Matthew Williamson Is Doing a Line for Macy’s; William Rast Wins ‘Brand of the Year’ Award

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Matthew Williamson will design a capsule collection of 30 pieces for Macy’s — it will launch on April 13. [Vogue UK]

• The AAFA will award William Rast “Brand of the Year” at this year’s American Image Awards. [Racked]

• The Yohji Yamamoto exhibit opens at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London tomorrow. [WWD]

• Handbag designer Olympia Le-Tan had all fourteen samples of her new collection stolen from a preview party at Hotel Crillon in Paris. [Elle]

• Kate Middleton’s weight has become a popular point of discussion. [Jezebel]

• The U.S. is importing more textiles and apparel than ever — the equivalent of 4.4 billion square meters of fabrics in January 2011 alone. [WWD]