July 2018 – 3

Fashion

Business of Fashion

Two Veteran American Vogue Editors Are Stepping Down

Chantal Fernandez, 13/7/18

‘Fashion director Tonne Goodman and executive fashion editor Phyllis Posnick are reducing their roles, signalling a changing of the guard atop Condé Nast’s flagship fashion title.’

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Business of Fashion

Mr. Bags Sells 3.24 Million RMB Worth of Bags in 6 Minutes

Kati Chitrakorn, 13/7/18

‘The influential fashion blogger is also collaborating with Montblanc on a limited-edition collection of women’s handbags, a new category for the brand.’

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The New York Times

How Algorithms Are Threatening Fashion’s White-Collar Jobs

Noam Sheiber, 9/7/18

‘Artificial intelligence could replace high-status roles known more for their creativity than cold empirical judgments, such as buying and merchandise planning.’

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Beauty

The Guardian

Lush cosmetics payroll error underpaid staff by $2m

Michael McGowan, 17/7/18

‘Cosmetics company apologises, promising to pay back millions to more than 5,000 employees.’

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Culture

Vulture

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America? Isn’t Just Fake News

Jen Chaney, 15/7/18

‘But after watching the premiere half-hour of Who Is America?, I started to see how Baron Cohen’s approach might — and I emphasize might because I have only seen one episode — play an effective role in ringing alarm bells about off-the-rail politics, and for precisely the reason that initially concerned me: because the notion of violating norms has become far more extreme in 2018.’

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The New Yorker

How the BBC Women Are Working Toward Equal Pay

Lauren Collins, 17/7/18

‘When Carrie Gracie discovered that her salary was lower than that of her male peers, she blamed herself. But wage disparities are a social problem with far-reaching effects.’

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The New Yorker

World Cup 2018: The Moral Clarity of Pussy Riot’s Protest

Masha Gessen, 15/7/18

‘As four members in Russian-police uniforms charged the field during the final, Pussy Riot became the only people to make a meaningful statement about Russian politics during the World Cup.’

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