News Roundup: October 2018 2


  Fashion ABC News Charities spending millions cleaning up fast fashion graveyard Amy Bainbridge and Penny Timms, 4/10/18 ‘Charities want consumers to think twice before making an impulse buy at a fast fashion store after new figures reveal it is costing millions of dollars to send unusable donations of cheap clothing to landfill.’ Read more   Fashionista Why Does So Much Ethical Fashion Look the Same? Whitney Bauk, 4/10/18 ‘Earth tones, neutral colors and minimalism dominate the average ethical fashion fan’s feed. But why is that — and who is getting left out of the equation?’ Read More   The… Continue Reading

News Roundup: October 2018 1


  Fashion Business of Fashion Fashion’s Year of Reckoning: Have We Learned Anything? Lauren Sherman, 24/9/18 ‘Nine months after the rise of fashion’s own #MeToo movement casting director James Scully, Model Alliance founder Sara Ziff and supermodel-turned-activist Karen Elson take stock.’ Read More   Business of Fashion Hedi Slimane’s First Celine Interview Laurence Benaim, 25/9/18 ‘Ahead of his Celine debut, Hedi Slimane talks to Laurence Benaïm for Le Figaro. BoF brings you the exclusive English translation of a rare sit down with one of the most secretive designers in fashion.’ Read More   Milan Fashion Week Business of Fashion The… Continue Reading

News Roundup: September 2018 – 3


  New York Fashion Week Man Repeller Fashion is Finally Embracing a New Kind of Sex Appeal Harling Ross, 12/9/18 ‘The link between style and sexuality is both obvious and inextricable, not only in terms of the tension between what is revealed and what is not, but also because of how thoroughly these threads are woven into the tapestries of our identity: a merging of the physical (clothes, bodies) with the emotional (power, desire, self-expression). Cultural norms dictate many of the ways these two worlds intersect, but a number of designers at New York Fashion Week have been offering up… Continue Reading

September 2018 – 2


  Fashion Business of Fashion Imran Amed, 6/9/18 Burberry Stops Destroying Product and Bans Real Fur ‘A PR backlash enveloped Burberry following the revelation that it destroyed £28.6 million worth of unsold product last year. Now, the company is ending the practice and banning animal fur. In a global exclusive interview, BoF’s Imran Amed sits down with Burberry CEO Marco Gobbetti to decode the thinking behind the move.’ Read More (it’s behind the pay wall but you won’t regret a professional membership to BoF)   Beauty Business of Fashion The Original Internet Beauty Brand Is Under Attack Kati Chitrakorn, 8/9/18… Continue Reading

August 2018 – 3


Fashion The Fashion Law $500 Million in Counterfeit Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel Goods Seized in One of the Largest Busts to Date 16/8/18 ‘The Department of Homeland Security seized counterfeit handbags and other accessories that would have a value of $500 million – if authentic and sold at retail – at ports in New York and New Jersey, as well as in Los Angeles, as part of a sophisticated and elaborate scheme.’ Read More   Business of Fashion Fur: A Reality Check Mark Oaten and Nancy Daigneault, 17/8/18 ‘Not only is real fur continuing to make a strong showing on the catwalks,… Continue Reading

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.’ Read More   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.’ Read More   The New York Times How Algorithms Are Threatening Fashion’s White-Collar Jobs Noam Sheiber,… Continue Reading

July 2018 – 1


  Fashion Business of Fashion YouTube Hires Derek Blasberg to Lead New Fashion and Beauty Partnerships Division Chantal Fernandez, 25/6/18 ‘YouTube is forming a new division dedicated to fashion and beauty content partnerships, led by Derek Blasberg. The appointment comes less than a week after Instagram launched its long-form video app, IGTV, in a clear bid to compete with the Google-owned platform.’ Read More   Parliament UK Sustainability of the fashion industry inquiry launched 22/6/18 ‘The Environmental Audit Committee investigates the social and environmental impact of disposable ‘fast fashion’ and the wider clothing industry.’ Read More   The Telegraph Are… Continue Reading

News Round Up – 24 June 2018


  Fashion The Guardian Brands including Ikea shun new safety accord after Rana Plaza disaster Michael Safi, 6/6/18 ‘New pact follows Bangladesh Accord, a safety agreement reached after building collapse killed more than 1,000 workers’ Read More   Elle How The Media Has Failed Kate Spade Grace O’Neill, 6/6/18 ‘Journalists have a moral responsibility in the wake of a suicide—the coverage of Kate Spade’s death has proved why we need to adhere to it.’ Read More   Business of Fashion Behind the Scenes of the LVMH Prize Christopher Morency, 6/6/18 ‘Tokyo-based designer Masayuki Ino of Doublet was crowned the winner… Continue Reading