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

June 2018 – 1


  Fashion The Business of Fashion Turbulent Times in Australian Retail Megan Doyle, 26/5/18 ‘Heritage retailers and global e-tailers are locked in battle for the Australian consumer, pitting old guard against new guard while fashion brands get caught in the crossfire.’ Read More   Beauty The Business of Fashion Subverting Selfie Culture Karl Plewka, 28/5/18 ‘There are those who are raising an anarchic middle finger at the contoured, pornstar perfection of the needy Insta-ready wannabes, writes Karl Plewka of Beauty Papers.’ Read More   Social Media The Business of Fashion Do Influencers Need Regulating? John Ortved, 29/5/18 ‘The land of… Continue Reading

May 2018 – 1


Fashion Revolution Business of Fashion Millennials Say They Care About Sustainability. So, Why Don’t They Shop This Way? Luna Atamian Hahn-Petersen, April 21 2018 ‘The gap between millennials’ stated interest in sustainability and their actual purchasing patterns is not due to lack of conviction but product availability and lack of clear marketing, argues Luna Atamian Hahn-Petersen.’ Read More   The Sydney Morning Herald The human cost of fast fashion is still too high By Keren Adams, April 23 2018 ‘Wages in the garment industry remain notoriously low. Forced and child labour are widespread and, in many countries, workers are still criminalised… Continue Reading

April 2018 – 3


  Fashion Business of Fashion Meet Fashion’s Next Generation: Over 60s By Victoria Berezhna, 13/4/18 ‘In what’s being called a ‘Greynnaisance,’ fashion brands are enlisting older models and influencers to entice oft-ignored Baby Boomers and younger fans on social media.’ Read More   Business of Fashion It’s Time for Vogue Africa Leanne Tlhagoane, 14/4/18 ‘With international editions of Vogue for the Middle East, Latin America and more recently for Poland and even the Czech Republic, calls for Vogue Africa are growing louder.’ Read More   Gender Medium What Do We Do About Women With A Penis? Cassie Brighter, March 2018 (but… Continue Reading

April 2018 -2


Fashion Business of Fashion Can ‘Sick-Cute’ Fashion Break Japan’s Silence on Suicide? Kati Chitrakorn, 3/4/18 ‘With garments spelling ‘I Want to Die’ and accessories like syringes and bandages, a dark offshoot of the oppressively cute ‘kawaii’ culture is addressing the hush-hush topic of depression and mental illness in Japan. ‘ Read More   Career The New Yorker What Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People” Can Teach the Modern Worker Jessica Weisberg, 2/4/18 ‘Dale Carnegie treated the employee-employer relationship as a sacred, symbiotic bond. In today’s economy, work is structured more like a string of one-night stands.’ Read… Continue Reading

April 2018 – 1


  Fashion High Snobiety 2 Years After They Broke the Internet, It Looks Like Nobody is Buying Vetements Alec Leach, 29/3/18 ‘For the fashion industry, the brand’s irony, massive silhouettes and edgy styling were a breath of fresh air, but for the rest of the world, Vetements will be forever the brand that broke the internet when its $200 DHL T-shirt dropped in 2016. But what about today?’ Read More   WWD Vetements’ Guram Gvasalia, Buyers Say Highsnobiety Story Is Fake News Aria Hughes, 30/3/18 The chief executive officer along with buyers from Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods, Jeffrey New York and more… Continue Reading