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 – 2


Fashion Business of Fashion Uniqlo’s $300 Million Bet on Federer BoF Team, 6/7/18 ‘The deal with Uniqlo, one of the most lucrative in the history of sports, is said to be worth $300 million over 10 years, putting Federer, whose commercial appeal was already unparalleled, significantly ahead of top-earning footballers Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and NBA star LeBron James, in terms of endorsement income.’ Read More   Business of Fashion At Paris Couture, a Return to Elegance Angelo Flaccavento, 5/7/18 ‘The haute couture week which closed yesterday in Paris was marked by a poignant return to dressmaking that put… 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

June 2018 – 3


  Fashion Business of Fashion Kering to Sell Christopher Kane Back to Designer Kati Chitrakorn, 21/6/18 ‘The French luxury conglomerate is in talks to sell its 51 percent stake in the label back to the British designer after a 5-year partnership.’ Read More   The Business of Fashion In Defense of Virgil Abloh David Fischer, 20/6/18 ‘Virgil Abloh’s appointment as men’s artistic director of Louis Vuitton was a polarising choice, attracting charges like ‘he’s not a designer’ and ‘streetwear is a passing trend.’ Wrong and wrong, argues David Fischer of Highsnobiety.’ Read More    BBC News Asos to ban silk,… 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 – 2


  Fashion  The New York Times André Leon Talley’s Next Act Vanessa Friedman, 24/5/18 ‘Fashion does not take care of its people. No one is going to take care of me, except I am going to take care of myself.’ Read More   The Canberra Times Fashfest running late but still happening, say organisers Bree Winchester, 24/5/18 ‘It’s been all quiet on the Fashfest front so far this year but the event is definitely happening in 2018 according to organisers.’ Read More   The Guardian Interview magazine closes, ending a 50-year survey of Manhattan cool Edward Helmore, 22/5/18 ‘Magazine founded… 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