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

August 2018 – 2


  Fashion Business of Fashion Whatever: How Fashion Lost Its Meaning Eugene Rabkin, 8/8/18 ‘Fashion has entered a state of pure postmodernism where anything goes and nothing means anything anymore, argues Eugene Rabkin.’ Read More   The Business of Fashion Fashion’s Fur-Free Future PJ Smith, 11/8/18 Today’s consumers want to align their values with their wardrobes like never before and fashion companies are taking notice, argues PJ Smith. Read More   Health SBS How a multibillion dollar ‘poison’ was sold to us for 40 yrs Cat Woods, 6/8/18 ‘‘The Sugar Conspiracy’ explores the devastating health consequences of the sugar industry’s… Continue Reading

August 2018 -1


  Fashion and Retail The Business of Fashion A Week of Reckoning at Condé Nast BoF Team, 3/8/18 The publishing company is reported to have lost more than $120 million last year and plans to put Brides, Golf Digest and W up for sale. But the makeover won’t end there. Read More   The Business of Fashion Amazon Posts Small Loss in Australia Reuters, 3/8/18 ‘The US company launched its website on December 5 racking up a modest loss of £5.09 million, after rattling established bricks-and-mortar retailers.’ Read More   The Business of Fashion The Start-Ups Behind New York’s Retail… Continue Reading

July 2018 – 5


  Fashion The Business of Fashion Op-Ed | Why the Plus-Size Revolution Will Fail Liroy Choufan, 27/7/18 Disturbing as it might sound, fashion and inclusivity are incompatible, argues Liroy Choufan. Read More   Beauty Business of Fashion What Happens When Sephora Becomes Your Rival Jessica Schiffer, 25/7/18 ‘Small beauty retailers have thrived with ‘natural’ products that became big sellers. Now they are under pressure from the likes of Sephora muscling in on the space.’ Read More   Gender The Sydney Morning Herald Top companies ‘failing’ on gender pay gap face investor revolt Nassim Khadem, 23/7/18 ‘Investors could take stronger action… Continue Reading

July 2018 – 4


  Fashion ABC News 20/7/18 Burberry burns unsold products and not everyone is buying why ‘There are calls for an overhaul of the fashion industry after the upmarket British fashion label Burberry says it burned unsold clothes, accessories and perfume worth over $50 million last year to protect its brand.’ Read More   The New Yorker The Prada Flame Shirt Is Performance Art Troy Patterson, 21/7/18 ‘The shirt, part of Prada’s fall-winter collection, resembles an elevated version of an embarrassment perpetrated by one’s father at a backyard barbecue. Its ugliness is impudent.’ Read More   Beauty Business of Fashion Billion-Dollar… 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 – 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