News Roundup – December 2018 2


  Fashion Business of Fashion Chanel Is Banning Exotic Skins: Here’s Why Brian Baskin, 4/12/18 ‘The Parisian fashion house announced Monday that it would stop manufacturing products made from snakes, crocodiles, lizards and more, citing difficulty obtaining responsibly sourced skins. What does this mean for its bottom line, and for the industry at large?’ Read More   Business of Fashion Op-Ed | Why Chanel’s Exotic Skins Ban Is Wrong Daniel Natusch, Rosie Cooney, Tomas Waller and Grahame Webb, 6/12/18 ‘While well-meaning, the French luxury house’s move to stop manufacturing products made from snakes, crocodiles, lizards and other reptiles will hurt… Continue Reading

News Roundup – December 2018 1


  Fashion Business of Fashion Condé Nast to Merge US and International Arms to Form Global Company Chantal Fernandez, 27/11/18 ‘Bob Sauerberg, chief executive of the American operation, will step down after a global CEO is found. Jonathan Newhouse will become chairman of the board of directors.’ Read More   BBC News Fast fashion: ‘How do you justify selling a £2 T-shirt?’ 27/11/18 Big-name retailers have defended selling clothes for £5 or less, saying their ability to sell clothes so cheaply is down to business models. Read More   The Sydney Morning Herald ‘They had us fooled’: Inside Payless’s elaborate… Continue Reading

News Roundup: November 2018 4


  Fashion Business of Fashion Can Dolce & Gabbana Weather Its Chinese Social Media Storm? Casey Hall and Zoey Suen, 22/11/18 ‘Retailers have responded to the outcry following a marketing campaign that many deemed racist by removing the brand’s products from stores and websites.’ Read More This story was broke by Diet Prada on Instagram @diet_prada. Head to their page to catch up.   Domestic Violence SBS News Counting Dead Women: The project keeping toll of Australia’s hidden ‘epidemic’ Nick Baker, 23/11/18 ‘Australia is experiencing an “epidemic” of fatal violence against women, according to an organisation that keeps a tally… Continue Reading

News Roundup: November 2018 3


    Fashion Business of Fashion A Whole New World: Five Lessons Fashion Can Learn From Disney Faran Krentcil, 16/11/18 ‘As Mickey Mouse turns 90, he and the rest of his cartoon crew are enjoying a moment as fashion icons. Disney gave BoF a look behind the scenes at how it gets its iconic characters on everything from Gucci sweatshirts to H&M X Moschino T-shirts.’ Read More   Social Media The Australian Financial Review The influencers next door: why being small on social media can mean big bucks Sapna Maheshwari, 12/11/18 ‘You have probably heard of influencers, that group of… Continue Reading

News Roundup: November 2018 2


  Fashion Business of Fashion The Case for Seeking Out More Diverse Influencers Elizabeth Holmes, 9/11/18 ‘On the heels of the #RevolveSoWhite controversy, influencers and agencies are pushing brands to feature a broader range of ethnicities, sizes and ages in their campaigns.’ Read More   The Fashion Law Alibaba Brings in $10 Billion in First Hour of its Single’s Day Shopping Event TFL, 10/11/18 ‘November 11th is Singles’ Day in China. The holiday – which was first celebrated in the 1990’s by young, single Chinese as a type of anti-Valentine’s Day – was co-opted by e-commerce giant Alibaba in 2009,… Continue Reading

News Round Up: November 2018 1


  Fashion Sydney Morning Herald Kombucha jacket lands HSC student Heather in the London College of Fashion Jordan Baker, 22/10/18 ‘Heather Weir’s parents heartily support her dreams. She knows this because they allowed her to leave a kombucha mixture reeking of vinegar in their bathtub for 10 weeks so she could make fabric for her HSC fashion project.’ Read More   Sydney Morning Herald ‘No record’: Julie Bishop facing questions over Jimmy Choo shoes disclosure Latika Bourke & Kirsty Needham, 23/10/18 ‘Julie Bishop could be in breach of strict rules that stipulate ministers must pay for extravagant gifts, after receiving… Continue Reading

News Roundup: October 2018 4


  Fashion The Business of Fashion Why Fashion’s Anti-Fur Movement Is Winning Tamison O’Connor, 15/10/18 ‘Brands from Gucci to Michael Kors and DVF have recently stopped using fur, calculating that the goodwill generated with younger customers, and a reprieve from social media-amplified protests by animal-rights activists, is worth a few million dollars in lost sales.’ Read More   The Mirror Prince Harry slams fashion industry for plastic waste on visit to polluted beach with Meghan Markle Russell Myers and Tom Davidson, 18/10/18 The Duke of Sussex spoke of his concerns about the clothing brands while on a visit to South… Continue Reading

News Roundup: October 2018 3


  Fashion Business of Fashion The Unglamorous Reality of Being a Stylist to the Stars Melissa Magsaysay, 9/10/18 ‘Movie studios are slashing marketing budgets as the supply of celebrity stylists grows, spelling longer hours at lower pay.’ Read More   The Guardian Cheap fashion sales threaten the planet. Could online influencers be our saviours? Emine Saner, 7/10/18 ‘Vloggers have fuelled a boom in cut-price clothing. Now they could persuade big brands to change their behavior’ Read More   Business of Fashion The First Step to Starting Your Career in Sustainable Fashion Sarah Arnold, 9/10/18 ‘To kick off your career at the intersection… Continue Reading