February 2018 – 2

Latest News - News Round-Up Leiden


Welcome to our weekly news round up where we highlight the news stories that have captured our attention during the past seven days.



 Business of Fashion

CFDA Ponders Radical Reinvention of New York Fashion Week

The BoF Team


‘Proenza Schouler and Rodarte could be heading back to New York, joining Alexander Wang with runway shows in December and June.’

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The Boston Globe

Modeling’s glamour hides web of abuse

By Jenn Abelson and Sacha Pfeiffer


‘The fashion industry is built on glamour and allure, but many models, especially the very young, know it for something else: sexual exploitation and abuse.’

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Man Repeller

Anonymous Influencers Get Real About Their IndustryHarling Ross


‘Yes, “influencers” existed long before the term was even coined, but the air of mystery surrounding them remains. What do they do all day? How do you become one? Is it as glamorous as it seems?’

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 Business of Fashion

When Radical Transparency Bites Back

Sarah Brown


‘Total transparency has been Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe’s calling card since the beginning. But what happens when it creates an online firestorm?’

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Time Magazine

‘I’m Not Going to Let Him Intimidate Me Anymore.’ Kate Upton Speaks Out on Alleged Harassment by Guess Co-Founder Paul MarcianoEliana Dockterman


‘As with so many other #MeToo moments, it began with a tweet. On Jan. 31, supermodel Kate Upton wrote, “It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand @Guess is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director #metoo.”’

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Sydney Morning Herald

The remarkable privilege of being a male politician

Julia Baird


‘There can be few greater examples of the double standard of reporting in Australian politics than that of Barnaby Joyce’s “love child”.’

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The Guardian

The gender gap in retirement savings isn’t just about super

Greg Jericho


‘If we want to make sure women have enough to retire on, we have to focus on how much they’re paid while they’re working.’

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