August 2018 – 3


The Fashion Law

$500 Million in Counterfeit Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel Goods Seized in One of the Largest Busts to Date


‘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.’

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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, but it is also sustainable, argue Mark Oaten and Nancy Daigneault.’

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Business of Fashion

What Fashion Must Learn from Apple’s $1 Trillion Milestone

John Thorbeck, 18/8/18

‘Fashion’s future is a long going out of business sale, unless it turns itself upside down, argues John Thorbeck.’

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ABC Four Corners

Beauty’s New Normal


‘Welcome to the new world of enhanced “beauty” where there’s nothing natural about the faces and bodies created by cosmetic procedures. Fuelled by social media influencers on Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat, cosmetic surgery has entered the mainstream.’

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ABC News

Central Coast body modifier charged over death of woman with plastic snowflake implant


A man has been arrested over the death of a woman after he allegedly implanted a plastic snowflake under her skin at a New South Wales Central Coast tattoo shop.

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Workplace Gender Equality Agency

National gender pay gap lowest in 20 years


‘The national gender pay gap has reached its lowest level in 20 years at 14.6%. So, this year, Equal Pay Day will be on Friday 31 August, marking the 62 additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same pay as men.’

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