1. China is set to overtake the US as the world’s largest fashion market in 2019: The wealth of China’s nearly 1.4 billion people is rapidly multiplying, creating legions of new consumers with disposable income to spendon things such as sports, entertainment, and of course, clothes and shoes. – Read More on Quartzy
2. Why does luxury fashion hate Chinese consumers? A Dolce & Gabbana ad highlights luxury fashion’s entrenched racism – but the consumer response suggests the world has had enough. – Read More on Fast Co.
3. Why the future of luxury fashion is on WhatsApp and WeChat, this start-up believes: Backed by investors including Hong Kong’s Adrian Cheng, millennial-focused Threads Styling allows users to shop what they see on social media - via chat. – Read More on SCMP
4. Victoria’s Secret Has a Mean-Girl Problem: For generations, fashion brands were free to set strict standards for feminine appearance. Then social media happened. Suddenly, the hierarchy of who speaks and to whom in the brand-consumer relationship has shifted beneath the feet of corporate behemoths such as L Brands, and now frustrated women can launch negative mainstream press cycles on their own. – Read More on the Atlantic
5. Pot of gold: how the beauty industry fell for cannabis. CBD oil is cropping up in an increasing number of high-end creams, oils and even mascaras. According to the Cannabis Trades Association UK, the number of CBD consumers rose from 125,000 in 2017 to 250,000 in 2018. – Read More on the Guardian