1. The Future of Shopping is Already Happening in China: Traditional retail and e-commerce holds little interest for Gen-Z consumers who account for 13 percent of household spending (more than 4x greater than their U.S. peers), and who are wedded to smartphones and take their cues from influencers. – Read More on Bloomberg
2. Colorist in High Fashion: 19 years of Vogue covers show how the magazine represents women of all skin tones. At a glance, you could argue that Vogue covers are diverse, or at least that they have gotten more diverse in recent years. But when we really look, it’s easy to see that the majority of the black women are light-skinned and the majority of dark-skinned women are actually a single person. – Read More on The Pudding
3. Boohoo’s Impressive Growth Proves Ultrafast Fashion is Still on the Rise: Revenues reached $1.1 billion, up 48 percent from the year prior. “This has confirmed my belief and optimism that the group’s investments into its brands and infrastructure have allowed it to develop a scalable multi-brand platform that is well positioned to disrupt, gain market share and capitalize on what is a truly global opportunity.” – Read More on Footwear News
4. RETRO READ: A Slew of New Retailers Are Killing the Fast Fashion Status Quo. Traditional fast fashion brands are paying the price for evolving too slowly in the digital space, and consumers are simply spending their dollars elsewhere, as an array of low-cost, trend-specific competitors have entered the market in recent years, particularly in the form of digital natives that are significantly more apt at giving teens and young adults what they want. – Read More on TFL
5. Workplaces have become increasingly casual, with tech and creative industries ditching suits, chinos, and blazers. In its place, activewear and jeans have become the norm, and in both cases, the looks are fairly similar for men and women. – Read More on Fast Co.
6. PC COUTURE: On the intersections of ‘political correctness’ and creativity . “Be politically correct, but please don’t bother other people with conversation about being politically correct, because that’s the end of everything. You want to create boredom? Be politically correct in your conversation.” – Read More on Vestoj