1. Brands Are Using Streetwear to Attract Gen-Z: Wares from brands like Supreme and Champion have been a reliable draw for high-end brands trying to capture a younger market, with several established fashion brands finding success collaborating with niche streetwear labels. – Read More on Forbes
2. Should brands charge more for larger sizes? The fashion industry long ago agreed to give the same price to clothing regardless of size, essentially amortizing the higher cost of materials for larger sizes. Given that tradition, it would be bizarre to pay more for a size 10 than a 2. – Read More on Vogue Business
3. Celebrities are the new designers: Celebrities are no longer just slapping their names onto products in licensing agreements, circa the early 2000s. Some are becoming credible designers in their own right. The hottest fashion labels right now are from celebrities with a strong point of view, like Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Kanye West. – Read More on Fast Co.
4. RETRO READ: What does Rihanna and LVMH’s new venture say about the state of the fashion industry? “Will young creative types continue to view traditional fashion design as an attractive career path? Has the zeal for brand-building made the zeal for creative expression a secondary consideration?” – Read More on TFL
5. Amazon hasn’t dominated the clothing industry yet. Here’s why. For one thing, Americans still buy 80% of their clothes at physical stores—despite the fact that malls are fast becoming artifacts and shopping online is the norm. – Read More on MIT Technology Review
6. Prada’s Existential quest: As creative guru Miuccia turns 70, the fashion brand’s stock sits 35% below its IPO price. To return there Prada needs Gucci’s sales growth and LVMH’s margins. Unless neophyte 31-year-old son Lorenzo’s renewables push enthuses his peers, it may not stay independent. – Read More on Reuters