1. How t-shirt activism became the fashion statement of the year. – Read More on the Telegraph -- As for why fashion designers and fashion fans need to do more than merely design/wear t-shirts as a form of protest, you can read about that here.
2. Will Selena Gomez's Instagram Army Buy Coach Handbags? Tapestry Inc. has splashed out millions of dollars to sign up the singer and actress to be the face of the brand and launch a product range. The problem for brands and investors is that it's hard to know if they are getting value for money. It's all down the digital drain unless they're selling products that their followers actually want to buy. – Read More on Bloomberg
3. Interview: Virgil Abloh's Democratic Design. "I am specifically interested in democratic design. A company that puts design and sustainability at its forefront. It is produced and distributed where the population can live with design and acquire it." – Read More on Forbes
4. LVMH Group: In the "Amazon Era," LVMH is in a very good position to successfully create value for its shareholders. Prestige brands are very resistant to any sort of technological or cultural changes going on. – Read More on Seeking Alpha
5. J.C. Penney cuts ties with Russell Simmons after a second sexual misconduct charge emerged against Def Jam Recordings co-founder. J.C. Penney has discontinued sales of his apparel label, Argyleculture, which Simmons founded in 2012, a representative from J.C. Penney confirmed. – Read More on Retail Dive
6. Meet Jamilla Okubo, the 24-Year-Old Parsons Grad Who’s Already Working With Dior. – Read More on The Cut