1. Anna Wintour: “I don’t work for Anna Wintour, I work for Condé Nast. I don’t have any kind of social media accounts or look for personal recognition … it’s not something I spend any time thinking about at all. I come to the office and do my job.” – Read More on the Guardian
2. North Korea has instructed its factories to copy big brands’ sneaker designs: “The respected leader Kim Jong Un has instructed us to closely study shoes from all over the world and learn from their example,” says Kim Kyong Hui, of Pyongyang’s Ryuwon Shoe Factory. – Read More on Qz
3. RETRO READ: With Cosmetics a Growing Manufacturing Priority, North Korea Says, “Watch Out Chanel.” Western products are brought into factories for copying. "Our beloved leader sent us 138 kinds of cosmetic products from different world-famous brands, and we have made a detailed analysis.” – Read More on TFL
4. Here’s how teens edit their selfies for social media likes: The difference now, however, is that Photoshop is no longer a professional tool that’s shaping cultural sensibilities through ads and magazine covers alone. It’s a one-button filter in apps like Facetune, Instagram, or Snapchat that allows anyone to dramatically alter their image, instantly. – Read More on Fast Co.
5. The fashion bubble: Why big brands keep making racially insensitive ads. "There is such pressure on speed that there is no time for consideration," said Allen Adamson, co-founder of Metaforce, a marketing firm. "When you are moving this fast, there is no time for perspective." – Read More on SMH
6. What does it meme? The rise and rise of the fashion viral. Intentional or not, creating clothes that become memes is a sure-fire way to set yourself apart from the old guard. With around 60% of luxury customers of a millennial age, clicks not only lead to sales: as a marketing strategy, they are arguably more important for getting your brand out there. – Read More on the Guardian