1. From Prada and Gucci's blackface to Burberry's noose, the fashion world has become a cavalcade of controversies which reveal its ignorance about racism and other cultural issues. – Read More on the Daily Beast — And while we are at it: is at least some of this consistent stream of offensive designs aimed explicitly at causing outrage and … clicks? Per Salon, "The old saying that 'there's no such thing as bad publicity' seems to be panning out for these companies. Sure, they get blowback and criticism, but they also get their name into the news cycle and remind consumers that they exist."
2. Karl Lagerfeld’s ugly side: ‘ruthless’, ‘misogynistic’, cruel to curvy women: German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who died on Tuesday, was known for his controversial comments as well as his designs. – Read More on SCMP
3. RETRO READ: Karl Lagerfeld’s Attitude is Exactly Why Fashion Needs the #MeToo Movement. “I read somewhere that now you must ask a model if she is comfortable with posing … Its unbelievable. If you don’t want your pants pulled about, don’t become a model! Join a nunnery, there’ll always be a place for you in the convent. They’re recruiting even!” – Read More on TFL
4. Self-care newsletter Girls’ Night In snags funding, plans expansion: Girls’ Night In already shows promise in steering itself into a wellness juggernaut. In addition to suggesting new face masks or cozy attire, the newsletter expanded into greater self-care topics such as mental health and social issues. – Read More on Fast Co.
5. Fast fashion: 'Penny on a garment' to drive clothes recycling. Clothing brands and retailers should pay a penny on every garment they sell to fund a £35 million annual recycling scheme, according to members of British parliament. – Read More on BBC