1. The Hypocrisy of Justin Bieber’s Boring, Beige Clothing Line: With House of Drew, Justin Bieber thinks he created clothes for people who ‘don't care.’ But one has to care quite a bit to spend $98 on a sweatshirt, right? – Read More on the Daily Beast
2. Elite Soccer’s Culture of Graft: On Tuesday Cristiano Ronaldo, smiling and bedizened in a black coat and diamond earrings, arrived at court in Madrid, Spain, to receive a $21.6 million fine for tax fraud. It is roughly what the Portuguese star, worth around $450 million, makes each quarter. Ronaldo's slap on the wrist for Spanish tax fraud belies the scale of the problem. – Read More on New Republic
3. While the red, white, and blue mantra has dominated the last century of American presidential campaign branding the women running for president are breaking the rules of branding. The most diverse field of presidential candidates ever is also pushing the color of campaign branding like never before. – Read More on Fast Co.
4. Despite initial reports that Kanye West making good on his 2015 declaration that he would “make sure everyone gets Yeezys” was resulting in marked drop in demand, the “democratization” of Adidas’s Yeezy franchise led to unexpected gains in the fourth quarter, with sales up more than 6X. Whether Yeezy can withstand the pressure of the expanded allocation remains to be seen. – Read More from Matt Powell
5. Paris is aiming to be the sustainable fashion capital of the world. The city of Paris has announced official plans to become the most sustainable fashion capital by 2024. The initiative, entitled 'Paris Good Fashion' will aim to push the fashion industry towards using more sustainable practices. – Read More on Harper’s Bazaar