1. ASAP Bari, the former Nike collaborator who sat front row at Dior Homme's S/S19 show, pleads guilty to sexually assaulting a woman at London Hotel: ASAP Bari – real name Jabari Shelton – pleaded guilty to one count of sexual assault after a video emerged of him attacking a woman at an east London hotel. Judge Zoe Smith sentenced Shelton to a £4,000 fine. He will also have to pay his victim £2,500 compensation as well as £2,500 costs to the court. Sentencing him, she said he had shown a "very unpleasant attitude" towards women. – Read More on the Evening Standard
2. RETRO READ: Paris Fashion Week's Front Rows Speak to Fashion's Complicated Stance on #MeToo. An alleged serial rapist, a man accused of sexual assault, and a statutory rapist found themselves front row at some of the fashion’s hottest runway shows, demonstrated the ugly underside of fashion’s approach to #MeToo. – Read More on TFL
3. Inside the most Instagrammable place on Earth: Instagram playgrounds are a burgeoning form of mass entertainment. With 1 billion users worldwide, the social media platform has given rise to a cottage industry of photogenic pop-up “experiences” and installations, whether it be the Color Factory or the Museum of Ice Cream, that cater to preening users looking to capture a memorable, and envy-inducing, experience. – Read More on Fast Co.
4. British photographer Nick Knight on #MeToo, Brexit and the future of fashion imagery in 2019: “It had felt for a long time like imagery was stuck in rut, but I think that’s changing now,” he considers. “The internet has pushed things along. I do most of my casting for new talent on Instagram, I work a lot with YouTube.” – Read More on the Telegraph
5. Meet the People, Trends, and Products That Will Rule Fashion in 2019: From ugly sandals (the new ugly sneaker) to Hedi Slimane. – Read More on Vogue
6. Case Study: Should a Direct-to-Consumer Company Start Selling on Amazon? “The jury is still out on whether luxury brands benefit from being on Amazon. A lot of those brands sell a very small subset of their products on Amazon—and usually not their flagship ones. They save those for their own sites or stores, where they can control the buying experience.” – Read More on HBR
7. Nicholas Kirkwood: “The speed of [fashion] constantly keeps you on your toes, but it forces you to always move forwards. You’re either trying to progress your own ideas, or you’re trying to challenge what is out there already.” – Read more on The Talks