1. Instagram’s design gave rise to the influencer economy. It may also be its downfall: There are more than 500,000 active influencer accounts publishing posts around the clock. But it’s also a problem born of Instagram’s design. Its simple scrolling feed limits how much we can see at any given moment. So the more influencers post, the more our feeds are made up of white noise, and the easier it is for us to disengage. – Read More on Fast Co.
2. Are K-Pop Stars the World’s Biggest ‘Influencers’? Though K-Pop emerged in the late 1990s, it splashed onto the global stage in 2012 with “Gangnam Style,” South Korean singer Psy’s inescapable viral hit. When a K-Pop idol wears an item, it can sell out at lightning speed, not merely in Korea, but globally. – Read More on WSJ
3. Is the fashion-tech bubble going to burst? A combination of low interest rates and investors closing an eye to untested business models might have inflated the value of these stocks – from The RealReal and FarFetch to Revolve and Global Fashion Group. – Read More on Vogue Business
4. How Upending the Fashion Calendar Turbocharged Moncler: Moncler CEO Remo Ruffini's first big idea was to turn the puffer jacket - then worn mainly for winter sports or alpine expeditions - into a luxury item to be worn anywhere and everywhere. Now, in a second transformation, Ruffini has ditched traditional seasonal collections and instead harnesses social media to drive the brand. – Read More on Bloomberg
5. The Case of Kylie Jenner’s ‘Copied’ Instagram Pose: The mogul and billionaire faced a mini-scandal this week when an influencer accused her of copying a pose she first made on Instagram. But who really owns “Nude in Straw Hat”? – Read More on the Daily Beast