1. How do you sell couture to the Instagram generation? Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri says answer involves the unique relationship couture has to the body of the wearer; how clothes crafted over such long periods of time “speak of something very subtle, a lot more personal,” that would be impossible to achieve on a mass scale. – Read More on Dazed
2. Adidas and Nike pay record-breaking amounts to footballers, but deny decent wages to women stitching their shirts. The sportswear giants, which are major sponsors of the global event, pay poverty wages to the thousands of women in their supply chain that sew the football shirts and shoes of players and supporters. – Read More on Clean Clothes
3. The Best Influencers Are Babies: “If you’re a baby company or if you’re putting out a product for a mother that’s about to have a baby or if you’re currently pregnant, you’re kind of limited in the amount of influencers out there to work with. So, as you can imagine just for supply and demand, it makes you a lot more valuable because the pool of talent is very limited.” – Read More on Racked
4. How Huda Kattan built a multi-million-dollar beauty brand from a blog: Huda Beauty’s wildly popular online presence has grown into a dynamic brand that aims to rival the big dogs and challenge non-inclusive beauty standards. – Read More on Fast Co.
5. As technology makes everything more and more direct-to-consumer all the time, “advertising is just a lot less important than it used to be.” Today, more than ever, it's all about brand-building. – Read More on AdAge