1. Secondhand Could Supplant Fast Fashion in a Decade and ThredUp & The RealReal Are Leading the Way: Research suggests that customers are now thinking of their clothing as a ‘tradable asset’, which is influencing buying decisions around the secondhand (or thirdhand) value of their purchases.– Read More on Forbes
2. Designers share their advice for breaking into the fashion industry: “The one thing I see and hear all the time is people not knowing fashion history. I think to be good at something you need to do proper research and study everything about the subject.” – Read More on i-D
3. Is Kanye West working with a convicted sex offender? Yeezy was sighted in Japan with ASAP Bari, who’s fresh off sexual assault charge. – Read More on Newsweek
4. RETRO READ: Paris Fashion Week's Front Rows Speak to Fashion's Complicated Stance on #MeToo. Like alleged serial rapist IanConnor, Jabari Shelton – aka ASAP Bari –is a problematic associate for notable fashion brands thanks to his May 2018 arrest in London on two counts of sexual assault. – Read More on TFL
5. China’s sharing economy comes to fashion: Some 38 million Chinese used online resale platforms in 2017, up from 1.5 million in 2014, according to data provider QuestMobile. “The Chinese economy has reached a turning point. People still want good brands, but the money they can spend on clothes is declining, so they have to look for alternatives.” – Read More on Vogue Biz
6. Forever 21’s new USPS capsule collection is fast fashion at its worst: The fast fashion company is totally indiscriminate about its use of licenses. Right now, the company has clothes featuring Mickey Mouse; Harvard’s logo; AC/DC, Rolling Stones, and Def Leppard album covers; NASA; Nascar; Kodak; Sprite; and Mario Kart. Just to name a few. – Read More on Fast Co.