1. Welcome to the world of clickbait fashion: This is a case of all publicity being good publicity. As much as these products promote ridicule, they are being bought by a growing band of more experimental consumers. Topshop’s PVC see-through jeans are a case in point – they sold out. – Read More on the Guardian
2. Virgil Abloh: “That way of designing—to develop everything from zero—comes from a different time. For me, design is about whatever I find is worthy to tell a story about. I don’t believe that culture benefits from the idea that this line on a piece of paper has never been drawn in this exact way ever before. My goal is to highlight things—that’s why I collaborate a lot, that’s why I reference a lot, and that’s what makes my body of work what it is.” – Read More on Vogue
3. RETRO READ: The Irony of Being Off-White. In his own words, Ahloh says, Marcel Duchamp is “my lawyer,” a reference to the late artist’s practice of taking already-existing elements and elevating them as art. But, in reality, Duchamp isn’t Abloh’s counsel. He has a New York firm on retainer, which is busy amassing legal rights and enforcing them against copycats. – Read More on TFL
4. The Resale Fashion Industry is Bigger and More Disruptive Than You Think: The most amazing development is in the sneaker resale industry. A recent study shows that resale sneaker sales now account for more than $2 billion in annual sales. – Read More on Forbes
5. The Most Exciting Segment in Fashion Right Now is the Resale Market: Beyond the pure ease of e-commerce, resale sites by virtue of their often lower-than-initial-retail prices attract a whole slew of consumers that would otherwise not be luxury shoppers, leading many resale owners and analysts, alike, to liken these businesses to a “point of entry” for young consumers not yet flush enough with cash to buy a quilted Chanel flap bag at retail. – Read More on TFL
6. Burberry misses profit forecast as waits for new ranges to hit stores: New Burberry designer Riccardo Tisci’s ranges have been enthusiastically received by customers, but their arrival in store came too late to prevent the British luxury goods group from missing annual profit expectations. – Read More on Reuters
7. Away, now worth $1.4 billion, may soon be a fashion brand: They are now considering expanding into wellness products that would be useful on a trip, like skin care and supplements. And they’re also thinking about getting into apparel, by making comfy fashionable clothes to wear on flights. – Read More on Fast Co.