1. Louis Vuitton chairman and chief executive officer Michael Burke: "You’d be amazed. Half of our high-watchmaking clients, men, bought [the Louis Vuitton x] Supreme [collaboration]. Their average age is about 60 and they were just as hooked on Supreme as the kids. It wasn’t as Millennial-centric as most people think." – Read More on WWD
2. Fast Fashion Brands Challenged by Members of Parliament to Discourage Disposable Clothing: The fashion industry is a major source of the greenhouse gases that are overheating the planet. Discarded clothes are also piling up in landfill sites and fiber fragments are flowing into the sea when clothes are washed. – Read More on BBC
3. Cheap fashion sales threaten the planet. Could online influencers be our saviors? Influencers “have fueled a boom in cut-price clothing. Now they could persuade big brands to change their behavior. – Read More on the Guardian
4. “Kylie Skin” is a smart business idea from one of the savviest minds in beauty: Not only does the skincare category open doors for Jenner globally, it doubles down on her already existing market: millennials. According to the data firm TABS Analytics’ annual beauty buying survey, millennials – and their growing desire for Instagrammable skin – are the heaviest buyers of skincare. – Read More on Quartzy
[Editorial note: This article points to recent applications for “Kylie Skin” and “Kylie Skin by Kylie Jenner,” which it incorrectly says “are patents for various skin products.” These are actually trademarks, not patents. You can find a primer on the difference between these two distinct forms of intellectual property here].
5. Bye Bye Millennial Pink, Hot Pink is Back and Burning Bright: Throughout history, who wears pink and how they wear it has been much contested. “Society can give colors different meanings, or change and complicate existing ones. That’s what’s happening right now. We're saying, pink is pretty, but it could also be powerful.”– Read More on the Daily Beast