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1. Prada-Backed AI Startup to Stage Live Streamed 3D Virtual Fashion Show:  The ‘virtual’ aspect is that the models and clothes are being created using 3D digital design, rendering, and animation, based on technical data (including garment measurements) and photographs of the models and clothes. The show comes on the heels of Congolese fashion designer Anifa Mvemba staging a 3D fashion show to showcase the latest creations of her brand, Hanifa Official. – Read More on Forbes

2. Sixty-Eight Black-Owned Fashion and Beauty Brands to Support: “It’s small actions like supporting black owned beauty brands that help level the capitalist playing field for us.” It’s also demonstrating you stand with black and brown communities, rather than upholding brands that might instead exploit black and brown cultures and rituals. – Read More on Vogue

3. Fashion Shows Get High Tech—and Socially Distant: The pandemic accelerated a push underway long before the crisis to reinvent the fashion show. Some editors, retailers and designers had assailed traditional shows as dated and not timed to when clothes were in stores. – Read More on WSJ

4. Canada Goose is lowering its reliance on department stores in recovery push: Canada Goose Holdings Inc says it will limit shipments to department stores and focus on its own outlets and website to shore up profit margins, as it looks to cushion the blow from the COVID-19 pandemic. – Read More on Reuters

5. RETRO READ: How sportswear fashion is indebted to Indigenous and African American cultures. Even after they already bestowed North American style with a clear and identifiable character, Indigenous and African American intellectuals, musicians and entrepreneurs continue to help define what fashion from the Americas looks and feels like. – Read More on the Conversation