Chinese Agency Denies Overwork Led to Young Model's Death (The Guardian)
"The Chinese agency representing a 14-year-old Russian model Vlada Dzyuba who died after Shanghai fashion week has denied allegations that she was overworked and exhausted. The teenager, who despite her age was allowed to model under Chinese law, died after her condition quickly deteriorated."
Why Aren't There More Black Fashion Designers? (Dazed)
"Patrick Lee Yow, director of the Fashion Folio course at Central Saint Martins, blames levels of student debt and unaffordable rent in London, but says ultimately the education system is the biggest problem; schools and colleges are not preparing black students properly to study at creative universities."
Paul Manafort’s Shopping Sprees Hit Home (The New York Times)
"The former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was accused of money laundering and tax fraud, but the detail that seems to have caught the imagination of many is the approximately $1.3 million Mr Manafort spent during two shopping sprees in New York and Beverly Hills."
Will Chinese Luxury Consumers Follow Kering's Eco-Friendly Lead? (South China Morning Post)
"Kering launched its WeChat mini programme which introduces consumers to its renowned impact measurement tool. However, to equip Chinese luxury shoppers with a sustainable mindset, brands need to properly educate consumers about common misconceptions towards sustainable luxury."
Nivea's Fair Skin Products Are Only Capitalising on an Age-Old African Insecurity (Quartz)
"Global skincare brand Nivea sparked social media outrage for its 'Natural Fairness' body lotion, where the model's skin lightens as the the lotion passes over it. With a campaign line that reads 'For Visibly Fairer Skin', it taps into the assumption that features closer to those of a white person are most desired."