China Launches Luxury Brand Appraisal Center to Tackle Fakes (Jing Daily)
"The China Electronic Commerce Association has launched an official luxury brand appraisal centre in where items’ authenticity can be evaluated. If luxury consumers have concerns about their appraisal report, they may resubmit it to the centre for re-evaluation."
Street Style Is Killing Itself with Its Narrow Focus on Thin White Women (The Cut)
"Whatever is at the root of this, it’s clear that the purpose of street style is no longer about taking photos of well-dressed people to publish and share and inspire conversations about what makes a good look. It’s a calculated process of seeking out people on a checklist."
How a New Generation of Designers Is Changing the Face of Eco-Fashion (London Evening Standard)
"The fashion industry certainly has its work cut out. Fashion creates greenhouse gas emissions of 1.2 billion tonnes a year — larger than that of international flights and shipping combined. It costs the UK economy an estimated £82 million a year to landfill clothing and household textiles."
Modelling’s Glamour Hides Web of Abuse (The Boston Globe)
"The accused men include some of the most well-known powerbrokers in the multibillion-dollar fashion industry and were often named by multiple women — in one case, seven — for alleged sexual misconduct. Among them: Patrick Demarchelier, David Bellemere and Greg Kadel."
Former Prabal Gurung Employee Tells a Different Kind of #MeToo Story (Vox)
"Melissa Teitel became pregnant with her first child soon after becoming director of sales at the brand, and says that Gurung repeatedly made derogatory comments about her weight gain. When she was at home recovering from a C-section and trying to breastfeed her infant daughter, she says, the company let her go."
Can Marchesa Survive in a Post-Weinstein World? (Refinery29)
"When you consider that Georgina Chapman was married to Harvey Weinstein, who has long been said to have buoyed the fashion company financially, and whose recent and takedown exposed the dark ways our real-life princesses have been victimised, it’s hard not to reconsider Marchesa’s role in a post #MeToo world."