Sophia Webster and J.Crew continue their collaboration, an interesting H&M book will hit the shelves next month, Rakuten launches a US fashion website, and more news from the style trenches this week.

Fun Fashion Fact

Did you know that British chemist Sir William Henry Perkin accidentally discovered the colour mauve while trying to find a synthetic substitute for the antimalarial drug quinine. He originally named it “Tyrian Purple,” but soon changed it to mauve or mauveine, which became the world’s first synthetic dye.