- Fashion maverick Virgil Abloh, who was the founder of Off-White and creative director of menswear at Louis Vuitton, has passed away at age 41.
- Interest in the Gucci brand is soaring after House of Gucci, the movie starring Lady Gaga, was released last week.
- According to the latest shoe report from Shoeaholics, part of the Kurt Geiger footwear group, two in three Britons now say they wear sneakers to the office.
- Loeffler Randall is branching out into home decor.
- California is the first US state to ban the selling of fur, including mink, chinchilla, lynx, fox, rabbit, beaver, coyote and other luxe furs.
- As sustainability becomes a top issue in the fashion industry, brands are phasing out overlooked plastics such as hangers, buttons and sequins, and opting for recycled and biodegradable alternatives.
- Former QVC personality Kathleen Kirkwood, who was known as the ‘diva of shoulder pads’, has died at the age of 62.
- Nordstrom has added & Other Stories to its growing inventory.
- After 60 years in the make-up business CoverGirl is now launching a skincare collection.
- Lousiana is the latest state to push for inclusivity for folks with natural hair by adding a section on textured hair to all of its hairstylist licensing exams.
In a recent Vogue feature, Sarah Jessica Parker spoke out against double standards for men and women when it comes to aging:
“Everyone has something to say. ‘She has too many wrinkles, she doesn’t have enough wrinkles.’ It almost feels as if people don’t want us to be perfectly okay with where we are, as if they almost enjoy us being pained by who we are today, whether we choose to age naturally and not look perfect, or whether you do something if that makes you feel better. I know what I look like. I have no choice. What am I going to do about it? Stop aging? Disappear?”