- Inclusion will continue to be an important topic for the fashion industry and frankly most industries. The results are in and it looks like this NYFW Fall 2016 was the most inclusive to date, with 31.9% of collections featuring models of color. An improvement over Spring 2016, runways this season reflected a broad range of ethnicities, complexions, hair textures, and sizes. We are looking forward to seeing further change. (Teen Vogue)
- In the age of the polymath, why should editors be exempt from these multi-faceted careers? Grace Coddington is up next to bat with a new perfume designed in collaboration with Comme Des Garcons. Described as a blend of “peach blossom, white musk, and amber crystal–spiked Moroccan rose absolute,” the perfume comes in a Fabien Baron–designed bottle with a custom cat-shaped cap (very Grace!) and will hit fragrance counters on April 19. (Vogue.com)
- Given the power that comes with being an established European brand, our eyes are always open for new emerging labels that are looking to disrupt the industry. Forbes recently profiled “10 Startups Redefining Italian Fashion.” My favorites include Les Petit Jouers’ handbags embellished with LEGO and Oscar Tiye’s celebrity obsessed (Gigi Hadid, Eva Longoria, Camila Alves, Gabrielle Union, Miranda Kerr…need I say more) winged Malikah heels. (Forbes)
- Print publishing has taken a hit with the rise of online sites, but advertising matters to all media, especially print media. Vogue claimed the top spot with most ad pages in March 2016 for fashion magazines. Why does it matter? Apparently, Condé Nast charges a higher premium on its advertising pages than its competitors, Time Inc. and Hearst. Looks like Vogue is only getting stronger! (WWD)
What do you think about today’s Fashion Bomb Breakdown?