FFD Fashion News Roundup 15.11.17

| Victoria’s Secret x Balmain collab, Hijab Barbie, Spotify sells merchandise, Alexa Chung does her bit for charity and Kenzo releases 3 new fashion films.

This week we’ve been talking about Cuffing Season, we’ve been interviewing Chloe Milligan, founder of Mud Urban Flowers & we’ve reported on the new HIgh Fashion Pudsey Ears collection. But what have we been reading about? Here are the top five fashion news headlines from around the web!

Victoria’s Secret and Balmain launch exclusive collaboration

  • VICTORIA’S SECRET has tapped Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing to create custom looks for its annual catwalk spectacular, and a capsule collection to launch in stores on November 29, the day after the show airs on US network CBS. Though the lingerie giant has called upon designers to create runway pieces in the past, the VS and Balmain tie-up will mark the first time the brand has partnered with a fashion house on an in-store collection.
  • Hijab Barbie hits the toy stores

  • The latest Barbie doll line is modelled after the American Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. When Barbie deisgner Mattel proposed a Barbie based on her, she wept. Muhammad made a few initial requests, including that the doll have big, strong legs, and that she wear dark eyeliner and the hijab.
  • You can now buy makeup on Spotify

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  • Spotify continues to lay the groundwork to diversify its platform beyond music streaming. In the latest development, the company is going to start selling beauty products. The new service is sn expansion of Spotify’s partnership with Merchbar, which Spotify started working with last year to sell artists’ merchandise on their profile pages. Working with popular make up artist Pat McGrath and musician Maggie Lindemann, fans can now shop the look of a particular artist, a large theme for how products are sold on other social media sites like Instagram.
  • Alexa Chung Designs Charity Handbag

  • Today, Chung unveils her very first bag, in support of the annual charity initiative Amex Shop Small. Priced at just £25, the gorgeous gingham tote is significantly more affordable than other pieces from the Alexachung range but is just as playful, chic and current as we might expect from the beloved Brit style icon.
  • Kenzo launches 3 new fashion films

  • Kenzo invited three young filmmakers to interpret its AW17 collection tied to the theme of how we inhabit earth today. The resulting series of short, conceptual films living under the header of Kenzo Season Zero, explore everything from the basics of orange juice to the feel of an alternative universe. The trio, which includes Mati Diop, Baptist Penetticobra and Eduardo Williams, were selected for their singular and multicultural visions of our world.
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