FFD Fashion News Roundup 8.11.17

| Illamasqua introduce a Gender Fluid Campaign, Taylor Swift’s legal threats, Black Friday deals, Zara Laborers cry for help and Twitters bisexual content controversy.

This week we’ve been talking about Black Panther, Belstaff and Brunch. But what have we been reading about? Here are the top five fashion news headlines from around the web!

Illamasqua Launches Gender Fluid Christmas Campaign

  • Illamasqua’s gender-fluid Christmas campaign has just dropped and it’s as full of colour, individuality and creativity as we’d hoped. Featuring Munroe Bergdorf and self-identified ‘gender capitalist’ model Rain Dove, the makeup brand’s statement reads loud and clear: ‘MERRY XMAS: Celebrate Without Chromosomes’.
  • Taylor Swift Threatens To Sue Pop Culture Blogger

  • Taylor Swift’s legal counsel has threatened to slap PopFront Magazine with a lawsuit for publishing an article about white supremacy and comparing the lyrics of Swift’s song “Look What You Made Me Do” and with the chants at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, North Carolina.
  • Retailers unveil Black Friday deals

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  • UK retailers have begun to reveal their Black Friday discounts weeks ahead of the 24 November event. Some retailers have already started their Black Friday deals in the run up to the day, while others will extend their discounts into the week following the event.
  • Unpaid Laborers Are Slipping Tags Into Zara Clothes

  • Turkish workers employed by third-party manufacturer Bravo say they’re owed three months’ pay after the company shut down overnight. They are walking into stores to manually attach these tags, hoping that customers who read their notes will help convince Zara, which did not respond to the AP, to pay them.
  • Twitter Hit By Controversy Over Bisexual Content

  • Twitter has been accused of deliberate bisexual erasure after users spotted that making a picture search using the bisexual hashtag produces no results. Instead, users who search #bisexual under Photos are greeted with a message that reads: No results for #bisexual. The term you entered did not bring up any results. You may have mistyped your term or your search setting could be protecting you from some potentially sensitive content. However, even if a user unticks a box marked hide sensitive content, Twitter still brings up no photo results after searching the #bisexual hashtag."
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