FFD Fashion News Roundup 1/4/18

| The disposal of Stella McCartney, The New Frontiers Vogue Cover, UK fashion retailers reveal gender pay figures, Haider Ackermann Exits Berluti & Walmart bans Cosmo.

This week we’ve been talking about must-read fashion memoirs, we’ve chatted with Hayley Hall about how to be a top beauty instagrammer, and we’re discussing the resurgance of novelty fashion. But what have we been reading about? Here are the top five fashion news headlines from around the web!

Kering Confirms Stella MacCartney Split

  • The French luxury conglomerate is selling its 50 percent share of the label back to the designer after a 17-year partnership. The disposal of Stella McCartney comes at a time when Kering is streamlining its portfolio and focusing attention on fashion labels like Gucci, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga.

  • British Vogue Makes History With Its May Cover

  • Titled ‘The New Frontiers,’ the cover features a throng of the industry’s top models, ranging from Latina model Paloma Elsesser, Indian model Radhika Nair, Adut Akech of South Sudan, Vittoria Ceretti, and more. And it makes history with Halima Aden becoming the first hijab-wearing model to front the British edition in 101 years. Of the belated moment, Enninful says he hopes the nine trailblazers, shot by Craig McDean for the issue, are a reflection of what the future of British Vogue looks like.

  • Coast, Warehouse and Oasis reveal gender pay figures

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  • Coast, Warehouse and Oasis are the latest UK fashion retailers (in addition to the likes of Topshop and Urban Outfitters) to disclose their gender pay gap data. Read the Drapers report to find out the results.

  • Haider Ackermann Exits Berluti

  • PARIS, France “” Haider Ackermann, the artistic director at Berluti, is leaving the LVMH-owned men’s fashion house after three seasons. Berluti is expected to name a successor shortly, with insiders suggesting Kris Van Assche could take up the reins.

  • Walmart Has Banned Cosmopolitan From Its Checkout Counters

  • Yesterday, the big conversation at the intersection of media and retail was Walmart’s decision to stop selling Cosmopolitan at its checkout lines. The magazine will still be sold on shelves elsewhere in its stores, Walmart said, but the move “” motivated by Cosmo’s “hypersexualized and degrading article titles that regularly promote pornography, sexting, BDSM, group sex, anal sex, and more,” according to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, which says it worked with Walmart on the change “” quickly whipped up a debate over whether Walmart was right to do so.
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