| Levi's Influencer Team, Private equity firm and Supreme get in bed together, Reserved are on Oxford Street, Si Newhouse and the first black model to open the Louis Vuitton fashion show.
This week we've been talking about Oscar de la Renta's controversial plagiarism, We are asking if Cultural Appropriation is ever okay & we've speculated on the new Blade Runner movie's impact on fashion. But what have we been reading? Here's what you may have missed in essential fashion news from the last 7 days!
Levi’s Unveils 50 Collaborations to Boost Comeback
The denim brand enlisted influencers from G-Dragon to Karlie Kloss to personalise trucker jackets as part of its efforts to grow beyond jeans — and tap today’s digitally driven youth culture. Via Business of Fashion
Supreme Confirms Investment From Carlyle Group
Supreme founder James Jebbia has confirmed the longtime purveyor of ‘downtown cool’ has sold a stake in the company to The Carlyle Group, marking the first time a top-tier private equity firm has invested in streetwear. Via Business of Fashion
Polish high-street giant Reserved has opened its doors on Oxford Street
Reserved, the Polish high-street giant has opened its doors on 252 Oxford Street today. The European export, which already has 450 stores across 18 countries, takes expansion seriously: it enlisted Kate Moss to front its Autumn/Winter ’17 campaign and cut the metaphorical ribbon on launch day. Via Vogue
Condé Nast chairman Si Newhouse dies at 89
Samuel Irving Newhouse Jr, known as Si, was the elder, less favoured son of tough old Sam Newhouse Sr, who built an American press empire one local paper at a time and whose wife, Mitzi, loved Condé Nast’s Vogue magazine so much that he bought her the company as an anniversary present. Via The Guardian
For the First Time Ever, A Black Model Opened The Louis Vuitton Show
Paris Fashion Week ended with a historic finale. On Wednesday, Nicolas Ghesquière presented his SS18 collection for Louis Vuitton with a black woman leading the charge. It was the first time in the luxury brand's 163-year history that the show opened with an African American model. Via Refinery 29