FFD's Fashion News Round Up 8.10.17

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

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