Must Read: Benetton Founder Dies, Newness from Nike and Net-a-Porter, Beyoncé and Balmain Collaborate

This week we’ve been busy running an ongoing free giveaway of MOTD vegan, cruelty-free makeup brushes (enter here!) But what have we been reading about? Here are the top five fashion industry news headlines from around the web!

Carlo Benetton, co-creator of United Colours brand dies

  • Carlo Benetton, the youngest of the siblings behind the famed ‘United Colors of Benetton’ brand has died aged 74, the company said yesterday. Benetton, a father of four, died in his home in the northern Italian city of Treviso. With his brothers Luciano and Gilberto and his sister Giuliana, Carlo Benetton founded ‘United Colors of Benetton’ in 1965 in Ponzano Veneto, a village in Italy’s northeast.

  • Burberry to Adopt the Drop Model Under Riccardo Tisci

  • According to WWD’s Samantha Conti, under Tisci’s direction, Burberry will adopt the trendy drop model at retail, starting with a limited-edition capsule collection tied to his runway debut. Many of Tisci’s peers have already shifted towards the monthly drop schedule “” what was once called a delivery “” including, most recently, Alexander Wang, who decided to shake things up by abandoning the traditional New York Fashion Week calendar altogether in order to better realign his deliveries.

  • Beyoncé To Collaborate with Balmain for Coachella Collection

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  • . Not only did Beyoncé’s epic two-hour performance at Coachella change the music festival’s official moniker to "Beychella" for two weekends, but it included five custom Balmain looks designed by Olivier Rousteing, including two varsity-style hoodies inspired by Historically Black College and Universities in the U.S, which you can purchase for yourself very, very soon. On Tuesday afternoon, the French house announced the BalmainxBeyoncé collaboration, a capsule collection of limited-edition hoodies and T-shirts that will be released at Balmain’s Paris flagship on Friday, July 13, as well as the next day at additional Balmain boutiques and online at and Additional retailers will also exclusively carry the collection on Saturday, July 14, including Barneys New York, Net-a-Porter, Mytheresa and more.

  • Net-a-Porter debuts kidswear

  • Net-a-Porter is entering the kidswear market, offering Gucci for babies, girls and boys for a six-week period starting next week. The luxury retailer is following in the footsteps of its sister brand Mr Porter, which is currently offering kids’ beachwear for summer 18. Alison Loehnis, president of Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter, suggested the etailer is looking at the lucrative kidswear market for further growth.

  • Nike releases data-driven training collection by Matthew M Williams

  • Nike is paving the way for a new approach to manufacturing through a data-driven collection with designer Matthew M Williams, the man behind breakout label Alyx. The purpose-led line of training shirts, trousers and accessories for both men and women, employs computational design to transform the data into structural patterns. That data comes from Atlas maps relaying information about heat, sweat and motion, in a way that challenges traditional garment patterning.
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