Nike Remains Challenged in the US

The company has said it would improve results in its largest market by selling to fewer retailers and doing more business with chains that focus on athletic gear. Nike Inc. is still struggling in North America, even as it makes gains in most other regions. [Business of Fashion]

Phoebe Philo To Leave Céline

PHOEBE PHILO is to leave French fashion house Céline after 10 years as creative director. The autumn/winter 2018 collection, which will be presented at Paris Fashion Week in March 2018, will be the British designer’s final collection for a brand she has transformed with her signature modernist style and sell-out accessories. Until a new creative director is named, WWD reports that the label’s collections will be designed by Céline’s in-house design team. [VOGUE]

Holiday Shopping: Buy Memories, Not Objects

Most of us know that money doesn’t automatically bring you happiness—but why? Perhaps it’s because we’re spending it on the wrong stuff. Stuff to fill our houses, stuff to put in our garages, stuff to drape around our necks or sparkle on our fingers. But despite what we think, all this stuff doesn’t make us happier. Why is that? [Psychology Today

Why Are Magazines Still Not Letting Plus Women Actively Participate In Fashion?

Ten years ago, you would have been hard-pressed to find a woman larger than a size 0 or 2 in the pages of a fashion magazine. For so long, it seemed the world belonged to thin, mostly white, women, and anyone who didn’t fit that standard had a slim chance at success. Those who did manage to game the system and make it to the top would find themselves living a different version of the fame and fortune than their “straight-size” counterparts enjoyed. When Oprah Winfrey landed the cover of Vogue in 1998, it was after Anna Wintour “gently suggested” she lose 20 pounds. [Refinery29]

2017: The Year in Fast Fashion

The rise of fast fashion – the practice of rapidly translating high fashion design trends into low-priced garments and accessories by mass-market retailers at low costs – over the past decade, in particular, has transformed the entire fashion industry. [The Fashion Law]

Ericka Hart Turned Her Double Mastectomy Into Topless Activism

What was once the source of Ericka Hart’s insecurity has become the spark for her activism. In 2014, the queer sex educator and writer was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer, which led to her double mastectomy and a pair of inevitable scars. She kept them hidden, even in locker rooms, before mustering the confidence to attend Afropunk 2016 completely topless — a brave move that empowered her to make Black femme cancer survivors more visible and valued in culture today. [Paper Mag]

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Bethany Morrison is a recent college graduate with a B.S. degree in Health Psychology and she has been writing for as long as she can remember. She thoroughly enjoys brainstorming her thoughts and is looking to one day pursue a Masters in both Health Psychology and Journalism.

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