Michael Kors Buys Jimmy Choo for $1.2 Billion
Michael Kors is buying Jimmy Choo for £896 million ($1.2 billion), both brands announced Tuesday. Under the deal, each shareholder of the high-end footwear label will receive £2.30 ($3) per share in cash, WWD reports. [ELLE]

Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week shows off First Nations' designs
Almost 60 First Nations designers and models have joined forces for the four-day event, which opened on 26 July. Many of those on the catwalk are current or former foster children. [BBC]

This Film for Planned Parenthood Is Also a Major Fashion Campaign
The arrival of fall fashion campaigns is a big deal every year. They feature top-tier models, celebrities, and photographers, and, naturally, they make us all want to shop. But Proenza Schouler opted out of the tradition this year to create a project that's a bit closer to the brand’s heart: a film in honor of Planned Parenthood. [Who What Wear]

 

Blending fashion with tech: This iPhone app will scan your foot and make you a custom pair of high heels
A quick scan of the foot with an iPhone will result in a customized pair of high heels, delivered from Spain, through an app created by True Gault — the latest brand to crack the code on mass-producing personalized items. [CNBC]

 

Do fashion designers use activism for business only?
The world of fashion is usually treated with frivolity. Its influence and boldness are often ignored as being irrelevant. Many even assume that style and intellect can’t go hand in hand. But the worlds of glamour and politics have always had an uncanny association. [Nationahl Herald India]

Interview Magazine Slammed for Culturally Insensitive Editorial
Interview Magazine is causing quite a stir in connection with a recent editorial. Social media users, including some well-known names in the fashion industry, have slammed the editorial – which futures model Xiaoyin walking down the street in Chinatown, New York wearing a conical hat and carrying Chanel bags on a stick – for being culturally insensitive. [The Fashion Law]

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