Fashion News Roundup: Mercedes-Benz Sponsoring Japan's Fashion Week, LVMH Adding Female Board Members and a Blowout in Duane Reade's Salon

Mercedes-Benz Picks Up Japan Fashion Week: As even further proof that Japan is becoming a big international fashion player, they've been added to Mercedes' roster of fashion weeks. The car company, sponsor of New York fashion weeks since 2001, reportedly signed a multi-year agreement with event organizers. The re-christened "Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo" begins October 13th. {WWD} Meet The CFDA's Steven Kolb: A cute new post on the CDFA's Tumblr introduces the people behind the scenes at the organization via a fill-in-the-blank questionnaire, beginning with Executive Director Steven Kolb. The best answer? His favorite movie is Breakfast At Tiffany's. {CFDA}
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Mercedes-Benz Picks Up Japan Fashion Week: As even further proof that Japan is becoming a big international fashion player, they've been added to Mercedes' roster of fashion weeks. The car company, sponsor of New York fashion weeks since 2001, reportedly signed a multi-year agreement with event organizers. The re-christened "Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo" begins October 13th. {WWD} Meet The CFDA's Steven Kolb: A cute new post on the CDFA's Tumblr introduces the people behind the scenes at the organization via a fill-in-the-blank questionnaire, beginning with Executive Director Steven Kolb. The best answer? His favorite movie is Breakfast At Tiffany's. {CFDA}
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Mercedes-Benz Picks Up Japan Fashion Week: As even further proof that Japan is becoming a big international fashion player, they've been added to Mercedes' roster of fashion weeks. The car company, sponsor of New York fashion weeks since 2001, reportedly signed a multi-year agreement with event organizers. The re-christened "Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo" begins October 13th. {WWD}

Meet The CFDA's Steven Kolb: A cute new post on the CDFA's Tumblr introduces the people behind the scenes at the organization via a fill-in-the-blank questionnaire, beginning with Executive Director Steven Kolb. The best answer? His favorite movie is Breakfast At Tiffany's. {CFDA}

LVMH Adding More Female Board Members: There are too few women on the business end of fashion, making up only 12% of board members and just 3% of CEOs, according to the European Commision. To help change that, LVMH made a pledge to up the females in its corporate boards to 30% by 2015 and 40% by 2020. Girl power. {Elle UK}

Watch How A Le Smoking Jacket Is Made: ShowStudio is doing a really interesting series where designers re-interpret the iconic Le Smoking jacket. Currently, you can stream knitwear designer Craig Lawrence's deconstructed version here, and on Monday there will be a more traditional interpretation by reputable Hayward tailor Richie Charlton. {ShowStudio}

Britain's Next Top Milliner: Think you have what it takes to be the next fascinator king (or queen)? Submit a photo of a finished hat or drawing of prototype to Vogue UK's Facebook and you could have your design made and shown next to Stephen Jones' at an exhibition he's curating at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery in New York this September. He'll hand-pick the winner, who will also get a two week internship alongside the milliner. {Vogue UK}

Cosmo For Men? Finally, your guy friends can stop stealing your copy of sex bible Cosmopolitan. Hearst will launch Cosmo for Guys on the iPad in August, available for subscription or download ($3.99 a pop). Remember when they tried to make Cosmo for Guys a print publication? And remember that it didn't work? Maybe guys are more desperate for sex tips these days. {Racked}

A Test-Run Of The Salon In The Giant New Duane Reade: A NYTimes Style writer ventured downtown to the ginormous new Duande Reade flagship on 40 Wall Street to see if a drugstore blowout is worth the money or just as semi-sufficient as, well, drugstore-brand products. Verdict: unpretentious and fitting of the lower price. {The Cut}

Watch: This Woman Earns $12 Million A Year Selling Stuff On eBay: Linda Lightman started selling her clothes on eBay when it was still a fledgling site; now, she makes bank with everyone else's clothes. Watch and learn. {Refinery29}