Must Read: Justin Bieber Covers 'i-D,' Rihanna Launches Styling and Beauty Agency

Plus, how Iris van Herpen is pushing fashion forward.
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Plus, how Iris van Herpen is pushing fashion forward.

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Wednesday.

Justin Bieber covers i-D
In his latest interview with i-D, Justin Bieber speaks about the mistakes he's made, manager Scoot Braun, prayer and Kanye West. ("Kanye's the best. He just talks. For so long.") {i-D}

Rihanna launches own agency
Rihanna has launched a styling and beauty agency called Fr8me with managing partner Benoit Demouy. The agency already has some big talents, including Rihanna's longtime makeup artist, Mylah Morales, and Taraji P. Henson's wardrobe stylist, Jason Bolden. In conjunction with Fr8me, Rihanna has also opened a photo agency called A Dog Ate My Homework. Busy woman. {The Hollywood Reporter}

Designer Iris van Herpen is ushering in the future with 3-D printers
Iris van Herpen isn't the first designer to use 3-D printers or robots, but she's been one of the most successful at it thus far. At her spring 2016 presentation, "Game of Thrones" actress Gwendoline Christie laid down on a circular slab while robots deftly wove a garment on top of her. For Van Herpen, 3-D printers and technology don't replace craftsmanship. Rather, technology "teaches hand technique," making garments that much more expressive. {The Washington Post}

Alibaba hits $10 billion in sales on Singles' Day
Despite sluggish growth in China, e-commerce giant Alibaba reported record Singles' Day sales of $10 billion early Wednesday afternoon, beating last year's total of $9.3 billion. (Singles' Day, for the unfamiliar, is China's answer to our Black Friday, held every year on 11/11.) Analysts believe that total sales might exceed $13 billion, and this year, many international brands participated, including Estée Lauder, Zara, Burberry and Uniqlo. {The Wall Street Journal}

Where will Hermès go for growth?
Hermès recently opened its third US flagship store in Miami, and over the past three years, it has expanded or remodeled eight of its 28 US stores. Despite a sales slowdown in China, the luxury company aims to maintain its business momentum by investing in more mature markets like the US, Europe and Japan. {Business of Fashion}

Victoria's Secret's casting director on age and the role of social media
What does it take to walk in Victoria's Secret annual fashion show? It's more about being beautiful — models have to be at least 18 years of age and show personality as well. And yes, the size of their social media followings matters, too. {Vogue}

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