Must Read: Jaden Smith Covers 'Vogue' Italia, Kenzo Releases A New Nightlife-Inspired Fashion Film

Plus, Ralph Lauren is returning to NYFW:M.
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Plus, Ralph Lauren is returning to NYFW:M.
Jaden Smith's new 'Vogue' Italia cover. Photo: Instagram/@dior

Jaden Smith's new 'Vogue' Italia cover. Photo: Instagram/@dior

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.

Jaden Smith covers Vogue Italia in Dior
The teen multi-hyphenate wears an all-black Dior Homme ensemble on the January cover he shares with model Estella Boersma. The cover, shot by Bruce Weber and styled by Paul Cavaco, pays tribute to its late editor, Franca Sozzani, who passed away in December of 2016. {Instagram/@vogueitalia}

Kenzo released a dance-heavy fashion film
Carol Lim and Humberto Leon are back at it with a new funky fashion film. Following on the heels of other projects they've made in collaboration with Spike Jonze and Jean-Paul Goude, this latest project was directed by Partel Olivia and inspired by the ways nightlife can serve as a "powerful source of alternative energies against racism, sexual oppression and class violence," according to a press release. The film features dancers wearing Kenzo's 2017 spring and resort collections while dancing in and around L.A. {YouTube}

Ralph Lauren quietly returns to NYFW:M
After a two-year absence from New York Fashion Week: Men's since its first season in July 2015, Ralph Lauren will show its Purple Label fall collection in New York this season. Previously shown in Milan, Purple Label is the brand's most luxurious offering and will be shown only by private appointment. While the designer has not yet commented on the return to New York, it's worth noting that the choice will coincide with Raf Simons' NYFW:M debut of his highly anticipated eponymous line. {WWD}

Aéropostale is reopening more than 500 stores this week
After filing for bankruptcy in May of 2016, the early-aughts teen mall staple is opening new stores across the country. Authentic Brands Group, the leader of a consortium that stepped in to acquire the mall favorite for $243.3 million last September, is hoping that the store can make a turnaround for itself — and help to bolster the faltering malls from which its stores operate. {WWD}

Vogue Arabia's EIC on the diversity of the Middle Eastern market
One of new Condé Nast edition Vogue Arabia's greatest challenges will be addressing the diversity of tastes present in cities like Dubai, Cairo and Kuwait City, according to Editor in Chief Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz. "It's just like [the differences between] Miami and Los Angeles or comparing Washington to New York," she says. "We are global citizens." {Business of Fashion}

Now women aren't shampooing their hair often enough
After repeated warnings that washing too often can cause dryness and scalp problems, some hairstylists are suggesting that the pendulum has swung too far in the other direction. "Some of my guy clients have been coming in and asking me to tell their girlfriends to wash their hair," claims Michael Angelo, a stylist who worked on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. "It's because they stink!" With new products that do a better job of cleansing without stripping moisture, some experts suggest that the need to eschew daily washings has diminished. {New York Times}

Target is launching a line of hair products in collaboration with celebrity hairstylist Kristin Ess
The hairstylist-slash-influencer behind The Beauty Department and Lauren Conrad's  enviable braids is debuting a new line of products at Target. The collection includes cleansing, conditioning and styling products and will be available online on January 15 and in stores January 22. "I've never found one line that has everything I need for that modern, perfectly imperfect hair that I love so much," Ess said in a Target blog post. "I wanted a full line of heros." {Fashionista inbox}

Powerhouse public relations firm KCD is restructuring
The 30-year-old company, which represents top fashion houses like Alexander McQueen, Balmain and Givenchy, has named eight new partners to join Julie Mannion and Ed Filipowski in fronting the company. Each partner will take an ownership stake, and together they'll form an executive committee that will set the company's strategic goals and cultivate new services. "The agency/client relationship has changed as fashion has evolved in the past decade," said Filipowski in a release. "Thinking broader and bigger is thinking better." {Fashionista inbox}

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