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Must Read: Joan Smalls Covers Sept. Issue of ‘Vogue' Mexico, Karlie Kloss Gives 2 Make-A-Wish Teens Model Makeovers

And analysts argue that the athleisure "trend" is actually a movement.

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Wednesday.

Joan Smalls debuts Vogue México cover
Joan Smalls landed her first Vogue México cover for the magazine’s September issue. Smalls, who is currently a face of Balmain, posed for three covers wearing looks by Dior and Salvatore Ferragamo. {Instagram}

Karlie Kloss makes us feel feelings
Dang, Karlie. How are you so perfect? Not only did the 23-year-old recently launch her own YouTube channel called Klossy, she used the video platform to give two teens from the Make-A-Wish Foundation supermodel makeovers. {YouTube}

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Athleisure is more than a trend
According to analysts, athleisure is not merely a trend — it reflects a growing awareness about wellness among Americans, and comfortable, functional clothing is more congruent with the demands of modern life. Luxury brands are taking note, offering yoga pants, sneakers and sports bras alongside their usual collections.  {Editd}

Man Repeller launches a weekly podcast
Leandra Medine, better known as the Man Repeller, continues her quest for world domination by launching a weekly podcast titled "Oh Boy" on her site. The podcast is hosted by Man Repeller's resident filmmaker Jay Buim (who is male). The first guest is none other than Medine herself, who discusses her upbringing in NYC and the art of not taking oneself too seriously. {Man Repeller}

American Apparel seeks advisers in restructuring effort
It seems American Apparel's woes are endless as it struggles to regain its foothold as a result of slumping sales and the departure of Dov Charney. The company is currently seeking advisers to help craft a plan to restructure its debt or to raise more capital as it prepares to enter bankruptcy court. {Bloomberg}

Why is cotton so hard to recycle?
Recycled cotton clothing has to be chopped up in order to be turned back into raw material. Yet, this process lowers its fibers' staple lengths, making them rougher and weaker. Though both H&M and Levi's have launched programs to address this problem, a game-changing solution has yet to be found. {Quartz}  

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