Must Read: Ariana Grande Embraces the ‘90s Choker in 'Dangerous Woman,' What's Next for Roberto Cavalli - Fashionista

Must Read: Ariana Grande Embraces the ‘90s Choker in 'Dangerous Woman,' What's Next for Roberto Cavalli

Plus, Reebok will release Sigourney Weaver's high tops from "Aliens."
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Thursday.

Ariana Grande has a sexy new video
Ariana Grande released her music video for "Dangerous Woman (Visual 1)" on Wednesday. To prove just what a dangerous woman she is, the former Nickelodeon star ditched her girlie ponytail look for one that's decidedly sexier. And for those interested in following her lead and getting in the '90s choker trend, may we recommend Maria's? {YouTube}

What's next for Roberto Cavalli
The past year has been a transitional one for Roberto Cavalli, and 2016 looks to be no different. In a recent interview, CEO Renato Semerari laid out a plan for the Italian label that includes further developing its wholesale channel (particularly in the U.S.), revamping stores and becoming more present in global markets. {WWD}

Women are splurging on beauty more than apparel
According to NPD Group, the prestige beauty category saw a 7 percent increase in sales last year, and contouring and highlighting products were key drivers of makeup sales. Aside from a much lower entry price point relative to that of apparel, what's the reasoning behind this behavior? "We live in that selfie-ready age... And makeup, we’re seeing, is allowing people to feel more confident," said NPD beauty analyst Karen Grant. Given this trend, retailers like American Eagle Outfitters are also trying to get in on the beauty action. {Washington Post}

Reebok to release Sigourney Weaver's high tops from "Aliens"
Reebok is releasing Ellen Ripley's high-tops as part of Fox's "Alien Day" on April 26. (What's next, Fox?) The company will also rerelease the mid-top version worn by Bishop (the android). The high-tops and mid-tops will retail for $175 and $135, respectively. {Quartz}

Amazon's fashion labels are positioned for success
Amazon quietly launched its private labels in February, and while some challenges still lie ahead, the retail behemoth is well-positioned for success. To state the obvious, Amazon already has a massive database of customers that it can tap into and a well-functioning infrastructure that is "leaps and bounds ahead" compared to other retailers. The company is also banking on millennial customers' waning interest in brand names. {Retail Dive}

Abercrombie's Aaron Levine is ushering in a new era
Abercrombie is working hard to revamp its image and Aaron Levine, head of men’s design, is leading the charge by turning to the retailer's 123-year-old archive. "We look at different aspects of the history and rework them: apply new fabrics, new trim, new fits, engineer the garments so they fit a little differently," he said. "Through that we end up with a clear, concise point of view about who we are and where we’re going." {Highsnobiety}

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