Must Read: Demna Gvasalia, Alessandro Michele Front 'T,' Louis Vuitton to Stage Cruise Show at the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum

Plus, Raf Simons talks "see now, buy now."
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Photo: Juergen Teller/'T' Magazine

Photo: Juergen Teller/'T' Magazine

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Monday.

Demna Gvasalia, Alessandro Michele grace the cover of T
For the latest issue of T, designers Alessandro Michele and Demna Gvasalia talk about beauty, making normal things interesting, the term "gender fluidity" and their creative process. The two had apparently never met each other prior to the interview, which took place only hours after Gvasalia's debut at Balenciaga. {T Magazine}

Raf Simons talks "see now, buy now," calls the conversation "bullshit"
Raf Simons, whose most recent project is an ongoing home fabric collaboration with Kvadrat, weighs in on "see now, buy now" in his latest interview. His thoughts? "Will all that still be relevant 30 years from now? I don't think so. What we should ask is will we have enough creative people who are strong enough and willing to do what is necessary right now to follow that madhouse." {The Telegraph}

Louis Vuitton to stage cruise show at the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum
Louis Vuitton will hold its cruise 2017 show on May 28 at the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, located in the city of Niterói in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The building, which was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, features a saucer-shaped cupola and overlooks Guanabara Bay. It will be the first fashion show that the museum has hosted. {Fashionista Inbox}

The next wave of activewear players
The global activewear market is set to reach $83 million in sales by 2020, and these nine activewear labels — including Ivy Park, Kit and Ace and Outdoor Voices — are poised to become significant competitors to brands like Lululemon. Head over to BoF for the full list and mini-profiles on each, and in case you missed it, click here for our list of 11 up-and-coming activewear labels to watch. {Business of Fashion}

Zara employee files discrimination complaint against the retailer 
Cree Ballah filed a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Commission after managers criticized her hairstyle. Ballah, who had her box braids tied back during work, was told that her hairstyle was "not the look for Zara" by her managers. The managers then attempted to "fix" her hair. Said Ballah, "My hair type is also linked to my race, so to me, I felt like it was direct discrimination against my ethnicity in the sense of what comes along with it." {CBC News}

Clearista attracts attention of CIA's venture capital arm
Clearista has developed a patented technology that allows users to gather information about their biochemistry by painlessly removing a thin layer of skin using water, a unique detergent and a couple of brushes against the skin. In addition to YouTube bloggers and publications like Oprah Magazine, Clearista's DNA extraction method has also caught the attention of CIA's venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel. {The Intercept}

Warby Parker's Neil Blumenthal on turning Warby Parker into a billion-dollar business
Neil Blumenthal, co-founder of Warby Parker, talks direct-to-consumer models, the early stages of Warby Parker, developing "a deep culture of feedback" and turning $120,000 into a billion-dollar business. {Inc. Video}

Maddie Ziegler guest-edited the new issue of Paper
Fashion's love affair with teen dance sensation Maddie Ziegler rages on in the form of an editorial in the brand new "YOUth" issue of Paper magazine, which hits newsstands on Tuesday. Ziegler is a beauty junkie, so she teamed up with makeup artist Mia Yang and photography duo JUCO on a series of glittery, colorful images for her personalized spread, which is wonderfully sweet and zany. You can see all of the images on Paper's website now. {Paper}

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