Must Read: Solange Debuts Two New Music Videos, Victoria Beckham on Being a 'Workaholic'

Plus, everything to know about the new collaboration between Levi's and Off-White.
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Plus, everything to know about the new collaboration between Levi's and Off-White.

These are the stories making headlines on Monday.

Solange Knowles releases two music videos from her new album
Over the weekend, Solange Knowles shared the music videos for two tracks off her new album, "Don't Touch My Hair" (above) and "Cranes in the Sky." The clips were co-directed by Solange herself and her husband, Alan Ferguson. We'd be remiss to ignore the great sartorial moments in the videos: Cases in point, the custom red Phlemuns two-piece sets worn by the musician and her dancers, Solange in a statement-making orange Acne Studios jacket and another scene featuring the artist in a bodysuit by Baserange. {Pitchfork}

"I like to do everything myself."
Eight years after launching her eponymous fashion line, Victoria Beckham is now unveiling her first foray into cosmetics with a collection for Estée Lauder. (Is there anything she can't do?) "The only person I am constantly trying to prove anything to is myself," said Beckham in a new interview with The Times, referring to herself as a "workaholic" later in the piece. "I don’t believe in luck — I think I've worked hard for everything I've achieved." {The Times}

Off-White is teaming up with Levi's, and yes, it's very cool
Levi's's premium line, Made and Crafted, is getting the Off-White treatment courtesy of a collaboration with designer Virgil Abloh. Working closely with Levi's head of design, Jonathan Cheung, Abloh is incorporating his signature streetwear-inspired aesthetic to the classic denim brand. Ahead of the collection's launch later this month, four pieces are currently available for purchase exclusively on Ssense — two styles of jeans, a T-shirt and a carpenter belt (why not?) — all priced between $70-$350. {Allure}

"The creative openness has gone."
In a new interview with the legendary fashion editor and Vogue's former creative director, Grace Coddington shares insight into the nearly 30 years at the title (a topic you can learn more about in her new tome, "The American Vogue Years"), plus what it was like to break into London's modeling scene and parlay that career into one in editorial. "In the old days, there was no need to concentrate on merchandise as single-mindedly as today," Coddington told Business of Fashion. "Today, it is all business and everything is about credits, so the creative openness has gone. I realize now, looking back, how privileged we were then to have such crazy freedom." {Business of Fashion}

China to reduce consumer tax on luxury cosmetics
According to recent reports, China's consumption tax for luxury cosmetics has been reduced from 30 percent to 15 percent, taking effect this month. The announcement most directly impacts the growing K-beauty presence in China, with Korea being the primary exporter of cosmetics to China after France. {Bloomberg}

Michael Kors launches special-edition activity tracker to support Watch Hunger Stop
Ahead of World Food Day on Oct. 16, Michael Kors is unveiling a series of initiatives for his campaign — now in its fourth year — to fight global hunger. In addition to designing a new T-shirt for Watch Hunger Stop, Kors is releasing a special-edition activity tracker as part of his Access line of wearable tech. For each activity tracker sold, 100 meals will be donated to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), which has delivered more than 13 million meals to children in need. The device will retail for $145 and will be carried exclusively in select Michael Kors boutiques and online at MichaelKors.com. For more information on how to donate, visit WatchHungerStop.com. {Fashionista inbox}

Kering to launch in-house eyewear company
The luxury conglomerate is debuting Kering Eyewear, an internal company that was formed to design, produce and distribute eyewear for the group's luxury brands, which include Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci. (Previously, Kering's eyewear collections were manufactured through licensing agreements with external companies.) "Eyewear represents a key category through which to express the new aesthetic [of creative director Alessandro Michele]," Gucci chief executive officer Marco Bizzari said in a statement to WWD. "Together with Kering Eyewear, we are now enthusiastically committed to achieving the category's full potential, starting with this collection." {Business of Fashion}

Coty completes merge with Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble's "fine fragrance, color cosmetics, salon professional and hair color and certain styling businesses" will be merging under the umbrella of New York-based Coty, making the fragrance giant now the third-largest beauty company in the world. As a newly combined entity, Coty will also hold the top spot in fragrance revenue, and number two and three positions in salon hair and color cosmetics revenues, respectively. "It is my great privilege to take over the reins of leadership at such a transformational moment... in Coty's rich heritage," said newly tapped CEO Camillo Pane via release. "I believe this combination, together with our distinctive entrepreneurial culture, focused and lean operating structure, and efficient earnings model, will enable Coty to be a challenger in the beauty industry." {Coty}

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