Must Read: Chinese Consumers Weren't Impressed by the Dragons on the Victoria's Secret Runway, Emily Ratajkowski Embraces Underboob for LOVE Advent

Plus, Gigi-approved men's label Stampd is launching womenswear.
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One example of dragon imagery used on the Victoria's Secret runway for the 2016 show. Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty

One example of dragon imagery used on the Victoria's Secret runway for the 2016 show. Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Thursday.

Chinese consumers weren't stoked on Victoria's Secret dragon costumes
Though the lingerie brand featured more Chinese models than ever before in its buzzy runway show, other elements that referenced Chinese culture — i.e. the dragon wrap worn by Elsa Hosk — fell flat with the country's watchers. Critics pointed out that Chinese fashion has historically had a more covered aesthetic ("Chinese style is reserved; linking it with bikini outfits just makes it slutty") and argued that Chinese-referencing styles should only have been presented on the Chinese models walking the show to avoid a notion of appropriation. {Jing Daily}

Emily Ratajkowski's underboobs are the focus of latest LOVE Advent installment
It's day eight of the LOVE Advent videos, and the theme of sexy ladies doing not a whole lot to throwback music continues. Today's video features Emrata displaying more underboob than you may have thought humanly possible while dancing to Salt-N-Pepa's "Push It" and rubbing a Coach jacket against her butt. Oh, also smizing. She does a lot of smizing at the camera. {LOVE}

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist Stampd is launching womenswear
The L.A. label, which has been spotted on the likes of Gigi Hadid and Vic Mensa, is launching a womenswear capsule collection online and in the label's flagship on South La Brea Avenue. The minimal line features six ready-to-wear pieces featuring items like a bomber with nylon straps and a washed twill trench. {Vogue}

Free People will donate 20 percent of its profits from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight to Girls Inc.
Free People will join the range of brands giving back this holiday season by donating a portion of its proceeds earned during a three-hour period tonight to local chapters of Girls Inc. The charity provides female-empowerment programming to 140,000 girls in the U.S. and Canada. {Fashionista inbox}

Shoppers are more likely to buy stuff when thinking about death
New research shows that people who are inclined to shop will buy even more when faced with the idea of their own mortality, while spendthrifts' habits don't change. "This indicates that such consumers see purchasing and having goods and services as an important source of self-esteem," explained a co-author of the study. "When they think about death, they become more inclined to buy because this helps them feel better about themselves." {Independent}

Economic uncertainty may affect sales in first half of 2017
Political change across the globe, including events like the Brexit vote and Trump's election, will likely affect trade relations worldwide in addition to impacting how consumers shop. "Given that Trump... has usually taken an unfavorable view on China, a deterioration of U.S.-China relations can potentially hamper the global economic recovery and cause more market volatility in Asia," said one investment expert. Non-essentials like luxury items may be especially hard-hit when it comes to consumer spending. {WWD}

Farfetch and Aquazzura team up on an influencer-inspired shoe collection
Industry favorite shoe designer Edgardo Osorio of Aquazzura has partnered with international e-commerce marketplace Farfetch on a capsule collection of party-ready footwear. Each of the four pairs is inspired by the personal style of an influential boutique owner that Osorio’s formed a relationship with over the years: Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz of D’NA, Claire Distenfeld of Fivestory, Holli Rogers of Browns and Pascaline Smets of Smets, who each had a hand in designing her namesake pair. The silhouettes range from a block-heeled, fringed suede bootie to a towering platform sandal, and top out in price around $995. {Farfetch

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