Must Read: Sofia Richie Covers 'Complex,' Casting Director James Scully on Bullying in Fashion - Fashionista

Must Read: Sofia Richie Covers 'Complex,' Casting Director James Scully on Bullying in Fashion

Plus, Barneys taps "Teen Vogue"'s Marina Larroudé as its new fashion director.
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These are the stories making headlines on Tuesday.

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Tuesday.

Sofia Richie is Complex's snake-draped cover star
Justin Bieber's ex-girlfriend and Lionel Richie's daughter she may be, but young "Instagirl" Sofia Richie is looking to distance herself from those realities by forging her own identity in the modeling industry. First step? Appear bikini-clad with well-oiled skin and a few snakes climbing her body as Complex's latest cover star to discuss her haters and growing up in Hollywood. {Complex}

Casting director James Scully talks racial discrimination
In an emotional address at Business of Fashion's Voices conference, James Scully, casting director for brands like Stella McCartney and Tom Ford, described the racial discrimination, bullying and abuse of models he's seen in the industry — and claims it has gotten worse, not better, in recent years. {Business of Fashion}

Teen Vogue's Marina Larroudé joins Barneys New York as fashion director
Marina Larroudé, who most recently served as Teen Vogue's fashion and accessories director, has been named Barneys New York's fashion director. She replaces Tomoko Ogura, who left the department store last summer. Larroudé will report to Jennifer Sunwoo, executive vice president and general merchandise manager of women's and brand licensing, and will play a key role in designer discovery, product development and marketing, in addition to advising on Barneys's in-house private label. {WWD}

How luxury brands are targeting Gen Z
Swiftly replacing the influential role held by millennials, Generation Z are now being regarded as the most influential group of consumers due to their future purchasing clout and effect on friends and family. "Whether or not they are buying luxury today, they will be tomorrow," said Meridith Valiando Rojas, co-founder and chief executive of the Los Angeles-based DigiTour Media. "They know there is always something else out there as they have always had that information at their fingertips. That is hard for many brands to contend with." {The New York Times}

Why are brands still Photoshopping models?
Despite brands like Aerie and Make Up For Ever launching successful (and widely celebrated) advertising campaigns sans Photoshop, the vast majority of fashion and beauty labels are still airbrushing, trimming and color-correcting the hell out of its consumer-facing images. "Cutting Photoshop and retouching is not a mainstream approach," Rony Zeidan, founder of branding agency RO NY, told Glossy. "Fashion is selling aspirational images, so enhancing reality is considered okay...it's a segue into a dreamscape of some sort." {Glossy}

Teyana Taylor just got signed to The Society Management
With her unforgettable body dancing its way through Kanye West's "Fade" music video, the recording artist/actress/model was suddenly on everyone's radar. Now that she's been signed by The Society Management, the agency hopes to make sure her stardom doesn't disappear (er, fade) anytime soon. {Fashionista inbox}

Kendall Jenner made the most influential VS Fashion Show 'gram
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show provided social media fodder for days, but one Instagirl ruled them all: According to Dash Hudson, Kendall Jenner's backlit photo of herself in the signature VS pink silk robe at the Grand Palais in Paris was the most-liked and highest-reaching image related to the show, beating out posts by the likes of the Hadid sisters, Taylor Hill and Jenner's mom, Kris. {Fashionista inbox}

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