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Must Read: British Garment Workers Paid £3 Per Hour, Hanne Gaby Odiele Reveals That She's Intersex

Plus, check out the finalists for the British Fashion Council/"Vogue" Fashion Fund.
Hanne Gaby Odiele at amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala. Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Hanne Gaby Odiele at amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala. Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Undercover reporter reveals British workers' poor factory conditions and low wages
Is fast fashion worth the human cost? Secret cameras and an undercover reporter moonlighting as a garment worker revealed that British fast fashion brands including New Look and River Island. According to the report, workers were only paid £110 for a week (which amounts to £3/hour) — a full £4.20 below the National Living Wage of £7.20 per hour. "We don’t get paid much for our clothes, and we need to compete with China and Bangladesh," said the owner of the factory investigated. "They can get it cheap there." {Channel 4}

Hanne Gaby Odiele reveals that she's intersex
Model Hanne Gaby Odiele took to Instagram yesterday to share that she is intersex and was born with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, meaning that she was born with internal, undescended testes. "It is very important to me in my life right now to break the taboo," said the model in an exclusive interview with USA Today. "At this point, in this day and age, it should be perfectly all right to talk about this." {Instagram/@hannegabysees}

The new wave of British designers to have on your radar...
The British Fashion Council and Vogue UK have revealed the finalists for its fashion fund prize, with Huishan Zhang, Mother of Pearl, Osman, Palmer Harding, Shrimps, Sophie Hulme and Toogood left to compete for the prize of £200,000 in addition to mentorship and support. Stay tuned for the winner's announcement on April 4. {Vogue UK}

Angelina Jolie is the new face of Guerlain
The actress and humanitarian is the new face (and inspiration) for French beauty house Guerlain's latest fragrance. (The name of which has yet to be announced.) And in true Jolie fashion, all proceeds from the fragrance's advertising campaign will be donated to various charities close to her heart. {WWD}

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Adam Lippes to launch men's ready-to-wear on Matchesfashion
Designer Adam Lippes is forging new ground with a debut menswear collection that will encompass 16-pieces of "ath-luxury" merino knits, dress shirts, T-shirts, cotton pants and sweats. "These are seasonless clothes that the customer is going to live in," the designer told WWD. "They aren't fashion with a capital 'f' pieces that are going to be marked down." The collection is priced between from $95 to $390, and will be available to purchase from January 26th on Matchesfashion and the designer's e-commerce site. {WWD}

Kylie Jenner is coming to New York City 
The youngest Jenner has divulged via a cryptic Snapchat post that she is planning a New York pop-up, with the date and location yet to be announced. That is literally all we know at this time, but you can be sure we'll keep you posted. {Instagram/@kylizzlesnapchats}

How automation is reshaping fashion
Technology is evolving more rapidly than ever, and with a collective craving for immediacy and expedited service (looking at you, two-day shipping), it's no surprise that the fashion industry is now changing as a result. According to a January 2017 report released by the McKinsey Global Institute, positions in manufacturing and retail (which account for 51 percent of work tasks in the United States) could be effectively replaced by automated technology systems by 2055. Perhaps President Barack Obama said it best in his farewell address: "The next wave of economic dislocation won't come from overseas. It will come from the relentless pace of automation that makes many good, middle-class jobs obsolete." {Business of Fashion}

Sunday Riley faces lawsuit over anti-aging cream
Houston-based skin-care brand Sunday Riley is facing a class-action lawsuit over its Bionic Anti-Aging Cream, which according to the plaintiffs, Helena Armstrong and Lynn Moore, doesn't hold up to its claims. "Like a modern-day snake oil salesman, Sunday Riley… preys on consumers' fundamental fear of aging by marketing the [cream] as if it were an FDA-approved drug that could change the physical structure and function of skin itself," wrote the plaintiffs in the suit. {Racked}

How China is bringing couture designers to Paris
A new, invitation-only committee of Chinese designers has its eyes set on shaking up the Paris couture scene, a move intended to solidify China's position on the high-fashion map. One of the shows backed by New Couture Committee ("haute" being deliberately omitted from the organization's name) was that of Beijing designer Tanya Wang, whose debut runway show was held in the historic 18th century Hôtel d'Evereux. However, even with the formation of a uniquely Chinese couture organization, it's worth noting that couturier Guo Pei has recently opened a Paris atelier and is showing on the official couture calendar, as well. {Jing Daily}

Banana Republic global brand president to depart Gap Inc.
Andi Owen, global brand president of Banana Republic will reportedly be exiting the company at the end of next month according to a press release shared with "Fashionista." A search is currently underway for a replacement and in the interim, Gap Inc. CEO Art Peck will manage the brand. {Fashionista inbox}

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