Must Read: Lanvin Reportedly In Talks With Qatari Investor, Taylor Hill Teams Up With Joe's Jeans

Plus, Kering releases new sustainability goals.
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Lanvin's spring 2017 runway show. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.

Qatari owner of Valentino and Balmain considers buying Lanvin
Mayhoola Group, the Qatari investor who owns other luxury labels like Valentino and Balmain, is considering adding another French label to its roster. Mayhoola first made overtures to Lanvin in 2016, prior to purchasing Balmain, but allegedly balked at the price that Lanvin's majority owner Shaw-Lan Wang was asking at the time. {WWD}

Taylor Hill to collaborate with and represent Joe's Jeans
The Victoria's Secret model will design four capsule collections for the brand and appear in its spring advertising campaign shot by Mario Sorrenti in March. The capsule will include shorts, jackets, T-shirts and of course, jeans. "As a model, you don't really get to see this part," Hill explained of working on the capsule. "I thought it was really cool to be a part of the process, and have an input, and make it my own." {WWD}

Kering unveils sustainability goals for the next decade
The luxury conglomerate behind Gucci, Saint Laurent and Puma released a three-pillar plan intended to run through 2025 that will address environmental impact, social aspects and innovation. If successful, the plan will lower the company's environmental impact, address supply chain sustainability issues and innovate new solutions to current environmental challenges. "More than ever, I am convinced that sustainability can redefine business value and drive future growth," Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault said. {Fashionista Inbox}

Juergen Teller shot Adidas Originals' biggest campaign of 2017
The campaign, shot in Berlin, features an update of the '90s "EQT" sneaker. The shoes will launch in retail stores on Jan. 26. "2017 is a 'no bullshit' year for Originals," said Alegra O'Hare, vice president of global brand communications for Adidas Originals, explaining the brand's choice of a photographer whose work is known for being stripped-down and gritty. {WWD}

The CFDA reminds designers to keep runways diverse and models healthy
An email from Diane Von Furstenberg and Steven Kolb Tuesday reminded the CFDA's contingency to look out for models' well-being as fashion month approaches. The email noted that the CFDA is about "awareness and education, not policing," but exhorted labels to be aware of models' mental health during such a busy and high-pressure time. The email also encouraged diverse castings on the runway, and included a link to the racial diversity guidelines proposed by the Diversity Coalition. {Fashionista Inbox}

Top hairstylist Fabio Sementilli found stabbed and beaten to death
The Wella Professionals vice president of education for North America under Coty’s Professional Beauty Division was found dead at 5:05 p.m. on Monday outside his home in Woodland Hills, California. The hairdressing icon was pronounced dead on the scene by LAPD, and his car was missing from the property when they arrived. No suspects have been named thus far. "Fabio was a dear friend and we are devastated by his loss," said senior Coty exec Sal Mauceri. {WWD}

A.P.C. releases new "A.P.C.U.S." collection made in L.A.
The French brand has produced and manufactured a line of jersey sportswear in America. A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou has talked about his desire to move his business to the U.S. in the past, and he believes the A.P.C.U.S line makes sense because he sees sportswear as the bread and butter of American fashion. "If you want to cook French cuisine, better to use French ingredients," he claims. Seems he thinks that American-influenced style should follow the same principle. {Fashionista inbox}

Public School is next up in the CFDA and Cadillac's Retail Lab program
The New York brand follows Cushnie et Ochs and Timo Weiland in participating in Retail Lab, a training and mentorship program that seeks to give designers a "real-world education in retail." Part of the program involves the brand setting up a retail space at Cadillac House in NYC. The shop is open Wednesday through the end of March and represents the brand's first free-standing retail concept venture. {Fashionista inbox}

Kopari Beauty receives investment from LVMH partner
The coconut oil-based brand beloved by natural beauty lovers announced that it has received a "significant" growth capital investment from private equity firm and LVMH partner L Catterton. The brand will also be extending its celebrity partners to include Karlie Kloss, Mila Kunis, Hillary Duff and Ashton Kutcher, according to a release. {Fashionista inbox}

Rodarte and Coach to collaborate on apparel and accessories
The pairing will yield a 15-piece collection featuring both handbag and clothing designs. Though the two brands may seem an unlikely duo, the collaboration is in line with Coach's recent mission to elevate and reinvigorate its brand image, and is not out of step with Rodarte's history of collaborating with larger commercial names like Starbucks and Opening Ceremony in the past. The collection will begin showing to select wholesale accounts this month before debuting in stores this April. {WWD}

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