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Must Read: Lorde Graces the September Cover of Canada's 'Fashion' Magazine, Rihanna Brings Bikes to Children in Malawi

Plus, the Nordstrom family is trying to buy back the company that bears its name.
Lorde on the September 2017 issue of Canada's "Fashion" Magazine. Photo: @fashioncanada/Instagram

Lorde on the September 2017 issue of Canada's "Fashion" Magazine. Photo: @fashioncanada/Instagram

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.

Lorde graces the September cover of Canada's Fashion Magazine
The "Green Light" songstress delivers dreamy photos on Fashion Magazine's fall cover. The stylist — Kemal Harris — helped the 20-year-old evoke romantic flower child vibes with daisy decorated cheekbones and lush frocks designed by Valentino, Off-White, Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci. {Fashion Magazine}

Rihanna teams up with bike-sharing program to bring bikes to students in Malawi
Rihanna has launched a five-year educational partnership with the world’s leading bike-sharing program Ofo to ensure young girls get to school safely. Set up through her Clara Lionel Foundation, the Grammy winner and red carpet icon will lead the "1 KM Action" initiative, which will help fund CLF's Global Scholarship Program and support dynamic educational programs in Malawi. {WWD}

The Nordstrom family is trying to buy back the company that bears its name
Over the summer, the Nordstrom family reportedly decided to regain full control of their Seattle-based retail empire — of which they still own 31.2 percent. Nordstrom has suffered along with a host of other retailers as mall traffic has waned and millennials have turned to online shopping. The desire for the family to retake the reigns stems from the hope that the family will be better able to tackle these challenges and successfully remake the department store chain away from the glare of public markets. But the key question remains: How much debt can the Nordstrom family put onto the retailer? {WWD}

Founder and CEO of Under Armor, Kevin Plank, will restructure company 
Kevin Plank — founder and CEO of Under Armor — recently announced a $130-million restructuring plan designed to "pivot" the company following two quarterly losses. Some of the strategic shifts outlined include: moving from a product company to a consumer-focused brand, changing from a U.S. apparel-centric business to a global apparel, footwear and accessories portfolio and transitioning from a mainly wholesale approach to a more balanced direct-to-consumer offering. {WWD}

Activist investor encourages Hudson's Bay to sell Saks Fifth Avenue
Jonathan Litt, founder and chief investment officer of Land & Buildings Investment Management, which owns roughly 4.3 percent of the Hudson's Bay Company, is urging the Canadian department store group to sell Saks Fifth Avenue's Fifth Avenue flagship. In a letter from Litt to shareholders, he wrote: "Hudson's Bay is a real estate company. Is the best use of [the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship] location truly a department store? What about a hotel? Or office? Or boutique retail stores [like] Apple and Gucci?" He argues that the company's real estate is valued four times higher than HBC's stock value. Right before the letter was made public on June 8, HBC suffered several job cuts, including senior-level roles across Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt and Lord & Taylor, as part of a six-month plan to save more than $350 million by the end of the 2018 fiscal year. {Business of Fashion}

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Former art director of Kanye West's Donda is launching his own clothing line
Joe Perez served as an art director at Kanye West's creative company Donda for seven years. Now, the man who lent his creativity to various projects ranging from Yeezus merch to album covers is designing a brand called "Mason," which will consist of T-shirts, sweaters, accessories and jackets inspired by his interests in punk, skate, metal and hip-hop. {Complex}

How did Brian Lichtenberg get away with his line of subverted slogan-wear? 
In 2006, Brian Lichtenberg debuted a playful oeuvre of sweatshirts with bootleg designer logos — his most popular being "Homiés," a play on Hermès. After Chanel didn't sue for his first sweatshirt, which featured an emblazoned "Brianel no1" statement, he went after more designer wordplay without asking for any permission. More than a decade later, and Litchtenberg is still having fun reworking logos, even inspiring the fall collections today. {The Guardian}

Stylist Karla Welch and client Justin Bieber create the perfect white tee 
Justin Bieber is often seen in an oversize white T-shirt — think Hanes, but way longer — and his longtime stylist Karla Welch decided to rework the classic men's tee because she couldn't find the length that he wanted in the marketplace. So, Welch stocked up on hundreds of triple-XL tees from the local Kmart, starting cutting them apart and reworked them into the coveted white tee that Bieber would go on to wear throughout his "Purpose" tour. Now, Welch has launched the "x Karla collection," a series of seven white T-shirt styles for $30 that will be on sale tomorrow exclusively at {Vogue}

Architectural Digest takes us inside Kate Moss's legendary home
We've gotten to know Kate Moss in front of a camera, and now AD is giving us a glimpse into her home, where she relaxes in claw-foot tubs and chaise lounges. Her taste is eclectic and naturally glamorous — design sensibilities she has employed in her collaboration with the wallpaper house de Gournay. Together, the two have created a silver-tinted ­anemone pattern of cascading blooms, which she used to wallpaper her master bath. {Architectural Digest}

Gap goes live with CanopyStyle Forest Sourcing Policy
Canopy is a not-for-profit environmental organization that began its CanopyStyle initiative to eliminate ancient and endangered forests from the production of rayon and viscose fabrics. They currently see 100 global fashion brands — including fast-fashion moguls H&M and Zara — committed to sustainable sources. Today, they are mainstreaming their campaign with GAP Inc.'s announcement of the Wood-Derived Raw Materials Policy, which will serve as a key initiative in their efforts to combat global climate change and forest degradation. You can read Gap's full policy here. {Fashionista inbox}

Ivy Park's fall 2017 collection is here
Beyoncé's Ivy Park activewear line just dropped its Fall 2017 collection at Topshop and Nordstrom with a bunch of reworked styles. The sports bras, sweatshirts, T-shirts and leggings feature cut-out stripes, lattice-grid elastic trims and raw seams, all in a range of deep-teal and porcelain-blue colorways. You can get your Queen-Bey approved athletic wear in stores and online now at Topshop. See some of the new pieces from the collection below. {Fashionista Inbox} 

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