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Must Read: 'Vogue' Italia's September Issue Celebrates Italy, Why Younger Brands Invest in Archives

Plus, rumors that Virgil Abloh is headed to Versace.
Photo: @vogueitalia/Instagram 

Photo: @vogueitalia/Instagram 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Vogue Italia's celebrates Italy with three themed September covers
Italian model Mariacarla Boscono fronts all three of covers of Vogue Italia's September issue, which were shot by Inez & Vinoodh, Mert & Marcus and Willy Vanderperre. The entire issue is a love letter to its homeland, with covers that capture the model in various Italian spots alongside interviews with famed Italian designers Alessandro Michele, Ricardo Tisci and Stefano Pilati. {WWD}

Younger brands are investing in archives
It's becoming more commonplace for relatively young fashion houses — Derek Lam, Jason Wu, Roksanda Ilincic — to build archives. The upkeep and storage of old catwalk samples comes at a high cost, but Business of Fashion says revisiting prior collections allows designers to maintain continuity and stay true to their brand's DNA. And in the cyclical fashion industry, archives also ensure designers can revisit old samples and have something real and original to replicate. {Business of Fashion} 

Sources say Virgil Abloh is in talks with Versace
According to Glossy, sources close to Virgil Abloh say the Off-White designer is in the process of signing a deal that would give him full creative reigns at Versace. The report comes as a twist to previous rumors that Riccardo Tisci would head to Versace, and Abloh to Givenchy. {Glossy}

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Jimmy Choo is doing well post-acquisition
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Joseph Altuzarra on why he's really moving his show to Paris 
Joseph Altuzarra's decision to relocate his Spring 2018 presentation from New York to Paris was not influenced by the departure of many other NYFW headliners; rather, the designer's coincidental Paris runway debut stems from his very personal connection to the city: "I'm French and I want to show in Paris," he said. "I feel very French in a lot of ways and it's obviously a big part of my life, a big part of my references and by extension a big part of the story of the brand." {WWD}

Desigual collaborates with Jean-Paul Goude
In the hopes of evolving into a more consumer-centric label, Spanish brand Desigual will engage in an artistic collaboration with renowned French creator, Jean-Paul Goude. Mr. Goude will act as the artistic director of Desigual's Spring 2018 fashion show, and he will also create a capsule collection of womenswear, which will be sold in select stores worldwide. {Fashionista Inbox}

Keija Minor is leaving her role as editor-in-chief at Brides 
This Thursday, Keija Minor stepped down as editor-in-chief at Brides — a role she had held for five years.  Minor was the first African-American woman to hold this title at Conde Nast. Although no information has been made public about her next move, the magazine has announced the promotion of its executive digital director Lisa Gooder, who will now take over as the executive director of Brides editorial. {WWD}

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