Must Read: 'Paper Magazine' Wants To #BreakTheInternet With Three Nicki Minajs, Stuart Weitzman Launches a Second shoe Collaboration with Gigi Hadid

Plus, Mistor Mort captures the best in Dead & Company fan gear.
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Photo: @papermagazine/Instagram 

Photo: @papermagazine/Instagram 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.

'Paper Magazine' Wants To #BreakTheInternet With Three Nicki Minajs 
Remember when Paper Magazine broke the internet with a cover featuring Kim Kardashian's oiled-up, bare derriere? Well, on Tuesday, the glossy took to Instagram to unveil its latest #BreakTheInternet magazine cover starring Nicki Minaj. Shot by Ellen von Unwerth, the millennial pink cover boasts a triplet of the rapper in some pretty sexual poses. Minaj is feeling herself (a little too literally) in the sparkly Saint Laurent boots and pale pink nipple tassels — because freeing the nipple has become all too expected these days. {Paper Magazine}

Stuart Weitzman launches a second shoe collaboration with Gigi Hadid 
Gigi Hadid designed a boot with Stuart Weitzman last year and frequently fronts the brand's shoe campaigns. Now, the model has teamed up with the footwear label for a second time to design a pair of pointed-toe flat mules. The Gigi mules, "Eyelove" and "Eyelovemore" come out Wednesday and are priced at $498 and $598. Take a look at the evil eye inspired mules below. {Fashionista Inbox} 

The Gigi Mules. Photo: Stuart Weitzman

The Gigi Mules. Photo: Stuart Weitzman

Mistor Mort captures the best in Dead & Company fan gear 
Dead & Company – the band consisting of former Grateful Dead members and perpetual heartbreaker John Mayer —  kicked off its fall tour at Madison Square Garden over the weekend and welcomed a wide assortment of OG Deadheads (hippie fans of the Grateful Dead). GQ's Mordechai Rubinstein investigated the scene and documented the most epic tie-dye shirts and chest length beards in a series of street style photos that prove Deadheads live for retro Patagonia and socks with Birkenstocks. {GQ}

In a crowded online marketplace, direct-to-consumer brands struggle to sustain growth 
The digital age has simplified the process of finding and targeting customers for fashion and retail brands, making it that much easier for direct-to-consumer brands to launch. However, in today's crowded web space, online fashion brands are not just competing with other labels, but are also competing with social networks and streaming services for consumer attention. That's why brands often struggle to retain a large, invested audience, making it increasingly difficult for them to sustain growth. {Business of Fashion}

Christian Siriano talks about Leslie Jones' first fashion show on "Late Night with Seth Meyers"
On Tuesday night, Christian Siriano appeared on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," where he shared his thoughts on his now iconic Spring 2018 fashion show that featured an overly enthusiastic display of affection by his client and "Saturday Night Live" star Leslie Jones. Apparently, the designer thought something bad had happened when he heard the comedian hooting and hollering from the front row, but that wasn't the case — Jones simply felt overwhelmed by his designs and decided the runway demanded the same energy felt courtside at a Knicks game. You can watch the full clip below. {YouTube}

Hot Topic creditors enraged by Torrid's private equity investors 
The plus-size retailer Torrid, which branched off from parent company Hot Topic in 2015, is in the middle of a rapidly developing lawsuit between private equity backers and enraged Hot Topic creditors. According to WWD, a group of investors are accusing the the private equity firm Sycamore Partners Management LP of organizing a secret scheme to separate the Torrid business away from other parts of Hot Topic's operation, in order to pocket all the profits from a recent IPO. {WWD}

The third generation Apple Watch has made the tech giant the world's top wearable maker 
The release of the third generation Apple Watch in September has given the tech giant's wearable division a successful rebirth. According to Tech Crunch, Apple's CEO Tim Cook said the smart-wrist device grabbed the top spot in Q1 for overall wearables, and that Watch sales were up by 50 percent for the third consecutive quarter. {Techcrunch}

Adidas and Kanye West announce November and December YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 releases
Sneakerheads, mark your calendars, because Adidas and Kanye West have just released the remaining 2017 drop dates of three Yeezy Boost 350 V2 shoes in various colorways: The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in yellow/grey steel/red will come out Nov. 18; the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in grey/bold orange/solid grey drops Nov. 25; and the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in blue tint/grey is set to arrive on Dec. 16. Take a peek at the Yeezy's below. {Fashionista Inbox} 

Bangladesh Alliance report reveals progress in factory working conditions 
The Alliance is a group of 29 global retailers, including Wal-Mart, Target and Gap, that have made it a priority to improve the safety of workers in factories they source from in Bangladesh. On Wednesday, the Alliance released its fourth annual safety report, which cited 234 factories as having completed their safety requirements and documented the suspension of 162 non-compliant factories from a total of 658 factories. In addition, WWD stated the report ended with two main goals for 2018: "moving aggressively to remediate all outstanding material issues in Alliance factories, and identifying the best next steps to sustain and carry forward our groundbreaking reforms to promote the continuation of best practices and an enduring culture of safety." {WWD}

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