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Must Read: Rihanna Covers Four Issues of 'Dazed,' E! to Debut Series Inspired By Juicy Couture Founders

Plus, Kith opens a kids' store for hypebabies.
Photo: Rihanna on the December cover of 'Dazed.' Photo: Harley Weir

Photo: Rihanna on the December cover of 'Dazed.' Photo: Harley Weir

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Rihanna covers  December issue of 'Dazed'
On Monday, our favorite pop star turned beauty mogul debuted her series of three December covers for Vogue Paris, which came on the heels of her stunning November cover for Vogue Arabia. To further prove that she's the Queen of 2017, Rihanna was honored with four (!) covers for Dazed's December issue, revealed via Twitter on Tuesday. One image of Riri with her eyes closed, shot by Harley Weir, depicts a real-life sleeping beauty moment, but we don't blame her for being tired after the incredible year she's had. View the rest of the covers in the gallery below. {@Rihanna/Twitter}

E! to debut a scripted series inspired by the cofounders of Juicy Couture
The early 2000s saw plenty of terrycloth-covered butts with "Juicy" spelled out in crystals. But as we get deeper into the century, we'll start to see "Juicy" on our screens, because E! Network has green lit a pilot, called "Juicy Stories," which is an hourlong scripted series inspired by the two friends and cofounders of Juicy Couture. {WWD

Kith opens a kids' store for hypebabies
Kith is offering up mini streetwear goods in its new New York retail space dedicated to tots who prefer to play in the sandbox while wearing Yeezys and baby bombers. The minimal white-washed space on Bleecker Street contains a large selection of pint-sized sneakers from Adidas, Nike, New Balance, Timberland and Vans, in addition to Kith's own kids line. {WWD}   

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Sources say Valentino will wait until the latter half of 2018 for an IPO listing
Sebastian Suhl, the former chief executive of Marc Jacobs, has just joined Valentino as its managing director for global markets, and his appointment has re-ignited rumors that the Italian fashion house is gearing up for an initial public offering. Valentino has been considering an IPO since last year, but sources told WWD that the company would most likely wait until the second half of 2018 for a listing. {WWD}

Fashion brands are appealing to consumers with products that marry functionality with style
Fashion brands are marrying functionality with style as consumers continue to demand products that simplify their lives and tell an interesting story. Take, for example, an Allbirds wool sneaker, which can be worn without socks (a gift for us hustle and bustle millennials who don't have time between social media checks in the morning to find matching socks) or all of Uniqlo's heattech apparel that keeps us extra warm in the winter. These products fill a human need — whether that be our need for warmth or convenience — all while looking on-trend and not like a middle-aged dad who's functional dressing involves multi-pocketed cargo pants. {WWD}

Nike looks to new sneaker innovations after failing to compete with Adidas's retro revival with its Cortez running shoe
Despite Nike's numerous efforts to reposition itself as the number two sneaker brand in the U.S. — a spot Adidas just grabbed — the sportswear company can't seem to forge as hyped of a retro revival with its old-school Cortez running shoes as Adidas did with its superstar shoe. As such, the company is looking to new sneaker innovations: Nike CEO Mark Parker told BoF that, "the future of Nike is in 3-D modeling, an accelerated system for designing new sneakers and being a company geared to better serve the consumer personally, at scale."  {Business of Fashion}

Inside Sephora's mentorship program for female-founded beauty startups
In addition to beautifying a large chunk of society, Sephora also supports female-founded beauty businesses through a seven-month mentorship program called Accelerate. The incubator-like program helps female entrepreneurs secure new investments and gain retail partnerships and pairs them with industry experts who provide continual guidance to them throughout their startup journey. {Glossy}

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