Must Read: Acne Studios Announces New Collection Strategy, Adwoa Aboah Debuts Monthly British 'Vogue' Column

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Plus, How Donatella Versace spun a tragedy into a happy ending.
Looks from Acne Studios' Fall 2017 show. Photo: Imaxtree 

Looks from Acne Studios' Fall 2017 show. Photo: Imaxtree 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.

Acne Studios to combine womenswear collections, which will show during Couture Week in Paris 
Stockholm-based Acne Studios is the latest luxury fashion label to change-up its fashion calendar: According to BoF, the brand has decided to combine its women's Pre-Fall and Ready-to-Wear collections into two larger, more comprehensive Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer lines. The label will present the collections during Couture Fashion Week in Paris in June and December, as opposed to the traditional February and September presentations. {Business of Fashion}

Adwoa Aboah writes her inaugural monthly column for British Vogue's January issue 
Model-of-the-moment Adwoa Aboah starred on the cover of Edward Enninful's debut issue of British Vogue, and for his second edition, the activist's writing takes center stage in a monthly series for the magazine that addresses how young women navigate the modern world. In her inaugural column and accompanying video series (below), Aboah explains the power of sharing stories and creating a safe space for girls to talk about their mental health and sexuality. {Fashionista Inbox} 

How Donatella Versace spun a tragedy into a happy ending 
This year marked the 20th anniversary of Gianni Versace's passing, but rather than mourning fashion's great loss in all black, Donatella Versace chose to celebrate the legacy of her late brother with a supermodel crew and a Spring collection that was bursting with bedazzled prints and color. To top it all off, the British Fashion council just honored the Italian designer with the Fashion Icon Award, further solidifying the fashion house — and the petite blonde behind it — as an unstoppable force in the industry. In a new interview with The Guardian, Donatella discusses how she managed to spin the tragedy of her brother's 1997 murder into a happy ending. {The Guardian}

A fashion history lesson on Supreme 
Highsnobiety did some Ancestry.com digging to create a highly-detailed infographic on the expansive Supreme family — who better to do then internet's resident streetwear connoisseurs? The family tree dates back to 1994, when Supreme first opened its doors, and traces the ventures and whereabouts of past employees and influential members of skate culture, who through a shared rebellious spirit, championed streetwear and made it into the cultural movement that it is today. {Highsnobiety}

Halima Aden and Carine Roitfeld talk diversity, feminism and social media 
The fashion industry is known for embracing sameness and tearing its subjects apart, however, in Paper's interview with Carine Roitfeld and model Halima Aden, the two outspoken fashion icons prove that they are trying to paint a different picture: Throughout the conversation, the women discuss embracing diversity, championing body positivity, their thoughts on feminism and how to gently handle haters on social media.  {Paper}

Delpozo moves its ready-to-wear show from New York to London 
Delpozo, the Spanish label known for its bubble-volumes and shoulder-length chandelier earrings, is relocating its Ready-to-Wear show from New York to London. After 10 seasons showing in New York, the brand will make its London Fashion Week debut with its upcoming winter collection. "I thought it was an interesting idea to change environment and London just feels like the city where everything is happening right now," said Josep Font, Delpozo's creative director, in an interview with BoF. "Due to the opening of our London store [last June] and our participation in the recent 'Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion' exhibition at the V&A, I've travelled to London often and have felt so at home in this city." {Business of Fashion}

Nike plans to open a new 69,000 square-foot flagship in 2019 
Next year, Nike will close its Niketown flagship store on 57th Street to make way for a bigger, better location on West 52nd Street in early 2019. The new and improved five-story, 69,000 square-foot space will contain exclusive products, customization options, integrated Nike App features and personal shopping advice from Nike Experts. {Highsnobiety}

2017 was a glorious year for luxury e-commerce 
Retail is struggling, but if you strip away the "r" on "retail" and leave the rest, it's a different story: Luxury e-tail is alive and well — it's actually doing better than ever. A recent study performed by the consulting firm Bain & Co. revealed that online luxury sales grew 24 percent in 2017 and are expected to make up 25 percent of the market by 2025. Thus, it's no surprise that a group of high-power, high-valued luxury e-commerce sites — Net-A-Porter, Farfetch, Matches Fashion — have spent the year trying to outdo one another with fancy services and ambitious business plans as the cash-flowing e-commerce sector continues to scale. {The New York Times}

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