Must Read: J.W. Anderson Goes Co-ed With His Shows, Private Equity Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Ganni

Plus, Jasmine Sanders shows off her core strength in the latest "Love" Advent.
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Looks from JW Anderson's Fall 2017 collection. Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Looks from JW Anderson's Fall 2017 collection. Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

J.W. Anderson goes co-ed with his shows
Jonathan Anderson is the latest designer to disobey the fashion calendar with his decision to combine J.W. Anderson's men's and women's collections into one larger presentation scheduled to show during the women's edition of London Fashion Week. Anderson's motion to go co-ed makes a trend this season, having followed Balenciaga and Salvatore Ferragamo, which both announced earlier this month that each would stage dual runways. {Vogue

Private equity firm acquires majority stake in Ganni 
L Catterton, a consumer-focused and LVMH-linked private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in Ganni. The Danish brand, known for its wide selection of playful and relevant wardrobe pieces — think Instagrammable croissant tees and colorful chunky knits — hopes this backing will help them achieve significant global growth. "I felt we had taken Ganni to a point where we needed to look for a partner," Ganni chief executive Nicolaj Reffstrup said in a new interview with Business of Fashion. "And that would be someone who would take what we are good at and try to leverage that on an international scale." {Business of Fashion}

Jasmine Sanders shows off her core strength for the latest Love Advent 
In Thursday's installation of steamy workout videos courtesy of Love's Advent CalendarJasmine Sanders performs a series of crunches while wearing a red sports bra and black spandex shorts. In the clip, shot by Phil Poynter, the curly-haired model proves two-minute core workouts can make a difference; see her rock hard abs in the video below. {@thelovemagazine/Instagram}

Model Alliance founder suggests ways to protect models from sexual predators
Activist and former model Sara Riff started the not-for-profit Model Alliance in 2012 to protect models from all sorts of industry abuse. On Wednesday, Riff sent an unsolicited op-ed to WWD to voice her opinions on the changes that need to be made in order to make modeling a safer space, free of sexual predators. "As we seek innovative ways to infuse sexual respect throughout the general culture, it is critical to build independent monitors adapted to each industry to promote sexual respect," she wrote. "This would, in effect, create a human resources department for matters of sexual harassment and abuse in industries that have not sufficiently addressed these concerns." {WWD}

Diversity on international magazine covers improved in 2017
Earlier this week, we published our annual in-depth magazine cover diversity report, which examined the number of covers featuring people of color on 10 leading U.S. fashion publications. On Thursday, The Fashion Spot also unveiled its annual diversity report, factoring international glossies into the equation. The site's overseas findings proved that globally, 2017 was fashion's most inclusive year yet — with the foreign covers all passing the 30-percent racial diversity marker for the first time ever. {The Fashion Spot}

How social media's biggest beauty stars are showcasing their talents offline 
Mario Dedivanovic, Kim Kardashian's makeup artist, started an offline trend — a rare feat these days — when he created "The Master Class," a giant beauty demonstration eight years ago. "I had been getting a ton of messages from artists and aspiring artists asking for career advice and makeup-related tips," Dedivanovic told Glossy. "Most people don't have the opportunity to assist big artists on set and learn the real tricks of trade, so this is a perfect way for them to gain some of that experience." Since then, Dedivanovic has grown his classes and beauty bloggers, influencers and other members of Kardashian's glam squad — Jen Atkin — have followed suit with their own live, in-person beauty events. {Glossy}

An Azzedine Alaïa exhibit will open next spring 
A new 60-piece Azzedine Alaïa exhibit is set to open at the London Design Museum next May. Entitled "Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier," the exhibition is the last that the designer worked on before his passing in November. It will showcase his iconic form-fitting garments, as well as explore his passion for design through the display of specially commissioned architectural pieces. {Dazed}

Retailers struggle to adapt to millennial spending habits
Gone are the days when baby boomers pumped sweet cash into retailers with their eager spending habits and rampant materialism. Now millennials, who just surpassed this retiring generation in size, are the target consumers. But they're choosing to allocate their money on experiences — inventory-less mind, body and soul practices — which, has caused traditional stores to suffer as retailers have failed to adapt to millennials' changing spending behaviors. {Bloomberg}

A Vivienne Westwood documentary will hit screens next spring 
British designer, activist and punk icon Vivienne Westwood is getting her first feature-length documentary scheduled to hit theaters at the end of March. The film, titled "Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist," will celebrate Westwood's many contributions to fashion, as well as her work with organizations like PETA, through a series of intimate interviews with her friends, family and closest collaborators. {WWD}

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