Must Read: Versace Releases an Official Statement on 'American Crime Story,' Eddie Borgo May Be Out of Business - Fashionista

Must Read: Versace Releases an Official Statement on 'American Crime Story,' Eddie Borgo May Be Out of Business

Plus, Nike unveils another Kendrick Lamar take on the Nike Cortez set to release Jan. 26
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Photo: @americancrimestoryfx/Instagram

Photo: @americancrimestoryfx/Instagram

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Versace released an official statement on "American Crime Story" 
FX's upcoming season of "American Crime Story" will portray the murder of Gianni Versace, and it promises to bring all the drama, '90s glamour and Donatella moments that we could ever hope for. But according to the Versaces, viewers should take everything with a big grain of salt: "The Versace family has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming TV series about the death of Mr. Gianni Versace," the brand wrote in an official statement. "Since Versace did not authorize the book on which it is partly based nor has it taken part in the writing of the screenplay, this TV series should only be considered as a work of fiction." {Fashionista Inbox} 

Eddie Borgo may be out of business
According to WWD, Eddie Borgo has gone dark. The handbag and jewelry company that got its start in 2008 has closed its shops, shuttered its website and disconnected its phone number. To top it off, the brand's last Instagram post was on Dec. 8, and the picture received only 167 likes. You can still purchase Eddie Borgo goods through third parties online, but many of the products are on deep discount. {WWD}

Nike unveils another Kendrick Lamar take on the Nike Cortez set to release Jan. 26
The highly anticipated Kendrick Lamar x Nike Cortez "Kenny" shoe is set to release on Jan. 28, but just two days before, another of Lamar's take on the Nike Cortez will drop: Nike confirmed that the "Kenny I" collaboration will go on sale Jan. 26. The "Kenny I" shoe is a tribute to the rapper's latest album "Damn" and features a black tongue, red stitching and the album title written in contrasting red embroidery along the lateral side of the sneaker. {Hypebeast}

The Cut profiles Glossier's Emily Weiss 
New York's fashion editor-at-large Amy Larocca spoke to Emily Weiss about her path from superintern to founder and CEO of Into The Gloss and Glossier. Weiss talks about how she got her start in beauty writing and what encouraged her to create a beauty blog and a beauty brand that sought to disrupt and bring a fresh perspective to the beauty industry, rather than fall in-line with the host of other established cosmetics companies. {The Cut}

How forums inspired the culture around streetwear today
Before social media, streetwear enthusiasts gathered on forums to spread knowledge and create digital communities around their shared interests for exclusive sneakers. In a cleverly laid out piece that mimics the format of a forum, Hypebeast delves into the way these early internet conversations between people led to many of them getting jobs, opening shops and starting their own brands in the industry, thus making the pre-Twitter and Instagram exchanges a driving force behind streetwear culture today. {Hypebeast}

How fashion people pack for the men's shows
The most style-conscious men of the world just finished viewing the menswear offerings in London and are now gathering in Italy for the biannual Pitti Uomo trade show. From there, the slick-suited males will embark on a multi-city tour that wraps up in New York at the beginning of February. So how do these natty males pack for a month without constantly paying overweight baggage fees? The New York Times asked various designers, publicists, editors and fashion directors to open up their suitcases and let us in on their rolling, folding and outfit-repeating tactics. {The New York Times}

Rick Owens and Birkenstock to collaborate 
Birkenstocks have a habit of going in and out of style, but since the German footwear brand has kept a pretty tight collaboration schedule, the granola sandals have managed to stay on our fashion radar. Rick Owens has stepped up to the plate as the next designer to put his own (subversive) spin on the double-buckled shoe, which will be available for pre-order on Apr. 2. To celebrate the release of Owens' furry Birkenstocks, the footwear company's traveling mobile pop-up space will park outside the Rick Owens store in Los Angeles on Apr. 17. {Business of Fashion}

Brooks Brothers celebrates 200th anniversary with a fashion show during Pitti Uomo
To celebrate its 200th year in business, Brooks Brothers is partnering with the Pitti Uomo trade show in Florence to stage its first-ever fashion show in the famed Palazzo Vecchio. This way, the thousands of impeccably dressed men who've flocked to Italy to profess their love for polished suits can take part in honoring the venerable retailer for its two centuries worth of clothing service. Following the runway spectacle, Brooks Brothers will open the town halls doors to the public for a retrospective exhibition. {WWD}

Liz Plosser named editor in chief of 'Women's Health'
Women's Health only joined the Hearst family a few weeks ago, but the media giant has already begun shifting things around and putting new people in places of power. On Tuesday, Hearst named Liz Plosser as the magazine's new editor in chief, replacing Amy Keller Laird. Plosser is familiar with the wellness arena, having most recently served as the senior vice president of content at Well + Good, and having also served as the senior director of content and communications at SoulCycle and a deputy editor of Self magazine. {WWD}

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