Must Read: What Hedi Slimane's Appointment Means For Céline, Haute Hijab Launches Luxury Hijabs

Plus, 3-D printing firm gains traction from luxury fashion labels.
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Looks from Céline's Spring 2017 collection. Photo: Imaxtree

Looks from Céline's Spring 2017 collection. Photo: Imaxtree

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

What Hedi Slimane's appointment means for Céline
Why did LVMH put Hedi Slimane at the head of Céline? Slimane's rock 'n' roll design aesthetic may not cater to the professional class of women that have spent the last 10 years collecting Phoebe Philo's minimalist wardrobe staples, but LVMH has big commercial ambitions for the French label and Slimane has proven himself to be one of the most commercially bankable designers in the industry. {Business of Fashion}

Haute Hijab just launched luxury hijabs for the first time
Haute Hijab, a leading retailer of hijabs in the U.S., launched its first collection of luxury hijabs this week. "So many of our customers are... spending hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, on amazing dresses to wear to a soiree, and then wearing a plain, dark hijab," founder Melanie Elturk told Glamour. The new collection, which is priced from $250-$300, seeks to address that gap in the market with a range of hijabs featuring lace, sequins and tulle. {Glamour}

3-D printing firm gains traction from luxury fashion labels
After working with Kering and LVMH-owned companies on various jewelry and accessory projects, Vojd Studios, a Berlin-based firm that specializes in 3-D printing, has begun making a name for itself in the luxury fashion space. The company completed a small minority investment deal back in October to fund research and development, but according to WWD, it could find itself doing another round of financing this year as more luxury fashion labels latch onto the cutting-edge technology. {WWD}

Apparel gained more online customers than any other retail industry last year
The NPD Group reported a four-point increase in the percentage of all e-commerce consumers buying apparel online over a 12-month period that ended in October 2017. This four-point increase was the highest of any industry and according to Marshal Cohen, the market research firm's chief industry advisor, the increase has to do both with the attention retailers have paid to growing their e-commerce capabilities and the rising number of consumers who are becoming more comfortable purchasing clothes online. {WWD}

Meet the new wave of beauty brands embracing a fast fashion approach to production
Move over fast fashion and make room for "fast beauty," because there's a new crop of cosmetic players taking after the "cheap and chic" likes of Zara and H&M. These beauty brands are vastly shortening the time it takes for their products to go from conception to your vanity and are selling their frequently dropped goods at very low costs. {Business of Fashion}

Max Factor's new campaign is designed to create an inclusive world of beauty
Max Factor unveiled a new campaign called "You x Max Factor," which stars a diverse set of mothers and businesswomen. The global vice president of Max Factor at parent company Coty Inc., Sheila Chaiban, told WWD that the campaign is designed to speak to women who have continually felt underrepresented and to promote the celebration of individuality: "We want to drive change and positively disrupt to create an inclusive world of beauty." she said. "We want beauty with depth to become the new normal — where the beauty of women all around the world is celebrated not by their age, but rather by who they are, by their varied and incredible life, and by who they have become." {WWD}

Fashion makes its presence known at the World Economic Forum in Davos 
Leaders from around the world flocked to Davos, Switzerland, this week for the annual World Economic Forum. As per usual, a group of business executives, politicians, intellectuals and wealthy people arrived at the event poised to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world; but little did they know, the conversations would cover all topics ranging from climate change to fashion.  {The New York Times}

Tips the beauty industry picked up from the 2017 holiday season
Shoppers were out in full force this past holiday season, which gave the once-depressed beauty brands a reason to smile. WWD gathered insights fresh off the cosmetic floors to see what shifts in strategy and in consumer habits caused beauty sales to improve in December. Its findings reveal that constant newness, innovation and customer engagement were key to driving purchases. {WWD}

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