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Must Read: Solange Covers 'Surface' Magazine, The Queen's Bra Fitter Stripped of Royal Warrant

Plus, Chance the Rapper ignites Twitter feud after claiming he brought back Supreme.
Solange on the Jan./Feb. issue of 'Surface' Magazine. Photo: Andrew Zuckerman for 'Surface' Magazine

Solange on the Jan./Feb. issue of 'Surface' Magazine. Photo: Andrew Zuckerman for 'Surface' Magazine

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Solange covers the Jan./Feb. issue of 'Surface' Magazine
Solange Knowles stars on the cover of Surface Magazine's Jan./Feb. issue with a headful of fiery red-beaded braids. Shot by Andrew Zuckerman, the singer-songwriter wears tiny, retro George Keburia sunnies and a structured black blazer on the front of the magazine. Inside the issue, she opens up about the making of her critically acclaimed 2016 solo album, "A Seat at the Table," and about discovering her identity as a politically minded black visual artist today. {Surface}

The Queen's bra fitter stripped of royal warrant after disclosing intimate details about her family 
You won't find a member of the Windsor family perusing La Perla for undergarments — let alone picking up a studded Hot Topic-inspired bra from Victoria's Secret's latest collab with Balmain. The Royals have gotten their fancy knickers from Rigby & Peller since 1960 — that is, until it emerged that the Queen had cut ties with the lingerie supplier's owner, June Kenton, shortly after she published an autobiography entitled Storm in a D Cup. In the book, Kenton divulged her personal interactions with the Royal Family, and therefore the leading lingerie retailer has lost its royal warrant and will no longer be supported by — or, rather, supporting — the Queen. {Express}

Chance The Rapper ignites Twitter feud after claiming he brought back Supreme
During a recent live Instagram feed, Chance The Rapper deemed himself responsible for Supreme and Champion's revival, like some kind of hypebeast whisperer. Twitter fans weren't sold, stating that the 24-year-old doesn't even rep Supreme as much as other rappers. {Hypebeast}

Viktor & Rolf to launch a recycled clothing collection
Couture label Viktor & Rolf is partnering with Germany's largest online shop Zalando on a collection made out of leftover clothing. The project, dubbed "Re:cycle," consists of 17 warm-weather pieces that are embellished with bits of repurposed overstock from Viktor & Rolf's private label collections – think T-shirts adorned with crystals, skirts jazzed up with layers of colorful sequins and bows added to standard sweatshirts. The sustainable collection, which ranges in price from 50 euros to 250 euros, will be available for purchase on Feb. 1. {WWD}

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Are Topshop's Fake News jeans a travesty or a triumph?
Earlier this week, Topshop released a pair of mid-rise jeans that featured a bold red strip down the sides with the words "Fake News" repeatedly written in a caution tape-like format. The pants sold out, but not everyone was thrilled with the British retailer's play on our President's broken record criticism of the media. In her latest piece for The New York Times, fashion critic Vanessa Friedman uses the Trump-inspired denim to lead a discussion on the popularity of employing clothes to address politics and how it's become even more trendy during the Trump administration. {The New York Times}

Uniqlo owner's net profit grows 12.7% in Q1
Fast Retailing, the Japanese holding company that owns Uniqlo, reported a 12.7 net profit growth for its first quarter. In addition, these first quarter results marked the first time Uniqlo's International revenue exceeded that of Uniqlo Japan. And according to WWD, Fast Retailing expects a highly profitable year with a full-year revenue growth of 10.1 percent. {WWD}

How George Keburia changed the sunglass game with tiny shades 
Chances are, you've encountered George Keburia's red-tinted nanoscale cat eye sunglasses on the faces of Rihanna, Solange (see Surface cover above) and a Hadid or two. Get to know the story and the emerging Georgian designer behind the Insta-hit shades in Dazed's latest designer profile. {Dazed}

Retailers are working to bring sales associates into the digital shopping age 
Our parents, and certainly our grandparents, can relate to a time when shopping in boutiques and department stores meant establishing and maintaining relationships with sales associates. Now, millennials purchase clothes online and miss out on all the styling advice and insider knowledge that the coveted salespeople once provided to shoppers. As such, retailers are equipping their sales associates with specialized training and investing in various clienteling software to optimize their selling efforts and better compete with the rise of e-commerce. {Business of Fashion}

"Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi collaborates with MAC
Padma Lakshmi, the host of Bravo's "Top Chef," is launching her first-ever makeup line with MAC Cosmetics. The model-turned-cookbook author is taking her smarts out of the kitchen and into your vanity with a capsule collection comprised of eye shadow palettes, nude lipsticks and an assortment of blushes, all wrapped in a lustrous gold packaging. The beauty brand accompanied the collaboration announcement with a striking, blue-tinted image of Lakshmi looking like she just stepped out of the shower with a full face of makeup and some statement earrings. The line is available online and in select stores March 15, 2018 through April 2018. {Fashionista Inbox} 

Padma Lakshmi for Mac Cosmetics. Photo: Courtesy of Mac. 

Padma Lakshmi for Mac Cosmetics. Photo: Courtesy of Mac. 

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