Must Read: Kering Reportedly May Split with Stella McCartney, Gosha Rubchinskiy's Runway Show Had Zero Diversity

Plus, Fenty Beauty sales are on track to beat both Kardashian cosmetic lines.
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Plus, Fenty Beauty sales are on track to beat both Kardashian cosmetic lines.
Stella McCartney at her Fall 2018 collection launch in Los Angeles. Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Stella McCartney at her Fall 2018 collection launch in Los Angeles. Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Kering reportedly may split with Stella McCartney
According to Business of Fashion, Kering is in talks to sell its 50 percent stake in Stella McCartney back to the designer herself. This potential split would end a 17-year partnership and comes at time when the French luxury group is trimming down its portfolio to better focus on its blockbuster brands. {Business of Fashion}

Gosha Rubchinskiy's runway show had zero diversity 
Earlier this month, Gosha Rubchinskiy showed his Fall 2018 menswear collection in Russia, where he brought his youthful, street-infused designs to the runway — but did not bring diversity. The Russian designer created 31 looks and not one of them was modeled by a person of color. His catwalk was later documented on the Instagram account @moremodelsofcolor in a list that ranked diversity in runway casting for the menswear presentations, and Rubchinskiy took last place.  {Hypebae}

Fenty Beauty sales on track to beat both Kardashian cosmetic lines
Rihanna entered the crowded beauty space with an inclusive bang in September with the launch of her Fenty Beauty line. She's only a few months into her beauty venture, but the singer is already on track to beat out the revenues of both Kylie Cosmetics and KKW Beauty. We're guessing Kris Jenner is in crisis mode right about now. {WWD}

Virgil Abloh's latest Air Jordan 1 will reportedly be available in women's sizes
Ladies and small-footed males rejoice! Virgil Abloh's highly anticipated Air Jordan 1 sneakers are reportedly being released in women's sizes. In the past, Abloh's kicks for Nike were only available in men's sizes, but these white and light blue-tinted shoes are set to drop Feb. 27 are for all. {Hypebae}

Will fashion brands ever flourish in Berlin? 
Berlin is a creative hub that is home to over 2,500 fashion businesses. But because Germany's capital developed a rebel-tinged culture after the Second World War — one that celebrates failure over success — many of the city's most notable labels look to more established fashion capitals to present their designs and grow their brands. {Business of Fashion}

Mobile checkout options are significantly helping retailers grow 
According a survey conducted by Stratix, an enterprise-managed mobile service provider, and IHL group, in-store mobile checkout options are predicted to increase growth for retailers by 146 percent this year. These findings are in line with the changing landscape of brick-and-mortar retail, as millennial shoppers are increasingly lured into physical stores by experiences, rather than by necessity — and they certainly don't want to visit a store and be met with long checkout lines. (Unless it's outside of Supreme, of course.) {WWD}

LVMH chief president has high hopes for Hedi Slimane at Céline 
Why is the god of skinny jeans replacing the goddess of modern femininity at Céline? Well, LVMH's Chief President Bernard Arnault has very high hopes for Hedi Slimane in his new role at the French label. "The objective with him is to reach at least 2 billion to 3 billion euros, and perhaps more, within five years," Arnault said in a statement obtained by WWD. "Everything is in place for this brand to achieve quite exceptional growth." {WWD}

Gucci's online presence is booming
The popularity of Gucci's belts, bags and logo tees has caused its website traffic to surge. According to research from SimilarWeb, a digital firm that analyzes web traffic, Gucci came in on top for monthly viewership in 2017, alongside Stitch Fix and Uniqlo. In addition, the firm told WWD that Gucci experienced "increased engagement across all stats with the site also benefiting from a strong relationship with referrers like polyvore.com and rstyle.me." {WWD}

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