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Must Read: The CFDA Pens Pre-Fashion Week Letter Defining Sexual Harassment, Mobile Commerce Sales Hit $1.35 Trillion

Plus, Stella McCartney will dress Justin Timberlake for his halftime performance at the Super Bowl.
Photo: Imaxtree 

Photo: Imaxtree 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

The CFDA Initiative for Health and Diversity pens pre-NYFW letter defining sexual harassment 
With New York Fashion Week only a few days away, Diane von Furstenberg, who serves as the CFDA's chairman, sent an email to CFDA members that specifically stated what constitutes sexual harassment and encouraged anyone who felt they were a victim of sexual assault to file a police report. "The CFDA firmly believes that everyone in our industry deserves the right to feel safe and respected," she wrote. "We have zero tolerance for unsafe environments and strongly encourage everyone in the fashion industry to report abuse in the workplace." {WWD

Mobile commerce sales hit $1.35 Trillion in 2017 
We really do have the whole world in our hands, and evidently, we're using this power to spend money. According to eMarketer's latest research, mobile commerce increased by almost 59 percent in 2017 and brought in about $1.35 trillion in sales, fueled in part by increased international accessibility to online shopping platforms.  {WWD}

Stella McCartney will dress Justin Timberlake for his halftime performance at the Super Bowl 
Justin Timberlake will bring sexy back to football during the Super Bowl by serving as the halftime headliner. No word yet on whether *NSYNC will reunite on the stage (fingers crossed!), but we do know the singer will sport a custom Stella McCartney suit, a major coup for the British designer, whose menswear line is only a year old.  {WWD}

A sketch of Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Stella McCartney look. Photo: Courtesy of Stella McCartney 

A sketch of Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Stella McCartney look. Photo: Courtesy of Stella McCartney 

Balenciaga's platform Crocs sold out before their official release date 
Remember when Demna Gvasalia thought it would be fun to super-size Crocs for Balenciaga's Spring 2018 collection? Those Pepto-pink water clogs were quickly posted all over social media, but when the platform Croc tide subsided, we turned our attention to other strange fashion objects — or so we thought. Earlier this week, Barneys made the designer Crocs available for pre-order, and the shoes were completely sold out by midday. {Dazed}

How top luxury brands are evolving their handbag strategies to stay relevant and profitable 
Shoppers are more likely to splurge on a designer handbag — a versatile, practical, outfit-making status symbol — than a feather-cuffed tailored suit jacket from a brand's latest ready-to-wear collection. Thus, handbags are major moneymakers for luxury labels and can account for up to 90 percent of their total revenues. Business of Fashion caught up with Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Prada to find out what leather good strategies each brand employs to survive and win at the handbag war. {Business of Fashion}

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Givenchy unveils its Spring 2018 video campaign 
Steven Meisel captured Clare Waight Keller's vision for Givenchy for the label's Spring 2018 campaign video, which takes place in a private mansion in upstate New York. In the one-minute clip (which you can watch below), models clad in luxe, rocker-chic pieces roam the vast halls and staircases of an empty, mirror-filled home. "I wanted the models' attitude to be engaging so I asked them to just be themselves, as they might if they were invited to a party at a friend's home," Keller said in a press statement. "I think that they really capture the spirit of a generation that loves fashion, but most of all they love making it their own." {Fashionista inbox} 

The new merch trend caters to the cultured, upper crusts of society 
The merch trend has been making its way down runways, with items geared toward those with more refined tastes, as opposed to those who simply want to rep their favorite restaurant chains or hip hop stars. And now, established news outlets, such as The New York Times and The New Yorker, as well as highbrow entities like the Museum of Modern Art have emerged as the latest sources for logo-adorned clothes. {Garage}

Narciso Rodriguez re-released his hit dresses to celebrate 20th anniversary
To celebrate his 20th fashion anniversary, Narciso Rodriguez has released a capsule collection filled with his hit dresses from over the years. The collection will be sold exclusively at Barneys — a retailer that's stocked his minimalist eveningwear from the beginning — and will be spotlighted in the store's five windows along Madison Avenue. You can view the re-released styles in the gallery below. {Fashionista inbox}

Gabrielle Union covers the March issue of 'Elle' Canada 
On Friday, Gabrielle Union took to Instagram to unveil her March cover for Elle Canada, which you can see below. On the cover, the actress/author/fashion designer and wife to pro basketball player Dwayne Wade wears a springy, pale lavender top embellished with crystals and feathers. {@gabunion/Instagram}

Photo: @gabunion/Instagram

Photo: @gabunion/Instagram

Bruno Frisoni leaves Roger Vivier 
On Friday, Roger Vivier announced that its creative director Bruno Frisoni will be leaving the company. Frisoni has been with the French house for 16 years, during which he modernized and infused a playful spirit into the decades-old accessories brand. He will present his final collection for the label in Paris on Feb. 27. {Vogue}

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