Must Read: Gucci Accused of Cultural Appropriation Once Again, Jennifer Lawrence Covers the March Issue of 'Vanity Fair'

Plus, launches "VogueWorld 100."
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Plus, launches "VogueWorld 100."
A look from Gucci's Fall 2018 show. Photo: Imaxtree 

A look from Gucci's Fall 2018 show. Photo: Imaxtree 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday. 

Gucci accused of cultural appropriation once again 
Gucci's Fall 2018 collection made its runway debut last week and was met with criticism for its use of a Sikh-like turban (pictured above). In an op-ed for Business of Fashion, trend forecaster and cultural strategist Anu Lingala argues that the heated cultural appropriation debate that pops up every season can be avoided by having creatives and academics work together to understand each other and to create a dialogue across cultures. {Business of Fashion}

Jennifer Lawrence covers the March issue of Vanity Fair
Jennifer Lawrence, who stars in the new film "Red Sparrow," appears on the cover of Vanity Fair's March 2018 issue — the first under the publication's new editor-in-chief Radhika Jones. The cover image is a close-up of Lawrence, gazing to the right of the camera with gently parted lips and a beam of sunlight illuminating one side of her face. Despite striking a slight resemblance to another magazine cover, the ray of light represents the act of moving on and starting new chapters in life, which the actress discusses inside the issue. {Vanity Fair}

Jennifer Lawrence on the March cover of "Vanity Fair"." Photo: Inez & Vinoodh

Jennifer Lawrence on the March cover of "Vanity Fair"." Photo: Inez & Vinoodh launches "VogueWorld 100"
On Tuesday, debuted a new project entitled "VogueWorld 100," which is a curated list of actors, artists, musicians, athletes, stylists, activists, chefs, choreographers, videographers, beauty fanatics and more from around the globe. The project, which is headed by visual editor Samantha Adler, will enlist these inspirational and diverse creatives to produce exclusive images and videos that tell their unique stories. {Vogue

What luxury labels will Kering and LVMH acquire next? 
After trimming the fat and streamlining its luxury portfolios, Kering, LVMH and Richemont have regained an appetite for acquisitions. Which labels will these luxury conglomerates pick up next? Business of Fashion explores the options and the industry impact they'd likely have. {Business of Fashion}

Fashion retailers are partnering with fintech startups to provide alternative payment options
Young shoppers demand innovation and are more wary of credit card debt than previous generations. Therefore, retailers are beginning to partner with fintech startups that are designed to give shoppers greater flexibility around e-commerce payments, while also providing interest-free payment solutions. Hence, there's been a rise in "Buy Now, Pay Later" and in interest-free, pay-in-installments options offered by smaller direct-to-consumer brands and much larger retailers like Topshop and Asos. {Business of Fahsion

Yasmin Sewell on the changes she's bringing to Farfetch  
Glossy sat down with Yasmin Sewell, the vice president of creative at Farfetch, to discuss her role in transforming the global e-commerce site into a taste-making force in the industry. In the interview, Sewell talks using her sartorial instinct over crunching numbers, overseeing a full website relaunch and how a singular brand vision can come out of a multi-brand marketplace. {Digiday}

Jacquemus is launching a men's line
After weeks of teasing us on social media with the hashtag #newjob, Simon Porte Jacquemus has revealed what his new role will be: The designer is launching his own menswear line under his existing label. Jacquemus unveiled the news Monday night, alongside his Fall 2018 presentation in Paris. He will present his first men's collection at Paris Fashion Week in June. {Business of Fashion}

How cryptocurrency and streetwear are intersecting
A number of Bitcoin millionaires are dropping their crypto riches on streetwear, which is in turn goading more retailers into accept the digital assets. GQ dives into the Bitcoin boom that's transformed teens into crypto millionaires who are choosing to show their wealth via the accumulation of Supreme and Yeezys. In other words, streetwear has become a status symbol for the nouveau crypto rich and retailers are taking notice. {GQ}

MAC Cosmetics collaborates with Nicola Formichetti 
Another day, another MAC Cosmetics makeup launch. On Tuesday, the beauty brand announced its collaboration with designer Nicola FormichettiDiesel's former artistic director and creator of the streetwear label Nicopanda — for a panda-imprinted makeup line. The range will feature an assortment of playful pastel eye and cheek palettes, as well as graphic false lashes, sparkly blushes, brushes and bold lipsticks. While you wait for the official MAC x Nicopanda drop on Apr. 5, you can preview the makeup line in the gallery below. {Fashionista Inbox} 

Alexander Wang to release latest Adidas Originals capsule 
On Mar. 3, Alexander Wang and Adidas Originals are releasing a six-piece capsule collection that will consist of re-imagined Adidas hero styles. Wang has reworked the classic Adidas track jacket and tennis shorts, while also adding twists to sporty staples — he's transformed the track pant into a full-length skirt. You can view the capsule's reworked styles in the gallery below. {Fashionista Inbox} 

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