Must Read: Chanel to Launch Swim and Ski Collections, Supreme to Collaborate with Nan Goldin - Fashionista

Must Read: Chanel to Launch Swim and Ski Collections, Supreme to Collaborate with Nan Goldin

Plus, Real Housewife Erika Girardi temps at "Vogue."
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Looks from the Chanel 2017 resort collection. Photo: Thomas Concordia/WireImage

Looks from the Chanel 2017 resort collection. Photo: Thomas Concordia/WireImage

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Chanel to launch swim and ski capsule collections
Karl Lagerfeld continues to amaze us with his inability to slow down: On Monday, Chanel announced that it is launching Coco Neige, a ski line, and Coco Beach, a swimwear line, designed by Lagerfeld for those who summer in Saint-Tropez and cool off in Courchevel. The swimwear capsule will include an assortment of bikini's, beach cover-ups, bags and espadrilles, which will hit select stores in June. Coco Neige will be available for purchase in July and August and will contain a range of tweed-trimmed down jackets, shearling boots and nylon ski pants. {WWD}

Supreme to collaborate with Nan Goldin
Supreme is known for its extensive list of collaborations, and on Monday, the cult skate brand revealed that it is teaming up with Nan Goldin, an American photographer known for her candid portraits that document herself and those closest to her in the LGBTQ community. For the collection, which hits stores on March 29, Goldin's archival prints will be pasted on Supreme hoodies, tees and skateboards. {Dazed}

Real Housewife Erika Girardi temps at Vogue
In this nine-minute video, a Fendi-clad Erika Girardi from "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" spends the day in the Vogue offices sharpening pencils, making lunch for Anna Wintour and picking out the week's best dressed, all while promoting her new memoir, "Pretty Mess." Vogue captured her entire day — which was filled with outfit changes and meetings with her creative director and glam squad, which you can watch here. {Vogue}

What magazine covers should look like in the digital age
"Vanity Fair's new cover is the opposite of male-gaze-oriented sex appeal that has traditionally covered the magazine and still dictates the look and casting choices of so many glossies," writes Amy Odell for Business of Fashion. The former Cosmopolitan website director is referring to the April cover, which stars Lena Waithe wearing an unglamorous white crew neck T-shirt. Odell uses this cover to argue that, in our present digital age, driving online engagement is more important than newsstand sales for a magazine. {Business of Fashion}

Model Alliance founder outlines initiatives to promote fair treatment and equal opportunity
Since its launch in 2012, the Model Alliance has been working to promote fair treatment and equal opportunity in the fashion industry. The organization recently ramped up its efforts by introducing bills, such as the Models' Harassment Protection Act, and it's also been working closely with industry stakeholders on a new initiative  that founder Sara Ziff said is "founded on the understanding that, in order to achieve meaningful and lasting improvements, human rights protections in supply chains must be worker-driven, enforcement focused, and based on legally binding commitments that assign responsibility for improving working conditions to the global corporations at the top of supply chains." {WWD}

Harley Viera-Newton collaborates with Champion on an athleisure line
On Monday, Urban Outfitters started selling a cheery-patterned athleisure line designed by Harley Viera-Newton in collaboration with Champion. For HVN x Champion, the model, DJ and designer combined her sweet, girly prints — think cherries, gingham and sweet pastels — with Champion's nostalgic gym wear. {Vogue}

Fendi to debut FF capsule collection
As of late, Fendi's been winning the logo arms race with its classic double-F Zucca print spotted on everyone from Kim Kardashian to Hailey Baldwin. So to further capitalize on its major logo moment, the luxury label is launching an FF logo capsule collection with Net-a-Porter on May 14. The collection will feature a range of parkas, hoodies, sneakers and accessories decorated with an archival squared version of its logo that dates back to 1974. {WWD}

Nike rated "most valuable" apparel brand 
Global sports giant Nike has been named the world's "most valuable" apparel brand by London-based valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance. According to the official report released by the company, a brand's value is equal to a net economic benefit that a brand owner would achieve by licensing the brand. Nike earned the top spot for its second year in a row and it's closely followed by fast fashion retailers H&M and Zara. {Hypebae}

How Western brands are missing the mark with Chinese consumers
China presents a great opportunity for retailers because its population now has better living standards, meaning their focus is shifting from satisfying basic needs to pursuing a higher quality of life. And yet popular Western brands are often failing to appeal to Chinese consumers, so what gives? The South China Morning Post explores how international fashion brands have struggled to reach the Chinese market because they have not learned how to cater to Chinese shoppers. {South China Morning Post}

Bustle Digital Group acquires The Zoe Report 
In December, The Zoe Report was hit with significant editorial layoffs after the company reportedly failed to secure outside investments. But it seems things will start looking up for the fashion website, because on Monday, it was announced that Bustle Digital Group is acquiring The Zoe Report from Rachel Zoe, Inc. The Zoe Report will join Bustle, Romper and Elite Daily as the fourth major brand in the Bustle Digital Group family, which currently reaches 80 million unique visitors per month, but the site will continue under its own masthead with founder Rachel Zoe remaining in an active role as Founder and Editor-at-Large. {Fashionista Inbox} 

A bare-faced Christina Aguilera covers Paper 
Christina Aguilera goes makeup-free on Paper's latest cover, which you can see below. The minimalist, close-up cover, shot by Zoey Grossman, and accompanying interview, by Marie Lodi, document the singer's transformation from that of a cheeky chaps-wearing pop star to a confident, sleekly styled mom. {Paper  

Christina Aguilera on the cover of 'Paper.' Photo: Zoey Grossman

Christina Aguilera on the cover of 'Paper.' Photo: Zoey Grossman

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