Must Read: H&M's Street Art Lawsuit, Ganni Debuts Denim - Fashionista

Must Read: H&M's Street Art Lawsuit, Ganni Debuts Denim

Plus, Nike's president resigns as reports of inappropriate workplace behavior swirl.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

H&M releases statement about street art lawsuit
H&M is embroiled in a legal dispute with graffiti artist Jason "REVOK" Williams, who sent the company a cease and desist letter after a wall he painted ended up in an H&M ad. While the Swedish retailer initially fired back with a lawsuit claiming that Williams's art work "is the product of criminal conduct" and therefore not protected by law, it later released a statement claiming "It was never our intention to set a precedent concerning public art... As a result, we are withdrawing the complaint filed in court." However, Williams's lawyer claims that H&M is not actually dismissing the lawsuit. {Hypebeast}

Ganni debuts denim
Danish Insta-favorite brand Ganni is debuting its first denim line, created in collaboration with Swedish brand Magniberg. "They have done denim for houses like Acne, Saint Laurent and Givenchy in the past, so they knew what they were doing, and made the collab a lot of fun," Ganni creative director Ditte Reffstrup said in an interview with Vogue UK. {Vogue UK}

Chanel Beauty is coming to Ulta
During Ulta's 2017 Q4 earnings call on Thursday, CEO Mary Dillon announced that the beauty retailer will begin selling Chanel's cosmetics range in a "small number of doors" in 2018. Exact timing remains unclear, as does whether the products will be available on Ulta.com. {Racked}

Nike president resigns amidst workplace misbehavior claims
Nike president Trevor Edwards, who was once thought to be in the running to become the company's CEO, resigned Thursday amidst reports of misbehavior, though according to a Nike spokesperson, "there were no allegations against Edwards." He will be replaced by Elliott Hill, the former president of Nike Geographies. {Business of Fashion}

It's a good time to be a small-scale eyewear specialist
As shoppers search for authenticity and uniqueness small brands that specialize in eyewear are thriving. "A few years ago, more mass brands like Ray-Ban were really hot in the market," Morgenthal Frederics creative director Jeff Press said in an interview with WWD. "I think people are buying differently now and looking for unique product." {WWD}

Carmen Busquets, Livia Firth to co-host sustainability summit in Costa Rica
Eco-fashion activist Livia Firth is partnering with Net-a-Porter investor Carmen Busquets to co-host sustainability summit Omina2018 in Costa Rica this June. So far, the summit's speakers include model Gisele Bündchen and Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia, with more announcements to follow. {Business of Fashion}

Beauty brands are capitalizing on the idea of sleep as luxury
As beauty brands inch more and more into the wellness category, products connected to sleep — whether sleep-aiding oils or wear-while-you-sleep face masks — are becoming more lucrative. "Sleep, and the lack of it, has become a huge wellness category, like food and fitness," said Melisse Gelula of Well+Good in an interview with Glossy. {Glossy}

Mara Hoffman launches inclusive sizing
Ready-to-wear brand Mara Hoffman, known for its sustainable initiatives and colorful prints, announced that it will be launching extended sizing from 14-20 on certain pieces from the Spring 2018 collection in partnership with 11 Honoré. A representative from the brand said that even more inclusive sizing can be expected in the future. {Fashionista inbox}

Stay current on the latest trends, news and people shaping the fashion industry. Sign up for our daily newsletter.