Must Read: Hedi Slimane Lands $11.5 Million Payout From Saint Laurent, Lawsuit Dropped over Kendall and Kylie Jenner's Tupac Shirts

Plus, Off-White is taking its counterfeiters to court.
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Hedi Slimane. Photo: @lvmh/Instagram

Hedi Slimane. Photo: @lvmh/Instagram

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Hedi Slimane lands $11.5 million from Saint Laurent after legal battle 
During Hedi Slimane's last year at Saint Laurent, Kering paid him less than $1 million — even after the luxury label's sales tripled during his four-year stint as creative director and despite an agreement with the French conglomerate that guaranteed him a 10 million-euro pay each year. According to Business of Fashion, a French court ruled last week that Kering indeed underpaid Slimane and the commercially lauded designer has won $11.5 million from the brand. {Business of Fashion

Lawsuit dropped over Kendall and Kylie Jenner's Tupac shirts
A document filed in court Wednesday states that photographer Michael Miller, who was suing Kendall and Kylie Jenner's fashion label over T-shirts with the late Tupac Shakur's image on them, is being dismissed. The filing did not give any details on a financial settlement, but it did say each party will bear its own legal fees. {Business of Fashion}

Off-White is taking its counterfeiters to court
Off-White is suing more than 160 online merchants operating on the e-commerce platform Wish.com for reportedly selling fake products bearing the brand's signature logo. Virgil Abloh's label is asking for $2 million in damages for each case of infringement and has requested that the site ban the accused merchants from selling their counterfeited goods during preliminary injunction. {Hypebeast}  

How Shanghai Fashion Week is powering past regional rivals in Seoul and Tokyo
Shanghai Fashion Week is giving its regional rivals Seoul and Tokyo a run for their money. The bustling Chinese coastal city is bursting with young sartorial energy that's delivered creative, original and experimental collections. In a piece for Business of Fashion, Susanna Lau explores how designers and customers at the recently-wrapped Shanghai Fashion Week are developing a new way of thinking in Chinese fashion — one that favors individuality. {Business of Fashion}

Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana on the future of their brand 
The Dolce & Gabbana founders refuse to relinquish control of their Italian label until they die. In an interview Thursday, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, said they have rejected all acquisition offers and have instead created a trust to safeguard the future of the brand. {Business of Fashion

Nike's chief human resources officer says company needs more women and minorities in management roles 
Following recent news of inappropriate workplace behavior at Nike Inc., the sportswear giant's chief human resources officer Monique Matheson said the company needs to increase the representation of women and people of color at leadership levels. In an emailed statement to Business of Fashion, Matheson said the company will accelerate the process of representation by launching various "Unconscious Bias training" programs for all managers." {Business of Fashion}

The effect of Trump's China tariffs on "Made in USA" products
American brands that locally produce goods could face higher prices on Chinese-made equipment thanks to President Trump's proposed China tariffs. WWD spoke with Steve Lamar, the executive vice president of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, who said he suspects small U.S. brands that rely on single sources or product lines will fold under the tariffs. "If those lines get hit or if those sales markets dry up because of the cost pressures, they might not be able to withstand it," Lamar said."It could be an event that could wipe out a lot of small businesses." {WWD

How brands are getting serious about business with Instagram
Back in the day, window displays drew customers in from the street, and stores encouraged shoppers to refrain from taking photos of merchandise. Now retailers rely heavily on pictures from Instagram as a way to connect, inspire and transact. According to WWD, Instagram is responsible for driving one in three users to make a purchase after seeing a post on the product, and with 800 million monthly active users, retailers are getting very serious about making their stores more Insta-friendly. {WWD

Glowipedia to launch on glowrecipe.com
On Thursday, Glow Recipe, a curated destination for Korean skin-care products, is going live with its first-ever series of tutorials designed to help you achieve an all-natural glow. Entitled Glowipedia, the videos serve as a glow glossary to define each K-beauty trend. For the first shoot, glow guru Katie Jane Hughes created the three most covetable glows — natural glow, water glow and honey glow — that we always hear about from makeup artists, dermatologists and industry insiders, which you can see on the models below. {Fashionista Inbox} 

A shot from Glowpedia. Photo: Courtesy of Glow Recipe 

A shot from Glowpedia. Photo: Courtesy of Glow Recipe 

Tommy John launches undergarments for women 
After 10 years of perfecting fit, fabric and function in the men's underwear space, Tommy John is debuting its first-ever women's collection, which will include underwear, camisoles and loungewear. The underwear will be available in two fabric iterations, Air and Second Skin. Air comes in three silhouettes and Second Skin comes in four. To announce the launch, Elizabeth Banks directed a campaign video, which you can watch below. {Fashionista Inbox} 

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