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Must Read: Kaia Gerber Fronts 'i-D''s New 'Fashion Rebels' Issue, The Chinese Workers Who Make Designer Bags in Tuscany

Plus, British magazine covers were overwhelmingly white last year.
Kaia Gerber on the cover of "i-D"'s new "Fashion Rebels" issue. Photo: Mario Sorrenti/"i-D"

Kaia Gerber on the cover of "i-D"'s new "Fashion Rebels" issue. Photo: Mario Sorrenti/"i-D"

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday. 

Kaia Gerber fronts i-D's new "Fashion Rebels" issue 
i-D enlisted Kaia Gerber to front its new "Fashion Rebels" issue, dedicated to all the next-gen stars who are boldly carving out their own futures. Shot through a cool black-and-white lens by Mario Sorrenti, the teen supermodel sports dark wash denim and layers of Saint Laurent, all while wearing a light face of makeup and perfectly tousled hair. {i-D

The Chinese workers who make designer bags in Tuscany 
Unbeknownst to many, luxury fashion houses are using inexpensive immigrant labor in Tuscany to manufacture their designer "Made in Italy" bags. In a new piece for The New Yorker, one writer traveled to Prato, the Tuscan industrial zone that boasts the second largest Chinese population of any European city, to learn about the pay and working conditions of these Chinese-owned factories which assemble bags for famous brands like Gucci, Prada and Fendi. {The New Yorker

British magazine covers were overwhelmingly white last year 
The Guardian performed a study on the diversity of British magazine covers in 2017, and its findings reveal that the country's best-selling glossies were overwhelmingly white: Of the 214 covers published by the 19 most popular monthlies, only 20 featured a person of color. The lack of representation was seen across newsstands for women's, men's and children's magazines published in the U.K. {The Guardian

The South African fashion market is ready to rebound
South Africa has recently elected a new president, which brings a renewed sense of hope to the country given that its economy has been on the brink of recession for the last few years. As a result of its poor financial state, numerous international brands stalled expansion into the country, while no new international fashion brands landed in South Africa last year. However, with new government initiatives designed to strengthen and stabilize its economy underway, South Africa's fashion industry — full of local sartorial talents — could be poised for a rebound. {Business of Fashion

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How livestreamed shopping events are driving Chinese customers 
ShopShops, a cross-border e-commerce platform that connects physical retail stores in the U.S. with global consumers, has held around 2,000 live shopping events in China from cities like New York, Los Angeles and Miami since its launch in 2016. The interactive global marketplace is part of a broader shopping boom in China, where livestreamed shopping events — think QVC, but with Birkins — are driving a new generation of luxury shoppers to spend big money. {Glossy

Naomi Campbell reflects on Africa's latest fashion showcase 
Last week, Naomi Campbell traveled to Lagos to attend Arise Fashion Week and BBK, an African music festival. Upon returning, the supermodel reflected on the talent she saw at both events and the power of contemporary Nigerian culture to British Vogue: "I went to an amazing shop, Alara, which is like Colette — and I was so excited by all of the fashion, the music, the culture," Campbell told the London-based magazine. "I'm gonna wear [all those designers] now that I'm home; I felt so comfortable, so easy, so relaxed. I feel like Africa, as a continent, is on the tip of explosion. It's the next destination, and it needs a broader platform." {Vogue UK} 

Adidas teams up with Lean In to encourage gender equality in the workplace
Adidas has partnered with Lean In, the organization founded by Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, on a public awareness campaign calling attention to the gender pay gap. The activewear brand kicked off #20PercentCounts on Tuesday, the first of three campaigns to highlight the fact that women on average are paid 20 percent less than men for doing the same job. This campaign will be promoted at Adidas and Reebok retail stores across the U.S., as well as on their e-commerce sites. {WWD

Aliza Licht came out with a new edition of "Leave Your Mark"
On Tuesday, Aliza Licht, better known as the DKNY PR Girl, debuted a paperback and updated version of her 2015 book "Leave Your Mark." For the new edition, Licht added five new chapters that contain material focusing on entrepreneurship and making a major career change. {Fashionista inbox}  

Chillhouse is launching an editorial site called The Chill Times 
Cyndi Ramirez, the mastermind behind Chillhouse — New York City's coffee shop-meets-nail art bar-meets-massage studio — is launching a new editorial site called "The Chill Times." The site aims to guide readers on a no-B.S. approach to wellness and help them achieve a well-rounded lifestyle via self-care and self-discovery. {Fashionista inbox} 

Cardi B is designing her own line for Fashion Nova
Cardi B is wildly outspoken about her love for Fashion Nova, the fast fashion retailer that sells a wide assortment of butt-loving, boob-showing garments specially designed for a night at the club, having rapped and posted numerous Instagrams praising the brand. Last week, the rapper announced that she was acting on this love by teaming up with the retailer for a Fall 2018 collection. No news yet on the exact release date of the line or what the clothes will look like, but she promised that everything will be affordable. {Bustle

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