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Must Read: Kim Kardashian Reportedly Has an Intimates Line in the Works, Farfetch Launches Start-Up Accelerator Program

Plus, Gucci ArtLab unveiled in Florence.
Photo: @kimkardashian/Instagram

Photo: @kimkardashian/Instagram

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Kim Kardashian reportedly has an intimates line in the works 
The Kardashians just closed the chapter on their Dash stores, but according to TMZ, Kim is gearing up to open a new one with her very own line of intimates and shapewear. Sources say she has been hard at work "developing a new brand that will serve all women," and that she's "teamed up with the same group behind Khloé's successful Good American brand, as well as Frame and MR Porter." Her new line is rumored to debut at the end of the year. {TMZ

Farfetch launches start-up accelerator program
On Friday, Farfetch announced the launch of its new technology accelerator, Dream Assembly. The 12-week program, which is set to begin in September, will take place in Lisbon, Portugal and will offer mentorship, networking opportunities and access to early-stage funding for up to 10 commerce-focused start-ups at a time. The luxury retailer is also partnering with Burberry and the global venture capital firm 500 Startups on the inaugural program. {WWD

Gucci ArtLab unveiled in Florence
Gucci officially unveiled ArtLab, a giant hub of creativity, craftsmanship and sustainable innovation, in Florence on Friday. The building boasts a hand-painted exterior, featuring artwork by young talents who have recently worked with the house. It employs 800 people who will focus on product development and lab testing with in-house prototyping and sampling activity for leather goods, new materials, metal hardware and packaging. {Vogue UK

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Connie Wang visits Kering offices to talk sustainability 
Refinery29's Connie Wang took a trip to Paris to visit the Kering offices and learn about the luxury group's sustainable goals and practices. "Kering is uniquely positioned in the fashion industry to transform consumerism into a circular economy — to make sustainability 'a must-have,' not just a 'nice-to-have,'" writes Wang after meeting with Marie-Claire Daveu, the company's chief sustainability officer. "If the fashion industry is driving itself off a cliff, finding the brakes isn't necessarily the best and only option. Out of all other fashion brands, Kering may be best situated to figure out how to grow the industry a pair of wings." {Refinery29

Kanye West reveals new Adidas Yeezy sample colorways
After almost a year of Twitter silence, Kanye West has made a rather loud comeback: The rapper and designer hasn't shut up since rejoining the social platform on Sunday, but he has made some important announcements and been rather generous about handing out top-secret information. On Thursday, he posted images of unreleased Yeezy footwear, such as the Adidas Yeezy 500 as well as the popular Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2, in a full rainbow palette of colors. Welcome to Yeezy season! {@kanyewest/Twitter} 

How Charlotte Russe avoided bankruptcy 
Since its peak back in the heyday of malls, Charlotte Russe has been in a downward spiral since 2009, picking up millions of debt and nearing bankruptcy. In a new Business of Fashion piece, the company's chief executive Jenny Ming reveals how she secured a lifeline and devised a turnaround plan to save the teen retailer from extinction. {Business of Fashion

What role will beauty play as drugstores become more health-care-centric?
Drugstores such as CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid have been increasingly focused on promoting messages of wellness and health of late. So what does this evolution mean for their storied beauty aisles that once brimmed with $4 mascaras and $7 lipsticks? As drugstores evolve into clinics, posits WWD, beauty brands with a health-care positioning, especially skin care, will likely reign supreme. {WWD

Beyoncé made Beychella merch 
Many of us weren't fortunate enough to watch Beyoncé's history-making Coachella performance IRL, so Queen Bey decided to bring her grand desert showcase to us in the form of Nefertiti-printed hoodies and tees. You can pick up your Beychella merch here. {Essence

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