Must Read: Comme Des Garçons Launches New Internet-Driven Line, Y/Project's Glenn Martens Is Reportedly Designing for Diesel Red Tag - Fashionista

Must Read: Comme Des Garçons Launches New Internet-Driven Line, Y/Project's Glenn Martens Is Reportedly Designing for Diesel Red Tag

Plus, Nordstrom extends size range in stores and online.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.

Comme des Garçons launches new internet-driven line
The Comme des Garçons empire is sprouting another arm: The brand is launching CDG, an internet-driven line beginning with a logo-centric capsule, titled "Breaking News," that will release globally on May 17. In a new interview with WWD, Comme des Garçons chief executive officer Adrian Joffe described the capsule as a "three-dimensional press release for the new CDG brand." The full CDG collection will arrive on Jul. 20 and include hats, scarves, tees, sweatshirts, hoodies, coach jackets, bomber jackets, pants, long staff coats and sneakers, mostly printed with the CDG "airline" logo. {WWD

Y/Project's Glenn Martens is reportedly designing for Diesel Red Tag
Diesel Red Tag, a capsule project first launched in March in Paris under the design direction of Shayne Oliver, will show its second collection in Milan during Men's Fashion Week under the creative direction of, well, someone else. According to WWD, the brand has taken a particular interest in Belgian designer Glenn Martens, who serves as the creative director of the buzzy, Paris-based Y/Project label; sources say it will be Martens who will conceive the second Red Tag capsule. {WWD

Nordstrom extends size range in stores and online 
Nordstrom is ramping up its inclusivity efforts by offering extended sizing in 30 stores, as well as online. The retailer will now have more 0s, 2s, 14s, 16s and 18s across multiple categories, including denim, dresses, swimwear, activewear and lingerie. In a statement, Nordstrom said it will highlight extended sizes in the participating stores with new signage and mannequins, stressing that the goal is not to eliminate plus-size or petite departments, but to work toward "filling the gaps in sizes and integrating all sizes together for a more size inclusive shopping experience." {WWD

Remembering Tom Wolfe and his signature white suits
Tom Wolfe, who passed away on Monday at age 88, left behind a legacy that encompasses far more than just a series of provocative fiction and nonfiction works; he also had an iconic uniform of white suits that made him the "ultimate peacock." Wolfe's suits didn't make him look cool, but "cool is overrated," writes Robin Givhan in a piece about the genius of Wolfe's suits. "People recognize cool when they see it, but once it's witnessed and documented, it's finished. To be cool is to be part of an era or a movement. But Wolfe surpassed his times. He stood apart. He was singular." {The Washington Post

Brands will have to get creative if they want to dress Meghan Markle 
Practically overnight, Meghan Markle has become one of the most powerful influencers in the world. Any brand she wears, sees immediate and generous sales. Mackage — the Canadian brand Markle has worn on more than one occasion — had a pre-existing relationship with Markle and dressed her before she was basically a princess, and Markle has continued to wear the label's coats as she mingled with Prince Harry and went on highly-photographed royal outings. But brands that have never had any sort of relationship with Markle will have to get creative in order to get their goods on her in the future. {Business of Fashion

Tom Ford isn't happy about Amal Clooney's last-minute outfit change for the Met Gala 
Amal Clooney was supposed to wear a custom Tom Ford gown to the Met Gala, but hours before the event, she changed her mind and showed up in a bustier getup by British designer Richard Quinn. According to Page Six, her last-minute decision infuriated "powerful fashion forces at Vogue and designer Tom Ford's team" after his atelier had spent weeks working on the abandoned look. But the drama continued, because Ford's fashion house had hoped that if Clooney didn't wear the dress, that it could make another A-list red carpet appearance — but Clooney ignored their request and changed into the Tom Ford dress once inside the camera-free affair. {Page Six

Nike, Burberry, Stella McCartney and more join Make Fashion Circular initiative
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation announced a new initiative on Wednesday at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit to advance the circular economy. The Make Fashion Circular project is comprised of a range of major brands committing to business models that keep clothes in use so they don't end up as waste, relying on materials that are safely renewable and looking for ways to turn used clothes into new ones. {Fashionista inbox}

Grace Coddington to host her own talk show
Grace Coddington is getting her own six-episode talk show, called "Face To Grace," which will debut in September 2018 on Made to Measure, IMG's streaming fashion channel. Her first guests will include Louis Vuitton's Nicolas Ghesquière and Ansel Elgort. {Business of Fashion

Cosmopolitan's new digital director wants to set a fresh tone for the website
We have a preconceived notion of what content to expect on Cosmopolitan.com: There's bound to be something about sex, something about glitter eyelids and perhaps something about a hair removal DIY. But Jessica Pels, the newly-appointed digital director at Cosmopolitan.com, has a new agenda for the site. In an interview with Business of Fashion, Pels outlined her goals for Cosmopolitan.com, which include ramping up the site's focus on beauty, fashion, cultural and political content. {Business of Fashion

Why teachers strike in red
Teachers around the country are on strike demanding fair pay, and most are turning up to protest in a bold crimson color. Racked took a deep dive into this sea of red to learn that "wearing the same color signals solidarity and makes a bigger visual impact than marching workers who aren't color-coordinated," and that this loud hue has a particular significance for educators. {Racked

Ferragamo debuts Paul Andrew's first signature bag
On Wednesday, Salvatore Ferragamo unveiled the Studio Bag, the first signature handbag launched since the appointment of Paul Andrew as women's creative director. According to the press statement, the bag "has been meticulously designed as elegant equipment that enables the modern woman to live her life to the fullest." The bag — which, you can see below — comes in three sizes and in a wide assortment of colors. {Fashionista inbox} 

Salvatore Ferragamo's Studio Bag. Photo: Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo 

Salvatore Ferragamo's Studio Bag. Photo: Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo 

Go inside Gucci's new Soho store 
Following the recent unveiling of Gucci's new flagship store in Soho, the brand provided an up-close look at its 10,000-square-foot space via an immersive video, which you can watch below. In addition to seeing the expansive range of both men's and women's ready-to-wear collections, the video also captures the store's stunning assortment of furniture, shoes, bags, jewelry and more. {Fashionista inbox} 

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