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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.
Photo: @doverstreetmarketlondon/Instagram

Photo: @doverstreetmarketlondon/Instagram

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

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Ferragamo debuts Paul Andrew's first signature bag
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Salvatore Ferragamo's Studio Bag. Photo: Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo 

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

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