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Must Read: Kering Is Poised to Make Alexander McQueen Its Next Star, New York Fashion Week Royalty Return

Plus, Louise Trotter steps down as creative director of Joseph.
Looks from Alexander McQueen's Spring 2018 collection. Photo: Francois G. Durand/WireImage

Looks from Alexander McQueen's Spring 2018 collection. Photo: Francois G. Durand/WireImage

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Kering is poised to make Alexander McQueen its next star 
During a webcast earnings presentation Thursday, Kering shared its record-breaking profits and said Alexander McQueen is the next brand to watch. According to Jean-François Palus, group managing director of the French conglomerate, McQueen is "following in the footsteps of Balenciaga," one of Kering's cash-cow labels. {WWD

New York Fashion Week royalty return
This week, the CFDA announced that Rodarte and Proenza Schouler are officially back on the NYFW schedule. Their homecoming marks a win for the CFDA, which lost numerous high-profile American designers to Paris in recent years. But more importantly, their return has given Steven Kolb something to smile about. {Business of Fashion

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Louise Trotter steps down as creative director of Joseph 
Louise Trotter is stepping down as creative director of Joseph after nine years at the British label. Hirosuke Takagi, chief executive officer of the brand, told WWD that Trotter had decided to leave, having made "a significant contribution to the brand, in particular our international expansion, the launch of men's wear and, most recently, accessories." Her replacement has not yet been named. {WWD

Meet the 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists
Vogue caught up with the 10 up-and-coming designers who were just named CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists to talk about their dream clients, design icons and inspirations outside of fashion. From idolizing Ruth Bader Ginsberg to wanting to dress Woody Harrelson, get to know the 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund talents here. {Vogue

Retailers and brands bank on interiors
In an age where every cheese plate and insignificant piece of avocado toast is documented, luxury fashion consumers have become just as concerned with their plates and table dressings as they are with their handbags. As such, the home category is heating up, with high-end retailers including Moda Operandi and Matchesfashion launching into homeware. {WWD

How the new generation of beauty startups are changing the way we shop
There's a new wave of small, direct-to-consumer beauty brands that are gaining attention by both tapping into niche areas and quickly and affordably addressing consumer needs. In a new piece for Business of Fashion, Kati Chitrakorn spotlights six beauty disrupters working to reinvent the way we consume beauty. {Business of Fashion

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