Must Read: Carine Roitfeld Dedicates Cover of 'CR Fashion Book' to UNICEF, The Mental Health Impact of Selfie Filters

Plus, stock in Crocs is a better investment than Bitcoin.
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Halima Aden on the cover of "CR Fashion Book" 13. Photo: Pieter Hugo

Halima Aden on the cover of "CR Fashion Book" 13. Photo: Pieter Hugo

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Carine Roitfeld dedicates cover of CR Fashion Book to UNICEF
Carine Roitfeld set out to celebrate UNICEF for CR Fashion Book's 13th issue by enlisting Gigi Hadid, whose father is a refugee, and Halima Aden, who herself is a refugee, to star on two separate covers. On each cover, the models wear UNICEF T-shirts styled under utility-style Calvin Klein jackets. Hadid and Aden have also created a new CrowdRise fund to raise money for the organization. {WWD

Gigi Hadid on the cover of "CR Fashion Book" 13. Photo: Pieter Hugo

Gigi Hadid on the cover of "CR Fashion Book" 13. Photo: Pieter Hugo

The mental health impact of selfie filters 
While a filter may seem like a harmless way to trick the world into thinking you've never battled a pimple, selfie-enhancing apps like Instagram, Snapchat and FaceTune are starting to take a toll on users' mental health. Some people love selfie filters so much that they're going to plastic surgeons and asking for cosmetic procedures that'll make them look like a software-edited version of themselves. Doctors are calling this phenomenon "Snapchat dysmorphia," because it's a form of the body dysmorphic disorder. {Engadget

Stock in Crocs is a better investment than Bitcoin 
Crocs are a big business. In fact, investing in the rubber clogs — beloved by both comfort-seeking dads and Demna Gvasalia alike — could earn you a pretty penny down the road. According to recent statistics, fashion's most ridiculed footwear is a more valuable year-long investment than Bitcoin. {Dazed

Threads raises $20 million to build out its shopping experience on messaging apps 
London-based luxury shopping service Threads, which does all of its business over social media, has raised $20 million in funding, led by fashion and millennial-focused fund C Ventures. The company will use the new funding to hire more stylists, engineers and creative staff to grow its business. {TechCrunch

Global luxury brands expand into China's smaller cities
Many of China's millennials are choosing to remain in the country's outlying provinces, as industrialization and urbanization have made larger cities like Beijing and Shanghai more expensive places to live. And since luxury labels love to chase millennial buyers, brands from Prada to LVMH are opening stores in these smaller and less developed cities in China. {Business of Fashion

How teen consulting firms are teaching brands what it means to be young 
There's a new wave of marketing firms that aim to teach brands, companies and nonprofits how to speak to young people without pandering to them. The New York Times caught up with JÜV Consulting, a marketing firm staffed entirely by young people who range in age from 14 to 22, and which counts big-names like Viacom and Edelman as clients. {The New York Times}

Kanye West debuts Virgil Abloh's first Louis Vuitton suiting at 2Chainz's wedding
Over the weekend, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attended 2Chainz's wedding in two shades of green: Kardashian in a lime dress and West in a Virgil Abloh-designed monogrammed and mint-colored Louis Vuitton suit. Naturally, West paired with the suit with grey Yeezy slides and socks. {Dazed

Cathy Horyn on the Birkenstock comeback 
In the fall fashion issue of New York Magazine, Cathy Horyn and photographer Juergen Teller took a trip to Germany to tour the Birkenstock factory and explore their unlikely rise. {The Cut

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