Must Read: Virgil Abloh on Reprogramming Louis Vuitton, Is Diversity at the Beauty Counter Just a Trend?

Plus, Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren dominate the online luxury market.
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Virgil Abloh at the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring 2019 runway show. Photo: Chesnot/WireImage

Virgil Abloh at the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring 2019 runway show. Photo: Chesnot/WireImage

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.

Virgil Abloh on reprogramming Louis Vuitton 
Virgil Abloh "isn't designing clothes as much as he's designing a community," writes Vikram Alexei Kansara for Business of Fashion. Abloh stars on the cover of BoF's latest print edition, and inside the issue, the Off-White founder discusses everything from getting his start in fashion to how he plans to reprogram Louis Vuitton. {Business of Fashion

Is diversity at the beauty counter just a trend? 
Social media has pushed beauty toward inclusivity, but is the era of makeup collections with 40-plus foundation colors and more spokesmodels of color than ever before a real and lasting development or is it merely a trend? According to influential makeup artists, hairstylists and photographers, it's just a start. {The New York Times

Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren dominate luxury brands online
In its annual Luxury Brands Online report, the PMX Agency showed that Michael Kors took the top spot in online luxury market share with a U.S. market share of 15.9 percent, beating Ralph Lauren this year with 13.7 percent. Louis Vuitton captured 11.9 percent, while Coach and Gucci had 11.6 percent and 9.6, respectively. The researchers at the firm also noted that luxury brands are now catering to millennial shopping preferences, which is part of an ongoing transformation of the high-end market. {WWD

More celebrity offspring models make their NYFW debuts
Tuesday night of New York Fashion Week was full of celebrity children: Lourdes Leon, daughter of Madonna, walked the Gypsy Sport runway wearing a beaded shell body-chain bra. Later in the evening, Ellery Harper, the teenage son of Laura Dern with an impressively chiseled face, walked in Calvin Klein wearing tight leather pants — as his mom looked on from the front row. {Vogue

What makes up the wardrobes of women with money 
These days, ladies who lunch are happy to swap floral frocks for yoga pants. But when they do feel like dressing up, they turn to a handful of brands that make clothes that feel special. On the NYFW roster, those labels include: Oscar de la Renta, Gabrielle Hearst, Rosie Assoulin and Rosetta Getty, and in a new piece for Business of Fashion, Lauren Sherman explains why. {Business of Fashion

Devon Windsor says she relates to the hardships women of color face 
In a recent episode of E!'s new docuseries "Model Squad," Devon Windsor said she, a very blonde, thin and white person, has faced adversity. Windsor brought up her "hardships," which included the high cost of highlights and not speaking "Paris" when living abroad, to models of color who were discussing diversity and the discrimination they felt in the industry. {Nylon

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