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Must Read: Coach to Drop Fur by Fall 2019, Rachel Bloom Stars on 'Allure''s Musical Digital Cover

Plus, Phoebe Philo-designed Celine bags and clothes have spiked in popularity.
A look from Coach's Fall 2018 collection. Photo: Imaxtree 

A look from Coach's Fall 2018 collection. Photo: Imaxtree 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Coach to drop fur by Fall 2019
Coach is the latest brand to pledge to drop fur: The Tapestry-owned brand announced Monday that it will phase real fur out completely by the debut of the Fall 2019 collection. "Coach has been committed to advancing sustainable practices for many years, with the introduction of our corporate responsibility goals in 2015," said Joshua Schulman, president and CEO of Coach in an official statement. "Back then, we laid the groundwork for prioritizing social and environmental initiatives. The decision to go fur-free is a truly meaningful milestone for the brand." {Fashionsta inbox} 

Rachel Bloom stars on Allure's first-ever musical digital cover 
Rachel Bloom, the multi-talented creator and lead of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," stars on Allure's first-ever musical digital cover (see below). To accompany the cover, Bloom spoke with Digital Deputy Director Sam Escobar about everything from sexist beauty standards to tackling mental illness in her work, and also wrote and performed an original song that exposes some of the misconceptions surrounding cover shoots, which you can watch here. {Allure

Rachel Bloom on the fall digital cover of "Allure." Photo: Daria Kobayashi Ritch for Allure

Rachel Bloom on the fall digital cover of "Allure." Photo: Daria Kobayashi Ritch for Allure

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Phoebe Philo-designed Celine bags and clothes have spiked in resale popularity 
Not everyone was pleased with Hedi Slimane's debut collection for Celine. Those that were not in favor of his subversive party girl frocks have taken their frustration out on their wallets by lining up to purchase Phoebe Philo-era bags and garb from luxury resale sites. According to The RealReal, in the weekend directly following Slimane's first show, searches for Celine increased 52 percent. In the same time frame, visits to Celine pages on Vestiaire Collective increased by a whopping 275 percent while the number of Celine products sold increased by 43 percent compared to the same time last year. {Business of Fashion

Condé Nast Italia launches agency focused on promoting influencers
Almost a year after Condé Nast Italia developed a social academy to train and certify a new generation of influencers, the publishing company is launching an agency focused on promoting influencers. The Social Talent Agency has enrolled 27 Italian and international personalities picked from various categories including fashion, modeling, beauty, sport, travel and automotive. {WWD

The rise of vegan makeup 
The ubiquity of vegan diets has infiltrated the beauty market, and now the industry is having a plant-based awakening. There are a series of companies in both the natural and mainstream beauty spaces that are running to reformulate old products containing animal byproducts like lanolin or beeswax, or to remarket existing vegan formulas with more in-your-face vegan branding. {WWD

H&M wants to reinvent its fast fashion image
H&M sales have stagnated over the past few years, and its profits are on a steady decline. In order to turn things around, the Swedish retailer has rolled out a series of new initiatives. such as a new concept shop in Stockholm and a sustainable collection made using recycled materials, in hopes that it can slow its fast fashion image down. {Glossy

Condé Nast's pivot to video has paid off so far
Condé Nast is seeing early returns after building out its video production capabilities and purchasing large quantities of data to analyze for advertisers. Condé Nast's chief revenue and marketing officer Pamela Drucker Mann told Business of Fashion that it's video audience is now robust enough to put it in competition with television companies, like NBC and CBS, for online advertising dollars and that she hopes to shift the publishing giant back to profitability by 2020. {Business of Fashion

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