Must Read: Millennials Love to Spend Money on Gucci and Louis Vuitton, Retailers See Commercial Potential for Hedi's Celine

Plus, a new book aims to change perceptions of beauty by spotlighting women with facial disfigurements.
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Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images

Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Millennials love to spend money on Gucci and Louis Vuitton 
Millennials have contributed to 85 percent growth in the luxury market last year and will represent 45 percent of total high-end spending by 2025, according to a report by UBS Group AG, which surveyed more than 3,000 consumers across China, Europe and the U.S. The report also found that Gucci and Louis Vuitton are millennials' favorite brands. {Business of Fashion

Retailers see commercial potential for Hedi's Celine
Consumers and editors took to social media over the weekend to share their harsh reviews of Hedi Slimane's debut collection at Celine. But not everyone was disappointed by the new Celine: When WWD asked a series of international retailers to comment on Slimane's offerings for the French fashion house, some buyers at big e-commerce players said they see commercial potential in them. {WWD

A new book aims to change perceptions of beauty by spotlighting women with facial disfigurements 
We praise the runways for finally embracing diversity of skin, shape and age, but there is one group that is still largely excluded from the fashion conversation: people with disabilities. A new book called "Portrait Positive," is aiming to change that by highlighting images of 16 women with facial disfigurements. Shot by the British photographer Rankin, the book will raise fund for Changing Faces, a British-based charity that supports and represents children, young people and adults who have a visible difference to the face, hands or body, whether present from birth or caused by accident, injury, illness or medical episode. {The New York Times

Philophiles gathered in Paris to celebrate Phoebe Philo one last time 
Hours before Hedi Slimane's Celine debut, a few tried-and-true fans gathered in Paris to celebrate Phoebe Philo's era at Céline. The group included a mix of editors, influencers, street style photographers and buyers — all wore head-to-toe Céline. This chic meeting boasted conversations filled with predictions, praise for the designer who was a master at designing sumptuous clothes for women and contemplation on which designers may begin to fill the void left by Philo. {Business of Fashion

Will streetwear's influence over luxury fashion last? 
The lines between luxury and streetwear in fashion have never been so blurred. The rise of sneakers on European runways and Virgil Abloh's appointment at Louis Vuitton pretty much prove that luxury brands are tapping the cultural energy and aesthetics of streetwear to stay relevant in 2018. But now the question is whether this relationship between luxury and streetwear is a surface-level fling, or if luxury brands will continue to embrace the look and business model of street labels in the long-run. {Glossy

Start-ups are using biotechnology to develop a sustainable materials
Humans have been making clothes and shoes from animal products for centuries, but many in the apparel industry are eager for a future in which leather, fur and silk can be grown in labs, instead of harvested from living creatures. This just might be on the path to becoming a reality, thanks to a wave of start-ups who are using biotechnology to develop sustainable and cruelty-free materials, such as lab-grown leather. {Business of Fashion

The RealReal launched a sustainability calculator 
In honor of National Consignment Day, The RealReal announced the launch of its Sustainability Calculator. An official press release said the goal of the calculator is to "create a sound, science-based tool to quantify the positive impact of consignment on the planet." Its first calculation measured the impact of 2.5 million women's clothing items consigned to The RealReal. The results showed the company has offset 65 million car miles in greenhouse gasses and energy since 2012. {Fashionista inbox} 

Repetto debuts first fashion collaboration with Sia
Sia, a pop star known for featuring dance in her music videos and performances, teamed up with French dance and fashion company Repetto for her first-ever capsule collection. The range consists of three iconic Repetto styles — a dance slipper, a ballerina flat and an oxford shoe — all available in a variety of colors and inspired by Sia's mantra "I love you, keep going." You can see a preview from the collection, which will be available to purchase on Feb. 25, below.  {Fashionista inbox} 

Repetto x Sia. Photo: Courtesy of Repetto 

Repetto x Sia. Photo: Courtesy of Repetto 

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