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Must Read: Karlie Kloss Answers '73 Questions' for 'Vogue,' Allbirds Raises $50 Million in Series C Funding

Plus, Y/Project will show its Fall 2019 menswear collection at Pitti Uomo next year.

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Karlie Kloss gets the "73 Questions" treatment from Vogue
Vogue stopped by Karlie Kloss's Kode With Klossy summer camp HQ in New York City to ask her 73 questions. The supermodel — and newly hired "Project Runway" host and designer — revealed a few details about her recent engagement, her most memorable runway moments, what she would be doing if she wasn't a model and more. {Vogue}

Allbirds raises $50 million in series C funding
San Francisco-based, sustainability-focused footwear startup Allbirds announced its series C funding of $50 million. (The brand's total funding is currently more than $75 million since its launch in 2016.) Allbirds will put its funding toward research and development of sustainable materials, as well as retail expansion in the U.S. and internationally, specifically in Asian markets, next year. Allbirds will launch its e-commerce and brick-and-mortar operations in the U.K. next week with the opening of its first London flagship. {Fashionista inbox}

Y/Project will present its Fall 2019 collection at Pitti Uomo next year
On Thursday, Pitti Uomo announced that Y/Project is one of its guest designers. The Paris-based fashion label will present its Fall 2019 collection at the Italian men's trade show in January, and will not show its menswear line at Paris Fashion Week next season. {Business of Fashion}

Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss is expanding the fashion canon
T Magazine features director and writer Thessaly La Force interviewed Pyer Moss founder and creative director Kerby Jean-Raymond about his role as a prominent independent Black designer in the fashion industry. Jean-Raymond touched upon his Spring 2019 runway show at New York Fashion Week, using his work to represent African-American culture and the line between fashion and activism. {The New York Times Magazine}

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An imminent Sears bankruptcy can possibly cause a major ripple effect in retail
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Rebag launches Rebag Infinity, a new way to purchase and own luxury handbags
Luxury handbag marketplace Rebag launches Rebag Infinity on Thursday. Shoppers can purchase a designer-name bag, carry it for up to six months and exchange it for Rebag Credit worth at least 70 percent of its original purchase price, which can then be put towards a new bag. "Providing a predetermined resale outcome at the time of the initial purchase will influence consumers' buying decisions," says Charles Gorra, founder and CEO of Rebag, in an official statement. "Rebag continues to exist on the cutting edge of the transparent, instantaneous retail process." {Fashionista inbox}

Homepage image: Karlie Kloss at the YouTube cocktail party during Paris Fashion Week. Photo: Victor Boyko/Getty Images

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