Must Read: 'GQ' Unveils Its Men (and Woman) of the Year Covers, Revolve Hosted Its Second Annual Awards in Las Vegas

Plus, Need Supply Co. and Totokaelo merge to form new retail group.
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Michael B. Jordan on the cover of "GQ"'s Men of the Year 2018 issue. Photo: Awol Erizku

Michael B. Jordan on the cover of "GQ"'s Men of the Year 2018 issue. Photo: Awol Erizku

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

GQ unveiled its men (and woman) of the year covers 
GQ unveiled its men (and woman) of the year covers on Monday. The group includes a newly minted Hollywood star, a tennis legend, a streetwear obsessed actor-turned-director and the guy who keeps rocking the box office. GQ will release the accompanying text to the covers each day this week, starting with Michael B. Jordan, which you can read here, and ending on Thursday with Serena Williams, which was was written by Virgil Abloh. {GQ

Revolve hosted its second annual awards in Las Vegas
Celebrities and influencers gathered in Las Vegas over the weekend to celebrate Revolve's second annual awards. Fans of the LA-based retailer named Kendall Jenner the "Icon of the Year," and honored Virgil Abloh with the "Innovator of the Year" award. Emily Ratajkowski took home the "Woman of the Year" title and Mimi Cuttrell won "Stylist of the Year." I.AM.GIA was voted "Breakout Brand of the Year," and Revolve regulars Olivia Culpo, Marianna Hewitt and Shay Mitchell also received praise for their work in 2018. {Fashionista inbox} 

Need Supply Co. and Totokaelo merge to form new retail group
Need Supply Co. and Totokaelo are combining into a single company to better compete with the likes of Net-a-Porter, Farfetch and Matchesfashion in the luxury e-commerce space. The new venture, called NSTO, will simplify the relationship between the Indie-luxe retailers who are both backed by Cormack Capital, the investment firm run by Vancouver-based accessories brand Herschel Supply co-founders Jamie and Lyndon Cormack. The founder of Need Supply Co., Christopher Bossola, told Business of Fashion that his first priority for NSTO is expanding the sites' existing retail brands. {Business of Fashion

What's next for Richemont
Richemont is currently under pressure from investors to bring more value to shareholders, but the company has struggled to compete in a market dominated by larger and more diversified rivals, which have focused on accelerating their soft luxury businesses. According to Business of Fashion, analysts predict that the Swiss conglomerate will need to merge with another group — most likely Kering — or a major brand, such as Chanel. {Business of Fashion

Meet the Nanoinfluencers 
The New York Times, which recently spotlighted plantfluencers, is tackling yet another crop of internet-famous people who make money by plugging various brands on their social channels. Meet the nanoinfluencers: a group of people who have as few as 1,000 followers and are willing to advertise products on social media. "Their lack of fame is one of the qualities that make them approachable," writes Sapna Maheshwari. "When they recommend a shampoo or a lotion or a furniture brand on Instagram, their word seems as genuine as advice from a friend." {The New York Times

Retailers see strong commercial potential in Hedi Slimane's Celine collection
Turns out Hedi Slimane may be just what LVMH ordered in terms of making Celine a huge commercial success. WWD spoke with a series of buyers and fashion directors at major retailers, who all see strong commercial potential coming from both his accessories and menswear offerings for the brand. {WWD

John Mayer and Jerry Lorenzo talk the Nike Air Fear of God collab and Kanye West
Complex brought John Mayer and Fear of God's Jerry Lorenzo together for the first time to shoot its cover and to listen to what the two men have to say about life and their upcoming projects. Naturally, Lorenzo brought up his Nike Air Fear of God collaboration, which drops Dec. 15, and Mayer talked about his upcoming album. But the guys also chatted about Kanye West and convergence culture. {Complex

LVMH's chief digital officer on why companies should focus on technology
Wired sat down with Ian Rogers, LVMH's first-ever chief digital officer, to discuss how he's helping the luxury conglomerate embrace the digital age. In the interview, Rogers touched on the importance of elevating technology and how to use data to improve the experience of customers. {Wired

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