Must Read: When Will Plus-Size Women Be Fully Integrated Into the Fashion System? Hedi Slimane Debuts Celine's Summer 2019 Menswear Campaign

Plus, Jane Fonda has an activewear line in the works.
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A look from Chromat's Spring 2019 runway show. Photo: Imaxtree 

A look from Chromat's Spring 2019 runway show. Photo: Imaxtree 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.

When will plus-size women be fully integrated into the fashion system?
"Fashion, by its nature, reaches for extremes," Robin Givhan writes for The Washington Post. "As a result, it has always made size inclusivity so much more of an event than it ever needed to be. It has politicized, weaponized and fetishized fat." In the piece, Givhan meditates on how fashion struggles to speak to plus-size customers in a way that feels both inclusive and authentic. "Now, as waiflike models are replaced with Rubenesque ones, can plus-size fashion be freed from the burdens of identity politics and cultural prejudices — to simply exist as clothes and not statements?" she continues. "When will a plus-size model get to stop representing diversity and simply be part of the pack? Does every plus-size model really slay?" {The Washington Post

Hedi Slimane debuts Celine's Summer 2019 menswear campaign
Hedi Slimane's unveiled his first menswear campaign for Celine a week after the news broke that the house will join the men's fashion calendar in Paris. The three-minute long animated campaign highlights Slimane's skinny suiting and features images photographed by the designer himself set to the soundtrack of French synth-pop duo, Ruth. You can watch the full Summer 2019 menswear campaign below. {British Vogue

Jane Fonda has an activewear line in the works
Jane Fonda, the 80-year-old Hollywood eminence who spent a large chunk of her life endorsing aerobic exercise, is coming out with a lifestyle brand geared toward women over 50. Fonda partnered with Evine Live Inc., a multiplatform interactive video and digital commerce company, on her new venture, which will encompass activewear, athleisure options, health and nutrition products and fitness equipment. The price points and styles have not yet been finalized, but the line is set to launch in the spring. {WWD

CEOs face uncertainty at struggling brands 
Shareholders and boards are increasing the pressure on CEOs for quicker turnarounds at brands struggling to find success in an economy where consumer spending is at an all-time high. This has set off a series of short-tenured CEOs at floundering labels, such as J. Crew, Victoria's Secret, Ralph Lauren and Tory Burch. {WWD

How Adidas plans to reinvent Reebok
Adidas acquired Reebok in 2005, hoping to use the brand to boost its presence in America; instead, Reebok sales slumped. So when Adidas appointed a new CEO in 2016, the company began a four-year turnaround plan, aiming to make Reebok profitable again. To accomplish this, the company closed more than 100 stores and cut staff. Reebok headquarters moved to Boston to attract more tech talent, which was part of a company-wide makeover aimed at infusing a startup mentality into the 60-year-old label. The sportswear giant also looked to its '90s archive to find marketable styles and shifted its focus on improving its products for women. {Business of Fashion

LVMH carbon fund reaches 2018 objective
LVMH said it has reached this year's carbon fund objective and had reduced emission by the amount typically generated by 1,600 European households annually. To hit its goal, the luxury giant spent 11.3 million euros to fund projects linked to stores and energy efficiency. In particular, the company focused on lighting, insulation and more efficient air conditioning and heating systems, mostly in Europe. {WWD

Patagonia will donate $10 million it saved from tax cuts to environmental groups
Continuing its history of charitable endeavors, Patagonia is taking money the company saved from the 2017 federal tax cuts and giving it to groups committed to finding solutions to the climate crisis. "We have always funded grassroots activism, and this $10 million will be on top of our ongoing 1 percent for the Planet giving," Patagonia's founder Yvon Chouinard said in an official press statement. "It will go a long way toward funding grassroots groups; including those dedicated to regenerative organic agriculture, which may be our greatest hope for reversing the damage done to our overheated planet." {Fashionista inbox} 

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