Must Read: 'Seventeen' Cuts Print Frequency, Moda Operandi Hires Lisa Aiken and Josh Peskowitz as Fashion Directors

Plus, Gucci adds customizable options to knitwear and outerwear.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.

Seventeen cuts print frequency to a few "special" issues a year 
Hearst will reduce the print frequency of Seventeen next year from its current bimonthly schedule to at most a few issues a year, WWD reports. A spokesperson from Hearst Magazines explained that the brand is moving forward with a "digital-first strategy" but that the magazine will continue to print "special stand-alone issues pegged to news events and key moments in readers' lives." Seventeen will also focus on growing its e-commerce business. {WWD

Moda Operandi hires Lisa Aiken and Josh Peskowitz as fashion directors 
Moda Operandi has hired Lisa Aiken to serve as its women's fashion director and Josh Peskowitz to head up its newly launched menswear business. Aiken comes from YOOX Net-a-Porter Group in London, where she served as the retail fashion director. Peskowitz most recently cofounded Magasin, a men's clothing boutique in California, and previously held top spots in the men's fashion department at Bloomingdale's and Gilt Groupe. {Fashionista inbox} 

Gucci adds customizable options to knitwear and outerwear 
Gucci is now allowing its customers to add their own creative touches to the brand's knitwear, outerwear and tailoring. Shoppers will have the option of giving DIY treatment to biker and bomber leather jackets with the addition of metal studs, rhinestones and hand-painted flowers, as well as adding embroidery and decorative patches to wool crew-neck knits, shawl-collar bombers and cardigans. {British Vogue

Valentino might not be looking to sell
Industry sources are buzzing that Kering and Moncler are looking to buy Valentino from Mayhoola. And while WWD reports that it could be a lucrative sale, Mayhoola does not seem ready to part with its prized asset just yet. {WWD

See every accessory from Virgil Abloh's debut Louis Vuitton collection
Highsnobiety provided us with the full catalogue of accessories from Virgil Abloh's highly anticipated debut Louis Vuitton collection. The expansive range encompasses bags, jewelry, footwear, headwear, eyewear and more, showcasing various prints from the LV archives and new designs. {Highsnobiety

La Roche-Posay developed a wearable device that measures UV exposure 
The future of sun protection lies in the world's first battery-free wearable electronic device that is designed to measure UV exposure. The new MY Skin Track/UV device just launched at select Apple stores and was developed by the French skin-care brand La Roche-Posay. With this tiny device, the brand hopes to give individuals a better understanding of how vulnerable they are to the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays in hopes that they will be more proactive about wearing sunscreen everyday. {Vogue

Lanvin's men's artistic director exits 
Lucas Ossendrijver is leaving his role as men's artistic director at Lanvin, according to a new report by WWD. Ossendrijver has worked at the French fashion house for 13 years; prior to Lanvin, he logged time at both Kenzo and Dior homme. The brand, which has been without a women's designer since the departure of Olivier Lapidus last March, is said to have settled on Bruno Sialelli, the former head of menswear at Loewe, to serve as its new creative lead. {WWD

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