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Must Read: Billy Porter Named Ambassador of New York Fashion Week: Men's, Moncler Grows 'Genius' Project

Plus, Philipp Plein rumored to acquire Roberto Cavalli.
Billy Porter at the 2019 Critics' Choice Awards. Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

Billy Porter at the 2019 Critics' Choice Awards. Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Billy Porter named ambassador of New York Fashion Week: Men's 
The CFDA has selected "Pose" star Billy Porter to serve as its first sole ambassador for New York Fashion: Men's. In this role, Porter will be expected to attend shows and interact with designers and their teams. "I'm really excited to be introduced to all the new designers who I don't know," Porter told WWD. "I find the younger talent to be much more open to experimentation and gender fluidity, which is something that I am really interested in as well." {WWD

Moncler grows 'Genius' project 
Moncler Genius, the Instagram-friendly collaboration initiative that the ski-wear brand debuted last year, has paid off for the company, reportedly earning $15.2 million in equivalent unpaid marketing. For 2019, Moncler will continue to grow its collaborations program by adding Matthew Williams of Alyx and Richard Quinn to its roster of designers. {Business of Fashion

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Philipp Plein rumored to acquire Roberto Cavalli 
The deadline to submit offers for a minority or a majority stake in Roberto Cavalli was set for Jan. 31. A Cavalli board meeting will take place sometime in the next few weeks to evaluate the offers. According to sources, designer Philipp Plein is especially keen to take control of the brand and wants to overhaul it, leaving his own mark on the label. {WWD

Online shopping will never be sustainable 
The majority of things we order online come packaged with plastic ziplock bags — known in the industry as polybags — that are extremely hard to recycle. Although they are made from the exact same material as plastic grocery shopping bags, polybags used in shipping haven't been subject to bans or taxes. Most of this plastic, which amounts to about 8 million tons a year, then ends up the ocean, where it will likely just break down into tiny toxic bits. {Vox

How to declutter your valuable streetwear collection with the KonMari method
Americans love stuff. But thanks to the arrival of Marie Kondo, the Japanese tidying expert, on Netflix, legions of collectors have committed to decluttering or KonMari-ing their lives. In a new piece for Highsnobiety, a sneakerhead shares his journey from hype hoarder to cool minimalist, as he rids himself of a large and valuable streetwear collection using the KonMari method. {Highsnobiety

Elf Cosmetics fined $1 million for violating North Korea sanctions 
The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control said Elf Cosmetics imported 156 shipments of fake eyelash kits from April 2012 to January 2017, valued at $4.4 million, from China-based suppliers that had sourced materials from North Korea. The beauty company said it discovered the problem and reported it after a self-administered audit of third-party suppliers. Now, Elf has agreed to pay about $1 million to settle liabilities stemming from violations of the North Korea Sanctions Regulations. {CNBC} 

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