Must Read: Can Faceless Designers Succeed in the Insta-Era?, The Retail Apocalypse Resumes

Plus, childlike fashions are trending among aging millennials.
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Karlie Kloss, Virgil Abloh and Gigi Hadid at the launch of Evian and Virgil Abloh's limited-edition "One Drop can make a Rainbow" during Paris Fashion Week. Photo: Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images for EVIAN

Karlie Kloss, Virgil Abloh and Gigi Hadid at the launch of Evian and Virgil Abloh's limited-edition "One Drop can make a Rainbow" during Paris Fashion Week. Photo: Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images for EVIAN

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Can faceless designers succeed in the Insta-era? 
In the age of social media, designers who prefer to be behind-the-scenes might be missing out on a world of opportunity. "Today's fashion system rewards those who have a creative vision that translates beyond the runway," writes Booth Moore for WWD.  Designers can no longer hide behind their well-executed designs; now, they must spotlight themselves and their ideas in a way that excites a content-driven audience. {WWD

The retail apocalypse resumes
This is a big week for retail: The Shops at Hudson Yards, Manhattan's highly-anticipated $28 billion retail project, opens on Friday, and the U.K. Parliament will hold a second vote over Prime Minister Theresa May's revised deal to exit the European Union on Tuesday. Plus, more retail earnings will come out this week, which means we can expect the flow of shutdown announcements to continue. Business of Fashion broke down what we can expect in the week to come, from Brexit's surprising upside for retailers and what chains will shrink their retail operations next. {Business of Fashion

Childlike fashions are trending among aging millennials 
Sparkly shoes, pastel hair clips, beaded mini-bags and camp-like friendship bracelets are just a few of the nostalgia-tinged accessories trending among millennials right now. As this demographic ages into full-fledged adulthood — think babies and mortgages – these childlike purchases offer a welcome escape to a time before pressures of work, social media and both economic and cultural uncertainty. "We are all suffering from mental exhaustion from technology and other focuses around us," said accessories designer Susan Korn to WWD. "Things used to be simple and fun and about being present. I think we're longing for simpler times and I think most people do look toward childhood for joy." {WWD

How to build a sustainable brand 
In the past, companies have refrained from talking about sustainability, for fear that they could become targets for activists by revealing their supply chains' inner workings, or face a backlash if they over promise and under deliver. But that's all starting to change as brands increasingly see benefits in communicating their efforts to consumers. So how do clothing companies go about cleaning up their act? Sarah Kent, Business of Fashion's resident sustainability expert, weighs in. {Business of Fashion

Behind the new and improved "Project Runway" 
"Project Runway" returns to Bravo this Thursday for its 17th season. With a different cast, a new set of challenges designed to test the contestants' understanding of the business and new prizes that include a mentorship with the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Bravo hopes the show will achieve the blockbuster success it once had in its early years, before the explosion of social media and the #MeToo moment. {The New York Times

Inside Goop Health's 2019 Summit in New York
Goop held its second annual Health Summit in New York this past Saturday. The 10-hour event was attended by 600 Lululemon-clad women, who paid $1,000 for an all-access ticket to a series of panels, workshops, psychic medium readings and ample downtime in Goop Hall to shop a Goop-curated retail area with books, beauty products and vibrators. Highlights from the event included a communal bed for those in need of a power nap, an ear piercing and seeding station, an infrared sauna and B-12 injections. {WWD

A deep dive into the lifestyle phenomenon that is Outdoor Voices 
Outdoor Voices was made for social media: "The clothes photograph beautifully —somehow, they make the wearer look as if she were put on earth to be viewed on Instagram, posing against a forest vista in flamingo-colored spandex and a smile," writes Jia Tolentino for The New Yorker. In the piece, Tolentino digs deep into the purveyor of color-blocked leggings to find out how the five-year-old brand created by Tyler Haney became a lifestyle phenomenon around #doingthings. {The New Yorker

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