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Must Read: Fashion Industry Needs to Be More Transparent, Meet the Woman Who Dressed Barbie for Over 30 Years

Plus, LVMH sued by in-house lawyer over harassment.
A garment factory in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

A garment factory in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.

Fashion industry needs to be more transparent 
Fashion Revolution reviewed 200 major brands and retailers' public disclosures and gave the companies a failing score of 21% for the transparency of their supply chains. The report also revealed that only three brands publish any information about incidents of gender-based violations in their supply chain and only around a third publish annual gender pay gap data. Similarly, while 55% of the brands reviewed are publishing their annual carbon footprint, fewer than 20% disclose the emissions from their supply chain, where the vast majority of pollution occurs. {Business of Fashion

Meet the woman who dressed Barbie for over 30 years 
You've probably never heard of Carol Spencer, but you've certainly seen her work. From 1963 to 1999, she was Barbie's fashion designer, a career celebrated in her new book, "Dressing Barbie." The coffee table tome combines vintage fashion photography with memoir writing as it follows Spencer, who is now 86, from her fashion student days to inventing Barbie's miniature blazers. {The New York Times

LVMH sued by in-house lawyer over harassment 
LVMH is being sued by its Litigation Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs Andowah Newton for condoning another employee's sexual harassment of her, and then retaliating against her after she reported it. According to the complaint filed in a New York state court on Tuesday, a "senior-level management employee" has been harassing her since 2015 and the luxury conglomerate has done very little to remedy it. LVMH denies the allegations. {WWD

The rising generation of influencers are abandoning the Instagram aesthetic 
Instagram ushered in pink walls and pretty avocado toast, but the new generation of influencers want nothing to do with perfectly staged brunch. Instead, these young social media stars — think Emma Chamberlain — favor an unfiltered vibe and a messy feed. "For my generation, people are more willing to be who they are and not make up a fake identity," says influencer Reese Blutstein. "We are trying to show a real person doing cool things as a real person, not trying to create a persona that isn't actually you." {The Atlantic

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Huda Kattan on building a beauty empire
How did Huda Kattan build a makeup empire now valued at over $1 billion that's become one of the most sought-after acquisition targets in the global beauty industry? Simply put, she gave "so many fucks." Kattan also had the help of investors and the success of her blog. {Business of Fashion

New report reveals Bangladeshi garment workers face baseless criminal charges
The Workers Rights Consortium published a report this month on workers' rights in Bangladesh that reveals the government and apparel factory owners are retaliating against workers who are campaigning for a higher minimum wage. According to the report, those who work at factories that supply brands like H&M and Mango have been arrested and subjected to baseless criminal charges. These factories have fired as many as 11,600 workers without legal justification, most of whom are unable to find other jobs due to systematic blacklisting. Some factories have even hired people to physically assault employees. {Fashion United

Supreme blings out its box logo for 25th anniversary 
Supreme is celebrating its 25th birthday by giving a sartorial nod to Bebe, the mall-based label that made crystal logo tops cool in the '90s. On April 25, the skate brand will release a T-shirt and sweatshirt with a bedazzled box logo formed with Swarovski crystals, which are applied meticulously by hand in New York City. {Hypebeast

Missoni unveils collaboration with Adidas Running 
Missoni has teamed up with Adidas Running to create a line of limited-edition performance shoes and apparel that celebrate the innovation and craftsmanship of Adidas founder, Adi Dassler, and the late Ottavio Missoni, who co-founded the fashion house and was an Olympic hurdler. Using Missoni's signature ready-to-wear space-dyeing technique, the collection features the Italian label's iconic flame pattern throughout. There are Ultraboost sneakers, and on the apparel front, a short-sleeve shirt, jacket and shorts, all using Adidas's Primeknit technology. The collection is now available at Missoni stores and on and will drop on on April 25. {Fashionista inbox} 

Photo: Courtesy of Adidas x Missoni

Photo: Courtesy of Adidas x Missoni

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