Must Read: Jennifer Lopez to Receive the 2019 CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Can Denim and Activewear Coexist?

Plus, Condé Nast makes more staff cuts at "Vogue" and "Vanity Fair."
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Jennifer Lopez. Photo: Gabriel Goldman 

Jennifer Lopez. Photo: Gabriel Goldman 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Jennifer Lopez to receive the 2019 CFDA Fashion Icon Award 
The Council of Fashion Designers of America will honor Jennifer Lopez with the Fashion Icon Award at the 2019 CFDA Awards on June 3. The CFDA Board of Directors is giving Lopez this award for her global impact on fashion. "From the infamous Versace dress, to her music videos that are cemented into pop culture world history, and to her myriad of iconic red-carpet moments, Lopez's style has always been a standout," reads an official press release from the CFDA. "Lopez also pioneered the business model of turning her beauty and style into that of a brand. Through her fashion, beauty and fragrance lines, the Jennifer Lopez brand has to date grossed over a billion dollars." {Fashionista inbox} 

Can denim and activewear coexist? 
The demand for both denim and activewear is at an all-time high: The jeans market grew 3% in the U.S. last year, according to The NPD Group's Consumer Tracking Service, and market research firm Euromonitor International predicts that the U.S. activewear market, which includes athletic and athletic-inspired apparel and footwear, is expected to gain roughly $21 billion in the next four years. Both staples of casual dress are showing no signs of slowing down, but can the two sustain momentum at the same time? {WWD

Condé Nast makes more staff cuts at Vogue and Vanity Fair
The editorial departments at Condé Nast's star titles continue to dwindle as cost cuts push more staffers out the door. Vogue's most recent masthead is down by 12 people and Vanity Fair's is down by 13 people as compared to six months ago. A thorough look at the mastheads also reveals that there is now a "creative group," which is a relatively new organization of photo, art and creative staff that sits separately from any one magazine but contributes to many. {WWD

The sneaker boom has longevity 
The sneaker bubble likely won't burst anytime soon, thanks to the unwavering strength of the athleisure movement and, of course, flexing on social media. Matt Powell, NPD's Senior Industry Advisor, sees opportunity in athletic-inspired sneakers with a performance-based heritage. He also says consumers — not brands — will shape sneaker trends moving forward. {WWD

How three sustainable shoe brands became commercial successes 
Veja, Allbirds and Rothy's have figured out how to create ethical shoes that are also commercial hits. Their success boils down to understanding that consumers want stylish and comfortable footwear at competitive price points. Allbirds and Rothy's follow a direct-to-consumer model, which allows them to sell at a lower price point, while Veja keeps costs down by relying on wholesalers and social media to market its footwear. Founders at all three brands said they spent years developing products, only bringing them to market when they were happy with the design and the sourcing of the materials. {Business of Fashion

Pratt Institute shuts down Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator 
Pratt Institute is shutting down the Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator (BF+DA), a 15,000-square-foot hub for ethical fashion start-ups, on June 30. "The BF+DA has been an international beacon for ethical design and entrepreneurship and its legacy will persist," says Founder and Executive Director, Debera Johnson. "Each member of our core team, staff and community will continue to work for change in the industry." {Fashionista inbox}

Top fashion recruiters on how to break into the fashion industry  
The fashion and beauty industries have a stuffy reputation of valuing those with connections and memorable style over management skills. But its tightly shut door is finally opening up to talent from an array of different backgrounds as a growing number of brands realize that e-commerce and social media are reshaping how people shop for everything — and as brands face scrutiny over the lack of diversity in their ranks. Business of Fashion called on a group of top recruiters to give their tips on how outsiders can break into the field. {Business of Fashion

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