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Must Read: Central Saint Martins Under Fire For Racist Student Projects, Helmut Lang Partners With 'Slave Play'

Plus, Burberry profits increase by 14%.
Students attend a conversation hosted by Central Saint Martins. Photo: John Phillips/Getty Images

Students attend a conversation hosted by Central Saint Martins. Photo: John Phillips/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday. 

Central Saint Martins under fire for racist student projects
Central Saint Martins, the world-renowned art and design university in London, received backlash from its Chinese student body for reposting racist student projects on its fashion and textiles program Instagram account. The student projects featured banners that were intended to oppose fast fashion, but also negated and insulted Chinese culture. The university, whose Chinese student population increased 100% from 2009 to 2014, has since released a statement via Instagram stories. {Business of Fashion

Helmut Lang partners with "Slave Play"
For the launch of Helmut Lang's paint splatter collection, the brand teamed up with actor and playwright Jeremy O. Harris and the cast of his play "Slave Play," as well as singer Tei-Shi. The group threw paint on a series of props in a stark white room to capture the essence of the collection. Click through the gallery below to see the campaign imagery and watch the video here. {Fashionista inbox}

Burberry profits increase by 14%
With the help of new accounting measures, Burberry profits have jumped 14% to £150 million and revenues increased by 5% to £1.28 billion. Men's apparel grew in the double-digit percentage and women's apparel saw a high single-digit increase. Burberry also plans to develop social retail in China through a new partnership with Chinese company Tencent. {WWD}

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