Must Read: 'GQ' Designer of the Year Is Miuccia Prada, Alex Mill Debuts Apron With 'Bon Appetit''s Claire Saffitz - Fashionista

Must Read: 'GQ' Designer of the Year Is Miuccia Prada, Alex Mill Debuts Apron With 'Bon Appetit''s Claire Saffitz

Plus, will 'one size fits all' survive as fashion becomes more inclusive?
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Miuccia Prada at Paris Fashion Week Spring 2020. 

Miuccia Prada at Paris Fashion Week Spring 2020. 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday. 

GQ's Designer of the Year Award goes to Miuccia Prada
Congrats are in order for Miuccia Prada who was just awarded Designer of the Year in GQ's first annual Fashion Awards. Just this year, a number of men have worn Prada head-to-toe on various red carpets. (Remember Frank Ocean at this year's Met Gala in a Prada anorak?) When asked about her contribution to men's fashion, she says her goal has been "to make a little bit of fashion to free them. But not too much." {GQ}

Bon Appetit's Claire Saffitz partners with Alex Mill to create an exclusive apron
To answer everyone's prayers, Bon Appetit's contributing editor Claire Saffitz has partnered with Alex Mill to create an exclusive apron just in time for the holidays. The "Pastry Chef Attempts" host felt the need to create an apron that not only looks good but also speaks to her desire for high-quality, stylish, wearable clothes. The apron, which Claire claims she'd wear even when she's not in the kitchen, retails for $65 and is available at alexmill.com. See a sneak peek of the aprons in the gallery below. {Fashionista Inbox}

Will 'one size fits all' survive as fashion becomes more inclusive?
As inclusivity becomes more of a priority, brands are beginning to introduce extended sizing to their assortments. Companies like True Religion, Athleta and American Eagle are making strides to implement a more inclusive strategy while brands like Brandy Melville – which offer clothing in sizes 00 to 4 – are sticking to their 'one size fits most'  approach. By not adding more sizes, Brandy Melville and brands like it are deliberately not changing with the needs of the consumer. {Glossy}

Can Generation Z save malls?
As millennials leave the mall, Gen Z has taken over with 81% of the generation preferring to shop in-store. As online shopping gains popularity, retailers are changing business models to cater to the new audience who could potentially save malls. Hoping to attract young people, malls are implementing new strategies like choosing the right dining, entertainment and experience. {CNBC}

The rise of online shopping isn't creating new jobs
You'd think that as internet sales rise, employment in the online shopping industry would as well, but unfortunately, that's not the case. Since a lot of the interaction with the consumer is virtual and automated (hello, robots!), online retailers have no reason to keep adding employees as sales continue to climb. {Bloomberg

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