Must Read: The Museum at FIT Opens Power Dressing Exhibit, Mercari Enters the Authentication Market

Plus, how Cariuma competes in the sneaker game.
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Protesters in pink knit hats gather at the Women's March On Washington on January 21, 2017.

Protesters in pink knit hats gather at the Women's March On Washington on January 21, 2017.

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday. 

The Museum at FIT opens power dressing exhibit
Suits, sex, status, resistance and military — these are the categories that The Museum at FIT has designated for its "Power Mode" exhibit, on view now through May 9. The exhibit, aimed at challenging preconceived notions of power, displays pieces such as Women's March hot-pink knit hats, Vetements' $250 DHL shirt, a Lady Gaga-worn power suit and a Pyer Moss ensemble inspired by 19th-century Black cowboys. {WWD}

Mercari enters the authentication business
Mercari, an online peer-to-peer resale platform, launched an "Authenticate" feature on Tuesday to limit fakes. The app worked with San Francisco-based company Real Authentication, which has no quotas for authenticated goods. Sellers can now take photos exclusively through the app and receive an assessment of their items for a small fee. {WWD}

How Cariuma competes in the sneaker game
A year in, sustainable sneaker brand Cariuma is already neck and neck with household-name footwear labels like Vans and Converse. The DTC brand initially invested over $1 million to develop sustainable materials and has since raised $24 million in two funding rounds. Cariuma has created a name for itself by taking classic sneaker silhouettes and honing in on comfort and sustainability. {Glossy}

Lululemon COO becomes Away's new CEO
Lululemon COO Stuart Haselden will be replacing Away Chief Executive Steph Korey, who is stepping down from her role. The announcement follows a report alleging the company's toxic work culture. Though, the brand denotes that these circumstances are unrelated. {Business of Fashion}

Lele Sadoughi launches jewelry-inspired handbags
Lele Sadoughi, well-known for its playful maximalist jewelry and, specifically, headbands, will be launching handbags this month. The brand will carry three silhouettes, ranging from $295 to $495, that are customizable in color and straps. Starting Tuesday, the bags will be available on the brand's site, Shopbop and Revolve. {Fashionista inbox}

Sustainable fashion is lacking in the plus-size realm
For plus-size consumers, the options for sustainable fashion are incredibly limited. Many sustainable brands do not have extended sizing and pickings are slim at vintage and secondhand stores as the 'oversized' look rises in trendiness. Author Stephanie Yeboah states that, "when it comes to the fashion industry's impact on the climate, progress won't be made if sections of the population are not provided with the tools to change." {Metro}

Nike to launch modest swimsuits
Nike continues to raise the bar of inclusive athletics, announcing the launch of a modest swimwear capsule. It includes the Nike Victory Full-Coverage Swimsuit, a two-piece tunic-and-leggings suit, and Nike Victory Swim Separates, a three-piece set. Previously, Nike launched the groundbreaking Pro Hijab in 2016 and started a global conversation about inclusion and representation in sports. {Glamour}

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