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LVMH in Trump controversy, fast fashion ads banned, fashion waste to hit £4.5bn

A round-up of everything you might have missed in relevant fashion, retail and tech industry news over the past week, including LVMH faces boycott threat after Trump visits factory.

A round-up of everything you might have missed in relevant fashion, retail and tech industry news over the past week.

Top Stories
  • Louis Vuitton faces boycott threat after Trump visits factory (BoF)
  • Fast fashion ads banned by watchdog (Fashion United)
  • Fashion waste to hit £4.5bn (Drapers)
  • Youtube launches AR beauty try-on feature (Charged Retail)
  • How humans can spot devious deepfakes (Wired)
  • Augmented reality to connect consumers to wine sustainability (Forbes)
Sustainability & Purpose
  • John Lewis & Waitrose to ban plastic in Christmas crackers (Retail Gazette)
  • It’s time for fashion to remove toxic chemicals from clothing (Vogue Business)
  • Adidas introduces ‘Infinite Play’ trade in-programme (Fashion United)
  • ASOS Marketplace to improve charity boutique concept (Retail Gazette)
  • Fashion’s fight to phase out plastics (Vogue Business)
  • Zalando announces new diversity targets for leadership team (Fashion United)
Retail & Commerce
  • Madhappy opens New York store and drops NY collection (Highsnobiety)
  • Are virtual influencers the future of luxury retail? (Jing Daily)
  • Louis Vuitton is opening a leather workshop in Texas (Hypebeast)
  • The Arrivals creates ‘playful yet performative’ weather-themed pop-up (Dezeen)
  • Dior caught in China sovereignty controversy ahead of Shanghai show (WWD)
  • Barneys has four possible futures (Vogue Business)
  • In addition to banning face masks, the Chinese Government is blocking the shipment of black clothing (Fashion Law)
  • How fashion shapes politics, according to whistleblower Chris Wylie (Dazed)
  • Hemp and CBD may be good business for denim (Sourcing Journal)
  • ASOS profits slump 68% on warehouse problems (BoF)
Marketing & Social Media
  • Burberry have just released a new online game (WWD)
  • Kohl’s teams with Facebook and Instagram to update its beauty department (Glossy)
  • Older US women are feeling sidelined by beauty brands (Fashion Network)
  • Disney immerses YouTubers with ‘Maleficent’ virtual makeup try-on (Mobile Marketer)
  • Sony drops personalized t-shirts designed around Spotify music habits (Mobile Marketer)
  • Zara teams with CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund on 2019 Design Challenge (WWD)
  • Kate Spade enters sports smartwatch market (WWD)
  • Birkenstock is launching into skin care (Fashionista)

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By Hannah Reed

Hannah Reed is Junior Researcher at the Current Global, where she contributes to both the editorial site and consultancy projects for clients including Google, Farfetch and Shiseido. Her research background is focused specifically on how artificial intelligence and data can transform the high street, while her interests lie in how new technologies and broader innovation can impact the global retail landscape.