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.

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)
Technology
  • 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)
Business
  • 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)
Product
  • 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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