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Judge Orders Models Suing Bruce Weber to Identify Themselves (WWD)
The five models who have accused Bruce Weber of sexual misconduct were ordered to reveal their identities by 5pm Thursday night. The models, who filed their claims last month, initially were anonymous to protect them from “further embarrassment, shame and emotional harm.”
Penske Media Corp. Takes Full Control of Rolling Stone (Deadline)
Penske Media Corp. (PMC) has bought the remaining 49 percent stake in Rolling Stone magazine. That, coupled with the 51 percent stake it acquired in 2017, now gives the company complete control over the publication. Other publications owned by PMC include WWD and Variety.
Billy Porter Named Official Ambassador to NYFW: Men’s
Tony and Grammy award-winning actor and singer Billy Porter will be the official ambassador for NYFW: Men’s next week. “I have always used clothes as a tool for self-expression and find immense pleasure in celebrating life, love and joy through fashion,” he said in a statement. “I’ve been a longtime supporter of emerging designers from the New York fashion scene so I am most looking forward to amplifying the collections that are inclusive, fresh and innovative.” Porter will attend shows, serve as a spokesman, and “connect with designers.” Porter’s appointment is exciting, but will it be enough to shift focus away from the rumors that NYFW: Men’s is coming to an end?
Parliament Calls British Fashion Industry “Exploitive and Unsustainable” (The Fashion Law)
Britin’s Environmental Audit Committee conducted a survey of 16 brands and retailers in the country, and determined that the British fashion industry is “exploitive and unsustainable.” Said the committee: “leading brands must up their game to protect workers and cut waste.” Burberry was among those included in the survey, ranking in the “engaged retailers” category for brands committed to becoming more sustainable.
Moncler Adds Two New “Geniuses” to Designer Roster
Richard Quinn and Matthew Williams of 1017 ALYX 9SM are the latest designers to join Moncler’s sweeping Genius project. They will reveal their collections for the brand along other “Geniuses” like Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, and Craig Green in Milan on February 20.
Coco Rocha Helps Canada Goose Celebrate Project Atigi
Last night, Coco Rocha and actress Annie Murphy came out to support the launch of Canada Goose’s Project Atigi, a parka collection made by Inuit seamstresses. The project is part of a social entrepreneurship program benefitting Inuit communities. Fourteen seamstresses representing nine communities were commissioned to create bespoke parkas using Canada Goose materials. 100% of the proceeds from the sales of the collection will go to Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the national representational organization working to improve the health and wellbeing of Inuit in Canada.
The Project Atigi parkas will be available in Canada Goose stores and online this month.