Model Lies About Being Trans, Textile Waste Is Up

by Aria Darcella
Carissa Pinkston

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Model Is Called Out for Lying About Being Trans (Paper)
Carissa Pinkston — who has appeared in numerous editorials and has walked the runway for Miu Miu and Savage x Fenty — pretended to be a trans woman to deflect from transphobic comments she made on social media. In May, Pinkston wrote multiple Facebook posts saying trans women aren’t women under the name “Rissa Danielle.” Some followers even claim she likened trans women to pedophiles in Instagram live videos.

Pinkston was fired from her agency after her since-deleted Facebook posts resurfaced earlier last week. She then posted a “coming out” note, claiming that she herself is trans and that her statements came from a place of insecurity. However, several other models have since called her out for lying about this. Over the weekend Pinkston issued an apology. “I panicked and I thought if I came out as Trans that I could somehow make things better for myself but it appears I’ve only made things worse. I’m truly sorry,” she wrote. “I’m only 20 and I’m human. I make mistakes but I refuse to let them define me. I hope you all can forgive me and move on from this because I’m so much more than this incident and I’m not a coward.”

Textile Waste Is Up 811 Percent Since 1960 (Supply Chain Dive)
According to data found by the Environment Protection Agency, textile waste has risen 811 percent since 1960. Meanwhile the “utilization of clothing” — or how many times we wear something before throwing it away — has decreased 36% in the last 15 years. “In the U.S. particularly, we’re huge consumers,” says Jackie King, executive director of Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles. “We’re consumers of a lot of fast fashion, where people are buying clothes, almost disposable clothing, and they may be wearing them a couple times and then they decide to get rid of them.”

Reebok Extends Partnership with Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss (Business of Fashion)
Pyer Moss designer Kerby Jean-Raymond has collaborated with Reebok on well received collections. Now the athletic brand has named him artistic director of Reebok Studies, a new creative division. Jean-Raymond will collaborate with celebrities and current brand reps for capsules in the division. “It really is about future lines, future collections, future potential collaborations, exploring activations, searching for new talent,” says Karen Reuther, VP of creative direction. “It’s a space [where] we don’t want to limit creativity.”

Fendi Drops a Collection With Jackson Wang
Fendi has announced a new capsule collection with singer/songwriter Jackson Wang. The capsule combines Wang’s recognizable style with the Fendi DNA, as overseen by Silvia Venturini Fendi the house’s creative director. The Fendi x Jackson Wang collection is available now in select boutiques and on

The New York Academy of Art Hosts Its Annual Summer Drawing Party In the Hamptons
Last Friday, the New York Academy of Art hosted its annual Summer Drawing Party in the Hamptons with guest artist Alyssa Monks. Guests — including Brooke Shields and Nicole Miller — sipped Champagne Bollinger and sketched nude figure models. Artists donated their works from the evening to the upcoming “Take Home a Nude” auction, benefitting the school.

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