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Here’s All the Fashion News You Missed This Week

Marc Jacobs is launching a new, lower-priced label

Marc by Marc Jacobs may have folded in 2015, but the designer is back with a new diffusion line, set to launch with its Pre-Fall 2019 collection. According to WWD, the “more democratically priced” line will be called The Marc Jacobs, and is currently being shown to retailers. An image from the under-wraps lookbook obtained by WWD depicts a set of twins in chunky striped sweaters and colourful corduroy pants. This latest piece of news as well as the recent announcement of the revival of Jacobs’ iconic 1992 grunge collection for Perry Ellis comes at a time when the brand has been in the news for rumours of business woes, including reports of its declining sales and shuttering of stores. (WWD)

Virgil Abloh joins Evian as Creative Adviser
In less than a decade in the business, Virgil Abloh has worked with brands from IKEA to Moet & Chandon to Nike. His latest move though, is a bit perplexing. Yesterday, it was announced that Abloh would join Evian as Creative Adviser for Sustainable Innovation Design. The designer is reportedly going to work with the mineral water company to help make their design process more sustainable. “Evian is an iconic brand with a strong heritage in fashion and creativity,” the designer said in a statement. “Its sustainability ambitions align with my own. Together we can push boundaries and explore new areas of revolution, paving a better future for generations globally.” Perhaps Abloh will do for Evian what Jennifer Aniston has done for SmartWater. And if it helps keep people hydrated… that’s a win-win? (WWD)

Chanel to stop using exotic skins
While the anti-fur movement has been steadily gaining traction, Chanel just became the first luxury fashion house in the world to swear off exotic skins like crocodile, snake, lizard and stingray. According to Chanel’s head of fashion, Bruno Pavlovksy, the brand had been finding it increasingly difficult to source skins that met their quality and ethical standards. Going forward, he told WWD, they will focus on developing leather and textiles from “agri-food” industries. (BBC)

A TV show about British Vogue is in the works
There’s Ugly Betty, there’s The Bold Type, and soon we’ll have another TV show depicting the inner workings of a glossy fashion magazine. This time, it’s being developed by former Vogue editors themselves, namely Alexandra Shulman, former editor in chief, and Fiona Golfar, former editor at large, of British Vogue. Named Gold Dust Nation, the show will be based on their experiences while at British Vogue in the ’90s. “It is a show about love and loyalty, treachery and creativity, beauty and body image. Can these co-exist when there is so much at stake in the highly charged world of fashion magazines?” Golfar said to Deadline. “Between us, Alexandra and I have seen it all, from the boardroom to the bedroom, there is never a dull moment in the world of fashion.” (Fashionista)