The Must Reads of the Week (10/28/13 - 11/01/13)

October 31, 2013 BY WATM


Don't let the Halloween hangover get the best of ya. Check out the Must Reads of this Week that'll cure your ills.

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1. Masters of Disguise: Designer-Made Halloween Masks on Some of Our Favorite New Yorkers via Vogue

Before Halloween is fully out of your system, Vogue got Olivier Theyskens, Eugenia Kim, Warby Parker and more to create custom Halloween masks to be modeled by Grace Coddington, Leandra Medine, A$AP Ferg, StoreStyle alum (pictured above) Amirah Kassem of Flour Shop and others.

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2. Scrutinizing Millenials' Shopping Habits via WWD

It's no secret that millenials shop like there's no tomorrow. Replacing YOLO with YOSO maybe? 'You only shop once?' Perhaps, but Lisa Lockwood explores what drives millenials into retailers to drop big bucks on the best clothes.

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3. Why I'm Sick of Hearing Kanye West Complain About Racism in Fashion via Fashionista

Jihan Forbes of is an expert in the topic of minority representation in the fashion industry. Although he wrote a moving argument that we should pay attention to the lack of black models on the runway, he is fed up with Kanye West's use of race in the fashion industry as a crutch. West is upset about the lack of financial backing for his eponymous line and often makes claims of racism and classism. Forbes dispels all possible claims of racism in the industry and asks West why he perpetrated the exact thing he is against.

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4. Craig McDean On His Legendary Career As a Fashion Photographer via Bullett

In this interview, fashion photographer, Craig McDean, who has photographed campaigns for Jil Sander, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent to name a few, shares insight on his long storied career and what to expect from his book 'Amber, Guinevere & Kate Photographed by Craig McDean 1993 - 2005'.

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5. Black Ain't Fashionable: Barneys, Jay Z and the Muddled Voice of a Genre via Complex

"It was all good just a week ago..." It seems like just yesterday Barneys x Jay Z was just a rumor, and now that it's fast approaching, we can't wait for it to end. Trayon Christian's wrongful arrest at Barneys has brought an outcry from a number of people telling Jay Z to pull out of this collaboration. Guest writer, Justin Charity looks into Jay's hush response and also why the black community should be one of the most sought after segments to market to.

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6. SuperPier's Supercharged Plans to Create a Retail Entertainment Hub via Business of Fashion

Opening Ceremony's Carol Lim and Humberto Leon had no intention of building a third Opening Ceremony retail location, but since seeing the plans of developers, Youngwoo & Associates, they're singing a different tune. The company seeks to create a new shopping destination in the west side of Manhattan between Chelsea and the Meatpacking District that will house a health spa, flea markets and more.

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