The Fashion Pact announces new initiatives on climate and beyond
BY RACHEL CERNANSKY
Key takeaway: After a quiet two years, the CEO-led coalition is eyeing bold action on renewable energy, agriculture and conservation. We speak exclusively to Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault and The Fashion Pact secretary general Eva von Alvensleben.
Chanel in Dakar: Bruno Pavlovsky talks redefining the destination show
BY LUKE LEITCH
Key takeaway: The Parisian house held its first-ever show in Africa this week while attempting to build a bridge between local artisans and the luxury brand. It’s the new way to approach the wider world, says Pavlovsky [Member-only].
Rejina Pyo plots next growth phase with new store
BY KATI CHITRAKORN
Key takeaway: Eight years in, the London-based womenswear label is opening its first physical store, with the goal for direct sales to account for 20 per cent of the business. In an exclusive interview, Pyo tells Vogue Business how it fits in with the wider strategy.
How three TikTok beauty brands are outliving the hype cycle
BY LUCY MAGUIRE
Key takeaway: Refy, Dieux and Youthforia have built fast-growing businesses since the pandemic with product innovation and youthful marketing strategies. They might have gone viral, but can they stand the test of time? [Member-only]
How fashion can minimise the billion-dollar return problem
BY MAURA BRANNIGAN
Key takeaway: Brands and retailers are working overtime to sell off excess inventory without racking up higher return rates. New approaches and technology tools can help.
Can $15 million overhaul Shein’s supply chain?
BY BELLA WEBB
Key takeaway: The ultra fast fashion giant has created a fund to improve its supply chain after allegations of garment worker exploitation. Experts say it’s a start, but it doesn’t acknowledge the business model that makes these violations more likely.
Here’s what a sustainable, inclusive photoshoot can look like
BY RACHEL CERNANSKY
Key takeaway: Custom Collaborative brought creators and models in front of the camera in a photoshoot that could serve as a blueprint for the rest of the industry’s inclusive casting efforts.