These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.
Warby Parker launches star-studded spring campaign
Actors like Christina Ricci, Jeremy O. Harris, Arpana Rayamajhi and Henry Eikenberry, Warby Parker‘s spring campaign showcases a new collection partly inspired by Y2K styles. There are bold blues, turtle and new polygon shapes. The collection can be purchased now at WarbyParker.com. Fashionista Inbox
Victoria’s Secret CEO is stepping down after less than a year in the role
Amy Hauk, who served as CEO of Victoria’s Secret and Pink brands (the latter since 2018), notified the company of her termination last week. Martin Waters, CEO of parent company Victoria’s Secret & Co., will take over the role. The company has struggled for years with outdated marketing and PR disasters like founder Leslie Wexner’s. tape to Jeffrey Epstein, revealed in 2019. Sales are expected to decline by 7% this year. Hauk will officially leave the company in March. CNN
Is Bella Hadid’s Style Plus Size Friendly?
For Teen Vogue, Aiyana Ishmael set the controversial style of supermodel Bella Hadid tested, begging the question of whether Hadid’s thinness matters to the internet’s approval of the look. Ultimately, Ishmael concludes, “what really makes the outfit is the confidence Bella manages to walk around with […] whether you’re trying out new things or sticking to your staples, the key is to own it.” In addition to sampling Hadid’s outfits, Ishmael provides a thorough collection of alternative, more wearable versions of the pieces Hadid has worn. Teen Vogue
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Barbie teams up with Guo Pei for a limited edition Chinese New Year doll
For the second time, Barbie and Guo Pei will release a Chinese New Year doll to celebrate Chinese New Year. The doll has a bob cut and is dressed in a blue satin top and knee-length skirt embroidered with dragon and tidal wave motifs. Pei designed the look with a traditional Qing dynasty court dress in mind, a reference she has drawn from in her designs for years. The doll can be purchased at Barbie.com. WWD
Why your clothes are worse than they were 10 years ago
For Vox, Izzie Ramirez shares how the product design process has changed so drastically using a 10-year-old bra she had hoped to replace. When Ramirez went to repurchase her favorite bra, the quality wasn’t as good as it had been a decade ago, due to “new design norms, changing consumer expectations and bold trend cycles,” she explains. The decline in quality can be traced back to underpaid and overworked workers expected to produce products faster than ever before, a concept that typically ends up sacrificing quality. In line with the ever-growing demand for micro-trends, companies feel the need to put out new clothes every day, again sacrificing quality for speed. Vox
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