Monday, November 23, 2015

Justin Bieber Angers Nirvana Fans, 'Refinery29' and 'WhoWhatWear' Launch in UK

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Justin Bieber at the 2015 American Music Awards. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Justin Bieber at the 2015 American Music Awards. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Monday.

Nirvana fans were not pleased with Justin Bieber's Nirvana shirt

Nirvana fans took to Twitter to slam 21-year-old singer Justin Bieber when he appeared at the 2015 American Music Awards in a Nirvana t-shirt. "I feel like if the interviewer asked him what his favorite nirvana song was, he would say smells like teen spirit," one observed quipped. {Us Weekly}

Refinery29, WhoWhatWear and Byrdie launch in UK

On Monday, two fashion-focused lifestyle sites — Refinery29 and Clique Media's WhoWhatWear, as well as the latter's beauty offshoot, Byrdie — launched UK editions. WhoWhatWear's UK team will be led by former Grazia fashion news and features editor Hannah Almassi; Byrdie UK will be led by Amy Lawrenson, formerly the beauty and fitness editor at Women's Health UK. {Fashionista inbox}

Robin Givhan critiques Donald Trump's style

Donald Trump has taken to criticizing voters' sense of fashion — so Robin Givhan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion critic of The Washington Post, is giving it right back to him. According to Givhan, Trump's suits are sorely lacking in an attention to fit, and his comb-over is "rooted in insecurity... a laugh line." That said, "his ordinary, angry middle-management guy" style is probably one of many reasons why average voters can relate to the Donald. {The Washington Post}

China unveils consumer-focused agenda

In response to China's slowing economic growth, China's State Council announced its plans to boost consumer spending by expanding credit, improving online payment options and managing credit card fees. {WWD}