Saturday, November 21, 2015

Must Read: Justin Bieber Takes James Corden Shopping, Zara Fires Employees Following Discrimination

Must Read: Justin Bieber Takes James Corden Shopping, Zara Fires Employees Following Discrimination:

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Thursday.

Justin Bieber and James Corden reunite for another "Carpool Karaoke"

Even if you're not a Belieber, it's hard not to appreciate this video of James Corden and Justin Bieber cruising through Los Angeles, singing some of the pop singer's old (and new!) hits. We especially enjoyed the sartorial makeover they gave one another, as well as Corden's failed/successful (depends on how you see it) attempts at a belly roll. Take a look above. {YouTube}

Zara fires employees after a woman in hijab is denied entry into one of its stores

A video of a woman in hijab being denied entry into a Zara store in Plaisir, a suburb west of Paris, has surfaced online. In the video, the security guard tells the woman, "If things change, they'll change, but I don't make the rules." (A 2010 French law prohibits anyone from wearing a full face covering in public, but the law does not apply to the hijab, which covers the hair.) While the actual date of the incident is not certain, the video was uploaded on Nov. 14, one day after the Paris attacks. Zara has since then fired the manager and the security guard responsible, and clarified that "there have never been instructions given out to act this way." {Quartz}

Jimmy Fallon teams up with J.Crew on an iPhone 6/6s case

Just in time for the holidays, J.Crew has released its latest collaboration with "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon called The Pocket Dial ($48) — an iPhone 6/6s case that comes with a navy polka dot square clip. It's a pretty novel idea that's made even better by the fact that all proceeds will benefit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a Kenya-based charity that protects elephants from poaching. Head over here to shop. {Fashionista inbox}

Kristen Stewart stars in Karl Lagerfeld's movie "Once and Forever"

In Karl Lagerfeld's 11-minute movie "Once and Forever," Kristen Stewart plays the role of a hot-tempered actress brought on set to play a young Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in a biopic. "Once and Forever" was shot over two days using four cameras, and according to Stewart, the actors and actresses weren't given a script. The film will be screened in Rome Dec. 1 and will debut online the same day. {WWD}

How global warming is impacting fall fashion

This fall has been the warmest one in New York in 25 years. Now, retailers are responding by relying more on pre-collections, or "seasonless" clothing, to drive sales as the weather becomes more unpredictable. Retailers are also trying to ignite a mental shift to fall by promoting items like sleeveless coats and toeless boots. {The New York Times}

Kering shares Environmental Profit & Loss account for 2014

According to Kering's 2014 Environmental Profit & Loss results, the French company saw its environmental impact increase by 2.2 percent. (In 2014, the value of its environmental impact amounted to $1.05 billion, compared to 2013's $1.03 billion.) In 2014, there was an increase in production volume of raw materials like calf leather, rubber and cashmere items. Similar to 2013, the supply chain accounted for 93 percent of the environmental impact in 2014. {WWD}

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