ICYMI: Teen Vogue Chief Phillip Picardi Leaves Condé, What It’s Like to be Black and Work in Fashion

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) is a roundup of all the fashion, beauty, wellness and culture news highlights you need to know, but may have missed this week. 

What It’s Like to be Black and Work in Fashion

Yesterday, the Cut dropped an industry-shaking article on what it’s like to be black and working in fashion. “In a season where 16 magazine covers feature black women, it may appear that things are starting to shift,” Lindsay Peoples Wagner writes. “In fact, fashion is having a real love affair with ‘blackness’ right now.” Peoples interviewed over 100 people, from Tracee Ellis Ross to the Washington Post‘s legendary fashion critic Robin Givhan, to find out if diversity is just another fad.

Teen Vogue Chief Phillip Picardi is Headed for Out Magazine

Teen Vogue‘s chief content officer, Phillip Picardi, 27, is exiting Condé Nast. Picardi is taking the reigns as editor-in-chief at Out. Picardi joined the team at Teen Vogue in 2013 as a beauty editor. In 2015, he became the digital editorial director of the magazine, before he was named the chief content officer the following year. “I am super honored to be taking the helm at Out, which is a legacy LGBTQ publication,” Picardi told the Wall Street Journal. “I’m looking forward to reimagining what Out looks like for the modern queer audience and preparing it for the future.”

Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Collection is Coming to NYFW

Rihanna is returning to New York Fashion Week after sitting last season out. This season, Bad gal Ri is presenting her Savage X Fenty lingerie collection, which will be shown in a “see-now-buy-now” format following an “interactive” show. The collection will also be available online and at to-be-announced retail pop-up shops.

Kim Kardashian Wore a 21-Year-Old Gucci Thong

Kim Kardashian took to Instagram this week to promote her new KKW “Contour Single,” but that’s not what got people’s attention. Accompanying the caption was a photo fo the star wearing a neon-green outfit—with a 21-year-old, archival Gucci thong on full display.

How Birkenstocks Keep Their Cool—an Investigation by Cathy Horyn and Juergen Teller 

Last week, Cathy Horyn and the Cut dropped an epic story on Birkenstocks, and how the brand has managed to remain relevant and fashionable for years. Birkenstock CEO Oliver Reichert reveals that the brand has even turned down collaborations with the hugely popular brands Supreme and Vetements. On collaborations, Reichert said, “There’s no benefit for us except prostitution. Because this is just prostitution.”

Solange’s Favorite Bag Brand is Available at Nordstrom

To put it mildly, celebrities love to wear Mansur Gavriel bags. They’re a classic, cult-favorite accessories brand, that has made almost everyone a lover of bucket bags, but they’ve also expanded so many interesting sculptural styles that we love. From Solange Knowles, to Reese Witherspoon, and Gigi Hadid Mansur bags are everywhere. And now Nordstrom is carrying them.

Anna Wintour Approves of Roger Federer’s Uniqlo Merch

Merch and exclusive influencer drops have become more coveted than actual high fashion itself, just ask Anna Wintour. Apparently, Wintour approves of Roger Federer’s new line of merch with Uniqlo, which Federer revealed in an interview with the Cut.

A Crazy Rich Asians Sequel is Underway

Crazy Rich Asians opened at number one just last week, and there’s already a sequel in development, according to The New York Times. Warner Bros. confirmed plans Wednesday that the sequel of the highly successful movie will be directed by the original film’s director Jon M. Chu.

To Get Balenciaga’s New Track Trainer, You Have to Make an Appointment

Demna Gvasalia just announced the release of Balenciaga’s newest style, the “Track” sneaker, a shoe that looks surprisingly normal compared to its predecessor. The new sneaker looks like a high-tech hiking or running shoe — tbh, it looks like a shoe you could see at Foot Locker and not blink an eye.

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