Wake Up Round Up: How Social Media Has Ruined Fashion Week

Conceived and developed by Julie Anne Quay, a former executive editor at V magazine, VFiles, the new social-media site is centered on fashion and style. [WWD]

“While it has been rare for designers to feature more than two Asian models in a show, several this year, including Michael Kors and Jason Wu, used three or more. Overall, at 10 major brands’ shows, there were 26 Asian models, eight more than those brands used in the previous New York Fashion Week in February.” [WSJ]

How social media has ruined NYFW. [BuzzFeed]

“Barneys New York named Matthew Woolsey senior vice president of digital, a new role.” [WWD]

According to reports this morning, Adele was personally approached by creative director Bailey to become an ambassador for Burberry, and asked to work with him on a “bespoke” range for voluptous customers. [Vogue UK]

“Leandra Medine, the witty writer behind the influential fashion blog The Man Repeller, has joined with PJK (formerly Patterson J. Kincaid) to create a contemporary line called MR x PJK…Just Sayin’ for spring.” [WWD]

“Infamous beauty writer Cat Marnell appears in Married To The Mob's new leggings campaign along with the label's designer, Leah McSweeney.” [The Cut]

“Japanese retailers and manufacturers are still assessing the aftermath of large-scale protests that took place in several Chinese cities over the weekend amid a growing diplomatic row about the ownership of a small chain of uninhabited islands controlled by Japan but over which both countries claim sovereignty.” [WWD]

“Building on the popularity of its ‘Runway to Win' initiative, the Obama campaign has lined up nine new designers and celebrities to help create products to support its reelection efforts. Sarah Jessica Parker has pulled together ‘a gym T,' Beyoncé and Tina Knowles have created a three-pack of onesies and Ricky Martin has designed a crewneck T-shirt.” [WWD]



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5 Responses

  1. moiminnie

    What is this article even about? Ok, I see a bunch of headlines but I mean what’s the point? What am I supposed to think of it? What should I discuss about?
    It’s been a while that I’m really annoyed with the IFB’s tendency to post articles with very misleading titles. Or with just a short story not even beginning to justify the title – a lot of your articles seem unfinished. You should really step up and get more facts if you’re going to be covering all of the trending themes. And also remember your own advice – quality over quantity!

    • Chelsea Burcz

      hi there –

      Our ‘Wake Up Round Up’ morning news round up was introduced 3 months ago to compliment our usual articles, under the Fashion News section, since there’s usually much more news in fashion, tech, and business than we can cover in one day. It’s a curated list of timely articles that may be relevant or interesting to fashion bloggers, all in one place.

      Next to the headlines and quoted snippets are links to the full articles!

      The title says “Round Up” to indicate that it is a round up of links, the second part of the title refers to an important article within the round up.


      • moiminnie

        Thanks for the explanation, Chelsea! Still, in the second part of my comment I was talking about all of your articles you regularly post here and stand by that most of your posts are just nibbling on the theme, not really discussing it. xx

      • Chelsea Burcz

        hi there,

        I’m sorry to hear your disappointment as I do spend a good amount of time researching ideas, gathering quotes, and speaking with bloggers (it’s my job!). My role here has been to (hopefully) inform and provide useful content to bloggers stemmed from current events in the fashion and digital industries. As IFB is a community, I value the voices of our bloggers, and don’t consider my take on a topic the “end all be all” — I simply try to present you with what is happening and why it is relevant to fashion bloggers, how you use that information or feel about it is up to you. I appreciate your thoughts.


  2. Kholá

    I tend to pick the articles that interest me and comment on them here. I like the format. Its like my mini fashion news feed 🙂