Top Fashion Stories of the Week: December 29

The final week of the year is rarely one for bombshell fashion news — even an ever-churning machine like the fashion industry slows its pace a little bit between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve — and this week was no exception. However, despite a pointed lack of attention-grabbing headlines, there was still plenty for keen-nosed fashion fiends to sniff out.

Highlights include some of the “stealth wealth” ‘fits from Succession being auctioned off, Jennie of BLACKPINK fame announcing the launch of ODD ATELIER, her own fashion label, Lil Uzi Vert announcing that they’d begin designing women’s clothing after “retiring” from music and Harry Rosen, the founder of the eponymous menswear label, dying at 92. Besides those news bits, there was a nice morsel for fans of high-end Americana, with visvim revealing its SS24 collection.

Below, Hypebeast has rounded up the top fashion stories of the week so you can stay up to date on trends in the industry.

Succession‘s Signature “Stealth Wealth” Style Hits the Auction Block

HBO’s Succession and the fictional, ultra-wealthy Roy family that starred in it were beacons of “stealth wealth,” one of 2023’s biggest fashion buzzwords. While the jury’s still out on if

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Fashion giant H&M pulls ad after claiming it sexualized underage girls | Fashion Industry

Swedish brand apologizes after advertisement campaign in Australia prompts online backlash.

H&M, the Swedish fashion giant, has withdrawn an advertisement for school clothing after complaints it sexualized underage girls.

The advertising campaign launched in Australia featured two young girls in school uniforms with the caption, “Make those heads turn in H&M’s Back to School fashion”.

“We have removed this ad,” an H&M spokesperson said on Monday. “We are deeply sorry for the offense this has caused and we are looking into how we present campaigns going forward.”

The move comes after social media users accused the clothing brand of sexualizing young girls.

“The little girls’ parents generally prefer heads don’t ‘turn’ when others see their daughters walking to school, on a bus or in class,” Melinda Tankard Reist, an Australian writer known for campaigning against pornography, said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

“Why would you want to fuel the idea that little girls should draw attention to their looks, bodies and ‘style’? Maybe have a word to your marketing team and come up with something that doesn’t draw attention to pre-pubescent girls already struggling to thrive in a culture that values ​​’lookism’ as an aspirational goal?”

The backlash

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