Must Read: Alessandro Michele on His Vision for Gucci, How Fashion Has Changed Amid the #MeToo Movement

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Alessandro Michele. Photo: Pietro D’Aprano/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Alessandro Michele on his quest at Gucci 
Ahead of Gucci’s Spring 2019 presentation in Paris on Monday, Business of Fashion‘s Editor-at-Large Tim Blanks caught up with Alessandro Michele to discuss his dreams for the Italian megabrand. In a conversation that covers everything from Michele’s therapy sessions to baby dragons and meeting Alexander McQueen, Blanks peels back the layers of a designer whose creative vision has won over fashion. {Business of Fashion}  

How fashion has changed amid the #MeToo movement
In the last year, the #MeToo movement has impacted the reputations of several notable fashion figures, but at the same time many prominent industry players accused of abuse are still working and denying any wrongdoing. Business of Fashion called upon the Model Alliance’s founder Sara Ziff, supermodel-turned-activist Karen Elson and prominent casting director James Scully to discuss where we are after the rise of the #MeToo movement — and where we need to be. {Business of Fashion

The Hadid family models the best looks from New York Fashion Week Spring 2019
The Hadids joined Vogue for an intimate dinner dressed in some of the chicest looks from the recently-wrapped Spring 2019 shows at New York Fashion Week. From Gigi in a fabulous Marc Jacobs getup to Bella in a gorgeous tulle Rodarte ensemble, see what happens when fashion’s favorite family dines in. {Vogue

Josep Font exits Delpozo
Josep Font is leaving his role as creative director of Spanish luxury brand Delpozo, a position he’s held for six years. He was hired to revive Delpozo, originally launched in 1974 by Spanish couturier Jesus del Pozo, which he did with a flare for romantic and colorful collections that often employed couture techniques and silhouettes. The label will name his successor at a later date. {WWD

Urban Outfitters launches exclusive Anna Sui collection
Urban Outfitters teamed up with Anna Sui on an exclusive capsule inspired by Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Naomi Campbell and the designer’s ’90s archives. The resulting eight-piece assortment includes a range of plaids, denim and mesh in miniskirts, dresses and baby tees. You can shop the collection here. {Fashionista inbox} 

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A look from the Urban Oufitters x Anna Sui collection. Photo: Courtesy of Urban Outfitters. 

Milan Fashion Week championed ’90s supermodelsThe Spring 2019 shows in Milan saw the return of ’90s supermodels: There was Shalom Harlow who closed VersaceKaren Elson and Carolyn Murphy at Salvatore FerragamoCarla Bruni and Eva Herzigova at Dolce & Gabbana and Guinevere Van Seenus at Marni. In a piece for British Vogue, Ellie Pithers argues the vintage headliners prove that older and wiser is sexy and empowering, and that high fashion is not only “charmed by the lithe bodies and baby faces of lissom 17-year-olds.” {Vogue UK}

North West walked in her first runway show 
Over the weekend, North West made her runway debut during a L.O.L. Surprise Fashion Show in Pacific Palisades, California. The pint-sized member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan wore a patent leather red biker jacket and mini skirt set, along with a pair of statement sunglasses and a Cult Gaia Ark handbag. You can watch her fiercely strut and twirl down the catwalk in the video below. {Hypebae

IZ Adaptive clothing relaunches 
IZ Adaptive, the Toronto-based ready-to-wear apparel brand designed for adults with physical disabilities, is relaunching Monday after a year and a half hiatus. The 55-piece launch collection includes tees, denim and jackets across men’s, women’s and un-gender categories. The range features design elements like magnetic closures, pull tabs on zippers and pants, elastic waist bands and open back tops. {Fashionista inbox} 

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Campaign for IZ Adaptive’s relaunch collection. Photo: Courtesy of IZ Adaptive 

Balenciaga drops new Track sneakers 
The Track sneaker is Demna Gvasalia‘s latest chunky-shoe serving for Balenciaga. Available in five colors for men and two colors for women, the shoe builds on the hi-tech, turbo template of the Triple S, but puts functionality at its core. {Fashionista inbox} 

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The Balenciaga Track sneaker. Photo: Courtesy of Balenciaga 

How Nike conquered fashion  
Nike was already the biggest sportswear company on the planet, but now it’s becoming the biggest fashion brand in the world. With frequent high fashion runway appearances and countless collaborations with the most sought-after designers, GQ‘s Cam Wolf tells the story of how Nike conquered the fashion game. {GQ

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