Must Read: Shedding Light on Italy’s Shadow Economy, Hedi Slimane Reveals Venue for Celine Debut

Photo: @prada/Instagram

Photo: @prada/Instagram

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Shedding light on Italy’s shadow economy
Some of the most prized and expensive Italian-made garments are sewn and stitched by mostly female workers who have no minimum wage, insurance or legal protections. In an investigative piece for The New York Times, Elizabeth Paton provides an inside look into Italy’s shadow economy and speaks with the women toiling at their kitchen tables on what become luxury products. {The New York Times

Hedi Slimane reveals venue for Celine debut
Hedi Slimane will stage his highly-anticipated Celine debut on Sept. 28 at the Hôtel des Invalides. Located in Paris’ seventh arrondissement, the Hôtel des Invalides houses the tomb of Napoléon and was the setting for Slimane’s Fall 2014 men’s show for Saint Laurent. {WWD

The Modist announces global partnership with Farfetch 
The Modist, a Dubai-based e-tailer dedicated to modest attire, is teaming up with Farfetch. This partnership means The Modist will be able to offer its lines to a wider international audience. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Farfetch, focusing exclusively on luxury modest fashion that changes the fashion game,” The Modist’s CEO Ghizlan Guenez said in a press statement. “We both recognize the complementary nature of our businesses, and with Farfetch’s global reach and The Modist’s deep understanding of the consumer in the modest-fashion market, we will reach our woman worldwide, bringing her the best of fashion in a relevant and curated way.” {Fashionista inbox} 

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