Daily Links: March 13, 2019

  1. Virgil Abloh on Diet Prada accusations and his Michael Jackson-inspired collection – Virgil Abloh responded to accusations of plagiarism by industry watchdogs Diet Prada in a profile for The New Yorker, which called the designer “menswear’s biggest star.” According to the Off-White creator, the Instagram account did not come up with a credible example of plagiarism when it called him out for copying a yellow look from a lesser-known indie label in his most recent Off-White menswear collection. Read more on Fashionista
  2. Everything You Need to Know About Laser Skin Tightening – Plain and simple, laser skin tightening is the tightening of the skin on the face, neck, or body using good old fashioned heat. According to New York-based dermatologist Dr. Marnie Nussbaum, it’s one of the most effective methods for tightening loose, crepe-y skin. Read more on Elle
  3. Could baby powder soon come with a warning label? – On Tuesday in Washington, DC, the House Oversight Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy decided to focus its first meeting of 2019 on baby powder. Specifically, its aim was to examine the potential health hazards of talc, the stuff that makes baby powder powdery, and whether stricter federal regulation was needed. Read more on Vox
  4. Daigou: the Multi-Billion Dollar Trade that Dominates the Luxury Market in China – On January 1, China enacted its first-ever e-commerce-specific legislation, and in doing so, has potentially upended the multi-billion dollar practice that connects a huge pool of Chinese consumers to attractively-priced luxury goods. The law, which was passed in August and put into practice early this year, contains provisions that aim to remedy the widespread availability of counterfeits on native Chinese platforms, bolster the protection of personal data, and clarify the tax obligations for internet-based retailers. Beyond those initiatives is an additional requirement: as of January 1, daigou merchants have to register as market entities and pay taxes accordingly. Read more on TFL

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