Must Read: Christina Binkley Exits ‘The Wall Street Journal,’ Ciara Stars in ‘Love’ Advent

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Christina Binkley. Photo: Wall Street Journal

These are stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Wall Street Journal columnist Christina Binkley ends 23-year tenure
WSJ‘s Christina Binkley is leaving the paper after 23 years as a style columnist and news editor. Binkley confirmed the news, adding that she will continue to contribute to the paper on a freelance basis while focusing on writing two books centering on the fashion industry. No further details surrounding the forthcoming tomes were disclosed, but Binkley confirmed that at least one will require her attendance at this season’s runway shows stateside and in Europe. {WWD

Ciara‘s Love advent video is here
Featuring a DSquared2 bodysuit, way too many unicorns and an extra special cameo appearance by Keyboard Cat, this might be our favorite Love advent video yet. Watch it in full, below. {Love}

Alber Elbaz will reportedly collaborate with Converse
The former Lanvin creative director is said to be in talks to design a sneaker in collaboration with Converse, according to an anonymous source cited by WWD. The style, designed in Japan, will allegedly be unveiled in early 2017, so stay tuned. {WWD}

Hari Nef guest-edits the first “transversal style magazine”
The model-slash-actress is lending her editing chops to Candy, a Madrid-based magazine known for its celebration and open support of trans culture. “When I started Candy, it was rare to see all these representations in a magazine,” says publisher Luis Venegas, who enlisted Hari Nef as a guest editor for the glossy’s latest issue.“The way I see beauty, fashion, style is very much based on the people around me,” says Nef to BoF. “I’m inspired by them because of what we share, but also because of how we differ, and how they move forward in this industry with a point of view and an aesthetic that is completely different from mine.” {Business of Fashion}

Sweaty Betty introduces monogramming
The London-based activewear brand is allowing shoppers to personalize their workout gear with a monogram in bold silver block lettering. (In other words, your workout Instas just got a whole lot better.) The service is currently available at the brand’s new Melrose location in Los Angeles and at New York City’s location in Flatiron, and is complimentary with any leggings purchase. {Fashionista inbox}

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and honorary Cub Scout
The Duchess of Cambridge recently tagged along on a Cub Scout pack meeting in West Norfolk, England, clad in a cashmere turtleneck from Iris and Ink, skinny jeans from Zara and suede boots by Really Wild. Is there a badge for looking great on a budget? {WWD}

How the UK’s student visa cuts harm Central Saint Martins
Despite widespread protest, the British government has announced plans to slash international student visas in half. “Cuts to international student numbers don’t just reduce income – they also reduce the ideas we generate, our research, our global networks, and the business opportunities created as a result,” says Nigel Carrington, vice-chancellor at the University of the Arts London to Dazed. Sarah Gresty, BA fashion course leader at CSM, echoed the sentiment, adding that “The cultural impact of our international community is vital to our fashion school. Anything that would jeopardize the diversity and the opportunities here for international staff and students would be hugely regressive for us as a department.” {Dazed}

Marco Zanini teams up with Santoni
Fashion designer Marco Zanini, formerly of Schiaparelli, has joined Santoni to collaborate on a new seasonal collection under the label “Santoni edited by Marco Zanini,” which will debut during the fall 2017 women’s fashion week in Milan. The line will span menswear and women’s ready to wear, shoes and accessories and will be an entirely new addition to Santoni’s mainstay collection of shoe and accessories. {Fashionista inbox}

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December 15, 2016 at 09:22AM