Must Read: Lindsay Lohan Stars in Crocs x MCM Campaign, Gap Inc. Signs Pakistan Accord

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Plus, where are U.S. consumers shopping?


These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Lindsay Lohan stars in Crocs x MCM campaign

MCM and Crocs joined forces to create a Mega Crush Clog, and Lindsay Lohan is the face of it. Retailing at $450, the shoe comes in two colorways, both of which are adorned with metal Jibbitz and a belt bag that can double as a bracelet. You can shop them here, and see the campaign starring LiLo below. {Fashionista inbox}

Gap Inc. signs Pakistan Accord

On Thursday, Gap Inc. joined the Pakistan Accord, an agreement between global unions and retailers to protect garment workers and ensure factory safety. It’s the 65th brand to sign onto the Accord since it began in December 2022, marking progress among European and North American retailers in regards to worker safety after the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse that killed 1,100 workers, Sourcing Journal‘s Mayu Saini writes. {Sourcing Journal}

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Where are U.S. consumers shopping?

Move over, NYC and LA — Dallas and Orlando are the new fashion hotspots, Cathaleen Chen reports in Business of Fashion, as are suburbs, which now have more coveted real estate compared to urban properties, according to CBRE. While overall retail sales in the U.S. grew this June (0.2% to be exact), luxury has underperformed, with shoppers spending in the activewear and fast-fashion spaces. {Business of Fashion/paywalled}

Top fashion schools are incorporating AI into curriculums

As digital fashion expands and AI anxieties continue, some fashion schools are facing these issues head-on by incorporating it into the curriculum, Bethanie Ryder writes for Jing DailyParsons School of Design partnered with Roblox on a 3D digital fashion runway, while ESMOD launched a “Meta-Wear” course where students learn how to use Clo 3D, Blender and other programs. “Artificial intelligence will be equally important in delivering a more immersive future, so it’s inevitable that students will need to engage with those tools,” Matthew Drinkwater, head of the Fashion Innovation Agency at London College of Fashion, said. {Jing Daily

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