Rei Kawakubo has some things to say about increasing conservatism in fashion: during a rare interview with WWD she said "many parts of the media have created the situation where uninteresting fashion can thrive," and then, of the business end of fashion, that "it's weakening the power of creation." [via Fashionologie]
Bad news: Green Peace just released a study which showed that fast fashion companies -- in particular Levi's, Zara and Calvin Klein -- use a lot of cancer-causing dyes and fabrics. They're asking brands to ditch the harmful materials and be more transparent about their manufacturing process. We couldn't agree more. [via Fashionista]
Watch this new video featuring Iris Apfel and Ari Cohen for The Avant/Garde Diaries. Apfel talks about working in the White House, age-obsession in America, and her drug of choice (hint: it's caviar).
Rihanna wore menswear -- an Acne shirt and top with a Raf Simons coat, specifically -- to switch on the Westfield Stratford City Christmas lights yesterday in London. We'd hem the pants a bit, but other than that we're sold. [via The Cut]
Nightlife Awards nominee and Friend of PAPER Chloe Nørgaard is in the latest issue of Metal Magazine, shot by Enrique Badulescu. Nørgaard dons some punk outfits and generally looks great. Seriously, how do we get that hair? [via Fashion Gone Rogue]