Must Read: The Price Behind an Instagram Post, Inside the Slave Labor Camps of Fashion Brands

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Plus, Louis Vuitton's Nicolas Ghésquiere speaks out against Trump.

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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

The price behind an Instagram post
Because the influencer industry is still relatively new, there isn't a lot of information on how much an influencer should charge for certain posts. Exclusivity, usage rights and length of a campaign are all factors that may increase the price of an Instagram post, with the average price per post starting at $1,000 to $3,500. {The Huffington Post

Inside the slave labor camps of your favorite fashion brands
Slavery and indentured labor are, evidently, major resources for the fashion industry. It's reported that there are more than a million Uyghurs — a Muslim ethnic minority group living in China — forcibly held in internment camps and that American apparel brands are benefitting directly from them. {Fast Company}

Nicolas Ghesquière speaks out against Trump
After President Trump's visit to the new Louis Vuitton workshop in Texas on Oct. 17, the luxury brand's artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière spoke out on Instagram about his stance on the event. {The Cut}

Lanvin's sales growth shows turnaround is working 
Former Sandro executive Jean-Philippe Hecquet was named CEO of Lanvin in August 2018, shortly after the French fashion house was acquired by Chinese conglomerate Fosun International. Hecquet went on to name Bruno Sialelli as the creative director of women's and men's. The new team has produced a return on growth for the brand, with China accounting for 35-40% of sales. {Vogue Business}

Does New York City need Nordstrom?
Nordstrom's massive, seven-story, 320,000-square-foot women's store has landed in New York. The store, which opens to the public on Oct. 24, will be the first flagship in Manhattan after a two-decade-long search for the ideal location. Lately, we've witnessed the fall of the city's major department stores to bankruptcy, so many question whether it needs another giant one. {The Business of Fashion}

The traditional bridal industry has lost touch with millennials
There's a growing group of millennial women opting out of the traditional wedding dress to instead, don something a little more practical. So, designers have started to take note by disrupting dated bridal offerings with neat innovations, like pockets! {The Business of Fashion}

Indigenous textile makers are the fashion industry's latest victims
To no one's surprise, the fashion industry has yet another victim: The Oma people of Laos. The small indigenous group is known for weaving their own clothing and textiles, which most recently was plagiarized by Italian luxury brand Max Mara. Sadly, this isn't the first time luxury brands have appropriated designs from indigenous textile makers: Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Carolina Herrera have all been guilty. {Equal Times}

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