Must Read: Why Glossier Is Struggling Right Now, The Meaning Of Amy Schneider’s Pearl Necklace On ‘Jeopardy!’

These are the stories that are making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Why Glossier Is Struggling Right Now
On Jan. 26, Glossier laid off more than 80 employees, about a third of its workforce, and the company is in an apparent period of struggle, reports Business of Fashion’s Rachel Strugatz. Strugatz points to stagnant reporting, branding and innovation, the retail evolution of beauty, and a changing start-up and enterprise space as he examines how the company got to this point. {Business of Fashion}

How a Pearl Necklace Helped Amy Schneider Make History on ‘Jeopardy!’
“Danger!” Champion Amy Schneider spoke to Elle’s Rose Minutaglio about the significance of her signature pearl necklace — a gift from her friend — and how it helped her find confidence during her historic and impressive run on the show. “I’ve spent most of my life with my nose pressed against the glass, looking at dresses and shoes and jewelry that I couldn’t wear. When I transitioned and could finally let go, I was drawn to prettier, prettier things,” she says. schneider. “When I started thinking about what I would wear on ‘Jeopardy!’ (and this is thanks to years of therapy) I decided to dress for myself.” {Elle}

Farfetch takes over Violet Gray
Luxury fashion platform Farfetch announced plans to acquire beauty retailer Violet Gray on Friday. The details of the deal have not been disclosed. Violet Gray Founder Cassandra Gray will be a global beauty consultant in the Farfetch market, as well as co-founder of NGG Beauty, where she will incubate and accelerate new brands. {Fashionista Inbox}

Adidas x Ivy Park Launches ‘Ivy Heart’ For Valentine’s Day
Adidas x Ivy Park is launching a collection called “Ivy Heart”, inspired by love, in the run-up to Valentine’s Day. The line, which has a “gender-neutral sizing” across fashion styles, sportswear, footwear and accessories, will be available February 9 on and February 10 in select stores. The campaign (below) features models and personalities including Tyson Beckford, Karrueche Tran, Troye Sivan, Shu Pei and Naomi Watanabe. {Fashionista Inbox}


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