Models.com’s The Graduates Series is Here, Angelica Cheung Out at Vogue and more of the news you missed

EIC Angelica Cheung to Leave Vogue China
After more than a decade and a half, editor-in-chief Angelica Cheung will be leaving her position as Vogue China. The founding editor’s last day will be December 8, which was the exact date she started at the Chinese Vogue outpost 16 years ago. No successor has been named but Anna Wintour, who oversees the global content direction, will work closely with the recently appointed head of Conde Nast China, Li Li, and Denise Suen, the current managing editor at Vogue China to ensure a smooth transition. On her transition WWD reports Cheung’s official statement as, “Saying goodbye is never easy, but it was also never my plan to stay this long…I could not have done it without my diligent and dedicated team. They have been a big part of my life and I will forever treasure our bond and friendship. Huge thanks to everyone who has helped and supported me over the years.”

Woolmark Prize Finalists Announced
The International Woolmark Prize—one of the only fashion prizes not canceled this year due to covid—has announced its 2020 finalists. In the young designers in the running to win $200,000 AUD and the opportunity to be sold by retailers worldwide areMatty Bovan and Bethany Williams from the UK; Kenneth Ize from Nigeria; Lecavalier from Canada; Casablanca from France; and Thebe Magugu from South Africa. The winner will be announced in February 2021 after each finalist shows a collection made from Merino wool. [BoF]

Farfetch to Showcase African Talent
Luxury e-commerce retailer Farfetch has teamed up with NY showroom/retailer The Folklore to bring African fashion to the masses. The Folklore has been distributing pieces from African fashion labels since 2018, and brings with it labels like Tokyo James and William Opko, as well as other Black-owned fashion brands from across South, West and North Africa. [BoF]

Travis Scott Teams Up with Parsons to Give Back
Musician Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation is linking with Parsons School of Design for a fashion program that will benefit high schoolers looking to get into fashion. Young students from across the country will be able to sign up for online courses for certification, taught by Parsons’ instructors and get access to an incubator program. [VOGUE]

Models.com’s The Graduates Series is Here
It’s been a hard year for the entire world but so many models still made a major impact this year, promoting themselves from our Hot List to the Top 50. Shot by Adrienne Raquel, this year’s The Graduates subjects were shot via Zoom from their hometowns all around the world. Parts 1-3 featuring Lila Moss, Eniola Abioro, and Lina Zhang are here but who else is on the list? Tune in at the top of the next week for parts 4 and 5 of our annual series celebrating the rising names to know!

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