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New Formichetti x Uniqlo Line Debuts; Terry Richardson Styles Kids

Chanel Iman.
Chanel Iman.

• The Uniqlo Innovation Project, a collaboration between Nicola Formichetti and design executives at Uniqlo, bowed its second collection yesterday. [Racked]

• Terry Richardson styled some KIDS in this image, just for kicks. [Styleite]

Chanel Iman covers the new issue of L’Officiel Paris. [ONTD]

• British model Daisy Lowe made a special appearance during the Auslander show at Rio de Janeiro’s fashion week, but the Daily Mail reports “the audience didn’t seem to know or care who she was.” [Daily Mail UK]

• The FLOTUS turns 48 today. Happy Birthday, Michelle Obama!  [HuffPo]

• See the editorial accompanying Taylor Swift’s Vogue cover. [Vogue]

• American Eagle will open three stores in Tokyo this year. [WWD]

• Karl Lagerfeld heads to Tokyo in March to show the winter couture collection, open a pop-up shop, and debut an exhibition of Chanel jackets, all in an effort to reaffirm Chanel’s commitment to Japan. [WWD]

Burberry reported a 22 percent rise in its third-quarter revenues to $901.2 million from $737.9 million in the same period last year. [Reuters]

• In March, Karen Walker’s Hi There line will become available exclusively at Anthropologie stores. [Fashionologie]

Anais Pouliot, Ming Xi, and Kate King cover February’s issue of Vogue Russia. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

• The National Retail Federation predicts that retail sales will grow 3.4% to $2.53 trillion in 2012. [NYDN]

Former Cacharel creative director Cédric Charlier is starting his own collection with help from licensee Aeffe SpA. [WWD]

Giles Deacon designed prints for pieces in his pre-fall collection on his iPad. “I just do it with my finger. It sounds really retarded, but it’s super, super good fun,” says the designer. [Elle]

• See a preview of six dresses included in a Yves Saint Laurent retrospective exhibition that opens in March at the Denver Art Museum. [Fashionologie]

• Here’s an interview with rising menswear designer Umit Benan. He explains the meaning behind his tattoos — he has lots of them. [NYT]

New Uniqlo x Formichetti Line; Richardson’s Kids