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Must Read: Fashion Week Is Going Public, Chanel Delays Hong Kong Fashion Show

Plus, Christopher John Rogers to make his NYFW runway debut.

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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Fashion week is going public
Several New York designers are opening their shows to consumers this season — for a price. Endeavor Experiences, which owns New York Fashion Week-producer IMG, is selling about 200 tickets, split between Chromat, as well as Rag & Bone and The Blonds. Over in London, Self-Portrait, Alexachung and House of Holland are staging fashion shows for ticket buyers at 180 Strand, the official British Fashion Council show space. {Business of Fashion

Chanel delays Hong Kong fashion show
Chanel originally planned to show its Cruise 2019 collection in Hong Kong on Nov. 6, but ongoing social unrest in the city has caused the luxury label to postpone its fashion event. The brand’s president told WWD that the fashion house will wait for a “more appropriate moment.” {WWD

Christopher John Rogers to make his NYFW runway debut
On Saturday, Baton Rouge–born, Brooklyn-based designer Christopher John Rogers will stage his first formal runway show, thanks to sponsorship from IMG. Ahead of his big debut, the 25-year-old will be a guest at Tom Ford’s dinner for young designers and international press. He’s also a finalist in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition. WWD caught up with the buzzy talent to talk designing, working with retailers and running a business with a lot of help from friends. {WWD

YouTube continues to flirt with fashion 
To coincide with the start of fashion month and in a new attempt to court the style set, YouTube is introducing a feature that brings together fashion content on one web page. This way, you can watch Naomi Campbell shop at Whole Foods and see her walk a Valentino runway show all in one place. {The New York Times

BagSnob founder launches beauty brand
Tina Craig, known online as BagSnob, is the latest influencer to launch a beauty brand. In talking with Business of Fashion about the line, which is called UBeauty, she said what makes her products stand out is a molecule called the “siren.” Craig worked with scientists to create a two-step delivery system: the first is a serum base of ingredients like hyaluronic and lactic acid, oat extract and aloe vera, and the second – the “siren” – contains active ingredients that only get released when skin is exposed to external stressors, such as pollution. More potent glycolic acid, antioxidants, peptides and Vitamin C lay dormant until activated, so healthy skin isn’t pumped with unnecessary ingredients. The first product, a $148 resurfacing compound, goes on sale Nov. 1 on Net-a-Porter and TheUBeauty.com. {Business of Fashion

2009 changed everything for fashion 
In the last decade, New York fashion has become a lot less exciting. There’s less to see, European editors and retailers travel less to the city, and many headlining designers have decided to show off season or across the pond. So how did we get here? In a new piece for The Cut, Matthew Schneier sums up the strangeness of NYFW in post-recession 2009 and how it changed everything for fashion. {The Cut

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