This Week in Fashion: Levi's Says Stop Washing Your Jeans, CFDA Announces Best Instagrammer Award, and More

Plus: Maison Martin Margiela's next big sneaker collaboration, blue tuxedos become the new black, and Abercrombie's scaled-back new image.
The week's top stories in fashion news.

  • Levi's CEO Chip Bergh hasn't washed his jeans in a year, and—for the sake of sustainability—he suggests you wait just as long before throwing yours into the rinse cycle. "These jeans have yet to see a washing machine," he told an audience at Fortune magazine's Brainstorm Green conference this week. "I have yet to get a skin disease." (CNN)

  • Maison Martin Margiela's collaboration with Converse was a partnership so nice, they're going to do it twice. The two brands will deliver another edition of their white-painted leather sneakers to stores starting today. (Converse)

  • The fashion community's relationship with Instagram got even more intense this week when the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced that it will name an Instagrammer of the Year at the annual CFDA Awards next month. You can even vote for your favorite of the eight finalists online. Check out the nominees for inspiration on how to up your own 'Gram game. (WWD)

  • Our eyes glaze over every time we hear that something is "the new black," but the argument that navy has replaced black as the preferred color for tuxedos is actually credible. "Why be so literal?" asked Calvin Klein menswear designer Italo Zuchelli in a recent article that explores the preponderance of blue eveningwear. "If you know the rules, you can bend the rules and interpret them your way." (The New York Times)

  • That said, black might actually be the new black at Abercrombie, whose embattled CEO Mike Jeffries finally got the message that his business needs to change after the company's board gave him a whopping 72 percent pay cut last week. The brand is going to start making dark-colored clothing, minimizing its oversize logos, and turning down the thumping bass music that can often make your local mall feel like a nightclub. (Bloomberg)

—Details associate online style editor Justin Fenner

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Image courtesy of Levi's.
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