The Roundup: February 15

The Roundup: February 15

THE MOST IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY, THROUGH THE LENS OF V

THE MOST IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY, THROUGH THE LENS OF V

The Star Wars mania was dying down, but only momentarily. Today, Disney sent out a press release and announcement video  giving fans more details about the filming that begins this week for Episode VIII. As if filming wasn't enough, Benecio del Toro, Kelly Marie Tran, and favorite Laura Dern have all joined the cast in unspecified roles. Watch the new teaser above. (via Forbes)

Beth Ditto’s new plus-size clothing line comes out today! Ditto moves into her designer role after a recent t-shirt collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier, and a spot in Marc Jacobs's S/S '16 ad campaign. The clothes introduce 21 different and unapologetic designs for the fashion-oriented plus-sized woman, ranging from U.S. sizes 14-25. You can now purchase clothing on bethditto.comselfridges.com, or in-store at Sefridges.

More and more musicians continue to pay tribute to David Bowie in honor of the singer's life and career. The most recent addition? Beck and the surviving members of Nirvana. The artists came together to perform Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World” at Clive Davis’s annual pre-gala Grammys show last night. (via Pitchfork)

Last year, Uniqlo announced that Muslim designer Hana Tajima would be collaborating with the brand on a modest collection for customers. The clothes were originally only released throughout Southeast Asia, but the success of the line has prompted a second collaboration that will be available in the U.S., as well. The spring collection launches on February 26 through Uniqlo’s online store. (via Fashionista)

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