12 Mind-Blowing Facts That’ll (Hopefully) Change the Way You Think About Fashion

A few weeks ago, a broad circle of fashion insiders gathered in Copenhagen to discuss solutions to the environmental and ethical problems plaguing the apparel industry. The Copenhagen Fashion Summit brought designers — like Prabal Gurung and Public School’s Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow — together with editors, production experts and various Corporate Social Responsibility types, many of whom spoke at special seminars and lectures on sustainability, ethical manufacturing and corporate responsibility. Meanwhile, the Boston Consulting Group and the Global Fashion Agenda debuted Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2017, the first-ever publication analyzing and critiquing…

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Kate! Naomi! Bella! The Best Runway Looks From Last Night’s Fashion for Relief Fundraiser

Last night, Naomi Campbell brought her annual Fashion for Relief runway show and fundraiser to the Cannes Film Festival. Per usual, the casting rivaled that of a major Paris Fashion Week show, with supers like Kate Moss, Heidi Klum, and Erin O’Connor walking alongside Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Maria Borges. Unlike a typical fashion show, of course, the models wore looks by a variety of designers—Versace, Alexander McQueen, and Azzedine Alaïa were just a few who donated dresses for the occasion, which raised funds for Save the Children. Clicking…

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Meet The Fashion Student: Greg Dugdale

With SCAD FASHWKND just days away, we chatted with seniors about their fashion inspirations. Here, meet Greg Dugdale. “I decided to go into fashion because I couldn’t stop creating,” Dugdale says. “Every weekend, from about fifth grade to now, I’ve work on something [that’s] art or fashion.”  Dugdale’s collection exudes a colorful, enthusiastic feel you might expect from a beloved kid’s book character (he’s a self-professed Amelia Bedelia fan, after all), but his intricate manufacturing is all art-school finesse. “The most common materials I work with are cotton and denim, but I love…

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Finally, Some More Intel On Alexa Chung’s Fashion Collection

Alexa Chung may have provided plenty of fashion inspiration for us with her own #OOTDs over the years, whether that involves overalls, frilly tops, or Mary Janes. She’s also paired up with plenty of fashion brands over the years, from creating collections with AG and Madewell, to consulting for the likes of Superga and Marks & Spencer. But soon, her very own collection, called Alexachung, also might charm its way into your closet. We first heard about Chung’s line in July, though details about the official drop date or aesthetic…

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Welcome to Open Thread, Our New Fashion Newsletter

This year should be particularly jaw-dropping, since the exhibit the gala celebrates is a one-woman show dedicated to Rei Kawakubo, the founder of the Japanese brand Comme des Garçons, and only the second living designer ever to be granted a retrospective at the museum. (The first was Yves Saint Laurent, in 1983.) Ms. Kawakubo’s work challenges all conventional notions of beauty, femininity and the way garments are constructed; she dares to go where most designers — and, frankly, people — do not. Once, I talked to her backstage after a…

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Next Bay Fashion Sunday is this weekend

Milani The next Amarula Mandela Bay Fashion Sunday is this weekend, on Sunday April 23 at 2pm at the Roof Garden Bar in Chapel Street in Central Port Elizabeth. This weekend Milani, Style Credits, Zuko Couture, VJJ’s Jungle, Royal Highness Couture, Khanya Matolengwe, Dalton Smith and Jo Ann Moses will show their garments. For the audience, the dress code is “Nerd is the New Sexy”. source”cnbc”

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LONDON, United Kingdom — “Fashion immediacy.” “See now, buy now.”

LONDON, United Kingdom — “Fashion immediacy.” “See now, buy now.” “Instant fashion.” Whatever you call it, the concept of presenting a designer collection that can be purchased — and delivered — immediately after its runway debut was once heralded as the high fashion’s antidote to sweeping disruption. For years, the traditional designer fashion model has been under attack from a variety of players, including “cheap chic” fast-fashion behemoths delivering on-the-nose trends at record speed; contemporary brands fusing luxury-like image and customer service with slick back-end operations and lower price points;…

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Are Fashion Memes the New Fashion Emojis? Gucci Says Yes

  Flash back to the halcyon days of 2016 and you’ll remember that there was once a time when emojis were fashion’s favorite digital trend. Chanel incorporated the symbols into its Fall 2016 collection, Versace released a sticker pack of Medusa-inspired smiley faces, and Acne Studios produced not one but two collections of sweaters and knits with the cheeky graphics. Add the ubiquity of Kimojis to the mix, and it seemed that the cute figures had become the official digital shorthand for fashionable folks. But like all worlds, fashion keeps…

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LAUNCH DAY! BIGGEST NAMES IN FASHION TIED UP IN KNOTS FOR ELEPHANTS

In September Save the Elephants launched a global social media campaign to raise money for the Elephant Crisis Fund called #KnotOnMyPlanet. We co-founded the Elephant Crisis Fund with the Wildlife Conservation Network to support the most innovative and urgent actions by a coalition of organisations dedicated to ending elephant poaching. To date we’ve supported 40 partners in more than 100 projects and have had some great successes, but big challenges remain. In partnership with leaders across the fashion industry, the Clinton Global Initiative, and Tiffany &Co, we have launched the #KnotOnMyPlanet campaign in homage to one of the…

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This Fashion Editor Will Help You Shop Like a Style Insider

When Booth Moore graduated from high school, she didn’t want a car or a EuroRail pass, like most of her friends. Instead, she wanted a southwestern-style blanket coat with silver buttons from Ralph Lauren. She didn’t just want to acquire the coat—she wanted to go buy it herself at the Ralph Lauren Mansion on Madison Avenue. As another graduation gift, one of Moore’s friends drew a picture of her wearing that jacket on the cover of the erstwhile YM magazine, where she interned one summer in high school. To this day, the jacket…

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