Fashion’s False Promise of Resistance

I like clothes as much as the next person/woman. I make no claims of having transcended the desire for the material, and plead guilty to having ended an evening or ten browsing the “We Made Too Much” section of a certain athleisure company’s website. But I’m getting weary of the myth that people’s/women’s shopping habits are the path of most Resistance. This latest wave of merch-as-politics may have started with the Nasty Woman shirts, but now extends to banal, vaguely empowering expressions of all kinds. As Laura Craik writes at…

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Sydney cracks fashion’s biggest mystery, stages Faith Connexion’s first show

If one was to consider fashion as the Golden Girls, the official Fashion Week Australia would be the extroverted Blanche, and the inaugural MADE event is the whip smart, sassy Dorothy. The three-day fashion and skating festival kicked off at Carriageworks on Friday night with an exclusive premiere of The High Life: Slim Aarons, a documentary chronicling the life and work of the famed American photographer and his sun-drenched images. Skater Corbin Harris and model Jacquelyn Jablonski, wearing Faith Connexion will appear at the MADE fashion event in Sydney this weekend. Photo: Cole Bennetts…

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Is Fashion’s Love Affair With Washington Over?

On Wednesday, when Hillary Clinton stood in the New Yorker Hotel for her farewell speech, she did so in one of her signature Ralph Lauren pantsuits. Dark gray, with purple lapels and a matching purple shirt (and a matching purple tie for Bill Clinton), it underscored, as so many of her fashion choices did in the run-up to the election, a point: the way two colors/factions — red and blue — can unite to make something new. But it also symbolized, perhaps, the end of what might have been an…

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Fashion’s old guard are right to fear the blogger

Live by the sword, die by the sword. That’s what Vogue.com’s senior editors should be thinking at the moment. Ruefully, if they can do that without exacerbating wrinkles. Last week they were simply going about their business disparaging and belittling people – just a normal day at the office for those who professionally sit in judgment on what others are wearing – when they got a nasty shock. Let me explain. Apparently it’s just been Milan fashion week. I was surprised to hear that because it seems to me it’s always London fashion week….

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Future Lifestyle Fashions has raced past Shoppers Stop in retail sales Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/54284351.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

MUMBAI: Four years ago, Kishore Biyani was shunted out by both K Raheja Corp and Landmark Group when he approached them to merge his department store chain Central with Shoppers StopBSE -0.13 % and Lifestyle. The most embarrassing part, however, was when bankers refused to reveal the valuation that both retailers had quoted for Central. All they told Biyani was it was too low and insulting. The same year, he managed to find a suitor in Aditya Birla Group, but for his flagship chain Pantaloon. Biyani is now back with…

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