How social media is making luxury fashion available to everyone

A number of shows at London Fashion Week trialled a system where clothes are made available for sale immediately after appearing on the catwalk. Gigi Hadid modelled the outfits she’d collaborated on with designer Tommy Hilfiger in Camden. The brand is one of five which used the “see now, buy now” model. It’s a big change for high fashion brands. They typically take six months to make collections available to buy but social media’s shifted all that. Image captionBella Hadid also walked the Hilfiger show, which was heavy with American…

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IS SOCIAL MEDIA ON THE TABLE IN 2020?

  . By Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS. There is a moment in Fahrenheit 451 when Clarisse, the affable teenager who lives next door to the firefighter Montag, pauses to essay about how fast society moves and what has been lost in the process. “I sometimes think drivers don’t know what grass is, or flowers, because they never see them slowly,” Clarisse says. “If you showed a driver a green blur, Oh yes! he’d say, that’s grass! A pink blur! That’s a rose garden! White blurs are houses. Brown blurs are cows. My…

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New social prescribing service benefits people with mental health conditions

The Rotherham Social Prescribing Mental Health Pilot was developed to help people with mental health conditions overcome the barriers which prevent discharge from secondary mental health care services. The 12-month pilot – which has now been extended to March 2017 – helps service users build and direct their own packages of support by encouraging them to access personalised services provided by local voluntary and community groups. The pilot was delivered in partnership by Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) and a group of local voluntary sector organisations…

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Social Seen: Cat Café and Fashion With Compassion

Codie McLachlan hits some of our city’s best bashes to snap photos for our weekly Social Seen column. He is an Edmonton photojournalist. Email your event suggestions to [email protected] or tweet Codie at @fotocodie. Follow Codie on Instagram (@fotocodie) and Facebook (facebook.com/fotocodie) Cat Café Where: Galerie CAVA When: Oct. 22 Who: Aaron Getz and Sarah Hoyles along with Zoe’s Animal Rescue and SAFE Team What: A pop-up café featuring cats and kittens Featuring: 15 adoptable cats and kittens along with locally roasted coffee from Transcend   Fashion With Compassion Gala Where: Shaw Conference Centre When: Oct. 27 What: Fashion show fundraiser…

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Fashion world balance of power shifts to social media superstars in Milan

The most powerful women of the catwalk circuit are no longer to be found on the front row or in the industry boardrooms – but on the catwalks themselves. A tiny elite of models who have become social media superstars wield influence and commercial clout the like of which the supermodels of the 1990s could only have dreamed of. Milan fashion week has long been ruled by luxury brands, but this week a new brand leapfrogged Prada and Gucci to dominate coverage: that of 21-year-old Gigi Hadid, whose stratospheric rise…

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Literacy vital for democratic, social, and economic development

To mark the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, governments and organisations around the world are mobilising to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities, and societies.   In light of this year’s theme, “Reading the Past, Writing the Future”, UNESCO has reiterated that literacy is an essential element ofSustainable Development Goal 4. This aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. The vision of literacy is aligned with lifelong learning opportunities with special focus on youth and adults. EI: Importance…

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This Upside Down Cafe In Germany Is Really Trippy & Has Become A Rage On Social Media

After seeing the optical illusion of the world’s steepest street, Baldwin Street in New Zealand, we thought we’d seen it all. But that’s the interesting thing about this world, just when you think you’ve seen it all, it brings a better and crazier thing to you. And the Earth is full of such crazy things. Like this cafe in Wertheim, Germany, called the Toppels’ House. It’s owned by a fictitious family, the Toppels, who were clearly very high when building this place. Why? Because they mixed up the ceiling and…

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