How fashion brands are experimenting with resale

Resale platforms have been a major beneficiary of fashion’s recent push toward sustainability. In 2019 alone, the sneaker resale platform StockX achieved unicorn status, luxury consignors The RealReal went public, and Vestiaire Collective opened its first permanent bricks-and-mortar concession. And the data suggest this is more than a passing trend: the $7 billion luxury resale market is projected to grow to $11 billion by 2022, according to Cowen. But brands have largely been left to see their goods swapped in the aftermarket without any financial incentive to participate directly. Several labels also stay away over…

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How One Company Is Contributing To The Solution Of Reducing Fashion Waste

Climate change and eliminating plastic and waste in the ocean have been hot topics leading up to the Presidential primary. Plastic straws alone have caused such a stir that States are beginning to require restaurants to serve non-plastic-based straws. What about the fashion industry? Do consumers ever wonder what happens to the seasonal styles that are never purchased? Sheri Turnbow, Bespoke Southerly Founder, holding a color card for the photographer during the … [+] WILLIAM HEUBERGER According to Rubicon, fashion is the third highest-polluting industry in the world and microfibers from fabrics wind…

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Fashion landmark falls

Forever 21’s tag is sewed into the threads of millennial and gen-z fashion culture, and it has helped define trendy for the past decade. As a result, the brand fills many closets with $2 camisoles and $7 jeans. But the fast fashion giant, which many consumers assumed would be around forever, has filed for bankruptcy protection while it attempts to reorganize. A spokesperson said the company plans to close up to 200 U.S. stores in the process. At its peak in 2015, Forever 21 was operating 480 stores. But it…

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H&M’s CEO talks about a ‘terrible’ threat to the fashion industry

The growing trend of sustainable shopping is spurring change in the fashion world, and the head of fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz AB, or H&M, called the shift a “social” threat. H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson, the third in his family to hold the helm of the fast-fashion company, told Bloomberg that he was concerned about protests that encourage consumers to “‘stop doing things, stop consuming, stop flying.’” “Yes, that may lead to a small environmental impact, but it will have terrible social consequences,” Persson said. Fashion has taken heat in recent years for…

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How Two Female-Led Fashion Brands Are Mastering Responsible Production

Two female founders share their personal insights into responsible fashion manufacturing ahead of … [+] GETTY A new report from McKinsey shows that among mass-market apparel brands, only 1% of new products introduced during the first two quarters of this year were sustainably made. It’s a surprising finding, considering the same report showed online searches for ‘sustainable fashion’ have tripled since 2016. While consumer demand for responsibly-made apparel is on the rise, it seems that most retailers are dragging their feet when it comes to sustainability efforts. Of course, there are retailers within that 1%…

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How to Pull Off the 12 Biggest Fall Fashion Trends This Season

Dressing for fall doesn’t need to be complicated. You got some sweaters, some cords, a couple of jackets, maybe a tweed blazer? You’re pretty much good to go. But sometimes, choosing to make things complicated—shaking things up just because—is necessary. Even championship-winning teams sign new players in the offseason, right? Below, we’ve outlined a dozen unknown quantities worth introducing to your wardrobe (you might even call them “fall fashion trends”). Some are hot-off-the-press, advanced-level maneuvers; some are old standbys on the precipice of a comeback; all of ’em at least deserve a look.   If you’d rather skip…

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Maggie Q on sexist fight-scene fashion and her new clothing line

Having tackled badass roles in “Designated Survivor,” “Mission: Impossible III,” “Nikita” and more, Maggie Q knows her way around a fight scene — and won’t stand for productions that put its female stars in corseted costumes or high heels for combat. “It’s this male delusion-type thing; men think that women fight in heels,” the actress and activist, 40, told Page Six Style. “Listen, if you want to think that, I’m happy for men to think that. Whatever, you can live in your fantasy. But we don’t do that!” “You’re hired, and you…

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Hunks And Heroes: Four Decades of Fashion at GQ

Of all the meanings that can be expressed, perhaps none have yielded more insight into swift transitioning communication than image. The menswear fashion industry has paid particular attention to visual alarms set off by fashions creative editorial teams. Several basic principles of transition could be inferred from an editor’s perspective on culture, pop music, television and street style. In a word, style is that indefinable, enduring thing that is filtered differently by each unique individual. Style is a certain way of dressing, a distinctiveness of appearance. In fact, some individuals have…

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Burning issue: how fashion’s love of leather is fuelling the fires in the Amazon

Devastation … an Amazon blaze this week. Photograph: Joao Laet/AFP/Getty Images The level of destruction is almost impossible to fathom. About 41,000 fires have been recorded by scientists in the Brazilian Amazon since January, with more than half of those in the past three weeks – hence the apocalyptic headlines. Every minute, the equivalent of a football field and a half of the so-called lungs of the Earth is incinerated. The rainforest isn’t just totemic, we know that the future stability of the climate rests on preserving it. To be an onlooker…

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These are the biggest fashion labels that have endured the test of time

Remember German supermodel-host Heidi Klum’s tagline in Project Runway, “in fashion, one day you’re in, and the next you’re out”? These words are an accurate description when you’re talking about the fickle world of fashion. With ever-changing trends, its cyclical nature (i.e. resurgence of retro styles) and rise of social media, fashion labels can easily rise from obscurity but can equally quickly return to dust.   Here, we’re highlighting seven fashion labels that have impressively withstood the test of time and have hit the century mark — some even more.  …

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