The White Issue: Has Anna Wintour’s Diversity Push Come Too Late?

Vogue’s September issue celebrated Black culture and contributors. But some employees say the magazine’s powerful editor fostered a workplace that sidelined women of color.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bon-appetit-magazine, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #fashion-and-apparel, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #models-professional, #race-and-ethnicity, #vanity-fair, #vogue, #wintour-anna

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Former Milly Designer Michelle Smith Has a New Line, and a New Life

With her husband, Michelle Smith built a successful clothing brand on the idea of demure femininity. Then she ripped up her life.

#content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #griffith-stacey-1968, #milly, #smith-michelle, #soulcycle-llc

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The Newest Thing in Fashion? Old Clothes

Disposability is no longer chic. A new magazine joins a host of big brands in exploring the joys of upcycling.

#display-copy-magazine, #fashion-and-apparel, #magazines, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #shopping-and-retail, #sustainable-living, #thrift-shops, #upcycling, #your-feed-fashion

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A Centuries-Old Korean Style Gets an Update

The hanbok, a traditional form of Korean dress, is being embraced by K-pop stars and adapted by innovative designers.

#blackpink-music-group, #bts-music-group, #exo-music-group, #fashion-and-apparel, #k-pop, #shinee-music-group

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The Improbable, Slightly Surreal Plan to Save Fashion’s Printed Matter

The new International Library for Fashion Research in Oslo, the brainchild of a fashion odd couple, has very big ambitions.

#advertising-and-marketing, #archives-and-records, #art, #book-trade-and-publishing, #fashion-and-apparel, #international-library-for-fashion-research, #klein-steven-mark, #libraries-and-librarians, #olsen-elise-by, #oslo-norway, #your-feed-fashion

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The British Design Legend Known for Tailoring With a Twist

On the occasion of his label’s 50th anniversary, Paul Smith talks about some of the inspirations behind his singular aesthetic.

#fashion-and-apparel, #london-england, #paul-smith-fashion-label, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #smith-paul-1946

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We Watched It All: Fashion Week in Quarantine

Two Styles reporters look back on the fashion season that was. Spoiler: It was weirder than usual.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #milan-fashion-week, #paris-fashion-week

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Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Hearing Style: What It Means

In the pageantry of the Senate confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court nominee, image becomes evidence.

#barrett-amy-coney, #fashion-and-apparel, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-fashion

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Is It Street Wear or Is It Art?

The hottest new street wear label in Los Angeles is more like a personal art project.

#abloh-virgil, #fashion-and-apparel, #gallery-dept, #jeans-apparel, #los-angeles-calif, #shopping-and-retail, #thomas-josue

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Marc Jacobs Has a Very Busy Personal Assistant

Among the many tasks of Nick Newbold, the designer’s personal assistant? Shooting a documentary about their lives during all of … this.

#fashion-and-apparel, #jacobs-marc, #marc-jacobs-international-llc, #newbold-nick

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Karen Elson on Body Shaming, Nudity and Speaking Up for Herself

In a new autobiography, the model pulls back the curtain on her career.

#elson-karen, #fashion-and-apparel, #models-professional, #photography, #sexual-harassment, #the-red-flame-book, #weight, #your-feed-fashion

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Dogs Once Made Pretty Nice Wool Blankets, Too

Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest once bred dogs in large numbers and sheared them for wool.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #british-columbia-canada, #dogs, #fashion-and-apparel, #indigenous-people, #journal-of-anthropological-archaeology, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #research, #textiles, #vancouver-island-british-columbia, #washington-state, #wool-and-woolen-goods, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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The Gender Reveal That Doesn’t

Gender, sexuality and even biology are in play as men’s wear says bye-bye to the binary.

#browne-thom, #fashion-and-apparel, #gender, #loewe-sa, #marni-group, #men-and-boys, #mens-fashion-week, #owens-rick, #prada-spa

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New York City Shopping Inches Back. No Store Required.

Secondhand and independent clothing sellers take to the streets.

#brooklyn-nyc, #chelsea-manhattan-ny, #dumbo-brooklyn-ny, #fashion-and-apparel, #flea-markets, #greenpoint-brooklyn-ny, #shopping-and-retail

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The Glorious Absurdity of Paris Fashion

Balenciaga was great, Chanel was lumpy, and Thom Browne had spaceships.

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Kenzo Takada, Who Brought Japanese Fashion to the World, Dies at 81

He planned to stay in Paris for six months but stayed 56 years, becoming known for bold, exuberant prints. He died of the novel coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #fashion-and-apparel, #kenzo, #paris-fashion-week, #takada-kenzo, #your-feed-fashion

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Amid a Fashion Month Like No Other, Scenes of a Not-So-Distant Past

The industry has been quick to adapt to the realities of making and showing clothes during a pandemic, but that doesn’t mean the community and the pageantry aren’t missed.

#browne-thom, #fashion-and-apparel, #johnson-ulla, #milan-fashion-week, #models-professional, #new-york-fashion-week, #versace-donatella, #wu-jason

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How Many Lives Can a Fashion Brand Have?

Sonia Rykiel gets ready for yet another reinvention.

#dayan-eric, #dayan-michael-fashion-executive, #e-commerce, #fashion-and-apparel, #luxury-goods-and-services, #shopping-and-retail, #sonia-rykiel-cdm

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The Very Right-Now Allure of Going to Extremes

Rick Owens and Loewe embrace the surreality of the moment, and it looks great. Dries Van Noten clears the air.

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Rihanna Talks About Her Fenty Show

Savage x Fenty is back for another body-positive bash — now with men’s underwear and a meditation on sexuality.

#savage-x-fency-show-vol-2movie, #fashion-and-apparel, #lingerie-and-underwear, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rihanna, #savage-x-fenty-fashion-label, #your-feed-fashion

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The Incredible Whiteness of the Museum Fashion Collection

In the small group of high-culture institutions that venerate the art of fashion, Black designers have been largely overlooked.

#art, #black-people, #discrimination, #fashion-and-apparel, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #musee-des-arts-decoratifs, #musee-galliera, #museums, #race-and-ethnicity, #textiles, #victoria-and-albert-museum, #your-feed-fashion

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Who’s a Fashion Victim Now?

Thoughts on how to escape that fate from Dior, Thebe Magugu and Marine Serre.

#anrealage-co-ltd, #chiuri-maria-grazia, #christian-dior-sa, #extinction-rebellion, #fashion-and-apparel, #magugu-thebe, #paris-fashion-week, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #serre-marine, #your-feed-fashion

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In Milan, Fashion Tries to Go Back to Normal. What Does That Even Mean?

Some unconventional ideas from Moschino and Marni, plus real catwalks with real models at Valentino and Versace. And an octopus guest star.

#armani-giorgio-spa, #fashion-and-apparel, #marni-group, #milan-italy, #milan-fashion-week, #moschino-spa, #valentino-fashion-group-spa, #versace-gianni-spa, #your-feed-fashion

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Keith Hufnagel, Pro Skateboarder and Entrepreneur, Dies at 46

He soared over treacherous streets on his board before opening a streetwear store that grew into the popular brand Huf.

#deaths-obituaries, #fashion-and-apparel, #huf-worldwide-llc, #hufnagel-keith-1974-2020, #skateboarding, #sneakers

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The Belgian Rose Garden That Inspires Two Fashion Designers

In Antwerp, the mother-daughter duo behind Bernadette spend quality time at their Provençal-style family home.

#2020-t-design, #antwerp-belgium, #becdg-ltd-bernadette, #de-geyter-bernadette, #de-geyter-charlotte, #fashion-and-apparel, #gardens-and-gardening, #interior-design-and-furnishings

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Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada Make Civil Discourse Look Lovely

In the first big show of Milan Fashion Week, a Prada co-creative debut gives everyone something to chew on. Plus the pasta connection at Fendi.

#fashion-and-apparel, #fendi-spa, #fendi-silvia, #milan-italy, #milan-fashion-week, #prada-spa, #prada-miuccia, #simons-raf, #your-feed-fashion

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Batsheva Makes a Top (or a Dress!) From a Pillowcase

The Designer D.I.Y. series returns with a sleeveless look for the last stretches of summer, from the pioneer woman of modern prairie dresses.

#batsheva-fashion-label, #do-it-yourself, #fashion-and-apparel, #hay-batsheva, #sewing

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Surviving Fashion’s Summer From Hell

Tibi is giving pandemic-era lessons in personal style, and finding new paths forward for its business.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dresses, #e-commerce, #fashion-and-apparel, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #smilovic-amy, #tibi-llc

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The Meaning of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Lace Collar

Also, a signature. And a symbol, with all sorts of meanings woven into each choice.

#collars, #fashion-and-apparel, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #lace, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #your-feed-fashion

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London Fashion Week Gives Good TV

The videofication of collections continues apace. Worth watching: Gareth Pugh, Christopher Kane and Erdem, to name a few.

#fashion-and-apparel, #halpern-fashion-label, #kane-christopher-1982, #london-england, #london-fashion-week, #moralioglu-erdem, #pugh-gareth, #your-feed-fashion

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Can Luxury Fashion Ever Regain Its Luster?

The industry is trying to reach customers amid a severe global recession that has brought mass layoffs and plunging sales. Traditional fashion weeks might be out of step.

#amazon-com-inc, #arnault-antoine, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #farfetch-com, #fashion-and-apparel, #ferragamo-salvatore-italia-spa, #luxury-goods-and-services, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #neves-jose, #new-york-fashion-week, #shopping-and-retail

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Find Yourself a Tailor. It’s Not Fancy, It’s Freeing.

When you start to think of clothes as things that can be altered, the way you see them changes.

#fashion-and-apparel, #northern-ireland, #seamstresses-and-tailors, #thrift-shops

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Are Exotic Skins Out of Fashion?

Covid-19 may be the tipping point when it comes to crocodile, python, ostrich, and clothes.

#agriculture-and-farming, #alligators, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #biodiversity, #convention-on-international-trade-in-endangered-species, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #fur, #kering-sa, #luxury-goods-and-services, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #minks-animals, #people-for-the-ethical-treatment-of-animals, #phillips-van-heusen-corporation, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #reptiles, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-fashion

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Collar: A Pointed History

Also, a signature. And a symbol, with all sorts of meanings woven into each choice.

#collars, #fashion-and-apparel, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #lace, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #your-feed-fashion

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Christian Siriano and Tom Ford Have an Unexpected Mind-Meld

The two designers brought New York Fashion Week to a close with a shared idea: Fashion should make you smile.

#collina-strada-fashion-label, #fashion-and-apparel, #ford-tom, #new-york-city, #new-york-fashion-week, #siriano-christian

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A Saint Laurent Jacket That Defies Expectations

Yves Saint Laurent forever changed women’s fashion with his iconic Le Smoking tuxedo. A new take by Anthony Vaccarello feels just as fresh.

#dietrich-marlene, #fashion-and-apparel, #saint-laurent-yves, #uniforms, #women-and-girls, #yves-saint-laurent

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That Mushroom Motorcycle Jacket Will Never Go Out of Style

Leather goods made of fungi are versatile and sustainable, a new study finds.

#fashion-and-apparel, #fungi, #leather-and-leather-goods, #nature-sustainability-journal, #plastics, #research, #textiles, #your-feed-innovation, #your-feed-science

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Tale of a Classic SoHo Loft

An artist who bought a loft on West Broadway for $15,000 in 1972 sells it for $2.4 million and retires to her home borough of Queens.

#fashion-and-apparel, #jeans-apparel, #lofts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #soho-manhattan-ny

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Breezy, Colorful Pieces to Make Summer Feel Longer

A roundup of early fall essentials, from airy dresses to cozy crocheted knits, that will ease the seasonal transition.

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Fall Fashion With Personality

The season’s standout looks have character — whether they’re flashy, buttoned-up or uniform-inspired.

#brioni-fashion-label, #burberry, #calvin-klein-inc, #charvet-place-vendome, #christian-dior-sa, #fashion-and-apparel, #gucci, #polo-ralph-lauren-corp, #prada-spa, #yves-saint-laurent

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Saying Goodbye to Century 21

A chaotic but cherished store that sold designer clothing at half off or more.

#bankruptcies, #century-21-stores, #discount-selling, #fashion-and-apparel, #field-patricia, #financial-district-manhattan-ny, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional

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Why a Designer Held a Fashion Show on a Small New York City Island

Though she is known for her globally inspired collections, this season Ulla Johnson paid tribute to her hometown and its endless resilience.

#fashion-and-apparel, #johnson-ulla, #roosevelt-island-manhattan-ny, #roosevelt-franklin-d-four-freedoms-park-manhattan-ny

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5 Emerging Designers to Watch This Season

It’s an uncertain time in fashion, but these rising talents will show their collections one way or another.

#cheng-olivia-fashion-designer, #dalah-jordan, #do-peter, #fashion-and-apparel, #litzen-erik, #rasmussen-anne-isabella, #yang-samuel-guidon

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What Happened at New York’s First Pandemic Fashion Show?

Jason Wu tests out the runway’s new normal.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #fashion-shows, #models-professional, #new-york-fashion-week, #spring-studios-manhattan-ny, #tribeca-manhattan-ny, #wu-jason

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U.S. Restricts Chinese Apparel and Tech Products, Citing Forced Labor

The new restrictions, announced Monday, fall short of a broader ban on cotton and tomatoes from Xinjiang that the administration was poised to announce last week.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cotton, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #international-trade-and-world-market, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations

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Pearls Are a Boy’s Best Friend

For men, the pearl necklace represents both the unraveling and buttressing of gender norms.

#fashion-and-apparel, #pearls, #styles-harry

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On the Eve of New York Fashion Week, What’s Next?

Four fashion insiders debate the questions swirling around shows, clothes and race.

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Travis Scott Meets McDonald’s (It’s Lit!)

A partnership between the rapper and the fast-food chain is a melding of the merchandising minds.

#advertising-and-marketing, #fashion-and-apparel, #fast-food-industry, #mcdonalds-corporation, #rap-and-hip-hop, #scott-travis-1992

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Back to School With Tan France

The “Queer Eye” star has a lot to teach us about dressing.

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Century 21, Fabled New York Bargain Destination, Is Closing

The retailer, famous for offering designer goods at discount prices, said it had failed to receive $175 million from its insurers and would close its 13 locations.

#bankruptcies, #century-21-stores, #fashion-and-apparel, #shopping-and-retail

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