Fashion

Is Ethical, Democratized Fashion Possible? – Forward

Monday, May 01, 2017

Is Ethical, Democratized Fashion Possible? May 1, 2017 by Phoebe Maltz Bovy Getty Images Forever 21 opens in Tokyo. It can sometimes seem, to the cynical, that “ethical fashion” is merely a way for those who can afford to spend $600 on a dress to feel not just chic but noble (as in ethical, not as in aristocratic, although maybe that as well) for their purchase. And yet even those…

Met Gala to honour Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo – BBC News

Monday, May 01, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images The stars of the entertainment and fashion worlds will be descending on New York on Monday evening for the annual Met Gala. Each year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art ball – the biggest night of New York’s social calendar – has a different costume theme, and this time round, will be honouring Japanese fashion legend Rei Kawakubo. The fundraising gala kicks off a special exhibition on…

Anti-Agency London is championing diversity, the next fashion frontier – Metro

Monday, May 01, 2017

(Picture: James Drew) Fashion is very much having a diversity moment. Previously an industry exclusively reserved for promoting the careers of prepubescent, caucasian stick insects, designers and creatives are now increasingly looking to broaden their aesthetic horizons. Ikea issued a glorious response to that £1,600 Balenciaga blue bag It’s undoubtedly a positive development but at times, it can feel a little forced and a little false. Creatives know that the…

From Fashion To Crafts: How To Change Careers – Vogue.co.uk

Monday, May 01, 2017

A few weeks ago I went to a dinner party. Nice to meet you. Yada yada. And then came the inevitable question. “And what do you do?”, asked the lady to my left as she sucked up a noodle. “I am a fashion writer and a ceramic artist,” I answered. “Oooh,” her eyes widened, “Like in Ghost! Tell me everything!” ADVERTISEMENT Ceramics can never escape the brilliance of that 1990s…

Behind the label: Clothing project inspires North Eugene students to … – NRToday.com

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Ninth-grade students at North Eugene High School have a new appreciation for their clothes after studying globalization through the lens of fast fashion. Fast fashion refers to mass produced, quickly made clothing inspired by current fads. Clothes often are made with cheap materials and sold at low cost, attracting consumers to buy more of the products. The 14- and 15-year-old students in Clair Wiles’ ninth-grade social…

Fashion Revolution Week educates people on the origins of their clothing – Florida Flambeau

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Fashion Revolution Week takes the time to educate the public on the truth behind their clothing.(Photo: Chris Wilkinson/FSView) Do you know where your clothes come from? Do you know whether or not your clothes were made with the best, most environmentally friendly fabrics or if they were made in the best working environments? The answers to these questions could be yes, no or maybe and it does not affect the…

Forget about the knockoff Ikea bag and those faux muddy jeans. Discover why bold African prints are fashion’s real … – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, April 30, 2017

One of the first things you’ll likely learn when you visit the new exhibition at the Fowler Museum at UCLA is that the story of African fashion is the story of fashion worldwide and through the ages. The museum organized “African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style” to illustrate the origins, significance and globe-trotting history of these colorful designs. The exhibition has sections on history of the…

Will Ferrell crashed Samantha Bee’s WHCD party in hilarious fashion — and pulled out an old character – TheBlaze.com

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Comedian Will Ferrell crashed Samantha Bee’s “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” party in Washington D.C., on Saturday, where the actor reprised his famed impression of former President George W. Bush. “How to do you like me now,” Ferrell begins after he walked out to the official presidential music while taking a drag from a cigarette. “The prodigal son returns,” he added. “Quick presidential update: I’m doing quite well, thank…

How to donate used clothing and items responsibly – Globalnews.ca

Sunday, April 30, 2017

It’s spring in much of Canada now, and for lots of people, that means spring cleaning. And as you clear your home of clutter, you might have some old clothes, toys or furniture that could go to someone in need. But donating used items is more complicated than you might think. Although the recent conviction of a Salvation Army warehouse director for selling donated toys on the side is a…

Behind the label: Clothing project inspires North Eugene students to be conscientious shoppers – NRToday.com

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Ninth-grade students at North Eugene High School have a new appreciation for their clothes after studying globalization through the lens of fast fashion. Fast fashion refers to mass produced, quickly made clothing inspired by current fads. Clothes often are made with cheap materials and sold at low cost, attracting consumers to buy more of the products. The 14- and 15-year-old students in Clair Wiles’ ninth-grade social…

Fashion: Power lines – Daily Mail

Sunday, April 30, 2017

By Emily Dawes For You Magazine and Lucy Coghlan For You Magazine Published: 20:02 EDT, 29 April 2017 | Updated: 20:02 EDT, 29 April 2017 e-mail Spring’s key silhouette is a sleek take on 80s super-shoulders and seriously cinched waists.  Blazer, £275, Reiss. trousers, £150, By Malene Birger. Bag, £535, Stella McCartney Dress, £1,378, Monse, from shopbop.com. ShoeS, £69, Urban Outfitters. Jacket, £1,195, and TROUSERS, £645, both Stella McCartney Blazer,…

How Echo Look could feed Amazon’s big data fueled fashion ambitions – TechCrunch

Sunday, April 30, 2017

This week Amazon took the wraps off a new incarnation of its Alexa voice assistant, giving the AI an eye so it can see as well as speak and hear. The Echo Look also contains a depth sensor that’s being used, in the first instance, to create a bokeh effect for a hands-free style selfies feature that Amazon is hoping will sell the device to fashion lovers, by making their outfits pop out against the bedroom…

Fashion Revolution Week showcasing ‘transparent’ Australian designers and manufacturers – ABC Online

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Updated April 30, 2017 11:37:57 Photo: Fashion Revolution week aims to highlight who makes our clothes. (ABC News: Kathleen Calderwood) Small Australian-made designers are providing relief in the fashion industry by designing and manufacturing their clothes locally as some big players struggle to stay afloat. Photo: Co-founders of Good Day Girl Sydney Sophie Toohey and Alexia Spalding. (ABC News: Kathleen Calderwood) The Australian textiles industry has become much smaller…

How Echo Look could feed Amazon’s big data fueled fashion ambitions – TechCrunch

Sunday, April 30, 2017

This week Amazon took the wraps off a new incarnation of its Alexa voice assistant, giving the AI an eye so it can see as well as speak and hear. The Echo Look also contains a depth sensor that’s being used, in the first instance, to create a bokeh effect for a hands-free style selfies feature that Amazon is hoping will sell the device to fashion lovers, by making their outfits pop out against the bedroom…

How Echo Look could feed Amazon’s big data fueled fashion ambitions – TechCrunch

Sunday, April 30, 2017

This week Amazon took the wraps off a new incarnation of its Alexa voice assistant, giving the AI an eye so it can see as well as speak and hear. The Echo Look also contains a depth sensor that’s being used, in the first instance, to create a bokeh effect for a hands-free style selfies feature that Amazon is hoping will sell the device to fashion lovers, by making their outfits pop out against the bedroom…

Local nonprofit holds fashion show – Laredo Morning Times

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Caption Close The Volunteer Services Council for Border Region Behavioral Health Center recently hosted the 25th annual Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon & Fashion Show at the Laredo Country Club. As “A Toast to 25 Years of Music, Art, And Fashion,” this was a celebration of the arts here in Laredo, as it was not only a fashion show but a whole assortment of performances from a multitude of different performers…

Americans Need to Stop Trashing 15 Million Tons of Clothing Every Year – Truth-Out

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Fashion-lovers are buying more and more clothes; Global clothing production doubled between 2000 and 2014. People are also throwing out their high-fashion items increasingly quickly, many within a year of production. More than 15 million tons of textile waste is generated every year in the US, an amount that has doubled over the last 20 years. On average, each American throws out approximately 80 pounds of used clothing a year. Nationally, it costs cities around…

Kentucky Derby traditions and fashion – NBC 15 – WMTV

Sunday, April 30, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) — NBC15’s Christie Battista and Amy Carlson talk traditions and fashion ahead of the 143rd Kentucky Derby. Watch the interview to learn about traditional food and drink, the hats, roses, the history of racing and much more. Christie will be attending the Kentucky Derby next weekend, so be sure to tune in to the Weekend Morning Show on May 6th and…

Urban Ocean Fest: Recycled Fashion Show | NBC Southern California – NBC Southern California

Sunday, April 30, 2017

When we land dwellers pause to picture the ocean, we’ll sometimes let our minds zoom straight to the deepest part of the humongous H20, miles away from land, where boats are few and islands are fewer. But the fact is that the ocean and the land have a rather time-honored way of meeting in many places, and the vast water’s colorful cornucopia of residents don’t only exist far from where…

How Echo Look could feed Amazon’s big data fueled fashion ambitions – TechCrunch

Saturday, April 29, 2017

This week Amazon took the wraps off a new incarnation of its Alexa voice assistant, giving the AI an eye so it can see as well as speak and hear. The Echo Look also contains a depth sensor that’s being used, in the first instance, to create a bokeh effect for a hands-free style selfies feature that Amazon is hoping will sell the device to fashion lovers, by making their outfits pop out against the bedroom…