Online fashion twice as ‘racy’ as High Street

Online fashion stores are more likely than traditional retailers to use images described as “racy” by a Google tool, BBC research finds. Google uses the term “racy” to describe skimpy or sheer clothing, strategically covered nudity or provocative poses. One of the companies analysed, Missguided, said its site reflected what appealed to its customers. The findings come as the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned adverts from Missguided and Boohoo. The ASA said the Missguided advert featured “highly sexualised” images and “objectified women”, while it told Boohoo to make sure its advertising was…

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Global Fashion Collective Shines At Paris Fashion Week

International fashion producer, Global Fashion Collective, presented three runway shows at Paris Fashion Week, for the first time last month. The grand Palais de la Decouverte near the Champs-Élysées provided a stunning setting to showcase nine international brands including Kirsten Ley (Canada), Annika Klaas and Madeleine Mesam (Germany) Ozlana (Australia), Faun Studio (Canada), Pariha (India), EmulEos (USA), Erxi x MrHuaMrsHua (China), Sarah Kosinski (France), Devotion Designs (USA). A bold collection of designs from Canadian haute couture designer Kirsten Ley provided a dramatic opening to the runway shows in Paris. A recent move to Paris by this innovative designer appears to have inspired her creative processes further, with an exciting new range of highly structured…

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The Biggest Fashion Trend for 2020 May Be Protest

Mental health protest took center stage in Milan recently when a Gucci designer offended masses of fashion fans, including one of his models. In a bold move made for Instagram, a Gucci model walked the runway in protest with the words Mental Health is Not Fashion penned in black on their palms. Arms out, palms forward, the image was posted and liked by hundreds of thousands of people.  The model wrote, “As an artist and a model who has experienced her own struggles with mental health, as well as family members and…

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10 fashion trends from the past that are making a comeback this fall

What year is it, again? It may be hard to tell, because a quick glance at the outfits of celebrities, street style icons, and store mannequins might make you feel like you’ve just stepped into a time capsule. Welcome to 2019, where mom jeans are cool again, fanny packs are no longer considered tacky, and barrettes have been reborn. Sarah Byrd, a New York University and Fashion Institute of Technology fashion historian and lecturer, previously spoke to Insider about why fashion trends are cyclical. “The story of fashion is also the story…

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Influencers drive fashion buying, says Myntra-Jabong’s Nagaram

In a first, Flipkart-owned fashion platform Myntra has launched a reality show, Fashion Superstar, a digital fashion influencer talent hunt which will go live on its app as well as Zoom TV from 17 September. Judged by Bollywood actor Sonakshi Sinha and celebrity stylist Shaleena Nathani, the show is the first of many features that Myntra will be releasing over the next few months as it transitions from a catalogue-heavy browsing experience to a content-heavy online experience, the company said. In an interview, Amar Nagaram, head, Myntra-Jabong, talked about the move…

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Fashion designers share horror stories of showstopper syndrome at LFW 2019

Fashion designers share horror stories of showstopper syndrome Once a raging trend, showstoppers today present a ‘Catch 22’ situation for the couturiers and are viewed as a necessary evil capable of killing a creative mind’s craft, believe veteran fashion designers. In a session titled, ‘The Voice of Fashion: Questions No One Asks’ on the third day of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019, seasoned names such as Wendell Rodricks, Rohit Bal, Shahab Durazi, David Abraham of duo Abraham & Thakore and Rajesh Pratap Singh shared their experiences with the long-standing trend…

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How to pick the perfect job interview outfit, according to a ‘fashion psychologist’

Don’t know what to wear for your upcoming job interview? We’ve heard the same advice over and over again: “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” But how do you go about doing that? Browse the internet and you’ll discover countless advice on things like what colors and accessories to wear (e.g., black to convey power, red for passion and energy, a splash of white for simplicity, a bold tie for authority). But what if red makes you feel angry and white looks depressing to you? If wearing the “conventional…

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Canadian fashion cashes in on gorpcore

TORONTO — Fashion is accustomed to fleeting trends, but gorpcore — a term coined by The Cut in 2017 to reflect the sudden ubiquity of fleece vests, puffer jackets and other staples of outdoor clothing in urban areas — is still going strong. Euromonitor International forecasts that the performance apparel sector will register a compounded annual growth rate of 3.5 per cent between 2018 through 2022, and luxury brands have taken note. Canadian brands like Canada Goose and Arc’teryx have benefitted from the demand for high-performance coats that can be worn both during a New York winter and an…

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Fashion mourns end of the line for Sonia Rykiel

Models present creations for Sonia Rykiel during the 2017 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris on October 3, 2016. (AFP/Alain Jocard) Fashion mourned Thursday the demise of the troubled French fashion label Sonia Rykiel that once symbolized the rebellious spirit of 1960s Paris. A court in the French capital ordered the winding up of the loss-making brand founded by the “Queen of Knits”, once an icon of youthful revolt against the stuffy fashion establishment. The designer, who died nearly three years ago from Parkinson’s disease aged 86, popularized dressing…

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Shop Our Picks of the Best Fashion and Beauty Deals

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full force! The department store has launched its biggest annual sale in-store and online, offering discounts on both fashion and beauty products at major discounts — including new arrivals. Nordstrom cardmembers now have early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale before it opens to the public on July 19, so we recommend you act fast before your favorites sell out. Read up on everything you need to know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and shop the best deals on clothing, shoes, accessories, makeup and skincare you…

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