What Fashion Can Learn From California

What Fashion Can Learn From California

LOS ANGELES, United States — “California is a nation, not a state.” The slogan, screen-printed onto T-shirts and scribbled onto handmade signs, reflects the sentiment of a growing constituency of Californians who believe that their home should no longer be part of the United States but a country in its own right. With a gross domestic product of $2.7 trillion in 2017, California has the world’s fifth-largest economy, ahead of Britain and France. Still, nationhood remains a far-fetched notion. And yet, there’s little doubting the unique power of the place. Even as…

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Los Angeles Is (Finally) the Fifth Fashion Capital

Los Angeles Is (Finally) the Fifth Fashion Capital

LOS ANGELES, United States — A few weeks ago, Tom Ford ran a classified advertisement in the Los Angeles Times seeking a “senior research designer.” The key elements of the job description? Develop and maintain the fashion library. Coordinate designer concepts. Analyse market trends. Who knows whether or not prospects read the fine print. (Yes, it ran in print.) But while Ford may have chosen an old fashioned — if entirely charming — recruitment method to get the word out, there’s nothing retro about the operation he set up in Los Angeles in early 2017….

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Worthy threads: Glastonbury’s performers’ standout fashion – in pictures

Worthy threads: Glastonbury’s performers’ standout fashion – in pictures

With the festival taking a year out, we take a moment to appreciate some of the most memorable outfits seen on its stages over the years – from Solange in monochrome PVC to Thom Yorke in an Astro Boy T-shirt Sinead O’Connor, 1990 One of the first women to headline the festival, one reviewer questioned “whether her impassioned Gaelic melodies were suited to Glastonbury”. With reviews like that to look forward to, it’s no wonder she dressed for battle (sort of). O’Connor’s look was a bit Terminator, a bit Brighton Pier. Photograph:…

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Style is dead: why brunch has replaced fashion

Style is dead: why brunch has replaced fashion

Going out to eat does not require a white tablecloth and a decanter of wine to be an event. Photograph: Westend61/Getty Images/Westend61 Is there no end to the evil that is avocado toast? Not content with keeping Generations Y and Z off the property ladder by trapping them in salary-hoovering brunch-addiction and destroying the environment in the Mexican state of Michoacán, where pine species are being felled to make room for the crop and soil erosion is endangering the habitat of native butterflies, the evil green stuff is now destroying the fashion industry….

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What Kate Spade Meant for Women’s Fashion

What Kate Spade Meant for Women’s Fashion

The designer Kate Spade poses for a portrait in her handbag store on Newbury Street in Boston, in 1999. Photograph by Wendy Maeda / The Boston Globe via Getty If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 1-800-273-talk (8255), or the Suicide Crisis Line, at 1-800-784-2433. The designer Kate Spade never meant to go into fashion—she told CNNthat early in her career she wanted to become a television journalist, like Holly Hunter in “Broadcast News.” But, in 1985, short on cash after a backpacking trip…

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5 ways to master sustainable fashion without compromising on style, by Rebecca Corbin-Murray

5 ways to master sustainable fashion without compromising on style, by Rebecca Corbin-Murray

Rebecca Corbin-Murray, stylist to the likes of Lily James, Naomie Harris and Jenna Coleman, is big on sustainable fashion. Fed up with the misconception that shopping ethically means knitting your own clothes or shapeless hemp sacks, she set about dressing her celebrity clientele in cruelty-free, eco-friendly brands. The stylist has also launched an Instagram account dedicated to profiling chic, yet sustainable labels, @the.ecoiste. If the statistics are anything to go by, Corbin-Murray is more than right to be beating her eco drum; the fashion industry has a huge impact on the…

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Behind the Scenes at Inaugural Greenville Fashion Week

Behind the Scenes at Inaugural Greenville Fashion Week

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Inspired by fashion weeks in New York and Charleston, the first ever Greenville Fashion Week is kicking off with big dreams. “Greenville’s known for being a foodie town, but we want it to be on the  map for being a fashion town as well,” co-producer Sarah Houston said. “We’re bringing people from New York, Miami, California.” The three day affair is bringing designers in town from all over the country to show off their collections. Fourteen shows will feature all the latest fashions Friday and Saturday…

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How Puerto Rico’s Fashion Industry Is Reinventing Itself After Hurricane María

How Puerto Rico’s Fashion Industry Is Reinventing Itself After Hurricane María

I can’t pinpoint exactly when I knew that I wanted to work in the fashion industry. Maybe it was when I refused to wear the outfits my mom chose for me, or when I started collecting Teen Vogue and whatever other magazines I could procure in Quebradillas, the town in northwest Puerto Rico where I grew up. Other than what I could distill from those glossy pages (and, later, the style blogs I’d devour online), though, there wasn’t much in my immediate surroundings I could immerse myself in. It wasn’t until I…

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Victoria Beckham Kissing Husband And Kids At Fashion Show Is Super Cute

Victoria Beckham Kissing Husband And Kids At Fashion Show Is Super Cute

Her whole family was there to cheer her on Victoria Beckham hugs son, Romeo after her show (Image Courtesy: AFP) They say that you can’t have it all but if there’s one woman who can possibly prove them wrong, it’s Victoria Beckham. With a brood of beautiful children, David Beckham for a husband and creator of one of fashion’s most coveted designer labels, we can see why. Another cause for cheer for Victoria Beckham is the fact that her eponymous label, which was founded in 2008, completes a decade in…

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Early look at fall fashion

Early look at fall fashion

Chunky turtlenecks and puffer coats may not be on your mind, but it’s never too early to look ahead to the fall fashion season. We picked five trends that are showing up in women’s clothing that is available now or will be in the coming weeks and months. These trends were also spotted on runways last February when designers unveiled their Fall/Winter 2017-18 collections during New York Fashion Week – often in more dramatic or exaggerated forms, of course. This is only a short list, but it’s a start if…

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