Sustainable Fashion Searches Surged In 2018

Sustainable Fashion Searches Surged In 2018

Sustainable trainer brand Veja appeared in the top 10 shoe searches and top 10 Insta brands for 2018Veja Consumers have been putting their money where their mouth is when it comes to sustainability as Lyst’s year in fashion, out today, shows. The fashion search engine tracked more than 100 million searches on their shopping site over the past 12 months to analyze the biggest trends and most buzzed about brands. Lyst has reported a 47% increase in shoppers looking for items that have ethical and style credentials with terms such as…

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Khadi: From fabric of freedom to chic fashion

Khadi: From fabric of freedom to chic fashion

By Trisha Mukherjee New Delhi, Aug 14 (PTI) Once the fabric that spun the freedom yarn and now the stuff of contemporary fashion, the humble khadi has come a long way since it became a symbol of revolt against the British in 1918. Khadi earned itself a place in history when Mahatma Gandhi announced the decision to boycott foreign cloth and urged Indians to spin their own yarn during the Swadeshi movement. Exactly a century later, khadi is making yet another statement — that of contemporary, comfortable and chic fashion….

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Tailored Delhi double murder: Why fashion designer was killed by her own staff

Tailored Delhi double murder: Why fashion designer was killed by her own staff

All the three accused have been presented in court. (Photo: Kasif The ‘master tailor’ had started stitching his terrifying plot about 10 days ago. He claimed to be upset over not getting payments on time, that too piecemeal, from the high-flying fashion designer for whom he was working. Rahul Anwar, the tailor, and two of his accomplices struck at the Vasant Kunj Enclave home of 53-year-old fashion designer Mala Lakhani around 10 in the night on Wednesday. Later the police would find no sign of forced entry as Lakhani knew…

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Every Time Kim Kardashian Has Worn Vintage Designer Fashion

Every Time Kim Kardashian Has Worn Vintage Designer Fashion

Whether or not she’s your cup of tea, it can’t be denied that Kim Kardashian West has undergone one of the most radical fashion transformations of the past decade. Leaving her love for bodycon bandage dresses and platform Louboutins in the late 2000’s, KKW’s style undertook a dramatic change after marrying rapper Kanye West. Since then, we’ve seen her gravitate towards tailored outfits by the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Balmain and Jean Paul Gaultier—and acquire an unparalleled love for Tom Ford’s Gucci. In recent months, Kardashian West has demonstrated up…

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Three take-aways from Jakarta Fashion Week

Three take-aways from Jakarta Fashion Week

As impressive as they were, top figures and celebrities flocking the latest Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) may have stolen attention away from the catwalks but luckily, fashion trends were not in short supply. Pleat Perfect Even the most basic of clothing can be elevated with pleating. What’s more, the seemingly recurring trend is a perennial favorite for every season for designers and fashionistas alike, having been spotted as recent as Fall/Winter 2018. Not counting the ubiquitous knife pleat midi skirts — which seems to have transcended the realm of trends…

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Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger are sending a clear signal that Amazon is the future of fashion, and it’s terrible news for department stores

Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger are sending a clear signal that Amazon is the future of fashion, and it’s terrible news for department stores

One of the biggest fashion retailers in the US is going all-in on Amazon, and it’s telling of where fashion is headed. According to a recent report from Nomura, Amazon now offers a bigger selection of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger clothing than Macy’s and JCPenney do. These brands, both owned by PVH Corp, have historically had a strong presence in department stores. However, Nomura data shows that they are shifting away from this channel in search of greener pastures. While department stores have struggled in recent years, Amazon has…

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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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