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Fashion News 2020


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August 2020


Zoom photo shoots? Pandemic shifts power in fashion and advertising to models, influencers
[USAtoday, USA - 20 August 2020]
The pandemic has accelerated a power shift in the fashion and advertising world, with models and influencers by necessity wielding more control over their own images during remote photo and video shoots.

2020 Detroit Fashion + Tech Hackathon moves virtual
[PRNewswire, USA - 19 August 2020]
The largest retail and apparel innovation challenge in the Midwest returns globally.

The Rise Of Made To Order Fashion: Are Made To Order Brands Retail's Solution?
[Elle, USA - 18 August 2020]
There's a new breed of small, slow, sustainable, and size-inclusive fashion brands making their way into the mainstream.

TechStyle Fashion Group Announces Partnership with Good360 for Recurring Apparel Donations
[BusinessWire, USA - 18 August 2020]
New initiative extends TechStyle's commitment to reducing its environmental footprint and giving back to communities in need.

11 designers who represent fashion's bright future, according to industry experts
[Bustle.com - 17 August 2020]

Amazon offers fashion brands a lifeline in a market disrupted by the COVID pandemic
[Forbes, USA - 16 August 2020]
The fashion industry has been crushed by the coronavirus shutdowns, but while fashion retailers are dropping like flies, there is Amazon turning everybody else's misfortune into its big opportunity.

Colombo Fashion Week held in Colombo, Sri Lanka
[GlobalTimes, CN - 16 August 2020]

Fashion brands get serious on body acceptance, women empowerment, and inclusion
[Forbes, USA - 16 August 2020]
Now, more than ever, fashion icons are stepping up their efforts to ensure women are properly represented, supported, and embraced - no matter the size, color, or background.

The best fashion instagrams of the week: Taraji P. Henson, Kylie Jenner, and more
[Vogue - 15 August 2020]
Here, see more of the best fashion Instagrams of the week.

Relationship goals: luxury retail and technology make a perfect combo for customer
[Forbes, USA - 15 August 2020]
Luxury brands are most sought after for emotional satisfaction. They pander to the consumer's emotion and create a feeling of prestige. In most cases, having a luxury brand gives the consumer more satisfaction than the product's economic value.

Fashion icon Martin Margiela breaks his silence in a new documentary
[Marie Clair - 14 August 2020]
Filmmaker Reiner Holzemer shares how he captured the elusive designer.

A History of denim in pictures
[Marie Clair - 14 August 2020]
From Marilyn Monroe to Britney and Justin.

Moon-bound billionaire Maezawa Bets on Japan apparel brands
[Bloomberg, USA - 13 August 2020]
Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese billionaire who sold his online apparel company to Masayoshi Son and is preparing to ride around the moon on Elon Musk's spacecraft, jumped back into the country's business scene Thursday with a set of unlikely bets on brick-and-mortar clothing retailers.

The death of the 'live' runway show? Not so fast, fashion insiders say
[BusinessInsider - 09 August 2020]
What will the fashion calendar come to look like as more runway shows go virtual to temper the spread of COVID-19? Business Insider spoke to fashion insiders and experts who all agreed that digital shows are unlikely to wholly replace live shows. Instead, digital and live shows will coexist.

The fashion mannequin needs to be rethought
[Vogue, UK - 09 August 2020]
In an age where consumers increasingly care about the sustainability of their clothes, how do they feel about the figures that display them? As fashion grapples with the urgent responsibilities of improving representation and its sustainability credentials, the mannequin is coming under increasing scrutiny.

Fashion icons are mourning the death of the industry as we know it
[BusinessInsider - 09 August 2020]
The coronavirus pandemic has battered a fashion ecosystem that was already showing signs of collapse, and some industry leaders are speaking openly about the need to completely overhaul the system.

Louis Vuitton heralds the return of the physical fashion show -- in China
[CNN - 08 August 2020]
Louis Vuitton revealed its new menswear collection for Spring-Summer 2021, dubbed "Message in a Bottle," in spectacular fashion, on the banks of the Huangpu River.

Louis Vuitton - SPRING/SUMMER 2021 MENSWEAR
[Vogue, UK - 06 August 2020]
To the naked eye, the live-streamed parade that unfolded on Louis Vuitton's runway in Shanghai was the stuff of childlike wonder.

Our picks for the best online clothing app
[Motley Fool, UK - 07 August 2020]
Apps are a great way to personalise and simplify online shopping for fashion. Read on to find the best online clothing app for your lifestyle and budget.

Review: Haute Couture Virtual Fashion Week presented by Cinémoi
[DigitalJournal - 06 August 2020]
Haute Couture Virtual Fashion Week (Fall/Winter 20/21) was presented exclusively by Cinémoi, TV's most stylish channel, on July 30 and August 6. Digital Journal has the recap.

Fashion backpack market to witness stunning growth: Prada, Chanel, Giorgio Armani
[SBWire - 06 August 2020]
Global fashion backpack market report from AMA Research - a 360-degree view.

The fabric of reality: Finally, an immersive brand experience worth the hype
[Forbes, USA - 04 August 2020]
High fashion is rupturing at the seams thanks to the shockwaves of Covid-19 and a new era of virtual appetites and innovations are throwing much of the sector's tired-looking hierarchies and processes into disarray. How to handle the catwalk show is the big question. It's made last week's immersive 'Fabric of Reality' initiative a potentially landmark event.

Fixing Fashion's Returns Problem in a Post-Lockdown World
[Eco Warrier Princess - 04 August 2020]
This pandemic has torn open the systemic problems in fashion retail. From the cancelled orders crisis spotlighting garment workers on the poverty line, to the dramatic halt in shopping that's shifted millions of consumers towards a slower, more sustainable way of engaging with fashion - 2020 has been a wakeup call for an industry primed for radical change.

What Frenchwomen wear at home: fashion archive, 1913
[The Guardian, UK - 04 August 2020]
4 August 1913 Busy women of the workaday world make as much use as their smarter sisters of the 'home gown,' but in their case it is of simpler make.

30 Million Euro Donation: Brunello Cucinelli
[Forbes, USA - 03 August 2020]
Despite the fact that business has taken a great hit during the coronavirus pandemic, Brunello Cucinelli has taken the lemons and made lemonade. Mr. Cucinelli has not only been an advocate of humanistic philosophy and progressive thought, but rather, he has built his fashion empire by implementing social impact.

TikTok's Fashion Stars Are Not Worried About Donald Trump's Ban Threat
[Vogue - 03 August 2020]
The social media app known for dance challenges and viral songs is facing a possible ban in the country after President Donald Trump declared that he may do so, citing national security concerns.

Luxury fashion house opens real-world social media store
[The CEO magazine - 03 August 2020]
Burberry, the luxury fashion house, has partnered with Chinese conglomerate TenCent's WeChat to create a new concept store in Shenzhen, China, that combines the physical and social media worlds in a new way; a 'social retail' store.

Would You Spend Real Money on Virtual Clothes?
[Vogue - 03 August 2020]
It takes a lot to interrupt a mindless Instagram scroll, but a photo of [stylist] Nicola Formichetti stopped me in my tracks. His candy wrapper ensemble looked like a wearable Jeff Koons sculpture. Something about the impossibly shiny sheen made me think: is that real? No, it turned out it wasn't. It was an outfit from Tribute, a company based in Zagreb, Croatia, that makes 'contactless cyber fashion.'.

July 2020

From finger painting to ice-cold perfume: this week's fashion trends
[The Guardian, UK - 31 July 2020]
What's hot and what's not in fashion this week.

Giorgio Armani resets his fashion sense for COVID-19
[AFR - 31 July 2020]
Fashion giant Giorgio Armani admits his industry has been 'churning out far too much ill-conceived product that nobody needs' and that Italy's shutdown - one of the longest and strictest in the world - has provided the time for a rethink and reset.

Kansai Yamamoto, fashion designer, dies age 76
[Paper, USA - 27 July 2020]
Acclaimed Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, known for his avant-garde collections and career-defining collaboration with David Bowie, has died aged 76.

RUNWAY360 is a one-stop solution for experiencing & purchasing fashion
[TrendHunter.com - 27 July 2020]
The fashion industry is turning a year of disruption into opportunity by going digital, as seen by the new RUNWAY360 platform from the CFDA. It's no secret that many fashion shows are now going completely digital, offering a refreshing and accessible way for people to experience new collections in their entirety, often with more depth and insight than before.

AP PHOTOS: Masked fashion models walk Seoul runway
[ABCnews.go.com - 25 July 2020]
Fashion models have displayed a colorful range of face masks in a show in South Korea's capital.

Runway360 Is the CFDA's Answer to a mostly digital New York Fashion Week this September
[Vogue - 24 July 2020]
The CFDA is building a new digital platform, Runway360, to connect American designers and brands with the media, retailers, and consumers..

Elderly laundromat owners' fashion photos go viral
[UPI - 24 July 2020]
The elderly owners of a laundromat in Taiwan have become unlikely social media stars thanks to an Instagram account where they model clothes that have been left behind by customers.

Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week will be celebrated in September in a new virtual format
[BusinessInsider - 24 July 2020]
The leading international show for bridal fashion organised by Fira de Barcelona will present from the 4th to the 10th of September a new virtual format with the objective of creating new synergies between all global connection channels.

Fashion is an important testimonial of our time': Stefano Pilati debuts a new film and collection
[Vogue - 23 July 2020]
Many of the films created as a part of Europe's digital fashion weeks have been beautiful and personal, but few have done it better than Stefano Pilati, who debuts an off-schedule production, - Domestic (Between Wars), today. For the film for his brand Random Identities, Pilati enlisted performance artist M.J. Harper, director Konstantin Bock, and cinematographer Christopher Aounto to craft a meditative portrait of his clothing from current and past seasons, shot in his home in Berlin.

Why The Slow Fashion Movement May Be the Secret To Longterm Sustainability
[thezoereport.com - 23 July 2020]
The slow fashion movement aims to combat the issues related to industry's fast pace, and an unintentional side-effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a forced reckoning with current production.

How Fashion Companies Can Reduce Litigation Risks and Strengthen Compliance
[Law.com, USA - 22 July 2020]
An analysis of best practices and fundamental steps companies can take now to strengthen internal controls and implementing procedures to mitigate investigations and litigations risks in the future including provisions for written manuals, enterprise risk management, an update on TCPA risks, and some recommendations on how to police valuable intellectual property.

What's the carbon footprint of a digital fashion week?
[Vogue, IN - 22 July 2020]
Fashion shows are going virtual as a result of COVID-19, but this doesn't mean they are automatically more sustainable than the physical events - here's what we know.

Woven in history: Chanel's latest fine jewellery collection is an ode to tweed
[Vogue, AU - 21 July 2020]
One of Chanel's most beloved signatures is honoured in an awe-inspiring feat of high jewellery.

Remembering Zizi Jeanmaire, the Dancer Extraordinaire Who Inspired Yves Saint Laurent
[Vogue - 21 July 2020]

Meet The Artist Turning Blowup Dolls Into Fashion Designs
[Forbes, USA - 21 July 2020]
Nicole Daddona (Friday) explains how she got into blowup doll fashion and why her designs are so coveted.

Welcome to the Future of the Fashion Show
[wmagazine.com - 21 July 2020]
On July 16, a handful of editors and fashion folk received packages of organic, locally sourced fruits and veggies on their doorsteps - a cornucopia of squash, basil, nectarines, and green beans from farms near wherever they happened to be quarantined. Turns out, the spread wasn't part of a Fresh Direct order. It was the invitation to Gucci's resort 2021 show, called "Epilogue," which unfolded over the course of a 12-hour livestream by designer Alessandro Michele. This video stream, cast from inside the Palazzo Sacchetti in Rome, was half fashion show, half advertising campaign "a show within the show," Michele said in a statement.

Were Digital Fashion Weeks a Success? Vogue's Critics React to the Season
[Vogue - 20 July 2020]
Over the past two months, Vogue Runway has chronicled the many ways brands are reacting, from minimal look books, artful videos, and 12-hour streams to 'phygital' events. Now, as we turn our eye to September, where physical and digital will continue to merge in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, our cast of critics is shares the highs, lows, and challenges of a virtual Fashion Week.

Fashion shows are now 12-hour live streams
[Washington Post, USA - 18 July 2020]
The digital fashion presentations in Paris and Milan that spanned the last two weeks - and replaced the usual live runway shows for fall haute couture and menswear, as well as women's resort collections - weren't physically exhausting, but they were mentally numbing.

The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Kendall Jenner, Paloma Elsesser, and More
[Vogue, USA - 18 July 2020]

Hard-hit fashion industry is turning to 'virus-fighting' fabrics
[MarketWatch.com - 16 July 2020]
The trend for antiviral intelligent technology is slowly spreading to luxury fashion.

VR Fashion Show The Fabric Of Reality Steps Onto The Catwalk This Month
[VRfocus.com - 16 July 2020]
Created by RYOT in partnership with Kaleidoscope, MOR and the Fashion Innovation Agency (FIA) at London College of Fashion, the exhibition will be a year-long event hosted within HTC Vive's MOR virtual environment.

10 Stats Proving Secondhand Fashion Will Explode As Consumers Price In Sustainability
[GreenQueen.com.hk - 16 July 2020]
Fashion is no longer about having the trendiest styles. Instead of chasing the latest must-have brands and designs, consumers are now pricing in the environmental footprint of their clothing.

German online fashion retailer Zalando raises full year guidance
[Yahoo - 16 July 2020]
Europe's biggest online-only fashion retailer Zalando SE increased its full year earnings guidance on Wednesday, as the coronavirus pandemic prompts more people to shop online.

Jessan Macatangay might have the key to what's next for Filipino fashion
[Inquirer.net - 16 July 2020]
If you've been keeping up with new talents this 2020, you might have come across the name Jessan Macatangay. The emerging Filipino designer caught the eye of Dezeen, Grazia, and Vogue as part of this year's graduates of Central Saint Martins. FYI, that's the fashion school that counts John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, and Stella McCartney as alums.

'Show that never happened': Prada's digital hangover in Milan
[The Guardian, UK - 15 July 2020]
Miuccia Prada's swansong was captured in five films in new era of online fashion shows.

Creativity and constraints at Paris's first digital fashion week
[voguebusiness.com - 15 July 2020]
Designers played with new formats for fashion, and crucially swayed buyers and consumers.

High fashion goes high tech at Milan Digital Fashion Week
[Microsoft News - 15 July 2020]
Microsoft and Accenture have teamed to develop and deliver a digital platform to support Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana's (CNMI) first-ever digital Milan Digital Fashion Week which went live this week.

THE BEST FASHION MOMENTS TO COME OUT OF HAUTE COUTURE WEEK AUTUMN/WINTER 2020/2021
[Harpers Bazaar - 14 July 2020]
The digitally-driven event did not disappoint.

The fast fashion fix: 20 ways to stop buying new clothes for ever
[The Guardian, UK - 14 July 2020]
Less than 2% of clothing workers earn a fair wage - while many of us have wardrobes full of unworn outfits. Here's how to break the cycle.

Viktor & Rolf channels coronavirus-related mentalities for latest fashion collection
[Dezeen.com - 13 July 2020]
Viktor & Rolf presents a high-fashion take on coronavirus with its Autumn/Winter 2020 collection, featuring silky nightgowns emblazoned with emojis and "unapproachable" coats covered in spikes and tubes.

Rise of the 50-something fashion influencers: 'Style does not have an expiry date'
[The Telegraph, UK - 12 July 2020]
Step aside, Gen Z-ers: the hottest Instagram stars are women who prove that style doesn't have a sell-by date.

As Paris Fashion Week is streamed, critics look to future
[The Columbian - 12 July 2020]
After first canceling the July shows for menswear and Haute Couture, the French fashion federation has now organized an unprecedented schedule of digital-only events instead.

Officine Generale Men's Spring 2021
[WWD - 12 July 2020]
Pierre Maheo trained his sights on suits, adapting them for an era that calls for versatility. Coming off of a record year, with sales up 40 percent on the year at the outset of April, plans are to expand, and Maheo is scouting real estate in Paris to open his largest store yet, and is actively looking at New York City.

Video won't kill the catwalk, say critics of first digital fashion week
[AFP - 12 July 2020]
Video may have killed the radio star, but on the reaction to the first ever digital Paris fashion week, the queens of the catwalk can breathe easy.

Hermes has upper hand in lawsuit against Korean fashion label
[The Jakarta Post - 12 July 2020]
French luxury fashion house Hermes gained the upper hand in a lawsuit against Korean fashion label Playnomore, alleging copyright infringement of its signature handbags Kelly and Birkin.

Japan's Zozo, Onward to tie-up as COVID-19 hits fashion sales-Nikkei
[Reuters - 12 July 2020]
Japanese online fashion retailer Zozo Inc (3092.T) and apparel group Onward Holdings Co (8016.T) plan to tie up in custom-made clothing to help each other survive a sales slump caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Louis Vuitton quits Paris to show in China and Japan
[TheJakartaPost.com - 12 July 2020]
Louis Vuitton is taking its men's fashion collections on the road for the first time, the luxury brand said Friday, with shows in China and Japan rather than Paris.

8 style tricks to fake longer legs
[Thecarousel.com, AU - 11 July 2020]
Don't question, just do! Check out our eight tricks and, well, fake it. There's no shame in this kind of faking, it's called illusion dressing ladies, start today.

The best sunglasses for typical warm-weather activities
[MuscataineJournal.com, USA - 11 July 2020]
From polarized lenses to side shields, here are the best options to keep your eyes protected and stay stylish no matter what you're up to this summer.

Virgil Abloh takes 'seasonless' approach in Louis Vuitton menswear launch
[The Guardian, UK - 11 July 2020]
With physical shows out of the question the designer turned to a film made up of cartoons and photos to present new work.

The best fashion Instagrams of the week
[Vogue - 11 July 2020]
Here, see the best fashion Instagrams of the week according to Vogue.com, including Rosalia, Gucci Mane, Emily Ratajkowski, and more.

Gen Z still loves fast fashion, but Boohoo investors are spooked
[Vogue Business - 10 July 2020]
A Vogue Business survey shows that despite shocking claims about the fast fashion's supply chain in Leicester, young consumers are still buying.

The biggest fashion brands to enter bankruptcy/administration throughout Covid-19
[GQ Australia, AU - 09 July 2020]
The fashion industry will continue to see retailers fall like dominos as a result of Covid-19. Here are the biggest brands that have filed for bankruptcy in 2020.

Boohoo must take fashion more seriously after factory scandal
[The Guardian, UK - 09 July 2020]
Retailer needs to scrutinise its board and policies to avoid becoming a symbol of UK's low-pay culture.

Flipkart invests $35 million in Indian fashion brand to target youth
[Yahoo - 09 July 2020]
On Thursday, the Flipkart Group announced it had invested $35 million in Arvind Fashions for a significant minority stake in one of the decades-old Indian firm's subsidiaries as the Walmart - owned firm looks to tighten its grip on fashion apparels in the world's second largest internet market.

Dior strikes gold as Paris fashion makes mixed virtual debut
[Yahoo - 07 July 2020]
Forced online by the coronavirus, labels tried to replicate the glitz and glamour of the real thing by recruiting film and television stars for the films which replaced runway shows.

Online fashion weeks offer fresh access - but inclusivity remains an issue
[The Guardian, UK - 07 July 2020]
Criticism after Christian Dior's film for digital season features almost entirely white models.

Vogue Portugal pulls controversial mental health cover
[BBC, UK - 06 July 2020]
Vogue Portugal has pulled a recent magazine cover - the 'Madness Issue' - which mental health experts criticised as "outdated" and in "bad taste"..

Software Giants Partner To Deliver Next-Level Digital Fashion Sampling
[Forbes, USA - 06 July 2020]
A partnership between Adobe ADBE +1.2% Substance and Browzwear is a game changer in terms of simplifying the garment design and production pipeline.

From Pam Boy to mom jeans: this week's fashion trends
[The Guardian, UK - 03 July 2020]
What's hot and what's not in fashion this week.

The fashion labels whose clothes are made by prisoners
[BBC, UK - 02 July 2020]
The agile hands of men who once made a living as pickpockets and robbers have been given another task in Peru's largest prison. By cutting, sewing and printing clothes they are able to earn money to send to their families on the outside.

'Slob style' is the Covid-19 fashion statement. But will it survive after lockdown?
[The Guardian, UK - 01 July 2020]
Fashion is usually defined by cycles of capital, culture and commerce. The pandemic has interrupted that, leading to a shift in clothing that is driven by circumstance, not trend.

June 2020

Gabriela Hearst: how fashion needs to change post-covid
[Harper's BAZAAR, USA - 28 June 2020]
The pioneering designer says it's time fashion served as a force for good.

450k for trainers: why vintage fashion is the new smart investment
[The Guardian, UK - 28 June 2020]
In a booming market for Birkins, Baguettes and 'Lux Anaconda' shoes, the traditional auction houses are getting in on the act.

The best fashion Instagrams of the week: Cardi B, Kylie Jenner, and more
[Vogue - 27 June 2020]

Scientists discover how to grow coloured cotton, removing need for harmful chemical dyes
[ABC, AU - 27 June 2020]
Colleen MacMillan leads the Australian CSIRO team of scientists who have cracked cotton's molecular colour code, adding genes to make the plants produce a colour.

Everyone for tennis? Summer's smash hit look for all
[The Guardian, UK - 27 June 2020]
There has been a resurgence in the classic white sporty look this summer, with tennis style taking over parks and Instagram this summer. Searches for tennis-inspired outfits have risen since the beginning of June, with demand for white pleated tennis skirts up 33%, and searches for visors are up 32% since May, with Dior, Gucci, Prada and Nike amongst the most viewed brands.

34 of the world's best beauty products, according to fashion's favourite makeup artists
[Vogue, AU - 26 June 2020]
We could always use a little extra help from the experts, right? From Burberry global beauty director Isamaya Ffrench's skincare saviours to Fenty global makeup artist Priscilla Ono's favourite cream blush, the fashion industry's greatest makeup artists share their go-to beauty buys.

From edible face masks to barettes: this week's fashion trends
[The Guardian, UK - 26 June 2020]
What's hot and what's not in fashion this week.

Gap stock soars after Kanye West touts collaboration with his fashion brand Yeezy
[CNBC, USA - 26 June 2020]
Gap shares soared Friday after Kanye West shared a photo that touted his collaboration with the retailer. The move added more than $700 million to Gap's market cap, pushing it to about $4.5 billion USD.

Gap's Deal with Kanye West Raises Questions About Postponed Telfar Collaboration
[BoF - 26 June 2020]
The New York designer partnered with the mall retailer before Covid-19 thwarted the plans.

How Fashion Is Getting Behind Pride Month
[VanityFair, USA - 26 June 2020]
Brands from Abercrombie & Fitch to Versace are reaffirming their commitments to erasing gender and sexual discrimination.

20 OF THE MOST OVER-THE-TOP FASHION SHOW SETS IN HISTORY
[Harper's BAZAAR, AU - 25 June 2020]
From insane set designs to exotic locations.

Will 2020 be the year of the digital fashion show?
[Vogue Australia, AU - 25 June 2020]
Burberry, Gucci, Dior, and more go virtual.

11 Global Digital Talents Rewiring The Fashion Industry
[Forbes, USA - 24 June 2020]
The truth is 2020 was not looking good for the state of fashion even before coronavirus impacted the market. The ongoing changes in supply chains and consumer behavior had forced brands to face a disorienting future and try to adapt to a fashion system that no longer existed. The 'new normal' currently has no expiration date. In order to survive and evolve, the industry is turning to the Internet for creative and business possibilities from developing innovative e-commerce solutions to investing in virtual influencers. The post-covid priorities are also driven by the aspiration to eliminate textile waste and focus on sustainability strengthening the sense of creative community worldwide.

As fashion resets, its algorithms should too
[Vogue Business - 23 June 2020]
As the fashion industry faces a calling for better representation, AI experts weigh in on how algorithms and artificial intelligence can contribute to blind spots.

10 fashion designers known for championing inclusivity
[Harper's BAZAAR, USA - 23 June 2020]
In a world where representation in fashion is making its way to the forefront, the designers who've spotlighted diversity throughout their careers are becoming more and more visible.

Dior plots digital cruise show but promises return to traditional schedule
[Paper, USA - 23 June 2020]
LVMH-owned megabrand Dior is planning a one-off digital fashion event in July but will return to the traditional fashion calendar in September.

Amazon has quite a few in-house fashion brands - here's your guide to the best ones
[Paper, USA - 23 June 2020]
Amazon has launched over 50 in-house fashion labels, contributing to its outpacing of Macy's as an apparel retailer.

Dior Revives Fashion Shows
[BoF, USA - 22 June 2020]
The luxury brand is continuing the calendar fashion weeks with live stream shows.

Burberry announces plans for September show
[harpersbazaar - 22 June 2020]
The British fashion house is going ahead with a physical presentation on 17 September, adding that the showcase will be open for everyone to view digitally.

Christian Dior's Cruise Show Will Be Live, but With No Audience, in Italy on July 22
[Vogue - 22 June 2020]
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pietro Beccari, Christian Dior's creative director of the women's collection and CEO, respectively, hosted a video conference today to announce the Paris house's cruise plans. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of Dior's original show date of May 27. With France and Italy now more than a month into their reopenings, the company is moving forward with plans for a new date of July 22. A live show with no audience will be staged at the Piazza del Duomo in Lecce, a historic city in Italy's Puglia region.

Luxury Fashion Brands Challenged to Confront Racist Attitudes
[Time, USA - 22 June 2020]
When luxury fashion lined up social media posts to show solidarity with Black Lives Matters protests, brands got a whole lot of blowback.

When Will Fashion Retailers Reorganize For Real Change?
[Forbes, USA - 22 June 2020]
George Floyd's death was a real wakeup call for corporate America. More TV stations suddenly had Black announcers, media managements (such as Conde Nast) had a change of managers, radio stations finally made an effort to elevate the voices of Black artists. The sudden awakening of corporate conscience was startling and uplifting. The axing of Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben was long overdue since it is a throwback of behavior that should have gone out when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Images have shifted dramatically in the last few days. Let's look at retail and how it could act.

What psychology can teach fashion about inclusivity
[voguebusiness.com - 22 June 2020]
By including psychology in their strategic thinking, brands can move beyond tokenism towards true inclusivity.

15 cult-favorite fashion pieces to shop from Amazon's Big Style Sale
[USAtoday, USA - 22 June 2020]
Amazon is having its first-ever fashion sale this week, and with thousands (and thousands) of items and brands on sale. To help you make the most of the massive sale, Reviewed have found the 35 best deals and narrowed it down to the top 15 cult-favorite items worth buying.

Can Fashion Merch Create Real Change? This Group of Creatives Proves Its Power
[Vogue - 22 June 2020]
A few months ago, several members of the team at R/GA, a New York-based design and marketing firm that's worked with Nike, eBay Fashion, and Rimowa launched their own nonprofit. Chloe Saintilan, Zack Roif, and Matthew Woodward are the creatives behind Merch Aid, a website that brings well-known artists together with small businesses struggling to survive the global coronavirus pandemic. Saintilan, Roif, and Woodward facilitate the connections and produce and distribute T-shirts, tote bags, and prints featuring the small businesses and their logos, designed by the artist they're paired up with. About 50% of sales from each piece of merchandise goes directly back to the businesses, with the remaining funds going into the production and distribution costs of the nonprofit model.

Making fashion inclusive and accessible for all abilities
[MyBusiness, AU - 17 June 2020]
PODCAST - Historically, fashion options for the ageing and differently abled population have lacked style, trendiness and sophistication. Just six months ago, Matthew Skerritt established his adaptive clothing business EveryHuman with the goal of breaking down that stigma.

I was the first black model on the cover of Vogue. The fashion industry still isn't fixing its racism
[The Washington Post, USA - 17 June 2020]
Beverly Johnson is an American supermodel, actress and businesswoman, and the first black model on the cover of Vogue in August 1974.

Emma Watson joins board of Kering, the luxury fashion giant behind Gucci
[The Guardian, UK - 17 June 2020]
Actor and eco-fashion advocate to take a seat on board of conglomerate that oversees Gucci, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and Alexander McQueen.

12 Must-Read Books To Take Your Fashion Education To The Next Level
[InStyleMag, AU - 17 June 2020]
Crucial reads for any fashion lover.

25 fashion & beauty brands with Pride collections that give back
[StyleCaster, UK - 17 June 2020]
Whether you just want a cute new rainbow tee for your Pride Zoom party or you're looking to spice up your summer wardrobe with a few new buys, be sure to spend your coin fashion and beauty brands with Pride initiatives that actually give back..

Buffy and bucket hats: why 1997 has taken over fashion
[The Guardian, UK - 17 June 2020]
Thanks to a sudden spike in late 90s popular culture, the decade's best looks have become the focus of a new nostalgia.

On trend: sustainable fashion in the wake of COVID-19
[UN Environment Program - 16 June 2020]
For the global fashion industry, worth an estimated US$2.5 trillion annually, being smarter and more sustainable might just be the way to recover from staggering losses caused by COVID-19.

London Fashion Week goes digital: seven things we learned
[The Guardian, UK - 16 June 2020]
The menswear shows went digital for the first time last weekend. But did it work? The fashion desk takes a look at this unique event.

Sustainable Fashion: Reformation founder resigns after brand's racist culture exposed
[GreenQueen, HK - 16 June 2020]
The founder of Reformation, the darling of sustainable millennial fashion brands, has stepped down from her role as CEO after multiple accusations of deep-running workplace racism embedded in the company. Yael Aflalo will be replaced by current president Hali Borenstein.

Givenchy appoints Matthew M. Williams as its new creative director
[The Guardian, UK - 16 June 2020]
Designer behind cult label Alyx replaces Clare Waight Keller at the Parisian fashion house.

Appetite for fast fashion goes out of style when people learn about impact of mass-produced clothing, study shows
[University of Exeter, UK - 15 June 2020]
Learning in groups how to make, mend and modify clothing reduces the appetite for fast fashion, a new study from thye University of Exiter shows.

The logic behind Givenchy's new designer appointment
[BoF - 15 June 2020]
Matthew M. Williams, founder of the luxury streetwear-inspired label 1017 ALYX 9SM, succeeds Clare Waight Keller. What expertise does he bring to the LVMH-owned brand?

The boot that's survived 70 years of fashion trends
[Elle.com - 15 June 2020]
A fashion investment with endless returns. Among this echelon of enduring designs is one of the most recognizable boots in existence: the consistently ubiquitous Clarks Original Desert Boot.

5 ways the pandemic is changing fashion and beauty trends
[WashingtonPost, USA - 15 June 2020]
In: false eyelashes, Crocs and khakis. Out: high heels and men's dress shoes.

16 fashion industry dads on Father's Day 2020
[Harper's Bazaar, USA - 15 June 2020]
How they're feeling, how they're parenting, and what's on their wish lists.

Better with age: the enduring fashion philosophy of Margaret Howell
[The Guardian, UK - 14 June 2020]
This year, Howell celebrates 50 years in design, from postwar austerity and men's shirts for women to becoming a British national treasure.

23 stylish men dress in their favourite outfits at home for Fashion Week
[GQ, UK - 12 June 2020]
From David Gandy and Eric Underwood to Russell Tovey and Andrew Scott, the biggest names in men's style have come together to celebrate London Fashion Week by, well, dressing up at home.

London Fashion Week's free-for-all, digital experiment
[WWD, UK - 12 June 2020]
Designers have been invited to show collections and ideas across genders, seasons and mediums. Will it work?

Global clothing and fashion management software market 2020 key players, industry size, share, segmentation, comprehensive analysis and forecast by 2025
[TheFlaglerTimes.net - 12 June 2020]
Global Clothing and Fashion Management Software Market 2020 by Company, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 brings an analytical view of the market that assists the reader to build amazing business techniques and various market elements to manage the popularity of Clothing and Fashion Management Software. The report offers categorization based on the type, application, geographical regions, outcomes, and other range of related segments. The report encompasses the key figures and all segments, the most imperative industry data, valuable data with respect to forecasts through the estimated period from 2020 to 2025. The market report is generated with the combination of the finest industry insight, practical solutions, talent solutions, and the latest technology.

Informa Markets and NuORDER launching digital fashion trade show this fall
[TSNN.com - 11 June 2020]
The future of fashion B2B trade shows is hybrid, according to Informa Markets, which has joined forces with B2B e-commerce platform NuORDER to launch the fashion industry's largest digital trade event. Making its debut alongside Informa Fashion Portfolio's physical trade shows - MAGIC, COTERIE, PROJECT and MICAM AMERICAS - in Las Vegas and New York City, the new e-commerce experience will virtually connect retailers with brands that are unable to attend the events in person.

What will the virtual front row look like as London Fashion Week goes digital?
[The Evening Standard, UK - 11 June 2020]
With London Fashion Week set to go digital this weekend, the style set will be swapping the front row for their front rooms, which means one thing - pyjamas are officially in vogue. From the CEO to the fashion student, the armchair critics give us the inside scoop on their schedule.

Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs announce first US digital trade shows, exclusively powered by JOOR
[GlobalNewsWire.com - 11 June 2020]
Cabana, Capsule, Liberty Fairs and JOOR Passport Partner to create industry's largest curated fashion marketplace.

The fashion industry has failed black people - here's what needs to change
[HarpersBazaar - 11 June 2020]

Catwalk shows that shaped fashion - in pictures
[The Guardian, UK - 11 June 2020]
The runway can be home to flights of fancy, supermodel star power and the building blocks of a dream wardrobe. With shows going digital this month, here are 14 that form the history of modern fashion

The Best Resale Sites For Trading Second Hand Designer Clothes And Bags
[Elle, USA - 10 June 2020]
We spoke to the experts at eBay, Vestiaire and more, to find out how to buy and sell designer items.

Digital Fashion Weeks and virtual shows: A rundown of fashion's new rhythm
[Vogue - 10 June 2020]
While the prospect of attending IRL fashion shows in any great number seems far off, designers are forming new ways to showcase their collections and express their ideas now. The fashion calendar is starting to take shape; here, a rundown of what we know so far.

What Samira Nasr's appointment means for Harper's Bazaar and Fashion Magazines
[BoF, UK - 10 June 2020]
Currently Vanity Fair's executive fashion director, the stylist will succeed Glenda Bailey as the magazine's first black editor.

Vogue Ukraine fashion director and street style star Julie Pelipas is launching her own label
[Vogue.com.au, AU - 10 June 2020]
This month, Vogue Ukraine fashion director Julie Pelipas, the stylist who is loved for her revolutionary fashion editorials as much as her indelibly clean personal style, will launch Bettter - the small-batch tailoring label she's been dreaming of making a reality for the past three years.

Zara Results - How lockdown may have changed fashion forever
[Forbes, USA - 10 June 2020]
Within the same 24 hours that Debenhams announces a further three U.K. stores currently closed due to the pandemic will not reopen, Zara owner Inditex announces results that whilst subdued, show resilience.

World's largest fashion group, Inditex, reports first loss despite jump in online sales
[CNBC - 10 June 2020]
The company, which owns Zara, reported a net loss of 409 million euros ($465 million) for February through April, in comparison with a net profit of 734 million euros over the same period in 2019.

Samira Nasr announced as new Editor in Chief of Harper's BAZAAR
[Harper's Bazaar - 09 June 2020]
Nasr will take over the helm starting July 6.

A brush with greatness: men's fashion in the studio - in pictures
[TheGuardian.com, UK - 09 June 2020]
Paint splashes and spatter patterns bring out the artistic side of menswear in artist Matt Small's studio.

The luxury travel and fashion explorer Jean Mouret details how to pack
[Forbes, USA - 09 June 2020]
Let's take the time now to daydream a little and get vacation ready - for the time when the world as we knew it, opens back up and folks start traveling once again in record numbers. For many people, when it comes to traveling, the most difficult part is deciding what to pack for a trip - especially if you're on trend with current fashion.

'The fashion show is over': what I have learned from 20 years of catwalks
[The Guardian, UK - 08 June 2020]
As catwalks go digital for who-knows-how-long, our fashion critic looks back on two decades of attending fashion weeks.

Why virtual dresses and augmented fashion are a new profitable frontier for brands
[Forbes, USA - 08 June 2020]
If you think about it, more than 150 years ago Hans Christian Anderson first thought of the idea of wearing clothes that people could not see in the physical world. In his book, The Emperor Has No Clothes, two weavers pretended to make a new suit for the emperor, claiming only those fit for their position could see it. Maybe he wasn't that far off from a trend that is starting to gain steam.

Fashion brand Mulberry may axe a quarter of its workforce as virus lockdown hits luxury sector hard
[ThisIsMoney.co.uk, UK - 08 June 2020]
Fashion firm Mulberry is considering cutting its workforce by a quarter after demand for its luxury products was hammered by the coronavirus lockdown. The UK-listed business, which is famed for its handbags, said it has launched a consultation on plans to reduce its global workforce of around 1,500 staff by 25 per cent.

BFC sets positive fashion site, partners with Parley for the Oceans
[Yahoo Finance- 08 June 2020]
A few days ahead of staging the first all-digital London fashion showcase, the British Fashion Council is moving with the times, broadening its new sustainability platform to include a social and human rights agenda that reflects the dramatic impact of COVID-19 and the anti-racism protests in the U.S. and the U.K.

Chanel's first digital show was a disappointment on many levels
[NYtimes, USA - 08 June 2020]
The first big digital fashion show of the pandemic era - which is to say, the first big show since real shows were canceled - was unveiled on June 8. It followed a weekend in which protests against police brutality and racism sparked by the killing of George Floyd proliferated not just in the United States, but around the world. And it came as more cities and countries gingerly tiptoed their way toward reopening.

Chanel unveils its Resort Collection on Instagram: Can virtual runways replace the real thing?
[FootwearNews - 08 June 2020]
Chanel is the latest brand to embrace the new digital way of doing things. Creative director Virginie Viard today unveiled her resort '20/'21 collection on Instagram and Chanel's own website.

Resort 2021: Chanel
[Vogue - 08 June 2020]
The Chanel cruise 2021 collection was originally intended to be shown on Capri, the mythically beautiful Italian island a ferry ride from Naples, but was instead produced in Chanel's Paris photo studio.

Chanel calls time on extravagant Paris fashion shows
[Yahoo - 08 June 2020]
Chanel may be about to bring down the curtain on its ultra-spectacular Paris fashion shows, its new designer Virginie Viard hinted Monday, as the French brand revealed its first collection since the coronavirus crisis.

Shopping after lockdown: Fashion's winners and losers
[VogueBusiness - 08 June 2020]
Fashion shoppers are still looking for comfort, but shifting seasons and new rules see other categories starting to recover.

As catwalks go digital for who-knows-how-long, our fashion critic looks back on two decades of attending fashion weeks
[The Guardian, UK - 08 June 2020]
But now, suddenly, the fashion show is over. No more impossibly beautiful people in ridiculously gorgeous (or just ridiculous) clothes. No more seating squabbles, no more front-row gossip, no more writing copy in the back of a minicab between shows. There are no real-life catwalks this season, with the first all-digital London fashion week kicking off on Friday, and online-only events scheduled for Paris and Milan next month. Most probably no physical shows for the rest of the year, with September's fashion weeks looking unlikely. And after that, who knows? Will social distancing and recession kill the catwalk for ever?

5 female designers creating boundary-breaking fashion for boys
[Vogue, UK - 08 June 2020]
What does menswear look like through the lens of a female designer? Sarah Mower meets the London-based women reframing both industry and gender norms.

On World Ocean's Day 2020, How is the fashion industry taking action?
[Forbes, USA - 08 June 2020]
While sustainability may not be a top-of-mind issue for consumers at the present moment, some fashion and apparel brands are continuing to lean into their efforts aimed at reducing ocean waste despite that fact - which is relevant today on World Oceans Day.

Willi Smith remembered: the designer who introduced streetwear to the catwalk
[The Guardian, UK - 08 June 2020]
Willi Smith remembered: the designer who introduced streetwear to the catwalk. He invented streetwear, was the most high-profile black fashion designer of the 80s and influenced a generation, yet fashion history has largely forgotten Willi Smith.

Australian fashion doyen Peter Weiss dies
[Yahoo, AU - 08 June 2020]
Clothing entrepreneur, arts philanthropist and Order of Australia recipient Peter Weiss has died, aged 84.

Fashion brands give back with pride collections
[Variety.com - 07 June 2020]
It's the time of year when designers and fashion houses release Pride collections that not only celebrate the LGBTQ community but also raise money for advocacy programs and organizations. So even if Pride parades have been canceled because of the pandemic, that shouldn't stop you from looking fierce - just make sure you do it from 6 feet away.

He wears short shorts: why are men showing more leg?
[The Guardian, UK - 06 June 2020]
The subversive, suggestive and skimpy garment has made a comeback during lockdown thanks to Paul Mescal and Harry Styles.

These fashion events taking place in 2020 remind us that the show must go on
[PrestigeOnline.com - 05 June 2020]
Covid-19 led to the cancellation of large numbers of fashion events, but the industry proves that the show must go on. Here is a roundup of the shows that will in fact take place before the end of the year.

Lost stock and broken: How a Bangladeshi fashion supply chain is being nursed back to life
[Forbes, USA - 04 June 2020]
Cancelled orders, hopeful invoices, the prospect of factories going out of business, employees made redundant, yes, one of the key elements of the western fast fashion trade, Bangladeshi textile factories, have been having a hard time of it of late. And there's a very real human cost to all of this.

Upcycling is the coolest part of the ethical fashion movement
[Esquire - 04 June 2020]
Make new stuff from old stuff.

Why tiny sunglasses are worth investing in this summer
[Vogue, FR - 04 June 2020]
Oval frames for an elevated fashion statement, while protecting yourself from UV rays.

Munroe Bergdorf accuses L'Oreal of racial hypocrisy
[The Guardian, UK - 03 June 2020]
Model and activist says brand's expressions of solidarity over George Floyd are 'gaslighting'.

The new frontier for fashion and politics
[VogueBusiness - 03 June 2020]
Brands need to address how their own companies work, promote people of colour, invest in education, speak out on issues, support their communities, donate and most importantly, act.

'Plastic-free' fashion is not as clean or green as it seems
[The Conversation, UK - 02 June 2020]
Natural fibres in fashion garments are products of multiple transformation processes, most of which are reliant on intensive manufacturing as well as advanced chemical manipulation.

'An icon and trailblazer': Australian fashion designer Anna Thomas dies
[Sydney Morning Herald, AU - 02 June 2020]
Anna Thomas, who battled illness for three years, died on Friday at the age of 49.

Virgil Abloh criticised for response to looting during George Floyd protests
[The Guardian, UK - 02 June 2020]
Off-White and Louis Vuitton designer accused of not 'reading the room' in Instagram post about damage caused to streetwear shops in Los Angeles.

Small, independent fashion brands are leading the fundraising efforts for Black Lives Matter and bail funds
[Vogue, AU - 02 June 2020]
While much of the fashion community has posted about the Black Lives Matter movement on social media, the number of companies that have announced sizeable donations to causes are few.

Publishers Delay September Fashion Issues
[MediaPost, USA - 02 June 2020]
The delay in September fashion magazines also gives advertisers more time to shoot campaigns and have them roll in, as work came to a halt this spring when most cities locked down as COVID-19 spread.

Shop and Support 20 of the Chicest Black Owned Fashion and Accessories Brands
[Harpers Bazaar, USA - 01 June 2020]
Here's a way to show your support. The strife seen all over television screens and social media had many, if not all, reeling from the cries for justice - more so for our Black coworkers and colleagues. Indeed, during this time, it can be difficult to know how to help or use your voice.

How Brands Are Supporting Black Lives Matter
[InStyle - 01 June 2020]
Plus, organizations to donate to and support, and a list of those who have pledged support.

Fashion's philanthropy play
[Vogue Business - 01 June 2020]
Covid-19 has prompted a wave of charitable donations from fashion brands, but where should brands direct their good intentions for maximum impact?

Clothing retailers, fashion brands urge followers to stand against racial injustice amid George Floyd protests
[Fox News, USA - 01 June 2020]
A number of high-profile clothing brands and fashion retailers are urging their followers to take action, donate, or stand against racism and injustice amid nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd's death.

Fashion Magazines Hit as Luxury Ad Spend Dwindles
[Business of Fashion - 01 June 2020]
Global fashion houses are slashing their marketing budgets by 30 to 80 percent to weather the economic fallout of the pandemic.

Will you now pursue a career in fashion? We ask Australian fashion students
[The Fashion Journal, AU - 01 June 2020]
Graduates and those beginning their careers in all fields are likely going to be facing an uncertain job market in 2020 and beyond. For young designers this begs the question; do you still want to pursue a career in fashion? To find out, we asked five Australian fashion design students.

May 2020

From PPE to Designer Jeans, How One Fashion Executive Is Giving Back to Nurses Across the Country
[Vogue - 31 May 2020]
As the global sales director for Moussy Vintage, Peter Russell's connections stretched far and wide throughout the industry - a network he knew he could tap into when the 40-year-old fashion executive decided to start a movement to thank nurses across the country for their work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Selected Works: the fashion photography of Glen Luchford - in pictures
[The Guardian, UK - 31 May 2020]
From Kate Moss boxing on an LA street to his work for Prada in the late 90s and recent campaigns for Gucci, a new virtual exhibition of work from the British photographer's 30-year career is on view until 30 June.

The mini skirt has been named the most iconic fashion statement of all time, ahead of the little black dress and hot pants
[swnsdigital.com - 31 May 2020]
A study of 2,000 Brits revealed the most memorable style trends, which also saw knee high boots, denim jackets and skinny jeans feature in the top 10.

Is yellow the new black? Why Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters targeted I.T fashion group
[Hong Kong Free Press - 31 May 2020]
Last Sunday, protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong and targeted I.T, one of Hong Kong's most established multi-brand fashion stores and retail conglomerates, and specifically its Comme des Garcons and Bathing Ape outlet in Causeway Bay.

Amazon is discontinuing its Echo Look fashion advice gadget
[TechRadar - 31 May 2020]
One less Echo in the world... Here's another reminder that the gadgets you buy aren't necessarily going to be supported forever.

Paris Haute Couture Week to go online-only for the first time
[The National, AE - 30 May 2020]
From Monday, July 6, to Wednesday, July 8, the governing body for couture - an artform that requires pieces to be constructed by hand from start to finish - will host videos from accredited maisons on a virtual platform.

Egyptian Students Launch Sustainable Fashion App to Help Save the Environment During COVID-19
[EgyptianStreets - 30 May 2020]
As part of their graduation project, a group of Egyptian students have launched a new environmentally friendly application 'VATRINA' to reduce fashion waste and raise awareness on sustainable fashion in the community.

The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Kylie Jenner, Lady Gaga, and More
[Vogue - 30 May 2020]

Second-Hand Clothing, First-Hand Fashion?
[Varsity, UK - 30 May 2020]
Depop, ThredUp, Urban Outfitters - Erin Gerrity takes a look at how past fashion is replacing fast fashion and what consequences this rising popularity has on the accessibility of the second-hand industry.

Want to stand out on screen? Zoom in on that colossal collar!
[The Guardian, UK - 30 May 2020]
From the waist up - which is often all that matters in lockdown Britain - big and bold is best in the fashion stakes.

Copenhagen Fashion Week Plans to Move Forward with In-Person Event in August
[Sourcing Journal - 30 May 2020]
Copenhagen Fashion Week is moving ahead with plans to hold its Spring/Summer '21 event in August, albeit with new dates, announcing that it will move its event from Aug. 4-7 to Aug. 9-12 to align with the apparel trade shows CIFF and Revolver.

Lost Stock: 'It's like buying your future self a present'
[The Guardian, UK - 30 May 2020]
A scheme to help Bangladeshi garment workers through the lockdown adds spice to fashion.

Afterpay Launches Fund-raising Effort to Help Fashion Industry, Those in Need
[WWD - 29 May 2020]
The "buy now, pay later" provider said consumers can simply check a box on the app to donate a $1 to the program.

From Hermes and Chanel to Louis Vuitton and Gucci, What Will Fashion's Impending Shift Actually Look Like?
[TFL, USA - 29 May 2020]
The fashion industry is in the midst of what could be a seismic shift. In furtherance of a number of initiatives, fashion designers, executives, and retailers are looking to reset the established fashion calendar of runway shows, deliveries, and discounting.

From yodelling to 70s collars: this week's fashion trends
[The Guardian, UK - 29 May 2020]
What's hot and what's not in fashion this week

Fashion retailer PAS Group goes into administration
[Australian Financial Review, AU - 29 May 2020]
The PAS Group, which operates 225 retail stores and has about 1,300 staff, appointed PwC partners Stephen Longley, David McEvoy, and Martin Ford as voluntary administrators of the group on Friday.

Rethinking the catwalk could slow down fast fashion
[retaildive.com - 28 May 2020]
A movement to tear up the traditional fashion week calendar has profound implications for the apparel trade - and beyond.

Green Practices And New Fashion Apps Will Tackle Coronavirus Waste
[Forbes, USA - 28 May 2020]
Months of lockdown had a huge impact on fashion, with tons of clothes unsold, which is now forcing the industry to convert itself into a more sustainable and techy one. Global Fashion Agenda updated its sustainability plan in order to guide fashion leaders through the current crisis.

Tipping Point: Will Fashion Finally Complete Its Digital Transformation?
[WWD - 28 May 2020]
Experts recommend investments in e-commerce in China, 3-D design and consumer data to improve efficiencies - and to mitigate crises.

35 Of The Venice Film Festival's Most Iconic Fashion Moments
[Harpers Bazaar, USA - 28 May 2020]
Just like the Cannes Film Festival, the annual Venice Film Festival is almost as well-known for its fashion offerings as it is for the actual films that show there.

Louis Vuitton Appoints Johnny Coca As Women's Fashion Leather Goods Director
[Harpers Bazaar Arabia - 28 May 2020]
Starting June 2 the Spanish designer will bring his creativity to the iconic French maison while working alongside Nicolas Ghesquière.

Tributes pour in on fashion designer Wendell Rodricks' 60th birth anniversary
[Times of India - 28 May 2020]
Fashion designer, author, activist and Padma Shri awardee Wendell Rodricks would have been 60 today, if he wasn't snatched away from us on February 12 this year. On May 28, his friends posted photos, videos and messages on social media celebrating his life and honouring the man that he was.

Is this pandemic-proof suit the future of festival fashion?
[abc.net.au, Australia - 28 May 2020]
Weighing up the pros and cons of a virus-proof suit intended for gig-going.

Descente will close 47 kids wear outlets in South Korea
[pulsenews.co.kr - 28 May 2020]
Japanese sports fashion brand Descente will close down 47 independent outlets for kids wear in South Korea as sales remained sluggish amid lingering disapproval of Japanese brand since last year's trade tensions on top of COVID-19 setback.

Non-solicitation Rule Lifted in NY Fashion Agencies' Heated Battle Over 'Mass Exodus' of 55 Models
[Law.com, USA - 27 May 2020]
What exactly occurred with the alleged poaching or "conspiracy designed to destroy" Men Women N.Y. Management by Elite Model Management was not before the Appellate Division, First Department, an injunction order on soliciting models away was. That legal issue was decided. The substance of why 55 models suddenly left Men Women N.Y. last spring and summer must still be hashed out.

The nostalgic value of the bucket hat
[The Guardian, UK - 27 May 2020]
This summer headgear is back. Again. But for many wearers, it never went away.

How the Rolex Day-Date Became the Ultimate Power Watch
[InsideHook - 27 May 2020]
The Day-Date is the rare '80s bling watch that still impresses in 2020.

Men in pink: rose-coloured menswear is the way forward this summer
[The Standard, UK - 27 May 2020]
Comin' up roses is the forecast for this season. Allok at men in pink!

Global Fashion Exchange Launches New Digital Swapping Platform
[Forbes, USA - 27 May 2020]
With the Sharing Economy still a novel idea to many, a variety of brands are making strides in facilitating its growth. The creative industries are leading the change with entrepreneurs and visionaries working hard towards a future which reduces waste and closes the loop on all production.

How a country that once banned denim became a rising fashion star
[AFR, AU - 27 May 2020]
In the former Soviet republic of Ukraine, a fresh crop of designers is carving out a niche - and the luxury fashion world is all ears.

Fast fashion: Pakistan garment workers fight for rights amid Covid-19 crisis
[The Guardian, UK - 27 May 2020]
Protesters demand wages at factory supplying global fashion brands, as coronavirus leads to layoffs in textile industry.

Otrium raises 24m to expand its fashion marketplace
[Sifted, EU - 27 May 2020]
There is 160bn worth of clothes unsold in warehouses due to coronavirus.

French dressing: how cooking became the new couture
[The Guardian, UK - 27 May 2020]
Lockdown has seen the fashion world pivot from frocks to food, with models and designers sharing their favourite recipes online.

Bangladesh threatens to ban these UK brands, escalating battle to get factories paid
[Forbes, USA - 27 May 2020]
After a months-long battle to get factories paid for canceled orders, Bangladesh's apparel export associations are threatening an embargo against a major Western clothing conglomerate they say owes them millions for clothing mad prior to the coronavirus pandemic.

Informa teams with NuOrder to digitalize trade show experience
[WWD - 27 May 2020]
The trade show operator and e-commerce platform will work to bring brands and retailers together.

Can Mystery Thrifting Save Fashion's Waste Problem?
[Refinery29 - 27 May 2020]
While buying from eco-friendly brands can help lessen the fashion industry's impact on the environment, the most sustainable way to shop is to buy clothes that already exist. Knowing this is what inspired Topper Luciani, a vet in the used and vintage fashion arena, to launch his Houston-based start-up Goodfair in 2018.

Walmart enters secondhand clothing fashion consignment marketplace thredUP
[techcrunch.com, USA - 27 May 2020]
Walmart is continuing its foray into fashion e-commerce, announcing a strategic partnership with fashion resale marketplace thredUP to list a large number of the items on Walmart's digital storefront.

Inside Facebook's Bid to Crack the Fashion AI Code
[WWD - 26 May 2020]
WWD spoke with Berg and Manohar Paluri, head of Facebook artificial intelligence, about the company's recent Shops announcement, and GrokNet, the intriguing technology that can read images and, more importantly, understand what it's looking at.

Coronavirus tracker: how the industry is reacting
[DrapersOnline, UK - 26 May 2020]
Keep up to date with industry updates amid the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Former British Vogue editor says lockdown could help the fashion industry overproduction
[DailyMail, UK - 26 May 2020]
Former long-serving editor of British Vogue Alexandra Shulman, 62, says lockdown could help the fashion industry because there are 'too many brands', and predicts a 'boom' in clothes sales once shops open on June 15th.

Virgin Hotels Dallas to Use Fashion to Dress Up Social Distancing
[WWD - 26 May 2020]
With a social distancing imperative, some are trying more novel approaches that include fashion-clad mannequins.

Fashion revolution as designers rebel against 'wasteful' calendar
[France24, France - 26 May 2020]
"Nothing will ever be the same again" has been the constant refrain of the coronavirus era. But for the fashion world that may well be true.

Harrogate Fashion Week postponed
[Drapers, UK - 26 May 2020]
The July edition of trade show Harrogate Fashion Week has been provisionally pushed back to August as a result of Covid-19.

Meet ADA: The New Fashion Game Smashing Down The Door To Democratized Luxe
[Forbes, USA - 26 May 2020]
Very few things are likely to get a fashion CEO as hot under the collar right now as the promise of a prime slot in front of a famously gaming-hungry (e-comm fatigued) Gen Z audience, especially with most pandemic-hit stores and IRL activations still languishing on ice.

Winds of change sweep through fashion
[Vogue Business - 26 May 2020]
As lockdowns ease, the fashion industry says it's time for a rethink on every level. Here, Vogue Business highlights the latest news from the luxury industry and related sectors.

Lockdown To Catwalk: 11 Fashion Masks For The Next Phase
[Forbes, USA - 25 May 2020]
As parts of Europe and the United States emerge from coronavirus lockdown to face the new normal, a concern for safety remains in place. How to protect vulnerable communities as the world waits impatiently for the Covid-19 vaccine. One of the most common solutions is a requirement to wear masks while in public.

"A More Inventive Product": Alessandro Michele Outlines Gucci's Radical New Fashion Model
[Vogue, UK - 25 May 2020]
48-year-old designer Michele spent his life as an anonymous team designer until his 360-degree proposal for a new Gucci won him the promotion in 2015 and turned that life upside-down.

The World's First Animal Crossing Fashion Show Is Here
[Vogue - 25 May 2020]
Reference Berlin, a German fashion organization, is taking Animal Crossing's fashion potential one step further with a virtual fashion show of Animal Crossing avatars dressed up in current season looks inspired by Loewe, Prada, and GmbH.

Fashion designer showcases the future of the runway with 3D models
[CNN - 25 May 2020]
Congolese designer, Anifa Mvuemba, gave a preview of what catwalks might look like in a post-pandemic world with a collection using virtual models.

Growing fashion retailer taps Oracle to increase focus on customers
[KMworld.com, USA - 25 May 2020]
Sportina, a fashion retailer in southeast Europe, is using Oracle Retail to modernize its operations and better serve customers. Sportina curates fashion collections for women, men, and children across 90 brands, including Hugo Boss, Burberry, Dsquared, Superdry, Tom Tailor, Jack & Jones, and Marx, in more than 350 stores across 11 countries..

A look at the world's most stylish men - in pictures
[The Guardian - 25 May 2020]
(Gallery) The Staley-Wise Gallery in New York is currently closed, but has plundered its archives to curate an online exhibition celebrating some of the world's best-dressed men. Marlon Brando, David Hockney and Leigh Bowery are among the eclectic images in Men of Style, which can be viewed until 30 June.

These are the trendiest shorts of summer 2020
[Vogue, France - 25 May 2020]
We have rounded up our favorite sexy yet comfortable shorts for the summer.

Shopping habits of generation Z could spell end of fast fashion
[The Guardian, UK - 25 May 2020]
Research shows consumers are following younger generation's lead in move towards sustainable fashion. The 'buy less, buy better' ideology of generation Z - those aged 18 to 24 - could see the beginning of the end of fast fashion, new research suggests.

As fashion has its metaverse moment, one app looks to bridge real and virtual worlds for sneakerheads
[TechCrunch, USA - 25 May 2020]
Fashion is having its moment in the metaverse. A riot of luxury labels, music, and games are vying for attention in the virtual world. One entrepreneur who's spent time on both sides of the business as a startup founder and an employee for one of the biggest brands in athletic wear has launched a new app to try build a bridge between the physical and virtual fashion worlds.

British Vogue editor Edward Enninful says magazine appeared 'stand-offish' and 'cold' before he took over
[The Independant, UK - 25 May 2020]
Edward Enninful has said he thinks people saw British Vogue as "stand-offish" and "cold" before he became editor-in-chief.

Luxury trendspotting isn't easy in the Covid-19 age
[Business Mirror - 25 May 2020]
Upmarket, stylish face coverings could provide a bit of a boost in a coronavirus-strewn landscape, where luxury goods sales are expected to drop as much as 35 percent this year, according to Bain & Co. estimates.

From 'new normal' styles to digital runways: Fashion goes on amid the COVID-19 pandemic
[CNN, Philippines - 24 May 2020]
Online shopping, digital runways: With leisure stores closed for the duration of the lockdown, the fashion and retail industry has been limited to digital services - with quarantined citizens resorting to online shopping and watching holding a virtual fashion shows.

Gucci to go Seasonless, show twice per year
[BOF, UK - 24 May 2020]
The Kering-owned Italian megabrand joins stablemate Saint Laurent in breaking with the conventional fashion calendar.

Has the way we shop changed forever?
[Irish Examiner - 24 May 2020]
Sustainable fashion contains multitudes, from fabric sourcing to local manufacturing and workers' rights, labelling to packaging and consumption. We spoke to experts in the field to find out what sustainable fashion means for you.

Coronavirus: The 3D artists helping fashion through Covid-19
[BBC, UK - 24 May 2020]
(Video) How can you put on a fashion show without models? Or create a product line with no real materials? One group that might have the answer to those questions are Digi-Gxl. They are a collective of international women, and trans, intersex and non-binary digital artists who create work in the world of 3-D art, design and animation.

Your essential lingerie guide for the summer season
[Hindustan Times - 24 May 2020]
Wearing the right lingerie is very important to deal with tricky summer silhouettes. Here are some wardrobe essentials this season to keep you cool while you shelter at home.

The Greek American who captured the zeitgeist in fashion illustration
[ekathimerini.com - 24 May 2020]
Blogger Gina Moyer writes that fashion illustration has the "dexterity to freeze a moment in history through the lenses of artistic style, attitudes reflective of the time period, and the latest trends in fashion..." George Stavrinos (1948-90) did much more than that. With his extraordinary craftsmanship and artistic genius, his work ventures into the fine arts, knocking fashion illustration right out of the park. Bradford Hamann, assistant professor of graphic design at Shepherd University, writes that Stavrinos revolutionized fashion illustration, proving that it could be "imbued with dramatic content, it could be monumental in feel, and it could stand as 'Art' in the truest sense of the word."

The edit... The best basket bags
[The Guardian, UK - 24 May 2020]
(Gallery) Add a touch of 70s style to your summer by swinging one of these rustic beauties when you head out.

New AI-powered fashion app promises to learn your shopping habits
[Paper, USA - 24 May 2020]
Consumers sign up on the app, answer a few questions about price points, sizes, and preferred brands. The questions help the app get a sense of the user's tastes and budget. Based on your answers, the technology creates a customized store just for you. The more questions you answer, the better the platform gets at serving you recommendations.

Hanifa Used 3D Models to Launch Its Latest Collection on Instagram Live
[Harper's Bazaar, USA - 23 May 2020]
Designer Anifo Mvuemba planned the groundbreaking digital show before the coronavirus pandemic made it essential.

Hanifa's 3D Digital Fashion Show Just Changed the Game
[Yahoo - 23 May 2020]
In a world where we don't know what the future holds for the fashion industry or fashion shows, Anifa Mvuemba is at the forefront of changing the game. On Friday, May 22, the Congolese designer of contemporary brand Hanifa debuted her latest collection on Instagram Live via 3D models.

Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Charli XCX, Imaan Hammam, and More
[Vogue, USA - 23 May 2020]
Here, see more best fashion Instagrams of the week.

The Fashion Industry Just Outlined A Vision For The Future. Will #RewiringFashion Be Good Enough?
[Forbes, USA - 23 May 2020]
The reality is that fashion has been broken for a long time.

Inside Zari Fashion Bazaar, Saudi Arabia's first virtual fashion event
[Arabnews.com - 23 May 2020]
Entitled 'Zari' & named after a traditional type of embroidery that uses metallic thread - the three-day digital-only event was a direct response to the myriad cancelations brought on by COVID-19..

'What's the point?': Paris fashion faces up to life after lockdown
[The Guardian, USA - 23 May 2020]
Socially distanced shopping proves a hard sell in the French capital with few places open to show off.

Fashion turns to technology to tailor sustainable solutions
[Aljazeera, USA - 23 May 2020]
At the cutting edge of fashion and science, innovators are setting a new trend with a circular model of consumption.

WTF is happening in the fashion industry right now?
[Dazed - 22 May 2020]
Who's gone bankrupt? Will fashion week ever return? And what does Jeff Bezos have to do with it all?

Luxury fashion brands had thousands of exotic leather goods seized by U.S. law enforcement
[National Geographic, USA - 22 May 2020]
A report finds that companies including Chanel, Gucci, and Coach had thousands of imported exotic leather goods seized by U.S. law enforcement from 2003 through 2013.

Believe It or Not, There Is an Overarching Face Mask Trend
[Vogue - 22 May 2020]
With new inventive takes bubbling up each day, face mask trends, like matching sets, have emerged, not without strings attached.

Las Vegas shows postponed
[sportswear-international.com - 22 May 2020]
Informa Markets Fashion, organizer of fashion trade shows like Coterie, Magic and Project, has announced to postpone its August 2020 Las Vegas fashion events, originally scheduled for August 17-19.

Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli and actress Lori Loughlin to serve prison time for university entry scam
[abc.net.au - 22 May 2020]
Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin has agreed to serve two months in prison and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli will spend five months behind bars as part of a deal to plead guilty to cheating the US college admissions' process.

From hedgehogs to shellac: this week's fashion trends
[The Guardian, UK - 22 May 2020]
What's hot and what's not in fashion this week.

Drapers Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 shortlist revealed
[Drapers Online, UK - 22 May 2020]
The shortlist for the inaugural Drapers Sustainable Fashion Awards has been revealed, recognising the strides that are being made in reducing the industry's environmental impact and creating fairer working conditions across the supply chain.

Fashion's alternatives to the discounting trap
[VodueBusiness.com - 22 May 2020]
Unsold inventory and mounting economic uncertainty are making it difficult to stay clear of markdowns in the short term. Brands are changing production practices to avoid the issue in the future.

Escapist Fashion
[WWD - 22 May 2020]
Forced to stay home, even as the weather warms up, consumers are indulging in a little retail therapy by way of swimwear and resort wear.

Job portal Mybrands launched for Singapore's fashion retail industry
[InsideRetail, Asia - 22 May 2020]
Retail-solutions consultancy IDA'SG is launching a niche job portal for fashion, beauty and lifestyle retail firms in Singapore. Called Mybrands, the platform will launch on July 3 and is designed to enhance skill matching in the city's retail industry.

Things keep getting worse for fashion rental platforms
[Glossy.co - 22 May 2020]
Much of the fashion industry is suffering under the coronavirus pandemic, but few areas have been hit as hard as fashion rental.

Rajo Laurel tests digital platform with virtual fashion show
[Inquirer.net - 22 May 2020]
"This democratizes fashion... I can even share my comment live, and the big guys of the industry can read it," writes viewer.

Naomi Campbell's most memorable catwalk moments (Gallery)
[ETCanada, CAN - 21 May 2020]
There are few people who are as fierce or as fabulous as Naomi Campbell. As the OG supermodel turns 50, we're taking a look back at just a few of the memorable moments of her decade-spanning career.

Marimekko Traditional Open-Air Shows Goes Digital
[Yahoo! - 21 May 2020]
DIGITAL DEMOCRATIC SHOW: Marimekko is going digital this spring, asking its followers to film their own runway show wearing an outfit from the brand and the digital content will be reposted on Friday on the label's Instagram account creating a collective, democratic fashion show.

ICON 360: Harlem's Fashion Row Launches a New Nonprofit and Virtual Fundraiser for Designers Impacted by COVID-19
[TheRoot, USA - 21 May 2020]
Harlem's Fashion Row (HFR) was founded to bring attention and a much-needed platform to designers of color - and it's done so for over a decade, garnering groundbreaking respect throughout the industry and enviable corporate partnerships. In the midst of the coronavirus, HFR's mission continues, as on Wednesday, its CEO and founder Brandice Daniel announced the nonprofit entity ICON 360, co-sponsored by Gap, Inc., Ciroc, Nike and Shea Moisture and designed to support designers with financial relief and encouragement through this ongoing crisis.

13 Fashion Models Helping Us Get Through Pandemic Lockdown
[Forbes, USA - 21 May 2020]
We've rounded up 13 models from around the world with fun and creative Instagram accounts and asked them how they're keeping busy during these unprecedented times.

The Funkiest, Most Fashionable Face Masks, Ranked
[Slate Magazine, USA - 21 May 2020]
Pillars in the fashion industry like Christian Siriano and Louis Vuitton have retooled their operations to produce masks and gowns for frontline workers, while other designers are marketing to consumers instead. Where there were few stylish choices for the masses just a few months ago, there are now so many fashion masks that a highly scientific ranking is in order.

'The fashion system must change': BFC and CFDA call for an industry reset
[The Guardian, UK - 21 May 2020]
The UK and US fashion trade bodies have issued a joint statement, outlining a vision of how to rethink the industry.

Aid agencies to grade fashion industry's response during COVID-19 crisis
[Inside Retail, Australia - 21 May 2020]
A report on how well the fashion industry responded during the coronavirus outbreak will be released in October, prepared by Tearfund NZ and Baptist World Aid Australia. The special edition of the annual Ethical Fashion Report will look into the response of the fashion industry, focusing on companies with annual revenues of $30 million and above, to the vulnerabilities faced by workers during the coronavirus crisis.

Fashion Industry Renews Calls For Fewer Discounts, Change To Fashion Schedule Amid Pandemic
[Forbes, USA - 21 May 2020]
Crisis forces change. The pandemic of 2020 seems to be the final straw for fashion to re-examine its selling, presentation, and delivery system, which resulted in heavy discounting.

'It's a way to live out fantasies': how Animal Crossing became fashion's new catwalk
[The Guardian, UK - 21 May 2020]
The biggest video game of lockdown has become a new home for fashion lovers where avatars can dress in Prada, Off-White or Sports Banger hoodies.

Dirty Luxury: How Fashion Contributes to Pandemics
[EcoWarriorPrincess.net - 21 May 2020]
Markets that keep captive wild animals in unhygienic, cramped conditions are the perfect breeding ground for pandemics - but the use of these animals does not end at food. Wild animals are often bred, traded and killed in conditions that are highly unsanitary to end up in a luxury boutique.

Harlem's Fashion Row launching new nonprofit (ICON 360) to aid designers in rapid response to coronavirus pandemic
[Stockhouse.com - 21 May 2020]
Special guest speakers to host HFR's premiere Virtual Fundraising Event to assist designers of color pivoting business during crises.

Reducing fashion waste through technology
[Waste360.com - 20 May 2020]
There is a tremendous amount of waste in the fashion industry. Not only is it the world's second-largest polluter, but it loses approximately $500 Billion of clothes each year (United Nations).

Meet the Antwerp student designer photographing his collection in 3D
[Vice - 20 May 2020]
Nico Verhaegen's work is inspired by scavenging and leftover materials. Not content with sitting around during quarantine, he and stylist Cornelius Lafayette, who worked on his VFILES show, decided to create a virtual, 3D scanned editorial.

Kendall Jenner to settle in Fyre Festival Lawsuit
[WWD - 20 May 2020]
The model has settled the lawsuit over her Instagram post related to the failed 2017 music festival.

How Clever Fashion Brands Are Learning To Thrive From The Home Office
[Forbes, USA - 20 May 2020]
'Essential Services' is a term which refers to services that are vital to the health and well-being of people. It is a requirement for a business to survive. With a grandstand filled with consumers rallying to keep brands alive during these rough economic times, the focus is now on perfecting the footing for the fresh demo.

On the state of fashion journalism
[Honi Soit, Australia - 20 May 2020]
Fashion journalism is continually evolving and changing shape, however, there is still a distinct lack of critical writing in mainstream and indie fashion magazines, even those claiming that their independence gives them an edge.

'We can't be silent' - how fashion is speaking up about Covid racism
[The Guardian, UK - 20 May 2020]
Asian American designers such as Phillip Lim and Prabal Gurung are using their clothes to fight against the rising tide of corona-related xenophobia and help the relief effort.

Anna Wintour says coronavirus has been 'catastrophic' for the fashion industry
[CNBC - 20 May 2020]
Vogue editor Anna Wintour said the coronavirus pandemic has been 'catastrophic' for the fashion industry, impacting both emerging designers and large retailers.

The New Normal: Digital Is Set For a Step Change
[BOF, UK - 20 May 2020]
Lockdowns and social distancing measures have made digital an urgent priority across the entire value chain but navigating the recovery will require sustained focus on scaling up and strengthening digital competencies.

Rajo Laurel mounts first virtual fashion show
[ABS-CBN News - 20 May 2020]
MANILA - Over a thousand fashion enthusiasts were glued to their screens on Tuesday night as Rajo Laurel mounted his first virtual fashion show.

What Does a Case Over Antique Watches Mean for Chanel and Rolex Resellers?
[TFL - 19 May 2020]
Swatch subsidiary Hamilton International and Vortic LLC, a watch company that converts antique pocket watches into wrist watches, have been facing off in court, with Hamilton alleging that by selling restored and modified watches with the Hamilton name on them, Vortic is engaging in trademark infringement, counterfeiting, false designation of origin, and unfair competition.

What Will Be The Future Success Of Fashion Retail In The Digital Age
[Forbes, USA - 19 May 2020]
According to a recent survey by the Nielson market-market research group, the average American spends nearly four hours a day on computers- including mobile devices. Moreover, nearly 25 percent of that time will have been spent on social media. The tremendous influx of retail technology has changed the perception of how consumers purchase during this transitional time.

Iris van Herpen Imagines a Fashion Future in Which Clothes Are Only Made on Demand
[Vogue - 19 May 2020]
Like a fern, Amsterdam slowly started to unfurl last week as lockdown restrictions were eased, presenting the opportunity to speak with Iris van Herpen in her atelier. Because her process is so collaborative and interactive, it's been challenging to make much forward movement, but her new collection is coming together in 'baby steps.' In the interim, the designer and her team have been focusing on new ways of using VR [virtual reality] and AR [augmented reality], the latter in relation to an upcoming exhibition in Paris.

The future of fashion showrooms is digital and immersive
[WWD - 19 May 2020]
BrandLab Fashion develops customized virtual showrooms that re-create a brand's physical space.

Global Fashion Agenda Urges Fashion Leaders to Update Sustainability Commitments
[WWD - 19 May 2020]
In a new report, the organization is outlining how fashion executives can turn current issues into opportunities to rebuild the system in a more sustainable, ethical manner.

Comfort clothing: The pandemic fashion trend
[CGTN, Europe - 19 May 2008]
CGTN Europe spoke to Dana Thomas, a fashion writer, about how the fashion industry is dealing with coronavirus and how the sector will be changed in the long-term.

30 percent of global fashion businesses will not survive the crisis
[FashionUnited, UK - 19 May 2020]
30 percent of the world's biggest fashion companies, including household name brands and department stores, will not survive the pandemic crisis. The findings come from McKinsey's updated State of Fashion Report.

Italy's designers urge Rome to relax fashion sector restrictions
[Paper, USA - 17 May 2020]
Businesses with a passion for fashion say current restrictions risk damaging the industry beyond repair.

Colville: "There's been a seismic shift in fashion"
[The Guardian - 17 May 2020]
From London to Lombardy, luxurious label Colville finds inspiration in collaboration and creativity.

In Paris, stores have reopened but are there customers?
[Vogue - 17 May 2020]
In Paris, the easing of the pandemic lockdown began on Monday, May 11. After a nearly nonstop stretch of the bluest blue skies, we awoke to a combination of rain, cold, and wind that felt more like October.

Will fashion ever be good for the world? Its future may depend on it
[The Business of Fashion - 17 May 2020]
"It's not a perfect world; we're just trying to do the best we can."

Coronavirus: How face masks are becoming fashionable
[BBC World News, UK - 16 May 2020]
Face masks have become a necessity during the coronavirus outbreak and now the fashion world is ensuring that they become trendy.

Women 360 reintroduces men to the board, extends curve roster
[WWD, UK - 15 May 2020]
The agency signed athlete and trainer Jason Robert and models Anna Agrelo, Anna Van Patten, Ellie Weston and Maria Reina.

Women 360 Reintroduces Men to the Board, Extends Curve Roster
[WWD - 15 May 2020]
The agency signed athlete and trainer Jason Robert and models Anna Agrelo, Anna Van Patten, Ellie Weston and Maria Reina.

Amazon to the rescue of the fashion world!
[New York Times, USA - 14 May 2020]
With some help from Vogue and the CFDA, the e-commerce giant is opening a new store to showcase independent designers.

While Fashion Struggles, Masks Are A Surprise Revenue Stream For Designers
[Forbes, USA - 13 May 2020]
As the western world still grapples with its first major viral incident in recent history, it's becoming increasingly apparent that masks are going to be part of the new normal moving forward.

Twiggy: 'I don't think high fashion will ever move completely away from slimness'
[The Guardian, UK - 12 May 2020]
As a model, she was the face of the 60s, and went on to have a busy acting career. She discusses her new podcast, and life in swinging London.

Regenerative agriculture can change the fashion industry - and the world. But what is it?
[Vogue - 12 May 2020]
"The word sustainable is like a dinosaur now," Aras Baskauskas, the CEO of Los Angeles label Christy Dawn, tells me on a recent call. "What are we trying to sustain - the fires, the tornadoes, the mass extinction? We don't need to be sustainable, we need to be regenerative."

What in the world happened to Michael Jordan's fashion sense?
[Yahoo! Sport - 06 May 2020]
Marilyn Spiegel, an early '90s marketing whiz, sat in a meeting full of men discussing Q Scores - a measure of brand familiarity - and wondered, with incredulity, who wants to smell like a basketball player? "Somebody asked me if it's OK to wear white socks with a tuxedo, that it must be a new fashion thing because Michael had white socks on".

YouTube hosts first virtual runway show
[FashionUnited, UK - 04 May 2020]
YouTube on Saturday hosted its first virtual runway show, an indication of how fashion week may look for the coming season. The online video platform held what it dubbed the "first-of-its-kind virtual fashion show and behind the scenes event of Carine Roitfeld's CR Runway and amfAR against Covid-19".

Fashion Weeks Go Digital - 2020 Fashion week innovations
[fashionunited.uk - 01 May 2020]
Whilst traditional runway shows are currently not possible, organisers are harnessing new platforms with a greater global reach, such as 3D fashion shows.

April 2020

Can Sustainable Fashion and Inclusive Sizing Coexist?
[Harprs BAZAAR - 30 April 2020]
These brands are tackling two important, underrepresented facets of the fashion industry, but they're still a minority.

The 10 Most Popular Fashion Items Of 2020 (So Far)
[Paper, USA - 30 April 2020]
Curious to see what the world has been coveting? To view the pieces that secured a spot as one of the most popular fashion items of 2020 (so far), scroll on.

Coronavirus: Why the fashion industry faces an 'existential crisis'
[BBC, UK - 30 April 2020]
The fashion industry has been negatively impacted by the coronavirus outbreak on every imaginable level.

Coronavirus hits Australian fast-fashion industry: A slower future
[abc.net.au, Australia - 29 April 2020]
A look at how Coronovirus may reshape the fashion industry in Australia.

20 Fashion Brands Getting Most Creative With Coronavirus Face Masks
[Forbes, USA - 27 April 2020]
While face masks are now being adopted to reduce the spread of COVID-19, they're quickly becoming an everyday fashion accessory here to stay.

A brief tribute to Dennis Rodman, NBA fashion prototype
[GQ, Australia - 27 April 2020]
From his ultra-flamboyant style turns to his enigmatic persona, Rodman laid the groundwork upon which the current generation of sporting fashionistas currently sit.

No sweat: how tracksuit bottoms became the height of lockdown fashion
[The Guardian, UK - 26 April 2020]
Sales of sweatpants soar as fashionistas embrace the joys of an elasticated waistline in their working-from-home outfits.

Dior Uploaded Its 1949 Couture Show to YouTube
[W magazine - 23 April 2020]
The House of Dior went into the archives and pulled out a little-seen documentary short about the creation of their 1949 Haute Couture collection and put it up on YouTube, free for all to enjoy.

Trendy, cheap, and dirty: Fashion is a top global polluter
[Mongabay - 23 April 2020]
We live in a world of fast fashion, a model that relies on frequent, trend-driven, impulse buying of cheaply manufactured clothing that often ends up in the trash. The fashion industry now accounts for 10% of global pollution, and is second only to aviation as the world's largest industrial polluter.

The reality behind fashion's sustainability certifications and coalitions
[Vogue Business - 23 April 2020]
Organisations have cropped up to help fashion brands navigate sustainability efforts. But their efficacy isn't always clear.

British Fashion Council Announces Digital-Only Platform For London Fashion Week In June
[Grazia, UK - 22 April 2020]
Women's and men's showcases will merge on gender-neutral platform.

How Fashion Historian Teleica Kirkland Is Transforming What We Know About Clothing From the African Diaspora
[OkayAfrica - 21 April 2020]
The founder of the Costume Institute of the African Diaspora is preserving Black history in a field where it's been erased.

A Look at Queen Elizabeth's Most Extravagant Tiaras
[WWD, UK - 21 April 2020]
In honor of Queen Elizabeth II's 94th birthday, WWD revisits the history behind some of the royal's most lavish headpieces.

Social Sustainability, Overstock And 'Greenwashing': How COVID-19 Is Changing The Fashion Industry
[Forbes, USA - 21 April 2020]
As Fashion Revolution Week kicks off with the publishing of their fifth Fashion Transparency Index, part 3 in this industry insiders series examines how brands, manufacturers and thought-leaders are analysing current metrics and adapting sustainability and climate change initiatives in the face of COVID-19.

How The Coronavirus Could Shape Fashion Choices
[WAMC - 19 April 2020]
Michel Martin interviews Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell on how this historic moment might shape the future of what we wear.

How fashion professionals are re-educating for a circular economy
[GreenBiz - 17 April 2020]
For most apparel brands and retailers, "where do we start?" is an important question on their way to circularity. In 2017, the Global Fashion Agenda provided important pointers as to where the industry should go with the 2020 Circular Fashion System Commitment. For some, setting these goals was just the step they needed to kick-start their transition. For many others, however, the question of how to go from here - our current linear system - to there - a circular, zero waste textiles system - is still largely unanswered.

Dedicated followers of Bowie - fashion archive, 1990
[The Guardian, UK - 16 April 2020]
Many an estate agent was once slave to a style that involved crossing Aubrey Beardsley with Flash Gordon to look like Joe 90 in drag

British Fashion Brand Barbour Pivots From Wax Jackets To Medical Gowns Amid PPE Shortage
[Forbes, USA - 15 April 2020]
British fashion brand Barbour, known for its wax jackets, quilted coats and country life appeal, is producing 23,000 protective gowns for medical workers battling coronavirus on the frontline, making it the latest clothing company to help fill the PPE shortage.

Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Chanel put their fashion muscle behind face masks
[CNN, USA - 14 April 2020]
Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Chanel are putting their fashion muscle and supply chain expertise behind making protective clothing for those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 1.9 million people and killed at least 119,000 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Fashion meets Fortnite: 3D clothes and digital catwalks
[The Guardian, UK - 11 April 2020]
Virtual clothing and cyberspace catwalk shows may sound like the stuff of a William Gibson novel. But with physical fashion weeks on hold, and many designers unable to produce their next collections owing to the Covid-19 crisis, the niche world of digital fashion has been catapulted to the mainstream.

Time to Start Again? Italy - Fashion's Artisan Heart - Is Ready To Try
[Vogue - 11 April 2020]
The Italian fashion industry presented an open letter to prime Minister conte in which it signaled its readiness to restart.

What's the Point of a Fashion Magazine Now?
[New York Times, USA - 09 April 2020]
Glossy magazines sell fantasy. Now they have to reckon with reality. It's complicated.

Fast fashion speeding toward environmental disaster, report warns
[The Guardian, UK - 08 April 2020]
Study highlights industry failures and calls for shift in consumer attitudes.

Club Tropicana, Vanity Fair and Hollywood makeovers: the best podcasts for fashion fans
[The Guardian, UK - 07 April 2020]
With many of us stuck indoors, you may have time to learn about the feminist art inspiring Dior, what it's like working with Kanye West and how to keep a houseplant alive.

The environmental price of fast fashion
[Nature - 07 April 2020]
The fashion industry is facing increasing global scrutiny of its environmentally polluting supply chain operations. Despite the widely publicized environmental impacts, however, the industry continues to grow, in part due to the rise of fast fashion, which relies on cheap manufacturing, frequent consumption and short-lived garment use.

What Shanghai's First Digital Fashion Week Meant for Brands and Designers
[Alizilia - 06 April 2020]
Shanghai Fashion Week wrapped up last week. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, organizers brought the entire autumn-winter 2020 edition online, making it the world's first fashion-week event at this scale to go fully digital.

Virtual Catwalks and Digital Fashion: How COVIDd-19 is changing the fashion industry
[Forbes, USA - 06 April 2020]
Virtual catwalks and digital fashion will be the future of fashion retailing.

Interview: Who decides what you wear? Meet fashion's formidable silent force
[The Guardian, Uk - 05 April 2020]
Net-a-Porter reaches customers in 170 countries. But you probably haven't heard of its global buyer Elizabeth von der Goltz. Here, she talks about nurturing brands, appearing on Netflix and why she will always 'innately love fashion'.

A New Fundraising Effort Aims To Help Young Fashion Designers Impacted By Coronavirus
[Forbes, USA - 01 April 2020]
Emerging fashion designers reeling from canceled orders and the loss of sales as a result of the coronavirus may now have a new financial lifeline.

Carpe DM: 60 years of the Dr Martens boot - fashion's subversive smash hit
[The Guardian, UK - 01 April 2020]
The humble eight-holed work boot has won over everyone from postal workers to punks, teens to today's celebrities and influencers. How did it stride to world dominance?

Fashion Brands Have Donated Millions to Coronavirus Relief
[The Cut - 01 April 2020]
An exhaustive list of what companies, brands, and stores - big and small - are doing to help support the fight against Coronavirus.

March 2020

Milan Men's Fashion Week to merge with Women's Fashion Week in September for first time ever
[Harpers BAZAAR - 30 March 2020]
The Coronovirus pandemic is causing major changes in the fashion week schedule. This September, Milan's Women's Fashion Week will become the first season to combine men and women's collections, with the men's shows slated for June, now pushed back in light of the virus..

Global lockdown for June 2020 catwalk shows
[sportswear-international.com - 30 March 2020]
A series of cancellations of international menswear fashion events have been recently announced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Where to get your fashion and beauty fix online
[CNN, USA - 19 March 2020]
So give yourself permission to indulge in moments of pampering, retail therapy and stylish entertainment. Here's a round-up of some of the best online diversions for when you need a temporary break from the doom and gloom.

Zara owner starts making protective face masks to fight Coronovirus
[Forbes, USA - 19 March 2020]
What does a fashion giant do during an epedemic?

'It's a great look': jewellery follows clothing into genderless fashion
[The Guardian, UK - 14 March 2020]
There was a time when wearing a boyband-style dogtag was seen as the peak of male adornment, but now men are increasingly embracing jewellery, stacking rings and bracelets and adorning ears with multiple gems.

Can fashion ever be sustainable?
[BBC, UK - 11 March 2020]
Fashion accounts for around 10% of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity, but there are ways to reduce the impact your wardrobe has on the climate.

Dressmaking lessons by post - fashion archive, 1923
[The Guardian, UK - 06 March 2020]
Lessons from the past: Not everyone who wants to work in the fashion industry can get into a trade school or the workroom of a dressmaking firm.

The Top Collections of Paris Fashion Week Fall 2020
[Vogue - 04 March 2020]
What is fashion's role in a time of crisis? Though these collections were already in development when the coronavirus became a global health threat, Paris's designers had no shortage of opinions.

Gucci Cancels Fashion Show Over Coronavirus Concerns
[Eonline, USA - 03 March 2020]
Gucci has canceled its Cruise 2021 fashion show in San Francisco, California, saying the "ongoing uncertainty prompted by the coronavirus outbreak" has led the company to cancel the May 18 event "as a precautionary measure."

Valentino goes back to black at Paris Fashion Week
[Reuters - 02 March 2020]
From leather bodices to sheer frilly dresses, Italian label Valentino showcased a series of all-black looks in Paris on Sunday as fashion houses pressed on with their shows in spite of the coronavirus outbreak that has kept some attendees away.

Splashing out in Paris: Balenciaga floods venue for fashion show
[The Guardian, UK - 02 March 2020]
Waters lap perilously close to audience as grand capes and latex trench coats are modelled.

February 2020

Dior plays with 1970s influences at Paris Fashion Week
[Reuters, Paris - 26 February 2020]
Christian Dior turned back the clock for its latest runway show in Paris on Tuesday, as designer Maria Grazia Chiuri dipped into her childhood and teenage memories in Italy with 1970s-inspired looks.

Armani holds Milan Fashion Week show in an empty theater because of coronavirus
[CNN, USA - 25 February 2020]
Giorgio Armani's collection at Milan Fashion Week might have been met with cheers and applause, had there been anyone in attendance. Instead, the label sent models down the runway in an empty theater -- a decision forced by the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.

Fashion Institute of Technology apologizes after fashion show evokes controversy over racist imagery
[CNN, USA - 24 February 2020]
The Fashion Institute of Technology has apologized and placed two academic officials on leave, after its graduate fashion show used accessories that many called racist.

Giorgio Armani criticised for comparing fashion trends to rape
[The Guardian, UK - 22 February 2020]
Italian designer accused of diminishing sexual violence against women with comments.

Here's what happened at London Fashion Week
[CNN, USA - 20 February 2020]
A haze of melancholia colored the proceedings at London Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2020. In contrast to previous seasons, there were few overt political messages seen on the runways.

Burberry's Autumn Winter 2020 Show Was A Who's Who Of Fashion Royalty
[Harper's Bazaar, Australia - 18 February 2020]
Photographs: From Gigi and Kendall on the runway, to Naomi Campbell and Cate Blanchett in the front row.

The best looks from London Fashion Week
[Xinhuanet, China - 17 February 2020]
Photographs from the best of next season - from the London Fashion Week.

The 5 shows that stood out at New York Fashion Week
[Forbes, USA - 16 February 2020]
The Fall/Winter 2020 collections wrapped up in New York this week with star-studded shows.

Extinction Rebellion protest at Gatwick and London fashion week
[The Guardian, UK - 15 February 2020]
Activists aim to raise awareness of sustainable design and the need to reduce emissions from flights.

Face masks 'hot item' at London Fashion Week amid virus fears
[Aljazeera - 15 February 2020]
Some designers changed or cancelled their shows due to factory shutdowns in China as global coronavirus worries spread.

The Top 10 Collections of New York Fashion Week Fall 2020
[Vogue - 13 February 2020]
Waking up this morning, still high from last night's Marc Jacobs spectacular, the headlines that forecasted New York fashion week's demise seemed altogether too dire. Fashion week isn't dead, though it is in mid-disruption.

Tom Ford, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, and More: The Best Looks from New York Fashion Week Fall 2020
[Harper's Bazaar, USA - 13 February 2020]
Welcome to the best of next season - Gallery of 125 photographs.

The Best Runway Looks From New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020
[Harper's Bazaar, USA - 13 February 2020]
Though it sometimes feels like an eternity between each biannual show season, each New York Fashion Week reminds us just how much it was worth the wait.

Oscars 2020 Red Carpet Fashion
[E-online, USA - 09 February 2020]
Gallery from the red carpet.

What Is the Future of the Fashion Show?
[Vogue - 04 February 2020]
Do a Google search of "What is the purpose of a fashion show?" - the search engine's most popular query related to the term fashion show - and almost 4 billion results come up. That will look like a lot of results to the untrained eye, but an insider will tell you that's nothing. There is no topic more thrilling, and more likely to wind us up, than the purpose of a fashion show.

January 2020

Fashion has a misinformation problem. That's bad for the environment
[Vox - 31 January 2020]
Questionable facts plague the conversation around sustainability and fashion, and that makes the industry harder to regulate.

Makeover: Copenhagen fashion week announces 'radical' sustainability goals
[The Guardian, UK - 30 January 2020]
The chief executive of Danish fashion week hopes to transform it into a 'platform for advocacy' with tough new environmental requirements for participating brands.

Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber Own the Chanel Runway at Paris Fashion Week
[E-online, USA - 21 January 2020]
Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber owned the Chanel Spring-Summer 2020 Haute Collection runway at Paris Fashion Week.

Comme Des Garçons: Row over white fashion models' cornrow wigs
[BBC, UK - 19 January 2020]
Japanese fashion brand Comme Des Garçons has been accused of cultural appropriation after white models took to its runway wearing cornrow wigs, as part of the company's men's autumn and winter collection on show at Paris Fashion Week.

Fashion's bad boy Jean Paul Gaultier bids farewell to the catwalk
[Reuters, Paris - 18 January 2020]
French designer Jean Paul Gaultier, known for dressing stars like Madonna and who cultivated an irreverent image as the industry's 'bad boy', said on Friday that a fashion show in Paris next week would be his last. Gaultier, 67, did not detail what would happen to his namesake brand, owned by private Spanish fashion and fragrance group Puig, only saying in a brief statement that it would continue to exist.

Tyga, Diplo and More Stylish Men Attend Louis Vuitton's Paris Fashion Show
[E-online, USA - 16 January 2020]
Celebs have flocked to France for Paris Fashion Week and several stylish male stars were spotted at the Louis Vuitton Menswear fall/winter 2020 show on Thursday.

thredUP's new calculator determines your fashion footprint
[FashionJournal, AU - 16 January 2020]
Endorsed by eco-queen Emma Watson, the thredUP online quiz asks you questions about how often you buy clothes (both used and new), whether you purchase your clothing online or in-store, and even how often you do your laundry.

French designer cancels Paris fashion show, derailed by strike chaos
[Reuters - 14 January 2020]
French designer Christophe Josse decided on Monday to cancel his catwalk show in Paris next week, blaming weeks of strikes against pension reforms for wrecking his preparations, just as the city gears up for two weeks of fashion events.

Italian Fashion Is Woke-Ing Up: A Year On From The Blackface Balaclava, Diversity Is Trending
[Forbes, USA - 13 January 2020]
From blackface balaclavas to fashion campaigns hinged on racist stereotypes, the Italian fashion industry has spent the last couple of seasons in a state of ...

Amazon is reportedly launching a new luxury fashion platform as it doubles down on its mission to take over the apparel industry
[BusinessInsider, Australia - 10 January 2020]
The new site could play a crucial role in bolstering Amazon's position in fashion, an area the company has been doubling down on in recent years.

While We Weren't Looking, The VSCO Girl Took Over High Fashion
[Elle - 06 January 2020]
The VSCO girls are killing again. According to a story in Fortune, contouring is their latest victim: They've traded in heavy makeup for Carmex lip balm, Mario Badescu rosewater facial spray and single-item, multi-use products from Glossier. It's just the latest evidence of the fashion and beauty industries bowing before the awesome powers of the VSCO girl, named for the photo-editing app.

Why Fashion Illustration Matters in the Digital Age
[Vogue - 03 January 2020]
Vogue Italia is starting 2020 off with a bang. For the first time in its 55-year history, the magazine has an illustrated cover (there are seven variants by different artists). The features, too, are all photography-free.

December 2019

'Intended to induce awe': codpiece thrusts itself back into fashion
[The Guardian, UK - 27 December 2019]
Designers' embrace of 16th-century accessory forms part of revival of Tudor power dressing.

Emanuel Ungaro: French fashion designer Emanuel dies aged 86
[BBC - 22 December 2019]
Emanuel founded his fashion house in the 1960s and described himself as a "sensual obsessive" - with a reputation for bold colours and prints.

Mama Cax, model and advocate for inclusivity in fashion, dies aged 30
[BBC - 21 December 2019]
The Haitian-American model, whose full name was Cacsmy Brutus, died on Monday after falling ill on a trip to London. Cax had lost her leg to lung and bone cancer as a teenager, and was a powerful advocate for women of colour and disabled women in fashion.

The fashion Instagram moments that broke the internet
[InStyleMag.com.au - 16 December 2019]
...and will never be forgotten.

Workers making Fashion Nova clothing are wildly underpaid
[The Cut - 16 December 2019]
Online retailer Fashion Nova has been on a roll. The brand, which makes inexpensive, flimsy, tight clothing tailor-made for Instagram, has been championed by A-list celebrities and influencers alike..

Future fashion: does that dress come in digital?
[ComputerWeekly - 13 December 2019]
A visit to a technology-fuelled fashion pop-up paints a picture of a world where retailers and brands sell virtual clothes for usage solely in consumers' digital lives.

Giorgio Armani on billionaire bashing, throwaway culture - and choosing his successor
[The Guardian, UK - 04 December 2019]
The 85-year-old master of understated design talks about his lifelong belief in sustainable fashion, his love of Downton Abbey - and the troubling matter of his eventual retirement.

Highlights from the UK's Fashion Awards 2019
[CNN, USA - 03 December 2019]
Guests at the 2019 Fashion Awards didn't let London's arctic temperatures deter them from delivering bold choices on the red carpet. The event celebrated the best in fashion this year, with celebrities, models and style icons showcasing strong sartorial looks by nominated designers, from the UK and beyond.

BAZAAR editors pick the best dressed from the 2019 British Fashion Awards
[Harper's Bazaar, Australia - 03 December 2019]
On December 2, 2019, the annual British Fashion Awards took place, which honour the best in both British and international fashion. See the best-dressed attendees on the red carpet.

November 2019

How Data Helps Fight Fashion Waste
[Forbes, USA - 28 November 2019]
A new intersection point between the tech community and the fashion industry cognoscenti could be surfacing. The fashion industry is notoriously bad at product waste, and technology wants to come to the rescue.

Versace is suing Fashion Nova for "brazenly" copying its designs, infringing its trademarks
[TheFashionLaw.com - 26 November 2019]
Versace is taking on notorious copycat Fashion Nova for selling "deliberate copies and imitations of [its] most famous and recognizable designs, marks, symbols and other protected elements".

Fashion's Multi-Billion Dollar Shapewear War
[BOF - 26 November 2019]
New brands are capitalising on the rise of body-positive narratives with size- and colour-inclusive shapewear. What does this mean for their waist-cinching predecessors?

The 2019 Victoria's Secret fashion show has been canceled. It was only a matter of time.
[VOX - 22 November 2019]
Amid declining sales and show ratings, Victoria's Secret executives say the brand will focus on digital marketing.

How Slow Fashion Is Fast-Tracking Sustainability
[Forbes, USA - 22 November 2019]
The slow fashion movement promises to be the opposite of the fast fashion trend (inexpensive clothing produced rapidly by mass-market retailers in response to the latest trends) by delivering sustainably procured and produced clothing to mindful consumers.

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show scrapped
[CEOmagazine, Australia - 22 November 2019]
By Ian Horswill - After 14 years gracing television screens the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, known for its elaborate costumed lingerie, music by leading singers and the world's most stunning models, is no more.

Model Robyn Lawley on what Victoria's Secret must do next after canceling its fashion show
[Time, USA - 22 November 2019]
Victoria's Secret's cancellation of its annual fashion show amid a decline in sales and ratings marks a significant shift in the fashion industry, according to one of the models who has led the charge in criticizing the lingerie company.

How Ralph Lauren built his $11b fashion empire
[Financial Review, Australia - 15 November 2019]
A man defined by his own mythology, Ralph Lauren has, over 52 years of business, managed to pull off nothing less than the American dream.

WWhat to expect at the 2020 Met Gala
[Insider, USA - 08 November 2019]
The 2020 Met Gala theme is all about time and women's fashion. Here's what to expect.

Christopher John Rogers wins the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund
[Vogue, USA - 05 November 2019]
As the winner of this year's grand prize, the 25-yr-old designer will receive $400,000 and a year of mentorship from a CFDA member.

October 2019

H&M's CEO says that climate activists are encouraging people to 'stop consuming,' which poses a 'terrible' threat to the fashion industry
[BusinessInsider, USA - 28 October 2019]
H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson, the third in his family to hold the helm of the fast-fashion company, told Bloomberg that he was concerned about protests that encourage consumers to "stop doing things, stop consuming, stop flying."

H&M CEO speaks out as 'pattern of consumer shaming' shifts to fashion purchases
[TFL, USA - 28 October 2019]
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton chairman Bernard Arnault made headlines last month when he addressed one specific breed of climate activism. Speaking at the Paris-based conglomerate's sustainability event in September, Arnault criticized 16-year old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg's 'catastrophism'-centric approach to fighting climate change, calling her views "demoralizing for young people," and arguing that she is not "proposing anything, aside from criticism." Arnault said he "prefer[s] positive solutions that allow us to get towards a more optimistic position."

Alber Elbaz Is Back! What We Know So Far About His New Richemont Deal
[Vogue, USA - 25 October 2019]
After his abrupt departure from Lanvin in 2015, Alber Elbaz has been sorely missed in the fashion industry. Save for a couple of collaborations and some speaking engagements here and there, he's been keeping a low profile... until today.

Experimental app lets your phone judge your fashion sense
[NewAtlas - 25 October 2019]
It would be great if your phone could tell you, and with the new Fashion++ app, it may soon be able to do just that.

Laura Brown On The Power Of "Being Nice"
[InStyleMag.com.au - 23 October 2019]
The influential editor was awarded the 2019 Australian Fashion Laureate.

Laura Brown named Australian Fashion Laureate, the highest honour in Australian fashion
[Financial Review, Australia - 23 October 2019]
Laura Brown, the Australian-born editor-in-chief of InStyle in the United States, has been named this year's Australian Fashion Laureate.

Does Ranking Fashion Companies By Sustainability Commitments Actually Help The Industry To Improve?
[Forbes, USA - 18 October 2019]
A report released October 17 by the non-profit advocacy organization Stand.Earth labels fashion as a filthy industry with many brands 'still wearing last season's greenwash' rather than committing to real action against the polluting processes within the supply chain.

Do Chinese Consumers Care about Sustainable Fashion?
[JingDaily.com - 18 October 2019]
Recently, marketers are claiming that sustainability will play a key role in purchasing decisions in 2020 and beyond. But how much do Chinese consumers really care about ethically-sourced or sustainable goods? Or are they simply looking for the best deals on designer brands?

London fashion mainstay Sophia Kokosalaki dies aged 47
[Vogue, USA - 00 October 2019]
The London-based Greek designer helmed a number of major fashion brands throughout her time in the industry.

2019 People's Choice Awards: Gwen Stefani to Be Honored With Fashion Icon Prize
[HollywoodReporter, USA - 08 October 2019]
The singer and designer will be recognized during the Nov. 10 ceremony, which will air live on E!

Here's What Forever 21's Bankruptcy Could Mean for the Future of Fast Fashion
[TIME, USA - 03 October 2019]
Forever 21, the fashion chain known for its ultra-trendy, low-price offerings, filed for bankruptcy on Sunday after months of reports of potential 'restructuring.'

The Top Collections of Paris Fashion Week Spring 2020
[Vogue, USA - 02 October 2019]
The Paris collections played out against the most dramatic of world events. England's Supreme Court found Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament unlawful by a unanimous vote, and across the ocean, the U.S. Congress initiated impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

Justin Timberlake ambushed outside Louis Vuitton show at Paris Fashion Week
[USAtoday, USA - 01 October 2019]
The final day of Paris Fashion Week was plagued by several pranksters, including notorious celebrity harasser Vitalii Sediuk, who took aim at Justin Timberlake's ankles.

Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu Close Paris Fashion Week With Inclusive Statements
[HollywoodReporter, USA - 01 October 2019]
Balenciaga, Mugler and Off-White also celebrated age, race and identity on their runways.

Here's Why That 'Chanel Crasher' woman disrupted the runway to have her own Paris Fashion Week moment
[TIME, USA - 01 October 2019]
The French YouTuber knew what she was doing. A fashion lover, comedian and self-proclaimed 'chameleon,' she told TIME "I've always dreamt to become a Chanel égérie [muse]."

Youtube prankster crashes Chanel Catwalk at Paris Fashion Week
[EuroNews.com - 01 October 2019]
A woman has crashed the catwalk at Chanel's Paris Fashion Week finale, jumping up onto the runway and walking amidst the models, much to the horror of security guards.

Jennie Kim Shut Down the Front Row of the Chanel Fashion Show with Cardi B at Paris Fashion Week
[TIME, USA - 01 October 2019]
Jennie's presence at the Chanel show was only fitting as she's been a model for Chanel Korea Beauty since 2018 and became a brand ambassador for Chanel Korea shortly afterwards.

September 2019

Model stages silent protest on Gucci catwalk over 'straitjacket' designs
[BBC - 23 September 2019]
Ayesha Tan-Jones and other models were dressed in white jumpsuits for the show, some resembling strait jackets. The model, who is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, wrote "Mental health is not fashion" on their hands.

NYC Brand Bstroy Responds to Criticism Over School Shooting Hoodies
[complex.com - 18 September 2019]
A New York-based brand is catching heat over a series of designs that reference real-life tragedies.During its spring/summer 2020 fashion show, menswear imprint Bstroy unveiled a handful of hoodies emblazoned with the school names "Columbine," "Sandy Hook," "Virginia Tech," and "Stoneman Douglas"—all of which were devastated by mass shootings. Bstroy designers Brick Owens and Duey Catorze also added distressed detailing to each sweatshirt, resulting in a bullet-hole ridden appearance.

Extinction Rebellion activists target London fashion week
[The Guardian, UK - 14 September 2019]
Protesters to hold fashion funeral in demand for industry to take climate crisis seriously.

Peter Lindbergh: Fashion photographer dies at 74
[BBC - 04 September 2019]
Fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, whose trademark was the dramatic black and white portrait, has died at 74. The German photographer passed away on Tuesday, his official Instagram account said, leaving a "big void".



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