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The Jeans Trends We're Taking Note of in 2020

The Jeans Trends We’re Taking Note of in 2020

Originally from Who What Wear Whether you're a loyal skinny-jeans lover or a straight-leg convert, jeans are, for most of us, the lifeblood of our wardrobes. Able to be elevated with heels and a nice top or dressed down with a white tee and boots, they have got to be one of the most versatile and hardworking items...

Why is Caftan the Official Uniform of Summer 2020

Why the Caftan is the Official Uniform of Summer 2020

Even before this moment in time, caftans held an enduring appeal. The caftan is a summertime classic, evoking timeless glamour and the imaginary backdrop of, say, a Marrakesh sunset or a Palm Springs poolside. To wear one is to draw down the mystique of fashion legends, from Elizabeth Taylor to Diana Vreeland. And indeed, this year’s...

Whats Next for Retail and Luxury

What’s Next for Retail and Luxury?

By Business of Fashion While both the retail and luxury sectors have suffered less than some other industry groups this year amid fallout from the global pandemic, analysts’ share price goals suggest that the post-virus lockdown recovery may be a long one as consumers adapt to new ways of shopping. The combined 12-month price target for the...

New Sustainability Standards Established For Man-Made Cellulosic Fibers

New Sustainability Standards Established For Man-Made Cellulosic Fibers

Man-made fibers made from wood pulp and natural plant materials could hold the key to developing a truly circular fashion industry, provided that the sector's sustainability standards are enhanced. That is according to a report out last week from Forum for the Future and the Textile Exchange, which sets out how the man-made cellulosic fibers (MMCF)...

Gucci Launches Its First Ever Entirely Sustainable Collection

Gucci Launches Its First Ever Entirely Sustainable Collection

From raw materials to manufacturing and production, right through to the advertising campaign.  For the first time ever, the Italian luxury house is launching its first ever sustainable Gucci Off The Grid collection, under the leadership of creative director Alessandro Michele. Since his debut at Gucci in 2015, the designer has continued to offer collections that combine audacity, savoir-faire and eccentricity. While...

Stella McCartney and Olafur Eliasson on sustainability in fashion and art

Stella McCartney and Olafur Eliasson on sustainability in fashion and art

United in their passion for environmental awareness, the British fashion designer and Danish–Icelandic artist believe hope and inclusion hold the answer to safeguarding the future of the planet “Sustainability is the biggest connective force between you and I,” Stella McCartney told her friend, artist Olafur Eliasson, when Vogue joined them on a Zoom call in late May. And it’s true— since...

Ex British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman says lockdown could HELP the fashion industry

Ex British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman says lockdown could HELP the fashion industry

Former British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman says there could be positives for the fashion industry following the coronavirus pandemic - forcing it to pare down and stop 'overproduction'.  The 62-year-old ex Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue also predicted a 'boom' in clothes sales after lockdown while appearing on Good Morning Britain today. The retail industry has been hit hard by the...

Sustainable Fashion Demand Provides New Opportunities In Material Science And Chemistry

Sustainable Fashion Demand Provides New Opportunities In Material Science And Chemistry

When Forever 21 declared bankruptcy this past fall, some saw it as a “tipping point” for the fast fashion industry. The brand’s cheap, trendy clothing options and rapid product cycle allows buyers to acquire and dispose of the latest fashions frequently and at a low cost. But recent years have brought scrutiny toward the practices of companies...