February 26, 2021

Month: February 2021

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Sex vs Gender 

  • Sex refers to a set of biological attributes in humans and animals. It is primarily associated with physical and physiological features including chromosomes, gene expression, hormone levels and function, and reproductive/sexual anatomy. Sex is usually categorized as female or male but there is variation in the biological attributes that comprise sex and how those attributes are expressed. This binary way of categorizing biological sex is primarily rooted in Western cultures and may not apply to all cultures around the world. 

  • Gender refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviors, expressions and identities of girls, women, boys, men and

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The fashion police are judging you on Zoom (Opinion)

Indeed, now we need to make ourselves and our homes presentable while also managing the new demands of kids learning remotely from home. Some people have settled for a designated “Zoom shirt” reserved specifically for video appearances while others have taken to quarantine-friendly athleisure designed to communicate a down-to-earth nonchalance. We stage managed webcam-friendly bookshelves, groaning with weighty tomes and strategically placed books that announced our hipness, creativity, political values or interests. It’s telling that Room Rater, which began as a lighthearted assessment of webcam lighting and composition, has become a kind of status competition that rewards the most prestigious
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Missoma Launches Its First Fine Jewelry Collection

Counting fans in Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, and a few hundred thousand people on Instagram, Missoma’s appeal is hard to deny. The British jewelry brand is loved for making trend-forward, affordable pieces—and its empire’s reach is steadily growing. (November 2020, for instance, saw the brand introduce men’s chains that Connell Waldron would undoubtedly approve of.)

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wears Missoma’s open heart signet ring on a trip to Sussex. March 3, 2018.

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Now, for the first time in Missoma’s 13-year history, the brand is tapping into fine jewelry. Called Missoma Fine, the brand’s foray into 14ct

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The Future of New York Fashion Week | Podcasts

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Fashion Week looks very different this season, with most designers choosing to present their collections through digital lookbooks and short films instead of traditional runway shows. But even after the pandemic subsides, New York Fashion Week isn’t likely to revert to its prior form. As BoF senior correspondent Chantal Fernandez reported in a BoF Professional article last week, the “unbundling” of New York Fashion Week has been happening for years.

”What worked 10, 15 years ago, doesn’t work today,” designer Jason Wu told BoF’s Imran Amed on this

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Women’s heart disease symptoms different than those in men

LUMBERTON — Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both women and men.

Learning to recognize symptoms early is of great importance, but it may be challenging for women because their symptoms are different than those in men.

The classical presentation of a heart attack is central chest discomfort lasting a few minutes intermittently. Patients of both genders usually describe crushing, squeezing pain or fullness sensation. However, for women, chest pain may not be as intense or it may not be the most bothersome symptom. Frequently, women complain of pain down the arms, jaw,

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Fashion victims: Italian artisans try to preserve their struggling industry

Creativity emanates from every corner of Italy, and this country’s $67 billion fashion business taps the talent of artisans who draw on generations of tradition.

But the coronavirus is sending shockwaves through the industry, shuttering shops and canceling fashion shows, with losses reaching a staggering $20 billion.

Correspondent Seth Doane traveled across Italy in recent months, to see how artisans are coping in the COVID era, from the floors of a fabric factory in the eastern Veneto region, to the rolling hills of Umbria.

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In the fashion capital, Milan, Raffaella Grasso inherited the embroidery business Pino Grasso Ricami

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A Jewelry Line Inspired by a Design Family’s Heirlooms

For more than three decades, the Italian designer Ilaria Icardi resisted following in the footsteps of her father, Umberto Icardi, by becoming a jeweler. He and his brothers, Giuseppe and Piero, set up their family-run fine jewelry business, Emmeti, in Valenza in the late 1960s and made precious gold pieces for private clients and, eventually, bigger brands such as Tiffany & Co. Valenza, a small industrial town in the north of Italy surrounded by undulating, verdant terrain that the region promotes as Little Tuscany, has been renowned for its goldsmithery for centuries, but home held little appeal for Icardi. “My

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The Most Unforgettable Moments From 35 Years Of New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is upon us, taking a mostly digital format this season. For many of us, a virtual fashion show doesn’t hold a candle to the thrills of the real thing – here, Vogue looks back on 35 years of special NYFW moments. 

Jean-Michel Basquiat walks the Comme Des Garçons runway

Basquiat walking for Comme des Garçons in 1987.

© Photo: Courtesy of Comme des Garçons

In the late 1980s, Comme des Garçons held several fashion shows in New York City, peppering its runway with locals alongside models. For the brand’s spring 1987 collection, Rei Kawakubo cast the

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Aditya Birla Fashion buys 51% stake in luxury designer brand Sabyasachi


Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail today announced a strategic partnership with India’s largest designer brand, Sabyasachi by acquiring 51 per cent stake in Sabyasachi brand for Rs 398 crore..


Founded by Sabyasachi Mukherjee, the “Sabyasachi” brand is India’s largest and most influential luxury designer brand with strong Indian roots and global appeal. For the fiscal 2020, the company reported Rs 274 crore of revenue.



The brand straddles categories such as apparel, accessories and jewellery and has a strong franchise in India, USA, UK and the Middle East. The ABFRL platform will

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