August 1, 2021

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Can Stella McCartney Clean Up Fashion? | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

“We are literally getting away with murder,” Stella McCartney said through her computer screen. A week earlier, she’d delivered this message to a group of the world’s most powerful leaders at the G7 summit in Cornwall, England.

The designer’s pitch was simple: government regulators and policy-makers need to stop giving fashion a pass. Instead, they should treat it like the automotive sector or any other big, heavily polluting industry, with tougher oversight and stronger incentives to reduce environmental impact.

“There needs to be policies set in place to police our industry,” McCartney said. “Certainly the industry has fallen short …

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Black Fashion Industry News From This Week That’s for Everyone

Photo by: Jason Nocito

Photo by: Jason Nocito
Screenshot: Instagram

More often than not, the Olympics opening ceremony is tacky but overwhelmingly bland; an oxymoron, if you will. The ceremony doesn’t always reflect the grace and pure talent that come with being an Olympian—but Telfar Clemens’ “collection” of Liberian Olympic uniforms checks all of the boxes.

The debut of the Olympics “double[d] as a runway show for Telfar.” While the brand has had many drops and collaborations since the pandemic began, this is the first time the designer has presented a show since before 2020. Liberia only has three athletes competing this year,

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The truth about fast fashion: can you tell how ethical your clothing is by its price? | Fashion

What is the true cost of a Zara hoodie? In April 2019, David Hachfeld of the Swiss NGO Public Eye, along with a team of researchers and the Clean Clothes Campaign, attempted to find out. They chose to analyse a black, oversized top from Zara’s flagship Join Life sustainability line, which was printed with lyrics made famous by Aretha Franklin: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T: find out what it means to me”. It was an apt choice, because the idea was to work out whether any respect had been paid to the workers involved in the garment’s production, and how much of

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The Upside: Giving back with fashion

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — There is one fashion item that goes hand in hand with a day at Saratoga Race Track: hats! One milliner is deciding to use her wearable works of art to give back.

Karen Sewell has been making one-of-a-kind hats and fascinators since 2013. Each creation takes anywhere from 10 to 15 hours to make. And this year, Karen decided to do something different with her talents. After receiving a grant through Saratoga Arts, she created the Power Hat Project, which donates to five different local non-profit organizations.

“If

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Adaptive fashion is catching on

In the last few years, fashion has made some small but crucial strides in inclusivity. It’s not quite so unusual as it was a decade ago to see diverse skin tones on the runway or mainstream brands selling an extended size range. Now, the industry is starting to focus on adaptive fashion, or fashion designed for people with disabilities.

In the last three months, brands and retailers from Erdem to JCPenney have rolled out new collections and lines designed with disabled people in mind. A billion people globally, 15% of the population, have some sort of disability. And some

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Luden offers unique fashion at Heath’s Urban Threads

HEATH – Carri Luden recalls struggling to know what to do when she grew up.

“I remember flying on an airplane for the first time,” she said, “and seeing the flight attendants and how beautiful they all were – and that’s when I thought I would like to be a flight attendant. There were strict rules then with how you looked etc. etc. I thought ‘Wow! I would love to look so beautiful, travel the world and see things!’ I never dreamed in a million years I would be selling clothing!”

“I think,” she added, “that’s kind of when I

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Italian Fashion Brand Zegna Joins SPAC Frenzy With $3.2 Billion Valuation

MILAN—Ermenegildo Zegna Group said it would merge with a special-purpose acquisition company in a deal that values the Italian luxury-goods group at $3.2 billion, including debt, and provides it with funds for future acquisitions to bulk up amid consolidation in the fashion sector.

Zegna specializes in high-end menswear and bought the American fashion brand Thom Browne in 2018. It intends to list on the New York Stock Exchange after merging with a SPAC owned by London-based private-equity firm Investindustrial and chaired by Sergio Ermotti, the former chief executive of UBS Group AG .

The Zegna family would retain a 62%

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Ball Gowns Galore! And Other Cannes Film Festival Fashion

The Cannes Film Festival that just ended was notable for a number of things (besides simply being the first Cannes Film Festival since 2019): That a female director won the Palme d’Or for the first time since 1993; Jodie Foster’s special award; Adam Driver’s singing in “Annette.” And the fact that it was proof positive, if anyone was in doubt, that the year of the nontraveling sweatpants has well and truly come to a close.

Like, put a stiletto in that one and stick it to the wall-of-history close.

If the Oscars kicked off the Return of the Red Carpet,

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Olympic fashion for the whole family

Whether you’re an avid sports watcher or don’t know the difference between a goal and a touchdown, the Olympics has the power to bring people together. From fan-favorites such as gymnastics, swimming and track to newer events such as skateboarding and surfing, everyone will be rooting for Team USA.

With less than a week to go before the opening ceremony in Tokyo, however, you might be looking for ways to show your support for the athletes competing.

Fashion and lifestyle expert Amy E. Goodman shared with Hoda & Jenna how you and your family can show off your Team USA

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