May 14, 2021

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Longtime Lewisburg jewelry store closing this summer | News

LEWISBURG — Wolf’s Jewelry, a staple storefront in downtown Lewisburg, closes this summer after 76 years in business.

Karen Baker is a staple at the store herself. She’s spent 42 years working there, including the past 10 as the owner/operator. Wolf’s closure comes as Baker’s chosen to retire.

“There used to be five jewelers in town and we are the last of the originals,” Baker said. “That’s why I’d kind of rather close than sell it because I’m the last.”

According to Baker, Wolf’s Jewelry opened in 1945. It was operated by Glenn O. Wolf, whose wife, Esther, helped run

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What’s Next for LVMH’s Fashion Group | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Until recently, you could count the number of notable disposals by LVMH on one hand: Christian Lacroix, Donna Karan, Michael Kors (in which it owned a 33 percent stake) and the Edun ethical fashion label founded with singer Bono were among the few projects the luxury giant had scrapped rather than hoarding them in its stable of 75 brands.

But since the pandemic, changes at the French luxury group’s portfolio of smaller labels have been coming at a clip. The group cut loose shoemaker Nicholas Kirkwood last fall, put its Fenty fashion startup with Rihanna on indefinite pause, and ceased

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Dowry Disputes Entangle Fashion Designers | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Bridal fashion shows are, for the most part, about creating a fantasy around a beautiful bride in a spectacular gown on her perfect day. For bridal designers the world over, success in selling this fantasy is key to the bottom line for their business.

Clients’ expectations to see positive, aspirational imagery explain why Pakistani bridal designer, Ali Xeeshan, surprised many earlier this year when he released a fashion film on Instagram to promote his latest collection of bridal couture, in which the “bride,” a child model wearing an ornate red wedding gown, has tears running down her face as she

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The Limits of Virtual Fashion | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

This month, fashion brands RTFKT and The Fabricant collaborated on a line of earrings, sneakers and formal wear. Priced between $20 to $10,000, the collection was sold on the online marketplace Dematerialised, which had over 3,000 users register for access to the drop.

In under 15 minutes, the entire collection sold out, a familiar anecdote in the age of streetwear. RTFKT and The Fabricant’s collection, however, was entirely virtual, meaning all the garments produced, as well as the fashion houses and the retailer that supported them, exist solely in the digital fashion realm. The pieces were issued as non-fungible tokens,

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Why Fashion Needs a Detox | News & Analysis

This article appeared first in The Sustainability Gap, an in-depth analysis of BoF’s new report, The BoF Sustainability Index, which tracks fashion’s progress towards urgent environmental and social transformation. To learn more and download a copy of the report, click here.

Key Insights from The BoF Sustainability Index

  • The inaugural BoF Sustainability Index tracks fashion’s progress towards ambitious sustainability targets for the coming decade. It examines public disclosures to rigorously benchmark performance and enable like-for-like comparisons at 15 of fashion’s largest companies.

  • While fashion companies are speaking about sustainability more than ever before, BoF’s comprehensive analysis found actions are

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They’re all Barbie girls in a fashion world | Local News

BELOIT — “I loved everything about it.”

That’s what Beloit Memorial High School (BMHS) senior Martha Garduno said about her fashion design class with teacher Elizabeth Carpenter. Garduno has taken arts classes all through high school and fashion design did not disappoint.

“We watched a lot of runway shows and talked shop. It was super fun, creative and low stress,” Carpenter said.

As part of their class, students have dressed Barbie dolls in avant garde styles to practical looks in a variety of challenges. Not only is making Barbie clothes a growing trend right now, but it worked well in

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Gucci Is Selling $12 (Virtual) Sneakers | News & Analysis

In collaboration with fashion-tech company Wanna, the Italian house is debuting a digital sneaker, available to purchase for $11.99 on its app or $8.99 on Wanna’s app.

Designed by creative director Alessandro Michele, the sneaker is also the first original digital product from Belarus-based Wanna, which specialises in using augmented reality (AR) to create 3D models for digital fittings of sneakers and watches. So far, the app’s technology has been used by Reebok, Farfetch, Puma and Snapchat to test out how consumers engage with virtual try-ons, and perhaps more importantly, taking photos of themselves with new products using augmented reality.

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