August 2, 2021


The Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard News

Stina Sayre strutted slowly down the runway wearing a pair of stunning faux-fur chaps.

Judy Williams wearing a jacket that is part of the new collection by Stina Sayre.

Ray Ewing

The Vineyard Haven fashion designer welcomed everyone to her 2021 Freedom Collection fashion show, with a reminder of the cause.

“We’re here to celebrate women’s freedom and to stay awake because . . . it seems like our nation is not paying attention,” she said.

Held in Ms. Sayre’s Main street Vineyard Haven store late Wednesday afternoon, the lighthearted show was meant to highlight the freedom of women’s

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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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Are your favourite fashion brands using forced labour? | Business and Economy News

The global fashion and retail industry’s reliance on producing quick-turnaround goods at a low cost through outsourcing and complex, globalised supply chains has allowed forced labour to thrive, workers’ rights advocates warn, claiming that major fashion brands profiting from the model seem reluctant to change.

The apparel sector employs over 60 million workers worldwide, according to the World Bank Group. And while 97 percent of fashion and retail brands have codes of conduct and corporate social responsibility (CSR) standards, such policies are neither effective in preventing forced labour nor in ensuring remedy outcomes for workers, according to advocacy group

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Givenchy throws a teenage tantrum, and more fashion news you missed

Beyond all the archive Vivienne Westwood revivals, The Cure t-shirts, and the sugary punk of Olivia Rodrigo, designers, as well as celebrities, have been engaging with a slightly grungier aesthetic this season. There were face-pierced desert ravers at Burberry, nu-ravers in cloaking, acid wash denim at Louis Vuitton, and now Givenchy has presented a feral, graffitied collection set in the abandoned railways of Paris. Today (July 2) Matthew Williams sent out a slew of teenage runaways, strapped with bulging rucksacks and body jewellery. If garments weren’t ripped or frayed, they had been defaced with spray paint, as per the

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Australia Invests Big in Its Fashion Industry | News & Analysis

When Australian Fashion Week wound up in Sydney on June 4, the biggest event of the season was yet to come. Two weeks later, industry leaders were summoned to the city’s Powerhouse Museum where the New South Wales (NSW) state government announced that it would spend around AU$500 million (US$380 million) to turn the complex into a fashion and design hub.

“We’re resetting what a museum can and should be, not just for a community, but for an industry,” said Powerhouse chief executive Lisa Havilah. “We’ve looked at how we can support the fashion industry in multiple ways, increasing the

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3x Cancer Survivor & Fashion Designer wins International Award for a Good Cause | Texas News

DALLAS, June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Fashion Designer and 3-Time Cancer Survivor Jimmy Stephens of The MyCause Brand, win coveted award.

The 100th Annual ADC Fashion Awards Shortlist was announced back on April 16th, 2021. As a new brand, with a new category of product, that being Awareness Shoes, it would come as no surprise to International award-winning Fashion Designer Jimmy Stephens, the Designer & Founder behind the MyCause Brand, if he and the brand were not on the Shortlist, after all, it takes years to become known in the fashion world, especially for a new brand, and

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Want a baby? 5 things about infertility both men and women should know, Health News & Top Stories

Infertility is a condition where a person is unable to conceive. Dr Roland Chieng, acting medical director, Virtus Fertility Centre Singapore, explains that infertility affects at least one in six couples in Singapore. This rate is comparable to many other developed countries as mothers are getting older. He addresses several common misconceptions, and explains what kind of treatment couples can go for. 

Here are five things he shares about the condition: 

1. It’s easier to recognise signs of infertility in women than in men  

Signs of fertility apply only to women. For example, an irregular menstrual flow of every one

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Why Everyone’s Launching Designer Kidswear | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Designer fashion brands have always catered to the cool kids, but that audience is getting younger and younger.

In the last month, Rejina Pyo and Fear of God both launched childrenswear. Self-Portrait, known for its lace party dresses, dropped its first kids collection Wednesday, and London-based luxury e-tailer Browns will launch an assortment of children’s clothes featuring more than 35 brands in July.

E-commerce platform SSENSE has dropped two exclusive sets of kids capsule collections since the beginning of May and has plans to roll out kidswear from 80 brands over the coming year. Mini-me pieces are already available from

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