Can Detroit become America’s next fashion hub?

Buscemi’s most ambitious project is the creation of a garment district in Detroit. Renowned garment districts in New York City and Los Angeles contain concentrations of designers, cut and sew operations, bigger manufacturers, showrooms, distributors and wholesalers. The districts are a catalyst for the industry, which benefits from the vertical integration created by close proximity. […]

Online Fashion Retailer Net-a-Porter is Going Fur-Free

Net-a-Porter, one of the largest online designer fashion retailers, is going fur-free. The internet retailer’s parent company, Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP) Group, announced Tuesday it will no longer stock clothing or accessories that are made with animal fur across its portfolio of brands, which also includes menswear site Mr Porter, Yoox and The Outnet. YNAP’s head […]

What You Need to Know From London Fashion Week Men’s

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Fashion Week’s Dirty Little Secret: Laundry

If you seek to make a daily fashion statement like Alex Badia, the style director of Women’s Wear Daily and an Instagram darling, you pack the way 19th-century swells did for the Grand Tour: with oversize suitcases and outfits arranged in advance. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “Fashion Week is like an expedition, an […]

Fashion and Technology Are Merging. And It’s Astounding.

Tentative Steps Toward Melding Fashion and Technology The arts and technology are beginning a courtship that may fundamentally affect the way we perceive both of them: in visual art, we have Google Deep Dream, creating hallucinatory vistas on par with the wackier end of Hieronymus Bosch or Alan Aldridge; in music, we have A.I composers; virtual […]

Fashion doesn’t empower all women

A highlight of the $3tn fashion industry took place last week: the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) awards. These aren’t just a pat on the back, they’re career-defining. But you’re more likely to get one if you’re a man. Research by American academic and sociologist Allyson Stokes found that between 1981–2013, 98 men […]

Men’s Fashion Startup Bonobos Sells To Walmart; Consumers Revolt

CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 20: Founder CEO of Bonobos Andy Dunn attends Bonobos Michigan Avenue Launch Party at Bonobos Guideshop on April 20, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Bonobos) Here’s an interesting aspect of making a major company announcement on Facebook—the reactions to and comments on postings make it stunningly easy to […]

Nicole Kidman Uses Fashion as a Form of Rebellion

Between the success of HBO’s Big Little Lies and her ubiquity at the Cannes Film Festival, Nicole Kidman has been on a roll. Now she’s on the cover of InStyle‘s June issue and explaining just how important fashion is to her. “There are dreams attached to fashion. When it’s presented in a way where you […]

Immigrants Triumph at the Oscars of American Fashion

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Are Dolce & Gabbana designers Melania Trump’s biggest fashion allies?

First lady Melania Trump wearing (you guessed it!) Dolce Gabbana. She sported the $51,500 3D silk floral jacket in Catania, Italy on May 26, 2017. (Photo: Domenico Stinellis, AP) No one has stood up for Melania Trump quite like Italian designers Dolce Gabbana. Not only are Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana behind many of the first lady’s high-end […]