The fashion in 1982′s “Blade Runner” still looks futuristic in 2017. Its sequel looks cliché

In the 35 years since the original Blade Runner movie came out, fashion designers have looked to its unusual mashup of retro and futurism as a regular source of inspiration. What it got right was the way it took familiar references—1940s Hollywood glamour, early 1980s punk, film noir tropes—and threw them in a dystopian blender. […]

Six identical dresses: we solve this and other wedding fashion disasters

Dressing for a wedding involves uncompromising rules. Complying often requires great expense and real discomfort (stilettos, shaping underwear, trousers that no longer accommodate your girth, and so on). Forefront in the rulebook, though, is the commandment that a woman must not upstage the bride. And this weekend, it was contravened in spectacular style by six […]

Twin Brothers And Family Run A Sustainable Fashion Brand That’s Raking in $15 Million In Revenue

Faherty Mike, Kerry, and Alex Faherty run a clothing brand that’s thinking about sustainability, though not shouting it. On the surface, Faherty is a beachy, casual brand with shops in ritzy locations on the West and East Coast. Dig deeper and this is a brand that’s geeky about recycled plastic fabrics, ethical manufacturing, and human […]

The Fashion Dialectic

“Well, this is what a child’s fantasy might be,” Mr. Browne said backstage. “Mine, too, I guess. That’s what fashion should be.” Though perhaps not, according to Miuccia Prada, who announced that, with her Miu Miu show, she was more interested in trying to understand “how to make beauty possible in real life, when it […]

Serving Those The Fashion Industry Ignores

Heath Fradkoff Jeff Hansen (left) and Peter Manning design apparel for a cohort of retail consumers with limited options: ‘not so tall’ men. A good rule of thumb for any entrepreneur is to address the needs of those who feel they have been ignored. For Peter Manning, that meant addressing his own. Manning, founder of […]

Can an Awards Show Solve Fashion’s Sustainability Challenge?

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Kenyan fashion designers respond to not being “African enough”

In Not African Enough, a collection of photography and essays on Kenyan fashion, one designer bemoans what she calls the “vicious cycle of wax print.” The bright, intricately patterned fabrics that have come to define African textiles are not from East Africa, nor really from Africa at all. Yet, almost every one of the 14 […]

Photos: Ralph Lauren channels 007 at New York Fashion Week

Actress Katie Holmes, right, is interviewed as she departs the Ralph Lauren fashion show during Fashion Week, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at The Garage, where Lauren stores his classic car collection, in Bedford, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Article source: http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/photos-ralph-lauren-channels-at-new-york-fashion-week/collection_3f571200-6eb6-560c-94da-43e6781df5c0.html

Chasing Fashion’s Cutting Edge

Dustin Pittman’s gaze roamed the bustling back office of Century 21 on Cortlandt Street, where Kim Shui was prepping her fashion show. In an instant, he found his mark. She was China Lee, who would be modeling one of the giddily mismatched plaids and brocades Ms. Shui planned to unveil a couple of floors below. […]

What is lampshading? The leggy fashion trend, explained

Have you been scrolling through celebrity street style photos lately and thought, ‘Hey, that shirt and boots combo looks strikingly like a lamp!’ No? Well, let us elaborate… Lampshading is the pairing of boots with a large or oversized shirt or sweatshirt — and it has been blowing up our Insta-feeds recently. Although the term is less-than-attractive, the […]