Covert Fashion Provides Camouflage Against Surveillance Software

Countersurveillance fashion designs are being spotlighted at this year’s South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, by a group of young women of color who started a company called Hyphen-Labs. Carmen Aguilar y Wedge is the co-founder and director of creative technology for Hyphen-Labs. She modeled the company’s ScatterViz visor at the Sundance Film Festival […]

Gigi Hadid takes the pussyhat to the runway at Milan Fashion Week

Guess the pink yarn shortage is over: Missoni models—including Gigi Hadid—brought the now-iconic pussyhat to the runway Saturday at Milan Fashion Week. It wasn’t just the models making a statement. Staffers and attendees also received hats of their own, making the whole program a wonderland of pink ears and solidarity. And, of course, a fair […]

Nicki Minaj Pulls a Lil Kim While Sitting Front Row at Paris Fashion Week Show

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This little-known designer has taken on one of fashion’s star-making positions for women

It’s an infuriating irony that the field of women’s fashion remains largely dominated by men. In 2015, New York Times fashion critic Vanessa Friedman noted that fewer than 20% of the labels showing at Paris Fashion Week had female creative directors. Chanel? Karl Lagerfeld. Louis Vuitton? Nicolas Ghesquière. Yves Saint Laurent? Then, Hedi Slimane. Now, […]

The Businessman Behind Cool British Fashion Brands

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Fashion house BCBG Max Azria files for bankruptcy

Fashion house BCBG Max Azria Group LLC filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, the latest casualty in the struggling U.S. retail sector, as shoppers abandon malls in favor of internet shopping. The company, known for party dresses worn by celebrities including Selena Gomez and Drew Barrymore, listed assets in the range of $100 million to […]

What 8 Fashion Publicists Wore to the Office

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The trouble with all those t-shirt slogans about diversity on fashion’s runways

Perhaps more than any one silhouette or style or color, what stood out most on the runways at New York Fashion Week, which wrapped Feb. 16, was advocacy. Designers and others in the industry made a visible point of displaying their values, including feminism and the desire for a diverse, inclusive society that welcomes immigrants. […]

People’s Fashion Choices Are Actually Changing Because Of Trump: Here’s How

To all of you who think that fashion is strictly personal, listen up. The fashion choices you make matter more than ever in today’s political world. People are boycotting brands, supporting organizations through purchases and using their fashion to speak for them. Your clothing choices and sartorial purchases are starting to make a significant difference in […]

Fashion for People with Arthritis and Other Painful Conditions

Fashion designer Michael Kuluva hasn’t let rheumatoid arthritis (RA) get in his way. But he’s acknowledged a notable void in the fashion and beauty industries when it comes to adaptive options and more inclusive designs for people living with an illness or disability. He isn’t alone. There are online initiatives in the form of hashtags, […]