Fashion | Could Dior Bring Latex Back?

Originally posted on Quartz:
Yesterday, Dior designer Raf Simons sent his haute couture collection for spring 2015 down the runway in Paris. The Belgian designer has won the affection of customers and approval of critics, deftly combining classic couture materials and silhouettes with a fresh, modern sensibility and eye-opening color palettes. Dior couture, spring 2015. At yesterday’s show, that…

FASHION | Norwegian Bloggers v. H&M Sweat Shop

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When Norway’s largest newspaper Aftenposten sent three young fashion bloggers to Phnom Penh to work for a month at a clothing factory, they came back transformed. One of the teens, a 17-year-old fashion blogger named Anniken Jørgensen, is now criticizing fast fashion chain H&M for not paying higher wages. She is also blasting Aftenposten for not showing more footage…

Fashion | Throw it in the Bag: NastyGal Shoplifts

Here’s a disclaimer: I don’t wear Jeremy Scott for Moschino. You won’t catch me wearing a Spongebob dress or carrying a Barbie mirror i-Phone case anytime soon. These designs are a bit too much for me personally, but having said this, I am not immune to the fashion force otherwise known as Jeremy Scott. He knows how to make …

Fashion | Adidas and Nike’s High Fashion Collaborations

LONDON, United Kingdom — On Monday, Nike launched a new capsule collection, dubbed NikeLab x JFS, with Berlin-based Acronym designer Johanna F. Schneider. On Thursday evening, at Paris men’s fashion week, Adidas is set to unveil a new collaboration with Junichi Abe’s Kolor. Together, the launches are the latest in a crescendo of fashion-related activities …

Fashion | Madison Plus Select is a Curvey Girl’s Secret

When Aimee Cheshire launched Madison Plus Select, one of the most successful brands the plus-size retail site carried was model Robyn Lawley’s line of swimwear. At a size 12, Lawley is just barely plus-size in the modeling world, and she marketed her swimwear to the “average” woman — that is, sizes 8 through 18. Not …

Fashion | “Paris is Burning” Inspired a Generation

Jennie Livingston was an NYU student when she first saw some queer kids vogueing in Washington Square Park, downtown Manhattan. She spent seven years with them, immersing herself in their Harlem-based, drag ball culture. 25 years later and the resulting documentary,Paris is Burning, has been honoured with the Legacy Award by Cinema Eye, which celebrates …