Recycled clothing has become something of a commodity these days. Practically everyone -- from thrift shops to activist organizations to a designer with a household machine that could recycle and re-make clothes -- wants us all hopping onto the latest recycling bandwagon. Is recycled clothing a timeless fashion statement? Or just another faux fad?
Victoria’s Secret recently started – then pulled -- a Spring ad campaign, “Bright Young Things”, which some felt targeted under-age girls, known as “tweens” – no longer children, not quite teens. Was it all just a misunderstanding? Did parental types over-react? What’s considered fair game when marketing products associated with sexual activity? Is lingerie really the problem, or is it something else?
Spring fashion roundups from magazines like Glamour are supposed to present bold concepts. Can you imagine flipping through the volumes of ads if all that passed as editorial filler were tired old stories about preppie favorites? Or just another batch of celebrity wardrobe “don’t”s? Nope. You need inspiration. And ideas. Plus the common sense to know when too much isn't enough.
It's not brand new information that colors easily stir up subconscious feelings, some troubling, others completely pleasant. Savvy retailers bank on this emotional correlation along the spectrum of Roy G. Biv to attract shoppers and encourage the opening of pockets and swiping of credit cards.
African textiles have long demonstrated a unique artisanship and not-easily-replicated patterns, varying throughout the years in reflection of the continent's rich but vacillating history of turmoil and peace.
The first boxer shorts were created with all-around-elastic in the 1920’s by Jacob Golomb, the founder of Everlast, to replace the leather-belted trunks then worn by boxers. This design allowed for unhindered leg movement, especially important for athletes.
There is no shortage of glamorous jewelry pieces for the upcoming season. From classic clean lines to geometric patterns, there is a jewelry trend to fit everyone’s taste.
To rent or to buy, that is the question that often conflicts us when standing with a big ticket item at a store. There is no doubt that we covet these luxury items, but often our pockets aren’t deep enough or we have trouble justifying the purchase if we don’t see ourselves wearing it often.
Hollywood starlets, fashion designers and industry moguls rubbed elbows at the ninth annual CFDA/Vogue magazine 2012 Fashion Fund Awards in Manhattan Tuesday night.