fashion industry

An Open Letter To The Louis Vuitton Manager Who Allegedly Said “Black People Are Slaves Who Eat Dirt”

I understand that an employee at the Louis Vuitton Townhouse in London’s Selfridges department store, after being subjected to many of your humiliating, infuriating, racist rants, recorded one of your…

Tiffanie Drayton |

For Designers Banking On Instant Gratification, “Seasons” May Become A Thing Of The Past

While we are die-hard Fashion Week fans, we’ve often griped about the frustration it brings because winter collections are shown in the summer, spring collections in the winter, and so…

Leonora Epstein |

Must Read: Twitter Feed @NoBtotheS Fashion Industry Insider Rants

If you’re a sucker for “Project Runway,” “The City” or any other show that takes you behind the scenes of the fashion world (or supposedly portrays “real life,” whatever that…

Leonora Epstein |

Is The Problem With Plus-Size Fashion In Fashion Schools?

In the debate about plus sizes in fashion, there seem to be few solutions. Perhaps the place to start, however, is not by going straight to the solution, but asking…

Leonora Epstein |

Women Board Members In Fashion, Beauty, And Retail Industries On The Rise

Women have made huge progress in the workplace over the last several decades, and the findings of a new study commissioned by WWD prove that we’ve come a long way,…

Catherine Strawn |

Are Your Jeans Responsible For Polluting China’s Pearl River?

Pollution of the Pearl River has long posed a problem for China’s ecosystem; however, the degree of contamination has become twice as bad since 2007. One reason, according to a…

Leonora Epstein |

Will The iPad Change The Way We Shop?

Post-iPhone fashion app boom, retailers are now focusing on iPad-specific applications for the new Apple product. And some believe that the device is about to revolutionize the way we think…

Leonora Epstein |

Anonymous Columnist Will Make You Never Want To Work In Fashion

Ever thought of making a career in the fashion world? The Daily Mail’s anonymous “fashionista” columnist will definitely make you think twice. Reading her tales is kind of vom inducing,…

Leonora Epstein |

Does The Fashion Industry Need Government Aid To Survive?

The fashion industry has been hard hit by the recession, and it looks like it may take some strategic political partnerships to find the path of recovery. After the collaborative…

Leonora Epstein |

Unfogging The Fashion Future

A recent New York Times article stated that for every step fashion step forward, fashion took three steps back. This theory got me thinking, is it true that every new…

Ali Jawin |

The Three Ways Michelle Obama Is Influencing The Fashion Industry

To say Michelle Obama’s wardrobe has attracted considerable attention would be an understatement. The world is obsessed with what Michelle wears. She always looks so put-together yet modern — and…

Catherine Strawn |

Vogue Italia’s “Black Issue” Is A Success, But What Will Its Impact REALLY Be?

If you haven’t heard already, the July issue of Italian Vogue was unprecedented. All the models in it were black. Amidst the buzz that followed, the much-hyped “Black Issue” became…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Vogue Italia’s “Black Issue” Doesn’t Address The Real Issue

I can’t remember the last time I picked up a lady mag and saw an African-American woman on the cover that wasn’t Halle Berry. The beauty and hair advice doled…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |