Posts tagged "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 many outbursts. In your recently outed diatribe, you allegedly state: "Black people are slaves who eat dirt off the floor." I’m hopeful you’ve come to…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / July 2, 2014

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 on and so forth. With the way the fashion world is set up, it often feels like you can never see what you want and…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 27, 2010

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 is), you'll love @NoBtotheS, an anonymous Twitter account representing the perspective of a woman in fashion PR. As her handle suggests, she's dedicated to calling…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 30, 2010

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 why we have no answers. The Los Angeles Times brings up some points that delve deeper into the economic rather than moral side. First of…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 22, 2010

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, especially in industries with largely female consumers. The study looked at how many women serve on the boards of various fashion, beauty, and retail firm…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 19, 2010

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 new Greenpeace report, points to the denim factories lining the banks of the water. Clearly, China is a huge manufacturer of consumer goods, and the…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 27, 2010

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 about fashion and shopping. For starters, the idea of mobile shopping may become more palatable. Are you really going to buy a $500 Marchesa gow…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 23, 2010

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, and her latest update recounts in shameless detail just how horrible she and her colleagues are. So, here's our takeaway, boiled down for you, of…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 30, 2009

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 efforts of Fashion's Night Out, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is helping to launch another initiative to help stimulate the fashion economy. This time,…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 20, 2009

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 trend is actually a revamped version of trends past? While there is certainly no lack of innovation in fashion, very few styles are completely fresh…

By: Ali Jawin / July 7, 2009

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 the designers whose clothes she sports get their names in the news. But are they actually seeing an increase in business? Michelle's fashion choices seem…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 18, 2009

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 such a popular success that distribution was increased by 40-percent, an amazing feat. Some (including me) saw the concept -- race as an "issue" --…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 12, 2008

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 out in these magazines is targeted at white women unless otherwise noted and the major runway shows are pitifully powder white (Eastern-European is very in).

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 19, 2008