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Nineteen-Year-Old Elise By Olsen Takes On Fashion’s Heavyhitters

While many 19-year-olds dream of fashion, Elise By Olsen is asking questions about the industry’s thornier issues.
The founder and editor-in-chief of Wallet magazine interviewed Ssense’s cofounder Rami Atallah, La Rinascente’s vice chairman Vittorio Radice and Grailed’s chief executive officer Arun Gupta for its “Champions of Commerce” issue. “All of these spaces are trying to be very alternative and experiential, but at the end of the day they are about contractions and selling. It’s kind of like retail spaces in disguise, which I think is a whole new thing,” she said.
“We tried to have this conversation about the money, business and politics in the fashion industry, but it seems like there is a lot of focus on experience, style, expression and all of these things. Rami is an engineer. Vittorio is a straight-up businessman. Aaron is a tech guy. None of them really have this fashion background. That also is interesting because they have a fresh approach.They talk about their spaces being very democratic, but luxury fashion stores are also becoming increasingly humiliating in a way. There is security and surveillance in the stores. That’s not new at all but it’s interesting that they talk about department stores being democratic. All

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Moore From L.A.: How Hollywood Can Lead Fashion’s Diversity Push

“I, Spike Lee Of Sound Mind And Body Will No Longer Wear Prada Or Gucci Until They Hire Some Black Designers To Be In Da Room When It Happens. It’s Obvious To Da Peoples That They Don’t Have A Clue When It Comes To Racist, Blackface Hateful Imagery.”
When the “BlacKkKlansman” director posted this to his Instagram account on Feb. 8 during the heat of the Gucci, Prada and Burberry blackface and noose imagery scandals, it was a warning shot to fashion brands that the Hollywood talent they count on to be their most visible ambassadors might no longer be willing to fulfill that role — and in the thick of the high-stakes red-carpet season, too.
“Hollywood is at the front line of all these cultural discussions, and suddenly no one was going to wear these clothes again if something wasn’t done, and fast,” one p.r. told me of the panic that ensued internally at brands, adding that months of work, including custom gowns, were scrapped when talent decided to shun the offending labels for the remainder of the season.

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Varvatos Sticks to His DNA to Survive Fashion’s Vagaries

NEW YORK — The secret to success is to stay true to your own unique DNA and not be swayed by the whims of fashion.
That’s been the path John Varvatos has followed for nearly two decades since launching his eponymous brand in 1999.
In a conversation with Nick Sullivan, fashion director of Esquire, at the Fashion Group International’s Tastemakers breakfast at the Cosmopolitan Club here Tuesday morning, the designer said: “Brand DNA is everything to me personally. There’s fashion and then there’s style. Fashion is more immediate and of-the-moment, but style evolves and matures. I look at what we do as evolutionary, not revolutionary.”
In fashion, he said, many brands burst onto the scene, make a major splash and then burn out. But to survive and prosper in the long term, they need to stay true to their core mission and not alienate the customers who are drawn to their aesthetic.
“When you create product, hopefully you build a client base that has some loyalty,” he said. “My job is to continue to deliver interesting product that will compel them to spend their money.”
Varvatos said the fashion industry is a very different animal than it was when he started out. “It’s an interesting time

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Fashion’s Woman Problem

Why is it that an industry aimed at women and buoyed by female dollars is still run mostly by men? A new study tries to find out.
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How to Fix Fashion’s Cultural Appropriation Problem

“Good artists borrow, great artists steal.” The question of who actually coined this phrase is up for debate — some argue it might have been T.S. Eliot, where others name Picasso or author W.H. Davenport Adams.
That quandary has also permeated the fashion industry on a multitude of levels — the maxim is finding strong pushback as it applies to fashion brands and designers. Increasingly infiltrated by amateur, consumer watchdogs empowered by social media, fashion companies are operating in a cultural backdrop of watershed movements, necessitating hyper-vigilance to avoid taboo topics and, more importantly, insulting a community.
Brand consultants and scholars note there’s no single formula or tactic that can be deployed to “fix” this issue. Cultural appropriation is a complicated topic, and observers said the best solution requires a complete change in the culture methods of a brand or company itself. But a good first step would be to start bolstering a company or brand’s awareness across the board on cultural competency — and that means being sensitive to cultural, ethnic and racial differences.
In a creative field that distills and celebrates styles from various cultures, brands and retailers are charged with installing protocols and infrastructure like diversity boards and chief diversity

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Unbuttoned: Fashion’s Gossip Addiction

There’s so much rumor and muckraking going on, it may be messing with designers’ ability to make good clothes.
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Making Peace With Pink, Spring Fashion’s Biggest Trend

It can be suffocatingly girlie. Aggressively silly. But spring’s tougher takes on the color of the moment might just overcome your objections.
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Elegant Home Fashions Sicily Corner Wall Cabinet with 1 Shutter Door, Dark Espresso

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The Sicily Corner Wall Cabinet in dark espresso has an elegant crown molded top with a decorative louvered door that adds ample storage with style to your bathroom; the decorative louvered doors keep your toiletries hidden. It is also very functional with one adjustable interior shelf. It also features chrome finished knobs for easy opening. This cabinet comes with assembly hardware.

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Pretty Fashions

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Got a passion for fashion? Get your fix with this luxury coloring book for artists of all ages. Budding fashionistas will love getting creative with this colorful book that s full of stunning patterns and illustrations. Packed with beautiful outfits, pretty fabric prints, and fantastic accessories that are adorned with splashes of color, there s plenty to inspire young designers to create their own masterpieces. From fabulous florals to hip-hop style and New York trends to Parisian chic, stylish doodlers can let their imaginations run wild.

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Unbuttoned: Is Fashion’s Love Affair With Washington Over?

For the last eight years, designers have had a seat at the White House power table. The Trump administration may herald an end to all that.
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S.L. Fashions Women’s Pleated Satin Round Neck Dress (S, Cocoa)

S.L. Fashions Women’s Pleated Satin Round Neck Dress (S, Cocoa)


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This Elle Spread Is A Reminder Of Fashion’s Major Diversity Issue

Elle magazine marked its 30th birthday with a fashion spread called “The Elle Look” in its September 2015 issue. The magazine called upon 30 prominent designers and their muses to recreate “The Elle Look,” which the publication describes as “channeling our rich history of strong, sexy women with great personal style.'”

Of the 81 designers and muses chosen for the story, only one is black: English actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who is biracial. The collective number of Asian and Latino or Hispanic designers can be counted on one hand, while the muses that represent each designers’ ideal were overwhelmingly white. 

The spread serves to highlight an issue that runs rampant in the fashion industry: a lack of diversity both within the pages of magazines and on the runways. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen pose alongside Beatrix Ost, Giorgio Armani is pictured with model Karolina Kurkova, and the list goes on.

Bethann Hardison, a former model and a prominent fashion consultant who has been calling for diversity for decades, was surprised by the magazine’s glaring omission.

“When [then-publication director] Regis Pagniez brought Elle to the U.S. in the ’80s, he put black girls on the cover. Gail O’Neill, Karen Alexander, Kirsti Bowser. Conde Nast had to step back; it blew their minds,” she told The Huffington Post. This spread is just an example of Elle “feeling precious,” Hardison added. 

That history is why, then, it’s more than a little disappointing to see one of the most influential fashion magazines showing an utter lack of responsibility when it comes to choosing people that represent their vision. Elle didn’t respond to a request for comment from The Huffington Post, but one thing’s clear: When designers, magazine staffers and industry insiders visualize their “girl,” that vision continues to omit people of color. 

 

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Create a designer touch in your bath with easy-to-install shower hooks from Elegant Home Fashions- It features simple jewel design with beautiful chrome finish that easily matches with any shower curtains or bathroom hardware or accessories; Set includes 12 shower hooks; Translucent colored globe coordinates with bathroom decor; Acrylic globes with chrome finish hooks; Universal fit can be used with existing shower rod SKU: EHF486

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1920s Fashions from B. Altman & Company

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Victorian Fashions for Women and Children

Victorian Fashions for Women and Children


The Victorian era was a time of high morals, cultured manners, and ultra feminine, luxurious apparel. While beautiful to gaze upon, elaborate ensembles were hot, heavy, restrictive, and constricting to the point of discomfort or even injury and disease. Revealed here are the childrens and womens clothing, including undergarments, leisurewear, and street apparel from 1860 to 1900. Over 270 photographs provide detailed images of Victorian garments, along with irrefutable evidence of our stalwart ancestors burdensome apparel. Nineteenth century photographs are supplemented by surviving examples of period clothing, many picturing both the outside and inner construction. This well-researched book not only describes the styles and the differences between these womens and childrens fashions, but also explores the reasons women were willing to become such devoted slaves to dress and the health hazards associated with their apparel. The text is based on Victorian fashion, medical, etiquette, and advice literature.

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Victorian Fashions

Victorian Fashions


This book pictures Victorian fashions as they appeared in chic publications of the period. Catalog reprints with detailed information and 15 authentic patterns, this volume emphasizes children’s clothing. Over 235 photos.

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Montgomery Ward Fashions of the Twenties

Montgomery Ward Fashions of the Twenties


What were people wearing during the Roaring 20s? This stylish collection offers hundreds of sepia-tone illustrations and captions depicting the fashions of the times — women’s “rage of Paris” chemise dresses, feather-trimmed cloche hats, and casual wear, plus men’s suits, work clothes, and kids’ apparel. Includes 16 pages of color images.

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1920s Fashions from B. Altman & Company

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Victorian and Edwardian Fashions from “La Mode Illustrée”

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Over 1,000 illustrations, meticulously reproduced from rare issues of renowned fashion magazine, present a striking array of women’s fashions from 1860 to 1914: elegant evening and dinner gowns, stylish daywear, wedding ensembles, bathing costumes, mourning clothes, cycling outfits and much more; plus detailed renderings of shoes, hats, parasols, and other accessories.

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Fashions of the Early Twenties: The 1921 Philipsborn’s Catalog

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