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The Artist Seeking out the Cinematic in Everyday Life

“I can see drama in everything... even when there is none”: LA native Alex Prager tells AnOther about the themes underpinning her new Hong Kong …

Hong Kong

How YouTube’s trending algorithm is making the internet darker

Logan Paul filming a dead body for views is a predictable outcome of shock-for-clicks culture<p>TextKemi AlemoruIllustrationMarianne Wilson<p>16January 2018<p>If we are to learn anything from YouTube’s recent Logan Paul controversy, it’s that it was inevitable. Content creators know that shock and disgust …

Logan Paul

The anarchic Singaporean high school clique that became a fashion brand

Youths in Balaclava – or YIB – is a collective and a brand that started off as a lunch break clique in school. Finding inspiration in the likes of Rei Kawakubo, Jun Takahashi and Takahiro Miyashita “who brought Asian pride to fashion”, YIB began as a group of six friends aged 18 to 23 looking to …

Rei Kawakubo

Will Millennials Boost the Fur Trade?

Millennial-friendly megabrands like Gucci are going fur-free, but the $40 billion global fur industry is working hard to reinvent itself for a new …

Faux

Is Your ‘Faux Fur’ Really Fake?

Cheaply available animal fur and opaque supply chains have contributed to the rise of genuine fur advertised and sold as faux.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> …

Faux

How Virgil Abloh Is Tapping Into Youth Culture And Democratising Fashion

When Off-White founder Virgil Abloh launched his new Nike collaboration – a 10-piece trainer collection that reworks iconic styles – earlier this …

Virgil Abloh

A Guide to Working With Niche Influencers

In the world of influencer marketing, fewer followers can be a good thing. But how should brands measure the success of such partnerships, and what’s …

What Makes a Genius? The World's Greatest Minds Have One Thing in Common

Being a genius is different than merely being supersmart. Smart people are a dime a dozen, and many of them don’t amount to much. What matters is …

Creativity

Has Sneaker Hype Gone Too Far?

We look into just why it’s so hard to buy the sneakers we like today.<p>It may seem odd coming from us — we’re HYPEBEAST after all — but, with the triple effect of an aggressive and unpleasant convention, Nike’s SNKRS app crashing under the weight of “THE TEN” release, and Sean Wotherspoon’s Air Max …

Evidence mounts that laptops are terrible for students at lectures

Time to reconsider the notebook and pen<p>Do you use a laptop or tablet to take notes during school lectures or meetings? If so, you might want to reconsider pen and paper; there’s increasing evidence that using laptops during lectures decreases learning, which can result in lower grades, reports <i>The</i> …

Education

Luxury Retail's War with Organised Crime

The number of smash-and-grab thefts in the fashion and luxury industry is rising. How can retailers protect themselves?<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> — In …

How a Fashion Blogger Made It to Broadway

<i>This week, women’s social club</i> <i>The Wing</i> <i>launches</i> No Man’s Land<i>, its first print magazine, with stories rolling out exclusively on the Cut.</i><p>Let me tell …

Ethical Shopping: Are We Really On Board?

Questions around ethics in the fast fashion industry have been high on the agenda ever since the tragedy of the 2012 fire at the Tazreen Fashions …

Photographer apologises for photoshopping Lupita’s hair

An Lee – who was behind the shoot – released a statement explaining the mistake<p>More than just a bop from Solange Knowles’ <i>A Seat at the Table</i> album, “Don’t Touch My Hair” is an important message to not touch black women’s hair, but some people still aren’t getting it. Only two weeks after the singer …

OPINION: Will the Age of Fast Fashion Kill Well-Made Clothes?

In the fast-moving world we now live in, fashion, like many industries, is in a state of flux. On one level this is disconcerting, but it’s also very …

Why I stopped buying fast fashion

Do you shop at Zara because you adore the clothes?<p>Of course right? Shopping at Zara used to make me so happy. Until late last year when I took a …

Fast Fashion Wrecks the Environment: Here Are 3 Ways to Slow It Down

By Gabriele Salari<p>The fashion industry is considered to be one of the most polluting in the world. Its material-intensive business model relies …

Fast-fashion brands have found a new battleground in beauty

Fast-fashion brands are taking their fight for market share to the beauty department, cranking up their presence in the growing sector, which is …

Unpaid Factory Workers Are Hiding Notes Inside ZARA Clothing

Spanish retailer ZARA is no stranger to controversy. The brand has allegedly produced clothes with alt-right symbols, sewed dead mice into dresses, …

Mango

Zara Shoppers Find Notes From Unpaid Factory Workers Sewn Into Clothes

Zara, the Spanish clothing retailer that’s developed a miserable reputation for its bad labor practices and ripping off the work of other designers …

Tommy Hilfiger Creates Fashion Line for People With Disabilities

The brand is launching an adult clothing line with adjusted seams and openings that allow caretakers to dress the wearer.<p><b>NEW YORK, United States</b> — …

The "Fast Fashion" Industry Is Terrible for Women and the Planet

12.8 million tons of clothing are sent to landfills in the US every year.<p><i>Why is fast fashion a bad thing? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Ayesha Barenblat, Founder at Remake, on</b> …

Trends

Forever 21 looks set to be the next global fashion fail in Australia

But something is wrong. While Swedish fast fashion giant H&M bustles across the road, US rival Forever 21 is eerily quiet.<p>Registers are cordoned off, …

Trends

4 missteps that doom companies to irrelevance

The whirlpool can suck a brand down rapidly.<p>Some months ago The Limited shut down its 250 clothing stores; not long after that, the women’s apparel …

Public Relations

The Case for Expensive Clothes

Spending significant money on each piece of clothing means seeing a purchase as an investment, not a cheap (and exploitative) thrill.<p>If you’ve ever found yourself buying clothes just because they’re cheap, or if shopping itself has become a form of entertainment for you, I’ve got a proposal: The …

Dries van Noten

Why Ethical Fashion Matters

There was a time in my life when I owned flip flops in every color of the rainbow and then some. Every single pair was approximately $2.50, purchased …

Sustainability

It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion – so can the industry ever be sustainable?

The fashion industry has some major sustainability problems. By 2030, it is predicted that the industry’s water consumption will grow by 50% to 118 …

Sustainability

How Reddit Is Perpetuating Fake Sneaker Sales, Especially YEEZYs

A $460 billion USD industry didn’t happen by mistake.<p>Limited edition sneakers simply don’t make the cut in terms of demand — that’s the sales model they’re built on — so it’s no surprise that knockoffs, fakes, counterfeits, black market — whatever you want to call it — pairs have wedged and …

Kanye West

To Save Retail, Let It Die

The store of the future will become the most powerful media channel available to a brand, offering customer experiences that are the most profitable …

Trends

Gucci Escalates Legal Battle with Forever 21

The Italian luxury brand has filed a lawsuit against Forever 21 for allegedly knocking off its trademark 'blue-red-blue' and 'green-red-green' stripe …

Diane von Furstenberg