Style With Substance

By Melissa Sterry | Science and Technology meet The Fashion Arts

Stella McCartney Fall Campaign Targets Overconsumption, Waste

<b>Stella McCartney</b> has long been an advocate for sustainable, ethical fashion; the luxury label has been busy over the last several months trying to …

Fashion

Just One One-Piece by Apricoss: The ethically-minded independent brand offers a single swimsuit style

by Sun Bak<p>Upon a recent visit to one of our favorite online boutiques, Kindred Black, we came across a new brand that only offers a single, sophisticated swimsuit style. That was enough—one look and we were undeniably impressed by Apricoss' Ariana Swimsuit. The deep V, the high cut, the luxe …

Fashion

EVERYBODY.WORLD + Delores Kerr's Capsule Collection: A line of wearable separates from the sustainable brand and the 80-something designer

Founded by Iris Alonzo and Carolina Crespo, EVERYBODY.WORLD focuses on sustainability, humanity and creativity. Built upon three pillars, the brand's top priority is respect—for the skilled workers they employ, for the environment, and for unique ideas and perspectives. Beginning EVERYBODY.WORLD …

Fashion

Modular Shoes Are Self-Assembled By The Wearer

Looking for a shoe, a slipper or a sandal? The KI ecobe might be the only pair of footwear you need<p>Staying indoors? No problem. Going out? Wear the …

Shoes

Iris van Herpen explores the contrasts between water and air for Aeriform couture collection

The different qualities of water and air informed Iris van Herpen's latest collection, which was presented at this week's Paris couture shows …

Fashion

BehindBras: lingerie business dreamed up in jail aims to help women prisoners

After serving 12 months, Barbara Burton set up a social enterprise selling bras, with profits going into training to help female prisoners find jobs after release<p>On Barbara Burton’s first night in HMP Durham, she was given three sets of prison-issue underwear. It was plucked hastily from a shelf …

Prison

Colour-changing T-shirt alerts wearers to the effects of climate change

Design studios The Unseen and The Lost Explorer have come together to create a T-shirt that changes colour when it comes into contact with polluted …

Trending: Two New Textile Innovations Aim to Take Circular Fashion Towards the Mainstream

The launch of two new textile innovations continues to drive the apparel industry towards greater circularity.Austrian fiber producer and <b>Tencel</b> …

Sustainability

Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet?

In the Garden of Eden, figuring out what to wear was easy and the fig leaves were environmentally friendly. Today, it’s much harder to find clothes that don’t have some kind of negative impact on the planet.<p>Textile manufacturers use complicated chemical and industrial processes to make clothing …

Zara and H&M back in-store recycling to tackle throwaway culture

Schemes aim to tackle fashion’s huge waste problem but critics say they are a token gesture and could encourage ‘guilt free’ consumption<p>When you walk into a high-street shop, you’re probably looking to snap up a bargain, not get rid of an old jumper. But clothing retailers and brands are …

Recycling

These Perfect Vegan Leather Clutches Are a Must-Have for Every Spring Party

Get Your Hands on These Must-Have Luxury Vegan Clutches for Spring<p>Written by |<p>Spring is here, and with the arrival of sweet-scented blossoms, …

Big bounce: art and sole collide in an uplifting offering from Marc Newson and Nike

Launched 30 years ago, the Air Max 1 put an entirely new spring in Nike’s step. The transparent bubble in its sole promised increased lift and a soft landing, but it was the shoe’s design and the sole unit’s open architecture – its designer, sneaker-freak deity Tinker Hatfield, said he was inspired …

Artist Crochets Jewelry Inspired by Patterns Found in Nature

Japanese artist Miho Fujita crafts delicate crochet jewelry inspired by natural wonders. Each accessory presents Fujita's interest in nature-based creation and her penchant for reimagining plants as wearable works of art.<p>Ranging from elegant drop earrings to bold brooches, Fujita creates a wide …

Arnsdorf reborn: how Jade Sarita Arnott came back to fashion

The Australian label relaunches for fashion week with a new collection and the promise of a new way of doing business<p>In 2012, Melbourne fashion designer Jade Sarita Arnott was exhausted, out of pocket and fed up with the relentless fashion cycle. So she closed her label Arnsdorf and walked away. …

Fashion

All-women design shows are "snowballing" in New York following Trump inauguration

Multiple female-only design exhibitions have opened in New York as designers and curators aim to highlight the "inequities that still exist" in the …

Ellen MacArthur teams up with retail giants to launch Circular Fibres Initiative

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation will today launch a major new initiative, backed by fashion giants including H&M and Nike, to promote the adoption of …

Brazilian Albino Twins Find Success as Fashion Models

Brazilian twins Lara and Mara Bawar have been making waves throughout the fashion world, with the 11-year-old twins finding growing success as …

Shop mannequins branded "medically unhealthy" by researchers

A new study looked at female dummies in two UK cities<p>Clothing-store mannequins have been described as "unrealistic", according to a new study …

France at a Crossroads: Fashion Reflects on a Monumental Election

France is choosing between presidential contenders with radically different visions. What’s at stake for the luxury industry? BoF caught up with the French fashion elite at the 32nd Hyères Festival.<p><b>HYÈRES, France</b> — As members of the French fashion elite assembled here in the sunny south of France, …

Social Goods | Conflict-Free Diamonds, Is Fast Fashion a Class Issue?

This week, man-made diamonds appeal to ethically driven millennials, while price points reserve environmentally friendly clothing as a privilege for the wealthy.<p><b>Is Fast Fashion a Class Issue?</b> <i>(Refinery 29)</i><br>"Should people with limited disposable income really be expected to pay more for clothes just …

Tiffany & co. calls out Trump on climate change

“Dear President Trump, we’re still in for bold climate change action. Please keep the US in the Paris Climate Agreement.”<p>Tiffany and Donald Trump have a longstanding relationship. Reportedly the inspiration behind the name of his second daughter, Trump also bought the air rights (property interest …

A podiatrist explains how high heels can destroy your feet

There was a time when you would never catch Victoria Beckham without a pair of heels. So it came as a surprise when the fashion designer told The Telegraph: "I just can't do heels any more. At least not when I'm working."<p>Beckham isn't the first celebrity to ditch sky-high heels. Sarah Jessica …

The North Face, Timberland and other iconic American brands to ban fur, angora, and exotic skins · A Humane Nation

With clothing producers like VF going fur-free and expanding their policy to other animal products, there is reason to hope for millions of animals …

France cracks down on super-skinny, airbrushed models

Super-thin models and secretly airbrushed photoshoots will soon be a thing of the past in fashion hub France, as authorities passed measures to protect young people from the dangers of anorexia.<p>A new law entered into force on Saturday, May 6, which compels all models operating in France to provide …

Comme des Garçons fashion exhibition opens at The Met in New York

The sculptural clothes of enigmatic Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo are the subject of this year's spring exhibition organised by the Costume …

Elegant, Inspiring And Strong 61-Year-Old Model Is Crushing Ageism In Fashion

<b>Two years ago,</b> model Yazemeenah Rossi was a highly sought-after fashion model, who was fronting major ad campaigns for the likes of Macy’s and AT&T, …

Fashion

Is Consumer-Friendly Activism a Sign of Feminist Progress—Or Just a Sellout?

On fall 2017 runways from New York to Paris, fashion displayed its "woke-ness" from head to toe. Is this consumer-friendly activism a sign of feminist progress—or just a sellout? Two writers join the debate.<p>Sady Doyle: Buy It, Wear it, Spread It<p>To hear some tell it, there are two ways to be a …

The mE.coli Project: Bespoke Microbiomic Couture.

Glass-like Jewels for Microbiomic Couture, made from mE. coli<p>Glass-like Jewels for Microbiomic Couture, made from mE. coli<p>Traditionally what we …

How ethical are fashion’s top brands?

To mark the start of Fashion Revolution Week, the action group releases their latest ranking<p>Today marks the beginning of Fashion Revolution Week, the global movement spearheaded by Fashion Revolution to make radical changes within the fashion industry. The week urges consumers to ask brands …