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By Melissa Sterry | Science and Technology meet The Fashion Arts

Amber Valletta Returns To The Vogue Cover

AMBER VALLETTA is making her return to the cover of <i>Vogue</i>, 23 years after she made her debut. She was pictured alongside Kate Moss (who had only been …

Fashion

Petition to stop companies from forcing female workers to wear heels is rejected by parliament

But the Equalities Office said it would issue guidelines to firms this summer<p>A petition to make it illegal for a company to enforce female workers to …

Independent fashion labels have invented a whole new way of dressing well in India

“This brand does not define you. But damn you look good in it.”<p>Preeti Verma’s postscript-like message, imprinted on the tag of every one of her fashion label Runaway Bicycle’s floaty, sorbet products, echoes the sort of sweet and sassy exchange that forms the heart of female friendships: “N’aww! …

From customisation to DIY handbags – how customers became designers

From bags to T-shirts, consumers have become designers in the latest wave of fashion customisation<p>A varsity jacket covered in patches. Jeans frayed to their wearer’s liking. Trainers with their owner’s initials printed on the heel – customisation was one of 2016’s strongest trends in fashion. It’s …

Fashion

David Bowie: The Most Iconic Looks From Music's Greatest Style Chameleon

A tribute to the man who widened the boundaries of men's fashion.<p>To call David Bowie a style icon is something of an understatement.<p>In the often mundane world of menswear, few men have managed to astound so consistently with their sartorial choices as Bowie.<p>Never one to play it safe, Bowie’s …

David Bowie

This Modelling Agency Is Tackling Age Diversity In The Fashion Industry And It's Amazing

Only-old-need-apply 🙌<p>It’s of no secret that the fashion industry covets youth, but age diversity is becoming a hot topic like never before.<p>Which is why Russian modelling agency Oldushka is only signing silver-haired beauties.<p>According to Vogue, the Moscow-based agency exclusively represents models …

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IRIS VAN HERPEN Full Show Fall 2016 Paris Fashion Week by Fashion Channel

Iris van Herpen | Between The Lines | Process film

Iris Van Herpen at Paris Fall 2016 (Details)

Laser cut dress with intricate organic patterns; innovative textiles; fashion design detail // Iris Van Herpen Fall 2016

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IRIS VAN HERPEN Haute Couture Spring Summer Full Show 2017 Paris by Fashion Channel

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Lauren Hutton, 73, stars in Calvin Klein's new underwear campaign

Featuring a cast of Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and more, the new ads celebrate women of all ages<p>Known for its scantily clad and sometimes …

Fashion

Fashion in new bid to be truly sustainable

Conservation charity WWF Finland and the Nordic fashion industry aim to make desirable clothes with little impact on the environment<p>It is not a brand synonymous with style, but WWF in Finland, a branch of the world’s biggest conservation group, is teaming up with the Nordic Fashion Week …

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Take action during Fashion Revolution Week, April 24-30

<b>It's that time of year when conscious shoppers remember the Rana Plaza tragedy and unite in their efforts to demand greater safety, fairness and</b> …

Fashion

Iris van Herpen to be celebrated in an exhibition

The futuristic fashion designer gets a new show<p>Iris van Herpen has always been known for her cutting-edge fashion, testing the boundaries of what fabric is and can do. Now, a new exhibition at The Dallas Museum of Art is set to celebrate her work. From May 21 to August 20, the institution will …

Fashion Photography

Make Love Not Walls – Diesel debut anti-division campaign

Teaming up once more with David LaChapelle, the Italian brand put forward a message of love and unity<p>With Nike announcing their ‘Equality’ campaign earlier this week, it seems that brands are set on using the power of their platforms to challenge the world’s division. Yesterday, Diesel premiered …

Naomi Campbell and Diesel are helping refugee kids

The supermodel and denim brand have produced a range for Fashion For Relief<p>Naomi Campbell has teamed up with Diesel to create a charity collection which benefits the world’s most vulnerable children.<p>CHILD AT HEART is a collection of t-shirts and hoodies with a two child-drawn designs: a heart made …

Fashion Photography

Digital Knitting Machine, Kniterate : On Kickstarter now, an invention that turns your designs into garments

Aspiring fashion designers can now attempt to produce their own knitwear with a clever digital knitting machine currently funding on Kickstarter. Already fully-funded with $287,000 and still 32 days to go (at time of publish), well over their $100k goal, Kniterate automatically turns users' designs …

Design

adidas Futurecraft 4D: High performance footwear with a midsole crafted through a process employing light and oxygen

There is a process known as Digital Light Synthesis, invented by the California-based technology firm Carbon—and it's fascinating. Here, a pool of responsive, dynamic resin rests on an optical member (more or less a piece of glass) with proprietary technology in it that let's oxygen through. The …

3D Printing

Photos: PETA Members Pour Buckets of 'Blood' to Protest Seal Slaughter

Photos: PETA Members Pour Buckets of ‘Blood’ to Protest Seal Slaughter<p>Written by |<p>On the first day of this year’s East Coast commercial seal …

PETA

Reebok's new biodegradable sneakers are made from corn

The sneaker industry continues its quest to ditch petroleum-based materials<p>There’s a rush right now for clothing companies—especially those in the outdoor and athletic spaces—to find renewable materials for their wares. Reebok has chosen corn as its preferred sustainable building block for use in …

Shoes

The environmental costs of creating clothes

The Economist explainsThe environmental costs of creating clothes<p>People are buying more clothes than ever before—and chucking them out too<p>The …

Textiles

Can Wearable Tech Make You Love Coral? #WearableWednesday #wearabletech #art #ocean

April 12, 2017 AT 3:00 am<p>Can Wearable Tech Make You Love Coral? #WearableWednesday #wearabletech #art #ocean

Row over mistreatment of models overshadows Paris fashion week

Reports of racism and ‘sadistic and cruel’ treatment of models have provoked vigorous denials from major fashion houses<p>A furore over the alleged mistreatment of dozens of models behind the scenes at fashion week has threatened to overshadow the glamour in Paris, where the world’s top designers …

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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 …

Microbiology

Upcycling 'fast fashion' to reduce waste and pollution

Pollution created by making and dyeing clothes has pitted the fashion industry and environmentalists against each other. Now, the advent of "fast …

Sustainability

Cute Circuit creates graphene dress that flashes in time with wearer's heartbeat

This dress created by wearable tech company Cute Circuit features LED lights placed on graphene panels that change colour with the wearer's breathing.<p>…

Graphene