Style With Substance

By Melissa Sterry | Science and Technology meet The Fashion Arts

Missguided Shows Stretch Marks Are No Big F*cking Deal by Not Photoshopping Them Off Models

If you shop on Missguided, you probably noticed one big change: the website now features models with visible stretch marks. Following on the heels of Asos, the British retailer stopped photoshopping its models and even casually shared a 'gram spotlighting the so-called imperfections (the model was …

Photo Manipulation

Lupita Nyong'o criticises women's magazine over 'eurocentric' photoshopping

Lupita Nyong'o has criticised <i>Grazia</i> UK after the magazine digitally altered her appearance.<p>The Oscar-winning actress says that the weekly title smoothed her hair and removed her loose ponytail to "fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like". On Twitter, she accused the publication of making …

Hair

The Photographer Mapping the Female Form Like a Landscape

Navigating the mystery and the isolation of the female mind, Mel Bles’ new photo-series explores the landscape of a life<p>“No man is an island, entire …

Photography

Charming Collages Pairing Vintage Family Photos & Jewellery

Jewellery designer Hadar Nornberg’s new Katerina Jebb-created lookbook presents an intimate look at the bohemian life of her parents<p>Contemporary art …

Art

The Collage Artist Redefining the Idea of Analogue

Piotr Krzymowski's work explores the temporal nature of Polish film posters, post-internet culture and, in a new collaboration with designer Magda …

Archives

The 2018 Pirelli Calendar Is a Surreal Celebration of Diversity

Tim Walker is known for his surreal imagery, and the 2018 Pirelli calendar, shot by the British photographer, delivers on all counts. Starring an all-black cast including Sean Combs, Whoopi Goldberg, Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong’o, RuPaul, Lil Yachty, Duckie Thot, Zoe Bedeaux, Slick Woods, Sasha …

Surrealism

Unpaid Turkish workers send messages via Zara labels

‘I made this item you are going to buy, but I didn't get paid for it’<p>The dark side of the textile industry is all too familiar – especially following events since Rana Plaza, where 1,134 people were killed in a factory collapse. While tragedies like this are good at bringing attention to the …

Turkey

Edie Campbell calls out sexual assault in open letter

Addressing the fashion industry, the British model says it is time for us to reassess ‘diva behaviour’ and overlooking the abuse of male models<p>Thanks to Harvey Weinstein (who essentially started a domino effect) more and more people across different industries are coming forward with their …

Women's Fashion

How the body has evolved through fashion photography

The show’s photographers are differentiated by their unique approaches to posture and pose, yet all united in taking the fashion image beyond the garment. Take Lena C Emery’s surreal posturing that turns the body into elastic and pushes it far beyond its physical limits with torso strewn over head. …

Art

An exhibition on sustainable fashion is coming to the V&A

Spotlighting designers like Vivienne Westwood and Dries Van Noten, ‘Fashioned from Nature’ explores how the industry can be more sustainable<p>Whether it is Gucci’s recent Bloom campaign or Dries Van Noten’s breathtaking forest floor SS15 set, fashion is always looking to nature for inspiration – but …

Dries van Noten

Making moves: an exhibition exploring the body in fashion photography takes shape

Is it possible to curate a contemporary fashion photography exhibition in an age of constant media bombardment? ‘Posturing: Photographing the Body in Fashion’, an exhibition set to launch at 10 Thurloe Place tomorrow, in conjunction with The Outnet, offers a suggestion. Looking past the clothes and …

Yoga

Bacterial Dyes in Fashion

<b>(click to enlarge) A small piece of fabric fit for a petri dish and dyed by S. coelicolor.</b><p>People have used other organisms to dye clothing since …

Biology

Stella McCartney Discusses How Sustainable Fashion Can Be Sexy—And “How Technology Can Save Us”

Stella McCartney made ethical fashion a pillar of her label way before <i>sustainability</i> was a hashtag or buzzword. She’s candid about the immense harm fashion inflicts on the environment—it’s the second dirtiest industry on the planet after oil—and has paved the way for other eco-minded designers to …

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney Commissions First-Ever LCA for Manmade Cellulosic Fibers

Luxury fashion label <b>Stella McCartney</b> has released the results of a new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental performance of ten raw …

Sustainability

The Unmissable NYC Exhibition Celebrating Artists in Fashion

Irrepressible agency Art + Commerce is honouring its 30th anniversary with a New York exhibition featuring the likes of Robert Mapplethorpe and Guy …

Is This Emerging Designer the Future of Haute Couture?

RCA post-graduate Michael Stewart won’t compromise when it comes to the craft of making clothes<p><i>AnOther has partnered with 1 Granary to create a</i> …

Haute Couture

Stella McCartney Is Weaving A New Way Forward

The designer has always eschewed leather, fur, and feathers in her collections. Now she is going even further. Will luxury fashion follow?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is one of two covers of</i> Fast Company<i>‘s November 2017 Tech + Culture Issue.</i><p>Consider your favorite T-shirt. Maybe it’s soft and worn, or …

Sustainability

Gucci Takes a Giant Leap Into the Future and Goes Fur-Free!

It is a joyous day in the world of fashion, as international luxury mega-brand, Gucci, announced they will be going fur-free! This exciting news has …

Calvin Klein

Coco Capitán's Art Is All Over Your Favorite Gucci T-Shirt

“What are we going to do with all this future?”<p>Metamodernist statements aren’t necessarily what you’d expect to find on a full range of products from an Italian high-fashion house like Gucci. Yet, from T-shirts through to waist bags, the scrawled messages of Spanish artist Coco Capitán appear all …

Art

Link About It: McLaren's "Project Invincible" Human Armor

It may comes as a surprise to some that McLaren does more than release supercars and dominate Formula 1. Their fast-growing McLaren Applied Technologies sector tackles health and wellness, and the division's team of doctors and engineers have done something remarkable under the bannister of …

Link About It: All-Female Design Team Has Revamped the Classic Bra

Redesigning the classic bra isn't a small feat. Bree McKeen first had the idea a decade ago when discussing her constant discomfort with a chiropractor, and they discovered her problem wasn't her posture but her bra. The main issue was the underwire, an invention that was designed some 84 years …

Design

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Adidas uses Parley ocean plastic to update one of its classic shoe designs

As part of its long-standing collaboration with environmental initiative Parley for the Oceans, Adidas has updated one of its classic shoes from the …

Shoes

The Shirt Of The Future Will Be Made By Methane-Eating Bacteria

By using a greenhouse gas as the basis for a new material, Mango Materials wants to create a new model of garment production that cleans up the atmosphere as it makes us new clothes.<p>When it wafts from landfills or dairy farms, waste methane–a greenhouse gas 30 times more potent than CO2–is usually …

Sustainability

Screen legend Helen Mirren hits the catwalk for L'Oreal Paris

Helen Mirren cut a striking figure today, as she sauntered down an open-air runway in the Champs-Elysée for L’Oreal Paris.<p>A crowd of around 300,000 …

Helen Mirren

Coral Love Story by @olygamy protect our #coral & #Oceans showing today at Adapt Modify @WellcomeExplore https://t.co/08mTMSldWT

Katharine Hamnett designs T-shirts urging the UK to "Cancel Brexit"

Thirty years after finding fame with her iconic garments printed with large slogans, fashion designer Katharine Hamnett has released a collection of …

Brexit

Leather, Grown in a Lab Without Cows

Modern Meadow’s factory will crank out leather via yeast fermentation.<p>To make leather, first you have to raise a cow.<p>Or another animal, though you really do need the whole animal because since pretty much the beginning of time, it has not been possible to grow skin for leather without the attendant …

Biology

Gauntlett Cheng presents its community of alternative faces