Figs Apologizes for ‘Insensitive’ Promotional Video

Doctors are not reacting well to a video that medical apparel maker Figs put out. The video, promoting a hot pink style of comfort scrubs that the Los Angeles-based brand is known for, shows a young woman in the scrubs and glasses, who is not only reading “Medical Terminology for Dummies,” but doing so with the book upside down. Figs […]

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Martin Grant RTW Spring 2021

Galleries Collection Martin Grant entered the lockdown better equipped than most. Earlier this year, he revealed that he would produce his collections using only fabrics he had in stock, meaning he didn’t struggle with supply chain issues when the coronavirus restrictions hit. The designer decided to stick with a similar strategy for his spring 2021 collection, and condensed the lineup […]

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Doublet RTW Spring 2021

Masayuki Ino’s creative, often humorous takes on everyday items has earned him renown, particularly after he won the LVMH Prize for emerging talent two years ago. After showing in Paris last season, the coronavirus pandemic forced him back to Tokyo for spring, but he mentioned after his latest show that he may choose to present his collection in his home […]

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Cubavera Holiday Campaign Features Original Song

The story of how George Feldenkreis, former chief executive officer of Perry Ellis International, escaped from Cuba and established roots in the U.S. is well-known in the fashion industry. Now that story has been turned into a song by Grammy Award-nominated urban band Orishas. “Look Good, Feel Good,” which blends Latin Afro American rhythms with traditional Cuban sazon, was released […]

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Is It Street Wear or Is It Art?

As the number of abandoned storefronts and closed retail outlets continues to mount, the once unremarkable activity of shopping at brick-and-mortar stores can feel like reality askew — like a stroll through the Twilight Zone. As this glum new normal becomes, well, the norm, signs of life can be almost as jarring. Take, for instance, a pair of storefront windows […]

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French Fashion Federation Renews Committees

PARIS — At its annual meeting last month, the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode renewed its executive committee and board of directors for two years, signaling continuity for the French fashion organizing body as the industry navigates choppy times. The executive committee is made up of Ralph Toledano, who is president; Francesca Bellittini of Saint Laurent; […]

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The Met’s Costume Institute Getting Ready for ‘About Time’ Exhibition

A LOT TO UNPACK: The wait is nearly over for the much-anticipated Oct. 29 opening of the “About Time: Fashion and Duration,” the latest exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Originally scheduled to bow in May, the show’s opening was postponed due to the pandemic. Celebrating the museum’s 150th anniversary, the show explores 150 years of fashion […]

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Spirit Halloween Rises from the Dead. Again. And Again.

The retailer inspires songs and memes with its near-guaranteed seasonal reappearance each fall. But can it survive this year? By Ezra Marcus Spirit Halloween is once again open for business. The store known for selling costumes and spooky fall décor at temporary pop-up locations across the United States is making bullish moves in a brutal year for retail. According to […]

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Betsey Johnson Partners With Torrid for Plus-size Collection

Betsey Johnson has teamed with Torrid, the City of Industry, Calif.-based plus-size retailer, for a collection called Torrid x Betsey Johnson, which blends Johnson’s design aesthetic with Torrid’s fit expertise. The line, which ranges from sizes 10 to 30, launches on torrid.com and in 200 Torrid locations on Oct. 26. Johnson’s designs come from her 1988 and 1989 runway shows […]

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Karen Elson on Body Shaming, Nudity and Speaking Up for Herself

Models are generally thought of as people who are seen and not heard, but every once in a while one of them breaks the sound barrier. Such is the case with Karen Elson, the red-haired mannequin who dominated fashion imagery at the turn of the millennium, and who has just written a no-holds-barred autobiography. “The Red Flame,” which will be […]

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