Friday, June 15, 2012
Brooklyn-based journalist Elizabeth Cline discusses her new book, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion—a look at the downside of inexpensive clothing.
→ Event: Reading and conversation with Elizabeth Cline, hosted by Alison Feldmann of Etsy.com | Thursday, June 21, 7pm | Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn
Friday, June 08, 2012
Hand it to AMC's Mad Men: on its own, it has reshaped the way we think about the 1960s. Much of that is the work of costume designer Janie Bryant, whose outfits and shifts in style signal the tensions of 1960s America. Writer Tom Fitzgerald deconstructs the characters' clothes ...
Monday, May 07, 2012
On Monday night, stars made their way up the Metropolitan Museum's red-carpeted stairs to attend the Costume Institute's annual gala. The theme for this year's benefit and exhibit was, "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations."
Saturday, May 05, 2012
By Richard Hake
Friday, April 06, 2012
Over a couple of decades, Isabel Toledo quietly became one of the most sought-after fashion designers in the business. But in 2009, she experienced overnight global exposure when she designed First Lady Michelle Obama's inauguration outfit. Kurt Andersen visited Toledo's studio ...
Friday, March 30, 2012
The hoodie has become synonymous with the black Florida teen gunned down by a neighborhood watch captain as he walked through a neighborhood wearing the sweatshirt.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Israel passed a law earlier this week that bans local advertisers from using overly thin models in their campaigns. It also requires publications to disclose when images are altered or photoshopped to make models appear thinner. The law's supporters hope it will promote healthier eating habits among models and stop glamorizing extreme thinness among the general population.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Earlier this year we looked at the natural fibers wool and silk, and this week we’re talking about polyester and other synthetics! Polyester is used in carpeting, building materials, and clothing. Sean Cormier, assistant professor in the Textile Design and Marketing Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and Jill Dumain, Director of Environmental Strategy at Patagonia, explain how polyester and other synthetics are made and how they’re used.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Cintra Wilson believes the American psyche manifests itself in what we wear — fashionistas in image-conscious LA are begging to be noticed, while Washington style resembles the defense industry, "overprotective officewear." Wilson has reported on fashion from the swankiest boutiques and the Iowa state fair, and ruffled more ...
Friday, November 11, 2011
This Friday is all about the 11s. The date — 11/11/11 — bears special significance for gamblers, newlyweds, math nerds, and of course, our troops. But the palindrome has also found a major following among fans of corduroy.
Friday, October 28, 2011
All month we’ve been talking about innovation — speaking to innovative people and discussing innovative ideas. Now we hear from a woman who has designed a product for diabetics that not only solves a problem but is changing attitudes too. Jessica Floeh is the creator of Hanky Pancreas, a line of insulin pump accessories — scarves, neck pieces and other decorative items — that make the functional medical device fashionable.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Some enticing advertisements for shoes by Reebok have been circulating, promising "up to 28 percent more of a work out for your butt, up to 11 percent more for your hamstrings and calves." It sounds like a lot to expect from a simple shoe, and the Justice Department is saying it's worse than just an exaggeration — the company is making false claims, and should reward disappointed customers with refunds, which could add up to $25 million.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
There's a little more Hermione and a little less Snooki in teenagers' closets this fall. As they get dressed for school, many girls have decided to put aside tight dresses and cutoff shorts in favor of maxi skirts, capes, trouser jeans and oversize sweaters, Marisa Meltzer writes in the Thursday Styles section.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
This summer, Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art drew in over half a million visitors, making it the most viewed fashion exhibition in the museum's history. It was also one of the hardest exhibits to get into — I personally made four unsuccessful trips to the Met. But a recent Twitter campaign may help the show go global. ...
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
After Fashion Week cancelled Gulnara Karimova's show, there's word that the oldest daughter of the controversial leader of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, will relocate the catwalk to Cipriani restaurant. Activists plan to gather there on Thursday to protest Uzbek policies on child labor in the cotton industry.