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Black Lives Matter protests put spotlight on racist, homophobic work culture at global fashion brands
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Black Lives Matter protests put spotlight on racist, homophobic work culture at global fashion brands

When luxury fashion lined up social media posts to show solidarity with Black Lives Matters protests, brands got a whole lot of blowback.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Dior revives fashion shows for July — but sans the celebrated front row audience
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Dior revives fashion shows for July — but sans the celebrated front row audience

Fashion label Christian Dior said it would press ahead with a calendar of fashion shows for this year starting in July with an Italian catwalk display - but without the celebrated front-row audience of A-listers.

Tracing the history of fashion as a tool to mitigate close contact, maintain social distancing
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Tracing the history of fashion as a tool to mitigate close contact, maintain social distancing

In the past, maintaining distance – especially between genders, classes and races – was an important aspect of social gatherings and public life. Social distancing didn’t have anything to do with isolation or health; it was about etiquette and class.

Rishi Kapoor (1952-2020): Saluting the actor, beloved star — and costume designer’s dream
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Rishi Kapoor (1952-2020): Saluting the actor, beloved star — and costume designer’s dream

From the oversized goggles in Bobby to the silver jumpsuit of Karz and the infamous sweaters in Chandni — Rishi Kapoor carried his screen costumes with a rare kind of dazzle.

Of experimental embroidery and quiet sophistication: Kunal Rawal lays bare his vision for men's couture
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Of experimental embroidery and quiet sophistication: Kunal Rawal lays bare his vision for men's couture

'I want to mix threadwork with print, washes with embroideries, denim with embroideries. I like playing with things that don’t belong and making them belong,' says Kunal Rawal.

At Tokyo Olympics, a crystallisation of sexism and policing of women's appearance that persists across all levels of sport
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At Tokyo Olympics, a crystallisation of sexism and policing of women's appearance that persists across all levels of sport

Who dictates the physical appearance of female athletes? This debate, that seems frozen in the early 1900s when women first started competing in the Olympic Games, raged on at Tokyo 2020.

Clothing as a hymn to the planet: 11.11/eleven eleven on their sustainable practices, fostering respect for artisans
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Clothing as a hymn to the planet: 11.11/eleven eleven on their sustainable practices, fostering respect for artisans

The DNA of the label is in tracing the journey of the garment: the product, the services and the foundation of the supply chain, all the way back to the land and the people at the site of manufacturing.

Explained: Criticisms against beauty pageants, despite their evolution and attempts to be inclusive
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Explained: Criticisms against beauty pageants, despite their evolution and attempts to be inclusive

There have been many instances of titles being taken away from former beauty pageant winners when their actions did not fall in line with the beliefs of the organisation that felicitated them.

The journey of craft, from Byculla to Paris: How embroidery from the Chanakya School earned space in a Dior show
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The journey of craft, from Byculla to Paris: How embroidery from the Chanakya School earned space in a Dior show

Dior’s chief designer Maria Grazia Chiura is personally invested in Mumbai’s Chanakya School of Craft, established by Monica Shah and Karishma Swali.

How designer Demna Gvasalia's vision and ingenuity reinvented Balenciaga couture 53 years after its closing
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How designer Demna Gvasalia's vision and ingenuity reinvented Balenciaga couture 53 years after its closing

In the Balenciaga salons at 10 Avenue George V, as much as everything was kind of the same, it was also completely different.

Dior hosts its first post-COVID-19 shows in Paris, showcasing fall-winter haute couture collection
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Dior hosts its first post-COVID-19 shows in Paris, showcasing fall-winter haute couture collection

The show opened with a range of black-and-white checks and tweeds with matching boots — some looks embroidered with feathers for a tweed effect.

Paris couture returns after COVID-19-imposed hiatus with Belgian designer Pieter Mulier taking on Alaïa's legacy
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Paris couture returns after COVID-19-imposed hiatus with Belgian designer Pieter Mulier taking on Alaïa's legacy

Mulier subsumed his own ego to the history of the house. He literally held the show outside the front door, as if to acknowledge he was just entering.

French order probe on allegations against Uniqlo, Zara over forced labour of China's minority community
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French order probe on allegations against Uniqlo, Zara over forced labour of China's minority community

Inditex, the Spanish owner of Zara and other top brands, Uniqlo, the French fashion group SMCP, and the footwear manufacturer Skechers are accused of using cotton produced in the Xinjiang region.

American apparel giant Gap to close all UK, Ireland stores and shift business online
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American apparel giant Gap to close all UK, Ireland stores and shift business online

American clothing retailer Gap announced that it will close all of its 81 stores in the U.K. and Ireland by the end of 2021. It will shift its business to exclusively online.

Burberry's Marco Gobbetti resigns as CEO to move on to Italian luxury brand Salvatore Ferragamo
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Burberry's Marco Gobbetti resigns as CEO to move on to Italian luxury brand Salvatore Ferragamo

Following the news, Burberry's share price slumped 9.0 percent in early deals on London's benchmark FTSE 100 index.

On Marc Jacobs’ post-pandemic runway, parading puffer jackets and coats in undulating patterns
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On Marc Jacobs’ post-pandemic runway, parading puffer jackets and coats in undulating patterns

On Monday, the fashion world gathered to join another New York fixture, designer Marc Jacobs, and celebrate a return to live runway shows.

Made by 100 Hands: How an Amritsar-Amsterdam-based shirt label is the world’s most expensive
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Made by 100 Hands: How an Amritsar-Amsterdam-based shirt label is the world’s most expensive

100 Hands, a boutique shirt company run by husband-wife duo Akshat Jain and Varvara Maslova, made Robb Report’s Best of the Best list, considered the ultimate accolade in luxury.

The rise of fashion journalism: A discursive industry shift has ushered in a new wave of fashion writing
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The rise of fashion journalism: A discursive industry shift has ushered in a new wave of fashion writing

The last few years in India have shown a welcome boom in good fashion journalism, even as fashion magazines have closed down. What has brought about this shift?

The appeal of Angels: Understanding why Victoria's Secret's fashion show worked, the cultural moment it arrived at
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The appeal of Angels: Understanding why Victoria's Secret's fashion show worked, the cultural moment it arrived at

The success of Victoria's Secret was also the product of a host of cultural phenomena, as fashion, entertainment, branding, sex and kitsch all began to merge at the turn of the millennium.

'Preparing my future with people around me': Armani talks succession at first live show since pandemic
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'Preparing my future with people around me': Armani talks succession at first live show since pandemic

This was Armani’s first live show since Italy became the first country in the West to detect local transmission of the virus in February 2020.