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Is European fashion paying enough attention to Black Lives Matter?

Having worked in the European fashion industry for a long time before coming to the US, this is a question I had to ask. I suspect there might be a tendency across the pond to think that this big, loud

Is European fashion paying enough attention to Black Lives Matter?

Having worked in the European fashion industry for a long time before coming to the US, this is a question I had to ask. I suspect there might be a tendency across the pond to think that this big, loud

Fashion must embrace Black Lives Matter for eco-justice

If there’s any industry I know, it’s the fashion industry. I feel qualified to speak to this. It’s swirling with the casually cruel behavior which props up white supremacy. As we all look inward as a nation, and in the

Fashion must embrace Black Lives Matter for eco-justice

If there’s any industry I know, it’s the fashion industry. I feel qualified to speak to this. It’s swirling with the casually cruel behavior which props up white supremacy. As we all look inward as a nation, and in the

Kent State’s plan to ensure graduate portfolios seen by industry

It’s that time of year when graduate portfolios are ready for viewing. But unfortunately this year the industry is on its knees, businesses are closed, and schools are forced to find new ways to let the world know about the

Kent State’s plan to ensure graduate portfolios seen by industry

It’s that time of year when graduate portfolios are ready for viewing. But unfortunately this year the industry is on its knees, businesses are closed, and schools are forced to find new ways to let the world know about the

Leading fashion educators speak out on remote education Part 2

Following on from Part 1 which covered the chaos of shutting down their schools, faculty mobilization, and the challenges of teaching student scattered across the globe via Zoom, these three educators from top fashion schools discuss in this second part juicy

Leading fashion educators speak out on remote education Part 2

Following on from Part 1 which covered the chaos of shutting down their schools, faculty mobilization, and the challenges of teaching student scattered across the globe via Zoom, these three educators from top fashion schools discuss in this second part juicy

Leading fashion educators speak out on remote teaching Part 1

It was the semester to end all semesters. But the dust has finally settled and now the fashion professors are opening up for an in-depth report on the experience of remote teaching, the glitches, and high jinx, what teaching in

Leading fashion educators speak out on remote teaching Part 1

It was the semester to end all semesters. But the dust has finally settled and now the fashion professors are opening up for an in-depth report on the experience of remote teaching, the glitches, and high jinx, what teaching in

Two designers on Covid, one leads while the other grieves

It’s a tale of two designers and their preparedness or lack thereof for the crisis we’re currently suffering through. Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney, in their own words, some rather alarming, make a very convincing case study for comparing how

Two designers on Covid, one leads while the other grieves

It’s a tale of two designers and their preparedness or lack thereof for the crisis we’re currently suffering through. Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney, in their own words, some rather alarming, make a very convincing case study for comparing how

Amazon offers my novel free to all Easter bunnies trapped indoors

Who needs to hunt for colorful eggs this weekend..? Like HBO and Apple currently providing free content, Amazon is offering my novel, Silk for the Feed Dogs, on kindle for free, so have at it! Apparently it’s flying out. So

Amazon offers my novel free to all Easter bunnies trapped indoors

Who needs to hunt for colorful eggs this weekend..? Like HBO and Apple currently providing free content, Amazon is offering my novel, Silk for the Feed Dogs, on kindle for free, so have at it! Apparently it’s flying out. So

Dressing from the waist up? Fashion’s most stylish say no.

Have you put on trousers today? No, I never thought I’d be asking that question, but these are strange times and you never really know your co-workers, do you? For some thoughts on the new Business Casual or as I’ve

Dressing from the waist up? Fashion’s most stylish say no.

Have you put on trousers today? No, I never thought I’d be asking that question, but these are strange times and you never really know your co-workers, do you? For some thoughts on the new Business Casual or as I’ve

COVID-19 effect on fashion’s graduating Class of 2020

It’s an untold story among the chaos of sad stories we’re hearing about the effects of the coronavirus on human life and industry. But it’s one that deserves to be heard. Students who were finishing up their final year, preparing

COVID-19 effect on fashion’s graduating Class of 2020

It’s an untold story among the chaos of sad stories we’re hearing about the effects of the coronavirus on human life and industry. But it’s one that deserves to be heard. Students who were finishing up their final year, preparing

Changing consumer values leads to rise of conscious luxury

Consumers have never been as in control as they are now. We are in charge of what the luxury fashion market proposes, how we consume it and what its value should be. We set the trends where once they were

Changing consumer values leads to rise of conscious luxury

Consumers have never been as in control as they are now. We are in charge of what the luxury fashion market proposes, how we consume it and what its value should be. We set the trends where once they were