April 2018 – 1

 

Fashion

High Snobiety

2 Years After They Broke the Internet, It Looks Like Nobody is Buying Vetements

Alec Leach, 29/3/18

‘For the fashion industry, the brand’s irony, massive silhouettes and edgy styling were a breath of fresh air, but for the rest of the world, Vetements will be forever the brand that broke the internet when its $200 DHL T-shirt dropped in 2016. But what about today?’

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WWD

Vetements’ Guram Gvasalia, Buyers Say Highsnobiety Story Is Fake News

Aria Hughes, 30/3/18

The chief executive officer along with buyers from Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods, Jeffrey New York and more say the brand isn’t losing steam with consumers despite a story claiming it is.

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Australian Financial Review

Ethical fashion app Good On You informs busy Millennials’ buying decisions

Misa Han, 25/3/18

‘An ethical fashion app is targeting Millennials who care about the human and environmental impact of fashion but don’t have the time to research it.’

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Arts Hub

The timeless joy of anti-fashion

Richard Watts, 16/3/18

‘Finnish fashion and textile house Marimekko makes art for the everyday; its designs are celebrated in a new exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery.’

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Business of Fashion

Louis Vuitton Names Virgil Abloh as Its New Menswear Designer

The New York Times 26/3/18

‘Virgil Abloh will be the next artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton, one of the oldest and most powerful European houses in the luxury business.’

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Honey

See what clothes look like on your body type before you buy

Harriet Strong, 26/3/18

‘In another win for diversity in the global fashion industry, online clothing giant, ASOS, has announced they will be using models of different shapes and sizes to showcase how the same item of clothing looks on different body types.’

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Gender

The New Yorker

What We Learned from Stormy Daniels on ‘60 Minutes’

Amy Davidson Sorkin, 25/3/18

The porn actress Stormy Daniels on “60 Minutes,” where she told Anderson Cooper about her alleged relationship with Donald Trump a decade before he became President.

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Protest

The New Yorker

The March for Our Lives Presents a Radical New Model for Youth Protest

Emily Witt, 24/3/18

‘The outcry against violence was delivered with a mix of pop sentiment, corporate coöperation, and an awareness of the socioeconomic privilege that allows certain voices to be heard louder than others.’

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Data Security

The Guardian

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

Dylan Curran, 28/3/18

‘Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.’

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