News Roundup: November 2018 2


  Fashion Business of Fashion The Case for Seeking Out More Diverse Influencers Elizabeth Holmes, 9/11/18 ‘On the heels of the #RevolveSoWhite controversy, influencers and agencies are pushing brands to feature a broader range of ethnicities, sizes and ages in their campaigns.’ Read More   The Fashion Law Alibaba Brings in $10 Billion in First Hour of its Single’s Day Shopping Event TFL, 10/11/18 ‘November 11th is Singles’ Day in China. The holiday – which was first celebrated in the 1990’s by young, single Chinese as a type of anti-Valentine’s Day – was co-opted by e-commerce giant Alibaba in 2009,… Continue Reading

News Round Up: November 2018 1


  Fashion Sydney Morning Herald Kombucha jacket lands HSC student Heather in the London College of Fashion Jordan Baker, 22/10/18 ‘Heather Weir’s parents heartily support her dreams. She knows this because they allowed her to leave a kombucha mixture reeking of vinegar in their bathtub for 10 weeks so she could make fabric for her HSC fashion project.’ Read More   Sydney Morning Herald ‘No record’: Julie Bishop facing questions over Jimmy Choo shoes disclosure Latika Bourke & Kirsty Needham, 23/10/18 ‘Julie Bishop could be in breach of strict rules that stipulate ministers must pay for extravagant gifts, after receiving… Continue Reading

News Roundup: October 2018 4


  Fashion The Business of Fashion Why Fashion’s Anti-Fur Movement Is Winning Tamison O’Connor, 15/10/18 ‘Brands from Gucci to Michael Kors and DVF have recently stopped using fur, calculating that the goodwill generated with younger customers, and a reprieve from social media-amplified protests by animal-rights activists, is worth a few million dollars in lost sales.’ Read More   The Mirror Prince Harry slams fashion industry for plastic waste on visit to polluted beach with Meghan Markle Russell Myers and Tom Davidson, 18/10/18 The Duke of Sussex spoke of his concerns about the clothing brands while on a visit to South… Continue Reading

News Roundup: October 2018 3


  Fashion Business of Fashion The Unglamorous Reality of Being a Stylist to the Stars Melissa Magsaysay, 9/10/18 ‘Movie studios are slashing marketing budgets as the supply of celebrity stylists grows, spelling longer hours at lower pay.’ Read More   The Guardian Cheap fashion sales threaten the planet. Could online influencers be our saviours? Emine Saner, 7/10/18 ‘Vloggers have fuelled a boom in cut-price clothing. Now they could persuade big brands to change their behavior’ Read More   Business of Fashion The First Step to Starting Your Career in Sustainable Fashion Sarah Arnold, 9/10/18 ‘To kick off your career at the intersection… Continue Reading

News Roundup: October 2018 2


  Fashion ABC News Charities spending millions cleaning up fast fashion graveyard Amy Bainbridge and Penny Timms, 4/10/18 ‘Charities want consumers to think twice before making an impulse buy at a fast fashion store after new figures reveal it is costing millions of dollars to send unusable donations of cheap clothing to landfill.’ Read more   Fashionista Why Does So Much Ethical Fashion Look the Same? Whitney Bauk, 4/10/18 ‘Earth tones, neutral colors and minimalism dominate the average ethical fashion fan’s feed. But why is that — and who is getting left out of the equation?’ Read More   The… Continue Reading

News Roundup: October 2018 1


  Fashion Business of Fashion Fashion’s Year of Reckoning: Have We Learned Anything? Lauren Sherman, 24/9/18 ‘Nine months after the rise of fashion’s own #MeToo movement casting director James Scully, Model Alliance founder Sara Ziff and supermodel-turned-activist Karen Elson take stock.’ Read More   Business of Fashion Hedi Slimane’s First Celine Interview Laurence Benaim, 25/9/18 ‘Ahead of his Celine debut, Hedi Slimane talks to Laurence Benaïm for Le Figaro. BoF brings you the exclusive English translation of a rare sit down with one of the most secretive designers in fashion.’ Read More   Milan Fashion Week Business of Fashion The… Continue Reading

News Roundup: September 2018 4


  London Fashion Week Business of Fashion London’s New Guard Is Still Kicking Christopher Morency, 15/9/18 ‘On the first day of London Fashion Week, emerging labels Kiko Kostadinov, Xu Zhi and Matty Bovan pushed boundaries while embracing newfound commerciality.’ Read More   Business of Fashion In London, Independent Voices Test the Future Dan Thawley, 16/9/18 ‘This Saturday at London Fashion Week, Molly Goddard, Michael Halpern and Gareth Pugh showed signature pieces and new experiments.’ Read More   Fashion mbgplanet 6 NYFW Moments That Prove Eco-Fashion Is Coming For Your Wardrobe Emma Loewe, 13/9/18 ‘Some designers are starting to move the… Continue Reading

News Roundup: September 2018 – 3


  New York Fashion Week Man Repeller Fashion is Finally Embracing a New Kind of Sex Appeal Harling Ross, 12/9/18 ‘The link between style and sexuality is both obvious and inextricable, not only in terms of the tension between what is revealed and what is not, but also because of how thoroughly these threads are woven into the tapestries of our identity: a merging of the physical (clothes, bodies) with the emotional (power, desire, self-expression). Cultural norms dictate many of the ways these two worlds intersect, but a number of designers at New York Fashion Week have been offering up… Continue Reading