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 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: 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 Round Up: September 2018 – 1

  Fashion Buzzfeed In Stories About Fashion’s Behind-The-Scenes Icons, Should Sexuality Matter? Pier Dominguez, 22/8/18 ‘New films about Alexander McQueen, André Leon Talley, and Kevyn Aucoin raise complex questions about how their identities have shaped their work and lives.’ Read More   Fast Company Why racism is so entrenched in the fashion industry Elizabeth Segran, 25/8/18 ‘The fashion community has shown that it is willing to fight for social justice and progressive causes. So why hasn’t it done more to grapple with racism in its own ranks?’ Read More   Sydney Morning Herald Shoes of Prey on verge of collapse… Continue Reading

August 2018 – 4

  Fashion Man Repeller Hayley Nahman, 15/8/18 Why Do I Feel the Need to “Look Good”? ‘It was an old instinct of mine, to apologize or acknowledge when I felt unattractive, and as I flipped through my mental Rolodex of times I’d done it, I recalled times I’d seen others do it, too: girls apologizing at the beginning of YouTube makeup tutorials for their makeup-less faces, friends admitting “they looked like shit” the moment they sat down to greet me, women announcing they hadn’t washed their hair in days before anyone had so much as noticed.’ Read More   Business… Continue Reading

August 2018 -1

  Fashion and Retail The Business of Fashion A Week of Reckoning at Condé Nast BoF Team, 3/8/18 The publishing company is reported to have lost more than $120 million last year and plans to put Brides, Golf Digest and W up for sale. But the makeover won’t end there. Read More   The Business of Fashion Amazon Posts Small Loss in Australia Reuters, 3/8/18 ‘The US company launched its website on December 5 racking up a modest loss of £5.09 million, after rattling established bricks-and-mortar retailers.’ Read More   The Business of Fashion The Start-Ups Behind New York’s Retail… Continue Reading

July 2018 – 5

  Fashion The Business of Fashion Op-Ed | Why the Plus-Size Revolution Will Fail Liroy Choufan, 27/7/18 Disturbing as it might sound, fashion and inclusivity are incompatible, argues Liroy Choufan. Read More   Beauty Business of Fashion What Happens When Sephora Becomes Your Rival Jessica Schiffer, 25/7/18 ‘Small beauty retailers have thrived with ‘natural’ products that became big sellers. Now they are under pressure from the likes of Sephora muscling in on the space.’ Read More   Gender The Sydney Morning Herald Top companies ‘failing’ on gender pay gap face investor revolt Nassim Khadem, 23/7/18 ‘Investors could take stronger action… Continue Reading

July 2018 – 4

  Fashion ABC News 20/7/18 Burberry burns unsold products and not everyone is buying why ‘There are calls for an overhaul of the fashion industry after the upmarket British fashion label Burberry says it burned unsold clothes, accessories and perfume worth over $50 million last year to protect its brand.’ Read More   The New Yorker The Prada Flame Shirt Is Performance Art Troy Patterson, 21/7/18 ‘The shirt, part of Prada’s fall-winter collection, resembles an elevated version of an embarrassment perpetrated by one’s father at a backyard barbecue. Its ugliness is impudent.’ Read More   Beauty Business of Fashion Billion-Dollar… Continue Reading