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Fashion Revolution Week
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Fashion Revolution Week

This year’s Fashion Revolution Week kicks off on Monday, encouraging millions of fashion lovers around the world to ask brands and themselves a simple question: “Who made my clothes?” Born out of the indignation following the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, Fashion Revolution has gone from strength to strength, with over 80 countries participating … Continue reading

Stilettos Revisited
Fashion / Lifestyle

Stilettos Revisited

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that stiletto heels remain the stuff of dreams for women and men alike. As stilettos celebrate their 110th anniversary, here’s a short history of this famed footwear — from fashion splurges to fetish items. Although slender high heels had been worn by French courtiers as early as late 19th century, it was shoemaker Andre Perugia … Continue reading

Here’s to the Fashion Eccentrics
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Here’s to the Fashion Eccentrics

Earlier this month, the music world mourned the passing of one of the brightest stars of the century, David Bowie, who was known for his fearless and inimitable fashion sense. He was the ultimate British eccentric who was mixing three piece suits with jumpsuits, wearing make-up and high heels, and gender bending before the term even existed. This … Continue reading

Hello 2016!
Random Thoughts

Hello 2016!

2015 was, by many accounts, a tumultuous year in fashion, marked by high-profile changes at the helm of major brands and the tightening grip of luxury conglomerates both on- and offline. Some pundits predict an impending industry-wide crisis brought about by the ever-faster fashion model. As The Independent’s Alexander Fury points out, “’Fast fashion’ is … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Italian Cities
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A Tale of Two Italian Cities

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of visiting two Italian cities—Milan and Florence—which had historically vied for the title of the country’s fashion capital. It was a fascinating insight into Italy’s passion for “bello ben fatto” (beautiful well made) – and how sustainability fits within this concept. Milan is synonymous with high fashion: … Continue reading