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Despite a pandemic wreaking havoc on business, the global denim industry is plotting its circular future. In the past year, industry players have introduced biodegradable stretch jeans, Cradle to Cradle certified platinum denim fabrics, jeans made entirely of recycled content and jeans that can be traced back to the cotton farm.
Editor’s Note: This story is part of a package on direct-to-consumer brands. Find the rest of the stories here. Much has been made of the fact that direct-to-consumer brands, which claim to be challengers in their respective spaces, look visually similar .
The Chinese government notified the World Health Organization of an unusual illness in the city of Wuhan last December. This virus was later identified as a novel coronavirus, and the illness it caused was named COVID-19. Weeks later, as it spread and the death toll climbed, the Chinese government placed Wuhan under quarantine.
Retailers from Kohl’s to Lowe’s have turned 24-hour holiday sales events into months-long marathons in Covid-19’s wake. But are consumers synching their shopping calendars with brands’ new schedules? Yes and no. A late Prime Day jumpstarted October spending, but surges weren’t equally spread across IRL and online retail.
Farfetch’s latest venture engages a diverse array of brands and labels, bringing new design perspectives to a wider luxury-hungry audience. The London-based luxury e-commerce platform announced a new partnership with New York concept store The Folklore, which features high-end and emerging designers from Africa and the diaspora.
The rental model has gained traction over the past decade, but men have been left out by companies like Rent the Runway that target women. In the seventh episode of The Future of Fashion podcast, host Hilary Milnes spoke to Regy Perlera and Luc Succes, the founders of Seasons, a rental platform for menswear.
The “Chanel of streetwear” has a new owner, and a tough balancing act ahead. Once upon a time, just as an underground brand called Supreme began to percolate into the mainstream, a prominent style writer characterized its appeal to The New York Times as “a company that refuses to sell out.”
arry Styles was unveiled as the first solo male cover star of US Vogue last week – and in a dress to boot. He wore a custom-made, lace-trimmed Gucci ballgown dressed with a tuxedo jacket. Nine men have featured on the cover previously, but always as part of a couple.
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