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Are celebrity labels good for fashion? Are celebrity labels good for fashion?

Are celebrity labels good for fashion?

Celebrities from the worlds of music, film and reality television have the kind of media reach and marketing might that most fashion designers can only imagine. Pyer Moss brought "Black Lives Matter" to the runway at New York Fashion Week. This post originally appeared at

Pyer Moss brought "Black Lives Matter" to the runway at New York Fashion Week

When you say the word “me,” you probably feel pretty clear about what that means. It’s one of the things you’re clearest on in the whole world—something you’ve understood since you were a year old. You might be working on the question, “Who am I?” But what you’re figuring out is the who am part of the question—the I part is obvious. It’s just you. But when you stop and actually think about it for a minute—about what “me” really boils down to at its core—things start to get pretty weird.

The body theory. Thakoon Panichgul on global fashion and the Asian market - BBC News. Angelina Jolie On Refugee Crisis - Helping Migrants From Syria. 07 September 2015 Lauren Milligan ANGELINA JOLIE has joined with Baroness Arminka Helic to write a piece for The Times, appealing for those fleeing war to be given priority over economic migrants as Europe strives to get a grip on the refugee crisis.

Angelina Jolie On Refugee Crisis - Helping Migrants From Syria

Helic, who was herself displaced by the Nineties war in the Balkans, and Jolie make a clear distinction between those fleeing "extreme poverty" and those "facing an immediate need to be saved from persecution and death" - and assert that the problem will not be solved without addressing the conflict that is causing the influx of migrants. Read the piece below in full, and here on The Times online. "At no time in recent history has there been a greater need for leadership to deal with the consequences and causes of the global refugee crisis. Nothing brings home this truth more than the sight of columns of refugees marching across European borders, from countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. We must face some hard truths. Why Jeremy Scott Is Having His Best Year Ever. Is Fashion Education Selling a False Dream? LONDON, United Kingdom — The fashion education sector is booming.

Is Fashion Education Selling a False Dream?

As the scale and scope of the industry has grown over the last decade, and social media has opened up a once secretive business to the masses, the appeal of fashion as a career opportunity has grown with it, leading more and more young people to pursue fashion education. “Fashion education has grown enormously in scale compared to ten years ago,” says Sara Kozlowski, Director of Education and Professional Development at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). “In some cases institutions have experienced enrollment increases tripling student populations.” In the United Kingdom, there are more than 30 colleges and universities now offering fashion degree courses, with thousands of fashion design graduates each year.

So, how to navigate this increasingly complex fashion education landscape? Students were particularly complimentary about their teachers. Institut Français de la Mode, Paris, France | Source: Courtesy. 25 Women Designers Who Changed Fashion Forever. The upcoming Costume Institute exhibit and Monday's Met Ball honors two of fashion's most beloved women designers: Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada.

25 Women Designers Who Changed Fashion Forever

But what about the other female names that have helped to change fashion forever? Recently,'s Nicole Phelps noted that in New York fashion today there is a surprising lack of big-name female designers, which begged the question: "Is it easier to succeed in New York fashion as a man? " Phelps certainly has a point: After all, in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund's eight year history, the prize has only been awarded to women designers twice.

The dearth of female designers in New York is particularly disheartening, when you consider the important role women have played in shaping fashion's past and present. From Coco Chanel, to Phoebe Philo, female designers have provided a fresh--and needed--perspective on fashion and in many cases, they changed the industry as we know it. Why Brits feel happier buying from small firms. September 04, 2015 Many consumers experience the feelgood factor when they are shopping but new research suggests that Brits are much happier when buying from small businesses compared to big names.

Why Brits feel happier buying from small firms

The survey by Avery WePrint has found that over 80% of Brits report feelings of happiness or contentment when they purchase items from a small business. However, just 53% feel the same when they shop with a large company. A quarter of Brits said that choosing to buy from a small business actually made them feel good about themselves. Over three-quarters said they would put their trust in a small, local chain or an independent when making a big purchase.

The personalised service offered by small businesses was cited as a number one benefit, with over 60% of Brits agreeing with this. Photos: All over Europe, people have taken to the streets to say “Welcome, refugees” Quartz has chosen 30 innovators in Africa for their creative approaches to local problems in business, politics, culture and health and more.

Photos: All over Europe, people have taken to the streets to say “Welcome, refugees”

They will be honored on Monday (Sep. 14) at the Quartz Africa Innovators summit. Yinka Adegoke, Quartz Africa editor, says: The narrative in Africa has moved from seeking foreign-solutions-for-African-problems, to discussing African-solutions-to-African-problems. And, as our coverage (and the efforts many of these innovators) shows, it’s now moving toward a narrative of African-solutions-to-global-problems…Africa’s future is as promising and rewarding as we often hear, but not just because of oft-cited factors like abundant natural mineral resources and increasing political stability.

The countries of the continent have great promise because of their people.