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Zara Was Just Sued for $40M for Discriminating Against Employees — The Fashion Law. Every fashion law follower should pay close attention to the trajectory of Miller v.

Zara Was Just Sued for $40M for Discriminating Against Employees — The Fashion Law

Zara USA, Inc. Ian Jack Miller is the former General Counsel of Zara USA, Inc. General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels. Conservatives How can you redesign a label for today, if the spectre of a past leader’s greatest hits overshadows your own?

General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

That’s the question David Cameron must be asking himself, as he presents his 2015 line for the Conservatives. Margaret Thatcher’s legacy looms large – Right-to-Buy, the 1980 label she and the Tories will forever be associated with, is overdue a revival. At least, in Cameron’s mind. Others have tried to repackage the Eighties to us before, with limited success. "Cameron tries to promote his new 2015 lines as “one size fits all”: all figures, all pay packets" (Getty) However, you can’t help but think the clients he has in mind for his party’s rebranded same-old-shtick are much the same as Thatcher’s: the well-heeled, the wealthy, the one-percenters (and those close to).

Ukip Nigel Farage doesn’t have an eye for colour. "Nigel Farage doesn’t have an eye for colour. Are you undecided about who to vote for on 7 May? Click here to launch Labour Liberal Democrats. Does Fashion Have a Place in Politics?  Whilst some may argue that fashion and politics have no business being mentioned in the same sentence- I disagree.

Does Fashion Have a Place in Politics? 

My interest in fashion from a young age stemmed from a fascination in clothing’s purpose beyond the practical. I’ve always been intrigued by the way personal style acts as a non-verbal rhetoric that we use to communicate who we are with each other. Psychologist have deduced that it takes us just 3 seconds to make a judgment about someone based on their appearance. Fashtivism: "I just use fashion as an excuse to talk about politics". When a band of beautiful, angry young women storm the streets holding placards, the world listens.

Fashtivism: "I just use fashion as an excuse to talk about politics"

Undeniably, it helps when the chief firebrand is a supermodel. Yesterday in Paris, the cradle of protest, Cara Delevingne led an uprising; dressed for battle in a power suit with her megaphone held high. A line of the best-dressed protesters in recent history followed in her wake brandishing signs demanding “divorce for all”, “history, her story” and “match the machos”. The activists accessorised with bags reading “make fashion not war”, but this was not a straightforward outpouring of political sentiment. Decoding jera: can fashion and politics really mix? Fashion and politics don't often mix, Politics with a capital P that is.

decoding jera: can fashion and politics really mix?

Not that they shouldn't, or can't, but in an industry obsessed with the relationships between signifiers and signified, visual codes and their meanings, the obscure aesthetics of beauty and the relationship designers have to their own and each other's histories, the directness and simplicity of protest often feels at odds with everything else we see. So much more considered, quieter, and reverential than the bluntness of the issues that make up Politics. Fashion for a Cause: A Look Back at Politics and Style. Flamboyance is largely a foreign concept in Sweden, where the jante law, a concept that prioritizes collective, over individual, effort and expression, is very much in place.

Fashion for a Cause: A Look Back at Politics and Style

This emphasis on fitting in goes some way toward explaining the appeal of s slinimalism in Scandinavia. Simple shapes in somber colors blend in rather than stand out. The result is that it’s the smallest details that speak the loudest. But some change might be afoot. The Politics of Fashion - Arianna Huffington. In an effort to get a handle on the 2008 presidential race, political analysts are looking at many indicators.

The Politics of Fashion - Arianna Huffington

Some are looking at polls, some are looking at fundraising prowess, some are looking at endorsements, and some are looking at belly fat. Yes, belly fat. Specifically the midsection of former vice president turned global-warming warrior Al Gore. Centre for Sustainable Fashion. Fashion can champion our identies and communities within an existing culture, photo from pearlysociety.co.uk Fashion and politics have a long and multidimensional relationship, fashion’s political voice taking on a wide variety of guises inside and outside of the pillars of state.

Centre for Sustainable Fashion

The communicative power of fashion’s artistic practices can bring challenge to a political status quo, a brilliant exemplifier of this was drawn together through ICA’s recent offsite exhibition A Journey through London Subcultures showing work from LCF based Mark Lebon amongst others. It can also champion identity and solidarity within an existing culture or society in delightful ways – think Pearly Kings and Queens. Fashion’s business practices also have inextricable links to political ambitions and endeavours, offering a conduit for economic and societal ambitions of a state to be realized in tangible form.

The discussion of fashion and durability must go much further however. Debate: Does Fashion Have A Place In Politics? Dress codes: can there be a productive relationship between politics and fashion? Is Margaret Atwood a feminist?

Dress codes: can there be a productive relationship between politics and fashion?

That’s what I’m trying to work out during our lamentably brief time together squished around a table in the back of a promotional booth at a comics convention in California. Obviously, you might roll your eyes, Have you read The Handmaid’s Tale? Certainly among fourth wave feminists, many of whom, in the UK at least, studied the book as part of the National Curriculum at A-level, Atwood is lionised, especially on Twitter, where she enthusiastically interacts with her 1.27 million followers on a regular basis. But what many of them forget is that Atwood, who is now 76, grew up on the cusp between first and second wave feminism, a time when women were fighting for tangible goals such control over their reproductive rights rather than the right to publish nude selfies without criticism.