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M&S and H&M risk ethical status as foreign workers earn less than half of a. Marks & Spencer and H&M have been criticised for worker’s rights violations following a new report covering their factories in developing countries.

M&S and H&M risk ethical status as foreign workers earn less than half of a

Both M&S and H&M have active public declarations regarding their stance on fair labour. M&S’s 2010 ‘Plan A’ policy pledges to “implement a process to ensure our suppliers are able to pay workers a fair living wage”, whilst H&M vowed to ensure its garment workers were paid a “fair living wage” by 2018. Plus-size model Ashley Graham fronts H&M Studio's latest campaign. She is one of the world's most well known plus-size models thanks to a successful career appearing in magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour and Elle, but Ashley Graham has just added another string to her already-impressive bow.

Plus-size model Ashley Graham fronts H&M Studio's latest campaign

Fronting the autumn/winter campaign for high street stalwart H&M, Graham - who became the first plus-size model to apear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue this year - continues to break down barriers in the fashion industry. Speaking to Harper's Bazaar about the campaign, she said: "It's exciting to be representing one of the most internationally known fashion retailers that is not only offering more options for curvy women, but pieces that have a high fashion aesthetic. " It is not the model's first association with the brand, however, as she walked the collection during Paris Fashion Week in March alongside transgender model Andreja Pejic and runway veteran Pat Cleveland. Gigi Hadid Introduces Tommy x Collection - Gigi Hadid's Favorite Spots In New York City.

As told to: Sarah Cristobal and Photographs by: Bjorn Iooss; Fashion Editor: Joanna Hillman In the past year, the cultural zeitgeist has, quite literally, found its way to Gigi Hadid's doorstep.

Gigi Hadid Introduces Tommy x Collection - Gigi Hadid's Favorite Spots In New York City

On the morning of our shoot, there are three paparazzi waiting outside her New York home. Topshop appoints global digital director from Urban Outfitters. Influencers Are People, Not Media Outlets. Twelve years ago I started an influencer agency.

Influencers Are People, Not Media Outlets

I was told I was out of my mind. Leaving a lucrative on-camera position at MTV to move behind-the-scenes seemed mad to most. To me, it was the opportunity of a lifetime. It was abundantly clear that, in a rapidly splintering communications ecosystem, marketers were going to need to wield the power of alpha-consumers if they wanted their messages to resonate. Brands would no longer influence people, people would. It took about a decade, but influencer marketing has finally graduated to the big leagues -- endorsed from the CPG industry to automotive, from tremendous PR shops to historically digital agencies, from the streets to corporate boardrooms and everywhere in between. And this is bad for brands, consumers and influencers alike. Earlier this summer, two media and PR behemoths announced a new joint venture designed to ignite "global influencer and brand partnerships that are authentic, measurable and built for long-term engagement.

" Banana Republic Pins Hopes on Olivia Palermo. SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Banana Republic has announced Olivia Palermo as its first women’s global style ambassador.

Banana Republic Pins Hopes on Olivia Palermo

The appointment is part of the retailer’s efforts to address some of the challenges it has faced in recent years, including falling sales, over-diversified product offerings and increased competition. In choosing Palermo, the company is hoping to cash in on the style influencer’s uncanny ability to convert her celebrity into successful sales and to add a layer of fashion credibility to the brand, which Banana Republic hopes will bring some much needed attention to its new product offering. But is the appointment of Palermo enough to help revive the struggling brand, whose identity has been eroded in recent years by failed attempts to become more fashion forward? Banana has become a very confused brand — where once the positioning was quite clear, it is now murky.

“Olivia represents an incredible versatile style that is inspiring for our customers. Brand Overhaul. Kanye's 'multiracial' model request causes anger - BBC Newsbeat. Female Fashion Designers Are Still in the Minority. LONDON, United Kingdom — Gender parity is an elusive goal for many industries and fashion is no exception, with men disproportionately dominating top roles across all areas of business.

Female Fashion Designers Are Still in the Minority

It is a particularly ironic state of affairs for an industry where women make up the overwhelming majority of the consumer base. Despite the recent trend for gender neutrality on the catwalk, behind the scenes female designers are still outnumbered. For the Spring/Summer 2017 fashion week season, which kicked off with New York Fashion Week this Thursday, BoF has analysed the womenswear brands showing across New York, London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks.

Our findings show that there are more male designers creating clothing for women than there are women. Of the 371 designers helming the 313 brands surveyed by BoF across the four fashion weeks, only 40.2 percent are female. “Women unfortunately are still seen as a minority,” says Julie de Libran, artistic director of Sonia Rykiel. Related Articles: The Most Influential People in Fashion. Anna WintourEditor-in-chief, VogueVogue, c’est moi.

The Most Influential People in Fashion

No fashion figure has ever played her power as strongly and cannily as the feared, respected, sharply intelligent Wintour. Hillary Clinton, style icon? The unexpected inspiration for women’s spring fa... On the Michael Kors runway, an argument that a woman does not have to banish frivolity in order to be serious.

Hillary Clinton, style icon? The unexpected inspiration for women’s spring fa...

(Kate Warren for The Washington Post) NEW YORK — The designer Derek Lam was perched on a wooden chair in a penthouse suite of the Greenwich Hotel that looked as though it had been air-lifted from Santa Fe. Dressed in white jeans and a dark shirt, he was describing the inspiration for his spring 2017 collection, and the words that he used again and again were “strong” and “independent.” Forbes Welcome.