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Culture - How Warhol’s work influenced our wardrobes. Fashion Institute of Technology. Gallery FIT July 7 – November 7, 2009Online Exhibition Fashion & Politics was a chronological exploration of over 200 years of politics as expressed through fashion.

Fashion Institute of Technology

Michelle Obama, Jackie Kennedy, and the Best Fashion Moments in American Political History. At the Democratic National Convention on Monday night, First Lady Michelle Obama took the stage to deliver a rousing argument for uniting the party and casting a vote for Hillary Clinton.

Michelle Obama, Jackie Kennedy, and the Best Fashion Moments in American Political History

The Fashion of Politics - Washington Post. After Brexit, which way for fashion? The impact of Brexit on the fashion industry is daunting, brain-scrambling and multi-levelled.

After Brexit, which way for fashion?

The industry directly contributed £28bn to the UK’s economy in 2015 and employs 880,000 in roles from manufacturing to retail. Software Is Reshaping Fashion's Back End. NEW YORK, United States — From e-commerce to social media, digital has revolutionised the consumer-facing front-end of fashion, reshaping sales and marketing.

Software Is Reshaping Fashion's Back End

Yet, for years, the industry’s less glossy back-end systems — used to manage everything from production to excess inventory — have remained relatively untouched. “Brands and retailers have been focused on what’s sexy,” says Ronen Lazar, co-founder and chief executive of Inturn, which helps brands more easily unload unsold inventory to off-price retailers. Luxury Daily. Media group Condé Nast is connecting the dots between readers’ content consumption and purchase behavior through the launch of a new data product.

Luxury Daily

Condé Nast Spire leverages proprietary insights from 1010data, looking to better target campaigns for advertisers. With today’s fragmented media landscape, it can be difficult for marketers to follow the purchase path back to the original point of inspiration, but by merging first party and third party data, Condé Nast is looking to pinpoint the right message to deliver to the right person at the right time. Purchase pathCondé Nast Spire goes beyond the one trillion and more data points created each month across the media group’s titles.

Facebook’s new ads will track which stores you visit - Recode. Vogue BBC Two Documentary Screening Air Date. Picture credit: Linda Brownlee 24 August 2016 Scarlett Conlon FILMING has wrapped, production has finished, and the air date for the BBC Two documentary series depicting life at British Vogue, Absolutely Fashion: Inside British Vogue, has been confirmed.

Vogue BBC Two Documentary Screening Air Date

The first of two episodes will air on Thursday, September 8 at 9pm. Documentary filmmaker Richard Macer was given unprecedented access to life at Vogue for nine months as it prepared for - and started celebrating - its centenary year. Brand Ellen: Can Happiness Sell Clothes? LOS ANGELES, United States — For the uninitiated, attending The Ellen Degeneres Show is like entering an alternate reality.

Brand Ellen: Can Happiness Sell Clothes?

In stark contrast to the divisive American election campaign, pitting poor against rich, black against white, straight against gay and left against right, Ellen’s set is one where everyone can sit comfortably together, singing and smiling — and dancing. Welcome to the world of Ellen Degeneres, a uniting force for good and one of the most followed and connected celebrities on the planet. Today, The Ellen Degeneres Show is seen in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Macau, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Sweden. Raf Simons Confirmed At Calvin Klein. After many months of speculation, Raf Simons has finally been confirmed as the new chief creative officer of Calvin Klein.

Raf Simons Confirmed At Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein took to social media on Tuesday morning to confirm the news. "The arrival of Raf Simons as chief creative officer signifies a momentous new chapter for Calvin Klein. Only 1.4% of models over a size 12: The truth about diversity in fashion now. The Blonde Salad Ups the Ante. LOS ANGELES, United States — Chiara Ferragni’s stream of selfies has drawn more than 6.5 million followers to her personal Instagram account.

The Blonde Salad Ups the Ante

But the super-influencer has transformed her digital property The Blonde Salad, which she launched as a personal blog back in 2009 that now attracts an average of 500,000 unique visitors each month, into a full-fledged magazine that relies on plenty more than her outfit photos. “When I started back then, I just wanted a personal space,” says Ferragni, whose movie-star looks and playfully bold Italian style have earned her adoring fans the world over. “But for the last three years, we haven’t been a blog. ASOS To Pay £20M For Trademark Infringement. Inside the New Teen Vogue. NEW YORK, United States — Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth isn’t afraid to get right to the point.

Inside the New Teen Vogue

“Listen, I know people are asking, ‘Why would a teen want a magazine in 2016?’” She says, sitting at a conference table beside her colleagues, digital editorial director Phillip Picardi and creative director Marie Suter, in Condé Nast’s One World Trade Center offices. FTC Cracks Down on Influencer Posts. Fashion blogger Cara Loren Van Brocklin with PCA Skin sunscreen | Source: Cara Loren Van Brocklin WASHINGTON DC, United States — Snapchat star DJ Khaled raves about Ciroc vodka. Fashion lifestyle blogger Cara Loren Van Brocklin posts a selfie with PCA Skin sunscreen. Internet personality iJustine posts Instagrams from an Intel event. Faux Fur is More Than a Faux Pas, it's Poison. One of the arguments most beloved of the anti-fur lobby is that fake fur is actually better for the environment than the real thing.

That argument, however, is as fake as the apparel it supports. And some new research has thrown the whole issue around man-made fibres more generally into the limelight. Specifically, researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara have found that, on average, synthetic fleece jackets release 1.7 grams of microfibers each wash. and that this is having a devastating effect on our rivers, oceans and marine life.

It also uncovered that older jackets shed almost twice as many fibres as new ones. Clothing retailer H&M launches ‘World Recycle Week’ - letsrecycle.com. Clothing retailer H&M has today (18 April) begun its ‘World Recycle Week’ campaign and is aiming to collect 1,000 tonnes of old clothing from customers across its 3,600 stores worldwide. During the campaign, running from 18– 24 April, shoppers will receive a 30% discount in-store in exchange for the unwanted or worn out clothes they bring in – an increase on the normal 15% discount for shoppers donating unwanted clothing.

H&M’s Oxford Circus store is one of the branches taking part in the company’s ‘World Recycle Week’ (Picture: letsrecycle.com) Russian mink farms where thousands are slaughtered and left to rot to make $1m coats. These disturbing pictures expose the macabre truth about the fur farms in Russia and China which supply the fashion market in the world's leading cities, including London, Paris and New York. Across ten time zones, the images show the reality of mink and sable gulags - many set up during the harsh Communist past - where prized animals are bred for slaughter, bringing in millions of pounds to the Russian economy every single year.

An investigation by MailOnline also reveals the appalling conditions in which wild animals, including different types of fox, are captured and killed, from being skinned alive to being poisoned by the faeces in the air, and reveals the heartless farm owners who can't see beyond their profits. And there are certainly profits to be made: a sable 'blanket' sold for a record-breaking $900,000 to a royal just a few years ago, while a coat at last year's Fendi show was rumoured to have a price tag of $1.2million. Global fashion industry statistics - International apparel. Total trade of clothing and textiles: 726 billion dollars The most traded apparel and textile products are non-knit women’s suits, knit sweaters, knit T-shirts and non-knit men’s suits.

Non-knit women’s suits: 54.6 billion dollars, 7.5 percent Knit sweaters: 52.8 billion dollars, 7.3 percent Non-knit men’s suits: 43.4 billion dollars, 6 percent Knit T-shirts: 36.9 billion dollars, 5.1 percent Knit Women’s suits: Knit women’s suits: 28.2 billion dollars, 3.9 percent Light rubberized knitted fabric: 23.9 billion dollars, 3.3 percent Synthetic filament yarn woven fabric: 20.9 billion dollars, 2.9 percent Raw cotton: 18.9 billion dollars, 2.6 percent Non-retail synthetic yarn: 18.8 billion dollars, 2.6 percent China is the largest exporter of apparel in the world, it has exported for 265 billion dollars in 2014. India is the second largest exporter with 38.7 billion dollars of clothing exports. Total trade of footwear and headwear: 139 billion dollar. 5 things you probably didn’t know about the fashion industry. Fast fashion online business have made a fortune for owners of businesses like Zara — Quartz. Fendi in China.

LVMH, Boosting Women. Meet the Female CEOs Running Fashion's Biggest Brands. Although women account for two-thirds of clothing sales around the world, it's men who occupy the top positions at fashion companies — both on the creative side and, perhaps less surprisingly, on the financial. 10 Most Powerful Luxury Fashion Brands In The World. The luxury market has been growing significantly over the past couple of years and is still continuing on an upwards trend. Untitled. Luxury brands must redefine the way they do business.

There were times when China was the holy grail for global retailers. Logo-obsessed Chinese buyers seeking opulence were armed with cash fresh from the economic boom. Luxury retail brands flocked to the new market, with the result of 35% of sales for brands such as Omega, Harry Winston and Balmain coming from Greater China, according to estimates by Exane BNP Paribas.

The region is responsible for a whooping 25% of sales at Burberry and 20% of sales at Prada. The strategy of growth by opening stores in emerging and existing markets is neither new nor unique to luxury retail. It is a reflection of the modus operandi of the industrial age, where scaling growth is linked to incessant production. The logic of this is that if consumers aren’t buying your stuff, create more stuff. From 2008 to 2011, there was a 42% spike in the number of luxury retail stores in Asia, compared with a 28% rise in Europe and 5% rise in North America, according to Lux Redux report by Boston Consulting Group. Luxury Brands Must Develop Their Customer Experience To Survive. Luxury retailers must focus on providing a rounded customer experience, rather than simply flogging goods, if they are to survive the ongoing recession.

According to a new report by The Future Laboratory, commissioned by the property company Grosvenor, has found there are five key areas luxury brands must improve to keep their customers happy. Burberry teams up with Harrods for 2016 Christmas Windows. LVMH Vice President Delphine Arnault: "IT IS HARD TO REJECT FASHION" - 032c Workshop.