Naomi Campbell Will Join Vogue’s Virtual Forces of Fashion Summit

The excitement is mounting for this year’s first-ever virtual and global iteration of the Vogue Forces of Fashion summit—and as if the event wasn’t major enough already, the iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell has also signed on to participate. On November 16 and 17, industry giants and Vogue editors will join together digitally to discuss topics such as racial equality, social justice, sustainability, and the future of the industry. The lineup of speakers includes Lizzo, who will be in conversation with designer Jeremy Scott, along with Virgil Abloh, Victoria Beckham, and Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton. Also participating this year will be Alber Elbaz of AZ Fashion, creative director Craig Green, Bottega Veneta creative director Daniel Lee, photographer Ethan James Green, Loewe creative director and founder of JW Anderson Jonathan Anderson, and writer and director Reggie Yates.

Campbell’s panel will be hosted by a yet-to-be-announced special guest, but the discussion

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FEATURE-Polyester from pollution? Fashion’s next generation goes green

ROME, Oct 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From using custom-made, biodegradable fabrics and ‘living’ clothes that photosynthesize to polyester created from planet-warming carbon dioxide, European start-ups are on a quest to transform one of the world’s most polluting industries: fashion.

The business is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions, more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined during the pre-pandemic period, said the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

A sizable chunk of fashion’s emissions – up to 40% – come from the manufacture of polyester, the most-used fabric, said Benoit Illy, co-founder and CEO of French start-up Fairbrics.

“If we can bring emissions from polyester to zero or negative value, we can significantly reduce industry emissions,” he said in a telephone interview.

Illy and co-founder Tawfiq Nasr Allah, both chemists, aim to replace existing polyester-producing processes, which use fossil fuels, with

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Prime Day fashion steals under $25 that look expensive, but aren’t!

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These picks only look expensive. Everything here is under $25. (Photo: Amazon)
These picks only look expensive. Everything here is under $25. (Photo: Amazon)

Amazon Prime Day isn’t just about impressive deals on electronics. The shopping event of the year also delivers big time when it comes to deals on fashion from head to toe.

Prime Day 2020 has thousands of style staples majorly marked down as we speak. But digging through oodles of sweaters, slacks, dresses, shoes and more sale-priced clothing can be downright overwhelming.

That’s where Amazon ratings and reviews come into play—and we did the leg work for you. We combed through tons of customer feedback to identify the undisputed fan-favorites—the very best Prime Day fashion deals to score right now.

Need the best black

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Asos counts cost of maintaining social distance from fast-fashion rivals

Talk about social distancing. Asos is working overtime to stay aloof from its online rag trade rivals. Fast fashion has long been bedevilled by accusations of waste and exploitation. Aim-quoted Boohoo is combating allegations of sweatshop practices among suppliers in Leicester. Aim-quoted Asos, which also sells cheap togs for twenty quid to twenty somethings via its website, is doing its best to set itself apart. 

Nick Beighton, chief executive, drove home his message about sustainability repeatedly on Wednesday: Asos looked after its suppliers, paid its employees properly, was mindful of waste and treated its workers “correctly”, he said. And while 98 per cent of Asos gear is made overseas, the group knows exactly where its products come from and who made them. Mr Beighton even went so far as to suggest that Asos would contemplate swapping its home on the junior market — often described as a wild west —

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What Does Style Look Like in 2020?

In March, just after Paris Fashion Week ended — and we got our very first glimpse of masked street style — the novel coronavirus became a part of our daily conversation, and then quickly, our daily lives. Office buildings were deserted, empty shelves at grocery stores belied the national panic, and we struggled to make sense of our new normal in lockdown, while businesses closed and we all grappled with just how long we’d be home. What would our world would look like on the other side? As designers like Marc Jacobs grieved the end of an era and beloved institutions like Barneys shuttered their stores, we wondered: would fashion survive?

Coming up for air seven months later, we’re still curious what fashion might be, an industry uprooted by the pandemic and in need of a reset; we wondered if it could still be the place it has been for

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Could Demand Side Innovation Save An Imploding Industry?

The fashion industry has been imploding for a while now and, thanks to the drastic changes COVID has brought, the need for a change is greater than ever. Over inflated inventory and constant surplus issues, all of which have been a thorn in the side for years, are even more painful and in danger of threatening retail than before. 

In the recent New York Times article, Sweatpants Forever, Irina Aleksande takes a look at just how fashion has been further imploding under the added weight of the Coronavirus. Stuck on a precipice of change since the 2008 recession, the industry has struggled to truly find its footing in terms of producing what consumers really want

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Tukatech Fashion Job Portal Helps Unemployed Workers and Incentivizes Employers During Global Pandemic

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tukatech announces the reopening of their fashion job portal “Career Connection” where future employees and employers meet and find out if they were a good fit for each other. Industry skilled workers can visit the Tukatech website and search through a database of job postings from apparel businesses around the globe securely and confidentially.  There is no cost to either the job seekers or for businesses posting jobs.

Tukatech 25-Years Logo (PRNewsfoto/Tukatech)
Tukatech 25-Years Logo (PRNewsfoto/Tukatech)

As part of this service, Tukatech will donate 2 months of free TUKAcad software to prospective employers who hire displaced, trained people, through their job portal. This allows the experienced employee who is already trained in one or more Tukatech solutions to come in and add value to the business immediately.

With the shift in the industry with new emerging entrepreneurs and pressing times with many apparel businesses, there is

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Hyundai just released a sustainable fashion collection (yes, you read

This corset by Richard Quinn features a floral pattern printed directly onto the airbag fabric. [Photo: courtesy Hyundai]

The South Korean car company is partnering with six leading fashion brands from around the world, including Rosie Assoulin and Public School, to create a capsule collection. These limited-edition pieces will be sold in the London department store Selfridges starting this week, with prices ranging from $250 to $1,450. All proceeds will go to the Institute of Positive Fashion, a research-based organization devoted to helping fashion labels become more sustainable.

Rosie Assoulin’s tote is made from seat belt webbing, carpet fabric, and foam. [Photo: courtesy Hyundai]

The car industry is devastating to the planet in many ways, from the resources required to manufacture a vehicle to the carbon and toxic fumes that vehicle spews once it’s on the road. The industry is fairly efficient at recovering metals and rubber from scrapped cars

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A Bunch Of Prime Day Deals On Fashion Face Masks, Found

When Amazon Prime Day landed last summer, a rhinestone face mask wasn’t even the faint shadow of a mark on our virtual deal-hunting list. That’s the incredible thing about humans: when life gives us viral lemons, we make artisanal face masks complete with bows, embroidery, and a red-gingham print so juicy you’ll be tempted to throw a picnic on your face (keep it six feet, please). Fast forward to Prime Day 2020, taking place on October 13 through October 14, and you’ll find no shortage of on-sale fashiony masks to dazzle your eyeballs and your wallet.

 

So, what to scoop with this newfound influx of facial coverings? First, understand what kind of protection various masks and face coverings can offer. Will a silk mask be better for your skin? What are the most breathable masks for running? Know your longtime needs, discover new ones, and trust that we’ve got you

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Gucci and Louis Vuitton are the world’s most valuable luxury fashion brands

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Gucci and Louis Vuitton have topped the fashion category of the world’s most valuable luxury brands, according to Brand Finance’s annual report. The fashion houses came in second and third respectively on the general round-up after Porsche, which was ranked the most valuable luxury brand in the world.

The brand valuation consultancy’s annual list ranks businesses based on the overall brand value as well as their power in influencing consumers’ choices, based on criteria including marketing investments, familiarity, loyalty, staff satisfaction and corporate reputation, according to WWD.

Other fashion houses which ranked highly on the list included Cartier in third, Chanel in fourth and Hermès in fifth. Rolex, Dior and Coach also featured in the top 10.

Despite these brands performing well against competitors, the outlook is still predictably bleak following an incredibly difficult year globally as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Brand Finance

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