Day: April 3, 2021

Indian Artists Confront Fast Fashion in Desi Communities | Best Indian American Magazine | San Jose CA

One cotton shirt uses up to 3,000 liters of water to make. One denim jacket takes 7,500 liters. That’s enough drinking water to last one person for six years! The fashion industry is the world’s second-largest polluter. The fast fashion industry, particularly, wastes around 93 billion cubic meters of water every year, which is enough to meet the needs of around 5 million people.

Recently, seven Indian artists and graphic designers came together to create specially commissioned artworks and comic strips that underline water consumption by the fashion industry. The participating artists—Priyanka Paul, Aditi Mali, Manasi Deshpande

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Must Read: Celebrating Tina Turner’s Most Iconic Style Moments, How Fashion Can Champion the AAPI Community

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

A celebration of Tina Turner’s most iconic style moments
HBO’s Tina Turner documentary, “Tina,” premiered this week; New York Magazine‘s Matthew Jacobs interviewed the performer’s influential costume designer Bob Mackie, who, as Jacobs puts it, “has been a pivotal force in Turner’s career.” He adds, “accentuating Turner’s soulful rasp and signature propulsion, Mackie’s outfits told the story of her liberation.” In the story, the costume designer reflects on Turner’s most iconic looks. The Cut/New York Magazine

How fashion can champion the AAPI community

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Daikon Banh Mi Shop Plans Re-Entry Into Denver After Boulder Success

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Daikon Banh Mi Shop opened its streamlined Vietnamese-style sandwich shop in 2018 at 211 East Seventh Avenue, part of a wave of casual eateries that came to the Governor’s Park neighborhood during that time period. But after adding a Boulder outpost, Daikon’s owners, brothers Rob and Lon McGowan (Lon also founded Alpine Modern in Boulder), closed the original banh mi shop as pandemic restrictions began to shut down dining rooms.

The timing of the Boulder opening, at 1805 29th Street,

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26 Photos of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth, & Other Royals Glowing in Emeralds

The royal family’s trove of emeralds is vast. They are featured in the Queen Mother’s favorite brooches and the Duchess of Cornwall’s symbolic Welsh pins; there was Princess Diana’s iconic choker, which she almost always wore with the matching earrings she received from Prince Charles for her 22nd birthday, and Princess Eugenie’s wedding tiara, whose centerpiece was a 93.7-carat emerald.

But the most famous emeralds in the royal vault are the Cambridge Emeralds, a cluster of gems with quite the provenance. In the early 19th century, Princess Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge, won a raffle at a charity in Frankfurt. The

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Native American Creatives on Honoring Tradition And Fighting Cultural Appropriation

Whether you drive a hundred miles up north, backpack out west, tread south or trek east, you’re bound to find yourself in Native country. Despite the rich culture and traditions of Native Americans, it’s apparent that historical discrimination still continues to exist today. Mainstream fashion, for instance, has been one of the many culprits of instigating inequity through cultural appropriation.

Cultural appropriation can very-well be done unconsciously — without explicit harm — but it is conscious ignorance that is even more detrimental. For instance, Halloween costumes depicting traditional Native American dress are not only troublesome, but completely disregard the truth

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From Fit Pics to Fashion Week, Personal Style Is Better Than Any Trend

If the fall 2021 shows prove anything, it’s that emotion and poetry are back. At Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière, a designer who popularized total-look style with his stylist Marie-Amélie Sauvé in the aughts and teens, pivoted to a more melange look, coupling tulle skirts with hoodies, crystal embroideries with leather jackets, and poet tops with mannish blazers. Over at Ghesquière’s alma mater Balenciaga, Demna Gvasalia continues to reflect true street style back at his customers, playing up strange, sometimes surreal, pairings like medieval armor with jeans and sweatpants. Julien Dossena’s Paco Rabanne collection was glitzy in a real way, slip

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