Fashion

The Future of Plus-Size Sustainable Fashion Is Bright

First came the muted capsule staples from ethical brands dipping their toes in size inclusion, like Sotela, Only Child, and of course, Elizabeth Suzann, the sadly now defunct brand beloved by ethical fashion minimalists. Then just as quickly, in a desperate stretch to compete with the eye-grabbing prints and sequins of fast fashion houses like ASOS and Eloquii, select ethical fashion brands started releasing brighter and bolder collections. “We’ll have what they’re having!” proclaimed the plus-size consumer.

For me, it all started with a brightly embroidered matching wide-leg pant and tank set from Nettle Studios that arrived at my doorstep

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Bizarre fashion trends that 2020 made us tolerate

When it comes to fashion, anything and everything turns into a trend if it catches the eye. Social media has been on a whole new level of support to speed fashion trends across the world. While we do welcome a change in fashion when it’s attractive and classy, we sometimes don’t understand the logic behind some. As unpredictable as the year 2020 has been for all of us, it sure made us question some bizarre fashion trends that somehow saw the light of the day around the world. For better or for worse, we’re glad this year is coming to
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How Do You Know If a Fashion Brand Is Ethical?

The novel coronavirus pandemic and racial reckoning that has taken place in the last several months has made purchasing from socially mindful brands more important than ever. Supporting small and local businesses could directly help out a struggling business owner, and prioritizing Black-owned labels is a great way to raise awareness and amplify the Black community.

Even before the pandemic, I considered myself a conscious shopper. I shopped BIPOC-owned businesses and supported eco-conscious brands that do not harm animals when making products. But if I’m honest, I spent very little time learning about the products I was considering. I rarely

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J&J suits up in blue to raise prostate cancer awareness at virtual New York Fashion Week

J&J’s Janssen is suiting up again for prostate cancer awareness. In blue suit jackets, that is, with celebrities and well-known models virtually hitting the runway in the Blue Jacket Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week.

Now in its fifth year, the event this Thursday, sponsored by Janssen Oncology in support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, takes on a new emphasis focusing on racial disparities and underserved communities.

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Black men—and a person of color is twice as likely to die from the disease as a white man, Rodney Gillespie, vice president

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The latest stylish baby name trend? It’s inspired by fashion designers

Babies these days are already at the height of fashion — even down to their names.

The number of kids are being named after designer labels is on the rise, found online retailer Jewellerybox in new research they just released. They revealed the findings after looking at figures published by the Social Security Administration (SSA) between 2000 and 2020.

For the girls, Armani and Chanel came up on top, with 6,974 and 6,293 babies, respectively. Leading boys’ names are Armani (8,612) and Salvatore (4,866).

Beauty brands also made the list. Approximately 957 girls answer to Nivea, while 283

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Blue-Chip Painter Peter Doig Just Jumped Into the Fashion Realm for a Quirky Collaboration With Kim Jones of Dior

The Scottish-born, Trinidad-based painter Peter Doig is among the lastest artists to dip into the fashion world, teaming up with designer Kim Jones to present Dior’s fall–winter 2021 collection.

Jones, who has worked with a different artist for each collection he’s done since joining Dior Homme in 2018, not only sought inspiration from the celebrated painter’s nostalgic artworks and moody color palette, but also worked with Doig for five months to plan, conceive, and ultimately realize the collection.

Doig was instrumental in the design process, working more closely with Jones than any other artist to date, color-matching swatches to his

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