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Kristopher Fraser is a fashion editor based in New York City. He currently works as the New York Editor for Fashionunited.com, and his work has also appeared on Allmyfriendsaremodels.com and Rivetandjeans.com.
The effects of the pandemic and a commitment to sustainability aren’t the only reasons fashion houses are mining their archives. The key to a label’s power is often in its past.
Brands may claim to stand for inclusivity, yet some do not properly compensate Black and Latinx influencers. Now those influencers are calling brands out, and demanding change.
New York City, Paris, London, and Milan are unveiling their Fashion Week plans. Some shows will be online, some may allow spectators. And some designers are pulling out altogether.
Aurora James has gotten major chains like Sephora to sign up to the “15 Percent Pledge,” which asks stores to ensure that Black-made products occupy equitable shelf space.
Over 150 billion new clothing items are produced each year, while millions of pounds of clothing end up in landfills. Eco-conscious designers are re-using clothes in new designs.
Dior has scrapped its “Sauvage” campaign after accusations of cultural insensitivity. Fashion giants could avoid such controversies, if they were truly committed to diversity.
As she begins her new life as a royal, Meghan Markle’s fashion has become, inevitably, more conservative. How it evolves will reveal much about her, and how she wishes to be seen.
You may have seen suit shorts, worn by smart men as the weather gets warmer. Influenced by Thom Browne, Pharrell Williams, and streetwear, the suit loosens up by showing some leg.