無料の持続可能なファッションのための新しい学校

ファッション起業家を志望するための新しい学校があります。そしてそれは無料です。

Nikeでアジア太平洋地域のクリエイティブディレクターを務めたSimon Collinsは、創設者、学者、芸術やデザインに関するあらゆる専門家とのインタビューを格納するデジタルプラットフォームであるWeDesignを共同設立しました。それは今また持続可能な方法で内容を主催するでしょう。

「今後3年間で、WeDesignは中国に世界クラスの大規模デザインスクールと、中国と西部にまたがる一連の小規模なサテライトデザイン施設を創設するでしょう」と、中国の起業家He Meiと提携してWeDesignを構築したコリンズは述べています。 「私たちは、デザインのキャリアを経験している人とそうでない人のために、K以前から上級管理職まで、すべての人に質の高いデザイン教育を提供します。私たちは、オンラインプラットフォームを拡張し、手段に関係なく、どこでも、誰もがデザインを学んで彼らの生活を向上させることができるようにします。」

Jasonpaul McCarthyは、ニューヨークのBehno(インドの倫理的に製造されたバッグや革製品を販売している)のような新興ブランドの指導者でもあります。私たちは持続可能性についての会話を築いてきました。しかし今、人々は彼らがそれに協力して、彼らが正しい製造業者または彼らが雇うことができる人々を見つけるためにどこに行くことができるかを求めています。ビジネスを運営する上での実際的な要素については、それだけではありません。」


それが、この新しいオンラインプラットフォームがギャップを埋めることを望んでいるところです。持続可能な方法で意欲的な起業家に不可欠な知識と彼らが参考文献、助言およびノウハウのために利用できるコミュニティで。

このオンラインコンテンツのための資金は、Yue-Sai Kan中国美容慈善基金(CBCF)によって提供されています。この組織は毎年恒例のChina Fashionガラを開催しており、この新しいイニシアチブの資金として正式にCBCF Executive Education in Sustainable Fashionプログラムというタイトルが付けられています。 5月1日にニューヨークで開催される今年のガラは、台湾のファッションデザイナー、Jason Wuを称えるものです。

チャンピオンが誤ってファッションの大当たりをした

最近の火曜日、フィラデルフィアのセンターシティに新しくオープンしたチャンピオンストアでは、ブランドの特大の赤、白、青の "C"があちこちにあります。 。昼休みには、20代のカップルが衣服ラックをふるいにかけます。彼らは看板をさまようように通路を通り抜ける。

Jasmine Satchellは、最上階のカスタマイズエリアをチェックして、おそらくパーカーを買ってそれをパーソナライズするために、友人と一緒に立ち寄りました。すでに会社のファンで、彼女は灰色のチャンピオンパーカーを着ていて、彼女のひねりの上に濃い青のビーニーを持っていました。 「私は明らかにブランドが大好きです」とサッチェル氏は胸のロゴを指差して言った。 「誰もがチャンピオンを着ることができます。私の母はチャンピオンを代理することができます - そして私のおばあちゃんもおそらくそうすることができます」

基本的なジムの装いで最もよく知られている世紀の昔のブランドはありそうもないリバイバルを経験しています。チャンピオンは、10代と1000年のファッション流行を生み出すために収束した3つの渦巻くスタイルのトレンドの恩人です。ロゴアパレルは流行しています。後退ギアが戻った。スケートボードやスポーツ文化から派生したカジュアルスタイルであるストリートウェアには、ちょっとした時間があります。

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この夏を訪問するイタリアの見事な海辺の町

チンクエテッレとポルトヴェーネレからそれほど遠くないところにゴルフォ・デイ・ポエティの東岸の美しい海岸線があります。 San TerenzoからMontemarcelloに至るまで、それは典型的なリビエラルアー - 素朴な海辺の設定、カラフルなファサードを持つ家や建物が並ぶ港、劇的な海岸線、そして砂浜と砂浜の両方の群れを提供します。

 

ピークの夏の週を除いて、あなたはリヴィエラのより有名なロケールのいくつかで現れる群衆なしで地域を通常楽しむことができます。 (最寄りの鉄道駅は、San Terenzoから6km、Montemarcelloから13kmのLa Speziaです。)Lericiは、チンクエテッレとポルトヴェーネレからボートでアクセス可能で、静かで素晴らしい環境にあります。岬の上に建てられた町の13世紀のCastelloから取り入れています。 Lericiの北西にあるSan Terenzoにも、中世の城があります(2つの間を歩くことができます)。また、LericiからTellaro(約3キロメートル)まで歩いていくこともできます。記載されている量は、イタリアで最も美しい村です。 Rivieraの最後にはMontemarcelloがあります。そこには、暗い砂浜のビーチ、岩の多い海岸線、そしてアクアシーがあるPunta Corvoがあります。

Introducing The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange

The project, created and managed by Eco-Age, with support of the Commonwealth Fashion Council and the British Fashion Council, and in partnership with Swarovski, The Woolmark Company and Matchesfashion.com, builds on the premise of fashion as a common language. Brands from different countries, including Karen Walker representing New Zealand, Bibi Russell for Bangladesh and Burberry and Stella McCartney for the UK, will partner up to create exclusive, one-of-a-kind looks that will be showcased at a special reception at Buckingham Palace during London Fashion Week on February 19.

“Fashion is a huge weapon, because we are all connected to the clothes we wear,” Livia Firth, Eco-Age founder, told press this morning. “Sadly, today the industry is dominated by rapid markets and decentralised supply chains producing high volumes of cheap clothes through an overwhelmingly female, low-wage workforce.”

Following the London Fashion Week showcase, which the Duchess of Cambridge and Countess of Wessex will attend, the exhibition will be made public at Australia House on February 21. Digital partnerships with Matchesfashion.com and Google Arts and Culture will mean those who cannot make the London presentation will be able to engage with the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange via online platforms, and start conversations on how to take the initiative further.

Millennials choose luxury accessories over clothing

The latest It bag is a bigger draw for millennials in the luxury shopping space than clothing.

Kim Kardashian, CR Fashion Book, Issue 11

In the first half of 2017, full price sales of luxury handbags increased 22 percent, while scarf and hat sales rose as well, at 20 percent and 83 percent respectively, according to a report by retail analytics firm Edited that examined 30 major U.S. retailers that sell more than 5,000 brands. Meanwhile, full price apparel sales have decreased by 34.5 percent. Jeff Staple, founder of e-commerce site Staple Design, said the shift toward accessories among millennials is in large part a result of the continued rise of fast fashion.

As these retailers continue to replicate luxury looks, millennial shoppers ultimately feel less compelled to shell out hundreds of dollars for a designer blouse when they can get a similar style on the cheap. Instead, they create their own high-low looks, mixing fast fashion pieces with select luxury products, which increasingly have become accessories.

Ultimately, Staple said Edited’s findings points to a larger cycle within retail. As luxury clothing has moved away from bold, ostentatious branding, the allure for high-end clothing has become lessened. Especially in the age of social media, Staple said, sharing an outfit of the day in a high-end dress you could ostensibly get for a fraction of the price at Forever 21 has less appeal.

“When brands like Rag and Bone and James Perse were at their height, there was a simplicity theme going on,” Staple said. “We were in a phase where it was cool to be nameless, brandless and generic. We’re going through this phase now where people want to be a bit more flossy and glossy. They want to show off a bit, but are still conscious of their budgets, so are thinking about where they want to spend.”

How Sex Came Back Into Fashion

The night sex came back into fashion began with an invitation in a black leather envelope to a catwalk show in a former monastery. It was a sultry evening in Paris last September, and the sun was setting behind the iconic YSL initials, picked out in neon, as the new designer at the storied house of Yves Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello, unveiled his debut.

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The look was Robert Palmer's Addicted To Love video meets young-Kardashian on a date night, spiked with a twist of Helmut Newton. Long legs in high heels, oversized earrings grazing bare oiled shoulders, boned velvet corsets and sheer black lace. And then - just in case the message wasn't getting across - Binx Walton strode the catwalk resplendent in a black leather mini dress, cutaway to reveal one glittery silver nipple pasty.

Antonio Berardi, whose dresses are loved by Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively and a league of loyal clients for their killer combo of knockout sex appeal and silky sophistication, believes that seduction will never go out of style. "Never. Sex and clothing fundamentally go hand in hand. Every man and woman dresses to impress, whether it be the other sex, same sex or both," he says. From American Apparel to Calvin Klein, from Sophie Dahl for Opium fragrance to Gucci's infamous logoed pubis, the briefest history of fashion advertising confirms sex as a fashion perennial - as does the view of Natalie Kingham, buying director of Matches. "If we ever see sexy clothes, we do buy into them," she says. Sex sells.

After the high-octane vibrations of fashion week and the street style circus, I find that this is when the shifts in silhouette and mood percolate through into what I will wear to the office, or on a regular Saturday. Tellingly, one of my first post-shows purchases this autumn was a pair of Stuart Weitzman plush grey suede over the knee boots. Call it the spirit of Saint Laurent, but after checking out these boots on other women for months, I came home from Paris Fashion Week emboldened to buy a pair. And yes - to answer everyone's first question - I wear them to work.

5 wedding traditions that should make a comeback

The United States is a melting pot, so American weddings have become a beautiful blend of many different cultures and traditions. Trends come and go (just think of all the mason jars and dessert stations that you’ve seen at weddings in recent years!). But, if you want your wedding to be more timeless than trendy, consider incorporating some of classic traditions that have been in hiding for years. We think it’s time to bring these sweet rituals back!

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1. Tying The Knot
It turns out there is deep symbolism behind the phrase “tying the knot.” It refers to an old Irish and Scottish ritual called hand-fasting. The officiant ties the couple’s hands together with a brightly colored ribbon or cord.

2. Wedding Bells
The church bells tolling at the beginning and/or end of a wedding ceremony was once thought to ward off any evil or negative spirits. As many wedding ceremonies have moved out of the church and fewer churches seem to have bells, this tradition has fallen by the wayside. But, don’t give up on this one yet.

3. Sixpence In Your Shoe
Most of us are familiar with the rhyme “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” But, not as many are aware of the last line, “and a sixpence in her shoe.” The sixpence was given by a father to the bride to symbolize all the blessings he had for her. By giving her the sixpence, he was symbolically wishing her great health, wealth and happiness that could be passed down with the coin from generation to generation.

5. Groom’s Cake
You may think this cake is all about the men, but that’s not how it originated. Single ladies were the focus behind this cake. After a wedding was over, each unmarried female guest would take home a piece of the second cake and place it beneath her pillow.

6. Decorating The Car
The ritual of decorating the bride and groom’s “getaway car” with flowers on the hood and ribbons streaming from the side mirrors or antenna began in Germany.