(Re)defining sustainability: Repair, Recycle, Reuse and Reduce

London – Once seen as a niche part of the fashion industry, being eco-conscious has rapidly become one of the hottest ‘topics’ of our time. From luxury fashion houses to fast-fashion retailers, and everything in between – more and more fashion companies are responding to mounting consumer interest and ‘going green.’ However, in spite of …

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Depop drama and tiny tennis skirts: the hidden problems with ‘sustainable’ fashion – Cherwell

There has never before been a time where alternatives to fast fashion have been so prevalent in debates about climate change and sustainability. Terrifying facts such as 87% of textiles going to landfill, micro-plastics flowing into oceans and the uncovering of hugely unethical practices by big fashion employers are changing people’s perceptions about the fashion …

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Is there a single worth £200,000 hidden in your attic? | Daily Mail

Nothing, not even coronavirus, can stop the inexorable rise in vinyl sales – with many music fans now preferring to spin a record rather than pop on a compact disc. With purchases expected to top five million in Britain this year, the resurgence in demand is also having a knock-on effect on the value of …

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Boarini Milanesi launches world’s most expensive handbag

Boarini Milanesi launches world’s most expensive handbag | Daily Mail

A luxury Italian accessories brand is launching the most expensive handbag in the world, priced at £5.3million. Bologna-based Boarini Milanesi will produce three of the opulent Parva Mea bags, which require 1,000 hours of work each to make. Crafted from semi-shiny alligator skin, the handbag is adorned with 10 white gold butterflies, four of which …

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Bulgari Continues Its Epic Roman Patronage With the Priceless “Torlonia Marbles”

Bulgari Continues Its Epic Roman Patronage With the Priceless “Torlonia Marbles” | AD

When the Museo Torlonia closed in 1976—a century after it first opened—the aristocratic Torlonia family’s incredible collection of ancient Greek and Roman art was put in storage in one of the family’s villas. That was the last time the works of priceless art were on view in a museum, and not a very accessible one …

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The truth about Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana in trouble, The Truth | The List

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana founded the Dolce & Gabbana label and presented their first women’s collection in 1985. Their first boutique opened in Tokyo in 1989, and by 1990 the label had grown to include a menswear collection, a lingerie collection, and a beachwear line (via globalblue.com). The designer brand was seen on runways and …

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China has millions of tons of discarded clothing

China has millions of tons of discarded clothing no one wants | SCMP

‘When people see second-hand clothes, they think poverty’: China has millions of tons of discarded clothing no one wants. China’s love for fast fashion sees 26 million tonnes of clothes and footwear thrown away every year, less than one per cent of which is reused or recycled. Only charities in China can sell used clothing, …

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TyLynn Nguyen at the fall 2019 shows in Paris

Influencers Are the Retailers of the 2020s | Vogue

When influencers started appearing in street style photos and getting front row seats at Fashion Week in the early 2010s, the talk was that they would soon replace editors. Come 2020, that hasn’t really happened; there may be some overlap between the two jobs, but they’re still quite different (at least, this editor thinks so). Generally speaking, …

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A woman wears a red quilted Gucci bag in Paris

Should Luxury Build Resale Into Its Business Model? | BoF

This week, Gucci launched a partnership with The RealReal, betting that the rewards of engaging with the second-hand market outweigh the risks. Resale is shaping up to be one of the big winners of the pandemic. Even as wider fashion sales slump significantly, the secondary market is exploding. According to a recent report by ThredUp, …

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Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada dies from COVID-19 | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada, better known as Kenzo, who created his label in Paris in the 1970s, died on Sunday, the brand that still carries his name said. Aged 81, Takada died of complications linked to COVID-19 at the American Hospital of Paris in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a residential suburb on the western …

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