Fashion

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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Even Anna Wintour thinks the fashion industry needs to slow TF down | Dazed

The Vogue editor was the latest guest on Naomi Campbell’s YouTube show No Filter. Last night, another instalment of Naomi Campbell’s YouTube series No Filter landed on our screens. First launching earlier this month, so far the show has seen Campbell catching up with a number of names likely found in her little black fashion book, …

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How vintage sunglasses can be a shrewd investment | Daily Mail

CASH IN THE ATTIC: How vintage sunglasses can be a shrewd investment, with the pair Steve McQueen wore bagging £36,600. Vintage sunglasses are not only a cool accessory to wear this summer – but can also be a shrewd investment. Ray-Bans have a timeless appeal connected with celebrity status. Designs such as the ‘Wayfarer 2140’ …

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Fake Influencers Costing Brands $200 Million USD – HYPEBAE

Last month, an in-depth report by The Atlantic broke down how fake influencers are taking advantage of social media platforms like Instagram to portray sponsorships. Brands are now being hit hard by the loophole and are reportedly losing $200 million USD (approx. £157 million GBP) on said influencers, in a study by New York marketing company Captiv8. …

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Fast fashion will only slow down if consumers shop consciously | dailytitan.com

Take a step into a closet and reach for a random clothing item. Chances are the garment was produced in a foreign country — China, India, Vietnam as it may be. Globalization has plagued the fashion industry and with it the new concept of fast fashion has become mainstream. However, the environmental dangers and social …

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Google has built a stunning, searchable archive of 3,000 years of world fashion | Quartz

Google’s latest project may be the most widely accessible and comprehensive fashion collection on the planet. All you need to view it is an internet connection. “We Wear Culture” is a collaboration between Google and more than 180 museums, schools, fashion institutions, and other organizations from all parts of the globe. It’s part of Google’s …

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Slow fashion brands work to put the brakes on disposable fast fashion – Los Angeles Times

Fast fashion is getting its comeuppance with a surge of interest in its opposite, slow fashion. Fast fashion is the promotion of high-volume, low-quality, super-trendy clothes meant to be purchased and worn just a few times, while the cycle quickly repeats. In contrast, the slow fashion ethos reacts against all things quickly and cheaply produced, …

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The designer handbags that are as good as the stock market | Daily Mail

Most sought-after handbags have matched performance from shares. Chanel bag that cost £1,000 in 2004 now worth £3,000. Bags from Hermes, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton have doubled in value. Novice buyers warned market is awash with fakes. A vintage handbag is more than a luxurious accessory to swing on the arm. It can also …

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Investing in vintage sunglasses | Daily Mail

Vintage sunglasses are all the rage on the catwalk, but they also have serious appeal to investors. Top brands made by companies such as Ray-Ban, Persol, Versace and Armani, once discarded as out-of-date, now fetch hundreds of pounds at auction and in antique shops. And if you were lucky enough to possess a pair of …

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