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Vision in pink: Annual fundraiser, fashion show sells out

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Share this page...TICKLED PINK – Taylor Scarborough, 3, shows off her outfit from Sunshine Square during Wednesday’s Dazzle Me Pink fashion show. Also pictured is Laurie Washburn, owner of Sunshine Square, holding Taylor’s sister, Tatum Scarborough, 7 months old. Messenger photo by Joe DutyWise Health Foundation’s Dazzle Me Pink fashion show and luncheon raised more than $62,000 for Wise Health System’s Women’s Health Services and Mary’s Gift. Mary’s Gift, which was founded 11 years ago, provides free mammograms for those who can’t otherwise afford them. Guests at the sold-out event packed the Decatur Conference Center Wednesday, and 10 local boutiques were represented on the runway. Foundation Director Linda Johnson said it was an e...
First It Was a Warm Coat. Now It's Hot Fashion.

First It Was a Warm Coat. Now It's Hot Fashion.

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Not long ago, I dashed off a quick email to Mickey Drexler, the former chief executive of J. Crew and perhaps the greatest merchant of his generation, to ask him if he had any thoughts about why Canada Goose overcoats had become so popular.You know the coats I mean, don’t you? Those big winter coats, usually black or blue, with the circular red, white and blue arm badges that say “Canada Goose Arctic Program." The ones that cost upwards of $1,000. In New York, you see them everywhere, even now in April, with weather still nippy but hardly cold enough to require arctic gear.“Don’t know much,” he replied a few seconds later. “Other than very hot!”I’d been curious about Canada Goose ever since I’d started seeing th...
Some of the coolest, most innovative fashion is walking the Art2Wear runway

Some of the coolest, most innovative fashion is walking the Art2Wear runway

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For more than a decade, student designers at N.C. State have stretched the boundaries of fashion, creating fantastical garments that showcase their technical skill and artistic prowess for the annual Art2Wear Fashion Show.This year’s crop of designers continues that tradition at 7:30 on April 20, with collections that range from a 1970s-inspired children’s line to handcrafted leather bags to avant-garde architectural dresses inspired by Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen. Their pieces reflect the changing makeup of the show’s participants. No longer just a showcase for textile design, this year’s show includes designers from such disciplines as architecture and industrial design.The show is completely student-run — designers, directors, models, marketers &mdash...
10 stores having amazing sales right now on spring fashion

10 stores having amazing sales right now on spring fashion

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Fashion Deals (Photo: Francesca's, Madewell, and Anthropologie)— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.Despite what your weather conditions might be, spring is here. It’s officially the time of year when people spring clean their lives away AKA get rid of stuff to make room for more stuff. Even Kanye is doing it.I have been hard at work doing my version of spring cleaning: selling the clothes in my closet so I can make room and money for new clothes. Doing so, I’ve made over $700. Coincidentally, I also got money from my tax ...
Karl Lagerfeld's #MeToo Comment Highlights Exactly What's Wrong With the Fashion Industry

Karl Lagerfeld's #MeToo Comment Highlights Exactly What's Wrong With the Fashion Industry

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When Hollywood first began rallying behind the #MeToo movement, people from various industries around the world also started sharing stories about sexual misconduct in the workplace. In particular, members of the global fashion community were extremely vocal about sexual assault issues that have devastated the industry for years. Fashion’s overall support for implementing new guidelines to prevent assault made it appear fashion was headed in the right direction. This was until recent controversial statements made by Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld surfaced, causing critics to question the industry's true progress.In an interview released last week by Numéro, Karl candidly addressed the topic of sexual assault. During one part of the interview, Karl referred to male ...

Fashion and the environment, an uncomfortable fit for McCartney

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LONDON (Reuters) - The booming fashion industry is medieval in its approach to manufacturing and needs to modernize in order to radically cut the damage it is doing to the environment, British designer Stella McCartney has said. FILE PHOTO: British designer Stella McCartney appears at the end of her Fall/Winter 2017-2018 women's ready-to-wear collection show during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo McCartney, known for her understated designs and refusal to use fur or leather in her work, said that while demand for garments and shows had soared thanks to growing middle classes around the world, methods had stagnated. “If you think about how much fashion there is, whether it be luxury or fast, it is sort of swamping the plane...
On the verge of a vegan fashion revolution

On the verge of a vegan fashion revolution

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Photo: Sophia Pagan Aurelia d’Andrea, travel and beauty editor at VegNews magazine. Aurelia d’Andrea is the travel and beauty editor of VegNews, a print and online publication that is now based in Los Angeles after more than a decade in San Francisco. She has been a vegan for 18 years. According to d’Andrea, the world of vegan fashion — on both the producer and the retailer side — has exploded in the past two to three...
Fashion's Glorification—and Devastation—of Nature

Fashion's Glorification—and Devastation—of Nature

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A 1760s court dress with ermine trimming. Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum, London Susan Delson April 20, 2018 12:06 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTSWith a 6-foot-wide skirt and lavish ermine fur trimming, the 1760s formal court dress is a showstopper. So too are the birds-head earrings and the gown embroidered with iridescent beetle-wing cases. But they are more than just beautiful fashion—they are objects derived in different ways from the natural world, and that has become an urgent issue for the fashion industry.All three of the objects reflect the theme of “Fashioned From Nature,” an exhibition of more than 350 garments and accessories that explores the complex, shifting relationship between fashion and the ...
Kardashians pull the plug on Dash fashion stores

Kardashians pull the plug on Dash fashion stores

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The Kardashians are closing their fashion boutiques, showing that even celebrities can't dodge the retail downturn. Kim Kardashian West and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe opened their first Dash store in 2006 in Calabasas, California.Outlets in Los Angeles, Miami and New York followed later.The brand spawned its own spin-off TV series called Dash Dolls which followed employees working at one of the stores.Kardashian West said the decision to shut the stores after more than a decade was "bittersweet".Kim Kardashian: Feminist icon or emoji opportunist?Kim Kardashian denies Instagram 'Photoshop fail'She said on her website that Dash had been "such a huge part of our lives" but did not explain fully why the stores were being shut."We've loved running Dash, but in the last few years, we've a...