Balenciaga floods the runway at Paris Fashion Week to highlight the climate crisis

Apr 3, 2020

Balenciaga staged its autumn/winter 2020 fashion show on a stage flooded by water in a bid to highlight the threat of climate change. This season at Paris Fashion Week, fears of the coronavirus continued to escalate after the French president Emmanuel Macron announced “an epidemic is coming”. Health concerns have prompted designers to hand out free… […]

Coronavirus: Crisis fund launched to help struggling fashion businesses

Apr 2, 2020

A coronavirus crisis fund worth £1,000,000 has been launched by the British Fashion Council (BFC) to help brands and designers struggling during the pandemic. The BFC said it was using reserves from its charitable foundation to make emergency loans available to fashion businesses, with some funding set aside for students. The fund has been made… […]

Coronavirus: How fashion brands are supporting the Covid-19 relief effort

Apr 2, 2020

There’s no denying that this is an unprecedented time for the global community, let alone the fashion industry. Retailers have been forced to close their doors and face considerable losses as customers and workers alike are encouraged to stay at home. Yet, despite this, much like the beauty industry, fashion brands, both big and small, are… […]

The distance past: how fashion aided isolation strategies throughout history

Apr 1, 2020

As the world grapples with the coronavirus outbreak, “social distancing” has become a ubiquitous phrase in these strange times. Fashion might not be the first thing that comes to mind when we think of isolation strategies. But as a historian who writes about the political and cultural meanings of clothing, I know that fashion can… […]

Coronavirus: Man goes viral for fashion show of quarantine outfits

Apr 1, 2020

A man confined to his home because of the coronavirus pandemic has entertained people on social media with a fashion show of his quarantine outfits.  On Monday, Elias Aragaw, from Dallas County, Texas, shared a video of the outfits he would be wearing to hang out around his home on Twitter.  “Quarantine Showcase for my… […]

South Korean designers using coronavirus masks as fashion items

Apr 1, 2020

From tutorials on how to wear makeup with a face mask, to hats that incorporate a protective plastic face shield, South Koreans are seeking to make sure the coronavirus outbreak doesn’t damage their reputation for style. In one video that has gathered tens of thousands of views, 29-year-old beauty YouTuber SSUNZY gives tips for applying… […]

The distance past: how fashion aided isolation strategies throughout history

Mar 31, 2020

As the world grapples with the coronavirus outbreak, “social distancing” has become a ubiquitous phrase in these strange times. Fashion might not be the first thing that comes to mind when we think of isolation strategies. But as a historian who writes about the political and cultural meanings of clothing, I know that fashion can… […]

20 Pledges for 2020: It’s a strange time to be thinking about fast fashion

Mar 31, 2020

So here we are: housebound, possibly unwell, and utterly clueless about what the future holds. In these disconcerting times, it is hard to think about anything other than coronavirus. But as part of my pledge, I will continue with my commitment to not buying any fast fashion for the year. But, like every other component of our… […]

Britney Spears puts on fashion show while ‘bored’ in quarantine

Mar 30, 2020

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.The answer to cabin fever? Fashion, according to Britney Spears.The 38-year-old pop star took to her Instagram late Thursday to confess that she was “bored” after isolating in her home amid the coronavirus pandemic. In order to pass the time,… […]

Kanye West takes Jesus to Paris Fashion Week with special Sunday Service

Mar 30, 2020

Kanye West and his Sunday Service Choir got Paris Fashion Week to focus on something other than fashion for 90 minutes: worshipping Jesus.Supermodels, designers, stylists and others came to join at the historic Theatre des Bouffes du Nord Sunday morning, swaying, clapping and singing along.KFC IN PARIS HONORS KIM KARDASHIAN, KANYE WEST VISIT WITH PLAQUE ON KIOSK THEY ORDERED… […]

Coronavirus relief: Fashion brands pledge to produce face masks for medical supply

Mar 30, 2020

Fashion brands both at home and abroad have pledged to produce face masks to help bolster medical stock shortages during the coronavirus pandemic.In recent days, American designer Christian Siriano and European labels Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Gucci, among others, have announced they will start making face masks during the COVID-19 outbreak. Face masks and other… […]

Coronavirus: Man goes viral for fashion show of quarantine outfits

Mar 28, 2020

A man confined to his home because of the coronavirus pandemic has entertained people on social media with a fashion show of his quarantine outfits.  On Monday, Elias Aragaw, from Dallas County, Texas, shared a video of the outfits he would be wearing to hang out around his home on Twitter.  “Quarantine Showcase for my… […]

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