New York & Company closing all stores in bankruptcy, going-out-of-business liquidation sales now underway

USAToday.com UPDATED: Liquidation sales are now underway at all New York & Company stores and are expected to last eight to 10 weeks depending on location or “until all merchandise is sold,” according to a news release. All sales are final and gift cards can be used for in-store purchases through Aug. 11 and “can continue to be used” for online purchases. Women’s fashion retailer New York … Continue reading New York & Company closing all stores in bankruptcy, going-out-of-business liquidation sales now underway

The future of African fashion, post-Covid-19

Vogue.com— The Covid-19 pandemic has turned the African fashion industry on its head. Designer production is halted, fashion shows and events are postponed or moved online, and brands have had to scramble to set up proper online businesses to make up for sales lost to store closures. As the global fashion industry grapples with the effects of the pandemic, Africa’s network of designers is particularly vulnerable to disruption. In … Continue reading The future of African fashion, post-Covid-19

What fashion can learn from the apparel brand that plants 10 trees for every purchase

Vogue.com— Brothers Derrick and Kalen Emsley started planting trees over a decade ago to combat climate change as well as hunger and poverty. But the business was difficult to fund and had limited potential, as the future of government programmes incentivising emissions reductions was uncertain. In launching activewear brand Tentree in 2011, the goal was to start a business and use the profits to pay … Continue reading What fashion can learn from the apparel brand that plants 10 trees for every purchase

This Italian Instagram Is Turning Fast Food Wrappers Into Iconic Handbags

Vogue.com — Instagram: @camera60studio Founders: Chiara Rivituso and Matteo Bastiani Current location: Milan, Italy Day job: The two, who are engaged to be married and have worked alongside one another for several years, work in fashion design for other brands, focusing on bags and accessories. Bastiani is a technical consultant who creates prototypes and Rivituso is a pattern and product developer. The gist: Rivituso and Bastiani turn discarded packaging — … Continue reading This Italian Instagram Is Turning Fast Food Wrappers Into Iconic Handbags

What if Your Clothes Could Protect You From Viruses, Keep You Cool, and Simplify Your Life?

Vogue.com — A common sentiment about the rise of athleisure is that we need clothes that work harder for us. Leggings and sportswear move with our bodies, wick sweat, block UV rays, and generally “keep up” with our busy lifestyles, whether we’re working out or just running errands. For most of us, that’s the beginning and end of hard-working, high-tech fashion. As Vogue’s archive editor Laird … Continue reading What if Your Clothes Could Protect You From Viruses, Keep You Cool, and Simplify Your Life?

Nava Rose, TikTok’s DIY Star, Makes Outfits Out of Handbags

Vogue.com —- TikTok is largely dominated by trending songs, dance challenges, and overall embracing creativity, but it’s not as well known for its fashion scene. That being said, a stylish community is forming on the app—and Vogue is here to find the most inspiring, and most stylish, creators. This week’s must-follow account is Nava Rose (@the.navarose), a 29-year-old Filipino creator based in Los Angeles, California. She’s known … Continue reading Nava Rose, TikTok’s DIY Star, Makes Outfits Out of Handbags