Day: October 18, 2021

Why Billy Porter Is Calling Out Vogue for Harry Styles Cover – E! Online

When it comes to Harry Styles‘ historic Vogue cover, Billy Porter has made it clear he doesn’t think the choice was all that golden. 

The One Direction alum became the first man to appear solo on the cover of the iconic fashion magazine in all of its 127-year history. The milestone was made even more significant when he posed in a dress topped with a Gucci jacket. However, Porter, synonymous with gender-bending style, was not as quick to applaud the watershed moment. 

“I feel like the fashion industry has accepted me because they have to. I’m not necessarily convinced and here is why,” Porter told The Sunday Times. “I created the conversation [about non-binary fashion] and yet Vogue still put Harry Styles, a straight white man, in a dress on their cover for the first time.”

“I’m not dragging Harry Styles, but he is the one you’re going

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Here’s Who Is Hiring in Fashion Design and Production | Careers

BoF Careers has collated the most exciting job opportunities in fashion design and production currently featured on our platform. Spanning functional expertise and seniority you can browse live opportunities from Moncler, Casablanca Paris, Coach, PVH and 50 more of fashion’s most prestigious employers below.

Indeed, the parameters and priorities of fashion design and production are changing as the fashion industry responds to consumer sentiment around the climate crisis. More than three in five consumers said environmental impact is an important factor in making purchasing decisions, leading executives to employ various strategies to avoid overstock in the future, from reducing the number of collections they produce a year to reducing product development lead times, according to BoF and McKinsey & Co.’s State of Fashion Report 2021. Still, garment production volumes are predicted to grow by 2.7 percent annually between now and 2030.

Tools such as virtual sampling, digital material libraries and

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‘The beauty industry is failing women with dark skin. And it needs to change.’



'The beauty industry is failing women with dark skin. And it needs to change.'


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‘The beauty industry is failing women with dark skin. And it needs to change.’

I’ve been into beauty since the first time I saw my mum look into her compact mirror and apply a generous swipe or two of lipstick. The shade she had on was called ‘crimson’. She got it from Myer back when they were called Grace Brothers and it was her favourite shade – she had multiples. 

I recall her mentioning that the reason she loved it was because it was the perfect shade for black women. I nodded back then, not completely understanding the connotation. 

Little did I know some twenty years later, I’d be dealing with the same lack of options for women of colour.

So, what does it look like to be failed by the beauty industry?

It looks like going to Priceline and seeing absolutely no shades darker than

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