Day: May 27, 2022

A look at Queen Elizabeth’s unique fashion style

STORY: Queen Elizabeth is known for her unique fashion style

Brightly colored outfits with matching hats

paired with black pumps and an omnipresent handbag

have become staples for the British monarch


“The queen’s style is so unique because she has developed her own consistent signature style. A lot of people, myself included, think of it as a uniform because there are several pieces that she wears consistently. She has the same shape hat, the same silhouette of coat, those fantastic block black heels, her three strands of pearls. But then also within those guardrails, she has a lot of fun with fashion, right?”

At the start of the Queen’s reign 70 years ago

her outfits were made by royal designers Hardy Amies and Norman Hartnell

who created her wedding and coronation gowns

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Minnesota Indigenous fashion designer hits Duluth, NYC runways with collective – InForum

MCGREGOR, Minn. — Amber Buckanaga adjusts square cuts of fabric on her sewing table. Some are plaid green, black on white, or red resting on a cream backdrop. But, what Buckanaga sees is much more.

A thigh-length jacket with wide sleeves that bloom at the wrists, she says, holding one swath. “This one’s going to be a half-zip hoodie with applique and ribbon work,” she adds, thumbing another.

The Ojibwe fashion designer is behind

Buckanaga Social Club

, a collective of four Indigenous artists whose traditional creations with a modern twist have been featured from the Duluth Art Institute to a New York City runway.

Each member’s talents span multiple mediums: Buckanaga (fashion, beadwork, leather work); Chelsy Wilkie (blankets, bags, jewelry); Sophie Glass (multimedia painting, jewelry); and Buckanaga’s sister, Alyssa (beadwork, leatherwork).

Along with offering classes, the collective hosts events that showcase Indigenous-made work.

Amber Buckanaga works on her clothing designs.
Amber Buckanaga sows ribbon onto a
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How French Retail Is Spearheading Circular Fashion; Vestiaire Collective, Printemps, Galeries Lafayette

If Vestiaire Collective’s March acquisition of U.S. resale marketplace Tradesy put the French company head to head with behemoth The Real Real, the deal also spotlighted French retail’s progressive, vanguard mentality when it comes to circular fashion.

In France, buying secondhand comes second nature. “Vintage fashion and savvy shopping have always been part of French culture,” says Alix Morabito, Galeries Lafayette Head of Womenswear, Kids and Lingerie, Trade Marketing and Special Projects, citing Paris’s plethora of thrift shops and flea markets. This motivation springs from both “economic advantage and the desirability of the past,” she adds.

Indeed, while B-Corp certified Vestiaire Collective continues to innovate with a new and ultra sustainable central Paris headquarters, — inaugurated this week — luxury department store players Printemps and Galeries Lafayette are evolving their own ongoing

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