Fashion

The avant-garde fashion fans making resale more than shopping

Almost two years on, it’s clear that the pandemic ushered in a seismic shift in how we interact with fashion. Since the implementation of lockdowns worldwide, internet shopping has become the most prevalent way that we buy our clothes. In particular, buying and selling pre-loved luxury pieces has become the side hustle du jour. Depops popped and Instagram shops opened their digital doors to a whole new market of youths desperate for a bargain piece of fashion’s past. 

In particular, this desire has been driven by the proliferation of ‘archival’ fashion Instagram accounts. Moodboards with runway images of obscure brands from the 1990s screenshotted from Tumblr, or Comme des Garçons campaign imagery nicked from Pinterest, have become one of the most common ways we interact with fashion imagery. And to accompany this growing interest, some savvy people have worked out that you can capitalise on this particular trend. 

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Chinese fashion photographer in Dior controversy apologizes

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Women wearing masks walk past an ad for Dior at a mall in Beijing, China, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. A renowned Chinese fashion photographer has apologized for her past work after online critics called it insulting to the Chinese people and fashion house Dior removed one of her photos from a show in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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A renowned Chinese fashion photographer has apologized for her past work after online critics called it insulting to the Chinese people and fashion house Dior removed one of her photos from a show in Shanghai.

Chen Man acknowledged the criticism of her earlier work, including “Young Pioneers,” a series of images of a young model with backdrops of major landmarks such as China’s massive Three Gorges Dam or with an image of the country’s first lunar orbiter flying out from under her dress.

The criticism was

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France’s Leading Fashion School Inaugurates New Campus

PARIS – Almost three years after launching with plans to become “the world’s best fashion school,” the Institut Français de la Mode on Wednesday officially inaugurated its new campus in Paris in the presence of industry heavy hitters and students ranging from pattern makers to future managers.

Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire joined executives including Sidney Toledano, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH Fashion Group; Bruno Pavlovsky, president of fashion and president of Chanel SAS; Guillaume de Seynes, managing director of Hermès, and Pascal Morand, executive president of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode.

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Le Maire noted that French fashion generates annual revenues of 150 billion euros and employs 600,000 people.

“You represent a vital economic sector for France. It’s not an accessory,” said the minister, whose office overlooks the IFM headquarters at the Cité de la mode et du design,

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Anthropologie is having a massive Black Friday 2021 sale on fashion, home decor and more

Anthropologie is having a massive Black Friday 2021 sale on fashion, home decor and more

Anthropologie is having a massive Black Friday 2021 sale on fashion, home decor and more

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Black Friday is officially here—well, not quite, but the Black Friday deals are already well underway. Shoppers are in luck, as Anthropologie has plenty of massive discounts ahead of Black Friday on all-things home and fashion, from jeans to vases to throw blankets.

If you’re in the market for an elevated gown for a holiday party or an upcoming wedding you’re attending, you can snag this stunning Jenny Yoo Ellis Velvet Dress—available in standard and plus sizing—for $250, a $90 drop in the original price. For everyday attire, these easy-to-style Paige Brigitte Slim Boyfriend Jeans are a whopping $69.95, originally $215, and these on-trend Citizens of Humanity Marlee Relaxed Taper Jeans are now only $139.95,

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