Here’s what shaped fashion in 2021

Congratulations, my dears! We made it! While 2021 may have been marred by total existential precarity — and, to be honest, 2022 looks like it will be, too — in the face of all the challenges, fashion has thrived. Even when we were all confined within four walls, brands big and small seized the opportunity to innovate online — and when physical fashion weeks eventually did return, they did so with a bang. Of course, that’s not all that happened — this was also a year in which fashion proved its multimedia potential, ripping up the old rulebook regarding how things should be done and breaching newground in the worlds of entertainment, social media, and even the bold horizons of the metaverse. Here, we unpack some of the key conversation topics that shaped the industry this year.

Fashion enters its entertainment era

There’s no contesting that some of 2021’s real

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Here’s how the process works

Tokenization of credit and debit cards for safe online shopping from Jan: Here’s how the process works

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Tokenization of credit and debit cards for safe online shopping from Jan: Here’s how the process works

From January 1, 2022, the way you use your credit or debit cards while shopping on Amazon, Flipkart, BigBasket, Myntra, etc., will change. You would no longer be required to save your 16-digit card number and the card expiry date on the merchant’s website. As per the new rules set by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the only way that you can conveniently make a card payment repeatedly is through a new process called ‘tokenisation.’

What is card tokenisation?

When you shop online or even book tickets on travel portals, you tend to save your credit card details in those websites. So, you just don’t need to remember your card details each time you shop. Just enter the CVV and you check out in a matter of seconds.


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Here’s Everything to Know About The Curse of Von Dutch , Hulu’s New True-Crime Series

When trends turn tragic.

Hulu’s upcoming true-crime series, The Curse of Von Dutch: A Brand to Die For, explores the rise and fall of the iconic Y2K fashion brand known for its trucker hats and A-listers who deemed them cool.

Although Vogue thinks of trucker hats as “one of the biggest tacky-chic accessories of the era,” the outlet also considers Von Dutch “the It label of the time period.”

Hulu’s character-driven saga chronicles the true story behind the Von Dutch brand while exploring the complexity of company control and controversy in a three-part docuseries premiering on Nov. 18. Venice Beach surfers, European fashionistas, gangsters, and Hollywood movers and shakers vied to gain ownership, while the brand’s trucker-hat product transformed from an obscure fashion accessory to a popular fashion necessity among consumers and celebrities in the 2000s.

RELATED: Kendall Jenner Debuts Extensions Underneath Von Dutch Trucker Hat at

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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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