How cutting international students will affect fashion

Central Saint Martins pupils discuss the government’s draconian new plans to halve international student visas.

“This is just another example of conservative politics exaggerating the threat of immigration and focusing on a sector of the immigrating population that is both legal and documented” – Edwin Mohney, MA Fashion, Central Saint Martins.

http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/34026/1/how-the-govts-overseas-student-laws-could-affect-fashion

How cutting international students will affect fashion

On the Seoul train: Local labels that will turn you into a K-fashion convert

In our second instalment of Korea’s need-to-know labels, we turn our attention to the generation leading the K-fashion bandwagon — despite not having a show at Seoul Fashion Week.

http://www.buro247.sg/fashion/buro-loves/korean-brands-to-shop-know-andersson-bell-99is.html

On the Seoul train: Local labels that will turn you into a K-fashion convert

Gender by Design

Gender by design. Fashion is a new way into the feminist conversation. With designers such as Timur Kim, and Grace Wales Bonner, furthering the new feminist agenda by creating clothes that unite rather than divide. Their designs elicit a sex-positive strength that reinforces the gradual dissolution of gender binaries in the fashion industry. Supporting their efforts are independent publications such as The Gentlewoman, and Riposte, who encourage the application of feminist thinking in all areas of the arts, both online and offline. The growing support from the editorial industry is crucial, as it motivates artists with similar principles to create enduring, referential and self-explicating work. Moving our culture and communities towards a shared value system based on equality and helping gender bias to dissipate.

“Gender by Design”, by Emily Stoker

Gender by Design

Yves Is Back at Saint Laurent

Despite focusing on “design, not styling,” for all its low-cut, thigh-high zing, Anthony Vaccarello’s debut played it safe.

PARIS, France — “A clin d’oeil, a wink,” was Anthony Vaccarello’s description of his debut at Saint Laurent on Monday night. He wanted to lighten the legacy he’s inherited. “It’s heavy,” he said. “Everyone has their own interpretation, and I know I can’t please everyone. But neither could Yves.”

Or, he might have added, the handful of designers who have carried the torch since Saint Laurent’s retirement in 2002: Alber Elbaz, Tom Ford, Stefano Pilatiand, most controversially, Hedi Slimane, who has left Vaccarello with a billion-dollar business to sustain. Vaccarello insisted they’d all inspired him in some way, if only because their work for the house consolidated just how strong its design DNA was.

Yves Is Back at Saint Laurent

How did converse become popular?

How did converse become popular?