The Radical Roots Of DIY Fashion Have Never Been More Relevant

The Radical Roots Of DIY Fashion Have Never Been More Relevant

Handmade fashion flourished during the 1960s and 1970s, mainly as a response to political unrest. Is it possible to be that radical today?

https://www.fastcodesign.com/3068706/the-radical-roots-of-diy-fashion-have-never-been-more-relevant

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The Radical Roots Of DIY Fashion Have Never Been More Relevant

What Does ‘Dress Like a Woman’ Mean? Designers Tackle the Question

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What does it really mean to “dress like a woman”? Social media recently took it upon itself to answer that question, after a brief flurry of rumors about a possible White House dress code. At the Grammys, so did Beyoncé, who apparently decided it meant looking like the golden goddess of fecundity. Now designers are having their turn. It is, after all, a question that lies at the heart of fashion, and that they, at least theoretically, are supposed to be asking themselves every season.

Of course, that doesn’t mean they always come up with viable answers.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/fashion/new-york-fashion-week-altuzarra-diane-von-furstenberg.html?&moduleDetail=section-news-3&action=click&contentCollection=Fashion%20%26%20Style&region=Footer&module=MoreInSection&version=WhatsNext&contentID=WhatsNext&pgtype=article

What Does ‘Dress Like a Woman’ Mean? Designers Tackle the Question

Why White? The Color Crossed Party Lines — and Into Newsrooms

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Melania Trump wore white on election night. (Photo: Getty Images)

The newsrooms and election headquarters were whitewashed last night, thanks to something that was more that just a wardrobe choice.

Hillary Clinton, Melania Trump, Savannah Guthrie and Dana Bash all rocked the noncolor on election night, and it probably wasn’t a coincidence.

https://www.yahoo.com/style/why-white-the-color-crossed-party-lines-and-into-newsrooms-202815840.html

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Why White? The Color Crossed Party Lines — and Into Newsrooms

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  • Not since NAFTA has US manufacturing been such a hot topic in politics. There are a handful of substantive issues that have come to define this election cycle, one being the loss and possible return of US manufacturing jobs in sectors from automobiles to apparel.

    In the 1960s, more than 95 percent of apparel bought in the US was made in the US. But increased free trade with China, starting in the 1980s, pushed that number down significantly. In 2015, 97 percent of clothes sold in the US were imported, not just from China, but also from other offshore manufacturing centres like Bangladesh, Vietnam, India and Indonesia.

    Now, after years of marketing messages proclaiming product quality and local job creation amongst the benefits of American-made goods, voters are asking: Doesn’t bringing large swaths of manufacturing activity back to the US make sense, for consumers, the economy and society at large?

    BoF examines the disadvantages and opportunities of producing clothing in America [Link in bio]. #Election2016

  • https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/intelligence/the-myth-of-made-in-america-ttp-agreement
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The bikini is old-fashioned – no wonder it’s dying

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The two-piece used to represent a saucy yet uncontroversial ideal of sex, summer and youth. Now its sales are tanking thanks to a combination of sun-avoidance, fitness, politics and, of course, fashion

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2016/aug/30/bikini-old-fashioned-dying-sex-summer-youth-sun-avoidance-fitness-politics-fashion

The bikini is old-fashioned – no wonder it’s dying