‘Sustainable’ brand Coach is destroying unsold products

‘Sustainable’ brand Coach is destroying unsold products

The brand is facing allegations that it slashes defective in-store returns before throwing them away, refuting its self-proclaimed commitment to a circular fashion economy. Scrolling through TikTok this week, you might’ve come across @thetrashwalker’s now-viral video accusing luxury design house Coach of ordering employers to ‘deliberately slash’ unwanted yet perfectly...

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Vogue Italia criticised for ‘hypocritical’ magazine cover

Vogue Italia criticised for ‘hypocritical’ magazine cover

Everything is not what it seems in this month’s Vogue Italia magazine cover. Not pictured behind the featured blue ocean abyss lies the source of over 100 years of environmental destruction. As summer comes to a close and autumn arrives in the Northern Hemisphere, it brings with it a sense of change. It’s understandable, then, that for Vogue Italia’s September issue, a shoot location near water – signifying rebirth, clarity,...

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Does fashion really have a place in politics?

Does fashion really have a place in politics?

In lieu of congresswoman AOC’s Met ball dress, here’s a look at the intrinsic politics of fashion – and why we need to stop denying it. The Costume Institute of New York threw its annual Met ball last Monday, the first to emerge since the pandemic. As expected, none of us can stop talking about it. Between the frenzied meme-ificaiton of A$AP Rocky’s quilt and Kim Kardashian’s… shadow, it...

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Kering bans fur across all its businesses

Kering bans fur across all its businesses

By next year, the luxury parent company behind brands such as Balenciaga, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, and Yves Saint Laurent will have officially phased out the use of fur altogether. Over the past few years, almost every top designer - from Chanel to Prada - has shed animal fur from their collections. The state of California has outright banned it, Queen Elizabeth II has renounced it, and in 2020, PETA retired its decades-long...

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Why this year’s MET Gala was the most progressive yet

Why this year’s MET Gala was the most progressive yet

The return of the most experimental fashion event of the year gave us more than just outfits to talk about. Let’s face it, the world is changing at a rapid pace. So much so that even the biggest event in fashion is not exempt from displays of social and political activism. For those who were generally confused about this year’s Met Gala styles (it’s been perceived as one of the least...

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