Dior comes under fire for labour conditions

Dior comes under fire for labour conditions

A recent investigation into factories in Italy found the luxury brand guilty of exploiting contractors. Like most luxury fashion brands, Dior is renowned for their elegance and meticulous craftsmanship. The company has long prided themselves on the savoir faire required to make their products – particularly their handbags, widely considered Dior’s most...

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Exploring the irony of the Met Gala’s ‘Garden of Time’ theme

Exploring the irony of the Met Gala’s ‘Garden of Time’ theme

Drawing inspiration from a dystopian novel, this year’s Met Gala theme is either purposefully or unintentionally a huge nod to the state of our planet and society in the 21st century. On the first Monday of May, the annual Met Gala event – also known as the ‘Fashion Oscars’ – will return to New York City. This year’s theme is based on a book named The Garden of Time and is...

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Is Rihanna’s use of religious fashion as problematic as people think?

Is Rihanna’s use of religious fashion as problematic as people think?

Never shy of causing a stir, global superstar Rihanna has drawn criticism after dressing up as a nun in her latest cover shoot for Interview Magazine – but some argue that the offended are missing the point. Celebrities have been using religious symbolism in their work for decades and – despite frequent backlash from the public – it doesn’t seem to be slowing anytime soon. To list just a few examples,...

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Copenhagen introduces ban on exotic skins at Fashion Week

Copenhagen introduces ban on exotic skins at Fashion Week

Just two years after it prohibited animal fur, Copenhagen has announced exotic animal skins and feathers will also be banned from its fashion week runways.   Shows full of animal feathers and skins at fashion week? Groundbreaking. That’s the stance organisers of Copenhagen Fashion Week have taken as of late, announcing a ban on collections featuring exotic skins and feathers that will begin next year. This move has cemented Copenhagen as a...

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This beauty company sells discounted cosmetics destined for landfill

This beauty company sells discounted cosmetics destined for landfill

Each year in the UK, around 90 million beauty products are discarded before they even hit store shelves. One women-owned retailer is selling them for a fraction of the price online with the ultimate goal of cutting down on cosmetic waste. Beauty companies may have concealed their wasteful practices for many decades, but the truth has finally come to light… and it’s not pretty. The industry is notorious for contributing massively...

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