Technology Take Over at Dolce & Gabbana

 

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The future is technology and it’s even flying its way into the Fashion Industry. Milan Fashion Week hosted Dolce & Gabbana’s 2018 collection, Catholic Cathedral style showcasing their “Fashion Devotion“. Their collection exhibited jewel encrusted sandals and handbags, statement sunnies with oversized lettering, and their utter devotion to fashion as “fashion devotion” was stitched on many different pieces.

However the talk of the show was it’s opening where eight drones replaced the 6 ft models we’re so used to gazing over. The drones flew out carrying leather and jeweled handbags from Gabbana’s Winter/Fall collection. If you didn’t see a need for a drone before…you may rethink it once you see the convenience of beauty being flown straight past you!

 

 

The True Cost of Global Fashion

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Who made your clothes? A question every consumer must engage themselves and their fellow consumers with.

 

Did you know that clothing is the third largest polluter in the world?

True cost, a film directed by Andrew Morgan is a REAL story about clothing, the people who make them and the impact they have on the world, where Greed, Power, and Poverty coexist. The Fashion industry is exploding in growth with the emergence of Fast Fashion Brands like H&M, Gap, and Zara which are able to produce 52 seasons a year. This sort of production is outsourced from areas like Dhaka Bangladesh in which labor unions do not exist and they are among the lowest paid wages in the world. Allowing these brands to profit from their use of cheaper labor in foreign countries.

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Along with the issues of pay inequality and humane work environments Fast Fashion has also attributed to the rise in our worlds pollution. Did you know that the average American produces 82 pounds of textile waste each year? This amounts to 11 million tons of waste that is non biodegradable, meaning it sits in land fills for 200 years releasing harmful toxins!

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What’s worse is that it doesn’t just end here, as advertising continues to increase and entice the consumers they are left craving more and more. In a result companies are going to the extent of Genetically modifying seeds in order to produce more cotton. These fields are highly fertilized with pesticides increasing pollution in effect causing birth defects and cancers among young children and workers!

Today we have some of the highest levels of inequality and environmental destruction the world has ever seen. As Consumers and emerging Fashion Designers we must find a way to continue to operate in a globalized world that also values the people and planet that are essential to this growth.

 

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NYFW Cushnie et Ochs, Alexander Wang, & Bottega Veneta

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“ WE LIKE TO LET A WOMAN’S
MOST FEMININE SIDE SHINE.
HER MOST BEAUTIFUL, MOST
ALLURING AND SEDUCTIVE SIDE.”

Designers Carly Cushnie & Michelle Ochs celebrate their ten year anniversary of Cushnie et Ochs at NYFW and they are here for the long haul!

Alexander Wang

Wang finished out his (last) Fall Ready to Wear show with a collection channeling the Matrix with sleek leather coats, chained bags, and sunglasses Keanu Reeves would be jealous of!

Bottega Veneta

Whether you enjoy wearing your silk pjs to bed or breakfast you’d fit right in to the latest Collection by Bottega Veneta. Not only was a silk set layered with a finely trimmed coat but the collection was also accented with the stripes of a tiger. Fierce yet effortless? You decide!