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Are knock-off fashion ‘dupes’ unethical? Ons vra 'n kenner

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Browse the makeup sections of Aldi, Lidl, Primark and many more, and it won’t be long before you come across “dupes”. Immensely popular with generation Z, these are near “duplicates” of luxury items created by budget ...

‘Fashion has no age’: the stylish senior citizens of Seoul

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Pots and pans, piles of shirts and shoes, jewellery-laden tables, and boxes brimming with bric-a-brac. In the tangle of streets near exit 3 of Seoul’s Dongmyo station, hundreds of vendors sell everything from old Inst...

Shein and the rise of ultra-fast fashion

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The Chinese fashion brand Shein found rapid success by catering to young shoppers whose tastes are driven by social media. But making fast fashion even faster comes at a cost ...

Ultra-fast fashion giant Shein accused of copying Zara designs

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The Chinese ultra-fast fashion website Shein has been accused of copying designs by high street rival Zara after dozens of images were shared on social media showing virtually identical garments from the two outlets. ...

Fashion, fabrics and fishtails – why we need to talk about what female classical performers wear

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Last November, pianist and scholar Dr Samantha Ege gave a recital of works by Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, and Vítězslava Kaprálová at Milton Court Concert Hall. It’s music that’s rarely heard on UK stages, and cri...

The return of the rug: could Macron’s hairy chest start a new fashion?

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Naam: Chest hair. Ouderdom: Until recently, it was believed to have been invented by Sean Connery and Burt Reynolds in the 60s and 70s. Chest hair is now thought to have been around as long as man himself, but has come and...

Gilded Age corsets poised to make the next fashion breakthrough

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Corsets, bustles, satins and ruffles: the Gilded Age’s fashion comeback could soon be complete after American Vogue announced it as this year’s theme for New York’s Met Gala. This season’s flirtation with the corset t...

Why ‘eco-conscious’ fashion brands can continue to increase emissions

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Fashion accounts for 10% of the world’s carbon emissions and is the second-most polluting industry in the world. But in an increasingly climate-conscious society, it is increasingly trying to present itself as sustain...

Balaclava fashion trend is ‘threatening to women’

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A growing fashion trend for men’s balaclavas that has seen sales surge has been condemned as inappropriate – because of the garments’ association with attacks on women. The fashion for face-covering headgear has been ...

On pointe: fashion leaps for ballet look after bagginess of lockdown

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Fashion has decided that it is time to raise the barre and to embrace the ballet look. This week British Vogue unveiled its April cover, featuring Anya Taylor-Joy of The Queen’s Gambit. Featuring tulle dresses and mes...

French fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier dies at 78

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Patrick Demarchelier, the fashion photographer who worked with high-profile figures including Diana, Prinses van Wallis, is op die ouderdom van 78. His death was announced by his representatives on Instagram on Thursda...

EU wants to force fashion firms to make clothes more durable and recyclable

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The European Commission is calling for an end to fast fashion by 2030, as it announced a vast expansion of eco-design rules that could in future apply to any product, starting with textiles. The EU executive also want...

Chest in show: Timothée Chalamet gives 2022’s Oscar red carpet its biggest fashion moment

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By turning up to the 2022 Oscars sans-shirt, Timothée Chalamet gave the red carpet its biggest fashion moment. Not since Jennifer Lopez wore that Versace dress to the Grammys has bare décolletage warranted so much dis...

Birkenstock and Manolo Blahnik: is this the most unlikely fashion pairing ever?

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Sometimes the most exciting collaborations happen when the participants are so distinct that they have no clear connection. Byvoorbeeld, no two shoe designers have less overlap than Birkenstock and Manolo Blahnik, die...

Alexa Chung to close fashion label, citing ‘challenging’ conditions

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The celebrity TV presenter and influencer Alexa Chung has announced she is to close her eponymous fashion label after five years due to economic pressures caused by the pandemic. The label, which showed twice at Londo...

Chanel leaves Paris fashion crowd pleased with tweeds

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Coco Chanel borrowed her first tweed jacket from the Duke of Westminster, her lover, in 1924; within a year she had made the look her own, with a tweed skirt suit appearing in her Paris collection for the first time. ...

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