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EXCLUSIVE: Beyoncé Wants to Change the Conversation

EXCLUSIVE: Beyoncé Wants to Change the Conversation

Beyoncé wears: Nylon-blend hoodie, $30, cotton sweatpants, $52, both, Ivy Park, collection at Topshop stores nationwide. Nylon Lycra swimsuit, Norma Kamali, $150. Dancer, left, wears: Elastane-blend tank, Ivy Park, $35. Stretch-cotton jumper shorts, KD New York, $78. Dancer, center, wears: Elastane-blend crop top, $35, leggings, $65, cotton sweatshirt (at waist),$52, all, Ivy Park. Dancer, right, […]

Save our sari: Manish Malhotra rewinds Indian fashion back to ancient crafts

Save our sari: Manish Malhotra rewinds Indian fashion back to ancient crafts

Down in the modest basement of one of Mumbai’s most exclusive clothing stores, there’s a buzz. Sprawled over a large square table, the latest saris from Manish Malhotra‘s new “Regal Threads” line have arrived from his factory. His team checks and irons the delicate fabrics, before delivering them to the shop floor. “It’s all about […]

Can the Throw-Away Fashion Industry Lead a New Trend Toward Sustainability?

Can the Throw-Away Fashion Industry Lead a New Trend Toward Sustainability?

After oil, fashion is the most polluting industry on the globe, believes Simone Cipriani, founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative. But as many industries, from automobiles to agriculture, try to make their products and processes greener, the fashion industry – hardly a leader in conversations on reducing climate change – is starting to shift as […]

These fashion movers and shakers will inspire wardrobe envy

These fashion movers and shakers will inspire wardrobe envy

Their clothes are bold, inspired by Africa’s traditional colors and textures, and they are making an impact far beyond their home continent. A new generation of young African fashion bloggers and designers are interpreting heritage garments in a contemporary context, using the power of social media to spread their aesthetic. “Fashion from Africa is as […]

Ajak Deng Announces she is Retiring from Fashion

Ajak Deng Announces she is Retiring from Fashion

South Sudanese model Ajak Deng has announced she is retiring from international runways and moving back to Australia where her career started, for “the life that I fully deserved [sic]” in her own words. The model made the announcement today on her Instagram account 67.000+ followers. The 26-year-old’s farewell comes following claims from her manager that his client […]

Plus-size model Philomena Kwao laments the lack of black women in fashion

Plus-size model Philomena Kwao laments the lack of black women in fashion

With size 14 stunner Ashley Graham covering the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, it truly seems like the plus-size industry is making major strides in the media — but according to Philomena Kwao, it still has a long way to go. The 26-year-old Ghanaian-British model says that in spite of the growing acceptance of curvy women […]

This corset ad was banned in the UK for being terrible for women’s body image

This corset ad was banned in the UK for being terrible for women’s body image

Corsets, the fashion garments have been making it impossible to breathe  making your waist look smaller for centuries, have experienced a renaissance of sorts in the past few years, with spokespeople like the Kardashians advocating the latest incarnation, the “waist-training” corset that purports to, um, teach your waist to be smaller? Even though experts have debunked the myth […]

How To Get A Modelling Contract

How To Get A Modelling Contract

For anyone who has ever spent their work day fantasising about being spotted by a model scout, Olajumoke Orisaguna’s remarkable story is the stuff of your most wishful daydreams. Orisaguna, 27, was working as a bread seller in Lagos, Nigeria, when she unintentionally walked into a shot photographer Ty Bello had lined up of Tinie […]

Inside the booming Muslim fashion industry

Inside the booming Muslim fashion industry

Anas Silwood moved to Jordan from Britain to study Arabic back in 2000. The 20-something was supposed to stay for only a few months, but he soon decided Amman was the place he wanted to be. He learned Arabic, converted to Islam and settled. “Every time I went back to the UK I had the […]

What Women Over 50 Shouldn’t Wear: Part II

What Women Over 50 Shouldn’t Wear: Part II

In revisiting this theme, it became glaringly obvious that I left some things off the “what not to wear” list. Bitterness — When you are bitter, then you get lip lines. You know those lines. The lines that makes your lipstick bleed up onto your face. When you are bitter, you make a face that […]

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