Wednesday, April 29, 2015

trend: pants that will survive a flood

Did you go out for a stroll today thinking you could get away with wearing shorts? And you could get away with shorts between the balmy hours of 12PM and 5PM. People were probably envious of all the shorts wearers, but come dusk you guys better have a contingency plan because while it feels like summer, it's not summer.

I call it premature-shortulation. Or just being Canadian.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

chloe sevigny on coolness and sustainability

The Internet is confounded by a dichotomy right now and is trying to grasp a happy medium. Non-Internet user and authentic cool girl Chloe Sevigny is interviewed by militant Internet user Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller in the latest issue of The Edit. On thing they have in common is their love of culottes and individuality through clothes.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

discourse on sustainability

Imran Amed, the founder of The Business of Fashion would like to formally get the discussion flowing on a issue that is facing the fashion industry: sustainability. With the increasing demand of designers forced to spew a few collections a year (resort, pre-spring, courture, fall, etc) and fast fashion retailers have even more pressure to release new clothes weekly, if not daily, then what is our responsibility as the consumer? The fashion industry?

What got me interested about this sustainability dialogue is a quote by Amed in Dansk magazine who he quotes, but doesn't identify who these industry people are, but regardless he purports that "According to some people, fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world."

Monday, April 6, 2015

boyfriends now obliged to offer sartorial advice

This post is dedicated to all the heterosexual men who often say nice, insincere compliments to their significant other when shopping - when really they shouldn't - to avoid repercussions. Sex is important to you, I get it, blue balls are terrible and unspeakable. However, now that you know the difference between wool and acrylic, blouse and shirt, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, you should offer her educated sartorial advice rather than the banal response of: "yeah, it looks good".

Thursday, April 2, 2015

oppress women while looking good

If I learned anything from my advertising class from university, it's that the women's market is over-saturated (look what happened to Marc by Marc Jacobs recently) and the men's market is beginning to grow exponentially and readers, that means money.