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How to Become a Fashion Designer | Best Colleges

The greatest thrill of being a fashion designer, many of them say, has nothing to do with dressing up supermodels for glamorous events and watching them walk down runways wearing the clothing you designed – though that is a plus and a sign of success. What makes the job truly exciting, several designers say, is watching an everyday person smile when they put on an outfit you created that makes them feel confident.

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“As far as the most gratifying thing, it’s hearing and seeing people’s reactions to the clothes and hearing them say, ‘I feel comfortable,'” says

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Goblincore: the fashion trend that embraces ‘chaos, dirt and mud’ | Fashion

Mushrooms, toads and moss might not be the most celebrated of nature’s creations, but thanks to goblincore, an aesthetic that is blossoming online as well as in forests, the danker, gnarlier side of nature is enjoying a moment in the sun.

According to the TikTok user @froggiecrocs, AKA Parker, who has more than 90,000 followers who tune in for his goblincore content, it “romanticizes the ugly, lesser appreciated parts of the natural world”. Its trappings include animal skulls and earthworms and its influences range from David Bowie in Labyrinth to the Twilight Saga. According to the trends expert

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Can Stella McCartney Clean Up Fashion? | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

“We are literally getting away with murder,” Stella McCartney said through her computer screen. A week earlier, she’d delivered this message to a group of the world’s most powerful leaders at the G7 summit in Cornwall, England.

The designer’s pitch was simple: government regulators and policy-makers need to stop giving fashion a pass. Instead, they should treat it like the automotive sector or any other big, heavily polluting industry, with tougher oversight and stronger incentives to reduce environmental impact.

“There needs to be policies set in place to police our industry,” McCartney said. “Certainly the industry has fallen short …

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Times Fashion Journalists Reflect on Returning to the Runway

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The pandemic shook the fashion industry to its core. Stores closed, manufacturing slowed or stopped, companies filed for bankruptcy, and the shows — the grand, crowded celebration of the designs — shifted to virtual moments. But this month in Paris, the haute couture shows were largely back. Celebrities were in the front row. Stilettos clacked. And for the first time in a year and a half, journalists could again experience these creations in the round. Vanessa Friedman, the fashion director

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Athens fashion and music come together for Creations By Rise concert

When Athens businesses report success stories from 2020-21, they are mostly of the “how we survived” variety, peppered with details about how a joint effort between the owners and the local community helped keep them afloat during a historically strenuous time. 

For Creations by Rise owner Kristen Joseph, it was that time that motivated her to start her business. The crochet fashion designer, who goes by Rise, has an event scheduled to celebrate a successful first year, but she plans to relax rather than work.

The Creations By Rise Anniversary Concert is set to take place at Flicker Theatre and

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The Best New Arrivals to Shop in Fashion This Week

Hill House Home recently released its mermaid collection, complete with silk pillowcases, sheet sets, terry dresses that make for perfect poolside cover-ups, and feminine tank tops that all riff off of the brand’s signature nap dress.

Hill House Home Sisi silk pillowcase

Hill House Home Roxie nap dress

Hill House Home Paz crop top

Hill House Home women’s hotel robe

Photo: Courtesy of Calypso St. Barth

After a multiyear hiatus (the label halted production in 2017), Calypso St. Barth is back. It’s just been relaunched with a new look, but the brand maintains its vacation-ready identity. Its latest collection sees

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Shein, Zara, and ASOS: Gen Z doesn’t know a world without fast fashion

Millions of Americans, specifically those born around or after the year 2000, have never inhabited a world without fast fashion. They became shoppers at the height of its boom: Retailers like ASOS drop at least 5,000 new styles a week, and Shein offers 700 to 1,000 new styles daily. And while these young shoppers are increasingly wary of the evils of fast fashion, they have little room to protest. They buy what’s available, and what’s available is generally fast.

This pace is a relatively modern innovation. Garment production has quietly accelerated to breakneck speeds over the past three

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Eid al Adha 2021’s Fashion Trend Is Sustainability : NPR

Fatima Ibrahim wears Haute Hijab’s recycled chiffon hijab on Eid al-Fitr.

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Fatima Ibrahim wears Haute Hijab’s recycled chiffon hijab on Eid al-Fitr.

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This week, Muslims around the world will finally be able to debut their finest abayas, salwar kameezes, kaftans and thobes they’ve been saving in the backs of their closets for three pandemic Eids. For a growing number who have rethought their fashion choices during that time, those glitzy, intricately woven pieces will be more sustainable.

Eid al-Adha, the Muslim holiday marking the culmination of the Hajj pilgrimage, begins

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Here’s How Fast-Fashion Brands Can Legally Copy Indie Designers : NPR

A Shein app, here in a photo illustration, in the IOS App Store in Bargteheide, Germany. Shein has become the most-installed shopping app in America.

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A Shein app, here in a photo illustration, in the IOS App Store in Bargteheide, Germany. Shein has become the most-installed shopping app in America.

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Shein may have the fast-fashion market cornered, but a growing number of its customers are calling for increased accountability from the company as indie designers

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