How the pandemic is changing high fashion

May 27, 2020
Gucci's the latest designer to announce it's changing the way the industry does business.
Gucci's Spring/Summer 2020 runway show in Milan in 2019. The brand announced it is officially abandoning the traditional fashion seasons.
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Rethinking the runway fashion show

Mar 2, 2020
Some designers and industry leaders are making their runway shows more environmentally friendly.
A model walks the runway during Paris Fashion Week.
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Washington clothing designers want a fashion industry for the capital

Jan 2, 2020
Small-scale designers and boutique owners in the nation’s capital are trying to build the city’s fashion industry from the ground up.
Stacey Price owns Shop Made in D.C., a local boutique that sells clothing, accessories and art by Washington designers.
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New York Fashion Week slims down to five days

Sep 6, 2019
The event generates $600 million, but critics said it had grown too big and unwieldy.
A model walks the runway for the Elie Tahari show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Spring Studios on Sept 5.
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Who will end fast fashion?

Sep 5, 2019
An excerpt from Dana Thomas' "Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes" looks at Amazon's push to become a leading apparel retailer.
Shoppers browse through racks of clothing at a department store in 2010 in New York City.
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Cheap clothes aren't disposable

Elizabeth L. Cline follows up on her book about the high cost of fast fashion with a guide on creating a sustainable and ethical wardrobe.
A woman peruses Thrift Town in San Francisco, California.
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The smiley face business is booming thanks to the fashion industry

Jul 8, 2019
Wall Street Journal fashion editor Jacob Gallagher explains what's driving the million-dollar smiley face licensing business.
Fashion designer Jeremy Scott arrives on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2014 at the Forum in Inglewood, California.
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Sustainability, while fashionable, is a challenge for the industry

May 15, 2019
The drive for environmental sustainability will need to pick up if it is to match the industry's rapid growth.
A craftwoman passes by pieces of leather on October 12, 2018 at the Louis Vuitton leather work factory in Juilley, western France. Fashion giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has signed a five-year biodiversity partnership with UNESCO, committing to an ambitious set of environmental goals.
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Remembering Karl Lagerfeld, a creative force in the business of fashion

Feb 19, 2019
The fashion house Chanel announced its creative director died today.
Karl Lagerfeld before the opening of his photo exhibition entitled 'Little Black Jacket' at the Grand Palais in Paris, France on November 8, 2012.
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The next round of tariffs will hit the U.S. fashion industry

Sep 17, 2018
"There aren't a lot of places that can replace China," says Julia Hughes, president of the U.S. Fashion Industry Association.
A patternmaker works on a garment in New York City in 2014.
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