The growing push for size inclusivity in fashion faces some obstacles

Jun 28, 2022
"Plus-size women make up more than half the market, and yet, plus-size clothes only make up 19% of all apparel on the market," says Elizabeth Segran, senior staff writer at Fast Company.
Sixty-eight percent of American women wear a size 14 or larger, according to a 2016 estimate.
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Muslim entrepreneur brings modest fashion to her Maine community

Mar 8, 2022
Israa Enan started her own clothing boutique to sell hijabs to meet the needs of a new generation of Muslim consumers.
In her hometown of Biddeford, Maine, Israa Enan holds up a hijab from her new clothing line, Muharah Collection.
Ari Snider

We're beginning to dress like we have somewhere to go

Mar 4, 2021
An uptick in dress sales at Urban Outfitters suggests that people are looking ahead to a time when it's safer to socialize.
Is it time to trade athleisure for dresses to be seen in the real world?
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As New York Fashion Week begins, the clothing industry ponders its future

Feb 15, 2021
Looking past the pandemic, comfort and color may be on the horizon.
A model walks the runway for Christopher John Rogers during New York Fashion Week in 2020. This year, the runways are mostly virtual.
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Rihanna puts her Fenty fashion "house" on hold

Feb 11, 2021
Fenty is essentially a startup within an established brand that has faced challenges during the pandemic.
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"So Many Thoughts" on the booming business of royal fashion

Nov 17, 2020
What a royal wears on an official engagement can lead to sold-out items within minutes. Author and blogger Elizabeth Holmes explains.
Princess Diana made fashion a part of the royal image. Above, she arrives at the Palace of Versailles in 1994 in a Catherine Walker black velvet and beaded evening gown.
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High fashion in Italy faces "strange," uncertain times

Nov 3, 2020
The owner of a hand-embroidery business in Milan describes how the pandemic has affected her work and life.
Models are seen backstage at the Drome fashion show during the Milan Women's Fashion Week on Sept. 26.
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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.
Mikaela Lefrak