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Addressing dismal working conditions in a glamorous industry

Feb 13, 2024
Proposed legislation in New York state would increase labor protections for models, content creators and other behind-the-scenes fashion pros.  
Fashion is glamorous, but it’s also work, and workers often have few protections.
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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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For Fashion Week, the industry tries to reinvent itself

Sep 24, 2020
On the runway: couture face masks, comfy clothes and home decor.
Models pose at the Rebecca Minkoff presentation on Sept. 15, during New York Fashion Week.
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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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The business of fashion is changing. Some designers have growing pains.

Feb 15, 2019
Social media influencers and fast fashion are eroding the relevance of Fashion Week.
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Is the runway still important at New York's Fashion Week?

Feb 14, 2017
How social media is changing the business of fashion and why some big brands are struggling to keep up.
The runways do matter, Kate Betts says, but there is probably more going on behind the scenes.
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Fashion Week is adapting to a changing economy

Feb 9, 2016
The future of Fashion Week is much different than what we're used to
 A view outside of last season's New York Fashion Week. 
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Cashing in on street style at New York Fashion Week

Sep 14, 2015
A single Instagram post can bring in thousands of dollars.

Fashion week gets a new look

Sep 10, 2015
A conversation with Vanessa Friedman of the New York Times.

Men's Fashion Week debuts in New York

Jul 10, 2015
The first event devoted solely to dudes hits the runway next week.