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How synthetic fabrics became mainstream

by Andie Corban Nov 29, 2019
A series of very successful marketing campaigns led to our closets being dominated by fabrics like polyester and Lycra.
A dress fitting circa 1930, when synthetic fabrics were new to the market.
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Crocs, yes Crocs, are cool again

by Molly Wood and Maria Hollenhorst Nov 29, 2019
If you didn't know, now you know.
As teenagers embrace "ugly" fashion, 2007's hottest shoe is trending.
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Sewing made easy: A fashion startup wants to simplify DIY

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 12, 2019
No sewing machine? No problem, says Zoey Washington of SewSquad.
Sewing supplies next to a garment made with a SewSquad kit.
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In lingerie, winds of change

by Rose Conlon and Kimberly Adams Aug 23, 2019
Victoria's Secret recently hired its first openly transgender model.
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Why community is at the core of Bobby Kim and the Hundreds' success

by Daniel Shin and Kai Ryssdal Jun 25, 2019
Bobby Kim's new book "This is not a T-Shirt" explores how his streetwear brand the Hundreds got started and why he remains directly engaged with its community.
Bobby Kim, a.k.a. Bobby Hundreds, co-founder of "The Hundreds" streetwear company
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Urban Outfitters enters the clothing rental business

by Renata Sago May 22, 2019
It's the latest company to join this fast-growing retail market, but why?
Urban Outfitters is the latest company to enter the fast-growing retail rental industry.
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Sustainability, while fashionable, is a challenge for the industry

by Lindsay Christinee 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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Rihanna and LVMH announce new luxury fashion house

by Erika Beras May 10, 2019
The 31-year-old star has made history (again).
Rihanna attends the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna anniversary event on October 3, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.
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Met Gala red carpet faces challenge from influencers

by Marielle Segarra May 7, 2019
"Camp" was the theme this year. Some designers are rethinking their participation in the charitable event that's the highlight of the fashion calendar.
Lady Gaga attends the 2019 Met Gala celebrating camp at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6 in New York City.
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How the vest became Wall Street's bulletproof armor

by Justin Ho and Leila Goldstein Apr 19, 2019
The fleece vest has become ubiquitous in the finance world. Manufacturers are taking note.
Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, arrives for the third day of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 13, 2017 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Every July, some of the world's most wealthy and powerful businesspeople from the media, finance, technology and political spheres converge at the Sun Valley Resort for the exclusive weeklong conference. 
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