Fashion is trolling us

Fanny packs, Crocs and prairie dresses are aesthetic provocations

“You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don’t know, that lumpy … Read more

Films look beyond the runway

They came from humble backgrounds, far from the glamorous fashion world. They rose to the … Read more

It’s getting easier to buy completely American-made goods

While some high-end companies like Brooks Brothers have always made clothing in the U.S., it’s … Read more

Offensive clothing keeps retailers on the hot seat

Pressure to release new clothing leaves little time for oversight, experts say

Fast-fashion retailer Zara found itself in the headlines recently after the first lady wore one … Read more

Study: Casual fashion driving growth in luxury goods

MILAN — Casual luxury is driving global sales of high-end apparel, footwear and handbags as … Read more

Fashion show showed dresses using drones

At a recent fashion showcase in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, there were no models to show … Read more

Festival fashion can be a minefield of do’s and don’ts

PHILADELPHIA — Festival season is in full effect. But these unabashed months of dancin’ (and … Read more

Brand crisis: when a namesake leaves a company

Soon after fans of Kate Spade learned that the designer had died in an apparent … Read more

Featured obituary: Designer Kate Spade

NEW YORK — Bright. Vibrant. Colorful. And, most essentially, fun. The same words used so … Read more

It’s not exactly an invasion, but British jeans are here

“It takes seven people to make our jeans,” said Faye Toogood, the co-founder and designer … Read more

Plaintiff moves from transgender activist to model

Hunter Schafer was plaintiff in ACLU’s lawsuit over North Carolina’s bathroom bill

Name: Hunter Schafer Age: 19 Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina Lives: In a four-bedroom loft in … Read more

Texas artist adds inspiration to graduation caps

When she tweeted one of her creations, it went viral, leading her to start a business

Bria Gladney thought she was a decent artist. Until rapper Gucci Mane shared her artwork … Read more

Quilts move out of the attic and onto the catwalk

Calvin Klein features a red-and-white quilt in its provocative ad starring the Kardashian-Jenner sisters, who … Read more

Featured obit: Visconti Ferragamo was fashion house exec

By the time Fulvia Visconti Ferragamo was a teenager, there was a well-established precedent in … Read more

High church meets high fashion

Catholic style takes over the Met

Vatican officials lingered over images of Balenciaga evening coats, Madame Gres capes and the Schiaparelli … Read more

‘Fashion psychologist’ studies the bigger picture: how clothes make the wearer feel

Last February, Dawnn Karen, a brand consultant, therapist and instructor at the Fashion Institute of … Read more

The bridal fashion career of Aberra ends with a somber close

NEW YORK — It was a somber end this month to the last bridal collection … Read more

Style, travel experts recommend the best umbrellas

Buying an umbrella is like buying a pair of shoes, says Bella Umbrella owner Jodell … Read more

Designer stripped the frills from wedding dresses

Every year, the bridal industry unveils fresh collections of wedding gowns and a breathless list … Read more

Are pajama pants ever OK in public?

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: On a recent lovely day, I was waiting at a stoplight … Read more

‘80s-style fashion reaches critical mass

I have spent the last month trapped in a wrinkle in time. Not the film, … Read more

Featured obituary: Famed couturier Givenchy dressed Hepburn, Jackie O

Hubert de Givenchy, the French couturier who upheld a standard of quintessentially romantic elegance in … Read more

Padded hips could be part of your fashion future

PARIS — Thom Browne’s models moved slowly and deliberately through the Hotel de Ville to … Read more

Fall 2018 fashion that is made to show off your personality

NEW YORK — If anyone is looking for an aesthetic theme for the fall 2018 … Read more

In 2018, Ralph Lauren fails to shift with a changing culture

NEW YORK — One sometimes wonders if the design studios at Ralph Lauren are hermetically … Read more

Calvin Klein looks for inspiration in the heartland

NEW YORK — When fashion designers offer up their odes to America, they tend to … Read more

It’s not retro: ‘Archival’ is the hottest thing in fashion

It could be any boutique on Fifth Avenue. Italian tourists in fur coats browse a … Read more

Makeup steps to cut when you’re in a hurry

It was early, but I was running late. My train, miracle of miracles, was right … Read more

Maryland store displays original movie costumes

Shop has costumes from “Hunger Games,” “Cloud Atlas,” “Beautiful Creatures”

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. — John Klisavage started collecting costumes from the sets of famous … Read more

This jewelry captures a glittery following

You may for a moment think Monika Knutsson’s jewelry is filigree or repoussé. But no, … Read more

Commentary: Sorry, no one wants your used clothes anymore

For decades, the donation bin has offered consumers in rich countries a guilt-free way to … Read more

A library of fashion gets a stylish makeover

NEW YORK — Even with the boundless wonders of the internet, many students writing papers … Read more

North Carolina clothing line supports state’s textile industry

Growing up in North Carolina, Kat Williford understood the importance of the textile industry to … Read more

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