Fashion Industry

In The Fight For Size Inclusivity, Made-To-Order Clothes Are A Secret Weapon

Hardly anything about shopping as a plus-size woman is equitable. Many popular brands don’t produce clothing for the 67% of women in the US who wear a size 16 or above. Those that do often produce watered-down versions of the pieces made in straight sizes (think: a longer hemline, shorter sleeve, a less fitted silhouette) — and hardly ever stock the plus-size iterations in stores. In turn, plus-size shoppers resign themselves to shopping online, where sizing is confusing and pieces often arrive looking drastically different than they did on the (mostly straight-sized) e-comm models.

Welcome to a warped reality where plus-size women, who constitute the majority of the American female shopping population, must make do with scant and often misleading online offerings. “It’s what [society, as well as the fashion industry] trained us to believe [was the only option],” Marie Denee, the founder of plus-size fashion site The Curvy

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Ashley Graham shares most valuable fashion lesson she’s learnt

As a fearless champion working towards making the fashion industry more inclusive, Ashley Graham has carved out a place for herself as a respected changemaker and role model. Whether she’s setting the runway ablaze at Fashion Week, calling for greater body diversity and representation, or candidly discussing the realities of motherhood on Instagram, Ashley’s actively shaping the future of fashion for the better. And now she’s added another string to her bow.

This week, Ashley announced her role as ambassador for Pandora Brilliance, the jewellery brand’s first sustainably lab-created diamonds collection and first CarbonNeutral certified product. With prices starting at £250, the range aims to make the diamond market more accessible to shop, and ethical to produce.

To celebrate the launch, available online and in stores today, we caught up with Ashley from her home in LA to chat about the importance of sustainability, the most valuable fashion

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Italian Diesel Jeans Billionaire Looks to Stitch Together Fashion Front

The billionaire founder of Diesel jeans is on a mission to convince Italy’s many small fashion players that their survival depends on working together.

Some small companies “won’t be able to sustain the costs of digital development, won’t get a deal with big online platforms,” Renzo Rosso, Diesel SpA’s 65-year-old founder, said in an interview. “Some fashion companies will need to accept partnerships, and these alliances will give them the visibility they never had before.”

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Renzo Rosso

Photographer: Stefano Guindani/OTB Group

Rosso was recently appointed as a delegate of business lobby Confindustria with a mandate to shore up the Made in Italy brand, the backbone of the country’s luxury industry. The challenge will be to convince Italy’s maverick fashion entrepreneurs to work together and create a more united front.

Though it boasts an impressive array of famous brands, Italy lacks a national luxury-sector champion, unlike France, which has dominant companies

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AirTalk | Audio: Are ‘Fashion Flippers’ Gentrifying Thrift Shopping? The Complicated Past And Present Of A Booming Industry

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Some thrift shoppers have found ways to profit off their purchases by reselling the goods on sites like Poshmark and Depop. The fashion hauls are popular online and often reach an audience that’s looking for unique, retro or vintage garments. But it’s raising concerns for people who truly need thrift shopping for its affordability. 

According to a recent Vox piece, “How thrifting became problematic,” a lot of the shoppers either reselling clothes for profit or buying resale items can afford to buy new clothes, so some people say there’s a chance others could be priced out of the thrifting market. It’s difficult to gauge whether the concerns hold much weight. While

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Rory McIlroy returns to happy place as he aims to gain USPGA Championship boost

Rory McIlroy will arrive at the Wells Fargo Championship on his 32nd birthday on Tuesday hopeful that one of his favourite stamping grounds can inspire a march back up the rankings after falling to his lowest position in more than 11 years. The Northern Irishman has not been seen since last month’s Masters, where he followed his poor showing at The Players Championship with his second missed cut in three events. This inactivity has cause him to plunge another two places to 15th in the world, his worst standing since 2009, when he was a 20-year-old who was not even a member on the PGA Tour. Since then, he has spent 98 weeks at world No 1, most recently in June last year. In those 11 months after the Tour resumed from the Covid-19,

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Supermodel Jourdan Dunn hits out at the fashion industry over race pay gap

Supermodel stunner Jourdan Dunn is hitting out at the race pay gap within the modelling industry.

The 30-year-old beauty – who has fronted campaigns and walked catwalks for brands including Prada and Maybelline – says she has been paid less than white models when working on the same projects.

Jourdan has previously worked alongside fellow Births model Cara Delevingne and American model friend Karlie Kloss but says she received the least pay.

The model is now highlighting the apparent pay gap between herself and her peers – and says she is only now finding the courage to speak out after 15 years in the industry.



Jourdan Dunn has highlighted the race pay gap within the fashion industry

Speaking to the TTYA Talks podcast, Jourdan said: “Even for me now it’s just owning your voice and knowing your worth.

“I

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