In recent years, fashion has woken up to its need to reduce its environmental impact, from cutting down greenhouse gas emissions (an urgent task, considering the industry is responsible for between four to 10 percent of all emissions globally) to tackling issues such as deforestation and microplastics pollution.
I don’t want to read about John Muir anymore. I know his story after studying Environmental Science and Policy because it flows throughout the curriculum. I’ve grown tired of single-lens environmental narratives that prioritize male, mostly white, perspectives. Why are their legacies considered mandatory education while conservationists of color go unstudied and underappreciated?
The effects of climate change can sometimes seem abstract. We talk of doomsday scenarios—widespread droughts, flooded cities, and climate-induced famine—yet frame them as an event in the future, only to happen when humanity has failed. But while that mindset may be tenable in the Global North, where modern-day conveniences make it easy to turn a blind eye, the impacts of climate change are viscerally present elsewhere in the world.
On the whole, the fashion industry as we know it is an environmental nightmare. In 2018, it was responsible for the emissions of 2.31 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as extensive water pollution from textile dyeing and plastic microfibers. In the US, around 85% of textile waste ends up in landfills or incinerated, per data from the Environmental Protection Agency. This is to say nothing of the lasting social implications of the system, which sees developing nations saddled with the harmful effects of waste and cheap labor.
With stores closed, runway shows canceled and global supply chains disrupted, much of the fashion industry has been rendered idle by the coronavirus pandemic.
Now, designers, luxury labels and fashion conglomerates are all stepping up to help overcome shortages of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) in some of the hardest-hit countries.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday mandated the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to make special funds available for the local production of textiles and garments in the country.
Buhari made the call after declaring open the 31st National Education Conference of the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) in Abuja.
Climate change activist group Extinction Rebellion staged a funeral procession in London Tuesday, the last day of London Fashion Week.
The group is calling for this year's fashion week to be the last, after demanding its cancellation in an open letter to the British Fashion Council earlier this year.
Lifetime's American Beauty Star is pretty much the Olympics of beauty. For those of you who aren't already obsessed with the reality show, the premise is that a bunch of contestants compete in various beauty-focused challenges for the chance to be crowned the best hair or makeup artist—and the new season will definitely get you hooked.
With the beginning of a new year, comes the opportunity for new looks! Whether it's the perfect cat eye or crown braid, Lifetime's hit beauty competition series, American Beauty Star, has all your glam desires covered with the return of the show beginning Wednesday, January 2 at 10pm ET/PT, following new episodes of PROJECT RUNWAY All Stars. International superstar model Ashley Graham joins as the new host with celebrity makeup artist Sir John returning as mentor and a new panel of judges that include the world's original supermodel Christie Brinkley, Cosmopolitan's Chief Beauty Director Leah Wyar, and world acclaimed celebrity fashion and beauty photographer Yu Tsai for 13 all-new episodes.
Several women protested against Iran’s compulsory hijab law in the streets of Tehran and Isfahan on January 29 and 30, 2018, by publicly removing their headscarves and waving them like flags while standing on a platform.
The police detained at least one of the peaceful protesters, Narges Hosseini, who can’t afford to post her bail amount, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned.
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 21 2017 --
As the inaugural international fashion event in Asia, World Fashion Week® Asia 2017 was hosted by the city of Kuala Lumpur from 7 to 10 September 2017 at the Palace of the Golden Horses.
To welcome and celebrate a new historic chapter, the gathering and like-minded vision of fashion designers, ambassadors, ministers, celebrities and affiliate industries from across the globe, World Fashion Week® Asia 2017 was kicked off by the Red-Carpet Gala Dinner.
The official launch of World Fashion Week® Asia 2017, held on the 8th of September 2017, was graced by the presence of His Royal Highness Sultan of Selangor YM Tengku Permaisuri Selangor and Her Royal Highness the Queen of Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin Abdul Rahman. The honorary Royal Family welcomed and were witnesses to the culture-rich creations of 47 represented nations and fashion designers from across the world by means of runway shows held during the Gala Dinner, proudibly sponsored by Tzarcoute Watches.
- Hong Kong - August 19, 2017 --
World Fashion Week® today announced its alliance with the highly anticipated Lifetime show – American Beauty Star, hosted by world famous supermodel Adriana Lima. American Beauty Star, set to premier on September 21, features the biggest names in the beauty industry as well as up and coming youtube sensations and glam squad members vying for the coveted spot of the first "American Beauty Star". The panel of judges boasts a line-up of industry household names such as Sir John, Michelle Pha, Sarah Brown, Russel James, Behati Prinsloo, Camila Alves, and Christie Brinkley.
- Kuala Lumpur, 20 July 2017 --
World Fashion Week® Asia 2017 is set to be officially hosted by the City of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as the World Fashion Week® Asia 2017, from the 7th to 10th of September 2017. The international event will take place at the Palace of the Golden Horses in Kuala Lumpur, welcoming fashion designers and industry representatives from all over the world , with the graced and honorary presence of His Royal Highness Sultan of Selangor YM Tengku Permaisuri Selangor and Her Royal Highness the Queen of Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin Abdul Rahman, in addition to Ambassadors, Ministers and International Celebrities.