Prada Bans Fur, As Fashion Bows Again to Ethical Concerns

One of the fashion industry’s most iconic designers is turning her back on fur. Miuccia Prada, the creative director and controlling shareholder of Milan-based Prada SpA, said in a statement her company–also the maker of MiuMiu apparel and Church’s shoes–would no longer feature the material starting September with her next runway show. The brand joins […]

World’s Top Fashion Houses Clash Over Underage Model Ban

The world’s leading luxury fashion houses are clashing over the ethics of using models under 18 years old in photo shoots and fashion shows. Kering SA–the owner of Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, and Saint Laurent–has announced a pledge to stop hiring models under 18 to “represent adults” on the runway and in advertising […]

Kylie Jenner Giving Birth—to a Baby Retail Empire

Billionaire cosmetics mogul and social media star Kylie Jenner is making moves to expand her empire. Nine days after Instagramming a birthday message to her partner, rapper Travis Scott (“Let’s”f*ck around and have another baby”), the 21-year-old took steps to augment her entrepreneurial family by applying for 18 trademarks to create a baby retail brand. […]

Kylie Jenner Giving Birth—to Baby Retail Empire

Billionaire cosmetics mogul and social media star Kylie Jenner is making moves to expand her empire. Nine days after Instagramming a birthday message to her partner, rapper Travis Scott (“Let’s”f*ck around and have another baby”), the 21-year-old took steps to augment her entrepreneurial family by applying for 18 trademarks to create a baby retail brand. […]

Victoria’s Secret Trademarks a Twist on a Rival’s Name. Will It Backfire?

Global lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret has reinvigorated the feud with smaller, body-positive online competitor ThirdLove, this time changing the battlefield from blaring magazine interviews to sedate U.S. Trademark applications. Parent company L. Brands Inc., sought two trademarks for the name “Victoria’s Secret First Love.” While It succeeded in securing the rights for beauty products, it […]

Mini Skirt With Auschwitz Images Pulled From E-Commerce Site After Backlash

An Australian company this week removed a mini skirt, tote bag, and throw pillow decorated with Holocaust images from its e-commerce site after the Auschwitz Memorial tweeted the merchandise was “disturbing and disrespectful.” The items were sold on Redbubble, an online global marketplace used by 845,000 independent artists to sell their wares. The questionable fashion–created […]

This ‘Fashion Discovery Site’ Claims to Be Able to Predict Upcoming Trends in Luxury Fashion

Fashion brands, from haute couture to street style, have been relying heavily on social media influencers to peddle their clothes. But the true power still relies with the customer, based on new findings from one of the top fashion e-commerce platforms. Self-described as a “fashion discovery site,” Moda Operandi recently published its first ever “Runway […]

Welcome to The New Era of High Fashion and Video Game Collaborations: Inside Moschino and The Sims Partnership

Starting this week, couture-minded fans among The Sims‘ 80 million-plus players can wear the exact Moschino sweatshirt as their avatar while playing the life-simulation video game, the result of a partnership between Electronic Arts and the Italian designer. But while a Sim–or virtual human–can don the luxury pullover free of charge as they run errands […]

Walmart Exec Explains Latest Play in Fashion Destination Plans: Kids’ Brand-Name Clothing Subscription Box

Walmart.com is further burnishing its ambition as an affordable go-to fashion retailer by embracing the e-commerce trend of customizable subscription boxes. But instead of elbowing into the crowded women’s apparel subscription arena, the discount giant is delivering upmarket kids’ clothes–such as C&C California dresses, BGBG pants, and Puma hoodies–through a partnership with Kidbox, announced earlier […]

Neiman Marcus Dips Toes into Secondhand Luxury Market

The market for secondhand, high-end goods is exploding, and Neiman Marcus wants in on it. The tony department store chain on Wednesday announced an investment and partnership with Fashionphile, an e-commerce company that sells secondhand, or–to use an industry euphemism–pre-owned luxury handbags, jewelry, and other leather accessories. Neiman, which didn’t disclose the size of its […]