| Jul 17, 2012
| 3:06 PM
As the weather has gotten warmer, take a minute and look around town. Do you see a trend of baggy clothes and emaciated limbs — a waifish, androgynous, broken-doll sort of look? We all know someone like this. Think of a young Kate Moss. They call...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 10:43 PM
Ruth Overby, 85, has been entering Make It With Wool contests for decades and is now passing on her wisdom to 12-year-old Sadie Vander Wal.
Overby competes in the professional category because she has won the state Make It With Wool competition before....
| Apr 21, 2012
| 9:15 PM
"Whatever their dream is, we try to make it happen," says Joan Steele, executive director of the 2-year-old nonprofit Toby's Dream Foundation. The wish-granting foundation has already fulfilled dreams for 70 children with chronic medical conditions and...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Most ladies my age (ahem, late 20s) and those older and younger (so basically a lot of the ladies) have shopped at Forever 21 at some point. The retail clothing chain is known for its cheap (and cheaply made) trendy fashion, gaudy jewelry, and for ripping...
| Feb 17, 2013
Vince Hellane was a businessman who cherished independence, so it seems fitting that his company has managed to thrive, even without its free-thinking founder at the helm.
Hellane created d’Vinci Interactive in 1993 in his Falling Waters, W.Va.,...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Smokestacks, boarding houses and old namesake clothing. That's all that's remains of the start-up textile industries in Southern Virginia.
But one aspect of the industry still lives, the stories from former employees.
Friday those stories came to life...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 6:02 PM
The American fashion industry held its breath on Inauguration Day for a series of Big Reveals.
Word came quickly that the navy check coat and dress Michelle Obama wore to the morning prayer service at St. John's Episcopal Church was from American...
| Dec 23, 2012
When Greg Chait won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award in New York City last month, the man behind the Elder Statesman line of ultra-luxury cashmere knits — think $5,525 blankets, $1,890 belted cardigan sweaters and $380 ski caps — was...
| Dec 30, 2012
Marni comes to L.A.
The Marni for H&M collection launched in L.A. with a star-studded soiree that included Drew Barrymore, Andrea Riseborough, Jessica Chastain, Milla Jovovich, Lily Collins, Freida Pinto and Winona Ryder. The setting — the 1926...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 12:48 PM
At least 112 people were killed in a fire in a multistory garment factory just outside Bangladesh's capital.
An additional 12 people who suffered injuries after jumping from the seven-story factory died later in the hospital.
| Nov 9, 2012
| 6:14 AM
“End of an Era: Past Identity / Future Vision”, an exhibit of photos by Harrison Judd, will be at Artspace Gallery, 480 Main St. in Willimantic, starting with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, until Sunday, Dec. 2.
| Nov 18, 2012
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita's Tie the Knot bow ties are not the first product to emerge from the intersection of fashion and the marriage movement. Here's a brief timeline of other recent occasions when the fashion industry showed its support...