| Aug 17, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Fashion designer Edith Flagg was on a trip to Switzerland in the mid-1960s when she encountered, in a shop, a knitted clothing fabric that had a resemblance to wool but didn't much wrinkle.
"I said to the girl, 'What is this?'" Flagg said on the reality...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Jay Penske's media company is buying Fairchild Fashion Media, the owner of such fashion industry publications as Women's Wear Daily, Footwear News and Beauty Inc.
Conde Nast, which currently owns Fairchild Fashion Media, said Tuesday that it wanted to...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 7:30 AM
They scurry between vehicles in the traffic-choked cities of northern Nigeria, small boys in tattered clothing armed with begging tins.
Known as the almajiri, the youngsters, some no older than 5, have flooded the streets for the nearly 15 years since a...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A young woman named Mariona lounges on her knees and forearms. She wears a provocative expression and tight red American Apparel booty shorts.
The advertisement's headline: "Made in USA — Sweatshop Free."
The ads sell a racy image, but just as...
| Jun 29, 2014
A recent trip to St. Louis found Team Rosenthal on the Anheuser-Busch brewery tour. For the young son and daughter, there was a foosball table in the waiting area, Clydesdale horses in the stables and a gift shop. For the parents, there was free beer....
| Jul 20, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The growing intersection between Hollywood and the fashion industry was evident on July 19 as TV academy members, design students and all out fashionistas came together at downtown Los Angeles' Fashion Institute of Design and & Merchandising for the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Warren of Stafford, a textile mill that ended 160 years of production in December, plans to restart its looms within 10 days.
Thursday, American Woolen Co. announced it would buy the mill complex from Loro Piana, an Italian luxury cashmere and wool...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:14 PM
One year ago this week, the eight-story Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka, killing 1,129 people. The building's top floors had been added illegally, and their weight caused the lower stories to buckle. Many of...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Thousands of anti-China protesters ransacked, looted and set fire to foreign-run factories in southern Vietnam on Tuesday and Wednesday in a wave of violence sparked by a dispute over China’s placement of an oil rig in waters claimed by both...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Ann Taylor and Loft have a new, free-spirited sibling.
The American retailer has launched a brand called Lou & Grey that's a tomboyish fusion of active and street wear, or “lifewear” as its being positioned.
Available in Loft stores, on...
| May 18, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Nicholas Kirkwood is on his way to joining Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo in the pantheon of shoe gods.
At 33, the London-based designer has an identifiable architectural style (dynamic designs with triangle heels and boomerang-...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:34 PM
In advance of upcoming runway shows in London, Milan and Paris, the Human Rights Campaign -- the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization -- has issued an open letter to members of the fashion industry urging...