Do Runway Styles Really Influence Everyday Trends?

In a novel study, researchers discovered that the styles sported on the runways at New York Fashion Week really do translate into trends worn by average people on the street. The team of five computer scientists from the University of Rochester and National Taiwan University was led by KuanTing Chen and Kezhen Chen. They were

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Plus-Size Supermodel Launches Fashion Design Program

Emme, who became the first plus-size supermodel in the 1990s, is working to encourage fashion designers to create stylish clothes for curvier women through a program at her alma mater, Syracuse University. Emme found it difficult to find attractive clothes for her larger frame. She became frustrated and decided that the best way to address

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Fair Trade Fashion Is Becoming Trendy

Fair Trade certification, which has been applied to some foods, is now being expanded to include fashion and décor. Certified ethical apparel and home goods are becoming more popular, especially with socially-conscious Millennials. Fair Trade USA is a nonprofit group that was founded in 1998 to certify coffee production. It now certifies products and factories

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Some Fashion Choices Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Being fashionable can be fun, but some fashion choices can actually be harmful to your health. Here are some trends that doctors say can lead to pain and other problems. The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry wrote about a case involving a woman whose legs became numb because she was wearing skinny jeans. Her

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Fashion Show Highlights Potential of 3-D Printing

Fashion designers often push the envelope when they display their creations on runways. The 3-D Print Design Show, which was held in New York City from April 16 to 17, gave designers the opportunity to showcase the potential to create innovative garments using 3-D printing technology. Most of the models wore clothes decorated with 3-D

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Countries Ban Excessively Thin Models

Public opinion about body image has been evolving. Many people around the world are criticizing what they consider unrealistic standards for women and girls set by the fashion industry. France recently passed a law banning “excessively thin” models from advertising campaigns and runways and imposed stiff fines and up to six months in prison for

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Ecole Simplifies Men’s Fashion Choices

The men’s fashion industry is growing steadily, but men sometimes feel overwhelmed by their choices and are unsure how to pair various pieces and create the type of stylish look they want. A new startup called Ecole has debuted to help men make fashion decisions. Ecole is a website that helps men make choices when

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New York Fashion Week: Men’s to Debut in July

Sales of menswear have been increasing in recent years. The fashion industry is recognizing that trend by planning to host the first fashion week for men this summer. Sales of men’s apparel climbed 5 percent in 2013 to $60.8 billion. Between 2012 and 2013, sales of women’s clothing grew only 4 percent. The Council of

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ClosetSpace App Gives Style Suggestions

Fashion analytics company Stylitics has created a new app called ClosetSpace that is meant to help customers manage their clothing and find new styles to wear. It provides users with daily inspiration and fashion suggestions, as well as access to a personal stylist. The app’s designers want it to be a central hub where people

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Eileen Fisher Creates Sustainable Fashion

In her 30 years in the fashion industry, Eileen Fisher has become a leader because of her focus on sustainable design. She is known for her simple and attractive clothing and eco-friendly materials and manufacturing techniques. Fisher began focusing on sustainability long before her peers in the fashion industry. Her clothing embodies simple designs intended

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