Black-owned fashion label Telfar wins design award for popular shopping bag

<span>Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock</span>
Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock

Black-owned fashion label Telfar has won the Fashion Design of 2020 award from London’s Design Museum for its vegan-leather, gender neutral shopping bag, capping off a change-making period for the brand.

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In a 12-month period where fashion has been forced to question its eurocentric outlook in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, Telfar has upended the idea of luxury fashion as white, privileged and purely aspirational.

The Telfar shopping bag has doubled as a celebrity favourite (fans include Solange, Issa Rae and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) and a symbol of the brand’s community-led outlook.

“In an era where true luxury is having a functioning health and social security system, I think their slogan – ‘Not for you, for everyone’ – rings very true,” Emily King, guest curator at the Design Museum said,

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Stitch Fix (NASDAQ:SFIX) has reinvented online shopping, making it even easier. The company blends data science and the judgement of professional stylists to make personalized apparel recommendations for clients, helping them stay trendy and fashionable.

Since its 2017 IPO, the stock has surged 460%, easily outperforming the broad market and crushing the returns of competing retailers. Despite these incredible gains, investors haven’t missed their chance — here’s why Stitch Fix is still a buy.

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The retail apparel market is highly competitive, and profit margins tend to be low. Brand popularity and fashion trends can be fleeting, often changing rapidly and without warning. This means decisions regarding new product lines and inventory involve a certain amount of guesswork. But Stitch Fix has a solution for these problems.

Unlike the vast majority of apparel retailers, Stitch Fix uses customer data to curate personalized

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Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, American designers

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday, and Harris gave a nod to women’s suffrage, Shirley Chisholm and her beloved sorority in pearls and purple.

Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush also donned hues of purple. Harris has cited Chisholm, a Democrat from New York, as an inspiration for her career. Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to Congress and the first Black major-party candidate to run for U.S. president.

Pearls had a strong fashion showing, in line with a social media campaign that had inauguration watchers donning strands in support and celebration of Harris. Nobody in attendance did them quite like Jennifer Lopez — from earrings to bracelets — as she sang “This Land is Your Land” in head-to-toe white Chanel.

Rep. Barbara Lee, a California Democrat, wore a pearl necklace owned by Chisholm herself. It was a gift from Chisholm’s goddaughter.

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Berluti to Unveil Fall Men’s Collection in Shanghai on March 5

PARIS While Berluti is opening the Paris Men’s Fashion Week calendar this season, it turns out its video will be just a teaser for the unveiling of the full collection on March 5 with a physical event in Shanghai.

Artistic director Kris Van Assche said the decision was made fairly early not to stage a traditional runway show in Paris and to hold a presentation in China, which has become a magnet for fashion brands as one of the few markets worldwide to enjoy economic growth during the coronavirus pandemic — notwithstanding a new round of lockdowns just ahead of the crucial Chinese New Year holiday shopping season.

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