“how is fashion a platform for functional needs”

I had brought Mr. Rosen the Gucci dress, along with other garments by competitors, to ask what he thought of the quality. Were they worth the price? I showed him the Lanvin coat and dress, a $380 Moncler down jacket and a Stella McCartney knit tunic. Separately, Cindy Ferrara, a production specialist with years of experience at Liz Claiborne and Danskin, reviewed those and many other garments with me at the Times Building.
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According to reports at the same time, Chinese consumer spending in other countries such as Japan has slowed even though the yen has dropped.[42] There is clearly a trend in the next 5 years that the domestic fashion market will show an increase.
Famous fashion brands include Hugo Boss, adidas, PUMA, Escada, JOOP!, MCM, Bruno Banani, Jil Sander, Triumph International, Schiesser, Closed GmbH, Reusch, Valisere, Jack Wolfskin, Ulla Popken, Buffalo, Rohde Shoes, Zalando, Dr. Martens, P&C, Marc O’Polo, Tom Tailor, s.Oliver, Esprit, Falke and Wunderkind.
Fashion design is generally considered to have started in the 19th century with Charles Frederick Worth who was the first designer to have his label sewn into the garments that he created. Before the former draper set up his maison couture (fashion house) in Paris, clothing design and creation was handled by largely anonymous seamstresses, and high fashion descended from that worn at royal courts. Worth’s success was such that he was able to dictate to his customers what they should wear, instead of following their lead as earlier dressmakers had done. The term couturier was in fact first created in order to describe him. While all articles of clothing from any time period are studied by academics as costume design, only clothing created after 1858 is considered as fashion design.
The errors could be related to these retailers’ race to adapt to the breakneck speed at which style trends now move. H&M, Zara and other fast-fashion brands have dramatically accelerated how quickly an idea can get from the design studio to the store, compressing that process from several months to a matter of weeks. And shoppers have much more access to what’s hot, thanks to live-streamed runway shows and a steady diet of Instagram photos. As a result, retailers are rethinking all aspects of the business, from supply chains to design calendars to marketing tactics. Amid those dizzying attempts at transformation, it’s been hard to get the basics right.
The no-nonsense American designer Todd Snyder has the prime-time slot on Day 1 with a 7 p.m. fashion show followed by an 8 p.m. kickoff party catered by Nicholas Morgenstern of the El Rey. July 10, 7 p.m., Cadillac House, 330 Hudson Street
After they moved away for college and careers — Ms. Anglin to Chicago, her sister to New York — they would save up their money and wait to shop until they were back in Mississippi, searching out the designers they’d discovered up North.
Janelle Shane is a humorist who creates and mines her material from neural networks, the form of machine learning that has come to dominate the field of artificial intelligence over the last half-decade.
Did Banana Republic think women wouldn’t notice that some of its dress pants cost $98, but are unlined and made of synthetic fabric? Did Anthropologie think shoppers would blindly plunk down $88 for a shapeless T-shirt dress made of spandex and jersey? Women will gladly pay up for items they think are worth the price: One need only look at the strength of prestige beauty-product sales, such as contouring makeup and CC creams, which were up 7 percent in 2015, for evidence of this. But women want price tags that they believe are commensurate with quality, and these apparel retailers are not consistently delivering on that.
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Christopher Bevans, the designer of Dyne, has a fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has worked on apparel with Kanye West, Billionaire Boys Club, Sean John and Rocawear. July 11, 4 to 5 p.m., Cadillac House, 330 Hudson Street
After announcing earlier that day his intention to defy a grand-jury subpoena he says he received in the Russia investigation (“Arrest me,” he’d dared prosecutors), the former Trump aide had spent the day conducting a manic media blitz—popping up on multiple cable-news programs, granting interviews to dozens of journalists, and hijacking the news cycle with a car-crash procession of blustery soundbites. Legal experts were warning that his failure to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s  investigation could put him in serious legal jeopardy—but at this moment, it seemed, Nunberg was in a celebratory mood.
If children are the white-hot focus of our aspirations, it stands to reason that they won’t be dressed in Primark. The UK childrenswear market is worth £5.6bn, according to Euromonitor, with a retail value estimated to rise to £5.9bn by 2017. Social factors such as a rapidly increasing birth rate, parents having children later in life and a glut of baby-boomer grandparents with more disposable income at their fingertips than at any point in history have combined to make childrenswear a highly lucrative business. And nowhere more so than at the designer end of the spectrum.
It was just after 8 p.m. on Monday night, and the suddenly-famous Sam Nunberg had phoned me from Dorrian’s Red Hand Restaurant, a yuppie hangout on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where he was reveling in his triumph.
Dress sales at Anthropologie shot back up in the most recent quarter, but clothing sales were still down overall, suggesting that the flawed design sensibility simply reared its head in other categories. Executives admitted this month that the brand is still not hitting its fashion mark — and that it probably won’t see meaningful improvement until after the holiday season.
Who wears short shorts? Models for the Parke & Ronen do. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the label has invited members of the press and special guests backstage before the runway show for a peek at the “notoriously hunky models” as they rehearse their walks. July 12, 2 p.m.
“He’s just incredibly handsome. And along with a number of other great actors, he is tipped be a contender for the next James Bond, which is hardly surprising.” Dean and Dan Caten, designers, DSquared2
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Presentation is always paramount for the style-savvy, and for many women fashion can enhance their natural beauty while putting their taste and creativity on full display. Create a look that fits your lifestyle as well as flattering your form in this latest collection. Express your free spirit with a colorful kimono or intricately printed tank, or show a more polished side with a crisp button down shirt and a pair of slacks. A vest made from a rugged material such as denim or leather adds effortless edge to your aesthetic, and with the addition of a few distinctive accessories you can create a look all your own. Of course, no wardrobe is complete without the perfect pair of jeans, and from light washes for fun daytime looks to darker rinses ideal for a night out, you can find your new favorite pair here. Layer womens fashion clothing under a soft cardigan or structured blazer to add even more visual interest to your look. Complete your ensemble with a fabulous footwear option such as a open toed boot, ballet flat or even a timeless pair of athletic sneakers to take your outfit from venue to venue with ease. Your look is your silent conversation with the world around you, and you can find everything you need to make your voice heard at Lucky Brand.
Fit and styling mistakes are not the only reason mid-priced women’s apparel retailers are struggling. Mall traffic was down 5.8 percent in the past year, creating headwinds for all kinds of traditional brick-and-mortar stores. Many shoppers are choosing to spend their dollars on experiences — such as travel or dining out — rather than goods. And off-price players such as Ross, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls have been winning over new shoppers with their treasure-hunt atmosphere, adding to the strain created by the likes of Target and H&M, which are offering stylish pieces at low prices.
Jump up ^ Sherman, G., & Perlman, S. (2010). Fashion public relations. New York: Fairchild Books. In Cassidy, L. & Fitch, K. (2013) Beyond the Catwalk: Fashion Public Relations and Social Media in Australia, Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal, vol. 14, No. 1 & 2, Murdoch University.
At the beginning of the 20th century, fashion magazines began to include photographs of various fashion designs and became even more influential than in the past. In cities throughout the world these magazines were greatly sought after and had a profound effect on public taste in clothing. Talented illustrators drew exquisite fashion plates for the publications which covered the most recent developments in fashion and beauty. Perhaps the most famous of these magazines was La Gazette du Bon Ton, which was founded in 1912 by Lucien Vogel and regularly published until 1925 (with the exception of the war years).[citation needed]
Until the 1950s, fashion clothing was predominately designed and manufactured on a made-to-measure or haute couture basis (French for high-sewing), with each garment being created for a specific client. A couture garment is made to order for an individual customer, and is usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric, sewn with extreme attention to detail and finish, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques. Look and fit take priority over the cost of materials and the time it takes to make.[2][3] Due to the high cost of each garment, haute couture makes little direct profit for the fashion houses, but is important for prestige and publicity.[4]
Technology has made us comfortable with sharing everything, from late-night parties to relationship status; with tweeting thoughts in the middle of the night (if you are President Trump) or snaps of yourself in your lingerie (if you are Kim Kardashian); with the idea of dating on television for all to see. Ms. Greene said the move to dress in the opposite direction was in some ways “a reaction to that — almost the anti-Kardashianization.”
Maria Jahnkoy, the Siberian-born Brooklyn artist who created this label, was a finalist for the LVHM prize in March and picked up a collaboration deal with Puma. At Bergdorf Goodman, she will unveil a capsule collection called the Messenjah. July 12, 6:30 p.m., Bergdorf Goodman Men’s Store, 754 Fifth Avenue

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  1. Sarah Halzack is The Washington Post’s national retail reporter. She has previously covered the local job market and the business of talent and hiring. She has also served as a Web producer for business and economic news.

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