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August 24, 2017


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Emotions Trendbook from Nilit Fibers
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This year's big fashion trend? Modesty! Modesty is having a fashion moment. A code of dressing including raised necklines and falling hemlines has reached the high street through brands like Cos and Zara. Read more… 17 Real Brides Who Wore Swoon-Worthy Backless Wedding Dresses Backless gowns are nothing short of show-stopping. And whether your sartorial sensibility skews more classic or contemporary, there’s a style that’s sublime for you. Read more…
Sustainable Fashion Doesn't Have To Be All Or Nothing Just the way we play with new looks and don't always jump in both feet wet, same goes with eco-fashion. You can make small changes towards sustainable style. Every action has impact. Read more… The Fashion Designer Behind Athleisure Is Still the Best at Making It Alexander Wang's latest Adidas collaboration shows he's far from done with the idea that made him famous. Read more…
Make a Bed Your Mom Would Be Proud of Using These 10 Tricks Here are ten of the best tricks for making an extra-crisp bed, starting with hospital corners (duh!) and ending with box frame ideas. Read more… Stella McCartney is Creating Silk Made From Yeast With the creative help of McCartney, Bolt Threads has created a high-quality silk using yeast. Solution-based, the innovative new fabric helps to reduce pollution and—true McCartney’s brand ethos—is vegan-friendly and 100% cruelty-free. Read more…
Nearly 80% of women think that activewear is sexist Almost 90% of women admit to wearing athleisure wear when not exercising. But it turns out that although many of us are athleisure devotees, we’re also concerned with how sportswear is affecting our image. Read more… Gen Z-ers Prefer Secondhand, and More Retail Insights from The RealReal Gen Z-ers are leading the charge when it comes to online resale. They are the fastest-growing customer base, outpacing millennials by 35 percent. Read more…
First Player To Wear Cleat With 3D Printed Plate In MLB Game Over the past few years New Balance has been working on a 3D plate that would be unique to the mechanics of pitching and the force exerted in different areas of a pitcher's feet. Read more… Pleated kids' clothing line grows along with kids to reduce waste Petit Pli (literally "little fold") features a pleated system that can expand to fit as the child grows. Watch video how much these clothes can expand to fit kids anywhere from 4-6 months to 36 months of age: Read more…

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