Men’s Fashion Month: The Names to Know

As an increasing number of fashion houses combine their womenswear and menswear shows, choosing to present during the livelier womenswear season instead, the official menswear schedules have a sudden death of megawatt brands. London is now without Burberry and J.W. Anderson, Paris without Balenciaga and Saint Laurent, Milan without Gucci, and New York without Calvin Klein and Coach. [Business of Fashion]

Why It’s Time to Celebrate Average-Size Women

Over the past few years, more and more brands have woken up to the fact that women come in all shapes and sizes. Not a year has gone by that hasn’t been coined “the year of plus-size” by one publication or another. We’ve seen models like Ashley Graham and Robyn Lawley booking major campaigns (including the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover), and dozens of brands that previously only catered to slim women have launched plus or curve ranges; amongst them ASOS, Boohoo, and White House Black Market. [Popsugar]

Millennials Will Spend Money For Eco-Friendly Clothing

While it isn’t a secret millennials are choosing to shop mostly from the comfort of their homes, there are new developments about the brands they’re choosing to shop, and why. In fact, studies show when brands incorporate sustainability and corporate social responsibility into their DNA, millennial shoppers are more likely to spend their hard earned money on those products. The Shelton Group, a marketing company specializing in sustainability, found 90% of millennials will buy from a brand whose social and environmental practices they trust, and are thus more likely to recommend their purchase to friends. [Refinery29]

The anti-harassment accessory you’ll see on the red carpet at the Golden Globes

Along with seeing celebrities wearing black at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, some men and women will be donning an accessory with a timely meaning. Time’s Up, Hollywood’s newly launched anti-sexual harassment and assault initiative, has unveiled a pin with a black and white logo. [CNN]

Why are our wardrobes full of unworn clothes? Because most purchases are not rational

A new survey by Weight Watchers has estimated that shoppers in the UK own £10bn worth of clothes they do not wear. As ever with these massed and massive figures, it does not look quite so bad when you break it down a bit. The UK shopping population comprises about 50 million of us, which works out at an average of £200 worth of stuff per person failing to fulfil its sartorial destiny. [The Guardian]

Solange And Kanye West Star In Helmut Lang’s Iconic New Project

Solange and Kanye West are both basically fashion icons in their own right, but the two musicians just starred in a new project for Helmut Lang. Partnering with Exactitudes, an ongoing photo project since 1994, Helmut Lang tapped Solange, West and ten other multi-generational fans of the fashion label for a photo series to highlight the brand’s biggest collectors.  [ESSENCE]

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Bethany Morrison is a recent college graduate with a B.S. degree in Health Psychology and she has been writing for as long as she can remember. She thoroughly enjoys brainstorming her thoughts and is looking to one day pursue a Masters in both Health Psychology and Journalism.

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