Day: July 4, 2020

The Baby-Sitters Club Leans Into ‘90s Fashion — With A Gen Z Twist

The Baby-Sitters Club is back in business, thanks to a new adaptation of the beloved series by Ann M. Martin. Set in present-day Stoneybrook, a fictional suburban town in Connecticut, Netflix’s The Baby-Sitters Club 10-episode series follows a now-diverse cast of seventh-graders who start a babysitting business to make extra money.

In a move that will delight the (grown-up) fans of both the books and ‘90s TV series (and movie!), the girls still hold the meetings in Claudia’s room because she is the only one who has an “olden times phone” — aka a landline, which Claudia makes a point to say her family got as part of an ultra-high-speed internet package. Naturally, super-stylish Claudia bought the physical phone on Etsy instead of any big-box retailer. In another old-school nod, they spread the word about BSC using flyers rather than social media. Of course, as 12-year-olds, they are also

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The fashion labels whose clothes are made by prisoners

The agile hands of men who once made a living as pickpockets and robbers have been given another task in Peru’s largest prison. By cutting, sewing and printing clothes they are able to earn money to send to their families on the outside.

Buzzing sewing machines add to the cacophony of sound at San Pedro de Lurigancho men’s prison in central Lima, the capital of Peru.

Around 30 prisoners are in the workshop, making printed t-shirts and other items of clothing for Peruvian fashion brand Pieta.

The noise makes it impossible for the men to talk to each other without shouting. But they are used to the commotion – the prison is home to 10,000 inmates, even though it was only built for 2,000.

Carlos Arcel, 51, is fashioning sweaters from llama wool. With a pile of the black fabric next to him, he works the sewing machine so quickly

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Fashion Weeks Are Set for a Radical Makeover, and Not Just Because of COVID-19

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Tristan Fewings/Getty

The fashion calendar is built around four major cities: New York, London, Milan, and Paris. As coronavirus has affected every facet of life, the fashion industry has been put on pause. However, with a moment of pause also comes a moment of self-reflection. 

An open letter started by fashion designer Dries van Noten and Lane Crawford CEO Andrew Keith called for global fashion industry reform, including adapting the format of fashion shows and Fashion Weeks.

At NYFW, Michael Kors’ Not-So Wild West, Christian Cowan’s Pop Star Appeal, and Aliétte’s Red Carpet Glamor

New York Fashion Week recently announced that the September shows would be shortened to just three days from Sept. 14 to 16. None of the New York shows are expected to have live audiences, but, rather, they will be static presentations where models will be stationery and attendees can walk in and out. London

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White Milano Plans ‘Phygital’ Format for September Show

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ITA-LOVE: Ever the vocal supporter of Italian fashion, White Milano is embracing a phygital approach for its September show aimed at shining a light especially on Italian fashion businesses.

Planned for Sept. 24 to 27 at a still undisclosed location in Milan’s Tortona district, the fair will combine the White Milano trade show, traditionally held during the women’s fashion week, with the WSM Fashion Reboot event dedicated to sustainability – originally scheduled for June and then postponed due to the pandemic.

The trade show organizer sealed a partnership with Best Showroom, a new network of 50 Italian showrooms to install the “Milano Loves Italy” project aimed at supporting local small-and-medium sized enterprises and brands, in response to the disruptions caused by COVID-19. International brands will also be welcomed.

“By joining forces with different entities, we will be able to express our strength and

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