Month: August 2020

‘Masks are now becoming a fashion statement’

Zavk Pinsent uses reproduction period fabrics to create his masks inspired by historical fashion (Photo: Digby Pinsent)
Zavk Pinsent uses reproduction period fabrics to create his masks inspired by historical fashion (Photo: Digby Pinsent)

A historical fashion buff and tailor known for his bespoke Regency-era outfits has turned his sartorial eye to the most modern accessory of them all: the face mask.

Zack Pinsent, whose penchant for wearing top hats, breeches, collared waistcoats and the occasional powdered wig has seen him dubbed a “Jane Austen superfan” and 21st-century dandy in his native England, has started creating facial coverings using special reproduction fabric prints in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The three-layered masks were initially conceived as a small quarantine project for the owner of Pinsent Tailoring, who is typically commissioned by historical museums and individuals who share his passion for authentic historical fashion. But due to social distancing restrictions, he’s been unable to see his clients; what’s more, a broken elbow suffered right before lockdown

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7 New Brands Fashion Girls Are Pushing to the Brink of Fame

The fashion industry is constantly evolving. Between the seasonal trend cycles, rotating creative directors, and emerging new brands, there is always a lot to keep up with. Unless you’re hyper-passionate about the fashion industry, all of the above would feel impossible to keep tabs on. But lucky for you, it’s our job. Now when I say “our” I mean me and the handful of incredible fashion girls you’re about to hear from. Supporting up-and-coming designers, in particular, is something we love doing here at Who What Wear, which is why I reached out to the editors, influencers, and directors below to find out which new fashion brands are catching their eyes.

Below, you will hear some of the most talented women (most of whom I have the pleasure of calling my friends) spill the tea on the emerging brands they are loving right now. I encourage you to click into

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Fashion Positive Launches Industry’s First Circular Materials Guidelines

textile industry on topics surrounding circular fibers and their potential to significantly impact the fashion industry through the development of the circular economy.” data-reactid=”19″>Fashion Positive, a nonprofit initiative devoted to the use of circular materials in the fashion industry, said today that it released its inaugural “Circular Materials Guidelines,” which help align the apparel, footwear and textile industry on topics surrounding circular fibers and their potential to significantly impact the fashion industry through the development of the circular economy.

cleaner, safer and designed for the highest value and long-lasting use — in other words, designed for the circular economy,” the organization explained.” data-reactid=”20″>Circular fibers and yarns are “critical to developing clothes and footwear that are cleaner, safer and designed for the highest value and long-lasting use — in other words, designed for the circular economy,” the organization explained.

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Bloomingdale’s Names Kelley Carter Fashion Director for Home

Kelley Carter has joined Bloomingdale’s as home fashion director, with responsibilities for leading trend forecasting and discovering new resources across home textiles, housewares, tabletop, furniture and luggage.

“Kelley has an incredible eye for design,” said Kevin Harter, Bloomingdale’s vice president of integrated marketing and fashion direction.

Carter will collaborate with quality wigs Bloomingdale’s merchant and marketing teams “to bring trends to life via a curated product assortment in-store and online, and visually on Bloomingdale’s marketing channels and in our store windows,” Harter added.

She reports to Harter and succeeds Joe Weiner, who in June joined Herman Miller and its HAY division.

“One of the reasons I am so excited to join Bloomingdale’s is that we are the only high-end retailer with such an extensive offering of home and lifestyle products curated from a fashion perspective — from furniture to candles to cookware,” said Carter. “This has always been an advantage

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