It’s too bad all photos aren’t date stamped like this one from 1946. It sure takes the guess-work out of evaluating a vintage photo, but then it takes some of the fun out of it as well.
This weeks news:
- I have always thought of leather as a byproduct of beef, but this article points out how crazy our consumption of cows has become.
- What is the life of a Cambodian garment worker like?
- “It’s not magic. It’s just exploitation.”
- The Business of Fashion did a three-part series on the fashion copying issue.
- Trump has profited from foreign labor he says is killing U.S. jobs. I do not talk politics here, as I feel we all have an opinion that cannot be swayed by anything I’d say. This is fashion related, and relevant.
- I like this new approach Ferragamo is taking to fashion piracy.
- And here is an interesting article on why fashion start-ups are relying more on American manufacturing.
- Remember when shopping at Banana Republic was an adventure?
- Why is history important?
- Joe Corré, the son of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, is going to burn his collection of Punk memorabilia, estimated to be worth $7 million.
- Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago will have a sale of fashion on April 7. Included is a Yves Saint Laurent dress from the Mondrian collection.
- How about a photo of David Beckham sewing?
- I need a mannequin that automatically adjusts its size to fit the garment.
- And finally, a great video from the Rijksmuseum showing mannequins being dressed for an exhibition.