Choosing a photo for today’s post posed a bit of a dilemma. With so much of the US suffering bitter cold, with colder temperatures and snow to come, and with people Down Under sweltering through the heat, I almost picked a photo of neutral weather. But instead here’s some cold snow for you in Australia, and a reminder to Chicago friends that it is possible to have fun in the snow. Just not this week.
And now for some news.
- There’s a reason haute couture is so expensive.
- Fast fashion copycats are alive and well.
- The Museum of London shows us how they mounted a mourning dress worn by Queen Victoria.
- Here’s a great story about a hidden art treasure, found when Oscar de la Renta planned to open a store in Paris.
- “The relationship between sports and fashion is often overlooked, but the Historic Costume and Textiles Collection at Ohio State is seeking to show students that fashion isn’t exclusive to the runway.”
- Veteran Rodney Bly is using sewing to cope with PTSD.
- Climate change, as seen through knitting. Also, train delays as seen through knitting.
- Who made your sports team apparel? If it came from Badger Sportswear, it’s possible it was made in Chinese internment camps.
- In case you are one of the many people who still thinks that what we choose to wear is not important, take the case of the maga red hat. Would the confrontation between a group of boys and a Native elder been so fraught with emotion had the boy been hatless? We have all made up our minds on how that sorry scene played out, but I thought this article about how teens are looking at the maga hat as a statement of another sort was interesting.