Perhaps consider quitting your day job to write about shoes.
"Bloggers are becoming brands in themselves, turning their musings on fashion into businesses."
Exposed: A History of Lingerie charts how designers responded to feminist demands for better underwear over 300 years of ill-fitting, freeform, and racy lingerie.
“Burn up the corsets!” clothing reform activist Elizabeth Stuart Phelps wrote in 1873. “Make a bonfire of the cruel steel that has lorded it over the contents of the abdomen and thorax for so many years and heave a sigh of relief: for your ‘emancipation,’ I assure you, has from this moment begun.”
We have feminism to thank for making our underwear more comfortable, a truth that’s clearly reflected in Exposed: A History of Lingerie, now on view at the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). The more than 70 pieces on view, from the 18th century to today—from girdles to the “no-bra” bras of the ‘60s—track the social and sexual mores of different eras through the lingerie that women wore. The show also reveals how designers (thank goodness) responded in very tactile ways to feminist demands for less oppressive underwear.
If you thought “Project Runway” was juicy and addictive, with its fashion drama queens, speed-design challenges, and icy judges, imagine injecting it with the raging hormones of adolescence. There you have the premise of Lifetime’s newly announced Threads, a “Project Runway”-inspired fashion competition reality show for teenage designers.
What does the future of fashion look like?
Your pocket is now a total dead zone.
Dress for both the job you want and the job you have with these apps for refreshing your spring wardrobe.
New gear to keep you safe riding your bike at night, and looking badass while you’re at it.
“As long as the driver has his headlights on, the biker will be visible for as far as the eyes can see.”
“We do as much as possible to clear the noise.”
Betabrand, San Francisco-based e-commerce company, is showcasing a group of smart women in it’s newest assortment of spring clothing. But you won’t see just any smarties are appearing in Betabrand’s pants. “We sought out women with doctorates,” cofounder Chris Lindland tells CoCreate. You’ll see them reading or riding on the back of a motorbike, sporting stretch selvedge denim or shirtwaist dresses that range in price from $80 to $178. “Is it an industry first to focus on only the brainiest women? My guess: Yes.”
Everyone from Bette Davis to Jennifer Lawrence, from Irene to Armani, is represented. It’s a palette of glamorous dresses from some of the 20th and 21st century’s most famous designers.
- Council of Fashion Designers of America—For giving the fashion industry a conscience.
- Refinery29—For publishing fashion coverage that everyone wants to read.
- Editd—For using big data to analyze the whims of fashion trends.
- Farfetch—For creating a one-stop shop for browsing high-end boutiques around the globe.
- H&M—For branching out of the crowded chic-for-cheap space.
This liquid solution makes all gloves touchscreen friendly. Kickstarter loves this stuff. Would you use it?
February 9, 2014
For the next four days I will be taking over the Instagram feed of @fastcompany.
The work will feature stories outside of the pomps and circumstance that is New York Fashion Week. And the hashtag for the week will be #realstyleny. Come follow.
#oggl_ig #streetphotograph #streetportrait #documentary #nyc #nyfw #mdfw #fastcompany #igers #instagram #instamood #piciftheday (at Steve Madden)