Julie Gilhart

Julie Gilhart and Simon Collins: People Want "Great Fashion"

Julie Gilhart: “The customer is not asking for sustainable fashion, they want great fashion, and they want good product priced at a price they can afford. “If you can add in…

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Surfer Kelly Slater Launches Outerknown, a Sustainable Fashion Line

Professional surfer Kelly Slater wasn’t kidding when he said he was splitting from longtime sponsor Quiksilver after 23 years. The world champion is preparing to launch his own…

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Cradle to Cradle's Star-Studded Bash Teases "Fashion Positive Project"

Photos by Patrick McMullan for the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Last Friday evening, distinguished patrons filled the ground floor of New York’s IAC building for the…

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H&M's "Conscious Talk" Highlights Fashion's Role in a Sustainable Future

Depending on whom you ask, H&M is either the problem or the solution. The Swedish retailer isn’t just any apparel firm, after all. When it comes perpetuating our culture of…

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Watch H&M's "Conscious Talk" Panel Live From Vogue's HQ in NYC!

Join Honest By founder Bruno Pieters, Loomstate designer Scott Mackinlay Hahn, the magnificent Julie Gilhart, Parsons School of Fashion’s Simon Collins, H&M head of…

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Is the African-Inspired Fashion Trend a Form of Cultural Imperialism?

Photos by Nneka Salmon Fashion and cultural appropriation are more than passing acquaintances. The latter, which is typically bandied about with terms like “borrowing” or…

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Little Cupcake Bakeshop Opens FEED Shop-in-Shop to Benefit Japan

Photo by Yuka Yoneda for Ecouterre THREE QUESTIONS FOR LAUREN BUSH, CO-FOUNDER OF FEED PROJECTS As a Japanese American, I think it’s so wonderful that FEED is supporting Japan…

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VIDEO: Is Sustainability the Future of Fashion?

When the Afingo Fashion Forum asked Jill Fehrenbacher, our editor-in-chief, to curate a panel on sustainability and philanthropy in fashion in April, she jumped at the chance. The…

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Julie Gilhart's Barneys Departure: The Eco-Fashion Community Reacts

Albama Chanin’s Natalie Chanin recalls how Julie Gilhart—and the Dalai Lama!—gave her line a running start. (Alabama Chanin) Project Artisan lifts a virtual glass to…

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Julie Gilhart Quits Barneys New York to "Pursue Other Opportunities"

Photo by Nordic Fashion Association Julie Gilhart, fashion director of Barneys New York, has left the company to “pursue other opportunities,” according to WWD. One of the…

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NYC EVENT: Julie Gilhart in Conversation with Colleen Hill and Jennifer Farley

Julie Gilhart, fashion director and senior vice president of Barneys New York, has inspired many designers to develop “green” product. In 2007, she spearheaded development…

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Peruvian Garment Factories, Crimes of Fashion, Carbon-Neutral Clothing

What really goes on behind the scenes at a garment factory? Good tours five massive clothing-manufacturing sites in Lima, Peru. (Good) Your fashion felony may no longer be the subject…

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Fashion Designers, Luxury Firms Rally For Christie's Earth Day Auction

Fancy a private chat-and-chew with Vera Wang? Bespoke eco-friendly his-and-her suits from Stella McCartney? What about an Ermenegildo Zegna ensemble made to measure from the…

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Succeed in Eco-Fashion (And Get Sold in Barneys): 6 Tips From Pratt Panel

Another day, another ho-hum panel on sustainable fashion? Not when you’re presented with the likes of Julie Gilhart, Barneys New York’s fashionista-in-chief, Caroline…

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5 Things We Learned About Sustainable Fashion From COP15

Photo by Nordic Fashion Association While governmental leaders from all around the world met in Copenhagen last week to hash out a new climate-change treaty, the fashion industry…

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Barneys' Julie Gilhart to Fashion Industry: Do Things Differently to Save Our Planet

Photo by Nordic Fashion Association For Julie Gilhart, senior vice president of Barneys New York, fashion has always been a reflection of our times. And in the past 18 years she’s…

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