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AwaytoMars: A Crowdsourcing Platform That Lets Anyone Play Fashion Designer

How did you get your start in the fashion industry? What inspired you to become an entrepreneur? I’ve always had a passion for fashion. My grandmother was a tailor and I used to spend…

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London's Science Museum Hosts Space-Inspired Fashion Show

A jumpsuit that converts human sweat into drinking water. A dress with climate-controlled pouches for storing food on the go. Garments studded with sensors or heating units. Those are…

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U.K. Students Create Wearable Shelter for Syrian Refugees

In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, a group of graduate students from London’s Royal College of Art have created a hooded jacket that deploys into a sleeping bag or tent…

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Selfridges Spotlights "Bright New Things" of Sustainable British Fashion

SHINY AND BRIGHT Besides receiving mentorship from both Selfridges and the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, one Bright New Thing will receive a bursary to further develop its sustainable…

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Paula Ortega Uses Milk Proteins to Make Biodegradable Jewelry

Innovative jewelry designer Paula Ortega’s new line is as fleeting as beauty itself. Made from an impossible-sounding mix of metals and milk proteins, the “wearable sculptures”…

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Christopher Raeburn Soars at Spring 2014 London Fashion Week

TAKING FLIGHT Raeburn deployed an array of technical fabrics, including decommissioned parachute silk—preserved in its original candy-pink hue—originally used in humanitarian aid…

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London Fashion Week Activists Stage Protest on Waterloo Bridge

As London kicked off its biannual Fashion Week at Somerset House Friday morning, an entirely different scene unfolded on nearby Waterloo Bridge. Campaigners from anti-poverty group War…

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VIDEO: CuteCircuit Lights Up Spring 2015 New York Fashion Week

MIGHTY MORPHING Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz, whose “Q by CuteCircuit” smartphone app allowed its models to dictate their clothing’s appearance, demoed an updated…

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London Artist Opens a "Cornershop" Made Entirely of Felt

FELT UP Sparrow, whose efforts began as a Kickstarter campaign, before culminating in a monthlong pop-up installation in London’s Bethnal Green, admits that she is “very…

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Help Here Today Here Tomorrow Launch Fair-Trade Womenswear Line

Photos by Agnes Lloyd-Platt Sustainable fashion brand Here Today Here Tomorrow hope to revitalise a beautiful but dying craft with hand weavers in Nepal, and help set a new standard for…

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"RiverBlue" is an Upcoming Film That Explores the Dark Side of Denim

What is the fashion industry—and we humans, by extension—doing to the planet? There’s been a lot of talk about “fast fashion” in blogs and in the popular press and its impact…

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Hooves Makes Vegan Shoes That Don't Compromise on Quality, Style

These beautifully made shoes from Hooves are a brand new vegan-friendly design that break the stereotypes of boring ethical footwear. The London-based studio, lead by Mark Bryceland,…

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CuteCircuit Brings Wearable Technology to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

LIGHTS, ACTION! “The most amazing thing is that we managed to make the technology invisible—so invisible that not even the models realized they were wearing technology until…

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Pollution-Absorbing "PHNX" Garment Reacts to its Environment by Changing Color

Lauren Bowker’s beautiful PHNX fashion pieces transform from one color to the next, in reaction to the climate around them.  Using thermochromatic ink, the designer infused delicate…

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LUSH Prize Awards £250,000 to Innovators Against Animal Testing

Full disclosure: LUSH paid for the author’s travel and accommodation; opinions expressed here are her own. LUSH Cosmetics celebrated the second year of its prestigious LUSH Prize,…

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Atelier Laure Paschoud's Modular Clothing Lets You Customize Your Look

The driving force behind Laure Paschoud’s collections for her label, Atelier Laure Paschoud, is the ability for each piece to tell a story. Whether inspired by a concept, like…

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Lady Gaga Demonstrates "Volantis," the World's First Flying Dress

Never let it be said that Lady Gaga doesn’t know how to make an entrance. The megastar celebrated the launch of her latest album, Artpop, on Sunday by hovering inside a Brooklyn…

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"Skinned" PETA Activists Protest Outside Hermès Leather Exhibition

Skinless protestors  from PETA created quite a stir at the “Hermès Leather Forever” exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts today. Clad in little more than body paint, three…

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