luxury fashion

Melissa Joy Manning's Handmade Jewelry Fuses Luxury, Sustainability

Jewelry should be about self-expression, embellishment, and adornment that lets the individual shine as brightly as the pieces they are wearing . The last thing anyone should worry…

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Valentino Tops Greenpeace's Luxury "Fashion Duel" Ranking

Greenpeace has thrown down the gauntlet. In November, the environmental nonprofit presented 15 Italian and French fashion houses, including Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and…

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Designer Gas Masks Question Our Psychological Reliance on Luxury Labels

Never mind the economic turmoil at home and abroad; the luxury sector is expected to post double-digit growth this year to 191 billion euros, due in no small part to the growing…

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Maiyet: A Luxury Label Founded by a Former Anti-Apartheid Leader

GOODS FOR GOOD Maiyet, which made its debut at Paris Fashion Week earlier this month, is the brainchild of Van Zyl and Kristy Caylor, former president of popular apparel brand Band of…

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Versace Bans "Killer" Sandblasted Jeans After Activists Push for Change

Versace is finally putting the kibosh on sandblasting its jeans. After two months of pressure from the Clean Clothes Campaign and Change.org, the Italian fashion house has officially…

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Versace Shuts Down Facebook Wall After Anti-Sandblasters Swarm Site

Versace deactivated its Facebook “wall” today after activists posted dozens of messages condemning its continued practice of sandblasting jeans. Despite public…

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Fendi Sheds Fur for Fashion Show on Seoul's Floating Island

Ruffled feathers and raised haunches aside, Fendi launched its Fall/Winter 2011 collection in Seoul on Thursday night without a hitch. After weeks of drama that nearly led to the…

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Gucci to Launch Eco-Friendly Eyewear Made From Castor Seeds

Gucci is set to see green this fall with a new range of optical frames made from sustainable materials. The luxury brand, together with eyewear manufacturer Safilo, will introduce four…

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Fendi Faces Off With South Korea Over Display of Fur in Fashion Show

A vendetta is brewing between Seoul City and Italian luxury brand Fendi over the use of fur at an upcoming fashion show in the South Korean capital. After two days of debate that ended…

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Fendi at Milan Design Week, Levi's Flax Slacks, Oeko-Tex Hits 100,000

For Milan Design Week, Fendi commissioned artists and designers from around the world to make sculptures from the luxury label’s production waste. (Designboom) Levi-Strauss has…

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Prada Promotes Local, Artisanal Craftsmanship With "Made in" Series

Luxury label Prada, best known for its high-end, high-fashion, and even higher priced goods, has made a foray into locally made artisanal products. Its new “Made In” series,…

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14 Mainstream Luxury Brands That Have Flirted With Eco-Fashion

FAILING GRADE When it comes to their environmental track record, luxury-goods makers have earned a less-than-glowing rap, and deservedly so. In a 2007 report by the World Wildlife Fund…

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