A Year Later, How Are Fashion Rental Companies Doing?

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Yes, The COVID “Baby Bust” Is Real — Unless You’re Rich

The “baby boom” predicted at the beginning of the pandemic is now widely acknowledged to have been a baby bust. Though there was an assumption that people would take the opportunity to procreate while stuck at home, instead states have reported large declines in birth rates for December 2020, nine months after lockdowns began in March. This shouldn’t come as such a shock. As long ago as June 2020, the Brookings Institution predicted that there would be up to half a million fewer babies born in

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Milan designers hit reset button during digital fashion week

MILAN (AP) — Fashion is off the hamster wheel, taking a deep breath that is allowing some freshness to seep into the once relentless cycle.

“It is so weird thinking about fashion, and the kind of hamster wheel of fashion, and how we never had a break and always complained about it,’’ Marc Jacobs said during a Milan Fashion Week video chat with Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons post-digital show. “And then you get a break, and you complain.”

Instead, he said, he was taking the moment to watch others, and be inspired.

Milan Fashion Week of mostly womenswear previews

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BLM in Italian Fashion campaign shows early tangible results

MILAN (AP) — A digital runway show by five Italian fashion designers of African origin opens Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday, one tangible result of a campaign launched last summer by the only Black Italian designer belonging to the Milan fashion chamber.

After some initial resistance and a slow start, designer Stella Jean credits the Italian National Fashion Chamber with “a lot of goodwill” in pushing through an enhanced collaboration with five young designers, including financing and partnerships with Italian suppliers.

“When you want to do something, you can do them immediately,’’ said Jean, one of the founders of the

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6 best women’s sweaters in 2021, according to fashion experts

What is the best fabric for sweaters?

Here are the seven best fabrics and blends the fashion pros say you’re most likely to come across while shopping for sweaters.

Sweaters made with natural materials

While you shop, you’ll find these four materials in both organic and recyclable variations.

  • Wool: 100-percent wool sweaters get a bad rep for being itchy, and Christian Juul Nielsen, creative director of contemporary womenswear brands AKNVAS and Herve Leger, suggested an easy fix to “make the wool a lot softer and lighter:” Opt for wool sweaters blended with at least 20 percent polyamide, a
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39 of the Coolest French Fashion Brands Everyone Should Know

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What it’s like to have a baby after miscarriage

On hearing the news that Meghan Markle is pregnant again, having suffered a miscarriage after the birth of her first child, my heart broke a little. While the news may seem joyous to most, I know only too well the heartache that can strike as you live through your third pregnancy, but as a mother of one. In July, Meghan miscarried her second child – my son Henry was 14 months old, exactly the same age as baby Archie was then, when I endured the same. Seeing those positive

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Global Fashion Group Bets 2020’s Online Shopping Boom Is Set to Last

A Lamoda delivery. Collage by BoF.

Global Fashion Group SA, a fashion retailer with ambitions to emulate European giant Zalando SE in emerging markets, has made a big bet that the pandemic-fuelled boom in online shopping is here to stay.

The Luxembourg-based company has channeled much of its 2020 windfall into infrastructure by building new warehouses or expanding existing facilities in six of the nine markets where it operates fulfilment centres, co-chief executive officer Christoph Barchewitz said in an interview.

Like Zalando, Global Fashion’s largest shareholder is Kinnevik AB, which invests in online businesses spanning wine to classifieds worldwide. While

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