This Is What Protest Fashion Really Looks Like (i-D)
"Fashion and activism may share a long history, but they do not always make easy bedfellows. Much ink has been spilled in recent weeks (and indeed years) about fashion’s renewed, shall we say, embrace of activism."
Are Adverts Deliberately Being Racist? (BBC)
"H&M apologised for showing a black child modelling a hoodie which had 'coolest monkey in the jungle' on the front, while Dove soap said sorry for releasing a series of images that appeared to show a black woman turning into a white person."
Finding the Right Corporate Message Isn’t Always Easy (The New York Times)
"Partly because of the reach of social media, partly because of a new era of civic engagement (some of it in response to the polarising first year of the Trump administration), corporations are increasingly embracing message-based marketing."
How Luxury Fashion Brands Are Investing in Technology to Offer Sustainable Clothing (South China Morning Post)
"In the world of men’s fashion, it’s not the colour, cut or silhouette that is important nowadays — it’s the materials and the fabrics. 'The big thing in fashion is innovation and sustainability,' said Phillip Lim during Pitti Uomo."
Saudi Arabia Almost Had a Fashion Week (The New York Times)
"The high-profile, high-stakes plan for a first fashion week in Saudi Arabia, unthinkable even two years ago, comes at a time of apparent reform in the country, led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom’s de facto ruler."