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Social Goods | London Fashion Week Goes Fur-Free, Is Diverse Beauty Just a Trend?

This week, London Fashion Week is the first of the main global fashion events to ditch fur, while the beauty industry is only at the beginning of its road to diversity.
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  • Kristina Ezhova

London Fashion Week Vows to Be Fur-Free (The Guardian)
"The British Fashion Council said none of the designers participating on the official schedule would be using fur. The announcement comes after rising numbers of anti-fur protesters demonstrating at London Fashion Week, from 25 in 2016 to more than 250 last September."

Beauty Is More Diverse Than Ever. But Is It Just a Trend? (The New York Times)
"Sam Fine, a makeup artist known for working with Naomi Campbell, Iman and Queen Latifah, is skeptical. He has been in the industry since 1991 and has seen cosmetics collections developed for women of colour come and go. 'It's not just about putting a black model next to Gigi Hadid. The stock needs to be there, and not only 40 shades at your Times Square store,' he said."

The Designers Fashioning the Future (i-D)
"A new generation of designers are erupting across fashion education. Principled, uncompromising, creative and scientifically agile, these are the designers of Gen-Z: outspoken critics of the ills of fashion."

Forget Leather, the Future of Fashion Is All About Fish Skin (Wired)
"It's not just about fish leather: more and more producers of luxury leather goods are turning to alternative leathers, because of shortages in quality leather, driven by high demand for expensive leather products all over the world, but especially in China."

What It's Like to Be a Disabled Model in the Fashion Industry (Teen Vogue)
"While the fashion industry has been reluctant to include a full range of diverse bodies, what any smart business is responsive to is demand. The recent push for inclusion aside, the fashion industry has all but shut out disabled models and consumers save for a few special occasions."

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