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Week of 2/5 to 2/10

Stay up-to-date on the fashion industry with and the Fashion Industry News Re-Cap! This week we are covering; NYFW, Macy’s will be first U.S. Department store to sell hijabs, Hedi Slimane moves to West Hollywood and more! 

Fashion Week in the Wake of #MeToo: An Insider’s Guide

Discreet as it is, the fashion week appearance will be the first time Ms. Chapman and Ms. Craig have raised their heads above the professional parapet since the world changed. Will the clothes they make, once heavy on fantasy and fairy tale, have changed, too?

British Designer Misha Nonoo Is Rewriting Fashion’s Playbook

When Meghan Markle made her first public appearance with Prince Harry at the Invictus Games last September, fashionistas-who study outfits the way fortune tellers study tea leaves-predicted that this relationship would end in marriage. Why? An expert glance revealed that Markle was wearing a $185 white button-down made by her friend and designer Misha Nonoo called The Husband Shirt.

Why Are We Consistently Surprised by Fashion’s Faux Pas? (We Shouldn’t Be)

Fashion is not the small industry it once was, and with the ever-rising accessibility of all things fashion to the world at large, whether it be by way of live stream fashion shows or brands’ social media accounts, comes an increased level of responsibility and the need for greater awareness when de

Hedi Slimane’s Celine Design Team Is Setting Up Shop in WeHo

Looks like Hedi Slimane (who took the reins as artistic, creative and image director at Céline last week, replacing Phoebe Philo) will maintain his home base in Los Angeles, as rumored. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the Céline team will soon be taking over the Violet Grey Inc.

Patagonia Wants to Set You Up With Activism

While there are plenty of retail companies that count social justice as part of their work, few walk the walk like outdoors brand Patagonia. The company donates 1 percent of its sales to environmental organizations, and it issued nearly 1,000 grants to environmental groups last year.

Macy’s Will Be the First U.S. Department Store to Sell Hijabs

Macy’s new line The Verona Collection is the first among U.S. department stores to offer fashion choices for Muslim women.

Are Brands Shifting to Pay-Free Fashion Show Front Rows? Not So Fast

Fashion Week front rows seats “were once a place for A-list celebs to unself-consciously mix and mingle while taking in designs from a label they genuinely liked,” writes the New York Post’s Suzanne Zuckerman. “Then the top seats became highly orchestrated corporate affairs, overrun with social medi

Raf Simons References Opioid Crisis in a Runway Show

Fashion has been having a bit of an existential crisis as of late, fueled by the struggles at traditional print glossy magazines, flagging department store sales in the face of online shopping, and the rise of fast-fashion retailers offering cheaper trendy alternatives to expensive runway styles.