- The London V&A will be hosting the first-ever exhibition in a major UK museum on the work of Coco Chanel; “covering the career of the French designer from the opening of her first millinery boutique in Paris in 1910 to the showing of her final collection in 1971.”
- ASOS is now available at Nordstrom.
- Have a peek at the Marni for Uniqlo collaboration.
- Amazon has opened its first brick-and-mortar fashion store in Los Angeles — featuring fitting rooms where the Amazon Style algorithm will deposit suggested pieces for shoppers to try on.
- Iconic retail store Century 21 will be re-opening its location in New York City’s Financial District some time in the Spring of 2023.
- Gardeners are fighting back against the toxic chemicals used by the fashion industry by using plants to dye their clothes.
- On May 12, the Fashioning Accountability and Building Real Institutional Change (FABRIC) Act — a new piece of legislation that would address labour concerns and worker’s rights in the US garment industry — was introduced to the Senate.
- More and more fashion brands are launching in-house second-hand programmes “to offer customers a chance to pick up pre-loved items at the same time that they’re seeking out something new.”
Fun Fashion Fact
Did you know that milliner turned mogul Jeanne Lanvin was one of the designers who popularized the cloche hat. “In 1922 she realized that the intrusive hat laden with trimmings that she had always shown was not in the mood of the day. She willingly adapted her aesthetics to the sporty, boyish young looks that chic Parisians wanted by giving them the cloche — one of millinery’s most enduring fashions, loved for its chic, but also for the sense of freedom it brought. It was the standard fashionable hat for almost 10 years.”