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Soon-to-be FIT grads vie for spot on school’s coveted runway

Doing a senior thesis is daunting for any college student, but for soon-to-be graduates of Fashion Institute of Technology’s fashion design program, it literally comes down to judgment day. OK, it’s technically called Judging Day, and students work all year with industry mentors like...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 5:03am

With new Brooklyn warehouse, Fabscrap weaves even bigger swatch of fashion sustainability

Fabscrap has been at the forefront of fashion sustainability in New York City since its founding in 2016, and now that the nonprofit is settling into its new warehouse space in the Brooklyn Army Terminal, it’s poised to make an even bigger difference in reducing and reusing textile waste....

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 5:03am

UPDATED: Celebrities accused of cultural appropriation

America is known as the melting pot — a place where cultures, religions and nationalities can fuse, trading customs and traditions and creating something all its own. That sharing gave us American treasures like football, hot dogs and apple pie. But borrowing from other cultures isn’t...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:24pm

Why pockets were, and still are, the ultimate status symbol

Pockets weren’t invented in the 1700s, but that was arguably the era when they were perfected — on the coats of wealthy men. Having possessions is the ultimate signifier of status, so it makes sense that if you were wealthy enough to, say, carry money instead of bartering for goods,...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:30pm

How Brooklyn Public Library wants to redesign fashion education

Brooklynites have been setting trends in fashion for years, and now a select few of them are getting the chance to create those styles from the ground up thanks to what might seem like an unexpected source: The Brooklyn Public Library. The BPL just began piloting its first-ever Brooklyn Fashion...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 1:32pm

French skater with 'nightmare' wardrobe malfunction gets silver medal

Updated, Feb. 20, 2018: French ice dance team Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron received a silver medal Monday night (early Tuesday afternoon in PyeongChang) after overcoming a wardrobe malfunction during their short program that left Papadakis exposed on live TV.  They moved on...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:34am

Need a reason to watch Olympic curling? Two words: crazy pants

Curling is basically shuffleboard on ice. And if you need a reason to watch this year, we’ll give you one that you may not have been expecting: pants...of the crazy variety.   Curling has been featured in the Winter Olympics since 1924 but didn’t officially join the Olympic...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 1:56pm

Of course Grey’s Anatomy has its own line of scrubs

It’s no secret that fans of hit dramas will scoop up fashions and home goods featured in their favorite shows — we’re looking at you, Olivia Pope’s wine glasses. And though they’re not exactly streetwear, Grey's Anatomy scrubs are no exception to the rule. In fact...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 3:17pm

UPDATE: Mother young H&M model used to sell 'coolest monkey in the jungle' hoodie speaks out

Updated, January 11, 2018: The mother of the young black child who modeled the H&M, "coolest monkey in the jungle" sweatshirt speaks out and apparently, she's not bothered by the the sweatshirt. Terry Mango, who is Nigerian but lives in Stockholm, Sweden doesn't think it was a...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 11:45am

Bye-bye glitter? Scientists suggesting a ban just in time for the holidays

Glitter catches our eye, adds glitz to anything and can glam up your look on a hot night out. It also gets stuck on everything and seemingly (like beach sand) never goes away, but that isn’t why researchers are suggesting a ban on glitter. Glitter does “terrible damage” to the...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 12:27am

11 Ugly Hanukkah sweaters to buy right now

Whether it’s dressing in festive colors, getting cozy in our favorite winter pajamas with a cup of hot cocoa or throwing on those frighteningly fantastic ugly sweaters we hold so dear, it’s important to let the world know we’re down to embrace the impending New Year in style....

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:41am

Zara customers finding notes in their clothes from workers who made garments

Spanish fashion retailer Zara is under scrutiny again. This time, not for a children’s “Holocaust shirt,” an alt-right mascot Pepe the Frog denim skirt or creating a “Love Your Curves” campaign around not-so-curvy models. You have got to be shitting me, Zara. pic....

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 7:20pm

Pornhub opens pop-up fashion shop in SoHo

Like much of SoHo, Wooster Street boasts an array of fashionable names such as Chanel, Céline, Ted Baker and Moschino. And starting today, that roster will also include Pornhub. Yes, Pornhub, as in the adult entertainment website that receives more than 75 million visitors every day. The 10-year-...

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 5:03am

Have a happy 'holidayoncé' with Beyoncé's latest merch

Last year, my co-worker wore the most killer Christmas sweater. It was a knit spoof of Kim Kardashian’s #breaktheinternet photo, except Santa's posterior was poised to catch milk (and cookies) instead of champagne. Beyoncé must have heard the buzzing in the Beyhive, because this holiday...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:11pm

Forget unbuttoning, unzipping... Behold, elastic Thanksgiving dinner pants!

Wearing sweatpants to Thanksgiving might be frowned upon in some houses, but when you’re packing in a once-a-year holiday feast into your pie hole, you’re gonna need some stretchy pants. Stove Top stuffing has the answer: Thanksgiving dinner pants. You could burp, unbutton, unzip,...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:45pm

Shop brand-name styles for 70% off at Fashion for Action

When you say you’re “shopping for a good cause,” it usually means your closet. This week, it can mean New Yorkers struggling with HIV and homelessness at Housing Works’ Fashion for Action benefit sale. Taking place Nov. 16-18 at Housing Works’ Chelsea Thrift Shop (...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 12:53pm

See Alessandra Ambrosio's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show looks over the years

The Alessandra Ambrosio Victoria’s Secret runway walk is one of the most famous. The Brazilian model is almost synonymous with the behemoth lingerie brand at this point. She was the first model selected as an official PINK model for the brand’s younger line, and she’s been a...

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 4:50pm

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2017: What time does it start, how to watch online and more

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2017: It’s known as the sexiest night of the year and it’s right around the corner. The VS Angels are taking to the runway to strut their stuff in Shanghai for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2017, living up to the high expectations the...

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 11:37am

FIT opens collaborative space for emerging fashion designers

For the past five years, the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Design Entrepreneurs has been helping up-and-coming fashion designers create the businesses of their dreams, from teaching them strategy, branding and financials and setting them up with industry mentors to giving them the chance...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:30am

Going sockless is trendy but has nasty side effects, including an infection common in WWI

Pharrell does it. So does Conor McGregor and singer Sam Smith. We’re talking about wearing shoes without socks — especially dress shoes. The trend dates back to at least 2004, but it’s gained traction in 2017 thanks to all the famous faces eschewing socks for free feet. Going...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 2:46pm