FASHION NEWS: The Global Fashion Industry Designs a Sustainable Future

Sustainable fashion….that isn’t something that you would think would be big in the labeled brands and Haute couture fashion industry, but that is where you are wrong. Just how most of the scientist and tree lovers are worried about the state in which our planet in speedily deteriorating, so are those big names in the fashion world.

Now I know you are probably wondering this following question:

What Does The State of the Climate Have To Do With Fashion?

Well, a lot actually. The fight with Climate Change affects the fashion industry majorly due to the fact that around 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from the apparel business. That’s right fashion can hurt the environment as well as bring awareness to it.

Thankfully, the fashion industry is hearing the peoples voices as their opinions are all over about wanting a more sustainable fashion to appear to help cut down of the harm of the environment. 75% of the consumer industry sees sustainability as extremely important. They are willing to switch their favorite brands of clothing for those that are more sustainable and earth friendly.

“Despite the fact that millennials are coming of age in one of the most difficult economic climates in the past 100 years, they continue to be most willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings–almost three-out-of-four respondents,” the Nielsen report says.

The brand Burberry has head the people and has become a brand that is a member of the science-based targets (which started in 2015). Other companies that are part of this are the following:

  • CHANEL
  • Gucci – parent Kering S.A.
  • PVH Corp.
  • Nike Inc.
  • Puma SE
  • VF Corp.
  • Hennes & Mauritz
  • Eileen Fisher Inc.
  • Guess? Inc.
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Gap Inc.
  • Zara’s parent company Inditex S.A.
  • Uniqlo’s parent Fast Retailing Co.
  • One Jeanswear Group (makers of Nine West, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Bandolino)
  • Walmart Inc.
  • Target Corp.
  • Tesco PLC
  • Marks & Spencer Group
  • and Carrefour S.A

These companies have made big promises to the environment and the consumers by being a part of the Scientific- Based Targets. They are taking measure to reduce the emissions by using recyclable materials, reducing or replacing petroleum-based materials, no longer burning stock, and many more steps have been taken over all. The best part is that they promise to keep the public updated on their progress.

“We tried to make these standards as holistic as possible, taking into consideration water input, energy input, land use, eco-toxicity, greenhouse gas emissions, human toxicity, availability, and price,” said Kathleen Talbot, Reformation’s VP of Operations and Sustainability, in a statement to Fortune. “At the end of 2018, about 67% of our fabric purchases were our A & B rated fibers, and we are continuing to develop new fabrications and design into these highest impact fibers like Tencel, linen, and recycled cotton or wool.”

No one can’t say the fashion isn’t helping change the world for the better!

 

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Haute Couture Sunday 06/30/19 and Monday 07/01/19

The Fall/Winter Collection in the Haute Couture show in Paris, France has already had many designers come out of their comfort zone in order to show new heights that designer houses have soared to. Sunday and Monday of this week kicked off Haute Couture week with some of the most talked about designer labels that always make a scene at any show that they are a part of.

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Sunday’s Designers: Aelis, RR31, Aganovich, Adeline Andre, Maurizio Galante, Yumia Nakazato, Xuan, Christophe Josse

Monday’s Designers: Schiaparelli, Ulyana Sergenko, Iris Van Herpen, Georges, Hobeika, Maison Dior, Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Ralph + Russo, Antonio Grimaldi, Giambattista, Valli, Azzaro Couture

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Aelis Haute Couture Fall/Winter Collection 2019

Haute Couture is a fashion all of its own. It makes people think and makes audiences turn heads. Aelis Haute Couture Fall/Winter Collection 2019 is one of those designer collections that not only made people turn heads, but think about how the state of our world can be combined with fashion to make something memorable and beautiful.

The theme for the collection that debuted on Sunday, June 30th (Haute Couture Fashion Week Day One) was not a vibrant collection, but one with meaningful inspiration. The designer of Aelis said that she looked at photos from outer space that looked down on the earth, and decided to do a line that represents the state of zero gravity.

Taking this into consideration, the color palette used for the collection was the blending of black, white, aqua, and pink. But don’t get the bland looking color palette wrong, the designers offset these weightless designs and rough hemlines with accents of gold and metal chains. Creating a look that was definitely “out of this world”. The use of leather (from animals raised for food) and exotic feathers (collected from bird reserves after falling off naturally) brought a look of nature to the show. The sound of birds played in the background encouraged the actual birds in the surrounding area to lend their voices and enhance the theme that the Aelis House Designer was going for in the coming Fall/Winter collection of Haute Couture for 2019.

Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter Collection 2019

The Christian Dior Label always pulls out its best when it comes to a new collection. Though there are some signature designs, silhouettes, and fabrics; the House of Dior brought out some new styles in order to ask and answer “Are Cloths Modern”.

The designer behind the collection depended on the architecture of the designs as the foundation. Meaning that the focus was on construction, sihouettes, texture, and detail. The collection fully denied color in order for these traits to stand out. With the Ancient Greek look and enchanting weightlessness look of the veiling concepts used, no wonder why they audience was left wondering if their own fashion was modern enough to stand next to the upcoming Fall/Winter Haute Couture Collections of 2019 for the House of Christian Dior.

Haute Couture Fashion Week!

Bellah Blog Readers! Guess what week it is!!!

(If you can’t guess from the tittle, then we might need to have a talk lol.)

That’s right! It’s Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris, France!

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So as you see, I am over the moon about this fashion week. Some of my favorite designers like CHANEL, Dior, Armai, and much more! The reason why this event, besides it being haute couture fashion, is so special to me is because it is the first time that I caught it the week of the shows! I mean I know the schedule and everything! So every day will be about the show and the deets will be given about what is said about the debuting fashion going on!!

Stay tuned this week!

The link below is for the schedule of Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris, France.

Fashion shows schedule

 

Jaslene Gonzalez (Cycle 8)

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Our next top model winner is none other than Jaslene Gonzalez. The funny thing about cycle 8’s winner is that she was originally in cycle 7. Yep, you read that right. She was originally in cycle 7 but was sent home, then came back for the next cycle and won ANTM. Fate is a funny little bugger isn’t it!

After ANTM, Jaslene went on to do many things. She modeled for Garnie Nutrisse and Lot 29, Scene, Time Out, Vanidacles, US Weekly, and Hombre. Not only did she do this, but she also appeared frequently on billboards, had many fashion sp. reads, and stared ad campaigns.

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She now appears on several talk shows and is a frequent model on Project Runway. On top of all the success that she has received after Top Model, she has decided to teach the next generation of female models. She runs a boot camp that gives young girls the tools they need to make it in the modeling industry.

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Cycle One Winner on ANTM…..Where Is She Now??

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America’s Next Top Model has been around for 24 cycles (or seasons). This phenomenon of a show has taken the nation by storm, and also given a glimpse of how hard one has to work in order to be a model, and a top one at the!

The first cycle winner was Adrianne Curry. Now being the first winner of ANTM is not only a great honor, but also a carries a lot of pressure and expectations. So where did this model end up after her high from winning the top modeling reality show?

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After ANTM, Adrianne Curry was signed to Wihelmina Models in New York. Through this agency, she was able to be featured in many magazine and shows. Some of these include the following: Life + Style Weekly, US Weekly. Star, OK!, Stuff, People, Maxim, Spanish Marie Claine, Von Dutch Watches, Salon City, Macy’s Famous Stars + Straps, Lucky, Ed Hardy, Kinis Bikinis, Beverly Hills Choppers, and Merit Diamonds.

Along with all of these magazine shoots and editorial spreads, she also participated in the television industry and in many runway shows. Some of these include Anne Bowen Spring 2005 Runway Fashion Show, Pamela Anderson’s Line, Von Dutch, Ed Hardy, and more.

Adrianne Curry started off on reality television, it is how she entered the modeling industry. Therefore, it is no surprise that she thrived the most in the reality tv industry opposed to that of the modeling industry. Now she has left the lime light and is enjoying life with her husband and running a lifestyle blog. Not where we all thought she would be am I right?

Where Are They Now?

Models and entertainment professionals come and go in our line of work. Just like fashion, what is cool, chic, and exciting one minute is dead the next. That is why the industry is so tough. You never know what people are looking for, and if you seem like you are what the people want, you might want to think again.

I was thinking about washed up has beens in the fashion industry as I was watching America’s Next Top Model. Honestly, as a model myself, I have a newfound appreciation for the show because it is a tool for learning about what to do and not do in the industry. Plus the drama makes me laugh, especially around make over time. But as I was watching the show I began to wonder what happens to the winners once they leave the show? How does their careers alter aftering winning such a high honor and big contracts from a reality tv competition?

This week we will look at some of the past ANTM winners and see where they ended up once they left the show.

Mario DiVanovic

Do you know who styles for Kim Kardashian? This guy does! Not only her but million of other stars like Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Mary J. Blige, Katy Perry, Ciara, Naomie Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Gabrielle Union, Kate Bosworth, Chrissy Teigen and Tyra Banks all are styled by him.

Mario is innovative and has made many contributions to the makeup art industry. He is the one who popularised contouring, setting and baking, highliting, and much more. He creates flawless makeup looks that stun audiences and make celebrities look even more untouchable than they are.
His coveted limited-edition collaborations with Anastasia Beverly Hills and KKW Beauty have sold out worldwide. In addition, his KKWxMARIO palette was just named one of the major beauty events that shaped 2018 by WWD’s Beauty Inc.

Mario is definitely a top makeup artist to look up to and learn from!!