Digital Start-ups Offer Concrete Solutions to Fashion Industry

Dian S. Hicks

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In a moment defined by uncertainty, the search for innovative, efficient solutions seems to become more urgent than ever for fashion and luxury brands that want to safeguard and even grow their businesses during the global economic downturn caused by the coronavirus.

When it comes to finding practical solutions to problems, digital start-ups are increasingly appearing to be the right partners to help established, in many cases very traditional, companies  navigate the future.

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“In this period, I’ve really seen that brands are actively looking for digital solutions, which a few months ago would have found many difficulties to be considered by the market,” said Giusy Cannone, chief executive officer of Fashion Technology Accelerator. “Companies have finally understood the potential of digital solutions, which have become a priority. Before the crisis, the problem was not technological, but cultural.”

“The digital

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Cardi B’s Stylist Slams Fashion Brands Amid George Floyd Protests

Dian S. Hicks
Cardi B’s Stylist Slams Fashion Brands for Staying Quiet Amid Protests
Cardi B and stylist Kollin Carter sit front row at the Thom Browne Spring-Summer 2020 show during Paris Fashion Week on September 29, 2019. Swan Gallet/WWD/Shutterstock

Celebrity fashion stylist Kollin Carter, who dresses Cardi B, is grossly disappointed by how the fashion industry is responding to the George Floyd protests and the Black Lives Matter movement as a whole.

On Monday, June 1, Carter made a statement on Instagram directed at “fashion house’s and CEOs.”

“For you to be in my email begging for placements but have nothing to say when it comes to this matter is disgusting,” wrote the stylist in a feed post. “Don’t use us when it’s convenient for you to then turn around and not stand with us.”

In the accompanying caption, Carter wrote, “I will make it my duty to not

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5 Pretty Dress Trends Fashion People Are Wearing Indoors

Dian S. Hicks

Now that it’s starting to truly feel like summer in most parts of the country, it’s getting to be too hot for all the heavy loungewear we stocked up on several months ago and beyond that, many of us are tiring of wearing the same sweatpants over and over (myself included). One solution to summer dressing while staying comfortable at home? The house dress. These easy throw-on dresses have always trended this time of year, but this year, they’ve become even more appealing—and that only means one thing: Time to usher in a new round of trends.

Once again, fashion people have proven to be a huge source of inspiration here, as they’re the first to test out these new dress trends and show the rest of us how to style them. From the loose and languid maxi dresses to cotton ribbed-knit styles and pretty smocking, this summer’s crop

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I Clean Out My Closet Twice a Month, But I Never Get Rid of These 8 Things

Dian S. Hicks

I’ve always been big on cleaning out my closet and decluttering my space in general, but as we recently discussed, I’ve been on even more of a kick lately due to the extensive amount of time I’ve been spending at home. However, sharing some of the items we have purged from our wardrobes actually got me thinking about those pieces which I rarely, if ever, give the boot—and why.

I didn’t notice it at first, but once I made a list, it became painfully clear that among the eight categories you’re about to read about below, there’s actually one common theme: They always come back (or never go out of style in the first place). That’s right. While items such as belts and eveningwear may seem more or less relevant over time, when you do need them, the versions you already own should typically do the trick. In

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