Chromat Breaks the “Regular” Model Mold at 2017 Fashion Week

The runway models at Chromat’s Spring 2017 New York Fashion Week runway show looked decidedly normal. Normal, as in “like most women,” not as in “normal six-foot-tall, size 2 Amazon goddess.” The show included tall people, short people, thin people, curvy people, a woman wearing a prosthesis, and even trans model Carmen Carrera, who opened […]

What is the Body Positivity Movement?

The media, fashion, tabloids, advertising and a variety of other industries all pressure people, particularly women, into believing that they need to look a certain way. Everyone needs to be petite, with just the right amount of muscle to fit into and be flattered by the latest fashion trends. You’d better not look too old, […]

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A Few Favorite Trends from New York Fashion Week

We all love watching Fashion Week in anticipation of what the trends will be next Spring and Summer. No? Maybe it’s just me. If you aren’t one to follow the tweets, Instagram posts and news around fashion week, below is a quick synopsis of some of the hottest trends coming to you this spring. Metallics. […]

Modcloth Celebrates its Foray into Plus Size Fashion by Completely Transforming the Market

Just over a year ago, online fashion retailer Modcloth decided it was time to revamp its plus size garment offerings. In an industry dominated by unrealistic beauty standards, fat shaming, and miniscule fashion options for women larger than a size 12, Modcloth has clearly managed to stand out from the pack. Now, the company is […]

What to Wear for an Interview in the Fashion Industry

If you’re like me, you have your go-to outfit on standby for interviews, networking events, and any occasion where you’re required to dress like the professional young adult that you are. But what if you decide to take a risk and try to break into the fashion industry, where you’ll be assessed by the most […]

Hey All You Budding Fashionistas, Now’s Your Time to Shine

Right now, the world of fashion has never been so diverse (think quirky models, body diversification in advertisements, etc.), so open-minded, and so young. I’m not talking about young in the exploited-teenage-models sense, but young in the young-people-are-having-a-moment-in-fashion-right-now sense. If the fashion industry ever gave off an ageist attitude before, those days seem to be […]

Highlights from the Star-Studded British Fashion Awards

Earlier this week, the annual British Fashion Awards were held at the London Coliseum, with heavy attendance from fashion’s elite. Celebrities, designers, models, and fashion industry heavyweights gathered to celebrate the successes of the industry over the past year, and to honor those who have made an impact in their field. The British Fashion Council […]