About a year ago, Karen Giberson, president of the Accessories Council, noticed something unusual — countless vendors, weighed down by rising costs from their factories in Asia, began calling to inquire about making their goods in the U.S.
“When we started hearing the topic repeat itself, we knew this was an important issue,” said Giberson, who formed a group to promote the production of Made in USA fashion jewelry and other accessories.
“Twenty-five years ago, 85 percent of fashion jewelry was produced in the United States. Now, 95 percent is manufactured abroad,” she said. “We are looking to regain at least a small portion of this market, focusing primarily on jewelry.”
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive
For @simonerocha_‘s fall show, hairstylist @jamespecis created a look inspired by the painter John Constable. Models’ hair was pulled back, tied into knots and topped off with a bow. (📷: @kukukuba) #wwdbeauty #lfw
Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at @richardquinn1's London Fashion Week show to present the designer with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The new award will be handed out annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent, while demonstrating value to the community and sustainable policies. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)