“What good is it for me to have a business where I sell clothing and make money off people who are constantly living in a state of fear for generations?” said Bobby Kim, owner of streetwear brand The Hundreds in L.A.
The allure of sun and surf is so strong, even if people are California dreamin’ on Instagram, that some designers have actually reported sales lifts during the pandemic.
“We are facing a new era that interconnects physical and digital lives,” said FIT graduate Ka Ho Kam.
“As we come out from this pandemic, it’s clear that now more than ever, we as future designers in the fashion industry have to hold ourselves responsible for being creative while practicing sustainability.”
The new face of the green (bud) movement.
Pandemic-related behavioral changes could make existing designs obsolete, creating opportunity for the next generation of creatives.
“Even this limited contact, people were so happy to have–just a little normalcy,” said designer Clare Vivier.
“Fashion for a woman predominates how people view you. That’s not fair, that’s not right but it’s true.”
“Who’s looking at the houses rather than the models?”
“I have been watching ‘Wheel’ and ‘Jeopardy’ since the Eighties. They are part of American life. Some nights I get all the answers and some nights I think I lost my brain,” Mackie said.
Just in time for Mother’s Day.
Marabou trimmed robes, satin girdles galore, fur-trimmed Oscar gowns, pump boy uniforms and bare butts aplenty, inside the Forties wonderland created by Lou Eyrich and Sarah Evelyn.
The online giant’s fashion currency has risen dramatically since the pandemic has left much of the rest of the retail landscape in shambles.