In late August, a group of protestors from climate action group Extinction Rebellion gathered outside Selfridges on London’s Oxford Street, carrying banners with slogans including “fashion is addicted to dirty oil” and “code red for fossil fuel fashion.”
The protest reflects mounting pressure on the industry to address its role in the climate crisis as awareness grows among consumers, policy makers and investors of both fashion’s environmental impact and the need for urgent action.
Selfridges has made prominent commitments to drive more environmentally friendly approaches to fashion, but was singled out for stocking polyester-heavy brands and because its owner,
This summer, TikTok users around the world received a crash course in how to apply to an elite sorority.
Panhellenic hopefuls from the University of Alabama with handles like “whatwouldjimmybuffetdo” and “dollypartonwannabe02” flooded the short video app with their “OOTD” — outfit of the day — the mimetic dresses and skorts they would be donning for cryptically named events: sisterhood, philanthropy, pref and the all-important bid day, when houses accept or reject sorority hopefuls.
It was an unusually public glimpse into a cloistered world, where the trials and tribulations of rush week are more typically discussed in country club hallways
As another Norwegian Cruise Line newbuild nears completion, Cruise Industry News digs into the company’s traditional hull artworks.
Norwegian introduced the hull art trend in 2002 with the Norwegian Dawn. Through 2013, Norwegian cruise vessels received simpler design patterns related to their names, the artwork evolved significantly in recent years.
Starting with the Norwegian Breakaway, the company decided to commission famous artists for the jobs, which now present several different styles, inspirations and motifs.
Here are all the artists hired by Norwegian through the years and their artworks:
Back in 2014, Marguerite Wade launched Full Court Sport with the now-defunct downtown New York retail temple Opening Ceremony. For Wade, a recreational tennis player, birthing her brand was a labour of love, full of ups and downs, but it turned out to be one of the first in a growing wave of fashionable niche tennis lines to hit the market.
By 2016, with the wider activewear market heating up, the still-fledgling Full Court Sport found itself competing with venture-backed darlings like Outdoor Voices. The brand “was running on fumes,” recalls Wade, who used earnings from her day job designing
Here is what’s new in food and things to do in August.
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalow Launch Sushi Pop-Up
Santa Monica’s Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalow has launched Soko, a new 8-seat sushi pop-up concept. Heading the kitchen is Chef Masa Shimakawa, open Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 10pm.
Genghis Cohen Opens Patio Dining
Fairfax’s Genghis Cohen has reopened their dining room and will debut their new outdoor 24-seat patio dining space on August 10. Genghis Cohen is open seven days a week, Sunday through Thursday, noon to 10pm, Friday and Saturday, noon to 11pm. Reservations available via