American Apparel

Kim Kardashian Is Trying To Bring Back This Noughties Trend

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Style

What started as a wardrobe makeover from Kanye took on a life of its own, and Kim Kardashian got her style act together over the past few years. Serio...

Women in Business Q&A: Paula Schneider, CEO, American Apparel

Laura Dunn | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
Laura Dunn

Paula Schneider was named CEO of American Apparel, Inc. in December 2014. She is a senior executive with extensive worldwide experience and diversifie...

When It Comes to American Apparel, Regulators Are Total Hypocrites

Nash Riggins | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Style
Nash Riggins

This war on American Apparel has got to stop - least of all because it's just giving the company exactly what it wants. But the ASA has got to realise that it's a complete waste of time to point a finger at one company in particular without pointing a finger at the industry as a whole.

'Thong Bodysuit' Advert Has American Apparel In Hot Water Yet Again...

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK

An American Apparel advert has been banned for sexualising a child, after a complaint that an ad for a 'thong bodysuit' showed a girl baring her butto...

'Made In Bangladesh': How Do You Feel About American Apparel's Latest Ad?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK

Another day, another saucy American Apparel advert. The company has made a name for itself with its overtly sexual ads and in the past has seen it...

LOOK: American Apparel Welcomes Back Pubic Hair

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Pubic hair is back – at least at American Apparel it is. The always-controversial retailer has adorned mannequins in a New York store with lashi...

Why I've Given Up Shopping at American Apparel

Harriet Williamson | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harriet Williamson

Despite the seething mass of corporate paranoia, rampant misogyny and disturbing sexualisation of young models displayed by American Apparel, I still believe that we can have clothing companies that pay their workers a fair wage without negating this achievement through other types of unethical behaviour.

Is It Fair to Ban Sexual Images From a Sexual Marketplace?

Nash Riggins | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nash Riggins

If anything, American Apparel should be commended for its unprecedented and unpretentious level of self-awareness; after all, even brands that don't sell revealing clothing rely almost exclusively upon scantily-clad sex symbols to sell their products using 'gratuitous emphasis on the groin'. Is that sexist?

American Apparel Adverts Banned

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Controversial US retailer American Apparel has once again flouted advertising regulations with images of women in vulnerable poses "likely to cause se...

The Next Big Thing? Bringing Stars & Stripes to the UK - Feat London Loves LA

Alex Perry | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Style
Alex Perry

Two young entrepreneurs who are proving that we all still love a slice of the USA are Sophie and Ella Berman, founders of London Love LA. The sisters run an online vintage clothing boutique, where they source vintage and thrift pieces from LA locations (they travel there all year round), selling them from their London base.

American Apparel Bums And Breasts Are Banned - But Beckham In His Pants Is Fine

PA/Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK

The American Apparel clothing chain has been warned against using exploitative images of women after a watchdog ruled a series of ads were likely to c...

Dear Urban Outfitters: Am I Really an Extra Large Person?

Lauren Bravo | Posted 19.02.2012 | UK Style
Lauren Bravo

You might not be aware of it, distracted as you are by the armies of spendy hipsters that march through your doors each week, but our relationship has been deteriorating for years. If indeed, it was ever truly a relationship to begin with - I've hankered after your nostalgic blouses, your vampy skirts and your little strappy dresses for yonks now, while you remain coolly oblivious.