The Bangladesh factory supplied goods to a number of fast fashion retailers, including Primark, J.C. Penney and allegedly, Wal-Mart. And where is the outrage? Where are the crowds of protesters lobbying for better oversight of apparel production? Apparently, we can sacrifice a few human lives for a cheap pair of sunglasses.
After a very long wait, Spring has finally arrived in Paris. At Vogue.fr we have been anxiously waiting to dig into our warm weather wardrobes for what feels like months, and can't wait to wear our springy pieces once again. To celebrate the belated, but very welcome spring, we've gathered our favourite looks from Spring/Summer 2013.
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.
I'm a firm believer of the idea that it's perfectly healthy to have a style crush. Many a morning I have found myself studying the contents of my wardrobe to find an outfit, thinking "What would Alexa do?" And it seems that I'm not the only one who takes a tip or two from my favourite fashionista; maybe today's fashion elite aren't so original after all.
Ashley Williams would go to a wedding every weekend, if she could. "If you dress happy, you feel happy!" she says, when I ask if fashion needs an injection of fun. And it does. Amongst the squeaky vinyl and vixen red and black of fashion's rebel girl, Williams, Fashion East's newest recruit is a breath of fresh air.
The first place I went to after getting off the train was le Sacré-Cœur in Paris which is the most exquisite church I have ever visited! It was of course inundated with people especially what with it being Easter but I still managed to squeeze myself through the tourists to get an aerial view of Paris.
Finally, the sun has shown his pretty face and I can excited for spring, not only to be able to pack away my winter coat, but so that I can embrace the trend for printed trousers this season. Print trousers were seen at many of the SS13 collections and this is one trend I am completely sucked in by.
DKNY are embracing the whole local/global and curating trends with their first concept store. From east to west London and from uptown NYC to downtown, all over the world different neighbourhoods have their own, individual styles. What American design powerhouse DKNY have done is to take their approach to an even more refined, local, boutique level.