Experts on the Best Menswear Labels to Invest in Now (and Resell Later)

With archival designer clothing commanding staggeringly high prices on the secondary market, predicting which brands will pop off next isn’t easy.For a not-so-brief period in 2017, Kanye West memorably wore a camo Raf Simons bomber from the Belgian designer’s 2001 “Riot Riot Riot” collection for several weeks straight. Shortly after, a version of the jacket […]

As Lab-Grown Diamonds Near Mainstream Acceptance, the Entire Industry Is Changing

The lab-grown and mining industries may even be pushing one another to become more transparent and ethical.Long before streetwear brands like Supreme popularized a business model built on limited-edition drops, the diamond industry used scarcity to drive up the desirability and perceived value of diamonds. There have always been a finite number of these sparkling chunks […]

Fibershed Offers an Alternative Vision for the Future of the Fashion Industry

For those more interested in preserving life on Earth than in setting up camp in a new corner of the galaxy.A natural dye workshop at the 2019 Fibershed Gala. Photo: Paige Green PhotographyIn the ’60s, designers like Pierre Cardin and André Courrèges created Space Age garb that defined what people thought “futuristic fashion” looked like for […]

Tom Ford and Julianne Moore Talk Social Media and Disposable Fashion

The designer and his muse reunited on stage at “Vogue”‘s “Forces of Fashion” conference.Tom Ford and Julianne Moore speaking on Vogue’s Forces of Fashion panel. Photo: Corey Tenold for Vogue MagazineTom Ford gets nervous. One wouldn’t guess that based on any number of interviews published about the designer, who is so often shrouded in a […]

11 Retailers to Know in a Post-Forever 21 World

Fast fashion may be dead at the mall, but it’s thriving online.Cardi B at Fashion Nova Presents: Party With Cardi in Los Angeles. Photo: Presley Ann/Getty Images for Fashion NovaWhen Forever 21 officially filed for bankruptcy in September, critics were quick to point out the reasons for its downfall: an aggressive expansion of physical stores […]

The Next Generation of Menswear Designers Might Be On YouTube

A handful of video content creators are launching their own clothing brands and collections.YouTube has always been a hub for an often-voyeuristic form of conspicuous consumption, but for the diehard devotees of influential designers like Raf Simons and Helmut Lang, there’s now a veritable abundance of channels dedicated to nuanced discussions of niche men’s clothing. […]

Shiseido to Acquire Drunk Elephant in $845 Million Deal

The brand’s founder, Tiffany Masterson, will remain on board and promises consumers a seamless transition to the Japanese beauty conglomerate.Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Drunk ElephantJapanese beauty company Shiseido will acquire “clean” skin-care brand Drunk Elephant in a $845 million deal, the two entities announced on Tuesday. After years of speculation and several months of […]

Burberry Announces Official Partnership With The RealReal

Following in the footsteps of Stella McCartney.Photo: Courtesy of BurberryThere was a time when luxury brands looked at resale sites with more suspicion than anything else, as if uneasy with another entity making money off of their products. (Just look at Chanel’s history of suing vintage sellers.)But that attitude seems to be changing for many […]

Sheep Inc. Intends to Be the World’s First ‘Carbon Negative’ Fashion Brand

Can this new label up the ante on carbon-neutral fashion?Photo: Courtesy of Sheep Inc.When Gucci announced it was going carbon neutral in September, the news was received with much fanfare. But to Edzard van der Wyck, co-founder of brand-new label Sheep Inc., carbon neutrality should be considered the bare minimum commitment that fashion companies make.“Suddenly this […]