Issue 11: News Roundup, October 1, 2021

In Issue 11 of In the News, we examine issues within the new Costume Institute exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, review the state of diversity in the fashion industry from the perspective of Black creatives, and consider critiques of Diet Prada’s role in call-out culture.

Image of models walking the runway during a fashion show.

Issue 09, News Roundup: September 3, 2021

In Issue 09 of In the News, we examine Dolce & Gabbana’s problematic lack of accountability, consider the challenges that continue to face emerging Black designers, explore the controversy around Tiffany & Co.’s recent campaign, and review the status of the Bangladesh Accord.

Issue 08, News Roundup: August 20, 2021

In Issue 08 of In the News, we consider the impacts of the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, share an update on Shein’s problematic faster-fashion approach, unpack the tensions between inclusivity and luxury, and explore the complexities of artisan-designer collaboration.

Issue 07, News Roundup: July 23, 2021

In Issue 07 of In the News, we consider how the pandemic brought attention to often overlooked labor issues, explore the problematic gap between consumer intention and action, spotlight the first couture collection by a Black American fashion designer, and examine the politics of policies that dictate public appearance.

Photograph of factory workers at sewing machines

Issue 06: News Roundup, July 9, 2021

This week, we consider the ongoing effects of the pandemic on the livelihood of global garment workers, explore dissonance between corporate marketing and capitalist realities when it comes to advocating for racial equity, and spotlight the exciting and impactful work of some leading-edge Black fashion designers.

Women garment workers in a factory

Issue 05: News Roundup, June 25, 2021

This week, we look at the complexities of personal identity and cultural heritage in relationship to design, the historical significance of fashion in relation to Juneteenth, progress on initiatives to increase diversity in the industry, and the struggles faced by AAPI garment workers in New York.

Street photograph of the Fashion District in New York City

Issue 04: News Roundup, June 4, 2021

This week, we look at how brands have been making good (and more often not making good) on their commitments to address inappropriate behavior and a lack of diversity behind the scenes, consider the deeply problematic colorism that runs rampant in global markets, and revisit the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.