Category: In the News

In the News

Issue 15: News Roundup, November 26, 2021

Rounding out our final In the News Issue for 2021, we examine the complexities of tackling cultural beauty standards in imagemaking, barriers to diversity in the jewelry industry, and the extraordinary impact of fashion overproduction.

Issue 13: News Roundup, October 29, 2021

In Issue 13 of In the News, we discuss the future of collaboration between fashion and academia, and explore the issue of wage theft faced by immigrant workers in the US. FRD News Writer Anu Lingala also looks at the recent “We are Made in Italy” showcase and the growth of Black beauty and wellness brands.

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.

Issue 10, News Roundup: September 17, 2021

This week, we review the Met Gala’s most significant statement looks, delve into why Balanciaga is being accused of cultural appropriation, and examine how fast fashion is intertwined with a major human rights crisis.

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.