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  • The plus-size mystery in women's fashion

    The plus-size mystery in women's fashion
    By the numbers it just doesn't seem right. Nearly 65% of American women are overweight, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, and of those, more than 35% are obese. Yet most designer collections end at size 10. And on hundreds of high-...
  • Buying clothes made locally

    Buying clothes made locally
    Watching people shop farmer's markets religiously on Sundays, splurge on locally grown blueberries at Whole Foods and select dishes from fancy menus that name-check family farms got me thinking. Localism is a huge trend in food; why not in fashion? -----...
  • Letters: Tantalizing and tailor-made

    How fun to read about little Hollywood scandals in the first person ["The 'Sabrina' Mystery," Oct. 24]. I hope you'll have further excerpts from Mr. Dorleac's forthcoming book, or maybe a column about costume design. Deborah Neikirk Hollywood Hills...
  • Piece x Piece designer crafts unique garments from dump-bound fabrics

     
    Each season, the fashion industry discards thousands of fabric swatches, all destined for the landfill. But San Francisco designer Elizabeth Brunner has a better idea. Her new clothing line, Piece x Piece (www.pxp-sf.com), recycles those discarded...
  • X Questions: The Windmill Club's Kevin Burrows

     
    With "Mad Men" returning the skinny tie to prominence and Ivy League looks sweeping the men's style world once again, California's casual cool is starting to feel a little lukewarm. Enter L.A.'s Kevin Burrows, a Solvang native whose eyes opened to Ivy...
  • Smart clothes: performance-enhancing duds

     
    Back in the day, a runner hit the pavement wearing cotton shorts and a cotton T-shirt, and when things got hot, sweat turned those clothes into a big, wet, stinky mess. Today, fitness clothing is all about nanoparticles that suspend moisture,...
  • ‘Lucky’ magazine teams up with HSN for special sale

     
    The pages of Lucky magazine will come to life for four hours on HSN on Monday (Oct. 19), offering one-of-a-kind merchandise from the Lucky Shops designers — at great prices. The special-edition collections can only be found at HSN and w...
  • How Michelle Obama is affecting fashion

     
    The Harvard Business Review has broken down exactly how Michelle Obama is affecting the fashion industry. With sharp infographics, the piece shows how brands chosen by the first lady have done in the market versus brands that she has not......
  • Your morning fashion and beauty report: Kate Moss launches last line for Topshop. Taylor Swift signs a fragrance deal. And Emma Watson covers British Vogue.

     
    About 200 invited shoppers crowded into Topshop's London flagship Monday night for the launch of what is being billed as model Kate Moss' "last official collection" for the retailer. The wardrobe group includes 109 styles -- including some of her......
  • A seminar that goes 'Behind the Seams' with a panel of L.A. fashion and retail experts

     
    Anyone who has tried to break into the fashion industry or attempt to create and launch a clothing line knows how daunting the process can be. A fashion industry forum coming to Los Angeles on Saturday will attempt to assuage......
  • TUNISIA: Dependence on Europe fuels unemployment crisis and protests

     
    The recent suicide of an unemployed 24-year-old man in Tunisia -- who electrocuted himself by touching a high-voltage electrical pole after shouting "no for misery, no for unemployment" — and the ensuing unrest are signs of the frustration and despair.....