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How Marimekko's New Creative Director Is Making the Brand More Relevant

Added on by Hattie Crisell.

"You know, Marimekko was started in 1951 by a woman, who post-war, having a textile business, understood the importance of working with interesting artists and designers to create interesting clothes. I think her gut instinct drew her not to the corset kind of clothing, but to a liberated, strong style that was often a bit unisex. To me, those are still such important assets."

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Inside Condé Nast's Expanding Fashion Business

Added on by Hattie Crisell.

Once upon a time, Condé Nast International was a publisher: the international arm of New York's Condé Nast, responsible for producing the rest of the world's Vogues, alongside dozens of other titles. All of the above is still true – but it’s no longer the full story.

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Is the Cinched Waist Returning to Men's Fashion?

Added on by Hattie Crisell.

From Christian Dior’s 1940s New Look, with its sharply nipped-in jackets and full skirts, through the media’s obsession with Marilyn Monroe and, later, Christina Hendricks and Kim Kardashian, the cult of the hourglass has always been hard to avoid. The female waist crops up in fashion, season after season. But the male waist? It’s rarely mentioned.

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