“Be Cool, Be nice” Fashion Anti- Bullying Campaign
November marks the start of anti-bullying month and the launch of Dsquared2’s “Be cool be nice” campaign. Fashion designers Dean and Dan Caten, Canadian twins, have launched a collection in support of anti-bullying this month. The campaign is close to their hearts as the twins were bullied themselves growing up for being different, as twins and for having interests in fashion.
Muslim designer brings back beauty + modesty
Muslim designer Asiya Bareeva is bringing back modesty and beauty to Russian fashion. Her religious lifestyle has inspired her to use vintage fabrics started from an eco-friendly standpoint. “There are too many clothes in the world,” says Bareeva. “We shouldn’t produce more; we have enough.” Her belief in Islam and its teachings of modesty are also present in her clothing, too. All the clothing, made to fully cover the bodies of models, is painstakingly and beautifully layered.
Cara & Matt take Burberry
Following the news that Christopher Bailey will be leaving Burberry at the end of 2018, Cara Delevingne and Matt Smith were asked to model for their Campaign for their new collection. Christopher Bailey was credited with helping transform Burberry from a small UK company to a global fashion brand but has decided to step down.
Fashioned from Nature
Fashion’s interwoven relationship with nature will be celebrated in April 2018. A genetically engineered bioluminescent silk dress, a pineapple-fibre clutch and a cape made from cockerel feathers are among 300 items to go on display as part of the V&A’s next fashion exhibition. Fashion from Nature will look back from 1600’s how nature and fashion have bonded together. Curator Edwina Ehrman has also combined themes of sustainability within the exhibition.
Words by Emily Bone