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By The Whippet, May 14 2020 08:00AM
Fast Fashion is in crisis. Since the pandemic began, factories in fear and South East Asia have been put on hold, reducing many to collapse and closure. Fast Fashion retailers in the West have seen fit to ‘halt payment’ of contracted jobs and deliveries in a bid to curb costs as their physical stores temporarily closed across towns and cities in Europe and America, and customers were either furloughed or simply stopped working. This has meant that the big fast fashion retailers stopped the fulfilment of new stock to keep their trends ‘alive’ as customers were more concerned in buying toilet roll and hand sanitizer.
Now there is not only a backlog of ‘old’ stock that should have hit the websites and shop floors in April and May, but following the decisions of certain retailers, a lack of production facility to facilitate new stock for the coming months is also about to bite them on the proverbial. This puts Fast Fashion in a precarious situation. An industry that is solely based around fast turnaround and fortnightly drops now has to configure a long-term plan and source product where they can. The business model has had a stick put in the spokes and the industry model is about to faulter, so say several leading industry experts.
Will we return to a time when quality and longevity rule the consumer’s purchase decisions? The ‘green’ agenda already wishes it were so. Like most industries trying to survive at this time, Fast Fashion will certainly have to change the way it operates. The short term views and quick turn arounds will have to be adapted to the current climate. So too will their business practices and treatment of factories, their staff and their suppliers situated far far way, out of sight. There are bound to be questions raised about the credibility of the fast fashion industry in epicentres of the pandemic, such as Wuhan, and the viability of having such a centric global industry. Fast Fashion also faces the rise of the home grown producer. This current climate has meant some companies have had to diversify, making PPE. It might just be that these new found skills will be the saviour, not only of them, but fashion as a whole.
What we can all do is join the campaign and lobby the Fast Fashion retailers for change. #PayUp
By The Whippet, Apr 13 2020 12:00AM
We may be in difficult and challenging times, but for interiors, where most of us have been seeing most of recently – there is a new found resurgence for pastels. Last year was pastel pinks, now we are loving everything pastel, from pistachio to duck egg to pale butter cream. Pastels are everywhere.
Pastels can not only colour your kitchen but also the appliances within. Smeg have a whole range to entice the pastel loving interior design buff. Chunky, block pastels sofas, couples with contrasting pastel cushions and throws, give a great contemporary and bright look. Accents of brass or copper add a sophisticated touch of luxury to any pastel room or furniture.
Cheery colours, harking back to those vintage seaside huts and ice cream colours, lift our spirits, making us reminisce of happier, and more fun times. This is a chance to bring the outdoors in with subtle pastel greens, extending the living area beyond the physical wall.
By The Whippet, Mar 28 2019 11:54AM
We are in love with these white Birkenstock Edition Super Birki Clogs by 032c for this Summer. "According to its cover, the Berlin-based biannual magazine 032c operates as a “manual for freedom, research, and creativity.” Consistent with the flaming red that its namesake color represents in the Pantone Matching System, the magazine founded by creative director Joerg Koch takes a bold and unapologetic approach in its engagement with cutting-edge culture." Other collaborations in the collection include Gosha Rubchinskiy, Alyx, and Cali Thornhill DeWitt. With a cast list like that, we are in good hands. Available on SSense.
By The Whippet, Aug 15 2018 07:00AM
In the world of Chinese copies and label 'knock offs' it still makes us chuckle when we see something that is so spectacularly wrong, you have to think is the creator of the fake actually playing a game with us? Such are these two examples of Supreme and Nike. Both labels are used to copies of their well marketed and promoted logos. Supreme even has it’s own ‘authorised fakes’ store. Recently Gucci has released T-Shirts with Guccy emblazoned across in a bid to OWN the fakers. It's always a cat and mouse game, but when the irony is done with such joie de vivre, it’s a joy to watch.
By The Whippet, Aug 13 2018 06:39PM
It's quite amazing, what you find when flicking through old editions of fashion glossies like Vogue for research on articles. Jean-Paul Gaultier's images for his SS98 campaign based on the themes and works of Frida Kahlo stopped us in our tracks. The styling, the colours, the creativity could be ripped from one of Gucci or Dior's 2018 campaigns. Such is the crispness of form, subtlety of colour (in the garments) contradicted by the vibrancy of the Mexican motifs. Somehow, this seems more current than many of the collections seen in Milan or Paris this year. It also contains themes that many current designers, established and fledgling, have regurgitated time and time again for their own collections. Mexican roses, double layer garments in complementary colours and contrasting textures, S&M inspired bodices with romantically medieval dresses and skirts, the depiction of Jesus in a contemporary manner, bleeding hearts and hearts entwined with bloody thorns. It is all there, like a secret reference ‘paint by numbers’ instruction kit on how to create 'stunning' collections. So thank you JPG for inspiring the less creative and talented fool us all for 2 decades.