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State of the Art is an online journal powered by CreateMe. We connect ideas and people at the intersection of fashion, culture, tech, and sustainability to discover how internal and external forces are moving fashion forward.

Fashion & Culture

We’ve Seen Fashion’s Future—and It’s Size-Inclusive

Gone are the days of afterthought plus-size collections relegated to a dusty corner. Customers are embracing a new guard of brands that view sizing as it should be seen: an all-encompassing spectrum.
Sustainability

10 Sustainable Fashion Ideas That Could Save the Apparel Industry From Itself

From changing consumer sentiment to the COVID-19 pandemic, sustainability has become top of mind for many fashion players. Here are the most game-changing concepts that have emerged.
Fashion & Culture

Y2K Is Back. Was This Macro-Trend Always in the Cards?

Macro-trends can stick around for years or even decades, and they rarely arrive unannounced. Because of their cyclical nature, they leave clues for eagle-eyed fashion enthusiasts to anticipate the next big thing.
Fashion & Culture

Psych 2020: What We Learned About Comfort and Chaos in the Year of the Micro-Trend

Today's fashion trends move at the speed of memes, but COVID-19 hit pause, giving us a unique lens into the social psychology of how micro-trends emerge, evolve, and eventually fade away.
Fashion & Culture

The Fashion Industry Needed to Change—COVID Gave It No Choice

The pandemic made instantaneous, widespread changes to how we do business. For the apparel industry, it highlighted just how sorely a record-scratch moment was needed.
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