Fashion & Culture

RL and CreateMe collaborate on a 20-day customization pop-up at Wimbledon

Live branded experiences beat online attendance for the first time in a year; Consumer participation in live experiences up to 68% from 4% in 2020

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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.

Sophie Benson

Fashion 3.0: The Multifunctional Apparel of the Future

Athleisure that tracks your vitals. Virtual reality apparel. And jeans that help you find your way back to your hotel. The future of fashion is here—and it's built for utility.

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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.

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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.

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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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5 Key Inventions That Explain the Explosion of Fast Fashion 

How did fast fashion happen? It's easy to blame today's trend-chasing culture, but the seeds were planted centuries ago.

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How Quarantine Made Making Cool Again

Given an unexpected supply of free time, millions of people started making, remaking, mending, and upcycling clothing during the pandemic. Was it a random side effect of boredom, or will this trend have legs for the long haul?

Sophie Benson

How Fashion and Gaming Became a Match Made in Heaven

From mass market to ultra-luxury, brands are getting into video games — quite literally — to engage their existing audience and attract a new one. But how did these seemingly disparate genres become unlikely friends?

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Social Media Fueled Fast Fashion. Now It Has to Kill It.

Social media influencers helped fuel the rise of disposable fashion. Now they're making a turn toward sustainability, but is it too late to crush the monster they created?

Sophie Benson