- Levi’s and Aquafil have partnered up to make jeans from recovered fishing nets and used carpeting.
- Here’s a first look at Grey Jason Wu, the designer’s new sister collection that comes out in June.
- Former Vogue editors Meredith Melling and Valerie Boster have launched La Ligne, a direct-to-consumer brand inspired by French stripes.
- You can now shop the Reed Krakoff for Kohl’s designer collaboration collection.
- Timberland has pledged to transition to 100% organic, U.S.-grown, or Better Cotton Initiative-certified cotton by 2020.
- Elie Saab is branching out into bridal wear with a 25-piece collection.
- This Fall, The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne is staging an exhibition showcasing the creations of Dutch design duo Viktor and Rolf.
- Yves Saint Laurent have hired Anthony Vaccarello as their new creative director.
- The Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear exhibition currently showing at the London Victoria and Albert Museum “highlights the tension in the design of women’s underwear between function and allure.”
- ASOS is organizing a talent competition for emerging British designers.
- Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, plans to sponsor 17 of the WME/IMG fashion events around the world, including fashion weeks in New York, London and Milan.
- Ralph Lauren has just unveiled its U.S.-made Olympic Opening Ceremony uniforms.
Fun Fashion Fact
Did you know that in the 18th century umbrellas were much larger and heavier because of their whalebone and brass construction. They were carried almost exclusively by doormen and coachmen. That’s why British philantrophist Jonas Hanway caused an uproar when he was allegedly the first Londoner to carry his own umbrella — crowds mobbed him because they feared he was putting them out of their jobs.