^The Fashion Fix^ – 22nd August 2019
In the world of fashion this week, we explore H&M’s new designer partnership with South African brand Mantsho, as well as discovering New Look’s latest launch of vegan-friendly footwear and handbags, plus Polo Ralph Lauren creates sustainable uniforms for the U.S. Open.
Mantsho X H&M
Launched this week, South African label Mantsho and Swedish high street retailer H&M have collaborated to celebrate ‘the elegance and vibrancy of Africa’ in an alluring fashion line that features elegant dresses with ladylike frills and gathers.
Mantsho, which translates as ‘black is beautiful’ in Sesotho language, was originally established in 2004 and is led by designer Palesa Mokubung, who is a noted name amid the Johannesburg fashion circuit. The collection features pieces bedecked in iconic prints that arrive in a colour spectrum consisting of amber reds, hues of pinks, blues, blacks and browns, retailing from £24.99 – £79.99 and are available from hm.com and in stores nationwide.
New Look’s Vegan-Friendly Collection
The first high street store to catalogue products with The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark, New Look has recently introduced a collection of approximately 500 shoes, bags and accessories.
The Vegan Society clarifies that New Look’s registered items are exempt of animal-derived components, counting any which could be discovered in materials, dyes, threads, treatments and glues. New Look’s manufacturing process regarding their products and materials are additionally free of the testing of animals and customers will soon be able to identify the new vegan range via their new vegan labelling online and in stores from September.
Sustainable Uniforms by Polo Ralph Lauren
Polo Ralph Lauren has been the official outfitter of the U.S. Open Tennis tournament since 2005 and this year, the world-renowned brand is re-imaging the ball person uniforms, which have all been designed from recycled materials.
This latest project further accelerates the fashion brand’s inspirational efforts to push towards a sustainable future. Polo Ralph Lauren aims to use 170 million recycled plastic bottles within their products and packaging by 2025, as well as converting the consumption of virgin poly-fibre to recycled poly-fibre amid its supply chain by 2025. The collection of Polo shirts, short or skorts that make up the 2019 U.S. Open Ball Person’s uniform – will be designed out of yarn extracted from seven salvaged plastic bottles as well as the fabrics incorporating features of performance including stretch and moisture-wicking properties.
Until next time, xoxo, Katie.