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^The Fashion Fix^ – 4th November 2019


In the world of fashion this week, the focus on sustainability is in the spotlight once again with Selfridges unveiling their second-hand fashion concession with Vestiaire Collective; high street retailer Monsoon announces “significant sustainability improvements” on all their Spring/Summer 2020 collections, whilst Rihanna celebrates the beauty of all black women as she unveils her Fenty Cameo Jewellery collection.

Second-hand Clothing Concession at Selfridges

With the luxury resale market continuing to pioneer, glossy department store Selfridges has partnered with Vestiaire Collective to unveil its first permanent space committed to second-hand garments.

With a desirable feel that echoes the other traditional designer concessions that neighbour it, the space houses items such as round, oxblood Mulberry bags (£465) and pearl-studded Nicholas Kirkwood shoes (£200), which are showcased within a clean, brightly lit area and are displayed amongst more affordable garments such as a pair of £45 Acne jeans. With the luxury market only attaining a 3% growth, the second-hand luxury retail market is predicted to grow 12% on year.

Monsoon Spotlights Sustainability for Spring/Summer 2020

Taking huge strides towards becoming eco-friendly, high street retailer Monsoon has revealed the news that 50 percent of its Spring/Summer 2020 collections will be sustainable.

This corresponds with the unveiling of its sustainability account, which discloses that 30 percent of all Monsoon cotton currently uses is organic, and will grow to over 70 percent for Spring/Summer 2020, while viscose use will additionally rise from 60 to 65 percent. Furthermore, jersey items from Monsoon will see 70% percent in sustainable increase, whilst over 50 percent of its denim is crafted from ecological fabrics, along with many more sustainable actions due to take place.

Rihanna’s Fenty Cameo Jewellery Line

Rihanna’s newest Fenty fashion instalment possesses a remarkable historic emphasis: cameo jewellery.

The popstar-turned-mogul has reinterpreted the prehistoric tokens to commemorate the African woman’s beauty in the form of three pieces: a pendant that can additionally be styled as a brooch, a ring, and a pair of earrings. The designs shown on Rihanna’s accessories represent all beauty, or the beauty of difference. The jewellery notes speak, “The cameo is an emblem of fearlessness, elevation, creativity and joy – everything Fenty stands for.” Shop Release 10-19: Cameo now at Fenty.com.

Until next time, xoxo, Katie.

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