This week in fashion, Rihanna puts on a very diverse runway, London Fashion Week goes fur-free, Aussie model Duckie Thot is the newest Victoria’s Secret Angel and H&M releases its eighth Conscious Exclusive collection. Find these stories and more as we reveal this week’s top international fashion news.
Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Show Saw a Slew of Diverse Models and Guests
With models from Gigi Hadid to pregnant, Slick Woods, Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty lingerie runway was as inclusive as it gets. The catwalk full of varying body shapes is a welcomed change from the standardised underwear models donning washboard abs. Hosted at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the show featured some of the industry’s biggest names as well as the newcomers and a few dancers.
Pregnant model Slick Woods rocked a chic baby bump down the runway while Paloma Eissner showed off her curves. Fenty veterans Gigi and Bella Hadid joined the show which was cast by Piergiorgio Del Moro. Aussie babe, Duckie Thot closed the runway, before bad girl Rhi Rhi herself took a final bow. Rihanna has been previously praised for her efforts towards inclusivity with her extensive range of foundations in varying skin tones offered by Fenty beauty.
London Fashion Week is Now Fur-Free
Taking a huge strep towards cruelty-free fashion, London is the first major fashion week to ditch fur completely. The event kicked off on Friday and will span across five days. The British Fashion Council released a statement last week revelling no designers using animal fur will be participating in the event.
The decision follows an increase of anti-fur protestors from 25 in 2016 to 250 demonstrators in 2017. The statement read that the event “highlights a trend we have seen over the past few years, with more and more brands deciding to use alternative materials to fur”. Burberry is the latest in a string of labels ditching fur for good. The British luxury designer joined the ranks of Gucci, Calvin Klein, Armani, Bottega Veneta, Hugo Boss, Kate Spade and many more who have all made headlines for going fur-free.
Australia’s Next Top Model Contestant, Duckie Thot is Now Victoria’s Secret Angel
Fresh of the Savage x Fenty runway, Aussie babe Duckie Thot shows no signs of slowing down. Former Australia’s Next Top Model contestant can now add Victoria’s Secret Angel title to her resume. The exciting news follows Duckie’s successfully being cast in the 2018 Vitoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Duckie was a runner-up in the 2013 season of ANTM. She has worked for local labels like Bec and Bridge before moving to New York to pursue an international career. Since jetting off, she has walked for Yeezy and appeared in campaigns for Fenty x Puma, Fenty Beauty, Moschino and Oscar de la Renta. She has also graced the covers of an increasing number of magazines and posed alongside RuPaul, Lupita Nyong’o and Whoopi Goldberg for the 2018 Pirelli calendar.
H&M Drops it’s Eight Installment of Conscious Exclusive
H&M continues its efforts towards sustainability, releasing its eighth iteration of H&M’s Conscious Exclusive collection. Though the sustainable offering is smaller than the retailer’s main collections, it still provides customers with sustainable alternatives to traditional fast fashion. “There is a lot that customers can do, and we’re happy to see that interest in sustainability is increasing” H&M group environmental sustainability manager, Cecilia Brännsten, told Vogue.
The Autumn/Winter 2018 collection includes cashmere created from leftover yarn and velvet made of recycled polyester partly sourced from used uniforms. A large initiative of Conscious Exclusive is the use of recycled polyester. In fact, 35% of clothing made by the Swedish high street giant is now made using organic, recycled or sustainably-sourced materials.
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