Day: February 2, 2021

US show to celebrate work of black fashion trailblazer Patrick Kelly

By Priya Elan

Runway of Love retrospective in San Francisco will explore career of designer who confronted racist stereotypes

A retrospective of the work of Patrick Kelly, the black fashion designer who confronted racist stereotypes, will be staged in the autumn.

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love will open at San Francisco’s de Young Museum on 23 October, celebrating his short but hugely influential career. The exhibition originally ran at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2014, but will be expanded for the West Coast.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/feb/02/patrick-kelly-us-show-celebrate-work-black-fashion-trailblazer

      

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Kamala Harris criticized for wearing controversial label Dolce & Gabbana

By Priya Elan

Fashion house has attracted controversy over clothing and advertising seen to be racially offensive

Kamala Harris has been criticised for wearing clothes by Dolce & Gabbana, a luxury fashion brand which has attracted controversy over clothing and advertising seen to be racially offensive.

The new US vice-president wore a polo-necked wool jumper from the Italian fashion house during a lunch with President Joe Biden; a grey checked blazer and trouser suit when swearing in the treasury secretary, Janet Yellen; and a chevron jumper when Biden signed executive orders in the White House.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/feb/02/kamala-harris-criticized-wearing-controversial-label-dolce-gabbana

      

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Fast food fashion: how restaurant merch became the new band tee

By Ellie Violet Bramley

From bakeries and pizzerias to breweries and roasteries, customers are supporting their favourite eateries during the pandemic by buying an astonishing amount of branded goods

Restaurant merch used to mean a Hard Rock Cafe T-shirt. But now, many roasteries, bakeries, breweries and restaurants are offering covetable, design-savvy merchandise.

At a time when the hospitality industry is in tatters because of the pandemic – UK restaurants and casual dining firms recorded almost 30,000 job losses in 2020 and seven in 10 restaurants fear they will have to close as a result of the pandemic – many establishments around the country, including Crazy Pedros, a pizza parlour and tequila bar with branches in Manchester and Liverpool, the Taiwanese cult restaurant Bao, Mangal 2 and Top Cuvée, have seen a rise in merchandise sales. “The T-shirts have been absolutely flying out,” says Max Halley of Max’s Sandwich Shop. Merchandise is a way for customers to support their favourite spots. For many businesses, ithas been a genuine help. “T-shirt sales have topped up pay packets, paid rent and utility bills … money we owed suppliers and all that sort of stuff. They have kept our heads above water,” says Halley. As Brodie Meah, co-owner of north London’s Top Cuvée restaurant and wine shop, points out, it helps that “There’s a better margin on selling T-shirts than a plate of cooked food”.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/feb/02/restaurant-the-new-band-tees

      

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