Weekend Reading: A midi skirt controversy + Clothes made from coffee
Do you ever wonder who sets fashion trends? Is it a group of cool, stylish people, or manipulation by those attempting to control consumerism? A little of both? History is full of charged trends, from mini to maxi, and in this case, somewhere in between. This fun look at The History of the Midi Skirt talks about how women fought for higher hemlines, and resisted attempts to bring those hemlines back down.
Weekend Reading Discussion:
- The History of the Midi Skirt—The swath of fabric that caused industry bankruptcy and feminist uproar: It’s no secret that the fashion industry is expert at managing trends and influencing buyers, but the midi skirt is an example of a time in history when women pushed back against fashion trends. Do you think feminism is still present in fashion today? Can you think of ways that women are currently pushing back against fashion expectations?
And here are a few more reads:
- This Taiwanese Company Makes Clothes Out of Coffee Grounds
- This week in Snippets: Easy Gathering with Satin Cording. Subscribe to Snippets here.
- Who’s tapping the childrenswear boom? The childrenswear retail market has become increasingly competitive and crowded.
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