3 posts tagged with Tie Dye

Like most businesses, fashion tends to gloss over whatever moral and ethical quandaries that might be encountered on the road to aesthetic fabulousness. The use of animal fur, the health and employment rights of models and garment workers, and the absence of women of color not only from magazine pages, but also from the upper echelons of the corporate fashion world are just a few of the matters that industry bigwigs would rather weren’t discussed.

But when John Galliano, Dior’s top creative mind and one of the richest designers in the world, was hauled to jail for an anti-Semitic attack on a couple at a Paris café, the fashion world was too shocked to let it slide. When a video of a second verbal attack emerged, in the grand French tradition, it was off with Galliano’s head. With Galliano’s Spring 2011 Dior collection just hitting stores and Fall 2011 to come later in the year, that puts fashion lovers in an odd spot: If you love the work but disapprove of the man behind it, do you still buy the bags? (more…)

Perhaps you’ve seen gorgeous drapey dresses in silk and jersey lately at high-end department stores, and, upon closer inspection, you find them to be Halston Heritage. Halston basically keeps coming back, spearheaded by different groups of people who just want to make a rebirth of the brand work. The dresses work. And while I’m a fan of most things flower child, bohemian, and slightly strange, I fail to see how this Halston Heritage Tie Dye Sac Bag fits in with the rest of the new collection. (more…)

You see, my friends, this is the dilemma. I’m a fan of tie-dye: it’s fun and colorful and represents peace, freedom, and all that 60’s jazz. However, I’m not completely partial to this Foley + Corinna Tie Dye Mid City Tote. I admit that the reason behind by skepticism is a bit picky, but I’ll explain.

There are a few different types of tie dye: there’s the classic spiral pattern, the more dramatic V, and the ever-controversial dip dye or line dye. The last is where we find this tote. Now, it may be because I have a slight affinity to the spiral, but I find the great big straight lined of dye on this tote to be slightly oppressing. However, that said, would I wear it? Absolutely. (more…)

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