One pale blue gown appeared to be simply a length of satin draped from the chest from a big gold ball. Elsewhere, the idea of fashion or life itself as ephemeral and ever-moving was conveyed through blurred prints on loose gowns, which sometimes resembled an X-ray.
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Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien is the fashion editor at Cosmopolitan, writing weighty and witty stories that run the gamut of gushing over Zendaya to convincing you of everything you need in your closet! She began her journey in the industry with a fashion and faith blog and an internship at Elle.com almost 10 years ago. Since then, she's also served as the style editor at The Haitian Times. The Haitian-American pageant queen is a Syracuse Masters graduate and the author of two books, including: Claim Your Crown. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @iamtarahlynn.
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Few industries tout their sustainability credentials more forcefully than the fashion industry. Products ranging from swimsuits to wedding dresses are marketed as carbon positive, organic, or vegan while yoga mats made from mushrooms and sneakers from sugar cane dot retail shelves. New business models including recycling, resale, rental, reuse, and repair are sold as environmental life savers.
Projections that I have developed forecast that the fashion industry will continue to grow over the next decade. The same trends that have powered its growth will more than overwhelm gains associated with bio-based materials and new business models. Unit growth will continue to be concentrated in lower cost, more damaging synthetics fiber products thereby exacerbating a raft of other environmental challenges including water scarcity and the growth of microplastics.
Rewrite the Rules: Government rule makers must price negative externalities. Carbon and water, for example, should be taxed to include social costs. This would discourage their use, lead to innovation and accelerate the adoption of renewable energy. A governmental committee in the UK has also recommended a tax on virgin plastic (that would cover polyester). For the fashion industry, this would increase the price of synthetics making natural materials more attractive.
Additional legislation ought to be adopted to force fashion brands to share and abide by supply-chain commitments. At present, a law is being developed in the state of New York that would mandate supply-chain mapping, carbon emissions reductions in line with a 1.5-degree Celsius scenario and reporting of wages as compared to payment of a living wage. Brands with more than $100 million in revenue that are unable to live up to these standards would be fined 2% of revenue.
Yokohama Trad Style／Hama Tora1980The elegance fashion that started in Kobe in the latter half of the 1970s comes into vogue in the 1980s as a more casual style, particularly in the Yokohama area. This becomes a widespread trend after being featured as hamatora (Yokohama traditional) in JJ magazine.
New Generation / Joshidaisei1983The joshi daisei fashion becomes the main thing in vogue. Following on the heels of JJ magazine, the first issue of CanCam was published by Shogakukan in 1982.
New Wave1983Music and fashion shift to new wave. With the end of the punk boom, music and fashion move into the new wave era. Fashion that expresses the essence of music becomes popular.
Olive Girl by Pinkhouse 1984The girlish kawaii fashion promoted by Olive magazine, launched by Magazine House in 1982, receives support from junior college students and some high school students, and builds into a major boom. At an early stage in the trend, otome (maiden/young lady) fashion was a hit in1984, characterized by voluminous clothes with details like large collars, frills, and ribbons, and red, pink, and white colors. The PINK HOUSE brand, popular among the wearers of this trend, had also been launched as a separate company in 1982.
Olive Girl1986Around this time, Olive magazine becomes the teenage fashion bible, Parisienne fashion and lifestyle are admired, and the scope of fashion broadens to incorporate things like handmade and second hand clothing, lifestyle goods and accessories. The photo shows two girls attracted by ribbons sold on the streets of Harajuku. Examples of the Parisienne style at this time include the big silhouette and crushed denim.
Teens in Black1986In the latter half of the 1980s, the black with denim fashion of Parisienne street style comes into vogue. The shinjinrui (new breed) generation becomes more mature, and casual, big-silhouette black MA-1 jackets become very popular with the dankai junior (second-generation baby boomer) generation (teens).
Shibuya casual style1990The era shifts from asking what to wear to asking how to wear it. Simple styles with shirts and denim are favored, together with brand bags and scarves to add a high-quality touch. The idea that fashion is about coordinating becomes widespread on the street.
Femmi o11994Partially influenced by club music, 1970s-style fashions become popular. The number of second hand clothing stores rises throughout Japan, and an increasing number of young people get hooked on accessories like newsboy hats, berets, round-toe odeko shoes, and scarves.
Shinoler kawaii1996Tomoe Shinohara, a celebrity sporting bright colors, details, and a high-strung personality, whose debut album is produced by Denki Groove member Takkyu Ishino, becomes a smash hit among teenagers. Her brand becomes an unconventional kawaii (cute) fashion genre, with her followers being called Shinorer, following the nomenclature used by fashion followers of Namie Amuro, known as amurer.
Joshikosei / school girl1996Thanks to the loose socks boom, joshi kosei (high school girls) become a leading influence in development of products such as fashion and makeup items, snacks, and services. Companies direct their efforts towards joshi kosei marketing.
Urahara1999The Urahara style spreads among girls, as well. A relaxed, casual style comes into vogue. The number of girls wearing a boyish fashion with sweat shirts, skinny denim jeans, and sneakers increases suddenly on Cat Street.
For a long period, youth fashion and culture had been led by particular generations, the baby boomer generation in the 1970s, the shinjinrui (new breed) generation in the 1980s, and the dankai junior and heta-uma generations in the 1990s. This changes in the 2000s, when street fashion is marked by trends bolstered by groups transcending generational barriers. In 1999, now in their late twenties after having spent three to four years as full members of society, the dankai junior generation becomes aware of minor luxury items and begins to consume them in droves. The term joshitsu na futsu (high-quality normal) is introduced. This concept of futsu (normal) represents to a change in standards. Young people of the following uchira generation, born in the first half of the 1980s, come to the forefront. The GAP and Uniqlo open in central Tokyo, clearing the way for clothes that are cheap but still reasonably fashionable, which results in a change to the baseline for clothes to be considered adequate or acceptable. Helped by the inclusion of the heta-uma generation, which has outgrown the gyaru phase, this evolves into the Gal Mix trend, a simple, unisex rakuchin casual (easy-going casual) fashion incorporating a mix of gyaru tastes. The peak of the economic improvement in the mid- to late 2000s sees the emergence of the Fashion Celeb style, which follows overseas fashion trends. At the same time, the fashion industry shows a growing concern for social and ethical issues, and other elements of corporate social responsibility. In the latter half of the 2000s, a number of fast fashion brands from outside Japan arrive. It is a time when attitudes towards clothes and thinking about prices undergo a major change. 781b155fdc