Daily Links: July 3 2018

  1. H&M Is Leaning Into Discounts: For a while, it seemed like fast fashion was immune to the current retail apocalypse. Zara, for example, recently boasted surging sales and opened 183 stores this year, at a time when department stores and mall brands were hit with bankruptcies and store closures. Read more on Racked
  2. Not so fast… fast fashion may be providing one crucial benefit in an otherwise financially discriminative industry: We live in a fickle society where people are judged, intentional or not, based on how they look. That could be the way their hair is done, but more often than not, we look to the way someone is dressed to “evaluate” them. Deborah Rhode, a professor at Stanford Law, wrote a book titled “The Beauty Bias” and in it, she notes that “the less attractive you are in America, the more likely you are to receive a longer prison sentence, a lower damage award, a lower salary, and poorer performance reviews, and you are less likely to be married and more likely to be poor.” In essence, appearance makes a difference. Read more on Loesquire
  3. Paris Fashion Week’s Front Rows Speak to Fashion’s Complicated Stance on #MeToo: Fashion is said to be one of the most immediate reflections of the culture at any given point in time, taking the temperature of the zeitgeist and turning out garments and accessories that capture and speak to it. This season, the front row, in a few cases, may have spoken even louder than the runway offerings. For instance, there, at the far end of the monstrously-long rainbow-hued front row of the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2019 menswear show, easily the most anticipated event of the season, was Ian Connor. Read more on TFL
  4. Gucci’s Fall 2018 Campaign Makes Hoarding Look Chic: In what is a testament to the incredibly deep wells of their imaginations, Alessandro Michele and Glen Luchford somehow continue to out-Gucci themselves with every seasonal ad campaign. Whether it’s with cows, UFOs, dancers, student protesters, exotic birds or Harry Styles, each one manages to delight in ways that other brands’ images rarely do — and Fall 2018 is no exception. Read more on Fashionista

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Romana Hai

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Romana Hai started blogging full-time in 2013 . Fashion Ambitions is more than a blog and more-or-less acts as a portfolio containing brands/collaborations and achievements. Although Romana was born and raised in New York, she currently resides in the Financial District of Boston, MA. Romana attended Penn State University and graduated in 2010 with two degrees: Economics from the Smeal College of Business and Telecommunications from the College of Communications. You can reach Romana at romana@fashionambitions.com.

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