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Copenhagen Fashion Week Acknowledges Industry’s Damage to the Environment with Giant Clothing Swap

Image: CopenhagenFashionWeek.com

Image: CopenhagenFashionWeek.com

Copenhagen Fashion Week is coming up in a few days and yes, there will be runway shows (which we'll be covering here), but more importantly, there'll be a giant citywide free clothing swap to support the trade event's commitment to sustainability. 

The Danish Fashion Institute will host a Fashion Exchange Market at City Hall Square from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 10.

As Denmark's Minister of the Environment put it (he'll be speaking at the event), "The fashion industry is amongst the industries that have the most adverse impact on health and environment. Therefore it is important that the fashion industry takes responsibility of prolonging the life of their products.” (Copenhagen Fashion Week included that quote in a press release, by the way, which would never ever happen in New York City.)

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Carine Roitfeld and Karl Lagerfeld Capture ‘Singular Beauty’ for Harper’s Bazaar’s September Issue

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Harper's Bazaar has just released Carine Roitfeld's third feature as the glossy brand's Global Fashion Director. The former Paris Vogue editor tapped Karl Lagerfeld to shoot the story — "Singular Beauty: An homage to the diversity of women" — which will appear in the September Issue of all 29 editions of the magazine. 

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Karl Lagerfeld for Harper’s Bazaar

A quick survey of the 25 women featured in this ambitious editorial:

  • Scarlett Johansson: 28-year-old American film actress 
  • Liya Kebede: 35-year-old Ethiopian model
  • Linn Arvidsson: 25-year-old Swedish model 
  • Dakota Fanning: 19-year-old American film actress
  • Lily Collins: 24-year-old British film actress
  • Carmen Dell’Orefice: 82-year-old American modeling legend
  • Ondria Hardin: California-born 16-year-old runway model
  • China Machado: 83-year-old Portuguese-Chinese modeling legend
  • Soo Joo Park: 23-year-old Korean model
  • Candice Huffine: 28-year-old American 'plus' model
  • Ashleigh Good: 21-year-old New Zealander model
  • Xiao Wen Ju: 24-year-old Chinese model
  • Erika Ervin: 34-year-old known as the 'World's Tallest Model'
  • Grimes: 25-year-old Canadian musician (who wears the $68,000 Saint Laurent dress we've marveled over on tFS)
  • Zoë Kravitz: 24-year-old actress daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet
  • Karen Elson: 34-year-old British model/musician
  • Lily Donaldson: 26-year-old British model
  • Liberty Ross: 34-year-old British model
  • Kenya Jones: 20-year-old daughter of Quincy Jones
  • Gabourey Sidibe: 30-year-old American actress
  • Chiharu Okunugi: 20-year-old Japanese model
  • Tilda Lindstam: 20-year-old Swedish model
  • Lisa Verberght: 17-year-old Belgian model 
  • Angel Haze: 22-year-old American rapper 
  • Chrishell Stubbs: 21-year-old British fashion model​​

Karl Lagerfeld for Harper's Bazaar

Karl Lagerfeld for Harper’s Bazaar

We love seeing so many non-white models cast for such a major editorial and this spread truly features a broad range of ages, body types and ethnicities. Still, it's worth pointing out that with the exception of Sidibe, the women represent a conventional standard of beauty and an upper-class milieu — "Gabourey Sidibe among 'Bazaar' beauties," was USA Today's foul way of putting it. This editorial is unlike most of what we see in fashion magazines and a step in the right direction, but that in itself is sort of depressing. 

You can see the full feature and a behind-the-scenes video here

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16 Sizzling Instagrams from the David Jones Summer 2013 Fashion Show

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Last week, David Jones held its first fashion show subsequent to that juicy breakup with Miranda Kerr. Taking over the reins as runway queen was Perth-born stunner Jessica Gomes, who’s held the David Jones’ ambassador post since March, opening the show with a Willow bustier and birthday siblings Camilla and Marc Freeman. But though the event’s star power was considerably less than the previous year in light of the department store losing that household name, the bevy of upcoming Australian models (plus Kiwi Holly Rose Emery) on the runway provided plenty to get excited about: Montana Cox, Gabby Westbrook-Patrick and Maddison Brown to name a few.

Of course, the clothes were great too. As a summer showcase during winter warms the coldest of fashion hearts and makes us even more itchy for beach weather. Romance Was Born’s kaleidoscopic prints, Ginger & Smart’s summer suiting and Zimmermann’s 70s floral swimsuits were particularly enlivening. Ditto for the Camilla’s kaftan finale – never mind that Gomes almost tripped over one of the hems.

See below for runway and backstage highlights captured through fashion’s favorite medium – Instagram.  

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For the Beach Bum Bachelor: Bather Trunk Co.

Or not necessarily for the "bachelor" man — I simply like the alliteration — as Bather Trunk's roster of unique street-wear-meets-swim will make a perfect addition to your hubby's wardrobe. Founded, designed and manufactured on the beaches of Toronto, Bather Trunk is a relatively new brand that seeks to appease the pool hopping weekenders among us.

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Its trademark line of slim cuts can certainly be pulled off on the street, especially when considering its debut Summer 2013 collection, which comes in seven unique designs. The trunks are made from 100% quick drying nylon with a velcro fly and snap closure back pocket. They have a 6.5 inch inseam, which hits a little just above the knee, making them the perfect style for having lunch on a patio before heading poolside. I think they strike a happy medium between the short European suit and the longer surfer’s board shorts. Oh and they retail for between $75 and $85.

Owner and founder Kyle Kaminsky’s first summer collection features pin dot and leopard prints for the brave, as well as solid colors of forest green, grey and navy. I'm not sure if the price point is a little high, but I guess it can be justified by the timeless styling of the skivvies (they would definitely last more than one summer), as well as the "100% Made In Canada" tag. I'll let you be the judge as you head south to post your comments after ogling some more hot male models. Hey, couldn't we all use a Monday pick-me-up?

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Images via BatherTrunkCompany.com

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The Fashion Spot’s 10 Best Articles of the Week

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  1. Your Next Statement: The Collar Necklace - What do you get when you mix the spirit of a statement necklace with the silhouette of a choker?
     
  2. How Skinny Are Skinny-Branded Food Products, Really? - Find out which foods are truly deserving of the "skinny" label and which ones are the beneficiaries of good marketing.
     
  3. Justifying a $1,000 Haircut: Closed Set with Julie Bensman - Editor-at-large Julie Bensman sets out to find if all haircuts are created equal at the Rossano Ferretti salon.
     
  4. The Dos and Don’ts of Perfectly Bronzed and Contoured Skin - Using bronzer isn't just about creating a healthy complexion without the sun. Here's how to do it right.
     
  5. theFashionSpot’s Summer Must List: What to Do, Wear, Drink and Listen to Right Now - Favorite NYC summer hangouts, female artists, chic retro looks and yummy cocktails.
     
  6. Who’s Really Driving the Thin Trend? Some Believe Consumers Want to See More Body Diversity - We talk to Modcloth, H&M and JAG Models about whether or not there's growing consumer demand for more body diversity. 
     
  7. Keeping It Together: Molly Sims’ Top Tips for Finding Work-Life Balance - Our August guest editor, Molly Sims, has a few things figured out. 
     
  8. Sophia Bush Makes an Impact in Monique Lhuillier and Other Best Dressed Celebs of the Week - The red carpet is the best carpet. 
     
  9. When to Eat Organic: How to Shop Smart and Buy Healthy - Easy tips and apps to help you know when to eat organic, shop local and how to avoid GMOs.
     
  10. Summer Wardrobe Remix: Inspiring New Ways to Wear Your Same Old Stuff - Here are some ways to mix up what's in your wardrobe to stay inspired until it's time to pull out your fall favorites.

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Link Buzz: Kate Upton for David Yurman; Alexander McQueen in Trouble Over Unpaid Internship

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Image: Facebook/DavidYurman

  • Kate Upton makes me want to buy a big gold watch just so I can wear it with an oversized black cable-knit sweater while lazing about on the beach on a breezy day. [FabSugar]
     
  • Tommy Hilfiger cancels his New York Fashion Week menswear show because you're not paying enough attention to the men's shows. [Fashionologie]
     
  • Even more than I love the lob, I love saying the word lob. [BellaSugar]
     
  • Here's a fun test: Can you tell which black leather tote costs $3,338 more than the other? [SheFinds]
     
  • Robert Pattinson maybe has a secret girlfriend and it isn't me. [CelebDirtyLaundry]
     
  • Sales of child heels are up! How does that make you feel? [NYTimes]
     
  • Alexander McQueen is very sorry for advertising a full-time, unpaid, 11-month internship. I'm sorry too, but about some other stuff. [Telegraph Fashion]

 

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