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Fashion Trend: The Slow Fashion Movement

The 31-year-old Ott was last seen at his Brooklyn home at about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, the New York Post reports. The 6'2" designer, who the Daily News says suffers from anxiety, never showed up for work at The Dock Group on Monday, police sources tell the newspaper. Ott previously worked for J. Mendel and the Olsen twins' high-end fashion line The Row, and on Wednesday the siblings' other line, Elizabeth and James, Tweeted asking people to "please spread the word" about the missing man. His friends and loved ones have put up posters in subway stations and across the New York City boroughs, and have also set up a Facebook page Find Jay Ott to get information out about the up-and-coming designer.
Source: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20800632,00.html

L'Wren Scott to be buried in L.A. Singer Rihanna, left, Stella McCartney's husband Alasdhair Willis and model Ines de la Fressange attend Stella McCartney's ready-to-wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection in Paris earlier this month. (Thibault Camus / Associated Press) By Susan Denley March 25, 2014, 8:06 a.m. Rihanna has been selected to receive this year's Fashion Icon Award to be presented June 2 by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. [The Cut] Fashion designer L'Wren Scott , who died in what police have ruled a suicide in New York City on March 17, is to be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in L.A., Page Six reports. [Page Six] Scott, the longtime girlfriend of the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger , was a favorite designer among Hollywood celebrities.
Source: http://www.latimes.com/fashion/alltherage/la-ar-rihanna-cfda-fashion-icon-lwren-scott-buried-20140324,0,7299181.story

Harder has penned several versions of the book Fashion for Profit, a how-to guide on starting a fashion business. Shes updating her book to include the new mobile stores in response to the fashion truck trend. But there are also drawbacks to the trucks, such as not being able to park and sell whenever and wherever they like because most cities, including Los Angeles, will not issue permits to allow trucks to park on public streets and sell goods. The permitting issue is the main reason why the trucks join together for events on private property such as the ones at CSULB. I love it. I love this idea, said Rebecca Ramirez, a dance major and sophomore at the college who was browsing around the Selvedge truck. She has shopped at fashion trucks and likes the convenience of fashion coming to her and the look of the trucks.
Source: http://www.sgvtribune.com/lifestyle/20140326/fashion-trucks-are-driving-a-new-trend-into-los-angeles

Slow Fashion was first coined by Kate Fletcher from the Center for Sustainable Fashion when fashion was compared to the Slow food movement. There are similarities in that the Slow Fashion movement encourages "taking time to ensure quality production, to give value to the product, and contemplate the connection with the environment," representing all things http://www.chicemma.com "eco, ethical, and green." Elizabeth Cline in her book, Overdressed The Shockingly High Price of Cheap Fashion, writes of her personal experience in realizing the impact of over consumption in her life and in the world. She wrote the book after a shopping spree made her realize she had too many clothes. Buying more cheap clothing has a worldwide ripple effect, she says. "It leave a huge carbon footprint and supports unfair wages and working conditions for overseas workers." In the United States the effect has been the loss of jobs to cheaper factory production overseas. Two decades ago, Cline says American factories were making half the clothing purchased in the US. Today, almost all fashion clothing is made in other countries from cheap materials producing poor quality garments.
Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/fashion-trend-the-slow-fashion-movement

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