“When we get back in action, everything will be survival clothing — cheap. You know, one size fits practically all.
May. 7from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Those with a knack for crafts are breaking out their dusty sewing machines and creating a vital piece of safety protection currently in short supply: face masks.
Mar. 26from KCRW Features
As hospitals, clinics and other community organizations face a shortage of masks during the COVID-19 outbreak, homebound sewers have stepped up to help, from DIY crafters to fashion…
Mar. 26from Design and Architecture
The late ‘80s and early ‘90s were tough on African-Americans in the inner city.
Jan. 21from Design and Architecture
A constant turnover of on-trend clothes, knockoffs of runway styles, all at knockdown prices.
Everything old is new again, and that’s literally the case with used clothing, a hot look among LA fashionistas right now.
Jan. 7, 2020from Design and Architecture
“Project Runway” is back for its 18th season on Thursday -- without host Heidi Klum and mentor Tim Gunn. They’re replaced by Karlie Kloss and Christian Siriano, respectively.
Dec. 3, 2019from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
It’s been ten years since RuPaul sashayed into America’s living room with RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Oct. 15, 2019from Design and Architecture
Oct. 8, 2019from Design and Architecture
Banana Republic is the latest fashion retailer to sell hijabs.
Aug. 2, 2019from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
When Guo Pei started studying design in 1982, shortly after China opened up to the world, she has said no one knew that clothes were supposed to be designed.
Jul. 16, 2019from Design and Architecture
Governor Gavin Newsom last week signed the CROWN Act, which stands for “creating a respectful and open workplace for natural hair.”
Jul. 12, 2019from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
So-called Granny panties aren’t just a joke anymore. Some people say they’re a sign of the times.
Jun. 26, 2019from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
In the 1970s, American fashion was defined by Halston. He designed women’s clothing that was loose and freeing. Think minimal draped gowns and his famed jersey halter dress.
Jun. 11, 2019from Design and Architecture
Rihanna’s Fenty is the first luxury brand headed by a black woman. Its highly anticipated collection was released on Wednesday. Rihanna has been a trailblazer in fashion and beauty.
May. 30, 2019from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Rudi Gernreich redefined how the world saw swimsuits. The avant-garde darling of 1960s and 1970s fashion challenged conventional standards of beauty, gender, and identity.
May. 29, 2019from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Fifteen fashion design students at Otis College of Art and Design just spent nine months working with celebrity designer Jason Wu, famed for his sumptuous inaugural ball gowns for…
May. 21, 2019from Design and Architecture
In the 1960s, few fashion designers were pushing the envelope like Rudi Gernreich.
May. 8, 2019from Design and Architecture
On April 5, 1994, Kurt Cobain died of an apparent suicide. The singer and guitarist of the mega-rock band Nirvana was just 27 years old.
Apr. 2, 2019from Design and Architecture