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Fashion News Fast for May 12th

Fashion in 50 Seconds 5/12

OxFam boutiqueThis Saturday was World Fair Trade Day, a time for fashionistas everywhere to feel guilty about their fast fashion habits. Except for British shoppers who now have the Oxfam Sustainable Fashion Boutique to enjoy. The new shops will sell items created out of donated goods, Fairtrade clothing and accessories made by volunteers as well as the more traditional second-hand clothing. But there are dissenters in the eco-fashion movement. Some people are still happy to claim it just isn't very stylish. Community partner Susie Bubble however thinks its all just a bit too shiny. It seems like the Valentino brand isn't quite as dramatic as the post He Who Will Not Be Named years at Gucci. In fact, after the retirement of Valentino the house seems positively bullish. Ironically no one felt that great about Alessandra Facchinetti at Gucci. Musical chairs anyone? Mulberry is into collaborations. They have artists collaborations planned for each month this summer (this month was flower arrangements with neighbor McQueen's) the most anticipated of which is surely going to be The Artist's Tote, a collaboration with Fred Gallery on Vyner Street where five artists will interpret the Mulberry tote.
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