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What Recovery? Clothes Retailers Cut Orders While Factories Fight to Survive | Investing News

By Victoria Waldersee and Ruma Paul

LISBON/DHAKA (Reuters) – Clothes retailers in Europe and America sit on excess inventory and cut back on spring orders. Sourcing agents face late payments. Garment factories in Bangladesh are on the rack.

The global apparel industry, reeling from a punishing 2020, is seeing its hopes of recovery punctured by a new wave of COVID-19 lockdowns and patchy national vaccine rollouts. 

Some major retailers are still nursing last year’s clothes, which would have been sold off in clearance sales in normal times. British chain Primark, for example, told Reuters it was housing around 150 million pounds ($205 million) worth of 2020 spring/summer stock and 200 million pounds from autumn/winter.

In an indication of the scale of the backlog, consultancy McKinsey says the value of unsold clothing worldwide, in stores and warehouses, ranges from 140-160 billion euros ($168-192 billion) – more than double normal levels.

Britain’s

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No Normal Clothes: The Men’s Fall 2021 Collections Prize Ingenuity and Independence

Watch television, read the front pages of newspapers, or scan your social media feeds and you’ll find headlines and imagery dominated by men. New presidents, doctors, scientists, thought leaders…men, men, men. But, hey, I’m just here to talk about those men’s outfits—or rather the lack of them on the fall 2021 men’s runways

The clothing shown during the mostly digital fall 2021 season is not for front-page news guys, with the exception of Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, who can probably relate to the themes of male aggression in Rick Owens’s collection. Among the other 200-plus collections we covered on Vogue Runway there was nary a presidential suit nor a news anchor blazer in sight. There was also a surprising lack of bro-clothes—“brothes?” When Virgil Abloh declared in late 2019 that “streetwear is dead” he was really onto something. 

This rejection of mainstream male dress is fueled by creativity. Never

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How to Layer Clothes for the Warmest Winter Outfits

how to layer clothes
how to layer clothes

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Winter is a great time for getting cozy in our favorite sweatshirts and coats, but it can be a little bit of a pain when it comes to layering. You see, constantly having to peel off clothing when it gets a little too hot is no fun, and it’s also not ideal to pile on so many layers that you look like the Michelin man. Alas, learning how to layer clothes is an art and we’re here to help you master it.

How to layer clothes:

  1. Color-coordinate: Neutrals will always work well together, but if you want to wear colorful clothing make sure to stick to complementary color families for a put-together look.

  2. Play with textures: Jazz up your outfit by integrating different textiles, like faux fur and cotton or leather and silk. Doing this will give your clothing more dimension and will make your

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Jonah Hill Reflects On His Personal Style With GQ & Says ‘Clothes Aren’t Made For People Who Are Overweight To Have Style’

Jonah Hill is reflecting in a new interview with GQ, and opening up about how he feels about the fashion industry’s failure to cater towards bigger bodies.

While chatting about teaming up with Adidas and his documentary, Mid90s, the 36-year-old actor looked back at how his style was limited in years past because of his size.

“I think the biggest shift in my personal style was that I always had an interest in personal style and fashion, but I was always a bigger guy,” Jonah explained. “It’s really hard when you’re overweight to dress a certain way, because clothes aren’t made for people who are overweight to have style.”

He goes on, “I think it surprises people. Even now, I’ll overhear someone discussing my place in the fashion world or whatever, and people are like, ‘That guy? The schlubby guy from Superbad?’”

Jonah continued, and hopes to

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Mona May Rewrote ‘90s Fashion. 25 Years Later, We’re Still Wearing Her Clothes.

Photo credit: ©Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection - Everett
Photo credit: ©Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection – Everett

From ELLE

Clueless is officially 25 years old. Though it’s hard to process that milestone, the cult favorite has adapted with each passing year, finding its way onto streaming sites and into social media conversations and countless homages, from celeb Halloween costumes to the recent Baby-Sitters Club reboot. Now available on Netflix, Clueless—starring Alicia Silverstone and quotable one-liners like “I’m totally buggin’!” and “As if!”—has reached legend status, immortalizing Cher, Dionne (Stacey Dash), and the kids of Beverly Hills in the annals of film iconography.

Two and a half decades later, the fashion still reigns supreme. Polish costume designer Mona May is the mastermind behind Cher’s red Alaïa dress, plaid suits, and 60 (!!) costume changes. “So many of the outfits are still so wearable,” May tells ELLE.com over the phone. “You could go to Saks and Neiman and it’s

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