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Feb 07

the best theory of why people buy fashion was written 125 years ago

Much ink has been spilled through the decades on theories of how we consume fashion – cultural, economic, behavioral. Some have their merits, others don’t. But no theory has come close to accurately describing it than that of the American economist Thorstein...

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Jan 24

notes on paris fashion week — men’s a/w’24

Paris met us with rain and a general sense of misery, with Parisians grousing about the upcoming summer Olympics. The cold weather did put a damper on things for the first few days, or maybe it’s just me developing a lack of tolerance for bouncing around Paris like a...

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Dec 26

op-ed: what the farfetch and the matches deals really mean

Last week marked not but two major fashion e-commerce deals, in which FarFetch and Matches found new owners. FarFetch...

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Nov 22

op-ed: why you feel alienated from luxury fashion (it’s not just the prices)

Recently I had dinner with a fashion and culture commentator who is based in Asia. He was describing the scene at a...

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Nov 08

op-ed: it’s time for governments to regulate fast fashion

Over the past twenty years fast fashion has spurred unbridled consumerism, with disastrous consequences for the...

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Oct 19

the universe of geoffrey b. small

Cavarzere is a sleepy Italian town about twenty-two miles southwest of Venice. Until the 1950s its main business was...

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