Not so fast! Supply bottlenecks strain fashion chains By Reuters


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By James Davey and Lisa Baertlein

LONDON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Supply bottlenecks, slower product deliveries and higher freight and labour costs risk shifting the fast fashion industry into the slow lane, as shown this week by British online fashion retailer ASOS (LON:).

A business model that aims to bring new styles into stores every three or so weeks and where shoppers expect to see fresh, reasonably priced merchandise on each visit is discovering its limitations.

“When it comes to fast fashion, it’s all about being first to market,” said Gus Bartholomew, CEO and co-founder of SupplyCompass, a London-based firm that specialises in product development and delivery software for fashion brands.

“What we’re seeing with most brands is that they’re

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5 Recurring Trends From Fashion Month’s Brightest Street Style Stars

While we’re still in the early stages of fall, several street style trends have emerged and taken hold. We paid close attention to who wore what during fashion month, and there seems to be a clear consensus on five must-have essentials for this season.

Fashion show attendees couldn’t wait to pull out their cozy knits, especially long, ankle-grazing maxi dresses. From New York City to Paris, we saw it all: rainbow crochet frocks, minimalist-approved sheaths, as well as peek-a-boo and midriff-baring designs. In the same comfy vein, constricting skinny jeans were M.I.A.—oversized, baggy silhouettes reigned supreme. Those loose-fitting denim pieces paired well with everything, from turtlenecks to zip-up jackets to (another uber-popular trend) tuxedo vests.

Take a closer look at all of the coveted street style trends below. And don’t forget to shop out your favorites before it’s too late.

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Photographed by Acielle / StyleDuMonde

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Halsey Performs in Futuristic Bodysuit With Latex Boots on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Halsey stepped out in edgy fashion yesterday for her latest performance on “Saturday Night Live.”

The “Without Me” singer first performed “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God” in futuristic style, wearing a black leather bodysuit. Her outfit featured long sleeves, as well as linear moto-style quilting along its bodice and neckline. The singer accented the sleek piece with a belt and equally slick black latex over-the-knee boots. Her footwear included pointed toes and stiletto heels that appeared to total at least 4 inches in height.

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For her second set of “Darling” with Lindsey Buckingham, the “Eastside” singer changed into another all-black look that mixed edge and romance. Her outfit took the form of a long black dress with puffed

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Givenchy slammed for noose necklace at Paris fashion week

Well, that’s not the best fashion statement.

Luxury French fashion house Givenchy is being blasted for debuting a noose-style necklace during Paris fashion week.

A model wore the offending piece of jewelry Sunday during the label’s spring/summer 2022 show.

The unfortunate style choice was first called out by the Instagram account Diet Prada.

“You’d think the industry would’ve learned not to put things that resemble nooses around a model’s neck after the whole @Burberry noose hoodie debacle in 2019. This @givenchyofficial necklace that just came down the runway steers dangerously close to that same territory. Really makes you wonder how no one noticed, but alas … history repeats itself,” the account wrote alongside a side-by-side photo of the Givenchy runway model and a Burberry model.

In 2019, Burberry was criticized during London fashion week for a catwalk model wearing a noose embossed on a hoodie.

The noose necklace was featured in Givenchy's Spring/Summer 2022 show.
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