The Weekly Collection #2

Edward Enniful’s first British Vogue cover

Ghanian-born Edward Enniful’s first cover as editor-in-chief of British Vogue has been revealed as a commentary on racism and a lack of diversity in the fashion industry. The cover features British-Ghanian feminist model and activist Adwoa Aboah, and mentions names not often heard in the fashion industry. The likes of author Zadie Smith, grime artist Skepta and politician Sadiq Khan are amongst those mentioned in the December issue. The cover has set the tone for what many believe Enniful’s version of British Vogue will look like – a fashion publication which breaks down political and racial exclusivity with more of an emphasis on Hollywood and celebrities.

Hourglass promise to go completely vegan by 2020

Luxury makeup brand Hourglass have announced that they will be completely vegan by 2020. Founder and CEO, Carisa Janes says, ““At Hourglass, we believe that luxury is a combination of innovation and integrity. This begins with our commitment to creating cruelty-free products and ultimately being the first completely vegan luxury cosmetics brand in the world. It is not a simple solution, but we are dedicated to putting in the time and effort it will take to find vegan alternatives for our product formulas.”
This is a subtle message to the brand’s counterparts in luxury fashion, as the decision puts pressure on designers to reduce or omit fur and leather in the production of their garments. This is reminiscent of Gucci’s pledge to go fur-free as of 2018, setting the standard for many other high-end retailers.

Unpaid Turkish Zara workers protest via garment labels

It has been alleged that Turkish employees of a manufacturing company outsourced by fast fashion retailer Zara are sewing messages of protest into the brand’s tags and labels. Messages found on tags in Istanbul, Turkey include “I made this item you are going to buy, but I didn’t get paid for it”. This is another knock to the giant retailer’s reputation, who has been called out – amongst brands such as H&M and Topshop – for its use of slave labour to produce large quantities of merchandise.

Oroton collaborates with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation for a second time

Oroton has launched a collection in collaboration with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation – where 100% of the profits go towards the foundation, known for their work which aims to preserve the reef amidst rising water temperatures due to global warming.
The collection features bag charms that are reminiscent of marine life found in the reef, as well as pouches and bags designed to evoke themes of the Australian coastal lifestyle.  

The Standard Store Sample Sale

Stockist to brands such as Matteau Swimwear, ethical shoe brand Veja, Maison Kitsune and Studio Nicholson – The Standard Store feature a thoughtfully curated selection of brands, handpicked from cities such as Paris, New York and London. Shop their sale this weekend in Paddington.

When: November 9, 5 - 8pm; November 10, 10 - 6pm
Where: 12 Mary Place, Paddington, Sydney