Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

Posh Fitness Culture for a Healthy Lifestyle

January 14, 2023 — What exactly is a healthy lifestyle? If you dig into a certain corner of public health research, you are likely to come up with healthy patterns of eating, physical activity, sleep, and stress management as the answer. But Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, author of Fit Nation, has a different answer for you. Fitness culture defines a […]

Did the Pandemic Kill Skinny Jeans?

April 18, 2021 — It’s official. We seem to be in the early stages of a new denim cycle. Looser fitting jeans with a high waist or a flare at the bottom are in. The pandemic may have hastened the demise of skinny jeans, says Levi Straus CEO Chip Bergh: “This is not the first time we’ve seen this […]

Plus Fashion Statement: Let Us Be

December 1, 2018 — Plus fashion is growing up and perhaps moving into the mainstream. It’s inevitable. In a world where roughly 75 percent of the population is living at a high BMI, fashion that focuses only on stick-thin models can’t survive. But growing up is hard. So plus fashion is in its awkward phase, as Washington Post fashion […]

A Threat to the Social Order of Body Image in France

December 17, 2017 — French culture faces a dilemma. Paris has long held a global reputation for its fashion. And along the way, a preoccupation with thinness became part of that culture. It came to define a social order of body image in France. Thin privilege. But earlier this year, Gabrielle Deydier exposed the ugly side of that social order […]

More Diversity of Size, Color, Gender, and Age in Fashion?

March 20, 2017 — Is the fashion industry creeping toward more diversity? Industry analysts at theFashionSpot have been crunching numbers on this for three years now. And following the Fall 2017 season, they say the answer is definitely yes. Diversity in Fashion by the Numbers In their report, they found the greatest progress in racial diversity of runway models. […]

The Athleisure Bandwagon

March 27, 2016 — While talk about health, fitness, and obesity have not done much to stem the rise in obesity rates, it seems that it has created a buoyant fashion trend: athleisure. Katie Smith at Edited sums up the situation pretty well: Consumers are prioritising health and wellbeing, with the internet aiding the knowledge share. We may not […]

Style Plus

October 14, 2014 — Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFW) — where plus fashion takes a bow annually in New York — appears to be a romp that people enjoy far more than the traditional New York Fashion Week. And it’s sparking some fascinating discussion of the social order of body size. In a word, the order is changing. According to […]

Weight Bias in Healthcare as Great as in Fashion?

October 6, 2014 — Sometimes we learn more from surprises than from research that confirms our suspicions. Nancy Rudd and colleagues set out to study weight bias in healthcare, fashion, and other service sector students. They expected — as we would have — to find more bias in students of fashion and retail studies. But it turns out that […]