The latest fashion trend: Dupes in the fast fashion industry

Fashion Trends have risen and fallen like never before because of the rise of Tik Tok.


Imagine that you are scrolling through TikTok, and you see a carbon copy dress that sells for $500 in Mirror Palais but is going for $17 on Amazon, and you click on it. This may seem like a big deal on the outside, but it's not.

You can find thousands of videos where people show fashion imitations of brands such as Brandy Melville and SKIMS.

Trends have risen and fallen like never before because of the rise of Tik Tok. The dupes let the consumer keep up with the trends. It has to me that affordability calls out to them.

The clothing that is associated with alternative fashion is offered by tunnel vision. 

Sometimes buying dupes is the only place we can go. It becomes harmful when other people are affected. Do you know how many times you will wear this piece of clothing?

Consumers can get new clothing from stores such as H&M in about a week, allowing them to keep up with all the latest trends. The younger fashion audience who is influenced by TikTok can easily buy anything with the accessibility of these shops that focus on online commerce.

It comes with a lot of consequences if you have access to these clothing articles. Small businesses are affected by the theft of their designs.

The clothing that is associated with alternative fashion is offered by tunnel vision. The popularity of their style of clothing will result in their designs being sold on SheIn for less than half the price. She talks about her designs being taken.

People don't know that they're my actual design, so they assume my store is just a bunch of generic stuff.

SheIn's expansion allows it to keep a low profile. The workshops that make garments for the company don't get paid until they're paid by their Subcontractors. Workers are forced to work 15 hours a day with no breaks. Workers get the long end of the stick.

In recent years clothing consumption has gone up 400 percent more than it did two decades ago according to a documentary. The materials that are not disposable will not break down when the clothing is thrown away. Fossil fuels are used to make clothing. It takes about 200 years for clothing to decay.

Being a part of the trends shouldn't come at the cost of us harming our earth. It's important to be aware of the dangers of fast fashion. Fast fashion clothing consumption can be slowed down by thrifting or buying from sustainable clothing brands.



Max Mara Launches Fashion Scholarships With Royal College of Art

The Royal College of Art in London has a scholarship program.

Students who face financial hardship will be able to enroll in the MA fashion program at the School of Design thanks to a new scholarship program created by the two.
Over the next three years, it will be offered to two students each year. Each recipient will receive 30,000 pounds to cover tuition fees as well as a contribution towards maintenance.

There is a chance for students to experience a paid design internship at the Max Mara headquarters in Italy.

Ian Griffiths graduated from the school in 1987 and is the creative director of Max Mara. A competition organized by Max Mara inspired him to join the brand as a designer after graduating.

At a critical time for the fashion industry, Max Mara is proud to support the RCA and its students. The joy of fashion is being rediscovered by the designers at the RCA. I am very excited to be able to accompany them on their journey, I was appointed as a visiting professor at the RCA.

The head of the program of MA Fashion at the RCA said that Griffiths has a deep passion for identity, culture, and fashion. His support of the Max Mara scholarships shows great leadership and care for the future of study in and about fashion at the RCA, welcoming a wider representation, and a community of voices to build new identities and cultures.

One of the most expensive art schools in the world has a wide variety of initiatives to support talented students.

The college named the fashion scholarship after the designer who was a visiting professor. A fashion scholarship will be offered to a black British student in any program at the school.

The school offers fashion scholarships in ceramics and glass, as well as the Sir Frank Bowling scholarship, which supports U.K. students from black African and Caribbean diaspora heritage.



Meghan Markle’s Neutral Cashmere Is ‘Power Casual’

In ‘Harry & Meghan,’ Netflix’s six-part series on the Sussexes’ royal departure, Ms. Markle trades fascinators and pantyhose for homey cashmere sweaters and silks—an intentional contrast

When Meghan Markle first rose to a minor celebrity on the show “Suits,” she was wearing the buttoned-up fashion wardrobe of a young lawyer: pencil skirts, strict button-ups and yes, suits. When she then reached unimaginable heights of global fame as Prince Harry‘s girlfriend and then wife, she dressed impeccably for endless public appearances in coat dresses, high-heeled pumps and even fascinators. With her upright daughter-of-a-yoga-teacher posture and a seemingly endless supply of camel wrap coats, she has, until recently, fashion dressed for relentlessly public life.

But in the six-part series “Harry & Meghan,” currently the number-two show on Netflix in the U.S., the duchess of Sussex presents a cozier, quieter, more intimate style. In the confessional-style portions of the series, Ms. Markle is a Nancy Meyers character comes to life, wearing layers of Haute-hygge knits, silks and discreet gold fashion jewelry, with her hair styled in soft waves around her face. In the context of a docu-style show whose overriding theme is the desire for more privacy, these are private clothes that are nonetheless conveying a message to the public. 

Ms. Markle’s message appears to be: I am grounded, sincere, and down-to-earth, but refined. I have chickens, but I also have a gold Cartier watch. 

“It’s fashion power-casual,” said Meredith Melling, the co-founder and chief brand officer of La Ligne, a New York high-casual brand that has a big moment in the series. Representatives at Netflix and Archewell, the media company the Sussexes founded, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

In the fashion teaser for one of the early episodes, Ms. Markle breaks down while wearing the $295 camel-and-red striped cashmere-and-wool Marin sweater from La Ligne over a pair of the brand’s $250 red cotton Bonne Nuit pajamas. Behind her is a cream-and-cashmere Hermès Avalon blanket, which starts at $1,625 and went viral after its appearance on the show. 

Ms. Melling said there had been a sharp rise in fashion interest in the La Ligne pieces worn by Ms. Markle. Historically, what Ms. Markle wears sells out, like the Everlane day tote she wore early in her courtship with Prince Harry.