American Fashion Has Gotten More Colorful. Here’s What Changed

e new season, making room for the more colorful clothing that goes with the warm weather. Amid all that excitement, it’s easy to forget that middle-class Americans have really only been wearing colorful clothes regularly for less than a century. “There was a practical element to the lack of color pre-1920, because colorful clothes got … Read more American Fashion Has Gotten More Colorful. Here’s What Changed

Jens Risom, Modernist Designer Whose Furniture Still Has Legs, Dies at 100

Jens Risom, the Danish furniture maestro who helped bring midcentury modern design to the United States through his work with Knoll Studio, died on Dec. 9 at his home in New Canaan, Conn. He was 100. His death was confirmed by a friend, Mark Jespersen. Defined by sharp Scandinavian lines and fused with the rustic … Read more Jens Risom, Modernist Designer Whose Furniture Still Has Legs, Dies at 100

Fashion’s floorsweeper: the latest trend where practicality has no place

Fashion loves a trend that has not got much truck with the everyday. Enter the floorsweeper: pretty much unwearable on a rainy day, on public transport or a country walk. The floorsweeper is exactly what it describes: trousers, coats or dresses that sweep over the floor. See? Not exactly something that translates to the average … Read more Fashion’s floorsweeper: the latest trend where practicality has no place

Fashions on the Field devotee Crystal Kimber has won $100k in race-day prizes

FASHIONS on the Field devotee Crystal Kimber has turned a love of looking good into a lucrative race day hobby. Having put her best foot forward in an estimated 45 fashions on the field competitions around Australia, the marketing brand manager from Cremorne has collected prizes valued “around $100,000.’’ Highlights include a $30,000 Alfa Romeo … Read more Fashions on the Field devotee Crystal Kimber has won $100k in race-day prizes