Clandestina Is Cuba’s First Independent Fashion Label. Its Founders Want ‘Global Domination.’

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Idania del Rio, co-founder of Cuba’s first independent fashion label Clandestina, wore a recycled T-shirt to the recent opening of her New York pop-up. With a ripped neck held together by many safety pins, the refurbished black Cincinnati Bearcats jersey resembled a sort of gender-neutral take on Elizabeth Hurley’s famous black Versace dress.

A publicist for the brand was quick to whisper that the salvaged top, like most Clandestina pieces, was “sustainable.”

The s-word has emerged as one of the Planet Fashion’s buzziest trends, with major players like Levi’s, H&M, and Kering pledging to release eco-friendly designs and initiatives. In Cuba, recycling clothes isn’t just in vogue—it’s been a way of life for more than half a century.

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Rihanna To Launch New Fashion Label With LVMH

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NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna is partnering with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton to launch a new fashion label.

The pop star, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, announced Friday that a new line called Fenty will debut this spring and will be based in Paris.

Fenty “is centered on Rihanna, developed by her, and takes shape with her vision in terms of ready to wear, shoes and accessories, including commerciality and communication of the brand,” according to a press release.

Rihanna, who already has the lines Fenty Beauty and Savage X Fenty, says in a statement that “designing a line like this with LVMH is an incredibly special moment for us … I couldn’t imagine a better partner both creatively and business-wise, and I’m ready for the world to see what we have built together.”

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Fashion Nova’s ‘cancer warning’ label is freaking Twitter out

Known carcinogens: cigarettes, tanning beds, asbestos and now…bathing suits? Twitter is buzzing after a user posted a photo of her slime-green Fashion Nova bikini on Monday, complete with a terrifying sewn-in warning. The label reads: “This product contains Di(2-ethylhexl) phthalate, lead and cadmium, which are known in the state of California to cause cancer, birth…
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U.S. Government Tells Fashion Label in Supreme Court Case: Stop Trying to Make ‘FUCT’ Happen

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The U.S. Supreme Court held G-rated arguments over an R-rated word on Monday while debating whether “FUCT” is too scandalous to trademark.

The eight-year saga of an L.A.-based clothing line founded by artist Erik Brunetti came to Washington, D.C., as justices heard his case against the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

It started in 2011, when Brunetti’s trademark application for FUCT—which, according to CNN, stands for “Friends You Can’t Trust”—was denied on the grounds that it violated the Lanham Act. (Representatives for the brand did not respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment.)

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Report on Maryland football culture cites problems but stops short of ‘toxic’ label

The report made no recommendations regarding Coach DJ Durkin or any other athletic department personnel but the Maryland board of regents could announce some actions in the coming days.
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