Today’s Fashion Headlines. December 22, 2011

December 22, 2011 • Fashion, Fashion Blog

Kardashians in Trouble

It seems as though the Kardashians could be in a little hot water. The reality show clan is in trouble for endorsing and selling fashion products manufactured in foreign sweatshops, where workers, some as young as sixteen years old, are abused and virtually imprisoned. The allegations about Kardashian products are not related to their products currently sold at Sears.

“The Kardashians are in bed with some pretty bad people,” Charles Kernaghan, the executive director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, tells Star.  “Not only are celebrities like the Kardashians taking advantage of these workers, they are holding hands with a government that spits on democracy and women’s rights.”

Rodarte Helps the A-LIst

Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte are the latest designers to guest-edit A Magazine. The designers included spreads of Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and art by Jay DeFeo, John Baldessari and “The Avengers” director Joss Whedon. The mag has previously been edited by Riccardo Tisci, Yohji Yamamoto and Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez.

Mizrahi Snags Men’s License

Xcel Brands Inc., which acquired the Issac Mizrahi brand in September, has signed a licensing agreement with Burma Bibas for a collection of dress shirts and neckwear under the Isaac Mizrahi New York brand. The collection will be launched for fall at department and specialty stores. This marks the company’s entry into the men’s arena, according to Robert D’Loren, chairman and chief executive officer of Xcel.

“I am delighted to be designing men’s furnishings,” Mizrahi said. “I feel it’s the right time and opportunity to get into the men’s business, which I’m so passionate about. It’s a great new partnership.”

Arthur Klaus, chief merchandising officer of Burma Bibas, described Mizrahi as “such a talent and his credentials speak volumes. His unique presence will allow us to reach consumers of all genres, which in today’s marketplace are very important.”

– Taneisha Jordan

Source: WWD; NY Post
Photo: WWD

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