They’ve done it before. Photo: Bettmann/Bettmann Archive As much of the media industry sank beneath the digital waves in the last decade, the New York Times became something like Noah’s ark. If you could get aboard, you could ride out the storm and even be proud of the work you were doing along the way. Après le déluge, it’s emerged as the biggest news website in America, bigger than the websites of CNN, Fox, and its historic rival, the Washington Post . Two weeks ago, the Times seemed to rub it in with a story about how the Post can’t get its reporters back into the newsroom and is losing subscribers while “two of The Post’s top competitors — The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal — have added subscriptions since Mr. Trump left office.” And so it ought to be smug sailing for the SS Sulzberger. Except his staff is about to mutiny over a contract they see as not giving them a fair share of the digital spoils, even as inflation eats into their pay and the … [Read more...] about Everybody Wants a Raise at the New York
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There comes a turning point in who gets to set the next trends and dominate the front rows of New York Fashion Week . For decades, it was the esteemed editors of top fashion magazines. Eventually, top department store buyers and stylists joined them. With the acceleration of the internet came the birth of the fashion blogger, with top fashion bloggers, like Bryan Boy and Chiara Ferragni, joining the esteemed ranks of the fashion industry elite on the front rows of Fashion Week . The era of the blogger evolved into the era of the Instagram influencer as Instagram took over as a top social media platform. Instagram also became the preferred social media platform of the fashion industry as it is a highly visual medium. Fashion, of course, is all about visuals. Now, with the next decade comes the next generation of influencers, and TikTok is in a rivalry with Instagram for who will claim the status over the fashion industry’s preferred social media platform. This war is … [Read more...] about Instagram and TikTok Go to War at New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week is just around the corner. The thrill of the fashion editors, stylists, buyers, and influencers descending upon lower Manhattan for runway shows, presentations, and stylish parties is on the horizon. However, some in the fashion industry aren’t too keen to describe the upcoming Fashion Week as thrilling. While the peak of the Omicron outbreak in New York City seems to be over, it has affected some major designers’ plans for showing. Tom Ford , the chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the U.S. governing fashion body, was originally planning on closing New York Fashion Week as the finale show. Now, due to supply chain and production issues from the Omicron outbreak, Ford won’t be staging a runway show and is now opting for a digital presentation. Ford is typically one of the biggest headlining acts of New York Fashion Week, and without his name attached to this season, interest is waning. American fashion designer Thom Browne … [Read more...] about New York Fashion Week Is Back, but Big Names Are Missing
Since 2020, the fashion industry has been making a broader attempt at rectifying its diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. However, one voice is still missing as part of that conversation: Indigenous Americans. Indigenous designers have been continuously appropriated for decades, and you would think with all that appropriation they would be seen everywhere from the catwalks to the department store clothing racks. But it wasn’t until 2013 that an Indigenous designer even had their own show at New York Fashion Week . The I in BIPOC is going ignored, and Indigenous designers have been treated by the broader fashion industry as a threshold above invisible. Despite adversity, many Indigenous designers still have found ways to make a name for themselves among not only their fellow Indigenous communities but nationally as well. Still, there is no question that there is work to be done for Indigenous designers to see reputable representation in the industry. Amy Denet Deal, a … [Read more...] about Why Are Indigenous Designers Missing from New York Fashion Week?
New York’s Mayor Eric Adams wants the rest of America to pay $500 million for housing the many thousands of foreign workers and renters he is providing to New York’s business leaders. The New York Post broke the story: City Hall privately asked the White House for the emergency cash midway through the summer, saying it would cover just one year’s worth of spending on the migrants who Adams has said are straining the city’s shelter system to its “breaking point,” The Post has learned. The request comes as House Democratic legislators, including Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), are pleading for another $500 million for “New York City and other safe-haven cities.” The cities’ funding requests show how Washington’s migration policies provide coastal investors, CEOs, and landlords with an imported river of low-wage workers and high-occupancy renters. The federal migration policies also provide federal aid for the penniless migrants in a lower-wage, higher-rent economy. … [Read more...] about New York Wants $500 Million from Americans to House New Migrant Workforce
New York Fashion Week ’s runways have become progressively more diverse over the past several seasons. Still, one group is only just starting to see more representation at Fashion Week : the disabled community. Gabriella Santaniello is the founder and CEO of A Line Partners, a retail research firm investors turn to for help investing in brands and the fashion industry. In addition to her passion for retail, she is also passionate about disability rights and representation. She said in terms of trying to get fashion brands to listen to the issues the disabled community faces and bringing in more disabled representation, brands need to see this as a revenue driver. “It’s unfortunate and horrible to say to get these brands to listen about disabled accommodation and representation we need, they need to see it as adding to their revenue,” Santaniello said. “It shouldn’t be that way, but the potential for brands to succeed in the disabled market is huge. I don’t understand why … [Read more...] about Disabled Models and Designers Take Center Stage at New York Fashion Week
This reporting appears as one of several scoops featured in this week’s edition of Confider , the newsletter pulling back the curtain on the media. Subscribe here and send your questions, tips, and complaints here . Fed-up New York Times staffers say there is “a strong likelihood” they end up on strike as they continue to turn the screws on management in an effort to secure a pay hike amid messy contract negotiations. On Monday, around 1,300 employees represented by the NewsGuild pledged to work from home as the Gray Lady tries to get them to come back to the office. Anger has reached boiling point over the lengthy collective bargaining process, as staffers have not seen a pay raise since March 2020. Hundreds of employees sent emotional letters to publisher A.G. Sulzberger, executive editor Joe Kahn, CEO Meredith Kopit Levien and opinion editor Kathleen Kingsbury, railing against the company’s pay structure—including one employee who confessed they’ve had to … [Read more...] about New York Times Staff Demands More Pay. Paper Offers Lunch Boxes.
Proenza Schouler Bold, color, fringe, and knits dominated the Proenza Schouler show featuring designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection. The brand’s quintessential pieces that delicately frame the body were present in this collection’s items, featuring a blend of neutrals, orange, yellow, and red tones. The colors, along with the fringe and lei-inspired necklaces on display, created a sunset of fabric against the backdrop of the Hudson River. Maxi dresses and loose-fitting pants and blazers worn by models including Gigi Hadid were the breakout theme—a mashup of 1920s-inspired tiers and tassels with a comfortable fit that became our 2020 pandemic wardrobe go-to. Mandy Velez Duncan Michelle Duncan’s eponymous fashion label showcased their newest collection at Spring Studios. The beauty exec-cum-fashion designer made ample use of tartan and heavy eyeliner, a nod to the “goth” style that serves as the aesthetic underpinning of … [Read more...] about Forget the Runway. New York Fashion Week Heads to the River
The New York Times deleted a tweet that downplayed Chinese Dictator Mao Zedong’s mass murder of at least 45 million people on the anniversary of his death Monday. The NYT Archives twitter account reposted the paper’s 1976 obituary of Chairman Mao, which called him a “great revolutionary” and referred to the policies that resulted in mass starvation as “sometimes convulsive.” The Times later deleted the tweet after widespread criticism, releasing a statement saying it had lacked “critical historical context.” NYT deleted this tweet pic.twitter.com/UMaRTTZlfs — Anders Hagstrom (@Hagstrom_Anders) September 9, 2019 We’ve deleted a previous tweet about Mao Zedong that lacked critical historical context. — NYT Archives (@NYTArchives) September 9, 2019 “Mao Tze-tung, who began as an obscure peasant, died one of history’s great revolutionary figures,” the 1976 obituary read. “After establishing the Chinese People’s republic, Mao launched a series of sweeping, … [Read more...] about New York Times Deletes Tweet Downplaying Mao Zedong’s Murder Of 45 Million People
A fugitive suspected of gunning down a state trooper was killed and two U.S. Marshals were injured in a New York City gunfight Friday morning. Andre Sterling, 35, who was killed in the Bronx shootout, was sought by Massachusetts State Police after he was charged with shooting a cop in the hand during a traffic stop earlier in the month, according to Fox News . The 35-year-old and at least one other suspect engaged in a firefight with marshals around 5:30 a.m. in the Boroughs, Fox reported. BREAKING: Andre Sterling- the suspect wanted for shooting a MA State Police Trooper in the hand on Cape Cod 2 weeks ago- is dead. He was killed in a shooting incident in the #Bronx this morning. Sources tell me three U.S. Marshals were hit. All non-life threatening injuries @wbz pic.twitter.com/mDy5RnRWCs — Anna Meiler (@AnnaMeiler) December 4, 2020 The unnamed man associated with Sterling was pronounced dead at the scene and two law enforcement officers were injured, but it … [Read more...] about Man Suspected Of Shooting Officer Killed In New York City Gunfight That Left 2 Marshalls Wounded