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The Doherty Shorts – Fashion from Japan

Contemporary Summer Style #ForModernHumans


Introducing The Doherty Shorts by GoodNeighbors Shirts from Tokyo, Japan  – our top pick of the week!

GoodNeighbors Shirts stands out for its contemporary, gender-neutral designs that blend style, comfort, and practicality into everyday life.

These dotted shorts are a stylish addition to your summer wardrobe. Specifically, the design focuses on the quality of the fabric, which provides a unique hand feel and enhances the overall wearing experience.

Garment values: timelessgenderlesscomfortable, easy-care.

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About the design
The Dot-printed Doherty Shorts feature two front tucks, two side pockets, one back pocket, a zippered front closure, and tiny side slits. The elasticated waistline offers extra comfort. Above-the-knee length. The fresh and breathable fabric undergoes a unique salt-shrinkage process to create an appealing uneven texture and enhance the tactile experience.

The Doherty Shorts


About the material
The material is 100% cotton that has undergone a salt-shrinkage process, making the fabric uneven and soft to the skin, ensuring maximum comfort and breathability.

About the colour
Black base with white dots: a stylish and timeless combination.

Laundry
Wash by hand. Easy care product.

Styling tips
The Doherty Dotted Shorts are a versatile addition to your summer wardrobe. For a polished workwear look, pair them with a crisp shirt and loafers. For a special occasion, style them with The Lace Tank Top by Marc Le Bihan and minimal heels. On your day off, opt for The Double Tank Top by Miaoran and flat sandals for a relaxed yet chic ensemble.

The Doherty Shorts - men's style

How to purchase our selection:


Head to our Instagram account to discover our shop (link in bio)!
Drop us an email or WhatsApp for orders or any further information. Also, you can book your private shopping experience in person or via video call.

International Shipping!
From Milano, our fashion selection #formodernhumans is available for international delivery.

Exclusive Fashion
🖤Our selection intentionally offers limited pieces to ensure uniqueness and a sustainable approach. 

Further details, size advice and prices via WhatsApp

● Please get in touch with us for size guidance before purchasing.

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Who Supports Independent Labels?

Exploring The Current Fashion Scenario


There’s a poignant question in the fashion industry: who supports independent labels? The current fashion context is volatile, unstable and tough – especially for independent designers who struggle to survive. Just like independent fashion retailers. Therefore, many are making the difficult decision to close their businesses.

The current fashion scenario: mass fashion


On the one hand, there is mass fashion, encompassing both luxury brands and fast fashion. Despite their differences in price and perceived exclusivity, they follow the same model: overproduction, overconsumption, and exploitation of natural resources, labour, and human rights.
What do mass brands do? Business as usual; now cloaked in a veneer of greenwashing. And what do people want from them? Business as usual. Greenwashing allows consumers to feel comfortable with their purchases and lifestyles. We can affirm this because, even though consumers are aware of brands’ unfair practices towards people and the planet, they continue to support them wholeheartedly.

Niche brands and independent labels


On the other hand, there are niche designers, or small independent labels who produce limited quantities, creating a leaner and respectful business. Their prices are much higher than fast fashion for obvious reasons, yet lower than luxury brands. Unfortunately, according to Financial Times Fashion, many independent labels have had to close their doors this year. Although the article focuses on the US situation, it’s no different in Europe.

What happens to them, as well as to the independent retailers who support them? People complain about their prices, showing little understanding or respect for their work. In the end, what do they do? Consumers often choose fast fashion or discounted luxury brands while preaching sustainability and human rights support.

Conclusion


So, who supports independent labels? A very tiny percentage of free thinkers. Perhaps not enough to sustain their businesses. The risk of a polarised fashion industry is very strong. Based on this brief exploration, we must ask: will information and education ever contribute to creating a more diverse fashion scenario?  Or are we doomed to an irresponsible and destructive mass fashion?

Share your thoughts with us. We’d love to hear from you!

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The Lace Top by Marc Le Bihan

The Eternal Elegance of Dentelle Lace


Introducing The Lace Top by Marc Le Bihan from Paris – our top pick of the week!

Achromatic, ethereal, yet intense. This masterpiece of artisanal couture fashion embodies timeless beauty, transcending seasons and trends. Timeless and seasonless, with the proper layering, it can be worn stylishly throughout the year.

Marc Le Bihan epitomises couture, tailoring, and exceptional design, embodying high-end artisanal quality. Indeed, his vision of nonchalant elegance is dedicated to niche fashion lovers. Specifically, free thinkers who are comfortable in their non-conformist style.

Discover The Lace Top by Marc Le Bihan


About the design
A tank top crafted from exquisite Venise lace. This lace features intricate embroidery, revealing a captivating interplay of raised and perforated sections. The design point boasts a round neckline, generous armholes, and an elegant, elongated silhouette. Ideal for layering over other garments to add a touch of timeless beauty. 

The Lace Top by Marc Le Bihan
The Lace Top by Marc Le Bihan


About the material
A refined dentelle Venice lace; 30% nylon, 70% poly. Ribbon: 100% cotton.

About the colour
White: the lightest colour that, on lace, creates a perfect blend of sophistication and grace.

Laundry
Wash by hand. Easy care product.

Styling tips
The Lace Top by Marc Le Bihan is a true classic, a stylish piece you’ll love wearing. So, wear it over The Double Tank Top and pair it with jeans or white denim trousers for a cool aperitivo outfit with friends. Also, for elegant evenings, layer it over The Silk Slip Dress and complete the look with minimal sandals. But, when the weather gets colder, wear it underneath a blazer or cardigan for cosy and stylish outfits. Indeed, it can be dressed up or down depending on the outerwear choice.

How to purchase our selection:

Head to our Instagram account to discover our shop (link in bio)!
Drop us an email or WhatsApp for orders or any further information. Also, you can book your private shopping experience in person or via video call.

International Shipping!
From Milano, our fashion selection #formodernhumans is available for international delivery.

Exclusive Fashion
🖤Our selection intentionally offers limited pieces to ensure uniqueness and a sustainable approach. 

Further details, size advice and prices via →WhatsApp

● Please get in touch with us for size guidance before purchasing.

🛍Treat yourself today! Get yours directly from the suite123 shop!

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Emerging Brands Can’t Afford the Fashion Industry

Red Carpets Free-Outfits Expose a Sick System


Emerging brands can’t afford the cost of the fashion industry. The contemporary fashion industry poses insurmountable challenges for emerging designers, especially regarding the financial burden of celebrity endorsements. This issue was thrust into the spotlight by an Instagram post from 1Granary, which resonated deeply and exposed the harsh reality of an unsustainable system.

We explored this topic in 2021, but the situation remains unchanged, highlighting the persistent struggles new designers face in an industry dominated by high costs and elite influencers.

We have reached a point where celebrities collect numerous outfits from various brands, both famous and emerging. While established brands pay celebrities to wear their clothes, emerging designers often provide garments for free, lured by the promise of gaining visibility. However, this exposure doesn’t pay the rent. More often than not, the provided outfits are never worn and are returned at the designer’s expense, highlighting a glaring lack of respect and consideration.

What’s the point of stars wearing luxury designer clothes on red carpets when it’s common knowledge they don’t pay for these outfits?

Red carpets & free outfits: Exposing a bloated and sick system


Let us express a few considerations:

  • Corporations own luxury brands and have the funds to promote a system that manipulates consumer behaviour.
  • This is marketing! Marketing has always targeted women, traditionally deemed as fragile and easy to influence or manipulate. Unfortunately, women fall into this trap.
  • Historical Context: In the 1980s, Giorgio Armani pioneered the strategy of dressing Hollywood stars to sell to the American middle class. In an era of massive overproduction and a booming economy, perhaps this strategy made sense. Following Armani’s lead, other designers began giving outfits to stars, resulting in the middle class – primarily women – purchasing these outfits.
  • Current Realities: Today, the landscape is starkly different. The middle class has been eroded, and the economic model is collapsing. Amid ecological breakdown, this marketing tactic feels increasingly obsolete and irresponsible. Most importantly, some consumers are tired of being treated as mere tools in a marketing ploy.

Conclusion: How can emerging brands afford this fashion system?


In essence, the fashion industry has flipped the script: celebrities who can easily afford expensive clothes are given outfits for free. And they are even paid to wear them. This reversal means that those who are most able to buy these clothes are not the ones contributing to the industry’s profits. While those who can least afford to bear the costs are manipulated into purchasing overpriced items. This system creates a distorted market. But also inflates retail prices, as the cost of celebrity marketing is passed on to consumers.

Clearly, emerging designers can’t afford the financial burdens imposed by the contemporary fashion industry. This entire system lacks logic and respect, leaving new talents struggling to survive.

Imagine a different approach: What if celebrities purchase their outfits? Luxury designers could donate the proceeds to charity, and emerging designers could support their creative work and pay their rent. This vision promotes a fashion industry that supports creativity and fairness, rather than perpetuating a cycle of exploitation and exclusion.

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The Drawstring Cotton Dress

Embracing Slow Fashion #ForModernHumans


Introducing The Drawstring Cotton Dress by Aurora, from Tourin – our top pick of the week!

In a world where mass-produced fashion takes centre stage, Aurora stands out by redefining the landscape with her commitment to slow fashion. Her minimalistic design concept showcases a refreshing and thoughtful approach to style. The drawstring cotton dress is a perfect example of this philosophy, blending clean, linear shapes with elegant, casual, and sporty elements.

Aurora’s designs are versatile, seamlessly fitting into your everyday wardrobe while making a statement about ethical fashion. Embrace this modern, conceptual approach and elevate your style with pieces that reflect both beauty and conscience.

Discover The Drawstring Cotton Dress by Aurora


About the design
Tailored cotton dress featuring an elegant front V-neckline and elastic waistband with drawstring for adjustable comfort. The design point is a cross-over shoulder detail with a cut-out on the lower back. Two side pockets, under-knee length. Made in Italy, this piece exemplifies quality craftsmanship and timeless style.

The drawstring cotton dress by Aurora
The Drawstring Cotton Dress by Aurora


About the material
100% cotton. The hand is compact, dry, and fresh.

About the colour
Periwinkle: also called lavender blue or light blue violet. A vibrant hue that recalls the palette of modern artists.

Laundry
Wash by hand. Easy care product.

Styling tips
The Drawstring Cotton Dress is a sophisticated addition to your wardrobe. Pair it under a lightweight blazer and low heel for your office attire. Also, opt for flat sandals for a casual yet chic look. But it even pairs well with sneakers, offering versatility for various occasions. Experiment with accessories to personalize your style and make this dress uniquely yours.

How to purchase our selection:

Head over to our Instagram account to discover our shop (link in bio)!
Drop us an email or WhatsApp for orders or any further information. Also, you can book your private shopping experience in person or via video call.

International Shipping!
From Milano, our fashion selection #formodernhumans is available for international delivery.

Exclusive Fashion
🖤 Our selection intentionally offers limited pieces to ensure uniqueness and a sustainable approach 

Further details, size advice and prices via →WhatsApp

● Please, contact us for size guidance before purchasing.

🛍 Treat yourself today! Get yours directly from the suite123 shop!

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