Fashion Nova blocked negative customer reviews, FTC says

Fashion Nova will pay $4.2 million to settle allegations that the online retailer blocked negative customer reviews from being posted on its website, the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday in announcing the first-of-its kind case for the agency.

The California retailer, which mostly sells its “fast-fashion” products online, suppressed reviews with ratings lower than four stars out of five, the FTC alleged in its complaint

Fashion Nova used a third-party firm to automatically post four- and five-star reviews, but held more critical consumer takes for the company’s approval, according to the agency. From late 2015 until November 2019, Fashion Nova did not approve or post the more negative reviews, which numbered in the hundreds of thousands, the FTC alleged.

Fashion Nova dismissed the FTC’s allegations as “inaccurate and deceptive,” saying it addressed the review issues when it became aware of them in 2019. 

“All previously unpublished reviews have now

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Kenzo appoints Nigo in history-making moment

PARIS (AP) — It was a fashion history-making moment in Paris for Kenzo on Sunday as it unveiled the debut for its first Japanese designer since house founder Kenzo Takada. 

Nigo, 51, thus becomes only the second Asian designer at the head of a European high fashion label, alongside Bally’s Filipino-American Rhuigi Villaseñor. His appointment represents a milestone as the luxury industry wrestles more broadly with questions over racism and diversity.

The show venue of Galerie Vivienne underlined the historic importance of the debut collection, teasing out parallels between the Nigo and Takada. Both are Japanese, both studied at the same Tokyo fashion college decades apart, both have an East-meets-West artistic vision and are considered fashion code breakers.

The arcade is the very location where Takada held his inaugural fashion show in 1970. 

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Men’s Fashion Trends 2022: 5 Men’s Fashion Week Looks Anyone Can Try

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Let me set the scene: You’re in Zara, you need to find a killer outfit and you have limited time to shop. You walk in feeling hopeful, but then things take an unfortunate turn. The lighting in the dressing room is bad, your options get progressively worse as you try them on and let’s be honest, you’re stress-sweating all over them anyway. This is a very common shopping scenario for me and I used to often leave feeling defeated—until I discovered the ultimate styling trick. Inspiration is usually just an escalator ride away up to the men’s section, where trends look fresh and the blazers are perfectly oversized. With my newfound love for shopping menswear in mind, I’ve taken the liberty of rounding up

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9 Bridal Fashion Trends We Learned From the Royals

To say the royal family has an effect on bridal fashion trends would be a vast understatement. The wide-reaching, global impact of what monarchs and similar royal figures choose to adorn themselves with on their wedding day has long been cause for conversation. With a backdrop as iconic as Westminster Abbey and a tradition as historic as the royal wedding, it’s unsurprising that something as seemingly simple as picking a dress with sleeves or wearing a colorful engagement ring can impart such long-lasting changes on the industry.

“For a generation raised on Disney princesses, royal weddings are a fairytale come to life— there’s even a horse-drawn carriage!” Elizabeth Holmes, author of HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style says. “They are major global events, so the choices of the brides are bound to have an outsize impact on bridal trends.” Furthermore, Holmes suggests that their influence is also due to

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