American Apparel

Bad Sex Doesn't Sell Porn -- Or Fashion (NSFW)

Erika Lust | Posted 07.21.2014 | Canada
Erika Lust

Abercrombie & Fitch has been peddling billboards of apparently-naked men for decades and it seemed to work okay. American Apparel shocked and titillated with its early campaigns: using sex appeal to sell such sundry basics as t-shirts and socks. My theory? BAD sex doesn't sell. And this is one similarity between the porn and fashion industries.

American Apparel Bikini Gets Woman Kicked Out Of Public Pool

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Style

American Apparel is embroiled in yet another controversy -- but this time it's not for its finances, ad campaigns or Dov Charney. Instead, it's for on...

American Apparel Apologizes For Using Challenger Disaster Pic

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Style

American Apparel is just not having a good month. After firing longtime CEO and AA founder Dov Charney, the struggling retailer is once again in th...

Even With Dov Charney Gone, I Won't Buy American Apparel

Toula Drimonis | Posted 06.20.2014 | Canada Business
Toula Drimonis

American Apparel founder and CEO Dov Charney, was ousted from his very own company spread like wildfire this morning. And it was predictably greeted with major glee among most of my feminist friends, who've had enough with this guy's gag-inducing sexist marketing campaigns, as well as his own personal conduct with employees. I still have no intention of ever purchasing anything from them in the future. Ousting Dov Charney may have been the right decision to make, American Apparel executive board members, but that's not why you finally got rid of him.

Advertising 'Real Women' Is a Step in the Right Direction

N/A Inc. | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada Living
N/A Inc.

The new ad campaign for Aerie, a lounge wear and lingerie brand owned by American Eagle Outfitters and targeted to young women, has pledged not to use retouching tools such as Photoshop in the company's advertising. Its ads show beautiful women with a few extra pounds and rounder stomachs, smaller or bigger breasts, laugh lines and visible tattoos.

How I Became Hipster Kryptonite

Josh Bowman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada
Josh Bowman

I hope I can ride this one out. I like my plain t-shirts, and I'm getting to old to try to find a new thing. I guess I will be "normcore". A fashion rebel. An iconoclast, thumbing my nose at those consumerist sheep. I will wear my khaki pants as a badge of honour, my t-shirts as a flag of allegiance to the state of bland.

The Essentials: 6 Must-haves for a Non-toxic, Easy, Breezy Summer

Ana Wang | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada
Ana Wang

The sun is shining, spirits are high, and the nights are young. Summer is all about easy, breezy classics, keeping the layers light, and sticking to the essentials. Here are my top clean and green fashion picks for the midsummer lull -- you can look fantastic while remaining comfortably guilt-free.

A Compendium Of The Week That Was In Style News

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Yardley | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Style

In the wonderful world of fashion, everyone — and everything — is connected. We’re taking a look at who and what made waves in the past seven da...

Made In The USA: Style Icons And Favourites

The Huffington Post Canada | Maya Hamovitch | Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada Style

While the debate rages on over the existence of the elusive Canadian style -- Do we really have one? Is it truly ours? Are we doomed to be repped by C...