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Denim Reads: The Relevance of Trends Is Up for Debate; How Streetwear Became Mainstream

From a conversation with Inditex CEO Pablo Isla about how to achieve sustainability in a fast fashion world, to a look back at how streetwear grew from being an underground niche product to a status symbol, here are some of Rivet’s favorite fashion reads from the past week.

The Denim Journey of Amy Leverton of Denim Dudes

From the English countryside, to the globe-trotting denim guru that she is today, Denim Dudes founder Amy Leverton has lived an interesting denim journey. In an interview with Heddels, Leverton reminiscences about buying issues of Vogue as a teenager to taking to leap to Los Angeles where she plans to grow her forecasting business. Click here to read the interview.

Supreme Appeal: How Brands Use Streetwear to Attract Gen-Z

Streetwear is part of the everyday fashion vernacular, but how did that come to be? Forbes offers a refresher course in how streetwear and the category’s leading brand, Supreme, rose up the fashion ranks through collaborations, the art of the drop and by keeping a pulse on what Gen Z wants. Click here to read the article.

Do Trends Matter Anymore?

In the game of fashion, personal style may be winning out to seasonal trends. Manrepeller founder Leandra Medine and Harling Ross, Manrepeller fashion director and brand strategist, unpack the relevancy of trends in 2019. In this conversational article, they discuss sustainability as a trend and the role the internet plays in turning trends into headlines. Click here to read the full story.

Zara Uncovered: Inside the Brand That Changed Fashion

From an in-store textile take-back program, to the company’s commitment to 100 percent sustainable fabrics by 2025, Inditex-owned Zara is often referred to as an anomaly in the fast fashion world. In an interview with BBC, Inditex CEO Pablo Isla talks Zara and the link between the brand’s profitability and efforts toward sustainability and why the future of sustainable fashion is in the hands of the consumer. Read the full interview here.