Topless protesters crash Milan Fashion week in demo against anorexic models

Topless feminists clashed with police as they protested against the use of anorexic models outside the Versace fashion show in Milan yesterday.

The protesters, from the feminist group Femen, wore jeans and handwritten slogans such as ‘Fashion = Fascism’ and ‘Anorexia’ scrawled across their bare chests.

The three attractive women – understood to be model themselves – chanted outside the high-end fashion show while holding aloft handmade placards with the same mottos and ‘Models do not go to brothels’. The organisation states its goals as ‘to develop leadership, intellectual and moral qualities of the young women in Ukraine’ and ‘to build up the image of Ukraine, the country with great opportunities for women’.
As well as the ‘Fashion = Fascism’ slogan, the models also scrawled ‘Models do not go to brothel’ over their bodies and placards

As well as the ‘Fashion = Fascism’ slogan, the models also scrawled ‘Models do not go to brothel’ over their bodies and placards

It now appears that campaigning against anorexia has shot to the forefront of their agenda following the continued use of size zero models in fashion shows across the globe despite increasing media and social pressure to put an end to the practice.


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By SUZANNAH HILLS

 

Topless feminists clashed with police as they protested against the use of anorexic models outside the Versace fashion show in Milan yesterday.

The protesters, from the feminist group Femen, wore jeans and handwritten slogans such as ‘Fashion = Fascism’ and ‘Anorexia’ scrawled across their bare chests.

The three attractive women – understood to be model themselves – chanted outside the high-end fashion show while holding aloft handmade placards with the same mottos and ‘Models do not go to brothels’.

Models remonstrance against anorexia Fashion Show
Models remonstrance against anorexia Fashion Show

Baring all: Topless models protest with slogans written across their bodies against anorexia on the catwalk outside Versace’s Fall-winter 2012-2013 fashion show during the Milan Womenswear Fashion Week

Anger: The feminists demonstrate outside the Versace show against the pressure on young models to be skinny size zerosAnger: The feminists demonstrate outside the Versace show against the pressure on young models to be skinny size zeros

But Italian police forcibly blocked the protesters when they approached the entrance to the Versace Fall-winter 2012-2013 show during the Milan Womenswear Fashion Week.

Donatella Versace’s own daughter and heir to the fashion throne, Allegra, has been battling anorexia for years.

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How The Fashion Industry Is Embracing Social Media

This is the first post by Rebecca Schatz our newest employee here at Simply Zesty in which she combines her two loves…Fashion and social media…

Although the fashion industry has arrived relatively recently onto the social media scene, it’s making an impact now that it’s finally here. Certain high-end luxury brands are still choosing billboards over blogs (perhaps for fear of their brand losing its perceived ‘exclusivity’ in the social media switchover), however, the fashion industry is generally taking to it like a Chanel-clad duck to water. Let’s have a look at how the trendsetters and trailblazers have started to set the world of social media alight.
Social Networking Success

One brand successfully flying the Facebook flag is Urban Outfitters. When it comes to successful community sites, original content is king. Urban Outfitters’ US strategy recognizes that community site visitors are looking for something more than mere advertising shill. Despite the fact that, with 320,000 likes, the brand is lagging behind some of its rivals (H&M has over 3 million likes), Urban Outfitter’s Facebook page is streets ahead when it comes to social media strategy: every week, the page features an exclusive clip of the new comedy series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. Visitors are also enticed with fan discounts, original photographic content, tips on garment care and Facebook-only competitions. In August, the company introduced a novel way to engage visitors by organizing items on the main website according to the number of ‘likes’ they receive on Facebook. Not only does this encourage Facebook fans to interact with the profile and drive traffic to the main website, it also prompts non-Facebook fans visiting the site to ‘like’ the company’s Facebook page.


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This is the first post by Rebecca Schatz our newest employee here at Simply Zesty in which she combines her two loves…Fashion and social media…

Although the fashion industry has arrived relatively recently onto the social media scene, it’s making an impact now that it’s finally here. Certain high-end luxury brands are still choosing billboards over blogs (perhaps for fear of their brand losing its perceived ‘exclusivity’ in the social media switchover), however, the fashion industry is generally taking to it like a Chanel-clad duck to water. Let’s have a look at how the trendsetters and trailblazers have started to set the world of social media alight.

Social Networking Success

One brand successfully flying the Facebook flag is Urban Outfitters. When it comes to successful community sites, original content is king. Urban Outfitters’ US strategy recognizes that community site visitors are looking for something more than mere advertising shill. Despite the fact that, with 320,000 likes, the brand is lagging behind some of its rivals (H&M has over 3 million likes), Urban Outfitter’s Facebook page is streets ahead when it comes to social media strategy: every week, the page features an exclusive clip of the new comedy series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. Visitors are also enticed with fan discounts, original photographic content, tips on garment care and Facebook-only competitions. In August, the company introduced a novel way to engage visitors by organizing items on the main website according to the number of ‘likes’ they receive on Facebook. Not only does this encourage Facebook fans to interact with the profile and drive traffic to the main website, it also prompts non-Facebook fans visiting the site to ‘like’ the company’s Facebook page. Leer más “How The Fashion Industry Is Embracing Social Media”