Attention, Russian readers: If you're stashing black nail polish, thick eyeliner, purple lipstick, or some spike bracelets, you may be in trouble with the principal, as Russian public schools have started banning "emo and goth" dress from their halls, insisting the outfits encourage suicides. Besides being ridiculous, the rule is also a bit weird given Russia's current socio-economic situation: Right now, Russians are some of the catwalks' biggest and most enthusiastic patrons. And everyone from YSL to Gaultier and Marc Jacobs have incorporated both goth and emo influences into their work - even Burberry spun their Medieval hardware in the way of My Chemical Romance fans with giant pyramid spikes and blades on their recent round of handbags. And don't even get us started with McQueen... Yesterday, a protest was held in Siberia to stop the madness. Somehow, when a cause has to protest in Siberia, we're not sure it's getting tons of attention.
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Exclusive: Dov Charney Offered American Apparel's Factory to Ralph Lauren to Help Produce 'Made in the USA' Uniforms for the Olympics
Looks like American Apparel may be designing the uniforms for some proud red, white, and blue-wearing Olympians...who aren't American. In a conversation about clothing manufacturing and national pride that has come to a head today because of the Ralph Lauren "Made in China" US Olympic uniform controversy, Dov Charney has now thrown his voice into the melee. The New York Post is reporting that American Apparel is apparently in talks to design Russia's Olympic uniforms. Russia and AA have reportedly been talking since 2011 about the US-based retailer manufacturing Russia's 2014 winter Olympics uniforms. And why is this happening, you ask? Charney told the paper, “[Russian Olympic team representatives] said they didn’t want anything that was made in China.” Charney told the Post that the line for Russia would include both uniforms and merchandise. We reached out to American Apparel for more information, and a rep confirmed that they were still in talks at this time. But it turns out that Charney wants to help with America's uniforms, too.
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