The Faction Collective goes on a North American voyage for the ages in “Utah to BC”

Over time, things change. This is hardly a hot take, and according to the late great Aristotle, time is nothing but the measurement of that change. Documenting skiing is exception to this idea. A Warren Miller film from 1980 is not the same thing as a production from 2020. Skiing has obviously progressed an incredible amount, but the movies and edits themselves have adapted too. The concentration, cinematography and overall artistic eye has entirely become its own game. Filmmakers and companies from across the ski world have honed in their skills and styles to create documentations far beyond the skiing in an attempt to capture the true beauty and lifestyle that goes in to being a skier. Perhaps there are few better examples of this than The Faction Collective. As a company and ski collective, Faction has earned a reputation for producing some of the highest quality flicks around.


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Turns out that’s Christina Hendricks on the ‘American Beauty’ poster

More accurately, it’s Christina Hendricks’ hand that features on the iconic ‘American Beauty’ poster but it’s still quite a morsel of pop culture and movie trivia.

Christina Hendricks revealed she had a previously unknown role in the 1999 Best Picture Oscar winner ‘American Beauty’ this week. Taking to Instagram, the actress divulged that before she was an actress she worked as a model and “sometimes a hand model”, and her biggest gig? The poster for ‘American Beauty’.

Her caption reads: “Fun fact…. wait for it…I used to be a model and sometimes a hand model…. this is my hand and another model’s stomach….proud to be a part if this film in ANY WAY!!!”

If you’re wondering why it took her so long to share this info, you’re not the only one. Former ‘Mad Men’ co-star January Jones was one of the many celebs to comment on the post,

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Must Read: Nordstrom’s Response to Calls for More Black-Owned Brands, CFDA Introduces ‘American Collections Calendar’


These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

How Nordstrom responded to the call to stock more Black-owned brands
When consumers and activist groups like Pull Up for Change and the 15 Percent Pledge called on retailers to stock more Black-owned brands, Nordstrom made it a priority, Pull Up for Change and Uoma Beauty founder Sharon Chuter tells Business of Fashion‘s Chantal Fernandez. The department store is focusing on growing its relationships with Black- and Lantinx-owned companies, viewing it as an opportunity to serve its existing customer demands, help scale growing brands and expand its reach to new consumer demographics. {Business of Fashion}

The CFDA re-names show schedule to ‘American Collections Calendar’
On Friday, CFDA Chairman Tom Ford announced the re-naming of the show schedule to the “American Collections Calendar.” “While the CFDA will continue to encourage

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‘All American’ Style Tipped To Take 2021 By Storm

2020 wasn’t a particularly great year for fashion, with The Spicy Cough affecting nearly every facet of the fashion industry: supply lines, the viability of seasonal collections, runway shows, consumer confidence… Just about the only fashion item that has really been popping off has been face masks, with many brands scrambling to produce their own PPE since the start of the pandemic.

Now, at the start of 2021, where we find ourselves with a number of viable vaccine candidates being gradually rolled out across the world and the global mood becoming more positive, fashion insiders are waiting with bated breath to see what the next breakout trend will be.

Of course, no-one has a crystal ball. But there’s a style that’s been steadily gaining momentum over the last few years that’s noticeably accelerated over the last few months – with even haute couture labels paying attention and keen to craft

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