Queen Helena Shades Willow’s Engagement Story and Fashion Sense on The Royals: “It’s Cheap”

Queen Helena, Willow Leave it to Queen Helena (Elizabeth Hurley) to shake things up.
In this clip from Sunday’s The Royals, the queen helps prepare a new engagement story for Willow (Genevieve Gaunt) to…

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Fashion Entrepreneur Matthew Mellon Dies at 53

LONDON – Matthew Mellon, the heir to banking and oil fortunes, has died aged 53 at a drug rehabilitation center in Mexico. He reportedly battled an addiction to Oxycontin.
An entrepreneur, a private equity investor and Harrys of London founder, Mellon has been linked to a number of fashion designers such as Tamara Mellon, his first wife, who co-founded Jimmy Choo. Noelle Reno, his former fiancée, aided Mellon with the launch of cashmere label Degrees of Freedom. Mellon married Nicole Hanley and together they started a line called Hanley-Mellon. They divorced in 2015.
Adam Drawas, a consultant who helped produce the collection at the time, said: “Matthew has a 100 percent input on the design. He knows color and he has a great eye. Matthew’s background is luxury.”
Born in New York, Mellon was raised in Florida and Maine. He is survived by Tamara Mellon and their daughter, Araminta, and Hanley, his second wife, and their two children Force and Olympia.

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Saudi Arabia Just Had Its First Fashion Week

Female-only audiences, no social media — but as one observer said, “Women here have been waiting for years for a time to shine.”
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New Garments Going on Display at ‘Diana: Her Fashion Story’ Exhibition

FASHION HISTORY: Historic Royal Palaces, the charity that manages Kensington Palace, has been working toward adding new, never-before-seen garments for the reopening of the popular “Diana:Her Fashion Story” exhibition, later this month.
The exhibition charts the sartorial history of Princess Diana and highlights important moments in her life through her clothing.
Some of the outfits going on display include the Armani chinos and white shirt she wore to visit the landmine fields in Angola with the International Red Cross in 1997 and a violet body-hugging gown created by Gianni Versace, a dear friend of Diana’s, for a fund-raising dinner at the Museum of Natural History in Chicago.
The pink David Sassoon dress Princess Diana wore en route to her honeymoon with Prince Charles will also be exhibited, alongside pieces by Catherine Walker, Caroline Charles and Victor Edelstein, a leading London couturier in the Eighties.
Princess Diana was also known for championing local designer names during State visits, as illustrated by a cobalt blue pleated gown by the London-based Japanese-born designer, Yuki, worn to a State Dinner with Emperor Hirohito in Tokyo.
The exhibition will reopen on April 26 at Kensington Palace and it’s predicted to attract large crowds as interest on the British Royals is peaking, with

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Hollister Has New Bitmoji Fashion Line

Hollister has teamed with Snapchat and Bitmoji so it can become topmost — and more embedded — in their customers’ minds.
Beginning later today, the company will introduce Hollister outfits to Bitmoji app users globally on iOS and Android devices. Users will be able to dress their “mini-me’s” in digital apparel inspired by the brand’s spring collection. Users will be able to choose from over 12 new outfits that include hoodies, Ts, bottoms and shoes. The line is currently in all Hollister stores.
Michael Scheiner, vice president of marketing, said, “At Hollister, we aim to create emotional and engaging brand experiences where we know our customers are spending their time. For us, it is about discovery and we are interested in building a relationship with our customer; it’s not just about a transaction.”
Bitmoji allows for great personality in digital conversations, and the new partnership allows community members to more accurately reflect their styling preferences.
Users need to download the latest version of Bitmoji in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. A tap on the shirt icon in the upper right-hand corner will provide outfit options.
Hollister has partnered with Snapchat before. Back in 2016, it became the first global retailer to launch

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Elie Tahari Honored by Harvard College’s Student-Run Fashion Show

TAHARI GETS AWARD: Elie Tahari was presented with the Leader of the Arts Award from Identities, Harvard College’s student-run fashion show on Sunday night. The award is given to notable artists who have made a significant impact on the fashion community, whether through championing diversity or pioneering innovative fashion. Previous recipients have been Vera Wang, Anna Sui and Jen Kao.
Tahari was given the award at the start of the fashion show, which promotes student creativity and cultural diversity. Every year, Identities features all student models with pieces from both established and emerging designers from a wide array of backgrounds to give a comprehensive view into the world of fashion.
Models of all backgrounds, body types, sexual orientations, religious affiliations and gender identities are selected. This year marked Identities’ 12th annual production. Among the brands featured in the fashion show were Alexander Wang, Hervé Leger, Cecilio Castrillo Martinez, Diamond Walker, Theory, Cynthia Rowley, Steven Alan, Dalia MacPhee, Carla Fernandez, Reformation, Alexis Walsh, Mascottes, Graciela Rivas and Ministry of Supply.
In accepting his award, the Israeli-born Tahari shared with Harvard students, staff, designers and the greater Boston community a few words about his personal journey in the fashion industry.
 

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Is Saudi Arabia Ready for Runway Fashion Shows?

Winds of change may be blowing through the desert kingdom, but a sudden postponement of its first fashion week suggests bumps in the road.
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A Look Back: Givenchy on the Changing World of Fashion

It’s easy for one to get stuck thinking about the past, even obsessing over it, but that wasn’t a trap Hubert de Givenchy ever fell into.
Although the legendary designer, who died March 10 at the age of 91, achieved wide success soon after launching his own couture boutique in the early Fifties — aided in part by his high-profile and lasting friendship with Audrey Hepburn who famously wore exclusive Givenchy designs in some of her most beloved movie roles — Givenchy refused to pine for that time.
“I am of tradition, but that doesn’t mean I have an old outlook on life,” he told WWD in 1978, when fashion had veered very far from the structured chic that had once been his calling card.
While the friendship between Hepburn and Givenchy was a much more genuine precursor to the actor-brand-sales matrix we see in fashion today — now an industry all its own — he also dressed society doyennes like Jackie O and Bunny Mellon and never ignored his stable of non-famous devotees.
It’s likely that none of those women were caught limping around Paris in early 1968 after stepping on a needle while trying on brand new Givenchy designs in the house

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Sabrina Carpenter — Fashion Collaborator

Sabrina Carpenter has embarked on a new gig as fashion collaborator. The American singer, songwriter and actress was in New York on Thursday at Aéropostale’s store at the Manhattan Mall to preview her new fashion collaboration with the teen retailer. She is the retailer’s brand ambassador, and was the face of Aéropostale’s holiday campaign.
According to Aéropostale, the capsule line as 25 stockkeeping units, and will be available in stores beginning on April 8.
Carpenter told WWD that as the youngest of four girls, she wore a lot of “hand-me-downs.” When she finally could buy things that fit, Carpenter said she looked to brands such as Aéropostale. As for her decision to team with the teen retailer, Carpenter said, “The price point is reachable for my fans. They want a piece of me, and I loved that these [pieces] are affordable.”
As for the collaborative process, Carpenter said, “I saw sketches and swatches. They had decision makers who gave me their choices, but they were totally open to me saying, ‘Can you make a polo like this?’” She explained that she would give some ideas on how to adjust or tweak the design she was shown. Carpenter also said that she has been

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Vanessa Schindler On Slow Fashion and Her Petit Bateau Capsule

MATERIAL GIRL: “It’s really, really slow fashion,” said Vanessa Schindler who will present a capsule of evening-based looks hand-crafted in her studio in Geneva at the upcoming edition of the Hyères International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories, as last year’s winner of the Grand Prize and Public and City of Hyères awards for the fashion section.
Schindler impressed a jury headed by Schiaparelli’s Bertrand Guyon with her otherworldly collection — “Urethane Pool, Chapitre 2” — based on cinematic silhouettes combining synthetic, interiors-inspired materials with urethane, a chemical resin that joins fabrics together when it dries.
This time around, she’s pushed the concept further, experimenting with new ways to build garments using the translucent, rubbery material. “The pieces are pretty much drawn with urethane,” said the designer, describing a voluminous pink wavy dress made by stretching a fabric and covering it with urethane to fix it. It also features embroidery by Maison Lesage.
The designer has also collaborated with knitwear specialist Cécile Feilchenfeldt on three pieces “drawn” with the material. “We basically filled urethane shapes with knits,” said Schindler.
The designer, who is “fascinated by the Fifties and Sixties, and interior design,” plans to work to her own schedule and focus on small editions. Urethane

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Anna Sui, Fern Mallis to Be Featured Guests at Nashville Fashion Week

SUI AND MALLIS TAKE NASHVILLE: Anna Sui and Fern Mallis will be the featured guests at Nashville Fashion Week, a city-wide celebration of Nashville’s fashion and retail community.
“NFW Fashion Talks with Fern Mallis and Anna Sui” will take place April 6 at 3 p.m. at Union Station Hotel. Sponsored by Union Station Hotel and UAL, the event will include a VIP reception, where guests will receive a signed copy of Mallis’ book, “Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis.” Sui and Mallis will take the stage at 4 p.m. to share insights and personal stories. Middle Tennessee State University’s School of Textiles, Merchandising and Design will live-stream the conversation during the event. This is Mallis’ third Nashville Fashion Week.
The Nashville Fashion Week finale runway show will showcase Sui’s spring collection on April 7 at OZ Arts Nashville.
Sui has over 50 boutiques in eight countries and sells her collection in 300 stores in over 30 countries. She has also launched cosmetics, fragrance, shoes and accessories licenses.
“I’ve been wanting to visit Nashville for quite some time. It’s the legendary home of country western music, the Grand Ole Opry, Hot Chicken and Manuel: tailor to the stars. In recent years, I’ve been hearing

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Meghan Markle’s White Coat Is Officially a Celebrity Fashion Trend

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In honor of her engagement, the bride-to-be appeared at Kensington Palace arm-in-arm with Prince Harry to pose for their official…

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A Complete Guide to Fall’s Best Women’s Fashion Trends

As the fall 2018 fashion show season in New York, London, Milan and Paris comes to a close, we highlight the looks and moments that will influence the fashion landscape for the rest of the year.
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Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2018 to Honor Staff Sgt. Catherine Schmid

Jeffrey Fashion Cares, the annual benefit thrown by Jeffrey Kalinsky set for April 11, will be hosted by Judith Light and honor Staff Sgt. Catherine Schmid.
The event, which features both a silent and live auction, followed by a runway show of men’s fashion, raises money and awareness for HIV/AIDS and supports various LGBT charities. As in the past, this year’s function will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Hetrick-Martin Institute and Lambda Legal. It will once again take place at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.
The evening’s honoree will be Schmid, a 12-year U.S. Army veteran and a key plaintiff in the lawsuit challenging the ban of transgender individuals serving in the military. Schmid was one of five members of the armed services and three hoping to enlist who filed a suit, brought by Lambda Legal, against the Trump administration’s ban on military service by transgender people in August.
Light is a Tony and Emmy winner who most recently appeared on “Transparent” and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: An American Crime Story.”
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Jarel Zhang Brings Chinese Millennial Fashion to Paris

BRAVE ELEMENTS: Jarel Zhang chose a theme of exploration for his first presentation in Paris, showing a captivating lineup of hulking, sculptured puffer coats in a strange, futuristic setting. For the unknown territory, the Chinese Millennial designer equipped his models with long neon lights and provided a clear plastic tent for them to take refuge in. Two of them did, sitting down in the fake snow while a crowd of onlookers eyed the clothing from a distance.
Jarel grew up in the suburbs of Shanghai and his father was an architect, he relayed with the help of an interpreter. The stiff, shiny coats were made with a mirror-effect leather, a feminine copper cape in one instance; while a long, silver coat felt stern with angular shoulders. Jarel designed the print featured on a long coat covered in ruffles in front, and paired with a long hat, in the shape of a sleeve that jutted out behind and hung past the shoulders. It was blue with strokes of orange, yellow, black and white. Another coat was built upside down, with sleeves dangling down from the bottom. Footwear was either practical or sexy, and included black sneakers, shiny stiletto boots, or a hybrid

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Millennials to Fashion Brands: Sex Doesn’t Sell

Cosmetics and clothing companies are responding to pressure from millennials with ads that neither objectify women nor depict unrealistic physical beauty. Alexander Wang’s new campaign dispenses with models altogether.
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Fashion Review: Can You Wear Dior to the Demonstration?

Maison Margiela and Saint Laurent try to define a new look for a new world, and Lanvin falls flat.
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British High Street Retailers Named in ‘Dirty Fashion’ Report

DIRTY FASHION: British High Street retailers Next, Asda and Tesco are among the companies that continue to source their viscose from dirty and dangerous factories, according to Changing Markets Foundation, a group that exposes irresponsible corporate practices.
Last June, the foundation issued a report called “Dirty Fashion revisited: Spotlight on a polluting viscose giant,” following an investigation into two factories owned by the Mumbai-based Aditya Birla Group.
The latest statement from Changing Markets, set to be issued late Tuesday, said air and water pollution from the factories is among the causes of ongoing health and environmental issues, and that Next, Asda and Tesco continue to work with them despite the claim.
“Our investigation suggests that Aditya Birla Group is failing to live up to its sustainability claims,” said Natasha Hurley, campaign manager at Changing Markets Foundation. “Brands buying from the company should understand what is really happening on the ground, where local residents’ and workers’ lives are blighted by pollution on a daily basis.”
Located in India and Indonesia, the factories produce 20 percent of the world’s viscose fabric. Viscose is made from plants and is biodegradable, but creating the fabric involves the use of hazardous chemicals, which can be harmful if not monitored

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13 Reasons Why We’re Missing Kendall Jenner at Fashion Month

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Fashion Review: Tommy Hilfiger Runs Out of Gas

The designer brought his final see-now/buy-now Gigi Hadid collaboration to Milan for a Formula One-themed extravaganza.
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CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Lists Designers for the Americans in Paris Event

COMING TO TOWN: The Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue have listed the nine designers who will be showing at the Americans in Paris event to be held from March 3 to 5.
They include: Ahlem Manai-Platt of Ahlem, Becca McCharen-Tran of Chromat, Victor Glemaud of Victor Glemaud, Jordan Askill of Jordan Askill, Matthew Harris of  Mateo New York, Eli Azran of RtA, Sandy Liang of Sandy Liang, Telfar Clemens of Telfar, and Patric DiCaprio, Bryn Taubensee, David Moses and Claire Sully of Vaquera.
Bella Hadid, Renzo Rosso and Nicole Phelps will host the event’s opening cocktail party.
“Cultivating the next generation of American fashion designers and providing them with global opportunities is part of CFDA’s overall mission,” said Steven Kolb, president and chief executive officer of the CFDA, in a statement.
“Diesel has a proud history of supporting young talent,” said Rosso, founder of Diesel, a backer of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, and president of the Italian fashion group OTB, which includes Maison Margiela, Marni and Viktor & Rolf.
Tomorrow London Holdings Ltd. is also supporting the event, managing sales appointments for the designers.
Underwriters of the fund include Caleres, Instagram, Lane Bryant, Lifewtr, MAC Cosmetics, Saks Fifth Avenue and Vogue.
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Fashion Review: Playing It Safe Amid the Protests

Armani, Cavalli and Ferragamo sent out classic styles but Versace took a chance by pairing styles with matching scarves.
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Meghan Markle Modeled Chic Looks in 2012 Fashion Photo Shoot

Meghan MarkleAs Meghan Markle counts down the days until she becomes Prince Harry’s wife, glimpses of her old Hollywood life continue to surface.
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Surfacing: At the ‘Hairdresser’s Fashion Week,’ Celebrating Black Beauty

Meet the people who gather for the extravaganza known as the Bronner Bros. show in Atlanta.
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‘Dad Style’ Is Now in Fashion. Yes, Even the Jeans

Once ridiculed, ‘dad style’ was all over the runways for spring, but before you dust off those saggy khakis with a triumphant ‘I told you so,’ consider our guide to this tricky trend.
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Nicolas Sarkozy, Fashion Crowd Cheer On Carla Bruni at Her L.A. Concert

Los Angeles’ European contingent — led by former French president Nicolas Sarkozy — was out in full force Wednesday night for Carla Bruni’s concert at The Orpheum Theatre downtown in support of her new album, “French Touch.”
“It’s so chilly in Los Angeles today, but you are so warm,” Bruni purred as she sauntered around the stage in all black leather jeans, T-shirt, blazer and ankle boots. (She changed into what looked like a Balmain band jacket after a brief intermission.) The crowd was full of seasoned continental types also donning leather pants and all manner of black clothing, along with recognizable faces such as Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and his swimsuit designer wife Susan Holmes, actress Lucila Solá, Nathalie Marciano, and two other model contemporaries of Bruni’s, Elaine Irwin and Patricia Velásquez.
Sarkozy emerged from the wings and slid into a seat in the orchestra next to Foster as the lights were dimming, but he didn’t remain unnoticed because his wife referenced “my man” several times and sang a song she wrote for him, with the chorus “triste garçon,” or “sad boy.”
Bruni’s fourth album, produced by David Foster, features a range of English language standards, pop and rock songs

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Fashion Review: At Gucci, Dressing for the Post-Human World

From Alessandro Michele’s cyborgs to Moschino’s aliens on earth and Alberta Ferretti’s female-centric universe, the future is riddling the runways.
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Fashion for Conservation Debuts Campaign to Protect Amazon Rainforest

Fashion for Conservation presented two collections during London Fashion Week that were inspired by the Amazonian rain forest to raise awareness about the damaged ecosystem. Each collection featured zero waste and included materials from end of bolt textiles from interior design companies and upcycled pieces from donated clothes.
Kent-based designer Kalikas Armour opened the Rainforest Runway show with a collection inspired by the indigenous tribes who are living, and subsequently suffering, within the rain forest as the ecosystem declines. He sourced ethically made fabrics from around Europe and produced the one-off pieces in his studio. The black and gold collection was focused on eveningwear including shimmery gowns in varying lengths, sweeping opera coats and sequined suits with gold floral motifs.
Houston-based designer René Garza for the Magpies & Peacocks nonprofit design house utilized off-cuts and end of bolt textiles and discarded clothes and tablecloths and gave them a new life as beautifully draped dresses — some were long and fluid while others were nipped at the waist or featured plissé detailing. The show closed with a billowing yellow gown that started life as a tablecloth.
Celebratory cocktails followed the show, where Fashion for Conservation raised funds for Hoja Nueva, a non-profit organization that

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Judy Blame, Stylist, Jewelry Designer, Fashion Maverick Dead at 58

LONDON — The stylist, jeweler and underground club king Judy Blame has died at 58.
Known as a man of many trades, Blame ran underground clubs in London and later segued into styling where he worked with a range of talents including Boy George, Neneh Cherry, John Galliano and Kim Jones at Louis Vuitton.
He was also known for his outlandish jewelry designs made from artifacts that he dredged up from the mud of the Thames. He was a punk to his core.
Nick Knight described Blame as “always totally unique, always a champion of the underdog, always fiercely anti-fascist and anti-establishment, always inspiring, always so immensely talented and always one hundred percent brilliant. Judy, the world will be a much darker place without you, but your life’s work will continue to shine and to show this world that creativity and art are the highest forms of human achievement,” Knight added.
Blame started his career working alongside John Moore from The House of Beauty and Culture and the late photographer Rei Petri.
His work was celebrated by London’s ICA in 2016, with the space presenting his first solo exhibition, a retrospective called Judy Blame: Never Again that featured Blame’s jewelry and mixed media art.
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Fashion Review: London Fashion Week Goes Over the Rainbow

Christopher Bailey exits Burberry, J.W. Anderson mixes genders and Simone Rocha ties it all up.
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BAFTA Film Awards 2018: See All the Red Carpet Fashion

Leslie Bibb and Sam Rockwell, BAFTAs, 2018Before the Oscars, there is Britain’s equivalent: the BAFTAs.
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Arab Fashion Council Plots Arab Fashion Week Riyadh, Partners With British Fashion Council

LONDON — The Arab Fashion Council is starting to lay the foundations for the development of a sustainable infrastructure across the Arab world, with a strategic partnership with the British Fashion Council and the debut of the first Arab Fashion Week in Riyadh.
The nonprofit organization, which represents 22 countries across the Arab world and has recently set up a regional office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is aiming to use the event as a platform to support local talent, as well as international names looking to enter the Arab market.
“The history and trajectory of the BFC goes hand in hand with what we are trying to achieve: nurturing young talent and adopting an international vision,” said Princess Noura Bint Faisal Al Saud, the organization’s honorary president.
In turn, the AFC will work toward providing opportunities for London-based designers to tap into the Arab market.
Jacob Abrian, the founder and chief executive officer of the AFC, pointed to the fact that their efforts are aligned with the government’s broader vision to diversify the economy of Saudi Arabia and create opportunities for its increasingly young generation — 70 percent of the population being under 30. “Most Arab countries are looking to diversify; Abu Dhabi, for example, announced that

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Central Saint Martins’ MA Students Present Graduate Collections at London Fashion Week

Student graduate shows can be hit or miss but the 19 MA students from Central Saint Martins presented an exciting mix that ran the sartorial gamut from extreme silhouettes and innovative textiles to sleek tailoring in more traditional fabrications.
Among the highlights: Liam Johnson, whose sculptural silhouettes opened the show; Elise Perrotta’s all cream collection featuring wardrobe staples in textural knits, and women’s wear designer Edwin Mohney, who closed the show with a provocative collection that included conceptual pieces made using inflatables wrapped in packing tape.
As in past seasons, craftsmanship in the men’s wear stood out. Particularly noteworthy was Olaf Tavares Vieira, whose draped men’s wear collection was awarded the L’Oreal Professional Creative Award. Inspired by utilitarianism and the stomach as the center of the body, his lineup included fluid ankle-grazing coats, along with sweaters with cutouts in the back and slouchy trousers enveloping the torso that had a monkish appeal.
“I like clothes that are close on the neck and belly and on the ankle,” Vieira explained. “It gives me a kind of strength, even if the clothes are soft.”
He shared the prize with women’s wear designer Rebecca Jeffs, whose tactile collection was a clever play on famous sayings such as

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Adidas Panel Talks Basketball Culture in Fashion

Refinement of just what defines streetwear is now emerging with the segment’s continued rise, and a panel of designers drawing inspiration from the court sought to tackle basketball’s influence on fashion as much of Los Angeles gears up for Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.
Adidas, while plenty of its crew prepped for its 747 Warehouse event, on Thursday evening took over sneaker store Nice Kicks and an adjacent parking lot in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the launch of its Boost You Wear shoe collaboration with local label Bristol Studio.
A panel featuring Bristol cofounder and creative director Luke Tadashi, Eric Emanuel of his own namesake label and Adidas’ Brooklyn Creator Farm vice president and creative director Denis Dekovic led a thoughtful conversation on basketball’s reemerging influence on fashion.
“I think basketball for a little while got a little bit cold and there was no excitement,” Tadashi said. “We’re at a time right now where it’s almost a renaissance, where players are able to express themselves, especially walking through the tunnel [before a game] so they can show you how they look off the court. It’s exciting to see.”
Emanuel recalled watching Allen Iverson, noting the athlete as a style icon.
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Fashion Illustrator Jeanette Getrost Plans Phone Cases, Packaging, Talk at Camp David

BETWEEN THE LINES: In New York for a Q&A at Spring Place and a happy hour at Camp David in Brooklyn on Thursday, Los Angeles-based fashion illustrator Jeanette Getrost discussed how the medium is coming back to life.
About 20 will be at the NYFW event at Spring and the crowd will be considerably livelier at Camp David, the co-working space for creatives started by Milk Studios’ Mazdack Rassi and Erez Shternlich. Getrost chalked up the renewed interest in fashion illustration to social media giving artists a platform to get their work out. In addition, “People get a little tired of new media and have this yearning for the past and they want things to be handmade. You can see the same Instagram posts on a daily basis but with artists they are creating something new that you’ve never seen before.”
A few years ago she worked for “Project Runway” one season, sketching the winning looks from each episode for a social media campaign. Next week she will be live sketching at a Ferragamo event in Los Angeles. Getrost, whose work can be found on Absolut Art, also has a line of phone cases coming out with Fifth & Ninth, and she recently

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British Fashion Council Forges Closer Ties With China

LONDON — The British Fashion Council has been strengthening its ties with Hong Kong and China, including a new partnership with VIP.com, one of China’s top e-commerce platforms, and one with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
As part of the tie-in, VIP.com will become an official London Fashion Week sponsor and work with London-based brands throughout the year to help them enter the Chinese market.
The company also plans to host fashion shows that will be live-streamed in China and a variety of exhibitions, which will enable its customers to engage with these new labels.
Jenny Jioe, managing director of fashion at VIP.com, said that this partnership makes sense for the company given Chinese consumers’ increasing appetite for new brands.
“The fashion market in China is extraordinarily sophisticated and fast-paced, and hungry for new design talent,” said Jioe. “Our consumer is aware of London’s creative pedigree, and ready for both news and product. I know from firsthand experience that the brands in London, with all their energy and unbridled creativity, are precisely what we are looking for.”
Caroline Rush, chief executive at the BFC, added that the partnership will help emerging labels gain visibility in the market, despite their lack of advertising power.
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Fashion Review: Calvin Klein’s Electrifying Popcorn Fashion Apocalypse

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The Three Designers to Watch at New York Fashion Week: Men’s

Name: Willy Chavarria
Background: Chavarria, a Mexican-American, grew up in Huron, Calif., a small town near Fresno, and held design stints at Ralph Lauren and American Eagle Outfitters before starting Palmer Trading Co., his Made in the U.S. men’s wear line that leaned heavily toward workwear and was snapped up by Japanese retailers. Now he’s exclusively focused on his namesake assortment of men’s wear.
Inspiration this season: “Faith in humanity during dark times.”
Mentor or idol: “I love the work of film director Romain Gavras. I find a connection with it in my work.”
Goal: “I’d like to help us see ourselves in a new light.”
What’s your favorite secret spot in New York?: The lobby bar at Jolly Madison Towers Hotel on 38th and Madison Avenue.
 
Name: Emily Adams Bode
Background: Bode was born and raised in Atlanta, and spent her summers in New England, where she frequented antique shops and shows with her mother. Through that she was introduced to age-old techniques and fabrications. “I have always been drawn to hand-work, craft and labors of love,” the designer said. “The stories told through craft and the sense of the hand, the individual-maker, drew me to them.” Bode eventually moved to New York, where she graduated from Parsons

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All of the Empowering Moments at Fashion Week Fall 2018

Ashley Graham, NYFWThis fashion week, the industry made some seriously emboldening moves forward.
Thanks to an expanding range of sizes, ages, ethnicities and genders represented on the catwalks, every…

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All of the Empowering Moments at Fashion Week Fall 2018

Ashley Graham, NYFWThis fashion week, the industry made some seriously emboldening moves forward.
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Stella McCartney, Graydon Carter Speakers at Copenhagen Fashion Summit

SUSTAINABLE STAR POWER: Stella McCartney and Graydon Carter are scheduled to speak at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, which takes place May 15 to 16.
Eva Kruse, chief executive officer of Global Fashion Agenda which organizes the event, noted that McCartney had topped the speaker wish list since the summit was first organized in 2009.
“She is the impersonation of our vision for a sustainable fashion industry and the match simply couldn’t be better,” said Kruse.
“Another person whom I’ve always admired deeply is Graydon Carter — one of the most legendary magazine editors of all time,” added Kruse, of the former Vanity Fair editor in chief who retired last year.
The summit, which takes place in the Jean Nouvel-designed Copenhagen Concert Hall, will extend over two days for the first time this year.
Summit organizers last week said that the event will be hosted by model and entrepreneur Amber Valletta and Tim Blanks.
 

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Fashion Review: Politics Comes to the New York Runways

Prabal Gurung addresses #MeToo, and Pyer Moss pays homage to black cowboys and their part in the history of the West.
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Gigi Hadid Takes New York Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2018: Check Out her Looks!

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L’Exception Teams Up With Land Rover for Born Awards Fashion Prize

NEW PRIZE: French multibrand store L’Exception is teaming with the Land Rover Born awards. In their eighth edition, the awards promote design creativity across different industries.
The theme of the eighth edition of the award is “Peerless,” with the aim of awarding designers that bring functionality with aesthetic, in six categories this year: architecture, technology, home, fashion, sport and mobility.
The L’Exception prize will be granted to the fashion and accessories category.
Selected candidates will be invited to show their pieces at Milan Design Week, from April 12 to 22, alongside the winners from six other regions around the world, as part of a “world creativity summit.”
The contest is open for applications on born.com and l’exception.com, with registration closing on Feb. 28.
The Born awards aim to generate communication between designers across different disciplines and are open to both new and seasoned designers.
Born is an online platform connecting 75,000 designers and entrepreneurs.
L’Exception, founded by former Céline executive Régis Pennel, sells some 400 French brands online and in a store in the center of Paris fashioned as an extension of the digital sphere where customers can drink coffee and eat pastries.

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Fashion Review: Dressing for the Dow

The Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta gave the old American Stock Exchange building a whole new look.
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Gigi Hadid Takes New York Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2018: Check Out her Looks!

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How Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and More Stars Are Taking Over New York Fashion Week

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New York Fashion Week is officially underway and celebs are coming in droves. Everyone from Gigi Hadid to Cardi B are showing up to participate and to check…

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Z Supply Enters Retail Fray With Fashion Island Store

Z Supply LLC has opened its first store with plans of growing its retail footprint over time.
The 1,362-square-foot temporary store at Fashion Island in Newport Beach carries the company’s namesake basics brand and is also set to be used to test categories from the line.
The assortment includes the women’s collection in addition to some pieces from the Z Supply men’s line. The company will also sell items from its Zoo Supply line for pets, which launched last year.
The Fashion Island pop-up is scheduled to be open for a period of three to six months.
Z Supply chief operating officer Heidi Muther called the timing right to look at retail, as the company follows the game plans of a number of born-online brands or businesses with traditional wholesale models exploring direct-to-consumer through physical retail in a bid to learn more about their respective consumer bases.
Z Supply, the brand, has seen steady growth since its 2013 launch and is in more than 2,000 stores in the U.S. It’s part of a portfolio of brands created by Z Supply LLC that includes Black Swan, White Crow, Others Follow, Rag Poets, Icons of Culture and Pirate Surf. In total, the company closed 2017 with $ 50

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New York Fashion Week: How Philipp Plein became the industry’s bad boy

The enfant terrible of the fashion industry speaks to the BBC about pushing the boundaries.
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Best Runway Looks From New York Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2018

ESC: NYFW Best Looks Winter 2018, Ulla JohnsonStretch that index finger–because you’ll want to bookmark everything ahead.
New York Fashion Week has just commenced, which means plenty of awe-inducing, aspirational looks will…

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Telfar Clemens Is Teaching the Fashion Industry How to Be Inclusive

Before unisex clothing was a thing, Telfar Clemens did it. He’s been designing nongendered clothes since 2002. Before see-now-buy-now was a thing, Telfar Clemens did it. In 2011, he held mobile pop-up shows throughout New York Fashion Week and let guests purchase pieces from the spring 2012 collection on the spot. Before normcore was a thing, Telfar Clemens did it. He created Extremely Normal before K-Hole coined normcore. And before casting models of various hues was a thing, Telfar Clemens did it. See any of his early look books.
The fashion industry is notorious for latching onto “a thing” before abandoning it for another of-the-moment concept. But for 32-year-old Clemens, all those notions remain “the thing.”
The Liberian-American designer has spent the past decade showing collections that embody many ideas currently whirling through the zeitgeist: inclusivity, accessibility, equality, diversity and fluidity. He’s creating clothes and a business based on removing walls instead of building them: The tagline for his collection is, “It’s not for you, it’s for everybody.”
There’s been media presence at his shows since 2006, but it wasn’t until about two years ago when mainstream fashion publications found the language needed to write about his line, which some still don’t entirely

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Unbuttoned: Fashion Week in the Wake of #MeToo: An Insider’s Guide

Who’s showing? Who’s going? And what about Marchesa? These questions and more, answered.
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When the Fashion Cycle Meets the Cycle of Life

For decades, fashion has avoided the question of work/life balance. Now designers, including Narciso Rodriguez, are embracing the issue.
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NYFW by the Numbers: What Really Goes Into a Fashion Show?

ESC: NYFW by the Numbers, 162 Shows and PresentationsHow do you quantify the work that goes into a NYFW show?
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NYFW by the Numbers: What Really Goes Into a Fashion Show?

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6 Things at New York Fashion Week We’re Excited for

ESC: NYFW, Tom Ford, Gigi HadidGet ready because fashion week is only a few days away.
Starting this Wednesday, the top designers, models, makeup artists, stylists, influencers and shoppers will come together to…

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On the Runway: Kanye West Finally Gets His Fashion Right

With his Yeezy Season 6 Kim-a-likes, the artist-designer adds a much-needed element to his style arsenal.
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‘Black Panther: Welcome to Wakanda’ Fashion Event Features 10 Designers

“Black Panther: Welcome to Wakanda,” a nod to the fashion inspired by the new superhero movie, will be presented by Marvel Studios on Feb. 12 as part of New York Fashion Week.
The red carpet event takes place at Industria at 775 Washington Street from 8 to 10 p.m., and several stars from the movie are expected to attend.
Designers including Chromat, Cushnie et Ochs, Fear of God, Ikiré Jones, Laquan Smith, Sophie Theallet and Tome worked with Marvel Studios to create one-of-a-kind pieces interpreting different characters and themes from the movie. The designers were selected for their dedication to empowerment and individualism through fashion.
The seven bespoke pieces will be unveiled the night of the event and installed in a Wakanda-inspired venue that guests can explore. Following the event, the looks will be auctioned off via Charitybuzz.com in support of Save the Children.
Jones called the experience “awesome and great.”
“I was honored, and I saw the film with my partner. It’s an attempt to help uplift the voices of people who have been marginalized historically and in the present day, both in the U.S. and globally, and Ikiré Jones specifically does that by using fashion as a vehicle to address these issues. It’s beautiful

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Georgina Chapman Cancels Marchesa’s New York Fashion Week Runway Show

Georgina ChapmanIn the wake of his sexual assault, rape and misconduct scandal, Harvey Weinstein’s estranged wife Georgina Chapman has pulled the plug on her brand Marchesa’s previously scheduled runway…

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Ones to Watch: Paris Men’s Fashion Week

PARIS — From the debut collection of design-led sustainable men’s brand, Phipps, to Nïuku’s modern-day tribute to men’s tailoring of yore, here are some of the new talents to look out for at Paris Men’s Fashion Week, which kicks into high gear today.
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A look by Phipps. 
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“It’s about acknowledging that we’re all people, we’re in this together,” said Spencer Phipps, founder of Phipps, a new men’s wear line mixing sustainability and style that is due to launch on Jan. 20 during Paris Men’s Week. (The venue is still to be confirmed.)
The Paris-based designer, who is from San Francisco, cut his teeth in the men’s studio of Marc Jacobs in New York before working for Dries Van Noten in Antwerp for three years. After leaving Van Noten, he spent eight months researching manufacturers and materials. “I did my graduate collection in sustainability in 2008 at Parsons and it was like a joke. I ended up finding one manufacturer in New England that was basically some hippy commune that made hemp and linen and one cotton flannel,” he said.
So Phipps opted to work with manufacturers in Portugal, “a country that is basically certified [for sustainability].”
“After their economy crashed, at the same time as everyone

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Meghan Markle’s Fashion Statement Proves She Wears the Royal Pants

Prince Harry, Meghan MarkleMeghan Markle is blazing her own royal fashion trail.
Since announcing their engagement in November, Harry has been introducing his bride-to-be to residents in different parts of the…

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Former Fashion Editors’ Sleepwear Line Sets Up Shop in the U.S.

Eighty percent of Sleeper’s clients are located in the U.S., but Asya Varetsa, who cofounded the sleepwear brand with Kate Zubarieva, will start to handle sales and business development out of New York and they will also set up a showroom during New York Fashion Week.
“It makes more sense to be here because a lot of our buyers are here,” said Varetsa. “We need to be here to figure out the shipping situation and build more relationships.”
It’s a big move for the brand, which is based in Ukraine and has steadily gained accounts including Moda Operandi, Harrods, Barneys New York and Opening Ceremony since launching in 2014 and the line has been worn by fashion industry influencers including Mira Duma, Aurora James and Eleonora Carisi. Retailers have been drawn to their stylish pajamas that are made by hand at its manufacturing facilities in Ukraine. They also produce a men’s and children’s collection.
Varetsa and Zubarieva have tapped into the pajama dressing trend and captured a modern consumer who is accustomed to the comfort of ath-leisure and working from home. The assortment includes a core collection of basic pajamas and robes, a linen collection of dresses and slips, and a bridal collection of

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There’s Not That Much Fashion in FX’s Big Versace Drama

A highly anticipated follow-up to the “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” focuses on life in and out of the closet — not as a shopper, but as a gay man.
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12 Fashion Moments You Probably Missed at Critics’ Choice Awards 2018

ESC: Fashion Moments You Missed, Yara ShahidiThere are just some things you just can’t catch on an award show red carpet.
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How Meghan Markle Bent the Royal Fashion Rules With Her First Official Outfit of 2018

Meghan MarkleIf Meghan Markle’s outfits set the yearly trends, 2018 is shaping up to be quite cozy.
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London Fashion Week Men’s Fall 2018: Ones to Watch

John Alexander Skelton
Born and raised in York, John Alexander Skelton received his master’s in fashion men’s wear at Central Saint Martins and took on internships at E. Tautz and Patrik Ervell before launching his label last year. Selected by Giles Deacon, Skelton is a recipient of the Sarabande scholarship, an initiative from The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation that aids young designers. He is working out of a studio at Sarabande in east London.
Sustainability is a key theme for Skelton, who incorporates repurposed materials into his ranges and takes a DIY approach to his work. He has a loom in his studio and many of his fabrics are handwoven, as is much of his knitwear. “Everything I dye is also done by hand using natural dye. The handcrafted element is my signature, in a way,” said the designer.
For fall 2018, Skelton has been working with mills in Ireland, mixing British wool and Irish linen.
“I have been doing a lot of hand weaving, as well, on the loom. I have also done a few natural dyes this time, one using an ancient European dye, the European version of indigo, called woad,” he said.
Skelton’s main focus has always been on the process and

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Men’s Fashion Week: How Tinie Tempah went from charts to catwalks

The musician is set to debut his latest clothing collection as part of Men’s Fashion Week.
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London College of Fashion Spotlights MA Men’s Wear Collections

FRESH TALENT: London College of Fashion’s graduating MA men’s wear students showcased their collections on Friday with a runway show ahead of London Fashion Week Men’s.
Ten students from the fashion design technology men’s wear course presented their ranges at St John’s Smith Square in Westminster, in the show styled by Adele Cany. The strongest lineups came from Hanni Yang, Ying Yi Lu, Hengmin Lu, Sohyeon Park and Xu Bo.
Yang, who has worked with Teatum Jones and Céline, explored pattern-cutting and worked scarves onto the garments. She sent out a range of tailored-yet-relaxed looks and draped burgundy and cream silk scarves over a white men’s wear shirt and burgundy trousers.
Ying Yi Lu looked to young boys of the Victorian era and focused on tailoring, as in a cropped blue pinstripe suit. Lu topped off the looks with sailor style hats done in collaboration with Atelier Millinery.
Hengmin Lu — who has worked with Ports 1961 — was inspired by the architecture of the Chairman Mao era. Lu explored functionality and pattern cutting as seen on a long brown coat, worn over a white shirt with a mandarin collar and white knee-length shorts. The student teamed with JKJY Handcraft Fashion Ltd. Shanghai on

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London Fashion Week Men’s Fall 2018: Inspirations

From skiing to winning the lottery, London men’s wear designers looked to a wide range of subjects for inspiration for their fall collections. Here, some of the topics that sparked their creativity ahead of the shows, which begin on Saturday.
“This season we celebrate the 70th  anniversary of the Trialmaster jacket, which gave me an opportunity to revisit our British roots and present our Made in U.K. collection. Looking through our Trialmaster history led me to explore English youth subcultures and how our jackets have been adopted and customized since the Fifties. The iconic silhouettes from this era including the field, parka and biker jackets have been updated this season with added functionality and modern fabrications. The hero piece of the collection is the anniversary Trialmaster, which is entirely manufactured in the U.K., in a new tumbled coated cotton and reflective tape with badges, celebrating our heritage.” — Delphine Ninous, creative director, Belstaff
“A deep dive into the big blue. The collection stands as a creative call to arms and focuses on responsible design and sourcing to protect both planet and wearer.” — Christopher Raeburn
“It’s about escaping life, going to Noel’s house party and the adventures of kids’ coloring books.” — Liam Hodges
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Andrea Crews to Stage Fashion Show Process As Performance

PERFORMANCE: Andrea Crews founder Maroussia Rebecq is taking the concept of backstage access to new heights. The Paris-based designer, who launched her label in 2002 as an art project geared around upcycling vintage garments, plans to stage the preparations for her fall 2018 co-ed show as a performance, titled “How to Make a Great Fashion Show.”
From today through Jan. 17, Rebecq, along with the members of her collective, will hold castings and fittings, shoot the brand’s look book and hold the final hair and makeup tests in the Le Cœur gallery in Paris’ Marais district. The actual show will be held on Jan. 20 during Paris Men’s Collections, with the location yet to be confirmed.
“This period, from now through to the show, is a very intense period where we’re building the story of our collection. This year we wanted to make an event out of it,” said Rebecq. “It will also allow for some distance from what I do. Preparing for a show can be both a highly stressful and beautiful experience, and for me gathering everyone together in a performance will make it more of a joyful, playful event.”
The designer, who is 40 but sees herself “very much as a Millennial,”

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The Once-Polarizing Scrunchie Makes Its Way Back to Fashion

What comes around goes around, even for the objects that adorn the tops of our heads. With that, fashion followers have extended a warm “welcome back” to one of the Eighties’ most polarizing accessories: The Scrunchie.
For the last decade, scrunchies have led a dual life: Decried as a faux pas by the fashion mainstream while also playing the role of hipster tiara for American Apparel employees and Silver Lake, Los Angeles’ larger population.

A scrunchie refashioned from a vintage Hermès scarf, designed by Comfort Objects. 
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Recently, however, scrunchies have begun attracting wider appreciation — perhaps a runoff effect of the Eighties’ renaissance trend. By some indications, scrunchies are on the cusp of a full revival — popping up at each echelon of the pricing spectrum.
Urban Outfitters has display racks dedicated to the scrunchie — offered in materials spanning from velvet to satin. The hair ties are a cute marketing gimmick for the Instagram-famous label Maison Cléo; the brand — based in Lille, France and known for its diaphanous, trendy blouses — sends shoppers a free scrunchie with each order.
To accompany its resort 2018 collection, Balenciaga cinched models’ hair with scrunchies — or chouchou, as they are known in French — theirs made of

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Spring 2018 Fashion Trend: Casual Satin

Designers worked light-catching satin into casual silhouettes for day.

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7 Celebrity Fashion Trends That Won’t Make It to 2018

ESC: Gigi Hadid, ChinosWhile you may be thinking about what’s in store for 2018, it’s time to think about what’s not going to happen…like near-retirement fashion trends.
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Billy Reid Reflects on 20 Years in Fashion

NEW YORK — Billy Reid could be a case study in resilience.
Since he created the first William Reid collection in March 1998, the soft-spoken Southern designer has experienced more than his share of ups and downs.
The ups: He has built his Southern-flavored Americana designer collection into a successful wholesale business at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom and 13 of his own Billy Reid stores. He’s also won four Council of Fashion Designers of America awards.
The downs: His initial foray into fashion, William Reid, failed following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, driving the designer and his family from New York back to his home state of Alabama.
But despite the roller coaster that has defined his career, Reid is happy to be at the helm of a $ 25 million brand as he prepares to celebrate his 20th anniversary next year.
“Failure? I’ve been there,” Reid said, sitting on a chair in his showroom on Bond Street here. “Losing everything overnight was so humbling, but it makes you realize what’s important to you and that you can recover.”
Reid’s story begins in the small town of Amite, La., where his mother owned a women’s boutique called T.J.’s for Her that operated out of

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New York Cares and The Fashion Foundation Help New Yorkers in Need

‘TIS THE SEASON: More than halfway to its goal of collecting 125,000 donated coats, this year’s annual New York Cares Coat Drive has less than a week to go.
New Yorkers can drop off coats at multiple locations including the group’s West 31st Street warehouse, any New York Police Department precinct, all Queens library branches and Grand Central Terminal or Penn Station through Dec. 31. Those who don’t have jackets to give can text “coat” to 41444 to donate money that will be used by the nonprofit to buy and deliver coats. The city has at least 1.7 million people living below the poverty line including 60,000 who are without permanent housing, according to a New York Cares spokeswoman.
The group has collected and donated 1.8 million coats to New Yorkers in need over the past 29 years. This year’s requests from shelters, social service agencies and schools is an increase compared to last year’s tally of 109,000 coats.
Another local group, The Fashion Foundation, recently wrapped up another charitable initiative. Founder Amanda Munz helped to brighten the holidays for 100 students in three different Brooklyn schools by arranging for each of them to receive a complementary gift-laden backpack. Rebecca Minkoff and Calvin

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17 Reasons We Loved Fashion in 2017

The year began with a new accessory—the now-iconic pink pussy hat—and ended with a ‘Phantom Thread.’ From ingratiatingly ugly sneakers to the influence of ‘Stranger Things,’ here’s a look back at some highlights.
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These are the six biggest fashion looks for 2018

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6 Times Britney Spears’ Instagram Fashion Shows Gave Us Life in 2017

Britney Spears She’s so lucky, she’s a star and she work, work, works the runway on Instagram.
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Australian Fashion Foundation Reveals 2017/2018 Winners

SYDNEY — Lucy Dickinson and Mikala Tavener Hanks have been named as the winners of the Australian Fashion Foundation scholarships for 2017/2018.
Announced at a function at Sydney’s Pier One hotel on Tuesday evening, the graduates of Melbourne’s RMIT and the University of Technology Sydney, respectively, will each receive a financial grant of 20,000 Australian dollars or $ 15,324 at current exchange and a six month internship with an international fashion house.
The judging panel was comprised of Australian Fashion Foundation co-founder and Carfrae Consulting founder Malcolm Carfrae, Australian designers Dion Lee and Nicky Zimmermann, Harpers Bazaar Australia and 10 Magazine Australia editors-in-chief Kellie Hush and Alison Veness-McGourty, publicist Kara Hurry and fashion consultant Nancy Pilcher.
Tavener Hanks’ winning collection reinterpreted classic wardrobe staples such as the trench coat, V-neck and cable jumpers in merino wool, cotton and needle-felted silk organza, while Dickinson riffed on subculture customization techniques for her punk-infused sportswear collection with bold graphics.
Zimmermann said she had been impressed by the maturity of Tavener Hanks’s collection and Dickinson’s bold point of view.
“I felt that it was very, very creative, very strong, very powerful” she added, of Dickinson. “I could see where it would sell and who would wear it and I think

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Daisy Ridley Does Intergalatic Fashion Right & More Best Dressed Stars

ESC: Best Dressed, Daisy RidleyWhat does the future of fashion look like?
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Milan Men’s Fashion Week Reflects Industry Changes

MILAN — The latest Milan Men’s Fashion Week schedule reflects the changes in the men’s wear industry, according to Carlo Capasa, president of Italy’s Camera Nazionale della Moda.
“The concept of how men’s wear is shown has changed and so has the concept of the calendar — everything is combined together and there is more and more cross-pollination,” Capasa contended. “The shift is real.”
The shows will start on Jan. 12 with the Ermenegildo Zegna evening show and will end on Jan. 15, anchored by the Giorgio Armani and Fendi shows. Overall, the runway shows will be 31 in total.
Capasa said the evolution has led the association to create a new format for the calendar, which now “combines presentations and shows in a single tale that each brand offers in line with its own aesthetic and vision.”
The first chapter of coed shows, as Capasa called it, will take place in January, followed by the second chapter in February. Next month these will include Diesel Black Gold; the Italian brand Isabel Benenato founded by Isabel Vitiello; Neil Barrett; Marcelo Burlon County of Milan; Dsquared2; Daks; Sartorial Monk; Palm Angels; GCDS, and Frankie Morello. A number of brands, including Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Missoni, have chosen to

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BFC Honors Donatella Versace at Fashion Awards in London

DOTING ON DONATELLA: The British Fashion Council will honor Donatella Versace with The Fashion Icon Award at the Fashion Awards next month.
Versace will receive the accolade for her work as artistic director for the label. The award honors the legacy built by her brother, the late Gianni Versace and her contributions to the design house as well as her role in the industry as a mentor and supporter of emerging British designers. The brand was launched in 1978 by Gianni Versace, and the creative director worked alongside Donatella who incorporated celebrities into their ad campaigns. Upon her brother’s passing, she became the artistic director in 1997. December marks an important date for the design house as it commemorates Gianni Versace’s 20-year legacy.
“For 40 years my brother and I have done what we love and that is a legacy I am honored to continue and uphold,” said Donatella Versace.
“We have celebrated empowerment, joy and, of course, glamour. We have championed a community of people who share our values and together with them have created truly iconic images in the world of fashion. I am truly humbled by how Versace has been embraced across the decades, across the world and across the

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Ming Xi Breaks Down in Tears After Falling During 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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Galileo Global Education Acquires Two Fashion Schools in Milan

MILAN – Galileo Global Education has signed an agreement to acquire two Italian fashion schools and a Cypriot university from Laureate Education Inc. The operation was valued 225 million euros. The schools are the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, better known as Naba, and Domus Academy.
Both are located in Milan and specialized in fashion, design and the visual arts. The group has also acquired the European University Cyprus, or EUC, which is specialized in medicine.
Galileo Global Education has more than 54 institutes in its portfolio, including the Istituto Marangoni fashion and design school, which has branches in Milan, Florence, London, Paris, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Mumbai and Miami.
Following the acquisition, the group will establish the Gruppo Galileo Italia, which will group the three Italian institutes under its umbrella. Roberto Riccio, Istituto Marangoni’s chief executive officer, has been named ceo of the new company.

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Stella Maxwell Reveals How She Got Her Body Runway Ready for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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The Dubai Design and Fashion Council and Vogue Arabia Award Fashion Prizes

DUBAI — The Dubai Design and Fashion Council and Vogue Arabia awarded three designers from the region the Fashion Prize earlier this week, an annual award going to the top talent from the Middle East. The designers represent three different categories: ready-to-wear, fine jewelry and accessories. The winners were chosen by a panel that included designer Reem Acra, Aquazzura creative director Edgardo Osorio, DDFC chief executive officer Jazia Aldanhani and Vogue Arabia editor in chief Manuel Arnaut.
“It’s wonderful to discover such promising new talent in the region,” said Osorio. Accra, who is on the board of the council, said: “The DDFC Vogue Fashion Prize is so important for the region. It empowers the new generation of designers.”
This year’s winners were:
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Palestinian designer Faissal El-Malak grew up between Montreal and Qatar and studied in Paris before settling in Dubai. His work is rooted in his search for identity. “Both sides of my family are Palestinian refugees,” he said. “My identity was only based on ideas and memories of my grandparents. I didn’t have anything tangible until I discovered traditionally hand embroidered cushions and dresses that my mother had. That was the first time I had something that related to my identity.”
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Victoria Beckham, Nina Garcia and More from the Fashion World Mourn Death of Designer Azzedine Alaïa

Some of fashion’s biggest names paid tribute to Tunisian-born couturier and shoe designer Azzedine Alaïa, who died Saturday in a Paris hospital after experiencing a bad fall 10 days prior according to a French media report in Le Point. He was 77.

Dubbed “the King of Cling,” Alaïa made a name for himself for his distinctive takes on classic silhouettes, his garments often moulding the body into remarkable and eye-catching proportions.

“I don’t cut clothes for a board,” Alaïa told PEOPLE in 1982. “The body of a woman is sublime. I follow it.”

Alaïa began his career studying sculpture at the Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts in Tunis. He entered into fashion as a dress-maker’s assistant — eventually moving to Paris in 1957 and working for Christian Dior. He would go on to work for Guy Laroche and Thierry Mugler before he broke out on his own and opened an atelier in the 1970s, dressing Hollywood stars in like Greta Garbo and Marie-Hélène de Rothschild.

 

It wasn’t until 1980 that he produced her first ready-to-wear collection, with couture leather-moulded pieces that would launch his name as a global brand. Over the years he would continue to make a name for himself for refusing to play by fashion’s rules, even eschewing the industry’s traditional seasonal collection calendars, which he retired from in 1992.

Still he was wildly popular with celebrities, including Kim Kardashian who often wore his designs. His last collection (and first since 2011) dropped in July, with Naomi Campbell making a rare catwalk appearance.

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Victoria Beckham, Project Runway judge Nina Garcia, Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert, and Patrik Sandberg were just some of the names sharing memories of Alaïa on social media Saturday as news of his passing spread.

“A sad day. Rest in peace #azzedinealaia,” Beckham wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of Alaïa. “You were a true master and one of my biggest inspirations.”

“A fashion legend and true original. We will miss this creative genius,” Garcia said, sharing the same photo of Alaïa as Beckham.

Engelbert posted a series of photos of the two to Instagram. “Azzedine Rest in Peace, my N1 favorite,” she wrote in their caption. “My heart is broken, GENIUS #azzedinealaia @azzedinealaiaofficial. He is going to continue to make dresses for goddesses and Angels up in the sky now.”

Added Ines de la Fressange on Twitter of the 5-ft. 2-in. designer: “Small in size but huge in fashion. Farewell Azzedine Alaïa.”


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Fashion World Mourns Death of Azzedine Alaïa

PARIS — Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris of heart failure, his close friend Carla Sozzani told WWD.
The diminutive Tunisian-born designer was known for his structured, exacting tailoring and the way that he worked at his own pace.
He gained international fame in the Eighties because of the success of his evening dresses, snug knits and sculpted leathers, and he was nicknamed The King of Cling because his clothes fit like a second skin.
Alaïa counted Sozzani, founder of 10 Corso Como, and supermodel Naomi Campbell – who called him Papa – among his inner circle. Stars such as Tina Turner, Madonna, Michelle Obama, Grace Jones, Raquel Welch, Victoria Beckham, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus were among his customers.
Sozzani said Alaïa died peacefully and without suffering. The pair were out and about as recently as Nov. 7, when they attended the opening of an exhibition of Leïla Menchari’s window designs for Hermès at the Grand Palais. Alaïa had known Menchari, a fellow Tunisian, since arriving in Paris in the Fifties.

Naomi Campbell on the catwalk at the Azzedine Alaia show 
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Exclusive: Elsa Hosk to Unveil Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show’s Swarovski Look

The 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is set to be an even shinier and more extravagant spectacle than ever before. Not only is the brand jet-setting to Shanghai for the November show, it’s also celebrating the 15-year “Crystal Anniversary” of its partnership with Swarovski, the sole provider of crystal embellishments for the show. One million Swarovski crystals will take the runway, with Victoria’s Secret Angel Elsa Hosk chosen to strut the special anniversary showpiece.
“This year’s Swarovski outfit is probably our most spectacular. The outfit has an incredible wing that is completely covered in brilliant multicolored stones,” said Monica Mitro, executive vice president, brand communications and events at Victoria’s Secret. “It is one of the heaviest wings we have ever made.” With more than 275,000 crystals, 200 yards of woven ribbon and pavé crystals, hand-beaded jewelry and a crystallized wing harness, the wings weigh in at 14 pounds. “The Swarovski anniversary look will be a major standout. It is an explosion of color,” Mitro continued of Parisian couturier Serkan Cura’s work. And stunning it is, with an astonishing 29 crystal effects and colors, ranging from Citrine Shimmer and Crystal Luminous Green to Fireopals, Topaz and Emeralds. The look includes a fiery-red

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Proof David and Brooklyn Beckham Are Fashion Twins

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The Power of the Celebrity Fashion Plate, Decoded

ESC: Fashion Plate, Kate BosworthTo say that Kate Bosworth killed the fashion game on The Long Road Home press tour would be an understatement.
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Janet Jackson Makes a Fashion Statement in Fur and Lace at 2017 OUT100 Gala

Janet Jackson, 2017 OUT100 GalaWithout missing a sartorial step, Janet Jackson is turning heads on the red carpet.
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Trend Union’s Li Edelkoort: Goddesses Are Emerging Female Archetypes in Fashion

DRAPED CRUSADERS: As the social message of women’s empowerment continues to gain ground, goddess-like strength and traits are turning up in fashion.
Goddesses of all different heritages and persuasions were the focus of Li Edelkoort’s spring 2019 presentation for Trend Union at The New School in New York. The way she sees it, they are at the root of the emerging female fashion archetype for the industry with individuals determining their own goddess based on individual tastes. Predicting a revolution sparked partially from draping, folding and cuts, Edelkort expects normcore and streetwear basics to dissolve. That shift calls for “designers, not influencers,” she said.
With a myriad of colorful images that drew from art history, fashion, portraiture and nature, the trend forecaster offered a crash course in goddesses. Students and industry types learned of Aphrodite, Demeter, Hestia, Gaia, Flora & Fauna, Nike and others. Edelkoort also pointed to the increasing importance of the sack dress, regal colors and majestic fabrics. She also spoke of “this child woman” who is very dominant in society, accumulating jobs as if she is accumulating pairs of shoes. “She lives her life like a ribbon, like a bracelet — there is not a clear direction. She is

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Dion Lee Named the 2017 Australian Fashion Laureate

SYDNEY – Dion Lee has been named the Australian Fashion Laureate for 2017.
The New York-based Australian was presented with the award at a gala dinner for 300 at Sydney’s Barangaroo Cutaway venue on Thursday evening.
At 32, Lee is the youngest-ever recipient of the Laureate, which is now in its 10th year and recognizes outstanding industry achievement.
Previous recipients include designers Akira Isogawa, Toni Maticevksi and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia founder Simon Lock.
The Laureate is the latest in a string of accolades for Lee, who launched his business in 2008, after graduating from Sydney’s Fashion Design Studio and quickly garnering a following for his deconstructed tailoring and signature dresses with complex surface treatments.
The 2013 sale of a strategic stake in the business to the Sydney-based Cue Clothing Co enabled the designer’s rapid retail expansion in Australia, where he operates eight standalone stores, in addition to e-commerce and concessions within the David Jones department store chain.
“It [the Laureate] is a bit of a landmark moment for me – knowing that it is voted by your peers,” said Lee, who is now a New York Fashion Week runway regular and boasts over 70 global wholesale stockists.
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Telfar Clemens of Telfar Wins 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund

Telfar Clemens of Telfar won this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. The runners-up were Ahlem Manai-Platt of Ahlem Eyewear and Becca McCharen-Tran of Chromat. The winners were announced at a gala dinner at The Weylin in Brooklyn following a conversation between Vogue’s Hamish Bowles and Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri.
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Telfar Clemens of Telfar Wins 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund

Telfar Clemens of Telfar won this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. The runners-up were Ahlem Manai-Platt of Ahlem Eyewear and Becca McCharen-Tran of Chromat. The winners were announced at a gala dinner at The Weylin in Brooklyn following a conversation between Vogue’s Hamish Bowles and Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri.
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Telfar Clemens of Telfar Wins 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund

Telfar Clemens of Telfar won this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. The runners-up were Ahlem Manai-Platt of Ahlem Eyewear and Becca McCharen-Tran of Chromat. The winners were announced at a gala dinner at The Weylin in Brooklyn following a conversation between Vogue’s Hamish Bowles and Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri.
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Collections: Fashion Met Emotion at the Most Theatrical Antonio Marras Show

“It was the longest week of my life,” Antonio Marras says, referring to the days before his runway show in September during Milan Fashion Week — a complex production that yielded a powerful emotional charge. As Marras’ wife Patrizia Sardo ironically put it, welcoming WWD at the show: “We always like simple things!”
The complexity stemmed from the fact that the event took place inside Milan’s Teatro Lirico, which is being gutted and restored after being closed for 25 years.
“As soon as I got into the theater, it was love at the first sight. It left me breathless,” says Marras, who was originally asked by the [artistic and cultural] Gianfranco Dioguardi Fondazione to present a project to decorate the façade. Shortly after, the designer was asked if it would be possible for him to hold the show at the theater. “I said ‘Everything is possible.’ So we started.”

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The designer’s show actually inaugurated Gianfranco Dioguardi Fondazione’s “Cantiere-Evento [Construction-Event]” project aimed at bringing life to locations that are being restored in order to involve the public in the process.
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That would be John Binder, whose acid-tongued commentary covers the runways and the beltway.
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EXCLUSIVE: N.E.R.D Comeback Rumors Fueled With New Fashion Collaboration

Rumblings of N.E.R.D’s impending album release will intensify with news that the experimental rock band — which includes Pharrell Williams, Shae Haley and Chad Hugo — is to release a new fashion collaboration.
The trio — largely dormant for the last decade — has collaborated with Illesteva on limited-edition sunglasses. They have designed oversize frames in four colorways. Each pair of glasses is embedded with a USB drive that houses exclusive short films directed by Christian Padron.
The glasses will launch at ComplexCon on Nov. 4, where the trio is scheduled to give their first live performance in three years.

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N.E.R.D, founded in 1999, last released an album in 2010. Williams has since gone on to achieve a successful mainstream solo career — releasing the inescapable schoolyard song, “Happy,” in 2013 as part of the film soundtrack for “Despicable Me 2.” He has also concentrated on fashion, teaming with Chanel and G-Star Raw on assorted projects.
N.E.R.D’s Illesteva collaboration and ComplexCon performance no doubt add to evidence that the group is readying a musical return. Williams has repeatedly confirmed that the group is preparing a new album, though he’s declined to reveal a release date.
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Stranger Things 2 Fashion Secrets Revealed: How They Recreated the Best (and Worst) of 1984’s Style

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Woolmark Co. Joins Forces With the Fashion Tech Lab for Innovation Award

WOOLMARK POWERS UP: As the bonds between fashion and technology get stronger, the Woolmark Co. has partnered with the Fashion Tech Lab for a new prize.
Twelve finalists that will be chosen for the Innovation Award powered by Fashion Tech Lab, which will be given to the collection with the most innovative and creative wool fabrication, process or development. The honor is tied to the Woolmark Co.’s International Woolmark Prize. The winner will also exemplify the most exciting approach to help reduce its social and environmental footprint.
Woolmark partnered with Fashion Tech Lab to try to bridge the gap between new technologies, sustainable innovations and luxury fashion and to educate and empower finalists through a dedicated mentorship program. The Woolmark Co.’s managing director Stuart McCullough said, “The ultimate aim of this exciting partnership is to give these 12 finalists — our future ambassadors — the best opportunity to enhance their business through innovation and sustainable processes, so they can meet the discerning needs of tomorrow’s customer. As the award continues to evolve, our aim is to encourage designers to think beyond today and embrace future technologies, which will ultimately provide a positive impact for tomorrow.”
The Fashion Tech Lab is a hybrid platform

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Gucci, Loewe and Dior Named Fashion Awards Nominees

INTERNATIONAL DASH: Gucci, Loewe and Dior have all been named as potential winners of The Fashion Awards 2017, which will take place at Royal Albert Hall in London on Dec. 4.
Formerly known as the British Fashion Awards, it is run in partnership with Swarovski, as previously reported.
During an event in London’s Soho House on Monday morning, the British Fashion Council announced the nominees for the nine categories, including business leader, urban luxe brand and designer of the year.
Alessandro Michele for Gucci, J.W. Anderson for Loewe, Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior, Phoebe Philo for Céline and Raf Simons for Calvin Klein were shortlisted in the designer of the year category. Meanwhile, Christopher Kane, Erdem, J.W. Anderson, Roksanda and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen will vie for the women’s wear award.
Burberry, Craig Green, Grace Wales Bonner, J.W. Anderson and Martine Rose have been nominated for British designer of the year in men’s wear, while Faustine Steinmetz, Matty Bovan, Rejina Pyo and Natalia Alaverdian for A.W.A.K.E. are up for the British emerging talent in women’s wear prize.
Cottweiler, Charles Jeffrey, Henry Holland, Phoebe English Man and A-Cold-Wall will compete for the British emerging talent in men’s wear prize.
More awards marking career milestones of industry

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Alber Elbaz to be Interviewed in the Dark at Vogue Fashion Festival

BLACKOUT: A face-to-face with guest of honor Karl Lagerfeld and a conversation in pitch black with Alber Elbaz figure among the  lineup for the second edition of the Vogue Fashion Festival, scheduled to run Nov. 24 and 25 at the Hôtel Potocki in Paris. There are also a number of heavy-hitter executives from the fashion and beauty worlds set to participate in the program of round tables and master classes.
Among them, Kering chief executive officer François-Henri Pinault will share his views on the evolution of the luxury market in general, investment strategy and the options for the international luxury group following the strong development of its brands. Designer Demna Gvasalia will be interviewed by Loïc Prigent about the transformation of Balenciaga under his creative leadership. And Nicolas Hieronimus, deputy chief executive at L’Oréal, will address the topic of how large cosmetics groups are adapting to the digital age.
Among other timely subjects, designer Simon Porte Jacquemus will be interviewed by Jennifer Neyt on the subject of using social media to develop a brand’s visual identity, and Dan Thawley is to talk conscious luxury with Nadja Swarovski, executive committee member of Swarovski, which is sponsoring the event.
 

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Marina Testino Unveils Point Off View Fashion Brand

Marina Testino is ready for her fashion debut. The recent Parsons School of Design graduate and niece of famed photographer Mario today unveils Point Off View, her fashion brand.
After graduating in May and signing with The Society Management’s creative roster, Testino went to Peru to work on the collection. She says she consulted with some of her teachers from school, as well as her aunt, who lives in Peru and studied fashion. “Really, it was kind of a secret project,” Testino says. “I saw my uncle [Mario] over the summer and I showed him the collection, but once it was done, not a lot of people knew that I was doing it.”
Through Point Off View, Testino hopes to release about two capsules a year, featuring a different artist collaboration with each. The first, designed solely by Testino, is called Edition Zero.
The Edition Zero offerings include a “Risky Business”-inspired button-down for $ 120, a denim jacket for $ 210 and an army jacket for $ 180. Each piece is emblazoned with whimsical phrases like “go skinny dipping” or “buy me a drink” or “misbehaving.” Testino says she designed the line for “young women, ages 16 to 30 years, that are outgoing and fun and

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Peclers Paris to Host Future of Fashion Conference

PARIS — Fashion has lost its meaning. That’s the prognosis of Eric Duchamp, global chief executive officer of leading forecasting agency Peclers Paris, who on Thursday will host a conference geared at identifying — during stagnant times for the industry, and a banalization of offer — the crucial “strategic levers” brands need to activate to boost performance in the years to come.
Titled “La mode doit gagner la bataille du sens,” or in English, “Fashion Must Make Sense Again,” the Future of Fashion conference will take place at Paris restaurant Noto.
The Peclers Paris team will present future insights and some of the key macro trends that they believe will impact brands and consumers in the next five years, based on findings of a market study around brand perception conducted by Kantar TNS, as well as a range of “strategic levers” identified by the Peclers Paris team that brands need to activate to boost performance in the years to come.
Conducted online between May and June of this year, the study involved a panel of 2010 consumers aged from 16 to 60, with a 50-50 breakdown of men and women, and covered their perception of 25 brands for the women and 22 brands

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Australian Fashion Chamber and Council of Textile & Fashion to Merge

SYDNEY — Australia’s two key fashion industry bodies are joining forces.
The three-year-old, designer-focused Australian Fashion Chamber is to merge with the 65-year-old Council of Textile & Fashion, the peak body for Australia’s clothing, textile and footwear industries, it was revealed Wednesday in Sydney.
A name change for the proposed merged group is due to be discussed at the respective entities’ annual general meetings at the end of the year, said David Giles-Kaye, executive director of the Council of Textile & Fashion, with the first meeting of the new body slated for early 2018.
The Australian Fashion Council could be one of the possibilities for the new name, Giles-Kaye said.
The Australian Fashion Council name is owned by the CTF, with one of the AFC’s current board members, Karen Webster, a former chair. The existence of so many fashion organizations has led to some confusion in the Australian media.
The new industry body will benefit from having established offices in the country’s two largest cities and a combined membership that spans the entire Australian fashion and textile industry value chain.
The Sydney-based AFC boasts 90 designer members, while the Melbourne-based CTF has “several hundred” members, according to Giles-Kaye, ranging from textile manufacturers to fashion tech startups through

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Fashion Breaks Its Silence on Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Hollywood and the Democratic political world have turned against Harvey Weinstein. And yet fashion, his third circle of influence, has remained quiet.
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The Harvey Weinstein Scandal Could Take Down A Fashion Label

His designer wife is facing blowback for his sins.
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Xcel Brands Inc. Expanding Into Men’s Fast Fashion

Xcel Brands Inc. has signed a deal with Stars Design Group Inc. to manufacture its men’s wear collections, and the brand management firm has named Neal Kusnetz president of men’s wear.
In his new role, Kusnetz will oversee licensing and growth of the men’s wear business for Xcel and he will serve as president of Stars Design Group’s men’s retail division, the oversight for sales efforts in connection with Xcel’s men’s products. Prior to joining Xcel, Kusnetz was partner and senior adviser of The Convergence Lab, a business development firm and consultancy think tank focused on technology, media and retail. Prior to that, he cofounded luxury men’s lifestyle and fashion brand Robert Graham, where he served as the brand’s president for almost 15 years.
The initial efforts in men’s will include men’s wear offerings for the H Halston and Highline Collective — the Millennial-focused brand — exclusively at Lord & Taylor and at Hudson’s Bay.
Robert D’Loren, chairman and chief executive officer of Xcel Brands, believes Kusnetz’s expertise will help accelerate the company’s success in the category.
Bret Schnitker, ceo and president of Stars Design, said, “We are encouraged by the success that Xcel has achieved to date and the positive impact [the company’s]

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Michael B. Talks Fashion at Piaget Beverly Hills

Watch and jewelry lovers turned out Thursday night at Piaget’s West Coast flagship on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills for a cocktail party and conversation with its U.S. brand ambassador Michael B. Jordan. The “Creed” star attracted a crowd including fellow actors Abbie Cornish, Anna Schafer, Sarah Wright Olsen and “This Is Us” star Lonnie Chavis, as well as Mohammed Sultan Al Habtoor.
In a question-and-answer session with Degen Pener, Jordan discussed his history with Piaget, his evolving style and favorite red-carpet looks. With help from his longtime stylist Jeff Kim, he highlighted his favorite fashion looks from a range of designers including Dior Homme, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Vivienne Westwood Man and Public School.
“Before I worked with Jeff, I didn’t really know how to dress myself. He’s helped me take a lot of risks,” said Jordan of his colorful style and embrace of pattern. His favorite Piaget timepieces include the Altiplano 60th Anniversary Limited Edition timepiece with a green patinated dial worn for the Met Gala and the diamond Altiplano 38mm 900P worn for the Golden Globe awards. On Thursday he wore the Piaget Polo S Limited Edition, which he referenced as his go-to watch for everyday.
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The Top 10 Moments of Paris Fashion Week

Larger-than-life sites, lots of waterworks and more highlights from the final leg of fashion month.
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Fashion Review: Eden in Extremis at Chanel and Alexander McQueen

Beauty in the shadow of tragedy from Karl Lagerfeld and Sarah Burton.
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Fashion Review: From Mars, That Dress Looks Awesome

New perspectives and experimentation at Valentino, Stella McCartney and Céline.
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Brussels’ Manneken-Pis Dresses Up for Fashion

FUN IN BRUSSELS: Despite its reputation for producing fashion talent, Belgium is lacking its own fashion week. The country has decided to piggyback off Paris Fashion Week to celebrate creativity in its own irreverent way — by dressing one of Brussels’ most famous landmarks, the Manneken-Pis, in an array of designer outfits.
As part of the “Belgium, uniquely phenomenal” promotional campaign that debuted earlier this year, Belgian authorities are revealing a series of outfits on the famous bronze statue of a little boy urinating. They are to appear on its social media sites throughout the day on Monday.
They include a leather worker’s outfit from Delvaux, a Belgian Pride ensemble by Jean-Paul Gaultier, a pink ribbon creation by Natan’s Edouard Vermeulen intended to raise breast cancer awareness and designs by Marina Yee and Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.
The tradition of dressing up the Manneken-Pis apparently dates back to the 17th century, and he has an incredible 970 outfits. Earlier this year, a museum displaying them opened close by the famous statue.
The statue, designed by Hieronimus Duquesnoy the Elder, is seen as a symbol of the sense of humor and independence of the people of Brussels.

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Examining Hugh Hefner’s Style: How the Playboy Founder Made Pajama Dressing a Force in Fashion

Hugh Hefner Hugh Hefner knew how to turn heads and sometimes it was solely because of his outfits.
As the tributes and memories continue to pour in from Hollywood, Playboy models and Girls Next Door…

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Fashion Review: What Does a ‘Woke Woman’ Wear?

Designers at Dior and Saint Laurent have come up with two very different proposals.
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A Look Back at Gwyneth Paltrow’s Best Fashion Moments

ESC: Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow will never stop surprising us–on the fashion front and in life.
The Goop founder turns 45 today, and oh, what a life she has lived. And the mogul is far from done. When…

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The Least-Known Most Influential Man in Fashion

Forty years after his death, it’s time to give the rocker Marc Bolan his due.
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Fashion Review: In a Fragile City, London Fashion Week Keeps Calm and Carries On

A terror attack on the city subway was only the latest evidence of an uncertain world. But London’s designers just get on with it.
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The Top 10 Moments of New York Fashion Week

Highlights from the shows, including a celebrity-packed front row at Calvin Klein and a trek to Bedford Hills, N.Y., to see Ralph Lauren’s vintage cars.
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All of the Empowering Moments at Fashion Week Spring 2018

ESC: Chromat, Hunter McGradyFashion Week gave us several reasons to smile this season.
For the last seven days, acclaimed designers did what they do best, sending creative, dynamic and, at times, eccentric new…

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All of the Empowering Moments at Fashion Week Spring 2018

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Fashion Review: Rihanna and the Fashion X Games

The Fenty collection roared back into New York, Diane Von Furstenberg embraced the fringe, and Opening Ceremony took a dance break.
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Christian Siriano Spring 2018 Proves Fashion Is for Everyone

NYFW, Gina Gershon, Danielle Brooks, Cardi B, Christian Siriano, Leslie Jones, Cardi B, Models, Patricia Clarkson“I usually don’t pay attention anymore.”
When it comes to any outside flack, that’s Christian Siriano’s response. The 31-year-old designer, who opened the doors to his…

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Leslie Jones Just Couldn’t Contain Herself During New York Fashion Week

“Can #LeslieJones PLEASE be my hype woman at every fashion show and shoot?!”
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Feeling Nostalgic for America’s Past? So is Fashion

In the wake of a contentious election, designers reworked motifs from seemingly simpler pioneer times—handmade quilts, fringed suede and bandana prints—for women who dwell far away from where the buffalo roam.
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New York Fashion Week Spring 2018: Best Celeb Street Style Looks

ESC: Street Style, Hailey BaldwinWhile fashion week is all about what’s happening on the runways, sometimes the coolest trends can be found off the catwalk.
With celebs, supermodels and industry insiders flocking to…

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Fashion Review: Tom Ford Exhumes the 1990s and It’s Almost Fabulous

New York Fashion Week begins with a history lesson. And it’s a surprising amount of fun.
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Kelly Rowland Dishes on Her First Big Fashion Splurge Back in the Destiny’s Child Days

Branded: Kelly RowlandWhen it comes to rocking street style, there are rules. Unwritten rules, of course, but rules to follow nonetheless.
But these guidelines don’t come out of thin air: They’re set…

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Is It New York Fashion Week? Or Is It Rihanna Inc.?

As some major designers decide not to show in New York, aesthetics face off against Instagram.
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What It’s Truly Like to Be a Fashion Model

“Every day that you’re working as a model, you’re objectified somehow.” Twelve models, in their own words, on issues like racism, body shaming and financial problems.
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Opening Ceremony Taps Wasikowska, Stanfield for Fashion Week Event

Opening Ceremony won’t forget the victims of Hurricane Harvey even during New York Fashion Week.
The designers and retailers will showcase their fall/winter 2017 collection in a dance performance on Sunday, Sept. 10 called “Changers.” The show was written and directed by Spike Jonze, choreographed by Ryan Heffington and will feature Mia Wasikowska and Lakeith Stanfield.
Now Opening Ceremony said the performance at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, 66 E 4th St in the East Village, will also be open to the public for four nights, Sept. 11, 12, 14 and 15. All proceeds from the ticket sales — which are $ 15 — will be donated to the Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
The performance explores the evolution of relationships and will be told through movement and dance. Following the show on Sept. 10, the Opening Ceremony fall collection will be available for pre-order.
In the past, Opening Ceremony’s founders Humberto Leon Carol Lim have teamed with Jonze on other projects including “100% Lost Cotton,” a play at the Metropolitan Opera, and a collaboration for Jonze’s movies “Her” and “Where the Wild Things Are.”

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Minnie Mouse to Attend Her First New York Fashion Week

MINNIE TAKES MANHATTAN: It’s about time: Minnie Mouse will be touching down in Manhattan next week to attend her first New York Fashion Week. Her first order of business is posing for photographs at the Empire State Building Observatory on Tuesday at 10 a.m. During her stay she plans to attend a master class at Instagram with Eva Chen, head of fashion partnerships, and visit Refinery 29 to talk trends with Annie Georgia Greenberg, fashion editor at large, video producer and host.  She may even attend a fashion week party Friday night. At press time, she had no plans to attend a fashion show, but obviously that could change once publicists get wind of her visit.
Long considered a fashion icon, Minnie has served as a muse for designers, inspiring new fashion collections and appearing in magazines and runway shows all over the world. Her classic polka-dot ensemble has been continually reimagined by the fashion industry through the decades.

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House of Finland to Celebrate Fashion Design, Innovation and More

Finland’s fashion style will be represented by the bright colors and bold patterns of the country’s best-known brand, Marimekko, at the House of Finland pop-up exhibition, Sept. 11 to 14 at 286 Gallery in New York’s Chelsea.
The iconic design house will be joined by emerging fashion labels such as Chaine, Riikka Ikäheimo Couture, Mem, Mori Collective and Shy Vibes Club, among others. Part of the point of the exhibition, organized by the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, and Finnish Tech, Design and Art, a non-profit that promotes Finnish creativity in the U.S., is to showcase the country’s range of styles, creativity and innovation.
Riikka Ikäheimo Couture’s sexy white lace dresses and purple lace gowns are slit to within a centimeter of good taste. Mem, Paula Malleus’ avant-garde collection, is created from textile waste. Revolt, her 2017 collection made from post-consumer denim, features long gowns with elaborate draping, jumpsuits and high-collared jackets.
Ivana Helsinki is an 18-year-old brand designed by Paola Ivana Suhonen, who also directs films and music videos and writes children’s books. Suhonen, who is given to romantic statements such as, “My world is for the ones who love moonlit fields, pirates, dark forests, crummy motels, champagne states of drunkenness, fragile butterflies, passionate relationships, cowboys and guardian

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New York Fashion Tech Lab Inks Accenture Deal for 2018 Partnership

New York Fashion Tech Lab has signed on Accenture as a partner for the 2018 program.
Springboard Enterprises founded NYFT Lab in 2013 with the support of retailers and fashion brands to help grow women-led emerging tech companies at the intersection of fashion, retail and technology. The company this year completed its fourth annual accelerator program. There’s some funding for the program from Springboard and the Partnership Fund for New York City, but most of the funding is from within the industry. That allows industry sponsors to learn about new tech ideas and work as mentors to further develop the ideas that they are most interested in.
Senior managing director at Accenture Jill Standish, who leads the company’s Retail Industry practice globally, said that with retailers and brands being disrupted by online “pure plays,” she sees Accenture’s role as partner with NYFT Lab to help the 2018 class participants more quickly accelerate their innovations to “better serve and connect consumers to the fashion industry.”
For the 2017 class, founding members J. Crew and Macy’s continued to participate in the program. Returning for the second year as tech partner was Microsoft. Also returning were second and third-year partners Bloomingdale’s and Kohl’s. New this year was

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Princess Diana Was Always A Fashion Icon, As These Striking Photos Show

Paying tribute to her memorable looks, 20 years after her death.
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How to Make an American Fashion Brand (No Sewing Required!)

LPA, a year-old label by the Parsons dropout and bon vivant Lara Pia Arrobio, is beloved by Lena Dunham, Emily Ratajkowski and, yes, the Kardashians.
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Vans x Karl Lagerfeld Is the Ultimate High-Low Fashion Mashup

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What to Watch: Are Separate Men’s Fashion Shows a Dying Breed?

The men’s fashion calendar is in a state of flux.
The rise of the co-ed show, where major designers are opting to show their men’s wear during the traditional February and September women’s dates, is seriously impinging on the men’s market.
Probably the hardest hit this past season was Milan Men’s Fashion Week, following the decisions by Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Missoni and Etro to go co-ed.
London was also impacted. The big names — including Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford and Moschino — all decided to show in different cities or formats, while a number of smaller calendar stalwarts were absent, too, including Sibling, which went into voluntary liquidation earlier this year; Agi & Sam, which is restrategizing, and Casely-Hayford, which is switching its focus to retail.
One bright spot on the European circuit was Pitti Uomo, the international trade show in Florence. The most recent edition in June found a calendar chock-full of shows and presentations that included J.W. Anderson and Off-White events along with special guests such as Hugo Boss, Christian Louboutin, Federico Curradi and Alanui.
Paris seemed to hold its own the best, with a bevy of new names added to the spring calendar to join the big guns: Louis Vuitton, Dries Van Noten,

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Fashion Firms Partake in Solar Eclipse Viewings Around the Country

LET THE SUNSHINE IN: While many companies held informal gatherings on their office rooftops to view the solar eclipse Monday, others initiated more formal plans for the event. Warby Parker bussed its Nashville headquarters’ employees to celebrate the eclipse at its Nashville store, Warby Parker Edgehill. The party included a performance by Futurebirds, then during the city’s one minute and 57 seconds of eclipse-induced darkness, the Nashville-based ALIAS Chamber Ensemble played a composition that they crafted especially for the occasion. Martin’s, a local barbecue joint, fired up lunch on-site for attendees.
Lividini & Co., a fashion public relations and brand strategy company at 264 West 40th Street in New York, entertained some 30 to 40 people on their rooftop Monday afternoon, including staff from other companies in the building, such as Robert Graham, as well as media. Bottled water and stars and moon cookies were served, along with sun-protection glasses.
Nike held a viewing party on it Beaverton, Ore, campus, while Nautilus threw a viewing party for hundreds in their corporate office with a glasses-decorating station, brunch and drink stations for specialty coffees and smoothies.
There were virtually no cars on the roads in Portland during what is typically the Monday morning rush hour, according

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What to Watch: Blurring Fashion, Art and Commerce at Made Los Angeles

The fusion of fashion, art and commerce continues to be a winning formula. Made Los Angeles has seized on that.
The two-day event went for a second go in Los Angeles this past June with a decidedly strong focus on the intersection of hip-hop streetwear collaborations with collections flanked by performances from Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Yung Jake and A$ AP Ferg in conjunction with labels Rochambeau, 424, Joyrich and Pleasures.
The result was a sold out show two years in a row and a spokesperson for IMG, the event’s parent, confirmed Made LA will be back in 2018.
“We wanted to do something different….Technology, music, clothes and putting it all together in one, cohesive project is pretty dope,” Pleasures’ Alex Taylor said during a panel at Made LA this year. “I think people are taking notice of that.”
Made started off in New York as a way to offer free runway space and was acquired in 2015 by WME-IMG with a bid to expand the event’s reach beyond the fashion show.
The rise of L.A. food and fashion with an existing base of music seemed like the right formula for the Los Angeles iteration, according to IMG senior vice president and managing director Catherine Bennett.

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Eva Longoria Readies for New York Fashion Week Debut With Kia STYLE360

IT’S A FIRST: Eva Longoria, Rosario Dawson and Alysia Reiner are part of the batch of well-known newcomers that will be showing during next month’s New York Fashion Week.
They will be part of Kia STYLE360’s roster at Metropolitan West, which is located at 639 West 46th Street where live-streaming the shows, 360-degree virtual reality broadcasts and Facebook Live will all be part of the deal. Staring things off on Sept. 11, will be Studio 189 by Dawson and Abrima Erwiah. The proactive duo are trying to use artisanal sustainable fashion as an agent for social change. That night Andy Hilfiger, who certainly has attended his share of runway shows over the years, will be hosting one of his own as creative director of Artistix by Greg Polisseni.
With three directing projects “Black-ish,” Dylan McDermott’s new show “L.A. to Vegas” and Kaitlin Olson’s Fox show “The Mick,” Longoria will have no trouble calling the shots at the first show for her affordable Eva Longoria Collection on Sept.r 13. Another familiar face from the small screen is Vanessa Simmons of MTV’s “Run’s House,” who has been tweeting about her upcoming fashion week debut. Bad Butterfly presented by Candice Cuoco x Vanessa Simmons is on deck for

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The Magic of Fall Fashion at the Venice Biennale

The romanticism of the city—and the vibrant tradition of artistic imagination at the Biennale—is the perfect backdrop for season’s most daring looks.
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YouTube’s ClothesEncounters Jenn Im to Launch Fashion Label

IM’S ADDED INFLUENCE: Through her popular lifestyle channel ClothesEncounters, YouTuber Jenn Im already has a captive audience in advance of this month’s launch of her fashion label Eggie.
Unveiling Aug. 22, the direct-to-consumer collection will have hints of her own favorite styles and statement pieces, including gender-neutral ones. The $ 25 to $ 79 price range is no doubt meant to make the collection within reach of her admirers — 1.5 million on Instagram alone. Shoppers will find cropped tops, bodysuits, hoodies, bomber jackets, tracksuits, jumpsuits and blazers. Those familiar with her beauty and fashion tutorials will recognize the easy style.
Earlier this year, Im was one influencer who helped digitally extend the “Donate Stuff. Create Jobs.” campaign that was organized by Goodwill and the Ad Council. The vlogger has been pretty public about her own thrifting, a practice she started doing at the age of 15. (As recently as Sunday she posted a video of her “man” thrifting her outfits.)
The Korean American Im calls Los Angeles home but she recently touched down in the Hamptons for Revolve. Introducing her own apparel label is ambitious for Im, who cofounded ClothesEncounter with Sarah Chu in 2010. In that time, her social footprint has exceeded 4.1 million

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