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Retailers say fashion brands – not athletic sneakers – stood out in Q3 – Footwear News

Fashion brands are on the rise.

After two years of sports boom, second-hand clothes and shoes are coming back in a big way, as people return to live events, meetings and offices. Over the past quarter, retailers have also noticed the change, with many citing the success of fashion brands in their assortment.

“Customers continue to shop for occasions and go back to the office and update their closets,” Nordstrom president and chief brand officer Pete Nordstrom said on a call with analysts on Tuesday. “We continue to see softness compared to last year in categories previously accelerated by the pandemic, including home and asset.”

Men’s and women’s apparel, footwear and designers were Nordstrom’s main growth drivers in the third quarter as more people traveled to in-person events and offices for work.

Industry-wide, third-quarter fashion shoe sales rose 7% to $3.5 billion, according to quarterly data from the NPD Group’s retail sales tracking service, which excludes DTC sales. By comparison, sales of leisure footwear were flat in the third quarter at $5.2 billion and performance footwear fell 6% to $2.1 billion.

As consumers spend more on sandals and second-hand shoes, fashion footwear continues to be the fastest growing segment of the footwear market this year in terms of sales, returning to pre-war levels. pandemic in 2019, found NPD. Despite the decline in athletic shoe sales, sneakers still account for the largest share of the footwear market.

Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette also noted a slowdown in sports products in the third quarter.

“Customers continue to return to in-person shopping experiences post-pandemic, and we are looking at occasion-based products, including a career in bespoke sportswear, dresses and luggage rather than pandemic categories. popular sportswear such as active, casual, sleepwear and flexwear. home, which leans more towards digital purchases,” Gennette said in a call with analysts.

Caleres said this week that athletic shoe sales fell in its Famous Footwear business in the third quarter, while non-athletic styles like loafers, flats and boots rose. This focus on used shoes has also benefited the company’s own brands, such as LifeStride, Scholl’s, Franco Sarto and Naturalizer, executives noted.

At Shoe Carnival, sales of non-athletic footwear increased 35.1% in the third quarter compared to 2019. Sales of athletic footwear increased 4.4% compared to 2019. The sales balance between footwear Sporting and non-sporting was evenly split during the quarter, with more consumers opting for fashion footwear brands. . The company expects this demand to continue through 2022.

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Shanaya Kapoor wears a denim-on-denim outfit with a bold edge; Khushi Kapoor and Ananya Panday react

Image source: INSTAGRAM/SHANAYA KAPOOR Shanaya Kapoor

Shanaya Kapoor has been turning heads for some time now even as her Bollywood debut in Karan Johar-backed Bedhadak is expected. The Debutant is undoubtedly one of the most talked about newcomers in the industry and boasts a following of fans. She regularly shares her stunning glimpses on social media. Maintaining the trajectory, the daughter of Maheep Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor has introduced a new wave of fashion trends that remain experimental, modern and stylish.

Shanaya set the internet on fire when she shared sizzling photos of herself on Instagram. She styled a denim-on-denim outfit for a photo shoot with a bold twist. Her post sparked love from netizens, including her BFFs Ananya Panday and Khushi Kapoor. ALSO READ: Salman Khan’s Niece Alizeh Agnihotri To Make Bollywood Debut With Upcoming Soumendra Padhi | DEETS

The Starkid took to Instagram to share photos from her latest photoshoot which shows her wearing a denim jacket paired with jeans, styled and clicked by Sasha Jairam. Shanaya’s outfit comes from the shelves of luxury clothing brand Balenciaga. Giving it a twist, she went shirtless for the shoot and draped a denim jacket over her body. Her denim jacket was worn inside out, revealing her toned stomach and one shoulder. Shanaya captioned her post, “Supppp.” To complete her look, Shanaya opted for open braids, mascara and flushed cheeks. Check out his photos.

Reacting to the post, Khushi Kapoor commented, “Sexy.” On the other hand, Ananya Panday wrote, “Worth the wait.” Maheep Kapoor also showered love on his daughter.

ALSO READ: Shanaya Kapoor knows how to sizzle in any outfit, from sarees to bikinis | See her HOT pics

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Sanjay Kapoor’s daughter Shanaya is set to make her acting debut with Karan Johar’s ‘Bedhadak’. She tries out the role of Nimrit. In the movie, she will be seen with Lakshya and Gurfateh Pirzada. Bedhadak, directed by Shashank Khaitan, was announced in March 2022. Shanaya’s career in Bollywood began as an assistant director for the film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, which starred her cousin, Janhvi Kapoor.

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A Gianni Versace retrospective, winners of Australian fashion winners – WWD

ICONS ONLY: Twenty-five years after his death, Gianni Versace is the subject of an upcoming retrospective at the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands which bills itself as the largest exhibition of the work of the Italian fashion designer.

The exhibition features women’s and men’s outfits, accessories, fabrics, designs, interiors and images from Versace’s heyday in the 1990s, sourced from the archives of major private collectors of his work. The Versace family and company are not involved and have not approved the event.

Visitors will be able to see iconic creations like the safety pin dress that launched Elizabeth Hurley to international stardom in 1994, on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the key looks from the fall 1991 runway that crystallized the supermodel moment, with a cast including Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell.

Liz Hurley at the premiere of “Four Weddings and a Funeral” in London in 1994.

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Gianni Versace understood the power of the media better than anyone. He laid the foundation for today’s influencers. Versace has seated celebrities rather than fashion journalists in the front rows of its shows,” the museum said in a statement.

“He also dressed them for red carpet appearances and performances. Rapper 2Pac often wore the designer’s silk shirts on stage and performed at a 1996 Versace show in Milan. Versace’s strategy has been extremely successful in reaching a mass audience,” he added.

“Gianni Versace Retrospective”, curated by Karl von der Ahé and Saskia Lubnow, will run from December 3 to May 7. It is organized in collaboration with collectors Antonio Caravano, with Sabina Albano as curator of the collection, as well as Salvatore Alderuccio and Franco Jacassi, owner of the Milanese store Vintage Delirium.

The exhibition is organized around the creator’s sources of inspiration, each gallery presenting a unique decor. One is devoted to American pop culture of the 90s and features the music of Elton John and the art of Andy Warhol, which inspired Versace’s spring 1991 collection, with multicolored prints of Marilyn Monroe . — JOELLE DIDERICH

AUSTRALIAN WINNERS: Australian artist Ken Done has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 Australian Fashion Laureates.

Considered the industry’s supreme trophy, the award was among seven Australian fashion winners who were presented at a luncheon at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on Tuesday.

One of the country’s most prominent artists, whose work has been featured in more than 100 solo exhibitions in Australia and around the world, Done, now 82, gave up a successful career as a creative director at advertising agencies in New York, London and Sydney to focus on painting full-time in 1980. His vibrant and naïve depictions of Australiana and notably Sydney landmarks helped define the cultural zeitgeist of the 80s in Australia and proved a commercial goldmine, exploiting in particular the Japanese tourism boom of the decade.

Ken Done with a model in a look from the Romance Was Born x Ken Done Resort 2023 collection during the Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022 showcase, Ken Done Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney, May 9, 2022.

Ken Done with a model in a look from the Romance Was Born x Ken Done resort 2023 collection.

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From his gallery in Sydney, Done and his wife Judy began selling T-shirts and sweatshirts featuring his prints, which proved popular. They expanded into swimwear, resort wear, bed linens, and other household items. By the end of the decade, they operated 15 stores across the country.

Merchandise Ken Done was not only a star player in Olivia Newton-John’s ’80s Koala Blue chain of stores, which operated in the United States, Asia and Europe, he also designed the logo for the Mark. His many licensing deals, at his peak, included deals with Mervyn and Bart Jacobs department stores in California.

Designer of the Year at this year’s awards was won by sibling design duo Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman, of the Camilla and Marc label.

Emerging Designer of the Year was won by Alémais label’s Lesleigh Jermanus – Jermanus’ second major award of the year, after winning the 2022 National Designer Award in July.

Indigenous Designer of the Year was awarded to Laura Thompson, co-founder of Indigenous social enterprise and fashion brand Clothing The Gaps.

Sarah Munro and Robert Sebastian Grynkofki of jewelry brand Sarah and Sebastian received the Sustainable Innovation of the Year award. Long focused on sustainability, the duo recently pledged to donate A$1 million, or $667,000 at today’s exchange rate, to ocean conservation efforts over the next decade.

The Carla Zampatti Award for Excellence in Leadership was won by Leila Naja Hibri, Chief Executive of the Australian Fashion Council.

The People’s Choice Award, which is decided by a public vote organized by Afterpay, the naming rights sponsor of Australian Fashion Week, was won by Rebecca Vallance. — PATTY HUNTINGTON

BRUNELLO’S NEW HOUSE: Brunello Cucinelli seems to have taken root in Los Angeles.

The designer, executive chairman and creative director of his eponymous fashion label, is the new owner of a 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival home in Runyon Canyon.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Brunello Cucinelli celebrates the 1st anniversary of Brunello Cucinelli's flagship store on September 2, 2021 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Brunello Cucinelli)

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The residence was purchased for $5 million in an off-market transaction, according to Dirt, revealing that the property was previously owned by entertainment executive Robert Geary for decades. It would be a five-bedroom, three-bathroom house on two floors and over 3,800 square feet. The site notes Susan Andrews and Justin Roberts of Compass represented the seller, while Brent Watson and Marco Salari, both of Coldwell Banker Realty, worked with Cucinelli on the transaction.

Born in Castel Rigone, near Perugia in Italy, Cucinelli is known to have resided in a 17th-century villa in Solomeo, Italy, since the 1980s. His headquarters are nearby. The brand, which went public in 2012, has grown significantly since its inception. Launching the company in 1978 with a line of dyed cashmere knitwear, Cucinelli is known for offering a wide range of luxury products internationally.

In Los Angeles, her neighbors would include composer Harald Kloser, filmmaker Alan Ball, actress Katey Sagal and actor Julian Morris. — RYMA CHIKHOUNE

IN THE GARDEN: The golden pop-up.

British jewelry brand Missoma has opened its first pop-shop in London Covent Garden. The business is on an upward trajectory, in 2021 it recorded 74% growth in sales to £33m, up from £19m in 2020.

A temporary physical store is intended to allow the brand to test the temperature of retail. Missoma already has counters in the department stores Selfridges and Liberty’s Jewelery Hall.

“It feels like a new opportunity because it gives us the freedom to experiment and create as we want. We can also set the rules, like put Missoma x Mirabeau Late Night Shopping every Thursday and exclusive style events that will feature amazing partners [to be announced soon]Marisa Hordern, Managing Director and Creative Director of the brand, told WWD.


There was a request from the Missoma community for a brick and mortar location.

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“As we grow, we create physical spaces where we can connect with our community, and our community can connect with our product in real life. We understand that physical retail is essential to growing our market share and evolve our brand,” she continued.

There was a request from the Missoma community for a brick and mortar. The brand will neighbor the annual Covent Garden Christmas tree, a conscious move by Hordern.

“Our jewelery is handcrafted by artisans – from its design in our Notting Hill studio, to the encrustation of hand-cut gemstones and the hand-painting of our enamel,” Hordern said, focusing on the four pillars of Missoma that have helped the brand. succeed: community, craftsmanship, sustainability and style.

The company is working on its Worn on Repeat campaign, which emphasizes longevity and portability. “It also ties in with our efforts to create less, but better,” added Horden.

“Our sustainability initiatives and how we work to reduce our carbon footprint will be front and center. This year, we will take our first steps towards circularity, in partnership with Center of Saint Martin. We will give MA Design students our unsold jewelry to recycle into new pieces from which we will choose a winning design. This design will inspire a limited-edition collection that we will be selling locally,” Horden said. —HIKMAT MOHAMMED

STELLA’S HOLIDAYS: For the holidays, Stella McCartney has teamed up with Neiman Marcus to launch a partywear capsule of ready-to-wear and accessories. To celebrate the exclusive collection, Neiman Marcus is holding three pop-ups at its Coral Cables, Florida; North Park, Texas and San Francisco locations.

“Blending a celebratory spirit with conscious sensibilities, the capsule embodies timeless sex appeal on a vibrant nature-inspired palette,” the brand said in a statement.

A look inside Stella McCartneyholiday pop-up at Neiman Marcus.

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The capsule collection includes 10 cocktail and evening dresses, two vegan Falabella bags and a crystal mesh slide in the brand’s cruelty-free and responsible materials. McCartney’s dresses display a festive attitude with hot-set lead-free crystal accents, as seen on the off-the-shoulder asymmetrical Grecian dress in purple and red silky viscose satin or body-hugging mesh cocktail dresses . The collection’s crystal embellishments and twisted, cut-out, sculptural bra detailing on the jersey numbers would have been references to the designer’s fall collection. —EMILY MERCER

A sneak peek at Stella McCartney’s holiday pop-up at Neiman Marcus.

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Benzema’s absence could be a blessing in disguise for France

DOHA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Karim Benzema’s last-minute withdrawal has been branded a blow by everyone in the France squad, but could actually be a blessing in disguise as Kylian Mbappe is now set to be linked with his favorite attacking partner to Olivier Giroud. .

Mbappe and Benzema combined brilliantly at times, but the Paris St Germain striker says Giroud’s style of play probably suits him better.

AC Milan’s sole attacking position provides Mbappe with perfect support in or near the box as he and Benzema could have taken each other’s space.

The two are set to start together in the defending champions’ Group D opener against Australia on Tuesday, with Ousmane Dembele adding his speed and Antoine Griezmann his tempo control skills.

“With France, I have more freedom than with my club, the coach knows that he has a number nine like Olivier who weighs in defense,” Mbappé said in September, when Giroud was recalled from the club. absence of Benzema, injured.

“So that gives me space to ask for the ball.”

France beat Austria 2-0 in the Nations League and Mbappe was full of praise for Giroud.

“He was higher up the pitch, the three of us could combine (with Griezmann) without being cut off from the rest of the team,” Mbappe said.

Giroud, who at 36 is two goals shy of Thierry Henry’s all-time record in France with 51 goals, wholeheartedly agrees.

“I’m a target man. In my career I’ve played with players who like my style because they can use me. It’s something Kylian likes, it’s a bonus for him,” said Giroud said last week.

Benzema was ruled out of the tournament on Saturday with a thigh injury.

He was not replaced in the 25-man squad by coach Didier Deschamps.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ed Osmond

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England win World Cup title after beating favorites France

England broke a 14-year drought and won the 2021 Wheelchair World Cup title after beating France 28-24 in spectacular fashion on Saturday morning (AEDT) in Manchester.

With the scores locked with less than 10 minutes to play, it was skipper Tom Halliwell who crossed the line in the 77th minute to hand the hosts their first World Cup championship since 2008.

Trailing 14-6 in the first half, it was Jack Brown who sparked a late charge for the hosts, scoring a brace to end his incredible World Cup campaign as the competition’s leading try scorer.

After a poor ball game from the English, France pocketed the first points of the final with Lionel Alazard scoring a penalty in the second minute of the match.

Arrived in the 9th minute and it was Alazard with the first try of the game. France produced a deft raid down the left side to send the 2021 Team of the Tournament representative over the line for an eight-point lead.

But 10 minutes later England fought back through skipper Halliwell who revealed a breach in the French defense and fought their way over the line to go under the hosts’ posts.

Although England star Jack Brown entered the fray in the 25th minute, France began to show their true colors when Jeremy Bourson curled a pass to winger Mostefa Abassi who crossed the line intact to score and give the French an eight-point lead.

As has been the case throughout the tournament, Jack Brown’s speed was causing all sorts of problems on the pitch and moments after he was denied a try, the Queensland local found space and fought his way past several French defenders to score, reducing the deficit. 14-12 at the break.

England came straight out of the sheds and with a smooth ball movement down the left side found Lewis King who crossed into the corner to give England their first lead.

With the defending champions starting to look shaken, it was magic man Brown who outmaneuvered the French defense and snuck inside to extend his side’s lead.

In the 56th minute, France fought back after Nicolas Clausells dodged several defenders before finding his 59-year-old Uncle Gilles stretching to score. Completing the nephew-uncle combination, Nicolas converted the family’s attempt to bring his side within two points of the hosts.

As things began to pick up dramatically in Manchester, mistakes began to prove costly for both teams, with England and France scoring goals on the pitch, but after the defending champions netted a second penalty shot, the scores were locked 24-24 with nine minutes remaining.

In the 77th minute, all of England’s supporters at the Manchester stadium were on their feet when Halliwell, on the final tackle, forced his way through a desperate French defense and scored down the left to give his side their first final of World Cup in 14 years.

Match Snapshot

  • Lionel Alazard, 40, scored 29 goals for France in this year’s World Cup final.
  • Jack Brown finished the tournament as the top try scorer with 17 tries in five matches.
  • Azard, Frenchmen Jeremy Bourson, Jack Brown and Seb Bechara have all been selected in this year’s team of the tournament.
  • France and England have contested the last two wheelchair World Cup finals in 2013 and 2017, with the French emerging triumphant each time.
  • The last time England beat France was in the 2008 World Cup group stage.
  • Tom Halliwell was the player of the match.

Game of the game

It was when World Cup star Jack Brown entered the fray in the first half that Manchester’s stadium came to life on Tuesday morning. With his incredible speed and agility, Brown led England’s charge in the second half but it was in the 38th minute of the game that Brown did what he does best. After England moved the ball from left to right, Brown charged down the line and snuck inside the England defense to put his side ahead by two tries.

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Adidas NFT Digital Fashion Holders

In December last year, Adidas launched its NFT offering by announcing an NFT collection of physical and digital products, revealed through comics and created in collaboration with BAYC, Gmoney and Punks Comics. Members of its drop app (called Confirmed) were granted early access to purchase “Into the Metaverse” NFTs, which promised to grant access to wear digital items, purchase physical products, and access to experiences. He then partnered with Prada on a project that invited the community to submit selfies, resulting in a large-scale artwork that shared revenue with contributors. Adidas’ fall into the metaverse has already resulted in considerable side deals.

Adidas is one of the highest ranked brands among branded NFTs, according to a recent data aggregation. Although Nike is far ahead thanks to its acquisition of Rtfkt, with revenues of over $185 million in August, Adidas’ revenues of over $11 million (also in August) are not to be overlooked. Puma, for example, earned around $1.3 million in primary and secondary sales. In secondary sales, Adidas made over $176 million (compared to Nike’s over $1.3 billion), but beat all other branded NFT offerings studied.

Earlier this month, Puma brand manager Adam Petrick said Business in vogue that a digital-first design philosophy had already offered creative inspiration to its in-house talent. Rtfkt, meanwhile, has begun physically producing community-informed plays. Nike, meanwhile, plans to ask its Web3 audience for feedback on designs, with the eventual aim of sharing royalties. All of this points to a huge acceleration in creativity and co-ownership.

The virtual collection “represents an idea of ​​wearables that can transcend time and space, a highly diverse community, and a level of usefulness that can be explored and even discovered as worlds and avatars take on new forms” , Galway said.

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She announces the return of the end of year parade

A model walks the catwalk at the Elle Fashion Show in 2017. Photo courtesy of Elle

Elle Fashion Show, hosted by famed fashion magazine Elle, will return in December after two years of Covid-19, promising a fresh perspective from the next generation of Vietnamese designers.

The theme of the event is Dream of New Beginnings. This year’s show will feature the latest collections from four designers Cuong Dam (CHATS by C.DAM), Tom Trandt (HANOIA), Ngo Hoang Kha (KHAAR) and Le Thuy Giang (SUBTLE LE NGUYEN).

In his new collection for KHAAR, designer Ngo Hoang Kha will showcase designs from recycled materials and apply 3D technology in prototyping, saving time and reducing waste.

Tom Trandt will include lacquer designs in his latest HANOIA collection. Designer Cuong Dam’s collection, meanwhile, is inspired by modern women, while Le Thuy Guang seeks to emphasize elegance and minimalism.

The four designers are inspired by traditional Vietnamese culture, although their styles, design ideas and orientations are different.

“In this show, She only wants to showcase fashion, so we don’t need famous people to walk the catwalk. What we want the audience to see is a story of fabrics and shapes, combined with music and light,” said Cao Trung Hieu, the show’s director.

Elle Fashion Show 2022 will be held on December 17 at The Global City, District 2, Thu Duc City, with over 100 models and a 130-meter runway.

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Everything you need to know about the men’s show – WWD

MILAN — As Pitti Uomo gearing up for its 103rd edition from January 10-13 with more exhibitors, square footage and likely more attendees, the Italian menswear sector is on a slow but steady growth trajectory.

According to preliminary data provided by Confindustria Moda, in the first seven months of 2022 the sector generated 4.1 billion euros in exports, an increase of 6% compared to the same period in 2021.

The United States largely contributed to this positive performance, as exports to the country soared 46.7% to 390 million euros, while China reduced its imports of Italian men’s fashion items by 12.6% in the seven months to July 31.

Claudio Marenzi, President of Pitti Immagine, noted optimistically that “there are clouds ahead of us, but our industry goes on.” He cited continued supply chain hiccups, rising energy costs and geopolitical instability that are undermining consumer confidence.

The latter, echoed by Raffaello Napoleone, managing director of Pitti Imagine, is pushing fashion companies to review their last-minute plans, weighing on the supply chain.

The same rushed attitude is reflected in attendance confirmations, although Napoleone said the men’s show already had 759 confirmed brands, 40% of which are from abroad, compared to 680 participating companies last June.

This will allow the tradeshow operator to extend its surface to the Fortezza da Basso, reopening areas that had remained unexploited in the most recent editions. In addition, the Florence site should undergo renovations which should begin between 2023 and 2024.

“It’s going to be a vigorous edition,” suggested Napoleone. “There is no other European tradeshow touting our curation and known to wholesalers around the world as a point of reference for their buying appointments,” he added.

The winter living room theme“Pittiway”, will guide visitors through the exhibition center with Pitti UomoThe signature sections have been further developed.

They include the Super Styling search space hosting 180 brands and an enriched S|Style section dedicated to sustainable brands; a stronger international footprint in the Futuro Maschile area and the return of the I Go Out section dedicated to outerwear companies, with a focus on performance and sportswear.

As well as continuing to spotlight Northern European brands through the display of the Scandinavian Manifesto, Pitti Uomo will focus on Japan this season, installing the J Quality Factory Brand Project, a showcase of the country’s J-approved manufacturers. Quality under design direction. by Yaya Nakata of Postelegant and the Japan Leather Project, and an exhibition of six accessory brands selected by Jila, or Japan Leather and Leather Goods Association.

As noted, city events will include a guest designer Martine Roseparade on January 12 and Jan-Jan Van Essche‘s presentation the day before as a designer project of the fair.

Other brands mounting displays in Florence include Pierre-Louis Mascia, who is celebrating his 15-year partnership with manufacturer Achille Pinto with an installation and event on January 11 at the Palazzo Antinori.

A newcomer to the show, British artist and designer Luke Edward Hall will mount a dedicated installation inside the Sala delle Nazioni for his fashion brand Chateau Orlando, introduced in 2021 in partnership with Milan-based strategic consultancy Wemanage.

Aware of changing trends and business opportunities, Pitti Uomo presents two new sections for the first time. Called The Sign and Pittipets, they are dedicated to design objects and clothing for pets respectively.

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Asian and African teams are opposite in terms of head coaching experience

When Iran needed a new coach ahead of the World Cup, they looked to experience. Carlos Queiroz is just three games away from his current stint in Iran, but he already knows his players well having coached them for almost 100 games during his previous stint, including at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups.

Queiroz, who has led seven national teams on four continents, spent more time in the international dugout than any other manager at the 2022 World Cup. This will be his fourth World Cup, as he also led Portugal in 2010.

In the opposing technical box for Iran’s opening match at the 2018 World Cup was Frenchman Hervé Renard. He then ruled Morocco. He now coaches Saudi Arabia, his fifth national team. Renard, best known for his success in the African Cup of Nations with Zambia and Ivory Coasthelped Saudi Arabia qualify comfortably for the World Cup, topping a group including Australia and Japan.

The coaches of the other three Asian teams present at the World Cup also have a lot of experience. South Korea head coach Paulo Bento coached his home country Portugal in 2014, and Australian Graham Arnold coached the Socceroos for more than 50 games on three occasions and coached assistant for Australia at the 2010 World Cup.

Japan’s Hajime Moriyasu and Qatar head coach Félix Sánchez also coached their teams for over 50 games each and coached their youth teams before securing the top job. Sánchez has worked across the age groups starting at Under-19 level and as a result has coached Qatar’s top players such as Akram Afif and Almoez Ali for almost a decade now.

The head coaches of Asian participants in the World Cup have on average more than 100 matches of international experience. African coaches have much less experience, with one exception: the Senegalese Aliou Cissé.

Cissé has been in charge of Senegal since 2015, taking them to the 2018 World Cup and winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. He is one of the most experienced coaches at the World Cup, but the coaches of the other four participants Africans have much less experience.

For the first time, each The African team at the World Cup will be led by a local coach.

But this trend is very recent, with Morocco, Tunisia, Ghana and Cameroon all changing head coaches in 2022.

In three of those four cases, the current head coach was promoted from the assistant position or from one of the youth teams. Moroccan Walid Regragui is the exception, leaving Wydad AC in August to replace Vahid Halilhodžić.

If ever a coach were to feel mistreated, it would be Halilhodžić, who qualified for the World Cup with Ivory Coast, Algeria and Japan before repeating the feat with Morocco, but three times , he was replaced before the tournament. The only time he managed to manage at the World Cup was when he reached the round of 16 with Algeria in 2014.

After landing the job in Morocco, Regragui quickly Reinstated key player Hakim Ziyechwho had been let go by Halilhodžić, but only coached the team for two friendlies in September before this international break.

The other three head coaches were appointed just before the high-pressure World Cup qualifiers.

The Ghanaian Otto Addo replaced the Serb Milovan Rajevac, himself in post for just over four months. Addo was born in Germany but of Ghanaian descent, and when qualifying for the World Cup, he quickly sought players in Europe who were eligible for Ghana like Iñaki Williams of Athletic Bilbao and Tariq Lamptey of Brighton and Hove Albion.

Rigobert Song and his Cameroon team qualified for the World Cup in spectacular fashion, scoring in the very last minute of extra time to beat Algeria. Like Addo, Song has added the likes of Georges-Kévin Nkoudou, Enzo Ebosse and Bryan Mbeumo to his team.

Tunisia’s head coach, Jalel Kadri, replaced a local coach, Mondher Kebaier. Kadri has lost just one of his eight games in charge, and that loss was against World Cup favourites, Brazil.

The African nations present at the World Cup hope that their new coaches’ knowledge of their local players will make up for the lack of experience.

France head coach Didier Deschamps, the longest-serving coach at this World Cup, had already coached the world champions for around 50 matches at the top of the 2018 World Cup. Croatians, Zlatko Dalić, meanwhile, was only named one game before the World Cup play-offs, like Rigobert Song, Otto Addo and Jalel Kadri.

They hope to match Croatia’s success and show that local coaches can bring success to Africa on the biggest stage.

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Joules on brink of collapse with 1,600 jobs at risk after emergency talks collapse

Fashion retailer Joules is on the verge of collapse after the company revealed it was set to appoint directors.

Around 1,600 jobs are at risk after the company failed to secure a vital cash injection in another blow to the UK’s high street.

The brand said it discussed an emergency fundraising appeal with investors, including its founder Tom Joule, had failed and it was planned to notify the administrators as soon as possible.

Its subsidiaries, including online home and garden retailer The Garden Trading Company, were also threatened with closure.

Joules said, “The board is taking this action to protect the interests of its creditors.”

The Leicestershire-based chain is set to suspend trading in its shares, adding that further announcements will be made “in due course”.

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He will notify administrators “as soon as reasonably possible,” he said in today’s announcement.

The retailer’s impending collapse comes after furniture giant went into administration earlier this month, putting hundreds of jobs at risk.

The company stopped taking new orders before negotiations over a possible bailout deal broke down.

Next bought the brand, websites and intellectual property, with the deal resulting in 320 layoffs and the loss of 79 employees who had already resigned.

Next had also been in talks with Joules over a deal to buy a minority stake in the business, but talks broke down in September.

What does this mean for customers?

People who have existing orders with Joules have been warned that companies going into administration may not accept returned items.

Lisa Webb, which one? Consumer rights expert said if items weren’t delivered, customers should try to claim a refund, but there was no guarantee they would get their money back.

She said: “The cost of repairs for faulty items could still be claimed if they came with a warranty.

“If you bought something with your credit card for more than £100, the card provider is jointly liable for any breach of contract.

“You can make a claim under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act if the item is faulty or undelivered. If you have paid for goods which cost less than £100 on a credit or debit card , you may be able to claim a chargeback.

What does this mean for staff?

Joules has around 1,600 workers whose jobs are now at risk after the fashion company was pushed to the brink of collapse.

The company said it would file a notice of intention to appoint Interpath Advisory as directors.

After closed, around 400 of its 500 employees lost their jobs after the online furniture company agreed to sell its brand, websites and intellectual property to Next.

In a statement, the parent company of the Joules Group said: “On 7 November 2022, the company announced that it was in advanced discussions with a number of strategic investors to provide fundamental investment in a process to increase its capital.

“The company also announced that it is in discussions regarding a bridge financing proposal to enable continued progress with the refinancing plans mentioned above.

“The Board of Directors confirms that these discussions with various parties were unsuccessful and are now complete.”

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2022 MTV EMA Red Carpet Fashion

Click through the gallery above to see red carpet fashion from the 2022 MTV EMAs.

Taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany, and hosted by celebrity couple Rita Ora and Taika Waititi, the MTV European Music Awards will celebrate some of the world’s biggest hitmakers, featuring Harry Styles, Lizzo, Adele, Nicki Minaj, Jack Harlow and more. others vying for nominations.

It’s been five years since Ora made her EMA host debut at the 2017 ceremony in London. This time around, she will be joined by actor and director Taika Waititi.

The couple will host a star-studded evening at the PSD Bank Dome, with performances by Ava Max, Bebe Rexha, David Guetta, Gorillaz, Lewis Capaldi and Muse.

In addition to celebrating the biggest stars in the world, the ceremony will highlight three inspiring Ukrainian women: Lina Deshvar, Anna Kutova and Anfisa Yakovina. The activists will receive the MTV EMA Generation Change Award for their efforts in the fight for those affected by the humanitarian crisis in their native Ukraine.

Awards aside, EMAs are famous for their memorable red carpet moments. From Miley Cyrus’ white high-cut leotard in 2013 to Rita Ora’s white bathrobe and towel in 2017, celebs seem to be letting loose when it comes to these awards.

To see all of this year’s red carpet celebrity style, click through the gallery above.

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The 15th edition of the Festival of Hope

New Delhi, November 13 (IANSlife): The crème de la crème of Delhi-NCR were treated to an evening that included all the elements of unforgettable indulgence – Couture, Fashion, Glamor and Charity.

Cancer survivors and other celebrities marched that evening while being styled and costumed by designer Varun Bahl and wearing jewelry by Archana Aggarwal. Bollywood actress Sanjana Sanghi, Dr. Blossom Kochhar, MD PVR Sanjeev Bijli, Dr. Amit Bhasin, Anushman Khaitan and Dr. Anjali Hooda Sangwan were some of the celebrities who walked the runway. Lake Forest Wines and hospitality IREO Grand Hyatt, Gurgaon supported the occasion.

“There are heroes among us, who fight a daily battle – cancer. All they do is keep HOPE. And that’s how we do it. Celebrate the spirit and courage of warriors I appreciate Varun & Archana’s contribution to this initiative to make it look bigger,” says Shalini Vig, Founder of FOH, highlighting the foundation’s success.

Sanjana Sanghi looks exquisite in Neety Singh Jewellery’s gold Navratan polki choker paired with jadau and polki kadas.

“I am so happy to have partnered with the Festival of Hope this year for their wonderful initiative, in support of cancer survivors. Since I started my couture brand, I have always tried to find different ways to give back , and that’s always been the main reason I keep doing what we do. I’ve always been associated with the Festival of Hope and what better way to contribute to their amazing cause than with fashion,” says fashion designer Varun Bahl.

“The Festival of Hope, true to its name, brings sunshine into the lives of cancer survivors. It is an exceptional dedication and involvement for a very noble cause, which only selfless people can do. I wish Shalini and all her team much happiness and continued success”, says Archana Aggarwal, famous jewelry designer.

A group called Festival of Hope honors the bravery and spirit of cancer survivors. The Festival of Hope has transformed the charity sector through its distinctive use of fashion and design. We organize fashion shows featuring renowned Indian designers, as well as other cancer awareness events. However, conveying to our audience that there is life after cancer has been our primary focus. We celebrate cancer survivors and the passion it takes to defeat the disease through our events.

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Live Updates: US Consumer Confidence Falls Despite Slowing Inflation

Shares of European luxury goods makers rose, in part on optimism that demand in China will pick up after Beijing eased some of its Covid-19 quarantine measures for the first time since June.

Cartier owner Richemont, which released a buoyant half-year earnings report on Friday, at one point in the day led the charge on the benchmark Stoxx 600 index. Its Zurich-listed shares, which gained as much as ‘at 12.4% on Friday, were recently up 10.5%, on track for their biggest daily percentage gain since May. Friday’s gains reduced the group’s decline for the year to 13%.

The rally in European luxury stocks comes after “positive” news that Beijing’s “restrictions may start to ease”, said Natasha Brilliant, luxury analyst at Credit Suisse, adding that investors are “hopeful of a story of recovery in China”.

“The key questions for near-term luxury investors are very much centered on when China might reopen and how quickly Chinese demand for luxury will rebound,” she said.

Luxury groups have reported in recent weeks a rebound in consumer spending in areas that have opened up in China.

Shares of other European luxury goods makers, such as LVMH, Kering, Pernod Ricard and Hermès, gained on Friday, along with Milan-based fashion house Moncler and French designer Dior.

Richemont, which owns Chloé and Van Cleef & Arpels and produces high-end jewelry and watches popular with Chinese buyers, benefits from a dynamic Asia-Pacific as it generates more sales there than any other region.

Asia-Pacific contributes 39% of group revenue, putting the company on track to benefit from a return of Chinese to stores.

Store sales in mainland China and Macau, due to the zero Covid policy, led to double-digit revenue declines in the first six months of the year, Richemont said in Friday’s statement. The decline was partially mitigated by sales elsewhere in the region.

China said on Friday it would ease its quarantine restrictions for close contacts and foreign visitors for the first time since its Communist Party congress last month.

Beijing has become an international outlier with its zero Covid policy of lockdowns and mass testing that has stifled consumer spending at home.

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I’m a fashion expert – where to buy the best high street flattering flares and steal Kate Middleton’s style

WIDE-LEG pants, loved by stars from Kate Middleton to Phoebe Waller-Bridge, are a staple this season.

Clemmie Fieldsend shows you how to get a premium look at High Street prices.



This pair of wide leg pants from Asos have a plush feel

Cozy, comfortable clothes are all we want this time of year, and these wide leg pants have a plush feel, making them warm and comforting.

Pair it with complementary textures, like a chunky sweater, and throw on a trusty raincoat to keep the weather at bay.

  • Trench coat, £66 and brown trousers, £25,
  • white shirt, £15, Primark
  • cream jumper, £29.50, Marks & Spencer
  • bag, £39.99, Katie Loxton
  • shoes, £85, Dune


This wide leg joggers style creates a casual look


This wide leg joggers style creates a casual look

Flares aren’t always stiff and form-fitting. This wide leg joggers style creates a casual look, while the bold pop of color makes you look anything but sloppy.

Similar sporty fabrics, like the nylon in this coat, bring the whole outfit together – perfect for a jaunt to the shops.

  • Quilted jacket, £30, Asda
  • White t-shirt, £9,
  • red trousers, £29.50, Marks & Spencer
  • earrings, £10, River Island
  • bag, £23.99, new look
  • trainers, £32,


Their razor-sharp darts keep the look sleek for work


Their razor-sharp darts keep the look sleek for work

PINSTRIPES are synonymous with workwear, but you can give them a modern update with these bell bottoms.

Ultra-wide ’70s-style leg with deep cuffs balances the body for those with a pear shape.

Plus, their razor-sharp darts keep the look sleek for work.


Pair this pair of tailored flares with similar straight shaped partings to create a clean look for fuller silhouettes.


Pair this pair of tailored flares with similar straight shaped partings to create a clean look for fuller silhouettes.

CAMEL colored pants are a great wardrobe staple – they act as a neutral and go with any color for every season.

Pair this pair of tailored flares with similar straight shaped partings to create a clean look for fuller silhouettes.


Checks are huge for fall/winter and instantly bring a stylish edge to plain looks


Checks are huge for fall/winter and instantly bring a stylish edge to plain looks

WHY not tick two fashionable boxes with these chic pants?

Checks are huge for fall/winter and instantly bring a stylish edge to plain looks.

At the same time, their wide-legged silhouette lends a designer-inspired finish.

  • Camel Blazer, £49.99, Mango
  • cream turtleneck, £10, Primark
  • striped jumper, £55, Oliver Bonas
  • pants, £38, Next
  • shoes, £24.99, New Look.
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The darkest shade is slimming


The darkest shade is slimming

DENIM bootcuts are the classic look when it comes to flares.

For a more mature and up-to-date look, it’s always best to go for a dark indigo shade with minimal fuss.

The darker shade is slimming and can be dressed up with a glam top, or down with this tonal cardigan.

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India Fashion Awards unveils a star-studded jury for its third and most glamorous edition

~India Fashion Awards is the only fashion award in India~

~The powerful, star-studded jury includes Dia Mirza, Raghavendra Rathore, Menaka Gandhiand other prominent fashion, entertainment and business dignitaries~

NEW DELHI, November 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — One of the fashion industry’s most unique initiatives – Rajnigandha pearls presents the India Fashion Awards, which honor the contribution of the industry’s unsung heroes, announce their third edition scheduled for 13e December 2022 in Andaz, delhi.

After the resounding success of the first two editions, this year the India Fashion Awards will be bigger, brighter and more glamorous than ever. India Fashion Awards is going to attend a star-studded evening of Fashion, Entertainment and Business segment.

This edition will be dazzled by the presence of members of the jury who need no introduction, some of them are Dia Mirza, Raghavendra Rathore, Nikhil Kamat, Shalini Passi, Maneka Gandhi, Ambika Pillai, Kunal Rawal, Friend Patel, Carole GraciasTarun Khiwal and Ravi Jaipuria.

Over the past few decades, the fashion industry has contributed significantly to the growth of the Indian economy. This promising sector of the country continues to set new milestones of success and industry benchmarks on the global fashion scene. However, the industry and all of its stakeholders have somehow failed to recognize and appreciate the talent and effort behind the success of india booming fashion industry. India Fashion Awards has been organized to stir up a new wave of enthusiasm and motivation in the fashion industry and bestow good professionals with deserving praise and admiration. Under the passionate leadership of Mr. Sanjay Nigamthe founder of the India Fashion Awards, Mr. pathak wave as President and acclaimed fashion designer, Mr. Rocky S. as Creative Director, India Fashion Awards is a unique and valuable celebration of the Indian fashion industry. It not only recognizes but also promotes the creativity, passion, innovation and talent of fashion and lifestyle industry champions globally.

In its effort to put show directors in the limelight, the IFA recently launched the inaugural Little Tags Luxury Show Directors’ Night for the first time in the country. A unique event celebrating the efforts of these directors towards fashion. The directors, who are the backbone and literally the heart and soul of fashion weeks, received a long-awaited and well-deserved standing ovation on a truly glamorous evening. Among those who were appreciated and recognized were Aparna and Anisha, Lubna Adams, Lokesh Sharma, Rashmi VirmaniVahbiz Mehta, Liza Varmaand Kapil Gauhri.

Talking about the upcoming third edition of India Fashion Awards Mr. Sanjay NigamFounder of India Fashion Awards & Fashion Entrepreneur Fund shared, “The Indian fashion industry has enormous potential. Our fashion industry contributors, especially young talents, are breaking stereotypes and making substantial contributions in building the future of the industry. of fashion.Enhancing not only the status of Indian fashion industry on the world level but also as pioneers in the fashion industry.India Fashion Awards is the platform that celebrates such talents, recognizes their invaluable contribution and gives them a chance to shine as they deserve.

India Fashion Awards Artistic Director, renowned fashion designer star rock expressed his thoughts on the theme and direction of the event as “From the concept of decoration to the use of conscious production practices, India Fashion Awards represents the cultures and traditions of modern India as the main theme of this year. There has been a surge in conscious consumerism, influencers ethical fashion and fashion brands aiming to integrate sustainable practices into their supply chains and brand language.With the same attention and vision, India fashion Awards for its third edition instilled the concept of sustainability as the underlying theme of the event.”

This year will be a huge step forward for the India Fashion Awards as it will recognize award categories such as New Age Fashion Stylist of the Year, New Age Show Director of the Year, New Age Fashion Photographer of the Year, New Age Model of the Year Ramp. , New Age Talent Management Agency of the Year, and many more. It will be a sign that the India Fashion Awards are once again trying to find other ways to reward young talents in the fashion industry. Adding these categories could, in theory, help young fashion entrepreneurs gain recognition on global platforms.

The first edition of Rajnigandha Pearls Presents India Fashion Awards was held at February 2020 in delhi (in association with DLF Avenue). Politician Maneka Gandhibusinessman Ravi Kant Jaipuriaand designers Leena Singh and star rock were part of the impressive jury process. The list of winners included: Candice Pinto: Legendary Model; RohitBal: Iconic Designer; Manish Malhotra: The label of the year and its personalized design; Gaurav Gupta: People’s Choice Designer of the Year; Shahnaz Husain: Beauty Industry Torchbearer and others.

The second edition of Rajnigandha Pearls Presents India Fashion Awards was held on 25e September. It was hosted by Hussain Kuwajerwala and the list of winners included names like Sunil Grover, Miss Malini, Anamika Khanna, Abu Jani & Sandeep KhoslaShantanu & Nikhil, among many others.

About Indian Fashion Awards:

India Fashion Awards is from Asia prestigious platform, movement and organization that aims to recognize, salute and showcase the creativity and innovation of fashion heroes to a global audience. The organization celebrates and honors fashion designers, models, photographers, artisans and all other levels of individuals whose outstanding contribution takes the Indian fashion industry to new heights. The platform strives to support Indian fashion, showcasing the creativity and exemplary work of industry members and recognizing the excellence they demonstrate.


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Naomie Olindo shows off a fast and French breakfast order in Charleston

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As she’s shown on social media over the years, Naomie Olindo tends to start her mornings off with a range of foods and drinks. While some days start at 10 a.m. Taco Bell Order, others start with a green smoothie of Hustle Smoothie Bar. However, as she shared in a recent Instagram post, there is a flat le Southern charm the actor considers his first breakfast choice.

In an Instagram Story photo from Nov. 8, Naomie shared a glimpse of her morning as she sat at an outdoor table at the Charleston Cafe Gaulart & Maliclet Fast and French. “Favorite breakfast,” she captioned her photo of the meat, cheese, bread and fruit plate she enjoyed.

Naomie showed off some of her other favorite dishes during her 30th anniversary party in August. Guests at her garden party were treated to an impressive variety of oysters, shrimp, deviled eggs and many other items. The “biggest birthday weekend finale”, however, was a custom menu from the Nextdough girl food truck, which included sourdough bagels with a variety of topping options and sausage cookies.

She also had a food-focused celebration one year before. While celebrating her 29th birthday, Naomie experienced an incredible Saqui-Sushi dinner and a superb floral cake. At the time, Naomie showed her gratitude for the evening, write in a caption“How do I deserve this?”

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The Road to Bode’s Back-to-Back Menswear Designer of the Year Awards

On Monday, designer Emily Adams Bode Aujla de Bode earned one of the CFDA’s most prestigious awards — Menswear Designer of the Year — for the second time in a row. Beating Fear of God’s Jerry Lorenzo, AMIRI’s Mike Amiri, Thom Browne and Willy Chavarria, the two-time crowned visionary achieved a fashion feat that only Thom Browne, Tom Ford and John Varvatos have accomplished before her. Sitting among the industry’s top talent, Bode’s eponymous label now comfortably rules the helm of American menswear. The question is: how did she do it?

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Bode was raised by a family of heritage connoisseurs. She became an avid patron of the city’s antique shops and fairs, thanks to her mother and aunt’s penchant for browsing vintage markets. His grandfather, a collector of American antiquities, also gave him an appreciation for ancient relics. After moving to New York in 2008 to attend Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lang College, Bode discovered that his family’s legacy in antiquity – or the “bode Bode”, as it is known in fashion – had stayed. With her dual BA-BFA degree in menswear design and philosophy, the rising designer began breathing new life into vintage and unsold textiles through fashion.

In 2016, after stints at Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs, Bode founded his eponymous menswear label in his Lower East Side apartment. The imprint originally existed as a sewing studio, producing one-by-one pieces from antique textiles including New England quilts, hand-spun Indian fabrications, handkerchiefs and old blankets. decades from flea markets around the world. The result was a burgeoning portfolio of original, no-nonsense menswear. Although critics initially scoffed at the idea of ​​purple blankets and embroidered tops hanging in men’s wardrobes, Bode was undeterred.

“Even if I do pink quilts or embroidered shirts, it’s the guys [who are] wear it,” she said The fade seven months after launching his label. “The colors are bright: it’s fun, it’s whimsical, but it’s still very masculine. It’s weird to read that people say, “That doesn’t look like men’s clothes.”

Suffice it to say, Bode’s subtle opposition to the status quo has led the New York fashion scene to embrace his thought-provoking, sustainability-conscious designs. In 2018, Bode became the first designer to walk the runway during New York Men’s Week. Opening a new door for women in menswear, Bode presented a collection that transformed materials ranging from mattress covers to vinyl upholstery and tapestries to age-old fabrics into contemporary, art-filled masculine silhouettes. Following these triumphant beginnings, she was named vice-champion of the CFDA/vogue Fashion fund.

In 2019, Bode was honored as the CFDA’s Emerging Designer of the Year, an impressive achievement after just three years at the helm of his fledgling label. And according to Forbesbusiness is booming: she is on the magazine’s prestigious “30 Under 30” list.

In June of the same year, she traveled abroad for another first: a parade during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris. On opening day, Bode’s full-fledged Spring/Summer 2020 show offered a high-fashion upgrade for its brand; the label, once associated with intimate living spaces and art studios, commissioned a grand 16th arrondissement townhouse with patchwork coats, crochet shirts, belted jumpsuits, welding jackets, pants in jersey and ballet flats. At her highest caliber, Bode stayed true to her roots, noting that the collection’s circus theme was inspired by her family’s ties to a wagon store contracted by the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey.

It was at this time that Bode took another pivotal step. Besides the obvious accolades and international fame, the designer said QG that people had finally started pronouncing his label moniker — and his last name — correctly. It seems small now, but back then it was an important moment for the humble designer, whose work is essentially a physical manifestation of his family’s history and antiquities. Therefore, we go to the record: it’s pronounced BOH-dee.

Returning to Paris Fashion Week for its Fall 2020 show, Bode’s style codes were succinctly identifiable. The designer’s affinity for blending centuries-old textiles into masterfully cut arrangements of bed linens, delicate suedes and, of course, vivid quilts, spoke for itself through totally unique patchwork trucker jackets, faux fur print coats and gold embellished trench coats. . It was obvious that the bold color palette she had chosen – cherry red, mint green, light blue, charcoal gray, mustard yellow and burgundy – was a perfect fit for menswear.

In 2020, Bode won the first Karl Lagerfeld Prize for Innovation at the International Woolmark Prize. The prestigious association of awards, which has already crowned winners Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino Garavani and Lagerfeld, not only earned Bode the industry lead from the title’s prestigious judges, who included British vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, artistic director Dior Homme Kim Jones, vogue International Editor Hamish Bowles, fashion company Editor-in-Chief Tim Blanks and more, but also gave him a $100,000 AUD ($65,000) award to expand his manufacturing processes.

“Innovating does not mean coming up with new techniques,” she said. vogue after his victory. “Receiving the award while the brand is rooted in family mills and historic techniques highlights the direction we are heading as an industry.”

“[Fashion] doesn’t always have to be new, we can look back.

The following April, Bode simultaneously presented its Spring/Summer 2021 and Fall/Winter 2021 collections, both paying homage to his uncle Bill Bode and nodding to the tumultuous effects of the COVID pandemic under the title “A Year Off”. Housed in a vintage college dorm reminiscent of the last time his uncle was without his wife Mahri (who died in 2019), the collection brought knitwear to the fore, made possible in part by his win at Woolmark, which provided access to certified suppliers in India and Peru producing merino wool and various other knitwear. Still, Bode signatures like basic patchwork, hand-drawn images and vintage fabrics ran through the veins of the range.

Later that year Bode won his first menswear designer of the year trophy at the CFDA Fashion Awards against Jerry Lorenzo for Fear of God, Mike Amiri for AMIRI, Telfar Clemens for Telfar and Thom Browne, placing his line at the top of American men’s fashion. .

With big shoes to fill, Bode returned with a Pre-Fall 2022 collection in June this year. Looking inward at her marriage to partner Aaron Aujla, the line included eccentric formal wear in unconventional patterns and hues. It was a slight departure from what Bode would normally produce, but on closer inspection it was clear that elements of the designer’s traditional design techniques held each iteration together.

Then, in September, the visionary presented her fall 2022 collection, which stylistically entered the brand’s archives to revisit Bode’s first effort. Celebrating the imprint’s journey, the latest range recalled the no-holds-barred approach that first catapulted the designer onto the fashion radar in New York. There was no shortage of antique inclusions, technical applications, intricate embroideries or heavy pigmentation. It was simply Bode, at his best. So, of course, that this, alongside his now firmly entrenched hold on American menswear, earned him a second straight menswear designer of the year award at this year’s CFDA awards.

For its fashionable efforts to reinvigorate and protect past portrayals of America, the secondary title seems apt. Between this year and last, Bode fought back effectively, with collections celebrating the story of an American girl whose pioneering approach to menswear design opened up new avenues for women in the world. industry – and, on a more personal level, whose romance sparked a sartorial influence on an entire menswear collection.

Where Bode once sought inspiration from the storylines of her family members, she now finds herself rethinking her own for the future of others. Presumably she will continue to create her iconic silhouettes through both her family stories and her personal anecdotes, but however each season begins, her award-winning success continues to reside in her constantly reinvented approach to design. .

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Ballerinas are back in style and cult styles from Miu Miu are leading the way

Balletcore is back with a vengeance – and it’s all thanks to cult ballerinas from Miu Miu. They took the fashion world by storm practically as soon as they walked the label’s AW22 show, where they were worn with bare legs, ultra-short skirts, chunky ribbed socks and oversized coats. And since then, they’ve topped Lyst’s official “hottest products” index and been spotted on some of the most demanding and stylish feet around.

United Kingdom Editor Camille Charrière rocked her crisp white satin Miu Miu pumps with a cargo miniskirt earlier this season, as did Rosalía – with the cool-girl addition of an oversized white shirt. Adwoa Aboah, Alexa Chung and Pixie Geldof, meanwhile, gave a masterclass in styling ballerina flats with evening wear by pairing them with sheer black tights, sparkly mini dresses and chic suits.

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So popular have Miu Miu’s super-sleek ballet flats been, in fact, that the brand has now launched them in every color under the rainbow – as well as heeled, square-toed and glitter-covered versions. , and re-released an updated version of its cult 2016 model with leather buckles and contrasting ribbons.

Of course, ballet flats aren’t new – but somewhere between wearing them religiously as a teenager (RIP the invariably roughed up and smelly Topshop ballet flats) and becoming the official uniform of the country club crowd, they got uncool; our pairs of Repettos, pretty ballet flats and once-adored French soles languish in the forgotten backs of our wardrobes. But it was Miu Miu’s simple, single-strap, logo-embroidered version that brought ballet flats back into fashion’s inner circle – and onto the feet of cool kids once again.

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“I used to wear ballet flats all the time when I was a teenager, but I outgrew that style – they were just too classic for me,” says ASB PR agency founder Alex Benezra . “But when Miu Miu launched their ballet flats earlier this year, I couldn’t get them out of my head. I have since bought two pairs and wear them with everything. They have officially replaced sneakers as my most comfortable shoes.

Designers such as Maison Margiela, The Row, Khaite, Prada and Tod’s also joined in, sending ballerinas down the catwalk in their AW22 and SS23 shows – proving classic style is here to stay. Depop, meanwhile, noted a 70% year-over-year increase in searches for “ballerinas” on his platform. But while the plethora of shiny new styles is certainly tempting, many are instead turning to their forgotten (but well-maintained) old favorites and styling them with a 2022 twist.

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Think classic cream and black Chanel pumps peeking out from under extra-long faded low-rise jeans, bejeweled styles worn with a pointed cut for an almost tongue-in-cheek “girly” touch, or satin slippers. skinny paired with thick leggings. and loungewear à la Bella Hadid.

Versatile, comfortable and practical too, it’s no surprise that the humble ballerina has made a comeback. It’s the perfect blend of timeless chic, 2000s nostalgia, and that ever-alluring minimal aesthetic with a touch of Kate Moss and Amy Winehouse-era indie sleaze. Plus, since sky-high heels have started having a moment, a pair of sensible and stylish flats to counter them is simply essential. Your feet will thank you later.

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“A more traditional feminine aesthetic seems to resonate a lot with our female customers at the moment,” says Liane Wiggins, Head of Womenswear at Matchesfashion. ‘Ballerinas fit perfectly into this trend. Miu Miu shoes are sold out in most sizes, but ballet flats from The Row, Roger Vivier, Christian Louboutin and Le Monde Beryl are also doing incredibly well.

Tiffany Hsu, vice president of fashion buying at Mytheresa, thinks the ballerina’s comeback is also partly due to the return to office work: “Ballerinas are a classic, easy style that you can just slip on and get on with your day. “, she says. . They certainly lend themselves better to days spent rushing between meetings and events than those hulking mega-platforms on the other end of the footwear trend spectrum.

A word of warning: ballet pump life can be addictive, so stock up on a few styles and save the Miu Mius for dry days and taxis. If there’s one thing we learned from the last time pumps were in, it’s not to wear them to the point of saturation (read: smelly). For the sake of our feet, let’s try to keep this trend going for as long as humanly possible.

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Lenny Kravitz Wins 2022 CFDA Awards Icon Award

Portrait of Lenny Kravitz (1989)Credit: Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect

Lenny KravitzFashion icon status gets the recognition it deserves. On November 7, the Council of Fashion Designers of America will honor the let love speak artist with the prestigious Fashion Icon Award at the 2022 ceremony. He joins a long line of style stars, including past winners Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya, Pharrell Williams and more.

Since bursting onto the music scene in 1989, the Grammy winner has earned a reputation for his funky, eclectic style identity. With unbuttoned, plunging tops, skinny bell bottoms, metallic jumpsuits, bug-eyed sunglasses, fringe and feathers galore, Kravitz incorporated a glam rock aesthetic with a bohemian twist. The Saint Laurent ambassador even starred as fashion designer Cinna in the hunger games franchise.

Kravitz’s stage-worthy androgynous ensembles have placed him among the highest echelons of rock star style, among the likes of David Bowie, Prince, Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger.

Below, United States rounded up Kravitz’s most notable looks ahead of his CFDA Awards honor.

Early 1990s

Portrait of Lenny Kravitz photographed in the early 1990s. (Photo by AJ Barratt/Avalon/Getty Images)

A master class in layering, Kravitz’s feather boa would go on to become a staple of the “Fly Away” singer’s signature style.


Leonard Albert Kravitz, known as Lenny Kravitz pictured near his home on September 16, 1991 in Malibu, Calif. (Photo by Paul Harris/Getty Images)

Posing in the California desert, Kravitz shone in a matching copper-metal ensemble, consisting of a button-up vest and skinny pants — a silhouette he still rocks today.


Leonard Albert Kravitz, known as Lenny Kravitz pictured near his home on September 16, 1991 in Malibu, Calif. (Photo by Paul Harris/Getty Images)

The “American Woman” artist wore a black crochet tank top and fitted leather pants for a walk on the beach.


Musician Lenny Kravitz at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 2, 1993 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)

Kravitz shone at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards in a shimmering metallic silver zip-up vest with a fuzzy collar and matching tight silver pants. The star teamed her look with platform boots, matching rhinestone encrusted cuffs on each wrist, a jeweled choker and mask-style sunglasses.


Lenny Kravitz at the 39th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 1997 (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

The “Are You Gonna Go My Way” musician wore printed pants and a long black trench coat to the 1997 Grammy Awards, paired with layered silver necklaces and sunglasses. But the heart of her ensemble was her fuzzy yellow bob.


Lenny Kravitz at the 7th of 6th fashion show on March 31, 1998 (Photo by Ron Galella via Getty Images)

Kravitz attended the 7th of 6th New York Fashion Show in 1998 wearing a brown leather and fur jacket, unbuttoned buttonless shirt with red vinyl pants, and white-framed sunglasses.


Lenny Kravitz at the Fall 1999 Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Show at The Roseland in New York, New York on February 18, 1999. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

The entertainer wore a matching metallic silver ensemble from Anna Sui’s Spring/Summer 1999 collection with a floral pink Gucci Spring/Summer 1999 tank top by Tom Ford underneath at the Tommy Hilfiger Fall/Winter 1999 show in New York City.


Musician Lenny Kravitz poses for photographers as he arrives at the fourth annual GQ’s 1999 Men of the Year Awards where he performed on October 21, 1999 in New York City. (STAN HONDA/AFP via Getty Images)

Kravitz attended an awards show in 1999 wearing his favorite bug-eyed sunglasses, a floral-print shearling jacket with distressed studded denim jeans.


Lenny Kravitz at the Jewish National Fund’s Tree of Life Gala Honoring David and Chaya Saity in New York in New York, New York on June 03, 2001. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)

The singer-songwriter stepped out in a Gucci print silk kimono paired with flared blue jeans in 2001. The entertainer finished the look with a pearl necklace and black sunglasses.


Lenny Kravitz at the American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty)

Kravitz attended the American Music Awards in a chainmail tank top under a distressed leather vest and matching pants with a feathered collar.


American singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz arrives for the 64th annual Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3, 2022. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Kravitz attended the 2022 Grammy Awards wearing a rhodium-plated sheer silver chainmail top by the Ukrainian American designer Natalia Fednerblack leather pants and black leather high heel boots by Jordan Adoni in collaboration with West Hollywood’s Church shopwith layered silver necklaces and bug-eyed steam punk sunglasses to complete the look.


Lenny Kravitz attends the 2022 Met Gala celebrating ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion’ at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

Leave it to Lenny to bring his rocker roots to the Met Gala, in his Chrome Hearts outfit featuring a sheer lace long sleeve top with a black cape, worn with high waisted leather pants and her must-have boots from Modern Vice.

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French fashion

Buying Tom Ford would be a loop moment for Gucci


Just three months after it emerged that Estee Lauder Cos. was in talks to buy Tom Ford for $3 billion, it is now reported that Gucci owner Kering SA is in advanced talks to acquire the eponymous label from the American designer.

Kering’s challenge with the label, known for its expensive perfumes and mini-dresses, would be almost the reverse of Estée Lauder’s. While Estee has buckets of beauty know-how, he lacks fashion credibility. By contrast, Kering, which declined to comment on Friday, is a master of high-end apparel and accessories but would need to take control of the cosmetics branch for the acquisition to work.

Tom Ford’s high-end clothing line would certainly be a good fit with Kering’s portfolio, which is led by Gucci but also includes Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and Balenciaga.

Kering has the “magic touch” with fashion, luxury advisor Mario Ortelli told me, with the ability to inject and maintain the right creative vision, as well as impeccable marketing, distribution and merchandising.

Tom Ford, whose sales are estimated by UBS at 1.5 billion euros ($1.49 billion) in 2021, is strongest in menswear and Kering could use its Brioni brand to supply some of Tom’s clothes. Ford currently produced by Ermenegildo Zegna NV. The French conglomerate could also draw on its fashion know-how to develop Tom Ford womenswear, footwear and leather goods. These are the real profit engines of the industry.

In addition, both houses have a history. Designer Tom Ford was behind Gucci’s first reimagining in the 1990s. And Kering is currently attempting a third revamp of the nearly 10 billion-euro brand, while keeping it under the watchful eye. direction of designer Alessandro Michele. Jefferies analysts point out that if Ford could collaborate with Michele, it could rekindle interest in Gucci. Michele’s chic granny with the sexy silhouettes of Tom Ford, anyone?

Kering also has a strong balance sheet, with Bloomberg Intelligence estimating a net cash position for the year ahead, so it could easily afford the reported $3 billion price tag.

But to get the most out of the deal, Kering needs to take control of Tom Ford’s lucrative beauty license, currently owned by Estée Lauder. It won’t be cheap or easy.

Kering has made no secret of its desire to develop Gucci’s beauty business, currently licensed to Coty Inc. It has set up an internal team to assess its options in the sector. If Tom Ford was a stepping stone to building critical mass in cosmetics and fragrances, then the intricacies and expense of acquiring the license would be worth it.

Perhaps the two companies could reach some sort of deal, whereby Kering would take fashion from Tom Ford while Estee Lauder would take the cosmetics and fragrance business. Or they could partner on beauty. Cosmetics houses are used to working with licensed brands and celebrities, and Kering could eventually buy out its partner.

Yet even if the exact details could be worked out to the satisfaction of both parties, there are other hurdles to overcome.

Kering has successfully grown its eyewear business, so Tom Ford’s sales here would also help. But again, its glasses are licensed to Marcolin SpA, although that is due to expire shortly, according to UBS.

And let’s not forget the personalities involved. Tom Ford put Gucci on the map with its high horsebit heels, silk shirts and velvet flares. But he, then CEO Domenico De Sole, now chairman of Tom Ford, parted ways with Kering in 2004, when the French conglomerate completed its $8 billion acquisition of minority interests in Gucci.

It’s also unclear if Ford itself will be part of the deal, or how long it will stay. Kering is therefore once again potentially faced with paying for a brand and having to find a new designer. At least transitioning to new creative talent is one of his core competencies.

If these points can be ironed out – and investors seemed optimistic on Friday – then creating a new force in beauty, expanding eyewear and restoring some shine to Gucci would make Tom Ford worthwhile.

This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Editorial Board or of Bloomberg LP and its owners.

Andrea Felsted is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering consumer goods and the retail industry. Previously, she was a reporter for the Financial Times.

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Fashion brand

Zero tolerance for hate speech, Nike and Adidas step up

Nike and Adidas send a clear message to their future collaborators; zero tolerance for hate speech and hateful actions. As companies place more emphasis on doing the right thing by focusing on a business stakeholder approach, they are being called to get up and walk. A stakeholder-focused approach means making decisions based on the many entities vested in the business, such as customers, suppliers, media, communities and employees. The shift from a search for short-term profit to a search for long-term prosperity is growing among fashion brands.

Nike leaves Kyrie

Nike announced it was suspending its relationship with Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving and would not release the Kyrie 8 shoe following Irving’s use of his social media feeds to post a link to a widely known anti-Semitic film. Nike moved quickly to sever ties with Irving and released this statement; “At Nike, we believe there is no place for hate speech and we condemn all forms of anti-Semitism.”

Irving’s signing deal is one of Nike’s most lucrative current streaks, behind only LeBron James’ streak of signings in recent years. Irving’s shoes are also among the most worn in the league. The shoe deal began in 2014 and reportedly generated approximately $11 million in revenue per year for Nike. The company’s quick decision to cancel Irving’s deal came on the heels of its main competitor, Adidas, being criticized for taking too long to make the right decision in a similar case.

Adidas too slow to make the call

Adidas took more than two weeks to end its deal with Ye (also known as Kanye West) after his recent anti-Semitic behavior. During Paris Fashion Week, Ye wore a White Lives Matter shirt which is known to be a white supremacist expression. Ye also made anti-Semitic remarks and blamed fentanyl use as the cause of George Floyd’s death. The Adidas-Yeezy deal has been estimated at $2 billion in annual revenue for the company.

Communications and marketing professionals agree that Adidas took far too long to respond to blatant hate speech and behavior. In August, Adidas announced that Kasper Rorsted, CEO of Adidas, would step down effective 2023. The company has had a difficult three years due to the pandemic and geopolitical tensions. The fallout with Ye and the company’s slow response, as perceived by its consumers and industry experts, could add to an already difficult year.

Antisemitic incidents on the rise

In 2011, Christian Dior chief designer John Galliano was fired after videos showed him making anti-Semitic remarks in a Paris cafe. Dior and its parent company, LVMH Moëtt Hennessy, moved quickly and decisively to fire Galliano, who was highly regarded in the world of fashion design. Since then, anti-Semitic incidents have increased dramatically.

Last year, the Anti-Defamation League documented 2,717 incidents of assault, harassment or vandalism targeting Jews in the United States. The number of incidents represents a 34% increase from last year and a record since the group began tracking 43 years ago. When leaders, influencers, and celebrities use language and actions that defame groups of people, it encourages others with similar beliefs to act on that behavior.

Zero tolerance hateful behavior

Hateful speech and actions by people in high positions incite others to act in the same way and make people think that such actions are acceptable in today’s socio-cultural environment. When brands work quickly and quickly to address these types of negative behaviors, it demonstrates that companies are more invested in social responsibility. Making profits is essential for business, but profits should not come at the cost of turning a blind eye to social issues. Zero tolerance for hate speech and behavior should prompt zero tolerance actions from companies.

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Fashion style

Cold weather outfits inspired by the classic Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy look

As the trends of the 2000s and 90s take the fashion world by storm (and show no signs of letting up), sometimes it can be easy to feel left behind by fashion trends. used to be, especially if butterfly hair clips and low-rise jeans aren’t for you.

However, the beauty of the 90s through the Y2K style eras is that there is something for everyone: bubblegum pop fun (Britney Spears and the Spice Girls), grunge (think Winona Ryder and Drew Barrymore) or a more classic look – come in, Carolyn Bessette -Kennedy.

Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, a publicist for Calvin Klein, came to public attention when she dated and married John F. Kennedy Jr. (son of President John Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy Onassis). The couple were hounded by the paparazzi and later admired for their street style. However, they tragically died in a plane crash in 1999.

Bessette-Kennedy’s timeless look was a favorite long before ’90s nostalgia became all the rage. She preferred simple looks (and, of course, often bought her own closet and was an outfit repeater!), liked a good pair of jeans, heeled boots and simple mid-length coats, and tended towards black and camel or neutrals like denim.

Bessette-Kennedy’s outfits are the perfect inspiration for someone longing for a simpler outfit formula or would like to cultivate a capsule wardrobe. Here are five outfits inspired by Bessette Kennedy’s most classic looks.

Mid-length camel skirt + black sweater + brown heeled boots

01. Banana Republic Factory, $30 / 02. Lulu’s, $140 / 03. Gorjana, $32 / 04. Mango, $50 / 05. Banana Republic Factory, $54.00

Like many of Bessette-Kennedy’s looks, the outfit could be perfect for work and chic at a holiday gathering. If maximalism is more your style, swap out simple gold studs for a pair of statement earrings.

Bootcut jeans + boots + classic top


01. Gap, $70 / 02. Urban Outfitters, $17 / 03. Zara, $70 / 04. Amazon, $13 / 05. Madewell, $138 / 06. Nordstrom Rack, $80

This is the outfit most associated with Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy: bootcut jeans, heeled boots (or heeled loafers), and a simple classic top like a black turtleneck, white t-shirt, or white oxford shirt . She has been photographed wearing this look again and again and again.

Easily swap with a classic white tee or add a touch of vintage glamor with a leopard print coat.

Utility Pants + Ribbed Turtleneck + Loafers + Oval Sunglasses


01. Old Navy, $23 / 02. Good American, $95 / 03. Urban Outfitters, $17 / 04. Mango, $100 / 05. Sam Edelman, $150

Like the majority of Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy’s outfits, this one can be easily replicated over 20 years later. Bessette-Kennedy also reminds why mixing black and shades of brown is acceptable and chic!

Black dress + black coat + slingback heels + lipstick


01. Zara, $70 / 02. Navy Layers, $118 / 03. ASOS, $40 / 04. Clinique, $22

Beyond sunglasses and a handbag or clutch, Bessette-Kennedy rarely accessorized with jewelry, and even at elegant events, she kept her hairstyle simple. In this outfit, she accessorized with lipstick, showing us that sometimes less is more.

Black long skirt + silk buttons + strappy heels + fashion bag


01. Zara, $50 / 02. Quince, $60 / 03. Princess Polly, $40 / 04. Vince Camuto, $85

Once again, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy shows us that elegance is understated, leaving all the talk to her glamorous mini handbag with golden links.

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Fashion designer

The Brontë sisters’ actual wardrobes were surprisingly edgy

In the poster of EmilyFrances O’Connor’s ambitious new tale of the The Wuthering Heights author’s life, its star Emma Mackey is pictured wearing a striking blue dress. At first glance, it seems relatively dark: the pattern is not so much floral as lichen. Lean closer, however, and the shapes reveal themselves as something stormier. In her 1883 biography of middle sister Brontë, A Mary F Robinson wrote of a shopping spree Emily took to Bradford with her older sister Charlotte and a friend. There she “chosen a white cloth patterned with lilac thunder and lightning, to the barely concealed horror of her more sober companions. And she looked good in it; a tall, agile creature, with mi -queen, half-untamed in her sudden and supple movements”.

Is there a more perfect dress to wear Emily Brontë? We have our particular image of each sister of this famous family: the studious and ambitious Charlotte, the wild and cunning Emily, the sweet and gentle Anne. Each image is partly stereotyped, making the fatal mistake of confusing the books for the author. But in Emily’s case, there’s still something thrilling about this description of such a basic fabric. After all, in the few descriptions of her that remain from friends and family, she is remembered for her mischievousness and her mysterious and solitary nature, as well as her sensual love of the outside world. A costume designer might see such a design as the ultimate gift. If you were to imagine clothing to suggest a stormy undercurrent, you’d be hard-pressed to imagine anything better than thunder and lightning.

In O’Connor’s film, Emily is seen again with contemporary eyes, her brief life (she died of tuberculosis in 1848, aged just 30) freed from the shackles of a strict biography. This Emily takes drugs with her brother in the moors and sleeps with the parish priest. She is misunderstood, it is implied, at least in part because of as yet unknown mental health complexities. But while it all sounds rather modern, the story isn’t cynical or self-aware, and certainly not anachronistic. Instead, it revitalizes our understanding of Emily as she could existed in its time: trampling in its long blue skirts, agitated by heartbreak and a jarring sense of being both out of place and in tune with the windswept trees and moody skies.

A costume drama always presents a curious set of requirements for its designer, historical accuracy balanced against the visual and narrative needs of the script. In this film, Emily is often dressed in darker colors than her siblings, which sets her apart. Unlike them, her bonnet is not adorned with flowers. There’s something that seems subtly practical about her attire, perhaps even rebellious. How true to life is it? The robe of thunder and lightning has its origin story, but what about everything else? For Oscar-winning costume designer Michael O’Connor, who has previously worked on films like Ammonite, the Duchessand Jane Eyre, it was simple. “My idea was to be authentic and true to the times,” he says. vogue. “You want to work with the right shapes and types of materials… [as well as] correspondence describing [the Brontës’] Clothes.”

To achieve this precision, he called on Eleanor Houghton, an author, illustrator and historical clothing consultant specializing in 18th and 19th century costume, with a particular focus on Charlotte Brontë. Houghton provided extensive research on the remaining items from the Brontë sisters’ wardrobes (many of which are kept at the Parsonage in Haworth where they lived), and references made to their clothing in letters and other texts. There’s a simple reason why it’s easier to search for Charlotte than the other sisters. “Much of Charlotte’s closet survived…because she outlived the others,” Houghton explains. However, this presents several immediate challenges. Although there are still possessions from an earlier era, when Emily and Anne were still alive, many of Charlotte’s clothes were purchased after she achieved both fame and financial success: transforming not only this she could afford, but her understanding of what was desirable. Various garments have also been updated over the decades based on changing styles, making it more difficult to determine what they would have first looked like. “Things would be reshaped,” adds Houghton. “People were reworking dresses to reflect later fashions…you have to undo what came before so you can go back to the original style.”

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French fashion

I finally found the skirt of my dreams – the elegant and refined maxi | Skirts

I I don’t want to wear very short skirts, but I don’t want to look like an old-fashioned interwar governess either. Is it too much to ask? You wouldn’t have thought that. It seems entirely reasonable to expect there’s an inch or two of sartorial middle ground somewhere between being a bare-thighed minx this season. Miu Miu Miniskirt and a mousey wallflower moon with droopy hemlines trailing in its wake. Doesn’t seem like too much to ask, does it? A skirt that looks modern, without being short.

I wish I was a short-skirted person. And I really tried, I promise. But I don’t like my knees, at least not in flats, and I can only rarely wake up in a pair of high heels these days. I realize this is a hopelessly old-fashioned lack of body positivity and I should probably shut up, but I’ve always been incapable of lying, so here we are. You can’t be trendy all the time.

It’s not that it’s hard to find a long skirt. On the contrary, they are everywhere. Miniskirts have made a comeback to the catwalks over the past two years, but for most of the decade hemlines have hovered around mid-calf level.

When the midi skirt became fashionable a few years ago, it was, for a time, an exciting and experimental new look. A longer skirt felt arty and alternative, after all those years of straight skirts just above the knee, or pleated A-line skirts, or knee-length pencil skirts. Longer skirts were romantic, free spirited and a bit mysterious. But after five years of you and every other woman in your office wearing a long, tiered skirt paired with sneakers and a sweatshirt adorned with random French words, it’s hard to keep the sense of romance and mystery alive. .

So I’m thrilled to announce that the next big thing in fashion is the pointy but not short skirt. The bohemian tiered maxi skirt is on the way out, and the sleek and chic maxi skirt is on its way. This look made its fashionable debut on the Paris catwalk earlier this year, for The Saint Laurent fall collection. Long, pristine ivory silk skirts were worn with stiletto boots or dazzling evening sandals. There were no spriggy floral prints to make skirt fabric accessible (or even practical, come to that), and no white sneakers for all the moms. The chic chignons and black sunglasses added to the feeling of new attitude but, more importantly, it was just a different skirt: plain rather than printed, with pointed corners rather than gathered rows.

A more angular silhouette helps give more energy to a long skirt. No tiers, no gathers, no ruffles or trim. That doesn’t mean you’ll be hobbling around in a cylinder of fabric: bias-cut fabric gives movement without looking messy. You can also look for wraparound shapes or side slits. If you like prints, try something graphic or animal print. No meadow flowers, no toile de jouy. Also consider the fabric. No crumpled cheesecloth, nothing sagging. Shiny satins or tough leathers are a better bet.

One of the joys of a maxi skirt is that heels are strictly optional – only for those who really fancy strutting around in a pair on a night out. But a heeled boot is a great partner for the pointier long skirt. Just that little lift can make a look sexier.

One day, I hope to be fashion-forward enough to wear a miniskirt and flats. But for now, the pointed, not short skirt definitely looks like progress.

Model: Mei Mei at Milk. Hair and makeup: Carol Morley at Carol Hayes Management. Black body: £85, iris and ink from the outline. Skirt: from a selection, Hayley Boots, £230, Boden. Upcycled earrings, £195, Loveness Lee

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Fashion style

Chain Style Watches For Men: Top 8 Picks | Most Wanted Products

Wondering what kind of men’s watches will be the most popular in 2022? Chain bracelet watches could be the solution for you. However, you can easily become confused when trying to find a reliable men’s chain watch brand because there are so many options. Additionally, the capabilities of modern products have evolved, allowing for deeper and more extensive customization, as well as an increased number of features and beneficial support for wristwatches. Additionally, steel watches come in a variety of styles and price points. Millions of buyers know they can rely on these watches because of their excellent craftsmanship and reasonable prices. Choose the ideal watch using numerous customizable features, such as calendars, alarms, etc.

Here is a compiled list of some of the best chain style watches for men available on the market right now:


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Speaking of some of the best chain style watches for men, here comes this Omax Analog Black Dial Watch. Made from mineral materials and glass, a silver colored stainless steel band circumference gauge gives it a great look. The bracelet is made up of three circular links and the watch is round and powered by a Japanese quartz movement that displays the time in analog format. In addition, a brass case houses a multifunction display, a second hand and a safety folding clasp. Let’s talk about its build quality, 30-meter water resistance and one-year manufacturer’s warranty.

To move forward on this list of the best chain style watches for men, here is this Swiss Track analog chain bracelet watch. The straps of this watch are made of high quality materials which are not only aesthetically pleasing but also comfortable to wear. Bracelets made of various stainless steels will let you show off your fashion sense, but using a chain bracelet on this watch is something you need to think about. It’s made in a lovely rusty gold color that’s suitable for any occasion, from parties to formal events to the latest fashion trends. However, wearing this Swiss Track watch with a white shirt and blue jeans will surely make your outfit look better.

Next on this list of the best chain strap watches for men is this Fastrack Denim Analog Black Dial Watch. This analog watch is very attractive and has a beautiful silver chain bracelet which adds to its beauty. Moreover, this beautiful chain bracelet watch from Fastrack is crafted with perfection which also consists of a small dial that shows the days of the week. Plus, this watch from Fastrack is perfectly shaped and will look great on any wrist. However, the size of this watch is 43mm in diameter and it comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Next on this list is another watch from Swiss Track which is their black colored chain strap analog watch. Its straps are made of aesthetic and comfortable materials. Chain and steel bracelets express your sense of fashion. Whether you want a festive, formal or trendy look, the chain shoulder strap has the right style for any outfit. This Swiss Track analog watch is of world-class quality and trusted by millions of value-conscious customers. This watch will surely look great with your traditional attire.

Talking about the best watches for men and forgetting about Fossil is not over. So here comes the next product is this Fossil Analog Dial watch for men. This Fossil watch has a quartz movement with a three-hand date and chronograph display and a mineral crystal dial. In addition, a case width of 44mm and a band width of 22mm. Additionally, it comes with a black-plated stainless steel case with a date window and a deployment clasp closure; compatible with 22mm Fossil watch bands. Speaking of durability, this watch from Fossil has a water resistance of 50 meters and is suitable for recreational swimming and showering but not scuba diving or snorkeling and also comes with a 2 year warranty.

Titan Neo Analog Dial Men’s Watch

Getting along with the best watches, how can we forget about Titan, Titan is one of the best-selling watchmakers in the country, whether it’s leather watches or chain strap watches. Titan has them covered. Let’s talk about this Titan Neo analog dial men’s watch here. This watch comes with a round mineral glass champagne colored dial as the definition of substance. Moreover, the band is silver in color, which further personifies its beauty. Stainless steel is the metal used in this Titan Neo watch, which makes it a quality product. Moreover, the case of this Titan watch is a brass analog display which has a water resistance depth of 50m. This Titan watch also comes with a 2 year warranty against manufacturing defects. In summary, this watch is ideal for those who prefer large dial watches.

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Moving forward on this list of the best and most stylish chain style watches for men priced under 25,000, how can you forget this Tommy Hilfiger Analog Black Dial Watch which is black and makes a statement of strong style? Moreover, it comes with a black dial and black metal bracelets. This black colored Tommy Hilfiger watch is basically for someone who loves the color black inside and out. In addition, the case of this Tommy Hilfiger watch is made of metal and its dial measures 46 millimeters in diameter. Talking about its durability, 50 meters depth of water resistance. In addition, this Tommy Hilfiger watch is ideal as a gift for a birthday, anniversary or wedding.

Moving on to this price list of chain style watches for men, here is this beautiful old fashioned gold-tone Titan analog champagne dial stainless steel wristwatch. This champagne dial color watch is simply looking but is fashionable again. Being appropriately circular in shape, this watch reminds us of the old style of the 90s. Made of stainless steel, this Titan watch is very strong and durable. However, wearing this champagne dial Analog Titan watch will surely give you the retro look you wanted. This Titan watch is also ideal as a gift for a birthday, anniversary or wedding.

Chain Style Watches for Men – FAQs

  1. How to wear a chain watch?
    The watch is too tight if you cannot fit a finger under the strap. Likewise, if your index finger can fit between the bracelet and your wrist, the bracelet is too big. Traditionally, a perfectly fitted watch does not slip on the wrist.
  2. How many different types of watches should a man own?
    Because a watch serves as both a timepiece and a piece of valuable jewelry, the average man needs at least three different types of watches. A man should have a dress watch, a diver’s watch, and a casual watch for everyday use. Hobbyists should have a tool watch in addition to a watch for everyday use.
  3. What type of watch is the most desirable for men?
    Stainless steel is used to make a poor quality watch. Titanium or ceramic watches are more durable and last longer, but they are also more expensive. Stainless steel, unlike “normal” steel, is not affected by humidity or perspiration. A stainless steel watch is also less likely to irritate the skin and is considered the best.

: The Times of India reporters were not involved in the production of this article. The prices of the products mentioned in the article are likely to evolve with the offers.

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Fashion designer

Kavita Thulasidas on winning Singapore Stories 2022

Themed “Fashion United”, the Singapore Stories 2022 finale saw five local fashion designers debut six looks that honor our diverse cultural fabric in Asian Civilizations Museum. The annual fashion design competition organized by the Singapore Fashion Council involved an eight-month mentoring process and its theme aims to position Singapore as an innovative and multicultural fashion hub in Southeast Asia.

As for the winner who went home with the grand prize? Kavita Thulasidas, creative director of Indian fashion store Stylemart. Her winning collection, “Heritage Reinterpreted and Beyond,” is dedicated to our immigrant ancestors who worked hard to make Singapore the country it is today.

The designer’s line features a fusion of contemporary silhouettes and elements from the region’s indigenous cultures, showcasing intricate embroidery techniques that are rapidly disappearing today. by Thulasidas ready-to-wear collection is now available for purchase at Design Orchard through November 9, 2022. In 2023, she will showcase her work at Asian Civilizations Museum and made its debut on the world stage during Paris fashion week.

Kavita Thulasidas with her winning collection, “Heritage Reinterpreted & Beyond”.

Courtesy of the Fashion Council of Singapore

Sharing why Thulasidas stood out in the competition, the museum director Kennie Ting says, “Kavita’s collection speaks to the essence of the stories we tell at the Asian Civilizations Museum. Each design pays homage to Singapore as a cosmopolitan port city, deeply rooted in our shared East-West heritage, especially its red crane dress inspired by a bodhisattva Tang Dynasty sculpture in our collections.

Ting also adds that he hopes the museum’s collection, a “bottomless pit of a resource,” will become a place where local designers can find inspiration and deepen their knowledge of Asian history and its interactions with the West.

To celebrate Thulasidas’ victory, we meet the designer about her Stories from Singapore trip and her hopes for the future of local fashion.

The first look from Kavita Thulasidas’ winning collection.

Courtesy of the Fashion Council of Singapore

Congratulations on winning Singapore Stories 2022, Kavita. How do you feel?
I am very proud to have won after this long run. I’m at a stage in my life where I’m looking at what’s the next big leap for me and I see myself as the crane of my collection, ready to take off. I’m really excited and full of gratitude.

What was the inspiration behind your Singapore Stories collection?
The collection incorporates various skills indigenous to South Asian regions, such as Parsi embroidery that traveled from China to India, and textiles such as woven silk brocades with over 400 years of history. Asian. The finalists had the chance to work with the Asian Civilizations Museum and we had access to the national archives. During a tour of the museum’s special pieces, I was inspired by a Peranakan wall hanging. It had symbolic flower details like peonies and lotuses as well as auspicious birds. I resonate with the motif of cranes, so I wanted to feature it constantly in my collection.

Crane motifs appear throughout Kavita Thulasidas’ “Heritage Reinterpreted & Beyond”

Courtesy of the Fashion Council of Singapore

What does the crane symbol mean to you?
The crane is a very important symbol in East Asian art and it is also a bird that signifies longevity. For me, it’s the crane that encapsulates the idea of ​​taking a leap of faith in life and where we’re moving forward. I think it is also related to Singapore. We are a small nation but when the lion roars, the world listens.

What impact has Singapore Stories had on you as a designer?
Being part of this competition was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on our traditions, our roots and our collective values. I am proud of our rich and diverse experience. With this award, I feel encouraged to continue creating designs that tell our stories from Singapore to the world and pass on our craft tradition to the next generation.

Kavita Thulasidas’ designs feature intricate embroidery techniques and contemporary silhouettes.

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Finally, what does Singaporean fashion mean to you?
For me, fashion in Singapore is exciting because we have a diversity of cultures. We bring a lot of color and vibrancy to the world. One of my biggest inspirations is Guo Pei and I think we can learn from his example. She makes no apologies for her Chinese traditions and values ​​and incorporates them into her designs. If we take this approach, we can make the world fall in love with Asia.

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French fashion brand Lemaire appoints CEO as it prepares for expansion – WWD

PARIS — French fashion brand The mayor has appointed Laetitia Mergui as general manager as it prepares for its overseas expansion.

The label, crossed out by Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh Tran, recently opened a boutique dedicated to accessories in Place des Vosges in Paris, France, and plans to add several flagship boutiques to its global network. Mergui joined the company in October, succeeding Catherine Jacquet, who held the title of Managing Director.

“Laetitia has a strong natural connection with our values ​​at The mayor. His personal qualities and understanding of our creative world will foster the development of our teams, united by common principles and a passion for intelligently designed and meticulously crafted apparel and accessories,” Lemaire and Tran said in a statement.

Mergui was previously based in Hong Kong, where she held senior roles at brands including Chloé, The Kooples and Balmain.

Lemaire two years ago revealed an ambitious expansion campaign this included opening stores in Asia and strengthening its e-commerce operations. Last year he hired Yannick Angelloz-Nicouda veteran of brands such as Bottega Veneta, Hugo Boss and Giorgio Armani, as Marketing and Communications Director.

Lemaire founded the label in 1991. After 10 years as artistic director at Lacoste, the designer relaunched the brand in 2007, and was joined by Tran two years later. Lemaire was also creative director of women’s collections at Hermès from 2010 to 2014.

In 2018, Quick Retail Co. Ltd., the Japanese parent company of brands such as Uniqlo and Theory, took a minority stake in Lemaire. Lemaire is also creative director of Uniqlothe research and design center in Paris, and from the Uniqlo U collection; Tran is a consultant for Uniqlo U’s women’s collection.

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American actress Karrueche Tran graced the red carpet with this Indian label

The red carpet has witnessed many head-turning fashion moments like Rihanna, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and many more. While Rihanna’s return to the red carpet came with a message, Letitia Wright’s outfit paid tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman. True to the film’s color palette, a palette of black, white, purple and gold seemed to dominate the evening’s sartorial theme. Among the best dressed for the event was model and actress Karrueche Tran wearing a handwoven Indian garment by Vaishali S Couture.

Karrueche Tran stepped out in a signature gold drawstring dress from the shelves of Vaishali S Couture, which was sculpted against her body. She opted for an asymmetrical mustard drawstring dress – also featured in the Milan Fashion Week SS23 collection. The handwoven garment has been endorsed by top international fashion aficionados as it pays homage to India’s handloom tradition with a focus on intricate handwork, authentic craftsmanship and design. Karrueche Tran’s dress brought an unconventional silhouette to the table that was grounded in age-old design fused with a modern aesthetic. The dress, which flowed diagonally from one shoulder to the floor, came with one leg exposed. She amplified the outfit by relying on the power of accessories, wearing bracelets and dangling earrings. Tran completed it with her raven braids styled with rows of braids tied in a ponytail.

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New Fashion Trends – The Best Blazer Alternative

We are already in the middle of autumn, and although we have taken out all the warm clothes, the temperatures are still not low enough to spend the whole day with the jacket. So, with this mid-season climate, we always wonder what jacket to wear so as not to be cold or hot, while going according to your outfit.

One of the classic garments of these fall seasons has always been the blazer, as it is the most practical and simple option to combine any daily look. However, for this time a series of new trends in jackets have been presented, so you can follow the latest news:


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Fuse TV Host The Next Generation in “Upcycled Nation” Fashion Design Contest

Fuse TV reinvents the competitive design series with its vision of fashion production. “Upcycle Nationis a contest series that features three designers, per episode, to participate in challenges where they are tasked with transforming previously “loved” items into new styles with unique aesthetics. Items like discarded denim jeans will be transformed into a functional new jacket or repurposing old Oreo bags into a new couture handbag, showcasing the talents of 24 designers from this generation and the future of fashion.

Hosted and Produced by an Emmy Award-Winner Karrueche Tranwho is an actress and model, as well as brought to life by a recycling designer Peder Choand scholar and fashion mogul Jerome LaMaar will guide applicants and judge each designer’s submissions or recycled t-shirts into bags and various garments into new garments. Upcycle Nation features budding “upcyclers” who are trained and untrained fashion designers from across the country, capable of transforming everyday items into cutting-edge streetwear. Their raw talent is encouraged to create beautiful fashion from the future out of clothes from someone’s past.

“Upcycling is the next wave. What’s great about upcycling is that this is very accessible to all and is ethical. I believe this show is going to change the conversation around what competition shows could become,” says LaMaar. “We should no longer produce clothes or goods without thinking about how it will affect our planet in the long term.”

Recycled fashion is on the rise, infiltrating streetwear and high-end fashion markets around the world. Recycled fashion finds its home in places like Portugal, where much of the fashion production takes place, highlighted by the show modtissimo. Product manager and sustainability strategist Max Attermeyer has devised plans to localize luxury production for his brand, New Optimist. Manifesting a regenerative and decentralized world, as a catalyst for fairer trade and minimizing the carbon footprint of fashion, upcycling is now a sport in which all can participate – with a greater awareness of what is upcycling.

Max Attermeyer says of New Optimist at Modtissimo “The future of fashion and textiles is circularSeptember 6 roundtable, where he sheds light on the production process and fashion designers, “[We], want to show a holistic path by combining local clothing brands and social activity that operates within our planetary boundaries. The key words are sustainable development and circularity. There is a feeling that makes upcycling a truly creative process compared to what a linear fashion designer would produce.

This show is a media example of that sentiment, which Tran notes, “I know a lot of fashion brands aim to move towards sustainability and I can’t wait for people to see how creative and inspiring the contestants were with so can work with!” Attermeyer asserts that “sustainability means [meeting] the needs of the current generation without compromising the needs of future generations. And circular means you don’t take more resources than you can regenerate at a time. Additionally, LeMaar pointed out, “Luxury has also tapped into upcycling, which is proof that we are heading towards a new phase in apparel that is long overdue. I think it’s okay to slow things down and think about the design process.

IMDbUpcycle Nation – Official Trailer | IMDb

Fuse has already released the official trailer and contestants for its upcoming Upcycle Nation contest series, which will premiere on Wednesday, November 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Executive Producer Karrueche Tran describes her experience hosting this season’s episodes, saying, “I really enjoyed being a part of this show with Jerome LaMaar and Peder Cho. Upcycle Nation is not only fun to watch, but also shows people how to be more innovative with their wardrobe.

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You see aspects of his paintings everywhere you look: in the footsteps of Cézanne in Aix-en-Provence, France | Travel

A A slice of Parisian chic in the south of France, Aix-en-Provence is an idyllic place to spend an autumn weekend. In July and August, the Roman boulevards bake – the heat is more intense there than on the Marseille coast just 30km away – and the rows of elegant plane trees along the Cours Mirabeau offer little respite. But come in November or early spring and the place is bustling, thanks to a university population of 80,000, and the cafes and restaurants in its many leafy squares are bustling and bustling. The weather is cooler and cooler too, which means there’s more to do and fewer excuses not to try the many walking and hiking trails around town, including Mont Sainte-Victoire , the steep peak that rises to 3,300 feet east of the city.

The Sainte-Victoire has an emblematic status in Aix. It is almost inseparable from the work of Paul Cézanne, who painted its pitted gray angles more than 80 times. His style evolves from impressionism to something else. The bold geometric shapes and abstract lines that emerge from these compositions will inspire Picasso, earning Cézanne the title of founding father of modern art.

Artist in residence: Cézanne’s studio in Aix-en-Provence. Photography: Sophie Spitéri

Cézanne’s worldview defines the landscape around Aix – every aspect reflecting his paintings wherever you choose to look. Le Terrain des Peintres, a 10-minute walk from the town center, is where he often studied his favorite subject and, in addition to a breathtaking view of the summit, several reproductions of his paintings show the evolution from his work. Nearby, you can visit his former workshop, the Atelier des Lauves. It’s easy to see why he spent so much time here. It’s a beautiful space he built himself, surrounded by trees and where light streams in through floor-to-ceiling windows. It was here that he produced some of his most famous plays, including Bathers and many of his studies on the Sainte-Victoire mountain, working tirelessly until his death in 1906 – yet one gets the impression that he was only drifting away. His coat and hats remain, along with the same porcelain vases and bowls that appeared in his still lifes, as well as his brushes and paints.

All of this should be enough inspiration for the new Cézanne retrospective at Tate Modern, which runs until March, where you can see around 80 of his works, 20 of which have never been exhibited in the UK. previously.

Famous landscape: at the top of the Sainte-Victoire mountain, which Cézanne painted more than 80 times.
Famous landscape: at the top of the Sainte-Victoire mountain, which Cézanne painted more than 80 times. Photography: Hemis/Alamy

But there is much more to appreciate about Aix beyond its most famous resident. Its chic shopping streets of the Cours Mirabeau to begin with, lined with fashionable boutiques. A navigation in Sezane (no relation!), the Parisian clothing brand that has landed on our shores, is pure pleasure after a stroll through the Granet Museum. So is lunch at La Fromagerie du Passage, tucked away down a side street, where you can enjoy a delicious cheese platter with a glass or two of chilled rosé.

There are plenty of reasonably priced hotels in the heart of Aix – the Grand Hotel Roi René is just a five-minute walk from Cours Mirabeau; its main attraction is the beautifully designed pastel pink courtyard with balconies that overlook a fancy pool.

If you fancy a last dose of Cézanne, take a guided tour of the overgrown quarries known as Bibémus to the east of Aix. This wild outpost of jagged rocks scorched yellow and orange in the sun is so literally rendered in the artist’s work, it’s almost as if no Cubist vision was required – he simply painted what he saw. Walk to the edge of the quarry for sweeping views of the Provencal countryside – pine trees as far as the eye can see under cobalt skies – stretching out below you. Then it’s time to head back to civilization: an aperitif at Le Grillon, a classic brasserie dripping in gilt and luster, and serving the best steaks and French fries in town.

Three other French cities that have inspired famous artists

Albi: Toulouse-Lautrec

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The pretty medieval town of Albi was the birthplace of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and in the Palais de la Berbie museum you can enjoy the largest collection of his work – from his intimate portraits of artists from dancehall to bold iconic theater posters that always look so modern. Nearby is the classic French restaurant Le Lautrec, minutes from its birthplace and still serving apple and armagnac tartouillat, made to its own recipe.

Arles: Van Gogh

Arles: Van Gogh
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On the banks of the Rhône, Arles is a charming town of cobbled streets and elegant squares. Van Gogh lived here for over a year, drawn to the soft light and vibrant colors of Provence, and created hundreds of works, including some of his greatest paintings. In addition to the Vincent van Gogh Foundation, dedicated to promoting the artist’s work, a world-renowned photography festival, Les Rencontres d’Arles, transforms this small town into an international hub.

Collioure: Matisse

Collioure: Matisse
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South of Perpignan and close to Spain, Collioure has a pretty pastel port nestled in vine-covered hills and close to fine sandy beaches. Matisse arrived here in 1905 and appropriated the vivid colors and luminous light of this landscape – especially his famous work, Open window, Collioure, which is celebrated as a masterpiece of early modernism, paving the way for the Fauvist school of artists.

Cézanne at the Tate Modern until March 12, 2023 ( For more information on Aix and Cézanne, go to and Rooms at the Grand Hotel Roi René are from £130 (

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Local fashion brand House of Victor is set to unveil its first…

(MENAFN- Sherpa Communications) Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 28, 2022 – After launching several successful menswear collections, The House of Victor will unveil its long-awaited womenswear collection – the first womenswear line from the Dubai-based brand .
Led by timeless pieces with a contemporary twist, the collection will be unveiled during Middle East Fashion Week on Thursday November 10, 2022 at 9pm.
House of Victor co-founder Martin Victor Al Masri has been meticulously working on the new women’s line for over six months, determined to ensure the collection fills women with empowerment.

“Women’s fashion has been on the trending agenda since the inception of runways and catwalks, and it’s been a dream of mine to dress women. This collection is rooted in elegance, uniqueness and luxury, designed to make a woman in Victor feel powerful and confident. Dressed in House of Victor, she believes that her every wish can come true,” says Martin Victor, co-founder of The House of Victor.
“Inspired by successful women, the collection offers a wide range of silhouettes that will complement the wearer, ready for any occasion. I like to create a story to wear, not just an outfit.

A pandemic success story, the young entrepreneur launched the Dubai-based brand in December 2019 – just as Covid brought the world to a standstill. Undeterred and with an eye for opportunity, Victor forged ahead and the House of Victor exploded into the fashion world, growing rapidly amid the pandemic.
As a former model, Victor’s involvement in all stages of design and creation has given him industry experience and know-how – including content creation, marketing, photography and a vast network – to successfully start your own business.

In less than a year, Victor has released a wide range of men’s ready-to-wear products and collections, such as couture, streetwear and Victor fragrances – for both women and men. The women’s collection will be available for purchase from the designer’s international online store at


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WATCH | My style, my rules

Justine Skye from season 4 of Otherwise for my daughters head to ESSENCE Fashion House to celebrate Diet Coke’s 40th anniversary in style with designers in New York for Fashion Week.

First, Justine chatted with Tacharra Perry about Houston brand Charworkroom. She’s showing off one of her new pieces: a woven skort you’re going to love! Plus, she talks about what she wishes she’d known before starting her business and how much she loves the ’80s look of oversized jeans and blazers. Justine then met nurse-turned-fashion designer Wole Olosunde just before her first show for her collection—Against Medical Advice. Describing it as medical, free and conversational, its Brooklyn-rooted brand is a metaphor for not conforming to the world of medicine. And finally Allen Aderotoye, the mastermind behind OL, came to show off his new hat. Each one is unique as the fabric was rescued from a wasteland in India and then made by artisans in Los Angeles. He and Justine also participated in a game of Love What You Love that you just have to watch.

Watch now to see these three incredible designers, then be sure to catch up with Justine and her partners at

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The decade of lose-lose arguments about Kanye West

Almost a decade ago, on the arena tour for YeezusKanye West now known as Ye, donned an MA-1 jacket with a Confederate battle flag sewn prominently on the right sleeve. He also draped a full flag around his shoulders in Lil Jon-esque photos on the Put your hood up album cover, and for good measure, Ye sold a few T-shirt designs incorporating the flag as tour merchandise. It was a fashion statement – and from an artist who entered the fashion industry with a vengeance in the 2010s. Ye wore his bomber jacket in a backlash – a quaint, in retrospect – that sharp to the Confederacy’s pro-slavery mission and common use of its flag in racial intimidation to this day. But Ye dug into his heels, “That’s my flag now,” he Told a news radio station in Los Angeles.

Was this behavior a deliberate provocation, mindless trolling, or something else? Did it really matter? He was a rapper. It was a jacket. It was quite easy to see the thematic alignment of the subverted flag and songs on Yeezus such as “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead”, the former about the artist’s encounters with bigotry in high society, the latter about the artist’s power to incite moral panic among his greatest critics of the time: “If I don’t get by Catholics / Here come conservative Baptists / Claiming I’m overreacting. Yeezus gained much success in its time, but Ye’s bomber jacket set the stage for Ye’s next decade, largely defined by the ideological escalation of its fashion statements.

Earlier this month at Paris Fashion Week, Ye and conservative commentator Candace Owens stepped out together in complementary black and white shirts with large bold text printed on the back: “WHITE LIVES MATTER.” That too was a fashion statement – this one designed to exasperate “Liberal Nazis” and dramatize his belief that Black Lives Matter “was a scam.” Ye’s opposition to Black Lives Matter is new, but consistent with his reactionary turn in recent years, and so despite Adidas’ progressive calls to ending his longtime partnership with Ye on the ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt, it looked like he might endure the backlash of his fashion show appearance as well as he endured his previous waves of post-MAGA backlash nowadays.

But then Ye spent the weeks after his trip to Paris sitting down for lengthy interviews with the likes of Tucker Carlson, Piers Morgan and LeBron James. This latest discussion, which aired on HBO The shopwill not be released because of Ye”[using] The shop to reiterate more extremely dangerous hate speech and stereotypes,” according to James’ co-producer, Maverick Carter. In Carlson’s interview, which aired on Fox News but drastically reduced to retain particularly damaging statements, Ye denounced a variety of messy people and ideas, very often contradicting each other in the process. His main target in recent weeks has been Jews, whom he has also criticized and threatened on Instagram and Twitter, resulting in suspensions from the services for anti-Semitic hate speech. Ye describes a large conspiracy of Jews in music, fashion and finance that is determined to ruin his life.

Ye has honed his rants for years, but his grievances this time around have caused the most jaw-dropping celebrity meltdown since Charlie Sheen exposed Alex Jones and hello americaalso in antisemitic terms at some point— against his network sitcom boss Chuck Lorre. The magnitude of the shock in both collapses was complicated by the underlying factors; Sheen struggled with hardcore drug addiction and Ye struggles with bipolar disorder. But in the decade between Sheen and Ye, the association of culture and politics became perpetually anxious and combative, and Ye leaned heavily into this dynamic. It was easier for us to laugh at Sheen and trivialize him as a coked eccentric. It’s much harder for us to trivialize Ye, or better yet recognize his rants as distress signals of psychological crisis, given his persistence and the hyperpartisan, hyperpolarizing nature of his provocations. We are much more inclined to take Ye seriously, for better or for worse.

Last week, Balenciaga, Gap and finally Adidas, under public pressure, cut ties with Ye. His longtime partnership with Def Jam ended with last year donda, so it is now without the support of a major record company. The pivotal interview in Ye’s meltdown didn’t go to Tucker Carlson or LeBron James, but rather rapper NORE and his popular hip-hop podcast, Drink champions. The typical episode of Drink champions places an aging hip-hop figure in the hot seat for a few hours while NORE force-feeds the guest cognac and peppers him with open-ended questions about his life story and professional misadventures. You haven’t had much to drink in his sit with NORE He sounded sober, if not sick, in his three-hour tirade. “I want Jewish children to watch [their] dad and say, ‘Why is Ye mad at us?’ “Ye told NORE. This was the moment every squeaky anti-revival rationalization of Ye’s heterodoxy in recent years snapped and crashed. We couldn’t go much lower.

The Drink champions The interview was a continuation of bizarre and outlandish claims Ye made in recent weeks. In Carlson’s deleted footage, Ye said someone had planted “fake children” in his house to manipulate his children. On Instagram, he said that Bernard Arnault, Chairman of LVMH “killed my best friend”, alluding to late fashion designer Virgil Abloh, who died of cancer. In the company of NORE, Ye again showed little restraint. He said “[Derek Chauvin]the knee wasn’t really on [George Floyd]the neck like that. Throughout the interview, Ye wondered if his press tour could end in his assassination, prompting anguished groans from NORE Two days after posting the interview on his streams, NORE unpublished the episode and apologized for Ye’s brief comments about Floyd, in particular, in an interview with The breakfast club.

You were never a sweet guy – I’ll refer you to the documentary footage of him harassing Def Jam employees at their desks with “All Falls Down” – but his early albums were a crowd pleaser. My beautiful dark twisted fantasy marked his shift from charming irreverence to vindictive songwriting, and ever since, save for the spiritual relief of his gospel compositions, he’s been stuck in a self-obsessed rage.

Ye’s enduring appeal is now harder than ever to reckon with. His music seems so pathetically secondary to his provocations in any other form; his interview with NORE, for all its hateful nonsense, is a thousand times more memorable than Children see ghosts. Ye collapses into elaborate anti-Semitism is really his idea of ​​entertainment. At some point in the Drink champions interview, Ye describes the supposed globalist plot to keep black voters politically in sync with “the left, the Jews and the Chinese,” and a shocked NORE interrupts to ask, “Chinese niggas have something to do with this?! I Can’t Lie I Laughed Out Loud At This Misguided Race Comedy, Straight Out Of Peak hour, weaving his way into an otherwise insufferable lecture about black people and Jews. This is the problem. Ye is still one of the greatest artists of his generation, and Ye the Artist supports Ye the Hateful Polemicist despite the common insistence on separating the art from the artist. I was blog about this jacket nine years ago. I listened to these interviews last week, and I tell you: it’s his art. So what do we do with her fashion statements now?

Ye is a wonderful musician. I love his albums, for the most part, for a long time. His misadventures in other areas – fashion, politics and now apparently technology – tend to embarrass and irritate me. Her “fashion statements” have always been so choppy, ugly and silly. So it’s starting to feel a bit silly to respond to his promptings with sincerity. We all know how it goes: Either you’re a skittish progressive or a reactionary poisoned with irony, a breathless critic or a brain-dead stan. There are no winners in this discourse, only proof of the ideological perils that are ruining it and ruining us. It’s so strange to see him pleading for enlightenment, empowerment and liberation when he really allows himself to be reduced to a mere pawn in the culture war. He’s been turned into a mouthpiece for conspiracy theories he can’t even follow. Apparently, Candace Owens convinced him to buy Parler, the conservative social media “free speech” platform he hadn’t even joined before I started writing this article. Does it seem free to you?

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Pierre Soulages, French painter with a palette of black, dies at 102

Like fellow Frenchman Yves Klein, who made monochrome paintings with a bright blue hue, and American artist Robert Ryman, who worked almost exclusively with white, Pierre Soulages found a universe of possibilities in a single color. For more than four decades he painted only in black, laying his large canvases flat on the ground and brushing, raking or scraping thick pigments that shimmered in the light from his workshops in Paris and the south of France.

“Black has been fundamental to me since childhood,” he told The New York Times. in 2014, explaining how he enjoyed dipping his brush in black ink from the age of 6, if not earlier. He had access to other colors, he said, but ignored them completely, once confusing an older sister who asked him what he was drawing with such thick black lines. He simply replied: “Snow”.

Mr. Soulages became one of France’s most successful post-war artists, producing paintings that sold for seven figures at auction and captivated – or mystified – viewers around the world. His work has been shown in museums including the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg (in 2001 he became the first contemporary artist to be exhibited by the Russian institution) and the Center Pompidou in Paris, which organized a retrospective in 2009 which attracted more than half a million people.

It was the largest exhibition the museum had ever devoted to a living artist, although Mr Soulages insisted he never dwelled on such achievements. “All I can think about is what I’m going to do tomorrow,” he told The Times. “And tomorrow I want to paint.”

Mr. Soulages, 102, was still painting for a few weeks before he died on October 26 in a hospital in the port city of Sète, France. His death was confirmed by the Swiss gallery owner Dominique Lévy, co-founder of LGDR artistic consortium, who represents Mr. Soulages in the United States. She did not cite a cause.

“Pierre Soulages was able to reinvent black, bringing out the light”, Emmanuel Macron said in a tribute on Twitter. “Beyond the darkness, his works are living metaphors from which each of us draws hope.”

A sculptor, draftsman and stained glass artist in addition to being a painter, Mr. Soulages was a former statesman of abstract art, a literally imposing figure who stood over 6 feet tall and was dressed only in black. He was perhaps the only contemporary artist who could claim to be a peer of Willem de Kooning and Helen Frankenthaler as well as a friend of Alberto Giacometti, Max Ernst and Mark Rothko.

Although he remained better known in Europe than in the United States, Mr. Soulages was an important part of the New York art scene in the 1950s and 1960s, when he was represented by the influential art dealer Samuel M Kootz and grouped with Abstract Expressionists. like Rothko and Franz Kline, another painter known for his love of the color black. Mr. Soulages said that while these artists expressed their emotions through brushstrokes, he sought to do the opposite, trying to make paintings that led viewers to explore their own inner lives.

“It happens between the surface of the board and the person in front of it,” he said. the Times in 2019. “The reflection of light is what moves us.”

When he launched his career in the late 1940s, Mr. Soulages used walnut stain to apply thick, dark strokes to paper. Later, he paints in broad calligraphic lines of white, grey, red or ochre, then applies streaks of black which he scratches to reveal the underlying colors. Then, in 1979, he simplified his palette, using only black and developing a style he called “outrenoir”, or “beyond black”.

The turning point came while he was working on a painting that seemed to have gone horribly wrong, turning into a “black swamp,” as he put it. He continued regardless, believing it would get better if he kept working. “Eventually I fell asleep and a few hours later watched what I had done,” he told The Times. “I no longer worked in black but with the light reflected by the surface of the black. The light has been energized by touches of paint. It was another world. »

Harry Cooper, head of modern art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, said Mr Soulages “thrive with limitation”, limiting his range of colors so he could focus on what was left: “Light, texture, scale, shape, line direction.”

He added that Mr Soulages – like Ryman in the US – experimented with the way his paintings were installed, suspending some in space for you to walk around them. “They’re both pushing certain boundaries thinking about what conventions are and why we have to obey them,” Cooper said.

Yet he added that Mr. Soulages was less concerned with questions of form and matter than with the fundamental questions of life and existence.

Mr. Soulages said so himself. “If painting doesn’t offer a way to dream and create emotions, then it’s not worth it,” he said. told Interview magazine in 2014. “Painting is not just pretty or pleasant; it’s something that helps you stand alone and face yourself.

Pierre Jean Louis Germain Soulages was born in Rodez, Aveyron, southern France, on December 24, 1919. His father made horse-drawn carriages and died the year Mr Soulages turned 5, according to The world.

Growing up, Mr. Soulages was captivated by prehistoric art, visiting a local natural history museum to examine carvings on ancient stone monoliths. As a teenager, he took part in archaeological digs himself, helping to dig a Neolithic burial chamber and digging up artifacts held in a museum. He also became interested in ancient cave paintings, looking at reproductions that showed animals drawn in charcoal – dark figures which further stimulated his interest in the color black.

Mr. Soulages studied at the School of Fine Arts in Montpellier, where he met a fellow student named Colette Llaurens who shared his interest in pre-Renaissance art. After seeing her trying to persuade three young men that Pablo Picasso was “a great artist”, he invited her to a museum. “She came with me,” he recalled decades later, “and we haven’t been apart since.” They married in 1942 and she became his business partner, helping him manage his business affairs. She is his only immediate survivor.

During the Nazi occupation of France, Mr. Soulages went into hiding, posing as a winemaker to avoid being deported to Germany as a forced laborer. He and his wife moved to Paris after the war, and in 1947 he made his artistic debut at the Salon des Surindépendants. Unlike the other paintings, hers was dark, not red or yellow. “Next to the other works, it looked like a fly in a glass of milk,” he told Interview. “Everybody was like, ‘Who’s that country boy doing black paintings? “”

Mr. Soulages received much-needed encouragement from avant-garde painter Francis Picabia and soon caught the attention of American curator James Johnson Sweeney, who helped showcase his work in New York museums. Kootz, the dealer, organized the first American personal exhibition of Mr. Soulages in 1954.

From the end of the 1980s, Mr. Soulages moved away from painting to create more than 100 stained glass windows for the Sainte-Foy abbey church in Conques, not far from his place of youth. He then donated hundreds of his works to the Soulages Museum, which opened in Rodez in 2014.

Other works never left his home. When a painting did not capture his interest or work as he hoped, he would take the canvas to his garden, roll it up, and burn it.

“I paint out of crisis,” he told The Times. “Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. If we know exactly what we are going to do before we do it, we are not artists but artisans.

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Kanye West fired from Skechers headquarters after unexpected visit


Ye, the musician and fashion designer formerly known as Kanye West, showed up unannounced at Skechers’ Los Angeles headquarters on Wednesday, prompting shoe company executives to escort him out of the building.

“Skechers does not contemplate or intend to work with West,” the company said in a press release. “We condemn his recent divisive remarks and do not condone anti-Semitism or any other form of hate speech.”

The incident comes a day after Adidas announced the end of its multi-billion dollar partnership with Ye following his continued and brazen anti-Semitic comments. For weeks, the artist unleashed rants on social media and in podcasts and TV interviews.

According to Skechers, Ye and others arrived “unannounced and uninvited” and had a “brief conversation” with executives before being led out of the building because Ye was “engaged in unauthorized filming”. .

Ye’s surprise visit could signal that he may be looking for a new home for his shoe brand Yeezy.

These Brands Ditched Kanye West Amid Anti-Semitism Controversy

The backlash from the artist’s anti-Semitic and offensive comments cost him nearly his entire empire. In the weeks before Ye lost the contract with Adidas, which Forbes estimates at $1.5 billion alone, several companies – including French fashion house Balenciaga, JPMorgan Chase, talent agency CAA and Hollywood financier and producer MRC – have ended their relationships with the artist. This week, Gap and other companies announced that they would no longer sell Ye’s products.

The artist, who was often described as a creative genius before his latest erratic behavior, has been essentially ostracized from major cultural touchstones. Last week, a Vogue spokesperson told Page Six that magazine and editor Anna Wintour would no longer work with him. The magazine has a history of working closely with the artist, putting him and Kim Kardashian on the cover when they got married and including his line with Balenciaga in its pages.

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TLC interview on the good American campaign CrazySexyGood

No scrubs here, just some icons modeling for a new Good American campaign!

Good American — you know, the size-inclusive clothing brand co-founded by Khloe Kardashian and Emma Grede — just launched a new campaign featuring iconic TLC members Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas. The campaign, called CrazySexyGood (inspired by the 1994 TLC album, crazysexycoolobviously), features the women showcasing Good American’s best-selling jeans, puffer jackets and Better Than Leather collection.

Cosmopolitan spoke with T-Boz and Chilli about working with Good American, their personal style evolutions and how their 1999 single “Unpretty” influenced the campaign.

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“When Good American approached us to collaborate on this campaign, it was a no-brainer – their message of female empowerment is everything we have always stood for as a group,” Chilli shares. “It’s rare to see a brand like Good American shamelessly preaching that women don’t need to change their body, style or who they are to be considered ‘sexy’, and that’s something that has always been important to us as a good.”

TLC modeled several Good American items for the campaign, but of course they have their favorites. For T-Boz, it’s all about leather: “Leather is such a classic look too and I love the comfort and elegance of Good American’s Better Than Leather collection.” Chilli shared that she loved Good ’90s jeans because “they are so reminiscent of the early days of our careers and still look so timeless today.”

TLC fans (so…basically everyone) remember some of the band’s iconic ’90s cuts. For Gen Zers, believe me, they were doing the big pants and little shirt thing before everyone else.

“We were all tomboys back then, and that was very much reflected in our personal style,” T-Boz said. “We strived to be trendsetters and push boundaries when it came to our fashion and what it meant for girls to be ‘sexy’. We always wanted to prove to young women that wearing a t oversized shirt and baggy jeans can still be sexy, because sexy is a feeling of confidence that comes from within!”

“There is always a new fashion trend and styles keep coming back, which is why having your own style is so important,” adds Chilli. “I always feel better when I’m comfortable, and most of the time it’s a great pair of baggy jeans and sneakers.”

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The two TLC members shared their thoughts on the pervasive damage of unrealistic beauty standards. It’s a theme that’s explored in their 1999 single “Unpretty,” which, it turns out, had a pretty significant influence on the CrazySexyGood campaign.

“The lyrics and message of ‘Unpretty’ represent something that was, and still is, very important. We want to empower women to be strong and confident in their skin and know that you don’t have to look , act or talk in a particular way to be ‘pretty’,” Chilli explains. “Like ‘Unpretty’, this campaign empowers women to be themselves and shares the message that you don’t have to meet unrealistic beauty standards.”

“The message we hope to convey through ‘Unpretty’ and this campaign is to be confident, resilient and not to let hurtful comments change who you are,” adds T-Boz.

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On her collaboration with TLC, here’s what Good American co-founder and CEO Emma Grede has to say: “Having paved the way in both music and fashion, and acting as a on social issues, TLC represents the good American woman in the best possible way, which is why it felt so natural to us to celebrate them with this campaign.”

And now that the campaign is officially launched, what’s next for TLC? “We have a lot of exciting things in the pipeline, but this campaign has really been a highlight for us,” Chilli explained. T-Boz adds, “We’re also looking forward to a few more gigs by the end of the year and we’ll definitely be packing up our Good American favorites to take on the road!”

K, so we won’t chase waterfalls, but we’ll chase these crises!

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Billie Lourd shows off her baby bump in a sparkly mini dress

The actress rocked the sparkly look on Instagram.

Billie Heavy and her husband, Austen Rydellrecently revealed that they are expecting their second child togetherbut Lourd looks pretty advanced, and she’s worn some great fashion looks to complement her baby bump.

She shared new photos of herself in a sparkly mini dress on Instagram, captioning the update, “🪩🤰🏻🪩 #blaséontheoutsideblessedontheinside.”

Lourd also tagged her makeup artist and hairstylist, as well as her fashion designer Stella McCartneywho probably designed the dress she’s wearing.

The actress, feeling a disco vibe, also decorated the look with sticker gemstones on her eyelids. We don’t know exactly why she was so well dressed, but it was probably for an event.

The last group photo showed Lourd holding her baby bump and looking at Rydell, who was standing behind her.

Recently, Lourd was seen promoting her new movie, ticket to paradisein which she appears alongside Kaitlyn Dever, George Clooneyand julia robert.

Dever commented on the new photos of Lourd, writing, “My favorite homies!!!!!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.”

actress and mother Jessica Bard wrote on the post, “Queen of the marina.”

Many fans commented to congratulate the couple on the pregnancy, with one saying, “Your mom would be so happy 🤍 congratulations,” while another just said, “We love you! ❤️.”

Lourd and Rydell already have a two-year-old son Kingston fisherman.

The 30-year-old actress, who is the daughter of fire Carrie Fisher and the fire granddaughter Debbie Reynoldsreceived acclaim for her performances throughout her career.

She played in screen queens from 2015 to 2016 before moving on to by Ryan Murphy another show, american horror story, even back for the currently airing season 11.

In 2019, she starred in Library as the very unique Gigi, and also appeared in the final trilogy of star wars films alongside his late mother.

The new romantic comedy is his most recent project.

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All of Carrie Bradshaw’s best repeat outfits to date

When celebrities or famous TV show characters, like Carrie Bradshaw, wear an item from their own wardrobe again, it takes on added meaning. Sure, it’s something we regular people do all the time – but given the vast access A-listers have to fashion’s hottest pieces, it’s a powerful message about fashion. importance of sustainability: love and wear what you already have.

Carrie Bradshaw masters the art of vintage

It is a philosophy that a certain fictional character, sex and the cityit is Carrie Bradshawstarted defending a long time ago, let it be his famous Carrie necklace or her Chanel boots. Indeed, in the first season of And just like that, Sarah Jessica ParkerThe character has often been seen wearing iconic pieces from the original HBO series. The purple sequin Fendi The baguette bag makes its appearance, as does its blue satin Manolo Blahnik Hangisi heels, which she wore when she ultimately married Mr. Big in the first sex and the city film. It just goes to show that investing in timeless pieces in your 20s and 30s will pay off when you’re in your 50s and beyond.

Apart from accessories, Carrie also revisited some of her most important looks, including the Atelier Versace Mille Feuille dress which she first wore in Paris in season six of the original series. On the reboot, the character shows the rare coin to his real estate agent friend Sema Patel, describing it as his “pride and joy”. (Carrie has enlisted Charlotte’s daughter, Lily, to help archive her vast collection – she even says she’ll spend the Versace dress on her one day.)

What other famous looks might we see Carrie carry in And just like that season two? She’s already been spotted in her Dior gladiator sandals during filming, so watch this space. In the meantime, take a look at CarrieBest repeated outfits to date.

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How Rhenus is helping fashion brands stay ‘trendy’ in a time of…

For over 30 years, Rhenus Warehousing Solutions UK has been providing fashion retailers with reliable logistics solutions and helping them thrive in a rapidly changing market.

Since the rise of e-commerce, the fashion industry has grown faster than ever.

The UK is one of the biggest fashion markets in the world and home to industry leaders such as Next, ASOS and Marks and Spencer. This year, UK fashion market revenue is expected to reach £60.1 billion, and in 2026 it is expected to reach £66.9 billion*.

Global brands and high street retailers are seeing consumer trends shift, with many shoppers moving away from malls to shopping online from the comfort of their homes, turning their bedrooms into dressing rooms.

This boom in e-commerce and online shopping has forced brands to deal with a higher rate of returned items, sometimes up to 40%. In response, retailers Zara, Boohoo, Next, In The Style and Uniqlo have started adding extra charges to returns, meaning UK customers can no longer send unwanted items back to suppliers for free.

Along with having to deal with more returns than ever before, retailers are also more focused on sustainability. The drive to be eco-friendly and recycle fashion items, as opposed to building the fast fashion industry, is increasingly important.

Many consumers are now specifically looking for brands that are aware of their environmental impact, who are working to achieve carbon neutrality and, in the long term, become carbon positive.

In this constantly growing industry, adaptability is fundamental. As the fashion industry continues to evolve, Rhenus Warehousing Solutions UK is here to provide retailers with efficient logistics solutions and supply chain control, as well as offering expertise and advice.

Rhenus has become a well-known brand in the fashion industry, and manages hundreds of millions of garments per year. To celebrate its close relationship with the industry and reach out to potential fashion customers, Rhenus UK is relaunching its successful ‘Always in Fashion’ campaign.

“Always in Fashion” describes how the logistics provider’s core values, such as service, value and a human approach, will always be “in fashion”, and showcases its innovation in fashion logistics.

Harry Wheelhouse, International Sector Director at Rhenus, said: “Rhenus is performing exceptionally well globally, particularly for customers in the fashion industry. The UK has a very developed market in terms of fashion, which means there is great potential for customers to benefit from a wide range of third-party resources to enhance the consumer experience.”

“Fashion is a heritage for us. We have been supporting players in the fashion sector for many years, which allows us to offer a tailor-made service that meets the specific needs of each brand.

Fashion buying methods are constantly evolving and Rhenus makes it a priority to stay at the forefront of ever-changing industry requirements, offering bespoke services, speed, innovation and efficiency. . Its long-standing involvement in the fashion industry demonstrates that the logistics specialist understands its customers and is able to provide the flexibility and expertise needed to meet consumer demands, especially during peak seasons.

Harry continues: “We have a team of highly experienced colleagues who are fully equipped to deal with stringent requirements, with effective procedures in place to ensure quality is maintained and deadlines are met.

“The current e-commerce boom is a key time for fashion brands to look to third-party logistics providers and find a way to secure their place as the retailer of choice in a demanding digital world.”

To find out how Rhenus Warehousing Solutions UK can help your business, please phone 01455 200700 or email [email protected].


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10 menswear influencers to follow for style inspiration

Back to the office? Do you leave your home to go shopping? Simply putting on “any old suit” or stepping out in the same outfit you just trained in won’t suit the fashionable man.

However, you may find yourself in a massive style rut. Although menswear is often all about “just changing your tie”, you might like to be more creative with your look. Also, after two and a half years of navigating a pandemic (i.e. staying home most of the time), there is suddenly an increased need to dress head-to-toe and not not just put on a nice shirt for a Zoom call.

Enter fashion influencers. No, they are not just for women’s style. Many menswear influencers have amassed huge followings for their regular and accessible style inspiration. Going through a few of their snaps, you’ll realize that you, in fact, have something to wear.

Mariano Di Vaio

Username: @marianodivaio

The 33-year-old Italian blogger has served as a brand ambassador for a who’s who of designer brands, including Dolce & Gabbana and Hugo Boss. His feed is curated with styles for multiple occasions, from casual monochromatic tracksuits with white sneakers to sharp yet stylish blue plaid suit jackets. He’s Italian, so you can see him sporting head-to-toe white after Labor Day carefree, much to the delight of his 6.7 million followers.

Phil Cohen

username: @thepacman82

Many of this male style influencer’s first shots were in trendy flat poses. These days, you can find Phil Cohen, a virtual creative director, making appearances in videos that have become must-sees for his nearly 860,000 subscribers. You might not be able to dress up while jumping in the air like he did in this video (although he shows you how), but you can copy many of his looks. Think reversible knits, tailored pants and all the Levi’s jeans your dresser can handle.

Justin Livingstone

Username: @justinliv

Justin Livingston moved to New York from Mississippi to pursue a career in fashion. Some two decades later, it’s clear he certainly stood out in a crowd full of other hopefuls. Livingston has over 296,000 followers and he shares photos of himself looking stylish and well-travelled. A recent article included Livingston mingling with locals in tapered pants, a long-sleeved shirt and a beret in front of the Eiffel Tower. Of course, he also got it all in New York street style. Leather trench coats, men’s handbags, faux leather pants, and graffiti layers that prove comfy season is also style season are all recent OOTDs.

Luka Sabbath

Username: @lukasabbat

Luke Sabbat, aka Mr. Fallback, even makes taking out the trash stylish. The influencer recently stepped out in Japan trash bagging in cream leather pants and a white three-quarter sleeve T-shirt. It was impressive. There are plenty more where this came from, and her feed is made for daring men willing to take fashion risks and make them stellar. He wore a long white fur coat over sweats, a bright blue Tommy Hilfiger hoodie over a collared shirt and combat boots with shorts and a men’s handbag.

Does Taylor

Username: @brightbazaar

Will Taylor is an interior design writer, but he also has 341,000 followers on Instagram for his personal style. He recently shared wetsuit style tips, looked fashionable serving as a pool boy in shorts and a t-shirt, and gave off some major (but comfy) western vibes while sitting by the fire in a cowboy tuxedo.

Johannes Huebl

Username: @johanneshuebl

One of the most followed fashion influencers with a number of 1 million, Johannes Huebl is a German model, photographer and designer. Her looks are generally classic and accessible. Relaxed jeans and a sweater, as he showed in a recent post taken on a walk in Berlin, are perfect for autumn days, while cuffed jeans and a blazer will make you look chic effortlessly.

Leo Mandella

Username: @gullyguyleo

Leo Mandella catches eyeballs when he steps out in bold styles that match his ice cream and serve as early Halloween inspiration. He also attracted more than 707,000 accounts on his Instagram page. Recent posts have included looks from Versace and Prada dungarees.

Brock + Chris Lin

Username: @yummertime

This account gives 273,000 followers two influencers for the price of one. Watch them make lounging in a hotel look cozy yet fashionable, look like urban cowboys brought up in crisp white shirts and pants and brown Banana Republic jackets, and prove that the personal care can always be stylish.

Blake Scott Silva

Username: @blakescott

This LatinX influencer gives a variety of looks. It shows the differences — or lack thereof — between the $2,700 and $500 suits. He also looks flawless in white and LA chic in an open-neck shirt and white t-shirt.

Mario Rios

Username: @manurios

You cannot pin Mario Rios. The fashion influencer’s biography simply reads “moving around in different spaces.” His feed shows that, but you’ll never see him look offbeat, as his appearance is as varied as his travels. He recently wore a slim blazer and wide leg pants in Paris and combat boots, leather shorts and a sweater vest while filming for Interview review. A post with a sequined top racked up over a million likes.

Fashion influencers can offer inspirational and ambitious looks to help you figure out what to wear. Each men’s style influencer has their own personality that shines through on their grids. Some feature bold, bold looks that play with texture and color, like sequined tops and hoodies over workwear. Others stick to the classics – crew neck sweaters, denim and white sneakers. In other words, there’s probably an inspiring look for you. Ultimately, what makes these influencers fashionable is that their styles are personal. Consider taking a bit of each, but injecting your own life into your outfit for a look that’s authentically you.

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Charlie Cox Breaks Down She-Hulk’s Meta Daredevil Hallway Fight

Charlie Cox breaks down She-Hulk’s Daredevil meta hallway fight, praising creator Jessica Gao’s ability to subvert audience expectations.

As audiences continue to praise the character’s return, Charlie Cox explains how She-Hulk: LawyerDaredevil’s meta hallway combat was born. Cox made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a blind vigilante with Netflix daredevil, in which he faced Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin, Jon Bernthal’s Punisher and Wilson Bethel’s Bullseye. With Netflix’s show slate canceled after their deal with Marvel expired, Cox’s Daredevil’s future remained uncertain until it returned for a guest appearance in Spider-Man: No Coming Home.


After the celebrated brief appearance, Cox would once again return to the MCU to She-Hulk: Lawyer, a comeback audiences had been waiting for until episode 8, “Ribbit and Rip It”, in which he was Leap-Frog’s attorney, who was suing superhuman fashion designer Luke Jacobson over a faulty supersuit. Jacobson and Matt Murdock would ultimately win the case immediately, but Tatiana Maslany’s She-Hulk would team up with Daredevil after learning he kidnapped Luke in hopes of getting a new costume. Cox’s Daredevil would do one more appearance in She-Hulk: Lawyer finale, he and Jen spending more time together, but one scene stands out more than the others for the audience.

Related: All Upcoming MCU Movies And Shows She-Hulk Could Appear In The Next One

By speaking with wonder to discuss his return to the franchise, Charlie Cox cracked She-Hulk: LawyerDaredevil’s meta hallway combat. The actor praised creator Jessica Gao for her ability to deliver a subversive take on Netflix’s iconic action sequence and her first reaction to reading the script. See what Cox said below:

This is so cool. I read this. It was so smart. It’s so smart, and it’s good because it’s cool because at least you have some of it. It starts, so you feel like, oh, cool, we have a stunt fight scene in the hallway. But then there’s that great moment when She-Hulk walks into the room. It was so smart. Jessica Gao is amazing. I loved working with her. I found his scripts sensational, and it was a real pleasure.

How She-HulkCorridor fight vs. daredevilit is

She-Hulk: Lawyerit is Daredevil Corridor Fight Scene excited many fans of the Netflix series, as it gave Cox’s MCU hero another chance to take on a large group of enemies alone in a claustrophobic setting. Unlike its predecessors, however, the Disney+ show offered a meta twist on the action sequence, with She-Hulk bursting through the wall just as Daredevil seemed to outnumber normal, much to his chagrin. for he was aiming for a silent approach. to infiltrate Leap-Frog’s hideout. The scene not only worked to provide fan service of recreating one of the character’s most iconic MCU moments, but it also deepened the dynamic between Daredevil and She-Hulk for their budding romance.

Although it may not have been as impactful as the Netflix scenes, She-Hulk: LawyerDaredevil’s meta hallway fight has proven to be another excellent continuation of Cox’s trending original series for the Netflix universe. Inspired by the emblematic Old boy stagethe hallway fight has become a common motif in both daredevil seasons 2 and 3, as well as The defenders involving the entire roster of heroes involved in the crossover, and with Cox’s character once again getting his own series with Daredevil: Born Again, it will be interesting to see if the creators behind it choose to bring it back. In the meantime, the public can review She-Hulk: LawyerDaredevil’s meta hallway fight and the rest of its series arc, with Season 1 streaming in its entirety on Disney+.

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The young French prodigy Victor Wembanyama thrills the Parisian crowd

Like their American counterparts, French fans have been completely caught up in “Wembamania”.

PARIS (PA) – Victor Wembanyama scored his side’s first points after just 54 seconds, then raised his arms as he assisted on the final score of Friday night’s game with a pass that traveled nearly the length of the pitch.

‘Wembamania’ is sweeping France and everyone is trying to catch a glimpse of the 18-year-old prodigy widely expected to become an NBA star.

Even former Prime Minister Lionel Jospin, 85, who called the club president to ask for a ticket. The Socialist Party politician saw Wembanyama score 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting for the Paris-based Metropolitans 92 in a 113-88 win over Blois. He went 2 for 3 from 3-point range and had seven rebounds and five blocks.

Smiling after a smooth driveway and late game dunk, the 7ft 3in Wembanyama then drew the roar of the night when he made a deep 3. Those few minutes of effortless but ruthless play were worth the right to ‘hall. for a crowd of about 4,000 people.

Metropolitans coach Vincent Collet said the hype was normal and great for the French game.

“It’s something you can’t really control and it’s because of what happened two weeks ago in the United States,” he said after the game. “In general, it’s a good thing for basketball, for our club and for the game. It highlights basketball, it attracts people.

Collet believes Wembanyama has enough mental toughness to handle the demands of the NBA, despite his young age.

“There is what the Americans call ‘skills’, an ability that is out of the ordinary. But remember he’s only 18 and a half. In basketball at the highest level, there are a lot of things to manage,” Collet said after the game. “But he has an extraordinary capacity for learning. You don’t need to keep teaching him because he learns very quickly. It’s a great asset, along with all the others he has. It is very valuable, believe me, because it is very rare.

Top prospects Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson delivered memorable performances in recent exhibition games in Las Vegas.

Wembanyama even did a little impromptu coaching on the court, patting his head as if to say “think” of a teammate. Before the match started, he tapped the soles of his giant shoes twice.

Wembanyama drew huge cheers when he sprinted like an Olympian – his angular running style making his arms look like pistons – to come back and block a shot late in the first quarter.

NBA great LeBron James described Wembanyama’s athleticism, saying “no one has ever seen someone as big as him but as fluid.”

Wembanyama let frustration get to him at times on Friday, dropping his head when he missed a block. He looked annoyed by the officials – raising his hands as if to say, “Oh, come on!” — when a player from Blois appeared to trip him up.

He only had five points in the first half, without attempting a 3, but made five blocks. After hitting a 3-pointer 40 seconds into the third quarter, he then launched himself into the air to catch a pass and send the ball off balance to captain Lahaou Konaté, clenching his fist when Konaté’s shot is Between.

He jumped out of his seat and slapped a towel in appreciation when another teammate made a deep 3-pointer in the third period, before turning into an artist again.

“Victor is a great guy, he always encourages others. Even at times tonight, when he wasn’t at his best, he was pushing everyone, and he still finished with 17 points,” said teammate Hugo Besson. “It’s so cool to play with him, he reads the game very well. I think he has the maturity to play in the NBA.

Others also have to raise their level of play because of the spotlight on the club.

“I think we have to live with it very well. Some players can be stressed because there are so many expectations around the team,” Besson said. “But I like it because it means we have high expectations.”

Victor Wembanyama discusses his NBA future after a pair of impressive exhibition games against G League Ignite.

The crowd was small compared to what awaits Wembanyama in the NBA. When his name was read as part of the starting five, huge cheers erupted around the compact arena.

He is considered the likely first pick in the 2023 NBA draft and is almost certain to be the top-five pick in the French draft.

He will be 19.5 – almost the exact same age as football star Kylian Mbappe when he played for France in their 2018 World Cup victory. The two wonderkids grew up in the Paris suburbs, where Wembanyama could take over from the great judoka Teddy Riner as the new French Olympic star at the 2024 Games.

The hype around Wembanyama is growing and national news channel France 2 aired a report on him after his jaw-dropping performances in two exhibition games in Las Vegas.

“It’s normal, no problem. At PSG, people always talk about Mbappe,” said Collet. “We all enjoyed that time in Las Vegas, which would never have happened if Victor hadn’t been in the team. He’s a good teammate and you can’t look for problems that aren’t there.

Metropolitans chairman Alain Weisz, who launched four-time NBA champion Tony Parker’s international career with France, said tickets for Friday’s game were made available 10 days ago and sold out in two hours. Last Saturday’s Le Mans match – Wembanyama’s first after his Las Vegas bonanza – saw the lowly club sell all 6,000 tickets for the first time.

“What the boy is doing is unheard of,” Weisz told France Info radio. “It’s not just young people here or rappers who identify with Victor. Even Lionel Jospin called me for a ticket. What happened in the United States created an unimaginable level of interest.

Jospin was French Prime Minister from 1997 to 2002.

The club has already sold twice as many shirts as last season in one month of competition, 85% of which were on behalf of Wembanyama. On average, six scouts come to each game and one of the Sacramento Kings even spent two days watching him practice before attending the Le Mans game.

“Victor’s determination is extraordinary,” Weisz said. “He reminds me a lot of Tony Parker.”

Wembanyama looks like the ultimate perfectionist.

An hour before Friday’s game, he mumbled to himself in annoyance after missing a few shots from close range during the warm-up.

“What is interesting tonight is that he was patient. He only scored seven points in the first half. He was very patient without forcing things,” said Collet. “You can see it with his percentage. He had seven of 10 shots, six assists and five blocks, so it was an all-around performance.

Wemby, as he is already affectionately known, was deadly in Las Vegas. He finished two exhibition games with 73 points, nine 3-pointers, 15 rebounds and nine blocked shots and an army of fans dreaming of what he could do in the NBA.

Collet is also the longtime coach of the France national team which led the team to a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics. He promises to keep an eye on Wembanyama.

“We will try to help him as much as possible to stay focused because there is a lot at stake. We have to help him in the best possible way,” he said. “He’ll have to get used to (the hype) because it’s not going to get any less.”

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A fashion brand revolutionizing online shopping with live shows

Since online shopping has become more mainstream thanks to the 2020 lockdown, many shopping sites have had to incorporate social media marketing to acquire more users. This has been evident in brands like Shien and how they use influencer marketing to drive traffic and generate demand for their products.

This African e-commerce site takes a different approach by providing a platform for micro-influencers to showcase their style, influence on fashion brands and earn money. For online shoppers, it’s an opportunity to discover their style and see its representation through live online broadcasts.

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In this article, we will review MAKA, its features and how you can also sign up for it. Keep reading to learn more.

MAKA App Features

MAKA is a community commerce platform for fashion and beauty. Their goal is to allow everyone to discover their style, to feel represented and to perfectly express their uniqueness through fashion.

At the moment, MAKA only has three main features: online shopping, live videos and creator community.

1. Online shopping

Like most eCommerce sites, MAKA hosts a range of clothing from several partner brands. So you can choose to browse or search for a specific product. Although all products are measured in UK sizing, there is a guide to help you determine your exact size. You can see that here.

There are also reviews to help you make an informed decision. Similar to Aliexpress, you may see user-generated photos that are real images from verified buyers. If you decide to make a purchase, you can pay by card, bank transfer, direct debit or USSD. Once you have completed your order, you will receive your package directly at your doorstep.

At the time of this article, they only offer delivery anywhere in Nigeria.

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2. Live Videos

MAKA creators often schedule live shows where they try out the actual products listed on the app. The goal is to share their style and help their viewers find creative ways to wear an item. Think of it as a custom track but with more diversity. Since there are designers in different shapes and sizes, shoppers can find one that represents their style and size.

You can also purchase a product while watching a live broadcast. Once the creator reviews a product, simply tap the small icon to your right or the product image at the bottom of the screen to add it to your cart. After the show, you can then finalize your order. You can of course always rewatch a session once it is over.

Since the app is still in beta, MAKA is always improving the overall experience. That’s why to watch live broadcasts, you need to create an account. This ensures that you can easily add items to your bag, ask the creator questions, or interact with other viewers in the comments.

How to open a MAKA account

To start shopping on MAKA or participate in a live stream, simply;

  • To download the mobile application available on Google Play or the App Store
  • Create an account and select your purchase preference
  • At the bottom of your screen, you will see the navigation bar
  • You have access to a ‘For you‘page and a’Tendency‘ where you can discover the creators on Maka
  • There is also a section for shop by multiple categories
  • And one look section where you can Register for upcoming shows from your favorite creators

3. The community of MAKA creators

MAKA’s community is made up of designers who consider themselves trendsetters and hope to inspire others to choose products that match their style. So if you like to dress up and don’t mind being on camera, this is your chance to leverage your network. As a designer on MAKA, you can choose your style and have fun while you work. There are no rigid rules that bind you to terms. Show your style and work when you want.


Start by signing up to join the community of creators. Once you join the network, you can schedule as many live shows as you want to host. You earn money every time you go to live. It is also an opportunity to discover new brands and earn loyalty points that can lower your purchase prices on MAKA.

How to become a creator on MAKA

To join the community of creators on MAKA, you can either apply through the app or send an email here.

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Taylor Swift is in the era of midnight fashion

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Swift uses fashion to express different stages of her life. With her new album “Midnights”, she inaugurates a new one.

Taylor Swift has a song for every situation. Whether you’re feeling a little sad, confident, or vengeful, one lyric from his vast catalog can surely sum it up. After all, for 16 years, the singer-songwriter has been constantly reinventing his image, not only across genres of music, but also across eras of fashion. And as she penetrates her Midnights time, Taylor Swift shows up once again.

The upcoming project, which marks his tenth studio album, chronicles 13 sleepless nights throughout the artist’s life. Ahead of its Oct. 21 release at 12 p.m. ET (obviously), Swift teased fans with a series of niche visuals and thematic descriptions. Her latest style choice? 70s nostalgia, of course.

In a TikTok series titled “Midnights Mayhem,” the star shared the song titles one by one in a decidedly old-fashioned setting. Grainy videos show Swift sitting in front of a velvet curtain with insane elevator music playing in the background. Each episode features the singer in casual retro attire, usually wearing shades of warm brown, high-waisted pants, collared shirts, and lots of stripes.

Its album cover doubles as those dated ’70s details, with vertical wood panels, patterned decor, and hues of harvested gold and burnt orange. Known for her themes of personal liberation and rebellion against authority, no decade is more fitting for Swift’s new aesthetic venture. At this point, we expect the unexpected from the fashion chameleon. Just look at his form-shifting track record.

After releasing her self-titled album in 2006, Taylor Swift was introduced to the world as a small-town, country-singing girl. Sporting bouncy curls, cowboy boots and prom dresses, her teenage love songs elicited a fairy-tale sense of wonder and cast her as a cute ingenue. During the following years, his albums Without fear and Speak Now incorporated pop into its sound and coincided with an increasingly sophisticated red carpet repertoire. Songs from these eras focused on heartbreak, new love, and the nuances of being a teenager.

But as he grew up, his sound and style also grew. With the releases of 2012 Red and 2014 1989, she swapped her spiral locks for blunt bangs and slicked back hair. She wore red lipstick like armor and began experimenting with edgy cutouts and figure-hugging silhouettes on the red carpet. In the following years, ReputationThe edgy gothic visuals of spurned its girl-next-door roots. After that, LoverThe whimsical themes of offered another eighties, as Swift sported playful ensembles full of heart-shaped glasses and rainbow designs. With each drastic change, the star found new ways to recognize — and rebel against — the public opinions that branded her manipulative and crazy.

In 2020, the wildly successful sister albums Folklore and Still featured a transformation in Swift’s storytelling and style. Folk and melancholic songs detailed fictional characters instead of his own experiences. Album covers showed Swift in cozy cardigans, flowing dresses and long coats. She was arguably at the height of her career – but she was the most streamlined Taylor Swift had ever been. In telling these stories, Swift channeled a pure version of her artistry. It seems Midnights will be the culmination of this journey.

The next album returns to a more personal approach to songwriting. “This is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams,” Swift said in a statement. This dichotomy has also appeared in his recent style moments.

From the shimmering gold dress she wore at TIFF to the celestial themed one-piece she wore to the VMAs after-party, Swift referenced the festive disco ball fashion on the red carpet. But his everyday style and his album cover are much more intimate. Take Taylor Swift Midnights‘s four vinyl covers, each of which shows her both glamorous and desperate in a private and personal setting. With Midnights, Swift shows two sides of the same coin: her public persona versus the person she is when no one is watching. And in doing so, she pushes back her reductive celebrity image in a new way.

Over the years, Taylor Swift has managed to use style as a tool to protect and express herself. Of course, her artistry is about the ups and downs of relationships. But beyond that, it’s about growing up, finding yourself and experimenting with your look as you go. Throughout her career, she has shown that it is always good to reinvent yourself for the better. And whoever you decide to be, there’s probably a Taylor Swift song for you.

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Designer Patrick Lam talks about his mod-inspired vision

Patrick Lam, finalist of the Redress Design Award 2022, presents his recent collection inspired by the 60s and talks about the challenges he faces as a sustainable designer.

This year Straighten Design Awards brought together a new avant-garde of up-and-coming designers. Still shrouded in uncertainty of the lingering aftermath of the pandemic, these bright young people from Hong Kong’s bustling fashion scene are looking outward through their designs to find solace in nature. This is especially true for the collection of Redress 2022 finalist Patrick Lam, a designer who is committed to putting sustainable ideals at the heart of his brand. Leveraging upcycling and rebuilding techniques as well as salvaged materials, he creates his take on 60s British Mod subculture through his range of suits, parkas and oversized coats.

What inspires your creations?

My inspiration for this collection comes from the Mod subculture, a group of young people who did not follow the traditional mentalities and lifestyles of the 1960s. Mods were determined to break the existing rules and norms of fashion , trends and lifestyle. I believe sustainable design could make people think about fashion waste. The mods had a notable quote, “Once a mod, always a mod”, which inspired me to stay strong and persistent as an enduring fashion designer. My Redress collection this year used recycled fabrics and materials because I want to remind people to think deeply about what it means to be environmentally friendly. My creations are timeless: trench coats, blazers, parkas, etc. As I wanted to express my interpretation of the Mod, I introduced blazer elements into my parka, combining the two styles together. I think such a layered design is what Mod means to me. I used costume fabrics as linings in this collection with the reversible bomber jacket. It allows wearers to adjust the garment for different occasions while respecting enduring values.

Courtesy of Patrick Lam

Why do you favor military silhouettes in your works?

I include it in this collection because Mods liked to wear military uniforms mixed with formal suits. Based on this, I developed an oversized silhouette with different fabrics.

How did you get into fashion?

The first time I discovered fashion was in high school. There was a home economics class, in which I had the chance to design and make a shirt on my own. I really enjoyed the process. It was then that I decided to become a fashion designer.

Is it hard to be a sustainable fashion designer in Hong Kong?

Being a sustainable designer is very difficult because you have to take certain steps to think about fabric waste from pattern cutting, fabric choices and sources. There are so many limits. The biggest challenge here is the lack of support in Hong Kong. Few customers here prioritize durability over aesthetics.

Courtesy of Patrick Lam

Are there any innovative materials you would like to explore?

I recently came across apple leather, which is an organic material made from by-products of beverage manufacturers. Apple leather is soft and durable and has a much lower environmental footprint than cow leather. I think its natural color and texture have great potential in the fashion industry.

In recent years, outdoor elements have become quite large. Because of Covid-19, people are changing their lifestyles to get closer to nature.

Which celebrity or eminent person would you like to dress?

I would love to dress my favorite actor Keanu Reeves. Her generosity is well known and I have deep respect for her.

Courtesy of Patrick Lam

Would you ever consider getting into digital fashion?

There was a digital outfit challenge during the Redress contest, and after that, I realized how important this new type of fashion was. Nowadays, industry players tend to buy digital samples instead of physical ones, which can change the modus operandi of the fashion world and reduce the pollution caused by the production of sample garments.

What future for Patrick Lam?

After Redress, I would like to continue to participate in other competitions to publicize and spread my vision of sustainable design, while always trying to contribute to the protection of the environment.

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Discover the wine category that “continues to dominate sales” in the new book, Rosés du Sud de la France

Anyone who reads or researches rosé has probably consulted the writings of Elizabeth Gabay MW. She is the author of Rosé: Understanding the rosé wine revolution and his highly anticipated new book Rosés from the South of Francewritten in partnership with Ben Bernheim, is now available.

Bernheim is the son of Gabay, a 20-something sommelier, writer and wine industry veteran who returned to the family home in eastern Provence at the start of the pandemic. During this time he started working with Gabay, researching and tasting wine. Over the months, the duo had tasted around 1,000 rosé wines and documented tasting notes for 850 of them, all from the south of France. These notes have become a digital guide.

“But at the end of the guide, we discovered that we had more questions than answers,” says Gabay. They wondered about taste variance and typicity, and reflected on the tasting sheets and sometimes fuzzy winemaking notes that accompanied each bottle. And this is how the new book was born, born of a curiosity to understand in depth the rosés of the South of France.

Gabay is the wine industry’s preeminent source, even before this book, on critical reflection on rosé around the world. Having worked in Provence since the mid-1980s, she’s not one to make assumptions about rosé color, aging, winemaking methods, origins, potential or style. This book – covering Provence, the Rhône Valley and Languedoc – also includes an educational introduction to rosé from the south of France as well as vintage reports and background on aging rosé wine.

Interest in rosé wines from the south of France has grown in recent years, although the region has cultivated this style since ancient times. According BevAlc Insights 2022 Rosé Wine Category Forecast per Drizly, “pink bottles from France – particularly from Provence and elsewhere in the south of France – continue to dominate sales, holding 63% of the rosé share on Drizly”. And there is no sign of this pattern slowing down. According to that same report, “continued product innovation means consumers are likely to look for new styles” of rosé in the still and sparkling categories in the future. It is a reality that Gabay and Bernheim anticipated.

“Of course, we realize that with rosé being the most exciting category of wine right now – constantly developing and evolving – one book won’t be enough,” says Gabay, hinting at an upcoming second edition. Meanwhile the site is where fans and readers can follow authors and access current rosé wine content and research.

The book is also rich in original photographs and maps. “We decided to include as many maps as possible – difficult as there are very few maps for this region and less for rosé, so Ben created many of the maps himself,” says Gabay. “We wanted terroir photos to show where the wine comes from, to discuss the soils, the grapes, the winemaking and if good rosés could age.” All this and more awaits you inside.

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Fashion house Nanushka accelerates its expansion in China

Hungarian fashion house Nanushka has expanded its presence in China by launching an online store on Alibaba’s Tmall after opening its first Asian flagship store in Shanghai’s IAMP mall last month.

The launch will be followed by the opening of the Nanushka Chengdu store later this year. The fashion brand also aims to increase the number of its stores in the market to nine by 2026, making China the brand’s biggest investment and biggest footprint.

“China continues to be at the forefront of the luxury sector and presents a significant long-term opportunity for us,” Nanushka CEO Peter Baldaszti said in a statement.

The Nanushka Tmall store will offer women’s and men’s ready-to-wear lines, accessories and a basic collection. His bestsellers include the Hide jacket and the Vinni pants.

“We believe that a combined strategy of having a strong physical and digital presence for our customers is key to enabling our customers to connect with our brand.”

Founded in 2006 by husband and wife duo, Sandra Sandor and Baldaszti, the fashion label is known for its craftsmanship and durability with a modern minimalist aesthetic. Nanushka’s plays have been endorsed by Michelle Obama, Yang Mi and Billie Eilish.

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Amazon Canada spotlights 2 Montreal fashion brands and their quirky collections

Amazon Canada dresses two Montreal fashion brands and their designers with a special online collection and video about their unique approach to style. Entin Gartini and Matteo Valmora made the cut for the second edition of the site Spotlight on designers, celebrating six Canadian creators. The series hosted by acclaimed stylist Brad Goreski (of Canada’s famed Drag Race) explores the work of each designer, while walking consumers through exclusive garments they can shop.

“Canadians like to support small businesses; this series allows consumers to shop from home [and] helps them feel connected to what they wear and the people they support through their purchases,” said Vickie Gu, Director of Amazon Fashion Canada. Spotlight on designers aims to expose locally popular products on a national platform.

Entin Gartini is a Montreal-based Indonesian designer who uses a traditional wax technique to handcraft unique batik fabrics. She launched her first collection in 2016, mixing her unique fabric with colorful silhouettes – each piece with a unique design created by Gartini. She is one of early muslim creators in Canada to gain popularity and she says the road to success has not been easy.

Matteo Valmora is a Montreal-based Canadian-Italian artist whose fashion designs deconstruct binary designs in menswear with an eye toward gender-neutral fashion. They launched their eponymous brand in 2020, which they said was inspired by a mountain they saw on their way home from work.

Each of the spotlight winners receives $25,000 from Amazon Canada to donate to a fashion-related charity of their choice.

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Cara Delevingne slims down in lace-up pumps for Fremantle in France – Footwear News

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Cara Delevingne returned to the red carpet to celebrate talent agency Fremantle on Monday night.

Arrived on the red carpet in Cannes for the occasion, during MIPCOM 2022, the FN cover star posed in a ruched black jersey mini dress by Saint Laurent. Its drape $3,690 viscose style gained extra edge with a figure-hugging fit, as well as a sweetheart neckline and two diamond-shaped bodice cutouts. Elevating the elegant dress was a thin gold lasso necklace, giving a metallic shimmer to the minimalist ensemble.

Cara Delevingne attends the Fremantle photocall during MIPCOM 2022 in Cannes on October 17, 2022.

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Cara Delevingne attends the Fremantle photocall during MIPCOM 2022 in Cannes on October 17, 2022.

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As far as shoes go, Delevingne’s shoes were equally stylish: a pair of black pointed-toe Gucci pumps. His $990 model glossy patent leather upper with triangular toe and closed counters. Giving the set a smooth finish, thick ankle cuff straps are cinched in with thin laces, giving them a bondage-esque look. The ‘Paper Towns’ actress’ style was complete with thin gold metallic heels, likely measuring 4 inches tall. The set provided a versatile finish to Delevingne’s set while maintaining its own bold update of a closet staple.

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Zoom on the Gucci pumps by Delevingne.

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Patent pumps from Gucci.

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Delevingne’s shoe style is sleek and bold. On the red carpet, the “Suicide Squad” star often wears color-coordinated and embellished pumps, sandals and platforms from Schutz, Giuseppe Zanotti, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin. When off duty, she can also be spotted in combat boots and RTA, Dior and Puma sneakers. Delevingne has been a model, jewelry and beauty ambassador for Dior since 2019, as well as an ambassador for Puma since 2016.

PHOTOS: Discover Delevingne’s FN cover shoot in the gallery.

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Camilla eschews the popular style the late queen was ‘not a fan’ of – but Kate loves it

The royal family has access to some of the most incredible clothes in the world, but each royal tends to have their own style. Personal stylist and image coach Melissa Lund explained exclusively to why Queen Camilla refuses to wear trousers.

Queen Camilla had previously avoided getting her ears pierced, telling Vogue that “nothing” was going to pierce her ears.

However, she seems to be just as particular about a popular item of clothing.

According to Melissa, the Queen Consort almost never goes out in pants, much like the late Queen Elizabeth II – but why?

The expert said: “I don’t think the royals really follow the trends, although the younger members of the royal family (and I count the Princess of Wales in that group) try to look fashionable. fashion.

READ MORE: Kate more ‘royal’ than Camilla but for some unfortunate reason – claims

“They seem keen on creating a signature style though.”

While Kate’s signature style is the fitted cut, and the Queen paired bold hats and coats, Camilla is definitely a fan of a coat dress.

One item Camilla seems to shy away from is pants – but why is that?

Melissa said: “I don’t know if it’s because she thinks she doesn’t look good in them or she thinks they’re not appropriate.


“The late Queen was not a fan of women in trousers and although it was not a rule as such, it was certainly her preference that women in the Royal Family did not wear them.”

In her 70-year reign, the Queen has been spotted wearing trousers less than 10 times, so it’s possible it rubbed off on Camilla.

However, “Meghan and Kate both ignored that advice,” Melissa said.

She continued, “Kate Middleton is a big fan of pants, even though she’s only just transitioned from skinny styles to more fashionable high-waisted, wide-leg styles.”

READ MORE: Camilla may have to ditch her ‘unruly’ style habit as new queen

But Melissa thinks Camilla could wear pants if she wanted to – as long as it was a specific style.

The expert explained, “A slim (but not skinny) fit style would look great under the coat dresses she loves.

“This look is very Armani – chic, understated and age appropriate. It would be a great option for her and would update her look.

“She actually tried this look before at a Gurkha reception at Edinburgh Palace in November 2017.”

Camilla gave a nod to the style with an emerald ensemble at a reception to celebrate the British Asian Trust earlier this year.

However, overall, she rather overlooked the look and could “do it more often,” Melissa suggested.

Another trouser style that Camilla would flatter, according to the expert, is a fitted trouser suit and a silk top underneath.

To keep things “contemporary” alongside this classic style, the royal could accessorize with a pair of high heels and a clutch.

However, wide legs and high waisted pants might be a “step too far” for the queen consort.

Melissa explained that this might not work as best paired with “very high heels and a fitted top or jacket”.

“The goal is to have volume in one area of ​​the body – i.e. the lower half – and not in the other half. Volume in both halves doesn’t work on anyone!”

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Fashion designer claims Beyoncé’s stylist didn’t pay for her work – Bey’s team issues receipts

A fashion and art designer has made strong claims accusing the stylist of a musical artist BeyonceMarni Senofonte, for not paying for her work.

Designate Nusi Quero took the accusations to Instagram earlier this week in a now-deleted post.

Quero wrote, “As a stylist for B, I really expected the best from you and your team. “But since you don’t respond to texts and emails. I guess this is the last resort I can use before legal means to settle your outstanding balances, which you owe us and my associate for about 3 months.

According page 6, by Beyoncé The publicist responded in a statement, according to Page Six, saying Quero had made “deeply troubling” claims about not being paid for his work.

“Designer Nusi Quero has released damaging statements to Marni Senofonte regarding non-payments for completed work. In fact, he was paid for his work and there is evidence of all payments made. We have been in communication with his team and three payments were made to him. The first payment was made on May 9, 2022,” the publicist said.

by Beyoncé Representatives told Page Six that there were issues with Quero’s bank on the second payment, a 50% deposit on the agreed cost, which was wired.

But while Quero admits there was a problem with his bank, he claims the problem was immediately rectified.

The third and final payment was also returned, the statement said, when Quero changed its account number.

“It was returned as an invalid account number due to an error on his part,” said by Beyoncé representatives.

But despite the previous dilemma, reps say the payments were in fact made to the designer.

“After persistent and exhausting communication to obtain the correct information on his account and two failed bank transfer attempts, a physical check was mailed to him for final payment on September 29, 2022,” the reps told Page Six. .

“Marni gave me a 50% deposit for one of the three works (not the album cover), nothing more, and it took over a month to get it to us,” wrote Quero online, without further comment on this. .

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‘Trolling helps show the king has no clothes’: How Ukraine’s military conquered Twitter

Earlier this week, a small group of Ukrainians experts in video editing, communication and advertising decided to thank France for the weapons it had sent to the country’s army.

“It’s France, so we knew we had to do something romantic,” said Anna, who helps create content for the team that runs the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s Twitter account and who asked that his real name is not used. “But we also had to remind them that they can do more.”

The result clip was posted on the ministry’s Twitter feed on Wednesday. Set to Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin’s recording of the classic French ballad “Je t’aime moi non plus (I love you, me neither),” the video features images of chocolates and flowers that turn into images 155 mm howitzer artillery Caesar offered by France fire on the Ukrainian battlefields. “Thank you France”, we read in the text. “Send us more.”

The clip racked up 1.5 million views and 31,000 retweets in 24 hours.

As the battle against Russia enters its eighth month after February’s full-scale invasion of Moscow, the Ukrainian military appears to have taken over Twitter with an effective mix of humor and tragedy posts. The goal is to “win hearts and minds” across the world and keep international allies by its side, Anna said.

Ministry of Defense feeds intersect grim reminders of the toll of the war in Ukraine with skillfully produced and often irreverent messages – creating a narrative that Ukrainians are stoic in wartime, ironic in difficult circumstances and magnanimous about their path to a victory made possible by the West. weapons.

The messages spilled onto the Twitter feeds of their target audience — international policymakers, influential journalists and ordinary pro-Ukrainian Westerners — who clearly seem hooked. Even as energy costs soar across Europe, such accounts are helping to maintain popular support for Ukraine’s war effort, observers say.

“Videos like this help define a narrative that influences what is possible in the political world,” said a Western diplomat. “Accounts like these are a key part of that and they’re influential.”

The Ministry of Defense account has 1.5 million subscribers, but its influence is much wider. Followed by top officials around the world, including at the US State and Defense Departments and the CIA, its output – and that of other unofficial pro-Ukrainian sites – is helping to build support, while “the humor and creativity help ward off [the west’s] war fatigue,” said another Western diplomat.

Tweets from Ukraine’s Defense Ministry include references to their target audience’s concerns, such as a map hinting at the Japan-Russia dispute over the Kuril Islands, and creative ways to thank allies for military donations. weapons

Behind the result is a diverse group of volunteers, including graphic designers, video editors and copywriters, who feed their creative efforts into a strategic communications company made up of veterans of the Ukrainian political scene. This team manages the Twitter accounts of the country’s Defense Ministry and Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov.

They have become the voice of the country’s armed forces, drowning out their enemy’s stilted messages with dragging, irreverent jokes and an understanding of the culture of the countries they are targeting.

When using a map of Japan to show the length of Ukraine’s front line, the team included the Kuril Islands, the subject of a territorial dispute between Tokyo and Moscow. Comments have exploded with Japanese users, surprised and grateful that Ukrainians are aware of the problem.

Some contributors work in the United States, refining content for one of their main targets – the American taxpayer. Some of the material pays homage to the hit 2000 film Gladiator – known to be particularly popular among American men of the generation that now holds influence.

In another, a cartoon Himars – the guided rocket system donated to Ukraine by the United States – floats on a dinghy, its missiles pointed at Vladimir Putin’s iconic infrastructure project in Crimea, the Kerch – foreshadowing last weekend’s explosion which partially destroyed the structure.

Those involved in the Twitter content asked not to be identified out of concern for their physical safety and the possibility of a cyberattack from Russia. “It’s tempting to take credit for it,” says Anna. “But maybe after the war.”

The creatives work in separate silos, using an encrypted messaging app to stay in touch with the dozen people who approve and publish the final messages.

Examples of tweets from the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense
Simple messaging and trolling their enemy are among the Twitter techniques deployed by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense

At headquarters, the goal is clear: to keep the audience engaged with a simple narrative. “No one believed Ukraine would win this war, but we weren’t surprised we were tigers,” said Taras, also an alias, who has the final say on what is tweeted. “We weren’t surprised that we were tigers – so we have to show Western audiences what we know about ourselves.”

The simplest messages often work best, Taras said. He chose a photo of four soldiers and a scowling cat in a Humvee, which his team found on Telegram and tweeted. “Five of us,” read the post, which struck a chord with audiences and was retweeted 110,000 times.

“Ukraine offers the world a beautiful story, full of tragedy and pain, but also beauty, humor and compassion,” Anna said. “We are brave on the battlefield but we also rescue cats and dogs, hold weddings on the front lines – we fight for these values.”

The team’s most effective weapon proved to be their foe’s ruthless trolling. After Ukrainian forces seized ammunition and armor from the Russian army during its chaotic retreat from the Kharkiv region at the end of the summer, Taras and his colleagues tweeted: “We do not accept gifts murderers, torturers, looters or rapists. . . we will give back everything, down to the last shell.

Throughout the summer, as unexplained explosions rocked Russian bases in Crimea, their posts neither claimed nor denied the attacks. Instead, they mocked Russian soldiers for setting fire to their own infrastructure by carelessly smoking, using the Bananarama song “Cruel Summer” as the soundtrack.

“Trolling is the best way,” Anna said. “If you ridicule your enemy, then there is less fear. Russia has tried to convince the whole world that it is the most powerful army. Now we see that they are weak, ill-equipped, demoralized – and trolling helps us show that the king has no clothes.

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Shein: parent company of fast fashion brand to pay New York State $1.9 million over data breach

The owner of fast fashion brand Shein has been ordered to pay New York State $1.9 million over a data breach that affected millions of customers.

Zoetop Business Company, Ltd – which owns the Shein and Romwe e-commerce brands – failed to properly handle a 2018 data breach in which the personal information of 39 million Shein accounts and seven million Romwe accounts were breached. been compromised, New York Attorney General Letitia James said. Wednesday.

An investigation by the Attorney General’s Office revealed that hackers managed to steal credit card information and personal information, including names, email addresses and account passwords from Shein customers.

After Zoetop learned of the hack, the company “failed to take adequate steps” to protect many affected accounts and “minimized the extent of the cyberattack” to shoppers, according to the OAG. For the 39 million Shein accounts affected by the data breach, Zoetop did not alert customers whose login credentials had been stolen. The company has also been accused of “misrepresenting” the size and scope of the breach in several public statements to its customers.

Two years later, Zoetop reportedly uncovered Romwe customer login credentials available on the dark web believed to be from the 2018 cyberattack.

“Shein and Romwe’s weak digital security measures made it easy for hackers to steal consumers’ personal data,” James said. “As New Yorkers searched for the latest trends on Shein and Romwe, their personal data was stolen and Zoetop attempted to cover it up. Failing to protect consumers’ personal data and lying about it is not fashionable .

“Shein and Romwe need to strengthen their cybersecurity measures to protect consumers against fraud and identity theft,” she continued. “This agreement should send a clear warning to businesses that they need to strengthen their digital security measures and be transparent with consumers, nothing less will be tolerated.”

As a result of the investigation, Zoetop was ordered to pay $1.9 million in fines to the state of New York and must strengthen its cybersecurity measures to protect consumer information.

Chinese fast fashion brand Shein has become known for its inexpensive and plentiful clothing options, and is now valued at $100 billion. The e-commerce brand has been at the center of much controversy since its inception in 2008 and faces accusations of exploiting workers, stealing ideas from freelance designers and contributing to environmental damage caused by the construction industry. fast mode.

The Independent has contacted Zoetop Business Company, Ltd for comment.

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6 Spring 2023 Fashion Week Trends From The Show To Update Your Wardrobe

Another fashion week has passed, which means more trends to obsess over. While we may have to wait a few more months for the next global fashion show frenzy, we have plenty fashion trends to rock in the meantime. Unsurprisingly, Canadian tuxedos, glamorous grunge and monochromatic moments all reigned supreme on this season’s runways, but new (and rather unexpected) trends hit the runway this year, including mini skirts and disco ball gowns.

Below, we’ve rounded up seven Spring/Summer 2023 fashion trends inspired by our favorite fashion week shows. From New York to Milan and everywhere in between, here’s what your favorite designers, models and editors will be wearing all season long.

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PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 02: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY – For non-editorial use, please ask Fashion House for approval) Bella Hadid walks the runway during the Givenchy Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on 02 October 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)Dominique Charriau

(EDITORIAL USE ONLY – for non-editorial use, please ask Fashion House for approval) A model walks the runway during the Botter Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on September 27, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)Estrop/Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Blumarine fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on September 22, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)Estrop/Getty Images

Love ’em or hate ’em, Canadian tuxedos never go out of style. This season, head-to-toe denim has taken over the runways, with distressed and oversized styles stealing the show. So embrace your inner Gigi Hadid and don’t be afraid to wear denim on denim this winter. To chase. We give you permission.

90s nostalgia

MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 23: Adut Akech walks the runway during the Versace Ready To Wear Spring/Summer 2023 fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week on September 23, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images

NEW-YORK, USA – SEPTEMBER 14: A model walks the runway during the Tom Ford Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of New York Fashion Week on September 14, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images

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It looks like the era of dark grunge is finally back, and we can’t wait to start dressing like all of our favorite 90s icons, minus the thin eyebrows, of course. All you need to get the look is a little bangs, tight leather pants and some big jewelry. Add a glazed brownie lip and you’re ready to rock Nirvana.

Major in Monochrome

MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 22: A model walks the runway at the Max Mara fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on September 22, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)Daniele Venturelli

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 03: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY – For non-editorial use, please ask Fashion House for approval) Gigi Hadid walks the runway during the Stella McCartney Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 03, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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From Stella McCartney’s color block runway to a sea of ​​fashion week attendees in single-color looks, it turns out he’s committed to a singular hue box be in fashion. In addition, this trend makes dressing much easier. All you have to do is commit to a specific tone, and you’re ready to take on the world.

classy sherlock

PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 29: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY – For non-editorial use, please ask Fashion House for approval) A model walks the runway during the Chloe Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on the 29th September 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 03: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY – For non-editorial use, please ask Fashion House for approval) A model walks the runway during the Thom Browne Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Palais Garnier on October 03, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Richard Bord/Getty Images)Richard Bord/Getty Images

PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 27: (NEW YORK TIMES OUT) A model walks the runway during the Saint Laurent Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on September 27, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images

Forget oversized blazers, it’s Sherlock Holmes-inspired trench coats’ turn to have their moment of glory. The latest trend among the fashion elite is taking a page straight out of the detective’s playbook, adopting structured check coats and beige button-up trench coats as the new ‘it’ layer.

Diamonds are forever

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 02: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY – For non-editorial use, please ask Fashion House for approval) A model walks the runway during the Givenchy Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on 02 October 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stéphane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Getty Images

NEW-YORK, USA – SEPTEMBER 14: Bella Hadid walks the runway during the Tom Ford Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of New York Fashion Week on September 14, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 02: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY – For non-editorial use, please ask Fashion House for approval) A model walks the runway during the Valentino Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on 02 October 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)Peter White/Getty Images

From the luxe casual looks on the runway to Zendaya’s stunning crystal-covered cut at the Valentino runway, one thing is clear: standing out among the crowd has never been so good. fashionable. Perhaps more aptly called “disco ball attire,” sequins are this season’s must-have adornment. In addition, it’s the perfect trend to rock at all your next end-of-year parties!

Highlighter shades

MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 21: (NEW YORK TIMES OUT) A model walks the runway during the Diesel Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2023 fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week on September 21, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images

MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 21: A model walks the runway during the Fendi Ready To Wear Spring/Summer 2023 fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week on September 21, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images

MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway during the Versace Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Milan Fashion Week on September 23, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images

Bold neon looks rocked the runways and street styles during fashion month. Even Kim Kardashian was spotted in a fluorescent ensemble that made dressing up as a surprisingly fashionable glow stick. Honestly, it kinda fits the Barbiecore aesthetic that Kylie Jenner loves so much – and we totally get it.

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Designer, Educator and 3D Printing Expert Julia Koerner Receives Charles Moore Traveling Studio Award | New


Julia Koerner. Image courtesy of UCLA AUD.

UCLA Architecture and Urban Design has announced award-winning Austrian designer Julia Koerner as the recipient of the Charles Moore Traveling Studio Award. The award was established in 2004 to honor architect Charles Moore for his “exemplary commitment to teaching and to honor his belief in the unique importance of the study of place to the practice of architecture”.

Koerner is no stranger to innovation and its influences in 3D printing, manufacturing, fashion design, architecture, and academia. In 2019, Archinect reached out to her for an in-depth interview to learn more about her design practice, JK Design GmbH, her path to architecture, and her expertise in 3D printing applications. As an adjunct assistant professor in UCLA’s AUD program, she also directs the school’s AUD summer programs as director.

Hybrid Holism Dress - 3D printed in collaboration with IVH & Materialise.  Image courtesy of Julia Koerner

Hybrid Holism Dress – 3D printed in collaboration with IVH & Materialise. Image courtesy of Julia Koerner

For this award, Koerner was shortlisted for her research studio, “Fit for the Future: 3D Printed Sustainable Building Skins.” The studio investigates future applications of architecture through fashion and building skins that “act as multifunctional and performative 3D printed materials”.

The studio aims to reinvent design renovations through the use of wearable skins for buildings. The research hopes to focus on “disenfranchised communities, who are often the most affected by extreme weather and climate.” The studio invokes the United Nations Environment Program and the UN’s belief that a sustainable future requires a transition from current linear, extractive and toxic construction. practices and towards circular, biobased and renewable materials and methods.”

SUPERAEROROBOSPATIAL MOVEMENT: Led by Greg Lynn and Julia Koerner, UCLA SUPRASTUDIO 2013/2014.  Image courtesy of UCLA AUD

SUPERAEROROBOSPATIAL MOVEMENT: Led by Greg Lynn and Julia Koerner, UCLA SUPRASTUDIO 2013/2014. Image courtesy of UCLA AUD

3D printed Venus dress by Julia Koerner (2016).  Photograph by Sophie Kirchner.  Image courtesy of UCLA AUD.

3D printed Venus dress by Julia Koerner (2016). Photograph by Sophie Kirchner. Image courtesy of UCLA AUD.

With this award, Koerner and his students will continue their research on AUD by traveling to Vienna during the winter of 2023. While abroad, the students will visit various historical buildings and digital fabrication sites. This also includes connecting with 3D printing specialists who work with concrete and other sustainable building materials.

“The scale of wearable skins allows us to explore geometries, innovative materials, and emerging technologies and create applied research on a micro-scale,” Koerner said. “In many ways, I see the opportunity that this research can be applied on a larger scale.”

SETAE Stratasys by Julia Koerner (2019).  Photograph by Ger Ger.  Image courtesy of UCLA AUD.

SETAE Stratasys by Julia Koerner (2019). Photograph by Ger Ger. Image courtesy of UCLA AUD.

In a 2021 interview with Archinect, Koerner shared his thoughts on teaching at UCLA and interacting with students. “What I love about UCLA is that I have the freedom to teach students within the framework of architecture, but there is always room for them to look beyond that. who is in front of them. […] I want to challenge their thoughts and designs beyond architecture.”

Julia Koerner Collaboration with costume designer Ruth Carter Black Panther.  Photograph courtesy of Marvel Disney (2018).  Image courtesy of UCLA AUD.

Julia Koerner Collaboration with costume designer Ruth Carter Black Panther. Photograph courtesy of Marvel Disney (2018). Image courtesy of UCLA AUD.

Koerner attended Vienna University of Applied Arts (Angewandte) and the Architectural Association where she holds a Masters in Architecture and an MSC degree in Emerging Technologies and Design. In addition to his work in academia, Koerner’s work has been featured at the Met, the Arts Institute of Chicago, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, and the Museum of Applied Arts. MAK from Vienna, to name a few.

She has worked with scholars and designers such as Greg Lynn, Mark Foster Gage and Ross Lovegrove. She has also collaborated with several top fashion designers, such as haute couture designer Iris van Herpen and was part of the Oscar-winning costume design team for Black Panther, led by Hollywood costume designer Ruth Carter.

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Kanye made Adidas billions. Now it could cost the company its reputation.

For years, Adidas executives kept quiet when famed partner Ye, the musician and fashion designer formerly known as Kanye West, made headlines — they even remained silent when the entertainer publicly denigrated the CEO of the sports brand.

But the Germany-based company broke its silence last week, days after the artist sparked widespread outrage by wearing a “WHITE LIVES MATTER” t-shirt during his show at Paris Fashion Week. Adidas said Thursday it was reviewing its business deal with Ye and its Yeezy brand, which is expected to bring in billions of dollars in annual revenue.

The pressure on Adidas only increased in the days after that announcement, as Ye engaged in other bizarre behavior, including posting anti-Semitic tweets and an online video in which he called the “king of culture” while showing a pornographic film to Adidas executives. Now, Adidas executives must decide if maintaining ties with a partner that has earned the company billions is worth the continual public relations nightmares.

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Yeezy generates about $2 billion a year, or nearly 10% of the company’s annual revenue, said Morningstar analyst David Swartz.

“The adidas Yeezy partnership is one of the most successful collaborations in our industry’s history,” Adidas said. “We also recognize that all successful partnerships are rooted in mutual respect and shared values.”

Representatives for Ye and Adidas did not respond to requests for comment from The Washington Post.

Keeping silent has its own dangers, some experts have said.

“The problem is that if you go down the rabbit hole, and you accept, and accept, and accept, and look the other way, then you are, in a sense, implicitly co-signing the behavior,” said Americas Reed. , professor of marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

A polarizing “creative genius”

Ye’s chaotic behaviors are part of his mark, some pundits have said, and are often excused because fans think that’s what makes him a genius.

“If you’ve got a once in a generational force like Kanye West, you’re gonna try to do whatever you can to salvage the deal and make him happy, and kind of ignore some of the feedback and keep pushing product, which ‘they did,’ said Jared Goldstein, attorney and co-author of ‘sneaker law», a legal manual on the sneaker industry. “But I just think there’s not much [Adidas] can take. …Adidas was around long before Kanye West, so I think they’re concerned about their overall image in the eyes of the public.

Ye, who has won 24 Grammy Awards and released numerous critically acclaimed platinum records, has had a significant impact on the music industry over the past two decades as a rapper and producer. His break with fashion began in 2009, when he teamed up with Nike to release the Nike Air Yeezy 1. But Ye grew unhappy with his contract with Nike.

“He was kind of a free agent in the sneaker world,” Goldstein said.

Adidas partnered with the artist in 2013. The company announced a major expansion in 2015, moving hundreds of employees from its German headquarters to its US base near Portland.

In 2016, Ye and Adidas agreed to a royalty deal and increased inventory to make the product more accessible, Goldstein added. The partnership made Ye a billionaire and opened the doors of Adidas to a new clientele.

In the years since the deal, Adidas has improved its distribution, sales and gained market share in North America, Morningstar’s Swartz said. The company also broke into the resale market, a category dominated by the shoe line of Nike and Michael Jordan, and expanded its athleisure business.

“Their brand image in the minds of consumers has really increased,” Goldstein said. “Other deals with celebrities, athletes and designers have materialized, and Adidas has become very popular because of the ‘Kanye effect’.”

But as he had with his past partnerships, Ye aired his grievances with Adidas in public. In June he accused the company to steal his designs, calling out Adidas chief executive Kasper Rorsted by name in a tweet.

The claims almost certainly have no merit, according to Goldstein. Although the contract between Adidas and Ye was never made public, the industry standard is that Adidas owns the intellectual property of all designs created during the partnership.

Ye made similar tirades about Gap, which in 2020 signed a deal to sell clothes the artist designed with French fashion house Balenciaga and open standalone “Yeezy” stores. you break the partnership last month, and his attorney told the BBC that Ye would open the stores on his own.

Throughout the years of partnering with Adidas, Ye has made headlines for his comments. In 2018, he told TMZ that slavery was a choice; in 2020, following a campaign rally in North Charlotte, South Carolina, for his presidential run, he disparaged abolitionist Harriet Tubman and said he and his then-wife Kim Kardashian were considering to terminate their first pregnancy. He then went on social media rants exposing his strained relationship with his family.

Kardashian, a reality TV star and business executive in her own right, released a statement asking for “compassion and empathy” because Ye was struggling with mental health issues. In the years since, Ye has spoken ill of Kardashian, her family, and her then-boyfriend, comedian Pete Davidson.

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The events of the past few days have further threatened to tarnish Adidas’ reputation and identity as a brand, experts say. On Monday afternoon, Ye published a 30-minute article video on YouTube which includes a scene of him apparently showing porn to two Adidas executives. In what appeared to be a secret recording, Ye told them that they “did wrong by the company, by the company and by the partnership.”

On Sunday, Twitter and Meta restricted Ye’s accounts for violating company policies and removed posts containing anti-Semitic tropes.

Ye’s public anti-Semitic rant presents a particularly sensitive challenge for Adidas, given the company’s past.

For decades, Adidas distanced itself from certain elements of the past and its founders, brothers Adolf and Rudolf Dassler, who were members of the Nazi Party. Originally called Dassler Brothers Sports Shoe Factory, the company outfitted members of the Hitler Youth, wrote sneaker expert Jason Coles in his 2016 book, “Golden Kicks: The Shoes That Changed Sport.” The brothers went their separate ways after the war, with Rudolf turning his half of the business into the Puma company, while Adolf renamed the original Dassler company “Adidas”.

“There’s a dark chapter in the company’s history, which the company clearly doesn’t want people to talk about,” Swartz said. “And it could bring that back.”

If Adidas terminates its deal with Ye, the impact on the company’s business will not be immediate, experts said. The German company will still own the intellectual property for all Yeezy designs made since Ye signed the contract, and there’s likely inventory that’s been prepared for releases, Swartz said.

“You can’t just end it immediately – there’s going to be some lag,” he said. “It would be expensive to stop selling it.”

If Ye signed an industry standard agreement, Adidas would also have the right to reproduce previously released sneakers and make unreleased designs, Goldstein said. Although Adidas should avoid using Ye’s image and likeness and remove the Yeezy branding, it wouldn’t be noticeable since most of the branding is on the sneaker’s insole, where people can’t. to see her.

Bigger problems at Adidas

Ye’s latest tirade erupted with Adidas already facing trouble. Shares of the company traded in the United States have fallen more than 60% in the past year, as Adidas has seen business in its most profitable region, China, decline by double digits in the past year. past five quarters as stores and factories closed during the pandemic, Swartz said.

Adidas is also facing a change in direction. Rorsted, the managing director, is leaving next year.

“This Kanye controversy comes at the worst time ever,” Swartz said. “It really puts the company in an even more difficult position because they don’t want to make big changes to their strategy and then bring in a new CEO and then have to change them again.”

Sonia Rao contributed to this report.

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Former Sephora stores reopen in Russia under new ownership, Ile de Beauté brand

Some of beauty brand LVMH Sephora’s stores reopened in Russia on Monday as Ile de Beauté, the Russian company said, the latest rebranding in the country’s retail space as businesses leave the country following Moscow’s actions in Ukraine.

In a post on its website, Ile de Beauté thanked loyal customers, promising a wide range of international brands, and said previously purchased gift cards would still be valid.

“A lot has changed since our last meeting,” the company said. “We were forced to suspend the operation of our stores, but kept all jobs and continued to support employees, while working in parallel to overhaul the company’s internal processes.”

Dozens of Western retailers closed in early March and while some have since cleared completely, in the luxury retail space many stores have simply remained temporarily closed in Moscow for months, with items pulled from shelves .

Sephora, which had 88 stores in Russia and 1,200 employees, announced in July that it had agreed to sell 100% of its subsidiary’s shares in Russia to its local chief executive. Sephora said Monday that the deal closed on Oct. 7.

Ile de Beauté is a local brand that Sephora acquired in 2016, a few years after an initial investment.

The retail chain began renaming its stores in Russia under the Sephora banner in 2018 and was still doing so when the global pandemic hit in 2020.

By Alexander Marrow; additional reporting by Mimosa Spencer; Editing by Bernadette Baum and Louise Heavens

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Here are 7 K-pop idols setting major fashion trends

Fashion and K-pop go hand in hand these days! With many K-pop idols working with and becoming faces for global fashion brands, the industry influencing major fashion trends was inevitable.

While many have set trends within the community, there are only a few K-pop idols who have set trends outside. Here’s a look at some K-pop idols who became fashion designers.

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Blackpink’s Jennie shows off her fall fashion with a stylish brown fur jacket worth Rs. 92,000

Blackpink’s Jenny – Hairpins

The trailblazer of all trailblazers, Jennie has made everything she wears a trend. From her tweed outfits to the risque look below the boobs, the Blackpink member truly lives up to her global star status “IT girl. One of her most popular trends has to be the sparkly hairpins she wore during her Solo specials. With Jennie popularizing the accessory, they began to be called ‘Jennie pins’ instead of hairpins.

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Jennie from Blackpink – Hairpins

EXOit is Kai – Crop tops

While Kai’s crop top look initially received mixed reactions, it later became a huge trend among idols and fans alike. Although the EXO member isn’t the first male idol to sport a crop top, he’s definitely the one who popularized it with TXT’s Yeonjun, AB6IX’s Woong and others following suit.

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EXO Kai – Cropped Tops

stray kidshyunjin – Wolf Cut

Can you imagine that your hair is trending all over the news? This is the impact Stray Kids member Hyunjin had when he debuted his long blonde hair. Although he’s not the first idol to have long hair, with SEVENTEEN’s Jeonghan, NU’EST’s Ren, and many others having already done so, Hyunjin has definitely popularized the look. nicknamed the ‘Hyunjin cut,’ the wolf cut has become a trend not only among social media idols and influencers, but also the general public.

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Stray Kids Hyunjin – Wolf Cup

f(x) Krystal – Tennis Skirts

While tennis skirts might be a big trend right now, did you know f(x)’s Krystal was the one who popularized it? Wear the skirt during girl group Rum Pum Pum Pum promotions, Krystal caught the attention of netizens. In fact, the trend left such a lasting impression that many K-pop idols still wear these skirts today.

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f(x)’s Krystal Tennis Skirt

EXO Baekhyun – Face chains

Every K-pop fan knows that when it comes to fashion, Baekhyun is a key trendsetter. Never shy about trying different looks, the EXO member made face chains trendy. Wear them during EXO Obsession promotions, the singer revealed that it was his personal idea to try out the prop for the group’s concept. Other idols such as Stray Kids’ Bang Chan and Kim Woseok were quick to adopt him.

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EXO’s Baekhyun – Face Chains

BTSV – Two-tone hair

The BTS V member’s two-tone hair definitely surprised fans, but they knew it would become a major trend. And they weren’t wrong! From NCT’s Taeyong to ATEEZ’s Hongjoong, many idols have rocked the two-tone hair look with varying colors.

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BTS’ V – Two Tone Hair

chungha – Glitter makeup

Chungha’s glitter makeup still has a hold on the K-pop community! Don this look during her I leave you and Snap eras, the soloist has certainly set an enduring makeup trend.

Chungha - Glitter Makeup
Chungha – Glitter Makeup

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Designer Nachiket Barve on winning the National Awards

When Nachiket Barve’s name was announced as the winner of the National Best Costume Award for ‘Tanhaji‘ a few months ago, I have to say, I was completely nonchalant about it. It was the most obvious choice, not only starring Ajay-Devgn and Saif Ali Khan was the biggest movie of 2020 (and there haven’t been any major movies since), Barve’s costumes were just copies, they should be part of the history books too.

Last weekend, Barve traveled to New Delhi to receive his award from India’s new President Draupadi Murmu, our first tribal prime minister. The awards may have been steeped in protocol, but for Barve, 41, a designer so close to his roots in craftsmanship, it was momentous. “The ceremony was beautifully orchestrated down to the smallest detail. She was supposed to stay there from 5 p.m. to 6:47 p.m., and that’s exactly how long the ceremony lasted. From the Best Actor winners Ajay Devgn and Surya to the Smallest Movie Technician, everyone shared the same platform and equal space on stage. It really brought our otherwise unsung heroes to the fore,” he says.

Top Notch In conversation with designer Nachiket Barve on winning the national award

Tanhaji‘ is a remarkable work, a period film with stellar CGI that chronicles the attempts of Maratha warrior Tanaji Malusare to recapture Kondhana Fort from Aurangzeb and its administrator Udaybhan Rathore. “The film was a real labor of love and a bold and risky decision for me. We’ve seen a lot of overdone period films, but I decided to scale it down, make it more authentic rather than hyper stylized I wanted to better bring my knowledge of crafts and design and turn the actors into characters,” he smiles. ) was a chief’s wife but not a royal so there were Ilkal, Hubli and Dharwa sarees in Karnataka He also created a Maharashtrian Shalu (a combination of a Benarasi and one Pathani), never seen in cinemas before. And jewelry from a family whose ancestors worked at Shivaji’s court and let him use their 400-year-old castings.

Shivaji, played by Sharad Kelkar, could not wear Zardozi or Mughal style royal clothes. So there were local textiles with necklaces of shells and beads. The Dhakai mulmuls, jamdanis and the ikats belonged to Aurangzeb, played by Luke Kenny. “And Saif, who played Rathore from Rajasthan, carries it all with such aplomb,” adds Barve.

Barve’s seamless suits brought him the next Adipurushand Har Har Mahadev. They are also a great foil for her eponymous fashion brand, which shows off the finest Indian embroidery to be seen. “Costume and fashion are a foil for each other. Fashion is a solitary job but an open field. Costume design is a team effort and a director’s vision,” he says.

Barve’s forays into costume came from his family friends, the Bachchan family. Jaya Bachchan once suggested that she do Amitabh Bachchan’s hair for a jewelry commercial. He made jewelers Tanishq and Kalyan with them. “Ms. Bachchan has so much taste, she is like an institution where there is so much to learn.” He has also styled for commercials with Anushka Sharma and Sonam Kapoor, and two acclaimed Marathi films ‘Katyar Kaljaat Ghusali’ and ‘Ani Dr Kashinath Ghanekar’.

And of course the most catchy was his style for Samantha Ruth Prabhu for the song “Oo antava”. “She was like a preening peacock, in blue and green and mirror,” he describes her lehenga choli in the sensational song. Barve’s roots are firmly in design, lessons he learned from the legendary National Institute of Design, NID, in Ahmedabad.

“The NID has changed my life. I come from a family of doctors but grew up in a lower middle class family. My mother’s parents could not afford to educate her beyond the 12th standard, and she had to find scholarships to finance her medical studies. She had two blouses, one white and one black, and bought sarees from Dadar which were the end of the thaan and cost 6 rupees,” says Barve. “A nurse must have knocked me on my head, because even though I didn’t grow up around French rags, I only dreamed of fashion. The NID spoke my language, it was on my wavelength. I felt that I had found my planet. It was the meeting between science and art, thought and system, and all about finding solutions through design. »

He also gave her a scholarship that sent her to Paris for a year to work with Céline, owned by LVMH. And won her the International Woolmark as a runner-up from Asia and the Middle East.

Nachiket Barve believes fashion should achieve three goals: bring joy to the wearer, speak to the times in which it lives, be timeless, and celebrate what human hands can do. Through its clothing line like its costumes for the cinema, Barve conveys this message.

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Namrata Zakaria is a seasoned writer and editor, and a chronicler of social and cultural trends. Her first book, about late fashion designer Wendell Rodricks’ Moda Goa museum, is due out soon. Zakaria is best known for her insider’s view on fashion, luxury and social entrepreneurship in India. His writing is valued for shaping opinions, busting myths, building reputations and sometimes shattering odd careers. Zakaria is also involved in establishing philanthropic efforts in the area of ​​economic and environmental sustainability.

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French Heritage Society launches its 40th anniversary season in philanthropic style

Celebrates 40 yearse Anniversary in 2022, French Heritage Society will celebrate its pivotal year this fall on both sides of the Atlantic with a 40e Anniversary gala.

This year’s gala took place at the Petit Palais in Paris on October 15e and “Gilded Age Gala” at a private club in Manhattan on November 17e2022.

FHS kicked off its busy fall gala season with festive cocktails on two consecutive Thursday evenings in September, one graciously hosted by FHS board member and Gilded Age Gala winner Jean Shafiroff, and the another by Young Patrons Circle Co-Chair Blake Funston.

September 15e, The circle of young patrons of the French Heritage Society enjoyed an “end of summer swing” in the charming house of YPC co-presidents, Blake Funston and Rufus Funston.

With perfect fall weather and live jazz provided by Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra, the atmosphere was warm and festive as guests streamed into the garden. The champagne was provided by GH Mumm, and the Provençal rosé and chardonnay by Maison Lorgeril.

Featured guests include: CeCe Black, FHS Events Chair, Rosann Gutman, FHS Board Member, and Johnsonie Casimyr, YPC Co-Chair.

Also present: Elena Ayot, Charles Burdick, Jonathan Doucette, Allison Ecung, Sophie Evekink, Valentin Goux, Valerie Lettan, Erin Malone, Lansing Moore, Christina Bott Murphy, Alexandra Nicklas, Andres Perea-Garzon, Tara Tunney, William Rutledge, among others .

Thursday, September 22n/a2022, FHS continued the cocktail festivities at the exquisite home of Jean and Martin Shafiroff.

Remarks were made by the hostess, as well as FHS President Elizabeth Stribling and FHS Events Chair CeCe Black.

Guests were further delighted to see Ms. Shafiroff receive an official proclamation as “First Lady of Philanthropy” from New York State Congresswoman Rebecca Seawright, in recognition of her immense impact as a philanthropist.

Esteemed guests included: FHS Board Members Judy McLaren, Kazie Metzger Harvey and Ann Van Ness. Also present: Afsaneh Akhtari, Paola Bacchini Rosenshein, Susan and Gerald Baker, John Barman, Rosalie Brinton, Candace Bushnell, Liliana Cavendish, Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane, Terry Corbett, Maria Fishel, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Susan Gutfreund, Rolf Heitmeyer , Sylvia Hemingway, David Hochberg, Margo Langenberg, George Ledes, Jonathan LeWinter, Jonn Nubian, Liane Pei, Barbara Schumacher, Hunt Slonem, Guy Robinson, Patricia Silverstein, Victor de Souza, Barbara Tober, Carole Bellidora Westfall, Pamela Wright, among others .

French Heritage Society

Founded in 1982, the French Heritage Society is an American non-profit organization with ten chapters in the United States and one in France.

Its central mission is to ensure that the treasures of our common French architectural and cultural heritage survive to inspire future generations.

Over the past 40 years, FHS has awarded more than 600 restoration scholarships to properties throughout France and the United States and has selected and supported more than 500 university students who have crossed the Atlantic for internships in institutions deemed.

Its Notre Dame Fire Restoration Emergency Fund has raised nearly $2.6 million to date.

Photo credit: 1) Jean Shafiroff, Rebecca Seawright and Elizabeth Stribling. 2) Gloria Lee and Veronica Gonzalez 3) Victor dE Souza and Dustin Lujan. 4) Judy McLaren, Guy Robinson and Helen King. 5) Stewart F. Lane, Bonnie Comley and Lee Black. 6) Barry Rosen, Jonathan LeWinter and Nina Yacavino. 7) Cece Black, Alex Hamer and Sylvia Hemingway. 8) Sergio Nicolosi, Afsaneh Akhtari and Dan Stock. 9) Maria Fishel and Pamela Wright. 10) Jacques Acoca, Patricia Silverstein and Robert Federman.

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The magic wrought by Maria Grazia Chiuri’s designs seems to know no bounds, as Dior continually finds new and unheard-of ways to elevate what its creative director is capable of. The Dior woman is distinguished by a vibrant personality and impeccable style and none other than Razane Jammal has what it takes to embody the elegance of the Dior woman in an authentic, Middle Eastern way.

The Lebanese-British actress has just been named representative for the Middle East of the Dior women’s line. Jammal, who has made numerous stunning red carpet appearances dressed in Dior, will now officially be the face of the designer’s enchanting creations for the venerable French house.

The accomplished actress made history this year when she appeared in the Netflix series Sandman, becoming the first Arab actor to join the DC Cinematic Universe. The actress has just taken another important step.

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Khadi has now regained her popularity in the fashion scene and the historic fabric is still turning the wheel of Indian fashion.

Speaking to Hindustan Times, fashion designer Rina Dhaka said Khadi as a fabric has great merits apart from being the symbol of our independence. “Women have thrown away all their wealth for Khadi cloth,” she added.

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Ganni and Pyratex create a collection of tracksuits made from banana waste

Danish fashion brand Ganni has teamed up with Spanish materials research company Pyratex to create a collection of gray clothing made from a banana waste biomaterial.

The three-piece capsule collection, designed to be a more durable alternative to traditional polyester tracksuits, includes joggers, a square-neck cropped top with a zip back and a cropped hoodie.

Each item was made with Element 2, a fiber created by Pyratex which combines waste from the banana food industry – including leaves, trunks and branches – with organic cotton.

The material is part of Ganni‘s Fabrics of the Future, an initiative that develops innovative materials for its clothing collections.

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To create Element 2, Pyratex first sourced the waste bananas from banana farms located in the southern states of India, specifically Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

“In the case of Pyratex Element 2, our banana agricultural waste fiber is obtained from the waste leaves, trunks and branches resulting from banana fruit farming,” Polanco explained.

It defines agro-waste as “waste resulting from agricultural operations”.

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The tough, rough banana fiber is then dyed with reactive dyes before being water vapor softened, which Polanco says has a lower environmental impact than traditional chemical textile softening.

The company then knits this fabric with 65% organic cotton in its partner factory in Portugal. The resulting textile is designed to feel like soft cotton.

According to Polanco, waste is traditionally burned during the banana harvest, which releases large amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere.

“The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is the country’s largest banana producer, growing around nine million metric tons (MT) annually,” Polanco said.

“There is a long tradition in India of burning agricultural waste: when harvesting the banana tree, the leaves and trunks are burned,” she continued.

“This produces high levels of CO2 released into the atmosphere; however, by using this waste as a fibre, Pyratex avoids CO2 emissions and any negative impact on the environment.”

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“The concept behind the collection gives visibility to innovative products and makes them available to consumers,” Polanco said.

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Tell Olivia Wilde Don’t worry, darling, starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine and Gemma Chan, is a visual treat would be an understatement. The color palette, visuals, and costumes bring out the best of the 50s and feel as real as possible for the storytelling. Costume designer Arianne Phillips is a household name in the industry for some of the finest work with iconic costumes in movies like The crow, Hedwig and angry thumb. She also scored one of her three Oscar nominations for her work in Once upon a time in… Hollywood. But, his work is not limited to films. For several years, she worked beyond the sets of a film and contributed to iconic photo shoots, theater and more.

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Don’t worry darling, which opened in India on September 30, is a story about Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles) who are lucky enough to live in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town home to the men who work for the top -secret Project Victory and their families. The 1950s societal optimism embraced by their CEO, Frank (Pine) – both corporate visionary and motivational life coach – anchors every aspect of daily life in the tightly woven desert utopia. While the husbands spend each day inside the Victory Project headquarters, working on ‘progressive materials development’, their wives, including Frank’s stylish partner, Shelley (Chan), can spend their time enjoying beauty, luxury and debauchery of their community. . Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs being met by the company. All they ask in return is discretion and an unconditional commitment to the cause of Victory.

But when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lurking beneath the attractive facade, Alice can’t help but wonder exactly what they’re doing in Victory and why. How much is Alice willing to lose to expose what is really going on in this paradise? But when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lurking beneath the attractive facade, Alice can’t help but wonder exactly what they’re doing in Victory and why. How much is Alice willing to lose to expose what is really going on in this paradise?

Interestingly for the dystopian history of the period, Arianne Phillips apparently left secrets through the costumes that not only control the story arc, but also distract from what’s to come. The costumes set the tone for the scenes and also serve as character development. In an exclusive interview with bollywood hungamaArianna talks about working on this particular project.

Since the film is set in the 1950s, how do you make the era believable but not too realistic?

The wonderful thing about this script and the story and the direction that Olivia Wilde gave me was that we were going to create this world together, this world of Victory. One of the nice things about the way the story is written and the way Olivia directed it is that audiences get to experience Victory with Alice, who is played by Florence Pugh. We are in sympathy with Alice. So we learn victory; we know there is something wrong. We are also completely I think, I hope, seduced by this perfect world of ease and pleasure and, everything is beautiful. Women are always glamorous and men are always handsome. And there’s this construction of this position for American idealism, about the victory of coming together for this perfect world. Of course, we understand from this period that it is through a male gaze; a patriarchal look at how the culture was and was this veneer of perfection that the perfect wife, who is also the perfect mother, is also the perfect lover, at all times. It was really exciting to create, to work on a story that has many complex layers, and that is revealed to the audience as the story unfolds. So being able, as a costume designer, to create a character and help tell the story is what’s so exciting about my job, as well as the ability to bring out the tone and the feeling of the story. I had a lot of fun with it. I kind of have to help create a tone of victory that’s kind of like being in the garden of Eden – it’s beautiful, yet, you know, you can take the wrong step and, you’re not everything quite sure what it is. So there are a lot of discoveries that we made when we got together with Matthew Libatique, the director of photography, and Katie Byron, the production designer, as well as Olivia, to create this idea of ​​the perfect place.

The color scheme changes with the costumes and type of character arc which seems like an obvious way to change the mood of the story. Was it intentional to make the costumes a certain way in order to navigate the story?

I knew that when I took this film, I would have the ability to use color almost like a character itself, and to be able to use print to help create energy, like in the way the film opens, where they really have fun, aperitif and they bounce the glasses on their head and I designed to dress this red with lots of prints and energy. Being able to have those kinds of moments in film, like being able to use heightened colors, also happens in Victory – we shot it in Palm Springs, California, with this beautiful Californian light – So it turned out really posed on the colors really worked in this environment. And yes, I absolutely use color and silhouette to help express and emphasize different points in the story.

Harry Styles is known for his style and fashion and he’s someone who goes with any style you put him in. So it was quite interesting to see him wear these kinds of color palettes that he might not have explored before. What was it like collaborating with him?

Harry, like every other actor in the film, was an excellent collaborator. He was open and very curious about the process and really open, a great collaborator. When someone walks into my dressing room, their celebrity personality has no bearing on the character they’re playing. So I didn’t consider Harry like Harry Styles for the performer; I was just thinking of him as an actor and took him very seriously as Jack. So, I’m well aware of Harry’s global stature, but he’s just a wonderful, collaborative, fun guy. And he looks great in clothes. He was really generous with the time we spent. We talked a lot about the character of Jack who he was, and his own evolution in Victory and it was just a dream to work with him. The entire cast was stellar – everyone from Florence to Harry to Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, Kiki Layne and Kate Berlanti – all wonderful actors in our film. It was like, an embarrassment of riches, I guess.

Was there a particular scene or scenes where you found the costumes to be fun to work with or difficult in some way?

Each scene ties into the next, I thought the scene that would be the most difficult, but fun and challenging, I guess, would be the Alice nightmare sequences that we see recurring. And it was really interesting with the dancers. So it was really fun. And I was thrilled to see, you know, the way they shot it with the aerial camera was Maddie. And we referred to a lot of things like, basically Berkeley musicals. And that was really exciting for me. And, and just because it’s so incongruous with the story, and it’s kind of out of time and out of place. So that was really great. I love that and that his nightmare, and the scenes with the dancers really added, I think, an element of danger to this perfect world because it’s filmed and in black and white. And I was looking forward to that.

What was it like watching the film at the grand premiere at the 2022 Venice Film Festival?

It was a thrilling night. It was so great to be reunited with everyone and they were so happy to see each other. It’s like a big party. And it was great because we waited long enough for the movie to come out. We wanted to make sure it would hit theaters. So, you know, normally you were sort of moving out, it comes out a year later. In this case, we waited two years because of COVID. So that was really exciting.

I also received a special prize in Venice before the film. So I was nervous before going, but I’m super excited to celebrate afterwards. So it was like a dream and it passed too quickly.

(This interview has been edited and condensed).

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Kylie Jenner puts on a VERY busty display for the Coperni show during Paris Fashion Week

Leggy Kylie Jenner puts on a VERY busty display in an extreme plunging blue mini dress for the Coperni show during Paris Fashion Week

Kylie Jenner made sure to grab the attention of onlookers as she headed to the Coperni show during Paris Fashion Week in France on Friday.

The reality star, 25, showed off a very daring leather mini dress with a deep plunging neckline as she led the front row stars in attendance on the night.

Kylie looked absolutely amazing in the leggy number, which featured a blue abstract floral pattern all over.

Stunner: Kylie Jenner made sure she grabbed the attention of onlookers as she headed to the Coperni show during Paris Fashion Week in France on Friday

The dress cinched in her slender waist and accentuated her famous curves.

Kylie boosted her height with a pair of matching heels by buzzy French label co-founded by Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant.

Her makeup looked flawless, with the cosmetics mogul opting for her usual face of flawless makeup and fluttering lashes.

Sensational: The reality TV star, 25, put on a busty display in a very daring leather mini dress

Sensational: The reality TV star, 25, put on a busty display in a very daring leather mini dress

Amazing: Kylie wowed in the Coperni dress which featured a deep plunging neckline as she led the front row stars on the night

Going out: Kylie looked absolutely amazing in the leggy number

Amazing: Kylie wowed in the Coperni dress which featured a deep plunging neckline as she led the front row stars on the night

Fashionista: the dress fitted in her slender waist and accentuated her famous curves

Fashionista: the dress fitted in her slender waist and accentuated her famous curves

Beauty: Her makeup looked flawless, with the cosmetics mogul opting for her usual face of flawless makeup and fluttering lashes

Scene: The businesswoman took some close-up footage of herself as she struck a few poses for the camera while in a multi-storey car park

Beauty: Her makeup looked flawless, with the cosmetics mogul opting for her usual face of flawless makeup and fluttering lashes

Shades: She finished the stunning look by donning a trendy pair of rimless sunglasses

Shades: She finished the stunning look by donning a trendy pair of rimless sunglasses

She finished off the stunning look by donning a trendy pair of clip-on rimless sunglasses as she strutted through the Museum of Arts and Crafts.

Kylie also treated her 369 million fans and followers to several sultry snaps on her Instagram earlier today.

The businesswoman took some close-up images of herself as she struck a few poses for the camera while in a multi-storey car park.

Futuristic: Kylie also treated her 369 million fans and followers to several sultry snaps on her Instagram earlier today

Futuristic: Kylie also treated her 369 million fans and followers to several sultry snaps on her Instagram earlier today

Glamour: Kylie wore her long brown locks straight and kept them to one side

Glamour: Kylie wore her long brown locks straight and kept them to one side

It comes as fans who watched Hulu’s The Kardashians Season 2 premiere believe Khloe Kardashian’s daughter, True Thompson, may have accidentally revealed the name of Kylie’s son.

The baby boy, whose father is Travis Scott, was initially introduced to the world as Wolf, but the makeup artist later told fans that she and her beau have disowned the moniker.

On Thursday’s episode of their reality show, four-year-old True is heard chatting with her mother Khloe shortly after welcoming a new baby boy via surrogate, with True referring to her baby brother as “Snowy”.

But as her mum corrects that Snowy isn’t the baby’s name, fans are now speculating it could be Kylie’s son’s name – with True just mistaking her new sibling for her cousin.

The episode documented the birth of Khloe’s second child with love rat Tristan Thompson – with their firstborn True virtually meeting his new baby brother.

During a FaceTime call, True shouted “Hi, Snowy!” to the newborn, before Khloe corrects her daughter: “His name is not Snowy.”

Photoshoot: Kylie showed off her long legs in the thigh-grazing designer dress

Photoshoot: Kylie showed off her long legs in the thigh-grazing designer dress

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Fast fashion brands are accelerating their growth

Earlier in September, AEON Vietnam launched fast fashion brand My Closet at AEON Binh Tan in Ho Chi Minh City, marking the first step into fast fashion in Vietnam.

According to data from the Vietnam Retailers Association, more than 200 foreign fashion brands are currently present here, accounting for more than 60% of the market share and ranging from affordable to high-end products.

After five years, the Swedish brand H&M has 12 stores in five major cities in Vietnam. Elsewhere, Zara – owned by the world’s biggest fashion group, Inditex – has had a presence in Vietnam since 2016, with two stores in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Together, the two Zara stores generated more revenue than high-end fashion chains such as Tam Son Fashion – which distributes Hermes, Bottega Veneta and Boss – and MaiSon International Retail, which sells Mango, Topshop, Charles & Keith , and Other brands.

Following the success of Zara Vietnam, Mitra Adiperkasa Group – partner of Inditex in Indonesia and also distributor of Zara in Vietnam – brought other fashion brands to the country such as Massimo Dutti, Pull & Bear and Stradivarius.

Meanwhile, Japanese brand Uniqlo has seen an impressive rate of expansion. Since its debut in Ho Chi Minh City in 2019, Uniqlo has grown the total number of stores to 11, including the largest in Southeast Asia.

Tadashi Yanai, chairman of Uniqlo owner Fast Retail Group, said at the grand opening of the first Uniqlo store that he plans to open 100 stores over the next 10 years.

In addition to easily recognizable names, the fast fashion market has also witnessed the presence of new brands such as Cotton On and Muji, as well as international fashion brands that have acquired domestic brands. And in 2020, Global Fashion, owner of shoe and handbag brand Vascara, officially merged with Japan’s Stripe International.

However, the market also witnessed the withdrawal of new names, such as AVA Fashion from Mobile World Group (MWG) after only six months of launch. Similar to AEON, the company also outsourced products to a number of domestic companies. While AVA Fashion’s website is now closed, MWG has also launched sportswear, mother and child products and jewelry boutiques.

MWG CEO Doan Van Hieu Em admitted, “AVA Fashion originally planned to follow the path of Zara and H&M. However, things did not go smoothly as Vietnamese consumers were not enthusiastic about the new brand.

According to Statista, the clothing market in Vietnam is expected to reach $7.33 billion by 2025 and there is still plenty of room for exploitation. Data from Vietnam’s National Textile and Garment Group shows that every year, Vietnamese spend about $4.3 billion on clothes, and this rate is expected to steadily increase by about 10% per year.

Source: VIR

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What Emma Raducanu thought of her first fashion show

You might be used to seeing British tennis star Emma Raducanu on the court, but this week the professional athlete swapped her trainers for heels to take advantage of the latest trends from Paris Fashion Week. While Raducanu has traveled the world for her various tournaments, she admits that she has a soft spot for the City of Light. “I love Paris and food, so I always try to make good meals,” says Raducanu. “I was only in Paris for a very short time, so I didn’t have the opportunity to do too much. I walked around the city a bit, it’s so pretty!

Considering this week was Raducanu’s first fashion week already, she was particularly thrilled to attend Christian Dior’s spring 2023 presentation. “It was my first show,” she says. “It was really exciting to see all the buzz – and obviously all the different styles and outfits.” This season, designer Maria Grazia Chiuri was inspired by French Queen Catherine de’ Medici, who reigned from 1547 to 1559, and Raducanu was a fan of the theater that accompanied her. “I loved the whole atmosphere, from the set design to the music to the dancers,” says Raducanu. “It was pretty epic and very cool. The historical Paris theme that still had modern features worked so well. Her favorite looks in the new collection were the most themed ones.” I really liked the looks with the old designs historical maps of Paris on different skirts and corsets,” she says.

Although she may be a fashion week newbie, Raducanu admitted that she needed a strong look for the front row. For her VIP cameo, she wanted an ensemble that stayed true to her own style, but was just a more elevated version of it. “I wanted to wear one of Maria Grazia’s signature styles, but also something comfortable,” says Raducanu, “so I chose a skirt and jacket that embody that.” Specifically, she wore a blue cotton jacket, black knit sweater and printed cotton skirt from Dior’s Fall 2022 collection, with buckled pumps.

As someone used to dressing for performance on the field, the athlete adds that she often looks for more comfortable clothing when off duty. “I like to wear something quite casual and comfortable, like a knit sweater and flared jeans,” she says. “But when I get the chance to go to events like this, I have a little more fun dressing up and trying out different styles. I had the chance to wear beautiful Dior dresses. When it’s not fashion week, she’ll be wearing some of her must-haves this fall. “I will wear a jacket or coat over sweaters with jeans.” she says. “I will probably spend a lot of training in the fall in warm weather, so it will be even more summer clothes.”

As the tennis season is nearing its end, the athlete will take part in a few final matches before the end of the year. “I will be playing tournaments in the Czech Republic, Romania and Mexico over the next three weeks,” she says of her schedule. “It was good that there was a gap in the program that allowed me to attend fashion week with Dior, but it’s back to training and preparing for the next tournament. ”

Below, check out some exclusive photos from Raducanu’s Paris Fashion Week.

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Heron Preston launches his personal sneaker collection on eBay

“‘From the Collection: Heron Preston’ makes so much sense. Wear your shoes! Collecting is no longer relevant in today’s world if you don’t plan to use what you collect,” said Heron Preston . “I think one of the worst things is to buy something and never use it when it takes so much energy and love to create it. Collecting with no intention of using is a residual concept linked to materialism and wasteful consumption. Wear your shoes, otherwise pass them on to prolong their life and purpose.”

At auction, Heron’s first-ever Foamposites, kid-favorite Halloween “SF Giants” dunks, Jordan 6 “Infrared”, Nike Air Max 95 and New Balance x JJJJound 992 collaboration among others. He also shows off one of the very first pairs of Yeezy 750s, given to him by Kanye West when he worked on the team that brought them to life.

“It’s important to me to support the next generation of creatives who care about imaginative and innovative solutions that reflect my commitment to sustainability and the environment,” said Heron Preston. ‘100% of the ‘from the collection: Heron PrestonProceeds will therefore help provide scholarships and grants to young creatives through the Heron Preston LED (Less Environmentally Destructive) initiative powered by the Fashion Scholarship Fund.

“Heron Preston is a fashion icon, and so many sneakerheads would give their left foot to shop in her wardrobe,” said Garry Thaniel, Managing Director of Sneakers at eBay. We’re always finding new ways to bring inventory to eBay that you won’t find anywhere else – the new ‘From the Collection’ series will regularly bring this kind of unprecedented access to our community through partnerships with legends like Heron . »

Pre-loved pairs of the grails in “From the Collection: Heron Preston” will be sold and delivered in revived condition in partnership with Reshoevn8er, known for their proven expertise in cleaning and restoring sneakers. Reshoevn8r will breathe new life into some of Heron’s most coveted grails before they find their new home, while maintaining all aspects of the sneakers’ original, authentic glory.

To buy the drop, visit from October 3, 2022. For more information, follow @ebaysneakers on Instagram and Twitter.

eBay’s sneakers in numbers

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  • The Authenticity Guarantee has dramatically changed the way people buy and sell sneakers on eBay, bringing an extra layer of trust to every transaction, and as evidenced by the category’s quarter-over-quarter growth. Since its launch, more than 2 million sneakers have been authenticated worldwide.

About eBay

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French fashion

Parisian Seafood Cafe Coming Soon to Sonoma County

The highly anticipated Oyster, a Parisian-style seafood cafe, is set to open at Barlow in Sevastopol in early October.

Chef Jake Rand of Sushi Kosho announced the opening of his compact restaurant in March with hopes to open during the summer. Slightly longer-than-expected construction knocked the schedule off, but Rand expects to welcome guests by Friday.

The 400-square-foot open-kitchen restaurant is thoughtfully laid out to include nine counters and outdoor tables for alfresco dining.

“This inspiration comes from any corner bistro on any street in Paris,” Rand said, standing outside the cafe’s rolling door last month. Rand opened Sushi Kosho in 2018, and it’s right across the street.

Chef Jake Rand of Sushi Kosho is opening a new Parisian-style seafood cafe in Sebastopol. (Heather Irwin/The Democratic Press)

In addition to a raw bar, Oyster’s menu will include French classics like mussels-frites (steamed mussels with fries) and fusion twists (Hawaiian kanpachi tartare, panko-dusted oysters) to round out the concept. . Duck fat fries, chilli-dusted squid and oyster po’boy are also on the menu, along with grilled octopus and whole branzino.

Every inch of space inside the Oyster is designed to maximize dining space. There is a full kitchen with a small cooker and griddle for searing, an oven, a deep fryer and a brass kitchen hood. Rand plans to expand the restaurant into an adjacent storefront next door in January and move the dishwashing area and prep kitchen behind a wall and add another 20 seats inside.

Rand said his small-plate restaurant concept is an alternative to his more chef-led Sushi Kosho.

“Oyster will be more about socializing, small plates, a la carte sharing and just showing up,” Rand said. “It fits the times perfectly. People can come out and sit on a bench, take it home, or have a one-to-one experience inside the restaurant.

Rand hopes to offer a ticketed, multi-course tasting menu in 2023, using counter seating to provide an intimate experience at the chef’s table.

The drink menu will focus on sparkling wines from around the world but will focus on France, Italy and Sonoma County. Several open bottles will be set on ice near the raw bar to showcase current selections by the glass, Rand said.

Oyster will open at 6761 McKinley St., Suite 130, Sebastopol.

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Fashion brand

Fobi Announces Passcreator Digital Membership Card Deal

VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fobi AI inc. (FOBI: TSXV FOBIF: OTCQB) (the “Company” or “FOBI”), a leader in providing real-time data analytics using artificial intelligence to improve operational efficiency and profitability, is pleased to announce a new Passcreator by Fobi digital membership card dealing with Scotch & Soda, one of the world’s leading fashion brands. Scotch & Soda will distribute Passcreator by Fobi Wallet passes to all customers who sign up for the “Club Soda” membership program. Members will then be able to show the pass at their points of sale where the pass’ QR code will be scanned. Scotch & Soda will collect the POS data, which will be synced to their Salesforce CRM system and the transaction data can then be attributed directly to the customer. Fobi will generate revenue from this agreement through upfront onboarding, training and installation fees and a monthly license fee per pass.


Scotch & Soda chose Fobi’s Passcreator over other solutions because of the platform’s ease of use and Passcreator’s ability to integrate with their current systems. In particular, Scotch & Soda centralizes all of its customer data in its Salesforce CRM system, so any new customer-facing systems it implements must connect to its Salesforce system. In this case, customers present their Wallet Pass which contains their customer number in the form of a QR-Code at the Scotch & Soda store. Scotch & Soda scans the QR code with their POS system and all data is sent back to their Salesforce system. In Salesforce, they can now see all of that customer’s transactional data, can create segments based on that data, and can then send personalized, targeted messages through the Wallet pass to their users to encourage them to buy more. They can also contact customers who haven’t purchased recently through Wallet Pass and send them notifications encouraging them to purchase again. With the Passcreator by Fobi Wallet Passes, Scotch & Soda will be able to use geofencing to display notifications to its customers when they are near a Scotch & Soda retail store, encouraging them to enter and purchase the latest line of clothing which has just been launched. The Passcreator by Fobi Wallet pass platform is an incredibly simple and effective tool for Scotch & Soda to issue digital membership cards and better understand their customers’ buying habits, then be able to act on that data. to deliver more personalized and targeted messages to their customers that entice them to spend more.

Claire Boots, Scotch & Soda Global CRM Manager said, “Our partnership with Passcreator by Fobi has allowed us to go beyond simply distributing membership cards through a digital wallet solution. We have been able to easily integrate their tool into our ecosystem, allowing us to monitor, serve, retrieve and update individual members’ wallet pass. In addition to this, their solution has opened up a new communication channel, allowing us to interact with wallet pass holders personally and locally. through push notifications through the wallet app.Since the majority of our wallet pass holders will be in-store customers, as they can unlock their membership benefits by scanning their membership card, being able to login with them via this new channel gives us many new opportunities that we are very excited about.”


Adoption of using Apple mobile wallet cards and Google Pay is also growing rapidly thanks to pandemic-accelerated behavior. According to a recent report by Juniper Research, the number of people using digital wallets is expected to reach 4.4 billion by 2025, up from 2.6 billion in 2020, with QR codes accounting for 40% of all digital wallet transactions. The desired goal of all players in this industry is obviously one-click payment or scan and rewards for customers.

Rob Anson, CEO of Fobi said: “For Scotch & Soda, we are bringing them a new way to collect and leverage customer data that allows them to engage and deliver value to their customers through Wallet Passes. Our Wallet Pass-based digital membership card solution allows them to activate their customer data and run much more segmented and personalized communications directly on the lock screen of their customers’ phones, which is a game-changer for their digital marketing team.

This press release is available on the Fobi Website and the FOBI verified forum on AGORACOM for shareholder discussions and management engagement.

About Scotch and sodas
Born in Amsterdam in 1985, Scotch & Soda celebrates the free spirit of its hometown. Infinitely optimistic, the brand champions individuality, authenticity and the power of self-expression to create the unique – an attitude reflected in its collections, which include men’s, women’s, children’s, jeans, eyewear, perfumes and accessories, occupying a unique space in today’s world. global fashion landscape.

Collections can be found worldwide in 270 independent stores across Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Australia, as well as 7,000 doors in select of the biggest cities in the world, including New York, London and Paris. The brand’s online operations also ship to more than 70 countries.

For more information, visit

About Fobi
Fobi is a leading data intelligence company that helps our clients turn real-time data into actionable insights and personalized customer engagement to drive increased profits. Fobi’s unique IoT device has the ability to integrate seamlessly into existing infrastructure to enable data connectivity across online and on-premises platforms, creating highly scalable solutions for our global customers. Fobi partners with some of the world’s largest companies to provide the best solutions and operates globally across retail, telecommunications, sports and entertainment, casino gaming, hospitality and tourism.

For more information please contact:

Fobi AI Inc. Fobi website:
Rob Anson, CEO Facebook: @ Fobiinc
T: +1 877-754-5336 Ext. 3 Twitter: @ Fobi_inc
E : [email protected] LinkedIn: @ Fobiinc

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Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Queen Letizia’s Incredible Anti-Aging Fashion Moments: Mango, H&M and More

Tania Leslau

Queen Letizia is one of the ultimate icons of royal style. From Mango to Massimo Dutti, from Zara to Nina Ricci, the Spanish queen knows how to get noticed with her clothes. Whether she’s wearing high-street or high-fashion items, the mother-of-two never fails to look immaculate.

RELATED: How to Copy Queen Letizia’s Flawless Summer Style

To mark her fiftieth birthday, we’ve rounded up some of her best looks over the years. Brace yourself, there are some serious style inspirations to come…

Slip Dress

Queen Letizia wowed onlookers as she wore a satin dress from It-girl & Other Stories to the Atlantida Mallorca Film Fest closing ceremony. Letizia stepped out at La Misericordia cultural center in Palma de Mallorca wearing the £85 number, stunning royal fans in the surprisingly affordable streetwear.

Mini coat dress

The fashionable royal stepped out to host the President of Bulgaria and his wife at the Zarzuela Palace last April looking divine in a baby pink coat dress with floral twee detailing.

Classic black dress

Letizia nailed the classic black dress look while attending the “In Memoriam” concert at the National Auditorium in 2019. A pair of dazzling diamond earrings elevated her timeless look to new heights.

feather corset

We love a touch of plumage, which is why Queen Letizia’s feather-trimmed satin corset made the cut. Boasting a feminine nude pink hue with feathers galore, the striking garment stood out when paired with black heels and trousers.

Fishnet dress

The royal amped up the glamor for the Francisco Cerecedo Journalism Awards this year. Queen Letizia drove royal fans wild by recycling a semi-sheer fringe dress by BOSS, which she teamed with a Nina Ricci leather clutch and black snakeskin pumps by Manolo Blahnik.

RELATED: We’ve Found the Best Leather Pants and Leggings to Wear With Everything This Fall

pink suit

Pink is one of the Queen’s favorite shades – and we can totally see why. The royal looked radiant in a candy pink suit with silver buttons and double-breasted detailing. A white tank top layered underneath added a casual touch to her aesthetic outfit.

Semi-transparent dress

When it comes to luxury it-girl brands, Queen Letizia is something of an expert. The 50-year-old attended the 2020 National Culture Awards at the El Prado Museum, sporting a sweet but surprising Maje number.

Featuring a classic shirt style, long sleeves, a midi cut, a romantic baby pink hue, sheer layers of delicate organza fabric and a feminine belted waist, Queen Letizia’s dress has paid tribute to her ability to command attention with her dress sense.

Dress with multicolored sequins

Now is a real highlight moment. In 2016, Letizia attended a royal dinner – fully embracing the 80s nostalgia for the event. She dazzled in a vertically striped and sequined dress that featured lime green, aqua, purple and bronze hues. A slicked back hairstyle and a mix of bold dark blue eyeshadow added to the drama of the outfit.

2000s ruffled dress

We couldn’t resist a throwback to the 2000s – and here it is. Queen Letizia looked pretty in pink ruffles when she stepped out alongside husband King Felipe VI in 2004. A classic blazer style that culminated in a lather of ruffles, the outfit was certainly unforgettable.

Satin blazer

Finally, the sublime salmon-colored satin blazer of the Queen of Spain. The romantic garment featured wavy piping, a stand-up collar and a straight cut – and was worn by the royal when she was three months pregnant. An oyster-colored satin skirt completed her shimmering two-piece.

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The internationally acclaimed actor, model and fashion designer was recently awarded Best Fashion Designer for Designer Collection at a Sector 26 function here.

Mrs. Bahar Chawla, who is a famous model, fashion designer, actress, presenter, famous stylist, entrepreneur and fashion and lifestyle blogger. She has to her credit the opportunity to win many beauty contests including; “Miss Beautiful Face”, “Miss Beautiful Skin”, “Miss Photogenic”, “Miss Trendsetter”. She is also the former brand ambassador of ‘Videocon Telecom’ for Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh for the year 2013-2014. She was recently also the face of ‘TAJ’ Chandigarh.

She is currently the face of the prestigious company ‘CLEOPATRA’ Spa & Salon. She has also done shoots for many renowned brands in the country. She is also regularly invited as a celebrity judge for many beauty pageants and related events. She is also the woman behind her own label Bahaar Chawla. She presented her first designer collection “BOLD & BEAUTIFUL” in Chandigarh, Haryana, Jammu and Punjab.

The amazing response to her collection led her to launch her brand “BAHAAR Couture” in 2014 and her collections have been a huge hit with her clients. She also started her own clothing and fashion accessories export company “NEER EXPORTS” in 2015, but Bahaar didn’t even stop there. She also launched her home decor brand “B HOME” in 2016 and a stylist has also styled many celebrities like Ms. INDIA and famous Bollywood artists. Bahaar’s portfolio is surely diverse and interesting and it’s going to be fun to introduce you all to his life!!!!

BAHAAR SEWING: Bahaar Chawla launched his brand in 2014 as “BAHAAR COUTURE” after an amazing response to his designer collections which deal with bespoke and ready-to-wear keeping in mind followed fashion and statement style of today’s women. The brand “BAHAAR COUTURE” is a design company that explores the world full of colors, springtime delights and chic glamour.

The brand identity originates from the delightful season giving a feeling of floral, fragrant and diffused bliss translated into a fashion-oriented international silhouette style that describes today’s woman. With a sophisticated and elegant look, the brand focuses on modern designs that not only provide comfort but a complete transformation of FEMINA’s personality. The influences are global but glamorous. The brand not only describes the journey of a specific style, but also focuses on changing personal perception of fashion and enhancing a woman’s true beauty.

The brand identity originates from the delightful season giving a feeling of floral, fragrant and diffused bliss translated into a fashion-oriented international silhouette style that describes today’s woman. With a sophisticated and elegant look, the brand focuses on modern designs that not only provide comfort but a complete transformation of FEMINA’s personality. The influences are global but glamorous. The brand not only describes the journey of a specific style, but also focuses on changing personal perception of fashion and enhancing a woman’s true beauty.

B HOUSE: BAHAAR CHAWLA didn’t even stop there. Keeping an eye on the latest trends, tastes and preferences of people who opt for unique, chic and elegant designs to create an aura of peaceful yet fashionable surroundings for their homes. Bahaar Chawla launched his home decor brand “B HOME” in 2016, which offers home decor accessories to transform every space into a beautiful home. The slogan of this brand is “BELIEVE IN THE BEGINNING OF A BEAUTIFUL HOUSE” with BAHAAR STUDIO where each house is transformed into a Home.

ACHIEVEMENTS IN HIS NAME: Bahaar Chawla has a record of many accomplishments at such a young age. She is listed in versatile personalities based on her work which is very inspiring. Let us show you her achievements in different fields by this avant-garde;

MODEL: She has to her credit the opportunities to win many beauty pageants including:-

• She started her modeling career at the age of 14 where she gained a lot of experience and exposure to the fashion world.
• She is also the former brand ambassador of ‘VIDEOCOM TELECOM’ for Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh for the year 2013-2014. She was recently also the face of ‘TAJ’ hotel group, Chandigarh. She is currently the face of the very prestigious brand ‘CLOEPATRA’ Spa & Salon.
• She has done shoots for many of the company’s major brands, including LAKME, CLEOPATRA spa & salon, Strands, L’oreal, Meena Bazaar, Pinnacle Institute, INIFD, Adaah couture, Day & Night new channel, PTC channel, Amritsar Fashion week, 10 Downing Street, The Altius hotel Chandigarh, Duke, Crompton Greaves, SATYA PAUL, TARUN TAHILLIANI, ROHIT BAL, Samsung, DSOI, Burn gym, Simply Punjabi magazine, Urban melange magazine, Headmasters, Art Karat, K MARK sweaters , Woolmark, Hugo Chavez, Jia Diamonds, 107^f, FEMINA magazine, COSMOPOLITAN, NACHIKET BARVE, Ravishing Wedding magazine, GLIMPSE Magazine, HIGH ON PERSONA magazine, Wedding Mantra magazine, TIMES OF INDIA, HBS style speak, Little Icons, ASIANA Magazine MARRIAGE and many more.

ACTOR:The work profile of this model is truly inspiring, it inspires us even more when this multi-talented girl has also gone ahead to explore her talent in the field of acting.

• She was featured as a child artist in a South Indian film remake “KHEL KHEL MEIN” at the age of 7.
• She has also played lead role in almost 15 Punjabi songs with famous singers.
• She has been featured in an upcoming Bollywood movie with famous actors Puneet Issar and Ritu Shivpuri.
• After seeing her pleasant personality on screen, Bahaar was offered many roles and anchor commercials by major channels where she hosted episodes for DOORDARSHAN Channel, PTC Punjabi Channel, Beauty Pageant MISS INDIA CREATIVE as the anchor.

STRONG POINTS : The young and very talented BAHAAR CHAWLA seems to have an illustrious career where we show you her career progress:-

• She was a jury member of “Miss Manali Winter Queen” 2015 at the Manali Winter Carnival in 2015.
• She was also a jury member for the 2015 Fashion Awards at Punjab University, Chandigarh.
• She also participated in the jury of Mr and Miss North 2015.
• She was also a member of the jury of honor of ‘PALAASH MISS INDIA’ in 2015.
• We had also seen Bahaar Chawla as a guest of honor at the ‘FASHION FEST’ at the University of Chandigarh in 2016.
• She was also invited as a model and celebrity jury as well as the face for India’s biggest children’s fashion show campaign “LITTLE ICONS” in 2016 and 2017.
• She was honored by MAX Fashion company for “MOM&ME” and “MAX FASHION HUNT” contest in 2017.
• She was a member of the jury and guest of honor for “DELLYWOOD MR AND MISS INDIA” in 2017.
• She was featured in DIVAS ON TOP CALENDAR 2018 as one of the leading divas with a strong profile.
• Bahaar Chawla also walked as a celebrity model for former Miss India and celebrity entertainer Anjanna Kuthiala shows “Superstar Awards” in 2016 and “Superdivas with SHAHRUKH KHAN” in 2017 where she walked with many celebrities from Bollywood.
• BAHAAR CHAWLA is a recognized personality and is regularly featured in the media at shows and events.
So many things and many more to come, our BAHAAR CHAWLA TREND inspires us as SUPERWOMAN of our future!!!!

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French fashion

What 3 Vogue Editors Are Wearing to Fashion Week—Plus, Shop Their Fall Fashion Obsessions

Fashion month is officially launched. With four cities on the schedule, plenty of shows to rewatch and presentations to attend, who better than our own global editors for the inside scoop as they tackle each city? let us vogues Chioma Nnadi, vogue Francesca Ragazzi from Italy, and vogue Frenchwoman Eugénie Trochu takes you on a tour of fashion week in their respective cities, starting in New York and ending in Paris later this month. Here, our editors share the local brands they’re most looking forward to seeing, new names to look out for, their fashion week style signatures and, of course, what’s on their wishlists. for fall fashion.

It happens now: Paris fashion week

Eugénie Trochu, Editorial Content Manager vogue France

I am Eugénie Trochu, responsible for the editorial content of vogue France. Vintage, casual chic and ever-evolving twists are a few ways to sum up my current style. I like to wear a cool pair of jeans, maybe by Loewe or Diesel, pair it with a trendy bag and keep it bold, yet casual, often adding a 60s twist. can’t wait to see Coperni, Paco Rabanne and Courrèges. When jumping from different shows, a comfortable shoe is a must, like my favorite loafers or high boots of the moment. Living in Paris, you’ll probably see me cycling around the city, showcasing a creative twist on French style.

Iconic Courrèges black jacket

The Frankie Shop Audrey mini skirt

Paco Rabanne shoulder bag

By Far Stevie 42 croc-effect ankle boots

Repossi Berber ring 2 rows

Loewe high-rise straight jeans

Blumarine pink insert jeans

Nodaleta Bulla Cara patent-leather pumps

Milan Fashion Week

Francesca Ragazzi, editorial content manager vogue Italy

Photographed by Style du Monde

I would define my style as bohemian chic with a touch of classic, while having fun with colors, patterns and shapes. For this season’s fashion week, I can’t wait to see what the young generation of Italian fashion designers have to show once again – Marco Rambaldi, Andrea Adamo and many more, with their innovative collections and fresh. Also, this week vogue Italia will host the opening of VogueRama, an exciting multidisciplinary exhibition that we look forward to seeing you!

Des Phemmes gathered pencil skirt

Andreadamo cutout jersey mini dress

Large Prada Symbol handbag

Ocelot Maxi Dress by Christopher John Rogers

Attico Rem heeled sandals

Gucci Beauty Powder

New York Fashion Week

Chioma Nnadi, Global Network Manager and Editor, United States

Photographed by Hunter Abrams

Fashion Week is back in a big way this season. It really feels like there’s something going on every second of the day and night, including our very own Vogue World!

Such a busy schedule gives me every excuse to shop for new things. Plus, fall is upon us, so there’s every reason to switch gears style-wise. I have a thing for conversation starters or anything with a sense of humor, something that makes me smile – think, sequins, playful novelty shoes, a bit of crochet. And then of course the basics: for example, good workwear jeans to accompany me through fashion week and beyond.

Martine Rose jersey football t-shirt



Carhartt Work in Progress double knee jeans

Vintage Christian Dior saddle bag

Hermès Lipstick 71 Orange Burnt Red

Vaquera Sequin T-Shirt Dress

Bianca Saunders x Wrangler Denim Shirt



Wales Bonner Marimba mirror-embellished top

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Fashion brand

Milan Fashion Week Highlights: Kim Kardashian’s New Dolce & Gabbana Collection

MILAN (AP) — Kim Kardashian took Milan by storm on Saturday, curating a new collection for Dolce & Gabbana that draws inspiration from 20 years of archival looks.

It was a day of debuts in Milan, including Maximilian Davis, a 27-year-old British designer with Afro-Caribbean roots, who spearheaded the creation of Salvatore Ferragamo and Filipino American designer Rhuigi Villasenor at Bally, as the brand returns on the podium. for the first time in 20 years.

Some highlights from day four of Milan Fashion Week previews, mostly womenswear for next spring and summer:


Kim Kardashian’s love for Dolce & Gabbana goes way back, and the affection she showed in her selection from their latest collection, drawing inspiration from archive looks from 1987-2007.

She recalls growing up watching her mother dress in Dolce & Gabbana for dates with her stepfather, recalling “she always looked so smart and strong”. One year Kardashian borrowed one of her mother’s black Dolce & Gabbana dresses with a built-in bra and choker to wear for a family Christmas card, a look she said, “I will never forget.”

When Kardashian and her sisters owned a store, she borrowed her dad’s credit card to buy a bunch of D&G dresses, jeans and belts before her paycheck arrived.

Even the family dogs were named Dolce and Gabbana. Gabbana was a black Labrador, Dolce a little Chihuahua.

“It’s very close to reality,” joked Stefano Gabbana during a presentation of the new collection.

But no matter how hard she tried, even deploying her mother, Kris Jenner, to help make her case, the designers refused to open their archives. “The past is the past”, explained Domenico Dolce. “We are trying to move forward with the new generation.”

That is, until Kardashian proved she had the right stuff.

When Kourtney Kardashian married Travis Barker in Italy, social media took over the vintage Dolce & Gabbana dresses she and her sisters wore. They were all from Kim Kardashian’s private collection, which she amassed using a book of over 100 desired Dolce & Gabbana looks that she and her stylist compiled years before.

“Everything looked crazy. It was so much fun,’ Kardashian said of the wedding looks. “I think (the designers) were surprised that I came with all my stuff and collected it For years.”

Dolce said the wedding photos persuaded them to dig into the archives, and he approached Kardashian about the project.

“We were worried that vintage dresses would look old. Instead, they were always contemporary,” Dolce said.

And so the new Spring-Summer 2023 collection was born, with designers picking looks from the past they loved, many with memories attached to working with models like Linda Evangelista and Monica Bellucci. Kardashian organized from there.

“After all these years, that’s all we would wear today,” Kardashian said. “As a designer, I think it’s so cool to see everyone trying to emulate the looks. And why not do a whole collection, obviously with new pieces, but just redesigned in a way that we would wear today, which is so similar to how it was photographed and worn back then.



Designers Dolce and Gabbana presented their Spring/Summer 2023 collection curated by Kim Kardashian against the backdrop of a film showing Kardashian, dressed as a starlet, sensually eating a plate of pasta.

And indeed, Kardashian’s curation showed her total embrace of Dolce & Gabbana’s Italian roots.

“You don’t give shit to anybody when you’re here wearing Dolce & Gabbana,” Kardashian told reporters. “You feel powerful, strong and sexy at the same time.”

Lingerie strongly inspired the collection. There were corsets, incorporated bras and bodysuits, employing all the designer’s best tricks, from stiff bones for structural elements, to pretty lace and eye-catching crystals. They were worn with suspender stockings and long gloves, or under beautiful shawls.

Kardashian stuck to a mostly neutral palette: black, gray and beige, with a bit of burgundy. And she drew the line at the prints, completely rejecting the trademark fruits and flowers, causing Gabbana to lament, “She killed me. I said ‘Noooo!’

But she bet everything on the leopard.

“I would say the boys brought out the leopard in me,” Kardashian said. “I think you’ll see that for me, the color is the crystals.”

The collection was designed for women of all ages and shapes, Kardashian said, with the goal of simplifying the designs to help some of the more ornate pieces feel less intimidating.

“If you make it simpler, more people can feel confident wearing it. And I think we’ve really achieved that on the show,” she said.

Kardashian’s mother, three of her children and her sister Khloe sat in the front row. Proud mom Kris Jenner films the entire series on her phone.


Jil Sander created a tranquil island during chaotic Milan Fashion Week, filling a temporary show space in a far field with a grove of wildflowers and grasses, as well as soothing pastels and indulgent silhouettes.

The collection lends itself to easy layering and challenges all gender stereotypes. Creative directors Lucie and Luke Maier continued to dabble in embellishments, adding sequins, feathers and metallic accents to the brand’s minimalist silhouette.

Sleeveless suits worked for all genders and men wore long pastel kilts with button up shirts. Knits were distressed, with rough edges and splits, in both tops and dresses. The designers chose a unique print, featuring blurry points of light.

The models carried umbrellas to protect themselves from the seasonal rains – impractical for an outdoor show but welcome in Italy after months of drought.


Maximilian Davis created a vermilion red background for his debut with Salvatore Ferragamo in the courtyard of a 17th century baroque and neoclassical palace, which better underlines the new direction of the fashion house.

The 27-year-old British designer worked strong silhouettes and simple elements, like tank tops and leggings, or full bodysuits, to best showcase the season’s bag, oversized cut-out bags in highly polished leather with an interior Canvas. Dresses were form-fitting in solid colors or flowing chiffon in ombre prints; a combo of red pants and a skin-tight crystal-studded top. Strappy sandals featured a distinctive circular heel.

The masculine figure was challenged with an off-the-shoulder top dyed in sheer ombre, the colors being a tribute to the California sunset. Davis tapped into Ferragamo’s leather heritage with cropped, cropped leather shorts paired with a leather blazer. Any male divo can make a red carpet entrance in a silver off-the-shoulder top that flows dramatically into a trailing scarf.

The models walked on red sand that covered the entire yard, a reference to Ferragamo’s Hollywood origins near California beaches and Davis’ own Caribbean heritage.

The sea and the sand mean to him “a place where you can go to think and feel together”, he said. “I wanted to show that perspective, but now through the lens of Ferragamo.”

Supermodel Naomi Campbell turned out for the debut.


Filipino-American designer Rhuigi Villasenor, best known for his American streetwear label, is looking to lead a transition at famed Swiss label Bally, founded in 1851.

Its debut collection paid homage to the brand’s heritage of understated elegance, while introducing an edge. A plunging V-neck swimsuit was worn with snakeskin boots, while a long beaded skirt featured a slit at the waist and was casually teamed with a denim top. For him, a flashy reptile leather jacket was worn with a mesh top and jeans, but there was also a dark blue double-breasted suit for more formal business occasions.

Villasenor said he was inspired by “the codes of the brand around art, graphics, architecture and nature”.


For the uninitiated, Kate Moss looked downright dressed on the Bottega Veneta catwalk, in baggy jeans and a plaid shirt. But it’s the genius of designer Matthieu Blazy, who replayed something from his first season, showing leather pants that reproduce the look of jeans.

Every piece in Blazy’s second collection was strong: from intarsia knits where ice blue and red vied for the lead role, to shift dresses and leather jackets with unexpected pleats, to shredded leather skirts and dresses, and sheer dresses. embellished with floral appliqué velvet.

At Bottega Veneta, leather is king. Bags range from beautifully designed tackle bags that fit perfectly to the body, in flat leather or basket weave, to bucket bags worn over the shoulder.

Blazy collaborated with Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce on the sculptural resin runway and 400 unique chairs, some with hand drawings, used for show guests and destined for Design Miami.

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30 Best Harry Styles and Fashion Outfits of All Time

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Harry Styles’ fashion sense has come a long way since his One Direction days when his go-to uniform often consisted of a plain t-shirt, skinny jeans and western-style ankle boots. Since going solo, the multi-hyphenated star has proven to be a style icon, opting for glorious costumes rich in color and full of texture and experimenting with androgynous pieces. Here, we take a look back at Styles’ best outfits and moments over the years.

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At don’t worry darling premiering in New York, Styles looked stylish in a navy velvet blazer with gold buttons and pinstripe pants by Gucci.

The actor made a statement in an emerald double breasted blazer with a silk flower brooch, light green trousers and a matching bag from Gucci at the my policeman premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Earlier today, Styles teamed an orange pearl necklace with his pinstripe suit.

The singer introduced himself to don’t worry darling premiered at the Venice Film Festival wearing a navy Gucci suit over a light blue button-down shirt with Peter Pan collars. He paired the look with white dress shoes and oversized sunglasses.

For another event at the Venice Film Festival, Styles opted for a cream-colored pinstripe blazer over a white top, navy bell bottoms and a silk scarf.

At the Brit Awards, Styles accessorized her color-blocked Gucci ensemble with a brown handbag also from the luxury house.

Styles had a Cher Horowitz moment on the Grammy Awards red carpet when he wore a yellow and black plaid blazer with brown corduroy pants and a lavender boa scarf.

The former bander looked chic in a blue sweater, green pants and a pearl necklace in New York.

Styles wore a yellow and blue polka dot vest over navy striped button down pants at a SiriusXM event.

Styles played with pink, blue and purple colors for a performance in New York.

For the Brit Awards, the mega popstar dressed in a brown suit over a purple sweater and dress shirt with oversized collars. He completed the look with a pearl necklace.

Styles brightened things up in a canary yellow three-piece suit over a purple shirt after the Brit Awards.

Styles opted for a more subdued striped look when hosting guests The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Styles was spotted wearing a sheep print vest over a striped button up shirt with navy striped bottoms and pink shoes. Princess Diana would approve.

Styles nailed the camp theme at the 2019 Met Gala in a frilly black sheer top and matching pants by Gucci. He paired his look with a dangling pearl earring.

He wore a cobalt blue velvet suit to Stevie Nicks’ induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The star dazzled in a metallic purple suit with a paisley print at an Australian awards show.

Styles chose a sky blue ensemble for her performance at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show.

Styles performed in a bold red Stella McCartney suit at a concert in Los Angeles

Styles shone on stage in New York in a floral red suit by Gucci.

The then-new solo singer attended the iHeartRadio Music Festival in a daring red and blue diamond suit by Gucci.

The musician wowed in a blue floral suit on his first tour.

For a runway show in San Francisco, Styles took the stage in a floral corduroy Gucci jacket and matching flares.

Styles looked dapper in an all-black ensemble during The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

At the New York premiere of DunkirkStyles showed up wearing a tuxedo jacket in black with matching pants with embroidered detailing in white and red.

The singer looked cool in a retro suit with a snake motif.

Styles lived up to his family name in a sophisticated jacquard suit on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Styles dressed in a whimsical red and white plaid suit while doing the press.

Early in her solo career, Styles made more appearances in colorful ensembles. Here he wore a bright pink suit over a black shirt for a performance.

Towards the end of his stint at 1D, Styles began to experiment more with fun menswear. Here, he wore a floral suit while his bandmates at the time kept it classic in grey, black and navy ensembles.

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Glass Lighting, a tribute to Saint-Malo, and more

Pictured: William Jess Laird, Audrey Melton, Bryony Roberts, GBA

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Photos: William Jess Laird.

Photos: William Jess Laird.

Artist Sophie Lou Jacobsen and lighting design studio In Common With have collaborated on a series of striking lamps that pay homage to shapes found in nature like mushrooms and flowers. They are all made in Fort Greene by the artisans of dungeonwho have used traditional glass techniques such as fazzoletto, which involves spinning molten glass to achieve the appearance of flowing fabric, and collapsing, which uses gravity to mold a shape. The result is a fresh take on the classic Murano mushroom lamp and tulip shades. Starting at $1,250, available at

Photo: Audrey Melton

For Cheyenne Concepcionof the installation in “Sink or swim: the future of the climate”, a new exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park that presents artistic responses to climate change, it has created a tribute to Saint-Malo, a former fishing village about 30 miles southeast of New Orleans. Concepcion was shocked when she learned the history of the community: Founded in the 1760s, it was the first permanent Asian American colony in the United States Filipino sailors who had escaped indentured servitude on Spanish ships formed the village, building houses on stilts above the bayou. The community remained there until a hurricane destroyed the village in 1915. Today some stilts are still visible, but the site is threatened by erosion and rising sea levels. Little documentation exists of the village, so Concepcion envisioned a type of building that early settlers might have built based on the bahay kubo, a traditional Filipino house – but au instead of using the typical palm fronds on the roof, she covered it in shimmering silver fringe. “I bring this place lost in our collective memory,” says Concepcion. Until March 12, 2023.

Photo: Elisabeth Bernstein, courtesy of the artists and Sal on 94 Design. ©Robert Earl Paige. © Herbert Bayer

Chicago-based artist and designer Robert Earl Paige86 years old, coined the term abstract to define the brightly colored abstract paintings, ceramics, collages, sculptures and textiles he made throughout his life. Some of them are featured in “Robert Earl Paige: The Power of the People“, a solo exhibition at the Freeman Alley gallery in Salon 94. “There are something like 35 artistic movements, and I thought, How could I add to thisPaige told me during a guided tour of the exhibit, hosted by fashion designer Duro Olowu. “It had to be a new visual order, something I could bring to the table which was a combination of all the movements I love.” These references include Senegalese fabric patterns, Bauhaus fonts, Mondrian paintings, and the radical black political movements of the 1960s. “You hear all the time that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but if you’re not trained to see, then you’re going to miss things.” Until October 29.

Photos: Michel Vahrenwald.

Photos: Michel Vahrenwald.

Architect Bryony Roberts designs public installations that take sensory considerations into account – from a curbside nap nook in Hudson Square to a climbing rope sculpture for Exhibit Columbus, an architecture festival in Indiana. His latest piece was to fill the public square of Lincoln Center with dozens of large cushions, which are intended to be soothing and relaxing, to Large Umbrella, a festival for children with autism and other forms of neurodivergence. While the installation only lasted from September 16 to 18, Soft represented a heartwarming sensibility that is sadly lacking in the public space.

Clockwise from left: Photo: Ryan Hodgson-RigsbeePhoto: Courtesy of GBAPhoto: Courtesy of GBA

From above: Photo: Ryan Hodgson-RigsbeePhoto: Courtesy of GBAPhoto: Courtesy of GBA

During Mardi Gras, people belonging to the Black Masking Indian tribes wear ceremonial costumes adorned with beads and feathers to honor their descendants who escaped slavery. Charles DuVernay, member of the monogram hunters tribe who have been sewing these costumes since he was a child, riffed on the clothes for a new series of beaded wall hangings made in collaboration with Guilty By Association, an arts organization founded by former New Museum deputy director Karen Wong and l artist Derek Wiggins. “Our desire is to prolong the artistic practice by giving a second life to our work and to make this heritage contemporary”, specifies DuVernay. Starting at $1,900, available at

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