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Stella McCartney nods to Ukraine crisis with Lennon’s anti-war song at winter show

PARIS, March 7 (Reuters) – In a nod to the war in Ukraine, Stella McCartney closed her eponymous label’s winter fashion show to the music of John Lennon’s anti-war ballad “Give Peace a Chance.” .

Models curled up in glass-encased hallways atop the Center Pompidou, parading in elegant bohemian-flavored dresses with pockets and slit balloon sleeves as rhythmic music played, with sweeping views of Paris in the backdrop.

“I believe very strongly in peace and love and obviously using John’s song, who was my dad’s best friend…it just shows for me, it’s a personal song that reflects the thoughts of the world whole, I hope, right now,” McCartney told reporters after the show, referring to her father, Paul McCartney.

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Some fashion designers have spoken publicly about their struggle to find the right tone for their shows and make the decision to go ahead with Paris Fashion Week events as the world focuses on the Ukraine crisis.

The French capital is hosting the latest series of industry fairs which have also taken place in New York, London and Milan, and end on March 8.

In Milan, Georgio Armani acknowledged the crisis by cutting the music for his fashion show. Read more

In Paris, Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia spoke about his experience as a refugee from Georgia and presented guests with Ukrainian flag t-shirts, while Isabel Marant bowed for her brand’s runway show with a blue and yellow top. nL2N2V90CN

“Obviously I’m anti-war… My heart goes out to the people of Ukraine tremendously and it’s heartbreaking, it’s a traumatic experience to go through, so one can only imagine what these poor people are going through,” said McCartney.

His brand is part of the luxury group LVMH (LVMH.PA), which, along with Hermès, Kering, owner of Gucci, and Chanel, announced on Friday a suspension of its operations in Russia.

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Balenciaga invites its guests to the FW22 show with cracked iPhones

Crushed it! Balenciaga invites guests to its Paris Fashion Week show with broken iPhones engraved with the date, location and time as a “real artifact of the year 2022”

  • Balenciaga invited guests to its show by sending them broken iPhone 6s
  • The phones had cracked screens and were etched with the date and location of the event
  • Mobiles described as “genuine AD 22 artifact” and not working
  • Brand’s Fall/Winter 2022 show will take place on Sunday and will be streamed live

Luxury fashion house Balenciaga invited guests to its latest fashion show by sending them personalized broken iPhones.

Rather than traditional paper invitations, the French brand opted to send personalized mobiles engraved with the date and time of its Fall/Winter 2022 show at Paris Fashion Week.

Described as a “true artifact from the year 2022”, the phone – and the damage to it – is real, but not working and should be used “for display purposes only”.

The brand’s 360° show will take place this Sunday and will be broadcast live worldwide from the Balenciaga website.

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The invitation reads: “Please find personalized information on the back of this phone. This is a true artifact of the year 2022.

‘It is not functional and should be used for display purposes only. This document certifies that this device is, to the best of our knowledge, not artificially made but made from years of use and later neglect.

The fashion house, known for its quirky marketing tactics, received a mixed reaction online, with some users calling the invitations “cool”, while others were taken aback by the bizarre invite.

“Balenciaga baby you’re a few years late… Tumblr iPhone-mania ended in 2015 I’m sorry,” one user wrote.

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Described as a “true artifact from the year 2022”, the phone – and the damage to it – is real, but not working and should be used “for display purposes only”.

‘Balenciaga has sent guests to its next show. The invite was a broken iPhone 6s with laser-printed Balenciaga detailing on the back. Wow, said another.

A third commented: “So Balenciaga’s invite to their Sunday show is an iPhone 6 with a cracked screen…interesting.”

‘A personalized iPhone for a Balenciaga fashion show? It’s crazy how far you can go with this shit, funds speak the jargon!!! another user said.

The celebrity-loved label has been worn by stars such as Beyoncé, Adele, Meghan Markle, the Kardashians and Kanye West, is known for its bizarre marketing methods.

The brand has previously been mocked for bizarre Instagram posts – including dogs posing in giant hoodies and modeling earrings on lemons, although these have all been removed in favor of a single photo of Ukrainian flag.

The fashion house, known for its quirky marketing tactics, received a mixed reaction online, with some users calling the invitations a

The fashion house, known for its quirky marketing tactics, received a mixed reaction online, with some users calling the invitations “cool”, while others were taken aback by the bizarre invite.


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Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2022 Street Style is full of high-profile inspirations

After spending three weeks perfecting their outfits in New York, London and Milan, the fashion crowd is ending things on a high in Paris. The French city marks the final leg of the fashion month tour de force. If you’re in the mood for new outfit ideas to kick-start your creativity, turn your attention to street style from Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2022. You’ll want to witness it all the iconic and candid style moments.

The PFW program began with Off-White’s tribute to Virgil Abloh – and all of your favorite models paraded on the catwalk. Next came presentations from Dior and Saint Laurent, where guests really stepped up their street style game. Rihanna wore a nude dress at Dior while other showgowers bundled up in leather and fur coats. The latter was a popular choice for those attending the Vaquera show. Many people have worked with pops of bright color, whether by way of a tart orange hat or a pair of green boots, in their attire.

With other big names on the program like Chanel and Loewe, you can expect plenty more coveted sets from arriving guests. Plus, one could risk there will be plenty of micro skirts and cropped sweaters outside of Miu Miu’s Fall/Winter 2022 show on March 8. (The highly anticipated presentation will be one of the closing acts of the season’s fashion month on the circuit.)

Ahead, check out all of PFW’s best street style outfits so far. Don’t forget to bookmark this article as it will be updated with more images.

Day 1

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Anya Taylor-Joy wore a full Dior look to attend the brand’s Fall ’22 show. As Dior’s fashion and beauty ambassador, she also documented the event on Instagram.

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Thanks to this viewer, the dress-over-trousers look was officially recognized as a Paris Fashion Week obscene.

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To soften a printed outfit, simply wear more neutral pieces. This PFW contestant layered a classic beige trench coat over her blue and yellow ensemble.

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Alexa Chung attended the Dior show wearing a white button-up shirt, gray wool coat and matching Bermuda shorts.

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This guest’s OOTD is proof that you only need a few nifty pieces (i.e. statement earrings and a pair of green-soled boots) to bring an otherwise outfit to life simple.

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Behold: the most dramatic PFW street style coat this season so far. This looker teamed her signature piece with shiny pants and scarlet red pointy boots, creating a next-level look.

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Estelle Chemouny who wore this workout-chic look from Dior’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection to attend the brand’s fashion show.

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To attend VICTORIA/TOMAS, Blackhey donned a refreshing, sporty and stylish outfit in pastel green hues.

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Yoyo Cao wore a white jacket and skirt ensemble as well as a pair of patent leather pumps and black socks. All pieces were Dior. The green shoulder bag and a fuzzy orange hat added playful touches to her look.

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Jessie Andrews walked to the Botter show wearing a fishnet top with a bandeau bra and a pair of low-rise baggy pants. She wore a black shoulder bag around her neck.

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Candace Marie Stewart and Alioune Badara Fall posed in coordinating teal ensembles outside Botter. Stewart donned a monochrome pantsuit with white sneakers and a pair of silky gloves with white fingernails. Autumn carried two handbags, which became a popular street style trend in Europe.

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Sharon Alexie dazzled the crowd in a set of crystal-embellished ensembles.

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Ikram Abdi Omar wore a long white pleated skirt, a cream colored jacket and a Dior scarf. She finished with a black 30 Montaigne bag from the same brand.

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Rihanna was front row at the Dior Fall/Winter 2022 show. For her appearance, she wore a sheer black lace dress from the fashion house‘s Pre-Fall 2022 collection.

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New York brand Vaquera makes “fashion fan-fiction”

A week before their Paris Fashion Week debut, young designers Patric DiCaprio and Bryn Taubensee, who design under the name Vaquera, seem calm, although one fabric has yet to arrive, two outfits have yet to be started and they have to ship their entire collection—and themselves—across the Atlantic. The label is based in New York, although its name is Spanish – it means “cowgirl” and was chosen by founder DiCaprio because he was reading Tom Robbins’ 1976 novel, Even cowgirls have the blues at the time.

It was in 2013, when he was only 22 years old; a group of friends, including Taubensee and two others, Claire Sullivan and David Moses (neither of whom are yet involved), joined them in 2016. They collectively designed and physically built Vaquera’s collections in their spare time so that they were all working second jobs, mostly in retail. Now, however, Vaquera is a full-time concern for the remaining duo.

The creators of Vaquera describe their work as “fashion fan-fiction” – essentially amateur, fan-made, unauthorized work based on existing work. Probably the most famous example is that of EL James Fifty shades of Grey novels, a fantasized and sexualized account of the relationship between Edward Cullen and Bella Swan of the dusk books and films, which have taken off.

What does this mean in terms of fashion? Tributes to great designers of the past, nods to Martin Margiela and John Galliano, a clasp-clasp grandma’s handbag transformed into a pinafore dress that recreates a design by Yohji Yamamoto from 2001, and a series of T- shirts with avant-garde faces. on-call designers, including Vivienne Westwood, love group t-shirts.

“In music, it’s so normal to do a cover,” DiCaprio, 31, explains via Zoom. (Taubensee is 32) “It’s something we want to bring to the fashion world. It’s something we struggle with – this idea of ​​ownership. The brand has indeed drawn grassroots criticism on social media for close tributes, like this dot-to-dot Yamamoto redux. It’s an idea that’s always more delicate in fashion than music, or even art, where appropriation is a form in its own right.

Vaquera likes to make clothes that look like other objects like this quilted satin heart-shaped box of chocolates. . . © Darian DiCianno/

. . . and this mini dress based on a Tiffany & Co velvet jewelry pouch

Two Spring/Summer 2018, New York Fashion Week outfits: an oversized shirt and a tie. . . © Dan and Corina Lecca

. . . and a T-shirt with the face of designer Miguel Adrover © Dan and Corina Lecca

Ironically, it was one of their “covers” that caught the attention of Comme des Garçons, who now support their business through their brand development division named Dover Street Market Paris (DSMP). In the Spring 2019 exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Camp: Fashion Notesthere was a Vaquera mini dress fashioned to look like a gargantuan Tiffany & Co velvet jewelry pouch – Vaquera often likes to make clothes that look like other things, puffed up big, like a heart-shaped box of chocolates in padded satin wrapping the whole body, or a fabric pouf topped with a rosette of Christmas gift ribbon one meter wide.

Kawakubo admired the bag-lady look in the museum, which Met costume curator Andrew Bolton passed on to designers. “We were amazed that she had any idea who we were, let alone that she was interested,” DiCaprio said. Bolton then put them in touch with Adrian Joffe, Kawakubo’s husband and chairman of Comme des Garçons and Dover Street Market. They succeeded.

A year later, Vaquera was in dire straits. “We had hit like a wall in New York, no money, barely had a collection done,” says DiCaprio – lamenting the lack of support for young talent in the city. They reached out to Joffe and Dover Street Market – which started stocking Vaquera in spring 2020 – for help. The retailer suggested hosting a cocktail party at its New York store. Vaquera instead held a guerrilla fashion show around the shelves, having done a collection in a week. It caused a stir and DSM loved it. “Then they came to our showroom that season and said, let’s work together. How can we help you?” recalls DiCaprio. DSMP announced support for Vaquera in September 2020.

Vaquera’s studio in Brooklyn. The duo have been criticized for paying close tributes to the work of other designers. “In music, it’s so normal to do a cover,” replies DiCaprio © Shina Peng

Since Dover Street Market Paris got involved in the manufacture and wholesale of its clothing, the number of global stockists of Vaquera has increased

“I don’t think we would still be here without them,” adds Taubensee. “For so long people were really interested in us – but I think people didn’t have much faith in us either, at the same time. Comme des Garçons actually understood better than anyone what we needed. And it was a help with distribution, marketing, press inquiries and sample production. Nearly half of Vaquera’s upcoming Fall/Winter 2022 collection was produced by Comme des Garçons factories, and the designs include puffer jackets, handbags, fashionable knitwear and jewelry, “things that we could never have made it ourselves,” Taubensee says. “One thing we struggled with was that our shows are exciting. But we weren’t selling anything, really. Since DSMP got involved in making and wholesaling their clothes, the number of Vaquera’s global stockists have grown to 40. And alongside fantastic rolling chocolate boxes, its apparel includes more business-savvy pieces like oversized suits, bras and easy T-shirt dresses.

The collection, unveiled tonight, riffs on the city of Paris – Vaquera will show in the new Dover Street Market event space there, a 17th century mansion in the Marais, now named 3537. “It’s about the vague idea of ​​love,” says DiCaprio. “The city of love and our love for fashion, our love for our friends, our family and ourselves. And you know, what do you sacrifice for love? How is love inspiring? What is Is that limiting? And what does it look like, in a garment? Now DiCaprio and Taubensee are going to show us.

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Milan Fashion Week review: Prada, Max Mara, Moschino

Photo-Illustration: by The Cut; Photos: Courtesy of Prada, Max Mara, Moschino

Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons are two of fashion’s greatest talkers, unpacking its history, analyzing the news and discussing their feelings, and the result is a Prada that feels deeply new. Some collections might seem “more Raf than Miuccia” — to which Miuccia would probably respond, “Well, if Raf has something more interesting to say…” In other words, she doesn’t have those kind of barriers. The latest collection happens to be purely Miuccia, with elements of Raf woven into Prada’s history.

What’s at the heart of this story are his views on women – a smart adult person who didn’t seem to really like fashion. You can see Prada’s first fashion show, from 1988, on YouTube. Held in a series of elegant rooms, a waiter still served drinks to guests as the models began walking casually. Not only were some of them older, but they wore styles that have become Prada signatures over time – the plain V-neck sweater, the full skirt. And it was at a time when Gianni Versace, Thierry Mugler and Jean Paul Gaultier set the catwalks on fire with sex bombs.

Photo: Courtesy of Prada

On Thursday afternoon, in the vast presentation space of the Fondazione Prada, some of the girls were even older – Hannelore Knuts, Liya Kebede and English beauty Erin O’Connor. They walked with newer models like Kaia Gerber and Hunter Schafer, the Euphoria star, who wore a white ribbed undershirt with a skirt made up of a black panel, another in fuchsia crinkled silk, then a sheer panel in black tulle embroidered with pieces of red satin. Schafer wore no jewelry, carried no bags and, like all models, wore a wedge pump with a strap.

But the patterns weren’t the only link to Prada’s stylistic origins. In the middle of the show, there were costumes with full skirts, now fuller and with more movement, and a v-neck sweater with one of the skirts. These jackets, along with double-breasted wool coats – some plain wool, some tweed – were slightly oversized at the shoulders, sculpted at the waist (a view best seen from behind) and very, very elegant. They, too, are part of Prada history, although the fit and proportions (and adornment) keep changing over the years. And, of course, the moods of Prada.

Photo: Courtesy of Prada

At the 1988 show, guests sat on spindly chairs. Last September, the set was an elaborate grid of wooden boxes interspersed with video monitors, and the models strolled among the guests. Yesterday, Simons and Prada, as if looking to wipe the slate clean, used long rows of cinema seats, with the models emerging from a futuristic-looking tunnel and then walking through a plain, wide carpeted space before stepping into exit through another tunnel at the opposite corner. from the room. Depeche Mode played throughout.

Schafer’s sheer outfit, with its splash of garish fuchsia, was also reminiscent of another Prada concept, perhaps the most difficult in her repertoire to put your finger on. I remember looking at the Prada collections in the late 90s and early 2000s when it showed, basically, a floaty brief and a pair of underwear, or underwear with, say, a cotton polo shirt. knitting. At the time, sexual expression was as singular as it was confusing. For me, these slips conjured up so many images, but mostly of 1930s Germany. Prada’s credentials were – are – vast and personal.

Photo: Courtesy of Prada

This thrill of sexuality, which is more feminine than feminine, ran through Thursday’s show, I’m delighted to say, and it took several forms, including a pair of belted coats in hot pink or thick but toned black leather. (they’re so chic but in a dirty mood that who needs to wear anything but briefs?) and a cluster of long-sleeved black silk dresses, pretty austere except for a feathered swipe at the neckline or, say, at the hip.

One can imagine that Simons would be intrigued by the hallmarks of Prada’s style, though perhaps Miuccia herself could be more neutral, having created them. But given the storm of images that characterizes (until now) the 21st century, it is important for the Prada brand to draw people’s attention to its identity. It was not a nostalgic trip. And, as Miuccia would surely expect from their partnership, Simons drives the label forward with his own tastes. Has Prada ever made a jacket? Maybe, but here’s a favorite Simons style merged with Prada tradition, now in Prada nylon, slightly oversized, and sometimes even embroidered with shimmering sick-green flowers.

Photo: Courtesy of Moschino

Photo: Courtesy of Moschino

The Milan shows were remarkably good. On a gloomy day in the news, Jeremy Scott of Moschino performed an essential function of fashion: to be outrageous, to mock his own illusions. The set was a luxury piece in a luxury European house, and the models’ clothes were adorned with rich fabrics (perhaps the curtains), or in the shape of a grandfather clock or a Coromandel screen, or adorned with gold trim. A hat could be a fringed shade or – why not? – a pair of cuckoo clocks. Still, dodge the jokes, and the clothes were smart and varied, with beautiful coats and suits, including a revival of Franco Moschino’s “evening suit,” with cutouts on the front of the jacket, and a pantsuit. black lace evening dress. . Scott got the last laugh by stepping out in a red astronaut costume – apparently a nod to the 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Photo: Courtesy of Max Mara

Max Mara and its quirky sister label, Sportmax, are also committed to making big fashion statements. The exuberant radicalism of Swiss-born artist and designer Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) was the starting point for Max Mara’s strong silhouettes, many using the brand’s famous “teddy bear” fabric – for bell-shaped skirts, flared pants and shorts. If that sounds crazy, that’s the point: it was playful and risque fashion. The collection was loaded with interesting pieces in a concise palette of warm browns, creams, blacks and reds, including plush tunics; military coats; a fabulous sleeveless, ankle-length tunic in black wool with a low waist; and all-knit crepe-soled thigh-high boots (with rear zippers). Another difference this season is that Tonne Goodman stylized the show for the first time, adding to its visual sharpness.

Photo: Courtesy of Sportmax

I don’t know why Sportmax has ‘sport’ in it, because it doesn’t seem so sporty these days – and I’m happy about that. It’s almost become Max Mara’s weird and experimental relationship, though still in the vein of luxury. Staged this season in a long piece bathed in bright pink, the standout motifs were retro-futurism (think blade runner) and the good old cheeky glamor of Helmut Newton. Fittingly, the tailoring was frighteningly feminine, bordering on the shapes Demna developed at Balenciaga, while several evening looks – worth checking out if you’re shopping this fall – have cutouts that follow the contours of the body. Once again, the look at the start is decisive.

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Runway of Dreams Launches Adaptive Fashion Show in Los Angeles – Footwear News

The Runway of Dreams Foundation is heading west.

The non-profit organization working for inclusion, acceptance and opportunity in the fashion industry for people with disabilities will hold its first show in Los Angeles next month. The one-of-a-kind adaptive fashion show, aptly titled “A Fashion Revolution” is presented by Kohl’s and will take place at NeueHouse Studios in Hollywood on March 8.

According to the organization, the evening will feature adaptive clothing and footwear from top brands such as main sponsor Kohl’s and other sponsors such as Target, Zappos, JCPenney, Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive, No Limbits and Stride Rite. This will be the first time these brands have showcased their responsive designs on the same runway in Los Angeles. Notably, LVMH provided support with platinum sponsorship of the fashion show event, the nonprofit organization said.

“Hollywood is all about making dreams come true, and it felt fitting that we were bringing Runway of Dreams to Los Angeles,” said Mindy Scheier, Founder and CEO of Runway of Dreams Foundation and Gamut Management. “As with all of our events, I hope this show shines a light on this underserved population, calls for critical change in the fashion industry, and reveals that inclusivity doesn’t stop at size or shape. Everyone deserves the right to look good and feel good about themselves, and consumers deserve that access.

Influencer Grace Strobel walks the runway for the Runway Of Dreams Foundation Fashion Show on September 9, 2021 in New York City.

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The show will feature over 60 models with varying disabilities and differences, ethnicities and backgrounds to showcase mainstream adaptive clothing and footwear options and highlight the necessary changes needed in the fashion industry. .

Runway of Dreams was founded in 2014 by Scheier – a fashion designer and mother of a disabled child – who envisioned a world where disability-friendly clothing would be common.

Scheier launched its charity shows with Zappos Adaptive as its main sponsor in 2019. The online shoe retailer is among the industry pioneers in creating footwear for people with disabilities. Zappos’ adaptive shopping platform launched in April 2017 – three years after a customer, in a phone call with an employee, asked if she could trade in a pair of shoes for her granddaughter. son, who was autistic and needed help tying shoelaces on his own. .

Since then, the retailer has launched the Single and Different Size Shoes program – through which customers can purchase a single shoe or two shoes of different sizes and widths to create a pair – as well as Ugg Universal, a collection in partnership with the shoemaker. sheepskin that offers functional iterations of two iconic styles: the Classic Short and the Neumel.

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The MN brand unveils its first runway collection at New York Fashion Week

Designer Andre Sackman says Love Disorder is about loving your disorders and learning to live with them.

NEW YORK CITY, NY – Minnesota fashion designer Andre Sackman says his brand, Love Disorder, is about “loving your troubles and learning to live with them” and, obviously, some big names in the industry fashion designers love the message behind the brand.

First, about eight months ago, the Mall of America welcomed Love Disorder to its new Community Commons space intended to help minority-owned businesses impacted by the pandemic and civil unrest.

“It’s about mental health and awareness,” Sackman said of his label. “All the pieces I make are meant to carry on the conversation. »

Not even a year later, Sackman had more good news. This time it was an invitation to participate in New York Fashion Week.

“They contacted me,” Sackman said. “Emailed me and said, ‘We love your brand and we love everything you do.'”

At Break Free NYFW Fashion Show, the models wore eight exclusive pieces designed by Sackman. He describes the collection as avant-garde and medical. During the design and production process, he had to overcome a challenge, just like his brand message.

“I actually had some very difficult personal issues with my family, so I had a deadline to build my collection,” he said on Zoom Tuesday while waiting for a return flight from JFK to MSP. “It was literally eight days but it went very well and a lot of people enjoyed it and I’m happy with the result.”

love disorder currently offers exclusive Love Disorder Runway 2022 hoodies at its Mall of America store.

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Fashion Festival: Let’s talk about size in fashion

Watch our panel of incredible and opinionated five wahine talk about the state of size inclusivity in Aotearoa, hosted by “fat babe” and multidisciplinary artist Tanya Barlow.

With the political and societal shifts and movements that have taken place across the world in recent years, fashion is one of many industries that have been pushed by consumers to become more ‘inclusive’ – from the representation of who figures in the campaigns to the diversity of those working behind the scenes and the supply of clothing actually available to shop and buy.

These conversations rightly range from the need for greater inclusion in terms of gender, identity, ethnicity, age, ability and more – a push for an industry that for years has helped to perpetuate a Euro-centric beauty standard that is white, thin and cis.

Multidisciplinary artist Tanya Barlow hosts a panel discussion on the state of waist inclusion.  *Disposable Fashion Festival*


Multidisciplinary artist Tanya Barlow hosts a panel discussion on the state of waist inclusion. *Disposable Fashion Festival*

Things are changing, and the key to that change is increased korero around these sometimes uncomfortable topics – and one of them is the topic of size, and the place of size and release inclusivity fats in the fashion space.

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In the New Zealand fashion industry, some figureheads are leading these conversations and encouraging others – from fashion designers to stylists to the media – to look at their own internalized fatphobia.

These are conversations we had honored to welcome on Ensembleand we wanted to continue as part of the Fashion Festival with a panel discussion featuring five incredible and opinionated wāhine.

The conversation was led by “fat babe” and multi-disciplinary artist Tanya Barlow, who was joined by plus-size designer and label founder Sarah-Jane Duff lost and misplacedQiane Matata-Sipu, founder of NUKU and social activist, Jess Molina, writer, influencer and activist, and Kaarina Parker, model and writer.

Their conversation was wide-ranging, addressing the state of size inclusivity today and whether it has gotten better and better, whether brands that use terms like “for everyone” and ” inclusive size”, while offering limited extended sizes simply cash in, and whether consumers should pressure brands to extend sizes or focus on supporting existing inclusive brands.

Duff, who was a plus size fashion designer for 15 years, offered a unique perspective. “I meet these women and I see these women and I try to make clothes that actually match their bodies, rather than fashion-matching them,” she said.

Through her wardrobe, Jess Molina chooses to challenge preconceived notions of inherent style.

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Through her wardrobe, Jess Molina chooses to challenge preconceived notions of inherent style.

Molina, who is widely respected in the local industry for her perspective on the lack of visibility of fat bodies in fashion, spoke about the possible emptiness of the buzzword “inclusiveness” and her own personal experiences.

“To feel like I have to fight and really be heard for brands to be like, ‘oh, actually, we’re going to meet your needs,’ it’s so exhausting,” she said.

“Existing in a fat body, it’s a privilege to go into a store and have something that you can physically try on,” she says. “I love things made to order, bespoke and having that option, but at the same time if you’re in a slump you just want to look sexy on a date, I want to go to a store and buy something off the rack. There aren’t a lot of options for that.

As a “curved” model, Parker also had a unique grip. “So often the style of curvy, plus-sized people, as a model, I’ve experienced that too – the focus is on hiding your body, or trying to make you look as small as physically possible, or over coverage of areas that people consider to be “undesirable”.

'Curve' model Kaarina Parker shared her experience in the industry.

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‘Curve’ model Kaarina Parker shared her experience in the industry.

“I want to see everyday clothes designed to fit our bodies,” Matata-Sipu commented. “I want to wear well-fitting, beautifully made clothes that I can wear every day, and be proud of who made them, how they were made, but also know that I look good and that I feel good when I’m in it.”

We’re excited to share this important kōrero as part of the Stuff Festival of Fashion, and will post the full panel conversation at Together next week.

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Could Detroit be the next fashion city?

“I think our landlord is like, ‘What are you guys doing?'” Cassidy Tucker said, sitting alongside her sister Kelsey on a Zoom call from their Detroit studio last week. . Around them was a stack of 50 original artworks, with several 8ft by 4ft wall sculptures meant to resemble the pages of a giant storybook. The art was to be pressed into the 26-foot truck they had rented to transport the lot from Detroit to New York for an exhibit called “Don’t Sleep on Detroit.”

Cassidy, 27, and Kelsey, 25, are the founders of Deviate, a playful, unisex line of street and workwear that launched in late 2018 and is produced entirely in Detroit. The sisters love and believe in their hometown’s creative energy so much that their entire business model is built around nurturing and sharing it.

They have recruited more than 50 local artists – fashion and textile designers, muralists, painters, graphic designers and ceramicists – to contribute to the work of the “Don’t Sleep on Detroit” showcase, which will also serve as a fashion presentation for the Fall 2022 from Deviate.

The idea behind the exhibition, which will be held in New York on February 2 and 3 as a press and industry event, is a core conceit of Mohammed/Mountain: Bringing the creative world of Detroit into the court of the big ones. The showcase will return to Detroit and open to the public later this year.

Detroit has long been in the fashion orbit. Highly influential retailer Linda Dresner, credited with bringing Jil Sander, Martin Margiela and Comme des Garçons to the United States, ran stores in New York and Birmingham, Michigan, about half an hour from Detroit, for decades. One of the few black designers to be a mainstay on the New York scene, Tracy Reese returned to Detroit in 2019 to launch her enduring collection, Hope for Flowers. Carhartt, the workwear brand that is increasingly linked to street fashion and hype, was founded in Detroit in 1889.

Over the past year or so, interest in Detroit has been reignited by global players: Gucci launched a collaboration with local brand Detroit Vs. Everybody, founded by Tommey Walker Jr., for a capsule collection of T-shirts and announced the opening of a new store in downtown Detroit; Hermès opened a store in the city; and in October, Bottega Veneta hosted what would be creative director Daniel Lee’s final fashion show for the Detroit house.

In March, Michigan’s first historically black college, the former Lewis College of Business, will reopen as the design-focused Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design.

“When people think of Detroit, they don’t think much of the positivity the city has to offer,” Cassidy Tucker said. “It’s often overshadowed by some of the most sensational elements in its history – the struggle, the triumph, the struggle.”

The New York showcase is set up like a storybook written by Kesley Tucker, creative director of Deviate, titled “A Bird Trusts Its Wings.” A metaphor for non-traditional creative careers, the story follows the main character who, mired in self-doubt, wakes up in a bustling world in which all of his ideas have been exiled to live out the rest of his days.

By revisiting them and interacting with them, she realizes that she wants to share them with the world. If the story provides a dreamy backdrop for the showcase, the subtext for it is the tenacity of rambling DIY.

“There’s always a lot of pressure, like, ‘You should be there. You should be doing this,’ Ms Tucker said of her decision to choose to carve her way off the well-trodden roads to the capitals of the fashion like New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris.” The showcase is really us putting the foot down and saying, ‘We can do this from Detroit and bring it to you.'”

Ms. Tucker studied fashion design at Wayne State University in downtown Detroit. After an internship with Vera Wang in Los Angeles, she realized she wasn’t interested in big brand work. “What I’ve learned the most is that fashion is a chore,” she said. “Everything you do in this life is drudgery, but you have to choose your path.”

Hers was driving home and teaming up with her sister who, after graduating from Princeton, had been involved in a ride-sharing startup called Splt and wanted to get involved in social entrepreneurship.

“We were on a mission to put Detroit on the fashion map,” Cassidy said.

How to do that? They had no idea.

They started by reaching out to people in the community, bringing together mentors including Ms. Reese. There’s also Christina Chen, who does public relations for Deviate and has fashion experience at Saint Laurent, Alexander Wang, Shinola and StockX, and Ben Ewy, the vice president of design, research and development at Carhartt.

“People here create their own scenes and have done so for a long time, whether it’s automotive, Detroit techno or workwear,” Ewy said. “People here think differently and create unique products.”

An eco-consciousness is built into Deviate’s ethos – the Tuckers produce almost everything locally and use scrap fabric to cut their clothes when they can – but the social impact is greater. Kelsey mentioned the Antwerp Six, Motown and the Wu-Tang Clan as collectives who started in neglected places and amplified their talents through the power of numbers.

Deviate has also partnered with the Industry Club of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Michigan to offer paid internships. And last year, the company launched the Lost Artists Collective: a series of house parties requiring artists to bring some of their work to enter (they could walk away with someone else’s) which is became a community resource and was the starting point for “Don’t Sleep in Detroit.

Marlo Broughton, 34, a painter and illustrator who helped introduce Detroit Vs. Everyone with his cousin Walker, first heard from Kelsey and Cassidy via direct message, inviting him to one of the parties at the house of the collective of artists, then to participate in the showcase. “They showed me everything and had a full plan,” he said.

The sisters also reached out to Sydney James, 42, a fine muralist and artist, who contributed a photo of her 8,000-square-foot mural, “Girl With the D Earring,” a reinterpretation of Vermeer’s painting “Girl With a Pearl Earring”. featuring a black woman wearing an Old English D.

“I didn’t necessarily understand what it was, but I liked the ‘why’,” Ms James said after being approached for the showcase. “It’s like, ‘We’re going to make them look at us.'”

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Tan France and Gigi Hadid host Next In Fashion Season 2

Queer Eye’s Tan France and model Gigi Hadid will team up to host the Netflix Next In Fashion design contest for its second season.

Next in fashion has found its hosts for season 2: Queer The eyes style expert, Tan France, and model Gigi Hadid. The series follows designers from around the world as they compete for the grand prize of $250,000 and a debut collection with luxury retail site Net-A-Porter. Tan was also the host of the first season, which premiered on January 20, 2020. He co-hosted with fashion designer and writer Alexa Chung, and the show received high praise from fans. Despite its popularity, Netflix announced in June 2020 that the show would not return for another season. However, the show is now making an unexpected return with Gigi in place of Alexa.


As a model and designer herself, Gigi has plenty of fashion knowledge that will greatly benefit the show’s contestants. Gigi has been on the cover of fashion magazines like vogue, Harper’s Bazaarand She several times. She has participated in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show three times and has collaborated with American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger for four collections titled TommyxGigi. Likewise, Tan has her own plethora of fashion knowledge, acting as a fashion stylist on weird eyewhere he helps the episode’s hero change his fashion sense from his current and sometimes dreary style to something more fresh and flattering.

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Tan broke the exciting news about him and Gigi’s new venture on social media Monday night. The star posted a series of photos of him and Gigi on instagram to let fans know that despite the cancellation, the show was back. The stylist captioned the post, “Who would have thought, when we met on Facetime 4 years ago (thanks @evachen212), that we would be hosting NEXT IN FASHION TOGETHER! You read correctly ! The secret is out.The comments were inundated with fans expressing their excitement for the show’s return and their excitement for Gigi to join the cast.

Gigi had a public friendship with weird eye‘s Fab 5 for a few years as the six stars are often spotted together. The stars seem to hang out in the same circle as one of Gigi’s best friends is pop superstar Taylor Swift, who featured the Fab 5 in her 2019 music video for her song “You Need To Calm Down.” The stars also hung out together on Gigi’s one-year anniversary, and Jonathan Van Ness even posted a special anniversary Instagram post referring to himself and Tan as the model’s “guncles” (a jumpsuit gay and uncle.) According to Tan’s Instagram, casting for the second season is now open to all aspiring fashion designers.

Both Tan and Gigi have gained a large and dedicated fanbase through their work in the fashion industry, and their fans are understandably thrilled to see the two working together. Gigi has been in the industry since she was a baby, so it only makes sense that Gigi would accompany Tan during Next in fashion season 2. While the model took time off to raise her baby girl Khai, she’s ready to make a comeback, and the Netflix series seems like the perfect reboot. There is no further information on the new season, but with the positive reception of the show’s new co-host, the two are sure to have a successful run.

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Children’s Mercy Park will host christianMICHEAL’s runway review

Children’s Mercy Park will host christianMICHEAL’s Runway Review, an immersive two-hour fashion show experience with over 100 models wearing up to 15 looks from 12 local and national designers on a 200-foot runway positioned on the stadium grounds, on Saturday September 24.

Born and raised in Kansas City, fashion designer Christian Micheal Shuster grew up ChristianMICHEAL design label into one of the most recognized and respected in the region. Focused on intricate design with high-quality craftsmanship, christianMICHEAL is a modern men’s and women’s clothing brand for the style-conscious and fashion-forward.

Tickets for the christianMICHEAL Runway Review, presented by Audi Shawnee Mission, are available for purchase online at SeatGeek.comincluding VIP, Premium VIP and Suite Level seating amenities and accommodation.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. with premium bar and food selections, a vendor showcase, and networking opportunities for attendees. The event will kick off at 9 p.m. and stream throughout the venue, including on stadium video panels, and the party will continue indoors with two levels of event spaces highlighted by a live DJ and a dance floor.

About Sporting Club Special Events
Established in 2020, Sporting Club Special Events (SCSE) is a division of Sporting Kansas City that promotes, plans and executes community experiences at Children’s Mercy Park and throughout the greater Kansas City area. SCSE is an experiential events company created by a diverse group of hospitality and operations professionals who share a belief in the power of experiences and connecting people. Focusing on thinking outside the “bowl”, SCSE events are designed to utilize all the world-class amenities and spaces at Children’s Mercy Park with festivals, dinner series, concerts, community programs and more. . Our mission is to create lasting memories for all attendees with an emphasis on best-in-class products, exceptional service, flawless presentation and excellent storytelling.

About christianMICHEAL
christianMICHEAL is a modern men’s and women’s clothing brand for style-conscious, fashion-forward modern men and women. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, fashion designer Christian Micheal Shuster discovered a love of art and fashion at a young age. A self-taught designer, Christian has spent the past 10 years learning the art of sewing and developing his skill level on the cutting table and the sewing machine. Focused on intricate design with high quality craftsmanship, the christianMICHEAL design brand has quickly become one of the most recognized and respected design brands in Kansas City and the Midwest. Showcasing menswear and womenswear collections on the runway with Kansas City Fashion Week, Omaha Fashion Week and Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week.

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Parisian museums pay tribute to legendary couturier Yves Saint Laurent

Nestled like Easter eggs in the most prestigious Parisian museums, a unique commemoration of designer Yves Saint Laurent cements his status among the greats of French cultural history.

“I’m totally eclectic,” the designer once said, and the fact is proven by how easily his clothes fit into museums spanning vastly different eras and artistic styles.

In the Louvre’s Galerie d’Apollon, alongside the crowns and jewels of France’s kings and queens, the almost absurdly ornate “Versailles vest” covered in gold leaf and rock crystals looks right at home. .

The Louvre is one of the six museums participating in this unique collaboration marking the 60th anniversary of the designer’s first fashion show, when he was 26 years old.

Cross the city to the Center Pompidou, France’s mecca for modern art, and you’ll discover a very different Saint Laurent. Dresses in the abstract styles of Piet Mondrian, Sonia Delaunay and American pop artists rub shoulders with the portraits that inspired them.

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Saint Laurent has often been ahead of the game: its Mondrian collection received rave reviews in 1965, four years before the Dutch artist, who died in 1944, had his first career retrospective at the Musée de l’Art. ‘Orangery.

“It was precisely then that fashion changed and began to become an art in its own right,” said Aurélie Samuel, from the Yves Saint Laurent museum, which is exhibiting some of her designs as part of the city-wide exhibition, which runs through May.

His creations have also found their way into the museums of Orsay, Picasso and Contemporary Art.

The creation of the jacket

‘Something different’

This is not the first time that Saint Laurent, who died in 2008, has been granted the imprimatur of the artistic establishment.

In 1983, barely two decades after his first exhibition, he became the first living designer to see his work presented in a major artistic institution, the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

The Petit Palais in Paris organized a career retrospective in 2010.

“The house has already celebrated so many anniversaries. I wanted to do something different,” said Madison Cox, president of the Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation.

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Many influences were made explicit by Saint Laurent at the time – others were chosen for their harmony.

Among them are the dresses he made for the “Bal de Proust”, one of the most decadent social events in France of the last century, organized by the Rothschild family on the occasion of the author’s 100th birthday.

These dresses are now on display alongside Belle Epoque masterpieces by Monet, Degas and Renoir on the top floor of the Musée d’Orsay.

“It would have been boring to just find an empty space, create a setting, and fill it with her clothes,” Cox said. “It was important to integrate them into permanent collections.” -AFP

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Fashion designer Ocoee launches new line | West Orange Times & Observer

World Tour Fashion Show Designer Santia McKoy released their new “The Game” collection today.

McKoy, who we first told you about here, was born and raised in Haiti from humble beginnings.

After the success of the first World Tour Fashion Show, which we told you about here, the resident of Ocoee knew that with the momentum gained by the parade, it was time for the next collection.

The ‘The Game’ collection will include five designs to begin with, with additional pieces to be released live at S&M Custom Design’s upcoming annual World Tour fashion show at the Doubletree by Hilton at SeaWorld.

After countless hours penning the concepts and designs for the line, McKoy has come to a crossroads in terms of naming the new collection. She said she decided to take a walk, enjoy nature and have a conversation with God, in which the name “The Game” came to mind.

I find that nothing in life is worth doing unless you take risks,” the fashion designer said. “My family inspired me to create this collection. Of course, family is everything. My family is also the face of my brand. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today, and I’m very grateful for that.”

The new collection is made with bespoke fabric, specially created for the brand.

S&M Custom Design Manager and Coordinator Tiffany O’Connor explained that all collections feature unique custom fabrics made specifically for S&M Custom Design.

“That way our customers will always have a one-of-a-kind fabric that they’ll never be able to get anywhere else,” O’Connor said.

The second World Tour Fashion Show will take place on June 18, 2022. For tickets, click here.

For more information on the line or to place an order, click here.

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Yves Saint Laurent in 5 French museums

PARIS — Sixty years to the day after presenting his first collection under his own name, Yves Saint Laurent, the designer synonymous with French fashion who died in 2008, is once again taking Paris by storm. Or rather, his creations are.

From Saturday to May 15, 50 pieces from the couturier’s vast oeuvre will be presented in the permanent collections of five of the most prestigious French museums: the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Center Pompidou, the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris and the Picasso Museum in Paris. And the Yves Saint Laurent Museumin the former headquarters of the designer on avenue Marceau, will exhibit sketches, Polaroid photographs and rare canvases illustrating the processes and know-how that go into the creation of couture.

Organizers say the contemporary exhibitions of “Yves Saint Laurent at the Museums,” 18 months of the pandemic in the making, will be the first time a couturier has been honored in so many classical institutions at once. But it would be yet another of Mr. Saint Laurent’s firsts, including being the first couturier to embrace ready-to-wear, the first to take inspiration from street style and one of the first designers to put on color models on the runway. And that could put an end to the eternal debate about the place of high fashion in high art.

Mouna Mekouar, co-curator of the exhibition and specialist in contemporary art (this will be her first fashion exhibition), said that while fashion and art have traditionally existed in parallel worlds, this separation does not apply more.

“I think that in 2022, we live in a time where we no longer need to ask ourselves the question of whether fashion is art, or whether art is art. “, she said during an interview at Café Beaubourg, in the shadow of the Center Pompidou.

“Today, we live in a multi and transdisciplinary universe made of links, so the old labels no longer really make sense,” she added. “I don’t think you can understand a fashion designer, whoever he is, without taking into account the contemporary creation that surrounds him. Likewise, I don’t think you can understand a contemporary artist without also looking at what’s happening in fashion.

None of the institutions, she said, hesitated for a moment when they proposed the joint show.

The genius of Saint Laurent, Ms. Mekouar said, was that it blurred the lines between fashion and art from the start.

“He looked at various civilizations and art forms and reacted to the art of his time,” she said. “It heralded the arrival of the 21st century. His gaze was pluralistic: there is no hierarchy, just multiple centers of interest.

“He completely assimilated the work of an artist to reinvent it,” she continues. “Even when the reference is direct, there is always a twist of its own. And his work still has meaning all over the world today because he did it before anyone else.

Saint Laurent’s references were so multiple that the exhibition could have gone “in a thousand different directions”, she says. To stay the course, Ms. Mekouar; Stephan Janson, its co-curator; and Madison Cox, President of the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation, worked closely with museum directors and curators to mix the selections with each institution’s collections.

At the Center Pompidou, for example, 500 Polaroids of YSL friends, muses and models including Kate Moss, Carla Bruni, Stella Tennant and Naomi Campbell give a table a Warholian air. A dress from Picasso’s Fall-Winter 1979 collection, with undercuts that reflect the work of French artist Sonia Delaunay, is on display in the Delaunay room. A green coat from the 1971 Scandal collection rubs “Made in Japan,” the Pop work of Martial Raysse, a contemporary of the couturier.

Then there are the famous Mondrian dresses of Autumn-Winter 1965, which brought Dutch painter Piet Mondrian’s work to the fore to a French audience – a decade before Pompidou acquired “Composition en rouge, bleu and white II”. In the exhibition, a YSL Mondrian dress and the painting come together for the first time.

“This project had a particular resonance for the Pompidou,” said Xavier Rey, director of the museum, “because not only was Yves Saint Laurent the first to connect couture to the art he loved and collected, but also because the museum was the place where he chose to say goodbye to fashion, in 2002” — a reference to the couturier’s last fashion show, a 45-minute retrospective. The film of this event will be screened at the museum.

At the Museum of Modern Art, the facilities have been rearranged and the lighting dimmed to accommodate garments that showcase another facet of 20th-century art, with a denim coat dress from the ready-to-wear line. Spring-Summer 1970 Rive Gauche designer wear paired with striped painted panels by Daniel Buren, a former street artist. And at the Musée d’Orsay, which specializes in works from the 19th century, the point of contact is not art, but literature. Marcel Proust, whose works were a source of inspiration for Saint Laurent, is indirectly referenced by one of the designer’s trademarks – Le Smoking, or women’s tuxedo – a nod to the once radical concept of masculine -feminine (currently known as gender fluidity). ).

In front of the large Orsay clock at the entrance to the Impressionist collections, five tuxedos, including the very first Saint Laurent from 1966, as well as two Belle Epoque-inspired dresses. Both were designed for the 1971 Bal Proust – one, worn by Jane Birkin, was crafted in ivory crepe with leg-of-mutton sleeves and guipure lace while the other, modeled by ball hostess Marie- Hélène de Rothschild, was in ivory satin with black trim.

They are all exposed to the view of Édouard Manet’s 1863 painting “Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe”, or “The Luncheon on the Grass”, another of Mr. Saint Laurent’s recurring obsessions. Further into the Impressionist collections, an alcove dedicated to graphic arts shows sketches of Saint Laurent clothing creations and photos of loyal YSL customers, such as Hélène Rochas, wife of designer Marcel Rochas, in a low-cut black velvet dress of cattleya orchids. in white satin.

In the gold of the Louvre Apollo Gallerywhich houses the jewels of the French crown, four richly embroidered jackets celebrate the glories of France and its know-how.

A Hommage à Ma Maison jacket, a tribute from the designer to his little hands and in organza heavily encrusted with rock crystal and embroidered with gold thread, was on display near the collection of carved rock crystal objects of King Louis XIV. A heart pendant made of rhinestones and cast glass, part of the semiology used by Saint Laurent to designate a favorite model during a parade, joined a display of replica jewelry.

Mr. Cox, chairman of the foundation and widower of Mr. Bergé, noted that he thinks Saint Laurent would be delighted with the company his work keeps. “Although Mr. Saint Laurent was perhaps not the most modest person in the world,” he said, “I think he desperately wanted to be considered an artist. He was a missed artist .

Geographically and figuratively, the event covers a lot of ground. Even so, Ms. Mekouar and Mr. Cox said these were just some of the themes yet to be extracted from the nearly 7,000 YSL garments, 50,000 accessories and thousands of sketches of collections, sets and interiors. costumes kept in archives all over France. And that doesn’t include treasures like the more than 250 pieces and prototypes donated to the foundation in 2019 by YSL muse Betty Catroux.

“I hope this type of exhibition can be applied to other places,” Mr. Cox said, “so that we can get out of the idea of ​​the fashion exhibition as we know it.”

Mr. Rey of the Center Pompidou said: “It is our duty to present art in all its forms. Through today’s designers, we see that, more than ever, fashion has a rightful place.

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The world’s most exciting exhibitions in 2022

Written by The arts journal

This article was originally published by The arts journal, an editorial partner of CNN Style. You can read their full articles on the coming year 2022. here.

This year’s must-see exhibits include the return of the Venice Biennale and Documenta, hit shows by Donatello and Cézanne, and a Qatar World Cup sculpture festival. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, please verify exhibits are held prior to travel.

“Yves Saint Laurent at the Museums”

Or: Museum of Modern Art in Paris, Center Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay, Musée National Picasso Paris, Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris, Musée du Louvre

When: January 29-May 15 (closed April 15 at the Picasso Museum)

Six decades ago, the first fashion show under the name of Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) paraded. To celebrate this important milestone, six Parisian museums where the French designer sought inspiration have collaborated on a city-wide exhibition. Each will combine YSL creations with works by artists such as Mondrian, Picasso, Matisse, Bonnard and Dufy. For example, at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, next to “La Fée Électricité” by Dufy (“La Fée Électricité”, 1937) will stand three spectacular silk dresses, while the Musée d’Orsay will focus on its fascination with Marcel Proust, who probably inspired Le Smoking de Saint Laurent, the first tuxedo for women. During this time, the National Picasso Museum will explain the influence of the Spanish master on Saint Laurent, from the couturier’s tribute to the sets and costumes of Picasso’s “Ballets Russes” (1976) to his Cubist collection from 1988. –Sarah belmont

“The World of Stonehenge”

Or: British Museum, London

When: February 17-July 17

This solar pendant from the Bronze Age, from 1000 to 800 BC. AD, will be part of the great Stonehenge exhibition at the British Museum. Credit: © The administrators of the British Museum

Built over four millennia ago, Stonehenge is one of the world’s most famous and mysterious monuments. Who were the people who built it and inhabited prehistoric Britain? “The world of Stonehenge” will show that they were more developed than is generally believed, with established trade links with mainland Europe. One of the undisputed highlights of the show will be the 3,600-year-old Nebra Sky Disc, the oldest extant representation of the cosmos, which was discovered in present-day Germany and will be on display for the first time in the UK. -José de Silva

“Faith Ringgold: The American People”

Or: New Museum, New York

When: February 17-June 5

Ringgold created the United States of "Attica" (1972) to honor the men who died in the Attica prison protest.

Ringgold created the United States of “Attica” (1972) to honor the men who died during the Attica prison protest. Credit: © Faith Ringgold / ARS, NY and DACS, London / Courtesy ACA Galleries, New York

This is the first retrospective of pioneering American artist Faith Ringgold in her hometown of New York. The exhibition will cover six decades of the 91-year-old artist’s prolific career, from works created in response to the civil rights era, to autobiographical pieces that tell stories of the Harlem Renaissance. -Gabriella Angeleti

“Donatello: the Renaissance”

Or: Palazzo Strozzi and Museo del Bargello, Florence; Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

When: March 19-July 31 (Florence); September 2 January 8 2023 (Berlin)

Donatello marble bas relief "Virgin and Child (1420-25)."

Marble bas-relief by Donatello “Madonna and Child (1420-25).” Credit: © Antje Voigt / SMB Sculpturensammlung

In his day, the 15th-century Florentine sculptor Donatello was considered “the master of masters”. Despite this, there has not been a major exhibition dedicated to the sculptor’s work for nearly 40 years. That is set to change in March when a vast investigation into Donatello’s work opens in Florence at Palazzo Strozzi and the nearby Museo Nazionale del Bargello, which houses the sculptor’s most important collection of works, including “David” (c. 1440). Smaller incarnations of the show will be seen at the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin in September and at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London next year. – Cristina Ruiz

“150 years of Mondrian”

Or: Kunstmuseum den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands; Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland; K20, Düsseldorf

When: April 2 September 25 (The Hague); June 5 October 9 (Riehen); October 29-February 10, 2023 (Düsseldorf)

Piet Mondrian, "Rhombus composition with eight lines and red (photo n ° III)," 1938.

Piet Mondrian, “Rhombus composition with eight lines and red (Photo n ° III)”, 1938. Credit: © Mondrian / Holtzman Trust c / o UNHCR International Warrenton, VA USA

With only three primary colors (plus black and white) and two ordinal directions, Piet Mondrian took painting to new levels of abstraction. His influence on modernism was immense – in the visual arts as well as in design, architecture and fashion. To mark the 150th anniversary of his birth in the Dutch city of Amersfoot, several museums are organizing major surveys of his work. An exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland and at the K20 in Düsseldorf will begin with his early paintings, which were influenced by Dutch landscape painting and post-impressionism. He will then retrace his evolution while he completely abandoned the representation to achieve his wonders at right angles. -Lee Cheshire

Venice Biennale

Or: Venice

When: April 23-November 27

The Venice Biennale will return this spring.

The Venice Biennale will return this spring. Credit: Andrea Avezzù / The Venice Biennale

A global pandemic, the catastrophic effects of climate change and developments in artificial intelligence are just a few of the main threats to the future of humanity that artists will tackle for this year’s main exhibition at the 59th Venice Biennale. “Despite the climate that has forged (the exhibition), it aspires to be an optimistic exhibition,” its curator, Cecilia Alemani, said in a statement. For all the news of the national pavilions, see Venice Biennale 2022: All national pavilions, artists and curators. -José de Silva

World Cup Sculpture Festival

Or: Qatar

When: Throughout the year

that of Tom Classen "Falcon," 2021.

“Falcon” by Tom Classen, 2021. Credit: Courtesy of Qatar Museums

Football fans heading to Doha for this year’s controversial World Cup (which begins on November 21) will be greeted by this monumental gold sculpture of Qatar’s national bird, the falcon. Created by Dutch artist Tom Claassen, it is one of more than 40 new public works to emerge in the small state of the peninsula. The “open-air museum” program is overseen by Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the sister of the ruling Emir and the spending chief of Qatar museums. Other works include pieces by Bruce Nauman, Isa Genzken, Subodh Gupta, Mark Handforth, and Katharina Fritsch. -Lee Cheshire


Or: Chicago Institute of the Arts; Tate Modern, London

When: May 15-September 5 (Chicago); October 6-March 12, 2023 (London)

"Still life with apples" (1893-94) will be one of 90 Cézanne oils exhibited in Chicago.

“Still Life with Apples” (1893-94) will be one of 90 Cézanne oil paintings exhibited in Chicago. Credit: Courtesy of J Paul Getty Museum

The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern in London have organized the largest Paul Cézanne exhibition in a generation. Simply baptized “Cézanne”, it will cover the artist’s entire career. In Chicago, where the exhibition opens, it will include 90 oil paintings, 40 works on paper and two sketchbooks, although it will be slightly reduced in London (70 oils and 18 on paper). Cézanne (1839-1906) has always been considered an “artist artist” and exerted a great influence on later painters, including Monet, Pissarro, Matisse and Picasso. He remains a source of inspiration, and among the lenders of the exhibition will be Jasper Johns, the American Abstract Expressionist, who will send three key watercolors (plus an oil painting of a nude in Chicago only) from his collection. personal. Technical analysis of the artist’s palette, construction of composition, and mark-making will deepen our understanding of how Cézanne created his paintings. Chicago promises that the show will “reframe Cézanne, a giant in the history of art, for our time.” –Martin bailey

Documenta Fifteen

Or: Kassel, Germany

When: June 18-September 25

Indonesian artistic collective Ruangrupa with members of the Documenta team.

Indonesian artistic collective Ruangrupa with members of the Documenta team. Credit: Nicolas wefers

Organizing the world’s largest and most influential contemporary art exhibition in the midst of a pandemic has been difficult, but after some doubts as to whether it could go as planned, Documenta Fifteen must have take place in Kassel this summer. Organized by the Indonesian artistic collective Ruangrupa, it promises to be as much a reflection of our time as the previous editions of this sprawling spectacle which takes place every five years. The artists who have been invited to participate are mostly from southern countries and many of them are activist collectives rather than individuals. They include The Nest Collective from Kenya, La Intermundial Holobiente from Argentina, Keleketla! Library of South Africa and Sa Sa Art Projects of Cambodia. The sites will include a former department store and a former wine depot, as well as more traditional places such as the town’s Fridericianum museum. -Catherine Hickley

“The space between: the modern in Korean art”

Or: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

When: September 11-February 19, 2023

The painting "Family" was established by Pai Unsung between 1930 and 1935 when Korea was under Japanese rule.

The “Family” painting was created by Pai Unsung between 1930 and 1935 when Korea was under Japanese rule. Credit: Courtesy of Daejeon City

Over the past year, there has been a resurgence of interest in South Korean film and television, and Western art galleries are rushing to open in Seoul. But the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Lacma) has been exploring Korean art for several years now, with a series of major exhibitions. “The Space Between” covers the critical but often overlooked period of 1897-1964, ranging from the end of the Joseon period, the last Korean dynasty, to the colonial period (1910-45) when Korea was under Japanese rule, and the Korean War. (1950-53), who brought strong American cultural influences, especially abstract expressionism in the visual arts. Artists of this latter period were also influenced by the European informal art movement. The exhibition concludes with a look at modern art and early contemporary art, including artists such as Youn Myeong-Ro, Lee Sangbeom, and Park Rehyun. It’s a great story, told through the work of 90 artists and 140 paintings, photographs and sculptures. – Scarlet Cheng

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Visa Fashion Week in Almaty puts Kazakhstan on the global fashion map

Despite all the fabulous optimism broadcast live, the fashion industry is struggling to cope with the negative impact of the global pandemic. From supply chain disruptions to anxious consumer confidence, the latest forecast from the McKinsey Global Fashion Index “an uneven recovery”After a 20% market loss over the past two years. While luxury conglomerates may better withstand uncertainty, smaller players and newcomers need extra support and attention. This is especially true for emerging markets. This is why the latest edition of Visa Fashion Week Almaty was a successful case study of how local governments can engage transnational capital to stimulate the needs of its creative community in these difficult times. Since Kazakhstan hosted the World EXPO and I spoke about it as “an emerging fashion destination for travelers from all over the world”, designers have benefited from Almaty, the former Kazakh capital, strengthening its role as center of traditional and modern expression of Central Asian cultures. What does it take to organize an event of this magnitude these days?

Kazakhstan, a country of 19 million people, has reported nearly one million cases of COVID since the start of the pandemic. With 47% of the population vaccinated, strict restrictions on movement and public gatherings are in effect. Although the event took place in compliance with all preventive measures, its capacity and scope were limited as many international power players fear to travel beyond the industrial bubbles of Paris or London. Bauyrjan Shadibekov, CEO of Visa Fashion Week Almaty, noted that the team always preferred the in-person format over the virtual-only option, as personal connections are important to any creative endeavor. In fact, a smaller audience allowed for more interaction between audience, press and talent.

Among the distinguished guests was the photographer André Barbier whose work has appeared in most major fashion publications, Anastasia Fedoseeva, founder of Street Pie, an avant-garde boutique and agency in Moscow, and Nino Sichinava, Associate Editor-in-Chief of London magazine Schon. As exposure and access to international media, buyers and direct customers are essential to building a nation’s style brand, all of the catwalks were broadcast live on #VFWAlmaty social media platforms.

Among the national highlights was a collection of cruises by Saken Zhaksybaev. Its label ZhSaken focused on monochrome dresses accented with yellow as an exploration of Spanish and Portuguese heritage in European royal histories. “Black, as the deepest color, awakens feminine beauty and is in itself a powerful accord, and when presented in a fabric such as velvet, it gives the image even more mystery”, explains the creator.

Former Kazakh student of the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, Tatiana yan immersed in the treasure of fairy tales. “The older we get, the more we notice that history is not going anywhere: good triumphs over evil, after darkness comes to light, actions are stronger than words. Only his characters change over time, but now we need them more than ever, ”remarked Yan. Designate Ainur Turisbek experimented with a new approach to co-branding the collections. “ALMA: powered by Jusan InvestIs a reference both to his mother and to the nourishing story of the generosity of the Medici family “sponsoring” the Renaissance.

Historical crossroads between the mythical East and West, Kazakhstan has continued to master fashion diplomacy by inviting great Ukrainian, Georgian and Uzbek designers. It was a powerful and welcome gesture of goodwill to every country navigating a geopolitical stalemate with Russia. Designate Lilia Litkovskaya and his “bold clothes fit for a city shaman” have become one of Ukraine’s most recognizable style business cards. Inspired by Keith Haring and the poppy fields in bloom, his optimistic vision for the future is decidedly triumphant.

Georgia Datuna Sulikashvili is a sought-after ambassador of the new sense of Georgian style. Working in silk and cashmere, he is building a stellar brand reputation on several international platforms. Uzbekistan was represented by the two best-selling brands in the country.

dressmaker Lali Fazylova envisioned the contemporary youth of old megalopolises like Tashkent and Samarkand. His fine collection emphasized the use of adras, traditional Uzbek hand-dyed textiles, and alo-bakhmal, a royal technique of velvet weaving.

Since 2007, kasimova dildo launched successful ready-to-wear collections to a growing audience of loyal customers and fans. Her fashion philosophy being a holistic lifestyle and not just a profession, she is one of the most followed style influencers in Central Asia, capturing the modern air of the Silk Road.

Looking and moving forward, Bauyrzhan Shadibekov, CEO of Visa Fashion Week Almaty, has the utmost confidence in the platform as he cites a few of his long-term project partners as Kaz visit, Citix, and Dyson, and its benefits to participating designers and national fashion industries in the region. From next year, a partnership with the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana will allow a season-winning designer to present at a special showcase during Milan Fashion Week. An example of the international solidarity of the fashion industry, it signals a desire to make the economic recovery less “uneven” by prioritizing the future of emerging talents.

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Plein Sport reinvents itself as a sportswear brand with gyms and dietary supplements – WWD

Philipp Plein has optimistic plans for the imminent relaunch of the Plein Sport label, which is being taken over as part of a revamped strategy.

Amid the company’s restructuring, the Swiss entrepreneur is eager to grab a share of the lucrative sportswear market, which is valued at € 312 billion and is expected to grow to € 400 billion. ‘by 2025, and which, according to him, no other luxury brand has fully exploited so far.

Detailing the plan in his sprawling new headquarters in Milan, he said the segment offers broader opportunities than luxury as market share is only split between six major brands, including Nike, Adidas and Under Armor.

He is convinced that the revamped Plein Sport can erode market share there, thus becoming a priority choice for consumers.

Introduced in 2016, Plein Sport has been put on hold, as reported, as the creator claimed its success cannibalized and interfered with the perception of the brand’s mainline, as it generated $ 30million in revenue. the first year.

Plein is committed to avoiding those same mistakes, he said.

“It is extremely important for me not to create competition within the group between the different brands,” said Plein, mentioning the company’s main line and the Billionaire label, which should also undergo a revamp.

“We are doing everything possible to avoid cannibalization between the three brands,” he explained. “A lot of luxury brands have created second lines … The idea was simply to gain more market share, to open up distribution and to open up the potential customers that they wanted to reach”, but they weren’t not able to create second lines with USP signature.

“Plein Sport was not born to be a second line or a cheaper option … it’s here to complement and not to compete … so we started to identify what makes Philipp Plein successful and we have deliberately excluded these elements from Plein Sport, ”he said. .

Positioned in the high-end sportswear realm, Plein Sport’s price tags are slightly above the levels of Nike and Adidas, for example, while its designs are significantly louder than those on regular training gear. .

Plein has argued that no skulls, rhinestones, and appliqués – and, of course, no pieces of clothing or denim – will appear in the Plein Sport collection. Supposedly focused on functionality and performance, the elements previewed at headquarters revealed that the designer’s usual over-the-top approach had all but disappeared.

The collection will be fully unveiled with a fashion show next February in what is sure to be another Plein show. The brand’s e-commerce site will be launched in April, while the first retail experiments are scheduled for September 2022 with the start of shops-in-shops and pop-ups.

The entrepreneur described this new adventure for the Plein Sport brand as defined by innovation in communication, sales channels and even brand extensions, which he teased could include dietary supplements from brand and gyms.

The project was suspended for a year due to COVID-19 and, in the meantime, the group has undergone retooling, with the introduction of 10 licenses and a new headquarters.

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Milan-based fashion designer showcases Filipino crafts GMA News Online

A Milan-based designer was chosen to participate in a fashion show showcasing Filipino craftsmanship through fashion and food.

“We have been chosen by Likha Management CH to participate in the Likhang Pinay Food and Fashion Show via another designer based in Switzerland, the ‘PamPinay’ owned by Pamela Gotangco Hupp and Christian Belaro,” said Lionell Christian Lanuzo, a designer from 34 years. .

“We did a few fashion shows across Europe and we were invited to present our designs for the second time in Switzerland,” Lanuzo shared, referring to himself and his all-Filipino team, in an interview. via Messenger on November 27.

All photos courtesy of Lionell Christian Lanuzo

The show featured the “Golden treasures: a historical documentary exhibition on fashion“which was based on the Boxer Codex and the Ginto collection from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

“I really did my best to paint the pintado and tribal models as thinly as possible. The body paintings of the six mannequins who will only walk ten minutes or so must have taken me seven to eight hours, but the models, mostly raised overseas or half pinoy, would still be in awe of our culture and our heritage. . It’s more of an awakening of our pride, an awareness of our roots and of what sets us apart from others on another level, ”he added.

Lanuzo, which owns the Italian brand “LCL” with the German Ramonchito Picar, was also commissioned for the “Philippine Fashion Invasion” in Vienna, Austria and the “Fernweh Festival” in Bern, Switzerland on September 11 and 30 October, respectively.

“I didn’t expect to have these shows, especially during the pandemic, but the organizers of each show followed protocols on admitting guests. The “Philippine Fashion Invasion” (organized by ENFID Vienna, Austria) and the “Fernweh Festival” (organized by the Philippine Embassy in Bern, Switzerland) were very successful and they will not be successful without the help from everyone who supported and participated in the events. I guess the main key is the bayanihan spirit of every Pinoy that is still alive in every Pinoy here overseas. I was only part of a whole. —LBG, GMA News

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In the sweet private life of Virgil Abloh with his wife Shannon

For many in the fashion world, Virgil Abhol, 41, was a maverick, a fashion underdog who became famous for his headlining catwalks. Nicknamed the “Karl Lagerfeld for Millennials,” he rose from relative obscurity to the height of his art. He hung out with the coolest kids, hung out with his best friend Kanye West, ‘smashed’ fashion weeks, disrupted the industry and founded one of the world’s hottest streetwear brands, Off-White – a brand which has become as famous for its hoodies and t-shirts as its huge social media success. In 2018, he became the first African-American artistic director of French men’s fashion Louis Vuitton.

The shock news of the death of the 41-year-old cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, sent reverberations into the fashion world last night. “We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh,” said his wife of 12 years, Shannon Abloh. a statement on the creator’s Instagram page. “He has chosen to endure his battle in private since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing many difficult treatments. He is also survived by his children Lowe Abloh and Gray Abloh, his sister Edwina Abloh and his parents Nee and Eunice Abloh.

Virgil Abloh appears at the end of his Spring / Summer 2019 collection for Off-White during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris. That same year, he was diagnosed with cancer which killed him at age 41.
Shannon Abloh (above) met her husband at school and lived in Chicago while working in Paris.
Shannon Abloh (above) met her husband at school and lived in Chicago while working in Paris.
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As the news spread around the world tributes came from afar, with prominent friends including Pharrell Williams, Victoria Beckham and Kanye paying their respects. But if her fashion career was filled with stars, her family life was quite the opposite. Born in Rockport near Chicago, Abloh was the son of Ghanaian immigrant parents. Her father worked in a painting company and her mother, Eunice, as a seamstress. She taught Abloh to use a sewing machine, and at a young age he started designing t-shirts.

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Designer Virgil Abloh, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and Karlie Kloss in the Off-White runway finale for Paris Fashion Week.
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He met his childhood sweetheart Shannon (née Sundberg) while they were both still in school. The couple later moved to Wisconsin where Shannon studied management and marketing at Edgewood College and Abhol began a civil engineering degree at the University of Wisconsin at Madison before studying for a master’s degree in architecture at the ‘Illinois Institute of Technology.

Abloh and Kanye West (middle, with ex-wife Kim Kardashian) were frequent artistic collaborators.
Abloh and Kanye West (middle, with ex-wife Kim Kardashian) were frequent artistic collaborators.
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Virgil rarely spoke of his wife in interviews, but there was never any doubt how strong their bond was. According to reports, after a 10-year courtship, Abloh decided to ask the question but realized he would have to get creative to take her by surprise. He asked her if she could drive with him to the airport for a work trip as she normally did and as they swapped the driver’s seats he caught her completely off guard and got down on his knees. . “I was completely surprised – I couldn’t believe it! Shannon said at the time.

Shannon Abloh was often seated in the front row of her husband's shows.
Shannon Abloh was often seated in the front row of her husband’s shows.
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The couple married in 2009 at the Chicago Four Seasons, the same year Abloh decided architecture wasn’t for him after all and found an internship job with fashion label Fendi. It was a big family wedding, Abloh would have left most of the arrangements to the bride, while playing a “supporting role”. The bride wore ivory-colored Amsales and purple-blue shoes, the groom wore a tuxedo and white tie, and the couple sat at different guest tables for each course to make sure they were chatting with all of their people. family and friends. During the ceremony, the couple read each other special emotional promises. “The funny thing is that we wrote them separately – and we didn’t share them with each other – but they were very similar! Shannon told the bridal magazine Inside Weddings at the time.

Virgil Abloh and his wife Shannon chat backstage at the Off-White Menswear Fall / Winter 2019-2020 show.
Virgil Abloh and his wife Shannon chat backstage at the Off-White Menswear Fall / Winter 2019-2020 show.
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Recalling her husband’s wedding speech, she said, “His words were so heartfelt and heartfelt. He made everyone laugh, cry and smile… this is the moment I was dying to see on our wedding video. Virgil humbly added that one of the best parts of marriage was the people who helped make it happen: “The stress and tension never got past their high spirits. More than anything, this is what created the most special night of our life, and we are so grateful. “

Flowers are seen outside the Off-White flagship store in London.
Flowers are seen outside the Off-White flagship store in London.
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Throughout Virgil’s meteoric rise, Shannon, 41, has remained largely out of the spotlight. She was however a strong supporter of her husband’s career, attending shows and red carpet events, later with their two young children, son Gray and daughter Lowe. As her career followed a different, more conventional path – she first worked as a media planner for Yahoo, then later as a program manager for Monster – she continued to be a front row fixture at all of her shows. .

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Abloh standing between his sister Edwina (left) and Shannon for Louis Vuitton Men’s Spring / Summer 2019 Fashion Show.
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The family was based primarily in Chicago, with Abloh commuting, racking up formidable airline miles. If integrating family life into Vuitton’s men’s fashion direction was a balancing act, he never showed it. His private life was basically a closed book. “I don’t want to be a celebrity designer,” he once said. “I want to keep my personal life out of this.” He was famous for his formidable work ethic – it is said that he never sat in place, refused to have a desk, and did all of his work on the go by iPhone. But despite this, his lifestyle at millions of miles an hour seemed to be taking its toll. Under the orders of a doctor, the creator announced in 2019 that he was taking three months of leave and public appearances. “I’m changing gears,” he said at the time.

Shannon Abloh poses with her children Gray and Lowe, both under five, for the Off-White Menswear Fall / Winter 2019/2020 show.
Shannon Abloh poses with her children Gray and Lowe, both under five, for the Off-White Menswear Fall / Winter 2019/2020 show.
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Shannon’s post on her husband’s Instagram page describes him as a “fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother and friend.”

The unwavering loyal support of his wife and family has undoubtedly been the key to his success. “Through it all, his work ethic, endless curiosity and optimism have never wavered,” said the tribute. “Virgil was motivated by his dedication to his craft and his mission to open doors for others and create pathways for greater equality in art and design. He would often say, “Everything I do is for the 17-year-old version of myself”, deeply believing in the power of art to inspire future generations.

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Hanifa founder looks back on a decade of fashion with her inaugural show

Photo credit: courtesy of Hanifa

Emerging designer Anifa Mvuemba of Hanifa set the bar high for her first in-person runway collection after creating her virtual 3D fashion show during the pandemic and being worn by Beyoncé, Zendaya, Sarah Jessica Parker and Tracee Ellis Ross.

Earlier this week, Mvuemba launched his first exhibition of Walks With Cats at the one and only National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, where hundreds of guests gathered to support. She called this season’s collection “Dream,” which sums up the last 10 years of her business.

Photo credit: courtesy of Hanifa

Photo credit: Courtesy of Hanifa

Behind the scenes, she explained, “every piece reminds me of an era, like last year something I designed, something I designed 5, 10 years ago.” A fan favorite? Hanifa’s ribbed knit dress: seen in the collection, but also worn by her famous friends sitting in the front row of the show.

Photo credit: courtesy of Hanifa

Photo credit: Courtesy of Hanifa

Her secret ingredient, she says, is her team. “This is a time for all of us, we are all working so hard and I am so grateful.” Mvuemba went on to explain that showing DC was special. Not only was this where she made her fashion debut in 2011, the self-taught designer assembled a team that is still based there today. “I wanted to inspire. We don’t have to leave, there are so many creative people here,” she says of living and working in the city. “I wanted to give the opportunity to local artists, 80% of the models are based on DC and I wanted to make sure that we supported them.”

Photo credit: Courtesy of Hanifa

Photo credit: Courtesy of Hanifa

The tribute to her knit pieces and previous bespoke pieces was shown in new ways, this time with volume and asymmetrical necklines. Mvuemba explained that she has tried denim before and this is the season she has hit her stride. From high waisted wide jeans with exaggerated cuffs to a cutting edge denim final dress that wrapped up the show. There were of course new iterations of her knit dresses that her fans are buying wholesale, this season with color blocks and variations of sheer knit fabric sheer piecing together.

So what’s the next step for this young designer? Ten more years, at least.

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The Steelers rock their style at Heinz Field

When it comes to the Steelers, they’re always in style.

After “parading” last year completely virtually for Rock Steelers Style, the team’s annual fashion show, this year the team made a mix of in-person and virtual elements to show off their fashion, their style. and their fun side for fans as part of Steelers Nation Rocks Steelers Style, presented by Neighborhood Ford Store, PNC Bank, UPMC and UPMC Health Plan.

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With the live appearances coming from the PNC Champions Club at Heinz Field, there was definitely a sense of the match day vibe.

Linebacker TJ Watt and offensive tackle Zach Banner were on hand as honorary co-captains, bringing their personalities to the stage.

“It’s a lot of fun. I think a lot of guys are really getting into it,” Watt said. “I think a lot of guys have a great fashion sense. I’m not one of those guys. I hope I put something together.

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“Whenever we have fun at an event like this, we have to remember that it’s about giving back and helping others. That’s what I love so much about this organization. C ‘is so much deeper than football. It’s about helping as many charities as we can. “

Rock Steelers Style, co-chaired by Art and Greta Rooney and Mike and Kiya Tomlin, benefits the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, Cancer Bridges and the Chuck Noll Foundation.

“It’s always fun,” Banner said. “It’s for a good cause and it’s always fun. You have to be creative to create an environment for philanthropy and to give back. Unfortunately, people want to be entertained when they talk about giving back, and that’s a good way to do it. “

A virtual Terrible Towel Twirl that brought together fans, Steelers legends and celebrity fans kicked off the evening, creating a festive mood. From Hall of Famers like Joe Greene, Troy Polamalu, Franco Harris, Dermontti Dawson, Rod Woodson and Alan Faneca and all his family to smiling kids and even underwater fans, it was electric.

“Thank you all for being here tonight in the studio and all of you at home watching,” Steelers president Art Rooney II said. “It’s great to have everyone on board. It’s a little different setup this year, but we’re making progress.”

The swimsuit scene provided a quick introduction to what to expect throughout the night, before it was time to define the fashion scene.

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Patoranking girl shows off her modeling skills as she walks the runway for popular brand at Lagos Nigeria Fashion Week news

  • Wilmer, the daughter of Nigerian singer Patoranking, recently made people gush at her on social media
  • The little girl was spotted as one of the little models who paraded at a fashion event in Lagos
  • Wilmer looked elated to be a part of the fashion show as she was spotted dancing after the event

Patoranking is already introducing his little girl Wilmer to the world of entertainment and it seems the little girl is loving it.

A video showing her walking the runway was seen on social media recently and left many people showering her with compliments.

Wilmer walked the runway for a popular fabric brand during the just concluded Lagos Fashion Week.

The Patoranking girl walks the runway for a popular brand at Lagos Fashion Week. Photos: @patorankingfire, @bellanaijaonline
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Dressed in a green outfit with white and blue, Wilmer had a ribbon of white flowers around her hair that was wrapped in a big bun.

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The little girl strutted around the track with other kids like her while BBNaija Saskay led her team.

The little girl, however, appeared to be proud of herself when she was spotted dancing at the end of the event. Wilmer was standing with other children who had paraded down the runway to take photos and was seen shaking her body to the music in the background.

It looks like Davido’s Imade has stepped out to support her friend as she was seen in the photo with Wilmer.

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Nigerians shower Wilmer with love




“Babygirl is seriously looking for her daddy.”


“The little white princess doesn’t have it.”


“The one with a red bag isn’t Davido’s first daughter?”


“Wilmer is such a vibe. She’s adorable too.”

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“Saskay n Wilmer. “


“If it’s me … I’m going to scream at the top of my lungs … everyone will even know I’m the mother.”

Saskay walks the runway at Lagos Fashion Week

Saskay made his fans proud by walking for a popular brand at Lagos Fashion Week.

The BBNaija star looked happy and was dancing showing off the ankara mixed outfit and adoring that she was wearing.

Saskay also twirled, showing viewers the beauty and different angles of her incredible outfit.


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Valentino Resort 2022 collection | Vogue

Parisian cafes today have a special charm for Pierpaolo Piccioli. The Valentino fashion show he staged last month brought models out of the Temple Square to stroll through the surrounding streets, where people sat in cafes enjoying the outside to live. For resort, which reads like a sort of prequel to the spring collection, the lookbook was shot in the Marais, a lively district arrondissement populated by a hip and diverse crowd, in a café called Le Progrès. His name resonates with Piccioli’s continued practice within the label, which he tries to advance without harming its history. “I want to bring life and a sense of reality to Valentino,” he told Zoom from his studio in Rome. “Take it out of the workshop while retaining the know-how of the workshop.”

Piccioli has been at home long enough to know the codes by heart; it lived its glamorous heyday, when Valentino Garavani received guests at his castle in Wideville, whose gardens were as perfectly manicured as the demanding crowd that roamed them. It was a world as fabulous as it was isolated and inaccessible. “I don’t want to forget the castle, but you have to be rooted in the present,” he said. “I want to take the castle to the street, so to speak, and bring the street to the castle.”

He calls this process re-signification; he believes that his duty as a fashion designer today is to be the vector of a vision of beauty in tune with our times. “Beauty today is diversity and inclusiveness; I want to encourage people to adopt it, ”he said. Piccioli’s message is calibrated to appeal to the younger generations, for whom such values ​​are evident; at Progress, the cast included singer and TikTok-er Dixie D’Amelio; model and editor of the online platform the Collective Youth Project Amanda Prugnaud; filmmaker Christian Coppola; and actress Tina Kunakey.

Bringing sewing in the streets It might sound like a marketing formula without Piccioli’s genuine belief and determined efforts to make it happen. “The idea isn’t just metaphorical,” he says. “I wanted to do it both from a fashion point of view and from a physical point of view.” After a year and a half of pandemic isolation, it was to avoid starting to show again in atmospheric palaces as if nothing had happened. “You can’t just talk, you have to do. We must dare to be more radical.

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Fashion designer Anjali waves the flag of Tanzania in France

By Lilian Ndilwa

Tanzanian fashion designers all go bold, mixing the colors on the fabrics to form bold and vibrant patterns, you get a stunning African print.

They push the limits with a simple “Kitenge” leaving masterpieces behind. Anjali Borkhataria, is a fashion designer who waved the Tanzanian flag on French soil during the Paris fashion show which kicked off on September 17th. There, she presented her new collection nicknamed “Made of Earth, made in Africa” ​​through her clothing line, namely EK-AN-TIK.

Speaking to The Beat, Anjali clarified that it was thanks to a pan-African fashion brand named Asantii, that she was shortlisted along with five other designers from different regions of Africa, including Nigeria, South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire and Angola to exhibit their works of art at an event called Africa Fashion Up, organized by the Share Africa platform in partnership with Balenciaga.

“It was such an important step in my career. Being part of this incredible event, I felt proud of the road traveled, to have been able to fly the Tanzanian flag in front of other fashion gurus in the world and above all to show what Africa has to offer in Paris to such an important moment. event on the world fashion calendar, ”explains Anjali.

She further reveals that “I felt thrilled because this opportunity made me envision the next chapter of the design world in Tanzania. I was really nervous at the start of the show because there were a lot of buyers, publishers as well as people from Balenciaga, Kenzo and other fashion designers present at the show. It’s quite scary when you know that these people who know their “thing” keep a close eye on your collection. “

At the start of the fashion show Anjali adjusted to the feeling that the runway was her haven and creative domain to show what her brand had in store, the nervousness slowly fading away.


“My collection consisted of 14 looks that all reflected the title ‘Made of Earth, Made in Africa’, which is about finding new meaning in ancient wisdom in the wake of an uncertain world. My collection is a way to understand how to make sense of the world divided into small units. Made of Earth explores the resurgence of localism in a globalized world and the value of looking to the past to inform the future, ”said Anjali.

Anjali’s collection was inspired by the color palette which she says represents both Earth and Africa in terms of different elements including soil, mud, water, greenery, sun , mountains, etc. elements.

With each look showcased at the event, Anjali wanted each of them to have different statements related to fashion, land and Africa.

“I’ve learned that as a fashion designer you automatically depend on lots of people to make things happen. This means that you need to build a team of people to do things right in accordance with their responsibilities. In the world of design, every day is a challenge and a lesson at the same time, especially in a market like Dar es Salaam, you have to have a good team that will contribute to the company and not the other way around, ”he notes. she.

For her, fashion design is more than visually appealing sketches that result in clothes. It is about exploring the other facets of the company, for a fully commercial conduct.

“You have to be savvy and not just think that fashion is all about design, because to be successful in this field you also need to know the fields of work such as money, public relations, management, production and real estate, study them and ask people for advice to better understand, ”explains Anjali.

The fashion designer advises aspiring designers to work hard on their visions despite the challenges they face. She says it takes dedication, support, focus and self-esteem to be successful in the fashion industry.

“Designers must understand the essence of time, it passes very quickly. That’s why they need to make a commitment to improve on a daily basis, as it gets them to focus on their business as it flourishes. They must prepare for their moment, because it is coming, ”suggests Anjali. She started her design journey in 2016 and took a big step forward by creating her own fashion brand, “EKANTIK”, while studying at Cape Town College of Fashion Design in South Africa, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree. in fashion design in 2018.

Over the years, “EKANTIK”, which means “one”, has grown significantly and Anjali remains one of the people holding the key to unlocking the fashion industry. Her brand is famous for creating workwear, rare but aesthetic oversized collections for people working in fields such as plumbing, electrical and business, as it is guided by an approach that these collections are tributes to people in these areas.

“My fashion brand doesn’t have specific muses as it is inclusive and for everyone we focus more on creating designs for everyone and catching different looks at the same time, EKANTIK is more focused about creating statement designs for women and men at the workplace, ”says Anjali.

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Paris Fashion Week: Acne Studios and the debate on deconstructed fashion

It’s no surprise that high fashion label Acne Studios has made a comeback on the fashion scene.

The Swedish brand returned to Paris Fashion Week last week to host its first fashion show since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Acne Studios has launched a fall collection, filled with sheer fabrics, deconstructed silhouettes and vibrant colors.

Acne Studios founder and designer Johnny Johansson has decided to take a fresh approach with his looks this season. Johansson brought square leather jackets, lace-up socks and wooden platform shoes to the track. The designer also went for hues of orange, cerulean blue, pastel yellow and even bright spring green.

The collection had elements of deconstruction, as threads were deliberately hung from the sleeves of the models.

Plain mode writer Rachel Douglass spoke about the historical references within the collection. “Corsets played a huge role in the collection, some designed with Baroque floral designs, reminiscent of medieval-style clothing but with futuristic twists,” Douglass wrote.

This season, the introduction of these futuristic pieces gives way to the deconstructionist movement. To fall under the category of “deconstruction”, clothes must look unfinished or in the process of being finished. They can also be taken apart and put together to form something new through techniques such as mixing fabrics or cutting out already finished silhouettes. There may also be exposed seams, hanging threads, or even holes.

According to Yugen, The origin of deconstructed fashion comes from three designers from the “royal family without a crown of destruction”: Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo and Martin Margiela.

During the 1980s, the fashion scene was overrun with designs considered refined and fitted. Yamamoto and Kawakubo sent frayed edges, tears, and layered fabrics to the catwalk, as well as loose, shapeless silhouettes.

These designs inspired designers like Margiela and Vivienne Westwood to create their own versions of deconstructed fashion, as Westwood would include rips and rips in its punk-inspired collections.

The term “deconstructionism” was coined by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida in the 1960s. From the fashion blog Make the unfinished, the term is “normally applied to text, but also describes breaking normal conventions and boundaries.” The term could not only be displayed through fashion, but also through architecture and music.

Even though deconstructionist clothing is made by elite fashion houses, the aesthetic has caught both fans and critics of the movement. The idea of ​​”looking poor” but selling the pieces for a high price made people not like the way the clothes were marketed.

In the 80s, The Washington Post recounted how Bloomingdale’s flaunted a “willow model in a dull colored, ragged and ragged dress”. A small demonstration of homeless people and their advocates formed outside the store. Their position accused the company of making fun of the poor just so the rich could dress like them.

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In 2015, Kanye West’s Yeezy line received the same reviews the distressed rapper-designer was selling sweaters for over $ 1,000.

Yet today there are more fans and critics via Twitter. Among those who support the movement, a Twitter user @samaradanielleb said: “The new deconstructed fashion is exactly what we needed. We are finally entering more futuristic designs.

On the contrary, the user @ sabrinaydm98 said: “Anti-fashion / deconstructed fashion can become a bunch of overpriced rags that are NOT worth the price.”

Ultimately, the era of deconstructed fashion is still here. From the 80s to the present day, we will see other collections highlighting the art of tearing and reassembling textiles.

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Homer Simpson was made for fashion

Applause, whispers, camera slamming, questionable music: these are the sounds of a classic fashion show. Laughter ? These are less frequent.

Yet several were heard last Saturday night, circulating in the 19th century Parisian theater where the great and wealthy house of Cristóbal Balenciaga jumped the traditional podium and screened a special 10 minute episode of “The Simpsons”.

It was a surprise lasting over a year, and the result of a sometimes grueling collaboration between two demanding creative entities known for their attention to detail. So far, it has been viewed over five million times on YouTube.

In the episode, Homer writes to Balenciaga (“Dear Balun, Balloon, Baleen, Balenciaga-ga,” he says as he struggles to pronounce the famous fashion name) on Marge’s birthday, explaining that his wife always wanted to own something by the brand.

He asks for the cheapest item, which the Balenciaga team interprets as “one of those American gags that nobody has” and sends him a dress that costs 19,000 euros. After wearing it briefly, Marge returns the dress with a note saying that she will “always remember those 30 minutes of feeling a little bit special”.

Back in Europe, Balenciaga Artistic Director Demna Gvasalia says her rating is “the saddest thing I have ever heard, and I grew up in the Soviet Union.” This is exactly the kind of woman I want to reach! He then goes to Springfield and decides to “save” the “styleless” by inviting them to model his clothes in Paris, explaining that he wants “the world to see real people in my show“.

The 10 minutes are filled with Easter eggs for die-hard “Simpsons” and Balenciaga fans. A Balenciaga private jet has a landing gear that resembles the brand’s famous sock sneakers; Waylon Smithers chooses a dress to wear when given his choice of outfit; Lisa initially recognizes that walking on a track is “superficial”, but then benefits tremendously.

The collaboration began in April 2020, when Mr. Gvasalia sent “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening an email about the collaboration.

Mr Gvasalia, 40, who was born in Georgia and watched the show when he was growing up, said the idea came to him during the first lockdown of 2020. He has a penchant for inserting Balenciaga into the trends of the mass market: Under his leadership, the brand collaborated with other American sensations, such as Crocs and Fortnite.

About the ‘Simpsons,’ he said, ‘I’ve always loved the wry humor, romance, and charming naivety of this one.’

‘The Simpsons’ executive producer and screenwriter Al Jean said that when he learned of the Balenciaga Project in January, “my response was,’ What is Balenciaga? “” He turned to Wikipedia for answers.

Her first pitch at Balenciaga had a similar setting to the one they ended up going with – Marge’s birthday wish – but diverged with Mr. Gvasalia’s character deciding that the brand’s next show would take place in Springfield. When the Balenciaga plane lands there, its models are not allowed into the United States because they are too thin and too good-looking. The people of Springfield become the role models, their nuclear power plant is the trail, and the ghost of Mr. Balenciaga appears.

But Balenciaga preferred that Springfield be brought to Paris, Mr Jean said. From there, the story was revised and edited – to the point that the writers joked about “Draft 52 of the Balenciaga script” – until two days before the screening in Paris.

Mr. Gvasalia made specific contributions to the scenario, Mr. Jean said. For example, the episode ends with Homer kissing and singing “La Mer” at Marge on a party boat after the show on the Seine. But Mr Gvasalia wanted one last joke, so he demanded that Homer’s jacket be set on fire by a Frenchman smoking a cigar. Mr Jean then suggested to Anna Wintour, who had appeared in the front row of the fashion show, to try and put out the fire with expensive champagne, which Homer would try to drink instead.

“She said, ‘Please don’t let me do this,’ so it became Demna,” Mr. Jean said. (Ms. Wintour otherwise approved of her likeness being used but declined to express her character, he said.) And that previous line about Mr. Gvasalia who grew up in the Soviet Union? The “Simpsons” team had decided to cut him, but Mr. Gvasalia demanded that he be reinstated.

He also asked, the day before the show, to change the color of a tear that Ms. Wintour sheds while looking at model Marge. The tear was too light and wouldn’t be readable on screen unless it was a darker blue. Mr. Jean and director David Silverman agreed.

“They were definitely our game in terms, down to the last detail, to make sure everything was perfect,” said Jean. “The animation team is the hardest thing they’ve had to do since ‘The Simpsons Movie’.”

Mr Silverman, who directed this 2007 film, said the biggest challenge was getting the “necessary precision in clothing,” which involved inventive post-animation effects to capture the distinct textures and movement, for example, from Marge’s runway look: a gold metallic ball gown.

Balenciaga sent the “Simpsons” team 15 looks to choose from for the final show, all based on designs from the past five years. But putting them on the bodies of these universally recognizable cartoon characters wasn’t that simple.

“It was difficult for us to grasp that balance between caricature and the integrity of the clothing,” said Mr. Silverman. “You translate the appearance of real clothes, real designs on these figures that are not exactly human proportions.”

Mr Silverman, who joked, but not really, saying this was how he spent his summer vacation, studied the footage from the parade to determine what the audience should wear and how the lighting should hit the podium.

The script also had to capture the peculiar absurdity of the luxury fashion world and Balenciaga’s stature in this world – something that cannot be absorbed on Wikipedia. Mr Jean said that in addition to the crash course at Balenciaga earlier in the year, watching the Netflix series on Halston, who was a big Balenciaga fan, helped him understand the excessive and evergreen culture of the fashion.

The secondary characters are also based on real people and animals, including Mr. Gvasalia’s husband, Loïck Gomez; their two dogs; Creative Director Martina Tiefenthaler (speaking); and the workers of the Balenciaga workshop who end the collection on the plane by singing “formidable, formidable”.

This is one of Mr. Gvasalia’s favorite scenes in the episode, he said, “It makes me so happy every time I watch it.”

As for Mr. Gvasalia’s voice, “we had to try to convince him to play himself, but he didn’t want to,” Mr. Jean said. He felt this was consistent with Mr Gvasalia’s recent decision to completely hide his face and body during public appearances, creating confusion among observers as to whether it was really him.

When asked why he wanted to align Balenciaga with “The Simpsons” and if he thought the brands had something in common, Mr Gvasalia replied that “it’s more personal to me”.

“I didn’t want to line anything up or make sense of anything. I just wanted to create an iconic visual story.

While the novelty of the collaboration made it surprising, the brands share a similar philosophy. They appreciate self-referentiality, break the rules of presentation (broadcast of an episode with live animation, turn a red carpet into a parade without telling anyone) and bridge the gap between the intellectual and the intimate. Mr. Jean called Mr. Gvasalia “an excellent collaborator” and Mr. Gvasalia described the experience as “the highest level of collaboration” and “a dream come true”.

“I didn’t realize how complex it is to create a 10 minute episode, so immense respect for that,” he said.

Whether the act is meant to challenge the seriousness of fashion or the public’s notions of luxury – bringing Balenciaga to the suburban masses or bringing the suburban masses to Balenciaga – is something it will let critics debate.

What did he want from that? “A smile and a good dose of pleasure.

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Olivier Rousteing reveals he survived the frightening explosion of a chimney

Beloved designer Olivier Rousteing, the creative director of fashion label Balmain, shared on Instagram on Saturday that a year ago he was injured after his fireplace exploded. (Disclaimer: This story includes an image that some may find graphic.)

“A YA YEAR”, the 36-year-old fashion designer started his legend Saturday October 8. “I finally feel ready to share this. I’ve been hiding it for too long and it’s about time you knew it. Exactly a year ago, the fireplace inside my house exploded. I woke up the next day. . morning at Saint Louis Hospital in Paris. The talented staff at this famous hospital, which were handling an incredible number of COVID cases at the same time, took care of me very well. “

“I cannot thank them enough,” he continued. “I did everything to hide this story from as many people as possible and try to keep it a secret with my teams and my friends for too long. To be honest, I’m not sure why I was so ashamed, maybe this obsession of the perfection that fashion is known for and my own insecurities… “

In the image he shared on Saturday, Rousteing can be seen in a full cast with severe burns covering his face.

“While I was recovering, I just worked day and night to forget and create all my collections, trying to make the world dream with my collections and at the same time hiding the scars with face masks, turtlenecks, long sleeves and even several rings on all my fingers through numerous interviews or photo shoots, ”he shared.

“And I really realized that the power of social media is to only reveal what you want to show! It kind of allows us to create our own special narrative that avoids what we don’t want to see or show: it’s is our new world. “

Friends and fans of the creator took to the comments section to applaud him for his bravery, being so open and honest about the terrible incident.

“I have a soft heart,” wrote Karen Elson. “Such courage and bravery in sharing your story. One thing I know to be true is that true beauty, the one that lights up a room, is always flawed and flawed in all good manners. soul that shines brighter than anything else. “

Christina Milian wrote: “Glad you made it safe. God bless you and 🙏🏽 for the courage to share this.”

“I’m so glad you’re safe,” commented fellow fashion designer Donatella Versace.

Cardi B added: “God bless you.”

In September, Rousteing made his first public appearance in nearly a year on stage at the Balmain Festival V02 women’s ready-to-wear spring / summer fashion show as part of Paris Fashion Week.

Designer Olivier Rousteing on September 29, 2021.Dominique Charriau / Getty Images

“Now a year later – cured, happy and healthy,” he continued in his caption on Saturday. “I realize how truly blessed I am and I thank GOD everyday of my life. My last show was about the celebration of healing from pain and I thank all the models the productions my team the models my family Balmain, my friends who came and supported not only my 10 years as Balmain but my rebirth. “

Rousteing ended his legend by thanking the first responders who helped him with his painful recovery and reminding his fans and followers to never give up.

“Today I feel so free, so good and so lucky,” he said. “I am entering a new chapter with a smile on my face and a heart full of gratitude. To the doctors and nurses of Saint Louis, and to all those who helped me during this long convalescence and kept my secret: a deep thank you. you I love you.

“GOD BLESS YOU ALL,” he wrote, adding, “and yet never give up! There is always the sun after the storm.”

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St James Quarter: Kim Kardashian’s beauty icon Reuben de Maid to attend new fashion festival

The neighborhood, which opened in June, will host a series of events that will take place over the long weekend, with a lineup that includes fashion and beauty workshops led by world-renowned influencers, demonstrations fall wreaths, live music with Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival and a fashion show in partnership with Edinburgh College of Art.

Participants can go to the “Style Dome” pop-up and watch a series of lectures hosted by eight influencers. These influential hosts include Scottish fashion guru Reuben de Maid, who counts Kim Kardashian as one of their number one fans, fashion house founder Dula Jilly Isabella and culinary expert Just Jess.

John Lewis will also host an exclusive session with established model Chioma who will provide you with the best tips on how to style your wardrobe this winter.

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Throughout the weekend, shoppers will also be entertained with pop-up bars, an art exhibit and selfie stations in “Styles Stories”. A number of The Quarter brands, including Boots, Peloton, Ixia Flowers, Bodyshop, Keihl’s and IOLLA, are also expected to get involved throughout the weekend.

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Rochelle Weir, Director of Brand and Marketing at St James Quarter, said: “What an event we hosted. Not only will this give people the opportunity to see all the amazing brands including Keihl’s and IOLLA that we have here at St James Quarter, but it is also a chance to display your own style and be inspired by others.

Edinburgh College of Art graduates will showcase their collections with models in the gallery and in the parking lot for a unique in-store fashion show. This will give them the opportunity to present their work in person, after last year’s diploma show was forced to operate online.

The “Edinburgh Style” event will take place from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th October in the St James district.

Attendees can also admire the work created by textile and jewelry and goldsmith graduates on display in the “Style Dome”, as well as hear Rosie Baird, winner of the Edinburgh College of Art and Graduate Fashion Week 2019 award, who will discuss her own collection of graduates and the inspiration behind the St James Quarter Tartan she designed.

Mal Burkinshaw, Head of Design at Edinburgh College of Art, said: “We are delighted to partner with St James Quarter for this unique event. This opportunity provides our graduates with a platform in a high end retail setting and will be an invaluable experience for them. “

Weir added, “We are also extremely happy to be working with the graduates of Edinburgh College of Art to bring our own fashion show to life. If you are in Edinburgh October 14-17, be sure to come and see all we have to do – it’s not to be missed!

To celebrate Edinburgh Style and other upcoming events, St James Quarter is offering half price parking for all customers from 5.30pm nightly until Sunday 31st October.

The model poses in Edinburgh’s St James district, which is set to host her first fashion festival this month.

Edinburgh Style events are free and will be awarded on the same day on a first come, first served basis. For more information on the events taking place from Thursday October 14 through Sunday October 17, visit the St James Quarter events page at:

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Michael Cinco lights up the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week

PARIS – Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco presented a refined, elegant, crystal-encrusted collection at the American Cathedral during Paris Fashion Week.

This is the second time that Cinco presents its haute couture collection at the prestigious Parisian event, after being presented at the Haute Couture “Couturissimo” fashion show in 2016.

Besides Cinco, the majestic American Cathedral has also hosted other international brands such as Tiffany Brown, Ltd., Mimiela, Megmanski, Never Give Up Clothing Line, Therese Marie Collections, Tracy Toulouse, Atelier Bea Rodriguez, CHantwa, A. Renee Fashion, Caroline Couture, Troy Anthony, Yasemin Ozer, Michael Lombard, FFF Afffair and MM Milano.

Sparkling, colorful, intricate and richly adorned with luxe Swarovski crystals and French glitter, Cinco’s collection that served as the show‘s grand finale wowed audiences, leaving international designers and models in awe.

New York fashion designer Troy Anthony said he would jump at the chance to collaborate and share the catwalk with Cinco. “Very beautiful in the sense that the collection complimented the cathedral. The models were like angels descending from the altar to the aisle. Rich in color and very elaborate, ”he said.

The models were proud to have worn Cinco’s designs. “Oh my God, that was amazing. It’s beautiful, I feel like a fucking princess. I love her!” Los Angeles-based model Valerie Ehimhen got excited.

Cinco’s spring / summer collection is his response to the COVID-19 pandemic which he described as inspired by Chrysalis. “For me, it’s a new beginning. Most of the collection is inspired by butterflies – how a caterpillar turned into a beautiful butterfly. We are now in a new beginning in this world and we are “out there” again. I’m so happy, inspired again and artistic again, ”Cinco said.

Despite the challenges of the COVID-9 pandemic, Cinco continued to design and create. Now that Dubai has reopened for events and shows, Cinco is ready to respond to its customers and return to the global stage.

A dynamic collaboration of talents

Another Filipina, based in Milan, Chona Bacaoco, who is also the chief designer and founder of MM Milano, an emerging sustainable brand from Milan, Italy and Frankfurt, Germany, was also present at Paris Fashion Week.

Bacaoco has partnered with Cinco to organize back-to-back Paris Fashion Week shows.

While Cinco’s collection featured a magical stream of haute couture dresses and menswear encrusted with crystals, sequins and pearls, MM Milano showcased an equally stunning collection of glamorous designs in galactic hues and patterns.

Pluto, the new fashion line from MM Milano designed by 14-year-old Pluto Ernsberger, takes pride in its futuristic design. MM Milano fosters a sense of community among creatives and talents celebrating inclusiveness by using innovative sustainable materials – the MM Milano brand.

Bacaoco’s existing brand visions offer new perspectives and inspiration to the young designer and model. “She (Chona) helps us find each other. It helps us find what’s good about us, ”said Ernsberger.

Mentored by Cinco himself, Bacaoco is very grateful to have pulled off the show. “Michael is a good friend of mine. We have planned this collaboration, first of course in Milan which took place at the beginning of the year but without Michael. So when the restrictions were lifted and the borders opened, I said, let’s go to Paris, Michael. So here we are, ”Bacaoco said.

Cinco and Bacaoco both grew up in the Visayas. Ahead of Paris Fashion Week, MM Milano supplied models for Cinco’s Kid and Teen collection in 2019 and early this year.

“I have known Chona for a long time. I am very happy that she invited me to be part of this fashion show. I love her so much. She has so much energy that’s something I appreciate about her, ”Cinco said.

Although new to the fashion industry having launched her modeling agency in 2016, Bacaoco started designing very early on. Raised by a mother seamstress, Bacaoco had her first creation at 10 years old. She had previously organized international parades in New York and across Europe.

Andreas Volkmar, German business partner of Bacaoco, is amazed by his energy. “She’s explosive! She is so amazing. I learned a lot from her, ”Volkmar said.

Meanwhile, Paris-based hairstylist and makeup artist Suzette Riego is proud to have worked for both Cinco and MM Milano.

“The experience has been incredible. feeling. Being Pinoy, nakaka-proud kasi Michael Cinco ‘yan eh. Masaya. In saka hindi matutumbasan ‘yung nakapagtrabaho ka ulit after the pandemic and with them who are internationally renowned Pinoy designers, ”said Riego.

Michael Cinco Dubai and MM Milano are set to team up again for shows during Milan Fashion Week 2022 and Arab Fashion Week.

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Running out of Netflix shows to watch? Try these.

PARIS – The last year and a half of being glued to the small screen for work and pleasure, desperate for any new escape piece, be it a blockbuster, arthouse or d ‘a glossy series, must have forever changed our relationship to the moving image, raising the stakes and expectations. And while when fashion first went live, the idea of ​​turning a runway show into video seemed like a potential savior for the industry, it also exposed some of the limits of the fashion imagination.

Watching model after model walk around the screen, even with sophisticated camera angles, it quickly became very easy to look away.

This is especially true now that in-person shows – like big screen cinematic experiences – are making a comeback; now that video has become a conscious choice, rather than a necessity. For some, like Dries Van Noten, it is about health problems linked to a pandemic; for others, like Marine Serre, it is a creative imperative.

Whatever the motive, however, it has become increasingly clear that in order for a designer to opt for a mini-movie over a runway show, there has to be a specific reason for the video to be; something you can do onscreen and can’t do in person.

The medium must be part of the message. (My apologies to Marshall McLuhan.)

Ms. Serre, a designer who thinks deeply about the current state of affairs, has always understood this. (Well, she tends to be the first with a lot of things: an avid cyclist, she also made masks before masks were a part of everyday life, and she’s already gone from addiction to her logo to widely recognized crescent moon.)

She made two of the most successful fashion films from previous digital seasons, in part because each contained a narrative thread that, like her fashion, which relied on recycling long before it became a runway trend, was rooted in the world. . Not just the world of environmental policy, but literal everyday life materials.

To that end, she said, the film “allows me to go further than I can with a show, to break the boundaries of fashion in a certain way”, to show people not only how to wear his clothes, but how to live and how to act within them. .

She did it again this season, in a garden in the Marais, where her film, “Ostel 24”, could be premiered on the big screen. One day in the life of a single, tight-knit community, he showed them meditating, driving, kneading dough, eating, dancing alone in their rooms, crushing cherries to make candy. tincture, especially to look after each other. To take care. To pay attention.

Whether they wore clothes that were also deeply imbued with a sense of personal alchemy that can transform vintage Dutch sheets (embroidered napkins and tablecloths) into delicate tea dresses, or checkered terry cloth tea towels into lunch costumes. a la Chanel, or the ’90s popcorn tops that nobody likes anymore in extraordinary collages of prints and colors (sometimes 15 tops in a dress), were part of the story. A reminder that the choices you make are important, from what you put on in the morning, what you eat and who you share it with.

Like, in a different way, was Thebe Magugu’s “Genealogy”, like Ms. Serre, a relatively young freelance designer who found a more intimate voice through digital than in the resonant surroundings of the runway.

A sort of family memory / therapy session, as well as a surprisingly personal guide to his formative influences, the film showed Mr. Magugu leading a sort of round table discussion with his mother, Iris Magugu, and his maternal aunt, Esther Magugu, as he ‘they browsed through old family photos from their lives in the South African mining town of Kimberley and discussed their favorite clothes – which Mr Magugu had translated into his new collection.

So her mother’s prized trench coat became a beige and sky blue off-the-shoulder trench coat. A nurse’s periwinkle blue uniform became a neat shirt dress with trumpet sleeves, the hemline plunging down the back. Ditto for the cashmere print of a beloved dress, with a sophisticated rockabilly touch. As an expression of how the past informs the present (and the future), and how memories are contained in what we wear, it has been done with elegance and power.

And that gave Riccardo Tisci’s Burberry video a calculated and antiseptic aspect in comparison: a sort of mix and match version of the house codes (trench coats! Leather!) Which have become viral hits; butterfly and cow prints and plush faux fox tail accessories paraded through a landscape of rooms. Many of the more classic trench coats, as it turned out, were cut entirely at the back to expose the back. Shock! Transgression! Cold? Also: Why?

At least Mr. Van Noten’s discontinuous compilation of movements, colors and music communicated the intensity of the collection, which, seen in the accompanying photographs, looked like nothing but a stream in pure fashion: volumes and puffed seam ruffles. , rainbow fringe cascades, fuzzy fireworks prints, rhinestone covered denim – idea after idea, each one seeming more tactile and maximalist than the next.

In a conversation on Zoom, Mr Van Noten said he had thought of festivals, both Burning Man in the desert and India’s colorful Holi, and how people come together to express their joy. His clothes were all that. But it made the disconnect between what they represented and the fact that they were trapped, onscreen, particularly frustrating. When what the viewer should really feel was captivated.

Emotional and technological connectivity is not enough; you also need context. This is the place where the stories we tell ourselves weave into the fabric. This is when you hit rewind. And watch it over and over again, until it’s ready to wear.

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Anjali Phougat Honored to Design Outfits for Ohio State University Fashion Show Fundraiser for Victims of Domestic Violence | Bollywood

MUMBAI – Anjali Phougat partnered with Ohio State University as a designer for a fashion show on domestic violence and human trafficking. She said it was an honor for her to design outfits for a cause.

Phougat believes that true beauty is within and that people should grant privileges to others who really deserve it, but who do not have enough potential or resources to satisfy their desires. She felt honored when students from Ohio State University contacted her to design the outfits for this cause. They offered her money to design the outfits, but she refused. Funds raised through the show will go to educating victims of human trafficking and victims of domestic violence.

As a designer and fashion man, Phougat wants to send a message to the community that fashion is not just for exterior looks. She believes that members of her fellowship can still deliver wonderful messages, like using recyclable fabrics and providing a platform for people who deserve it. According to her, there are a lot of beautiful girls with a lack of resources and they can’t find the right platform. She thinks that design helps build self-confidence and helps someone build their personality, and going on stage wearing the right figure and the right clothes helps a lot in building self-confidence.

Phougat participated in the creation of the award-winning short film “Inclusion Through Unity” on inclusion and gender equality, which is a big issue within the South Asian community. She thinks a lot of people don’t talk about the LGBTQ community, including or breaking false beauty standards, supporting victims of domestic violence, and supporting victims of human trafficking.

The short film was also recently honored by the State of Ohio. Phougat shared the award with the film crew led by Alex Rogers. She sees recognition as a great accomplishment. The award went to the director and the whole team was honored.

The celebrity fashion designer and stylist has also taken many initiatives during the pandemic. She created a special designer mask and donated 100 cents in sales to an NGO that supports victims of domestic violence. She also donated numerous masks to frontline health workers in Ohio and provided PPE kits. Phougat has also tried to do something for the community which supports the education of children in the slums in India. She donates a percentage of the sales she gets from her website and social media to a cause.

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“A first in the history of fashion”

MILAN – Milan Fashion Week ended with official confirmation of what could be the biggest trend in the fashion world right now – not bangs (although there are plenty of them) or bracelets biceps (ditto) or even bikini tops (still strong), but more like power mash-ups.

Introducing Fendace, aka Fendi by Versace, or Versace by Fendi, the pre-spring 2022 pop-up collections created by Kim Jones, artistic director of Fendi womenswear and Silvia Venturini Fendi, Fendi menswear designer, and Donatella Versace from Versace, in which the designers tried their hand at each other’s home and then showed the results on the runway. The name may have been created for fun, but it’s no joke.

“This is a first in the history of fashion,” Ms. Versace said, with some hyperbole, in a press release. She described the experience as “us swapping roles”.

Think of it as a collaboration raised to the nth degree (but don’t dare call it collaboration, because it was so 2019). Or the opposite of conscious decoupling, just the short-term style version. It’s when two brands in the same fashion category decide that, rather than competing, they will start playing with each other. Express and with permission.

Gucci pitched the idea in April when its designer, Alessandro Michele, “hacked” its sister brand Balenciaga (see, no “collaboration”) for the main Gucci collection; Balenciaga returned the favor in June. Then Jean Paul Gaultier, the brand not the man, announced that after Mr. Gaultier’s retirement, each fashion show would be created by a different guest designer interpreting the brand’s signatures: in July, it was Chitose Abe from Sacai; the next one will be Glenn Martens of Y / Project and Diesel. Ms Abe also teamed up with Fendi’s Mr Jones on his other gig, as artistic director of Dior Men’s, to create a capsule collection for men in June.

Unlike projects formerly known as collaborations, which tended to feature brands from different parts of the fashion world (haute couture and mass market names; haute couture and streetwear; haute couture and outdoor recreation ) and that worked because the match had such a bad -that’s-cool vibe, it’s a meeting of equals. Designed to probe the legacy and signatures of each, to better project them in a whole new light.

After all, it’s getting harder and harder to make these partnerships stand out, now that virtually all influencers have a collaboration and live in a collaborative house. You have to keep pushing the concept.

And in theory, Versace and Fendi took the idea and raised one: to unveil their swap-a-doodle at the last minute (although it’s been in the works since around February) on a supposedly secret show (except that the news had leaked quite widely the week before) and not as two brands in the same luxury team like Gucci and Balenciaga, both owned by Kering, but two brands in completely different conglomerates (Capri Holdings for Versace and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton for Dior).

So funny! So cross pollination! So inside the fashion nod, given that it was rumored that Mr. Jones would get an official appointment as Ms. Versace’s heir in 2017, before he landed his job at Dior and that she decides to stay in charge a little longer.

And, in the end, so hard to tell the difference. It was even pretty hard to tell the difference between that and the Versace show earlier in the week.

Fendace’s biggest surprise was how unsurprising it was – and how overwhelming the Versace aesthetic was. Maybe there was a little more tailoring in the Versace by Fendi section, spliced ​​and inlaid with scarf prints; a little more attention to craftsmanship, especially in a rococo fan print strapless column mini dress encrusted with embroidery. But essentially, Fendi’s Versace looked very Versace – and Versace’s Fendi also looked very Versace. Although with more “F” logos.

This was, in part, because there are so many identifiable tropes associated with the house founded by Gianni: not just symbols like Greek key prints and baroque curves, but safety pins and chain mail. , black and gold, gender and stylus dominance (also hair, witness the Donatella wigs in the Fendi by Versace section). Whereas, if you scour the mind of the beehive in search of Fendi semiology, you mostly get a letter of the alphabet. Some complementary browns, two-tone. And fur, of course, which Versace has officially given up on.

Plus, both parties adore an original model: Shalom Harlow, Amber Valletta and Kate Moss closed the Versace by Fendi section; Naomi Campbell, the Fendi of Versace. Kristen McMenamy and Karen Elson have also made appearances, as have others.

In order for the collaborations – or, to be more precise, the “celebration of Italian fashion and an upheaval of the established order of things” described in the Fendace press release – to reach the level of greatness, there has to be a tension, rather than just the comfort, involved; a need for negotiation between opposing aesthetics which gives rise to a new way of seeing, pushing designers out of their comfort zone.

What makes these couples exciting is the meeting of two otherwise antithetical minds and stories, a fabric tug of war that creates a chimera so new that it could potentially become a myth.

Otherwise, it’s just mutual appreciation and marketing. Or a job audition.

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5 interesting facts about fashion brand Comme des Garçons

When we think of Comme des Garçons, the first thing that comes to mind is the iconic heart-shaped logo in one of its clothing lines: Comme des Garçons Play. But if that’s the only thing you know about the brand, you’re missing out on the interesting stories behind this hugely successful fashion brand.

The legacy of Comme des Garçons began in 1969, when it was founded by Rei Kawakubo. Despite the fact that the brand was founded in Tokyo, its name was borrowed from a song recorded seven years before its premiere – “All the Boys and Girls”, written by French artist Françoise Hardy. Meaning “like some boys” in French, the brand focused on scrambling gender norms long before androgynous fashion took center stage in the sartorial world.

# 1 Kawakubo, the founder of Comme des Garçons, did not graduate from a fashion school

A graduate of Fine Arts and Literature from Keio University, Kawakubo actually started her job in the advertising department of a textile company. Later, she found her passion in fashion and gradually entered the industry as a freelance stylist. Despite the lack of proper training for a career as a fashion designer, the passion has taken Kawakubo far, as she is now the famous founder and creative director of Comme des Garçons.

# 2 Kawakubo doesn’t make clothes – she does works of art

Known for her imaginative and totally original approach, the Japanese designer has always let her abstract creations speak for themselves. When it comes to her collections, she doesn’t offer alternative silhouettes – on the contrary, she completely reconstructs the way we interpret clothing, resulting in avant-garde designs that exist somewhere between fine art and clothing. .

Like boys

# 2 Comme des Garçons is the first Japanese fashion brand to present at the Paris Fashion Show

For decades, Kawakubo’s pioneering spirit and unique designs have endured, leading the brand to achieve its coveted status over time. In 1981, the first Comme des Garçons fashion show was held in Paris, and this is how the Japanese designer became known internationally. It also marks the first Japanese brand at the Paris fashion show.

# 4 Comme des Garçons’ first collection was somewhat controversial and called “the black crows”

With its exaggerated silhouettes and usual dark color palettes, many newspapers and magazines have called Comme des Garçons ‘the black crows’. While Kawakubo tries to challenge the fashion industry, she tends not to feature wearable pieces in her runway shows. Instead, she reinvents them with her endless innovation and creativity. Although it was very controversial at first, the brand was later seen as uncompromising modernity while at the same time being alluring.

collection like boys, black crows

In 2017, the brand was presented at the Met Gala, with an extremely fascinating exhibition that resembles the fashion house itself. Entitled Art of the In-Between, it was only the second time in the history of the event, after Yves Saint Laurent in 1983, that a living designer was in the spotlight. With over 150 couture creations on display, the exhibition revealed the house’s extraordinary journey through the last decades, from the founder’s path and philosophy in fashion, to the broader context of her definition in art. and culture.

like boys collection

(All images: Comme des Garçons)

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok.

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Katiyo-Mayhew at the Chengetedza Digital Fashion Show


LOCAL fashion designer and founder of Chengetedza brand Moline Katiyo-Mayhew has successfully launched Chengetedza National Digital Zimbabwe Fashion and Handcrafts.

The launch was honored by local designers and representatives of the Zimbabwe Cultural Fund, the European Union and the German Society.

“The digital and craft fair was intended to connect Zimbabwean designers to the rest of the world,” said Katiyo-Mayhew.

South African arts promoter and designer Masechaba Moloi, who was among the guests, said the world has learned from fashion designers.

“Fashion tells a story for every aspect of our daily life as witnessed by soldiers, pastors, schools and thus designates fashion as a language,” she said.

Ruvimbo Linda Chingoto of Sleek Missy Collections, who was one of the show attendees, said: “Working with Chengetedza was amazing. All of my fascinators were made using scraps of fabric, I was able to explore new techniques that I am using now and the advice will forever be invaluable.

Another emerging fashion and craft designer, Caroline Masvingise-Godzongere said, “When I got an invitation to enter the Chengetedza Fashion Show competition, that’s when I designed kimonos, handbags, sandals and skirts. “

“I use codes to create new products, curtains, bed runners, cushion covers and table runners.

Masvingise-Godzongere is gearing up for another showcase at the 2021 Harare Agricultural Show ahead of the Zimbabwe Dubai Expo scheduled for next year.

Designer Catherine Tanyaradzwa Mudzimu said the fashion show was an inspiring and overwhelming event that enabled networking and marketing for designers.

Katiyo-Mayhew is a woman with many creative skills who wears different jackets including designer, skills development consultant, visual arts, fashion and crafts trainer.

She is also a humanitarian worker, visual artist and passionate about fitness.

Katiyo-Mayhew said she was inspired and taught by her mother, a nurse by profession.

“I launched my fashion brand HB Designs in 2010 at the Delta Gallery in Harare. As a skills development consultant, I volunteer my time to mentor and develop fashion and craft skills for youth and women, ”she said.

“As a working designer, I bring a hands-on approach to my training with the help of other skilled volunteer artisans. “

Katiyo-Mayhew said his passion is working with young people and women encouraging them to use their God-given talents for joy and to earn income.

“Fashion is a career, a necessity and an entertainment. My designs are unique, simple cuts and those in the diaspora who love an African touch are also drawn to my clothes, ”she said.

“It would be interesting to see designers integrate ethical means to promote sustainable fashion. And also create styles that use locally produced fabrics and hand-printed materials to keep their designs unique. “

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic that hasn’t spared the creative sector, Katiyo-Mayhew said she was busy working on a collection and publication that would be the nation’s premier digital fashion and craft show. as part of his Chengetedza project.

“During these COVID-19 induced blockages, I have managed to work on a number of projects which include Our Handcrafts on the Catwalk which was selected as part of the second Call Creative Actions project supported by Culture Fund, Creative Actions and the European Union, ”she said. noted.

“The creative sector needs to earn an income, so live fashion shows need to be held so that we can see the clothes in person and when these are closed we now know that digital platforms will bring these shows to the comfort of. our home. “

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Francesco Risso on Rethinking the Fashion Show

Francesco Risso has been Creative Director at Marni since 2016, mixing the explosive prints of the Milanese fashion house and chic but quirky silhouettes with his own daring and often playful aesthetic. On Saturday, 18 months after Marni’s last physical show, the former Miuccia Prada protege once again upped the stakes with an experimental live event. Here he explains why.

How was your Spring / Summer 2022 show so different?

This season, after so many months of variation, I wanted to cancel any division between the observer and the observed. In practice, this means that we decided to dress everyone attending our show on Saturday in a bespoke Marni ensemble. The fitting process started almost a week ago on Monday and has been magnificent. We played music. We had a large team that worked day and night. The guests who were trying on clothes with you again and telling you about how they were feeling, felt happy.

Isn’t organizing a normal fashion show a stressful enough experience, let alone adding hundreds of additional accessories?

We had about 500 people coming to the show so it was a big undertaking. But dressing people for moments in their lives – making clothes for them, their tastes and their personalities – is the foundation of what we do. So it gave us so many new moments of personal interaction, a chance to re-engage and bond and have discussions after so much time apart.

The experience reminded me of another older era in fashion, where masters really knew their clients, with designers putting on small shows with direct connections. I wanted to channel this.

Where did you find all these clothes?

It was difficult. I didn’t want there to be a division with the new collection presented, but it was also important for me to have the reorientation at the heart of the community involvement aspect. So the audience looks like they’re coming out of seasons past – recycled pieces where there might have been excess stock or production flaws, for example, and then we also used recycled nylon to knit shoes or create new patches or hems. Each has been hand painted, so no look is the same.

How much was this idea inspired by the lockdown?

I think in some ways the pandemic has propelled a closer feeling of a global Marni community. People have participated in a more active and creative way with our house. They wrote songs for Marni, composed poetry, painted their own prints on clothes, then shared that with us online. I loved it and wanted to engage this virtual mood, bottle it and make it happen. It’s almost like our own little ‘Marni-land’ and the show is a way for a bigger family to expand into this world we have built.

But I was also thinking about sport this season. It’s not a sports collection, but I’ve been thinking about the philosophy of how a team works – how interactive and healthy the relationship is between everyone who participates in a game. I wanted to integrate part of it. And the coach is not me. The coach is our heartbeat, bringing us together as one.

Is the pandemic forcing the fashion industry to change?

We all complained about the endless cycle before Covid. But for Marni at least, a hard stop made us slow down and think more about what we’re doing in a focused way. Specifically, how do we nurture relationships with our customers and those who have supported our brands when they suddenly feel so far away, through social media, through the cinema and now when we can potentially be reunited in person. The pivot to digital media has also sparked some very thoughtful creativity in terms of how the clothes are presented – it will be interesting to see where that goes.

Ultimately, however, when you do what we do, it’s hard to deny the importance of touch. And our practice is to do things with our hands. So getting together for a fashion show is once again a real joy and a privilege.

This conversation, first posted on Instagram Live, has been edited and condensed.

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Gucci launches vintage site Vault during Milan Fashion Week

MILAN (AP) – Fashion houses trying to figure out how to reach new eyeballs after the pandemic’s long ordeal have focused around a singular idea: collaborations.

Many do it, in big and small ways. Gucci, which “hacked” Balenciaga last season, is now launching an e-commerce site featuring refurbished vintage Gucci products and capsule collections from young designers. The hatter Borsalino collaborates with the French brand Ami Paris and the equestrian-inspired brand Acheval.

If the fashion industry is going to change, now is the time, insiders say, even if the temptation to revert to old ways is great.

Highlights of the fourth day of the Milan parades on Saturday for next spring and summer:


Gucci launched an e-commerce site on Saturday featuring refurbished vintage Gucci pieces as well as capsule collections from young designers chosen by Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele.

Michele said the project grew out of his long-standing obsession with the fashion collection, including Gucci items even before joining the brand.

“Yes, I do this job to tell stories. But I also do it because I really like objects, ”he told reporters in Milan.

Young designers featured included London-based Priya Ahluwalia. Nigerian and Indian in origin, Ahluwalia’s recycled collections have already found a large following ranging from sports figures like Lewis Hamilton to middle-aged hipsters.

“Completely out of the blue, I received a message from Gucci. I thought it was advertising or spam, ”Ahluwalia said. “When I realized it was real, I was extremely happy.”

Michele said the brand has an extensive network of vintage Gucci sources, which it uses to reconstruct its archives. The launch includes a white Jackie bag meticulously maintained by its previous owner that he wanted to keep to himself.

Then, laughing, he said, “Who knows, maybe I’ll log on tonight and buy it myself!”

Gucci strayed from the Milan Fashion Week calendar, finding its own rhythms. Her next show will be on November 3 in Los Angeles, coinciding with the 10th LACMA Art – Film Gala, which Gucci is sponsoring.



Dolce & Gabbana wanted to shed some light on glamor with their latest collection – and they did. Their dazzling gazes lit up a searchlight that could easily be seen from orbit.

The silhouette was decidedly sexy, built around corsets, mini-dresses and sheer lingerie, fundamental elements of the brand’s creative language.

This season, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have gone all out with light-reflecting embellishments, covering clothes with rhinestones, adding pearls and indulging in metallic accents and fringes. The models walked down a mirrored runway under traveling spotlights.

Jackets densely adorned with jewels contrasting with narrow camouflage cargo pants or distressed jeans. Jackets in one series had sculpted sleeves straight out of the fashion show. The pants were low waisted, leaving room for the studded lingerie to look through.

The designers said the collection was a “reinterpretation of the aesthetic of the 2000s”. They paid tribute to Jennifer Lopez with a pair of J-Lo T-shirts.

Calmer moments were reserved for on-trend little black dresses with lace accents and open fronts revealing almost sheer corsets, and even even smaller black jumpsuits.

The shoes were stiletto heeled sandals with laces, knee high boots and mid-calf boots, which helped the quick final a bit as the models slowed down to descend the stairs. The boots were in satin, denim, camouflage and crocodile.

Each Dolce Box handbag had a unique design.

Although in Milan for the show, the creators virtually appeared on a screen for their traditional post-show bow.



With the world almost at a standstill, Arthur Arbesser’s team kicked off their creativity by recycling shipping boxes into cardboard flowers and crocheting fancy hats.

The title of the collection “Lost and Found” makes concrete reference to inspirations found in a family attic that spark happy memories, but it can also mean things lost and found during the pandemic, such as the joy of doing things in homes. quiet moments.

“I realized that it’s so important to do something with your hands because you get some kind of satisfaction, and we need satisfaction,” Arbesser said.

In the wake of the pandemic, the Milan-based Austrian designer happily ditched the runway for more personal presentations, transforming a storefront in Milan’s luxury shopping district into a creative studio adorned with a bespoke mural and displaying a new line of tablecloths with its latest collection.

The details of the mural became a decoration on a dress pocket. The long, romantic silhouettes contrast with the crop tops. A black and white checkered mini dress was paired with a square print shirt, while a short tapestry skirt had a youthful appeal. This season’s prints include naïve designs, colorful checkerboard prints with a pixel effect, alongside gingham, retro checks and stripes.

“The most important thing to keep going,” said Arbesser. “We are happy because we believe that our own well-being and that of your team and the people around you is so important. “



Nothing like a stop in the event of a pandemic to rethink a business.

164-year-old Italian hat maker Borsalino took the time to focus on new collaborations, expanding the brand to leather goods and scarves through licensing deals, relaunching its digital presence, optimizing production and eliminating defects in machinery that might otherwise be unused.

“It was a great break. We made decisions which were not easy to take before, ”said Philippe Camperio, the manager of Haeres Equita behind the relaunch of Borsalino.

To reach new audiences and expand distribution, Borsalino collaborated with the Parisian brand Ami on a simple bell with a wavy edge and with Acheval on a raffia capsule collection with ribbons in the silhouettes of horses. The website now includes tutorials on how to cut and wear hats. And Borsalino is working with young designers from the Marangoni Fashion Institute to integrate hats into their stylistic language.

The Spring / Summer 2022 collection launched this week is a journey through Japan, Italy and South America. Dark denim baseball caps and bobs are personalized with charms or Geisha prints for a trendy Tokyo look. A hand-crocheted raffia hat represents Sicilian craftsmanship. And Ecuadorian influences shine through on the Panama hats with distinctive ribbons.

Each brand has a different response to how the pandemic has changed or challenged them.

“For us, it’s about embracing today’s values, being socially responsible, which includes sustainability and the circular economy, and diversity to attract everyone,” said the director creative Giacomo Santucci.



The Ferragamo woman for next summer is understated in an easy-to-wear silhouette with sexy moments.

Smocked dresses have a deep V and open backs, while more fitted wrap dresses feature suggestive slits. The pants were loose-fitting harem pants with wrapped details, associated, for example, with a crossover top.

“I wanted the collection to be feminine and sensual,” said design director Guillaume Meilland.

Men’s clothing included knit jumpsuits, low-rise pants with braided sashes, and bare-legged shorts under a coat jacket.

For women, the shoes have relaunched the Vara and Varina ballerinas in new materials including rattan, and an open toe sandal for him.

Brooke Shields, accompanied by her daughter Grier Hency, had a front row seat, along with American actors Ashley Benson, Madelyn Cline, Ashton Sanders and Ross Butler.

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Remembering Richard Buckley – The New York Times

It was no secret that Mr. Buckley had been ill, on and off, for a long time. If friends managed to be surprised by his death, despite ample evidence of its inevitability, it was in large part thanks to the calm manner in which Mr Buckley dealt with him. Making tough things look easy was and is a trait of the Buckley-Ford family.

Mr. Buckley was born in Binghamton, NY, in 1948. His father was in the military; his mother, Mr Buckley said, was something of a narcissist and the “focus” was constantly changing. One year it was Germany, the next France, then back to the United States, where he was bullied at school because he was not, as he would later say, “athletic or athletic ”.

During his university studies and after his graduate studies, he dated women. Then, in the early 1970s, he accepted his homosexuality and left.

Mr. Ford first spotted Mr. Buckley while attending a David Cameron fashion show in the fall of 1986. Mr. Buckley was still working at Fairchild. Mr. Ford designed sportswear for Cathy Hardwick. Their eyes met on the other side of the track, but they failed to make a presentation, Ford said through a spokesperson. (Although he allowed friends to speak for this article, he did not speak personally.)

Shortly after, Mr. Buckley was on the roof of Fairchild’s New York City offices, preparing for a fashion shoot with his colleague Dennis Freedman. Mr Buckley spoke to Mr Freedman about this guy he had just seen, when the elevator opened and he got out, carrying samples of Cathy Hardwick for them to shoot.

‘It’s him,’ Mr Buckley said. “It’s the guy.”

They had their first date on Thanksgiving weekend. On New Year’s Eve, they had moved in together.

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American Girl® Launches World by Us ™ Dolls and Books Line to Advocate for Equality and Promote Unity

MIDDLETON, Wisconsin – (COMMERCIAL THREAD)–Today, american girl, a cornerstone of the Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) portfolio of determined brands, introduces a new cast of contemporary characters —Makena Williamsâ„¢, Évette Peetersâ„¢, and Maritza Ochoa â„¢, whose stories reflect several important social issues, including racial equality, environmentalism and immigration, as well as the value of working together to create a better world. As a unique series of overlapping stories tell, the three young friends become passionate peers by championing the causes they hold dear. Shared scenes told from multiple angles showcase each girl’s perspective and emphasize the importance of friendship, respect, fairness and inclusion.

“American Girl has been built on diverse and inclusive stories, stories that have empowered an entire generation of girls to stand up for what they believe in with courage, resilience and kindness, ”said Jamie Cygielman, CEO of American Girl . “We created the new World by us line to accelerate our progress in diversifying our characters and stories to better reflect what it means to be an American girl today. Thanks to Makena, Evette and Maritza, as well as future characters to come, we hope our fans will learn that they are never too young to contribute to the larger conversation and help make the world a more inclusive and unified place. .

To bring the World by us characters to life, American Girl has engaged the following acclaimed writers:

  • Angela Cervantes author of Maritza: Lead with your heart. Maritza is a caring and responsive girl who enjoys celebrating her Latina heritage, from delicious food to music festivals in her community. A leader on and off the soccer field, she finds her passion in advocating for the interests of others, particularly in helping to keep immigrant families together.
  • Denise lewis patrick author of Makena: see me, listen to me, know me. Makena loves art and her close-knit family, with ties dating back to Kenya, but her real passion is fashion, which she uses to express her opinions. After experiencing a racist incident in her own backyard, Makena uses her style to speak out against injustice.
  • Sharon Dennis Wyeth author of Evette: The river and me. Evette enjoys vintage clothing, recycling, and protecting nature, including the Anacostia River near her home. When she finds racism in her own Métis family, she works hard to heal her world: her family, her friends, the river and everything.

The following team of advisers also collaborated on the project, offering real-world information and reviewing the manuscripts and product line for cultural authenticity and accuracy:

  • Katrina lashley: Program Coordinator at Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum and Leader of the Women’s Environmental Leadership Initiative
  • Yasmine Mabene: California State Director of March for Our Lives, Social Media Coordinator of Earth Uprising and Student at Stanford University
  • Mr. Lucero Ortiz: Deputy Director of Kids in Need of Defense, Mexico, and human rights lawyer who has represented migrant families and unaccompanied children before the departments of internal security and justice
  • Dr Deborah Rivas-Drake: Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Michigan, who studies how adolescents approach issues of race, ethnicity, racism and xenophobia
  • Deanna singh: Founder of Flying Elephant, a consultancy that helps women and people of color become social entrepreneurs, and author of four children’s books on racism, including the new American Girl’s Smart Girl Guideâ„¢: Race & Inclusion
  • Naomi wadler: teenage activist focused on racial justice. At 11, she was the youngest speaker at the March for Our Lives 2018 rally in Washington, DC.

Product of the world by us

New characters come to life via beautifully detailed 18-inch Makenaâ„¢, Évetteâ„¢, and Maritzaâ„¢ dolls, as well as a signature outfit and accessories for each. American Girl’s product designers consulted with authors and advisors who weighed in on critical design elements for each doll, including skin tone, hair type, and face shape to capture unique looks, like the exclusive sculpting of Makena’s face and the twist braids and all of Evette – new textured curls. The extension of the play value is the world of the size of a doll by us Community center inspired by where friends first meet, featuring a high-end transformational structure that offers 360-degree play options. By mixing and matching the colorful furniture, reversible cushions and rugs, and many accessories, such as lamps, cushions and posters, children can design their own unique environment for hours of imaginative play.

American Girl Fashion Show Event

To celebrate the debut of World by Us and the 35th anniversary of American Girl, the brand is hosting a special American Girl Fashion Show on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at American Girl Place.™ New York and via direct. Created in partnership with The Harlem Fashion Line (HFR), the first design agency to bridge the gap between brands and designers of color in fashion, the show will feature reimagined girl and doll designs for the original historical figures of American Girl — Felicity™, Josefina™, Kirsten™, Addy™, Samantha™, and Molly™-by the force of fashion Carly Cushnie. Bold and modern looks inspired by Makena, Evette and Maritza and created by famous HFR designers will also be on the runway. Nicolas lynel, Samantha Black, and Kristian Loren.

As part of the event, American Girl is supporting HFR’s non-profit organization, ICON360, with a donation of $ 25,000 to help raise awareness and fund the next generation of BIPOC fashion leaders. Additionally, American Girl is donating the Cushnia doll models which will be auctioned by eBay for the benefit of Girls who code and its mission to bridge the gender gap in technology. The World by Us-inspired doll clothes will be on presale during the event and available for purchase at American Girl retail stores from March 2022.

“HFR and American Girl understand passion and purpose, ”said Brandice Daniel, Founder and CEO of Harlem’s Fashion Row. “For our young people today, this partnership is about the possibilities and what it means to stand tall and dream big, no matter your race, culture, gender or background. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the incredible potential of every child and inspire them to create positive, lasting change in their neighborhoods, communities and beyond.

Kicking off the event is a world famous fashion designer Prabal Gurung, known for embracing diversity, inclusion and justice in his work. Prabal, who partnered with American Girl for her Spring 2022 runway show during New York Fashion Week, will introduce the designers and celebrate with fans. The closing event is the exclusive premiere of an original World by Us song and dance written and performed by a 14-year-old hip-hop artist. this girl lay lay. The clip will be available on American Girl’s Youtube and YouTube channel for children from September 27, as well as a new series of stop-motion dolls, featuring new characters from World by Us and other adventures.

Beyond the special event, the children’s fashion brand Janie and Jack launches three exclusives World by us-inspired outfits – one for each character – in a very first collaboration with American Girl. The Janie and Jack outfits will be available September 24, 2021 at American Girl retail stores in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Dallas, and via and

Charitable donation

With her roots in children’s publishing, American Girl has long championed the belief that strong readers become strong leaders. This fall, to further support children’s literacy and provide more diverse books to American schools and public libraries, American Girl is donating $ 60,000 worth of World by Us books to the following organizations: Reader to reader, Children need to read, and Small free library Read in color Initiative. This donation is in addition to the $ 500,000 in various American Girl titles donated to these same organizations over the past year. And, since June 2020, the brand has made available its many stories written by black women and featuring black heroines through its free online library to help educate, empower and spark important conversations.

The World by Us collection is available today on and American Girl Retail Stores at national scale. The World by Us books ($ 7.99 each) can also be purchased from retail booksellers.


American Girl is a premium brand for girls and a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT,, a leading global children’s entertainment company specializing in the design and production of quality toys and consumer products. Based in Middleton, Wisconsin, American Girl offers an inspiring world of dolls, content and experiences that nourish a girl’s mind and help her develop her strength of character. Top selling lines include Truly Me â„¢, Girl of the Year â„¢, Bitty Baby®, WellieWishers â„¢ and classic American Girl historical figures. The company sells products through its award-winning catalog, on, at its exclusive experiential retail stores in the United States, as well as specialty retailers nationwide. By inspiring girls to be the best they can be, American Girl has earned the loyalty of millions of people as well as the praise and trust of parents and educators. Connect with American Girl on:

Facebook: @american girl

Twitter: @American girl

Instagram: @americangirlbrand

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Latinos who have succeeded in the fashion world

The fashion industry has always been a demanding, closed and difficult to access environment. Only the best manage to stand out. However, being successful in a country that is not the same as the country of origin often makes the task even more difficult, but there are several Latinos who have taken the names of their countries high in this world full of glamor.

Carolina herrera

María Carolina Josefina Pacanis Niño, better known as Carolina Herrera, is a Venezuelan fashion designer who founded her own fashion house in 1981 and is now recognized as one of the most influential in the fashion world.

Carolina quickly found success, standing out for the inclusion of feminine, classic and elegant silhouettes in her designs. Just a year after its launch, in 1982, it was already dressing Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, Duchess of Feria, Countess Consuelo Crespi, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Ivana Trump, Kathleen Turner and Nancy Reagan. In addition, for twelve years, she dressed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, wife of John F. Kennedy and made the wedding dress of her daughter Carolina Kennedy, establishing her as one of the best bridal designers.

Oscar de la Renta

De la Renta was born in the Dominican Republic, but when he was very young he traveled to Spain to study fine arts. It was in this European country that he met Cristóbal Balenciaga, with whom he made his first steps into the world of fashion.

After moving to Paris and increasing his popularity as an emerging designer, he decided to move to New York to make his debut as the Creative Director of Elizabeth Arden. In the United States, he decides to create his own brand under his own name and instantly becomes one of the most recognized designers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Today, the Oscar de la Renta brand represents a true emblem of the industry, handling feminine and stylish cuts.

Nina Garcia

The Colombian, who stands out today for being the editor-in-chief of one of the country’s most important fashion magazines, ELLE magazine, calls herself “an anti-establishment rebel” because she never liked to follow the laws of industry. . On the contrary, she has always been known to leave her mark on what she does.

At the age of 15, Garcia emigrated to the United States to live with his sister, trying to escape the guerrilla warfare and drug trafficking that was suffocating his country at the time.

Nina Garcia’s career in the fashion industry began in the early 1980s when she started working in Perry Ellis’ public relations department.

Adriana lima

Adriana is a Brazilian model, best known for being one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels from 1999 to 2018.

Lima started her modeling career in 1990. In her early days, her career consisted mainly of fashion editorial work and also catwalks.

The worldwide recognition of this Latina came when she arrived on the Victoria’s Secret catwalks in 1999 with 19 years old, as one of their angels. She was in charge of the opening of the fashion show in 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012.

Lauren Santo Domingo

Lauren is one of the Colombian engines of this generation of Latin fashion which is conquering New York.

Santo Domingo is co-founder of Moda Operandi, distributor of exclusive Latin brands such as Mercedes Salazar, Isolda, Magnetic Midnight or Carmelinas ….

Narciso Rodriguez

Narciso Rodriguez is a designer son of Cubans who rose to fame for the dress he designed for Carolyn Besset for her wedding to John F. Kennedy Jr.

“No one makes a simple line as extraordinary as Narciso,” said Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine.

Other celebrities who have worn Narciso designs include Michelle Obama who in 2008 wore a spring dress when Barack Obama first appeared as President-elect of the United States, Salma Hayek, Claire Danes, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel Weisz and Jessica Alba.

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Art Decoded at ‘Enchante 2021’ Annual Fashion Show by SIDT

Bombay (Maharashtra) [India], September 18 (ANI / PNN): The Sasmira Design and Textile Institute (SIDT) in its continued efforts to promote the pool of design literate human resources in today’s competitive market hosted Enchante 2021 on September 17 in Mumbai.

The central theme of the Fashion Collection 2021 was “Art Decoded”. During this annual festival, students had the opportunity to present their creations and collections. Dr Shivram Garje of the University of Mumbai, Maganlal H Doshi, President, SASMIRA; Mihir Mehta, Vice President, SASMIRA; Dr UK Gangopadhyay, Executive Director, SASMIRA; Dr Kamal Tandon, Director – Education, SASMIRA was the guest of honor.

Special guests were Ammit Dolaawat, Indian actor; Rituraj Mohanty, Bollywood Playback singer and winner of the reality show “India’s Raw Star”; Kunal Pandit, singer, songwriter, music producer and performer. Rituraj and Kunal sang some Bollywood songs to encourage the participating students and filled the atmosphere with joy and happiness.

The prominent members of the jury present at the event were Manali Jagtap (award-winning fashion designer and political artist); Reshma Bombaywalla (Former Indian model, jewelry designer); Asif Merchant (Founder and Managing Director of India’s Leading Fashion Footwear Brand for Women “CATWALK WORLDWIDE”); Lokesh Kerkar (one of the pioneers of the Indian visual artist industry).

There were 18 fashion show sequences which were led by Shie Lobo and his fantastic team to choreograph the sequences with panache and grandeur.

Uma, Shreya, Shailaja won the title “Most Commercially Viable Collection” for presenting an Indo-Western collection representing the face of urban women today; Meenakshi, Shilpa won the title “Best Surface Decoration” for showcasing an urban and avant-garde style collection using the art of origami; Prithi, Darshana, Rutuja won the title ‘The Best Ramp Appeal’, they presented a collection of party clothes using geometric and ornamental designs Klimits and Gaurav, Imran, Riddhi won the title ‘The Best Collection Fashion’ for presenting a super cool streetwear collection inspired by the works of the famous American painter Jackson Pollock and his signature Drip Technique.

Mihir Mehta, Vice President of SASMIRA was of the opinion that “In India, the fashion industry is in its infancy. There are many opportunities when we compare it with other countries. What is essential is the dedication and vision to analyze the opportunity. Our students are very focused and hardworking and our faculties try to train them not only on clothes and fashion, but also on textiles, fabrics, yarns and other important aspects “Krishnendu Datta, Dean SIDT said:” The students and faculties of SIDT have worked extremely hard, despite the difficult times of the pandemic, to put together an excellent fashion collection to showcase their design creativity. Enchante 2021 celebrates the positive attitude – “never say-die” of the Sasmira Design and Textiles Institute. “Due to COVID, entry was limited to a limited audience on the ground, but more than 1,400 people participated online; comprised of board members, industry leaders, partners and parents. was very well organized by Tefla’s, a renowned Mumbai-based event management group. Aseem Singh, Director of Tefla’s, said: “It was a challenge and a moral responsibility for us to manage and run the event. in accordance with government standards imposed due to Covid. We are happy to have been successful and look forward to running other events. We wish the students of SASMIRA all the best and congratulate all winners and participants for their valuable contribution to the success of the trade fair. Mills’ Research Association (SASMIRA) is a cooperative enterprise in the artificial textile industry and is a versatile and multifunctional research institute to meet its scientific and technological needs. logical. It was established on January 12, 1950 and is linked to the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. from India.

Sasmira has established itself as a renowned institute in the field of textiles, including fashion design and clothing merchandising. The Institute’s mission is to promote a pool of human resources literate in design for today’s competitive market.

The Sasimra Design and Textile Institute (SIDT) is a sister company of Sasmira; SIDT is dedicated to the Design and Textile vertical.

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These 2021 CFDA Award nominations continue to reflect greater fairness in the industry

Dapper Dan attends Manhattan Magazine to Celebrate New York's Men on the Move on April 03, 2019 in New York City.

Dapper Dan attends Manhattan Magazine to Celebrate New York’s Men on the Move on April 03, 2019 in New York City.
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It seems that we have very tastes great here at The Glow Up, although frankly we already knew that. After all, we honored legendary luxury streetwear pioneer Dapper Dan with our Lifetime Achievement Award. when we launched the TGU 50 in 2020, making it even more official by give his name to the prize for life. (The “Dap Award” sounds great, right?)

We also seem to be in very good company in our admiration for one of the best in Harlem. The winners and nominees for the 2021 CFDA Awards were announced this week, and like us, the Council of Fashion Designers of America believes Dap’s is a legacy worth celebrating. He will receive the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s in-person ceremony on November 10. According to Vogue, the man born Daniel Day is the first designer without a fashion show to win this honor.

Another TGU50 winner will have a first at this year’s ceremony; designer-activist Aurora James was nominated for a CFDA Award over the years, but in addition to her 2021 nomination for American Accessory Designer of the Year for her stellar work at Brother Vellies, James will also be honored with the Founder’s Award in honor of Eleanor Lambert. for her revolutionary launch of the 15 percent pledgee. Launched last June, the initiative has been successful in lobbying a growing number of large retailers to allocate 15% or more of their inventory to black-owned products or designers, including Sephora, Macy’s and The Gap. James, who was also named one of the Time 2021100 this week and also designed the front page dress of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Monday’s Met Gala, captioned an Instagram post:

Wow. Guys! What a week and what an incredible honor. I am so proud of the work we have done with 15% commitment. Big thanks to my amazing team of women who work tirelessly in this fight for economic justice and racial equity every day … I promise you the best is yet to come. The work has only just begun.

James is one of several black designers returning to the nominees list this year, including Virgil Abloh and 2020 CFDA Award Winners (and TGU50 winners) Telfar Clemens and Christophe john rogers, who have both previously won the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in 2017 and 2019, respectively. British Fashion Award 2020 winner Grace Wales Bonner also won a CFDA nomination for International Men’s Designer, while Fear of God’s Jerry Lorenzo landed a first-time nomination for American Menswear Designer of the Year. And the Emerging Designer of the Year category is particularly exciting for us, as three of its five nominees are black: Evdin Thompson for Theophilio, Jameel Mohammed for KHIRY and Kenneth Nicholson.

“American fashion is experiencing a resurgence of energy and these designers play an important role in the future trajectory of our industry,” Steven Kolb, CEO of CFDA, said in a statement to Vogue.

The 2021 CFDA Awards will be held in person on November 10 at The Pool Room in New York; the full list of nominees and winners is below (black talents highlighted in bold by us). The CFDA announces that more will be announced as the date of the ceremony approaches.

The Founder’s Prize in honor of Eleanor Lambert:

Aurora James for the 15 percent pledge

The price of environmental sustainability:


The Media Award in honor of Eugenia Sheppard:

Nina Garcia

The tribute of the board of directors:

Yeohlee Teng

The Geoffrey Beene Prize for all of his achievements:

Dapper Dan

Nominees for American Women’s Clothing Designer of the Year:

Catherine Holstein for Khaite

Christophe john rogers

Gabriela Hearst

Marc Jacobs

Pierre Do

Nominees for American Men’s Clothing Designer of the Year:

Emily Adams Bode for Bode

Jerry Lorenzo for Fear of God

Mike Amiri for Amiri

Telfar Clemens for Telfar

Thom browne

Nominated for American Accessories Designer of the Year:

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Aurora James for Brother Vellies

Gabriela Hearst

Stuart Vevers for Coach

Telfar Clemens for Telfar

Nominees for American Emerging Designer of the Year:

Edvin Thompson for Theophilio

Eli Russell Linnetz for ERL

Jameel Mohammed for Khiry

Kenneth nicholson

Maisie Schloss for Maisie Wilen

Nominated for International Designer of the Year for Women:

Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga

Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons for Prada

Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino

Simon Porte Jacquemus for Jacquemus

Nominated for International Male Designer of the Year:

Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

Dries Van Noten

Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner

Rick owens

Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton

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Leah McSweeney attends fashion show with ‘Idol’ Lil ‘Kim

Real Housewives of New York star Leah McSweeney recently attended a New York fashion show with pop culture icon and rapper Lil ‘Kim.

Leah McSweeney from The real housewives of New York recently attended a fashion show with pop culture icon Lil ‘Kim. Fans may remember the rapper from her see-through purple one-sleeve jumpsuit VMA look, but she’s so much more than her outfit from 1999. Leah has her own urban look, which she’s been pretty good at monetizing, and it made sense for the two ladies to sit together at the event.

When fans of the Bravo series first met Leah in her first season on RHONY, the CEO of Married to Mob came out swinging through annoying tiki torches and a night of diving in Ramona Singer’s pool. Leah impressed fans of the series as she managed to defend herself against singer Stinger and Dorinda Medley. Leah also had a knack for making herself vulnerable and accessible by sharing stories about her past. Leah’s shameless honesty won The real housewives of New York more fans.

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Leah, who was once a huge Lil ‘Kim fan, had the privilege of sitting in the front row with her model at a recent fashion show, according to Sixth page. The famous New York Fashion Week took place this week and designer Christian Siriano’s runway show kicked off the 2021 festivities. The real housewives of New York Fans will recall Leah first revealed her love for all Lil ‘Kim when she sported a design by Rxch, who featured the artist’s photo over a tube dress. Leah made a statement when she walked into Sonja Morgan’s fashion show wearing the outfit.

Leah rocked a pair of sheer onyx fringed pants and a matching overcoat. Underneath, the fashion designer wore a “Mum sirienne“T-shirt. Last year Leah also said Paper magazine that she was lucky enough to break bread with Lil ‘Kim as well. Leah and Lil ‘Kim weren’t the only two famous faces near the runway. Around them sat stars like Alicia Silverstone, Katie Holmes and Kristin Chenoweth.

The real housewives of New York is over for the season, and while it wasn’t the most exciting series yet, the Ladies got the job done. Leah, for her part, still fought with Ramona and worked to convert to Judaism. She also helped bring in newcomer Eboni K. Williams. Maybe Leah can say a good word so that Lil ‘Kim will hold a golden apple someday.

Next: RHONY: Why Ramona Doesn’t Understand Eboni’s Response To His Blast

Source: Sixth page

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Western Design Conference + Sale Exhibition Names Six Top Interior Designers For September Jackson Hole Designer Show House, Including Max Humphrey Custom Porch Space | New

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., August 19, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – The Western Design Conference + Sales Exhibition is delighted to welcome back guests to the four-day in-person conference Jackson Hole event in September, celebrating the best functional art inspired by the West and showcasing six great interior designers – including the famous designer and author of the new book “Modern Americana”, Max Humphrey – all look to the western style for the highly anticipated Designer exhibition house. Built in the middle of the 28,000 square foot showroom, the eclectic and artistic home features six life-size spaces exclusively designed for the WDC exhibition + sale.

The Show House 2021 will be unveiled during the Opening Preview Party + Fashion Show on Thursday September 9, at the Snow King Events Center in Jackson, Wyoming, and guests are free to tour the house at their leisure throughout the four-day event, which takes place through September 12. As executive director Allison merritt recently told “Architects + Artisans” in an interview about the return of the Western Design Conference 2021 in person, the event will be Wildly responsible and adhere to all CDC recommendations.

Starting with a spectacular rustic porch designed by Max Humphrey of Portland, Oregon, the Designer Show House opens with a theme that Humphrey calls “a little bit of country, a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll”. A weathered metal shed roof houses benches filled with vintage grain bag pillows, large cushions and camp blankets against custom-designed horseshoe wallpaper accompanied by old hickory furniture as well as of some of the designer’s favorite found treasures. Humphrey spontaneously coined the term “Modern Americana” to describe his signature style during an interview in 2018, and his popular book of the same name was published in April 2021. Acclaimed as a creator of design change and named one of Country Living’s 100 Most Creative People, Humphrey’s interiors are featured in Architectural Digest media at the Wall Street Journal.

Upon entering the Show House, WDC guests are greeted by the hallway designed by New West Fine Art, a contemporary art gallery in Jackson in exclusive partnership with the artist and Jackson native Connor liljestrom. Working primarily in oil and mixed oil, Liljestrom explores themes inspired by her life in Tetons, mythologies, Hollywood and pop culture, natural history, colonialism and the canon of Western art history.

From the nifty hallway, guests enter the living room created by the winner of the 2019 WDC Best Interior Design award. Anne Buresh Interior Design with offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Jackson, Wyoming. Buresh can’t wait to return to Show House with a new look connecting South and West, mixing traditional and contemporary, feminine and masculine, and showcasing a well-traveled lifestyle. A striking mural envelops the space, furnished with custom pieces, French antiques, and a dramatic black-and-white image by Austrian photographer Josef Hoflehner.

Guests can then venture into the custom library designed by Antique hickory furniture and Gibbs Smith editions. The Show House’s timelessly charming book space will feature over 100 Western-themed books, all available for purchase. Montana photographer Audrey Hall and author Chase Reynolds Ewald, authors of interior design titles “Rustic Modern” and “Cabin Style” among others, will be on hand to sign their latest coffee table volume, “Bison, Portrait of an Icon,” and Max Humphrey will sign his “Modern americana“with the contribution of Chase Reynolds Ewald.

Across the hall you can relax in the living room, where you can work by Jackson Emily Janak Interiors and Fighting Bear Antiques, and Alley Modern and More, offering a contemporary approach to Western iconographic motifs. The exhibition collaboration will present Thomas molesworth, Stickley and mid-century rattan furniture with touches of soft textured ikat and floral accessories combined with Navajo weaves and contemporary art, providing a modern look with subtle touches of the past.

And finally, the Show House has a kitchen, dining and living room combination by Jackson Hole Harker design, also returning to Show House and winner of the 2018 WDC Best Interior Design Award. The multipurpose space will include a rustic 12 foot dining table crafted from old wood with inlaid dovetails, sectional sofa personalized in leather and Belgian linen and a personalized coffee table in reclaimed wood inlaid with antique metal butterflies, all accompanied by a complete kitchen installation with appliances and separate island.

WDC tickets are $ 20 for an Exhibition + Sale day pass, September 10-12, 2021, and include the ArtTitude Adjustment Happy Hours daily at 2:00 p.m. VIP early entry and reserved seats for the Preview Party + Fashion Show on Thursday, September 9, 2021, is available for $ 125 per person, $ 50 general admission; both include open bars. The Designer Show House at the Western Design Conference Exhibit & Sale is sponsored by Deanna briggs, Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty.

About the Western Design Conference Exhibition and Sale:

The annual Western Design + Sale Exhibition is a four-day, multi-million dollar event that brings together West-loving artisans, collectors, interior designers, architects and fashion designers. The Western Design Conference was founded 29 years ago in Cody, Wyoming, to promote contemporary artists working in historic American craft methods. The Western Design + Sale exhibition has moved to Jackson Hole in 2007, where the executive director Allison merritt continues the strong commitment to Western arts in Wyoming while expanding the scope of the show. Additional information, including timetables and tickets, is available at and on Facebook and Instagram.

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Let the fashion police start on the opening day of the Tokyo Games

NEW YORK (AP) – Let the fashion police begin.

The Tokyo Olympics will open on July 23, when the world’s athletes parade behind their flag bearers. And when they do, the peanut gallery on what they’re wearing will also be open.

Olympic gear is a living food source for social media, starting with the hour-long Parade of Nations. The one-year wait due to the pandemic has given enthusiasts more time to think about what they like or hate.

there is the czech republic and its traditional indigo block design with matching fans, already the butt of some jokes. It follows the country’s loud umbrellas and neon blue Wellington boots from 2012 in London, as well as its “Beetlejuice” stripes in Rio in 2016.

Israeli athletes wear transparent nylon jackets with huge pockets, while Emporio Armani dressed the Italy team in tracksuits with a reinterpretation of the rising sun of Japan in the colors of the Italian flag: red, green and white. Liberia received the gift of designer Telfar Clemens, the buzzy Liberian American who made wanted bags and created their kits for the first time.

Things were much simpler for the athletes, from a fashion point of view. At first, there was no parade, nor an opening ceremony for that matter. Athletes wore whatever they wanted, often walking with their sport’s gear.

“At first it didn’t matter,” said David Wallechinsky, board member and former president of the International Society of Olympic Historians. “People were just coming. If a team wanted to dress like they did.

Wallechinksy unearthed an image in an archival film showing the British curlers of 1924 marching in the Winter Games parade in Chamonix, France, their brooms held high.

At first, clothing was completely optional, at least during the competition, according to the researchers. Athletes often performed naked in ancient Greece. In more modern times, parade uniforms often pay homage to a host country, in addition to traditions, sporting achievements and patriotic flourishes.

This year, the pandemic brought another element: masks.

Australia offers athletes a lined sand-colored blazer with the names of the country’s 320 Olympic gold medalists. For the closing ceremony, Canada’s Olympic organizers teamed up with Levi’s to produce a graffiti-animated Japanese urban style ‘Canadian tuxedo’ denim jacket to wear with white denim pants.

“It’s the gang chasing you if you say you tried to watch ‘Schitt’s Creek’ but couldn’t get in,” New York Times cultural writer Dave Itzkoff tweeted of the look. in April, several months after the jacket was unveiled with Team Canada’s Other Gear.

Alison Brown, host of the “Keep the Flame Alive” Olympic fan podcast, said outfitting Olympic teams, including those competing in the Paralympics, is not easy.

“They have to adapt to all kinds of body types. Think tiny gymnasts, muscular weightlifters, and gangly basketball players. They have to convey something about the nation, honor the host, be serious enough for the solemnity of the occasion but practical enough to be comfortable for hours in the heat, ”she said.

Count Brown among the fans of Czech uniforms, made by Zuzana Osako in Prague. They include the mainstay of the team, a gymnast, built into the design. Men will wear blue vests with white pants and women will wear blue blouses and white skirts.

“They managed to blend elements of Czech folk tradition, traditional Japanese indigo dyeing techniques and an appeal to the great Czech gymnast Vera Caslavska, while keeping the outfit wearable and comfortable for the heat,” said Brown.

Of Canada’s denim jackets, she said: “I think I was wearing something similar in 1987. I wonder if anyone over 12 really wants to wear it.

Lucia Kinghorn, vice president of fashion at Hudson’s Bay, who helped create Canada’s uniforms and other Olympic gear, is aware of the contempt.

“For so many opponents, we have even more fans,” she said. “We are proud of the thoughtful design of Team Canada apparel and happy that so many people are talking about it. ”

Brown was also not impressed with the appearance of Team USA. They include blue denim pants for the opening parade and white denim pants for the closing ceremony.

“The United States stuck with the same designer, Ralph Lauren, as they have for years, leading to a different look of yachting. Yawn, she said. “In addition, it should be very hot in Tokyo. Jeans, a mesh top, a scarf and a blazer? Who wants to wear denim in this kind of heat and humidity?

Denim is lightweight in a stretch fabric.

Japan’s uniforms are coming back to those worn by the Japanese team at the opening ceremony of the last Olympic Games held in Tokyo in 1964. At the time, the jackets were red and the pants were white. The colors are reversed this year.

“This is in line with the many recalls that organizers included up to 1964,” Brown said.

Her favorite runway look so far is Mexico. The Mexico City Olympic Committee held a nationwide online vote to choose the opening ceremony looks from among three designs created by High Life. the award-winning design honors Oaxaca in a unique brightly colored lapel.

“The blazer features a floral lapel in traditional Zapotec embroidery. So beautiful without being in costume, ”said Brown.

The embroidery was done by Oaxacan artisans, making each lapel among the 150 blazers a different custom design, said Jeannette Haber, Marketing Director of High Life. The artisans, she said, were “happy to be a part of the project, and that their creations and their work could have this global exposure.”

Entire collections for sale to consumers are built around what Olympic athletes wear at opening ceremonies.

“It’s a great time for these brands to show off their team spirit and innovation in new technology,” said Ted Stafford, fashion director for Men’s Health magazine and market director for Esquire.

This includes a Ralph Lauren cooling unit built into a white denim jacket for the American team flag bearer.

“This is the world stage and it sets the tone,” Stafford said. “It’s more than just a fashion show.”


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Cleveland-based production company aims to uplift the local fashion scene with high-profile events

CLEVELAND – Cleveland is home to many talented artists, including fashion designers.

A Canadian transplant who recently moved to the city discovered that there weren’t many venues to showcase their high fashion designs, so it is transforming the local industry and making it a more inclusive place for everyone.

Aimon Ali has worked in the fashion industry for over a decade. She spent seven years in Canada organizing large-scale fashion events in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver. She moved to Cleveland three years ago.

“Toronto is a much bigger city so it’s very diverse and you can find all types of people and when I moved to Cleveland I had a bit of a hard time finding the same kind of crowd at first. I was used to it, ”Ali said. . “But slowly, I started to meet these amazing people, but I didn’t see a fashion scene.”

Instead of just accepting this, Ali decided to create his own scene. She began Fashion conferences, a production company focused on hosting high-quality fashion events in Cleveland with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion.

“It’s not your typical tall, skinny blonde that we always see in the industry. We are more inclusive in all shapes, colors, sizes, ”said Ali. “We include the body, we have plus size models on the catwalk, we have models of different ethnicities, of different sizes, of different origins, just from different backgrounds. We want to give everyone a fair opportunity. “

The company is holding its first fashion show at Madison in Cleveland on July 31.

The event features several local designers and models, including Mary Verdi-Fletcher. In addition to modeling on the show, she will be honored as one of five “Cleveland Ladies of Influence”.

“We actually handpicked five ladies in Cleveland who we think are contributing and doing amazing things in Cleveland,” Ali said.

Verdi-Fletcher was born with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, but that has never stopped her from pursuing her dreams. She founded Dancing Wheels, the first physically integrated dance company in the United States.

“My job is to connect with people and awaken them to possibilities,” said Verdi-Fletcher.

Next Saturday, she adds “model” to her CV.

“Someone my age and working in the arts, I think it’s a good mix,” said Verdi-Fletcher. “We’re going to show up and walk the track, or ride, in my case.”

In addition to the catwalks, the company hosts networking events for designers, influencers, and models in the hopes of building a thriving Cleveland fashion community.

“This event is very useful,” said designer Victoria Cohen. “These are great photography opportunities, these are great business opportunities to schedule photoshoots or get clients, and just to grow as a designer.”

For Verdi-Fletcher, Fashion Talks and Ali are a breath of fresh air.

“Being inclusive can mean a lot of different things, but I think it covers the depth and breadth of what it should be in our communities, so it’s age, ethnicity, ability, everything. this, ”said Verdi-Fletcher.

Ali said they are already expecting 300 people at the parade, but this is just the start of their plans to shake things up in northeast Ohio.

“I’m really excited to be in Cleveland, and I hope to bring something new,” Ali said.

More information about the Fashion Talks show can be found here.

Jade Jarvis is a reporter for News 5 Cleveland. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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The French fashion association trains job seekers through upcycling – WWD

PARIS The Renaissance project is a matter of second chance.

The French non-profit association offers training to job seekers through a workshop that reuses designer clothes to give them a second life – an approach that attracts the attention of key players in the industry, including the Maison Alaïa, which joins forces with Renaissance on a capsule collection of recycled clothing.

On Monday evening, the association held its second annual parade to highlight the work of this year’s participants, who hope to find jobs in fashion houses after a first edition in 2020 which took place just before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, hampering the prospects of its graduates.

Models paraded the Parisian auction house Drouot in outfits celebrating the notion of gender equality, in an effort to show that upcycling is a unisex affair.

Men’s clothing has been deconstructed and transformed into women’s outfits, ranging from variations of tailored jackets to a wedding dress in solid white tulle, while women’s basics, including corsets, have been transformed into men’s wear. – think of embroidered sweatpants, lace-trimmed tops and the flowy kind. evening looks with obi sashes.

The approach seduced Marylin Fitoussi, who designs the costumes for the Netflix series “Emily in Paris” alongside the consultant Patricia Field. For season two, which was shot in Paris this summer, she dressed Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, aka marketing manager Sylvie Grateau, in a cream dress and jacket embroidered with chains from the atelier.

Behind the scenes of the Renaissance fashion show in Paris.
Laurence Laborie / Courtesy of Renaissance

This is proof of the requirement of the project, imagined by Philippe Guilet, who spent nearly a decade working as a research director alongside Jean Paul Gaultier, in addition to stints with Thierry Mugler, Karl Lagerfeld and Joseph .

After several years in the cultural sector, notably as artistic director of the French Embassy in Romania, he founded Renaissance in 2019.

Installed in a low-cost housing estate in the south of Paris, the workshop welcomed 17 trainees this year for a six-month program aimed at familiarizing them with the techniques and jargon of haute couture, the top of the fashion pyramid which rests on highly skilled workers to produce bespoke clothing.

The participants, who all earn a salary during their training period, come from as far away as Chechnya, Algeria, Morocco, Ukraine, Turkey, Guinea, Russia, Moldova, France, Ivory Coast, Afghanistan and Brazil, and include experienced tailors and absolute beginners. .

“The objective is to help them return to the job market by giving them confidence through training and by letting their talent show through, so that they can apply in sewing workshops,” Guilet said in a post. – Scorching midday, while his students quietly worked around work. tables with a radio in the background.

“Many of them arrived in France with sewing techniques, but no method. Obviously it’s quite confusing, so here we teach them how things are done, ”he added. “We speak the vocabulary of the houses, so that if they join a brand, they immediately understand the language and the hierarchy of the workshop.

A work-in-progress at the Renaissance workshop in Paris.

A work in progress at the Renaissance workshop in Paris.
Laurence Laborie / Courtesy of Renaissance

He said the initiative was welcomed by residents of the city of Vercors in Villejuif, which has battled crime – although on a recent summer afternoon, children were playing outside with their mothers. .

“There have been reports of drug and arms trafficking in this housing project, and we have been put here specifically to change mentalities,” Guilet said, noting that there had never been a theft. at the workshop. “Obviously, they can see that we are doing great things here, and that changes the gloom surrounding. “

Likewise, cultural barriers seem to fall inside the studio, with people of all religious backgrounds collaborating on the gender-fluid collection, which recalls Gaultier’s influence with men in heels and transparent dresses for women. . “Everyone leaves their cultural baggage at the door. It was not a problem, ”said Guilet.

Dressed in a white work coat, he sets the tone for the place with a mixture of stern warnings and warm encouragement. In one corner, a seamstress has assembled tubes of fabric made from flight attendant ties into a strapless dress. In another, a dressmaker’s mannequin showed a coat assembled from embroidery samples.

Guilet capitalized on a growing trend in sustainable fashion, reinforced by the introduction last year of a French law prohibiting companies from destroying unsold products. Its “Detox your Stock” program aims to help fashion brands find new uses for their inventory.

“Maison Alaïa has ordered a collection of 15 pieces made entirely from their inventory of unsold clothing and will be presented in September,” he said, noting that Monday’s runway collection was designed as a showcase to attract additional partners.

“The collection with Alaïa is causing a lot of noise, because people are wondering how a small organization that offers vocational training to the unemployed has managed to work with Alaïa on pieces that are effectively intended for sale,” he said. .

The class of 2020 at the Renaissance workshop in Paris.

The 2020 promotion at the Renaissance workshop in Paris.
Laurence Laborie / Courtesy of Renaissance

To demonstrate her skills, her team created runway outfits incorporating items such as vintage kimonos; a Yohji Yamamoto costume; a Fendi dress; a Gaultier men’s jacket, embellished with lace courtesy of wedding designer Celestina Agostino, and paint-splattered clothing provided by Chilean painter Eduardo Guelfenbein.

Some are embroidered on site, while others are embellished in India through a partnership with the Kalhath Institute, an embroidery center in India co-founded by Maximiliano Modesti and Amine Dadda, who donated 2,500 hours of embroidery by his students. to the project.

Guilet has managed to attract a number of other prominent funders, with donors ranging from prominent social figures like Jacqueline de Ribes, who donated one of her couture gowns, to businesses such as the construction company Vinci and airport operator Groupe ADP, who donated uniforms for upcycling.

Pascal Morand, executive president of the Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion, supported the initiative in a personal capacity and attended Monday’s show.

Philippe Guilet.

Philippe Guilet
Courtesy of the Renaissance

With business resuming after 18 months of coronavirus restrictions, Guilet predicts an increase in demand for skilled labor from major haute couture houses.

“Since the sector is generating a lot of interest, I ask our partners to welcome the best for internships of at least three months. If all goes well, it will lead to a more permanent job, ”he said. “If it hadn’t been for COVID-19, many of them would have already started. “

The pieces presented this week will be auctioned at Drouot in September. Many donors have expressed interest in repurchasing the outfits made from their old clothes. Guilet, meanwhile, is already thinking about the next start of the internship, which should begin in October.

“It’s a lot of work, but it’s all worth it when you see the end result,” he said. “Honestly, every morning when I come here, I am happy. It’s very rewarding for me, and I think for them too. There is such a strong and positive energy around this project that I don’t think any other job can bring me the same satisfaction.


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Victoria’s Secret angel Sara Sampaio wears lounge set from Australian fashion label Sabo Skirt

How to Get Your Hands on Victoria’s Secret Angel Sara Sampaio’s ‘Coziest Ever’ Living Room Set From Affordable Australian Fashion Brand

  • Sara Sampaio’s ‘Coziest’ Living Room Set Comes From Australian Fashion Brand
  • The 30-year-old model recently shared a two-piece photo of Sabo Skirt
  • Sara looked comfy in a $ 82 cable-knit sweater and matching shorts for $ 68

Victoria’s Secret Angel Sara Sampaio’s most comfy loungewear set is from an Australian fashion label – and it won’t break the bank.

The 30-year-old Portuguese model recently shared an Instagram photo posing in a cable-knit two-piece from Sabo Skirt, a clothing site founded in 2011 by Brisbane sisters-in-law Thessy Batsinilas and Yiota Kouzoukas.

The 5-foot-8 cover girl, who celebrated her birthday at the five-star Douro41 hotel and spa in Castelo de Paiva, northern Portugal on Sunday, said the $ 82 ‘Meli’ sweater and matching shorts at $ 68 were his most comfortable set.

Victoria’s Secret angel Sara Sampaio wears $ 82 Meli sweater and matching $ 68 shorts from Australian fashion label Sabo Skirt

Both pieces (pictured) are made from a high-quality cotton-acrylic blend, according to the Sabo Skirt website.

Both pieces (pictured) are made from a high-quality cotton-acrylic blend, according to the Sabo Skirt website.

Both pieces are made from a high-quality cotton-acrylic blend, according to the website.

The top has a high, rounded neckline, long sleeves and ribbed details along the hem and cuffs, while the shorts sit high on the waist for an ultra-flattering fit.

Sara’s photo from the set, which quickly racked up over 106,000 likes after being shared with her 7.7 million followers, drew rave responses with comments such as “divine,” “beautiful” and “you look amazing”.

Others begged her to reveal where her outfit came from, with the catwalk queen confirming it was from the Queensland-headquartered clothing brand.

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Sara Sampaio walks the runway for the Victoria’s Secret 2018 Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8 in New York City.

And Sara isn’t the only international celebrity with a fondness for Australian designs.

Earlier this year, Anglo-Kosovar popstar Rita Ora looked sensational in an affordable bikini from an Australian clothing brand as she posed for the camera outside her rental home in Sydney.

The 30-year-old singer wore a speckled two-piece from the fast fashion site White Fox Shop in two photos uploaded to Instagram on May 11.

Rita Ora poses in an Australian clothing brand two-piece bikini as she poses for the camera outside her rental home in Sydney

Rita Ora poses in an Australian clothing brand two-piece bikini as she poses for the camera outside her rental home in Sydney

The Anglo-Kosovar popstar, 30, wears a speckled two-piece from fast fashion site White Fox Boutique

The Anglo-Kosovar popstar, 30, wears a speckled two-piece from fast fashion site White Fox Boutique

The classic triangular top costs $ 49.95 while the matching bottom costs $ 39.95, for a total of just $ 89.90 – pocket change for the chart-topping artist who has temporarily moved to Australia to film. the 2021 season of The Voice.

The top is already sold out but the stockings are still available to order on the brand’s website in size XL.

Rita is the latest global celebrity to wear White Fox after Hailey Bieber, Khloe Kardashian and Paris Hilton posted photos in the brand last year.


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Bronx Fashion Week model casting for the September runway show


Bronx Fashion Week 2015 Fashion Designer: Francoise Desmangles Model: Veronica Bayb Background: No Longer Empty Exhibition Artwork by Teresa Diehl
Photo by Catherine Fonseca / Fonseca Photography via Flickr

The organizers of Bronx Fashion Week (BxFW) are planning their next fashion show, which will take place on September 18. In preparation for the show, the organizers are organizing a casting for the models on July 31.

According to its website, Bronx Fashion Week hosts some of the nation’s premier fashion events by encouraging and empowering people through fashion. Since its inception in 2013, the organization has been dedicated to “cultivating the success of established and emerging designers, as well as other talented individuals by advancing diversity and inclusiveness within the fashion industry” .

After having to cancel the Spring 2020 show, organizers of Bronx Fashion Week have now started the process of accepting designer nominations for the September 2021 show as well as organizing the next model casting call. They encourage anyone interested in either role to check out their website here and email or direct message to organizers with any questions. Contact details are listed on the website.

Flyer for the Bronx Fashion Week Fashion Show in September.
Image courtesy of Bronx Fashion Week

Organizers say Bronx Fashion Week events and programs spotlight designers, artists and models from the Bronx and surrounding areas. They say the group’s mission is to continue to create platforms and opportunities that help talented individuals build their brands, reveal their talent, and expand their networks.

Bringing people together to share their passion for fashion and give everyone an equal chance to do something for themselves in the competitive fashion industry is one of the main goals of the organization. The organizers say the group’s roots are stapled and tied to the Bronx, they really believe in the talented artist from the Bronx and they know these artists need help getting known and recognized.

Flyer for the next model casting by Bronx Fashion Week.
Image courtesy of Bronx Fashion Week

Therefore, auditions for the casting will take place on Saturday, July 31 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Confetti Party Place, 3190 Westchester Avenue in Pelham Bay. Masks are required and model coordination is provided by Andres Chulisi Rodriguez and Crystal Gomez of BxFW.

Models should wear all-black clothing, high heels and dress shoes only. Open-toed sneakers or sandals are not permitted and models are requested to arrive on time. Upon arrival, models must submit a mockup card, portfolio, and photos of the head.

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Aura Productions Announces Season 2 of Aura Fashion Week and Aura Mr, Miss & Mrs India in Goa

Jul 16, 2021 2:00 PM STI

New Delhi [India], July 16 (ANI / NewsView): Aura Productions, a leader in fashion shows, talent hunts, art and literature festivals and exhibitions, has announced the second season of its two properties.
This is Aura Fashion Week and Aura Mr, Miss and Mrs India beauty pageant.
As Fashion Week sees top designers showcase their designs on the ramp, the competition promises to be the ultimate launching pad for young aspiring models from India to help them achieve their dreams and become the the country’s next fashion icons.
After the success of the first edition of Aura Fashion Week in Delhi in March 2021, Aura Productions is preparing for the second season of its fashion show in Goa in November 2021. Meanwhile, the first season of Aura Mr , Miss and Mrs. India took place in Jaipur in March of this year with the biggest celebrities. The second season of this competition will also take place in Goa itself.
Auditions for the competition started online recently and now applicants will be shortlisted through a ground audition, to be held in Goa on Sunday July 25, 2021. The jury for the event includes Piyush Agarwal – Founding Director from Aura Productions, Meenakshi Chaudhary – director of Aura Productions, Kapil Gauhri – Fashion choreographer, Pallak Yadav – MTV Spiltsvilla X3, Bhoomika Vasishth – MTV Spiltsvilla X3 and Rohan Rajput. Aura Productions has also hired famous actor model Prince Narula for their next event.

Auditions will be in small groups of 20 to 25 participants only. All security measures will be taken into consideration in accordance with COVID-19 rules during the event. The grand finale of the competition will take place in November and the winners will be announced in three categories – Aura Mr, Miss and Mrs India. For Aura Miss India, the official designer will be Sakshi Bindra. She will also be part of the prestigious final jury. Neeta Lulla, Rajdeep Ranawat, Dhruv Sehgal and Siddhartha Bansal are other abandoned fashion designers who are expected to partner for the big event. The show will be choreographed by renowned fashion choreographer Kapil Gauhri.
Speaking about the event, Piyush Agarwal – Founding Director of Aura Productions said: “We launched our Fashion Week and our contests this year and I am very happy with the response. The Delhi event was a huge one. success and we are all set to replicate the same success in Goa. In fact, we are planning to scale it up a lot more. “
Meenakshi Chaudhary – Director of Aura Productions adds, “India is a forward-thinking country and we have a huge talent that is still untapped. So, we decided to launch this platform so that anyone can apply and to become a star.”
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From portable tents to tight-fitting swimsuits: the evolution of women’s sportswear

Written by Meredith Mendelsohn, CNN

Before the advent of designer sportswear, women’s sportswear was low on the fashion priority list. But a new exhibit shows that sportswear has long been a valuable tool for self-expression and an important path to greater liberation.

“Sports fashion: outdoor girls from 1800 to 1960” includes around 65 sets from continental Europe, the UK and the US, ranging from Victorian hunting dresses and high fashion leisure wear to bespoke team uniforms. Organized by the FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles and the American Federation of Arts, the show opens at the Frick Art Museum in Pittsburgh on July 3, before a nationwide tour through 2024.

An 1890s inline skate outfit. Credit: Courtesy of Brian Davis / FIDM Museum / American Federation of Arts

Over the past 160 years, we have seen fashion adapt to the changing sartorial needs of women as sociocultural changes have made it increasingly acceptable for them to venture outdoors and participate in physical activity. “Sportswear does not fall from the sky,” said Kevin Jones, curator of the FIDM museum, which organized the exhibition with the museum’s associate curator, Christina M. Johnson. “While we might not think of some of these sets as specific athletic wear, that’s where it all started. Women wore fashionable clothes to do outdoor activities, and as these activities went on. were developing, they had to determine in their day what would be appropriate to wear. ”

An 1820s archery set.

An 1820s archery set. Credit: Courtesy of Brian Davis / FIDM Museum / American Federation of Arts

The impetus for the show was a 1940s scarf that caught Jones’ eye at a vintage fashion show in Los Angeles in 2009, displaying 13 vignettes of stylish young women participating in different sporting activities, with the “Outdoorgirl” slogan meandering around every scene. He decides on the spot to do a show on the theme, and spends the next 12 years looking for the right sets.

They started the show in 1800, Jones explained, because perfect examples from earlier times were just too hard to come by: “Unlike a ball gown, these clothes were never meant to survive.”

Design innovation

Clothing from the early 1800s is suitable for walking in parks, gardening, and ice skating – easy and acceptable activities for women propelled outdoors by an interest in horticulture, health, and ice-skating. fresh air.

The idea of ​​a woman exercising was still taboo: In 1806, an article in the popular British magazine La Belle Assembly, taken from the show’s full catalog, warned that “the constitution of women is only suitable for women. moderate exercise; their weak arms cannot accomplish too laborious and too long continued work, and the graces cannot be reconciled with fatigue and sunburn. “

Mountaineering from the 1890s, with a subtly split skirt.

Mountaineering from the 1890s, with a subtly split skirt. Credit: Courtesy of Brian Davis / FIDM Museum / American Federation of Arts

Codes of decency have long prevented women from showing skin and body contours (too suggestive), as well as from dressing like men (too threatening). But we see some particularly creative workarounds: Progressive fashion reformers in the late 1800s invented a subtly split skirt – like looser panties – for mountaineering; while a 1912 houndstooth riding jacket could be paired with a matching apron skirt, if the wearer opted to ride a saddleback or loose breeches, which offered some modesty on horseback.

The solutions for bathing were just as innovative, although extremely cumbersome. A rare personal changing tent, patented around 1900, for example, was reportedly quickly put up by a woman as she emerged from the water to prevent onlookers from seeing the outlines of the shape under her wet clothes.

A personal changing tent from 1900.

A personal changing tent from 1900. Credit: Courtesy of Brian Davis / FIDM Museum / American Federation of Arts

Throughout much of the West, it was considered indecent, if not illegal, for women to wear pants until the early 1900s, and they were not worn very frequently until the 1920s, when designers like Coco Chanel and Jean Patou (who both have “Sporting Fashion” pieces) have made them all the rage. Around the same time, cultural changes resulted in an increase in the length of hems, as well as bare legs and backs. Hollywood was partly to blame, Jones said, but so was World War I: “After World War I and the Spanish influenza pandemic, a whole generation of men were killed, so you were left with very young people. “, he explains. “It is reflected in the fashion.”

Textile technology

The prosperity that followed World War II would open up a world of bowling, cheerleader and motorcycle teams on President Eisenhower’s new highways.

“By the time you get to the 1960s,” Jones explained, “the types of clothing that women wore as spectators or for athletic use had already been designed. What changed after that was the technology. textile.”

A sporty motorcycle outfit from the 1930s.

A sporty motorcycle outfit from the 1930s. Credit: Courtesy of Brian Davis / FIDM Museum / American Federation of Arts

But that is to say that technological advances have not been decisive along the way. Knitted wool corsets, Jones points out, were much more flexible than their bone or metal reinforced predecessors. Likewise, as women began to have more skin, lightweight machine knits became essential for swimwear, as seen in a black 1920s one-piece made by the American swimwear brand. bain Jantzen, who started making sweaters. Meanwhile, a 1930s swimsuit designed by Cole of California was made from a blend of latex woven with cotton, which allowed for a more flexible fit.

A 1930s baseball uniform with Spalding studs.

A 1930s baseball uniform with Spalding studs. Credit: Courtesy of Brian Davis / FIDM Museum / American Federation of Arts

“[Knitwear has] have been around for hundreds of years, but the types of clothing we see when women needed more ability was really about experimentation and entrepreneurial innovation, ”Jones explained.

Perhaps most surprisingly about the exhibit is that some of these athletic outfits already existed, like an 1890s cricket set or a 1910s basketball team uniform. a man was doing something and there was a woman who was interested in doing it, I guarantee she was looking for a way (to do it), and also what to wear while doing it, “Jones said. She also had to find a way to get the garment: “The basketball uniform was probably made to order by a traveling seamstress,” Jones said.

An après-ski set with ski pants from luxury Italian brand Pucci and Baruffaldi ski goggles, all from the 50s.

An après-ski set with ski pants from luxury Italian brand Pucci and Baruffaldi ski goggles, all from the 50s. Credit: Courtesy of Brian Davis / FIDM Museum / American Federation of Arts

Hard not to notice that most of these clothes belonged to well-heeled white women who had the leisure to wear them and the means to purchase them. But as tennis superstar and style icon Serena Williams observes in an introductory essay for the catalog, clothing, which once restricted women in their athletic pursuits, can be seen as a “tool to empower female athletes. , to give them a form of self-expression and individuality in a world that historically belonged to men. ”

If it is a driving force of fashion, sportswear, it turns out, is also a great democratizer.

“Sports fashion: outdoor girls from 1800 to 1960” is at the Frick Art Museum in Pittsburgh from July 3, 2021 to September 26, 2021.
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