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Get the Look: Street Style Tips from Paris Fashion Week

Street Style, Fall Winter 2020, Paris Fashion Week, France – February 25, 2020 | Source: Cornel Cristian/Shutterstock

Puffer jackets, pants worn under the skirt or the long jacket, micro handbags, heels with round toes, Paris Fashion Week took style to the streets this year and showed how bold style choices can completely change your vogue.

The concept of street style was on everyone’s lips this year, from the catwalks to the streets of Paris, the explosion of different colors and mixed style outfits meant everyone looked comfortably chic.

Here’s a guide to some street style clothing and accessories and how to incorporate them into your outfit.

The scarf

The resurgence of the headscarf has given many outfits a French girlish touch, with silk scarves being attached to handbags and draped from the pockets of trench coats.

These versatile accessories are a mainstay of French street fashion, they have made numerous appearances at fashion week, even on the catwalks, mingling with the crowd of influencers and photographers.

Add a splash of color and movement with the inclusion of a scarf to achieve the fresh, carefree look connoisseurs seek.

Bold Fur Jumpsuits

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The street style look is street smart, we see neutral colors offset by checks by day and racy feathers and furs by night.

Adding sequined dresses under a showy fur coat or smooth trench coat gives the garment a multi-dimensional appeal that screams courage and intricacy.

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The humble Ugg-boot is a street style staple, a thigh-high variant that has made more than one appearance in Paris in the past month.

Warm and comfy like your favorite pair of socks, but not slowed down by a trip outside or on wet grass, these sturdy yet comfortable foot covers will have you hitting the party and coming home in style .

Urban style platform shoes
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Always practical, followers of the street style look will wear huge padded boots to easily cross whatever the urban jungle throws at them.

But street style is dynamic and this functionality becomes less evident at formal events and formal occasions where soaring platforms and stilettos become the order of the day.

Eclectic Layers

Urban Style Layers
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Wild mixes of different styles and textures give street style its versatility, and a sense of organized chaos emerges when multiple layers boldly contrast each other.

Jackets over sweaters, leggings and even frilly tulle additions to a boring outfit will make it pop, influencers and fashionistas obviously agree.

The clash of comfort clothes and party pieces allows the wearer to exude a confident air of eccentric intelligence, indifferent to the opinions and preconceptions of others about how clothes should be worn.

Paris Fashion Week has shown us that the rules are being broken in the world of haute couture, with the trend of street style outfits signaling style and current fashion at hand.

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Rwandan designer on her promotion to Swedish fashion brand H&M | The new times

Fashion designer Sandrine Gisa made history last week after being appointed head of the Visual Merchandising Group (VMG) at Hennes & Mauritz, a Swedish multinational clothing company based in Stockholm which focuses on fast fashion clothing for men, women, teenagers and children.

As of November 2019, H&M is present in 74 countries with more than 5,000 stores under the company’s various brands, with 126,000 full-time equivalent positions.

The Muhanga-born designer, who now lives in Gävleborg, a town in southern Sweden three hours from the capital Stockholm, is the youngest to hold such a position at just 29, which people say , became a huge problem as the last youngster to lead the global department had done so at 42.

In an interview with new times, Gisa talks about becoming the first Rwandan to work for the global fashion brand and what it means for her and the Rwandan fashion industry in general.

Excerpts:

What powers do you hold in your new appointment at H&M?

I manage the visual merchandises (MD) department. H&M has so many departments and every design it’s ever done has to go through visual design before it becomes something people buy. It must be approved by the visual design department before going into production.

The fact that H&M is a global company headquartered here in Stockholm means that all decisions made must be implemented in all H&M stores, of which there are more than 5,000 worldwide.

When I got the job, it scared me a little when I realized that the decision our team is going to make will be global.

What does your appointment in such a big fashion brand like H&M mean for you as a designer and for the fashion industry in Rwanda?

When I was appointed in December, I went home and told my mother and my brothers. I just thought the job wasn’t a big deal until I started seeing people at the company so excited, saying there were people who had been with the company for over 35 years but never managed to return to the post.

I started to take things seriously when one of my bosses said to me ‘did you know that you are the first and the youngest woman to hold this position, especially from Africa? Your country should be proud of you!

Since then, I understood why people see it as something huge for me and for the Rwandan fashion industry in general.

Honestly, I’m a person who believes in actions over words. I like to take things slowly and let actions speak for me because I have people who have always doubted me.

So the position really means a lot to me personally or to my country.

How was your journey in fashion until H&M appointed you?

My mother is a seamstress, I grew up watching her do this for a living. She still helps me on my journey. I remember designing all the collections I presented at Kigali International Fashion Week in 2019.

So I grew up with the dream and passion of one day becoming a designer to the point that I tore up the clothes she bought for me to give them my favorite designs. We were arguing about it but I insisted, and then she had no choice but to teach me how it was done.

With the passion, I now have a master’s degree in fashion business and I happened to work at H&M during my internship as a tailor. Since then, we have become familiar. It is very difficult to work in a big company. With passion, I started working for them as a saleswoman in their store, and after finishing my studies, I joined their design team.

I didn’t go that far because I come from a wealthy family, but that’s all I told my dad and he never doubts me. I’m not the best in the whole company but God made me the chosen one.

Do your new responsibilities force you to stop your career as a fashion designer?

Yes, I have no choice but to quit because I’m supposed to work closely with them.

However, my goal is to one day own such a great company to develop and help my country because as a designer I personally watch how things are done and later see how we transfer skills because we have so many story that we could put into a design that can inspire people around the world.

How do you think this step can inspire the fashion industry in Rwanda and the African industry in general?

I think it can inspire Rwandan fashion and the African fashion industry because we have so much in us that people see but we fail to recognize ourselves.

Because in everything we do, we do it as an African native that when someone sees it, they get inspired and it’s sad that other people take advantage of our ideas. I would like to see the same happen not only in my country but in Africa as a whole. I would like this to happen in Africa too, especially in my home country, because we have so much to offer people who just think of genocide while our name always comes up.

What major fashion events have you attended during your career as a designer?

I represented Sweden at the Kigali International Fashion Week in 2019 in Kigali then in 2020 in Tokyo.

Other events where I have presented my collections include Scandinavia Fashion Week in Scandinavian countries.

But for now, for the sake of my new job, I can’t continue doing it because I’m no longer allowed to present at other fashion events because to avoid conflicts with employers, I might copy their creations.

Why do you think visual design is important to becoming a successful designer?

Visual merchandising design moves with the times. People used to make visual designs and presentations on papers, but they easily lost them or the papers got old. But, in the digital age, you can create your visual designs on your laptop and protect them from those who want to copy them.

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Beauty and fashion leaders create their own space

Beauty line and fashion retail leaders agree that while the industry has grown more diverse and racially inclusive in recent years, there is still a lot of work to be done.

A panel discussion titled “L’Oreal: Representation in Beauty” took place on Momentary Saturday as part of NWA Fashion Week.

Angel Beasley, director of specialty hair for Walmart, who also leads diversity and inclusion for all of Walmart Beauty, moderated the discussion.

Beasley first asked the panelists to discuss what it’s like to be a minority in the worlds of beauty and fashion and what drives them to lean in and pursue their craft.

Korto Momolu, a fashion designer who appeared on the fifth season of “Project Runway” and now resides in Little Rock, said she thinks it’s important to use her voice to represent herself, as well than other immigrants and the Arkansans.

As a Liberian, Momolu says she sometimes comes up against negative attitudes about her past as an immigrant, but she would like more people to understand that she considers Arkansas her home and a place to be. work hard.

Kendall Dorsey, a celebrity hairstylist who worked backstage at NWA Fashion Week, said he was definitely in spaces where he felt different and was the only person of color in the room.

“At first I felt like I had ‘made it’, but then I had to find my way through this lifestyle,” Dorsey said. Now that he has achieved some level of recognition, he hopes to champion others in a similar position, other black creatives from small towns or rural parts of the country, in hopes that they can find platforms and places to cultivate their talent.

“I worked so hard for every nook and cranny that came my way,” Dorsey said. “I wanted to be seen.”

Each panelist has faced their own challenges in establishing themselves in the beauty industry. For Dorsey, one of those moments was an unwelcome comment about her personal style. He was called intimidating and aloof, which affected him for years until he made peace with not having to “fit in” everywhere.

Tenaj Ferguson, director of marketing for Loreal, particularly in the area of ​​multicultural beauty, said she spends a lot of time thinking about how to approach diverse consumers and welcome them to the brand. She felt defeated in her past work when she had an idea, presented it but was not heard.

Ferguson said there’s a difference between inviting diverse voices to the table and actually asking them what they think, as well as acknowledging and empowering them.

Momolu’s toughest moment came when she had the opportunity to present a collection to Neiman Marcus shoppers in New York. She had reinvested all of her funds into her brand to make it happen and found herself on a shoestring budget, but the meeting was dismissive, telling her to come back with a different collection next season. This inspired her to stick to her instincts and do things her way.

Let’s be “stronger with our voices”, said Momolu. “When we walk into these rooms, if there’s no table for us, let’s make our own out of scraps of fabric. I did it my way. Artists, stand up for what you believe in.”

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FW22 Fashion Week Style Of “Euphoria” Cast, Ranked

Miu Miu’s micro-mini skirt and adidas x Gucci collab are undeniably eye-catching for the fashion heart, but the industry is simultaneously entangled in a love affair with the cast of hit-and-miss Euphoria. fall-winter 2022 fashion month.

While EuphoriaIG villain and cool vintage outfits are the stuff of high school staff’s worst nightmares, the looks are an essential cornerstone of the top-rated show, especially for TikTokers.

But, the gag is – most actors are just as stylish IRL.

The Euphoria cast took over fashion month, gracing the front rows and even walking for brands like Prada, Blumarine and Bottega Veneta, to name a few.

From superstars to “happy to be here” non-enthusiasts, we’ve ranked the Euphoria the cast’s off-screen fashion month style from best to worst.

1. Zendaya: the “it” girl

Naturally, Zendaya, the latest face of Valentino, attended the house show on March 6.

After her Valentino Rendez-vous campaign, the Emmy-winning actress did it again with a dazzling pink number. I mean, you can never wear too much pink at Valentino’s pink show for their pink collection, can you? By the way, did I mention the collection was pink?

Either way, her sophisticated and chic look single-handedly won fashion week — another win for Zendaya and her CFDA Fashion Icon credentials.

2. Chloe Cherry: Breakout Star

While the internet can’t stop talking about Chloe Cherry’s lips, the catwalk can’t live without it.

During FW22 Fashion Month, the Euphoria star became an industry eye candy, walking and attending shows for LaQuan Smith, Blumarine, David Koma, Fashion East, Supriya Lele and GCDS.

It’s safe to say that Cherry is now a fashion girl, luscious lips or not.

3. Alexa Demie: Queen Balenciaga

Although I wish Alexa Demie made more appearances at fashion week, her Balenciaga FW22 moment satisfied my craving.

Micro bongs? The leather skirt-over-pants combo? Maddie’s goth energy? Alexa Demie was the moment at Balenciaga – especially for her fans who chanted her name and Maddie’s iconic Season 2 line “you better be kidding” outside of the show.

4. Angus Cloud: king of underrated style

I mean, who doesn’t love Angus Cloud? As EuphoriaAn underrated style hero, Cloud is also fashion’s off-screen gem.

During fashion week’s epic events, the Highsnobiety FRONTPAGE interviewee gave us some iconic moments, including sharing her Cheetos with fellow Coachettes Tommy Dorfman, Megan Thee Stallion and Rina Sawayama during the show.

Not to mention, he and Maude Apatow served up much-needed “Fexi” content, matching tartan ensembles at the Thom Browne FW22 presentation.

Moments in style are one thing but big bonus points for Cloud’s Cheeto moment – the behavior of the king.

5. Hunter Schafer: The Grand Finale

Hunter Schafer was the grand finale of Prada’s FW22 show, creating a proud moment for mums – Schafer’s mother was on hand to support her daughter’s Prada debut.

Not to mention, she also closed out the Gogo Graham FW22 show with a comfy ultra-oversized jacket and teddy bear hand accessory. Ah, talk about an elegant “night night” to the spectators.

6. Jacob Elordi: the bag hunter

At the Burberry and Bottega Veneta runways, Jacob Elordi gave us some tasteful bag action.

Between the matching Burberry jacket-bag combo and the Bottega intreccio leather shoulder bag, I have to say that Elordi’s handbag saga has been quite a sight to watch, adding promising excitement to her monotonous looks.

Although Elordi sadly ditched a handbag for Saint Laurent’s FW22, I’m here for the times it’s in its bag (literally).

7. Maude Apatow: Fashion Week Director

While our 2020 FRONTPAGE guest Maude Apatow attended the Saint Laurent show with teammates Dominic Fike and Jacob Elordi, her actual looks were pretty uneventful.

However, Apatow’s real moment of brilliance came when she channeled an IRL director Lexi while hosting a panel for Rodarte during New York Fashion Week.

8. Storm Reid: The Prada Girl

As a personal fan of rising star Storm Reid in the fashion industry, I longed for more style moments at FW22 events.

Reid is apparently going through her Prada girl phase, wearing several Prada looks in recent weeks, including the sunshine-yellow Prada outfit she flexed during the brand’s FW22 show.

Considering that Prada’s yellow number was the only truly jaw-dropping look of fashion month, it’ll have to do until her next style moment. We want more!

9. Dominic Fike: “Just happy to be here”

As for musician Dominic Fike, he was just “happy to be there”, according to an interview he gave at the Saint Laurent show.

Like his Euphoria character, the “Phone Numbers” artist was a mystery man during fashion week, wearing mostly monotonous all-black looks. While he claimed to be happy to be engulfed in the fashion festivities, he mostly gave off an “I’d rather be anywhere but here” vibe.

As an editor who barely survived fashion week, I can say: I get it, Fike.

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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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Paris Jackson turns heads during Paris Fashion Week

Paris-Jackson is back in Paris, and of course, in style!

The 23-year-old model, daughter of the deceased michael jacksonturns heads disabled the track with a rare appearance at Vivienne WestwoodWomen’s fall/winter 2022/2023 show on Saturday March 5, during Paris Fashion Week.

Paris, who is also a singer, wore a multicolored polka dot strapless dress with a purple belt and a thigh-high slit, paired with strappy black pumps, as she sat at the event with another model and designer of fashion. Kailand Morriswho also has a famous musician father—Stevie Wonder. Paris and Kailand also hung out with Vivienne herself at the show, which featured catwalk appearances from sisters. Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid.

Paris also showcased a chic look at the Westwood Womenswear Spring/Summer 2022 show during Paris Fashion Week last October.

In a recent cover interview with luxury retailer LUISAVIAROMA LVR magazinepublished in its Spring 2022 issue, Paris detailed her personal style.

“I’ve had the same style since high school: a combination of the 60s, 70s and 90s,” she said. “I like bell bottoms, earth tones, Doc Martens, ripped leggings and everyday band tees. It’s bohemian grunge. »

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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/BFA.com

. . . 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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12 next-gen influencers to follow, according to Instagram’s French Style Guru

The #ParisianStyle hashtag has been used 4.5 million times on Instagram. That’s less than #ootd, or “outfit of the day,” which garnered 397 million mentions, but more than #AvocadoToast at two million. Many of the accompanying tagged looks are taken from the near-mythical “French-Girl Style” playbook, featuring an easy-to-reproduce combination of a tailored jacket, skinny jeans, and a pair of Isabel ankle boots. Marching. But, lately, the images have started to look different.

Neon shades, clashing prints, chunky platforms, miniskirts cut to the thighs: the Parisian style model is undergoing a major overhaul. And the type of person who once embodied him – a thin, white, disheveled BoBo living in a parquet floor apartment in Saint Germain-des-Près – is no longer in mind. The new generation of Parisian goes through scooter (electric scooter) with an oval-shaped Coperni Sac Swipe thrown over his shoulder. Skinny jeans were ditched in favor of vintage Levi’s with wide legs and crisp white shirts replaced by sexy little Jacquemus cut-out bodysuits. At night, she — or him, or them, because it’s an inclusive style philosophy — hides her chunky-soled Bottega Veneta boots in favor of neon-green Attico mules. Breton? Faded away.

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Clara Cornet, Instagram’s Head of Fashion and Beauty Strategic Partners for Southern Europe, maps the change. “I strongly believe in a more inclusive and diverse French style that is gaining visibility and momentum,” she says, speaking on Zoom from her apartment in Paris, where everyone’s favorite selfie mirror, Ettore’s Ultrafragola scribble Sottsass, can be seen in the background. “It’s more exciting right now to show more creativity, more risk-taking, more authenticity.” She includes herself in this cohort, despite the fact that today she wears a Totême turtleneck with navy and white stripes. She laughs and rolls her eyes. “May the record reflect that Clara is wearing a Breton striped jumper!”

Cornet’s wardrobe choices are usually a little more out there, much to the delight of her 36,000 followers. The last time I saw her, at an Instagram event in January at the Dover Street Market event space in Paris, she wore a lime-green pussy-bow blouse and a black Balenciaga skirt suit. Her wardrobe includes cut-out vinyl Courrèges mini dresses and puffy Cecilie Bahnsen blouses, Simone Rocha embellished coats and vinyl Amina Muaddi heels. It’s a bubbling mix fueled by what she describes as a “falling for somethingbuying habit (a spontaneous approach that we Brits might call ‘love at first sight’, where you just can’t resist buying) that is nonetheless informed by more than a decade as a as a fashion buyer. She started at Galeries Lafayette in her native Paris, then ran Stateside at Opening Ceremony and The Webster, then returned to Galeries Lafayette, where she served as Creative and Merchandising Director.

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She joined Instagram in 2020 and now works alongside Fashion Partnerships Director Eva Chen. It was obvious: Cornet started posting on the application in May 2012 (“I remember my first post very well: it was the Daniel Buren exhibition at the Grand Palais”) and used it to discover new buyer talents. For example, she first found Coperni duo Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant on Facebook, but contacted them via Instagram DM, before finally buying their collection for Opening Ceremony. She still uses it as inspiration to shop, as do more than half of people who open the app. “It speaks volumes about our audience’s appetite for seeking fashion content, inspiration and commerce,” she points out. “What is most exciting for me is that Instagram is also [creates] bridges with small and medium-sized companies or emerging designers capable of sharing space and sharing public attention.

Naturally, Cornet believes the app has a vital role to play in democratizing the haughty image of French fashion. “I love following profiles of people who have their own identity,” she says. “They’re all unique, they have opinions for some which are exciting to read and interact with, and they have a very personal way of styling in a surprising way.” How can things still progress? “It can start with everyone letting go, letting go of their perfect flow, and sharing more authentic stories, not being afraid to take risks and share your challenges.”

Here, Cornet shares her favorite proponents of next-gen Parisienne style to add to your feed this Paris Fashion Week.

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Children of famous fashion brands go their own way

MILAN — When Alice Etro was a little girl, she used to spend hours after school with her father, Kean Etro, creative director of Etro menswear, playing with fabric swatches in the design studio of the fashion brand in which his grandfather Gimmo started. 1968. She creates clothes from scraps for her dolls and plays with the tubes of rolls of fabric.

“I loved everything,” she said. She remembers the thrill of watching a parade and walking alone with her parents. “I wanted to be him,” she added, of her designer dad. She was expected to follow in his footsteps and join the family business, just as he and his three siblings had followed their parents. As, indeed, has been the norm among many Italian fashion dynasties.

There is an expression in Italian – “capitalismo familiare” or family capitalism – which refers to the transmission of a private enterprise from one generation to the next, said Matteo Persivale, special correspondent for the Corriere della Sera newspaper. For decades, this has been the rule in fashion where brand stewardship has been passed down like a well-guarded saffron risotto recipe or a chalet in Cortina.

Angela, Luca and Vittorio Missoni took over from their parents, Rosita and Ottavio, the founders of Missoni, for example. Silvia Fendi is a third-generation Fendi, working in the company her grandparents Adele and Edoardo founded in 1925 (and her daughter, Delfina Delettrez Fendi, is now artistic director of jewelry). James Ferragamo, third-generation descendant of Salvatore Ferragamo, the founder of Ferragamo, is director of brand, product and communications for the family business. And one of the fourth generation of Zegna, Edoardo Zegna, is in the running to take over the brand, created in 1910 by Ermenegildo Zegna.

Entering the family business was such a common practice, says Laudomia Pucci, the daughter of Emilio Pucci, that even when she worked for Hubert de Givenchy in the late 1980s in Paris, he always told her: “Soon you will come back home to take over your father’s business. She did, in 1989, and described the concept of taking on the mantle of the family business as “quite normal and organic.”

But a combination of the globalization of luxury, which has led many family businesses to sell stakes to conglomerates or become publicly traded entities to survive, and the blurring of lines between all creative disciplines, has changed the narrative.

Increasingly, the next generation of big luxury families – often referred to as “figli d’arte”, a term referring to a child who inherits a parent’s profession, usually in the arts – is looking ahead. beyond the ancestral parapet, applying what she learned while growing up in one creative sector to work in another.

Ms. Etro, for example, 34, studied fashion design at Istituto Marangoni, one of Milan’s leading fashion schools, and spent around 10 years at another family sewing and textile company, Larusmiani. (where his uncle Guglielmo Miani is general manager).

But in 2019, rather than joining Etro as she had imagined, Ms Etro became the creative director of Westwing Italia, one of 11 national sites operated by a European interiors e-commerce retailer specializing in daily newsletters. offering a world of shopping. household items, from bed linen to dishes.

“I prefer mass over niche,” Ms. Etro said. “Luxury should be for everyone. It doesn’t have to be expensive and out of reach. Her family has been supportive of her decision to branch out, she continued, noting that these are times like the time she spent as a child in her grandmother Ghighi Miani’s atmospheric Milanese home, with its maximalist interiors, who ultimately perhaps inspired her the most.

Alessandro Marinella, 27, a fourth-generation member of the family that founded E. Marinella, the Neapolitan company known for making printed silk ties dear to President Barack Obama, is not only helping the brand grow in the field digital, but focuses on something he considers just as ingrained in the tradition of luxury as ties: food.

In 2019, Mr. Marinella co-founded Marchio Verificato, which produces, certifies and supplies Italian specialty foods. The company not only distributes some of the best Italian produce to shops and restaurants, but grows crops in the traditional way: for example, its Vesuvio Piennolo tomatoes are grown in volcanic soil, then strung on hemp threads, tied in circles and kept dry for months. .

“Eating well is important,” Mr. Marinella said, “but where and how also denotes a kind of social status.”

Technology too, according to Francesca Versace, 39, daughter of Santo Versace, brother of Donatella and founder of the Gianni brand. As a result, she traded her ready-to-wear birthright for the chance to start an NFT business.

“My love for fashion will never diminish; it’s in my heart,” she said of her family’s accomplishments. But she thinks the zeitgeist has changed.

“My gut tells me it’s time to move to the new space,” she said, referring to the metaverse. “It’s more of a cultural change than a technological one.

Later this spring, she and her partners plan to unveil Public Pressure, an NFT marketplace with an in-house NFT creative studio to help musicians, brands, and movie studios conceptualize NFT campaigns. The company – founded by Ms. Versace; Giulia Maresca, former designer of Christian Louboutin and Tod’s; Sergio Mottola, a blockchain entrepreneur; and music industry insider Alfredo Violante — is destined, Ms. Versace said, to recreate the Versace razzmatazz she remembers from her family’s fashion shows, but in the digital space.

Likewise, Larissa Castellano Pucci, 34, daughter of Laudomia and granddaughter of Emilio, thinks the future is virtual. She studied information science at Cornell University and worked as a 3D artist for Satore Studio, a creative company in London, rather than going into the family brand (which, anyway, was acquired by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton in 2000). And in January, Ms. Pucci released her first collection on DressX, a digital-only clothing retail platform.

Called Marea, the collection included garments that shimmer like fish scales, seaweed-like billowing hems, and dresses produced from tiny digital seashells. It is now set to be part of Crypto Fashion Week, a week-long event in March dedicated to blockchain-powered digital fashion.

“It’s rare for someone so junior to have creative carte blanche,” Ms. Pucci said of the appeal of working with DressX, rather than a traditional atelier. In the real world, “it’s almost impossible to create something completely new as a young designer” because costs and small production runs hold you back.

This spring, FouLara, Ms. Pucci’s scarf brand, plans to launch an NFT minting service to allow users to design and mint custom NFT prints.

Laudomia Pucci said she was thrilled Larissa was trying something that resonated with her and her generation – and she thinks Emilio Pucci would have looked on with affection too. “It’s necessary in Italy,” she said. “We have to look to the future, not just to our great past.”

Her daughter agreed. “If you come from a background that has so many things, you follow in the footsteps or try to forge your own identity,” Ms. Pucci said. “Otherwise, it is abusive. I can only re-imagine my legacy; I can’t escape it.

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LFW street style to inspire your wardrobe this week

Whenever fashion week rolls around, we like to celebrate the event in all its glory, including its inimitable street style. As the catwalks return to London once again, this time for designers to showcase their Autumn/Winter 2022 collections, we’re looking to the UK capital to seek sartorial inspiration directly from the streets.

It’s especially exciting after the past two years, where fashion week has been suspended due to the pandemic. A recent easing of restrictions in the four major fashion capitals has allowed fashion week to take place in a physical setting – meaning many designers are returning to a physical catwalk and, with that, many well-attended guests. dressed are seated in the audience.

It sounds like a very exciting and optimistic time for fashion, a sentiment that is certainly reflected in this season’s street style. We saw attendees experiment more than ever, proving that we all fully embrace the return of fashion week and the opportunity to get dressed.

It’s this freedom to express ourselves that makes London Fashion Week so incredibly exciting. Some of the most stylish women in town have already said Bazaar how they like that there are no limits when it comes to fashion here.

“There is no limit to what you can experiment with and it has allowed me – especially as a youngster in fashion – to find what I can now define as my style,” explained Anna Vitiello. “I’ve always loved volumes and couture-inspired pieces and living in London means I can be as flamboyant as I want, without ever feeling judged or watched. In the same breath, a lot of Londoners are very laid-back – never do too much stand up or look too much, try hard – and do it really well too.”

Here we feature our favorite street style ensembles from London Fashion Week this season, with tips on how to apply the looks to your own wardrobe.

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The youngest Indian designer to present his collection at Paris Fashion Week

It’s a dream come true for Binal Patel, designer and founder of ‘TheRealB’, who is set to present her collection at Paris Fashion Week on February 28.

Binal is 25 years old and the founder of a local ready-to-wear brand that embraces authenticity in craftsmanship, fabrics, colors and culture. The label caters to an ever-changing aesthetic of real confident beauties and is available through online and offline platforms on its official website and e-commerce sites like Nykaa Luxe, Salt Studio, Asos, ZoWed, Aza Fashions, Pernia’s Pop up, Azra, Deccan, the house of labels.

Ahead of her show in Paris, Binal talks to IANSlife about what it’s like to show off her designs at one of fashion’s biggest events. Read excerpts:

Q: How is it to be part of Paris Fashion Week?

A: When Flying Solo approached us to participate in Paris Fashion Week, we were thrilled! It gave wings to my whole team who supported me from day one through the ups and downs. It is literally a concrete example of “A dream come true”. And I’m quite proud of myself and my team because our efforts have paid off. This is a proud moment for India.

Q: What can we expect from the collection?

A: Well, that’s a surprise! But to give you some clues, the collection will have twists and turns with bold and fun designs that will make you feel sexier. And that is, “Why should only girls have fun?”

Q: What kinds of surface textures and techniques can we expect?

A: The collection will feature a touch of texture and sheer fabrics as well as animal prints. Again, the rest is surprise, we will see a lot of fun and innovation on the track.

Q: Are you a fan of slow or fast fashion?

A: I’m a big believer in slow fashion, in addition to designing luxurious styles, creating a conscious and sustainable clothing line is also of the utmost importance to me.

Q: What is your design philosophy?

A: Nature has always been the inspiration behind all my collections, all my designs are imbued with elements of nature. Creating bold, tailored fashion is my design philosophy, but again, as I mentioned, creating conscious clothing will always be my priority. We have designs made from orange peel, regenerated nylon, banana cloth, milk cloth and more.

Q: Are you all nervous or super excited about the screening?

A: There are mixed feelings, half of me dances and jumps with enthusiasm while the other half spends restless nights because I want to create the right impression.

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Sabrina Elba flaunts her quirky sense of style in a navy jumpsuit for the LFW Richard Quinn show

Sabrina Elba flaunts her quirky sense of style in a navy jumpsuit as she arrives for the Richard Quinn show at London Fashion Week










She has been married to idol actor Idris since 2019.

And Sabrina Elba showed off her quirky sense of style as she joined a slew of stars at the Richard Quinn show during London Fashion Week on Saturday.

The model, 33, cut a relaxed figure in the relaxed zip-up one-piece paired with black lace-up boots as she arrived for the event.

Comfortable! Sabrina Elba showed off her quirky sense of style as she joined a host of stars at the Richard Quinn show during London Fashion Week on Saturday

Escaping the traditional glamorous dress worn by so many stars, Sabrina sported the comfortable dark blue jumpsuit with a simple black shoulder bag.

Beaming as she arrived for the show, she accessorized her look with chunky black boots.

Designer Richard is known for his range of eclectic prints and floral designers, and in 2018 his show became the first show attended by Queen Elizabeth II.

Simple: The model cut a relaxed figure in the relaxed zip-up one-piece paired with black lace-up boots as she arrived for the event

Simple: The model cut a relaxed figure in the relaxed zip-up one-piece paired with black lace-up boots as she arrived for the event

Simple: Escaping the traditional glamorous dress worn by so many stars, Sabrina sported the comfortable dark blue jumpsuit with a simple black shoulder bag

Simple: Escaping the traditional glamorous dress worn by so many stars, Sabrina sported the comfortable dark blue jumpsuit with a simple black shoulder bag

Sabrina and Idris exchanged vows at the Ksar Char Bagh hotel in Marrakech surrounded by 150 of their loved ones in April 2019.

Last summer, the married couple opened up about how their marriage was “always growing, changing and evolving.”

They explained that they are “learning every day” and want to share their experience with others by openly exploring their relationship on their Coupledom podcast.

Speaking to People, Idris explained that after two previous marriages, “I said I would never marry again and here I was about to marry Sabrina, and we really wondered why. ”

Low-key: Radiant as she arrived for the show, she accessorized her look with chunky black boots

Low-key: Radiant as she arrived for the show, she accessorized her look with chunky black boots

Happy: Inside the show, Sabrina was seen posing with fellow fashion favorite Jourdan Dunn

Happy: Inside the show, Sabrina was seen posing with fellow fashion favorite Jourdan Dunn

After meeting Sabrina in 2017 at a Vancouver jazz bar, the actor gushed: “We started dating and I fell head over heels. ‘Everyone was like, ‘Hey man, you seem so much happier.’

“I didn’t know I was, but the truth is, it really sparked a lot of conversations about how a partnership can bring out the best in you.”

Speaking about why they decided to dive into their relationship on a podcast, he insisted, “We learn every day that sharing is a good thing.”

Sabrina described their marriage as “constantly growing, changing and evolving”, explaining that they are not only newlyweds, but also new business partners.

She gushed: ‘Idris is my best friend. I want to be with this guy every day of my life, so it’s really awesome to be able to see what this turns into.

Mr and Mrs: Sabrina and actor Idris exchanged their vows at the Ksar Char Bagh hotel in Marrakech surrounded by 150 of their relatives in April 2019

Mr and Mrs: Sabrina and actor Idris exchanged their vows at the Ksar Char Bagh hotel in Marrakech surrounded by 150 of their relatives in April 2019

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The Peninsula designer and entrepreneur has a real passion for fashion – Peace Arch News

Where will the next new wave of fashion come from?

It may be the Semiahmoo Peninsula, courtesy of Serena Kealy, a recent graduate of Earl Marriott Secondary (and last year’s valedictorian).

Now a full-time student at UBC and UBC’s Sauder Business School, the 18-year-old, raised in South Surrey and White Rock, has just booked her first show for Vancouver Fashion Week in April.

Fashion design is my passion and I studied it all through high school, winning local competitions,” she said. Peace Ark News.

“I am incredibly honored and thrilled to have this opportunity at such a young age,” Kealy said, noting the unwavering support of her family, including younger sister Julia, and her extended family, as well as the encouragement and support. mentorship from her textile teachers throughout her education. school years.

“I first discovered my love for fashion when I was in 7th grade, when a wonderful family friend taught me how to sew and mentored me,” she said.

“I started studying textiles every year as part of my home economics elective. I realized it was something I could do as a career and something I could create my own brand with.

That brand is ‘Chalanse’ and it – and more specifically a new collection of eight looks – will be showcased at the April event, for which specific dates are still being finalized.

Chalanse encompasses the original custom apparel it designs, sews and markets, as well as a line of accessories, manufactured graphic t-shirts and cohesive clothing collections.

Her concept is her own very personal interpretation of “business casual” clothing, in which she can take the classic structural elements of traditional clothing, but transform them through her love of fabrics and textiles to include unexpected and luxurious choices – silk for a suit, for example, or bold pink instead of formal black, or combining “strong, bold shapes with delicate, feminine styling.”

Kealy created Chalanse — the word is a play on “nonchalance,” incorporating an “S” for her first initial — about two years ago when she was still at Marriott.

Rather than studied casualness, her garments are meant to evoke a sense of “confidence and commitment” from the wearer, Kealy explained.

She considers herself lucky that although she started the business at the start of the pandemic, she has been able to connect with individual clients over the past two summers for whom she has handcrafted individual pieces, gaining valuable first-hand experience along the way. .

“The way people like to feel in clothes and the way they like them to fit helps me refine my clothes,” she said.

It helps that she discovered she had an affinity for business too, she acknowledged.

“I not only love being a fashion designer, but also being an entrepreneur,” she said. “I realized that this is something I want to do for the rest of my life. Every day, while sewing, I fall more and more in love with my job.

Studying business at UBC gave Kealy additional skills in developing contacts, which gave her the courage to approach the organizers of Vancouver Fashion Week and present her collection to them.

It didn’t hurt, she said she was a longtime follower of the event.

“I dream big,” she said. “And having my own collection at Vancouver Fashion Week has long been a dream of mine.”

She admits to having “butterflies” thinking that her creations are going to be presented in such a prestigious forum.

“Once in a while I have to go somewhere and do my happy dance,” she laughed.

And the next big dream?

“I’m thinking of doing international fashion weeks, going to New York and Paris,” she said.

“It would also be great to have the opportunity to work in costume design.”

In the meantime, she said, she knows she must continue to hone her craft in “practice, practice, practice” – even though her mature approach leaves no doubt that she will have the focus and the discipline needed to go the distance in his choice. profession.

“I’m still a work in progress,” she added with a laugh.

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Entertainment News Roundup: The Blonds wrap up New York Fashion Week with a scintillating show; Brad Pitt sues his ex-wife Angelina Jolie for selling a stake in a French vineyard and more

Below is a summary of the entertainment news briefs.

The Blonds close New York Fashion Week with a scintillating show

Designer duo The Blonds wrapped up New York Fashion Week on Wednesday with a glittering show of hand-stitched outfits covered in laser-cut crystals, glittering heels and jewels. The brand, which co-designer Phillipe Blond described as extremely over-the-top, bubbly and dangerous, drew inspiration from vampires and The Matrix for its fall 2022 collection.

Ten million Americans tune in to watch Olympic figure skating drama

15-year-old Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva’s failing performance during Thursday night’s long routine drew an audience of 10.3 million on Olympic TV and NBCUniversal’s digital broadcasts, figures show. of the network. The U.S. prime-time replay of the skating competition drew 1.4 million more viewers than the previous night’s Olympic coverage, NBC said.

Rupert Murdoch family documentary slated for CNN+ streaming service

A new documentary series, “The Murdochs: Empire of Influence,” will premiere on CNN+ when the streaming subscription service launches in the spring, the company announced Thursday. The series is based on the New York Times Magazine article by Jonathan Mahler and Jim Rutenberg titled “How Rupert Murdoch’s Empire of Influence Remade the World”, which examined the legacy of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

The Oscars will require COVID tests for all, vaccines for most

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will require attendees of the 94th Academy Awards in March to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination and at least two negative PCR test results, a person with knowledge said Thursday. the subject. Performers and presenters with the film industry’s highest honors must also undergo polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, but will not need to show proof of vaccination, the source said.

Paul McCartney announces a 14-date US tour, first concerts since 2019

Sir Paul McCartney plans to kick off a 14-date US concert tour of the Pacific Northwest this spring, marking his first streak of live performances since wrapping up a world tour in 2019, the former Beatle announced on Friday. . The “Got Back” tour will open April 28 in Spokane, Wash., McCartney’s first show in that city, followed by back-to-back shows at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena on May 2 and 3, according to the published tour schedule. on its official website.

Brad Pitt is suing his ex-wife Angelina Jolie for selling a stake in a French vineyard

Brad Pitt has sued his ex-wife Angelina Jolie for selling her stake in a French wine estate they bought together – and where they were married – to a Russian businessman. In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Thursday, Pitt said Jolie broke their agreement not to sell their interests in Chateau Miraval without the other’s consent by selling her stake to a unit of Stoli Group, a controlled spirits maker. by oligarch Yuri Shefler.

Spanish story of family farm under threat wins Berlinale Golden Bear

Spanish director Carla Simon’s ‘Alcarras’, which explores the divisions torn within a close-knit family of Catalan farmers as they face eviction from their ancestral plot, won the Film Festival’s top prize on Wednesday. from Berlin. Simon herself grew up on a peach farm in the village of Alcarras, and her film was made with amateur actors from that region whom she recruited at village fairs and trained to play several generations of a family. smallholders.

Assassin’s Creed maker Ubisoft sees fiscal year results below forecasts

Ubisoft, the maker of the hit “Assassin’s Creed” video game franchise, said Thursday it expects to report full-year results at the lower end of its guidance despite ongoing fourth-quarter growth. “We can still reach the top of (the forecast) because we have a lot of content to release and an upside is possible, but it’s fair to say that at the moment the forecast is at the lower end of the forecast” , said the chief financial officer. said Frederick Duguet during a conference call.

Pop star Troye Sivan fights HIV stigma in his first major film role

Australian pop singer Troye Sivan, whose YouTube videos and music have inspired a generation of LGBTQ+ young people, wants his first major film role to challenge ignorance around HIV/AIDS. In “Three Months,” Sivan plays 17-year-old Caleb, who is exposed to HIV after a one-night stand on the eve of his high school graduation.

Iconic Madonna dress and pre-Beatles drum kit up for auction in California

The pink Marilyn Monroe-style dress worn by pop star Madonna in her 1984 ‘Material Girl’ music video and a drum set used by the prototype Beatles are some of the items up for auction at a musical memorabilia auction in California. The Madonna lot, consisting of a pink satin dress with a strapless top and an oversized pink satin bow, satin opera gloves and rhinestone bracelets, is estimated between $100,000 and $200,000 when it will go under the hammer in May, as part of the “Music Icons” auction at Julien’s Auctions.

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Cleveland designer William Frederick returns to New York Fashion Week for second year










William McNicol, the creative mind behind local clothing company William Frederick, has made a low-key return to New York to show off a Spring 2022 collection.

In a sea of ​​hyper-experimental clothing, rapidly changing trends and artistic silhouettes, sometimes the simplest designs make the biggest statement.

That’s exactly what Clevelander William McNicol aims to do consistently and thoroughly through his designs, whether showcased in his hometown of Rust Belt or in the country’s fashion capital: New York. McNicol, who was named one of Cleveland Magazine‘s Most Interesting People of 2022, captured the attention of New York Fashion Week for the second year in a row with its workwear-inspired designs and garments focused on wearability and ease. After showing his creations for the first time last September, the designer showed a collection of pieces again for New York Fashion Week on February 11.

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Asked about the themes of the collection, McNicol’s response is very much like the clothes he makes: unforced and organic.

“After we debuted, we decided not to focus on any theme or story for future collections, but to let the clothes speak for themselves,” says McNicol, who launched various concept lines inspired by the movies. French new wave and industrial design in the past. “In today’s fashion landscape, and especially during New York Fashion Week, there is an overwhelming amount of design work driven by false intellectual themes, which other designers have used as a crutch to distract from the lack of quality that exists in their product.”

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During the 90-minute presentation, the designer showcased 16 looks and 35 pieces specially crafted for New York Fashion Week Men’s Day, a biannual event that focuses on showcasing up-and-coming designers and apparel. for contemporary men. Quality tailoring, simple styling and quality materials – all of which are consistent with McNicol’s design philosophy – were at the forefront of this collection.

“It feels less like an event and more like a natural continuation of what we’ve been moving towards over the past three years,” McNicol says. “The moment is more of a necessity than a celebration.”

Guillaume Frederic 2022

The no-name collection, which was shown alongside other top menswear designers such as A. Potts, Stan and others, included a series of wearable silhouettes that had echoes of classic menswear, asexual shapes and utilitarian style clothing. These elements, although classic, appeared in William Frederick’s collection rebuilt and styled for more casual attire through pieces such as a black and white check suit waistcoat over a white t-shirt, a draped beige scarf on a dark green overcoat and a blue suit shirt and denim pants.

Guillaume Frederic 2022

The other notable detail was the fabrics – which McNicol selects and curates almost religiously based on comfort, texture and sustainable sourcing. The parade of neutral-colored fabrics included everything from cotton corduroy, hemp canvas, Japanese denim, dead wool and flannel and more. While the materials speak volumes, so does McNicol’s ongoing commitment to simple fashion that prioritizes comfort and quality for all.

“From a communicative perspective, the goal is to promote an ambitious identity for Clevelanders,” McNicol explains. “The overall pursuit of a more ambitious version of Cleveland’s design, tastes, interests, and sensibilities.”

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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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Imitation of Christ Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Since its inception two decades ago, Imitation of Christ, a collaborative platform for fashion, art and environmental responsibility, has often been ahead of the industry. Too soon, in fact, to get credit for disruptions like upcycling (in the year 2000) and shows as performances (the brand followed up its funeral show with a red carpet arrival presentation for the fall 2001). This season finds Tara Subkoff exactly on time as she showcases a fall collection of digital apparel, created with Adam Teninbaum, Principal VFX and Animation Director at AST.NYC that only exists in the Metaverse. (It’s possible that some of these Web 3 renders will be made into clothing at a later date.)

Because so much of what IOC has done is tinkering and doing, from picking and splicing vintage to screen printing, this leap in technology seems particularly dramatic; but at the same time, it fits perfectly with Subkoff’s relentless curiosity and fascination with what’s next and what fashion can be and do.

When Subkoff relaunched IOC in 2020, she did so, she said on a call, “as a collaboration platform,” and she worked with a rotating cast of young creative directors. , encouraging and mentoring their talents. The attractions of the metaverse for Subkoff are many and include its reach and inclusiveness. “What’s really fun about it is that you can really define physics, gravity and play in different areas,” she said. “You don’t have to worry about the fit so much; anyone can wear it—your avatar can wear it, [or] someone else, and I think that’s kind of fun too. In addition, the carbon footprint of their production is limited. Subkoff is also passionate about the ability to be cause-driven in the Metaverse. For the fall, she collaborated with photojournalist Lynsey Addario, whose images relating to climate change and the California wildfires are projected onto Subkoff’s creations. Surprisingly for a vintage hunter, Subkoff has had a passion for science fiction since childhood. Her father ran an antique store across from the Forbidden Planet comic book store, where she escaped to other worlds. She seemed to have resurfaced in this collection, which has a futuristic aesthetic, and includes what look like liquid metal hooded dresses with various graphics, one in the signature IOC “font”. Other than that small touch, most designs in this collection bear little resemblance to the brand’s earlier work, although some volumes seem to nod to Valentino’s collaboration with Moncler. Subkoff took a go-for-it approach to these designs – essentially technological versions of paper dolls – taking advantage of the endless possibilities of the medium.

This IOC collection will be part of Decentraland Fashion Week in March, which is perhaps a better fit than on the New York calendar, as they require different review criteria. While this project is in line with the brand’s ethos, the aesthetic is a world apart from most of what’s come before. Subkoff has always made us confront the past with the present. She challenged fashion’s fascination with the new and the multiple, producing one-of-a-kind pieces presented via multimedia shows, whether it was a show on an escalator or concurrent events in New York and Los Angeles. IOC was inimitable in the way Subkoff was able to use clothing as vehicles for concepts. As progressive as this project is in some ways, in others it seems to be stuck in neutral, still accessible and at the same time out of reach.

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Street Style NYFW Fall-Winter 2022

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No matter how dazzling the looks to the track might be, we’re partial to what happens off the catwalk. Thanks to SHE’s resident photographer Tyler Joe, we got a glimpse of what style looks like on the streets of New York City during fashion week. From editors to influencers to celebrities, including Katie Holmes spotted outside Khaite, fashion week goers brought out the best in their closets. It features vintage pieces, independent designers, Gucci x North Face, and even a shearling coat from Prada’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection, a piece that remains a fashion collector’s holy grail. In short, NYFW street style is a masterclass in curating a wardrobe of high and low, old and new.

Check out the best of the best below and check back as Tyler continues to hit the streets throughout fashion month.

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Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy talk fashion off and on the runway – WWD

Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the sisters behind Rodarte, took center stage Friday night during a chat with actress Maude Apatow as part of NYFW: The Talks at Spring Studios.

The discussion focused on how they started the brand, the designers’ inspiration, and their multiple art projects, such as designing costumes for “Black Swan” and “Sing 2.”

The California-born sisters both attended the University of California, Berkeley, where Kate studied art history and Laura majored in English literature. Together they founded Rodarte (their mother’s maiden name) in 2005.

“It’s been 17 years since it became one of America’s most influential fashion brands,” said Apatow, who appears on the HBO drama series “Euphoria,” and is the 24-year-old daughter of Judd Apatow and Leslie. Mann.

Laura Mulleavy said she went to see “The Art of Rodarte,” Spring’s immersive experience showcasing their work for track and screen, which they curated themselves, and said that when you see it all together as a designer, “it’s really nice to see how things bleed into each other.

“It’s very powerful to see it that way. It’s really cool, so go check it out. she told the crowded audience.

After graduating from college, they designed ballet costumes for their friend’s performance piece. “I had always thought of being a designer as a child, but wasn’t pursuing it in college, and I think we were like, ‘I think we really want to do this,'” said Kate, whose the birthday was Friday night.They had artistic skills but had no idea how the industry worked.

“Laura got a job as a waitress, and we had a conversation about how I wouldn’t get a job as a waitress,” said Kate, who said she probably wouldn’t be hired or tipped. . They decided they wanted to put together a collection and they would figure out how to do it. Kate had a record collection which they sold to raise money to buy fabrics.

“We built our first collection, which had 10 pieces. We had never been to New York. A friend of ours lived here, and she said, ‘come stay with me.’ They flew to New York and made handmade paper dolls, and you put the clothes on, and there was a wardrobe. They sent them and received no response.

About four days into their journey here, they thought it might have been a mistake to do so. “Someone at Women’s Wear Daily got the dolls, and I got a phone call and they told me to come down and we’ll see each other. Bridget Foley, Bobbi Queen and Nan D’Souza saw the collection and I just remember they were looking at all the clothes They said they wanted to ask questions and take pictures of the clothes A day later they called us and told us to come down to the nearest newsstand, and they put us on the cover! And it was the day before New York Fashion Week,” Kate said.

Apatow said many of Rodarte’s collections were inspired by redwoods and Santa Cruz and asked how they manage to design from the heart and design for art.

“There’s something very personal to us that’s kind of going to guide the rest of our careers,” Laura said. She said you listen to your instincts as a designer. “We love textiles, we love texture and we love organic symmetry and experimentation. It’s something that Kate and I share,” she said. Growing up with Kate, they saw the same things and went to the same college.” I think the shared dialogue comes out of the work,” Laura said.

As they grew up, their style evolved, but some styles stand out. “I love the pieces that I remember saying, ‘I’m never doing that again,'” Kate said. “It’s the parts that are so difficult to make.”

They once designed a mermaid dress that had real sand in the tulle. She said she remembered thinking that because of this technique they were never going to get into Bergdorf Goodman, but they did. She said the pieces where you take more risks, where sometimes you do something that pushes you further and doesn’t quite land the way you want it to, and that can be daunting, those are the collections we’re talking about .

Laura Mulleavy, Kate Mulleavy and Maude Apatow.
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The conversation turned to the costumes the Rodarte sisters designed for the movie “Black Swan.” Their friend Natalie Portman, who starred in the film, introduced them to the director, Darren Aronofsky. They were asked how this was different from designing a fashion collection.

“‘Black Swan’ happened so early in our careers, in 2009. It was a truly magical experience,” Kate said. “We have the costume archives and are bringing them out for museum exhibits [and hadn’t looked at the film in years] but I said, ‘I’m going to watch it. It was just like something out of the body. That’s what I love about working in the movies,” Kate said. She said it had this feeling of transformation, where all the elements like production, actors, costume design and directors came together.

“It’s one of the most special things we’ve ever worked on,” Kate said.

Laura added “In fashion you’re kind of on your own island, but in film you bring someone’s vision to life and you support someone’s performance.”

“It’s an interesting ability to be part of something and not take the lead, it’s kind of a powerful experience and it’s really special, and you can say, ‘that’s what I’m contributing that actually improves something.’ Costume designers need to get more credit. They’re one of the hardest working groups of people on set. Pay equity is really important. It’s a very important part of the industry, and so is fashion. said Laura.

When asked what brought them from ‘Black Swan’ to directing their own film, ‘Woodshock’, Laura replied, “I was on the set of ‘Black Swan’ and they were shooting the ballet, and I I said, ‘I want to do this. It was time. I went home and I called Kate and I said, ‘I think we should realize’, and she said, ‘I know .”

As noted, as part of “The Art of Rodarte” there is an immersive experience conceptualized and produced by IMG Focus and powered by Yahoo technology. It closely presents the work of Rodarte. A preview and industry reception was held on February 11 and the exhibition, in partnership with IMG and Afterpay, is open to the public until Tuesday with free access with hourly ticket on the ground floor by Spring Studios.

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Reese Cooper Men’s Collection Fall 2022

In the middle of a Zoom call with Reese Cooper, the power goes out in his new studio in Los Angeles. In the frame, he’s frozen holding a navy plaid anorak that folds over itself, the garment caught somewhere between sartorial tradition and the gorpy streetwear that Cooper is known for. It’s a funny place where everything goes haywire because this piece of clothing, in many ways, symbolizes everything he’s trying to do with his Fall 2022 collection: take a leap towards more fitted, sophisticated and “adults” without losing the rebellious, outdoorsy heart of its brand.

His views on fashion began to change during the pandemic and after two outdoor shows in Los Angeles, he was certain Fall 2022 would be his return to Paris Fashion Week. But no ! Even so, he began to design the collection keeping in mind the refined traditions of Paris. Her checks and houndstooth prints are hand-drawn in her studio with subtle incorporations of the brand’s deer logo hidden in the pleats of the pants. Camouflage, a staple of his work, is so tonal you might not even realize it’s camouflage.

For the first time, Cooper sews, his own way. A mossy cropped cargo jacket and wide leg pants with metal clip detailing are his take on a suit. He tested them at the CFDA Awards last November and hopes his customers will experience “the widest leg pants we’ve ever made”.

A 12-hour Instagram live stream was designed to convince Cooper friends and clients to step out of their comfort zone. In partnership with the platform and Shopify, Cooper released his entire lookbook for the world to see. It’s a six-camera setup where “anything can go wrong,” he laughs. Let’s just hope the tide doesn’t go out on such a big leap forward.

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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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The Batman, French fashion house Lanvin team up for stylish sneakers, dresses and more

With asymmetric shirts, metallic mesh dresses and more, French fashion house Lanvin has Batman-inspired designs for you to buy.

If you love fashion and all things Batman, now you can sport your own deluxe crusader outfit.

To celebrate the release of The Batman directed by Matt Reeves, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC have teamed up with French fashion house Lanvin to create a series of pieces inspired by Gotham City’s first hero. Before Jeanne Lanvin’s designs were made available to consumers, they were showcased on the Paris Fashion Week catwalk, showcasing outfits showcasing Batman, Catwoman, the Batmobile and Gotham City itself, although that the designs are inspired by DC Comics art rather than stills from The Batman. Ranging from shoes to shirts, jackets and beyond, you can show off your love for the Dark Knight with these designs from March.


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coinciding with The Batman‘s theatrical debut, the collection will be available for purchase online and at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores beginning March 2, and will be sold on saks.com two weeks later on March 15. If you live in New York, you won’t be able to buy just these products, but the Saks Fifth Avenue store will actually be transformed to look like Gotham City as it appears in the upcoming blockbuster. Alongside these asymmetrical shirts, metallic mesh dresses and other Lanvin products, other brands have also teamed up with DC, which will simultaneously offer in-store merchandise for the film.







This isn’t the first time DC has paired a blockbuster superhero with a luxury brand, either, as the latest DC FanDome 2021 announced that a partnership with Meshika will create Superman-themed hats at to buy. One of the pieces included in the Lanvin collection is a bucket hat that sees the Batmobile racing around it. However, there are many other products available to show your anticipation for The Batmanand some even teased never-before-seen moments from the film.

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For example, the leaked Funko POP! digits for The Batman gave various looks at Robert Pattison’s Bruce Wayne (including a wingsuit version of the Batsuit), Zoë Kravitz’s Selina Kyle/Catwoman, and Colin Farrell’s Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin. Not to mention, for more realistic merchandise, McFarlane Toys will be offering a whole line of movie-inspired action figures, including Paul Dano’s Riddler. So super fans can have toys on display at home while they step out dressed in fancy clothes showing off their love for all things Batman.


The Batman hits theaters March 4, 2022.

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She grew up watching her parents work in garment factories. Now she designs clothes for the rich and famous

Beverly Hills, California — Fashion designer Johana Hernandez spends her days designing glamorous clothes, but she has never forgotten her humble beginnings.

Hernandez grew up watching her immigrant parents sew clothes in Los Angeles garment factories. She now has her own fashion boutique, Glaudi, in the heart of Beverly Hills.

The name of his shop pays homage to his mother, Gladis, who now works alongside him. Hernandez also created a men’s line inspired by his father, who recently passed away from COVID-19.

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Fashion designer Johana Hernandez grew up watching her immigrant parents sew clothes in Los Angeles garment factories.

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“I just saw, like my parents or Latinos working as laborers, like I never thought I could have my own business or make a living making nice clothes,” Hernandez told CBS News.

She spent her early years in Compton, as did tennis great Serena Williams, who now sports her designs.

“She’s earned her spot. And I think that’s how I’d like to be seen,” Hernandez said. “I earned this through hard work.”

She’s also the first Salvadoran to walk Paris Fashion Week and helped build a school in her parents’ homeland.

“I just wanted to do something that empowers the community and allows those who are silent to be heard through me,” she said. “It’s very empowering to let people be proud of where they come from.”

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Chanel sends a princess on horseback to the catwalk in Paris

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN

CNN Style is an official media partner of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture. See all coverage here.
Chanel unveiled its latest collection in dramatic style at Haute Couture Week in Paris — by sending a real princess to parade on horseback.

To the surprise of the guests of the Grand Palais Éphémère, the French fashion house opened its parade on Tuesday with the help of the niece of Prince Albert of Monaco, Charlotte Casiraghi, also a show jumper.

Dressed in a sequined Chanel jacket and black helmet, Casiraghi emerged on horseback, hurtling down the catwalk accompanied by a live performance by musician Sébastien Tellier. With several distinguished guests in attendance, including Margot Robbie, Pharrell Williams and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, she circled the room before breaking into a gallop.

Casiraghi, who is also the granddaughter of Hollywood icon Grace Kelly, was unveiled as Chanel’s 2020 brand ambassador, having previously modeled for Gucci and Saint Laurent. Her mother, Princess Caroline of Hanover, was a close friend of the late Chanel creative director, Karl Lagerfeld.

In a promotion video produced before the show, Casiraghi said the use of horses was consistent with the history of Chanel and its founder.

The set featured a number of “equestrian curves” according to the luxury label. Credit: Gao Jing/Xinhua/Getty Images

“I immediately think of the story of Chanel and Gabrielle Chanel,” Casiraghi added. “Horses and riding were hugely important, even defining, in his vision for the brand.”

The striking decor for the event, which was littered with geometric objects and featured what Chanel called “equestrian curves,” was designed by French artist Xavier Veilhan. In Chanel’s promotional video, Veilhan said he and creative director Virginie Viard wanted the models and clothes to “contrast with the beauty of the rider and the horse.”

“It was also a way to align the very strong aesthetic of the horse with that of haute couture, and to see how refinement and animality can come together,” he said.

After Casiraghi’s dramatic appearance, the rest of the models were part of Chanel’s Spring-Summer 2022 Haute Couture collection. Check out the full collection in the video below.

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Nine-year-old Florissant fashion designer goes viral on TikTok

FLORISSANT, Colo. (KRDO) – She’s only nine years old, but a young Florissant fashionista is already making millions from her articles about clothing design on ICT Tac.

“I wanted to be a fashion designer since I was four and I’ve been sewing on and off since I was five,” Aragon said.

Kaia Aragon says she makes an average of one dress a day and has no plans to stop. She transformed a hallway in her home into a runway, designing her dresses from the comfort of her bedroom.

“I basically just start pinning my model and rolling around with whatever comes to mind,” Aragon explained.

Over the past two weeks, his designs have taken off on ICT Tac.

“It’s interesting how his mind worked,” said Tonya Aragon, his mother. “I would just hand her a piece of fabric and within an hour she would have this beautifully designed piece because I thought it was unique, I thought it was worth sharing.”

Her TikTok fans call her a young fashion prodigy, even fashion designer Vera Wang noticed.

“I’m happy because people all over the world see my creations,” said Aragon.

However, the young designer said she has no plans to attend Fashion Week anytime soon.

“I don’t know what I’m going to do next, but whenever I feel like it, I just start draping myself over my mannequin,” Aragon said.

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9 American clothing brands to shop right now

You might think American clothing brands are already on your radar, but there are plenty of lesser-known brands worthy of your attention.

While we love British clothing brands, there’s no denying that our friends across the pond have an eclectic mix of styles and influences that aren’t easy to emulate. And a look at American clothing brands proves just how varied the options really are. You’ll probably recognize denim legends Levi’s and sports giant Nike as hailing from the United States. And as one of the major fashion hubs, many big names are also featured at New York Fashion Week, such as Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren, to name just two. But American clothing brands offer much more than denim, sneakers and polo shirts.

Unlike the chic appeal of French clothing brands, the glamor of Italian clothing brands, and the minimal and maximum aesthetics of Scandinavian clothing brands, these American fashion brands each have their own unique identity. Whether you’re looking for quality basics to add to your capsule wardrobe, bohemian dresses for summer vacation, or statement pieces for special occasions, American clothing brands truly offer something for everyone.

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The best American clothing brands chosen by our fashion editors

Whether you’re shopping for an outfit for a big event or looking to stock up on basics, here are some of the best American clothing brands that ship to the US and UK.

1. Good American

Models of different sizes wear Good American products

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If you’re looking for a confidence boost, look no further than Good American. Founded in 2016 by Emma Grede and reality TV royalty Khloe Kardashian, body acceptance is at the heart of this label. Offering a brilliant size range from 00 to 32 which means they have some of the best jeans for curvy women, he even launched a mid size 15 after noticing the majority of the feedback he got was sizes 14 and 16. Awesome! Each item is photographed on different sized models so you can get a good idea of ​​how it looks on different body types as well. If you really want to keep up with the Kardashians, it’s worth updating your best jeans. Denim is at the heart of Good American, so whether you’re looking for slim, straight or wide legs, there’s a pair for you. Without forgetting the timeless tops and tight dresses that will accentuate your silhouette. It’s one of the best American fashion brands we’ve seen, so bookmark it now.

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2. Reform

Models wear clothes by American fashion brand Reformation

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Cool, feminine and edgy, Reformation is our go-to sustainable clothing brand that also feels sexy. Originally a vintage store in Los Angeles, the brand has grown and now focuses on its own designs, made with love and affection. If you’re looking for a dress to die for, Reformation gets our vote. Its sleek styling often comes with subtle slits, quirky necklines, or multiple colors, and everything is made from low-impact materials, unused fabrics, or repurposed garments. The best piece? It starts small to keep production more exclusive and only makes more if there’s demand, meaning you’re less likely to have that cringe-worthy moment to see someone in the same outfit you. Its bridal and bridesmaids section is particularly impressive, and it also offers extended sizes.

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3. Anthropology

Models wear clothes by American clothing brand Anthropologie

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If you consider yourself to have a more bohemian approach to life, then it’s worth browsing through the treasure trove that is Anthropologie. Since its launch in Pennsylvania in the early 90s, it has expanded to over 200 stores across North America and Europe and inhabits a lifestyle for the creative woman looking for a little adventure. . In addition to selling its own designer clothes, there are pieces from other brands that share the same free-spirited ethos so you can expand your fashion credentials as well. Plus, the homeware section is gorgeous if you’re looking to match your wardrobe to your kitchen. Think contrasting prints, crocheted separates and floaty maxi dresses that are especially worth looking into during the summer months.

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4. Everlane

Models wear clothes from American clothing brand Everlane

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This ethical brand will be the centerpieces of your wardrobe. The San Francisco-based label has transparency at its heart, revealing the estimated cost it takes to make each item on its site so you can see the markups. It has a minimal, fuss-free aesthetic so you can fit its quality basics into your capsule wardrobe. Whether square t-shirts, the best cashmere sweaters, or tailored pants, you can rest assured that these pieces are made to last. While there’s something for every occasion, it’s especially useful for workwear and everyday separates, as well as great accessories.

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5. J.Crew

Models wear J.Crew clothes

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When we think of American clothing brands, we often think of that preppy college vibe seen in movies. If you’re drawn to collared shirts layered under v-neck sweaters, varsity logo tops or blazers, then J.Crew should be added to your shopping list. With a penchant for color, these stores are a breath of fresh air. You can even search for key articles online via the print you are looking for. Our advice, get your stripes right here, because J.Crew really knows how to do a classic pattern. Loved by stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Michelle Obama, you can buy A-list pieces without a celebrity budget.

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6. Girlfriend Collective

Models wear sportswear from Girlfriend Collective

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Less of a trend and more of a movement, Girlfriend Collective is changing the way activewear is made and marketed. Not only does he have one of the most sustainable approaches to making his clothes, he says he uses 25 recycled plastic bottles to make every pair of leggings and 11 for every sports bra. Plus, it’s one of the most inclusive American fashion brands we’ve seen. Shaped by a range of sizes and ages, it also features body hair, stretch marks and skin blemishes. Because every body is beautiful and deserves good quality gym equipment and loungewear. Period.

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7. Banana Republic

The models are wearing clothes from the American clothing brand Banana Republic

(Image credit: Banana Republic)

You’ve probably heard of American fashion brand Gap, but did you know that the company also owns Banana Republic? If a utilitarian style is more your thing, then it’s worth a look. Originally launched to sell “safari style” in the late 70s, it didn’t stray too far from the genre. Expect an understated color palette of khakis, beiges, and tans that fit easily into any closet. With a little animal print for good measure, because it’s impossible not to be drawn to leopard spots, Banana Republic is expert in adult adventure. Mix smart jackets with loose pants or silk scarves with shirts for safari chic 22.

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8. Kate Spade in New York

Models wear styles from American clothing brand Kate Spade

(Image credit: Kate Spade New York)

If it’s good enough for royalty, it’s good enough for us, and Kate Spade is Duchess-approved. Kate Middleleton’s dresses have topped best-dressed lists for years and although she’s worn American clothing brands on several occasions, this brand is one of her favorites. Founded by couple Kate and Andy Spade, it first sold brightly colored bags before expanding into clothing and accessories. It’s fun and feminine, often adorned with quirky slogans and designs. From classic florals to cheeky lips, this is a brand that embraces all things feminine. While founder Kate sadly took her own life in 2018, her vision, playfulness and creativity lives on.

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9. Rag & Bone

Models wear clothes from Rag & Bone

(Image credit: Rag & Bone)

Sitting at the pinnacle of American fashion brands, Rag & Bone has all the elements that make up an urban New York brand. Baggy t-shirts and ripped jeans are the mainstays of the brand, with many products still being made in factories in the United States. British-born Marcus Wainwright is at the helm and it’s clear there’s a British influence as the label mixes heavily cut pieces with an understated twist. A shout must also go to its quality leather parts. They cost more but will last for years, especially since leather looks better when aged a bit. The American-made clothes at Rag & Bone are loved by the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Katie Holmes, so it’s worth investing in casual looks to show you the streets of New York.

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Milan Men’s Fashion Week dresses up for post-Covid excursions

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Milan (AFP) – Tailored frock coats, bow ties and exuberant colors graced the leak as Dolce & Gabbana and Fendi both dreamed up more glamorous post-pandemic wardrobes for their fall/winter collections during Men’s Fashion Week. Milano.

Designer Silvia Venturini Fendi was inspired by the dandy of the 1920s during her fashion house’s show on Saturday, punctuating the refinement with touches of eccentricity.

The shows that were still going on embraced a wardrobe suitable for post-pandemic excursions Miguel MEDINAAFP

Blazers were turned into capes, knitwear featured prominent chest cutouts, and accessories got flashy.

The collection also aimed for a more fluid take on typically gendered clothing, with wide-leg pants turning into half-skirts.

Silvia Venturini Fendi is inspired by the dandy of the 20s, while punctuating the refinement with touches of eccentricity
Silvia Venturini Fendi is inspired by the dandy of the 20s, while punctuating the refinement with touches of eccentricity Miguel MEDINAAFP

“We women wear men’s jackets, I don’t see why they couldn’t take inspiration from our wardrobe,” said the designer, granddaughter of the founders of the Italian fashion house.

During the show of the Sicilian duo Dolce & Gabbana, casual and sartorial styles mixed to celebrate the return to the great outdoors.

Fendi's Men's Fall/Winter collection also aimed for a more fluid interpretation of typically gendered clothing.
Fendi’s Men’s Fall/Winter collection also aimed for a more fluid interpretation of typically gendered clothing. Miguel MEDINAAFP

Designed to appeal to a younger generation, the show featured rap and punk music orchestrated by Machine Gun Kelly.

Models wore loose coats in leopard or zebra prints, white beaded suits or tight pants and tuxedos with wide shoulders and a cinched waist.

Others were wrapped in thick, oversized, brightly colored puffer jackets or eco-friendly furs, ready to brave the winter chill on post-Covid excursions.

Dolce & Gabbana models wrapped in brightly colored oversized puffer jackets, ready to brave the winter chill on post-Covid excursions
Dolce & Gabbana models wrapped in brightly colored oversized puffer jackets, ready to brave the winter chill on post-Covid excursions Miguel MEDINAAFP

And like at Fendi, the skirt is part of the men’s wardrobe, the designer duo citing the ability of young people to choose their clothes freely, without worrying about gender.

Both shows went ahead despite the disruption wrought across Europe by the booming Omicron variant, which curtailed the fashion week schedule.

The Sicilian duo mixed casual and sartorial styles to celebrate the return to the great outdoors
The Sicilian duo mixed casual and sartorial styles to celebrate the return to the great outdoors Miguel MEDINAAFP

After Giorgio Armani announced his withdrawal, the number of physical shows fell from 23 to 16. Eighteen brands opted for a purely virtual presence, while others presented their collections by appointment.

Still, those who have gone forward, like Dsquared2 on Friday, have embraced the return to the podium.

In their first live show in two years – attended by soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic – the Canadian twins behind the brand presented a festival of bright yellows, pinks, reds and blues alongside floral designs, sequins and crystal embroidery.

The designer duo cited young people's ability to freely choose their clothes, regardless of gender
The designer duo cited young people’s ability to freely choose their clothes, regardless of gender Miguel MEDINAAFP

With a glimmer of hope and plenty of excitement, Dsquared2’s globetrotting styles were a snap to get out of the cocoon and off on a long-awaited journey.

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Designer clothes that only exist online and sold for thousands of people in a mind-boggling trend


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Dolce and Gabbana, Nike and Adidas are among the brands that design clothing for the virtual world, with each piece being sold as a non-fungible token (NFT), but critics say the prices are “out of proportion.”

People spend thousands of virtual designer equipment

Fashion fans pay thousands of dollars… for clothes that only exist online.

Digital togs can be used to dress up cartoon versions of participants in virtual worlds.

A £ 9,000 golf outfit is just one of the items available online, and a matching Tam O’Shanter hat will set you back another £ 2,300.

For £ 9,000 you can also get a tracksuit covered with the Decentraland Games logo, which can be worn in Decentraland – one of the most developed virtual worlds on the internet.

Designer brands are also jumping into the mind-boggling new trend, with Dolce & Gabbana, Nike and Adidas all producing clobber for the virtual world.

Each item of clothing is sold as an NFT – or non-fungible token – which can be bought and sold in real life like a painting or other valuable item.

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This DG tracksuit will set you back £ 9,000

An industry source said, “Real-world fashion can seem crazy at times with some of the outfits going for ridiculous money, but it’s a whole new realm.

“We’re talking about people paying thousands of dollars for something that only exists as pixels on a screen. It’s incredible.”

So far, D&G has auctioned off nine digital designer pieces for a tantalizing total of £ 4.2million.

The lots included The Glass Suit – a green and silver outfit that sold for £ 740,000, as well as an actual version of the costume.

In March, the first Virtual Fashion Week will take place – in the real world. And virtual sportswear is also expected to become a big business.






The Golfcraft cap is on sale for £ 2,300

Nike bought tech company RTFKT, recently valued at £ 25million, to help them create and sell virtual trainers.

And Adidas has partnered with two companies to bring their Originals line to cyberspace.

Technical consultant Grace Rachmany said, “Selling clothing in games is here to stay, but I think the prices are out of proportion right now.






Each piece of clobber is sold as an NFT – a non-fungible token

“A lot of people have money in cryptocurrencies that they won’t withdraw because they will have to pay taxes, so to them it’s like play money.”

The renewed interest in NFT comes after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company’s future lay in the “metaverse” – a virtual 3D world.

There, users can play games, shop, interact with friends, and even hold business meetings while wearing virtual reality glasses, if they wish.







Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says the company’s future is a 3D metaverse
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Decentraland, which has its own cryptocurrency, recently made headlines when ‘real estate’ land sold for £ 1.7million.

But the real criminals also benefit. Todd Kramer, of the Ross + Kramer Gallery in New York City, spent £ 1.6million on NFT cartoon monkeys from the Bored Ape Yacht Club, only to have them stolen by a hacker.

AZ on digital NFTs

Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are one of the world’s biggest internet follies.

While some pundits say they are the future of the art and fashion world, others believe investors will suffer the same fate as those who exploded during the dot-com boom 20 years ago. years – to lose heavily.

An NFT is a unique unit of computer data stored in a special piece of code called a blockchain. It can be associated with a digital asset such as a video, a photo, a quote or even an outfit.

The fact that they have a unique signature means that they are finished and can be bought and sold as works of art or real world collectibles.

A blockchain allows cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin to exist because it records in a digital ledger proof that a token has changed hands.

While for cryptocurrencies each token has the same value as a £ 1 coin, NFTs all have different values ​​depending on how much people are willing to spend on them – like paintings or antiques.

The first known NFT was a digital graphic called Quantum designed in 2014 by artist Kevin McCoy and his wife Jennifer. He sold the artwork to entrepreneur Anil Dash at a presentation for just £ 2.95 but is now believed to be worth over £ 5million.

Niche technology only became mainstream in 2021 with a series of high-profile sales.

Artist Mike Winkelmann, known as Beeple, sold his piece Everydays: the First 5000 Days for $ 69.3 million in a sale that rocked the art world.

Since then, major artists such as David Hockney and Jeff Koons, and singer Grimes, have sold NFTs for colossal sums of money.

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Fashion fell for Blackpink in 2021


Other than their army of dedicated fans, the Blinks, no one loved Blackpink more in 2021 than the fashion industry. Lisa, Rosé, Jisoo, and Jennie have long been designer favorites, but they’ve been front and center this year like never before. Each member brought something different to the conversation. Whether it was Rosé becoming the first K-Pop star to dazzle at the Met Gala or Lisa launching her solo career with a vintage video that broke the internet, they helped liven up the year in style.

Thanks to their respective contracts, the girls have a special place during fashion week. During the Cruise 2022 Collections in June, Jisoo thrilled fans at Dior’s destination show at the Panathenaic Stadium in Greece by offering a glimpse of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s collection moments before she stepped onto the catwalk. . Her refined white linen dress, paired with the brand’s hybrid sneaker booties, captured the vibe of Chiuri’s show and her sporty Greco-Roman influences.

During Chanel’s spring 2022 ready-to-wear collection, Jennie returned to number one in a look that showcased everything young and playful about the 111-year-old house. Sure, she could’ve worn a little black jacket, but Jennie’s red tweed miniskirt and matching cropped cardigan were nonstop. Styled to the end with multiple double C necklaces and layered bead sashes, it was Chanel through Gen-Z’s lens and made her stand out in a crowd filled with beautiful brand ambassadors.

Rosé kept things interesting with many highlight moments, including the launch of her debut single “On the Ground” and her trending music video, which featured looks from Alex Perry, Re / Done and of course Saint Laurent. . A muse for designer Anthony Vaccarello, she joined him at the Met Gala is one of the most alluring looks of the night: a tight LBD amplified by the addition of an oversized white bow and choker dazzling clover motif with hundreds of crystals set against enamel. Of course, jewelry has become a priority for Rosé, who has made a lucrative ambassadorial contact with Tiffany and Co. this year as well.

No BlackPink discussion would be complete without the group’s rapper Lisa, who cemented her status as Queen of Daily Post. Even with the launch of his solo EP Lalisa to face, she still found time to maintain one of the most compelling Instagram feeds. Filled with plenty of glimpses of Celine’s latest offerings from Hedi Slimane, behind-the-scenes glimpses into the life of a pop superstar, and a glimpse into her ever-changing hair color, she was the must-have fad of 2021.


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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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The celebrity red carpet trends that defined 2021


Written by Megan C. Hills

After a year of awkward Zoomed-in awards speeches and tie-dye hoodies, it was a relief to see the stars return to the red carpet. Glamor is back in full force, filling our streams with color, sparkle and flashes of nostalgia.
With highlights like Billie Eilish’s frothy Met Gala ball gown and Lady Gaga’s alien microrobe Valentino, 2021 was the year celebs got to redefine their wardrobe – and many have delivered. Below are some notable trends.

Dopamine dressing

Bright colors, sparkling dresses and playful looks brought joy to celebrity wardrobes this year, as stars gleefully dressed in the midst of the ongoing pandemic. At the Emmys, Michaela Coel was stunned in a yellow highlighter Christopher John Rogers outfit, while Anya Taylor-Joy was pictured of a retro Barbie in a fascinating hot pink dress at the Venice Film Festival. Others channeled their inner disco ball: Dakota Johnson’s fringed Gucci creation stood out at the Venice Film Festival, and most recently, Olivia Rodrigo’s periwinkle dress at the American Music Awards sparkled as she stood out. slipped under her feathered hem.

Archive mode

Cardi B attends the “Thierry Mugler: Couturissime” photocall as part of Paris Fashion Week at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs on September 28, 2021 in Paris, France. Credit: Richard Bord / WireImage / Getty Images

Fashion history became this year’s biggest red carpet flex, as stylists and celebrities searched for rare archival pieces from decades past. Growing interest in upcycling and vintage undoubtedly played a major role in the trend, which included Rodrigo donning a 2001 Versace ruched dress at the MTV VMA Awards and archival queen Bella Hadid seen in vintage Gucci, Stella McCartney. for Chloe and more on the street snaps. And who could forget the olive green Jean Paul Gaultier dress worn by Kylie Jenner?

Dare to get naked

Zoë Kravitz attends the 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City.

Zoë Kravitz attends the 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. Credit: Theo Wargo / Getty Images

Post-lockdown red carpets were sexier than ever as some pandemic restrictions relaxed and celebrities returned to the public eye. See-through dresses, such as Zoe Kravitz’s Saint Laurent Met Gala look and Megan Fox’s Thierry Mugler dress (paired with a nude thong) at the MTV VMAs, have been seen at many major events, while other celebrities like Zendaya, Kendall Jenner and Halle Bailey went for cuckoo cutouts.

Carey Mulligan, Rina Sawayama and Alicia Keys wore sophisticated bellyless sets throughout the year, while Lil Nas X, Kim Kardashian and Hailey Bieber were among those who covered themselves in bodycon jumpsuits that left little in the way. imagination.

Fluid men’s clothing

Troye Sivan attends the 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City.

Troye Sivan attends the 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. Credit: Theo Wargo / Getty Images

With Gen Z defying gender binaries on TikTok and talk of fluidity reverberating through the fashion industry, celebrities didn’t hesitate to push the boundaries. With LGBTQ + stars in the lead – including Billy Porter in a pale pink suit and designer Harris Reed launching their first flowy fashion collection – others followed suit: Troye Sivan wore a minimal dress to the Met Gala and Kid Cudi wore a Floral dress inspired by Kurt Cobain for his Saturday Night Live performance, followed by a wedding dress at the CFDA Awards.

Some have taken more subtle approaches, most notably Bowen Yang, with his Syro wedge heels coming out of the hem of a pointy Emmy suit. Nail polish has also been widely adopted by stars such as Lil Yachty and Tyler the Creator, and Styles and Machine Gun Kelly have even launched their own nail polishes.

Fashion as an art of clothing

Bella Hadid poses as she arrives for the film screening "Tre Piani" (Three floors) at the 74th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France on July 11, 2021.

Bella Hadid poses as she arrives for the screening of the film “Tre Piani” (Three Floors) at the 74th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, July 11, 2021. Credit: Valery Hache / AFP / Getty Images

The sight of Bella Hadid at the Cannes Film Festival this summer, wearing a Schiaparelli brass necklace designed to resemble a pair of lungs, stopped the internet in its tracks. This surreal artistic approach to fashion continued throughout the second half of the year.
Di Petsa’s wet look dresses, created by self-proclaimed interdisciplinary artist Dimetra Petsa and meticulously layered with tulle, have transformed stars such as sisters Hadid, SZA, Chloe Bailey and Megan Thee Stallion into water nymphs who seemed just emerging from the sea. Zendaya opted for a similar style, crafted in nude leather by Balmain, for the Venice premiere of “Dune.” Her look was counterbalanced by that of her co-star Timothée Chalamet, who was dressed in a glittering Haider Ackermann outfit that appeared to have been taken out of the night sky. Of course, who could forget Kim Kardashian’s dramatic look at the Met Gala – a faceless custom Balenciaga outfit that sparked questions about the celebrity’s nature while generating endless memes on Twitter.

Celebrity Returns

Gemma Chan paid tribute to Anna May Wong at the Met Gala.  Wong is considered the first Chinese-American Hollywood star.

Gemma Chan paid tribute to Anna May Wong at the Met Gala. Wong is considered the first Chinese-American Hollywood star. Credit: Getty Images

While many stars have gone all out with their post-containment wardrobes, others have stepped back to pause and pay tribute to those who led the way before them. Feedback on specific celebrity and model outfits was seen throughout the year.

At the Met Gala, for example, Gemma Chan paid homage to Chinese-American movie star Anna May Wong in a minidress adorned with Prabal Gurung dragons and curled braids, and Jaeger’s YouTuber Nikkie stepped out in a floral dress. with a ribbon that says “Pay it no spirit” pinned to its hem – a reference to Stonewall transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson. Kendall Jenner, meanwhile, channeled Audrey Hepburn with a see-through dress covered in crystals. The dress was a contemporary take on the one worn by Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle in “My Fair Lady”.
Zendaya has made a number of iconic nods, wearing a long version of Beyonce’s 2003 BET Awards Versace dress for the same event this year and a cutout yellow dress to the Oscars, modeled on one previously worn by Cher on “The Sonny & Cher Show.”
And Angelina Jolie kept returning references close to home at the London premiere of “The Eternals,” with girls Zahara and Shiloh wearing some of Jolie’s red carpet dresses as they accompanied her. Jolie wore a 2018 Valentino dress.

Year 2000

Avril Lavigne attends the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn neighborhood of New York City.

Avril Lavigne attends the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn neighborhood of New York City. Credit: Astrid Stawiarz / WireImage / Getty Images

Championed by Gen Z stars like Dua Lipa and Addison Rae, the 2000s obsession continued through 2021. All the old trends were back in full force, spotted in Beyonce’s pink Versace wedge heels and Lipa wearing different butterfly outfits à la Mariah Carey – even a Von Dutch-esque cap was featured by Rihanna and Miley Cyrus.

Surprising brands like Ed Hardy and Juicy Couture have made a celebrity comeback, and retro basics like printed mesh tops, monogram prints and corsets have become staple pieces.

Other maligned Y2K styles, including hipster jeans and baby t-shirts, have also found their way into the closets of Lipa, Hadid and Kaia Gerber. This love for the 2000s shows no signs of abating, and it’s likely we’ll continue to see celebrities championing the decade until 2022, with Versace, Fendi and others all leading the movement.



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Brands announced today for Copenhagen Fashion Week AW22


Kick-off is scheduled from February 1, 2022 to February 4e will be a fashion week that put Scandinavia on the radar of fashion connoisseurs. With thirty-five brands on display, including emerging talents like A. Roege Hove and (di) vision, as well as international Nordic brands from Stine Goya, Saks Potts and others. The rising and well-known fashion week now plans to present its shows in person, as well as live broadcasts for the brands which will be broadcast digitally on copenhagenfashionweek.com or via their YouTube channel.

According to the house notes: “The AW22 edition will also see a welcome return to artists like Martin Asbjørn and Wood Wood.” This season’s Talent Slot winner Jade Cropper will present for the first time at Copenhagen Fashion Week. “And for the third season, the Zalando Sustainability Award, Iso.Poetism by Tobias Birk Nielsen, Fassbender and Tomorrow Denim will present their collections as finalists, with the winner announced at the AW22 edition.

The in-person shows will take place at the official Zalando venue and the winner will be announced at AW22.

“As we continue to focus on our industry’s responsibility to incubate and strengthen the future of Nordic fashion, we are delighted to welcome Jade Cropper as this season’s talent and seize the opportunity to present his exceptional vision to our international audience, ”said Cecilie. Thorsmark, CEO of Copenhagen Fashion Week.

The talent niche will go to Jade Cooper whose brand focuses on challenging female beauty with her deconstructed silhouettes as it focuses on sustainable materials and handmade prints. Copenhagen Fashion Week seeks to support young voices and Julie Gilhart CDO of Tomorrow Ltd and President of Tomorrow Projects will lead Cropper’s mentoring program.

“Winning the talent niche means the world to me. To be recognized for all the hard work I put into my designs is really wonderful, ”says Cropper. “You can expect a more mature formation than the last one, but with the same DNA in the designs.”

When it comes to menswear, fashion week will feature menswear looks with a selection from Schnayderman’s and (di) vision. And more well-known designers Henrik Vibskov, Soulland, Wood Wood, Martin Asbjørn and Samsøe Samsøe will include men’s clothing in addition to women’s clothing.

Laird Borrelli-Persson, archive editor at Vogue.com; Ida Petersson, Fashion Purchasing Director of Browns Fashion; Christopher J. Morency, editorial director of Highsnobiety; will all be curators of the fashion week, as well as Dio Kurazawa, co-founder of the Bear Scouts; Julie Gilhart, CDO of Tomorrow Ltd. & President of Tomorrow Projects.

The fall-winter 2022 brand line up from Copenhagen Fashion Week:

A. Roege Hove

Baum und Pferdgarten

By Malene Birger

Birger and Mikkelsen day

Creators nest

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Fassbender **

Ganni

Gestuz

Helmstedt

Henrik vibskov

Holzweiler

Hope

Iso.Poetism by Tobias Birk Nielsen **

Jade Cutter *

Kerne.Milk

Child of love1979

Marimekko

Mark Kenly Domino Tan

Martin Asbjørn

Munthe

Rabens Saloner

To stay

Turn

Saks potts

Samsøe Samsøe

Schnaydermans

Selam fessahaye

Skall Studio

Soeren Le Schmidt

Soulland

Stine Goya

Clothing

Tomorrow Denim **

Wood Wood


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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.
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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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HT Brunch Cover Story: the child in love with Paris


In a world where an gram-worthy aesthetic is a necessity, success is defined by the number of followers you have and blue badges define your influence, what really defines a creator’s success. fashion? Especially since we have come a long way since the days when mastering creative thinking was enough? The answer, it seems, is a truism today: Aggressive marketing, collaborations with influencers, immersive storytelling, and innovative PR strategies are all part of building a modern fashion brand.

However, Vaishali Shadangule doesn’t care. The 43-year-old fashion designer has defied many of those standards, yet has been able to find her way into an industry where packaging often trumps product. His most recent achievement is an invitation from the Fédération de la Haute Couture to participate in Paris Fashion Week in July this year. In doing so, Shadangule became the first Indian woman to showcase her work alongside global fashion giants like Balenciaga, Dior and Jean Paul Gaultier. She is also the second Indian designer, after Rahul Mishra, to receive this honor.

Cut through the clichés

“You might think I’m old school, but I’ve been taught that when you do a good job, people talk about it. I understand the world is different now. But my journey is different. Marketing is important, businesses now depend on it. But I’m happy with slow growth. My clients are happy because they see beautiful designs, and the fact that they are durable and support the weavers is a bonus. I don’t want to create something to use and throw away, ”says Shadangule.

India in Paris

“Right now,” she adds, “there is too much going on on social media. You don’t see the real stuff. If the packaging and marketing are good, but the product is not strong, the lifespan of the brand will be short. Maybe I’ll improve my marketing skills, but I still think the product should be my focus. If you only invest in other accessories, the customer will not come back. My growth may be slow, but it goes well with my philosophy, my way of working and my lifestyle.

Craftsmanship meets couture

True to its philosophy of slow living, Shadangule’s beginnings in Paris unveiled a collection different from most Indian seams. Entitled “Shwas” (breath), the showcase put Indian textiles – Murshidabad silk from West Bengal, merino wool produced in Maheshwar, lightweight khand fabric as well as jamdaani and chanderi – on the world map.

Asymmetrical and curved silhouettes envelop the body without being restrictive. And she used her signature stringing technique to create innovative shapes inspired by nature.

Vaishali says that when she started her career, many thought that Indian weavings and curtains were not glamorous; that you cannot wear these clothes to parties, when she believed that it was and is a real luxury; Purple cord blouse made of khunn paired with hand-woven Chanderi silk saree (Prabhat Shetty)

“The Federation was looking for a designer who presents innovation, know-how and sustainability. What helped me stand out was that I never followed the trends or the business. If you look at the history of Indian costumes, every little detail was design driven and sustainability was a way of life for us. We are losing out now. When an Indian designer goes international, the West expects layers of embroidery. However, I wanted to show them a balance between design, aesthetics, textile and texture. We have the luxury of creating our fabrics in India. I wanted Indian weaves and fabrics to be my focus. “

Post-pandemic challenges

A successful start to Sewing Week doesn’t mean Shadangule faced no challenges. On the one hand, she received the invitation while still recovering from Covid-19.

“I was super stressed because the whole world was on lockdown. Mumbai was also at a standstill. I had 1.5-2 months [to put together a collection]- and I wasn’t even in India at the time! I came back to Mumbai and called my kaarigars in my studio. Fourteen people agreed to come and we all stayed in my store. The fabrics had to come from various villages, but the courier services were not working. I didn’t even know how to send the collection to Paris. In a way, I succeeded. It took me 14 days to reach Paris, crossing six-seven countries. I arrived a day before the show. But, it was all worth it. “

Vaishali’s time in industry

New world, old values

After his Parisian success, does Shadangule now have another roadmap in mind? “People are now talking about weaves and sustainability, something that has always been an integral part of my brand’s DNA,” she says. “My dream was to bring Indian weavings to an international platform. I used to see international designers using our skills, embroidery, fabric in different ways. I never understood why we were always behind the scenes.

She adds: “Although make-in-India is a great concept, I’ve always wanted to put Indian weavings and curtains on the world map. In fact, that’s what I started with when I opened my store in 2011. At the time, many thought it wasn’t glamorous; that you can’t wear these clothes to parties. But I thought it was real luxury. So even though I’ve never changed my way of thinking, the world around me is changing, ”she smiles.

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Cherish takes fashion to a new dimension


When danger was near, Cherish Prasad flew to her hometown, the hidden paradise of Savusavu on Vanua Levu to be safe from the second wave of COVID-19.

His fashion talent couldn’t be ruled out, however, so when he found out Fiji Fashion Week was going virtual and CEO Ellen Whippy-Knight asked designers to seriously consider their ability to deliver, Cherish lifted the hand.

Yesterday, as he prepared to look at his collection, the 24-year-old who caught fashion’s attention as a high school teenager in Savusavu years ago was a wreck nervous.

Unlike the 14 other designers who showcased their creative talent on the Palmolive FJFW Virtual Show, the northerner did not even touch his collection of 15 garments.

He used video calls, messaging apps, and guts to produce his collection remotely.

“I can’t even sleep because I oscillate between worry and excitement. I can’t contain this feeling because it’s quite overwhelming to see my work unfold in front of the whole nation when I haven’t even touched it, ”he said before his collection was released on Fiji One last night.

Cherish, a graduate of the Australia Pacific Training Coalition Certificate in Applied Fashion Technology program that FJFW had lobbied for creation, followed what he knew.

A fan of denim, sheer fabrics and rayon, Cherish worked with fellow APTC graduate and fashion designer Susana Samuels to create her FJFW21 collection despite the barrier of distance, confinement, and physical distancing.

“I was there via video calls through everything from buying fabrics to reopening stores to selecting the zip and even through hairstyling, makeup and shooting my collection, I was there thanks to technology, ”Cherish said.

“I was on a video call through all the processes from zippers and fabric to all of that, Susana was video calling me through everything, even when she was cutting the fabric and she was calling me. was teaching the way he was cut and I felt part of the process. Even though I was far away.

The worst part, he said, was not being able to feel the fabric, “So I had to follow my guts looking at it and deciding things like hemming those video calls.”

After a successful showcase of her collection at the FJFW20 Oceans Gala, Cherish took Whippy-Knight’s comments to heart and worked on the new collection via remote control with Susana.

He was supposed to showcase his 2021 “Oi Au” (This is me) collection at another event and had marketing photo ops and other activities planned around it.

A combination of evening couture, resort wear and streetwear, Cherish used Whippy-Knights’ comments to make changes to existing silhouettes that he had not yet used.

“But this collection is very different from what I do every year and I think people will notice it,” he said.

After he was able to create the clothes, he worked with artisans from Savusavu to create accessories from coconut shells from Hidden Paradise to ensure that a part of him was in the style of the final collection.

He arranged for the Savusavu accessories, which were engraved with the Cherish Designs logo, to be brought to Suva.

With the entire collection in place, he again used communications technology to stylize each look with the production team, who photographed his clothes at the British High Commissioner’s official residence in Suva.

“From the moment my collection hit the site, I was on a video call making decisions on what looks good on who and what should be styled this way or looked more polished this way. . So all of these things were done via video calls. So when they were filming, I was actually on a video conference with Sue and the guys who were helping to dress the models, ”he said.

“I think the nervousness is that I wasn’t there and this collection is my most different from what I usually do. It’s a completely new genre that I’m drawing from.

With the ability to create a luxury collection from Savusavu via a remote control, Cherish is happy with what awaits her ahead of her already long career in Fijian fashion.

“I am always inspired by the beauty of the place where I live. The blue hues in my collection are what I see when I wake up in the morning and when I look out the window I just see the water from Savusavu Bay. I was inspired by the different shades of blue in my hometown, ”he said.

“I’m also very grateful to everyone who helped me create this collection in a truly virtual way, to everyone who brought me in via video call to make sure I was involved in this collection that I can finally see online. “

  • LICE MOVONO is a freelance journalist and public relations consultant.


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Bed on Water is the mysterious fashion label to watch


Photo: Courtesy of Bed on Water

When the time came for New York designer Shanel Campbell to photograph her new Bed on Water collection last year, she was faced with limited options. Due to the pandemic, she couldn’t have that many people on set, so she resorted to hairstyling of her clothes on mannequins instead of the traditional models – a “scary” choice, she admits, but which ended up being a lot more intentional than she was. first imagined. “[The mannequins] referring to this idea of ​​the “ideal fashion body,” says Campbell. “I’m someone who’s always struggled with body dysmorphia and I’ve always been like, ‘Oh, you to wish you looked like that supermodel. ‘”She saw a clever irony in the display of her clothes, which she envisions for all body types, on a form that has traditionally perpetuated a narrow view of beauty.

Seeing Campbell’s energetic and striking pink ruffle dresses and cutout dresses printed on lifeless bodies indeed gave an eerie end result. And in a way, that mysterious vibe of its new collection – which fuses elements of Afrofuturism and clubwear – is just as enigmatic as the brand itself. On their Instagram page, the brand rarely posts content, but its silver-print bras and skirts are currently sold on the Gucci Vault, the brand’s online concept store featuring emerging designers and vintage Gucci pieces, and have been worn by celebrities such as Tracee Ellis. Ross, Issa Rae and Solange. Campbell, a Bronx native and a Parsons graduate, admits to deliberately keeping a low profile. Like her models, she prefers to remain faceless, letting her clothes speak for themselves. “I’m a super private person and I’m not really a social media person,” she says.

Photo: Courtesy of Bed on Water
Photo: Courtesy of Bed on Water

Campbell has only released two official collections so far, but each has shown extreme promise and a glimpse into Campbell’s creative spirit. Her first collection debuted during New York Fashion Week in 2018 (the line was then called Shanel). “My first collection was very witchy; it was all red, and even a little costumed, ”says Campbell, who showed off sculptural gowns and bright crimson partings. His second collection, now under the name Bed of Water, is decidedly more vampy. She was drawn to a creepy and glam aesthetic for the line’s designs, which include velvety corsets and abstract-print dresses. “Being an October baby, I love Halloween and the spooky season, ”says Campbell. “I want to be the designer who just takes control of October, but making really hot clothes, not costumes.”



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Kering appoints new designer for Bottega Veneta, Daniel Lee leaves


A model presents a creation from the Bottega Veneta Fall / Winter 2020 collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy on February 22, 2020. REUTERS / Alessandro Garofalo / File Photo

PARIS, Nov. 10 (Reuters) – Kering (PRTP.PA) will announce a new creative director at the head of Bottega Veneta, the French luxury group announced on Wednesday, announcing the surprise departure of Daniel Lee just three and a half years after his mandate to ignite the popularity of the Italian label among the younger generations.

In a statement, Kering said the decision was mutual, but provided no further details on a timeline for the designer replacement.

The move comes as European luxury companies mark a strong recovery in sales after the coronavirus crisis, with the sector’s biggest players, including Kering, exceeding pre-pandemic levels.

“His singular vision (of Lee) made the house’s legacy relevant to today and put it back at the center of the fashion scene,” said Kering Chairman and CEO François Henri Pinault.

The 35-year-old Central Saint Martins graduate is credited with raising the profile of the brand known for its woven leather products, with popular accessories such as soft leather handbags and slip-on mules.

Marking the return of in-person and celebrity-filled fashion events, Bottega Veneta traveled to Detroit last month to show off Lee’s spring 2022 collection.

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Ivy Getty’s marriage to Tobias Engel may have broken family curse


Billionaire heiress Ivy Getty may be breaking the cycle of tragedy in her family.

The 26-year-old just married her photographer boyfriend Tobias Engel in a three day extravagance extravagance in her hometown of San Francisco – with a mirrored glass wedding dress by John Galliano.

Nancy Pelosi officiated and the luminaries in attendance included singer Olivia Rodrigo, Princess Olympia of Greece, Governor of California Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco London Breed and bridesmaid Ivy, star of “Queen’s Gambit. “Anya Taylor-Joy. Mark Ronson was a DJ at a pre-wedding ’60s-themed party, and Earth, Wind and Fire performed.

It’s a fairytale fresh start for Ivy, who last year lost her father, John Gilbert Getty, to a drug overdose, and her beloved grandmother, Ann, to a heart attack. . Ivy also had a somewhat chaotic upbringing.

John Gilbert Getty was such a dysfunctional parent to the point where Ann took over and decided Ivy was going to live with her and [her husband] Gordon, ”an insider told The Post last year. “It was kind of like a modern take on the poor little rich girl. Ivy’s mother was not too present.

Ivy’s jewelry designer mother Alyssa Boothby, also known as Alyssa Jewels, was in attendance at the wedding. But a guest who attended the three-day celebration told the Post she had never seen the two interact.

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi presided over the ceremony at San Francisco City Hall.
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“It doesn’t look like a lot of love is wasted there,” the guest said. “[Boothby] is rarely, if ever, mentioned by Ivy. Ann raised her and they adored each other. Boothby’s LinkedIn profile indicates that she works as a full-time waitress at the Presidio in San Francisco.

The memory of Ivy’s deceased relatives resonated at the wedding in a gentle, not sad, way, according to a guest, who said her veil was decorated with images of her father and her guitar and her grandmother. The deceased were also remembered by name in the wedding program, she said.

“My grandmother and father were by my side, just like me, gagging with joy” Ivy wrote on her Instagram after the event.

John Gilbert Getty, Ivy’s 52-year-old musician father, died of heart problems triggered by an accidental fentanyl overdose in a San Antonio hotel room on November 20, 2020. His grandmother Ann Getty, who raised Ivy in the Getty mansion where she hosted, died at age 79, two months before her own son died.

Ivy says Vogue that her late grandmother inspired her choice of designer wedding dresses: “My grandmother always wore John Galliano’s designs,” she said. “After my grandmother passed away – she was really more like a mother to me – I felt that connection with John. I knew I wanted him to design my wedding dress.

Still, the guest said: “[The wedding] was not what I expected or what you would think when seeing all the photos. It was done so well that it didn’t seem great, and John and Ann’s memories were so inspiring and loving. It was just exquisite and filled with friends of Ivy and Toby that they have all known forever and who want the best for them. It was not a superficial social marriage where everyone said in a low voice, “This will never last. It felt like a real love match.

The wedding party included
The wedding party included “Queen’s Gambit” actress Anya Taylor-Joy (left of the bride), who was a bridesmaid.
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Sources say Ann would be happy with Ivy’s husband’s choice.

“Toby really cared about Ivy,” added the guest, who has known the Getty family, including Ivy’s grandfather, 87-year-old Gordon Getty, for more than four decades.

“He adores her. He wrote his own vows and they blew everyone away. He said ‘I am your protector and your slave.’ It was so sincere. It wasn’t just two rich kids who, like, met in Ibiza last year.

Engel, who has been described as an aspiring tech entrepreneur and director as well as a photographer, was born in Vienna. Her parents are Peter Engel, an Austrian businessman, and Cheryl Prime, an English actress. She appeared in “Coronation Street” in 1982 and in the “Stolen” series of 1990.

The couple met at London Fashion Week and Engel proposed at sunset in Capri.

Getty, Taylor-Joy and more celebrated at a pre-wedding party with a '60s Mod theme.
Getty, Taylor-Joy and more celebrated at a pre-wedding party with a ’60s Mod theme.
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Ivy met bridesmaid Anya Taylor-Joy six years ago, on the actress’ first day in Los Angeles, according to La Coupe.

“My little girl got married yesterday,” Taylor-Joy wrote on Instagram Monday. “To be by your side for all these years and your bridesmaid has been nothing less than a privilege and your existence nothing less than a miracle. I am so PROUD of the woman you have become. If you ever have the slightest doubt, I loved you and I will love you forever.

CONGRATULATIONS LIL MONKEY SPICE! You were truly the most beautiful of brides.

Ivy’s optimism was obvious last year after her father died, when she told the Post how much she loved him and even though she was in mourning, she also felt grateful.

“I am filled with gratitude for everything he taught me,” she said. “My glass is half full. I think our generation [of Gettys] received a special opportunity to do good in the world, and we intend to take advantage of this opportunity.

Ivy is the great-granddaughter of J. Paul Getty, the founder of Getty Oil, born in Minnesota, who by the mid-20th century was the richest man in the world – with a fortune of 1.2 billion dollars (around 9.1 billion dollars today). He has forty descendants and the family has experienced an inordinate share of tragedy over the decades.

John Gilbert Getty with his daughter Ivy Getty
Ivy’s father, John Gilbert Getty, died of heart problems caused by an overdose of fentanyl in 2020.
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In 1973, John Paul Getty III – the 16-year-old grandson of the Patriarch (making him Ivy’s first cousin) – was kidnapped in Rome. His captors demanded $ 17 million, which his grandfather would not pay, which led his captors to cut off his right ear.

The ordeal, coupled with terrible neglect, ruined the boy’s life. At just 24 years old, he found himself paralyzed following a drug overdose. John Paul III, who was the father of actor Balthazar Getty, died in 2011, aged 55.

In 2015, Getty’s brother Andrew Getty died of bleeding from an ulcer. It was discovered that he had methamphetamine in his body at the time of his death.

Ivy's mother, Alyssa Boothby (left), was not very present during her childhood, so Ann Getty - the mother of John Gilbert (right) - raised the girl.
Ivy’s mother, Alyssa Boothby (left), was not very present during her childhood, so Ann Getty – the mother of John Gilbert (right) – raised the girl.
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“No one in the family calls it an overdose,” the wedding guest said. “They say he died under mysterious circumstances. It’s still the sentence.

In addition to Ivy, the younger generation includes fashion designer August Getty, 26, who dresses icons ranging from Cher and Hailey Baldwin to Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus. Isabel Getty, 25, the jet set musician daughter of Christopher Getty and Pia Miller, is the singer of the group Jean Marlow. And Nats (Natalia) Getty, 27, founded her own streetwear clothing line, Strike Oil, and is an LBGTQ activist married to Gigi Gorgeous, a transgender woman with huge success on YouTube.



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How I Buy: Rickey Thompson


We all buy clothes, but no one makes the same purchases. It can be a social and deeply personal experience; sometimes it can be impulsive and entertaining, at others, goal-oriented, a chore. Where do you buy When do you shop? How do you decide what you need, how much to spend and what is “you”? These are some of the questions we ask important people in our “How I shop” column.

When Fashionista last met Rickey Thompson in early 2019, he said his dream would be to book a fashion campaign. (“Fingers crossed,” he told Maria.) Well, for over two years he’s been doing it – and then some: the actor and social media star doesn’t have one, not two, not three, but four commercials for Coach, one of America’s biggest fashion houses (and, not to mention, becoming a staple host for Coach’s TV spots). Her latest, for the brand’s “Give A Little Love” vacation spot, was released this week, and also stars Jennifer Lopez, Michael B. Jordan, Paloma Elsesser, Barbie Ferreira and more.

“I like everything in [the campaign] – literally everything, ”he says of Pierre-Ange Carlotti’s pictures, Thompson, where he appears alongside comedian Quen Blackwell and his real cousin. “I just loved the vacation clothes: the bags, the shoes, the top, the jacket. Everything went perfectly and gave an atmosphere of elegant friendship. Then I had to bring my little cousin on set to shoot with me, which is absolutely everything … Everything went so well. “

Thompson’s job for Coach was just the beginning. Since booking that first campaign in 2019, he’s attended the fashion week shows from brands like Balenciaga, Balmain, Mugler and Ludovic de Saint Sernin (and Coach, of course). He appeared on the covers of magazines. And he’s only just getting started.

“I hope to continue to grow more [and book] more campaigns, “he says.” I want to walk more and really explode in the fashion world. “

While his fashion profile has grown exponentially, some things haven’t changed for Thompson, like his belief that good accessorizing can make an outfit and the fact that there is only more to come from him in fashion space. Upcoming, he talks about Christmas gifts (and clothes), his love of bags, and the trends he’s been really excited about lately. Read on.

Rickey Thompson behind the scenes of his latest Coach campaign.

“[The last few years, working in fashion has] made me want to dress better, and I like that about me. I am literally so obsessed with getting dressed. I look at myself like a doll: I wake up every day and I’m excited about what I want to wear. I’m like ‘Okay, cute.’ I want to wear the nicest things and look my best. Everywhere I go, I want to take a look. Being able to work with fashion houses opened my eyes to fashion.

“I’m so proud to be able to work with big fashion houses. I never thought in a million years that I would really work with fashion. I was like, ‘I don’t know. not the right fit. But I realized I was. I love fashion so much. The fact that I’m doing this at such a young age and have so many Coaching campaigns under my belt makes me feel amazing.

“I love the Coach family. I love everything they do. They make me happy. They make me feel comfortable. They allow me to go into the workspace and really take ownership of everything. In fact, I’m obsessed with working with the fashion world is everything.

“I love trying on different things. Before, I was afraid to wear certain colors or certain cuts of clothes. Now I literally try everything. Like everything wearing a skirt and jeans – at first I was like, ‘ I don’t, “I don’t know if I like it. I don’t know if I can make it. But I had this cute black pleated skirt and I put it on with some cute jeans and I was like,” Oh my God, that’s it. I look so adorable. I love her look. I love the way it fits. “I was very nervous doing this, but now I’m obsessed. I love experimenting with fashion.

“I found [my style] for the first time when i moved to LA i am from north carolina so the fashion world is really not that big there. When I went to Los Angeles and saw different people wearing these clothes and going beyond, I was like, “Oh my God, I can do that too. Plus, being able to work in New York and being able to travel all over the world, I just saw so many different people who are really rocking the hype. And I’m like, ‘I can do the exact same thing.’ Traveling has really opened my eyes to the world of fashion.

“I was obsessed with the look of low rise pants. I used to be a high rise dude, but now I think the low rise is so cute. It’s so sexy. I love the way it looks on my skin. body, and I “I’ve seen him a lot lately on the catwalks. I’m like “Oh my God, I can’t wait to fit more hipster pants into my closet.” The oversized look also interests me a lot. I love myself in an oversized jacket. I love myself in loose pants. I love going out and being comfortable – this is one of my biggest things: if I go out I don’t “I don’t mean,“ I can’t breathe in this outfit ”or“ My pants. is too tight. I like to be relaxed. I like to be cool. Lots of brands do this all oversized look, and I love, love, love, love, love. When I go shopping I make sure, “Are my pants long? Quite ? Are they large enough? Is my jacket loose enough? “

“The only thing I’m looking for right now is the perfect leather blazer. It’s my biggest, biggest, biggest, biggest thing. It’s so hard to find. want to find the most perfect leather blazer that fits me perfectly – the right length and everything like that.

“Boots are my thing. It really describes my personal fashion right now – every time you see me, “Does Rickey have a nice boot?” If I do, I’m having a good day. I am really killing him. I will wear them all year round. I don’t care what people have to say: I’ll wear nice boots all year round.

“I’ve been really obsessed with wearing moccasins lately. I’ve bought a lot of different types of moccasins – platform moccasins, low moccasins, a bun with a heel on it. I’m still obsessed with boots, but i really wanted i love the finesse of moccasins.

“I love to accessorize. I feel like you always have to know how to do it. Once you accessorize it makes the outfit even better.

“I started carrying a lot of bags. My mom, aunt and grandmother are the purse ladies. They had a bag every time, and I was like, ‘I want to start them. carry. “Now my bag collection is amazing. Every time I go out and see a bag that I want, I’m going to have it. I’m working hard, I’m going to have some fun. Right now I’m about 20 years, and I will continue to expand the collection.

“I remember growing up my mom always wore turtlenecks. I was always scared to wear a turtleneck, but now I’m obsessed. [grow] up, I really like to make my fashion more classy, ​​elegant, grown up and sexy. My fashion has definitely turned a new leaf in this direction. I used to be someone who liked bright colors a lot, very 90s. But then I was like, “I really want to start dressing in a more adult, more sophisticated way.”

“The first Coach bag I can think of is the one my mom wore all the time. It was this simple black Coach bag with monogram. Fast forward to now, being able to work with Coach and be part of the family, that was. is amazing. I will never be able to forget that monogrammed black Coach bag. There was this simple black mini bag that my grandma always wore too. So I live for Coach – Coach has been in my family for a very long time.

“The last thing I bought on a whim was in Vegas. I bought this satchel and I was like, ‘Oh, is there a handbag that goes with it? need. ‘ And I bought it too. It was a crazy price, but it looks so good together. I’m like, “I can wear these two pieces together so much and be really rude with that.” So yeah, j bought a satchel and a matching bag to go with it.

“I love shopping online. Going to stores is fun, it’s cute, but I love being able to sit on my bed and shop until I fall. is so much fun. I feel like shopping in stores, I don’t know. I love that I can be on my laptop and imagine, “Will I look amazing in there? I think so. Let me put it on my card. ”I love that feeling.

“My best friend Denzel, anytime [I want to buy something] I send him like, ‘Is that cute? Will I look good in it? Is it correct?’ And he’s like ‘Yeah, understand that. It’s worth it.’ So I always hit him. Whenever I need advice, he will respond. I like having a friend like that, because that’s why I got into fashion. I didn’t care before, but he’d say, ‘Come on, Rickey. You are in LA now. You are seen. You have to be at your best. Since that day, I’ve been on it, so I’m really grateful for him.

“This holiday season, like I said before, I really want to give something big and warm and very stylish. When I come home I want to mess around, and I don’t know, wear a costume. , maybe. I just wanted to get dressed and be very pretty for the holidays.

“Whenever I shop for gifts, I always think to myself, ‘What can make this person smile the most? I’m going to mess around. I’ll think about what they told me, what they liked, or I’ll go through some old texts, see what they like right now, and get a giveaway around that. I want to make someone happy during the holidays. I love giving gifts. “

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Designer from Memphis representing the Mid-South overseas


Style and fashion come in all shapes and styles. A fashion designer from Memphis is giving her own spin on luxury and her brand is going international.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Lina Dweik has been a resident of Memphis for 20 years. Originally from the country of Jordan, she has traveled the world and her international flair has inspired her love for fashion.

“Since I was 5 years old, I have lived in a different city, a different country every two years,” said Dweik. “For a very long time, since I can remember. I’ve always loved fashion and I also had this modesty thing and it was really hard to get the best of both worlds.

Dweik wanted modest and luxurious clothes that were trendy, but found her particular style that was lacking so she started making her own clothes. Her style and brand, which bear her name, got noticed and in 2020 she was invited to showcase her work at Memphis Fashion Week. She was happy to be included, but due to COVID-19 the show was limited with no track.

“After Memphis Fashion Week, I felt like maybe now was not the right time to get started with COVID,” Dweik said. “I put it on hiatus and really June 1, 2021 was the official launch date for the brand.”

It took quickly. Dweik uses a range of fabrics and accessories to create beautiful, modest but incredibly fashionable works of art. On October 3, 2021, she was recognized by the city and Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris presented her with a county proclamation.

“It was one of the best times of my life. Such an honor, ”said Dweik. “He said I was doing things for Memphis, promoting my brand, and sort of bringing women from all walks of life together for this great cause.”

Dweik is pleased with the progress made by their brand. She once again participated in Memphis Fashion Week in August, but now her exploits will be international. It will be virtually presented at Italian Fashion Week in Turin from November 15 to 21. Modest clothes are common in Dweik’s home country Jordan and the Middle East, she wants them to grow and be popular across the world.

“I want to show that it’s not just for Middle Eastern women. It’s not just for Muslim women. It’s absolutely for all women of different backgrounds, different skin tones, but all women who share an appreciation for modest luxury clothing, ”said Dweik.

Dweik’s clothing line can be viewed at linadweik.com or on Instagram @bylinadweik.



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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
Source: Instagram

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

lolaoj:

“Adorable.”

zi_xandas_fashion:

“Babygirl is seriously looking for her daddy.”

callista_wendu:

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

mss_rehemaash:

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

adaeze_writes:

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

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matahari.ng:

“Saskay n Wilmer. “

oyepejufanibe:

“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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Monique Lhuillier, Bridal Designer for Britney Spears, on 25 Years of Weddings


Written by Megan C. Hills, CNN

Filipino American fashion designer Monique Lhuillier wants to make your dreams come true. She wants you to imagine yourself dressed in cream silk, lace and verdant flowers, running through the gardens of Lake Como and toward the love of your life – a scene captured in one of her brand’s recent campaigns.
“People come to me for this fantasy,” explained Lhuillier, who is best known for designing wedding dresses for Britney Spears and Reese Witherspoon, via video call. “They want that over the top look.”

Even during the pandemic, when marriages were curtailed and brides around the world were forced to put their plans on hold, the fantasy “never went away,” she added.

A dress from Monique Lhuiller’s latest bridal collection. Credit: Monique Lhuillier / KT Merry

“(The brides) never wanted to compromise on the dress. Even though they were going to have a little ceremony, they still wanted the dream dress … (if there were) five people in the room with them , or 200. “

Lhuillier has been distributing fantasies – and fulfilling her own dreams of running a successful label – since 1996, when she set up her eponymous brand in the basement of her parents’ house in Malibu without even a business plan (” we don’t have I don’t know nothing. for ten years when they devoted “90% of their time” to the business.

A floral dress by Monique Lhuillier.

A floral dress by Monique Lhuillier. Credit: Monique Lhuillier / Rizzoli

At the time, Lhuillier, who was born and raised in the Philippines and then lived in Switzerland, was inspired by a sense of “Californian ease,” she writes in a new book retracing her 25-year career. Her early designs offered romantic, modern silhouettes that were close to the body and embellished with unexpected details, from colorful belts to blush veils.

However, the brand was not, Lhuillier recalled, an instant dazzling success. As she ran between bridal shows and catwalks, calling out whoever would sell her brand’s dresses – while also running a Beverly Hills store and developing new designs – there was no time to work with. Hollywood stylists. And anyway, the pair “didn’t realize the power of celebrity dressing,” she said.

Angelina Jolie wearing Monique Lhuillier at the 2002 Golden Globes, accompanied by Billy-Bob Thornton.

Angelina Jolie wearing Monique Lhuillier at the 2002 Golden Globes, accompanied by Billy-Bob Thornton. Credit: Gregg DeGuire / WireImage / Getty Images

But that all changed in 2002, when Angelina Jolie asked to wear one of her dresses for the Golden Globes. The elegant look was not a cream, beige or white, but rather a strapless black dress paired with a shawl and pearl necklace. Then, the following year, the brand was noticed when Lhuillier made for the first time a wedding dress for a “mega celebrity”: Britney Spears.

Big cut

Spears was splashed in every magazine back then. After kissing Madonna at the VMAs, then marrying Jason Allen Alexander – only to have the union called off 55 hours later – she went on to announce a surprise engagement to backup dancer Kevin Federline.

In search of a dress for the wedding, a friend and stylist of Spears contacted Lhuillier and arranged a series of dates in secret places to prevent the paparazzi from harassing the singer. It made it difficult to give Spears “the whole experience of a bride,” the designer recalled, as she couldn’t just show up to her studio.

Monique Lhuillier's ready-to-wear collection, presented during Spring-Summer Paris <a class=Fashion Week in 2017.”/>

Monique Lhuillier’s ready-to-wear collection, presented during Spring-Summer Paris Fashion Week in 2017. Credit: Monique Lhuillier / Rizzoli

“I didn’t just bring her two dresses, I showed her what I would show to (all) my brides, so that she could feel like she really had the (typical bridal) experience,” said said Lhuillier, explaining how the brand designed the bespoke lace, accessories and veil for Spears, as well as the dress.

Lhuillier was also commissioned to make a “fun and flirty” reception dress and dresses for the whole wedding party, in a strict color scheme. She was given six weeks to design and produce everything, a huge task considering she was also preparing to show off a ready-to-wear collection at New York Fashion Week.

When the press found out about the wedding, the pressure mounted.

“The day before my show, I got a phone call from his team,” she recalls. They said, ‘People are finding out, so we have to get the wedding to take place earlier, so now you will have three weeks. ”

“(I told them) ‘OK, we’ll do it. Don’t worry.’ But inside, I was dying. “

Designer Monique Lhuillier attends a 2018 gala.

Designer Monique Lhuillier attends a 2018 gala. Credit: Emma McIntyre / Getty Images

In a way, she succeeded. Photos of the nuptials have been splashed in magazines and on the internet, with Spears’ white silk gown, embroidered train, and floor-sweeping veil in the spotlight. Soon more and more of his ready-to-wear items were appearing on celebrity red carpets, and Lhuillier “could sense the momentum” when people finally began to fully understand his French surname – loo-lee. -ei.

“It helped people figure out how to pronounce our name; it helped hearing it a few times on the (red) carpet. It really cemented our name and the idea of ​​Monique Lhuillier and glamor.”

A quarter of a century later

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the brand remains proudly independent, with Lhuillier as Creative Director and Bugbee as CEO. Their dresses – and now the furniture and jewelry, among other things – are American made, so the designer can stay “on the go”. (“It’s not the cheapest way to do it, but that’s how I like to work,” she said.)

Taylor Swift wearing Monique Lhuillier in 2014.

Taylor Swift wearing Monique Lhuillier in 2014. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

Lhuillier is now more aware of the power of celebrity and has an employee in charge of VIP requests. Celebrities like Taylor Swift, Kaley Cuoco, Heidi Klum and Elizabeth Banks have all turned to her for major events, while Carrie Underwood and Lea Michele have asked her for their dream wedding dresses. Reese Witherspoon, a close friend of Lhuillier’s, wore the designer’s white dress and blush satin belt for her second wedding, to Jim Toth, in 2011.
In the preface by Lhuillier new book, Witherspoon wrote, “(Monique) understands why women want to wear something that makes them beautiful and how her designs will become part of the fabric of their lives.”
Indeed, Lhuillier’s knack for figuring out what women want to wear during life-changing moments remains astute, with her self-proclaimed “whimsical” new collection focusing on floral prints, colors and shorter hems. But the pandemic has damaged her business, as brides around the world have turned to Zoom fittings and scaled back their plans. With more time for her during the lockdown, the designer has taken care of a new line of fine jewelry. Created in collaboration with the retailer Kay Jewelers, it is a project close to the heart of Lhuillier, his grandfather being a jeweler.
The cover of Monique Lhuillier's new book, a retrospective of her career published by Rizzoli.

The cover of Monique Lhuillier’s new book, a retrospective of her career published by Rizzoli. Credit: Monique Lhuillier / Rizzoli

“Jewelry, for me, was a natural (progression). It’s part of history. Without a ring, there is no dress,” she said, adding that each piece is engraved with a short message from him.

Figuring out what comes next is a tall order, especially since she has already been shown at Paris Fashion Week, received a Presidential Medal of Merit from former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo and she received the seal of approval from American first ladies Michelle Obama and Melania Trump. Lhuillier said that as an immigrant who had lived in the United States for almost 35 years, it was “an honor” to dress the women of the White House.

First Lady Michelle Obama wore Monique Lhuillier in 2014, alongside her husband President Barack Obama.

First Lady Michelle Obama wore Monique Lhuillier in 2014, alongside her husband President Barack Obama. Credit: Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images

The designer, who lived in the Philippines until the age of 14, said she still carries the country’s “kindness” and “traditions” to this day. Describing herself as a “citizen of the world” she said: “It was a gift to be raised in Asia… picking up all these cultures and bringing back family has always been the most important thing.”

Designer Monique Lhuillier (second from left) with models wearing her Spring 2019 bridal collection.

Designer Monique Lhuillier (second from left) with models wearing her Spring 2019 bridal collection. Credit: Monique Lhuillier / Rizzoli

Yet rather than creating designs inspired by the Philippines, she believes that “good design transcends so many different cultures.”

“I decided to create this brand so that women feel empowered and they feel beautiful.”


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Global smartphone brand OPPO is the official photography sponsor of Lagos Fashion Week 2021 – Nairametrics


  • OPPO is playing a leading role in photography and videography of Nigeria’s fashion industry as fashion meets technology during Lagos Fashion Week.

Global smartphone brand OPPO is taking the Nigerian fashion industry by storm by becoming the Official Photography Partner of Lagos Fashion Week # OPPOxLagosFW2021.

This is the first time that OPPO will present its capabilities and innovative photographic products to the Nigerian public after appearing at Big Brother Naija 2020 as a main sponsor. It is also the first time that the brand has activated its Reno5 series with the main leaders of the fashion industry.

Lagos Fashion Week (LagosFW21) kicked off this year with the announcement of the Green Access and Brunch finalists announced. OPPO was live at the event to preserve the memories and capture the #ShotonOPPO event using the Reno 5 series.

This year’s Fashion Week kicked off with virtual events October 27-28 while the physical show takes place today, October 29-30, 2021, showcasing stunning collections from selected designers. Lagos Green Access Fashion Week finalists will also showcase their sustainable collections.

According to Jennifer Okorhi, Marketing Manager – OPPO Nigeria, “OPPO’s overall vision is to elevate life through the art of technology.” Capture the physical Lagos Fashion Week runway shows with OPPO’s flagship smartphone (Reno 5 series) in a low-light room and a packed house of people using the Reno 5 cell phone to capture the catwalks, street style and Fashion Week’s global event clearly shows OPPO’s mobile photography capabilities to deliver professional #ShotonOPPO photography.

“This year, our goal is to boldly demonstrate the photography and videography capabilities of OPPO’s flagship mobile phone”, Jennifer said. “As an official photographic partner, we have created a Reno photography studio to capture and preserve beautiful memories, again a showcase and live exhibit of Reno 5 | Reno 5F series.
Lagos Fashion Week’s goal of facilitating and supporting sustainability is aligned with OPPO’s goal of being “a sustainable brand that contributes to a better world”.

This edition features award-winning photographer Tope Adenola as the official OPPO photographer to capture all #ShotonOPPO photographs for Lagos Fashion Week 2021.

About OPPO

OPPO is one of the world’s leading brands of smart devices. Since the launch of its first mobile phone – “Smiley Face” – in 2008, OPPO has relentlessly pursued the perfect synergy between aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology.

Today, OPPO offers a wide range of smart devices led by the Find and Reno series. Beyond devices, OPPO provides its users with the ColorOS operating system and internet services like OPPO Cloud and OPPO +.

OPPO operates in over 50 countries and regions with over 40,000 OPPO employees dedicated to creating better lives for customers around the world.

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SS22 Arab Fashion Week parades end with sold out for final show


The last night of fall-winter 2022 Arab Fashion Week the shows brought a packed hall. In Dubai’s Design District (d3), four brands presented their collections: Zeena Zaki, Michael Leyva, RC Caylan and Michael Cinco brought a standing room and a full show.

Returning to physical shows after the pandemic, which has put a lot of real-life shows on hiatus over the past two years, the Arab Fashion Council and their strategic partner d3 have made Covid a safe week. Jacob Abrian, CEO of Arab Fashion Council and Mohammed Aqra, Chief Strategy Officer set the stage for a busy week of international and regional talent showcasing their talent, as well as breakout sessions of their Board discussions at a roundtable that was held earlier in the evening. Backstage buzzed with makeup artists, hairdressers and hairdressers Fadi Nasr, known for styling the Miss Lebanon pageant, has created all of the models’ looks over the past four days.

Zeena Zaki

Zaki was unable to attend but her show began with a video chat from Costa Rica, inviting viewers to enjoy her new collection. Filled with stylish evening wear with long and short looks, this is a practical yet very stylish collection. Lots of silver and black sequins that will catch the attention of Arab women. But other pieces will suit the Western market, such as black evening dresses with spaghetti straps, off the shoulders, leather looks and jumpsuits. It’s a fun collection for women of all cultures.

Starting her career as a fashion designer creating for friends and family, Zaki launched his eponymous label in 2003 in the United Arab Emirates. Dreamy, she makes herself and also parades at Paris Fashion Week. Her strength is her ability to know what women want, highlighting in her designs areas that women may want to show more or less.

Michael leyva

Filipino designer Michael leyva was not supposed to be a fashion designer. He had positioned himself to enter the tourism industry but his creativity took root. Tonight he presented a couture collection filled with pearls and volumes. Bright yellows and deep pinks, in various shades of greens, blacks, reds, as well as men’s looks fill the collection. Off the shoulders, high slits, long bell-sleeve coats accompany dresses, and deep V-neck dresses offer drama and sophistication. For men, everyday athletic looks, shorts paired with a button-down shirt and a sweater in olive green, yellow, turquoise and red suits, make for fun looks with masculine cuts and cuts.

RC Caylan

Creation of a collection of subtle Asian touches from floral patterns and cuts on the dresses. With a color palette ranging from orange, green, turquoise, black, blue, pink and velvet green, this is a collection of intricate details and cuts. The designer created knee-length jumpsuits, as well as dresses with flowing trains.

While RC Caylan is a designer that is both traditional and contemporary, he ensures that his creations are unique and sophisticated. His grandmother, seamstress of the school uniform was his first inspiration. And today, the Michigan-based designer creates dresses, bridal gowns and suits for men with couture details.

Michael cinco

Michael cinco, another Filipino but Dubai-based designer brought a full house as he closed Arab Fashion Week. With a line that encircles the fashion building connoisseurs queuing to get in, every seat was full, as was the balcony. By changing the flooring, Cinco and his team installed a custom printed flooring. A total couture collection, Cinco wowed the room with its bewitching looks. A collection of details, colors and tailoring craftsmanship, each piece has been crafted with high quality and standards of design and production. Dresses with flaming shoulders but adorned with feathers at the bottom, as well as shimmering gold, green and cream dresses filled the collection. Cinco created bespoke glittery suits for men with detailed beaded blazers.

But what has delighted the hearts of the public is the inclusiveness of the models chosen by Cinco. A mannequin with a prosthetic leg stepped out in a black dress, short in the front with a long train. Immediately, the audience cheered as she walked down the track. A second model came out with a prosthetic arm. And a curvy model walked past to applause, because that was Cinco’s way of saying beauty comes in all shapes, shapes, sizes, and if you’re missing any part of your body, you’re everything. as important as anyone else. For the final, Cinco made a spectacular entry on the runway, walking to the end with models behind him.



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Daniela Villa, ‘Mexiterránea’, by Raquel Oliva


Fashion weeks travel miles and miles to show the best of the industry on the most famous catwalks in different parts of the world.

New York, Paris, London, Milan, Madrid and now Mexico are among the best known in the world and in the latter, especially at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Mexico, the most important fashion showcase in the country of America central was, where we experienced an exceptional closure on the occasion of its 15th anniversary which took place in a high place, in one of the balconies of the Four Season hotel in the city.

Photo: Constanza Martínez

Daniela Villa, designer from Tijuana (Mexico), main protagonist of the closing day, presents one of the artist’s most personal collections to date. A collection in which Daniela merges two of the countries that have contributed the most to her personally and professionally to show Mediterranean-inspired clothing and Mexican elements.

This is how ‘Mexiterránea’ was born, where we find the perfect collection for an upcoming trip to the beach in which the mixture bears not only its name, but also the elements of the two countries that are undoubtedly the main protagonists.

Daniela Villa, 'Mexiterránea', by Raquel Oliva
Photo: Constanza Martínez

The artist, engaged in slow fashion, presents this new collection composed mainly of swimsuits, handcrafted belts and, of course, beach hats, one of the brand’s signatures. Large hats that envelop their bearer in mystery and give them a touch of sensuality which, at MBFW Mexico, has also gained their importance, becoming, on certain occasions, the star accessory of the parade.

Certain clothes that highlight the flight, the colors and the silhouettes contributed to each element and, of course, the details, another of Daniela’s hallmarks. In this case, we appreciate various elements that allow the garment to fit the silhouette, such as camisoles or beachwear; In addition to the wide sleeves, which by their manufacture take us to the sea and the foam it leaves on the sand, with the always elegant touch of the designer.

Daniela Villa, 'Mexiterránea', by Raquel Oliva
Photo: Constanza Martínez

Exclusive and selected designs that do not continue chain manufacturing, calling on Mexican artisans to achieve the perfect end product, also offering greater cultural richness to each of their garments.

There are macrame details from the province of Mérida or textiles made in Oaxaca, and materials such as linen, blankets, silk and cotton, among others. Elements that give life to “Mexiterránea”, a timeless collection that shows the designer’s love for the bohemian. A love of the bohemian-chic style that their clothes represent in each collection.

The designer fell in love with Spain

The fascination of this well-known Mexican for the art world led her to study design at first, to later become what she wanted so much, a fashion designer.

Mexican
Photo: Mexiterranea

With the firm conviction that his designs add a plus to current fashion, he burst into the industry by appearing in prestigious fashion shows, including the one that has just closed and where he has received applause from the national and international press. , which gave him the momentum he needed to continue his hectic career.

A career that has taken him this year to Spain, more precisely to Marbella, Malaga, where, thanks to his perseverance and good work, he has opened two successful Pop Ups Stores.

Daniela Villa, 'Mexiterránea', by Raquel Oliva
Photo: Constanza Martínez

Marbella, a Mediterranean city that fell in love with her and that was one of her great inspirations, along with her native Mexico, in the creation of this latest collection in which, as usual, she imprints her woman’s DNA. free with a bohemian spirit, where elegance and avant-garde are its particular signature.

A new collection that adds to the designer’s great achievements, among which we must also highlight the spring-summer 2019 proposal, which was all the more surprising, since Daniela always surprises, paying tribute to the surrealist painter Pedro Friedeberg. So, with his ‘Visiones Fugitivas’, he captivated even more fashion editors, press and socialites in his country in an unprecedented spectacle that even included the National Orchestra of Mexico.

Mexican
Photo: Mexiterranea

Now he has once again surprised with ‘Mexiterránea’ where he once again has elements that defy the rules thanks to his designs which can be defined as ready a seam or what amounts to the same thing, a mix between ‘haute couture’ – tailor-made handmade clothes – and ready-to-wear clothes.

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How did Balenciaga become so popular among fashion enthusiasts?


Balenciaga climbs to the top.

After reigning supreme for months, the Gucci house has been relegated to second place among the most popular fashion brands, overthrown by Balenciaga. A return to haute couture and a multitude of daring – and avant-garde – collaborations paved the way for this luxury brand to (re) conquer the hearts of fashion fans, notably driven by the notoriously hard-to-satisfy Gen Z.

Balenciaga seems to attract as much fascination as it does criticism, in large part thanks to a marketing strategy that can only be described as daring, if not totally crazy. Still, the fashion house is said to be the talk of the world to the point of becoming the most popular brand in the latest Lyst * report on trends and flagship brands for Q3 2021. The brand, led by Georgian Designer and founder of Vetements Demna Gvasalia has climbed five places in a few months to challenge Gucci, another particularly popular brand of Generation Z, which had until then been the undisputed leader of the ranking.

Fortnite, Simpsons, Kanye West

Although Balenciaga has always been a popular brand, its popularity continues to grow day by day. This rise was undoubtedly stimulated by the brand’s great comeback in haute couture last July – after about half a century of absence – and has grown steadily since the fall, with projects all more daring than the others. At the end of September, the fashion house unleashed social networks by announcing a collaboration with “Fortnite”, one of the most popular video games in the world, offering players the possibility of obtaining virtual Balenciaga fashion outfits and accessories, and, by extension, confirming the growing interest of luxury houses in Generation Z.

A few days later, the French fashion house struck again. During the presentation of its spring-summer 2022 collection at Paris Fashion Week, the brand released an unprecedented episode of “The Simpsons”, making Marge, Homer, Bart, Lisa and the rest of the gang the ambassadors of its last. looks. It was the world of luxury making a foray into pop culture – or vice versa – and an initiative that landed with full impact. And this mix of genres and cultures is an integral part of Balenciaga’s winning strategy. Indeed, the brand has understood that Generation Z, the new privileged target of luxury houses, does not want lockers or stereotypes.

As if to seal his success, it now seems a plethora of celebrities swear by Balenciaga – or almost. From Kim Kardashian to Rihanna to Kanye West – or Ye by her new name – the fashion house can count on a five-star cast to showcase its outfits. The brand’s success at the last MET Gala shows that Balenciaga is everywhere on the red carpet. Not to mention Balenciaga’s collaboration with the same Kanye “Ye” West when “Donda” came out. These bets may seem crazy at first glance, but they are winning on all fronts, as the luxury house has clearly never been so popular.

An ode to color and sportswear

According to The Lyst Index, Gucci is now the second most popular brand, ahead of Dior, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Nike, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Fendi and Saint Laurent. Dolce & Gabbana returns to the Top 20, closing the ranking.

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From July to September – a period marked by a return to a relatively normal life in many countries – trends were dominated by colorful pieces, sportswear-inspired clothing and a strong interest in accessories of all kinds. Prada’s raffia tote bag topped the list of most popular women’s items, followed by Versace’s Medusa Aevitas platform shoes in hot pink and terrycloth slides from Bottega Veneta. On the men’s side, the Adidas Yeezy sneakers remain uncontested at the top of the rankings, and more specifically the Yeezy Foam Runner, with searches up 411%.

* Lyst analyzed the online behavior of its 150 million consumers who search, browse and buy fashion items from 17,000 brands and online stores. The Lyst Index methodology takes into account consumer behavior on the platform, including conversion and sale rates. The study also takes into account Google searches, social media mentions and global engagement statistics over a three-month period.

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Television was a foreign world for Golshifteh Farahani. Then came “Invasion”.


Golshifteh Farahani didn’t fully realize what she was getting herself into when she signed up for new sci-fi series “Invasion,” debuts Friday on Apple TV +.

“I had absolutely no idea, I didn’t even know what the story would be,” she said on a recent video call. “I didn’t know about aliens. I didn’t know anything about nothing.

Grilling producer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg, who created the show with David Weil, didn’t fully reassure Farahani, 38, an Iranian-born actress who moved to France in 2008 and is best known for her subtly expressive performances in dozens of international films.

“I remember hearing from Simon that she was going to kill an alien with a machete or something,” Farahani said of her character, Aneesha. “I was like, ‘Are you kidding? “”

Farahani is not new to acting, having starred in Ridley Scott’s “Body of Lies” and Chris Hemsworth’s Vehicle. “Extraction.” But she built her global reputation on more author-type dishes, including films by Iranian master Asghar Farhadi (“About Elly”) and Jim Jarmusch (“Paterson”, in which she played the cheerfully eccentric wife of Adam Driver).

“I love his presence,” Jarmusch said over the phone. “I love his mischievous eyes, his playfulness. She has a very positive spirit as a person.

Farahani is not yet a household name in the United States, but her presence extends far beyond her very independent resume suggests. She’s the kind of global style icon who sits at the forefront of Paris Fashion Week and a model for Cartier jewelry. she amassed nearly 12 million followers on Instagram. One thing Farahani hadn’t done, however, was a TV show (in addition to a voiceover role).

“I was one of those dinosaurs so loyal to movies and movies,” she said. “I never took any proposition seriously because it was kind of like I wanted to keep the cinema alive.”

And so she signed on, and she learned on the job.

For Kinberg, who launched it first – even before “Jurassic Park” veteran Sam Neill – Farahani sets the tone for the series, which is inspired by “War of the Worlds” and is set in multiple countries.

It’s a spectacle of alien invasion, but it’s really about the nuance, the vulnerability and the humanity of the characters, “he said over the phone.” And it’s something that she knows how to play, no matter where she plays it. play.”

Farahani, who is refreshing and forthright in conversation, spoke earlier this month from Spain, where she was on vacation with her parents (whom she had just arrived from Iran). After this break, she planned to return to the balance between art and bullets, by making an Arnaud Desplechin film with Marion Cotillard followed by a sequel to “Extraction”. These are edited excerpts from the conversation.

At first, Aneesha’s story almost feels like a standalone, intimate drama nestled within a big action movie. Is that how you approached him?

I was really proud of the way they internalize Aneesha’s story. I have a weakness when it comes to independent cinema: whenever there is a little drama, I am really drawn to it. And our story was kind of like that. I’m really proud of this project because it’s not just a blockbuster – something more is happening. It was the most amazing experience of my whole life, this series.

One of the very first things we see is Aneesha finds out that her husband is cheating on her, and these scenes are mostly non-verbal – we read everything on your face. What was it like playing them?

I am surrounded by women like Aneesha who – out of comfort, not out of necessity – have chosen to be a housewife, mother. I had observed, so I knew it very well: how you want to please, how you want children to be amazing. And then of course everything ends up being [expletive] at the end of the day. So I could feel it in my bones.

Funny, there’s only one type of woman I’m jealous of: those who just found a husband and overnight they have it all. Sometimes I would like a man to buy me a house and a car. I built my life from scratch so I’m jealous of it. And of course my friends say, “Oh, you can’t be that. But I was 14 years old, I was working like crazy.

Did the switch to television cause any particular difficulties?

They were so many things. I thought, “Apple is going to own me for the next few years God knows how much.” It was also practical stuff, like the fact that we didn’t have all the scripts – we only started with the first two, and we didn’t have the rest of the episodes. I couldn’t imagine how they could start a project without having the full script. They must have really calmed me down because I was like, “This is kinda crazy what you’re asking me to do.”

Did they at least tell you what would happen to Aneesha during the series?

I have absolutely no idea. I just got a few clues that this character – and they kind of called him the heart of the show – is the one that does crazy stuff. Only in America do they keep you in the dark for, like, forever. I had to beg.

Two weeks before the shoot, I was like, ‘Guys, can I at least know what the story will be? I started stealing scripts from the hair and makeup department because they had them and I didn’t. They told me the scripts were going to change, and I would say, “It’s okay, I just want to know where this character is going to go.”

What was it like working with different writers and directors, which is one of the big differences between television and film?

I learned to be loyal to my directors, so changing directors for me was like changing husbands. It was really like you were married to someone and then they told you to go to bed with another man and you were like, “I’m a little uncomfortable doing this.

You have almost 12 million followers on Instagram. How do you deal with this part of your life?

To be honest, I have no idea. I joined Instagram very late considering, and it took me a while to feel it because I do everything in a very intuitive way. I think the truth and being truthful is the key.

My Instagram is a very delicate thing because I have many Persian followers and many international followers. With the exiles, it is as if we were in limbo: I am not from France, but I have been outside Iran for more than 13 years now. So you have to create your own continent, and you have your own rules, and you become your own one way or another. In my career, I didn’t just do blockbusters or independent cinema, I always surfed between worlds and I didn’t stick to one genre.

Except for full-fledged comedies, which you haven’t really done outside of French film “Noël & Cie.”

I’m very funny! [Laughs.] As much as I have tragedy and drama in me, so much I have a clown. I’ve done movies where I’m in funny situations, but I’d like to do something where I’m really funny, because I am. The first person who told me that was Ridley Scott, when I was doing “Body of Lies”. He said, “The peak of your qualities that you can do as an actor is comedy.” So yes, I hope that will happen someday.



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High Fashion: How Cannabis Couture Infiltrates the Designer Clothing Industry | GreenState


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Cannabis was once associated with poorly dressed college-age stoners. But with legalization on the rise, it has spread far beyond these stereotypes and into lucrative industries. The last? Haute couture (seriously.)

With clothing made from cannabis-based materials and trendy leaf prints, cannabis sewing is a growing craze, and it just might stay.

Don’t believe us? Here’s a quick round-up of the hash-inspired trends that will put a little more green in your wardrobe. And yes, you can use that as an excuse to buy new clothes.

Cannabis trends in the clothing industry

Cannabis is more popular than expected in the fashion industry. Some designers use cannabis materials (hemp) as an alternative to cotton, and others use cannabis leaf prints and patterns.

Hemp

Hemp has become very popular in the clothing industry. Candid magazine explains that the biggest appeal of hemp is that it is environmentally friendly. Hemp requires very little water for its growth and does not require pesticides.

The article goes on to say that hemp lasts longer than cotton and is easier to produce in larger quantities. Additionally, hemp is generally softer and more durable than cotton. For these reasons and many more, hemp is becoming popular in the fashion industry.

Cannabis Leaf Prints

The cannabis leaf emblem appears everywhere on shirts these days. Renowned rapper B-Real from Cyrpus Hill has his own clothing brand, Insane, and many of his products have the leaf print on it.

The cannabis leaf print is often used to appeal to young people. However, several creators are trying to incorporate the leaf print into a more upscale fashion. This use of the leaf appears to be an attempt to reject stereotypes and make cannabis elegant.

How designers are using these trends

Fashion designers are use sustainable materials like hemp in their lines. Designer Steven Tai used hemp materials for all of his designs during London Fashion Week 2018. Brands such as Nike and Levi’s are also incorporating hemp into their products.

Sheet-fed printing is also experiencing significant growth in popularity among designers. Just a few years ago, New York Fashion Week had several models in designer outfits with the leaf print. These high-end designs give the sheet a more sophisticated look, defying stereotypes of stoner culture.

The leaf print is used in subtle ways by designer Gela Nash-Taylor and her son Travis. Forbes recently covered their cannabis-centric clothing brand Powerful products, which sells high-end loungewear as well as bags and jackets. Their prints have a moody romance quality with the occasional use of the leaf, giving cannabis a more luxurious image.

This print has always been popular among cannabis users, but its adoption by the fashion industry could be seen as a sign of the growing acceptance of cannabis across the country.


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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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Cardi B escapes penalties in $ 5million lawsuit after being accused of misleading justice


Cardi B will not suffer any consequences after claiming that she was unable to travel to California for a trial, only to end up in Paris a few days later.

According to court documents obtained by Radar, a federal court judge dismissed a request demanding that Cardi be fined $ 8,310.

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As we previously reported, Cardi is being chased by a man named Kevin Brophy Jr. He asks for $ 5 million to have his photo used on his mixtape Gangsta Bi-ch Music Vol. 1 without authorization.

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The cover features Cardi sitting in the back seat of a limousine with his legs spread. Heavily tattooed man is seen from behind giving a blowjob on the Bodak Yellow rapper.

Brophy claims that the use of her photo caused her emotional distress and caused her problems with her family. Cardi says the costume is nothing more than a shakedown and denies causing any harm to the man.

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The judge allowed the case to move forward despite Cardi’s demands that it be dismissed. The rapper recently asked for a trial date from October until next year. She said her doctor advised her against traveling from New York to California because she had just given birth to her son.

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The judge was convinced by Cardi’s doctor’s note and postponed the trial until February. Brophy was furious and wanted it to start before 2022 but dropped the case.

That was until he saw Cardi partying in France for Paris Fashion Week. He accused her of lying in court about not being able to travel. He said: “There is no reasonable explanation for ‘Cardi’ to suggest that she couldn’t and didn’t want to leave New York because she needed to be with her children and he didn’t want to leave New York. was not sure to be in public places, only for her to appear two weeks later in Paris.

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Brophy asked that the trial be postponed from February 2022 to December 2021. He also wanted the $ 8,000 in penalties.

Cardi denied cheating on the court that the Paris Fashion Week opportunity arose after the judge pushed back the trial date.

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She said famous fashion designer Mugler approached her with a concert and she couldn’t refuse it. “The opportunity to participate in an internationally renowned, widely publicized and prestigious event on behalf of one of the world’s greatest fashion designers was just too important, from a career standpoint, and too lucrative. , to be ignored, “wrote his lawyer. .

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Now the judge has ruled and sided with Cardi on the matter. He dismissed the petition for penalties saying the evidence showed the rapper had not misled the court.

Additionally, the judge said she explained why traveling to Paris Fashion Week was different from traveling to trial. The order stated that Cardi was able to “leave her newborn baby in New York in the case of her mother and a nanny for the short trip to Paris, she was not able to make such arrangements. for the long journey necessary to prepare for and attend the trial in this case. ”

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The parties will face off in February.

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Fall / winter 2021 fashion revives old trends, looks to the future


As October approaches, fashion houses are starting to release their most influential fashion shows of the year for the spring / summer lines, giving us a glimpse of the next trend cycle. It starts with the September issue of Vogue, the most influential issue of the year, and extends to New York Fashion Week and beyond.

While fashion houses are the technical creators of the trends by launching their own versions of what should be popular for the upcoming cycle, it’s the people who put them together. Fashion week is a great time to get a glimpse of new designs as well as to get inspiration from fashion enthusiasts. These are a few trends we’ve noticed for fall / winter 2021 on and off piste, in no particular order.

Academic

The fashionable waistcoat and diamond test last spring paid off. As we continue into the cooler seasons, the old college look is a must-have. Stemming from 1930s youth fashion, it was inspired by a unisex look of Oxford shirts, moccasins and pants. Since then, the preppy look has taken off to give off an old-fashioned Americana flair, including athletic wear, tailored silhouettes, neutral prints and conservative silhouettes.

The rise of the preppy look can be strongly attributed to this summer’s theme of the chalet core. In the nightmarish era of the pandemic, a rise in fairytale escape came at an easier and less stressful time, like in a childhood novel. Perhaps academia is its fall / winter counterpart of the personification of a storybook-like life.

To discover: moccasins, tennis skirts, pants, blazers, buttons, trench coats, cardigans, neutral prints, matching sets, rugby shirts or looks inspired by Gossip Girl. See examples of streetwear from Milan Fashion Week and the Alo Yoga brand.

Ballet

With the rise of loungewear replacing casual workwear, people are tired of parading in the same stained sweatpants. The ballet / ballerina style is a new take on athleisure, adding a delicate and neat look while maintaining comfort. We can see his inspiration mainly in sportswear but also in casual streetwear with the integration of cardigans and flowing skirts.

Look for: ballet skirts, cardigans / shrugs, flats, wrap tops, and unitards. See examples here.

Experimental alternative

Each decade has its own style that plays on the divergence from the mainstream. The current alternative style has gained popularity during the pandemic. It takes on aspects of asymmetry, deconstruction, negative space and ‘do it yourself’ attitude, reflecting the unconventional character of a home lifestyle combined with the creativity of experimenting for the sake of it. first time.

This style also carries an Asian influence from Korean and Chinese fashion. East Asian technology has transformed rapidly over the past decade and this futuristic outlook is also reflected in clothing and style. This background, coupled with rapid trend cycles, created the style.

Watch out for subversive basics, asymmetry, mesh, platforms, cutouts, DIY style and restyling. See examples of streetwear Hyein Seo, Dion Lee and Paris Fashion Week.

Renaissance of the 60s and 80s

Once again, we are back to even decades. Fashion has been said to follow a 20 year rule of going from trendy, cheesy, horrible, nostalgic, back to trend. So let’s go back to the trend of the 60s and 80s, here we go. During this season we have seen many prints of waves, checkerboards, space dyes and flowers. This, paired with more vintage cuts like mid-thigh shorts, biker shorts, and A-line dresses, apply modern takes to ’80s trends and shapes.

To discover: kitsch jewelry, vests, checked shorts, skirts, tights, leather, space knits, Jean Paul Gaultier, psychedelic prints and Pucci. Check out examples from the Lisa Says Gah boutique, the Dior 2022 Paris show and looks from the Chanel Spring / Summer 2022 show.

Technical clothing

This year’s menswear has found the middle ground between utilitarian and futuristic aesthetics. Arc’teryx is the brand illustrating the technical clothing of the moment, offering clean and uncluttered jackets with a completely waterproof fabric.

Small emerging brands, such as Acronym, are also gaining attention because of their emphasis on the care and quality of their products. However, it would be impossible to name a men’s fashion trend without mentioning Nike or Yeezy. Sneaker trends evolved into a more blunt form, with a bounce from New Balance. This shape is inspired by hiking shoes. Yeezy also created more experimental forms with futuristic and tech-inspired aspects.

Look for: utility-inspired clothing, workwear, black, futurism, and tech-influenced fashion. Check out examples of Travis Scott’s Nike Air Max 1, the Palace x Arc’teryx collection, the Y-3 x adidas Terrex collection, and men’s streetwear from the New York Fashion Weeks of recent years.


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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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Bridal Fashion Week: Andrew Kwon Bridal Collection


Korean-American designer Andrew Kwon had always imagined dressing women for the red carpet. The pandemic prompted him to change direction and focus on bridal fashion.

“I knew I would have a bride someday,” said Mr. Kwon, 25, who grew up in Colorado Springs and came to New York City in 2014. “I also knew I couldn’t stay home in waiting for Covid to go away. The brides were going to get married again. Weddings could be smaller or they would be postponed, but they needed their moment on the red carpet, which is walking down the aisle.

Mr. Kwon spent months reflecting on life and his career, and then he got creative. As of December 2020, he had six dresses and two veils. Her first bridal collection, Reminiscence, debuted at the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Runway360, a digital platform for designers to publish their collections through videos and lookbooks anchored around Fashion Week and Fashion Week. married in New York.

This fall, he returns with his second collection, Dreamer. “I am a dreamer and everyone deserves the chance to believe in themselves,” he said.

In preparation for his release, Mr. Kwon conducted an outdoor photo and video shoot showcasing his 11-piece collection at Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers, NY, which will again be featured on Runway360 on October 6. Private appointments in his studio in the clothing district. will follow.

What motivated your passion for bridal design?

In 2016, my mother remarried my stepfather. I remember the emotions I felt during the day and the emotions my mother felt when walking down the aisle. The trials she went through, the new chapter she was entering, the light at the end of the tunnel for her – it was an incredibly inspiring experience for me. I wanted to create that strength and resilience for other women.

What makes your wedding creations different from others?

I create a visual story. There is a story in the dress and the story the bride tells. When these two stories come together, that’s when the magic happens. My designs are modern, sleek and chic with a twist – interesting cuts, dramatic drapes in the back, and layering of different silk fabrics, such as crepe de chine, chiffon and tulle. I’m interested in movement, how the dress follows the bride and how she moves with her as she walks. The exciting moment is when nature organically moves the dress and you see it blowing and scooping up on the fabrics, especially if the room has floral embroidery or metallic lace. You can see and experience the opulence of highlights and colors.

Where does your inspiration come from?

I always start with a memory, an emotion, something that I saw of a performance that marked me, like Sophia Lucia, who is this incredible dancer from San Diego; or music like Abel Korzeniowski, Andrea Bocelli and Katherine Jenkins. These set a certain tone. It encourages reflection, inspiration and gives me strength when drawing or designing.

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What’s your process?

Once I’m inspired, I start drawing, which I do at my dining room table in my apartment, which is near Bryant Park. An image appears in my head when I am in this place that I am able to descend. I love to create moments, proportions and placement of embroidery in the dress. Next, I explore the fabric choices. The development takes place in my studio. I have a team of six people, including a seamstress, a cutter, a pattern maker and a workshop manager. We discuss the sketch and its meaning. The patterns are created digitally; draping occurs on the mannequins. It may take two to four months for a full collection to run.

You did your first series of trunk shows this year; how have they helped your career?

Hair salons are wonderful because you interact with the brides and the shopper in the store. My first was for 10 days in Bergdorf, Manhattan, right after Bridal Fashion Week in April, then Neiman Marcus, in Dallas, for five days. It allowed people to see my work for the first time. It gave me strength and confidence, and an impetus to continue. I had heard a lot of nays from retailers and other stores, who during Covid weren’t saying yes to new designers like me. Both department stores asked me to be part of their bridal salon, which prompted other bridal shops to be interested in me. It was also a great education to see what brides gravitate towards and what they don’t like.

What was the motivation behind Dreamer?

Mythology occupies a large place in my work. I wanted to create modern day goddesses and sartorial art. Each of the 11 dresses is named after a goddess. The collection features various weights of silk, metallic brocades, and white and metallic lace, some of which feature beautiful, intricate artwork. Eight dresses are white; three are colored. These were inspired by a trip I took in July to Provence, France. It was my first time there. The soft blue reminded me of the sky. A soft but bold green was reminiscent of the hills. A pastel yellow tulle ball gown reminded me of the sun shining on them.

Why did you decide to shoot your collection at Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers?

It is the most beautiful place. It’s as mythological as the collection. And both have a touch of modernism. The place is transcendent and peaceful and open to the public. It was founded in the early 1900s by Samuel J. Untermyer, and it has a fascinating history. There is music when you enter, there are extraordinary flowers and plants, trees, stones, sculptures, columns and waterfalls. I wanted to capture nature and how it plays a role in the movement of dresses and be able to capture sunlight on fabrics.

As an Asian-American, have you felt embraced by the industry?

I have always felt supported by the fashion industry. But being an Asian American during Covid and watching all the Asian hatred happen was very difficult and sad to see. The world needed beauty. This is partly why I made my collection. I couldn’t stop the Asian hate, but I could put something beautiful in the world and let people feel there was hope, and let the Asian community know that they could still achieve their goals. and find inspiration from others, like me, who were contributing, and follow their dreams during this time.

What is your favorite moment?

When a bride puts on the dress for the first time and sees herself in the mirror and puts her hand over her mouth and a sound escapes, and then nothing. There is just this silence, which you can feel. Their eyes widen and their expression changes and then freezes. When they are silent, all these thoughts go through their heads. It is a very strong moment, of which I am a part and which I witness at the same time.


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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: https://stjamesquarter.com/events/

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A “reset”? Not at Paris Fashion Week


On the final evening of Paris Fashion Week, Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury brand in terms of sales, invested a passage in the courtyard of the Louvre, where dozens of crystal chandeliers hung above of a double row of large glass mirrors at the Palace of Versailles.

The models stepped out to the sound of a turret clock, dressed in wide, bouncy satchel skirts and woolen silk-cuffed blazers, lace dresses layered over blue jeans, and sporty lace-up boots in fluorescent satin. These were complex and intriguing in their unusual proportions and flowing mesh of at least three centuries of dress styles. Designer Nicolas Ghesquière called it “the big ball of time “.

Then came another woman carrying a fabric banner that said “Overconsumption = Extinction”. She seemed to be a part of the show at first – until she stopped at the end of the track and was brutally abducted by security guards. This cast a chill over the rest of the event; the models did not make a second appearance for the finale, and when Ghesquière came to bow out, he was accompanied by a bodyguard.

Although a shame for the hundreds of people who had worked on the collection, for a climatic event, the timing and location was appropriate. There was something deeply unsettling about the return of these lavish displays of brand power during Fashion Weeks; of the sudden reappearance of designers, buyers and journalists (myself included) who, just over a year ago, called for a ‘reset’ of the fashion system – fewer catwalks, fewer creative exhaustion and a lower carbon footprint.

At Louis Vuitton, creative director Nicolas Ghesquière mixes past and present references. . . © Giovanni Giannoni

. . . like dresses adorned with velvet and lace combined with open-toe satin boots © Giovanni Giannoni

Bruno Sialelli from Lanvin presented playful dresses covered with a daisy print. . .

. . . alongside simpler and more sensual babydolls

Of course, commercially this makes sense. On the contrary, the last year and a half has proven just how well oiled the luxury machine is, especially among the industry mega brands. Despite the resurgence of Covid-19 in China, shares of LVMH, Kering and Hermès are trading at near historic levels. Shows are making a comeback as they boost sales and media attention.

Chanel Fashion President Bruno Pavlovsky saw it coming. In an interview during France’s first lockdown last year, he said he saw no reason for an overhaul of the fashion calendar; that six fashion shows a year worked well for Chanel before the pandemic and would continue to perform for the company after it.

Bar chart of 'soft luxury' * market share, Europe and UK only (%) showing major labels tightening their grip

“We have the strongest loyal local customer base we’ve ever had at Chanel,” he says now, speaking ahead of the brand’s Spring / Summer 2022 show. Although operating profits fell 41% between 2019 and 2020, Pavlovsky says travel restrictions have given the brand’s boutiques the opportunity to really listen to what local shoppers want – which, above all, is to “feel privileged”. Sales, which were already doing “very well” in China, the United States and in pockets like Dubai, are also picking up in Europe, where American tourists have started flocking to Chanel stores again this summer, he adds. .

This season, Creative Director Virginie Viard revisited Chanel’s heyday of the 1980s and 1990s, erecting a catwalk above the audience and surrounding them with old-fashioned photographers. The models were grinning and spinning like ’90s supers in simple black swimwear trimmed with sparkling white tweed skirts accented with chain sashes and flowing black chiffon dresses printed with butterfly wings.

It was elegant but not very exciting, devoid of the irony and wit that once animated the house’s iconic gold chains and tweed jackets under the late Karl Lagerfeld. Without them, these pieces are simply nostalgic.

At Chanel, Virginie Viard returned to the brand’s 80s collections with swimsuits and sports bras. . .

. . . alongside short pink dresses, multicolored jackets and denim suits

Hermès enlisted artist Flora Moscovici to create the atmospheric, orange-tinted backdrop for the show. . .

. . . for a collection of refined leather pieces in black, white, yellow and earth tones

It does not matter. Outside the pandemic period, Chanel’s ready-to-wear sales continued to climb under Viard. Chinese customers of the brand particularly appreciate its feminine approach, Pavlovsky says.

Same story at Hermès, where Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski showed the know-how of the house in a private jet terminal through smooth black leather suits and chiffon dresses delicately embellished with tiny glass beads, and small bags cylindrical with luxuriously thick silver handles. There is little need for Vanhee-Cybulski to push the limits on the podium; sales at Hermès have already exceeded pre-pandemic levels.

Givenchy designer Matthew Williams feels the need to push the boundaries – or at least define what the LVMH-owned house represents following the departure of Clare Waight Keller last year. For her first physical show, held in an arena northwest of Paris, a giant and expensive oculus was suspended from the ceiling, bathing in glowing white light the models dressed in the associated black neoprene riding vests. to stretch waders. , and the men in utility vests layered over narrow-cut pants.

There were a few decent looks here – cropped pantsuits and pictorial partings created in collaboration with Josh Smith in particular – but for the most part, this collection seemed to tread territory already occupied by other designers. Maybe that will develop when Williams starts experimenting with high fashion for her debut in January.

Givenchy’s creative director Matthew Williams mixed corsets and basques in tulle. . .

. . . with traditional couture fabrics and thigh-low clogs

At Miu Mui, Miuccia Prada revolutionized the preppy style by lowering the waist and showing off logo underwear. . . © Monique Feudi

. . . and cropping sweaters and shirts to reveal the models’ naked bellies © Monica Feudi

Miu Miu’s identity has at times been obscured by her sister brand Prada, but that is starting to change now that Raf Simons is co-designing Prada. “Before, I could have half of me in one place, half of me in the other,” Miuccia Prada told the FT earlier this year. “Now all of me is up to Miu Miu. This should be good for Miu Miu.

It was a very good collection, full of the beloved Miuccia signatures that recently disappeared from Prada: pleated schoolgirl skirts with chunky V-neck jumpers and neat straight jackets, sheer floral-appliquéd cocktail dresses. with gray ribbed socks and moccasins. These have been featured with bare bellies and the shortest skirts this season, but their deliberately awkward proportions have elevated them above conventional sensuality.

It was also reassuring to see such a wearable collection by Stella McCartney, whose curvy bodysuits, mushroom-print dresses, and lively, easy-going pantsuits were accompanied by little black bags made from mycelium, an alternative to cultured leather. laboratory. Although more expensive than her typical range, “it’s definitely cheaper than exotic skins,” she said. “And it doesn’t kill any animals, it’s not cutting down trees, it’s amazing technology that is truly the future of fashion.”

Stella McCartney has paired bodycon tops, cutouts and dresses with relaxed pants, knits and blazers. . .

. . . and launched the Frayme Mylo, a mushroom leather handbag

Models and guests paraded a Hollywood-style red carpet at Balenciaga. . .

. . . before entering a theater to enjoy the premiere of ‘The Simpsons I Balenciaga’

Not all shows marked a return to business as usual. A red carpet and a crowd of photographers greeted guests in front of the Théâtre du Châtelet, where Balenciaga gave his show. All the standard stuff, until the guests were seated inside, where the “show” turned out to be the red carpet itself, broadcast live on stage. Here, in relentless high definition, a mix of real celebrities – Cardi B, Elliot Page, Isabelle Huppert – took on camera-friendly poses alongside unwitting reporters, laughing and clapping inside the theater. Soon the looks of the collection began to appear, adjusted to the actors, the Balenciaga staff and various “friends” of the house.

It was a careful dismantling of the boundaries between performers and audiences that has also been expertly choreographed this season by Francesco Risso de Marni and Pierpaolo Piccioli from Valentino. The latter took his show to the streets, where students and audiences alike drank in the beautiful mix of jeweled and citrus-hued partings and silk shirts turned into dresses. Customers were free to stay and dine in restaurants afterward, thanks to Valentino. “Inclusiveness and humanity is what I want to offer today,” he said.

Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli reinterpreted classic couture in extravagant volumes and acrylic colors. . .

. . . and paired feathered looks with practical combat boots

Paris Fashion Week ended with a tribute to AZ Factory’s Alber Elbaz, who died in April. The show featured pieces from various fashion houses, including Valentino. . © imaxtree

. . . as well as drawings by Elbaz himself © imaxtree

The sense of community was also palpable at the AZ Factory memorial show for the late Alber Elbaz, where 47 designers created looks for an audience including his partner, Alex Koo, and France’s first lady, Brigitte Macron.

Return to Balenciaga. Just as the show seemed to end, the lights dimmed and on screen appeared Homer Simpson, desperate to secure something – anything – from the tag as a birthday present for his suffering wife. for a long time, Marge. The ironic film culminated with a Balenciaga show in Paris, modeled by the people of Springfield. The company described it as “the latest in a progression of activations that push some established boundaries between fashion and other forms of entertainment, culture and technology, moving the brand away from an easily defined category.”

I’m not sure the experience pulled Balenciaga out of “easily definable” categories, but it was fun, clever, and surprising. Everything you hope a physical spectacle should be. Because right now they’re not going anywhere.

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These 5 African designers presented themselves and manifested themselves during Paris Fashion Week • EBONY


African designers Lukhanyo Mdingi, Jennifer Mulli from Jiamini, Margaux Wong, Mohamed Awale from Suave Kenya and Hamaji Sailing from Hamaji, presented their SS22 collections during Paris Fashion Week. Their contemporary art merged with artisanal and ancient techniques has redefined the term for “Made in Africa”. Ranging from jewelry, ready-to-wear and accessories, the creators of EFI are all beneficiaries of the prestigious EU-backed program. Each creative has spent up to 2 years mentored by the best leaders in the industry, including EFI Director and Founder Simone Cipriani, United Arrows Co-Founder Hirofumi Kurino and actress and humanitarian Dakore Egbuson-Akande, in preparation for this moment. Since the mentorship ended, brands have been the path to help make fashion sustainable.

Hamaji

Designer name: Hamaji veil

Based: Kilifi, Kenya

Category: Ready to wear

Collection inspiration: Inspired by the recent move of designer Louise Sommerlatte, the Hamaji Sailing Home collection embodies the contrasting spirits of land and sea, as well as the contours and colors of the ocean on the east coast of Kenya, where a small town called Kilifi is Hamaji’s new home.

Image: Courtesy of Hamaji
Image: Courtesy of Hamaji

Jiamini

Designer name: Jennifer mulli

Based: Nairobi, Kenya

Category: Accessories

Collection inspiration: Spine. The spine is the first structure that forms inside the uterus. Everything is anchored to this structure, a pillar in the center of the back. From this place which supports the body and protects the spinal cord, everything flows. Its rigor creates balance; its agility allows flexible movement. Mung’ung’uti is an exploration of the spine as a compelling organic form, foundational structure, and symbol: the backbone of life.

Image: Courtesy of Jiamini
Image: Courtesy of Jiamini

Margaux Wong

Designer name: Margaux Wong

Based: Bujumbura, Burundi

Category: Jewelry designer

Collection inspiration: The Daisy Capsule, inspired by one of nature’s happiest and hardiest flowers, features daisy-like and abstract petal-based designs in the brand’s signature horn and brass combination.

Image: Courtesy of Margaux Wong
Image: Courtesy of Margaux Wong

Lukhanyo Mdingi

Designer name: Lukhanyo Mdingi

Based: Cape Town, South Africa

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Category: Ready to wear

Collection inspiration: The spirit of collaboration has always been at the forefront of the Lukhanyo Mdingi label. This season, we continue with that in mind; our new BRIDGES collection becomes a sublime celebration of the key networks and people behind the craft.

Image: Courtesy of Lukhanyo Mdingi
Image: Courtesy of Lukhanyo Mdingi

Suave Kenya

Designer name: Mohamed awale

Based: Nairobi, Kenya

Category: Accessories

Collection inspiration: Work from anywhere

Image: Courtesy of Suave Kenya
Image: Courtesy of Suave Kenya



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Climate activist storms the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week


Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion stormed the catwalk at the Louis Vuitton show at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday to condemn the industry’s damage to the environment.

“Overconsumption = extinction” read a banner carried by a protester of the activist group for climate change.

She climbed the catwalk in the Louvre Art Gallery as models showed off the latest styles. She was then taken away by security agents, AFP reported.

Extinction Rebellion, Friends of the Earth and Youth For Climate said around 30 people were involved in planning the protest, two of whom were arrested.

They called on the government to impose “an immediate drop in production levels in the sector, given that 42 garments were sold per person in France in 2019”.

In the front row, the stars of French cinema Catherine Deneuve and Isabelle Huppert hardly budged, while some members of the Arnault family, sitting next to the CEO and president of LVMH, Bernard Arnault, took a look at each other. .

The disturbance hardly interrupted the flow of models, who raced down the runway in a corridor of the Louvre to dramatic organ music punctuated by the sounds of bells.

The show had a punk flavor, with sleeves ripped from costume jackets leaving the arms bare, and accessories such as studded boots and chainmail headdresses.

Friends of the Earth France have declared that they have chosen the LVMH label to shine the spotlight on the issue of overconsumption.

“LVMH is the world leader in luxury and has a responsibility for the trends that push the textile industry to constantly renew collections faster and produce more,” spokeswoman Alma Dufour told Reuters.

Updated: October 7, 2021, 12:18 a.m.


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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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Alber Elbaz: a moving tribute to fashion


In the fashion world where aerial kisses often don’t make sense, the design community gathered on Tuesday and paid tribute to Alber Elbaz, who died of COVID-19 in April at the age of 59. With contributions from Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Burberry and Christian Dior, the latest Paris Fashion Week show was an extended French kiss for the designer who single-handedly relaunched the Lanvin house.

Elbaz’s peers and admirers have created moving pieces through the filter of the instantly recognizable designer, with his shrunken costumes, stout figure and bow ties. Unlike this year’s Met Gala, where the theme In America: a fashion lexicon produced disparate results, such as Kim Kardashian wearing a black hood and pop singer Kim Petras in a horse’s head, is what is described among the locals in the front row as a “moment.”

Fashion’s moving tribute to Alber Elbaz. Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent, Viktor & Rolf and Stella McCartney sent designs inspired by the man who brought Lanvin to life.Credit:Getty

Fresh off her success at Balenciaga’s breakthrough show featuring The simpsons, Demna Gvasalia created a voluminous dress in Elbaz’s favorite pink with iconic bows while Stella McCartney’s metallic gold pleated dress resurrected the glamorous Lanvin brand that dominated the 2000s.

Ralph Lauren and Anthony Vaccarello at Saint Laurent (where Elbaz had succeeded the founder of the house in 1998, before being replaced by Tom Ford in 2000 and moving to Lanvin in 2001) sent models in updated versions of his parade uniform.

Viktor & Rolf and Jean Paul Gaultier riffed on red hearts, another familiar Elbaz motif born in Morocco and raised in Israel, against a dark background.

Alber Elbaz bowed out in 2007 when he was the Creative Director of Lanvin.

Alber Elbaz bowed out in 2007 when he was the Creative Director of Lanvin. Credit:PA

The dramatic show, called Love brings love, borrowed its structure from a 1945 Parisian exhibition, Théâtre de la Mode, where 60 designers celebrated the end of World War II but was purely Elbaz. At first, guests including Naomi Campbell and Vivienne Westwood took to the podium, enjoying snacks and drinks, a welcoming tradition introduced by Elbaz during his Lanvin tenure. I would have liked to keep a cookie in a cartoon figure of the creator of a Lanvin show, but like everyone in fashion, I was hungry.

In an interview with the American Vogue, designer Gabriella Hearst who participated in the tribute as Chloe’s artistic director, recalled: “It was modern in his attitude to understand that the most old-fashioned thing was to be a snob.

After being fired from Lanvin in 2015, following disagreements with the owner of the brand’s Chinese media mogul, Shaw-Lan Wang, Elbaz took a hiatus from the fashion industry, only returning this year with the support of the luxury group Richemont, by launching the more democratic AZ Factory label. .


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House of Juniors part of the PUMAxYOU clothing project


A CLOTHING brand created by two Bradford moms has become the first international company to sign with a major sports company for a project where kids can design their own clothes.

House of Juniors has partnered with sportswear company Puma on their PUMAxYOU project.

House of Juniors has designed a number of white-colored clothing, including T-shirts, for children. Each garment comes with a set of fabric pens in different colors that children can use to complete the outline of the design.

The items first went on sale in the Puma store in New York. They will be available online in the UK and across Europe the week of October 18.

The project aims to promote creativity in children and to help budding fashion designers.

House of Juniors aims to provide the tools for children’s creative flair to flourish to its full potential.

The purpose of these collaborations is to anchor confidence in children, to be individual and to show their style with pride.

Part of the House of Junior / PumaxYou collaboration

Natasha Formoy, 32, and Chantelle Etienne, 33, and childhood friends worked from Natasha’s home, alongside their full-time jobs as social workers, to create the House children’s clothing brand. of Juniors, intended for children aged 5 to 16.

The entrepreneurial duo teamed up with now chief designer Kamila Ogrodnik, 26, who, alongside Natasha, focused on developing the brand’s design and has since become a partner of the company.

In 2018, House of Juniors was chosen to showcase their products at Mini Mode, the official London Fashion Week children’s runway show, where they paraded among brands like Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld.

The deal with Puma is House of Juniors’ latest success. Earlier this year, they saw their home-created luxury unisex children’s clothing brand fill the children’s wardrobes of top celebrities including P Diddy, Kylie Jenner and Snoop Dogg.

Natasha says Project Puma is a key moment for her business as it continues to grow.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

She said: “This is an exciting project.

“We are the first international brand to carry out the PUMAxYOU project.

“We are going international with this. The items will be sold in France, Germany, UK and Ireland.

It’s a really exciting time for the company

“Wc just wants to stay happy and humble. We’re just growing up. We’re still working with Yorkshire kids for our content.

“It’s about remembering where you came from.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

“It’s not just about the sports brand on Project Puma, but people are engaging with the brand. It’s something creative for kids.

“The main thing is art and design for children.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

“The kids can then upload their design to the Puma website. The project is very creative.”

House of Juniors will also be attending Swiss Fashion Week next week and Toronto Fashion Week in December.



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French women dream of escape at Paris Fashion Week


PARIS – Parisians may be proud of their often-copied and never-equaled style, but after two years of travel disruptions, they plan to leave the city next spring.

As the collections showcased over the past week have shown, contemporary French labels have them covered, with plenty of options to throw in a suitcase or travel bag, depending on their destinations.

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The city dweller’s well-polished wardrobe by people like Maje and Zadig & Voltaire softens, both in tones and textures, with a sensual touch. The skin is visible through cutouts uncovering large expanses at the waist and back, or through eyelet lace or heavy crochet. Nostalgia has scented the palette of these separate pieces – denim jackets, polo shirts, seductive skirts or sets designed to be mismatched – echoing a wider appetite for vintage and time-tested styles, with mint green and bubble gum pink. matching previously widely distributed hues. like chocolate or fatty lilac.

Flowers for spring are not a cliché, they are a classic to Maje, where artistic director Judith Milgrom embraced the heyday of the ’70s of the bohemian aesthetic she favors. Choose a presentation centered around a flower stand, where crochet and floral prints were in full bloom in a palette of intense pinks, sherbet lemon undertones and vibrant greens. Blouses were cut voluminous but cropped, while dresses pinched – or bared – the waist, all creating the impression of hourglass silhouettes.

On the accessory side, the bucket-shaped sun hat was perfect for the course, while comfortable clogs and flats completed the look. Maje’s popular Fringed M bag, which sells at a rate of 140 units per day worldwide, will be releasing in micro versions – just big enough to hold a phone and lip balm, really – and crochet, for those who won’t. look for one of the straw bags offered for the season. To celebrate the bag’s fifth anniversary in October, the brand is planning a mix of physical and digital activations, including a life-size Tetris game in the city.

Come summer, the Sandro the woman had only three things in mind: dancing, sunbathing and traveling. She embraced the codes of Mediterranean living, with alluring summer dresses with asymmetrical cutout details inspired by swimwear; lo-fi patterned knitwear; crochet pants and waistcoats in naive patterns that looked like they had been bought at the local market; sun-washed denims and silky blouses with maritime anchor and rope motifs woven around the brand’s monogram.

Back in town, she brought back an Italian couture spirit for blazers and matching pants – not that she intended to wear them as an ensemble – while her male counterpart tried to keep pace, dressed in ‘an assortment of knitted polo shirts. acid-washed tie-dye shirts, shirt jackets and swimsuit shapes.

Feet in the sand and the dreamy voice of the Canadian singer Charlotte cardin to their ears, the 55 guests of Zadig & VoltaireThe spring parade at the legendary Club 55 in Saint Tropez must certainly have felt like floating in the azure sea as the models lifted sand with every step. “I wanted to bring out a strong and happy woman, a party atmosphere. And she walks, so that’s where the cowboy [touches in the collection] comes from, ”said Creative Director Cécilia Bönström, highlighting the hard-wearing denim pieces with details such as contrasting reinforcement panels.

Coming in 2022, it is the 25th anniversary of the brand, which will be marked by the reissue of iconic pieces such as high-top sneakers or its flap clutch, but also collaborations with artists from the United States, France. , from Korea and China, who will be invited to reinterpret Zadig & Voltaire’s all-time bestsellers.

The idea for a getaway also included looking for lesser-known destinations, perhaps closer to home, such as the port city in northern France, Le Havre. Its intricate juxtaposition of concrete facades was the backdrop for APCThe pragmatic basics of – sleek unisex polo shirts and tailored shorts to match leather slides – in warm-weather neutrals of white and blue, beige and khaki stripes.

TO Kitsuné House, Creative Director Marcus Clayton – formerly at Fenty, Golden Goose and Givenchy Women’s Clothing – envisioned the season as a summer camp for the brand, with outdoor wardrobes for city dwellers trying to reconnect with nature. Arrived in their uniforms of pointy denims, beige overcoats, and tailored pants, they would soon find themselves swapping them for pop-over parkas in utilitarian neutral color blocks that gave them a patchwork look; nubby fleeces with fox faces strewn all over; and Scout approved cargo shorts. All of these could be brought back to town when cut from crisp poplin, paired with silky slip dresses in a Maison Kitsuné weave – or black.

Launch gallery: Contemporary brands from Paris Fashion Week spring 2022

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Lewis Hamilton, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar party at model Cindy Bruna’s glitzy 27th birthday party in Paris


PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN stars Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Marco Verratti were joined by Lewis Hamilton at the 27th birthday party for model Cindy Bruna.

The French model celebrated her birthday in style on Friday night at the chic Trattoria restaurant in Paris.

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Cindy Bruna celebrated her 27th birthday alongside Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Marco VerrattiCredit: BackGrid
Formula 1 superstar Lewis Hamilton was also present for the birthday party

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Formula 1 superstar Lewis Hamilton was also present for the birthday partyCredit: BackGrid
French model Bruna is known to be friends with a number of the Parisians squad

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French model Bruna is known to be friends with a number of the Parisians squadCredit: BackGrid

Bruna also celebrated her birthday in style last year alongside a number of PSG players.

And this year was no different as its glitzy reunion brought a host of prominent celebrities to the French capital.

And she shared several snaps and clips on her Instagram story to its 1.3 million followers.

Formula 1 icon Hamilton showed his face at the party with the Briton, 36, in France for Paris Fashion Week.

Before attending Bruna’s party, he took to social media to show him wearing double denim on the go.

Captioning the post, he said: “While I’m in Paris, please call me Louis.”

The seven-time Formula 1 champion is in France for Paris Fashion Week

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The seven-time Formula 1 champion is in France for Paris Fashion WeekCredit: BackGrid
Bruno has over 1.3 million subscribers on the social media platform Instagram

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Bruno has over 1.3 million subscribers on the social media platform InstagramCredit: BackGrid

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Later that night, the seven-time world champion posed for a photo with Mbappe and Neymar while wearing a face mask.

Both forwards seemed delighted to be in Hamilton’s presence and couldn’t hide their smiles.

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino is hoping his players will shoot at full speed on Sunday for the away clash against Rennes.

The Parisians have won their eight Ligue 1 matches this season with a six-point lead at the top of the table.

The French approach their game against Rennes with full confidence after beating Manchester City 2-0 in the Champions League.

Lionel Messi finally entered the PSG scoresheet after his summer arrival and Pochettino is hoping his compatriot Argentina will start now.

He said: “You need that kind of performance and players like him need to feel the back of the net.

Bruna shared a number of snaps and clips on her Instagram Story

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Bruna shared a number of snaps and clips on her Instagram StoryCredit: BackGrid

“He needs to bond within the squad after 20 years at Barcelona. He feels different things, there are a lot of new feelings for him.

“Our team’s first goal, now that we’re on the same team, I enjoyed it a lot and I’m so happy to be here to enjoy Leo’s first goal.

“He’s first class, I know I’m not saying anything new but I think over time he still has room to improve a lot.”

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Camila Cabello is pissed off in platform combat boots at Paris Fashion Week – Footwear News


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Camila Cabello brought some edge to Paris Fashion Week.

The “Don’t Go Yet” singer was spotted leaving the L’Oréal runway this morning, wearing a blue textured hooded dress. The cobalt blue ensemble featured a pointy texture throughout, as well as a midi skirt and hooded top. To beat the cold of the French fall season, Cabello layered the comfy garment with a quilted black jacket with a fur-lined hood. The singer’s look was complete with shiny silver hoops, as well as several silver rings.


Camila Cabello leaves the L’Oréal show at Paris Fashion Week.

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While Cabello’s outfit is already a bolder style than we’ve seen before, his shoes continued the redesigned look. The “Cinderella” star’s favorite shoes were platform combat boots, which added a punk rock touch to her outfit. His boots featured lace-up black leather uppers and ridged soles, similar to combat boots. However, the style’s thicker platforms and block heels, which appeared to total at least 3 inches in height, gave the utility shoe a stylish touch.


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Camila Cabello leaves the L’Oréal show at Paris Fashion Week.

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Camila Cabello, platform boots, combat boots, black boots, blue dress, hoodie, Paris Fashion Week, L'Oréal

Let’s take a closer look at Cabello’s boots.

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Platform boots are on the rise this season, due to the ability of their thickness to provide support and style to outfits. Black styles like Cabello’s are an easy fix for fall footwear that can brave cold temperatures, while still being a versatile shoe that pairs perfectly with any look. In recent weeks, stars like Rita Ora, Cardi B and Vanessa Hudgens have also worn platform boots from top brands like Vera Wang, Rick Owens and more.


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Camila Cabello leaves the L’Oréal show at Paris Fashion Week.

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As for shoes, the “Havana” singer regularly wears Nike and Adidas sneakers, in addition to Franco Sarto, Birkenstock and Steve Madden slides and sandals. However, her wallet-friendly shoe style often incorporates brands like Topshop, Candie’s, and UrbanOG. The singer often pairs them with dresses, tops and bottoms from affordable brands like H&M, Forever 21 and Zara, in addition to high-end brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Isabel Marant and Versace.

Add a rock n ‘roll touch to your shoe rotation with platform boots, inspired by Camila Cabello.


Timberland, platform boots, combat boots, black boots, ankle boots

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To buy: Timberland Allington boots, $ 130.


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Buy: Schutz Zara boots, $ 158.


Louise et Cie, wedge ankle boots, combat boots, black ankle boots, ankle boots

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To buy: Louise et Cie Varsan boots, $ 72 (instead of $ 180).

Click through the gallery to see Cabello’s style of affordable shoes over the years.


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Hutchinson Blue Dragons football mobilizes to upset No.8 Garden City


GARDEN CITY – Visions of the Hutchinson Blue Dragons National Spring Championship football team erupted in Garden City on Saturday.

After trailing 13-7, the Blue Dragons held down the No.8 Garden City Broncbusters to just a 42-yard field goal in the second half and smashed a fourth shot down into the end zone to stun Garden. City 24-16 to come. fashion from behind.

Since the week off, the Blue Dragons are now 2-0. Blue Dragons quarterback Dylan Laible hit receivers Micah Woods and Cortez Braham to get the scores to put Hutchinson in place. The story of the night came from the second half adjustments on the defense, which folded but didn’t break and held Garden City out of the end zone.

“With the way we’ve started the season, every win is a big win,” said Blue Dragons head coach Drew Dallas. “To be at halftime and really ask you tough questions at halftime like what we have to do to win this soccer game and then challenge our group of guys to come out and compete, they did. . “

Hutchinson Blue Dragons running back Anwar Lewis evades the Garden City Broncbusters defense in the Blue Dragons' 24-16 win over No.8 Garden City on Saturday, October 2, 2021 in Garden City.

Braham, a University of Buffalo clerk who was injured and out for a few games, brought life to the receiving group on Saturday, capturing five passes for 125 yards and the touchdown to take the lead in the fourth quarter.

“He’s having a huge impact there,” Dallas said. “It’s a great safety net for Dylan. Just to know that we have a veteran who has proven that we can put the ball in his hands when we need to. It was great to see him regain his speed and his strength.

“He got up there in the second half and did it. It was great to see him play at full speed again.”

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Now 2-2 on the year, the Blue Dragons’ playoff and conference title claims remain alive for now, and the season is far from over. The Blue Dragons return to Gowans Stadium on Saturday to host another top 10 team from the Independence Pirates, who beat Highland 31-0 this weekend.

Dallas is hoping to see the growth they saw on Saturday pass and grow even more as the season progresses, especially against another ranked opponent.

“They’ve grown up over the past two weeks,” Dallas said. “We got better with every chance we had. I’m proud of them, proud of the way they worked. It wasn’t always easy (Saturday). There were times when it would have been could have been very frustrating. We could have hung our hats off, and it was frustrating, but they kept competing. That’s what we really hammered at half-time. I think they saw lightning bolts of what they are capable of doing when we play disciplinary football and compete for four quarters. “

Hutchinson Blue Dragons defensive back Fletcher Marshall celebrates after the Blue Dragons knocked out the Garden City No.8 Broncbusters 24-16 on Saturday, October 2, 2021 in Garden City.

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Running back Anwar Lewis had another big night, rushing for 146 yards and a touchdown in game two of the game. He also had some big runs that put the Blue Dragons in a great position on the pitch. Woods ‘touchdown to extend the Blue Dragons’ lead was his first of the season.

Defensively, RJ Evans had a huge sack late in the fourth quarter and the Blue Dragons forced a break in the end zone at fourth to seal the game. Martavius ​​French led the way in defense with 13 tackles, including a tackle for loss.


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A bag returns from the year 2000


Fashion week is back in full force, and there is a lot to see. Blink (or scroll too fast on Instagram) and you’ll miss the details: small bags, tall shoes, feathered hats, leather capes, and diamond dog collars. So, as part of a new series, Wow Moment, we’ll be highlighting things we’ve seen on the catwalks that have thrilled or mystified us.

PARIS – The new Valentino bracelet bag is meant to be seen in motion, the wind rippling through its ostrich feathers, the light capturing the sparkle of its silk satin and the sparkle of its embroidered crystals as it sways from the hand of a glamorous person. (This person might not be naturally or holistically glamorous, but the bag alone could.)

It is decadent. It’s sewing. It is also not technically new.

The piece, which appeared at Valentino’s Spring 2022 runway show on Friday night, is a reproduction of a bag designed by the brand’s founder, Valentino Garavani, in 2000 – one of many items that current designer Pierpaolo Piccioli , said he had decided “to need to be seen and carried again.” She was remade (not redesigned) as part of her Valentino Archive project, which also resurrected and then reproduced for this show a set of miniskirts from the 1960s and airy dresses from the 1970s.

The 2021 version of the bracelet bag appeared in neon green and purple, matching the electrified colors used for oversized shirts and pleated dresses throughout the collection. Its 900 gradient-dyed ostrich feathers are reminiscent of the much applauded large jellyfish-like hats designed by Philip Treacy that Valentino launched in his couture collection a few years ago. More difficult to see on the catwalk, the bag’s jeweled snake – another original design from Valentino – wrapped around the top of the handle of the metal bracelet, which the brand said was made of 295 Swarovski crystals and diamonds. green enamel to recreate the scales of the snake.

Given the current thirst of the public wearing clothing for all things Y2K, it’s no surprise that one of Valentino Archive’s most eye-catching pieces has come from the Couture 2000 collection.

Yet there is something timeless about the flamboyant design; glamor is glamor, and it is also not surprising that Elizabeth Taylor owned two of the original bracelet bags. They were auctioned off after his death for $ 9,000 in brown and $ 13,750 in pink.

While the price of the new bag wasn’t immediately available, the style (or a similar disturbing copy) sometimes appears on resale websites, like a mint coral version that sold on Poshmark for $ 1,450. – probably a good deal, comparatively.



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Super Chic Fashion Week arrives in Los Angeles for an iconic show


The Super Chic Los Angeles Fashion Week event took place on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at the Renaissance Los Angeles Hotel. During the presentation of the track; we have seen substantial collections of fashion brands featuring a wardrobe for women, men and children. Among them were; Breathe Fashion By Snehal Velvandkar (clothing for women), Bella Fashion Designs (clothing for women, men and children) and Bindi Fashion Designs (clothing for women and children).

Super Chic Fashion Week is a production company based in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Founded by the fashion house; Bella Fashion Designs, Super Chic Fashion Week produces a world tour for fashion in various cities in the United States, Europe and South America. Create a platform for emerging and established fashion designers to increase brand awareness at national and international trade shows.

The models presenting the collections were; Kseniia Sokol, Gabriella Bales, Jacqueline Drexler, Jessica Carper, Nancy Chen, Jenny Guan, Mikayla Chitu, Selina Luo, Franchesca Rivera, Joyce Gao, Angela Zhang, Joseph Jones, Ethan Chang-Johnson, Felix Wang, Harrison Coronado, Rawlin Jefferson, Delbert Dai, Daisy Qin, He Yun Lang, Henry Yang, Hanee Yang, Grace Zhan, Felix Zhan, Oscar Du, Benson Du, Jonathan Xie, Sylvia Ye, Skye Ferrero, Cassidy Chang-Johnson & Saige Lopez.

Stay up to date with the Super Chic Fashion Tour! From city to city – creating new experiences.

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Parish Fashion Week returns after virus hiatus


2 October 2021 GMT

Women wearing sunglasses and body-hugging models paraded down a sleek black runway under a glowing orange Eiffel Tower at night.

Strands of fringe sprang from the hem of a lemon-yellow creation, her model clutching a shiny handbag adorned with safety pins.

The eyes of the fashion world were even more focused than usual on the ever-chic French capital in recent days, as the designers showed off their latest work for Paris Fashion Week after going mostly virtual for a year due to of the coronavirus pandemic.

While most of this season’s 97 shows have remained online as the country recovers from another wave of COVID-19 infections in the summer, about a third have opted for a physical return to the track, including industry heavyweights from Chanel and Hermès to Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint-Laurent.

They chose an eclectic collection of iconic backdrops – alongside the gothic Notre-Dame cathedral and the serene Seine; the 16th century Tuileries garden lined with trees in central Paris; the glassy, ​​bulbous globe of the La Seine Musicale concert complex. After a parade in the trendy Marais district, models strutted through the streets outside to the enthusiastic cheers of surprised passers-by.

Thousands of camera-happy viewers as well as New York fashion editors newly able to cross the Atlantic after pandemic travel restrictions between Europe and the United States were eased were in attendance.

The event was not lacking in star power either, with appearances like Gillian Anderson, Carla Bruni, Naomi Campbell, Catherine Deneuve, Roger Federer, Giveon, Vanessa Kirby, Demi Moore and Rosamund Pike.

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France’s First Lady Brigitte Macron joined senior officials one evening at the Hôtel des Invalides for the presentation of a new collection by Italian designer Fabio Porlod featuring female amputees and injured women. The Ministry of Defense described the initiative as “part of a charity evening whose funds raised will improve the living environment of seriously wounded war victims, victims of attacks and people hospitalized at the National Institution. invalidities”.



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Phoenix sustainable fashion event spotlights eco-friendly brands


The Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association, in partnership with Conscious Collective Co., hosted its first pop-up sustainable fashion store since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic on August 28 in Phoenix. The event provided an array of vintage vendors, independent businesses and innovative recycled clothing stores for the future of sustainable fashion.

“We’ve spent the last year connecting and networking with different local brands,” said Madeline Dolgin, executive director of the Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association. During this time, he connected with Conscious Collective Co., who introduced him to more ethical and environmentally conscious companies.


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One local business in attendance at the August 28 pop-up event was Voyce Threads, a “socially conscious lifestyle brand that raises awareness for important causes,” said Founder and CEO Drew Shaw. Voyce Threads is in partnership with Teach for America Phoenix, Arizona Humane Society, Circle the City, and other nonprofits.

Shaw said they were creating mismatched socks inspired by their nonprofit partners to start a dialogue about “the organization that’s pictured at your feet.” A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these socks goes back to their nonprofit partners in the form of a donation, Shaw said.

Sustainable manufacturing is a top priority for Voyce Threads because it uses “yarns like recycled cotton and recycled polyester,” Shaw said. He said their maker is also a zero waste company, so leftovers from the production process are reused “to make new products that are donated to the community.”

The area of ​​sustainability goes beyond reshaping environmental practices, as it also calls for the assessment of social practices. This can be illustrated by fair compensation for workers, ethical labor practices and philanthropy. Voyce Threads focuses on achieving both of these aspects.

A collection of Madeline Dolgin designs was on sale at the Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association’s pop-up fashion store in Phoenix.

Another supplier present at this event was the Tucson-based company without support, whose mission is to create clothes “for women who want to be comfortably without a bra while remaining modest,” says founder Erica Yngve.

Yngve produces all her clothes at Sonora Points Factory, a Tucson manufacturing company that she owns. Owning his own business has given Yngve greater control over the manufacture of his clothing in an efficient and sustainable manner, according to an interview with Well done Arizona.

Yngve said she used “a fabric made from bamboo and modal”. These fabrics have environmental benefits, in particular the low water consumption when producing modal fabrics and the potential of bamboo to be biodegradable. They were probably chosen for their breathability and silky soft qualities.

Yet navigating the emerging world of eco-friendly fabrics has its drawbacks, as all materials have the potential to be unsustainable in one way or another. In 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency estimated that the Americans eliminated 17 million tonnes of textile waste, a number that has doubled in the last two decades.

The production of new products can be unsustainable as it only creates more clothes that settle in landfills. The reuse and reuse of old clothes is an alternative to respecting the environment.

When not spending her time working with the Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association, Dolgin focuses on her own upcycle fashion brand Healing Seams.

“I mainly take old jeans that I’ve received from friends and family that have torn and can’t be worn anymore, and I find creative ways to reuse them in new clothes,” Dolgin said.

His designs featured in recycled denim ranged from overalls to vests and everything in between.

Dolgin said his journey with sustainable fashion stemmed from his years in the industry at university, where the negative environmental impacts of the fashion industry changed his mindset.

She learned how the production of clothing produced around 2-8% of global greenhouse gas emissions and the hazardous chemicals used to make clothing fabrics and dyes. Pollution by these chemicals leads to about 20% of global water contamination, according to the common goal.

“I felt like I was at a crossroads between deciding to keep going with fashion and going on business as usual… or doing something,” Dolgin said. “I chose to take the path of sustainable development.

Dolgin said she always tried to stay involved by protesting fast fashion brands, growing her recycling business, or educating others with her podcast Growing Together. She also helps organize events and facilitate brand awareness with the Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association.

The Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association website showcases our brands. We currently have around 25-30 brands on our account, so it’s a great resource if you’re looking to buy sustainably, ”Dolgin said.

While the Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association has no upcoming pop-up events on the calendar, Dolgin said they will be involved in the Tempé Fashion Week. On October 2, they will showcase a lasting look on the track at ASU’s Sun Devil Stadium.


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Who is Christian Siriano’s boyfriend? Inside “Project Runway” Host’s Dream Relationship Story


From fancy cocktail dresses to evening gowns, Christian Siriano can make any ensemble stunning. The famous fashion designer recently broke a Met Gala record by becoming the first designer to present three pieces of his creation at the Costume Institute’s new exhibition.

And now he’s coming back as a mentor on Project track Season 19 where fashion designers show their skills to seize the opportunity to create a collection for New York Fashion Week.

While fans adore the award-winning CFDA designer, they are also keen to learn more about his personal life. According to Christian Siriano’s social media posts, the fashion artist is dating Kyle Smith.


Who is Kyle Smith?

Christian Siriano's boyfriend Kyle Smith (Image via kylesmithkyle / Instagram)
Christian Siriano’s boyfriend Kyle Smith (Image via kylesmithkyle / Instagram)

Christian Siriano’s boyfriend, Kyle Smith, is also a designer who creates men’s clothing for a New York-based clothing collection, Future Lovers of Tomorrow. Smith appears to be close to his family and often shares articles about his sister, Alexis Hope, who died in a tragic car crash.

He and Siriano started dating in 2018, with the latter posting the same on Instagram. Besides their profession, the couple have a lot in common, as both are known for their outrageous and unique fashion sense and are very active on social media. From their quiet moments at home to their trips to exotic places, Smith and Siriano shared everything on Instagram.

During the lockdown, the two spent more than their usual quality time as they were together throughout the quarantine period.

Explaining how they spent time together, Christian Siriano said:

“I watched everything. If Kyle asks me to watch another Hilary Duff movie, I won’t.


The next collaboration of Christian Siriano and Kyle Smith

Christian Siriano and boyfriend Kyle Smith (Image via kylesmithkyle / Instagram)
Christian Siriano and boyfriend Kyle Smith (Image via kylesmithkyle / Instagram)

Smith just posted a post on his Instagram account about hosting the very first pop-up store in Norwalk, CT with Siriano. It will be a two-day event starting October 7 at 8:00 p.m.

Smith’s caption read:

“We have some very exciting news to share !! Join us THURSDAY NEXT October 7, as we open our very first pop-up at @ troupe429 in Norwalk, CT 🍾 special drag performance 💛 see you soon!

Meanwhile, Christian Siriano is getting ready for his first museum exhibition which will take place this weekend. He’ll also be wearing his mentor cap again, along with Judges Brandon Maxwell, Nina Garcia and Elaine Welteroth, on the reality show. Project track. It premieres October 14 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.


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Designers team up with Milan Fashion Week Spring 2022


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Style Points is a weekly column on how fashion intersects with the rest of the world.

In the past, a collaboration was the height of credibility – from top married to bottom, luxury mixed into everyday life. But after this just concluded Milan Fashion Week, this kind of movement looks so much like 2020. Now the designers who once existed in their own competing, non-intersecting lanes are merging, with unexpected results. Perhaps the model for this was the Gucci / Balenciaga tie we saw during the Aria collection from the first in April, whose “pirated” pieces merged Alessandro Michele’s embellished maximalism with that of Demna Gvasalia. Matrix-front ready.

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Fendi by Versace

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“Fendace”, AKA Fendi + Versace, was the coat rack that became the talking point of this Milan Fashion Week. But since the exhibition notes for the collection were quick to declare from the start, “This is not a collaboration.” Instead, it was a meeting of the spirits, as Fendi’s Kim Jones and Versace’s Donatella Versace brewed a potent brew of the house’s iconographies. “This is a first in the history of fashion,” said Versace, “two designers with a real creative dialogue that flows from respect and friendship.” The first part, Versace by Fendi, featured the safety pins of the first cutting the double-F logos of the second, while the second part flipped and inverted it, layering Medusa prints over the familiar brown logo pattern. Two good tastes that taste good together!

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Prada spring 2022

Emmanuel Wong

Another fashion power couple, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons, continued their successful partnership, forged in early 2020 when Simons was announced as co-creative director of the house. Their first IRL show was, deservedly, on a double podium, with models marching simultaneously in Milan and Shanghai. The theme: “seduction through reduction”, pairing Prada’s talent for unconventional sexy with Simons’ masterful minimalism. They wanted to explore, the show’s notes explained, the “clothing history … the memory of a train, the bones of a corset, the curve of a bra”. So the trains came thin and single-paneled, as a Brutalist architect might envision, and the corset cords hung as loosely as shoelaces, reminders of a standard of antediluvian beauty whose shadow still hangs over us today. hui. Ms Prada’s sense of humor shone through in an oversized sweater that retained the slight silhouette of a first-wave bra, with sashes hugging the particularly erogenous zone of the upper arms. Let Prada create clothes that are both sexy and ironic.

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A Rave Review look from the Gucci Vault.

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Michele, who took advantage of GucciFest last fall to support up-and-coming designers like Charles de Vilmorin and Gareth Wrighton, had a trick up his sleeve in embroidered velvet this season. No, he didn’t put on a surprise show, but he did unveil the Gucci Vault, an online concept store featuring looks from up-and-coming brands like Swedish sensations upcycling Rave Review and New York designer Shanel Campbell endorsed by Solange, as well as vintage Gucci pieces that Michele describes as “mutant relics”. Teaming up with those on the rise and letting them enter the Gucci world was a natural move for a designer who has always welcomed new talent. (“I was like, ‘Why can’t a fashion house with a creative director also have space for expressive, aesthetic and social contaminations?’ Michele explained in a statement.)

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A look by Shanel Campbell from the Gucci Vault.

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This kind of “contaminations” between design talents with different perspectives makes sense not only on the client side, but also on the designer side. A simple logo might seem routine these days, and we’re all mired in collaboration fatigue, but the postmodernist, limited-edition appeal of two layered visions is the ultimate fashion joke for the hypebeast who has it all. In addition, the preciousness of brand holiness has collapsed and everything is now a fair game. As for the creators, they are no longer sitting alone in their workshops to pursue a singular vision. It is even possible that the solidarity rediscovered thanks to open source sustainable development efforts and the group’s commitments to change the industry will increasingly turn them into collaborators, and not competitors. And we’re all fancier for that.

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The Fiji Times »Local brands graced the London scene


Fijian designer Eferemo Ramokosoi officially presented his fashion label – Ramokosoi Fiji – during London Pacific Fashion Week (LPFW) earlier this month.

Launched at the Royal Horseguards Hotel in Whitehall, London, UK, the exhibition also included the works of other local designers such as Hupfeld Hoerder, Niurua Creatives and Vulagi Design.

LPFW Director Ana Lavekau said Ramokosoi Fiji is also presenting a collection curated for the Fijian and Fijian military community – Bula Festival the next day.

“It ended with a final editorial shoot last weekend at our prime Southbank location overlooking the River Thames and the London Eye,” said Lavekau.

Meanwhile, a native of Ovalau, Mr. Ramokosoi who grew up in Levuka got his first fashion glimpse in 2019 after attending a workshop coordinated by Fiji Fashion Week.

“I then attended the workshop and later participated in the mentoring courses organized by Fiji Fashion Week in 2019,” said Mr. Ramokosoi.

“By the end of the mentoring courses, I had managed to produce 10 items of clothing which were all featured in the Emerging Designers category.

“One of the 10 clothes I made was presented at the launch of Ramokosoi Fiji and Fiji Fashion Week, 2019, at the residence of the French Ambassador in Suva.

“This year 2021, I had a great opportunity to present Ramokosoi Fiji, a collection of men’s clothing to the world stage by participating in the LFPW.”


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Balmain Celebrates Creator’s Birthday With Live Show


PARIS, Sept.29 (Reuters) – French fashion house Balmain celebrated 10 years in the tenure of creative director Olivier Rousteing with a runway show featuring a host of famous models including Naomi Campbell, former French first lady Carla Bruni, Milla Jovovich and Natalia Vodianova.

Models strutted across the stage of a crowded music hall on the Seine in deconstructed clothing slit to show patches of bare skin, draped in chains and layered with bold shoulder jackets or floor-sweeping trenches.

At the end of the show, the designer bowed to the jubilant crowd, surrounded by a dozen models dressed in whimsical dresses covered with sequins.

The label welcomed thousands of fans to the hall for a two-day festival that included performances by Jesse Jo Stark, Doja Cat and Franz Ferdinand.

Dozens of brands are hosting in-person fashion shows during Paris Fashion Week, which runs through October 5, as slowing COVID-19 infection rates and easing restrictions have allowed events to resume interrupted during the peak of the pandemic.

Spectators at the Balmain festival could purchase food and drink as well as branded goods, including sneakers priced at 850 euros ($ 986) and bags of hair cosmetics.

($ 1 = 0.86 euro)

Reporting by Mimosa Spencer; Editing by Richard Chang

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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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Good Morning Vogue tackles the fashion revival Y2K


For our last episode of Hello Vogue, we’re bringing you a special report on one of the most talked about trends of the season, live from the city that gave us J.Lo. (Grazie, Donatella Versace!)

The rebirth on the Y2K fashion catwalks at Milan Fashion Week – spotted everywhere from Roberto Cavalli to Missoni and, naturally, Versace – sets the stage for a new era of a flirty style phenomenon, but no one makes the years 2000 like Blumarine.

This time, those tongue-in-cheek butterfly designs, those go-out jeans and those The revenge of a blonde roses are “sexier, more bitchy, more colorful, more seductive,” explains the label’s creative director, Nicola Brognano. Vogue as he puts the finishing touches on his spring 2022 collection. Meanwhile, stylist Blumarine Lotta Volkova reveals her love for pop icons of the decade, including Paris Hilton, Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears and Anastacia (note the translucent specs rose-tinted), as well as his own metamorphosis into a modern Y2K muse. “I had black hair, [only] wore black and listened to industrial gothic music… ”she told me in Milan.

In the studio, Hello Vogue runs into current model and 2000s style lover Jordan Daniels, who is on hand to give us a crash course on buying a red carpet-worthy look at one of the most vintage stores. appreciated by Milan, Cavalli e Nastri. She also shares the secret to a 30 second updo.

The final say on the Y2K style, however, goes to Los Angeles native Devon Lee Carlson. Watch the full video for an exclusive tour of her wardrobe and her best pieces from the year 2000.

Hosted by Julia Hobbs
With:
Nicola Brognano
Lotta Volkova
Jordan daniels
Devon Lee Carlson
Executive producer: Liv Proctor
Service production company: Olympèque Films
Executive producer: Tommaso Fajdiga
Producer: Elisabetta Zecca
Director: Filippo Castellano
Post-producer: Cecilia Terenzoni
Publisher: Fabio Spalvieri
Special thanks:
Blumarine
Management + Artist
Cavalli and Nastri
Next to communication
Roberto Cavalli – Pr e HC Consulting Platform
Marguerite Reville
VP Digital Video Programming and Development, Vogue: Robert semmer
Creative Editorial Director: Mark Guiducci
Post-production supervisor: Marco Glinbizzi
Associate producer: Jessica Schier
Production manager: Edith Pauccar


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Fashion designers on the rise worn by Rege-Jean Page, Charlize Theron – The Hollywood Reporter


DZOJCHEN

Dzojchen’s big moment came in 2018 when Chadwick Boseman, styled by Ashley Weston, wore a spectacular black and white patterned ensemble to the Asian premiere of Black Panther in Seoul. “It was literally a turning point for us,” said founder Chelsea Scott-Blackhall. “The brand was born out of paradox and duality. I like this synergy between East and West – and not going too far – but also just having nuances. And [Boseman] I get it. ”The Singapore-based brand, which also has offices in New York City, started out as a denim brand in 2009 before showcasing its now iconic kimono suit in 2014. It has started to gain the attention of Hollywood with its distinct bespoke tailoring. More recent celebrity moments include Regé-Jean Page on Saturday Night Live, Maluma at last year’s AMAs and silky pajamas for Michael B. Jordan (seen in viral vacation photos).

TRIAL LEAVE

Before launching his brand in 2009, self-taught designer Nguyen Cong Tri was already one of the darlings of Vietnamese celebrities. His entry into the United States came when Rihanna and Katy Perry embraced his inventive silhouettes, dramatic drapes, and intricate cutouts, with Perry enlisting Nguyen to design costumes for his Witness 2017 tour. In January 2019, Cong Tri did. her debut at New York Fashion Week. A month later, Kate Bosworth wore a ripped canary yellow dress embellished with crystals at the Vanity Show Oscar party. Over the past couple of years, Cong Tri’s A-list moments have grown exponentially to include Beyoncé, styled by Zerina Akers, in gold ruched velvet at the Lion King premiere and Charlize Theron, with Leslie Fremar, in an ornate sheer blouse on Tonight’s Show with Jimmy Fallon. Working regularly with the stylist duo Wayman + Micah, Nguyen felt particularly moved by Kelly Marie Tran wearing Cong Tri twice during her Raya and the last dragon promotional tour. “The designs reveal the beauty of modern and powerful women. [Her] The ethereal pleated beige silk dress is powerful and luxurious, ”said Nguyen, who plans to open flagship stores overseas. “Kelly Marie Tran is an excellent actress and the pride of Asia. Its strength inspires me and embodies the spirit of my creations.

ATAFO

With roots in the Nigerian entertainment and fashion industries, former Marketing Director Mai Atafo has grown his brand into full collections of luxury menswear, womenswear and bridal wear over the past 15 years – and has become himself. – even an icon of the local style. Nigerian stars flock to her custom designs for tailoring expertise, a bold color scheme, and exquisite embellishments. During Arise Fashion Week in 2019, model Naomi Campbell closed her show. After South African actress Thuso Mbedu, dressed by Wayman + Micah, accepted her Hollywood Critics Association award for The Underground Railroad in her red tulle dress, the designer decided to expand his exposure to Hollywood, especially with bespoke men’s clothing. “When we get the chance, we’ll kill him,” Atafo says, adding, “We’re working on a fully hand-beaded velvet tuxedo, and it’s unlike anything I’ve seen there. “- FSH

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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 VOTE

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.

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DOLCE & GABBANA LIGHTS UP FASHION WEEK

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.

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ARTHUR ARBESSER LOST AND FOUND

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. “

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BORSALINO TRAVEL LOG

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.

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FERRAGAMO’S SUMMER TALE

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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I’m a fashion editor and this is what I’m already wearing from Target’s new designer collaboration


I took Target’s new designer collaboration for a ride, and I promise it’s worth every penny

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As I get older, there are only a handful of things that still fill me with the same excitement as in my early twenties. I have come to dread a wild night out and if I had the chance I would rather relax with the same small group of friends than be a social butterfly. However, when it comes to collaborations with the creators of Target – which have allowed me to purchase cute, avant-garde pieces affordably for years – I still feel the same old joy. Somehow they seem to get better with each new release.

RELATED: Target Just Dropped Their New Line Of Booties, And These 9 Styles Are Perfect For Fall

For fall 2021, the store announced that it is collaborate with four popular brands that I have grown to love during my years as a fashion editor: Nili Lotan, Rachel Comey, Sandy Liang and Victor Glemaud. Each name has a unique style of its own, so whether your personal preference is for bold colors and prints or classic basics, there is something for everyone. And since each coin drops to under $ 80, it’s possible to invest in multiple items without feeling that added guilt.

Personally, I still live in designer collaboration dresses which dropped last May, so when Target asked if I wanted to try the Fall designer collection and choose four items from each brand, I jumped at the chance. I was, of course, slightly suspicious of the quality (Nili Lotan, for example, has leather jackets that cost over $ 1,000 – could they really replicate similar items on a budget?), But I was pleasantly surprised. After trying every look, and even wear a few during New York Fashion Week (I am really impatient and it was a fashion emergency!), I can honestly say, set your alarm clock. Take what you can. Don’t miss this one when it launches on September 25.

RELATED: Celebrity Stylist Dani Michelle Weighs in on Top Fall 2021 Fashion Trends

Campaign photos for Target’s Fall Designer Collection are undoubtedly mind-blowing, but sometimes it’s helpful to see what these parts look like on an average non-model human. To make packing easier on a trip to my parents’ house, I chose to store each Target look in a small suitcase, so now I’m going to show you some selfies of my bright blue childhood bedroom turned into a study and bedroom. friends.

For reference, I’m an XS and 0 at Target, but the range goes up to 4X.

Rachel comey

I took Target's new designer collaboration for a ride, and I promise it's worth every penny

I took Target’s new designer collaboration for a ride, and I promise it’s worth every penny

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I won’t be picking any favorites for this collaboration, but I will say this look is extremely versatile and I have no doubt that I will be wearing each piece far too often over the next few months. I have already counted on the printed matching set for a very busy day running to fashion shows, as it was a look I knew I could adopt from work to a slightly fancy dinner party. The jacket is light, yet heavy enough for chilly fall weather, while the earrings are the simple yet statement-making pair that I personally always look for, whether I’m attending a wedding or taking a drink in a bar.

Buy now: Rachel Comey x Target

Nili Lotan

I took Target's new designer collaboration for a ride, and I promise it's worth every penny

I took Target’s new designer collaboration for a ride, and I promise it’s worth every penny

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I’ll be honest: I still struggle when it comes to wearing real pants. I lived in bike shorts and get dressed all summer and really hate putting my legs in tight, stiff jeans. These olive pants, however, are so comfortable. They actually have an elastic waist and ankle so they are basically considered high sweats.

I chose to embrace the preppy fall vibe with a half-zip sweater, layering it over a floral-print shirt, and carrying an extra-large tote bag, all from the collaboration. . I almost feel collegial – like Rory in the later seasons of Gilmore Girls – and I say it in the best possible way. Wearing this outfit reminds me of orange leaves and hot drinks, which is my version of happiness.

Buy now: Nili Lotan x Target

Sandy Liang

I took Target's new designer collaboration for a ride, and I promise it's worth every penny

I took Target’s new designer collaboration for a ride, and I promise it’s worth every penny

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It probably makes sense to set up a separate savings fund to purchase Sandy Liang’s Spring / Summer 22 collection. Everything is so good and best described as Y2k meets schoolgirl meets cottagecore (like, I saw clip-in pants in the mix, but there were also puffed sleeves, pleats, and matching quilted sets). In the meantime, we have at least this Target collaboration to hold us back, which has a similar vibe. For this look, I chose a printed sherpa jacket, as I always covet sweaters from this brand, along with a black tennis skirt and white puffer jacket that will surely get me through future 50 degree days (insert crying emoji here).

If you are looking for items under $ 20, I highly recommend these cute Sandy Liang hair accessories. The pack came with a set of four clips (three bobby pins, while one was more of a barrette), all of which added something extra to my messy ponytail.

Buy now: Sandy Liang x Target

Victor Glemaud

I took Target's new designer collaboration for a ride, and I promise it's worth every penny

I took Target’s new designer collaboration for a ride, and I promise it’s worth every penny

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I fully admit that I splurged on a similarly patterned sweater, out of my budget, from this same designer, only because I’m a fan of the brand. And while this one might be a bit lighter, it’s actually pretty comparable overall.

I love how bright the rooms are in this particular collaboration – it’s a mood booster during dark fall and winter! – and I’m already finding tons of ways to wear this striped skirt, which I think can be both casual and dressy at the same time. To top off this already bold enough outfit, I went for a pair of orange sunglasses (fun!) And forgot to pack (but I recommend it anyway!).

Buy now: Victor Glemaud x Target



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The famous masters of French perfume take you around the world with an exotic interactive tour


NOTEW YORK – International travel may still be a precious commodity as COVID persists, but it’s still one of life’s great pleasures to dream. Savvy retailers have taken note and are offering ways to evoke the spirit of travel without leaving the comforts of home.

To celebrate its 60 years, Diptych has created a lavish interactive tour of some of the world’s most exotic places. The legendary Parisian luxury perfumery has chosen five of its favorite destinations: Paris, Venice, Kyoto, Byblos and Milies, Greece – for his short story The Grand Tour collection, which was unveiled during New York Fashion Week during a pop-up shop in Gotham’s popular Meatpacking District.

Model Lily Aldridge showcased the limited edition collection of candles, perfumes, scented ovals and artwork during an opening night in the specially constructed space, which is Open to the public until October 10. The pop-up store features individual paintings from each destination and scent areas around each work of art.

Diptyque pop-up store in New York. (Photo courtesy of Diptyque)

The event was also notable for having masked servers circulating appetizers, each individually wrapped in a clear plexiglass container as an added precaution.

The company has also created a pop-up store in Paris, near the Louvre, which will remain open until October 24.

To showcase the new collection, the company has associated perfumers, with whom Diptyque has worked for decades, with five international artists who created original works of art that interpreted their vision of each place based on the fragrance created.

The collection includes a new candle depicting Paris – the scent is meant to evoke the sights and scents of a promenade along the Seine – and another candle showcasing Byblos – with notes of roasted coffee, cedar and cardamom recalling memories of a coffee in the old souk.

Other products include a fragrant oval with the scent of fig trees, cypress trees and the cool breezes of Milies, a mountain village near Mount Pelion in northern Greece; a trio of travel-size eau de toilette creating a fragrant Venetian vegetable garden; and a floral scent sporting a Sarayi patterned fabric celebrating Kyoto culture.

Prices for the special collection range from $ 70 to $ 190.


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