Fashion

Chasing Fashion’s Cutting Edge – New York Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dustin Pittman’s gaze roamed the bustling back office of Century 21 on Cortlandt Street, where Kim Shui was prepping her fashion show. In an instant, he found his mark. She was China Lee, who would be modeling one of the giddily mismatched plaids and brocades Ms. Shui planned to unveil a couple of floors below. Moments later, Mr. Pittman was hustling Ms. Lee into a nearby restroom, propping her against…

Chasing Fashion’s Cutting Edge – New York Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dustin Pittman’s gaze roamed the bustling back office of Century 21 on Cortlandt Street, where Kim Shui was prepping her fashion show. In an instant, he found his mark. She was China Lee, who would be modeling one of the giddily mismatched plaids and brocades Ms. Shui planned to unveil a couple of floors below. Moments later, Mr. Pittman was hustling Ms. Lee into a nearby restroom, propping her against…

The Least-Known Most Influential Man in Fashion – New York Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Add to the list Slash (whose signature look owes much to Mr. Bolan’s portrait on the cover of the 1972 album “The Slider”), St. Vincent, James Bagshaw of the rock outfit Temples (a spit and image), and Johnny Depp in the “Alice” films. Generally speaking, though, the man behind glam rock is largely shrouded in obscurity, while Bowie is hailed as its poster boy. Advertisement Continue reading the main story…

In Fashion, the Beauty (and Challenge) of Looking Back – New York Times

Monday, September 18, 2017

LAGERFELD’S WILDLY successful echoing of Chanel’s history has become the blueprint for labels across the world. Today, designers use archival styles to anchor their individual aesthetics to a brand’s past. You may not recognize Maria Grazia Chiuri’s name immediately, for instance, but you recognize the name and look of Dior in her designs for the house — the wasp-waisted Bar jacket, the wide-spread skirts. The same goes for Paco Rabanne:…

The Fashion Version Of Netflix Doubles Down On Original Content – Fast Company

Monday, September 18, 2017

But it’s not enough for some companies to just fold their content under streaming giants like Netflix or Amazon–creating bespoke platforms and apps has become a priority for some. Disney’s headline grabbing announcement in August that it would be pulling its movies and shows from Netflix to start its own platform in 2019 was a reminder of how important original content is, as well as forcing companies to consider if…

In pictures: Fashion at the Emmys – BBC News

Monday, September 18, 2017

We cast an eye over the best-dressed stars at this year’s Emmy TV Awards in Los Angeles. Image copyright Getty Images Reese Witherspoon, one of the stars of Big Little Lies, wore her take on the traditional awards tuxedo, courtesy of Stella McCartney. Big Little Lies was one of the night’s big winners, taking home five prizes. Reese’s co-star, Nicole Kidman, beat her to a best actress award. Image copyright…

Is there a protest message in your new jacket’s pocket? You’ve been shop-dropped – The Guardian

Monday, September 18, 2017

This London fashion week, shoppers might find themselves pondering something a little more sobering than which bar does the most Insta-worthy Louboutin-inspired pop-up cocktail menu, or how to get front-row tickets to the House of Holland show. Craftivist Collective is a group of “gentle activists” that protests against injustices in a quiet, non-confrontational manner involving pretty, handcrafted gestures of defiance. In an attempt to shine a spotlight on the ethics…

Why ‘craftivists’ are hiding notes in pockets during London fashion week – The Guardian

Monday, September 18, 2017

This London fashion week, shoppers might find themselves pondering something a little more sobering than which bar does the most Insta-worthy Louboutin-inspired pop-up cocktail menu, or how to get front-row tickets to the House of Holland show. Craftivist Collective is a group of “gentle activists” that protests against injustices in a quiet, non-confrontational manner involving pretty, handcrafted gestures of defiance. In an attempt to shine a spotlight on the ethics…

Emmys 2017: the most interesting fashion of the night – Vox

Monday, September 18, 2017

Every year, TV’s most beloved actors assemble to celebrate themselves and their colleagues. To do so, they generally wear a variety of pretty, boring gowns and dull, poorly hemmed tuxedos. Which is certainly a reasonable choice: Actors are heavily judged by their appearances, but most of them aren’t paid to know or care much about exciting and interesting fashion. Something pretty and safe is the smart choice for most actors…

Emmys: Television Stars Take Fashion Risks on the Red Carpet – Variety

Monday, September 18, 2017

Stars of the small screen kicked off television’s biggest night with bold fashion statements on the Emmys red carpet. White seemed to be the standout shade on the carpet, with “Stranger Things” breakout Millie Bobby Brown, who is nominated for supporting actress in a drama, stunning in a belted gown. “SNL” nominee Kate McKinnon also wore a pearly dress, as did chef Sandra Lee and “Man Men” alum and “Feud” actress Kiernan…

Armani appeals to fans old and new with London fashion week show – The Guardian

Monday, September 18, 2017

It is a classic fashion week power move to stage your show somewhere far away from the central London fashion beat. But if any designer can pull such a move, it’s Armani. The Italian fashion giant staged his Emporio Armani show on Sunday evening way out in Wapping, in a cavernous Tobacco Dock space. Armani is known for Milan shows on a grand scale. The first London show for 11…

The Emmys Red Carpet: Making American Fashion Great Again – Hollywood Reporter

Monday, September 18, 2017

It’s never been a better time for American designers on the red carpet thanks to a crop of new talents reinvigorating older fashion houses or starting their own. News about the American fashion industry has been grim of late (lagging retail sales, store closings, management changes at big brands, masthead shake-ups). But the 2017 Emmys showed us that it’s never been a better time for American designers on the red…

Giorgio Armani’s London fashion week show fizzes with playful touches – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, September 18, 2017

It isn’t every day that two of fashion’s biggest names decide to show during London Fashion Week. First off was Donatella Versace who put Versus, her younger line, on the catwalk here – in the imposing sleek minimalism of Central St Martins Fashion College, with whose alumni she has often collaborated. A few hours later it was Giorgio Armani’s turn. The two designers have often been pitched as each other’s…

The future of fashion robots – The Week Magazine

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Static electricity could help robots finally conquer the fashion industry, said Marc Bain at Quartz. While robots can deal fairly easily with the mostly uniform and rigid materials that go into cellphones and automobiles, they have trouble handling the wide variety of soft materials needed to make footwear and clothing. “A vacuum may pick up pieces of leather, for instance, but it can’t deal with mesh.” As a result, the…

How Brands Used Instagram Stories During New York Fashion Week – Forbes

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Instagram Stories is the current darling of the fashion world, or so it seemed in New York this past week as each and every designer brand took to the platform alongside their runway shows. Fashion week has long been a central part of the social media strategy for these businesses – a ripe opportunity to capture what’s being putting out into the world with their new collections and build noise…

5 Styling Tips From New York Fashion Week – New York Times

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Advertisement By MALINA JOSEPH GILCHRIST SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 The spring/summer 2018 collections that showed during New York Fashion Week featured floor-dusting fringe, thigh-high boots and even some crystal-embellished underwear. But in the midst of it all, there were clues for how a person could actually dress. Here, a roundup of tips and tricks inspired by the runways with new ways to wear things — some of which you probably already…

Serving Those The Fashion Industry Ignores – Forbes

Friday, September 15, 2017

Heath Fradkoff Jeff Hansen (left) and Peter Manning design apparel for a cohort of retail consumers with limited options: ‘not so tall’ men. A good rule of thumb for any entrepreneur is to address the needs of those who feel they have been ignored. For Peter Manning, that meant addressing his own. Manning, founder of the eponymous New York-based clothing company, is targeting a clientele he can relate to: the…

The Spectacle of Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma Show at New York Fashion Week – The New Yorker

Friday, September 15, 2017

During New York Fashion Week, brands aim to transcend the expected—clothes—with spectacle. On Tuesday evening, the number of Instagram photographs of Ralph Lauren’s collection of sports cars far exceeded those of the slinky gowns and trim tailoring on display at the show in his garage, in Bedford, New York. And, on Sunday evening, Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma show became the week’s most talked-about event—particularly because Kanye West, without offering an…

During London Fashion Week, the Names You Need to Know – New York Times

Friday, September 15, 2017

Advertisement From Edward Enninful to Charles Jeffrey, Theo Adams to Adwoa Aboah, here are the characters shaking up the fashion scene in Britain By ELIZABETH PATON SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 Image The designer Charles Jeffrey, left, at his Loverboy show in London in June, 2017.CreditTom Jamieson for The New York Times LONDON — A changing of the guard in some of London’s most high-profile industry power houses has shuffled the hierarchy….

The Top 10 Moments of New York Fashion Week – New York Times

Friday, September 15, 2017

Eckhaus Latta’s show was packed, not only with critics and the editors of major magazines — more than usual, it seemed to me — but also with genuine friends and fans. The brand, which is designed by Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta, who met at Rhode Island School of Design, has been on the rise these past few seasons, in part because it presents an increasingly fleshed-out vision, both of…