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This Chicano Designer Brings the Radical Cholo Spirit to Fashion – VICE

Monday, May 22, 2017

The cholo subculture is contentious. Even among some Mexican Americans, the street-wise aesthetic that was birthed in East Los Angeles’s Chicanx community can get derided for its resistance to white American assimilation and its loose affiliation with gangsterism. But for fashion designer Willy Chavarria, the spirit of the cholo is everything. His eponymous label embraces the unique style that he saw growing up in California in the 80s and 90s,…

Could weed be the next frontier of fashion? – Digiday

Monday, May 22, 2017

Fashion has never been one to shy away from scenes considered edgy or fringe, which could make it the perfect partner for the growing cannabis industry. As the legalization of marijuana continues to spread — 25 states now allow medical marijuana, while seven states have recreational marijuana laws either implemented or underway — a handful of designers have started looking to weed culture for inspiration. Some, like Palm Angels and Sundae…

Chinese newspaper applauds reported ‘anti-espionage’ killing of CIA sources – The Guardian

Monday, May 22, 2017

An influential state-run newspaper has applauded China’s anti-espionage efforts after the New York Times said China had killed or imprisoned up to 20 CIA sources, hobbling US spying operations in a massive intelligence breach. The Chinese killed at least a dozen people providing information to the US Central Intelligence Agency between 2010 and 2012, dismantling a network that was years in the making, the New York Times reported on Saturday….

Israelis worry Trump’s changing stands look more and more like Obama’s – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Israeli love affair with President Donald Trump has soured as promises have gone unfulfilled. The Israeli public was very excited when Trump took office. They anticipated a fresh start after a fraught relationship with Barack Obama, who many thought was overly sympathetic to the Palestinians. But reality has set in as all Trump’s earlier talk – of moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, of not worrying about Jewish settlements…

Register named best newspaper in Ohio – Sandusky Register

Monday, May 22, 2017

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Clothier LuLaRoe Partners with Disney To Create New Fashion Collection – Forbes

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mickey and Minnie Mouse feature prominently in LuLaRoe’s latest clothing collection. (Photo credit: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images) Multi-level marketer LuLaRoe announced on May 19 that it has partnered with the Walt Disney Company to create an official collection of Disney-themed leggings, tops, dresses and skirts. Known for its “buttery soft” leggings, LuLaRoe is a four-year-old direct sales organization based in Corona, Calif., founded by DeAnne and Mark Stidham. The company sells…

Major Saudi Arabian newspaper heaps praise on Melania Trump for ‘classy and conservative’ fashion choices – TheBlaze.com

Sunday, May 21, 2017

First lady Melania Trump received rave reviews by a major Saudi Arabian newspaper on Sunday for her fashion choices while in the Islamic country. According to CNN, Arab News circulated a special English edition of their newspaper and praised Trump for her “classy and conservative” fashion choices on Saturday. With their story about Trump’s fashion, Arab News included a picture of Trump in a black jumpsuit that she wore as…

Gyms are capitalizing on the death of fashion – Business Insider

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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Blasting the past with a new vision of future fashion – The Japan Times

Sunday, May 21, 2017

| © JAPAN FASHION WEEK ORGANIZATION Much has been made of the recent closure of the monthly print edition of Shoichi Aoki’s seminal Fruits street-style magazine, with many ready to cry that it sounds the death knell for Harajuku fashion, rather than seeing it as a simple casualty of the rise of new media. Japanese high fashion, meanwhile, has been looking to the past with avant-garde maestro Rei Kawakubo’s Comme…

Columbus/Nashville fashion rivalry is no contest – The Columbus Dispatch

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tim Feran The Columbus Dispatch @timferan A recent piece in The New York Times that claimed to judge the “hot fashion rivalry” between Columbus and Nashville left more than few people around town smiling and scratching their heads. In a story last week, Steven Kurutz lists some components that he believes will “determine which city is worthy of fashion bronze” as the No. 3 fashion capital…

Marks & Spencer to report slump in clothing sales after short-lived boost – The Guardian

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Marks & Spencer will report a fresh slump in clothing sales on Wednesday after a revival at Christmas proved short-lived. The disappointing finish to the year will be revealed alongside a sharp fall in annual profits. Hopes that M&S chief executive, Steve Rowe, had come up with a winning formula for the UK’s biggest clothing retailer were raised after it recorded its first underlying growth in nearly two years over…

Fashion tycoon Donatella Versace branded a ‘power hungry monster’ by murdered brother Gianni’s lover as new … – The Sun

Sunday, May 21, 2017

FASHION tycoon Donatella Versace is a “power-hungry monster”, her murdered brother Gianni’s former boyfriend claims. Antonio D’Amico was designer Gianni’s loyal partner and ­colleague for 15 years and ­witnessed the bitter feud that raged in the Versace clothes empire. Rocky… Gianni and his little sister Donatella in 1993 And he was there when Gianni, 50, was shot by a gay serial killer on the steps of his lavish Miami home….

Fashion tycoon Donatella Versace branded a ‘power hungry monster’ by murdered brother Gianni’s lover as new … – The Sun

Sunday, May 21, 2017

FASHION tycoon Donatella Versace is a “power-hungry monster”, her murdered brother Gianni’s former boyfriend claims. Antonio D’Amico was designer Gianni’s loyal partner and ­colleague for 15 years and ­witnessed the bitter feud that raged in the Versace clothes empire. Rocky… Gianni and his little sister Donatella in 1993 And he was there when Gianni, 50, was shot by a gay serial killer on the steps of his lavish Miami home….

Fashion tycoon Donatella Versace branded a ‘power hungry monster’ by murdered brother Gianni’s lover as new … – The Sun

Sunday, May 21, 2017

FASHION tycoon Donatella Versace is a “power-hungry monster”, her murdered brother Gianni’s former boyfriend claims. Antonio D’Amico was designer Gianni’s loyal partner and ­colleague for 15 years and ­witnessed the bitter feud that raged in the Versace clothes empire. Rocky… Gianni and his little sister Donatella in 1993 And he was there when Gianni, 50, was shot by a gay serial killer on the steps of his lavish Miami home….