Fashion

Olympic Fashion: Winning or Not? – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

But this year, it’s as if, in the weird circular way of fashion, sports clothing, which has been exerting its own influence in ateliers and on catwalks for the last few seasons in the form of streetwear and athleisure, has now effectively changed that game enough so that when designers move to the Olympics, their actual sportswear looks again like sportswear. Roll your eyes if you want to. It’s true….

Brand Update: Beta Launch of Our Ethical Women-Focused Fashion Brand – Forbes

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Autumn Adeigbo Cover of our Spring 2018 Lookbook It’s been a whirlwind year. As I look back on the past 12 months I can’t believe everything that has happened since securing seed investment for my ethical fashion brand. From creating a home office, designing our collection, hiring freelancers and consultants to execute everything from design to branding, traveling to Kenya to hand-bead the collection’s samples alongside Massai women, hosting 3…

Unspeakable Pursues Uneatable, Fashion Follows – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

True, the early Pony Club advocates here tended to represent our own entrenched elites, mostly Boston Brahmins or gentry from up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Yet the ideals of horsemanship the Pony Club promulgated were both democratic and pragmatic, the overarching principle being that everything begins with the horse. If Pony Club seemed too girlie for me as a kid, it is probably justice that I’d eventually end up…

No, Breitbart News Doesn’t Have a Fashion Critic – W Magazine

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Back in August when Breitbart editor John Carney was triggered into a Twitter meltdown due to the appearance of the Statue of Liberty on the cover of Vogue magazine, he tweeted, “We’re going to have to create a full #MAGA shadow cultural industry because the Opposition Media can’t even do fashion without attacking us.” Perhaps he didn’t know at the time that Breitbart already employed a “fashion critic.” Well, kind…

Artist, designer turning Flint water bottles into fashion – Crain’s Detroit Business

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Tracy Reese known for designing dress for Michelle Obama Water bottles to be formed into thread and fabric and sewn in Flint Project symbolic of fulfilling potential of jobs and manufacturing in Flint, artist says FLINT — An artist and a fashion designer are planning to make clothing out of the water bottles piling up from the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint. Conceptual artist Mel Chin has teamed up with…

Fashion’s interwoven relationship with nature to go on display at V&A – The Guardian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

A genetically engineered bioluminescent silk dress, a pineapple-fibre clutch bag and a cape made from cockerel feathers are among 300 items to go on display as part of the V&A’s next fashion exhibition. Fashioned From Nature, which opens in April, will trace the relationship between fashion and the natural world since 1600 and examine the ways in which designers draw on nature for inspiration. As well as modern items such…

Yes, Breitbart News Has a Fashion Critic – New York Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Nicole Kidman, who, in his phrase, “rocked Hollywood” with her vocal postelection support for Donald Trump, gets similar treatment, soaring to the top of Mr. Binder’s best-dressed list. She “stunned” at the Emmy awards, he writes, “in a red gown cut at the ankle with the most exquisite silver roping around the neckline.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story He reserves his barbs for the likes of Jane Fonda, ”the…

China’s JD.com leads $19M investment in Southeast Asian online … – TechCrunch

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

This year has seen unprecedented interest in Southeast Asia’s startups from Chinese tech firms, and today we can add another deal to the pile. JD.com, the close rival to Alibaba, has led a $19 million investment in Bangkok-headquartered online fashion brand Pomelo. The deal, which is the largest Series B for a Thai startup to date, is co-led by Indonesia’s Provident Capital Partners with participation from PE firm Lombard Investments. The round…

Fashion went to the movies – and took them over: archive, 1997 – The Guardian

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

There is a scene at the beginning of John Woo’s spectacular new film Face/Off in which Nicolas Cage strides down a runway. His eyes are covered in designer shades, his long black frock coat is blowing in the breeze. His boots gleam and the wind flicks around the elegant hemline of his jacket. We haven’t quite worked out who he is. We don’t know where he’s going. We don’t know…

China’s JD.com leads $19M investment in Southeast Asian online fashion brand Pomelo – TechCrunch

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

This year has seen unprecedented interest in Southeast Asia’s startups from Chinese tech firms, and today we can add another deal to the pile. JD.com, the close rival to Alibaba, has led a $19 million investment in Bangkok-headquartered online fashion brand Pomelo. The deal, which is the largest Series B for a Thai startup to date, is co-led by Indonesia’s Provident Capital Partners with participation from PE firm Lombard Investments. The round…

Spotify for fashion: does renting clothes signal the end for our wardrobes? – The Guardian

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Like many, I laboured under the misapprehension that Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater was the most beautiful house in the world until the day Mariah Carey opened her home to MTV Cribs. From that day onward, there was no contest. Now, that is what I call a palace. Never mind requesting 20 white kittens on your rider, never mind the off-colour penchant for sexy-elf costumes, Mariah will forever be a pop-culture…

Augmented Reality Is Set To Transform Fashion And Retail – Forbes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Burberry Burberry’s augmented reality integration in its iOS 11 app “At some point, we’re going to look back and think, how did we not have a digital layer on the physical world,” Greg Jones, director of VR and AR at Google, said at Shoptalk Europe earlier this month. The role of augmented reality (AR) is set to be transformative, he argued, and that’s particularly the case when it’s applied to…

Basics with Beau: How Sean Cassidy is Providing Longstanding Fashion For Millennials – Forbes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Twenty years ago, Sean Cassidy opened a three-unit mens specialty store after having met Parisian designer Emile Lafaurie. Inspired by Emile’s authentic menswear, which encapsulated Sean’s interest, the latter proposed that he should be the sole distributer of the heritage brand within the United States. This fall, Sean Cassidy in conjunction with Emile Lafaurie have decided to unite once again to deliver another wave of essential French fashion to be injected in lower…

Manafort spent over $1.3 million at clothing stores, indictment says – Fox News

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The first charges out of Mueller’s office The ‘Special Report’ All-Star panel weighs in. Paul Manafort apparenty has expensive taste in clothes, according to a 31-page federal indictment unsealed on Monday that charged the former Trump campaign manager with money laundering among other allegations. Manafort had bought $520,000 worth of clothing in a four-year period from Beverly Hills’ ultra-luxury shopping district ($128,280 of which was in one purchase)…

Manafort’s clothing tab: $1.3 million – Politico

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Paul Manafort’s love of fine clothes was highlighted after the FBI’s unannounced raid on his home last summer. | Win McNamee/Getty Images According to one November 2010 outlay to a Beverly Hills clothing store, Manafort spent $128,280. By DEREK ROBERTSON 10/30/2017 02:36 PM EDT Paul Manafort spent more than $1.3 million on clothing alone as part of the “lavish lifestyle” described in the indictment brought against him Monday by special…

Manafort’s clothing tab: $1.3 million – Politico

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Paul Manafort’s love of fine clothes was highlighted after the FBI’s unannounced raid on his home last summer. | Win McNamee/Getty Images According to one November 2010 outlay to a Beverly Hills clothing store, Manafort spent $128,280. By DEREK ROBERTSON 10/30/2017 02:36 PM EDT Paul Manafort spent more than $1.3 million on clothing alone as part of the “lavish lifestyle” described in the indictment brought against him Monday by special…

Basics with Beau: How Sean Cassidy is Providing Longstanding Fashion For Millennials. – Forbes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Twenty years ago, Sean Cassidy opened a three-unit mens specialty store after having met Parisian designer Emile Lafaurie. Inspired by Emile’s authentic menswear, which encapsulated Sean’s interest, the latter proposed that he should be the sole distributer of the heritage brand within the United States. This fall, Sean Cassidy in conjunction with Emile Lafaurie have decided to unite once again to deliver another wave of essential French fashion to be injected in lower…

Ana de Armas, the Star of Blade Runner 2049, Shares Her Beauty and Fashion Tips – PEOPLE.com

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Brought to you by the editors of People en Español. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Cuban actress Ana de Armas stars in Blade Runner 2049 (out now), the sequel to the 1982 classic, starring Hollywood heartthrobs Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling. The 29-year-old beauty told People en Español she was overcome when she landed the part: “I cried a lot. It was a little surreal. It’s crazy,” she said. “To work with Ryan [Gosling], with Harrison…