15 juin 2015

Instagram's impact is changing fashion

Every year the Council of Fashion Designers of America honors the achievements of veteran designers and celebrates the potential of a class of newcomers. The ceremony, held earlier this month, highlighted the old-school craft of clothes and a wave of American designers who are informed by the street. It was also a slog through long speeches, stuttering gratitude, affectless reminiscences, grudging laughter and fear of Kanye. Ultimately though, Instagram was the most interesting win of the night. Its impact says the most about... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2015

Kendall Jenner's first ever fragrance campaign lands

She's walked the runway for every major designer, scored countless magazine covers and even modelled prosthetic boobs - but today Kendall Jenner's first ever fragrance campaign makes it debut. It was announced back in November that Jenner had signed on to be the new face of beauty brand Estee Lauder - today her first ever fragrance campaign has been revealed. photo: formal dresses australia Jenner, 19, has already fronted campaigns for the brand's Black Primer and Courreges collaboration but today's ad is the first ever fragrance... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2015

Bayonne High School students turn toilet paper into high fashion

Glamour hardly comes to mind when you think of toilet paper, but not for a group of Bayonne High School students. For the seventh year in a row, Bayonne students were tasked with making dresses using toilet paper as part of their fashion marketing class taught by Irene Pyke. First, second and third place winners were crowned at the conclusion of the course's annual contest, in which the 50-plus students submitted their best work for grading by Pyke. "I felt like I wasn't doing class work," said Hanan Ismail, a junior who came in... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2015

Men In Skirts, Women In Suits: Fashion Goes Genderqueer

Celebrity teen Jaden Smith (“Karate Kid”) recently went to the prom with Amandla Stenberg (“The Hunger Games"), and he was wearing a skirt. Bindle & Keep, a tailor shop in Brooklyn, New York, that specializes in making bespoke suits for all genders identities will be featured in an HBO documentary directed by Lena Dunham. And New York Fashion Week this year was teeming with men in skirts and pussy bow blouses. What's going on with all the sartorial gender-bending? "There are a growing number of people who don’t want to identify... [Lire la suite]
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02 juin 2015

Dream Job: Nail Polish Namer

Gabrielle is a smoky mulberry crème. Margo is an old Hollywood-inspired gold shimmer. Alex is a regal purple glitter. It’s obvious, right? Only if you’re the person naming the polish. Each of Julep’s nail polish shades is named after a woman – and that got us thinking. Whose job is it to actually name nail polish, and how do they do it? Enter Jane Park, CEO and Founder of Julep. She’s got the final say when it comes to polish names, and we picked her brain about how she does it. photo: red formal dresses Seattle Refined: Naming... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2015


1) Sunbathe poolside at one of New York's chicest rooftop pools. Enjoy cocktails and poolside bites for those of us who are over the Hamptons. 2) Visit The Met Gala's 2015 exhibition, "China Through The Looking Glass" at the Met Museum. Bonus points if you show up in the same look Rihanna wore to this year's Met Gala. 3) Take a weekend-long beach trip to debut the best swimwear of the season. Whether you're reaching for a chic one-piece or a high-waisted bikini, use this as your opportunity to make a style statement. 4) Keep up... [Lire la suite]
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24 mai 2015

Grant Fell's greatest challenge yet

Former Headless Chicken, fashion icon and creative visionary – Grant Fell is a man of many impressive talents. But his biggest challenge yet, reports Jeremy Olds, may be the one he's facing now. When he played on stage to thousands of people, he always felt a little uncomfortable. Once the music started he'd relax, but he had no lust to be famous, and he found organising the shows to be just as satisfying as performing. At Fashion Week he always has a front-row seat, and he mingles and smiles for the social pages, but he'd prefer to... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2015

The voice of a fashion novice

LAHORE: A host of designers have recently forayed into the fashion world with real gusto, offering a myriad of sartorial options. A few of these novices seem to have struck the balance between delivering visual appeal with a high quotient of wearability, and even fewer have risen to the fore over a short span of time. Among these is Ansab Jahangir, who, after having begun designing for her friends and family seven years ago, formally launched her studio and Eid collection in Defense, Karachi on May 16. Designing clothes, Jahangir... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2015


There is currently $12,861 worth of shoes, bags and clothes sitting in my Net-A-Porter shopping cart. $12,861 worth of Chloe, Givenchy, The Row and more designers that I can't afford to welcome into my closet—and none of which I actually plan to buy this season. File this under: designer-taste-on-a-fast-fashion-budget problems. This is not "confessions of an online shopping addict." This is a tale much worse and much more pathetic—confessions of a wannabe online shopping addict. I have this habit where I spend an embarrassing amount... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2015

Fashion Industry Can Sell More Clothes With Average-Sized Models

Fashion designers and retailers looking to make a name for themselves might want to take this piece of advice: you'll sell more clothes to women if you use average-sized models in your advertisements. This suggestion comes courtesy of several new studies conducted by the University of Kent, which found that women were more likely to buy clothes from a new clothing brand if the company used "normal" women in their promotions. In three separate studies, researchers asked women between the ages of 18 and 25 to look at marketing... [Lire la suite]
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