At fashion houses, a new designer’s impact takes time

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Thierry Mugler made his mark selling modern sex appeal. The French fashion designer’s signature style — exaggerated shoulders, cinched waists, body-forming fits — left an impact through particularly spectacular runway shows in the 1980s and 1990s. Casey Cadwallader, who joined the label as creative director in 2018 after the previous […]

The 6 Biggest Beauty Takeaways from New York Fashion Week

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“Today, we take everything—past, present, future—and that’s kind of what makes beauty today,” mused Pat McGrath backstage at Marc Jacobs. It was a fitting endnote for a week that was playfully referential, as well as forward-thinking in attitude and approach. While spring was infiltrated by the Euphoria effect, this season saw a return to a […]

11 of the most memorable fashion shows in history

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Dior haute couture spring/summer 1998. Image credit: Condé Nast Archives The fashion show has always been performative, from Paris’s couture salons that hosted seasonal collections in the early 19th century, to the New York Fashion Week showcases that sprung up in downtown lofts and abandoned industrial buildings during the 1980s. The point at which […]

First Look: 25 Milan Fashion Week Shoe Presentations, Collabs and Launches

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Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi’s aim for spring ’20 was to dream up styles that were “anything but plain.” The collection focuses on animal print, part of the label’s DNA, but in an unexpected way. “I wanted to push it into new arenas to make it feel fresh and modern,” […]

Fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester moves into homeware with debut collection

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Belgian fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester has produced her first homeware and lighting collection, which launched at Maison&Object furniture fair in Paris this week. Ann Demeulemeester – who until six years ago headed up her eponymous fashion brand –  joined forces with Belgian furniture and homeware brand Serax to launch two collections of porcelain tableware, glassware, cutlery. The launch also included two lighting collections for […]

Chinese designer empowers women at New York Fashion Week

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NEW YORK (Xinhua) — Chinese fashion designer Wang Tao on Saturday presented her Spring/Summer 2020 collection at the ongoing New York Fashion Week, emphasizing female leadership through her usual power tailoring while adding a touch of vibrancy with pastel colors and feminine fabrics. The collection is inspired by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, […]

How This Woman Successfully Launched An Ethical Shoe Brand With Zero Fashion Experience

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Bethany Tran, Founder of The Root Collective, was inspired to launch her ethical shoe brand after a trip to Guatemala where she saw a need for job opportunities THE ROOT COLLECTIVE Ten years ago, Bethany Tran went to Guatemala and had a transformative week that would ultimately change the trajectory […]

STELLA MCCARTNEY TEAMS WITH EXTINCTION REBELLION TO MAKE SUSTAINABILITY THE NORM IN FASHION

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In a bold fashion statement, luxury fashion house Stella McCartney has teamed up with climate change activist group Extinction Rebellion to promote its fashion brand’s Winter 2019 Collection. Founder and designer of the brand, Stella McCartney, has constantly advocated sustainability and environmentally-friendly clothing. She has committed her company to be an ethical […]

From Kylie Jenner to Rowan Blanchard, Milkmaid Fashion Is the New Trend We Can’t Get Enough Of

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Kylie Jenner and Rowan Blanchard aren’t two names we are used to seeing next to each other. Kylie is an L.A. billionaire-businesswoman who runs her own makeup and skin-care line, all whilst being majorly influential on social media. And Rowan is an actress who got her start in Disney flicks […]