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Designer flaunts high-powered execs at first fashion show

Designer flaunts high-powered execs at first fashion show

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New York Fashion Week may be over, but designers aren’t done boasting about the Hollywood A-listers who attended their shows.The names being dropped aren’t of the Gwyneth Paltrow or Kim Kardashian variety, however.Carlisle, a Big Apple apparel designer that caters to high-powered executives — those who can afford its $600 dresses and $800 jackets — boasts that those attended its first-ever fashion show are more of the C-suite variety.CEOs Amy Schecter of Glamsquad and Michele Heary of Vhernier, and Ann Leahy, director of Kendo Brands, paid their respects to the 30-year-old brand, which counts among its famous fans MacKenzie Bezos (yes, Jeff’s better half), UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and JPMorgan Chase CFO Marianne Lake.“We dress them for work, for even...

Christopher Bailey bows out from Burberry under a bold rainbow

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]Christopher Bailey bows out from Burberry under a bold rainbow  The GuardianChristopher Bailey's Burberry farewell tops London shows  Fox BusinessHow to Watch Burberry's London Fashion Week Show Live  InStyleThat's one way to get the message across! Topless vegan protesters storm London Fashion Week in furious flash mob ...  Daily MailFull coverage Source link
Models rocked 'vagina mohawks' so hard at New York Fashion Week

Models rocked 'vagina mohawks' so hard at New York Fashion Week

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Image: mireya acierto/Getty ImagesBy Heather Dockray2018-02-17 21:19:14 UTCPubic hair is making a beautifully punk comeback, and it's long overdue.The last time the fashion world did anything of significance with women's pubic hair was in 2015 with vajazzling. Thankfully, fashion designer KAIMIN broke the dry spell at the latest New York Fashion Week with a runway show featuring a diverse array of ... vagina wigs.KAIMIN says he grounded his show in diversity and tolerance. That principle extends to one of the most stigmatized parts of the female body, and the artificial hair that is sometimes used to cover them: merkins."This acceptance of individuality is the human vagina — which is alluded to in the live video at the show and is emphasized by the mohawk on the runway," KAIMIN s...
Popcorn and Time to Spare at New York Fashion Week 2018

Popcorn and Time to Spare at New York Fashion Week 2018

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New York Fashion Week usually has editors and stylists zigzagging around town from show to show, as if they were competing in a frantic scavenger hunt, but this year’s fall collections were a little off. Gaps between significant shows left hours, even whole days, open. Members of the fashion crowd found themselves with time on their hands. One Italian stylist told me, her eyes wide in disbelief, that she had just gone to the movies, to see “Phantom Thread.”Last fall, New York fashion week lost several of its tentpoles, including shows by the heavy hitters Proenza Schouler, Thom Browne, Altuzarra, and Rodarte, all of whom announced that they would be showing in Paris in the future. Kanye West is taking a time-out from showing his Yeezy line; he introduced his new collec...
How Street Photographer Simbarashe Cha Captures Fashion Week's Big Moments

How Street Photographer Simbarashe Cha Captures Fashion Week's Big Moments

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Street and fashion photographer Simbarashe Cha has traveled the world in pursuit of his Fashion Week work. From Paris to New York, London, and Milan, he has gone on to capture streetstyle and runway moments from fashion’s biggest shows. Recently, Adorama caught up with Cha to chat about how he got started with photography, his go-to gear, and the process he takes to encapsulate his Fashion Week work. Photo by Simbarashe ChaPhoto by Simbarashe ChaAdorama: How did you get your start in photography, and how did that transition into fashion and Fashion Week projects?Simbarashe Cha: When I acquired my first camera, I would spend endless days walking around New York City, looking for interesting and fashionable people to take portraits of. I checked out Fashion Week ...
The 16 Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Kim Kardashian West Wears Full Fendi, Bella Hadid Hangs Out With …

The 16 Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Kim Kardashian West Wears Full Fendi, Bella Hadid Hangs Out With …

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Between New York Fashion Week and Valentine’s Day (and Kanye’s famous couples-throughout-history montage), it was quite the seven days for Instagram. There was a bit of logomania happening: Just look to Kim Kardashian West, who uploaded a bodacious selfie wearing a head-to-toe Fendi monogrammed look. In Bryant Park during the show-hopping madness, DJ-model Sita Abellan also went the logo route and sported a monogrammed pair of boots and fanny pack by Polish label MISBHV. But Russian model Vsevolod “Sever” Cherepanov really nailed the aesthetic: He took a minimalist approach and daintily sipped a cappuccino drizzled with a Nike swoosh, which quite nicely matched his Nike-logo-emblazoned windbreaker.Other fashion week moments of note: Kaia Gerber cut a severe ...
Is Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren Out Of Touch With America?

Is Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren Out Of Touch With America?

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Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan pulled no punches nor spared no adjectives in describing Ralph Lauren's spring collection. She thinks the celebrated American designer is out of touch with what's been going on in American culture.KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: Ralph Lauren's spring collection is not working for fashion critic Robin Givhan. The title of her review this week in The Washington Post is "It's 2018, Ralph Lauren. Why Do You Think This Look Is Still Cool?" She believes Lauren's signature prep school, country club looks are a little oblivious to the America of today, and she's with us now to talk about it. Hi.ROBIN GIVHAN: Hi.MCEVERS: So you get to go to the unveiling of these lines, right? Describe what it was like to see this new collection come down the runway earlier this ...
'Vagina Mohawks' Made An Appearance At New York Fashion Week

'Vagina Mohawks' Made An Appearance At New York Fashion Week

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New York Fashion Week is always outrageous, and this season was no exception. With a robot escorting Irina Shayk out of a UFO at Philipp Plein, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos making an appearance at Chromat and oversize Carmen Sandiego silhouettes showing up at Marc Jacobs, it was hard to pick just what look or moment stood out the most — until the Kaimin show on Feb. 12. The clothing line made headlines for showing “vagina mohawks” at its NYFW presentation. We’d try to explain it, but it’s something you have to see for yourself.The show’s overall message was one of diversity and tolerance, which was reflected in the brand’s casting choices, according to a press release.“All differences, even if not fully understood or ...
Adidas Panel Talks Basketball Culture in Fashion

Adidas Panel Talks Basketball Culture in Fashion

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Refinement of just what defines streetwear is now emerging with the segment’s continued rise, and a panel of designers drawing inspiration from the court sought to tackle basketball’s influence on fashion as much of Los Angeles gears up for Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.Adidas, while plenty of its crew prepped for its 747 Warehouse event, on Thursday evening took over sneaker store Nice Kicks and an adjacent parking lot in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the launch of its Boost You Wear shoe collaboration with local label Bristol Studio.A panel featuring Bristol cofounder and creative director Luke Tadashi, Eric Emanuel of his own namesake label and Adidas’ Brooklyn Creator Farm vice president and creative director Denis Dekovic led a thoughtful conversation on ba...