US actor/comedian Joel McHale to host 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has revealed American actor and comedian Joel McHale as its host for the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards.
05/23/2016 - 01:04 PM
Rome opera house taps Hollywood glitz for new 'Traviata'
By Isla Binnie ROME (Reuters) - Rome's opera house has called on the star power of Hollywood and high fashion for a new production that is already racking up record ticket sales for an institution that until two years ago was grappling with debt and labor disputes. Stars of stage and screen, including reality TV celebrity Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West, converged on Rome on Sunday for a gala dress rehearsal of Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata", which tells the tragic story of a self-sacrificing courtesan in 19th-century Paris. Veteran designer Valentino Garavani produced this version of "La Traviata", which opens on May 24 and runs till June 30, through his foundation.
05/23/2016 - 11:47 AM
Uniqlo to team up with Theory on a men's capsule shirt collection
Japanese retailer Uniqlo is to team up with US brand Theory on a capsule shirt collection for men reports WWD. The small shirt collection will consist of three men's polo shirts and one t-shirt, all in Uniqlo's unique perspiration wicking fabrics. The collection is set to launch in Japan on June 10 and will also be available in-stores globally and on Uniqlo's website.
05/23/2016 - 09:35 AM
Olivier Rousteing teases imminent Nike collaboration
Balmain's creative director Olivier Rousteing has hinted at an upcoming collaboration with sportswear giant NikeLab.
05/23/2016 - 08:40 AM
Michael Cinco to present A/W '16 Couture Collection at Paris Haute Couture Week
Renowned Philippine and Dubai-based couturier, Michael Cinco, has announced that he will present at Paris Haute Couture Week later this year. Cinco will present his Autumn / Winter 2016 Couture Collection in partnership with the Asian Couture Federation and as part of a special collaboration with COUTURíSSIMO, the latest initiative from the Asian Couture Federation which aims to provide consumers with access to affordable couture-inspired pieces designed by leading couturiers. Michael Cinco will design a special collection for COUTURíSSIMO which will be presented on the runway immediately following his Autumn / Winter 2016 Couture Collection on July 3, 2016.
05/23/2016 - 04:21 AM
Cannes Film Festival 2016 style roundup: glam-chic rules the red carpet
There wasn't much in the way of risk-taking during this year's Cannes fortnight, let alone originality or OTT flamboyancy, as stars stuck to classic glamour with chic and sophisticated styles. The 69th edition of the Cannes Film Festival (May 11-22, 2016) did, however, see one surprise guest, as color came to a line-up of full ball gowns, floaty frocks and shift dresses. There was no major red carpet gaffe to get onlookers chattering at this year's event, whether in terms of fashion disasters, wardrobe malfunctions or crazy hairstyles (well, almost), and no one outfit was singled out as a focal point for fashionistas.
05/20/2016 - 11:44 AM
Rafael Nadal: 'It's important to find clothes that are comfortable and fit you well'
As the French Open gets underway, Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal, a global brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger Tailored, underwear and fragrance, took some time to show us the THFLEX Rafael Nadal Edition capsule collection, which brings together sartorial tailoring and performance fabrics, as well as answer our questions about his style both on and off the court. How did the collaboration between you and Tommy, the man and the brand come about?
05/19/2016 - 12:07 PM
Giorgio Armani introduces Miaoran at men's shows
Giorgio Armani has announced Chinese designer Miaoran as the latest up-and-coming fashion talent to receive his support this Milan Men's Fashion Week. The Italian fashion mogul will host the new label's runway show at his Armani/Teatro space in the city as part of his ongoing support program for fresh new talent.
05/19/2016 - 09:39 AM
Peter Lindbergh to shoot 2017 Pirelli calendar
German photographer Peter Lindbergh has been selected to shoot the 2017 Pirelli calendar, it has been revealed. The creative first snapped the famous annual publication in 1996, before repeating the experience in 2002. The 2016 calendar hit the headlines last year by departing from the calendar's traditional formula of featuring supermodels shot in the nude.
05/19/2016 - 06:25 AM
French Haute Couture association names Fashion Week's guest labels
The Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris has named the five fashion houses invited to display their work as guests at the Autumn / Winter fashion week in July 2016.
05/18/2016 - 10:30 AM
Miley Cyrus, Marc Jacobs and Artist Marilyn Minter Join Forces to Raise Money for Planned Parenthood
Minter opened up about women's rights and Donald Trump at Sunday's launch of her MileyxMarilyn project at Bookmarc in West Hollywood.
05/23/2016 - 12:00 AM
Adele Wears Dolce & Gabbana in "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" Video
The singer rocked a long-sleeve floral gown in her trippy new video, which premiered at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards.
05/22/2016 - 12:00 AM
Designs revealed for new Yves Saint Laurent museum in Marrakesh, Morocco
Architectural designs by French firm Studio KO have been released for the upcoming museum dedicated to designer Yves Saint Laurent and his work, the "mYSLm" (Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech). Yves Saint Laurent had a long and public love affair with Morocco, buying the Jardin Majorelle gardens in 1980 with his life and business partner Pierre Bergé, after falling in love with the city of Marrakesh in 1966. From Autumn 2017, a new museum will accompany the garden on the Rue Yves Saint Laurent outside the medina walls of Marrakesh.
05/19/2016 - 10:29 AM
Fashionistas got caught in an elevator at Fashion Week and went Snapchat and selfie crazy
What do a group of fashion kids do when they get trapped in a elevator for 40 minutes? They get on the snaps and selfies like nobody's damn business. In a microcosm of farshion hell, Christian Wilkins (the son of Australian morning show legend Richard), Australia's Grazia Entertainment Editor Nicholas Carolan and a bunch of other fashion-forward types were caught hot and sweaty in an elevator in Sydney, Australia, for an eternity. SEE ALSO: Skinny ties, skinny trousers: The hip Teddy Boys of 1950s London Not knowing how to deal with the possibility of death by fashion, the squad used their final moments wisely by sending out S.O.S. Snapchats and pouting what could have been their final pouts. They also got their Beyoncé twerk on. "When it first happened I think everyone was a little panicked ... I asked everyone if they preferred Rihanna or Beyoncé and we figured that Bey was calmer so we all just listened to some music, took plenty of selfies to document the process," Wilkins told Mashable Australia via email. Wilkins said he scored a few new Snapchat followers due to the incident and formed an unbreakable bond with his new clique. His priorities definitely came into focus. "There were nine of us in there and the lift just jolted shut and this siren went off," Wilkins told Yahoo 7 Entertainment. "We still had wi-fi so I guess that's all that matters." When all else fails, just pout. Image: Snapchat / christian wilkins The group had just finished checking out the show of Australian fashion designer Christopher Esber at a hot yoga studio in Sydney's Potts Point when disaster struck. How were they going to make the next show on Fashion Week's tight schedge? Pedestrian.TV, the website at the epicentre of youth culture and Aussie lingo that no one over the age of 19 can understand, watched on from the sidelines and helped get the story out to the concerned masses. Send help. Image: snapchat / christian wilkins Some fashionistas handled it better than others. Image: snapchat / christian wilkins Why call for help when you can Snapchat? Image: snapchat / christian wilkins In good news for the future of hip local fashion brand Romance Was Born , the death trap experience ended when a a man climbed through the roof to save the fashion pack. And that, friends, is how to make yourself known at Fashion Week.
05/17/2016 - 10:02 PM
Brave supermodel Gigi Hadid dares to eat burger on TV
How to be a relatable supermodel 101: eat a burger on late-night TV. A choker-donning Gigi Hadid chatted with Jimmy Fallon Monday night about the search for the perfect NYC burger and then dared to eat one on camera — because Gigi is tearing down model stereotypes left and right. She also admitted to being really good at Blackjack thanks to Zayn Malik's tutelage. Mariah Carey bemoans the horrors of fluorescent lighting in first trailer for her E! series Silly woodpecker does not know how to peck wood 'Rocky Horror' live teaser debuts Laverne Cox as Frank-N-Furter Gigi Hadid takes casual game of Catchphrase very seriously
05/17/2016 - 12:45 PM
Mabel the pug is New York City's greatest fashionista
Sun's out, tongues out. Mabel is an itty bitty pug residing in New York City. She is also the queen of Instagram with her many fashionable outfits. The pretty lady also always has her best accessory prominently displayed: her tongue. SEE ALSO: A NYFW interview with Luella, the 'Fashion Frenchie' "We love clothes so it became natural that our little pug would join the club," owner Lauren Rothberg told Mashable. Most of Mabel's clothes come from Dog & Co and all of them look perfect on her. Since she was a puppy, Mabel has been donning fashionable outfits. At this point, she is completely used to them. "Mabel runs and gets her clothes changed every day," Rothberg explained. "It's just part of her routine." And what an adorable routine it is.
05/13/2016 - 11:45 AM
International Modest Fashion Week takes off in Turkey
ISTANBUL (AP) — Spring colors, breezy fabrics, high necklines and long hemlines: The International Modest Fashion Week opened Friday in Istanbul as Turkey sought to be seen as a creative hotspot for conservative wear around the world.
05/13/2016 - 06:36 AM
Ralph Lauren earnings fall in 4Q but beats forecasts
Ralph Lauren Corp.'s profit plunged in its fiscal fourth-quarter on lower sales and higher costs, but still topped Wall Street expectations. Shares of the upscale clothing company edged up 45 cents to ...
05/12/2016 - 10:27 AM
Inside Dior Parfums' Intimate Gala at Christian Dior's French Chateau
The extravagant event revealed a historic renovation of Christian Dior's stunning estate in the French countryside.
05/11/2016 - 12:00 AM
Toast the dog is your new favorite runway model
Toast, the Instagram-famous King Charles spaniel and puppy mill rescue, has proven her skills in the world of print modeling. So Mashable invited Toast to test her modeling skills where they really matter: On the runway. And after a long week of perfecting her walk in Manhattan, Toast and her sisters — Muppet and Underpants — take a long weekend out east. They've documented her summer adventures in her debut book, ToastHampton: How to Summer in Style . Adorable baby kangaroo gets soapy bath and blow dry 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' staffers read sweet, nonsensical texts from their moms Celebrate Mother's Day with a cute new video from Doug the Pug Nonverbal autistic YouTube talk show host welcomes her first guest, Channing Tatum
05/06/2016 - 08:00 AM
Kate Spade posts 1Q profit, sees strong online sales
Kate Spade moved to a profit in its first quarter, helped by strong online sales and solid demand in North America. The clothing, handbag and accessories company earned $11.6 million, or 9 cents per share, ...
05/04/2016 - 08:08 AM
Spend the summer in Italy with Dolce & Gabbana's new makeup collection
The collection tells the story of medieval knights and dames, traditions and the love of beauty. Inspired by the playful shades of the ambiance and citrus fruits of the Mediterranean, the collection is centered around bright, cheerful and sunny colors for the face, lips, eyes and nails. The Mediterranean Sea was the inspiration for The Perfect Mono Eyeshadow in Turquoise, while a cool Lemon shade references the zesty lemon trees found in the courtyards across Italy.
05/04/2016 - 06:13 AM
AI participated in designing this supermodel-worn dress at the Met Gala
Technology has officially infiltrated fashion, and last night’s star-studded Met Gala served as proof. The glamorous event, always known to set the fashion police’s tongues wagging, took on a very 21st-century theme on Monday, with guests offering their takes on this year’s theme — Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. Thoroughly embracing this modern marriage are IBM and Marchesa, who debuted a so-called “cognitive dress” on supermodel Karolina Kurkova. On my way! @marchesafashion #MetGala #emotionalintelligence #wearabletech @ibm #MetGala2016 pic.twitter.com/nyI6OR22wC — Karolina Kurkova (@karolinakurkova) May 2, 2016 Calling it a “first-of-its-kind garment with cognitive inspiration woven into every step of the creative process — from concept and R&D, to design, and finished product,” the dress comes from the combined atelier of fashion powerhouse Marchesa and none other than IBM’s Watson. Not only is this AI powering hotel concierges, giving us recipes, and tracking the Masters golf tournament, it’s now designing dresses as well. Who says you can’t do it all? “This all started when we learned about the Met Gala theme,” Ann Rubin, VP of branded content and global creative at IBM, told AdAge. “That is how we talk about Watson — using cognitive technology to help humans do things better.” The cognitive capabilities of the dress are contingent upon “a mix of Watson APIs, cognitive tools from IBM Research, solutions from Watson developer partner Inno360, and the creative vision from the Marchesa design team.” To design the gown, Marchesa chose five human emotions for its final creation to convey — joy, passion, excitement, encouragement, and curiosity. Then came IBM Research, who used their new cognitive color design tool to translate these emotions into various hues and image aesthetics. Related : Watch IBM’s Watson-powered robot bust a move — and sing Then, IBM explains, Watson came into play, suggesting “color palettes that were in line with Marchesa’s brand and the identified emotions, which [came] to life on the dress during the Met Gala.” Kurkova’s dress represents the latest in IBM Watson’s efforts to more seamlessly integrate its technology into everyday life (though in this case perhaps working from the top down). “The IBM and Marchesa collaboration is just one example of how cognitive computing is unlocking creativity and discovery,” reads a related IBM statement. “This underlying technology is enabling discoveries in industries far removed from fashion, such as pharmaceuticals, engineering, environmental and ecological exploration, and more. This collaboration provides a look at a not-so-distant future where cognitive technologies are intrinsic in everything we do and create.”
05/03/2016 - 01:07 PM
Yves Saint Laurent launches a road trip-inspired summer makeup collection
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté is launching a new summer makeup collection inspired by a road trip in the desert. Having given its spring collection a boho-chic vibe with its Boho Stones, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté is moving on to the theme of adventure with its Savage Escape makeup line. With this in mind, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté has created Sahariennes Bronzing Stones, a creamy powder which aims to naturally enhance your complexion.
05/02/2016 - 05:23 AM
Nicole Kidman is Wearing Alexander McQueen on the Met Gala 2016 Red Carpet
The star was striking in a caped gown on Monday at the Costume Institute.
05/02/2016 - 12:00 AM
Polo Ralph Lauren unveils US Olympic and Paralympic ceremony uniforms
The Olympic Committee and Polo Ralph Lauren have revealed the US team uniforms for the closing ceremony for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. For the closing ceremony, each participating country will have its own identifiable uniform, created by a home-grown brand.
04/28/2016 - 06:08 AM
Highlights from Bridal Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — From fairytale princess gowns to feathery mini-dresses, bold skinny trouser looks and showgirl sequins, Bridal Fashion Week had something for brides of every size, shape and style inclination.
04/27/2016 - 03:39 PM
Team U.S.A. Gets the Polo Ralph Lauren Treatment
Meanwhile, the Brits get Stella McCartney, the Swedes H&M and the French Lacoste.
04/27/2016 - 12:00 AM
Simon Rumley, Amanda Fuller Reteam for Thriller 'Fashionista' (Exclusive)
Ethan Embry ('Grace and Frankie'), 'Haven' star Eric Balfour and 'Starry Eyes' actress Alex Essoe also are in the movie.
04/26/2016 - 12:00 AM
Fashion Industry Mourns Prince's Death
"I will love and miss you forever," wrote designer Donatella Versace.
04/21/2016 - 03:05 PM
Marc Jacobs' Trippy Dance Party Banned "Drearies and Normals"
Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Mamie Gummer hit the NYC bash Tuesday night.
04/20/2016 - 12:00 AM
Italy's fashion industry signs deal to build ties with Iran
MILAN/PARIS (Reuters) - Italy on Wednesday became the first European country to take steps to help its fashion industry build a stronger presence in Iran following the lifting of Western sanctions. The two countries signed an agreement during a two-day visit by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi with a delegation of business leaders to increase trade between Italy and Iran and reinforce industrial cooperation. The deal was signed by the National Textiles and Fashion Association Sistema Moda Italia (SMI), which represents a sector worth more than 52 billion euros ($59 billion) in revenues, and its Iranian counterpart the Tehran Garment Union (TGU).
04/13/2016 - 02:21 PM
Finally, somewhere to store your Dom Perignon: Dolce & Gabbana’s $34k fridges
Smeg makes refrigerators you’d expect to find in a factory built by Willy Wonka. They’re bright and come in almost every color, as well as a variety of patterns. The company is also well known for its retro line of appliances, which you can find in pastels and bright red. They are a luxury brand with prices to match, but $34,140 (€30,000) is ultra-premium. That’s the price Smeg expects its Dolce & Gabbana refrigerators to sell for. The designers teamed up with the appliance maker to create 100 limited-edition hand-painted FAB28 refrigerators. “Every piece is unique, but they all tell a story consistent with our brand identity,” Dolce tells Vogue. “They might be kitchen appliances, but there’s something that is immediately identifiable as Dolce & Gabbana, from the Sicilian barrows to the Trinacria symbol to the marionettes to the Italian lemons and fruits.” Related: LG’s Signature fridge has a door you can automatically open with your foot We’ve heard of being a slave to fashion, but you’ll really need to commit your whole kitchen to these fridges, at least when it comes to incorporating them into your decor. Their decorative designs are full of medieval imagery and bring to mind an illuminated manuscript merged with a modern appliance. Smeg’s fridges are very pretty but slimmer than a lot of fridges U.S. consumers are used to, and you won’t find a lot of the features you’d expect on similarly priced competitors. For example, this $2,000 model sold at West Elm has a single crisper drawer and no ice dispenser. To put things in perspective, Samsung has a $5,000 fridge with a 21-inch touchscreen built into it. If you can’t afford $34,000 but really want to see the fridges, it’s probably cheaper to book a flight to Milan instead of buying one. They’ll be on display at the Salone del Mobile next week.
04/09/2016 - 12:05 PM
Dolce & Gabbana's Latest Collab Involves Refrigerators
File this under collaborations that surprised us: Dolce & Gabbana has partnered with Italian appliance company Smeg to design limited-edition FAB28 refrigerators that will feature hand-painted artwork.
04/07/2016 - 08:00 AM
Dolce and Gabbana launch refrigerator line with Smeg
Dolce and Gabbana have teamed up with Smeg to create a fashionable line of designer refrigerators. According to Vogue, the limited edition designs will be available in just 100 units, each of which will be hand painted, leaving every piece unique.
04/07/2016 - 07:43 AM
Anthony Vaccarello named creative director of Yves Saint Laurent
Belgian designer Anthony Vaccarello took over Monday as creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, three days after the departure of the hugely influential Hedi Slimane. After Slimane's rock star chic, 36-year-old Vaccarello will bring a sexy, leggy look which he has developed since he first came to fame with a collection inspired by the Hungarian-Italian porn actress turned politician la Cicciolina. Vaccarello's "modern, pure aesthetic is the perfect fit," YSL's CEO Francesca Bellettini said.
04/04/2016 - 05:04 PM
Yves Saint Laurent appoints Vaccarello as creative director
PARIS (AP) — The Yves Saint Laurent fashion house appointed Anthony Vaccarello as creative director of its clothing line on Monday, replacing the departing Hedi Slimane.
04/04/2016 - 03:23 PM
Amazon makes foray into fashion world
New York (AFP) - Amazon has been making moves over the past few months to position itself as a force in the ready-to-wear fashion world.
04/02/2016 - 01:15 PM
Yves Saint Laurent creative head Slimane quits
By Astrid Wendlandt PARIS (Reuters) - Hedi Slimane is stepping down as creative director of fashion brand Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) after four years in the job, parent luxury goods group Kering said on Friday. Kering, which gave no reason for Slimane's departure and did not say if he would receive a payoff, said a new creative organisation would be announced for the brand in due course. Some fashion industry observers said fashion designer Anthony Vaccarello could step into Slimane's shoes.
04/01/2016 - 12:20 PM
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