Judge narrows Bacon-Nygård defamation case tied to Bahamas fire
A New York judge has narrowed the scope of a $100 million defamation lawsuit filed by billionaire hedge fund manager Louis Bacon against Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygård, part of a bitter dispute over neighboring properties they own in the Bahamas. In a decision made public on Friday, Justice Cynthia Kern in State Supreme Court in Manhattan dismissed 105 of the 135 allegedly defamatory statements that formed the basis for Bacon's $100 million lawsuit in January, accusing Nygård of orchestrating an "obsessive" smear campaign. Bacon, the founder of Moore Capital Management, can continue to pursue the remaining defamation claims.
07/31/2015 - 06:31 PM
Kenzo Takada talks smoking, building a fashion empire and making people happy
The 76-year-old Japanese designer and founder of the luxury fashion and perfume house KENZO is glowing with vitality, but he admits he was addicted for decades. Calling on his old perfume prowess, Takada has designed four flavors based on berries, mint, peanut butter and toast (his favorite), set to launch globally in August. It is certainly a change from the bold, vibrant catwalk collections he became famous for in the 1970s, but then Takada has never been afraid of change.
07/31/2015 - 09:49 AM
Balenciaga confirms departure of designer Alexander Wang
French couture house Balenciaga on Friday confirmed it was parting ways with its American creative director Alexander Wang after nearly three years. "Balenciaga and Alexander Wang today announce their joint decision not to renew their contract beyond its initial term," Balenciaga and its holding company Kering said in a statement, confirming a report in the Women's Wear Daily fashion publication. "Alexander Wang will show his final collection for Spring/Summer 2016 womenswear on 2 October 2015 in Paris," Balenciaga said, adding a new creative director would be named "in due course".
07/31/2015 - 08:24 AM
Bright colors, patterns prevail at Colombiamoda fashion shows
Bold colors and patterned prints took over the catwalks of Colombiamoda 2015 in Medellin this week, where designers and brands showed off a plethora of creations. The Colombian city, a center for textiles and apparel, draws buyers nationally and from abroad for the three-day fashion event, made up of catwalk shows and trade exhibitions. Swimwear brand Luli Fama was among the first to kick off the runway shows on Tuesday, presenting bikinis and sarongs in bold colors and printed patterns.
07/30/2015 - 04:40 PM
Old friends reunite for Chloé's new Fall / Winter 15 campaign
Chloé is celebrating friendship this autumn with its new Fall-Winter 2015 campaign. The French fashion house is paying homage to its heritage with the campaign, referencing the time in 1952 when founder Gaby Aghion borrowed her friend's name to launch the brand. Starring friends and colleagues the Polish model Anja Rubik and German beauty Julia Stegner, who last featured in a Chloé ad together 10 years ago, the campaign sees the women walking arm-in-arm through the tree-lined alleys of the iconic Parisian Luxembourg gardens.
07/30/2015 - 01:46 PM
Kiesza collaborates with Bad Bunch NYC
Canadian singer-songwriter Kiesza is breaking into fashion, having signed on as guest creative designer for Bad Bunch NYC.
07/30/2015 - 11:16 AM
Alexander Wang set to leave Kering's Balenciaga: source
American fashion designer Alexander Wang is expected to leave the creative leadership of Kering's Balenciaga to focus on developing his eponymous brand, a source close to the matter said on Wednesday. The New-York based Alexander Wang brand, estimated to generate sales of around $100 million, just raised funds to finance its expansion and investors asked for Wang's increased commitment, the source said. Kering, which published forecast-beating half-year results this week helped by Gucci's rebound, said it was currently in contract negotiations with Wang but did not give details.
07/29/2015 - 04:18 PM
New Calvin Klein Jeans ad campaign inspired by sexting
"Hahah a light threesome never hurt anyone ☺ ☺ ☺" reads the text message illustration that accompanies a suggestive image of three young people as part of Calvin Klein Jeans's latest ad campaign, unveiled Wednesday.
07/29/2015 - 02:54 PM
New Saint Laurent campaign offers glimpse of new couture house
The latest campaign of the illustrious brand was shot in the new couture house of Yves Saint Laurent on Paris's Left Bank.
07/29/2015 - 09:15 AM
Alexander Wang, Balenciaga could be severing ties
Fashion designer Alexander Wang is reportedly parting ways with luxury clothing brand Balenciaga.
07/29/2015 - 08:31 AM
Fashion Icon Jane Birkin Wants Her Name Removed From ‘Cruel’ Crocodile Handbags
Victoria Beckham has one. Eva Longoria and Maria Shriver are devotees. Jane Birkin, the British-born singer and actor for whom the Hermès bag was named, has asked the manufacturer to remove her branding from all bags made of crocodile skin.
07/29/2015 - 09:05 PM
Dolce & Gabbana launches new 'Portofino' collection exclusively on Net-A-Porter
Inspired by the colors, landscapes and cobbled streets of the stunning Italian fishing village and resort, the capsule collection comprises dresses, playsuits, sweaters and skirts in tropical hues. Each piece acts as a canvas for reinterpretations of the region's landscapes, with dresses bearing paintings of the town's harbor area, a silk twill playsuit recreating the region's beautiful flora and fauna and a pair of crystal embellished wedge heels bearing images of its beach huts and bunting. Deep, rich colors saturate the entire collection, with the palette running on a baseline of rose pink and azul blue.
07/24/2015 - 08:07 AM
Style Notes: Tory Burch To Launch Athletic Line; New York Fashion Week: Men's Labeled a Success
The Thursday fashion buzz.
07/23/2015 - 04:00 AM
Karlie Kloss, the supermodel set to storm YouTube
The American dancer turned supermodel is not only winning over top fashion houses and cosmetics brands, recently adding Express, Versace and Joe Fresh to her portfolio. Now Karlie Kloss also looks poised for vlogger stardom as she launches her own YouTube channel titled Klossy. A veteran in the business at the tender age of 22, Karlie Kloss has been headed for the summit of success since the age of 15 and, as of January, had become one of the most sought after models in the world.
07/22/2015 - 03:40 PM
Fakes cost EU fashion industry 26 bn euros annually
Paris (AFP) - Counterfeits are worth nearly 10 percent of the clothes, shoes and accessories sold in the EU, taking away over 26 billion euros ($28 billion) in business, according to a study released Tuesday.
07/21/2015 - 06:03 PM
Sweet designs: Kate Spade's next handbag collection a collaboration with NY bake shop
American label Kate Spade is hoping to make cupcakes fashionable again, with the launch of a new dessert-inspired collection in partnership with the most famous cupcake bakery in New York. In collaboration with Magnolia Bakery, the American fashion house will be launching an accessories collection in the fall that will include a cupcake box tote, banana pudding crossbody bag, illustrated tote and cookbook clutch, reports WWD.
07/21/2015 - 03:02 PM
Kate Spade's Expansion to Include Baby, Home and Fitness Collections
Oh, and cupcakes.
07/20/2015 - 04:00 AM
From clean-cut to rock, New York wraps up first menswear fashion week
New York's debut fashion week for menswear wrapped up on Thursday after four days of catwalk shows and presentations of designers' offerings for next spring. Ralph Lauren was among the last to present his Polo line for spring/summer 2016, showcasing a mix of suits and casual wear. Posing at the American fashion house's Manhattan showroom, models wore clean-cut tan, grey and navy suits matched with loafers, with double-breasted cuts on office as well as evening jackets.
07/17/2015 - 12:02 PM
New York Fashion Week Men's: the highlights
New York's inaugural men's fashion week has left town after four days of shows dedicated solely to slick style for the boys.
07/17/2015 - 11:28 AM
First New York men's fashion week wraps up
New York's first men's fashion week wrapped up, with designers hailing the new four-day showcase as an effective platform to reach clients in a quickly growing market. John Varvatos sent rock-and-roll dandies from the 1970s down the runway in the final show of the week, which saw about 50 labels offer colorful, relaxed and eclectic looks for spring/summer 2016. Big-name labels Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors and Calvin Klein joined forces with up-and-coming designers Michael Bastian, Tim Coppens and Public School for an exciting week.
07/17/2015 - 06:11 AM
Why a Victoria’s Secret Supermodel Is Fighting for a Polio-Free World
Isabeli Fontana’s face is no stranger to national campaigns ranging from Victoria’s Secret to L’Oréal—there’s a reason she’s on Forbes’ "World's Top-Earning Models" list—but she’s also the face of the cause she says matters to her the most: polio vaccination. The supermodel was tapped by Rotary International two years ago to become an ambassador for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and traveled to India this past spring to see the program in action. Rotary also held its annual convention in São Paulo last month, where Fontana was a keynote speaker on the issue.
07/16/2015 - 07:05 PM
Katy Perry secures fashion icon status with H&M holiday campaign
Katy Perry has bagged herself another major fashion campaign -- this time as the festive face of H&M. The US pop star has been revealed as the star of the store's 2015 holiday campaign and is set to feature in a global TV and print ad series which the brand promises will be "full of joy and togetherness for the holidays". "H&M was one of the places where I first began cultivating my personal style," the global sensation says.
07/16/2015 - 01:26 PM
Michael Kors goes old-school intimate for fashion week salon
NEW YORK (AP) — It's the men's turn.
07/15/2015 - 11:21 PM
Fall makeup: Yves Saint Laurent gives us a metal-rock aura from our head to our fingertips
Yves Saint Laurent Beauty presents its new fall 2015 makeup line entitled "Pretty Metal." Rock-inspired and neo-grunge, all products from the collection will be available from August 26. Following the playful and warm Moroccan hues chosen for summer 2015 by Lloyd Simmonds, artistic makeup director at YSL Beauty, the luxury house is introducing a much edgier style. To get the look of the season, YSL introduces Couture Metal Manicure -- stickers in Grunge Sequins featuring the iconic fashion house logo or Crystal Studs embellished with metallic gems.
07/15/2015 - 03:56 PM
Crisp tailoring and identity parades at first NY men's fashion week
More than 50 designers are showcasing their looks for next spring at the four-day event -- New York Fashion Week: Men's -- a debut for the city which previously mixed menswear shows with the bigger and twice-yearly women's catwalk runs. New York-based designer duo Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow's Public School opted for police line-ups to present their mostly black, white and dark blue spring-summer 2016 collection on Tuesday.
07/15/2015 - 12:39 PM
Menswear claims the spotlight at NY Men's Fashion Week
It's the men's turn. New York Fashion Week has always celebrated the glamour of women's fashion, but has relegated menswear to a supporting role. This week, building on a growing public appetite for men's ...
07/15/2015 - 11:12 AM
Pakistan court grants bails to supermodel held for smuggling cash
By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani court granted bail on Tuesday to a supermodel jailed for four months on charges of attempting to smuggle out of the country more than half a million dollars in cash, her lawyer said. Ayyan Ali's famous grey eyes have fronted campaigns for designer clothes, ice-cream and mobile phones. By law, no more than $10,000 in cash may be taken out of Pakistan.
07/14/2015 - 11:53 AM
Men's wear takes off on its own at new New York fashion week
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Men's wear finally grabs the spotlight on the biggest U.S. fashion runways on Monday, as New York City catches up to other global design capitals already giving men's styles their due. The four-day event by the Council of Fashion Designers of America is the New York debut of Fashion Week: Men's. Until now, men's wear shows traditionally have been mixed in with hundreds of women's shows in twice-a-year events in the city. "We all felt for years that we took a backseat to the women's business," said Kevin Harter, vice president of fashion for men's and home at Bloomingdale's department stores.
07/13/2015 - 07:29 PM
New York Fashion Week Gets a New Logo
"We want to bring across the message that New York Fashion Week is connected to the entire fashion community and industry," says Steven Kolb, CEO of CFDA, of the orange and blue design.
07/13/2015 - 04:00 AM
10 Instagram Accounts to Follow During New York Fashion Week: Men's
It's like #MCM, but all week long.
07/13/2015 - 04:00 AM
New York launches its first men's fashion week
New York plays catch up with Europe in launching its first men's fashion week Monday, a four-day showcase for US spring/summer 2016 collections in an rapidly expanding market. Big-name labels Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors and Polo Ralph Lauren will rub shoulders with the up-and-coming such as Public School, Thom Browne, Michael Bastian and Rag and Bone. The menswear market is champing at the bit for recognition after being drowned out for years by the twice-yearly fashion weeks in the Big Apple, which feature hundreds and hundreds of womenswear shows.
07/12/2015 - 02:22 AM
Fashion designer to the stars dead at 57
Los Angeles (AFP) - French fashion designer Christian Audigier, who made his fortune with "street wear" which became a hit with celebrities including Madonna and Kim Kardashian, has died in Los Angeles aged 57.
07/10/2015 - 09:38 PM
UK pays homage to Yves Saint Laurent with 'Style is Eternal'
Yves Saint Laurent is the focus of the fashion world this week with the opening of a UK exhibition focusing on his work and life. "Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal" will highlight the famous French fashion designer's vision and its lasting influence on modern womenswear. The exhibition, which will take place at The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, County Durham, is the first Saint Laurent retrospective to come to the UK.
07/10/2015 - 12:31 PM
Nothing as it seems at Paris fashion week
With 3D-printed jackets, medieval capes and boys dressed as girls, the designers of Paris's haute couture shows kept the glitterati guessing this week as they presented their fantastical vision of autumn and winter trends. The painstakingly handcrafted creations are only for a very select few, until touches of their creator's inspiration filter down through the fashion industry and into the wardrobes of the masses. One thing is certain at fashion week: there will be stars and socialites.
07/10/2015 - 09:26 AM
When Supermodel Beverly Johnson Changed History
Beverly Johnson and the entry of Black women into the pantheon of pretty ended up being pretty political, both then and now.
07/10/2015 - 08:00 AM
Menswear aims for attention at first NY Men's Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — Ladies, step aside — just a little. The men are craving a bit of the spotlight.
07/09/2015 - 08:42 PM
Dolce & Gabbana completes its 'Velvet' collection with two new scents
Velvet Mimosa Bloom and Velvet Exotic Leather will be available for purchase from Dolce & Gabbana stores, as well as certain retailers such as Sephora, in September. Dolce & Gabbana's Velvet line will welcome two newcomers in the fall, both directly inspired by the iconic fashion designers' past. An homage to feminine sensuality, allure and beauty, Velvet Mimosa Bloom brings heady notes of mimosa absolute harmoniously blended with narcissus absolute and violet leaves.
07/09/2015 - 10:26 AM
Dolce & Gabbana launches new fall makeup collection
Dolce & Gabbana has launched its fall makeup collection, inspired by the AW15 catwalk. The Italian fashion house has based the "#dglovesfall" beauty series around duos of pinks and reds, joined by warm, enveloping shades of brown and natural golden hues. It also features splashes of brighter and more vivid colors such as purple, yellow and blue, inspired by the children's drawings that featured on the dresses of the clothing collection.
07/08/2015 - 11:12 AM
Lady Gaga's stylist to show at New York Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Maxwell, Lady Gaga's longtime stylist and a designer in his own right, will show his first full ready-to-wear collection at New York Fashion Week in September.
07/07/2015 - 09:45 PM
Lena Hoschek opens Berlin Fashion Week with Provence-inspired line
Berlin Fashion Week kicked off on Tuesday with Austrian designer Lena Hoschek presenting a spring/summer 2016 collection inspired by an old patterned fabric she once found in Provence. Models strutted down the catwalk in over the knee summer dresses and patterned skirts accessorized with straw hats, light scarves or floral crowns. Off the shoulder white tops or shirts were tucked into floaty red or blue skirts while light summer dresses were tied at the waist with long ribbons.
07/07/2015 - 05:36 PM
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