Met Gala 2017 Theme Is Revealed
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art announced on Friday that the theme for its 2017 Costume Institute exhibition and gala will be "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons," reports Vogue. The upcoming show will be the first to make a living designer the sole subject of the Met's famous fashion exhibit since Yves Saint Laurent in 1983. "Rei Kawakubo is one of the most important and influential designers of the past forty years," said the Costume Institute's curator in charge, Andrew Bolton.
10/21/2016 - 08:44 AM
Okinawa fashion: new style for Japan's tropical islands
Okinawa, the Japanese archipelago home to thousands of US troops and popular with scuba divers, is looking beyond its beach resorts and World War II battle sites to bag a spot in high fashion. A two and a half hour flight from Tokyo and closer to Taiwan, Okinawa couldn't be more different from the Japanese capital, where the fashion set reach for tights and tailored jackets on even a balmy autumn day and look down their noses at homespun "resort wear". Both directors jetted into Tokyo for fashion week to meet buyers and journalists, but instead opted to stage their runway shows on Okinawa Island -- live streaming them online to reach a wider audience.
10/21/2016 - 06:34 AM
Fashion designer Richard Nicoll dies age 38
The designer died of a suspected heart attack in Sydney, Australia, on Friday. The London-born design grew up in Australia but later returned to London, where he based his namesake label. A well-known member of London's fashion community, Nicoll was a regular at London Fashion Week and saw his designs worn by a variety of high-profile celebrities.
10/21/2016 - 05:36 AM
Forget Paris, focus on Tokyo, Japan fashion told
Tokyo may be the style capital of Asia, but with South Korea and China snapping at its heels and Japan's most iconic brands rooted in Europe, the city is being urged to haul its fashion week into the big leagues. Tokyo Fashion Week kicked off its spring/summer 2017 season showcase on Monday with six days of events intended to promote 50 brands, a mixture of the established and the new. Tokyo Fashion Week attracts only 50,000 visitors -- just a quarter of the total number that attend New York's two annual fashion weeks, and also lagging behind London, Paris and Milan.
10/20/2016 - 11:29 AM
Ex-leper takes to Tokyo runway to fight stigma
At 83 Miyo Maki had never manicured her nails, thickened and deformed due to leprosy, a disease she was diagnosed with when she was just 10 years old. Later that day, she walked down the runway, wearing a white lace dress and basking in the limelight long denied to her and other leprosy patients because of an overwhelming stigma against the disease. "I think this show represents a step forward in the history of leprosy," she said.
10/20/2016 - 11:07 AM
Victoria Beckham to collaborate with Target
Due to touch down in stores in spring next year, Victoria Beckham for Target will reflect the essence of the designer's secondary, more playful line, Victoria, Victoria Beckham. Inspired by Beckham's own life and her experience as a mother, the 200+ collection will include a combination of original designs as well as shapes taken from some of the designer's iconic silhouettes. "Working with Target has been a really exciting process, and this partnership allows us to share the essence of Victoria, Victoria Beckham with more people than ever before," said Victoria Beckham, commenting on the news.
10/20/2016 - 05:37 AM
French label stops traffic with outdoor Tokyo catwalk
French label Koche made its Japan Fashion Week debut Wednesday, transforming part of Tokyo's famed Harajuku district into a catwalk -- stopping traffic to unveil street cool with a French twist. Paris-based designer Christelle Kocher brought her two-year old fashion house to the heart of Japanese youth culture, taking over a street lined with boutiques, which until shortly before the show had been bustling with teenage girls dressed in Japan's distinctive school uniforms. Kocher cast real people to personify the concept of street fashion, including a Japanese DJ, a photographer and a designer, in a high-energy show presenting more than 40 looks for summer and winter.
10/19/2016 - 12:04 PM
Donatella Versace to release a book on the luxury fashion house
Fashion designer Donatella Versace is to release a book detailing the history of her career and the Versace brand reports WWD. The 336-page tome will tell Donatella's story of the brand, starting from 1997 when she took over the artistic direction of Versace after the tragic murder of her brother and the brand's founder Gianni. The book has been written in collaboration with fashion curator and professor at the IUAV University of Venice, Maria Luisa Frisa, and W Magazine's director Stefano Tonchi.
10/19/2016 - 06:24 AM
Bollywood actress apologizes after Twitter outrage over 'refugee' t-shirt cover
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Popular Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra on Monday apologised for a glossy travel magazine cover after it sparked outrage with social media users accusing her of insensitivity towards refugees and migrants. The 34-year-old former Miss World is featured on the cover of the October edition of Condé Nast Traveller India wearing a white t-shirt with the words, "REFUGEE", "IMMIGRANT" and "OUTSIDER" crossed out in red -- leaving only the word "TRAVELLER". Condé Nast Traveller tweeted the cover photo on Oct. 7 with the tagline "Bold and fearless, @priyankachopra makes a statement on our 6th anniversary issue cover.
10/17/2016 - 08:52 PM
Japanese rocker's modern kimonos kick off fashion week in Tokyo
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese rock star and fashion designer Yoshiki kicked off the week-long Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo on Monday, taking to the stage to perform music as models strutted by on the runway in his futuristic kimono creations. Yoshiki, co-founder and drummer of rock band X Japan, played the piano and drums during the show for his brand Yoshikimono, which presented kimonos in metallic colors and leather in a modern twist to the traditional garment. Models also wore printed strapless dresses and see-through plastic tops. ...
10/17/2016 - 10:32 AM
This Afghan hound is destined to become an international supermodel
Some dogs are just destined for greatness. Meet Tea, a 5-year-old Afghan hound who's become something of an internet sensation in the past year. With her long silky locks, excellent posture and vacant stares, 'Tea' has everything it takes to become an international pup supermodel. SEE ALSO: 15 dogs that have no idea how to use the dog bed Just look at her. Tea lives in Sydney, Australia, with her owner, Luke Kavanagh. He knew she was beautiful, but he never quite expected Tea to become this popular. "Even our weekend walks draw a crowd. She pretends she doesn’t need the attention, but she definitely loves it, just like any supermodel," Kavanagh told The Daily Telegraph . A photo of Tea recently went viral and was shared over a million times. The dog has become a spokesman/barksman for Royal Canine and was recently featured in an ad campaign for Harriot and Hounds' dog perfume. As much as Tea is enjoying her newfound fame, her manager/owner Luke Kavanagh has been forced to turn down further offers from companies wanting to showcase the dog: "Her retirement is due to no other reason than I reached a point where showing (grooming and show day) was taking me away from spending time with my family and I want to prioritize them over campaigning my dog," Kavanagh told The Daily Telegraph . For now, we'll just have settle for these incredible, sadly non-pettable photographs. BONUS: Watch the latest 'Harry Potter,' 'Hamster Potter'
10/23/2016 - 10:55 AM
J-pop and sci-fi: outlandish shows at Tokyo Fashion Week
The Marc Jacobs of Japan, singing cats and models cloaked in armour: J-pop and science fiction transformed Tokyo Fashion Week spring/summer 2017 into a style fest unlike any other. In a world where fashion mines entertainment like never before, Japan's established and break-through labels pounced on musical hook-ups, street culture and animation to drive interest. Mikio Sakabe got the biggest applause of the week for his show in Miyashita Park, a last hurrah before it closes for renovations ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
10/23/2016 - 01:17 AM
UK-born fashion designer Richard Nicoll dies at 39
LONDON (AP) — Fashion designer Richard Nicoll has died of a suspected heart attack, his family said. He was 39.
10/21/2016 - 11:59 AM
Hillary Clinton Wears Fuchsia Ralph Lauren Gown to Alfred Smith Dinner
More Ralph, more fun.
10/21/2016 - 12:00 AM
Dolce & Gabbana Recruits Favorite Millennials for Spring Campaign
Including Hollywood offspring Rafferty Law and Gabriel Kane Day Lewis, as well as cool teens Cameron Dallas and Luka Sabbat.
10/20/2016 - 12:00 AM
Hillary Clinton Bookends Campaign With Another White Ralph Lauren Pantsuit
The Democratic nominee wore a similar white pantsuit by the designer when she accepted her party's nomination at the DNC back in July.
10/19/2016 - 12:00 AM
Hillary Clinton Dons White Ralph Lauren Pantsuit for Final Presidential Debate
The Democratic nominee wore a similar white pantsuit by the designer when she accepted her party's nomination at the DNC back in July.
10/19/2016 - 12:00 AM
Fashion World Turns Out in Force to Remember Photographer Bill Cunningham
Anna Wintour, Ralph Lauren, Naomi Campbell and others attended a Carnegie Hall memorial celebrating the life of the original 'street style' photographer.
10/18/2016 - 12:00 AM
Homegrown fashion industry bursts onto scene in Cuba
HAVANA (AP) — Like so much else in Cuba, shopping for clothes isn't easy.
10/17/2016 - 09:38 AM
Israeli fashionista's fantasy footwear finds famous fans
Israeli designer Kobi Levi's psychedelic shoes resemble everything from banana skins to sex acts, flamingos and stretching cats -- and they are all the rage among well-heeled stars like Lady Gaga. Dressed in a t-shirt and black jeans, he works out of a modest studio at his apartment in Israel's commercial capital Tel Aviv. The bizarre creation, which sells for $2,240 (1,949 euros) a pair, caught the imagination of actress Whoopi Goldberg, who wore them when she appeared with US President Barack Obama on talk show "The View" in 2012.
10/16/2016 - 11:41 PM
Two wounded in break-in at supermodel's California mansion
An intruder was shot and a security guard stabbed during a break-in at the Malibu mansion of supermodel Miranda Kerr, police and local media reported. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department described the Friday morning incident in a statement, but did not mention the home owner's name. Supermodel Kerr married Hollywood star Orlando Bloom in 2010 and gave birth to the couple's child the following year.
10/15/2016 - 04:37 AM
Parfums Christian Dior unveils film for fresh 'J'Adore' campaign, starring actress Charlize Theron
Parfums Christian Dior has released a fresh campaign film for its star fragrance "J'Adore", featuring its long-time Hollywood ambassador, US actress Charlize Theron. The 45-second clip, directed by iconic French photographer and filmmaker Jean-Baptiste Mondino and dubbed "The Absolute Femininity", opens to a twilight scene of sun-parched plains in lightning storm, with Theron bathing in the rain while her voiceover murmurs the words: "I touch the rain...". As the rain stops and sun rises in the next shot, Theron continues: "I look at the sun... and it says run", mirroring her words with actions, setting off across the sun-soaked plains, dressed in a gold gown and drenched from the storm.
10/13/2016 - 03:02 AM
HP Partners with Tommy Hilfiger, Juicy for 'Smarter' Watches
HP has just expanded its internet of things platform to power new "smarter" watches from several brands under the Movado umbrella, including Coach, Hugo Boss, Juicy Couture, Tommy Hilfiger and Scuderia Ferrari. Most of the watches, such as the Tommy Hilfiger model I checked out, include a hidden OLED display that lights up when you have an alert. The Juicy Couture model opts for an LED instead, so you just get a flashing light paired with haptic vibrations.
10/12/2016 - 07:30 PM
Benfica launch wedding dress collection
Heavily indebted Portuguese giants Benfica unveiled Tuesday a collection of wedding dresses which it will sell alongside other club items such as nappies and dog beds. The club put on display 24 wedding dresses, including several in red -- the team's colour -- at a fashion show at their Stadium of Light that included an appearance by the club's mascot, an eagle. The wedding dresses sell for up to 10,000 euros ($11,000).
10/11/2016 - 05:44 PM
Here comes ... Bridal Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — Here comes the ... march of the wedding gowns for Bridal Fashion Week.
10/11/2016 - 02:53 PM
Arab Fashion Week closes with Warhol-inspired designs
French-Lebanese designer Ingie Chalhoub has closed a busy Arab Fashion Week with a collection inspired by American pop art icon Andy Warhol. "My design is all about the Parisian chic woman who is travelling all over the world," Chalhoub told AFP after the show late Monday at a luxurious Dubai hotel. "This collection was mostly inspired by an exhibition I saw in Paris from Andy Warhol and as I'm very fond of him I wanted to take back his drawings and his paintings and to make out of them some fabrics and some designs," she said.
10/11/2016 - 07:10 AM
Accra fashion week fights for female empowerment
Reality star Kim Kardashian and singer Rihanna may have popularised the style overseas, but in conservative Ghana, African designers are hoping to use these racy looks to help young women challenge the traditional status quo. "Everyone should be able to express themselves and not be oppressed in any way," said designer Josefa Da Silva, an effervescent 29-year-old sporting a halo of ink-blue hair. Da Silva, a native of Cape Verde based in the United States, isn't afraid to make a statement with her designs.
10/10/2016 - 01:27 PM
Insta Eye: How THR's Style Editor Does Paris Fashion Week
The Hollywood Reporter style editor Carol McColgin takes us along for her PFW experience.
10/10/2016 - 12:00 AM
Saudi designers steal show at Dubai fashion week
Dubai (AFP) - From a mother and daughter duo hooked on denim to an art-inspired fashionista, female designers from ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia stole the limelight at Arab Fashion Week 2016 in Dubai.
10/09/2016 - 07:13 AM
Virtual catwalk: Microsoft’s Hololens used to demo lineup at London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week has played host to five Microsoft Hololens headsets, giving Martine Jarlaard the chance to show off her entire spring/summer 2017 collection, without a single garment in site.
10/07/2016 - 12:58 PM
Arab Fashion Week flaunts 'ready couture' in Dubai
Arab Fashion Week opened Thursday with hopes of establishing Dubai as a top destination for the "ready couture" genre and as a major fashion capital. It is the first time that a fashion week has been dedicated to the form, described by organisers as a blend of haute couture and ready-to-wear or pret-a-porter. In Paris, we celebrate high-end haute couture," said Jacob Abrian, the head of the Dubai-based Arab Fashion Council (AFC).
10/06/2016 - 06:13 PM
The five top trends at Paris fashion week
As a hugely eventful Paris fashion week -- overshadowed by the robbery of $10 million of Kim Kardashian's jewellery -- comes to an end on Wednesday, we sum up on the big catwalk trends:
10/05/2016 - 12:21 PM
The top five makeup trends from Paris Fashion Week
Paris Fashion Week has a reputation for being one of the boldest and most creative of all the fashion cities when it comes to catwalk makeup, and the Spring/Summer 2017 shows certainly lived up to this reputation. Holographic pink highlighter and doubled-up lashes were the key to the doll-like beauty look at Rihanna's Fenty x Puma, where the blusher was applied up to the temples using the 'draping' technique. Glitter lips caused a sensation at Fendi during Milan Fashion Week, and they showed up in Paris courtesy of Maison Margiela.
10/05/2016 - 11:47 AM
Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu: the Paris Fashion Week finale
Paris Fashion Week came to a close on Wednesday with strong shows from Louis Vuitton, Moncler Gamme Rouge and Miu Miu. Nicolas Ghesquière headlined the final day of the Spring/Summer 2017 shows with a collection of bias-cut dresses featuring cut-out details, super slim trousers and a color palette that riffed on 80s trends, featuring golden yellows and electric blues. Things took a turn for the patriotic at Moncler Gamme Rouge, where the tricolor pattern of the French flag was used to create sash belts and capes.
10/05/2016 - 11:26 AM
Chanel goes digital and Kenzo gets ready to party: Paris Fashion Week day 8
Paris Fashion Week waltzed into its penultimate day with artistic extravaganzas from Chanel, Kenzo and more. Here are some of the highlights.
10/05/2016 - 06:24 AM
Where 7 Hollywood Stylists Shop During Paris Fashion Week
The hottest stores in Paris — and designer items scored by Kim Kardashian's, Beyonce's and Hailey Baldwin's stylists.
10/05/2016 - 12:00 AM
Chanel debuts futuristic helmets in Paris fashion week
Spring 2017 might mark the beginning of some ultra-modern trends. On Tuesday, Chanel debuted its Spring/Summer 2017 collection, in which the label's classic tweed suits got a robotic update thanks to some truly futuristic accessories. SEE ALSO: Horrifying bejeweled crocs hit the runway at London Fashion Week #cocobot @chanelofficial @pascalbraultt #hairbysammcknight #karllagerfeld #chanel @djcori A photo posted by Sam McKnight© (@sammcknight1) on Oct 4, 2016 at 3:41am PDT For Paris Fashion Week, Karl Lagerfeld transformed Paris' Grand Palais into a futuristic data center, with stacked servers, multicolored wires and ethernet cables. The show opened with two models dressed in black and white suits and topped with futuristic helmets, collars, mittens and shin guards. Dubbed the Cocobot on Instagram, this robotic look transitioned quickly into throwback trends such as side ponytails, baseball caps and lots of peach blush. Intimacy & technology, humour & beauty @chanelofficial @karllagerfeld #cocobot @voguegermany #pfw #grandpalais A photo posted by Christiane Arp (@christianearpvogue) on Oct 4, 2016 at 2:59am PDT #DataCenterChanel #SpringSummer2017 #PFW A photo posted by CHANEL (@chanelofficial) on Oct 4, 2016 at 3:32am PDT Karl Lagerfeld more futuristic than ever! @Chanel #SS17 #défilé #pfw #finale # #chaneldatabase #futuristic #digital #robots #cocobots A photo posted by Nadine Dabboussi Kabbara (@daretoweardubai) on Oct 4, 2016 at 8:22am PDT
10/04/2016 - 06:04 PM
Chanel brings back the side ponytail at Paris Fashion Week
The theme might have been the digital age, but the beauty look at Chanel's Spring/Summer 2017 ready-to-wear show in Paris Tuesday was a nostalgic throwback. This was mainly achieved thanks to the hair -- Karl Lagerfeld's models strutted down the catwalk wearing their hair tied in low-slung side ponytails held in place with colorful hair elastics bearing charm forms of the brand's iconic 'C' logo. As well as calling to mind some of the best TV shows from the 1990s, the style also made space for a crucial accessory -- baseball caps worn chirpily sideways.
10/04/2016 - 12:52 PM
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