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Lifestyle >> Fashion

Fashion update: the retailers getting on board with wearable tech

The Fitbit Alta family of "fashion-forward" fitness wristbandsAs technology advances inexorably, the domination of wearables seems increasingly inevitable. With tech brands such as Fitbit and Jawbone straining to streamline and polish their products in order to reposition themselves as stylish accessories, several retail brands are also embracing the strategy of incorporating connected items into their collections. This week British clothing giant Topshop unveiled the winner of its 'Top Pitch' competition, a wearable tech bootcamp program aimed at encouraging entrepreneurs and gaining exposure for them in the fashion industry.

08/24/2016 - 11:37 AM


Vyshyvanka: Ukraine's national costume conquers the catwalk

Women dressed in vyshyvankas, the traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirtFashionistas the world over are snatching up a must-have item for the "boho chic" look -- an embroidered blouse or dress that is, in fact, Ukraine's national costume and new symbol of unity. It is "this summer's most sought-after item of clothing", proclaimed the Times of London, while the New York Times advised readers to stock up on this "top of summer" fashion. The style came back out of the closet after Ukraine's 2014 pro-Western revolt pulled the ex-Soviet republic out of Russia's orbit and gave it a new sense of national pride.

08/24/2016 - 09:03 AM


Another blow for the luxury fashion cycle? Shoppers prefer 'see-now-buy-now' philosophy, research says

Burberry offered a glimpse of its debut 'see now buy now' collection last week.As uncertainty over the future of the traditional fashion cycle mounts, new research reveals shoppers are increasingly embracing a 'seasonless' style of purchasing. UK-based retail information company Verdict has shed some light from the findings of its June 2016 clothing survey, revealing that 85.6% of shoppers claim to prefer buying clothing that they can wear right away for the current weather, rather than purchasing ahead. Just over half (51.4%) of those surveyed said they do not like to buy clothing well in advance for the upcoming seasons.

08/24/2016 - 07:53 AM


Jenna Dewan Tatum becomes Danskin's latest brand ambassador

Jenna Dewan TatumJenna Dewan Tatum is the face of Danskin's fall ad campaign, reports Women's Wear Daily.

08/24/2016 - 05:58 AM


Could Alber Elbaz be set to take the reins at Oscar de la Renta?

Moroccan-born Israeli fashion designer Alber ElbazOscar de la Renta has allegedly got its eye on fashion designer Alber Elbaz as a potential Creative Director, following Peter Copping's departure from the brand in July. Moroccan-born Israeli designer Elbaz helmed the Parisian house of Lanvin for 14 years, before leaving the company in October 2015 due to reported tensions with its owner Shaw-Lan Wang. Rumors abounded that Elbaz was being lined up for the new Dior post, but they proved erroneous -- Dior relied on the expertise of its in-house design team until this July, when it appointed ex-Valentino designer Maria Grazia Chiuri as its head creative, and Elbaz has remained a free agent. Lanvin replaced him with the French designer Bouchra Jarrar.

08/23/2016 - 10:29 AM


Milan Fashion Week: spring/summer 2017 show schedule

Milan's Fashion Week will kick off on September 21, 2016.After New York (September 8-15) and London (September 16-20), Milan is all set to hold its Fashion Week with a planned schedule of 60 shows. Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Max Mara, Fendi, Prada, Moschino, Giorgio Armani, and Versace will unveil their collections for the spring and summer of 2017 at a host of innovatively-staged events.

08/23/2016 - 06:28 AM


Fashion: three designers to watch for this fall

Maria Grazia Chiuri will present her first collection for Dior at the next Paris Fashion Week.In 2015 and 2016, the fashion world appeared to be playing a game of musical chairs, ushering in radical changes and a variety of new perspectives for the major labels concerned. The first collections of some of these new designers will be presented in the course of the 2017 spring-summer shows to be held in Paris this September and October. Newly appointed as creative director for Dior, the Italian designer will present her first collection for the luxury brand on September 30.

08/23/2016 - 06:23 AM


Actress Lily James swaps corsets for perfume as Burberry model

Cast member Lily James poses at the European premiere of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" in Leicester SquareLONDON (Reuters) - British fashion brand Burberry has added another celebrity to its list of models - actress Lily James. The "Downton Abbey" and "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" star fronts a new advertising campaign for fragrance "My Burberry Black". Burberry, known for its trench coats, has previously cast Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne and Romeo Beckham, son of footballer David Beckham and his designer wife Victoria Beckham, in its adverts. (Reporting By Reuters Television)

08/22/2016 - 12:02 PM


Vivienne Westwood set to merge menswear and womenswear lines in London

Vivienne Westwood and Andreas KronthalerVivienne Westwood has announced plans to fuse her womenswear and menswear lines under a single label. The grande dame of British fashion has announced she will present her Autumn/Winter 2017/18 collection in one show in January 2017, as part of London Fashion Week Men's. The move effectively puts an end to the practice of showing her womenswear line, formally known as the 'Red Label', and her menswear line, formally known as the 'MAN Label', separately, in London and Milan respectively. The two lines will now sit together under the name 'Vivienne Westwood'.

08/22/2016 - 11:52 AM


Eager fans line up for Kanye West's 'Pablo' clothing

A shopper shows her "The Life of Pablo" merchandise to NYPD officers after visiting a pop up store featuring fashion by Kanye West in Manhattan, New York(Reuters) - Rapper and fashion designer Kanye West is turning his tour merchandise into high-demand fashion, and eager fans lined up on Friday to be among the first to get their hands on the limited-edition "Life of Pablo" clothing. West fan Perriante Biffle showed off his new long sleeve white t-shirt printed with the 'New York' location and song lyrics.

08/19/2016 - 07:20 PM


Fashion to Play Second Fiddle to Fun at Tommy Hilfiger's NYFW Show
Ferris wheels and carnival games and Gigi Hadid, oh my!
08/23/2016 - 12:00 AM


Swimming - Speedo, Ralph Lauren drop Lochte after Rio scandal

Swimming - Speedo, Ralph Lauren drop Lochte after Rio scandal- Embattled star Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte lost two major endorsement deals following his false claim he had been robbed at gunpoint in Rio, with Speedo and Ralph Lauren pulling the plug. Both the global swimwear brand and the US fashion label said they were ending their relationships with the 32-year-old Lochte as his actions had not reflected the "values" they wish to promote. Lochte claimed he and three of his teammates -- all of them gold medal winners in Rio -- were mugged by robbers pretending to be police after a night out, but the story was quickly discredited by other witness testimony and surveillance video.

08/22/2016 - 03:09 PM


The Ryan Lochte Fallout Continues As Speedo And Ralph Lauren End Their Sponsorship

The Ryan Lochte Fallout Continues As Speedo And Ralph Lauren End Their SponsorshipRyan Lochte is plum out of luck when it comes to his sponsorship deal with Speedo, as the banana hammock company announced Monday that they will no longer support the swimmer after his shenanigans at the Rio Olympics. You now think of Speedo as the socially conscious company and not just the company that makes taking your kids to the beach an uncomfortable endeavor. NBC News looked at all of Lochte’s sponsorships and should they all drop him, he could lose millions of dollars, which is a shocking figure for those of us that only think about Lochte for one week every four years.

08/22/2016 - 12:49 PM


Marc Jacobs kick starts men's beauty trend for 'male polish'

A photo from Marc Jacobs' Instagram.Back in March, Marc Jacobs uploaded a photo of himself to Instagram enjoying a cigarette break while simultaneously showing off a set of dark purple nails.

08/22/2016 - 09:38 AM


Ryan Lochte Dropped by Ralph Lauren, Speedo After Rio Debacle
Speedo is canceling its sponsorship after more than ten years with the Olympian.
08/22/2016 - 12:00 AM


Ryan Lochte Dropped by Ralph Lauren, Speedo, Others After Rio Debacle
Speedo canceled its sponsorship after more than 10 years with the Olympian.
08/22/2016 - 12:00 AM


London Fashion Week: spring/summer 2017 show schedule

London's upcoming week of ready-to-wear shows sees Burberry present its first "see now, buy now" collection.Straight after New York (September 8 to 15), the fashion world will be heading to the British capital where London Fashion Week sees the next round of spring/summer 2017 collection previews, with shows from the likes of Paul Smith, Charlotte Olympia, J.W. Anderson, Topshop Unique, Mulberry and Christopher Kane.

08/19/2016 - 07:05 AM


New York Fashion Week: spring/summer 2017 show schedule

New York Fashion Week runs September 8 to 15, 2016, showcasing spring/summer 2017 collections.After menswear in June and haute couture in July, the fashion world is gearing up for the next round of women's ready-to-wear shows in September. The upcoming Fashion Month kicks off in New York on September 8, previewing spring/summer 2017 collections and showing the first signs of major changes currently shaking up the industry, with mixed collections on the agenda and designs heading straight from the runway to stores.

08/19/2016 - 06:59 AM


Was 'Iceman Otzi' a Copper Age fashionista?

The mummy of an iceman named Otzi, discovered in 1991 in the Italian Schnal Valley glacier, is displayed at the Archaeological Museum of Bolzano on February 28, 2011The 5,300-year-old Alpine mummy known as the Tyrolean Iceman died wearing leather clothes and accessories harvested from no less than five wild or domesticated species, a DNA analysis published Thursday revealed. Frozen solid after being fatally wounded by an arrow in the back, the brown-eyed, Copper Age nomad, nicknamed "Otzi", was discovered in 1991 in the Otztal Alps between Italy and Austria. A team led by Niall O'Sullivan, a researcher at the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman in Italy (and University College Dublin), put nine samples from Otzi's leather accoutrements under the microscope to determine their origin.

08/18/2016 - 12:32 PM


Brutally honest eBay post for wedding dress prompts surprising outcome

Brutally honest eBay post for wedding dress prompts surprising outcomeThis is the terrible situation Samantha Wragg of Chesterfield, UK,  is facing. While her dress might have originally cost £2,000, it’s looking like Wragg is set to make one mighty profit from her misfortune.

08/18/2016 - 09:01 AM


Tommy Hilfiger previews Gigi Hadid collaboration, landing September

Gigi Hadid models one of the looks from the "TommyXGigi" collection.The eagerly awaited "TommyXGigi" capsule collection is now online to see at The fruit of a collaboration between the American fashion label and the star model, the collection has a sailor-chic vibe, with a multitude of details that nod to a life on the waves. This first sportswear chic collaboration is due to go on sale from September 1.

08/16/2016 - 08:57 AM


Gigi Hadid's Tommy Hilfiger Lookbook Is Here
Nautical and nice.
08/15/2016 - 12:00 AM


Changes at Ralph Lauren come at cost investors are OK with

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2015 file photo, designer Ralph Lauren, right, poses in his office with Stefan Larsson in New York. Ralph Lauren swung to a first-quarter loss after the company spent heavily to turn itself around, but the damage was not as bad as many had expected and its shares were the biggest gainers Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 on the Standard & Poor’s 500. Just months after taking over as CEO for founder Ralph Lauren late last year, Larsson initiated significant changes. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)NEW YORK (AP) — Ralph Lauren swung to a first-quarter loss as it spends heavily to turn itself around, but the damage was not as bad as many had expected and its shares rose faster than any other Wednesday on the Standard & Poor's 500.

08/10/2016 - 05:11 PM


Jourdan Dunn cast in latest Kate Spade New York campaign

Jourdan Dunn features in the Kate Spade New York fall campaign.The luxury fashion and accessories brand has enlisted a number of talented personalities from different backgrounds to front its fall 2016 campaign. For its fall 2016 campaign, Kate Spade New York has called on not one but several muses from the world of arts and entertainment. Shot in a New York studio by photographer Emma Summerton, the campaign is fronted by the British model Jourdan Dunn, the actresses and singers Zosia Mamet and Bernadette Peters, the New York City Ballet choreographer and dancer Justin Peck, the dancer Xin Ying, the playwright John Guare, and twins Elise and Juliette Marold.

08/10/2016 - 12:47 PM


Ralph Lauren reports 1Q loss
The New York-based company said it had a loss of 27 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs, were $1.06 per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate ...
08/10/2016 - 08:09 AM


Fashion Designer for Ivanka Trump's Line Says Team Doesn't Get Paid Maternity Leave

Fashion Designer for Ivanka Trump's Line Says Team Doesn't Get Paid Maternity LeaveThe claim seems to contradict the designer's speech that her father would support working mothers.

08/08/2016 - 12:00 AM


Fitbit, Etsy and Zagg surge, Kate Spade and Crocs tumble
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday: Fitbit Inc., up $1.77 to $14.93 The fitness tracker maker's stock rebounded from steep losses over the last year after it reported strong ...
08/03/2016 - 04:46 PM


Supermodel, dancers to lead Rio Olympics opening ceremony show

Gisele Bundchen's role was mired in controversy this week when her scene in the dress rehearsal appeared to show an attempted muggingSupermodel Gisele Bundchen, transgender beauty Lea T, samba dancers and possibly football great Pele in a star role will embody Brazil's multicolor glory at the Olympic opening ceremony Friday. Rio has a hard act to follow after London 2012's alternately humorous and jaw-droppingly sophisticated version. This opening ceremony, held in a country suffering its deepest recession in almost a century, will be more modest.

08/03/2016 - 02:46 PM


Kate Spade misses 2Q profit forecasts
The New York-based company said it had net income of 21 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains and to account for discontinued operations, came to 11 cents per share. The results did not ...
08/03/2016 - 08:02 AM


Supermodel, dancers to lead Rio opening ceremony show

Brazilian musicians Caetano Veloso (L) and Gilberto Gil will feature in the Rio Olympics opening ceremony.Supermodel Gisele Bundchen, trailblazing transgender beauty Lea T and carnival dancers will show off Brazil in its multicolor glory at the Olympic opening ceremony Friday. Rio has a hard act to follow after London 2012's alternately humorous and jaw-droppingly sophisticated version. This opening ceremony, held in a country suffering its deepest recession in almost a century, will be more modest.

08/03/2016 - 04:18 AM


The World's First Supermodel and Her Lunatic Husband

The World's First Supermodel and Her Lunatic HusbandThe world's first supermodel was famous not only for her delicate features but also for a murder that rocked America.

08/03/2016 - 04:00 AM


Style Notes: Cara Delevingne Covers Two September Issues; Kate Spade Shares Fall
In case you missed it.
08/03/2016 - 12:00 AM


K-Cup Couture: Fashion designer uses 500 Keurig pods to make wedding dress

K-Cup Couture: Fashion designer uses 500 Keurig pods to make wedding dressIf you watch ABC7 Eyewitness News regularly, or follow Entertainment Guru George Pennacchio on Facebook, you probably know his wife, Erin, makes his vests, pocket squares and the occasional tie.

08/02/2016 - 03:22 AM


Ralph Lauren Revealed as Designer of Hillary Clinton's Historic White Pantsuit
Ending speculation, Ralph Lauren confirmed he designed the suit Clinton wore to accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.
07/31/2016 - 12:00 AM


Paul Feig Brings 'Supermodel Snowpocalypse' to Paramount (Exclusive)
Feig will produce the adaptation with his Feigco banner partner Jessie Henderson.
07/26/2016 - 12:00 AM


LVMH selling Donna Karan brand to US group G-III Apparel

FILE - In this Monday, June 6, 2016 file photo, winner of the CFDA Founders Award, Donna Karan, poses at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom, in New York. French luxury giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton is selling its Donna Karan and DKNY clothing brands to U.S. group G-III Apparel in a $650 million deal. According to the transaction announced Monday, July 25, 2016 that G-III will acquire Donna Karan International, Inc., in late 2016 or early 2017. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)PARIS (AP) — French luxury giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton is selling its Donna Karan and DKNY clothing brands to U.S. group G-III Apparel in a $650 million deal.

07/25/2016 - 10:22 AM


Donna Karan heading back to NYC

Designer Donna Karan shot to success with her own line of versatile clothing that allowed women to create a wardrobe from a handful of interchangeable itemsFrench luxury group LVMH said Monday it had sold ready-to-wear group Donna Karan International to US clothing manufacturer G-III Apparel in a transaction that values the company at $650 million (592 million euros). The move will see ownership of the Donna Karan and DKNY brands return to New York where they were launched by the US designer in the 1980s. "Donna Karan International is an iconic global fashion company," said Morris Goldfarb, chief executive of G-III, which owns the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger labels.

07/25/2016 - 05:00 AM


British Fashion Council releases provisional London Fashion Week schedule

Creations during the Burberry Prorsum catwalk show at the Autumn / Winter 2016 London Fashion WeekThe British Fashion Council has unveiled provisional schedule for September's London Fashion Week, with some slight changes to the usual lineup.

07/21/2016 - 11:14 AM


Gigi Hadid gets playful for new Tommy Hilfiger campaign 'The Girl'

THE GIRL by Tommy Hilfiger, new eau de toilette and campaign featuring Gigi HadidTommy Hilfiger has released the campaign images for its latest fragrance "The Girl," starring Gigi Hadid. The US designer teamed up with the supermodel and Tommy Hilfiger ambassador and put her all-American appeal to good use for the campaign, which celebrates the house's brand new eau de toilette scent. Inspired by what he terms Hadid's "free-spirited and magnetic" personality, the fragrance features opening notes of green pear, violet leaf and green fig leaves before moving to the heart of velvety jasmine petals and silky muguet, finished by hints of cedarwood and cashmeran.

07/19/2016 - 11:59 AM



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