Miss Teen USA axes 'outdated' bikini competition
One of America's top beauty pageants has axed its swimsuit competition, ditching bikinis for sportswear to fend off years of complaints that parading in a bikini is sexist and demeaning. The Miss Universe Organization, which operates the pageant, said from now on contestants would be judged on athletic wear, in addition to the evening wear and personality competitions. "Miss Teen USA's transition to athletic wear reads as less exploitative and more focused on the importance of physical fitness for its younger participants," it said.
06/30/2016 - 02:03 AM
Adidas, Kanye West expand clothing, footwear partnership
Adidas doubled down on its business ties with rap star Kanye West on Wednesday, announcing a new line of footwear and accessories to be sold in dedicated shops. The Germany-based athletic wear giant said merchandise under the newly launched adidas + KANYE WEST label is an expansion of its existing YEEZY brand. "With adidas + KANYE WEST we are exploring new territories by opening up the sports world to Kanye's creativity," said Eric Liedtke, Adidas's chief managing officer, in a statement.
06/30/2016 - 01:38 AM
Landing with a bump? Germany's Rocket falls back to earth
By Emma Thomasson and Chijioke Ohuocha BERLIN/LAGOS (Reuters) - When German e-commerce investor Rocket Internet launched Jumia in 2012 as a would-be African Amazon, it was optimistic that a rapidly expanding middle class would quickly shift from street markets to shopping online. Four years on, falling sales for sites like Jumia and slower growth from Nigeria to Russia and Brazil is casting doubt on Rocket Internet's ambition to become the world's biggest Internet company outside the United States and China. The devaluation of Nigeria's naira last week is a new blow for Jumia, which now operates in more than 20 countries in Africa.
06/29/2016 - 01:11 PM
Rio 2016 Olympics: five fashion buys with a Brazilian flavor
The world will soon be gearing up for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, held August 5 to 21, 2016. The Organizing Committee for the Rio 2016 Olympics has teamed with the famous Brazilian footwear brand for a special collection of flip-flops in the colors and patterns of the upcoming Games. Swimwear brand Beliza has embraced the spirit of Rio 2016 with gusto this summer, creating an elastane triangle bikini top with yellow and green cups and gold elastic, matched with green briefs with gold elastic on the sides.
06/29/2016 - 10:49 AM
Steffy Argelich is the new face of Lancaster
This week the French leather goods brand announced Spanish model Steffy Argelich as the face of its autumn/winter 2016-2017 collection. Lancaster Paris is the latest brand to sign up this young model, starring her in the label's autumn/winter 2016-2017 campaign. Steffy Argelich rocked her 1970s style for photographer Guy Aroch, who has worked on all of the Lancaster brand's latest campaigns.
06/29/2016 - 07:36 AM
Moncler creates sea-themed collection with Off-White
Moncler and sportswear brand Off-White are collaborating on a menswear collection for this autumn.
06/29/2016 - 05:03 AM
Paris Haute Couture Week: final autumn/winter 2016-2017 show schedule
After the latest round of Paris menswear shows wrapped up Sunday, June 26, the fashion world will start gearing up for haute couture, with a week of catwalk shows running July 3 to 7 in the French capital. The finest in the country's tailoring and expertise will take center stage in various prestigious locations in the city.
06/28/2016 - 11:25 AM
Dior campaign stars Julia Nobis on the go
Australian model Julia Nobis stars in Dior's autumn/winter 2016-2017 campaign, stepping into the role of a modern woman on the go -- a busy, feminine and elegant figure with the "je ne sais quoi" that characterizes French chic. This rising star model is increasingly in-demand, lining up contracts with some of the biggest names in ready-to-wear and couture fashion, whether to walk the runways or pose in campaigns shot by internationally renowned photographers. After appearing in Dior's autumn/winter 2016-2017 show, it's no surprise to see her back again as the star of the new campaign.
06/28/2016 - 10:36 AM
Max Mara Group debuts two new brands
The Max Mara Group is launching two new womenswear fashion labels.
06/28/2016 - 07:37 AM
Puma to Dress New York City Ballet
Puma has teamed up with the New York City Ballet to act as the company’s official activewear partner.
06/27/2016 - 06:12 AM
Casual chic heralds the start of the Berlin Fashion Week
Dutch designer Erik Frenken kicked off Berlin Fashion Week on Tuesday with a collection inspired by Victorian fashion for label Avelon. Frenken told Reuters that his collection of striped shirt-dresses and skirts, breezy wrap-around blouses and platform sneakers harkened to a bygone era but also harnessed a contemporary vibe with effortless, clean, relaxed looks. "I started playing with these concepts, stripes and ruffles, giving the antique approach to pleating and ruffling and shapes, A-line shapes," Frenken said.
06/28/2016 - 03:57 PM
Four things we've learned from Paris men's fashion week
As the last of the Paris menswear collections go down runways Sunday, we survey the big themes of the week's fashion shows. String vests and braces have never looked so elegant as they did on the Dior runway, with designer Kris Van Assche cutting the skinhead aggression with the melancholic gothic whimsy of The Cure. Deconstructed cricket jumpers graced the Japanese label Facetasm's show and Walter Van Beirendonck embraced almost every sartorial icon of an eternal England from boating blazers to brogues and even Morris men folk dancers.
06/27/2016 - 04:57 AM
Hollywood and the Fashion World Mourn Fashion Photographer Bill Cunningham
Designers, models and New York Times colleagues pay tribute to the late photographer.
06/25/2016 - 12:00 AM
Brexit, not the clothes, are the talk of Paris Fashion Week
PARIS (AP) — The British vote to leave the European Union and not the clothes were the talk of the front row crowd at menswear shows in Paris on Friday.
06/24/2016 - 04:42 PM
Five top trends at Paris men's fashion week
Paris (AFP) - With Paris men's fashion week coming to a climax over the weekend, we pick out five of the main trends so far on the spring-summer catwalks:
06/24/2016 - 02:11 PM
Paris Fashion Week keeps it light and breezy on day two
Dries Van Noten clearly got the memo re: florals for spring, unveiling an intricate, botanical-themed SS17 menswear collection during Paris Fashion Week on Thursday.
06/24/2016 - 07:00 AM
Fashion Industry Reacts to Brexit Vote
"It's a tragedy," writes Vivienne Westwood.
06/24/2016 - 12:00 AM
Paris menswear: Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens and Issey Miyake take on Fashion Week
Designer Kim Jones revealed a collection steeped in widespread references to the continent, from Cape Town to Kenya. This was accompanied by punkish tartan checks, slick bomber jackets and safari-style tops, with slim trousers rolled just above the ankle keeping the look sharp and street.
06/23/2016 - 11:29 AM
Kendall Jenner morphs into 'goth goddess' for Marc Jacobs
NEW YORK (AP) — Kendall Jenner has turned herself into a "goth goddess" for fashion designer Marc Jacobs' new fall campaign.
06/23/2016 - 09:33 AM
What to look out for at Paris men's fashion week
With what seems like half of Europe's male population in football shirts for the Euro 2016 championships, Paris designers will try to lift the tone Wednesday with the start of men's fashion week. Nearly 50 fashion houses will unveil their spring and summer collections for 2017 in the French capital, which is also hosting some of the championships' top matches. Balenciaga is staging a men's fashion show for the first time in the history of the aristocratic label which dressed the queens of Spain, Belgium and Wallis Simpson, the divorcee who dreamed of being Queen of England.
06/22/2016 - 03:38 AM
CORRECTION: Marc Jacobs unveils Cara Delevingne and Marilyn Manson as latest Fall campaign stars
The trio are the latest models to be unveiled by the fashion designer, who has been drip-feeding glimpses of the campaign on social media over the past few weeks. The series of portraits features a cast including rapper Missy Elliott, musician St Vincent and actress Sissy Spacek, all of whom were captured by photographer David Sims.
06/21/2016 - 10:28 AM
Giorgio Armani sets a relaxed tone as he closes Milan fashion week
"A light, deconstructed silhouette is the result of a skillful redesign and re-tailoring process that creates a clear, natural image," the fashion house explained. Armani is far from alone in peddling the new elegant aesthetic in menswear -- on Monday evening Fendi debuted its springtime collection, which featured plenty of silk trousers, minimalistic blouson jackets and lightweight playsuits teamed with slider sandals or basic sneakers.
06/21/2016 - 10:16 AM
Marc Jacobs unveils Cara Delevingne and Marilyn Manson as latest Fall campaign stars
Cara Delevingne, Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson are among the smattering of celebrities handpicked by Marc Jacobs for his new Autumn / Winter 2016 campaign. The trio are the latest models to be unveiled by the fashion designer, who has been drip-feeding glimpses of the campaign on social media over the past few weeks. The series of portraits features a cast including rapper Missy Elliott, musician St Vincent and actress Sissy Spacek, all of whom were captured by photographer David Sims.
06/21/2016 - 06:34 AM
Jared Leto takes Gucci front row during Milan Fashion Week
MILAN (AP) — Street wear was trumping more formal looks during menswear previews for next spring and summer on the third day of Milan Fashion Week on Monday.
06/20/2016 - 03:55 PM
Emporio Armani and Gucci explore their possibilities at Milan menswear fashion week
Travel and identity were at the heart of the menswear Spring/Summer 2017 shows during Milan fashion week on Monday. Emporio Armani led the way with a spirited collection that focused on DNA and individuality, featuring giant fingerprint patterns that appeared on everything from t-shirts to jackets. The Italian designer also jazzed up his typically neutral color palette, and although the opening looks were a haze of sophisticated blues, greens and neutrals, the show also featured glimpses of postbox red and softer salmon pink.
06/20/2016 - 12:40 PM
Athleisure leads the way at Milan fashion week
As Milan fashion week heads into its penultimate day, we take a look at some of the trends emerging for Spring / Summer 2017 menswear so far. This was followed up by Philipp Plein's contribution, which blended all-American basketball attire with tailored leather shorts and sharp blazers. Salvatore Ferragamo melded "the spirit and attitude of the artist" with that of "the restless adventurer", resulting in a whimsical and imaginative show, while Dsquared2 cited "the quiet rebel" as one of the influencers for its artistic, androgynous glam rock collection.
06/20/2016 - 08:26 AM
Donald Duck Spotted at Gucci, and More You Missed From Men's Fashion Week Milan
Pret-a-Reporter's #MFW cheat sheet.
06/20/2016 - 12:00 AM
Dolce&Gabbana jazz things up with fashion cacophony
MILAN (AP) — Nothing stays the same in fashion, but this is over the top.
06/18/2016 - 05:29 PM
Five top fashion trends at Euro 2016
With star footballers now doubling as fashion icons -- led by Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo who has his own underwear label -- we pick out the top five trends at the Euro 2016 championships. The hairdresser responsible for French star Paul Pogba's spiral cockerel hairdo has been hired by the Portuguese squad to shave patterns on its stars' heads. The England legend said it was inspired by the psychopathic Travis Bickle character in the classic 1976 film "Taxi Driver".
06/17/2016 - 06:07 AM
Kendall Jenner Responds To Stephanie Seymour's 'Supermodel' Slam
Kendall Jenner is defending her supermodel status. "They are completely different than we were," Stephanie told Vanity Fair at the amfAR Inspiration Gala in New York City last week. Kendall took issue with Stephanie's remarks and decided to "stick up" for herself in her own words, telling fans that she is carving her own identity – not anyone else's.
06/16/2016 - 05:53 PM
Grace Wales Bonner wins LVMH Young Fashion Designer 2016
Grace Wales Bonner has been named the LVMH ‘Young Fashion Designer 2016' for her label Wales Bonner.
06/16/2016 - 11:55 AM
Dolce & Gabbana takes to the streets in new photojournalistic campaign
Dolce & Gabbana is bringing its fashion to the streets. The Italian fashion house has released the images for its Autumn/Winter 2016 campaign, with the everyday citizens of Naples taking on a starring role. The brand called in photojournalist Franco Pagetti to shoot the campaign in the historical center of the bustling Italian city, with the starring model Bianca Balti mixing with the town's residents as well as passers-by for a series of fascinating portraits.
06/15/2016 - 10:41 AM
Missy Elliott Stars in Marc Jacobs' Fall 2016 Campaign
The unique cast of characters in the designer's upcoming ads also includes Sissy Spacek.
06/15/2016 - 12:00 AM
Dolce & Gabbana Hires Italian News Photographer to Shoot Fall Campaign
It’s all going down in the charming cobbled streets of Naples, Italy.
06/14/2016 - 12:00 AM
Supermodel flies over active volcano in wingsuit for GoPro stunt
Shooting an active volcano with a drone? Boring. This model and professional jumper captured the lava of Villacarria in a wingsuit jump from 15,000 feet in the latest GoPro stunt.
06/13/2016 - 01:29 PM
Ralph Lauren to launch new fragrance collection inspired by the experience of travel
Ralph Lauren is set to launch a collection of 10 fragrances inspired by luxury travel reports WWD. The collection has been inspired by travel destinations, rather than just ingredients, with names conjuring glamorous and exotic locations including Riviera Dream, Legacy of English Elegance, Song of America, Portrait of New York, and Treasure of Safari.
06/13/2016 - 09:27 AM
How to Recreate Marc Jacobs Models' Crimped Hair for Real Life
Says hairstylist Aviva Perea of modernizing the '80s hairdo, which was spotted during Jacobs' Resort presentation: "Run some oil through the hair. It has to be shiny or it will look fried."
06/13/2016 - 12:00 AM
Men's fashion week opens with nod to British seaside
Topman Design went to the British seaside for its latest collection Friday, kicking off four days of men's fashion in London. J.W. Anderson, Christopher Kane, Barbour and some of Savile Row's top tailors are among those showing at this season's London Collections: Men, the twice yearly celebration of masculine style in the British capital. Topman Design, part of the Topshop high-street fashion stable, opened the event with a show featuring cropped sweaters in soft pinks or blues, washed denim jackets, boxy puffa jackets and jewelled white tracksuits.
06/10/2016 - 12:24 PM
Ralph Lauren hires CFO from rival luxury retailer Coach Inc
(Reuters) - Ralph Lauren Corp has appointed former Coach Inc executive Jane Nielsen as chief financial offer, two days after announcing a sweeping plan to lower costs and revive sales growth at the luxury fashion brand. Nielsen will replace Robert Madore, who has been the CFO since April 2015, Ralph Lauren said on Thursday. Ralph Lauren, which owns the Polo and Lauren brands, said on Tuesday it was cutting about 1,000 jobs and closing 50 stores.
06/09/2016 - 05:42 PM
Will Ralph Lauren’s turnaround strategy work?
In a terrible time for retail, can an iconic clothing brand come back?
06/09/2016 - 07:57 AM
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