Too young? Teenage model spurs age debate in fashion
By Johnny Cotton and Marie-Louise Gumuchian PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - Amid the chaotic last minute rush typical of a catwalk show, a teenager sits quietly backstage as a hairdresser styles her. Living a life many young girls around the world dream of, Sofia Mechetner is opening the Paris fashion show of one of the world's most famous labels, Dior.
10/08/2015 - 06:35 PM
Paris Modes TV's Sophie de Champsavin and Natalia Grgona: 'Sheer fabrics were everywhere at Paris Fashion Week'
As fashion week came to a close in Paris, Paris Modes TV journalists Sophie de Champsavin and Natalia Grgona took a moment to share their impressions on the season's runway presentations, upcoming trends and the top models to follow. What are the top trends as seen at Paris Fashion Week? Lingerie styling made an appearance through an elaborately crafted slip dress featuring embroidery and sequins at Saint Laurent, a much more delicate, pared-down and minimalist version at Dior, sensual and lacy at Chloé and Céline and sporty at Stella McCartney and Kenzo.
10/08/2015 - 02:22 PM
New collection by H&M design winner Ximon Lee to hit stores Oct. 22
The winner of the H&M Design Award, Ximon Lee, will debut a collection of eight unisex pieces that show off a signature style highlighting form, structure, volume and textures starting next month. Lee is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design and the first menswear designer to take the award.
10/08/2015 - 08:00 AM
InStyle, Jaunt VR target fashion audience with virtual reality cover
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As makers of virtual reality content get ready to enter the mass market next year, one company is hoping to appeal to a broader audience outside of the tech set by harnessing fashion magazine InStyle's young female demographic. Jaunt VR, which creates 360-degree virtual reality experiences, teamed up with Time Inc's InStyle to film its November issue cover shoot with actress Drew Barrymore. InStyle's audience is "not the normal expected crowd people would think for VR," Scott Broock, Jaunt VR's vice president of content, told Reuters.
10/08/2015 - 05:46 AM
Louis Vuitton's spring biker chick wraps Paris Fashion Week
PARIS (Reuters) - Louis Vuitton presented a futuristic look rich in leather and metallics on Wednesday, offering colored biker jackets and shiny dresses as the luxury French label wrapped Paris Fashion Week. Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere, who has led a renaissance of the brand known for its monogrammed leather bags, started the show with a bubble gum pink biker jacket worn with a patterned black skirt and chunky black flatform sandals. The jacket then took on different looks -- painted with rainbow colors, printed with the Vuitton monogram or military style. ...
10/07/2015 - 05:34 PM
Petticoats and gingham get the grown-up treatment at Miu Miu
Miuccia Prada's Miu Miu label put on a glamorous and individualistic show on Wednesday, ending Paris Fashion Week on a luxuriously idiosyncratic note.
10/07/2015 - 04:09 PM
Nicolas Ghesquière lets his mind run free at Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton showcased a bold new creative vision for Spring / Summer 2016 at Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday. The luxury house's Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière opened the show with a series of urban biker-chic-meets-Goth ensembles that riffed on black, white and Barbie pink. Drop-waisted maxi dresses boasted a delicate geometric leaf pattern in metallic appliqué, and ruched puffball mini skirts were teamed with bell-sleeved blouses that added a touch of the Renaissance to the proceedings.
10/07/2015 - 11:44 AM
Balenciaga appoints Demna Gvasalia as creative director
Kering's Balenciaga fashion brand has appointed Demna Gvasalia as its new creative director to replace Alexander Wang, who left to develop his eponymous business. Gvasalia, a German national of Georgian origin, launched his own Vetements brand in 2014 after designing for Maison Martin Margiela and LVMH's Louis Vuitton. Balenciaga Chief Executive Isabelle Guichot said in a statement on Wednesday that Gvasalia was the best choice for the job because of his "mastery of techniques", "expertise and fashion knowledge", and "innovative and carefully considered approach".
10/07/2015 - 07:53 AM
Wedding trends 2016: the princess gown, more magical than ever
Although choices in wedding attire have grown, the princess-style wedding dress remains for many brides to be an essential piece that helps transform a wedding ceremony into a living fairy tale. Volume! For many future brides this is a number-one priority when looking for a princess-style dress for their wedding ceremony. In terms of material, princess-style dresses are most often created with lace, organza, silk and tulle, either in a classic or slightly more girlish, modern style.
10/06/2015 - 09:04 PM
All aboard Chanel Airways as Lagerfeld's imagination takes flight
Fasten your seatbelts, we're ready to take-off for spring at Chanel's mock airport departure lounge catwalk. Director Karl Lagerfeld filled Paris' Grand Palais with a Chanel Airlines check-in desk, waiting area, flight information board and a no. 5 gate -- a nod to the brand's famed perfume -- to present his spring/summer 2016 collection on Tuesday. Model Edie Campbell kicked off the show in a pink and green check jumpsuit while wheeling a black quilted luggage trolley into the hall.
10/06/2015 - 04:44 PM
Here's a Look at the Everyday Life of Ralph Lauren's Son
"The Wall Street Journal" gives us a glimpse at the life of David Lauren, the son of legendary fashion designer Ralph Lauren.
10/07/2015 - 12:59 AM
Kanye West Thinks the Fashion World Discriminates Against Him Because He's Not Gay
Kanye West says that he has faced discrimination in his career, but it's not because he's black: it's because he's not gay. During an almost two-hour interview with SHOWstudio on Tuesday West discussed the subject of discrimination, particularly how it relates to his foray into the fashion industry. ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Kanye West Kim Kardashian Caitlyn Jenner This article, Kanye West Thinks the Fashion World Discriminates Against Him Because He's Not Gay, originally appeared on TVGuide.com.
10/06/2015 - 10:31 PM
Valentino goes on a primitive journey at Paris Fashion Week
PARIS - Models at the Valentino show strutted down the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week to the sound of beating drums in the Italian fashion house's 2016 Spring/Summer African-themed collection that took a journey back to the beginning of time. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative directors at Valentino, featured slit skirts in black, brown and red, plenty of fringe, beading, tie-dyed loose-fitting pants and long, flowing dresses. Paris Fashion Week ends on Oct. 7.
10/06/2015 - 08:48 PM
Celebrities and unexpected shoes hit Paris Fashion Week
PARIS (AP) — Sport stars Lewis Hamilton and Maria Sharapova were the apt glitterati at Stella McCartney's kinetic show in Paris Monday, as Salma Hayek rocked Saint Laurent's Nineties-nostalgia evening show in midnight black.
10/05/2015 - 09:05 PM
Fun, colorful designs prevail at Bogota Fashion Week
Emerging designers took center stage at Bogota Fashion Week at the weekend, with fun, colorful as well as traditionally-inspired designs showcased on the catwalks in the Colombian capital. Designer Gio Dominguez presented beach wear colored in a range of pastels and worn with various accessories such as baseball caps. Meanwhile Cielo Rodriguez used Colombian materials for her collection -- a modern take on the traditional styles, fabrics and colors of the country's indigenous communities. Designer Pamela Duque dressed models in long, flowing dresses as well as floor-sweeping skirts.
10/05/2015 - 03:07 PM
From nudity to origami, Paris Fashion Week has it all
PARIS (AP) — From exposed breasts to Japanese origami to the ration-era Forties, Sunday's installment of VIP-filled Paris Fashion Week had it all. Here are the spring-summer 2016 collection highlights.
10/04/2015 - 04:26 PM
Does Ralph Lauren Poaching Old Navy’s President Mean Disaster for Gap?
A look at the potential future of Gap Inc without Old Navy’s President Stefan Larsson.
10/04/2015 - 03:39 PM
Dior's floral extravanganza wows Paris fashion week
Designer Raf Simons paid homage to Christian Dior's legendary love of flowers creating a mountain of 400,000 delphiniums in the heart of Paris, the centrepiece of a stunning setting to show the house's collection on Friday. "I wanted the collection to have a certain purity," Simons said in a statement. Pastel shades abounded and the models -- led by house favourite Sodia Mechetner -- had minimum make-up in line with Simons avowed objective of purity.
10/02/2015 - 07:58 PM
Cheers to you, Ralph Lauren! Yahoo Finance's cocktail of the week
A cocktail in honor of the all-American Ralph Lauren
10/02/2015 - 01:48 PM
Is the hijab part of the fashion world? H&M thinks so.
The advertisement features a series of models pointedly clad in traditional fashion faux pas – a man wearing socks and sandals makes a brief appearance. This may not indicate that the hijab is a typical clothing accessory, but the appearance of a Muslim modeling clothes by the world's second-largest retailer does raise awareness, according to The Economist. "It's just promoting the hijab, in a way," the model, Mariah Idrissi, told CNN.
10/01/2015 - 08:43 PM
Dashes of sportswear at Paris Fashion Week
Sportswear permeated the spring/summer 2016 womenswear collections of Chloe, Carven and Paco Rabanne on the Paris catwalks Thursday, while Balmain unashamedly celebrated sexy women. Chloe mixed a long floaty skirt studded with small flowers and a two-colour tracksuit top, or wide black pants with sleeveless t-shirts. The label's British artistic director Clare Waight Keller also paired jogging pants with zipneck tops, and -- for a more feminine look -- matched the same trousers with sleeveless tops or a white transparent blouse.
10/01/2015 - 07:48 PM
Ralph Lauren on Resignation as CEO: "I'm Not Stepping Down. I'm Stepping Up"
Ralph Lauren clears up news about him stepping down as CEO of his company.
10/01/2015 - 07:39 PM
Nicki Minaj Had the Most Liked Photo During Milan Fashion Week
She managed to snag the top three spots with photos of herself.
10/01/2015 - 06:50 PM
Chloe brings sporty chic to Paris Fashion Week
French design house Chloe brought sporty chic to the catwalk on Thursday, presenting stylish tracksuits alongside floor-sweeping skirts for women's wardrobes next spring. Creative director Clare Waight Keller sent models out in navy, burgundy and beige sporty tops and trousers, striped along the sides and slit below the ankle, as she presented the maison's spring/summer 2016 collection at Paris Fashion Week. In front of an audience including actresses Jada Pinkett Smith and Fan Bingbing, models also wore airy tops, some baring shoulders, and Keller's various takes on denim: usually shorts and skirts tied with drawstring and frayed at the edges.
10/01/2015 - 04:56 PM
Paris dresses up Eiffel Tower with lights for fashion week
Paris is dressing up its Eiffel Tower with a colorful lights show marking this week's womenswear catwalk shows. The French fashion capital, home to some of the world's most renowned design houses such as Chanel and Dior, has been covered with posters reading "Fashion loves Paris" in the run up to the spring/summer 2016 runway shows and presentations. The slogan was also projected on the Eiffel Tower on Wednesday night, after Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo and various guests unveiled the sparkling lights show.
10/01/2015 - 02:19 PM
50 Things You Didn't Know About Ralph Lauren
The Polo icon has quite the interesting story that some may not know.
10/01/2015 - 01:49 PM
Ralph Lauren and ComScore are big market movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Barracuda Networks Inc., down $7.87 to $15.58 The cloud-based security and storage ...
09/30/2015 - 08:26 PM
Everything You Need to Know About Ralph Lauren's New CEO, Stefan Larsson
Meet Stefan Larsson, the man replacing Ralph Lauren as CEO of Ralph Lauren.
09/30/2015 - 07:31 PM
Ralph Lauren shares continue rally after co. names new CEO
NEW YORK (AP) — Ralph Lauren Corp.'s shares extended their rally Wednesday, a day after the fashion company announced it was hiring Old Navy's top talent to take over the CEO job.
09/30/2015 - 05:07 PM
Why visionary Ralph Lauren sought out a new leader
Ralph Lauren is stepping aside as CEO at the company he founded nearly 50 years ago, naming Old Navy President Stefan Larsson to take his place.
09/30/2015 - 04:06 PM
Advanced Auto Parts targeted; Key Executive move sinks Gap but lifts Ralph Lauren
Time for your daily dose of trending tickers, the stocks you're following based on your Yahoo Finance ticker searches.
09/30/2015 - 03:30 PM
Ralph Lauren hands over reins at iconic fashion brand
Ralph Lauren is stepping down as chief executive of the quintessentially American fashion empire he has built up with its signature preppy look over nearly 50 years, the company announced Tuesday. Lauren, 75, who has become an iconic figure in fashion from modest beginnings as a self-taught tie designer, will stay on as chief creative officer but hands over the top executive post in November, it said. Taking over will be 41-year-old Stefan Larsson, global president of the Old Navy brand for Gap, who also previously worked for Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M).
09/30/2015 - 02:53 PM
Ahead of the Bell: Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren is taking off before the opening bell after the company hired Old Navy's top talent to take over the CEO job for Ralph Lauren. Ralph Lauren will remain as executive chairman and chief creative ...
09/30/2015 - 01:34 PM
Stocks close out tough quarter; Costco's gas problem; Ralph Lauren steps down
Wall Street says so long to one of the worst quarters in years with investors hoping the next 3 months can pull stocks out of the red for 2015. Plus, low prices at the pump might be good for drivers, but not for Costco. And one of the most famous names in fashion is stepping aside.
09/30/2015 - 11:58 AM
Ralph Lauren hands over CEO role to Gap executive
Ralph Lauren, creator of the Polo brand and an iconic figure in the US fashion industry, will step aside as chief executive of his namesake company, the company announced Tuesday. Lauren, 75, in November will hand over the top executive post to Stefan Larsson, global president of the Old Navy brand for Gap. Lauren will continue to serve as executive chairman and chief creative officer.
09/30/2015 - 05:55 AM
Style Notes: Bella Hadid Is an Olympic Hopeful; Ralph Lauren Stocks Leap
Celebrate (or mourn) the last day of September with these four style stories.
09/30/2015 - 04:00 AM
Ralph Lauren hires Old Navy exec to replace him as CEO
American designer Ralph Lauren, who built a fashion powerhouse on luxury designs inspired by country club chic, announced Tuesday he is stepping down as chief executive officer and named the head of Gap Inc's populist Old Navy brand to the position. Ralph Lauren Corp, founded by 75-year-old Lauren in 1967, appointed Stefan Larsson, the global president of Gap's Old Navy division, as CEO effective in November. Lauren will continue to serve as executive chairman and head its design team, the company said in a statement.
09/30/2015 - 12:47 AM
Ralph Lauren hands off CEO role to Old Navy executive
Ralph Lauren is handing off his title as CEO of the fashion and home decor empire that he founded nearly 50 years ago. The New York-based company announced Tuesday that Stefan Larsson, the global president ...
09/29/2015 - 11:15 PM
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