Fashion

Mychael Knight, ‘Project Runway’ Fashion Designer, Dies at 39 – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Georgia fashion designer Mychael Knight, who was a finalist on the popular TV competition show “Project Runway,” died Tuesday at age 39. Knight died outside Atlanta surrounded by family and friends, said friend Jerris Madison, the editor and photographer of Obvious Magazine, a fashion, lifestyle and cultural publication. An official cause of death has not been released, but Knight had extensively shared his five-year struggles with irritable bowel syndrome, writing…

‘Fashion Police’ to End, Celebrate Joan Rivers With E! Finale (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

“Fashion Police,” the style talk show that long served as a platform for the late comic Joan Rivers’ famous wit and biting commentary, is coming to an end. Cable channel E! will bring the franchise to a close with a series-finale special next month. Launched in 1995, “Fashion Police” grew out of the red-carpet coverage that reinvigorated Rivers’ career. Appearing alongside her daughter Melissa Rivers, the comedian brought sharp humor…

Mychael Knight, ‘Project Runway’ Fashion Designer, Dies at 39 – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Georgia fashion designer Mychael Knight, who was a finalist on the popular TV competition show “Project Runway,” died Tuesday at age 39. Knight died outside Atlanta surrounded by family and friends, said friend Jerris Madison, the editor and photographer of Obvious Magazine, a fashion, lifestyle and cultural publication. An official cause of death has not been released, but Knight had extensively shared his five-year struggles with irritable bowel syndrome, writing…

Can Rent the Runway ever become the Spotify of fashion? – Quartz

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

If you believe Jennifer Hyman, CEO of Rent the Runway, her company is a major disruptor in fashion. It rents out designer clothes from some 500 different brands to subscribers who pay a monthly fee, allowing them to borrow a high-end wardrobe for much less than it would cost to actually buy. The company has thrived, topping $100 million in revenue last year and becoming profitable for the first time….

Mychael Knight Dies: ‘Project Runway’ Fashion Designer Was 39 – Deadline

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Project Runway finalist and fashion designer Mychael Knight died today in Atlanta, Ga. at the age of 39.  Jerris Madison, a close friend of Knight and editor of Obvious Magazine posted an official statement on behalf of the Knight family in regards to his death. “We are still processing the untimely death of our son, brother, friend, and uncle,” the Instagram statement read.  “Mychael meant everything to us and we loved him dearly….

No elevation required: the new way to shop the high street – The Guardian

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

I bet you think you know how to shop the high street. I mean, who doesn’t? It’s what we all do. You, me, the women I squish up next to at fashion shows, the women I squish up next to on the Victoria line. Yes, there are women who wear exclusively designer clothes, but even on the fashion front row they are in a tiny minority. That there are rich…

How to Use Clothing Subscription Boxes to Find Your Personal Style – New York Times

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“I think it’s pretty cool that these companies are trying to recreate working with a stylist, but I don’t think they understand the true value of it,” said Lauren Messiah, a professional stylist in Los Angeles. “What I do for women as a personal stylist, a lot of it isn’t even about the clothes.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story Professional stylists often discuss goals, priorities and other issues in…

Fashion Bloggers Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez Tell It Like It Is – AdAge.com (blog)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Lorenzo Marquez and Tom Fitzgerald. Credit: Jason O’Neal On the surface, tomandlorenzo.com is a fashion blog enamored with celebrity style, particularly of the red-carpet variety. But Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez, the now-married duo who began the blog in 2006 as a “Project Runway” fansite, have far more in mind: They offer up frank, sometimes impolitic, but never personal commentary that breaks down the symbiotic relationship between high-end fashion, Hollywood…

Who Are the Instagrammers Behind the Industry’s Favorite Fashion Accounts? – Vogue.com

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Instagram has some stellar archive- and throwback-focused handles in the mix right now. Feeds like @DZGaines and @VirgoMood are as addictive as they are painstakingly curated. Often focused on the ’90s and the ’00s, these accounts include rare images of collections and models pulled from the depths of the web, vintage independent magazines, or from the brink-of-extinction fashion forums. But who are the people behind these double-tap-worthy posts? Are they…

Waste Collection: A New Frontier For The Fashion Industry? – Forbes

Monday, October 16, 2017

Alden Wicker A sign asking for a deposit system in Kerala, India. Bottle refunding encourages consumers to recycle but requires a collections infrastructure. Fashion companies could provide that—and secure a source for their industry’s polyester at the same time. By Alden Wicker Many consumers are unaware that a large chunk of their wardrobe is essentially plastic. More than 60% of the global fiber market is polyester, a carbon-intensive petroleum product which has been refined to…

Haute Hawkins: how Stranger Things won fashion – The Guardian

Monday, October 16, 2017

With the second series of Stranger Things starting later this month on Netflix, households everywhere are preparing to settle down to the eighties-set supernatural thriller. The fashionable will join them: brands are embracing Stranger Things as cult TV. From the 20 October, Topshop and Topman will collaborate with Netflix to produce a range of clothing themed around the show – sort of merchandise for the series. In-jokes are rife. One…

Feel-good fashion: How the industry is cleaning up its act – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, October 16, 2017

In her sapphire-blue trouser suit and platform sandals, Marie-Claire Daveu doesn’t look like your generic eco-warrior. Actually, the suit is by Stella McCartney, so its cruelty-free credentials are promising. The shoes, though, are Saint Laurent and score well on style, less well on sustainability. But if Daveu has her way, they – and every other product produced by the luxury giant Kering’s 20 or so brands (including Christopher Kane, Alexander…

Rent The Runway Adds $89 Subscription As Fashion Tech Startup Chases Younger Shopper – Forbes

Monday, October 16, 2017

Jamel Toppin for Forbes Jenn Hyman wants Rent the Runway to function as a “closet on every corner” for women outside urban coastal areas. In 2016, fashion tech startup Rent the Runway hit $100 million in revenues for the first time, thanks in large part to its Unlimited subscription, a $139/month “closet in the cloud,” as CEO Jenn Hyman described it. The plan has proven popular with older millennials, mostly…

eBay takes on The RealReal and other fashion resellers with launch of authentication program – TechCrunch

Monday, October 16, 2017

eBay is going after high-end clientele in search of luxury goods with today’s launch of eBay Authenticate, a new program that will allow sellers to opt in to have their goods verified as authentic. Initially, the service will focus on luxury handbags and wallets across 12 high-end brands, including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes, Gucci, Prada, Burberry, Dior, Fendi, Balenciaga, Goyard, Celine and Valentino. The company had announced the forthcoming launch of…

Ethical Luxury Fashion – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, October 16, 2017

In her sapphire-blue trouser suit and platform sandals, Marie-Claire Daveu doesn’t look like your generic eco-warrior. Actually, the suit is by Stella McCartney, so its cruelty-free credentials are promising. The shoes, though, are Saint Laurent and score well on style, less well on sustainability. But if Daveu has her way, they – and every other product produced by the luxury giant Kering’s 20 or so brands (including Christopher Kane, Alexander…

‘I plan to put Zara out of business': Why fast fashion is Rent the … – Digiday

Monday, October 16, 2017

After almost nine years in business, Rent the Runway is getting one step closer to making a rented wardrobe realistic for more women. Today, it’s expanding its unlimited subscription option to include four rental items, up from three, with inventory from 500 different brands. The model works by letting members choose items to rent, with no set return date. Items, which include tops, bottoms, dresses, coats and purses, can be…

I asked people on Fashion Street to rate my shitty outfit – The Tab (blog)

Monday, October 16, 2017

So, I know fuck all about fashion. I’ve not even seen the Devil Wears Prada. People often tell me I have a “distinctive” dress sense, which I take as a compliment, although perhaps it’s meant in the same way you’d tell someone they smell “interesting” rather than “nice”. Anyway, this is me, legs askew. The world is my catwalk. The photographer, a stranger, was kind enough not to run off…