Fashion

A 1940s-Inspired, Gender-Bending Fashion Show At A Hollywood Landmark – Hollywood Reporter

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Brian Wolk and Claude Morais, with an assist from stylist Elizabeth Stewart, showed their fifth runway collection at the legendary Hollywood haunt Yamashiro. What does it take to get the fashion crowd to rediscover an L.A. landmark like Yamashiro restaurant in Hollywood, site of the officers’ club in the Marlon Brando 1957 classic Sayonara, as well and a filming location for 2016’s Nocturnal Animals and numerous others? A runway show, of…

Trove raises $8 million to store your clothing and furniture – TechCrunch

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

There are inefficiencies in the giant self-storage market, and startups like MakeSpace and Clutter have been gaining traction by offering a more consumer-friendly approach. Now there’s another startup entering the picture, with Trove formally launching in the San Francisco Bay Area after a few months of testing the concept in beta. They are also securing $8 million in a venture financing round led by Greylock Partners to build out their concept….

Can Resort Wear Make Miami Fashion Week Relevant? – Miami New Times

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Miami isn’t exactly a fashion capital. Though the city has emerged as a resort destination for the world’s wealthiest, and a slew of luxury retail centers such as the Design District and Brickell City Centre court big spenders, fashionistas still turn up their noses at Miami’s nascent clothing design industry. At Miami Fashion Week, all designers must debut a never-before-seen resort-wear line. Facebook Twitter More shares recommend reddit email But…

Fashion and technology will inevitably become one – Engadget

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

All of this is to say the line between these two industries is blurring. And now more than ever, it feels like high-tech fashion is on the verge of being more than just a gimmick. In the not-too-distant future, you could even be 3D printing your own shoes or clothes at home. Instead of going to a store, you’ll buy designs straight from the designer. And we’re quickly heading toward…

Kids used clothing store gets marijuana donation – New York Post

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. — Someone apparently inadvertently donated more than 100 grams of marijuana when they dropped off some used children’s clothes at a suburban Minneapolis shop. The Maplewood Police Department posted a photo on Facebook of the surprise donation to the Once Upon a Child store with an invitation to the owner to come in and claim it. Not surprisingly, no one has come forward yet. The drug was divided…

Four New Men’s Designers that Are Redefining Luxury Fashion – Robb Report

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Luxury has long been defined by lavishness, maximalism, and flashy fashion. But now, as simplicity starts to reign supreme, new menswear labels are emerging with a shared, fresh focus on impeccable basics, evergreen classics, and first-rate materials. The following four low-profile luxury menswear labels—each born as a second life for a fashion-industry veteran—evoke a modern, subdued elegance, and represent a new age in high-end fashion. Following a four-year stint as…

Oops! Woman loses pot stash in clothing donation – WSB Atlanta

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

by: Scott Flynn, WSBTV.com Updated: May 22, 2017 – 5:02 PM In total, workers found 111 grams of marijuana. “; var imageDivId = “#”+”firstImageDisplayModal_525308949″; if ($(“.reveal-modal-bg”).length == 0) { $(“#wrapper”).after(“”); } if ($(imageDivId).length == 0) { $(“#wrapper”).after(contentText); } MAPLEWOOD, Minn. – Workers at a children’s consignment shop received a bit of a surprise while they were going through a bag of donated clothing. The Maplewood Police Department in Minnesota released…

Four New Men’s Designers that Are Redefining Luxury Fashion – Robb Report

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Luxury has long been defined by lavishness, maximalism, and flashy fashion. But now, as simplicity starts to reign supreme, new menswear labels are emerging with a shared, fresh focus on impeccable basics, evergreen classics, and first-rate materials. The following four low-profile luxury menswear labels—each born as a second life for a fashion-industry veteran—evoke a modern, subdued elegance, and represent a new age in high-end fashion. Following a four-year stint as…

‘Underwraps’ Builds First Agency for Muslim, Modest Fashion Models – NBCNews.com

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

As a Muslim fashion model, Azizah Hosein’s career has some unique elements to it. During a recent fashion shoot for Nike, for example, a man who was on set ended up leaving to make her feel more comfortable. As part of her modeling contracts, Hosein stipulates that men don’t touch her or see her with her hair down during her shoots. She’s represented by Underwraps Agency, which creates the guidelines…

‘Underwraps’ Builds First Agency for Muslim, Modest Fashion Models – NBCNews.com

Monday, May 22, 2017

As a Muslim fashion model, Azizah Hosein’s career has some unique elements to it. During a recent fashion shoot for Nike, for example, a man who was on set ended up leaving to make her feel more comfortable. As part of her modeling contracts, Hosein stipulates that men don’t touch her or see her with her hair down during her shoots. She’s represented by Underwraps Agency, which creates the guidelines…

2017 Cannes Film Festival: Naomi Campbell Pulls Off Electric Fashion for Relief Event – WWD

Monday, May 22, 2017

CANNES, France — Naomi Campbell flexed her pulling power on Sunday night for her Fashion For Relief show, held in a hangar at the Mandelieu private jet charter airport in Cannes. Helicopters whirred overhead and planes roared along the runway as guests including Leonardo DiCaprio, Uma Thurman, Donatella Versace, Renzo Rosso, Dean and Dan Caten, and Peter Dundas flowed into the venue. The royal contingent included Queen Rania Al Abdullah of…

Could weed be the next frontier of fashion? – Digiday

Monday, May 22, 2017

Fashion has never been one to shy away from scenes considered edgy or fringe, which could make it the perfect partner for the growing cannabis industry. As the legalization of marijuana continues to spread — 25 states now allow medical marijuana, while seven states have recreational marijuana laws either implemented or underway — a handful of designers have started looking to weed culture for inspiration. Some, like Palm Angels and Sundae…

This Chicano Designer Brings the Radical Cholo Spirit to Fashion – VICE

Monday, May 22, 2017

The cholo subculture is contentious. Even among some Mexican Americans, the street-wise aesthetic that was birthed in East Los Angeles’s Chicanx community can get derided for its resistance to white American assimilation and its loose affiliation with gangsterism. But for fashion designer Willy Chavarria, the spirit of the cholo is everything. His eponymous label embraces the unique style that he saw growing up in California in the 80s and 90s,…

Clothier LuLaRoe Partners with Disney To Create New Fashion Collection – Forbes

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mickey and Minnie Mouse feature prominently in LuLaRoe’s latest clothing collection. (Photo credit: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images) Multi-level marketer LuLaRoe announced on May 19 that it has partnered with the Walt Disney Company to create an official collection of Disney-themed leggings, tops, dresses and skirts. Known for its “buttery soft” leggings, LuLaRoe is a four-year-old direct sales organization based in Corona, Calif., founded by DeAnne and Mark Stidham. The company sells…

Gyms are capitalizing on the death of fashion – Business Insider

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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Blasting the past with a new vision of future fashion – The Japan Times

Sunday, May 21, 2017

| © JAPAN FASHION WEEK ORGANIZATION Much has been made of the recent closure of the monthly print edition of Shoichi Aoki’s seminal Fruits street-style magazine, with many ready to cry that it sounds the death knell for Harajuku fashion, rather than seeing it as a simple casualty of the rise of new media. Japanese high fashion, meanwhile, has been looking to the past with avant-garde maestro Rei Kawakubo’s Comme…

Columbus/Nashville fashion rivalry is no contest – The Columbus Dispatch

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tim Feran The Columbus Dispatch @timferan A recent piece in The New York Times that claimed to judge the “hot fashion rivalry” between Columbus and Nashville left more than few people around town smiling and scratching their heads. In a story last week, Steven Kurutz lists some components that he believes will “determine which city is worthy of fashion bronze” as the No. 3 fashion capital…

Marks & Spencer to report slump in clothing sales after short-lived boost – The Guardian

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Marks & Spencer will report a fresh slump in clothing sales on Wednesday after a revival at Christmas proved short-lived. The disappointing finish to the year will be revealed alongside a sharp fall in annual profits. Hopes that M&S chief executive, Steve Rowe, had come up with a winning formula for the UK’s biggest clothing retailer were raised after it recorded its first underlying growth in nearly two years over…