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E! Returns to New York Fashion Week as Official Media Partner

The network’s coverage will include the Yeezy season 4 show and an exclusive reveal of the Tommy x Gigi collection.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 4:00 am

Hollywood stars pose for 2017 Pirelli Calendar

Cruz poses for a picture before the Spanish Film Academy's Goya Awards ceremony in MadridLONDON (Reuters) – Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and Lupita Nyong'o have posed for the 2017 Pirelli Calendar, which features a host of Hollywood's biggest names. The likes of Uma Thurman, Kate Winslet and 'House of Cards' actress Robin Wright are also among the 15 stars who appear in the calendar. The photos were taken by the German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, who has shot for Pirelli twice before. Other movie greats featured include Alicia Vikander and Helen Mirren, with the photos taken in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Le Touquet and New York. …

Posted on 28 August 2016 @ 3:07 pm

Burkina Faso bans big buttocks beauty contest

The government of Burkina Faso has banned an annual beauty contest for women with the biggest buttocks, saying such events are sexist. Adverts for this weekend’s third edition of ‘Miss Bim-Bim’, carrying an image of two fully clothed women with exaggeratedly large behinds, provoked an outcry on social media. “Our role is to do everything to avoid damaging the image of women,” said Minister Laure Zongo in a statement, adding that social media criticism had persuaded her to act.

Posted on 27 August 2016 @ 11:35 am

Google: bomber jackets are in, see-through clothes are out

A bomber jacket at Emanuel Ungaro 2016-2017 fall/winter ready-to-wearIf you don't already own a bomber jacket then it might be time to invest, since, according to Google, it is emerging as one of the key fashion pieces of the year. The search engine has just released its Fashion Trends 2016 report highlighting the current style fads in the US and the UK, and the bomber has come out on top, with searches surging across cities in both countries since late 2015. Originally part of the wider 'military chic' trend, the bomber is becoming more versatile as a fashion item, thanks in part to celebrities such as Kanye West and Kim Kardashian regularly incorporating them into their streetwear looks.

Posted on 26 August 2016 @ 11:51 am

French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel dies aged 86

File photo of French designer Rykiel while she attended a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in ParisBy Astrid Wendlandt PARIS (Reuters) – French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel died on Thursday at the age of 86, mourned by President Francois Hollande as an inventor of "an attitude, a way of life". Rykiel was a rare women at the top of a world dominated in the 1970s, 80s and early 90s by men such as Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld, inspiring female self-empowerment through her tongue-in-cheek style, notably brightly striped sweater dresses. "It is a sad day but Sonia Rykiel leaves behind her an extraordinary legacy," Jean-Marc Loubier, chairman and chief executive of First Heritage Brands, parent company of the Sonia Rykiel label, told Reuters.

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 4:51 pm

Sonia Rykiel, queen of post-60s Paris chic, dies at 86

Sonia Rykiel in 2004Sonia Rykiel, the influential French designer who helped shape the contemporary woman's wardrobe, died on Thursday at the age of 86 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. The pioneering Rykiel was a fixture in the industry for half a century, launching her own fashion house in 1968 buoyed by the Swinging Sixties craze in London and the emerging feminist movement across the globe. "She invented not just a style but an attitude, a way of living and being, and offered a freedom of movement," French President Francois Hollande said in a tribute.

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 3:52 pm

Rihanna shuns fashion week for second Fenty x Puma instalment

Barbadian singer RihannaRihanna's debut Fenty x Puma show was one of the hottest tickets at last season's New York Fashion Week, but the star is shunning the catwalk for the Spring/Summer 2017 season. The singer and designer will instead opt to unveil her new collection via a series of pop-up stores in New York a few days before fashion week hits the city, WWD reports. Upmarket department store Bergdorf Goodman's pop-up will be selling clothes from the new collection, but shoppers looking to get their hands on RiRi's famous shoe designs will have to head to Six:02.

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 3:40 pm

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Picking the Fashion Runway Winners With Big Data

An analysis of online patterns by big data firm Edited shows the runway styles most likely to resonate with shoppers.

Posted on 30 August 2016 @ 4:01 am

Karl Lagerfeld Blends Paris Landmarks in Latest Ads

The campaign for his new North American collection stars Joan Smalls and Hailey Baldwin.

Posted on 30 August 2016 @ 4:01 am

New Designer Spotlight: PH5

PH5 is aiming to become a “laboratory of knitwear in the contemporary market,” pushing the envelope on knits in a young, playful way.

Posted on 30 August 2016 @ 4:01 am

Pratt to Honor Angela Conner, William Georgis and Shirley Hill as 2016 Legends

Sculptor Angela Conner, architect William T. Georgis and InterArch founder Shirley Hil will be honored by Pratt Institute as 2016 Legends this fall.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 11:19 pm

Aéropostale’s Future Still Unclear; Liquidation a Possible Scenario

Should Aéropostale liquidate, more than 10,000 jobs would be lost.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 11:14 pm

Kohl’s Hosts Beauty Expo to Sharpen Beauty Advisers’ Knowledge

An upgraded beauty department is only the beginning of Kohl’s goals to court more beauty consumers and brands.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 11:05 pm

Irish Designer Clodagh to Be Honored for Multitiered Design Pursuits

Irish designer Clodagh has used fashion as a springboard to design rugs, fabrics, furniture, lighting, faucets, accessories and also partake in philanthropy.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 10:53 pm

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