FASHION

DO VIRAL TIKTOK FASHION TRENDS GET IT RIGHT?

Tiktok is a land for basically everyone, from cute dogs reacting to high-pitched noises to real fashion critiques and trends. Though this app has more fashion trends than one person could ever get to know, some of them went “viral” for their accuracy and style. The first fashion Tiktok trend that stood out to me…

RIHANNA’S FENTY FASHION HOUSE ON HOLD INDEFINITELY: A LOOK AT THE PIECES THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

On Feb. 10, the luxury conglomerate LVMH, home to fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton and Dior, announced the suspension of Rihanna’s clothing line, Fenty.  This suspension, however, is far from permanent. In a statement about the decision, LVMH stated that there are “pending better conditions” to continue production. While hinting at the effects the…

PIETER MULIER NAMED CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF MAISON ALAÏA

Belgian designer Pieter Mulier has been appointed as Creative Director of Maison Alaïa. Chief Executive Officer of Alaïa, Myriam Serrano announced the hire on Feb. 5th. The Richemont-owned luxury brand produces both ready-to-wear and haute couture lines.  Alaïa began his couture work in 1965, eventually garnering the nickname "King of Cling" for his svelte, body-hugging…

CFDA AND PVH RELEASE REPORT ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION IN FASHION

Following a tumultuous year of pandemic fatigue, election anxiety, and civil unrest, companies are (finally) taking the time to research and better understand the discrepancies between people of color (POC) and white employees in the workplace. Several months after the Black Lives Matter protests took place across the world, the Council of Fashion Designers in…

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK THE SHOWS FEBRUARY 2021: GET THE SCHEDULE

Livestream fashion shows are here to stay. New York Fashion Week has released its official schedule for Fall/Winter 2021 collections, with only two designers presenting in person (Rebecca Minkoff and Jason Wu). Mirroring last season, this week was also cut short to four days out of the usual seven or more. The shortened NYFW schedule…

HIGHLIGHTS OF SPRING/SUMMER HAUTE COUTURE 2021

The last days of January mark fashion Haute Couture week in Paris. Though this year’s shows were presented in different formats due to the pandemic, designers and their collections still managed to impress and to stir up conversation (like any Haute Couture show should). Below are the week’s top shows and their most noteworthy looks. …

FASHION COLLABORATIONS: THE HITS AND THE MISSES

When fashion brands want to step out of their comfort zone or just want some extra buzz, fashion collaborations are very common. From Dior to H&M, many brands have dived deep into fashion collabs. With that being said, these partnerships can mean one of two things: either a new and unexpected product is made and…

HOPE AND HIGH FASHION SHINE AT THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

On January 20, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris became the official president and vice president of the United States. Though the inauguration ceremony was smaller than past celebrations due to covid-19 restrictions, the attendees of the event still managed to make fashion headlines. President Joe Biden and Doctor Jill Biden Starting off with the ultimate…

VIRGINIE VIARD: A TROUBLED START FOR THE NEW CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF CHANEL

Not long after Karl Lagerdeld’s passing, Virginie Viard, also known as the late fashion icon’s “right-hand”, was announced as his successor on Instagram. The social post reads: “Virginie Viard, director of Chanel’s Fashion Creation Studio and Karl Lagerfeld’s closest collaborator for more than 30 years, has been entrusted by Alain Wertheimer with the creative work…

HOW PIERRE CARDIN (1922-2020) PIONEERED THE MODERN DAY BUSINESS OF FASHION

On Tuesday, December 29, 2020, the French Academy of Fine Arts officially confirmed the death of renowned Italian-French designer Pierre Cardin. He was 98 years old. The cause of death was not reported, though his family verified his death was at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine. Cardin was known as one of the most influential…

THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM AND NETFLIX PRESENT A VIRTUAL COSTUME EXHIBITION “THE QUEEN AND THE CROWN”

The Queen and The Crown A Virtual Exhibition of Costumes from “The Queen’s Gambit” and “The Crown” On view: October 30 - December 13, 2020 The Brooklyn Museum (Online) In conjunction with the premiere of Netflix’s original limited series The Queen’s Gambit and the upcoming fourth season of The Crown, the Brooklyn Museum presents a…

THE DEFINITIVE LIST OF GEN-Z FASHION FAVS AND HOW THEY ARE INFILTRATING THE WORLD OF HIGH FASHION

With every generation comes a new set of trends, even if that list sometimes includes trends from generations past. But beyond the typical fashion fads like tie-dye and tiny glasses, the young people of Generation Z have expanded their wardrobe’s horizons to include brands and individual garments that take philosophical stands; that represent something beyond…

THE SHOW WENT ON AT MILAN FASHION WEEK WITH DIVERSITY AND BODY POSITIVITY REFRESHINGLY FRONT AND CENTER

Against the odds of a global pandemic, Milan Fashion Week went predominantly as planned. Italy, one of the biggest initial hotspots for the COVID-19 virus earlier this year, the first European country to impose a lockdown and at one point the country with the most coronavirus-related deaths, certainly demonstrated its ability to recover better than…

NYFW IN THE TIMES OF CORONAVIRUS: WHO’S SHOWING AND WHO’S SKIPPING?

As the official organizer for NYFW, the CFDA has announced the New York Fashion Week schedule for September 2020, taking place from the 13th-16th -- two days short of the usual five. "The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on American fashion, slowing down the supply chain and temporarily shutting down many business operations…

10 SUSTAINABLE FASHION BRANDS TO SUPPORT

Finding ways to reduce our personal environmental impact can be overwhelming. There’s so much to be done, and, we might feel like small players in a gigantic cause, but what we can control is what we buy, and our closets are a great place to start. A few clothing brands have risen to the eco-conscious…

WHAT IS COTTAGECORE AND WHY IS IT RESONATING RIGHT NOW?

The internet holds seemingly infinite subcultures- pockets of alternative realities made entirely of images and text, ripe to be traversed by the yearning user. One of those alcoves currently capturing the online imagination is cottagecore, a cozy virtual home many are flocking to in the face of non-virtual woes. Cottagecore celebrates everything pastoral: peasant dresses,…

THE NEW FACE OF FASHION: THE 2020 MASK TREND NO ONE PREDICTED

Since governments have confirmed face coverings compulsory in enclosed public spaces and on public transport, face masks have swiftly become the unwitting fashion trend of summer 2020. Historically, face masks have been commonplace in religious or theatrical performances or used as a political statement but have yet to enjoy popularity in mainstream Westernized culture. Wearing…

A NEW GOLDEN AGE OF FASHION UPCYCLING

Since the idea of shelling out for a new summer wardrobe this season might feel like a sham, many trendsetters are turning inward, to their own closets. The events that summer style usually revolve around (music festivals, rooftop parties, beach vacations) are either in jeopardy or have been cancelled outright, but it’s still hard to…

THE FASHION INDUSTRY’S RESET: AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE CFDA & BFC

On May 21st, The Council of Fashion Designers (CFDA) and The British Fashion Council (BFC) released a statement urging fashion designers to slow-down and re-evaluate the repercussions of fast-fashion in a post-pandemic world. "Together, we strongly recommend designers focus on no more than two main collections a year," the statement reads. "We firmly believe this…

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