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SWIMSUITS AND STRETCH MARKS ARE TAKING OVER INSTAGRAM

In recent years, models have been redefining society's view on body image by featuring models of differing sizes and not using photoshop to cover what the industry used to consider flaws, such as stretch marks. Super Model Ashley Graham is one of the leading models of the recent trend by being a proud plus size…

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MEET THE MODELS REDEFINING THE FASHION INDUSTRY

Diversity is thriving more than ever in the fashion industry. In the past, models being showcased in print and on runways have fit the same thin guidelines of beauty. Now, society is opening more up to models that don’t fit the “normal” beauty standard. It’s showing the world to accept the new standard - women…

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NOW NYC’S 2017 WOMEN OF POWER AND INFLUENCE AWARDS + PREMIERE OF “THE POWER BAG” BY INDIRA CESARINE + MCCLLM

The 2017 Women of Power and Influence Awards benefit gala was held on June 13th on the Tribeca Rooftop by the National Organization for Women in New York City (NOW-NYC), which honored exemplary women who have boldly forged their way to the top of their industries, breaking barriers along the way, and earning the title…

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NEW AVANT-GARDE: THE BEST LOOKS FROM THE 2017 MET GALA

May 1st marked one of fashion’s biggest night of the year, the annual Met Gala. Corresponding with the exhibition, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between, the 2017 edition of the ball honored 74-year-old designer Rei Kawakubo with a Comme des Garçons-themed night. The star-studded event marked the first time in decades that a…

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2017 CFDA AWARDS WILL HONOR RICK OWENS & OTHER FASHION LEGENDS

At the upcoming CFDA  Awards, a major honor for Rick Owens will prove that you can stray off the beaten path and still be embraced by mainstream fashion. At the 2017 ceremony on June 5th, Owens, who is known for his radical runway shows and sculptural collections, will receive the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. Raf…

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MARC JACOBS USES SILENCE TO FEEL THE MUSIC FOR FW17

Marc Jacobs is known for a spectacle so his stripped-down runway show on at New York Fashion Week on February 16th came as a surprise to many. The famed designer presented forty-three looks to the tune of…silence. No music was heard, no set was seen, no iPhones were permitted (until the finale when models took to…

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THOM BROWNE PUTS FASHION ON ICE FOR FW17

Last season, Thom Browne gave us a beach party, this season he went for the polar opposite - literally. His FW’17 runway show at New York Fashion Week on February 15th transported show-goers to an arctic adventure land complete with precarious high heels, made to resemble ice-skates. On first glance the abundance of overcoats in…

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POLITICAL STATEMENTS & PARTY MANTRAS AT NYFW FW’17

Fashion can provide a welcome respite from reality but it can also be a comment on the times. From February 9th - 16th, New York Fashion Week designers mostly went for the latter, deciding that the current chaos of the United States is too dire to ignore. From big time labels to emerging talents, many collections…

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WEAR THE PANTS THIS SEASON – TRENDY TROUSERS FOR SPRING

This spring it’s time to wear the trousers! Social awareness groups like Pantsuit Nation have made menswear a style of resistance so put on your favorite pleated trouser. Taking a stand in slouchy slacks is much more comfortable than marching in mini-skirts. Baja East gives fringe some much-needed fierceness on these luxe slacks. Hood by Air…

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POLITICS ON THE RUNWAY AT NYFW MEN’S FW17

When Raf Simons was designing his Fall/Winter collection he may not have meant for it to be overtly political but at NYFW Men's on February 2nd his show felt especially timely. In light of Trump’s executive order banning travel and immigration from seven Muslim nations, Simons’ love letter to the big apple was a powerful statement…

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GET READY FOR NEW YORK FASHION WEEK FALL WINTER ’17

New York Fashion Week is back! From February 9th through 16th, classic names and hot newbie labels will send out an arsenal of models to strut their Fall/Winter 2017 collections down the runway. The talk of the town is Calvin Klein - Raf Simons is at the helm and his debut collection as chief creative officer for the brand…

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SAY IT OUT LOUD WITH FASHION THIS SPRING

Subtle statements and quiet tones are not the thing this season. With everything going on politically, there’s never been a better time to state your opinion - on the streets and on your sleeve. This spring, designers have taken cues from the global state of affairs and churned out spring collections that feature amped up graphics,…

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK MEN’S FW17 – GET THE SCHEDULE!

New York Fashion Week: Men's is back to kick off the city's fashion scheduling! The short and sweet event will take place from January 30th to February 2nd and will feature a host of seasoned menswear designers including Joseph Abboud, John Varvatos, BOSS and Raf Simons, who will show his namesake label in the big apple for…

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DESIGNERS WEIGH IN ON DRESSING MELANIA TRUMP

With the plethora of controversy surrounding President-Elect Donald Trump, it is no wonder that his wife, future First Lady Melania Trump, receives some slack as well. Whether being criticized for standing by a man making misogynistic comments to her comparative accomplishments of past First Ladies, it was only a matter of time until the fashion…

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RETAIL SHOCKER: NASTY GAL FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

Ten years after its launch, Los Angeles retailer, Nasty Gal, is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The move comes as a shock and is also mired in irony as the company is most famous for the rags-to-riches story of founder, Sophia Amoruso. The self proclaimed “Girl Boss” went from shoplifter to eBayer to an inductee…

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MET COSTUME INSTITUTE’S SPRING 2017 EXHIBITION TO FOCUS ON REI KAWAKUBO

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced this week that The Costume Institute’s spring 2017 exhibition will be Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons, on view from May 4 through September 4, 2017. The exhibition will examine Kawakubo’s fascination with interstitiality, or the space between boundaries. Existing within and between entities—self/other, object/subject, fashion/anti-fashion—Kawakubo’s work challenges conventional notions of beauty,…

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MISSONI LAUNCHES SURFACE CONVERSION WITH ARTIST SERVANE MARY

Missoni Creative Director, Angela Missoni, is merging contemporary culture, modern art, and fashion design with her new project which launched this week, Surface Conversion. The project has the intention of developing a series which is based in the idea of sharing, discussing and supporting contemporary art. The ongoing program will be alternating every three months, and will touch upon various disciplines…

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THE GENDER QUEERING OF FASHION

From Jaden Smith's skirt sporting Louis Vuitton advertising campaign, to Ungendered, Zara's unisex clothing line, a blur in the definitions of genders has become apparent in fashion, reflecting its current trend in mainstream media. I Am Jazz is a reality show on TLC about trans woman Jazz Jennings. MTV's Faking It discusses the stigma around bisexuality and features an intersex character.…

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SELFISH OR SMART? A LOOK INTO SEE NOW BUY NOW FASHION

This New York Fashion Week brought us our biggest taste of the evolving industry yet. Labels such as Tom Ford and Tommy Hilfiger both brought us the future of buying: the see now buy now model. Instead of a six month waiting period to be able to purchase clothes from the show, collections are available…

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