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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM NYFW THIS SEASON

New York Fashion Week will take place from September 7th to the 13th. Even though the shows seem far away, the news is already buzzing for what to expect from the designers and shows. Here is what you can look out for! Designers Are Coming Designers are heading to NYFW this season, along with a…

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TOP TRENDS IN SPRING ’18 MENSWEAR

The reveal of Spring/Summer '18 Menswear has finally concluded. From shows in cities such as London, Milan and Paris, designers have put out their best looks to showcase what we can look forward to seeing next spring season. Here are the biggest trends we saw emerging from the collections! Monotone Suits We saw block colors…

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK MEN’S SS18 HIGHLIGHTS

July 10th-13th concluded the unveil of New York Fashion Week Men's Spring 2018 collections. Although the week was overshadowed from the wrap-up of haute couture in Paris two weeks prior, the menswear showcased by the designers paved the way to what we can expect to be worn next spring and summer season. Check out a…

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THE 2017 CFDA AWARDS HIGHLIGHTS

The Council of Fashion Designers in America (CFDA) Awards brought out the best in the international fashion industry on Sunday, June 5th at The Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom. Those who were nominated have made outstanding contributions to American fashion in womenswear, menswear, and accessories, as well as journalism, creative vision, personal style, and lifetime achievement.…

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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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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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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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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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PETER DUNDAS ABRUPTLY EXITS ROBERTO CAVALLI

After creating an SS'17 collection that perfectly encapsulated the new romantic bohemian trend, Peter Dundas has abruptly left Roberto Cavalli after only three seasons. His departure makes him the latest in a wave of designers to leave top positions at lauded fashion houses. In recent seasons, Dior, Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Calvin Klein, and Oscar de la…

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RAF SIMONS BECOMES FIRST CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER OF CALVIN KLEIN

It has been almost a year since Raf Simons shocked the fashion world by leaving his position as creative director of Dior. Now his newest position is making waves in the fashion industry. On August 2nd, Calvin Klein, Inc. made the announcement, via social media, that the Belgian designer will become the first Chief Creative…

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THE TOP 7 SHOWS OF PARIS HAUTE COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2016

When Americans were gearing up for the 4th of July, fashion’s elite were packing for a different kind of fireworks - the show-stopping clothing of Paris Haute Couture week. From July 3rd to 7th, thanks to designers like Givenchy, Chanel, and Valentino, Paris was cloaked in a flurry of ruffles and an avalanche of embellishments.…

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CHRISTIAN DIOR – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

The fall/winter 2016 Christian Dior collection was anxiously and curiously awaited. With the departure of Raf Simons and the lack of a new creative director put into place, design was left up to a studio team headed by Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux. The two had big shoes to fill and a lot of talk to…

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CHANEL HAUTE COUTURE SPRING 2016

There are two things one does not expect to see at a Chanel Couture show: wood shavings and wearable phone cases. However, where Kaiser Karl goes, the fashion world follows. And mark our words; these unexpected elements may just become de rigueur in the future. The iconic designer talked about recycling and the importance of reusing…

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DIOR COUTURE SPRING 2016

In the wake of Raf Simon’s shocking departure from Dior, studio directors Serge Ruffieux and Lucie Meier stepped into the spotlight to show the house’s latest couture collection. Although the Dior atelier remains one of the most important businesses in the couture industry, the designers were keen to emphasise the ‘wearability’ of their latest offering, which they called…

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CONGRESSWOMAN INTRODUCES BILL TO PROTECT UNDERAGE MODELS

New York State Representative Grace Meng has recently introduced a bill that would serve in the interests of models aged 16 and under.  The Child Performers Protection Act of 2015 would extend federal workplace safety regulations to child performers, including models, whether categorized as employees or independent contractors. In support of Meng’s bill, Sara Ziff, founder…

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RAF SIMONS’ SURPRISE DEPARTURE FROM DIOR

Raf Simons has unexpectedly left Dior after three and a half years as creative director.  His last show for the house was Dior's SS16 presentation at Paris Fashion Week on October 2nd.  There was no bad blood between Simons and Dior’s parent company, LVMH.  On the contrary, Dior prospered under Simons’ creative vision and sales grew by 60% during…

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HAUTE COUTURE FALL 2015 FASHION WEEK ROUNDUP

Every fashion week is a dream, but Haute Couture Fashion Week is heaven. This year brought us casino sets and Coachella fashion, and an abundance of feather and fur. Enjoy some of the best looks from our favorite designers from Fall 2015 Haute Couture Fashion Week. Chanel Karl Lagerfeld took onlookers to a 1930s-era casino, where the…

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“DIOR AND I” FILM REVIEW: ROUGH CUT OF RAF SIMONS THE UNDERDOG

In a world where one misstep can ruin a career, the rise to power in the fashion world isn’t an easy one. That’s why it’s always a hold-your-breath-moment when a fashion house gets a new creative director. In the case of Dior, whose founder, Christian Dior, made an everlasting impact on his 10 years as…

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