HIGHLIGHTS FROM LONDON FASHION WEEK: SPRING 2019 MENSWEAR

Fashion week is upon us again! First stop, London. Designers are rolling out their Spring 2019 menswear collections, and we've rounded up the highlights thus far. Read on to see looks from Iceberg, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy and Chalayan. Iceberg Iceberg pioneered athleisure long before the aesthetic became street style clickbait. Creative director James Long stayed…

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INDIRA CESARINE’S ‘ONLY YOU’ SERIES AT SCOPE ART SHOW, BASEL – PRESENTED BY ARTHELIX + SHIM

ONLY YOU A Multimedia Series by Indira Cesarine Presented by SHIM + ArtHelix June 12th – 17th, 2018 SCOPE Art Show, Basel, Switzerland: SCOPE | HAUS, WEBERGASSE 34 Booth A43 VIP + Press Preview: June 12th @ 1pm – 4pm Public Opening: June 12th @ 4pm-7pm More information HERE Multimedia series "ONLY YOU" by Indira Cesarine of The Untitled Space…

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DESIGNER KATE SPADE HAS DIED AT 55

American designer Kate Spade, known for her colorful, feminine line of clothing and accessories, was found dead in her apartment on Tuesday morning. According to police, a housekeeper found Spade, 55-years-old, hanging from a scarf in her bedroom. Spade and her husband, Andy, founded Kate Spade in 1993, one year before they married. The two…

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2018 CFDA AWARDS: WINNERS, RED CARPET HIGHLIGHTS & MORE

On Monday night, the annual CFDA Fashion Awards took place at New York's Brooklyn Museum, where fashion's biggest creatives, influencers and up-and-coming stars gathered to celebrate the work of this year's nominated designers and honorees (click HERE for the list) including Raf Simons, Diane von Furstenberg and Edward Enninful. The night saw a number of…

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CELEBRITIES AFFECTED BY HARVEY WEINSTEIN RESPOND TO HIS ARREST

Last Friday, disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was formally arrested in New York City on charges that he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex. He appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court for only 10 minutes. Weinstein's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, paid his $1 million bail. The charges against Weinstein include first-degree and third-degree…

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NYFW: JUNE WILL COINCIDE WITH THE CFDA AWARDS

As the CFDA gears up for its annual Fashion Awards, this year taking place on June 4th in Brooklyn, the council has also announced select dates in June during which designers will show their resort or Spring 2019 collections. Participating designers include Alexander Wang, which recently announced its departure from the traditional fashion week schedule;…

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RESORT 2019: RUNWAY HIGHLIGHTS FROM LOUIS VUITTON, DIOR & CHANEL

Marketed towards the most affluent customers of a brand, resort collections are always a spectacle. With the majority of major fashion houses having unveiled their Resort 2019 collections over the past month, we've rounded up the season's runway highlights from designers Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Chanel. Louis Vuitton Despite the recent spate of designer…

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SINGAPOREAN SONGWRITER LINYING GETS PERSONAL WITH NEW SINGLE ‘TALL ORDER’

Singaporean singer-songwriter Linying got her start after catching the eye of European house music giants, including Felix Jaehn and KRONO, who asked to feature her vocals on their tracks. Moving onto solo work, Linying's debut single "Sticky Leaves" landed her a spot on Spotify's Global Viral 50 chart (earning her over 5 million streams) and…

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK: AUSTRALIA

Last week, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week took over Sydney to showcase the Resort 2019 collections of Australia's best and brightest designers. We've rounded up three standout shows of the week including Alice McCall, Camilla and Marc and Double Rainbouu. Alice McCall McCall's playful design sensibility is apparent in her latest collection. For Resort 2019, Alice McCall…

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ANNA WINTOUR AND THE REVIVAL OF MARCHESA: MISGUIDED OR MAGNANIMOUS?

By now, it's no secret that Vogue editor and Condé Nast director Anna Wintour is attempting to revive the career and reputation of Georgina Chapman, co-founder of Marchesa and estranged wife of Harvey Weinstein (the two reached a settlement in January, but Chapman has yet to file papers to make the divorce official). Wintour's efforts became apparent…

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SARA ZIFF OF THE MODEL ALLIANCE JOINS BILL DE BLASIO TO SIGN THE STOP SEXUAL HARASSMENT ACT

Last week, Sara Ziff, founding director of the Model Alliance, joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at the signing event for the Stop Sexual Harassment Act, a package of 11 bills to combat workplace sexual harassment. Ziff, herself a former model, founded the Model Alliance after witnessing and experiencing exploitative situations during photo…

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CANNES FILM FESTIVAL CHIEFS SIGN GENDER EQUALITY CHARTER FOLLOWING DEMONSTRATION BY CATE BLANCHETT & WOMEN IN FILM

This morning, Cannes Film Festival chiefs Thierry Frémaux (Festival Director), Edouard Waintrop (Directors' Fortnight head) and Charles Tesson (Critics' Week head) signed a charter for gender parity and inclusion proposed by 5050x2020, France's version of the #MeToo initiative. Under this new charter, Cannes will compile the gender statistics of all films submitted, make public the…

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MARGOT KIDDER, THE ORIGINAL LOIS LANE, HAS PASSED AWAY

Margot Kidder, the actress most known for her portrayal of Lois Lane in Richard Donner's "Superman" and its three sequels from 1978 to 1987, has passed away at age 69. Though a variety of silver screen stars from Teri Hatcher to Kate Bosworth to Amy Adams have played the role, Kidder's interpretation remains the most iconic.…

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ARTISTS SUEJIN JO AND JAMIE MARTINEZ ON THE ALLURE OF THE TRIANGLE

Triangle Dialogues Through May 26th, 2018 Chashama: 485 Madison Avenue, New York City Artists Suejin Jo and Jamie Martinez have teamed up for a show, "Triangle Dialogues," highlighting their shared investigation of the triangle in their abstract painting. Besides the subject matter of their artwork, Jo and Martinez share another trait: both are immigrant artists.…

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‘AZZEDINE ALAÏA: THE COUTURIER’ OPENS AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM ON MAY 10TH

Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier May 10th - October 7th, 2018 Design Museum: 224-238 Kensington High Street After designer Azzedine Alaïa passed away in November last year, his nonprofit organized a retrospective of his work that opened at his Paris showroom. Now, an equally comprehensive exhibition of his work is coming to London's Design Museum. "Azzedine Alaïa:…

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IOWA PASSED THE MOST RESTRICTIVE ABORTION BILL IN THE UNITED STATES. NOW WHAT?

On May 4th, Iowa governor Kim Reynolds signed one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the United States. Dubbed the "heartbeat bill," the new legislation would ban abortions after six weeks, the point at which doctors can detect a faint heartbeat in a fetus. However, many women don't even realize they're pregnant at six…

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FEELING WITH EMPATH DAVID SAUVAGE

Call them psychics, mind-readers, hacks or just particularly sensitive, but empaths such as David Sauvage believe their uncanny ability to sense the emotions of others isn't simply a hallmark of compassion, but a unique trait that merits scientific research. Sauvage, a New York-based self-proclaimed empath, used to work as a commercial director, branding videos for…

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BILL COSBY’S CONVICTION & THE FUTURE OF THE #METOO MOVEMENT

On April 26th, a jury found Bill Cosby guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, the former director of operations for Temple University’s women’s basketball team, in 2004. Cosby intially met Constand in 2002 through a mutual friend. Before the assault, the two shared a mentor-mentee relationship. In 2005, after confiding in her mother…

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