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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK IS BACK! GET THE FULL SCHEDULE OF SHOWS

New York Fashion Week is back! From September 7th-12th over 150 brands and designers will be showcasing their Spring/Summer 2022 collections. Despite the reopening of in-person New York Fashion Week shows, some designers have chosen to remain online and show their collections digitally including Badgley Mischka, Nicole Miller, and Oscar de la Renta. Others such…

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PYER MOSS HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION CELEBRATES BLACK INVENTIONS FROM PEANUT BUTTER TO THE REFRIGERATOR

Saturday, July 10th saw Kirby Jean-Raymond, founder and lead designer at Pyer Moss become the first black American designer to be featured at Paris Haute Couture Week. The historic show was live-streamed from the Villa Lewaro mansion in Irvington, New York, home at one time to the first black American female self-made millionaire, Madam CJ…

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FRIEZE NEW YORK 2021 HIGHLIGHTS

View a photo gallery of highlights from Frieze NY Art Fair at The Shed After a five-day run and its first time taking place at The Shed in Manhattan, Frieze New York 2021 closed on Sunday, May 9. The fair reported strong sales and notable attendance throughout the duration of its run, which began on…

WHICH FASHION RESELLING PLATFORMS ARE RIGHT FOR YOU?

Thanks to Gen Z’s interest in sustainable fashion and love of all things vintage, the reselling market is booming. In 2019 alone, online reselling grew 25 times faster than traditional retail. Consumers are loving resale sites for buying and selling. Whether you are looking to make some extra cash off unwanted clothing or you are…

THE MET RELEASES “IN AMERICA: A LEXICON OF FASHION” VIRTUAL PRESS PRESENTATION GIVING VIEWERS A GLIMPSE AT THE UPCOMING EXHIBITION

The Costume Institute is returning with its next major exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year, the exhibition is coming in two different parts - In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, from September 18, 2021 to September 5, 2022, and In America: An Anthology of Fashion, from May 5, 2022 to September 5, 2022. The…

ALBER ELBAZ, BELOVED FASHION DESIGNER, DIES AT 59

The death of Alber Elbaz, one of the most renowned designers shook the fashion world. On March 26, Elbaz died of COVID-19 in Paris at the age of 59. The Israeli-American designer was best known for his leadership at Lanvin and Yves Saint Laurent. Celebrities like Naomi Campbell, Bette Midler, Kim Kardashian, Carla Bruni Sarkozy,…

HOW SOCIAL MEDIA AFFECTS THE FAST FASHION INDUSTRY

Social media has brought about a new age of connection that has revolutionized key industries. Whether it be a trend, movement, or individual post, the things that happen on social media can have a huge impact on the real world. The fashion industry in particular has been transformed by social media influencers and widespread trends.…

NIGERIAN MODEL OLA ON MODELING, HIS LATEST CAMPAIGNS, AND THE FASHION INDUSTRY IN 2021

Ola has stories to tell. From his long-running days at The Arise Fashion Week to his famous work for Valentino, Balmain, Berluti, and Givenchy, Ola has developed an incredible knack for keeping his feet engaged. His latest post shows all these skills in beautiful form, telling the true story of his self-effacing personality. Ola’s renaissance…

CELEBRITY-STYLIST PAIRINGS THAT CAN MAKE OR BREAK A LOOK

When we think of celebrity life, a common assumption is that all celebrities are stylish due to the variety of clothes and fashion professionals that are at their disposal. Though this may be true, not all stylist-celebrity combos run smoothly and produce ground-breaking looks. While there are partnerships that elevate the celebrity's style and their…

A GEN Z GUIDE TO SPRING 2021 FASHION TRENDS

With promises of warm weather and relaxed COVID-19 restrictions, people are getting ready to venture out into the world again this spring. The question of what to wear is on almost everyone’s mind. Through TikTok trends and Instagram influencers, Gen Z has taken over as fashion experts for trendy young people. If you are looking…

HOW TO BE SUSTAINABLE WHILE KEEPING UP WITH FASHION TRENDS

Between the influence of social media and the dangerous rise in fast fashion, trends are going in and out of style faster than ever. The increased speed of the fashion cycle benefits retailers by causing consumers to buy more in order to keep up with trends. Not only is this harmful to the consumer's bank…

Givenchy Winter 2021 collection. Photos courtesy of Givenchy.

MATTHEW WILLIAMS BRINGS TENSION AND HIS SIGNATURE SPORTS AESTHETIC TO GIVENCHY

On March 7th Matthew Williams showed his second collection as the creative director of Givenchy in an empty Parisian stadium. The co-founder of the fashion brand 1017 ALYX 9SM merged his signature sports aesthetic with the high-end craftsmanship of the Givenchy brand, producing some impressive looks that explored shape, texture, and color.  “In many ways,…

CHRISTIAN SIRIANO WOWS WITH HIS FALL / WINTER 2021 COLLECTION

"It’s been difficult to figure out what I wanted to create this season in a pandemic, it’s hard to stay inspired in general, so I decided to dream up another world," Christian Siriano wrote in the show notes for his latest collection. And that is precisely what he did. Instead of wallowing in the stillness…

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…

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