FASHION

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…

EUROTRENDS: FALL/WINTER 2020

The European runways hit the mark on what exquisite fall/winter dressing means: contrasting plaids, oversized men-inspired coats, lace-y little numbers under wool, and statement puffer sleeves that can easily go over warm turtlenecks. These roomy, winter-approved pieces will create a palette of layers - not only for warmth but also for declaring personal style. From…

ALEXANDRE VAUTHIER HAUTE COUTURE 2020: BACKSTAGE WITH PHOTOGRAPHER IRIS BROSCH

"[Couture] is the moment where we have to show what we do best in France," said Alexandre Vauthier of his Summer 2020 Couture collection. Playing with all sorts of volume and shapes, Vauthier embraced the freedom that comes with designing Haute Couture; in this art/fashion form of extravaganza and excess, there's a lot more room…

NYFW FALL/WINTER 2020: TREND REPORT

New York Fashion Week in February presents the collections that will hit the stores (and our instagram feeds) this upcoming fall season - plaids, iridescent lames and military greens all made the cut this Fall/Winter 2020. From established mega-houses like Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs to rising young minds like Kim Shui and Laquan Smith,…

RACIAL DIVERSITY IN FASHION MAY FINALLY BE GOING BEYOND TOKENISM

Historically, white, skinny, and straight women have been the face of fashion. The rise of social media has made the last few years revolutionary in changing that standard. Gender and size inclusivity, along with racial representation, are becoming the norm as brands recognize they would be alienating their customers if they choose to ignore these issues.…

DIOR’S PRE-FALL 2020 MENSWEAR COLLECTION MADE ITS DEBUT IN MIAMI

Iconic fashion house Dior presented their menswear show in Miami on December 3rd, to an enthusiastic audience. Celebrities such as Bella Hadid, Travis Scott and Kim Kardashian were among those fortunate enough to get an invite to experience the show's fusion of art, culture, fashion, and music. Artistic director Kim Jones brought surfwear giant Shawn…

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CONTROVERSIAL VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW

L Brands, Victoria's Secret parent company, confirmed last Thursday that the famed Victoria's Secret fashion show is canceled, at least for now. Chief Financial Officer Stuart Burgdoerfer claimed the show was great for branding at the time of its first airing in 2001, but now it's time for the company to evolve. Significant declines in…

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART ANNOUNCES COSTUME INSTITUTE EXHIBIT + MET GALA THEME FOR 2020

About Time: Fashion and Duration On view: May 7th - September 7th, 2020 The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Ave. New York, NY The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the theme for their Costume Institute exhibition coming in 2020, called About Time: Fashion and Duration. A century and a half of fashion history will…

TRANSGENDER MODELS DOMINATE THE FASHION INDUSTRY IN 2019

As we dive into a new era of inclusivity, the LGBTQ community is finally getting the attention and recognition it deserves - most prominently in the fashion/modeling scenes. We are in the midst of a groundbreaking milestone for models. African-American model Donyale Luna paved the way for this anti-discrimination movement after appearing on the cover…

THE “IT” FASHION BRANDS OF 2019

Each year, of the major fashion houses, a specific handful are particularly successfully in securing a position as one of the “it” brands of that year. This year's apparent favorite is Bottega Veneta, as seen on celebrities such as Victoria's Secret Angel Lily Aldridge and Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara, and Instagram influencers such as…

SavageXFenty show by Rihanna, 2019

WHY THE SAVAGE X FENTY LINGERIE SHOW REDEFINES FANTASY IN 2019

Rihanna debuted the term ‘sexy’ last month on technicolor runways of the Savage X Fenty show - an extravaganza with lingerie, hip-hop and spicy models. Presented live for the elite if you were lucky enough to attend (or anybody with an Amazon Prime account if your invite got lost in the mail) the show redefined…

NYC BALLET’S MARC HAPPEL ON “DESIGN IN MOTION” A RETROSPECTIVE COSTUME EXHIBIT

Design in Motion A NYC Ballet Fall Fashion Gala Retrospective September 24, 2019 - October 20, 2019 11am-10pm  INTERSECT BY LEXUS 412 West 14th St Marc Happel might not be the face of the NYCB stage, but he holds the plaster that brings the classical dance shows together. As Director of Costumes of the NYC…

VOGUE ITALIA PRESENTS THE 4TH EDITION OF PHOTO VOGUE FESTIVAL 2019

Photo Vogue Festival 2019 Curated by Alessia Glaviano and Francesca Marani November 14-17, 2019 BASE Milano Now on its 4th edition, Photo Vogue festival aims to create a space for dialogue and interaction among the different photographic genres. Taking place from November 14-17, 2019, in Milan, Italy, the inclusive space welcomes fashion photography, documentary, reportage…

NYFW SPRING/SUMMER 2020: COLLECTIONS ON OUR RADAR

From cheerful streetwear to charming classics, the Spring/Summer 2020 collections presented at NYFW by this generation of risk-taking creatives are pushing the boundaries of ready-to-wear onto a new arena; one without rules. Some of our favorite this season include Laurence & Chico, Kaimin, and Threeasfour. LAURENCE & CHICO Laurence & Chico's third collection ever was…

NYFW SPRING/SUMMER 2020: RUNWAY TRENDS

The trends we saw at NYFW Spring 2020 are a dynamic mashup of several identities and styles, catering to a wide variety of body types, making it a celebration of diversity, innovativeness and glamour. Check out our favorite trends from the Summer 2020 runway shows at New York Fashion Week below. CORSETS FOR ALL In…

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