While the Fall/Winter 2016 runway shows and underway in New York, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts are taking place in Los Angeles. See some of the most striking runway looks below …Read More
After making CL one of the faces of his Spring/Summer 2016 ad campaign, Alexander Wang as tapped fellow K Pop star G-Dragon for his Fall/Winter 2016 runway show soundtrack. Baauer, an American producer and another star of Wang’s impending S/S 2016 campaign, announced today that his song, Temple, which features G-Dragon and M.I.A., will premier during Wang’s F/W 2016 runway show this evening in New York. No word yet on whether G-Dragon, pictured above, will be in attendance. The fashion industry has been increasingly relying on the enormous selling power of both G-Dragon and CL, amongst other K Pop stars, by way of front row seats at the biggest runway shows in Paris, collaborations and ambassadorships with established brands, and editorials in the likes of Vogue.Read More
Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, has died, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said. In a statement, Abbott extended his "deepest condolences" to Scalia's family. The San Antonio News-Express said Scalia had apparently died of natural causes while visiting a luxury resort in West Texas. Scalia (seated, second from left), appointed to the top U.S. court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, was known for his strident conservative views and theatrical flair in the courtroom. His death comes as the court is set to hear its first major abortion case in nearly 10 years, and ahead of key cases on voting rights, affirmative action and immigration.
Singer-turned-designer, Rihanna took to the runway to stage her NYFW debut for Puma this evening. Rihanna, who was named creative director/brand ambassador for the Kering-owned footwear brand in late 2014, has only released sneakers with the brand to date, but her Fall/Winter 2016 collection consists of everything from mesh dresses and lacing-detailed bodysuits to more straight forward street/athletic-inspired wares, such as sweatshirts and boxer-type shorts. As for the casting: it was one of the most diverse line ups we have seen thus far this week. There were Givenchy favorites like Nathaniel Visser, Greta Varlese, Geron McKinley, and Imaan Hammam to both Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Lexi Boling, who opened the show.
Sharen Jester Turney, who has run Victoria’s Secret for the past decade, is stepping down from the L Brands Inc. division, leaving Chief Executive Officer Les Wexner directly in charge of his company’s biggest business. Turney, who became CEO of the lingerie chain in 2006, will remain an adviser to the division while Wexner assumes leadership, L Brands said in a statement Friday. The 59-year-old said she is leaving the Columbus, Ohio-based company “to prioritize my family and my personal life and consider what’s next for me professionally."Read More
Burberry has been named in a potential class action lawsuit, charging it with using misleading price tags at its outlet stores in an attempt to confuse consumers as to the original price of the goods. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday in the Southern District of New York court by Thomas Belcastro, “a resident of Orlando, Florida. In reliance on Burberry’s false and deceptive advertising, marketing and pricing schemes, Mr. Belcastro purchased six Burberry Outlet Products.” According to the $5 million suit, Belcastro alleges that the brand fixed price tags to make it look as though goods were be sold for a much more significant discount than they actually were.Read More
Kanye West drew a large crowd, something like 20,000 people, to Madison Square Garden on Thursday for the unveiling of his Yeezy Season 3 collection, which rather unsurprisingly looks a lot like the two seasons that came before it. You know the Yeezy aesthetic by now: the distressed, neutral-hued athletic-esque gear that includes riffs on vintage Belgian designs and other garments that are currently in West’s wardrobe. Staying his course arguably makes sense for West; regardless of how good (or better yet, not so good) the garments are, they have worked for West up to this point. They have, for example, permeated the high street, as a testament to their appeal.Read More
This past week brought tremendous news regarding the evolution of the runway show, and in particular, the current runway-to-retail model. As you may know, the vast majority of brands currently stage fashion shows six months before the garments and accessories shown on the runway are made available for consumers to purchase. Growing consumer fatigue paired with an increased desire from brands to get a hold on the sped-up seasonal cycle has resulted in a number of brands announcing a shift in the model, as pioneered this past week by British-based house, Burberry.Read More
All counterfeits are infringements, but not all infringements are counterfeits. Knockoffs are distinct from counterfeits, and design piracy is not actually illegal in the United States. This is some of the legal jargon that gets thrown around in fashion. While all of the aforementioned information is accurate, quite frequently the terms that identify different types of wannabe designer goods are used synonymously and thus, inappropriately. So, here's a breakdown of some of the terms we frequently come across in terms of fashion fakes and what they mean, in plain English ...Read More
Kendall Jenner is suing a California-based skin care company for using her name and likeness without her authorization in an extensive advertising campaign. According to Jenner’s complaint, which was filed on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California court, beginning this month (and as the complaint correctly notes, right on the eve of New York Fashion Week), “advertisements began appearing in New York City at public places, such as outside New York skin care centers […] that prominently use Kendall Jenner’s name and image to push Cutera’s ‘Laser Genesis’ treatment. The advertisements go so far as to claim that Cutera’s Laser Genesis treatment is responsible for Ms. Jenner’s ‘nearly flawless skin.’" As a result, "Ms. Jenner seeks to hold Cutera accountable for its blatant disregard of her well established rights under state and federal law."Read More