So far, all signs point to yes. Last February, the public was still reeling from one of the biggest political upsets in history. Women, people of color, immigrants and members of the LGBT community — four groups who play a major role in any realm, but particularly the fashion realm — were apprehensive about their futures, so it was only to be expected that their anxiety, as well as their spirit of resilience, would manifest in both their clothes and their presentations. Jonathan Simkhai, Public School, Opening Ceremony, Prabal Gurung, Tracy Reese and many more turned their runways and presentations into public protests through poetry readings and political PSAs. Since it's the fashion world, designers and showgoers alike showed their various alliances outwardly, pinning pink Planned Parenthood badges on their political statement tees that declared “I am an immigrant” or “Feminist AF.” (Whether such slogan tees and merch were effective … [Read more...] about Will New York Fashion Week’s Runways Be as Politically Charged as Last Season?
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In case you missed it. Vera Wang Designed Figure Skating Phenom Nathan Chen’s Olympic Costumes [NBC News]quite won the gold — yet) Nathan Chen had the best in the fashion biz on his side when it came to costumes for the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Vera Wang, a former Olympic hopeful figure skater herself, will outfit the 18-year-old figure skater for the competition. Wang also designed 2010 gold medal winner Evan Lysacek’s Olympic looks, and has previously whipped up designs for the likes of Nancy Kerrigan and Michelle Kwan. Serayah McNeill Is the Newest Face of Madonna's Material Girl Collection [WWD]Empire's Serayah McNeill is the newest ambassador of Madonna's juniors label, Material Girl. The 22-year-old, who has been spotted all over New York Fashion Week this season, sitting front row at Jeremy Scott and Juicy Couture, stars in the spring 2018 campaign photographed by Carter Smith. Past ambassadors for the brand, which is sold exclusively at … [Read more...] about Style Notes: Vera Wang Designs Nathan Chen’s Olympic Costumes; Serayah McNeill New Face Of Madonna’s Material Girl Line
Search for Quiksilver CEO Called Off After Boat Washes Ashore Empty [Los Angeles Times]Loft Adds Extended Sizes [Loft]Clarks Collaborates with Black Panther on Sneaker [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]ClarksUSA.com for $240. Narciso Rodriguez Launching Capsule Collection at Barneys [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]Marc Jacobs Hires Baja East Designer for Lower Priced Product [Business of Fashion]Black Panther Is Coming to New York Fashion Week for Charitable Cause [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]Black Panther is hosting a "Welcome to Wakanda" event at New York Fashion Week on Feb. 12, joining forces with brands like Cushnie et Ochs, Laquan Smith and Sophie Theallet, which will create bespoke pieces inspired by the film to be auctioned off for charity. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to Save the Children. Capsule collections by Brother Vellies, John Bennett and Douriean Fletcher will also be shown. … [Read more...] about Style Notes: ‘Black Panther’ Coming to New York Fashion Week; Search Called Off for Quiksilver CEO Lost at Sea
Cardi B Covers CR Fashion Book [CR Fashion Book]CR Fashion Book. Zendaya, photographed by Mario Sorrenti, is also featured on two covers. Cardi B was styled in all-black (yet still flashy) ensembles by Alexandre Vauthier and YSL, and put made sure to put her signature claw-like manicure on display. Zendaya, meanwhile, wore Prada and Azzedine Alaia.Juicy Couture to Host Runway Show at NYFW [Business of Fashion]Anjelica Huston to Donate Furs to PETA [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]The Kooples Is Going Fur Free [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]online for $65, and all proceeds will be donated directly to PETA. Preview Gigi Hadid's Tommy x Gigi Spring Capsule [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox] … [Read more...] about Style Notes: Cardi B Covers CR Fashion Book; Juicy Couture to Hold Runway Show at NYFW
Diddy's Son Signed by IMG [Instagram]Phillip Picardi Named Chief Content Officer of Teen Vogue, Them [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]Teen Vogue and Them, Conde Nast's newest digital-only title focused on LGBT issues which Picardi launched late last year. He previously held the title of digital editorial director for Them, Teen Vogue and Allure. The news follows the departure of former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth, who left the now digital-only mag earlier this month and signed with CAA for speaking engagements and entertainment projects. In his new role, Picardi will continue to oversee digital content and will also takeover the Teen Vogue summit, which launched last December in Los Angeles with guest speakers Hillary Clinton and Yara Shahidi. Helmut Lang Has a New Editor-in-Residence [Business of Fashion]V Magazine and former W fashion features director, as the brand's new … [Read more...] about Style Notes: Diddy’s Son Signs with IMG; Phillip Picardi Named Chief Content Officer of Teen Vogue, Them