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14 Dec

Want To Succeed In Fashion? Take a Tip From Google’s Top 10 Most Trending Fashion Brands of 2017

The days of fashion as an elitist and exclusive niche industry are done—just look at Google’s list of the most trending fashion brands of 2017 for proof. Every brand in the top 10 made headlines in 2017 for boundary-crossing collaborations, innovative ad and marketing campaigns, and projects with creative upstarts that reflected the pulse of the world at large. The number one spot on the list goes to Gucci, a brand that’s been on the rise since Alessandro Michele was named creative director in 2015. This year, though, Gucci has really been on fire. Not only has every one of its fashion shows outdone the last, but it’s also racked up new celebrity fans, from Rihanna to Harry Styles, and managed to...
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11 Dec

At Art Basel This Year, Brands Are Acting More Like Art Patrons And Less Like Corporate Clients

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New Spring, a project by Studio Swine and COS This year, as has been the case for many years, Miami Art Week (Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Miami and countless other satellite fairs, shows, parties, panels and more) as featured numerous projects either sponsored by, or explicitly created in conjunction with, brands alongside the booths, shows and installations by galleries or individual artists. Fashion brands, in particular, were well represented: Prada tapped Carsten Höller to create a three-day art installation-cum-pop-up club (two clubs to be exact!). Zara collaborated on a mural at the Wynwood Walls created by artist Tavar Zawacki. And COS teamed up with London-based Studio Swine on the second iteration of the art/architecture/design duo's New Spring installation (the first debuted in Milan during Salone...
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1 Dec

The Bag Brand That’s Become The Fashion Set’s New Obsession


Wandler preceeds itself: Before I'd even seen any product from the bag brand, no less than four people had told me how "obsessed" I'd be with them. Designer Elza Wandler, who launched the brand in 2017, hails from south Netherlands, currently resides in Amsterdam, and has her bags made in Italy—so yes, anyone who really knows my simple yet polished style, would be correct to guess I'd love Wandler bags. But anyone who knows me also knows I can be a bit stubborn, so I had a very "I'll be the judge of that!" mentality about the whole thing.
When the bags finally landed on Net-a-Porter, I had to give it to everyone: I'm obsessed. Clean lines? Luxe leather? No-frills colorways? Hell yeah, sign me up!

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28 Nov

Giambattista Valli Is Launching (Very Expensive) Athleisure


If you thought athleisure was a fading trend, think again. Giambattista Valli, known for his dreamy ball gowns loved by Rihanna, will be releasing a 50+ piece activewear collection in January 2018.

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“It’s a capsule collection where we will express a more functional side of the brand, while remaining faithful to the atmosphere of contemporary chic that is part of its DNA,” Valli told WWD.
This isn't the first time Valli has dabbled in sportswear. He collaborated with Moncler Gamme Rouge, a ten-year partnership that ended this year with a final ballerina-inspired collection. His eponymous Fall 2017 runway featured Nike leggings styled with his signature couture shapes.

But don't...
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27 Nov

Meet The Mother And Daughter Duo Behind House Of Aama

As a child, Akua Shabaka loved watching her mother, Rebecca Henry, at work. “She was a self-employed female attorney in a male-dominated field,” Shabaka says. “I watched my mother working for herself and I was inspired to be an entrepreneur.” As fate would have it, the mother and daughter forged their own business relationship with a fashion brand, House of Aama. In 2013, Shabaka, currently a student at Parsons School for Design in New York, and Henry, who is a trained seamstress in addition to being a lawyer, began making their own clothes with vintage textiles and traditional African fabrics. For the next few years they created various capsule collections together and designed a line in collaboration with Senegalese artist Bassirou...
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21 Nov

Boy Meets Girl To Launch Limited-Edition Collection With Supermodel Veronica Webb


If you're still reeling from Boy Meets Girl's recent collab with Care Bears, you might want to sit down because the brand is back with another limited-edition collaboration, this time featuring photos of supermodel Veronica Webb.


Boy Meets Girl BLACK LABEL x Veronica Webb Crop Tee, $75; SHOP

The ten-piece athleisure collection features images shot by renowned photographer Sophie Elgort and include unisex tops, hoodies, sweatshirts, T-shirts and sweatpants.


Boy Meets Girl BLACK LABEL x Veronica Webb Hoodie, $100; SHOP


Boy Meets Girl BLACK LABEL x Veronica Webb Skinny Sweats, $75; SHOP

“Veronica Webb is not only a legend, she’s a role model," Elgort said in a statement. "As one of the true pioneers of...
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16 Nov

Australian Swimwear Label She Made Me Is Weaving Its Way Into Ready-To-Wear

You don’t need to look too far to see that crafty crochet has found its way to the forefront of the swimwear circuit—and if there’s one line that has maximized on this sand- and seaworthy fabric, it’s Australian label She Made Me. Since 2012, designer Chloé Dunlop has been weaving pretty pastel yarns into her hotly in-demand knit saltwater staples (yes, you can go in the water, and no, they won’t weigh you down once they’re wet), which are regularly sold out at Moda Operandi,, and more. But what about the après-swim part—you know, the part that requires stepping effortlessly from shore to street to sipping cocktails? Finally, Dunlop is delivering all the crochet your inner bohemian desires—from mini and midi...
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16 Nov

Which Is Why I’m Excited By My Latest Jewelry Discovery: Wolf Circus


My jewelry repertoire may have downsized in recent years, where simplicity rules over ornate, but that hasn’t meant less is more. I’m still a believer in more is more, friends! Which is why I’m excited by my latest jewelry discovery: Wolf Circus. The Canadian label has built a foundation on high caliber, yet simple, gold and silver rings, necklaces and bracelets – all hand polished and plated to perfection. I love the layerable quality of the pieces, especially the rings. Effortless gold bands stacked under signets? So good.

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13 Nov

The Scrunchie Is Officially Enjoying a High Fashion Comeback


We say it every few years but this time we really mean it: scrunchies are back. Demna Gvasalia just confirmed the '90s accessory as Balenciaga's latest It item with his new Resort 2018 collection, which prominently features bold jewel tone scrunchies. Selena Gomez and Hailey Hadid are championing the Clueless-meets-Heathers hair moment, too. Ahead, 10 reasons we're reconsidering the scrunchie right now.


Hailey Baldwin stepped out last month wearing a super-high ponytail and powder blue scrunchie that perfectly matched her mini dress.


Scrunchies were plentiful on the set of the cult-classic Clueless. Our favourite look involved Amber's gym-ready pigtails.

HEATHERS The oversized red scrunchie on the set of the '80s teen...
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