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21 Jun

This Dolce & Gabbana Model Prorested The Brand On The Runway

Miley Cyrus wasn't the only one who called out Dolce & Gabbana for its political views last weekend. A model who walked in the brand's show did too, right on the runway. Raury, a singer-songwriter and rapper who has collaborated with artists from Chance the Rapper to Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, used the catwalk as a platform to protest D&G for proudly dressing First Lady Melania Trump (and then later mocking critics with a "#Boycott Dolce & Gabbana" T-shirt). During the finale, he took off his shirt to reveal disapproving messages he had written on his torso: "Protest D&G," "Give me freedom" and "I am not your scapegoat." He held up his fist and stood front and center on the runway as other...
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15 Jun

An Hermès Laundromat Is Coming To New York


There's really nothing chic about trekking to the laundromat, but Hermès is ready to put an end to that.
The French fashion house is launching a laundromat-inspired pop-up shop, Hermèsmatic, in New York on June 14th. Open to the public, the store will offer complimentary dip-dye services on the brand's silk scarves. Giving a major upgrade to the traditional laundromat, the shop features washing machines in Hermès' signature orange hue that perform the dip-dye service. There are also matching orange laundry baskets and Hermès logos plastered all over the walls—which make the idea of throwing a load of wash in sound pretty chic.

Alan Benoit/Hermès
Alan Benoit/Hermès
Shoppers can either bring their own Hermès scarves for a fresh dip-dye makeover or purchase...
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12 Jun

See Dior’s Newest Shoe Collection In Action


Since launching its popular J'adior slingback, Dior's hit shoe has been spotted on It-Girls and influencers across the board. For fall, the brand has teamed up with four of them– Camila Coehlo, Yoyo Cao, Melina Matsoukas, and Mia Moretti—to model a brand new collection of the heel that we're sure will sell out in no time.

Check them out in this video, shot by Tyler Joe, that shows off the heels fashioned in new color ways for the season like a cherry red and anything-but-boring nude.
SHOP: Dior's new collection at Bergdorf Goodman
Shot and edited by Tyler Joe
Creative Director Shiona Turini
Music by Collie Buddz

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9 Jun

New York Fashion Week Is Moving Its Primary Show Location—Again


Since its departure from Bryant Park in 2010, New York Fashion Week has struggled to find a stable home.
Following a five-year stint at Lincoln Center, which ended in 2015, shows have been held at two primary locations: Skylight Clarkson Square and Skylight Moynihan Station—though many designers have opted to show at alternative venues instead. But according to WWD, more changes are coming, as New York Fashion Week is losing its primary show venue: Skylight Clarkson Square.

Anna Sui’s Fall 2017 Show at Skylight Clarkson Square
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Anna Sui’s Fall 2017 Show at Skylight Clarkson Square / Getty
The move will cause the CFDA to re-assess the landscape of NYFW show venues moving forward, with the changes going into effect in 2018. "The official venue of New York Fashion Week is New York City. The Skylight properties will no longer...
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8 Jun

Mickey Drexler Is Stepping Down From J.Crew

Drexler will remain Chairman but will be succeeded as CEO by James Brett, president of West Elm, who's held leadership positions at Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie . "I am relaxed-ish," Drexler, 72, said of the transition. "It's a large day for me. I have been running companies for 37 years and the announcement today is a major change in my life… I am excited about where the team is and the strategic plans we have. There's excitement about J. Crew and Madewell – brands that people love and admire." Drexler has been with the company for 14 years. "I thought it was time to move on and lessen up on the day to day," he tells WWD. Prior to the J.Crew...
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8 Jun

This Major Online Retailer Just Pledged to Stop Selling Fur

The Yoox Net-a-Porter Group (YNAP) is continuing to make major strides in their stance towards sustainability. Just today, the Group announced that it's embracing a fur-free policy, one that excludes all items containing animal fur from its e-commerce sites which include Net-a-Porter, Mr Porter, Yoox, and The Outnet. The announcement comes in the wake of the conglomerate's 2016 Sustainability Report, which outlined its strategies for a greater environmental awareness. The new fur-free policy coincides with YNAP's existing relationship with The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International, and Lega Anti Vivisezione. Coinciding in the news, the Group has also joined forces with the Fur Free Alliance’s international Fur Free Program, which seeks to protect animal and environmental rights. Head of...
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1 Jun

The Arist Behind the George Harrison Portrait In Alexa Chung’s New Collection

When your live your life on display on social media to the tune of 2.7 million followers, your fan-base expects things to get a little personal. For her new collection, which launched this morning on sites like MyTheresa and Matches Fashion, Alexa Chung did just that and imprinted a sweatshirt with an original drawing done by her father when he was in college of Beatle George Harrison. Given Chung’s background in music—as a DJ and on air music personality—it makes sense for classic rock to be in her DNA. In honor of a looming father’s day and a new line that reflects Chung’s aesthetic, which she calls, “A muddle of contradictions. I like boyishness but also femininity and one day...
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29 May

4 Un-Valentino-Like Standouts From Valentino’s New York Resort Show


Jean-Michel Basquiat's crown, Keith Harring's radiant figures, images of graffiti and fashion from New York's golden age of hip-hop (the '80s) were pasted onto Pierpaolo Piccioli's mood board for his 2018 resort collection alongside more standard Valentino #inspo like classical art. The show was set in New York, and drew obvious inspiration from the city. Show notes called out buzzword like "identity" and "diversity."

The fashion industry has justifiably come up against criticism time and time again for cultural appropriation, Valentino included. For this latest collection, Piccioli acknowledged his references, and seemed to reverentially fold in hallmarks of New York's hip hop culture into his ultra-romantic designs.

The results? A more relaxed, streetwear-inspired Valentino.


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26 May

Jason Wu Just Says No To Four Seasons a Year, Will Combine Resort And Spring In September

Let’s hand it to Jason Wu for his honesty. In an interview about his plan to skip a Resort presentation and consolidate that pre-collection with the Spring one he’ll show in September, he admitted, “it’s really exhausting to present four times a year, it’s time to savor a little bit more.” Brands across the spectrum are rethinking a collection system that has sped up in response to the almost non-stop deliveries of fast fashion companies. Wu isn’t the first designer to reorganize his approach to the runway, but he might be the most candid. Earlier this year, Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez announced they’ll present their pre-Spring and Spring collections together in Paris during couture week in July, in...
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25 May

This Bra Company Wants To Make Underwire A Thing Of The Past

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"It would be a shame for you to leave with the idea that this is a strapless bra," Bree McKeen told Refinery29 at a preview event for the Everyday Bustier, the inaugural and hallmark item of the brand she founded, Evelyn & Bobbie. After all, this particular lingerie silhouette has a pretty bad reputation with anyone who's unsuccessfully tried to keep one on for the duration of a workday (or even just a couple-hours-long event). The Everyday Bustier has already distinguished itself: not just any strapless bra can meet and wildly exceed its fundraising goal on Kickstarter within a few days, with backers willing to shell out almost $100 for undergarments. "When people hear ‘strapless bra,’ they think special occasion,...
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