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24 Apr

A Rodarate Fashion Exhibition Is Coming To Washington D.C.

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In honor of its 30th anniversary, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. is throwing its first-ever fashion exhibition. For its foray into the fashion scene, the museum selected Rodarte as the subject of its special exhibit. The brand has a unique approach to designing clothes and connections to both the film and art worlds, so museum director Susan Fisher Sterling thought Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy would be a perfect fit for the job. "They work a lot like artists in the sense that they're almost artisanal in the way they produce their work; they somewhat go against the grain of having a really huge schedule of shows. They tend to take time with their collections...
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21 Apr

Dior Unveils Stunning Cherry Blossom-Inspired Couture Gowns In Tokyo

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To celebrate the opening of its largest store in Japan, Dior staged its Haute Couture Spring 2017 in Tokyo today. Along with reshowing the collection that was originally presented at Paris Couture Week in January, Maria Grazia Chiuri also debuted 8 new couture looks inspired by Japan. The result? A stunning new series of cherry blossom-inspired gowns, jackets and headpieces. Click through to see the breathtaking new looks that made their debut in Tokyo today.

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20 Apr

How Urban Outfitters Is Navigating a Rocky Retail Scene

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The Urban Outfitters concept shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, known as Space Ninety8, was bustling on a recent Saturday afternoon. It was an unseasonably warm day, and small groups of young women, having finished their brunches at nearby faux diners and French-bistro style restaurants, moved in packs among the clothes that hinted at spring: light floral dresses, faded high-waisted jeans, and cropped wide-leg pants. It smelled vaguely herbaceous inside, like a dorm room of someone who really liked patchouli, and it hummed with the energy of youthful possibility — the exact mood the brand tries bottle and sell to its young fans in the form of graphic tees and clogs. “I didn’t even know this was an Urban,” said Alexis Ravello, a...
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19 Apr

Proenza Schouler Has a Brand New Bag

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With a knack for creating cult bags, Proenza Schouler isn't willing to rest in its PS1 laurels. Next up for Pre-Fall is the Curl bag, an homage of sorts to the brand's bags past, that leverages a more is more approach with grommets, rings, and in the case of the above, a very cool palm tree print that has us wishing for summer. "For the Pre-Fall 2017 collection we wanted to create a bag that would consolidate all the design elements we have been using on our accessories in one place – grommets, rings, paneled constructions and bonded leathers," the designers explain, "The Curl Handbag takes all these Proenza Schouler codes and uses them on one bag. The result is a...
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19 Apr

The CFDA Shortens New York Fashion Week

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More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week next season. The CFDA announced new fashion calendar changes to cut back on time and cost, effective this September at the Spring 2018 shows. According to WWD, the official NYFW calendar is being shorted by a day, now eliminating the second Thursday from the schedule. To accommodate the new changes, some designers will be moving their standard time-slots in the lineup. The Spring 2018 shows will be held from Thursday, September 7 to Wednesday, September 13. Still serving as the closing act of NYFW, Marc Jacobs will now show on Wednesday night at 6:00 PM instead of his regular time-slot on the second Thursday. For Spring 2018, new opening acts include Calvin Klein...
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13 Apr

Designer Maria Cornejo Talks Fashion’s Effect On The Environment—And How The Way You Shop Can Help

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Maria Cornejo started her label in 1998 with an eye on the environment, using scraps she bought from big companies to cut down on waste. With a spring 2017 collection made of wood pulp from renewable forests, she's leading the fashion industry charge toward a sustainable future. In honor of Earth Day (April 22—mark your calendars!) we sat down with the designer to reflect on her own path and the one she's charting forward. Marie Claire: How much waste is going on in the industry today? Maria Cornejo: You just have to see the piles of clothes—the seasons, the crazy calendars, there's so much that doesn't even get used. Things get overproduced because in order to set the right pricing they have...
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12 Apr

Seoul Fashion Week Goes Slow And Steady

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Two years ago, Seoul Fashion Week set out to become a compelling destination for the international crowd. In many ways, they succeeded. The city still draws large numbers of foreign buyers and press, flown in for the occasion. It has become a far smoother operation, now with a full-fledged mobile app that promises to deliver a “smarter” Seoul Fashion Week. The collections, all agree, keep getting better and better; a bit of editing would launch many to that next level. Yet the momentum has slowed—though that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It means a number of breakout designers are taking precious time to develop their voices. LVMH Prize short-listers KyuYong Shin and JiSun Park of Blindness sharpened their take on avant-garde...
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10 Apr

Jil Sander Announces Lucie And Luke Meiers As New Creative Directors

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Major changes are coming at Jil Sander. The fashion house announced the appointment of two new creative directors this morning: husband-and-wife duo Lucie and Luke Meiers.
Following Rodolfo Paglialunga's exit from the house last month, the Meiers' will take the helms at Jil Sander, effective immediately.
"We feel proud and honored to join this beautiful brand. To be able to work on this side by side makes this opportunity even more special to us. We hope to show the affection we have for this brand through our work, as Jil Sander has had such a profound influence on our paths," the couple said in a joint release.

Lucie and Luke Meier have been appointed Creative Directors of Jil Sander. #NEU #JILSANDER JIL SANDER(@jilsanderpr)님의 공유...
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7 Apr

Hood By Air Is Going On Hiatus

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Hood By Air announced it will be going on hiatus, effective immediately, in a statement released today. The unexpected news follows the brand's decision to cancel its Fall 2017 runway show at Paris Fashion Week in March. Co-founders Shayne Oliver and Leilah Weinraub will instead be working on their own individual projects for the time-being. Oliver is designing a Fall 2017 capsule collection for Helmut Lang while Weinraub is developing her film career with her upcoming project, Shakedown, which will be shown at the Whitney Biennial in May. While the brand didn't reveal when we can expect it to be making a comeback, the statement hinted, "HBA will continue to fulfill its creative vision in the near future." Until then, we'll be watching...
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6 Apr

What To Buy From Victoria Beckham For Target, According To Celebs

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The wait for a Target collaboration to actually drop can be excruciating: We get the designer reveal and then have to wait months for a peek at the result of the pair-up — and then another few weeks for a full lookbook, and then another handful until we can actually shop. We may be used to it at this point, but it doesn’t get any easier year after year, especially when the end-game is wallet-friendly Victoria Beckham dresses. But as we gear up for the Sunday morning debut (which assures that we’ll actually get to brunch on time), we must finalize the game plan for what we’ll actually be gunning for at Target stores and online. Sure, the models very...
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