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16 Aug

Alyssa Wants To Enter Hypebeast Territory With This Off-White Denim Jacket

Off-White printed denim jacket, $630, available at Net-A-Porter.

The combination of the bleached wash and striped sleeves is calling my name.

There are two sartorial staples that I am invariably and decisively drawn to: denim and stripes. Yes, this makes for a rather "statement piece-free" wardrobe — although I do tend to take more risks with colorful belts, bags and shoes these days — but not only are these items timeless, they also allow for infinite styling opportunities and often get even better with age. And every once in a while, a piece of clothing comes along that combines my two favorite things, and I'm overwhelmed with the desire to purchase it, no matter what the cost. Such is the case with this boxy, light-wash denim jacket by Off-White...
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10 Aug

Why Does Architecture Have Influence On Fashion — And Can It Go The Other Way?

The Louis Vuitton Cruise 2017 runway show in Niteroi, Brazil. Photo: Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images

We explore the parallels between the two creative fields.

What do Tom Ford, Raf Simons, Pierre Balmain, Pierre Cardin and Gianni Versace all have in common? Before kickstarting a flourishing career in fashion, each of these individuals enrolled to study architecture or industrial design. Fernando Garcia, one-half of the creative director duo behind Monse and Oscar de la Renta, is among that list of designers. He graduated with an architecture degree from Notre Dame — though he vividly remembers secretly reading Harper's Bazaar or Vogue during lectures in college. (Sorry, Professor Economakis.) "There's a great sense of satisfaction for me when I'm able to see my designs come to life in a matter of a week or two," Garcia tells Fashionista when asked about making the switch to...
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9 Jun

Virgil Abloh Takes On a New Role As Desinger For IKEA

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Fashion loves the high-low mix. Swedish furniture outlet Ikea's iconic royal blue “Frakta” bag has recently served as the accessorial inspiration for designers like Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga, whose “Arena” bag coincidentally features a similar size and shape to Ikea’s. What you can buy at Ikea for 99 cents, you can buy at Balenciaga for $2,145. Recognizing its recent fad and marketable allure, Ikea called out Balenciaga for its copy-cat ways, but didn’t stop there. They have enlisted the creative vision of Off-White’s Virgil Abloh to collaborate on a new millennial-approved furniture collection. Abloh is also set to recreate the classic “Frakta” bag, adapting its original prototype into the more modern aesthetic of the off-white brand. Abloh joined Ikea at the Democratic...
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