The numbers are out. American Eagle Outfitters’ record growth year includes an increased paycheck for its top executives.
The figures, which were released Wednesday afternoon in a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, show that chief executive officer and executive chairman Jay Schottenstein’s salary jumped more than 57 percent to approximately $ 10.2 million in 2018. The executive’s base pay was $ 1.5 million, but he received another $ 5.4 million in stock options and awards and $ 3.15 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation.
While the wages may seem high, it’s just a fraction of Walmart president and ceo Doug McMillon’s salary, which was $ 23.6 million the same year. Also on Wednesday, Lululemon released its executive compensation summary, with ceo Calvin McDonald making roughly $ 17 million a year. That’s more than four times the amount of former ceo Laurent Potdevin.
WWD: First, tell me a little bit about your new project, New Standard Institute.
Maxine Bédat: I started a sustainable fashion company called Zady. NSI, New Standard Institute, is the answer to the gaps that I was seeing in that work and how we could actually be able to move the industry forward.
What I identified as a real missing space is that there isn’t a lot of reliable information. One item that’s been thrown out there a lot, but I’m very pleased to see being debunked, is the industry being the second-most polluting industry. In my research I have found that that fact is not alone in not actually having a primary source associated with it.
WWD: I am aware of that; that nobody quite knows where that came from.
M.B.: Right. It’s just one of several examples. Another is that one in six people in the world works in some part of the garment supply chain. That is also something that there isn’t a primary source for. In fact, most of the statistics out there around labor, around the percentage of women in the industry, when you dig deep and try to find the reliable primary source, there isn’t one.
Warby Parker is renowned for great deals on stylish prescription eyeglasses. But did you know Warby also has a fantastic—and HUGE!—selection of sunglasses? It’s true. From Midcentury to Aviator and everything in between, with colored, smoked, and mirrored lenses, in all sizes and in most any price point.
If you thought Warby Parker was only a one-stop shop for great glasses, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Head on over to warbyparker.com today and discover nearly 40 sunglass frames and dozens of lens styles to suit your individual taste.
Warby Parker designs all of its sunglasses in-house and makes them with high-quality acetate. It’s durable, hypoallergenic, and capable of holding exceptionally rich colors, plus it’s made to last for years. Every frame is hand-assembled and polished. After the raw material is cut into shape using a CNC machine, it’s tumbled with wood chips and hand-polished with a German wax compound. Warby also uses stainless steel and titanium for metal-framed glasses, because of their high strength-to-weight ratio.
Then they custom-cut and polish the edges of your lenses, all of which are treated with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coatings. Warby Parker’s impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses block 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays. Lenses come standard with non-prescription glasses, but prescription lenses with all these features are also available (up to $ 120 extra). Once you choose your frames, simply upload an image of your eyeglasses prescription to your order (snap a photo or scan it in) and submit your doctor’s contact information. If you don’t happen to have your prescription handy, you can just send it to Warby Parker later.
I’ve Never Ordered Glasses Online. Help!
Online glasses have exploded in popularity over the last few years, and much of that is due to Warby Parker. The company was one of the pioneers of the online eyeglass market. Warby Parker makes the selection process simple by offering an excellent set of guidelines on how to choose the right glasses for you. Basically, there are five main rules to follow when buying new glasses:
Your pupils should be near the center of the lens
The lenses shouldn’t extend past the side of your face
Your eyebrows should not be inside the glasses; let ’em fly!
When you smile, your cheeks shouldn’t push the frames up
The frames shouldn’t slide down your nose
If you receive your frames and you love them but they don’t fit quite right, Warby Parker will fix the following issues at any of its retail locations, free:
The frames are too tight or loose behind your ears
The temples are too long or too short
The temples are too tight or loose at the side of your face
The frames are crooked or slide down your face
And if you’re not close to a Warby Parker location, most optical shops will make minor adjustments for free or a small fee. If they do charge you, WP will reimburse you up to $ 50 for a single adjustment within 30 days of purchase. Just email them the bill.
So if you still need to pick out a new visage for summer, head over to Warby Parker today and check out their huge selection of sunglasses. It’s a lot easier than you think. We’ve put together a selection of nine great sunglasses from Warby Parker below.
O CANADA!: Victoria Beckham will pack her clothing trunks and head to Toronto in November as the special guest in the fifth series of Suzanne Rogers Presents events, WWD has learned. An announcement is expected Wednesday.
Beckham follows in the path of Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa and Zac Posen, who have all taken part in the charity fund-raising series that Rogers started in 2010.
To date, Rogers’ events have raised more than $ 3 million for charities fighting children’s poverty and supporting a spectrum of health and education programs for young people.
The November edition will be cohosted by Rogers and the event chair, philanthropist Sylvia Mantella. The celebration will include an “intimate fashion presentation” with Beckham, followed by a seated luncheon, according to organizers.
“I am so pleased that Victoria has accepted the invitation to come to come to Toronto and deeply appreciate her personal commitment and generosity in supporting our children’s charities,” Rogers said.
Proceeds will benefit Camp Ooch, which gives children affected by childhood cancer unique opportunities for growth through special experiences, and The Penelope Neuroblastoma Foundation, which funds brain tumor research, and provides support for families affected by this type of childhood illness.
Additional child-focused causes and programs, the
Fabletics is flexing its retail muscle in New York. On April 27, the El Segundo, Calif.-based activewear line cofounded in 2013 by actress Kate Hudson and part of the TechStyle Fashion Group opens it first physical store at 577 Broadway in Manhattan.
In addition to offering the digital-first brand’s full range of activewear, the 2,743-square-foot SoHo pop-up will have several interactive features to bring its active lifestyle to life, including an Instagram-ready mini boxing ring with custom gloves, and medicine ball installation for on-the-spot crunches.
“We have such a large Tristate consumer base, going to New York was always something we wanted to do from the start,” said Hudson. “What’s exciting about doing the pop-up is we will be able to discover, if we are doing a long-term store, how big and where and what is the most strategic location for the customer. We are super-excited.”
Renderings of the Fabletics SoHo pop-up.
The opening kicks off the brand’s yearlong retail expansion, which will have it adding 12 stores to its 27 existing locations. In April, Fabletics will open SoHo, Jacksonville, Fla. and Austin, Tex. In May through June, locations in Pleasanton, Calif., Garden City, N.Y., and King of Prussia, Penn. will follow. It’s
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Just in time for National Lingerie Day, Chico’s FAS, parent company to women’s apparel and accessory retailer Chico’s, is launching bra and underwear brand TellTale.
The intimates line will start with seven collections, ranging from sexy to comfortable to functional. And with names like The Ghoster or The Romantic, the idea is to offer a little something for everyone.
“No woman is one thing,” Kimberly Grabel, general manager, or “ringleader,” of TellTale, told WWD.
TellTale’s Influencer collection.
The collections include a mix of push-up bras and bralettes in everything from cotton to see-through mesh, as well as underwear and bodysuits.
The target audience, Grabel said, is the “new adult woman,” somewhere between 30 to 35.
“She’s not fully set in her ways,” Grabel explained. “She hasn’t had kids yet. Or, maybe she’s had a baby, but she takes the baby out with all her friends on a Saturday night for dinner, because she’s in denial that this baby is going to change her life. So, she’s kind of in that life stage.”
The Lover collection is part of the new TellTale brand.
Mary van Praag, brand president of Chico’s other intimates and apparel brand Soma, will run TellTale. Products are available exclusively at MyTellTale.com,
Amber Slooten, Amsterdam Fashion Institute (Netherlands)
Amber Slooten graduated from AMFI in 2016 with a minor in Hypercraft, the school’s virtual design section, which was launched 10 years ago. During a gap year spent at MediaLab, a division of the Amsterdam University of Applied Science, she discovered a virtual design software named CLO3D: alongside game designers, interior designers and fashion branders, Slooten created a virtual reality fashion show named SecondSight, to be watched on mobile phones using 3-D glasses.
The project lead her to reconsider her design practice at AMFI. “We were creating so many clothes, I was forever dragging all these different collections on my bike for each project, and when the project was over they would just sit in my closet,” remembered Slooten. The student pushed her teachers to allow her to present an entirely digital graduate collection, projected via holographic layers onto a dancer, and ended up teaching a course helping students to use the CLO3D software. Since Slooten’s digital project, a number of other students were able to graduate without producing a physical collection of clothes, effectively changing the fashion school’s assessment methods.
Amber Slooten’s graduate collection at AMFI was presented in holographic form.
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J.Crew Factory just surprised us and extended its huge Spring Sale through Tuesday April 23. If you didn’t get the opportunity to score any amazing deals over the holiday weekend, there’s still time.
And the crew at Factory even sweetened the pot. In addition to 50 percent off sitewide—including suits, shorts, and staples—J.Crew Factory is now offering an additional 20 percent off many full-priced items, and an extra 50 percent off everything in its Clearance section! PLUS free shipping on all purchases when you enter the code FULLBASKET at checkout.
There’s really no excuse not to take advantage of this amazing deal. With spring in high gear and summer on the horizon, it’s time for a seasonal reset. And it’s never been easier or more affordable.
We’ve highlighted some of our favorite suiting options below, from flex-y cotton blends to crisp, casual linens to classic wool. Most are available in either Slim or Classic fits, so there’s guaranteed to be one just right for you. While J.Crew Factory suits aren’t available for the extra 20 percent off promo, these 50 percent off deals are much too juicy to pass up. And you should still apply the code FULLBASKET to make sure you get your suit shipped for free.
So head over to J.Crew Factory today. In addition to the suits, there’s a plethora of tee shirts, button-downs, shorts, chinos, and more to choose from.
Beauty’s obsession with CBD isn’t slowing down.
CBD — the shortened term for cannabidiol — has become one of the hottest ingredients in beauty, popping up in different types of skin care, color cosmetics and wellness supplements as consumer interest in the plant’s purported benefits increases rapidly.
Brands are tapping into cannabis and its many ingredient extracts with varying levels of CBD — including hemp seed oil, which contains no actual CBD — and now with the upcoming 4/20 “holiday,” brands are attracting customers with a slew of new products that promote relaxation, anti-inflammation and soothing qualities.
Read on to see how 11 beauty brands are cashing in on cannabis.
Heretic’s Dirty Grass contains CBD oil that is meant to be absorbed transdermally.
It was only a matter of time before CBD entered the fragrance space. Natural fragrance brand, Heretic, has released Dirty Grass, a “functional fragrance” that combines traditional scent with aromatherapy by using CBD oil, which is said to absorb into the wearer’s bloodstream. The earthy scent also includes notes of pink pepper, lemon, violet leaf and vetiver and retails for $ 85 for a 15-ml. bottle and $ 185 for a 50-ml. bottle.
2. Scotch Porter
For 4/20, men’s grooming brand, Scotch Porter, is hosting
This show season, for the first time, I was ashamed to work in fashion because fashion is becoming a dirty word. And the revolution is just beginning.
Last week, Extinction Rebellion, the activist group that has shut bridges and poured buckets of fake blood outside Downing Street, parked a giant pink boat in London’s Oxford Circus blocking the flow of commerce in one of most heavily trafficked shopping areas in the world. At the same time, members were protesting Shell Oil and fracking, they were staging a guerrilla-style runway show to highlight the fashion industry’s negative impact on the environment. That’s sobering.
Environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion held a fashion show in London’s Oxford Circus.
I first became aware of Extinction Rebellion during London Fashion Week. I was crossing the Thames in a ride share (at least I had that going for me) when we were stopped in traffic by the group. Its members had been protesting outside runway shows throughout the day, starting with Victoria Beckham and ending with Burberry. Escorted by police, they carried signs that read “Climate Emergency” and “This is Not a Drill.” My Uber driver rolled down his window to take a pink flyer:
“The fashion industry is
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning brands like Breitling and Montblanc but figured they were out of reach, this is the opportunity of a lifetime. Jomashop is having a huge sale on a remarkable selection of watches and accessories through April 19 only, with markdowns up to 77 percent off.
From classic task watches to luxury timepieces, get over to Jomashop right now and take advantage of these amazing deals. You can also finance your purchase with Affirm and get a monthly payment that’s totally manageable. And for a timepiece that you’ll be proud to show off for the rest of your life, maybe even pass on to your kids? It might be a bargain you can’t afford to resist.
All Jomashop watches come with a warranty. And Jomashop understands this is a high-end purchase that you’re going to want to appreciate immediately. So the company offers free next-day air delivery on orders over $ 1,000. Just use the code FREENDA. (For orders under $ 1K, you can get the same next-day treatment for $ 25 with the same code.)
Jomashop has been in the retail and wholesale trade of luxury goods such as watches, fine writing instruments, accessories, crystal, and gift items for well over 25 years. It’s an established company that you can trust. To Jomashop this means providing a combination of competitive pricing, honest and reliable customer service 24/7/365, and a state-of-the-art, New York City-based fulfillment center capable of delivering products all around the world.
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PHILADELPHIA — Emmy-Award winning style pundit, TV personality, fashion designer and New York Times best-selling author Carson Kressley was on hand Thursday night at Moulin at Sherman Mills, where he received Thomas Jefferson University’s 2019 Spirit of Design Award. Previously awarded to Stuart Weitzman, John Varvatos, Nicole Miller, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa, the honor is presented to designers who have made outstanding contributions to the fashion and design industry through innovation.
The audience, filled to capacity with students, parents and industry insiders, knew that that night was set to be anything but staid when the festivities were kicked off by Thom Filicia, Kressley’s original interior design cohort in their breakout show, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” and costar of their current show on Bravo “Get a Room With Carson and Thom.”
“Carson kind of tricked me into this,” said Filicia. “He originally told me this was the Spirit Awards. I was so excited! Ketel One vs. Grey Goose, which one’s going to win? And then I thought, wait, this is Spirit of Design Award. That’s great, too.” After a few minutes of good-natured quips that kept the audience in hysterics (“Carson told me he has an honorary doctorate
MILAN — Ports 1961 is parting ways with its women’s creative director Nataša Čagalj.
A Central Saint Martins graduate, the designer joined the company in 2014 as creative director, succeeding Fiona Cibani, who held the role for four years.
“We are very grateful to Nataša for the outstanding work achieved during her tenure and wish her a bright future,” said Ports 1961 vice president Marc Boelen in a statement where the brand also highlighted Čagalj’s strategic role in kicking off a new chapter for the brand, “combining luxurious fabrics with a modern design.”
Čagalj unveiled her last collection for the Ports 1961 label last February with a runway show at London Fashion Week.
Prior to joining Ports 1961, Čagalj worked with Nino Cerruti and Peter Speliopoulos when he was appointed creative director of Cerruti Arte in Paris. She was then Alber Elbaz’s right-hand designer at Lanvin until she moved in 2005 to Stella McCartney, where she was head of design until 2012.
According to Ports 1961, a successor will be named soon.
Previously designed by creative director Milan Vukmirovic, the brand’s men’s line was discontinued last year and replaced with Ports V, which includes bi-monthly, unisex capsules. Vukmirovic is the creative director of the new brand.
These days, guys may sometimes wear watches for show, but for the aviators over the past century, the timepieces made a real difference. Chronographs, tachymeters, and all the other complications you’ll find in the best pilot watches are time-tested tools for keeping an aviator in the air—but can also be useful in your everyday life.
“Pilot watches are one of the coolest gear watches because they have this rich history that’s dictated their design,” says the founder and CEO of watch retail site Crown & Caliber Hamilton Powell. Cartier created not only the first pilot’s watch, but one of the first-ever wristwatches—called the Santos—in 1904 for famous Brazilian pilot Albert Santos Dumont, who was struggling to read his pocket watch mid-flight. Unlike many round pilot watches today, it had a square bezel and Roman numeral hour markers. “Today, onboard computers take care of the necessity of the pilot watch, but the spirit hasn’t been lost,” Powell says.
But if you’re considering a pilot watch, there are a few things you should know before you buy. If you’re looking to use all of a pilot watch’s capability, consider one with a chronograph—a stopwatch function controlled by two pushers on either side of the crown. A tachymeter—denoted by small markers on the dial starting at 12:00—can help you read distance over time. Some digital watches also display altitude, temperature, and barometric pressure. If you’re looking for one that just looks great on your wrist, be sure to choose one with a diameter that isn’t wider than your wrist itself. Watches between 38 and 42 millimeters wide are a safe bet for most guys.
“These watches are casual enough for a T-shirt, but can also look great with a suit,” Powell says. “And they can easily showcase their personality at a glance.” If you often wear a button-up shirt, choose one with a slim case. Sportier watches with large cases and busier dials often look better with casual attire, while simple, slim watches with fewer complications are a safer bet when wearing a sport coat or a suit.
No matter how you wear them, scroll down to see our list of the best watches to consider—whether you’re looking for all the functionality or want one that has a pilot watch-inspired style—starting at under $ 200.
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With only weeks to go, designers and A-list stars are heading into crunch time before the 2019 Met Gala.
While the Met Gala has a 71-year history of producing the most over-the-top high-fashion red carpets , this year’s theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” should result in a particularly unexpected red-carpet scene. Met Gala alum such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Blake Lively and Rihanna are famous for taking the theme head-on. Rihanna for one, all but broke the Internet in 2015 when the red carpet had to be cleared so she could take those iconic steps wearing a yellow, fur-lined Guo Pei cape with a seemingly miles-long train — and let’s not forget her 2018 look for the “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Image” exhibit: fashion pope.
Before “camp” comes upon us on May 6, WWD is looking back at 49 unforgettable Met Gala looks, from Princess Diana’s risqué John Galliano Dior slipdress to Kim Kardashian’s much-memed Givenchy gown with affixed gloves. Click the gallery above to see them all.
Read More: Everything You Need to Know About the Met Gala 2019
Blake Lively in Versace at the Met Gala 2018.
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Wardrobe, the peer-to-peer digital marketplace to rent women’s and men’s clothing and accessories from people’s closets, has struck a fashion and sustainability partnership with The Gregory Hotel in New York. This is the first hotel partnership launch for Wardrobe.
The way it works is prior or during a stay at The Gregory at 42 West 35th Street, hotel guests can reserve items from the Wardrobe app, and the items will be delivered to them at their hotel room for the duration of their stay. After wearing, they can leave it in the hotel closet or with the concierge. The partnership begins Monday.
Asked why they decided to partner with Wardrobe, Yaniv Packin general manager of The Gregory, said, “As a sustainably minded hotel, this partnership with Wardrobe was an exciting opportunity to be a first mover in the industry and offer our guests an unforgettable experience during their stay. As a hotel we are trying to showcase more sustainable and mindful ideas from hosting an Earth Day event with @insteadofmovement and hosting mindful events including a gallery featuring the work of jewelry designer Ariana Ost.”
Adarsh Alphons, chief executive officer and founder of Wardrobe, added, “We hope to learn a lot from this
Momoa shaved his beard to help promote awareness of plastic waste around the world and encourage people to recycle and ditch single-use water bottles. On Instagram, Momoa wrote: “Let’s make a positive change for the health of our planet. Let’s clean up our oceans our land. Join me on this journey. Let’s make the switch to infinitely recyclable aluminum. Water in cans, not plastic.”
Momoa shared a video of the shave, using a Braun Multi-Grooming Kit to get it done. And, we’ve gotta say, he looks damn good. Check out the video:
To answer Momoa’s call to cut out plastic, here are some ways you can get it done—and go one step further by investing in a reusable water bottle and eco-friendly straws:
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NEW YORK CALLING: Savile Row tailor Ozwald Boateng will hit New York on May 5 with an immersive fashion experience at the Apollo theater in Harlem, showcasing the brand’s women’s collection.
The show will be a celebration of culture, diversity, music, history and fashion and mark the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, “starting with a short film on Africanism, and guiding us into the future of artificial intelligence,” according to the company.
VIPs within sports and entertainment are expected to appear at the former Givenchy designer’s runway show, the brand added.
Boateng, whose parents immigrated to the U.K. in the Fifties, was the youngest designer of African descent to open a business on London’s Savile Row. He founded his company in 1995, and was part of a new bespoke movement that catapulted him to international recognition.
Known for his bright flashes of color and twist on classic British tailoring, his brand offers in-store bespoke services as well as ready-to-wear men’s wear and items such as ties, shirts and knitwear.
NEW CHAPTER: Schiaparelli is parting ways with its design director Bertrand Guyon after four years.
“The Schiaparelli house is grateful to Bertrand Guyon for his contribution to the haute couture activity of the house, in close collaboration with the creative studio and the atelier of the Place Vendôme house,” the brand, owned by Italian entrepreneur Diego Della Valle, said in a brief statement.
Though Guyon was also nominally responsible for the brand’s high-end, ready-to-wear collections, it is understood the couture division was his main focus.
He explored founder Elsa Schiaparelli’s obsessions, including astrological signs and flowers, with theatrical designs staged for the last two seasons at the Paris Opera house. His designs won favor with celebrities including Tilda Swinton, Celine Dion and Lady Gaga.
Helen Mirren in Schiaparelli Couture at the 2019 Oscars.
Delphine Bellini, chief executive officer of Schiaparelli, plans to increase the visibility of the ready-to-wear line, released in drops called Stories, through pop-up events this year. Among the house’s other plans is a collaboration with the Paris Opera on its 350th anniversary gala on May 8.
Guyon joined Schiaparelli from Valentino, where he helped to shape the couture and ready-to-wear collections under creative directors Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri. A graduate
You haven’t worn a Polo like this before: Today, Ralph Lauren is launching an all-new version of its iconic Polo shirt made entirely from recycled materials and dyed through an innovative process that uses no water. It’s called the Earth Polo, and it represents a fusion of Ralph Lauren’s heritage aesthetic with the company’s larger commitment to sustainability. It’s all a part of the fashion retailer’s bold plan to shrink the ecological impact of its apparel.
“Ralph Lauren will commit to removing at least 170 million bottles from landfills and oceans by 2025,” David Lauren, Ralph Lauren’s chief innovation officer, said in a press release. “Plastic waste is a major issue threatening the environment—we want to be part of the solution.”
The fashion industry has a notoriously large carbon footprint, but the Earth Polo uses two innovative techniques to combat the harmful ecological effects of clothing production. First, the shirt is made from thread derived entirely from plastic bottles, and each shirt contains about 12 bottles’ worth of recycled plastic on average. In addition to using recycled materials, the shirt also addresses another glaring ecological issue in clothing production: dyeing fabrics. According to analysis from Smithsonian, one T-shirt can average out to 120 liters of water used and 0.01 kilograms of carbon dioxide emitted per wear—and that’s just from the dyeing process alone. To lessen the impact of the Earth Polo, Ralph Lauren has introduced an innovative dyeing process that eliminates water use altogether.
In the past, Ralph Lauren has used the Polo to support other key causes, such as global disaster relief and the Pink Pony Fund for cancer care. This time around, the company partnered with First Mile, an organization that works with entrepreneurs in low-income communities to collect plastic bottles. Those bottles are then recycled and processed into high-quality yarn, which in turn becomes the fabric used in the Earth Polo.
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Seventy-one years of the Met Gala have produced some of the most iconic red carpet fashion moments of all time. Think: Rihanna in that yellow Guo Pei cape with its endless fur-lined train back in 2015. Some Met Gala looks, however, haven’t quite stuck in the cultural lexicon.
Ahead of this year’s “Camp: Notes on Fashion” — which will surely usher in a meme-worthy fashion parade that’ll have social media buzzing — WWD is taking a look back at some Met Gala red carpet fashion moments you probably forgot even happened.
Read More: Everything You Need to Know About the Met Gala 2019
Take for instance, Chloë Sevigny’s casual brown jacket paired with a beige midi skirt for the “In Style: Celebrating 50 Years of the Costume Institute” exhibit in 1998. Granted, Sevigny has sported this look in the earlier days of the Met Gala, when there was no physical red carpet and the event itself was less of a media spectacle.
In 2005, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen made their Met Gala debut in romantic looks that are a stark difference form the cerebral looks we see the CFDA Award-winning designers wear today.
Chloë Sevigny at the Met Gala in 1998.
Ralph Lauren Corp. is throwing its considerable muscle behind the sustainability movement, and is using its signature polo shirt to drive the message home.
The company will today introduce the Earth Polo, its classic polo shirt silhouette that has been created with thread derived entirely from recycled plastic bottles and dyed in a process that uses no water.
“Ralph Lauren will commit to removing at least 170 million bottles from landfills and oceans by 2025,” said David Lauren, chief innovation officer of the company. “Plastic waste is a major issue threatening the environment — we want to be part of the solution and utilize an innovative approach to create something valuable.”
The Earth Polo, which is made from an average of 12 plastic bottles, was produced in partnership with First Mile, an organization that focuses on sustainability and positive social impact. The nonprofit works with entrepreneurs in low-income communities to collect recyclable plastic bottles, which are then processed and turned into high-quality yarn and later, fabric.
Lauren likened the product to an Impossible Burger, a popular nonmeat patty that has the texture of actual hamburger, adding that the shirt “feels like a regular polo shirt” and adheres to the company’s high-quality and craftsmanship requirements.
This. Is. Huge. J.Crew Factory always has a killer selection of stuff, but right now you can get 50 percent off everything at J.Crew Factory. You read that right: EVERYTHING. The sale includes recently added styles in the New Arrivals section, as well as suits, shirts, shoes, jeans, swim trunks, chinos, and accessories, too.
No matter if you’re trying to update your spring wardrobe, pick up the perfect pair of board shorts to last you through the summer, or just get your hands on some real steals, head to J.Crew Factory before this weekend is out. This sale only runs through midnight on Sunday, April 21, so regardless what you’re on the hunt for, the time to hunt is now. This big sale happens just twice a year, so why wait?
J.Crew gear is always done with an eye on style and sensibility. The quality is renowned, so you know if you pick up a pair of chinos or a dress shirt they’re going to last for years. And the staples are impossible to deny. Things like tee shirts, underwear, and socks are always on point, and always well-made. So right now is time to finally relegate that dingy old used-to-be-white tee to the rag bin and pick yourself up some brand-new gear.
And the suits! There’s an amazing selection of suits and jackets on sale, and they’re all 50 percent off. Wool, Pique Flex, Linen, Seersucker—you name it, it’s on sale. Planning a wedding? You can even get your groomsmen tuxedo’d up—but only if you strike now.
You just can’t afford not to check out J.Crew Factory this weekend. Regardless if you’re shopping for pants, shoes, shirts, or shorts; suits, ties, floral prints or solids, you can find it at J.Crew Factory. And it’s all half price.
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Festival season is finally here, and so, too, are a number of fashion trends.
Coachella weekend one saw the emergence of a number of trends, primarily in the hair category, as influencers and guests looked to accessories, classic styles and colorful looks to complement their festival gear.
A go-to festival style, textured waves left its mark at Coachella, with many taking a grungy and grittier take on the classic beach waves with hair that looked like it had been dipped in a swimming pool prior to styling.
Others went for bold, colorful looks with balayage highlights and full coloring in pastel hues of pink, purple and blue.
Read on to see the five key hair trends that emerged at Coachella.
1. Pastel Hues
Lottie Tomlinson at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019.
Sophie Simmons at the 5th Annual ZOEasis Party, at Coachella 2019.
Winnie Harlow at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019.
Jenn Im at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019.
2. Loose Braids
Shay Mitchell at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019.
Kathryn Newton at Coachella 2019.
Khanh Duong at Coachella 2019.
3. Gritty Textured Waves
Aimee Song at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019.
Jasmine Tookes at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019.
Danielle Herrington at the Revolve Party at Coachella
As Paris — and the world — continued to reel from the fire that devastated Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday, designers reacted to the blaze and shared their memories of the famed landmark, the center of the City of Light.
Ralph Lauren: “We always remember where we were when tragedies occur like yesterday’s devastating fire in the cathedral of Notre-Dame. I was in a design meeting when one of my French team members uttered a cry and said, ‘Notre-Dame is in flames.’ We watched together on her iPhone as that towering spire, a landmark of Paris for centuries, collapsed. It was difficult to return to work thinking of all our friends and colleagues in Paris and in France who have suffered this loss so personally. Our thoughts are with them and our strong belief that Notre-Dame will rise from the ashes and continue to inspire not only the strong faith and resiliency of the French people, but all of us from around the world who have been touched by the beauty and history of that remarkable edifice.”
Diane von Furstenberg: “Watching it burn yesterday was heartbreaking.
“But it is standing and will be rebuilt.
“Notre-Dame de Paris is Paris.
“It is also the Victor Hugo book
Renowned for its rugged workwear, Carhartt makes a surprising amount of gear and apparel that’s fantastic for warm weather months. So we decided to share with you nine of Carhartt’s best summer clearance items, all on sale right now.
From shorts and t-shirts to shoes to polos, Carhartt’s warm weather gear is just as well made as its legendary dungarees. And while it all maintains that hard-working aesthetic, with plenty of earth tones and natural fibers, there’s a good amount of performance apparel as well. With cotton/spandex blends that move with you to moisture-wicking and odor-trapping polyesters, Carhartt gear is as versatile as it is tough. So it’s great for almost any outdoor occasion.
No matter if you’ve got a long day in the yard ahead of you, or a lazy afternoon hanging around on the lawn, Carhartt gear is comfortable, stylish, and durable.
We stuck with lightweight, spring and summer-ready gear for this roundup. However, if you love Carhartt’s amazing year-round, all-weather workwear as much as we do, the Clearance section is loaded with 77 items like coats, boots, flannels, and base layers on sale for up to 50 percent off right now. So it’s a great time to stock up on gear you’ll need year-round. There’s even activity-specific gear like wading bibs on Clearance.
If you love Carhartt as much as we do, you may want to consider up for its Ground Breakers Loyalty Program. You’ll earn points on the gear you already buy and stuff you already do, like writing a product review, taking a survey, and updating your profile. Rack up enough points and use them to get even more Carhartt stuff—like exclusives you can’t get anywhere else. Want to sign up? Anyone 18 years or older, living in the contiguous United States and Canada, can join.
So check out some of our favorite summer gear from Carhartt below. And if you’re like us, you’ll be checking back on the Carhartt Clearance page often. It’s a gold mine.
Here’s a little something to make your day a bit brighter — or a lot – Jeff Goldblum and his wife, Emilie Livingston, acting like high school sweethearts who are deeply in love. Jeff and Emilie were strolling down Melrose Ave. Tuesday in L.A.,…
The Met Gala countdown is on.
With less than a month to go to the 71st annual Met Gala, news on attendees, designers and the exhibit itself are coming to light as viewers speculate who will win the red carpet — many guessing Rihanna, yet again — and who will be attending.
This year’s theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” gives fashion designers and celebrities room to experiment with extravagant, avant garde costumes. With Lady Gaga, Blake Lively and Katy Perry confirmed in attendance, we can expect some out-of-this world looks.
From which designers are dressing the red carpet to the Costume Institute’s exhibit itself, here is everything you need to know about this year’s Met Gala.
When and where is the Met Gala?
The Met Gala will be held on May 6 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. While the event is sold out, individual tickets went for $ 35,000 and tables of 10 went for $ 200,000 or $ 300,000.
What is this year’s theme?
In October 2018, it was revealed that this year’s Met Gala theme and Costume Institute exhibit will be “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” Andrew Bolton, head curator at the museum, has taken inspiration for the exhibit from Susan Sontag’s instrumental 1964 essay, “Notes on Camp,”
A catastrophic fire took hold of the Notre Dame Cathedral, one of Paris’ most iconic landmarks on Monday.
The blaze set off on Monday afternoon and continued to rage throughout the evening. Thousands of onlookers in the City of Light watched from the bridges and sidewalks as the building’s famed spire, which painted the Paris cityscape for more than 800 years, collapsed into the flames. No casualties have been reported and there has been no cause for the fire cited at press time. The 14th-century French Gothic building, with its pointed arches, intimidating gargoyles and rose windows was immortalized in film and literature, most notably in Victor Hugo’s classic novel “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”
Designers and dozens of members of the fashion industry have taken to their social media feeds in tribute to the French landmark. See their posts here:
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Notre Dame de Paris in flames ! How terribly terribly sad ! 800 years of history …treasure of the world….Quasimodo, Esmeralda … Victor Hugo… …all in smoke .. so so sad
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There’s nothing better than a great product that also respects planet Earth. One of our favorite brands, Allbirds, is celebrating Earth Day this year by partnering with the Audubon Society to release a collection of shoes inspired endangered birds around the world.
The collection is made of up of five distinct shoes that will be released each day this week in the lead-up to Earth Day, Monday April 22. The first shoe, the Painted Redstart Tree Runner, (below) drops today (4/15).
Inspired by and bringing awareness to endangered birds, the limited collection comprises five different color combinations for the Allbirds’ popular Wool Runner and Tree Runner shoes. The colorways are based on the various birds themselves, and pictures of each style will be available at allbirds.com as they become available each day.
The Painted Redstart is based on the Allbirds Tree Runner. The breathable and soft Tree Runner is a naturally-derived and renewable shoe made from responsibly grown and sustainably harvested Eucalyptus fiber. Its laces are 100 percent post-consumer recycled polyester—one plastic bottle becomes one pair of durable shoelaces. Tree Runners insoles are lined with with Allbirds’ proprietary merino wool, providing softness and all-natural moisture wicking and odor reduction. For comfort and cushioning, castor bean oil is used rather than petroleum-based foam, which cuts carbon output.
The rest of the limited edition Allbirds Earth Day lineup is below. Keep checking back every day this week at Allbirds to shop the rest of the new styles.
All proceeds from this limited edition collection (all are $ 95) will be donated to the Audubon Society.
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Louis Vuitton and Lauren Santo Domingo, cofounder and chief brand officer of Moda Operandi, are collaborating on a digital film showcasing the French house’s iconic Capucines bags.
The editorial short film follows Santo Domingo through her day in New York, highlighting the versatility of the Capucines. It shows her working on her computer and sipping coffee on her terrace, commuting to work and hailing a cab, making decisions about fabric swatches, going to a restaurant for lunch and dressing up and going out at night — each time wearing a different Capucines bag. Seven bags are featured. She’s also dressed in Louis Vuitton pre-fall 2019.
This is the first time Santo Domingo has partnered with a fashion house on a campaign.
Moda Operandi clients and their personal stylists will have direct access to Louis Vuitton sales teams to purchase the Capucines bags. The retail price of the bags range from $ 4,750 to $ 7,450.
Lauren Santo Domingo in a still from the film, featuring the Louis Vuitton Capucines bag.
“The Moda client has always had an appetite for luxury. She is also technologically adept, and looks for the path between iconic heritage brands like Louis Vuitton and modern e-commerce. My job is to forge that path,
LONDON — British men’s wear brand Ben Sherman has signed a multi-year agreement as an official supporter of Team GB for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games, and beyond. An announcement is expected Monday.
The clothing brand, known for its slim-fitting silhouettes, will create exclusive looks to be worn by the British athletes during the official opening ceremony. It will also create an additional Olympic capsule collection for retail in May 2020. Proceeds from the sales will support British Olympians.
Mark Williams, creative director of Ben Sherman said: “The design elements will hold true to the spirit of the Olympics and Great Britain. We want the athletes to feel an immense sense of achievement and unity while representing the nation during the opening ceremony.”
Cory M. Baker, chief operating officer at Marquee Brands, parent of Ben Sherman, said: “It’s a time to come together with pride and root for the athletes and icons that represent each country. The heritage of Ben Sherman embodies the spirit of the U.K. and gives us the opportunity to celebrate Team GB with amazing designs and fashion pieces.”
Tim Ellerton, British Olympic Association commercial director said, “We are already excited about the designs they have in mind.”
This is the second time
Dodgy skies don’t mean you have to go out looking like it’s laundry day. Designers are mixing hydrophobic fabrics in with their top-of-the-line threads. So, whether you’re headed to the office, a weekend getaway, or even a rainy run, here’s how to stay dry and keep your style on point. Here are our favorite looks for spring 2019.
There’s zero doubt Kylie Jenner’s fully behind her man Travis Scott … but surprisingly, the Adidas ambassador’s also kicking it with Nike. Kylie and Travis were seen out shopping over the weekend in Bev Hills and appeared to be in great…
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In recognition of Mother’s Day, Onia is releasing a Mommy & Me capsule collection of swimwear with Christy Turlington Burns’ nonprofit organization, Every Mother Counts to help every mother make childbirth and pregnancy safe. The capsule will be released April 16.
The Onia x EMC collection includes three of Onia’s essential “Kelly” one-pieces matched with their “Ava” girls style. The suits feature the EMC Mother’s Day rose symbol and signature color palette.
The Kelly will retail for $ 195 and the Ava for $ 75 on onia.com.
Mommy & Me styles from Onia x EMC capsule.
Onia will be donating 50 percent of proceeds to the foundation. Every Mother Counts educates the public about maternal health, engages individuals to advocate for the well-being of mothers, and invests in community-led programs to improve access to essential maternity care.
Nike is getting artistic for Earth Day thanks to a collaboration with artist Steven Harrington.
The sports giant teamed with the Los Angeles-based painter to create a capsule collection intended to inspire love for the planet. Harrington is best known for his colorful California-inspired psychedelic pop works that often include dog and palm tree characters, an aesthetic he transferred to three Nike footwear models.
The Nike Flyleather by Steven Harrington collection includes an Air Force 1, a Blazer and a Cortez, each of which were created using Nike Flyleather, a proprietary sustainable material that uses at least 50 percent recycled leather.
Harrington said Nike reached out to him about a year ago to see if he’d be interested in working on the project, “and when it hit my desk, I was so excited,” he said. “I’m such a fan of the brand and the topic itself.”
Although he has worked with Nike in the past, the “different scope” of this project, and its overriding message about sustainability really hit home.
Harrington admitted that translating his art to footwear required a different mind-set. “In the initial concepting and talking with the designers within Nike,” he said, “I took the notion of footwear completely out of my
The thing about Todd Snyder clothing is not only does it look great, it’s also extremely well-crafted. Much of it’s made from fantastic materials and clever patterns you just don’t see anywhere else. From supple chinos to killer blazers to Todd’s legendary collaborations, this is couture that’s not just stylish, but made for everyday. It’s affordable, too. And you wouldn’t have to look hard to find gear that’s far more costly and not nearly as high quality. It’s quality fashion made for the modern guy.
There’s even an entire section of the site dedicated to brands, where you’ll discover great curated collections from legendary fashion names such as Blundstone, Filson, and Red Wing to respected newcomers such as Mack Weldon and Scosha.
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Rounding off a week of retail boss compensation reveals was department store chain Nordstrom Inc.
Co-presidents Erik, Pete and the late Blake Nordstrom each made around $ 4.4 million last year, down from $ 5.6 million in 2017, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Some of this was made up of stock options, the full value of which might never be realized due to fluctuations in stock prices and vesting schedules.
The brothers, who are great-grandsons of the company’s founder, John W. Nordstrom, ran the company together as co-presidents from 2015 until Blake’s unexpected death in January following a short battle with lymphoma. Pete and Erik will continue as co-presidents of the business.
Under SEC rules, the company also identified the median pay for all employees, other than Erik, who ranks as principal executive officer. The worker in the middle of the bell curve at Nordstrom was paid $ 34,454 — putting the top executive’s pay at 129 times the median. This included part-time and seasonal workers.
NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: Candice Swanepoel has new representation.
The Victoria’s Secret model and founder of swimwear brand Tropic of C has signed on with Creative Artists Agency for representation in all areas.
Swanepoel will continue to be managed by Marlon Stoltzman. She’s been on Forbes’ “Highest-Paid Models” list every year since 2010, and although she’s best known for her work as an Angel, Swanepoel has appeared in campaigns and on runways for Chanel, Fendi, Tom Ford, Givenchy and many more.
Last year was a big one for the South African model. She became a mother of two, after giving birth to her second child in June; launched Tropic of C, and put her Village Green penthouse condominium up for sale in April — with a price tag of $ 1.89 million.
When speaking to WWD about her swimwear company in 2018, she explained that the throwback feel of Tropic of C makes her suits stand out.
“We bring a modern approach to vintage classics and a mix of European elegance with Brazilian ease,” Swanepoel said. “We focus on distinct fits — it features a high-cut leg, some corset-type tops and references to the Eighties and Nineties.”
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We spend a lot of time thinking about how to spend our money, but we rarely think twice about how to carry it around. Like a window into your life, a wallet can say a lot about you. A worn, basic bifold bursting with receipts might imply one thing—and a slim, classic card case another. No matter what kind you prefer, a good wallet should be sharp, durable, and easy to use. But that doesn’t mean you need to empty your wallet to buy your next one—although the wallets at the end of this list are certainly tempting. Your next one should fit your lifestyle. Whether you’re climbing the face of a mountain or the corporate ladder, we’ve got the best wallets no matter your top priority: stashing your cash, protecting your information, keeping all your valuables in one place, making a statement—or all of the above.
Types of Wallets
A good wallet should fit your lifestyle, so think about what you’ll be using your wallet for: stashing your cash, protecting your information, consolidating your valuables, making a statement—or all of the above. A leather bifold is the standard go-to for a slim, back-pocket wallet. Trifolds are sometimes a bit bulkier, yet more narrow and easy to fit in your pocket. Card cases are ideal for carrying in your front pocket, and card cases work well if you want to keep everything in one place. In any case, let your day-to-day needs lead the way.
What Kind of Leather Wallet?
When looking for leather, check the tag for quality indicators. “Genuine leather” isn’t certifying that the leather is real—it’s an actual grade of leather, typically the lowest quality used for consumer sales. Top grain, the most common leather, is often buffed down to remove blemishes. And full grain is the best quality that shows the full depth and texture of the hide. If you want the best, look for this term on the inside of the wallet.
How to Care for Your Leather Wallet
If you do opt for a leather wallet, always follow the care instructions included with the piece. But if you want to give your wallet a quick refresh, remove all your cards and cash, wipe it down inside and out to remove any debris, and use a soft cloth (an old T-shirt will do the trick) to apply leather conditioner or mink oil to keep your wallet hydrated to prevent dryness or cracking—and to give it a rich color that will develop more and more over time.
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Next week, Bergdorf Goodman will launch “Designers Off Duty,” a monthly series that will showcase the hidden talents and hobbies of such designers as Phillip Lim, Jason Wu, Sander Lak of Sies Marjan, Adam Lippes, Wes Gordon of Carolina Herrera, and Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia of Oscar de la Renta.
Lim will kick off the series Monday night with a cooking class for VIP customers and friends, featuring recipes from his recently launched cookbook, “More Than Our Bellies.” Guests will be invited to an intimate dinner at the Bergdorf Goodman restaurant where recipes from Lim’s cookbook will be served. There is no charge to participate and it’s open to a mix of VIP customers, friends of the brand and media.
“We have had a long partnership with BG, they have been supporting the brand for over a decade, and I am excited for the opportunity to share a more personal side of myself with my cookbook,” said Lim. “‘More Than Our Bellies,’ is a vehicle — much like my clothes — to continue to express love.” Lim said he’s eager to outfit his customers with clothes for the day and nurture them with food for the evening “as it is all
PARIS — Grace Kelly’s wardrobe is coming to Granville.
Beginning April 27, the Christian Dior Museum, located in the designer’s family home in Granville, Normandy, will welcome more than 85 dresses from Kelly’s personal wardrobe, as part of an exhibition dedicated to her close relationship to the house of Dior.
“Grace of Monaco, Princess in Dior” will showcase the large collection of Christian Dior pieces previously owned by Kelly, carefully preserved at the Monaco palace since her death in 1982. Running until Nov. 17, the exhibition is timed with what would have been her 90th birthday.
The Hollywood actress, who starred in Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” in 1954, chose to wear Christian Dior as she entered into Monegasque royalty, following her marriage to Prince Rainier III in 1956: she appeared in a Dior gown at her engagement ball held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York that year, and chose the “Colinette,” a haute couture creation from Christian Dior’s fall 1956 collection, to wear in her first official portrait as Princesse Grace of Monaco.
“Grace Kelly’s relationship with the maison Dior reveals the central place the house occupied in fashion at the time,” explained fashion historian Florence Müller, who curated the exhibition. To prepare the
Ever wonder how some guys end up with those super-bright smiles? They may tell you they’ve been brushing twice a day and taking good care of their teeth all their lives. But don’t you believe for a minute that’s the whole story. Chances are, they’re using a teeth whitener to erase everyday stains and brighten their teeth.
There are a bevy of products on the market that promise results. From whitening toothpastes and strips to all-natural charcoal powders to full-blown peroxide/UV treatments, there are so many options out there you’ve really got no excuse not to be using one of them on the regular. Especially if you enjoy a nice Malbec now and then, puff the occasional smoke, or drink coffee every morning. There’s no reason to feel guilty about any of that; we all do it.
Over time, these indulgences will absolutely discolor your teeth. Illness and even some medications can yellow your teeth, too. And simply getting older causes worn-away enamel to appear dull over time.
Don’t stop enjoying your life. Instead, stop acting like there’s nothing you can do about your teeth. There is, you can, and you should try one of these modern teeth whiteners. It’s important to find a brightening system that doesn’t just bleach your teeth—which can actually harm your enamel, causing pain and more problems down the road.
If you want to see results fast, check out this list of fast-acting teeth whitening products. Which tooth whitener is the best for you? There’s only one way to find out.
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SECURITY MEASURES: Following Friday’s lockdown after reports of an active shooter on campus, officials at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Public Safety department have amped up its standard safety workshops and tutorials.
Students and faculty were advised to shelter in place late in the day Friday, while the New York Police Department investigated the matter at the West 27th Street campus. At 6:40 p.m. police officials said there was no active threat and one person was in custody. The lockdown was lifted after 22-year-old Noah Lee was apprehended by police at the Barnes & Noble store in Union Square. Holding what turned out to be a pellet gun, Lee had posted a video of himself aiming at doors inside the school on social media with the caption, “School shooter, thank god it’s Friday.”
FIT has nearly 1,000 faculty members and close to 8,900 students. Mario Cabrera, director of FIT Public Safety, said Wednesday, “With a multi-building campus that includes residence halls, all in the middle of New York City, FIT has always made the safety and security of its community the highest priority. We need to have secure places to allow teaching and learning to go on. With that said, after an incident
Looking for the next influencer to collaborate on its Aqua collection, Bloomingdale’s tapped Helen Owen, whose Instagram account has 1.5 million followers, for her love of travel and comfort.
Owen’s blog showcases her enviable life with posts about trips to Malta; Tulum in Mexico; Bora Bora, and the Maldives, where her wardrobe invariably consists of midriff-baring tops and low-slung pants, off-the-shoulder cropped tops, shorts and bathing suits — lots of bathing suits.
“I’m a traveling creative still seeking an appropriate job title,” Owen said, adding that she’s most commonly referred to as an influencer, but sees herself as somewhere between an influencer, model, blogger and designer.
Designer is a word that’s been resonating with Owen. Her Helen Owen x Aqua collection will be available at Bloomingdale’s stores nationwide on Friday. The collection includes everything for a beach getaway to an appearance at Coachella, where Owen will be on Friday, “promoting the collection hard core.”
“I can’t just wear shorts and a T-shirt,” Owen said. “I like feeling a little more polished. I went to Bloomingdale’s with a mood board of what I wanted and their mood board was very similar.”
A white eyelet cropped top, lemon-print minidress, striped bustier and matching pants, and red skirt
Ready for spring? J.Crew Factory is. Take 60 percent off select styles of shirts, pants, shorts, and more. It’s time to put winter in your rearview, and pick up new gear with bright colors, winsome prints, floral shirts, twill pants, and lightweight sweaters.
All the attention at this event is focused on the blooming colors of the season. From button-downs and pullovers to chinos, joggers, t-shirts, windbreakers, and more, there’s a huge selection of merchandise marked down 60 percent. There’s even a surprising selection of shorts and swim trunks that are just right for summer.
We even found some sunglasses and cloth belts that are ideal for warmer weather, so you may as well stock up. Summer clothes will not be this affordable again this year.
Select styles are 60 percent off at J.Crew Factory. But this event is so far-reaching even New Arrivals are marked down up to 60 percent. And if you shop the Clearance section, you can take an extra 40 percent off by using the code BLOOM.
So head on over to J.Crew Factory today and take advantage of awesome deals on spring-ready garb. Here’s a selection of some of the great deals you can find for up to 60 percent off this week.
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As part of its grand renovation, Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York flagship will open an 800-square-foot “Saks Sun Bar” on the main floor on Friday.
The launch will include new sunglass brands; a 40 percent increase in styles; monthlong gift-with-purchases for select brands; Sam Teich customized hand-painted sunglass cases, and an exclusive in-store partnership with the brand, Ditto.
Ditto offers face analysis, frame recommendation and virtual try-ons in 180-degree angles. The facial analysis technology scans, detects and analyzes the customer’s facial shape and measurements, and recommends frames based on their findings.
Among the brands are Dita; For Arts Sake, exclusive to Saks for 2019; Loewe, and Versace. Other notable collections are Linda Farrow Precious Lens Kennedy Sunglasses, made from 18 to 22-carat rose-gold-plated lightweight titanium and retailing for $ 1,135; Tom Ford Antibes with 200 inlaid stones; Moncler Genius capsule, and Fendi x Gentle Monster collaboration.
The Saks Sun Bar is located adjacent to handbags.
Dudley Stephens, a direct-to-consumer lifestyle fleece brand, will open a 600-square-foot pop-up shop at 400 Bleecker Street in New York today. The brand earlier this year opened The Townhouse, a brand discovery space at 2 Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, Conn.
The Bleecker Street pop-up will stay open until May 5.
Dudley Stephens — whose collection is completely fleece — designs tops, dresses and outerwear for women and children. The clothing is made sustainably in Brooklyn from recycled yarn. The women’s line features such items as fleece cowl necks, outerwear, blazers, vests, ponchos, turtlenecks and cardigans. Retail prices range from $ 128 to $ 188.
The brand was founded three-and-a-half years ago by sisters Lauren Stephens and Kaki McGrath, with a conscious mission to make fleece fashionable. The sisters, who would spend summers on their parents’ boat and would wear a zip-up fleece, always wondered, “Why can’t this be a little cuter?” said McGrath, cofounder and chief operating officer.
The concept appears to be catching on.
Some of the Dudley Stephens looks.
Stephens, cofounder and chief executive officer, attributes the company’s success to Instagram. “We’ve done a lot with with influencer outreach and lifestyle and fashion bloggers,” she said.
They did a collaboration with two bloggers, Lemonstripes.com and HappilyEvaAfter.com
Does your bed make you happy? When was the last time you bought new sheets? Chances are, it’s time for an upgrade. (Hey, it couldn’t hurt). You could easily spend hundreds on your new sheet set—but why? These top-rated sheets at Amazon have over 50,000 reviews and get a solid 4.4 out of five stars—and they’re on sale right now, starting at just $ 17.
Made of a synthetic brushed microfiber polyester material that’s as soft as silk and smooth as satin, Mellanni 1800 sheets are hypoallergenic, stain-resistant, and made to last wash after wash. And that’s not just sales-pitch jargon; these are the opinions of literally tens of thousands of satisfied customers. And at this price, you can’t afford not to find out for yourself if the raves are true.
If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, or are just ready to ditch your grubby old sheets, Mellanni 1800 Bed Sheets are a perfect upgrade. There are nearly 40 colors and prints to choose from. The polyester microfiber is more durable than cotton, and as long as you wash them in cold water and tumble dry them on low, they’ll remain stain-, wrinkle-, and fade-resistant for years. Even if you’re happy with the sheets on your bed, these sheets are perfect for kids’ beds, ideal for the guest room, and perfect as a back-up set.
Sizes are as follows:
Twin (from $ 17) – 1 flat sheet 66″x96″, 1 fitted sheet 39″ x 75″, 1 pillowcase 20″x30″ Twin XL (from $ 30) – 1 flat sheet 66″x102″, 1 fitted sheet 39″ x 80″, 1 pillowcase 20″x30″ Full (from $ 27) – 1 flat sheet 81”x96””, 1 fitted sheet 54″ x 75″, 2 pillowcases 20″x30″ Queen (from $ 30) – 1 flat sheet 102″x90″, 1 fitted sheet 80″ x 60″, 2 pillowcases 20″x30″ King (from $ 30) – 1 flat sheet 102″x105″, 1 fitted sheet 78″ x 80″, 2 pillowcases 20″x40″ California King (from $ 33) – 1 flat sheet 102″x108″, 1 fitted sheet 72″ x 84″, 2 king size pillowcases 20″x40″ Split King (from $ 30) – 1 flat sheet 108″ x 102″, 2 fitted sheets 39″ x 80″, 2 king size pillowcases 20″ x 40″
These prices are particularly notable because even as the size of the sheets increases—and from Queen on up, you get two pillowcases—it stays right around the $ 30 mark. And unlike many sheet sets, the fitted sheets here feature an elastic band all the way around, rather than just the corners.
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FASHION ON POINTE: Three designer labels are pitching in to help young ballet stars pursue their dream at this year’s Youth America Grand Prix.
Monse’s Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, Carolina Herrera’s Wes Gordon and The Row’s Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen have each designed one-of-a-kind tutus that will be auctioned at the YAGP’s April 18 “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” gala and performance. The designer component is a new initiative called “Beautiful at the Ballet.” Once the tutus are displayed at the gala, they will be auctioned online via Charitybuzz. Proceeds from the auction will benefit YAGP educational programs to help up-and-coming dancers.
This year’s 20th anniversary YAGP is a sold-out event which will feature a mashup of YAGP young finalists and members of the international ballet circuit’s establishment performing. Guests will be the first to see “Porte Rouge,” a collaboration between Mick Jagger and Melanie Hamrick. Jagger-orchestrated Rolling Stones music will be paired with choreography by Hamrick and Jenn Delifice. Jagger and Hamrick, an American Ballet Theatre ballerina, have a toddler son, Devreaux. Organizers were not certain Monday whether Jagger, who is recovering from recent heart surgery, would be able to attend to see the work that he and
HONG KONG — The line of kids snaked down the narrow slope on Cochrane Street, waiting to get into a smallish two-story space decked out like an old VHS store from the Nineties.
It was the first pop-up for Drew House, Justin Bieber’s new clothing line, and nobody in line wanted to miss out. While the brand and its beige and yellow hoodies might have been inspired by the San Fernando Valley, it was in the Far East that fans first could snag the gear.
“The turnout was overwhelming to be honest,” said Ryan Good, cofounder of Drew House. “We couldn’t imagine the size of the crowds that gathered. We were truly blown away.”
Further pop-ups in other Asian cities and Western Europe may be in the works, Good said. Hong Kong was done rather “on a whim,” he said.
However, Hong Kong has attracted a slew of brands choosing to make their retail debut far away from the usual launchpads of New York, Paris or London.
In March, Palm Angels by Francesco Ragazzi opened its first global flagship here. Heron Preston showed up for the celebration, recalling the scene a few months earlier when Preston debuted his own first store on the same street.
In a perfect world, you’d be able to summon your dermatologist at a moment’s notice, getting an instant prescription or professional treatment upon first sight of a pimple. Nay, in a perfect world, you wouldn’t get the pimples in the first place. But life isn’t perfect, and blemishes happen unpredictably, and seemingly always at the most unfortunate moment. That’s why you have to rely on over-the-counter and on-the shelves remedies to neutralize volcanic pimples and blitzkrieg breakouts. These topical acne products use hard-nosed ingredients that help clear pores, calm irritation, and prevent further acne and agony.
Since we’re all in the market, here are our favorite topical acne treatments—including cleansers, spot treatments, and serums—that work quickly against acne. Stock up now, to ready yourself for the unpredictable and untimely breakout.
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Marc Jacobs and Char Defrancesco’s wedding this weekend brought out stars, models and fashion insiders — and their Instagram posts did not disappoint.
The fashion designer and his longtime partner — who famously got engaged via a Prince flash mob at Chipotle last year — hosted their wedding reception Saturday night in New York at The Pool, bringing together some of their famous friends, such as Naomi Campbell, Emily Ratajkowski, Kate Moss, Kaia Gerber and Gigi and Bella Hadid and more.
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The star-studded affair also included many of Jacobs’ fellow fashion designers, like Dior Men’s artistic director Kim Jones, and Kenzo and Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon.
From an elaborate cake-cutting performance to the otter monogrammed sweatshirts given as wedding favors, many guests took to Instagram to document the night and to share their well wishes with the couple.
Read on to see more Instagrams from Marc Jacobs and Char Defrancesco’s wedding.
Is Olivia Palermo rethinking the online shopping experience?
The fashion entrepreneur, whose collaboration with the late Karl Lagerfeld’s brand bows in June, is preparing to unveil an e-commerce platform, WWD has learned. The platform will live on Palermo’s web site and will have a multibrand boutique element. It will focus on bags, shoes and accessories to start, and will include collaborations that Palermo has created, including her forthcoming one with the Lagerfeld label.
A pop-up box on Palermo’s web site was an indicator that a change to its content was in the works. “Big things coming soon,” reads the box, which prompts users to sign up for e-mail alerts.
The web site currently includes clips of Palermo’s modeling and design work, as well as general information about her. There is also a link to her collaboration with sunglass brand Westward Leaning; however, users aren’t yet able to shop the collection on Palermo’s site and are instead redirected to Westward Leaning’s.
As the note on her web site indicates, big changes are in the works at Palermo’s brand. The forthcoming e-commerce platform is said to be complemented by and grounded in editorial content. It is not yet clear exactly what kind of content Palermo will
Socks are often an afterthought. But if you think of the foot as one of the most important parts of the human body—it supports your full weight, keeps you upright, and helps you twist, turn, walk, run, jump, and more—socks become a hell of a lot more important, huh? And the more time you spend on the court (or trails or treadmill), the more you realize that skimping on footwear can be a true detriment to performance, increasing your risk of blisters, pain, and even injury. Plus, no one wants to strip off wet, soggy socks post-workout. You need performance socks.
Fortunately, dressing your dogs doesn’t have to mean scouring department store shelves for the latest sport offerings . There are plenty of high-end brands with affordable options you can shop online. Here are seven of the best performance socks for the most common sports and disciplines. Put your feet first so you can focus on the game.
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Fur industry advocates plan to continue to turn up the heat on the New York City Council, in response to its proposal for a bill that would ban the sale of fur apparel.
Initially put forward by Council Speaker Corey Johnson and City Council members Mark Levine, Fernando Cabrera, Justin Brannan, Helen Rosenthal and Robert Holden, the proposal has since been moved to the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing for further discussion.
If approved, violations would be punished by a civil penalty of no more than $ 500 for the first violation, and no less than $ 500, but no more than $ 1,500 for subsequent violations. Fur apparel sold or offered for sale would be subject to seizure and forfeiture.
Nancy Daigneault, vice president of the Americas for the International Fur Federation, said Friday that a number of furriers and other fur advocates have met with their respective council members and have contacted their offices. “In the last week, furriers have been picking up the phone and calling themselves and meeting with City Council members in their district, or sometimes staff if the members aren’t available,” she said. “We’re hopeful that the city will listen that it’s an ill-conceived ban. It will shut
Gloria Steinem talked passionately about what’s most important now at Eileen Fisher’s “Women Together” initiative Friday.
Steinem was the featured speaker at a full-day program intended to empower women to find their voices and connect with one another. The ticketed event, with 90 attendees, was also live-streamed before an audience of 235 people. It took place at the Eileen Fisher Learning Lab in Irvington, N.Y.
“I believe a collective energy emerges when women connect with other women,” said Eileen Fisher, founder and chairman of her brand. “Our Women Together events offer meaningful opportunities for women to connect more deeply — with themselves and one another.” She said her goal is to do these events once a month.
Titled “Revolution From Within,” the event was filled with women from several generations sitting in talking circles. The day also featured writer Jamia Wilson and international 5Rhythms movement leader Amber Ryan.
Steinem, who has been leading women in the movement for decades, was asked by Antoinette Klatzky, executive director and co-creator of the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute, what’s important in this moment about women coming together.
“Well, that you do it,” said Steinem. “We are communal animals as human beings. We can’t function all by ourselves. There’s a
We should stop making resolutions in January, and instead time them for spring. Everything is uplifting once the clouds clear and the flowers bloom. Our minds open, along with our senses, and optimism smells all the sweeter now than in the doldrums of winter. This season is also when the best spring colognes make their debut—or when the classic ones come out of hiding and add even more zest to the air. Notes of bergamot, lavender, vetiver, and eucalyptus hint at warmer days ahead, which is why we love that they shine in these seven scents.
If you’re in the market for a new signature scent, here’s an intoxicating roster of new bottles, as well as some rousing classics (plus one remix). These are the spring colognes that should be on every man’s radar.
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Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka is now playing on Team Nike — although some were looking for her to go a different direction in the ultracompetitive world of sports marketing deals.
Nike revealed its partnership with Japanese-born Osaka, the world’s number-one women’s single tennis player, on Thursday. But fans will have to wait until the Stuttgart Grand Prix, which begins April 22, to see the 21-year-old tennis player on the courts in Nike gear.
The news came as a bit of a surprise as many thought Osaka was courting a new corporate beau.
In September, after Osaka nabbed the U.S. Open title from Serena Williams, Osaka was rumored to be in talks with rival Adidas for an apparel endorsement worth an estimated 6.5 million pounds, or $ 8.5 million. She already had a deal with Adidas, but the rumored arrangement would have made the tennis star the highest-paid female athlete ever to sign with Adidas. Osaka was also seen sporting Adidas apparel as recently as January while competing in the Australian Open.
While Nike nabbed Osaka, the jilted Adidas had some blockbuster news of its own — which it chose to release the same day the Nike-Osaka tie-up was announced.
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LIVING THE BRAND: Levi’s vice president of global innovation Paul Dillinger spoke quickly and passionately about how the fashion industry can take steps to become more sustainable, closing out the two-day Sustainable Business and Design Conference on Thursday night at F.I.T.
Wearing a white cottonized hemp jacket from the Levi’s Wellthread x Outerknown spring/summer collection, he told attendees that by touching it they would understand the possibilities of making the fabric into something lovely and soft (and not scratchy). The company’s first foray into the use of a new form of “cottonized hemp” denim — hemp that’s been altered to feel just like cotton, Dillinger’s embroidered trucker jacket has removable metal hardware for recyclability.
He also highlighted the company’s commitment to innovation and sustainability. Dillinger stressed the need to embrace circular industrial systems to reduce pollution rather than because “you want an excuse to grow.” Environmental issues such as deforestation and desertification are offshoots of overproduction. Dillinger suggested fashion companies and designers adopt the decluttering mantra from Marie Kondo, asking themselves pre-production if the item will bring people joy.
Dillinger spoke of how the fast-fashion industry has an incredible appetite “that is on steroids at this point.” In addition, the media reach of
Zachary Levi is soaring to new heights in Shazam!, as the reluctant superhero of the same name who steadily comes to terms with his newfound powers. And when he came to set for our April cover shoot, Levi seemed none too reluctant about his stellar sky-high pompadour. His Hollywood hairline is a power he’s been wielding for years, and this style is easily adaptable for guys with similar hair structure.
Here’s how you can get it for yourself—and how to maintain Levi’s lived-in scruff, too. We got insight on both from Bradley Smith, creative director of his eponymous London salons Bradley Smith Hair at both Heathrow and Sofitel Heathrow.
Smith says this pompadour quiff works well with many types of hair textures—you just might have your own unique variation on it—like slightly less volume or bounce.
“Wavy, medium-density hair is the best suited for this look,” he adds. “In this case, you can work with your hair’s natural movement in creating texture and volume, which is fundamental for the lift in the quiff. However, too much weight in the front will cause the quiff to collapse.”
He notes thinner hair will be easier to style, but lacks the natural texture, volume, and buoyancy that define this style. Curly hair is tougher, too, although Smith says you can work with your natural growth patterns and modify it in a way that suits you.
Most importantly, Smith encourages men with receding hairlines to avoid the style “at all costs”: “It will ultimately expose your recession points, as hair is pushed up and back over,” he says.
What to Tell Your Barber
Smith says to ask for a #2 buzz around the back and sides. “Or you can opt for the scissor over comb method for a softer, more natural approach,” he says. “You want to keep around three inches in length up top to create the lift in the fringe, however, too much weight in the front will cause the hairstyle to collapse.”
Then, up top, the barber should use texturizing shears to add some dimension to the style. This won’t compromise the overall length, though.
He or she will then need to blend the sides: “This will create a subtle contrast, but maintain the classic appearance,” Smith says. “It’s important to keep the style in proportion, which is achieved by cutting the overall crown shorter than the fringe in front.” It helps emphasize the height of the pompadour.
How to Maintain the Cut
“Visit your stylist every four to five weeks,” Smith says. “You’ll clean-up the sides, remove excess weight from the top, and retexture it.” He warns that any neglect to get it cleaned up at proper intervals will only cause the weight in front to fall flat.
How to Style Your Look
Start with towel-dried, slightly damp hair. Then, give it a few spritzes with some sea salt spray (try Bumble and bumble Surf Spray), as a pre-styling agent. “This will give your hair volume and provide additional hold throughout the day, as well as flexibility in styling,” Smith says.
Next, blow it dry, and use a vent brush (like Baasha Medium Vent Brush) to push your hair up and over. Smith says to follow your hair’s natural growth pattern. “Blow-drying this fringe will create the shape and the roundness of the pompadour quiff.”
Apply a matte paste (we like Imperial Matte Pomade Paste) to finish—just a dime-sized amount to start. You can add more as needed. Warm it up in your palms to activate it, then apply it through the hair starting from the back of the crown, moving forward to the fringe (this adds lift, instead of pressing it down from the front and moving back). Target the roots: “This will provide added control over your style,” Smith says. “Use your fingers to add texture by working with your hair’s natural movement.”
Then, to actually sculpt the quiff, Smith says to work with the shape that you formed with the hair dryer and brush; the hair should still want to naturally fall this way since you only recently set it. Now, work it all back into place, to create the height. A final light coat of hairspray (try Sexy Hair Play Dirty Dry Wax) should preserve its hold all day.
How to Get Levi’s Stubble
A stubbled face paired with the quiff gives an overall low-maintenance style, says Smith. The scruff complements an otherwise classic hairstyle, and together they create definition and a bit of grit.
Smith says to trim every other day to maintain this length, and focus on keeping a clean neckline each time. Shave or trim it all the way down, to avoid a neckbeard.
And, as a bonus tip: Be sure to hydrate the skin here, just as you moisturize the entire face. “This will also encourage strong hair growth, keeping ingrown hairs away,” Smith says.
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Milly is checking its options.
The contemporary brand is said to be struggling with a cash crunch and slower sales and is in talks with multiple potential investors, according to several sources.
One source familiar with the process said at least one of the buyers was “nontraditional.” That’s in keeping with general trends in the dealmaking market, where many of the usual buyers for fashion brands have been burned by deals in the past and are steering clear of them or being very choosy.
It’s an opportunity that’s brought some new names to the sector, for instance, Mudrick Capital Management, a distressed-debt specialist that last year took a stake in Proenza Schouler.
Milly was founded by creative director Michelle Smith and her husband and brand president Andrew Oshrin in 2001. But the two are now said to be in the midst of a divorce, complicating the picture at the company.
There have been several warning signs from the company this year.
Milly opted not to stage a runway show during New York Fashion Week in February. It was also sued in New York state court last month by public relations and marketing specialist HL Group, which claimed it was owed $ 113,000 in retainer and consulting fees
Levi’s is betting big on Bieber, Hailey Bieber.
The American denim giant, which launched its initial public offering on March 21, sending shares soaring, has tapped the model/influencer as the first face of its most iconic product, Levi’s 501s. The Hailey Bieber for Levi’s 501 campaign launches today, just ahead of festival season, and will continue to roll out through May 20 to mark the date when the original riveted blue jeans were patented 146 years ago.
Campaign images feature Bieber wearing Levi’s styles she has customized with her name and hints of neon, including the original 501, the 501 skinny and 501 shorts.
“I’ve been wearing 501 cutoffs since I can remember..they make me feel like me,” said Bieber, who confessed that the first pair of Levi’s she ever had she stole from her dad. “I still wear them today.”
“Hailey has been wearing our icons, Levi’s 501s and 501 shorts and trucker jackets, without us having to ask her to. She’s a real authentic fan,” said Jennifer Sey, chief marketing officer of Levi Strauss and Co. Indeed, shortly after marrying last fall, she made headlines for wearing an oversize Levi’s trucker jacket customized with the name “Bieber,” confirming the news.
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It might not have been the decadent “Hotel California” that the Eagles sang about, but it was a close second.
When Roger Vivier brought its roving brand experience Hotel Vivier to Los Angeles on Tuesday night, guests never wanted to leave. The party was staged at the 11,000-square-foot, Holmby Hills château built for the founder of Architectural Digest in the Nineties, and inspired by Versailles and the Petit Trianon. Inside, each room was kitted out in cinematic form, starting with the pale pink hotel reception, with cubbies full of Très Vivier pumps, that looked like something out of Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
<br />Outside the Hotel Vivier Los Angeles cocktail party on Tuesday.
The Hotel Vivier Los Angeles cocktail party in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Greeting Mandy Moore, Christina Ricci, Skyler Samuels and others by the grand staircase, creative director Gherardo Felloni, on his first trip to L.A. since starting with the brand, looked every bit like a film director, to which he’s often compared. “I am very inspired by Hollywood,” he said, sharing that some of his favorite films are from the Eighties, including the black comedy “Death Becomes Her” starring Meryl Streep, and Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice.” Cohosting the
This weekend, Fred Segal will unveil its third L.A.-area store in Malibu, a 4,000-square-foot, sun-filled shop that is designed to be a beacon of SoCal style, down to the branded beach buggy parked outside. Never mind that Fred Segal the man is long retired, and that most of the clothing in the new store bearing his name isn’t even from here. Revealed just last week, the retail chain’s third new owner in seven years is counting on the fact that the name has a life of its own, conjuring palm trees, sunsets and surf — at least in its stores on the other side of the world.
For some in L.A., the Fred Segal name conjures only memories. Segal ushered in L.A.’s first designer jeans craze in the Sixties, creating a denim bar concept that welcomed The Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Jackson 5, then pioneered the shop-in-shop phenomenon at his retail centers on Melrose Avenue and later in Santa Monica. When the ivy-covered Melrose Avenue landmark was the temple of cool in the Eighties and Nineties, it was name-checked in films such as “Clueless,” “Legally Blonde” and “Less Than Zero,” and became the de-facto wardrobe department for such influential TV
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LIFE IS REALLY GOOD: Two years after she designed a T-shirt for the sportswear brand Life Is Good, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman is art it again.
To celebrate its 25th year, the Boston-based company has recruited Aly Raisman and Dunkin’ to try to jump-start a nationwide movement. Collectively with its brand partners, consumers are being challenged to share #SomethingGood. Some might say the former Olympian did just that last year, when she testified against now-convicted former physician Larry Nassar. This Life Is Good-led effort is designed to support children in need.
The aim is to spread the power of optimism so that more individuals will achieve a happy and fulfilling life. That objective has been the brand’s mission since it started years ago. Running through September, the campaign is designed to shift the societal narrative from negative to positive. For every #SomethingGood that is shared online, the company will donate $ 1 to the Life Is Good Kids Foundation. The goal is to reach donating up to $ 1 million.
In addition, 100 percent of the net profits from a new Life Is Good limited-edition #SomethingGood T-shirt will be donated directly to the Life is Good Kids Foundation. The $ 28 T-shirt is available for men
The rose, one of nature’s great paradoxes — exquisite in its physical beauty and fragrance, whether hearty and bold or apparently delicate, yet dangerous and ever ready to draw blood.
That dichotomy has made roses a source of fascination throughout history. Countless cultures and religions have celebrated the glorious bloom, spinning tales around its creation and imbuing it with all kinds of meaning, the most constant, as a symbol of passion, love, eternity. Yet the rose has always had a rueful side to which creatives have long been drawn — painters, poets, playwrights and more drawn to its mystery, moodiness and in-full-view decay. Among those variously smitten: Yeats, Tennessee Williams, Robert Mapplethorpe and Mike Fleiss — the genius who created “The Bachelor.”
Fashion, too, has long romanced the rose. While that thought of rose-bedecked clothes might, at first, conjure images of sartorial schmaltz, the reality is in fact as varied as the flower types itself with designers, like other artistic types, often focusing on the bloom’s moodier incarnations. Such was the case with fall, a season in which roses bloomed everywhere, including on the runways of some of fashion’s most provocative and powerful creators. Miuccia Prada, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli, Antonio Marras and
Look, some scalps are just oily. And when the hairs grow up and out of that scalp, they tend to be oily, too. It’s a fact of life, and nothing to be ashamed of.
If your scalp—and your hair—are on the oilier side of life, then you’re quite familiar with the symptoms: The main one is looking like you haven’t shampooed for 3 weeks, despite having washed your hair five hours ago. Your hair is rarely voluminous and texturized, because it’s weighed down by the rapid sebum production in your scalp. And then, when you do shampoo, it’s parched and dull, at the other end of the spectrum. (For all of a few hours, before it’s greasy again.)
It’s easy to combat this higher-than-most oil production, and in some cases, the scalp can be “reset” or trained to produce less sebum. Just put the following products to work (along with the advice scattered throughout), and you should be on your way to healthy, hydrated, controlled hairstyles—on the daily.
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Delivering Good has selected its honorees for the annual Women of Inspiration fundraiser on June 12. The event takes place at the Pierre Hotel in New York.
The luncheon will honor Lece Lohr, president of Justice, a subsidiary of Ascena Retail Group, Inc., and Maria Montano, president and chief executive officer of Gerber Childrenswear.
There will be a special luncheon tribute to the legacy of Edyth Bush of The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, which has played a key role at the state and local levels to develop leadership in the nonprofit sector and to address the most pressing community needs. It is a longtime supporter of Delivering Good.
Jennifer Dulski, head of groups and community at Facebook, and the author of “Purposeful: Are You a Manager or a Movement Starter?,” will be the featured speaker.
The luncheon’s host will be Thomas P. Farley, an etiquette expert, speaker and author who is known as Mister Manners and writes the “What Manners Most” newsletter.
Luncheon tickets are $ 375 and tables start at $ 7,500.
Since 1985, the charity has distributed over $ 1.8 billion of donated product through its network of community partners.
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Main message: Taiwanese designer Shueh Jen-Fang takes fragments of childhood memories and turns them into avant-garde collections. For her latest offering she put her stamp on an innocent picnic, with sweet, pastel lace dresses paired with candy-striped blouses. True to form, nothing was quite as it seemed, with acid-washed denim skorts that were so low-waisted they put on display the granny panties attached underneath. Plush balloon dresses had boning to create voluminous, sculptural shapes, while tweed tops were shrunken into tiny, frill-adorned bandeaus. The show closed with a vinyl puffer coat with a hood that zipped all the way up to create a cartoon-like character, and a white split cape that billowed behind like a pair of angel wings.
The result: The collection struck just the right chord between the bizarre and charmingly unique, a weirdly fun take on a fairy-tale-like dreamscape.
MILAN — In conjunction with the international World Autism Awareness Day, Sunnei is launching on Tuesday a limited-edition capsule collection of unisex T-shirts.
With only 100 available, the T-shirts feature five graphics reproducing the drawings by a group of children supported by Il Cerchio Colorato, a social cooperative focused on helping those kids affected by autism. In particular, last May Sunnei organized a workshop at Il Cerchio Colorato’s headquarters, where children had the chance to express their creativity by decorating with watercolors and markers a Sunnei T-shirt featuring the graphic of a smartphone.
Among the T-shirts selected, Sunnei creative directors Simone Rizzo and Loris Messina chose five graphics, including one showing the North American continent and another with a boat.
“The main idea behind this initiative was to develop a creative project involving these young kids,” said Rizzo, underling that Sunnei has traditionally embraced a “lively attitude to develop serious things.” In addition, Rizzo added that Sunnei, through initiatives like this one, also likes to “bring a touch of humanity to the business, doing something with meaning and leaving a tangible mark.”
Sunnei T-shirt developed with Il Cerchio Colorato.
All the proceeds from the sales of the capsule — each T-shirt, produced by J6
If you’re ready for all-day comfort and all-weather versatility, then put those big, heavy boots back in the closet until fall. Where the gym and the trail meet the sidewalk, that’s where you’ll find these seven versatile spring sneakers, perfect for active guys on the go.
Cross trainers are all the rage these days, and with good reason. Their versatility is the key; whether you’re crushing a HIIT workout, pounding squats, or just pounding the pavement, a good cross training sneaker should take you wherever you need to go. They also provide excellent support for whatever adventure awaits.
Most of these options take advantage of the trendy blend of knit comfort with performance details. Responsive footbeds, fantastic support, and breathable and lightweight materials were our touchstones in putting together this list. All-day comfort was a must.
As with most sneakers, there are plenty of color and style options to personalize any of these shoes. We chose these subtle colorways, full of blacks, greys, greens, and blues, so you can wear these sneakers most anywhere. In the right environment, you could even wear them to the office.
Dr. Phil’s upper lip is as bald as the top of his head now — he’s kissed his iconic mustache goodbye … or at least it looks like he has. The good doc’s showed off his apparently clean-shaven mug on Twitter, posting before-and-after pics that…
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J’ADIOR LA MER: Dior is expanding its beach collection with the opening of dedicated Dioriviera spaces from mid-May in 44 points of sale worldwide.
Eight stores will carry merchandise, including T-shirts and tote bags, bearing the name of the destination where they are sold. These branded products will be available in pop-ups in Porto Cervo, Forte dei Marmi, Mykonos and Ibiza, and Dior boutiques in Saint-Tropez, Marbella, Capri and Portofino.
Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director for women’s wear at Dior, has beefed up the capsule line with graphic pieces inspired by Toile de Jouy and Ballets Russes costumes. Accessories such as the Dior Book Tote, Walk’n’Dior sneakers and woven bracelets feature the name of founder Christian Dior.
The Porto Cervo, Forte dei Marmi and Mykonos pop-ups will run from mid-May to late September, while a new temporary space in Ibiza will be open from early June to September. A selection of products will go on sale online in Europe and the U.S. from May 11.
Dior introduced the beach collection at its pop-up store in Mykonos last year, joining the ranks of luxury brands courting customers in summer holiday destinations with in-season merchandise and convenient temporary locations.
Pietro Beccari, chairman and chief executive officer of
At first glance, designer Natalie Ratabesi’s latest collection for her line Tre by Natalie Ratabesi was instantly invigorating, the racks in her showroom filled with a bold palette of reds (pinks to maroon) and even fluorescent orange. Ratabesi explained the red hot palette stemmed from the Netflix documentary, “Wild Wild Country,” while inspiration from the Eighties influenced her designs and gold jewelry laden models of her look book.
For fall, Ratabesi explained she wanted to reinforce her strengths. Strong pants — pink denim in lieu of blue, a great new band pant with adjustable Velcro sides on the waistband to wear higher or lower on the hip, and updated combat pants — as well as layering pieces inspired from men’s wear. Tailoring proved strong once again, like a burgundy suit set styled ever so cooly under a standout new cropped little poly padded jacket. Whether it was her colorblocked blouses or sensual, fluid gowns, Ratabesi’s collection continued her strong, and very cool, point of view through refreshing designs.
PARIS — Chloé is heading east. The French fashion house plans to unveil its resort collection in Shanghai on June 5, marking Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s first personal appearance in China since being appointed creative director in 2017, WWD has learned.
“It’s the first time Chloé is staging a catwalk show outside Paris in the history of the house,” said Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye, chief executive officer of Chloé.
While it will also mark the first time Chloé shows a pre-collection on the runway, de la Bourdonnaye said the event was a one-off, for now. “It is not a strategy to necessarily stage a show for the pre-collection. It was more: We want to do something special in China for the Chinese Chloé girls,” he explained.
The resort season has become an important showcase for luxury brands, with houses including Chanel, Dior, Prada and Louis Vuitton staging major shows. Ramsay-Levi was in Shanghai in January to draw inspiration for the show, said de la Bourdonnaye, emphasizing that the idea originated with its local team.
“One-hundred percent of the Chloé organization in China is Chinese,” he noted.
It’s an important distinction in the wake of the recent cancellation of Dolce & Gabbana’s planned tribute to China last November, which
Columbia is one of our favorite outdoor gear companies, and right now this legendary brand is blowing out a massive portion of its men’s line. So get over to Columbia.com today and check out these sales and deals.
There’s a particularly great selection of winter apparel that’s marked down drastically. From waterproof boots to weather-resistant pants and jackets, right now you can score a sweet deal on hundreds of items at Columbia.
So if you’ve been trudging through this winter with leaky boots and a frayed coat, or even if you’ve just been eyeing a particularly fine outdoor garment at Columbia, the time to act is now. We found five awesome picks we’d love to get into by the time next winter rolls around. A couple of them, we’re ready to rock right now.
Young M.A is treating herself for her upcoming birthday … throwing down fat stacks of cash for some insane custom jewelry that’s guaranteed to outshine any of her other presents!!! We’ve learned the “OOOUUU” rapper dropped a whopping $ 140,000 on a…
Kappa is embracing its Italian soccer heritage with today’s launch of the Kappa Kalcio collection. The performance soccer collection — soccer in Italian is “calcio” — has been given a streetwear twist with oversize logos emblazoned on the pieces in fluorescent colors. The collection includes a track jacket and pants, T-shirts, shorts and a tank as well as soccer accessories including high socks and even a soccer ball. Prices range from $ 22 to $ 109.
The collection will be sold on the Kappa web site as well as at its global retail partner, Sneakersnstuff’s shops in New York, Los Angeles, Stockholm, London, Paris and Berlin.
Lorenzo Boglione, vice president of sales at Basic Net, which owns Kappa, said: “Soccer has been an integral part of Kappa’s history, and also its current success. We are excited to globally launch the Kappa Kalcio collection, which helps us continue to push forward. We will use this capsule as a tool to reimagine performance product while making something that is just as comfortable and stylish off the pitch.”
Name: The Dallas
Main message: Fumie Tanaka’s modern take on classic style elements was foreshadowed by its venue: a French restaurant with mosaic tiled floors, arched doorways and Art Nouveau hanging on the walls. But when the lights went up, the opera changed to thumping bass and the models strutted around corners in looks that showed a deft mix of the traditional and the now. Long, flowing dresses in rich hues and floral prints shared the runway with leopard-print pantsuits with lace overlays, sheer, slinky knits and workwear-inspired jumpsuits. Tanaka expertly mixed print and texture, incorporating plush faux fur, ivory and black checked wool, sky blue chiffon, and metallic lamé. Track pants with lace side stripes and oversize proportions on basic jackets gave classic pieces an air of modern, streetwear cool.
The result: Tanaka turned out a solid, cohesive collection of versatile separates that meld femininity and a relaxed, street-ready sensibility.
FASHION BUILDING BLOCKS: As a former model, Siamanda Chege understands the global scope of fashion and is trying to use that knowledge to help orphaned children in her homeland of Kenya.
Her nine-year-old label Bebe Ravi is sold in select specialty stores with more than 10 percent of all purchases benefiting the Patrick Chege Memorial Orphanage that she started in impoverished Nakuru, Kenya. The area has an unemployment rate as high as 40 percent and many of the women are widows due to the AIDS epidemic. Bebe Ravi pays its workers a living wage and provides them with free meals. In addition to helping these sole breadwinners with access to income, the company’s strategy aims to help propel the community forward.
Based in New York, she travels back to Kenya seven to 10 times a year. Nine years into the primarily knitwear business, the founder has added a cut-and-sewn woven division, which are being made by younger women between the ages of 18 and their early 30s. Many of them are young mothers whose education stopped after attending secondary schools, Chege said. Guided by her and her design team, the new recruits have learned to cut patterns and other skills necessary for
Whether you’re looking to save or splurge on a new watch, the smart way to get your money’s worth is to find one that’s not only sharp, but versatile, too. If you’re not sure where to start, dive watches are always a smart choice. “They’re built to withstand the pressures of a deep-sea dive, but are often inspired by classic designs,” says watch expert and stylist Seth Howard. “So, they look just as good with a two-piece suit as they do with a dive suit.” Whether you’re looking for something sporty or sophisticated, we’ve assembled a comprehensive list of the coolest amphibious timepieces on the market—from most affordable ($ 100) to the most luxe (around $ 5,000).
Celine Dion’s voice is the second most beautiful thing about her! Here’s a 19-year-old version of the “My Heart Will Go On” singer rockin’ brunette waves back in 1987 (left) and 32 years later … the glammed up gal — who just turned 51 years old this…
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As any die-hard “Game of Thrones” fan knows, winter is coming. Now, so too is the popular franchise’s first makeup collection.
The hit HBO series has teamed with Urban Decay for a makeup line inspired by the show’s Seven Kingdoms and women of Westeros. The collection gives a nod to many elements of the show, including Emilia Clarke’s “Mother of Dragons” character and the houses of Targaryen, Lannister and Stark.
In a dramatized video featuring the “Game of Thrones” much-loved intro music, Urban Decay revealed today on its Instagram the full 13-piece collection, which will be released on April 14, the same day the show returns to HBO for its eighth and final season.
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You're in the great game now. The moment you've been waiting for is FINALLY here—your first look at the ENTIRE Urban Decay | Game of Thrones collection! From the shores of Dragonstone to the frozen lands beyond the Wall, this collection was inspired by our favorite places in Westeros and the strong women of the Seven Kingdoms. This is a LIMITED EDITION collection, available GLOBALLY starting April 14th. @gameofthrones #FORTHETHRONE #URBANDECAY #MAKEUP #BEAUTY #GOT #GAMEOFTHRONES
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Name: Noma T.D.
Main message: Masako Noguchi and Takuma Sasaki have been designing their brand for more than a decade, but their latest collection was the first one they presented at Tokyo Fashion Week. First they showed a short film directed by Rinko Kawauchi with music by Hiroshi Fujiwara. Titled “Harmony,” it showed simple, everyday scenes at a family country house and the surrounding wilderness as winter changes to spring.
Next, a black curtain opened to reveal eight models in relaxed, outdoorsy Noma T.D. looks. A pajama-like set of flannel pants and a shirt in a big, bold check pattern was paired with a black fishing vest for men, while a gray, navy and dark green floral print satin dress peeked out from under a plush wool coat for women. There was also a blue tie-dyed sweatsuit, a shirt embroidered with large flowers, and a quilted black coat with striped satin sleeves in black and deep blue.
The result: The offering, while small, showed a balance between street-ready and outdoorsy pieces, making it well suited for the modern urbanite.
Dear ND Mom Maryann White,
I admire your guts. If, when my daughter was in college, I’d written and signed a letter along the lines of the one you wrote this week, “The Legging Problem,” only her pragmatic consideration of the next semester’s tuition would have prevented our permanent estrangement. I admire you setting the example for your sons of having the courage of your convictions, and being unafraid to publicly voice an opinion that you surely knew would result in a hashtag heyday of negative response and mockery.
I agree with you that clothing sends messages. After decades of working in fashion, I believe in the power of clothes as a conduit of self-expression in general and at a given moment. Look at the two women here. Each wears an outfit that sends a specific, non-accidental message. To pretend otherwise is ridiculous.
Yet to state that sometimes people, both women and men, choose a particular look because it’s sexy is a dicey enterprise in our modern world, particularly when talking about women’s fashion choices in the #MeToo era. Such acknowledgment is often twisted by critics to suggest that the person stating the obvious is trumpeting the old, warped viewpoint that inappropriate male
It’s time to reconsider what you put on your face every day. Are you familiar with SPF moisturizers? You ought to be: No matter how tan you want to be, nor how naturally pigmented you are already, the sun’s ultraviolet rays are damaging to your skin. They mutate the cells and lead to things like fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and in some cases, skin cancer.
And while full-body cover-up is necessary for those days in the park or by the water, you need something especially built for the face every single day. The best way to ensure this is to buy (and forever commit to) SPF-packed moisturizers. They give you all the benefits of a nourishing, moisture-preserving hydrator, plus they shield you from UVA/UVB rays (the former ages the skin, the latter leads to skin cancer). Look for products that promise broad-spectrum (or dual) coverage from both UV types. You can start by considering the ones on this list.
[[tmz:video id=”1_3qyyv6b0″]] For Tone Loc, the sight of someone rocking the Confederate flag reminds him prejudice is alive and well in this country … which is why he went off on a teen who was wearing it. The rapper was on “TMZ Live” Friday and…
FLOWER POWER: Jo Malone London has set up a quiet retreat in central London for the brand’s first immersive installation, which will run from Friday until Sunday. Situated at Victoria House, next to Holborn Station, the underground venue is bringing the brand’s latest limited-edition fragrance, Frangipani Flower, and the Blossom collection to life.
“The collection really called for an experience like this because it is so vast, and I really wanted to be able to transport people to another world. We’re a creative fragrance brand, so we’re not only exploring with ingredients, but with our launches,” said Wandjina Glasheen-Brown, creative director of Jo Malone London.
Upon entry, visitors are guided through a visual installation. Water droplets are designed to fall randomly from the ceiling into a basin beneath, and the ripples trigger the formation of different color patterns.
On the other side of the installation and in the main room, blossoms are arranged on a long acrylic table in a gradient from yellow to red, mirroring the colors of the new Blossom collection.
A view of the Jo Malone London Blossoms Installation.
“This is going to be a place to come and relax, I want people to have the time and space to really take this
Main message: Yukiko Ode and Hideaki Yoshihara reimagined classic military pieces for fall, rendered in oversize proportions and tech fabrics. Voluminous toggle and shawl-collar coats in Army green and skirts made of swinging fringe shared the runway with structured jersey dresses that were striking in their simplicity. The designers also showed their latest collaboration items: eyewear by Julius Tart Optical, tote bags by Chacoli, wedges by Beautiful Shoes, and puffer jackets, long down coats and rain jackets by The North Face.
Ode and Yoshihara showed their skills with sumptuous outerwear that was both cozy and elegant, as well as beautifully draped dresses and asymmetric knits that came alive with movement. Their textures were equally rich, ranging from corduroy and wool flannel to fur and technical fabrics.
The result: The collection had a clear point of view and beautifully constructed clothes, once again demonstrating why Hyke is one of the strongest brands in Japan at the moment.
WINNERS’ CIRCLE: Salim Azzam and Roni Helou scooped the ready-to-wear award at the inaugural gala dinner for Fashion Trust Arabia, the non-profit initiative that supports design talent across the Middle East and North Africa region. The event took place at the Doha Fire Station in Doha, Qatar with attendees including Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, FTA’s honorable chair, and co-chairs Sheikha Al- Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani and Tania Fares, founder of the Fashion Trust.
The winners will work with the FTA and Matchesfashion.com to develop their brands globally. Other winners included Krikor Jabotian for evening wear, Mukhi Sister for jewellery, Zyne for shoes and Sabry Marauf for bags. Their collections will be available to purchase at Matchesfashion.com.
Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, chair of Qatar Museums said the FTA prize is the only initiative of its kind in the Arab world, “creating a space to find, nurture and cultivate the most talented designers on an annual basis. The initiative’s mentorship will help a new wave of talent receive global attention. This commitment to education runs through everything we do at Qatar Museums.”
Fares said it was “immensely exciting to think about what the winners might all be capable of with the mentors and guidance
Quay is known for providing high-style sunglasses at affordable prices, and the QuayXRrod Collection is no exception. Starting at just $ 50, the line features 11 variations of laidback South Beach styles. All feature polarized lenses and premium materials, like metal frames and stainless-steel hinges. From aviators to injection-molded sport shades, the line has something for everyone. And at this attractive price point, they’re bound to be a hit.
What does LeBron James wear on his feet for a romantic dinner date at the hottest sushi spot in L.A.?? Nothin’ fancy … just a totally super rare set of kicks you’ll never find in stores!! The King and his beautiful wife, Savannah, met up with some…
Olivia Jade’s namesake beauty line may never be a reality.
The 19-year-old influencer, who is at the center of the college admissions scandal that made headlines earlier this month, has been rejected for trademarks on “Olivia Jade” and “Olivia Jade Beauty” by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In a letter to Jade, it was reported that the USPTO rejected the trademarks due to vague language and improper punctuation.
“Proper punctuation in identification is necessary to delineate explicitly each product or service within a list and to avoid ambiguity,” USPTO officials stated. “Commas, semicolons and apostrophes are the only punctuation that should be used.”
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According to the USPTO, both trademarks were filed on May 3, 2018, well ahead of news of the college admissions scandal. The trademarks were filed for “goods and services” for beauty products, such as “makeup kits comprised of moisturizer, primer, concealer, foundation, makeup powder, makeup pencils and eye makeup” among others. It was determined by
Main message: Tapped by Italian manufacturer Saldarini to help promote its Cashmere Flakes line, this season Mitsuru Nishizaki put his spin on the company’s quilted puff outerwear, which is stuffed with cashmere filling rather than goose down. To give the jackets and coats a more urban vibe, he added oversize wool patch pockets or snap-on sleeve covers, or chose unconventional colors such as bright blue or dusty pink, which contrasted with the nearly all-black and navy offering. Nishizaki mixed the outerwear with pieces from his main line, including long floral dresses, tonal checked skirts and track pant-inspired trousers.
The result: While the collection included some unexpected choices and will surely be well received by consumers, it lacked the “wow” factor that viewers hope to see during fashion week.
Women’s Wear Daily, the leading source of news and insights for the fashion, retail and beauty industries, will this year expand its annual flagship industry awards program: the WWD Honors.
The awards ceremony, which will be the culmination of the first day of WWD’s Apparel + Retail CEO Summit on Oct. 29, brings together more than 300 c-level executives. The event will be held at the InterContinental New York Barclay at 111 East 48th Street.
The new awards being introduced this year include:
Women’s Wear Designer of the Year
Men’s Wear Designer of the Year
Emerging Talent of the Year
Newsmaker of the Year
Beauty Brand of the Year
WWD will continue to recognize honors for Company of the Year; Corporate Citizenship; the Edward Nardoza Honor for CEO Creative Leadership, and the John B. Fairchild Honor, which has been awarded to Ralph Lauren, Leonard Lauder and the late Karl Lagerfeld. Previous WWD Honors recipients have included Gucci’s Marco Bizzarri, Kering’s François-Henri Pinault, PVH Corp.’s Manny Chirico, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s Sidney Toledano, Moncler, Patagonia, and Canada Goose, among others.
“In its 109-year history, WWD has supported both our industry leaders as well as up-and-coming talent, and by broadening our awards categories, we are able to recognize the individuals and
Tommy John is a revolutionary undergarment manufacturer that focuses on soft, cool, comfortable cotton underwear, t-shirts, socks, and loungewear that’s shaking up the apparel industry. Guys are going gaga for Tommy John, and now there’s a big sale on Bundles in its men’s collection.
What’s the most important thing about your undergarments? Function? Fit? Comfort? It’s a very personal thing. No matter what you value the most, Tommy John undergarments check all the boxes. And it’s guaranteed: If these aren’t the best underwear, socks, and you’ve ever worn, they’re totally, completely free.
There’s more. Active military and first responders get a 20 percent discount on all Tommy John products. And teachers, don’t fret: All US K-12 teachers, college faculty, and staff are eligible for a 20 percent discount as well.
But you don’t need to be a hero to get a deal. Along with the sale that’s going on right now, Tommy John is offering a 15 percent discount if you sign up for its email newsletter, and free shipping on any order over $ 75.
Tommy John offers four distinct collections, defined by the fabric that performs like nothing you’ve ever worn:
COOL COMFORT. Designed for daily wear, the Cool Cotton collection uses an exclusive, breathable smart fabric that wicks away moisture to dry fast and cool quickly. It’s perfect for active guys, keeping you cool and comfortable even in steamy New York summers. Breathable and lightweight, the stretch cotton keeps you 2–3times cooler than normal cotton and dries 4–5 times faster. SECOND SKIN. Constructed from a non-pilling micro modal fabric that’s sourced from Beechwood trees, this collection of silky boxers, briefs, socks and loungewear are so soft and luxurious it’s like you’re not wearing anything at all. AIR. Fantastic for frequent fliers, this stretch mesh fabric with anti-microbial and anti-odor technology scores with minimal weight and maximum breathability. Quick dry technology means you can rinse them in the sink and wear them again in less than four hours. 360 SPORT. For the gym and performance, this stretch fabric ensures your underwear won’t ride up when you work out. Mesh cooling zones, with anti-microbial and anti-odor technology, keep you dry and fresh.
All Tommy John Bundles are on sale, but here are a few we’ve got our eye on.
Lonzo Ball is an even BIGGER baller after bailing on the Big Baller Brand … ditching his $ 500 shoes for a MORE EXPENSIVE pair for the Laker game Tuesday night. TMZ Sports has learned … the injured Zo elected to rock a pair of white Dior “B24″…
BRANCHING OUT: Gentle Monster, the buzzy South Korean label known for futuristic, high-end eyewear and peculiar retail concepts — a London store features kung fu-fighting aliens — has teamed with Huawei for connected eyewear set to launch this summer.
The new accessory was introduced at the tail end of a splashy smartphone launch by the Chinese tech giant in Paris on Tuesday, which was mostly focused on the power of the phone’s camera, but also included a power bank, ear buds and a new triathlon mode for its smart watches. The eyewear was introduced as “one more stylish thing.”
“You can pick up a phone call when your phone is in your pocket or your bag,” said Richard Yu, chief executive officer of the Chinese tech giant’s consumer business group, strolling across a stage in front of a colossal screen. “It’s a new fusion of fashion and technologies,” he added.
Hankook Kim, the soft-spoken cofounder and ceo of Gentle Monster, also took to the stage, explaining that the label’s 18 stores are different — each with an individual and elaborate theme, built by in-house design teams — and showing images of futuristic eyewear.
“At the same time, we can make normal sunglasses,” he added.
Main message: Takayuki Chino has been heading his own brands for over a decade, but as one of the winners of the 2019 Tokyo Fashion Award, he staged a runway show for the first time this season. With it, he showed his audience just why Cinoh has reached levels of popularity that many Tokyo brands can only hope for, being carried by top retailers across Japan.
The designer showed a relaxed, slightly disheveled sophistication. A leopard print, plush fleece pantsuit and long, fringed straight skirts for women shared the runway with men’s suits that were reimagined with pullovers in the place of button-front jackets. Long satin dresses, pleather overalls, fuzzy knits and easy fit trousers were given a subtle injection of Nineties grunge when paired with oversize plaid jackets and shirts. The theme was also hinted at in the show’s soundtrack, which included an instrumental backing track of Nirvana’s 1991 hit “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”
The result: With equal parts elegance and comfort, it was a collection that will surely resonate with Tokyo’s fashion-forward youth, without alienating older consumers.
PARIS — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has unveiled the names of the eight finalists for the LVMH Prize for Young Designers, and for the first time, designers from Nigeria, South Africa and Israel have made the final round of the competition.
“We are very proud of the international dimension of the prize. It’s really what sets it apart,” Delphine Arnault, the force behind the initiative, told WWD. “The LVMH Prize is global. It reflects the fact that fashion is now a global market, with a capacity to reach and to touch more and more people, namely thanks to the Internet.”
Among those competing for a grand prize of 300,000 euros, plus a year of coaching from experts at family-controlled LVMH — the parent of brands including Louis Vuitton, Dior and Fendi — are four labels making gender-neutral clothes, two women’s wear designers and two men’s wear designers.
“Gender issues, and the question of women’s place in society are key concerns for young people today, I believe. It’s normal therefore for designers to seize on those topics, which inform their designs,” said Arnault, who is a key talent scout at the French luxury conglomerate.
The finalists, selected by a committee of 63 fashion industry
Fashion comes and goes, but a solid pair of everyday trousers never goes out of style. We love our denim, but jeans aren’t appropriate for every occasion. And chinos can’t take the punishment of everyday wear. We’ve been rocking our Flint and Tinder 365s for a few years now, and can safely report they’re among the most comfortable and durable pants in our closet. Certainly, the most used.
New for 2019, Flint and Tinder’s 365s—available exclusively at Huckberry ($ 98)—have unleashed even more options that make them the perfect pants for everyday. With your choice of Slim or Straight cuts, inseam sizing options, and a slew of fresh colors to choose from, there’s a reason these twills are so appropriately named. We can wear them anywhere, and with anything, every day of the year.
We’ve written about 365s before, and were impressed with their softness, versatility, and durability. We also liked their neutral earth-y tones.
Soft and stylish, yet durable and tough, we’ve worn our 365s to the office as well as the bar—and felt comfortable in them every step of the way. We’ve even worn them in the yard and doing light maintenance on the motorcycle. No complaints.
What’s more, Flint and Tinder 365s are now available in inseam options from 30-34 inches, to make sure every guy gets his proper fit. (Waist sizes range from 28″ to 38″). Flint and Tinder also offers up three new colors for 2019, for a total of seven neutral shades that will work as well with a plain white T as they do with a casual button-down. The straight cut also delivers more room.
But apparently guys had been asking F and T for a slim-fit 365 for a while now, though. And here they are. More snug through the thigh and particularly in the calf, the Slim 365s’ tapered design is slightly more stylish than its Straight sibling. Both options are fantastic, though, and the 3 percent Lycra adds enough stretch to make them both super-comfortable and versatile.
The only downside is, having both in our arsenal has certainly made the morning decision of “Which pants should I wear today” that much more confounding.
With a wider variety of sizes and colors, and for a pant that can surely be worn 365 days a year, Flint and Tinder 365s are worth every penny. We’ve got some on today—and probably will tomorrow, too. Check ’em out.
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Ralph Lauren is handing off one of his philanthropic endeavors.
The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention, opened in 2003, is being sold for just under $ 2.3 million to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one of the largest privately owned cancer centers in the world.
In documents seeking approval from the New York Supreme Court for the acquisition of a registered nonprofit, the Ralph Lauren Center said it was recently valued by a third party at the sale price and that at the end of the 2017 fiscal year, it had about $ 1.1 million in liabilities.
“[The Ralph Lauren Center] faced serious financial challenges from the outset,” the company wrote in the petition. It admitted that MSK, the only corporate member of its board of trustees, has actually already offered “considerable assistance” to the center just to keep it operational over the years.
The center wrote that before striking a deal with MSK, it “could no longer feasibly operate” as a solo entity, in part “because of the deteriorating reimbursement environment for its services and supports.” Over the last 16 years, the Harlem-based center says it’s managed more than 160,000 patient visits and always operated regardless of an individual’s ability to pay.
Name: Nobuyuki Matsui
Main message: The first clue that Nobuyuki Matsui’s first Tokyo Fashion Week outing was going to be something unusual was the invitation: a small cardboard box holding a single air pillow, on which details of the show were printed. When audience members arrived, they were asked to step over the back of long benches in order to reach their seats. The long, narrow runway was strewn with air packaging, some filled with goose down, which popped under the models’ feet, adding a strange kind of percussion to the soundtrack.
Some of the clothes also incorporated the pillow-like pouches, which were tied with strings to coats or stuffed inside a tan leather vest that was cut to look like another form of packaging material. But the concept didn’t run through the entire collection, and some looks of simple pants and shirts felt bland and unimaginative. More interesting was Matsui’s modern take on tailoring, which included pullover vests and suits with exposed stitching, contrast fabrics, and trousers that were either cropped or cinched with belts at the ankle.
The result: The collection showed ingenuity and a fresh take on some men’s wear staples, but it was inconsistent and would have benefited from
SHANGHAI — China’s consumption power has left an indelible mark on global retail, but could its creative potential rise to that same level of impact? The jury remains out, but many attempts are being made, none more visibly than at Shanghai Fashion Week.
The event returns Wednesday and figures as China’s best place for fashion talents to showcase their collections and do serious business.
“I expect to see new creative directors to come out from this group in the near future,” said Burak Cakmak, the dean of Parsons School of Design. “In recent years, Chinese fashion designers have proven their creativity’s global relevance through the recognition they are getting at international prizes and during global fashion weeks.”
“They truly believe in what they are doing, and are not led by trend, established designers or even the market,” said Angelica Cheung, editor in chief of Vogue China. “For them, design has nothing to do with nationality, gender or age, but to express the vision. I think that’s what makes their works convincing to worldwide audiences.”
Influencer Susanna Lau, better known as Susie Bubble, has been attending Shanghai Fashion Week for the last few seasons. She had a new appreciation for what’s happening there. She said,
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SYDNEY — Jonathan Simkhai is heading to Sydney to unveil his resort 2020 resort collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.
Los Angeles-based Simkhai is due to show May 13 on the first full day of shows for the 2019 event, which will run May 12 to 18 in and around the Carriageworks venue, the event’s central show hub in the inner city suburb of Eveleigh.
“We are super excited about it,” said Simkhai. “The collection has this whole element about Magic Hour, when the sun sets and everyone looks their best, and the setting is going to be perfect for that.”
The sixth American name to show in Sydney since 2015, following previous presentations by Oscar de la Renta, Cynthia Rowley, Tome, Garrett Neff and Yuxin Zhang, Simkhai was among around 40 already confirmed Australian brands for 2019 that were announced by IMG at the preliminary schedule launch in Sydney on Monday evening.
Also making his Sydney debut this year will be Australian Lukas Vincent, a 2017 regional finalist of the International Woolmark Prize who has been generating buzz for his elevated streetwear line Ex Infinitas.
Joining Vincent as his Sydney show’s creative director will be Paris-based photographer Fabien Montique, a longtime Kanye West and Virgil Abloh
Main message: One of the six winners of the 2019 Tokyo Fashion Award, Yuya Nakata’s fledgling brand (established only two years ago) aims to make “timeless modern wear with the best materials and details.” For the brand’s first collection shown on the runway, it did just that. The silhouettes were classic and refined, including different cuts of long coats, tailored trousers and calf-length dresses. And while they were beautifully cut to move with the body, it was the fabrics that set them apart from simple basics. Wool blends in sky blue and red, ribbed knits in the perfect shade of medium gray, a fine, bone-colored twill, and a trio of cloths all in dusty pink all begged a second look.
The result: A newcomer on the Tokyo fashion scene, Nakata proved himself as one to watch with a collection that went beyond elegant to something new and undeniably modern.
PARIS — Pharrell Williams has been a Chanel model, film star, composer and brand ambassador. This week, he will make his debut in his new role as codesigner of a capsule collection with the French luxury brand that is set to bow exclusively on Thursday at the opening of Chanel’s first flagship boutique in Seoul.
To mark the launch, Williams has stepped in front of the camera again for a short film featuring a gang of women and men on a nocturnal road trip, dressed in the rainbow outfits of the Chanel-Pharrell collection — think sweatshirts with embroidered graffiti, terry-cloth bucket hats and oodles of rhinestone jewelry.
In behind-the-scenes footage shared exclusively with WWD, the multihyphenate explained the process that brought him together with the late Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s creative director for 36 years, starting with their sneaker launch at the now-defunct Paris concept store Colette in 2017.
“This campaign and this film are about a capsule collection, something that they’ve never done in the history of the brand. They do that not with a designer, but with a musician with ambition and dreams,” Williams said.
The “Happy” singer, who has received 12 Grammy Awards and heads the multimedia collective I Am Other, was previously
Spring apparel is starting to roll out, and one of our most anticipated releases has now dropped. The Todd Snyder 2019 Pants collection has hit stores, and we couldn’t be more psyched.
From Japanese Selvedge Denim jeans to Italian Stretch corduroy, Todd Snyder’s 2019 Pants collection has something for every guy. Whether you’re a guy who likes to look sharp, a casual dresser for whom comfort comes first, or (like most of us) fall somewhere in between and enjoy a bit of both, Todd’s new collection of bottoms has something for everyone.