Diane Von Furstenberg

16 Feb 19
VeganNews.com.au

The event was attended by celebrity guests and industry insiders.

16 Feb 19
Quartz
On Tuesday night (Feb.12) in New York City, neither snow nor slush, sleet nor rain stopped the parka-clad and cool-sneakered fans of young designer Christopher John Rogers from attending his second ever presentation at New York Fashion Week. In a concrete-floored Canal Street gallery, towering models wore Starburst shades of lemon, lime, grape, and cherry in metallics, ruffles, stripes, and checkerboard patterns. They danced and posed for smartphone-wielding admirers, on a stage delineated by neon strips on the floor. “Isn’t it awesome?” asked Richie Shazam Khan, swirling in spike heels and a voluminous peplum skirt. It was awesome. And a clear triumph for Rogers, a recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design who still has a day job designing for Diane von Furstenberg, and sews his own samples in his Bushwick apartment. The clothes showed originality and expertise, and the models and attendees were markedly diverse—many of them people of color and queer, like Rogers himself. Christopher John Rogers Fall/Winter 2019. It seemed to take place on another planet from where Gucci was addressing a PR crisis in the wake of producing a black-and-red balaclava that resembled blackface; this in the same season that Prada pulled its Sambo-ish key rings from stores and Katy Perry did the same with black sandals and loafers decorated with graphic eyes, noses, and glossy red lips. As multibillion-dollar fashion brands with global reach fumble to shed the perception that they are largely run by—and designing for—Western white people, luxury consumers are looking for alternatives to those Euro-centric legacy labels. At New York Fashion Week, it was clear that there are plenty of talented young designers to choose from. Of course the excellence of black American designers should not be news, but for decades the power players in fashion have notoriously favored the white, thin, and cisgendered. In New York this week, Rogers and other black designers offered a glimpse of how beautiful a more inclusive future could be. The morning after Rogers’ show, Jason Rembert, a stylist to celebrities including Issa Rae, Zayn Malik, and Rita Ora, debuted his new collection, Aliétte. Aliétte, Fall/Winter 2019. “I’m on cloud nine,” said Rembert, adding that he intends to keep styling. But it’s easy to imagine that he’ll now be dressing clients in his own starlet-ready gowns, beaded bustiers, and floral dresses, in addition to those by more established designers. Insecure creator and star Issa Rae wore an Aliétte dress to the Critics’ Choice Awards in January. Both Rembert and his star client have used the red carpet to amplify other talented black artists. (“I’m rooting for everybody black,” Rae has famously said on the carpet—a “rallying cry,” noted Lindsay Peoples Wagner, who is today the editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, and is herself black.) One of those artists, designer Carly Cushnie, appeared at the Aliétte show, her pregnant belly wrapped in a kelly-green jacket. View this post on Instagram Congrats @jasonrembert on a fabulous debut collection!! 👏🏽✨ #jasonrembert #nyfw #fw19 A post shared by Carly Cushnie (@carlycushnie) on Feb 13, 2019 at 10:29am PST “He’s been a huge supporter of my brand, and I’m really happy to be here to support him,” said Cushnie, who had shown her own collection of sumptuous gowns and separates the previous week. That halo of community support is likely to spread far and bright. When Rae became the first person of color to host the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards in 2018, Rembert ensured that all of her outfits (there were at least five) were the creations of black designers. The opening look—a single-shouldered jumpsuit with a sheer, crystal-dazzled overlay, was custom-made by Kerby Jean-Raymond, of Pyer Moss. (“Diana Ross in Mahogany”  was the direction he said that Rembert provided.) Though he skipped a show this season, Jean-Raymond was far from invisible at Fashion Week, having been the subject of New York Times profile lauding his “ability to marry elegance of line with an unapologetic demand for social justice.” View this post on Instagram Issa Rae in custom Pyer Moss last night for the CFDA Awards. Made with like a billion Swarovski crystals. @issarae @cfda @swarovski A post shared by Pyer Moss (@pyermoss) on Jun 5, 2018 at 8:29am PDT Pyer Moss was also included in a timely viral article on the website Shoppe Black, alongside the aforementioned Cushnie: a simple list of black-owned luxury brands “to support instead of Gucci or Prada,” in the wake of those brands’ racial missteps. Since its Feb. 9 publication, the list has been shared more than 36,000 times on Facebook. Shoppe Black cofounder Tony Oluwatoyin Lawson, who launched the site with his wife Shantrelle Lewis in 2015 to highlight black businesses, told me it was their most popular post to date. “I wrote it so that Black-owned luxury brands can get some of the attention that Gucci was getting,” said Lawson. View this post on Instagram We don't need Gucci or Prada. We have other options. Check our list of Black owned luxury brands! (🔗in stories and bio) . [📸@paulmorejon ] [Models @bria.pearce x @dayolila] . . . . . #shoppeblack #shopblack #blackowned #buyblack #blackownedbusiness #blackbusiness #supportblackbusinesses #blackfounder #blackwallstreet #buyfromablackwoman #blackbusinessmatters #blackbusinesswomen #blackbusinessman #blackbusinessowners #blackbusinesses #blackbusinessesmatter #blackentrepreneur #supportblackbusiness #notgucci #blackwomeninbusiness #blackempowerment #blackwealth #boycottgucci #boycottprada #FashionBlogger #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlskillingit #melanated #blackisbeautiful #myblackisbeautiful A post shared by Shoppe Black (@shoppeblack) on Feb 9, 2019 at 1:29pm PST After Gucci’s balaclava incident, the Harlem tailor and Gucci collaborator Dapper Dan announced via Instagram that he had summoned the company’s CEO to Harlem to further discuss the matter. And both Gucci and Prada have announced steps this week to build a more culturally inclusive corporate culture: Prada brought on the artist and activist Theaster Gates and the film director Ava DuVernay to chair an advisory council that will address the company’s hiring and internal practices, and sponsor scholarships and training programs. Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele issued an apology that took full responsibility for the balaclava, and also provided some insight into how on earth it came to be, citing the 1980s performance artist Leigh Bowery as its inspiration. Still, some young designers are heeding the advice of Dapper Dan—who outfitted hip hop royalty in the 1980s, “cutting and splicing logo-splattered luxury goods from labels such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton,” as Marc Bain wrote. “Instead of going up someone else’s staircase,” Dapper Dan told New York Magazine last year, “we should focus on building our own.” International conglomerates should know by now that they must build better, more inclusive businesses, and collections that both reflect and respect their global consumers. At New York Fashion Week, it was increasingly clear that if they don’t, someone else will.
14 Feb 19
News Exc Celebrity

Article and photos from hienalouca.com

Their marriage was rocked last year when she was caught on camera kissing her Strictly Come Dancing celebrity partner Seann Walsh.

And Katya Jones and her husband Neil proved they had put the incident firmly behind them when they celebrated their first Valentine’s Day together since the incident.

The couple paid tribute to one another on social media, with Neil sharing a sweet snap of himself giving Katya a piggyback.

14 Feb 19
Archy news nety

Getty Images (Clockwise from left) Sacha Baron Cohen and Fisher Island, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Hannah Bronfman and Brandon Fallis, Joshua Kushner and Karlie Kloss, and Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler They have power. They have charm. They have longterm commitment. And some of them are annoying. With the […]

13 Feb 19
Hollywood Life

Delilah Hamlin turned heads at nearly a dozen fashion shows and events during New York Fashion Week. See pics of all of her sexiest outfits below!

13 Feb 19
Patricia Ann Bridewell

Before we assume that these quotes are warm and fuzzy, be warned. These quotes are about self-love. Without being preachy, self-love is as mysterious and complicated as romantic love. So, let’s see what a few famous people have to say about it. “I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”  […]

12 Feb 19
Latest Entertainment News | Top Celebrity News, Hollywood Headlines

Victoria Beckham is taking a more ethical stance when it comes to her future fashion collections. In an interview with Women’s Wear Daily on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the fashion designer revealed that Beckham’s brand would cease to use all exotic animal skins, including snake and crocodile skins, in upcoming collections. Related: Victoria Beckham Reveals What […]

12 Feb 19
Us Weekly
Victoria Beckham is the latest designer to ban the use of exotic animal skins from her fashion collections, the brand announced on February 12. The British fashion mogul has maintained a strict no-fur policy across her brand since the start, but this new mandate will exclude her from using snake, crocodile or any other reptile skin. The decision will go into effect starting with her fall-winter 2019 ready-to-wear presentation. [ami-related id=”- Click to search articles -” url=”https://www.usmagazine.com/stylish/news/rihanna-working-on-fashion-line-with-lvmh-details/” title=”Rihanna’s Ready-to-Wear Fashion Line Is Rumored to be With LVMH” target=”_blank” inset=”false”] “As a business, we have been looking to action the use of more ethically sourced products that have less environmental impact for some time,” a Victoria Beckham brand spokesperson told WWD. “This decision reflects the wishes of not only the brand, but also that of our customers.” Back in December 2018, Chanel announced that the brand  would no longer use furs or animal skins as well. Citing the difficulty they had in sourcing quality materials that met the brand’s ethical standards as the reason for the decision. This progression into more ethically sustainable fashion is much to the delight of PETA. “Victoria Beckham’s decision to ban exotic skins will spare countless remarkable animals immense suffering,” the PETA director Elisa Allen, told WWD. “And PETA calls on other luxury brands to follow her kind example.” Along with Chanel, Vivienne Westwood and Diane von Furstenberg have also banned the use exotic skins. And while designers like Coach, Versace, Michael Kors, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo and Burberry have ceased the use of fur, they have yet to call-off the use of any reptile skins. It will take time for the existing Victoria Beckham items made with these materials to leave distribution, including a Genuine Python New Simple Shopper Tote sold on Nordstrom. But we’re excited to see how she fills the missing space with new, ethical fashion. [jwplayer dpXxhcFT-l3ahXupL]
12 Feb 19
The Closet Collective

Let’s be honest. The key to making an outfit come together is really all about the details. Jewelry especially is the key to creating a dazzling ensemble. Even if your outfit is totally bland, pairing it with a decorative necklace or dangly earrings can really add the sparkle you were looking for. Here are a […]

12 Feb 19
WWD

From “Becoming” to “You’re a Badass,” here’s a list of books that come highly recommended by the likes of Emma Roberts, Julia Garner and KiKi Layne.

12 Feb 19
Archy news nety

Victoria Beckham has become the latest designer to banish exotic animal skins from her collections. The British fashion expert maven, 44, confirmed this week that she would follow in the footsteps of Chanel by cutting exotic pelts from her eponymous model line from autumn 2019 in an effort to '& # 39; the wishes & […]