• Take cover! The balaclava's finest fashion moments - from Calvin Klein to Kanye West

    10 days ago - By The Guardian

    Raf Simons sent the politically charged headwear down the catwalk at New York fashion week - but he's not the first to turn it into a style statement Not one to shy away from making his fashion shows a social and political commentary, Raf Simons continued his provocative streak at Calvin Klein at New York fashion week on Tuesday. His sartorial weapon of choice this season? The balaclava. As one of the most connotation-laden pieces of headgear - associated with war and terror, concealment and protection - it is surely no coincidence that Simons made it a focal point. Last season, his...
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  • Matty Bovan - fashion's great bright hope

    10 days ago - By The Guardian

    British fashion's most colourful new star ditched Paris and London to return to York and start his own studio. He explains how his work mixes sci-fi dystopia with kitchen sink craft Not all superheroes wear capes. Matty Bovan - the 27-year-old York-based designer who might just be the saviour the fashion industry needs - is more likely to be found wearing a hi-vis jacket over a white mini-dress or a mustard velvet tunic over a pair of tie-dye leggings. Bovan has an extraordinary look - part Tank Girl, part My Little Pony - and an approach to fashion that is as cheeringly unconventional...
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  • New York Fashion Week autumn/winter 2018: 10 key shows - in pictures

    10 days ago - By The Guardian

    From the popcorn-covered catwalk at Raf Simon to Bottega Veneta's Manhattan loft, Observer fashion editor Jo Jones picks her 10 highlights from New York Fashion Week autumn/winter 2018
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  • The Street Style Crowd Sparkled in Sequins on Day 6 of New York Fashion Week

    The Street Style Crowd Sparkled in Sequins on Day 6 of New York Fashion Week

    10 days ago - By Fashionista

    The gloomy weather that shrouded New York Fashion Week over the weekend finally took a turn with plenty of sunshine, which quite possibly inspired the street style crowd to show off their favorite sparkly pieces. It's no secret that sequins are a key trend to try this coming season; for...
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  • N Peal to open first US store

    N Peal to open first US store

    10 days ago - By Drapers

    British cashmere brand N Peal will open its first US store in New York City next week.
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  • What Fashion Week Is Like For a Nightlife Pro

    What Fashion Week Is Like For a Nightlife Pro

    10 days ago - By Fashionista

    If you don't know the name Richie Akiva, chances are you're familiar with one of his world-famous nightlife establishments. As the founder of 1 Oak and Up & Down, two of New York's most frequented fashion party spots, Akiva has turned having fun and letting loose into a full-fledged business....
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  • Ricardo Seco stays political at New York Fashion Week

    10 days ago - By Fashion United

    Bright colors, bold prints and sportiness were the core essence of Ricardo
    Seco's fall/winter 2018 at New York Fashion Week. There was also one other element that couldn't go ignored: the political. Seco is crusading on with his anti-Trump message as statements like ""You can call me DACA but I'm the result of a dream come true... I am an American," and ""DREAM," were emblazoned across his clothes.
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    While most designers have softened on being so blatantly anti-Trump this season and have instead focused on women's empowerment, Seco...
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  • Tibi provides lessons in wearability at New York Fashion Week

    Tibi provides lessons in wearability at New York Fashion Week

    10 days ago - By Fashion United

    New York Fashion Week is often a scene for the avant-garde and over the top when it comes to what is sent down the runways. There's always the question of who will wear that, and can that dress go anywhere but the red carpet.
    However, designer Amy Smilovic gave her audience and her customers a very wearable and stylish collection this season at NYFW.
    Smilovic knows how to take today's trends and play with them safely to create a collection that is approachable, but not boring. She isn't afraid to play with colors and colorblock, but she knows how to do a dress, a blazer and a pair of...
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