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David Beckham signs five-year deal with Savile Row tailor Kent and Curwen, all the latest styles | Fashion. Kanye West Is Fooling the Fashion World -- The Cut. The emperor has a clothing line. A great to-do is made over Kanye West, the Designer. Yesterday, I was embarrassed to find myself running up Tenth Avenue to his Yeezy show — but I feared panic at the door, security guards twice my size, and a path through the mob just big enough for a rat to squeeze through, all of which turned out to be the case. (Of course, Courtney Love, Riccardo Tisci, Seth Meyers, and the Kardashians, all of whom were guests, had a separate VIP entrance maybe ten feet away.) Yeezy Season 2 was kind of amusing. “Left, right! Later, we trooped down to the World Trade Center — actually, into a pedestrian tunnel near the PATH station — for the DKNY debut of designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow.

One of Fashion Week’s big trends is clothes that appear to be sliding off the body — low-slung, liquid-looking trousers, shirts, and dresses open at the shoulders and suspended by straps, and, as Michael Kors said in his show notes, “slashed skirts that catch the wind.” Are real people the new faces of fashion? "Of course a lot of people are underrepresented in fashion," says photographer and Hood By Air casting director Kevin Amato. "I did an editorial maybe five years ago for a big house and I shot all black boys and the house banned me from shooting their clothes for the whole season. " But, says Amato, things are changing. "Now I look and I see diversity. It's what everybody is doing.

It's quite brilliant. " Performance artist Boychild at Hood by Air. "Diversity is becoming more of a given now," agrees casting director Preston Chaunsumlit. Last summer, the chain's New York store used "real size mannequins" for its window display. Yes to this. And yes also to last week's announcement that Noah Galloway, an Iraq War veteran and double amputee, will be the new face of Kenneth Cole's new men's fragrance. This particular casting decision also raises important questions about the way in which brands use casting within their marketing campaigns. Alexander McQueen spring/summer 1999 Credits. Why Women Should Embrace Self-Promotion | Opinion, Op Ed. NEW YORK, United States — I've been attending fashion week for nearly ten years.

And I've spent much of it in the back row, where the industry relegates its least significant members. Over the decade, I've seen editors who toiled in closets for years, vacuuming and packing trunks, make way for people who might not even have a resumé. Instead, these people have fabulous Instagram feeds and websites with millions of followers and often cute stage names, like Bryanboy, the Man Repeller, or Fashion Toast. And now: front row seats. These internet stars constantly post photos of their rings against their ice coffee, their hotel infinity pools, their powder sugar-dusted almond croissants at brunch. I used to find this behaviour repulsive. Self-promotion is a dirty word. My attitude about self-promotion aligns statistically with that of my gender. The style stars I saw work their way to the front row at fashion week weren't just being pretty.

I recently joined Instagram. The 20 Most Influential Personal Style Bloggers Right Now. Personal style bloggers sometimes get a bad rap -- caricatured as pretty, brainless girls who dress up for their camera-wielding boyfriends and post their results to a WordPress blog. But over the past decade, these independent publishers have become a real force in the fashion industry -- not just snapping up front row seats at fashion shows, but landing major campaigns and collaborations with brands, becoming regular guests on TV shows like "Today" and "America's Next Top Model," and turning their blogs into multimillion-dollar businesses. Some have become household names. Continuing in our annual-ish tradition, today we're releasing our 2015 ranking of the most influential personal style bloggers in the world.

This list looks wildly different than it did in 2013. Here's why. Why did we change it up? To determine the ranking, we considered: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest followers, as well as website traffic. 1. 2. 3. 4. Advertisement — Continue reading below 5. 6. Kanye West Model Contract Yeezy New York Fashion Week. KANYE WEST's Yeezy show has ruffled more than a few feathers at New York Fashion Week.

Having announced when it would take place just five days in advance - upsetting two other designers, Anne Bowen and Naeem Khan, who were scheduled to show at the same time -rumours have today emerged that he angered the models who walked for him by asking them to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). Related Show "Kanye's hacked off some really high-profile models by asking them to sign the agreement, particularly because it stated that he could sue them for up to $10million if they spoke out about him," a source told The Mirror of the NDAs, which allegedly prohibit the signees from talking about the collection, Kim Kardashian West and her family, and the designer himself. "He's not considered a great talent - everyone knows his show is just a media frenzy, so some girls would rather not be associated with him," continued the source.

You are not your brain or your body. When you say the word “me,” you probably feel pretty clear about what that means. It’s one of the things you’re clearest on in the whole world—something you’ve understood since you were a year old. You might be working on the question, “Who am I?” But what you’re figuring out is the who am part of the question—the I part is obvious. It’s just you. Easy. But when you stop and actually think about it for a minute—about what “me” really boils down to at its core—things start to get pretty weird. The Body Theory We’ll start with the first thing most people equate with what a person is—the physical body itself.

“It really changed him—he’s just not the same person anymore,” they don’t literally mean Mark isn’t the same person—he’s changed, but he’s still Mark, because Mark’s body is Mark, no matter what he’s acting like. So what happens when you cut your fingernails? How about if you get a liver transplant? Well maybe it’s your DNA?

So far, the Body Theory isn’t looking too good. You: Nope. The Moment Episode 1 - NYFW Designer Interviews. In life—now, forgive the Carrie Bradshaw moment—there comes a time when everything just sort of clicks. Some have called it the “Aha moment;” others might yell “Eureka!.” We’re simply calling it “That Moment.” Over the next week, we’ll be exploring, questioning, and finding inspiration in other fashion designers’ moments of clarity. Episode one deals with that creative one. Directed by Joey Kuhn; Shot & Edited by Daniel Huskey. related stories radar fashion beauty. Tom Ford: Fashion Week Man of Mystery.

Photo Two days until the spring women’s wear season kicks off, and there’s one glaring question: Where is ? Though he regularly shows during , Mr. Ford is not on the London calendar this season. He’s also not on the New York, Milan or Paris calendars. Last season, he tied himself to the Los Angeles pre-Oscars, and while that may be a possibility again (he is directing his second feature film, “Nocturnal Animals”), nothing is confirmed. Indeed, all his office would say in response to repeated enquiries was: 1) Mr. Mr. Even given the way designers move around fashion cities these days and experiment with different means of showing (Opening Ceremony’s “play”; Gareth Pugh’s performance piece), this is an odd development. What could he be planning? But that’s just speculation. Photo Two days until the spring women’s wear season kicks off, and there’s one glaring question: Where is ?

Though he regularly shows during , Mr. Mr. What could he be planning? But that’s just speculation. Harold Koda on Passing the Torch at the Costume Institute. Photo When Harold Koda, 65, retires in January, after 14 years heading the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he will leave behind a legacy of ambitious and crowd-pleasing shows like “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” and the recent “China: Through the Looking Glass,” exhibitions that not only set attendance records but also reflected radical shifts in our understanding of the sociocultural, ethnographic and even anthropological dimensions of fashion and costume. On the day the museum’s trustees voted to name his successor (his colleague, the 49-year-old Andrew Bolton), Mr. Koda spoke briefly by telephone about his tenure and plans. This interview has been edited and condensed.

You’ve come a long way from Aiea, Hawaii, which, as you’ve said in the past, is best known for two things: Bette Midler and being the only town whose name is all vowels. What about being a kid growing up in the Honolulu suburbs set you on this particular journey? Meaning? What’s an example? Right. In the Studio: Thom Browne. Continue reading the main story Video In the first episode of Season 3 of our video series that goes inside the private offices and behind the scenes of the working lives of designers, reveals that the extreme aesthetic discipline apparent in his collections extends to his environment, too. Put another way: To understand his clothes, cherchez le décor.

Watch it at For revelations that didn’t make the final cut, read on. (This conversation has been edited and condensed.) Q. A. I started in the meatpacking area: just me, alone in my office, with similar furniture to what I have now. What’s the new look? There are specific things that I like to be uniform across all my spaces. I grew up in Allentown, Pa., and my parents were both professionals. Even in your personal office? My office is a little bit removed from everyone else. Why do you have a bed instead of a sofa? I use it more as a daybed as opposed to a bed.

The mirror behind the bed has no purpose at all. Q. A. Todd Oldham’s Life After Fashion. Todd Oldham can recall the precise moment he lost interest in fashion. It was back in 1997, and he was working on an emerald green silk satin shift that Cindy Crawford would wear in his spring runway show. The dress looked sweet and simple, but its construction was anything but. With ribbon straps made in France and fabric woven in South Korea, the piece was silk-screened with a print of a cherry tree made by Mr. Oldham on acetate, over which the designer painted a spray of cherry blossoms that were embroidered with freshwater pearls back in Texas, where his clothes were put together in his family’s factory.

The whole endeavor, Mr. With that, he closed up his wholesale collection business. Photo As the host of Todd Time, a three-minute D.I.Y. session on MTV’s “House of Style,” he was also teaching a generation how to make just about anything, using flea market finds, perhaps a bit of rickrack, a glue gun, a stapler and a pair of sharp scissors. Continue reading the main story At 53, Mr. Condé Nast Names Bob Sauerberg CEO. Condé Nast president Robert A. Sauerberg Jr. will take over as CEO effective January 2016, with current chief exec Charles Townsend to become chairman of the publishing company. As part of the shuffle at the top, S.I. Newhouse Jr. will assume the role of chairman emeritus.

Sauerberg, 54, joined the company in 2005 as executive VP. Previously he held senior leadership roles at Fairchild Fashion Media, including COO and CFO, and spent 18 years with the New York Times Co., eventually rising to CFO of its magazine group. “Chuck Townsend has done an exceptional job as CEO, leading Condé Nast through a challenging period of change and transition,” the board said in a statement. Over the last five years, Condé Nast increased its digital audience from 17.2 million to 87.3 million unique monthly visitors, making it No. 22 on comScore’s ranking of the top 100 online properties. Sauerberg will remain as president while adding the title of CEO. Are celebrity labels good for fashion? Are celebrity labels good for fashion?

Celebrities from the worlds of music, film and reality television have the kind of media reach and marketing might that most fashion designers can only imagine. It’s no wonder that the recent boom in fashion lines bearing celebrity names have customers, retailers and investors transfixed. Some celebrity lines — like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row and Victoria Beckham’s Victoria Beckham — are built from the ground up by the stars-turned-entrepreneurs that helm them.

Most are architected around licensing deals whereby a celebrity lends his or her name to the label, with varying degrees of creative input. But however they are configured, celebrity lines are most certainly on the rise. The formula doesn’t always work, however. Are celebrity labels good for fashion?