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How Tommy Hilfiger Is Rewiring For Fashion Immediacy. NEW YORK, United States — “In the 40-some years I’ve been in business, I’ve always been inspired by pop culture from the aspect of fashion, art, entertainment and, today, social media and celebrity,” says the designer Tommy Hilfiger.

How Tommy Hilfiger Is Rewiring For Fashion Immediacy

“Those are the drivers that our company is fuelled by. It’s really about listening to the consumer and being able to mold and shape our business around consumer needs through pop culture.” On Friday, September 9, beginning at 7pm EDT, Hilfiger will take his brand’s mission to the next level with #TommyNow, a two-day event set to take place on South Street Seaport’s Pier 16, rebranded “Tommy Pier.” The fashion week extravaganza — featuring carnival rides, games, a runway show and plenty more — is the culmination of Hilfiger’s quest to give consumers so-called fashion immediacy. “It’s about delivering on the instant gratification that consumers are really seeking,” explains chief marketing and brand officer Avery Baker.

Related Articles: Female Fashion Designers Are Still in the Minority. LONDON, United Kingdom — Gender parity is an elusive goal for many industries and fashion is no exception, with men disproportionately dominating top roles across all areas of business.

Female Fashion Designers Are Still in the Minority

It is a particularly ironic state of affairs for an industry where women make up the overwhelming majority of the consumer base. Despite the recent trend for gender neutrality on the catwalk, behind the scenes female designers are still outnumbered. For the Spring/Summer 2017 fashion week season, which kicked off with New York Fashion Week this Thursday, BoF has analysed the womenswear brands showing across New York, London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks. Our findings show that there are more male designers creating clothing for women than there are women. Of the 371 designers helming the 313 brands surveyed by BoF across the four fashion weeks, only 40.2 percent are female. “Women unfortunately are still seen as a minority,” says Julie de Libran, artistic director of Sonia Rykiel. Clever illustrations by Daisy Bernard show how women can NEVER get it right. Women are given plenty of conflicting advice about anything from their appearance to their work habits.

Clever illustrations by Daisy Bernard show how women can NEVER get it right

Many could be forgiven for thinking they can't seem to get anything right, whether it's for wearing an outfit regarded too skimpy on one side, but when they cover up they're branded 'frigid' by some. These struggles have been portrayed by writer and illustrator Daisy Bernard in a series of clever pictures that capture how confusing it can be to be a woman in 2016. Women are given lots of conflicting advice advice about their lives, ranging from appearance to work habits to relationships. These struggles have been portrayed by writer and illustrator Daisy Bernard , and they show how confusing it can be to be a woman in 2016.

20 more Hartsdown Academy pupils are turned away for wearing the wrong uniform. A furious parent today confronted the 'Gestapo-style' headteacher who turned 20 students away from a school for having the wrong uniform.

20 more Hartsdown Academy pupils are turned away for wearing the wrong uniform

Hartsdown Academy Uniform Policy. School uniform row deepens as headteacher refuses to back down. Rossy de Palma, Alessandra García Talk Body Image in Mango Video – WWD. Is the Customer Always Right? In a time when businesses try to adapt to the customer’s needs more than ever, and try to accommodate them to the best of their extent, thinking customers are always right can do more damage than good.

Is the Customer Always Right?

Understanding your customers is vital to your business for a number of reasons, but mainly it helps you provide greater services. Exclusive: model leomie anderson launches her very own female-focused platform. Women’s equality party demand an end to fashion’s obsession with extreme thinness. To coincide with London Fashion Week, the Women's Equality Party is launching a radical campaign that aims to address models' health and what they see as the fashion world's unrealistic body image ideals.

women’s equality party demand an end to fashion’s obsession with extreme thinness

Supported i-D contributor and Kingston University professor of diversity, Caryn Franklin, plus size model Jada Sezer and body image activist Rosie Nelson, the initiative is demanding an end to dangerously small sample sizes, as well as calling for a minimum body mass index (BMI) for models. Rather than banning models with a BMI of below 18.5 entirely, which discriminates against those healthy models who are naturally very tall and very thin, the campaign proposes that all models who are under 18.5 be seen by a medical professional who will judge whether they are well enough to be employed by an agency or brand.

Those found to be unhealthily thin will be flagged up and encouraged to seek further help. Way Bandy's Guide to Living and Looking Beautiful. Neil Barrett AW16. Courtesy of Neil Barett Quintessentially British in it's spirit, Neil Barrett's Autumn/Winter 2016 collection reimagines the classic and timeless garments; toying with the construction and proportion, he inverts the old to create something new.

Neil Barrett AW16

Bitch I'm Madonna: Read extracts from our LOVE16.5 cover star's interview here. In our exciting special edition of LOVE, LOVE 16.5 ‘LOVE BY MERT ALAS', supported by Marc Jacobs, Madonna stars alongside her son Rocco in his first ever modelling assignment.

Bitch I'm Madonna: Read extracts from our LOVE16.5 cover star's interview here.

LOVE 16.5 launches on the 19th September 2016 during London Fashion Week. JW Anderson to curate his own 'Bodies' Exhibition. Fashion designer J.W.Anderson is set to mesh the worlds of fashion and art together in his new 'provocative' art exhibition, entitled 'Disobedient Bodies', which will show at The Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield next spring.

JW Anderson to curate his own 'Bodies' Exhibition

The designer, who at the 2015 British Fashion awards became the first person to be named both womenwear and menswear designer of the year, has confessed to being 'obsessed' with 20th century British art, and has cited the likes of Louise Bourgeois, Sarah Lucas and Graham Sutherland as inspirations. The exhibition will offer a rare glimpse into his artist process, where different gallery spaces in The Hepworth will present different aspects of Anderson's creative vision; one of the rooms will deal with the inspirations behind his iconic A/W 13 men's collection and another will feature works that have inspired the designer, including photographic works of Jamie Hawksworth and Alasdair McLellan. Olympic style watch: Statement suits for all in the synchronised swimming finals  - Fashion.

Laura Trott proves that dedication to sport and a love for the stylish things in life can go hand-in-hand. Alexander McQueen Collection, Skin DNA. Alexander McQueen Collection, Skin DNA. Alexander McQueen DNA Fashion Line Pure Human. This is why being the September cover star of US Vogue is still important - BBC Newsbeat. Lily-Rose Depp, the new face of Chanel No.5. Lily-Rose Depp has got Chanel running through her veins.

Lily-Rose Depp, the new face of Chanel No.5

The 17-year-old star’s mother, Vanessa Paradis is an ambassador for the brand – and has been for the past 25 years. Depp’s own relationship with the house began in 2014 when she met its creative director, the inimitable Karl Lagerfeld, on a shoot for V magazine.