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No Compromises at Victoria Beckham | Fashion Show Review, Ready-to-Wear Spring 2017 | BoF. NEW YORK, United States — Victoria Beckham’s Spring collection was gratifyingly peculiar: gratifying because it’s always interesting to see people defy expectations, peculiar because that defiance took such an…um…er… idiosyncratic direction. “I’ve come into my own,” Beckham said during a preview on Saturday. “I’m challenging myself.” The risk with such an honourable yet wilful endeavour is that you might also end up challenging your audience to no good end.

So, when Beckham made a big investment in crushed velvet for spring, she was taking a risk. As much as she extolled the unprecedented lightness of the velvet she was using, all you could think about was the overwhelmingly oppressive humidity in the street outside, and wonder at how such a fabric would perform in such heat. Likewise her other choices, leather and washed satin, equally unseasonal at first thought. The same print decorated a leather skirt, also pleated, also paired with a wide-sleeved top. Alexander Wang Partners with Adidas on New Unisex Collection | News & Analysis | BoF. NEW YORK, United States — Designer Alexander Wang is, by his own description, a total sneakerhead. He once even designed a whole clothing collection around them, with dresses, tops and handbags emulating his favourite sneaks, like the classic white-and-green Adidas Stan Smith. Now, Wang has taken his sneaker love to a new level, partnering with Adidas for a line of apparel and footwear that seeks, in his words, to "disrupt" the famous Adidas look while still preserving its familiarity.

One example: rotating the well-known trefoil logo upside down. Another: "deconstructing" the Adidas sneaker. Also, the entire collection is unisex: Pants, tops, shoes. Wang introduced the new line as a surprise finale to his Fashion Week runway show Saturday night, in a huge space on a Hudson River pier. Then they marched onto the runway, more than 70 of them, all clad in black, as the crowd — which included Madonna and Nicki Minaj — craned their necks and snapped endless photos. By Jocelyn Noveck. Gisele Bündchen Holds Top Spot in Forbes Model List | News & Analysis | BoF. Why Is It So Hard for Women of Color to Buy a Nude Bra? The same goes for Nubian Skin, the two-year-old lingerie brand that created a line of nude underwear, bras, and hosiery in a variety of shades for women of color in 2014.

The brand made headlines again this year when Beyoncé and her dancers wore Nubian Skin's nude lingerie under sheer white Balmain bodysuits during Bey's Formation World tour. But still, there's no denying that the fashion and beauty industries have a "nude" problem. For years companies have upheld whiteness as the norm by shelling out "nude" or "flesh-colored" products like pantyhose and bras exclusively in pale tones of beige and tan. Ironically, they were just following the official definition: Up until last year, Merriam Webster actually defined nude as "having the color of a white person's skin. " (Public backlash, including a DoSomething.org petition, finally changed that.) Luckily, some brands have already started to expand their definition. Naja's "Nude for All" Campaign launched in May 2015. Your first look at Gigi Hadid’s line for Tommy Hilfiger.

Just last week former One Direction member and Dazed cover star Zayn Malik made his fashion design debut, unveiling a footwear range he’d created in collaboration with Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti. Today his girlfriend, model Gigi Hadid has done the same – revealing a capsule collection she’s worked on with American brand Tommy Hilfiger. Modelling in the lookbook herself (see above), Hadid’s collection includes clothing, footwear, accessories and fragrance and sees the California native put “a West Coast stamp on Hilfiger’s signature East Coast classics.” The whole thing has a decidely maritime feel – something that is particularly noticeable in the peaked caps, sailor tops, cable knits, naval badges and anchor motifs. However isn‘t the first time Hadid has worked with Hilfiger, she’s actually an ambassador for the brand, has starred in its AW16 and The Girl fragrance campaigns, and has walked in its three most recent runway shows. Chris Mosier Stars in Nike's First-Ever Ad With a Transgender Athlete.

Chris Mosier, the first transgender athlete to make the U.S. men's Olympic team, stars in Nike's newest TV advertisement, which aired Monday night on NBC. Mosier, a duathlete who began his transition in 2010, joined the men's national team in 2015. Now, 32 years after Nike's first television ad, Mosier is the brand's first transgender athlete in a commercial. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below "Everything that I've done in the last five, six years since I started to transition, has been with [a] 'Just Do It' mindset," Mosier said in a statement.

"I didn't know if I would be competitive against men; I just did it. Every success that I've had since then has shown me that anything is really possible. By not stopping myself, not limiting myself and just really going for it, I've learned a lot about myself and also had the opportunity to further the conversation on trans inclusion in sports. " Alexander McQueen's DNA turned into leather by Tina Gorjanc. Graduate shows 2016: Central Saint Martins student Tina Gorjanc has proposed a conceptual range of leather accessories made of skin grown from late fashion designer Alexander McQueen's DNA (+ slideshow).

The Pure Human range uses DNA sourced from labels in McQueen's first collection, Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims, which contain locks of the designer's hair housed in perspex. After extracting the genetic material and implementing it into a cell culture, Gorjanc's process involves harvesting the cells into skin tissue. This would be tanned and processed into human leather with the view to using it in bags, jackets and backpacks. Gorjanc filed a patent application in May 2016, which would cover the material made from McQueen's genetic information using this particular chain of processes. Gorjanc created the Pure Human project as part of Central Saint Martins' Material Futures MA and showed speculative designs made of pig skin offcuts at the art school's end-of-year show. Alexander Wang Nicholas Ghesquiere Paul Smith Back Apple IP Case Samsung.

05 August 2016 Scarlett Conlon ALEXANDER WANG, Nicholas Ghesquière, Paul Smith, Dries Van Noten, and Alber Elbaz are among the 111 high-profile designers and industry figures who have officially come out in support of Apple in its IP court case with Samsung. The Mac creator has been in a lengthy battle with the South Korean company since 2012, when it accused the latter of copying three of the main design elements of its ground-breaking iPhone: the rounded-corner front face, its bezel and its app-icon grid interface. So far, Samsung has been ordered to pay $1 billion to Apple, although has managed to reduce the sum to $548 million through a series of appeals, reports the Business of Fashion.

The interest for the designers - who have all signed an "amicus brief", a legal document filed by people or brands not directly involved with a case but who have a strong interest in the subject matter and its outcome - is clear. Currently a date is set in court for Samsung and Apple on October 11. Get daily outfit inspiration with our round-up of the best A-list casual looks.