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The Most Influential People in Fashion

The Most Influential People in Fashion
Anna WintourEditor-in-chief, VogueVogue, c’est moi. No fashion figure has ever played her power as strongly and cannily as the feared, respected, sharply intelligent Wintour. She can make a fledgling’s career in a single phone call (designers from John Galliano to Zac Posen owe her a debt of gratitude), anoint the next society muse (Lauren duPont, Jessica Joffe), and raise millions for her favorite causes ($26 million for the Met’s Costume Institute in the past eleven years, $14 million for various AIDS charities). And let’s not forget her burgeoning empire (Teen Vogue, Men’s Vogue, Vogue Living). Even paint-wielding peta activists and a whiny roman à clef can’t touch her. In fact, she’s been an inadvertent boon to the publishing industry, since The Devil Wears Prada spawned its own subgenre of chick lit. Peter MarinoArchitect The premier set designer for the luxury-shopping experience, ever since he did Barneys’ uptown flagship back in 1992.

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What will Alexa Chung's fashion line look like? Alexa Chung will launch a fashion line called Alexachung in May 2017. In a statement, the 32-year-old – with typical kook – commented: “With this first collection, I aim not only to delight your eyeballs but to furnish your wardrobe with all of your soon-to-be favourite pieces.” The truth is, she’s probably on to something. Chung has, arguably, become one of the biggest influencers on what young women wear over the past decade. Her own line follows a series of collaborations with other brands including Madewell and Eyeko, drawing on her own personal style. The Impact of Pop Art on the World of Fashion – From Art to Industry and Back Ever since pop art emerged in the fifties, it has been going hand in hand with the fashion industry. Rebelling against elitist values and self-reflexive expressionist movement, pop art embraced mundane living experiences, introducing aspects of mass culture and bringing art closer to the new generation of Americans who were starting to experience all benefits of the consumer paradise in the welfare state of post-war America. Pop art employed familiar mass culture imagery from advertisements to other banal objects, wrapping it into sensational and bold color combinations. Richard Hamilton, one of the pop art pioneers used to describe pop art as “popular, transient, expandable, low cost, mass-produced, young, witty, sexy, gimmicky, glamorous, big business”.

Most Powerful People in Fashion - Most Successful Young Fashion Professionals Want to feel envious for a hot second? Consider Olivia Bee, who has been taking photos since she was 11, but began working formally at 15, when Converse handpicked her for a campaign after discovering her dreamy, Ryan McGinley-on-MDMA work on Flickr. Since then, the Portland-raised teen, who counts Rookie phenom Tavi Gevinson, 17, as a pal, has shot for Hermès, Roger Vivier, and Fiat. Don’t dismiss her because she still carries her portfolio in a hand-bedazzled glittery case: “Once people see me working on set, they understand this is not puppy love,” she said. “I’m not a little kid about it. I can be 19 in many other aspects of my life.”

Olivier Rousteing on Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and the Balmain army A gorgeous July day in Paris, the haute couture shows are in full swing and the Four Seasons hotel is in glamour lockdown. A motorcade of buffed, black, presidential-scale cars lines the kerb outside its street entrance, currently occupied by two women in red-carpet hair and makeup who have paused at the exit for a prolonged session with a selfie stick. Inside, a chandelier the size of a meteorite twinkles above a vast expanse of black and white marble floor, the airy space punctuated by urns crowded with triffid-sized white gladioli, reed slender and supermodel height. Do high fashion and art really mix? The meeting of high fashion and art has always been a bit of a problematic idea. They are connected social worlds, alike in so many ways – not least when it comes to their sense of self-importance – but it's never been clear whether art and fashion really mix. In the exhibition Feel & Think: A New Era in Tokyo Fashion, the organisers and curators go a long way to try to get you to consider that question. The show is collaboration between the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation and the National Art School and features installation art works by five Tokyo-based fashion brands who go under a bewildering array of upper and lowercase neologisms including ANREALAGE, mintdesigns, SASQUATCHfabrix, THEATRE PRODUCTS and writtenafterwards. The Sydney iteration of the show, originally curated and staged at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, comes under the imprimatur of Dr. Fashion is like art, argues Sherman, in her introduction to this catalogue.

The 25 most powerful people in fashion Fashion You've landed on our old Fashion site Visit our new Fashion or Beauty sites for the latest articles Paris Fashion Week 2016 High Street Hits Adwoa Aboah “These are the contradictions we see every day, where we see advocates for healthy body standards also advocating unnatural ones.” So reads the caption on an Instagram post by model Adwoa Aboah, critiquing a photo of three members of the Kardashian clan in waist trainers. Whether posing next to a neon light sculpture of a woman fingering herself, or posting inspiring quotes by academic bell hooks and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, London-born Aboah is using her Instagram account Gurls Talk to empower and encourage girls to be open about their feelings.

Aries: the London label doing female streetwear right It’s undeniable: once a dirty word in fashion doomed to same the low-brow bargain bin as “sportswear”, streetwear has been accepted – no, gleefully welcomed – into the industry’s open arms. But while big brands rake in cash with logo flips and sleeve prints, London label Aries is standing resolutely away from the trend-driven crowd. If Aries was a girl at school, you get the feeling she’d be the cool older mate who gave you your first fag, burned you a Bikini Kill cd, and actually skated as opposed to just going out with a boy who did. Graphic without being obvious, tomboyish without being androgynous, and empowering without having to rely on girl power as a marketing gimmick, Aries has authenticity in shedloads.

16 Reasons Why Rihanna Totally Deserves The CFDA 2014 Fashion Icon Award Not a single day goes by that Rihanna doesn't make waves in the fashion world. She has always been our unofficial Queen of Style, but now, she is finally going to be *officially* recognized for her valiant efforts. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced today that their 2014 Fashion Icon is none other than RiRi herself, and our main reaction to the news is: IT'S ABOUT TIME. The annual award honors fashion trailblazers (past winners include Lady Gaga and Johnny Depp), and after Rihanna's ultra glamorous 2013-14, we can't imagine any worthier recipient. Take a look back at all the memorable reasons why CFDA totally made the right decision. Rihanna for Balmain Spring/Summer 2014.Photo: @badgalriri Instagram

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