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Alexander Wang Partners with Adidas on New Unisex Collection

Alexander Wang Partners with Adidas on New Unisex Collection
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. 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. The 32-year-old designer is recognised as one of the most talented and busiest of his generation. By Jocelyn Noveck. Related:  PeopleFashion business context

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. The same print decorated a leather skirt, also pleated, also paired with a wide-sleeved top. The collection was on much more solid ground with the knitwear, Beckham’s top-selling category.

Alexander Wang On His Eponymous Brand, NYC and His Days as a Hip-Hop Teen - PAPERMAG When I think of Alexander Wang, I think of jumping in a bouncy castle at one of his legendary after-parties, hobnobbing with A-listers in his front row and seeing some of the strongest, most modern clothes in New York on his runway. A native of San Francisco, Wang ditched Parsons in 2004 to launch his eponymous brand, inspired by his love of nightlife. Flash forward to last July: after two-and-a-half years as Balenciaga's creative director, Wang announced that he would part ways with the legendary fashion house later this year, intending to refocus on the growth of his own brand. (Despite repeated grilling, he was tight-lipped about the separation.) So how did you dress as a kid -- all black? Alexander Wang: I went through many different phases as a kid. You talk about the energy in New York being the heart of your brand. Alexander Wang: I am 31 now. You have such amazing castings. Alexander Wang: For our spring '09 show we had Emma Balfour. Alexander Wang: What reality is this?

Gigi Hadid Tommy Hilfiger NYFW Spring 2017 Review The thing about celebrity tag-teamed collections and runway shows is that oftentimes, it's difficult to pay attention to the actual clothes. Like Kanye West's Yeezy Season 4 or last season's FENTY Rihanna by Puma debut, Gigi Hadid's partnership with designer Tommy Hilfiger was met with hype, anticipation, and crowds of screaming fans. And it was well warranted: Hadid is, of course, one of the most popular (and in-demand) models du jour and she wasn't staging any old catwalk — she was transforming New York's South Street Seaport into a carnival (rides, games, and boardwalk snacks included). So yes, there was a lot to look at on Friday evening's collaboration's launch, what with Taylor Swift, Kris Jenner, and Lewis Hamilton sitting front row; a massive ferris wheel glowing in the background; and thousands of teenagers vying to get a selfie with Hadid or any of the other famous members of her model squad. Click through to see (and shop!) Begin Slideshow

Gisele Bündchen Holds Top Spot in Forbes Model List | News & Analysis | BoF NEW YORK, United States — Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen remained the highest-paid female model in the world with annual income of $30.5 million, while Kardashian clan member Kendall Jenner more than doubled her earnings, according to Forbes' 2016 list on Tuesday. Jenner, 20-year-old member of reality TV's Kardashian family, tied for third, up from 16th the prior year, and she was the biggest gainer on the 2016 list. Her salary increased from $4 million in 2015 to $10 million in 2016 in part due to partnerships with Estée Lauder and Calvin Klein, Forbes said. Illinois native Karlie Kloss, 24, was also ranked third and doubled her income to $10 million. Bundchen, 35, has made more money than any other model since 2002 and continues to collect top dollar from endorsement deals with Chanel, Carolina Herrera and Pantene. Coming in second with $10.5 million was fellow Brazilian Adriana Lima. The highest-ranked of six newcomers on the list was Gigi Hadid at fifth.

St Vincent, Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson join Marc Jacobs' AW campaign The designer’s AW16 campaign already features Throbbing Gristle founder Genesis P-Orridge and hip-hop legend Missy Elliott Marc Jacobs’ has revealed this morning that three more musicians are joining his latest AW campaign. Marilyn Manson, Courtney Love and St Vincent have all signed up to star in the designer’s latest set of ads. In a series of Instagram posts this morning Jacobs’ shared the David Sims-shot photos, which see the musicians dressed in his recent cuts. Check out the photos in the Instagram posts below.

H&M Announces Designer Collaboration with Kenzo | News & Analysis | BoF STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Sweden's Hennes & Mauritz said on Wednesday its next designer collaboration would be with French upmarket fashion house Kenzo, which would create women's and men's collections as well as accessories for the budget apparel giant. H&M, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer after Zara owner Inditex said in a statement it would launch Kenzo's H&M collections in around 250 stores worldwide and online in November. Kenzo's apparel is known for its vivid colours and prints. H&M has collaborated regularly with upmarket fashion houses and celebrities for more than a decade as a part of its marketing strategy, with partners ranging from designers Karl Lagerfeld to Alexander Wang to football star David Beckham. As opposed to H&M, Spain's Inditex spends little on advertising campaigns and does not do designer collaborations. By Anna Ringstrom; editor: Alistair Scrutton.

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 petition, finally changed that.) Luckily, some brands have already started to expand their definition. Naja's "Nude for All" Campaign launched in May 2015.

Model Behavior: 37 Musicians in Fashion Campaigns - Photo Gallery T by Alexander Wang Mert and Marcus Piggott/Armani Jeans Steven Klein/Emporio Armani Underwear Renaud Corlouer adidas NEO Hedi Slimane/Saint Laurent Paris Givenchy