Tag: Fashion and Apparel

Vogue Fashion Director in Brazil Quits Over Photos That Evoke Slavery Era

RIO DE JANEIRO — The fashion director of Vogue magazine’s Brazil edition has resigned following an outcry over photographs from her 50th birthday that critics saw as an allusion to race relations during the colonial era, when Brazil relied heavily on slave labor. The executive, Donata Meirelles, who is white, posted the photographs on her […]

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Hermès’s Refusal to Change Is Its Most Radical Gesture Yet

IF THERE IS a signifying gesture that contains nearly 200 years of obsession, it is the ballet of the point sellier. This is how it begins: The artisan is young, maybe 35, with a confidence that comes from years on the bench, eyes focused on two small back-to-back precut pieces of leather. She holds in […]

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Fashion review: Marc Jacobs and the Ghosts of Fashion Past and Future

New York Fashion Week came to an end Wednesday in the empty, echoing wine-dark Armory on upper Park Avenue where a few small rows of metal stools faced each other across a truncated mirrored runway like an island, floating unmoored in space. The crying strings of the American Contemporary Music Ensemble filled the air. Out […]

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Beyond ‘Queer’ Fashion

Propped with his style crew against the putty-tone headboard of a lumbering, half-made bed, Nay Campbell was in his element. The setting was a blandly furnished room in the once storied New Yorker Hotel on the edge of Hell’s Kitchen. An Art Deco monument that has seen better days, the hotel, with its pallid interiors […]

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Fashion review: Hey, What’s That on the Runway? I’ve Never Seen That Before

ImageProenza Schouler, fall 2019.CreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times On Monday afternoon, as hundreds of pet owners gathered in the familiar confines of Madison Square Garden for the Westminster Dog Show, Proenza Schouler lured the fashion crowd to the 22nd floor of an unfinished building in the newly gentrified kennel of Hudson’s Yards on […]

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On the Runway: At the Grammys, Sisters Dressing for Themselves

It’s possible that the most out-there moment of fashion week took place Sunday night thousands of miles away from the New York catwalks — sorry, red carpet — at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. I am speaking, of course, of Cardi B’s Grammys entrance as Venus emerging from her clam in vintage Thierry Mugler […]

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In the Mosh Pit of American Fashion

On Friday evening, around the same time that Jeremy Scott was sending out his black-and-white crystal-strewn comment on the tabloid news cycle, Marcus Wainwright of Rag & Bone hosted what he called “A Last Supper” in the soaring confines of the former Williamsburg Savings bank in Brooklyn. Guests dressed in his latest collection and then […]

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The Best of New York Fashion Week, in Pictures

The fall 2019 shows are already underway. We’ll be updating this story with daily dispatches and our favorite images, as captured by T’s photographers. Saturday, Feb. 9 In the spacious ground-level atrium of a Wall Street skyscraper, Area’s showgoers saw plenty to distract them from the sub-freezing temperatures outside. Starting with a graphic assortment of […]

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Sunday Routine: How Arielle Charnas, Fashion Influencer, Spends Her Sundays

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] In 2018, Arielle Charnas, who makes her living as a social media influencer, partnered with Nordstrom to create a fashion and accessories line inspired by her style blog, Something Navy. When the department store introduced the collections online last […]

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Leather? At Vegan Fashion Week, It’s Pineapple Leaf

LOS ANGELES — Mena Suvari, the actress known for both “American Woman” and “American Beauty,” was in the front row at last week’s first Vegan Fashion Week at the California Market Center, wearing a black textured patent-something cap with matching jacket and pants by Enda, along with “leather” shoes by a brand that bore the […]

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Gucci and Adidas Apologize and Drop Products Called Racist

Less than a week into Black History Month, in two episodes of retail déjà vu, Adidas and Gucci have apologized and pulled products criticized as racist. The offending Gucci item was an $890 black-knit women’s balaclava that could be pulled up over the lower half of the wearer’s face. The sweater included bright red lips […]

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Gambling With Fashion Fame

In fashion, a designer who is enjoying breakout success and buzz tends to be described as “having a moment.” Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy had a moment when she was revealed as the designer of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress. When Vetements lured the whole of the front row to an obscure Chinese restaurant in a […]

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Made for Next to Nothing. Worn by You?

ImageInside the house of an Indian family. A new report from the University of California, Berkeley, focuses on the exploited home workers who help make the country the world’s second largest manufacturer and exporter of fashion garments.CreditFredo de Luna/VW Pics – UIG, via Getty Images Ever since the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013, Western fashion […]

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So, You’re Having a Fashion Week

Congratulations! You’re having a Fashion Week. Even if you won’t be attending it. New York is about to host its fashion week, which brings thousands of people and millions of dollars into the city for a “week” (loosely defined) of mostly private shows for a mostly industry (but increasingly influencer-stocked) audience. The women’s wear and […]

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On the Runway: The Lessons of the Women in White at the State of the Union Address

For anyone who has ever thought that the use of clothing as a political tool was frivolous or overstated, or groaned at yet another piece insisting that a woman in a white pantsuit was making a statement, there was no better riposte than the State of the Union address on Tuesday night. When the television […]

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Profile in Style: Silvia Venturini Fendi’s Playful Sort of Luxury

“I always say that I was born into a very special yet very peculiar family,” says Silvia Venturini Fendi, whose official involvement with the storied Italian fashion house her grandparents founded in 1925 began at age 6, when she appeared in a Fendi ad wearing a beaver bomber jacket and matching hat. “I didn’t quite […]

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New York Men’s Fashion Week: Bruised, but Still in the Ring

Barely three years after New York Fashion Week: Men’s made its debut as a stand-alone celebration of all things sartorial and male, the bold experiment has fizzled. Inaugurated in 2015 as a move by the Council of Fashion Designers of America to showcase homegrown designers and align their schedules with the nearly monthlong schedule of […]

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