Tag: Fashion and Apparel

The Designer Making Otherworldly Dresses From Candy-Colored Organza

A fairy godmother, an overnight transformation, polyester turned into once-in-a-lifetime ball gowns. It may sound cliché, but for Tomo Koizumi, it became reality. For the last seven years, the 31-year-old Japanese designer, who is based in Tokyo, has been quietly making radically vibrant dresses created from acres of organza in topiary-like shapes and colors that […]

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The Man Turning European Fashion Into Something Raw and Real

Video by Kristin-Lee MoolmanCredit Jonathan Anderson’s creations for Loewe and his own brand have made him one of the most forward-thinking designers working today. Aug 19, 2019 “THERE MIGHT BE no other place in the world as good as where I’m going to take you,” says Jonathan Anderson, with a final drag of his cigarette. […]

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A Clothing Collection Inspired by the Bauhaus

The daughter of Los Angeles-based artists, fashion designer Rosetta Getty bought her first artwork, a Robert Motherwell painting, with her earnings as a teenage model. Today, her collection includes pieces by Olympia Scarry, Wolfgang Tillmans and Piero Golia. Still, Getty says she’s “slow to acquire a work of art,” and has a habit of visiting […]

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Are Hippies the New Goths?

ImageThe pristinely garbed cult members of “Midsommar” engage in some very dark rituals.CreditCsaba Aknay/A24 All smiles in their ribbon-and-lace-trimmed mini-dresses, the three winsome young women could not have been more eye-catching. That they were members of the Manson clan, photographed, hair swinging, on their way to court, is chilling of course. But fashion, perversely, cannot […]

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In South Africa, a Designer Making Personal Clothes With Political Messages

When the Johannesburg-based women’s wear designer Thebe Magugu, now 25, had nightmares as a child growing up in Kimberley, South Africa, his mother would tell him to record them in a journal. “I found them recently and thought to incorporate them in my work,” he says. He showed the results during his fall 2019 show […]

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Versace, Givenchy and Coach Apologize to China After T-Shirt Row

The luxury brands Coach and Givenchy joined Versace on Monday in apologizing to China for producing T-shirts that were regarded to have undermined the country’s sovereignty. The apparel, which identified the semiautonomous regions of Hong Kong and Macau as countries, set off an angry online backlash from Chinese consumers who perceived the designs as violations […]

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The Designer Ushering a Couture House Into a Brave New Era

ImageDaniel Roseberry sits amid models wearing pieces from his first collection for Schiaparelli in the Jardin des Tuileries the day after his couture show in Paris this summer.CreditPhoto by Estelle Hanania. Styled by Patti Wilson For his debut as artistic director of Schiaparelli, Daniel Roseberry offers a vision all his own. By Megan O’Grady Aug […]

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If You Can Get Killed Doing It, Fashion Wants It

It’s a mighty long way from El Capitan to the Louis Vuitton flagship on the Champs-Élysées, but don’t mention that to Virgil Abloh. For his fall 2019 collection, Mr. Abloh, the creative director for men’s wear at Vuitton, introduced a chalk bag not unlike the kind climbers like the free soloist Alex Honnold use to […]

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After an Uproar, Fashioning a Fresh Start in Canada

ImageSophie Theallet on her runway in New York City in September, 2015.CreditFernanda Calfat/Getty Images In the fall of 2016, Sophie Theallet, a French designer who founded her namesake label in New York in 2007, was feeling a burst of momentum. She had been heralded as a champion of inclusivity after her graceful fall collection, shown […]

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Woodstock Was the Birthplace of Festival Fashion

It’s hard to remember, now that every e-tailer from the luxury Net-a-Porter to the accessible ASOS has a section on its website devoted to “festival fashion;” now that brands like Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein and Amazon host special “activations” at Coachella; and now that influencers descend on Governors Ball to snap totally manufactured pictures of […]

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Shirts for Lifelong New Yorkers and Those Who Would Like to Pass for One

ImageKevin Fallon opened Fantasy Explosion to sell decades-old T-shirts from niche corners of the city. CreditKevin Hagen for The New York Times Recently, in the basement of my mom’s house upstate, I discovered two boxes full of clothes that somehow got diverted from me back in 1997. They were full of gems — old merch from […]

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Of Barneys’ Bankruptcy, Pride and the Fall

ImageBarneys on Madison Avenue, in 2014.CreditAndrew Renneisen/The New York Times It has been striking, over the last few weeks, to watch the almost gleeful flow of reports and speculation about the maybe-probably-now-confirmed bankruptcy of Barneys New York, the fabled department store. Starting in mid-July, when Reuters broke the news that a rent hike at the […]

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The ‘Preppy Handbook’ & Me

As a kid in the ’80s, I hated the preppy craze. But did I really understand the book that started it? Image“The Official Preppy Handbook,” published in 1980, sold more than a million copies and inspired a nation of copycats to pop the collars of their Lacoste alligator shirts.CreditTony Cenicola/The New York Times Somewhere among […]

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The Leopard-Print Midi Skirt Is the Summer Trend That Won’t Die

You’ve seen it on Instagram, the racks of your favorite department store and your morning commute. The silky, sultry leopard-print midi skirt is everywhere these days and has become a seemingly tailor-made wardrobe staple for “hot girl summer,” Megan Thee Stallion’s seasonal mantra of unabashed self-confidence. The trend’s origins have been widely attributed to the […]

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Barneys, Global Symbol of Creative Cool, Files for Bankruptcy

Barneys NY, the department store chain that once defined a certain Manhattan creative cool, confirmed weeks of speculation by announcing at midnight on Monday that it was seeking bankruptcy protection in order to restructure its business and pursue a sale. To stay afloat during its Chapter 11 proceedings, the retailer, which is controlled by the […]

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Victoria’s Secret Executive Leaves as Company Distances Itself From Epstein

L Brands, the parent company of Victoria’s Secret, is losing its longtime chief marketing officer Ed Razek, a departure that adds to the turbulence at the once-dominant lingerie company. Mr. Razek is retiring, according to a note sent to employees by Leslie H. Wexner, the company’s chief executive. Victoria’s Secret — which for years defined […]

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Victoria’s Secret Casts First Openly Transgender Woman as a Model

Victoria’s Secret has cast an openly transgender woman for the first time, hiring the Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio for a catalog photo shoot, her agent said. Her agent, Erio Zanon, said on Monday that Ms. Sampaio, 22, had been hired for catalog work for VS Pink, the company’s athletic line. He said Ms. Sampaio “believes […]

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