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Resort 2016 Trend: Frayed Edges

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 15:00
From tactile tufts to shaggy seams, frayed fabric and fringe added textural appeal to resort looks.

Farfetch and LACMA Team for Design Collaboration

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:00
ART MEETS FARFETCH:  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s 50th anniversary festivities are continuing with a partnership with luxury e-commerce marketplace Farfetch. A series of Los Angeles-based designers — including Anita Ko, Cathy Waterman, Clare Vivier, Greg Lauren, Gregory Parkinson, Irene Neuwirth, Jennifer Meyer, Monique Lhuillier, NewbarK, Rodarte and The Elder Statesman — have each created an exclusive piece of clothing, accessory or perfume as part of the Farfetch x LACMA initiative, an extension of the Wear LACMA project. The pieces, which retail from $50 for a T- shirt to more than $1,000 for a dress, will go on sale on Farfetch.com Nov. 4 and in LACMA’s museum shop, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to benefit the museum. “Usually it’s only two or three designers, but because it’s our 50th, we’re offering 19 designers,” said Katherine Ross, founder of the Wear LACMA project, noting that Jennifer Meyer and Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy have participated in the program in the past. “They’re all inspired by different things that spoke to them when walking through the gallery.” Ross said the amount of items produced depends on the designer and cost of the piece. Rodarte will offer T-shirts and sweatshirts — more than 30 of each  — while Lhuillier

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A Pea in the Pod Launches in Harrods

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:01
The shop-in-shop is the maternity label's first brick-and-mortar space in Europe.

CFDA Names New Members

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:01
NEW YORK — The Council of Fashion Designers of America has added 40 members to the organization, bringing total membership to 508. “The 40 new members — the highest number joining the organization in its history — add to the diversity of the CFDA community,” said Steven Kolb, chief executive officer of the CFDA. New members include designers in such categories as jewelry, eyewear, swimwear, lingerie and millinery from locations such as Los Angeles, Miami, Kansas City, Mo., and Austin, Tex. Among the new members are Ana Khouri; Louise Camuto of the Camuto Group; Shayne Oliver of Hood by Air; Misha Nonoo; Nellie Partow; Rosie Assoulin; Gigi Burris of Gigi Burris Millinery; Sally LaPointe; Paul Andrew; Tanya Taylor; Siki Im; Francesca Amfitheatrof of Tiffany & Co., and Tome’s Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin. In addition, the CFDA voted to make Diane von Furstenberg chairman. Her title had previously been president. Kolb, ceo, adds the title of president. Lisa Smilor, executive director, was elevated to executive vice president. CFDA board member Reed Krakoff will host the new members party at his home on Oct. 27. Krakoff became admissions committee chairman this year, succeeding Stan Herman, who had served in that role since 2006. Admissions occur each spring.

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Donald Kohler Named President of Burberry Americas

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:01
Donald Kohler, an eight-year Burberry veteran, will take over the role of president at Burberry Americas as of Sept. 1. Currently chief merchandising operations officer, Kohler will succeed Jan Heppe, who is retiring after a 15-year run. In his new role, Kohler will oversee all sales channels, including online, for the company’s full range of products that are distributed across the U.S., Canada, and Central and Latin America. Kohler joined Burberry in 2008 as vice president of corporate planning and after two years was promoted to senior vice president of planning. He took on the chief merchandising officer’s post in December 2013. RELATED CONTENT: Burberry Prorsum Resort 2016  >> He will work closely with the company’s Asia and Europe, Middle East, India and Africa teams, as part of one global retail team. He will maintain his commercial planning responsibilities as that is further integrated into the organization internationally. Prior to joining Burberry, he spent four years at Williams-Sonoma and prior to that worked for 11 years at Gap dealing with five different international retail markets. In addition to retail, his management responsibilities included catalogue and e-commerce. Heppe has led operations for Burberry’s Americas business for 12 years and has served as president of the region for

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Alber Elbaz and Justin Timberlake Among FGI’s Night of Stars Honorees

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:01
Jonathan Anderson, Bruno Frisoni and Jason Wu are among the other fashion leaders who will be awarded at the Oct. 22 gala.

Tod’s Partners With Net-a-porter for E-Commerce Ready-to-Wear Launch

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:01
Tod’s fall women’s collection will launch on Net-a-porter Wednesday, with men’s to follow on Mr Porter in September.

They Are Wearing: Super Saturday in the Hamptons

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 19:22
Easy, breezy East End summer style was on display as locals joined celebrities at the Super Saturday shopping event in Water Mill, NY.

Beatrice Borromeo Weds Pierre Casiraghi in Valentino

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 17:07
The long pink-and-gold lace silk chiffon Valentino Haute Couture cape dress was an adaptation of a look from the spring 2015 collection.

Young Royals Head to Portsmouth for America’s Cup World Series

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 16:40
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge headed to Portsmouth, England to support Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie and his crew.

International Woolmark Prize Selects 12 Global Finalists

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 19:36
The 2015-16 International Woolmark Prize global finalists have all been decided. The six men’s wear finalists will compete in January at Pitti Uomo in Florence, while the six women’s wear finalists will face off in New York in February. The six men’s wear nominees are Munsoo Kwon (Asia); P. Johnson (Australia); Agi & Sam (British Isles), Jonathan Christopher (Europe) Suketdhir (India, Pakistan and Middle East), and Siki Im (U.S.). The six women’s wear nominees are J Koo (Asia), Bianca Spender (Australia), Teatum Jones (British Isles), Nanna van Blaaderen (Europe), Taller Marmo (India, Pakistan and Middle East), and Tanya Taylor (U.S.). “The International Woolmark Prize is a truly global celebration of emerging talent,” said Stuart McCullough, managing director of The Woolmark Co. “The competition not only allows the participating designers to share their vision on the world’s stage, it provides them with the opportunity for far-reaching commercial success.” Ultimately, the two winners will receive $100,000 Australian dollars, or about $73,000 at current exchange rate and the opportunity to have their collection carried in Harvey Nichols in London; 10 Corso Como in Milan, Beijing and Shanghai; Matchesfashion.com; Mytheresa.com; Saks Fifth Avenue in the U.S.; Joyce in China; Isetan Mitsukoshi in Japan; Boutique 1 in the United Arab

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Atea Oceanie: The Best Boyfriend Button-Downs, Now at Barneys

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 18:20
Kristen Stewart and Sarah Jessica Parker are fans of the London-based line's minimalist tailoring.

Celebrity Fashion: Best Instagrams of the Week

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 17:19
Here are the best celebrity Instagram posts from this week.

Galeries Lafayette Taps Hyères Finalist for Capsule Line

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 15:20
The 15-piece collection designed by Louis-Gabriel Nouchi will go on sale on Sept. 23.

On Off Sets Crowdfunding Campaign

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:29
FASHIONABLE FUND: On Off, a London-based non-profit showcase for emerging design talent, has set up a crowdfunding initiative to boost the financial backing of its spring 2016 show season, set for September in London. The organization, founded by Lee Lapthorne in 2003, has launched an appeal via crowdfunding site Indiegogo.com, to raise 25,000 pounds, or $39,000 at current exchange. Depending on the size of the contribution that donors make, they can receive perks in return for their contributions, such as tickets and backstage access to On Off shows during London Fashion Week. On Off is also spreading news of the crowdfunding campaign through Thunderclap, a platform that will allow it to blast information about the appeal through its supporters’ social media pages if On Off reaches a goal of 250 supporters. At the same time, the organization is making the transition to charitable status, meaning that On Off will gain access to a wider network of support and funding opportunities. Lapthorne, who also serves as creative director of On Off, said that the On Off panel is currently selecting designers for its off schedule showcase to take place during London Fashion Week in September. Prominent London labels including J.W. Anderson, Peter Pilotto and Gareth Pugh are among those who showcased their

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Tadashi Shoji Launching Girls’ Collection

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 23:06
With distribution in 55 countries, Tadashi Shoji is known for his evening gowns. Now the designer is hoping fans will take a closer look at his first girls’ collection. Borrowing a page from his best-selling designs, he has created Tadashi Shoji Kids, an offshoot that some of his more loyal shoppers have requested for some time. Sizes will range from 2T to 10 for the line, which was developed with on-the-move, playful girls in mind whose priority is first and foremost comfort. The Los Angeles-based Shoji has woven his signature floral motif into each dress. Set to debut July 31, the girls’ styles will retail from $148 to $328 via the designer’s Web site, as well as in his boutiques in South Coast Plaza and Las Vegas, Saks Fifth Avenue Dubai and other specialty stores and department stores around the globe. To some extent, the 21 girls’ offerings will incorporate some of the signature fabrics used in the women’s line such as tulle, crepe and embroidered lace in vibrant hues like grape, saffron, cedar, sapphire, flame and fuchsia. Shoji, who started his business in 1982, has a strong retail base to draw from, considering his women’s collection is now sold in more

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Hublot Unveils New Watch With Paris Saint-Germain Soccer Team

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 21:27
Swiss watchmaker Hublot and Paris Saint-Germain soccer team score a goal with their latest watch collaboration.

Amazon Steps Further Into Fashion, to Sponsor India Couture Week

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 19:31
The week will open for its sixth season on July 29 and run for five days at the Taj Palace hotel in New Delhi.

Hitcase Armed and Ready to Take on Fashion Sector

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:41
Hitcase founder Brooks Bergreen is courting the fashion crowd.

Victoria’s Secret Debuts in Milan

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 17:45
MILAN’S SECRET: American lingerie and beauty products retailer Victoria’s Secret, part of L Brands, inaugurated its first two Beauty & Accessories stores on Thursday in Milan, located in central shopping streets Via Torino 13 and Corso Vercelli 20. The interior of the stores has black cherry wood shelves, black-and-white photos and media walls broadcasting movies of the Victoria’s Secret Angels. The new stores offer fragrances, bath and body products, small leather goods, travel accessories, soft scarves, sunglasses and a selection of lingerie items. Victoria’s Secret sells its products across the U.S. and Canada in more than 1,000 doors, via the e-commerce site and mail catalogue, but has not built up a strong presence in Europe yet. With 10 stores in the U.K. and sales points at selected airports such as Malpensa and Linate in Milan, the company signed a franchise agreement with Percassi — known for its beauty brands Kiko Milano and Madina — last March to open the new stores.

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