Fashion News Archive
Rihanna's Fenty Label Collaborates with ASAI
Newly-crowned Urban Luxe Fashion Award winner Rihanna has announced her first Fenty collaborator: A Sai Ta, the Fashion East graduate behind club-kid favorite ASAI. RiRi let Ta loose on her City Bloom collection for an exclusive 24-piece London capsule that will be available at Selfridges on Dec. 11.
Lauren London Debuts New PUMA Ad Campaign
Lauren London is teaming with PUMA as she steps into the next chapter in her journey. London debuted “Forever Stronger”, a visual campaign paying homage to her late boyfriend, Nipsey Hussle, and his love for Los Angeles. The campaign was directed by Danny Williams, edited by Matt Tolkin and produced by AJR Films.
Gabrielle Union Launches Curvy Fashion Line
Actress and entrepreneur, Gabrielle Union, has teamed up with New York & Company’s plus-sized division, Fashion to Figure, to bring a new voice to curvy fashion. Union first stepped into designing with her New York & Company Fall 2017 collection and has since continued to empower women through fashion.
Naomi Campbell Receives Fashion Icon Award
Naomi Campbell gave an emotional speech at the Fashion Awards, as she accepted the accolade for Fashion Icon. The supermodel broke down in tears on stage at the Royal Albert Hall as she thanked her mother for “raising me single-handedly, you were my mother and my father”.
Will Smith Releases New Bel-Air Athletics Collection
Will Smith is back with his second collection under Bel-Air Athletics, the actor’s fledgling fashion brand that initially debuted as just a limited-edition drop last month. After the first installment, Smith has now decided to turn The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air-inspired capsule into its own line.
Shopping Secondhand is Changing Fashion Industry
People are becoming more aware of problems with fast fashion, or inexpensive clothing that is rapidly produced. But there’s a new trend in the fashion world that doesn’t seem to be going out of style: repurposing, reselling, re-wearing. In 10 years, secondhand is projected to be even larger than the fast fashion industry.
How I Became...A Costume Designer
The stylist, consultant and now costume designer for the feature film Queen & Slim, Shiona Turini, shares how relentlessness helped her get ahead in her career, and why aspiring creative talent "must not be afraid to present a new idea and to stand by your convictions." Her story is one that will inspire other creatives.
Vlisco Launches City of Joy Fabric Collection
Vlisco, a Dutch printer of wax fabrics, has teamed up with five designers including British-Nigerian fashion designer Tolu Coker to showcase a collection of fabrics designed to honor and raise funds for the women of the City of Joy, a transformational leadership community for women. The collection launches on Nov. 25.
Naomi Campbell's Pop-Up Shop Returns for 12 Days
It’s not every day you get to rifle through the contents of a supermodel’s wardrobe. But an upcoming pop-up shop masterminded by none other than Naomi Campbell will give shoppers an opportunity to do just that. The supermodel is bringing back her Fashion For Relief pop-up shop just in time for Christmas.
Wale Oyedide Confronts Bias Through Fashion
Fashion designer, filmmaker, lawyer, record producer and writer, Wale Oyedide, has a new documentary, “After Migration: Calabria" that had a screening on the campus of Harvard University yesterday. While visiting Harvard, Oyedide sat down to discuss how, through his art, he encourages people to confront their biases.
Loni Love Talk Plus Size Issues in Fashion Industry
As the fashion, beauty, and media industry is forced to diversify their spectrum of inclusion, we still are lacking images and visuals of larger women on our magazines, tv’s, and on advertisements. Loni Love is a pioneer in the industry for plus size women who speaks on what still needs to be changed in the industry for other women.
Christopher John Rogers Wins CFDA/Vogue Fund
Christopher John Rogers has won the 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. As the winner of this year’s grand prize, Rogers will receive $400,000 and a year of mentorship from a CFDA member. The 25-year-old designer, based in Brooklyn, has become well known for his voluminous evening wear.
Tracee Ellis Ross to Host Fashion Awards
Tracee Ellis Ross will host the Fashion Awards in London on December 2nd. The Awards ceremony, which acts as a fundraiser for the British Fashion Council’s education pillar, takes place at the Royal Albert Hall. Fashion legends Giorgio Armani and Naomi Campbell will receive honorary prizes during the awards.
Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Talks About Her First Year
Lindsay Peoples Wagner is celebrating her one-year anniversary of shaking things up as editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue. Peoples Wagner is the youngest editor-in-chief in the history of Condé Nast, as well as being the publisher's third-ever Black EIC, and shows no signs of slowing down yet.
African Artist Designs for Dior's Lady Art Project
South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga was selected among other designers to mirror the resurgence in textile art for the fourth edition of Dior's bag collection that has factored in pieces of elements of culture and heritage through the use of techniques such as patchwork, quilting, embroidery and printing.
Surpreme Models: Book Dedicated to Black Models
A new art book by Marcellas Reynolds, Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion, pays homage to the first models to be featured on magazine covers and major ads, from Iman to Beverly Johnson and today's Black models. The book chronicles the careers of more than 70 women over the last 60 years.
Does Nordstrom and New York Need Each Other?
After a two-decade search for the perfect location for its first flagship store in Manhattan, Nordstrom has arrived. But in the age of retail bankruptcies and the diminishing footprint of brick-and-mortar retail, the timing of Nordstrom’s arrival begs the question: does New York really need another giant store?
Are Hip-Hop Artists Turning Their Backs on Stylists?
From Kanye to A$AP Rocky, the hip-hop world is turning its back on clothing advisers – but some believe it’s just a front. Rappers are claiming that they no longer make use of professional clothes-pickers, implying that they are more than capable of going to the shops without special assistance.
Handbags are Losing Their Place in Wardrobes
In an October 9th post, research firm NPD Group noted US sales of women’s handbags and totes were down more than 20% through August, versus the same period in 2016. The handbag, it seems, is slipping from its once-exalted place in a woman’s wardrobe creating a major shift in fashion trends.
Luxury Fashion Brand from Mozambique on the Rise
Mozambican fashion designer Eliana Murargy has been on a mission to re-imagine luxury clothing in Africa since establishing her brand in 2011. Her latest collection does just that. It debuted at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) last month, making her the first designer from Mozambique to showcase at the renowned fashion event.
'Hot Off The Press' Fashion Show at SNHU
'Hot Off the Press' is a couture runway show that explores the portrayal of African Americans in the press, with a glimpse into the future when blacks portray themselves. Through the lens of high fashion, this show will communicate a black aesthetic as told through words and self-expression from the eye of the journalist.
Africa Fashion Exchange to Showcase KZN Designers
This year’s Africa Fashion Exchange (AFX19) is set to showcase some of the best fashion by KwaZulu-Natal designers as well as the rest of the continent. With the main theme being “Africa Connect”, #AFX19 aims to connect African fashion to the world, as leaders in innovation and sustainability.