HOT SUMMER FESTIVALS: How to Look Like You Belong

Attending a Summer Music Festival is a rite of passage this day in age, and getting a dope picture of your amazingly creative and unique one-of-a-kind outfit at the festival is even more necessary. But when everyone and their mother seems to attend festivals, and so many start off stories from the summer with ‘this one time, at Coachella’ summer music festivals have become much more about standing out, than listening in. The beats might be sick, but your outfit needs to be sicker. So the ultimate question becomes, how do you look like you belong? Some key points to … Continue reading HOT SUMMER FESTIVALS: How to Look Like You Belong

6th Annual Columbia Fashion Week

The style is out, FASHION is in! Now in its sixth year, Columbia Fashion Week (formerly Columbia Style Week) has become the city’s most anticipated summer event. Featuring five days and nights of high fashion by designers from all over the world, live entertainment, chic mixers and parties, exclusive shopping, and fashion education, the Mayor of Columbia has proclaimed June 13th – 17th Columbia’s official fashion week. This year our Title Sponsor is “The Venue on Main”, our Presenting Sponsor is “Lamar Outdoor Advertising”, our Sr. Charity Partner is “St. Lawrence Place”, our Jr. Charity Partner is “Sisters Encouraging Sisters … Continue reading 6th Annual Columbia Fashion Week

New High-End Men’s Fashion Boutique ‘The Abeyance’ Opens Downtown A new place to get really expensive clothes from Rick Owens and other fancy designers for cheap(ish).

If you’re like me, you wish you could spend all day walking up and down Broadway dressed like the morally ambiguous antagonist from a science fiction movie. If you’re like me, you also can’t afford to shell out a grand or more on the jackets designed by Rick Owens, Tomoaki Okaniwa and the like that are required to pull that look off. Well, my fellow clothing nerds, a ray of light shines through the white halls of Morgan’s Alley mall, at 515 SW Broadway.  The Abeyance, a new boutique catering to shoppers looking for high fashion menswear at comparatively affordable prices, has opened up … Continue reading New High-End Men’s Fashion Boutique ‘The Abeyance’ Opens Downtown A new place to get really expensive clothes from Rick Owens and other fancy designers for cheap(ish).

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Winner Jonathan Simkhai Has a Breathtakingly Quick Personal Appearance at Tootsies

Designer Jonathan Simkhai burst on the scene in 2015 when he won the coveted CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund with $300,000 in prize money to invest in his label, and most importantly, a year-long mentorship withMichael Kors. He has put that prize purse and knowledge to good use. Since, he has dressed Gigi Hadid, Anne Hathaway, Kendall Jenner, Emma Roberts, and in the past week Lorde, Kate Hudson, Sofia Vergara and Ashley Graham. He launched his label in 2010 and early success propelled him into the CFDA Fashion Incubator program where he developed his eye for quality of craft. Simkhai packs his … Continue reading CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Winner Jonathan Simkhai Has a Breathtakingly Quick Personal Appearance at Tootsies

Australian Fashion Week: Aussies rising in the fashion stakes

AUSTRALIAN models hoping to follow in the footsteps of international catwalk star Karlie Kloss have turned to designer macgraw’s casting for Australian Fashion Week. The label, operated by sisters Tessa and Beth MacGraw, cemented itself as a big player in the fashion industry when Kloss opened the David Jones autumn/winter show in its designs earlier in the year. Now the designers are casting about 25 girls to follow the lead of the former Victoria’s Secret angel. Model Astrid Holler, 20, who has worked with the brand before, says “it would mean a lot” to walk for them in Fashion Week, … Continue reading Australian Fashion Week: Aussies rising in the fashion stakes

Can Coach Create an American Fashion Empire?

In 2000, a company called Pegasus Apparel Group was founded with private equity money and a big idea: Buy a group of fashion brands based in the United States and create a homegrown version of the major European luxury conglomerates. It snapped up Miguel Adrover, a darling of New York Fashion Week, plus Daryl K, Pamela Dennis, Judith Leiber and Angela Amiri. But one year later, it had sold most of them and renamed itself the Leiber Group. So much for that. In 2012, Liz Claiborne Inc., the holding company for Juicy Couture, Lucky Brand jeans and Kate Spade, renamed itself … Continue reading Can Coach Create an American Fashion Empire?

OTIS STUDENTS AMAZE AT THE 35TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT AND FASHION SHOW

On Saturday night the Otis College of Art and Design held its 35th annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show at the luxurious Beverly Hilton Hotel. The event started with an energetic cocktail reception and silent auction before a three-course dinner and was followed by a beautiful fashion show incorporating a wide variety of styles and talents, each created by the talented students at Otis through collaboration with their seasoned mentors.  One student was awarded the Best Design Award from each individual collection, while student designer Joanna Rubalcaba took home the 2017 Designer of the Year award at the end of the night. … Continue reading OTIS STUDENTS AMAZE AT THE 35TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT AND FASHION SHOW

5 Things To Know About Prada’s First Resort Fashion Show

1. It was a first Held in Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Prada’s Resort 2018 presentation was the Italian label’s first fashion show dedicated to the season. 2. Sports-inspired pieces stole the show Logo-emblazoned knee-high socks, Velcro sneakers, and tracksuits featured throughout the collection, giving it a utilitarian undertone. 3. Softer elements played a large part too Despite the athletic themes, the collection had a decidedly feminine feel thanks to the sherbet shades that were cast across tissue-thin layers, pleated skirts, and ruffled blouses. 4. Details, details, details The marabou feather trim Prada has employed the past few seasons was back again, … Continue reading 5 Things To Know About Prada’s First Resort Fashion Show

Closing The Loop On Sustainable Fashion

The true cost of cheap clothing is no longer breaking news—especially with so many stories of rampant worker exploitation, increasing textile waste in landfills and natural resource depletion leading the headlines. Although we may spend a few dollars less on those cool jeans and tees, we actually pay high human and environmental costs for our clothes. Still, fashion remains central to the way we shape ourselves in the world. It is a nearly US$3 trillion industry, employing 57 million people worldwide. Bringing change to its lucrative value chain is not a task for the faint-hearted. An unlikely network of social … Continue reading Closing The Loop On Sustainable Fashion

BREATHTAKING WEDDING DRESSES FROM BRIDAL FASHION WEEK

Don’t you just love Bridal Week? With designers showcasing their latest wedding dress designs, full of layered tulle, elegant lace, and dreamy embellishments, it’s enough to make romantics out of even the most cynical of us. This year, the likes of Oscar de la Renta (with aCarrie Bradshaw wedding dress), Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier presented their 2018 bridal collections, and they didn’t disappoint. Scroll down for our favorite ones. The Temperley bow wedding dress This gown is a simple halterneck style from the front, but turn around and there’s a fabulous bow on the back that makes it totally unique. As Anne … Continue reading BREATHTAKING WEDDING DRESSES FROM BRIDAL FASHION WEEK

Fashion: Lush hour

          Stockists Accessorize, uk.accessorize.com Anita Ko, anitako.com Anthropologie, anthropologie.com Aquazzura,aquazzura.com Bimba y Lola, bimbaylola.com Dinosaur Designs, dinosaurdesigns.co.uk ID Sarrieri, sarrieri.com Maje, uk.maje.com Melissa Odabash, odabash.com Niza Huang, nizahuang.com Ottoman Hands, ottomanhands.com Sanayi 313, shop.sanayi313.com Topshop, topshop.com Zimmermann, zimmermannwear.com Photographer Andres De Lara Contributing Fashion editor Hannah Hughes Fashion assistant Joanne Toolan Make-up Jose Bass using Chanel Les Indispensables de L’Eté and Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Creme Hair Jamie McCormick using Less is More Model Alexandra Martynova at The Hive Producer Lucy Coghlan Shot at Mayfield Falls, Jamaica The YOU team stayed at Sandals Negril Beach Resort … Continue reading Fashion: Lush hour