Catholic fashion is in vogue
Which was your favourite outfit then, for the Met Gala on the theme of Heavenly Bodies – Catholicism and Fashion – the images of which are everywhere right now? Madonna was true to form with a heavy black mantilla, channelling a Sicilian widow, and Anna Wintour’s dress was, apparently, Cardinal Chanel – though if I may be pedantic, a Cardinal’s colour is scarlet, not white (that’s for the Pope). But Elon Musk, the Tesla man, was pretty good with a kind of reverse clerical suit…white, with a black dogcollar. Frankly, an awful lot of people missed the point of the thing, the theme being Sunday best, loosely interpreted as going to church crossed with fancy dress, crossed with the highest clerical camp. There’s a fine line, obviously, between homage to religion, and the sending up of it, and outright sacrilege. But most attendees stayed on this side of good taste, ...

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‚Enchanted‘ Fashion Show
  (Photo:unique formal dresses)On April 12, 2018, the Fashion Merchandising and Design Society (FMDS) put on its annual fashion show. The theme this year was “Enchanted,” a take on edgy-yet-whimsical designs. If you missed any information about the lead-up to the show, be sure to read the Collegiate Times’ pre-event coverage. The coordinators, Lissandra Cartagena and Meredith Cox, have been putting this show together for an entire year — coordinating a large-scale event like this is no easy feat. Well over 500 tickets were sold, with the show selling out of seats. People were buying tickets just to stand in the back of the ballroom to watch. I was able to arrive one hour early, and the FMDS had set up a VIP room just across from the Squires Ballroom with catered food and beverages. I sat in the ballroom before the crowds rolled in, and I was luckily able ...
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What are teenagers spending all their money on
If you were anything like us when we were teenagers, we couldn’t get enough of the latest clothes or jewellery pieces in our local stores. But it seems like US teenagers are shying away from the clothing industry when it comes to spending their hard-earned pocket money, and are instead opting to spend on makeup and beauty. It should come as no surprise that teens are worried about skincare, especially when there are a lot of hormonal changes and concerns that affect the way their skin develops. But according to the latest data from Piper Jaffray’s Generation Z survey, teens are upping the ante and spending the most on skincare and beauty. Other high ranking expenses included food and video games, which surprises nobody. But with athleticwear and streetwear leading the way in the clothing department, it’s clear to see that influences like Beyonce and Rihanna (who both have their ...

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As fashion returns to maximalism
Feathers have been used decoratively throughout history but in recent years they’ve become tainted by associations with Las Vegas showgirls, hen parties and Australia’s most famous export, Dame Edna. However, last season forward-thinking Miuccia Prada prompted their revival with a bid to make feathers fabulous once again. And it looks as though the trend for precious plumage is here to stay with a host of designers fluttering fluffy marabou across their spring/summer 2018 collections. Heralding fashion’s return to maximalism, Saint Laurent lead the way by opening its show with sandals adorned with feathers and several pairs of knee-highs that were quickly termed “yeti boots”. Elsewhere, Maison Margiela offered a twisted take on the trench with gold brocade versions peppered with white feathers while Alberta Ferretti traded in embellishments for gowns covered in colourful tufts. The most excessive styles though came from Moschino, where the likes of Kaia Gerber and Gigi ...

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Evening looks vary for fall/winter 2018
At Telfar’s show, there were various musicians modeling and performing on the runway. The Liberian-American designer is in the business of creating a new business. From time to time, the business has been called fashion. Viewing his New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2018 collection was quite entertaining, and the audience had fun. At the age of 18, Telfar Clemens launched his eponymous line in 2005. He concentrates on unisex styles. He has developed a remarkable brand and a design vocabulary that’s uniquely democratic and strikingly original. Laying the blueprint for today’s avant-garde, Telfar was genderless a decade before the trend arrived. Clemens’ projects create a horizontal cultural impact. His collaborations with Solange Knowles at the Guggenheim Museum are a highlight in his career. Known for designing the nationwide uniforms for more than 10,000 employees of the fast-food chain White Castle, Clemens is a designer who’s on the rise, carving out ...

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Shop for the right skincare products this winter
For many people, the cold winter days can bring dry, itchy and irritable skin. For those with sensitive skin, these symptoms worsen and can even cause an inflammation of conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Keep these tips in mind to help avoid skin pain and discomfort this winter. “Weather plays a large role in how our skin reacts,” said Kim Chang, aesthetician with the Baylor Aesthetics Studio. “The winter months dehydrate the skin, leaving it dry and more sensitive to products.” In addition to weather changes, the temperature of showers or baths may increase, which can further lead to drying of the skin. Chang says to avoid hot, steamy showers in the winter. Although tempting, the hot water will cause additional irritation. Daily skincare tips Whether you suffer from eczema, psoriasis or just severe dry skin, it’s best to always apply body and face moisturizer immediately after your shower. ...

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Beautiful spring/resort ’18 dressing
Whether you wear a dress, pantsuit, gown or jumpsuits, women’s fashions are utterly feminine for spring and resort ’18. Silhouettes vary from a loose fit to shaped on the body. Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs are the designers and founders of the Cushnie et Ochs collection. They design for women and share a creative vision that often pushes sensibilities. While creating this spring/summer collection, they juxtaposed bold sensuality with minimal sophistication. Their clothes exude a raw, yet refined, sense of femininity. The Cushnie et Ochs collection focuses on clean lines and a perfect fit. Their clothes are available at more than 150 stores, including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Harvey Nicols, Selfridges and Net-A-Porter. The out of the jungle looks of Nicholas K were quite the opposite, showing shapes that were sexy, yet loose-fitting. In the weeks leading up to Fashion Week, this company’s studio suffered a fire ...

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5 things to know about DVF’s new creative director, Nathan Jenden
Dynasty piqued his interest in fashion “I got into clothes as a teenager from watching Dynasty,” he told the South China Morning Post in 2008. “My parents were also the organisers of Live Aid so when they did Fashion Aid in 1985 [at the Royal Albert Hall] I remember seeing the Armani show and how beautiful it was, especially the long sequined fishtail skirts. From that moment on I knew I wanted to do fashion.” Galliano was one of his first teachers Jenden gave up his place at the prestigious Oxford University in favour of Central Saint Martins. After graduation, the Londoner followed up with a masters at the Royal College of Art,“because I didn’t know how to sew when I left Central Saint Martins,” he confessed to Michael Hertz during a Fashion Business Club meeting in 2009. After working with John Galliano, he headed to Paris with Kenzo before ...

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Artists whose fashion spoke as much as their songs
The international music industry isn’t just confined to song and lyrics. The artists set the stage ablaze every time they are on it. Even their public appearances have always known to make a statement. There are some iconic singers who have changed the fashion scene of their era for good. Let’s look at their choices. Lady Gaga Weird is the new style statement. She wore the most eclectic and borderline scary outfits with great ease. Being experimental is an understatement when it comes to her fashion choices. Right from head to toe, that’s hairstyle to footwear, everything screams eccentricity. It is craziness personified. Beyonce Flaunting curves is right up her alley. The diva of pop music, Beyonce is the most loved and influential singer of our time. Her fashion is diverse. From retro look to gala-inspired gowns, she sure knows how to draw attention. She looks like the showstopper in ...

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Find out why designer Nasiba Hafiz is taking Saudi fashion to new heights
Jeddah-based fashion designer Nasiba Hafiz is a rare gem in Saudi Arabia. Her bold prints, asymmetric designs, colorful motifs and minimalist approach have all combined to form the foundation of a fresh take on fashion in the country. Gone are the days of excess colors, florals and sequins, fashion in the country has taken a more modern, simple and sophisticated turn — and some fashion insiders believe Hafiz is at the helm of the ship. Arab News sat down with Hafiz in her wonderfully-eccentric living room, the walls of which were covered in an unconventional array of beautiful pictures and posters garnered from her travels abroad. Her avant-garde home is a reflection of her style, as well as her art-and-fashion-savvy family’s influence. “I design what I feel. It’s a process that isn’t easy, especially with the growing market, but I take into consideration what is missing here. You’ll always find ...

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Three is a charm
After many online forecasts, the doors were finally open for gowns and tuxedos to sweep by. As the ballroom filled with more than 150 fashion fanatics, anticipation grew more evidently in the air. Unlike any other event, it was the end of this one that everyone looked out for. With renowned names such as Dubai Design and Fashion Council CEO Jazia Al Dhanhani, and international judges Reem Acra, Aquazzura’s Edgardo Osorio, and Conde Nast’s Karina Dobrotvorskaya lined up for talks, it was Vogue Arabia’s Editor in Chief Manuel Arnaut’s announcement that had everyone applaud and holding their breath. The DDFC/Vogue Fashion prize has once again returned to offer a strong boost for a number of regional talents. The nominees represented a diversity of countries and design aesthetics. After months of online hype and one long day for the jury committee to meet and evaluate each talent, a winner for each ...

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SecretBrand by Barack is Live on Indiegogo
SecretBrand adds another layer to the fashion world, unique clothing with unique artworks. Traditional idea, a new approach, flawless execution. After all, this is precisely what art is. Women can begin to explore a new, superior, refined connection with what they wear. A transition from style or fashion to timeless art. There is something magical about owning a unique piece, and if it also contains that harmonious touch of a great artist, that single piece can find its place as a masterpiece. SecretBrand does just that; they are not only a fashion house, but they also want to provide you with art, fashion art. Young artists, new stars are joining every day to make women fall in love with their creations. All backers interested in fashion, art, technology, software, and e-commerce are welcome. They will find something, SecretBrand being a multidisciplinary endeavor. The keyword for this startup is „Unique.“ Every ...

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Lakmé Fashion Week Along With WeWork Kickstart ‘Fashion Talks’ In Mumbai
  (Photo:marieaustralia)Taking the lead once again in creating conversations on fashion and the industry, Lakmé Fashion Week recently hosted the first ever ‘Fashion Talks’ at WeWork office spaces in BKC Mumbai. India’s leading young designers, Nikhil Thampi and Nishka Lulla together with IMG Reliance’s Head of Fashion Jaspreet Chandok came together to discuss various facets of fashion and creativity in India today. Well known stylist Ekta Rajani was the moderator of the panel discussion. Talking about the concept, Jaspreet Chandok, Head of Fashion – IMG Reliance said, “The fashion landscape in India is constantly evolving with young designers who bring fresh and new ideas to the fore every season at Lakmé Fashion Week. We are happy to debut Fashion Talks at WeWork which serves as the perfect place for creators to meet and collaborate. This was the first of many such immersive discussions which we plan to have on an ...
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Why is this Kerala designer in news after Manushi Chhillar’s crowning?
Pulamanthole: Unnikrishnan, a native of Perinthalmanna in Malappuram district in Kerala, has never been to any fashion designing institute. The self-made costume designer learned stitching from his mother Janaki and has been working as a tailor in his home town for the past 25 years. When the opportunity to design the Indian costume for Manushi Chhillar for the Miss India pageant came to him, he put his heart and soul into it. Six sleepless days and nights that he spent for designing the Indian costume, however, did not go in vain. He is happy that Manushi is now crowned the Miss World 2017. Unnikrishnan, who could not resume his studies after class 10 for several reasons, was a good artist since childhood. It was a fashion show by Hari Anand that inspired him to take up fashion designing. He learned the art by sitting at home, creating own designs and ...

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Season Up Your Wardrobe With These New Arrivals This Fall
While we may not have leaves changing in Jamaica to signify the season change, we have a slight dip in the temperature with brisk mornings, and more recently, unexpected rainy weeks. No better time to retire the summer brights and whites and embrace this beautiful season of autumn. When the colour palette gets warmer and emphasis is placed on colour, texture and prints. The season before the glitz and glam of Christmas‘ bejewelled gowns and sequins to dazzle the eyes. Let us embrace this season, a season fashonistas all over the world rave as their favourite to play dress up. Why? Because there is a great opportunity to showcase your knowledge on style. Today, with the help of Maxie Department Stores, we will look at some pointers and a cheat sheet of how we can master a perfectly styled look for the season, which Millennials to Generation X would be ...

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