FASHION | Lebanese Designers Count The Damage of Massive Blast In Beirut

Designers including Elie Saab and Rbih Kayrouz reported no vitcims from the explosion, which destroyed their headquarters. Lebanese designers were left picking up this pieces on Wednesday after a massive warehouse explosion in the port of Beirut sent a shockwave across the capital, killing at least 100 people and injuring nearly 4,000 according to news … Continue reading FASHION | Lebanese Designers Count The Damage of Massive Blast In Beirut

FASHION | Diane Von Furstenberg To Pay Laid Off Employees ‘In Full’

Iconic fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg wrote on Instagram that laid-off employees of her struggling company will be paid in full including severances. The statement was in response to a New York Times article that was written about the closing of her company’s clothing stores which laid off 60 percent of the retail staff in … Continue reading FASHION | Diane Von Furstenberg To Pay Laid Off Employees ‘In Full’

FASHION | Armani and Net-A-Porter Are Teaming Up To Bring Us A New-Gen Shopping Experience

Armani and the Yoox Net-A-Porter  are entering the next phase of their 20-year relationship with plans for a new – gen shopping experience. Over the next two year, the two brands will work together to develop a ‘revolutionary, digital and integrated shopping experience’ for its customers, integrating Armani’s physical boutique with its digital sites with … Continue reading FASHION | Armani and Net-A-Porter Are Teaming Up To Bring Us A New-Gen Shopping Experience

FASHION | Sensible And Chic: The $185 Luxury Face Mask From Belgium

Take a face mask, adorn it with jewels or attach it to a long, flowing neck scarf. What have you got? A pandemic precaution, yet, but also a luxury fashion statement that can cost anywhere from 75 to 160 euros ($87-185). As mask-wearing becomes part of everyday defense against the coronavirus, Belgian designers are turning … Continue reading FASHION | Sensible And Chic: The $185 Luxury Face Mask From Belgium

FASHION | Valentino Takes Haute Couture To The Circus In Rome Show

Italian luxury group Valentino had models suspended from swings in flowing white gowns against a pitch-black background in a circus – inspired haute couture show, live-streamed from Rome on Tuesday. After being forced to cancel events, close shops and halt manufacturing during lockdowns triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, high-end fashion houses have largely ditched traditional … Continue reading FASHION | Valentino Takes Haute Couture To The Circus In Rome Show

FASHION | This Year’s CFDA Awards Winners Will Be Announced Digitally In September 14 With Two New International Categories

This year’s CFDA Awards were a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled for Monday, June 8, they would’ve kicked off NYFW: Resort and New York’s June men’s collections, both of which were like wise canceled. But the show must go on-virtually at least. This year’s winners will be announced on both CFDA.com and the … Continue reading FASHION | This Year’s CFDA Awards Winners Will Be Announced Digitally In September 14 With Two New International Categories

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Tommy Hilfiger Launched A New Initiative To Increase Diverse Representation In The Fashion Industry

In its commitment to ensure the current Black Lives Matter movement results in real, long-term change, Tommy Hilfiger has launched the People’s Place Program. Committing U.S.$5 million as an initial donation, the house’s new platform presents a three-pillar approach to increase the representation of Black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) within the fashion and … Continue reading THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Tommy Hilfiger Launched A New Initiative To Increase Diverse Representation In The Fashion Industry

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Dior Has Partnered With UNESCO To Help Mentor Young Female Students

Dior has announced a partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, which will help to support disadvantaged, young, female students. The programme is an extension of the Women@Dior mentorship initiative, which has already helped over 1,000 young students by pairing them with Dior employees who took on the role of mentors. Dior … Continue reading THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Dior Has Partnered With UNESCO To Help Mentor Young Female Students

FASHION | Valentina Sampaio Is The First Transgender Model To Appear In The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

It’s official: Valentina Sampaio just become the first transgender model to appear in the legendary Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. According to the brand’s website, the 23-year-old Brazilian model is one of eight Rookies, or newcomers to the magazine, that will be featured in this year’s iconic edition – which is set to hit stands later … Continue reading FASHION | Valentina Sampaio Is The First Transgender Model To Appear In The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

FASHION ISSUES | Designers Fashion A Go-Slow Future For Catwalks And Collections

MILAN – From Armani to Gucci, top fashion houses are re-designing their calendars to slow down the frantic pace of catwalks shows and new collections, as the coronavirus pandemic forces a rethink of the way the industry works. Luxury labels are scaling back the number of collections they show at fashion weeks across the year … Continue reading FASHION ISSUES | Designers Fashion A Go-Slow Future For Catwalks And Collections