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Neemic: Sustainable Fashion from Beijing
Despite a growing awareness about sustainability, China is not yet one of the places where green ideas come to fruition. In particular, the local fashion industry isn't sensitive toward environmental issues and the textile industry in the south of...
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Ann Demeulemeester's Beautiful Fashion Book
The music industry has the White Album. And now fashion has an iconic black book, thanks to a beautiful new volume from Rizzoli chronicling the visual history of Ann Demeulemeester's contributions to the world of fashion. The Flemish designer has...
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Ultra-Soft T-Shirts by Schooner
One of the eternal wardrobe classics (the hunt for which has almost become a cliché) is the perfect white T-shirt. In East London, one in particular from a new company looks set to become a serious contender for the title. Schooner—which launched...
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LOCAL ICONS: Reviving Industry with Apparel
During Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Weekend, fashion editor Veronika Ruppert—along with fashion business insider Katarina Kral—presented a new project called LOCAL ICONS. The small yet impressive installation inside Prague's Charles University revealed...
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Playful Classics from Italy's Lazzari
It's easy enough to put cute animal prints over blouses and dresses—as many fast fashion retailers are doing—to draw attention, but to make a well-crafted quality piece that manages to be both playful and elegant, is an admirable feat. One brand...
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Geometric, Provocative Attire at NYFW S/S15
Each fashion week, certain through-lines manifest across disparate designers. Whether it's ready-to-wear or haute couture, wildly imaginative brands touch upon the times—and similarities in mood manifest. This season, a refreshing array of lines incorporated...
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Scene, by All: Set Design at NYFW S/S15
With every Fashion Week, brands go great lengths to compete for the attention of buyers and editors. And while the clothing and accessories are the most important element of each runway show, we've noted before that there's far more to the spectacle...
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Degen's Acid-Drenched SS 2015 Collection
by Laura Feinstein While oftentimes New York Fashion Week shows at Lincoln Center are characterized by flash and grandeur, downtown at Chelsea Piers Studio, a showing of younger designers is proving to be where a new spark is. Since graduating from...
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Mansi Shah Printed Scarves
Eponymous design studio Mansi Shah prides itself on creating signature prints and products. Each bright and bold print made in the Chinatown space is conceived by Shah in NYC, though she taps an "informal" team of freelancers and friends to work...
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Saigon Socialite Shoes
The elaborately carved soles of Saigon Socialite are the brainchild of LanVy Nguyen, born in Vietnam and raised in California. A corporate finance veteran, in 2007 Nguyen embarked on what she calls the "education of my life," which began in a Vietnamese...
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Studio Visit: Alder New York
After just a few semesters into school at the Pratt Institute, designers Nina Zilka and David J. Krause took their passion out of the studio and into the marketplace. With one label already under their belt by graduation, Zilka and Krause started...
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Bonobos: Interview with VP of Design Dwight Fenton
Advertorial content: Over the past month we've highlighted some of the holiday offerings from Bonobos —from their luxuriously soft and well-styled cashmere to their versatile and travel-ready patterned oxfords. We also teamed up with the premier...
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Content 2013
Since its inception in 2009, Content has become one of Portland’s most original and interactive displays of fashion, art and design. Hosted, as always, at the Ace Hotel, Content brought 28 designers to decorate their own room at the hotel and let...
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GQ for Gap 2013: Going Social
The ubiquity of social media has been a blessing for some, and for others an unwelcome sea change. Love it or hate it, social media and the way people use it is constantly changing, but here to stay. With the advent of social media stars—so-called...
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Interview: Month of Sundays
by Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi With three impeccable collections under wraps, Finland's talented Kettunen sisters continue to showcase their design prowess and creative independence with their clothing and accessories line, Month of Sundays. Working in...
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YVMIN
The adornments lining YVMIN's Beijing studio tell a lot about their work. An iridescent heart hangs on the wall alongside a set of plastic heads of Greek statues, and mannequins donning elaborately layered garb bring movement into austere forms...
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VoyVoy
Growing up in the suburbs of NYC, VoyVoy designer Nat Disston first learned to surf on the beaches of Long Island. But it wasn't until he moved to the northern Florida surf town of Ponte Verda Beach in high school that he really developed a passion...
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Point of View from RVS by V
Spring is here (in the Northern Hemisphere) and summer is just around the corner, which means one thing: time to step up your sunglasses game. If you want to leave the Wayfarer crowd in the dust, the new Point of View (POV) line from RVS by V is...
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Reclaim Bags by Sophie Postma
Most people would balk at being given "waste materials and innovation" as a jumping off point, but 21-year-old Sophie Postma found inspiration instead. Her line of minimalist clutches, bags and iPad cases are handmade from discarded rubber inner...
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Interview: Judson Harmon of ØDD
At just 21-years-old, designer, model and entrepreneur Judson Harmon confidently stands with two feet firmly planted within the ever-evolving fashion industry. After opening ØDD—a boutique and styling house in NYC's Lower East Side neighborhood...
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Arrrgh! Monsters In Fashion
Like the scream of a frightened soul coming face to face with a monster, "Arrrgh!" is the title of a recently opened exhibition at Parisian gallery Gaité Lyrique, which deals with "monsters in fashion." Curated by Vassilis Zidianakis and Angelos...
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Henrik Vibskov: Neck Plus Ultra
Named for the Latin motto "nec plus ultra" (literally, "nothing farther beyond"), Henrik Vibskov's latest effort "Neck Plus Ultra" is a continuation of his AW 2013 show, "The Stiff Neck Chamber." Taking place in an elaborate space—a forest...
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SFK + Meredith Wendell
In 2011 Sarah Frances Kuhn left a promising position in fashion media to start her own accessories line, SFK. Rooted in technique and process, the brand makes playful straps for serious cameras using high quality and unconventional materials. Building...
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