Business | Consumers, What are you really buying?

Considering the sheer number of weird, borderline nonsensical collaborations that we have seen in the past (the first one that comes to mind is Alexander Wang x Beats by Dre), Alexa Chung x Adriano Goldschmied, for instance, hardly comes as a shock. She has, after all, said she wants to “become a full-time designer.” But more realistically, …

Fashion | Could Gap be Kanye West’s next Venture?

In an exclusive interview with Style.com, conducted in New York  last week as the rapper launched his Adidas Originals Collection, West revealed that one of his long-held dreams is to become the creative director at Gap. Or, as he put it: “I’d like to be the Steve Jobs of Gap.” This is not the first time …

Fashion | Victoria Beckham’s Classy Sexy Collection

Victoria Beckham’s autumn 2015 New York fashion week collection officially began at 10am on Sunday morning inside Cipriani’s in downtown Manhattan. Mint teas on silver trays greeted guests escaping the frigidly cold minus nine degree celsius outside, and family Beckham – coiffed and in monochrome – snapped selfies on the front row. She has developed …

FASHION |The Root of Fashion’s Biggest Names

Unless you’ve been living under a WiFi-less rock for the past six months, you’ve probably noticed a few changes at Margiela. At creative director John Galliano’s debut show in London—itself a change from the house’s usual Paris slot—the designer made waves when he removed models’ customary masks and came out for a bow following the …

FASHION | Bogus Birkin “Bargain” Bags

Over the past several years, the Birkin bag “waiting list” has largely become a thing of the past. But keep in mind, just because just about anyone with at least $10k can buy a once super-exclusive Birkin bag these days, that does not mean that authentic bags are readily available at brick and mortar stores …

Fashion | The Verdict at Paris Haute Couture Week

Following the days of menswear fashion shows in Paris, haute couture collections took the catwalks from Tuesday to Thursday. Despite the event’s overall extravaganza, the number of visitors attending the shows was less than the previous edition. Hotels in the area reported a 9 percent decline in guests during Paris Fashion Week, which was most …

Fashion | The Repercussions of Using the N-Word

Timberland is ending its relationship with A.P.C. after founder Jean Touitou’srepeatedly used the n-word at the brand’s fall menswear show in Paris this week. To introduce A.P.C.’s collaboration with Timberland, Touitou also used the phrase, “The Timberland here is a very strong ghetto signifier.” A press representative sent the following statement from Timberland’s president, Stewart …

FASHION | The Evolution of Shoes

There are so many shoes… There are so many bizarre shoes…The transformative power of extreme footwear will be explored in the V&A’s summer 2015 fashion exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain. More than 200 pairs of historic and contemporary shoes from around the world will be on display, many for the first time. “Shoes are one …

Fashion | Could Dior Bring Latex Back?

Originally posted on Quartz:
Yesterday, Dior designer Raf Simons sent his haute couture collection for spring 2015 down the runway in Paris. The Belgian designer has won the affection of customers and approval of critics, deftly combining classic couture materials and silhouettes with a fresh, modern sensibility and eye-opening color palettes. Dior couture, spring 2015. At yesterday’s show, that…