Fashion | “Paris is Burning” Inspired a Generation

Jennie Livingston was an NYU student when she first saw some queer kids vogueing in Washington Square Park, downtown Manhattan. She spent seven years with them, immersing herself in their Harlem-based, drag ball culture. 25 years later and the resulting documentary,Paris is Burning, has been honoured with the Legacy Award by Cinema Eye, which celebrates …

Business | Louis Vuitton Sheds light at Heathrow

London Heathrow Airport said retail sales climbed 2.6 percent to a record 200 million pounds ($304 million) last year as the hub unveiled the addition of Louis Vuitton and Fortnum & Mason outlets at its busiest terminal. Heathrow said it expected 2015 revenue to remain strong, citing British Retail Consortium figures, which suggest one pound …

Trends | Burberry’s Ponchos Obsession Making Headway

While the billowy, hand-painted trenches Burberry showed at its fall 2014 runway show got their fair share of critical love, it’s the brand’s monogrammed blanket ponchos that have really hit home, not only with street style photographers but also with customers. That particular success was part of a solid, if geographically patchy, third quarter. For …

Business | Dsquared Celebrates 20 year Mile Stone

LONDON, United Kingdom — Dean and Dan Caten are used to celebrating anniversaries together. Brothers in business and identical twins, these two have followed perfectly parallel paths, studying together, landing their first job as co-creative directors at fashion house Ports 1961, and sharing the wheel at the helm of their Milan-based brand DSquared2, which this …

FASHION | Raving Reviews for Galliano’s Margiela Collection

Today is #MargielaMonday, the day we have anxiously been awaiting for roughly four years now. John Galliano, former creative director of Christian Dior, sent his Artisinal collection for Belgian-founded, Paris-based house, Maison Martin Margiela, down the runway in London this afternoon. In attendance: a small group of friends, editors, retailers and fellow designers. For a collection …

Trends |China Bans the Burqa

Originally posted on Quartz:
Chinese authorities have banned women in the capital city of Xinjiang—an autonomous western region where Muslims account for almost half of the population—from wearing burqas in public, according to a brief article on a government-run website, Tianshan News. Local legislators for Urumqi proposed the ban in December, and now the regional legislature has approved it. It’s…

Op-Ed | Growing, The African Fashion Industry

African fashion is without a doubt very influential. The whole world loves our culture, colours, and designs. So why then does Africa still not have its very own fashion capital? I can name a few problems that the African fashion industry grapples with; Our local clothing is way too pricey compared to all the other …

BUSINESS | The Downfall of Michael Kors Stock

Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (KORS) fell the most in more than two months in New York trading after Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN) cut its rating on the stock, saying slowing handbag demand has led to a “dramatic” increase in discounting. Christian Buss, a New York-based analyst for Credit Suisse, lowered his rating to neutral …

Fashion | Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag Frenzy

NEW YORK, United States — It was mid-afternoon on December 9th when the founders of Mansur Gavriel took to Instagram with great news for their more than 123,000 followers. The handbag line’s fall e-commerce delivery — which included every style, make and colourway available for the season — had finally arrived. Within an hour, 95 …

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