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Fashion designer Alber Elbaz dies from Covid-19 at 59

PARIS/ZURICH – Designer Alber Elbaz, the former creative director at French fashion house Lanvin, has died from Covid-19, luxury fashion company Richemont confirmed on Sunday. He was 59.

Among Elbaz’s creations were the dress worn by Meryl Streep when she accepted her Oscar for Best Actress in 2012 for “The Iron Lady,” while other celebrity fans included Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore and Kate Moss, according to Women’s Wear Daily.

“It was with shock and enormous sadness that I heard of Alber’s sudden passing,” said Richemont chairman Johann Rupert, who described Elbaz as a beloved friend.

“Alber had a richly

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‘Unqualified peddler of woo’: Gwyneth Paltrow event sparks customer revolt at beauty retailer Mecca | Beauty

Announcing an event with an international A-lister on the lineup may seem like an impressive get for an Australian retailer. However, when beauty behemoth Mecca announced Gwyneth Paltrow as the keynote speaker at their virtual wellness summit, Mecca Life, their usually loyal customers revolted.

“Paltrow and Goop peddle enormous amounts of misinformation and make money by preying on women’s insecurities,” the cardiothoracic surgeon and author Dr Nikki Stamp wrote on the event’s Facebook page. “Every time we endorse this behaviour, we allow it to continue. Mecca has always been a champion for women so now, when women are at risk,

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RIP skinnies. What’s next for jeans? | Fashion

Farrah Fawcett in the 70s. Photograph: Spelling-Goldberg/Kobal/Rex/Shutterstock

In fashion, one thing’s for sure – the era of sweatpants is over, and denim is back. It’s also pretty clear that skinny jeans, the style that has refused to die for 20 years, are finally, waning from fashion’s pole position, thanks to gen Z relentlessly roasting milllenials over their trouser choice. And that is where the certainties end.

With the Levi’s CEO declaring this the beginning of a “new denim cycle”, fashion experts are uncharacteristically quiet on declaring what will be declared the jean of the future – or even of now.

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‘PreachersNSneakers’ Will Fill Your Sunday With Fashion, Flexing And Faith : NPR

It was cool to have a secret identity, for a bit. Then it got exhausting. At least that’s how Ben Kirby felt as he was anonymously running the PreachersNSneakers Instagram account, where he posts pictures of famous pastors and preachers alongside the market value of their designer clothes. The account started in 2019 and went viral among the megachurch crowd as it resurrected the age-old discussion: “It’s kind of weird when a representative of Jesus wears expensive stuff, right?”

PreachersNSneakers: Authenticity in an Age of For-Profit Faith and (Wannabe) Celebrities by Ben Kirby

Kirby was anonymous at first for a few reasons. The megachurch culture he’s critiquing is a small but loud and passionate

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Greenwashing Fashion | The Nation

Covering Climate NowThis story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.

Around 15 million garments per week flow through Kantamanto, one of the largest secondhand clothing markets in the world. The shopping center is located in Accra, the capital of Ghana, and is stocked with once-donated clothing that arrives in hundred-pound bundles, mostly from the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. Retailers take out substantial loans to purchase the bundles, hoping

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‘Minari’ Showcases Today’s South Korean Fashion

Ms. Choi credited a Korean television series called “Reply,” about a group of friends in the ’80s and ’90s. The three-part drama, one of the most successful shows from 2012 to 2016, is attributed with bringing back clothing from the era — mom jeans, classic American-brand sneakers, oversize sweatshirts.

It influenced Ms. Song, who was not actively following the newtro trend during her preparations for “Minari.” “I am really excited to hear that Koreans are also adapting to this style,” she said.

Louis Park, 48, a former stylist who runs a vintage-style cafe in Seoul, said he wondered if Jacob,

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Met plans ‘American’ fashion display

To all those people who said American fashion was dead and that the pandemic, with its bankruptcies and store closures, was simply the tolling of the final bell; to the people who pointed to the anemic state of the digital New York Fashion Week, with its lack of big names and buzz, and said it was over; to the people who said it was going to be sweatpants and Crocs from now on …

Andrew Bolton, the curator in charge of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Anna Wintour, trustee, Costume Institute booster and Conde Nast

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