Archives April 2023

What You Should Consider Before Launching A Fashion Brand

Creative Director and Editor-in-Chief of FOXYLAB NEW YORK.

Many designers don’t create newness anymore. We are living in the era of styling, and nowadays, fashion is all about mixing and matching. Therefore, it seems natural that many big fashion designers are digging into the archives of their houses—those lucky enough to head a brand with a long history.

To illustrate, during a recent men’s show of Givenchy, the artistic director, Matthew M. Williams, used the word “archives” repeatedly to describe the looks backstage. Furthermore, brands like Dior, Valentino and Steve Madden have used their extensive archives of fashion pieces to showcase and take inspiration from.

Challenges For Those New To The Fashion Industry

But what do you do if you are a new player in this big and expensive game called fashion—no big funding backup, no archives, no past, no cribs—and are starting from scratch? How

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Meet the Designer Replacing Tom Ford at Tom Ford

Just two days after Tom Ford presented his final collection for his eponymous label, announcing his departure following the brand’s sale to Estée Lauder, Tom Ford (the brand) has revealed the designer’s replacement, and it’s coming from inside the house. Peter Hawkings will assume the role of creative director of Tom Ford in a move that didn’t come as too much of a surprise—there were rumors that Hawkings would take over the post following Ford’s departure. Hawkings, who most recently held the position of Senior Vice President of Tom Ford menswear, has been working alongside Ford for almost twenty-five years.

Hawkings got his start in the industry in 1998, initially working under Ford on the menswear collections at Gucci. In 2006, the designer left Gucci to join Ford at his eponymous brand, where he was put in charge of the label’s menswear categories, a position he has held ever since.

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Chicago fashion designer Robin Harris setting standard in partnerships with women athletes

There is success to be found in a well-timed direct message on social media.

Just ask Model Atelier founder and CEO Robin Harris.

‘‘When I started as a designer, I needed to figure out how to get my designs to tall women,’’ Harris said. ‘‘I slid into a [WNBA] player’s DMs and said: ‘Hey, I love your look. I think you will look amazing in our brand. Can I do a photo shoot with you?’ ’’

That player was Cheyenne Parker, whom the Sky had selected fifth overall in the 2015 WNBA Draft. (She now plays for the Dream.)

The relationship Harris fostered with Parker, who responded to her DM with a resounding ‘‘yes,’’ led to an official partnership with the Sky in 2016 and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association in 2018. Both partnerships put Model Atelier on the map, Harris said, and helped her to establish relationships

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12 Middle Eastern Fashion Designers to Keep on Your Radar

Between Nowruz, Ramadan, Eid, and Arab-American Heritage Month, there’s so much culture to celebrate in spring. This year, many Middle Eastern fashion designers have captured how special this time is for Southwest Asian and North African communities. in different campaigns, collections, and more.

While this season is particularly special, there are countless brands representing the region all year round on some of the biggest stages and runways in fashion. You may already know some designers like Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad who have dressed some of the biggest stars in the world, but they’re not the only ones who are celeb-favorites. Some of the most memorable moments in fashion history were brought to you by Middle Eastern designers.

Plus, there’s now a new generation of young Middle Eastern fashion designers who are changing up the status quo. Whether in the heart of the region or the diaspora, they’re

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British fashion designer Dame Mary Quant dies aged 93

(Yui Mok/PA) (PA Wire)

(Yui Mok/PA) (PA Wire)

Fashion designer Dame mary-quant” data-ylk=”slk:Mary Quant;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “Mary Quant, who was widely credited with popularising the mini skirt, has died at the age of 93, her family said.

The British fashion designer died peacefully at her home in Surrey on Thursday morning, a statement from her family to the PA news agency said

A statement released on behalf of her family said: “Dame Mary Quant died peacefully at home in Surrey, UK, this morning.

“Dame Mary, aged 93, was one of the most internationally recognised fashion designers of the 20th century and an outstanding innovator of the Swinging Sixties.”

Born in south-east London on February 11 1930, Dame Mary was the daughter of two Welsh school teachers.

She gained a diploma in the 1950s in Art Education at Goldsmith’s College, where she met her husband Alexander Plunket Greene, who later helped establish her

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Legendary fashion designer Mary Quant dies aged 93

 Mary Quant dies aged 93

Mary Quant dies aged 93

The legendary fashion designer Dame Mary Quant has died aged 93. Mary is best known for being credited with designing the mini skirt – a look which epitomized the 1960’s and remains popular today.

A statement from her family to the PA news agency, per BBC News, said she “died peacefully at home in Surrey, UK this morning.”

“Dame Mary Quant died peacefully at home in Surrey, UK, this morning.

“Dame Mary, aged 93, was one of the most internationally recognized fashion designers of the 20th century and an outstanding innovator of the Swinging Sixties. She opened her first shop Bazaar in the Kings Road in 1955 and her far-sighted and creative talents quickly established a unique contribution to British fashion.”

English fashion designer Mary Quant with models at the launch of her 'Quant Afoot' range of boots in fashion colours, London, 15th August 1967. The boots are covered in clear plastic to keep the colours fresh and the surface shiny.

English fashion designer Mary Quant with models at the launch of her ‘Quant Afoot’ range of boots in fashion colours, London, 15th

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Amazon’s Secret Designer Outlet Is Overflowing With Spring Fashion Deals for Up to 75% Off This Weekend

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Score major discounts from brands like Coach, Vince, and Ugg.

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Now that spring is here, and I’ve finally defrosted, I’m ready to expand my warm weather wardrobe. This season, I plan to wear nothing but breezy dresses, lightweight denim, breathable blouses and easy, slip-on shoes. Naturally, I’m turning to Amazon for stylish picks that will arrive at my doorstep before I can fill my spring calendar, thanks to Prime’s fast and free shipping. Luckily, the retailer is having some major sales on top-rated designer clothes, shoes, and accessories this weekend, and I found the 20 best deals.

Not only are the following items majorly discounted, but they’re also from popular designer brands, including Coach, Norma Kamali, Ugg, Adrianna Papell, and more. And, if you’re wondering how I found such incredible

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Puffers as a Total Look Are a Thing for Italian Outerwear Brands

The latest round of Milan shows said it loud and clear: Next fall’s statement outerwear is the overcoat. Yet even marquee names still sent puffers and more technical pieces down the runway.

For one, Prada’s cropped and collarless padded bolero jacket with a matching midi skirt and Jil Sander’s various windbreakers, anoraks and pants in lightweight technical fabrics suggested consumers aren’t done with utilitarian outerwear just yet.

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The category’s specialists capitalized on the endurance of practicality in defining consumers’ adoption of winter jackets and sought inventive ways to update them, something offering padded total looks.

Premium contemporary brand Duvetica is rejigging its offering in hope of striking a balance between its positioning as a brand complementary to designer fashion and its performance-leaning spirit.

“Our goal is to increasingly tap into outdoor lovers; it’s more about broadening our reach than repositioning the brand,” said

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This fashion brand creates clothing that is designed with intention and sustainability.

Designer Sara Lopez is fighting against fast fashion by creating sustainable, well-structured garments that are made to last. Sara founded her fashion brand A–Company (@a____company) with the goal of designing the kinds of clothes she wanted to wear, and wasn’t seeing in the fashion world. She creates pieces that take inspiration from garment deconstruction as well as the queer community.

Sara was drawn to art from a young age, and quickly became interested in fashion as a mode of self-expression. “I was taking pictures a lot as a kid, and drawing, and I realized that clothing could be another form of expression,” she recalls. “There was a seamstress down the street from me, and I would take fabrics over to her and have these weird dresses made.”

Sara went on to study design in college, and when she creates garments for A–Company she takes an almost academic

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Where is Next in Fashion Season 1 Winner Today? Update

Netflix’s ‘Next in Fashion’ is a fashion-centric reality show that puts the spotlight on 18 top-drawer fashion designers from across who globe, who compete with each other to be the game-changer in the world of fashion and also take home a handsome cash prize. The participants are experienced designers who have worked with a number of influential people in the fashion business and not simple amateurs who just started out their fashion journey.

Even though every one of them has the ability to win, only one emerges as the ultimate winner. Among the designers competing to become the next best thing in fashion in season 1, Minju Kim showcased her talents and was able to beat the other contestants to be the winner. With Kim now quite popular in the fashion industry, fans are excited to know where she is at present. Well, we come bearing answers!

Minju Kim’s

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