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Fashion Collections Celebrating the World Cup 2023

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Soccer fans have a lot to get excited about this summer. After months of anticipation, the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup officially kicked off this week in the host countries of Australia and New Zealand, and it’s set to feature a bevy of nail-biting matchups that will culminate in the event’s final game, taking place on Aug. 20. The competitive showcase — which only happens once every four years — brings together some of the best players and teams from around the world for a high-energy showdown that puts the spirit of the sport on full display, all while delivering a number of surprises and heartbreaks along the way.

To celebrate the momentous tournament,

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This ‘slow-fashion’ Seattle designer says there’s enough clothing

Her approach is based in her long history of thrifting, but also in Seattle’s vibrant sustainable-clothing scene. Brands like Girlfriend Collective and Prairie Underground, vintage stores like Indian Summer and Bon Voyage, and designers like Janelle Abbott are among the locals mindfully pushing the dial forward on what sustainable clothing can look like.

In mcLean’s case, that look might be anything from a bucket hat made from a Burberry scarf to patchworked hoodies to hand-dyed denim shorts.

“Seattle is going to be a big place for sustainable fashion,” mcLean declares. Despite our city getting forever blasted for being a paragon of anti-fashion, she believes our penchant for eco-conscious fashion is what makes us unique. “We don’t even second-guess being sustainable, it’s just the way we are,” she says.

Similarly, mcLean’s “bootleg” series brings DIY flair to discarded high-fashion items. She started bootlegging in high school when she flipped

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In Ongoing Hollywood Strike, Stylists and Emerging Designers Brace for Impact

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Luxury fashion shines on the red carpet, but the ongoing SAG-AFTRA Hollywood strike has turned actors into picketers, rather than film promoters. As brands figure out alternative ways to fill the attention void left by the sudden drop off in celebrity appearances, the industry’s ancillary workers, including professional stylists, makeup artists and hairdressers, have found themselves in precarious work positions reminiscent of the recent Covid shutdowns. And emerging designers without the benefits of deep brand pockets are looking for new ways to break through the noise.

Brooke Pace, founder of Alta Moda Communications in Los Angeles, says she began telling her dozen luxury-brand clients — including Fendi, Dundas, Moschino, Giambattista Valli, David Yurman, and Bally — in the spring that the Venice Film Festival was likely to be a rout for fashion. Many

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the Hottest Fashion Brand to Take the Top Spot

  • Loewe has surpassed Prada as the hottest fashion brand in the world.
  • In the last three months, searches for Loewe have increased by 19%, Lyst reported. 
  • Loewe is a Spanish fashion house that was founded by a leather craftsman in 1846.

Loewe might not have the widespread name recognition Prada has, but it’s growing fast online. 

Loewe has surpassed the Italian brand as the hottest fashion brand in the world, according to the Lyst Index, a quarterly ranking of the most popular brands and products. Lyst is a technology and shopping company that analyzes shopper behaviors such as product views, sales, social media mentions, and engagement to produce the global ranking. 

In the last three months, searches for Loewe have increased by 19%, Lyst reported. 

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Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Have a Key Fashion Designer in Common

Kate, the Princess of Wales, and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have crossed fashion paths at regular intervals over the past six years, with the royal sisters-in-law both looking to the same brands and designers to outfit them for their public appearances.

Over the years, both have repeatedly returned to the same style leader, French fashion designer Roland Mouret. Whether it be for a red carpet, a royal tour or, most recently, a world class sporting event, Wimbledon, Mouret’s classic and elegant clothes have fit the bill for both Kate and Meghan.

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Roland Mouret
The Princess of Wales photographed wearing Roland Mouret at the Wimbledon men’s final (L) July 16, 2023. And Meghan Markle photographed wearing Roland Mouret at the Clivedon House Hotel (R) May 18, 2018. Both sisters-in-law have patronized the French designer’s work.
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Mouret was born in 1961 and

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Artists Accuse Fashion Brand Shein of Using AI to Steal Their Designs

Three artists are accusing fast-fashion clothing brand Shein of using an AI-based algorithm to spot trendy designs and commit widespread intellectual property theft in conjunction with a disorienting corporate structure that has allowed the $66 billion company to avoid legal repercussion.

On Tuesday, July 11, visual artists Krista Perry, Larissa Martinez — otherwise known as “Larissa Blintz” — and Jay Baron filed suit against the Chinese online retailer in a California federal court, alleging that Shein and its related entities Roadget Business and Zoetop Business Company employ a “byzantine shell game of corporate structure” in order to skirt legal consequence for stealing artists’ original work.

“Shein’s design ‘algorithm’ could not work without generating the kinds of exact copies that can greatly damage an independent designer’s career — especially

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Fashion Brand AYR Is Redefining All-American, Timeless Staples

When longtime friends Maggie Winter and Max Bonbrest first launched their fashion brand AYR (which stands for All Year Round) in 2014, they had no idea it would be so successful. The slow fashion brand has an ever-expanding line of womenswear and menswear.

The brand has been called everything from “coastal grandmother” to “best basics” and an “Oprah-loved brand.” Internally, they create “seasonless, ageless, effortless apparel for everyday life,” said Winter. “‘Old soul clothes for a new era’ as we say.”

Denim makes up roughly half of their business, every year. So it makes sense that AYR is known for their signature pieces, like The Secret Sauce wide-leg jeans for women. “It’s a super versatile pair of jeans that can be dressed up or down, and goes with a ton of different shoes,” said Brigette Deshais, the vice president of womenswear.

“It’s also so

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This Designer Relaunched Her Brand With a Shape-Shifting, Chic Philosophy

The collection has echoes of the original capsule wardrobe, created by Elsa Schiaparelli in 1946, at a time when women began to enter the workforce and leave the home more. The collection consisted of exact pieces that women would need on the go. In Ochuba’s case, all her offerings, from a slick black leather pump with cutouts to a hulking cream fur scarf, fit into her suitcase.

Ochuba realized she had made the perfect travel edit after she forgot to bring her own clothes on a trip to Paris and was left with only her collection. Luckily, she had a piece for every occasion. “I was so focused on the collection that I didn’t pack anything myself,” says Ochuba. “There were five pairs of shoes and outfits for every occasion—for a night out, for a business brunch, for cocktails. It fits into a medium-size suitcase that fits into the

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Designer Brands Inc. Names Laura Denk as President of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Designer Brands Inc. (NYSE: DBI) (the “Company” and “Designer Brands”), one of the world’s largest designers, producers, and retailers of footwear and accessories, today announced that Laura Denk has been named President of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse (“DSW”) and Executive Vice President of Designer Brands, with her appointment to be effective as of July 24, 2023.

Laura Denk, President of DSW

As President of DSW, Denk will be responsible for leading DSW’s nearly 500 U.S. store locations and e-commerce channel, DSW.com, furthering the Company’s ongoing strategy of delivering compelling brands and exceptional experiences across all customer touchpoints. Her responsibilities will include day-to-day leadership of DSW, in addition to helping to further elevate Designer Brands’ Owned Brands and top National Brands within the retailer’s differentiated customer offering. Denk will report directly to Designer Brands’ Chief Executive Officer, Doug Howe.

“I am thrilled to be joining DSW

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