Archives September 2023

Milan Fashion Week: What Do We Want To Wear Now?

When you think of Italian fashion, your mind typically bounces from one end of the spectrum to the other. All out glamour, or sophisticated, quality staples. Unsurprisingly, this season in Milan, the needle moved rapidly as designers made their debuts, shared their swan songs, and established themselves as part of the new guard. But where the magic truly lies is when a collection connects the dot and shows you don’t have to pick just one or the other. “Quiet luxury” might be a trending term as of late, but it’s long been the Italian modus operandi—and this season, the best collections proved that everything from a button-down to a gown should be infused with beauty and evoke the same emotional response.

Chatter in the front rows reverberated a lot around point of view: who has it down pat, who is still finding their footing, and who’s borrowing too

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Midtown fashion designer goes to New York Fashion Week

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — KGUN9 first introduced you to Ian Urquhart, the owner of Ignis Clothing, back in February 2023 for Black History Month. Today, we share our follow up interview with the midtown designer who was making clothes for the runway out of his garage.

From the Old Pueblo to the Big Apple, Urquhart took his Tucson clothing brand to the runway at New York Fashion Week earlier this month. His traveling crew of about 15 people– models, hair stylists, makeup artists and photographers were all from Tucson.

Urquhart was able to walk out on the runway with his models after the show to soak in what he had just accomplished.

“I was just planning on walking out and just saying thank you. Then something happened where I just felt the music and I started dancing down the runway. Oh my gosh, it was honestly a really fun moment

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Diversity and inclusion celebrated in Milan with refrain: Make more space for color, curves

MILAN — More curvy models than ever showed up on Milan runways this season, due mostly to a single show by Brazilian designer Karoline Vitto, while designers of color showcased their work at collateral events meant to promote their visibility in the backrooms of Italian fashion.

Wherever diversity and inclusion were being celebrated during Milan Fashion Week, which ended Sunday, there was one underlying refrain: Make more space.


“We made history! It was incredible,’’ world-renown curvy model Ashley Graham gushed as she embraced London-based Vitto after Sunday’s show.

Plus-size models like Graham, Precious Lee and Paloma Elsesser are often the only curvy models on fashion runways for any given show, but for Vitto’s preview Graham led an entire cast of models ranging in size from UK 10 to UK 24 (US 6 to US 20).

Vogue Business reported in March that just .06%

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Meet The NEXT High-End Brands That Should Be On Your Fashion Radar

This editorial is sponsored by Visa 

If you are a true fashion girl, you know that the only thing that beats luxury is a good one-of-one find. Unique buys and custom-made pieces are the easiest ways to make a fashion statement. Turning heads as a trendsetter becomes an even better feeling when you use that fashion statement to put others on to a new designer or brand.

This year, She’s Next in Fashion, Empowered by Visa – an annual program that provides a cash grant and marketing support to women-owned small businesses– includes a bevy of boutique lines specializing in bespoke luxury, pret-a-porter designer wares and unique pieces for special occasions. Get into it!

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Black In Fashion Council Presents Their Seventh Showroom Featuring Emerging Designers Kilentar, Onalaja, Khoi and More During NYFW

Others found inspiration elsewhere, including close friends and family. For Ciara Chyanne, her interior designer grandmother, was a big influence on her collections. To always have a piece of her grandmother in her clothes, she uses upholstery fabrics, including blazers, skirts, and jackets. On the other hand, Krystal Phillips of Kaphill wanted to make a brand for her community. Known for her love of color and puff sleeves, she thought about how she could make comfortable clothes for her friends, and this season, she imagined a spring collection that they could wear if she got married in the South of France.

Fumi the Label

Photo: Courtesy of Fumi the Label

Fumi Egbon of Fumi The Label has no formal training in fashion. Growing up, she would look through magazines and never saw size-inclusive clothes that were also bright and fun, so she started a brand to address that, mainly

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Fashion Week Spring 2024: A Guide to New York, London, Milan and Paris Shows

Fashion month — or the back-to-back fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris — is underway once again. Hundreds of shows will take place before it ends, not to mention dozens of parties. And for every look shown on the runways, there will be others worth noticing on the streets outside the spring 2024 shows.

It’s a lot to stay on top of, even for veteran attendees. For those not sure where to start, the following collection of articles is a guide to the most memorable shows, clothes and moments witnessed by Styles reporters, photographers and editors during fashion month. New York Fashion Week may be over, but the European shows are still to come. We’ll be there reporting, reviewing — and adding to this list as we do.

In the two years since the pandemic lockdowns ended, fashion has been all

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Top Fashion Stories of the Week: September 15

New York Fashion Week commanded the majority of these last seven days, marking the beginning of an excitement-stirring fashion month. Among the highlights, Peter Do debuted at Helmut Lang; Ralph Lauren made an opulent return to the calendar, and Coach hosted its 10th-anniversary runway inside the New York Public Library. Now, fashion showgoers are off to London, where the English city’s designers have just begun showing.

In the midst of runways, several headlines had the fashion industry buzzing. Most notably, Sarah Burton announced her exit from the helm of Alexander McQueen, after more than two decades with the brand. Additionally, the CFDA unveiled the nominees for this year’s Fashion Awards; reports surfaced regarding a Kim Jones x Stefano Pilati collab, and Louis Vuitton launched a podcast.

Below, Hypebeast has rounded up the top fashion stories of the week so you can stay up to date on trends in the industry.

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Richmond Designers That Are Rocking The Fashion Industry

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at VCU chapter.

Hello, Richmonders! I’ve had the privilege to live in Richmond and go to an art school where I’ve befriended so many talented artists. I want to highlight these unique designers who share values and execute their style in innovative ways. These modern creatives highlight sustainability, inclusivity and vulnerability through their brands. These artists are on their way to big things. Let me introduce to you: Danasia, Antoine, Emma Jean and Fitz!

Richmond VA at sunset
Original photo by Miriam Gibson


Danasia is a local Norfolk/Richmond designer who specializes in denim work. Her main focus is circular fashion: “There’s enough clothes on the planet to last us a lifetime and I enjoy creating something new out of what people would consider something old.” Her mention about something “old” being subjective is something our modern generation stresses. Many creatives enjoy

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London Fashion Week Spring 2024: 5 Designers to Watch

One of the best parts about London fashion week, (aside from the fish and chips and perfectly steeped tea, of course) is seeing the fresh and exciting range of emerging talent. London is the place to be if you are a new designer—and when I visit the English city each season, I leave feeling hopeful for fashion’s future. This spring 2024 season is a stacked one, as NEWGEN—a BFC initiative that supports green fashion designers—is celebrating 30 years. Paolo Carzana, Harri, Yuhan Wang, Conner Ives, Feben, Standing Ground, and Chet Lo are just a few NEWGEN brands that have been making waves in the fashion industry. And Holzweiler, Aaron Esh, Eirinn Hayhow, and Mains London by Skepta are all new additions to this season’s calendar that we are eager to see. Below, we’ve rounded up a list of all the brands we’re most looking forward to checking out at

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A Fashion Designer Who ‘Chose Crazy’

It was during Paris’s first pandemic lockdown that the fashion designer Marco Ribeiro felt he’d reached a creative inflection point. “I was like, ‘I can go one of two ways,’” he recalls. “ ‘Either very commercial’ — but nobody was buying anything at the time, and nobody knew how long that would last — ‘or very crazy.’ I chose crazy.”

In 2019, the now-35-year-old Brazilian, who’d moved to Paris after 11 years in Buenos Aires, where he sold hand-painted bags and clothing, mostly to friends, had launched his first women’s wear line, a collection of tailored, minimalist pieces. But he never really felt like the work reflected him — where he came from, or what he wanted to convey. His post-pandemic collections, which he showed for the first time last year, are just as rigorously structured, but they’re also exuberant, with outsize ornamentation and dramatic silhouettes: skirts with exaggerated pleats,

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