Look of the Week: Kim Kardashian sparkles with new Swarovski x Skims collaboration

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Whether you’re going out or just going to bed, Kim Kardashian wants to make sure you can glisten head-to-toe. The reality star-turned-business mogul’s clothing brand Skims revealed this week a new partnership with jewelry brand Swarovski: A line of shimmering crystal bodysuits, dresses and even underwear launching November 7.

“For this collaboration, we really wanted to celebrate individual creativity and bring more glamour into getting dressed every day,” said Kardashian in a press release.

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Crystal-embellished briefs and triangle bras are amongst the latest offering from Skims.

The launch comes at a time when Kardashian is using her label to experiment. Just this week, Skims has unveiled a controversial molded “nipple-bra” to give wearers the appearance of, well, ever-visible nipples (as its name suggests), and become the

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A$AP Rocky named creative director of Puma, F1 partnership

A$AP Rocky has been named creative director for a partnership between Puma and Formula 1.

The rapper, designer and boyfriend of Rihanna will serve as creative director of the F1 partnership, which will “focus on the intersection of the sport and streetwear,” according to a press release from Puma on Monday.

Rocky, 35, will design clothing capsules and bring a new perspective to the brand with his “fashion knowledge, style and cultural expertise,” which will influence Puma’s “seasonal design directions” going forward.

“Working with brands as iconic as PUMA, and as innovative as F1, has been truly inspiring,” Rocky shared in the release. “When the world sees what were (sic) doing, I believe a shift will happen with how brand’s (sic) approach taking risks and working with diverse creatives.”

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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.

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“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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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

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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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Redefining Fashion and Lifestyle with Sustainable Values

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Consumer behavior has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, driven by a profound shift in attitudes toward consumption. Growing consumer awareness of the environmental and social consequences of purchasing decisions has paved the way for a more conscious and sustainable approach to spending across the board. This newfound awareness has led to a demand for transparency and ethical sourcing, forcing businesses to reevaluate their supply chains and adopt sustainable practices.  

As a result, people are increasingly seeking out brands that align with their values and support responsible and sustainable manufacturing.  

This is particularly effecting the fashion industry where popular fast fashion brands churn out cheap goods utilizing toxic dyes and finishes, synthetic fabrics shed microplastics, negatively contributing to the environment overall as well as the dire ocean pollution crisis. This culture has led to mountains of textile waste while chemicals like azo dyes, formaldehyde, and “forever chemicals” such as

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Local fashion designer creates designs for streetwear and high-end fashion

BRAWLEY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) – Nethaneal Z Bañaga is a Brawley local who has been a fashion designer for seven years. And is also the co-founder of the Dream Center in Brawley. 

Bañaga has created merch designs for brands such as Born X Raised, Rap artist YG brand 4hunnid, Cherry Los Angeles, and many other collaborations.   

He has his own clothing brand called Nethaneal Zechariah. 

His dream is to tell his story as a fashion designer coming from a small town in Brawley to expanding his designs in bigger cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York.

He hopes to inspire others who are dreamers in small towns.    

Bañaga was featured in the Wall Street Journal on Mid-Century Modern Furniture for his unique display of furniture in his T-shirt collection. 

But his next big move is to go international with his brand. Mainly in Sweden. 

The Dream Center

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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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From TikTok to Instagram: AELFRICEDEN Becomes the Go-To Brand for Social Media Fashion Influencers

One brand has captured the hearts and minds of fashionistas worldwide – AELFRICEDEN, a designer brand that emphasizes high-street fashion and a positive outlook on life.

Founded in 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. Aelfric Eden brings together a diverse upbringing influenced by Eastern and Western cultures, allowing them to bridge subcultures worldwide and create their unique expression.

Inspired by playing cards, Aelfric Eden’s logo features a missing letter A and a heart symbol. The missing A represents life dealing imperfect cards, while the heart symbolizes the ambition to overcome challenges and succeed. This logo serves as a reminder to embrace imperfections and face life’s obstacles with determination, embodying the core values of the brand.

The brand aims to inspire individuals to pursue their personal “Aces” through hard work and embracing imperfections. By integrating this philosophy into its designs, AE instills a vibrant and optimistic mindset in consumers. Through its

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Ciara’s Fashion Brand Is About More Than Clothes

House of LR&C, which encompasses three different lines, is on a mission to change fashion from the inside.

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When Ciara set out to add fashion designer to her long list of titles and accomplishments, it wasn’t about checking a box or building up her personal brand. It was about creating something that could lead toward a more sustainable fashion industry. For her, The House of LR&C Fashion — which encompasses her women’s brand LITA, her husband Russell Wilson’s brand Good Man Brand, and their gender-neutral line, Human Kind — was about a larger mission.

“We wanted to take a different approach. We talked about democratizing fashion … We knew our mission ultimately was to impact people through it.” Ciara exclusively told InStyle after her panel discussion at the United Nations Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network Annual Meeting last week, co-convened by the Fashion Impact Fund and the United Nations Office

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Learn From Rachel O’mahony, A British Fashion Designer, How To Start A New Fashion Brand – ZEX PR WIRE

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London, UK, 27th May 2023, zex pr wire , Rachel O’Mahony, a British fashion designer and owner of two fashion brands, knows a lot about starting a business and making it a brand. Having a successful business can take a lot of time, but with tips and tricks from someone who is already a brand leader, she takes the guesswork out of it for startups.

Recently, Rachel O’Mahony talked about how to start a fashion brand and how to keep it successful among the target market internationally. The tips and secrets shared by her are according to the market for the textile and fashion industries and can be applied to other industries generally as well. Rachel consults with new designers often as part of her business and enjoys seeing other designers succeed in the competitive industry.Rachel had started a brand named Aloura London with her university

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