Catching up with Atlanta fashion designer Abbey Glass

Catching up with Atlanta fashion designer Abbey Glass
Abbey Glass

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Atlanta-based fashion designer Abbey Glass is starting 2024 with a bang: a new spring/summer collection, a new bridal capsule, two new retail stores, and a spot in Dillard’s new concept, the Coterie. Here, she shares her inspiration and how she’s expanded her business.

You have a lot going on! Let’s start with the spring/summer collection. What was your inspiration?
Spring was very much inspired by florals—groundbreaking, I know! There’s also the influence of our muses, our 1960s-style icons. This spring, it was heavily influenced by Grace Kelly, with royal- and coastal-inspired pieces, and lots of dramatic bows. There’s a beautiful blue and yellow fabric that’s almost like an interior fabric, which I think will be really popular, and aqua and green organza pieces. I’m excited about a focus on floral fabrics and attention to isolated dramatic details on classic shapes.

Catching up with Atlanta fashion designer Abbey Glass
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21 Savage anticipates a collaboration with designer brands

21 Savage is “looking forward to building tour looks” with brands like Celine and Prada.

The “Good Good” wordsmith, born in London but moved to Atlanta when he was seven, celebrated his homecoming performance at the U.K. capital’s 20,000-strong capacity venue, the O2 Arena. He reflected on the sartorial visions and is “grateful” he gets to execute in fashion capitals like Paris.

“Being able to perform is something I am always grateful for. I enjoyed showcasing more fashion looks while I’m on tour,” the rapper told Interview. “I kicked off my tour in Paris at Zenith and wore some looks by brands I like to work with Celine and Prada. I am looking forward to keep building my tour looks with some more amazing designers.”

21 Savage, whose real name is Sheyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, called his return to his birthplace as proof he had come “full circle.”
“Being back

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Kylie Jenner debuts her clothing line, Khy, and gifts Stormi mini-designs

Kylie Jenner made mini-versions of every piece of her new clothing collection for her daughter Stormi.

“The Kardashians” star has enjoyed huge success with her Kylie Cosmetics beauty brand. She’s moving into fashion by launching her own Khy line — and her 5-year-old daughter was given the chance to try out the clothes herself with specially made kids’ versions.

“I told Stormi that Mommy makes clothes now,” Jenner told Interview. “I have my Khy collection coming out and I made her all mini-versions of all the pieces from our first drop. I like her to be involved in everything that I do, and I’m always doing special things for her.”

Khy launched at the start of November. Kylie insisted she wanted to make the pieces both high fashion and affordable. In a press release, she explained, “Khy is a homage to the limitless possibilities of fashion. We are breaking down

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How Well(Un)Known co-founder Chris Taylor is representing brands on the rise

Years after meeting at Norfolk State University, Chris Taylor and Aneesha DuBois realized a vision to highlight fashion brands that weren’t getting the shine that they deserved. Now the company forward-thinking company Well(Un)Known is putting these brands on the map, while also supporting Black designers and the type of cultural education only HBCUs are known for.

Taylor spoke with rolling out about Well(Un)Known, and the importance of Black designers.

Tell us about Well(Un)Known.

Well(Un)Known is an e-commerce founded by myself and Aneesha DuBois back in 2019.

Aneesha had a blog back in 2013 when she was wearing emerging designers and was doing fashion PR, so she had access to a lot of emerging brands and new designers. In her blog, she would just get dressed, and take pictures, and she named the blog Well(Un)Known.

We met at Norfolk State’s homecoming in 2016 and we started talking. In 2018 she ended

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Fashion designer Blu Boy partners with Toyota to bring clothing visions to life

Blu Boy wanted a way to express his artistry, so he decided to design clothing. Born in Atlanta, Blu Boy feels he’s at his best when he’s able to design clothes from scratch, which led him to create his own clothing brand, WNTD. Almost a decade later, he wanted to make designing easier for others and created the “Blu Prints Sketchbook.”

Blu Boy was present at ComplexCon 2023 where he partnered with Toyota to have people take advantage of his sketchbook and create their own designs. He spoke with rolling out about ComplexCon, being a fashion designer, and the importance of Black designers.

How did you present your book at ComplexCon?

I came up with the “Blu Prints Sketchbook” three months ago. It’s a fashion template sketchbook designed to cut the time of fashion design in half. All the templates are already drawn out for you. You get different T-shirts,

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Kylie Jenner to launch new clothing brand Khy

Kylie Jenner is launching a new fashion brand called Khy.

The 26-year-old beauty mogul is excited to be bringing an “accessible” designer range to the market when her new line launches on November 1.

In a press release, “The Kardashians” star said: “Khy is a homage to the limitless possibilities of fashion. We are breaking down barriers and will redefine the meaning of a designer brand, with creativity and quality at a better price. I wanted to make Khy a platform for our customers to have the opportunity to experience fashion, through new designers and brands, but at a more accessible price.”

The press release also noted Jenner would be partnering “with designers, iconic brands, and influential cultural figures,” and she has collaborated with Namilia founders Nan Li and Emilia Pfohl to create a variety of products, including coats, tops and faux-leather pants, with prices ranging from $48 to $198.

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New ways to buy designer fashion at discount store prices

There’s a lot to love about designer bags and clothing — except for the price. That is where the secondary market comes in.

We’re not just talking old jeans and t-shirts, however, as you can now buy actual name-brand designer clothing at just a fraction of the original price.

Lindsay Patterson is a freelance sports reporter and blogger who needs to look sharp. She has been renting designer clothing from the site Rent the Runwayfor several years.

“You don’t need all the dress clothes like we used to have in our closet,” she said, explaining her decision to rent.

Patterson said she’s saved thousands of dollars on designer-name fashion by renting and purchasing used items.

“The original price could be $800 or $900,” she said, “and you are getting it for $50 or $60.”

Amazon teams up with Rent the Runway

Patterson is thrilled that Rent the Runway has

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Conversation With Sreesha Shetty of Lune Jewellery

Small Wonders

For the longest time, jewellery was just an accoutrement – an extra thing you threw on to complete your look. A growing list of home-grown jewellery designers – SREESHA SHETTY of the jewellery label Lune among them – is now challenging that notion. You would not leave home without her simple yet statement pieces. 

Small Wonders

I wore hoops as a teenager and frequented flea markets to find unique pieces,” says Sreesha Shetty, founder of Lune, a contemporary Indian jewellery label that’s had a somewhat radical effect on the way we’re looking at everyday jewellery. Like everyone who grew up in the ’90s, Sreesha, too, inadvertently experienced the effect of the era’s obsession with hoop earrings, chunky arm cuffs, chokers, and stacked bangles. Today, she is designing these very constants in a pared-down, minimal fashion that comes more naturally not only to her South Asian but also her global customers.

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What is greenwashing? 60% of what fashion brands say is misleading

How transparent are (fashion) brands and how can you tell which products are truly sustainable? A lot of what supposedly sounds “green” is far from being environmentally friendly. We show you how to recognize greenwashing.

What is greenwashing? 8 tips for a better understanding

Greenwashing is a serious issue in the fashion industry. Fashion brands seem to be more sustainable than ever. But are they really?

While the growing number of companies responding to the climate crisis is very positive, the increasing importance of sustainable and ethical clothing is being used by more and more brands to capitalize on the rising demand.

You can find more helpful tips on the subject in our guide to sustainable fashion.

What is greenwashing anyway?

Unjustified and deceptive claims by brands that make their products more eco-friendly than they actually are is known as greenwashing. Often misleading marketing is used here, which

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The Kids Are Alright: Filipino Streetwear Brand DBTK Goes Global With This Epic Collab

From the streets of the Philippines to the rest of the world, the DBTK and H&M collaboration is one for the books.

These days, the attention span across generations is greatly compromised. In the conversation of commerce and consumption across multiple disciplines, there now exists a challenge to capture the all too important attention in a world inundated by the flashy and fleeting. A mindless scroll on social media or an aimless scan of life outside will reveal a saturation of information that is overwhelming to say the least. That said, while longevity is still a possibility, it has become a steep mountain to climb what with all the trends and choices to navigate on the daily. This may be the standing case that confronts many pundits and practitioners in different industries, but for the likes of Filipino streetwear brand DBTK, they are more than up for a good challenge.

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