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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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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Let us take a moment to appreciate and unpack Lady Gaga’s Met Gala entrance in its entirety

The Return of the Queen.

Last night, the Met Gala was on.

The theme was ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’, so you can probably understand quite well that the iconic stairs were fairly stacked with a myriad of hashtag looks that were equal parts over the top, extra, and totally gaudy (but in the best way possible).

The Met Gala is not a competition; therefore, no one individual can ‘win’ it.

It is a celebration of fashion, a means of raising money for New York’s Metropolitan Museum, a way for many celebrities to prove that they suck at taking directing as they show up wearing something not pertaining to the theme at all.

The Met Gala is not a competition, but like, it still kind of is and Lady Gaga won it last night, alright?

Gaga, in all her camp glory, decided to do not one, not two, not even three,

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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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Rihanna shuts down the Met Gala without even attending

So cool.

The Met Gala wasn’t the same without Rihanna making an appearance, but while she may not have been there in the flesh, she was there in spirit.

Without even attending the biggest night in fashion, the singer has managed to “shut down” the event despite not even serving a look.

Rihanna is considered a Met Gala icon, knowing how to consistently nail the themes. Due to her final months of pregnancy, Rihanna didn’t attend and a tribute was paid to her from beyond the red carpet.

The 34 year old was transformed into a marble statue at the exhibit, depicting her as a glamourous piece of art.

Taking to Instagram to show off her statue, which features her baby bump, the mum to be thanked the Met Museum’s Greco-Roman galleries for the gesture.

She wrote: “Shut down the Met in marble! what’s more gilded than that?

“Lol! Thank

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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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Naomi Osaka attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” exhibition on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)



Republished September 13, 2021 – 10:55 PM



Original Publication Date September 13, 2021 – 12:06 AM




NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Eilish went full glam in a huge peach ball gown at the pandemic-delayed Met Gala on Monday night, while fellow host of the evening Amanda Gorman was breathtaking in cobalt blue custom Vera Wang with a diamond laurel wreath in her hair.

Rihanna, ever the Met Gala queen, showed up late in a huge black Balenciaga look and hat accompanied by A$ap Rocky in a multicolored quilted coat from ERL. She wore over 267 carats of Bulgari diamonds, including two

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