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These Are the Top 6 Internationally Ranked Fashion Schools in the U.S.

Parsons School of Design in Manhattan as featured on the popular reality series Project Runway; Image: Ben Hider/Getty Images

Parsons School of Design in Manhattan as featured on the popular reality series Project Runway; Image: Ben Hider/Getty Images

The leading authority on the global fashion industry, The Business of Fashion (BoF), has released its much-anticipated second annual ranking of best fashion schools. The ranking is an initiative on BoF’s part to provide prospective students with an objective analysis and the tools to make an informed decision in pursuing a higher education in fashion. With over 10,000 students and alumni surveyed from 54 participating fashion schools in 17 countries, it is the world’s most comprehensive evaluation of the ever-expanding world of fashion academia. If you’re looking to learn the fashion ropes through a formal curriculum at a noteworthy institution, then BoF’s education report is a must-read.

So, how did America fare in the global market? With 14 schools making the cut, America had more top fashion schools than any other country. For undergraduate program offerings, New York’s Parsons School of Design came in internationally at number 5 and slightly lower at number 8 for its graduate program offerings. New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology followed closely at number 6 for undergraduate programs and also fell a bit lower at number 10 for graduate programs.

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While BoF noted that American schools offer unique opportunities to study overseas at satellite campuses and have actively responded to the demand for more business, technology and marketing courses in their programs, it stressed a concern over an ongoing surplus of design graduates in an increasingly saturated market. (more…)

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Andreea Diaconu Wears Denim on Vogue Spain’s Mess of a September Cover (Forum Buzz)

Vogue Spain seems to have returned to its old ways, churning out flat and mediocre covers in recent months, even after serving up some fantastic covers at the start of the year. The presence of Lucky Blue Smith failed to ignite interest last month and now with Andreea Diaconu on the cover of the September issue, Spanish Vogue still can’t catch a break. Returning for a third time, the Romanian model was photographed by Ezra Petronio and does “high fashion denim” in a trench by Miu Miu.

Vogue España September 2016 : Andreea Diaconu by Ezra Petronio


But for September, our forum members expected a whole lot more. “I love Andreea, but not amazed by this. Outfit is not my cup of tea, nor is the layout. However, maybe it looks better in real life, who knows,” shared Srdjan the moment the cover broke.

“The background is awful and the denim isn’t helping at all, only her face is beautiful, that’s it. Overall not good,” slated Nymphaea. (more…)

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Sydney PR Firm Slams Fashion Label as “Cock-Juggling Thunderc*nts” for Alleged Plagiarism

Fashion designers are often inspired by clothes they’ve seen elsewhere, but it’s generally accepted that crossing the line into plagiarism simply isn’t on. Not only is it bad for the firm which has been copied, it’s harmful to the industry and the livelihoods of those who work and breathe fashion.

As Pedestrian TV reports, Sydney PR firm Mother & Father Publication Relations has taken aim at a fashion label that’s allegedly plagiarised one of its client’s work. The firm says it noticed that a Melbourne designer by the name of Zian Couture has essentially replicated a dress created by a Perth label they represent called Zhivago.

The PR firm has taken to Instagram to speak its mind about Zian Couture’s move to replicate the dress, calling the company “cock-juggling thunder c*nts” for “trying to pass yourselves off as designers, when you are in fact, you are nothing more than a wet shit”. They also completed the post with the hashtags #DontBuyFakes and #ProtectAustralianDesign.

“The post originated from an overwhelming feeling of complete frustration, sometimes I feel like I’m screaming into the abyss,” MFPR director Matthew Jordan told Pedestrian.

“In Australia, there are massive problems with IP protection for designers and it seems like no one is willing to step-up and give independent designers a fighting chance by changing the laws. This issue touches every designer working in the creative industries, not just fashion. It’s also important to note that once anything designer is replicated, it immediately loses it’s ticketed value.”

Check out the comparison between the two dresses and the post in its entirety, below.


NOPE! NOPE! NOPE! As an agency, MFPR is at the coalface of Australian fashion, everyday we counsel clients who are battling to keep their dreams and their businesses alive. We witness a never-ending conga-line of shifty arseholes who are squeezing the lifeblood from the Australian design community. So when we see shit like this, it begs the question, how much more blood can be drawn (from independent designers) before we have no industry left? All it would take is a few minor changes to IP laws and independent Australian designers would have greater protection. @ziancouture, you are trying to pass yourselves off as designers, when are in fact, you are nothing more than than a wet shit and no matter how hard you wipe, you’ll be never clean. So to all the cock-juggling thunder c#nts like #ZianCouture, consider this your notice…MFPR is about to summon forth a shitstorm of biblical pain and suffering on your swamp asses! #protectaustraliandesign #dontbuyfakes

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Karlie Kloss Unwittingly Morphs Into Kate Moss on W Korea’s September Cover (Forum Buzz)

Let’s face it: The September covers have been far from impressive this year and now W Korea has managed to mess up Karlie Kloss on the cover of its latest. Our forums have been keeping a close eye on Korean W after the publication put itself in the spotlight by tapping the likes of Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid for recent covers. Now, in a bid to keep us engaged, Karlie poses on the magazine’s September issue, photographed by Luigi & Iango. Shot in the studio, the current face of Versace wears Christian Dior — but looks absolutely nothing like herself.

W Korea September 2016 : Karlie Kloss by Luigi & Iango


“Karlie Moss?” asked a startled Nepenthes the second the cover came to light.

“Karlie? It looks like a hybrid between Moss and Kloss,” added a stunned madzedre. (more…)

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Watch: Simone Biles, Serena Williams and More Female Olympians Slay in Nike’s Latest Ad

We’re already suffering from Olympics withdrawal (Usain Bolt’s last, wah) but thanks to the latest installment of Nike’s “Unlimited” campaign, entitled “Unlimited Pursuit,” we can have another small yet potent taste of the girl power that radiated from the U.S. Olympic team like electricity.

“Recovering from setbacks, losses and injury, rising from obscurity and destroying obstacles to claim victory, they command the spotlight and inspire Nike to innovate to match their strength and their dreams,” the athletic wear giant said of the real-life superheroes honored in the 40-second spot. The ad features Gabby Douglas, Serena Williams, Scout Bassett, Elena Delle Donne, Allyson Felix and our beloved Simone Biles, who — along with her six-year-old self and Beyoncé’s “Jealous” — starred in another inspirational-as-heck Nike promo released earlier this month. Watch the above clip as you prepare to crush your post-workday gym sesh.

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Instagram @Willitlookgoodonmethough Shows How Lipsticks Really Look on Different Skin Tones

The fashion industry has a long way to go when it comes to inclusivity and has spent a large share of time up in the stocks for this offense. However, as there’s no technical size requirement to fit a lipstick or biannual shade showcase, the beauty industry often gets away with ignoring the diverse needs of its clientele. Makeup artists are criticized for not having the tools to prep non-white runway models, but mainstream makeup companies get away with predominately casting fair-skinned, thin models with patrician features. Enter actresses Michelle Meredith and Piaget Ventus, who moonlight as beauty bloggers, demonstrating how an assortment of lipstick shades will look on their different complexions.

Their joint Instagram account, snappily titled “willitlookgoodonmethough,” currently boasts upwards of 7,500 followers. In each post, the two women pose side by side wearing the same lipstick, captioning the image with the brand, name and price of the product. They include any comments they have, be it personal anecdotes (“Tryna channel our inner #HarleyQuinn right now…Thanks @notrosieperez for the recommendation we #LOVE” on a blue-lipped snap) or reviews (“I liked this at first… but it didn’t stay glossy. Looked kind of faded real quick,” Piaget said of Revlon’s Colorstay Lipstick in Always Sienna. Her colleague, not afraid to dissent or keep it real, held, “This is an oldie but a goodie for me.”). (more…)

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