This season marked Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week’s last turn at Lincoln Center. The question is now, “Where to next?” According to WWD, IMG has not confirmed a new location, though eventually, the event is supposed to wind up at the Culture Shed, the complex being built in the revamped Hudson Yards. The building was supposed to be completed by 2017, but it’s starting to look as if it won’t be done until at least 2019.
So, the search is on for a new home for NYFW. On the list of possible locations is Skylight Clarkson Sq in SoHo, which will be the home of Men’s Fashion Week in July. Skylight at Moynihan Station (the James A. Farley Post Office, across Eighth Avenue from Penn Station) is also another option, as well as just setting up shop on a pier in Tribeca.
This is also Mercedes-Benz’s last season backing Fashion Week, which will now be known simply as New York Fashion Week. Wherever Fashion Week’s hub winds up, one thing is for certain: The traffic around the venue will be, as it always is, a total mess.
I suppose if we really think about it, we’ve all got something we’d like to ask Miranda Kerr. Is Orlando Bloom a good kisser? Have you ever gotten blind drunk? Will you ever wear clothes in a photo shoot again? Are you actually human?
There’s so many questions that us mere non-famous people would just love to know about her, and that’s probably why her media interviews never get old. There’s always something new to learn about this dimple-faced specimen.
That’s why when she hosted a Twitter Q&A via Net-a-Porter’s account today to answer everyone’s “beauty questions,” she was of course bombarded with the weird, the wacky and the downright creepy. The hashtag was #MK4Kora, so you think people would get the drift that this little exercise was about promoting her skincare line, KORA Organics, not about telling you what cup size she is. (more…)
Well, this is #awkward. Paris Hilton’s ex, River Viiperi, and her new rumoured beau, Australian model Jordan Barrett, had to work together on Wednesday, February 18, for Jeremy Scott’s Fall 2015 runway at New York Fashion Week.
We can’t imagine that it was a comfortable scenario. Splitting up is hard enough without having to get your hair and makeup done next to the man who’s said to be canoodling with your ex-missus. Then there’s the fact that Jordan, 18, is five years younger than River, 23, and walking the same major fashion show. It’s like the big old break-up knife just keeps on twisting for poor River.
It’s not like the Spanish model was just a fling, either, with River and his then-señorita Paris splitting after a solid two years dating just last year. Her relationship with Aussie up-and-comer Jordan, however, is yet to be labelled as fling, couple or friends. They were spotted partying together during Milan Fashion Week last month, and have been hanging out during NYFW after walking Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief show together.
If Paris and Jordan haven’t gotten to first base yet, we think seeing him in Jeremy Scott’s childish prints would’ve got the cougar all worked up. It’s probably the perfect time for her to pounce.
Her BFFs Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are strutting their stuff down numerous NYFW runways, but Hailey Baldwin finds herself on the cover of Wonderland. Hailey vamps it up on Wonderland‘s February/March 2015 issue, smashing her way through a pile of concrete slabs while sporting a pair of high heels, giving us high-octane energy with a wind machine lifting up her blond locks. Available on newsstands now, Hailey, Kristen Stewart and Douglas Booth each land covers for the issue.
“No shade but these boring rich white American girls scare the s**t out of me (not specifically this magazine because this isn’t surprising). They lock the way for the kids I stand for and they’re doing it for fun. What kind of demonic?[sic] And imagine the other rich kids they encourage… I hope it stops,” griped gulsah as soon as Hailey’s cover surfaced, not getting us off on a very positive note.
“At least she has more expressions than Kendall Jenner,” added miucco.
GlamorousBoy didn’t sound interested, either, declaring “Oh god… that face again” inside the thread.
“Hailey has the sex appeal of a stone hard bread in that ed,” said coutugh. Ouch.
Forum member HodanChloe was also left unimpressed. “Out of the brat-pack (Kendall, the Hadids, Cara etc), Hailey is the one that baffles me the most. Like…what?” she questioned.
See inside the thread for the rest of the covers, check out some previews and share your opinion here.
There are few men more beautiful (or who have better skin) than Jay Manuel, and now the America’s Next Top Model vet wants you to look as gorgeous as he always does. Manuel is releasing a line of cosmetics, aptly named Jay Manuel Beauty.
The range already has a dedicated website and offers everything from foundation and lip gloss to blush and makeup brushes. The hero of Manuel’s line is the Filter Finish Collection, a range of products to enhance your face-boasting foundations, concealers, bronzers and more, and is made with micronized silk and diamond dust. These ingredients are supposed to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and imperfections.
The beauty line also has a corresponding app, which allows you to find out which of Manuel’s products will work best for you based on your coloring and personal style, be it “classic,” “iconic” or “avant-garde.” “Women instinctively put themselves in one of [these] three categories,” Manuel says in an informational short about his brand. “These three women I really wanted to focus on.”
You can check out Manuel’s line of products here. The collection will go on sale at HSN starting March 26.
[via The Huffington Post]
Every designer has to look for inspiration for their collections, but KTZ designer Marjan Pejoski has upset a few people with his latest for Fall 2015. The collection is inspired by Native American patterns and design, or as Pejoski and WWD questionably put it, as “a tribute to ‘the primal woman indigenous to this land,’ who evolves into a sexualized, empowered being.”
Adrienne K. at Native Appropriations points out that one of the designs Pejoski presented is extremely similar to the work of Los Angeles-based Apsáalooke (Crow) and Northern Cheyenne designer Bethany Yellowtail. Adrienne says that Yellowtail’s designs come out of Crow beadwork that has existed in her family for generations, and that the geometric designs actually have meaning. Indeed, the KTZ dress in question looks rather similar to some of the patterns that come through in Yellowtail’s work.
Adrienne calls Pejoski’s interpretation a “mockery and a celebration of cultural theft.” While it is hardly a crime or an offense to be inspired by other cultures, as we know, it becomes a different animal altogether when the source of inspiration is not given the kind of credit they deserve. Still, it is difficult to say whether or not Pejoski ripped off Yellowtail’s designs (we don’t know for sure if it was Yellowtail’s particular designs or even something he saw on Tumblr or on the street that could have prompted him to design something like this). It is difficult to imagine that someone working in fashion would be ignorant of the highly sensitive nature of borrowing from other cultures, particularly Native Americans. There has been quite a bit of backlash against designers, festival goers and celebrities who choose to don headdresses or put them on a runway. Unless you live under a rock, it’s hard not to notice these instances.
Still, it begs the question: When does “inspiration” formally cross the line into appropriation? Does the very act of being inspired by a particular cultural design make it appropriation, or is it being inspired and not referencing or paying what may be considered due homage to the original inspiration? Perhaps this could have been avoided if, as Adrienne says, KTZ had made it known it consulted or included Native American designers in the making of the collection.
We reached out to KTZ’s publicist for comment and will update once we get a response.
[via Native Appropriations]