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Jeremy Scott Thinks Kansas Is Globe-Centric, Appropriation Is A-OK

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Image: SIPA/

Wonderland magazine asked buzzy model Lily McMenamy to interview equally buzzy designer Jeremy Scott, which, thanks to the model’s bubbly personality and the pair’s chemistry, turned out to be quite charming indeed. During the sit-down, McMenamy gets Scott to dish on everything from his favorite movies and social media tips (to help his interviewer, who is apparently looking for more Instagram followers) to his childhood growing up in Kansas. 

The internationally recognized designer has come far from his days as a country bumpkin in the Midwestern state. Scott romanticizes himself as a “farm boy with big city dreams and a heart of gold.” The designer takes pride in his middle-America upbringing, which he says has influenced his work: “Being from the most American part of America, I bring a universal vision of the world; globe-centric rather than nationalistic.” Still, we wonder how the most homogenous, “American” part of America is globe-centric? Wouldn’t somewhere like Queens, one of the most diverse counties in America, be a better representation of that? Whatever you say, Scott.

McMenamy also brought up the topic of “appropriation,” which in this case, we’re thinking is a nice way of asking about the infringement case Scott found himself in during the middle of last year for ripping off the work of skateboard artists Jimbo and Jim Phillips in his Fall 2013 collection. Several pieces he sent down the runway bore images nearly identical to what the duo had been creating over the years. It was an egregious misstep, which Scott later settled with NHS, the parent company of Santa Cruz Skateboards. 

When asked if appropriation is something “the best” artists do, Scott could only defend such behavior. “If you look back at the big art movements of the 20th century – Abstract art, Cubism, Dada, all the way to Pop art – you see how artists influence and push one another. No matter how alone we seem as artists, we are constantly responding to the world which we all share.”

We’re not sure if Scott would be so keen to “share” his own original work the way he “shared” Jimbo and Jim Phillips’ pieces, but one thing’s clear: In his world, appropriation is A-OK.


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Narciso Rodriguez Launches a Seductive Self-Titled Fragrance

Today, American fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez will launch his latest women’s fragrance, NARCISO, with an in-store appearance at the Bloomingdale’s 59th Street flagship store in New York City. This marks the designer’s fourth scent created in collaboration with Beauté Prestige International and the first fragrance named after Rodriguez. The scent celebrates a woman’s power of seduction and luxury with a feminine fragrance that lingers and endures. While musk remains the signature heart of the scent, notes of vetiver, the most elegant note from the woody family, are incorporated with florals like lucid gardenia and soft, radiant Bulgarian rose to create a bold and subtle result. The ad campaign features Brazilian-born model Raquel Zimmermann, who radiates natural, glamorous beauty in the image. NARCISO ($95 to $112) is available now exclusively at Bloomingdale’s stores nationwide and on 



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Not Again? Jennifer Lawrence Is Back for Yet Another Christian Dior Ad Campaign (Forum Buzz)

Jennifer Lawrence has returned as the face of Christian Dior‘s latest accessories campaign. The Oscar-winning actress is certainly no stranger to the French fashion house. This new campaign marks Jennifer’s fourth (and it’s starting to show!). Photographed for the second time in a row by Patrick Demarchelier, Jennifer poses in the studio showcasing the brand’s new Be Dior bag, which can be seen in a range of colors and materials throughout the upcoming campaign.

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Jennifer might be everyone’s favorite Hollywood actress (regardless of her nude photo scandal), but members of our forums aren’t so fond of the new campaign. “No and NO to Jennifer for Dior,” commented la veronika.

“Jennifer Lawrence is the best fit for a brand that became too boring. Good for LVMH turning Dior into Jil Sander 2.0. I’ll just go back to sleep,” ranted an underwhelmed coutugh.

Also left unsatisfied was Benn98, who writes, “I quite liked her last campaign but this is really lazy. These look like outtakes from the last campaign.”

“Exactly. If it wasn’t because they´re in the new issue of Vanity Fair I´d think they´re from last season,” replied kokobombon.

Making her feelings clear from the start, vandekamp simply declared: “Boring boring BORING.”

Are you a fan of J. Law’s new Dior campaign? Await more images and join the discussion here.

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Making Fashion Personal: WonderLuk Uses 3-D Printing Technology

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U.K.-based WonderLuk is an accessories brand making fashion personal by employing cutting-edge 3D printing technology to create avant-garde accessories. There’s no mass production involved, which means you can infuse your outfits with a totally individual flair. Plus, it’s also interesting to know that these designs can’t be created without a 3D printer, making it extra difficult for high street retailers to emulate.

Covering everything from statement earrings to necklaces, prices range from £18 to £140 and up. The brand’s Kaleidoscope (above) and Fold (below) bracelets are amongst the standout pieces that are definitely demanding our attention.  

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Is digital printing set to change the fashion game? Well, only time will tell, but with prestigious institutes like London’s Central Saint Martins encouraging designers to embrace the digital world, a design shift is definitely in the air. 

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H&M to Release Conscious Denim Collection

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Image: Getty

H&M remains dedicated to its conscious initiative with the announcement of the new Conscious Denim line, which is expected to be in stores come October 2. An extension of its annual conscious collection, there will be both men’s and women’s offerings, which includes everything from raw denim jeans to jumpsuits and jackets.

H&M determined which washes to use for the collection based on their impact on the environment. Helena Henderson, the brand’s head of sustainability, told WWD that the retailer has “worked hard to reduce the environmental impact from the washing processes alongside using materials that are more sustainable.”

H&M will also use a dedicated website to give customers information on how to take care of their denim in environmentally-friendly ways. Look for the “Clever Care” label on the pieces, which will direct you to all the information.

Can’t wait to see what H&M cooks up!

[via WWD]

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Is Laurina Fleure on The Bachelor to Promote Her Online Fashion Store?

Like most hopeless romantics, The Bachelor is our guilty pleasure. So after watching the heartbreaking show for some months now, there’s a few things we’ve noticed. Other than Jessica’s doe-eye gaze and Zoe’s electrifying curls, Laurina Fleure‘s wardrobe choice has caught our eye.

You know Laurina, the fabulous bachelorette from Melbourne. The model who also classes herself as an “entrepreneur”? The one who wore a silky cocktail dress only to find out her date involved ten-pin bowling and a #dirtystreetpie?

Well, we’re starting to suspect she’s been using the competition as a business opportunity to promote online fashion store, Pialia Boutique. Shock, we know. Of all the 14 episodes which have aired, there’s only been two times where the woman of mystery hasn’t worn her own threads to a cut-throat rose ceremony.

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