While we plebians may have a hard time getting our hands on a pair of Yeezy Boosts, members of the Kardashian clan have been spotted in the coveted trainers on innumerable occasions — even Kendall, who’s usually more of a lace-up stilettos and pointed-toe boots kinda gal.
So, color us unsurprised that unofficial Kardashian Kreative Director and dream brother-in-law Kanye West seems to have rubbed off on the Jenner design duo. Yesterday, Kylie posted a sneak peak of the upcoming Kendall + Kylie footwear line and we immediately saw the family resemblance. (more…)
As announced back in May, Lily-Rose Depp is the face of Chanel’s new No.5 L’Eau fragrance and the wait for the official advertising campaign is finally over. Already with an eyewear advertising campaign for the iconic French fashion house under her belt and not forgetting her mother Vanessa Paradis‘ rich relationship with both the brand and Karl Lagerfeld, Lily-Rose inking a deal as the face of the scent shouldn’t come as a total shock. But considering the dramatics and intrigue of previous Chanel fragrance adverts, the campaign for No.5 L’Eau is fairly simple in comparison with the 17-year-old peering out from an oversized bottle of the scent.
To say our forum members were underwhelmed, would be an understatement. “It looks very simple. I would’ve hoped they’d have done something with Jean-Paul Goude,” sighed Lola701.
“Too easy and simple,” added a far from overwhelmed Nymphaea. (more…)
Jennifer Lawrence flashes her million-dollar smile on The Tonight Show; Image: Theo Wargo/Getty Images
Hard work, talent and a few choice words with Sony executives have most certainly paid off — today, Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid actresses hit the Internet and Jennifer Lawrence has retained her well-earned title. The actress has raked in $46 million (pre-tax) thus far in 2016, a paltry figure compared to last year’s $52 million (again, before she gave the IRS and state of California their due), but still nothing to sniff at. At 26-years-old, the Hunger Games star is the youngest woman (and only actress in her twenties) to make the top ten. We believe a waterfront celebration with bestie Amy Schumer is in order —and remember, pics or it didn’t happen.
In second place is Melissa McCarthy, who pulled in $33 million thanks largely to the femme-fronted Ghostbusters remake. (No word on how much Netflix offered the star for the Gilmore Girls reboot, which we’re anticipating more than those Black Friday sales, frankly.) Scarlett Johansson accepted her bronze medal for making $25 million, along with the minor consolation prize of being named the highest-grossing actress in all of history earlier this year. (more…)
Parsons School of Design in Manhattan; Image: Parsons
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…)
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.
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…)
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.