Alexander Wang‘s fall fashion campaign will feature Kylie Jenner and a host of models and musicians including Zoë Kravitz, Binx Walton, Skrillex, Vince Staples and heaps more.
In a new video uploaded to his Wang Squad Instagram account featuring Strive by A$AP Ferg as background music, the new #WANGF16 campaign was announced. Joining Skrillex and Vince Staples, the video shows stills of US hip-hop artist Big Sean, singer-songwriter and former model Tinashe, Danish star MØ, the man who provided the music for the clip A$AP Ferg, bass god RL Grime, former Crystal Castles frontwoman Alice Glass, controversial American rapper Tyga and more.
Joining the musical contingent will be skateboarder Curren Caples, painter Lucien Smith, as well as many of Wang’s favourite models like Lexi Boling and Anna Ewers.
Watch the #WANGF16 preview above.
Model wears Isle Of Sky Pullover in Mercury, arm candy not included; Image: Courtesy of Free People
Too busy carousing on beaches and rooftops, soaking in the last bits of summer to shop all those killer Labor Day sales? We hear that. You’re the kind of girl that’s always dressed to the nines despite being too caught up living life to stalk discounts; we’re the kind of site that loves you for who you are.
The Olympia Sequined Backpack, a back to school necessity; Image: Courtesy of Free People
As such, we — along with our friends over at Free People — are here to help you stock your fall wardrobe for free and in one fell swoop. Come September 20, one of you will own a $1,000 fall wardrobe courtesy of Free People. Two of you will find yourselves with $500 worth of fall essentials from Free People. Another three of you will score a $150 Free People gift card to get your collection of cozy knits, lived-in jeans, sequin backpacks, sleek button-downs and fab fall booties started. (more…)
Laverne Cox aka Sasha Fierce; Image: Ruven Afanador/Cosmopolitan
What do Laverne Cox and Bill Clinton have in common? An undeniable fondness for Beyoncé. Whilst Bill celebrated #Beyday chatting up the icon herself at the fifth annual Budweiser Made in American Festival, Cox paid tribute to the Lemonade star in a manner totally befitting the Orange is the New Black actress. See above/below.
On the eve of her Rocky Horror Picture Show debut — in which Cox will attempt to best Tim Curry’s Dr. Frank-N-Furter — the transgender rights activist and Cosmo cover girl dressed up as several badass black women from who’ve inspired her, Queen B included. While you have to tune into Fox on October 20 for the most daring impersonation of all, in the meantime you can watch Cox transform into Beyoncé, Tina Turner, Tracey Africa, Janet Jackson, Josephine Baker and Leontyne Price in Cosmo’s October issue, on newsstands now. (more…)
Ever since Jennifer Lawrence’s debut advertising campaign for Christian Dior in 2013, our forums have had a love/hate relationship with each image, which begs the question: Is Jennifer a Dior girl? Last season’s campaign was deemed a total flop and the images for Fall 2016 don’t seem to show that much of an improvement. Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier once again, the actress is no doubt very comfortable in the iconic French fashion house’s designs by now, showcasing Dior’s newest handbag collection. Insisting on giving us more of the same, J.Law flashes a similar expression shot after shot while posing in the studio, letting the wonderful lighting take over.
Members of our forums weren’t feeling it. “So, she is back at being sophisticated again. Louis Vuitton and Dior should switch their spokeswomen. Jennifer Lawrence for Vuitton and Léa [Seydoux] for Dior. The bags…uninspired and tacky. The Dior logo worked in 2000-2004,” Lola701 said at once.
“The bags and the first coat are ugly,” added abstraccion. (more…)
Kanye West poses during the finale of Yeezy Season 2; Image: Randy Brooke/Getty Images
Kanye West’s Yeezy collections, with their all-encompassing flesh-colored palettes, have been praised for championing a more inclusive definition of the word “nude.” His Fall 2016 Yeezy Season 3 show, made up completely of models of color, was the most diverse of the season. In addition, his was one of the few runways to feature an aged model (in this case, veteran supermodel Veronica Webb).
That said, with a single tweet, Kanye has managed to disrupt his legacy of inclusion. On Saturday, the rapper, designer and provocateur issued a casting call for his upcoming Yeezy Season 4 show that requested only “multiracial women” show up. Needless to say, people of all ethnicities were up in arms. (more…)
Zac Posen Fall 2016; Image: Imaxtree
During fashion month, the industry’s problems with diversity, age and body acceptance parade down the runways for the world to see. These inequities span far beyond the catwalk — to ad campaigns, to magazine covers, to staffers at major fashion brands and glossies — and, of course, beyond even the industry itself. This makes it all the more important that the runways act as platforms for societal change. As model Ebonee Davis puts it, “Fashion makes people’s minds up about what is beautiful and acceptable.”
Fortunately, the U.S. fashion industry’s governing body is starting to recognize this fact. TheFashionSpot’s Fall 2016 runway diversity report revealed that models of color accounted for 31.9 percent of castings in New York, up from 28.4 percent for Spring 2016. (That number was even smaller in the two previous seasons.) Forward-thinking designers, evolving standards of beauty, media pressure and a more progressive political climate no doubt contributed to these improvements and this year, the CFDA and the Diversity Coalition are taking further steps to ensure this percentage continues to grow. (more…)