Collection of David Carr’s writings coming in 2020

NEW YORK — Writings by the late David Carr, the revered author and journalist, are coming out in book form next year. Ta-Nehisi Coates, a friend whom Carr once mentored, is providing the introduction. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Monday that “Final Draft: The Selected Work of David Carr” was scheduled for the spring of 2020…
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Ozwald Boateng to Debut First Women’s Collection in New York

NEW YORK CALLING: Savile Row tailor Ozwald Boateng will hit York on May 5 with an immersive fashion experience at the Apollo theater in Harlem, showcasing the brand’s first women’s collection.
The show will be a celebration of culture, diversity, music, history and fashion and mark the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, “starting with a short film on Africanism, and guiding us into the future of artificial intelligence,” according to the company.
VIPs within sports and entertainment are expected to appear at the former Givenchy designer’s runway show, the brand added.
Boateng, whose parents immigrated to the U.K. in the Fifties, was the youngest designer of African descent to open a business on London’s Savile Row. He founded his company in 1995, and was part of a new bespoke movement that catapulted him to international recognition.
Known for his bright flashes of color and twist on classic British tailoring, his brand offers in-store bespoke services as well as RTW men’s wear and items such as ties, shirts and knitwear.

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Urban Decay Reveals ‘Game of Thrones’-Themed Makeup Collection

As any die-hard “Game of Thrones” fan knows, winter is coming. Now, so too is the popular franchise’s first makeup collection.
The hit HBO series has teamed with Urban Decay for a makeup line inspired by the show’s Seven Kingdoms and women of Westeros. The collection gives a nod to many elements of the show, including Emilia Clarke’s “Mother of Dragons” character and the houses of Targaryen, Lannister and Stark.
In a dramatized video featuring the “Game of Thrones” much-loved intro music, Urban Decay revealed today on its Instagram the full 13-piece collection, which will be released on April 14, the same day the show returns to HBO for its eighth and final season.

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India to auction fugitive billionaire’s art collection

Indian tax authorities are hoping for a windfall with the auction on Tuesday of rare oil paintings that were once part of fugitive billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi’s collection and have been seized by the government.


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MAC is launching an Aladdin collection and it’s about to open up a whole new world of magic

Calling all Disney lovers…

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Your wishes are about to come true, as MAC has announced a collaboration with Disney’s live action Aladdin movie, which hits cinemas on the 24th May.

Packed with a mix of precious metals and Jasmine-inspired jewel tones, there’s no doubt you’ll be left feeling like a princess when this drops.

MAC’s senior artist and BBC 3 Glow Up judge Dominic Skinner took to Instagram to confirm the news, writing: ‘Just you wait till you see what the collection has in store for you!! Your wish, our command!

‘Manifest your magic with the Disney Aladdin Collection by M·A·C. Launching this May, this wish-fulfilling collaboration highlights the self-determination and confidence of Princess Jasmine in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Disneu’s animated classic, Aladdin – in theatres May 24.’

The campaign puts Naomi Scott, who plays our hero Princess Jasmine in the upcoming film, at the forefront adorned in turquoise and gold.

A lot of the details are still yet to be released, but at the moment there are three products that we know about – cleverly mirroring the Genie’s three wishes granted to Aladdin. Until then, you can sign up for Aladdin updates on MAC’s website.

So far we’ve seen an eyeshadow palette, lipstick and bronzer, all encased in beautifully golden packaging, and MAC have shared some of the eyeshadow swatches on Instagram. All we can say is, take our money NOW.

MAC Aladdin

We’re already lusting over the nine-pan eyeshadow palette filled with purple and golden shimmers, and the hot pink lipstick named A Whole New World has really caught our attention. Not to mention the warm-toned bronzer that we hope will give us that Jasmine-esque glow.

The limited edition collection is said to be available on the 1st of May, so be sure to save that date as it’s going to sell out pretty fast. And, if we’re lucky, there may be a few more additions to the colourful range.

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Louis Vuitton Pulls All Michael Jackson-Themed Pieces From It’s Fall Menswear Collection

Michael Jackson en concert à Rotterdam en 1988

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Virgil Abloh paid homage to Michael Jackson during his second Louis Vuitton runway show this past January. It was clear the Abloh, like many others, was influenced by Jackson’s style, music, and overall presence. Since the premiere of the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, a slew companies have removed the pop icon’s songs, music videos and memorabilia from their respective platforms to show their solidarity with the alleged victims. Abloh and Louis Vuitton have decided to join the movement by pulling all Michael Jackson-themed clothing from their fall menswear collection.

In a statement to WWD, Abloh said, “I am aware that in light of this documentary the show has caused emotional reactions. I strictly condemn any form of child abuse, violence or infringement against any human rights.” In paying homage to Jackson in the collection, he said his “intention for this show was to refer to Michael Jackson as a pop culture artist. It referred only to his public life that we all know and to his legacy that has influenced a whole generation of artists and designers.

This is a bold move considering the entire collection was inspired by the artists. From the show invitations to the background music, it was clear that Jackson was a huge inspiration to the designer. If you’re not familiar with the F/W 2019 collection, take a look at some of the looks that hit the runway.

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Sure, we’re all glued to our phones/tablets/laptops/watches that barely tell time, but even the best of us miss out on some important #content from time to time. That’s why, in case you missed it, we’ve rounded up our most popular stories of the week to help you stay in the loop. No need to thank …

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Terez x Keith Haring Collection Launches Today on Terez.com

Terez, the New York-based ath-leisure brand, is collaborating with the estate of the late Keith Haring to develop the Terez x Keith Haring collection.
The partnership was forged in collaboration with Artestar, which represents high-profile artists,  photographers, designers and creatives.
Haring, who died in 1990, was known for his Pop Art and graffiti-like style, which grew out of the New York street culture of the Eighties. The collaboration was said to be heavily inspired by the power of love.
The pieces from Haring’s image library used for this collaboration were those that triggered joy through their vibrant colors, something that is a Terez signature, according to the brand.
The collection includes leggings, bras, tanks, Ts, crewnecks and joggers. Prices range from $ 60 for an uplifted heart-muscle T to $ 101 for a rainbow crowd printed jogger.
The collection launches today and is exclusively being sold at terez.com.

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George Michael’s art collection goes on sale in online auction

More than 170 art works from George Michael’s private collection go on sale in an online auction from Friday to raise money for philanthropic causes the late British singer and songwriter had supported.


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Byredo Toasts Collection During Paris Fashion Week

Ben Gorham brought together Byredo’s trendy community during Paris Fashion Week, from Off-White designer Virgil Abloh to Anja Rubik, Aymeline Valade and influencers Pernille Teisbaek and Caroline Daur.
The occasion was Gorham’s accessories collection for the label, which dabbles in beauty and leather goods.
“I’m based in Sweden, so this is the right occasion to bring everyone together and connect with our community,” said the designer.
But despite his cult following, Gorham is committed to going against the fashion current and taking it slow.
For fall, he presented a small, focused accessories collection where he reworked the brand’s popular Seema bag using embroideries and hand-painted techniques.

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His inspiration was the art of bird-watching, which he was drawn to for its peaceful, community-based nature. He loosely translated this into bags in bright colors and hand-painted inkblots, that reflected the “perfect symmetry of birds.”
A black version featuring neon blue inkblots stood out.
“This style has quickly become our iconic bag, maybe because it has a very strong silhouette — without branding or without hard wear, it still became quickly recognizable. So I felt like I should keep exploring different iterations of this bag and use it as a canvas,” said Gorham. “I’m quite slow, but

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See Every Look From Comme des Garçons’s Fall 2019 Collection

In Paris on Saturday, Rei Kawakubo showed her latest collection for Comme des Garçons. Done almost entirely in black, with every model sporting jet-black hair, the overall vibe of Fall 2019 felt darker that her last few outings, though not unfamiliar for Kawakubo who is no stranger to black. And …

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Forte_Forte Unveils Collection for Neiman Marcus

MEDITERRANEAN BREEZE: Forte_Forte has unveiled a capsule collection developed exclusively for Neiman Marcus.
Called “The Art of Travel,” the capsule, which will be in stores on March 1, offers a concise, cohesive wardrobe of effortless chic pieces, designed to be packed for upcoming seaside escapes.
Inspired by the colors and the lively atmosphere of Sicily’s Aeolian Islands, the capsule, which is rooted in an elegant aesthetic peppered by Bohemian accents, includes a fringed kimono showing a watercolor-like delicate pattern, a Lurex silk chiffon dust coat, a lilac drawstring silk dress, a silver Lurex chiffon kimono and a powder-pink slipdress.
“The Art of Travel” capsule will be available at a selection of Neiman Marcus doors, including San Francisco; Beverly Hills; the Canoga Park section of Los Angeles; Dallas; New York; Las Vegas; Atlanta; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Houston; Chicago; Bal Harbour in Miami; Coral Gables, Fla.; Newport Beach, Calif., as well as at neimanmarcus.com.

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Isa Arfen Puts Collection on Hold for Fall 2019

LONDON — Designer Serafina Sama has decided to hit the pause button on her Isa Arfen brand for fall 2019 in order to rethink its direction. Sama, who founded the brand seven years ago, will not be presenting a fall 2019 collection, either to buyers or to press.
“I am not shuttering the business, but rather taking a hiatus to refocus and review what the next phase should be for the brand that I have nurtured and grown over the past seven years,” Sama said in an interview, adding that the shifting landscape of the industry and its increasingly rapid pace were main reasons behind her decision.
“As a brand, we are always under pressure to produce more collections for an audience with a very short attention span,” said Arfen, adding that she wants to take time to “review, refocus and reenergize,” in order to ensure the brand is less wasteful. “I want to look at ways of producing more responsibly. At the end of each season, there are so many samples, canceled styles, leftover fabrics — all this stuff that nobody needs.”
Exploring the direct-to-consumer route further or producing more focused collections with smaller drops or limited runs are among the strategies

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See Every Look from Versace’s Fall 2019 Collection

Legacy fashion houses rely pretty heavily on nostalgia these days — some might even say too heavily — but Versace has done a good job lately of referencing its past while incorporating some modern upgrades. That was especially true of its Fall 2019 collection, which showed in Milan on Friday around …

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Phoebe English Shows Fall 2019 Collection in Exhibition Alongside 30 Marionettes

EXHIBITIONIST: Phoebe English showcased pieces from her fall 2019 women’s wear offering at the Morley Gallery in South London at an exhibition called “Inanimate, Animate. (Only) Half the Reflection,” a show in two parts, the second of which features 30 charming marionettes wearing to-scale pieces from her archive.
The person-sized clothes, which made their debut during the men’s shows last month in a presentation, were suspended from the ceiling on rotating mechanisms that afforded close-up inspection of the intricate techniques that have earned her a loyal following.
There was a black pinafore dress with T-shaped cuts outlined with wide satin stitch embroidery, and a delicate white mesh harness.
“We call this coat, ‘The Coat of Dreams (and of Nightmares)’,” said English, fondly nodding to a black topper made from a great many patches of recycled black fabric, each piece encased in fine silk tulle. The kind of deceptively simple, thing that a cursory glance sets the mind to thinking, “Right, black coat” but an up-close eye-ball reveals all its complexities.
The space was scented by Timothy Han, who used the aromas of birch tar and dry wheat from his “On the Road” fragrance to emphasize English’s focus on natural sustainable fabrics, and Johanna Burnheart performed

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Christian Siriano looks to the future with latest collection

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All White adidas Sneaker From Black History Month Collection Gets Shelved

ADIDAS UltraBOOST Uncaged BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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Obviously someone at adidas wasn’t wearing their thinking cap when curating a nod to African Americans. To many, A pair of mayonnaise flavored shoes were insensitive to say the least.

As per Hypebeast the sporting goods manufacturer definitely took a cultural loss when it came to their Black History Month collection. Included in the drop was a UltraBOOST model which in theory would make sense given it is one of their most popular sellers. Problem was it was an all white silhouette AND was named “UNCAGED”. Naturally the move got a huge side eye from sneaker enthusiasts and anybody with a bit of common sense alike.

Considering the set were made in the spirit of “Celebrating Black Culture” adidas released a formal statement apologizing for the huge faux pas.

“Adidas released a new collection in celebration of Black History Month featuring designs inspired by the Harlem Renaissance. It includes footwear and apparel across a variety of categories. Toward the latter stages of the design process, we added a running shoe to the collection that we later felt did not reflect the spirit or philosophy of how adidas believes we should recognize and honor Black History Month. After careful consideration, we have decided to withdraw the product from the collection.”

The sneaker has since been pulled. Other feet pieces included in the collection include re-invisioned versions of the Dame 5, Harden Vol. 3 and a Harlem inspired UltraBOOST. The adidas Black History Month went on sale starting February 5 here.

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Gemma Collins’ mum Joan shows off her incredible collection of dolls on Instagram

AS far as hobbies go, Gemma Collins’ mum Joan sure has her hands full looking after her daughters ‘diva’ demands, but it turns out she has another hidden hobby- collecting vintage dolls!

The GC’s famous mum – who shares the same name as the Dynasty actress- has been showing off her impressive collection of dolls on Instagram lately.

Gemma Collins’ mum Joan likes to collect vintage dolls for her home
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Taking up a vast amount of space in Joan’s home, the dolls come in all shapes, sizes and styles.

When she’s not playing her part as Gemma’s agony aunt on Towie, Joan spends her time collecting antiques and vintage items to take centre stage in her Essex pad.

The Essex star even has names for some of her prized possessions, with one named Bella, another called Kitty Christmas and a third Tricksey Bell.

In a few images Joan even snaps photos which combine her love of gardening and the dolls, as she places them in her plant decorations.

As the GC’s mum Joan is regularly pictured out and about with the Essex star
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However, one shot that divided her followers was of singular baby doll’s heads placed in a glass vase.

“That’s a wee bit creepy!” commented one fan.

Another said: “Erm what.”

A third praised Joan’s creativity, saying: “Fabulous idea.”

She even combines her love of gardening with the dolls as decorations
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She has an impressive collection
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Joan even has names for some of the dolls- this one is called Bella
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But fans commented that the baby doll heads were a step too far
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Joan captioned this image: “Lets go out and play”
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It’s not all about dolls over on Joan’s Instagram though, as she shared a video of herself and Gemma’s friends wearing masks of her face as they supported her on Dancing On Ice over the weekend.

Last weekend Gemma, 37, returned to the ice following a nasty fall during her performance the previous weekend that left her with painful injuries.

Now, Dan Whiston, the show’s associate creative director, exclusively told The Sun Online that he believes that this marked the beginning of a Dancing On Ice “curse”.

Gemma injured herself after a fall a few weeks ago
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Dan thinks Gemmas fall has caused a curse on the contestants- including Melody
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Ice skater Dan said of last week’s excessive injuries: “It was really, really awful. It was almost as if Gemma’s fall from last week’s show… it was a sign of things to come.

“Everyone was getting injured. She’s got black knees, they’re so bruised, she hurt her chest as well.

“People are pushing the boundaries so there are going to be these injuries.”

But it wasn’t just Gemma who has fallen in recent weeks, as her incident has seemed to have caused a domino effect among the other contestants.


Among the injured were Melody Thornton, who fell and hit her chin on the ice last week, Wes Nelson, who badly injured his knee during training, Jane Danson, who fainted during dress rehearsals, Ryan Sidebottom and most recently James Jordan.

But the creative director isn’t worried about the injuries putting the contestants off, adding: “They’re kind an army of robots this year, they’re not going to let anything get them down.

“Only the strongest will survive now as dramatic as that sounds.”


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Dwyane Wade, Bleacher Report Partner on Special Collection

Dwyane Wade may be retiring at the end of the NBA season, but Bleacher Report is making sure his fans have some memorabilia to help send him off in style.
The online sports site today will debut the D. Wade World Tour collection, an exclusive line of apparel designed to commemorate the basketball star’s career.
The collection of T-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, hoodies and hats is intended to highlight major moments in Wade’s life and include images of him as a child as well as some of his career milestones printed on the back of the pieces to mimic concert tour merchandise.
Prices range from $ 30 for a Dad hat and $ 35 for a T-shirt, to $ 45 for a long-sleeve shirt and $ 75 for a hoodie.
The line will be promoted through an advertising and social media campaign by both Bleacher Report and Wade that will include a concert tour-style photo shoot with the Miami Heat player.
“I have been closely involved in every step of the design process of this very personal collection,” Wade said. “My fashion partnerships have always been an authentic reflection of who I am. It’s been a joy to look back at my career and incorporate very special moments into the

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Conor McGregor Dresses to Impress and Pitch New David August Suit Collection

MAN WITH A BRAND: On the field Sunday pre-Super Bowl LIII, Conor McGregor was tough to miss wearing a custom David August lavender jacket and tie with black pants.
The UFC featherweight and lightweight champion’s 18-month-old son was dressed identically in custom suits, thanks to the designer David August Heil. As is pretty much always the case with any celebrity making such a mega-appearance — and Sunday’s game would qualify — the wardrobe choice was no coincidence. The fiery Irish MMA fighter launched a cobranded collection with August at the end of last year in time for his showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov. The collection included a $ 39 “Eff You” T-shirt, an $ 87 “Whoop Ass” embroidered hooded sweatshirt and a $ 39 newspaper-inspired “August McGregor Post” T-shirt imprinted with a McGregor quote, “When I say something is going to happen, it’s going to happen.”
But back to the Super Bowl: McGregor decided to wear purple “to remain neutral, as he is a fan of both teams but wanted to wear something to celebrate the occasion,” according to a David August spokesman. To take that neutrality literally, McGregor might be a little color blind since red and blue make purple and red is minimal in

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Haney Launches Red-Carpet Capsule Collection With Intermix

Stylist-turned-designer Mary Alice Haney celebrated her new red-carpet capsule collection with Intermix in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, using her new Brentwood home as party venue and backdrop for shots of plenty of influencers wearing her clothes, Rocky Barnes, Jordana Brewster, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Marlien Rentmeester among them.
“The girl that is at Intermix is a Haney girl. She’s fashion-forward, she wants to party and loves a good party dress,” said the designer, who grew up in Chattanooga, Tenn., and got her start at magazines, then as a Hollywood stylist for A-listers such as Reese Witherspoon, Blake Lively and Sarah Jessica Parker.
“Tonight, we wanted to celebrate the L.A. influencers who are setting the pace for the fashion community,” added Haney, whose sparkling home, designed with Tim Clarke, has its own bar, which was serving up tequila and Champagne cocktails. (“My husband told me not to open the good stuff, but I didn’t pay attention,” joked Haney.)
“It was built in the Eighties and we’ve been renovating it for two years,” she said of the indoor-outdoor space, which has an interior garden, and houses her studio, complete with the Beverly Hills Hotel’s banana-leaf wallpaper.

Jordana Brewster, Katie Bofshever and Emmanuelle Chriqui. 
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“It’s so easy and glam,” said

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Hedi Slimane’s First Men’s Collection for Celine Is Exactly What You Expected It to Be

Although Hedi Slimane presented a hint of menswear during his debut as Celine’s artistic, creative and image director back in September, Fall 2019 marked the designer’s first full-on men’s show during Paris Fashion Week on Sunday. And it all felt like déjà vu, right? Slightly …

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Oliver Moores Debuts New Collection as Frescobol Carioca’s New Head of Design

LONDON — Frescobol Carioca, the luxury men’s wear resort brand, has appointed Oliver Moores as the new head of ready-to-wear design to expand the brand’s design offering and to oversee its growth strategy.
Moores previously served as the senior men’s wear designer at Neil Barrett and prior to that, trained at Savile Row. Moores’ debut spring 2019 collection is more daring and bold. It marks a definitive shift for the label and the designer’s intentions to transition into a lifestyle brand.
“There are only a few brands that are doing resort wear and we are missing big, key markets”, said Moores, adding that he has been designing with both the creativity and commercial appeal of clothes in mind.
“I felt that there were so many missed opportunities, there were so many new styles that the brand could be doing such as print and twinsets”, he said.
For the new collection, Moores introduced print, inspired by landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, and color such as mau mau orange and lemon yellow, which Moores said had piqued the interest of buyers and “became the heaviest-bought section for the season.”
“All the pastels and washed-out colors have been some of our bestsellers and only just recently, I’ve injected black into

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L.B.M. 1911, Efisio Marras Partner for Capsule Collection

SARTORIAL PUNK: L.B.M. 1911, one of the brands in the portfolio of the Mantua, Italy-based men’s suit maker Lubiam, has partnered with Efisio Marras on a capsule collection.
Lubiam’s chief executive office Giovanni Bianchi said the designer, who is creative director of the I’m Isola Marras brand and Antonio Marras’ eldest son, “shares with us a great passion for tailoring.”
“Innovation and experimentation have always been the signature elements of L.B.M. 1911, and, in this case, we were able to explore new possibilities, enhancing our know-how,” he said.
The collection offers sartorial looks revisited with a punk vibe filtered through Marras’ vision, including tartan suits styled with chain accessories and tailored outfits embellished with floral prints. The designer’s touch also appears on a range of coats, which are at the core of L.B.M. 1911’s business.
 

A look by Efisio Marras for the L.B.M. 1911 capsule collection. 
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“The inspiration of the capsule collection is legendary Sex Pistols bass player Sid Vicious, reimagined in today’s context,” said Marras, who crafted superskinny fits from a mix of tartan fabrics and corduroy. The designer’s goal is to engage Millennials “who want to preserve their punk spirit” throughout their daily working routine.
Two looks from the capsule collection were teased

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Altuzarra Releases Limited-edition Capsule Collection With Friends

Joseph Altuzarra is acknowledging his 10th anniversary in business with a limited-edition capsule collection called “The One That Got Away.”
The pieces were selected by 10 of Altuzarra’s closest friends and collaborators: Carine Roitfeld, Carolina Issa, Cindi Leive, Evan Rachel Wood, Indya Moore, Jenna Lyons, Melanie Huynh, Sarah Rutson, Shu Pei Qin, and Vanessa Traina. Each were asked to select a piece from a past collection they wish they had gotten, but didn’t have the chance to.
The capsule consists of 12 ready-to-wear pieces and three accessories pieces, and will be sold exclusively at Barneys New York, Joyce (Hong Kong), Joseph (London) and Mytheresa.com, as well as on altuzarra.com this month.
Traina selected the Kieran dress (spring 2015) for $ 1,195; Roitfeld chose the Driftwood skirt (fall 2011) for $ 1,590, Issa picked the Bellini gown (spring 2015) for $ 6,950, while Leive chose the Farley dress (fall 2015) for $ 3,295. Wood chose the Acacia blazer and Vespa pant (resort 2014) with blazer at $ 2,995, and the pant at $ 1,190.
In addition, Lyons selected the Acacia blazer (spring 2015) for $ 3,995, Rutson chose the Venice 2 Row sweater (fall 2012) for $ 995, and Qin chose the black stretch wool laced and stitched Toni dress (fall 2010) for $ 2,495.
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Nike Puts Data First for New Techpack Collection 

RUSH HOUR: Nike believes that navigating the city is a sport unto itself and its new Techpack collection, of transitional sportswear, was designed to see customers through full 12- to 14-hour days.
The new collection will drop in Europe exclusively on the Nike app on Dec. 21. It will then be made available at all Nike stores, as of Jan. 10.
The collection marks a new strategy for the brand “to create with data-informed design.”
“This is really the first season we took a step back and looked at the way consumers were using the product. We spend an incredible amount of time working with athletes or people whose training is their prime pursuit and we know everything about them, so we said ‘Why don’t we apply some of that data-informed methodology to someone navigating the city?’” said Kurt Parker, vice president of apparel design at Nike.
“We pulled together a very international design team and found the insights to be very universal. The kid in Shanghai was living a very similar existence to the kid in London and parts of the U.S.,” Parker added.
Pieces include core performance products such as training tights, hoodies, T-shirts and shorts, including Nike’s popular Windrunner style. One of the key product innovations

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H&M Teams With Eytys for Gender-Neutral Collection

SWEDE TEAM: Hennes & Mauritz has teamed with Eytys for a gender neutral collection due early next year, targeting younger consumers with a fashion-forward offer.
The fast-fashion retailer will sell the Swedish label’s chunky-soled shoes and clothing for adults as well as items for children, starting Jan. 24 in some stores around the world and online.
The collaboration comes as the Swedish retailer undergoes a vast restructuring in a bid to beef up online services and speed up supply chains to catch up with rivals. The group last month said it would close Cheap Monday, a label geared to younger clients.
“The collection is all about proportions — creating a distinct unisex silhouette by playing around with loose silhouettes and chunky architectural footwear,” said Max Schiller, Eytys creative director.
Colors will include dark green, bright yellow, khaki, dark blue, black and white, while materials will include snakeskin prints, fake patent leather and stiff cotton. Shoes will be offered in boxes decorated with artwork by painter Zoe Barcza.
According to H&M’s statement, the retailer initially approached the label for a shoe collection but then decided on a full range of clothing and accessories, too, in order to show the “whole brand aesthetic and ethos,” according to Ross Lydon,

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FashionBeans x Percival: Your New Favourite Menswear Collection

FashionBeans has teamed up with London-based menswear brand Percival to create a six-piece collection. The limited-edition range is made of wardrobe staples like a white T-shirt, grey sweatshirt, navy overshirt and check overcoat, cut from premium fabrics and finished with subtle design details.
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Coach might be known for its updated take on Americana that mixes prairie influences with an urban edge, but this weekend, the New York-based brand ventured outside the United States to show in China for the first time ever. Set in Shanghai at the West Bund Art Center, the “Coach Lights Up …

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Nike Vision Expands Kevin Durant Eyewear Collection

Nike is placing more focus on its eyewear business Nike Vision.
The athletics brand, which produces and distributes its eyewear through Marchon, has released its second collection with NBA star Kevin Durant. Due to the success of the previous capsule, they’ve continued the partnership and expanded it to include sunglasses.
The two new styles of sunglasses include design details pulled from Durant’s on-court skills. The Nike KD Flicker boasts laser-etched components that are created from body-mapping Durant on court. Each of the sunglasses are laser-etched with a “KD” logo and Nike Swoosh logo on both temples. They retail from $ 99 to $ 144.
“Kevin was already wearing Nike sunglasses, so it was a natural progression from his optical collection to expand to sunglasses as well,” said Steve Tripi, marketing director at Marchon. “KD provides inspiration and direction for product design and he is involved throughout the process for approvals.”
The four new optical styles include the Nike KD 88, which is named after Durant’s birth year, and the Nike KD 929, which is named after his birthday. They were designed for young athletes and have flexible spring hinges meant to offer durability and comfort. The Nike KD 28 represents Durant’s age when he won his

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In the early days of Alexander Wang, the brand, you’d never expect the designer to name-drop Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy as a source of collection inspiration, what with his model-off-duty, downtown-party-animal-who-just-rolled-out-of-bed aesthetic. However, a name you would anticipate him …

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GQ and GAP partner for hoodie collection with cool designers

The hoodie is going haute couture. GQ and Gap released their 2018 limited-edition Coolest Designers on the Planet capsule collection Wednesday. In the current world, where everything old is new again and logos rule, it’s no wonder that one of the original ’90s brands is getting in on the trend. “It represents the very best…
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Kim Jones Debuts Dior Men’s Spring Collection at Tokyo Pop-Up

BUZZING INTO TOKYO: Roughly 100 customers lined up outside Isetan’s men’s building in Shinjuku on Wednesday morning, waiting for the doors to open so they could get their hands on the spring 2019 men’s capsule collection that Kim Jones designed for Dior. It is the first offering released by the designer since he took over as artistic director.
For the capsule, Jones tapped New York-based artist Brian Donnelly, known professionally as Kaws, to reimagine the brand’s classic bee motif, as well as to create a new Dior logo specially for the collection.
At the pop-up, customers can purchase T-shirts to be customized in front of them with a spray gun that dispenses permanent ink in the chosen design. They are also printed with the date and the number of their purchase.
Exclusive to the Tokyo store are items that feature the Kaws bee in pink rather than yellow, including T-shirts, sweatshirts and small leather goods. Also available are Japanese selvedge denim jeans embroidered with the traditional boro method, and the iconic Dior Saddle bag, which Jones has reinterpreted for men for the first time.
Sunglasses and belts with buckles designed by Matthew Williams of Alyx and jewelry by Yoon Ahn complete the offering.
The Tokyo

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Sergio Rossi Releases Christmas Capsule Collection

MILAN — Sergio Rossi is stepping into the holiday season in a sparkling way.
The Italian footwear company has released a capsule collection of silver glittered styles, comprising sneakers, kitten-heeled pointy sling-backs and high-heeled pumps.
To enhance the festive mood of the lineup, the styles are embellished with ribbons and the brand’s initials in crystals.
Available beginning Tuesday at the Sergio Rossi stores and e-commerce, the collection retails from 595 euros for the sneakers to 695 euros for the pumps.

A shoe from Sergio Rossi’s 2018 holiday capsule collection. 
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Flanking the launch, a short video dubbed “A Magic Spark” has been created to promote the lineup on the brand’s web site and social media.
Through the work of multimedia artist Sofia Mattioli and illustrator Delphine Cauly, the video combines illustration with live action, as footage of a dancer sporting the footwear are alternated with sketches depicting the styles and the company’s factory in San Mauro Pascoli.

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Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Introduces Christmas Capsule Collection

CHRISTMAS PHILOSOPHY: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.
For the first time, the label has developed a capsule collection for the holiday season that includes two sweater styles in merino wool inlaid with Christmas-inspired motifs and slogans, retailing approximately at 350 euros each.
A mini red turtleneck pull carrying the “Team Santa” wording in ivory-white on the front and the number “25” on the back is embellished with a snowflake motif. A matching scarf and a black, oversize hoodie with the same lettering are also in the collection.

A sweater from Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini’s capsule collection for the holiday season. 
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In addition, the lineup includes an alternative, round-neck sweater style available in four color combinations and embellished with “Dear Santa” on the front and the “I’ve been naughty” lettering on the back, with overall patterns of hearts, reindeer and snowflakes. A kids’ version has also been developed bearing the alternative “I’ve been good” wording on the back.
Washed blue denim shorts with contrasting red stitching and themed patches complete the offer, which officially launched on Wednesday evening on Philosophyofficial.com.
The capsule collection will be also available at the brand’s stores and selected retailers globally.

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Actress, Livari Cofounder Alysia Reiner Talks Cause-Related Collection and WeWork Collaboration

Two brands that are all about the communal — zero-waste fashion label Livari and WeWork are teaming for a multipurpose party.
Aimed at using the art of fashion as a medium for activism, New York-based Livari is launching its Collaboration Collection Nov. 27 at WeWork’s Times Square location. About 150 guests will get an earful about different causes, catch MPowered’s solar-powered light installation, walk through a museum-style tutorial, sample indie products like Foughnuts Baked Donuts and shop for cause-related limited-edition products.
Livari was started by actress Alysia Reiner of “Orange Is the New Black” and “Equity,” Claudine DeSola, founder of the Caravan Stylist Studio, and Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, creator of the Tabii Just label and an organizer of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, who now works full-time for the group. In between talking with Hilaria Baldwin for her podcast “Mom Brain” Monday and doing a B-roll for “Her Big Idea,” Reiner talked about how the event came together.
Through her environmentalist friend Erin Schrode, she connected with WeWork’s global head of social media partnerships Jacob Shwirtz, who is looking to do more community building among influencers and celebrities and more environmentalism. “What they’ve asked me to do is to have a desk

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Shaniqwa Jarvis Teams With X-Girl to Drop Capsule Collection at Social Studies NY

STREET-SMART FASHION: The streetwear brand X-Girl has lined up portrait photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis for its latest collaboration.
Compact to the degree that only three items are offered, the styles are available through Sunday at Social Studies NY, a multipurpose space and pop-up. To help spread the word about the collaboration, photographer Chandler Kennedy shot the painter and model Monica Hernandez wearing the assortment. A “Mini Me” crewneck sweatshirt retails for $ 95, the $ 50 “Too Many Rich People in NY” T-shirt and the $ 50 “Less, Less, Less” tote bag, which was hand-dyed by Jarvis, are up-for-grabs.
Jarvis, who has shot for Gap, Supreme, Riposte and others, dove into the capsule collection sector last year for the launch of her Baque Creative Press-published book. Started by musician Kim Gordon and stylist Daisy von Furth in 1994, the X-Girl brand has renewed its focus on New York, and is on the lookout for new talent and creatives that align with the brand. The company has more than 100 stores in Japan and has loyalists like Chloë Sevigny and Sofia Coppola. Early on, the Lafayette Street-rooted label rallied young feminists and that ethos remains.
Housed in Milk Studios, Social Studies NY builds from the success of last year’s Social

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MATT & NAT – HOLIDAY COLLECTION

It’s the season for power.

Presence over presents any day. Go bold this holiday. This season we are celebrating power. Our Holiday Collection for 2018 takes the lead with vibrant colour, strong silhouettes and dynamic lines. Key styles work seamlessly into your seasonal wardrobe.  Our bestseller JULY, appears in an adorable mini form – perfect for the festive season.  If you are seeking an everyday bag, INVER can go from work to event as its both practical and oh-so-stylish.  Touches of faux-suede or the JOAN profile (a super chic mule) reference the western trend that’s been all over the runways this FW18.

There’s no wrong choice this holiday. Each bag provides fashion and function for your lifestyle.  Claim your minutes, steal your seconds – feel the force of the present.

 

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Kerry Washington’s Designer Boot Collection Is Next Level and Very Expensive

ESC: Kerry WashingtonIf most boots are made for walking, Kerry Washington’s boots are made for strutting.
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Ellery Launches Holiday-Themed Capsule Collection with The Outnet.com

NEW HORIZONS: Kym Ellery got an early start on the festive season, hosting an intimate dinner at Caviar Kaspia in Paris to celebrate the launch of her capsule collection for Net-a-porter’s sister site The Outnet.com.
Mannequins dressed in pieces from the Ellery line, including a pink slip dress and a black bell-sleeved tunic, stood in a corner of a private room, where guests feasted on salmon blinis and baked potatoes with caviar, washed down with Champagne and shots of cherry-flavored vodka.
The holiday-themed collaboration marked a first for the designer, who moved from Australia to Paris three years ago. Consisting of 12 styles, it will launch online on Nov. 8, in tandem with a video highlighting Ellery’s favorite spots in Paris, to be posted to the site’s “Dropped Pins” section.
“The Outnet do what they do so well and when they came to us, we were really excited because we want to be able to make clothing for lots of people, and they have a really big audience. It was a fun project where I felt I could really pick our best hits and put them together as one capsule,” Ellery said.
“All of the silhouettes have a nostalgic feel to them,” she added,

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Amal Clooney’s $18,000 Coat Collection Will Make You Actually Excited for Winter

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The new Primark Christmas jumper collection has got us feeling festive

Fa la la la la, la la la llama…

Words by Niamh McCollum

Raise your hand (mentally) if you’ve ever been at an office Christmas party, festive drinks or a 12 Pubs of Christmas and have seen at least two people there donning the same Primark Christmas jumper? Maybe you were even one of them.

You’re raising your hand, aren’t you? Of course you are – we’re talking about the annual Primark Christmas jumper collection here people – it’s iconic. 

If you love it just as much as we do, then get excited because we are giving you an exclusive look into some of our favourite pieces from its 2018 range that will see you through any Christmas occasion.

Novelty Knits

Bright colours, dogs in Fair Isle thermal wear, and who doesn’t love a good Christmas pun? – (especially one about llamas – how wonderfully random??) Setting you back just £10-12, these cheerful knits are perfect for a Christmas night out, and are sure to put a lil’ smile on the face of even the strongest of Christmas cynics.

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The Classic

For many, Christmas is a time for tradition, and sometimes people just want to stick with what they know. For £12, this reindeer winter-warmer offers a bit more of a classic Christmas feel.

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Cute & Subtle Patterns

Subtle, but enough print and glitter to put you in the Christmas mood. These cost only between £12-£15 quid, and are so cute !!

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And now for the Christmas Cynic…

You’re a rare but growing breed. You grit your teeth every single time you hear someone utter that spine-chilling 9-letter word. You’d like to go to the pub, but why should you have to dress up? This creation, for the fine price of £9, is all yours…

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Well, what are you waiting for?

We’ve picked our favourites, now go out and grab yours !!

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My Bow Tie Collection

Most bow tie wearers love them because most other men don’t wear them. Up until maybe 10-15 years ago, bow ties were just a fraction of the sales of regular neckties. Personally, I love to wear neckties and bow ties but it wasn’t always like that, however, that all changed when I started wearing bow ties more frequently.

In the beginning, it was slightly uncomfortable but I had seen other men pulling it off in a very sophisticated and elegant way and sometimes, you have to do things that make you uncomfortable to improve your style and grow.

Peter Ustinov wearing a micropattern bow tie

Peter Ustinov wearing a micropattern bow tie

One thing I noticed at first was that most bow ties all had pretty much the same shape and size. While I was going through my archives of vintage men’s fashion magazines, I saw that there were hundreds of different shapes and also different sizes. If you read men’s style books, most people will tell you that a bow tie should be proportionate to your face and they show like the width of your face, should be about the width of your bow tie.

Personally, I don’t adhere to that theory. I believe that you can wear different bow ties, different sizes depending on your mood because after all, it’s a way to express yourselves and if you go back in history, you see men wearing different bow ties and different sizes as well.

My Bow Tie Collection

Red Bow Ties

Let’s start with the red tones because red in bow ties is one of the most popular colors. Obviously, I have a bunch of them and even in our shop, we have quite a few Fort Belvedere bow ties in red, however, before I started designing our own bow ties, of course, I had my own collection.

Probably the most common pattern is a micropattern; it’s basically a red background with either dots, little paisleys, or small motifs that are repetitive on the bow tie. They are so popular because they’re easy to combine with striped shirts, solid shirts, as well as solid suits, and it just adds a little bit of pattern to your outfit without being overpowering.

If you’re a follower, you know that I only wear self-tied bow ties and so everything in my collection is self-tie. Some Fort Belvedere bow ties have those diamond ends which are pointed which allow you to tie your bow tie in a way that always looks a bit non-symmetrical which is exactly what you want to achieve, otherwise, it looks like a pre-tied bow tie and that’s the hallmark of a schoolboy.

Muted red wool challis bow tie

Muted red wool challis bow tie

The bow tie above is made out of wool challis in a very muted red.

This shape here is slightly bigger with a somewhat more shiny silk but it has a chalky grip.

Madder silk bow ties with blue and silver tones

Madder silk bow ties with blue and silver tones

This one here is lightly a madder silk. It has blue and silver tones, very subdued works well with blazers.

Red bow tie with yellow tones

Red bow tie with yellow tones

This one has yellow tones, it’s more contrasty, I like it in the summer.

This one is more chalky, again which is great for tweed outfits.

This one’s a classic red with a standard micropattern that is spaced a little more apart.

Dark burgundy bow tie with paisley

Dark burgundy bow tie with paisley

This one is a very dark burgundy with paisleys; it’s a good option if you want to wear a bow tie without standing out too much.

Dotted red bow tie

Dotted red bow tie

These dots are very bold and it’s only something if you’re willing to make an even bolder statement other than just wearing a bow tie. You can even go with bolder spots but it’s really only for people who are comfortable with what they wear.

Vintage English madder silk bow tieVintage English madder silk bow tie

Vintage English madder silk bow tie

This one is a typical vintage English madder silk and we still offer that kind of silk in our shop. It’s a process that takes much longer, is more expensive, but I think it’s worth it.

Bold paisley bow tie

Bold paisley bow tie

This is kind of a bold paisley tie. Paisley is a traditional pattern with origins in India that you can find all over in classic menswear. This one is oversized so you don’t see a full repeat in the bow tie which is rather unusual which is why I added it to my collection.

Here’s Fort Belvedere’s paisley bow tie with kind of an all-over pattern.

Bow tie with a geometric pattern

Bow tie with a geometric pattern

This one here is quite cool because of its unusual geometric pattern.

Red, wine and purple bow tie

Red, wine and purple bow tie

Another favorite of mine is this bow tie. It’s a red tone with a mix of wine and maybe purple. It is very unusual and hard to find. Also, the motifs on it appear like they’re circling and repeating.

repp stripe inspired bow tie

repp stripe inspired bow tie

This one here is more repp striped inspired, very classic, something you’d wear with a preppy outfit.

Red velvet bow tie prototype from Fort Belvedere

Red velvet bow tie prototype from Fort Belvedere

This is a red velvet bow tie which is a prototype from Fort Belvedere which I like to wear for evening occasions. It’s different than a black bow tie yet it’s very festive and it sparkles in the light which is just beautiful.

This one is another one of our designs. It has a very bold houndstooth pattern, it is made out of a matte silk bourette silk which is very hard to find because most of the time, silk bow ties are shiny and at Fort Belvedere, we always try to be different and add things to your wardrobe that are not just run-of-the-mill.

This one here has a classic stripe that you might know from a repp bow tie but we use a very soft shantung silk with blue and red as a background so it has a very nice color depth and it works well with any kind of blazer outfit or business suit yet it’s a bit more casual because of its texture.

 

 

Black Bow Ties

Black bow ties for most men are probably the first bow tie they wear because it’s something they need, maybe in a prom, a wedding, or whenever they wear a tuxedo or the dress code requires a black tie.

My collection obviously includes all the black Fort Belvedere bow ties which are quite a lot. We have styles in a classic silk satin which is a very high-end satin from Italy, we also have a barathea which is more matte, we also have a fine rib grosgrain and a really wide ribbed grosgrain which is very unusual and hard to find as well as velvet bow ties. All them come in different sizes and shapes and we’re also one of the few stores that offer them in a single-end bow tie which was something that very elegant gentlemen wore particularly in the 30s and in the 20s. One thing that sets our black bow ties apart from others is they come with a fixed neck size.

Most bow ties today have an adjustable sizer which is quite handy and it’s also better to stock things, otherwise, it gets quite expensive. We go the extra mile to offer you a fixed-length because it’s a traditional way and when you untie your bow tie and take it off, you can see and you can show that it’s actually made for you just like a custom piece would be made for you.

Also, if you wear a wing collar, you don’t want the adjusters to be visible which is why you want the continuous neckband. Before we offered our velvet bow ties, I actually had quite a few prototypes made from different fabrics and I still always keep it and I wear them because I test them but ultimately what ends up in the shop is only what we like the most.

Vintage black bow tie

Vintage black bow tie

So other black bow ties that I like that are pretty cool is this one it’s kind of a pointed end with a somewhat asymmetrical shape and it’s a vintage bow tie, I think from its Carconi.

Moire bow tie

Moire bow tie

This one is a vintage moire silk out of a very fine fabric. It’s called moire because sometimes you see that effect on screen if you have a very small pattern and it’s also called watered silk sometimes. To achieve this effect, you take two layers of fabric and run them through a press, it’s a special process and you don’t find it very often. The shape is a very classic shape; it’s like rectangular and when you tie it, you get a slightly thicker knot. If you use a thicker fabric, sometimes a knot can be too big so this works best if you have a thinner fabric.

Personally, my favorite evening bow tie shape is this one above which is based on the 1930s model and it has just wonderful curves and it’s very elegant.

bow tie with white edges

bow tie with white edges

Another cool bow tie is this one from the Gatsby collection from Brooks Brothers. It has white tips, as well as white areas, were you knot it so when you knot the bow tie you have white at the ends as well as in the knot. It’s like a vertical white strip so you have four vertical white strips which is quite dashing.

Blue Bow Ties

Again, just like with the regular neckties, blue is so popular in menswear that a lot of bow ties also come in blue.

Blue bow tie with bold spots

Blue bow tie with bold spots

Here we have some bold spots which is not something I’d suggest if you are just starting out because it’s quite loud.

Bow tie with green and red patterns

Bow tie with green and red patterns

Once you have the small micropatterns covered, you can slightly move in size and go with something like this one here with green and red.

Blue bow tie with red and white accents

Blue bow tie with red and white accents

This one here is more of a twill kind of jacquard silk with red and white accents.

Bow tie with red and cream patterns

Bow tie with red and cream patterns

You could get something in a similar print but with a higher contrast. However, you can also find them in other colors which will really change the overall look quite considerably.

Repp stripe bow tie

Repp stripe bow tie

It’s also good to have some repp stripes in black and red.

Cheked bow tie - Fort Belvedere prototype

Checked bow tie – Fort Belvedere prototype

You can go with checks like in this bowtie. As you can see, this bowtie has an asymmetrical cut. It was a prototype we made and we still have some bow ties in this shape; they weren’t quite as popular, I think they didn’t quite understand the big advantage of being able to tie them in two different ways. The rounded part can be up or down which creates a different look.

Bow Ties With Unusual Colors

Obviously, these are also more unusual colors. This is kind of a very faded light brown with blue patterns.

Light blue linen bow tie from Fort Belvedere

Light blue linen bow tie from Fort Belvedere

Another good option for summer is a linen bow tie such as this one which is very light blue.

Another favorite of mine for summer is this one above which is very dark with some red background so it peeks out.

Silk Bow Tie in Blue with White Jacquard Stripes - Fort Belvedere

Silk Bow Tie in Blue with White Jacquard Stripes – Fort Belvedere

Most of the time, striped bow ties are angled, kind of a 45-degree angle so we try to do something different and created this one. it’s not something I wear a lot but I wanted to have different things for different occasions.

Navy blue bow tie

Navy blue bow tie

This one here came with the vintage tuxedo I bought and it’s navy blue, it has a diamond shape, it’s kind of a barathea but for black-tie, you should always go with black bow ties even if the fabric is midnight blue.

Purple Bow Ties

Purple bow tie with white spots

Purple bow tie with white spots

Another great color for bow ties is purple. This one here has white dots which are quite contrasting.

This one here is from Fort Belvedere; it has much subtler paisley patterns and because of that, I like it a lot. It works well with gray, or navy, charcoal, but you can even wear it with green so it’s quite versatile. It is different but it’s not super loud, a wonderful addition to any gentleman’s bow tie closet, in my opinion.

This one is also cool; it has kind of a very subtle butterfly shape so the knot looks different and because of that, I wanted this bow tie.

White Tie Bow Ties

As you may have seen, we also have bowties for white tie ensembles and I believe it’s the largest selection you can find in the world. Of course, they’re all either single end or come in fixed next sizes because when you wear white tie, you always have a wing collar and an adjuster would always show. I have all of them in my collection and I wear them whenever a dress code requires white tie but I also have different ones that are vintage in different sizes.

Green Bow Ties

Summery green bow tie from Fort Belvedere

Summery green bow tie from Fort Belvedere

Here is a very summery green bow tie with a vertical stripe from Fort Belvedere and it was a limited edition fabric so I don’t think we have it anymore but sometimes, when you have bow ties especially if they’re in a coarse weave such as a jacquard weave and you have a beard, you will find little threads pulling on the bow tie. Just think of it like your beard being sandpaper next to a very delicate fabric and over time, you will get pulling threads.

Cutting off pulled threads using Fort Belvederes nail clipper

Cutting off pulled threads using Fort Belvederes nail clipper

Good thing is you can cut them off. I use our nail clipper from our manicure set because it allows me to get very close and be very accurate so I don’t accidentally cut into the fabric. It’s always good to have in mind when you wear bow ties, try to shave beforehand. It’s good for your bow tie and if you have a beard, definitely go only with printed bow ties because they have a much finer and tighter weave than like a jacquard woven bow tie where you can actually see the weave because those are much more prone to pulling threads.

Here, we have a classic houndstooth bourette pattern from Fort Belvedere.

Turquoise repp stripe bow tie

Turquoise repp stripe bow tie

This one is an unusual kind of turquoise repp stripe style silk.

Bow Ties In Other Colors

Last but not the least, I have a bunch of bow ties that are all a little bit different. There are tones of brown, yellow, and orange, or interesting patterns.

Tartan bow tie

Tartan bow tie

First, it’s like this tartan pattern which is something that works really well for Christmas parties.

Dotted bow tie

Dotted bow tie

This one above is a bold dotted bow tie made out of a limited edition silk by Fort Belvedere that we don’t offer any longer.

Knitted wool bow tie

Knitted wool bow tie

This one was a prototype out of a knitted bow tie; it’s a knitted wool but I found it was much too soft and flimsy.

Bow tie with large patterns

Bow tie with large patterns

This one I thought was quite cool because again, it has this super large patterns on an unusual kind of creamy yellow background.

Summer Bow tie

Summer Bow tie

This one here is a summery pattern from Fort Belvedere that we don’t offer anymore, it’s kind of Madras inspired.

Unusual beige bowtie

Unusual beige bowtie

I like a this one a lot because it has this pale beige or buff background with elements of blue, orange, and green, very unusual but easy to combine.

Dotted bow ties

Dotted bow ties

This one here is much bolder in a bronze tone with blue dots while this other one is more yellow and has white dots.

Brown and pale blue paisley bow tie

Brown and pale blue paisley bow tie

This one here is a brown and pale blue paisley one in a very bold diamond shape.

Yellow bow tie with red accents

Yellow bow tie with red accents

This one here I like to wear especially with light blue shirts, it provides contrast, it’s a great option for summer, it lightens up your outfit.

Of course, there are other silk bourette ties from Fort Belvedere which I’m a big fan of at the moment.

CONCLUSION

Obviously, this is a larger bow tie collection and it took me years to build it. I’ve had great luck at estate sales because people who are into bow ties tend to have a lot of them and since not many are interested in them, you can pick them up at a very inexpensive price point.

So if you want to build a bow tie collection, my tip is to take it slow, think about what you have in your wardrobe, get different pieces with different textures, different colors, and different patterns, and build something that works for you over time.

What do you think of my bow ties?


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Luisa Via Roma Unveils Limited-Edition Holiday Collection

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Despite the unexpected wave of mild springlike weather in Italy, Luisa Via Roma revealed on Thursday it is gearing up to celebrate the holiday season.
On Nov. 15, the Florentine multibrand store will launch a limited-edition holiday collection, which includes dedicated products designed by a range of high-end brands, such as Alberta Ferretti, Attico, Diego Dolcini, Emilio Pucci, Giuseppe di Morabito, Missoni, Marni, Moschino and Versace.
The collection will be on sale at the Florence store, on luisaviaroma.com and at the brand’s pop-up store located at New York’s Spring Studios.
From Nov. 5 until the end of the winter holidays, the luxury shopping destination will feature a layout developed by designer and architect Cristina Celestino, who previously worked in collaboration with key fashion players, including Fendi and Sergio Rossi.
In particular, Celestino will re-create the house of an eclectic collector with a focus on the most intimate and personal spaces, including the boudoir, the bedroom and the studio. The space, which will be injected with a charming and cozy Christmas mood, will be decorated with pieces Celestino designed herself or which she selected from the offerings of international labels spanning from Azucena, Fornasetti and Seletti to Bottega Veneta, Emilio Pucci, Etro and Versace’s home

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adidas Originals Teams up With TfL for Capsule Footwear Collection

adidas Originals’ latest collaboration is an unexpected one — with Transport for London (TfL for short). Launched in order to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the Oyster card, the collab is called the “Oyster Club Pack” and consists of three models in the Continental 80, Temper Run and ZX 500RM. Limited to 1500 pairs overall, each pair comes with an Oyster card with £80 in credit.

Each shoe is designed to tell a specific story from TfL’s history and there’s also bespoke packaging and a leather Oyster card holder. Gavin Thompson, senior vice president of West Europe at adidas said the following in a statement. “London is a city bubbling with creativity from a population constantly moving forwards. TfL and the Underground network make that possible. This partnership allows adidas to celebrate the world’s most famous transport systemand Londonthrough our designs.”

The adidas Originals x TfL collaboration will be released on October 27 at adidas Originals stores in London and at selected retailers.

In other news, size? will be exclusively launching the adidas Kegler Super in a special edition colorway.

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Each year around this time, Reformation releases a holiday collection that suddenly makes us forget about our winter plans to cozily hibernate and watch Netflix every night, and instead try to fill our calendar with events that will necessitate the purchase of at least one of its cute party …

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Tackma to Offer Elevated Unisex Collection

Jeffrey Schottenstein wants Tackma to speak to more consumers.
Schottenstein, the son of Jay L. Schottenstein, chairman of American Eagle Outfitters Inc., founded the streetwear line, which stands for “They All Can Kiss My A–,” in 2011. Now he’s hoping to broaden Tackma’s scope with Tackma Studio, an elevated, unisex collection that’s being guest-designed by Gregory Abbou, who cofounded Taverniti So Jeans in 2003 and has consulted for labels including Iro, Re/Done, Genetic Denim, Guess and L’Agence.
“I wanted to bring more awareness to our brand story and mission,” said Schottenstein. “Tackma is about challenging the status quo and embracing your individuality and I think that this unisex collection embodies that.”
The collection, which is made in Los Angeles, includes T-shirts, hoodies, outerwear and long-line shirts made from French terry, Supima jersey and modal cotton. The pieces come in a mostly neutral palette of ivory, black, gray and clay pink, with special dying techniques to create marbleized tones and hand-embroidery details such as raw edges and seams. It retails from $ 170 to $ 525 for outerwear, $ 75 to $ 225 for shirts, $ 168 to $ 195 for sweatshirts and $ 170 to $ 220 for pants. The Tackma collection retails from $ 25 to $ 68. Schottenstein said the plan

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Victoria Beckham has just launched her own chocolate collection

And we’re here for it.

Victoria Beckham is one of the most talked about women in the world, from her VB fashion collections going viral to her fun Instagrams with the rest of the Beckham clan.

This week however, VB made news as she teamed up with world renowned chocolatier Pierre Marcolini, together designing a limited-edition box of chocolates to celebrate the milestone 10th anniversary of her iconic fashion house.

Yes. This is not a drill. We repeat. This is not a drill.

Victoria Beckham and Pierre Marcolini have created a collection of chocolate hearts together, something they are said to have co-created in Paris.

The flavours? Casse-Noisette, Caramel Salted Butter, Rose-Passion and Yuzu.

‘I am so excited to be launching this collection of limited-edition chocolates with Pierre Marcolini,’ announced Victoria Beckham. ‘His attention to detail and unmatched level of craftsmanship, has produced something feminine and modern. Pierre is so much fun to work alongisde with an infectious humour – I hope people enjoy the chocolates as much as we did creating them.’

Pierre Marcolini agreed: ‘It is an honour to be chosen to work with Victoria, to not only create a box of chocolates to reflect her taste and personality, but also to celebrate the wonderful achievements of her fashion brand over the last decade. Where the realms of art, fashion, and culinary creation meet one another, it has been a pleasure to work on this project where our creative vision has joined together.’

Pierre Marcolini Les Coeurs De Victoria Beckham are now available worldwide, and there are even more set to be released for Christmas.

We officially cannot wait!

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Here’s everything coming from Fenty Beauty’s #CHILLOWT Holiday collection, so start saving your coins now

Here’s everything coming from Fenty Beauty’s #CHILLOWT Holiday collection, so start saving your coins now


Here’s everything coming from Fenty Beauty’s #CHILLOWT Holiday collection, so start saving your coins now

We haven’t even gotten through October and Rihanna already has us super excited for the holidays. In case you totally missed it, Fenty Beauty teased its holiday collection earlier this week. Now, the full #CHILLOWT collection has been revealed in its entirety and contrary to the name, it’s hot AF. In addition to the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighting Palette, Fenty’s icy hot metallic collection will include three eye + lip trios, seven loose color pigments, brand-new Mattemoiselle lipsticks, and so much more. #CHILLOWT is set to hit Sephora, Harvey Nichols, and Fenty.com on October 12th, so put some money to the side now before you regret it later.

If you didn’t take our advice the first time around, now’s the time to gather some extra coins for Fenty. There’s so much to want from this collection, it’s pointless asking Santa for anything else.

Here’s everything coming from Fenty Beauty’s#CHILLOWT holiday collection.

Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighting Palette, $ 54

The same cream-to-powder formula that you know and love, but in shades that will heat up your look in the dead of the winter.  

Metallic Eye + Lip Crayon Trios in #FrostHunny, $ 39 

These multi-tasking metallic crayons have endless possibilities and will spice up your holiday makeup. Use them as liner, shadow, lipstick or whatever else your little heart desires.

Metallic Eye + Lip Crayon Trios in #FrostMoney, $ 39

If you like to keep it cool, #FrostMoney is the cool version of #FrostHunny. As per usual, Fenty’s got you.

And there’s even more.

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2/2 OMGGGG!!!!!! 🙀✨🙀✨🚨Here is the FULL #Holidays2018 #Collection ✨❄ @fentybeauty ✨includes: 1. Mini #FairyBomb $ 20 Each in: Candy Sparks – glimmering iridescent pink 2. #KillawattFoilFreestyle Highlighter Palette $ 54 3. Metallic #Eye + #Lip #Crayon $ 39 creamy, metallic crayons for both eyes and lips in: Frost Bunny – Banana Frost, Parka Princess, Guava Mint Frost Money – $ lu$ h Fund, Igloo Bloo, Smokin' Purp Frost Hunny – Sunfrost, Ice Dunes, Pretty Penny 4. Frosted Metal #Lipstick $ 36 creamy, metallic lipsticks: Snow Nights – No Chill, Frost Sauce, Fog Snog Snow Daze – Cuffing Season, What's Your Numb'a, So Chilli 5. Two Lil #Mattemoiselles – Chill Owt Edition $ 19 Griselda / Spanked – bold burgundy/ dusty rose 6. Mattemoiselle 10/10 #Set !! 👀🙀 10 all-new, full-size Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipsticks $ 149: Violet Fury – vivid violet Pumpkin Rose -rich marigold Flamingo Acid – bright berry Dragon Mami – tropical papaya I Quit – true mink F'n Black – navy black Turks & Caicos – deep teal Ballerina Blackout -loud bubblegum Thicc – sultry mauve Tiger Tini – exotic orange 7. #MatchStix By The Dozen $ 129 12 mini shimmer sticks (5 bestsellers + 7 new shades): Bordeaux Brat – radiant berry Champagne Heist – glittering champagne Starstruck – iced-out pearl Yacht Lyfe – glimmering peach-pink Ridiiic – golden papaya Confetti – iridescent purple Pink Lemonade – glimmering pink Hibi$ Cu$ -shimmering grapefruit Beach Bum -radiant peach Blonde -glimmering gold Cognac -gilded chestnut Platinum Pearl -iced-out platinum 8. Avalanche All-Over #MetallicPowder Set $ 99 includes 7 loose, metallic pigments for eyes, cheeks, and lips in: February -metallic violet Cleopatra -metallic green-gold Foxy -metallic terracotta Raspberry Rave -metallic berry Brain Freeze -metallic gunmetal Ice Cream -metallic gold Glacier Gang -metallic blue . . Will be available ➡ globally on OCTOBER 12TH on their website @sephora, @harveynichols, and #SephorainJCP worldwide! Note: the palette available now @sephoraaus and @sephoranz, online & in stores . . . . #Holidays2018 ✨❄Are you ready for it? 😍 XO #TRENDMOOD @badgalriri #fenty #fentybeauty #sephora

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Fenty hasn’t put up any official swatches yet, but according to TrendMood (who always has the scoop) and Sephora’s website, there will be one additional Eye + Lip Trip in #FrostBunny, as well as a set of 10 brand-new Mattemoiselle lipsticks, a mini Fairy Bomb, and a set of 12 Matchstix that include five bestsellers and seven new shades.