Clandestina Is Cuba’s First Independent Fashion Label. Its Founders Want ‘Global Domination.’

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Idania del Rio, co-founder of Cuba’s first independent fashion label Clandestina, wore a recycled T-shirt to the recent opening of her New York pop-up. With a ripped neck held together by many safety pins, the refurbished black Cincinnati Bearcats jersey resembled a sort of gender-neutral take on Elizabeth Hurley’s famous black Versace dress.

A publicist for the brand was quick to whisper that the salvaged top, like most Clandestina pieces, was “sustainable.”

The s-word has emerged as one of the Planet Fashion’s buzziest trends, with major players like Levi’s, H&M, and Kering pledging to release eco-friendly designs and initiatives. In Cuba, recycling clothes isn’t just in vogue—it’s been a way of life for more than half a century.

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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Have a Date Night at Star-Studded Saint Laurent Fashion Show

Liam Hemsworth, Miley Cyrus, Saint Laurent Mens Spring Summer 20 ShowMiley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth went out in style on Thursday.
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Melania Trump relies on her fashion favorites for UK visit

First Lady Melania Trump is wowing the crowd across The Pond during her and her presidential hubby’s visit. She launched her Tuesday outings in a camel-colored Celine trench — cinched at the waist with a black belt — over a black leather pencil skirt. For her evening wear, FOTUS chose a sleek red wool-crepe gown…
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See What Fashion People Wore to the Official CFDA Awards After-Party

On Monday night, fashion folks and celebrities gathered at the Brooklyn Museum for the annual CFDA Awards, where they honored the American designers who are shaping the industry as we know it today (and also walked the red carpet in an array of dazzling fashions, of course). But no awards show is …

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Fashion News Roundup: May 2019

H&M newest designer collaboration, a Loft rental service, a new fashion documentary, and more news from the fashion trenches in May.

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Did you know that Tiffany started using the iconic shade of turquoise so strongly associated with the company as early as 1889 for its display at the World Fair in Paris. Yet it was only in 1998 that Tiffany & Co. finally trademarked the colour.


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Alexander Wang Pays Homage to His American Fashion Heroes for Spring 2020 ‘Collection 1’

Discussing the current state of the American fashion industry is always a bit of a downer. There’s the messy fashion calendar situation; a jam-packed New York Fashion Week schedule with few marquee names to draw international press and buyers. Then there’s the matter of American talents either …

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Horst P. Horst, Best Known for His Glamorous Fashion Photographs, Also Liked ‘A Little Mess’

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The two young fashion students walking through New York’s South Street Seaport were probably born after Horst P. Horst’s death in 1999, at the age of 93.

But judging by the reaction of one of them, a blond young man with an imitation Louis Vuitton fanny pack slung over his shoulders, the legacy of Horst—one of the 20th century’s most prolific fashion photographers—lives on.

“Horst!” the student exclaimed upon seeing the photographer’s work hanging in 10 Corso Como, a gallery wedged between the FDR highway and a Guess store. The boy tapped his friend on the shoulder and the two rushed in, gleefully ogling selections from Horst’s 60-year career.

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This is what inspired Rihanna’s Fenty fashion collection

Rihanna made history as her Fenty clothing line finally dropped this week, as she is the first woman of colour to ever head a luxury fashion brand.

Her clothing line was launched in partnership with LVMH, the behemoth behind the likes of Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Loewe, Celine and Christian Dior amongst many others.

The designs, most of which are already sold out on the Fenty website, are a reflection of Rihanna’s sharp yet edgy style. Think perfectly tailored pieces with unexpected twists such as corset detailing and bold colours, and a hi-lo mix of sparkling jewels, bum bags, denim skirts and neon heels.

This first drop is called 5-19, and in a conversation with Vogue, the singer explained that her collection was actually inspired by the Black is Beautiful movement in the 1950s and 60s, which was pioneered by Brooklyn-based photographer Kwame Brathwaite’s work showcasing the African-American community in Harlem.

He was also the first to create a pageant solely featuring black models, which led to the phrase ‘black is beautiful’. The singer got in touch Kwame, who granted her permission to use his photographs in her campaign.

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She said, ‘When I was coming up with the concept for this release, we were just digging and digging and we came up with these images. They made me feel they were relevant to what we are doing right now.’

Rihanna was also praised for using a diverse cast of models, including 68-year-old JoAni Johnson.

But that’s not all of it, the entrepreneur wants to revolutionise the world of luxury fashion by regularly providing new pieces that her customers can shop directly online, proving she knows how to keep up with millennial demands.

If her beauty and lingerie successes are anything to go by, we think she’ll do just fine.

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Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day pioneered luxury hip-hop fashion in the ’80s and ’90s by remixing high-end brands into urban streetwear. However, after closing shop 25 years ago, the legendary designer opened a new store in Harlem this year similar to the famous Dapper Dan Boutique that closed in 1992—but this time with a Gucci twist.

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LyfeStyle Clothing Line 

Born in Brooklyn, Lyfestyle captures the essence of New York City urban art, style, and flavor. The brand was birthed from the imaginations of four friends who loved the lavish fashion on Fifth Avenue but were limited to shopping on a budget.

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Abdju Wear is a new clothing line that sports high-end clothes and sneakers at affordable prices. The brand offers everything from polo-style shirts to high-top sneakers in traditional Pan-African flag colors. The designer, Bobby West, aspires to become a staple in black fashion the same way that Ralph Lauren has become one of the most iconic brands in the country.

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If you know of or are a man who is a purveyor of fine clothing, then get familiar with Loren Spratt—a uniquely inspiring black-owned clothing brand wholly focused on the male consumer. The Atlanta-based men’s custom couture line is the brainchild of Clark Atlanta University grads Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass, Brandon Theriot, and Mario McMillan.

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Harry Styles Proves It’s a New Era for Men’s Fashion at Gucci’s Cruise 2020 Show

Harry Styles, 2019 Met Gala, Red Carpet Fashions“I’m feeling Gucci.” Harry Styles, probably.
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Meet Mathew Nuqingaq, Inuit Jeweler to Royals, Rock Stars, and Paris Fashion Week

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Prince Charles, rock guitarist Joe Satriani and models of Paris Fashion Week don’t have much in common, but they have all worn accessories crafted by Mathew Nuqingaq.

From the street, Nuquingaq’s workshop looks like most homes in Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, the most northerly territory of Canada. It is squat with brown aluminum siding, and surrounded by snow.

But inside is a warm, well-organized jewelry workshop filled with tools, found objects, and glistening finished pieces of jewelry displayed in a glass case. There’s an acoustic guitar and local art covering the walls and soft music filling the room.

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Japan fashion magnate raises over $8 million at Sotheby’s auction

Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa sold art for more than $ 8 million at a Sotheby’s auction in New York on Thursday night, providing funds to the entrepreneur who previously said he has no money.


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Fashion School Diaries: An Award-Winning Otis Student Finishes Fashion School After a Culinary Detour

Fashion school students around the world are preparing to enter an industry that’s rapidly changing. There are courses to pass, design prompts to ace, runway shows to prep for and professional connections to make. In our series, “Fashion School Diaries,” those students give us a firsthand look into …

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The tie-dye fashion trend is in full effect, so it’s time to invoke your inner hippie

The tie-dye fashion trend is in full effect, so it’s time to invoke your inner hippie


The tie-dye fashion trend is in full effect, so it’s time to invoke your inner hippie

Tie-dye is one of our favorite trends of the season, and it’s the perfect way to get yourself in the mood for summer, as you patiently await its arrival. We’ve already waxed poetic about the beauty of tie-dye nails and tie-dye hair, but let’s be honest, the easiest (and grooviest) way to wear this ’90s trend is right on your sleeve. And on your pant legs. And your shoes. You get the idea.

Below, we’ve rounded up 15 ways to wear tie-dye this summer—ranging from over-the-top, rainbow-bright prints, to more subtle pastel shades. Yes, even tie-dye can be subtle.

Shop our tie-dye picks below!

1. Reformation Becky Dress

Reformation Becky Dress
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Reformation | $ 78


Pair this minidress with cute sneakers for a cute casual look.

2. Forever 21 Plus Size Tie-Dye Off-the-Shoulder Top

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Forever 21
Forever 21 | $ 17.90

The understated color, and the affordable price tag, make this a great way to dip your toe into the trend.

3. Monki oversized crew neck t-shirt in yellow tie-dye

Monki tie-dye tee
ASOS
Monki | $ 24


We love the cool vibe of this oversized tee.

4. BDG Twig High-Rise Skinny Jean

Urban Outfitters tie-dye jeans
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BDG | $ 69


The white and blue tie-dye makes the print look like a sky full of clouds, resulting in the dreamiest jeans ever.

5. Urban Renewal Recycled Blown Out Tie-Dye Jogger Pant

Urban Outfitters tie-dye jogging pants
Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters | $ 49


Cozy-chic.

6. Blank NYC tie dye raw hem denim shorts

BlankNYC tie-dye shorts
ASOS
BlankNYC | $ 103


Everyone needs a pair of distressed denim cutoffs for summer.

7. Vans Classic Slip-On Sneakers

Vans tie-dye classic slip-on sneakers
Vans
Vans | $ 55


A pair of classic Vans in tie-dye? An absolute must-have.

8. Urban Renewal Recycled Tie-Dye Crew Neck Sweatshir

Urban Outfitters tie-dye sweater
Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters | $ 59


The orange and pink pairing makes this sweatshirt so unique.

9. Topshop Tie Dye Midi Skirt

Topshop tie-dye midi skirt
Topshop
Topshop | $ 75


Fancy tie-dye? You heard it here first.

10. Tucker + Tate Tie Dye Romper

Tucker + Tate tie-dye romper
Tucker + Tate
Tucker + Tate | $ 39


No one loves a romper more than we do, and this tie-dye pick tops our list.

11. Old Navy Tie Dye Denim Jacket

Old Navy denim jacket
Old Navy
Old Navy | $ 44.99


A blink-and-you’ll-miss-it approach to the tie-dye trend.

12. Madeworn Rolling Stones Tie Dye Shirt

Madeworn tie-dye shirt
Revolve
Madeworn | $ 161


We love this bright take on the classic band tee.

13. Boohoo Tie Dye Jacket

Boohoo tie-dye jacket
Boohoo
Boohoo | $ 22


At only $ 22, can you really afford to not get this jacket?

14. MSGM Multi-Color Tie Dye Leggings

MSGM tie-dye leggings
MSGM
MSGM | $ 190


Mastered the trend? These sheer leggings are for advanced level tie-dyers.

15. Dannijo Harper Tie Dye Hoodie

Dannijo Harper tie-dye hoodie
Saks Fifth Avenue
Dannijo | $ 125


The perfect summertime outfit topper.

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The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Will No Longer Air on Network Television

The past several months have been rough for Victoria’s Secret, to say the least. The lingerie brand has seen a year of declining sales as public frustration mounted over the lack of inclusivity in its marketing. Back in November 2018, the company’s Chief Marketing Officer Ed Razek …

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Rihanna To Launch New Fashion Label With LVMH

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NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna is partnering with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton to launch a new fashion label.

The pop star, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, announced Friday that a new line called Fenty will debut this spring and will be based in Paris.

Fenty “is centered on Rihanna, developed by her, and takes shape with her vision in terms of ready to wear, shoes and accessories, including commerciality and communication of the brand,” according to a press release.

Rihanna, who already has the lines Fenty Beauty and Savage X Fenty, says in a statement that “designing a line like this with LVMH is an incredibly special moment for us … I couldn’t imagine a better partner both creatively and business-wise, and I’m ready for the world to see what we have built together.”

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