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What would YOU do with $78 million? That’s what H&M wants to know. The H&M Conscious Foundation, a charitable arm of the brand, just got a generous donation, and plans to use the money to address three serious global issues—but which?
They’ve narrowed it down to five—clean water, strengthening women, safeguarding natural resources, education and poverty reduction via self-empowerment.
You...Read more »
Mavi, makers of torn-just-right denim and other laid-back, luxe-feel sportswear, is celebrating the new flagship store they just opened NOT in tony SoHo, NOT in the Meatpacking, NOT on the Upper East Side but—yep, that’s right, along with the Nets and Spike Lee—right across the river in Brooklyn. Verbalicious recording artist Natalie Kills and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (now THERE's...Read more »
Some people just SHOP in Herald Square, but endurance athlete Diana Nyad is about to make us ALL look like couch potatoes when she dives in and starts SWIMMING in Herald Square—for 48 hours STRAIGHT—from Tuesday, October 8 at 8:30 am, to Thursday, October 10, all to raise money for AmeriCares and Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.
To mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, mega-swimmer...Read more »
The Marc Jacobs runway show -- the finale of New York Fashion Week -- was as climatic as it was climactic. Climatic, as in pouring rain outside the New York State Armory, where Jacobs holds his show, and sweltering inside. Jacobs can’t control the rain (we don’t THINK) but we weren’t sure if the heat inside was a technical fluke or part of the ambience, given that he’d transformed the space into...Read more »
Talk about a tough year -- make that year and a half -- for Betsey Johnson, the queen of outrageous fashion (and fashion shows): Her fashion label went bankrupt last year, but she made a comeback this year, releasing a lower-priced line of dresses and accessories. She also starred with her daughter, Lulu, in a reality show on the Style Network. Now, two days before her latest fashion show, it was...Read more »
Anna Sui’s unique brand of chock-a-block patterns and offbeat inspiration are what keep her fans happy, and they should be pretty pleased with this spring collection, which had a distinctly haute hippie vibe: crocheted caftans, fringe, floral chiffon. We later heard she had the pre-Raphaelites on the brain, romantic artists of the 19th century who loved color and detail almost as much, it would...Read more »
It isn’t often that a major fashion label for the uber-wealthy (and really uber) attempts a major change-up -- you don’t want to throw off the Upper East Side set -- but J. Mendel designer Gilles Mendel decided to rock his fashion boat a bit. His collection is full of luxe separates: fur vests, tulle skirts, crepe tees.
No gowns. Well, OK, no need to get the defibrillator. There were a few,...Read more »
Vera Wang’s signature -- the way her dresses seem to defy gravity, floating down the runway -- was on full display at her spring show on Tuesday. But she’s not all lighter-than-air softness, as is clear from the sporty vibe that played a major part in this collection -- for the customer who relies less on angel wings and more on that Type-A competitive edge.
Two very different themes, held...Read more »
It’s the little things that grab your attention at a Narciso Rodriguez show. A diagonal seam. A sliver of skin. The lack of a lapel.
Each had their place in his spring collection, which he showed Tuesday night at an event space in Manhattan’s far West Side. The seaming popped up on sleek crepe dresses, where a few vertical seams were offset by one headed diagonally. Sometimes, the seam extended...Read more »
French designer Sophie Theallet embraces color, prints and sensuality -- if you’ve seen her collections before, you know that going in. And this season she didn’t disappoint.
A red Henley top with red-print skirt, a peach and turquoise pleated number, and a mint green and brown print dress (hard to say what the print was exactly -- an abstract, leafy pattern, it seemed, while in motion...Read more »