May 15, 2021

Fashion Week

IMG Creates ‘Fashion Alliance’ in Hopes of Revitalizing New York Fashion Week

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On Wednesday, IMG announced the creation of the IMG Fashion Alliance, a group of “leading American designers who will help define the future of New York Fashion Week with IMG and serve as a new cornerstone of NYFW: The Shows for seasons to come,” per a press release. 

Leslie Russo, president of IMG’s fashion events and properties, revealed the news during a virtual press conference on Wednesday morning, noting how the group was “formed with a simple, like-minded objective: to create a bedrock of designers committed to New York Fashion Week’s revitalization and

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Pyer Moss to Present Collection During Haute Couture Fashion Week

Kerby Jean-Raymond attends the Christopher John Rogers front row during New York Fashion Week

Kerby Jean-Raymond is going to Paris. 

Pyer Moss will present a collection during Haute Couture Fashion Week as a guest member this summer, the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode announced this week. (Every season, the organization invites fashion brands that don’t have the official haute couture qualification to present on its official schedule. In the past, those have included Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Vetements, J.Mendel, AZ Factory.) Other guest members on the Fall 2021 lineup are: Aelis, Aganovich, Azzaro, Christophe Josse, Georges Hobeika, Imane Ayissi, Julie De Libran, Rahul

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With Rodarte, Telfar, Altuzarra, and More, New York Fashion Week Is Back and Better Than Ever

The fashion crowd will be busy when New York Fashion Week begins on September 8. The week of runway shows—anticipated to be mostly in person—will culminate with an intimate Met gala to celebrate the Costume Institute’s “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” hosted by Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, and Naomi Osaka. But before the event, NYFW will bring some of American fashion’s biggest names back to the city’s official Fashion Week.

Telfar, Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Altuzarra, Brandon Maxwell, Prabal Gurung, Sergio Hudson, Monse, Jason Wu, LaQuan Smith, and Markarian will all present collections as a part of NYFW:

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New York Fashion Week Will Be a Thing Again

In 2017, four prominent young American fashion brands decided that they would show their new collections on the runways of Paris.

These were largely business decisions and would mean little to the average customer. But cumulatively, within the fashion industry, they constituted an exodus: confirmation of a broader nagging feeling that New York Fashion Week, which typically had attracted 150,000 attendees every February and September, was losing its cachet.

For the next three years, that narrative persisted: New York Fashion Week was either dying or already dead. (Even after two of those departing brands, Proenza Schouler and Rodarte, came

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The 2021 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Grant Recipients Share Their Visions for Fashion’s Future

Congrats on receiving a CVFF grant! How do you plan to use this funding in the coming year?

We’re building an internship program with the explicit goals of increasing our capacity to realize different creative projects, as well as begin to create a pipeline and an access point for historically underrepresented folks to enter the fashion industry and play an essential role in our own process of envisioning a luxurious Black future.

What do you hope to learn from your mentors?

I think what I have learned to date is that there is a big gap between theory and practice.

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South African Fashion Week Comes to a Close

Lukhanyo Mdingi Spring/Summer 2022. South African Fashion Week.

The virtual edition of South African Fashion Week (SAFW) Spring/Summer 2021/22 concluded on 1 May, after three days of shows presented by 28 designers. South African actress Bonnie Mbuli called the presentation a different kind of runway show “to meet these unprecedented times.” Celebrities, influencers, and editors gathered at Johannesburg’s Mall of Africa to view the shows, which were streamed on a large screen, while others streamed the shows via the app Quicket.

MC Alpine, a designer from SAFW’s New Talent Search competition presented a Waste Not, Want Not collection, which the

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Chanel’s Last Virtual Fashion Show? | The Week Ahead, BoF Professional

VIRTUAL REALITY CHECK

  • Chanel will hold a virtual cruise show on May 4, staged in the south of France

  • Dior is planning a show in Greece in June, but has not yet said whether it will feature a live audience.

  • Fashion weeks in New York and Europe are likely to include plenty of physical events in September, after three mostly virtual seasons

Chanel’s cruise show in June 2020 encapsulated everything that was strange and a bit unsettling about the new pandemic reality, at least within the rarified world of luxury fashion. The presentation was the first by a large brand

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Fall 2021 Fashion Trends

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Designers have been working in exceedingly unusual circumstances, in a vacuum, catering to an audience whose lives are forever changed—and ultimately showing their collections virtually or in very intimate settings. And yet, creativity reigns. For fall 2021, the collections fell in line with the times by embracing that new outdoor après-ski life, prepping for a new-wave Roaring ’20s, finding stability in LBDs, and keeping comfort key in elevated knitwear. See what’s in store for next season in 13 trend stories.


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She’s a Rich Girl

What do you get when you layer sequins on sequins

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Victoria Beckham admits she can’t afford a show at Fashion Week this year

Victoria Beckham has admitted she can’t afford to put on a runway show during Fashion Week in September.

Speaking to Evening Standard editor Emily Sheffield for London Rising on Thursday, the 47-year-old designer confessed her eponymous label is struggling financially after the pandemic. 

She also lamented that big labels such as Burberry and Chanel will be able to carry on as normal, confessing she’d hoped the pandemic would have ‘levelled the playing field’. 

The admission comes after it was revealed Victoria’s fashion label has racked up total losses of more than £46 million since it launched.

Strapped for cash: Victoria

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