In his classic 1949 essay "Here Is New York," E. B. White described the city as "a composite of tens of thousands of tiny neighborhood units," each "virtually self-sufficient" with shops that met most residents' basic needs, from groceries to shoes, from newspapers to haircuts.
The designer, whose passing was announced on Saturday morning, is remembered for his independence, compassion and creative genius.
For the first time, Calvin Klein is bypassing department stores to sell its newest underwear exclusively on Amazon this holiday season, the Wall Street Journal reports. The undergarment styles, which include cotton bralettes and striped panties, will be available on Amazon.com and in pop-up shops in New York and Los Angeles, from today.
There's a peculiar idea in the West that Russia is a backwards country, its citizens trailing us voguish Londoners by years, decades even. What rubbish. First man in space? Russian. The major artistic revolutions of the 20th century, Stravinsky's wild dances, Malevich's Black Square? Russian.
While the decline of print fashion magazines seems to have reached a boiling point of late, it's actually been happening for quite some time - Fashionista has been covering it since I began working here over six years ago.
It's a sunny Saturday morning in Paris when two tech titans sit down to discuss the future of the luxury fashion industry over turmeric lattes and granola pots.
A growing number of online retailers are opening physical stores on the high street in a bid to attract customers, as the growth of internet shopping looks set to slow. By 2021, the rate of growth in online sales is expected to decline from the current level of around 11pc to 7pc, according to property consultancy Colliers.
On Monday afternoon, shortly after The New York Times broke the news of her appointment as the next editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair, Radhika Jones visited the editorial and sales staff of V.F. at its headquarters on the 41st floor of One World Trade Center. Jones was accompanied by Condé Nast C.E.O.
So what's new about that? (To change it up a bit.) The fact that over the last few years "what's next?" has also begun to mean something more in the fashion world. It has become a stand-in for the constant need for newness driven by technology and 24-hour communication; a nod to the need to speed deliveries and communications, to systematically rethink the interface between customer and company.
LONDON - Over the past 12 months, as the global luxury market gained momentum and recouped some of the luster it had lost over a rocky few years, much was made of blockbuster companies that made impressive recoveries or unveiled new strategies.
When Pirelli announced that its "Alice and Wonderland"-themed 2018 calendar, shot by Tim Walker, would feature an all-star cast made up entirely of people of color, the internet collectively lost its mind. Though pop culture phenomenons like "Hamilton" have proven that re-telling well-known tales using people of color can result in genre-altering smash hits, it's still a relatively infrequent phenomenon.
In the wake of Gucci's recent fur ban, we take a closer look at the thriving fur industry in Hong Kong and China, and the alternatives offered by designers.
Topshop has abolished gender-specific changing rooms after receiving complaints from transgender customers. News of the policy change comes after writer and performer Travis Alabanza told the high street brand via Twitter that they had "just experienced transphobia" in a Manchester branch after being denied entry to one of their changing rooms. However, one of Alabanza's followers responded with a screenshot of an email from Topshop dated in July which explained that they had reviewed their changing room policy.
Hillary Clinton will guest-edit one of the last print editions of Teen Vogue, the magazine has announced. On the anniversary of her election loss to Donald Trump, Clinton announced she would edit the Volume IV issue of Teen Vogue, which will include pieces about her childhood best friend, Betsy Ebeling, and her daughter, Chelsea.
The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is stepping into the religious fray. The title of the department's blockbuster 2018 fashion exhibition will be "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination."
It's expected to hit stores in late 2018
Since joining Tiffany & Co. in January as chief artistic officer, Reed Krakoff has undertaken to freshen the image of the 180-year-old jewelry company. His first major footprint is on the fourth-floor home and accessories floor of Tiffany's Fifth Avenue flagship, where the sacred and the profane are now commingling cheerfully.
The first Vogue cover produced under Edward Enninful has been released, signalling the new editor's mission to make political statements, not just fashion ones. The coverlines make no mention of trends, It bags or new mascaras. Instead there is a list of power players in politics and the arts, including Sadiq Khan, Skepta, Steve McQueen and Zadie Smith.