Fast fashion is coming quickly to Australia’s high streets. Image courtesy H&M.
You go, girl. Transgender model Jenna Talackova has scored a spread with Elle, which probably helps dull the sting of being kicked out of the Miss Universe pageant.
We love the entrepreneurial spirit of Natalie Massenet, founder of online style hub Net-a-Porter. She’s launching a print magazine (and simultaneously thumbing her nose at everyone screaming “Print is dead!”). The publication will be called Porter. We can’t wait to read it.
Gorgeous model Behati Prinsloo was the inspiration for a new capsule collection from L.A.-based denim label This Here Very Moment (THVM). Prinsloo, known for her humility and laid-back attitude, was an obvious choice for the collection. “She has this really natural sensibility,” says label co-founder Brian Kim.
If you haven’t tried on a pair (or five) of Warby Parker glasses yet, don’t worry–the eyewear company isn’t going anywhere. Warby Parker just announced plans to expand, after raising $60 million in its latest round of venture capital funding.
Aussies, take note: high-street shopping on the continent down under is about to get a lot more competitive. Big fast fashion brands like H&M and Uniqlo are set to open early next year in the Land Down Under, and rumor has it that Forever 21 and Marks & Spencer aren’t far behind.
London’s iconic Dover Street Market has come to New York, with rabid shoppers camping out for days in anticipation. The seven-story luxury shopping center opened last Saturday with exclusive collections designed just for its launch by Prada, Vuitton, Visvim, and more.
Technophiles, meet your fashion-conscious counterparts. Overstock.com may begin accepting Bitcoin, the world’s most-used digital currency, in 2014. Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne has been quoted as saying that a healthy monetary system isn’t based off of an “upside pyramid” or government whim.
It doesn’t have the world’s most creative name, but Houston’s new Suitsupply store is garnering good reviews nonetheless. Clocking in at 5,700 square feet, the giant men’s style emporium offers a “James Bond” tuxedo, among other suit styles. Vice President Nish de Gruiter says of the store’s offerings: “The best compliment is when a lady tells you how good you look in the suit.”
Jones Group Inc., which owns Nine West and Jones Fashion, has sold itself to Sycamore Partners LLC, a private equity firm. The sale went down at $15 a share; considering that Sycamore is in the business of snapping up retail investments, we’re thinking this could only be good for Jones brand fans.
Let’s close on a high note. High fashion, that is. South Asian designers, including Ground-Zero, Ffixxed, and A Boy Named Sue, stepped out in style this week for the South China Morning Post.
The history of the necktie is as rich and colorful as the patterns that adorn them. Designers, actors and royalty in the 1920s and 1930s left a distinctive stamp on the tie that gives the modern man the opportunity