Fashion and Beauty

African fashion on display at early ‘Black Panther’ shows

The vibrant African fashion of “Black Panther” was on display at multiplexes around the country Thursday as moviegoers flocked to the first showings of Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster in traditional African shirts, dresses, head wraps and more. Some opted to make their own clothes to celebrate the arrival of a superhero many black moviegoers said …

Marvel Studios brings ‘Black Panther’ to NY Fashion Week

NEW YORK — Afrofuturism is now at New York Fashion Week. Marvel Studios sponsored a small Black Panther-inspired presentation, “Welcome to Wakanda,” on Monday featuring designs by LaQuan Smith, Chromat, Wale Oyejide of the brand Ikire Jones, Fear of God and others, including the jewelry of Douriean Fletcher in a capsule collection. Fletcher, based in …

Philipp Plein takes NY Fashion Week on snowy spaceship ride

NEW YORK — Provocateur Philipp Plein descended on New York Fashion Week with a giant spaceship that delivered model Irina Shayk to a giant transformer. The German designer is known for splashy shows and splashy clothes. He filled a huge industrial space in Brooklyn on Saturday with fake snow. There was a wall of silvery …

A Me Too moment at NY Fashion Week thanks to French designer

NEW YORK — French designer Myriam Chalek, creative director of the brand American Wardrobe, didn’t want to put on just another show at New York Fashion Week, so she gathered a small group of sexual misconduct survivors, sent them down her runway and let them share their stories Friday. The eight women first walked in …

Italy’s Bottega Veneta comes to New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK — The Italian brand Bottega Veneta has made its debut at New York Fashion Week with the help of Gigi Hadid on the runway and Salma Hayek on the front row. The company skipped the traditional finale for models lounging on a set designed as a swanky apartment as it showed fall-winter collections …

Siriano celebrates 10 years, Wang goes heavy leather

NEW YORK — Christian Siriano marked 10 years in business with a luxe and sparkly collection fit for a royal dinner. Inspired by late 18th-century British art that hangs in the Queen’s Gallery in London, Siriano hosted Cardi B, Meg Ryan and Whoopi Goldberg on his front row at his New York Fashion Week show …

Carolina Herrera hands creative director role to Wes Gordon

NEW YORK — Designer Carolina Herrera is stepping down as creative director of her fashion label, and handing the reins to young American designer Wes Gordon. Herrera, who founded her label in 1981, announced the move in a statement Friday. The Venezuelan-born designer, 79, will present her final New York Fashion Week collection next week, and then will transition …

Gigi Hadid bookends Jeremy Scott’s Popple themed runway show

NEW YORK — Model Gigi Hadid says time’s up for abuse in the fashion industry. Before taking the runway at Jeremy Scott’s New York Fashion Week show Thursday, Hadid praised those bravely speaking out about mistreatment in the modeling world. “I’m so happy that people are finding their power and the strength to be able to come out and …

Sparkles, fake fur, and an ’80s LA vibe at Tom Ford

NEW YORK — Tom Ford has presented his women’s runway show at New York Fashion Week, a lighthearted ode to Los Angeles with lots of bright colours, bold prints, sequins and sparkles. Ford recently moved to the California sunshine after a number of years in London, and he wanted his new collection to reflect that more casual …

Metallic undies: Tom Ford debuts men’s underwear collection

NEW YORK— Tom Ford’s first-ever underwear collection has arrived. An army of male models walked down his elegant runway Tuesday night at New York Fashion Week. The men were wearing nothing but Ford’s new boxers and briefs in metallic prints that included zebra stripes. Ford’s name is on the waistbands, but the designer says he’s …

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