• H&M, Inditex, PVH Vow to Improve Conditions in Indian Factories After Critical Report

    One year ago - By WWD

    WASHINGTON — Three leading European retailers and a major U.S. fashion group have pledged to take action to end what the India Committee of the Netherlands alleged are "appalling living conditions" for apparel workers in Bangalore, India, according to the human and labor rights organization.
    The ICN, which released a paper titled "Unfree and Unfair" on Thursday detailing the alleged abuse, reached out to retailers and brands before the paper was published and said it has received commitments from C&A, H&M, Inditex and PVH Corp. to provide garment workers with better working conditions in...
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  • Sophia's Mastered Picks: Natalie McKain

    Sophia's Mastered Picks: Natalie McKain

    One year ago - By 10 magazine

    It's high praise indeed when you get a compliment from our editor-in-chief, Sophia Neophitou - when she says you're good, you're good. Okay? So here's number 2 of our reigning queen's picks from the project she set the photogs attending Mastered: Photography with Nick Knight (find out more here ). Introducing Natalie McKain , self-proclaimed "bumbler, dreamer, escapist". And very good photographer. This particular series, entitled "Boy", was taken when her model didn't turn up so she grabbed the closest boy at hand - her son. The result? A beautiful, intimate portrait of childhood. Lovely...
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  • RVDK/Ronald van der Kemp Demi-Couture Spring 2016

    One year ago - By WWD

    Ronald van der Kemp considers building a collection around a theme an outdated concept. Instead, he proposes a seasonless, somewhat messy wardrobe mixed together from such contrasting items as a rubberized raincoat in bright yellow next and a black evening robe in the style of a tailcoat. "Pick what you like," the line seemed to shout, not pretending to fit into any mold.
    Shapes took a backseat to the magnificent stock of leftover couture swatches and vintage materials, mostly from the Seventies and Eighties, which Van der Kemp repurposes in his signature, off-kilter way.
    Among the...
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  • Zuhair Murad Couture Spring 2016

    One year ago - By WWD

    Zuhair Murad has been working overtime since designing Sofia Vergara's wedding gown, which prompted dozens of orders for similar models. The designer has famously dressed everyone from Kristen Stewart to Jennifer Lopez, but his spring couture collection appeared to be aimed at his noncelebrity customers.
    Edging away from the racy creations that have earned him a top spot on the red carpet, he opted for a romantic mood with outfits inspired by the caged underpinnings of historical gowns. Dresses incorporated panniers, corset boning and laces, with geometric grids also appearing as...
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  • Loris Azzaro Couture Spring 2016

    One year ago - By WWD

    Loris Azzaro's Arnaud Maillard and Alvaro Castejón explored a kaleidoscope of floral prints and geometric patterns for spring, essentially telling two stories.
    Many looks skewed futuristic, as in "Bararella" chain-mail minis and column dresses, while head-to-toe prints ranging from deconstructed peonies to hallucinogenic, optical motifs let off a Sixties flavor. Welcome to a "psychedelic trip to another dimension," as the designers put it.
    Equally off-kilter were the silhouettes, including a floral bustier jumpsuit with a chiffon veil in front that was strapped around the model's neck...
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  • Natalie Portman Takes on the Wild West in 'Jane Got a Gun'

    One year ago - By WWD

    At Wednesday night's premiere of "Jane Got a Gun," a public relations crony was inching down the red carpet to reiterate the movie's review embargo: no critical language of the movie anywhere — side-eye at you, social media — before the movie's official Friday release. A few publications had already jumped the gun, and the reviews weren't exactly glowing.
    Still, an intimate crowd had trekked to MoMA for a new taste of the Old Wild West. Hosted by The Cinema Society and The Weinstein Company, the screening drew out Gilles Mendel, Tali Lennox, Misha Nonoo, Paul Haggis, Krystal Joy Brown...
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  • Forbes Media Opens Event Space in Manhattan

    One year ago - By WWD

    Forbes Media is expanding its footprint with an event space in Manhattan. "Forbes on Fifth," as its called, is a 7,500-square-foot space at Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street, opening tonight for a party celebrating the magazine's "30 Under 30" franchise. "Our plan is to host a range of events over the course of the year from content events, networking events and social events. Some will be internal and others in partnership with our clients," said Forbes Media chief revenue officer Mark Howard.
    In recent years, Forbes has started working with luxury brands including Tiffany & Co., Cartier...
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  • Louis Vuitton Assembles Trio of Famous Trophies

    One year ago - By WWD

    TROPHY CASE: What do soccer, rugby and sailing have in common? Their championship trophies travel in custom Louis Vuitton trunks, and are to be united in Paris on Feb. 6 and 7.
    In tandem with its "Volez, Voguez, Voyagez — Louis Vuitton" exhibition at the Grand Palais, the French luxury brand is to display the 2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy, the Webb Ellis Cup and the America's Cup trophy.
    "Victory travels in Louis Vuitton," asserted Vuitton chairman and chief executive officer Michael Burke. "Only the winners have the right to embrace these iconic trophies, at the end of a fierce...
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  • BCI Closes the Loop on Traceability

    One year ago - By WWD

    The Better Cotton Initiative is implementing the final step to establish end-to-end online traceability for its products.
    BCI has now added garment manufacturers to its traceability system, known as the Better Cotton Tracer. This addition marked the completion of end-to-end traceability, allowing BCI to verify volumes of Better Cotton being sourced by its retailers and brands through products and suppliers from field to store.
    End-to-end traceability simplifies the administrative process for Better Cotton sourcing, particularly for retailer and brand members, the group noted. Having an...
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  • Carrie Bradshaw's Fashion Fairy Godfather Is Getting His Own Documentary

    One year ago - By Glamour

    When it comes to shoes, even addict numero uno Carrie Bradshaw was discriminating: Manolo Blahniks, please. The shoe designer is now poised to become even more of a household name thanks to a documentary entitled...
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  • Phil Knight's Memoir Drops This April

    Phil Knight's Memoir Drops This April

    One year ago - By Hypebeast

    Publisher Simon & Schuster has officially unveiled Nike co-founder Phil Knight's highly anticipated memoir. According to CNBC's initial report about the book last October, Knight was reluctant to delve into the Swoosh's past, but ultimately stated "Giving up more and more daily responsibility, I have found the time and the perspective. Or said another way: If I didn't do it now, it wasn't going to be done at all." Knight, 77, announced plans last year to step down as the company's Chairman .
    Shoe Dog is set for an April 26 release while the publisher's own synopsis appears below.
    In this...
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  • Kris Jenner Still Haunted By Guilt Over Death Of Nicole Brown Simpson

    Kris Jenner Still Haunted By Guilt Over Death Of Nicole Brown Simpson

    One year ago - By The Huffington Post

    With the premiere of " American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson " just days away, it's no surprise that Kris Jenner is once again opening up about the loss of her good friend, Nicole Brown Simpson.
    Jenner revisits a painful part of her past in a new interview with People magazine , opening up about the guilt she still carries.
    Jenner and then-husband Robert Kardashian were long-time friends of the Simpson family - vacationing together, celebrating birthdays - O.J. even appears in the 1985 video Jenner made to celebrate her 30th birthday , a parody of the song "I Love LA."
    "I...
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  • U.S. Markets Higher as Facebook, Under Armour Earnings Impress

    One year ago - By WWD

    The U.S. stock market is moving higher as blowout earnings from Facebook and Under Armour helped to reassure investors.
    The Nasdaq jumped by 60 points to 4,528, the S&P 500 rose by 14 points to 1,897 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 130 points to trade at 16,077.
    Facebook stock shot up this morning by over 13 percent to $107 after the company on Wednesday reported revenue swelled by 52 percent to $5.84 billion for the quarter. Mobile advertising revenue now accounts to 80 percent of Facebook's revenue.
    Under Armour stock was popping over 14 percent to $78.03 in pre-market...
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  • New Owners and Technology Drive Changes at Genetic Los Angeles

    One year ago - By WWD

    Led by new owners, Genetic Los Angeles is taking advantage of technology and social media to undergo a rebirth.
    With veteran jeans maker Hubert Guez in charge, the Los Angeles-based premium denim brand is shifting its sales operations to the Web, using social media to dictate its marketing and shortening the cycle for designing and manufacturing clothes.
    "It's the first time in our industry that technology meets fashion," said Guez, who came aboard to turn around the denim brand after a group of investors purchased it in July for an undisclosed sum. "The technology is the driver."
    In a...
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  • What John Waters taught me about eyeliner

    One year ago - By The Guardian

    This September and October, the BFI will celebrate 50 years of John Waters' work. Longtime fan Eva Wiseman explains how performers like Divine, the director's muse, made make-up dangerous and provocative Divine shaved back her hairline in order to have more room for make-up. If that's not a handbook for living, then Christ, I don't know what is. I read about Pink Flamingos before I saw it - even in the 1990s, a film where the star literally eats shit was difficult to track down. I'd been introduced to John Waters' films through a video of Hairspray, one of his first "mainstream" successes...
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  • Looks Like 'Top Gun 2' Really Is On The Way

    Looks Like 'Top Gun 2' Really Is On The Way

    One year ago - By The Huffington Post

    After years of chatter , it appears that the much-anticipated sequel to "Top Gun" is edging closing to becoming a reality.
    Producer Jerry Bruckheimer teased the film on Tuesday, when he tweeted a picture of himself with Tom Cruise captioned: "Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend TomCruise and discuss a little Top Gun 2."
    Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend TomCruise and discuss a little Top Gun 2. pic.twitter.com/vA2xK7S7JS — JERRY BRUCKHEIMER ( BRUCKHEIMERJB) January 26, 2016
    The famed producer appeared on HuffPost Live back in...
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  • Joseph Fiennes Speaks Out About His Controversial Casting As Michael Jackson

    Joseph Fiennes Speaks Out About His Controversial Casting As Michael Jackson

    One year ago - By The Huffington Post

    In what was perhaps the most poorly timed casting announcement of the year, actor Joseph Fiennes was tapped to star as pop icon Michael Jackson in the upcoming British made-for-TV movie, "Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon."
    Amid the protests over the lack of diversity at the Academy Awards and the resurgence of OscarsSoWhite, Fiennes' casting was met with a collective groan from those calling for greater representation of people of color in Hollywood.
    Now the actor is speaking out on why he was chosen for the role of a black musician and what we can expect from a film that follows Elizabeth...
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  • Ryan Reynolds Calls Out Zayn Malik In The Funniest Way Possible

    Ryan Reynolds Calls Out Zayn Malik In The Funniest Way Possible

    One year ago - By The Huffington Post

    Ryan Reynolds has dad jokes for days, y'all.
    The "Deadpool" actor delightfully showcased his comedy skills in a tweet directed at former boybander Zayn Malik , who apparently pulled out of an appearance with Reynolds at the last minute.
    "Zayn isn't on the Graham Norton show with me anymore," Reynolds tweeted. "I'll still go... But obviously I got my lips done for nothing."
    Zayn isn't on the Graham Norton show with me anymore. I'll still go... But obviously I got my lips done for nothing. DeadpoolDoesLondon — Ryan Reynolds ( VancityReynolds) January 27, 2016
    The 39-year-old actor has...
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  • Neil deGrasse Tyson Literally Drops The Mic In B.o.B Feud

    Neil deGrasse Tyson Literally Drops The Mic In B.o.B Feud

    One year ago - By The Huffington Post

    You ever feel like B.o.B. actually thinks airplanes are shooting stars ?
    The rapper showed off his hatred for science and "facts" recently, getting into an argument (and subsequent rap battle ) with Neil deGrasse Tyson over the Earth being flat . Well, now the rapper's point appears to have flat-lined after Tyson's appearance on "The Nightly Show" on Wednesday.
    The scientist responded to a B.o.B. diss by schooling the rapper on exactly why he's wrong, making points about Calculus and B.o.B.'s "size" relative to Earth. (Yeah, dude went there.) But the best part came when Tyson gave us...
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  • Hot Toys Unveils its Armored Batman

    Hot Toys Unveils its Armored Batman

    One year ago - By Hypebeast

    If you're a comics fan, seeing the Dark Knight - complete with Frank Miller-inspired armor - square off against the Last Son of Krypton is undoubtedly the biggest draw for Dawn of Justice (I mean, it is called Batman v Superman ). Now, after unveiling Batman and Superman figures back in December, Hong Kong-based Hot Toys has revealed its latest 1/6th scale figure from the flick: armored Batman himself. Movie-accurate and based on Ben Affleck's character, the hand-painted design stands roughly 33cm tall and boasts 30 points of articulation along with details like LED light-up eyes...
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  • Joseph Fiennes Speaks Out About His Controversial Casting As Michael Jackson

    Joseph Fiennes Speaks Out About His Controversial Casting As Michael Jackson

    One year ago - By The Huffington Post

    In what was perhaps the most poorly timed casting announcement of the year, actor Joseph Fiennes was tapped to star as pop icon Michael Jackson in the upcoming British made-for-TV movie, "Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon."
    Amid the protests over the lack of diversity at the Academy Awards and the resurgence of OscarsSoWhite, Fiennes' casting was met with a collective groan from those calling for greater representation of people of color in Hollywood.
    Now the actor is speaking out on why he was chosen for the role of a black musician and what we can expect from a film that follows Elizabeth...
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  • Ryan Reynolds Calls Out Zayn Malik In The Funniest Way Possible

    Ryan Reynolds Calls Out Zayn Malik In The Funniest Way Possible

    One year ago - By The Huffington Post

    Ryan Reynolds has dad jokes for days, y'all.
    The "Deadpool" actor delightfully showcased his comedy skills in a tweet directed at former boybander Zayn Malik , who apparently pulled out of an appearance with Reynolds at the last minute.
    "Zayn isn't on the Graham Norton show with me anymore," Reynolds tweeted. "I'll still go... But obviously I got my lips done for nothing."
    Zayn isn't on the Graham Norton show with me anymore. I'll still go... But obviously I got my lips done for nothing. DeadpoolDoesLondon — Ryan Reynolds ( VancityReynolds) January 27, 2016
    The 39-year-old actor has...
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  • Neil deGrasse Tyson Literally Drops The Mic In B.o.B Feud

    Neil deGrasse Tyson Literally Drops The Mic In B.o.B Feud

    One year ago - By The Huffington Post

    You ever feel like B.o.B. actually thinks airplanes are shooting stars ?
    The rapper showed off his hatred for science and "facts" recently, getting into an argument (and subsequent rap battle ) with Neil deGrasse Tyson over the Earth being flat . Well, now the rapper's point appears to have flat-lined after Tyson's appearance on "The Nightly Show" on Wednesday.
    The scientist responded to a B.o.B. diss by schooling the rapper on exactly why he's wrong, making points about Calculus and B.o.B.'s "size" relative to Earth. (Yeah, dude went there.) But the best part came when Tyson gave us...
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  • Karl Lagerfeld, Babeth Djian Host Couture Bash

    One year ago - By WWD

    ZOOLANDER BUZZ: The fashion world loves "Zoolander" and Owen Wilson, the blockbuster's star, loves it back.
    Wilson and his two brothers Luke and Andrew turned up at the party co-hosted by Karl Lagerfeld and Babeth Djian, editiorial director and founder of Numéro magazine, at Paris' Castel club on Wednesday night.
    The occasion was the release of tome published by Steidl entitled "La Couture fait son Numéro," edited by Eric Pfrunder, image director of Chanel. It contains a selection of couture series shot by Lagerfeld for the magazine over the last 15 years.
    "I just saw [Karl Lagerfeld...
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