The month of February marks the great expansion of WEI Beauty, the Asian skin care line that combines the power of ancient Eastern herbal remedies with modern Western technology. Wei Brian , WEI Beauty’s vivacious creator and herbal beauty expert continues to cultivate skincare products that repair, restore, and rejuvenate skin by using mother nature’s most powerful herbs. From pioneering the Color Correcting (CC) Cream craze in the U.S., making traditional Chinese herbal skin care easily accessible to women everywhere through […]
The provoking style of JW Anderson is back at Topshop for the second time with a spring/summer collection. “This collection was more about youth cultural groups,” said Anderson. “The girl has evolved. It’s about carrying over the idea of iconic pieces that can be worn over and over and re-working staple looks from the JW Anderson wardrobe.” The collection arrives in stores on February 15.
Australian fashion designer Dion Lee has revealed the first of his entries for the 2013 International Woolmark Prize which will be awarded during London Fashion Week in February. Lee is hot favourite to take out the top award and will be a well-deserving winner if his first outfit is anything to go by. The elegant one-piece hat and coat creation revealed by the Sydney-based designer will form part of his final six-piece collection. Lee reached the finals after being awarded the Australian regional Award on July […]
Medieval medical instruments and Spanish architecture may seem unlikely bedfellows, but these were precisely the inspirations behind M2Malletier’s debut collection of geometric calfskin handbags. Having launched in September, the Barcelona-based brand was founded by Colombian designers Melissa Losada, 28, and Marcela Velez, 26, who first met while studying at Parsons in New York. “We wanted to do something different and create bags that were also mini sculptures,” says Losada of the duo’s decision to collaborate on a line. Citing their […]
GARDEN PARTY: So many bold-faced names turned out for the Dior couture show in Paris that it felt at times like an awards ceremony. Guests included Laetitia Casta, Carole Bouquet, Marisa Berenson, Zhang Ziyi, rapper ASAP Rocky, Pierre Bergé, Peter Marino, Charlene Wittstock, the Princess of Monaco, former First Lady Bernadette Chirac and Valérie Trierweiler, the partner of French president François Hollande. Upon arrival, Sigourney Weaver pulled off her Chelsea boots to slip on black high-heeled Dior pumps. “I couldn’t […]
LA-based artist Desire Obtain Cherish emergence as a street artist in the 2000s, DOC has blended the concerns and methods of street, pop, conceptual and appropriation art with popular culture to create his own unique satirical message. His work, though often controversial, is always engaging, and explores contemporary obsessions with sex, desire, drugs, gender, celebrity, media, commerce and fame. My favorite is the ‘Designers Drugs’ series made on UV Cast Resin (42 x 27), I wish he did more. source trendland.com
SOCO Marketplace is an online shopping website based in Brooklyn, New York. The web design is easily organized so that you can either shop by product (accessories, clothing, books, paper goods, cosmetics, etc.), initiative (water, human trafficking, hunger, poverty, education, etc.) or by region. Jenny Long founded SOCO as simply a list of of businesses that were socially minded and it evolved into the online marketplace that it is. The idea first sprung because Long was volunteering internationally and recognized […]
Eric Kee, a PhD candidate in computer science at Dartmouth, has helped to develop a revolutionary software tool that measures how much fashion and beauty images have been altered. In light of recent efforts by lawmakers to regulate the digital manipulation of photographs, I interviewed Kee about the new software, how it might be applied, and how this could give models more control over their images — and their work. Sara Ziff: So I read that you’re proposing a software […]
Melvin Sokolsky (born in 1938) is an American photographer and film director. Born in New York City, Sokolsky had no formal training in photography, but started to use his father’s box camera at about the age of ten. Always analytical, he started to realize the role that emulsion played as he compared his own photographs with those his father had kept in albums through the years. “I could never make my photographs of Butch the dog look like the pearly […]
ISHIKO Santiago & Mauricio Sierra (Cadence New York) – Directors An ethereal trip into an manga-inspired fantasy land, Santiago and Mauricio created vivd world all their own and Ginta Lapina played muse in head to toe Azzedine Alaia. If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if your favorite high drama anime came to life, take a look at this clip created just for MDC.
The brand commemorates the date with a campaign by Patrick Hoelck The Sony Studios of Culver City, California, in particular Stage 9, are the setting of the video that Oliver Peoples wanted to shoot for the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the brand. The brand of high quality glasses had indeed been founded by Larry Leight in 1989. The video features as protagonists charmingRay Liotta, an actor famous for the filmGoodfellas, and very beautiful Bar Paly, a young actress of Israeli origin, and it […]
TOPSHOP will open its first Hong Kong shop next year, in partnership with department store Lane Crawford. The move marks the first time that the British high street brand has had a strong presence in Asia. “I am delighted to be launching Topshop in Hong Kong in 2013 with Lane Crawford as our chosen partner,” said Topshop boss Sir Philip Green. “Their team’s expertise in the Chinese market is invaluable to us.” The store, which will be located within Asia Standard Tower, […]
PREMIER FIFTH AVENUE LUXURY RETAILER’S LEGENDARY WINDOWS SET THE STAGE FOR SEVERAL DISTINCT ENVIRONMENTS ABOUT BERGORF GOODMAN Bergdorf Goodman, founded by master tailors Edwin Goodman and Herman Bergdorf, is located on the corner of New York’s Fifth Avenue and 58th Street, the former site of the Cornelius Vanderbilt mansion. Bergdorf Goodman: The pinnacle of style, service, and imagination, since 1901.
Text by Janelle Looking back on the season that was and some of the runway proportion plays, we started to think back to the larger than life silhouettes of the 1980s. Back when a shoulder pad was de rigueur you couldn’t open up a fashion magazine without seeing the incredible designs of Claude Montana. Focusing on exquisite construction, luxurious materials and of course shape, Montana’s eponymous label flourished from 1979 until 1997, and for two years in the early nineties he even […]
Written by Krystle Corpuz Globalization has become synonymous with the concept of cheap labor. Competitive fashion markets stay relevant if they can produce their goods cheap and in bulk. However, women in the developing world are bringing globalization to their level and producing clothing and accessories to help them become more sustainable and support an alternative livelihood to trafficking and slave labor. Many fashion brands have begun to take their impact on the environment into consideration. Fashion enterprises […]