The heat is on and it’s that time again when those feelings of hating everything in your closet start to reappear. When buying for your summer wardrobe, it’s best to think about what’s airy and easy to throw on. One pieces and dresses are the jam. Throw it on and instant outfit, boom. We’re talking about pieces that can get some major rotation action in your every day styling. On your radar should be a summer sandal, good basic tops for easy pairings, shorts, and skirts to take you in and out of the office. With our list of new summer fresh duds to get, we guarantee a bunch of OOooo’s and ahhh’s and where did you get that from your best girl buds that keeps you the best dressed in the group. Trust.
Courrèges introduces self-heating outerwear.
The heat is on, literally.
We know we’re on the brink of breaking into summer officially, but we still can’t help thinking what’s next in outerwear. During Paris Fashion week back in March, French fashion house Courrèges kicked it up a notch by introducing three coats with self-heating technology. The three color ways came in black, blush pink, and in a houndstooth pattern. For their sophomore collection for Courrèges, design duo Arnaud Vaillant and Sébastien Meyer introduced these three tailored winter coats, each with an integrated heating system that’s activated by the push of a button, and can be charged with an iPhone cable, according to The New York Times.
“We started to think about the future of fashion, because design needs to work hand in hand with technology if we want fashion to evolve,” Vaillant told luxury e-comm site SSENSE in an interview. “The way we make clothes needs to evolve if we want more comfort and well-being. This transition is possible if technology responds to our primary needs: well-being and comfort.”
Our favorite fast-fashion giant Zara has us eye-balling what’s new this week. We’re seeing a bevy of florals, nautical stripes, bombers, and more that has us ready to click and add to cart button. The usual suspects to expect are bright hues, as well as clean whites, to short minis, and the cutest sandals to get you going on all your wanderlust adventures you’ve got planned this summer. On top of copping all of this season’s key essentials, you’ll be able to look fab with these affordable buys that won’t break the bank leaving more money for endless piña coladas on the beach.
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It was another star-studded event last night at the Met Gala, and we couldn’t help swoon at a lot of fantastic choices this time around. This year I would say was a bit more tame and tasteful. Rare instances of major ostentatious wardrobe show up’s with the exception of Miss Lady Gaga, but would we expect anything less?
The theme this time around was Manus x Machina, and many of the A-listers rocked lots of metallic frocks full of shimmer to pay homage to the Fashion in the Age of Technology theme. Clare Danes won the theme of this year’s Met Gala in her glow-in-the-dark light up custom dress by Zac Posen. Rita Ora gave major babe vibes in her feathery gown made special by Vera Wang.
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After months of speculation, Calvin Klein Collection creative directors Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli are leaving the company. Stated in a press release sent by the brand on Monday, April 18th, Costa and Zucchelli are leaving the label, as it plans to unify its men’s and women’s brands under the creative direction of a single designer. The news follows the company’s reacquisition of its jeans and underwear business in 2013 and its celebrity-studded Spring 2016 ads, which sent out a single message across its different product lines. Costa has led CK’s womenwear since 2003; Zucchelli has been the men’s creative director since 2004.
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“This creative strategy marks the beginning of another significant chapter in Calvin Klein’s brand legacy since Mr. Klein’s retirement,” chief executive Steve Shiffman said in a statement. “I would like to thank Francisco and Italo for their unwavering commitment to the Calvin Klein brand and their accomplishments over the past decade. They have both contributed immensely to making Calvin Klein a global leader in the fashion industry, and they have done so with dedication, focus and creativity.” According to a separate statement, “A new brand direction will ultimately follow one creative vision across all categories of the business. An announcement will be made in due course.” Until then, the company’s in-house design teams will conceptualise, produce and present each line. There will be no runway show for Calvin Klein Collection in June (for men’s) or September (for women’s), although presentations will be held for press and sales. Until a new creative director is announced, the men’s and women’s design teams will will report to Michelle Kessler-Sanders, president of Calvin Klein Collection.
Last September’s cover of The Fader, featured Rihanna wearing a blush pink slip dress by AWAVEAWAKE over a similarly hued t-shirt, in a look that has become the go-to for any girl hoping to strike that perfect sartorial balance between careful and carefree. While everything that Riri wears is sure to set a trend, the buzz around the demure cover surrounded what she was wearing on her feet. The shoot was the first photoset confirming the long anticipated arrival of the third installment in the FentyxPuma catalog: fuzzy slippers. Yes, slippers. In a move that would make Grace Coddington proud, Rihanna’s latest iteration behind her line with the shoe and activewear titan is a cross between your favorite sandal and your most comfiest pair of slip-ons, perfect for in he house and outside. And, now after months of further suspense, the date of when the shoes are set to hit stores has been announced.
It’s time to get out your flower crowns and crop tops: Coachella kicks off its first weekend, in just four short days! Each year, the Indio festival has added more headliners and performances to its lineup, and as a result it’s become harder to pick and choose which shows to see during the three-day music bacchanal. Some of the buzziest shows are no-brainers (go ahead and add the LCD Soundsystem and Guns N’ Roses reunion shows to your list right now), but there are many other performances from both big bands and up-and-coming artists that are also worth your attention. Here, our curated breakdown of the best acts to see at this year’s Coachella. Continue Reading
Riding on the coat tails of the prestige of Award Season comes arguably the most interesting of the bunch; the MTV Movie Awards. It’s pointless to level any of the normal criticisms of award shows — the celebrity gawking, the bizarre writing for the bits, the artificial nature of the prizes themselves — at the MTV Movie Awards, when at its core, the show is a shameless celebration of it. They’re devoted to celebrating big-budget blockbusters, broad performances, and CGI spectacle — the kind of movies that, say, the Oscars might sneer at. In it’s 23rd year, the anything goes atmosphere shared between the show and it’s spiritual sister the VMAs is alive and well. This past weekend a few new twists were added to it’s telecast, this year. Instead of holding the grand event in the usual theater-esque venue, MTV decided to hold the big shebang outdoors at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California. The usually live event was also delayed, filmed on Saturday and aired on Sunday, undoubtedly to avoid the FCC scares from previous shows–though that didn’t stop the show from clocking in a sizable number of bleeped out F-Bombs during its duration. Dream team hosts Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart held nothing back as they launched jokes on everything from Leonardo DiCaprio’s intense role in the Revenant to the disappointing reception of DC’s lukewarm blockbuster Batman v Superman, which all led to some publicity for their own upcoming movie Central Intelligence.
Call it the social media effect, but there is a noticeably change in the presentations of Paris Fashion Week. Ready-to-wear collections are continually becoming more sportswear and street style inspired. Dare we say, there are even notes of athlesiure in some of the pieces seent parading down the runways. The big fashion house, the ones with a noted pedigree and prestige, however, have been exempt from this sort of trend, if we can call it that. All of that is slowly changing, most notably with Nicolas Ghesquière’s latest presentation for Louis Vuitton which straddled the line between classic LV aesthetic and motifs that seem entirely new to the brand. This fall collection has a very distinct and palpable edginess, that looks like a further development into the themes explored for the Spring collection in October. With chunky utility hiking boots, chunky oversized sweaters, scarf dresses that balanced feminine with masculine, and even a military jacket thrown into the fray, the entire collection was a tribute to the steadily shifting definitions on female beauty. For the most part, Ghesquière designed counter to traditional concepts of pretty. Unlike last season, nods to the futurism of his Balenciaga years looked more overwrought than chic. He also went back further, to his intern days at Gaultier, for short jackets and articulated knitwear. “I guess, yes, there is something,” he said of the connection. “There is also probably a French way of mixing. Jean Paul is a big part of that.”
Remember back in the day when you’d wear a baby tee you snagged from the merch stand at that epic My Chemical Romance (or The Killers or The Strokes) concert over a white long-sleeve tee? You probably wore the layers with your trusty boot-cut jeans (unless you were an early adopter of skinnies).
Well, if you’re feeling nostalgic for those outfits of yore, you’re not the only one, because according to the fashion week street style stars, the graphic tee layered over a long sleeve shirt is back—but with an elevated 2016 twist. For one, the short sleeve T-shirts have a more borrowed-from-the-boys feel, with boxier, slouchier silhouettes. Secondly, the long-sleeve underlayer veers away from the basic white tee we once knew (think: turtlenecks and graphics). And as for jeans, embrace the wealth of cuts and washes available these days—from high-waist wide legs to raw-hem straight ones.
So crank up some “Mr. Brightside” and time-travel back to the mid-aughts with these looks.