Tyler, The Creator followed in the footsteps of Kanye West last night when he presented his first fashion show in Los Angeles as part of an event organized by MADE, which explores the intersection between style and music.
Tyler, who is known for his colorful style, offbeat sense of humor, and razor sharp lyrics, made his debut as fashion designer with his line Golf Wang in Los Angeles Last Saturday. “You shouldn’t expect anything because then you’ll be disappointed,” However, expectations ran pretty high among the legions of fans waiting in line for the doors to open. “Tyler is going to walk down the runway with an alligator,” said one. “I heard it’s going to be a cheetah,” countered another. “I’m sure it’s going to be an experience,” said singer Janelle Monáe from an eclectic front row that included former Disney stars Dylan and Cole Sprouse, hip hop artist YG, and model Kendall Jenner. “I’m looking forward to it.”
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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.
The #BalmainArmy is a movement that continues to evolve with Olivier Rousteing at its helm. His success is the perfect balance of pop culture, social media, and creative genius needed to survive in the shifting culture of High Fashion and he has yet to disappoint with each season. After the uncanny success of the Balmain x H&M collection last fall and surprising almost no one by teaming up with close friend Kanye West for a Balmain x Yeezy collection, Rousteing has returned to form with a collection that is all his creation. Fall 2016 has even allowed for previously monochromatic runways to embrace difference (notably with H&M’s ultra-diverse runway and the interesting casting choices from Zac Posen and Ashish), but while other brands play catch-up, Balmain has been leading the way for years. Since the beginning of his tenure at Balmain, Olivier Rousteing has made it clear that filling his lineups with models from an array of backgrounds isn’t just a trend that he’s looking to follow—it’s a priority. Rousteing has gone on record regarding the importance of representation in fashion, and his shows continually reflect those values with its lineup of sexy, global beauties. The hair color switch-up between Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadidis certain to make headlines, but having a runway where nearly half the models are women of color sends a message that reaches far beyond a sight gag, and one that shouldn’t go unnoticed. Elegant newcomers Genesis Vallejo and Dilone walked alongside stars like Ming Xi, Jourdan Dunn, and Maria Borges, proudly rocking her short ’fro, while Lineisy Montero tried on one of the show’s image-altering wigs. Bhumika Arora continued her action-packed season, while house favorites like Ysaunny Brito, Riley Montana, and, of course, Gigi Hadid continued their roles as members of Rousteing’s Balmain army. Even with identity-obscuring hairpieces, the cast made for a powerful statement about diversity, as well as what a modern runway ought to look like. Oli
Kendall and Kylie Jenner might be the littlest sisters in the Kardashian-Jenner-West family, but that’s never stopped them from thinking big. Their latest brainchild, a collaborative fashion, appropriately named, Kendall + Kylie is set to debut on Revolve tomorrow. Rumor has it there will also be a full roster of stores that will carry the line, including Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom, all prospected to launch by next month. This isn’t the sister’s first time trying their hands at designing, they exclusively have a line at beach themed shopping mall staple, PacSun and a capsule collection at TopShop. This new collection marks a definite sartorial maturation, featuring looks that a both minimal chic and sexy, one part Kendall and one part Kyle. Given that their brother-in-law has already left a sizable footprint on fashion and that the Jenners are also on first-name terms with some of the most influential designers (they’re besties with Rousteing and Lagerfeld) it would seem that getting designing guidance for their new label wasn’t too tricky.
Who can forget one of the most memorable fashion moments for both Kate Moss and Mark Wahlberg in those CK one 90s ads. Now, the brand is steaming up for a brand new generation. Calvin Klein just rolled out his newest campaign #mycalvins, featuring a star-studded line up shot by Tyrone Lebon which features some of our favorite celebrities and musicians. Kendrick Lamar, FKA twigs, Fetty Wap, Joey Bada$$, Justin Bieber, and others shared their ads yesterday night via Instagram. Each #mycalvins ambassador posted fill-in-the-blank statements in conjunction with how they enjoy rocking their Calvins.
The casting of more these particular stars, as opposed to only using Insta-famous (like Jenner and Bieber in campaigns past), speaks to a larger trend for Calvin Klein and the fashion industry in general, to embrace the unique and unconventional. Earlier this month the accessories campaign that CK debuted this month, which featured mother-daughter duo Lisa Bonet and Zoe Kravitz as a new kind of #MotherDaughterGoals or the recent nostalgia-tinged Guess campaign starring A$AP Rocky shows the fashion industry’s interesting pairings as of late.
With Calvin Klein undies already having had a strong comeback since last year, the uncomplicated intimates will definitely be getting a major boost in sales and #selfie action on Instagram.
“This campaign moves from the passive, solo moment of the static selfie to live action, supporting the concept that the movement and moments of life are what creates its sensuality and sexiness,” the announcement for the campaign reads. “The campaign images are intimate and authentic, taking the long view past the famous faces in them to find the shared human truth at the heart of a generation that prides itself on its purpose and ambition.”
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Stop everything you are doing and rejoice! Two of our favorite It Girls are collaborating on a clothing line. Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner are not just supermodel besties, they are now fashion designers. When you have millions of fans following your every move as a trendsetter, this move seems like the only reasonable step in their trajectory. Whatever they touch turns to gold. They already got a genius name in mind, one that is both super sweet and also gives us major #friendgoals: CaKe, the first two letters of their names. Some besties give each other bracelets, some besties create a tour de force clothing line based on their names.
Here’s a new term you should add to your vocabulary right now: lamp-shading. This clever little phrase has been picking up steam lately to describe a trend that’s been around since the dawn of thigh-high-boots and mini dresses, which is gaining a resurgence thanks to our favorite fashionable set of sisters, Kylie and Kendall Jenner. If you’ve ever decided to forgo pants in favor of your favorite pair of tall boots and with your oversized sweater, you’re already a master of this trend. Alternatively, you wear a pair of flats with some knee socks for a more casual look. If there’s any indication from the shows of 2015, this is a trend that will be here to stay with a ton of options to be applied. Looks like the trend was coined by theSkimm, defining “lampshading,” as “What you call wearing an oversized t-shirt that covers up your Nike shorts (norts), making you look like a lamp shade. It’s how your cousin in college says, ‘I woke up like this.’ ” Continue Reading
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The phrase “Model-Off-Duty” was the coined terminology before “street-style” was born. Let me even be bold, and say that the Model-Off-Duty started during the supermodel era in the 90s that belonged to our girls Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington, and the like. For a model, the world is their runway and we are the audience. Some of the best looks are not just simply seen on the runway, but when our model faves are off the clock. Whether that’s coming off the place, hitting up the latest party hot spot/red carpet event, or just doing things like the rest of us, shopping!
Model-off-duty style is a highly coveted and well-documented aesthetic; it’s landed models like Erin Wasson and Kate Moss design collaborations with top fashion companies due to their off-duty personal style, which have paved the way for tons of influencer collaborations with fashion brands today. We spotlighted the evolution of the “Model Off Duty” that have made these women iconic both on and off the runway.
I must admit, I was like any other lazy fashion girl in my twenties — eating whatever I wanted with minimal physical effort. Buying whatever leggings to get me by when I was invited to hikes with friends, which was my only form of yearly exercising was sooo not kosher when my $5 leggings from Forever 21 ended up being see through as my girlfriends would point out when they would get behind me. Insert monkey covering eyes emoticon here. Now that I’m in my thirties, working out is a mandatory and being stylish at the same time is equally very important stuff.