How model Rain Dove is challenging fashion conventions

The former firefighter is making it her mission to change how we see gender through clothes. “I’m not what you’d consider to be a ‘pretty girl’ so I’ve always just felt a little alien,” she tells Newsbeat. Despite modelling for Elle, Vogue and Calvin Klein, she says she is still fighting discrimination. Image captionRain models men’s and women’s clothes for some of the biggest brands on earth (photo: Steven D. Feist) Modelling as a man The 27-year-old New Yorker has taken an unusual route into fashion. A former genetic engineering…

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Fashion’s False Promise of Resistance

I like clothes as much as the next person/woman. I make no claims of having transcended the desire for the material, and plead guilty to having ended an evening or ten browsing the “We Made Too Much” section of a certain athleisure company’s website. But I’m getting weary of the myth that people’s/women’s shopping habits are the path of most Resistance. This latest wave of merch-as-politics may have started with the Nasty Woman shirts, but now extends to banal, vaguely empowering expressions of all kinds. As Laura Craik writes at…

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Paris Hilton is back. Because fashion just can’t help itself.

NEW YORK — Paris Hilton is back. You remember Paris, right? The hotel heiress with the platinum hair who was the boldface party girl of the early ’00s. She was the original rich kid with a reality show; the savvy scion making cash off her name just by showing up at parties. The skinny girl with a sex tape and a pocket pooch who always posed for the paparazzi with her head cocked confidently to the side and with a knowing smirk looking like she’d invented this drug called being-famous-for-nothing…

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Designers at New York Fashion Week are sending a powerful anti-Trump message

So while Trump may not be too happy that designers are currently refusing to dress Melania and Nordstrom is pulling Ivanka Trump’s products from their stores, he shouldn’t be too surprised. Fashion has long been used to make powerful political statements. Over at New York Fashion Week, plenty of designers and fashion types are using their platform to take a stand. LRS Studio sent models down the runway in underwear emblazoned with: ‘F*** YOUR WALL’, in protest of President Trump’s plans to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico….

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Calvin Klein show delivers political message at Fashion Week

With the help of David Bowie’s infamous song “This is Not America,” designer Raf Simons made a pointed message during his debut collection for Calvin Klein at New York Fashion week. “It reflects the environment,” Simons wrote in the show notes. “It is the coming together of different characters and different individuals — just like America itself.” The music, the clothes and even patterned bandanas he sent to guests with a note saying: “Unity, inclusion, hope and acceptance: Join us at Calvin Klein in wearing the white bandanna. #tiedtogether,” Simons…

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Victoria Beckham Previews Her Comfy Fashion Week Wardrobe

Fresh in from London, Victoria Beckham quickly plunged herself into a busy work week in New York. While she’s in the midst of preparing for Sunday’s runway show, the designer found time last night to dash uptown for a Q&A session with Roopal Patel at Saks Fifth Avenue about her collection. In between meetings, Beckham hopped on the phone to explain her Fashion Week travel essentials, her ever-evolving style, and how she manages to look paparazzi-ready at all times. “Throughout the week, the shoes will turn into trainers and the…

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Fashion Industry Officially Stands With Planned Parenthood

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced a new collaboration Monday with Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), to raise awareness and support for the wide range of services that the nonprofit organization provides. Just in time for New York Fashion Week, the CFDA and PPFA have collaborated on hot-pink pins designed by Condé Nast’s Creative Group that read “Fashion Stands With Planned Parenthood,” and they are already expected to become a hot item. They have been distributed to all participating NYFW designers, public relations agencies, modeling agencies, creative agencies, fashion…

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Why You’ll See Planned Parenthood Pins at New York Fashion Week

Last September, two days before New York Fashion Week began, supporters of Hillary Clinton paid $100 to $25,000 to attend a fashion show co-hosted by Anna Wintour that featured fancy T-shirts designed by the likes of Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch and Diane von Furstenberg. This week, however, post-Trump victory and a will-designers-dress-Melania brouhaha, fashion’s political-statement making is taking a more visible, and vocal, turn. As part of an effort to raise awareness for Planned Parenthood, an organization whose funding is under threat from a Republican-controlled Congress, the Council of Fashion…

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Everything You Need to Know About This Fashion Season

The world is topsy-turvy — on this we all agree. But when down is up and up is down, and everyone is busy looking in all directions at once because so much is going on (Super Bowl! Grammys! Oscars! Trump!), what happens to hemlines? Flux, of course. Fashion is not exempt. Disruption is the overriding trend of the ready-to-wear season. Cities, separation of the sexes, and the very shape of a show are just some of the elements under scrutiny. As fashion month begins in New York on Thursday and…

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2017’S HUGE FOOD TRENDS

BLUEBERRIES These lovely little fruits won’t just color-match your mood, they’re jam-packed with antioxidants and vitamin C—which is a great thing, because you’re going to need all the help you can get staying healthy when you can no longer afford to go to the doctor! Eating lots of blueberries in 2017 will give your immune system a much needed boost and help your body stave off polio, which we expect to be reintroduced this year as well! TACOS Whether you want to support our melting pot of a democracy by…

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