Fashion’s Space Race: Why The Spacesuit Is A Huge Future Branding Opportunity For Designers

The mock rocket launch at Chanel’s fall 2017 Paris Fashion Week show (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Space travel has long been a source of inspiration to the fashion industry. When the space race between the Soviet Union and the US was underway in the 1960s, it influenced designers including Paco Rabanne, Courrèges and Pierre Cardin into all manner of both sculptural and streamlined looks. High fashion houses since have regularly referenced everything and anything related to the galaxy, the fantasy of its contents and the way in which we…

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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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‘Designers should be proud to dress Melania Trump’: Tommy Hilfiger leads the pro-Melania fashion pack

The fashion community has so far been divided in its consideration of how to ‘treat’ Melania Trump. Designers and media outlets, from the Council of Fashion Designers of America to US Vogue, had officially endorsed Hillary Clinton, and so when Donald Trump won the election, there were immediately whispers of snobbery and snubbing, with refusals to lend clothes to the new First Lady. But now, the first designer name has put himself out there to say that he would be delighted to dress Mrs Trump. American fashion stalwart Tommy Hilfiger has thrown…

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Bill Brooks: Top Canadian fashion designers strut their stuff

For those who are au courant on Canada’s fashion industry, it’s old news that Toronto’s Fashion Week was cancelled. You would also be up to snuff on all the acronyms associated with the industry. PFW is Paris Fashion Week. NFW? New York Fashion Week. And so on. Now we don’t have a Calgary Fashion Week (CFW?), but we do have PARK (Promoting Artists Redefining Kulture). The avant organization recently partnered with CAFA (Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards) as part of CAFA’s national event series Fashion Connects. The partnership proved the…

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As New York Fashion Week Approaches, Asian Designers Bring Varied Influences

As the buzz for the upcoming New York Fashion Week (NYFW) builds, Asian and Asian-American designers continue to be a force in the industry, with both seasoned and emerging talent offering a range of visions to showcase on the runways. NBC News spoke with several designers showing at the upcoming NYFW presentations, discussing their inspirations for their forthcoming collections. Naeem Khan’s gowns have become a favorite of First Lady Michelle Obama, who was spotted wearing one of the Indian-American designer’s dresses at Obama’s first state dinner in 2009 hosting the…

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Fashion designers ‘must make sample sizes bigger’

Designers at London Fashion Week should show at least two sample sizes, one of which should be a UK size 12 or above, the Women’s Equality Party has said. Its #NoSizeFitsAll campaign has called on the British Fashion Council to lead the way for healthy body images at the event, which starts on 15 September. The WEP said: “Designers churn out sample sizes so small that models have to starve themselves to fit into them.” The BFC said it takes the issues the campaign raises “very seriously”. A UK size…

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