Can New Look’s fall out of fashion be fixed?

when New Look founder Tom Singh opened the doors of his first shop in Taunton in 1969, he did so with a rag-trader’s self-confidence in picking best sellers. Over the years he has put the fashion chain’s rise in popularity down to his instinct for picking fashion winners and overhauling supply chains in Asia, which meant he got his trend-led clothes on shop shelves faster than his rivals. In short, New Look was the original fast-fashion pioneer. However, last week the chain Singh started reported its fifth quarter of poor sales,…

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Kate! Naomi! Bella! The Best Runway Looks From Last Night’s Fashion for Relief Fundraiser

Last night, Naomi Campbell brought her annual Fashion for Relief runway show and fundraiser to the Cannes Film Festival. Per usual, the casting rivaled that of a major Paris Fashion Week show, with supers like Kate Moss, Heidi Klum, and Erin O’Connor walking alongside Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Maria Borges. Unlike a typical fashion show, of course, the models wore looks by a variety of designers—Versace, Alexander McQueen, and Azzedine Alaïa were just a few who donated dresses for the occasion, which raised funds for Save the Children. Clicking…

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Why Rihanna & Lady Gaga Are Turning to Unknown Fashion Students for Fresh Looks

It was February 2014, and Melitta Baumeister, then a 28-year-old, freshly graduated Parsons School of Design MFA alum, was about to make her New York Fashion Week debut. Among those sitting in the audience was Mel Ottenberg, the Los Angeles-based stylist to Rihanna and fashion director of 032c magazine, who would request to borrow an oversized pleather jacket from the collection the next day. Baumeister needed no persuading. Two weeks later, Rihanna would arrive at the Commes des Garcons show during Paris Fashion Week draped in a giant fur stole and…

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