Milan, Paris, Sackville? Seamstress bringing fashion to province

When naming the great fashion capitals of the world Sackville, New Brunswick doesn’t come to mind. But seamstress Jeska Grue is doing her part to at least get it on the map. She designs, sews and ships her eponymous fashion line in her home studio. Grue’s one-woman shop operates on a small scale, and that’s by design. “I’m doing it this way because the way I produce things, a lot of care is put into it the sewing techniques that I use, the fabrics that I use [and] it’s a more durable piece of clothing…

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Subtle seduction in Giorgio Armani’s Charmani collection in Milan

A woman’s allure is a matter of small and subtle details for Giorgio Armani in his spring/summer 2017 “Charmani” collection presented on Friday during Milan Fashion week. Appearing charming and sophisticated, she attracts attention with short skirts and veils that do not reveal too much, with knitted elements and fringe-like decorations on her garments. “Fashion allows women to shake up their style, but staying true to their DNA,” Armani, 82, told reporters after his show. Models with boldly geometrically-styled bobs sashayed down the minimalist, shiny black catwalk, carrying small clutches…

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Naomi Campbell leads bold Versace runway in Milan

On a catwalk featuring Naomi Campbell, Gigi Hadid and Irina Shayk, Italian design house Versace presented a bold, multi-faceted collection for women on Friday. As she had done for the men’s collection, artistic director Donatella Versace opened the spring and summer show, with airy windbreaker jackets in green, purple and blue. They were matched with leggings and rucksacks and parachute-like dresses in high-tech fabrics, giving a sports flair to a part of the collection, mostly in black purple and green. Other parts of the show included thinly pleated creations with…

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Naomi Campbell stars in Versace’s sexy, sporty, barnstormingly brilliant Milan Fashion Week show

There have been times, this week in Milan, when it has seemed as though designers want to make their clothes as hard to see as possible. Gucci had smoke and strange lighting that turned the universe of social media into a pink blur. Prada distanced its catwalk from the audience and concurrently ran a specially commissioned 20 minutes long feature film with clear art house aspirations starring Alison Williams (the chisel-jawed one from Girls) and Frieda Pinto. Leather jackets were amongst the standout Versace SS17 pieces The implicit message is…

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Milan Fashion Week watch: Gigi Hadid fends off man-handler between runway turns

MILAN — This was already Gigi Hadid’s season. She drew crowds outside the Max Mara shop on opening day of Milan Fashion Week, and indulged fans with selfies. Then she opened and closed the Max Mara show on the second day of womenswear previews for next spring and summer on Thursday, and took top billing at Fendi. But in between, things took an ugly turn when a former Ukrainian television reporter grabbed her from behind and picked her up in the air as she left the Max Mara venue.Video posted…

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Fashion world balance of power shifts to social media superstars in Milan

The most powerful women of the catwalk circuit are no longer to be found on the front row or in the industry boardrooms – but on the catwalks themselves. A tiny elite of models who have become social media superstars wield influence and commercial clout the like of which the supermodels of the 1990s could only have dreamed of. Milan fashion week has long been ruled by luxury brands, but this week a new brand leapfrogged Prada and Gucci to dominate coverage: that of 21-year-old Gigi Hadid, whose stratospheric rise…

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Gigi Hadid elbowed a rude prankster in the face at Milan Fashion Week

Gigi Hadid didn’t waste any time to defend herself when a prankster manhandled her at Milan Fashion Week. In a video released by TMZ, Gigi is seen being lifted off the ground by Ukrainian prankster Vitalii Sediuk (who was wearing a disguise) as she and sister Bella were exiting the venue. She then elbowed him in the face and attempted to chase him down the street as he ran away. “Find the guy!” she tells her security team as she got in the car after the incident. And we hope…

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Milan Fashion Week, Days 4 and 5: Bottega Veneta Celebrates and a Rising Star Shines

And just like that, the end of Milan Fashion Week is nigh. But if you thought there would be a respite this weekend, think again. There are more shows than ever packed in on Saturday and Sunday, ahead of Tuesday’s start in Paris of the final leg of fashion month. Here is what should be on your radar over the next 48 hours: Photo Models backstage at a Bottega Veneta spring 2016 fashion show. CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times • Tomas Maier has been the creative director at…

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