Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Virgil Abloh creates ballerina-inspired collection for Serena Williams' U.S Open return.

She will wear the "Queen" collection when she takes to the court.

Serena Williams is known to step out in style on and off the court. In the past she's worn many eye catching looks, and just this year she returned to the French Open in May in a head-turning all-black Nike "catsuit" and wore an all-white flounce-skirt dress at Wimbledon in July.

And now, for her upcoming return to the U.S Open (where she'll compete for her 24th Grand Slam title) the tennis star has recruited Off-White designer and Louis Vuitton artistic director Virgil Abloh to design a custom collection built around Williams' favourite silhouette: the tennis dress.

"With Serena, we have one of our generation's most powerful, inspiring athletes as the muse," Abloh said in a statement regarding the collection. "I was trying to embody her spirit and bring something compelling and fresh to tennis."

By Nerisha Penrose.
Full story at Harpers Bazaar.

Monday, 13 August 2018

10 fashion shows to watch out for.

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Fashion shows are never just about the clothes. They are also about the experience. Every season, designers tell a story through their creations or take you to a fantasy that becomes tangible.

The fashion show completes this through the music, the lighting and the set design. Throw in a little bit of drama from the models themselves and it can become an unforgettable presentation. For example, I can still remember the “gag” Valentino played on us when they sent Derek Zoolander and Hansel down the runway, anticipating the premiere of “Zoolander 2”.

There are also the lavish worlds designers love to present. For this, I believe it’s impossible not to mention Alexander McQueen. In his heyday, McQueen didn’t shy away from drama with the use of fire, holographs, water and spray-painting robots to articulate his designs further.

By Ria Prieto.

Friday, 10 August 2018

8 black fashion photographers you should already be following on Instagram.

They're not new to this.

Black fashion photographers are behind some of the most iconic editorial shoots on your Instagram feed. From Dana Scruggs's groundbreaking capture of Tori Bowie for ESPN Magazine, to Tyler Mitchell's gun control cover for Teen Vogue — and the much-discussed September Vogue cover that followed — there's no shortage of POC who are shaping culture through the camera's lens. 

They're not a trend, nor a new-ish phenomenon. Each photographer on this list is already quite prolific, shooting magazine covers, releasing coffee table books, and lensing major ad campaigns. And the world is only starting to take notice.

While most agree that there's an urgent need for inclusivity in front of the camera, not enough attention is paid to diversity behind-the-scenes. But representation is important in every facet of the fashion industry, from photographers to stylists, editors to cover subjects. Ahead, we've listed 8 black fashion photographers you should be following on Instagram — and the brands that have been quietly championing them for years.

Tyler Mitchell

By Jessica Andrews.
Full story at Glamour Magazine.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

This corrector is the only product that will hide my dark circles.

'I've relied on the same corrector for over 10 years'

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had dark circles under my eyes.

The whole surrounding area is slightly darker than the rest of my face, and there is a fingerprint’s worth of purplish shadow under each eye. It doesn’t matter whether I’ve had three or 12 hours of sleep, they’re always there.

As my natural skin tone is very fair (my specialist subject is the best foundation for pale skin), my dark circles stand out all the more against such a light backdrop.

Alright, so there are worse problems to have – but it does mean I look tired all the time IRL. That’s why I’ve relied on the same corrector for over 10 years.

By Lucy Abbersteen.
Full story at Marie Claire.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Seven romantic, retro looks that evoke effortless Italian elegance.

Feminine fabrics and exaggerated silhouettes in the Tuscan countryside.

Dress (HK$43,500) and earrings (HK$4,500), both by Valentino. Sandals with crystals (HK$8,450) by Giuseppe Zanotti. Socks (HK$190) by Emilio Cavallini.

Dress (HK$29,970) and geometric-print shirt (HK$9,270), both by ChloƩ.

Full story at SCMP.
By Federico Barbieri 

Monday, 6 August 2018

How to pull off confidence-boosting colour.

 Photo: Claire Pepper

Once wedded to her black skinny jeans, Stacey Duguid has come over all colourful. But how, exactly, do you wear rainbow brights?

Hardly anyone I know, including me, wears head-to-toe black anymore. When did that happen? What was once a wardrobe failsafe feels like it’s slipping out of favour – the British high street is currently a miasma of colour, and sales of brights are up. John Lewis reports that sales of bottle green dresses have overtaken black dresses. As colourful clothes creep into our wardrobes, are we finally giving up on black, navy and all things neutral?  

Acid-trip brights were all over the catwalk and, as a result, John Lewis, Zara, Boden and Mango, to name but a few, are jammed to the rafters with clothes and accessories in zesty, mood-boosting colours. But, still, I’m not quite willing to totally leave my comfort-zone black on a permanent basis. I mean, nothing comes between me and my black jeans; I feel confident in them, I don’t worry what I look like in them, I just get up, put them on and go. Still, I wouldn’t wear black jeans with a black top – not since bold, bright colours made their way into my wardrobe and I discovered that colour looks softer next to my fortysomething face (ditto, metallics – see last month’s blog). I can’t get enough of splashy tomato-red and am coming round to the green mixed with lilac combination that seems to be everywhere at the moment. Having said that, I will continue to dodge the putrid purple that reared its semi-ugly head at some point a few months ago. Too Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

By Stacey Duguid.
Full story at The Pool.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Nigerian Youths Arise!

Revolutionaries are key players in changing a nation not political parties. The same approach helped us to gain our freedom from colonial masters until military regime seized it from us.

Not until 1993 when Moshood Abiola (M.K.O) bought it back by laying down his life via democracy and until now we are still suffering because majority of our leaders only cater for their pockets and family members ;forgetting the national interests of.

Here below are the demands of our revolution and we will not relent until they are met:

1. "Food for all!", 
2. "Good roads for all!" , 
3. "Good hospital for all!", 
4. "Stable electricity for all!", 
5. "Clean and drinkable water supply!", 
6. "National security!", 
7. "Employments for all!", 
8. "Good economic atmosphere for both local & foreign businesses!"
9. "Good education system for all!"
10."Freedom of speech for all!"
11. "Gender equality for all!"
12. "Respect to human rights!"
13. "Corruption free system of government!"
14. "Amendment of constitution for a new Nigeria!"
15. "No more paying financial or mineral resources homage to colonial bosses!"

Nigerian Youths Arise! Nigerian Youths Arise! Nigerian Youths Arise!

At some point in heaven, there was an adversary and then came a revolution - 
Revelation 12 : 11 (KJV):  

"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death."


Thursday, 2 August 2018

‘DHL Logistics in Fashion’ 2018 Award Winners Revealed.

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DHL and the CFDA teamed up to identify this year’s recipients.  

Logistics and fashion have always intersected, but now industry heavyweights in both sectors are coming together to make their rapports that much more apparent.

The latest example comes from DHL, which has unveiled the 2018 winners of its inaugural “Logistics in Fashion” awards. This venture “recognizes three designers who are part of the CFDA’s extensive network of brands that made significant strides in expanding their business globally,” said a spokesman for DHL.

“We are pleased to leverage our deep experience in the fashion industry and work with CFDA member designers to find ways to strengthen their global reach,” said Christine Nashick, chief marketing officer for DHL Express Americas. “We want to help these emerging designers expand their businesses by helping them adopt the most impactful approaches to growing their global supply chain.”

By Lauren Olsen.
Full story at WWD.