I Hate Running, But These Are 4 Running Shoes I Like — And You Will Too

Working out centers me, it gives a sense of accomplishment and I always feel great leaving the gym. However, I do not enjoy running. It feels more like a chore and I likely wouldn’t do it if I didn’t love pizza so much. What does get me excited to run is a new pair of […]

0 comments

Cardi B Dazzles in Ultra-Violet Bodysuit and Glittery Boots at Pre-BET Awards Show

Cardi B rocked her BET Experience performance in Los Angeles last night in a shimmering purple bodysuit complete with matching fingerless opera gloves and ankle boots. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper completed the ultra-violet look with light blue hair, beige fishnets and light pink pointy nails that popped while she held a bejeweled microphone onstage. Cardi […]

0 comments

Is Paris Ready for Barry’s Bootcamp?

GET YOUR SWEAT ON: Barry’s Bootcamp is taking over Paris. The 1998-founded gym opened its first location in the French capital on Saturday evening, a 5,800-square-foot space on the Rue Réaumur in the 2nd arrondissement. “Paris is definitely ready for Barry’s,” said chief executive officer Joey Gonzalez, speaking at the bootcamp’s opening cocktail on Saturday […]

0 comments

Paul Smith Spring 2020

For his 82nd show, Sir Paul Smith was in his element, focusing on the season’s big message, tailoring, a category he’s religiously stuck by throughout the whole streetwear phenomenon. “I’ve never not done tailoring, every one of my shows has had tailoring in it. I’ve always nudged it in,” the designer said backstage. Here it […]

0 comments

James Whiteside Takes the Heat at Thom Browne

FLASH DANCE: James Whiteside certainly loves a challenge: The principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater arrived in Paris at 6 a.m. on Saturday ahead of his smashing performance on Thom Browne’s men’s runway. As soon as the show ended he was headed back to New York for rehearsals for his day job: On Tuesday, […]

0 comments

Kenzo Spring 2020

It was a swan song with water at its heart and inspiration from Japan’s female free divers, who scour the ocean floor for shellfish and sunken treasures. Carol Lim and Humberto Leon were bidding a poignant farewell after nearly a decade as creative directors, with dancers moving down the darkened catwalk in slow motion to […]

0 comments

UK Weather: Britain To Bask In Heatwave – But Only After Thunderstorms Pass

By

0 comments

Ludovic de Saint Sernin Men’s Spring 2020

There were cock rings, leather briefs, bare torsos and just-visible butt cracks. “He basically makes clothes to have sex in,” whispered a guest at the Ludovic de Saint Sernin spring 2020 show, held on the upper level of the Centre Pompidou museum with a panoramic view of the Parisian skyline that no one was paying […]

0 comments

Trendy Women’s Sandals You’ll Want to Wear All Summer Long

Sandal season is officially upon us. Since there are tons of chic styles to choose from, we’ve decided to make your search a little easier by rounding up some of our favorites. From low, strappy options to flatform espadrilles that provide extra height without sacrificing comfort, there’s a look here to fit any style or […]

0 comments

Off-White Resort 2020

Virgil Abloh likes to say that his women’s collections for Off-White are inspired by the fashionable young women in his circle — think Gigi Hadid, who closed his Off-White men’s show in Paris this week, and sat front row at Louis Vuitton the following day. So it came as a surprise that the women on […]

0 comments

Essex Firefighters Smash Car Window To Rescue Toddler Left In Dangerously Hot Car

By

0 comments

Lanvin Men’s Spring 2020

For Bruno Sialelli’s official men’s wear debut for Lanvin, his playful and youthful collection was full of tongue-in-cheek nods to leisurewear, with the show’s pool venue underscoring the escapist mood. “I think we all need a holiday — I love my job, but holidays are the best moments of our lives,” the designer said backstage. […]

0 comments

Liverpool Homophobic Attack: Three Boys Wanted Over ‘Appalling’ Knife Assault On Two Men

By

0 comments

Paris fashion week: Bruno Sialelli channels the seaside in Lanvin debut

By

0 comments

Lanvin Showed a Vast Shoe Collection in an Olympic Sized Swimming Pool & Every Last Pair Was a Winner

He indulged in a spot of paddling last season, but for spring 2020, new Lanvin creative director Bruno Sialelli cast off his water-wings and plunged in at the deep end. Showing around an Olympic-sized swimming pool, across all three stories of Paris’ Pailleron sports center, he unveiled a vast array of summer-ready shoes, and every […]

0 comments

Sunday Shows Round-Up: Boris Johnson’s Domestic Row, Brexit, And Labour’s Second Referendum Problem

By

0 comments

Laura Conwell-O’Brien of the Atlanta Shoe Market on Working Women Having Faith in Their Talents and Abilities

Every day in June, FN is showcasing female leaders across the industry for our Women in Power series. For decades, Laura Conwell-O’Brien’s job as the executive director of the Atlanta Shoe Market has been a juggling act, serving the needs of designers, vendors and retailers in the competitive shoe industry. However, one of her biggest […]

0 comments

Ben Harper Has Proud Dad Moment at Lanvin

TAKE THE PLUNGE: Given the stifling heat, it was a wonder none of the guests were tempted to dive right in to the historic Pailleron swimming pool, one of Paris’ hidden treasures and the setting for the Lanvin show on Sunday morning. Dressed in a cloth cap and duffle coat, Ben Harper may not have […]

0 comments

Custom Gallery: images not found

Top Posts-Editor’s selected Article

Postcards and secrets from Malta

By

0 comments

One week in New York City

By

0 comments

my spring essentials

By Anna Katina Hello my friends! I hope you’re doing great! Since I promised to present you my favourite accessories, I decided to do this here on the blog! For me, this Spring is all about colour and layering games! I’m just back from the Belgian coast where I have spent the Easter weekend, you […]

0 comments
Shoppers are hot for swimwear right now. And it's not just because summer is coming. Or, because lingerie giant Victoria's Secret recently started selling swimsuits again. Thanks to platforms like Instagram, swimwear has become a year-round business. Sales in the global swimwear category totaled $21.7 billion last year, according to market research firm Euromonitor International. And more lingerie brands are now trying to get a piece of that market, invading swimwear with their own collections of bikinis and one-piece bathing suits. The transition might seem natural for the two categories that share many characteristics. But Cora Harrington, founder of the blog The Lingerie Addict, said it would be easier for companies to sell swimwear than lingerie. “It's hard to convince people that they should be spending more than $25 or $30 on a bra,” said Harrington, author of “In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear and Love Lingerie.” “There doesn't seem to be that same challenge when it comes to swimwear. People are more willing to spend $50 or $100, or even $200 on a swimsuit.” She added that in the U.S. it's also hard to tempt shoppers to drop large amounts of cash on something they can't see, while swimsuits areFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
PARIS — On the eve of Virginie Viard's debut solo collection at Chanel, the mood at the house is palpably expectant. That Karl Lagerfeld's long-time right-hand woman should feel nervous about stepping into the spotlight is understandable: Over his 36 years at the helm of Chanel, Lagerfeld practically wrote the book on how to revive a dormant luxury house. Bruno Pavlovsky, president of fashion and president of Chanel SAS, spoke admiringly of the heritage left by the German designer, who died in February at the age of 85. Yet he also underlined the need for Viard to fly with her own wings and bring her touch to the label founded by another woman, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. In an interview the day before the Chanel 2020 cruise show, which was held at the Grand Palais in Paris, Pavlovsky sat down with WWD to talk about life after Karl, the June 20 celebration of his life, digital innovation and how Chanel is coping with the ongoing yellow vests protests in France. WWD: How are you and the team feeling on the eve of Virginie Viard's first solo collection for Chanel? Bruno Pavlovsy: Excited, stressed — but stressed in a good way. We are both in the continuity of allFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
Carine Roitfeld, who convinced Karl Lagerfeld to put his face on a T-shirt as part of his landmark 2004 collaboration with H&M, is putting her portrait on knits as part of a new capsule for the late designer's namesake brand. Dubbed Karl According to Carine, the compact collection also features an unexpected color — fuchsia — which Roitfeld blends with her beloved black. “I think this is not totally the Carine people are expecting,” she said. “One of Karl's life rules was to do something people don't expect from you.” That said, she added, “I can see a lot of Karl in the designs. Because I spent so much time with him, it's impossible for me to do anything without thinking of him.” Indeed, the portrait that will appear on sweatshirts and T-shirts — all floppy hair and one raccoon eye — was shot by Lagerfeld himself. The capsule line is slated to arrive in Karl Lagerfeld stores, online and at select specialty retailers in November. The house is keeping the look book under wraps until closer to the release date, but described silhouettes that echo Roitfeld's signature sleek chic: blazers, feminine blouses, corsets and skirts, plus a leopard-print coat and a faux fur inFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
‘Tis a gift to be simple — sometimes. At least when a powerful message underlies the simplicity. That's the premise from which Miuccia Prada worked for the resort collection she showed on Thursday night. Prada returned to Gotham for a second consecutive year, showing the collection at her brand's New York headquarters. “I liked the experience,” she said of the encore. “I like to do the shows in my own spaces. And it's an occasion to keep a link with New York.” In this case, her own space is the brand's Herzog and de Meuron-designed headquarters on West 52nd Street. During a Wednesday afternoon preview, one floor of the sprawling, industrial building flaunted fresh pink paint, plush beige flooring and circuitous seating. The impact of fluorescent pink lights, already fanciful by day, would surely heighten by show time, once night had fallen through the massive west-facing windows overlooking the Hudson River. “It's nice,” Prada said, “an industrial place that becomes just the opposite with pink.” Prada allowed the unusual preview since the show's 8:30 p.m. start would be past deadline for today's Digital Daily [see wwd.com and the Monday, May 6 Digital Daily for the full review]. Like everyone else in the industry, sheFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]
Knix, the company known for wireless bras and period-proof panties, joins the growing list of lingerie brands moving into the swimwear category. The new assortment of suits, which are available at Knix.com starting Friday, fuses sexy and sporty, cute and utilitarian, low-cut and high-cut, into one collection. “Bathing suits historically have been designed to either look really good or to be super functional,” Joanna Griffiths, founder and chief executive officer of Knix, told WWD. “So we wanted to marry those two things, to create suits that look great and that fit super well.” Knix's new swimwear collection. Courtesy Swimwear was also the number-one item Knix shoppers were requesting in customer surveys. Some women were already wearing Knix products, like the Evolution Bra and matching bottoms, as bathing suits. So Griffiths, a self-proclaimed “swim junkie,” decided that Knix needed a swimwear line of its own. The new collection incorporates one-piece and bikinis with things like built-in bra technology, chlorine-resistant materials and bonded hemlines. That is, with no visible stitching or sewing. The first batch of suits run small through double extra large, up to a size G cup, and come in three colors: black, emerald and coral pink. All pieces retail for under $100Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Read More... [...]