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Cerruti 1881 Men’s Fall 2019

Jason Basmajian stuck to urban territory for fall, familiar landscape for the label as he continues to fashion it as a modern and upscale option. His uses the term “elevated sportswear.”
“The cross-pollination between sportswear and tailoring has always been a very natural DNA to the house — I think we keep refining and detailing it down,” he said, speaking backstage before the show.
Down the runway, he sent a handsome, belted suit jacket in pinstripes, fetched from the archives and refined for a contemporary audience. In a sign he’s reaching to meet a lasting fixation with outerwear, the options multiplied as the show advanced: trenches, an exquisitely tailored windbreaker, a structured puffer coat for women and the finest leather jackets — one eye-catching bomber had a gathered leather waist and panels of silky fabric. Accessories held their ground, expanding even, to include a tablet bag and a camera bag.
“It’s quite deceptively simple in a lot of ways,” Basmajian said, noting the workmanship and choice of fabrics behind the lineup, which in addition to the puffer offered more pieces for women.
Sabina Sciubba of the electronic dance group Brazilian Girls animated the show with a performance, singing in three languages.
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Lemaire Men’s Fall 2019

Christophe Lemaire took a tailored turn, hanging onto all of his signature soft edges, as he added some structure. There was an early Seventies breeze blowing through the collection with silky, wide-collar shirts, broad lapels and trousers that were wide, straight-legged or cropped and boot-cut.
Other suits were done in tailored flannel felt or bottle green denim with a workwear feel. Softness came in the form of pajamas with a Florentine marbled paper print, part of an ongoing collaboration with Sunspel, ribbed cotton turtlenecks and alpaca coats with toggles or brightly colored flecks. Lemaire held his presentation at École Duperré, a school for the applied arts, where he works with fashion students, helping to educate them about the industry.

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Ann Demeulemeester Men’s Fall 2019

A rock vibe infused this collection, which was filled with billowing shirts and jackets, languid robes and jacquards on the one hand, and black leather trousers, T-shirts and chunky boots on the other.
Creative director Sébastien Meunier said he had in mind the decade before the rise of the Antwerp Six, when the Belgian city was a hotbed of artists, galleries and musicians. “They were so exciting,” he said backstage. “They were really like anarchists, punky, etc., and they were trying a lot of stuff. [Artists] were really making a strange mix, and everything was free.
“At this moment, the Antwerp Six appeared, and Ann Demeulemeester said there’s no good rock music without anarchy, and there’s no good fashion without anarchy and rebellion,” continued Meunier, who wanted to show for fall “a more tough way, a more punk way that we also have in our blood — something more rock.”
This he brought across artfully and effectively, like with the loosely belted pink silk robe worn over navy trousers and under a long brown fur coat. Or the strapless, flowy black dress paired with black leather pants and lace-up boots.
By mixing the Ann Demeulemeester label’s traditional tailoring, black-and-white color code and silks with

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Kate Moss, Lily Allen Attend Dior Men Show

LOCATION LOCATION: Lily Allen was in mock casting-agent mode arriving at the Dior Men show on Friday, with her tell-all, best-selling memoir, “My Thoughts Exactly,” set to be made into a film or TV series.
Sporting a silver leopard-print anorak accessorized with a diamond cannabis-shaped necklace she picked up at Icebox in Atlanta, Allen, who is also working on a second book, her fifth album and two musicals, had inadvertently matched her black lipstick to the color of the venue, a sprawling ephemeral structure set on the Champ-de-Mars opposite the École Militaire, with the Eiffel Tower looming in the near distance.
When asked who should play her, the singer, who said the format for the adaptation has not yet been decided, shrugged, surveyed the space, and jokingly pointed to the nearest fellow front-rower: Christina Ricci.
An unassuming Ricci, a friend of Dior Men creative director Kim Jones who had flown from Los Angeles to support his sophomore outing for the house, was taking in the space. “It’s very impressive to see this big Brutalist tent set against the beauty and elegance of Paris,” she said.
Other high-profile guests attending the event included Kate Moss, joined by her beau Count Nikolai von Bismarck; Robert Pattinson and Naomi Campbell.
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Vivobarefoot’s Co-Founder Explains Why the Brand Is Making Shoes Out of Algae

Vivobarefoot is out to be a leader in the eco-friendly footwear marketplace. And its co-founder, Asher Clark, explained to FN how his brand intends to do it. Here’s what the exec had to say.
For spring ’19, your brand introduced Vivo Bio. What is it?
“Vivo Bio is [a series of] shoes made from plant-based polymers. We mainly use algae and yellow field corn, and we do that with a company called Bloom and Dupont. They’re made with materials that are between 40 and 50 percent plant-based. The rest are petrochemical, the same way shoes today are made. We want to push that bio content as close to 100 percent as we can.”
How much will Vivobarefoot rely on this line?
“That’s a good question we can’t answer until we can properly quantify the sustainable impact through the whole supply chain. But there’s still a place for recycled plastic in certain areas, and there’s a place for products made with beautiful natural materials like leather and wools. Until it’s properly quantified down to the nth degree, these buckets of materials are going to be narratives in our collection.”

Vivobarefoot Primus Bio

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How effective is the outdoor market at selling sustainability?
“It’s a hot topic at the moment,

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Why This Cult-Favorite DTC Brand Is Venturing Into Brick-and-Mortar

At a time when brick-and-mortar has earned a reputation for faltering amid digital disruption, M.Gemi has its sights set on a permanent store at the newly developed Hudson Yards in New York City.
Opening on March 15, the Italian cafe-inspired space will span about 1,450 square feet and feature a charging station, lounge seating and a coffee bar where customers can enjoy an espresso while they shop. The store will also offer VIP shopping appointments powered by Resy as well as an ongoing series of community events.
“We began experimenting with physical retail pop-ups in 2016, and quickly found what we refer to as a ‘super consumer’ — our clients who shop both online and in store,” said co-founder and president Cheryl Kaplan. “These super consumers are our most loyal clients and they purchase more often, have a higher average order value and return less than the single channel shopper.”
M.Gemi currently has an outpost at the Bloomingdale’s on 59th Street, which opened as part of the department store’s redesigned shoe floor in April. It had also ran a pop-up shop in the city’s SoHo neighborhood from September 2016 to last August. At the pop-up, the brand noted that about 30 percent of

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8 Compression Socks That Are Perfect for Travel

It’s a common problem on long flights: swollen ankles and legs from long periods of inactivity. As a remedy, many doctors recommend walking through the aisles regularly to get the blood pumping, but another solution is to wear compression socks on your next trip.
Such socks feature a tighter weave in the toe and foot that helps boost your circulation. Most everyday wearers can benefit from styles with moderate graduated compression, which has been known to reduce swelling, ease tired legs and help with muscle recovery.
Below are few styles to pack for your next travel plans.
Smartwool PhD Ultra Light Compression Sock
Smartwool’s compression socks have long been a favorite among athletes to help them recover after a long run — or a sprint down the airport terminal.

Smartwool PhD compression sock

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Hue Compression Tights
If your schedule calls for heading to meetings straight from your flight, then you’ll want a pair of these light compression tights from Hue. They’ll keep you feeling good and looking great.

Hue compression tights

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Buy: HUE Women’s Graduated Compression Tights, Assorted $15

Zensah Fresh Legs Compression Socks
Zensah’s knee-high compression socks are made from a blend of Tencel fabrics, which are moisture-wicking and anti-odor — ideal

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Tons of Women’s Winter Boots Are on Sale at Zappos Right Now

Dropped the ball on investing in a pair of winter boots this season? Thankfully, Zappos has reduced the price of tons of cold-weather styles — and just in time, too. From hearty Sorel snow boots to cozy casual looks from Ugg, shop our favorite boots that made the sale, below.
UGG Blayre II
A curly sheepskin upper and decorative buckle make this water-resistant style especially chic.

UGG Blayre II

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To buy: UGG Blayre II, $120 (was $200).

Kamik Momentum 2
Stay warm and dry in this faux fur-trimmed snowboot, featuring a waterproof nylon upper and comfort rating up to -40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Kamik Momentum 2

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To buy: Kamik Momentum 2, $64 (was $90).

UGG Bailey Bow II
With nearly 3,000 five-star reviews, you really can’t go wrong the Ugg Bailey Bow II. The cute and plush style, complete with adorable bow accents, is perfect for everything from brunch to errand-running.

UGG Bailey Bow II

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To buy: UGG Bailey Bow II, $140 (was $205).

Sorel After Hours Lace Shearling
If you’re looking for some height in a rainy day boot, the Sorel After Hours is a great go-to. The waterproof look offers a chic wedge heel, plus a faux fur collar for extra style points.

Sorel After Hours lace shearling.

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To buy: Sorel After Hours Lace Shearling, $195 (was $260).

Sorel Tivoli III
Nab Kate Middleton’s favorite snow boot, the Sorel Tivoli III,

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Dior Men Fall 2019

For his third Dior Men collection in eight months, Kim Jones set up camp at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in a monumental rectangular black tent that loomed against the setting sun.
Having commissioned artists to create giant sculptures for his debut in Paris in June and his pre-fall show in Tokyo in November, this time he let the venue be the statement. His fall line, featuring a collaboration with U.S. artist Raymond Pettibon, was shown on static models ferried past guests on a 250-foot-long conveyor belt.
As Daft Punk’s “Musique” sent the subwoofers shuddering, the first look emerged: a gray suit layered with a tactical vest hand-embroidered with Pettibon’s owl design. Jones said it was no relation to the “gilets jaunes” — the antigovernment protesters known for their distinctive yellow vests who threaten to disrupt the Paris men’s shows on Saturday, prompting Dior to move its display forward by one day.
“When we were looking for show venues, we were just looking at the statues around Paris with all the armor, and I thought it would be nice to see what something over a suit would look like — so that’s where it comes from. It’s not a reference to what’s

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Jean Ann Ford, Benefit Co-Founder, Dies at 71

Jean Ann Ford, the co-founder of Benefit Cosmetics, has died.
She was 71, and passed from cancer, a spokeswoman for Benefit Cosmetics told WWD.
Ford is survived by her twin and Benefit co-founder Jane Ford, daughters Maggie Ford Danielson and Ann Ford Danielson, and four grandchildren.
Jean and Jane co-founded Benefit Cosmetics, the whimsical brand behind products like They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara and Watt’s Up highlighter, in 1976. The pair sold a controlling stake in the brand to LVMH in 1999, and later sold the rest of their shares and exited the brand in 2012.

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Boris Bidjan Saberi Men’s Fall 2019

Boris Bidjan Saberi relayed Mongolian and Persian influences for fall, adding flavor to his precise, military-inspired designs. The silk road was awash with primary materials like copper and silver, he noted backstage following the show, and he decided to train his sights on the oxidation process.
Strips of copper decorated the faces of the models — “soldier makeup” in the designer’s words, with patches of aquamarine blue added to complete the closing number: a tailored jacket and shorts ensemble, in this bright blue, with a furry yak vest, in a silvery hue, strapped on top. High-top boots, also dyed in the prerequisite hue, completed the look, while sturdy straps reined in the silhouette, adding to the utilitarian feel. “My technical roots come from military garments — this is a driving force of the collection,” he said. The military bent was certainly back in full force this season.
The dyeing process — color! — was another underlying theme, as the lineup gradually shifted from grays and silvers to include pale blues before leading to an emphatic aquamarine.
The carefully considered choice of materials — yak wasn’t the only leather; there was also horse and kangaroo — and the accessories — small purses attached to

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Proactiv Speaks Out About Kendall Jenner Backlash

Proactiv is standing behind Kendall Jenner.
Speaking out for the first time since the backlash from Jenner’s endorsement of the line erupted, the acne-treatment brand is defending its new face, saying that she does indeed use Proactiv, and that they are trying to drive a conversation around skin positivity.
“Acne has a terrible impact on your self-esteem; it has a direct link to increases in depression and is a topic that shouldn’t be shamed,” said Marc Kravets, general manager of Proactiv. “It should be an open conversation about getting your skin healthy. Some of that backlash we saw is exactly what we need to address this, and Kendall’s the perfect person to drive that relationship.”
The Kendall-Proactiv deal — teased first by Kris Jenner on Instagram, and later unveiled during the Golden Globes earlier in January — has been a controversial one. After the commercial aired, people seemed to deep-dive into Jenner’s skin-care routine online, surfacing widely reported information that Christie Kidd, a Beverly Hills-based physician assistant, was the one taking care of Jenner’s complexion.
The social-media-wielding public also took umbrage at Kris Jenner’s teaser post, in which she said she was proud of Kendall for sharing her “most raw story in order

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Dior shows the suit is back, as tailoring outweighs sportswear

By Morwenna Ferrier in Paris

Kim Jones focuses on ‘architectural tailoring’ – even at a ready-to-wear show

In Paris, the suit is back. Or is at least attempting a comeback.

It was always going to be high on the agenda at Dior, which showed its autumn/winter show on Friday night. Artistic director Kim Jones might be the man who spliced tailoring with streetwear at Louis Vuitton, most notably in his 2017 collaboration with Supreme, but for his second collection at the fashion house he focused on “architectural tailoring”, drawing heavily on the label’s couture heritage – despite this being a ready-to-wear show.

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Nike’s First Wave of Air Max 720s Are Releasing Next Month

During September’s Q1 earnings conference call, Nike unveiled Air Max 720, the newest member in its Air Max line, which was slated to release sometime this spring. Right on schedule, the latest Air Max model is ready to launch beginning next month.
The Air Max 720 will boast the tallest Air Max unit to date at 38mm tall with a 360-degree see-through cushioning system. This record was previously set by last year’s Air Max 270, which stood at 32mm high. By having the tallest Air unit in the heel, the 720 is able to provide the most spring of any Air Max shoe. The sole is made from more than 75 percent recycled manufacturing waste. The runner will feature a mesh material on the upper with two additional mesh pods on the sides and heel for breathability.
The first two colorways of the sneaker are inspired by the Northern Lights. The night and day versions will be available Feb. 1 on the SNKRS app and at select Nike retailers globally.

The Nike Air Max 720 “Northern Lights Night.”

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The Nike Air Max 720 “Northern Lights Day.”

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Next up are two colorways releasing exclusively for Nike+ members: “Sunrise” for men and “Sunset” for women. Both will

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Donald Trump To Meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un Next Month In Second Summit

By Isabel Togoh

US President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month, the White House has confirmed.

The announcement followed a meeting between Pyongyang’s top nuclear negotiator Kim Yong Chol, a hardline former spy chief.

The meeting marks a sign of movement in denuclearization efforts that have stalled since a landmark meeting between Trump and the North Korean leader in Singapore last year.

Sarah Sanders, White House spokeswoman, said: “President Donald J. Trump met with Kim Yong Chol for an hour and half, to discuss denuclearization and a second summit, which will take place near the end of February.

President @realDonaldTrump looks forward to a second summit with Chairman Kim, which will take place near the end of February. Location will be announced at a later date.

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 18, 2019

“The President looks forward to meeting with Chairman Kim at a place to be announced at a later date.”

Despite the summit announcement, there has been no indication of any progress over US demands that North Korea abandon a nuclear weapons program that threatens the United States, or over Pyongyang’s demand for a lifting of punishing sanctions.

Trump declared after the Singapore summit in June that the nuclear threat posed by North Korea was over. But hours before Kim Yong Chol’s arrival, Trump unveiled a revamped US missile defence strategy that singled out the country as an ongoing and “extraordinary threat.”

The first summit resulted in a vague commitment by Kim to work toward the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

But he has yet to take what Washington sees as concrete steps in that direction.

Communist-ruled Vietnam, which has good relations with both the United States and North Korea, is widely tipped to host the next summit, although a venue has not been formally announced.

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Berluti Men’s Fall 2019

Way to make an entrance: 10 months after taking the helm at Berluti, Kris Van Assche showed his debut collection for the luxury label on Friday against the opulent backdrop of the Palais Garnier in Paris, in front of an audience presided by Bernard Arnault.
To say the stakes were high is an understatement. Van Assche was the only designer from last year’s game of musical chairs at parent company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton that had yet to showcase his creations on the runway, after Kim Jones at Dior, Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton and Hedi Slimane at Celine.
Those who have followed his career, including his recent 11-year tenure as creative director of Dior Homme, were in for a surprise. Known for opening his shows with a signature black suit, Van Assche instead nodded to Berluti’s roots in footwear by bowing with a brown leather suit hand-dyed to mirror the luxury label’s patinas.
Those dyes also seeped into the color palette of the collection, with models ascending the sweeping staircase of the 19th-century opera house decked in flamboyant reds, pinks, yellows, blues and greens.
“If my previous work always started with a black suit, I can definitely say that here it starts

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David Beckham, Karlie Kloss & Jonah Hill Twin in Matching Sneakers at the Adidas Originals Show

Adidas presented its fall ’19 collection at Paris Fashion Week Men’s today with a star-studded front row. Soccer star David Beckham, supermodel Karlie Kloss and actor-turned-director Jonah Hill were all on hand to view the Adidas Originals Makerlab Presents: Here to Create show.
Both Beckham and Hill took to Instagram to share a selfie of them posing with Kloss, who is an Adidas brand ambassador. The 43-year-old father of four and Adidas ambassador, who donned a green shirt with cuffed brown pants and white kicks, captioned his post: “Great to hang out with @karliekloss & @jonahhill at a brilliant and inspiring show.”

(L-R) David Beckham, Karlie Kloss and Jonah Hill sitting front row at the Adidas Makerlab show.

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Meanwhile, the “‘Mid90s” director quipped: “@adidasoriginals Young designers show was dope. Ran into both my exes.” Hill dressed in a brown plaid suit paired over a T-shirt with white sneakers that appear to be the same style Beckham was wearing. Kloss also looked to be sporting the same all-white low-tops with a black Adidas hoodie and matching miniskirt.

Jonah Hill wearing a plaid suit with white sneakers in the front row.

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Adidas collaborator Pharrell Williams also stepped out for the show. The “Happy” singer wore a bright green Human Made

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