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Fall | Behind The Label Issue


This is a our first annual NYFW coverage and designer issue. Our fall issue will be featuring interviews & articles all about those who make fashion, fashion, the designers!


Featured Designers:

Altaf Maaneshia, Shekar Rahate, Mia Jianxia Ji, Madison Detro, Asiyat Tsalikova, Max Lu, Liz Li, Jihyun Kim, Jingci Wang, Yin Yang, Yaqiong Zhou


NYFWS/S15 Coverage:

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Couture FW, NYC Fashion Week, Project Ethos, Art Hearts


Featured Articles:

Academy of Art University Returns to MBFW New York S/S15,The Perfect Head Shot, Beauty In Motion with Christina Morgan Cree, Style Bee the beauty app that simplifies looking beautiful anytime, anywhere, The future of visual search with Cortexica, MUA extrordinnaire Tamiko Carillo

& more!!!


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    Anna Wintour Remembers Oscar de la Renta
    by Anna Wintour |
    Oct 21st, 2014 -  There is much being said that his passing yesterday marks the end of an era. Not true. He was the most democratic man I knew and he would have lived happily and defined any era. He was happy dining with the rich and famous, for sure, but equally happy playing dominoes with his devoted staff. His designs reflected his extraordinary personality: optimistic, fun, sunny, romantic. At dinner this summer—just the two of us—he told fascinating stories about his life in Paris and later working for Miss Arden who apparently always called Helena Rubinstein “that woman.” 

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    Art Hearts Fashion: The New Era has Arrived
    Erik Rosete

    Fashion, ushered in the new era for LAFW. Boasting the most impressive designer line-up in years, Art  Hearts Fashion brought admiration and innovation back to the runway. Sparkling garden fountains and  opulent chandeliers at the Taglyan created a fantastical environment, setting the tone for the incredible  shows hitting the runway. Guests, celebrities and star athletes including Terrell Owens, Deandre Jordan,  No Doubt’s Stephen Bradley, Courtney Stodden, Joe Simpson, Bobby Brown, star cast of Rich Kids of  Beverly Hills, MTV 90’s VJ Jesse Camp, Members of Cypress Hill, Anna Easteden, Candice Cayne, and  playboy playmates, packed the venue, enjoying art and installations by Sham Ibrahim, Joseph Jasso, and  Eugene Huffman before the evening’s shows. 

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    Nicole Miller, Helena Dazzle at Project Ethos LA Fashion Week
    Press Release
    With over 1,500 attendees, Project Ethos supported Stand Up To Cancer during their annual LA Fashion Week event Tuesday night, October 14th at Avalon Hollywood presented by Glendale Infiniti.

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    At Gap, selling a place to work, not just khakis
    Jena McGregor | The Washington Post
    "We said to ourselves: We need to do a better job of telling the story of how we do business, because our consumers actually care about that and our potential employees care about that," says Eric Severson, one of Gap's senior vice presidents of human resources. They wanted to build on the "do more than sell clothes" philosophy of the company's founders. 

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    Converse Sues to Protect Its Chuck Taylor All Stars
    RACHEL ABRAMS | New York Times
    The century old American footwear maker are accusing 31 retailers of trademark infringement in 22 seperate lawsuits.

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    Lauren Indvik |
    “It’s going to be another dour holiday season for the media industry. Following editorial layoffs at CNN and buyouts (which have yet to take effect) at the New York Times, news emerged Tuesday that Condé Nast is planning to lay off between 70 and 80 employees, primarily from its ad sales division.”
    *Image of Conde Nest flagship brands.

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    Sue Wong to open STYLE Fashion Week October 15th-19th
    Press Release
    STYLE Fashion Week open’s its doors to host their 8th  season this week. Presented by new online-retailer Le Jolie, the event will take  place downtown at The Reef, 1933 s Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007,  October 15th-19th. This time around STYLE has taken their past production  accomplishments to the next level! They’ve built their own surprise venue in an  open space in the cutting-edge, chic garment district, where LA fashion is  created, shown, and sold to stores everywhere. This season’s partnering charity,  City of Hope, provides expert care with superior treatment results to cancer  patients.

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    Damion Matthews |
    Christian Louboutin recently celebrated the opening of the brand’s beautiful new boutique at 29 Maiden Lane in San Francisco, with host Sloan Barnett.
    * Christian Louboutin, 29 Maiden Lane, San Francisco |  Photo by Drew Altizer

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    With Fashion Strategy, Can EBay Boost Emerging Designers and Itself?
    Can EBay’s marketplace model, low barriers to entry and large, built-in audience of fashion consumers unlock value for young labels and EBay alike?
    A look from | Source: EBay

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    Joe Zee Visits The Academy of Art University School of Fashion
    By Tess Collins |
    Joe Zee, newly appointed Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo! Style led a discussion at the Academy of Art University with Simon Ungless, Executive Director of the School of Fashion, members of the press and about 75 Fashion Journalism and Styling students.
    Joe Zee, Editor in Chief at Yahoo! Style and Simon Ungless, Executive Director of the School of Fashion. Photo by Bob Toy

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    Art Hearts Fashion Keeps The Beat Going At New Location
    Press Release | Parker Whitaker Productions
    Hailed as the premiere art and fashion event in the nation, Art Hearts Fashion will launch a groundbreaking TWO-DAY event in Los Angeles at the Taglyan this October featuring renowned designers back to back on the runway. Designers including Michael Costello, MT Costello, M the Movement, Tumbler and Tipsy, Maya Hansen, Jun Escario, Zhang JingJing, Sachika and Mister Triple X will showcase their latest collections to LA’s fashion elite and media. Guests will be privy to one-of-a-kind art and music performances and live fashion installations.

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    Victoria's Other Secret: The Low-Key Billionaire Behind The Lingerie Giant
    Dan Alexander | Forbes
    The billionaire who single-handedly changed how America shops has an inner sanctum as enigmatic as he is: the corner of a nondescript office building in Columbus, Ohio, across the road from a garbage dump, behind a security gate festooned with “Do Not Enter” signs. 
    *Image: Catwalk king Les Wexner strikes a pose inside his Columbus, Ohio headquarters.

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    Introducing The “Non-Bag”
    Jessica Bumpus |
    NEW ideas abounded on the spring/summer 2015 catwalks - even those that were designed to be somewhat invisible.

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    Tom Ford moves show from London Fashion Week to Los Angeles
    EMMA AKBAREIAN | The Independent
    Tom Ford has announced this morning that he will no longer show his women's ready-to-wear presentations as part of the London Fashion Week schedule.

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    Smart fashion: the luxury brands embracing technology
    JOHN ARLIDGE | London Evening Standard
    From fibre optic dresses to the hottest watch in the world, tech is finally getting fashionable and luxury brands are at last embracing the possibilities of wearable technology.

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    No new blood and no fresh ideas at Milan Fashion Week: How do you solve a problem like Milano?
    Alexander Furry | The Independent
    {Spt. 21st, 2014) The Milanese leg of the spring/summer 2015 international collections will limp to a close tomorrow, but most of the world’s press and buyers will fly out of the city today. Why? Well, why not? There’s nothing to stay for. Milan Fashion Week is contracting, compressing.

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    Fashion Photography Is The Art World's Rising Star
    Melanie Abrams |
    “Today, fashion photography is art’s rising star, drawing large crowds to exhibitions (which produce much-needed revenue from sponsorships, rentals and even merchandise) and enticing more collectors. Even the fashion industry itself is showing more respect for the form.”
    Photo by Peter Lindbergh

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    Academy of Art Is Opening a Store in Union Square
    Robyn Hagan Cain |
    Academy of Art University really goes the extra mile for its fashion students. Each year, the school hosts three fashion shows —two at New York Fashion Week and one here in San Francisco— to introduce student work to the fashion world. Now, the school is opening Shop657, a store in Union Square that will both display AAU designs and give merchandising students real-world experience.
    Photo by Bob Toy

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    Sustinable Fashion Week: Glamouous In Green
    Ivanna Woods
    Yesterday at  ZK & Eden Fine Art Gallery (San Francisco) seven sustainable fashion desingers. An evening where couture met recycled textiles such as vintage leather car seats. A room packed full of on lookers amazed by the versitle designers displayed by each collecion. 

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    Meet The Apple Watch
    Frederic Lardinois |
    During its iPhone 6 launch event this morning, Apple announced the Apple Watch, its first foray into the world of wearable tech. It’s a smartwatch with inductive charging, a square face, sapphire glass, swappable bands, a heartbeat sensor and a rotating digital crown.

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    Can fashion designers make tech wearables truly wearable?
    Jiaxi Lu |

    When tech companies talk about wearable devices, fashion designers have been listening.


    The latest product that combined efforts from the two industries is Ralph Lauren‘s tech-embedded sports shirt, unveiled last week at the start of the U.S. Open tennis championships. The shirt, called Polo Tech, features knitted-in sensors to read people’s biometrics, including heartbeat and respiration.


    *This product image released by Ralph Lauren shows the new Polo Tech compression shirt. The garment offers smart technology to send heartbeat, respiration, stress levels and other data to tablets and smartphones. (AP Photo/Ralph La uren)

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    Royal College of Art, An Institutional Innovator
    LONDON, United Kingdom — A respectful hush emanates from the red-brick mansion blocks that surround the Royal College of Art (RCA). The college is situated in the sedate, residential heart of South Kensington, a bastion of austere Victorian civic engineering, home to London’s famous museum district and a stone’s throw away from the Royal Albert Hall. It is perhaps the last place on earth one would imagine to be the home of creative innovation. Yet despite its venerable age of 177, the RCA is at the very forefront of modern menswear.
    Matthew Miller SS 2015 | Source: Matthew Miller

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    Apple Plans to Announce Wearable in September
    John Paczkowski |
    “Apple now plans to unveil a new wearable alongside the two next-generation iPhones we told you the company will debut on September 9. (Funny “joke,” Gruber.) The new device will, predictably, make good use of Apple’s HealthKit health and fitness platform.”

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    See How Much Chanel Bag Prices Have Skyrocketed This Decade
    Casey Lewis |
    A classic Chanel bag is one of those items, like Louboutin heels or aBurberry trench, that fashion-obsessed girls seem to aspire to from birth, partly because they're timeless, but also because when you're an impressionable 16-year-old who's addicted to Vogue, it's the kind of thing you think you need.

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    Shhh... Luxury Goods Are Discounted In China
    By Liza Lin |
    Luxury goods makers have long valued Chinese consumers not just because of their huge appetite for Gucci bags and Cartier watches—consultancy Bain estimates that Chinese purchased a third of all luxury goods sold globally in 2013—but also for their willingness to pay more than their Western counterparts. 

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    Killing the Skinny Jean

    It shouldn’t be hard to kill skinny jeans. After all, women love and loathe them in equal measure.


    Three years ago, clothing merchants tried to snuff out the trend with an innovation called flares. Women kept right on buying their skinnies. Now, chains from mass market Gap Inc. (GPS) to luxury-leaning Bloomingdale’s are trying again with looser styles. Gap’s answer: dressy sweat pants.

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    The World's Highest-Paid Models Of 2014: Gisele, Doutzen And Adriana Steal The Show
    Natalie Robehmed | Forbes
    Year after year since 2002, Gisele Bundchen has made more money than any other model in the world. At 34, she is still sitting pretty at the top of the world’s highest-paid models list, pulling in an estimated $47 million before taxes and fees in the last 12 months.

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    The Model Whisperer: Stephen Galloway
    Stephen Galloway, former principal dancer for Ballet Frankfurt, now uses his classic training to choreograph the world's top models-and the Rolling Stones

    Galloway, a self-described "creative movement director" who has worked with top brands like Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci and photographers such as Juergen Teller and Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, occupies a unique place in the fashion world. Drawing on two decades of experience as the principal dancer for Germany's Ballet Frankfurt, he imbues the physical tableaux of glossy ads and fashion editorials with a stylized language of movement-a turn of a wrist, a cocked head, an extended leg-that's equal parts Balanchine and voguing.

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    Arthur Arbesser is igniting Milan's staid fashion scene with the most sophisticated take on teenage rebellion around.
    Arthur Arbesser is igniting Milan's staid fashion scene with the most sophisticated take on teenage rebellion around.

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    Gareth Pugh Is About to Disrupt New York Fashion Week
    The New York Times
    The questions of whether traditional fashion shows have any validity anymore, and whether they are actually entertainment and we should just embrace the change, are about to enter the conversation again.

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    The Future of Fashion & Menswear: Do We Need London Collections: Men?
    Britain is no stranger to the fashion industry. In fact, studies have proven the UK as being the global origin of men’s fashion through the county’s introduction of traditional classics like the bowler hat, the dandy, the tie, the three-piece suit, tweed, tartan, and others. It comes as no surprise then that in only three years, London Collections: Men has become the industry’s leading platform for both emerging and established British designers.