Women fashion – Soutiens http://soutiens.org/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 05:10:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://soutiens.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile-120x120.png Women fashion – Soutiens http://soutiens.org/ 32 32 The enduring style of Roger Federer | men’s fashion https://soutiens.org/the-enduring-style-of-roger-federer-mens-fashion/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 05:10:00 +0000 https://soutiens.org/the-enduring-style-of-roger-federer-mens-fashion/ Roger Federer. Wimbledon, 2009. The then-longest men’s major final in history; a five-set, 77-match thriller against Andy Roddick. But of the greatest importance? His jacket. A monogrammed RF zipper with gold piping, the jacket featured the number 15 – the record total of Grand Slam titles Federer had won when he won the match – […]]]>

Roger Federer. Wimbledon, 2009. The then-longest men’s major final in history; a five-set, 77-match thriller against Andy Roddick. But of the greatest importance? His jacket.

A monogrammed RF zipper with gold piping, the jacket featured the number 15 – the record total of Grand Slam titles Federer had won when he won the match – in cursive embroidery.

Was it presumptuous? Had Fed pulled it out hidden in his bag in quiet hope? Or did a Nike representative give it to him before the trophy was presented? Regardless, the jacket generated plenty of columns, as did Federer’s outfit throughout that year’s tournament. Take the suit trousers paired with a military-inspired jacket – a sort of All England Club Sergeant Pepper – under which he wore a tailored waistcoat, only stripping down to shorts after warming up. Then there were the subtly striped shirts, or even the gold accented sneakers. It was the kind of aesthetic panache that Federer was becoming known for.

Roger Federer wearing his embroidered jacket at Wimbledon in 2009. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

Now, with the announcement of her retirement last week, following Serena Williams’ announcement in August, tennis (and sport in general) has lost one of its most stylish protagonists. Federer had quite a sartorial journey. From a roll call of sleazy hairstyles (homemade peroxide dye, goofy sweater, greasy ponytail, and wearing her suit pants backwards), to American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour’s best friend Federer. is a frequent front-row guest, Rolex Oh ambassador and designer, and according to LVMH chief Bernard Arnault, a “living god.”

It’s an unfortunate cliche with stylish men, but Federer credits his wife, Mirka, with her first awakening to fashion, once telling GQ, “I used to wear jogging shoes, jeans and a practice shirt, and then when Mirka met me, she looked and go, ‘Um, are you sure about this look?’

“Then I started to really get into it. I was traveling more and going to different cities and meeting interesting people. The next thing you know, you look around – maybe it’s Milan, New York, wherever – and you notice that everyone is making a good effort.

A young Roger Federer with his disheveled hair.
A first Federer hairstyle. Photograph: Kathy Willens/AP

Ever since then, Federer’s sleek and sophisticated style off the court has matched his gentlemanly one-handed backhand and ballet volleys. Off the court, he loves turtlenecks; an elegant, well-cut woolen coat with a worn collar; sweater draped over her shoulders; double-breasted suits. But he’s also not afraid to mix it up with bomber jackets, denim and leather jackets, gingham check shirts, colorful sneakers.

He has a hands-on design involvement with Uniqlo, with whom he signed a 10-year, $300 million contract in 2018, ending his longtime association with Nike. Federer has approached the Japanese brand, famous for its comfortable and pleasant basics, and he works closely with designer Christophe Lemaire, creative director of Uniqlo’s research and development center in Paris; and it has some edicts (no yellow). Comfort is its number one priority, closely followed by flair.

Roger Federer's shoe, The Roger Advantage, in collaboration with the Swiss brand On.
The Roger Advantage shoe. Photography: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Separately, Federer has a shoe deal with Swiss brand On, with their rather amusing line – at least for the British public – called The Roger Collection. His signature shoe, The Roger Pro, which originated with a 3D scan of his own foot, ran out when it launched last year. Meanwhile, the Roger Advantage model is understated Stan Smith levels.

He has become a savvy analyst of his personal style history and that of his sport in general. He acknowledges, for example, the bygone days of the looser fit and is now actively embracing a sleeker silhouette on the court, telling GQ magazine: “Was I crazy wearing XL at 17? You want to think you’re tall and buff. Now [players] appear stronger and thinner.

Federer with Anna Wintour and the late André Leon Talley, far left, at an Óscar de la Renta performance in 2017.
Federer with Anna Wintour and the late André Leon Talley, far left, at an Óscar de la Renta performance in 2017. Photography: Gregory Pace/EIB/Shutterstock

He used (perhaps cheekily, but quite accurately) Rafa Nadal’s ill-fated capri days as an example of how important image is to the modern sports star. But Federer refuses to be hard on his younger self about the ponytail era: “It was all part of an evolutionary process. Do I regret having long hair? No, I’m glad I got it and I’m glad I got rid of it again!

He prides himself on his innovative approach, including his all-black ensembles at the US Open, which gave the vibe of a racket-wielding assassin during night sessions. Of his time at Nike – where he fought for more than two years to get back the rights to the RF monogram – he told GQ magazine:

“We tried to push the limits – sometimes a little too much. But it was fine. These moments remain memorable and I was ready to take risks. I tried to bring some style to tennis.

Sometimes he went too far. At least, according to Wimbledon officials who banned his orange-soled shoes in 2013 as a violation of the strict all-white dress policy. But, he was never blamed, as such, in the way, say, Williams was (most memorably when the president of the French Tennis Federation seemed to call him the disrespectful Roland Garros combination ). Federer has never been accused of caring more about style than substance, perhaps reflecting a persistent double standard.

Roger Federer in Geneva, 2019
Federer in Geneva in 2019. Photography: Julian Finney/Getty Images for The Laver Cup

Although Federer has – along with Williams on the women’s side of the sport – done more than anyone to advance the aesthetics of modern tennis and bring athletes into the world of fashion, he is not, strictly speaking, the first.

Federer hinted that his preppy V-neck knit cardigans worn on center court were a throwback to tennis champions René Lacoste and Fred Perry (who founded their namesake brands in 1933 and 1952 respectively). Suzanne Lenglen, the charismatic world number one woman in the 1920s, had a propensity for entering the court in glamorous fur. Arthur Ashe starred in Buddy Holly specs and, when fashions changed, aviators. And you could say that Andre Agassi cultivated a kind of dubious “pirate chic”. But, especially in the men’s game, Federer’s influence on his younger colleagues and on the tennis sphere at large is undeniable.

Bulgarian player and Vogue favorite Grigor Dimitrov is into modeling. Blazing-haired young gun Jannik Sinner has graced the covers of GQ and Icon magazines, and earlier this year announced a partnership with Gucci. Chiseled Italian Matteo Berrettini has a capsule collection with Hugo Boss. The Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime looked particularly dapper at last year’s Met Gala At New York. Even Andy Murray offers a range of sportswear, AMC.

It’s not impossible that Federer will go into fashion full-time after his retirement. First, he is playing his last tournament in London this weekend. Last month, Williams wore a diamond-encrusted cape to bid farewell to the US Open. The bar is set high. All eyes are then on Federer – and his jacket.

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Fashion and beauty brands giving back to women https://soutiens.org/fashion-and-beauty-brands-giving-back-to-women/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 14:44:50 +0000 https://soutiens.org/fashion-and-beauty-brands-giving-back-to-women/ Last modified on 2022-09-20 15:44 BST Carla Chalis Show your support beyond International Women’s Day by shopping these brands that give back to women’s charities. Fashion and beauty brands like to support a cause and to International Women’s Dayand there’s a whole host of brands giving back to charities and women’s organizations beyond […]]]>





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Fashion and beauty brands like to support a cause and to International Women’s Dayand there’s a whole host of brands giving back to charities and women’s organizations beyond IWD 2023.

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What is the theme for International Women’s Day 2023?

IWD is celebrated on March 8 and the theme for International Women’s Day 2023 is yet to be confirmed.

For 2022, IWD has focused on #BreakTheBias, championing the achievements of women, taking action for equality and working for gender equality. Some of the pillars include creating workplaces designed for women to thrive, empowering women to make their own health choices, and elevating women’s successes in the creative and tech sectors.

Many brands support women’s IWD causes, but there are plenty that do so all year round – here are a few:

Have

Domestic Violence Pin, £4, Avon

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For every pin sold, Avon donates 100% of the proceeds to the incredible Refuge and Women’s Aid. There are also other charitable products, including breast cancer awareness coins, which have helped Avon donate £25 million over 25 years to breast cancer charities and charities helping women victims of domestic violence.

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Ribbed midi dress, £250, ninety percent

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Luxury fashion brand Ninety Percent is called that for a reason: it reinvests 90% of its profits into the people and causes they believe in, including women’s charities.

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Shea Hand Cream, £6, The Body Shop

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For over 25 years, The Body Shop has partnered with the Tungteiya Women’s Association in Northern Ghana to produce all of the shea butter it uses in its products.

The brand pays a shea butter premium for women to invest in community projects, including health care, sanitation projects and education.

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Oliver and Alexander

Maternity T-shirt, £24.99, Oliver and Alexander

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Oliver and Alexander is a hub of luxury mom and baby products. Despite being a new brand on the block, they are working towards their goal of donating 10% of profits to women and baby charities.

Tatcha

Violet-C Glow Mask, £65, Tatcha

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Luxury skincare brand Tatcha supports educational equality with every purchase, with The Tatcha Education Fund.

Fact 51

Freedom Laptop Sleeve, £28, MADE51

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MADE51 is facilitated by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. .

Products made by refugees include bags, jewelry, accessories and home decor.

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Charlotte Tilbury

Hot Lips Lipstick 2, £28, Charlotte Tilbury

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Charlotte Tilbury has pledged £1million to help women living in the world’s most dangerous places, thanks to sales of their Hot Lips collection.

Thanks to Charlotte Tilbury’s commitment, the charity is able to take its Stronger Women, Stronger Nations training program into new areas, meaning more women will learn how to earn and save money. money, improve the health of their families and make their voices heard at home and in their communities. We salute you, Charlotte!

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Fearless Necklace, £95, Edge of Ember

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Meghan Markle’s must-have accessories brand will donate £25 from all sales of the stunning Fearless necklace to the Malala Fund, which works towards a world where every girl can learn and lead.

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Fossil

One Love Carrie Watch, £169, Fossil

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To celebrate this day, Fossil has collaborated with author, designer and artist Cedella Marley – daughter of the infamous Bob Marley! The collection includes a One Love Carrie watch in rose gold, beautifully engraved with Cedella’s signature and a vibrant interchangeable bracelet.

Additionally, 25% of all proceeds from the collection will be donated to World Pulse, a non-profit organization that uses social media to drive social change by empowering women.

Fossil will also donate an additional $10,000 to the Bob and Rita Marley Foundation, which was founded by Cedella’s parents and supports funding for Jamaica’s national women’s soccer program, The Reggae Girlz.

Astley Clarke

Theirworld earrings, £125, Astley Clarke

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Astley Clarke’s capsule collection is a collaboration with Theirworld, a charity fighting to end the global education crisis to help achieve gender equality for girls and women around the world.

The new collection includes a bracelet, hoops and a pendant necklace, crafted in 18K yellow vermeil and adorned with white sapphires. 20% of all proceeds from the collection will go to Theirworld.

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FEBEN London Fashion Week SS23 Menswear Show https://soutiens.org/feben-london-fashion-week-ss23-menswear-show/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 14:46:37 +0000 https://soutiens.org/feben-london-fashion-week-ss23-menswear-show/ As one of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming designers, FEBEN creates stylish and sexy women’s clothing for her community. Working to shine a light on black women’s bodies, Feben Vemmenby is now returning to the London Fashion Week playground to showcase her third collection as part of the NEWGEN cohort. For FW22, the designer focused […]]]>

As one of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming designers, FEBEN creates stylish and sexy women’s clothing for her community. Working to shine a light on black women’s bodies, Feben Vemmenby is now returning to the London Fashion Week playground to showcase her third collection as part of the NEWGEN cohort. For FW22, the designer focused on displaying a range imbued with motifs of love and self-development. The presentation presented FEBEN in a delicate light while maintaining a refined design language. Today, the designer presents her Spring/Summer 2023 collection, welcoming a new wave of menswear.

For FEBEN, SS23 was about looking within herself and her own catalog of work. In turn, it was FEBEN redefined and refined, littered with references to introspection influenced by previous seasons. At the same time, Georges Bataille History of the eye – a short story described as centering on the “increasingly bizarre sexual perversions of a pair of teenage lovers, including an early depiction of Omorashi fetishism in Western literature” – has been subtly incorporated into the collection (see blue and white striped shirt from Look 24) alongside tarot card iconography as the devil, appearing here literally as a print on the front of a mesh mini dress.

However, it was menswear that really got the industry talking. While we’ve seen pieces from the designer made specifically for men before, previously focusing on signatures like textured high-waisted pants that were a derivative of FEBEN’s womenswear, this season provided a deeper understanding of the male outfit.

As such, asymmetrical zip-up jackets offered formality to smooth printed tops, flared pants with front slits blurred the line between genders, as did a black dress that was, at first glance, more of a sweater vest. elongated with soft peaks pleating the fabric. everywhere. The lapels were heavily pinched and the collars stabbed with impact, while the denim was given a textural makeover as it deformed onto itself on the leg, looking something between distress and foliage.

FEBEN’s SS23 collection can be seen in the gallery above. Stay tuned to Hypebeast for more London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 content as the week progresses, and find more content on the @HypebeastUK Instagram account.

In case you missed it, check out JW Anderson’s LFW collection.

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Ex-engineer’s Dear Paris fashion boutique brings European brands to Houston https://soutiens.org/ex-engineers-dear-paris-fashion-boutique-brings-european-brands-to-houston/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 16:07:54 +0000 https://soutiens.org/ex-engineers-dear-paris-fashion-boutique-brings-european-brands-to-houston/ As a student in Paris, Dalia Selouan says she became addicted to French style and French brands. After moving to Houston for a job in oil and gas, Selouan says she felt a void while shopping, feeling an attraction to the effortless way European women dress. “Every time I went back to France, there was […]]]>

As a student in Paris, Dalia Selouan says she became addicted to French style and French brands.

After moving to Houston for a job in oil and gas, Selouan says she felt a void while shopping, feeling an attraction to the effortless way European women dress.

“Every time I went back to France, there was this heartbeat I had when I was shopping,” says Selouan, who learned to speak French when she was a schoolgirl in Lebanon and has lived in Houston for 16 years. .

“There’s something about it…they don’t overdo it,” she says of the timeless basics she bought as a student and still wear. “The pieces are so well cut.”

This spring, the former engineer launched Dear Paris, her love letter to the brands she once had to board a plane to access – following a passion for bringing her favorite European collections to the United States.

Through private appointments in her home showroom, Selouan dresses clients of established and emerging brands, many of which don’t have a presence in the United States outside of e-commerce.

“Nobody knows these brands unless they’ve been there,” she says of brands Chloé Stora, Hana San, Indies, Soeur, Garderob, Berenice and Stella Forest.

Whether it’s a simple striped tee, a calf-grazing shift dress or a denim blouse, Selouan says her shoppers notice how flattering the silhouettes and attention to building.

“The beauty of this one shows when you try it on,” she says.

Selouan generally buys only one garment in each size.

“The idea is like they go shopping…and take something home in their suitcase,” she says. “Like a little mini Paris.”

For fall, she’ll expand with a handful of additional brands, including jewelry lines, to complement the kind of effortless head-to-toe dressing that Selouan herself employs for trips to the Museum Quarter. with her three children or for dinners with friends at her house. favorite restaurants including Helen, BCN and Hugo’s.

“I choose pieces that are easy to wear and very comfortable,” she says. “It’s all about the modern woman.”

$60 to $650. For shopping appointments, 832-964-9339 or

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‘These clothes were like gold’: Fashion donors give refugees the dignity to choose | Social enterprises https://soutiens.org/these-clothes-were-like-gold-fashion-donors-give-refugees-the-dignity-to-choose-social-enterprises/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 22:36:00 +0000 https://soutiens.org/these-clothes-were-like-gold-fashion-donors-give-refugees-the-dignity-to-choose-social-enterprises/ When she first arrived in Britain as a refugee from Nigeria six years ago, Kemi had a three-month-old daughter, a room in a shared house and £5.39 to survive each day. Because her daughter has a dairy intolerance, much of this meager allowance went to buy food and soy milk for her baby, which meant […]]]>

When she first arrived in Britain as a refugee from Nigeria six years ago, Kemi had a three-month-old daughter, a room in a shared house and £5.39 to survive each day.

Because her daughter has a dairy intolerance, much of this meager allowance went to buy food and soy milk for her baby, which meant Kemi herself was often hungry. Finding money for clothes, even at a charity shop, was out of the question.

“Children are growing every month, especially at this young age. It was hard for me [because] I had to keep us safe and warm,” Kemi says now.

The only thing to do was get up early and walk the streets with her daughter, hoping to retrieve clothes that someone might have thrown in a charity bin or on a sidewalk. “It was so shameful sometimes when people were walking by, to see me digging through the trash to find clothes to wear. [But] I didn’t care what people [thought]I had to keep my daughter safe.

“It’s a reminder that on the other side of your package is a woman who is your size and has your fashion sense.” Photograph: Graham Turner/The Guardian

After four years, Kemi was granted refugee status and got her first job interview – unsurprisingly, she had nothing to wear. Instead of having to scrabble or beg for something suitable, however, she was referred to a small social enterprise called Give Your Best, which asked about her height and the type of clothes she liked. “And they gave me three nice shirts. Those clothes were like gold to me… They asked me what I really wanted. It makes you feel valued.

The initiative had been started during the Covid lockdown by Sol Escobar, a widely traveled Uruguayan now living in Cambridge who had spent several years volunteering in refugee camps in northern France and who felt “desperate”, when Covid hit, about how badly the refugee community would be affected.

A friend put her in touch with a shelter for refugee women who, unable to shop online and with charity shops closed, had no access to any clothing. Escobar realized she had extra clothes she could donate and reached out to her friends and networks for help.

She was overwhelmed with offers, but didn’t want to overwhelm women with potentially inappropriate clothing. “So I thought, if I take pictures of all these items and put them on an Instagram page, they can all choose the things they actually want. Maybe we can eliminate that part of that imbalance of power, the refugee being the person who receives things without having the choice.

Eighteen months later, Give Your Best has processed nearly 11,000 items of clothing donated by 1,500 people and has more than 800 refugee women allowed to “shop” for free on its virtual storefront.

However, it aims for much more. Having reached the limit of donations and requests it could manage through Instagram, even with the support of hundreds of volunteers, the company has just launched a new digital platform that will allow it to go upmarket, becoming what Escobar calls “a Depop for donations”. ”.

Like the hugely successful clothing resale app, clothes are photographed and uploaded to Give Your Best, where customers select the ones they like and donors then post the item. Most importantly, no money changes hands.

Along with giving its users choice and minimizing fashion waste, Escobar says an unintended consequence has been the small but intimate bonds forged between giver and buyer. Many donors choose to include a note of support and a small gift of hygiene products or chocolates – much appreciated by recipients, but also a reminder that “on the other side of your package there is a woman who is in your size and has your fashion sense, because she’s shopping in your wardrobe”.

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“There’s a lot of fashion waste and a lot of people who need clothes.” Photography: Wachiwit/Getty Images/iStockphoto

The new platform means they can now offer kidswear, with menswear coming soon; ultimately, they aim to open donations to others in clothing poverty and potentially share their technology to replicate the model overseas. “There’s a lot of fashion waste and a lot of people who need clothes,” Escobar says.

Having volunteered with the organization, Kemi is now its first staff member, directing women in a similar vulnerable position to a place where they too can choose clothes they like and fit, for free.

She kept a file of notes sent to her with clothes. ” They say [good] wishes, hope you enjoy your article, know that someone in the UK cares. Imagine what that does.

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What a tender New York fashion week! https://soutiens.org/what-a-tender-new-york-fashion-week/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 00:11:01 +0000 https://soutiens.org/what-a-tender-new-york-fashion-week/ I’m no cynic, but when I heard that the Fendi fashion show that took place Friday night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan was a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the brand’s famous Baguette, I thought: a whole show of fashion ? For…a bag? Kim Jones is one of fashion’s brightest salespeople. and a […]]]>

I’m no cynic, but when I heard that the Fendi fashion show that took place Friday night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan was a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the brand’s famous Baguette, I thought: a whole show of fashion ? For…a bag? Kim Jones is one of fashion’s brightest salespeople. and a couture collection for them too? – but the smooth, efficient and professional nature of his Fendi sometimes left me cold.

Boy, I was wrong. The Hammerstein’s floors were lined with beige carpeting and the walls lined with voluminous silver curtains in huge campy folds. Just after the lights went out, someone pulled back the curtain at the front of the track to reveal a huge mirror, which reminded me of the old gatehouse tower, where the tall guy in the suit stands a mirror and said: you let you in? “- and a raucous mix of house and techno music, from Simon Parris, began to shake the silvery expanse before us with nightclub havoc.

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Jones’ clothes, meanwhile, were some of her hottest and funniest yet. The final piece on the show was a collaboration with Marc Jacobs, featuring his large signature block logo interwoven with Fendi’s on a number of oversized dresses, coats and pants. But I couldn’t help wondering – and not just because Baguette cheerleader Sarah Jessica Parker was sitting in the front row next to Kim Kardashian! — whether Jacobs’ sensibility had also influenced Jones’ stuff. (Jacobs was the one who hired Jones to design menswear for Vuitton at the time.)

The heart of the collection seemed to take staple girl’s treasures and delights, like polka dots, stripes and rhinestones, and ballet dancers take baseball caps and beanies, and remix them with the madness charged with the wider-eyed girl in line for the club. I could really see these characters, pacing the club district of the moment in cargo skirts and see-through blouses (with their it-bags, of course), thinking of themselves, If I come walking like i belong here…. (Even funnier, every once in a while a female voice would burst into the soundtrack to say, “EXCUSE ME, I’M ON THE LIST!” Sidney Toledano, CEO of fashion group LVMH, smiled and typed madly of the foot.) outfit for the club and To take it out.

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The Marc Jacobs woman has always been someone who wears an outfit that shouldn’t work but does, and I think that’s because there’s a real tenderness towards the Jacobs woman, and towards Jacobs himself. , especially lately (#gratefulnothateful, as he often recalls his enviably sick Instagram outfit photos). The human quality of these clothes gave Jones’ delicacy a sweet softness.

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Christy Turlington, Amber Valetta, Kate Moss and Shalom Harlow in the front row at Fendi.

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Plus, the party atmosphere was fantastic and downright good: who can resist Christy Turlington, Amber Valetta, Kate Moss and Shalom Harlow bickering in the front row, and Linda Evangelista as a reminder look? ! It might have looked like a crazy collaboration – the bags were made with the formidable Japanese bag brand Porter, which you should immediately check out if you haven’t heard of them; and Tiffany & Co. also provided bling; and one of the Baguettes was designed by SJP, but instead it looked like a big kiss to LVMH’s cool but impatient New Yorker. You support this girl!

The feeling that you support the girl is a particularly New York thing. Every season at Collina Strada, you can see designer Hillary Taymour’s metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly, and it’s clear she’s patiently reaching her emerging monarch stage, if not quite her adult butterfly stage. (The show took place at a monarch butterfly station in Brooklyn – come with me here, people!)

Taymour is a fascinating woman, the kind of person who moved to New York and really found herself among other misfits who are deeply eager to change the world, however impossible that may seem. This sense of the environment was mostly expressed through loose, comfy pants, crazy-colored sweatshirts and funky oversized blouses, but in this collection, Taymour was thinking about how she could expand her opportunities on the mat. red, which is a good idea, because the celebrity landscape has changed a lot in the last five or even two years. Many young celebrities expect the clothes they wear to press conferences to say something and, frankly, look like nothing else. Her peplum shapes (essentially, as she put it, an upside-down wine glass), translucent empire-waist dress tops, and floral bras with satin pants are all exactly the kind of upside-downs. crazy days of the heavy evening wear an uncompromising Zoomer demands for a great night out. The slip dress that charming Hari Nef wore in the opening look over plaid pants would also look lovely with a pair of second-hand Manolo Blahniks and earrings from Frank Ocean’s Homer jewelry line ( lab-grown diamonds! Get hip!).

She’s just putting together the craziest, wackiest outfit for the club and pulling it off.

You can see her trying to rise above the art school vibe she is often lumped into. The question I was left with after the show was whether her bread and butter would still be those great, comfy pants and sweatshirts—essentially backpacker-rave-chic—or whether she wanted to be the Oscar de la Renta of environmentalist sexy. Anyway, what interests me about Taymour’s work is that she has guts. She truly believes in what she does, and her work, in messaging and the beautiful clothes themselves, leads with sincerity.

Knowing that the designer feels this makes a big difference. Backstage at the Proenza Schouler show, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez talked about how the latter’s Latinx background inspired the show’s zest and sexiness. I loved the sexy feel of the opening looks, like a fringe top that slides over a stretch of midriff paired with a puffy mini skirt, or a gold fringe top that slides over a crotchless gold skirt. The models’ skin shone under the crochet and lace (and the cast was killer—Shalom Harlow and bella and Kendal. Yeah!) Surprisingly, for such a summery collection, the skinny curly coats in shocking lime green and bitchy angel white were the kind of thing a woman immediately sees and classifies as a must-have (or pre-order a few days later on Moda Operandi , the site owned by Proenza bestie Lauren Santo Domingo).

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But there were a few too many Bottega-isms in this outing, especially in the big, layered leather skirts and chunky shoe bottoms. With totally huge bell bottoms, they felt like attempted items instead of what a New York woman expects from Proenza, which is the perfect slightly odd dress – like the black turtleneck with the big white skirt from the fall 2022 collection that’s already sold out virtually everywhere – or just the right coat, or the skirt that looks sophisticated without being a snooze. McCollough and Hernandez have the ability to create something fabulous rather than trendy, and I wish they would use that skill even more.

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Tyrone Attends Sheree Whitfield’s Fashion Show – Recap – Hollywood Life https://soutiens.org/tyrone-attends-sheree-whitfields-fashion-show-recap-hollywood-life/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 01:01:43 +0000 https://soutiens.org/tyrone-attends-sheree-whitfields-fashion-show-recap-hollywood-life/ See the gallery Image Credit: Courtesy of Bravo The season 14 finale of The Real Housewives of Atlanta was all about Sheree Whitefieldfashion show. As the evening approached, viewers (including me) were wondering: would her fashion show have fashions or would it fail, just like the first one did 14 years before? Luckily for Sheree, […]]]>



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The season 14 finale of The Real Housewives of Atlanta was all about Sheree Whitefieldfashion show. As the evening approached, viewers (including me) were wondering: would her fashion show have fashions or would it fail, just like the first one did 14 years before? Luckily for Sheree, this one turned out to be a hit, but it didn’t go without a few setbacks.

Sheree originally wanted to show off more than 20 pieces at her fashion show, but was told she would only have five. And the woman who helped her plan the show said she had to make the show last for at least 15 minutes for it to even be considered a fashion show, so with only five pieces at their disposal, they knew it would be difficult. However, things ended up working in Sheree’s favor, and she was able to show off over 20 plays during the event. Somehow, through a miracle, Sheree got all her outfits and everyone was shocked by what they saw on the catwalk.

Dwight Eubanks even attended the show, and he was thrilled for Sheree. Especially because she was someone who had really given him a hard time after his first show failed 14 years ago, so he was happy to see her finally succeed. And Sheree was happy to have him in the audience. But one person she wasn’t thrilled to see was her ex, tyronwho showed up unexpectedly.

He first showed up the night before while she was busy putting the finishing touches on the show. And although she initially had mixed feelings about his presence, she was quickly annoyed with him when he refused to apologize to her for putting her up in Philadelphia. He actually wanted her to apologize to him for not telling him that she was planning to film their date at the restaurant. He said he never got his parole officer’s approval, so she could have gotten him in legal trouble. But she didn’t care – she just wanted an apology from him, and when he refused to give it, she told him to leave.

The next day, during the show, he brought her flowers and gave her a kiss. He then met the other ladies, and even though it looked like he was finally ready to apologize to Sheree, she kicked him out after his fashion show ended. So, at the moment, it doesn’t look like Sheree and Tyrone will get their happy endings. But like we said, Sheree’s fashion show was a huge success, so she has plenty to be thrilled about. She’s also dating someone new!

In other RHOA new, Marlo Hampton attempted to mend his damaged relationship with his mother, while Sanya Richards-Ross made the decision to remove her IUD and try to get pregnant. She was hesitant to have another baby earlier in the season, but warmed to the idea after her husband told her he didn’t want another baby unless she wanted one one too. And she thought it was so “sexy”.

Want more? The RHOA The Season 14 reunion will begin Sunday, September 11 at 8 p.m. on Bravo.

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Tennis-Serena’s style changed the game in fashion, business https://soutiens.org/tennis-serenas-style-changed-the-game-in-fashion-business/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 15:20:43 +0000 https://soutiens.org/tennis-serenas-style-changed-the-game-in-fashion-business/ From glossy magazine covers to generation-defining on-court styles, Serena Williams bowed out at the US Open on Friday, having rewritten the fashion manual for female athletes while building her own empire. The 23-time Grand Slam winner took to women’s fashion bible, Vogue, to announce that she was “getting away from tennis”. before taking to the […]]]>

From glossy magazine covers to generation-defining on-court styles, Serena Williams bowed out at the US Open on Friday, having rewritten the fashion manual for female athletes while building her own empire.

The 23-time Grand Slam winner took to women’s fashion bible, Vogue, to announce that she was “getting away from tennis”. before taking to the court in her dazzling Nike sneakers at the US Open this week under the watchful eyes of the magazine’s leading lady, Anna Wintour.

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The fiercely competitive queen of Queens put up a gritty performance in what is expected to be her final tournament, losing in the third round 7-5 6-7(4) 6-1 to Ajla Tomljanovic with her legacy as a cultural icon . in place.

“Style and sport have always been closely linked, but not athlete embraced the power of fashion like Serena Williams,” Footwear News editor Katie Abel told Reuters.

“She’s never been shy about looking at looks that cross the line, on or off the pitch, and always knows how to send a message, even if it’s controversial.”

She competed at Flushing Meadows in a denim skirt in 2004 and ruffled feathers at Roland Garros in 2018, when she wore a black jumpsuit to maintain her circulation after developing blood clots in the days following the childbirth.

After organizers said they would ban the combination from their clay courts, Williams supporters cried foul. Williams joked to The Associated Press, “When it comes to fashion, you don’t want to be a repeat offender.”

The moment was an instant classic and showed she could harness fashion to disrupt the status quo, said Katie Lebel, a gender equity in sport researcher and assistant professor at the University of Guelph.

“Sexism has been pretty pervasive when it comes to women’s clothing…Expectations of what female athletes should look like have been particularly steeped in that,” she said.

“Enter Serena and she’s pushed all that back. I think she’s really rethought (the) uniform standards for women in tennis.

Serena and her sister Venus brought black style to the predominantly white sport when they first stepped onto the court as professionals in the 1990s, facing criticism for wearing beaded braids in competition.

Williams wore the style when she won her first Grand Slam in New York. Photos of her daughter Olympia sporting identical braids in the stands at Flushing Meadows this year caused an instant sensation.

“From the moment Serena and her sister Venus stepped onto the court with their signature braids…they have been role models for black women and aspiring female athletes around the world,” Abel said.

“GLAM SLAM”

Williams’ friendship with late Louis Vuitton creative director Virgil Abloh resulted in one of her most memorable US Open ensembles, a ballerina-inspired Nike kit in 2018, when she was on course for a record 24th major title, but fell short in the final.

While her US Open run is over, her work in New York has just begun, with a ‘Glam Slam’ preview of her S by Serena brand’s new looks set for September 12 to coincide with New York Fashion Week.

And her retirement from competitive sport is expected to have little to no impact on her brand value – with Nike planning to continue its partnership with the 40-year-old.

“Williams may be retiring from tennis, but I guess her influence on fashion is just beginning. If not for her grueling training schedule, I think she would have even more time and energy to focus on this category,” said Nora Milch, fashion director of W magazine.

A true fashion mogul off the court, Serena was named to the board of shopping app Poshmark in 2019, opening her own closet alongside pieces from Olympia to customers in the fashion market.

Manish Chandra, founder and CEO of Poshmark, said Williams has inspired several other female entrepreneurs to sell on the app with her unique voice and perspective.

“As a female empowerment champion, Serena always leads with love and helps ensure that our Poshmark community is at the center of everything we do,” Chandra told Reuters.

“Her accomplishments and vision in the worlds of business, fashion and entrepreneurship have made her the perfect candidate for our Board of Directors…She leads with humility, kindness and authenticity.”

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“Wedding Fiesta” Fashion and Lifestyle Exhibition Launched – Latest News in Jammu and Kashmir | Tourism https://soutiens.org/wedding-fiesta-fashion-and-lifestyle-exhibition-launched-latest-news-in-jammu-and-kashmir-tourism/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 21:40:36 +0000 https://soutiens.org/wedding-fiesta-fashion-and-lifestyle-exhibition-launched-latest-news-in-jammu-and-kashmir-tourism/ Ritu Singh opening the “Wedding Fiesta” fashion and lifestyle exhibition. Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU, September 1: The two-day fashion and lifestyle exhibition “Wedding Fiesta” kicked off at The Park Hotel Zone.Ritu Singh opened the show and congratulated Ruchi Khare Sharma-CEO Rangoli by exhibitors of Ruchi and Tannu for putting on such a great show to elevate […]]]>
Ritu Singh opening the “Wedding Fiesta” fashion and lifestyle exhibition.

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JAMMU, September 1: The two-day fashion and lifestyle exhibition “Wedding Fiesta” kicked off at The Park Hotel Zone.
Ritu Singh opened the show and congratulated Ruchi Khare Sharma-CEO Rangoli by exhibitors of Ruchi and Tannu for putting on such a great show to elevate festive shopping.
She insisted that women promote women and uplift each other in every way possible, adding that such events bring positivity in society.
A strong rush has been seen since the opening on the first day of this fashion and lifestyle exhibition curated by Ruchi Khare.
After super successful events in Jammu, Wedding Fiesta this time features an extremely talented group of exhibitors showcasing their collection. The exhibition will remain open to customers from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Many exhibitors from Jammu and other cities showcase their collection to stylize Jammuites with new fashion trends.
Speaking on the occasion, Ritu Singh said such events are indeed good initiatives to give a platform to young entrepreneurs in our city of Jammu and outside places to showcase and promote their brands and products.
“ZIt is a shopping extravaganza that recognizes the extraordinary talent that resides in creative designers across the country. The exhibition showcases the vibrant collection of handcrafted designer clothing, home decor, couture accessories, stylish jewelry, footwear and more. This fashion and lifestyle exhibition in Jammu is a must see. It is unique because it features top designers and brands from across the country. Indian designers focus on creativity, colors and the pleasure of dressing and accessorizing. No matter your age, if you love design and craftsmanship, you’re sure to find something cool at the exhibit. Be part of pure Fashion & Lifestyle, the largest business collective of fashion and lifestyle brands, buyers, minds and inspirations,” she added.
Ritu Singh congratulated the organizers for this exhibition and also met each participant individually to congratulate and motivate them.
During her interaction with the participants, she told them that J&K needed role models like them so that more women and society as a whole could talk and get motivated about women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship. She encouraged the organizers to continue to hold more such unique events to bring positivity into society giving a platform to many more.

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Serena Williams’ impact on fashion and culture as she heads into retirement https://soutiens.org/serena-williams-impact-on-fashion-and-culture-as-she-heads-into-retirement/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 06:27:38 +0000 https://soutiens.org/serena-williams-impact-on-fashion-and-culture-as-she-heads-into-retirement/ LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 29: Serena Williams of USA waves to fans as she leaves the … [+] runs after withdrawing from the match with an injury during her women’s singles first round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus on day two of The Championships – Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet […]]]>

Serena Williams has had a documented and storied history in the world of tennis. Widely regarded as the best tennis player – potentially male or female – who ever lived. However, with this, she also made her mark in another industry. Fashion.

Williams has always been a trailblazer and paved the way for many through her resilience in mastery and excellence in a previously predominantly white country club sport.

Throughout her tennis career, she has stood out with unique outfits for her matches, including catsuits, denim skirts, one-legged gaiters and more. Williams also collaborated with the late Off-White designer Virgil Abloh.

Outside of fashion and tennis, the 23-year-old Grand Slam singles winner started a venture capital firm called Serena Ventures and had a career in fashion beginning by attending the Art Institute Of Fort Lauderdale for studying fashion design from 2000 to 2003, then several years later she launched her brand, S by Serena.

Being Nike
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-sponsored athlete since 2003, Williams has had numerous collaborations with them. Three years ago, Williams envisioned and helped implement a design apprenticeship program known as the Serena Williams Design Crew, to help bring in designers from racialized communities to help design pieces for her new collection.

Ten New York designers were chosen to help design the line at Nike for six months starting in January 2020. The collection launched last fall.

Champagne Rose, a well-known fashion influencer who has forged ties with major brands such as Louis Vuitton, Balmain, Chanel, Dior and Balenciaga, said of the industry and Williams’ impact: “He’s clear that she was a pioneer for all of us. Inclusiveness and equality are extremely important and something I have supported for many years.

“If you look back at the fashion industry, it’s been very monocentric and failed to broaden the scope of its value, and even worse, fail to attribute it to the cultures where these elements are from. Serena’s influence has certainly been a huge help not only for sportswear, but for fashion in general.

The fashion industry has been notoriously exclusive of designers from racialized backgrounds. Less than 10% of fashion designers attending New York Fashion Week are black, and less than 5% of members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, a well-known professional group, are black.

Racial disparities in the fashion world have been well documented and discussed with changes slow to come.

“It’s also about relationships and acquaintances,” Rose said. “The problem we’ve had for a long time is that people are almost reluctant to work with people who don’t look like them, talk like them, talk like them, and are from the same place as them.”

“Completely illogical. Fashion is a global thing. We draw on our experiences to express ourselves. If we only draw from a group, we only get a certain form of expression. It does not mean anything.

“Serena has managed to not only be a beacon and a role model, but has simultaneously provided opportunity using her influence. We each have a responsibility to do this and it’s great to see her making such incredible waves in the industry. .

Attending both Paris Fashion Week and the Balenciaga Fashion Event in May, Rose concluded, “We still have a way to go, but action is being taken, which is positive.

In her own words, the world-class tennis player said in her interview and statement with Vogue, “I never liked the word retirement,”

“Perhaps the best word to describe what I do is evolution. I’m here to tell you that I’m moving away from tennis towards other things that are important to me.

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