High fashion is generally revered as something one should aspire to obtain. Many of the runway looks aren’t things you would see as everyday casual attire, with very dramatic pieces layered in feathers, sheer fabric and more. But some companies, like Bally & Co., have chosen to cater to a broader audience. Although the fashion from this company is more inviting to the average person, the prices are not.
For a limited time, a modernized pair of Notorious B.I.G.’s Versace sunglasses will be sold online and in stores at Barneys New York. The famed sunglasses were worn by the rapper during his rise in the 90s. The thick black rimmed, dark shaded sunglasses with a golden medusa symbol on either side were featured in Biggie Small’s music video for “One More Chance” (‘95) and later popularized through the rapper’s hit song and music video “Hypnotize” (‘97) as well as through sporting the look at award ceremonies.
From Fashion Week to Harlem Fashion Row, Brandice Daniel is building the platforms we strut on. “I’ve always had the fashion bug, so I moved to New York with two suitcases and a lot of faith.” Daniel said while smiling in the opening of the promotional video for the new HFR x LeBron 16 sneakers. Founded in 2007 by Daniel, Harlem Fashion Row is a organization that helps bring visibility to multicultural fashion designers.
Like most fashion designers, Toronto based Izzy Camilleri knew she made a name for herself when she started designing clothes for celebrities like David Bowie, Angelina Jolie, Jason Momoa, Daniel Radcliffe and Meryl Streep. What she didn’t know was just how much her career would change after meeting Toronto Star Journalist Barbara Turnbull.
The dictionary defines individuality as the quality or character of a particular person or thing that distinguishes them from others of the same kind. When thinking of fashion, individuality is the first word that comes to mind for me. Making an article of clothing work for you is key.
In a city popularized for both its beauty and grit, New York Fashion Week (NYFW) for Fall 2018 styles emulates just that. From Sept. 6 to Sept. 14, the city was transformed into a giant catwalk where fashion goers rock their most glorious looks only to compliment the exaggerate fashion featured on the professional runways.
Though an influencer in the world of drag, Leigh Bowery was “never interested in simply being a drag queen.” A artist in every sense of the word, Bowery is known for his performance art, modeling, fashion design, and provocative nature. He was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia and describes his parents and sister as “ordinary.” In 1980, when he was just 19, he moved to London where his career took off and remained there for the next 14 years until his death in 1994. Bowery’s work and lifestyle was both provocative and controversial. His fashion designs and performance art made a statement about society, body image, and some believe reflected his battle with Aids. “The dot face, for example, was a comment on Kaposi’s sarcoma”, said his friend DJ Princess Julia.
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We all know that being plus size isn’t welcomed with open arms in our society, let alone the fashion industry. As a result, plus size designers and models have taken matters into their own hands by designing their own clothes, and spreading awareness about their work through blogging, and putting on events to showcase their fashion. The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo, or TCF Style Expo, is an event held in Atlanta annually to celebrate plus size bodies in fashion.
Shoes are a major part of an outfit. A pair of shoes can determine if an outfit makes the cut for an event. If there are a particular pair shoes that just have to be worn, but don’t mesh well with the attire, change the outfit not the shoes. Shoes are supreme. Successful shoe designer Stuart Weitzman designs attention-grabbing shoes.