20171116(木)

How The Met

How The Met Gala’s Fashion And Catholicism Theme Could Be Risky

Last week, The Metropolitan Museum of Art confirmed the theme for 2018′s blockbuster Costume Institute exhibit (and preceding Met Gala): “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” which will open to the public on May 10.

The announcement came just a couple of months after it was first rumored the exhibit would look at the relationship between fashion and religion. Right off the bat, outletsnoted the theme could become the museum’s most controversial and provocative yet, Catholicism’s dogged history of sexual abuse aside.

It’s worth noting the Vatican is on board with the exhibit, which will feature religious items — papal robes, accessories and the like — alongside 20th-century fashions from major design houses. The modern clothing will be displayed alongside ancient art in the museum’s Medieval and Byzantine galleries “to provide an interpretative context for fashion’s engagement with Catholicism.”

There’s a risk of offense that comes when separating religious symbols from their context and treating a meaningful symbol as an accessory, as we’ll likely see in the modern fashions that appear in both the exhibit and on the Gala’s red carpet. (It wouldn’t be the first time the Met has been accused of courting appropriation. The outfits seen at the museum’s 2015 Gala for its “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibit sparked plenty of conversation about the topic.) Seeing religious art and symbols on tight-fitting clothing, presented in a more sexualized way, might ruffle feathers as well.

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この記事のURL2017-11-16 11:19:30

20171114(火)

Victoria Beckham to design for Reebok

Victoria Beckham to design for Reebok

Victoria Beckham is set to design for Reebok, in what might be the poshest activewear you’ll ever own.

However, the fitness-centred collection won’t be too serious, with Beckham hoping to challenge how we see (and wear) athleisure moving forward.

“To challenge the traditional notions of fitness wear within a fashion context is something I have always wanted to do,” she said in a statement. “I have always championed instilling confidence in women and Reebok is a brand that has been at the forefront of this same message for decades.”

No pieces from the collection have been released just yet, but if Beckham’s Instagram announcement outfit is anything to go by, we can expect loose silhouettes with a relaxed, off-duty style — less Posh Spice and more Sporty, essentially.

“As a brand, we look to partner with not just influential women, but women who want to truly change the world,” said senior vice president of women's initiatives at Reebok, Corinna Werkle. “There's no better embodiment of this than Victoria. She is a true visionary who possesses a relentless desire to help women become the best version of themselves.”

Reebok x Victoria Beckham is set to hit stores in late 2018.

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この記事のURL2017-11-14 15:30:55

20171111(土)

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian says one of her biggest fashion regrets is also the hardest thing she gave up wearing

In recent years, Kim Kardashian West has become a fashion icon. She has graced the covers of magazines like Vogue and often gets a spot on best-dressed lists.

During an interview with INSIDER to promote her new style app, ScreenShop, the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star spoke about her love of fast fashion, and her move to wearing more simple clothes.

The KKW Beauty founder hasn't always been known for her sense of style, however.

"I definitely have style regrets," Kardashian West told INSIDER. "I mean, I wear some things and I'm just like, 'Why did I wear that?'" In particular, she remembers "anywhere from 2007 to 2011, 2012" as her worst years for fashion.

It's true that her style has changed considerably since then, as we've seen her go from wearing bright colors and cheetah print to a far more subdued color scheme and no patterns at all.

For Kardashian West, getting rid of her collection of Christian Louboutin Daffodile Platform heels marked the biggest turning point in her style transformation.

"That was the hardest thing for me, to transform from wearing a platform to no platform at all. I would literally wear the triple platform heels that were super crazy," she said. "I remember the Louboutin Daffodiles — like the really tall ones. I was obsessed with them, I had them in every color, everything."

Although they are sold out on Neiman Marcus' website, the shoes, which have six-inch heels, are currently listed at $945. The Louboutin heels no longer appear to be in production.

Doing away with the shoes made the 5' 3'' reality TV star feel insecure about her height. "It was just hard for me to wear no platforms," she said. "I felt so short." (As someone who is just a little shorter than Kardashian West, I can certainly relate.)

These days, the mom of two — who is expecting a third child — seems to prioritize comfort when it comes to choosing her outfits.

"My style now has been very low-key," Kardashian West said, adding that she is "so busy running around being a mom" that she often opts for clothes that are "easy to put on."

She also seems to be more confident in her body lately. "I feel like I'm in really good shape right now, like the best shape I've ever been, so I do wear a crop top a lot," she said. Bike shorts are another item she mentioned wearing because of their simplicity.

Despite working with an in-house stylist to create her looks, Kardashian West admitted that she doesn't always get it right with her outfits. "I still have fashion regrets," she said. It's refreshing to know that even a fashion icon isn't immune to the occasional faux pas.

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この記事のURL2017-11-11 11:56:03

2017119(木)

Houston designer hosts

Houston designer hosts a 'fashion funeral' to say goodbye to Harvey and signal a fresh start

HOUSTON --When Hurricane Harvey flooded their Fleetwood subdivision in west Houston, Gayla and Russell Bentley, along with their dog, Skipper, were rescued by a Coast Guard boat. They had to wait two weeks to return to their neighborhood, which had never previously flooded in the 27 years they had lived there, for the chest-deep water to recede. And when they did, they found nearly all of their furniture and personal belongings had been destroyed.

They don't have flood insurance (friends have started a YouCaring crowdsourcing relief fund to help them out), but they still have a good sense of humor and a keen understanding about the important things in life.

Though the first floor of their home has been stripped down to the studs and it will be months before they can move back in, they decided they needed some closure now. So on a recent sunny afternoon, the couple and Gayla's pal, Laura Beggins, invited their friends and loved ones to a "fashion funeral."

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この記事のURL2017-11-09 16:27:19

2017117(火)

What I wore this week

What I wore this week: a cardigan

There are days when the wanton extravagance of fashion seems like the grotesque death throes of late stage capitalism, and others when it feels like one of the many small sweet ways in which we manifest our love for fellow humans and honour how lucky we are each day to be waking up and getting dressed on this beautiful planet.

ame for you, right? Pretty sure I speak for all of us here. Well, the good news it that today is one of the latter, better, days. Because cardigans. (And yes, that is a sentence; do try to keep up.) If you find yourself doubting, on the dark days, that fashion is an OK thing to care about, remember this: cardigans are on-trend this season.

If that is not reason enough to embrace fashion, I don’t know what is. The nights are drawing in, your skin is pale and goose-bumped, the boiler is making an ominous noise that you don’t remember from last year, but – we can go online and see if that oversize bubblegum pink cardigan with the jewel embroidery is back in stock in the right size at Zara. And one day it will be, and you will punch the air with joy. OK, maybe that very last bit is just me, but still.

There is something deeply comforting about a cardigan, in a tea-bath-bed kind of a way. Like a log fire, or buttered toast. The particular type of cardigan you will be wanting this season, however, is probably not one of the ones you have in your wardrobe already. That charcoal one that is always to be found hung up under someone else’s coat in the hallway is not what we are after here.This season’s Gucci show had a floral-knit, lurex-ruffled cardigan worn with a picture hat and cinched with a bumbag; at Prada, a kingfisher blue bejewelled cardi was worn over a bra top and with a feathered skirt. These cardigans retail for about £2,000, which is clearly bonkers and brings us full circle to aforementioned late stage capitalism. But they were gorgeous to look at on the runway, and have inspired some beauties on the high street. Fashion is crazy. On the other hand, cardigans are never a bad idea.

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この記事のURL2017-11-07 11:24:01

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