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Category ‚Runway Show‘

Why Runways Are So White

20 March 2013, 16.51 | Posted in Models, Runway Show | 4 comments »

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It’s been widely covered but don’t want to miss posting the Buzzfeed article from yesterday, asking why runways are so white. Five top casting directors responded and it’s clear from some of their answers that the simple answer is that they themselves are racists–sometimes it’s actually that simple! Barbara Nicoli, casting director for Burberry, Marchesa, Gucci, Emilio Pucci, Armani Privé & Saint Laurent was the most egregious, taking an old worldview on not only body types but what is sexy:

“It’s also true that, for example, Caucasians have a specific body type, black girls have a specific body shape, and Asian girls have a specific body shape. So I guess there are some collections where it’s more perfect for an Asian body shape because they are more flat and less sexy, in a way. Asians, they are not curvy, so to put an Asian [who's] very flat [with a] baby body shape in a show where normally the designer knows they love sexy, beautiful, curvy girls, it’s a bit of nonsense.”

But as bad as she was, casting director James Scully was amazing, calling out some of the heaviest hitters in the industry:

“I feel the Dior cast is just so pointedly white that it feels deliberate. I watch that show and it bothers me — I almost can’t even concentrate on the clothes because of the cast. And recently they’re changing from a very diverse, worldwide, multicultural cast to just a very Germanic-looking white girl. If I were at Dior tomorrow, there would be black girls in that show. I was also disappointed that Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and kind of every other important fashion house — not one of them were racially diverse at all this season. My own personal stance is that the more diverse, the better. A lot of my casts were indicative of that, especially Jason Wu and Tom Ford.”

This is why I laugh when old media “journalists” complain and kvetch from their front-row seats about fashion bloggers ruining fashion, meanwhile oohing and ahhing about Chanel’s globe for half of their so-called reviews and complaining about who was or wasn’t invited for the rest.  The truth is if new media didn’t come along someone would have had to invent it because old media coverage of fashion was failing badly and the unfortunate part is that its classist/racist world views still dominate and continue to poison the fashion environment of today.

Runway: Junkfood Art House ‘Le Look Smurfette’ By Lois & Samia Of Highsnobette

01 March 2013, 01.42 | Posted in Fashion, Runway Show | 1 comment »


Because there is nothing like the moving image when it comes to a runway enjoy Le Look Smurfette runway show video. Music by Jasmine Solano!

H&M Celebrates Runway Comeback At Paris Fashion Week

28 February 2013, 12.43 | Posted in Fashion Week, Runway Show | 4 comments »

It has been eight years since H&M presented a runway show for its signature label. In 2013 the Swedish fashion retailer now decided to celebrate their runway comeback and showed their upcoming Autumn/WInter collection along Paris Fashion Week. With an elaborated show on the grounds of Musse Rodin, H&M gave all attendants the opportunity to take a glance at the collection for next Autumn, that offers a bold mix of classic silhouettes and feminine dresses. The clothes didn’t show anything that we haven’t seen at this fashion week but anyway managed to keep up with the ‘big’ ones.

Among the guests were Ashley Olsen, Chloe Moretz and Emma Roberts just to name a few. Take yourself a look at what happened yesterday by watching the video here above. Enjoy!

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Photo: Benoit Tessier / Reuters

Aila Wang (Niece Of Alexander) In 6-Inch Wheats!

15 February 2013, 18.09 | Posted in Fashion Week, Runway Show | 1 comment »

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It’s the New York Fashion Week photo we always love stumbling upon–muse and niece of Alexander Wang, Aila Wang, in attendance at the Autumn 2013 runway presentation wearing some looks custom designed for her by Wang. The cutest part of all? She’s wearing 6-inch Wheat Timberlands, the current “everything” New York City boot brand.

NYFW: Mara Hoffman Autumn 2013

15 February 2013, 17.45 | Posted in Fashion Week, Runway Show | 2 comments »

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Mara Hoffman has such genius command for combining color, print and fabric. Really, I ask you, who among current designers is better?

See more of Mara Hoffman’s  New York Fashion Week presentation for Autumn 2013 on the next page.

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NYFW: Altuzarra White Fur Autumn 2013

15 February 2013, 17.32 | Posted in Fashion Week, Runway Show, fur | 1 comment »

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Every fashion week has its moments, and Altuzarra’s white and black fur including a fur tail detail (above) certainly was one of the attention grabbers that had everyone buzzing–for a day at least!

NYFW: The Blonds Autumn 2013

15 February 2013, 17.24 | Posted in Fashion Week, Runway Show, photography | No comments »

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Alas, busy preparing for our own runway presentation, we couldn’t make it to the New York Fashion Week presentation for The Blonds, as everyone knows always one of the greatest shows on earth. However, we did send photog wonder kid Rashid Samuel, who took some really amazing shots for all of us to enjoy. Above are the designers for The Blonds, David & Phillipe Blond, taking a final strut around the runway.

All images by Rashid Samuel. See more on the next page.

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NYFW: Timo Weiland Autumn/Winter 2013 Runway

08 February 2013, 12.27 | Posted in Fashion Week, Runway Show | 1 comment »

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On the first day of NYFW, Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein showed an amazing collection for Timo Weiland Autumn/Winter 2013. Fleece-lined leather jackets played a key role, and were often combined with wide leg pants and leather everything. The mixture of rugged cold weather materials combined, menswear-inspired looks and femmy skirts and dresses should leave everyone from the tomboy to the girly-girl with options this Autumn.

Photos by Jacob Breinholt

Check out the runway pictures on the next page.

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Copenhagen Fashion Week: Wood Wood Autumn/Winter 2013 Runway

04 February 2013, 13.04 | Posted in Fashion, Fashion Week, Runway Show | 1 comment »

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Last week, Wood Wood presented their Autumn/Winter 2013 collection titled “In The Club” during Fashion Week Copenhagen. The line features elements of sport and mixes the typical New York cool with the distinct Wood Wood aesthetics. The collection consists of hybrids of classics redefined with new detailing that fuse tailoring and performance expressions.

Check out the rumway images on the next page.

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Chanel Couture Wedding Dresses Spring 2013

22 January 2013, 16.13 | Posted in Couture, Runway Show, Weddings | No comments »

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Chanel showed its Couture collection for Spring 2013, in Paris yesterday. What more can be said–it’s Chanel, seemingly never changing or timeless if you prefer. And up close no doubt the workmanship could cause one to become weak at the knees or even faint.

See more runway looks on the next page.

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