Monthly Archives: September 2016

Paula Schneider steps down as CEO of American Apparel

In 2014, founder and first CEO of American Apparel, Dov Charney, was ousted from his position following allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct. The company had experienced a very rough patch leading up Charney’s departure; its hypersexualized advertisements combined with reports of harassment directed towards young women employed at countless American Apparel locations rightfully garnered… Read More

Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi Hadid collection presented at fair-themed Pier 16

Of all the labels and designers that rolled out aggressive marketing campaigns for New York Fashion Week, Tommy Hilfiger’s collaboration with Gigi Hadid was probably the biggest. The hype started brewing months ago with ads posted in countless subway stations across the five boroughs. The actual ad design was nothing groundbreaking, featuring the model posing… Read More

Tom Ford introduces “see-now-buy-now” menswear collection

Of the many labels and designers that presented during this month’s New York Fashion Week presentations, former Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent creative director Tom Ford may have generated the most buzz with his eponymous label. In early February, the brand followed Burberry’s lead by revealing that it would shift to a “see-now-buy-now” model for… Read More

Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 4 collection faces criticism

Kanye West’s popular and controversial Yeezy Season clothing line debuted its fourth iteration at New York Fashion Week earlier this month. The casting call was issued to select high-profile names, mainly the rapper’s friends and family, including the omnipresent Kardashian clan. While the eye-catching and dramatic outfits were clearly meant to dazzle, though, the presentation… Read More

Have a look at Lemaire’s Fall 2016 line for Uniqlo U

In the last few years, international “fast fashion” giant Uniqlo has seriously bolstered its image and reputation by collaborating with dozens of high-profile names. The “URBAN SWEATS” line designed by Alexandre Plokhov lent some darker, avant-garde credibility to the brand while the “+J” collections in collaboration with Jil Sander delivered fabrics of impressive quality at… Read More

Athletes lose sway over their own branded apparel

Just over half a decade ago, the bulk of male street fashion looked incredibly different from today’s popular styles. Large, loud branded tee shirts were the norm before modern subtlety and more minimalist designs took over. The concept of athleisure was still confined to certain circles, and sweatpants were rare whereas joggers are now ubiquitous.… Read More