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If you don't already own a bomber jacket then it might be time to invest, since, according to Google, it is emerging as one of the key fashion pieces of the year. The search engine has just released its Fashion Trends 2016 report highlighting the current style fads in the US and the UK, and the bomber has come out on top, with searches surging across cities in both countries since late 2015. Originally part of the wider 'military chic' trend, the bomber is becoming more versatile as a fashion item, thanks in part to celebrities such as Kanye West and Kim Kardashian regularly incorporating them into their streetwear looks.
By Astrid Wendlandt PARIS (Reuters) - French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel died on Thursday at the age of 86, mourned by President Francois Hollande as an inventor of "an attitude, a way of life". Rykiel was a rare women at the top of a world dominated in the 1970s, 80s and early 90s by men such as Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld, inspiring female self-empowerment through her tongue-in-cheek style, notably brightly striped sweater dresses. "It is a sad day but Sonia Rykiel leaves behind her an extraordinary legacy," Jean-Marc Loubier, chairman and chief executive of First Heritage Brands, parent company of the Sonia Rykiel label, told Reuters.
Sonia Rykiel, the influential French designer who helped shape the contemporary woman's wardrobe, died on Thursday at the age of 86 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. The pioneering Rykiel was a fixture in the industry for half a century, launching her own fashion house in 1968 buoyed by the Swinging Sixties craze in London and the emerging feminist movement across the globe. "She invented not just a style but an attitude, a way of living and being, and offered a freedom of movement," French President Francois Hollande said in a tribute.
Rihanna's debut Fenty x Puma show was one of the hottest tickets at last season's New York Fashion Week, but the star is shunning the catwalk for the Spring/Summer 2017 season. The singer and designer will instead opt to unveil her new collection via a series of pop-up stores in New York a few days before fashion week hits the city, WWD reports. Upmarket department store Bergdorf Goodman's pop-up will be selling clothes from the new collection, but shoppers looking to get their hands on RiRi's famous shoe designs will have to head to Six:02.
Lena Dunham has teamed up with her "Girls' co-star Jemima Kirke to star in lingerie brand Lonely's new campaign. Photographer Zara Mirkin shot the actresses in Brooklyn, New York, for the candid campaign, with portraits posted on Lonely's Instagram account showing the pair hanging out in ordinary-looking bathroom setting, while modelling some of the label's laciest pieces. Dunham, perched on the bathtub, rocks the olive green Penny Mist and Winona Oxblood combination, while Jemima wears Bonnie Powder Blue and Gigi Underwire.
Hong Kong-based designer Johanna Ho is the latest designer to add her personal touch to Puma, reports Women's Wear Daily, as she creates a 26-piece capsule collection for the brand. The designer used a selection of vintage Puma tracksuits to create the collection, which includes t-shirts, tracksuits and footwear. Items will retail for 2,300 Macau Pataca ($282) to 12,000 Macau Pataca ($1,472), and will be available exclusively at T Galleria by DFS's City of Dreams store in Macau.
Sonia Rykiel, the Parisian fashion designer who shook up the French style scene, has passed away at the age of 86. Rykiel burst onto the scene in the late 1960s, and remained the darling of the Parisian fashion world even after Parkinson's disease forced her to take a backseat in 2007, leading to her daughter Nathalie Rykiel taking over executive functions at the brand.
French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel, the so-called Queen of Knitwear, died on Thursday at the age of 86 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease, her daughter told AFP. "My mother died at 5:00 this morning at her home in Paris from the effects of Parkinson's," Nathalie Rykiel said. The pioneering Rykiel was a fixture in the industry for half a century, launching her own fashion house in 1968 buoyed by the Swinging Sixties craze in London.
After New York (September 8-15) and London (September 16-20), Milan is all set to hold its Fashion Week with a planned schedule of 60 shows. Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Max Mara, Fendi, Prada, Moschino, Giorgio Armani, and Versace will unveil their collections for the spring and summer of 2017 at a host of innovatively-staged events.
- Embattled star Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte lost two major endorsement deals following his false claim he had been robbed at gunpoint in Rio, with Speedo and Ralph Lauren pulling the plug. Both the global swimwear brand and the US fashion label said they were ending their relationships with the 32-year-old Lochte as his actions had not reflected the "values" they wish to promote. Lochte claimed he and three of his teammates -- all of them gold medal winners in Rio -- were mugged by robbers pretending to be police after a night out, but the story was quickly discredited by other witness testimony and surveillance video.
Ryan Lochte is plum out of luck when it comes to his sponsorship deal with Speedo, as the banana hammock company announced Monday that they will no longer support the swimmer after his shenanigans at the Rio Olympics. You now think of Speedo as the socially conscious company and not just the company that makes taking your kids to the beach an uncomfortable endeavor. NBC News looked at all of Lochte’s sponsorships and should they all drop him, he could lose millions of dollars, which is a shocking figure for those of us that only think about Lochte for one week every four years.
Straight after New York (September 8 to 15), the fashion world will be heading to the British capital where London Fashion Week sees the next round of spring/summer 2017 collection previews, with shows from the likes of Paul Smith, Charlotte Olympia, J.W. Anderson, Topshop Unique, Mulberry and Christopher Kane.
After menswear in June and haute couture in July, the fashion world is gearing up for the next round of women's ready-to-wear shows in September. The upcoming Fashion Month kicks off in New York on September 8, previewing spring/summer 2017 collections and showing the first signs of major changes currently shaking up the industry, with mixed collections on the agenda and designs heading straight from the runway to stores.
The 5,300-year-old Alpine mummy known as the Tyrolean Iceman died wearing leather clothes and accessories harvested from no less than five wild or domesticated species, a DNA analysis published Thursday revealed. Frozen solid after being fatally wounded by an arrow in the back, the brown-eyed, Copper Age nomad, nicknamed "Otzi", was discovered in 1991 in the Otztal Alps between Italy and Austria. A team led by Niall O'Sullivan, a researcher at the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman in Italy (and University College Dublin), put nine samples from Otzi's leather accoutrements under the microscope to determine their origin.
The eagerly awaited "TommyXGigi" capsule collection is now online to see at www.tommy.com. The fruit of a collaboration between the American fashion label and the star model, the collection has a sailor-chic vibe, with a multitude of details that nod to a life on the waves. This first sportswear chic collaboration is due to go on sale from September 1.
The luxury fashion and accessories brand has enlisted a number of talented personalities from different backgrounds to front its fall 2016 campaign. For its fall 2016 campaign, Kate Spade New York has called on not one but several muses from the world of arts and entertainment. Shot in a New York studio by photographer Emma Summerton, the campaign is fronted by the British model Jourdan Dunn, the actresses and singers Zosia Mamet and Bernadette Peters, the New York City Ballet choreographer and dancer Justin Peck, the dancer Xin Ying, the playwright John Guare, and twins Elise and Juliette Marold.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen, transgender beauty Lea T, samba dancers and possibly football great Pele in a star role will embody Brazil's multicolor glory at the Olympic opening ceremony Friday. Rio has a hard act to follow after London 2012's alternately humorous and jaw-droppingly sophisticated version. This opening ceremony, held in a country suffering its deepest recession in almost a century, will be more modest.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen, trailblazing transgender beauty Lea T and carnival dancers will show off Brazil in its multicolor glory at the Olympic opening ceremony Friday. Rio has a hard act to follow after London 2012's alternately humorous and jaw-droppingly sophisticated version. This opening ceremony, held in a country suffering its deepest recession in almost a century, will be more modest.