Tag: Fashion and Apparel

in her words: Finding Clothes, and Identity, Outside Men’s and Women’s Wear

ImageCreditAgnès Ricart Welcome to In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “I would like to see anybody wearing my clothes, and I do mean anybody.” — Claire Fleury, a fashion designer […]

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Karl Lagerfeld, Remembered by His Friends and Collaborators

Karl Lagerfeld, who died Tuesday, was a rare and powerful constant in the notoriously changeable fashion world. During his 36-year tenure at Chanel, where he became the creative director in 1983, he solidified the conventions of modern ready-to-wear — with its round-the-year collections, high-low mix and celebrity affiliations — and […]

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After Karl Lagerfeld, What’s Next for Chanel and Fendi?

Karl Lagerfeld’s death leaves a void atop two of fashion’s biggest names, Chanel and Fendi, and signals a potentially seismic shift on the industry’s creative side at a time of heightened flux in the global luxury market. Chanel has already named Virginie Viard, a relatively unknown company insider based in […]

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Fashion review: Hey, What’s That on the Runway? I’ve Never Seen That Before

ImageProenza Schouler, fall 2019.CreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times On Monday afternoon, as hundreds of pet owners gathered in the familiar confines of Madison Square Garden for the Westminster Dog Show, Proenza Schouler lured the fashion crowd to the 22nd floor of an unfinished building in the newly gentrified […]

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In the Mosh Pit of American Fashion

On Friday evening, around the same time that Jeremy Scott was sending out his black-and-white crystal-strewn comment on the tabloid news cycle, Marcus Wainwright of Rag & Bone hosted what he called “A Last Supper” in the soaring confines of the former Williamsburg Savings bank in Brooklyn. Guests dressed in […]

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Gucci and Adidas Apologize and Drop Products Called Racist

Less than a week into Black History Month, in two episodes of retail déjà vu, Adidas and Gucci have apologized and pulled products criticized as racist. The offending Gucci item was an $890 black-knit women’s balaclava that could be pulled up over the lower half of the wearer’s face. The […]

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On the Runway: The Lessons of the Women in White at the State of the Union Address

For anyone who has ever thought that the use of clothing as a political tool was frivolous or overstated, or groaned at yet another piece insisting that a woman in a white pantsuit was making a statement, there was no better riposte than the State of the Union address on […]

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Unbuttoned: Rihanna and LVMH Make a Deal and, Possibly, History

Is Rihanna the Coco Chanel of the 21st century? Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton LVMH, the parent company of Dior, Givenchy and Fendi, apparently thinks so. It is in the midst of a deal to back her in a fashion brand, making her the first female designer of color at the […]

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Wedding album: Real Wedding-Day Looks From Our Couples

A custom bridal jumpsuit. Two matching, dazzling dinner jackets. A nontraditional marigold gown. The men and women featured in our wedding announcements wore wedding outfits that told many stories. Here is a selection of photographs from their weddings, with details on where they purchased their outfits and why. ImageNicholas Hovsepian […]

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Bulletin board: Why Covering Nancy Pelosi’s Hot Pink Dress Isn’t Sexist

ImageCreditIllustration by The New York Times; photograph by Andrew Harnik/Associated Press Last month, when Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, first met with President Trump about funding for a border wall, I wrote an article about the burnt orange MaxMara coat Ms. Pelosi wore when she […]

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Shop the Apocalypse

A surfeit of dystopian apparel was evident on the men’s wear runways this year. Junya Watanabe showed nylon anoraks, wool lumberjack jackets and firefighter coats adorned with the kind of bright reflective tape usually seen on school crossing guards. Prada trotted out padded nylon vests that look like they could […]

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Why N.B.A. Stars Are Trading In Their Nikes

Before last summer, every top N.B.A. draft pick of this decade had signed a sneaker endorsement contract with Nike or Adidas. DeAndre Ayton, this year’s No. 1 pick, did not. “We were dealing with Nike people, Under Armour and all the other shoe companies,” he said soon afterward. “We just […]

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The Torture of Dressing for Your Office Holiday Party

It’s the least wonderful time of the year. Maybe your office holds a holiday party every December, and you’ve got to move your awkward small talk from the break room to the local bar/restaurant/rented party space. Maybe you’re going straight from work to the school play or holiday concert, or […]

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Unbuttoned: The Power of the Yellow Vest

ImageYellow vests protest against fuel prices in Bordeaux, France.CreditCaroline Blumberg/EPA, via Shutterstock Someday the “gilet jaune,” the fluorescent yellow hazard vest that has become synonymous with the French outcry over fuel prices, growing income inequities and much more, will end up in a museum as one of the most effective […]

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A Winter-Coat Heavyweight Gives Trump’s Trade War the Cold Shoulder

PORTLAND, Ore. — Columbia Sportswear has spent years designing ski jackets and hiking boots to withstand the elements: wind, rain, snow and, increasingly, tariffs. Located on a sprawling campus adorned with hanging canoes, the 80-year-old retailer has long protected its outdoor gear from the whims of Washington by engaging in […]

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