• Fashion

    Designer Phoebe Philo Returns to Fashion With Her Own Brand

    Designer Phoebe Philo announced her return to fashion after a three-year break, following her exit from fashion house Celine back in 2017. The designer joined the label back in 2008 and made a tremendous impact not only on the brand but on the fashion industry as a whole. Philo will be returning with her own eponymous label, backed by the world’s largest multinational corporation, LVMH. The corporation will only have a minority stake in the new Phoebe Philo brand, allowing the designer to fully express herself without restrictions. In an announcement about her return, Philo said that “being in my  

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    Fashion retailer Zara condemns anti-Palestinian comments made by designer

    Fashion retailer Zara on Tuesday condemned anti-Palestinian comments made by one of its senior designers after the remarks spurred calls for a boycott of the Spanish apparel line on social media. Vanessa Perilman, Zara’s head designer for its women’s department, got into an online argument with model Qaher Harhash, who is Palestinian, over his advocacy for the people in Gaza. “Maybe if your people were educated then they wouldn’t blow up the hospitals and schools that Israel helped to pay for in Gaza,” Perilman wrote to Harhash on Instagram over direct message on June 9. “The people in my industry  

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  • Shopping

    Bag designer Brandon Blackwood walks away with vintage Chanel during epic shopping spree

    Brandon Blackwood, one of the top bag designers in the game, went on an epic shopping spree at What Goes Around Comes Around in New York City, and walked away with over $17,500 worth of vintage Chanel bags. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Brandon is a bag designer whose pieces have been featured at retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, and Nordstrom. As Brandon stepped into What Goes Around Comes Around, he immediately took viewers on a grand tour of the designer bag haven, happily dishing out expertise as well as some personal anecdotes. 

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  • Jewelry

    Caitlyn Minimalist Jewelry Designer Kate Kim on Etsy Success

    Illustration: Rachelle Baker It’s not unusual for jewelry designer Kate Kim’s pieces to bring customers to tears. Since 2013, she has been selling custom, hyperpersonal accessories through her Etsy shop, Caitlyn Minimalist: necklaces featuring the handwriting of a relative who passed, rings with newborn babies’ fingerprints, friendship bracelets with secret messages — the kind of stuff you buy to commemorate a special person or occasion and then buy again when you have something else to celebrate. Kim estimates her returning-customer rate is about 40 percent, and she sees between 60 and 100 percent overall growth year over year. This  

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  • Fashion

    This Designer Is Using Fashion To Create Queer Crip Joy

    Sky Cubacub aims to fill the void of adaptive apparel with Rebirth Garments: the first … [+] size-inclusive clothing line for disabled, queer and trans people. Grace Duval via Rebirth Garments “Typically in fashion, they make it all about the clothing,” says Sky Cubacub, a queer, disabled artist who believes the garment should be used to accentuate the individual, rather than the other way around. Cubacub has always used fashion as a way to feel seen. But as a young adult, they struggled to financially access clothing that both enabled them to explore their gender identity—like binders and packing underwear—and  

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