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Kenneth Cole, a man with an eponymous foundation dedicated to social change, has yet again taken to Twitter to unabashedly use life-and-death political affairs as a means of pushing sales. In 2011, the designer left a bad taste in our mouths by linking the crisis in Egypt to his latest spring collection, and now he asks that his followers forget the threat of war in Syria and instead mind their footwear selections.
If there was any show to properly close the first official night of NYFW, Kenneth Cole’s return to the runway after a seven-year hiatus was it. Cole made anything but a quiet re-entrance — as the thunderous applause from a celebrity-filled front row showed.
Now that Project Accessory is officially running promos, we can officially say that we are excited for the Project Runway spinoff.
When we woke up Monday morning to what was more or less a torrential downpour, we couldn’t help but breathe a sigh of relief. A few days before, you see, we’d rather rashly agreed to be ferried to Kenneth Cole’s fall preview via a professional motorcycle driver, customized helmet and all. But after a night of feverish, bi-wheel, fear-induced dreams, we couldn’t have been happier to hear the ride was, at leas temporarily, called off. The preview itself, however, was decidedly worthwhile.
People around the world have been awestruck by the destruction caused by earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last week, and since then there’s been an outpouring of support from charities and relief organizations all over the world. The fashion community is no different, and its members have taken to a variety of tactics to raise support, money and simple awareness about the overwhelming obstacles Japan now faces. Herein, a few examples of how people in fashion have been trying to help — and how you can help, too.
Lea T had a great week and Gap had a horrible one, while Tom Ford was simply misunderstood. What else happened? Kanye and Karl teamed up, Rihanna may be a copycat and Gaga‘s Vogue cover is here.
Apparently Kenneth Cole knows there’s nothing like a violent political revolution to boost sales! Which is the only way to explain why he chose to link the crisis in Egypt on his brand’s new spring collection.
You’ve all heard of Blake Mycoskie‘s TOMS Shoes or Lauren Bush’s FEED bags — both of which are awesome and very gift-worthy — but we thought we’d take a moment to highlight some of the other socially responsible and equally fashionable brands out there. So if you’re shopping for loved ones and feel like giving a bit more than just a gift, these eight items will give you (and your giftee) way more than just some extra bang for your buck.
Not to be confused with Dana Lorenz’s main accessory line, Fenton, today’s featured brand Fallon is a defiant and youthful spin-off with equally-bold jewels at a lower price point. Of course, there is also Fenton/Fallon which is a capsule guest designer collection created by Lorenz for J.Crew… are you taking notes? I hope so, because all three lines are mah-jor and should be incorporated into your jewelry boxes ASAP! If you are unsure of where to start, I recommend a pair of Fallon’s Comet Earrings.
Today is the 79th day oil has been spilling into the Gulf of Mexico. Estimates for how much oil has spilled and how much damage will eventually be done to the region and to our world are incomplete at best, and attempts to do something about the spill have been stalled by bureaucracy, inadequate knowledge and tools, and what is probably a flat out lack of effort from BP. Like most other industries, the rag trade has been doing what it can to help Gulf Coast communities get back to some semblance of normal. Here are a few examples how fashion companies — and you! — can help.