Monday, April 20, 2015

WOW - The 10 Biggest Stories In Fashion This Week

The 10 Biggest Stories In Fashion This Week:

The gorgeous Liya Kebede on 'Vogue' Paris. Photo: Inez & Vinoodh
The gorgeous Liya Kebede on 'Vogue' Paris. Photo: Inez & Vinoodh

News

Fashion Out West: Christopher Bailey and Burberry staged a full-on runway show (catwalker Naomi Campbell included) to celebrate the opening of its Rodeo Drive store. Not surprisingly, the show attracted some big A-listers, including the Beckhams, Elton John, January Jones and Anna Wintour.

A New Direction: Gucci has released its first campaign under Alessandro Michele's creative direction. Much like the designer's debut collection, it's a far cry from the fashion house's typically sexed-up ads.

Cover Girls: While the fashion industry still has a long way to go when it comes to embracing diversity, Vogue Paris took a step in the right direction by featuring Liya Kebede on its May 2015 cover, making her the first of model of color to front the magazine in five years.

Hello, Skylight: Following the decision that Lincoln Center could no longer be used as the site of New York Fashion Week, IMG announced the new locations for the shows: Skylight at Moynihan Station and Skylight Clarkson Square.

Election 2016: After Hillary Clinton announced her presidential candidacy, many of fashion's heavyweights took to Instagram to share their endorsements. Here's who's already backing the former Secretary of State.

Further Reading

The Moment of Truth: Apple's marketing team has been working hard to win over the fashion crowd, but will the Apple Watch actually sell? We asked around to see if industry insiders are planning on buying.

Reinvention: Since its founding, contemporary womenswear brand Tibi had to go through some major transformations, including moving up its price point and narrowing down retailers. Here's how the label's founder, Amy Smilovic, navigates the middle ground between luxury and fast-fashion.

Label to Watch: Meet Victor Athletics, the U.S.-made athletic wear brand that got its business off the ground by raising $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Spring Beauty: Stuck in a beauty rut? No worries. We asked 11 editors (including our very own Cheryl Wiscchover) for their favorite newly-launched beauty products. Get your wallets ready.

The Business of Extensions: African-American women make up 70 percent percent of the market for hair extensions, but only 1 percent of beauty stores catering to that consumer base are actually owned by black people. Take a look at how entrepreneurs like Vixxenn's Nicole Sanchez are changing the game.

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