Reese Witherspoon’s daughter Ava Phillipe is now a model
Reese Witherspoon may be busy running various companies, starring in award-winning TV shows and championing change around the world for women but her daughter, 18-year-old Ava Phillippe is busy too.
Aside from making her debut in Paris last year, Phillipe has been flexing her modelling prowess, featuring in Rodarte’s new autumn/winter ’18 look book.
The look book, which features women the fashion house is inspired by, also includes pregnant Kirsten Dunst, Rowan Blanchard and musician Grimes.
Phillipe can be seen in two ensembles for the look book, a pink gown with red floral detailing and a white gown with complementary umbrella. While Phillipe was overjoyed to be handpicked for the gig, it’s unclear whether this is a one-off for the teenager or something of a passion we can expect to see more of.
PYER MOSS DEBUTS REEBOK COLLABORATION COLLECTION AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
Following the announcement of Reebok linking up with Pyer Moss and its founder Kerby Jean-Raymond in November, the already-buzzy collaboration finally made its debut at New York Fashion Week on Saturday night with a memorable, moving runway show.
A choir took the stage to perform music curated by Raphael Saadiq, including tracks by Kendrick Lamar, Gil Scott-Heron, Boris Gardiner, Lalah Hathaway, Bruce Springsteen and Saadiq's own "Skyy (Can You Feel Me?)." It was the perfect musical backdrop for Jean-Raymond's Fall 2018 collection titled "American, Also," inspired by 19th-century Black cowboys and featuring his first foray into women's wear.
"The collection is the beginning of our journey in telling the story of underrepresented groups of Americans. We're starting the conversation and this new direction for the brand by first speaking about the original American cowboy," said Jean-Raymond in an official statement provided by Reebok. "The phrase cowboy, which was meant to be demeaning and derogatory is being re-seen as regal and spiritual. Our hope is to continue to challenge traditional narratives of minority groups in this country and tell uplifting stories within our work, which encourage inclusion."
Australian label Kitx to show at Buckingham Palace
A once in a lifetime opportunity presented by the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange for artisans in British Commonwealth nations.
On February 19, sustainable fashion will get a stage most designers could only dream of: Buckingham Palace. Livia Firth, the founder and creative director of Eco-Age, has launched a new initiative called the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange, which partners designers with artisans in British Commonwealth nations to create pieces that are environmentally conscious and highlight each country’s heritage crafts. The finished products will be on display at a reception at the tail end of London Fashion Week.
Kitx was a no-brainer to include. The Australian designer Kit Willow has been dedicated to ethical and low-impact design since she started her brand in 2015, and takes it about 10 steps further than her peers. For her Fall 2017 collection, for instance, she used pailettes made from recycled bottle caps that took years to develop; in this fast-paced industry, that sort of patience is hard to come by. It earned her a fan in Emma Watson, Hollywood’s most ardent supporter of ethical fashion. Willow’s main concern is the sourcing of materials: She uses 100 percent organic silk when she can, or switches to cupro, which has a similar feel but is made from recycled cellulose, a byproduct of cotton. She also uses tons of linen, which is organic and requires less water and fertilizers than cotton, and often mixes cupro and linen together for a surprisingly glossy, satin-y hybrid. “Fashion is the second-biggest polluter in the world, and a lot of it comes down to the materials,” she explains. “We forget that fashion starts at the dirt level. It starts with the farmers, the cotton crops, the dyeing, the deforestation of trees for [wood-based fabrics like] viscose . . . . It has a profound effect on water and land, which is where we’re seeing the impact now.”
Future of fashion
The footprint of Bangladesh in the global apparel industry goes back to the early 1980s and by now the industry has achieved phenomenal growth in exports.
Until recently, the global apparel sourcing trajectory had been following a cost-based model and always found its way to cheaper destinations.
But as the evolution of fashion continues, global trade is increasingly affected by factors like fast fashion, social and environmental compliance, and responsible business.
Fortunately enough, the strategies adopted by Bangladesh over the years have mostly been in favour of the industry, which is why we could position ourselves as the second largest apparel exporting country in the world.
Our exports reached a value of $29.21 billion in 2017 from a meager $31 million in 1983.
In recent years workplace safety has become a major concern for the industry, and after addressing this issue the apparel industry is now making commendable strides towards environmental sustainability.
Smart world, smart fashion
The world is progressing faster in information technology and connectivity through smart devices. Only in 1985 we started to learn how to connect our files in the computer storage through a network system. The world now is virtually connected with almost zero lapses in time.
Fashion’s Push for #MeToo is Ignoring a Significant Number of Women
25 On-Trend Shoes to Shop at Zara Immediately.” “Gigi Hadid Rocked a Cute AF Sweater From H&M and You Need It.” “These Zara pearl biker boots are what your January needs.” “Forever 21’s new Riley Rose beauty stores have everything you need.” “H&M's stylish, eco-friendly sport collection is out!” “Zara's Winter Sale Is Finally Here!”
These are a few of the recent headlines from mainstream fashion publications. Coupled with striking street style photos and click-garnering celebrities, they all promote fast fashion. This an interesting – and perplexing – approach in the current climate if you think about it, and one that is worthy of discussion.
At a time when women-centric activism is at a high, the feminist movement continues to gain steam, particularly in the U.S., and hordes of women are speaking out in an attempt to help rid workplaces of the rampant culture of sexual harassment and other abuses, the fact that the fashion media continues to overlook the women in the supply chain – particularly in connection with fast fashion (the focus here is fast fashion, as this is the segment of the market where abuses are unequivocally the most frequent) – is problematic.
Diversifying high-end fashion on the red carpet, runway
NEW YORK (WABC) --The high-end fashion industry has long been criticized for catering to just one demographic: young, thin, and often, white. But some designers are bucking the trend and embracing diversity.
Now, it's being called the "new beauty" that is fashion for women of all ages, shapes and sizes. What began on the red carpet is a trend that has now swept onto the runway, and it reflects a dialogue that's become part of Oscar season
"How wonderful it is that our careers today can go beyond 40 years old," Nicole Kidman told the audience at The Screen Actors Guild Awards.
What's true in Hollywood has now reached New York's Fashion Avenue, where one new star model, Maye Musk, is just shy of 70 years old.
"It's whole new ballgame," said Alex Badia, who is style director at Women's Wear Daily, or WWD. He says the entire look of the runway is changing.