23 Long Cardigans to Wear Throughout Fall and Well Into Winter
Cozy options ahead.
Cozy options ahead.
Plus, Virgil Abloh's debut collection for Louis Vuitton hit stores.
It began with Brooklyn's Lo-Life Crew.
Plus, Lais Ribeiro will wear the $2 million Fantasy Bra at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai.
The move is part of the company's plan to restructure and cut costs.
Ralph Lauren has also dropped the athlete.
Start-up Oak Labs found a retail home for its first "smart mirror."
The crème de la crème of show-goer style.
One city down, three to go.
After more than a decade off the show calendar, Ralph Lauren will present both its Purple Label and Polo Ralph Lauren men's collections this summer.
Plus, Amazon and Twitter have partnered up to take care of your holiday wish list.
Lauren gave us a two-part show with the best of both worlds -- one certainly worth braving the blizzard for.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a fashion label that doesn't have at least a speck of a social media presence. But some brands are better at navigating this still-new space than others. To that end, social media-focused marketing firm Dachis Group has ranked the 15 brands that are doing the best job. Dachis tracked the real-time social activity—audience growth, engagement, advocacy, and "message propogation," aka the ability to get your news to spread around the web like wildfire—of 60 global apparel brands. Did your favorite make the cut? Click through to find out.
We're wriggling in our seats with excitement and counting down the days until the London Olympics start (July 27! Mark your calendars!), and little
Name: Justin Orvis Steimer Occupation: Painter, justinsteimer.com Who's your favorite artist? Roberto Matta. What would you never be caught wearing? Windbreaker pants.
Another question the Fashionista team is often asked, mostly by design students: "What does it take to launch my own label?" Well, it takes a lot of hard work, talent, and yes...money. The big problem: There aren't a ton of investors willing to put down cash on a new designer. As one serial investor once explained to me, "Fashion is a risky business. But it's not as sexy as film. Sometimes, people are lured by the glamor, but in general, the return on investment is so unlikely, most aren't willing to take the risk." In the movies, on the other hand, investors will still probably get to hang out with the star--even if the film doesn't make any real bank. So what's a young designer to do? Working for a bigger label is always an option. Adam Lippes worked at Polo Ralph Lauren for years before launching his own label. Chris Benz worked at J.Crew. Richard Chai worked at Marc Jacobs and Donna Karan. Loans from friends and family always help, but we understand that's not viable for most. Another way to do it? Get one of the few investors who do spend money on younger brands to notice you. Now, we're not advocating knocking down these people's doors. And you're probably going to have to come up with your own money to establish the company initially. But doing good work and networking should get you closer to your goal. Here are 10 companies/people known for investing in younger brands.