New York Men’s Fashion Week, We Bid You Adieu
New York wrapped up the Spring 2019 round of men’s shows this week with three days of presentations and shows full of bright and energetic clothes perfect for the searing weather outside. While most of the big names decamped for Europe this season—Raf Simons was back on his usual turf in Paris while Hugo Boss opted for Berlin Fashion Week—a number of younger voices came to the fore, reflecting a vision of diversity and inclusivity that marks a more daring turn for America’s overly commercial fashion capital.
Three Vogue Editors are reportedly Out
Is a changing of the American Vogue guard imminent? With rumors swirling around that Anna Wintour is stepping down from Vogue after the Septemeber issue, Business of Fashion reports per sources that veteran editors executive fashion editor Phyllis Posnick, fashion director Tonne Goodman, and West Coast editor Lisa Love will be stepping down but are set to “continue to work with Vogue in some capacity.” With Wintour’s almost 30-year-old reign, the fashion tome has been recently been undergoing a round of layoffs to cut print costs in the age of digital. Where’s the smoke, there’s normally fire (no pun intended).
Balmain teams up with Beyoncé
Rejoice Bee Hive, your Coachella prayers have been answered! Beyoncé Knowles has teamed up with Olivier Rousteing‘s House of Balmain to release her memorable sweatshirts worn during her Coachella performance with proceeds going to United Negro College Fund. Tonight, a collection of hoodies and tees will be launched exclusively at the Paris Flagship store on July 13th from 7 pm to 9 pm. But don’t fret if you’re not in Paris – a selection of worldwide retailers (read: Barneys, Net a Porter, Harrods, Printemps, and more) will also have the merchandise starting tomorrow, July 14th.
BALMAIN X BEYONCÉ • "What we all saw on those successive Coachella Weekends was nothing less than iconic. Her performance, message and music – along with the looks that we created together- made for one of those rare, indelible images that I believe will long remain in my generation's collective memory." @olivier_rousteing • EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE AT BALMAIN'S PARIS FLAGSHIP 44 RUE FRANÇOIS 1er, JULY 13, 7:00-9:00 PM • LAUNCHING WORLDWIDE JULY 14 @ BALMAIN.COM • #BALMAINxBEYONCE
Kylie Jenner Covers Forbes, Makes More Money Than All of Us
Where the Jenner/Kardashian clan go, frenzy follows and the latest news blurb is much in their normal fashion. Forbes Magazine has claimed that Kylie Jenner is on track to become the youngest billionaire ever with her Kylie Cosmetics empire, endorsements with Puma and PacSun, and of course her TV appearances on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Life with Kylie. Launched two years ago, she’s grown from selling lip kits to adding an assortment of eyeshadows and concealers along with it with customers selling out products in hours – an admirable feat no matter how you feel about reality TV. Make that money, KJ.
Ashley Graham is Beauty Star’s New Host
Ashley Graham secures her first leading television gig, furthering her ascent into household stardom. The Revlon ambassador is set to host Lifetime’s American Beauty Star season two, debuting 13 new episodes in 2019. Graham is also an executive producer of the show, along with Adriana Lima who hosted season one. She continues to build her name into a multi-hyphenate brand as top model and entertainer, previously co-hosting “The Talk” and judging on “America’s Next Top Model”, all the while breaking boundaries along the way as a plus-sized model toppling timeworn body standards.