Gucci drama, New York Fashion Week, a night with Ruth E. Carter and more news from this week

Gucci pulls blackface balaclava
In what feels like the week of blackface admissions, Gucci added their own horse into the caustic race when on Wednesday a black balaclava sweater with red lips went viral on social media. In what looks like a deviation of look 41 from Fall 2018, the ‘what were they thinking’ moment led to the Italian label pulling the offensive product from stores and online. [NYTIMES]

29 artists were chosen for the 2019 Loewe Foundation Craft Prize
The Jonathan Anderson led Loewe Foundation Craft Prize, 3-years-running, has announced the 2019 shortlisted artist who will be competing. The competition aims to incubate contemporary craftsmanship and drew over 2,500 submissions globally, a passion of Anderson’s who is the creative director of the Spanish luxury house. The jury is composed of Anderson, the Prize’s previous winner Jennifer Lee, and representatives from design, architecture and museum curatorship. The prize is 50,000 euros, and will be presented on June 25th in Tokyo, alongside the Loewe Craft Prize 2019 exhibition at the Sogetsu Kaikan in Tokyo. [Wallpaper]

Here’s the official schedule for New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019
From Jeremy Scott to Marc Jacobs, don’t miss a beat!

Models.com’s NYFW F/W19 street style will be continually updated
Our street style photographer Melodie Jeng is dedicated to capturing the best off-duty looks and between show action. See every sidewalk fashion moment big and small by checking back for daily updates.

A special night with Ruth E. Carter
The women’s shows kicked off Wednesday night as IMG Fashion and Harlem’s Fashion Row partnered together to honor costume designer, Ruth E. Carter. The “Next of Kin” event at Spring Studios reimagined the Oscar-nominated artist’s work from films like Black Panther, Selma, Malcolm X, Amistad and more through the filtered lens of stylist Ib Kamara. Six sections cataloged the work The Hero, Men in Protest, Women in Protest, The Fly Guys,

11 Honoré started the party, too
Also in Spring Studios, size-inclusive online retailer 11 Honore started fashion week with a fun and inspiring show, featuring the work of designers like Christian Siriano, Brandon Maxwell, Zac Posen and Prabal Gurung on models Candice Huffine, Precious Lee, Marquita Pring and many more. If that wasn’t enough, actress Laverne Cox took the closing spot and boy did she command attention.

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