Iris van Herpen Wins French Andam Prize

Afternoon Tea: Designer Shrink-wraps Models, Wins Prestigious Award

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Photo: Iris van Herpen

One of the most talked-about fashion shows during Fashion Week last March was Iris van Herpen’s shrink-wrap spectacle. The young, Dutch designer is known for her combination of “technology and technical craftsmanship,” which granted her enough notoriety and prestige to win France’s coveted Andam prize. Similar to the LVMH prize, it supports emerging designers in a big way. [Read More]

When it rains, it pours–at least at American Apparel HQ. Over the weekend, an international blogger for the brand re-posted an image to their Tumblr of what he assumed was Fourth of July fireworks. It was actually an image of the space shuttle the Challenger blowing up in 1968. Needless to say, the public was NOT happy. [Read More]

Freebies are always welcome, and if you have a name with a negative connotation (Nancy, Debbie, Gus), Fruit of the Loom is looking to gift you with some free undies. So far more than two million pairs have been claimed–does your name make the cut? [Read More]

There’s a shift happening in the fashion industry away from fashion as a way for women to make themselves more appealing to men (think oversexed fashion ads), toward fashion as a way for women to feel ownership over their own sexuality and style. As two openly nonheterosexual models, Cara Delevingne and Ireland Baldwin are two models at the face of the shift, whether they intended to be or not. [Read More]

Ricky and Rita sitting in a tree… Word on the street is that Rita Ora has herself a new beau and he’s none of than Tommy Hilfiger’s son Ricky, who is apparently a rapper (not that we’ve heard any of his songs). [Read More]

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