Month: October 2021

Are Designer NFTs And Digital Clothing The New Chic?

Once upon a time, fashion editorials and features were only ever published in print. If it didn’t make it to the next issue’s pages, it never happened. These days, anyone with a story or opinion can share their musings to the world via blog entry to social media post. Also not too long ago, clothes were painstakingly made following a tedious process of fitting, sourcing fabrics, cutting, pattern making and hand sewing. These were the golden days of tailored, custom garments—each lovingly made to be cherished and kept for ages.

Emergence of fast fashion in the 90s, however, completely changed the pace by which we consume style. It has also come at a costly price—excessive waste, pollution, carbon footprint, as well compromised standards

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Celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinati on men’s fashion essentials

With a stacked list of superstar clients including Ryan Reynolds, Rami Malek, Bradley Cooper and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, stylist Ilaria Urbinati is a true maestro of men’s fashion.

“When I started out, there were a lot more rules to menswear. People were not paying attention to men’s clothes; they didn’t care or notice,” Urbinati, who got her start as a fashion consultant on Showtime’s “The L Word,” told Page Six Style.

“But these days, there are no rules. The game has changed so much.”

For proof, look no further than Chris Evans’ Prince Charming-inspired look at the 2019 Oscars, or Donald Glover’s brown velvet Gucci suit at the 2017 Golden Globes. Both Urbinati-styled outfits turned heads — and made headlines.

Donald Glover at the 2017 Golden Globes
“This was the very first time I dressed [Donald Glover],” Urbinati said of this brown velvet Gucci moment from the 2017 Golden Globes. “He came in — we had
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Head to Toe, New Exhibition Opens at The Museum at FIT; November 17, 2021 – May 8, 2022

Head to Toe, New Exhibition Opens at The Museum at FIT; November 17, 2021 – May 8, 2022

NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Museum at FIT (MFIT) presents Head to Toe, an exhibition that explores the history of Euro-American women’s fashion from 1800 through the early twenty-first century by examining the role of accessories within the total ensemble. Accessories communicate socially constructed ideas, including femininity, sexuality, modesty, race, class, power, and modernity, as well as illuminate changes in the broader social landscape. Although they are often seen as ancillary to garments, accessories have always been essential components of the fashionable ensemble, and serve as important objects for understanding how women express their personal identities.



“Accessories have become so central to fashion that they are hardly an accessory anymore,” says Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of MFIT. “In fact, even in the nineteenth century, hats, gloves,

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Shop and support women-owned businesses

TODAY Lifestyle and Commerce contributor Jill Martin has been putting women-owned businesses in the spotlight since 2019 with the on-going series “She Made It” on the 3rd hour of TODAY. With each segment, Jill brings viewers the stories of trailblazers from all across the country, across a range of industries.

However, one segment during the show isn’t enough to do their stories justice. So, Jill is bringing back some standouts in a “She Made It” streaming special on TODAY All Day, airing at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 27. In the half-hour-long event, she’ll be catching up with women who are making their mark in the fashion and beauty industries — women who overcame obstacles, didn’t take “no” for an answer and, ultimately, “made it.”

During the special, Jill will also be sharing her curated list of small businesses to shop and

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