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Designers Team Up At Milan Fashion Week Spring 2022

milan fashion week spring 2022

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Once, a collaboration was the ultimate in cred—high married to low, luxe mingled with quotidian. But after this just-concluded Milan Fashion Week, that kind of move looks so, well, 2020. Now, designers who once existed in their own never-intersecting, competing lanes are merging, with unexpected results. Perhaps the blueprint for this was the Gucci/Balenciaga linkup we saw at the former’s Aria collection in April, whose “hacked” pieces melded Alessandro Michele’s embellished maximalism with Demna Gvasalia’s Matrix-ready edge.

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Fendi by Versace

Courtesy of the designer.

“Fendace,” AKA Fendi + Versace, was the portmanteau that became the talk of this Milan Fashion Week. But as the show notes for the collection were quick to declare upfront, “This is not a collaboration.” Instead, it was a meeting of the minds, as

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14 Emerging Footwear Designers To Know Now

How to make it in fashion and footwear today? Throw out the old rules — and stay the course, even when the going gets tough. That’s how today’s emerging designers are navigating the still-shaky waters of the industry’s fast-changing new normal. From shifting retail strategies to supply chain challenges — and an imperative on sustainability — a group of imaginative and agile creatives are charting new territory in the footwear and fashion industries.

After skipping a year, FN has once again compiled its annual comprehensive — but not exhaustive — list of 14 emerging talent paving the way in footwear design a post-2020 world.

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Titi Adesa

Designer Titi Adesa. - Credit: Courtesy of Titi Adesa

Designer Titi Adesa. – Credit: Courtesy of Titi Adesa

Courtesy of Titi Adesa

FOUNDER: Titi Adesa
BASED IN: Lagos, Nigeria, and London
LAUNCHED: 2019
MADE IN: Italy
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: After studying and practicing pharmacy, Adesa turned to her passion

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Meet The 4 Black Designers Previewing New Collections On The ESSENCE Fashion House Runway

The return of ESSENCE Fashion House is just days away and we’ve got so much in store as we prepare to bring you a glorious celebration of all things Black fashion like no other.

In addition to thought-provoking conversations and a showroom full of apparel and accessories from Black-owned brands to shop, four talented Black designers will be on hand to preview their latest collections on the runway. Keep scrolling to get familiar with Eclecticist designer Dani O, Arc of Andre designer Andre Moses, LAVNTG designer Megan Carter and Graycale Designer B.J. Gray.

Eclecticist designer Dani O is making quite the name for herself as a fearlessly talented creative with a knack for fun, flirty, flowy designs that effortlessly combine bold prints with signature fabrics that result in looks perfect for the chic fashionista who loves a little flair. We can’t wait to see what she sends down

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2 men found dead at former Gianni Versace mansion on Miami Beach day before anniversary of designer’s death

Police are investigating after two bodies were found Wednesday at a South Florida hotel that was once the mansion of the late fashion designer Gianni Versace.

Miami Beach police and fire rescue responded Wednesday afternoon after housekeeping at The Villa Casa Casuarina found the dead men in a room, officials said. The scene was contained to the hotel room and detectives have launched a death investigation, police said.

Officials didn’t identify the men or how they died.

Thursday marks the 24th anniversary of Versace’s fatal shooting outside the South Beach landmark.

On the morning of July 15, 1997, Versace was returning

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