Fashion

Annual Tribute fashion show honors up-and-coming model who died in drowning

ST. LOUIS – Mother Model Management hosted their annual Tribute Fashion show Saturday at the City Foundry. This year’s show welcomed home more than 60 models who have walked runways and modeled for brands and magazines all over the world to honor a model who died this past summer.

Kara Wrice was a 16-year-old incoming junior at Webster Groves High School and a rising star on the volleyball team. She was just beginning to make her print in the fashion industry before she died in a drowning in the Meramac River in Castlewood Park in July. Both her immediate family and her fashion family at Mother Model refuse to let her legacy die with her. 

Mary Clark, co-owner of Mother Model, said, “Her life was so spirit filled and energetic and happy and the impact she had on our models specifically was significant.”

Hundreds of St. Louis creatives, photographers, fashion

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From retail to styling for the Met Gala: Lancaster native Manny Jay soars in the world of fashion | Entertainment

Emmanuel Colon had just two weeks to style a Met Gala look for one of his longest-term clients, beauty influencer and entrepreneur Jackie Aina, when her invitation to the gala arrived late.

It was the first time he styled someone for fashion’s biggest event, held this year on Sept. 13. The theme was “American Independence,” a theme that could vary drastically given the person in attendance.

Aina decided to pay homage to Barbie, and from there, it was full speed ahead. He and his assistants looked for Black-owned fashion designers and eventually found Brooklyn-based Fe Noel, who created a silky, pink, ’90s Barbie-inspired dress for Aina.






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Beauty influencer Jackie Aina before the Met Gala with an outfit styled by Manny Jay.




The look, which the designer described as the “perfect mashup of glamour meets girl next door,” to fashion website Women’s Wear Daily, received acclaim from Vogue magazine.

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Fashion Designers Pivot to Interior Design

In just three short years, Bessie Afnaim Corral and Oliver Corral had achieved what many young designers only dream of. By February 2020, their label, Arjé, known and beloved for its trophy-status shearling jackets and coats, was being carried by every major retailer, from Net-A-Porter to Selfridges. Then the first wave of Covid-19 lockdowns hit. No one was shopping for clothes, let alone a $3,000 shearling; everyone was stuck at home. As retailers started canceling orders, the Corrals, who met as co–head designers of Donna Karan’s Urban Zen (and are now married), made a radical decision: They would pivot to selling homewares and ultimately liquidate their clothing archives.

Despite having no formal interior-design training, the Corrals channeled their creative energies into gut renovating the Manhattan one-bedroom duplex that previously served as their design studio and living space. Their Instagram Stories from the past year look like what the Magnolia Network

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Dubai Modest Fashion Week returns with a splash: 10 labels to watch



Munamer offers colourful modest swimwear


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Munamer offers colourful modest swimwear

Dubai is all set to host Modest Fashion Week once again, from Thursday to Saturday. The event, spearheaded by Think Fashion, will be held at Rixos Premium Dubai JBR. More than 40 brands, including e-commerce platforms such as Dubai’s Modernest, will showcase their designs on the runway and sell their wares at dedicated exhibitor booths.

This year’s theme is “Awakening”, and as we cautiously get back into the swing of dressing up and going out and about, here are 10 brands with statement modest styles that can be on your radar for the festive season.

Zeina Ali World

More is more appears to be the mantra of this Jordanian fashion label, which is the brainchild of fashion and travel blogger Zeina Ali Halabi. Volume, drama and picture-worthy pizzazz sum up the mood of the brand’s head-turning evening wear designs, which are

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