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What’s Next for the Fashion System? | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Last spring, as fashion brands announced pandemic-driven furloughs and store closures, Saint Laurent released a dramatic statement. The Kering-owned luxury brand planned to “take control of its pace and reshape its schedule” by abandoning the calendar of runway shows that had formed a key part of the luxury fashion business model for decades. Freed from this system, the brand said it would create its collections “with an up-to-date perspective, driven by creativity.”

The decision made waves far beyond Paris and fuelled a debate that had been growing in the industry ever since the rise of globalisation and the mainstreaming of the internet triggered questions on whether it still made sense to present collections via traditional runway shows, bundled together in fashion weeks according to Eurocentric “seasons” months before they hit stores in an age when the runway, at least for the bigger brands that anchor major fashion weeks, had largely

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Santa Fe fashion designer touts style, comfort to boot | Local News

Wendy Lane Henry vividly remembers the first pair of cowboy boots she ever bought.

She was a teenager walking through a Neiman Marcus department store in Miami when she spotted a pair of burgundy-colored alligator skin boots.

“They were so different,” said Henry, standing inside her store, Back at the Ranch, in Santa Fe, surrounded by hundreds of handmade cowboy boots she designed.

“My parents didn’t dress me up like a cowgirl,” Henry said. “But I just had to have them.”

Half a century later, cowboy boots have become what Henry is known for. From her cozy adobe shop on Marcy Street, Henry has worked to evolve the classic American footwear, combining traditional Western aesthetics with modern, high-end, fashion-forward sensibilities and designs.

“We are a luxury brand, the Rolls-Royce of cowboy boots,” Henry said. “We’re not ‘yeehaw.’ We brought our cowboy boots into the fashion world.”

Fashion has long been

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Crypto Fashion: Why People Pay Real Money for Virtual Clothes | Investing News

LONDON (Reuters) – People care what their avatars are wearing.

When the virtual world Decentraland said in June users could make and sell their own clothing for avatars to wear on the site, Hiroto Kai stayed up all night designing Japanese-inspired garments.

Selling kimonos for around $140 each, he said he made $15,000-$20,000 in just three weeks.

While the idea of spending real money on clothing that does not physically exist is baffling to many, virtual possessions generate real sales in the “metaverse” – online environments where people can congregate, walk around, meet friends and play games.

Digital artist and Japan-enthusiast Kai’s real name is Noah. He’s a 23-year-old living in New Hampshire.

After making as much in those three weeks as he’d earn in a year at his music store job, he quit to become a full-time designer.

“It just took off,” Kai said.

“It was a new way

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Philips Sonicare Partners with Fashion Brand Susan Alexandra to Create an Exclusive Bold and Bright Travel Accessory Collection | News

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — In a first-of-its-kind partnership, Philips Sonicare, the #1 dental professional recommended power toothbrush brand worldwide, has collaborated with New York-based fashion and accessory brand, Susan Alexandra, to create a custom limited-edition travel accessory line highlighting self-expression through whimsical, bold designs.

The collection is inspired by Philips One by Sonicare: a new power toothbrush curated specifically for those who are ready for a step up from manual toothbrushing, with portability and bold colors at the core of its design. It’s microvibrations coupled with soft, contoured bristles provide a gentle, yet thorough clean. Available in both battery-operated or rechargeable formats, and complete with a travel case, Philips One by Sonicare simplifies and maximizes the efficacy of oral care routines, all with a fun aesthetic available in eight unique colors: Mango, Miami, Midnight, Mint, Shadow, Snow, Sage and Shimmer.

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