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News: Designer Rathore Turns Painter

Famed Indian designer Raghavendra Rathore told The Times of India over the weekend that the work of Johannes Vermeer helped to inspire him to explore the medium of art instead of fashion. “Art to me is a reflection of our times. Every emotion and the rigid landscape of life inspire the need to express thoughts on canvas and everything depends ... Read More »

Spotlight On…Galeries Lafayette, Paris

One of the most famous department stores in Paris, and perhaps the world, the Galeries Lafayette, had surprisingly humble origins. In 1893 Théophile Bader and his cousin Alphonse Kahn opened a fashion store in a small haberdasher’s shop at the corner of rue La Fayette and the Chaussée d’Antin, Paris. In 1896, the company was successful enough to purchase the ... Read More »

News: Art History and Blue Jeans

For something so everyday, so common, so fashionable, it’s a wonder that historians still haven’t figured out quite where the common denim blue jean comes from. Well now, where fashion historian have failed, it seems art historians may have succeeded in the discovering of a 17th-century northern Italian artist dubbed the “Master of the Blue Jeans.”   Unsurprisingly, the running ... Read More »

News: Fashion’s Night Out Heats Up

  This Friday night is Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out and the Karen Millen store in Soho is celebrating in style with the ever so hip dj DJ Justine D who will be spinning starting at 7PM. Justine D will be playing exclusively for Karen Millen and of her music, the designer says “Justine’s highly personal and selective approach to creating ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Liberty & Co.

  What was started by visionary Arthur Lasenby Liberty in 1874 with only a £2,000 loan from his father-in-law has since surfaced to become one of the most iconic British brands, Liberty & Co.   When Liberty opened his first store, he was convinced that he could change the look of homewares and fashion by carrying brightly colored ornaments, fabric ... Read More »

News: Fashion’s NYC Night Out

Do you obsess over Project Runway and model your wardrobe over Rachel Zoe? Then get ready for Fashion’s Night Out on September 10th. Happening in cities across the world, the epicenter of celebration will of course be New York City where there will be block parties like the Teen Vogue Block Party sponsored by ASOS and will include a full ... Read More »

News: André Leon Talley and LaQuan Smith

The Studio Museum Harlem has announced their latest in the series ‘Intersections: Conversations on Art & Culture.’ Next month’s installment will feature a conversation between writer, contributing editor to Vogue and “America’s Next Top Model” judge André Leon Talley and up and coming fashion designer LaQuan Smith. Smith’s custom designs have been seen on Lady Gaga and Rihanna to name ... Read More »

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