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What’s been going on in the world of fashion this week? Well..


YEEZY SEASON 4

 NYFW kicked off this week, with Kanye’s YEEZY being one of the first presentations. Guests were reported to be waiting half hour at an abandoned smallpox hospital on Roosevelt Island after being shipped there in a bus from Manhattan. The juice was, apparently, not worth the squeeze.

 There are rumours of models fainting because of the heat, and one model took off her shoes before strutting down the catwalk. There were reports of shoes breaking as models really struggled to walk down the catwalk in them. A lot of the models looked like they gave up standing, and sat themselves down in the middle of the presentation. Kim, Kylie, Kendall and Tyga apparently arrived over an hour late, all decked out in Yeezy. Despite all the problems, Kanye looked happy as he took a lap of the presentation for applause.


STYLE.COM LAUNCH

 The internet welcomes a new luxury e-commerce site, style.com. The website previously housed catwalk live streams and was the go to link for fashion news (now you have Spice’s own Fashion Friday though so don’t panic). Now customers can buy Valentino, Gucci, Alexander Wang… all at the click of a button.

style.com is owned by Conde Nast, but runs as a stand alone organisation. You can flick through the glossy pages of Vogue, spy what you want to buy and pop it in your online basket all without leaving the comfort of your own home. Whilst there are other luxury e-commerce sites out there, such as matchesfashion.com and net-a-porter.com, Yasmin Sewell, style.com’s first fashion director, was questioned on the reason for another one. Her answer, plain and simple, sums up style.com ;

“not another one, a different one.”


THE WANG SQUAD

 

The It Girl Squad, Suicide Squad… as if we didn’t have enough Squad Goals already, Alexander Wang announced the cast for his AW16 collection to be previewed at New York Fashion Week. As well as bringing back Wang regulars such as Binx Walton and Anna Ewers, they will be joined by none other than Kylie Jenner and her boyfriend Tyga. Zoe Kravitz, Big Sean and A$AP Ferg also make the cut.


OSCAR DE LA RENTA

 Oscar de la Renta has opened it’s arms to old employees Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia and welcomed them as co-creative directors, following Peter Copping who headed the label since just before it’s owner’s death in 2014.

 CEO Alex Bolen says

“Oscar respected their talent, and their work with him brought tremendous critical acclaim and success to the company”, and that “We look forward to Laura and Fernando once again bringing their extraordinary design skills to Oscar de la Renta”.

 Their debut collection as creative directors will be Autumn/Winter 17.

That’s all folks, see you next week. x