Since launching her eponymous line, sustainability-focused designer Olivia Rubens has been able to count numerous accomplishments on her CV including last year’s win at the International Talent Support competition in the Responsible Fashion award category. Rubens also recently joined the ranks of Reture, an e-comm platform that connects fashion creatives with consumers looking to give new life to old garments and accessories. In addition to crafting upcycled pieces to sell on the site, Rubens can also be tapped to update pieces from your closet, should you be so inclined. And on Sunday, April 25 at 11 a.m. EST, she’s hosting a livestreamed-workshop through Fashion Open Studio as part of Fashion Revolution Week. The event, which is open for registration now, will focus on repurposing, mending knits and the process of finger knitting. In advance of the workshop, we caught up with Rubens to learn more about her creative process and … Read the rest

When the term “vegan” was first coined in 1944, you’d have been hard pressed to find a soy-based cheese in your local grocery store. But today, with more vegan restaurants, brands and products popping up everywhere, commitment to a plant-based lifestyle has become increasingly accessible — and popular, especially among Gen Z. But while it’s been proven that vegan diets can lower our carbon footprint, the case is a little more complicated when it comes to vegan fashion.

Vegan leather, which was once considered a cheaper material and derisively labelled “pleather,” got a rebrand about a decade ago when brands started marketing it as a more ethical alternative to leather. Some of the first beloved fashion houses that helped popularize its use include Stella McCartney and Nanushka, a Budapest-based label that’s known expressly for its soft vegan leather. Now, the vegan leather industry — with its applications in fashion, footwear … Read the rest

The 2021 Oscars are right around the corner and while the ceremony will look different this year because of the ongoing pandemic, there will still be a scaled-back red carpet (because who couldn’t use a little fashion fantasy right now?). In anticipation of the April 25 ceremony, FASHION Magazine editors chose their picks for the best Oscars dresses ever. Read on for why these unforgettable Oscars looks will go down in history.

Cher in Bob Mackie (1986)

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And the award for Fashion Revenge goes to…Cher! The Bob Mackie creation might not be so shocking today, but in 1986 it ruffled more feathers than in the headdress that topped the wild and witchy look. Miffed at not being nominated for her role in Mask, the singer asked Mackie for a design that would convey her annoyance for not being taken seriously as an actress.Two years later … Read the rest

There was really only way to mark the occasion of Michael Kors’s 40th anniversary: By getting together some of the original supermodels of the 1990s, of course.

The beloved American designer recruited Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Shalom Harlow and Carolyn Murphy to walk the runway — in eye-catching shimmery gowns — for his Fall/Winter 2021 collection  The show, which celebrated the brand’s milestone, was recorded on location in New York City’s theatre district and streamed on April 20.

Naomi Campbell walks in the Michael Kors Fall/Winter 1999 fashion show in New York. Photography via Getty Images.

The supers were staples on ’90s catwalks — including Michael Kors shows, naturally. Together, they were behind some of the most iconic fashion moments. Christensen basically started a trend when she walked the Marc Jacobs-helmed Perry Ellis Spring/Summer 1993 runway wearing a plaid dress, cropped cardigan and Dr. Martens. Canadian Harlow brought many game-changing … Read the rest

Colourful statements are here for spring, and they’re coming for your jewellery box. Give the gold accessories we’ve been favouring for quite some time now a day off and swap in chunky, bold-hued pieces instead. Coloured, non-metal jewellery can be found just about everywhere right now — look no further than your Instagram feed for loops of lucite from Corey Moranis that look like wearable candy and Annele’s Be Grapeful earrings that look good enough to eat. Even indie brands housed on Etsy are becoming best sellers, with jewellery fans snapping up rainbow-coloured clay rings.

Give yourself a little colour therapy and browse 24 colourful jewellery pieces that are sure to life your mood this spring and summer.

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The latest from Miranda Kerr’s Kora Organics is here

 

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Supermodel Miranda Kerr-founded skincare brand Kora Cosmetics has just dropped its latest launch — Turmeric Glow Moisturizer. Available in luxe packaging (that’s refillable!), the rich moisturizing cream features nourishing and anti-aging properties, plus the brightening benefits of the superfood turmeric. And just like all Kora Organics products, the launch is infused with a crystal during the manufacturing process. This time, it’s Citrine, believed to support self-confidence, abundance and positivity. Sign us up!

An iconic early aughts M.A.C shade is back

Missing those early 2000s beauty trends? Well, you’re in luck. The latest M.A.C Underground drop (where the brand creates secret, ultra-exclusive small batch launches of only 1,000 pieces) is M.A.C Cosmetics Squirt Balm, a reimagined version of the cult favourite Squirt Lipglass that was launched 21 years … Read the rest

Watch the 40th anniversary Michael Kors fashion show live on April 20

On April 20, Michael Kors is unveiling its Fall 2021 collection, and you can livestream the show right here at 9:00AM EST. Return back next week to see the thumbnail above transform into your own front row seat. This is a milestone for the American label, as it celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. And if that isn’t exciting enough, the digital experience will feature a special performance from New York-born, Montreal-raised singer, songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright.

This show sits outside of traditional fashion week timing, and is a result of Kors’s announcement last year that he would be taking a new approach to the fashion calendar.

The Birds Papaya teams up with Hillary MacMillan to champion body confidence

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Prolific body confidence digital creator Sarah Nicole Landry, known by her handle The … Read the rest

British actor Ed Skrein is most well-known for his roles in Game of Thrones, the superhero feature Deadpool and the war flick Midway, which might explain why he’s garnered somewhat of a macho reputation. However, he wants you to forget everything you think you know about him.

We caught up with Skrein to chat about one of his latest roles outside of film — starring in the ad campaign for the Carolina Herrera fragrance, Bad Boy, alongside Karlie Kloss (who is the face of the brand’s Good Girl fragrance).

Below, Ed Skrein tells us why he’s over outdated notions of masculinity, why crying feels so good and the feeling he wishes he could capture in a scent.

What drew you to the Bad Boy fragrance?

I was immediately attracted to the freshness and the deep, dark sensuality of Bad Boy. It makes me think of my good and … Read the rest

When Alessandro Michele announced he’d be trailing away from the traditional fashion calendar to show Gucci in bi-annual seasonless collections, he was doing what few had already done. Little did we know, the Italian fashion maestro was winding up for more with his Gucci Aria collection.

The collection released this morning as a film includes the results of what Michele calls a “hacking lab” — the target being another luxury force in the stable of Kering brands: Balenciaga. The term “hacking” makes it clear this was not a collaboration, where both parties provide consent. This was a bold incursion into the world presided over by another designer: Demna Gvasalia.

Named Aria — which is defined as a solo performance in an opera — the collection was more of a dance with soft and hard in perfect harmony. Or perhaps Michele was suggesting that he would create an aria, by blending … Read the rest

Brooklyn-based power couple Nick Haramis, a Canadian whose current gig is editor-in-chief of Interview Magazine, and Misha Kahn, a multimedia artist who hails from Minnesota, have received much media attention for their eccentrically decorated apartment. Yet their decadent wardrobe choices also beg for a space in the spotlight thanks to an eclectic closet teeming with pleasingly tactile pieces and scads of items by designer Thom Browne.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ARKAN ZAKHAROV. “The more familiar I became with Thom’s work, the more I imagined an idealized version of myself in the clothes,” says Haramis.
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ARKAN ZAKHAROV. “nick said he’d never seen me look so giddy,” says kahn of when he acquired this quirky Comme des garçons sweater at one of the brand’s sample sales.

Haramis says his family “bopped around quite a bit” during his youth, and his early attempts at dressing were apparently equally all over the map: … Read the rest