Month: September 2020

‘I Have Created a Squad of Digital Supermodels’

I am a fashion designer and earlier this year, a friend introduced me to a digital model named Shudu. I was impressed with how lifelike Shudu was and learned that she was the first digital supermodel, designed by a fashion photographer called Cameron-James Wilson. I was intrigued by how digital models and the underlying technology could be used to advance the world of fashion.

I have been around fashion for all of my life. My mother started a small company cutting and sewing clothing for different Italian brands, so growing up in Italy I spent a lot of time as a child in her company and observed the employees’ skills and their ability to create beautiful embroidery by hand. My father had a separate company that produced fashion accessories, which he then sold wholesale to factories that produced clothing. After graduating from high school, I went on to study art

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These Printed Crewnecks Are the Epitome of Cozy Fashion

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The fall season is almost here! There are plenty of reasons to be excited about autumn — warm apple cider, pumpkin patch trips, breathtaking landscapes. Basically, it’s the most social media friendly time of year, and we’re so here for it. Sweater weather means cozying up in our favorite knits and posting some instantly iconic selfies on Instagram!

But before that happens, we need to make sure our wardrobe is on point. In addition to chunky cardigans, we’re picking up one of these printed sweatshirts from BTFBM to have Us ready for the cooler climate!

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how Versace celebrated women of all sizes at Milan Fashion Week

Versace spring/ summer 2021
Versace spring/ summer 2021

It can feel as if we’re living through some kind of Greek myth these days. We may not be at Atlantis-levels of destruction just yet but if you’re feeling bleak, then Donatella Versace has some good news. Like many other designers in Milan this week, Versace, the high priestess of opulent glamour, dialled-up, rather than dialled-down the house look.

In a digital-only show, we saw ancient, broken columns and Medusa heads in an underwater world, quiet and abandoned. Then in marched Versace’s troop of sleek, modern mermaids, in strong dark tailoring at first, soon evolving into an uplifting spectrum of colour and decoration. This was Versaceopolis; ‘a utopian settlement created on the seabed and populated by strong and confident men and women.’  Medusa, whose image Gianni Versace chose as the logo for his brand, ‘reigns there with courage and strength.’

 Versace Spring/Summer 2021 - Reuters
Versace Spring/Summer 2021 – Reuters


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When Fendi Conquered the Great Wall of China

Few people knew at the time — not even Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi — but Fendi did not officially have permission to stage its fashion show on the Great Wall of China back in 2007.

“There is no procedure to do a show on the Great Wall. There is no single entity that controls the wall. We had to deal with 47 different entities and not a single one of them could approve anyone else’s,” Michael Burke, the-then chief executive officer at the Roman fashion house, revealed in an interview. “And you’d never get approvals. All you’d ever get is non-rejections.”

Thankfully, there were non-rejections right up to the moment when the models — 44 of them Chinese, 44 of Western origins — planted their heels on that 2,000-year-old stone wonder, creating some of the most astonishing runway footage of all time.

The audacious spectacle, which luxury titan

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