Radar: Sequins and Stamps

This week, we’re featuring everything from a recap of the Haute Couture shows to a discussion of the relationship between fashion and politics.  Read on for some of the most buzz-worthy news in fashion.

  1.  Chanel Couture

The Chanel Spring 2017 haute couture show is what fashion dreams are made of: classic, perfectly tailored suits, lovely hues of pastel pink, green, and ivory, ballerina-inspired shapes, and dresses adorned with ostrich feathers.

  1.  Elie Saab Egypt-Inspired Gown

Three weeks, 140 hours, ten people, 5,000 sequins and 1,000 hand-embroidered crystals transported the audience at Elie Saab’s spring 2017 show to Egypt. The designer created a dress that honors the timeless artistry of Egypt.

  1. Fashion x Greek Mythology by Valentino

Pierpaolo Piccioli drew inspiration from Greek Goddesses for his spring 2017 collection, creating delicate yet powerful statements. Upon closer look, one can see the intricate detailing of the gowns, and can detect a possible nod to feminism in celebrating Pandora.

  1. Givenchy’s Latest and Greatest

“I’m so reckless when I rock my Givenchy dress…” The latest collection of gowns from the fashion powerhouse features lace, bold patterns, and standout silhouettes.

  1. The Role of Fashion in Politics

Eight respected fashion designers discuss the role of fashion in politics and reveal why they marched. They also talk about how fashion can be a voice for change, humanity, and equality.

  1.  An interview with Melania Trump’s Dress Designer

Herve Pierre, who has worked for labels such as Balmain, Oscar de la Renta, and Carolina Herrera, gives a candid interview with Bazaar about his work designing Melania Trump’s Inauguration gown, and explains his perspective on dresses vs. politics.

  1. Is Nashville the Next Fashion Capital?

Nashville is now running third behind NYC and LA for the highest concentration of fashion companies per capita. NVFW (Nashville Fashion Week)?  

  1. Alexandra Shulman is Leaving British Vogue

British Vogue’s editor in Chief, Alexandra Shulman, will be stepping down this June.  Throughout her career, she has received wide industry recognition and has become an advocate for body positivity.  

  1. Wet Seal is Closing All Stores

Wet Seal has started the process of liquidation, and customers are urged to shop the store-closing sales as it is unclear when they will officially close.

  1.  Oscar de la Renta and the U.S. Postal Service are Collaborating

Oscar de la Renta and the U.S. Postal Service will be hosting a ceremony for their collaboration on postage stamps, showcasing a black-and-white portrait of the late designer in addition to some of his most cherished work.

Words by Carly Walker

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