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Italian Fashion Designer Roberto Cavalli Has Died at 83

Roberto Cavalli, the Italian designer who infused the print-led boho look with sex appeal, has died at 83. His passing was confirmed by the brand. “The Roberto Cavalli company shares condolences with Mr. Cavalli’s family. His legacy remains a constant source of inspiration,” said Roberto Cavalli’s CEO Sergio Azzolari.

By the time shows started to go digital (circa 2000), Cavalli was a well-established golden name in fashion; an elder, even, enjoying a second round of renown. He exuded Hefner vibes (minus the robe) when he took his fall 2001 bow smoking a pipe. (The designer was in fact asked to redesign the Playboy bunny costume in 2005.) By then the leonine Cavalli was living the good life, something that he achieved with braggadocio and brain power—and against the odds. In the context of Cacvalli’s life story, the body worship and forthright sexiness of his work, could be seen more broadly as an affirmation of life itself, which, from a young age he understood to be fragile.

Born in Florence in 1940, Cavalli’s maternal grandfather was a member of the Macchiaioli group of Italian Impressionists. His father, an anti-fascist who is thought to have been a mine surveyor, was shot by the Nazi forces when Cavalli was just three years old. The psychological impact was expressed physically through a stutter. “It was not easy for me to speak, the shock,” the designer told Luke Leitch in a 2011 interview. To support the family, his mother started sewing at home, taking in seamstresses to help her. At 17, a confident Cavalli enrolled at the Academy of Art in Florence to study art and architecture. There he met and fell in love with his first wife and the mother of two of his children, Silvanella Giannoni.

In 1960, after hand-painting some sweaters

Detroit fashion designer Ken Walker to showcase new clothing line in Italy

Native Detroiter and fashion designer Ken Walker will travel to Italy to showcase his upcoming clothing line. 

In collaboration with the fashion collective Detroitissimi and sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the K. Walker Collective will be part of an interactive booth experience at Pitti Immagine Uomo — a global event highlighting men’s fashion — Jan. 9-12 in Florence, Italy.

Listen: Designer Ken Walker discusses expanding Detroit’s fashion influence globally

Established in 2018, the K. Walker Collective specializes in essential clothing and accessories tailored for change-makers and fashion icons in the making.

Models wearing outerwear from the K. Walker Collective.
Models wearing outerwear from the K. Walker Collective.

The Detroit School of Arts graduate says the city has always been a place for fashion — and now it’s time to spread Detroit’s style internationally.

“I do think that Detroit has always been this trailblazing city for fashion. We just haven’t got the recognition for it,” Walker said on CultureShift. “So to be a part of that has been incredible from every standpoint.”

Walker opened his flagship store in 2022, becoming the first private label brand in Midtown Detroit’s Cass Corridor.

Walker is also a professor at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. He believes it’s important for Detroiters, especially young people, see it’s possible to own a brand and the place that houses it.

“To have students not only look at me as like this professor…you have a business right down the street from the school,” said Walker. “So for me, it’s showing them that it’s possible, it’s accessible and that you can do it here in Detroit.”

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Celeb-approved Cyber Monday designer sales: Clothing, shoes, more

Saving big never goes out of style.

And with Cyber Monday in full swing, it’s a fine time to refresh your closet for less, thanks to major markdowns on footwear, clothing, accessories and more.

Not sure where to click first? We’ve highlighted some of the top celebrity-loved brands with deals worth shopping — from Taylor Swift go-to Reformation to Kendall- and Kylie Jenner-loved Alo Yoga.

Whether you’re searching for a stocking stuffer or treating yourself to some fresh fashion, you’ll no doubt find something that fills the bill below.

Plus, to save even more, don’t forget to peruse our roundups of the best Amazon and Nordstrom deals right now, too.

Barefoot Dreams lounge set

Enjoy special Cyber Monday pricing of up to 30% off on Oprah “favorites” Barefoot Dreams and NYDJ — plus brands like Koolaburra by Ugg and Rebecca Minkoff. And if you’re new to QVC, use code HOLIDAY20 for an extra $20 off your first order of $40.

Air Force 1 '07 Sneaker (Women)

Nordstrom’s got deals for days at the moment; enjoy major markdowns of up to 60% off on brands like Skims, Ugg, Nike and Topshop.

Free People velvet top
Free People

One of Taylor Swift’s favorite retailers is offering an additional 40% off all sale styles for Cyber Monday.

Seamless Sculpt Brief Bodysuit

Now’s your chance to slip into shapewear, loungewear and underwear styles from Kim Kardashian’s billion-dollar brand for up to half off.

A model in a gray matching workout set and a black jacket and baseball cap
Alo Yoga

Looking for celebrities’ go-to workout gear? Say hello to Alo. With famous fans like Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift and more, the label’s a longtime A-list favorite.

Right now, save 30% sitewide on full-priced items and up to 70% on sale styles.

A model in Cozy Earth pajamas
Cozy Earth

With our exclusive code PAGESIX, Page Six readers can

The Best Black Friday Deals Fashion and Designer Clothing 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be the Super Bowl of gift shopping, but the retail holidays also mark opportune times to restock your wardrobe. Designer retailers and big-box stores including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Target are already offering some of the best fashion sales of the year, and there’s much more to come.

Black Friday officially starts the day after Thanksgiving, or Nov. 24, and Cyber Monday begins Nov. 27. For those shopping for holiday gifts, retailers are extending their returns and exchanges windows (we’ve outlined more here).

Whether you’re seeking fashion gifts or luxurious treats for yourself or loved ones, we’ve rounded up the best early Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on designer fashion, jewelry, footwear, luxury accessories and much more.

This list is organized by major retailers in alphabetical order, followed by more sales by category (general fashion, activewear, jewelry/watches and shoes). We suggest bookmarking this page as we’ll be updating it as more sales are announced or extended, and check out more of our Black Friday and Cyber Monday coverage here.

The Early Black Friday Fashion Deals, At a Glance

  • 24S Up to 40% off on Lemaire, Marc Jacobs, Chloé, more
  • Farfetch Up to 60% off Valentino Garavani, Jacquemus, Dolce & Gabbana, more
  • Løci Save up to $75 off the Leonardo DiCaprio-backed vegan sneaker brand
  • Net-a-Porter Up to 60% off Self-Portrait, Anine Bing, Ganni, more
  • Nordstrom Up to 60% off Ugg, Tory Burch, Frame, Cole Haan, more
  • Revolve Up to 60% off Rta, Retrofete, Lovers and Friends, more
  • Saks Fifth Avenue Up to $275 when you spend $1,000 with code NOVGETSF
  • Shopbop Up to 70% off Staud, A.L.C., Veronica Beard,

Throne of Grace Clothing Named ‘Emerging Designer of the Year’ at Phoenix Fashion Week 2024

Throne of Grace Clothing, the faith-inspired fashion brand founded by Tony James in Phoenix, Arizona, secured the esteemed title of “Emerging Designer of the Year” at the Phoenix Fashion Week 2024. James, the mastermind behind the brand, has infused premium streetwear with unapologetic designs that boldly intertwine style and faith.

Throne of Grace Clothing

Throne of Grace Clothing specializes in crafting fashion-forward lifestyle essentials, including premium hoodies, sweaters, hats, and trendsetting t-shirts. The brand’s unique identity resonates with individuals across the United States and Europe, seeking to make a faith-driven statement through their clothing choices.

Brian Hill, Executive Director of Phoenix Fashion Week, praises the brand’s growth during the intensive Designer Bootcamp, noting its evolution into a highly sought-after collection. This recognition positions Throne of Grace Clothing as a rising star in the world of faith-driven fashion.

“Phoenix Fashion Week is proud to announce that our 2024 Emerging Designer of the Year is Tony James of the brand, Throne of Grace Clothing. During the 3 months of Designer Bootcamp, our team was fortunate to see this brand grow from its infancy into a highly sought-after collection of trendsetting designs for faith-driven visionaries worldwide. Watch out for this brand as Tony and his team creatively fuse together faith and fashion”, said Hill.

James expressed gratitude for the award, acknowledging the hard work and passion embedded in every garment created by Throne of Grace. The “Designer of the Year” honor is seen as a shared achievement with the brand’s supportive community.

Throne of Grace Clothing

“I am incredibly honored and humbled to be named ‘Designer of the Year’ by Phoenix Fashion Week,” said James. “This award is a testament to the hard work and passion that goes into every piece of clothing we create at Throne of Grace. This award is shared with the community that has surrounded our brand

Peter Nygard, Disgraced Fashion Designer, Faces Trial in Toronto

Prosecutors in Canada began laying out their case on Tuesday in a Toronto courtroom against Peter Nygard, the founder of a fashion empire, two years after he was charged with sex crimes by Canadian police.

Mr. Nygard, 82, has pleaded not guilty to five counts of sexual assault and one count of forcible confinement involving five women in accusations that date back as far as the 1980s.

Prosecutors described a bedroom suite in Mr. Nygard’s Toronto headquarters that they said was used to abuse victims.

“It has a giant bed and a stone Jacuzzi, with a bar and doors, doors with no handles and a keypad-operated lock, controlled by Peter Nygard,” one prosecutor, Ana Serban, told the jury.

Mr. Nygard, prosecutors said, often played pornography on a television in the room.

Mr. Nygard has denied the allegations through his lawyers’ statements to the media. His defense team had yet to offer its opening statement.

The women whom prosecutors say Mr. Nygard abused are expected to testify, though their identities will be hidden by court-imposed publication bans to protect victims of sexual assault.

Mr. Nygard was once one of the most notable names in the fashion world, who had luxury homes, a private jet and hosted parties after the Academy Award ceremony before his business and his reputation crumbled in the face of mounting accusations that he used his wealth and fame to abuse multiple women.

The case in Toronto is the first trying Mr. Nygard on the many sexual assault accusations he faces.

In December 2020, federal prosecutors in Manhattan — where Mr. Nygard’s company had offices and a store near Times Square — charged him with sex trafficking, racketeering conspiracy and other crimes in the United States, Canada and the Bahamas.

The nine-count indictment accuses

Catholic Fashion Designer Enters the Convent After Co-Creating Modest Clothing Line

Olivia and Veronica dreamed of creating a Catholic clothing brand for women.

Shortly before seeing that dream come true, one of them felt a different calling: a vocation to religious life.

Olivia recently made her temporary vows with the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne.

Litany, the Catholic clothing brand they founded, shared their recent reunion at Olivia’s (currently Sister Maria Dominique) first profession of vows.

Although both founders grew up on opposite sides of the United States, their search for a faith community united their paths.

“What started as a friendship over Christ, coffee, and conscious clothing, soon blossomed into a business idea as they both experienced the problems facing the fashion industry first-hand,” the brand stated on its website.

The company’s Instagram also listed the path both young women took on their journey: fabric shopping in college, their participation in a panel on modest fashion which inspired the company’s creation, opening a bank account for Litany, their first photo shoot, and Olivia joining religious life.

“Litany is possible because of [Sister Maria Dominique’s] generous, artistic soul,” the post says. “Knowing she was entering religious life, she still poured her heart into laying the foundation and making our first collection with Veronica. We are so joyful today. Please join us in praying for her as she lives out her vocation!”

Sister Maria Dominique studied fashion design at Parsons School for Design – The New School and created a collection inspired by the Sorrowful Mysteries for her thesis. Currently, she spiritually supports the brand through her prayer.

A Clothing Brand Focused on Drawing the Soul to God

On its website, Litany stated that its mission is “to offer women beautifully tailored, ethically manufactured, and functionally sustainable garments.”

“We believe you are more than just a body; you’re a

Fashion Designer Maria Cornejo Approached Her Clothing Line as an Artistic Project—and Accidentally Solidified a Brand

The designer Maria Cornejo will proudly admit that one of her most iconic pieces, the chic navy wrap dress that was famously photographed on Chloe Sevigny for the Paris-based indie fashion magazine Purple in 1999, is mass-produced garbage—well, it was an art project as well. “That was a blanket from K-Mart,” Cornejo said of the repurposed swath of fabric. “It never went into production. It’s falling apart now, disintegrating.”

What began as a creative lark was inadvertently savvy. “We ended up getting a lot of clients because of it,” Cornejo said. “This store in L.A. called out of the blue and wanted to have the entire collection. There was no strategic plan. Everything happened very organically, and in a weird way, because I didn’t want to be a fashion designer.” Cornejo then summed up her very ’90s ethos: “The more you said no, the more people wanted you.”

The designer in her atelier. Courtesy of Zero + Maria Cornejo.

The designer in her atelier. Courtesy of Zero + Maria Cornejo.

It is a much different fashion landscape now. Despite all odds, Zero + Maria Cornejo has outlasted the big-box behemoth K-Mart’s New York City outposts and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. To honor the occasion, Cornejo’s fall collection consists of limited editions of some of her greatest under-the-radar hits.

The blanket dress (now christened the One Chloe and made in silk charmeuse) will be available for the first time. Many Sunday gallery crawl mainstays have been updated, such as the 1998 Triangle top and the 2011 Koya coat, which was displayed at the Met’s “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” The anniversary collection goes on sale next month.

Cornejo’s ex-husband and frequent collaborator, the art photographer Mark Borthwick, shot Sevigny for that original Purple shoot. He reprised the role this year, photographing Sevigny again in the updated

New means to acquire designer vogue at discount retail store costs

There is certainly a great deal to really like about designer luggage and apparel — apart from for the rate. That is where by the secondary market arrives in.

We are not just speaking outdated jeans and t-shirts, nevertheless, as you can now obtain real identify-model designer apparel at just a fraction of the first value.

Lindsay Patterson is a freelance sports activities reporter and blogger who desires to seem sharp. She has been leasing designer clothing from the web page Rent the Runwayfor numerous years.

“You will not have to have all the gown outfits like we utilised to have in our closet,” she said, detailing her selection to rent.

Patterson stated she’s saved thousands of dollars on designer-name trend by renting and getting made use of objects.

“The unique value could be $800 or $900,” she stated, “and you are having it for $50 or $60.”

Amazon groups up with Hire the Runway

Patterson is thrilled that Hire the Runway hasjust partnered with Amazon Trend, letting customers to invest in secondhand clothes retired from the rental support on Amazon.

Lauren Copeland, assistant professor at Kent Condition University’s Faculty of Vogue, states luxurious brand names have to determine out in which they fit in, in this new era of performing from house.

“They are discovering how they can preserve as considerably financial gain as attainable and still hold their brand identity,” Copeland explained.

The on line thrift retail outlet ThredUppredicts the secondhand attire sector will grow 3 times a lot quicker than the apparel industry total, with youthful generations driving the pattern.

“They can buy some thing that is been worn, and it can be exceptional in its presence, or it has a story at the rear of it,” she claimed.

But Copeland states to use

Designer resale sites – Where to buy second-hand designer fashion

As shoppers, many of us are making a real effort to consume fashion in a more eco-conscious way. And, whether that involves buying from sustainably-minded labels, opting for rental fashion instead of buying new, or selling old pieces and buying secondhand, there are so many great options to consider when it comes to having a greener approach to fashion. In fact, it has never been easier.

One of our favourite ways to be sustainable shoppers is to embrace the circular fashion model. There are now so many great luxury resale sites and stores to choose from, where you can sell your unwanted designer wares, and invest in new (well, secondhand, but new to you) pieces for your wardrobe.

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Streamlining your wardrobe is not only good for the soul but good for the environment, too. When having a rethink about what you own, you may ask yourself if you are really making the most of the clothing and accessories you already have. Are you guilty of holding on to something that you’ll probably never wear again, for the wrong reasons? A decluttered closet is the first step to making your existing clothing selection work as hard as possible; after all, you’re unlikely to wear something if you’ve forgotten it’s even there.

Here, we round up the best designer resale websites to help you give your unwanted pieces a new home, all of which are reputable, easy to use, and well-edited. Whether you’re looking to sell a designer handbag, a pair of shoes, or perhaps a piece of clothing that no longer “sparks joy” for you, but might for somebody else, then visit one of these sites below.

Of course, if you’re in the market for something special then these sites are also

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