MRket has linked with Equinox on a new activewear and performance section that will make its debut at its January show in New York.Called Move, the section will be housed within Vanguard Gallery, the area for emerging and progressive brands.“Move is a response to a cultural shift: men are dressing for a more active lifestyle,” said Lizette Chin, vice president of men's wear for BJI Fashion Group, which owns the MRket show. “Men's wear retailers are shifting assortments as health and wellness becomes the new luxury.”The brands offered within Move will include Rhone, Athletic Recon, EFM (Engineered for Motion), Mizzen + Main, Eysom and Masterclass. The section will be anchored by Equinox, which will install a collaborative pop-up to host fitness-inspired demonstrations. The company operates 75 fitness clubs around the country."Men's trends have shifted quickly toward athletic tailoring; MRket, and the concept of Move helps make this shift for men faster and more possible," said Frank Rappa, senior director of retail for Equinox.In addition, MRket will redesign its shows in New York and Las Vegas next year with an airier floor plan featuring steel fixtures, white space, charcoal carpet and blood wood accents.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive
For @simonerocha_‘s fall show, hairstylist @jamespecis created a look inspired by the painter John Constable. Models’ hair was pulled back, tied into knots and topped off with a bow. (📷: @kukukuba) #wwdbeauty #lfw
Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at @richardquinn1's London Fashion Week show to present the designer with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The new award will be handed out annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent, while demonstrating value to the community and sustainable policies. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)