The School of the Art Institute of Chicago continued to push the boundaries of art and fashion at its annual runway show benefit “The Walk” on Friday. Showcasing more than 200 original student designs, the 81st edition of the event, held at Millennium Park, also honored internationally known fashion journalist and filmmaker Diane Pernet with the prestigious “Legend of Fashion” Award.
“I’m really touched. It’s a great honor. I’m kind of speechless,” said Pernet, whose blog, “A Shaded View on Fashion,” launched in 2005. The Paris-based critic also runs “A Shaded View on Fashion Film,” her own fashion film festival.“[Blogging] now is a different approach than when I started. Now it’s more strategic. It’s like anything — you filter out what’s got value.”
As the conversation around sustainability only grows stronger in fashion circles, Everlane has made a new declaration: it’s saying goodbye to virgin plastic. The company, whose ethos is all about “radical transparency,” in terms of pricing and ethical factories, plans to be completely free of virgin plastics by 2021. “We’re producing millions of units and every unit that goes out is wrapped in plastic,” said founder and CEO, Michael Preysman. “At the beginning, it was like, ‘Hey, let’s just take off all these plastic bags.’ There are a lot of complications to that. Everything you buy in the world comes wrapped in plastic when it comes out of the factory.”
Meet Flamingo. The direct-to-consumer brand is Harry’s first foray into products designed specifically for women. The line goes beyond shaving, venturing into a space that is typically relegated to darker corners of the drugstore — at-home waxing. #wwdbeauty
Exclusive: @tommyhilfiger has tapped 22-year-old actress @zendaya to be his newest collaborator and together they will launch a see-now-buy-now collection in February. Speaking to WWD about the project, the Spider-Man actress said: “Fashion is more than just wearing cool clothes. It’s a way to celebrate self-expression and individuality, which is extremely empowering. This is why I am proud to partner with Tommy Hilfiger.” Tap the link in bio for the full scoop. #TommyXZendaya #wwdfashion