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Telfar Clemens on the cover of System magazine.

Fashion Scoops

Telfar Clemens Wins National Design Award for Fashion Design From Cooper Hewitt

This is the second significant award Telfar Clemens has won recently, having been honored with the CFDA’s Accessories Designer of the Year award last month.

clock October 1, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Sir Terence Conran


Design, Retail, Lifestyle Pioneer Sir Terence Conran Dies, Aged 88

Conran, who believed in the power of design to make people’s lives better, died at home in London a few weeks shy of his 89th birthday.

clock September 12, 2020Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Willi Smith Exhibition Teaches Young Designers About Streetwear and Collaboration

The designer’s streetwear was presented through a wide range of artistic collaborations with forces like Christo and Bill T. Jones.

clock March 12, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Brandon Maxwell's fall 2020 finale gown at the American Museum of Natural History.

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Pantone Introduces 315 More Colors

Designers across different mediums including fashion, home and graphics are in search of more colors to distinguish the products that they create.

clock March 3, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Visitors are encouraged to sign up to borrow design-laden backpacks to explore different regions in Sweden.

Fashion Scoops

Sweden’s Virtual Design Museum Encourages Visitors to Get Outdoors and Try Before They Buy Products

Try-to-buy and sharing goods are part of the experience orchestrated by the virtual designers museum.

clock February 24, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer Samantha Sleeper Discusses Controversy Over Former Cooper Hewitt Director's Wedding Dress


Designer Samantha Sleeper Discusses Controversy Over Former Cooper Hewitt Director’s Wedding Dress

The Cooper Hewitt controversy has resulted in Sleeper receiving more dress inquiries from prospective clients, which curiously is what investigators alleged she was after.

clock February 21, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Thomas Miller.


Thomas Miller, Anna Sui’s Right-Hand Man, Dies at 61

Fashion shows, artist collaborations, museum exhibitions, book research — Thomas Miller’s involvement with Anna Sui’s career was vast.

clock February 20, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Countryside, The Future; On view February 20, 2020 to August 14, 2020


Rem Koolhaas Leads the Way Into ‘Countryside, The Future’ at the Guggenheim in New York

The six-moth exhibition was organized with the help of Rem Koolhaas and AMO, the think tank behind the Office for Metropolitan Architecture.

clock February 20, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2020

Fashion Scoops

London’s Design Museum to Stage Prada Retrospective

The “Prada. Front and Back” exhibit will be unveiled in September.

clock January 17, 2020Sandra Salibian

Design Museum, 'Moving To Mars' Exhibition


Nine New Eateries, Shops and Sights for the New Year in London

 From sustainable fashion to men’s wear to mind games, London is welcoming 2020 in style.

clock January 3, 2020Phoebe Master and Michella Oré

Dosa's Christina Kim's Tikdi shawl using jamdani scraps was part of Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum exhibition.

Fashion Scoops

Dosa Founder Christina Kim Plans to Close Store

When Kim first took over the lease from a designer friend, the store’s hours allowed her to go clubbing at night and to resource design ideas in the morning.

clock December 10, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg

Zandra Rhodes Joan Agajanian Quinn and Anna Sui.


Zandra Rhodes and Anna Sui Talk Friendship, Inspiration and Career Challenges

New books and museum exhibitions aren’t the only things that Zandra Rhodes and Anna Sui have in common.

clock November 18, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg

"Vera Paints a Scarf," an exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design.

Fashion Scoops

‘Vera Paints a Scarf’ Bows at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design

The exhibit aims to tell a comprehensive story of designer Vera Neumann and help cement her place as one of America’s first lifestyle brands.

clock August 13, 2019Thomas Waller

Iris Apfel, 2009Photo © Peabody Essex Museum

Fashion Scoops

Peabody Essex Museum Plans to Unveil Iris and Carl Apfel Gallery

Apfel has donated 90 complete ensembles, more than 1,000 separates and selections from her late husband Carl’s wardrobe to the Salem, Mass. museum.

clock August 2, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Plans First Museum Exhibition for Willi Smith

In 1987, the designer died of AIDS-related complications at the age of 39.

clock July 24, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg

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