There has been so much talk (and rightfully so) about safeguarding models, factory workers, and employees in the interconnected fields of fashion. But, what about the rights of young designers? How can they protect their graduate collections, sketchbooks, and Instagram posts from being copied? Most recently, a she-said, he-said involving the young Norwegian designer @EdzGimnes and the Spring 2019 Moschino show blew up, when friends of Gimnes who knew her exuberant hand-scribble-printed collections had spotted what they saw as similarities with the sketch-process inspiration of the Moschino show—and almost 27,000 commented. Jeremy Scott responded with photographs of Moschino and Moschino Cheap & Chic references going back to 1992 on his Instagram Stories feed. Vogue's @sarahmower_ took time to ask lawyers, academics, headhunters, and fashion industry consultants how the legal landscape really lies for any small individual. The short answer: It's incredibly difficult, with a lot of loopholes. No matter how vociferously designers’ supporters leave comments to “Sue!” it’s naive to think that can just happen. “The biggest issue that young designers face is not having access to the cash to enforce the rights that they might have,” says Hugh Devlin, a consultant in luxury fashion at law firm Withers LLP in London. Mower explores the ways in which fashion design newcomers must tread as they eagerly seek job interviews, pitch for freelance contracts, and go for all kinds of casual meet-ups. Tap the link in our bio for more details.
When Daniel Lee was announced as the new creative director of @bottegaveneta in mid-June, very little was known about him. Beyond a handsome photo of him in a white T-shirt and jeans and his most recent positions listed (director of ready-to-wear design at Celine, with a string of posts at Maison Margiela, Balenciaga, and Donna Karan) in an official release, there was not that much information. Anomalously for a millennial, Lee doesn’t have an Instagram account and hasn’t been making the social rounds in Milan. By his own account, his closest friends aren’t in fashion. He’s focused on the work. But, it won't be long now until his vision for Bottega Veneta comes into focus, as he's presenting his (much-anticipated) Prefall 2019 collection for women and men in Milan on December 11. As a bonus, he's sharing 10 portraits from the house's Spring 2019 offering exclusively with us, as a sneak peek for next month. He didn’t design the collection—his start date precluded that—but he did “tweak” it. Lee speaks more about his inspiration, his take on his predecessor's tenure, his own learnings, and personal influences and icons to @NicolePhelps. Tap the link in our bio for the highlights from their converation. Photo by @thomaslohrstudio
After 14 years as director of menswear, Lucas Ossendrijver has announced he is exiting @Lanvinofficial. During his time at the label, his work frequently prefigured or initiated shifts across the wider landscape of menswear. Take a look back at five especially fine Ossendrijver-Lanvin moments since he began at the label in 2006 at the link in our bio.
Today, all 80 items of @IamCardiB's fast-fashion capsule collaboration with @FashionNova drop. The collaboration has been in the works for several months, and if you follow Cardi B on Instagram you'd know this was bound to happen–she has long worn Fashion Nova on her Instagram. The star has unabashedly integrated it into her luxury wardrobe many times before. The collection has several standouts, like a faux leather biker jacket with exaggerated puffed sleeves and a long burgundy faux fur coat for a queenly effect. And for Cardi B, the collection had to be accessible–“It’s very chic,” she says. “It’s really more of the things that I always wanted to wear but more affordable.” Tap the link in our bio to see every look from the capsule collection.
@StellaMcCartney chose an incredibly grand, and clever, stage to tease her entrée into the world of bridal: the Royal Wedding. On May 19, after Meghan Markle said “I do” to Prince Harry at Windsor Castle, she changed out of her ceremony gown and slipped into an ivory silk-crepe dress by McCartney with a high neck, an open back, and a short, party-ready train. If you were a fan of Markle's stunning reception dress, we have some great news: You can buy a near-identical version of the dress in McCartney's debut "Made With Love" collection of wedding dresses, tuxedos, and jumpsuits, which launched earlier this week. The 17 looks capture the brand's signature energy and charm, with a degree of timelessness too, for both classic and modern brides alike. As McCartney puts it, “It is not just for one type of bride; it is truly made with love.” Tap the link in our bio for more details.
@Anna_Dello_Russo is unloading a fashion gold mine tomorrow–literally. The Italian editor, street style star, front row fixture, and fashion collector is partnering with @Vestiaireco on a special holiday sale of 38 pieces of jewelry from her personal collection. Most of it is oversize, glitzy costume jewelry; some of it is vintage; and it's all been worn and loved by Dello Russo, with the street style photos to prove it. Like her previous sales, the prices are surprisingly approachable–some pieces starting at $100. Tap the link in our bio for more details. Photographed by @mrstreetpeeper
@NicoletteMason is an influencer in every sense of the word. A former contributor to @TeenVogue and entrepeneur, she's dedicated her career to leading the way for inclusivity within fashion, and is one of the O.G. plus-size content creators–and that makes her latest project all the more meaningful. Working together with @ThisisVeda founder @Lazerbutler, Mason has curated a capsule collection exclusively for @11honore that features a trend focused assortment of pieces now offered up to size 20. Tap the link in our bio for more details.
This past weekend, crowds flocked to Tyler the Creator's sixth Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival. Including showstopping performances and a lineup that rivals Coachella, @feliciathegoat's two-day carnival also brought around an incredibly stylish crowd. Tap the link in our bio to see the best street style looks from the music festival. Photographed by @thebluenoose
Drag has come to the tiny Eastern European country of Georgia's runways. Earlier this month at @mbfashionweektbilisi, @aka.prodiashvili, a 23-year-old rising fashion star, presented a colorful and flamboyant collection that put drag’s arrival to Georgia into focus. A RuPaul's Drag Race superfan, Prodiàshvili lists @SashaVelour and @VioletChachki as his inspirations. “I love their energy, taste, style, and the way they express themselves. They can tell everyone’s story, especially those who do not dare to show how they really want to be.” Beyond the provocative fashion message, there’s a politically charged aspect to Prodiàshvili’s work. Though Georgia is one of the few countries of the former Soviet Union to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQI people, conservative attitudes linger and Tbilisi can be a hostile place for members of the gay and queer community. Prodiàshvili has experienced this firsthand. As he explains, “I transform this pain into energy, work, and protest, not only for myself, but for others as well.” Tap the link in our bio for more details. #email@example.com
No one likes sharing tech accessories. Between @Apple airpods, iPhone portable and wall chargers, and more of the same products that almost everyone is using, it's extremely easy to lose or accidentally grab someone else's product. @Chaos wants to change that. The brainchild of stylists Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall, Chaos has created protective phone cases that all of the cool crowd is using. Now, Stockdale and Lyall are adding to their repertoire with a range of leather tech-customization stickers, for those whom the “what’s yours is mine” ethos often (always) means that what’s mine is missing. “We’re planning on saving families,” Stockdale jokes adding, “Every member of the family can have a different color." With the holidays coming up, what better way to tell someone you love them by making sure they never permanently borrow your tech accessories? Tap the link in our bio for more details. #regram@chaos
"The symbol on the bags is one for the transgender." Demna Gvasalia designed the @Balenciaga Resort 2019 collection six months ago, but the arrival of the pink and blue leather shopping bags printed with this very symbol couldn't be better timed. They're chic, they're cute, and they defy President Trump's intention to define transgender out of existence. Voilà: the perfect item for a holiday gift this year. And, that's not the only stand against the encroachment of right-wing conservatism that Gvasalia makes in this collection—the world citizens of Balenciaga have plenty of signs and symbols to play with should they choose. Tap the link in our bio to see every look from the label's Resort 2019 collection.