Monday, October 2, 2017

Footwear Plus: Think Pink

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Footwear Plus: Meet Gen Z

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Accessories Magazine: Marcel Ostertag on Runway Accessories, Tamaris Shoe Collab

The maximal nature of fashion week is intended to shock, awe and inspire. But, does it actually sell the clothes? For German designer Marcel Ostertag, who debuted his SS18 collection at NYFW last week, that’s the goal. “We are always fast-forward. We are fashionable, but we think about the commercial side,” he tells Accessories. “We want to really sell the stuff to real people in the end, not just to supermodels.”

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Accessories Magazine: Designer Profile, Devon Leigh

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Accessories Magazine: Kristin Cavallari on Her New Jewelry, Footwear Collections

Laguna Beach and The Hills alum Kristin Cavallari debuted the Fall/Winter collection from her jewelry line Uncommon James during New York Fashion Week last night at Bagatelle NYC, hosted by Kia Style 360. A Who’s Who of fashion insiders were in attendance to celebrate the launch and preview the latest offerings from the reality star’s footwear line for Chinese Laundry.

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Accessories Magazine: J.Crew Losses

It’s been a tough year for J.Crew, and the American classics brand isn’t out of the weeds yet. Dismal second quarter fiscal 2017 results revealed a 2% revenue decrease to $560.9 million and a 7% drop in sales to $443.1 million over last year. Overall, the retailer suffered a net loss of $20.7 million compared to $8.6 million in the second quarter last year (although this did encompass transformation costs of $14 million and transaction costs of $13.7 million).

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Accessories Magazine: NYFW SS18 Breaking Trends

Most would agree that 2017 was a rough year for fashion, but life is going to be a beach in 2018. That is, if you go believe Michael Kors’ presentation of island brights, flowy fabrics and tropical patterns. Tie-dyed scarves served as handbag straps, braided necklaces and even twisted bracelets. Straw hats, natural bags and comfy sandals say we’ll be cashing in on vacation all our days next spring.

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