Cara Delevingne & Olivier Rousteing channelled love of boxing for Puma collaboration

Cara Delevingne and Olivier Rousteing were inspired by boxing when designing their new collaboration with Puma.The model and Carnival Row star has teamed up with the creative director of French fashion house Balmain to create a 35-piece collection in p…

Cara Delevingne and Olivier Rousteing were inspired by boxing when designing their new collaboration with Puma.

The model and Carnival Row star has teamed up with the creative director of French fashion house Balmain to create a 35-piece collection in partnership with the sportswear giant. The Puma x Balmain line features boxing shorts, bomber jackets, tracksuits, sweatpants, sports leggings, and T-shirts, among other items.

In an interview with WWD, the duo explained the collection has a boxing theme as they are both fans of the sport, with Rousteing getting in the ring to practice five times a week when he’s not preparing for a show.

“It’s a total release and it allows me to get rid of my energy, both positive and negative. Boxing is extremely constructive to feel more calm in the face of life’s problems,” he said.

“It’s not just about boxing, but about dancing, fighting, conflict, connection – the boxing ring of life,” Cara added. “I do box and do Muay Thai a lot, so I have a major passion for the sport, too, but it’s deeper than that. It’s not about violence at all. It’s about how we treat ourselves.”

The British model approached Rousteing, a close friend, to work with her on a collection for Puma and she had a clear idea of the aesthetic she wanted to achieve.

“She has a very clear fashion vision, so she’s also very attentive to what she creates. She has a strong point of view, which is great, because it was a real exchange,” he gushed. “With Cara, we sit down together, we draw, we call each other, we WhatsApp, we Skype. We work together any way that’s convenient.”

Delevingne has a relationship with both companies – she been working with Puma since 2016 and has appeared in campaigns for Balmain.

Puma x Balmain created with Cara Delevingne will launch on 21 November.

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Victoria Beckham doesn’t know how to travel light

Victoria Beckham drives her husband David Beckham “crazy” because she can’t travel light.The fashion designer is always jetting around the world, and though she would love to fly with just carry-on baggage, she has now insisted that she will never be t…

Victoria Beckham drives her husband David Beckham “crazy” because she can’t travel light.

The fashion designer is always jetting around the world, and though she would love to fly with just carry-on baggage, she has now insisted that she will never be that woman.

“I always like to take a lot of options, so I’m not very good at travelling light,” she confessed during an interview for Live with Kelly and Ryan on Wednesday. “I like… options because you never know what you’re going to want to wear, how you’re going to feel, so I can never travel light.

“I do drive David pretty crazy and I always take up all the closet space (in hotels) as well with all my options. That’s just what we do.”

Victoria’s penchant for travelling with a wardrobe was recently tested when she and David celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary with a quick trip to Paris, France.

“We went to Paris for the weekend. Just the two of us because, you know what it’s like when you’ve got lots of children, it’s hard to spend time just the two of you.

“We had 24 hours, just the two of us, in Paris – which was so lovely,” the mother-of-four said, adding she doesn’t need to do much when she’s alone with her husband: “He’s David Beckham…I can just stare at him.”

Meanwhile, in a new beauty tutorial filmed for celebrity make-up artist Lisa Eldridge’s YouTube channel, Victoria shared that she has a very minimal make-up kit and rarely wears cosmetics during the day. Yet, the 45-year-old always grooms her eyebrows before she steps out the door.

“I’m fine to go out without any make-up on, the only thing I will always put on very, very quickly is a bit of a brow. It’s the only thing. It’s my safety blanket,” she smiled.

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Prabal Gurung on creating change in fashion: ‘I want to give back’

Prabal Gurung is passionate about giving back to help those less fortunate.The Nepalese-American designer launched his eponymous debut line in 2009 at New York Fashion Week, and since then, has dressed the likes of former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama…

Prabal Gurung is passionate about giving back to help those less fortunate.

The Nepalese-American designer launched his eponymous debut line in 2009 at New York Fashion Week, and since then, has dressed the likes of former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Anne Hathaway.

During an interview at Vogue’s Forces of Fashion conference, the 40-year-old recalled how he decided to “make more than clothes” after seeing his designs on the cover of a magazine in 2011.

Since then, he established the Shikshya Foundation in Nepal with his siblings, which provides much-needed education to underprivileged children.

“In eight years, we’ve been able to impact over 50,000 lives,” Gurung said of the organisation, which will soon start educating incarcerated women in the country.

“The reason I wanted to do it was that fashion is great, and that’s my first love, and I love doing all of that. But it can’t just be about that; it has to be more than that,” he continued. “The Instagram followers and the platforms that we all have, it can’t just be for my selfies, you know? It would have to be for something else. I want to give back.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Gurung joked that he first came to the U.S. in 2011 “to meet Oprah”, and also revealed that he’s been working with cashmere producers in Nepal to ensure his luxurious pieces for his collections are made sustainably.

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Bella Hadid named ‘most beautiful woman’ in the world

A surgeon using an ancient ratio has claimed Bella Hadid is the world’s most beautiful woman.Top plastic surgeon Dr. Julian De Silva has scrutinised the world’s great beauties, using the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, and determined that the 23-year…

A surgeon using an ancient ratio has claimed Bella Hadid is the world’s most beautiful woman.

Top plastic surgeon Dr. Julian De Silva has scrutinised the world’s great beauties, using the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, and determined that the 23-year-old model is near perfection.

Dr. De Silva found Hadid’s face to be 94.35 per cent “accurate” to the Golden Ratio after measuring her eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw and facial shape, stating: “She is closest to the ancient Greeks’ idea of perfection.”

In an Instagram explanation, he added, “The list was compiled using the latest computerised mapping techniques, which allow us to solve some of the mysteries of what it is that makes someone physically beautiful. The technology is useful when planning patients’ surgery.

“To be deemed ‘beautiful’ according to the Golden Ratio, the length of the ear must be equal to the length of the nose and the width of an eye should be equal to the distance between the eyes.”

In a second post on Instagram, he revealed that the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi – which focuses on symmetry and proportion – dates back to the European Renaissance from the 14th and 17th centuries, when artists and architects used it to help with their work.

Beyonce was second on the list with 92.44 per cent, followed by Amber Heard with 91.85 per cent, Ariana Grande with 91.81 per cent and Taylor Swift with 91.64 per cent.

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Anna Wintour would love to see tap dancing at a fashion show

Anna Wintour would love to see tap dancers perform at a fashion show one day.The fashion journalist, who has served as editor-in-chief of U.S. Vogue since 1988, is one of the most important figures in the industry.But while Wintour has been to hundreds…

Anna Wintour would love to see tap dancers perform at a fashion show one day.

The fashion journalist, who has served as editor-in-chief of U.S. Vogue since 1988, is one of the most important figures in the industry.

But while Wintour has been to hundreds of shows over the years, she is yet to witness a spectacle featuring her favourite dance style.

“I was not at this particular show but my more experienced colleagues tell me that a very early Viktor & Rolf collection featured tap dancers,” she said in an interview for her Go Ask Anna video series when asked by Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing what she would like to see at a fashion event. “And since I really, really love tap dancing I would love a designer in his or her show to incorporate nothing but tap dancing.”

Wintour went on to discuss some of her highlights from the recent Fashion Month, and named shell necklaces and hats as two of her top picks.

“My favourite accessory was the shells at Prada. First of all because they were beautiful. Secondly, Miuccia (Prada, creative director) told me they were based on the pearls she wears all the time herself,” the 69-year-old shared. “So, that felt very personal and real to me. And then, because I love gardens, I love the hats (milliner) Stephen Jones did for the Dior show.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Givenchy designer Clare Waight Keller asked Wintour if she has ever lost her suitcase while travelling to Paris Fashion Week and what she did on arrival.

“I have lost my suitcase on countless occasions. But fortunately, I have many friends in Paris that are designers. So, I call them up,” she smiled.

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Miranda Kerr gives birth to baby boy

Miranda Kerr and her husband Evan Spiegel are celebrating the birth of their baby boy.It was reported last week that the Australian supermodel had given birth to her third child, and the 36-year-old confirmed the news in an Instagram post on Tuesday ni…

Miranda Kerr and her husband Evan Spiegel are celebrating the birth of their baby boy.

It was reported last week that the Australian supermodel had given birth to her third child, and the 36-year-old confirmed the news in an Instagram post on Tuesday night.

“We are overjoyed at the arrival of Myles and so appreciate everyone’s kind words and wishes during this special time. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome our beautiful son into our family,” Miranda wrote alongside a picture of a blanket embroidered with her newborn son’s name.

Myles is the second son for the Victoria’s Secret Angel and her Snapchat co-founder husband, who are also parents to Hart, 17 months.

Miranda also shares son Flynn, eight, with her ex-husband, Pirates of the Caribbean star Orlando Bloom.

Earlier this week, editors at Australia’s Daily Telegraph reported that the model had welcomed a baby boy, with the infant’s name and birthday not yet known, but her representative did not confirm the news until Tuesday.

The Australian wed Evan, 29, in May 2017 in a small ceremony and she gave birth to baby Hart in May 2018. Just 10 months later, it was announced she was pregnant with her third child.

“Miranda, Evan, Flynn and Hart are looking forward to welcoming the newest member to their family,” a rep for the model told People at the time.

During a recent interview with Australia’s Marie Claire magazine, the brunette beauty opened up about her impending arrival.

“Yes, we know the sex and we have names,” she teased. “But it’s nice to keep a little to yourself.”

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Kaia Gerber can’t always tell herself apart from Cindy Crawford in photos

Kaia Gerber sometimes needs a second to tell herself apart from mother Cindy Crawford when looking at photos.The model, who is the daughter of Crawford and Rande Gerber, landed her first fashion gig at the age of 10, and after completing high school, h…

Kaia Gerber sometimes needs a second to tell herself apart from mother Cindy Crawford when looking at photos.

The model, who is the daughter of Crawford and Rande Gerber, landed her first fashion gig at the age of 10, and after completing high school, has walked the runway for the likes of Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Chanel, Versace, and Fendi.

But despite Kaia having a strong resemblance to her famous mum, in a new interview for U.S. Vogue magazine, the rising star insisted that she has only recently noticed their similarities.

“From day one, people in the industry were often taken aback by my resemblance to my mom,” the 18-year-old commented. “As I get older, it happens even more, and it’s not just a visual thing: It’s everything from our mannerisms to our voices. It used to be that I didn’t see it at all, but now I will look at a picture and have to take a moment before realising which one of us it is. But the biggest compliment is when someone says I act like my mom.”

But if fans are having trouble telling Kaia and Cindy apart, the model noted that there is one very easy way to distinguish between the brunette beauties.

“A quick tip: My mom’s the one with the mole,” she smiled.

Elsewhere in the chat, Kaia spoke about her decision to enter the fashion world, the impact the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements have had on the industry, as well as the way in which social media gives models power.

“We used to see (models as) a kind of fantasy that was a bit removed from the real world. And while that magic is dimmed a little now, I believe it’s for the better,” Kaia mused. “I think it’s cool that we get to see everyone looking like themselves – for a young girl to realise, ‘OK, they don’t always look like that.'”

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Cara Delevingne and Balmain partner with Puma on clothing collection

Cara Delevingne and Balmain have designed a clothing collection in partnership with sportswear giant Puma. The model and actress has teamed up with close friend Olivier Rousteing, creative director of the French fashion house, to create the boxing-ins…

Cara Delevingne and Balmain have designed a clothing collection in partnership with sportswear giant Puma.

The model and actress has teamed up with close friend Olivier Rousteing, creative director of the French fashion house, to create the boxing-inspired Puma x Balmain collection.

The 35-piece collection includes a black-and-gold tracksuit, a variety of sweatpants and sports jackets, T-shirts, socks, sneakers and shorts with elasticated waists, as well as a graphic minidress with angular shoulderpads. The products will be split into two sub-collections, some of which will be produced and sold by Puma and others by Balmain, while others will be carried by both.

The British catwalk beauty has a long-running relationship with both companies. She has previously appeared with Rousteing in an advertising campaign for Balmain and collaborated with him on a collection of quilted leather handbags earlier this year. She has also appeared in Puma campaigns since 2016. This marks her first time designing clothes for each company.

“It’s really born out of our friendship. She asked me to work with her on this collection with Puma. We had a very clear point of view because we both love boxing,” Rousteing told WWD. “We also wanted to use this collaboration as a platform to promote diversity and inclusivity.”

“Puma has always represented team work and empowerment, so the idea of doing a partnership with Olivier seemed very fitting,” Delevingne said in a statement. “Balmain has a similar brave fierceness to their brand as Puma does and it really excited me to think of what we could all do together.”

Delevingne stars in the boxing-inspired campaign alongside a diverse range of models who were photographed by Brianna Capozzi.

Puma x Balmain created with Cara Delevingne will launch on 21 November.

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Sara Sampaio shuts down Jameela Jamil over ‘extremely offensive’ model comments

Sara Sampaio has slammed Jameela Jamil for labelling runway models as “long-starved terrified teenagers”.The Good Place actress and body positivity champion recently retweeted a video from the Colors of Africa fashion show, showing women of all shapes …

Sara Sampaio has slammed Jameela Jamil for labelling runway models as “long-starved terrified teenagers”.

The Good Place actress and body positivity champion recently retweeted a video from the Colors of Africa fashion show, showing women of all shapes and sizes performing a Nigerian dance while walking down the runway. Captioning her post, she wrote: “This looks like the most fun, and not a long-starved terrified teenager in sight. Beautiful.”

However, the comment didn’t sit well with the Victoria’s Secret Angel, who felt that Jameela, 33, was perpetuating a stereotype about models.

“How about celebrating someone without bringing other people down?” she responded on Twitter. “Calling runway models ‘long-starved terrified teenager’ is extremely offensive. From someone that is always preaching for body positivity this just screams hypocrisy.”

However, Jameela fired back at the message, suggesting models are “starving themselves, and using drugs and cocaine to control their weight”, before adding the behaviour is prominent in wider society and “perpetuated by the extreme thinness demanded of girls by the high fashion powers that be”.

“Eating disorders, drugs and cocaine use aren’t a (sic) exclusive problem of models, it’s a huge problem is society as a whole,” Sara replied. “It’s very simple to celebrate someone without having do drag other people. And make general negative assumptions about a whole group of people. Most of these girls are teenagers! And they don’t deserve to be constantly put in a negative box like you just did.

“I also know more about my industry than you. And I also know how much harm this generalisation does to a lot of girls that are actually healthy and normally been skinny all their lives.”

The 28-year-old then l told her followers she was fed up of people “feeling the need to attack models like we are some kind of plague that is wrong in this world” and concluded by tweeting that Jameela wasn’t willing to listen to her opinion.

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Olivier Rousteing: ‘The fashion industry needs to keep pushing diversity’

Olivier Rousteing wants to make sure diversity in the fashion industry isn’t just a short-term marketing ploy.The 34-year-old creative director of French fashion house Balmain has insisted that members of the industry need to pull together to ensure th…

Olivier Rousteing wants to make sure diversity in the fashion industry isn’t just a short-term marketing ploy.

The 34-year-old creative director of French fashion house Balmain has insisted that members of the industry need to pull together to ensure that diversity isn’t just a trend.

“I think some people always believed in diversity, some others have to follow a trend in a way because they don’t want to be the last one. I think it’s interesting to see who believes it really, and who has to,” he said during Vogue’s Forces of Fashion conference.

“We have so much work to do, to keep pushing diversity and make it real and natural and not only a trendy moment. It’s not a marketing point of view. It’s a real step for the world.”

However, the Frenchman recognised that there has been “big progress” as many fashion houses have now become size-inclusive.

“I can see beauty companies with all these colours, I can see different body shapes of women in campaigns, and this is what I’m happy to see,” he explained. “But 10 years ago, when I started in fashion, I did not see one single company do that… So I think we’re on the right track, but we still have a lot of fights to keep going for.”

Rousteing has revolutionised the Balmain label since he was appointed creative director in 2011 at the age of 24, but despite his success, the designer confessed he is never satisfied.

“But I think for every designer or creative director, being unsatisfied means that you always want to challenge yourself to do better, to do more and to learn more every day. I don’t think satisfaction is good for our art. I think dissatisfaction is actually challenging you every day,” he shared.

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