Telfar teaming with Gap on collection

Designer Telfar Clemens is collaborating with the team at Gap on a collection.Clemens, who founded his unisex fashion line in 2005, took to Instagram on Thursday to post an image of the clothing retailer’s logo, but with the first letter changed to ref…

Designer Telfar Clemens is collaborating with the team at Gap on a collection.

Clemens, who founded his unisex fashion line in 2005, took to Instagram on Thursday to post an image of the clothing retailer’s logo, but with the first letter changed to reflect his own branding. He simply added the caption, “COMING SOON #GAPbyTELFAR.”

A Gap spokesperson also confirmed the partnership by uploading the same logo and adding a video of the fashion star.

“The idea of fashion sometimes, to people in general, is almost intimidating,” he shared, while being depicted walking on a city street and heading towards a Gap store. “I’m definitely more attracted to the things you can wear every day. It’s really having this specific take to a thing that really is going to make it Telfar.”

The collection is set to debut later this year.

And in an interview with Vogue.com, Clemens and artistic director Babak Radboy indicated that the line will be accessible and available in a range of sizes.

“We met with the team at Gap almost a year ago now,” the 35-year-old commented. “The type of brand that I am, I’m influenced by the Gap way of merchandising and designing things. It’s like we’re stuck in this luxury market when what inspires us is (regular clothes). And being on regular people, and that kind of ubiquity and accessibility.”

The Telfar label has gone from strength to strength in recent years, especially after Clemens was named the winner of the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund in 2017.

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Ellen DeGeneres expanding retail reach with Walmart partnership

Ellen DeGeneres is gearing up to launch a new clothing brand in Walmart stores.The talk show host, who is known for her relaxed signature style, has teamed with the American retail giant on a new womenswear line, which will feature T-shirts, footwear, …

Ellen DeGeneres is gearing up to launch a new clothing brand in Walmart stores.

The talk show host, who is known for her relaxed signature style, has teamed with the American retail giant on a new womenswear line, which will feature T-shirts, footwear, accessories and denim.

Asked what inspired the new label, called EV1, Ellen has shared that she is driven to create clothing which has the power to encourage kindness in others.

“Adorableness. Is that a word? The biggest inspiration was actually inclusiveness,” she said in a statement. “That’s definitely a word. EV1 promotes kindness and love and diversity. We wanted it to appeal and be available to as many people as possible. Plus, it really is adorable.”

Fans can pick up items from the 60-piece collection from one of Walmart’s 2,300 stores on 10 September (18), with all pieces coming in at under $30 (£24).

Ellen has already proved her design skills with her eponymous lifestyle brand E.D., which launched in 2014. She also previously collaborated with Gap.

The EV1 line will be size inclusive, ranging from XS to 3XL and U.S. sizes 0 to 20 for denim and 5 to 12 for footwear.

Explaining the name of the collection, Walmart’s head of fashion, Denise Incandela, said: “We, along with Ellen, wanted to make a line that worked for everyone.

“Designed to be effortlessly stylish, EV1 was inspired by Ellen’s own confidence and optimism. Think T-shirts with inspirational sayings, elevated denim and fantastic sneakers.”

She added that the Ellen partnership further helps establish Walmart as a “fashion destination”.

New designs will be added to the EV1 range seasonally.

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Jasmine Sanders urges people to cut back on phone use

Jasmine Sanders is trying to limit the amount of time she spends on her phone.The model has walked the runway for the likes of Miu Miu and Moschino as well as appeared in campaigns for brands including Nike, Gap and Ralph Lauren. Jasmine also has a hu…

Jasmine Sanders is trying to limit the amount of time she spends on her phone.

The model has walked the runway for the likes of Miu Miu and Moschino as well as appeared in campaigns for brands including Nike, Gap and Ralph Lauren.

Jasmine also has a huge social media following thanks to her @golden_barbie Instagram account, which to date has attracted the attention of over three million followers.

But in spite of her constant engagement with fans online, she is urging others to leave their phones at home when socialising out in the real world.

“There’s never a moment someone is not on a camera,” the 27-year-old explained in an interview with StyleCaster. “The hardest test is not taking it to dinner. Of course, my excuse is I need the GPS to get in the car (that’s my excuse for everything. I need my GPS – I can’t get there without it.) So, take it in the car, but leave it in the glove compartment. Go in and see if you can really have that time (away from your phone).”

The fashion star also admitted that she is well aware of the kind of posts her millions of Instagram followers want to see, but will occasionally focus on her own desires.

“There are times when I look at my page and I’m like, ‘You know what? I’m tired of being cookie-cutter perfect for everyone. I want to post what I want.’ As crazy as that sounds, I want to post a view without me in it,” she laughed. “I have those moments of me being in what to my eyes is rebellious against what Golden Barbie is on the Internet.”

Away from her Golden Barbie persona, Jasmine was recently made the face of Smashbox Cover Shot Palettes Collection, a highly pigmented glittery range of eyeshadows.

“I don’t think there’s ever been a moment when glitter hasn’t made anything prettier or made me feel happier,” the blonde beauty smiled.

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Ralph Lauren to stop using mohair in all garments

Ralph Lauren will no longer use mohair in any products.Following pressure from officials at animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), representatives from the Ralph Lauren Corporation, founded by designer Ralph Laur…

Ralph Lauren will no longer use mohair in any products.

Following pressure from officials at animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), representatives from the Ralph Lauren Corporation, founded by designer Ralph Lauren in 1967, have confirmed that they are ditching mohair, a silk-like fabric or yarn made from the hair of the Angora goat.

The ban will apply to all of the New York-based retail giant’s brands, including Ralph Lauren Home, Polo Ralph Lauren, Chaps, Club Monaco and American Living.

“Because a credible animal welfare standard for sourcing mohair does not currently exist, we will not include it in our product pipeline going forward,” a Ralph Lauren spokesperson said, according to The New York Post.

The decision comes after PETA campaigners conducted an expose of the mohair industry in South Africa, where more than 50 per cent of the world’s mohair is sourced. Video footage depicted shearers working quickly and carelessly, leaving angora goats with gaping wounds.

In addition, unwanted goats were slaughtered in agonising ways – with PETA’s legal team asking law enforcement agencies in the nation to investigate and file charges, as appropriate, for potential violations of the Animals Protection Act.

“PETA’s expose pulled back the curtain on the violent mohair industry, and Ralph Lauren responded by banning the cruelly produced material,” added Anne Brainard, PETA director of corporate affairs, in a statement. “Ralph Lauren has joined the growing list of fashion brands that recognise that today’s shoppers don’t support cruelty to animals in the fashion industry.”

Other fashion brands that have banned mohair include Zara, Gap, Banana Republic, H&M, Topshop, Uniqlo, Diane von Furstenberg and Brooks Brothers, among others.

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Nike, H&M, Burberry and Gap pledge to lessen waste

Nike, H&M, Burberry and Gap have joined Stella McCartney in signing up to an initiative aimed at reducing fashion’s waste.McCartney, an advocate for sustainable fashion, was the first to board the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular sc…

Nike, H&M, Burberry and Gap have joined Stella McCartney in signing up to an initiative aimed at reducing fashion’s waste.

McCartney, an advocate for sustainable fashion, was the first to board the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular scheme last year, with global brands soon following her lead and pledging to recycle raw materials and products.

“Over the past 15 years clothing production has doubled, while the amount of time we wear those clothes before throwing them away – usually to be landfilled or incinerated – has fallen dramatically,” Francois Souchet, head of Make Fashion Circular, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

“We can change this ever faster model into one in which clothes are never seen as waste, through better design and new leasing and resale business models.”

Working with HSBC bank, the brands and designers part of the initiative will spend three years finding new ways to lessen the amount of pollution they are putting out.

A report by the foundation found that less than one per cent of clothing is recycled, and half a million tonnes of plastic microfibres, the equivalent to more than 50 billion plastic bottles, are released from washed clothing annually, adding to the high levels of ocean pollution seen around the globe.

H&M spokesman Inigo Saenz Maestre spoke to Business of Fashion about the retailer’s decision to join the foundation.

“There is no single company that can solve the challenge of shifting the whole industry from a linear to a circular business model on its own, that is why a collaborative approach is crucial,” Maestre said.

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Candice Swanepoel shares nude pregnancy photo

Candice Swanepoel has stripped off for a nude maternity photo.The Victoria’s Secret model is currently expecting her second son with fiance Hermann Nicoli, with whom she already shares 18-month-old son Anaca. Candice decided to share an intimate glimps…

Candice Swanepoel has stripped off for a nude maternity photo.

The Victoria’s Secret model is currently expecting her second son with fiance Hermann Nicoli, with whom she already shares 18-month-old son Anaca.

Candice decided to share an intimate glimpse into her ongoing pregnancy with fans, and bared all for a revealing snap which she posted on Instagram on Tuesday (10Apr18).

“Body blossoming,” she wrote in the image’s caption, where she can be seen covering her breasts with one arm while touching her stomach with the other. “the path between spiritual and the physical …aren’t women amazing?!”

The South African star also added the hashtag “#6months,” which means her baby boy is due to arrive this July.

She previously used Instagram to announce her exciting news, with the stunning blonde sharing a maternity shoot picture alongside the caption, “Christmas came early!” in December. Candice subsequently shared her unborn child’s gender via social media, where she uploaded a sweet video of her eldest kissing her burgeoning bump, writing, “My boys”, alongside emojis of blue hearts and two boys.

Despite her growing family, Candice remains one of the most successful models in the industry, with recent campaigns for Victoria’s Secret and Gap under her belt.

In a previous interview, the 29-year-old credited becoming a mother for giving her a new outlook on life.

“It’s all so new to me and I think, especially in the beginning, that everything is such a joy; you’re excited about every moment,” she gushed to Vogue.co.uk. “Becoming a mother makes the world feel so much better. Nothing can get me down. I just look at (Anaca) and see him seeing the world for the first time, and it’s just such a pleasure to see it through his eyes.”

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Sarah Jessica Parker’s new Gap collection inspired by her childhood

Sarah Jessica Parker’s new fashion collaboration with Gap was inspired by her childhood. The Sex and the City star wanted the Gap x Sarah Jessica Parker collection of children’s apparel and women’s dresses to be timeless, so that fans could pass the i…

Sarah Jessica Parker’s new fashion collaboration with Gap was inspired by her childhood.

The Sex and the City star wanted the Gap x Sarah Jessica Parker collection of children’s apparel and women’s dresses to be timeless, so that fans could pass the items down through generations – just like her family did when she was a kid, and she still does as a mother-of-three.

She tells People magazine, “I’m one of eight kids… (and) I grew up in a house where we all wore hand-me-downs and those bins of clothes still exist. My daughters wore the dresses I wore – those clothes have been passed along to friends and our babysitter’s children when they gave birth.”

Her childhood also inspired the designs and small details on the new clothes – one of the jackets in the collection features “Rabbit, Rabbit” stitched on the back, a saying that was “a sign of good luck” for her family. The pieces also have “Property Of” stitched in every item – another family tradition.

“It’s a very tight, specific collection but it’s very much based on clothes I wore growing up, and I was so happy to discover that when we offered our boards to the (Gap) team when we first met they were so enthusiastic,” she continues. “It tapped into their past as well… It was just very fortunate that we were all in line and excited about the same thing.”

“Creating this collection with Gap has been such a treat as a mother, as one of eight children, and as a re-connection with the brand,” she adds. “I hope the pieces are cherished by the children who wear them, that items are passed down among generations, and that some great memories are created while wearing them.”

The new collection is the latest fashion venture for the actress, who also created fashion line Bitten and footwear line SJP Collection, but the new line allowed her to work with her daughters and son.

“We talked about it and they were very enthusiastic, which was very encouraging,” she says. “I have three very different children and they all have different needs and likes and dislikes. I wanted to hear their opinions, but I can’t design only for them.

“You’re designing for millions and millions of children but I wanted very much to hear their thoughts and it was helpful and it was also especially encouraging.”

The new collection will be released online and in stores on 1 March (18).

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