Michael Kors unveils American Dream-inspired spring 2020 collection

Michael Kors explored the idea of the American Dream in his spring/summer 2020 presentation. The fashion designer showcased his latest collection as part of New York Fashion Week at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Wednesday, with the event occurring on the …

Michael Kors explored the idea of the American Dream in his spring/summer 2020 presentation.

The fashion designer showcased his latest collection as part of New York Fashion Week at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Wednesday, with the event occurring on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Celebrities including Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, and Yalitza Aparicio were in attendance.

Although he didn’t mention 9/11 directly, Kors made a patriotic tribute to his homeland as he saluted classic American fashion while the Young People’s Chorus of New York City serenaded the crowd with songs including Don McLean’s American Pie and Woody Guthrie’s This Land is Your Land.

Speaking to reporters, the 60-year-old explained that the inspiration for the collection came from a trip he made with his husband Lance LePere to Ellis Island where he learned about his immigrant great-grandmother’s arrival to the U.S. at the age of 14.

“I walked out feeling incredibly patriotic because I thought about the fact that she built a business, raised a family and her dream was to cross the river to Brooklyn,” he told The Associated Press.

The collection channelled themes of American pride as well as love and peace, which was best exemplified with a jumper emblazoned with the word ‘Hate’ crossed out, clothing featuring cherry patterns, and shoes dotted with holly and ivy, like the topping on a pie.

Nautical chic had a big presence, as evident in sailor hats, boat shoes, and stripes, while jumpers, trousers and a swimsuit were covered in small anchor motifs. The colour palette was heavy on reds, whites, and blues.

Polka dots and gingham were also big news, as well as power dressing, with Bella Hadid wearing a blazer dress. The show concluded with models such as Adut Akech and Gigi Hadid sporting sparkly evening gowns.

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Kate Hudson’s boyfriend chose name for her new fashion line

Kate Hudson’s boyfriend Danny Fujikawa chose the name for her new fashion venture.The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actress is no stranger to the clothing industry, having launched activewear line Fabletics in partnership with JustFab in 2013 and worked…

Kate Hudson’s boyfriend Danny Fujikawa chose the name for her new fashion venture.

The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actress is no stranger to the clothing industry, having launched activewear line Fabletics in partnership with JustFab in 2013 and worked with New York & Company as an ambassador for the clothing brand’s Soho Jeans collection.

In March, Kate also announced she was gearing up to unveil the Happy x Nature line, featuring organic and recycled fabrics, and in a new interview with The Telegraph, she credited her musician beau with dreaming up the name of the label.

‘He said, ‘That’s what people think you are, happy by nature,”‘ she recalled. “And I understand why people would associate me with that idea. The reality is that contentment is a discipline. Happiness is something that we cultivate. But I like the idea that nature can make us happy and can bring us joy. It works on lots of levels.”

The Happy x Nature collection is comprised of floral printed dresses, denim garments, boho-chic dresses, and T-shirts. Kate and the design team are endeavouring for the line to be as eco-aware as possible, right down to the fabric tags and biodegradable bags, as promoting sustainability is very important to the star.

“I love fashion and I always have, but the more you get involved in it, the more you see how irresponsible the industry has been with waste. We’ve spent so long thinking that ‘more’ means more luxurious, when we need to start thinking that simplicity is more beautiful. It’s time to start being more responsible,” the 40-year-old commented.

Elsewhere in the chat, Kate shared that she had named one item in the range – a strapless, tiered dress, after her mother – Hollywood icon Goldie Hawn.

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Kate Hudson has no regrets over posing nude for magazine photoshoot

Kate Hudson has no regrets over posing nude for a past photoshoot because she “likes being naked”. In an interview to celebrate the 25th anniversary of U.S. InStyle magazine, the How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actress reflected on her eight covers for th…

Kate Hudson has no regrets over posing nude for a past photoshoot because she “likes being naked”.

In an interview to celebrate the 25th anniversary of U.S. InStyle magazine, the How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actress reflected on her eight covers for the publication.

Kate focused on the time she stripped off for her controversial 2001 cover and discussed how the criticism didn’t affect her, even when the magazine was banned from some stores.

“Whatever, we sold a whole bunch of them,” she quipped. “To be honest, it doesn’t take a lot for me to take my clothes off. People can say whatever they want, but I like being naked. Always have!

“I was newly married (to her now ex-husband Chris Robinson), and my whole career had just shot up after (2000 film) Almost Famous came out. I posed naked for the cover, and I was strategically draped with what was basically chain mail. The stylist had a very hard job!”

Kate went on to note that photoshoots in the early 2000s were much more relaxed.

“That time in my life was so much fun. There were no cell phones or social media or ‘content’. It was way more intimate and special,” the 40-year-old mused.

She also spoke about her 2003 cover, in which she was expecting her first child, son Ryder, and recalled how she refused to give up stilettos and told editors that she hoped to be “fashionably pregnant”.

Since then, she’s welcomed son Bingham, eight, with ex-fiance Matt Bellamy, and 10-month-old daughter Rani Rose, with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa.

“I was 24 and back then I really didn’t give up my high heels. But 15 years later, during this last pregnancy, I sure did,” she laughed.

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Fabletics taps Maddie Ziegler for new collection

Maddie Ziegler has been welcomed into the Fabletics family after co-designing a new line for Kate Hudson’s sporty brand.Dropping on Friday, the Maddie X Fabletics collection features leggings and T-shirts, and the Dance Moms star happily models some of…

Maddie Ziegler has been welcomed into the Fabletics family after co-designing a new line for Kate Hudson’s sporty brand.

Dropping on Friday, the Maddie X Fabletics collection features leggings and T-shirts, and the Dance Moms star happily models some of her designs in a campaign video, which she uploaded to her 13 million followers.

Decked out in pink leggings and a grey T-shirt tied up at the back, the 16-year-old shows off her moves in the promo clip.

She follows in the footsteps of Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Kate’s mother Goldie Hawn in teaming up with the activewear label.

The official Fabletics account also shared the news, writing “#MaddieXFabletics available June 7 @maddieziegler,” next to a second video of the dancer.

Maddie rose to fame as a child on Lifetime’s reality show Dance Moms but became a global star after Australian singer Sia began working with her in 2014, casting her in a string of her music videos, including Chandelier, Elastic Heart and Big Girls Cry.

In recent years, the teenager has moved into acting, landing parts in The Book of Henry and animated flick Ballerina, as well as the upcoming West Side Story remake and Sia’s big screen directorial debut, Music, which also stars Kate.

In a previous chat with Cosmopolitan, Kate revealed how close she and Sia had become during filming.

“Working with Sia on a special project and knowing that no matter what, I will always have a lifelong friend in her,” she gushed.

Music, which also stars Leslie Odom Jr. and Hector Elizondo, is due out later this year.

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Tadashi Shoji introduces affordable diffusion line

Tadashi Shoji has expanded his fashion empire with a new affordable line.The diffusion label, called Sho, is made up of shorter hemlines and sexier cuts, with all items retailing at between $148 (£114) to $298 (£229). His main line, which he introduc…

Tadashi Shoji has expanded his fashion empire with a new affordable line.

The diffusion label, called Sho, is made up of shorter hemlines and sexier cuts, with all items retailing at between $148 (£114) to $298 (£229). His main line, which he introduced in 1982, has a starting price point of $348 (£267) and goes up to $898 (£690).

“Our customer has a daughter, that daughter doesn’t know our label, and they don’t want the same garment mom is wearing. Some customers in Japan do mother-and-daughter dresses, but in the U.S. younger people don’t want to wear mom’s dress,” Tadashi told WWD.

Sho is now available across the U.S. at Neiman Marcus and Macy’s stores, Shothelabel.com and the Japanese designer’s Las Vegas boutique.

Items from the new line include a sequined gold minidress, a coral pink lace sheath dress and a tailored white jumpsuit with a silver mesh overlay.

Tadashi is confident the Sho designs will appeal to a younger audience looking for the perfect prom or party outfit.

“Department stores are asking us for lower prices so a younger demographic can afford it, especially for prom, girls are looking for sexy dresses,” he said.

Like his main line, Tadashi, who has outfitted celebrities like Katy Perry, Kate Hudson and former First Lady Michelle Obama, has manufactured the new garments in China.

His latest fashion venture comes two years after he introduced bridalwear into his company’s offerings.

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Kate Hudson reaches milestone on post-baby weight loss journey

Kate Hudson has celebrated reaching a major milestone in her post-baby weight loss journey.The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actress welcomed daughter Rani Rose with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa last October (18), a sibling for her sons Ryder, 15, and Bingh…

Kate Hudson has celebrated reaching a major milestone in her post-baby weight loss journey.

The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actress welcomed daughter Rani Rose with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa last October (18), a sibling for her sons Ryder, 15, and Bingham, seven, from previous relationships.

Since having her third child, Kate has been open about her goal of losing 25 pounds (11 kilograms) before she starts work on a new movie in the spring, and as a WW (formerly Weight Watchers) ambassador, she is abiding by the health company’s points plan.

“Okay my friends, wanted to share! I’m a couple lbs from goal weight! I’ve done it without stressing on food or working out like crazy although I have been disciplined,” she captioned a mirror selfie in which she shows off her athletic figure on her Instagram page on Thursday (18Apr19). “I’ve taken my time, I’ve stayed true to my @ww app which I am so grateful for our relationship and that they included me in their family because it’s an incredible set up. Easy as pie! And I can eat pie… except it’s anywhere from 9-22 points which is not the best move… I personally go for the 5 point wine or vodka martini for a treat.”

But while Kate has found success by abiding by her WW plans, she also made a point of thanking those who have supported her, including her team at her athleisure clothing company Fabletics, which she co-founded in 2013.

“I feel lucky that my other work life (when my entrepreneur hat is on) is surrounded by the most inspiring people. To every single person in the @fabletics community and every person in the @ww community, you keep me focused and encouraged,” the 39-year-old continued. “I thank you! Yes, active lifestyle I find enjoyable and yes, understanding food is a passion of mine but it doesn’t mean that I don’t need the support like everyone else. Sharing the little parts of my wellness journey with you makes me feel oh so good. I can only hope that what I put out there can make you feel good and bring encouragement in return. Love, Kate.”

Kate’s next project is fantasy film Blood Moon, which is to be directed by Ana Lily Amirpour and will also feature Zac Efron.

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Kate Hudson to expand fashion portfolio with new ready-to-wear line

Kate Hudson is planning to hit the high street with new designs from her first ready-to-wear line.The Almost Famous actress is already a fashion mogul with her popular online subscription activewear brand, Fabletics, but now fans don’t have to sign up …

Kate Hudson is planning to hit the high street with new designs from her first ready-to-wear line.

The Almost Famous actress is already a fashion mogul with her popular online subscription activewear brand, Fabletics, but now fans don’t have to sign up to wear her creations – the is gearing up to send her clothes to brick and mortar stores.

“ANNOUNCING my first ever ready-to-wear line called HAPPY X NATURE!” she wrote on Instagram on Thursday (28Mar19) in a caption attached to a campaign video for her new clothes. “We’re almost ready! Get your sneak peek @happyxnatureofficial (sign up at happyxnature.com LINK IN BIO) Striving to make you and nature happy Hope you love it!”

The Happy X Nature website revealed a little more about the brand, but a release date has not yet been revealed.

Kate dons some of her designs in the campaign advertisement she shared on Instagram, with the star wearing cute casual pieces such as jean overalls, a beige jumpsuit, a yellow summer dress and other everyday garments.

The actress, who welcomed her third child, a daughter, in October (18) with her boyfriend Danny Fujikawa, has been in the fashion business since 2013 when she launched Fabletics.

The inclusive brand, which offers athleisure gear from sizes zero to 30, will celebrate its sixth year in business in July, and Kate has previously spoken about her desire to make a positive difference in people’s lives through her clothing ventures.

“I don’t believe that you can have a company that is about inspiring and empowering women and not include everyone,” she told Stylecaster.

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Adriana Lima honoured at Daily Front Row Fashion Awards

Adriana Lima was named Icon of the Year at The Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards (FLA) on Sunday night (17Mar19).The Brazilian supermodel is one of the most famous names in fashion, and executives at the publication feted her achievements at…

Adriana Lima was named Icon of the Year at The Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards (FLA) on Sunday night (17Mar19).

The Brazilian supermodel is one of the most famous names in fashion, and executives at the publication feted her achievements at a presentation held at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, with Love magazine editor Katie Grand bestowing her with the prize.

“Thank you @kegrand for presenting my fashion icon award tonight. Love you,” the 37-year-old captioned a snap of her posing with Katie on her Instagram page.

In addition, Slick Woods collected the Model of the Year prize, and Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia of Oscar de la Renta and Monse were named Designers of the Year.

Other models to attend the event included Stella Maxwell, Candice Swanepoel, Chanel Iman, Jasmine Sanders, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Kate Hudson was awarded the Fashion Entrepreneur award for her ventures with athleisure brand Fabletics and clothing company New York & Company, while Lady Gaga was on hand to present her longtime hairstylist Frederic Aspiras with the Hairstylist of the Year award.

“On my way to present hair stylist of the year from The Daily Front Row to my best friend and hair artist for a decade @federicaspiras,” Gaga wrote on her Instagram Stories prior to the event.

Fashion stars including Christian Siriano and Jennifer Meyer also stepped out for the bash, as did celebrities including Alicia Silverstone, James Marsden, Jaime King, and Busy Philipps, with comedy star Celeste Barber hosting.

“We are thrilled with this year’s honorees representing both established stars such as Adriana Lima and rising stars such as Slick Woods. We’re also delighted to bring Celeste Barber, the hilarious and brilliant Australian comedian, to the FLA stage for the first time. Finally, the fashion world has the comic it so richly deserves,” commented Brandusa Niro, The Daily Front Row’s editor-in-chief, before the ceremony.

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Lady Gaga honours longtime hairstylist at Daily Front Row Fashion Awards

Lady Gaga went for a milkmaid chic look as she honoured her longtime hairstylist Frederic Aspiras at The Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards on Sunday night (17Mar19).The 32-year-old singer dressed to impress for the occasion in a Rodarte dress,…

Lady Gaga went for a milkmaid chic look as she honoured her longtime hairstylist Frederic Aspiras at The Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards on Sunday night (17Mar19).

The 32-year-old singer dressed to impress for the occasion in a Rodarte dress, which featured a classic silhouette given a modern edge thanks to being made of black and white leather. The ensemble featured puffy sleeves, a large white bow on the torso and a white triangular ruffle on the long skirt.

Gaga completed her look by styling her platinum locks in retro waves, and went all out with her make-up, wearing bright orange lipstick and a matching eyeshadow, with diamond encrusted fake eyelashes adding the perfect finishing touch.

Sharing a snap of her outfit on her Instagram Stories, Gaga wrote: “On my way to present best hairstylist of the year from The Daily Front Row to my best friend and hair artist for a decade @fredericaspiras.”

As Gaga and Frederic arrived at the event, they posed up a storm on the red carpet – air kissing, holding hands and, at one point, Frederic swept Gaga back into a dip.

The Oscar-winning singer wasn’t the only famous face to make an appearance at the awards.

Kate Hudson looked incredible in a sparkling red dress which showed off her post-baby curves, while Courtney Love also opted for red as she sported a figure-hugging silk number.

Busy Philipps went for a dramatic look in a plunging black shirt and wide-legged silver trousers, finished off with slicked-back hair, while Jaime King sported similarly wet-look locks – the perfect accompaniment to her black trouser suit, teamed with a mint green velvet cummerbund and cute bunny clutch bag.

Cara Santana, Malika Haqq and Shadowhunters actress Katherine McNamara also pulled out all the stops for the occasion.

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Rachel Zoe returning to TV with fashion competition series

Rachel Zoe is gearing up to make a return to reality TV with a new fashion competition series.The designer and stylist, known for her boho-chic aesthetic and work with celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Garner, and Kate Hudson, s…

Rachel Zoe is gearing up to make a return to reality TV with a new fashion competition series.

The designer and stylist, known for her boho-chic aesthetic and work with celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Garner, and Kate Hudson, starred in her own Bravo show, The Rachel Zoe Project, for five seasons between 2008 and 2013.

Now, Zoe has announced that she has teamed with TV producer Mark Burnett and executives at MGM Television on a fresh project, which aims to find undiscovered designers.

“This is the show I have always wanted to make,” she said in a statement. “The show will spotlight some of the most talented designers from around the world, and I am thrilled to be able to highlight their work. I have the utmost respect for Mark Burnett and the team at MGM – this is my dream partnership.”

The TV show, which is currently untitled, will bring together an array of design talent from around the world. Competing designers will have to work on original creations, with part of the format seeing the items put up for sale online after each episode has aired.

Sean Kelly and Steve Hughes of Shaggy Entertainment came up with the concept, and will serve as executive producers alongside Zoe, Burnett, and Barry Poznick.

Regarding the concept, Burnett, chairman of MGM’s Worldwide Television Group, commented that he was thrilled to be collaborating with Zoe.

“I love fashion and have wanted to do a show in this space for quite some time. We are thrilled to have Rachel Zoe on board for this epic global fashion showdown that will bring trendsetting designs to your doorstep. Rachel is the epitome of style and fashion,” he shared.

Zoe’s new show comes after Project Runway has undergone a shake-up for season 17, with Karlie Kloss taking over as host from Heidi Klum and Christian Siriano succeeding Tim Gunn as a mentor. Klum and Gunn are currently working on a new fashion competition programme for Amazon Video.

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