- Spanish fashion designer Paco Rabanne, best known for his space-age metal dresses and bestselling fragrances, has died at the age of 88.
- Phoebe Philo will be launching her long-awaited eponymous brand in September.
- Refinery29 reports that “Cluttercore”, the 2010s blogger aesthetic, is back in style.
- Brooches are also making a comeback: According to The RealReal’s 2023 luxury consignment report for example, demand for brooches was up 27% during the 2022 holiday season, while pins from Gucci were up by 70%.
- For its Spring 2023 designer collaboration, H&M is teaming up with Mugler.
- A new exhibition at New York’s Museum at FIT traces the history of hip-hop style across 50 years.
- According to The Observer, slippers have left the comfort of home to become a status symbol.
- “Why fashion houses are getting into video games: As players spend more and more time and money in the digital hangout spaces provided by video games, it makes sense for fashion brands to join them there.”
Fun Fashion Fact
Did you know that the “Bettina Blouse” created by Hubert de Givenchy, and named after his muse, model Bettina Graziani, was key in reintroducing tailored shirts back into high fashion. The blouse contrasted its signature ruffles with a trim fit, and was crafted from raw shirting cotton which had until then exclusively been used for couture fittings. “Relegated to men’s suits, shirting was commonly thought to be masculine, and therefore inappropriate for women at the time. The Bettina Blouse’s ruffled sleeves, elegantly flowing collar and exquisite embroidery emphatically upended that notion, setting a fashion movement in motion and garnering the equivalent of nearly $14,000 in its first day of sales.”