New York Fashion Week almost came to an end, which means it’s time to re-cap the coolest designs, hairstyles, and makeup looks that were presented on the runways. Popular brands already announced some of the biggest hair trends you will be opting for in Spring 2019. Get ready to color your hair in bold neon shades, add a lot of floral accessories and VA-VA volume. Here are some of the most epic hair moments from the catwalks at New York Fashion Week.
Tom Ford showed his latest offerings at the beginning of NYFW that seems to have a much brighter future this year. Dark glamour has been his specialty ever since conquering the world of high fashion in the 1990s. This time it was really dark and pretty quiet. He remained quiet even after the show and decided to skip the usual interviews. Opposite of his latest collections that were full of loud prints, details, sequins, this time the designs felt more wearable. Ford is taking a different turn for Spring 2019.
Animal cruelty is one of the most discussed topics in the fashion industry at the moment. Aside from diversity, inclusivity, and sustainability, brands are also trying to bring justice to animals, and stop using them as a source for clothing, shoes, and accessories. One of the most popular retailers, ASOS, is introducing a huge change to their policy. By the end of January 2019, the online retailer pledges to eliminate all of the products that include silk, cashmere, mohair, and feathers. In other words, they are making a strong step towards protecting silkworms, ducks, goats, and geese.
These four animal-derived materials are often used by numerous fashion houses and labels. Not many customers are aware how the widespread use of these fabrics affects the animals in the most negative way. Luckily, the issues of animal cruelty are becoming more evident, and a lot of brands are joining join the fight for sustainability.
The American animal rights organization PETA strongly praised ASOS’ decision. The brand’s online shop includes more than 850 international labels and is one of the most popular retailers. They followed the decision of Marks and Spencer, Topshop and H&M, who have also announced they will be staying away from mohair. Just recently PETA discovered the cruel techniques used in the mohair industry in South Africa, which led many brands to adopt this resolution.
“PETA applauds ASOS for leading the charge for compassion in fashion. In response to Peta’s campaigns, consumers are changing the face of the industry by demanding that designers and retailers ditch animal-derived materials in favor of cruelty-free alternatives that look great without causing suffering.”- said the director of corporate projects at PETA, Yvonne Taylor.
ASOS already introduced the changes on their website. All of the items that contain silk, mohair, cashmere, and feathers are on sale until the whole stock is cleared. They decided to put all of these clothing pieces, shoes, and accessories on discount, so that the shop will have a fresh start in January 2019.
“ASOS firmly believes it is not acceptable for animals to suffer in the name of fashion or cosmetics. ASOS is committed to working with industry expert groups to support the ongoing research, development, and implementation of animal welfare standards and transparency in the leather supply chain.”- says the retailer’s animal policy on their official website.
In the past year, a lot of luxury fashion houses pledged to stop the use of fur in their designs. Versace, Michael Kors, Gucci, and Furla are joining the ranks of Stella McCartney, Tom Ford, Armani, Tommy Hilfiger in the fight for the animal rights.
Photo Credit: ASOS
The best fashion moments happen during big events. All of the popular Hollywood stars packed their bags, left Venice and turned to Toronto. The International Toronto Film Festival started on September 7 and lasted until Sunday. During this time many A-listers took over this big Canadian town and transformed it into their fashion scene. These big events gather the most popular stars in the movie industry, that are always ready to flaunt perfect looks.
In spite of their busy schedule and the many events, they have to attend, the celebrities find the time to get ready and look amazing every time they make an appearance. All of them bring fresh, new glamorous moments that are worth taking a look at.
Nicole Kidman was a part of the celebrity crowd at the TIFF. The actress attended the Festival to present even two of her latest movies- “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and “The Upside”. This is probably the highlight year of her career, and the 50-year-old actress looks better than ever. For the HFPA & InStyle Annual Celebration event, Nicole chose an astonishing dress by Valentino. The long-sleeved dress featured a bold pattern and is marked as one of the best fashion moments during TIFF.
Another jaw-dropping look is the one by Emma Stone for the premiere of her new movie “Battle of the Sexes”. Stone proved that a simple white dress is enough to make a fashion statement. The actress stunned in a midi pencil white dress by Tom Ford with gold-chain straps. Emma finished off the look with white stilettos and a chic golden clutch.
Katherine Waterston served a stunning appearance in a tulle dress from the Dior Resort 2018 collection. Katherine went with a simple black tulle dress, decorated with multicolored sequins. She added a pair of black Dior pumps and left everyone in awe at the premiere of “The Current War”.