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Best Pretty Shapewear Really Works Wonders

Pretty Shapewear? That Doesn’t Really Exist, Does It?

Let’s face it, most shapewear looks a bit meh. At best it is just a little bit bland and at worst it looks like something your granny would wear! It is not exactly the stuff you want to show your other half on date night, is it?

Never fear though, Shapewear Wholesale have gone and done it! They have actually made shapewear that looks like gorgeous undies. Now you do need to underwear, this stuff isn’t going to turn you into Kim Kardashian with all her curves and teeny tiny waist. However, it will firm you up nicely and give you a much flatter tummy. And, more importantly, you won’t be embarrassed to flash them to your other half either!

Date Night Shapewear!

Shapewear Wholesale UK makes two ranges of incredibly beautiful shapewear.

Shapewear Wholesale Spotlight On Lace

Ooh La La, Shapewear Wholesale Spotlight On Lace shapewear is amazing. It is made from the most fabulous soft lacey fabric, with super strong tummy control panels. It is all FIRM in slimming control, so will really help to firm you up and make your look much slimmer. The legs are all finished with stretchy lace, so you won’t get any lines or VPL where they finish.

There are 3 Shapewear Wholesale Spotlight On Lace styles to choose from. They all fit waist measurements 27″ to 35.5″ and come in white, vintage rose and black.

  1. Shapewear Wholesale Spotlight On Lace Firm Control Bodysuit

Best Pretty Shapewear Really Works Wonders

This is a BEAUTIFUL bodysuit with really good coverage. It is in the style of a traditional knicker leg bodysuit, with bust coverage. It will SLIM your hips, bottom, tummy, waist and midriff areas. It will support your bust without any underwires. The straps are convertible, so you can wear them … Read the rest

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Six recycling innovations that could change fashion

Paris – The fashion industry’s enormous waste problem is pushing governments, particularly in Europe, towards ambitious recycling targets. 

The problem is that recycling textiles is a highly complex task and technical solutions are still in their infancy.

NGOs warn the real problem is over-production, and that tech innovations may just provide cover for brands to continue pumping out billions of new clothes. 

But the pressure to start recycling at massive scale is happening now.

“Brands need to get to high levels of recycling at super-speed, and if they don’t, the EU will be giving them massive fines,” said circular economy consultant Paul Foulkes-Arellano. 

AFP spoke to multiple experts to see which ideas could make a difference. 

Many will fail, but here is a snapshot of current contenders that illustrate the different challenges in textile recycling.

– MycoWorks: Mushroom leather –

MycoWorks grows mycelium (fungus roots) that comes out like luxury leather, with early clients including Hermes and General Motors (for car interiors). 

“The only input is sawdust and energy costs are extremely low because it’s a fungus not a plant, so there’s no need for light, and very little water,” said CEO Matt Scullin. 

While the makers of most new biomaterials are struggling to reach industrial scale, MycoWorks claims to have cracked the problem, billing itself as “the first and only biomaterials company to open a full-scale factory” — in the US state of South Carolina — with the first 1,000-sheet harvest coming off the line in January.

– Circ: Unblending clothes –

Most clothes are a blend of materials, making them hard to recycle. US-based Circ has invented a chemical solution to separate the most common blend, polycotton, into its constituent parts.

It uses a hydrothermal process to liquify the polyester and separate it from the cotton. 

Both can

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What To Expect at New York Fashion Week FW24

Where September represents a livelier and party-filled New York Fashion Week, February returns to the basics with clothes at the core – breaking some of winter’s frost with their captivating designs. In New York City specifically, the season represents a time of heightened focus for brands to curate cohesive collections and refine their design expertise.

With this year’s calendar, a roster of designers is taking to the catwalk for their Fall/Winter 2024 collections. From names like Helmut Lang to Michael Kors and Thom Browne, there’s a range of moments to be on the lookout for featuring highlight returns, seasoned New York Fashion Week names and even a few newcomers – taking place from Friday, February 9 through Wednesday, February 14.

Highlight Returns

Last September’s NYFW, Peter Do held his first runway show as Helmut Lang’s new creative director in an attempt to return the brand to its former glory. With his signature tailored sentiments, Do brought a clean edge to the NYC-based label while maintaining its minimal stylings. Since then, Do offered up a clean collection for the Pre-Fall 2024 season, but now the designer is returning to the runway for his second show at Helmut Lang. Peter Do’s second show at Helmut Lang is set to kick off NYFW on Friday, February 9 at noon.

Edvin Thompson’s Theophilio is also back on the runway roster, marking its first show since September 2022. Culture remains at the forefront of the Jamaican-born designer’s process and each collection has seen him dive deeper into his roots. Tommy Hilfiger returns to the calendar as well, having not shown during NYFW since September 2022. If the past show was any indication – making a grand spectacle at Brookly’s Skyline Drive In – Hilfiger’s next on the runway will surely be a

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The Future of Resale and Rental Fashion

Resale and rental occupy a curious spot in the fashion market.

The pioneers that charged out ahead and into the public markets — including Rent the Runway Inc., ThredUp Inc. and The RealReal Inc. — have all struggled with investors, who are no longer willing to settle for growth and want actual profits.

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Still, brands and retailers keep jumping in, pumping more heat into a resale and rental sector that is sometimes seen as a kind of sustainable savior, a single-item logistics nightmare or just a black hole for money.

Maybe it’s a little bit of all of those, but certainly big companies are very much still paying attention.

Zara launched a pre-owned platform in 14 European markets in December. And Amazon Luxury Stores recently entered resale with Hardly Ever Worn It in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

Urban Outfitters Inc.’s Nuuly rental platform drove $65.5 million in revenues in the third quarter, an 86 percent increase from a year earlier that produced operating profits.

“With the strong partnership of our sister brands Anthropologie, Free People, FP Movement and Urban Outfitters as well as over 400 other partner brands, we have curated what we believe is the most compelling rental clothing assortment on the market,” crowed David Hayne, Urban’s chief technology officer, to analysts last year.

Just where all these resale and rental efforts lead remains to be seen. But the sense is, they’re going somewhere.

“We’re kind of in the messy, let’s figure it out [stage], because brands and companies all realize now, yes, it’s a real market,” said Cara Smyth, chair of Fashion Makes Change at the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

“Resale grew five times faster than the regular retail clothing sector in 2022,” Smyth said. “There’s money to be made. There are

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Fashion fans race to House of Fraser to nab sale bargains – with a shopper nabbing designer goodies for as cheap as 75p

FROM AllSaints and Barbour to Mulberry and Charlotte Tilbury, House of Fraser has it all. 

And now, eagle-eyed fashion fans have noticed prices on some of its biggest brands have been slashed. 

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There are mega bargains on the House of Fraser website right nowCredit: PA:Press Association

The department store is selling posh candles for 75p, Versace undies for £8 a pair and luxury pyjama sets for a cool £2. 

Shoppers have been rushing to the House of Fraser website all this week to nab some bargains. 

Vicki Miles walked away with the biggest savings, picking up a whopping £1,121.06 worth of stuff for just £173.42. 

That means she saved an eye-watering £947.64 on Nike tracksuits, Ted Baker homeware and kidswear. 

She shared the shopping win on Facebook, saying that there was “too much to list” online but she found plenty of “branded” things. 

Similarly, Vicky Marsden picked up 16 items for just £33. 

“There’s 70% off at House of Fraser sale,” she penned on social media. 

“Three pairs of men’s trainers, five lots of family Christmas pyjamas, six outfits for my toddler and a workout outfit for me.”

Fabulous found Crocs slashed to £13.99 and Jack Wills slippers for just £3 in the sale.

Fashion brands like Missguided and I Saw It First have had items slashed to as little as £1.25. 

Calvin Klein denim shorts were just £23, while thongs and bralettes from the American designer were as cheap as £4. 

House of Fraser started as a small shop

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Is TikTok the new fashion trend?

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice.

There has been a recent rise in UGG consumers, an influx in Amazon shoppers, and altogether a spike in fashion dupes. Interestingly enough, though, all these products have been available for plenty of time, but are just now gaining momentous popularity. Why? It’s all thanks to TikTok.

As a result of TikTok, styles such as cottage-corestyle=”font-weight: 400;”, an aesthetic that celebrates simple living, and Barbie-core, which encapsulates Barbie’s fun and vivacious way of living, have become popular. The list of aesthetics popularized by Tiktok is endless: goblin-core, fairy-core, and many more. 

With that, there is the rise of microtrends—fashion fads that peak in popularity before quickly falling out of current fashion—proliferated by social media. TikTok has millions of users who repeatedly watch hauls and sponsored videos that expose consumers to products or brands that they algorithmically want to purchase. 

For example, Remi Bader, an NYC-based Curve Model and full-time influencer on TikTok, garnered popularity when she started posting clothing hauls. She gave her unfiltered opinions on how brands like Zara, Aritzia, and Target fit plus-sized women, which created a mass following.

Many people watched Bader to get fashion inspiration, but that quickly changed when the influencer fell into TikTok’s generalized marketing scheme to bring in users. Nonetheless, millions of viewers blindly followed her opinions and reflected them in their own lives. 

This raises the question: does succumbing to these trends fuel or erase self-expression? The answer is clear: the fashion industry pervading TikTok is robbing individuals’ sense of identity through their clothing.  

Before the rise of social media, other mediums like catalogs, newspapers, and television were consumers’ primary sources to explore upcoming

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GENESIS AND THE COUNCIL OF FASHION DESIGNERS OF AMERICA ANNOUNCE FIRST DESIGN + INNOVATION GRANT WINNER

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Genesis and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) are pleased to announce the first ever CFDA | Genesis House AAPI Design + Innovation Grant winner, Grace Ling. With the support of notable industry mentors and funding from Genesis, participants were challenged to create a bespoke fashion collection highlighting the tension and balance between their Asian heritage and modernity over the course of five months.

Grace Ling awarded Genesis and CFDA’s AAPI-focused innovation grant at Genesis House in NYC.Grace Ling awarded Genesis and CFDA’s AAPI-focused innovation grant at Genesis House in NYC.

Grace Ling awarded Genesis and CFDA’s AAPI-focused innovation grant at Genesis House in NYC.

Alongside fellow rising AAPI fashion designers Andrew Kwon, and Haoran Li and Siying Qu of Private Policy, Grace Ling presented her final collection to an esteemed judging panel and was announced as the grant’s inaugural winner at a private event at Genesis House on February 7th. The collections were judged by Jodie Chan (Vice President of Global Marketing & Communications at Carolina Herrera), Laurent Claquin (President of Kering Americas), Rachel Espersen (Executive Director, Brand Experience, Genesis House & Studios), Steven Kolb (CEO of CFDA), and Wen Zhou (CEO and Co-Founder of 3.1 Phillip Lim).

“It has been an incredible experience working with the CFDA and these immensely talented designers throughout this one-of-a-kind program supporting the AAPI community,” said Rachel Espersen, executive director, brand experience, Genesis House & Studios, at Genesis Motor America. “Our three finalists produced beautiful works of art that showcase their unique style and interpretation of their heritage, and we’re deeply proud of their journeys over the course of these last few months.”

CFDA | Genesis House AAPI Design + Innovation Grant winner, Grace Ling, produced a collection of three full looks inspired by a femme fatale character, each representing seduction, transformation and initiation. Ling, known for blending futurism and

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AI.Fashion raises 3.6 million US dollars in funding

Los Angeles-based AI.Fashion, the Y Combinator-backed leader in AI technology for the fashion industry, has raised 3.6 million US dollars in seed funding in a round led by Neo.

Launched in 2023 by experts from Google, Microsoft, and MIT, AI.Fashion aims to “empower the next generation of models,” by ensuring real humans and creatives remain central in fashion’s AI-driven future via a suite of tools fostering collaboration between models, designers and brands.

Its tools enable virtual photoshoots, advanced design and image customisation and real-time interactions, all enhanced by AI.Fashion’s proprietary AI.

‘Persona’ by AI.Fashion, developed with unique advanced AI technology, is tailored to keep human talent and creativity at the forefront of fashion and allows real models to get hired for virtual photoshoots.

This approach “not only preserves the irreplaceable authenticity that real models bring but also opens up new realms of opportunity and flexibility for them while ensuring control over their image and likeness,” explains AI.Fashion. While for brands, it offers a chance to utilise AI without losing the human element “that is so vital to fashion”.

AI.Fashion platform
AI.Fashion platform Credits: AI.Fashion

AI.Fashion also believes the addition of ‘Persona’ to the AI.Fashion platform opens up new revenue streams for models by allowing them to book more work virtually and democratising access to opportunities in the industry, as models set their own rates and get paid each time their photo is used.

Daniel Citron, chief executive of AI.Fashion, said in a statement: “We believe the future of fashion hinges on innovation that respects and elevates human talent. Persona is a testament to this belief, deeply rooted in our profound respect for the industry’s talent and legacy.

“As we introduce this innovation, we are committed to a path of collaborative growth. Our advances in AI are intertwined with the invaluable

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Airport style: Deepika Padukone aces winter fashion with Rs 85K chequered wool jacket and rolled-up jeans

Deepika Padukone, one of the most loved queen bees of Bollywood, is known for her ability to always serve the fiercest looks. Whether it’s on the red carpet or at the airport, the diva knows just how to convert every place into her fashion runway. After all, the spotlight loves her and all the attention belongs to her as, the minute she enters a space, she automatically commands it. On Thursday morning, a moment of fashionable finesse occurred at the airport when the diva walked out in the classiest fit. And, we’re obsessed!

Airport style: Deepika Padukone aces winter fashion with Rs 85K chequered wool jacket and rolled-up jeans (PC: Manav Manglani)

So, why don’t we dive into the details of the Deepika Padukone’s alluring and street-style airport outfit? After all, the Fighter actress’ effortlessly cool airport aesthetic is worth the hype. Let’s just get right to it and take a look at her wintery airport allure.

Deepika Padukone looked all things elegant in her airport ensemble

The Jawan actress was recently spotted at the airport where she turned the airport into a proper fashion runway while serving an effortlessly cool and simply classy street style fashion look that left us swooning. This elegant airport look featured a pristine white winter-appropriate top with a high turtleneck which added a layer of modern sophistication and timelessness to her airport allure. The Pathaan actress further chose to pair this with a pair of blue denim jeans. These wide-legged floor-length jeans added a layer of comfort and casual elegance to the airport-ready look. 

Airport style: Deepika Padukone aces winter fashion with Rs 85K chequered wool jacket and rolled-up jeans (PC: Manav Manglani)

The gorgeous Om Shanti Om actress also chose to style the jeans by rolling them up, giving a rather casually laid-back appeal to her outfit. But that’s not all, the Chennai Express actress also chose to layer these with a classy white-colored buttoned-up cardigan with a black checkered design that screamed airport elegance. This full-sleeved and collared

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10 handbags from Princess Rajwa’s fashion closet

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Princess Rajwa Al Hussein is known for her grace, simplicity and her impeccable style that defines her personality.

As a former equestrian who was also an architect by profession, Princess Rajwa’s sartorial choices have always leaned more towards androgyny with a hint of femininity.

Throughout her public sightings, her style formula has remained simple – blend comfort with elegance. Think oversized blazers but with a fun pair of jeans. Or, a well-tailored couture skirt, but with a simple crisp white shirt.

In every look, she makes sure there is one stand-out element: a luxury handbag.

The newest Princess of Jordan already has an enviable bag collection, from the rare petite pink Fendi Peekaboo to the matte black Saddle bag from Dior – the variety helps her variate for different occasions.

Recently, the newest Princess of Jordan attended King Abdullah II’s silver jubilee ceremony in a simple but classic Me + Em black dress and paired it with Moynat Gabrielle Clutch in prussian Blue.

Take a look at EW’s deep-dive on Princess Rajwa’s luxury handbag closet:

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Images: Supplied & Feature Image: Instagram @raniarajwastyle 

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