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LOS ANGELESThe fabulous photos have arrived. The videos are being shared on social media. LA Fashion Week, which took place in October, has come and gone. However, Art Hearts Fashion, celebrating its tenth anniversary, deserves a closer look.

One could describe the Art Hearts Fashion shows in March and October as the Oscars of the runway in Los Angeles. The company was founded by designer Erik Rosette, who also has his own line called Mister Triple X.

To commemorate this milestone of ten years of shows, industry icon For The Stars Fashion House made a comeback. The four nights of runway shows took place at The Majestic in downtown LA. Several winners from Project Runway participated in the event, while bi-coastal designer Richie Rich joined from New York. In its early days, Paris Hilton graced the runway for this incredibly fun line. This year, the team welcomed designer Nizie, who is new to America and is rebuilding her brand after leaving war-torn Ukraine.

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Next up is fashion week in early 2045. The Art Hearts Fashion shows are scheduled to take place from March 21st to March 24th, 2024.

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Bad World is an occasional column by Toni Thai Sterrett, a filmmaker, futurist, and founder focused on the intersection of fashion and technology.

Seoul, South Korea is not just a vibe—it’s a lesson.

In an era in which inflation is skyrocketing and global unrest is palpable, there’s a sense of ease in embracing minimalism, a lesson we might want to borrow from Seoul’s fashion scene.

In September, I traveled to South Korea to engage in a fireside chat about the future of fashion at the Avalanche House alongside Legitimate CEO Calvin Chan, moderated by Tiffany Lai of Ava Labs. The event took place during one of the most exciting weeks in Seoul with local culture events colliding, including Seoul Fashion Week, Seoul Art Week, and Korea Blockchain Week. The city was pulsing with a vibrant mix of fashion, art, and tech.

One revelation? Seoul’s fashion isn’t about extravagance—it’s about essence. Amidst the chaos of rising prices and uncertainty in much of the world, Seoul’s elegant restraint in fashion offers an antidote. It suggests a way of living not dictated by excess, but by meaningful choice.

Tiffany Lai, Toni Thai Sterrett, and Calvin Chan at Avalanche House Seoul 2023. Image: Ava Labs

Sidenote: One of my biggest takeaways was that Seoul does not have a “bad bitch culture” aka Instagram model style (lashes and body-conscious clothing). Sure, in the past, women in high shoes was the norm, but to see an embrace of comfortable shoes—mostly sneakers on the overwhelming majority of women, regardless of age—was exciting and reaffirming. My own feet, post-Covid, aren’t that excited about stilettos.

Having always appreciated bold and edgy styles, it was eye-opening to see Korean women embracing loose-fitting clothing not just as a fashion statement, but as an embodiment of comfort, function, and style.

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style=”color:#7D0068;font-weight:700;” class=”dcr-11l45yn”The fashion industry loves to kill a trend, floral dresses being a recent casualty (worry not, they’re already being revived). But it does mean designers from Stella McCartney to Andreas Kronthaler at Vivienne Westwood have turned their attention away from flowers towards abstract prints – think a Frankenthaler or Richter in dress form.

This means the high street is flooded with frocks that are really useful pieces to have in your wardrobe. An abstract print works for a wide range of invitations, from weddings to dinners, or any event where you want to feel a bit dressed up without making a whole heap of effort. See a makeup-free Pamela Anderson wearing a Victoria Beckham sponge-style print with minimal gold jewellery and platform heels to Beckham’s show at Paris fashion week.

Pamela Anderson attends the Victoria Beckham SS24 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week
Pamela Anderson attends the Victoria Beckham SS24 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week Photograph: Darren Gerrish/Getty Images

For everyday, style your dress with flat chunky boots and knitwear. Layer Hush’s slip dress (5, below) over a black rollneck for a more winter-friendly look, or style it under a black blazer for a night out. Whistles has a smudgy print in purple, lilac, orange and tobacco print with long sleeves (2), that works for the office or after-work drinks. Stine Goya’s stretch diagonal brush stroke design (9) flatters by wrapping around the body, as does Anthropologie’s Mila Plisse style (8). Roksanda x Jigsaw’s collaboration (6) is an investment piece that will look different every time you wear it if you pull out a different colour from the print with key accessories – just add a punchy pink shoe to highlight the pink tones, or a blue bag to heighten the blue detailing.

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1. £55.99, reserved.com

Spray texture dress, £299, whistles.com

2. £299, whistles.com

Geometric shirt dress, £59.99 mango.com

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Abstract Paint Dress £225.00 toa.st

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Iris Law showed off her taut midriff as she stepped out in New York during Fashion Week on Friday. 

The model, 22, who is the daughter of Jude Law and and Sadie Frost, chose an all-white look, consisting of a crop top and heavily distressed jeans. 

Adding a pop of colour to her look, she accessorised with a chartreuse green Dakota bag from Kate Spade New York – costing a cool £375.

Iris added a pair of quirky sandals and slick her bright blonde hair back from her face. 

To complete her outfit, she opted for a very subtle makeup look to enhance her features. 

Stylish: Iris Law, 22, showed off her taut midriff as she stepped out in New York during Fashion Week on Friday

Stylish: Iris Law, 22, showed off her taut midriff as she stepped out in New York during Fashion Week on Friday

Chic: The model, who is the daughter of Jude Law and and Sadie Frost, chose an all-white look, consisting of a crop top and heavily distressed jeans

Chic: The model, who is the daughter of Jude Law and and Sadie Frost, chose an all-white look, consisting of a crop top and heavily distressed jeans

It comes as Lila Moss and Iris led the way as the next generation of Victoria’s Secret models at  this year’s revamped runway show in New York City.

The daughter of Kate Moss, 20, and Iris stomped the streets of the Big Apple in semi-sheer mini dresses, sequin underwear and a pair of dramatic wings, reminiscent of the brand’s former Angels.

Victoria’s Secret made the decision to officially phase out their iconic Angels in 2021 after over two-decades of recruiting the world’s top models to hit the catwalk.

However the celebrity offspring looked notably like the models who had gone before them, in their scanty lingerie and ornate gold and black wings.

Lila wore black underwear layered with a see-through shift dress, which was heavily embellished

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Fashion writers work to decode one of the most complex forms of communication we have. Putting down their pens, a group of local writers reflect on their own wardrobes and consider what the future of the profession might look like.

Every day, as we pull clothing from wardrobes, drawers and

We wear pieces that tell others who we are, where we might be going or what we’re interested in. When we engage with other people, our impressions are formed, in part, through their outfits too.

Maybe you run into a friend wearing an oversized scrunchie? They might be feeling playful and a little nostalgic. Is a colleague donning a shoulder-padded blazer? Perhaps they’re prepping for a big morning meeting. You’ve picked a Canadian tuxedo for the office? It’s a cheeky rebellion against stale and serious dress codes.

The pieces we wear often engage in subtle storytelling. A garment, and its fabric, cut, colour and style, could reference so many different contexts; a historical period, pop cultural moment, political movement, niche subculture, mood, identity, hobby or brand. Of course, the meanings also vary across groups and contexts, picking up different associations based on those influences — making the language of fashion an even messier vocabulary to unpack.

Fashion writing, as experts and enthusiasts, often perform this tricky task. By drawing on rich knowledge, research and the social contexts that surround fashion and dress, they are able to convey the meanings that inform this complicated mode of communication. By breaking down the less obvious ‘whys’ behind runway shows, brand lookbooks, trends, historical archives and our own closets, fashion writers present readers with the tools to better understand

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PARIS — Jarel Zhang played with an artist’s wonderland in an intimate presentation at the Spring/Summer 2024 season of Paris Fashion Week. In a white room emulating a canvas, a dozen artists were in their element, drawing a series of models gliding into their respective poses. Jarel Zhang’s SS24 show transformed the traditional runway experience into an interactive performance that played into the brand’s philosophies of evolution, life and spirit. 

The JARELZHANG brand, founded in 2015 by Jarel Zhang, holds a philosophy that encourages its audience to take an immaterial piece of work with them into their own lives. Zhang expressed the brand’s philosophy by turning the runway into a canvas. Twelve painters sat in a circle around the runway and live-painted the show as models strutted into the center. Attendees huddled around the artists, creating an environment where everyone interacted only inches away from each other and the pieces. 

Painter Eliz Acarsoy explained that the artists were assigned outfits to paint roughly 10 minutes before the show began, and that they were given no rehearsal time. She said that it heightened the authenticity of the experience, claiming that it left “a bit of space for mistakes,” and that having no time to practice gave the artists the chance to “have fun with it.” By placing each artist’s work on display next to the designer’s work, Zhang spotlighted contributors and artists whose work during Fashion Week is typically overshadowed.

Jarel Zhang’s SS24 collection was a blend of sophisticated-chic and urban styles. The various clothing pieces included chunky black leather boots and loafers, boxy blazers, pleated skirts, oversized hoodies with embellishments, and trench coats in various textures, among other complex pieces. 

The palette of the collection was muted but felt vibrant against the colorless walls — neutral colors contrasted with textures

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A model presents an outfit by Coach during New York Fashion Week – Copyright AFP ANGELA WEISS


Amid sweltering heat and jitters over the Hollywood strike, New York kicked off its Spring-Summer 2024 Fashion Week on Friday, with heavyweights Ralph Lauren and Helmut Lang returning to the industry’s flagship event with fresh ideas.

American luxury brand Coach unveiled its collection of sensual translucent dresses at the New York Public Library in Manhattan on Thursday, but the event was briefly disrupted by animal rights activists.

As Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Jennifer Lopez watched the show, two female protesters from the animal rights group PETA — one covered in body paint that mimicked animal flaying and another holding a poster that read “Coach: Leather Kills” — joined the models on the runway before security led them away.

At another unofficial kick-off event on Wednesday, featuring Naomi Campbell, Doja Cat, Naomi Osaka and Gigi Hadid, the iconic lingerie label Victoria’s Secret teased a film meant to showcase the brand’s new and more inclusive identity after it was criticized for designing garments that objectify women.

The film, entitled “The Victoria’s Secret World Tour,” to be released on Amazon Prime at the end of September, highlights the work of creators and artists from Lagos, London, Bogota and Tokyo.

– Yellow taxi –

This year, New York Fashion Week will feature young talents and emerging brands, along with heavyweights such as Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Altuzarra, Gabriela Hearst, Carolina Herrera, Tory Burch and Luar.

The city will then pass the baton to London, Milan and Paris.

“New York has always been a cornerstone of Fashion Week,” said Steven Kolb, CEO of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. “It really underscores how strong it is, in terms of presenting creative

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It was 2006 when Edwina Forest first laid eyes on Adrian Norris. He had popped into a fashion boutique in Brisbane where Forest was working to ask for directions.

“He was dressed very . . . unusually,” says Forest. “He looked like a Norwegian tourist. He was given the worst directions and I spent the rest of the day feeling bad, thinking he must have been so lost.”

Fate intervened and by coincidence, the pair met again that very night at a mutual friend’s birthday party. Norris, from Noosa (not Norway), was about to open his own clothing boutique on Hastings Street after studying art in Italy; Forest was soon to move to Sydney to work at Russh magazine.

That same year, Norris had opened his store, Strada. It was a sort of 21st birthday present (he asked his parents to lend him money) and it stocked brands such as Kit Willow, Josh Goot and Sass and Bide. “For Noosa,” he says, “it was cutting edge. We thought we were very cool.” Forest, who grew up in the Darling Downs and Toowoomba, took the magazine internship and stayed for two years, eventually becoming fashion editor.

Best friends Forest and Norris now work atop The Aje Collective of brands. Darren McDonald

She and Norris stayed in close contact, visiting each other regularly. One place they’d often meet was Australian Fashion Week, where Forest was a stylist and Norris was buying for Strada. Eventually “they” became “we”, working on Strada together despite their physical distance.

“We were each other’s fashion sounding boards,” Forest says. She regularly worked at the shop when she visited Noosa. Their mojo was simpatico. They worked well together. But they had no idea how to make money.

“We were completely clueless,” says Norris. “I still ask my parents,

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We’ve seen the rise of no-code and low-code platforms being applied to any number of applications and use cases. What would happen if this thinking were applied to metaverse-style virtual worlds? What would be built?

Certainly, with Apple’s recent announcement of the launch of the Apple Vision Pro headset, there is renewed interest in the “metaverse,” and investors appear to be coming back to startups in the sector amid this newly rebranded era of “spatial computing.” Indeed, Immersed, for instance, recently launched its first headset, the Visor XR, and it’s winning plaudits so far.

Amid this renewed interest is VLGE, a France-based startup that has metaverse-invest-digital-village-web3-bfc-1235467738/”banked $4 million in funding from the likes of Venrex VC and L’Oréal. It now plans to hand over the tools to build immersive, scalable, and intuitive digital worlds to the experience-obsessed industries of fashion, beauty, and art — specifically — so that they can create and monetize their own worlds. This, rather than rely on the likes of, say, Meta and Mark Zuckerberg.

VLGE is building out V-Suite, its proprietary, no-code world-builder and asset management tools, and has now opened applications for creators and brands to get their hands on its SDK (you can apply here).

Given SDKs have played a pivotal role in standardizing and advancing ecosystems for new builders, it should appeal to those wanting to kick the tires on this new upstart in virtual reality. (VLGE isn’t the only one banking on an SDK strategy. Crucible, a metaverse company that creates tools for game developers, recently launched its Emergence software development kit (SDK) for Unreal Engine, for instance).

As well as Venrex and BOLD (the venture capital fund of L’Oréal), investors in VLGE include the British Fashion Council and the VR Fund. It also retains advisers

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The modelling industry has gradually become one of the most rewarding fields that make people wealthy. These famous personalities earn substantial incomes through brand endorsements, runway shows, photoshoots, and other commercial partnerships. Get to know some of the highest-paid models in the fashion industry.

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Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne and Kaia Gerber are among the highest-paid models. Photo: MIGUEL MEDINA, Gareth Cattermole/BFC and Rosdiana Ciaravolo on Getty Images (modified by author)
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Can modelling make you a millionaire? You can achieve higher financial success by securing high-profile contracts with determination and hard work. From Kendall Jenner, Chrissy Teigen and Cara Delevingne, discover some of the highest-paid models in the world.

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Some of the highest-paid models got recognition by engaging in regional beauty pageants during their teenage years. Here are the top-paid models who have made great efforts to reach the top.

1. Kendall Jenner ($40 million)

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US model Kendall Jenner poses as she arrives on 12 May 2018 for the film “Girls of the Sun (Les Filles du Soleil)” screening in Cannes, southern France. Photo: Alberto PIZZOLI
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Who is the highest-paid model? Kendall Nicole Jenner is the highest-paid model in the world, with a net worth of $60 million. She was born on 3 November 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is also a television personality and socialite.

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Between 2015 and 2016, the model earned $10 million and another $22 million between 2017 and 2018. The American model is best known for her role in the reality television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians alongside her family.

2. Gisele Bundchen ($40 million)

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Model Gisele Bundchen looks on prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final
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