Football Focus 2014

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  • 5 spring trends from London Fashion Week Sep 18, 2014 6:00 AM
    They came, they saw, and now they’ve jetted off to Milan for another round of catwalk shows. Fashion insiders got a taste of spring style trends at London Fashion Week. Here’s a round-up of some of the hottest looks, from girly ballerina skirts to sporty sandals.

     
  • Brooklyn show looks at mystique of ‘killer heels’ Sep 16, 2014 6:00 AM
    It may have just been Fashion Week in Manhattan, but “Killer Heels” have landed in Brooklyn. A new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum looks at the elevated shoe as a design object, from platform shoes dating to about 1600 to a contemporary — and lethal — 8-inch dagger stiletto. “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe” opens last week and runs through February 15, after which it will travel around the U.S.

     
  • Jimmy Choo wants IPO value near $1 billion Sep 14, 2014 7:35 AM
    Jimmy Choo, the luxury shoemaker owned by JAB Holdings, may begin its initial public offering here as soon as this month amid rising demand for designer footwear, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The company has hired Bank of America to manage the sale and is seeking a valuation of about $1 billion.

     
  • Revisiting key shows at NY Fashion Week Sep 12, 2014 3:50 PM
    Wondering how some of the most prominent fashion designers fared at New York Fashion Week? Here’s a look at the spring collections of some of the best-known names, including Oscar de la Renta's Sumptuous detailed work, Donna Karan's urban chic and Alexander Wang's "inspirational" sneakers.

     
  • Betsey Johnson celebrates brides, marriage freedom Sep 12, 2014 6:00 AM
    Drag queens and a transgender bride romped down Betsey Johnson’s runway Wednesday with same-sex couples, a few “Real Housewives” and the 72-year-old designer’s TV dance partner in a fashion show that screamed JUST MARRIED! And, of course, Johnson did her traditional cartwheel and splits at the end, this time with one of her two adorable granddaughters.

     
  • Miley Cyrus has a new gig as a designer Sep 11, 2014 7:20 AM
    Move over, David Beckham: You’ve been usurped by Miley Cyrus as Fashion Week’s latest celebrity designer. Cyrus debuted her funky jewelry, made of children’s alphabet beads, little toys and lots of other colorful stuff, at designer Jeremy Scott’s show Wednesday in a downtown Manhattan gallery space. The atmosphere was suitably frenetic — even more so than usual at the bad-boy designer’s shows. Beforehand, photographers swarmed Cyrus, dressed in a bright multicolored ensemble of trousers and bra top, along with some of her handmade jewelry.

     
  • Another Beckham shows designing side Sep 11, 2014 5:45 AM
    As New York Fashion Week began its final two days, celebrities introduced collections and a preteen from Texas made a splash with her first runway show.

     
  • Vera Wang channels Marie Antoinette, Versailles Sep 10, 2014 5:49 AM
    Vera Wang says she looked back — way back — for her spring collection, recalling the 18th century in France. The white gravel covering the floor at her runway show in a Chelsea gallery was there to evoke the same gravel at the Tuileries Gardens in Paris, and her sumptuous garments to evoke thoughts of Marie Antoinette and Versailles (in early, happy times, of course.)

     
  • Colors take front row seat at N.Y. Fashion Week Sep 9, 2014 6:00 AM
    Sunday was a day for remembering and looking ahead as New York Fashion Week continued in Manhattan. Early in the day, one of fashion’s own (albeit a sharp-tongued one) was remembered at Joan Rivers’ funeral. Victoria Beckham took a conservative approach to spring 2015; Joseph Altuzarra went for girly naivete inspired by Roman Polanski and Stanley Kubrick. Here are more highlights.

     
  • Peter Som makes olive green fun for spring Sep 6, 2014 1:01 AM
    Peter Som, a favorite of first lady Michelle Obama, ramped up the fun Friday, with olive green in broad stripes and bold florals on his New York Fashion Week runway. Som transitioned from easy living dresses, flouncy short skirts and sturdy jackets and coats for day to a series of gold lame looks for evening, offering a youthful flourish with flowery appliques on numerous outfits.

     
  • E!’s ‘Police’ future uncertain after Rivers’ death Sep 5, 2014 5:30 AM
    The E! network says no decisions have been made about the future of “Fashion Police” in the wake of Joan Rivers’ death. The network said in a statement that its “mourning our beloved Joan, and will respond at a later date with further programming updates.” Rivers’ daughter, Melissa Rivers, is its executive producer.

     
  • Fashion reflects on Joan Rivers' love-hate legacy Sep 5, 2014 10:19 AM
    In the intense, high-stakes world of fashion, Joan Rivers helped change the game. “For me, she was the most instrumental person because she changed the dialogue in fashion forever,” said Fern Mallis, the creator of New York Fashion Week. Rivers was the first on a red carpet to stick a microphone in a star's face and ask about clothes. It was there she created one of her trademarks: Her inimitable, “Who are you wearing?”

     
  • Jeans face an uncertain future amid yoga wear rage Sep 5, 2014 10:01 AM
    Americans’ obsession with jeans is beginning to wear thin. Jeans long have been a go-to staple in closets across the country. After all, not many pieces of clothing are so comfortable they can be worn daily, yet versatile enough to be dressed up or down. But sales of the iconic blues fell 6 percent during the past year after decades of almost steady growth. Why? People more often are sporting yoga pants and leggings instead of traditional denim.

     
  • 13-year-old Texas fashion designer finds success Aug 28, 2014 6:28 AM
    At the age of 9, Isabella Rose Taylor — a painter since she was 3 — took a weeklong sewing class with an eye toward incorporating textiles into her artwork. She quickly discovered a love for fashion design as well, taking the class twice more that summer. Now, at 13, her line is debuting at Nordstrom stores this fall and she’s set to hold her first show at New York Fashion Week. “It just started out as a really fun hobby, and it grew into a business over the years,” Taylor said.

     
  • Reds, blues dominate Emmy Awards red carpet Aug 26, 2014 6:15 AM
    Lena Dunham showed up for the Emmys in an awkward pink confection and Kerry Washington went for a bright orange dress with dark sparkle peeking out from underneath, but it was the reds and blues that dominated the carpet Monday. And neutrals, too. On Team Red were Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who looked a bit pinched in a tight Carolina Herrera, and Christina Hendricks in a gaudy, one-shoulder Marchesa with yards and yards of draping fabric, loud floral embroidery at the waist and a plunging neckline.

     
  • Niche, mainstream sellers carry kale into beauty Aug 23, 2014 6:15 AM
    Kale has crept out of salads and juicers into beauty products from niche and mainstream sellers. The leafy superfood that many love and others love to hate can now be had in face masks, skin-brightening serums, creams and nail polish, pushed along by the march to healthier living and the frenzy to fend off aging.

     
  • Lucky mag fall tips: Santa Fe look, hiking boots Aug 19, 2014 5:30 AM
    It may feel like summer outside, but many stores are showing styles for cooler weather. Here are some tips and trends to help your wardrobe look “clean and fresh for fall,” according to Lucky magazine’s style editor, Laurel Pantin.

     
  • 5 trends for nails: Flip-side manis, Louboutin red Aug 15, 2014 6:00 AM
    Move over, studded bracelets and chandelier earrings. Right now, it’s all about nails. Rhinestones, 3-D designs, textured topcoats and new offerings from fashion royalty have upped the ante on fingertips, said Kahlana Barfield, beauty director for InStyle magazine. “We’re seeing so many nail artists emerging and nail art salons that are launching,” she said.

     
  • The fashion world looks back on Lauren Bacall Aug 14, 2014 11:00 AM
    Lauren Bacall had one condition when the Fashion Institute of Technology wrote recently to ask if it could turn hundreds of personal garments she donated into an exhibition about her style. “She said, ‘Yes, it’s fine, as long as it’s high-quality — Diana Vreeland style,’” recalled Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT. And next spring, Steele’s museum — with the help of FIT graduate students learning how to curate — will fulfill its promise in a show focused on five designers who helped define Bacall’s subtle seductiveness.

     
  • How tattoos went from corporate to cool Aug 11, 2014 5:01 AM
    How far are consumers ready to go to show their love to brands? As the BBC recently noted, tattoos representing brands are getting more and more common. But why? And what does it tells us about the psychology of consumers and brand identities?

     
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