The business of leather bags has always been a fascinating field in fashion that many gawked at over the last couple of decades. The sheer concept of owning a designer leather bag from a huge fashion brand is what most women, and sometimes men, strive for. Premium leather bags are now considered as a status symbol and the reason for this strong patronage is its quality.
Many fashion fans have even treated their leather bag collections as investments, and this idea has been proven so many times for so long. We can remember names like Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Gucci, and alongside this tough competition is a brand that’s as iconic as the product it sells, and it goes by the name of Coach.
At 75 years, Coach is an illustrious leather bag manufacturer supplying the boldest, high-end bags to men and women all over the world. They are known for their strict use of only the best materials, from the leather to the zippers, even up until the intrinsic stitches. Coach has established an everlasting name in the fashion industry. Like any successful company existing today, they set trends and innovations in fashion through prolific releases of different collections.
Furthermore, the audience and market that they have garnered over the past seven decades stayed true to them, creating a legacy that only they could deliver.
Managed by the profound fashion sense of Stuart Vevers as the creative director, Coach has taken things backward as they supplied the elegant style of bags from their past collections. What better way to celebrate Coach’s resiliency and reliability than by releasing bags that made them famous in the first place.
Coach has been known to have a firm grip on its roots and treating its foundation as the main force in becoming stronger and more appealing. Coach’s 75th anniversary birthed the Coach Vintage Collection for those who have adored the power of the brand since they started.
Stuart Vevers and the team behind Coach released three new bags that are vintage, nostalgic and awesome at the same time. The bags on spotlight are named The Stewardess, The Dinky and The Duffle. Originally, these bags were manufactured during Coach’s glorious years in the 1980s, when leather bags were at their peak in becoming as iconic as how they are treated nowadays.
Coach also gave the aforementioned bags a revamp that they deserve using techniques that the company has valued from their long and worthwhile service to the fashion industry. The motifs applied to the three vintage bags include Rip and Repair, the so-called Fringe and the incorporation of the Vintage Stripe.
Coach felt like only the most avid patrons should only have The Dinky, The Duffle and The Stewardess, making this a limited-edition collection. These precious leather bags will be in stores with prices starting at $595 up to $1,195, which is a great investment on the buyer’s end. Luckily for those who are residing in the United States of America, they can have avail of the collection by visiting Barney’s in Beverly Hills and New York.
For those who can’t travel to the US but still want the bags badly, they can be viewed and hopefully purchased from barneys.com.
Coach: 75th Anniversary
Coach Celebrates With Vintage – WWD
The world of fashion gives opportunities for everyone to grow, shine and be famous as long as they have the right mindset and attitude. The next big thing in fashion designing does not require a degree in fashion from Paris, or your next idol gliding through the catwalk who never really thought of modeling a few years back. In fashion, it is everyone’s ball game, and luckily, the people have come to embrace it wholeheartedly.
We have seen a lot of collaborations among fashion companies and those outside the fashion realm such as singers, Hollywood actors and everyone deemed fit for a successful partnership. Not surprisingly, this melding of minds is very appealing to the market, and they are not close to ending even in the next few decades.
Just recently, singing supernova Beyonce entered the fashion scene by putting up her own clothing line, and as expected, it blew out of proportions in a positive manner.
Beyonce is one of the strongest purveyors of feminism and empowering women. With her latest collection circling online, many fashion analysts have applauded the singer’s latest move to promote her recent clothing venture. Enlisted as Beyonce’s latest model and style ambassadress is a fashion blogger named Jillian Mercado, and her story is way out of the ordinary.
Mercado is diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, 28 years old and is a known prolific blogger, opening up the information gateway for her followers to be aware of the latest in fashion. Choosing Jillian Mercado as Beyonce’s model warmed the hearts and uplifted the spirits of people with disability, as they can dream as much as they want without any hesitations.
Instagram welcomed the news directly from Jillian Mercado’s official account, and she mentioned how grateful she was to be a part of Beyonce’s retail collection. Just like how any typical model should be treated, Mercado was given full-blown attention the way it should be.
Rocking it with feisty hair and make-up, the fashion blogger transcended the barriers of her own wheelchair and showed the entire planet how beautiful can she be despite her disability. Furthermore, Jillian Mercado’s involvement as a fashion blogger strengthened this venture for both her and Beyonce’s party as credibility is established significantly.
The merchandise campaign is inspired from Beyonce’s latest hit tracks 7/11 and Formation, with their lyrics used as core prints of the clothing ensemble. Fans can cap different garments such as sweatshirts, hats and T-shirts, plastered with the song’s lyrics, making it stand out from your conventional ready-to-wear ensembles.
Beyonce’s latest fashion venture is now readily available online, and revels in Jillian Mercado’s participation to ensure that this collection will be a huge success.
Model With Muscular Dystrophy Jillian Mercado – PopSugar
Jillian Mercado Models Beyonce’s Clothing – New Beyonce
Athleisure is here to stay because 2016 will have its own piece of the said trend as narrated by Tory Burch’s fall collection this year. There will be blazers and beautiful jackets of course, a mainstay seen on a majority of fashion shows. There are gorgeous pieces that are versatile enough to go from day to night.
As seen on the stunning outer garments, the show is graced by patterns in geometrical shapes. It’s like going back to the good old days when cowboys and horses were very much into this trend, but this time with a touch of a modern and relative twist. Pants paired with structured tops go well with neat boots and mules: a shoe style that’s currently gaining popularity.
While the collection is coherent with the geometrical theme, diversity of choices come in different hues that are seen on each garment that as exhibited on the runway. The equestrienne feel will not be complete without the touch of clean whites and denim blues. Tory Burch was able to translate these colors not only through cords, but with structured dresses as well.
The choices became even wider with the presence of pink monochrome and plaid suits. Bohemian girls can also identify themselves with some of the printed lazy dresses and maxis that are made in a tasteful finish.
The show was supported by some of the fashion industry’s most stylish women including Kate Bosworth, Karen Elson, Jamie King and Langley Fox Hemingway. The designer’s affluent connections extend to influential figures including the charming faces of Hollywood belles.
Aside from the prominent names that graced the brand’s front row, more exciting news is linked with the fashion house. It is determined that Tory Burch’s line called Tory Burch Sports will be exclusively available at Barneys. This was indeed confirmed by the company’s chief operating officer, Daniella Vitale.
Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear / Tory Burch:
Front Row at Tory Burch Fall 2016:
There’s no denying that aside from the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, many people always await Calvin Klein’s advertisements and campaigns for their steamy dose of raw and sexy fashion. Admit it; the brand had been notoriously generous in giving news to us about who’s who in the modeling industry, particularly, the smoking and blessed ones that we can gawk over in their skimpiest underwear.
Calvin Klein has been thriving and keeping their success with their incessant releases of artsy, half-nude supermodels who spark envy, but no one’s complaining. This billion-dollar brand encapsulates everything we know about being sexy and adorable at the same time. With a long list of models that have graced their posters, it’s just refreshing to see another steaming hot human being to pose for the brand, and he means serious business.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Mitchell Slaggert.
Following the controversial and intriguing ads portrayed by Hollywood A-listers like Justin Bieber, Jamie Dornan and Travis Fimmel, comes the angel-faced and well-chiseled Mitchell Slaggert. Hailing from the humble town of Fayetteville in Georgia, this 21-year old model will be gracing the latest Calvin Klein Underwear Collection.
Many fashion analysts and fans have commented that the rawness perceived from Slaggert is attractive and downright fitting for the brand’s philosophy of releasing our sexy alter-egos. Furthermore, Mitchell Slaggert possesses an athletic figure which is tailored to what the brand is really looking for in a print model.
Originally planning to get a spot in the Department of Homeland Security, fate gave Mitchell Slaggert a chance with Calvin Klein while walking back to his car. It seemed as if the scouting process was snatched directly from a fairy tale, and this Fayetteville-local is now on his way to stardom that only Calvin Klein can provide him.
Exposures were made to get Slaggert comfortable with modeling such as stints in German GQ Style and Italian Vogue, further enhancing his modeling capabilities for it to be perfect when he starred on his own print campaign with Calvin Klein. It can also be remembered that Mitchell Slaggert is one of those who did well on runway shows and advertisements released by DSquared2.
Mitchell Slaggert and all his godliness will be spearheading Calvin Klein’s latest underwear collection entitled Iron Strength. Regarded as the budding model’s biggest project to date, he will be succeeding the throne from successful models slash Hollywood actors Kellan Lutz and Mark Wahlberg.
This latest campaign would also involve model Kendall Jenner, something that even Slaggert has been dreaming of for a long time. Moreover, rumors have it that despite the sudden twist of fate, the newest Calvin Klein hunk felt more than blessed to have landed this modeling career, and he’s now into taking it a step further from who he was before the stint.
Calvin Klein is also known to have models transitioning to show business and getting into films right after they pose for the brand. In an interview, Mitchell Slaggert admitted that he was casted a lead role for a new film in the works by the same agent who discovered him on that fortunate day, Daniel Peddle.
Meet Calvin Klein Underwear Model Mitchell Slaggert – Vogue
Meet Mitchell Slaggert, The New Face (and Body) of Calvin Klein
We all have seen her wit and comedic skills on Hollywood movies such as The Heat, Identity Thief and Bridesmaids. There are a lot of great things to say about actress Melissa McCarthy which include her whacking sense of humor, her angelic and cutesy face, the bold admittance of loving her very own curves and her impeccable talent. Little did anyone know that she dropped hints in 2011 and 2014 regarding her venture on designing and releasing a clothing line of her own.
It can be remembered that the actress dropped some mini-bombs regarding her plans to craft a fashion ensemble for women of all sizes to bring back sheer confidence and feeling good no matter what your body type might be. Melissa McCarthy also shared her vision in ensuring that women deserve to be dressed accordingly, without the need for following the norms of skinny and tall models.
Four years after inception, Melissa McCarthy’s clothing outfit has hit fashion stands since August and September carrying the name Seven7. The fashion industry has been so frenetic about the upcoming debut of the actress’ attempt on being famous in the fashion industry that more and more news is circulating on social media. Seven7 is a brand which exudes the best a woman can get through clean lines, sharp cuts and all-along playful prints with sizes 4 to 28.
Being true to her vision, McCarthy expanded the collection’s sizes as wide as possible to accommodate everyone who will patronize her designs. McCarthy shared that the clothing line will focus on the adjectives charming, adorable and whimsical while sticking to fashion rules on rocking classic looks with a high-end approach on details and better fitting.
The actress slash fashion entrepreneur even jokingly added that people, and all the inhabitants of the fashion industry, shouldn’t stop on size 12, hence the stress of standard to plus-sizes included in the product line.
Seven7 is sold on equally huge shops and stores like Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Macy’s and her very own website. The first line that has been launched features garments and ensembles with a total of 80 individual pieces and ranges on affordable amounts from $59 to $159 depending on the type of purchase. Melissa McCarthy even hinted on this fashion debut by sporting a top and marbled print tunic on her latest movie ‘Spy’.
For those who don’t know, Melissa McCarthy has a strong educational background in fashion and design before entering Hollywood. The actress has a solid knowledge on clothing and textiles and moved to New York City to study in the Fashion Institute of Technology during her younger years. True enough, the entrepreneur have saved up first by getting into show business before bravely embracing what she first adored which is fashion.
Melissa McCarthy Seven7
Melissa McCarthy Clothing – Shop Online | Penningtons
Hip and young as always, Juicy Couture exhibited some serious girl power as they got the beautiful faces of Behati Prisloo and Candice Swanepoel to represent their latest advertisement. Opening 2016 with a bang, the brand’s 2016 Spring campaign features street wear and dresses that the contemporary culture of the young will definitely pick up.
There is no denying that your career skyrocket once you make it to the Victoria’s Secret runway. True to this testimony, these two models have gone far as they were tapped to be the current faces of Juicy Couture’s latest campaign. See them in high-five photos that prove why they are successful in their chosen field.
The two modeled each piece like the downright pros that they are. Gracing the line for the brand’s Black Label Spring line up, see them don sporty ensembles of sexy short shorts, basic tees and varsity jackets in ultra girly hues. Showing nothing but all-out fun and youthful energy, the two models were able to convey the trademark that the brand has been known for.
The current collection is dedicated to on-the-go ladies who do not want to exert much effort and time in dressing up, but still wants to look fabulous. The collection is for women who like their street wear cool and noticeable to the people they bump into. Dresses will always be every girl’s scapegoat for wearing something fashionable without trying too hard.
Observe Juicy Couture’s collection as they have dresses in interesting designs and patterns that are not only feminine but comfortable as well. The collection expresses fun and happiness, which is the very core of the Juicy Couture philosophy.
2016 Candice Swanepoel & Behati Prinsloo Team Up For Juicy Couture’s Spring Ads:
Juicy Couture Spring/Summer 2016 Advertising Campaign:
Looking at the latest Calvin Klein watch and jewelry advertisement will make us believe that somewhere, there is a real Fountain of Youth.
Maintaining your younger look is not impossible as the captivating picture of the brand’s new campaign was able to convey a message that appeals to the senses.
The powerful duo of mother and daughter Lisa Bonet and Zoe Kravitz shows us a meaningful photo that says lots of meanings about an intimate connection between mother and child.
We know how deep and extensive this relationship can be and while there will be words out there to describe the level affinity between this specific kinship, no diction can best define how great it is. Everything else is just unjustifiable depiction.
In this recent campaign, Lisa and Zoe are captured holding hands with a beach backdrop on black and white. The reality is these two stunning women have a twenty-year gap in terms of age, but what’s surprising is how these two looked as if they were sisters.
Many are in awe as to how Zoe’s mom was able to maintain the youth in her appearance. Why, those who would take a quick glance at the photo would think these two are just sisters posing before the cameraman’s lenses.
Shot by photographer Cass Bird, the brand’s latest campaign is entitled “Life in the now.” Highlighting the idea of a rich and timeless bond, the photo was able to encapsulate the endearing message of how personal a relationship is between bloodlines.
There is no better way of expressing it than catching a candidly good shot between family members. Zoe is Lisa’s first born with the singer Lenny Kravitz whom she separated with in 1993 after some years of being together.
Zoë Kravitz and Lisa Bonet Look Like Sisters In Their New Calvin Klein Campaign
Zoë Kravitz & Lisa Bonet Dazzle In Calvin Klein Campaign
One of fashion’s most famous brands is once again on point during the presentation of their 2016 Spring collection. The romanticism and femininity that’s a trademark of the Latina style is very much evident as their collection is unfolded while each piece goes down the runway.
Blame the vacation in Cuba for this festive collection. See the tangible vitality of Cuba as each piece is injected with the Cuban trademarks like of lace, ruffles and sexy peeking shoulders. Let us not forget the explosion of red and the domination of white and black as the core hues of the collection.
There is a celebration of distinct female assets as there are subtle exposures of skin. Aside from some collarbone exposure, there will also be hipbone and leg revelation that is sexy and classy at the same time. The collection is somewhat different from their usual vague presentation, as this current one is as direct and as plain as it can get.
The layering found on most pieces is also one of the highlights of the collection. Unravelling the clothes, peeling away layers as defined, get the feel of a muted flirty aura that attracts the taste of the majority of women from different corners of the world.
Two heads are behind this exciting brand. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez’s creativity are the two driving forces behind Proenza Schouler, earning positive attention for every collection they release. Hearing the brand’s name for the first time would make you wonder about the nationality of its creator.
However the rationale behind it lays in the each designers’ family name. Proenza was Hernandez’s mother’s maiden name while Shouler was McCollough’s. The clothing line was first established in 2002 and has earned citations and awards since then, including CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year award in 2007 and 2011. Most of their collections are sold in Barneys, Colette and Joyce.
Proenza Schouler Brings A Bold, Latin Flair To Its Spring 2016 Collection
Proenza Schouler Steals the Heat from Cuba
Gucci is notorious for their bold and risky decisions in fashion shows. With their latest venture in Milan, many have applauded the brand’s bravado in pulling-off another runway edition, which is already quite expected of them.
Gucci fashion shows are always awaited by fashion experts and avid fans because their creative team always comes up with a vibe that blurs the line between men and women, making everyone feel equal within the realm of fashion. With their latest Milan stint, many have never doubted or questioned Hari Nef’s inclusion to their esteemed league of female models.
Who is Hari Nef? Born October 21, 1992, this 23-year old model took the fashion industry by storm as being the first ever transgender who made it big in the modeling industry. Also known as an American actress and writer, Hari Nef is definitely a jill of all trades as she has been seen as Tante Gittel in Amazon’s Transparent, which many approve, and having some stints here and there as a professional model.
The Milan fashion show by Gucci was the perfect ground for Hari Nef to show her remarkable modeling skills with the whole world watching her strut down the runway. The androgynous signature of every Gucci campaign has pretty much paved the way for hair Nef’s inclusion, and many fashion experts are amazed by how she has done her job perfectly. Hari Nef’s debut as a fashion model was when she was casted at the New York Fashion Week for spring in 2015, where she masterfully walked for labels such as Eckhaus Latta and Hood by Air.
It can be said that Hari Nef’s educational background as a theater program graduate at the Columbia University strengthened her will and confidence to perform in front of a mass audience. This strong foothold definitely relieved all her doubts to make people look up to her, despite her preferred sexual orientation.
The guts and charm of Hari Nef got her all the dreams that she has ever hoped for, and her future as a successful professional model is as bright as the radiance she exudes whenever strutting down the runway.
Before being a full-blown follower of fashion, she has also written for some publications such as Dazed, Vice, Blackbook, Original Plumbing and Adult Mag.
Hari Nef was also the first ever transgender model signed with IMG Models, which also manages well-known people the likes of Gigi Hadid, Gisele Bundchen and superstar Kate Moss.
It was in May 2015 when Hari Nef bestowed all her hope and principles to the stable walls of IMG Models, and since then, more and more brands have been interested in booking her right away.
Hari Nef paved the way for more transgender models to put forth their skills and talents towards the general public, and the pizzazz that she possesses is a magnificent embodiment of her commitment in promoting a gender-fluid society, especially in fashion and modeling.
Meet Hari Nef: The First Trans Woman Signed to IMG
11 Things to Know About Hari Nef, the Kickass Trans Model
Italy is notorious for having special style and fashion. Many of the most famous designers, illustrious fashion brands and trends come from Italy, and we can’t deny that the fashion sense of this little nation is definitely beyond its size.
When one speaks of this country, the concept of luxurious fashion would definitely come to mind. From their well-rounded leather goods to the most intrinsic fabrics, Italy is one of world’s best producers of everything in fashion. One brand that’s definitely Italian is Bottega Veneta.
Merging with Gucci in 2001, Bottega Veneta is prolific in releasing collections of the finest leather materials. Many people can remember this fashion name’s slogan which is “When your own initials are enough”, which pertains to the blatant way that Louis Vuitton distinguishes their goods with the letters LV. (Cited: http://www.bottegaveneta.com/experience/us/special-projects/bottega-veneta-initials/)
Now headquartered in Vicenza, Bottega Veneta is thriving well under the management of the huge French international group called Kering and their very innovative and skilled CEO, Carlo Alberto Beretta. As for its direction, Bottega Veneta uses the creative juices oozing out of Tomas Meier, who is quite established as a fashion designer leaning onto the unconventional, the risky and the popular.
Since the brand’s inception in 1966, it can be said that the company has come a very long way and managed to carve their names in the fashion industry, particularly in leather. Currently, Bottega Veneta is available in Europe, South America, Asia and North America. Worldwide reach is the brand’s core reason for expansion, and luckily enough, a plethora of clients appreciate their very intrinsic attention to detail and manufacturing. Specifically, Bottega Veneta has their own boutiques and retail outlets in numerous countries such as Spain, France, Ukraine, Japan, Guam, Korea, Bahrain, Thailand, Turkey and the Philippines.
Bottega Veneta thrives on their signature way of weaving leather, which is known as ‘intrecciato’. The craftsmanship and detail found in every Bottega Veneta item is the finest there is. The sharp look and the no-logo mantra of the company separate them from their competitors, and they know that a minimalistic approach is adored by almost everybody.
This Italian leather store produces handbags, shoes, leather goods, various apparel for men and women, and even gifts and furniture. It was in February 2005 that the brand found courage to release their first women’s collection that garnered monumental success. In June 2006, a full-blown men’s runway show was publicly viewed and adored by millions of fashion addicts from all over the planet.
Some of the most memorable collections and collaborations that have cemented Bottega Veneta’s name as a respected leather-producing brand include Phillip-Lorca di Corcia for Fall in 2005, Lord Snowdown in Fall 2006, well-celebrated fashion icon Annie Leibovitz for Fall in 2007, Larry Sultan doing Spring in 2009, Nan Goldin for Spring the year after and just recently, with Alex Prager for Spring in 2011.
Bottega Veneta® Official website
Bottega Veneta EDP reviews, photo – Makeupalley