What the World’s Emerging Designers Want You to Know

“I love being a part of this generation of designers, because I feel like anything is possible. It’s a generation that is hungry for change, whether that is cultural, environmental, or political.”As always, the fashion industry is changing at a rapid speed: Resale and rental fashion present a new challenge for manufacturers and retailers, Karl Lagerfeld […]

The Aussie Founder of Shhh Silk’s Risky Pursuit of the Kardashians Paid Off

Entrepreneur Olivia Carr always knew America’s most famous family would love her silk pillowcases.Shhh Silk’s signature marble print pillowcases and sleep masks. Photo: Courtesy of Shhh SilkTwo weeks ago, Kourtney Kardashian generated a wave of social media buzz with the launch of her new lifestyle site Poosh, thanks in part to the elaborate gift boxes […]

7 New Swimwear Brands for Earth-Loving and Style-Conscious Beach Bums

Make waves in these chic, sustainable labels this summer.Swimwear is synonymous with care-free sunny summer days. It’s what we wear while letting the stress of our work lives slip away, while sipping a glass of rosé on a pool float. It’s a happy uniform — one that comes in bright colors and endless form-flattering silhouettes; […]

Alessandra Ambrosio’s Experience as a Victoria’s Secret Angel Helped Her Create Her New Swimwear Line, GAL Floripa

“My favorite part of my job was always when we were doing the swim season.”Alessandra Ambrosio in a look from the debut GAL Floripa collection. Photo: Stewart Shining/Courtesy of GAL Floripa“We always had a dream to one day have a little store and sell bikinis,” says Alessandra Ambrosio about launching her new swimwear and lifestyle line GAL Floripa with her two […]

LA-Based Rhode Is Evolving from Resortwear to ‘Happy Clothes’ for All Seasons

Co-founders Purna Khatau and Phoebe Vickers dropped the word “resort” from its name, but retained the easy, colorful aesthetic.Photo: Phoebe Vickers/Courtesy of RhodeSince launching Rhode Resort in 2014, co-founders Purna Khatau and Phoebe Vickers have gradually won over all the top retailers — not to mention Instagram — with their colorful, breezy, vacation-ready cotton dresses and kaftans. […]

New Wellness Startup Feals Brings the Direct-to-Consumer Treatment to CBD

It was only a matter of time.Photo: Courtesy of FealsIt seems that, in 2019 (and the years immediately leading up to it), the journey of the millennial entrepreneur is to reinvent — “disrupt!” — every retail category in existence. From luggage to eyeglasses, cookware to mattresses, razors to vitamins, every basic need has been rebranded, […]

Madhappy Is Building a Brand Around Hoodies and Mental Health

The Los Angeles brand’s young co-founders just raised their first round of funding from an influential group of investors looking to sell happiness in the form of a hoodie.While reporting a story last year about burgeoning Los Angeles streetwear brands, I was met with some slightly too-cool-for-school attitudes by a few of their founders. I […]

New York Fashion Week: Men’s First-Timer Keenkee Is a Label to Watch

Switching from graphic design to fashion, Kee Kim’s newly launched brand is already carried at Opening Ceremony and Ssense.A look from Keenkee’s Fall 2019 collection. Photo: ImaxtreeKee Kim’s Tribeca studio is a modest space mostly filled with racks carrying the Fall 2019 collection of his label Keenkee; his desk alone takes up a quarter of […]

5 Copenhagen Brands That Could Become the Next Ganni

With the Danish fashion market gaining more and more traction with each season, we can’t help but question who will be next to step up to the plate.Street style at Copenhagen Fashion Week. Photo: Imaxtree No brand has broken out of Copenhagen quite as noticeably as Ganni. While many would argue that Copenhagen Fashion Week is […]