Tilit, a Fashion Brand For the Food and Hospitality Industry, Wants to Be the Carhartt of Chefwear

The husband-and-wife duo behind the New York label are successfully revamping and expanding upon the traditional chef’s uniform.Tilit. Photo: @tilitnyc/InstagramSpotting a chef outside of a restaurant or kitchen is, as Damian from “Mean Girls” would say, “like seeing a dog walk on its hind legs,” and for good reason: The classic chef’s uniform — traditionally […]

‘Fast-Beauty’ Company Be For Beauty Wants to Be the ASOS of the Cosmetics Industry

Founders Colette Newberry and Mark Curry share their thoughts on shaking up a “stale” industry, getting products to market in 18 weeks and being seen as a less-controversial alternative to Deciem.Products from Be For Beauty’s Base brand. Photo: Courtesy of Be For BeautyIn case you haven’t heard, the beauty industry — in its thriving, hyper-competitive […]

The Wrap Life Is a Celeb-Beloved Head Wrap Label to Watch

Nnenna Stella went from waitressing and teaching herself sewing skills to running a multi-million dollar company.Nnenna Stella. Photo: Courtesy of the Wrap Life In 2013, Nnenna Stella decided to embark on a meditative retreat. She had been waiting tables and trying to stay positive, but she wasn’t happy. The Wrap Life, a popular head wrap and accessory brand, was […]

How BeautyBio Turned Microneedling Into an Influencer Obsession

Thanks to the popularity of brand’s at-home device, the GloPro, it’s estimated to do $100 million in sales this year.Photo: @beautybio/InstagramThe beauty industry is fixated on disruption — or at least the idea of it, anyway. Promises of elaborate new rituals, fancy 10-syllable compounds and exotic plants that are the One True Secret to perfect […]

New York Fashion Week: Men’s Newcomer Reconstruct Is the Future of Fashion Brands

The Amsterdam-based collective, made up of five designers, produced their Spring 2019 runway show in about three weeks.A look from the Reconstruct Spring 2019 collection. Photo: Raphael LopulalanReconstruct‘s New York Fashion Week: Men’s debut was a success. You could tell by the cheers and enthusiastic gratitude that boomed from backstage after the last models made […]

With a New York Fashion Week: Men’s Debut, Sundae School ‘Smokewear’ Is a Label to Watch

The brand aims to make quality apparel and accessories to wear when you’re high.Sundae School Chapter 3 lookbook. Photo: Jinwoo ParkWhile there’s no real dress code when it comes to smoking weed, the situational trope generally has to do with being in the comfort of one’s own home while wearing the coziest, most laid-back outfit […]

Briogeo’s Inclusive Approach to Natural Hair Products Has Made it a Major Sephora Hit

“I want my friends to find products in my hair-care line that they like, no matter what hair type they have.”Photo: @brigeo/InstagramThe hair-care industry can feel oversaturated and overwhelming, at least if you’ve ever spent a few minutes debating shampoo formulas in the aisle of a Sephora. When shopping for hair products, we’re faced with […]

For Good Luck Transforms Prom Dresses and Evening Gowns Into Going-Out Tops

Olivia Horan, a New York City college student, has a history of launching sustainable fashion businesses with secondhand clothes.For Good Luck. Photo: Lucy LondonFor The New School student and vintage purveyor Olivia Horan, vintage is a deeply personal pursuit. The 20-year-old believes that each vintage clothing item tells a unique story, while it also allows […]

These Gender-Neutral Labels to Watch Provide Inclusive Communities Through Clothes

Meet Radimo, Rebirth Garments and Official Rebrand.Official Rebrand. Photo: @official_rebrand/InstagramThere’s no doubt that visibility for the LGBTQ+ community in the fashion industry has increased in recent years. The Fall 2018 runways boosted non-binary and transgender castings, with a record 64 models falling into either of those categories, marking the most-inclusive fashion month to date. (The most recent season […]

12 Brands From Sydney Fashion Week to Put on Your Radar

From eco-friendly swimwear and intimates to super-feminine ready-to-wear, here are the labels that commanded our attention at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.While resort is commonly thought of as an in-between season that’s rolled out to press and retailers between the highly publicized fall and spring runway collections, it’s actually quite important commercially. Not only do resort […]