Stephen Jones, Hat Designer

Stephen Jones has dresses some of the finest people. He dressed Princess Diana, worked with Jeanl Paul Gaultier, and even Marc Jacobs and John Dalliano for the Dior line.

This London artists has been able to share his expression. He created his first line of hats in 1979 for Fiorucci. He was asked some questions and gave his fans the answers. What has it been like the past 10 years in fashion? There is so much change The world is different and fashion mirrors that. Now it is less fierce and more discrete. Fashion has been effective by commercialism. How do you come to terms with that? I want people to think I am creative and my hats express that. They are all handmade so they are going to be expensive.

Its great to hear you still care about style. I also think now was something is handmade it stands out. What happens when a young designer just needs to make money to pay the rent? I think it is hard for young designers now. They have much more debt from college/ They need to focus on how to sell their deisgns. I was taught commercialism comes with creativity. I think it is still about how people present

What is your take on Dana Thomas book “Gods and Kings: as well as the “golden age” of Fashion? Fashion changes to mirror society. We are waiting for the new generation of designers. We are waiting to see ow they reflect modern times. Sounds like you miss the gold old days I would not change anything. I was lucky to be in the business in the 1980s. Fashion was an uncharted area and I was lucky to be a part of that.

An Interesting little tidbit about him is that he designed the logo for which is a successful limo company in Canada. The more you know!

Curvy Supermodel Takes Fashion Designers to School

It seems that Meghan Trainor is no longer the only one who is “all about that bass.” Supermodel Emme, who took the 90’s by storm by becoming the first plus-sized model, is bringing the bass into fashion design schools. Clearly not daunted by the size 2 rule in the world of runways, Emme has begun revolutionizing the courses at Syracuse University in New York City. She is helping the university’s fashion design program launch the first-ever courses in designing clothes for curvy women. MTV News interviewed Emme to learn more about her vision for changing the way the fashion industry works.

Emme told MTV News that it was her own personal experiences in shopping that helped fuel her passion when taking on this project. She was upset that whenever she went looking for clothes, it was hard to find the same edgy fashions in curvier sizes. Her hope is that women will not be restricted to a certain type of clothes simply based on their size. After hitting several walls herself, she decided to take matters into her own hands. Rather than giving up, she realized that it was not the stores themselves that created the clothes, but rather the designers. The solution to this problem was to begin teaching designers how to design clothes for all women, instead of one particular group. So not only is she beautiful, she is also incredibly smart and creative. Not bad for a (11)

In the beginning stages of this project, Emme used a Kickstarter to begin the program, but Syracuse, which is also the model’s alma mater, offered a partnership. Another company called Wolf Form Co., a manufacturing company that supplies the mannequins fashion students use when designing garments, also helped make this supermodel’s vision come to life. Since larger forms aren’t available to design students, plus-size designers are actually unable to try on their own creations. Wolf Form Co. originally used Emme’s measurements to develop some size 16 mannequins and then continued from there. Eventually, Syracuse had enough mannequins to make them available to any students who wanted to design clothes for curvier women.

A course titled Fashion Without Limits will now be available to freshman design students through their graduation. Students who want to design clothes for people sizes 16 and above will now be able to do so freely. In the past, all design students would have had to create designs to fit the form they were given. Any assignments, regardless of what they were, not only had to be completed on time, but also had to be in the form they were given. Thanks to Emme, the projects can be done using a variety of sizes, and opens the door for creativity. Emme plans to stay involved in the program, as well as expanding Fashion Without Limits to other fashion design institutions. She is hopeful that the idea will really spread and in five years, create a whole new kind of thinking for future designers. Her dream is that fashion will no longer be something exclusive, but rather an inclusive industry for people of all shapes and sizes. And that is not all Emme is doing to help advance the movement towards body positivity-she is also preparing to launch a Youtube series that focuses on these issues. She wants people to feel good about their bodies and be able to overcome their insecurities once and for all because booty is beautiful, of course.

Myntra’s new platform to transform it into Facebook-like fashion network

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BENGALURU: Online fashion site Myntra wants to turn itself into a fashion network where users can invite friends, form a group, chat, upload photos and seek out the opinion of friends and experts before buying clothes or accessories, a senior company executive said. The idea, it appears, is to become the Facebook of fashion.


“When you come just to shop and avail discounts, you visit maybe once or twice a month. But fashion is a category where you get inspired everyday,” Abhishek Rajan, head of mobile business at Myntra, told ET. “Hence we are building a platform where it is more of an engagement which will give our users a reason to keep coming back to our app.”

In May, the Flipkart-owned company shut its website and turned into a mobile app-only e-tailer. There were two reason for this — 70 per cent of revenue was coming from mobile apps and India’s mobilefirst generation is Myntra’s target audience. Hence, losing out on the desktop audience was “a cost they were ready to bear.” The new platform, rolled out to a few users, will allow them to follow friends and brands and like, comment, share and buy products.

This will help the company keep track of subscribers’ tastes and suggest products according to their browsing pattern. Analysts are not sure whether Myntra’s new plan will succeed. “I don’t see this as a need for people who are shopping on their mobile phones. They are not missing out on trends and fashion updates,” said Arvind Singhal, founder of retail consultancy Technopak.

“In case they want to discuss, they do it among each other on the social sites. So will they be coming to Myntra to find out about fashion and get information? I am not sure. Such information is available widely on the internet already.”