The fashion world pays tribute to Alber Elbaz

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Tributes have been pouring in from the fashion world following the tragic news that designer Alber Elbaz has passed away at the age of 59 following a battle with Covid-19.

“I have lost not only a colleague but a beloved friend,” said Richemont founder and chairman Johann Rupert, who confirmed the news. “Alber had a richly deserved reputation as one of the industry’s brightest and most beloved figures. I was always taken by his intelligence, sensitivity, generosity and unbridled creativity. He was a man of exceptional warmth and talent, and his singular vision, sense of

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How Choice Market is reshaping grocery shopping in a post-pandemic world

DENVER — The floor plan of Choice Market in Denver may look very similar to your upscale neighborhood bodega. But look up and the 200-plus cameras on the ceiling transform it into something out of a science fiction novel. And the technology behind the cameras is nothing if not futuristic.

“This is the first, certainly in Colorado, and one of the first in the world, to deploy this technology,” said Mike Fogarty, the founder of Choice Market. “It aligns with consumers preferred transactions making them contactless and frictionless.”

The “frictionless” technology that Fogarty is mentioning is a network of 3D

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Five Fantasy Fashion Show Soundtracks the World Deserves

Scrolling through the vast galleries of images from fashion week, it’s easy to forget that you’re looking at just one part of a fully immersive sensory experience. This holds true now more than ever given the whole traveling circus taking place digitally, but it has always been the case. There is no collection of photographs, no matter how many hundreds of near-identical runway shots they might feature, which can accurately render the sights, sounds, scents, and tactile touches that have been painstakingly assembled by the show’s architects.

The biggest loss, most often, is the sonic worldbuilding; something which, even on

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They’re all Barbie girls in a fashion world | Local News

BELOIT — “I loved everything about it.”

That’s what Beloit Memorial High School (BMHS) senior Martha Garduno said about her fashion design class with teacher Elizabeth Carpenter. Garduno has taken arts classes all through high school and fashion design did not disappoint.

“We watched a lot of runway shows and talked shop. It was super fun, creative and low stress,” Carpenter said.

As part of their class, students have dressed Barbie dolls in avant garde styles to practical looks in a variety of challenges. Not only is making Barbie clothes a growing trend right now, but it worked well in

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Virtual shows open a new doorway for fashion world: Gen Next designers

Virtual shows could be a boon for the Indian fashion scene and open doors to a new world, believe Gen Next designers Wajahat Rather and Rahul Dasgupta.

The two up-and-coming designers presented their collections at the ongoing FDCI X Lakme Fashion Week ‘phygital’ edition — a blend of physical and digital elements — on Wednesday.

The fashion gala, which opened Tuesday, is being organised by Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) and Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI).

Rather of label Raffughar said though he missed the andrenalin rush that comes from presenting their work in front of a live audience, there

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‘A new wave’: Kamala Harris elevates black designers on world stage | Fashion

In a year where the global fashion industry has faced its biggest ever racial reckoning Kamala Harris, the first black and south Asian vice-president, has elevated the names of black designers by wearing their clothes on the biggest public stage possible.

By wearing fashion labels Pyer Moss, Christopher John Rogers and Sergio Hudson during last week’s inauguration events, Harris was aligning the new administration’s commitment to diversity with the fashion industry’s attempt to move past systemic, historic racism into a new era. A new era where designers of color get the same opportunities that their white counterparts have had

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