Written By , on October 24, 2014

Lingerie Fashion Week® is set to announce the official designer lineup for the forthcoming SS15 season, a mix of emerging and established designers from around the globe. Marking the fourth consecutive bi-annual season of the pioneering event, Lingerie Fashion Week® will take place October 24th & 25th at Center548 in Manhattan’s gallery district.




Isn’t it suite? THE SUITE debuts at Lingerie Fashion Week® SS15, a Holiday + Spring Press Preview housed on-site and running concurrent with the two days of shows. Brands living #thesuitelife include: Affinitas & Parfait, Andrée Ciccarelli, Fruit of the Loom, GemPicket, Harlow & Fox, Lola Haze, NaïS, Nevaeh Intimates, Play Out Underwear, Secrets in Lace, Soak Wash, Suzy Black, The Giving Bride, Tia Lyn, Toru & Naoko and You! Lingerie.

Presented by The Lingerie Journal, a dedicated Ones to Watch Special Exhibition Viewing and Cocktail Reception will kick-off the two days of shows on Friday. Ones to Watch will showcase emerging designers from around the globe including Bella Petite (U.S.), Bunny Blanc (Poland), Suzy Black (U.S.), The Lilith Collection by Olivia Danielle (U.S.) and Toru & Naoko (Chile); while the sister Ones to Watch: BRITISH INVASION Exhibition will expose emerging UK labels JANAY Intimates, Kocolala and StephieAnn. Housed in the Sponsor Lounge, both OTW Exhibitions will remain on display to all guests of Lingerie Fashion Week through Saturday night. Returning for a second season, pin-up powerhouse Secrets in Lace will take to the runway Friday evening, showcasing Secrets in Lace Lingerie & Stockings as well as Dita Von Teese Stockings by Secrets in Lace. A showstopping runway performance will be set to the live sounds of famed jazz musician Brain Newman (perhaps best known as Lady Gaga’s go-to trumpet player), joined by burlesque sensation Angie Pontani. Returning for a third consecutive season, BRADELIS NEW YORK will close the evening on Friday with a Runway Show followed by a Presentation and Cocktail Reception. Currently counting three New York storefronts including Soho & Madison Ave, the brand offers luxury lingerie for everyday wear; combining the best of American function with Japanese craftsmanship.

A multi-designer Made in the USA Runway Show will kick off day two, exposing independent designers Andreé Ciccarelli (New York), Lola Haze (New York) and The Giving Bride (New York/Chicago). Bring on the baby bumps – fellow Lingerie Fashion Week veteran You! Lingerie returns for a second season, storming the runway with an army of expecting models clad in fashion-forward maternity and nursing lingerie. Counting a cult following of Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Kesha and Taylor Momsen, to name a few, designer Stephanie Paterek of NYC Sex Trash debuts lingerie-as-RTW concept Love Cage - via a Presentation that will make even Christian Grey blush. Victor Victoria: gender neutral underwear brand Play Out will take the stage Saturday evening, showcasing their signature women’s line as well as a highly anticipated men’s underwear debut in a gender-blurring, boundary-pushing Runway Show – including a performance by All Girl Skate Jam, the first and original skateboarding brand encouraging women to break into the male-dominated skateboard industry.

Closing the season Saturday night, the Official Closing Benefit returns as the only open-to-the-public event held each season at Lingerie Fashion Week®. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this season 20% of all ticket sales will go to benefit SS15 Non-Profit Partner PinkChoseMe Foundation (www.pinkchoseme.org <http://www.pinkchoseme.org/> ), a non-profit organization working to educate, uplift and support women whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. The event will feature a Runway Show in two parts: a Lingerie Fashion Week Finale Show featuring the season’s designers, followed by an empowering showcase exposing the femininity of breast cancer survivors and women living with breast cancer held in partnership with PinkChoseMe. The event continues with a two hour open bar soirée provided by Official Spirits Partners Cayrum and VEEV® Spirits, alongside mouthwatering light bites courtesy of gardein. Drawing attendance of 300+ guests comprised of influencers and tastemakers within the New York fashion, creative and philanthropic communities, tickets are priced in three tiers of $100 (General Admission), $150 (Seated) and $200 (Front Row), available now at: www.lingeriefw.eventbrite.com<http://www.lingeriefw.eventbrite.com/> .

All shows are privy to hair & makeup provided by the talented artists of SS15 Backstage Beauty Teams The Temple, a Paul Mitchell Partner School and MAKEUP FOR EVER Academy, along with fashion styling services courtesy Official Styling Agency Accessory2. The season is further joined by Industry Media Partners The Lingerie Journal and The Best of Intima, leading boutique London tradeshow The Lingerie Edit,Non-Profit Partner PinkChoseMe Foundation and Official Spirits Partners Cayrum and VEEV® Spirits. Guests of the SS15 season are also privy to delicious garden-grown light bites from leading sustainable protein brand gardein, the Official Goodness of Lingerie Fashion Week, as well as beverages from Neuro Drinks, offering guests best-selling flavors BLISS White Raspberry, SONIC Super Fruit Infusion and DAILY Tangerine Citrus. Guests at the Closing Benefit will be the lucky recipients of the SS15 Official Gift Bag, including goodies courtesy of Hanes Hosiery, Seductive Couplets Game Deck, Uni K Wax and more.

About Lingerie Fashion Week®
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The first Fashion Week worldwide exclusively created for intimate apparel brands, Lingerie Fashion Week® presents a progressive events marketing platform merging the lingerie, fashion and creative communities. Representing a $14 billion and rapidly growing market segment (in the U.S. alone), the multi-day event presents an exciting industry hub designed to shed a powerful spotlight on both intimates designers and the industry as a whole. Each season features a mix of emerging and established intimate apparel brands from around the world, comprised of lingerie, loungewear, sleepwear, shapewear, hosiery/legwear, lingerie solutions, lingerie accessories and mens underwear. The event debuted in February 2013 to a result of over 1 billion total media impressions to date, attended by domestic and international press, stylists, retailers, fashion and intimates industry influencers, creative tastemakers, and VIPs; reaching audiences from North & South America to Europe and Asia.

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Written By , on October 24, 2014



Film & TV distributor The Orchard has acquired all rights in the U.S. and Canada to director Frédéric Tcheng’s fashion documentary Dior and I, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival to outstanding praise. This marks the third fashion film for Tcheng, who previously co-wrote and co-directed Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel and co-produced Valentino: The Last Emperor. The documentary captures the entire process behind Raf Simons debut couture collection in his new position as Creative Director of Christian Dior Couture.

“I am extremely excited to be working with the Orchard on bringing the film to its North American audience,” said director Frédéric Tcheng. “They clearly have a passion for and understanding of the film that will translate to a successful roll-out.”

In 2012, legendary French fashion house, Christian Dior Couture, announced designer Raf Simons as its head Creative Director.  Dior and Ipays homage to the work of the talented Dior atelier and takes a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the makings of Simons’ debut haute couture collection and how it returned to the origins of the house of Dior.

The film takes an intimate, vérité-style glimpse at the inner workings of the Dior atelier, capturing the entire eight-week process up until the premiere of Simons’ collection. This includes the little-seen atelier workers – the heart and soul of the fashion industry – some of whom have sewed for Dior for decades and do so with an unbridled passion. Together, they form a support system for Simons and help to create his masterpiece collection, with every line they sketch and bead they sew.

A whirlwind of creativity, stress, determination and triumph, the movie boasts mass and niche appeal.

Dior and I is a visually and emotionally stunning film about an oft unseen part of the process in the world of high fashion,” said The Orchard’s SVP of Film & TV, Paul Davidson. “Frédéric Tcheng has crafted a documentary that, much like the elegant creations in the world of Dior, deserves to be seen.”

The film is slated for a 2015 theatrical release in the US and Canada. The deal was negotiated by Danielle DiGiacomo of The Orchard and Josh Braun of Submarine.

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Written By , on October 23, 2014

Olivia Palermo Cotton 24 hour runway show

Olivia Palermo Cotton 24 hour runway show

For the first time, Cotton Incorporated brings international style icon Olivia Palermo on board for its 24 Hour Runway Show. Olivia will join the runway show scene alongside several other celebrity hosts and industry influencers including Giuliana and Bill Rancic, E! News’ Jason Kennedy, and TV Host Michael Yo from “The Insider” on CBS. Open to the public, the world’s only 24 Hour Runway Show will take place in sunny South Beach, Miami beginning Friday, November 7, at 8 p.m. EST, through Saturday, November 8 at 8 p.m. EST.

With media partner PEOPLE, Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show will showcase “The Moments of Our Lives” as this year’s theme, celebrating a different “cotton moment” each hour. A unique look will be seen on the runway every minute of the 24-hour event — for a total of 1,440 cotton looks. Featuring more than 75 brands and designers, a complete line-up of apparel partners can be seen athttps://www.thefabricofourlives.com/24-hour-runway-show/show-line-up. The show also will be streamed online LIVE on TheFabricOfOurLives.com, PEOPLE.com, EOnline.com, PeopleEnEspanol.com, InStyle.com, Entertainment Weekly’s EW.com, Essence.com, SouthernLiving.com and RealSimple.com.To help bring this year’s theme to life, Olivia Palermo will be sharing insights into her versatile and chic style starting Saturday, November 8 at 5:45 p.m. EST. Teaming with Giuliana Rancic, Olivia will be on stage to talk cotton trends beginning at 6:00 p.m. EST. The duo will return to the stage for the final hour of the show, themed “Birthday Party,” with looks at the top of the hour from the online retail company Piperlime starting at 7:00 p.m. EST.

Known for her work as a designer, actress, model, spokesperson and as executive editor and creative director at OliviaPalermo.com, the tastemaker will be dressed wearing her favorite cotton items from Piperlime, one of the brands featured in this year’s show. Featuring the season’s top cotton apparel trends for both men and women, this year’s apparel partners include Bloomingdale’s, Wildfox Couture, Miguelina, 7 For All Mankind, Tommy Hilfiger, C & C California, Anthropologie, and Kings of Cole, among many others. Viewers will have the opportunity to purchase some of the hautest looks straight off the runway at discounted prices with special offers from retail brands valid on cotton purchases.

For more information on Cotton Incorporated and Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show, visit TheFabricOfOurLives.com.

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Written By , on October 22, 2014

This year’s British Fashion Awards, in partnership with Swarovski, will be hosted by British comedian, actor, author and television presenter, Jack Whitehall, at the London Coliseum, on Monday 1st December. The nominees and winners are voted for by members of the global fashion industry.

The nominees are:

Emerging Womenswear Designer

Thomas Tait

Emerging Menswear Designer

Astrid Andersen
Craig Green
Lee Roach

Emerging Accessory Designer

Fernando Jorge
Yunus & Eliza

New Establishment Designer

Emilia Wickstead
Peter Pilotto
Simone Rocha

Establishment Designer

Margaret Howell
Roland Mouret

Womenswear Designer

Christopher Kane
J.W. Anderson

Menswear Designer

Christopher Bailey for Burberry
J.W. Anderson
Paul Smith
Tom Ford

Accessory Designer

Anya Hindmarch
Charlotte Olympia
Nicholas Kirkwood

International Designer

Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent
Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton
Raf Simons

Red Carpet Designer

Alexander McQueen
Mary Katrantzou


Alexander McQueen
Stella McCartney
Victoria Beckham


Cara Delevingne
Jourdan Dunn
Sam Rollinson

Creative Campaign

Louis Vuitton
Vivienne Westwood

View the full release here.

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Written By , on October 21, 2014

Beauty dot com Tess Giberson

Beauty.com®, a division of drugstore.com, inc., is ringing in the holiday season by offering the exclusive Winter Forest Bag by noted designer Tess Giberson as a free gift with purchase.  The product-filled bag is available only on Beauty.com for shoppers who spend more than $125 at the prestige beauty retailer.  This holiday season’s first designer offering is available while supplies last and can be found at http://www.Beauty.com/TessGiberson.

The Winter Forest Bag is decorated with tree silhouettes in icy blue and black.  With a large, spacious interior and two internal side pockets, this winter-themed bag is perfect for separating toiletries and cosmetics.  The cotton bag is coated making it easy to clean.

“I wanted to create a cosmetic case that was both functional and visually reflective of the effortlessly cool and creative message to which my collections translate.  I chose the tree print as the focus for this collaboration as it is a signature element of my Fall 2014 collection.  The print stemming from a long-time collaboration with my husband and artist, Jon Widman, was a central image used in my designs throughout this season and incorporated into the set design for the show.”

Each Winter Forest Bag comes filled with 13 prestige beauty samples in both deluxe sample and full sizes.  The bag and its contents have an approximate combined retail value of more than $125.

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Written By , on October 21, 2014

Gap is set to launch kate spade new york and Jack Spade for GapKids, a limited-edition girls’ and boys’ apparel and accessories collection for Holiday 2014. This marks kate spade new york and Jack Spade’s first foray into childrenswear as well as the first time the Kate Spade & Company brands will partner together.

Launching in select Gap stores in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Hong Kong and Japan and on gap.com onOctober 30th, the childrenswear collection, which will be available for two weeks only, embraces child-like imagination with festive and whimsical styles in toddler and kids sizing. The collection blends the playful feminine and colorful twists of kate spade new york and the energetic charm of Jack Spade with GapKids’ iconic American style.

Retaining the DNA of kate spade new york and Jack Spade, inspiration was taken from the collection’s archives. The collection features recreated signature pieces from the past, downsized and in fabrics more suited to children’s play and adventure.

“Collaborating with iconic American brands such as kate spade new york and Jack Spade is a way of bringing style and optimism to the GapKids customer,” said Rebekka Bay, Creative Director and EVP, Gap Global Design. “We really wanted to celebrate the best of all three brands, the casualness of GapKids, the playfulness and prettiness of kate spade new york and the quirkiness of Jack Spade.”

“I couldn’t think of a better partner than Gap to collaborate with on a children’s collection,” said Deborah Lloyd, Chief Creative Officer, Kate Spade & Company. “Their colorful and playful spirit aligns perfectly with ours and they’ve helped us realize our vision of dressing little ones head to toe in kate spade new york and Jack Spade for their next big adventure.”

Focusing on a child’s carefree sense of adventure and excitement, the collection follows a brother and sister imagining their way through a magical journey to grandmother’s house during the holiday season. The idea of packing for a family holiday reunion, celebrating the journey seen from the back seat of the car, the actual celebration and the overnight stay, are themes that can be seen throughout.

Collection favorites include charming dresses, clever graphic sweatshirts, witty winter accessories and stylish tech cases marrying the brands’ aesthetics and allowing kids to be kids. Fit and flare dresses and button down tops for girls are played up with the kate spade new york signature bow print. Sassy sayings such as “Here Comes Trouble”, “Skirt The Rules”, “Pretty Sneaky”, and “Are We There Yet?” can be found on girls’ and boys’ fashion and accessories. Mittens with playful quotation marks, knit hats with antlers and hot dog printed scarves speak to the whimsy of the winter collection. Highlighting the fun and quirky nature of the Kate Spade & Company brands, graphic tech accessories feature hamburgers, notebooks and emojis.

With prices starting from $9.95 up to $130, the collection will be available in select Gap stores and on gap.com starting on October 30th for two weeks only.

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Written By , on October 21, 2014

QVC, will once again join forces with Lifetime®‘s Project Runway All Stars to participate in the fourth season of the popular design competition series. The world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer is scheduled to sponsor the famed QVC accessory wall, which designers are able to pull from during each challenge to enhance their designs. There will also be a special QVC challenge for the contestants, and the season’s grand-prize winner will have the opportunity to create a collection especially for the retailer.

“Last year’s collaboration with Lifetime’s Project Runway All Stars proved to be extremely successful in expanding QVC’s brand prominence and exposing a new audience to our shopping community,” said Karen Fonner, vice president of content marketing for QVC. “We’re excited to team up with this popular series for a second year and have the opportunity to once again highlight our impressive offerings while reinforcing QVC as a retail destination for the latest fashions.”

This year during the QVC challenge, contestants will be put to the test to create a look for the QVC line G.I.L.I.™ with the top designer winning the opportunity to present a version of their design on QVC. Following the season finale, the grand-prize winner of Project Runway All Stars is awarded the opportunity to create a capsule collection for QVC and present their line on air during a live broadcast. Last year’s champion, Seth Aaron Henderson, found success in his popular collection and has since continued to build his QVC business with his fashion line, SA by Seth Aaron

“Last year’s contestants loved incorporating QVC’s impressive array of stylish fashion and accessory brands into their looks,” saidLance Still, executive vice president of promotions and integrated marketing at The Weinstein Company. “Given last year’s success, we were eager to bring them back this year to equip the contestants with the latest accessories from QVC’s well-known designers and stylists.”

The fourth season of Project Runway All Stars is scheduled to air on Lifetime beginning October 30 at 9 PM ET. QVC plans to promote the program through its various social platforms, as well as on its website and mobile applications. Multimedia content will feature behind-the-scenes footage and information on the designers and challenges. Viewers will also be able to purchase items from the QVC accessory wall, plus pieces inspired by the show’s weekly challenge.

For more information about QVC’s involvement with the series, visit qvc.com/ProjectRunwayAllStars.

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Written By , on October 20, 2014

Stuart Weitzman SWxYOU The 5050

Designer Stuart Weitzman celebrates his stellar boot reputation with the launch of SWxYOU: The 5050, a customization program centered on the iconic silhouette of the 5050 boot.  SWxYOU: The 5050 gives shoe lovers the exclusive opportunity to reimagine and personalize the brand’s most popular boot by choosing from three 5050 variations: the classic flat boot, the stacked high heel boot or the wedge boot. The limited-edition program launches on Monday, October 20, exclusively at www.stuartweitzman.com and will run for two weeks only.

Coveted by Hollywood’s chicest starlets, this legendary over-the-knee boot has garnered a cult-like following amongst fashionistas worldwide and is considered the must-have season after season. The unwavering popularity is attributed to its uniquely stylish design of half micro stretch and half nappa leather – giving it the 5050 name. The ultimate in fashion and function, this best-selling over-the-knee style is at once elegant and flattering on legs of all shapes and sizes, thanks to the micro stretch insert seamlessly integrated into the back of the boot.  The boot is consistently in such high demand, that it regularly sells out at retail outlets both domestically and internationally.

For the customization program, the classic flat, the stacked high heel and the wedge 5050 boot designs will be offered in eye catching animal prints (chocolate feline haircalf, greige leopard haircalf, black and white zebrette), rich pony haircalf (black pony, bordeaux pony, gray pony), luxurious nappas (black goosebump nappa, nigeria nappa) and rich suedes (anthracite suede, walnut suede, olive suede, midnight suede). It will also be available in three different widths and multiple size ranges (Narrow: 5 – 12, Medium: 4 – 12, Wide: 4 – 12).  Retail prices range from $635-$800, with an approximate delivery period of 6-8 weeks.

Worn by jet-setting celebrities — mainly in their “real” lives — the boot is a constant in paparazzi snapshots from New York to Los Angeles and in airports around the globe. From the Sundance Film Festival (Elizabeth Olsen), to the set of The Amazing Spider-Man(Emma Stone), to the red carpet (Olivia Wilde), to the concert stage (Kesha), the 5050 is as versatile and well-rounded as theHollywood celebrities who wear it.

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Written By , on October 17, 2014

Heidi Mood Board Low ResBendon, one of the world’s leading Intimate apparel companies, announced an exciting new partnership with supermodel and television host Heidi Klum, as the Creative Director and face of Bendon’s flagship Intimates collection, succeeding Elle Macpherson after 25 years with the brand. Klum has established herself as a style and beauty icon. In what is believed to be a world first, the entire Elle Macpherson Intimates collection will be rebranded as Heidi Klum Intimates and will launch on 1 January, 2015. Klum’s vast experience in the lingerie and modelling world will help bring a fresh perspective to the legacy collection.

“As a globally renowned supermodel and successful entrepreneur, we are very excited to welcome Heidi to our flagship Intimates collection,” said Justin Davis-Rice, CEO of Bendon. “As our industry continues to globalize, fresh designs and active publicity are becoming more and more important. Elle has been a great partner to Bendon, however it’s time to take the brand to even greater heights, and Heidi is perfectly positioned to do just that. From the first meeting it was obvious that we were destined to collaborate and work together – her energy, work ethic and passion for lingerie is incredible. I am looking forward to working with her as we continue to build on the heritage of our Intimates brand.”

Ms. Klum said, “I’ve always loved lingerie and can’t describe how incredibly exciting it is to globally launch my Intimates collection with Bendon, a true leader of the industry. In addition to spending a majority of my career modeling lingerie, I am also a woman whose body has changed over the years. I am a mother of four children so I genuinely understand the importance of finding the right lingerie. I want women everywhere to feel sexy, empowered and confident in my collection every time they wear it.”

Bendon is owned by Eric Watson’s Cullen Investments and CEO Justin Davis-Rice, who for the past five years has spearheaded the global growth of the business, which includes international brands such as Stella McCartney Lingerie, Pleasure State, Bendon, Fayreform and Lovable. The company launched its flagship Intimates collection with Elle Macpherson in 1990, and this brand has become the largest celebrity endorsed intimates collection in the world, distributed widely in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and theUSA.

Commenting on the deal Watson said, “Global distribution has been a real focus for Bendon. Today’s announcement of our partnership with Heidi will enable us to leverage the global base we’ve already established and grow exponentially. When you combine that with the 25 year heritage of our Intimates business, the future for Bendon looks incredibly exciting.”

A multi-platform marketing campaign featuring Heidi Klum will announce Heidi as Bendon’s new partner for its Intimates brand and generate excitement for Heidi Klum’s fans and lingerie lovers world-wide.

The Heidi Klum Intimates collection will also include a men’s brand, HKMAN, and Heidi by Heidi Klum, a more accessible line of every day essentials. In addition, Bendon and Heidi Klum are in development of expanded product categories including swimwear.

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Written By , on October 17, 2014

Last night, the Armory on the Hudson in New York City was transformed from an indoor track and field stadium to a fashion arena for the global launch of the Alexander Wang x H&M collection. Jessica Chastain, Mary J. Bligeand Dakota Fanning were among the guests who saw the performance-wear inspired collection presented on the futuristic racetrack runway. The collection will be available in 250 H&M stores worldwide, and online starting November 6, 2014.

DJ Jesse Marco took over straight after the show, as the catwalk turned into a dance floor. Later, hip hop artist Sharaya J opened for a surprise set by Missy Elliott. Missy sang some of her biggest hits including “Get Ya Freak On” and “Work it”. DJ´ and producer Diplo kept the party going into the night.

The event was full-on energy from the beginning, with free runners using the show’s set for a Parkour performance to kick off the show. They were celebrated by an audience waving foam boxing gloves and wearing athletic tanks for Team Wang and Team H&M. The global H&M audience was invited to participate through a live stream hosted on hm.com and alexanderwang.com.

In addition to the crowd of celebrities and fashion industry press, fans of both brands attended. They had won invites to the launch event through a golden ticket initiative via vending machines, held in selected H&M stores around New York.

“Tonight’s event for the launch of Alexander Wang x H&M was about high energy and a full experience that goes beyond fashion; from the attitude and speed of the show, to the pop-up store in a locker-room setting, and the performances by Missy Elliott and Sharaya J at the after-party,” says Alexander Wang. “I wanted for everyone to be able to just let go and have fun and hopefully we achieved that tonight.”

“Tonight’s celebration truly reflected the theme of the Alexander Wang x H&M collection. It was like being at the ultimate meeting between fashion and sport, and it was perfect to launch it here in New York,” says Margareta van den Bosch, H&M’s creative advisor.

“The collection is hot. It’s fly, it’s edgy, it’s everything. I love it,” says Mary J. Blige.

“I love Alexander. I love how he takes street clothes and turns them into fashion. It’s great how H&M’s collaborations make designer fashion on a scale that people can afford,” says Jessica Chastain.HM Margareta van den Bosch Alexander Wang

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