Kate Middleton Reminded Us Why She’s the Queen of Classic Fashion by Channeling Princess Diana’s Exact Outfit

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Princess Diana is gone, but never forgotten in the royal family, especially when it comes to fashion. Kate Middleton’s latest nod to her late mother-in-law is through a houndstooth coat that she wore to the Wales vs. England Six Nations rugby match in Cardiff on Saturday.

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This is a coat the Princess of Wales has on royal repeat from one of her favorite designers, Catherine Walker. The red-and-white houndstooth print has big red buttons and hits her just above the knees. She paired it with a chic black turtleneck, black leather gloves, and a white handbag. She kept her legs warm on the chilly day in black tights and shortie black boots. The last time royal fans saw this coat on her, was at an event in 2018 while she was pregnant with her youngest child, Prince Louis.

The Princess of Wales attends the Wales vs England Six Nations Rugby.

The Princess of Wales attends the Wales vs England Six Nations Rugby.

Princess Diana wore a similar look for the first time in 1990 at the christening of Princess Eugenie. The cropped jacket by Moschino was a red, white, and black houndstooth print that she styled in a way that was very reminiscent of that fashion era. Diana paired the coat with a black-and-white houndstooth pencil skirt, a black turtleneck, a red hat with a black band, black gloves, and red-and-black heels.

rincess Diana With Prince William At Sandringham After The Christening Of Her Niece

Princess Diana with Prince William at Sandringham after the christening of Princess Eugenie.

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While some royal watchers love it when Kate honors Diana through fashion, some critics call it cosplaying and are a little creeped out by the practice. However, fashion

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Kimora Lee Simmons cheers on lookalike daughter Aoki walking in fashion show

Sergio Hudson’s runway had onlookers doing a double take.

Model, businesswoman and fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons snapped photos with her phone and cheered on daughter Aoki Lee Simmons from the front row as her lookalike model offspring strutted down the catwalk at Hudson’s New York Fashion Week show on Feb 11.

Aoki, 20, hit the runway twice during the show at Spring Studios in Manhattan, sporting a strong-shouldered black miniskirt suit with a purple statement belt and matching trim plus zippered pocket detailing, tights and sky-high heels.

Her second look, which she modelled as Megan Thee Stallion’s Her blasted from the speakers, was a charcoal denim ensemble with a long-sleeve button-front top and shorts, paired with a black belt and patent black platform heels.

The Baby Phat designer, 47, was beaming with a big smile as she watched her daughter walk the runway. She donned a yellow animal-print minidress with power shoulders, pairing it with tights and knee-high black boots for the occasion.

Other front row standouts included Joy Reid, Sunny Hostin and Tiffany D. Cross. Tucked away near the camera flashes was Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City star Meredith Marks.

There was also a full family affair the previous night at Prabal Gurung’s show on Feb 10, as Kimora Lee Simmons sat with Aoki and daughter Ming, 23, who she shares with ex Russell Simmons. Before hitting runways and modelling in campaigns as professionals, both daughters modelled for Baby Phat as kids.

Aoki has been vocal on TikTok about her experiences as a model – and as the daughter of two very famous parents. Ahead of New York Fashion Week, she took to the app to share tips on what to bring to a modelling job and showcasing her go-to model gear. – USA Today/Tribune News Service

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Getting Ready With ‘The White Lotus’ Star Will Sharpe for the SAG Awards

Will Sharpe is numerous things: a writer, a director, one of the many stars in the hit second season of The White Lotus. But he is not, by his own admission, a member of the world of fashion. In fact, he’s far from it. “This is such a new world for me,” he tells W over Zoom. “I don’t know how you’re supposed to talk about it. I don’t know the phraseology.” Despite that, it was Sharpe who was called upon to bring Maximilian Davis’s sophomore collection for Ferragamo to the red carpet, just days after it debuted in Milan. It may have seemed like an odd choice—why not tap Uma Thurman, Hunter Schafer, or any of the other bona fide fashionphiles who sat front row at the presentation? But there’s something about Sharpe that allows him to fit squarely into the vision that Davis has created for Ferragamo over the last two seasons.

“There’s something that feels minimal and not overstated about what [Davis] does,” Sharpe says of the designer’s aesthetic presence at the Italian house. “There is a sort of quiet boldness to it, which is cool.” As it turns out, there’s some crossover with Sharpe in that sense. The actor may not be as outwardly raucous as others in The White Lotus cast, but there’s no denying his presence, something he further proved when he stepped onto the SAG red carpet this past weekend in a custom look from Davis. The actor wore black pants and a collarless jacket with a tapered-in waist. Underneath, a collarless shirt (a “go-to” for Sharpe, according to his stylist Rose Ford) in Davis’s newly signature red hue brought an unexpected element to the chic design. While not directly seen on the runway days before, the suit fit perfectly into the world

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Elegance and sensuality grace Milan Fashion Week

A model backstage prior to the presentation of Atsushi Nakashima's Fall-Winter 2023-2024 Women's collection on Sunday
A model backstage prior to the presentation of Atsushi Nakashima’s Fall-Winter 2023-2024 Women’s collection on Sunday.
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Women’s Fashion Week ended in Milan on Monday.

Here are some of the trends that emerged for autumn-winter 2023-2024 — a return to elegance underscored by cut and quality, chic sensuality, and restrained classicism with a smattering of eccentric spice.

Elegant suits

Italian fashion houses have ditched sporty designs and streetwear for elegant, classically cut suits in refined fabrics.

Trousers are long and shoe-covering. Oversized power-shoulder jackets have made way for classic cuts — waisted, belted or gathered at the back.

Dolce & Gabbana showed suits with jackets that are cropped, matador style, or long but structured with wasp waists.

Suits were on display at the Fendi show and elsewhere
Suits were on display at the Fendi show and elsewhere.
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Fendi opted for slimline jackets with a single row of buttons, discrete lapel collars and a deconstructed men’s waistcoat.

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Ferragamo was all cinched-waisted silhouettes, reminiscent of 1950s Hollywood divas.

Max Mara’s coats are gathered at the back, Tod’s jackets waisted or belted, while Moschino went for suits with houndstooth and gold buttons à la Chanel.

Winter lingerie

The effects of climate change made themselves felt on the Milan podiums, where winter collections were diaphanous and revealing, and lingerie much in evidence.

Dolce & Gabbana claimed ownership of this trend, showing a corset bearing a label with its creation date — 1991. Its collection was almost entirely composed of black underwear.

Fendi layered baby dolls over poplin shirts.

Roberto Cavalli vamped up  the lingerie
Roberto Cavalli vamped up the lingerie.
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Roberto Cavalli vamped on the theme, with long hippy versions in silk and velvet.

Gucci opted for bijou micro bras

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Ashley Graham’s Moschino cutlery dress won Milan Fashion Week

No-one is doing it quite like Ashley Graham. The super model is a much-needed force of positivity in the fashion industry, known for her sense of humour, candour about everything from body confidence to boob sweat, and gorgeous looks.

What’s some of our favourite Ashley fits? Well, we’re glad you asked! There’s been her caramel latex dress (that made reference to an *iconique* Friends moment), a stunning bleached brow moment, a Spice Girls-inspired sparkling micro skirt and Union Jack bag and a gorge fitted brown midi dress with matching bomber jacket. We’re obsessed with her style, we can’t lie!

And now she has stepped out in an ensemble that’s fit for the history books! At Milan Fashion Week, where designers are showing their AW23 collections, she turned up in a look that’s good enough to eat! Ashley had already graced the runway at Dolce & Gabbana and then swung by the Moschino show – known for its outlandish designs courtesy of Jeremy Scott – to watch the runway collection from the front row. And the outfit she wore? Chef’s kiss.

Specifically, she turned up in a gastronomy-themed black dress that was good enough to eat. Firstly, it had a neckline and sleeves imitating the structured, short collar look of a chef‘s jacket but and also embellished with literal cutlery in gold, sewn onto the dress‘s bodice. It then cascaded out into a full skirt, draped over layers of see-through tulle.

She accessorised the look with an updo, chunky gold, heart-shaped earrings and gold eyeshadow. The best bit was undoubtedly the captions she wrote when she posted the looks to her IG grid in two separate posts: “dinner is served” and “@moschino ate”.

Very much a mood!

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Armani gives graceful close to Milan Fashion Week

MILAN (AP) — It was nipples out on the Milan Fashion Week runway this season, one of the clear trends emerging from a week of previews of mostly womenswear collections for next fall and winter.

Wherever there is a trend, there is always the counter-current, and holding out for what he described as “the dignity of women” was Giorgio Armani. Where sheer fabrics were employed in his collection, it was with modesty.

Armani’s show closed out fashion week on Sunday. Here are highlights from the last day of live runway shows:


With swirls of colored taffeta and satin gathered into crushed roses, Japanese designer Tomo Koizumi put a smiley face on a rainy Sunday morning.

The exuberant looks were spasms of color fashioned into ruffles on a minidress constructed from stripes of knitwear, elaborate skirts with deep slits and dresses with southern belle silhouettes. These are occasion pieces that would be standouts on any red carpet, stage or party; imagine the lucky girl wearing one to prom.

The runway show was in collaboration with Dolce & Gabbana, which supplied textiles as well as handbags and shoes, Koizumi said. He turned a print from one of the Italian house’s recent collections into a series of 3-D floral creations.

“I took inspiration from Dolce & Gabbana, and I also got powerful support, which allowed me to push myself even harder,’’ Koizumi said.

Koizumi also put out there his dream: “To be hired by as creative director of a major fashion house.”


Giorgio Armani once again gave the fashion world a glimpse of idealized life inside Milan’s stately palazzi, populated by women for whom dressing in comfort and style are not a contradiction.

Satiny loungewear in soothing earthy tones skimmed

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Armani at the heart of new documentary examining the birth of Milan fashion

Giorgio Armani and a slew of fashion CEOs turned out Sunday (Feb 26) for a premiere of the documentary Milano: The Inside Story Of Italian Fashion, by Emmy-winning filmmaker John Maggio.

The documentary gives due credit to Armani for putting Milan ready-to-wear on the map in the 1980s with the creation of the deconstructed jacket that made menswear sexy and relaxed, as epitomised by Richard Gere in American Gigolo.

“Fashion made me grow up and become someone. It was not easy initially, as I didn’t feel up to it, but slowly I gained courage to want to be someone in this adventure,″ Armani said upon arrival at the premiere.

The 88-year-old designer, who presented his latest womenswear collection earlier in the day, received an enormous round of applause at the start of the film, when producer Alan Friedman introduced him to the very-fashion crowd as “the man without whom today Milan would not be the capital of fashion.”

The documentary also recounts the competitive tensions between Armani and his classic elegance and Gianni Versace, who helped fuel the super model era with his more overtly sexy collections.

In the documentary, former Gucci creative director Tom Ford and ex-Gucci CEO Domenico De Sole discuss attempts to merge Gucci and Versace, which ultimately failed after Versace’s 1997 murder under the insistence of his sister, Donatella Versace, that she remain at the creative helm.

In the intervening years, Gucci, along with many other Italian family-run companies have been bought up by French conglomerates, and Versace is now part of the US group Capri Holding. Italy has failed to come up with a fashion group of its own to challenge the French dominance; fashion houses like Armani and Dolce & Gabbana are among those that remain staunchly in family hands.

The documentary is expected

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Vietnamese designer to debut collection at Paris Fashion Week | DTiNews

Vietnamese designer Tran Phuong Hoa is set to present her wedding dress collection on March 4 during Paris Fashion Week.

Vietnamese designer Tran Phuong Hoa (fourth from left) and models in New York Fashion Week.

Hoa will be the only Vietnamese ready-to-wear clothing designer attending the prestigious fashion event this year.

At present, she is busy completing her 15 designs using traditional natural materials of Vietnam Lanh My A, a delicate cloth woven from the finest silk fibres produced in Tan Chau Silk Village in the southern province of An Giang.

The 31-year-old designer is residing in Ha Tinh province and graduated from National Economics University in Hanoi. She now mostly lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City.

She built the wedding dress brand Eleven S, which has proved to be a favourite among many Vietnamese artists and celebrities.

Paris Fashion Week is one of the four largest fashion weeks across the world, alongside the likes of London, New York, and Milan fashion weeks.

This year’s Feb. 27 – Mar. 7 event will feature the participation of nearly 100 designers from around the globe, introducing fashion collections performed by more than 1,000 models.

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Cai Xukun At Prada, Xiaozhan At Tod’s: Chinese Stars, Designers, Influencers Pack A Punch At Milan Fashion Week

What Happened: Chinese celebrities are back in Milan in full force, and brands and designers are celebrating their much-awaited return. In his Instagram post during Milan Fashion Week, Brunello Cucinelli specially thanked his “dearest friends from China, whom we could welcome back with joy and emotion.” 

There’s a reason for brands to be cheerful. The appearance of local stars at fashion week has made waves on Chinese social media. Italian house Prada, which managed to fly idol Cai Xukun to the show, and Tod’s, which invited actor Xiaozhan, have been trending on Weibo during the Milan events. Fans of the two idols have driven astonishing traffic and exposure for the two brands. 

According to influencer marketing platform Lefty.io, Cai Xukun attracted $3.6 million in EMV (earned media value) for Prada, while Xiaozhan made $3.5 million in EMV for Tod’s. (The data refers to Weibo and Instagram for the tracking period of February 17 to 27). Other stars spotted included actress Zhang Jiani for Max Mara, Guo Caijie for Bottega Veneta, and Li Yuchun for Gucci.

After three years, supermodel Liu Wen has also returned to walking for established brands, closing the Prada and Bottega Veneta shows. Other homegrown models who appeared on the runway include Sun Feifei, Zhang Lina, and Wang Shiyi. The initiative was highly praised by domestic netizens who appreciated seeing Chinese models represented.

The Jing Take: Starting last season, some homegrown influencers have made appearances in the Italian fashion capital, namely Mr. Bags, Yuyu Zhangzou, and Cici Xiang. But this time, they came back en masse. Sitting at the front rows were also Anny Fan, @孙怡静cristine, @季未燃JiweiJW, @Nikki-Min, and @AvaFoo. Many of them were thrilled about the idea of finally attending physical shows.

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Nowadays, we often hear this catchphrase that ‘fashion is intertwined with technology.’ What does this mean actually? What is the best demonstration of this merge? Let us go back a few centuries to trace down the history of fashion and then we will come back to technology as well. Sewing (stitching clothes) originated in the Palaeolithic era (the Old Stone Age) when people used to stitch to produce clothes from animal’s skin, fur or bark. Over the years, the art of stitching evolved with the advent of modern amenities. It evolved into a whole new art and put into action to create fashionable items.

Now modern fashion designers have taken this art of stitching to a whole new level. In fact, stitching is the new phenomenon. That’s why, things like handcrafted shoes, wallet and jackets with works of stitches are gaining momentum among the youth and fashion connoisseurs. One of the prime reasons behind this is that works of stiches add flamboyance to any piece — be it a wallet or even a smartphone. Now we dive into what they do actually mean by technology merging with fashion. Just think about it — how will it feel if the same flamboyance of stitching is added to a smartphone design? If you are struggling to visualise it, you don’t have to go far. Just have a look at the OPPO Reno8 T, the new sensational flagship meant for passionate people.

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The latest edition to the Reno series, Reno8 T, comes with a Fiberglass-Leather Design, elevating the design approach one step ahead while intermingling the

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