WEEKLY FASHION NEWS RECAP: 2/22-2/29 TOMMY HILFIGER'S NEW KIDS LINE, ANTM REBOOT, RACHEL ZOE'S BOUTIQUE AND AJAK DENG COMES OUT OF RETIREMENT + FEBRUARY MONTHLY FASHION NEWS RECAP
Work Work Work Work Work Tommy: It's true that I haven't payed any attention to the Tommy Hilfiger brand since the days of our beloved Aaliyah rockin Tommy Girl back in the late '90s, but last week it was announced that Hilfiger would launch an adaptive/inclusive clothing line for disabled kids and the news made me smile. The collection will look and cost the same as his existing children's line, but the pieces have been modified for kids with limited reach and mobile disabilities that will include magnets instead of buttons and zippers, adjustable waistbands and different sleeve and pants lengths with different ways to put the clothes on. I think it's awesome and about time a mainstream designer looked out, and I'm sure more will follow... Tommy is still not on my radar, but he did help Rihanna slay in that slinky RBG net dress and crochet bikini in her video for "Work" so maybe I will start looking a bit more closely lol.
Still on Top: America's Next Top Model is back like it never left (the CW cancelled it last December) and the new season will air on VH1 (no word yet on the air date) with a new panel of judges. Supermodel and entrepreneur Tyra Banks will not return as the host but will be producing, so don't worry- we will probably still see bald headed models smizing across a body of water on roller blades while bedazzled tarantulas crawl on their faces lol.
Zoe Fabulous: Stylist Rachel Zoe, who introduced us to boho luxe and chunky jewelry back in the early 2000's, is set to open her first brick and mortar boutique- a pop up shop at the Grove shopping center in Los Angeles that will be open until March 31st. She plans to find a permanent space and will continue to expand her brand which includes her e-commerce site, RachelZoe.com, the Rachel Zoe fashion line and she is now the creative director of Hudson BLVD Group, a portfolio of specialty beauty service brands that include a makeup salon, a hair removal salon and her own DreamDry blowout salon. Gotta respect her hustle!
Can't Stop, Won't Stop: Gorgeous Australian model Ajak Deng retired from modeling for exactly one week and then was like, "SIKE!" Deng, who was discovered in 2008 has walked for major brands like Lanvin, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, and Givenchy and has starred in campaigns for MAC, United Colors of Benetton and Calvin Klein, decided that she had had enough of the racism and the disrespect that runs rampant in an industry that largely under uses darker skinned models. She had been very vocal about her displeasure and announced that she was moving back to Australia to resume life without modeling. But one week later Deng announced via Instagram that she was back in business writing, "Yeah sure, giving up is easier, but who will fight the war that we are so in denial about?" Chu'uch!!
Don't forget to read all of February's fashion and style news that you might have missed:
Stella McCartney launching menswear, beth Ditto's new fashion line, Skechers vs Adidas, and Kendall Jenner's rumored Vogue cover
Pharrell Williams co-owns G-Star Raw, Kylie Jenner's Sinful Colors Nailpolish launch, Maybelline's new face, and rapper Fabolous line of fictional sports jerseys
Rachel Roy's plus size launch, Fashion's new see now, buy now retail model, and Beyonce merchandise
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