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100% LOST COTTON A One-Act Play : Featuring The Opening Ceremony Spring Summer 2015 Collection

Elle Fanning treading the boards.Elle Fanning treading the boards.

This is why you have to love New York. More than any city it grows suspicious of the same-old-same-old, real fast. Ruthless, restless, ever evolving…and always reminding you that difference can be the best fun. Thus last night's victorious "debut" of Spike Jonze's 100 Lost Cotton, that took the frown out of fashion and made it a celebration. Yay #OpeningCeremony.

TI DATE: SUPERLINDA: LINDA EVANGELISTA : STEVEN KLEIN: 2 FILMS: SEPT 7-11:7-8pm: ANITA"S WAY: (NYC)

Images today need to be more than fleeting. They need to be as disruptive as the new technologies that currently seed them.Images today need to be more than fleeting. They need to be as disruptive as the new technologies that currently seed them.

Paging New Hollywood, white courtesy telephone please. Klein is the lens don making the most incisive excursions into fashion's cinematic possibilities.

ON RACE AND RUNWAY RELEVANCE

One + Saint's massive New York breakout star, Kai Newman at Calvin Klein SS14.One + Saint's massive New York breakout star, Kai Newman at Calvin Klein SS14.

A great story behind the story that was the freshly concluded SS14 session of #NYFW was the response posted to the call to arms issued by Bethann Hardison and Iman in Eric Wilson's Aug 7th article in the NY Times. Titled "Fashion's Blind Spot", it was a redux of the brouhaha that exploded 5 years ago on the subject of black models in fashion, with the customary shifting of responsibility where clients blamed the agencies, and the agencies damned the clients for imposing a "quota" system on the use of "models of color".

What was new and what made the issue freshly relevant was Iman's use of the "B" word...as in boycott. “It feels to me like the times need a real hard line drawn like in the 1960s, by saying if you don’t use black models, then we boycott. If you engage the social media, trust me, it will hurt them in their pockets. If you take it out there, they will feel the uproar...” , Iman passionately stated in the article.

HOOD BY AIR: NEW YORK AUTHENTIC

Many are hyped. Few are authentic. Hood By Air SS14 via style.comMany are hyped. Few are authentic. Hood By Air SS14 via style.com

The first time I ever became aware of Hood By Air, what was striking was the authenticity of Shayne Oliver's vision. Authenticity goes beyond realness and I'm going to start employing the word "authentic" , (in the very Sartrean sense ), in the place of "realness" to describe creativity that is felt, passionate, innately embedded in the contemporary and all the more important for it.

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