The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Kanye West to Stop Ranting in 2014, Lady Gaga Covers Fashion Magazine, and Nordstrom is America’s Favorite Store

Kanye West Wears Custom Maison Martin Margiela for Yeezus Tour 1

• Hope you all savored each and every one of Kanye West‘s rants this year, because there are going to far less in 2014. Alas, the rapper announced onstage during the Toronto leg of his ‘Yeezus’ tour, that he will remain mum about his fashion industry woes next year, or “for six months, at least.” “I decided to completely focus everything in 2014 on all the new ideas and all the creative outlets,” he said. “I’m not [going to] ever bring up Nike again. And the only way I’ll bring them up is in a positive light. Because I actually appreciate the opportunity to have been able to make my own shoe with them, and if I didn’t have the opportunity I wouldn’t have my deal with Adidas right now. I just really feel like I want to be expressive with my work, with my music.” Dost mine ears deceive me? Is the Walt Disney of creative genius showing a bit of humility? Gratitude? Okay, who is this fellow in the Margiela head gear, and what has he done with Kanye West? (Huffington Post)


via Bloomberg
via Bloomberg

• According to a study done by Market Force Information Inc., Nordstom was America’s favorite retailer in 2013. Kohl’s and Macy’s came in at second and third, with J.C. Penney and T.J. Maxx taking the fourth and fifth slots. There you have it, folks. America’s favorite stores are (mostly) pretty affordable. (WWD)



• Lady Gaga covers Fashion magazine, donning some sort of Inspector Gadget-esque eyewear. In the accompanying interview, she dishes about her relationship with Donatella Versace, whom Gaga calls her role model: “I don’t always have anyone to look up to. It can be kind of lonely because you know some people have been very accepting of me as an artist and some people haven’t. Seeing where Donatella is and how far she’s come and continues to go makes me feel like I have a role model. I have somebody I can look up to and say ‘I can be that’ or maybe I can at least try.” (Global Grind)



• It looks like lipstick is the New Nail Polish for Millenials, according to statistics collected by the NPD group, which indicate a double-digit sales gain in the past year for lip products. With that information in hand, drugstore brand NYC New York Color plans to roll out new sets of high-impact, long-wearing lipsticks. (WWD)


via Reuters
via Reuters

• Just a few days after several members of the Tazreen Fashions management and security teams were charged for the fire that killed 113 people last November, there has been another factory fire in Bangladesh. A seven-story building in Ashulia, a suburb of Dhaka, caught aflame at 7AM on Thursday at the  Japan-Bangla Garments factory. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but officials think the fire happened when a few wires short circuited. (WWD)




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