The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Black Male Models Are Still Not In Favor, Prabal Gurung To Debut Footwear, and Rodarte Teams Up With The Zoe Report


  • Fashion Week means New York and more than likely, your social media feeds, are about to get flooded with models.  And particularly since New York doesn’t separate fashion week by gender, you’re going to see quite a few male models.  This season though, as in some of the most recent seasons, it’s likely you’ll be seeing just as many muscle rippling male models as the waifs that walk the shows. According to agents, both happen to be popular, though male models of color are not. Brent Zachery, who has modeled for 17 years, said, “I can count on one hand the number of times when, if it hasn’t been a BET fashion show or a ‘black’ fashion show, that there’s been more than one black male model on the shoot.” Surprised? (Washington Post)
  • Saks Fifth Avenue is set to launch a new social media campaign called #SaksStyle that will allow users to shop looks created by customers. The company will curate shopper’s photos posted to social media and then upload them, allowing users to shop directly from these selfies. (Racked)


  • When you’re taking in Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2015 collection this week you’ll want to turn your attention to the footwear.  The designer will debut six styles at his show on September 6th during his show.  The shoes will also appear in adds for the shopping app Spring starting Monday. (WWD)


  • Fashion brand Rodarte and website The Zoe Report have teamed up on a limited edition collection of apparel and jewelry. “The Zoe Report readers are fashion obsessed and very eager to have a piece of glamour and to have a piece of the fashion world,” said Zoe.  In response, Kate and Laura have designed a collection of tees and sweatshirts featuring metallic and crystal-and-butterfly jewelry with prices ranging from $113 to $299. (Fashion Times)

2014 Fashion Institute Of Technology And FIT Foundation Benefit Gala

  • While you are prepping your closet to get street style shot for New York Fashion Week, designer Carolina Herrera wants you to do better! “If you look at the people walking around the streets of New York at this moment, it is horrendous!” the designer said recently. “I have never seen people so badly dressed in my life! It’s amazing the way they look! I don’t know why … I don’t know what’s going on … but it’s really, really bad.” Amongst the things she says to keep in mind are age appropriate clothing and wearing designs are flattering for your body regardless of whether they are “in style.” (Page Six)
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