Alexandre Birman Fetes Capsule With Antonia With Plenty of Shoe Signing

MILAN — Add “sign now” to the see-now-buy-now format, at least when it comes to Alexandre Birman.

The Brazilian footwear designer was caught in plenty of shoe signing at the cocktail celebrating his namesake label’s partnership with luxury retailer Antonia here on Tuesday.

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Gathered on the opening evening of Milan Fashion Week at Antonia’s location in the former archbishop seminary on central Corso Venezia that also houses Ferragamo’s new Portrait Milano hotel, the fashion crowd seized the moment for some shopping. Guests and loyal customers of the retailer rushed to try on the exclusive sandals marking the tie-up and have their new purchases sealed with Birman’s signature.

The friendly and informal vibe suited both Birman’s relaxed attitude and the bubbly personality of Antonia Giacinti, who established Antonia Milano as an upscale accessories store in 1999. The retailer later expanded to include women’s and menswear, the latter steered by cofounder Maurizio Purificato.

“I’ve been friends with Antonia [Giacinti] for many years. I’ve basically started the Alexandre Birman brand with her, and she often comes to Brazil; she loves it,” said Birman in between sole signing. “We had this idea of the collaboration last year for the opening of this store, which is very special for the world, not only for Milan. This is going to be the place where fashion will breathe novelty, so we decided to design a special shoe style available exclusively here.”

Antonia Giacinti, Alexandre Birman, Anderson Birman at Antonia in Milan.

Antonia Giacinti, Alexandre Birman, Anderson Birman at Antonia in Milan.

As reported, last year Antonia unveiled its second outpost in the city inside the colonnaded courtyard of the Portrait complex. Covering around 8,000 square feet, the retail space carries a mix of established designers and new names for men and women, as well as offering branded concept corners in rotation and a

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Kate Hudson delivers ‘big city meets beach vibes’ in Michael Kors for NYFW

Kate Hudson poses for an event at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel
Kate was captivating in Michael Kors for New York Fashion Week. Pic credit: © Collin/Image Press Agency

Kate Hudson brought her signature boho chic vibes and took business casual to a whole new level in a sizzling head-to-toe black look.

Representing Michael Kors in a blazer and bandeau combination — which she calls the “best of both worlds” — Kate stole the show in the front row for the designer’s fall/winter 2023 show during New York Fashion Week.

Kate shared a behind-the-scenes look at her getting-ready process on Instagram, including a shot of the finished product.

Kate opted for a two-piece set from Kors that accentuated her trim and toned physique and perfectly encapsulated her ethereal-meets-elegant vibe.

Donning all black, the 43-year-old actress paired a halter-neck bandeau top with a blazer and a flowy maxi skirt with a thigh-high slit.

The slit on Kate’s skirt provided a tasteful peek at her shapely legs, while the bandeau top highlighted her trim midsection. She paired her ensemble with a pair of classic black pumps and a black clutch, accessorizing with fun abstract dangle earrings and some gold rings.

Kate Hudson is a stunner in all-black Michael Kors for New York Fashion Week

Kate opted to wear her blonde hair in a top knot hairstyle with some face-framing waves left loose in the front, perfectly complementing her “big-city-meets-beach” vibes.

Her makeup was neutral with light pink tones, except for her bold black eyeliner, providing a sun-kissed allure.

Kate shared a series of photos on her Instagram, including some of herself enjoying some avocado toast in a silk floral robe while she got a manicure before getting into full glam.

She captioned her post, “🖤A little bts 🖤 @michaelkors @elleusa (shot by @jakerosenberg 📸.”

Kate caught up with Elle

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‘Women who break rules intrigue me’: Michael Kors channels Gloria Steinem | New York fashion week

Gloria Steinem may, for most people, be known as a key figure in feminism. But she is also increasingly gaining a reputation as a style icon.

The latest evidence appeared around the hips of models at the Michael Kors show at New York fashion week on Wednesday. Many of them wore a version of the low-slung, decorated belt that has become a Steinem signature. It appeared over sweater dresses, flares and miniskirts.

Steinem’s belt, with its silver decoration, is often a concho – a design that has its roots in Navajo culture. In a steinem-style” data-link-name=”in body link”2015 interview with Lena Dunham, she named it as an element of her “power outfit” that she wears when she wants to feel like “a rad bitch”.

The majority of Kors’s show was less rad and more the refined and tasteful clothes appreciated by the discreetly wealthy women that make up his customer base.

There were long herringbone coats, skirt suits and trouser suits, as well as sequin dresses and glamorous evening coats. A colour scheme of brown, taupe, camel on cashmere and tailoring felt very Succession’s Shiv Roy.

At a press conference before the show, Kors displayed a mood board of references for the collection – featuring 1960s and 70s stars including Steinem plus Jane Fonda, Aretha Franklin, Yoko Ono and Cicely Tyson.

“The women who intrigued me then and still intrigue me today are the women who break the rules,” he said. “They’re strong, powerful, smart [but] they’re happy to admit that they love fashion.”

As well as learning about feminism through these famous women, Kors also had a lesson at home. His own mother was featured on the board – an athlete and feminist who once tried out for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Michael Kors Presents Urban Bohemia for Autumn/Winter 2023 Collection – Prestige Online

On the last day of New York Fashion Week, Michael Kors closed the presentation with a reference to the 1970s, which according to the designer was always an inspirational era of fashion icons and urban lifestyle. The flair is undeniably sparkling through every single piece of the collection, as shown here below.

 When we talk about New York Fashion Week, we talk about the practicality and anatomy of dressing accordingly. Some of the established brands have presented their latest takes on the fall season and it seems to us that everything was designed with the right proportions, not too much but also substantial enough to create major wardrobe staples for the upcoming chilly season. That’s at least what Michael Kors was focused on for its latest collection.

The designer recalled that his collection was inspired by the 1970s. Icons like Gloria Steinem, Cher, Tina Turner, Lena Horne, Ali McGraw, and Jane Fonda were the main inspirations along with the Greenwich Village, the neighbourhood he is familiar with during that age. That is why he calls his collection Urban Bohemia, a combination of big-city glamour and the era of bohemia.

The collection line-up includes shaggy shearling coats, long coats in minimalist cuts paired with super short pants, fringe and leopard everywhere, together with the ultra-wide belts hanging loose on the hips. High-knee boots are paired with sequins that were cut to follow the seventies’ dressing silhouettes. See the rest of the looks here.

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Has fashion quietly dumped the plus-sized pioneers? Have again been sidelined by stick-thin models

It was just four years ago that Tess Holliday, the world’s leading ‘plus-size’ model, sent the fashion world into a frenzy when she took her 20st frame on to a New York catwalk in a daring, skin-tight dress.

Her all-white outfit, by US fashion brand Chromat, had flesh-baring cutaways and was emblazoned with the slogan ‘sample size’.

It was, she said, a ‘two-fingers up’ to a fashion industry obsessed with skinny models.

Yet judging by the slender figures who graced the catwalks at this month’s London, New York and Milan fashion weeks, those who are a size 12 or larger – known in the trade as ‘curve models’, but to the rest of us as normal – now appear to be so last season.

Holliday, who is a size 26, told The Mail on Sunday: ‘Fashion people just aren’t interested in plus-size any more.’

ALL CHANGE: Tess Holliday walks for Chromat in 2019

ALL CHANGE: Tess Holliday walks for Chromat in 2019

A model walks the runway at the 16Arlington show during London Fashion Week in February

A model walks the runway at the 16Arlington show during London Fashion Week in February

Models and their agencies say that runway work has all but dried up. One London agency for plus-size models said catwalk jobs were so scarce, its girls were ‘better off stacking shelves’ in supermarkets than appearing at London Fashion Week.

Alex Haddad, owner of BMA Models, said: ‘They didn’t want the bigger girls and we decided that financially, it’s not worth it, especially with the cost-of-living crisis.’

According to activist Felicity Hayward, curve models made up less than three per cent of the 2,640 models booked at London Fashion Week.

The New York shows used just 31 curve models on its catwalk – down from 49 last season.

Several big-name design brands that had previously used plus-size models – including Fendi, Michael Kors and Roksanda, a London label once championed by Cefinn

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