Fashion & Style

Is Jake Paul a Social Media Genius or a Jerk?

Because it really is every day, bro — to cite Mr. Paul’s mantra. It has been for more than 335 straight days and counting. That is why Mr. Paul decided one day in May, on a whim, to transform himself into a rapper. “I woke up, and I was like, ‘What if I make a song today, and make a ...

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Helmut Lang Returns! Or Does He?

“My personal voice cannot be replaced by a design group,” Mr. Lang had told The New Yorker, and though the Lang brand continued selling new designs with some success, it seemed he was right. Photo A look from Mr. Oliver’s new capsule collection for Helmut Lang. Credit Clement Pascal for The New York Times As many of his contemporaries have ...

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At Calvin Klein, Dressing for Dystopia

In his debut dual-gender collection for Calvin Klein last February the new chief creative officer announced that his show represented “the coming together of different characters and different individuals, just like America itself.” It was a big claim (albeit effectively realized), but on Thursday, for his sophomore effort, he took it a step further. “It’s about American horror and American ...

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How to Join the Fashion Pack at New York Fashion Week

From Thursday to Sunday, shop for floaty chiffon dresses ($150) and other effortless pieces at the French label Sézane’s first store in the United States. Enjoy treats from the TriBeCa patisserie Maman and free totes that say, “Bonjour, New York.” At 254 Elizabeth Street. Also from Thursday to Sunday, Everlane will open the Denim Counter, a pop-up for its new ...

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Is It New York Fashion Week? Or Is It Rihanna Inc.?

In the beginning there were three — Ralph, Calvin, Donna — the brands that became synonymous with upwardly mobile, female-first sportswear. They were joined by Carolina (Herrera) and Oscar (de la Renta). Later came Marc (Jacobs) and Michael (Kors) and Narciso (Rodriguez), the three Americans chosen in the 1990s to help revive major French houses (Louis Vuitton, Céline and Loewe) ...

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At Omega, a New Factory for Orders from China

“This year is very positive for some brands in China, and we are one of them,” Mr. Aeschlimann said. He added that half of Omega’s business now comes from Asia, where the Constellation watch is Omega’s market leader, especially prized by middle-class Chinese buyers. “Looking at the future,” he added, “we expect results to be better than ever next year.” ...

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A Shopping Spree in Hong Kong: The Past and the Future

But Mr. Zhao also represents the future: He is part of a new generation of wealthy mainland Chinese men — one with more varied watch tastes than their elders — that industry experts say is now coming into its own. “A new affluent Chinese class has become a more globalized kind of consumer,” said Ellen Hou, chief executive of Carat ...

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Celine Dion Loves You. And You. And You.

One hundred of the most lucky fans in Montreal got a bag (all sale proceeds went to a local children’s and obstetric hospital), but also and more important, 30 nerve-racking seconds to hug Ms. Dion, or cry to her, or share a painful story about being in a coma. The line was not moving so quickly. Photo Annick Chenard has ...

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EJ Johnson Is ‘Not Just Some Other Rich Girl’

Since he was outed as gay by TMZ in 2013, Mr. Johnson has seized his own place in the gender revolution (or at least its pop-culture incarnation), mostly as a fabulous dresser. His style is ostentatiously androgynous: fur shawls, ankle boots, diamond chokers, sheer tops, draped on a frame nearly as towering as that of his father, a former Los ...

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Amanda Seales of ‘Insecure’ Revisits Her Harlem Haunts

While living in the Sugar Hill neighborhood, she made the rounds, auditioning for television, recording hip-hop tracks, free-styling with the Roots and D.J.ing at the Apollo. To make ends meet, she was a waitress at the Sugar Shack and a hostess at the Odeon; she was fired from Heartland Brewery. Continue reading the main story She once tried to book ...

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