This week in fashion, Taylor Swift launches a collaboration with Stella McCartney, and Halston is getting his own Broadway musical. Find these stories and more as we reveal the top international fashion news of the week.
Net-A-Porter Launches Incredible Girls of the Future
Yoox Net-a-Porter Group is running an Incredible Girls of the Future competition for entrepreneurs. To enter, women aged 16-35 must create an innovative new fashion app that challenges the norm and sparks sustainable thinking.
The winner will receive a day with a personal shopper and $1,800 to spend at Net-A-Porter’s website. They also win time with the company’s executives who will offer business advice, and the two runner ups will win a goodie bag worth $800. You can enter here, entries close July 1st.
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WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD: PorterEdit’s annual Women in Hollywood issue is back, starring six of the industry’s most inspiring actors and directors: @oliviawilde, @zaziebeetz, @florencepugh, @cynthiaerivo, @isabelamoner and @reedmorano. Modeling the season’s bright and bold suits and sleek tailoring, they discuss everything from the #TimesUp movement and the challenges facing female directors, to how they deal with fame and anxiety. Essential reading. Photography: @camilafalquez Styling: @jaimekaywaxman
Meghan Markle May Co-Edit September Issue of British Vogue
The Duchess of Sussex may be co-editing the September Issue of British Vogue. According to sources the Editor, Edward Enninful, will ask Meghan Markle to feature in the magazine with an exclusive photoshoot and an essay. There are no confirmations yet, but she is set to join a “selection of female change-makers” who are set to write their own pieces.
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Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined The Queen and members of The Royal Family at the annual Trooping the Colour, to celebrate Her Majesty’s official birthday. Trooping the Colour orginated from traditional preparations for battle and has commemorated the birthday of the sovereign for more than 250 years. In the 18th century, guards from the royal palaces regularly assembled to “troop" colours or flags down the rank, so they could be seen and recognised by the soldiers. In 1748, it was announced this parade would also mark the Sovereign’s official birthday. Trooping the Colour is performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies for The Queen’s birthday parade, allowing them to pay a personal tribute to Her Majesty. Today over 1400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians came together on Horse Guards Parade in London in a great display of military precision, horsemanship and fanfare. The parade concludes with a 41-gun salute fired by The King’s Troop, following which The Queen leads members of The Royal Family back to the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the Royal Air Force flypast display. Photos credit: PA
Halston’s Life is Turning Into a Broadway Musical
American fashion designer, Halston, is the centre point for a new Broadway musical, “Halston: Inventing American Fashion”. Written by Erich Bergen, the story will cover Halston’s life and will showcase the late American designer’s influence on fashion.
Bergen, who is currently starring in Waitress, will lead the production and play Halston himself. “It cries out for George Michael music,” Bergen told NewNowNext, “but he’s not around anymore.” The musical is set to feature the story of the designer’s life and his relationships with the likes of Liza Minelli and Andy Warhol at the famous Studio 54 in the ’70s.
Taylor Swift to Launch a Collaboration with Stella McCartney
Taylor Swift is launching a collaboration with British designer, Stella McCartney in celebration of her new album, Lover, which releases August 23rd. “She’s been a friend for a really long time and just a woman that I respect so much,” Swift explains. “I respect what she creates, how she creates it and there’s so much whimsy and imagination and romance to the clothing that she designs.” There are no details about the collaboration yet, but the inspiration comes from her latest album.
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