Fashion News Recap: Celebrations of New and Old

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by Danielle Zabrauskas, Fashion News Correspondent

Hermès hosted just short of 1,000 guests in Paris to showcase their menswear line by Véronique Nichanian. During the event, chefs adorned with white toques brought out champagne and appetizers to guests, who also enjoyed a photo booth in which they could try on various iterations of Hermès’ famous scarves and hats. The exhibit also featured a life-size rhinoceros composed of white ostrich leather, and, of course, a rich collection of clothing. For those on the West Coast, Hermès will have similar events in San Francisco and Seattle soon!

After a summer of construction, Sam Edelman will open a new boutique in SoHo in Manhattan. On the opening of his new store, Edelman said, “Opening a store in SoHo New York, the world’s top shopping destination, is a long time dream of mine and a significant step for the future of our brand.” The store will house his full collection including shoes, handbags, and outerwear. This location is the first step in a five-year expansion plan involving new stores in the US and around the world.

A clothing collection belonging to the Supremes, the legendary vocal group made famous by members including Florence Ballard, Diana Ross and Jean Terrell, will be put on display this coming January. Many of the gowns were the designs of Bob Mackie and Michael Travis, including unique creations such as a dress said to weigh thirty pounds. The exhibition is called “Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection,” and will be held at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

Zappos has developed an application called Pinpointing, a new way to be more involved on the popular website, Pinterest. The function allows users to select pins for recommendations of similar Zappos products to the items in the image. Its main purpose is said to be an aid to the pins in which hyperlinks do not lead to the actual product. The application is relatively new, but could lead to a whole new way we shop online.

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