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A Young American Fashion Brand Makes A Pilgrimage To Paris Fashion Week

A Young American Fashion Brand Makes A Pilgrimage To Paris Fashion Week

Kamperett may be a San Francisco fashion brand, but its designers' collective heart is in Paris. The Parisian woman has always been a muse for Anna Chiu and Valerie Santillo, who recently traveled to The City of Lights with Kamperett's Volume 6 collection.

The pieces, which will be available in the fall, take je ne said quoi to the next level. The collection features some of the same easy-breezy-glam that the brand has become known for, and ups the level of formality in some of the dresses. A hand-painted chiffon gown is nipped at the waist with fluttery sleeves, and a heavier, strapless copper dress feels formal but also relaxed with an oversized half knot festooning the bodice. Fabrics are both ethereal and weighty, adding depth to this young brand's personality.

And can't you 100% imagine Carine Roitfeld wearing Kamperett's Barre black silk organza dress (from Volume 5)? The video that accompanied the release of Volume 5 even has a French soundtrack.

The path to Paris may have taken a few years, but it was inevitable. Take a peek at the gorgeous photos of Kamperett's upcoming collection, and read my interview with Chiu, who shares details about the historic hotel where they shared their collection and highlights from their trip (also read more about Kamperett here and here).

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Recently, the Five Points neighborhood welcomed the fifth annual Native Fashion In The City. This event not only drew in Denver’s Native American crowd but also had quite a diverse audience, from black to white to old and young — we were all captivated by the native inspired fashion.

There were a total of 11 designers that previewed their latest collections —all of native descent. The intriguing thing about this particular show was that not all of the designers were local nor were they native to Denver. We were in the presence of designers from Utah, South Dakota and North Carolina, you name it.

Typically when a designer is announced at a fashion show, just their name and the name of their brand is called out. At Native Fashion In The City, that was not the case. The emcee made sure to announce the name of each designer, what state they reside and/or came from and which native tribe they descend from. They would even add in some fun tidbits about the designer, like whether or not it was their first time previewing their designs at a fashion show or if they had any notable successes within the fashion industry.

Another noteworthy difference between this fashion show versus your usual show were the models. A lot of the time, we will see runway models that are slim and more than six feet tall, but also typically their ages can range from early 20s to mid-30s. At Native Fashion In The City, their models’ ages ranged from pre-teen to no more than their 20s. Also, all of the models had the features of a native man or a woman.

The models weren’t the only youthful aspect. A lot of the fashion that we saw were designs marketed toward a younger audience. Plenty of the collections had a lot of graphic prints, of which were in reference to today’s current events within the Native American community and were kept simple and casual.

The show seemed to be built around social justice and was in favor of social movements such as ending violence and kidnappings against Native women and young girls.

Another popular significance we saw during the show was the raised fist, which is a symbol of unity, strength, defiance and resistance. Either you saw a print of the raised fist printed on to a t-shirt, a jacket or the back of a model’s pants. Strategically enough, the models didn’t stop at rocking the raised fist on their clothes, but they would also raise their arms high and their fists clenched in solidarity once they reached the end of the runway, as a pose for the cameras.

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Gisele says Tom Brady is more into fashion than she is

Gisele says Tom Brady is more into fashion than she is

Given the choice between Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady, you'd probably guess the supermodel loves fashion more than the New England Patriots quarterback, right?

Well, according to an interview Bündchen did with The Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay, Brady is way more into style that she is. She said she's "a jeans and T-shirt girl" and laughed "at suggestions that she's behind her husband's rakish style choices."

More via The Wall Street Journal:

"I've never in my life told him to wear anything," Bündchen says of Brady. "You should see our closets….It's so funny. I would say that he likes fashion more than I like fashion. I would say he's changed his haircut in one year more than I've changed in my whole life."

Bündchen also admitted to Gay that despite her and Brady's strict diet, Dunkin' Donuts' Munchkins are her "guilty pleasure", which she got into after Brady - who Gay hilariously nicknames "Mr. Avocado Ice Cream" - suggested that's what they should bring to their son's hockey practices.

However, it doesn't sound like they are one of Brady's indulgences, like cheeseburgers.

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