The ‘Meghan Markle Effect ‘ is sweeping the globe sending her go-to garments and accessories flying from the shelves. But it’s hardly surprising, as the royal-to-be is following in future sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge ‘s footsteps with her every sartorial move victim to the camera lens. And a headline, two Instagram snaps and a shopping article later, her latest get-up manages sells out faster than the last. Whether it’s a Strathberry bag on the crook of her arm or a bell-sleeved knit fresh from the high street, there’s no trend the nation won’t buy into. But with a penchant for uber-cool labels and a soft spot for homegrown brands, the 36-year-old is undoubtedly reinventing the wheel when it comes to royal fashion. By swapping evening gowns for slick suits and eschewing the traditional clutch in favour of handbag heavyweight Chloé, the royal-to-be is bringing a whole new meaning to upper class fashion one label at a time. And with four public sell-out engagement looks already under her belt, it’s hard to believe the royal-in-waiting wasn’t born into the Monarchy. From androgynous suiting to rule-breaking accessories, here’s how Meghan Markle is shaking up the fashion agenda over at Buckingham Palace. Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. Read more from Yahoo Style UK: The ultimate Meghan Markle style file Here’s everything we know about the royal wedding so far The ‘Meghan Markle Effect’ is in full swing and already worth a cool £500 million
On Saturday night, German designer Philipp Plein staged a spectacular outer-space theme for New York Fashion Week , with the look of a Hollywood film. He transformed an enormous industrial warehouse-like space in the Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn into another planet — one containing a nearly 60-foot life-size “spaceship,” artificial snow on the floor, and a grand “Philipp Plein” neon sign hanging above a textured rocky cave that appeared to be made of gold and silver foil. At the start of the show, two snow plowers decked out in “PP” (the second P was backward) white “spacesuits” slammed right through the golden, rocky cave wall and sped around the center of the crowd. “Snow” made of small foam bubbles began to descend from the ceiling falling atop guests’ hair, faces, and clothes (although it was a bit too soapy for comfort). Offset from the Migos rap trio came out of the cave and performed. The rapper Rich the Kid joined in soon after. But the show wasn’t over yet. After the artists went back into the cave, a human-sized Transformers robot began to walk into the crowd. Then, the “spaceship” began to blare ominous sounds, and lights circled around it, flashing continuously. Smoke appeared, and the “ship” descended down onto the floor, like something in a Hollywood blockbuster. Out of the ship’s smoke and lights appeared supermodel Irina Shayk wearing a tight black leather catsuit that said “I love you Philipp Plein” across her torso. She took the robot’s hand, and the two began to walk around the room to the sounds of a love song. Only after this spectacle did the “fashion show” officially start. Among the models were Sean Combs’s son Christian Combs as well as Snoop Dogg ’s son Cordell Broadus (now a two-time model for Plein). Model Kate Upton was not on the runway but attended as part of the celebrity front row. The clothes themselves were a mix of punk rock and a ski-and-snow winter collection. Male models wore silvery metallic puffer coats and pants. The women wore colorful, tie-dyed fur coats as well as sequined track suits, furry boots, and other winter apparel. Plein had also infused a few of his runway looks with the Playboy brand. Nearly all the black puffer jackets, silver foil coats, snow goggles, and snowboards were branded with “Philipp Plein.” If you thought logomania was over, think again. There was one pair of sparkling silver boots that had a clear resemblance to Saint Laurent’s $10,000 crystal boots from the Spring 2018 season — but they had “Plein” splashed across them. Of course, leave it to Plein to exceed his own past record of over-the-top NYFW shows , which included Dita Von Teese doing a striptease and performances by Nicki Minaj and Future. This was definitely the most grandiose show I had ever seen. Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle: • Tom Ford debuts sexy men’s flesh-tone undies at NYFW: So Zoolander! • Inclusive cast of models, including an amputee and a baby, kick off New York Fashion Week • Your 2018 wardrobe shopping guide, according to 5 fashion retail experts Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter for nonstop inspiration.
In the run-up to New York Fashion Week, designers will receive an email from Diane von Furstenberg, chairperson of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), about a timely issue. In this #MeToo moment, the choice of topic was obvious: sexual harassment.
The 36-year-old royal paired an expensive Chanel handbag with a Catherine Walker red, houndstooth coat on day two of her royal tour of Sweden.
It may not be the first time the supermodel sisters have graced Vogue's covers, but it might be the first where they've faced such a variety of reactions.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are already known for their mental health activism, but that's not where their goodwill ends.
It’s easy to wear dark colors like black, navy and gray head-to-toe in the winter months. It’s dang cold! And you’re likely feeling less than inspired to concoct a more dimensional ensemble. Gigi Hadid recently demonstrated how a single accessory can make even the simplest (and darkest) of outfits pop no matter how depressed you are that you’ve got ten thousand layers on.
Halle Berry, 51, appeared to have left her underwear at home as she attended the 49th NAACP awards in a very revealing Reem Acra gown.
The actress' bell-sleeved knit is the latest item to fall victim to the 'Meghan Markle Effect'.
For fashion fans, watching awards shows can be difficult. Want that Gucci gown Dakota Johnson wore to the Golden Globes? Tough, it’s custom and it’ll cost you — big time. But Aussie actor Lachlan Martin has found an innovative way to ease his high-fashion covetousness: by remaking red carpet looks from household items. “My friends are all getting married and buying houses, and I’m like ‘look, I made a dress out of a shower curtain!’” Martin’s Instagram bio reads. And he’s not exaggerating. The Aussie’s feed is filled with gorgeous gowns that, upon first glance, one probably wouldn’t realize are made of plastic bags and bathmats until closer inspection. “It started as a joke between a friend and I,” he tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “We were watching the Golden Globes [in 2016] and weren’t particularly inspired by anything on the red carpet, so we had a quick competition to see who could create the best runway look using only things in the living room.” His creation was a “horrible green, blue, white and gray blanket” crafted into a gown. “We posted them on Facebook and they were a big hit with my friends,” he recalls. “I did a couple more for the next few red carpet events and was eventually encouraged to start up an Instagram account and it was here that I could connect with drag queens and creative types from all walks of life, across the world.” Now, two years later, the account dedicated to his designs, named the Tilley Project, has more than 14k followers. Martin, who “adores” fashion, comes up with his own designs a lot of the time, but also recreates looks. “Sometimes it’s the actual item itself,” he says of what inspires him. For example, he managed to recreate Celine Dion’s extravagant 2017 Billboard Awards gown that was designed by Stephane Rolland. You know, the one with the huge shoulders that she wore to sing “My Heart Will Go On.” And his reiteration was so accurate, the only difference was that his was made of a “bed sheet for the bottom half, two socks for the sleeves, two pillow cases and recycled foam packing to create the puffy top half.” He’s also inspired by Lady Gaga; drag queens (“Milk and Sasha Velour in particular”); and “fashion designers/labels such as Alexander McQueen, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Romance Was Born.” His favorite design so far is his Rainbow Flag dress made from Vogue magazines. “It was created to celebrate our Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras here in Australia,” he says. “An expression of pride to be whoever you want to be and yelling it to the world. I love being part of the LGBTIQ+ community and the Tilley Project is my way of inspiring people to be confident in the weird and wonderful quirks that we all have.” That inspiring and stunningly colorful strapless gown took days to create, however on average he “can have the outfit created along with a photo shoot in under an hour.” Yet the Vogue piece wasn’t even the hardest to create. That award goes to the two-piece skirt and crop top ensemble made out of IKEA bags. “There was a lot of work in the construction of the garment and it was very tight, so super hard to move in. Especially as I take my photos on a timer and have to click, run and pose,” he explains. The blue outfit consisted of a super tight pencil skirt with a yellow peplum ruffle, and the shirt was off the shoulder. He once used Glad saran wrap to create an outfit with a bow for a shirt and transparent boots for RuPaul’s Drag Race , and a tablecloth to make a gorgeous lace gown for the Oscars. For Australia’s Election Day in 2016, he wore a dress made entirely of neckties. What’s next? A bath towel outfit with earrings made of loofas? Oh wait, he’s already done that. Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.