Fashion

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When 1930s glamour meets 1970s disco chic

The best of 1930s glamour - body-conscious, A-line sheaths and collarless jackets - are joining the coolest of 1970s disco chic (think belted trenches and printed tunics) to create a millennial style that's as dressy as it is sporty.

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New York Fashion Week is changing

NEW YORK - A couple of seasons ago, regulars at New York Fashion Week would have rolled their eyes if someone had asked if designers would be showing their fall and winter collections at the September shows. Of course not, a stylish insider might have scoffed. Designers present spring and summer clothes in September and looks for next fall and winter in February.

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Busy lane with Ford

NEW YORK - The day before he kicked off New York Fashion Week by sending his fall/winter 2016 collections down the runway and right into retail, fashion designer and filmmaker Tom Ford took a break from model and VIP fittings at his Madison Avenue boutique to talk about the logistics of actually pulling off a see now/buy now collection, how he juggles his two, high-profile careers and why he's still looking for a place to live in Los Angeles - even though everyone thinks he bought a $50-million Beverly Hills mansion out from under Jay Z and Beyonce.

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Models rock runway in clothes, accessories made out of condoms

Designers used condoms to create fashion for a runway event in Charlotte, NC called Condom Couture. Each designer was given at least 1,000 non-lubricated condoms, and designs range from ballgowns to bathing suits to jewelry. The event, seen here in timelapsed video, ended with an auction of the couture with proceeds going to Planned Parenthood.

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Models rock runway in clothes, accessories made out of condoms

Designers used condoms to create fashion for a runway event in Charlotte, NC called Condom Couture. Each designer was given at least 1,000 non-lubricated condoms, and designs range from ballgowns to bathing suits to jewelry. The event, seen here in timelapsed video, ended with an auction of the couture with proceeds going to Planned Parenthood.
Mark Hames mhames@charlotteobserver.com
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Models rock runway in clothes, accessories made out of condoms

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