September 2 2014

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Matthew Schneier

As News Editor at, Matthew Schneier keeps tabs on all of the comings, goings, openings, and debuts in the world of fashion, as well as reporting from the menswear shows in New York, Milan, and Paris. Prior to joining, he held staff positions at and The New Yorker. A native New Yorker, Schneier is a graduate of Yale University.

Rick Owens’ World, Now Web-Wide


After a slight hiccup following its announcement earlier this week, Rick Owens’ new Web site is up and running. Owens’ collections for men and women, including his lower-priced DRKSHDW and Lilies lines and a selection of furs, will be available through e-commerce, shipping globally. The site also has an archive of Owens’ show photos, links […]

Dior Homme Is the Latest Men’s Label to Make Pre-Collections a Priority


Dior can smell a trend in the offing. The label’s artistic director for menswear, Kris Van Assche—as well as, presumably, his corporate bosses—sensed the growing importance of pre-collections for menswear and have begun to treat them with the pomp and circumstance formerly accorded to Fall and Spring. “At the start, a few seasons ago, these […]

Amber Heard: Unexpectedly Chic?


Memo to fashion-show organizers: Is it time to add Amber Heard to your front-row invite lists? The young actress is enjoying a new boost in popularity, thanks to her relationship with Johnny Depp, but the surprise is not the May-December romance (he’s 50, she’s 27), but how well she’s been holding her own against Mr. […]

Raf Simons Opens His Atelier—and Shares His Label—to Artist Sterling Ruby for the Most Complete Designer/Artist Collaboration Yet


On January 15, Raf Simons will show his new men’s collection in Paris. Except it won’t be his name on the label. Or at least, not his alone. “For one season, the brand ‘Raf Simons’ will not exist,” the designer boldly declares. Instead, he’ll be sharing the billing with Sterling Ruby (above, right), “one of […]

Philipp Plein Continues the Trend of Diverse Casting


Earlier this week, the Spring ’14 Givenchy ad campaign debuted on, inciting a storm of clicks and commentary for its all-women-of-color cast. It turns out, Givenchy is not the only label to take that step this season. Swiss label Philipp Plein has just released its own Spring campaign, shot by Francesco Carrozzini and styled […]