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July 31 2014

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Introducing Our New Home Page

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Style.com's New Home Page

Good afternoon. If you’ve just logged on, you will have noticed a new look to the Style.com home page. That doesn’t mean a redesign of the site as a whole, but we thought now was the right time to apply a couple of key structural improvements—and a fresh coat of paint—to our front page.

There were two main things we were looking to address. We wanted to better showcase the lush fashion imagery that accompanies many of our features, and we wanted to provide clearer access to the wealth of content our editors and contributors produce every day. At the top of the page, you’ll now find a beautiful extra-wide rotating unit that cycles through our street-style bulletins, trend and shopping guides, party reports, and other daily features. Below that, you’ll see clearly marked, automatically updated feeds for our fashion and beauty news stories as well as the Style Map posts from our sixty global correspondents. The page also has dedicated spots for new sections like The In Cloud, our real-time rankings of the fashion universe’s brightest stars, and popular favorites like our runway show coverage. We aimed to make the new Style.com home page easier on the eye and easier to use.

As we approach our fifteenth birthday next year, we’re committed to keeping Style.com as fresh as ever. In addition to Style Map and The In Cloud, we recently introduced The Fashion Tracker, Clique to Buy, a number of new video series (do not miss Throwback Thursdays with Tim Blanks), and—better late than never—a proper, lightning-fast mobile site. And there’s more to come in the next few months. We welcome your feedback about the new home page and the rest of our new initiatives below. And we’d love to hear about other new features you’d like to see on Style.com in the future.

Ushering in a New Era of The Fashion Book

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The Fashion Book

Fifteen years ago, Phaidon published The Fashion Book. As its title suggests, the book quickly became the definitive resource for the fashion curious and industry mainstay alike—an A-to-Z guide to the field’s central influencers, with pages devoted to everyone from Vivienne Westwood and Helmut Newton to Oscar Wilde. Last night at Topshop in Soho, Phaidon celebrated the release of an updated version of The Fashion Book. The tome features seventy-two fresh entries (Style.com among them), and boasts pages devoted to individuals such as Nicolas Ghesquière, Tilda Swinton, and others.

The fete’s main event was a panel discussion moderated by Parsons the New School for Design’s dean, Simon Collins. It included Vera Wang, Iris Apfel, and our very own Dirk Standen. The group focused on what it means to be iconic (“Being an icon implies a very distinct point of view, which is rather rare today,” said Apfel), the figures who inspire them (“It’s people who never really sold out, someone like Peter Saville,” said Standen), and, in reference to Rick Owens’ recent statement-making show, what it means for an icon to change and evolve. On that topic, Wang offered, “Mr. Lagerfeld said to me once, ‘Vera, if you really can’t change and you can’t go with the times and you can’t realize how the world is becoming a different place, then it’s time for you to leave.’ So it’s somewhere between that fine line of adapting every decade and sticking to what you believe in and furthering your craft.” It was an honest and up-front dialogue about the connotations of holding influence in the industry today—a fitting prelude to The Fashion Book of the millennial era.

The Fashion Book New Edition, $59.95, will be available from Phaidon beginning October 14.

Photo: Courtesy of Phaidon Press

Can You Hang?

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Is fashion global? Does each city have its own unique style? Last night, our editor in chief, Dirk Standen, addressed these questions and more during Style.com’s first Google Hangout. Style Map contributors including menswear designer Patrick Grant (London), Fasano Hotel’s PR director Paula Bezerra de Mello (Rio de Janiero), and DJ-cum-design-duo POSSO all contributed to the discussion, weighing in on such topics as Marc Jacobs’ final show for Louis Vuitton, the cinematic approach to runway, must-sees across the globe, and each city’s definition of style. In case you couldn’t tune in (we were crossing four time zones, after all), feed your FOMO: Watch it now by hitting play.

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Introducing Style.com’s Latest Upgrades

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See Fashion First. That tagline was firmly in place when I arrived at Style.com seven years ago, and speed has always been one of the defining elements of the site. Of course, the definition of speed has changed over time. In the old days—and by old days I mean four years ago—people used to express amazement that we could post runway photos within 24 hours. Each season since then, we’ve posted the images more quickly than the one before, and today I’m pleased to announce our latest upgrades, designed to ensure that you won’t find a faster or higher-quality fashion viewing experience. These include:

Instant shows. Starting with the Spring 2013 ready-to-wear season, we will be transmitting runway images directly from the venues for multiple shows a day. Now you’ll be able to see the top looks in as close to real time as possible.

Dramatically enhanced runway slideshows. We’re introducing bigger, richer images, added functionality like zoom, and more intuitive navigation. (You can find more details below.) As much as we value speed, we’re also focused on the depth and quality of our coverage.

These are the first in a series of new initiatives that you’ll see on the site in the coming weeks. If you have any comments or come across any technical issues, please e-mail us at info_style@style.com. Your feedback is vital as we continue our commitment to be the place where you can both see fashion first and see fashion best.

Sincerely,

Dirk Standen
Editor in chief

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Introducing Instant Runway Photos And Bigger, Bolder Fashion Picks

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See Fashion First. That tagline was firmly in place when I arrived at Style.com seven years ago, and speed has always been one of the defining elements of the site. Of course, the definition of speed has changed over time. In the old days—and by old days I mean four years ago—people used to express amazement that we could post runway photos within 24 hours. Each season since then, we’ve posted the images more quickly than the one before, and today I’m pleased to announce our latest upgrades, designed to ensure that you won’t find a faster or higher-quality fashion viewing experience. These include:

Instant shows. Starting with the Spring 2013 ready-to-wear season, we will be transmitting runway images directly from the venues for multiple shows a day. Now you’ll be able to see the top looks in as close to real time as possible.

Dramatically enhanced runway slideshows. We’re introducing bigger, richer images, added functionality like zoom, and more intuitive navigation. (You can find more details below.) As much as we value speed, we’re also focused on the depth and quality of our coverage.

These are the first in a series of new initiatives that you’ll see on the site in the coming weeks. If you have any comments or come across any technical issues, please e-mail us at info_style@style.com. Your feedback is vital as we continue our commitment to be the place where you can both see fashion first and see fashion best.

Sincerely,

Dirk Standen
Editor in chief

Continue Reading “Introducing Instant Runway Photos And Bigger, Bolder Fashion Picks” »