Raf Simons kicked off New York Fashion Week with another successful and buzzy Calvin Klein show. The label and its S/S 2018 205W39NYC collection celebrated the coup on Friday evening with a star-studded party at Calvin Klein headquarters. The venue, bathed in fog and drowned in dramatic red lighting, hosted attendees including Paris Jackson, Brooklyn Beckham, Lourdes Leon, Chloe x Halle, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, and (of course), Simons himself. Elaborate hangings and a somewhat industrial vibe characterized the venue, the spirit of which was brought to life by bass-heavy performances from Nina Kraviz, Cassy, Hito, Clara 3000, Veronica Vasicka, and Pandora’s Jukebox. [tiImage img-pos="4" image_style="684xflex" align="left"] [tiImage img-pos="2" image_style="684xflex" align="left"] [tiImage img-pos="3" image_style="684xflex" align="left"] Scroll down below to see more from inside Calvin Klein’s NYFW fête.
If you’re searching for a cool girl to inspire your wardrobe, look no further than Madonna’s 20-year-old daughter, Lourdes Leon. Yes, she’s of course known for being related to the original queen of pop music and looking just like her many, many times. But Leon has also come into her own, establishing an almost punk-rock aesthetic that’s caught the attention of designers like Stella McCartney, who have tapped her for major fashion projects. VIDEO: Madonna's Red Carpet Evolution [tiBrightcove_inline videoid="5540989426001"] Now, Leon has teamed up with New York-based “by girls, for girls” brand MadeMe for a new campaign celebrating their second collaboration with ‘90s streetwear brand X-girl. According to a statement, the collection is a total downtown inspired take on workwear you’d want to run across the city in. So, who better to model them than Lourdes? Photographed by Mayan Toledano, the portfolio of images find the star looking as cool as ever, dressed in an assortment of tees, sporty jackets, utilitarian polos, and long-sleeve shirts. While she does in fact look like her mom in the shots, Lourdes delivers her own mood to the campaign, offering a stare that screams, “don’t mess with me.” Those large gold hop earrings? They’re everything. Badass, indeed. Scroll down to see more campaign images.
With the first day of classes just around the corner, even celebrities are busy making their school supply lists and finding the perfect outfit to start the year off right. College freshmen like Malia Obama and Brooklyn Beckham are preparing to take on the challenges of university, while other seasoned students including Maya Thurman-Hawke and Amandla Stenberg are rising through the ranks as upperclassmen. In the spring, seniors like Lourdes Leon and Johnny Lowe will have much to celebrate as they toss their caps with the Class of 2018. And they're not the only ones hitting the books. Here's where 14 star students will be going to school this fall. You might just brush shoulders with them around campus.