People Really Hate the Mets Fedora Giveaway

Categories: Fashion, Sports

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They say one fedora per crew, but what about 15,000 per crew?
"Come on Mets. You were doing so well."

That's one of the many comments Mets fans left on the club's Facebook, after the team's marketers reminded everybody that the first 15,000 fans to Saturday's game will get a free fedora. Pop culture has taught us that the rule is "one fedora per crew," but what if your crew is the population of Citi Field and there are 15,000 fedoras?

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Young Mexican Designer Achieves Dream of Showcasing Works at New York Fashion Week

Categories: Art, Fashion, Trends

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Courtesy of Ryan Smith, The Art Institutes
Yalary Fuentes

Yalary Fuentes's life as a fashion designer started at age six in her native Mexico. She wasn't necessarily making clothes from scratch, but she became quite adept at acting out dressmaking scenes from Disney cartoons by draping blankets on her grandmother.

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The Boldest Street Style at New York Fashion Week

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"Most people trip in heels. But when I wear flat shoes I trip 20 times, as opposed to walking in a straight line with heels," said Ivanka Patel, a Boston-based fashion guru decked out in Audrey Hepburn's classic style. New York Fashion Week, showcasing the Spring 2015 collections, started on September 4 and ended on September 11. But the best style is not just on the runways. It's also on the sidewalks. We spotted some of the boldest street-style looks outside Lincoln Center, where most of the shows were held, and asked folks to explain their inspiration.


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NYFW is Over! Here are 20 Things We Actually Would Wear

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Me, now that fashion week is over.


After 10 fun-filled days of New York Fashion Week chaos (it's never just a week), the fog has finally lifted, sort of. Aside from actual proof that we were there -- mounds of fashion-week swag and countless Instagram images -- it still feels as if it never happened. Like it was one big dream in which we'd leave work in the middle of the day, take the subway uptown, and enter a world of pure fantasy. But then I look, with pride, at my calloused feet, and remember, yes, it did in fact happen.

So before we truly get back to our boring lives, we'd like to snuggle with our fashion-week memories and recap the very best Spring/Summer 2015 pieces that we liked this season.

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NYFW: Justine and Jeff Koons Host Young Designer Showcase

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All images by Nikkitha Bakshani

In stark contrast to the black space inside the Fashion Week tent at Lincoln Center, Jeff and Justine Koons's White Space is a small, white loft with just one security checkpoint. Coconut water and Thai iced tea are assembled in the sink, not a refrigerator brandishing its corporate sponsorship. There are no models, so there are no hordes of photographers outside clamoring to flash their cameras at any stylish attractive person who may or may not be a socialite. Alison Brokaw, curator and organizer of The White Space, assembled a group of designers who stand by their work, enthusiastic to describe their inspirations as they think aloud, rather than in publicist-approved statements like "fin de siècle Paris."

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NYFW: Inside Karen Walker's Secret Garden

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Nikkitha Bakshani
Karen Walker
Gardens have been a popular theme this Fashion Week, but Karen Walker's models are not in the expected garden party dress code. Her models wear dungarees, pinafores and potter's jackets; gingham and pictures of burning gazebos; denim and suede. Self-described as "high casual," the brand eschews pretentiousness -- the Karen Walker girl knows how to wrestle with her plants, not just look pretty amongst them.

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NYFW: Newcomer Daniel Silverstain Channels Brazilian Futurism

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All photos by Nikkitha Bakshani
Daniel Silverstain models.
Daniel Silverstain's atelier is in a nondescript midtown building near the Fashion Institute of Technology. Disgruntled office workers waited alongside photographers, bloggers and stylists as the event staff scrolled through the guest list on their iPads. "Just let them up first," one of them told the other through gritted teeth, as more people filled the vestibule, including the designer's grandparents. This was the Israeli designer's first New York Fashion Week show.

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NYFW: Australian to Amish with Catherine Litke, Thaddeus O'Neil and Mark & Estel

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All photos by Heather Baysa
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It's that time again: when ragweed allergens and cakey runway makeup wage an unsightly war for possession of your face.

New York Fashion Week began on Wednesday and if any theme has emerged so far, it's "get out of New York."

True -- Gotham compiles every culture, and so our own can never really be defined. Maybe that's why so many designers' SS15 collections seem structured around a niche aesthetic.

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An Orthodox Brooklyn Clothing Line Shared a Photo of a Woman In a Hijab, and Their Customers Flipped Out

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Image via Hipster Hijabis
The "controversial" skirt photo.
We'll begin with the nice, non-controversial part of this story: Mimu Maxi is a small clothing line in Brooklyn, owned by two sisters-in-law from Crown Heights, Mimi Hecht and Mushky Notik. Hecht and Notik are observant Orthodox Jews, and as such, as they write on their website, they've often struggled to find clothes that were stylish but still as modest as Orthodox custom requires. "But instead of bemoaning the trials and tribulations of shopping with modest sensibilities in mind," as their company bio puts it, "they took matters into their own hands and set out to create the ultimate pieces they so needed for their wardrobe."

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Supreme Foamposite Sales Show How Secondary Market Dominates Sneaker Trade

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Retail prices are meaningless in the sneaker scene these days. Only way you pay retail for a pair of fresh, high-demand Jordans or Foamposites or SB Dunks is: 1) stand outside the sneaker store for at least several hours--several days in some cases; or 2) get lucky and snag them online in the five minutes before they sell out.

The large crowd that gathered outside Supreme New York last Wednesday night arrived with pipe dreams of paying $250 (plus tax) for the Supreme X Nike Air Foamposite One the following morning. So many dreamers packed the sidewalk and spilled into the street that the NYPD shut down the release for public safety reasons.

It was a spectacle that sparked headlines. But this isn't 1994; the setting for sneaker madness is not a sidewalk in front of a storefront. Madness in 2014 is not standing in line the night before a release; madness is having to pay $690 for a pair of sneakers on eBay the day after a release.

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