Fashion News Alert: NYFW Diversity Report, Ungaro’s No Show at Paris Fashion Week, Big Brands Exit Bangladesh, and Sisqo at NYFW?

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Was hip-hop artist Sisqo at Vivienne Tam, Philipp Plein and Kanye West shows during the current New York Fashion Week? According to the real Sisqo, apparently not.

An imposter pretending to be Sisqo lied his way into some of the top shows during New York Fashion Week, getting past industry professionals, fashion PR reps, security guards, acquiring front seats and even posing with celebrities and top fashion designers. Interestingly enough, the pretender flaunted a coiffed appearance that doesn’t even correspond to Sisqo current look!!

An outraged Sisqo is considering a lawsuit against this pretender because the pretender was placed on a private jet to appear at a young girl’s bat mitzvah as Sisqo. “You know, you got this 13-year-od little girl who’s thinking that I’m gonna come perform live at her Bat Mitzvah … So now we’re taking legal action,” explained Sisqo in a video call to TMZ.

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Ungaro fall 2016

Ungaro absence

Emmanuel Ungaro will be a no show during Paris Fashion Week. Aimz Acquisition, the investments fund of Pakistani-American businessman Asim Abdullah, told fashionnetwork.com that Ungaro,”[] will not able to produce its Autumn/Winter 2017–18 collection because its manufacturer has gone into receivership.” Aimz Acquisition acquired Ungaro in 2005.

Ungaro, in 2015, changed its manufacturing partner from Italian group Aeffe to Italian company, Modalis. Ungaro has now taken back its manufacturing and will show it cruise collection in Paris in June.

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NYFW mixes it up

The Fashion Spot and Model Alliance has released their diversity report for NYFW’s fall 2017 season. Every season Model Alliance and The Fashion Spot collaborate on the diversity report. This very important tabulation has appeared in Vogue, WWD, Glamour, and The Huffington Report. The diversity report tabulates inclusion during NYFW taking into account racial diversity, body size, age, and gender fluidity.

NYFW’s fall 2017 season was the most inclusive of any current NYFW. According to The Fashion Spot and Model Alliance every single runway show included one model of color. Still, only 9 of the 116 shows tabulated by The Fashion Spot and Model Alliance used plus size or curvy models. Chromat used more transgender models than any other brand during NYFW. J. Crew used three models that were over the age of 50.

The shows that included the most diversity were Chromat, Chrisitian Siriano, Gypsy Sport, Tome, and J. Crew.

—William S. Gooch

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