Forgotten Black American Fashion Designers

Prompted by a Twitter thread from Claude Hector, Quartz has delved into the history of many forgotten black designers—and the iconic looks they’re responsible for. Like so much black history around the world, significant stories are simply not known. For example: Ann Lowe created Jacqueline Bouvier’s wedding dress when she married JFK, and Zelda Wynn Valdes designed the blue satin Playboy “bunny suit.” Read more …

Paul Smith + Castelli: 2015 Dubai Tour Jerseys

The passionate cyclist and famed fashion designer injects some monochromatic styling into the desert race's leader kits

Long before British menswear designer Paul Smith was a driving force in global fashion (and was awarded the “Sir” that now precedes his name), he was a kid from Nottingham who just wanted to race bikes. A nasty crash may have sidelined him from racing, but the iconic designer never lost interest in bikes and certainly never turned away from the competitive cycling world. Now, …

Studio Visit: Paula Cademartori

Inside the Brazilian designer's new Milan headquarters, where Made in Italy is a mark of pride

Constantly surrounded by architectural and natural beauty alike, Italians sometimes need someone from abroad to remind them of their exceptional surroundings. This may happen when friends and family visit or when some talented creative mind falls in love with local processes. The latter is the case of Paula Cademartori, a Brazilian fashion designer who can be counted among the ambassadors of the “Made in Italy” …