Fashion Finesse raises $4.5 M to utilize AI to predict style trends

Finesse, a startup promising to take the guesswork and waste out of fashion, is announcing that it has raised $4.5 million in seed and pre-seed funding. Founder and CEO Ramin Ahmari said the tremendous waste in the fashion industry has become a badly kept secret, with Burberry recently facing a backlash over its practice of…

Fashion Monika Tilley, Designer and Activewear Pioneer, Passes Away at 86

She was an early adopter of a uniquely American style of casual dressing, and her peekaboo suits often graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.The designer Monika Tilley in 2006. She designed swimwear, sportswear and loungewear for Anne Cole, Anne Klein and other companies.Credit…via Tilley familyPublished Jan. 31, 2021Updated Feb. 6, 2021Monika Tilley,…

Fashion Get Your Front Row Seat to Virtual Fashion Shows

Here’s what you need to know about what to watch during the New York, London, Milan and Paris digital fashion weeks.Real-life bleachers will remain empty for this round of fashion shows.Credit…Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesPublished Feb. 11, 2021Updated Feb. 12, 2021It’s hard to remember now, but it was during the fall ready-to-wear shows last February that the…

Fashion Why Amanda Gorman’s Headband Joins Others in Fashion History

The accessory has morphed from a preppy status symbol to an empowering exclamation point, its purpose less controlling now than crowning.Ms. Gorman wore a Prada headband (color: Fiery Red) to recite her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Biden’s inauguration ceremony.Credit…Ruth Fremson/The New York TimesWas the hair accessory that Amanda Gorman wore to the…

Fashion Capitol Hill, Mask Guidance, Spring Fashion: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.Feb. 10, 2021(Want to get this newsletter in your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCredit…Senate Television1. “We need units. We’re surrounded.”The House’s prosecution team laid out a sweeping narrative against former President Donald Trump, using detailed videos and never-before-heard audio of…