Fashion News Update: A divorce but not in fashion & Athletics merge into fashion

by Taja Scott on Jul 19th, 2011 in Announcements, Designers, News

After seven years of marriage and beautiful three year old twins, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony decide to call it quits. If you do not know the dining duo (or what use to be a duo), they were known for being the superstar couple who had it all. Jennifer Lopez, singer, actress, model, and fashion designer embarked on a new journey in hosting American Idol. She received millions in hosting  American Idol. She is not only known for becoming a new host of American Idol, but for her many roles in movies such as; The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan, and The Back-up Plan.

Marc Anthony, actor, musician, singer, songwriter, and producer is the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time. He has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and is best known for his Latin salsa numbers and ballads. He has also appeared on various films like Man on Fire, Bringing out the Dead, and Hackers.

JLo released her latest album, titled “Love?” this year. Was the album a cry for help? If so, we can see why. Her career skyrocketed, but other parts of her life was slowly fading. Although, Marc Anthony and JLo suddenly split they will remain in partnership with Kohl’s (new clothing line).

Last November, the couple made a deal with the retailer to launch a new apparel and accessory line which includes sportswear, shoes, dresses, suits and handbags for fall 2011. Also, their plans were to add a home collection later in the year.

“These are really exciting times for us and our family and we are looking forward to collaborating with Kohl’s in the creation of a lifestyle brand that represents our true style and the essence of who we are and what we have come to represent as artists,” said the couple last November.

Regardless of their decision, we are glad that they have continued on with  a Kohl’s collection. Fashion must always prevail.

 

Now onto interesting news, the most fashion forward look today is athletic sportswear and runway-couture. This form of fashion, in which many people do not know about, has led to the look of bikinis, tennis shorts, and bike shorts. This influence of sportswear has gone on since the 19th century when women wore split skirts for biking.

Remember when dance wear turned into street wear and the lovable scuba dresses that supermodels wore in the 90′s? Those styles were trends back then, yet they were also inspiration for designers becoming favorites for consumers. Skiing, yachting and figure skating are aspects of the sportswear which adopted the look of country club players. This expanded with known brands such as Ralph Lauren’s  jakcets and Jean Paul Gaultiers jumpsuits. Without such inspiration from sports, athletic wear would not merge into fashion today.

Collen Hill, co-curator of an exhibit at the Museum at FIT ((Fashion Institute of Technology) says, “Fashion is interested not just in the look of sportswear, but the materials. But true active sportswear also wants to be modern-looking. Being fashion-forward will drive sales.”

Will you be sporting the althletic look?

To read more about sports wear merging into fashion, go to The Advertiser.

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