Fash Points: Meghan Markle in Mackage, Uniqlo x JW Anderson is Coming Back
Plus more of this week's top fashion news stories.
Meghan Markle wears Mackage to her first royal engagement
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle travelled to Nottingham on Friday for their first *official* royal visit together. The former Suits actress greeted crowds of adoring fans dressed in a black turtle neck from Toronto boutique Woolford and a khaki Joseph skirt, and topped off the look with a navy coat by Montreal-based leather label, Mackage. It’s, of course, not the first time Markle has gave a nod to Canadian fashion: Markle wore Aritzia for her first photograph with Prince Harry, sported a burgundy Mackage biker jacket at the Invictus Games in September, and donned a LINE overcoat for her engagement announcement earlier this week.
Harry Styles says Shania Twain is his main fashion influence
Shania Twain is so good.
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) October 8, 2013
While speaking backstage to Entertainment Tonight before his Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show performance, Harry Styles revealed: “I think both music and fashion, [my] main influence was probably Shania Twain. I think she’s amazing.” Is Shania Twain impressed yet? We are.
Uniqlo is collaborating with J.W. Anderson again for Spring 2018
It’s coming back! Uniqlo and J.W. Anderson first teamed up this fall to create an affordable, British-inspired collection–and it was as amazing as you’d expect. The Japanese retailer and London-based fashion brand announced on Tuesday that they would partner up again on a Spring 2018 collection. “The 2018 spring/summer collection is about items that interlink with each other,” Jonathan Anderson, founder and creative director of J.W. Anderson, said in a press statement. “It’s about layering this time. The idea is to mix and match things together and I truly hope you will enjoy it.” Stay tuned for more details about round two of this match made in heaven.
Retailers ring in the holidays with record-breaking Cyber Monday sales
It’s a Christmas miracle: this past Cyber Monday was largest online shopping day in US history, providing a much-needed boost in sales for e-commerce brands. Adobe Insights reported that on Monday, November 27, online transactions reached a record $6.59 billion USD– a 16.8 percent increase from a year ago!
Gap is collaborating with Sarah Jessica Parker to launch a limited-edition kids collection
Cuteness alert: Gap has announced a new limited-edition collection created for GapKids with Sarah Jessica Parker. This is full circle for the Sex and the City actress, who famously signed a $38 million contract with GAP in 2005 and starred in numerous GAP commercials in the mid-2000’s.