Emmanuel Olunkwa: A Multifaceted Designer Gets a New Platform With Pin-Up Magazine

Name: Emmanuel Olunkwa Age: 27 Hometown: Los Angeles Now Lives: In a one-bedroom apartment in the Stuyvesant Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Claim to Fame: Mr. Olunkwa is a filmmaker, independent magazine editor and furniture designer who was just named the new editor of Pin-Up magazine. He views his cross-disciplinary practice as keeping with the mantra … Read more

A.O.C.’s Met Gala Designer Explains Her ‘Tax the Rich’ Dress

The day after the gown she designed for Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made global headlines, Aurora James was reflecting on the fact that she didn’t see many other Black women designers represented at the Met Gala, which this year was meant to celebrate “American independence.” (There were several Black men designers in attendance as guests or … Read more

The Designer Couple Revitalizing Jil Sander

Luke and Lucie Meier met in Florence, Italy, at the Polimoda fashion school: He grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was an exchange student from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology; she, a native of the Alpine town of Zermatt, Switzerland, was studying fashion marketing. The two began dating the following year after taking … Read more

Monika Tilley, Fashion Designer and Activewear Pioneer, Dies at 86

Monika Tilley, a designer of racy swimsuits that glistened from the covers of Sports Illustrated magazine on models like Christie Brinkley and Cheryl Tiegs and a pioneer of activewear and loungewear, died on Dec. 23 in Manhattan. She was 86. Her daughter, Mona Tilley, announced the death in January. She said her mother died in … Read more