Style Notes: AG Jeans Shoots Gender-Neutral Campaign; EOS Lip Balm Sued
Wind down your Thursday with today's fashion news.
Leggy model Daria Werbowy does double duty in AG Jeans' spring ads, modeling styles from both the women's and men's collections in what the brand is calling a gender-neutral campaign. Jonathan Crocker, AG's director of global communications, notes that the decision to dress Werbowy in men's clothing is an intentional cultural statement as agender fashions continue to gain popularity. Photographed in downtown L.A. by Cass Bird, the ads are very much in line with the company's breezy and carefree California style. [Refinery29]
EOS Lip Balms, which have been repped by the likes of Emma Roberts, Kim Kardashian and more celebs on Instagram, has been sued in a class-action lawsuit for allegedly causing cracked, bleeding lips as well as blisters and rashes. The company released a statement assuring consumers that their products are safe and undergo testing by an independent lab, adding, "we firmly believe this lawsuit is without merit." [CNBC]
During this year's London Fashion Weekend (the weekend following London Fashion Week), four British designers, including Emilia Wickstead, Mary Katrantzou, Temperley London and Holly Fulton will host consumer-facing runway shows in Saatchi Square. The annual event is meant to increase visibility of brands and build relationships with consumers. [WWD]
Y-3, the brand created in collaboration with Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas, has created uniforms for Virgin Galatic's commercial pilots and staff through an exclusive new partnership. Prototypes of the one-piece black space suits, which are tailored to the pilot's "natural seating position" as determined through a series of tests by Virgin, were revealed earlier today in New Mexico. The full ensemble features zippers up the torso as well as the shins, and also includes space-approved boots. Now all that's needed are the spaceships. [The Verge]