Style Notes: Grindr to Stream Fashion Show; Turns Out Kardashians Can't Save Magazines
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Live-streaming a fashion show is, in this day and age, nothing new. But J.W. Anderson, who was honored as both menswear and womenswear designer of the year at the 2015 British Fashion Awards, has upped the ante by announcing that he will stream his menswear collection exclusively on the dating app Grindr (yes, that Grindr). Users will receive a link and a code, which will open a new tab in their mobile device where they can view the fall 2016 collection during Sunday's presentation at London Collections: Men. While Grindr is usually associated with a lack of clothes, both Anderson and the company have high hopes for the collaboration. [The New York Times]
If you happened to glance at any newsstand during 2015, chances are you saw at least one Kardashian/Jenner staring back at you. But a Kardashian cover wasn't always a sure bet for the glossies, with some issues underperforming relative to a magazine's average. However, with print sales trending towards an overall decline, it's difficult to determine whether the girls or the market are responsible for the dip. Either way, the Kardashians seem to have reached their peak fame, where they no longer need magazines to promote themselves. [Fashionista]
Target's newest line of in-house products is a 38-shade nail polish collection called Defy & Inspire. If you're not sold by the name alone, the range features colors including Rose Ceremony and Real Housewife and are reasonably priced at $7.49 a pop. The polishes, designed for "time-starved" and "budget-conscious" consumers, will hit shelves on Jan. 17. [WWD]
Nike Inc. sued Skechers on Monday in a district court in Oregon for infringing upon several patented designs. The Skechers Burst and Women's Flex Appeal sneakers were just a few of the styles that were named in the complaint. The lawsuit marks the second time that Nike has taken action against Skechers, the first being for infringement on the brand's Chuck Taylor designs in 2014. [WWD]