A look from Khaite's resort 2017 collection.
Although Alessandro Michele makes a compelling case for more-is-more, some of us will always be drawn to restrained, clean designs. These labels are proving that minimal style doesn't have to boring or unimaginative.
This LA-based label shows that minimalism and ruffles aren't mutually exclusive. Everything is crafted from deadstock vintage fabrics, giving the clothes a nostalgic feel.
For those of you who prefer your bikini free of palm fronds and hibiscus blooms, there's Aussie brand Matteau Swim, known for basic maillots and high-waisted swim bottoms in a palette of black, grey and white.
Launched this year by Catherine Holstein, Khaite is a balance of the masculine and feminine. Fans of the capsule wardrobe concept will find that pieces in the line, from structured shirt dresses to fitted denim, compliment one another perfectly.
Alnea Farahbella's label Toit Volant is made in the USA with a commitment to sustainable sourcing and manufacturing practices. The pre-spring 2017 collection is full of reworked takes on shirting, like this striped jumpsuit with a high collar.
This Montreal-based label keeps production local (the clothes are sewn in Montreal and some of the fabrics are printed in North America) and its ethos is similar to most of the other brands in this list: to let the individual add personality to the clothes.
Another L.A. brand with a dedication to North American manufacturing and sustainability, 5-year-old Shaina Mote is known for architectural, un-adorned basics and fluid silhouettes. If you could live your life without ever donning a polka dot or cheery stripe, the neutral colours in this line are made for you.
Founded by Tokyo-to-L.A. transplants Alexander Yamaguchi and Momoko Suzuki, brand Black Crane is an edgier, more street-wise take on minimalism – think cocoon dresses and wrap trousers with subtle origami and kimono inspiration.
Zara Philips is going to have another baby! Source: Getty Images
George and Charlotte, get ready to welcome a new...second cousin! Zara Philips is expecting her second child.
Zara (Princess Anne's daughter, Wills and Harry's cousin, champion equestrienne) confirmed the news today, saying that she and her rugby player husband, Mike Tindall, are 'thrilled'.
The couple already have a daughter, 3 year old Mia, and expect their new bundle of royal baby joy in 'late spring'.
Adriana Lima prepping for the runway. Credits: Instagram.com
How supermodels and Victoria’s Secret Angels stay fit, beautiful and runway-ready:
All of the catwalk cliques—from the Instagirls to the Angels—love going nine rounds. A form of interval training, boxing builds stamina and muscle endurance. No ring nearby? Grab an exercise band. Former boxer Michael Olajide Jr., who works with Adriana Lima at his Aerospace High Performance Centre in NYC, ties them around clients’ ankles while they bob and weave. Even just jabbing will strengthen the lower back and shoulders and help posture, says Justin Gelband of modelFIT, also in NYC, whose clients include Irina Shayk and Miranda Kerr.
Olajide prefers the body-toning cardio of skipping to running; he says it’s easier on the joints and you’ll see results in a third of the time.
CHANGE IT UP
Behati Prinsloo counts squats and sit-ups as top butt kickers, but she’s always up for a change. “I don’t like knowing exactly what I’m going to do because I get lazy,” she says. This mind game benefits the body too: Switching exercises makes you concentrate more and equals faster results, says Gelband.
Kanye West at the MTV Video Music Awards in August.
It's been a tough few months for the Kardashian-Wests.
Kanye West is in hospital recovering from exhaustion after cancelling his Saint Pablo Tour, according to various media reports.
Sources told NBC News that the rapper was taken to a hospital in Los Angeles after police answered a "medical welfare" call from his home. There was no criminal activity reported; the rapper was simply hospitalized for "his own health and safety" sources told NBC. Another source told People Magazine the rapper was exhausted and dealing with sleep deprivation.
His wife, Kim Kardashian West, was scheduled to attend the Angel Ball Monday, which would have been her first public appearance since she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris in October.
Full refunds are being given for those who bought tickets to the Saint Pablo Tour, which was scheduled to run until December 31.