Style Scoop: Barneys Celebrates Diversity, Bow (& Drape) Down, Smell Like a… MacBook?

By  January 30, 2014

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We’re used to seeing androgynous concepts explored in fashion, but Barneys is taking it a step further by celebrating diversity in a new way. The retailer recruited Bruce Weber to shoot its Spring 2014 campaign starring 17 transgender models who open up about  “both the struggles and triumphs a trans person may face in relation to their gender identity.” The campaign is also coupled with a charitable cause; Barneys will donate 10% off all proceeds on February 11th to the National Center for Transgender Equality and the LGBT Community Center. [Glam]

Bow & Drape, a site that allows self-proclaimed clothiers to customize their clothes, received $1.2 million in its first formal round funding, led by Zappos founder Tony Hsieh. And to think, it started two years ago with a $30,000 Kickstarter campaign! [Forbes]

New car smell has nothing, nothing, on the scent of a freshly-unpacked Apple product. That’s the logic behind Greatest Hits’ latest work of art. The Melbourne-based artists collective developed a unique fragrance for their exhibit that “encompasses the smell of the plastic wrap covering the [Apple] box, printed ink on the cardboard, the smell of paper and plastic components within the box and of course the aluminum laptop which has come straight from the factory where it was assembled in China.” [Air Aroma]

The Roberto Cavalli brand is losing its acclaim as a family affair. Daniele Cavalli, son of Roberto Cavalli and head of menswear, is stepping down from his post, following in the footsteps of executives Gianluca Brozzetti and Carlo Di Biagio who announced their departures earlier this week. [Vogue UK]

Forget Rihanna—that H&M reign just won’t let up. After opening 356 stores in 2013, the brand is looking to expand with 375 more in 2014, focusing on locations in the U.S. and China. [Fashionista]