Fashion News: Nike NFL uniforms unveiled

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Nike introduced new uniforms it has designed for all 32 National Football League teams on Tuesday. For the most part it seemed to be the same-old, same-old look. ‘More evolutionary than revolutionary,’ according to USA Today. The Seattle Seahawks were the only team that had requested some jazzing up, according to my sports department colleague Chuck Schilken, and they got some pops of neon lime green trim. The other very different thing: the Denver Broncos switched from navy blue to orange jerseys. [Los Angeles Times]

Thirteen articles of clothing worn by Whitney Houston sold for a total of $82,025 at an auction in Hollywood over the weekend. [WWD]


Nicki Minaj, who has been a darling of the fashion industry, raps about Vogue’s Anna Wintour and legendary designer Oscar de la Renta in the song ‘Come on a Cone,’ from her album, ‘Pink Friday... Roman Reloaded,’ which was released Tuesday. [The Cut]

Karl Lagerfeld knows how to apologize. He called singer Adele fat in the Paris edition of Metro World News in February; now he’s reportedly sent her a fortune’s worth of Chanel bags as a make-up gift. Chanel had no comment. [Styleite] [British Vogue]

Simon Spurr, who abruptly left his eponymous label last month, tells WWD that the circumstances under which he departed had been ‘going on for awhile’ and that he had tried to work things out. Other than that, he remains rather vague on the details. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Former Lucky editor Kim France has set up a new website, Girls of a Certain Age, geared toward women who may be getting older (let’s say thirty- or forty-something), still have youthful interests, but want to find a style that works when one is no longer an ingenue. ‘It’s about figuring out a new and somewhat tweaked way to look chic and distinctive and sexy—because, as a wise person once said, the older you get, the dumber cool looks,’ France says on the site. [Girls of a Certain Age]

Francisco Costa, women’s creative director of Calvin Klein Collection, is partnering with Macy’s on a capsule collection to benefit the Amazon rainforest. The crepe and jersey dresses, priced $135 to $180, will be available in May. [The Cut]


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--Susan Denley