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FAX friends and family, our FAX 20th Anniversary Celebration is Thurs. Oct. 23rd & it’s going  to be FABULOUS! By attending for only $50.00 you get a lot which includes membership, raffle ticket, one line ad in of  STYLEFAX directory for your  business, and  a wonderful evening with Fashion Professionals Celebrities and friends. Tim Gunn is going to present Princess Jenkins with the “Make it Work Award” there is a  slide  show retrospective  showing  what we’ve  been doing  for the last 20 years, Food – Cocktails, Fashion showcase  highlighting  a whole  different group of  Designers & more.  Space is  limited  and this  event  will sell out.  It’s not to be missed.  Tell a friend  go to Eventbrite  today to secure your  tickets.  I will see you there!!!

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Fashion Avenue News has two exciting Cover this month.  One from Fashion Fest and one for Allison Brown.  Each issue is amazing.  Fashion Avenue News features emerging and established designers on the same pages as well as plus and straight size on the same page, where else can you find that.  Support Fashion Avenue News magazine by purchasing an issue at the Magazine Cafe, 15 West 37th Street (you can also order on line) or attending one of our Fabulous FREE Friday event.  Our next event is November 14 at the INC Lounge, 224 W. 49th St 2nd Floor from 5pm to 10pm, it’s a Pop Up Shop where emerging designers can sell their garments.  There will be numerous vendors for a Pre-Holiday sale from Jewelry to Hats to Furs, so come on by, it’s FREE.  There will be 2 fashion shows one at 7pm (Jewelry) and one at 8:30pm (hats).  Get a FREE ticket at http://www.fashionavenuenews.com we would love to have you there.

(First Cover) We are talking Fabulous Fashion Fest Photos….. and they have a COVER!!!!

When a picture is chosen for Fashion Avenue News it’s an EVENT, we look at the picture and it should give us a MOOD…. we should be able to tell something about the person in the photo just by looking at it, having never met the person…. I really like this one….

FABULOUS DARLING FABULOUS…. Thank You David Berman – (Photo Credits Supplied by D. Berman – Sonjja Baram – P Eugene Manning – Hannah Stewart)

(Second Cover) Fashion Avenue News brings you TWO Fabulous Covers this month. This one shot by Allison “I Did That” Brown – I love this cover – Photo Credits: Model – Tijashn Nichols, Clay Jewelry Designer – Valerie Hall, Joanne Dawes – FAN Accessory Editor

Remember we will be celebrating our ALL COVER MODELS on Friday November 14, at the INC Lounge, the Times Hotel. We will feature a POP UP SHOP where your favorite independent fashion designers will sell their garments,we will introduce our new client HAVIIC COSMETICS, see what the buzz is all about… Author and Radio Host, Keri Singleton of Keri’s Korner will be on hand to sign his book, The Wanders Game, soon to be a MOVIE…… (actresses there are some great roles, sign up to audition) we have vendors with jewelry, hats, lingerie etc.,(still have a few vendor spots left), we will have the contestants for the $5,000 CASH Supermodel Awards walking the runway…. Andrene Ladydove Williams aka The Director, will be available to speak about UNIQUE BLEND FASHION WEEK, models can audition also, Modeling agencies Edge will be seeing models for representation, we have 2 fashion shows 7pm – Jewelry and 8:30pm Hats…. food and drinks are available at reasonable pricing…. and entry is FREE…. get your FREE ticket on Fashion Avenue News website….

Get your Pre-Holiday Shopping in high gear with our Pop Up Shop, Having a birthday…. have your party with us, FREE …. email or in box us for further details

Come on out, have a BLAST… Fabulous Free Fridays with Fashion Avenue News Magazine, hosted by Allison “I Did That” Brown at the INC LOUNGE 224 West 49th Street 2nd Floor…… WE START THE PARTY ON TIME DARLING, 5PM – and it’s FREEEEEEEE


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By Sofia Davis | Photos by Adam Z Lein

Kia Vonvega turned heads at NY Fashion Week, produced by NYC Fashion Runway, on Friday 26 September at LQ NY.


Bringing more pizzazz and bold color, the models strutting down the runway in gorgeous party dresses and playful pants suits. Sexy, cropped jackets paired with high-wasited pants and dresses in solid shades with cutouts, black-trimmed gold, sky blue, and a rich Bordeaux. Clear Boutique’s full embellishments, lavish and delightfully excessive, turned up everywhere.

Visit http://www.clearboutique.com for more information.

Produced by NYC Fashion Runway http://www.nycfashionrunway.com

Partners: Fashion Avenue News Magazine, 20-Twenty.
Photos by Adam Z Lein

Stylists: Shannon Davis, Rosalinda Biddle, Kate Duckworth, Rosanna Ippolito, Jasmin Moon, Gina Mendoza, Rosanna Andrade, Chloe Lynn, Melissa Andrade, Erica Maisonet-Romero, Rachael Bailey, Elaine Hughes, Aisha Campbell, JPMakeupNYC, Pascale Nurse, Michelle Buongiovanni.
Models: Maria Vitetzakis, Holly Merten, Bianca Jagger, Erin Diviney, Shauna Tuso, Shea Edwards, Erica Moore, Danielle Alura, Justyna O. Ruszczyk, Karonlay Cueva, Nicole Cameron, Icylynn Rivera, Naomi Cosman, Tatiana Beyer, Olivia Gabrielle DeMattio, Ksenia Prina, Angela Shoulders, Amaya Thornton, Nicole Sully, Jessica Goehner, Noelle Yuen, Lucy Postell, Darina May, Angelica Lee, Jaja Levons















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Come out and Network with the Friendliest People in the Fashion Industry.

NYC Fashion Runway along with Partners Shannon Davis & Rosalinda Biddle Styling Team, Fashion Avenue News Magazine, 20-Twenty bring you celebrity designer with sexy classy dresses and bikinis, 25 models on a real runway and appearances by Miss Mexico, Miss East Coast, Miss Malaysia Universe (2002) and Mr. India Galaxy.

Friday September 26, 2014, come out and enjoy an evening of Fashion with some of the TOP Fashion Show producers, Celebrities, Elite & Couture Fashion Magazines and great, fun people.  This is all FREE.  Get your FREE TICKET at http://www.FashionAvenueNews.com – Free Fabulous Fridays, or get on the list by emailing:  nycfashionrunway@EMAIL.com  Location: LQ NYC, 511 Lexington Ave, between 47th St & 48th St, New York

Fashion Avenue News, (Media Partners) will be looking for Editorial & Cover Models so bring your comp cards.  We are the nicest people in the Fashion Industry.

NYC FASHION RUNWAY brings you upscale fashion events all year long.  

When:   Friday September 26, 2014

Time:    5:30pm

Where:  LQ NYC, 511 Lexington Avenue 47th & 48th Streets

What:   Free Fabulous Fridays with Fashion Show


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Only once in a lifetime does one witness such creativity as was shown at the Zang Toi SS2015 Show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week entitled “A Privileged Life:  The American Dream.”

The collection, exhibiting 25 years in the fashion business, consist of purple and fuchsia color-blocked-knit dresses, fabulous purple robes to red tailored suits.  The collection took your breath away when the black and ivory empire waist strapless gown appeared on the runway. Another impressive part of the collection was the men’s evening wear.  An exquisitely tailored jacket and matching tie.  Handsome indeed.  Models were classy with fabulous waves and upswept hair dos.  Make up immaculate, done by Beauty by Rudy.

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Backstage was just as exciting as the front of the house, with celebrity Whoopi Goldberg stopping by to congratulate Zang Toi on 25 years of fashion.  Chery Wills of NY1 News exclaimed “I love this collection!”

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People love the House of Toi and it was evident when the entire Mercedes Benz Press Pit sang “Happy 25th Birthday” and the audience rose to their feet to give Zang Toi a standing ovation.

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 The just concluded fifth instalment of Africa Fashion Week in New York showcased an array of eclectic runway collections from seven African-born fashion designers.

Anaba Wisdom Chidiebube, the designer behind the Nigerian label Weiz Dhurm Franklyn, mixed both modern and traditional elements in his latest form fitting, long and short, elegant and gold detailed dresses whereas the London-based Hazel Eki Aggrey-Orleans’ fashion-label Eki Orleans showcased colourful dresses and bikinis made from different material combinations.

The Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2013’s young designer award winner Igwedinma Rodney Emeka’s brand Mcmeka presented some 20 menswear pieces, including fitted elegant suits, while the founder of the Morocco Craftan New York label, Khadija Mouh, chose to feature both men’s and women’s creations such as bold coloured caftans and flowing dresses with hand embroidered bodices.

Designer Tiagbe of Kososhi displayed simple 1950’s silhouettes inspired vibrant ensembles that are fit to be worn to work as well as evening outings and the seasoned Kenyan fashion talent Sally Karago’s Mcensal Fashion House featured 10 designs made from indigenous African fabric, Kikoi.

Hilda Mauya, the founder of the Dahil Republic of Couture Fashion House, showcased her sophisticated couture pieces that accentuate the woman’s features with style and elegance. Made from a mish-mash of African fabrics with linen, cotton and dry lace, the line included several intricately detailed long dresses.

In addition to the catwalk parades, off-the-runway master classes and a presentation style event were also conducted on the sidelines of the three-day-long African American event.

The African Fashion Week NYC 2014 was organized under the P.A.T.C.H theme- where ‘P’ stands for Promoting Africa’s Economic Growth in Style, ‘A’ as in Awarding and Supporting Africa’s Young Creative Entrepreneurs, ‘T’ for Transforming Lives through Talent Grooming, ‘C’ means Creating Success Stories That Inspire and Resonate Globally, and ‘H’ is Helping Emerging Entrepreneurs Master Brand Development, Business Management and Revenue Generation.

Started in 2010, the 2014’s event was hosted by the New York-based fully integrated communications and brand strategy company Adirée. The firm specializes in public relations and promotions for Global business leaders in multiple industry segments such as entertainment, fashion, politics, media and government sectors. (PB)

Courtesy: AFW NY

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The rich fantasy and romanticism of Chinese culture, which has inspired designers like Paul Poiret and Yves Saint Laurent, will be celebrated at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute’s upcoming spring 2015 exhibition.

Dubbed as the ‘Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film, and Fashion’, the display will aim to explore how China has fueled the creative imagination of filmmakers, artists and European designers for centuries, resulting in layers of cultural translations, re-translations and mistranslations

Slated to take place from May 7 to August 16, 2015, the exhibition will feature more than 100 haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear pieces by names like Giorgio Armani, Sarah Burton (Alexander McQueen), Roberto Cavalli, Peter Dundas (Emilio Pucci), Tom Ford (Yves Saint Laurent), John Galliano (Dior), Jean Paul Gaultier, and Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Picciolo (Valentino).

Pieces designed by Craig Green, Ground-Zero, Guo Pei, Marc Jacobs (Louis Vuitton), Mary Katrantzou, Karl Lagerfeld (Chanel), Ralph Lauren, Ma Ke, Martin Margiela, Alexander McQueen (Givenchy), Kate and Laura Mulleavy (Rodarte), Anna Sui, Vivienne Tam, Isabel Toledo, Dries van Noten, Vivienne Westwood, Jason Wu and Laurence Xu will also be exhibited.

Andrew Bolton, the Curator of the New York City museum, said in a statement “From the earliest period of European contact with China in the 16th century, the West has been enchanted with enigmatic objects and imagery from the East, providing inspiration for fashion designers from Paul Poiret to Yves Saint Laurent, whose fashions are infused at every turn with fantasy, romance, and nostalgia.”

“In an intricate process of translation and mistranslation similar to the game of ‘Telephone’–which the British call ‘Chinese Whispers’–designers conjoin disparate stylistic references into a fantastic pastiche of Chinese aesthetic and cultural traditions,”he adds.

In addition to the designerwear exhibits, ancient fashions dating back to the 17th century as well as apparels worn by the famous Chinese women known for their impeccable sense of dressing like Madame Wellington Koo, Madame Chiang Kai-shek (Soong May-Ling) and Empress Dowager Cixi will also form a part of the vast display.

Also Chinese opera costumes, belonging to the celebrated performer who had inspired John Galliano’s spring 2003 Christian Dior Haute Couture Collection, Mei Lanfang, will be showcased.

Apart from the clothing exhibits, films by acclaimed filmmaker Wong Kar Wai and decorative art from Imperial China, including jade, lacquer, cloisonné and blue-and-white porcelain items, will also be featured. (PB)

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