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Alvanon, a global consulting firm for the world’s leading apparel organizations, has entered into a Fit Movement partnership with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an elite NYC educational institute. The partnership supplies FIT’s School of Business and Technology with advanced technical fit tools and provides its students with encouragement, mentoring and class seminars covering the business of fashion, it said n a press release.
“Alvanon’s Fit Movement is designed to nourish, grow and reestablish the art and science of apparel manufacturing in New York City,” said Alvanon CEO Janice Wang. “To that end, we are working with industry associations and schools, and supplying them with tools, technology and training that address the manufacturing sector of the fashion business.

”The Fashion Institute of Technology’s dean, Steven Frumkin, has been unwavering in bringing his school’s support to the reskilling of NYC apparel manufacturing. Together, we are helping to cultivate new generations of ‘hands on’ artisans, such as patternmakers, who are essential to garment production.”

In addition to world-class technical development tools, students will benefit from Alvanon’s extensive product development experience with the world’s leading and most successful apparel brands and retailers.

Alvanon’s association with FIT focuses on its school’s Technical Design Department. FIT’s Bachelor of Science program in Technical Design educates students in all phases of product development.

“We have production and computerized patternmaking, spec, grading and fit correction courses,” says Deborah Beard, Chair, Technical Design Department, Fashion Institute of Technology. “The issue of fit is central to the business of fashion. You might be a great fashion designer and have great production and sales people, but if the garment doesn’t fit, at the end of day you lose your customer’s interest.”

Alvanon is also a member of FIT’s Technical Design Advisory Board, which focuses on current curriculum challenges and strategies to provide students with additional practical experience.



The Women’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection is the product of a Situationist dérive: the playful practice of crossing and exploring urban spaces. The dérive adopts an unconventional strategy of geographical displacement punctuated by random and indeterminate movements. Paths take shape according to the stimuli of the city. These paths push toward the unknown and contemplate the possibility of getting lost  as an opportunity for learning and discovery.

Neverthless, the dérive does not exclusively celebrate losing oneself. It is configured above all as a clue-based technique for understanding the contemporary: an exploratory process of collecting and interpreting signs, suggestions, vital traces, emotional tonalities, and symbolic worlds.



These hints gather on the collection’s clothes to form eclectic palimpsests rich with heterogeneous references. The clothes are transformed into psycho-geographic maps capable of recording the urban unconscious: maps that embroider the world within a discourse of affectionate intimacy.  The reference is to the Carte de Tendre, published in 1654 by Madeleine de Scudéry: a map of tenderness, a moving topography of desire. In fact each object in the collection is offered up as a small atlas of emotions, a treasure chest of aesthetic references, a sentimental cartography in which patterns, extraordinary craftsmanship, and rarefied materials are interwoven.



The exploration of the world results in a tender mapping in which the aesthetic dimension is deeply imbued with the political. Indeed De Scudéry’s map celebrated a rebellion against conventions: a revolt based on the recognition of women’s inner world. “In this respect, the power of her vision can be inspiring even today, not only because her discourse contains a political affirmation of desire, but because it permits us to reposition sentiments on our own map, and therefore to alter the cartographies we use to navigate our world.” (G. Bruno)



Photos/Text: Gucci



Red: the subtle thread leading a silent revolution that brings a breath of the unexpected to the world of Giorgio Armani. It makes a statement about a new femininity: it is strong and powerful, without relinquishing the possibility of soft understatement. Sensuality is here, but never in a way that is unsophisticated.

Linda Cantello, International Make-up Artist Giorgio Armani, develops a new make-up look: “Inspired by the Fil Rouge collection, I love the idea of a softly ethereal pearly grey eye with a myriad of reflexions, anchored by the newness of geranium red lashes. Worn together with a rosy, healthy summer complexion, accentuated by a pinkish blush, and finished by a softly flushed mouth.”

THE ARMANI RUNWAY MAKE-UP COLLECTION fwma11.05com-milan-fashion-week-ss-2016-giorgio-armani

For many seasons, Giorgio Armani Beauty has created the Lab Armani Runway, a unique tool designed for use backstage at Giorgio Armani fashion shows. Composed of a range of pigments and bases, the Armani Runway Lab enables Linda Cantello to create colours live backstage.

Since the Spring Summer 2015 season Giorgio Armani Beauty is making the products formulated by the Armani Runway Lab available to its customers.

The ARMANI RUNWAY Spring Summer 2016 Make-up Collection is a range of four products in exclusive shades: a couture face-and-eye PALETTE (three eye-shadows and a blush), an EYE TINT, an ECSTASY LACQUER, and a NAIL LACQUER, all created backstage. The make-up seen on the runway will be available in a limited edition in selected stores from February 2016 at the same time as the matching fashion collection.


The Giorgio Armani Spring Summer 2016 Runway makeup look step by step


Achieve a young, fresh and natural skin by preparing the skin with the new ARMANI PRIMA GLOW-ON MOISTURISING BALM. Giorgio Armani Beauty will launch in March 2016 a new innovative skincare range with ARMANI PRIMA, an advanced skincare line for all-day makeup glow. With ARMANI PRIMA, skin is flawless, radiant, hydrated and touch-up free all day long.


Apply a combination of CREMA NUDA and HIGH PRECISION RETOUCH in shades matching skintone.

Blend softly over cheekbones the ARMANI RUNWAY SS16 BLUSH to create a healthy glow

Finish by powedering lightly on T-zone when needed with LUMINOUS SILK COMPACT in shade 2.


Eyebrows are natural, filled softly with EYE&BROW MAESTRO in shades matching the hair color.


Create a wash of grey by mixing the custom-made shades of ARMANI RUNWAY SS16 PALETTE – a trio of iridescent eyeshadows: pearl, pearl grey, pearl copper. Blend it over eye lids, onto the outer corner and under the eyes.

Add ARMANI RUNWAY SS16 EYE TINT on top for a multi-reflections impression.


Use BLACK ECSTASY MASCARA in Obsidian black on top lashes. Let it dry and then apply on top lashes the custom-made red mascara by the ARMANI RUNWAY LAB, previewing the upcoming EYES TO KILL EXCESS MASCARA in shade 4 Rouge Iron (on counter in May 2016).


Apply ARMANI PRIMA EYE & LIP CONTOUR PERFECTOR, and keep the lips very natural and sheer with the ARMANI RUNWAY SS16 ECSTASY LACQUER.


Custom-made ARMANI RUNWAY NAIL LACQUER in vibrant geranium red shade on hands and feet

Photos/Text: Giorgio Armani


London fashion label Alexander McQueen, now under the creative direction of Sarah Burton, is the most wanted fashion label according to CoolBrands, the company devoted to create an annual list of the “hot” brands in Britain.

Alexander McQueen, now under the creative direction of Sarah Burton, was ranked two places higher than Chanel. The brand was the subject of a recent, sold-out exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum titled Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.

Fashion labels considered cool enough to make the cut include lingerie company Damaris, luxury sleepwear brand Olivia von Halle, cult sunglasses brand Linda Farrow, jewelry designer Stephen Webster and shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood. Luxury e-tailer Net-a-Porter also made the list, as did Storm Models, the London-based agency which discovered Kate Moss and represents Poppy Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn.

Revolutionary hairbrush Tangle Teezer was commended for using “disruptive technology” to achieve “global cult status” in the beauty segment.

Big beauty brands Benefit and Aveda were also listed as ‘cool’ alongside Jo Malone’s Jo Loves fragrance venture thanks to its founder’s “undeniable passion for fragrance, pouring undiluted creativity into innovative new products and entertaining experiences.” Hairdressing chain Toni & Guy also made the cut. (SH)

Run, jump and dash into the latest revolution in foam footwear this spring with Crosskix! Be part of the growing trend of the energizing, sleek and sporty Crosskix lifestyle and culture that is dominating the foam composite footwear market.


Crosskix is more than just another EVA shoe to slip on and casually wear. It’s pioneering functionality in mold-injected footwear for multi-purpose uses that comes in striking, attractive and sporty designs. Each shoe is designed and engineered for the best impact absorption, ventilation and water use. The stylish and functional athletic shoes are rugged enough for rigorous obstacle course races (TUFF MUDDER, etc), comfortable for marathon runs, and stylish for everyday casual wear in and out of the water!

yellowBe one of the first to experience Crosskix’s APX and 2.0. The Kickstarter “super early bird” SPECIAL pricing will start at $34/pair (any style, color, or size). Suggested retail price starting at $64/pair. These prices are exclusively available during the Kickstarter campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crosskix/crosskix-20-and-apx-new-and-improved?ref=discovery  until completion. Target delivery date is April 2016.

Crosskix’s 2.0 design is a follow-up to the signature 1.0 shoe with more improvements in design and functionality. Features include a fully circleadjustable tongue with slits on the medial and lateral sides for high insteps. A strong marine Velcro securely fastens the instep strap while submerged in water. Crosskix also added a “pin fastener” on the upper lateral side that can be inserted into pre-drilled holes on the instep strap. This allows users to wear the 2.0 as loose or as tight as they want.

The APX is designed to fit, feel and function like a high performance greensneaker. New features include a full tongue with 9mm wide anti-chorine elastic specifically made for water — and will not dry up and crack. The instep can be adjusted to any height. Like the 2.0, the APX also incorporates stylish air and water vents and scupper drain holes on the rear medial and lateral sides of the shoe.

Both the 2.0 and APX are designed recreational and athletic uses and are perfect for water sports and recreational activities where the user needs to go from land to water and back, without having to switch shoes.

Don’t miss this opportunity and be the first to experience the most comfortable and functional athletic shoe in foam composite footwear with the Crosskix’s new Kickstarter for the APX and 2.0 design — just in time for Spring/Summer 2016 delivery.

Great for all ages, these Crosskix designs are perfect for anyone looking for a comfortable all-purpose athletic shoe for grey redeveryday use. Please visit crosskix.com or contact sarah@chicexecs.com.


Oh so fresh. Oh so new.

Sparkling with sexy energy, Eau so Sexy explores her most playful side. Fresh, flirty and forever young. Iconic and sexy cool. Making everyday glamour look eau so easy. It’s our freshest scent yet – a flirty mix of crisp, vibrant florals and luscious fruits with just a touch of airy warmth.

The collection:

Victoria’ s Secret Eau So Sexy Eau de parfum – 1.7 oz – $52

Oh so glam. Eau So Sexy.

Victoria’ s Secret Eau So Sexy Fragrance Mist – 8.4 oz – $25

Sheer fragrance mist offers a lighter rendition of the fresh, tempting scent.

Victoria’ s Secret Eau So Sexy Fragrance lotion – 6.7 oz – $20

Luxe lotion leaves skin feeling soft and touched with fresh, tempting scent.

Fragrance family: Fresh Gourmand

Notes: Bergamot, Paradise Apple, Chantilly Cream

Oh so fresh. Oh so new.


The Trend:

Just in time for the cooler season ahead, Eau So Sexy takes a fresh, sparkling scent and gives it a sexy twist by adding an unexpected touch of airy, gourmand warmth.

Fun Fact:

Made exclusively for VS, our Chantilly Cream accord is a weightless warm mix of luscious fruits and ethereal musky florals. This indulgent note was inspired by Chantilly Crème, which originated in Paris and was created specially for Louis the XIV.


Photographer:  Paul ShootMeNYCmodels Walker IG @shootmenycmodels


Supermodel Georgie Badiel To Launch Eponymous Foundation To Develop Clean Water and Sanitation In Burkina Faso.

Fashion Avenue News Magazine had the opportunity to attend the Models For Water Fundraising event with SuperModel Georgie Badiel.  Numerous celebrities were in attendance such as Fashion Week Designer Zang Toi, classically trained opera singer/model/designer RADMILLA LOLLY, Supermodel Princess Adex and many more.  Photographer for the evening was Paul Walker, supplied by Fashion Avenue News magazine.

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Georgie hails from Burkina Faso in Africa, Georgie Badiel is a former Miss Burkina Faso and Miss Africa in 2004. After a successful debut walking for Jasper Conran, Duro Olowu and Ben de Lisi in 2007, Georgie signed with MUSE Management in New York in 2008, hitting the runway for Diane Von Furstenburg, Marc Jacobs, Issey Miyake, Louis Vuitton and Chado Ralph Rucci in New York and Paris. Signaling her rise as one of the industry’s top models and a leading face in the continued emergence of top models from Africa, Georgie was selected as Model Of The Year in 2012 by ARISE, the magazine that CNN called ‘Africa’s Fashion Bible.’


Sofia Davis, Editor-in-Chief of Fashion Avenue News is PROUD to have had Georgie as a Cover Model, as well as being her “OFFICIAL GODMOTHER”.  We are very happy to work with such a wonderful, humble Supermodel and want to let everyone know about Models for Water.

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Water. A natural resource so accessible and prevalent for us in the USA that we hardly give it a second thought. In fact, the mere turn of a faucet handle or twist of a bottle cap gives us access to such an unlimited and cheap supply of water that we use and waste millions of gallons annually without ever consciously thinking about it, how we derive it or what our lives would be like without it.

Sadly however, for many around the world, life without access to clean water is a grim reality. For them, water is a precious item that’s difficult to get, often in very short supply and in a very real way, the difference between living and dying. As the world gets ready then, to focus its global media spotlight on New York City’s Fall Fashion Week in September, supermodel Georgie Badiel is using that platform to launch the GEORGIE BADIEL FOUNDATION, a non profit organization whose mission is to provide access to clean drinking water, wells and sanitation for the people of her homeland Burkina Faso and for similarly affected people on the continent of Africa as a whole. Additionally, the Foundation seeks to kickstart Nature’s rain making cycle by planting trees which will also help provide shade and root structures that help retain the viable soil that;s necessary to plant crops.

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Georgie’s passion and drive to create change stems from her memory of the hardships she endured as a young girl going to get water for her family and the fact that the same situations exist today, more than twenty years later, for young girls all over Africa. This lack also creates deeper, more lasting problems ranging from personal health issues to a lack of education among young girls whose parents need them to get water daily rather than attend classes to obtain an education. Her story (seen on the Foundation website http://www.georgiebadielfoundation.org) is a compelling one and has already begun to raise awareness about her efforts and ideas to bring solutions to the problems that exist.

Even prior to launch, support has been committed from a variety of private and corporate entities including the phenomenal, classically trained opera singer/model/designer RADMILLA LOLLY who will give a private performance at the launch, MAJOR MODELS, DUCA SARTORIA, MACDELLA COOPER, THE SEGAL FAMILY FOUNDATION, ZANG TOI, GREYLOCK CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, KAMASUTRA VODKA,VOGA ITALIA and others, with many already working along with the Foundation to develop long term initiatives to ensure consistent funding.

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“The people of Burkina Faso have been waiting all their lives for this,” says Georgie. “I want to make their dreams a reality.”

ABOUT THE GEORGIE BADIEL FOUNDATION – http://www.georgiebadielfoundation.org

The Georgie Badiel Foundation was founded and launched in 2015 as the evolved platform of a previous organization Georgie co-founded called MODELS FOR WATER. GBF’s mandate is to provide access to clean drinking water, wells and sanitation for the citizens of Burkina Faso in Africa which can then help put an end to diseases and social ills which thrive in a water deficient environment.

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Seeing the devastating effects that the lack of water can have on a village, a people and a nation, Georgie is a strong advocate of the responsibility for developed countries, corporations and capable individuals to do their part to help provide this most basic of human needs. The Foundation is headquartered in New York and seeks to use technology, social lifestyle opportunities and artistic ventures to raise the funding needed to achieve its goals.

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