FASHION AVENUE NEWS MAGAZINE APRIL 2014 ISSUE HITS THE STANDS

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Fashion Avenue News Magazine, the new luxury worldwide print publication featuring emerging and established fashion talent.  FAN has been looked upon in the same light as Vogue, Elle and W Magazine.  FAN features Plus Size and Straight Size on the same pages.

FAN gives new models an opportunity to receive  tearsheets and emerging designers the opportunity to have an editorial in a worldwide publication.  We also give photographers an opportunity to be in a print publication.

If you know of any fashion talent that would like to be featured on the pages of Fashion Avenue News, please do not hesitate to contact us at http://FashionAvenueNews.com  Follow us Twitter #fashionavenews, Facebook: @FashionAvenueNewsMagazine, @SofiaDavis.

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Nicole Richie debuts House of Harlow ready-to-wear line

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After the last year release of a concise five-piece faux leather-made introductory range, the American reality television star Nicole Richie is back again with her full-fledged maiden ready-to-wear clothing collection under her celebrity-favorite accessory line House of Harlow 1960.

Replicating the laid-back Californian lifestyle, the 32-year-old designer infused elements of her signature uber-relaxed fashion sense into the casualwear line, exclusively available for sale on House of Harlow 1960’s website.

Based on a neutral colour palette, the girly collection features slouchy tank tops, peasant dresses, loose-fit blouses, cardigans, pullovers, cropped sweaters, roomy pants and camisoles.

An acclaimed fashion designer-cum-author, Nicole Richie had founded her jewellery line House of Harlow 1960, which is favoured by the likes of Vanessa Minillo, Madonna, Tina Farhat and Ashlee Simpson, in the year 2008.

Richie’s debut 5-piece collection, which was sold at the online boutique Shopbop, comprised of a delicate A-line skirt, moto jacket, stylish trousers and a pair of shorts with slant pockets.

Launched in 2000, Shopbop specializes in designer apparel and accessory collections for the contemporary chic urban women.

Lady Obama favours Chinese designers on her mainland tour

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Fashion designers with strong Chinese roots have managed to grab the spotlight during the US First Lady Michelle Obama’s latest trip to China.

On her recent mainland tour, the better half of the current US president Barack Obama was seen in exquisite dresses created by not one but two extremely talented designers from the Chinese descent.

The sophisticated lady opted for a geometrical patterned black, tan and white leather and suede patchwork detailed woollen dress, selected from the California-born Chinese-American designer Derek Lam’s fall 2013 collection, for her meeting with China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan.

Later on her visit to a Beijing school, Mrs. Obama chose to sport a white button-down shirt and black pants combo paired with a matching vest, created by the Los Angeles based designer of Chinese origin Phillip Lim.

After donning two outfits from the Chinese designers, the First Lady once again surprised everyone with her final dress choice in red, a colour that stands for happiness and good fortune in China, for her meeting with President Xi Jinping. Designed by the Indian-born, American fashion designer Naeem Khan, the scarlet hued, three-quarter-sleeve lace dress featured floral patterns.

Fashion Week El Paseo showcases spring resortwear lines

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The just concluded ninth edition of annual Californian fashion revelry Fashion Week El Paseo once again mesmerised with its lines of cool breezy beachwear and other colourful trendy attires by a host of talented designers.

James Mullin, the 39-year-old designer behind the California-based fashion, retail, and production company JM Couture, sent more than 100 high-end ready-to-wear and haute-couture designs down the runway.

Adorned with hand beading and peek-a-boo details, the lace, chiffon and silk made ensembles included Roman style gowns, pencil skirts, casual denims and lightweight resortwear pieces.

Other than single designer presentations from the likes of Zang Toi and Mullin, the seven-day-long fashion, beauty and lifestyle extravaganza also showcased a spectacular catwalk space shared by the city’s 10 most popular retailers.

Showcasing spring 2014 trends, the retailers featured gorgeous little black dresses and sparkling beaded sheaths from names like Charmaine Menn, the designer and owner of Bohimi label.

In addition to the style studded catwalk presentations, the event also included one-day-only pop-up shops, set up by more than 15 designers and retailers from Los Angeles.

Local retailer Just Fabulous featured its resort-oriented tops, skirts, and shorts, while She She Clothing Boutique showcased frilly pink dresses for little girls and an edited collection of romantic-hippie dresses and tops for the grownups at the soiree, held in Palm Desert.

Mexico Fashion Week A/W’14 edition to begin from April 1

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Mexico City is all geared up to host the autumn-winter (A/W) 2014 edition of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Mexico (MBFWMx), scheduled to be held at Campo Marte from April 1 to 4, 2014.

Featuring 22 showcases of A/W 2014 collections, the fifteenth edition of the MBFWMx would have 17 nationally renowned Mexican designers presenting their creations on the runway, as well as a special showcase from 3 designers from Colombia, Uruguay and Argentina.

The four-day fashion soiree would also feature presentations from a select group of emerging talents belonging to the Centro University of Mexico and Janette Klein University.

Renowned Mexican designer Alejandro Carlin is scheduled to open the show with his A/W’14 collection. Several globally-renowned designers including Pink Magnolia, Macario Jiminez, Alexia Ulibarri, Jorge Duque, Julia and Renata, David Saloman and Malafacha would be presenting their creations during the show.

Beatrice Calles, director-general of MBFWMx, said in a statement that this year, with the support of ProMexico (Mexican agency for promotion of investment and trade), a group of important buyers from France interested in acquiring collections of Mexican designers would also be attending the show.

A Business and Knowledge forum would also be organized on the sidelines of the show during the third day, where buyers and designers would get an opportunity to exchange information, as well as form business contacts, she added.

The MBFWMx would also have a special space dedicated to the National Fashion Shop, within the precincts of the fashion week, where more than twenty Mexican designers would be exhibiting their collections to the public.

Designers present avant-garde collections at MBFW Tokyo

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The first two days of the ongoing Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) Tokyo showcased avant-garde Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 collections from both local and international fashion designers.

Thai womenswear label Sretsis, which spells backwards as sisters, opened the Japanese sartorial event with its playful clothing range. Designed by the brand’s main stylist Pim Sukhahuta, the line featured flower decorated off-shouldered voluminous dresses, cropped jackets and frothy belted frocks.

Japanese brand Dressedundressed, owned by designer duo Emiko Sato and Takeshi Kitazawa, drew inspiration from the Japanese gardens for its new catwalk presentation staged on the second day of the soiree. Based on Japanese minimalism, the line included kimono style outfits and fluid coats in vibrant hues.

Fashion label Somarta, owned by designer Tamae Hirokawa, combined art and fashion into its white crystal encrusted knitted collection which included fur lined capes and sweater dresses.

Legendary British brand Beatles’ famous roof top concert in the year 1969 played as inspiration behind Beautiful People’s Across the Universe range which showcased several plaid and houndstooth jackets and shirts.

CFDA announces nominees for 2014 Fashion Awards

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At an exclusive event hosted by CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg and Nadja Swarovski, the nominees and honorees for the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards were announced.

In collaboration with Swarovski, the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards will take place on Monday, June 2nd at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

“Swarovski is proud to announce its partnership with the CFDA Fashion Awards for the thirteenth consecutive year,” said Nadja Swarovski. “We have a long-lasting and ongoing mission to support emerging talent in the fashion industry, and The CFDA Fashion Awards is the perfect platform to embrace the next generation of American designers.”

Before the nominees were revealed, it was announced that film director and screenwriter John Waters will host this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards.  In 2012, Waters presented the International Award to Rei Kawakubo and the Fashion Icon Award to Johnny Depp. “I’m so excited to be invited back,” Waters commented through a statement, “and I look forward to taking the stage to celebrate the thin line that divides fashion between glamour and creative insanity.”

Von Furstenberg started the proceedings by thanking Nadja and Swarovski for their continued collaboration with the CFDA in support of American Fashion.

Nadja Swarovski, Von Furstenberg and CFDA CEO Steven Kolb made the announcements of nominees and honorees.

The nominees for Womenswear Designer of the Year Award are Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra of Altuzarra, and Marc Jacobs. The Menswear Designer of the Year nominees are: Maxwell Osborne & Dao-Yi Chow for Public School, Marcus Wainwright & David Neville for Rag & Bone, and Thom Browne. For Accessories Designer of the Year Award the nominees are Alexander Wang, Lazaro Hernandez & Jack McCullough for Proenza Schouler, and Mary-Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen for The Row.

Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind, Rosie Assoulin, and Wes Gordon have been nominated for the Swarovski Award for Womenswear. The nominees for the Swarovski Award for Menswear are Tim Coppens, Todd Snyder, and Shayne Oliver for Hood by Air. For the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design, the nominees are Irene Neuwirth, Jennifer Fisher, and Marc Alary.

The Swarovski Award recipients in each category will receive generous financial support from Swarovski as well as exposure to the company’s vast and innovative Swarovski crystal resources.

The honorary awards go to a diverse group of fashion luminaries. The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, named for the fiercely independent, four-time CFDA Fashion Award winner, will be presented to Tom Ford.

ICollection Harlem Fashion Week presented by Dee & Company

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After so much cold weather, the iCollection Harlem Fashion week was just what the fashion doctor ordered.  Located at the beautiful Harlem River Café, the space was just right for what Dee River of Shop Addicts had in mind.  Attendees strolled throughout the venue to look at ItWorks distributed by fitwlynn@hotmail.com, GlamExpressway, Apple Butter Boutique, & received beauty treatments form Vera Moore Cosmetics & Chic Studios NYC Lash Bar.  They also had the opportunity to sign up for editorial models with Fashion Avenue News Magazine.

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ICollection Harlem Fashion Week sponsored by Vera Moore Cosmetics, Fashion Avenue News Magazine & Isoplus featured amazing contemporary brands such as Fashionable Fits & Sophia’s Things .  An ecletic & array of  looks for Spring/Summer 14 that will take you from day to evening.

The floor buzzed with bloggers from NYC covering the event, doing interviews & mingling with VIP attendees.  The place was packed with Press & Media.

The beauty trends were flawless with pink lips, models wearing Candy & Creme foundations by Vera Moore. Hair styles by Sharie Bryant were sleek pony tails or tosled sexy hair with Isoplus Products 24 hour hold spray & other fab  (Productulous products for styling (Found in Look Boutiques or Walgreens)

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A special thank you to Dining Engagement Group, DJ Hova T , Glam Expressway.com, Vera Moore@ Vera Moore Cosmetics, Sofia Davis @ Fashion Avenue News Magazine, Max Zoto Photography, Enrique Marin Photography, Javi Torres, Mel Wright @Multimedia Mel Photography, and Sharie Bryant for Hair.

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Fashion That’s Smart

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“Fashion Empowerment Body Positivity and Wellness for Women”

Smart Glamour is a fashion brand that focuses on  “Fashion Empowerment Body Positivity and Wellness for Women. Smart Glamour is a company and brand with which is bridging the societal gap between beauty and brains. Their philosophy “ women are often made to feel that they can either be one or the other – not both”. women are targeted and their insecurities are used to sell products. Smart Glamour aims to stop this. Their goal is to nurture and empower women – giving them options to tailor and customize their clothes to their liking and size. Smart Glamour wants to take the power away from clothing and put it back where it belongs – in the hands of women.

Smart Glamour offer sizes ranging from XXS to 3X. In addition to typical sizing, customers can choose to alter their orders by choosing hem length, sleeve length, fabrication, closures, etc. Moreover, customers can also choose to send their specific measurements and have the garments tailored to them. Smart Glamour uses fashion to empower women, help them gain confidence, and spread a message of love and positivity. We believe when women put their best foot forward and feel good about themselves – they will take that positive energy and try to change the world for the better.

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More about SmartGlamour.  You can view our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/smartglamour and our website at www.smartglamour.com

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ZANG TOI – An Academy Award Winning Collection

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The Malaysian born designer Zang Toi presented a glamorous fall collection for the FW 2014 with structured well-tailored suits that convey power, mystery and an unexpected sex appeal for the women who wear it.

Elegance and opulence are the words for the evening wear of Toi, he brought a taste of 1930’s refinement with bold capes and jewel tones gowns dripped with art deco inspired jewels paired with divine furs.

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Zang combined Shanghai exotic sophistication with mandarin collars and brocade sheath dresses. Zang Toi created looks for a modern “empress” that likes to combine the tradition of the eastern world with the cosmopolitan elegance characteristic of his designs.

This is an Oscar Academy Award winning collection.

(Story by: Alexandra Castello and Sofia Davis)