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The Multifunctional Beach Dress for a Stress Free Holiday

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The innovative apparel brand Mumusa has just launched a campaign on Indiegogo to fund the production of the most elegant, beautiful and comfortable 3 in 1 beach dress designed so far.

“I‘d been looking for such beach dress for years – something that is beautiful, comfortable, elegant and light to carry and isn’t just a piece of fabric called a beach wrap. A dress that you can look good in both on the beach and having a cocktail at the bar afterwards,” explains Mirjam Sitin, the founder of Mumusa.

Mumusa has all the features you look for in a perfect holiday dress: it dries quickly, does not wrinkle, stays up perfectly, suits with every body type and takes almost no space in your bag. And you can wear it in three different ways to suit the occasion and the mood.

Each dress is handmade using the finest fair trade and sustainably sourced silk chiffon materials.

Mumusa dress was created to solve the problems that many women face when on holiday: the suitcase filled with so many different outfits is heavy and gets messy fast, having to constantly change clothes when going from the beach to the hotel or a cafeteria/bar, getting the clothes wet when put on bikini.

Giving back:

Each one of Mumusa projects contributes to fulfilling most direct ocean cleanup missions. A piece of profit from each dress sold is being forwarded to the most innovative and straight forward ocean cleanup projects, so each person who is buying Mumusa dress contributes directly to cleaning up our oceans.

Mumusa will be available on Indiegogo.com here beginning 18th of July for 45 days. After a successful campaign the first line of dresses will go into production in September.

Check out the campaign and get your own Memusa dress now on presale to be ready for your next holiday.

For more information about the campaign, visit the Mumusa website here.

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Christophe Gaillet, the ambassador for the l’Oréal Professionnel brand on the Cover of Fashion Avenue News April Hair Issue

 

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Fashion Avenue News, the Global, Luxury, Multi-Generational Fashion Industry Trade publication is proud to have Christophe Gaillet, the ambassador for the l’Oréal Professionnel brand on our April cover.

Christophe Gaillet, the ambassador for the l’Oréal Professionnel brand, and member of the team of Haute Coiffure Francaise (The Great Hairdressing of France), organises trainings known as “ARTISTIC MASTER CLASS DEVELOPMENT”, for hairdressers at various levels of expertise. Acquaintance with the nature of hair, stylisations, plaits, geometry, colouring, the art of making buns, introduction of innovations to traditional haircutting, etc. is his abundance of experience, which he is ready to share.

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For Christophe Gaillet transferring these “skills” to others is OBVIOUS. This artistic meeting will allow you to acquire perfect skills and techniques.

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Fashion Avenue News is excited to feature Christophe’s outstanding work.  Kindly pick up a copy at the Magazine Café, 15 West 37th Street, NYC or order on line at http://www.FashionAvenueNews.com

 

Uniformity May 20 – November 19, 2016 The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT presents Uniformity, an exhibition that explores the dynamic history behind a variety of uniforms, examining both their social roles and their influence on high fashion. Uniformity features over 70 objects from the museum’s permanent collection, many of which have never before been on view.

Uniforms occupy a unique place in our society. Designed both to blend in and stand out, they are in a way the antithesis of high fashion. Where uniform design focuses on functionality, control, and tradition, fashion promotes constant change, creativity, and subversion. Yet fashion has often drawn inspiration from uniforms of all kinds, taking functional features and transforming them into decorative elements.

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Uniformity is organized thematically to focus on four main categories of uniforms: military, work, school, and sports. The exhibition opens with a display highlighting each of these four themes, including a full Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) uniform from 1900, a fireman’s uniform from the 1950s, a contemporary schoolgirl uniform from Japan, and a professional cyclist’s uniform from 1985.

The opening gallery also includes a pair of military formal evening uniform (or “mess dress”) jackets from the early 20th century, resplendent with metallic soutache and black galloon. These features functioned to convey the rank and regiment of the wearer. The use of heavy braided threads derived from a need for protection against blades in hand-to-hand combat during the 18th and 19th centuries. Such adornments have since made their way into high fashion, as seen in a look from Ralph Lauren’s fall 2013 collection.

The exhibition continues its exploration of military uniforms in the first display, which concentrates on the importance of modern “dress” uniforms, considering how they have evolved over time, as well as how they differ among ranks, genders, and the various branches of the armed forces. On view in this section is a U.S. Army colonel Dress Blue uniform from 1950, and a World War II U.S. Naval Reserve WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services) uniform designed by the couturier Mainbocher. These are juxtaposed with designs from Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Perry Ellis that demonstrate a range of fashionable uses for the deep blue wool and gold buttons of dress uniforms.

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The next section focuses on the U.S. military’s implementation of olive drab service uniforms and cotton fatigues during the 20th century. These are represented by a U.S. Army uniform from World War I, a WAC (Women’s Army Corps) uniform from 1944, a World War II Air Force uniform that features a shortened “Eisenhower” or “Ike” jacket, and a cotton “Jeep” coat, also from World War II. These pieces are shown side-by-side with high fashion garments, such as a design from Comme des Garçons that deconstructs the olive drab service uniform by removing the sleeves while leaving the frayed edges as a form of adornment. A look from Marc Jacobs’s spring 2010 collection features a literal adaptation of an Army field jacket paired with a feminine flowing skirt to create an intriguing juxtaposition.

Naval uniforms in particular have had a marked influence on high fashion ever since the late 19th century, with “middy” collars and “Breton” stripes appearing in sportswear, eveningwear, menswear, children’s wear, and women’s wear. At the center of a platform dedicated to naval garb, two U.S. sailor uniforms from World War I illustrate the adaptability of uniform design to differences in climate and seasonal weather changes. One uniform for warmer weather is made from white cotton, while another version, for cooler temperatures, is rendered in navy blue wool. To either side are pieces that show how designers translate certain details from naval uniforms into high fashion, such as a late-19th century ensemble featuring a sailor or “middy” collar, as well as more contemporary pieces from Jean Paul Gaultier and Sacai that utilize the distinctive “Breton” horizontal stripes of the French navy.

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The final military section examines the evolution of camouflage and its impact on high fashion. Camouflage was first developed during World War I by the French, but was in wide use by World War II. Since then, camouflage design has expanded exponentially to include versions for all terrains, climates, and countries. On view in this section is a U.S. Marine camouflage poncho and helmet cover from World War II, as well as high fashion versions of the print from designers such as John Galliano for Christian Dior and Michael Kors.

From military uniforms, the exhibition moves on to uniforms designed for particular occupations, such as a chauffeur’s uniform from the 1930s and a maid’s uniform from the 1950s. A grouping of nurse uniforms from World War I and World War II are shown alongside Louise Dahl-Wolfe photographs for Harper’s Bazaar from the 1940s that demonstrate the symbolic role of the nurse’s uniform during World War II.

Also on view in this section are two TWA flight attendant uniforms from 1975, designed by Stan Herman. With their fashionable silhouettes, the two looks show how airlines used uniforms to convey an affluent lifestyle. They also show the way variety can be integrated into design to suggest a level of originality and personal style, even while the uniform remains contained within a fixed visual lexicon.

Another Stan Herman highlight from this section is his design for the original McDonald’s uniform that debuted in 1975. This ensemble demonstrates the growing importance of branding in uniform design during the late 20th century. The work uniforms section concludes with a look from Chanel’s fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection, inspired by the distinctive attire of Parisian waiters.

Uniformity then moves on to school uniforms, beginning with an Eaton suit from 1930 and then tracing the evolution of the school blazer, from collegiate jackets of the 1920s and 1940s to contemporary Japanese school uniforms. A Thom Browne suit from 2006 plays on the iconography of the school uniform, fusing the legacy of an Eaton suit with the classic gray flannel suit.

Also highlighted in this section are the influence of schoolgirl uniforms. Unlike the blazer of their male counterparts, these uniforms feature a drop-waist dress. The earliest example on view is a uniform dress issued to the female students of Marymount College during the 1920s. With a slight “middy” collar and silk tie secured around the neck, the look is a clear nod to the sailor-inspired sportswear of the time. Four decades later, in 1967, Rudi Gernreich created an homage to the style with a flirtatious, mini-dress version of the look, also on view. The Gernreich ensemble highlights the increased sexualization of schoolgirl uniforms during the second half of the 20th century.

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Uniformity concludes with a section devoted to athletic uniforms that features historic baseball jerseys, a football uniform from circa 1920, a historic track uniform, a contemporary ski ensemble, and a cycling jersey. The influence of athletic uniforms on high fashion is demonstrated in designs by Ungaro, Geoffrey Beene, Stella Jean, and Gucci, which highlight how the bold insignias and markings of athletic jerseys have influenced the logo-driven branding of many luxury brands.

Uniformity, on view from May 20 through November 19, 2016, is organized by Emma McClendon, assistant curator of costume at The Museum at FIT.

The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT, which is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is the only museum in New York City dedicated solely to the art of fashion. Best known for its innovative and award-winning exhibitions, the museum has a collection of more than 50,000 garments and accessories dating from the 18th century to the present. Like other fashion museums, such as the Musée de la Mode, the Mode Museum, and the Museo de la Moda, The Museum at FIT collects, conserves, documents, exhibits, and interprets fashion. The museum’s mission is to advance knowledge of fashion through exhibitions, publications, and public programs. Visit fitnyc.edu/museum.

The museum is part of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a State University of New York (SUNY) college of art, design, business, and technology that has been at the crossroads of commerce and creativity for 70 years. With programs that blend hands-on practice, a strong grounding in theory, and a broad-based liberal arts foundation, FIT offers career education in nearly 50 areas, and grants associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. FIT provides students with a complete college experience at an affordable cost, a vibrant campus life in New York City, and industry-relevant preparation for rewarding careers. Visit fitnyc.edu.

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ZANG TOI TURNS UP THE HEAT

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The streets of New York Fashion Week faced record breaking cold temperatures but nothing could keep celebrities, media, friends and fans from Pier 59 Studios for Zang Toi’s Fall 2016 Fashion Show. Zang Toi made sure to turn up the heat sending dresses, pant suits and gowns, rich with the dazzling colors of red, purple and black down the NYFW Runway.

This year Zang designed his collection to a crescendo of two flowing evening gowns one long, grey and black the other, all black with short skirt complemented by a long cape and Zang’s signature stocking.

The make up, Beauty By Rudy, was done to perfection, with a pop red lip.

Looks to Love:  Courchevel Chic Floor Length Coat with Saga Royal Fox Collar, Noir Handloomed Wool and Rayon Peak Lapel Blazer with Gris Hand-pick-Stitch and Sleeveless Turtleneck, Etain Silk Brocade Front Slit Strapless Gown.  A very beautiful, classy collection.

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Hair Styling: Eiji Salon for Macadamia Hair, Make Up:  Beauty by Rudy for UBATI, Manicure:  Zoya Nail Polish, Front of the House:  La Presse PR

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Photo Credits: Allison V. Brown – For Fashion Avenue News Magazine

 

RUBIN SINGER PURE GLAMOUR

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Designer Rubin Singer showed a wonderful collection displaying Style, Elegance and Glamour.  He gave you ruffles, taffeta blouses, chartreuse paneled caped silk crepe gown with shattered glass embroidery, and much much more.

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The collection has a fresh new feel, the models were stunning.

Rubin Singer’s fall / winter 2016 collection began with an exploration of his intentions as a designer. Staying true to his core image of architectural femininity, Singer delves into new categories, new shapes, and new fabrics for the new season. Unique in his approach to designing, Singer starts with an inspiration, such as the mathematical formulation “Homomorphism” (that any given formula ends up in the same place no matter how many times you change it), which is the hallmark for the fall / winter 2016 season, and then moves to fabrics – textures & colors – and from there the shape and pattern of his creations are revealed.

This collection, which debuts knitwear and more ready-to-wear separates, is a continuation of Singer’s spring / summer 2016 mathematical inspiration “vector.” Late 60’s and early 70’s undertones echo throughout the collection in the form of separates, day dresses, and dramatic evening gowns.  Multi directional silk chiffon dresses, glass embroidered eveningwear, and duchess satin jackets continue to show Rubin’s technical use of classic fabrics. Touches of Indian lamb, python, and velvet add to the sophistication and drama seen in a Rubin Singer collection, and geometric shapes and silhouettes convey the overall season inspiration.

PUBLIC RELATIONS:  Led by: erin hawker,  HAIR BY: Jon Reyman for Aveda,  MAKE-UP BY: Janell Geason for Aveda, CASTING BY: Julius Poole,  JEWELRY BY: Jacob&Co,  WATER PROVIDED By: Agua

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Art Heart Fashion Breaths New Life into New York Fashion Week With 3 Full Days of Runway Shows at the Angel Orensanz Foundatio

 

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(New York, New York)-Revolutionary bi-coastal fashion platform Art Hearts Fashion hosts New York Fashion Week shows February 15th-18th at the Neo-Gothic NYC landmark, the Angel Orensanz Foundation. A favorite of press and celebrities alike, Art Hearts Fashion brings an impressive lineup of over 20 acclaimed designers to the catwalk during 3 full days of runway shows and exclusive closing gala. The platform’s fresh take on fashion reinvigorates NYFW partnering with international platform FTL Moda in support of Global Disability Inclusion. The shows for Art Hearts Fashion will also feature an impressive lineup of designers from Serbia Fashion Week and acclaimed talents from around the globe. As a voice for artistic and cutting edge designers, Art Hearts Fashion is paving the way toward the future of Fashion Week. Art Hearts Fashion’s philanthropic drive stretches from coast to coast, putting the spotlight on how fashion can promote constructive ideals and influence the progressive evolution of the fashion industry. NYFW model sensation Madeline Stuart, the first model with Down syndrome to grace the NYFW runway, will return again this season with some of the other incredible diversely-abled models. For the full schedule please visit Artheartsfashion.com.

Featuring Designers:

FTL Designer Showcase, Gregorio Sanchez, Pineda Covalin, Willfredo Gerardo, Chaz Aracil, 7Crash, Shaco Couture, Catch Michelle, Charles and Ron, Walter Mendez, House of Byfield, Stello Official, Marina Micanovic, Zvonko Markovic Couture, Bata Spasojevic, EloCheé, Merline Labissiere, Mimi Tran, Mister Triple X, Hallie Sara, Lainy Gold, and Rocky Gathercole.

Each season, AHF works with The AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Make-A-Wish granting wishes both behind the scenes and on the runway at the shows. The platform is proud to raise funds and awareness for organizations including: Aids Healthcare Foundation, Make A Wish, Children’s Hospital LA, & Women’s Cancer Research Foundation.

The Art Hearts Fashion closing night gala will be hosted at the 40/40 club.

A very special thanks to our partners and sponsors: Official Media Partner The Fashion Social Network, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Make A Wish, Privé, Vektor Vodka, Monster Energy, Illy Issimo, SoyJoy, Luna Bar, Kristina George Handbags, The Angel Orensanz Foundation, Carat23, Monticristi and Makeup Pro.

Boulevard Nightlife Group/Boulevard Hospitality Group (BNG/BHG) partner in NYC, the Noctem Group, joins AHF as the bar partner for the week of shows.

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7crash: 7crash F/W 2016 collection is inspired by the great vitality from nature that never ends. The extension, blossom, flow come from the withered autumn and winter, presenting the persistent transformation in life. We are impressed by both vitality and strength from the leaves, streams, insects, flora in the forests. Our F/W 10 print stamp design is inspired by staggered branches the image that is the concept of our 7crash. Through the illustrations, the rose collection demonstrates the joy of children and the romantic visual senses, extending the fashion canvas of the autumn and winter. Facebook: #sevencrash. IG: @7crash.

Altaf Maaneshia: Collection is called “Magic of Woman”. Altaf dedicates this collection to his beloved wife “Narmeen Maaneshia” and all the women around the world for their undefeated power. Any time women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing. Whether it’s sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, around the table playing cards, doing social work, working as leaders or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens. This is the reason why this collection is called “Magic of Women”. It is trendy, structured, chic, narrow waist to show elegance and high shoulder to show women power. Facebook and IG: @altafmaaneshia

Bata Spasojevic, founder of the fashion brand INDIVIDUAL, will present his a/w 2016 collection for men and women, HARD ANGEL. Inspired by a mix of styles, including punk rock, rock ‘n’ roll, and futurism, the form and construction of the clothes showcases asymmetry and sculpted design. Key elements in the collection include varying materials: leather, fur, wool striped fabric, croco leather, astrakhan, as well as the unique print material with the motifs of original fashion sketches, collages and paintings of designer. The designer’s specific mix gives a special touch of chic elegance and timeless valueto the pieces. #bataspasojevic #bataspasojevicindividual #sbs #sbsindividual #serbiandesigner

Catch Michelle: Mihaela Teleaga’s Fall Winter 2016/2017 collection titled “Dream Walker” is a women’s ready-to-wear collection based on religions and universal symbols inspired by Sigmund Freud. “Dream walker” has a strong pastel color palette for Fall Winter 2016/2017. Combining yellow and pink pastel with red, grey, gold and innovative patterns keep a quiet line in the mood and tone of the collection. The fabrics are natural fibers including wool, cotton, and silk combined with leather and other fine fabrics. IG: @catchmichelleofficial Twitter: @catch__michelle #CatchMichelle #CatchMichelleOfficial #CatchMichelleAW16 #MihaelaTeleaga

Charles and Ron: Fall/Winter 2016/17″Saints, Love and Mediterranean lights”. Charles & Ron are in love, in love with the Mediterranean, in love with their Maltese heritage, and in love with beautiful feminine shapes. The Charles & Ron signature in-house designed prints take on a more graphic style this Fall/Winter 2016/17. The vibrant collection is inspired by ecclesial color schemes and by the traditional decorative lights seen on a Maltese Basilica facade during Mediterranean village feasts. http://www.charlesandron.com#charlesandron Twitter and IG: @charlesandron

Chaz Aracil’s work that will be presented at NYFW titled “Spectral Cell” is a women’s haute couture collection based on ideas of growth, spectrality and generation. Synthesizing his inspiration from nature into tactile wearable experiences, the spectrum of materials featured range from the sleek and architectural to the gestural and organic. This collection includes natural wools, leathers and printed silks, derived from his original photography. Specific looks featuring the sculptural and vibrant rubber textiles are the product of a collaboration with fellow RISD artist Zoe Lohmann. Through the application and interpretations of extensive research, a sense of both spectral grotesqueness and elegance manifests upon the body. http://www.igg.me/at/chazaracilNYFWwww.chazaracil.com Twitter: @chazaracil

The core value of EloCheé is based upon the innovative combination of contradictory materials. It is all about the pursuit of immaculate craftsmanship – knowledge of trend, basic as well as complicated universal model & patternmaking. #EloCheé IG: @houseofelochee

FTL Moda: 7 designers will create an energized setting for the launch of the FTL MODA Collection. Founded and run by Ilaria Niccolini, FTL MODA reaches an additional milestone this year on its 10th anniversary. This season the FTL Moda showcase will feature Mr. Decurtis, FUMO Bespoke, Lulu et Gigi, Dunyah, Adolfo Sanchez, Dear Rain (performer), Josefa da Silva Once again we’ll see the familiar faces of diversely abled talents such as Madeline Stuart, the model with Down’s Syndrome, Rebekah Marine, the bionic model, and Shaholly Ayers, the first amputee model to walk in NYFW without a prosthesis. IG and Twitter: @ftlmoda

Gregorio Sanchez: For this Fall-Winter 2016 season, we will see very classic and unstructured silhouettes with contrasting textures and prints. The collection will feature Scottish prints with French sequins and lace as well as leather and Spanish wool. The collection is imbued with the classic touch signature of Mexican culture present in previous collections of Gregorio Sanchez. IG @GregorioSanchezdesigner Twitter: @rgsanchezmx

House of Byfield AW-2017 collection is titled “Safari”. The theme of the collection was inspired by a 2012 trip to West Africa (Gabon). Gabon was visually sublime, beyond the scope of beauty with clear blue skies, the freshness of nature, and the earthly warm people of Gabon.www.houseofbyfield.com IG and Twitter: @houseofbyfield

Kristina George is a contemporary brand with the vision to create timeless, luxurious and bold looks. Each handbag embodies creative design, geometrical elements and unique style. The debut collection was designed with one dream in mind – to create a memorable and exquisite look that encompasses both the practical luxury and evening glamour attitude of the modern woman. This season, Kristina George handbags will be featured in the collection of Gregorio Sanchez. kristinageorge.com Twitter: @kg_handbags

Marina Micanovic will represent her fall/winter 2016 collection, “Rhythm of asymmetric”. Recognizable cuts, unusual forms, and an abundance of unique handicraft details are her personal identity in design. The artistic and innovative approach to fashion combines elements of baroque and punk with clean lines. The collection expresses and energy of underground meets avant guard with an elegant thread that runs throughout. marinamicanovic.comSocial Media: @Marinamicanovic

Merline Labissiere: I design for the creative woman working in a professional, business environment. My brand is all about my quest to combine architecture and fashion. This season, my collection tells the story of the road which people in Haiti commute from one location to the next. The combinations of these roads create new, unexplored shapes and spaces. Looking through satellite lens at the road map running across the island of Haiti and combining these lines with contemporary architectural floor plans create the vision of this collection. Each architectural detail and geographic image inspired the new silhouettes and shapes that both accent and contour the female form appropriately for both work and play. My goal is to provide creative women, who may work in more traditional business environments, with garments that exhibit minimal, clean lines and architectures accents.www.merlinelabissiere.com @mlabissiere

Mimi Tran: Known for her contemporary style that enhances a woman’s natural beauty and celebrates her femininity, Mimi Tran’s collections of embellished cocktail dresses and evening gowns incorporate only the most luxuriant materials and rely on superior construction for a look that is elegant and sophisticated – with a hint of the sensual. When asked to describe her aesthetic, Mimi points to a hybrid of European luxury, Hollywood glamour and high-fashion couture. For her Fall/Winter 2015 collection, she channeled 1920s Paris: a black palette of intricate beading, lace and lattice work with gold accents accentuating the natural beauty of the feminine form.www.mimitrandesign.com Facebook: mimitrandesign Twitter and IG: @mimitrandesign Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mimitrandesign

Monticristi Straw Hats: All of our hats reach the exclusive and distinctive characteristics that are required to be the finest straw hats. Our fine pieces are certified by the Mayor of Montecristi and the Director of Tourism of Montecristi Ecuador since May 2012. Monticristi “toquilla straw” hats are considered the finest straw hats in the world because of the location of the straw plantations, the unique climate and the expertise of our weavers. Additionally, the ancient technique of straw weaving was inscribed by the UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity due to the product universal value. This season, Monticristi hats will be featured in the runway collection of EloCheé.www.monticristi.com Social Media: @monticristi_tm @monticristi_ca #monticristi #monticristilifestyle

Mister Triple X: Designer Erik Rosete will present his FW/16 creation “X ColleXion” featuring the brands signature metallic and bold prints. The colleXion will be the the next chapter in the brands unique fashion narrative.www.MisterTripleX.com Social Media: @MisterTripleX #MisterTripleX

Pineda Covalin was founded in 1996 by Cristina Pineda and Ricardo Covalin. The company’s main purpose is to expand the richness of the Mexican and Latin American culture and traditions all over the world through fashionable products such as ties, purses, scarves and shoes, with diverse patterns on silk. Twitter: @pinedacovalin Facebook: PinedaCovalin YouTube. Pineda Covalin Pinterest: pinedacovalinmx IG: @pinedacovalin. Tumblr:http://pinedacovalin.tumblr.com/

Rocky Gathercole: Rocky Gathercole, an ardent, plucky, provocative fashion artist, exudes his dazing ideas into his avant-garde designs. A highly aggressive fashion designer with a taste for the unalike, Rocky continuously stages inimitable works of art on the vogue runway. Rocky Gathercole has made a niche in Dubai and Saudi Arabia for more than 20 years now. And he has now brought his amazing and atypical designs back to the Philippines.http://rockygathercoleatelier.com Social Media: @ilabRG

Serbia Fashion Week is a long-term project that works to create economic development and opportunities for the next generation of Serbian fashion, accessories and textiles designers as Serbia prepares for integration into the European Union. Like the other major fashion weeks in New York City, Paris, London and Milan, the Serbia Fashion Week is organized twice a year with both Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter editions. The SFW supports its new talented generation Facebook: Serbia Fashion Week IG: @serbiafashionweek #serbiafashionweek Twitter: @SerbiaFW http://www.serbiafashionweek.com

Since 2004, SHACO COUTURE by Sharon Cox-Cole has been designing high-end, elegant, day to evening apparel for ALL women inclusively. This season the brand will present the 10 piece collection, “You Are Worth It”-“YAWI” 2016. Shaco Couture offers pieces of timeless elegance, unique yet relevant day to evening looks. The collection features a diverse range of fabric including, 100% linens, airy chiffons, and 100% raw Indian silks. Original hand crochet capes will accessorize the designs. This collection in meant to spur confidence and empower beauty in today’s WOMAN because -“You are worth it”!!! http://www.shacocouture.com Like us-www.Facebook.com/ShacoCoutureTwitter @shacocouture

Stello: STELLO (formerly known as MTCostello) is a world (luxury lifestyle) made of emotions, passion and sensations for the confident and daring woman. The STELLO FW16: “Yuki-onna” Collection is Fall/Winter glamour with a Japanese, heavy-metal energy and androgynous aesthetic, heavily inspired by Yuki-onna, a vampiric snow spirit with inhuman beauty. Stelloofficial.com @Stello_Official IG @stello

Walter Mendez is one of the world’s next top designers, with an eye for texture, silhouettes, and timeless style. His work is regularly featured on celebrities, television, editorials and red carpets. He is honored to count the world’s leading ladies as clients such as Jennifer Lopez, Ciara, Selena Gomez and many more. Mendez has also been featured in countless publications such as Vogue, People Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily and Apparel News. Walter’s career propelled quickly to new heights as his quality, style and technique is highly respected. Walter lives for his work and will continue to create, as his brilliance will never dwindle. The desire to make the women’s body appear striking, eye-catching, and exquisite, is a calling that will never go away.waltercollection.com Social Media: @wltrcollection

Willfredo Gerardo: Born and raised in North Hollywood, CA, early into his young age Willfredo was always interested and involved with fashion. Style and presentation was a main component of his upbringing that filtered into his career. After attending several performing arts schools in Southern California and Sarasota Opera House, he started to migrate from performing arts and immerse himself into fashion. He moved to New York where he worked in retail and stumbled into designing bridal gowns for high-end clients, and embraced his love for designing couture. Willfredo now resides in Miami, FL currently expanding his couture line. Ninel Conde, Chiquinquirá Delgado, Alejandra Espinoza, and Daphne Joy are known to be a few of Gerardo’s star studded client list. Social Media: @WilfredoGerardo

ZVONKO MARKOVIC is a couturier from Belgrade, Serbia. His work is defined by a true sense of sensuality and a certain femininity that never fails to respect the woman’s body in its purest form, while creating contemporary choices, which are fully applicable to modern couture.www.zvonkomarkovic.com YouTube: zvonkomarkovicdesign Facebook: #zvonkomarkovicdesign

Sponsors:

AIDS Healthcare Foundation: The largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to nearly 365,000 individuals in 36 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit:www.aidshealth.org, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and IG: @aidshealthcare. Mobile users can text “FIGHTAIDS” to 41444 to donate any sum of money to AHF’s work in 36 countries worldwide.

Privé: Welcome to the world of Privé. Founded by legendary stylist, Laurent D. We are Hollywood’s Choice for Apothecary Hair Care and live to give our customers the ability to create fantastic looking and feeling hair for their own glamour, red carpet, fashion runway and everyday moments. Privé Products are rigorously tested every day from backstage at Fashion Week, to photoshoots, film sets and on clients just like you in salons across the world.priveproducts.com Social Media: @prive_hair

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Make-up artist design show Düsseldorf 2016: International Hotspot for Theatrical and Beauty Make-Up Artists

Düsseldorf, DEU. 29.03.2015. Deutsche Meisterschaft für Maskenbildner in Ausbildung / Wettbewerb - Im Rahmen der make-up artist design show Düsseldorf fand am Sonntag, 29. März, die fünfte Deutsche Meisterschaft für Maskenbildner in Ausbildung statt. Die acht Meisterschaftsteilnehmer ihre präsentieren ihre Arbeiten zum Thema „Flora – Die Welt der Pflanzen“.__MADS - Die sechste make-up artist design show am 28. und 29. März 2015 bot innovative Produkte, fachliches Know-how und kreative Inspirationen für Maskenbildner und Visagisten. Neben Ausstellerständen beinhaltete die Messe ein Vortrags-Forum mit Präsentationen renommierter Maskenbildner und eine Kreativwerkstatt. _ The sixth make-up artist design show on 28 and 29 march 2015 offered innovative products, expert know-how and creative inspirations for stage and beauty make-up artists. It provided stands of well-known companies as well as a presentation forum with presentations of renowned make-up artists and a creative workshop area. Foto: Constanze Tillmann, Exploitation right Messe Duesseldorf, M e s s e p l a t z, D-40474 D u e s s e l d o r f, www.messe-duesseldorf.de; eine h o n o r a r f r e i e  Nutzung des Bildes ist nur fuer journalistische Berichterstattung, bei vollstaendiger Namensnennung des Urhebers gem. Par. 13 UrhG (Foto: Messe Duesseldorf / ctillmann) und Beleg moeglich; Verwendung ausserhalb journalistischer Zwecke nur nach schriftlicher Vereinbarung mit dem Urheber; soweit nicht ausdruecklich vermerkt werden keine Persoenlichkeits-, Eigentums-, Kunst- oder Markenrechte eingeraeumt. Die Einholung dieser Rechte obliegt dem Nutzer; Jede Weitergabe des Bildes an Dritte ohne  Genehmigung ist untersagt | Any usage and publication only for editorial use, commercial use and advertising only after agreement; unless otherwise stated: no Model release, property release or other third party rights available; royalty free only with mandatory credit: photo by Messe Duesseldorf]
Photos: Messe Düsseldorf / Constanze Tillmann

International stage make-up artists from theatres, play and opera houses, TV studios, musicals and film production will meet at the industry hotspot in Düsseldorf on 5 and 6 March 2016. At the seventh make-up artist design show (mads) theatrical and beauty make-up artists are again in for a varied and creative programme along with that proven combination of continuous education, practical experience and trade fair. “Visitors can look forward to presentations by the big stars in this industry at the lecture forum, stars who will provide valuable tips for everyday work. Furthermore, new technologies will be demonstrated in detail and taught hand-on,” says mads Director Helmut Winkler. Exhibitors and protagonists alike appreciate the high quality of visitors along with the communicative atmosphere and family-like setting at the event. mads is an ideal platform for establishing new business contacts and catering to existing ones.

Information, Continuous Education and Artistic Inspiration

A hallmark of mads is the incomparable mix of information, continuous education and artistic inspiration. By now the word is out in these circles that the quality of the technical programme is without par in Europe. The best stage make-up artists in the industry will be in Düsseldorf in person giving away the secrets of their art for free. These international and high-calibre experts know no limits and allow the audience to share their work from movie, TV and theatre productions at the lecture forum. The stage is also always tinged with an air of Hollywood – over the past few years the guest list included Oscar winners such as Michael Westmore or Michele Burke. For 2016 Stuart Bray from the UK, Birgit Mörtl from Austria, Love Larson from Sweden as well as Dennis Penkov from Berlin have firmly confirmed their participation.

Under expert guidance at three daily workshops trade visitors will be able to try out techniques and materials for themselves at the Creative Workshop. These practical demonstrations are very popular with visitors. This year the programme will feature high-speed drawing, image processing as well as wounds and injuries. This year’s Special Exhibition will present works by British make-up artist Lan Nguyen-Grealis on the theme Art & Make-up.

75 Exhibitors and Brands

At the stands of the 75 exhibitors and brands visitors will find everything needed for professional make-up, special effects, 3D works for shaping faces and bodies as well as material for making masks, wigs and hairpieces, special tools, appliances and accessories round off the ranges.

Trainee Championship and “Golden Mask”

For the sixth time now talented trainees will come together in Düsseldorf.  This year the contestants in the German Championship for Theatrical Make-Up Artists are tasked with creating a high-impact mask themed “Extra-Terrestrial”. Participants will instil inhabitants of far-away galaxies with life and you can already anticipate who you will meet in Düsseldorf: martial Klingons, highly advanced androids, Master Yoda’s long-eared relatives or the widely popular E.T. For the contest at least two thirds of the face must be made up, at least one prosthetic must be used by the contestants and one item of head gear or wig.

At mads one national and one international prize winner will be presented with Kryolan’s “Golden Mask”. This award recognises personalities from the industry for their special commitment, artistically important masks or extraordinary lifetime achievements.

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Service is Highest Priority

mads Düsseldorf offers its visitors comprehensive services. Complimentary options include child care offered on site (from the age of 4), cloakroom and luggage storage as well as free travel on public transport in and around Düsseldorf with a valid admission ticket. Furthermore, low-cost rates within Germany on German Railways start at € 99 while package tours including trade fair admission and hotel accommodation start at € 105 (surcharge for single room use € 40). An overnight stay including breakfast at a standard hotel is available from € 37.

mads in Hall 7 of the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre is open on 5 and 6 March 2016 from 9.00 am to 6 pm. Trade visitor registration ensures that admission is restricted exclusively to theatrical and professional make-up artists. Tickets purchased online are € 30 (1-day ticket) and € 45 (2-day ticket) and include admission to the parallel event BEAUTY DÜSSELDORF; at the ticket office tickets are € 5 more expensive. Information on mads is also available online at http://www.make-up-artist-show.de.

Three trade fairs in parallel on the first weekend in March

In 2016 Düsseldorf’s first weekend in March will be all about beauty: BEAUTY DÜSSELDORF, the leading International Trade Fair Cosmetics, Nail, Foot, Wellness and Spa, will be held from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 March 2016. Overlapping for two days (on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March 2016) will be TOP HAIR INTERNATIONAL Trend & Fashion Days, Germany’s leading trade fair for the hairdressing trade, and the seventh make-up artist design show (mads), the only trade fair especially for theatrical and beauty make-up artists. New in the trade fair portfolio is the Medical SkinCare Congress on 4 and 5 March. Here trend themes will be discussed from the viewpoints of aesthetic dermatology and cosmetology.

NOTE:  The make-up artist design show is a trade fair with admission restricted to trade visitors with credentials.