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MAISON MARGIELA – MEN DARLING…

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In a postmodern world, masculine fragility need not hide behind closed doors.

The Maison Margiela questions the tropes that define the role of man in today’s society – his uniform, his armour, and the tactile underpinnings of his sartorial wardrobe. When all expectations fall away, what melancholic remnants remain in his age of post-emotional experience?

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Answers abound in the salvaged effects of past lives, when archetypes were once vested with authenticity. Gradations of the two-piece suit reflect process and power, as the proud craft of full-canvas tailoring is rendered decorative by exposed basting stitches (like spontaneous embroidery). Coat shoulders are rounded and soft, trousers fall to a loose cuff, and shirtsleeves flutter in silk poplin. Domestic foulard prints like curtains or tablecloths are illustrated with pastoral scenes and heraldic insignias, re-assembled as new shirting hybrids snapped together with salt-shrunk jersey or chambray cotton. Sepia-toned tweeds and Prince of Wales checks mingle with technical shell tanks and purist knit swimsuits that evoke a lost athletic elegance. Square-toed loafers fold down at the heel, and lace-up boots become a trompe l’oeil sandal.

Produced from found garments of varying sources and periods, ‘Replica’ styles are signified by an external white label, whilst a selection of seven ‘Re-edition’ garments return to the Spring Summer 2017 collection from within the Maison’s archives – designed between 1999-2005.

The rain falls down on last year’s man, an hour has gone by and he has not moved his hand.

Best Smeller for Fall and Winter

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With the end of the summer around the corner, winterly sweetness approaches: When it’s getting colder outside, we start longing for warm, aromatic and heavy fragrances. With shorter days and lower temperatures, chypre scents, oriental and gourmand aromas are coming, too. we present the fragrances that will sugarcoat the coziest time of the year even more!

Four seasons and its fragrances

Fall marks the transition between summer and winter. In order to have the proper scent ready for this season that will make our individual personalities stand out in any wind and weather, many perfume lovers have started collecting their very own “seasonal scent storage”. Aquatically fresh as well as sweet and fruity summer fragrances are now to be toss in storage in a cool and dry place for a winter slumber. Different fragrance compositions with a more weighty quality are now on spot: earthy, woody, soft, balsamic, warm and sensual scents; attributes that fit especially well to fall and winter. The new every day companions predominantly contain warm accords such as vanilla and musk.

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Fall Scents

Anything goes this fall: a great number of aroma combinations are possible during this season. Women now prefer the warmth, whereas men rather go for woody and spicy fragrances. Many people also like to wear chypre scents besides oriental and spicy compositions: this is a perfume category that consists of a lemon-heavy top note such as bergamot or orange, a flowery heart of rose or jasmine oil and a warm, woody and mossy base note of oak moss and musk. With its earthy heavy, moldy sweet, very exotic scent, Patchouli is another important ingredient of oriental fragrances. In addition, the outlandish heavy, smoky scent of vetiver is very intense and long-lasting that hence fits perfectly to fall season.

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Sandelholz, as one of the oldest perfume ingredients, has a warm, soft, woody balsamic and sweet smell that steadily stays on the skin for quite a long time. It belongs to the precious, more expensive perfumery raw materials and is responsible for the fragrance’s classic woody note.

The all-time classic vanilla is the world’s best known aroma of mother nature. Its scent is very intense and yet, sweet and gives deepness and a long-lasting presence to perfumes.

UNIQUE BLEND MODELS FASHION WEEK August 5 – 6

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UNIQUE BLEND MODELS FASHION WEEK – EVENTS 2016

ARE YOU READY?

Join us on August 5, 2016 to August 6, 2016 as we present 2016 Unique Blend Models Fashion Week.

This page will include all the tickets for the the three days events including the opportunity to purchase the vendor’s package. Please email Andrene Williams at ubmfashionweek@gmail.com for information on sponsorship packages.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Ladydoves Self Enrichment Non-profit Youth Organization.

EVENTS:

FRIDAY, AUGUST  5, 2016
SUITS-N-SWAG (all male fashion show)
PLACE:  Holiday Inn at 440 West 57th street
TIME:    6pm-10pm (doors open at 6pm)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2016
BIRDS OF PARADISE (all female show)
PLACE: Holiday Inn 440 West  57th street New York, NY
212-581-8100
TIME:    6PM-11PM (doors open at 6pm)

VENDOR PACKAGE: The vendor package for Gold, Silver and Bronze include ad in our program. 5 minutes talk time and position near the entrance.

PLEASE NOTE THE AUGUST 6, 2016, BIRDS OF PARDISE, HAS VIP TABLE AVAILABLE FOR $300 AND SEATS 8 PEOPLE. THIS IS AVAILABLE ON FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASES.

Last year’s event was great. This year we promise to make it even better. We look forward to having you joining us for an event with a  worthy cause.

WHEN:  Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 6:00 PM –
Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 11:00 PM

WHERE:  New York – New York, NY – View Map

 

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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FAN FRAGRANCE LAUNCH TODAY 6:00PM

FAB BLK PERUME IN HAND

FABULOUS, THE SEXY, SOPHISTICATED NEW FRAGRANCE BY
FASHION AVENUE NEWS

(SwimWear Fashion Show 7:30pm SHARP)

This is a PERSONAL VIP INVITE from Sofia Davis, Editor-in-Chief of Fashion Avenue News Magazine (The First Lady of Fashion) in conjunction with Todd Wharton, LTC and TV Host, Kelly Phoenix to join us as we launch FABULOUS the Sexy, Sophisticated new fragrance by FASHION AVENUE NEWS MAGAZINE.  This SOFT launch will be held on Wednesday June 22, 6:00pm – Until, at Suite 36, 16 West 36th Street, NYC.  As VIP Invited guest, you will have the opportunity to sample FABULOUS before it goes PUBLIC.  Come out and network with the friendliest people in the Fashion Industry.  Bring friends or come alone, you will have a great time. Swimwear Fashion Show starting at exactly 7:30pm. – ALL FREE

Fashion Avenue News & Model World Magazine will be looking for Editorial & Cover Models for Magazine placement at this event.  There will be lots of Magazine CEOs, Models, Make Up Artists, Photographers, Fashion Bloggers at this event, so come on out and NETWORK.

Sign up for our VIP list, because we know how to treat our VIPs.  Like our FaceBook Page – Fashion Avenue News.

You must be 21+ to attend this event, no exceptions, you will be carded at the door, dress code:  business casual (NO JEANS/SNEAKERS)

THE FABULOUS MET GALA

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Tonight, celebrities from the worlds of fashion, film, sports, art, and music will gather at The Met for the Museum’s Costume Institute Benefit. This year’s gala celebrates the exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, on view May 5–August 14, 2016.

Follow The Met’s Instagram and Twitter accounts, ‪#‎MetGala‬ and‪#‎ManusxMachina‬ for live updates from the event.

Beginning at 6:30 pm EDT, gala Co-chairs Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, Jony Ive, and Anna Wintour and red-carpet-ready guests will walk the iconic steps of The Met Fifth Avenue. The evening’s celebration provides The Costume Institute’s annual funding for exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, and capital improvements.

Manus x Machina features more than 150 examples of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear dating from the early 1900s to the present. The exhibition examines various creative processes and unravels how designers reconcile the handmade with the machine-made in a world increasingly influenced by technology.

FASHION AVENUE NEWS SHOOTS SWIMSUIT ISSUE AT SUGAR BEACH ON THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND OF ST. LUCIA

 

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We are excited to be invited by Joycie Mederick of Cinnamon Productions to cover the Hot Couture Fashion Show as well as shoot our legendary SwimWear Issue at the Sugar Beach Resort in St. Lucia.

This is the location that Matt Damon from Oceans 12 got married. George Clooney and the rest of the cast stayed.….DARLING…. and we are Over The Moon to be able to utilize this luxury resort.

The Fashion Avenue News Team consist of Celebrity Photographer and Managing Partner, Allison V. Brown.  Allison will direct the SwimWear shoot and scout the ideal locations at the Sugar Beach.  Paul Walker, known for capturing that right photo at any event or runway show, will work closely with the models, getting that photo just right.   Dwight Eubanks, Styling Director for Fashion Avenue News magazine, will make sure everything comes together……FABULOUSLY…….

Editor-in-Chief, Sofia Davis will, of course, be Networking to build a Fashion Bridge between St. Lucia and New York City.  The goal is to develop Fashion Avenue News Magazine – St. Lucia, and we start with the SwimWear issue.

We look forward to a long term Fashion Relationship with the island of St. Lucia and Joycie Mederick of Cinnamon Productions.

Here is a little background on the Sugar Beach Resort.

Awards & Accolades

2016 Fashion Avenue News Magazine – Shoots Legendary SwimWear Issue at Sugar Beach
2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings – Best Hotels in the Caribbean
Telegraph Ultra Travel 50 Greatest Hotels of the World 2016
Conde Nast #5 Top 40 in the Caribbean 2015
Favourite Caribbean Luxury Hotel, Telegraph 2015
Best Spas in the Caribbean, Departures 2015
Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award, Best Resorts in the Caribbean
Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2014
Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2014
Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award 2013, Top Hotels in Caribbean
“Travel + Leisure It List 2013,” Best New Hotels
“Conde Nast Traveler Hot List 2013,” Best New Hotels of 2013
Forbes “10 Honeymoon Havens for 2013”
Top 30 Hotels in the Caribbean and the Atlantic, Sugar Beach #19
Sunday Times Travel Magazine World’s Best 100 Hotels 2011
“Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards 2011”, Featured in “Caribbean’s World’s Best Debut”
“Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2011,” Readers’ Selection of “Best Places to Stay in the World”

ST. LUCIA HOT COUTURE SHOW- FAN SHOOTS SWIMWEAR COVER

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FASHION AVENUE NEWS

COVERS SAINT LUCIA HOT COUTURE FASHION EVENTS AND SHOOTS SWIMWEAR COVER ON BEACH

Fashion Avenue News is excited to be invited as International Press to Saint Lucia Hot Couture Fashion event at the beautiful Sandals Grande Ballroom.  St. Lucia Hot Couture will feature international designers from all over the world, along with a full week of Fashion activity.

Fashion Avenue News will shoot their International SwimWear Cover on the beaches of St. Lucia.  Editor-in-Chief, Sofia Davis says “We welcome the opportunity to build a Fashion Bridge between the U.S. and the beautiful Island of St. Lucia as well as developing a MEDIA HUB there for Fashion Avenue News.  We will shoot our SwimWear Cover as well as seek out Photographers, Models, Make Up Artists, Fashion Journalists, Bloggers and all types of Media personalities to develop the St. Lucia Fashion Avenue News Media Brand.

FAN FLYER BLOG SWIM COVERThe Fashion Avenue News Media Team traveling to St. Lucia consist of Editor-in-Chief Sofia Davis, Allison Brown-Managing Partner and Fashion Photographer-Paul Walker.

If you are interested in attend the St. Lucia Fashion Show, see above flyer.  We want to thank everyone for the opportunity allowing  Fashion Avenue News  to be involved in this wonderful event in St. Lucia.  This is the beginning of a great business relationship.

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Fashion Avenue News Magazine is a global luxury print publication.  The focus is global independent, emerging and established fashion industry talent.

For additional information, visit http://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.

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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Designer Rocky Gathercole Feb. 2016 Cover of Fashion Avenue News

(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.

For press inquiries email nicole@parkerwhitaker.com

For all other inquires please email Erin@parkerwhitaker.com

Designers:

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

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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

Illy Issimo: FOR THOSE WHO DEMAND EXCELLENCE, THERE’S ONLY ONE COFFEE DRINK This isn’t just coffee. We think it’s the perfect coffee. A signature blend of 100% Arabica coffee from 9 different beans. An authentic espresso drink crafted over 80 years by 3 generations of very picky Italian masters. So bravo, as we say in Trieste, on such a wise choice. illyusa.comSocial Media: @illyusa

Make-up Pro was founded by Chika and Cheve Chan, sisters and pro entrepreneurs, whose mission is to give all women a platform that rejects traditional paths and instead offers a creative haven for the individual. They will be introducing a new line of professional makeup products for their artists backstage during Art Hearts Fashion NYFW. These paramount products are high in pigment and long-lasting – perfect for the runway and every day wear.www.makeuppro.org or follow us on IG: @makeuppronewyork.

Vektor Vodka is the international, multiple gold medal winning vodka, hand-crafted, distilled, and bottled by Ukraine’s oldest and most distinguished distillery. Created with artesian waters from the beautiful Cherkasy Region, and distilled 7 times from Russian Winter Wheat. The finest Lux class spirit gives Vektor its exquisite smoothness, and unparalleled clarity, texture, and luminescence. Naturally gluten-free. This is how a Luxury Vodka is meant to be experienced. http://www.VektorVodka.com Social Media: @vektorvodka