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NY FASHION WEEK – WHAT SHOWS TO SEE

NY Fashion Week is here…. what shows are you attending?  Here is a short list of shows to see for NY Fashion week….

HARLEM FASHION WEEK BUSINESS OF FASHION SYMPOSIUM

It is vital that fashion and beauty professionals combine their creativity with strategic business practices. It’s not enough just to have a great show you must also have a sellable product. At the Harlem Fashion Week beauty and fashion symposium there will be a team of experienced professionals and valuable resources to provide the skills necessary to catapult your businesses to the next level.

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WHEN: Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: 163 W 125th St – 163 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

HARLEM FASHION WEEK RUNWAY SHOWS

Harlem Fashion Week will be an explosion of culture that will bridge the Downtown fashion hub to the Uptown vibe for a rich community experience.  Our goal is to produce an event that will showcase the fashion industry, provide business education for emerging designers, grow Harlem businesses, create a cultural platform and just have fun!

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7:45 PM Show  8:30 PM Show  9:15 PM Show 10:00 PM Show

WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2016

WHERE: 1220 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029

HFW FASHION BRUNCH

HFW will host a fashion Brunch as a final opportunity to network and say Thank You for a successful Harlem Fashion Week. 

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2016

WHERE: TBA

FASHION FOR CHARITY TO BENEFIT THE GEORGIE BADIEL FOUNDATION

On Thursday September 8th 2016, starting at 7:00pm Prive Group, Hype, Star Vodka, and DEG Production present the seventh annual Fashion For Charity Runway Show to Benefit The Georgie Badiel Foundation. The event will be hosted by super model Georgie Badiel to support her foundation. The finest of NYC’s society will be gathering for an illustrious runway fashion event. The Gala will feature an array of upcoming NYC designers including the designs of Feret Campos New York (https://www.instagram.com/ferretcamposdesigns/).

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The MC for the evening will be Charles Ferri from Esquire Network’s Lucky Bastards. There will also be an intermission with a live art show by Peace Simon. There will be a live performance that will feature Heidi Merrill, who has been labeled as the modern day Annie Lenox that meets Shania Twain with the influence of Pop, Country and rock fusion.

Sponsors include Star Vodka, Eurocircle, RARE Magazine, Styling on Showroom, Andrea Maack Fragrance Collection, & Dining Engagement Group.

The event will be hosted by international models and will include a one hour sponsored open bar from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. For table reservations, sponsorship opportunity and more info please email info@nycprive.com

The location is DL Rooftop Lounge on 95 Delancey Street, which is one of New York City’s premier performance venues. The multifloor club has a Miami-in-Manhattan vibe, with its roped-off VIP area, featuring plush red banquettes, and a dressy, eclectic crowd. Paul Seres, co-owner and operator, likens his regulars to the “days of Twilo and Peter Gatien’s empire, the suits hanging out with the rock stars”; now it’s a mash-up of extras from Girls with those from The Wolf of Wall Street.

SM GLOBAL CATWALK

AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

http://www.SMGlobalCatwalk.com

SMGlobal Catwalk is all about Fashion and promoting Talent within this Industry.

Our mission is to assist Designers in promoting and elevating their Brand into a profitable business by gaining global recognition and the opportunity to sell their collections at retail.

The SMGlobal Catwalk Retail Store and Online Store are scheduled for Spring 2016.

SMGlobal Catwalk is also a Talent Management company for:
Models, Make-up Artists, Hair Stylists and Photographers.

We recognize that it takes a team of experts for any successful business. We handpick individuals who are not only good at what they do but by offering ongoing opportunities and training we ensure that they are ready to take on this competitive market with industry standards and techniques that will give them the edge.

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HARLEM FASHION ROW

SEPTEMBER 8, 2016

ABOUT

HARLEM FASHION ROW

Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) is an Influential Arts & Entertainment organization that engages audiences and aligns brand partners with emerging designers of color in Fashion. HFR’s mission is to discover and showcase emerging talent of color through a platform of national events and customized multi-platform programs.

We initiate innovative events which attract a multitude of diverse influencers connected to the fashion industry. Within this industry HFR events have become the preferred event, providing a platform for emerging fashion talent of color. Harlem’s Fashion Row has defined artistic, cultural and social trends for the past 5 years, and helped launch the careers of countless influential designers and countless others have made their debut with HFR. Our objective is simply to provide real business opportunities to people of color in fashion to showcase their skills and abilities in an industry, which is often non-accessible to this group.

HFR’s signature events are media generating high profile programs that connect with the audience through unique creative conception, design, meaningful brand activations, original content development, competitions and media exposure and at the same time supporting the program’s talent initiative. HFR is a movement.

FASHION’S FRONT ROW BY MACY’S

Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row

The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Wed, Sep 7, 2016 07:30 PM

Please Note: Tickets are not available at the box office on the first day of the public on sale. ARRIVE EARLY: Please arrive one-hour prior to showtime.

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ARE YOU READY FOR THE FASHION INDUSTRY’S MOST POWERFUL EVENT FOR INDIE BRANDS ?

GET READY TO CELEBRATE THE 10TH SEASON OF FASHION’S MOST INFULENCAIL MEETING OF THE INDUSTRY’S INDIE ELITE.

SMALL BOUTIQUE FASHION WEEK IS PROUD TO PRESENT SEASON 10

SBFW is the only business oriented runway show and market geared toward small business owners, emerging designers, and novelty designers that are looking to get their start by selling to small boutiques and unique shops. Over the past 9 seasons , Small Boutique Fashion Week has debuted the collections of over 400+ brands launching the careers of some of fashion’s most powerful independent brands.

Sunday Sept 11th, watch the largest catalog of any indie fashion week event debut collections from designers and vendors from all over the globe. SBFW will host 3 separate high end runway shows (12,4,8pm) including press , and vendors providing a one of a kind runway show and shopping experience only available at Small Boutique Fashion Week.

SBFW has been featured in many notable publications and has been recognized by the corporate business world for contribution to the fashion industry. Past press and coverage includes, Fox Business Network, Forbes, CNN, The Huffington Post, People Magazine, & Fashion Bomb Daily. Join SBFW and the indie fashion elite during NYC Fashion week to celebrate this historic mildstone. Enjoy 50+brands, access to the boutique world’s most powerful owners, 30+ invited celebrity guests , and VIP gift bags and give aways from some of our best designers,  participants, and sponsors. Past sponsors include, 5 hour energy, Honest Tea, Illy International Coffee brand, and Huberts Lemonade.

ALL TICKET SALES ARE NON REFUNDABLE UNDER CIRCUMSTANCE  EACH SHOW IS 1 HOUR 

NYC LIVE FASHION WEEK

TUESDAY SEPT. 13, 2016
Xpozure Modeling, Xpozure Media & Model World Magazine, in association with Success With Teamwork, Online Media Success, JT Talent Enterprises, Runway PrestigeWear My Vest & Awesome TV, present … “NYC Live! @ Fashion Week” Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Showcase
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 — Stage 48 — in New York City.
Time —
6:00 pm — 2:00 am
Location —
Stage 48
605 West 48th Street
(Between 11th & 12th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036
Located in Hell’s Kitchen, NY … Stage 48 is a multi-use venue that hosts Concerts, Night Life, and Private/Corporate Events. Built in the 1950s as a horse stable, the building has been completely remodeled utilizing the beauty of the old industrial architecture and incorporating complimentary modern elements to create an ambience that currently does not exist in any NYC venue. A large horseshoe balcony overlooks the main floor providing excellent site-lines of the 34 foot wide stage. Several elevated VIP areas are located on both floors and a state of the art Sound, Lighting and Video system will ensure an experience like none other.
The venue features a grand ballroom with an expansive mezzanine, a private lounge level with a performance space, and a beautiful rooftop terrace with a gorgeous view of the Manhattan skyline.
Stage 48 official web site —  * www.Stage48.com
* Wm. Michael Reid, Publicist, Xpozure Media — (646) 260-9686, wmmichaelreid@yahoo.com, wmreid@modelworldmagazine.com, or via Facebook in-box —https://www.facebook.com/WmMichaelReid

PHILLY FASHION WEEK

CHIC: THE POOL PARTY – OFFICIAL PHILLY FASHION WEEK OPENING EVENT

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FASHION AVENUE NEWS

Monarch Philly, 1031 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA  7PM – 10PM

Sep 19, 2016

STYLE GALA, SugarHouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Avenue  Philadelphia, PA  7PM, COMPLIMENTARY FOOD | MUST RSVP

Sep 20, 2016

PHASHION PHEST | FASHION FROM THE TOP, One Liberty Observation Deck | Rotunda At The Shops At Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut Street  Philadelphia, PA

6:30PM – VIP FASHION SHOW

7:00PM – COCKTAIL RECEPTION

8:30PM – GENERAL FASHION SHOW

WWW.PHASHIONPHEST.COM

Sep 21, 2016

MACY’S FALL FASHION SHOW, Macy’s Center City  1300 Market Street  Philadelphia, PA  5PM

Sep 22, 2016

THE RUNWAY I Doors Open 7PM | Show Starts at 8PM  2300 Arena  2300 S. Swanson Street  Philadelphia, PA

Sep 23, 2016  THE RUNWAY II  Doors Open 7PM | Show Starts at 8PM  2300 Arena  2300 S. Swanson Street  Philadelphia, PA

http://www.phillyfashionweek.org/

ATLANTIC CITY FASHION WEEK

Friday we will show case Ready to Wear collections from today’s hottest designers and retailers. Then on Saturday, we will feature 2 couture high fashion events as we return to the boardwalk in the 9th Atlantic City Fashion Week fashion event. Designers from around the world showcase their collections in a fashion extravaganza that rivals New York City, Milan and Paris.

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General admission tickets are available for Atlantic City Fashion Week Ready to Wear on Friday and our Couture fashion show and after party event on Saturday.

VIP admission to Atlantic City Fashion Week. Premium seating to Atlantic City Fashion Week fashion show. VIP Gift bag. Entrance into the VIP Pre Event Lounge area and the official Atlantic City Fashion Week after party.

Founded in 2011, Atlantic City Fashion Week is an event that rivals the likes of fashion week NYC, Paris and Milan. Twice a year thousands descend on America’s playground to take part in a high fashion event that includes fashion shows, seminars, celebrity appearances, retail events and industry parties.

Atlantic City Fashion Week is presented in part by fashionSTYLE Magazine and KingBee Media. Atlantic City Fashion Week is a multi-day showcase of Ready to Wear and Couture Fashion. It also includes a vendor exhibition, and pre-networking events for VIP guest. ACFW is held twice a year in Atlantic City and has been attended by thousands of fashionable attendees.

This season, we will once again feature the Atlantic City Fashion Week Awards on Thursday, September 22nd at Phillips Seafood in Atlantic City. We pay homage to past seasons Top Models, Designers and Photographers.

Please come out and support ACFW on their many endeavors in FASHION ……

http://www.atlanticcityfashionweek.com/purchase-tickets.html

 

 

Africa the new Eldorado of beauty

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With a market estimated at 6.93 billion Euros in 2012 and approximately 10% annual growth compared to barely 4% in the international market, according to the World Retail Congress Africa

2013, the African continent is the new Eldorado for cosmetic giants.

A recent study found that it should achieve 10 billion € in 2017.

 

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Beauty Color Africa is a unique fair devoted to the cosmetics and beauty market in West Africa. It’s the ultimate fair for beauty, fashion and wellness professionals. But not only, is it a fantastic platform for communication, networking and business opportunities and it’s also the place to unearth new trends and innovations in beauty, haircare, skincare & spa and wellbeing.

 

It’s a great chance for brands and professionals to meet distributors, retailers, importers and buyers from all over the sub-region. Beauty Color Africa is also a fantastic opportunity to reach the African general public. African consumers, the

300 million belonging to the middle class, are discerning when it comes to product quality. They must be affordable and

reliable.

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The Ivory Coast’s middle class, foreign multinationals and many retail outlets (from shopping center to luxury boutiques) gives the country a head start over other French-speaking African countries with the opening of Carrefour and the first Beauty Success franchise. Abidjan is the economic capital of French-speaking West Africa with a population of 5 million and also the ultimate destination for fashion and beauty in Africa. This future-forward city blends modern times in harmony with the splendour of nature.

 

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Palais des Congrès at the Sofitel Abidjan Hôtel Ivoire

In a cultural melting pot, built and extended along the water, the Palais des Congrès – Sofitel Abidjan Hôtel Ivoire is a legendary and important oasis that’s constantly changing. This fantastic conference centre, shortlisted by the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015, looms majestically over an idyllic setting of water and plant life… This bright and extraordinary conference centre, designed by President HOUPHOUËT- BOIGNY, provides the best in technology and comfort for all attendees.

 

The organisers

Beauty Color Africa is the latest event from the experts in fairs devoted to the multicultural beauty industry, Marina

Marâ Marville and her creative international team.

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After 10 years of managing professional and public events such as BOUCLES D’EBENE, BEAUTY COLOR, BEYOND COLOR, COSMEETING, and FOIRE DE PARIS, Marina Marville is continuing to innovate and stay a step ahead of the trends by launching this new concept to suit the African market.

Beauty Color Africa, 11-13 November 2016 – Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Website : www.beautycolorafrica.com

Bellápierre Cosmetics – Lip Contour & Highlighting Kit

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The art of contouring with makeup has proven to be a very strong trend in the makeup industry over the last couple of years, and has been projected to remain a trend for quite some time. Its appeal is the ability to enhance the features one likes and diminish what they don’t. Many companies offer products to contour the face, but only few have ventured past that into other areas such as body and even eye contouring; Bellápierre’s Lip Contour &Highlighting Kit is the first of its kind. It contains everything one needs to enhance their pout with four full-sized products and step-by-step instructions. This eye catching kit is available in four shade options: Nude, Natural, Fierce, and Red with coordinating lipstick and lip liner in each.

The first step to contouring the lips is to ensure that they are clean and exfoliated, this will provide a smooth surface for application. Once the lips have been prepped, they are ready for the application of the Makeup Base, which is meant to prime and cancel out any natural pigmentation – so a truer lipstick color is achieved. This versatile cream dries to a powder-like consistency and is formulated with all natural oils, waxes, and mineral pigments. Makeup Base should be dabbed on the lips in a thin layer, using a clean finger.

The next step is to highlight just above the top lip, this will help bring emphasis to the skin surrounding the top lip, thereby making it appear larger. This subtle highlight is achieved with the included Highlighter pencil, which is made from natural botanical waxes such as jojoba and safflower, vitamin E, and pure mineral pigments. There is a natural skin tone variation on the face that is often covered by foundation, this product will help to reinstate a natural-looking dimensionality. The sleek pencil form of this Highlighter allows for precise application that is easy and familiar to the consumer.

Once the highlighting has been completed, the next step involves contouring with the Gel Lip Liner, which is meant to add definition and dimension to the lips. By slightly over-lining the natural lip line and strategically placing vertical lines along the top and bottom lips, the illusion of larger and fuller lips is achieved. It may seem complicated in writing, but the step-by-step pictorial on the kit ensures foolproof application every time. The Gel Lip Liner is also made with ingredients such as natural waxes, mineral pigments, and antioxidants.

The fourth and final item in the kit is Bellápierre’s award-winning Mineral Lipstick, which is meant to be applied within the outer contour lines, and smoothed over the inner contour lines. Mineral Lipstick is packaged in a chic, cross-hatch patterned tube with delicate silver accents. It is formulated with natural waxes, mineral pigments, and antioxidants. Application of this product ties everything together, and is the finishing touch to lip contour and highlighting.

To summarize, the Lip Contour & Highlighting Kit by Bellápierre Cosmetics is ideal for anyone looking to achieve fuller or more defined lips, by providing all of the necessary tools for a complete lip look. An added bonus is that the four products included are non comedogenic, as well as certified cruelty-free.

The Makeup Base weighs 8.5 grams, the Mineral Lipstick weighs 3.5 grams, and the Highlighter and Lip Liner pencils are 1.8 grams each. This kit comes packaged in a sturdy paper box with illustrations and instructions printed on it, and retails on the Bellápierre website

Lip Contour & Highlighting Kit Bellápierre Cosmetics – $74.99

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Where to buy: http://www.bellapierre.com/shop

Bellapierre Cosmetics was founded in 2005 by CEO David Oren. With a background in formulating a successful skincare line, Mr. Oren’s goal was to provide makeup to consumers that is naturally safe, and that exceeds performance expectations. The rationale was that the skin is the largest organ of the body, so why not treat it with the same respect as your heart, or any other vital organ?

Bellápierre Cosmetics – Lip Contour & Highlighting Kit

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The art of contouring with makeup has proven to be a very strong trend in the makeup industry over the last couple of years, and has been projected to remain a trend for quite some time. Its appeal is the ability to enhance the features one likes and diminish what they don’t. Many companies offer products to contour the face, but only few have ventured past that into other areas such as body and even eye contouring; Bellápierre’s Lip Contour &Highlighting Kit is the first of its kind. It contains everything one needs to enhance their pout with four full-sized products and step-by-step instructions. This eye catching kit is available in four shade options: Nude, Natural, Fierce, and Red with coordinating lipstick and lip liner in each.

The first step to contouring the lips is to ensure that they are clean and exfoliated, this will provide a smooth surface for application. Once the lips have been prepped, they are ready for the application of the Makeup Base, which is meant to prime and cancel out any natural pigmentation – so a truer lipstick color is achieved. This versatile cream dries to a powder-like consistency and is formulated with all natural oils, waxes, and mineral pigments. Makeup Base should be dabbed on the lips in a thin layer, using a clean finger.

The next step is to highlight just above the top lip, this will help bring emphasis to the skin surrounding the top lip, thereby making it appear larger. This subtle highlight is achieved with the included Highlighter pencil, which is made from natural botanical waxes such as jojoba and safflower, vitamin E, and pure mineral pigments. There is a natural skin tone variation on the face that is often covered by foundation, this product will help to reinstate a natural-looking dimensionality. The sleek pencil form of this Highlighter allows for precise application that is easy and familiar to the consumer.

Once the highlighting has been completed, the next step involves contouring with the Gel Lip Liner, which is meant to add definition and dimension to the lips. By slightly over-lining the natural lip line and strategically placing vertical lines along the top and bottom lips, the illusion of larger and fuller lips is achieved. It may seem complicated in writing, but the step-by-step pictorial on the kit ensures foolproof application every time. The Gel Lip Liner is also made with ingredients such as natural waxes, mineral pigments, and antioxidants.

The fourth and final item in the kit is Bellápierre’s award-winning Mineral Lipstick, which is meant to be applied within the outer contour lines, and smoothed over the inner contour lines. Mineral Lipstick is packaged in a chic, cross-hatch patterned tube with delicate silver accents. It is formulated with natural waxes, mineral pigments, and antioxidants. Application of this product ties everything together, and is the finishing touch to lip contour and highlighting.

To summarize, the Lip Contour & Highlighting Kit by Bellápierre Cosmetics is ideal for anyone looking to achieve fuller or more defined lips, by providing all of the necessary tools for a complete lip look. An added bonus is that the four products included are non comedogenic, as well as certified cruelty-free.

The Makeup Base weighs 8.5 grams, the Mineral Lipstick weighs 3.5 grams, and the Highlighter and Lip Liner pencils are 1.8 grams each. This kit comes packaged in a sturdy paper box with illustrations and instructions printed on it, and retails on the Bellápierre website

Lip Contour & Highlighting Kit Bellápierre Cosmetics – $74.99

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Where to buy: http://www.bellapierre.com/shop

Bellapierre Cosmetics was founded in 2005 by CEO David Oren. With a background in formulating a successful skincare line, Mr. Oren’s goal was to provide makeup to consumers that is naturally safe, and that exceeds performance expectations. The rationale was that the skin is the largest organ of the body, so why not treat it with the same respect as your heart, or any other vital organ?

Alexander McQueen pips Chanel in 'cool brands' list of 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Alexander McQueen pips Chanel in ‘cool brands’ list of 2015

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

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

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

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

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

CFDA discusses race issue in fashion

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Though strides have been made in recent years to address the lack of colour on the runways, race remains a touchy subject within the fashion industry.

In an effort to tackle the issue head on, the Council of Fashion designers of America (CFDA) held a panel discussion in New York recently on the subject led by industry activist Bethann Hardison. With heavyweights like Prabal Gurung, Edward Emninful, casting director Anita Britton, Elle’s Samira Nasr and Laird+Partners’ Hans Dorsinville participating in the conversation, the scene was set for a lively exchange, through the resulting candid manner in which the talk played out.

“It has been something that concerns me as I grew up in the industry,” Hardison, a pioneer of diversity in fashion said at the discussion, according to a blog on the CFDA website.

“The fashion industry has struggled a great deal with diversity,” the former model added. “If television can be diversified, so can we.”

Hardison pointed to the late 1980s and early 1990s as a moment in fashion when the ethnic makeup of modeling began to diversify, but that didn’t last long, prompting Naomi Campbell and Talley to approach her with the plea to champion change. The first town hall meeting on the topic was held in 2007.

A takeaway was how different people have different takes on diversity, which can range from models and designers to age and size.

Bitton, a native of England, recalled how, when she started out back home, “It wasn’t a question of race but class. I came to New York very neutral and green. There’s a lot to be said for the word inclusive.”

Enninful said that when he plans a shoot, he looks for a character that fits the concept. “Beauty for me is beauty — whether it’s black or it is Asian, it doesn’t matter for me. I only use whoever is right for the story.”

Dorsinville said there is a “continuum” from runway to advertising—when it’s a mass brand, there is an opportunity to create a campaign feature a diverse group of multiple models, whereas a designer may just be looking for a face – a muse – to represent the brand, limiting options.

Gurung added that “Race is an issue that is not just in fashion. We need to address that immediately. As a designer, I want to work with the best girls, who are the best girls for me. Sometimes, an agent says ‘If you want this black girl, you have to use this white girl,’ whom I may not like.”

“Diversity, not just in race but also age and size, is very important to me,” he added.

Nasr, who is Lebanese and Trinidadian, said the issue of diversity reaches beyond models, and includes the designer community and other professional fashion environments. Addressing the audience, which also included models of diverse backgrounds and modeling agents, she noted, “This is most colorful room I ever seen in the fashion industry, and I want to say if we want to have change, we need to grow this room.”

FASHION AVENUE NEWS – THE LUXURY, GLOBAL MAGAZINE HAS 3 FABULOUS COVERS FOR MAY

For the month of May, Fashion Avenue News magazine features three fabulous covers.  Our international Paris Cover done by Aurelien Bru and team;

FAN MAY 2015 PARIS COVER

 our Beverly Hills/Hollywood Cover done by Omar Harris & the LA team;

FAN MAY 2015 ROCKY COVER

our domestic cover done by Erich Capras and team.

FAN MAY 2015 BLK WHT COVER

Fashion Avenue News magazine is a global luxury monthly print and digital publication, reaching an audience of over 375,000 per month.  We bring you emerging and established fashion industry talent as well as the most up to the minute fashion news.

Follow us on twitter @FashionAveNews; like our Facebook page (Fashion Avenue News) and get on our mail list from our website, www.fashionavenuenews.com

We love hearing from you.

Fashionably yours,

BRONX FASHION WEEK – MAY 9TH – ESSENCE OF BEAUTY

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Bronx Fashion Week, LLC announced today their 2nd event after last year’s successful and historic first Bronx Fashion Week in the borough’s history. This year the event will be held at the historic Old Bronx Courthouse in Melrose on May 9th from 5:30PM – 9PM sharing space with No Longer Empty’s exhibition ‘When You Cut Into The Present, The Future Leaks Out’

CEO Flora Montes says “Bronx Fashion Week 2015 will bring forth a fashion celebration providing a platform for top designers and models showcasing collections from The Bronx and across the world.”? The event will feature a pre-fashion cocktail party, product launches from diverse sponsors, and performances.

“We are pleased to once again bring this major fashion event to The Bronx – the borough that has given so much to the industry where designers Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein were born and raised as were legendary fashion icons such as Jennifer Lopez and the late Lauren Bacal.” said Ed Garcia Conde, VP of Marketing and Public Relations for Bronx Fashion Week, LLC.

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The kick off event for the second year will be an unforgettable experience in another landmark setting- The Old Bronx Courthouse-which has captured the fascination and imagination of millions as it sat empty for the past 38 years.

Now, thanks to its owner, Henry Weinstein, and No Longer Empty’s exhibition, attendees of Bronx Fashion Week 2015 will also be treated to a world-class exhibition curated by NLE featuring approximately 20 artists both from The Bronx and around the world.

Bronx Fashion Week, LLC encourages sponsors to be a part of this major event as they reach out to businesses and organizations within The Bronx, across the region and internationally.

Tickets will go on sale over this weekend and those interested are encouraged to stay tuned to Bronx Fashion Week’s Facebook Page at  https://www.facebook.com/BronxFashionWeek.Org or visit http://www.bronxfashionweek.org/

About Bronx Fashion Week, LLC

Bronx Fashion Week, LLC was founded in 2013 with a mission to bring high-end fashion events to the borough along with showcasing not only top models and designers but also sponsors and vendors as well. Bronx Fashion Week, LLC also strives to give back to the community by selecting various organizations to make charitable donations from a percentage of proceeds from the events held.

About No Longer Empty

No Longer Empty fosters access to contemporary art by engaging   the public and experimental, socially conscious artists in professionally curated, site-specific exhibitions throughout New York City and beyond. Locatedin underutilized or alternative properties, free of the connotations of traditional art venues, No Longer Empty creates welcoming and inclusive experiences that support this access to art through educational and collaborative programming that harness and engage local resources.

And now, a blend of virtual and real shopping

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INDIAIndia now has its first location based fashion discovery platform, Fashalot. Consumers can now discover the finest labels in apparel, footwear and accessories available at the best prices at stores in their nearest locations by using the unique mobile app and web platform created by Fashalot.

Fashalot blends the virtual and ‘real’ shopping experience, gives its users a chance to select what to buy in a single swipe of the touchscreen while retaining the ‘real’ shopping satisfaction of trying out the product at the store, according to a Fashalot press release.

The innovative Fashalot horizontal platform was launched today on Android in Delhi and Bangalore, backed by its powerful marketing strategies for user adoption. The plan for the next six months is to expand its reach across the country with maximum retailers on board as partners.

The application aims to give an edge to offline stores and bring them an incremental footfall with an omni-channel presence. Few of the current key partners on board are Meena Bazaar, Sabhyata, Private Lives, Delco, EMDEE Apparels and other franchisee brands like Levis and UCB.

This platform will enable users to identify their choice of product and pick it from their nearest brand store. Consumers will also be given benefits of instant cash discounts while shopping at the store through the Fashalot app. Additionally, it is anticipated that soon, the application will also offer loyalty points on all shopping done at the store which can be later redeemed into a pure value discount.

Fashalot co-founder Amit Koshal said he expects more than one million users in the next 12 months. “With this – India’s first mobile and web platform – we aim to offer our consumers an easy navigation platform to scroll through the latest collections of their favourite brands while sitting in the comfort of their home or on the move. The idea is to extend an option to the customers to walk into the actual stores, see and experience the product themselves before buying,” he said.