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MODEL WORLD MAGAZINE PRESENTS THE FASHION ICON AWARD TO PRAKASH PATIL

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This year at the annual Fashion and Beauty Olympics, $10,000 CASH Designer  and Model Competition, Model World Magazine will present Prakash Patil aka Mr. India Galaxy, with the Fashion Icon Award.  The event will take place Saturday June 13, at the Holiday Inn on W. 57th Street in New York City. For more more information visit, http://www.FashionAvenueNews.com and click on $5,000 tab.

Prakash Patil, already a Supermodel in his own right and a legend in his homeland, India, has carved a fashionable legacy in the United States.  He has numerous awards for outstanding work in fashion and film.  Below is some background information on his many achievements.  We are honored to present him with the Fashion Icon Award.

International Model / Actor / Young Entrepreneur – Prakash Patil

 Prakash Patil is the true living youth legend of passion, commitment, humanity and inspiration to this generation.  Prakash Patil is a Multi-talented, respectfully all-rounder icon, most humbled personality that USA has admired and handsome young man from India. Prakash is Winner of Couple of Pageants ie MR.INDIA GALAXY, MR.SOUTH ASAIN PRINCE, Winner of Jewel of India Calendar Hunt & reality episode.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Masters in Business Administration, and Masters in Managing Information Technology in the United States.

He is also recipient of many awards & honors for his service to community in IT career, Academic and Entertainment.  Just to name a few “International Youth Advocate Humanitarian Award” from The Youth Représentatives of the  National Council of Women of the United States, United Nations. “International model of The Year” from New York Fashion Awards, “Fashion Rock star of the Year” from Unsung Heroes, “Talent of the year ” from Nassua County State of New York,  etc.

His journey was far from being easy, but with his determination he has accomplished many honors at such a young age and being face of couple of media. Newspapers. He strikes a great balance between acting, modeling and IT Engineer. He is one of successful model featured in many magazines, walked for several famous designers and major fashion weeks in USA & aboard.  Played as a lead Actor in Film “The Other Side of New York” and has won awards in International Film Festivals.

In spite winning many title awards, people admire his humbleness and helping nature towards others.   After winning the most coveted title of Mr. India Galaxy, Prakash adds, “I wish to thank everyone for giving me such a great opportunity to showcase my talent across the globe. It is a great moment of glory as I am honored at such a prestigious event in front of such illustrious guests. I look forward to using this opportunity to achieve greater heights and giving back to those who have showered their love on me and believed in me. I will utilize my achievements for the welfare of people in the world.

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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.”

Milan toasts Giorgio Armani on his 40th year in fashion

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One of Italy’s most famous designers Giorgio Armani celebrated 40 years in fashion last night with a star-studded gala in Milan – the country’s fashion capital and the headquarters of his empire, according to media reports. He also opened his very own museum dedicate to his designer business in the city.

The evening began with a tour of the new Armani/Silos, a museum and exhibition space encompassing 4,500 square meters and four floors dedicated to Armani’s career. Then followed a big Armani Privé couture fashion show, attended by Hollywood stars such as Cate Blanchett, Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio and dozens more, all dressed in their Armani finest.

Nicknamed King Giorgio, the designer is known for being hands-on in creating one of the most recognized fashion brands in the world.

“There have been many moments, from the beginning until today,” Armani told reporters upon arrival at the gala on Thursday evening. “Maybe my most emotional moment was when I saw my cover on ‘Time’,” he added referring to the magazine.

Armani, who designs both couture and ready-to-wear, has dressed celebrities, royals as well as sportsmen. Stars such as Beyonce, David Beckham and Megan Fox have modeled his perfumes or underwear.

“James Bond” actor Pierce Brosnan paid tribute to the stylist, calling him “a mighty man” while legendary Italian actress Sophia Loren simply said the designer “is my friend”.

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.

FASHION AVENUE NEWS MAGAZINE HAS 4 FABULOUS COVERS FOR APRIL

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Fashion Avenue News magazine has 3 FABULOUS COVERS for the month of April.  We feature Angela Robins of Tyler Perry’s Have and Have Nots, Robert Coppa, Director of the Australian Division of Fashion Avenue News provided the beautiful international cover and we have our Beauty Cover – Body Paint….. take a look, http://www.FashionAvenueNews.com,  kindly like our page.  Fashion Avenue News magazine “THE BRAND” brings you Fashion News from all over the WORLD.  We have one love…. FASHION…. We have one focus…. FASHION…

Fashion Avenue News magazine is the home for emerging fashion industry talent, contact us today and find out how you can be on our pages/covers.  www.fashionavenuenews.com

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Fashion Avenue News Magazine is an independent, Global, Luxury monthly print publication, featuring emerging and established fashion industry talent.  We are your “go to it magazine” for upcoming fashion industry happenings.  Support Fashion Avenue News by liking our Facebook Page, Fashion Avenue News, or follow us on twitter FashionAveNews.  You can also visit our website and sign up for FREE FASHION INDUSTRY EVENTS and get on our mailing list.

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Target Corporation set to launch plus-size label AVA & VIV

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The American retailing company Target Corporation is set to launch a new reasonably priced, plus-size womenswear brand named AVA & VIV on February 22, 2015.

Created by the brand’s uber chic in-house design team, the range has been developed based on inputs taken from fashion bloggers Nicolette Mason, Chastity Garner and Gabi Gregg.

Speaking about the line, Stacia Andersen, senior vice president, merchandising, apparel and accessories, Target, said, “Target is synonymous with great design, and with the launch of AVA & VIV, we’re stepping up our fashion game for our Plus-size guests. From stylish original prints to the attention to detail and fit, this line is meant to impress and we can’t wait to share it with our guests.”

Targeted towards women who love fashion and appreciate a good value, the collection will offer a mix of trend-driven statement pieces along with stylish basics like bright skirts, tops, pants and accessories.

The line’s spring look book showcases the season’s looks modelled by the three bloggers who helped developing the collection. According to a press statement, the yet-to-be released range will be updated monthly.

Founded in 1911, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Target Corporation is the second-largest discount retailer, owning some 1,934 stores, in the US.

Target Corporation set to launch plus-size label AVA & VIV

target plus size

The American retailing company Target Corporation is set to launch a new reasonably priced, plus-size womenswear brand named AVA & VIV on February 22, 2015.

Created by the brand’s uber chic in-house design team, the range has been developed based on inputs taken from fashion bloggers Nicolette Mason, Chastity Garner and Gabi Gregg.

Speaking about the line, Stacia Andersen, senior vice president, merchandising, apparel and accessories, Target, said, “Target is synonymous with great design, and with the launch of AVA & VIV, we’re stepping up our fashion game for our Plus-size guests. From stylish original prints to the attention to detail and fit, this line is meant to impress and we can’t wait to share it with our guests.”

Targeted towards women who love fashion and appreciate a good value, the collection will offer a mix of trend-driven statement pieces along with stylish basics like bright skirts, tops, pants and accessories.

The line’s spring look book showcases the season’s looks modelled by the three bloggers who helped developing the collection. According to a press statement, the yet-to-be released range will be updated monthly.

Founded in 1911, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Target Corporation is the second-largest discount retailer, owning some 1,934 stores, in the US.

FASHION AVENUE NEWS OCTOBER ISSUE – TWO FABULOUS COVERS

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Fashion Avenue News has two exciting Cover this month.  One from Fashion Fest and one for Allison Brown.  Each issue is amazing.  Fashion Avenue News features emerging and established designers on the same pages as well as plus and straight size on the same page, where else can you find that.  Support Fashion Avenue News magazine by purchasing an issue at the Magazine Cafe, 15 West 37th Street (you can also order on line) or attending one of our Fabulous FREE Friday event.  Our next event is November 14 at the INC Lounge, 224 W. 49th St 2nd Floor from 5pm to 10pm, it’s a Pop Up Shop where emerging designers can sell their garments.  There will be numerous vendors for a Pre-Holiday sale from Jewelry to Hats to Furs, so come on by, it’s FREE.  There will be 2 fashion shows one at 7pm (Jewelry) and one at 8:30pm (hats).  Get a FREE ticket at http://www.fashionavenuenews.com we would love to have you there.

(First Cover) We are talking Fabulous Fashion Fest Photos….. and they have a COVER!!!!

When a picture is chosen for Fashion Avenue News it’s an EVENT, we look at the picture and it should give us a MOOD…. we should be able to tell something about the person in the photo just by looking at it, having never met the person…. I really like this one….

FABULOUS DARLING FABULOUS…. Thank You David Berman – (Photo Credits Supplied by D. Berman – Sonjja Baram – P Eugene Manning – Hannah Stewart)

(Second Cover) Fashion Avenue News brings you TWO Fabulous Covers this month. This one shot by Allison “I Did That” Brown – I love this cover – Photo Credits: Model – Tijashn Nichols, Clay Jewelry Designer – Valerie Hall, Joanne Dawes – FAN Accessory Editor

Remember we will be celebrating our ALL COVER MODELS on Friday November 14, at the INC Lounge, the Times Hotel. We will feature a POP UP SHOP where your favorite independent fashion designers will sell their garments,we will introduce our new client HAVIIC COSMETICS, see what the buzz is all about… Author and Radio Host, Keri Singleton of Keri’s Korner will be on hand to sign his book, The Wanders Game, soon to be a MOVIE…… (actresses there are some great roles, sign up to audition) we have vendors with jewelry, hats, lingerie etc.,(still have a few vendor spots left), we will have the contestants for the $5,000 CASH Supermodel Awards walking the runway…. Andrene Ladydove Williams aka The Director, will be available to speak about UNIQUE BLEND FASHION WEEK, models can audition also, Modeling agencies Edge will be seeing models for representation, we have 2 fashion shows 7pm – Jewelry and 8:30pm Hats…. food and drinks are available at reasonable pricing…. and entry is FREE…. get your FREE ticket on Fashion Avenue News website….

Get your Pre-Holiday Shopping in high gear with our Pop Up Shop, Having a birthday…. have your party with us, FREE …. email or in box us for further details

Come on out, have a BLAST… Fabulous Free Fridays with Fashion Avenue News Magazine, hosted by Allison “I Did That” Brown at the INC LOUNGE 224 West 49th Street 2nd Floor…… WE START THE PARTY ON TIME DARLING, 5PM – and it’s FREEEEEEEE

 

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Africa Fashion Week New York 2014 shows seven designers

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 The just concluded fifth instalment of Africa Fashion Week in New York showcased an array of eclectic runway collections from seven African-born fashion designers.

Anaba Wisdom Chidiebube, the designer behind the Nigerian label Weiz Dhurm Franklyn, mixed both modern and traditional elements in his latest form fitting, long and short, elegant and gold detailed dresses whereas the London-based Hazel Eki Aggrey-Orleans’ fashion-label Eki Orleans showcased colourful dresses and bikinis made from different material combinations.

The Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2013’s young designer award winner Igwedinma Rodney Emeka’s brand Mcmeka presented some 20 menswear pieces, including fitted elegant suits, while the founder of the Morocco Craftan New York label, Khadija Mouh, chose to feature both men’s and women’s creations such as bold coloured caftans and flowing dresses with hand embroidered bodices.

Designer Tiagbe of Kososhi displayed simple 1950’s silhouettes inspired vibrant ensembles that are fit to be worn to work as well as evening outings and the seasoned Kenyan fashion talent Sally Karago’s Mcensal Fashion House featured 10 designs made from indigenous African fabric, Kikoi.

Hilda Mauya, the founder of the Dahil Republic of Couture Fashion House, showcased her sophisticated couture pieces that accentuate the woman’s features with style and elegance. Made from a mish-mash of African fabrics with linen, cotton and dry lace, the line included several intricately detailed long dresses.

In addition to the catwalk parades, off-the-runway master classes and a presentation style event were also conducted on the sidelines of the three-day-long African American event.

The African Fashion Week NYC 2014 was organized under the P.A.T.C.H theme- where ‘P’ stands for Promoting Africa’s Economic Growth in Style, ‘A’ as in Awarding and Supporting Africa’s Young Creative Entrepreneurs, ‘T’ for Transforming Lives through Talent Grooming, ‘C’ means Creating Success Stories That Inspire and Resonate Globally, and ‘H’ is Helping Emerging Entrepreneurs Master Brand Development, Business Management and Revenue Generation.

Started in 2010, the 2014’s event was hosted by the New York-based fully integrated communications and brand strategy company Adirée. The firm specializes in public relations and promotions for Global business leaders in multiple industry segments such as entertainment, fashion, politics, media and government sectors. (PB)

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SUPERMODEL SHANTE ARMSTRONG GRACES THE COVER OF FASHION AVENUE NEWS

FASHION INDUSTRY WELCOMES COVER MODEL SHANTE ARMSTRONG TO NEW YORK CITY FREE MODEL COVER PARTY AT THE INC. LOUNGE FRIDAY AUG. 15TH FROM 5PM TO 10PM

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Fashion Industry Cover Model Event – Friday August 15th from 5pm to 10pm at the INC Lounge 224 West 49th Street, 2nd Floor.  Let’s show our beautiful Cover Model Shante Armstrong how fabulously friendly New Yorkers are, I am asking everyone that is available to come out to meet and greet our FABULOUS Cover Model.

We have modeling agencies coming out:  Blush Modeling Agency, Edge Modeling Agency, i-Fashion Model Management, Heartland Modeling Agency.

We also are looking for Cover Models for our upcoming issues, Models can sign up on our website (FashionAvenueNews.com) attend the event and that evening we will choose a Cover Model by audience participation and fashion industry judges.  To participate you must sign up and get a FREE COVER MODEL ticket so when you arrive you can receive the information.  Tell your friends to attend and vote for you, it’s going to be a blast.

There is also two fashion shows, Designer Peter Giscombe will show his beautiful swimwear line and Norman Josey will show his Resort wear line.  We are grateful to have the singing sensation “Simplicity” in the house to do a tune from their upcoming album.  4 birthday parties for the Celebrity Fashion Insiders:  Lady Andrene Williams, Ja’Dee Murphy, TJ Wilson, Petia Bradshaw (social media expert).

You will be able to skim thru our new Resort Issue and see the cover of our Couture (out September).  We always have our eye out for good fashion talent, so come on out.

Book authors attending the event are:  Keri Singleton – author of the Wanderers Game, Eartha Watts Hicks – author of Love Changes, Miriam Kelly Ferguson – author of Weaver.  Come out and support these fine authors.

You can also sign up for the $5,000 CASH Supermodel Competition coming May 2015– there are no fees to participate in this show, auditions are presently being scheduled.

If you just want to have some fun on a Friday afternoon, stop by the Fashion Avenue News magazine event, it’s free and fabulous – we are the friendliest people in the fashion industry.

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