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RIHANNA “SETS IT OFF” AT BERGDORFS

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

It’s every designer’s dream to have their collection be carried at Bergdorf Goodman,” Rihanna proclaimed Tuesday afternoon at a frenzied personal appearance for the retail unveiling of her fall Fenty by Puma collection.

The Barbadian singer was joined by Bergdorf president Joshua Schulman and “homegirl Linda,” senior vice president, fashion office and store presentation Linda Fargo — as a contingent of Rihanna fans swarmed the retailer’s fifth floor, tunes blaring.

The majority of attendees appeared to be students from nearby fashion universities, including the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Parsons School of Design.

While scheduled for 3 p.m., the event didn’t start until nearly two hours past its call time — leaving some attendees with a dilemma.

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

Ariana, a 20-year-old student at FIT, said she was “debating if I should skip class, I have merchandising math at 5:10.” Spotted an hour later, it appeared that she had.

“I want to get the creepers,” Ariana said of her intentions for staying — noting that the continuously sold-out style is a must-have item amongst the FIT student body. “Before this, no one was buying Puma. [Rihanna] managed to make it big again,” she added.

Aasha, a 19-year-old New School student and intern for Alastair McKimm — who styled the fall Fenty for Puma campaign, already has a pair of creepers. She was in the room to nab one of the collection’s fur hoodies. “I like the collection — it is a mix of edgy and girliness at the same time.”

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

Whitney Lam, founder of the women’s lifestyle blog Nitrolicious, summed up Fenty’s popularity: “Anything Rihanna touches becomes popular. There is not really women’s streetwear like this produced with a big brand.”

Within 15 minutes of Rihanna’s ribbon-cutting, Bergdorf’s stock of shoes had sold out, as well as much of its apparel.

Schulman in his opening remarks at the event said, “The whole world is talking about ath-leisure, but here at Bergdorf’s we are all about ath-glamour.”

Discussing the decision to welcome Rihanna to Bergdorf’s, Schulman told WWD, “For us, Rihanna is an icon and when we first saw the [Fenty fashion] show Linda Fargo and I were so excited about it because we really felt that our customer would love this. It’s a very sexy, very modern approach to activewear.

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

“Ultimately for all of us, the celebrity association is nice, but it’s all about the product and we knew this type of product would speak to our customer.”

Article Courtesy of wwd - Misty White Sidell

RIHANNA "SETS IT OFF" AT BERGDORFS

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

It’s every designer’s dream to have their collection be carried at Bergdorf Goodman,” Rihanna proclaimed Tuesday afternoon at a frenzied personal appearance for the retail unveiling of her fall Fenty by Puma collection.

The Barbadian singer was joined by Bergdorf president Joshua Schulman and “homegirl Linda,” senior vice president, fashion office and store presentation Linda Fargo — as a contingent of Rihanna fans swarmed the retailer’s fifth floor, tunes blaring.

The majority of attendees appeared to be students from nearby fashion universities, including the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Parsons School of Design.

While scheduled for 3 p.m., the event didn’t start until nearly two hours past its call time — leaving some attendees with a dilemma.

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

Ariana, a 20-year-old student at FIT, said she was “debating if I should skip class, I have merchandising math at 5:10.” Spotted an hour later, it appeared that she had.

“I want to get the creepers,” Ariana said of her intentions for staying — noting that the continuously sold-out style is a must-have item amongst the FIT student body. “Before this, no one was buying Puma. [Rihanna] managed to make it big again,” she added.

Aasha, a 19-year-old New School student and intern for Alastair McKimm — who styled the fall Fenty for Puma campaign, already has a pair of creepers. She was in the room to nab one of the collection’s fur hoodies. “I like the collection — it is a mix of edgy and girliness at the same time.”

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

Whitney Lam, founder of the women’s lifestyle blog Nitrolicious, summed up Fenty’s popularity: “Anything Rihanna touches becomes popular. There is not really women’s streetwear like this produced with a big brand.”

Within 15 minutes of Rihanna’s ribbon-cutting, Bergdorf’s stock of shoes had sold out, as well as much of its apparel.

Schulman in his opening remarks at the event said, “The whole world is talking about ath-leisure, but here at Bergdorf’s we are all about ath-glamour.”

Discussing the decision to welcome Rihanna to Bergdorf’s, Schulman told WWD, “For us, Rihanna is an icon and when we first saw the [Fenty fashion] show Linda Fargo and I were so excited about it because we really felt that our customer would love this. It’s a very sexy, very modern approach to activewear.

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

“Ultimately for all of us, the celebrity association is nice, but it’s all about the product and we knew this type of product would speak to our customer.”

Article Courtesy of wwd - Misty White Sidell

MODEL WORLD MAGAZINE COVER MODEL IS NBA BKLYN NETS PLAYER, RONDAE HOLLIS JEFFERSON

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Model World Magazine is proud to have NBA Brooklyn Nets Player, Rondae Hollis Jefferson as our November Cover Model.  Today, Thursday November 5th, at Toshia Livingroom, 26th & Bway, will be a FREE COVER MODEL PARTY, stop by, meet our Cover Model, some NBA Players, Los Angeles Lakers and much, much more, take a look

At this time, I wish to officially announce a “Sneak Preview” for a very special upcoming event FREE Cover Model Party for “Fashion Avenue News” & “Model World” Magazines — Thursday, November 5th, 2015 — Toshi’s Living Room & Penthouse — in New York City.

Time — 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Location –Toshi’s Living Room & Penthouse, 1141 Broadway (Corner of 26th Street), New York, NY 10010  Toshi’s Living Room & Penthouse official web site — http://www.ToshisLivingRoom.com

Note:  Upon your arrival, just say “Fashion Avenue News” & “Model World” Magazines at the door.

For starters, our program will consist of the following agenda …

Promotional Activities: Introduction of the Editor-in-Chief, of Fashion Avenue News and Model World Magazine, Sofia Davis, Networking with Cover Models of “Fashion Avenue News” & “Model World” Magazines, including the November 2015 featured Cover Model, Brooklyn Nets’ 2015 NBA Draft Pick, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson fashion model to his repertoire” – http://www.netsdaily.com/…/rondae-hollis-jefferson-adds-fashion to his repertoire

Cover Model Story on Brooklyn Nets’ 2015 NBA Draft Pick, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was conducted and written by Alvertis Alve’ Alexander, Editor-at-Large for “Model World” Magazine.

Press/Media Coverage/Interviews: Reporters, Writers, Editors, Photographers, Videographers, and more!

Invited Guests from the Industry: Fashion, Modeling, Sports, Theater, Film, Television, Radio, Music, and more! Special VIP Guests: Brooklyn Nets & Los Angeles Lakers players

MODEL WORLD MAGAZINE is an Global, Luxury, Fresh Fashion Publication geared at the Young Socialites and Fashion Society movers and shakers.

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.”

Manish Arora Fashion Week Paris 2015-2016

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Once upon a time, in a far away land full of colour and shine, a pop warrior travelled through a magical landscape populated with mystical creatures. Jewelled owls and ravens watched from the branches of the trees while iridescent dragonflies danced in the green grass.

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Our heroine fought many battles in shining armour and intricately embellished sweatshirts, and braved electric thunderstorms in embroidered jumpsuits and richly printed separates to reach the medieval court of the king and queen.

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Carrying the sweetly macabre trophy skulls and bones of her victories, she used her seductress charms in sensually draped strapless dresses and plunging wrap tops in order to rule the kingdom.

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As Queen of all the tribes, she exchanged the shaggy Mongolian wool, raw edged astrakhan and pleated kilts of her hunting days for luxurious fur trims, opulent brocades and velvets in jewel tones of royal blue, teal, aristocratic mustard, regal purple, and orange amber.

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The wolves and dragons became her fiercest protectors and the court jester entertained her in his multi-coloured harlequin embroidery. She borrowed the feathers of her winged friends to bedeck floor-sweeping capes – festooned with printed three-dimensional versions, and raven black dresses in feather-effect fabric while she feasted on banquets of grapes, pomegranates and strawberries.

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Under her reign the people lived in a jubilant haze of pink and gold and everyone lived happily ever after!!

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;

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

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our domestic cover done by Erich Capras and team.

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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.

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REEBOK CLASSIC X MELODY EHSANI RETURNS WITH A UNIQUE SNEAKER DUO FOR SS15

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The Reebok Classic partnership with LA based designer Melody Ehsani is back for SS15, dropping a standout sneaker pack to accompany the debut apparel collection launched earlier this year. Two much-loved classic silhouettes, the Ventilator runner and high-top Blacktop Pump, are reworked in the distinctive style that has become characteristic of Melody’s previous collaborations with the brand, for an eye-catching duo big on both style and substance.

Originally running and basketball silhouettes, the Ventilator and Blacktop Pump are given a bold makeover as Melody re-interprets the designs in her edgy street style, creating fashionable footwear for strong, independent women whose actions, attire and attitude speak louder than words.

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Each sneaker features the original luxe python leather from the first Reebok Classic x Melody Ehsani collection, a unique texture that takes inspiration from a creature which embodies Melody’s definition of a Classic woman; a sweet juxtaposition of beauty and intelligence. A lacelock accessory featuring the designer’s signature take on the evil eye brings a sense of individuality and creativity to the look, while a gum outsole adds visual interest and a fresh finish to the upper’s rich tones. The Blacktop Pump is updated with a hidden interior wedge heel for a more feminine, streamlined silhouette, while the Ventilator stays true to its retro runner design to coincide with the sneaker’s 25th anniversary this year.

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The second drop of the Reebok Classic x Melody Ehsani SS15 collection launches exclusively at Melody’s L.A store and on her website http://www.melodyehsani.comon April 24th, followed by select global retailers on May 1st. The collection ranges from $120-$200.

Each sneaker features the luxe python leather featured on the first Reebok Classic x Melody Ehsani collaboration – a unique texture that takes inspiration from a creature which embodies Melody’s definition of a Classic woman. The shoes also feature the designer’s signature take on the Evil Eye, which brings a sense of individuality and creativity to the look. The clean gum outsole adds a fresh finish to the shoe’s rich tones.

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The Blacktop Pump is updated with a hidden interior heel wedge for a feminine, streamlined silhouette, while the Ventilator says true to its retro runner design.

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These shoes will be exclusively available at Melody’s LA store (424 1/2 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, (323) 272-3934) and her website http://www.melodyehsani.com on April 24th.  The shoes will then be available at select global retailers and Reebok.com starting May 1st.

Evy of California to create Sean John’s first girl’s range

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Childrenswear brand Evy of California is set to create the first-ever girl’s fashion collection for Sean John, the well-known men’s lifestyle brand created by American music icon Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs.

According to a newly signed agreement between the two apparel companies, an exclusive range, comprising an array of sportswear and outerwear pieces for boys and girls, will be launched sometime during 2016’s spring season.

“I am very excited to announce our new partnership with Evy for our childrenswear category. They are truly experts in the arena and this deal will allow the Sean John brand to continue its successful growth strategy,” the brand’s 45-year-old eponymous founder said in a media release while speaking on the new alliance.

“As the conception of this collection stems from the inspiration of Jessie, D’Lila, and Chance, I am beyond thrilled to work with my girls on this new endeavor and I look forward in watching them grow with this project,” he later talked about his daughters Jessie, D’Lila and Chance who have played as sources of inspiration for the line.

Commenting on the new partnership, Jeff Tweedy, president of Sean John, said, “We chose to work with Evy of California because of their exciting and expanding business model and their ability to source and design. We believe this partnership will move the brand forward with a collective vision and also bring to market the girls’ collection that the market desperately needs. When coupled with their incredibly strong production capabilities and size, it is a strong financial win for the customer and the business.”

Evy of California’s president and COO, Kevin Krieser, expressed, “We believe in both the long heritage and future potential of the Sean John brand as one of the most unique brands in the US and internationally. Through great marketing, vision, and first class execution of forward designs, this partnership pushes the world of children’s fashion to the next level. Sean John is a truly inspired fashion brand and we at Evy of California are proud to have been selected as the right partner to help take the next step in the evolution of the children’s collections.”

Since entering the children’s market in 2000, Sean John experienced huge growth with vigorous sales of boy’s collection, making it a natural progression to enter into the girl’s market.

Evy of California to create Sean John's first girl's range

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Childrenswear brand Evy of California is set to create the first-ever girl’s fashion collection for Sean John, the well-known men’s lifestyle brand created by American music icon Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs.

According to a newly signed agreement between the two apparel companies, an exclusive range, comprising an array of sportswear and outerwear pieces for boys and girls, will be launched sometime during 2016’s spring season.

“I am very excited to announce our new partnership with Evy for our childrenswear category. They are truly experts in the arena and this deal will allow the Sean John brand to continue its successful growth strategy,” the brand’s 45-year-old eponymous founder said in a media release while speaking on the new alliance.

“As the conception of this collection stems from the inspiration of Jessie, D’Lila, and Chance, I am beyond thrilled to work with my girls on this new endeavor and I look forward in watching them grow with this project,” he later talked about his daughters Jessie, D’Lila and Chance who have played as sources of inspiration for the line.

Commenting on the new partnership, Jeff Tweedy, president of Sean John, said, “We chose to work with Evy of California because of their exciting and expanding business model and their ability to source and design. We believe this partnership will move the brand forward with a collective vision and also bring to market the girls’ collection that the market desperately needs. When coupled with their incredibly strong production capabilities and size, it is a strong financial win for the customer and the business.”

Evy of California’s president and COO, Kevin Krieser, expressed, “We believe in both the long heritage and future potential of the Sean John brand as one of the most unique brands in the US and internationally. Through great marketing, vision, and first class execution of forward designs, this partnership pushes the world of children’s fashion to the next level. Sean John is a truly inspired fashion brand and we at Evy of California are proud to have been selected as the right partner to help take the next step in the evolution of the children’s collections.”

Since entering the children’s market in 2000, Sean John experienced huge growth with vigorous sales of boy’s collection, making it a natural progression to enter into the girl’s market.

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…

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