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


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.


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 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!


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 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



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.




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’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.


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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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.



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
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



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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





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



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.


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 ……




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


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


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


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

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

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



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.

SuperModel Tyson Beckford to host Allure Cayman Fashion Weekend


Just in time for those holiday looks, several of the most exciting established and emerging fashion designers will  descend  upon  Cayman  in  November  for  Allure  Cayman  Fashion  Weekend.  A  Caribbean  style experience and fashion show that is billed to change the face of fashion events in the Cayman Islands.

Allure Cayman is spearheaded by Pearlina McGaw­ Lumsden.  Pearlina is best known for her recent foray into fashion as the face and Executive  Producer of Beyond The Red Carpet, the fashion commentary program aired on Cayman 27. Pearlina is a well­ known Caymanian business woman, philanthropist and style enthusiast.


The fashion show will feature resort and swimwear, ideal for the Cayman buyer and, according to Pearlina, the idea is for the event to also draw international fashion consumers, designers and bloggers. The fashion show will also showcase chic designs and couture bridal wear.

“While we are totally focused on providing a leading edge fashion experience to our beloved Caymanians, we know the long term benefits of holding a fashion event lay in the tourism and economic boost it can give the Cayman Islands.”

Adding to this “boost” will be the international superstar guest host, Tyson Beckford. Hosting the show alongside Tyson will be Cayman’s own, Monica Walton.

“Let’s just say the ladies will be very pleased with their entertainment for the night and with the caliber of hosting,” she stated.

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“Our mission at Allure Cayman is to celebrate, showcase and inspire international and local style minds, whilst  highlighting  Cayman  as  an  emerging fashion capital,” she stated. “This is not going to happen overnight, however we want our sponsors and our Caymanian people to know that this event is about more than beautiful clothes and impeccable designs. Allure Cayman is about changing the landscape of fashion in the Caribbean.

Locally known designers  and fashion personalities Isy B Designs and Olivia B. will be showcasing their designs at Allure runway show. Isy B made her debut recently showing her own brand of luxe­resort wear. Olivia B. who is a newcomer on the scene will showcase her Parisian themed line. Our two local stars are joined  by  international  and  well  recognized  designers  BCBG,  Yumi  Katsura,  Kristin  Frazer  of  Trefle Swimwear, and Carlton Jones Collections.


Tickets go on sale October 12. Entertainment  for the evening includes local artist Stefan Contrell and artwork by Al Ebanks. The event will be held at Roof Top, Grand Cayman Beach Suites, Seven Mile Beach.

The event is sponsored, Department of Tourism, Ministry of Health and Culture, Cayman Airways and NKY Cayman Fashion Group with part proceeds to aid local charity, Lean on Me Committee.

Tickets can be purchased NKY Collections, Fifth on Seven and Renaissance Beauty Salon.

For   more   information,   visit   Facebook.com/allurecayman    or   follow   the   movement   on   Instagram @allurecayman

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


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


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.



Free and Open to the Public

WHAT: A fashion show featuring five of the most successful designers from emerging fashion capitals, in conjunction with The Museum at FIT’s exhibition Global Fashion Capitals. Showing together for the first time in New York, these internationally-acclaimed designers represent the future of global fashion. A panel discussion with the designers will follow, moderated by Ariele Elia and Elizabeth Way, curators of the exhibition.

An international fashion fair featuring designers and industry professionals.

Global Fashion Capitals Conference, with keynote conversation between designer Reem Acra and The Museum at FIT’s director and chief curator Dr. Valerie Steele.

WHO:  Designers:

  • Lisa Folawiyo, Lagos
  • Marina Hoermanseder, Berlin
  • Arzu Kaprol, Istanbul
  • Lie Sangbong, Seoul
  • Ricardo Seco, Mexico City


  • Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT
  • Ariele Elia, assistant curator, The Museum at FIT
  • Elizabeth Way, curatorial assistant, The Museum at FIT

WHEN/WHERE: October 13, 2015

International Fashion Fair
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
FIT – John E. Reeves Great Hall
Enter on 28 Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues

Fashion show
12:00 PM
FIT – Haft Auditorium
27 Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues

Global Fashion Capitals Conference Keynote Conversation
6:30 pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Proshansky Auditorium
365 Fifth Avenue

Reservations for the fashion show and fair: http://www.fitnyc.edu/24347.asp

The fashion show will be live-streamed for audiences worldwide. Tune in at http://www.fitnyc.edu/24347.asp

For more information and to register for the afternoon session: http://fashioncities.commons.gc.cuny.edu/


Fashion Avenue News Magazine October Accessory Issue

Photography: Erich Caparas
Photography: Erich Caparas

Fashion Avenue News, the independent, front running Fashion Magazine (print) brings you accessories in our October 2015 issue.

Fashion Avenue News features emerging, independent and established designers all on the same page.  We also feature Plus Size and Straight Size models together.  You don’t have to be a celebrity to be in Fashion Avenue News, just be fabulous.  Our submission guidelines are on our website, http://www.FashionAvenueNews.com – we would love to hear from you.

Fashion Avenue News is a 5 year old Global, Luxury Print Fashion Publication, sold at the Magazine Cafe 15 West 37th Streets in NYC.  You can also order on line at http://www.FashionAvenueNews.com, just click on the cover on the website and your issue will be in the mail.

Please support independent magazines, like our facebook page, follow our instagram and blog.  We thank you in advance.

Cover Photo Credits:  Model: Jean Dara, MUAH and Stylist: Jean Dara, Photography: Erich Caparas, Location: Erich Caparas’ Forbeswood Studio

P.S. Don’t miss our FREE Fashion Industry New Years Party, with the friendliest people in the fashion business, more info on our website.

Fashion Avenue News August Couture Issue – Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2015-2016 Julien Fournié

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Julien Fournie Haute Couture winter 2015 2016 Paris

Inspired by the early twentieth century fantasy films, Julien Fournié has reinvented this season the magic of Paris Couture.

Fascinated by the esotericism and the magnetism of Karl Freund’s or Marcel L’Herbier’s movies (respectively “Mad Love” and  “Fantastic Night“), the French couturier portrays the female characters who favor mystery to enhance their strong personality.

“I also read  Letters between Six Sisters, a selection of the Mitford sisters’ private correspondence “, says Julien Fournié. “I was fascinated by the independent thinking and the great wit of these socialites  who, despite their radically different political views, were keeping stormy but enduring relationships, always ready to shine together with wonderful elegance, even in troubled times. ”

With a contained shoulderline highlighting a long neck, a marked waistline slightly rounding the hips, with backs featuring inlays and favoring sheer fabrics, the silhouettes by Julien Fournié constitute a collection that makes shades of black sing. In some looks, the brightness of grey velvet, several sparkles of emerald, or the deep glitter of ruby confer upon Julien Fournié’s “First Night” a specific glitz.

In this world of semblance, sleeves are often extended like gloves to cover hands to the thumb joint, “illusion“ tulle partly covers the skin in a magnetic strategy of charm.

Moiré silks are often substituting velvet or crinkled vinyl on the back of tuxedos. The opening silhouettes introduce the ready-to-wear collection of the season, which will be  available in stores on the day after the show (particularly at Le Printemps department store, in Paris). These first fifteen numbers conjure up the world of magicians, notably through integrated capes at the back of a raincoat or of a little gray dress, but also in a riding-coat with integrated vest, in jackets with a detachable tail,  in jumpsuits with fabulous inlays of lace or  3D brocades.

A black Art Deco skyline on a fuchsia background is featured in the season’s exclusive print. Julien Fournié proposes with it a tunic a long skirt and a wide blouse with lavallière, which he also declines in a lightweight brocade of sheer black and silver.

The twenty following numbers reveal the specific witchcraft of Paris Couture. Grey or emerald silk velvet pieces  are often embroidered with sequins in the same shades. A “diamond- shaped ” neckline is embellished with Art Deco geometric patterns. The work undertaken in collaboration with Sophie Halette renews the use of lace embellishments and adds depth to vulnerability through three-dimensional  craftsmanship .

Drapé in fuchsia silk jersey with asymmetrical back, glittery bustiers with flaring corollas, chiffon or jersey gowns, a hooded sheath in embroidered velvet, a textile sculpture featuring a bouquet of velenous flowers hypnotize to the spectacular final dress in crinkled black vinyl.

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada in Conversation with Ariele Elia and Elizabeth Way at FIT

The Fashion Institute of Technology
Tuesday, June 9 | 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Mercedes Fashion Week Madrid Otoño/Invierno 2015-2016
Mercedes Fashion Week Madrid Otoño/Invierno 2015-2016

Join Ariele Elia and Elizabeth Way, curators of the exhibition Global Fashion Capitals, for a conversation with Spanish designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada about her successful career in fashion. Since the early 1980s, her brand has been based in Madrid but has had global reach, with points of sale in over 150 countries. Characterized by a whimsical, often surrealist style, her designs are featured in MFIT’s Global Fashion Capitals and will also be showcased this summer in the exhibition Agatha Ruiz de la Prada: Posters Design at the Instituto Cervantes New York.

Mercedes Fashion Week Madrid Otoño/Invierno 2015-2016
Mercedes Fashion Week Madrid Otoño/Invierno 2015-2016
Mercedes Fashion Week Madrid Otoño/Invierno 2015-2016
Mercedes Fashion Week Madrid Otoño/Invierno 2015-2016

Calendar of Events

Fashion Culture Special Programs

Fashion Culture programs are organized by The Museum at FIT to provide new perspectives on the culture of fashion.

Programs are free unless otherwise indicated. Reservations are required for all events, as space is limited.

To RSVP: Register Online   http://www.fitnyc.edu/13674.asp

You may also register by phone: 212.217.4585 or via email: museuminfo@fitnyc.edu