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ZANG TOI's GLORIOUS COLLECTION

Zang Toi RTW Spring 2017
Zang Toi RTW Spring 2017

Zang Toi’s SS2017 season inspirational flavor flows from the Glorious Giverny Gardens.

An enthusiastic crowd welcomed the richly decorated, romantic collection of ballroom gowns and flowing floor length opera coats, along with garments of hand encrusted gem stones.  The masterfully constructed  collection had many statment pieces and spectacular style.

The hair and makeup were velvety soft.  Make up lead was Beauty By Rudy for Ubati and hair was Eui Salon for Macadamia Hair.

Zang Toi receive a well deserved standing ovation from all at the end of a magnificent show.

Take a look at this stunning collection:

 

ZANG TOI’s GLORIOUS COLLECTION

Zang Toi RTW Spring 2017
Zang Toi RTW Spring 2017

Zang Toi’s SS2017 season inspirational flavor flows from the Glorious Giverny Gardens.

An enthusiastic crowd welcomed the richly decorated, romantic collection of ballroom gowns and flowing floor length opera coats, along with garments of hand encrusted gem stones.  The masterfully constructed  collection had many statment pieces and spectacular style.

The hair and makeup were velvety soft.  Make up lead was Beauty By Rudy for Ubati and hair was Eui Salon for Macadamia Hair.

Zang Toi receive a well deserved standing ovation from all at the end of a magnificent show.

Take a look at this stunning collection:

 

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

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

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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

 

 

GLOSSYBOX DARLING…..

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Are you one of the millions of beauty enthusiasts looking for your next fix? You’ve met your match! Founded in 2011 in Berlin, Germany, GLOSSYBOX has made its mark on the beauty industry by bringing hair, skin and cosmetic products to subscribers’ doorsteps around the globe in a pink, bow-tied box.

Having collaborated with over 1,100 brands thus far, GLOSSYBOX surprises and delights with its more than 1,500,000 luxury and niche brand products, including the likes of Nuxe and Too Faced, that find their way into the iconic boxes each month for a cost of $21.

But it doesn’t stop there! In addition to an impressive assortment of products carefully chosen through your very own online beauty profile, you’ll receive a host of beauty know-how which includes e-newsletters, straightforward tips-and-tricks, a comprehensive product card elaborating on the contents of the box, and access to insider expertise through our social media channels.

This July, GLOSSYBOX’s beauty experts have pulled all strings to get you the most sought after summer beauty essentials, including the EYEKO FAT STICK in Satin, the FANGO essenziali’s Treatment Sheet Mask, GLOV’s Quick Treat, Tree Hut Bare’s Moisturizing Shave Oil, the SinfulColors Top Coat and the Leighton Denny Expert Nails’ Miracle Mist!

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Mercedes-Benz Intense for Men – Beyond Expectation. The Fragrance.

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It’s all there, intact, and yet somehow more intense. Perfumer Olivier Cresp (Firmenich), who composed the original fragrance, took to this exercise in interpretation and reinvention with passion and virtuosity.

Rethinking the structure, varying the tonalities, subliming the signature and concentrating the elegance to confirm the identity of a perfume, while revealing a new, more powerful facet of its personality.

The major notes emerge, sustained by new vibrations. Supported from top to base by a distinct woody amber signature, they are stronger and go straight to the heart… To please, to seduce, to touch.

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Olivier Cresp has created a concentrate of intensity and a true sublimation of the original fragrance.

By enhancing the signature and adding new tonalities in the drydown, the whole fragrance structure is boosted and reveals a new face: deep, authentic, sophisticated, undeniably irresistible.

Top Notes:

Calabrian Bergamot, Italian Mandarin, Violet Leaves Absolute

On top, the fragrance liberates an immediate sensation of freshness.

The qualitative and performing Italian bergamot and mandarin provide a natural vibration strengthened by the aromatic facets of violet leaves.

Then, the fragrance quickly leads to the sophisticated elegance of the heart notes and the magnetic intensity of the drydown.

Middle Notes:

Bourbon Pepper, Cascalone®, Violet Flower

Supported by the extreme woody amber signature, the intense version emphasizes the unique elegance of the violet flower.

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The classic sophistication of powdery violet is twisted with an aquatic overdose of cascalone® to bring a powerful breath as well as an innovative touch.

Finally, the heart turns deeper through contrasted Bourbon pepper which releases its strong character.

Base Notes:

Mineral Amber Accord, Dry Woods, Deep Woods

From top to base, the woody amber signature boosts the fragrance and reveals all its power and charisma.

The authentic dry woody notes of American cedarwood and limbanol are enriched with deep woods: patchouli and Bourbon vetiver. Through its smoky and suave facets, the iconic smell of indonesian patchouli is increased to evoke  a captivating masculine seduction.

The exceptional richness and elegance of cetalox® finally brings a new technological emotion to the mineral amber sensuality of ambrox.

Global Fashion Capitals – June 2 – November 14, 2015 – The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT presents Global Fashion Capitals, an exhibition that examines the rise of fashion cities around the world, including London, Milan, New York, and Paris. The exhibition also explores the factors that enable emerging cities, such as Seoul, Shanghai, Berlin, Istanbul, Johannesburg, São Paulo, Mumbai, and Stockholm, to rise to global prominence. As The New York Times noted in a 2008 article titled “The Sun Never Sets on the Runway, at any given moment, somewhere in the world, a city is hosting a fashion week event. Fashion weeks are indeed continuing to multiply as emerging cities realize the economic value of the fashion industry, as well as the value of fashion as a source of “soft power” to communicate identity and spread cultural influence throughout the world. The exhibition makes the case that multiple factors from economic conditions to government support to press interest combine to help create a globally relevant fashion city.

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More than 70 garments and accessories by designers from these cities are on display in Global Fashion Capitals. Ranging from a circa 1890 Charles Frederick Worth couture cape to a spring 2015 beaded fringe dress by Lagos designer Lisa Folawiyo, all are from the museum’s permanent collection, and many of the designers have never before been featured in an American museum.

Global Fashion Capitals will be supplemented by a symposium, jointly hosted by The Museum at FIT and CUNY, on October 13, 2015. The symposium’s morning session will include a fashion show featuring five designers from emerging capitals, in order to offer attendees the opportunity to experience fashion from outside the established fashion capitals. This will be followed by a panel discussion focusing on the fashion industry in various cities and the factors, such as the city’s distinctive style, economic conditions, and sociological elements, that shape the fashion environment. The morning’s events will also include a student fair in which the museum will invite students to interact with various international consulates and designers to learn more about international fashion industries.

The Global Fashion Capitals exhibition opens with a digital style map, featuring the most current global fashion trends. Street style and runway images from 20 fashion capitals show an identity unique to each city. The exhibition then continues thematically by city, beginning with the established fashion capitals of Paris, New York, Milan, and London, followed by the emerging cities.

The couture designs of Charles Frederick Worth an Englishman working in Paris exemplify the emergence of the modern Parisian fashion system built on a long history of luxury production. To create the mystique of Parisian fashion, designers, manufacturers, and artisans work in concert with journalists, retailers, stylists, models, educators, and photographers. A sporty knit suit by Gabrielle Coco Chanel from the 1930s is displayed alongside an elegant circa 1950 navy silk chiffon evening ensemble by Christian Dior. More recent works include Christian Louboutin’s metallic spiked stilettos embellished with rhinestones and an ensemble by emerging couturier Bouchra Jarrar.

New York is introduced with a green-and-brown iridescent ruched taffeta gown by Nettie Rosenstein, who, during the 1930s, competed with French designers. New York solidified its position as a fashion authority by establishing New York Fashion Week (then called Press Week) in 1943. Additionally during this time, the New York based publications Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Women’s Wear Daily began focusing on fashion coming out of New York. Fashion schools, such as FIT (founded in 1944), educated the nation’s leading designers. During this period, New York manufacturers created the majority of ready-to-wear garments for the nation. A simple cotton dress by Claire McCardell from the 1950s represents the active sportswear style of the American woman. The latter half of the 20th century ushered in a new wave of American designers such as Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, and Alexander Wang, each creating a unique style of American ready-to-wear; examples of these designers’ work will be on display.

Italian design began not in Milan but in Rome when, during the 1940s, a group of couturiers began to emerge. By 1951, Italian fashion had caught the attention of the international press. Magnificent couture dresses from Fontana and Valentino are featured in this section of the exhibition, along with exquisite examples of finely crafted accessories from Florence-based houses, including Gucci, Pucci, and Ferragamo. In 1972, a shift in the Italian fashion industry occurred that placed an emphasis on prêt-à-porter designers showing in Milan. During the 1980s and 1990s, Milan supported a new generation of designer-entrepreneurs, such as Gianni Versace. A bold leopard and baroque print suit by Versace from circa 1992 complements the brilliant colors of Prada’s fall 2007 ensemble, showing the breadth of Milanese fashion. An example of exemplary new Italian design is Stella Jean’s colorfully printed fall 2014 dress and coat that show a fresh mix of menswear details and African prints while remaining faithful to Milan’s reputation for luxurious tailoring and elegant prêt-à-porter.

Swinging London” rose to international fame for its exciting new fashions during the 1960s. London’s creative fashion industry was led by small, independent, yet innovative labels. Vivienne Westwood’s quirky plaid design from 1998 speaks to this radical tradition. Other works include a deep purple devoré velvet gown by John Galliano and Alexander McQueen’s floral-and-butterfly print dress, cinched at the waist with a crocodile corset from his Natural Dis-Tinction, Un-Natural Selection collection.

In the emerging fashion capitals section, Global Fashion Capitals features talented designers from various cities throughout the world. To trace the rise of Tokyo and Antwerp as fashion centers during the 1980s, the designers of the Japanese fashion revolution Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, and Rei Kawakubo are displayed, along with designers of the Antwerp 6, including Walter Van Beirendonck and Dries Van Noten. Though these designers presented their collections in Paris, they drew significant attention to Tokyo and Antwerp as fashion cities.

Brazilian design is represented by Alexandre Herchcovitch, whose avant-garde prints and motifs have modernized the concept of Brazilian fashion. His spring 2007 jumpsuit, for example, fuses Ndebele tribal-style beadwork and Brazilian colors into a contemporary silhouette. South African designer Nkhensani Nkosi of Stoned Cherrie revolutionized street wear in Johannesburg in the post-apartheid era, designing fashion that united South Africans with a political identity. Her spring 2005 gown embodies the brand’s signature bricolage of fabrics, motifs, and embellishments. Shanghai designer Masha Ma creates depth with texture and textiles in her white fall 2014 ensemble. She, like many of the designers represented in the exhibition, embodies the global scope of today’s fashion industry with offices in both Shanghai and Paris.

Two sides of Seoul fashion are shown through an ensemble from designer Lie Sangbong’s 2006 Hangul (Korean script) collection, which drew international press when he presented it in Paris, as well as Big Park’s graphic spring 2015 dress, in which designer Sooy Park melded her childhood memories of the Korean countryside with global street wear style.

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada’s dramatic yellow polka-dot sheath from spring 2014 exemplifies the vibrant energy in Madrid fashion, while the asymmetrical suit, layered over a fringed denim skirt and sheer trousers by Ann-Sofie Back for her diffusion line, BACK, represents distinctive-yet-wearable Stockholm fashion. New Delhi born Manish Arora incorporates a patchwork of Bollywood motifs into his colorful spring 2006 ensemble finished with gold embellishment, yet demonstrates his international reach by presenting his collections in Paris. A structural ensemble by Dion Lee of Sydney illustrates his signature “filter technique” of complex fabric manipulation.

Brenda Diaz de la Vega, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar Mexico and Latin America ranked Mexico City as the number-one fashion market in Latin America. Designs by Ricardo Seco and Carla Fernández convey an internationally fashion-forward aesthetic with references to Mexican craft tradition. Fernandez’s 2009 suit incorporates purple suede charro appliqué, while Seco’s spring 2014 ensemble includes geometrically beaded sneakers from his collaboration with New Balance. The shoes’ motifs are inspired by the artwork of the Huichol people and are hand-beaded in Mexico.

As the organizer and creative director of Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days, Daria Shapovalova has created a platform to promote Kiev designers, such as Anton Belinskiy and Anna K, both in Ukraine and internationally. Belinskiy’s dramatic floor-length turtleneck dress with graphic under layer is on display alongside a feminine ensemble by Anna K.

Global Fashion Capitals is organized by Ariele Elia, assistant curator of costume and textiles, and Elizabeth Way, curatorial assistant, The Museum at FIT.

The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT, which is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is the only museum in New York City dedicated solely to the art of fashion. Best known for its innovative and award-winning exhibitions, the museum has a collection of more than 50,000 garments and accessories dating from the 18th century to the present. Like other fashion museums, such as the Musée de la Mode, the Mode Museum, and the Museo de la Moda, The Museum at FIT collects, conserves, documents, exhibits, and interprets fashion. The museum’s mission is to advance knowledge of fashion through exhibitions, publications, and public programs. Visit fitnyc.edu/museum.

The museum is part of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a State University of New York (SUNY) college of art, design, business, and technology that has been at the crossroads of commerce and creativity for 70 years. With programs that blend hands-on practice, a strong grounding in theory, and a broad-based liberal arts foundation, FIT offers career education in nearly 50 areas, and grants associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. FIT provides students with a complete college experience at an affordable cost, a vibrant campus life in New York City, and industry-relevant preparation for rewarding careers. Visit fitnyc.edu.

The Couture Council is a philanthropic membership group that helps support the exhibitions and programs of The Museum at FIT. The Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion is given to a selected designer at a benefit luncheon held every September. For information on the Couture Council, call 212 217.4532 or email couturecouncil@fitnyc.edu.

Museum hours: Tuesday – Friday, noon – 8 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. Closed Sunday, Monday, and legal holidays.

Admission is free.

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

STOCK PHOTO fashion-collage-16940267

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.