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NY FASHION WEEK – WHAT SHOWS TO SEE

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

HARLEM FASHION WEEK BUSINESS OF FASHION SYMPOSIUM

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

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

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

HARLEM FASHION WEEK RUNWAY SHOWS

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

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WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2016

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

HFW FASHION BRUNCH

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

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2016

WHERE: TBA

FASHION FOR CHARITY TO BENEFIT THE GEORGIE BADIEL FOUNDATION

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

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

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

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

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

SM GLOBAL CATWALK

AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

http://www.SMGlobalCatwalk.com

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

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

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

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

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

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HARLEM FASHION ROW

SEPTEMBER 8, 2016

ABOUT

HARLEM FASHION ROW

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

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

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

FASHION’S FRONT ROW BY MACY’S

Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row

The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Wed, Sep 7, 2016 07:30 PM

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

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

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

SMALL BOUTIQUE FASHION WEEK IS PROUD TO PRESENT SEASON 10

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

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

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

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

NYC LIVE FASHION WEEK

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

PHILLY FASHION WEEK

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

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FASHION AVENUE NEWS

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

Sep 19, 2016

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

Sep 20, 2016

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

6:30PM – VIP FASHION SHOW

7:00PM – COCKTAIL RECEPTION

8:30PM – GENERAL FASHION SHOW

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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

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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!

So, what are you waiting for? Subscribe today and explore, learn, and maybe even discover your next new favorite product!

GLOSSY BOX

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NEW ittsē – Revolutionizing customizable cosmetics

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Fall in love with your make-up all over again! ittsē is a cutting edge, San Francisco company revolutionizing the way you buy and interact with cosmetics.  ittsē optimizes cosmetic organization both at home, and on-the-go in the most chic and fashionable way.  Our department store quality products are sold in a conveniently packaged, pan-only, refill format allowing you to skip the hassle and mess of depotting in order to create a truly customized collection.  Why pay a premium for the convenience of a pre-fab multi-product kit only to use some of the products when you can design your own custom collections and love everything about it?

First step

The Palette: Finished with a luxe and supple, easy-to-clean fabric and edged with gold stitching, choose from an assortment of the season’s hottest color trends.  Each palette is equipped with a large mirror and an innovative dust-shield to keep your palette tidy and your reflection stunning.  Specifically designed with one magnetic compartment, you can mix and match products and colors to truly customize your palette.

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Curate your own collection: Choose from over 100 velvety, vivid, pressed shadows, brow and complexion products, group them together to make your daytime-chic to nighttime-glam transition effortless and fashionable.  ittsē also offers an assortment of expertly curated, full-palette collections for convenient shopping that can evolve as your ittsē collection continues to grow. Get a palette in each color to eliminate clutter and stay elegantly organized without breaking the bank.

ittsē is the ideal product line for a seasoned artist or makeup novice, completely personalizing your cosmetic experience.  ittsē products minimize waste, are always paraben-free and are never tested on animals.  The ittsē palette was designed to be 5.5 by 4 inches so that it is both portable and comfortable in the palm of your hand during application.

All refill pans are packaged in a reusable, crystal clear, plastic clamshell and tucked into a charmingly decorated, soft-touch, cardboard sleeve adorned with gold foil.

The Palette is offered in three fashion-forward colors: Black Iris, Downtown Grey and Crisp White, and packaged in a protective, soft-touch unit carton embellished with iconic ittsē illustrations.

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ittsē Eye Shadows – 2g – $7.99

ittsē Matte Shadows – 2g – $7.99

ittsē Brow Powders – 2g – $6.99

ittsē Complexion products (Cheek Color, Bronze, Illuminate and Mattify) –  3.5g – $8.99.

ittsē The Palette – $21.99.

Products are available to purchase at: http://www.ittse.com

And now, a blend of virtual and real shopping

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

DIOR AND I, THE DOCUMENTARY

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 Dior and I is a feature -length documentary that takes the viewer behind the scenes of the creation of designer Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection for the legendary Christian Dior fashion house in the spring of 2012. Granted unprecedented access, the film documents the eight stressful weeks that Simons had to complete his debut collection. Revealing the inner workings of the design house, from the creative processes of its artistic director to the tireless seamstresses of the atelier, the film explores the personal bonds that form between the collaborators, their work, and the legacy of Christian Dior.

In 2012, when the French fashion house announced that Raf Simons would fill the vacant seat of artistic director, many commentators were surprised. Simons, a Belgian native whose previous credits included a namesake menswear line and who had been perceived by many as a “minimalist,” had always kept a low public profile and, most importantly, had never before worked in haute couture. To create his first collection for Dior, he had only eight weeks, as opposed to the usual five or six months.

Sixty -five years prior, in 1947, designer Christian Dior exploded onto the fashion scene at the age of forty – four, with his “New Look” collection, a sensational homage to femininity after five years of wartime. He instantly became a household name and an arbiter of style. Yet he was a very private man, who preferred the company of his friends to the noise of the social scene. In his 1956 memoirs, written one year before his sudden death from a heart attack, he addresses his public persona: “this Siamese twin who precedes me everywhere since I’ve become Christian Dior. He and I have score to settle.”

Today the world that Christian Dior created lives on in the ateliers (workrooms), where a hard-working group of dedicated seamstresses still hand-sew clothing in the great tradition of haute couture. Dior is one of the last houses that still keep such ateliers in- house: atelier tailleur (for suiting) and atelier flou (for dresses). As Raf Simons discovers when he first visits the light-filled rooms tucked away on the top floor of the historic building, many seamstresses have worked here for more than 40 years. The film closely follows Florence Chehet, the dynamic and upbeat première for the atelier flou, and Monique Bailly, the anxious and quick- witted première for the atelier tailleur. “For me, they are the two most important people in the house,” says Pieter Mulier, Raf Simons’ right hand at Dior and longtime collaborator. “Because they have everything in their hands.”

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 In one of the more creatively revealing storylines of the film, we watch Simons bring his passion for art into his work. Discovering a mid – century weaving technique called imprimé chaîne, in which the thread is printed before it’s woven, Simons has the idea to recreate the paintings of abstract American painter Sterling Ruby on cloth. However, the fabric suppliers have never taken on a print of this scale, and given the time constraints, the dresses are a significant challenge for even these, the most experienced of craftsmen.

Although Christian Dior only helmed his house for ten years, his impact on the fashion world was considerable. Dior and I follows Raf Simons as he explores Dior’s archives for inspiration. “I find it quite challenging to work with a legacy that is so gigantic and so sublime,” says Simons as a model puts on the iconic Bar jacket from 1947. With a tight waist, large shoulders and emphasized hips, the silhouette was such a departure from the boxy wartime outfits that Harper’s Bazaar dubbed it the “New Look” and it instantly became the style reference for the following decade.

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Dior and I is therefore also the intimate story of a dauphin confronting the towering shadow of his predecessor. In one of the most personal moments, Raf Simons visits Christian Dior’s childhood home in Granville, Normandy. He reveals that he started reading Dior’s memoirs but couldn’t get through them because of the uncanny parallels between Dior’s experience and his own. “I had to stop. It was weird,” says Simons. “I thought I’d better not [continue reading], until the first show is done.” With an empathetic sensibility and a thoughtful patience, the film explores the challenges of finding one’s own voice while under enormous pressure.

 

FRÉDÉRIC TCHENG – DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER

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Frédéric Tcheng is a French-born filmmaker. Originally trained in civil engineering, he moved to New York City in 2002 to attend Columbia University’s film school, from which he obtained a Masters of Fine Arts in 2007. He co- produced, co-edited and co-shot Valentino: The Last Emperor (directed by Matt Tyrnauer), the 2009 hit documentary shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar. He is the co-director (with Lisa Immordino Vreeland and Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt) of DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL, a Samuel Goldwyn release. His collaborations include such varied personalities as the poet Sarah Riggs and the fashion photographer Mikael Jansson. He works as an editor on commercials for brands such as H&M, Jimmy Choo and Ferragamo. He is currently developing a fictional screenplay.

Tommy Hilfiger celebrates second store opening in Paris

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One of America’s leading lifestyle brands, Tommy Hilfiger, recently celebrated the opening of its second store in Paris with an exclusive event attended by the who’s who of international fashion and glamour industries.

Located at 43 boulevard des Capucines, near the Place de la Madeleine, the outlet features latest Spring/Summer 2015 menswear, womenswear, innerwear, footwear and accessories ranges as well as new offerings from Hilfiger Collection and Tommy Hilfiger Tailored labels.

“Opening our new boulevard des Capucines store represents an exciting moment for our brand, and the new location is the perfect complement to our flagship on the Champs-Élysées. Paris is incredibly inspiring and the city continues to play an important role for our brand in the French market,” said the eponymous designer in a media statement.

The event was part of the brand’s year-long commemoration of 30th anniversary. The high on glam quotient evening was attended by the likes of supermodel Behati Prinsloo, singer-songwriter Rita Ora and French actresses Leila Bekhit and Virginie.

Fashion and Textile Museum explores swimwear history

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London-based Fashion and Textile Museum’s ongoing exhibit ‘Riviera Style: Resort and Swimwear Since 1900’ explores the constantly evolving beachwear trends as seen in English Riviera, Côte d’Azur and California over the past 100 years.

Due to run until August 29, 2015, the display aims to chronicle how clothing designs, fabrics and people’s attitudes to modesty have changed over the years with a special focus on social history of holidays.

Speaking on the displayed exhibits, guest curator and design historian Christine Boydell said in a press statement, “A key feature of the items selected is the importance of material from early examples to produce the perfect fabric that didn’t bag or sag when wet, to more recent technical developments designed to improve fit and increase speed in the water.”

Sourced from Leicestershire County Council’s archives and private collections, the items include an array of swimwear ranging from the modest Edwardian bathing dresses, knitted swimsuits and barely there Lycra two-pieces to 21st century burkinis.

“Thanks to Leicestershire County Council, the UK is guardian to one of the world’s most significant collections of swimwear. We are delighted to be showing these rare examples in London for the first time, and to make them accessible to as many people as possible. We hope the exhibition will illuminate past and present swimwear fashions, and inspire future design directions in the industry,” head of the museum, Celia Joicey, says.

The display is divided into five themes- 1900–20 Bathing Beauties (modest one-piece garments for men and women), 1920–40 Cling, Bag, Stretch (resortwear made using elastic-based yarns), 1940–60 Mould and Control (sculpted corsetry-inspired pieces), 1960–90 The Body Beautiful (the introduction of skimpy swimsuits) and 1990 onwards Second Skin (highlighting the introduction of sophisticated fabric technology which has found its way to the beach via competitive swimming at the highest level).

Calvin Klein Jeans creates ‘#mycalvins Denim Series’

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Calvin Klein Jeans has come up with a limited edition, logo-driven collection, influenced and inspired by the label’s successful social media campaign, #mycalvins, which invited selfies from fans wearing the popular American denim brand’s jeans.

Incorporating elements from athletic and urban streetwear styles, the new men’s and women’s assortment includes T-shirts, sweatshirts, jeans, shorts, jackets, jogger sweatpants, unisex backpacks and hats in baby blue, washed black and white rinses.

Replete with a cropped version of the iconic Calvin logo, the ‘#mycalvins Denim Series’ will be exclusively launched at Opening Ceremony’s New York and Los Angeles stores as well as online on April 15th, 2015 and at calvinklein.com on May 15th, 2015.

Commenting on the new collection, the brand’s global creative director, Kevin Carrigan, said in a press statement, “This series is an expression of the athletic trend that’s happening right now. I designed an assortment of unisex tees and tops to be mixed with denim in elevated street styles. These are the ideal wardrobe essentials for an active, youthful lifestyle– and Opening Ceremony is the perfect collaborative partner to present the line in North America.”

“We grew up seeing Calvin Klein ads and wearing the jeans so it’s very exciting to be working closely with the brand on the launch of the new #mycalvins Denim Series. At Opening Ceremony, we want to bring the customers into our own story and introduce them to what matters to us, and this partnership represents that idea because Calvin Klein was always an important part of our youth,” founder of Opening Ceremony, Humberto Leon, states while talking about the association.

The line has been modelled by young catwalk sensation Kendall Jenner and male model Simon Nessman.