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RIHANNA “SETS IT OFF” AT BERGDORFS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Article Courtesy of wwd - Misty White Sidell
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RIHANNA "SETS IT OFF" AT BERGDORFS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Article Courtesy of wwd - Misty White Sidell

Sarah Jessica Parker will be at the pop-up boutique at The Shops at Crystals on FRIDAY, APRIL 17 and SATURDAY, APRIL 18

Sarah Jessica Parker Launches Zappos Couture Pop-Up In Las Vegas

Sarah Jessica Parker Launches SJP Pop-Up with Zappos Couture at The Shops at Crystals in Las Vegas

Sarah Jessica Parker visits Las Vegas for the opening of the SJP pop-up boutique with Zappos Couture exclusively at The Shops at Crystals. The SJP, by Sarah Jessica Parker, footwear collection will be available as well as an exclusive collection designed by Parker named “The Strip Collection” to be sold at the Crystals pop-up shop and online at Couture.Zappos.com.

The two-day SJP pop-up joins the collection of high-end retailers found within The Shops at Crystals, the nation’s only shopping destination dedicated exclusively to luxury fashion.

At the VIP Welcome Event, guests have a first look at the pop-up hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker. ARIA Resort & Casino’s newest hot spot BARDOT Brasserie, a Parisian restaurant concept by James Beard award-winning chef Michael, provides hors d’oeuvres and craft cocktails.

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DAY APPEARANCES – Sarah Jessica Parker will be at the pop-up boutique at The Shops at Crystals on FRIDAY, APRIL 17 and SATURDAY, APRIL 18

WHERE: THE SHOPS AT CRYSTALS, 3720 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV

*The SJP pop-up boutique is located by the valet entrance on the first level at The Shops at Crystals.

SOCIAL: @ZAPPOSCOUTURE on Instagram and Twitter | @CRYSTALSLV on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

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About Couture.Zappos.com

Established in 2004, Couture.Zappos.com, operated by Zappos IP, Inc., has become a leading destination in online couture apparel, footwear, handbag, accessories, fragrance and home décor sales by striving to provide ultra-stylish and brand conscious shoppers with the best possible service and selection.  Couture.Zappos.com showcases thousands of the newest products designed with the highest quality craftsmanship from the best international fashion houses through a unique online boutique experience.8835-3279573-5

About The Shops at Crystals

The Shops at Crystals is an exquisite 500,000-square-foot shopping and dining experience adjacent to the AAA Five Diamond ARIA Resort & Casino. Rivaling shopping meccas throughout the world, Crystals features the largest Louis Vuitton store in North America as well as the largest Tourbillon in the world. Flagship stores at Crystals include Prada, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Dolce & Gabbana Men’s and Dolce & Gabbana Women’s, Roberto Cavalli and Ermenegildo Zegna. Unique-to-the-market retailers include TOM FORD, Céline, Stella McCartney, Paul Smith, Donna Karan, Tourbillon, Lanvin, RIMOWA and Richard Mille among several others. Crystals is also home to a selection of premier restaurants including Mastro’s Ocean Club; Todd English P.U.B; and Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina. For more information, please visit theshopsatcrystals.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter.9999-3090443-5

Lane Bryant's Cacique ad celebrates women of all sizes

 

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Lane Bryant, a leader in plus size womenswear that specialises in sizes 14 to 28, has unveiled a new revolutionary spring season campaign celebrating women of all shapes and sizes, titled #ImNoAngel, for its Cacique lingerie range.

Aiming to challenge and redefine society’s stereotypical perception of sexy with a powerful core message ‘ALL women are sexy’, the advertorial showcases models Ashley Graham, Marquita Pring, Candice Huffine, Victoria Lee, Justine Legault and Elly Mayday, all scantily dressed in the latest polka dots, horizontal stripes and embroidery adorned innerwear.

Commenting on the campaign, the American company’s CEO and president, Linda Heasley, said in a press release, “Our ‘#ImNoAngel’ campaign is designed to empower all women to love every part of herself. Lane Bryant firmly believes that she is sexy and we want to encourage her to confidently show it, in her own way.”

Conceptualized by creative agency- Laird and Partners, the advertisement video and images have been shot by famed photographer Cass Bird. The #ImNoAngel hashtag was created as a headline provoking all to come together in redefining the ideals of sexy with the hopes of igniting a significant revolution.

The mesh and lace heavy Cacique collection is available in sizes 36-50C- DDD, 40-44B and 38-44 FGH cups.

Lane Bryant’s Cacique ad celebrates women of all sizes

 

FAN AUG COVER MOCHA

Fashion Avenue News Magazine features Models of all Sizes/Height/Weights
Cover Girl and SuperModel Mocha on the Cover of Fashion Avenue News

lane bryant

 

Lane Bryant, a leader in plus size womenswear that specialises in sizes 14 to 28, has unveiled a new revolutionary spring season campaign celebrating women of all shapes and sizes, titled #ImNoAngel, for its Cacique lingerie range.

Aiming to challenge and redefine society’s stereotypical perception of sexy with a powerful core message ‘ALL women are sexy’, the advertorial showcases models Ashley Graham, Marquita Pring, Candice Huffine, Victoria Lee, Justine Legault and Elly Mayday, all scantily dressed in the latest polka dots, horizontal stripes and embroidery adorned innerwear.

Commenting on the campaign, the American company’s CEO and president, Linda Heasley, said in a press release, “Our ‘#ImNoAngel’ campaign is designed to empower all women to love every part of herself. Lane Bryant firmly believes that she is sexy and we want to encourage her to confidently show it, in her own way.”

Conceptualized by creative agency- Laird and Partners, the advertisement video and images have been shot by famed photographer Cass Bird. The #ImNoAngel hashtag was created as a headline provoking all to come together in redefining the ideals of sexy with the hopes of igniting a significant revolution.

The mesh and lace heavy Cacique collection is available in sizes 36-50C- DDD, 40-44B and 38-44 FGH cups.

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).

Tamar Braxton forays into fashion design

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The American singer, songwriter, model and reality television star Tamar Braxton has forayed into fashion design with her namesake line.

Available in a wide range of sizes, the 37-year-old’s debut line features clothing and accessories for both casual and evening wear purposes.

Titled as Tamara Collection, the range, which is exclusively sold on her online retail store tamarcollection.com, includes a blue vegan leather top and pant combo, a black zip ruched dress, a one-shoulder ruffle jumpsuit, a pewter foil bandage dress, a peplum top, a ‘Tamaratian’ emblazoned T-shirt and some sleek and snazzy cocktail numbers.

The Love and War singer shared her delight through the social photo sharing platform Instagram- “The excitement of LIFE!!! FINALLY affordable,comfortable PLUS high quality (wait till you see in person)FASHION is available!! I PROMISE you do NOT want to miss any of it!!”

The Grammy-nominated songstress is known for her work in television shows like Braxton Family Values and The Real Talk Show. (PB)

ZANG TOI COLLECTION LEGENDARY

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Only once in a lifetime does one witness such creativity as was shown at the Zang Toi SS2015 Show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week entitled “A Privileged Life:  The American Dream.”

The collection, exhibiting 25 years in the fashion business, consist of purple and fuchsia color-blocked-knit dresses, fabulous purple robes to red tailored suits.  The collection took your breath away when the black and ivory empire waist strapless gown appeared on the runway. Another impressive part of the collection was the men’s evening wear.  An exquisitely tailored jacket and matching tie.  Handsome indeed.  Models were classy with fabulous waves and upswept hair dos.  Make up immaculate, done by Beauty by Rudy.

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Backstage was just as exciting as the front of the house, with celebrity Whoopi Goldberg stopping by to congratulate Zang Toi on 25 years of fashion.  Chery Wills of NY1 News exclaimed “I love this collection!”

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People love the House of Toi and it was evident when the entire Mercedes Benz Press Pit sang “Happy 25th Birthday” and the audience rose to their feet to give Zang Toi a standing ovation.

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Over 25 local designers to show at Cape Town fashion week

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 More than 25 local designers will showcase their latest creations through over 15 catwalk shows at the forthcoming edition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town (MBFWCT), slated to run from July 24 to 26, 2014.

Themed ‘creative freedom’, the event will see the latest spring/summer trends in women’s ready-to-wear and wedding couture as well as menswear looks created by a host of established and emerging designers.

The line-up’s well-known names include the likes of Gavin Rajah, KLûK CGDT, Stefania Morland, Marianne Fassler, Fabiani and Craig Port, Lara Klawikowski, Pichulik, Nicholas Coutts, Michelle Ludek, Tart, Ruald Rheeder, Non-European, Spilt Milk, Lo, Lazuli, and Danielle Margaux and Selfi.

The rising design talents like Nicholas Coutts, Alexandra Blanc, Ernest Mahomane and Eleni Labrou would also form a part of the three-day event’s young designers’ list.

In addition to the above mentioned names, a special couture catwalk show, staged by fashion students studying at various design institutions, would also be hosted at the soiree.

Apart from the runway shows, conferences on topics ranging from business advices for budding labels and how to stay on trend, will be hosted on the sidelines of the event.

While speaking to the media Sizwe Nzimande, the spokesman for MBFWCT organizer African Fashion International (AFI), explained “As Cape Town enjoys its status as World Design Capital 2014, we are celebrating creative freedom under the pillars of fashion, art and design, with exciting developmental platforms to add a uniquely engaging element to the event.”

Started around six years ago, AFI serves as a platform for bringing in designers from the entire continent to the forefront. The event offers direct access to the designers to domestic and international markets.

 

Neil Barret designs for Justin Timberlake’s world tour

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Popular American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake will flash a designer wardrobe at the forthcoming second leg of his ‘The 20/20 Experience World Tour’, slated to kick off on May 30, 2014, in Abu Dhabi.

The 33-year-old musician has assigned the Italian-based English-bred menswear designer Neil Barret to create an array of custom-made looks for his upcoming high-octane stage performances.

Replete with graphical motifs inspired from the Bauhaus’ designs and Modernism doctrines, the stagewear range will feature minimalist clean-lined costumes, replete with the designer’s signature streetwear style tailoring.

In addition to Timberlake’s outfits, the Devon-born designer has also created costumes for the music tour’s band members and backing dancers.

Before the latest tour wardrobe design venture, Barrett had also collaborated with the celebrated singer on several other occasions in the past, such as the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards and the Legend of Summer tour with Jay-Z as well as various music videos.

Justin has a penchant for smartly created designerwear clothing. Last year, he had roped in American designer Tom Ford for his third solo album ‘The 20/20 Experience’. Ford created bespoke suits, ties, shirts and other accessories for the album video.

Trained from London’s Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art, Neil Barret had earlier worked in leading fashion houses like Prada and Gucci before founding his namesake label in 1999.

Launched in support of the Georgian-born singer’s third and fourth studio albums—The 20/20 Experience (2013) and The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 (2013), The 20/20 Experience World Tour began on November 6, 2013 in New York City and is slated to wrap up on December 20, 2014 in Atlanta.