Final Call For “Fashion Fringe” Entries, 4-27-2012! Burberry’s Christopher Bailey has £100K For This Year’s Winner
Fashion Fringe has become one of the most well-known design competitions in the world offering young fashion talent winner the chance to win a whopping £100,000 towards the establishment of their very own fashion label. In just 7 days’ time submissions will be closed and a shortlist of 10 designers will be selected by this year’s Fashion Fringe Chair, Burberry’s Christopher Bailey. After a nail-biting ‘Technical-Day’ and interview with the FF board, three finalists will be selected to battle it out on the catwalk at London Fashion Continue reading
London Fashion Week Designer, Roksanda Ilincic’s Hot Pink dress
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Oscar de la Renta & Vera Wang 2013 Colors
Oscar de la Renta sent a model down his Bridal Spring 2013 runway wearing pants and a crop top Monday. Taking his cue from one of the most notable trends to come out of the spring 2012 ready-to-wear collections, the designer teamed the ab-fab trend with the traditional. Designer’s banded together in support of the midriff during the spring shows in September, with retro-style bras worn as tops making multiple appearances. Often paired with a pencil or flared skirt, a la Sophia Loren Continue reading
Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Vibram
©ourtesy of Misty White Sidell
“Toes cleavage, Manolo Blahnik’s new heels emphasize, Martin Margiela plays up the feet, and Vibram’s “barefoot” size sneakers are more popular than ever. Misty White Sidell on the toe moment”.
It was just before fashion week when, like many other fashion journalists, I found myself scouring Bergdorf Goodman’s legacy shoe sale for the Continue reading
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“Concept fashion – it’s when music, art & fashion come together as one”
It takes place twice a year, at Ace Gallery in Hollywood.
Concept fashion week, Hollywood’s bi-annual event, was as last season located at Ace Gallery (5414 Wilshire) and welcomed 16 designers, two nights of runway shows, and creative installations. This March fashion- presentations featured fall 2012 season’s runway collections and installations by: MIKE VENSEL, HENRY DUARTE, BRYAN HEARNS, PAUL REDMOND, MEMENIC, NUVULA, S&G, CHAMBERS, THAI NUYGEN, CURLY V, BELLE N. MATISSE, ELAINE ALLEN, ZuBAUEN, GYPSY JUNKIES, LAILI LAU, NAMI and JEN AWAD.
Concept fashion week was founded by fashion designer Mike Vensel and downtown Los Angeles visionary Brady Westwater in 2010. The concept was seen as a new alternative for designers wanting to showcase their latest collections under their own terms.
Vensel and Westwater had produced fashion shows in Los Angeles since 2004, and also worked together to launch many shows over the years. Continue reading
Fashion Art Toronto (FAT) Arts & Fashion Week launches its 7th year from April 24th to April 28th in Toronto. For five fabulous days, FAT explores the art of fashion via runway shows, art exhibits, photography, fashion films and live performances.
The FAT 2012 theme fashionSCAPES mirrors the concept of landscapes: unique, seasonal and ever changing. Each night a different sub-theme will be explored around the ideas of land, city, body and future. – – get info
• April 24 – LANDscapes explores global landscapes and physical environments
• April 25 – CITYscapes visits metropolises and man-made environments; streets, structures and cities
• April 26 – BODYscapes investigate the body as a field for expressing identity, sexuality and gender
• April 27 – FUTUREscapes looks at new materials, technology, media and innovative processes
• April 28 – FATmarket is chance for the public to purchase clothing hot off the runway from FAT designers
FAT Venue – 213 Sterling Road, Toronto Continue reading
UK: London’s Talented Bunch
Designer treasure trove of the weird and wonderful was on show for AW12 at POP PR’s Press Day. An eclectic mix of rising fashion designer stars and one grand dame, the sheer creative genius of POP’s clients leaves one dizzy.
Designer Francesca Marotta’s AW12 collection is an almost gothic affair. Inspired by the women of Sicily who have “loved and lost,” the clothes have a dark and mournful, yet hauntingly beautiful quality; the subversive use of feminine shapes and fabrics bring a dainty element to the clothes that is not usually associated with the style. Milko’s stunning Perspex cuffs and crowns designer in conjunction with the collection are sharp contrasts that somehow work perfectly.
Iconic fashion designer and rock queen Pam Hogg, designs custom clothing to order. The designer AW12 collection, also presented at London Fashion Week, is quirky, futuristic and brings to mind the Continue reading