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Bahamian Costume Designer extraordinaire, Javotte Bethel

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Javotte-BethelNassau, Bahamas – This year’s national costume worn by Miss Universe Grand Bahama wowed the nation as Tomii Culmer paraded in the ‘Sea Goddess’ outfit created by Nassau designer, Javotte Bethel. The intricate back piece shaped like a half clam shell was covered in treasures from the sea, along with a sheer fitted bodice with jewels in all the right places looked magical on this year’s winner. Now that Tomii won the title Miss Universe Bahamas, this fabulously piece will be seen before a global audience at the next Miss Universe!  “Tomii and I have known each other for a while and certainly she’s aware that Javotte House of Couture produces unique designs. She engaged me after her entry in the Miss Universe hoping for a design that might increase her chances of the win,” said Bethel. “She said she was open to my creativity and would fully support my concept.” Sea-queen_2 

– –  “I started this project with the expectation that this costume would be seen worldwide, I wanted it to highlight the Bahamas’ most admirable amenities – its water and life thereunder ,” said Bethel.” 

Tomii Culmer, 2014 Miss Universe Bahamas.

The aquatic theme was the obvious move, and this concept had tons of creative potential allowing us to use a wide range of sea-life trinkets. With all the press coverage around the preservation of Bahamas’ reef systems recently, we thought that connection would also work in our favour.” Javotte Bethel the owner and operator of Javotte’s House of Couture, has been gainfully employed in the fashion industry for about 20 years and began designing at the age of 12, later making her own prom dress.  After high school she studied at the International Fine Arts school of Miami where she obtained an associates degree in Fashion and Graphic Design.  – –  Please visit Javotte Bethel’s House of Couture on Facebook – – 

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“Seek New York Tours” offers Special Guided Tours of the Garment District During NY/FW

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fashion week in New York tours 2014Tour the Garment District with a professional designer during New York Fashion Week 2014.

Seek New York Tours (http://www.seeknewyorktours.com) is pleased to offer guided tours of the New York Garment District during Fashion Week, scheduled for September 4-11, 2014.
These special tours are ideal for anyone looking for a fun and affordable way to get into the spirit of New York Fashion Week. Led by a professional designer and licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide, this extended version of Seek’s popular New York Garment District Tour features a blend of fashion-related landmarks, design schools, fabric stores, famous television locations, and garment industry history. In addition, participants will explore the history of New York Fashion Week from its beginnings in the 1940s to the present day, and visit a showroom, wholesaler, or other industry resource (participating businesses TBD). Seek’s New York Fashion Week Tour concludes with a visit to Lincoln Center, where participants are encouraged to take in the fabulous fashions on the plaza, snap some photos, and soak up the festive atmosphere of New York Fashion Week. This special three-hour walking tour also includes a complimentary gift for all participants.
Seek’s special New York Fashion Week tours will be offered on September 4th, 9th, and 11th, all beginning at 10 AM. Tours are $50/person, with group size capped at six (6) people. Tour duration is approximately 3-3.5 hours.
For those interested in a more basic overview of the garment industry, Seek’s standard two-hour public walking tours of the Garment District will be available on Saturday, September 6th and Wednesday, September 10th. Standard tours are $40/person (group size capped at 10 participants) and feature a mix of sightseeing, fabric stores, and industry history.

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Nicolas Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton @ Cannes

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Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2015 Collection

Palais at MonacoThe Palais Princier Monaco was the setting for the Louis Vuitton show (@drdidou66)

Today Nicolas Ghesquiere took the Louis Vuitton cruise collection to the catwalk for the very first time. For such a grand occasion, an equally grand backdrop was needed and with the world’s starriest of stars currently holding court in the French Riveira the Palais Princier Monaco was, naturally, the perfect location. When Ghesquiere showed his first collection for the legendary house during Paris Fashion Week in February, he certainly made his mark by showing his collection in a pared-back manner. And despite the swanky setting for the Cruise 2015 show, the same execution applied.

celebrities at MonacoThe stars arrive for LV (clockwise from left): Adele Exarchopoulos, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jennifer Connelly, Miroslava Duma, Carine Roitfeld, Brit Marling

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Style file: Designer Vika Gazinskaya joins Russia’s fashion revolution

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 Vika Gazinskaya is a driving force in Moscow’s style revolution. Now she is joining forces with Swedes & Other Stories, says Rebecca Gonsalves.

Much has been made of the so-called Russian revolution in fashion these past few years – but it’s not just a case of designers courting customers with plenty of roubles to flash as an influx of designers, stylists, journalists, bloggers and models proves the country has come a long way from its state-rationed sartorial past. And so, once obscure Russian names are becoming gradually more familiar to those who enjoy seeking out interesting additions to the style world.

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Seven key steps to making a fashion business successful with today’s Market.

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Stella McCartney is the perfect role model for young fashion entrepreneurs, says a report by the British Fashion Council
A model with a Stella McCartney creation at last year's Paris fashion week.
 A model with a Stella McCartney creation at last year’s Paris fashion week. Photograph: WireImage
 Young British designers should emulate Silicon Valley and Stella McCartney and view the launch of a fashion brand as an entrepreneurial venture – not solely a creative endeavour – according to a report published today by The British Fashion Council. Titled Commercialising Creativity – Creating a Model for Success for British Fashion Designers, the paper claims that there is a dearth of guidance available to fashion designers starting their own businesses, an anomaly in an industry that employs almost 800,000 people and makes £26bn annually.

“Our ambition is that future generations of designers will understand how to create a business plan and source investment in the same way the tech industry does,” said BFC CEO Caroline Rush. Rush added that the findings would help young designers “evaluate the kind of business they want to be and the questions they should be addressing from the start.” Continue reading