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MILAN F/W: Alberta Ferretti Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Collection

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Alberta Ferretti Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Collection Photos: NowFashion, for more runway gifs click HERE

Alberta Ferretti (Cattolica, 1950) is an Italian fashion designer and dressmaker. She designs for Alberta Ferretti and Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti. Her showroom is in Milan, Italy but her studio is in the village of Cattolica, near Rimini, Italy. In 1968, Alberta Ferretti opened her first little boutique, called Jolly, in Cattolica. She designed a first collection in 1973 and was co–founder of Aeffe (a clothing manufacturer and distributor) in 1976. She began showing seasonal collections on runways of Milan, Italy, in 1981. She launched Ferretti Jeans Philosophy in 1989, renamed Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti in 1994. In 1994 she renovated a 13th–century castle into the Palazzo Viviani hotel in Montegridolfo. – – continue Reading more on Wikipedia

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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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View Spring 2014 Legwear Trends

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Thomas Carlyle “Tom” Ford (born August 27, 1961) is an American fashion designer and film director. He gained international fame for his turnaround of the Gucci fashion house and the creation of the Tom Ford label before directing the Oscar-nominated film A Single Man. – – continue Reading

 


Fab Kids Get Own Show at Fashion Week

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Barbie The Dream Closet Playdate at Lincoln Center, Saturday February 11th

 

The weekend of New York Fashion Week is the unofficial “bring your kids to the shows” day. It’s a status symbol, really, proving you’re successful and cool enough to show up with an impromptu — albeit miniature — plus-one, Jennifer Lopez style (bonus points if your daughter carries a tiny Chanel bag). But if you’re a fading reality star who has enough trouble wrangling show invitations to begin with, or if you’d just rather watch your kids parade around in clothes instead of skinny models, why not hold your own fashion show starring your own children instead? That way everyone can marvel at your offspring’s cuteness with no distractions at all.

 

Enter “Kids Rock,” a fashion show that will be held at Grand Central Terminal on September 11, at 6 p.m. WWD reports that the “models” will include Teddy, daughter of Kelly Bensimon; Jeffrey Tarpley, son of Sherri Shepherd; Lil C, Jaden, Cyia, and Carter, children of New York Yankee CC Sabathia; and Amar’e Jr., Assata and Ar’e, children of New York Knick Amar’e Stoudemire. They’ll be “wearing the latest trends,” says a spokesperson for Haddad Brands, which is sponsoring the show. Stoudemire will “host,” and the labels represented (Levi’s, Converse, Jordan, and Nike) will donate items to his foundation, as well as to Kids in Distressed Situations.

 


New York Fashion Week Spring 2014: What to expect

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A model walks the runway at the Proenza

Photo credit: Getty Images | A model walks the runway at the Proenza Schouler Spring 2013 fashion show in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Just as you’re trotting out your fall wardrobe, Fashion Week hits NYC with hundreds of designers putting out their visions for — yes — Spring 2014. The shows start Thursday and run through Sept. 12, with the major fashion hub at Lincoln Center, where some 75 designers will strut their stuff in the tents at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. But many others are heading downtown, with Jason Wu abandoning the former church on the Upper East Side for a spot all the way down on Mercer Street. Even Calvin Klein is moving his gig to the brand new Spring Studios in TriBeCa, having shown in its garment center headquarters for five years. Night birds are flying into daytime slots — the fellows at Proenza Schouler are showing at noon instead of 8 p.m., and Tommy Hilfiger trades his evening show for an 11 a.m.-er at Pier 94. Change is good, right? But the schedule is crazy and it’s a headache getting from show to show for sure — so much so that clever Advil is providing free Fashion Week transport in a red-stiletto emblazoned SUV.

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Pinterest Brands NYC Fashion Week

 

PINPinterest is becoming a major player in NYC’s Fashion Week.Today the social imaging network followed up on its exclusive for the J. Crew catalog by announcing a Pinterest Fashion Week hub, appearing at pinterest.com/fashionweek, where designers, brands, and style experts from the event will post exclusively on the show and upcoming fashion trends. Brand Innovators Fashion Brands Summit is also scheduled for Sept. 13, at the end of NYC Fashion Week.

 

The list of brands participating in the effort are high-profile and inclusive. Among them: Kate Spade, Man Repeller, Maybelline, Moda Operandi, Nordstrom, Oscar de la Renta, Refinery 29, Revlon, Song of Style, Style.com, Women’s Wear Daily, Zac Posen and Michael Kors.

 

 

 

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Splashing color Bridal ensembles

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Manish Arora delivered an avant garde Indian wedding collection for the bride with an attitude

Manish Arora delivered an avant garde Indian wedding collection for the bride with an attitude

Two back-to-back fashion weeks that were held recently in the capital – PCJ Delhi Couture Week and India Bridal Week – stand testimony to the fact that couture in India caters largely to the big fat Indian wedding. With the exception of a few designers who showcased some body-hugging gowns or light evening saris both events were high on trousseau and glamour. So couture creations that are meant to be bespoke, customised and hand-crafted “one-of- a-kind” creations were basically runways replete and overflowing with seriously

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Costume: Actresses Jane Fonda & Minka Kelly Transform Into American Icons for ‘The Butler’

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Jane Fonda in 'The Butler'

From sketch to real life, Jane Fonda evokes former first lady Nancy Reagan (The Weinstein Company)

Lee Daniels’ The Butler” spans eight decades and depicts a spectrum of characters that could make any costume designer’s head spin: from a rural African-American field worker (portrayed by Mariah Carey) to a boozy-yet-stylish ’50s lady (Oprah Winfrey — whose character traverses all of the film’s decades as the wife of longtime White House butler Cecil Gaines) to iconic first ladies including Nancy Reagan (Jane Fonda) and Jacqueline Kennedy (Minka Kelly).

From Fonda to Reagan
In the film, 75-year-old Fonda is in close replicas to the real clothing of ’80s-era Nancy Reagan. “She loved red,” Ruth Carter, costume designer for “The Butler,” told Yahoo! Movies of Reagan. “A very vibrant tomato red — coined as ‘Reagan Red,’” said Carter, who mimicked the designs of Reagan’s favorite designers, including Bill Blass. Carter even replicated a gown Reagan wore to a state dinner.

It’s not only the clothes, but Fonda’s hair — which was coincidentally already in the right cut to play Reagan — and her makeup transformed the Oscar winner into a convincing facsimile of the former first lady.

But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t any drama in assuming the role. Fonda managed to avoid a wardrobe catastrophe, Carter recalled, on her first day of filming: one of Fonda’s costumes went missing — and she was only scheduled to shoot for a few short days. “I was walking on pins and needles.” But Fonda made it work, swapping a costume intended for another scene while she waited for the missing outfit to arrive (and it did, as a frantic Carter actually flew it in). Close call.

[Related: Oprah and Cast Serve Up ‘Butler’ Scoop]

Minka Kelly in 'The Butler'

Minka Kelly brings a Jackie Kennedy outfit to life in ‘The Butler’ (The Weinstein Company)

For Minka Kelly to pull it off as the stylish Mrs. Kennedy, Carter knew she had to pay attention to detail. “My main focus was to make sure the pink Chanel suit she wears when the [JFK] assassination happens is perfect,” said the costume designer. “Of course we want Jackie Kennedy’s look to be as iconic as it was in real life.” — >

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