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

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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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TORONTO Fashion Week begins

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Fashion Designers Best Runway Show

Toronto’s runway show of World MasterCard Fashion Week for the spring 2014 collections gets underway Oct. 21 under the big white tent at David Pecaut Square. The week-long Toronto Fashion Week event runway show of Canadian top fashion designers. GF4AKK4PWFPM

Fashion designers Highlights include anchor shows by established stars Pink Tartan and veteran Toronto fashion week David Dixon and Bustle. Runway show evening finales by Canadian coat label Mackage, leathermaker Rudsak and fast fashion designers phenomenon, Joe Fresh, as well as a first-ever runway show of sportswear from Target. A strong lineup of young talent includes fashion designers Sid Neigum, Caitlin Power, Laura Siegel and Cara Cheung.

  • The national final runway-based competition for the eight finalists of the Mercedes-Benz Start Up competition featuring regional winners from preliminary contests held across the country takes place Oct. 22. The winner will receive a year of top-flight industry mentoring and a runway show of their own for the fall show season next March.
  • Fashion designers Saturday, the newest offering from IMG’s fashion portfolio takes place Oct. 26, and is open to the public. Capsule runway collections will show highlights from the week and Canadian designer fashions will be available for sale. Runway show Tickets, $75 and $150 for VIP access, are available on site.

For a full list of designers and the show schedule CLICK HERE

 


Milan F/W: Moschino Rocked it.

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MOSCHINO turns 30 this year and celebrations have been non-stop. As one would expect from a house such as this, a milestone anniversary was never going to slip by, unnoticed. The Italians already staged a runway show in Shanghai earlier this year, and everyone was expecting something bigger and better on home turf this week. Invitations arrived accompanied by a boxed white t-shirt branded “For Fashion Victims Only,” and for days now, rumours have been circling of Gloria Gaynor set to perform I am what I am. Those rumours proved true. The show opened with video footage of founder Franco Moschino, who died in 1994 from complications of AIDS, aged just 44. It was a poignant moment, but show-goers, fuelled by champagne supped in the courtyard, were in the mood for a party and with that, the curtain opened and out popped Pat Cleveland in that full-skirted “cow” gown (the same gown she wore 30 years ago, in 1983 for the house’s first ever fashion show). The crowd lapped it up whooping and cheering. Only in Milan. Other archival hits followed, such as the clustered teddy bear hat and scarf, and a ball gown made from bin bags.

moschino-01The spring collection that followed is best described as a catalogue of reworked greatest hits, from safety-pinned embellished black jackets with ring-pull zip pockets, to rose-printed dresses, gingham bloomers, monochrome ruffle-collared skirt suits and T-shirts emblazoned “Niente” and a caftan that read “Holy Chic”. Everything was trussed up on good girls or bad girls, the former accessorised with pearls, the latter with brassy gold chains, hoop earrings, and those shouty logo belts. It was humorous, delightful, outrageous and ridiculous and in all, a thoroughly fitting tribute by Rossella Jardini, Frano Moschino’s friend and former assistant who took up the reins in the mid Nineties – and yes, there are many pieces here that will prove to be commercial hits too, when these clothes land in stores in spring – but in truth, that wasn’t really the point of it all this evening. Take it away Gaynor…!

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