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Jakarta F/W begins Oct 19

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Jakarta Fashion Week, one of the biggest fashion weeks in Southeast Asia, will once again raise up the best creations of Indonesian designers to world in 2013. JFW 2014 will present the latest collections of local and foreign designers which will inspire next year’s fashion trends. JFW 2014 will be held on October 19-25 in Senayan City, the world-class shopping mall in Jakarta. Muslim wear will feature as one of the categories on the stage of Jakarta Fashion Week 2014. Muslim fashion has presented a foundational contribution in advancing the Indonesian fashion industry. By 2015, Indonesia is expected to be the center of Muslim wear in Asia, and by 2025 the center of Muslim fashion in the world. The government also esteems Muslim fashion, with Indonesia Muslim wear exports anticipated reaching 7 percent in 2025.

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WTF….it’s New Year’s Eve

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The YEAR of the SNAKE

Costume Designer Joanna Johnston for 'Lincoln'

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Joanna Johnston, costume designer on director Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, had only a few months to research and prep for the film. She started the hard work in July 2011 and the shoot began the following November. However the film had been on Spielberg’s to-do list for nearly a decade and she had been asked several times to come up with a preliminary budget. “That long build-up process helped me think out my strategy,” she said. Johnston, who has worked on five previous films with the director going back to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989, found there wasn’t much available from the world of costume houses that was quite right, “because when Hollywood got into its rhythm in the 1930s and 1940s, clothes were heavily tailored in historical pictures, including most recreations of the Civil War era. But what men really wore in the 1860s was not heavily tailored at all.” And the cast is overwhelming male in the movie, with Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president – brilliantly portrayed by Daniel Day-Lewis – at the center. A few outfits from the period were found in “a worldwide gather.” Key was coming upon some of Lincoln’s original clothing stored in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. A trove of period photographs was her fallback. Photography had just been introduced in the mid-19th century and it quickly gathered momentum across all strata of the population. “Everyone was getting their picture taken, so that was my main resource, because so much information was contained in those photos. Lincoln himself realized the power of the photograph and was extensively photographed by Matthew Brady,” observed Johnston.

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Tiffany & Co. created beauty in the most unlikely of places — a construction site

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Text by Stephanie Schomer | Photos by  Sean Sullivan for Tiffany & Co.

Fashion illustrator Danny Roberts—the talent behind the blog Igor + André—supersized his runway-inspired portraits in a glamorous party scene applied to the temporary plywood façade of Tiffany & Co.’s SoHo store.

Tiffany & Co.’s latest New York outpost—located in a space that spans a SoHo block between Greene and Wooster Streets—boasts interiors featuring elements designed by an impressive array of artisans including Michele Oka Doner and John Opella, resulting in a boutique that Continue reading

GenArt F/W host Independent Designers in Los Angeles

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Wednesday night- The third day Style Fashion Week featured a collaboration with GenArt, a national arts and entertainment company, to bring three Los Angeles indie fashion designers to the stage.  Shaina Mote , Crybaby Presents, and Korovilas wowed the crowd with their individual runway shows. Before each line hit the stage, a short video giving a background of the different designers gave the audience a better insight into the inspiration behind each particular line.

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Next up was up-and-coming indie and self-taught designer Shaina Mote. Large floppy hats gave this chic and organic looking line a nice touch. Her collection was fresh and tailored to perfection. Shaina’s dedication to creating timeless pieces was also apparent.  With a bright future in design ahead of her, Shaina eventually hopes to include menswear in her line as well as open her own boutique store that would feature items other indie designers in the area. Continue reading

Fashion beyond borders

©ourtesy Lauren La Rose, Canadian Press & The Windsor Starfa bordersPavoni will be bringing its red carpet fashions to the Toronto Fashion Week runway on opening night.

The latest spring and summer styles may be the main draw, but with new organizers at the helm and a roster of emerging designers, changes are afoot behind the scenes and on the runway at Toronto’s Fashion Week. World MasterCard Fashion Week kicks off Monday under the makeshift tents at David Pecaut Square, where Canadian designers will unveil their style visions for the warmer months. The new season will mark the first with IMG Canada holding the ownership reins. The company had previously been involved in consulting closely with the event since 2010, said Peter Levy, senior vice-president and managing director for IMG Fashion Events and Properties. For 13 years, Fashion Week was owned and produced by the Fashion Design Council of Canada. IMG Canada will now operate the event in collaboration with IMG Fashion, with fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Tokyo among those within its portfolio. While the event is focused on highlighting the homegrown fashion scene, organizers say they are giving thought to how to help boost the profiles of de-signers – even beyond Canada’s borders. “We don’t make clothes or take pictures, walk the runway or tell the story about ourselves. But what we Continue reading

New York Fashion Week

... Turns Up the Volume !

Spring 2013 feels like “a statement season.”

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The real-people-in-the-pool print on Proenza Schouler’s catwalk Wednesday night probably took some fashion insiders — who don’t expect that much newness during these previews — by surprise. The collection by Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough started off by advancing some trends seen for spring, including leather, patchwork, some perforated and mesh textures. The leather was a little shinier, the patchwork a little more random and the textures a little more exaggerated, but, still, they fell in line. The Proenza Schouler duo also offered skirt suits galore, but they weren’t trim and tailored; jackets were collarless and covered in snakeskin, and the skirts were slung low on the hips. But the digital-print satin dresses decorated with neon nailheads on the tops and grommets on the bottom that served as the finale were only as Proenza Schouler can do, and showed why they are considered one of New York’s bellwethers for fashion’s future. The Proenza Schouler styles were a little out there, but it’s where so many others will be. Continue reading