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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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Gaultier claws back on top at Fashion Week. Valentino is dazzled. Bravo….!

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gaultierA model wears the wedding gown for Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collection presented Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

“It’s all cinema, it’s all from film,” said Jean Paul Gaultier, summing up haute couture. Paris’ enfant terrible seemed to have a point, speaking on the last day of fall-winter shows that have seen spectators transported from apocalyptic opera houses to the circus and flung across the four corners of the globe. Gaultier’s feline-infused couture collection – Wednesday’s highlight – took for inspiration Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini and “The Pink Panther.” The references merged with theatrical panache to produce once of his best shows in seasons. But the cinema continued throughout Wednesday. In Valentino’s encyclopedic show, continents and eras were merged and had Baz Luhrmann in delight.” Haute couture, like cinema, is unreal. It’s theatre – a romantic aspiration that’s more beautiful, more extraordinary than reality,” said the burlesque “Moulin Rouge” director who sat on the coveted front row.


With a delicious purr, Gaultier pounced back into top form with a feisty couture collection, proving that despite a couple of off seasons, he still has a lot of tricks up his embroidered sleeve. This fall-winter’s muse was the female panther, which inspired a slew of fresh ideas, including plenty of new ways to wear leopard and how to dress in feathers to look like a cat. If it sounds eccentric, it was. Leopard print featured cheekily on tights below one stylish all-black crepe dress, and there were several incredible couture coats. At first glance they looked like fur but were made entirely of feathers, speckled like a big cat pelt and with white feathers at the edges to resemble skin. Gaultier, ever the showman, ensured the wackiness infused the show’s presentation as well. Forty-three looks filed by to the infectious theme of “The Pink Panther,” showcased on models who clawed as they walked. Guests looked on from stalls divided into lionesses, panthers, lynx and leopards. Sometimes they applauded, sometimes they simply laughed. But aside from all the fun, there was some serious couture at work here. – – CLICK HERE to take a look at what we are talking about ::

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Costume Designer Ann Maskrey, 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

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Ann Maskrey found herself cast in the role of costume designer overnight on the set of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Having worked as a costume cutter for much of her career – most notably for Batman Begins (2005) and Alice in Wonderland (2010) – Maskrey had turned down many other projects to travel to the New Zealand set to originally take a different position within the costume department. “I really wanted to go to New Zealand and work on the film,” said Maskrey. “It is the sort of project I love doing and have had a lot of experience with,

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Bollywood designer ‘Manish Malhotra’

Pays tribute to Kashmir

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Costumer and Fashion Designer Manish Malhotra presented his Kashmir inspired collection on Day Three of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. Titled Gulaala Aur Giltoor, it was based on the two flowers of Achbal Garden in Kashmir. https://i0.wp.com/www.hindustantimes.com/Images/HTEditImages/Images/Manish-Malhotra-WIFW2.jpgCeleb presence
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London Fashion Week begins…

London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012 LIVE Blog

Follow all the action from London Fashion Week as it happens. Today: London launches, Antoni & Alison kick off, get set for Emilia Wickstead, and more…
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Today: 15:30 Reclaim To Wear x Central Saint Martins
There’s an injection of new blood at London Fashion Week’s Estethica this season, showcasing the best in eco fashion. From Somewhere’s Orsola de Castro, who is also creative director of Reclaim To Wear, an organization that labels up cycled capsule collections, has been working with students of second years students from Central Saint Martins. Ten teams have been using the fashion industry’s surplus such as stock, remnants and off-cuts to create a catwalk piece and two “commercial” pieces. The work of Continue reading