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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

PARIS: Gareth Pugh Spring/Summer 2014

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What can we say? Well, I’ll just go ahead and say it. FAN-TAB-U-LUST to Mr. Pugh! I simply consider this collection to be one of the most ‘original’ set of looks to date. Day, Evening & Formal wear, all put together. Go Gareth !!
gpBack in 2005, Gareth Pugh was living in a squat in London when all the important UK fashion magazines attached themselves to him like a Fred Perry-clad tumor. Fresh out of fashion school and an internship with Rick Owens, he was soon a style-page wank fantasy, representative of the type of hijinks English fashion clamors for. It was all justified. Gareth’s first shows featured inflatable outfits and light-strewn garments. Everyone in attendance over the age of 30 offered mealy-mouthed praise—like it was all very well and fun and diverting but ultimately fey and immature. Attendees under the age of 25, however, cheered the models and clothes down the runway, feeling like somebody had finally reinvented fashion for the 21st century and rescued us all from retro regurgitation. Six years on, fashion sites are overflowing with photos of androgynous kids addicted to black who look just like Pugh. His line garners the type of attention and praise usually reserved for the vaunted and dusty old guard. He shows annually in Paris and New York, working and hanging out with all the ritziest fashion people, like Karl Lagerfeld and Mario Testino. We’ve known him for a while, though, so we persuaded him to take a few minutes for the following little chat..Read on : View more Gareth’s Collection 

Friday, August 30, 2013

NYC F/W Spring 2014 designer pre-view

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Before designers show off their wares on the runways of Fashion Week, they channel their inspiration and sketch their creations. For the spring 2014 shows, which kick off Thursday at Lincoln Center and other locales around New York City, those inspirations ranged from Hollywood glamour queens to ancient tribes to modern art. Here’s a peek at some of those fashionable inspirations (in the designers’ own words). — By Julie Gordon, amNew York


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Dresses With Cutouts for this Summer

Keeping with the already-established midriff trend, this season’s little white dresses are all about the bits they’re missing. From Topshop Unique‘s sheer panels to Stella McCartney‘s sharp angles and lacy eyelets, these are summer frocks by way of paper snowflakes. Click through the gallery to see those, plus nine more, and three members of the cutout club spotted on the streets of New York.
*This article originally appeared in the May 27, 2013 issue of New York Magazine. (Slideshow)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fashion Week starts September 6-14 in NYC

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STYLE MEDIA INVADES MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK WITH WEEKLONG MARATHON OF FASHION INSPIRED PROGRAMMING AND ON-THE-GROUND COVERAGE SEPTEMBER 6-14 – Beginning Monday, September 10 at 8pm ET/PT, Style Expert Jeannie Mai and Fashion Editor Zanna Roberts Rassi Reprise Their Roles as Hosts to Provide Daily Updates. Fashion Extravaganza to Culminate with Exclusive Airing of The 2012 Style Awards on Friday, September 14 at 8pm ET/PT
MyStyle.com to Engage Users with Streaming Videos, Social Media Feeds and Blogs, Bringing Front Row Up-To-The-Minute Reports from New York 

LOS ANGELES – August 27, 2012 – Style Media will invade Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to offer fashionistas at home extensive Continue reading

Thursday, July 26, 2012

New York: MARC JACOBS Fall 2012-13

Marc Jacobs Winter 2012-13 Collection

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New York 2012/2013 Fashion Week: The Winter Collection by New York based designer, Marc Jacobs was really … Crazy! It was like 18-17th century fashion mixed with 21st century street style! This fashion week show hosted lots of colors, interesting patterns and some funny looking heels. And the best of all were the too big sized hats made out of fur or other materials. It is worth to mention that the coats that are presented will be the most hottest pieces for winter. Bohemian story through the New York designer Marc Jacobs, who presented his latest collection autumn / winter 2012-2013 in the last Fashion Week in New York.
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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Cornejo, New York Designer for ‘Zero’ talks fashion

© Story by Merle Ginsberg at hollywoodreporter.com

Designer Maria Cornejo host New Show With Artist Alice Waese and Wearing Her Own Designs as she was in Los Angeles to launch an art show and début her resort and pre-fall collections. 

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THR Q&A: Zero’s Maria Cornejo is one line of clothes out of New York that is an insiders’ fashion brand, and her New York fashion week runway shows always prove that, as they are attended by editors at the highest levels of the fashion business. Her clothes are always comfortable and chic, go from day to  with a quick change of shoes or jewelry and  have an avant-garde city cool-girl edge that’s sophisticated without hitting that “arty” line too hard. In other words, they’re rather perfect. Her pants, sweaters and leather jackets have amazing fit and a little twis,- and her dresses achieve the impossible trifecta: They’re sexy and comfortable and interesting. All this, and her prices are much better than most designer clothes, but the quality doesn’t suffer. No wonder smart women love her. Cornejo has a longtime small West Village boutique at Greenwich and Jane, but her eponymous Melrose Place space is many times the size and has the airy feeling of an art gallery. That’s why she decided to host a small art gathering for her friend, former employee and present artist Alice Waese, from New York City, who creates art out of metal, silver and paper. Cornejo doesn’t get to L.A. often as she’s busy Continue reading

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fashion Week AU

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Fashion Week is a seasonal industry. But unlike in the natural world, fashion’s seasons move with the times. Fashion Designers used to put clothes from our spring and summer collections into the stores when the weather got warm, but now we put them into stores in the middle of winter. And we put winter clothes into stores in the middle of summer. This, I believe, is just symptomatic of society at large. Everything has sped up. People have shorter concentration spans and want to see something new on a regular basis. The stores have to give their Continue reading

Friday, April 6, 2012

Rate this: Rate This Categories: ArtiS, Beauty, fashion, FashionXclusive, Global, Global Trends, Holla, Los Angeles, Runways Tags: Arts, Fashion, Fashion week, Jeremy Scott, LAFW, Los Angeles Fashion Week, Runway Fashion Week Paris 10 “Fashion Moments” at Shows

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Rick Owens‘ beautiful draped silhouettes and soft colors | Photos by: Morgan O’Donovan for Dazed Digital
PARIS, France — Ahh, Paris. The spiritual home of fashion where the wonderful diversity of creative ideas and fashion dreams comes together in a veritable cornucopia of collections that close off fashion month. We’ve selected ten fashion moments from the Paris Autumn/Winter 2012 collections in Paris, with photos by Morgan O’Donovan, whose camera was focused on all the goings on backstage — before, during and after the shows.
Sarah Burton continued her astounding evolution of the Alexander McQueen brand with a show focused on exploding 3-dimensional shapes. | Photos: Morgan O’Donovan  Read more…

Monday, February 13, 2012


NYC Fashion Week on Saturday 2-11-2012

Prabal Gurung’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 in New York. Other Fashion Designers were featured as well. Follow link below for Slideshow. (AP Photo by Stephen Chernin) Fashion week blogs offer the fashion blogger, schedules, highlights and photos of events. There’s even websites dedicated to all of New York Fashion Week runway fashion shows for free online. You can blog fashion Haute couture runway shows from fashion designers like Elie Saab, Marc Jacobs, Prabal Gurung, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Oscar de La Renta by Independent fashion eMagazines. Fashion journalism of these fashion events are well documented now because of the Online Live shows, Fashion Magazines, TV coverage and lots and lots of Independent fashion blogs and their writers are willing to share their personal
experiences. So stay tuned in February 2012 to not only New York Fashion Week but also Paris Fashion Week, London Fashion Week as well as Milan Fashion - - Read more…

It's ….ALL the Rage

New York Fashion Week Fall 2012: Kate Spade

Designer Deborah Lloyd has really injected new energy and fun into the Kate Spade brand. For fall, she was inspired by French gamines hangin’ in the courtyard at the Palais Royale in Paris. That translated into a bright color story with lots of graphic touches, including the print on a full skirt spelling out “toutes les filles sont folles” (all the girls are mad), designed by blogger, fashion illustrator and photographer Garance Dore.

Dotnails One of the key looks in the collection was a pair of blazing orange pants cropped over polka dot heels, and worn with an aqua-colored cardigan. The colorful cropped pants-over-heels look is one that all the fashion girls are already wearing , and apparently, it’s going to have legs! There were lots of cute extras, too — jeweled Peter Pan collars, a puff of a marabou feather purse and sparkling fishnet tights. And the polka dot manicures were genius. 

– - Booth Moore @ LaTimes.com Fashion week blogs offer the fashion blogger,  Read more…
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Korean Design into New York FW

Concept Korea IV - Spring 2012
Photos: Concept Korea IV – Spring 2012
all photos by Kwai Chan
Korean fashion design has slowly made an inroad into New York, and it all started with the Concept Korea designer collectives that began four seasons ago.  Some designers from past seasons, such as Son Jung Wan and Parkchoonmoo, now have solo shows as part of the official Fall 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week schedule.  Others are veterans of other Fashion Weeks around the world, such as the duo of Steve J. and Yoni P. who showed at the London Spring 2010 collections. For its fourth edition, Concept Korea featured the following designers in a presentation style: Son Jung Wan (who also held her second New York solo runway show later in the week), Lie Sang Bong, Steve J. and Yoni P., Doho, and Resurrection by Juyoung.  Although an understandably mixed bag in terms of aesthetics and styling with five very different design sensibilities, the collective represented South Korea’s continuing evolution in the world of fashion.  Lie Sang Bong used psychedelic shimmering neon space age cuts inspired by traditional Korean fashion, with killer matching fan clutches.  Doho chose a more ethereal route, with asymmetrical layered piles of tulle and other fabrics dominating.  Juyoung presented the only men’s collection of the five, combining color with semi-formal dress shirts.  Son Jung Wan chose to exhibit some additional looks that were not a part of her solo runway show; her commercially appealing womenswear is much better suited to this presentation format than on the catwalk.  Finally, Steve J. and Yoni P. channeled the ‘70s with their capsule collection, with flower power prints and tie-dyed dresses. – - © Story By Yuan-Kwan Chan

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Get a Peek: Pre-Fall 2012 Fashion Trends

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Visit BLOGINITY to get a glimpse of what’s in store for you on the Runways of Paris, NYC, Milan and London for the 2012 Fall Season. This website has got you covered. You can also get a peek at what some of your favorite Runway Models are up to. Love this site.

Stella McCartney shows Fall 2012 in New York City

At an intimate presentation, cocktail party followed by her new store opening, Stella McCartney began 2012 as she means to go on.

Stella McCartney launches Pre-Fall 2012 and opens new Soho storeStella McCartney’s in between seasons presentations are always something to look forward to. Her autumn 2012 collection was held in New York, at One If By Land, Two If By Sea, a restaurant often voted the most romantic in the city. Models wandered around the candlelit cocktail party drinking champagne and playing pool and backgammon. The roaring fires, huge bouquets of flowers, photography books and a jazz band playing in the corner, meant McCartney’s presentation felt more like a convivial house party, not a stress inducing rushed runway show. There were vegan hors d’oeuvres. McCartney’s autumn accessories collection – also vegan – were on display in a room overlooking a winter garden. – - read more

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fashion photos of the week

Top fashion images from the runways of the world, including Oscar de la Renta in New York and Chanel in Paris. Chanel’s Metiers D’Art show is a collection of fall designs, arriving in-store before the main ready-to-wear line. Designer Karl Lagerfeld infused the outfits with equal parts Bombay and Paris. Click HERE to view more photos and coverage of these and other Designer Collections shown in the past few weeks, including Hair & Accessories from NYC, Paris to Korea. – - CLICK HERETop fashion images from the runways of the world, including Oscar de la Renta in New York and Chanel in Paris. Chanel’s Metiers D’Art show is a collection of fall designs, arriving in-store before the main ready-to-wear line. Designer Karl Lagerfeld infused the outfits with equal parts Bombay and Paris. Click HERE to view more photos and coverage of these and other Designer Collections shown in the past few weeks, including Hair & Accessories from NYC, Paris to Korea. – – CLICK HERE

Monday, December 12, 2011

Linda Fargo @ Bergdorf’s

Linda Fargo is the Senior Vice President, Women’s Fashion Director and Store Presentation at Bergdorf Goodman. She was added to the Bergdorf team in 1996 and was promoted to her current position in 2006.  Fargo was the Senior Director of Visual Merchandising at the Gap as well as Vice President of Visual Merchandising at I. Magnin. Last year Fargo won the Where Magazine award for last year’s Bergdorf holiday window. Early on Fargo challenged the idea that only one designer should be displayed in a …
Linda Fargo is the Senior Vice President, Women’s Fashion Director and Store Presentation at Bergdorf Goodman. She was added to the Bergdorf team in 1996 and was promoted to her current position in 2006.  Fargo was the Senior Director of Visual Merchandising at the Gap as well as Vice President of Visual Merchandising at I. Magnin. Last year Fargo won the Where Magazine award for last year’s Bergdorf holiday window. Early on Fargo challenged the idea that only one designer should be displayed in a … – – read more Here

Friday, November 4, 2011

CLOCKED: 50 most Stylish New Yorkers

New York City is a, if not, the, fashion capital of the world. An amalgamation of high fashion, retro appreciation, individual style and more than a little personality epitomizes a city that lives and breathes fashion – even by proxy, sometimes serendipitously, almost always uniquely. We’ve gathered 50 New Yorkers from editorial, retail, beauty, music and beyond who exemplify the reality of our New York – to bring you New York’s 50 Most Stylish. – Kerry Pieri Be sure to check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot on our StyleCaster Facebook page !! – - Read more here

Monday, June 20, 2011

Costumer JOHN DUNN for Cable Drama, talks

John Dunn began researching costumes for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire by scouring the legendary libraries at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum, as well as photographs inside the Library of Congress. Executive Producer Martin Scorsese even compiled a 1920s film reel for the costume designer, who also visited New York vintage shops and Los Angeles costume warehouses. “That’s what really informed us about the construction, the fabrics, materials, details, colors. And the latter was really eye-opening,” says Dunn, who was Emmy-nominated for the first season of Mad Men “We are so used to looking at that period in black-and-white films and sepia photos. Not a lot of the original color survived. But if you take apart a hem or a seam in a vintage garment, you’re like, ‘Holy Cow! Look at that color!’ It was not a drab period at all. We were amazed by the colors even the men were wearing back then.” Dunn used only authentic fabrics, nothing that did not exist in 1920, and often had to have fabrics specially woven for the men’s suits to get the proper period weight and texture. Steve Buscemi’s clothing was custom-made by master tailor Martin Greenfield, who could turn out a suit for the show in just four days, often in triplicate. -- Read more about John Dunn HERE

This Article was written by Elizabeth Snead @ deadline.com

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Han Feng, Costume Designer

Han Feng, costume designer, Talks on how she became involved in
The Bonesetter's Daughter

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 Han Feng grew up during the Cultural Revolution in China, and moved to New York in the 1980's where her career as a fashion designer took off. After designing the costumes for director Anthony Minghella's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly, she was approached by Amy Tan, producer Sarina Tang and director Chen Shi-Zheng to design the costumes for The Bonesetter's Daughter.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Costume Designer, Randall Christensen dishes about DWTS

Editor's Note:
[Dancing With The Stars] The photo contains the Cast for this upcoming Season. It includes "Wendy Williams" and "Kirstie Alley". You know, some people really need to know their limitations for TV. Now I don't know who these women's Dance Partners are, but, my heart goes out to them. Though I do like Miss Wendy, it's still  gonna have to be pretty tough draggin' this one across the stage. And that's for Kirstie Alley? After it's all said and done, the poor Guy will definitely feel like he's moving furniture all across the globe. Let's face it, these two heifers are not "ballerinas". I mean, wasn't that Bristol Palin broad bad enough. Or wasn't she? These fellas will definitely need a vacation after this crusade. Good Luck!

Interview with Shows Designer, Randall Christensen:

With the season 12 premiere of Dancing with the Stars just weeks away, we caught up with the king of fabulously kitschy stage ensembles, Emmy winning-costume designer Randall Christensen, to dish on everything from dressing to accommodate curves to knowing your limits on showing skin (yes, he has some!). Read the full interview, after the jump.
Randall is in New York this week for the Wilhelmina 40+ Model Search (he'll serve as a wardrobe advisor and a judge in the final event--if you're fabulous and over 40, hit the open casting call this weekend in NYC, 3/12 from 10am to 3pm at Wilhelmina, 300 Park Avenue South, 2nd floor; or find out how to enter online), and we took the opportunity to chat him up about all things DWTS and looking and feeling confident, no matter your age. Here's what he had to say:

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Betsy's VDAY Showing "Victorious"

NY Designer Betsey Johnson joined forces with Chantal Bacon in 1978 and started the Betsey Johnson label, as it is known today. Her commitment to remain true to her one-of-a-kind vision has afforded continued success in the clothing fashion industry for more than 30 years. Starting in 2004, the Betsey Johnson label expanded as a lifestyle brand with the introduction of intimates, handbags and leather goods, footwear, watches, jewelry, eyewear, swimwear, legwear, outerwear and a signature fragrance. Today there are over sixty-five Betsey Johnson stores worldwide, an established wholesale business, and an e-commerce site.

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