To mark his first festive campaign for the fashion house, Burberry Chief Creative Officer, Riccardo Tisci has assembled a cast of global talent to celebrate the notion of togetherness, union, hope, and love. The campaign centers around a film of the cast dancing to the soundtrack of ‘What Is Love?’ by Deee-Lite and is shot by renowned photography duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.
The cast includes Carla Bruni, Fran Summers, brand ambassadors Zhou Dongyu and Yoo Ah-in, Shay, Ikram Abdi Omar, Lea T, Boychild, Wu Tsang, Cecilia Chancellor, Sasha Pivovarova, Marina Morena, Mahmood and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
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This season Studio One Eighty Nine, the fashion brand co-founded by actress Rosario Dawson and luxury executive Abrima Erwiah, presented their Spring Summer 2020 womenswear and menswear collection during New York Fashion Week in New York City at Spring Studios. The collection, entitled Heritage, was inspired by traditional African patterns, symbols, and techniques interwoven into the cloth to communicate values, history, and message to future generations.
The brand was initially launched in February of 2013 and is the recipient of various awards including the Martin Luther King Jr Social Justice award from Upenn in 2015, the MOCADA Social Justice award in 2016, the Design Miami Visionary award in 2017, the Filming On Italy Social Justice award in 2018, and was the 2018 recipient of the prestigious CFDA Lexus Fashion Award for sustainability. Studio One Eighty Nine is made in Africa and produces African and African-inspired content and clothing. The brand currently operates a store in New York and Accra (Ghana), an e-commerce site, a manufacturing facility in Accra, and supports various community-led projects in Africa and in the USA Studio.
The New York Fashion Week runway show that took place on September 10, 2019, which included a cultural experience with live dance and musical performances that were inspired by the continent of Africa. The collection was a mix of vibrant hues and pastels with red, indigo, white, green, with pops of yellow and black dominating the color palette. The colors of the collection were reflective of the colors found in the American and Ghanaian flag as well as colors found in nature.
The Spring 2020 collection was designed with sustainability and building products meant to last in mind by the use of zero-waste materials, recycled materials, and patchworking. Patchworking was used as a way of communicating stories by patching different symbols and textiles together reminiscent of quilting. Another example, is the use of traditional West African Adinkra symbols stamped on Kente cloth. Each symbol, pattern and color tell distinct stories that highlight cultural values such as the power of collaboration or the power of women.
Among the 600 guests including media, buyers, celebrities and VIPs gathered at Spring Studios, guests seated front row included Fantasia, Naturi Naughton, Maggie Q, Young Paris, Opal Tometti, Bethann Hardison, Justine Skye, Joani Johnson, Quincy Brown, Shaun Ross, Laura Gomez, and Jeremy Carver just to name a few.
“We celebrate all of the characteristics that make us different and also all our similarities through mixing prints and patterns and by encouraging the uniqueness of all the people that wear the brand,” Erwiah says. “The brand should be a source of strength for customers and help them achieve their best selves, but in the end the clothes are meant as a backdrop to highlight the beauty of each individual. “
The collection will be available for purchase at studiooneeightynine.com, in Studio One Eighty Nine retail stores, and in select retail stores starting in February 2020.
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Relive the #Collection1 2020 runway show held at Rockefeller Center in New York City on Friday, May 31, 2019. Open to the public, the runway show marked the first that Rock Center has ever held
As an extension of Serena Williams’ eponymous fashion line, tennis icon and fashion designer Serena Williams unveils her first-ever fine jewelry collection. Her collection, Serena Williams Jewelry, offers beautifully crafted necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings that transcend natural beauty and confidence. In collaboration with global diamond manufacturer K.P. Sanghvi, Williams’ fine jewelry collection features ethically sourced and conflict-free diamond pieces. Serena Williams Jewelry launched on November 8, kicking off with an Instagram party hosted by Williams’ herself @serenawilliams, leveraging digital media and the power of her 25 million fans.
With over 70 core pieces in the collection, signature staples include jewelry items adorned with bold words and phrases that embody who Williams is, such as “Queen” and “Winner.” Other notable pieces span personalized ID necklaces and bracelets, pavé diamond signet rings and “lo-ve” and “se-xy” lettered diamond earrings.
With price points starting at $299 and up to $9,999, the collection launched exclusively with Fred Meyer Jewelers online and select stores and Macys.com and will expand to include specialty jewelers and department stores nationwide. Just in time for the holiday season, Serena Williams Jewelry makes the perfect gift.
“This collection is a beautiful celebration of the strong women in my life and around the world,” said Serena Williams. “I’m so grateful for the opportunity to bring a little sparkle and joy to special moments. I hope my jewelry designs inspire people to love themselves, believe in themselves, and of course, treat themselves.”
On Thursday, November 28 at 9 a.m., the time-honored phrase “Let’s Have a Parade” will ring from the starting line as the march of fantasy takes to the streets of New York City during the 93rd Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. This year the event will bring together two iconic American brands with a shared New York legacy via a new float set to debut in the annual holiday spectacle.
Coach, a global design house of modern luxury leather goods, apparel, footwear, fragrance, eyewear and a full range of lifestyle accessories will be the first-ever luxury fashion house to participate in the historic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Led by Coach’s mascot, the beloved dinosaur Rexy, the house’s glittering float will feature a carnival-style reimagining of New York City. Titled “Rexy in the City,” the float will boldly kick-off the holiday season with the house’s unique spirit of optimism, playfulness, and inclusivity.
In addition to Coach’s float debut in the 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the partnership will also include an exclusive Rexy-themed collection featuring leather goods, footwear, t-shirts and accessories, launching November 15 at select Macy’s stores nationwide and macys.com. Rexy has appeared in Coach collections and on the runway since 2015 when Coach creative director Stuart Vevers unleashed her to the world. Her glittering float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be her biggest, boldest appearance to date.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the nation’s biggest and most anticipated holiday celebration. Broadcast nationally on NBC, with millions of families nationwide tuning in to watch the excitement unfold, the TODAY Show’s Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will host the three-hour broadcast from 9 a.m. – noon (in all time zones).
For spectators in New York or those traveling to the city to see it live, the 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 9 a.m., kicking off from 77th Street and Central Park West. The procession will march to Columbus Circle, turn onto Central Park South and then march down 6th Avenue/Avenue of the Americas. At 34th Street, the Parade will make its final turn west and end at 7th Avenue in front of Macy’s Herald Square.
“As an iconic American brand, we are proud for Coach to be the first luxury fashion house to have a float in the 93-year history of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” said Joshua Schulman, chief executive officer and brand president of Coach. “We can think of no better way to kick-off the holiday season than to participate in this great American tradition. This project not only underscores our important partnership with Macy’s, but also speaks to the future of the traditional wholesale business model, evolving from distribution into meaningful brand storytelling.”
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