Relive the moment when Donatella Versace transports the world to Versacepolis, a Utopian settlement created on a seabed, as she presents her Spring-Summer 2021 Collection.
More than 50 years later, Anne Klein’s famous words are still inspiring women. “Clothes won’t change the world. The women who wear them will.” Serving women around the world with classic American style, the iconic fashion brand Anne Klein was founded in 1968 and returned to New York Fashion Week last week presenting a timely and timeless video on CFDA’s Runway360 platform and simultaneously on IMG’s NYFW.com. The presentation highlighted the heritage of the Anne Klein brand, narrated by actor, activist, and humanitarian, Ilfenesh Hadera.
Anne Klein’s legacy of not only purposefully styling designs, but her trailblazing spirit and vision of empowerment are more relevant than ever. Her Granddaughter, Jesse Gre Rubinstein, who now serves as the brand’s Ambassador, opened the presentation to share her Grandmother’s enduring imprint. The See It Now, Buy It Now Collection is shown in the five-plus minute video introduced editors and consumers alike to a Fall 2020 capsule collection with bold prints and styles at accessible price points.
The Fall 2020 collection tells the story of the Modern Anne Klein Woman. The collection look book on the CFDA site is entirely shoppable and links directly to the new AnneKlein.com ecommerce website. Starting October 1st, AnneKlein.com will also highlight Anne Klein’s partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), in tribute to the brand’s late founder. Anne Klein unfortunately passed due to breast cancer in 1974. This collection is a celebration of her life, vision, and to power important science forward.
Bombay born, Italian and L.A. trained (FIDM) designer, Deborah Sawaf, has taken her pro-woman stance and has made a statement with her fine accessories company Thale Blanc and her ready-to-wear collection Thale Blanc Statement this week during New York Fashion Week. Known for her handbags, leather goods and jewelry, Deborah Sawaf has taken her company to new heights by adding ready-to-wear designer to her resume.
New York Fashion Week marked the designer’s first showing of her debut collection and the first time her sportswear collection has been presented to the press and media. The collection’s label “Statements” was inspired by Sawaf’s belief that “every woman is a statement by her very being & what better way to pay tribute to women than by having my collection be a part of my customers’ everyday personal statement.” Sawaf’s couturier touches which are synonymous with her Thalé Blanc handbag collection were evident throughout the collection of dresses, coats, tops, skirts, pants and vests.
Finding inspirations from the 1920’s to French Renaissance, and Baroque, as well as from exotic lands with rich histories of textile and ornamentation Thale Blanc brand now caters to every mood of a woman from head to toe while still allowing the Thale Blanc woman to feel empowered. Thoughtful detailing like quilted panels along with logo and verbiage printed taping provided sporty edginess that married flawlessly with higher end touches like the most luxurious fabrications in the market today and whimsical plays on proportion that are more commonly seen in the efforts of her avant garde European counterparts.
The collection also seized the moment to embrace the ‘see now buy now’ trend that has been gaining momentum of late. Almost the entire collection is available on-line at www.ThaleBlanc.com either available immediately or as a pre-order with only a 5 week wait from order to delivery. Sawaf’s decision to show in NYFW during the first ever all virtual show week, are clear indicators that there is a new life at Thalé Blanc and it emanates from the sketch pad of the creator herself.
With the Travis Scott Meal hitting McDonald’s restaurants around the country this week, the iconic Golden Arches and Cactus Jack have also dropped exclusive merch and a national commercial. The national commercial features the first stylistic update to the iconic Travis Scott action figure since his 2015 debut album Rodeo, and a score by Travis himself. The commercial features the 2020 Travis Scott action figure detailing his go-to order at the Golden Arches.
Fans can get more of Cactus Jack by ordering his favorite meal in McDonald’s restaurants around the country. The order includes the fresh beef Quarter Pounder®* with cheese, sizzling bacon, and crisp lettuce; medium World Famous Fries® with BBQ Sauce to dip, and a Sprite®. Now, for $6, you can eat just like Travis.
Travis Scott and his Cactus Jack team have also designed apparel for the McDonald’s crew, so be sure to check out the staff’s t-shirts as you visit your local McDonald’s this week. The merch is accessible exclusively on shop.travisscott.com. The collection features nods to vintage McDonald’s campaigns, and includes items ranging from t-shirts and hoodies to entirely cut + sew garments and collectible accessories.
McDonald’s USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to nearly 25 million customers every day. Ninety-five percent of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow on Twitter @McDonalds and Facebook www.facebook.com/mcdonalds.