VFILES RUNWAY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DEPOP TOOK OVER THE BARCLAYS CENTER DURING NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

As 2019 slowly comes to an end,  the heavy hitters of this season of New York Fashion Week reinforced that New York Fashion Week doesn’t just belong to buyers, press, and media, it also belongs to the people.  VFILES, an experience-based social networking platform, and Depop, a marketplace app, made New York Fashion Week not only about the designers but made it a social event of the fashion season for all to enjoy.

VFILES Runway in partnership with Depop took over the Barclays Center in Brooklyn with a community-sourced extravaganza designed to showcase a global group of emerging creators.  Although this is not the first time VFILES has sponsored a group show, it is the first time VFILES has joined forces with Depop. The event was held on the arena floor of Barclays Center and tickets to the sold-out event were available to the general public. It is the 11th time VFILES has sponsored a group show, but the first time it is joining forces with Depop.  The SS20 collections by the winning designers were joined on the runway by musical guests: Rico Nasty, Brooke Candy, Erika Jayne, YG and more.

VFILES shop also launched on Depop with a limited-edition merchandise capsule, featuring vintage pieces sourced from Depop, adorned with VFILES logos as well as t-shirts designed by the runway winners DI DU OFFICIAL, WESLEY HARRIOT, NICO VERHAEGEN, and PIERRE-LOUIS AUVRAY

DI DU OFFICIAL

VFILE Runway 1

Di Du is a Chinese born and Antwerp based designer and recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. Her SS20 collection focuses on the power of femininity and takes inspiration from both contemporary art and underground culture. Materiality is contrasted in this season which hard futuristic materials, like metal and sleek 3D printed accessories working together with supple elements like pastel silk chiffon, feathers, and lightweight leather.

WESLEY HARRIOTT

VFILES Runway 2

Ricky Harriott is a London based womenswear designer that launched his own line Wesley Harriott, in 2016. His SS20 collection tells a narrative of women who dominate and defy social and stereotypical boundaries. The collection includes sleek modern silhouettes that juxtapose clean modernity with pleats, tucks and impression lines, all done to emphasize strength and movement.

PIERRE-LOUIS AUVRAY

VFILES Runway 3

Pierre Louis Auvray is a London based designer and recent graduate from Central Saint Martins. His SS20 collection is a study of the point where clothing and technology collide. The lines between synthetic and natural are blurred by the choice to mix natural materials such as wool knits with discarded plastic and electronic parts. The upcycled objects and clothes play with the ideas of nostalgia and sustainability.

 NICO VERHAGEN

VFILES Runway 4

Nico Verhaegen is an Antwerp based designer and recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. His SS20 collection takes inspiration from decay and rebirth and examines the frail state of big cities, combining urban motifs like cracked paint, mold and rust with clean elements. His work includes sustainable and raw materials such as CO2 neutral linen, recycled nylons, reclaimed fabrics and exposed selvedge detailing.

Rexy In The City: Coach To Debut As First Luxury Fashion Brand In Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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.

The 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® kicks-off the holiday season on Thursday, November 28 at 9 a.m. ET. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“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.”

NOMINATIONS FOR THE FASHION AWARDS 2019 ANNOUNCED

Today, Wednesday 23rd October 2019, Stephanie Phair, Chair and Caroline Rush, Chief Executive British Fashion Council (BFC) announced the nominations for The Fashion Awards 2019 at a press screening at Soho House, 76 Dean Street.

The Fashion Awards 2019 will take place on Monday 2nd December at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The Fashion Awards recognize creativity and innovation in fashion, celebrating exceptional individuals whose imagination and creativity has broken new ground in fashion globally over the past 12 months as well as brands and businesses that have transformed the possibilities of fashion today. The Fashion Awards also raises money to nurture future generations of fashion talent.

Tickets for general public on sale for The Fashion Awards 2018 in partnership with Swarovski

The Fashion Awards 2019 Nominees are (all listed in alphabetical order).  The winners of each category will be announced at The Fashion Awards 2019.

Accessories Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

Jonathan Anderson for Loewe

Kim Jones for Dior Men

Simon Porte Jacquemus for Jacquemus

 

Brand of the Year

Bottega Veneta

Gucci

Jacquemus

Loewe

Prada

 

British Designer of the Year Menswear

Craig Green for Craig Green

Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner

Kim Jones for Dior Men

Martine Rose for Martine Rose

Riccardo Tisci for Burberry

 

British Designer of the Year Womenswear

Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

John Galliano for Maison Margiela

Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & Loewe

Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn

Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha

 

British Emerging Talent Menswear

Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for Cottweiler

Bethany Williams for Bethany Williams

Kiko Kostadinov for Kiko Kostadinov

Phoebe English for Phoebe English

Sofia Prantera for Aries

 

British Emerging Talent Womenswear

Laura and Deanna Fanning for Kiko Kostadinov

Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan

Phoebe English for Phoebe English

Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo

Rosh Mahtani for Alighieri

 

Business Leader

Alexandre Arnault for Rimowa

José Neves for Farfetch

Marco Bizzarri for Gucci

Marco Gobbetti for Burberry

Remo Ruffini for Moncler

 

Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & Loewe

Kim Jones for Dior Men

Miuccia Prada for Prada

Model of the Year

Adesuwa Aighewi

Adut Akech

Adwoa Aboah

Kaia Gerber

Winnie Harlow

 

Urban Luxe

Alyx

Fenty

Marine Serre

Martine Rose

Moncler Genius

Earlier in the year, Giorgio Armani was announced as the winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award and Naomi Campbell was announced as the recipient of the Fashion Icon Award. More special recognition awards will be announced prior to the event and celebrated on the night.

The Fashion Awards act as a fundraiser to the British Fashion Council’s talent initiatives and programs which promote excellence in design by financially supporting students with the ability and potential to make an exceptional contribution to the fashion industry. In 2018, the BFC raised over £2.3million for its charities and business support initiatives and allocated £1.1 million directly to scholars and designer businesses.

Boxes for The Fashion Awards 2019 are now on sale. For more information please email: FashionAwardsBox@britishfashioncouncil.com