Dolce&Gabbana Spring Summer 2020 Women’s Fashion Show

Relive the Dolce&Gabbana Women’s Spring Summer 2020 #DGSicilianJungle Fashion Show held at the Metropol in Milan, Italy.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

The British Fashion Council (BFC) Announced the Winners of The Fashion Awards 2019

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Tonight, the British Fashion Council (BFC) announced the winners of The Fashion Awards 2019 in a star-studded event. The Fashion Awards welcomed key players from the fashion industry as well as members of the public to the Royal Albert Hall in London.

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The evening, hosted by award-winning American actress, CEO, and producer Tracee Ellis Ross, celebrated sixteen awards.  Ten out of the sixteen awards were put out to vote to an international panel of fashion industry experts, while five Special Recognition Awards and a new Designers’ Designer Award, were voted for by BFC Designer Members. Each winner was given a unique Swarovski crystal trophy, designed by Welsh artist, Ross Lovegrove.

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The Fashion Awards 2019 Winners

Award for Positive Change: Signatories of the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action 

Presented by: Amber Valetta & Halima Aden 

Accepted by: Emmanuel Gintzburger, Alexander McQueen; Gabriele Maggio, Stella McCartney; José Neves, Farfetch; Stefan Seidel, Puma; Thierry Andretta, Mulberry and Wolfgang Blau, Condé Nast

 

Brand of the Year: Bottega Veneta

Presented by: Rosie Huntington Whiteley 

 

British Emerging Talent Menswear: Bethany Williams for Bethany Williams

Presented by: Rita Ora & Liam Payne

 

British Emerging Talent Womenswear: Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo

Presented by: Bel Powley & Gugu Mbatha Raw

 

Special Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld

Presented by: Dame Anna Wintour and Lady Amanda Harlech

 

Urban Luxe: Fenty

Presented by: Tyler, the Creator & Janet Jackson

 

Business Leader: Remo Ruffini for Moncler

Presented by: Shailene Woodley

 

Fashion Icon: Naomi Campbell

Presented by: Sir Jony Ive

 

Accessories Designer of the Year: Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

Presented by: Karen Elson

 

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Sam McKnight

Presented by: Emilia Clarke

 

Designers’ Designer AwardChristopher Kane for Christopher Kane

Presented by: Kylie Minogue

 

Trailblazer Award: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Presented by: Naomi Campbell

 

British Designer of the Year Menswear: Kim Jones for Dior Men

Presented by: Miguel & Kaia Gerber

Accepted by Donatella Versace

 

British Designer of the Year Womenswear: Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

Presented by: Emma Roberts

 

Model of the Year: Adut Akech

Presented by: Pierpaolo Piccioli & Edward Enninful

 

Designer of the Year: Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

Presented by: Naomi Watts

 

Outstanding Achievement Award: Giorgio Armani

Presented by: Julia Roberts & Cate Blanchett

 Alongside all the celebrated awards, NEW WAVE: Creatives 2019 was given special mention by BFC Ambassador for Positive Fashion Adwoa Aboah. The category was introduced at The Fashion Awards 2018 to celebrate the young global creative community. The NEW WAVE: Creatives 2019 represent 100 of the most innovative and inspiring young creative talents from around the world. The list highlights London’s position as an international epicenter and pays homage to the incredible success of both home-grown and international talent; while celebrating all those who play a vital role in the industry’s cultural and creative reputation.

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The Fashion Awards also celebrated raw creativity by hosting the Central Saint Martins, The White Show as part of this year’s ceremony. Each year the new intake of BA Fashion students is asked to create a design presented in white. This extraordinary collection is usually presented as an internal show. This year, for the first time, The White Show was brought to the Royal Albert Hall, recognizing and celebrating the first creative steps of the next generation of fashion talent from all over the world, brought together in fashion’s creative capital, London. 

In celebration of Mr. Giorgio Armani’s Outstanding Achievement award, Mr. Armani presented an Armani Privé couture catwalk show to the guests as a gift to The Fashion Awards 2019 and invited long-time collaborator and music icon Eric Clapton to play the evening out.

The Fashion Awards is the main fundraiser for the BFC’s charitable and talent support work. The BFC is a not for profit organization focused on promoting excellence in British fashion and supporting the future pipeline of creative talent. The BFC’s work is achieved through a range of charitable initiatives that focus on education, business and mentoring schemes that support talent from school level, and emerging designers, to fashion start-ups and established brands. In 2018, the BFC raised over £2.3 million for its charities and business support initiatives, out of which £1.1 million will be allocated directly to scholars and designer businesses. The remaining money will go towards building an endowment to secure support for future generations.

 

Mark Badgley and James Mischka Debut Badgley Mischka’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

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Badgley Mischka’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide has no-fail items that are guaranteed to put smiles on all your hard-to-buy-for friends and family’s faces. Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world.  Badgley Mischka 2019 Holiday Gift Guide is full of wonderful items for everyone on your Christmas list from under $50 to $595 MSRP.  The stand out this year is the new fragrance, Forest Noir, in its gorgeous emerald green jeweled designed bottle. Both the Badgley Mischka Fragrance and Badgley Mischka Forest Noir have gift sets with body cream, and purse size sprays to complete the collection.

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While you’re making out that Christmas list why not relive Mark Badgley and James Mischka’s Spring 2020 New York Fashion Week Collection. The runway show took place on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Spring Studios in New York City on the final afternoon of New York Fashion Week.

Happy Holidays!

 

Burberry Reveals Festive Campaign: ‘What Is Love?’

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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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Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah Presented Their Spring Summer 2020 Runway Collection During New York Fashion Week

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. “

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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.

To learn more visit studiooneeightynine.com