It’s Paris Couture Fashion Week and Christian Dior Takes Us On A Whimsical Journey For Their Fall-Winter 2020 Haute Couture Collection

Maria Grazia Chiuri, artistic director of women’s haute couture, ready-to-wear, and accessory collections, at Dior, enlisted Italian director Matteo Garrone to produce a short film titled “The Dior Myth,” to introduce her Fall-Winter 2020 haute couture collection this season.

Harlem’s Fashion Row Comes to the Aid of Designers of Color with a New Non-Profit and Global Virtual Fashion Event Taking Place on May 30 in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

The current economic climate has brought forth uncertainty for designers. With the halt in productions and dramatic declines in sales, Harlem’s Fashion Row decided to take action and assist designers of color through these unprecedented times.

On May 30, 2020, at 2:00 PM (est), Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) will launch a new non-profit, ICON 360, in response to the current Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. In an effort to raise funds for designers of color, the influential arts and entertainment organization will host a ‘Virtual Fundraiser’ with special fashion industry guests, to celebrate and support designers who apply for the ICON 360 grant.

The nonprofit program would provide forgivable relief to designers of color who are pivoting their businesses during this pandemic and need funding to scale. The mission is to dedicate 100% of ticket sales to the new non-profit, ICON 360, providing a safety net for designers of today and the future.

The “Virtual Fundraiser” Event will be HFR’s first philanthropic endeavor and is supported by Nike, Gap Inc., Shea Moisture, and Diageo. The day will be filled with panel discussions such as:

International Impact in Fashion with guest panelist Tamu McPhearson and Karen Blanchard.

Teen VOGUE’s Editor in Chief, Lindsey Peoples Wagner will discuss Gen Z and Millennial Response to the COVID 19 Crisis.

Christopher John Rogers the winner of the Vogue CFDA Fashion Fund will be in conversation with celebrity stylists Wayman + Michah.

Playing to Win with Liliahn Majeed, Senior Vice President Diversity & Inclusion of the NBA

Kesha McLeod, celebrity stylists for top athletes such as Serena Williams will be in conversation with Rich Fresh who’s bespoke pieces are often seen on celebrities such as Lena Waithe.

Lastly, words of wisdom will be given by the esteemed designer, Tracy Reese.

Guests will also have an opportunity to view a fashion show with past HFR designers as well as new upcoming emerging designers and engage in exciting presentations. Guests can purchase tickets to this anticipated virtual event through the newly launched website www.hfricon360.com.

Designers can apply to receive a grant on June 15, 2020. The website to apply is www.harlemsfashionrow.com. Founded in 2007 by Brandice Daniel, Harlem’s Fashion Row has been championing and uplifting designers of color. The organization supports emerging talent and provides a platform for underrepresented African American and Latino designers.

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

 

 

Alexander Wang “Collection 1” 2020 Runway Show

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

A Night In Rome: A Giambattista Valli x H&M Celebration

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All the Valli girls and boys brought the beautiful pieces of the Giambattista Valli x H&M collection to life on a pink runway that featured a mix of models and personalities.

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Kendall JennerTroye SivanHalima Aden, and Valli fans attended the Giambattista Valli x H&M fashion show that was set against the backdrop of one of Rome’s historical landmarks, Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, on October 24. The show ended in a spectacular grand finale parade led by Kendall in the now famous red dress featured by the model in the campaign. Guests included Sofia CarsonAlexa Demie, H.E.R, Cameron Monaghan, Chiara Ferragni, and Chris Lee, all dressed in looks from the new collection.

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After the fashion show and cocktail party, guests moved down Via del Corso to the Grand Hotel Plaza, another Roman landmark of timeless splendor and elegance for the after-party hosted by DJ collective Circoloco, where Peggy Gou and Seth Troxler, as well as Clara3000, were playing.  The Giambattista Valli x H&M collection, with womenswear, menswear, a first for Valli, and accessories, will be launched in select H&M stores worldwide, as well as on hm.com, November 7th, 2019.

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

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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

 

“Oh, the Places You’ll Go” with Cynthia Rowley During New York Fashion Week

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As you may already know a Cynthia Rowley New York Fashion Week show is not just a show… it’s an experience.  You will never find a cast of models just simply walking up and down an ordinary runway, don’t get me wrong, we love that.  After making a splash during the last season of New York Fashion Week, Cynthia Rowley has returned this season with her signature fun-loving style that we all love.

So here are a few things you need to know about Cynthia Rowley Spring Summer 2020 New York Fashion Week debut that made this season’s presentation even more unforgettable than the last season.

Cynthia Rowley’s runway was a 200 feet washable rug created by Ruggable. The images on the rug were inspired by Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.” (Cynthia Rowley acquired the rights from the estate)

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By having her runway show outdoors, Cynthia Rowley turned Tribeca’s Staple Street into a fun-filled adventurous playland piquing the curiosity of guests and even surrounding onlookers.

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The Spring Summer 2020 collection was also inspired by Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go,” bringing the book took life on the runway evoking an adventurous beachy vibe, with a hint of bohemian flair, and 70s-inspired silhouettes. Whimsical Dr. Seuss inspired looks also made an appearance adding to the adventurous vibes.

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 Just in case you missed the New York Fashion Week debut you still may have a chance to experience it yourself. Rowley plans to continue the adventure by traveling to various international cities to show her collection.  I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us next season. 

 

Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2020 Fashion Show

Relive the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2020 Collection presented by Nicolas Ghesquière at the Louvre in Paris on Tuesday, October 1st at 7:30 pm (CEST).

Music: SOPHIE – “It’s Okay To Cry” (Extended LV SS20 Edit) Courtesy of Transgressive

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Victoria’s Secret To Feature UK Lingerie Label Bluebella

 

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Victoria’s Secret Launches UK Lingerie Label Bluebella At The Fifth Avenue Flagship Store With Founder Emily Bendell And Campaign Muse Ali Tate

Fantasy and reality collide in the rich and seductive collection filled wit alluring textures and shapes, curated around a palette with rich and autumnal hues.  Launched on October 4th, the lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret, introduced female-founded lingerie label Bluebella. London-based Bluebella will be available at select Victoria’s Secret stores in the US and at VictoriasSecret.com, as well as select stores in the UK beginning October 11th.  The award-winning lingerie label, founded by Emily Bendell, is designed to inspire the spirited lifestyle. The line celebrates women who want to wear beautiful lingerie for themselves, every day. Bluebella lingerie is confident, stylish and statement-making.

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Victoria Beckham London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2020 Runway Show

 

“Lightness, easiness, freedom. Those are the ideas I was thinking off for this collection. It’s about dynamic women today, women in motion. Controlled and free, living life, reality and believability. There is always a duality in women, moving between different ideas, different moods. I want clothes that move with a woman, that move with her life.” – VB