When Vaishali S, the fashion brand brought to life by designer Vaishali Shadangule, made it’s debut during New York Fashion Week back in 2016 it was the beginning of building a bridge between India‘s century-old hand-weaving tradition and introducing it to the world. Vaishali S returned to the New York Fashion Week stage this season as a Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers [CAAFD] selected designer with a solo show.
The Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers [CAAFD] is a non-profit organization founded through a collaborative effort by a few key pioneers in the fashion industry with the ambitious goal of promoting designers who aspire to expand their brand awareness and do business in the United States. Every fashion season, the Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers [CAAFD] handpicks some of the finest talents in the global fashion industry. On September 10, 2019, at 7 pm at Pier 59 Studios, CAAFD presented Vaishali S, showcasing the brand’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
“Handwoven textiles are in our DNA. Since the inception of Vaishali S in March 2011, the brand has stayed committed to the weaver. The vision of Vaishali S is focused on making natural and handmade apparel by working with over 700 weavers across India, among which 80% are female weavers.” Vaishali Confirms.
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.
Kendall Jenner, Troye Sivan, Halima 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 Carson, Alexa Demie, H.E.R, Cameron Monaghan, Chiara Ferragni, and Chris Lee, all dressed in looks from the new collection.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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
Video: “It’s Okay To Cry” (Extended LV SS20 Edit) –
Directed by SOPHIE, co Directed by Nicholas Harwood Courtesy of Transgressive
Watch the entire show and relive the moment when Jennifer Lopez walks the runway in the dress she made famous. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Jungle print is reprised on the Versace runway in tropical green and fire orange-pink palettes. At the 2000 Grammy Awards, Jennifer Lopez garnered international attention when she wore the unique runway design.
Presented in its original version, the palm trees are juxtaposed with different treatments and fabrications. The motif is depicted on metal mesh, embellished with crystals or complemented with tie-dye. Shirts adorned with Jungle details are layered under corset bodices with graphic heart-shaped, heritage necklines. The pattern is also introduced on Squalo sneakers and beaded as a three-dimensional décor on Virtus handbags.
It was a pleasant New York Saturday, the perfect New York day that postcards are made of. The energy in the air was one that the main characters of “Sex And The City” would have approved of. As the character Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) stated, “Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future…this is known as Fashion Week.” The Son Jung Wan’s Spring Summer 2020 collection highlighted the glamour of vintage wear in a modern twist with the splendor of color. The color palette evoked the feeling of renewal, a feeling that is often associated with Spring after surviving the harshness of winter.
Born and raised in South Korea, Son Jung Wan, majored in Industrial Craft at Sookmyung Women’s University. After graduating, she attended design school at International Mode in Seoul. In 1993 Son Jung Wan earned the “Golden Needle Award” from the Korea Fashion Editor Association and in 2005, was named “Designer of the Year” by Seoul Metropolitan.
Known for her playful twist with mixes of colors, fabrics, and silhouettes, Son Jung Wan’s SS2020 collection featured embroidered dresses full of different layers of iridescent fabrics, a rose gold gown entwined with floral print, an array of electric blue gowns, and a neon mint dress, all screaming the splendor of new beginnings while taking the men and women in the room on a vibrant retro journey.
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During London Fashion Week, Voussoir presented a collection featuring over 30 pieces designed by four Independent designers handpicked by the British fashion disruptor that has been offering independent designers groundbreaking opportunities to market their designs on a global stage since 2009. Voussoir is a new fashion house offering timeless ready-to-order pieces by independent designers developed by Oxford Fashion Studio. There were five capsule collections created by K-Ourage, Vanessa Gounden, Leonie Mergen, Vingt Quatre, and Harriet Eccleston, that completely shook up the catwalk and the face of fashion.
Swedish label, K-Ourage, focused on classic clean lines and neutral tones of black, white and beige with interesting details such as harnessed straps and chic athleisure-inspired pieces.
South African designer, Vanessa Gounden, featured dreamy watercolor-inspired prints in luxurious silks and satins in her collection. Red carpet-worthy suiting separates were perfectly tailored taking you from day into night.
German label Leonie Mergen showcased both women’s and menswear. Swoon-worthy jackets included details like contrast pockets, piping, and faux fur-trimmed collars.
The designers behind Vingt Quatre created the fourth capsule with wearable separates and dreamy coats and jackets.
UK designer Harriet Eccleston focused on relaxed fit separates with color blocking in grays, burgundies, and teals.
Voussoir is the perfect alternative for chic pieces that will stand the test of time and support design talent globally. The collection will launch next month and will be available on the Voussoir website. You can follow the evolution of the brand and stay tuned for the official launch of the entire collection in October on Instagram @Voussoir_.