Coach Presents “Wonder For All” A Holiday Campaign

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It’s no secret that my sister and I are definitely in love with the Coach brand. It’s our go-to for New York Fashion Week,  Blogger Breakfast, Expos, and simple casual everyday living, and we are so excited that Coach has released a new campaign just in time for the holidays. Coach is a global design house of modern luxury leather goods, apparel, footwear, fragrance, eyewear and a full range of lifestyle accessories.

Today Coach unveiled the “Wonder For All,” 2019 holiday season campaign. The campaign celebrates inclusivity, optimism, and authenticity.  Set on the Upper West Side and featuring Shahidi, Moss, Megan Thee Stallion as well as model Fernanda Ly, actor Miles Heizer and an unexpected feathered friend, it sees the cast in joyful, unfiltered scenes that highlight the house’s spirit of playfulness and the authentic self-expression that defines New York City.

 

The campaign also introduces the house’s new Horse and Carriage collection. Seen on Kate Moss and a new version of the Kat Saddle Bag, the collection reimagines Coach’s iconic Horse and Carriage motif as a cool, colorful pattern on bags and ready-to-wear. First introduced in the 1950s, the Horse and Carriage is a symbol of Coach’s legacy of leathercraft and New York heritage, and the house’s first-ever code.

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“Wonder For All” is also a series of short films written and directed by Bunny Kinney. Featuring Spike and Tonya Lee, actress Camila Morrone, winner of Season 8 of Ru Paul’s Drag Race Bob the Drag Queen, and writer, actor and producer Ben Sinclair, as well as special appearances by the Shahidi family and the Newark Boys Choir, the films celebrate the magic and spontaneous fun of being together during the most festive time of year.

 

“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. 

 

Bibhu Mohapatra Spring-Summer 2020 New York Fashion Week Collection Debut Celebrates American Beauty 

“To know that in oneself, waiting to be found, there is a light. What the light reveals is danger, and what it demands is faith.”  Inspired by Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s book, “Nothing Personal,” designer Bibhu Mohapatra created his Spring-Summer 2020 collection.

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However,  I should mention that “Nothing Personal” was not just a book, or any ordinary project, but a major collaboration that began in 1963 during a time of civil crisis by former high school friends.   The collaboration between author James Baldwin and photographer Richard Avedon explored the individuality and identity of Americans.  Bibhu Mohapatra Spring Summer 2020 collection celebrates the American beauty and its diverse identity of strength, courage, and originality.

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Known for his elegant designs and the love of vibrant colors, luxurious fabrics, and crafts from his native land, Orissa, India, Bibhu Mohapatra consistently raises the bar each fashion season with his collections.  His unique twist on the classic and traditional has won the hearts of celebrities, making him one of the top choices for red carpet looks.

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Bibhu Mohapatra Spring-Summer 2020 collection was revealed during a runway presentation during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios. The cast of models for his New York Fashion Week presentation further reinforced his commit to diversity, strength, courage, and originality.  Sheer fabrics, tulles, and lace emerged out of the darkness revealing light, transparency, and a sense of freedom.  While the vibrant colors of the collection revealed courage, strength, and the need for individuality without compromise. The juxtapose of the opposing elements in the collection is what makes this season’s collection probably one of my favorites.  You could be whoever you want to be at any time of the day without compromising style, grace, and glamour, and still be sexy, beautiful, and powerful.

 

 

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Tmall Opened NYFW: The Shows with a Lineup Showcasing China’s Design Talent

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Tmall, China’s premier B2C platform for brands and retailers, in partnership with New York Fashion Week (NYFW): The Shows, provided a prominent platform for Chinese designers to showcase their collections at Spring Studios in New York City yesterday as part of “Tmall China Cool during New York Fashion Week.  The “Tmall China Cool” showcase took place on Wednesday, September 4th, the first day of NYFW: The Shows, featuring a slate of Chinese designers including Peacebird, THREEGUN, RiZhuo as well as emerging designers SONGTA and i-am-chen.

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Peacebird returned to NYFW with a men’s and women’s collection that was young, hip and vibrant. While THREEGUN incorporated science and technology with fashion and presented a collection inspired by the union between classic silhouettes and modern fabrics providing a futuristic vibe to the collection.

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Both SONGTA and i-am-chen, two young, emerging designers, presented a collective runway show. Song Ta conceived each piece of its collection as artwork,  while Zhi Chen, the founder of i-am-chen, was inspired by photographer Kourtney Roy.  Contemporary women’s wear label, RiZhuo, designed by Zhang Lujian, portrayed the brand’s peaceful values towards life through simple and meticulous craftsmanship and loose, structured shapes.

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Last September, Tmall hosted a pop-up market within Opening Ceremony’s New York store to showcase popular Chinese brands that are riding the “China Cool” trend, ranging from the traditional medicine maker Yunnan Baiyao to the revived century-old beauty brand Shanghai Vive.  This September, Tmall will host a pop-up exhibition featuring cross-over collaborations that are riding the “China Cool” trend. Featured brand collaborations will include Chinese confectionary company, Hsu Fu Chi and clothing brand Tyakasha, Chinese snack brand Qinqin and fashion brand Mukzin, Dove Chocolate and Hefang jewelry, and home furniture brand Ziinlife and Chow Tai Seng jewelry.

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Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show to Stream Exclusively on Amazon Prime Video

 

One year ago,  singer, songwriter, record producer, businesswoman, actress, and fashion designer, Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty presented her first runway collection for her brand Savage X Fenty with a jungle-themed show at the Brooklyn Navy Yard that opened with modern dancers, featured a star-studded runway, and presented an all-inclusive lingerie collection.  As a follow up to last year’s groundbreaking event, this year’s Savage X Fenty Show will return during New York Fashion Week in conjunction with NYFW: The Shows featuring a combination of models, actors, and dancers wearing the latest savage styles offering up a new type of sexy and creativity.

In partnership with TechStyle Fashion Group, the label has disrupted and redefined the marketplace with its accessible price point and extensive assortment. “We want to make people look good and feel good,” explains Rihanna, who approaches Savage X with the same mentality she does all her projects—to make something new and fresh that everyone can relate to and feel confident in. “We want you to feel sexy and have fun doing it.”

According to the official NYFW: The Shows calendar, New York Fashion Week begins September 4 and ends September 11.  However, Rihanna fans will have to wait a little bit longer for the unveiling of Rihanna’s fall/winter 2019 collection.  This season, Savage X Fenty Show will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide beginning Friday, September 20.  The Amazon Prime Video special will also feature an exclusive look behind the scenes at the making of the show.

Amazon Prime Video is a premium streaming service that offers customers a vast collection of digital videos.  In addition to access to movies and TV shows included with Prime, the Prime membership includes unlimited fast free shipping options across all categories available on Amazon, more than two million songs and thousands of playlists and stations with Prime Music, secure photo storage with Prime Photos, unlimited reading with Prime Reading, unlimited access to a digital audiobook catalogue with Audible Channels for Prime, a rotating selection of free digital games and in-game loot with Twitch Prime, early access to select Lightning Deals, exclusive access and discounts to select items, and more. To sign-up for Prime or to find out more visit: amazon.com/prime.

“I couldn’t be more excited that everyone will have full access to The Savage X Fenty Show this year! We are working on creating a bold, sexy, super energetic experience for our viewers,” said Rihanna.

Disclaimer: A version of this article also appears on The WorldNews (WN) Network

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Prabal Gurung And The Glenlivet®Celebrate New 14 Year Old Expression With New York Fashion Week: The Shows

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As the official spirit sponsor of NYFW: The Shows, The Glenlivet 14 Year Old is giving a taste of the new liquid with a variety of interactive experiences throughout NYC aimed at educating, inspiring and delighting whisky enthusiasts and new drinkers alike during New York Fashion Week.

With the help of fashion designer Prabal Gurung and NYFW: The Shows, The Glenlivet 14 Year Old is bringing that same bold spirit to New York City and beyond with exclusive events, pop-ups and its custom co-designed Prabal Gurung x The Glenlivet flask & flask bag commemorating the launch of The Glenlivet 14 Year Old.

Born in Singapore and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, fashion designer Prabal Gurung brings worldly influences to his designs. Gurung chooses to manufacture over 80% of his collection in New York City to uphold standards of quality while supporting the local community. The brand produces a majority of the remainder of the collections in Nepal, working closely with female artisans to highlight their craft and create employment opportunities.

Timed to the 10th anniversary of his NYFW debut, Gurung will unveil his latest collection on Sunday, September 8 at Spring Studios along with exclusive co-created pieces inspired by his partnership with The Glenlivet 14 Year Old, including a limited edition 14 Year Old Flask that will be gifted to select tastemakers within the fashion industry. After the show, select The Glenlivet x Prabal Gurung pieces will be available in limited quantities for both fashion and whisky fans alike.

The Glenlivet will also release behind-the-scenes content featuring the designer as he discusses his partnership with The Glenlivet, iconic runway designs and views breaking traditional conventions in the fashion realm to make it a more inclusive space for all.

During Sept. 5-11, The Glenlivet 14 Year Old will be popping up and dropping down throughout the city, including:

  • The Glenlivet Drop Shop – designed with the aesthetic of a sleek, mobile airstream, The Glenlivet Drop Shop will offer visitors the opportunity to sample The Glenlivet 14 Year Old, customize premium T-shirts and get a first look at items from the brand’s collaboration with Prabal Gurung.
  • Happy Hours at NYFW: The Shows – The Glenlivet 14 Year Old will be on display throughout the week at NYFW, featuring creative cocktails with unexpected ingredients.
  • SoHo Sip and Shop – in-store brand activations at luxury retailers will allow consumers to meet & experience the brand.
    • Saturday, Sept. 7:
      • NARS Prince Street, 124 Prince St., 1-6 p.m.
      • Theory SoHo, 47 Greene St., 12-6 p.m.
      • Theory Meatpacking, 40 Gansevoort St., 12-6 p.m.
      • Theory Hudson Yards, 20 Hudson Yards (Level 1, Suite 128A), 12-6 p.m.
      • Versace Fifth Avenue, 647 5th Ave., 4-6 p.m.
      • Alice + Olivia SoHo, 98 Greene St., 1-6p.m.
    • Sunday, Sept. 8:
      • NARS Prince Street, 124 Prince St., 1-6 p.m.
      • Alice + Olivia SoHo, 98 Greene St., 1-4 p.m.
  • NYFW: The Talks – The Glenlivet will participate in the season’s NYFW: The Talks series at Spring Studios, presenting a curated conversation around fashion and inclusivity, ending with a toast of The Glenlivet 14 Year Old to a more diverse and inclusive NYFW.

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Coach Unveils New Direction With Fall 2019 Global Advertising Campaign

Spontaneous, real, and free-spirited, the Fall 2019 Coach campaign presents a new thought-provoking narrative for the house while staying true to its unique heritage, values, and mission.  Coach, founded in 1941, is a global design house of modern luxury leather goods, apparel, footwear, fragrance, eyewear and a full range of lifestyle accessories.

The campaign unveils Creative Director Stuart Vevers’ new look and feel for the Coach inspired by a new cast of 21st Century Dreamers pursuing infinite possibilities in the city of New York.  The campaign was brought to life with new Coach collaborators like photographer Juergen Teller and director Todd Tourso, as well as stylist Venetia Scott, makeup artist Dick Page, and hairstylist Christiaan.

The campaign shows the new global cast in iconic locations around New York City, including the Lower East Side, Central Park, the Manhattan Ferry, Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park.  Starring Yara Shahidi, Michael B. Jordan, Liu Wen, Jemima Kirke, Lolo Zouaï, Kiko Mizuhara and Miles Heizer, the campaign spotlights the house’s new Fall bags and gives each member of the cast the opportunity to candidly share what drives and inspires them.

The films, directed by Tourso, the creative mind behind Beyoncé’s iconic music videos and films will be released throughout the season.  Kicking off the season is a hero film, followed by a series of vignettes featuring the individual cast members. With narration by Michael B. Jordan and Yara Shahidi, the unique films share the spirit of New York City, inspiring 21st Century Dreamers everywhere to believe in themselves and life’s infinite possibilities.