Artist Fusion Spotlight: Tali Lennox

In an exclusive interview with Refinery 29, artist and model Tali Lennox tells of her rise in the art world as well as being the daughter of a famous celebrity.

Being a child of a celebrity can be a curse rather than a blessing. Will people take you seriously? Will anyone believe that hard work — and not familial connections — is responsible for your success? Is it possible to become a recognized figure for your own talent when your mother is one of the world’s most powerful musicians? Continue reading Artist Fusion Spotlight: Tali Lennox

WME/IMG officially acquires MADE Fashion Week

NEW YORK (March 23, 2015) – WME | IMG today confirmed the acquisition of MADE Fashion Week. Founded in September 2009 to support emerging designers, MADE Fashion Week has featured approximately 30 runway shows and presentations each season from designers including Altuzarra, Cushnie et Ochs, Public School, Proenza Schouler, Jeremy Scott, Sophie Theallet, Ohne Titel, and Alexander Wang.

Through this acquisition, MADE Fashion Week will continue to operate as a separate entity while strategically aligning with WME | IMG to provide additional opportunities and creative resources for both entities’ designers and partners.

“As we reimagine New York Fashion Week with new venues, experiences and platforms for the industry, we are excited to add MADE Fashion Week to our portfolio,” said Catherine Bennett, SVP and Managing Director, IMG Fashion Events & Properties. “This acquisition creates new opportunities for all our designers and partners to grow and evolve their businesses not only during fashion week in New York, but globally throughout the year.”

MADE’s leadership team, including Keith Baptista, Partner and Managing Director at Prodject and Partner at OBO Paris; Mazdack Rassi, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Milk Studios; and Jenné Lombardo, Founder of The Terminal Presents, will continue to oversee MADE Fashion Week’s day-to-day operations and consult on WME | IMG’s broader fashion events strategy.

“MADE has been a platform that supports creative vanguards in fashion, music, technology and culture and makes their work possible,” said Keith Baptista, a founder of MADE Fashion Week. “As part of the WME | IMG family, MADE will expand its reach and remain on the front line of fostering new talent and encouraging bold new voices. We are thrilled to be part of the team, and excited for all that the future holds.”

The New York Fashion Week and MADE Fashion Week Spring 2016 Collections will take place September 10-17, 2015.

Stevie Boi presents: “CR3AM”

While everyone on the east coast was wishing for the last cold snap of the winter season to move on, the eye wear impresario to the stars, Stevie Boi was heating up the streets of the Crescent city with the debut of his line “CR3AM”. Complete with his signature eye wear, his street-chic line  of two piece printed joggers, mini dresses,  and shorts brought the heat of summer as his models strutted down the runway.  Continue reading Stevie Boi presents: “CR3AM”

Peter Dundas Named New Creative Director For Roberto Cavalli

After leaving his post as creative director for Emilio Pucci, it was rumored that Dundas may have gotten an offer from another fashion house. And it seems as if the rumors are correct. It was announced eariler in the week that Peter Dundas will be taking the reigns over at Roberto Cavalli. Dundas started designing at Pucci in 2008. However, he served as head designer for Cavalli from 2002-2005. “This is a homecoming for me. It is an honour for me to continue to evolve the wonderful world of Roberto Cavalli and I am very excited by the possibilities and potential of this unique brand. I cannot wait to get started,” he told fashionone.com. His first collection back with Cavalli will be held in September 2015 for the Spring/Summer 2016 season.

The 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards Nominees Announced!

MARCH 17, 2015

“We’ve had a great board meeting today, a very fun one,” CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg told guests at Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center, kicking off the announcement event for the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards nominees and honorees.

Von Furstenberg proceeded to unveil the first of several honorees of the night: Betsey Johnson, who is receiving the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Award. Johnson jumped – not cartwheeled –  on stage and took to  the Swarovski crystal-adorned podium to give an impromptu, unplanned acceptance speech. “I am so sorry, I just want to say this is the ultimate beyond, Oh My F G moment and I didn’t think I would ever want it because I didn’t want to be 72,” Johnson, in one of her dresses from 1965, said. “I love our  club, I love what you have done with it. I love the money we have raised for AIDs and Breast Cancer and beyond.”  Continue reading The 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards Nominees Announced!

Southern Coalition Of Fashion Design Week

Afternoon Fusionista’s! Fashion month has been a whirlwind but there are still show’s to be seen. Down in the “Big Easy”, the Southern Coalition of Fashion Design in New Orleans still has some surprises in store for us! Shows by famed celebrity eyewear designer Stevie Boi, K. Frame, and The Wildlife Reserve are just a few of the highlights for the next week.   If you are in the New Orleans area, here is the schedule of events, we hope to see you there!

http://www.eventbrite.com/o/southern-coalition-of-fashion-amp-design-7552333845

Idan Cohen

This Mercedes Benz Fashion week, February 14, 2015 was monumental for many people and for many reasons. For the rising star Israeli designer Idan Cohen, he was not only debuting his A/W line of evening gowns but he was also getting married. The designer married his life and business partner, Elad Borenstein, right before his debut show in a beautiful ceremony with their families around them on the very same runway his collection would show. The excitement was palpable as people took their seats for the runway show.

As the lights dimmed, and the music of Beyonce’s “Haunted” played over the speakers, the models adorned in truly inspired gowns seemed to float down the runway. The intricate beading of Idan’s hand sewn designs was simply captivating. His flawless designs only enhanced the effortless beauty of the models. It is no wonder his designs are coveted by some of the most exclusive, and high profile women in Tel Aviv. It is evident in the craftsmanship of Mr. Cohen’s designs, that his time studying at the London Instituto Marangoni school of fashion is at an expert level.  Below are some of the looks from his A/W 15 collection. Check out more of Idan’s designs at  www.idancohen.net .

All photos taken by Money Jensen for Stylefusionworld.com

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Rihanna Signs Historic Deal as First Black Woman to become the face of Dior

All around “It” girl Rihanna has become the muse of another fashion house with the announcement of her becoming the new face of Dior. With her effortless style, it has been no surprise that over the years  Rihanna has become one of the most favored young starlets in the fashion world. After her campaign with Balmain, we can only imagine the amazing visuals that are going to come with this new partnership. According to WWD, Rihanna will be “starring in the fourth episode of Dior’s Secret Garden video series shot by Steven Klein in Versailles”  with her never-ending charisma and carefree attitude, we have no doubt Rihanna will be a perfect match for Dior. We are excited to see this amazing woman of color reaching new heights, and even more excited to see the Dior brand breaking industry norms.

Rihanna in Dior
Rihanna at the Christian Dior 2015 Cruise show