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The New Season of Americans in Paris

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Tis’ the Americans in Paris Season and eight previous CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists (and some winners) are heading to Paris in a few weeks to showcase their Fall/Winter 2016 collections to the Parisian market. Once again TUMI is our proud lead underwriter for the initiative.

“We’re very excited to return to Paris and celebrate the tenth season of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund’s successful American’s in Parisprogram,” said Michael Petry, Creative Director of TUMI. “It is an honor working alongside Vogue and the CFDA to support an initiative that allows us to be creative with this new group of inspiring, talented designers.”

For the first time, the showroom will be located at Espace Commines at 17 rue Commines in Paris.

“This season, Americans in Paris not just has a new venue, but also an entirely new group of designers, all of whom were Finalists of the 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund,” said Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the CFDA. “By showing their collections in Paris during fashion week, these designers are given an opportunity to grow their businesses on a global level.”

 

The Participating Designer:

Aurora James, Brother Vellies

Brad Schmidt and Raul Arevelo, Cadet

Chris Gelinas, CG

Becca McCharen, Chromat

David Hart, David Hart

Rio Uribe, Gypsy Sport

Jonathan Simkhai, Jonathan Simkhai

Thaddeus O’Neil, Thaddeus O’ Neil

 

The showroom will open from Saturday, March 5-Monday, March 7, 2016 11AM-6PM.

Source: CFDA.com

Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com

 

DHL EXPORTED KICKS OFF CYCLE TWO THIS WEEK AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: THE SHOWS

DHL EXPORTED KICKS OFF CYCLE TWO THIS WEEK AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: THE SHOWS

February 9, 2016

IMG and DHL are proud to kick off the cycle two shows of DHL Exported, a global platform that offers regionally established designers the opportunity to expand their businesses internationally, this week in New York. Marcel Ostertag of Germany will be the first designer to take the international stage as part of New York Fashion Week: The Shows this Thursday, February 11.

Ostertag will be followed by Sid Neigum from Canada showing at London Fashion Week; Atsushi Nakashima from Japan showing at Milan Fashion Week; and Anne Sofie Madsen from Denmark showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. This marks the first time each of these designer is showing outside his or her home market, an important step in the development of their brand.

The Autumn/Winter 2016 collections of the winning designers will be debuted as follows:

Marcel Ostertag – February 11, 2016
NYFW: The Shows, The Gallery at Skylight Clarkson Sq
Sid Neigum – February 21, 2016
London Fashion Week, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall
Atsushi Nakashima – February 26, 2016
Milan Fashion Week, Palazzo Reale
Anne Sofie Madsen – March 16, 2016
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo, Hall A

As part of the DHL Exported program, designers receive a fully produced runway show for two consecutive seasons along with marketing and logistics support for the duration of the program.

Katya Leonovitch SS16 Bisected Beauty

Katya Leonovich Spring Summer 2016 Bisected Beauty fuses fashion and art seemlessly while empowering the woman that wears this collection to embody inner strength through a sleek, modern style. The scene was set at the Highline Lofts among guests that were treated to a visual feast for the eyes as those in attendance could partake in the beauty of the art of fashion.  Leonovich plays upon the senses with eye popping colors and fabric which mirrored each design to compliment the models themselves.  Since her creation of the “Alive Dress” for Madonna in 1997, Leonovich has shown her artistic ingenuity by elevating each collection with couture construction, clear vision and personality in each piece.

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Neoprene and Fox fur trim Leather dress. 

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IMG ANNOUNCES NYFW: THE SHOWS AND MADE SPRING/SUMMER 2016 COLLECTIONS SCHEDULE AND LEAD PARTNERS

NEW YORK (August 6, 2015) – IMG today announced the Spring/Summer ’16 collections schedule and lead partners for New York Fashion Week: The Shows and MADE, taking place September 10-17, 2015. “Evolving a high-profile event with this many moving parts takes time, effort, and the trust and support of the industry,” said Mark Shapiro, Chief Content Officer, IMG. “We’re so pleased with the response to the changes we’re making, and are excited to welcome new and returning designers and partners, as well as the MADE community, to the fold. We look forward to showing the industry all we’ve been working on come September.”

NYFW: The Shows will be held at Skylight at Moynihan Station and Skylight Clarkson Sq and feature the collections of designers including: ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY, ALICE AND OLIVIA, ANGEL SANCHEZ, ANNA SUI, BADGLEY MISCHKA, BCBGMAXAZRIA, BETSEY JOHNSON, BIBHU MOHAPATRA, BRANDON MAXWELL, CARMEN MARC VALVO, CONCEPT KOREA, CUSTO BARCELONA, DENNIS BASSO, DEREK LAM, DESIGUAL, DKNY, ERIN FETHERSTON, FASHION SHENZHEN, GEORGINE, GREG LAUREN, GROUND ZERO, HERVÉ LÉGER BY MAX AZRIA, IDAN COHEN, J.CREW, JENNY PACKHAM, JEREMY SCOTT presented by MADE, JOSIE NATORI, KARIGAM, KEMPNER, KID’S ROCK!, KYE, LELA ROSE, LIBERTINE, LIE SANGBONG, MARA HOFFMAN, MONIQUE LHUILLIER, NAEEM KHAN, NICHOLAS K, NICOLE MILLER, NOON BY NOOR, NOVIS, OHNE TITEL, PAMELLA ROLAND, PRABAL GURUNG, PROJECT RUNWAY, PUBLIC SCHOOL, RACHEL ZOE, RALPH LAUREN, REBECCA MINKOFF, REBECCA VALLANCE, REEM ACRA, SKINGRAFT, SON JUNG WAN, SUNO, SUPIMA, TADASHI SHOJI, TAORAY WANG, THE ART INSTITUTE, THOMAS WYLDE, TOME, TOMMY HILFIGER, VIVIENNE HU, VIVIENNE TAM, YIGAL AZROUËL, and ZANG TOI. MADE’s preliminary collections schedule includes: A-R-E-A, ANDREA JIAPEILI, ADAM SELMAN, BABYGHOST, BAJA EAST, BROCK COLLECTION, CG (CHRIS GELINAS), CHROMAT, COLLINA STRADA, CUSHNIE ET OCHS, DEVON HALFNIGHT LEFLUFY, DION LEE, GYPSY SPORT, HARBISON, HOUGHTON, ISA ARFEN, JEREMY SCOTT, JONATHAN SIMKHAI, MARISSA WEBB, PARSON’S MFA COLLECTIONS, SANDY LIANG, TELFAR, THE BLONDS, WES GORDON, and XIAO LI.

IMG also announced its lead partners for each event. NYFW: The Shows will be presented by lead partners Lexus, Maybelline New York, TRESemmé, Intel, DHL, and E! Entertainment. MADE will be presented by lead partners Accenture, American Express, Intel, Lexus, Macy’s, and Maybelline New York. Additionally, IMG unveiled a new brand identity and digital home for its NYFW properties. The brand identity, developed by Mother New York, was created to help the industry more easily identify the shows and activations unique to IMG. MADE will retain its standalone branding under the IMG umbrella.

The new digital home for NYFW: The Shows will be NYFW.com and @NYFW across Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. These digital channels will feature exclusive designer content and social activations throughout the year and align closely with MADE’s MA.DE and @MADE channels, which will also feature exclusive editorial coverage and content. Additionally, all collections shown at Skylight at Moynihan Station and Skylight Clarkson Sq will be livestreamed on NYFW.com. For up-to-date schedule and event information, as well as media registration, visit NYFW.com and follow @NYFW @MADE.

Clark Gabel’s Jaguar XJ120

Clark Gable would win over audiences and critics alike with performances in films like A Free Soul, Red Dust, and, but his first forays into Tinseltown were met with a less than enthusiastic response. Initially considered too rough to play a romantic lead by studio decision makers, it was not until undergoing grooming and training by his acting coach that Gable came to epitomize the American ideal of masculinity and virility. Gable would make the top-ten box office list 16 times, win an Oscar for his role in Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night, and is immortalized by his delivery of the line “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn,” in Gone with the Wind—among the most quoted in the history of cinema. He would also play a race car driver in To Please a Lady, and loved automobiles, so what’s a king of his industry to do?Banner Continue reading Clark Gabel’s Jaguar XJ120

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation St. Tropez Gala

 

Where else if not on the French Riviera would movie stars, artists and billionaires gather to spend money for a good cause — especially if the invite has been sent from Leonardo DiCaprio’s desk? 476575315 Continue reading Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation St. Tropez Gala

Han Kjobenhavn Heads to Le Marais

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HAN KJOBENHAVN HEADS TO LE MARAIS

 After setting up shop in Copenhagen and expanding across the ocean to New York, where does a label like Han Kjobenhavn, who have been enjoying a slow build toward becoming one of menswear’s coolest names, go next?

Paris, of course. Specifically Le Marais, which is still at the epicenter of trend-driven shopping in the city. Han Kjobenhavn’s just-opened Parisian output on Rue des Rosiers is down the block from retail mainstays like COS and adidas, around the corner from the first French J.Crew location, and a short walk from boutiques from Carven, Nike LAB, and APC. d1691cd3d95122c8680271923d505fd2768aab92

But it wasn’t just the heavy foot traffic promised by the neighborhood that drew Han to their new storefront. Tim Faith Hancock, founder and owner of the brand, said Paris met a lot of their expansion ideals.

“We always have had a international approach when opening our stores,” he told us. “We want our stores to check multiple boxes such as PR, sales, and a city that we like.”

Fans of the sleek and minimalist design employed in the Copenhagen and Manhattan shops will recognize the aesthetic of the boutique, which has been updated with stone accents. For his part, Hancock wasn’t too concerned with fitting into the neighborhood’s pre-existing look and feel.

“We bring our Danish DNA,” he said. han-kjobenhavn-spring-2010-preview-2 han-kjobenhavn-spring-summer-2010-2

As has happened with each new Han Kjobenhavn opening, Hancock expects to speak to the in-the-know shopper from the beginning – “The fashion consumer and faster movers are always first,” he noted – before settling into his regular customer base.

And once that’s established, Hancock has his eyes on the next stop in his burgeoning retail empire: Hong Kong.

Perhaps it’s only a matter of time before Han Kjobenhavn is as ubiquitous as some of its neighbors in Le Marais.

Visit Han Kjobenhavn in Paris at 3 Rue des Rosiers.

 BY STEVE D. Via Capsule 

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amFAR & Versace partner for star studded Dinner in Paris

STATE OF THE ART: AmfAR has landed in Paris. The charity event raising money to combat HIV/AIDS feted its first Paris edition on Sunday night, though the party’s hostess Carine Roitfeld insisted: “This is totally different. We just wanted to say thank you to all those people who have supported us year after year after year,” she said in a body-hugging black Versace gown, which turned out to be the evening’s hottest brand. 20150706_084239 Continue reading amFAR & Versace partner for star studded Dinner in Paris

Armani Casa Partners with Smart Hero Group To Design Luxury Residences in Beijing

The Giorgio Armani Group is set to launch a stylish new real estate project in China. Armani Casa has signed a deal with the Smart Hero Group to develop a residential project in Beijing, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) reports. More than ten years after its foundation, Armani/Casa is a world leader in the luxury furnishings sector. A byword for elegance and style, it stems from Giorgio Armani’s living dream of a warm, harmonious, highly comfortable and sophisticated haven. Since 2003, the Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio has provided complete interior design services to private individuals and property developers, from the conceptual phase through to supervising the execution.

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