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.

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Rihanna at the Christian Dior 2015 Cruise show

Georgine A/W 2015

The back-lighting of the runway was dimmed to red before the Georgine’s 2015 A/W Collection hit the runway. The color reflected the tone of the show, red-hot. The the rock music that played in the background was a perfect accompaniment to the curly Afro’d seventies inspired collection. Metallic platform shoes, floor length silk dresses, and shearling bomber jackets took the stage but the show stoppers were the beautiful bright furs. Purple, blue, mustard yellow, and lime green furs were the highlight of the finale for many. Georgine’s mission to create “beautiful chic clothing that every woman will feel great about wearing”  was completed, beautiful, sassy, and elegant, her collection gave us the effortless glamour we love to see on a woman.

Below are a few pictures from the A/W 15′ Georgine show.

To watch the full fashion show and see more from Georgine visit http://www.georgine.com/

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Plum fur
Ash shearling cropped trench with champagne chiffon shirt & aubergine leather shorts.
Ash shearling cropped trench with champagne chiffon shirt & aubergine leather shorts.

Mood Board Backstage at Georgine A/W 15

The 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

The 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards was held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles California on January 15, 2015. The show was hosted by former NFL star and tv talk show host Michael Strahan. Boyhood’ is Critics’ Choice for Best Picture, which won four awards. Actor Ethan Hawke with the Best Picture award, director Richard Linklater won for best director, actor Ellar Coltrane with the Best Young Actor/Actress award and actress Patricia Arquette with the Best Supporting Actress award for the film.

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72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards

The 72nd Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and American television of 2014, was broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on January 11, 2015, by NBC. The award show was hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the third consecutive and final time.

There were many films with multiple nominations, with the top films being Birdman with seven nominations. Boyhood and The Imitation Game were both nominated with five. Gone Girl, Selma, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Theory of Everything were each given four nominations as well. In the end it was Boyhood with three golden globes. Birdman and The Theory of Everything walking away with two of the globes each.

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Fashion Fusion News: IMG to Acquire Made Fashion Week, Lose Mercedes Benz

image As we learned late in 2014, February’s New York Fashion Week will be the last to take place at Lincoln Center — the event’s home since it left Bryant Park in 2010 — and now we know a little more about where it’s going, as well as what other changes we can expect.

According to a source who declined to comment on the record, IMG, which owns Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, plans to move the event downtown. But the second, and perhaps bigger piece of news is that the media company plans to acquire Made Fashion Week, which stages shows in and around Milk Studios and is considered something of a competitor to the Mercedes-Benz event — which, in another bit of huge news, will no longer be a Mercedes-Benz event come February. The luxury car company has pulled out as title sponsor, meaning Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will no longer go by that name, which is almost difficult to fathom. A rep tells WWD it does not plan to end its relationship with fashion altogether, and will continue to support a number of other international fashion weeks. Going forward, IMG doesn’t plan to work with any sole sponsor.

Following the Made acquisition, which is expected to go into effect before Fashion Week in September, Made owners Jenné Lombardo, Mazdack Rassi and Keith Baptista will stay on as consultants.

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Travel Fusion: Atlantis Resort, Nassau Bahamas

In 1994, Sol Kerzner purchased a languishing Resorts International from entertainer/entrepreneur Merv Griffin. This once-popular jet-set playground on Paradise Island had seen better days, but from the start Kerzner saw its potential. Struck by the beauty of the location, on a lush tropical island with a pristine two-mile white sand beach, Kerzner vowed to build the most engaging and astounding resort the world had ever seen, a place where dreams would be made real and all who experienced it would fall under its mystical spell … whilst having a whole lot of fun in the process.
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amfAR generationCURE Holiday Party NYC 2014

 Once again, amfAR’s generationCURE Holiday Party NYC was a huge success. The evening’s event took place at the swank Standard Hotel, Top of The Standard during Giving Tuesday to kick off the holiday season with style. The event raised a grand total of $67,778.33 for HIV/AIDS research. Contributing to the night’s outstanding soirée were incredible performances by The Dolls and DJ Elle Dee. Microsoft added whimsy into the mix with their Winter Wonderland photo booth and a raffle that featured fabulous prizes such as a $2500 BVLGARI gift card.  Event Chairs The Man Repeller Leandra Medine, Barry’s Bootcamp NYC Joey Gonzalez, Stripes & Sequins Grace Atwood, IMG Models Worldwide Emerson Barth, Andrew Jenks, Daniel Kelleghen, Christian Siriano and Natalie Suarez were all in attendance showing support for the night’s grand festivities. To learn more about amfAR, amfAR generationCURE or to donate to help further HIV/AIDS research visit their site at www.amfar.org.

Event Chair and Designer Christian Siriano
Event Chair and Designer Christian Siriano

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John Galliano debut’s his Artisanal collection for Maison Margiela

After four years out of the limelight as the head of his own house, as well as Christian Dior, John Galliano made a very triumphant return Monday night with his first “Artisanal” collection for Maison Margiela.

As Galliano purists held their breath for the debut of his new collection, we were pleasantly surprised to see garments that held Galliano’s classic penchant for grandeur and elegance. A collection filled with Jacquard platforms, feathered headdresses, embroidered and brocard coats was proof positive that Mr. Galliano hasn’t lost his talent for couture wear. For more information on the collection visit http://www.maisonmargiela.com/ .

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Courtney Marse

The crescent city of New Orleans is known for it’s Cajun food, jazz music, and voodoo. Not many people know that it has a burgeoning scene of talented painters, sculptors, and even fashion designers.

This past November I got the chance to view a show at the inaugural “Southern Coalition of Fashion & Design” fashion week in New Orleans.  The designer Courtney Marse ,started out in a  field one wouldn’t necessarily correlate with fashion, graphic design.  When speaking with the young designer, she said that her transition into the fashion world was a “slow progression” she began working with fabrics a few years ago and then began experimenting with digital textile printing. I asked about her fashion influences and she  cited that the brand “tibi” with their high end effortless style, was one of her favorites. Continue reading Courtney Marse