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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

 

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

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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Donna Karan steps down from her Iconic Brand

One of the most important designers in the history of American fashion, Donna Karan, is stepping down as chief designer of Donna Karan International.

Karan, 66, plans to devote greater time to her Urban Zen company and foundation, but will remain a close adviser to DKI under a long-term agreement, according to the company. 10-Eco-Friendly-Luxury-Fashion-Brands-Donna-Karan1 Continue reading Donna Karan steps down from her Iconic Brand

Lexus Builds a Functional Hoverboard Prototype

Watch out, world. Toyota is heading back to the future.

The automaker has hinted it’s looking into flying cars. Now its Lexus luxury brand has actually built a working model of a hoverboard. That’s right, an actual working hoverboard. It’s real, but not for sale. Yet. The board uses liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and magnets, according to the Lexus website. The technology is already zooming around Toyota’s home country. A Japanese railway company last year set a new world speed record using a magnetic-levitation train. Toyota tipped its hand a year ago that it’s been experimenting with this for cars.

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London Collections Men SS 16 Roundup

The British Fashion Council and London Collections Men SS16 took the city by storm. The vast array of designers totaling 140 brought different styles and flavors through Classic, Contemporary and Creative menswear. Now in its seventh season, LCM is now one of the most talked about men’s fashion events in the world. Taking place bi-annually, it attracts the most acclaimed designers as well as big-name stars (Lewis Hamilton is now an ambassador), not to mention numerous press from around the globe. Dictating the trends for seasons ahead, it’s a must for those with even a passing interest in style, and this time around it promised, once again, to be the biggest and baddest affair yet. It delivered.

Watch highlights from the four days of London Collections Men including interviews with Tommy Hilfiger, Lewis Hamilton, David Gandy, Dylan Jones & Dermot O’Leary.

10 Finalists of the Style.com/Arabia and the Dubai Design & Fashion Council Fashion Prize Announced

Back in April, Style.com/Arabia and the Dubai Design & Fashion Council (DDFC) launched a search for the Middle East’s next great womenswear design star in partnership with Farfetch. After sorting through 200 applications by designers from 15 countries across the Arab world, the selection committee (made up of industry experts like Style.com/Arabia CEO and publisher Shashi Menon, Style.com’s Tim Blanks, designer Zuhair Murad, and more) narrowed it down to 10 finalists, announced todayContinue reading 10 Finalists of the Style.com/Arabia and the Dubai Design & Fashion Council Fashion Prize Announced

amfAR 6th Annual “Inspiration” Gala

Tuesday night, Pop star Miley Cyrus, and  Talk show host Andy Cohen were honored at the 6th annual amfAR Inspiration Gala. The two were honored for their work in the fight against AIDS.  Anderson Cooper, a long time friend of Andy Cohen, hosted the star-studded event. The event featured; a fashion show that was centered around men’s style, and a musical performance by the legendary Mary J. Blige.  Continue reading amfAR 6th Annual “Inspiration” Gala