CharityBuzz just posted a new package from Tracy Reese, that includes 2 tickets to her Spring 2014 Fashion Show held in September 2013 in New York City.
A favorite designer of first lady Michelle Obama, Reese’s style is unabashedly girly, but made to fit the lifestyles (and bodies) of real women. With a namesake label and bridge lines and offshoots—ranging from home and shoes to nail polish and hosiery—the brand has captured great commercial success and recognition across many categories.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, bidding starts at $400.
I interviewed Lubov Azria before the BCBGMAXAZRIA Fall 2013 show.
CharityBuzz just listed an auction that will allow a lucky winner and a friend an opportunity to receive two tickets to the BCBGMAXAZRIA Spring 2014 show in September 2013. The winners will also get a meet and greet with Lubov Azria and tour the BCBGMAXAZRIA showroom during the week leading up to New York Fashion Week. Additionally, winners will receive a look of their choice from the store and will have the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes visit to the showroom during casting, hair and makeup before the shows.
The proceeds from the auction benefit The Endometriosis Foundation of America.
Charity Buzz just listed an auction where two lucky winners can join fashion’s elite with 2 invitations to a show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York City on either September 7 or September 8. Each season at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, established American labels like Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, and Carolina Herrera, and well-known designers like Luca Luca, Rebecca Taylor, and Tracy Reese.
The package allows the winner to cap off their fashionable weekend with a wine and food tasting for two at Ardesia Wine Bar in NYC, where they can sample three wine pours and dishes at the bar, located in Hell’s Kitchen in New York City and inspired by the neighborhood’s historic past and vibrant present.
The auction’s proceeds benefit Society Ties to Benefit LLS of NYC.
Inspired heavily by James Bond (the Sean Connery era), David Hart’s FW ’13 collection featured several nods to the flashy fictional spy including secret agent glasses, a classic tuxedo (with bowtie and cumburbund!) and music from the film Experiment in Terror (a murder/mystery from the ’60s).
A tribute to the men of yesteryear, the 20 complete looks made retro new again with plenty of well-tailored mohair and wool suits (pocket squares included), comfy separates like oversized turtlenecks and slim fitting wool trousers and patterns that any Mad Man would love (dare we say, plaid on plaid?).
Hart didn’t skimp on the accessories, either. In addition to the eye wear, some looks included Rod Keenan hats, Sermoneta gloves and leather accessories by Kika NY. All the models wore some version of the “Chase” leather oxford shoe by Walk-Over.
Known for his neckties, which have sold at luxury department stores, Hart started his eponymous label just six years ago after working for Ralph Lauren, Anna Sui and Tommy Hilfiger. For his first collection, Hart had to invest more than $30,000 of his own money on the clothing and Fashion Week production. “It’s a big expense, so my hope is that the show will generate interest in our brand and drive sales,” said Hart.
See our full review and gallery after the break.
Nicholas and Christopher Kunz’s fall collection was very black and white. The first half of the show featured paper-white monochromatic tops and cozy coats layered over sweatpants for women and men, while the second half focused on to head-to-toe black ensembles.
The duo drew inspiration from intrepid Arctic explorations during the late 19th century, so we were treated to an impeccably styled masterful lesson in layering. The models came out wearing clear utilitarian goggles on their foreheads like headbands, while we’re all for the avant garde, we thought they were a bit much.
Among the standouts for women was a plaid jacket with a fur collar as well as diaphanous dresses with sweetheart necklines that came either one-shouldered or with full sleeves. For men, the feel was technical meets utilitarian centering on classics with optical depth such as nylon parkas and scoop-neck knits.
Check out the full gallery from Jane Kratochvil after the break.
American Express announced an exclusive Cardmember Only Show featuring the CH Carolina Herrera collection in collaboration with the editors of Harper’s BAZAAR will take place during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on February 14th at The Stage in Lincoln Center/Damrosch Park. For the first time ever, American Express Cardmembers and all CH Carolina Herrera fans will be able to shop select looks from the runway show exclusively on ShopBazaar.com immediately following the show.
Tickets are available now, and can be purchased using an American Express card here, for $100-275 depending on section and row preference.
The show will feature 50 looks from the Spring 2013 Men’s and Women’s Collections. Hailed as “Fashion’s First Lady”, Herrera was named the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year in 2004 and honored with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Acting as a mentor and critic to graduating design students for years, Herrera recently received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology. In addition, she was also awarded the 2012 Fashion Group International Superstar Award.
Rihanna will make her design debut in London at a special event on Feb. 16 during London Fashion Week. The collection, created in collaboration with British high-street brand River Island, is made up of clothing and accessories that will go on sale online and in store on March 5.
“Launching at London Fashion Week is a dream come true for me,” said the singer. “I have wanted to design my own collection for a long time and to present my collection for River Island alongside all of the other great design talent at LFW is a real privilege. I can’t wait to see the reaction from my fans and the fashion press.”
“We are [pleased] to present our Rihanna for River Island collection at London Fashion Week,” River Island chief executive officer Ben Lewis told us in an interview. “This is the perfect platform to showcase Rihanna’s design talent and ambition.”
For their Spring 2013 collection, married designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock decided to take fashion into the future, far, far into the sci-fi future sending glamorous Martians robotically strutting down the runway. They started their show with models in clear space helmets adorned in an embellished sequins cat suit, a deep V-neck printed body suit and plastic transparent light up dress with fire red details.
Known for their audacious, theatrical aesthetics and body conscious silhouettes, Falguni and Shane Peacock kept to this tradition for spring 2013. The collection, somewhat similar to past season designs, was full of embellishments; hand beading, feather accents, original prints, and laser cut detailing.
The bright colors of the collection were a pleasant surprise from the nude subdued tones on other collections. The colors shimmered and sparkled radiantly on the runway.
Psychedelic prints, planetary plastic transparent trims, sequins, and feathers take the collection’s classic ladylike shapes to a surreal state. The extraordinary graphic fabrics in a vibrant and sophisticated color palette provide a sexy intergalactic update. Metallic fabrics with reflective silver pieces, outrageous patterns against sheer and sparkling textures all of this was a part of the story Falguni and Shane told.
Earlier today, Vivienne Tam presented her Spring / Summer 2013 collection.
Backstage before her show, designer Tam told us Chinese cosmology is the inspiration for her latest Spring collection. “It’s about the five elements,” she said. Metal, wood, water, fire, and earth, as they were listed in the show notes—all materials we wouldn’t usually consider for a fashion line.
The shapes and energies associated with the five elements made Tam’s collection really impressive. There was a geometric twist to almost everything. Sheath dresses were layered with intricate octagonal cutwork, and other frocks, including a printed column gown, had hexagonal peplums. A classic trenchcoat, cropped gaucho pants, and a miniskirt also got the graphic cutout treatment. And the knits, the most commercial pieces in the range, were of the burnout variety.
Check out our full review and photos after the break.