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Timeless style is always a must in Hollywood. From red carpets to red carpet roll outs, it’s always a moment to shine in the industry we all admire.
Dee Rivera, founder of Hamptons Fashion Week, collaborated with the Times Square Alliance to produce Times Square Fashion Week on September 12. An accessible show held in the middle of Father Duffy Square, the “I Love New York Collection 2022” sparked interest from fashion enthusiasts and passerby’s all afternoon.
A great reflection of the melting pot New York is, the show featured pieces from a diverse group of designers and brands including a vibrant and perf for vacay line by Gloria Lee, a cute conservative, Christian line by Julissa Designs and and a bold, feminine line by MetaBurnett. Up and coming designers got their shine too, including 12-year-old designer Alexis “Lil Lex” Lopez. Lopez, similar to the other rising designers, are under the mentorship of James Corbett’s The Fashion Week Experience. Corbett served as a Presenter alongside Rivera and Bella Magazine CEO and Editor in Chief, Vanessa Coppes.
The event also doubled as an awards ceremony where the community witnessed Manhattan Borough President, Mark Levine, with the I❤️NY Leadership Award. Times Square Alliance President, Tom Harris, was also acknowledged with the Community Leadership Award. Both awards were presented by special guest, Jean Shafiroff who is known for her role as the Mistress of Ceremonies.
On The Scene: IKEA Kicks of IKEA Festival with Peter Thomas Roth, Eric Rutherford, Eric West, & more
Last night, we were on the scene in Downtown, Manhattan as IKEA US provided an exclusive first look at their upcoming global IKEA Festival, hosted by nine cities including Austin, TX and Brooklyn, NY.
IKEA Festival formally kicks off tomorrow, starting in Austin, circling the globe, coming back to New York on September 2nd, visiting more global hotspots, and finishing in Paris, France. This preview event did not disappoint and was attended by some of our favorite and most notable influencers and celebrities including Peter Thomas Roth, Eric Rutherford, Eric West, Ralph Souffrant, Michelle Song, Urszula Makowska and more as the posed for pictures and dressed picture-perfect for their Instagram stories.
Guests, such as myself sipped on IKEA signature cocktails, ate classic IKEA foods with a modern twist, experienced one-of-a-kind exhibitions celebrating iconic IKEA products over the years, and previewed their upcoming collections KRÖSAMOS and BLÅVINGAD.
Marcus Engman, Chief Creative Officer at Ingka Group (IKEA Retail) says, “It has been a joy to see IKEA Festival grow over the past few years. This time, we are focusing on people who want to spend more time doing their hobbies and passions. We want to show how a little creativity when making your space your own can have a huge impact. A BILLY bookcase is a BILLY bookcase in every IKEA store in the world. It’s when you take it home that it transforms. That intersection is what we want to explore and celebrate during IKEA Festival.”
As well as the nine host cities, IKEA Festival will be taking place in many other IKEA stores globally. With activities like speed dating with home furnishing specialists, food trucks serving up the latest IKEA food offering, events in store, and special offers for IKEA Family members, be sure to check your local IKEA website to see what they have lined up.
Hamptons Fashion Week kicked off their fourth annual show with bang on Friday evening. With designers like Marina St. Barths, Nicole Miller, and Ralph Lauren hosting runway shows, the town of Southampton was the prime destination for all things coastal fashion this weekend.
The weekend began on Friday evening, with a “shop and sip” event at the luxury boutiques lining Job’s Lane – each store had unique treats such as Scott Protein Balls and Hamptons Water Rose for guests to enjoy while eagerly awaiting the upcoming fashion show. As the white chairs appeared on either side of the road, we settled in for the show. Marina St Barth’s collection held the bold colors, florals and long flowy silhouettes reminiscent of a luxury tropical vacation. Five Story debuted next with drapey and loose, yet structured pieces in serene, wearable colors. And finally, Unsubscribed’s relaxed and effortless “cool girl” looks finished off the show.
Saturday held the most excitement with shows from sustainable lines Equal Human and Gloria Lee, and industry standouts Cesar Galindo and Nicole Miller. Many New Yorkers took the bus into town just for this day’s events, so crowds of people decked out in glamorous attire filled up rows and rows of seating.
The day began with sustainable designers. Equal Human’s line featured colorful paint splatters, a mix of girly and edgy loungewear, and cool use of paneling. These details, coupled with geometric patterns, evoked an “art studio” energy from the collection. Gloria Lee’s loose, romantic silk scarf-based dresses gave a sultry, luxurious vacation feel. The use of hair wraps and a signature orange / blue / yellow color combo on silk was elegant and creative.
Before the evening shows, the founder of Hamptons Fashion Week, Dina Rivera, presented the Fashion Icon Awards. Gloria Lee won for Rising Star of the year, Constance White won for Fashion Media, Cesar Galindo won for Fashion Trendsetter, and Nicole Miller was warmly introduced by Candace Bushnell and honored with Designer of the Year.
The evening fashion shows had the crowd enraptured. Cesar Galindo stunned with boxy, black, edgy designs. Cutouts and metallics featured heavily, as well as a recurring metallic stripe pattern. Galaxy puffers really made an impression, and my favorite detail were the black strings hanging from the back of straps on dresses – leaving a purposeful yet effortless, unfinished look to the garments. Nicole Miller’s designs featured mini structured dresses, whimsical, sports-inspired americana prints, and geometric, kaleidoscope patterns with sequins.
Sunday finished off the weekend with an elaborate brunch at a Southampton estate. Guests dined on fresh flatbreads, lobster mac n cheese, wraps and sandwiches from The Golden Pear, and fresh juices from Natalie’s. Full on Southampton’s specialty dining and excited by the fashion on display, guests departed the weekend’s event space ready to take their inspiration back to the city.
On February 15, Terry Singh took over LiveRocket Studios for New York Fashion Week to display his menswear collection. Inspired by the freedom he felt during the six months he spent in India, when he started wearing dhotis, Singh put together a collection that reflected freeness for men despite societal norms that dictate how a man should dress and love his fellow man.
“This whole transformation came from a realization that what defined me as a man wasn’t the clothes that I wear,” Singh said at the beginning of the show. “This is the realization of what I experienced in that freedom.”
As for the collection, think classic tux with white button downs; but skirts instead of pants. Singh has managed to make “handsome,” elegant. The structure is in the utility, blazer and leather jackets accompanied by the matching skirts.
Despite the Indian influence that makes Singh’s collection unique, the designer is spot on trend wise. Back in 2016, rapper Young Thug wore a dress on the cover of his “Jeffery” album and caught the attention of many. Shortly after in 2017, Jaden Smith was named the face of Louis Vuitton’s women wear. Smith, 17-years-old at the time, sparked conversations about gender fluidity in fashion after sporting a skirt in the campaign.
Fast forward to 2019, rapper Lil Uzi Vert starred in a Thom Browne campaign wearing a pleated skirt while playing football, further challenging gender fashion. Kid Cudi continued this mission in April 2021 when he wore a floral Off-White dress during his SNL appearance.
Singh continuing this conversation via his collection is definitely worth adding to the timeline of dismantling masculine stereotypes in fashion. The father of four has made skirts his signature look, topping them off his his sleek up do. Check out more of Terry Singh NYC on CFDA’s Runway360 site.
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New York Fashion Week has been nothing short of fantastic as the world buzzes with the dazzling return of in-person shows in Manhattan.
Exact Publicity Agency, based in Los Angeles, produced the fabulous recent fashion extravaganza: the Noble X Addison Guerra Showcase. Based on the designs of Addison Guerra and Lazar Hayward’s Nobel, the invite-only, exclusive event, held at Los Angeles’ Sneakertopia, brought out celebrities, athletes, entrepreneurs, YouTubers, fashion insiders, and various entertainers to view the collections.
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