Definitely the Event of the Year

My wife and I, both being philanthropists, are always looking for the best fundraising events to attend. I could write up a list of the events we are both involved in, but that would probably come across as boorish behavior. Nonetheless, we do donate a lot of money to a constellation of worthy organizations, but we also feel we can do a lot more. In these times where the one percent can come across as snooty and out of touch, we like to think we are in tune with the needs of people who aren’t benefiting from the current economic system.

My wife heard from some friends that there is an event we haven’t heard about before, one benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs which we both know is a very worthy organization that helps out underprivileged youth. There is an organization presenting luxury goods the proceeds of which will … Read the rest

Craves’ new fashion app tells you what the celebs are wearing and finds you similar items

Want to have a wardrobe like Tay-tay’s? You can now, thanks to Craves. The company is today debuting a mobile fashion application that takes advantage of visual search technology to identify clothing and accessories as seen in photos. In particular, it’s focused on showing you what celebrities are wearing and where you can buy those items – or something similar, but more affordable. You can either browse through its feed of celebs and Hollywood A-listers, or you can simply snap a photo of a magazine image, then have Craves return its fashion suggestions.

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Craves actually launched last year as a tool for finding fashion by analyzing images found in your smartphone’s Camera Roll. That is, it could search against a photo of someone’s street style or a screenshot you saved, then return visually similar items. To do so, Craves uses technology from parent company Slyce, where it operates as a … Read the rest

Giorgio Armani Lays Groundwork for Future of His Fashion House

Giorgio Armani intends to create a foundation, a move aimed at laying the groundwork for the future of his fashion house, he said in a statement.

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In a communiqué issued Friday, the 82-year-old designer said that a foundation would safeguard the group he founded 40 years ago and ensure that the house remains “consistent with some principles that are particularly important to me.”

The future of one of the icons of Italian fashion has long been a question, given the tight control that Mr. Armani, who is the house’s sole shareholder, maintains over his brand. He is still deeply involved in the day-to-day management of the group and hasn’t designated an heir. While he has long mulled the establishment of a foundation as a solution for when he steps down or passes away, he had not formally announced such a move until Friday.

Succession issues have long bedeviled Italian family-owned … Read the rest

Fashion Weeks

Trimming the fat is hardly a mantra that needs to be followed at fashion weeks, of all places, even in these straitened times. But with the recessionista having replaced the fashionista as the global chill hit haute couture, it was just a matter of time before “show-sentation” (a cross between a show and presentation) made its debut in the fashion lexicon.

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That, in essence means cutting out the show-off quotient of ramps, sets, top models and apres-show parties and getting down to the basics of wooing columnist comments and buyers’ approvals instead in smaller gatherings. In fact a company that provides backstage support such as ironing, hemming and dressing models in New York’s fashion week catwalk shows has admitted to a 25% drop in business this season.

To add to the woes of record low temperatures and snowy weather, January retail sales figures showed a 1.8% fall for the top

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#FWMN — Fashion Week MN

Fashion WeekThe Council of Fashion Designers of America launched New York Fashion Week: Men’s, a standalone showcase for American males’s vogue which kicked off with the Spring/Summer 2016 collections at Skylight Clarkson Sq. The sophomore season was held February 1-4 at Skylight Clarkson North. The most anticipated fashion occasion of the 12 months kicks off AW16 press previews & SS17 shopping for season on October 16, 2016 in Downtown Los Angeles. Menswear trend weeks are held in January and June/July, in the following order: London, Milan, Paris, New York. Banderas has been rising his vogue portfolio as he just recently completed his first trend course at London’s Central Saint Martins as well as preparing to launch his personal Men’s Fashion Line this upcoming fall! As the Northwest’s leading runway show venue, Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection delivers a unprecedented experience to style forward, up to date and luxurious customers.

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What Happened To Fashion Fair? Why The Black Cosmetics Brand Is So Hard To Find. (3)

Fashion FairTwice a yr, February and September, the Eastern European fashion world travels to the CPM – Collection Première Moscow. At Brooklyn’s Fulton Street store, she requested the gross sales workers to suggest another Fashion Fair shade — a close to-match to suffice until her shade was obtainable. Individual ideas for the Igedo Company’s trend commerce exhibits persuade exhibitors, trade patrons, journalists and other companions. The company has seven shops throughout the nation that carry quite a lot of sensible fair trade presents handmade by gifted artisans from around the world. Good Cloth is championing the important message that there is a lack of expertise in the vogue market in regards to the folks that make our clothing and what situations these employees might face. Now forty one and nonetheless living in Brooklyn, Smith has been utilizing Fashion Fair products for 15 years.

But she was won over by the silky … Read the rest