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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Fashion Show (2)

Fashion ShowThe premiere annual style show of The University of Texas at Austin, organized by students in the University Fashion Group. Following the show, Kini will give out two scholarships – $1,200 to a student 18 years and older and $300 to a student below 18 – from The Kini Zamora Fashion Fund sponsored by Goodwill Hawaii to the designer in every age group he feels has probably the most business potential in the years to come. The SCAD School of Fashion is the largest and most comprehensive in the world and gives students with a balanced curriculum of design, construction and promotion. When Kelly was 8, she visited Paris and was impressed to someday move there and pursue a profession in style design.

Pups strutted their stuff on the second annual Doggy Fashion Show at Park Slope watering gap Freddy’s Bar and the proprietor of the top dog said he … Read the rest

Launch A Creative Career With FIDM, From Fashion Design To Digital Media (3)

FashionArthouse cinema’s leading provocateur Nicolas Winding Refn is back in LA, this time utilizing the modeling business to explore his unique model of surprising and controversial film making. Secondly, it is a general concept that women are extra in to fashion than men, which is why designers normally focus their deal with female fashion. Whether you’re a beginner or professional, our applications present vital skills for profession changers, executives, entrepreneurs, and small-business owners, and industry groups, and severe hobbyists, in areas corresponding to fashion enterprise, design, pc expertise, and advertising and marketing. The famed fashion home Chanel turned a crumbling colonial boulevard in Havana right into a brightly-lit runway Tuesday, throwing one of many swankiest and star-studded parties the island has seen since Fidel Castro took energy in 1959. Before applying for fashion modeling, it is best to fulfill a sure listing of requirements. Again, fashion production is now a … Read the rest