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Category "Fashion Events"

A bright spot in today’s news: Celebrating CFDA award winners

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In a time when we are experiencing the height of a heated presidential race in addition to the horrific shootings targeting the LGBTQ community in Orlando, writing a meaningful blog post about fashion seems difficult. However just like the motion picture industry, historically, the fashion industry has been a place to turn to in times where a little joy is needed. And so, as we look toward the future, it seems fitting to acknowledge fashion’s future by featuring a few of the recent, and possibly lesser known names awarded by CFDA partner, Swarovski at the CFDA Awards ceremony last week. Congratulations are in order! Read More

Coming to you from Copenhagen

Apologies - the pumpkin seed roll was devoured before this pic was taken...

Apologies – the pumpkin seed roll was devoured before this pic was taken…

As a writer, blogger and editor, I have the luxury of working anywhere in the world with a strong wi-fi connection. As a fashion designer and long time lover of unique style and fashion perspectives other than my own, this freedom affords me the opportunity to travel and experience life from another perspective now and then. This week, I am comfortably situated at a cozy cafe in Copenhagen with the first latté of my day on my right and a roll topped with pumpkin seeds on my left. Read More

Celebrating FIT and Parsons 2014 Graduates

From color and quirk to neutrals and knits, this year’s graduate runways have it all.  As an educational resource for the Fashion Institute of Technology as well as Parsons The New School for Design, we can’t help but feature their graduates’ work and feel proud that the University of Fashion offers an online video library to assist these talented graduates in reaching their goals. Read More

Yayoi Kusama: Andy Warhol Contemporary and Marc Jacobs Collaborator

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Japanese artist, writer and designer Yayoi Kusama exhibiting at the David Zwirner Gallery in NYC?  You had me at “Japanese.  I’ve always been inspired by Japanese fashion designers including Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo and Limi Feu. You could say I have a penchant for the avant garde, so I was thrilled to discover I had a little over a month to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibit in Chelsea. I was not quite as thrilled to hear about lines into the exhibit rivaling this summer’s Rain Room exhibit at the MOMA and the ongoing Cronut Craze.

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Giorgio Armani: Color Tech Surprise

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Color from Armani? You must be confused. Armani is synonymous with neutrals – grey, beige, sand. Slate is a bright color for Armani.

Eccentrico” – Giorgio Armani’s traveling retrospective exhibition of his Armani Prive Collection that accompanied his spectacular, star studded “One Night Only” event in New York tells a different story.

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