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You can follow our Fashion Week Pinterest Board, updated daily!
Written by Danielle Covington, FIT Hot Topics Intern.
Spring 2013′s ready to wear collections can been summed up as one thing, an utterly fabulous sugar shock! Labels such as Betsey Johnson, Alice & Olivia, Philosophy and more have blazed the runways with sweet looks sure to hit the spot. I’ve taken the liberty of matching up these sweet looks with their sugar filled soul mates to bring you a refreshing look at what will be coming up next season. Let’s see how some designers approached “Dressing Sweeter”.
Alice & Olivia
Alice & Olivia demonstrated a sassy sweet tooth for the spring season. This line is full of vibrant playful colors that bring 60’s glamor back with a vengeance.
One of A&O’s new looks capitalizes on the lush vibrant blue we’ve all come to know and love.
M&M’s come in an array of colors, but if willing to be bold you can make mouths water too.
Pop quiz! What’s the most precious jewel in the world…rock candy! Lemon to be exact. This vibrant canary yellow dress has a seductively sweet sass sure to make your lips pucker.
Red has always been a tempting color, but when paired up with cake and cream cheese frosting, you’ve got a timeless classic! Just to stay contemporary we’ve lessened the serving size to a mini skirt and perched it on top of a lollypop. Who needs your grandmother’s cake dome, you’re a sexy display all by yo bad self.
Black liquorish isn’t for the faint of heart!
Philosophy took a more angular modern approach to their line, lots of patterns and prints. The juxtaposition of color in this line is fairly reminiscent to the hard candy.
This lovely blue and tan combination hugs the body gently enough to show off a feminine figure but not restrict or over exaggerate it. The beautiful curve this outfit creates is reminiscent to that of ribbon candy. Neither are over powering nor understated.
Peppermint is as versatile as it is tasty. We use it all year round, then in December we change its shape to a cane with pinstripes and all of a sudden its everywhere you go! When I think of peppermint candy I think of freshness and holiday joy. ‘Tis the season, to be a hottie. But, then again every season is.
Zadig & Voltaire
This outfit by Zadig & Voltaire is no juicy contradiction
Betsy Johnson is known for producing fun and flirty lines, so it’s no surprise that she is featured as one of our sassy sweet designers.
This perfectly pink pastel looks light as air and fluffy just like one of my favorite sweets, cotton candy. Honestly it’s a wonderfully playful look that sends a delicate yet spunky message.
If you’re like me then you’ve got a sweet tooth that can’t be satisfied with just one confection. Well you and I don’t have to worry; Betsy Johnson has taken care of everything. Just go for the whole candy shop!
After you’ve gone through your fashion sugar shock, unwind with some Pepto-Bismol to ease the tummy ache.
CEO instructor, Susan Schear, will be speaking at:
EMERGENCY RELIEF RESOURCES & INFORMATION SEMINAR FOR ARTISTS
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 5-7PM
CUE Art Foundation will host an information & resources seminar for artists who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. The event is free and open to the public, though space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please go to http://www.cueartfoundation.org/man.html.
Written by Dani Covington, FIT Hot Topics Intern.
Hello masses of the inter-webs!
‘Tis the season to start scouring department stores!
We’re all looking for cost effective, original gifts we know will make an impact, but more importantly won’t get re-gifted to your co-workers distant cousin. Try to be enthusiastic! I know it sounds like a lot, but please don’t fret. I’m here to help.
The office is our home away from home, correct? So for shoppers looking to make a gesture of good will, I suggest shopping small. Small office supplies with tons of personality can really brighten someone’s day or at the very least fill-up the best holiday gift bag in existence. If you’re looking to make a kind gesture in the workplace, might I suggest one or two of these? They don’t cost very much.
Paper clip chicks!
Fruit Sticky’s! Sweet as can be and practical!
This little guy’s a touch edgier, but his gold finish is pretty chic. Yet another small gesture that your office fashionista will love you for. Ditch that drab staple remover, it’s been done before.
Sweet as daisies.
HUGE POST-ITS! I know in my office they made a big splash. I can’t quite say why but they seem to get the message across a little better than a regular sticky. (I was told that I’d appreciate them when I’m older.)
This little guy is not only extremely classy, but he has tons of personality and is a riot! I would say he’s probably the perfect co-worker.
Funny paperweight magnet combo.
A filing tote! This little lady keeps all your documents not only organized, but safe and sound while you’re on the go. Amazingly practical and super cute
(Color options available) ;)
Music cube. When the boss is away the tunes will play.
A fancy pen. For important people with important signatures.
If you prefer to think a little bigger, try offering a universally yummy snack! We all need nourishment, so try taking into account any favorite office lunch or breakfast spots.
Try catering, sharing is caring.
Big or small you can’t go wrong with an edible arrangement. They brighten up a table instantly and are the perfect share-able snack.
Gift cards anyone? It’s the practical gift that keeps on giving.
We love our co-workers but eventually they have to go home. Wish them well with a good time after hours.
Movie theater tickets are universal and sure to show someone a good time. Take this after hour’s gift as an idea. Try your best to be creative when thinking of fun after hour’s hangouts.
Go forth and prosper.
The Bead Society of Greater New York (BSGNY) was founded in January 1988 by (the original instructor of SXW 010: Bauble, Bangle, and Bead Stringing) the world renowned artist, Yoshie Marubashi and a handful of her FIT students taking the class. Today, BSGNY boasts over 500 members including a Chapter in Japan. FIT has worked cooperatively with them ever since.
50 Shades of Prep: Lifestyle, Designers and Retailers Talk and Tour with Cliff Hoppus, featuring G. Bruce Boyer
When it comes to U.S. influence on men’s dressing throughout the world, Preppy is number one. If you are in men’s image, styling, design or merchandising, take advantage of this action-packed day featuring prep, preppy, Ivy League, and American classics. Find out what these terms mean, what the look is, who wears it, makes it and sells it. Join in a conversation with menswear authorities on the many shades of prep from “genuine” to “authentic”, “old school”, evolved, high, urban and Euro. Participate in a Q and A during a working lunch followed by a tour of FIT’s current exhibit, “Ivy Style”. Program culminates with actual store visits to the best NYC purveyors of preppy goods, such as J. Press, Paul Stuart, and the new Brooks Brothers concept store. Box lunch and tour bus included.
Saturday, November 3rd from 9:30am-5:00pm
RESCHEDULED: Saturday, December 1st from 9:30am-5:00pm
Register now for this ONE TIME ONLY Master Class in Prep (class SXN 520) at http://fitnyc.edu/noncreditregister.
Want to take this class for free??
FIT Goes Preppy Pinterest Contest
Create a Pinterest board that epitomizes “The Preppy Lifestyle”. One lucky pinner will attend class SXN 520 (50 Shades of Prep: Lifestyle, Designers, and Retailers Talk and Tour) for free! One lucky winner will be enrolled in SXN 520 at no cost. Winner will be responsible for any travel and related expenses. Winner shall contact FIT within 2 days of notification of award; no course substitutions are permitted. Winner must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
2. Create a board and title it “Preppy Look = Preppy Life“.
3. Fill the board with 25 or more pins that epitomize “The Preppy Lifestyle”, be creative. You must include at least two pins from the FIT website (fitnyc.edu) the rest can be from Pinterest or other websites. View our board as an example: http://pinterest.com/hottopics/preppy-look-preppy-life/
4. Submit your board by commenting your URL link to this Preppy Class & Contest blog post by October 28, 2012.
The chosen board will be announced by October 31, 2012! Class is Saturday, November 3rd from 9:30am-5:00pm.
Last week I discussed the Design Entrepreneurs NYC program just completed at FIT. This week I want to pass on feedback from two participants: one of the designers selected for a prize and one of the designers who showcased her products at the event. Like all our participants, they put blood, sweat, and many sleepless nights of their lives into this program.
First up is Katerina Lankova, Founder and Designer at Stee-letas. She showcased her products at the DENYC closing event and told us: “Through the DENYC I have been able to explore the business of fashion beyond my comfort zone and formulate a clear picture about bringing the product– STEE-LETAS®– to the marketplace. Seeing other designer’s work, and hearing the unique stories behind their creative process, was both inspiring, motivating and humbling. Ultimately, the most important benefit of the program was the sense of shared endeavor, the priceless connections, and the lasting friendships that resulted from it. I am grateful for the opportunity that DENYC represents; I am already integrating the skills, insights and training that I obtained into my design aesthetic and my business practice.”
Jessica Wade, Founder and Designer at Jes Wade, and one of the three winners of the presentations to the panelists, has this to say about her experience: “The opportunity to think about the past and present of Jes Wade during the intensive DENYC program was a gift. Finishing the course with a presentation that was supported by esteemed fashion industry heavy weights was confirming and an even bigger gift. It was a NYCEDC program that focused on every aspect of the fashion design business with a rigorous “mini MBA” boot camp style. The professors and mentors from FIT and the industry were both challenging and supportive and the entire experience a huge asset in confirming the future of my business. I highly recommend this intensive program to all highly motivated design entrepreneurs.”
Jessica wrote her business plan with the help of the DENYC program. The prize is in two parts – one is time with consultant Ari Bloom who Jessica will work with to develop innovative relationships. The second, time with Charles Klein, will help her to negotiate new relationships (in addition to the attorney she already has a relationship with).
Best of luck to the two featured designers above and to all the great designers who participated in the DENYC program!!!
If you are interested in participating in the 2013 class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC, please note that the application process will launch in early 2013. For updates, please visit http://designentrepreneursnyc.com/.
For those of you interested in participating in the business of design, NYC Fashion Fellows is now taking applications. NYC Fashion Fellows