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If fashion tech interests you, or you are a fashion tech person, then this event is well worth attending.
For all you fashion folks, this might be a great event to find a business partner, an investor, an idea about the latest in fashion tech.
Showcasing past enrolled and current adult student pet product designs. See our doggie models strut the runway in true fashionista style. BARK-à-Porter is also a charitable endeavor, held in partnership with the New York City Mayor’s Alliance and Animal Care and Control of NYC. We promise an experience worthy of market week in Paris.
Get your tickets before they sell out!
Date: May 3, Friday
FREE EVENT, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Register here: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=h5rYI7xPfwA8v-0E8eBV7g
BRING YOUR CONFIRMATION FORM FOR ADMITTANCE.
“Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution”
Tuesday, March 5
227 West 27th Street (between 7th and 8th avenues)
5:30pm, doors 5pm
Atlanta-based director Deborah Riley-Draper will present her critically acclaimed documentary “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution” that recounts the legendary fashion show of 1973 at Chateau de Versailles that catapulted African American models and American sportswear designers onto the European stage.
A panel discussion with the director and special guests will follow. The showing of “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution” is in tribute to Women’s History Month and a salute to the 40th anniversary of Le Grand Divertissement a Versailles.
Confirmed panelists include:
Deborah Riley-Draper, Director
Alva Chinn, Model participant
Norma Jean Darden, Model participant
Bethann Hardison, Model participant
Mikki Taylor, Essence Magazine, Editor-at-Large
Congratulations to our Retail Professional Development
Certificate student’s Grand Opening!
Retail Management Experience
I wanted to provide women my size with the opportunity to shop in a boutique especially for them as most boutiques really only cater to about size 10/12.
Want to follow Fashion Week but don’t have the time to look at all the shows?
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.
50 Shades of Prep
Postponed due to Sandy, the program was held on December 1. The morning interview and discussion featuring G. Bruce Boyer, acclaimed menswear journalist and Celebrity Stylist, Cliff Hoppus was a treasure trove of information and having Bruce take the group through the Ivy Style exhibition really added insight into the show, as well as this style of dress that has been America’s gift to the world of dressing starting in the 1920’s , particularly in menswear.
The afternoon trips included the new Brooks Bros. concept store “Flatiron” where the manager Anne Alcocer gave a welcome and talked about the Brooks strategy to attract a younger customer in addition to their loyal following in their traditional stores. The store at 19th and Broadway is a treat to visit. The next stop was the iconic flagship Brooks Bros. Store at 44th and Madison for an insightful comparison. Ronald Ferguson, concierge gave an escorted tour of several floors and made sure that we also got a look at both the women’s and children’s clothing – all just beautiful.
The next stop was Paul Stuart where Mona Reilly greeted our group and gave the background info on this still privately owned civilized and warm luxury store. One of the highlights of the day was provided by Ralph Auriemma, designer for Paul Stuart and specifically for their upscale Phineas Cole line. Ralph was on hand to talk to us about the designer aspects of the business and how he got started and works today. After a quick run through J. Press up the street, the program wrapped up with a personal tour by Douglas Geller at Gant on 5th Ave with a great assortment of men’s women’s and kid’s, once again underscoring the morning message that prep is really a lifestyle.
Our attendees thought the program was amazing and were thrilled that we spent so much time on men’s and we promised to cover the men’s business more fully in the future. We thank all the retailers who welcomed us, in spite of the fact that Christmas business was going on.
Don’t forget to check out the exhibit before it closes!!
EXHIBITION: IVY STYLE
Through January 5
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT
The evolution of Ivy League fashion is featured in this exhibition, focusing on three important time periods: the interwar years of the 1920s and 1930s, the post-war era to the end of the 1960s, and the style’s revival from the 1980s to the present. Looks created by companies such as J. Press and Brooks Brothers as well as contemporary interpretations of the style from Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger are on view.