Whimsical color palettes, artistic fabric manipulations and ethereal elegance led the way for the first show from Global Fashion Collective. They featured three young designers including Glaze Kohl, Xunero and Jessica Chang Studio. Their colors, prints and fabrics were soft, pretty and elegant.
It’s New York Fashion Week and fashion designers are on the hoof! Yesterday, Sept. 4, 2019, ICY presented four emerging Chinese designers with outstanding spring/summer 2020 women’s and men’s fashion collections at NYFW.
Made In Africa S/S 2020 will hit the NYFW runways at Pier 50 Studios on Sept. 5, 2019 at 5 p.m. For the company’s first time showing in NYC, they will introduce runway presentations from two contemporary African designers Maxhosa Africa and Eliana Murargy.
After a successful launch of the Luxury Women’s Ready to Wear Collection during Paris Fashion Week Spring 2019, Dara Senders launched her new Fall/Winter ’19 accessories collection with a three-day presentation.
Whether you are wearing a weave, a wig, or your own hair, your hair is your crown and glory.
Fashion feels almost like the ’70s when there are so many Black designers on the scene.
At Alice + Olivia, summer ’19, cool summer looks are about colorful mix-ups in bold prints and patterns. Make the most of leg-lengthening looks like shorter skirts, jumpsuits, longer pants and shorts. Cropped tees are tops.
At NYFW, Studio 189’s first fall collection stunned the audience with modern yet functional designs and entertainment. Founded by actress Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah, Studio 189 is an artisan produced fashion lifestyle brand and social enterprise. Presented at Spring Studios, this collection leveled the season with a display of beautiful prints and well-tailored clothes for men, women and children in sustainable fabrics.
New shoes are always the best, especially when they are comfortable and fashionable.
For fall/winter ’19, New York Fashion Week featured the best designers and strong collections from top labels like Coach, Anna Sui, Helmut Lang, Telfar, Gypsy Scout, LaQuann Smith, Tomo Koizumi and Sies Marjan.
In Pantoneview’s 2020 color trend report, there’s a new direction introducing both a novel and nostalgic approach to design.
Miami Swim Week was a splash! The Buy-Now-See-Now 2019 collection of Natasha and Devin stayed true to their signature in styles and cuts.
I met Arthur McGhee, a distinguished African-American designer, during the late 1970s.
For this season’s Fashion for Peace designs, all eyes are on India and New York.
The St. George NextGen Program supports and mentors emerging designers.
For fall/winter ’19, hair finishes varied from slick/sleek, frizzed, polished, braids, natural textures, colors, and all lengths and cuts. Overall, hair on the NYFW runways was glorious!
Expressive colors, artistic fabric manipulations and whimsical playfulness led the way for the first show from Global Collective. Their designers are young, new and talented.
Burnett New York presented a powerful, yet passionate Fall ’19 ready-to-wear collection at NYFW. Their inspiration stemmed from 1980s film heroines such as Sigourney Weaver in “Half Moon Street” and Michelle Pfeiffer in “Scarface.”
Los Angeles artist ThankYouX (aka Ryan Wilson) will debut his solo exhibition at the BlackBook Presents gallery in Dumbo, Brooklyn Thursday, June 20, 2019.
To celebrate the musical “Rocketman,” Savile Row tailor Richard James and Swarovski have co-curated in-store displays in New York and London with original outfits from Elton John’s legendary career.
For today’s teens and tweens, “Strong Is the New Pretty” by Kate T. Parker (2017, hard cover), is part of the new attitude.
When the seasons are clashing and it’s hot one day and cold the next, you need a variety of clothes in your closet.
The ESSENCE Beauty Carnival packed Pier 36 last Saturday and Sunday with thousands of beautiful Black women of all ages who were eager to be seen, get advice, meet the stars and purchase products. The extravaganza was a first for New York City. Sponsored by Aveeno, ESSENCE delivered an immersive experience for all!
Fashion legends Badgley Mischka will headline the Cunard’s Transatlantic Fashion Week in 2020, and set sail on the Queen Mary 2. Fashion on the high seas with fashion icons Mark Badgley and James Mischka headlining the fifth annual Transatlantic Week will be spectacular.
From the global fashion collective, there were eight designers that put their best fashions forward for fall/winter 2019 at Pier 59 in New York City.
From this week’s NYFW’s Fall ’19 previews, here are some of the hottest trends from 23 designers showing their collections.
For Fall ’19, Affair’s designer Rufat Ismayel brought glamour and lots of sparkle to Spring Studios for the Final Day of New York Fashion Week 2019. One of Hollywood’s newest go-to-labels, it is fitting for Affair’s collection to close the NYFW shows at Spring Studios. Designed by Azerbaijani designer Rafat Ismayel, the looks were sultry, empowering and feminine.
The newest trends for spring focus on 1980s looks. Say goodbye to slip dresses, minimalism and hello to the material girl.
Marni’s designs clearly define artsy looks. The clothes have an old-fashioned flare with today’s street-style edge.
While walking around the city of Nassau, Bahamas on the Island of New Providence, you notice many women sporting Systems necklaces.
It’s been interesting to watch how men have become much more relaxed about putting themselves together.
In Paris, New Now offers extra visibility to emerging young designers.
At Miami Fashion Week, there were several collections that were noteworthy.
Christmas is right around the corner, and it’s helpful to know about some places to shop on the way home! At SoHarlem, located at 1361 Amsterdam Ave., Suite 340, the spotlight is on milliner Amanda John.
“Don’t wait on your weight to live the life you want,” stated CeCe Olisa, co-founder of theCURVYcon along with Chastity Garner Valentine.
Stella McCartney focuses on designing clothes for women who like clean lines.
Hailing from Washington, D.C., designer Deidre Jefferson looks more like a politician than a designer.
Whether you are on a cruise, beach or boardwalk, the look is usually cool and elegant. At Australia’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, P.E Nation made quite a splash with a sporty, cool collection.
Releasing their fifth offer of wardrobe essentials, Ten Pieces demonstrates the simplicity of dressing with the ultimate sophistication
What a dazzling exhibit! The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents “Jewelry: The Body Transformed,” from Nov. 12, 2018, to Feb. 24, 2019.
Last Friday’s WatchTime event, held at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall, began with a sold-out cocktail party.
At Amsterdam Fashion Week, Netherlands’ designer Rushemy Botter created a fashion furor. New to the circuit, Botter presented a sophisticated, street-cultured collection.
NANA JUDY’s spring/summer ’19 collection, presented at Spring Studios for New York Fashion Week, was inspired by the confident, carefree attitude of the young and free. This designer’s collection received wonderful applause as each model stepped down the runway. The brand continues to push forward with new styles, bold patterns, colors and high-fashioned styles.
Italian designer Chiara Boni learned the secrets of the female figure while working at the Parisian ateliers of established couturiers. In the art of design, she is a self-taught creator. Fusing these two points of view resulted in Boni’s collections of signature sexy dresses and separates that discreetly enhance a woman’s body.
When it comes to Hollywood glamour, the designers who create it best are Badgley Mischka.
For fall 2018, handbags take center stage. The more eccentric the design, the better.
Taoray Wang’s spring/summer ’19 show exuded elegance at every level.
Anna Sui’s collection takes you on a creative journey unparalleled in the world of fashion.
At the Industria venue in New York City, Azerbaijani designer Rufat Ismayil made his New York Fashion Week debut and introduced a fabulous collection for the label Afffair.
Harlem Fashion Week kicked off Sept. 6, 2018, with an opening night charity gala that was quite a success.