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The worldly glamor of fashion

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.

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Global Fall ’19 runway recap

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.

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Hottest NYFW trends for Fall ’19

From this week’s NYFW’s Fall ’19 previews, here are some of the hottest trends from 23 designers showing their collections.

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Affair’s fall styles are Glamorous

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.

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Latest spring trends…

The newest trends for spring focus on 1980s looks. Say goodbye to slip dresses, minimalism and hello to the material girl.

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Milan’s Fashion Week: Patterns and prints

Marni’s designs clearly define artsy looks. The clothes have an old-fashioned flare with today’s street-style edge.

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Elegant Systems interchangeable jewelry

While walking around the city of Nassau, Bahamas on the Island of New Providence, you notice many women sporting Systems necklaces.

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New perspective on men’s styling

It’s been interesting to watch how men have become much more relaxed about putting themselves together.

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Emerging designers

In Paris, New Now offers extra visibility to emerging young designers.

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Miami’s spring/summer and resort styles

At Miami Fashion Week, there were several collections that were noteworthy.

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Holiday shopping ideas in Harlem and The Brooklyn Museum

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.

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theCURVYcon chic

“Don’t wait on your weight to live the life you want,” stated CeCe Olisa, co-founder of theCURVYcon along with Chastity Garner Valentine.

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Top fashion looks for now

Stella McCartney focuses on designing clothes for women who like clean lines.

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Sophisticated resort ’19 styles

Hailing from Washington, D.C., designer Deidre Jefferson looks more like a politician than a designer.

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Resort ’19 looks: cool elegance

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.

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Australia now: Street to chic with 10 pieces

Releasing their fifth offer of wardrobe essentials, Ten Pieces demonstrates the simplicity of dressing with the ultimate sophistication

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‘Jewelry: The Body Transformed’ at the Met

What a dazzling exhibit! The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents “Jewelry: The Body Transformed,” from Nov. 12, 2018, to Feb. 24, 2019.

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Fashion watch out!

Last Friday’s WatchTime event, held at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall, began with a sold-out cocktail party.

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Botter’s spring 2019 suit looks

At Amsterdam Fashion Week, Netherlands’ designer Rushemy Botter created a fashion furor. New to the circuit, Botter presented a sophisticated, street-cultured collection.

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Directional styles for spring/summer 2019

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.

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Bright flowery print mix-ups for spring/summer ’19

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.

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Luxurious, Hollywood glamour looks for spring/summer ’19

When it comes to Hollywood glamour, the designers who create it best are Badgley Mischka.

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It’s in the bag for fall ’18

For fall 2018, handbags take center stage. The more eccentric the design, the better.

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East to West elegance at a glance

Taoray Wang’s spring/summer ’19 show exuded elegance at every level.

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Look chic and casual in classy color combinations

Anna Sui’s collection takes you on a creative journey unparalleled in the world of fashion.

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Afffair's glamorous spring '19 styles

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.

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Harlem Fashion Week report: Sleek to chic styles

Harlem Fashion Week kicked off Sept. 6, 2018, with an opening night charity gala that was quite a success.

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Scosha’s sustainable jewelry designs

Created in the Scosha atelier in Brooklyn, N.Y., the sensational Scosha jewelry line and its namesake designer are committed to environmentally sustainable and local production whenever possible.

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Fall 2018 fashion wrap-up

In a turbulent political climate, designer Matthew Adams Dolan seeks to explore and challenge the American identity with his fashions for fall.

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Fashion Week Madrid report

In search for business with a greater international projection, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, held this past summer, celebrated its 68th fashion preview in July 2018.

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See ‘Still Can’t Trust No One’ at NBT Aug. 25

Aug. 25, 2018, Dreams Come True Productions will present their newest play, “Still Can’t Trust No One,” at The National Black Theatre, located at 2031 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. So stop in, enjoy a smile and even some laughs while watching this lights, cameras and action production!

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Art fashion: Plaids in play for fall

The new brand, Dope Tavio, created by fashion designer Octavio Aguilar, was recently introduced by Patricia Field for her Art Fashion Gallery.

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Two intellectual and Pan-African giants at CEMOTAP

Dr. Leonard Jeffries and Dr. Haki Madhubuti hosted by prominent pan-African organization this past weekend.

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Indonesian styles for fall ’18

From Jakarta, Indonesia, fashion designer Vivi Zubedi presented an elegant collection at New York Fashion Week.

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Young designers, fresh prints and resort ’19 styles

The sister duo who design Macgraw has carved their place in fashion with a keen eye for beautiful fabrications and wearable silhouettes.

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Kids are on board

You are never too young to be on a board in business. Kidbox, a kid’s style box organization, offers cool brands, amazing prices and a mission to clothe 1 million kids in need. July 25, the company celebrated the opening of the new Kidbox headquarters on Park Avenue in New York City, where they introduced 12 young board members for 2018-2019.

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Worldly street style choices

During a recent presentation of his collection, Heron Preston opened his show with a documentary titled “Above the Clouds.” The film, directed by Preston and David Laven, documented the creation of his third collection for men and women while simultaneously celebrating NASA, took more than six months to produce and projected the vision of the designer’s looks 32 miles up into the earth’s stratosphere.

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Black designers create a stir at Men’s Fashion Week

At age 19, Taofeek Abijako, designer of Head of State+, was the youngest designer to hit New York’s recent men’s shows.

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Ski news for winter 2018/’19

Above all, the creation of Black Crows began as a story of friendship between Camille Jaccoux and Bruno Compagnet, freeride skiers in Chamonix, France.

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Savvy spring/summer ’19 menswear beats the heat in Harlem

For spring/summer ’19, Edwing D’Angelo presented a dynamic show on the terrace of Sofrito’s Restaurant in Riverbank State Park, located on the Hudson River at West 145th Street in New York City.

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Miami Swim Week report

Australian designers flocked to South Beach for the debut of Fashion Palette Miami Swim Week.

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Resort ’19 looks for leisure time and travel

When traveling to faraway places via land, air or sea, the look is comfortable, loose-fitting, colorful and fashionable.

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FIT’s next generation designer show

FIT’s Future of Fashion show, featuring graduates of Class 2018, was a complete success. Dr. Joyce Brown welcomed the audience and introduced Lilliana Vazquez, the style consultant.

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Stylish performance pieces for men and women

The enjoyable aspect of Chromat’s show for New York Fashion Week was the array of models in all sizes and shapes.

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Fall’s functional, fashionable looks

New York based designer Vivienne Hu’s design concept caters to women who have a strong sense of independence and a desire for displaying their femininity and personality in a unique way.

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Fall/winter color forecast

For fall/winter 2018, Pantone Color Institute has named 10 top colors for men and women.

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Stylish performance pieces for men and women

The enjoyable aspect of Chromat’s show for New York Fashion Week was the array of models in all sizes and shapes.

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Beauty notes and fall ’18 menswear news

According to Beauty Booster notes, “Genuine results driven skincare promotes skin vitality not only on the surface, but by maintaining skin health at a cellular level.”

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Soboye’s styles and ODD’s shapes for Resort ’19

From Africa Fashion Day in Berlin, Soboye’s show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was a huge success.

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Resort ’19: Spot sporty styles and beautiful dresses

P.E. Nation’s resort ’19 collection rocked the house at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia presentations

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