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Classics pieces for fall/winter ’18

At 393 NYC, Negris LeBrum’s fall/winter 2018 presentation was a smash hit Sunday, Feb. 11. For this season, the Houston-based company’s Black-to-Basic collection represented the rebirth of Negris LeBrum.

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Spy women’s styles unfold on New York Fashion Week runway

For fall/winter ’18, Dan Liu, a women’s ready-to-wear designer, delivered a show-stopping collection to a well-attended audience of fashion insiders in a gallery space at Spring Studios in New York City.

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Black designers kick off fall/winter ’18 Fashion Week

At these seasonal fashion shows, the show always begins long before the models hit the runway.

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Malcom X Legacy designs hit Fashion Week for fall/winter ’18

During a news conference held Tuesday afternoon at the Renaissance Restaurant (corner of West 132nd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard), Harlem Fashion Week introduced the six daughters of the late Malcom X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, who announced the launch of their fashion collection, created by award-winning designer Yvonne Jewnell.

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Menswear news: Moss faux-fur coats du jour

When it’s cold, there’s nothing like a fur of any kind to keep you warm. For fall/winter 2017/2018, Pyer Moss has created a sumptuous men’s collection featuring faux-fur long coats that are fully lined, often with stand-up collars.

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Sandy Baker’s ‘Pyramids’ necklace at F.I.T. Museum

Renowned jewelry designer Sandy Baker’s “Pyramids’ necklace was selected to be a part of the Museum at F.I.T.’s permanent collections.

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Beautiful spring/resort ’18 dressing

Whether you wear a dress, pantsuit, gown or jumpsuits, women’s fashions are utterly feminine for spring and resort ’18.

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The glamour of fashion

Swirling down the runway, Zang Toi’s gowns are absolutely stunning.

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Florals bloom in spring fashions

Husband and wife team Laura Vassar and Kristopher Brock knocked their spring/summer Brock collection right out of the park with summery floral fashions.

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Academy of Art University’s top 10 designers show East-to-West elegance

From unconstructed garments to classic and tailored cuts, Academy of Art University’s top 10 designers focused on 2018 spring and fall designs.

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Effortless dressing soft styles for spring ’18

The brand PRISCAVera is a womenswear line that’s based in New York. Established in 2015 by Prisca Vera Franchetti, the look is cool, casual and comfortable. The designer’s clothes are relaxed, yet refined, and elegant. Her collection is geared toward the youth culture.

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Stunning red carpet gowns

On the best-dressed list at the 51st Annual Country Music Awards, young songstress Danielle Bradbery stunned screaming red carpet onlookers and the press in a sophisticated, fiery red gown designed by Leanne Marshall for fall/winter 2017/2018.

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Losing weight and clutter

Can you imagine life without clutter? Now’s the time to declutter your home, office, room and mind. It works. This do-it-now book, “Lose 200 Lbs. This Weekend: It’s Time to Declutter Your Life!” by Don Aslett, will inspire and instruct you on just how to do it

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Cool girl looks for models from designer’s neighborhood

Designer Sandy Liang continues to celebrate her brand’s downtown roots. For NYFW, she chose her models from a select group of cool women from her neighborhood. A New York-based designer, Liang grew up in Bayside, Queens.

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Recap: Art Hearts New York Fashion Week shows

Art Heart Fashion recently kicked off their New York Fashion Week shows with a spectacular display of international and national talent.

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Plaid plays for spring/summer ’18

Despite Hurricane Harvey, Negris LeBrum’s Le Magnolia collection was presented here for New York Fashion Week.

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Recap: Art Hearts New York Fashion Week shows

Art Heart Fashion recently kicked off their New York Fashion Week shows with a spectacular display of international and national talent.

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Six Indonesian designers hit 2017 New York Fashion Week

At New York Fashion Week, six young Indonesian designers pulled off a marvelous presentation, as Indonesian Diversity’s spring/summer ’18 hit the runway. They displayed gorgeous collections of ready-to-wear and accessories.

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Resort ’18: Transitional looks for day or night

“When it comes to clothes, less is more,” stated Australian designer Anna Quan.

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NYFW’s top men’s designers

One right after another, New York Fashion Week’s menswear designers presented fabulous shows, and their collections received the best reviews.

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Caring for your hair

At a recent Afro/Latin festival in Brooklyn, N.Y., we met up with vendor Keisha Charmaine Felix, author of “More Than a Hair Journey: The Black Woman’s Guide to Self-Love & Loc Maintenance.”

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Miami Swim Week’s beauty looks

This season, Miami Swim Week’s beauty looks were all about natural and fresh looking beauty.

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Resort ’18 swimwear: Romantic chic

New York designer Kristian Chase has traveled the world from an early age.

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World class fashions are casually elegant

Named after its forward thinking Australian designer, m a r i a m.seddiq is a label that’s synonymous with conceptualism.

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New York Men’s Fashion Week report

Presented at the Prince George Gallery on East 15th Street, the spring/summer Men’s Fashion Week opened Monday, July 10, with Nonich, a savvy young men’s line stemming from the University of Maryland.

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Haute couture: Chanel’s 2017/2018 fall collection

At Chanel’s fall/winter 2017/2018 haute couture presentation in Paris, the atmosphere was luxurious, yet delightful.

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Summer ’17 beauty notes

Beautycounter’s cosmetic collection encompasses an array of products for you face, skin and body.

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Dressing in 10 easy pieces for summer

Ten Pieces, an Australian fashion house, offers essential wardrobe options.

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Summer ’17 beauty notes

Beautycounter’s cosmetic collection encompasses an array of products for you face, skin and body.

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Dressing in 10 easy pieces for summer

Ten Pieces, an Australian fashion house, offers essential wardrobe options.

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Active and swim style forecast for spring/summer ’18

For spring/summer 2018, color trends are exceptional in active and swimwear markets. According to Design Options Inc., the color forecasting firm that brings Southern California’s unique aesthetic to the world, women’s active wear and contemporary swimwear markets are showing themed color trends.

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Australia’s runway looks for men and women

Akira Isogawa, one of Australia’s most celebrated designers, presents garments that echo Eastern influences with richly embellished fabrics, vintage textiles and traditional prints.

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Color news: Palettes for fall ’17 and ’18

In home furnishings ’18, colors are far-fetched! Many influences join together in various, unpredictable ways.

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Tam’s East-meets-West looks for fall ’17

When it comes to mixing East-meets-West fashions, no one does it better than New York designer Vivienne Tam.

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Designer news for resort and spring ’18

For their pre-spring 2018 collection, Ports 1961 was inspired by travel, literally and metaphorically.

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Modern modes for fall ’17

Oversized, unconstructed, tailored and sophisticated are keywords describing Odeur Studio’s autumn/winter ’17 collection for Berlin Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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Celebrity dads rock with kids on the runway

Rookie USA presented their rocking spring/summer ’17 NYFW show featuring celebrity and non-celebrity dads.

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At the Met: The Costume Institute’s spring exhibit

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s newest exhibition at The Costume Institute, “Rei Kawakubo/Commes De Garcon: Art of the In-Between,” examines the designer’s fascination with space between boundaries.

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More designer news from Australia Fashion Week

Season after season, Australian designer Alice McCall focuses on intricate detailing.

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Spring ’17 floral prints and bridal tips

Comprising an eclectic mix of pieces and a sharp palate of rainbow tones among black, white and neutrals, the collection is a serene fantasy with a hint of darkness.

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Day-to-evening looks with delicate details

At New York Fashion Week, there were several new designers on the bill. Jonathan Simkhai’s presentation was created for the modern woman.

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FIT’s Fashions of the Future ’17

FIT’s Fashion of the Future runway show was amazing! With five specializations, including knitwear, sportswear, intimate apparel, special occasion and children’s wear, the top fashion designers of the 2017 graduating class put on quite a show. The looks were innovative.

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Australia’s runway re-cap

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia recently kicked off its Resort ’18 collections. Designer Dion Lee opened the event and debuted his dashing collection at the Sydney Opera House to more than 500 national and international industry media, buyers and VIP guests.

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Cejunel’s haute couture chapeaus

From Gun Hill Road in the Bronx to the Kentucky Derby, you can always wear one of Cejunel’s hats and create a fashion furor.

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Wearable options for fall ’17

When you don’t quite know what to wear from day to day because of the changing weather, you must keep a seasonal variety of clothes in your closet. At Ellery’s fall ’17 show for Paris Fashion Week, there was a nice array of clothes that seem to fit the changes of the seasons nicely.

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Cool, comfortable sportswear for summer

For high-end womenswear, Philomena Zanetti showed a fashionably yet simply styled collection in Berlin for spring/summer 2017.

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Shop SoHarlem for Mother’s Day!

Last Sunday afternoon, SoHarlem’s loft at the Mink Building, 1361 Amsterdam Ave., Suite 340, was filled with plenty of artsy surprises and Mother’s Day buys.

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Spring cleaning tips

Are you working on your “to-do” list for spring cleaning? There’s no time like the present to clear your home of clutter and dust.

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Children’s Cupcake City Socialite at Queens Museum

Celebrating Earth Day in Flushing, N.Y., the Queens Museum held a series of events that included the Mamas Expo, which featured vendors throughout the Queens Museum specializing in products and services geared toward parents and children, and many women-owned businesses were represented. One of the main attractions was the Cupcake City Socialite, a mobile beauty boutique and children’s spa.

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Glamorous gowns and glitzy shoes

“If you can spend hours getting dressed, it’s fabulous,” stated designer Mark Badgley, who with James Mischka founded the label Badgley Mischka. “However, a woman should also be able to bring a dress to work and change there for an evening out.”

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