Whether you are on the beach, a boat or the boardwalk, pretty prints are the way to go. At Camilla’s spring/summer ’16 show for Australia’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, the looks were bright, colorful, bare and fun to wear. Her prints were styled with a Mediterranean feel. With drums on the beat, it was party time on the boardwalk. The food was delicious, the drinks were flowing and the clothes were out of this world. And the children stole the show!
Australian designer Camilla Franks celebrates summer with a comfortable collection. By the looks in her collection, you can also tell that she is an artist. Her namesake brand was launched 12 years ago. Each piece is infused with a story; the destination and adventure of Camilla in her off-the-beaten-track travels. Her looks are unique, and often quite intimate. In the collection, there’s a huge emphasis on details and a dedication to quality craftsmanship. She has 16 boutiques that keep her traveling around the globe. Folks enjoyed the show. Her looks are definitely the way to go this summer! Good show!
In New York, The American Apparel & Footwear Association held a successful event that celebrated its 38th Annual Image Awards at 583 Park Ave. The evening was hosted by InStyle Magazine’s founding editor, Hal Rubenstein. The event was supported by charity partner Mercy Ships.
The 2016 Image Award winners included Person of the Year Joseph Abboud, Company of the Year BBC International LLC, Designer of the Year Christian Siriano, who was also a Project Runway Winner, Retailer of the Year Shinola Detroit and Fashion Maverick of the Year Iris Apfel. Each received a statuette created by world-renowned designers and artists, Ruben and Isabel Toledo.
Young Christian Siriano continues to intrigue fans and the media. He dresses many of the world’s leading ladies and entertained the audience with his wit and humor. Joseph Abboud embodies the American ideal of diversity. He discussed his journey to become one of the most prominent menswear designers and style makers. There was enthusiastic applause as Robert Campbell from BBC International took the stage and was recognized for immense contributions to the footwear industry.