Miss “Unapologetic” Rihanna who is often the talk of the fashion world when it comes to her own unique style now has her own clothing line.
In a joint effort with the British high street retailer River Island, Rihanna launched her line during a London Fashion Week event. The Rihanna for River Island collection is casual, yet chic and in true Ri Ri fashion some pieces are a bit risqué. Items in the collection include midriff mess tops, skirts, slouchy jeans, and dresses.
Check out the video below to see some of the runway action of Ri Ri’s line and hear what she has to say about it all.
Transparent aka “sheer” or “see-through” clothing was the talk of the town during New York Fashion Week’s 2013 Spring Collections. Several top designers showcased their sheer garments (i.e. DKNY, BCBG Maz Azria, Victoria Beckham, Carolina Herrera, Rag & Bone, Helmut Lang, Lela Rose, and Jason Wu). With models strutting down the runway in the 2013 spring exclusives, these designers proved that there should be no inhibitions when it comes to what you are wearing.
From pants to embroidered tops, the sheer genius of intricate details and flowing style designs will have woman worldwide eager to wear this fabric. Don’t worry ladies…these styles aren’t just for a sexy night on the town. Sheer has been updated to allow fashionistas pick any time of day to rock these designs. Take a look at a few Polyvore.com thought should hit the forefront of the latest fashion trends….
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week went underway, February 9-16, in New York’s Bryant Park area. Fashion designers throughout the U.S. and internationally, all showcased new designs of their Spring 2012 collection. While scanning through the official website, I noticed a trend in most collections. In opposite contrast to dark hues seen on many models, there were quite a bit of pastel coloured garments. I guess its safe to say that pastels are what we should expect to see in the spring/summer months.
Check out a few of the haute looks that hit the runway :
Cassie in LaQuan Smith
Mercedes-Benz 2o11 NY Fashion Week presented various designs of a diverse group of designers. But with the lack of ethnic models, some may wonder exactly which Black designers represented this year at fashion week. Although few and far between, there were a handful of notable Black designers present who showcased their most desirable pieces…fit for any race.
Fashion Designers such as Laura Smalls, Rachel Roy, Michael, Bensoni, and LaQuan Smith all strutted their designs. Check out a few pics from their runway collection:
Serena Williams in LaQuan Smith
Christina Milian has got her SEXY back and much more! After her recent (and scandalous) divorce from The Dream, she’s shed the post pregnancy weight and stepping right back into the groove of things.
During the LA Fashion Week, Milian debuted her new fashion eyewear line and performed her oldies and a new track from her upcoming album, Elope. The new single, “Zipper“, was produced by her former lover The Dream and could possibly be the right hit to put her back in the game.
Check out “Zipper” below:
New York Fashion Week started last on Sept. 5 and goes through Friday Sept. 12. We’re sure you have read all the reports and seen all the coverage of the Fashion Rocks concert that kicked it off. Now, let’s get caught up on what’s been on the New York runways for the upcoming spring season.
Betsy Johnson‘s show took place today. Her guests were treated to cupcakes with the initials “BJ” to enjoy during the show as well as baby blocks, a book for her run of show and huge lollipops. Betsy’s show was divided into multiple parts, showing looks that were at once both Scarlett O’Hara-inspired and very Lolita looking.
That’s it for now, but stay tuned for more coverage as we will try to bring you shots from ALL the runways in this years NYC Spring 09 Fashion Week!
Here’s two great tips on how to get tickets for a major fashion show (like during New York’s Fashion week).
#1 – Use your American Express card – Amex normally has a Skybox reserved at several shows during NY Fashion Week. If you are big spender, you may be able to cop tickets to see your favorite designer.
#2 – Get a luxury suite at W Hotel in NY – The W Hotel offers a Catwalk package that include cocktails, VIP passes to the W Hotels Worldwide Backstage Lounge at the tents in Bryant Park, Bliss’s best-selling Triple Oxygen Mask, a built-in late (3 p.m.) check-out, and Two VIP Tickets to a Runway Show at Bryant Park. This season, tickets are available for the following shows: Perry Ellis, Lacoste, Rock & Republic, Tracy Reese, Herve Leger, Tibi, Miss Sixty, Diesel, Nanette Lepore, and Custo Barcelona.
The Catwalk packages sell out very fast. So if you want one, you’d better cop one now! (Source)
Rachel Roy, who began her namesake collection ‘Rachel Roy Collection’ in 2005, has teamed up with Grey Goose Vodka. Rachel will be designing a cocktail dress for Grey Goose. The dresses will debut in September during New York’s Srping Fashion Week 2009, during which Grey Goose will be Rachel’s official sponsor. (Pic Source)
Here is the cocktail dress that will be worn by the Vodka Brand’s models at various events:
Rachel recently became a mother for the second time and aslo sold a 50 percent stake in her business to Jones Apparel Group. Can we say “Power Moves”! (Source)
See some of Rachel’s previous designs:
The official press release for Atlanta International Fashion Week:
“In August of 2007, history was made as the Atlanta Fashion
Network presented the first annual Atlanta International Fashion Week with its benefits and big name designers that attracted Atlanta’s finest. This year, from July 23th through 27th, fashion will take center stage again for the second installment of the most highly anticipated fashion event of the year featuring international fashion moguls, celebrities, models, agents, press and buyers at downtown Atlanta’s prominent exposition center, the Georgia World Congress Center.
In producing AIFW, the Atlanta Fashion Network plans to shape fashion and style by displaying what Atlanta has to offer in fashion to the world. Atlanta is known to be a chief influence and birthplace of numerous mainstream musicians and genres, however it is the goal of AIFW Director, Paula Whittle, to have Atlanta recognized as an emerging fashion capital. She says: “Atlanta is known as a music Mecca, but is now becoming a site for fashion stimulus, and can now play a major role in the fashion arena and gain international recognition. I want to bridge the two to create a powerful, innovative convergence.” With that, the Atlanta International Fashion Week welcomes international designers and models from various countries such as Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, and the Virgin Islands.
Atlanta International Fashion Week will offer innovative and informative workshops and fashion based curricula within Pretty Academy School of Fashion. Classes will be instructed by industry experts and AIFW
Fashion Council such as Leo Marshall (Celebrity Photographer), Mychael Knight (Project Runway, Celebrity Designer), Sybil Pennix (Celebrity Stylist) and many more. In addition, AIFW will feature an exquisite and innovative trunk show, “Fashion Store” and premiere fashion runway shows.
AIFW will feature catwalk favorites modeling fall’s hottest looks with showcases from famous lines such as Tboz’s Chase Closet, Ed Hardy, Rock & Republic, True Religion, Akademiks, Apple Bottoms, Enyce, Baby Phat, Phat Farm, Rocawear, and Young Jeezy’s 8732, plus many more. Some of the elaborate shows include Kouture Kids, Urbanstyle Fashion Affair, Exotica, Fantasy Island, Curvy Couture, PRIVE Fashion Affair, and Men of Style to cater to the style in everyone.
Come to Atlanta to experience the convergence of the most powerful ideas and most powerful network. From Wednesday to Sunday, you’ll be immersed in actionable learning and profitable exchange. Atlanta International Fashion Week has teamed up with the fashion industry’s internationally renowned elite to afford aspiring designers and models the opportunity to network, learn, and enjoy the best that Atlanta has to offer in fashion, style, glamour, and nightlife at various acclaimed venues, night clubs and restaurants. This star-studded affair will be entertaining and designed to benefit local and national charities all in the name of fashion. Some of the many AIFW supporters and partners include Inside Fashion World Magazine, Mymodeltalk.com, DTLR, Elvie
G Public Relations, Paul Mitchell School, John Robert Powers, JPat Records, Mallard Magazine, Dan Agency, La La Sincerely Inc, and many more.
For more information on this epic event, visithttp://www.atlantaintlfashionweek.com/ or call 888.215.5141.” (Source)
“Honoring Today’s Fashion Icons and Supporting Tomorrow’s Trendsetters.”
*Not to be confused with: Haute Lanta Fashion Week OR Fashion Week Atlanta – The first official Fashion Week for Atlanta is scheduled to debut April 2009.
Couture Connoisseur Fashion Network received a Phoenix Award for its commitment to the Atlanta design community and “commendable contribution to its 2007 beneficiary Save the Children.” (Source)
Don’t miss this year’s event – it’s your opportunity to give and to get!
For more information visit the official website.
It’s been a while, but Square toes are back. No, not the fully squared toed, but a tapered toe with a short blunt nose, closed or opened. Very modern and edgy. This would be a good style if you are going for the professional look.
Lepore’s VOTE bag
Fashion Designer Nanette Lepore, who believes strongly in the power of voting, recently teamed up with actress Kerry Washington and the Creative Coalition to encourage voter registration at her boutique opening on Melrose Avenue.
Designer Nanette Lepore, actress Kerry Washington (in a Lepore original) and Creative Coalition Exec. Director Robin Bronk
A little history: Nanette Lapore became interested in fashion at the pubescent age of 9. She dressed a young friend in a bedspread and choker, and with a makeshift logo “Lepore” the young girl posed in the family’s front yard. Nanette grew up free spirited, her parents encouraged her creativity. She went on to complete her undergraduate studies at Youngstown University, then moved to New York and attended New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology.
After working in design studios for a while, Nanette grew anxious and decided it was time to strike out on her own. In 1992 her father granted her a $5,000 loan to set up shop in a penthouse office in the garment district.
Nanette is now known worldwide with boutiques in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, London and Tokyo; her brand includes two fragrance lines and a shoe collection. Her designs are described as “Suitable for a tea at The Ritz or a night out on the town, each collection balances feminine details with a seductive sensibility”, and are worn by the likes of editors, chic style-makers and celebrities such as America Ferrara, Eva Longoria, and of course Kerry Washington. You can find her designs at nanettelepore.com.
For event info and registration visit their website at www.mbfashionweek.com .