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Carolina Herrera, Hervé Leger Emerge as Favored Brands During New York Fashion Week

Submitted by blueandred on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 21:37

In regards to how brands resonated during New York Fashion Week, mainstay and legacy designers struck the right chords with consumers who also favored colors such as purple and white while preferring floral looks over geometric patterns.

That’s according to an analysis by First Insight Inc., which examined the sentiment of more than 3,600 consumer responses concerning 16 brands and 294 styles. The analysis revealed the top four brands this year as Carolina Herrera, Hervé Leger by Max Azria, Ralph Lauren and Elie Tahari.

Whither Lanvin?

Submitted by blueandred on Fri, 03/04/2016 - 19:26

Lanvin is a brand in limbo. Sat front and centre at the show tonight, its owner Mrs Shaw-Lan Wang applauded emphatically at a collection which ultimately missed the whimsical imprint of its departed prince Alber Elbaz, the designer who turned Lanvin into the brand that ladies the world over know and love.

Costume designer ignores ‘bag lady’ jibe as she collects Oscar in M&S pleather jacket

Submitted by blueandred on Mon, 02/29/2016 - 20:28

Mr Fry deleted his social media accounts earlier this month, after he got flack for comparing Mad Max costume designer Jenny Beavan to a “bag lady” as she picked up a BAFTA.

The pair maintain they are close friends, but after complaints from Twitter users that his comments were “sexist”, Fry slammed “nasty” criticism and quit the platform.

Beavan picked up an Oscar last night for her work on the film – and again surprised many in the audience by collecting her award wearing a pleather-jacket-and-scarf combo.

At Marni, Saying Something Beyond Clothes

Submitted by blueandred on Thu, 02/25/2016 - 22:08

Fashion has a growing penchant for theatrics, and it’s not another public spat or hissy fit. When front-row coups and the traditional runway format fall flat, what should a label do to reach that elusive consumer? Make an effort on a wider stage, and steal that scene right back.

“Fashion is now the fourth dimension within culture,” said Francesco Bonami, an art critic and former director of the Venice Biennale.

Mind your Beeswax

Submitted by blueandred on Tue, 02/23/2016 - 20:50

Beeswax is found in a lot of beauty products, and that's because it has a variety of different benefits for your skin and hair. One of the main reasons is because it's completely natural. Beeswax is made by young female worker bees through their mirror glands and they place it into six-sided honeycomb cells. The beeswax acts as tiny storage units for honey until a beekeeper comes to extract the liquid. The beekeeper then melts and purifies it to the type of beeswax you see in many soaps and skin care products.

Euphoria Design launch Confidence is Beautiful campaign

Submitted by blueandred on Sun, 02/21/2016 - 23:08

This life philosophy resonates with followers of local kiwi fashion label Euphoria Design, which is devoted to creating cutting edge clothing for the modern woman.

Dark and complex, with a whisper of femininity, each collection has been meticulously designed with the confidence that style can be attained at any size. Constantly challenging traditional attitudes, Euphoria celebrates diversity and authenticity.


Submitted by blueandred on Thu, 02/04/2016 - 21:02

As the region’s only interactive, large-scale wedding fair, Bride 2016 is the place to be this month if you’re planning your nuptials. From pop-up couture dress stands, honeymoon inspo and location advice, here’s what you can expect over the weekend…

Creating Celebrations

Did you know that roses are the most popular wedding flower, but peonies are the most expensive? Or that Queen Victoria’s wedding cake weighed a whopping 136kg?! From photographers, bands, florists and caterers to table setups, there are exhibitors covering literally every base you can think of.

Second men's fashion week kicks off in New York

Submitted by blueandred on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 20:28

Men's fashion week kicked off in New York on Monday for a second season, playing catch up after chic shows in London, Milan and Paris. Still in its infancy, the fall/winter 2016 season is already a step up from the spring/summer 2016 men's fashion week debut that graced New York last July.

There are 60 shows compared to 51, and nearly double the number of media accreditation requests -- 800 up from 500. Although it's called a week, the shows are spread across four days and concentrated in Manhattan's west Soho.


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