Academy of Art University’s Spring 2014 collections, MBNYFW
All photographs: Francis Son
Article: Carmina Suzanne
This past September 6th, young Academy Of Art University designers burned up the runway at Mercedes-Benz of New York Fashion Week for the ninth time, launching their Spring-Summer ‘14 collections at Lincoln Center. Ten BFA and MFA fashion designers from the top-notch San Fran school sent fresh, young interpretations of 80s flair down fashion’s biggest catwalk. From angular shapes and pronounced shoulders to mermaid fantasy.
The menswear lines played with an Armani 80s vibe, combining the Comme des Garçons inspired trend towards man skirts with flowing metallics and oversized jackets. Drawstring pants and even a few fanny packs were spotted.
From the women’s wear designers came sculpted, exaggerated jackets in white, sherbets and graphic multi-fabric prints. Finishing with a flourish was Nika Tang’s oceanic ruffle tops, coats and capes, flowing like Dale Chihuly sea anemones. These top up & coming fashion talents are playing with proportion, gender, fabric construction and angles in really cool ways!
French Couturier Hayari Showcased His Fragrance Collection at Henri Bendel New York on October 25th.
New York flagship department store Henri Bendel hosted a special event for Hayari Paris Perfumes, with a special appearance of the French designer Nabil Hayari on Friday, October 25th. Mr. Nabil Hayari made a personal appearance for the first time at Henri Bendel. Shoppers was able to meet the French designer and discover his inspirations in the making of this fantastic trilogy of fragrances.
Cocktails and Hayari Perfume infused French pastries were served during this event for all to enjoy. Hayari-Paris is a new French fragrance line which offers three scentsational perfumes: Only for Her, Broderie, and Goldy. Their inspiration is found in the elegance and glamour of HAYARI Paris Couture House founded in 2009 by the designer Nabil Hayari.
The unique shape of the small bottle with a glass cap and 12 facets have been assembled to couture standards, join a perfect harmony between the wealth of a jewel and the fragility of a flower. Each unit is numbered reflecting an exclusive purchase. Furthering, this exclusive feel is the fact that each box is one – of – a – kind.
Hayari-Paris Collection is available at Henri Bendel New York as well as in high end perfumeries and Eau de Parfum 1.7 Oz SRP: $145.00 Made in France
Posted and re-written by: Trinton “TrinityHawk” Garrett
POWER TO THE TIE-DYE
Carter was well-known for his art wall hanging and scarves since the ‘70s. It’s now a fabrication process he’s refined onto elegant dresses, tops and jackets so we can enjoy wearing it.
Carter says the art allows him to determine which garment will be constructed. Some pieces hold clever versatility such as a wrap piece that twists up to ten different looks…and a bias dress designed to be reversible, an art perspective originating at the front or back.
Burn-out patterns create additional depth. Some of the more intricate artwork involves a black ground hich combined onto silks draws out such vibrancy of colors. We’re born to be tie-dyed in the hands of Carter Smith.
Posted by: Trinton “TrinityHawk” Garrett, Written by: Riza Manalo, Designer: Carter Smith, and Photos by: Cheryl Gorski and Lev Radin
Video by: Trinton “TrinityHawk” Garrett
They came, They saw, They delivered – almost literally, this past weekend in New York. The Metropolitan Suite staged shows ranging from 24 karat gold thread at Rococo Dessous to burlesque at Dita Von Teese Stockings by Secrets in Lace to an army of expecting models (in heels) taking the runway by storm! Lingerie Nursing + Maternity. The season saw a number of lingerie trends ranging from pin-up to pinstripes to bohemian to neons, beauty trends from feathers to punk to space age to 40s bombshell and everything in between.
LingerieFW SS14 showcased ten designers and one special exhibition happened between August 1st & 3rd, with Sponsor Lounge including a Java Monster Coffee Lounge, Cotton Installation hosted by Cotton Incorporated, Press Lounge with charging stations hosted by The Lingerie Addict, and a Boudoir Photo Installation from Angelica Roberts Boudoir Photography. The three-day event wrapped on Saturday, August 3rd with a Closing Party benefiting non-profit Bright pink, featuring an exclusive Pop Up Exhibit from the Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum: “The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry & Binding” by artist and couturier Camilla Huey.
Please see below for the full post event release along with snapshots of the shows.
“The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.” – Marilyn Monroe
Lingerie Fashion Week SS14 Delivers, Almost Literally:
Follow up season of the first Fashion Week exclusively dedicated to the intimate apparel industry.
Headquartered in Japan and currently counting three New York storefronts including Soho & Madison Ave, BRADELIS NEW YORK kicked off Lingerie Fashion Week Thursday night with a Runway Show followed by a Presentation & Cocktail Reception. Guests including plus size model and star of NUVOtv’s “Curvy Girls” Denise Bidot sipped libations courtesy of Cayum and Lotus Vodka. Friday morning brought a joint presentation between indie designers Lola Haze and Uye Surana, each showcasing lingerie & lounge wear with distinct ready-to-wear influences. Rococo Dessous 24 Karat Gold Lingerie followed by debuting their first bridal collection, sending gilded models down a candle lit runway lined with rose petals. Day two wrapped with a fusion of runway & burlesque from worldwide retro-inspired lingerie & stockings leader Secrets in Lace, featuring looks from Secrets in Lace, Bettie Page Lingerie & Stockings and Dita Von Teese Stockings. The show opened with a special
In between shows guests were privy to a Press Lounge with charging stations and a live Twitter feed tracking #LingerieFashionWeek hosted by The Lingerie Addict, the world’s #1 lingerie blogger with 150K+ unique a month and a combined social media following of over 80,000.
Lingerie Fashion Week to return for a third season in 2014. Stay tuned for details at www.lingeriefw.com.
Having successfully staked its claim as a power player in the greater fashion industry, intimate apparel now has its own Fashion Week to boot. Introducing LingerieFW, the first Fashion Week exclusively dedicated to intimate apparel brands. Encompassing lingerie, loungewear, sleepwear, shape wear, hosiery and lingerie accessories, LingerieFW (representing a $14 billion and growing market segment) presents an exciting industry hub designed to collectively give the growing force of intimates brands their due voice. Open to emerging and established brands worldwide, LingerieFW offers a high visibility, influential platform yielding maximum buzz and media exposure. Shedding a powerful spotlight on intimates designers and the industry as a whole, LingerieFW™ aims to make intimates brands household names just as their women’s wear counterparts are. LingerieFW debuted for the FW13 season in February 2013 to a result of over 100+ million total Media Impressions, reaching audiences from North & South America to Europe and Asia.
FASHION MANIAC REVIEW:
BONKUK KOO – KOO BON APPAREL
FALL / WINTER 2013:
by: Trinton “TrinityHawk” Garrett
Bonkuk Koo of Koo Bon Apparel shared his wonderful Fall / Winter 2013 Collection (http://bonkukkoo.com/2013-fall-winter/) with Runway Photographer Cheryl Gorski (www.fashionmaniac.com) and she has asked me to share it with you, her viewers.
When I spoke to Ms. Gorski she stated that this Fall / Winter season was going to be centered around the little black dress and as I viewed Koo Bon Apparel I found it defiantly is centered around that little black dress, and has a lot of black within the designs but is very high class and unique.
Bonkuk Koo has been actively working in the field of fashion as a fashion designer and artist, this talent has been rewarded several times before he even grated from FIT in 2009, he was recognized as a force to be noticed, and he created two dresses for the opening event of S.O.F.A (Sculpture Objects and Functional Art) New York in 2008. Upon graduating from FIT in 2009 he was selected in January, as an “Emerging Fashion Designer of the Year” by IDA (International Design Award), Bon has also won the 1st place of Haute Couture from IDA. He then immediately started working at Chado Ralph Rucci right after graduating and worked for Mr. Rucci for 4 years, which is the highest level of Haute Couture Company in U.S.A. Bon went on taking the Design Director role at Encuentro Moda in Spain since his departure from Chado Ralph Rucci.
Bon’s has held two solo exhibitions – one in New York City in 2009 and the other in Seoul, South Korea 2011. Bon does not only create lovely and classy sculptural clothes, however, he is one of the contributors of the premiere issue of The Ground Magazine, a new platform dedicated to feature creative young talents. His custom-made “Tide Dress” was featured in the editorial “All you can get” and the publication has generated much attention across the globe and significant impression on the web. Bon also creates wonderful Pin art this is as creative as his wonderful creative sculptured clothing. Bon says his unwavering passion for Haute Couture was what pushed him to channel his artistry and craft to crate sculptural art pieces made from pins. Of course pins are one of the most frequently used materials that he uses when he is making his dresses. Bon states when he puts the pins through a fabric, he holds his breath and carefully carries a pin on a dress. This countless, meditative and repetitive process is what has led him to realize that there is no medium like the pin, which can represent who he is as an artist and also express his raw emotions. If your interested in seeing more of his pin art or more of his lovely sculptured dresses you may do so here: http://bonkukkoo.com/