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69th Annual Emmys – Best Dressed

By Amber Monaé

Last night the 69th annual Emmys took place and our favorite actors and actresses stepped out in probably one of the best well dressed Emmys award show in awhile. As Reese Witherspoon stated,  it has been a great time for women in television. So lets see what they wore for the prestigious night.  (more…)

Chloe Sevigney & Kate Foley Celebrate Vintage with Vestiaire Collective

One of the reigning queens of vintage Ms. Chloe Sevigney has partnered with Vintage on Vestiaire Collective and this past Wednesday she and Kate Foley, the Contributing Fashion Director held a cocktail party to celebrate the launch of vintage on the site. Vestiaire Collective is a global marketplace for resale of high end curated vintage items including limited edition pieces from YSL, Prada, Maison Margiela and more.

It all started in 2009 with the aim of offering a community platform on which members are able to buy and sell top of the range and pre-owned luxury clothes and accessories. The catalogue is comprised of the most inspiring items the come from hundred of thousand users wardrobes throughout the world. Each week more than 20,000 new items are added to strengthen a permanent catalogue of 400,000 products. More than 100,000 new members sign up each month and join a international community of 4 million members. See pieces from the vintage collective here.

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FIT’s Future of Fashion 2017 Runway Show

(l. to r. Jinwoo Hong, Carolina Sanz, JinYoung Kim, Yekaterina Burmatnovam Aleksandra Gosiewski, Taylor Ormond, Bria Hendrickson, Selen Sahin, Jong Ah Nicole Lee, Samantha Kirshner)

By Akela Moore

One week after the biggest fashion event in New York City took place at the Met Gala, FIT’s Future of Fashion Runway show was held to celebrate and showcase the work of the college’s most talented graduating Fashion Designers. Its the Fashion Institute of Technology’s highly anticipated end of year runway show and it featured some sensational, innovative looks created by the college’s top graduating Fashion Design students.

Sponsored by Calvin Klein Inc, and the Calvin Klein Family Foundation, the students were able to take home awards that included Critics and People’s Choice awards in the categories of sportswear, special occasion, knitwear, intimate apparel, and children’s wear. Throughout the spring semester, designers mentored students as they created their collections, including Chris Gelinas, Erin Rechner, Flora Gill, Karen Sabag, Morgan Curtis, Victoria Lambourne, Isabella Tonchi, Peter DoSander Lak and Sophie Theallet. Once the students’ collections were complete, five accomplished fashion industry professionals judged the designs to determine which garments earned a coveted spot on the runway. This year’s judges were Ken Downing (Neiman Marcus), Nicole Phelps (Vogue Runway), Lilliana Vazquez (TODAY), Diana Tsui (New York magazine’s The Cut) and Kemal Harris (stylist).Some of fashion’s most prominent names were in attendance from Dennis Basso and Fern Mallis to Ruth Finley and Ty Hunter just to name a few. See all of the notable attendees and the creative looks from the runway here.

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Reebok Fithub and Future in NYC

By Akela Moore

Talk about a comeback? Back in 2005 Adidas bought Reebok and since then Adidas has capitalized on its own collaborations with celebrities. And now Reebok has collaborated with hip-hop recording artist Future. Currently for his first collaboration, it debuted as only apparel. The Reebok Classic x Freebandz Capsule Collection made its way to stores back in the Fall and of course when New York City wants to debut its newest pre-grand opening for a brand, they call on one of hip hop’s biggest stars to host the exclusive event. (more…)

Inaugural Blue Jacket Fashion Show

By Akela Moore

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As New York Men’s Fashion Week came to a close one of the highlights of the week was the 2017 inaugural Blue Jacket Fashion Show brought out celebrities on the blue carpet for a great cause. In partnership with Johnson & Johnson it benefited the Prostate Cancer Foundation and took place Wednesday, Feb. 1st at Pier59 Studios. It brought together the best of  fashion, entertainment, sports, healthcare and media worlds to generate national buzz and bring much needed attention to men’s cancer awareness and prevention, with an emphasis on prostate cancer.

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The Host brought the funny Mr. Carson Kressley wearing Nicole Miller

Playing the hilarious host of the night Carson Kressley gave us the facts about the terrible disease. According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, statistics show that prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America. It affects every one out of eight men at some point in their lifetimes. Every 2.9 minutes a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, and millions of men and their families are fighting this disease on any given day across the globe.

Top designers Nicole Miller, Haspel, Proper Cloth, Theory, Joseph Abboud, Gustavo Moscoso, Stephen Ferber, Nick Graham, Thom Browne, John Varvatos, Rag & Bone and Maggie Norris were enlisted to reinvent the traditional blue blazer and was  showcased by celebrities and influencers on the runway. The night started off with a musical performance from Ian Mellencamp of his hit song Headspace and end a surprise performance after the end of the runway from Singer Meldba Moore. After the fashion show, the select designer jackets were auctioned off with proceeds benefitting the PCF along with dinner and blue cocktails to end the night.

 

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Actor and Comedian Tommy Davidson

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Model Alex Lundqvist wearing Stephen Ferber

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Joaquin Duato- Executive VP, Worldwide Chariman Johnson & Johnson

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Simon Doonan- Barneys Creative Ambassador

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Actor Lee Tergesen

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Bill Nye the Science Guy

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Actor & Model Omar Sharif Jr. with friend

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The two funny guys Mario Cantone and Tommy Davidson