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NYFW SS23

Featured Image – Joy Corrigan the NYFW: The Shows, presented by Afterpay.

For NYFW SS23, 360 MAGAZINE decided to emphasize emerging brands which showcase innovation. Many of which are owned and operated by marginalized and/or disadvantaged enterprisers.

GLAM SLAM

This year IMG curated an informative yet immersive activation, GLAM SLAM. It’s intended to offer invited Chase Sapphire card members, VIPs and special guests a curated conversation about fashion in sports, phygital sectors and diversity in the industry. Thus far, it’s been the most insightful engagement for a myriad of reasons. One, it’s an opportunity for you to gain an intimate interaction from relevant professionals while sipping on crafted cocktails. Two, you’re being introduced to viable entities across various sectors. Three, it’s the inaugural program so there’s a ton of surprises.

Vaughn Lowery attends IMG’S GLAM SLAM during NYFW reported by 360 MAGAZINE
Vaughn Lowery, President of 360 MAGAZINE, attends IMG’s GLAM SLAM in Versace signature shades and 53045 shoes.

Over the weekend, GLAM SLAM continued with Session 5 featuring a Sweat Session with Venus Williams and Kira Stokes, a #CoachVenus Q&A, plus an Eleven by Venus Williams Pop-up.

Venus Williams at IMG GLAM SLAM during NYFW SS23 via 360 MAGAZINE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 11: GLAM SLAM Presented by NYFW: The Shows and Chase Sapphire Session 5: #COACHVENUS Q&A with Venus Williams on September 11, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for IMG Fashion)

Rosario Dawson stopped by La Bodega Baque – a curated bodega experience that celebrates the unstoppable spirit of the Latinx community and entrepreneurs with a curated collection by one of streetwear’s most significant voices and philanthropist, Angelo Baque and presented by UPS and AWAKE NY.

Today at ‘Glam Slam’ – a fashion and tennis experience, presented by IMG and Spring Studios, Serena Williams joined Nikki Ogunnaike for an exclusive 20- minute Q&A followed by an fashion showcase and fall fashion collection preview of curated looks from her S by Serena brand. The GOAT discussed being a mom; retirement and her new found “freedom,” learning from her sister Venus; and finding a work / life balance. Following the show, guests were able to shop the S by Serena retail pop-up.

Taking place during two of New York’s biggest tentpole franchises, the US Open and New York Fashion Week, Glam Slam was created to celebrate the intersection of tennis and style through a series of tennis match screenings, fashion panels, culinary offerings and DJ sets on the Rooftop Terrace of Spring Studios in Tribeca. IMG and Spring Studios partnered with Chase Sapphire for the inaugural event to develop unique program spanning fashion and sports, combining the best of both worlds and powered by On Location.

Venus Williams at IMG NYFW SS23 GLAM SLAM via 360 Magazine

Photo: Getty Images/Bryan Bedder

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FASHION BOMB DAILY

This FBD presentation, hosted by Eva Pigford, was helmed by Harvard graduate and famous blogger Claire Sulmers. It offers a sneak peek into who’s next up in all things beauty and style while being surrounded by a small crowd of culture curators (Kevin E. Taylor, Vaughn Lowery) celebrities (Vivica A. Fox, Iyanla Vanzant) and design purveyors (Draya Michele).

BruceGlen was the crowd favorite. Their psychedelic colorways intertwined with geometric shapes will forever stain our brain like the popular Saturday morning cartoon, Scooby-Doo.

America's Next Top Model Eva Pigford hosts fashion bomb daily runway show announced by 360 MAGAZINE
Armon Hayes dressed in Terry Singh, mvmt shades, Reebok's Allen Iverson high tops at Fashion Bomb Daily designer showcase via 360 MAGAZINE

TERRY SINGH

Parsons graduate, Terry Singh, has a big buzz surrounding his avant designs. If you’re into pushing the envelope and bending gender rules, check out Singh on our latest 360 MAG podcast HERE.

Terry Singh presentation at NYFW FW23 in Manhattan at Daylight Studio featuring new face Jay Jordan of One Management announced via 360 MAGAZINE

SPRAYGROUND

David BenDavid executed a hip pop up in Times Square with one of the most talked-about runway shows. Female Rapper/Actress Remi Ma raised the bar as her newly introduced signature walk went viral on TikTok.

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David BenDavid runway nyfw via 360 magazine
New York City Fashion Designer Terry Singh shows at NYFW announced via 360 MAGAZINE

GURU: TERRY SINGH

Terry Singh exhibited his gender-neutral SS23 collection during NYFW at Daylight Studio on Friday, September 9.

Vaughn Lowery has taken Singh to heart in a two-part series on 360 MAG Amazon | Google | Spotify | Apple podcast. They have a meticulous discussion about the new world order and how it will redefine gender norms.

Native New Yorker, Terry Singh, is reshaping the way the world views masculinity, diminishing society’s view of how a man should look.

After a six-month tour of India as a Yogi, Singh had a revelation. During a morning ritual at the summit of a mountain, his swami changed forever his male state of mind while bathing him while the sun kissed his skin.

After his spiritual journey, Singh defied his Western imposition of love, giving birth to his eponymous mark. He was inspired to recreate this sense of release through a dhoti, an ancient garment worn by leaders and warriors. “I was inspired by the freedom to wear a dhoti because it flows and it also somehow brought me to this space,” the cultural curator said.

In addition, Terry explains that nature is the essential motivation for his capsule. ‘‘I would say that we are always evolving and changing tomorrow, you can watch a documentary, you notice something in nature, and you feel something, and that feeling that comes to you is so intrinsic that it only needs you,’’ states Terry.

Upon his return to New York, he received a new direction: reintroduce the perspective of men’s clothing. This deep movement enabled Singh to proudly wear his dhoti alias the NYC wrap. His vision was to impact world culture. According to the designer, dhoti is a reflection of his transforming experience and the way we enter into ourselves over a period of time.

Terry Singh, a father of four, identified his suits as his signature, pairing them with his elegant salt and pepper hairstyle. While designing the pieces, Singh constantly ensures that he preserves a certain masculinity in the room. Instead of wearing a belt, he added adjustable buttons to the waist strap.

No doubt, Terry Singh, alongside other progressives like Pyer Moss and Telfar break down the barriers in fashion. Lowery continues, “You are saving lives.” After all, the statement of classy masculine figurines on a stage like NYFW will encourage others to do the same, creating a domino effect. And, perhaps put an end to the intimidation which Jaden Smith, Harry Styles and Machine Gun Kelly continually encounter in the mass media rocking skirts.

In the very near future, Terry Singh expects men of all ages to reach for his suit of armor instead of a traditional tuxedo.

Listen PT2 of Singh on 360 MAG.

Article: Andrea Esteban, Vaughn Lowery

Terry Singh NYFW SS23 presentation at Daylight Studio featured in 360 MAGAZINE
Terry Singh NYFW SS23 presentation at Daylight Studio featured in 360 MAGAZINE
Terry Singh NYFW SS23 presentation at Daylight Studio featured in 360 MAGAZINE
Terry Singh NYFW SS23 presentation at Daylight Studio featured in 360 MAGAZINE
Terry Singh NYFW SS23 presentation at Daylight Studio featured in 360 MAGAZINE
Terry Singh NYFW SS23 presentation at Daylight Studio featured in 360 MAGAZINE
Terry Singh NYFW SS23 presentation at Daylight Studio featured in 360 MAGAZINE
Terry Singh NYFW SS23 presentation at Daylight Studio featured in 360 MAGAZINE
Model Jarel Jay Jordan of One Management participates at NYMD during NYFW SS23, wearing Terry Singh via 360 MAGAZINE
Terry Singh NYFW SS23 presentation at Daylight Studio featured in 360 MAGAZINE

Terry Singh in The New York Times

Terry Singh in Vogue

NYFW SS23 Recap

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IMG UNVEILS NYFW PROGRAM

IMG, the official organizer and operator of New York Fashion Week’s central event, New York Fashion Week (NYFW): The Shows presented by Afterpay, today announced its slate of programming and events for the September 2022 season. NYFW: The Shows is produced by IMG FOCUS. and will take place Friday, September 9 – Wednesday, September 14, 2022, live at Spring Studios and virtually at NYFW.com.

For the fifth season in collaboration with IMG, The Black in Fashion Council Discovery Showrooms returns with a new line-up including Ajovang, Atelier NDigo, HARBISON, IZAYLA, Jessica Rich, Kwame Adusei, Madame Adassa, Muehleder, Sammy B and VAVVOUNE. Additionally,BIFC Designers, IZAYLA, Kwame Adusei, Atelier NDigo, Muehleder and Sammy B will create a capsule collection and pop-up shop in collaboration with Mailchimp, which will be available at Spring Studios and online.

Afterpay, the leader in “Buy Now Pay Later” (BNPL) payments, unveiled limited edition NFTs The Keys to New York Fashion Week – which gives consumer access to limited edition NFTs from ALTU by Joseph Altuzarra, anOnlyChild, Jonathan Simkhai, Kim Shui, and The Blonds only at Keys.NYFW.com. Each designer’s unique NFT serves as a digital collectable and also unlocks real world product drops and exclusive experiences during NYFW: The Shows. All proceeds from the sales of the designer NFT Keys will be donated to Free Arts NYC, bringing art and mentoring programs to children in underserved communities in New York City. Afterpay will also partner with Area and Kim Shui to unlock consumer access to their runway shows.

NYFW: The Talks, IMG’s series of conversations beyond the shows at New York Fashion Week, will feature industry thought leaders discussing compelling topics in fashion this season including:

 

  • Navigating the New Phygital Age of Fashion and Artpresented by Afterpay: Natalie McGrath, VP of Marketing at Afterpay; Elise Swopes, NFT Artist; and Michelle Reeves, Co-founder and CEO of MAVEON world, will discuss decentralizing fashion in the phygital age.
  • Cultivating the Future for Latinx Creatorspresented by UPS: Moderator Karla Martinez de Salas, EIC of Vogue Mexico; will talk with AWAKE NY Clothing Designer Angelo Baque; Gil “Thermal” Tavernas, Designer, Cofounder of Whensmokeclears; and Carlos Cueto, UPS Senior Manager Digital Commerce & Experience, on Latinx diversity and inclusion in today’s world, as well as the importance of corporate efforts including UPS’s Proudly Unstoppable campaign.
  • Mindfulness in Fashionpresented by ALO: Model Hilary Rhoda; Singer, Songwriter Bianca Quiñones; Wellness Professional Christa Janine; and Contemplative Guide & Therapist-In-Training Kirat Randhawa with moderator Chrissy Rutherford, Brand Consultant & Founder of FWD Joy, will discuss how mindfulness plays a role in your mental health when you work in the fashion industry.
  • New Faces of Indonesian Fashionpresented by Erigo X Tokopedia: Pasoari Widiastuti, Brand Executive of Erigo X; will share how varied creative practices and rich cultures inform approaches to fashion.
  • The Long-Term Luxury of Sustainabilitypresented by Lovesac: Abrima Erwiah, Co-founder, Studio One Eighty Nine & Director of Gromek Institute for Fashion Business at Parsons School of Design; IMG Model Olivia Ponton; Laura Hodges, Founder and Principal of Laura Hodges Studio; Shawn Nelson, Lovesac Founder & CEO; with moderator Kerry Pieri will discuss Lovesac’s ‘Designed For Life’ philosophy and the importance of eco-consciousness in home + design.
  • Ten Years of Costuming the New York City Ballet Fall Fashion Gala: Ahead of NYCB’s decade anniversary of its iconic Fall Fashion Gala, a collection of the events’ key collaborators, Designer Zac Posen; Designer Humberto Leon; Marc Happel, New York City Ballet Director of Costumes; and Choreographer Gianna Reisen, reflect on designing for dance with moderator Donya Archer Bommer, Board of Directors, New York City Ballet.

This season, there are a variety of ways guests of NYFW: The Shows and consumers can participate and experience the excitement and creativity of some of their favorite fashion brands. Guests of NYFW: The Shows can stop by the Alo Yoga Wellness Sanctuary to receive complimentary wellness treatments during the busy fashion week in celebration of the debut of its Aspen Collection, the brand’s first premium collection. Keds, will be unveiling it second exclusive capsule collection on the runway. UPS, returning to NYFW for its second season, will collaborate with Awake NY designer Angelo Baque to celebrate the creative pursuits of exceptional designer talent with a connection to the Latinx community. Additionally, throughout Manhattan fashion fans should be on the lookout for the Lovesac and alice + olivia co-branded Mobile ConciergeLovesac also enlisted alice + olivia to reveal their limited-edition Sac Cover collaboration at the alice + olivia NYFW presentation.

As the official partner of NYFW: The Shows, On Location, IMG’s premium experience provider, will offer fans access to once-in-a-lifetime moments that only take place at NYFW. Fans can now purchase tickets to shows including Badgley Mischka, The BlondsDur Doux, among others, at https://onlocationexp.com/new-york-fashion-week-tickets.

Afterpay is the presenting sponsor for NYFW: The Shows. This multi-year partnership, which kicked off in September 2021, champions American fashion designers, supports the U.S. retail industry, and unlocks access for more consumers to the brands and experiences they love.

NYFW: The Shows is presented by Afterpay with official partners Alo YogaCash AppGrand MarnierLovesacMailchimpKedsPerrierTRESemmé, logistics partner UPS, innovation partner Yahoo!, and media partner E!.

Through NYFW: The Shows, IMG supports designers in various capacities, including runway and fashion presentations, content, programming and premium experiential hospitality through NYFW: The Experience. The official expanded programming schedule for NYFW: The Shows September 2022, which features more than 140 designer activations is now live on NYFW.com/schedule.

The digital destination of NYFW: The Shows is NYFW.com, the go-to destination for exclusive designer content, livestreamed fashion shows, cultural programming, and commerce surrounding New York Fashion Week. Shows and presentations will also be presented on Runway360, CFDA’s centralized digital hub. Followers can also get a front row seat to Fashion Week by following @NYFW across TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

About IMG:

IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. The company manages some of the world’s greatest athletes and fashion icons; owns and operates hundreds of live events annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in licensing, sports training and league development. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company.

IMG GLAM SLAM

Anne Klein Spring ’22 Collection via Daniel Jackson for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Anne Klein SS22 f/ Joan Smalls

Clothes won’t change the world. The women who wear them will.” – Anne Klein

The established American fashion brand Anne Klein joins forces with supermodel, actress and activist Joan Smalls, naming her the face of their Spring 2022 campaign.

After debuting their Spring campaign on February 11 during New York Fashion Week, Smalls is highlighted in a See It Now, Buy It Now look book/video exhibition available on the CFDA’s Runway 360 virtual stage Runway360.cfda.com.

Anne Klein’s Spring ‘22 collection can be found for purchase on AnneKlein.com.

Smalls has been named the first showcase in a multiyear campaign that is set to platform an impeccable woman and celebrity each season.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Smalls is not only a renowned supermodel. She, too, serves as an advocate, having donated 50 percent of her income to generous foundations during the second half of 2020. During 2021, she supported the #ChangeFashion program set to eliminate racism in the fashion industry.

While joining Anne Klein on their Spring ’22 collection, Smalls has another upcoming charitable project that will be revealed soon.

Effy Zinkin, Chief Operating Officer at WHP Global, owner of the Anne Klein brand, spoke on the excitement of adding Smalls to their brand, stating, “We are excited to have Joan Smalls showcase the brand this season as she exemplifies the multifaceted empowered woman Anne Klein serves. Joan’s work in the fashion community and beyond exemplifies Anne Klein’s mission and we look forward to working with her to further support charitable endeavors.”

The brand-new buyer campaign from Anne Klein showcases a series of portraits and profiles from prominent woman that use their platforms to advocate for change. Each woman uplifted through the campaign will receive commemoration in print, video and virtually, offering a wide range of marketing tactics to highlight the ways that they increase awareness for differing missions and foundations.

Upcoming for the Fall ’22 campaign is Actress Gina Rodriguez, while Anne Klein has been named for Spring and Fall ’23.

To know more about ANNE KLEIN and to browse the new collection, including Handbags, Jewelry, Shoes, Sunglasses and Watches, visit www.AnneKlein.com.

About Anne Klein

Operating as a distinguished women’s fashion brand since 1968, Anne Klein’s objective is to deliver timeless American style to women across the globe. Anne Klein herself created the brand to produce classic sportswear for women, elevating the way in which women imagine and consume clothing.

Modernly maintained presently by WHP Global, the Anne Klein brand dresses women who influence causes around the world. Anne Klein is sold throughout North America, Chine, Korea, Philippines, Mexico and additional countries. For more information, visit www.anneklein.com, @AnneKlein on Facebook or @AnneKleinOfficial on Instagram.

Anne Klein Spring ’22 Collection via Daniel Jackson for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Anne Klein Spring ’22 Collection via Daniel Jackson for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Anne Klein Spring ’22 Collection via Daniel Jackson for use by 360 MAGAZINE

The Spring 2022 Collection campaign was photographed by photographer Daniel Jackson in New York City.

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In the BLK

IN THE BLK powered by #CHANGEFASHION celebrated the work of three emerging Black designers during the inaugural IN THE BLK runway show at Spring Studios. House of Aama, Khiry, and Third Crown each presented their AW22 Collections to guests such as Chanel Iman, Richie Shazam, Raquel Willis, Rashad Robinson, and Mayor Eric Adams. The runway show was sponsored by Color of Change, a leading racial justice organization, and UPS, which has a longstanding commitment to supporting women-owned and diverse-owned businesses. 

Additional notable guests included:

Arisha Hatch, Managing Director of Campaigns 

Aurora James, Brother Vellies Designer 

Brandon Blackwood, Brandon Blackwood Designer 

Chris Chambers, President The Chambers Group 

Edvin Thompson, Theophilo Designer 

Kevin Warren, UPS CMO 

Marjon Carlos, Author 

Steven Kolb, CFDA Chief Executive Officer 

Victor Glemaud, Victor Glemaud Designer 

Young Emperors, Influencers 

For the show, each designer debuted their latest collections which all shared a similar theme, a continuation and evolution of the designer’s previously shown pieces and featured IMG talents: Lameka Fox, Mahogany Wade, and AwengChuol 

Husband and wife duo Kofi Kristen Essell of Third Crown opened the show with their Edelsteen collection. As the preface of Third Crown’s story, the pair sought to use gemstones in their initial design concepts, repurposing some of those ideas and expanding them into new shapes while incorporating classic silhouettes. As the opening to the In the BLK showcase, the name of the AW22 collection comes from the South African language, Afrikaans—Edelsteen is Afrikaans for “gemstone” which are known not only to have beautiful, natural colors but also have various healing properties. 

Following Third Crown’s Edelsteen collection was mother and daughter duo Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka of House of Aama. Entitled Heritage Bloodroot Collection – Into the Archives, the latest offering is a new rendition of the nostalgia-inspired Heritage Bloodroot collection shown in 2017, which introduced the brand’s storytelling appeal and timeless silhouettes. Inspired by the rare bloodroot herb which has been used by old-time conjures and root workers as a powerful Guardian for the Family, the line is an ode to Southern Creole spiritually, African Roots, and is an archival find of the Rootworker, Southern lady, and Bluesman archetypes unearthed for a new audience.

Closing the show was KHIRY founder Jameel Mohammed’s latest, a continued storyline from last season’s debut pieces with Fights Reveal Futilities. A new demi-fine jewelry collection shown alongside custom-made garments reflect a clean, futuristic presence that is articulated with sharp embellishment reflecting the many spikes, thorns, daggers, and stingers found in nature. Of the 20 pieces of jewelry showing alongside the 16 runway looks, standout styles include the X Cuff named after Malcolm X, the Talon Pendant and the Orb Protection ring which balance the hand-sewn garments in melodic chaos, representing a battle; external and internal, lending material dimension to the tensions between our soft and aggressive impulses. 

Immediately following the runway show, IMG hosted a curated panel entitled Black Representation Beyond the Runway. Moderated by stylist, Alexander-Julien, panelists included: 

● Victor Glemaud, Designer & Founder of In The BLK 

MoAnA Luu, Chief Content & Creative Officer, Essence 

● Aurora James, Founder of Brother Vellies and the 15 Percent Pledge 

IN THE BLK runway show is part of IMG’s commitment to empowering and elevating Black fashion talent. IMG recently announced the creation of an Inclusion Rider for the fashion industry which will serve as an equity clause and ensure underrepresented talent are being provided opportunities within the fashion industry–in front of and behind the scenes. 

“Action is important. We felt the timing and the ability to leverage the power of IMG was critical in taking steps to make real and measurable progress with the #ChangeFashion Inclusion Rider. It is imperative that we create opportunities to empower Black talent and to diversify the input of NYFW: The Shows and of the larger fashion industry,” said Leslie Russo, President of IMG Fashion Events.

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Shantall Lacayo Wins Project Runway

Bravo’s Project Runway announces Shantall Lacayo from Miami is the winner after a breathtaking fashion show in last night’s season finale. In addition to being crowned the top designer, Shantall took home the grand prize of $250,000 supplied by Pilot FriXion Erasable Pens, returning for its third season as the Official Pen of “Project Runway,” and a feature in ELLE magazine. Shantall will also participate in a career-changing mentorship with the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America), which will help give her all the tools and connections to create, grow, and sustain a business in fashion.

The remarkable season came to a historic conclusion with the first ever four women finalists presenting their collections during New York Fashion Week at Hudson Yards. The final designers, Chasity Sereal, Kristina Kharlashkina, Coral Castillo, and Shantall Lacayo presented collections of 10 looks, each hoping to impress their mentor, Christian Siriano, along with the judging panel: Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell, and guest judge Tommy Hilfiger. With a beautiful, eclectic “Heritage” collection inspired by her culture, Shantall captivated the judges and was crowned the winner at the end of the fashion show.

Photo Credit: Bravo Media/Greg Endries

Illustration for 360 Magazine by Kaelen Felix

Spring Style of Vivienne Hu

The Vivienne Hu Spring/Summer 2021 collection perfectly captures all the best parts of spring fashion, while staying both classic and modern. The line consists of 50 pieces that channel both comfort and elegance. With clear influence from European design and New York business clothing, the line had a lot of femininity and beauty. 

The collection features pastel colors to go along with the true nature of classic spring shades. With hues of light blue, pink and green, the colors perfectly resemble blooming flowers and the escape of a bleak winter. The pastels were subtle enough not to scream Easter, but are still the perfect colors for escaping a chilly winter. A few black pieces stood out in the collection in contrast to the generally light colors of the line. Although different then the other light and muted tones, black does not channel the energy of spring. However, black is a classic color and is always in style, no matter the season. 

The Spring/Summer 2021 designs are all about details with fewer bold pieces focused on the fit of the clothes more than any flashy patterns. The outfits were made from light fabrics that flowed perfectly with the movements of the models. Satin and silk were used to keep the garments classic and allowed them to shimmer in the light. The dresses and pants were fluid and created movement as the models strutted down the runway. 

Recently, midi skirts have taken over the fashion world. Thinking back to the 2010s, maxi skirts had the spotlight for a few years and short skirts have always been circulating the fashion world. However, skirts that meet in the middle are now everywhere. Midi skirts are perfect for spring because they keep your legs shielded on chilly days, but stay light and airy for the warm temperatures. The long skirts were often paired with a deep neckline to channel just the right amount of modesty. 

Many of the shirts included puffy and long sleeves. Sometimes known as balloon sleeves, this victorian technique was very popular in this year’s fall and winter collections, so it is no surprise they will continue to be popular this spring. This type of sleeve can add a chic demeanor to even a basic outfit. 

The line seems to pull inspiration from lingerie with silk and lace, but channels a level of professionalism that is ready to wear. The line includes many high necks with collars and a trendier version of a blazer. There is a clear inspiration taken from classic business fashion, but many of the looks have cut-outs or sheer pieces that make the outfits feel sexy. 

The accessories were bold and stood out against the simple closet pieces. Statement earrings made out of beautiful beading drew attention upward and stood out against the more basic shirts. Bright, patterned scarves either tied in the model’s hair or around their necks added a pop of color and tied everything together. These accessories contrasted the simple clothing and made a statement in the look. 

What’s a fashion-forward look without incorporating a statement bag or striking shoes. One of the looks was featured with a black, abstract shoulder bag. Although not the same, this bag closely resembles the Christian Dior Oblique Saddle Bag that has been increasingly popular on social media. The unique shape makes it a must-have especially with the popularity of shoulder bags. These mini purses have been one of the most popular types of stylish bags this year. Although shoes are rarely the showcase, the shoes in this line beautifully accentuate the colors of the clothing. Many of the shoes were functional flats or small heels with a bit of color from the outfit. Ruffles were also featured on many of the shoe straps, which is surprising because ruffles were minimal in the clothing pieces. 

This line is significantly different from both the 2020 Spring/Summer collection as well as the 2019 Spring/Summer collection. In the 2019 line, the focus was on patterns and many of the clothes were bolder. Many geometric patterns were featured and the colors were much deeper. The 2020 line also contained deeper colors and included many silver and black pieces. Outerwear and heavy fabrics were much more present in the 2020 collection compared to the upcoming 2021 designs. 

Hu has always been focused on making outfits both professional and stylish, which is hard to find in the world of business clothing. She originally received a degree in finance and worked in investment banking for over three years. She wanted a more creative career path and worked for a degree in fashion from Parsons School of Design. Her first collection was a spring/summer line in 2012 and she opened her first store in 2013. 

“In the corporate world I see women lose their personal style for the sake of professionalism…forced to follow dress code and as a result being ‘uniform’,” said Hu on her website. “Women should never be forced to give up something so personal …My vision is to break open this forced box by bridging the gap between personality and professionalism.”

Vivienne Hu continues to show the professional world that work attire can be fashionable. Her Spring 2021 collection perfectly captures sophistication while staying graceful and sleek. The pieces in this line were functional enough to wear while still showing the designs of high fashion. The exquisite details tied each look together and made the line cohesive. This line is one to watch for this spring, especially if timeless pieces and business wear are a part of your wardrobe. Keep up with Vivienne Hu fashion on their website or Instagram

CFDA × DHL

DHL and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Announce the 2019 ‘DHL Logistics in Fashion’ Award Winner

·         Winner receives special DHL support to help their business grow to new heights in the global marketplace

DHL, the world’s leading international express services provider, announced the recipient of the second annual DHL Logistics in Fashion award program. The program recognizes one company that is part of the CFDA’s extensive network of brands and made significant strides in expanding their business globally. Starting in 2017, DHL Express in the United States has teamed up with the CFDA to be the American fashion trade organization’s official logistics partner.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with CFDA and support emerging designers as they expand their businesses internationally,” said Christine Nashick, Chief Marketing Officer for DHL Express Americas. “Our deep understanding and experience in international logistics has helped hundreds of businesses in the fashion industry reach global markets, and we’re proud to help even more designers through the DHL Logistics in Fashion Award.” 

The winner, chosen jointly by a jury of CFDA and DHL representatives, is… 

·         Cesta Collective, founded by Courtney Fasciano and Erin Ryder. Their baskets are handwoven by female artisans in Rwanda, Africa, using locally sourced, renewable resources in fair trade environments.  Each piece is hand finished in the USA with carefully chosen, sustainable materials.

“One of the main goals of our brand is to connect female artisans in developing economies to a global marketplace — and DHL allows us to do this with ease,” said Ryder.           

“DHL makes our business possible – facilitating our global supply chain and allowing us to reach customers across the world,” said Fasciano. 

Cesta Collective will receive special discounts for DHL Express international shipping services, dedicated DHL consultation support on global shipping and PR and social media opportunities with DHL.

CFDA has previously partnered with DHL and in collaboration with Accenture (NYSE: ACN), CFDA’s innovation partner, to develop a report on the future of the fashion industry supply chain. “The Human-Centered Supply Chain – Delivered by DHL” presented the most important challenges, disruptions and changes influencing the fashion industry today and how these, in turn, affect both the supply chain and fashion designers.

Day Three: Style Fashion Week

On day three of Style Fashion Week New York, designers, Marco Marco, FUNARI New York, Ydamys Simo, Emma Altman, BBTC / Love Baby J, Chick, Father Akki and Smock Me  showcased SS’19 designs at the Manhattan Center. Guests of the shows additionally enjoyed performances by Chloe Maggs presented by Vezt Music App. Essentia Water kept attendees, models and designers hydrated throughout the night. Models were beautified by Davines. Guests, VIP’s and socialites enjoyed Tipsy Girl Wines as they viewed the season’s latest collections. Decor was provided by Jimmy DeLaurentis.

Fyntonn Gray

FUNARI New York

BBTC / Love Baby J

Chick

Ydamys Simo

Emma Altman

Father Akki

Smock Me

Marco Marco – High Res