Kim Kardashian, Dua Lipa, Naomi Campbell, Nicole Kidman become the stars of the Balenciaga fashion show
The Haute Couture week, an haute couture parade that transformed celebrities into the best ambassadors of the firm, has made Paris the center of fashion in recent days. This is a great opportunity that brought together the most recognized faces in the sector, and amazed everyone with one of the most surprising Balenciaga fashion shows to date.
Kim Kardashian, the brand’s muse, melted into a striking black dress, the same color Naomi wore, but with a more voluminous design. Dua Lipa dazzled in a yellow one-shoulder dress, while Nicole triumphed in a mopped, long, metallic design.
In this new Balenciaga collection, a common thread between the technological future and the past was seen, where a tribute was made to the work of the house’s founder. “It starts in the future and then sinks into the past, in the Infanta dresses that later became the origin of the house,” said Balenciaga designer and creative director Demna Gvasalia. In this way, they were able to parade through the impressive Balenciaga salons wearing the latest haute couture collection from the house, becoming the protagonists of the event and fashion week in the Parisian city.
These uncovered faces, some of them world-famous, contrasted with the mannequins whose faces the creative director of the ‘Maison’ (French word) wanted to cover. The black enameled polyurethane helmets made by the Mercedes design team made it impossible to identify those who paraded.
These days, we have also enjoyed the designs of other major brands such as Chanel, Giorgio Armani, or Christian Dior. Although without hesitation, Balenciaga has overseen shaking up the ‘fashion’ universe at fashion week in Paris.
Serge Carreira, Head of Emerging Brands Initiative at the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, comments: “While the world is evolving on a fast track and faces major challenges, emerging designers embrace these changes and contribute to rethinking fashion. They catch the zeitgeist and introduce it in their narrative with a bold and sensitive view. Fashion is about inventing a future; they make a better future. As we aim to support and empower our designers by forging promising commercial ties worldwide, our relationship with the Arab Fashion Council is important. It sees Parisian designers featured on the official calendar of Arab Fashion Week and vice versa for Arab designers who are members of the Arab Fashion Council.”
Also commenting ahead of opening night, Khadija Al Bastaki, Executive Director of Dubai Design District (d3) – a creative platform by TECOM Group dedicated to design, fashion, architecture, art and retail, said: “We are delighted to kick off this fourth edition of Men’s Arab Fashion Week, the only Men’s Fashion Week held throughout the Middle East and Asia, and our second edition this year. In addition to marking the 20th edition of Arab Fashion Week overall, the Spring-Summer 2023 Men’s Ready-to-Wear collections will bring an exciting mix of local, regional and international talent and opportunity to Dubai – to engage, rethink the regular, inspire and push the boundaries on the menswear fashion offering here in the region.
“Collaborating with the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, we are immensely proud to see the three special guest designers – selected by the federation – in the line-up, ready to take to our runway. The trajectory for menswear globally is an exciting one and we, in strategic partnership with the Arab Fashion Council, are committed to being at the forefront of this flourishing sector across the region, cementing Dubai’s status as a global creative and fashion capital.”
Further highlights of the upcoming edition will be the participation of two official sponsors that will design novel looks for models showcasing this season’s collections. All backstage hair will be done by SCHWARZKOPF, while Italian cosmetic company KIKO will create all the makeup looks showcased on the runways.
Arab Fashion Week-Men’s Spring-Summer 2023 is also an opportunity to highlight two remarkable collaborations that bring to the fore the Arab Fashion Council’s pioneering commitment to the worlds of sustainability and fashion tech.
Logistics company Aramex has teamed up with Lebanese designer EMERGENCY ROOM, who are leaders in the realm of upcycling and second-hand sourced fashions. The two will unveil, during Fashion Week, their campaign for the release of a collection that will be showcased in October. The objective of this cross-industry collaboration is to highlight the importance – and urgency – of implementing viable, enduring sustainable practices into each branch of the fashion supply chain. Mike Rich, Chief Marketing Officer at Aramex, states: “We are pleased with our collaboration with Emergency Room, which underpins our strong belief in the importance of empowering entrepreneurs, creative and sustainable businesses, and supporting them to create their own opportunities. At Aramex, we truly champion all sustainable practices, and this is what upcycled clothing is all about. Through this collaboration, we are keen to facilitate access to various logistical services and solutions, and we look forward to playing a continued, key role in the success of the Arab fashion industry”.
Also forward-looking is the collaboration between Swiss label Ferronato, the first luxury accessories range with full data privacy protection, and Lebanese menswear brand Maison du Mec. Their collaboration will see the two brands integrate meta-fabrics into high-end, accessories that are ultra-fashionable all whilst blocking electromagnetic interferences and unwanted tracking via devices. For the occasion, an opening surprise has been planned at the start of the Maison du Mec Spring-Summer 2023 fashion show.
“We very much enjoyed collaborating with Maison du Mec, and we believe our shared vision of aesthetics has succeeded in complementing both brands. With his design and our technology embedded, this new collection will be one of a kind,” said Alessia Ferronato, CEO of Ferronato. She continues: “Arab Fashion Week has a track record for connecting emerging brands with buyers in one place, driving awareness and commerce in a rapidly evolving market. We are elated to be taking part in Arab Fashion Week and look forward to a fruitful collaboration with Maison du Mec.”
The new Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter ‘22-23 Women’s fashion show presents a new futuristic vision of its DNA.
The codes of the brand are reinterpreted and projected into the metaverse and, as in a video game, propose super feminine heroines.
The evolution is expressed through the choice and use of modern and technical materials, a reference to the digital realm: iridescent and mirrored surfaces, laminates, jersey and nylon.
Proportions, volumes and silhouettes are the focus of the new Collection.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana design a sculpted and geometric silhouette where everything is amplified: inverted triangle lines, classic and iconic jackets become oversized and reinvented with technical fabrics; padded shoulders, for a vaguely masculine but absolutely sexy style.
Between reality and imagination, corsetry is proposed on cropped T-shirts with trompe l’oeil effects.
The looks are completed by overcoats in logo-printed nylon or made of eco-fur in vivid colors, reminiscent of the virtual atmosphere typical of video games. All furs are eco-fur.
Dolce&Gabbana has discontinued the production of fur over time, but continues to work with furriers to prevent their expertise from being lost, always obtaining a result of the highest quality. This is the first step towards a path of sustainability.
The combination of colors such as black and red, metallic tones and strong tints, are chosen to reaffirm and strengthen the appearance and character of uniqueness.
Gianpiero D’Alessandro, a young cartoon-designer, has collaborated with the Brand in the creation of some of the graphics proposed on T-shirts and sweatshirts.
“For me, Dolce&Gabbana represents everything that’s beautiful about Italy. I still remember the first time I met Stefano and Domenico and I gave them some drawings I had made for them. During that meeting, they began to tell me about their story and how it all began.
I remember the passion in their eyes. It’s a pleasure for me to collaborate with the brand that has written and continues to write the story of the fashion world.
‘Proudly made in Italy.’ I chose to create these graphic elements for the collection because in my imagination, Dolce&Gabbana is a happy ‘place’ and I wanted these designs to incorporate certain emotional virtues for people to experience, such as a carefree childhood. The ‘Sweety Bunny’ character is accompanied by ‘Baby Carrot’ and together they represent the concept of family. Of love. Values that Dolce&Gabbana has always infused into in every single one of its projects.”
– GIANPIERO D’ALESSANDRO
The designer is globally recognized as the creative mind behind established collaborations with brands and celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, Nike, Netflix, and Levi’s.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana once again evolve their fashion, always contemporary, yet revisiting the styles of the 80s in a new mix & match. They plunge the new heroine into a video game where the brand’s DNA is re-interpreted for a modern and extremely dynamic image.
Actress Sharon Stone and Lady Kitty Spencersat front row. The 90 looks which walked down the runway embodied the following characteristics: technical materials; eco-fur; new proportions and geometric lines; volume; futuristic; corsetry and an 80s aesthetic.
Breathtaking views paired with the most luxurious haute couture, ready-to-wear, accessory and swimwear collections swarmed the deck of the Costa Toscano. An environment in which fashion blends seamlessly with sustainability was the scene of the J Spring Fashion Show 2022.
Taking place atop deck 18 of the Costa Toscano, the fashion extravaganza was set amongst stunning views of the Italian Rivera. The ship aims to set sail on its first cruise after the final show on March 5.
The show kicked off with supermodel Jessica Minh Anh sporting a classic high-fashion red fishtail dress. The piece of art was produced by the Malaysian brand Emmanuel Haute Couture, accompanied with Jessica Minh Anh’s pioneering seashell-inspired hairdo.
The show continued with a remarkable array of embellished gowns with accentuated waistlines. Showcased in the colors of white and pink, each dress imitated the essence of the ocean.
Decorated with impeccable adornments with not one piece looking alike, Emmanuel Haute Couture maintained to raise the standard of pure excellence. The J Spring Fashion Show 2022 marks the third moment of the two fashion entities working together.
Then after Ngali showcased their ready-to-wear “Nginha” collection. The Australian brand took reference from serene, open areas to create a series compiled with flowing, moving pieces. Australian indigenous artist Lindsay Malay’s designs were printed onto silk adding for an added textured feel throughout the series.
US designer Elizabeth Southwood’s Sauvage brand showed off their latest collection full of daring yet constructive swimwear. The collection was motivated by the “year of the tiger,” sporting an assortment of unique prints, Swarovski crystals and innovative features.
The elaborate, couture collection “ORO” was dominated by gold accents and meticulously constructed pieces. Pakistani innovator Syeda Amera’s pieces emulated feminine styles embraced with hand-woven embroideries. “ORO” provided a unique interpretation and level of elevation needed within the space of couture.
Consisting of pieces that looked as if they were walking amongst the clouds is the South American designer La Paix from Paraguay. The couture, high-end aura from the collection took inspiration from all the pristine parts of life including nature, architecture, culture, art and life. Each piece had a dramatic yet contemporary flare.
GLAUDI from the California designer Johana Hernandez commemorated life after the pandemic with their collection. Standouts were comprised of eye-catching details, satin shimmering dresses and elegant gowns that filled the collection.
Jessica Minh Anh closed the GLAUDI show as a picture-perfect modern fairy-tale princess. The elaborate yet chic hand-beaded haute couture gown showcased intricate beading of crystals that caught every inch of sunlight shone upon them. Highlighting Jessica Minh Anh’s petite waistline with an A-line silhouette, the finale piece was truly mesmerizing.
Having worked with Jessica Minh Anh on other elaborate projects at distinctive venues, African designer Kine Dion had the perfect recipe to showcase everything we admire about modern femininity. Placing emphasis on individuality and diversity, the collection was encompassed by garments full of distinct weaving and embroidery tactics.
The finale showing of the J Spring Fashion Show 2022 was held by Vietnamese celebrity designer Hoang Hai. The “East meets West’ inspiration point created a unique haute couture collection full of White, blue, gold and red idiosyncratic pieces.
Jessica Minh Anh closed out the show in an impeccably designed silver dress full of Swarovski crystals. The final piece of art referenced the profile of a swan as Jessica Minh Anh glided down the catwalk. The gown itself took over a thousand hours to make and revealed a high cut slit with a deep trail. Jessica Minh Anh headed the array of models through the ocean catwalk pictured amongst the deep oceans.
Another previous partner with Jessica Minh Anh, the Parisian hair accessory brand Alexandre de Paris created pieces the array of collections. They contributed flowered hairbands, butterfly/dragonfly hairpins and jeweled headbands, bringing an esteemed sense of charm.
Acting as Jessica Minh Anh’s fourth cooperation piece with the Italian cruise brand, Costa Crociere, she spoke to her decision of the Costa Toscana for the superior ocean fashion show. Jessica Minh Anh stated, “This particular moment in history provides an opportunity for a sustainable “restart” of our society. Costa Toscana aligns perfectly with my mission of highlighting sustainability in a visually attractive way. It was an honour to celebrate the resurgence of business and style on the world’s newest LNG-powered cruise ship.”
Mario Zanettic, President of Costa Cruises, spoke to the influence of the show, stating, “It was a great pleasure to have Jessica Minh Anh on board transforming our new LNG flagship into a phenomenal catwalk. She is a pioneer in marrying fashion with sustainability, just like Costa in offering the most advanced sustainable ships. It was a perfect event to celebrate such an innovative ship like Costa Toscana, which in a few days will leave for her first cruise, starting the full resumption of the Costa fleet in the next summer.”
This next-level fashion show amongst the sea holds the place for Jessica Minh Anh’s 26th imaginative venture since her initial catwalk atop England’s London’s Tower Bridge. Holding shows in some landmark destinations, she has plans to only continue to elevate the space of fashion x sustainability, and they’ll take us out of this world, quite literally. For more information, on Jessica Minh Anh and her inventive shows, visit the JMA Website
New York Fashion Week, one of the biggest fashion events in the world, takes place twice every year, in February and September. SS22 kicked off Friday, February 11th.
On the 11th, There was The Art of Rodarte Presented by Afterpay, Hosted by Maude Apatow, this was a conversation with sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, an LA-based company that was featured in the iconic Black Swan.
The brand describes itself as distinguished by “…the romantic, conceptual way Kate and Laura approach inspiration, storytelling and how they see the world through landscape, art, film, poetry, culture, and music.” They are known for their use of textiles and prints. They are also inspired by nature. They create women’s wear dresses and fashion forward gowns. The event took place on Friday, February 11th.
On the 12th, there was NYFW: THE TALKS panel “New Standards of Beauty,” a conversation moderated by Jae Joseph and featuring Christella De Castro (Director & Photographer, Co-Founder of Ground Work), Patrick Starr (Beauty Guru & One/Size Founder), Drew Elliott (SVP & Global Creative Director, MAC Cosmetics), Aweng Ade-Choul (International Model.) They discussed the historical, cultural, and social contexts of beauty, and modern awareness and acceptance within the industry.
Critically acclaimed designer duo Wolk Morais unveilled their new Cashmere Collection. Inspired by the silver screen, the cornerstone of the collection is a unisex double-faced cashmere, hand-stitched “On Set Coat,” the designer’s homage to the glamour of Hollywood.
The collection marks the photographic debut of designer Brian Wolk and was shot at a historically preserved modernist home in Los Angeles.”Los Angeles has been the lead character for our creative journey thus far,” Brian Wolk and Claude Morais said. The Cashmere collection has given us an opportunity to reach a large group of our clients, both men and women who are excited about everyday luxury that is multi-season, non-gender specific, and inspired by the relaxed attitude of California Living.
Mr. Wolk and M. Morais, with longtime collaborating stylist Elizabeth Stewart, were inspired by Hollywood’s tradition of relaxed on-set tailoring. The designers will present their signature tailoring through the lens of cinematically infused “his and hers” Robe Coats and Spencer Jackets. The palette pays homage to their filmic inspiration. The collection is composed completely of hand-stitched double-faced cashmere.
It will debut on the CFDA’s RUNWAY360 platform and will be on the market from Feb 14th to February 28th at VESPR-CoOp in Manhattan.
On Tuesday, February 15, 360 witnessed the modern interpretation of a non-binary ready-to-wear collection.
Inspired by his trip to India, Terry Singh had a manifestation on a mountain top. Soon after, Yogi’s bathing experience changed his male mentality forever, defying his western imposition of love, giving birth to The New Suit collection. A historical garment worn by rulers and warriors. Dhoti, also referred to as dhuti, resembling loose trousers, is a type of a sarong.
Our creative director, Armon Hayes, went behind the scenes of this iconic brand. He was lucky enough to wear a one-of-a-kind piece as he sat in front of one of NYFW’s most revolutionary shows.
Daniel Jüde will perform the original music he composed for POTRO Menswear fashion show during NYFW. POTRO’s Creative Director Joseph DeAcetis said, “The first time I heard Daniel Jüde perform I was impressed by how he captivated the audience with his performance. Soon after, I asked him to write a love song for POTRO. When the song was complete, I was blown away. He sings the POTRO song in both English and Spanish. His songwriting is modern-day poetry that resonates with these times.”
This event will occur on February 11th at 1:00 PM at the Sony Hall at 235 West 46th St. NYC.
About Daniel Jude
Daniel Jüde is an American rock singer/songwriter/producer from Florida. He is a former professional model in NYC where he worked with brands like Rag & Bone, Louis Vuitton, and more. After a few years of writing music and exploring, Daniel decided to pursue a career in music. Now based on the Space Coast of Florida, Daniel Jüde has been featured at multiple music festivals around Florida, performed for The University of Miami, featured on local news channels, has music on the radio around North America/Europe, music featured on Forbes.com, and partnered with a local luxury hotel to film a music video on The Landing Rooftop for his single “Better Think Twice”.
Founded in 1943, New York Fashion Week is a semi-annual series of events, occurring during September and February of each year. Fashion collections are shown off to buyers, the press, and the public. It is one of the four biggest fashion events in the world.
Bombazo Wear, Bomba Caribbean Skirts, and Under One Roof Productions are introducing the Bomba Exhibit and Fashion Show: Resistencia y Libertá. The show presents a unique experience representing Bomba’s evolution and its historical journey dating back to the 17th century. This event is a great opportunity to join us in highlighting the Bomba movement including its traditions, culture, and trends during Black History Month. The inaugural exhibit and fashion event will be presented at El Centro Cultural Carmen Solá de Pereira; Ponce’s main cultural center, founded in 1963 on February 3rd, 2022, at 6:00 PM.
Milteri Tucker Concepción, one of the leaders in Bomba, is highly regarded as a choreographer, cultural warrior, fashion designer, and author. She is joining forces with the renowned Creative Director, Javier Pedroza, to put together this event and give the opportunity to represent Puerto Rican culture through the language of fashion. As Pedroza said, “In a political climate where Latin (x,a,o,e) communities are dealing with challenges, it is our commitment to educate the world around us to create unity.”
The multi-talented host, producer, creative and visual director, founder of his own production company Under One Roof Productions, celebrity stylist, philanthropist, and Latinx Editor-at-Large for 360 Magazine, Javier Pedroza, is collaborating with Bomba Wear, handmade and tailored skirts for Afro Caribbean and Latin cultural dance. This event promises to be a unique experience of submerging into Puerto Rican culture and tradition.
A pioneer in the international unity between fashion and sustainability, Jesscia Minh Anh, elevates the new LNG-powered cruise ship, Costa Toscana, into a fully immersive ocean catwalk in Portofino, Italy. The J Spring Fashion Show 2022 will take place amongst the Italian Riviera, articulating the significance of Fashion x Sustainability in the world. The announcement of Jessica’s inimitable fashion show will not only alter the world of fashion and design, but the travel industry as well.
Catch a sneak peek of the out-of-this-world catwalk HERE.
Jessica’s catwalks always serve a deeper purpose than just marketing a new collection; the shows serve as advocation for global transformation. Each production is cleverly debuted at iconic international venues. Every runway has an underlying cause in support, like her J Summer Fashion Show, One World Trade Center. The event signified the newfound power and strength of America that was symbolized in the construction of the One World Trade Center. The event was held at the center 6 months before it formally opened.
The J Spring Fashion Show 2022 serves as Jessica’s return to the catwalk after her last show, “Runway on the Runway,” that occurred preceding the onset of the pandemic. The show took place at JFK International Airport in New York City, where inspiration came from Jessica’s mission to durability in the global supply chain.
Watch the newly released Official Campaign Video featuring high fashion on the world’s newest Liquefied Natural Gas cruise ship in Italy HERE.
“This particular moment in history provides an opportunity for a sustainable “restart” of our society. Costa Toscana aligns perfectly with my mission of highlighting sustainability in a visually attractive way. It represents a breakthrough in the travel industry”, said Jessica.
NYFW Style Contest Win $500 To Shop On Fifth Ave with ShopShops
ShopShops, the interactive global livestream shopping platform, announces its partnership with the Fifth Avenue Association to introduce the first-ever New York Fashion Week Livestream Studio, with real-time fashion show broadcasting, a 360° GlamCam on iconic Fifth Avenue (outside), and interactive Style Contest. The global live streaming initiative will take place September 9 – 12, at NYFW on Fifth, located at 608 Fifth Avenue.
The ShopShops Style Contest will give Livestream Pop Up participants the opportunity to win a $500 shopping spree on Fifth Avenue. ShopShops Livestream 360° GlamCam is a portable photo booth that will be stationed outside NYFW x Fifth. Taking its inspiration from ShopShops interactive model and global street chic, the 360° GlamCam will capture fashion moments with social media influencers, style arbiters, and shoppers on the Avenue. Content will be shared on the ShopShops app and social channels: @shopshops_official and #shopnyfw.
Videos will be uploaded to the ShopShops app, and the fashion looks will be voted on by its international community with four winners announced on September 15th.
Founder and CEO of ShopShops, Liyia Wu, adds, “We are thrilled to debut with NYFW on Fifth — the avenue is the ultimate shopping destination. By introducing advanced livestream technology, we are offering an inclusive way for influencers and consumers to experience New York Fashion Week.” She continues, “Our exciting initiative includes a branded NYFW on Fifth digital takeover, livestream shopping events and Livestream Pop Up 360° GlamCam.
ABOUT FIFTH AVENUE ASSOCIATION The Fifth Avenue Association (FAA) is the Business Improvement District which works to ensure Fifth Avenue remains the most iconic street in the world, and the #1 destination in New York. Since 1907, it has been a leader in matters of policy, commerce and urbanism in the City. Today it is dedicated to promoting flagship retail, five-star hotels, gourmet restaurants, and renowned cultural institutions and landmark attractions in the heart of Midtown, between 46th and 61st Street.
ABOUT SHOPSHOPS ShopShops is a global shopping app that mimics the fun of in-person shopping through the magic of livestream video. By enabling dynamic host sellers to grow a following based on their ability to curate and sell products they make or love, ShopShops is creating an exciting way for shoppers to browse and get inspired by interesting products and deals across fashion, beauty, food and home. ShopShops hosts – in 30 countries around the world – have hosted shows with more than 750 partners, including brands Marni, Theory, Zac Posen, Everlane, Jimmy Choo and Rag and Bone. ShopShops’ hosts bring shoppers to iconic stores, sample sales, shopping markets and more through interactive livestream events.
On Thursday, September 2nd, 360 Magazine attended the Ellaè Lisquè’s fashion show in Los Angeles for the debut of their “Birthday Collection.” Designer Maxie J. chose a desert inspired theme for the models to walk through wearing her latest designs. The melanated event was filled with stars such as Christian Combs, Sevyn Streeter (who performed), Chris Brown, Slick Woods, Amber Riley, Clermont Twins (who opened the show), and many more to celebrate the Black designer and her latest collection.
While many fashion enthusiasts continue to have conversations about inclusion in the fashion industry, the Los Angeles native took matters into her own hands and built a table of her own. With uncompromising ambition & talent, Maxie J. first gave birth to her love child Ellaè Lisquè in 2014-a line intentionally created to make women feel sexy, bossy and sophisticated.
The fashion show took place at LA’s premier nightclub, Exchange LA, with decor by Wright Productions. 360 degree cameras were setup around the event for guests to shoot interactive videos in their outfits and share to their social media platforms. The “Birthday Collection” was elegant and chic for women of all sizes and ethnicities.