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Esther Perbandt, former contestant of Making the Cut, launches podcast via 360 MAGAZINE.

Esther Perbandt

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Esther Perbandt has to be one of the most dynamic fashionistas of the modern day. Dressed in all black like the omen, she breathes fire into anyone in her line of sight. In fact, It’s one of the reasons why we all fell in love with her on Making The Cut. Recently, we literally bumped into her during a recent trip to Berlin. She’s an impressionable soul who breathes new life into someone who has been depleted by the daily grind or trauma. She moves like water, taking on the shape of whatever space she fills. “I would never have applied to the show because it’s really commercial,” Esther says of how she got on Making The Cut, “I was known in Berlin for being the arty Esther doing big fashion shows and theater. The word commercial was a no-go for me.” “When I read it (the invitation), I was like no way, not me,” luckily she didn’t answer right away, “but then I said: ‘Esther If you think twice, this is exactly what you need. Finally, the international attention.’ I was working my ass off at the time but it wasn’t really working.” The Queen of Black may not have won her Amazon Prime contest for a million dollars, but she’s certainly gained a million fans across the globe. Her supportive nature, loyalty, and tenacity have led to numerous collaborations, including the first-ever jewelry capsule with Adidas.

She admits that she isn’t as sustainable as she had hoped to be as a designer, but at least she is aware of her shortcomings. She does, however, state that she will drive two hours for locally sourced materials such as zippers made in Germany. “I have the goal to become sustainable or maybe 100% sustainable in ten years,” Esther states, “the vision of my brand in ten years is very digital, so I’m playing a lot with digital fashion…and also using it as a tool to become more sustainable.”

You’d have to be a fool to believe that this unpolished, meticulously engineered black diamond won’t have her moment to shine. Someone who has struggled on her path to success will eventually prosper. “People love to invite me to speak because I’m very honest,” Esther admits, “I talk about how bad it was sometimes that I was sleeping on the floor because I had to rent my apartment to get some money in, or how I had to take out large bank loans that I was almost unable to repay. But this is the life of a designer, and it was a decision. And it was also a decision not to have a family because I knew this job would be 24/7, and I wanted it and still want it.” Her passion for fashion, and meticulous attention to detail, combined with her monochromatic ensembles accented with gold accessories, will keep her on top. It is the reason why we celebrate her. Why we adore her. And how she takes on tasks at the drop of a hat – two collections per year, countless magazine covers, and speaking engagements in addition to Vogue editorials. Esther also held a solo exhibition of her artworks last year. “All of them were inspired by my collection. I used the same techniques and the same materials, but just created some 3D sculptures which you can put on the wall,” She explains. “I can’t focus solely on fashion for 365 days a year; I need some distractions,” Esther confesses. “So this art is part of it, and I’m hoping that this distraction will get me back into fashion, which is exactly what happened.” With so much talent at her disposal, she will stand the test of time, strangling fast fashion with her bare hands, just like her Avant trademarks. Her heart and keen ability to visually tell a story is what will propel her career forward.

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Article: Jess Chen, Vaughn Lowery

The Giving Movement by Arab Fashion week via 360 MAGAZINE

ARAB FASHION WEEK SS23

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SIXTH DAY OF ARAB FASHION WEEK WOMEN’S READY-TO-WEAR SPRING SUMMER 2023

  • The last day of Arab Fashion Week Women’s kicks off with messages of Peace and Unity.
  • Sustainability and ethical fashion continue to take center stage on the catwalk of Dubai Design District.
  • Arab Fashion Week closes with record numbers and a palpable boost to the local economy.

Emergency Room
“We need humanity, more than cleverness… life will be violent, and all will be lost” read the screen at Emergency Room’s “Borderline” show. With a name that stems from the belief that the world needs to drastically change its wasteful ways, the Beirut-based sustainable, and ethically focused brand portrayed a united world where flags are obsolete. On the runway, a series of white pieces, hand printed with various visa stamps represented the different countries designer Eric Mathieu Ritter and his team have visited. Elsewhere, the collection focused on pairing up-cycled denim with white cotton and mish-mashing sports jerseys, knitted sports scarves, and polyester flags, to usher in the upcoming World Cup.

Emergency Room by Eric Mathieu Ritter via 360 MAGAZINE
Emergency Room by Eric Mathieu Ritter via 360 MAGAZINE
Emergency Room by Eric Mathieu Ritter via 360 MAGAZINE
Emergency Room by Eric Mathieu Ritter via 360 MAGAZINE

Zardouz
Iranian designer Mohammad Amin Pour Eskandarian’s everyday couture boutique in downtown Tehran visually conveys the everyday impact the Middle East’s crisis has on everyday life. Here at Arab Fashion Week, a series of genderless designs were indicative of a world in transition. Velvety, floor-sweeping dresses fashioned with hoods and fanciful layers were crafted to facilitate a wide range of movement and activities. On an emotional note, the brand said that its embroidered sewing technique infuses each item with a tree-trunk feel, inspiring viewers here to contemplate the world beyond the fashion industry.

Zardouz by Mohammad Amin Pour Eskandarian via 360 MAGAZINE
Zardouz by Mohammad Amin Pour Eskandarian via 360 MAGAZINE

Born in Exile
Since leaving Libya in 2014 upon the outbreak of civil war, Libyan designer Ibrahim Sheban has used his designs to remind the world of the undiscovered beauty of Libya, his eternal muse. “His latest “Never Love Me Again” collection is composed of irreverent designs, leather jackets, trench coats and an updated kandora demonstrating how society is rapidly evolving. A mosaic tile print emblazoned onto a mini skirt and jacket ensemble, a fanciful sun dress, and a tracksuit conjured the architectural treasures of Libya.

Born In Exile by Ibrahim Sheban via 360 MAGAZINE
Born In Exile by Ibrahim Sheban via 360 MAGAZINE
Born In Exile by Ibrahim Sheban via 360 MAGAZINE
Born In Exile by Ibrahim Sheban via 360 MAGAZINE

Louzan
Silk abaya-inspired ensembles awash in a palette of Arabian sunset-to-sunrise colors sashayed down the runway to the tune of a heritage soundtrack. After six days of international shows and new perspectives, it was a refreshing reminder of the region’s origins and the creative mystique that emanates from the Arabian Peninsula. This time, the simplicity of the abaya came to the fore, consciously enhanced with sartorial elements like trench collars, fringe details and innovative textiles and prints like polka dot and architectural tile motifs.

Louzan by AFW via 360 MAGAZINE
Louzan by AFW via 360 MAGAZINE

Slimi Studio
Unapologetically fierce, Slimi Studio churned out a collection of spandex designs bright enough to light up the night sky. Laser-cut bodysuits, miniskirts and leotards were paired with oversized puffer jackets. Amped up with gathered sleeves and asymmetrical cuts, the collection embraced couture heritage with eye-catching feather detail and romantic drapery.

Slimi Studio via 360 MAGAZINE
Slimi Studio via 360 MAGAZINE

Death by Dolls
London-born, LA-educated Sara Al-Saud’s Death by Dolls runway injected the last day of shows with a Hollywood club vibe. The brand that has dressed megastars like Britney Spears and Beyonce returned to Arab Fashion Week with rule-breaking designs like barely-there bandeau tops and lingerie-inspired ensembles. A child of the punk 80s, Al-Saud continues to stand by her vibrant, bright colors, anything shiny and sparkly, intense textures, even among her more modest looks involving denim jackets and her hijabs.

Death by Dolls by Sara Al-Saud via 360 MAGAZINE
Death by Dolls by Sara Al-Saud via 360 MAGAZINE

The Giving Movement
An urban palette of grey, black, and white set the tone for the last show on the Arab Fashion Week roster. The Giving Moment, the Dubai- LA- KSA brand pioneering ethically made, sustainable athleisure and streetwear, unleashed a collection mirroring the faces and figures walking the Dubai streets today. Hijabs, silky pajamas, utilitarian track pants, tees crisscrossed with hiking straps, and models clad in workout gear closed the curtain on one of the most dynamic fashion weeks.

The Giving Movement by Dubai- LA- KSA via 360 MAGAZINE
The Giving Movement by Dubai- LA- KSA via 360 MAGAZINE
The Giving Movement by Dubai- LA- KSA via 360 MAGAZINE
The Giving Movement by Dubai- LA- KSA via 360 MAGAZINE

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Dolce & Gabbana SS23

CIAO, KIM

Kim Kardashian is the ultimate muse. Her confidence, independence, sense of style and sensuality have served as inspiration to Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in creating this Collection and revisiting their 90s and 00s archives. It is these very same legendary pieces that have inspired Kim so often throughout her own life and career, making this moment a dream come true.

A journey steeped in new meanings through the Dolce&Gabbana archives, discovering the brand’s most authentic DNA: if it is true that fashion moves forward in search of ever-new expressions, when creativity is firmly rooted in its identity it knows how to transcend time and space. Thus, even when it is rethought, repurposed, reinterpreted through the eyes of the present and the consciousness of the past, it retains its most genuine nature while managing to speak to many different generations: everyone will see in it something different in which to recognize themselves.

A universal and inclusive language that gives voice to everyone’s desires and aspirations. Domenico, Stefano and Kim, with a leading role as the Collection’s curator, bring to life the dream of today’s woman, exalting feminine beauty in all its forms and expressions: a state of the soul, the attitude and courage that make every woman unique.

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VOGUE RECAP HERE.

Dolce&Gabbana Women's SS23 via 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Women’s SS23 via 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Women's SS23 via 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Women’s SS23 via 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Women's SS23 via 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Women’s SS23 via 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Women’s SS23 via 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Women's SS23 via 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Women’s SS23 via 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Women's SS23 via 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Women’s SS23 via 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Women's SS23 via 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Women’s SS23 via 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Women's SS23 via 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Women’s SS23 via 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Women's SS23 via 360 MAGAZINE.
Dolce&Gabbana Women’s SS23 via 360 MAGAZINE.
Arab Fashion by Arab Fashion Council Press via 360 Magazine

Arab Fashion Week Returns

Arab Fashion Week Returns to Dubai Design District with an International Line-up of Women’s Shows and a Pioneering Collaboration

  • Barbie will take center stage through global collaboration with Lebanese designer Jean Louis Sabaji
  • For the first time, Arab Fashion Week will host over 35 designers from the MENA region, as well as Europe, Asia, and the Americas, within the d3 space and on its B2B platform
  • Eco-conscious brand The Giving Movement will debut its new clothing line FiftyMade
  • Sustainability and fashion tech will be paramount on the runway

Michael Cinco, Arab Fashion Week

In a strategic partnership, the Arab Fashion Council and Dubai Design District (d3) are delighted to announce the return of Women’s Arab Fashion Week with Couture FW 22/23 and Spring Summer 2023 Ready-To-Wear shows taking place at d3 from October10-15, 2022.

Staged within the city’s design and fashion pulse, the creative world – and more than 35 designers – will unite in Dubai at d3. Supported by TECOM Group PJSC’s creative platform, the six-day calendar will be packed with runway shows, an international collaboration, roundtable talks, and activations.

As the global fashion industry continues to emerge from the pandemic, Arab Fashion Week will welcome regional and international editors, buyers, industry leaders, and global celebrities, to view a curated selection of fashion-forward designers from the MENA region, Europe, the Americas and Asia.  A roster of new designers and returning ones are expected to be on the season’s dynamic calendar and La Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, the French body responsible for coordinating Paris Fashion Week, will once again present Paris-based label Weinsanto.  It will be the fifth occasion in which Weinsanto participates at Arab Fashion Week, highlighting the ever-growing relevance of Dubai to global brands.

The Giving Movement

An occasion of firsts, UAE-based brand, The Giving Movement will debut its new range of clothing named FiftyMade on the catwalk, while Atelier Forger will take centre stage as the first Syrian label to showcase at Arab Fashion Week.

Emerging and established designers from as far afield as Mexico, Nicaragua, Thailand, Malaysia and Ukraine will also be participating in Arab Fashion Week for the first time – and these are in addition to names from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Turkey, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, France, the UK, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Paraguay, and Belarus.  Some 23 countries will be represented in total.    

Furthermore, Arab Fashion Week will kick off with a special event commemorating Barbie, the 2021 recipient of the Fashion Icon Award. The Arab Fashion Council forged a one-of-a-kind collaboration with the world’s most diverse doll, tapping Lebanese couturier Jean-Louis Sabaji as the first Arab designer ever to work with the global icon, following similar partnerships with Balmain and Moschino. The historic capsule will be unveiled on October 10 at d3.

Jean Louis Sabaji

To usher in the season of physical presentations, the runway shows will be broadcasted on live screens positioned around the d3 space. The public will also be invited to view the live shows via the Arab Fashion Week and Arab fashion Council social media platforms.

Khadija Al Bastaki, Vice President of Dubai Design District (d3), said: “We are proud, with our strategic partner the Arab Fashion Council, to announce the line-up for this autumn’s Arab Fashion Week, which will be by far, the largest edition to date with more than 35 designers set to hit the runway over the six-day event – from all corners of the world. We look forward to welcoming the creative community to d3 to engage, connect and be inspired, and to see many emerging and established talents hit our runway for the first time, as well as to partake in workshops, panels and wider activations. It is very much our mission at Dubai Design District to elevate the creative ecosystem here in Dubai and the wider region with opportunities to showcase, tap into new stakeholders and audiences, and – most importantly – rethink the regular. Arab Fashion Week continues to be at the very heart of our regional fashion industry while also taking the global narrative on all that is happening here in our region to new heights, further growing Dubai’s reputation as a global fashion hub.  We look forward to welcoming all fashion lovers and enthusiasts.”

Khadija Al Bastaki, Vice President of Dubai Design District (d3)

Mohammed Aqra, Chief Strategy Officer of the Arab Fashion Council, says: “The Arab Fashion Council is focused on its ardent mission to build strategies and bridge the divide between international companies and regional ones – structured in a way that supports the Council’s mission dedicated to fostering and supporting the global trajectories of our local talent and businesses that represent our creative heartlands. We are very excited about having pioneered a global collaboration between Barbie and Lebanese couturier Jean-Louis Sabaji, the first Arab in history to work with the global icon. We also celebrate Arab Fashion Week’s success as the region’s #1 creative platform, propelling its designers onto a global stage and before international brands, buyers, and worldwide media. Together with d3, we continue to champion Dubai’s role as the region’s fashion capital.”

Mohammed Aqra, Chief Strategy Officer, Arab Fashion Council

Serge Carreira, Head of Emerging Brands Initiative, La Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, said: “We are pleased to continue to strengthen on the long-run the collaboration with the Arab Fashion Council. Some of our most promising talents could build strong and consistent relationships and explore the market in the region season after season. This contributes undoubtedly to pave the way for a global success.”

The Arab Fashion Council is also pleased to announce the participation of its international corporate sponsors: Meta, Microsoft, Windows, Electra, Schwarzkopf professional, KIKO Milano, Waldorf Astoria DIFC, Launchmetrics, Ferronato Switzerland, and Quintessentially.

Serge Carreira, Head of Emerging Brands Initiative, Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode

For more info on Women’s Arab Fashion Week, visit:
www.arabfashionweek.org
www.instagram.com/arabfashionweek/

Dolores Cortés by Dolores Cortés via 360 Magazine

MBFWMADRID × Dolores Cortés

Dolores Cortés is the successor of a family tradition of more than seventy years in the manufacture and design of women’s swimwear, dating back to a time before the existence of current elastic fabrics.

Picking up this tradition, Dolores Font Cortés, began in the 80s to design swimwear collections. She produces her models in her own workshop, adopting the name Dolores Cortés as the signature of her designs, in homage to her mother. This experimental vision is evident in the firm’s swimsuits, whose origins date back to the 1950s, when the designer’s mother, Dolores Cortés, designed and created these pieces by hand.

Thus begins a new stage for the designer, with the aim of assimilating fashion thinking to the technical requirements of the product, creating and designing innovative collections in which the swimsuit is a trend product.

In this new collection presented in pavilion 14 of Ifema within the framework of Madrid Fashion Week, the juxtaposition of graphics and abstract motifs stands out. The designer has presented this new swimwear collection with prints conceived as pictorial fabrics or textile paintings in their most luminous version, as opposed to the mixtures between black and white and the play of shades of warm and cold tones, establishing a rich and varied colorimetry.

The term swim couture is present in the crochet details that adorn many pieces, which achieve a renewed aesthetic. In addition, the accessories (large bracelets and earrings) designed in resin, are colorful and complete the swimwear look, impregnated with a boho aesthetic through the printed scarves that adorn the hair of the models. To see the collection line, click HERE.

Today, Dolores Cortés’s designs are present in the national and international market through warehouses and her own stores. In 2017, the company Dolores Font Cortés S.A was awarded the National Award for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Fashion Industry, given by Queen Letizia of Spain.

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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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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.

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Balenciaga in Haute Couture week for use by 360 Magazine

THE STARS OF BALENCIAGA

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 ChanelGiorgio Armani, or Christian Dior. Although without hesitation, Balenciaga has overseen shaking up the ‘fashion’ universe at fashion week in Paris.

Article: Andrea Esteban

Men’s Arab Fashion Week

Dubai Design District (d3), in strategic partnership with the Arab Fashion Council, will cut the ribbon on Men’s Arab Fashion Week Ready-To-Wear SS23 on June 28th evening. Staged within the city’s design and fashion pulse, a total of 12 designers will unveil their season’s best between June 28-30 (7-10 pm).

The event will present a curated roster of fashion-forward designers from the Middle East, as well as key industry capitals. Among them, Maison Du Mec (Lebanon), Tagueule (Lebanon), Emergency Room (Lebanon), Michael Cinco (UAE), Amato (UAE), Heyun Pan (UK), Rian Fernandez (The Philippines), KA-1 (UAE) and Anomalous (UAE).

In addition, and a notable first for Men’s Arab Fashion Week, will be three special guest designers presented by The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la ModeLazoschmidl, Arturo Obegero and Valette Studio. The three dynamic Paris-based brands have been carefully selected by the chamber to represent France’s menswear sector and are set to showcase designs that embody a fresh sense of individuality of spirit, matched with high-end European craftsmanship and innovative textiles. 

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.”

Every year, the Arab Fashion Council, in collaboration with the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, hosts an exclusive showroom and presentation on the official Paris Fashion Week calendar aimed at providing a global platform to regional designers with a view to connect talent with international media and buyers.

The calendar for Men’s Arab Fashion week can be found here: www.arabfashionweek.org

Aquafina Vietnam International Fashion Week 2022 runway image via Aquafina Vietnam International Fashion Week for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Aquafina Vietnam International Fashion Week

Aquafina Vietnam International Fashion Week just completed their successful series of runway shows, highlighting 18 top-tier Vietnamese, Italian and Australian fashion designers at the Military Zone 7 Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City.

Showcasing to an audience of 750 per seating of Vietnam’s leading celebrities, influencers and high-profile fashion personalities, the event spanned over 4 nights, from Thursday, March 26th to Sunday, March 29th.  Its focus was the central theme #ReFashion, pertaining to the adoption and development of sustainable fashion in Vietnam, post pandemic.

Madame Trang Le, President of the Council of ASEAN Fashion Designers (CAFD), and President of Aquafina Vietnam International Fashion Week adds:

“The Covid-19 pandemic has made a dramatic impact on all our lives, and of course there have been significant changes within our fashion community because of it. Having finally emerged from what felt like seemingly endless lockdowns and stringent restrictions, I feel we should all try and shift our way of thinking (ReThinking), our way of doing (ReInventing) and our way of operating (ReGenerating). My hope is that our industry manifests a new and transformative commitment to the sustainable development of fashion (Sustainable Fashion), and this season’s event theme #ReFashion was implemented to relay this messaging to our Vietnamese fashion populace as our ‘new normal’.”

Wrapping its 13th season, Aquafina Vietnam International Fashion Week has been positioned as the premiere international fashion event in Vietnam. Its mission is to share the country’s leading fashion talent with a global audience and has earned the reputation as the principal international fashion week in the Southeast region, ranked 4th in Asia, behind Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai International Fashion Weeks.

The designer schedule was as follows:

THURSDAY:  Aquafina x designer Võ Công Khanh, Camicissima & Valenciani by Adrian Anh Tuấn.

FRIDAY: Tuyết Lê, Tracy Studio, I.H.F, Ivan Trần & Nguyễn Tiến Truyển.

SATURDAY:  Tiny Ink by Hoàng Quyên, 21Six, Lý Giám Tiền, PhuongLyly by Phương Hồ & Nguyễn Minh Công.

SUNDAY:  Hoàng Hải, Zimmermann, Happy Clothing by Thảo Nguyễn, Linh San Couture & Hoàng Minh Hà.

Aquafina Vietnam International Fashion Week 2022 runway image via Aquafina Vietnam International Fashion Week for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Aquafina Vietnam International Fashion Week 2022 runway image via Aquafina Vietnam International Fashion Week for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Aquafina Vietnam International Fashion Week 2022 runway image via Aquafina Vietnam International Fashion Week for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Photos courtesy of Aquafina Vietnam International Fashion Week