If given the opportunity to explore an empty museum, how would you fill the space? This is the question that inspired Christian Wijnants’ Fall/Winter 2021 collection as he was given unique access to the Antwerp Royal Museum of Fine Arts, a place that has been so dear to him. Over the past 10 years, the museum has been closed for renovations, only previewing its restored 19th century structure and newly constructed minimalist addition to Christian, inviting him to fill the grandiose rooms and hallways with his creations. A poetic moment for the designer who first visited the museum as a student on the brink of his career, beginning his to-become namesake’s brand connection to art. However, this time, as the museum sits empty, Christian relied on his memories and vision to fill the space and walls that once held the same Flemish Primitives and Baroque paintings that have inspired him today.
The silhouettes are exaggerated, full of volume, designed to physically fill the oversized rooms and elongated, just like the art that used to hang on the walls and doors that welcome you in. There is a down cape and complimenting puffed bags that wrap around you like a blanket providing the feeling of safety and warmth, cocoon coats designed to appear as though they are cut out of woolen blankets, and peasant shapes that draw from medieval underpinnings. Heavy wool fabric is draped into skirts and swept by fringe, like a curtain grazing the old wooden floors. The knitwear brings in a Bicolor Plissé dress and the ottoman stitch, utilized as stripes. A long-sleeve floor length dress is styled with a down scarf worn as a hat, materializing the old paintings that stood out in Christian’s memory
Floral patterns feel like an ancient tapestry, overdyed and overlarge. Stripes are inspired by the chevron wood floors throughout the museum, construed in various ways, from quite fine lines cutting diagonally on down jackets and lengthening dresses to magnified stripes seen as a two-tone knit. The colors are strategically chosen to reflect the feeling of exploring the various rooms, misty yet bright and historic, but refreshed. It consists of cooler hues such as antique pink, mint, fresh lime, and pistachio, paired with warmer tones such as emerald, bronze and rust.
The hair is imperfect and reminiscent of historic times, a young girl’s modernized adaptation of the medieval knots and curls she has only seen in paintings and make-up is tonal and blurred, imagined to be misconstrued as just the reflection of the green walls. The Fall/Winter 2021 collection comes to life in the collection film, allowing you to explore Christian’s vision, hear the echo of footsteps wandering the space and escape to a feeling of serenity that being in an empty museum provides.
Makeup: Inge Grognard
Hair: Ed Moeland
Photography: Lennert Madou
Backstage Photography: Klaartje Lambrechts
Video: Erik Peiren
Music: Senjan Jansen
Models: Britt Ensink
Laura Meier Hagestad
Sponsor: L’Oréal Paris
About Christian Wijnants
Christian Wijnants is a Belgian fashion designer praised for its vibrant colors, artisanal knitwear and rich graphics.
Christian Wijnants graduated in 2000 from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts. His graduation collection won the Dries Van Noten Award and was awarded the Grand Prix at the prestigious Festival Hyères.
After working for Dries Van Noten and Angelo Tarlazzi, Christian launched his own eponymous label in 2003. His feminine, poetic collections are available in luxury department stores and boutiques around the world. Over the years, Christian Wijnants has been recognized with many prestigious awards, such as the Swiss Textiles Award (2005), the ANDAM Fashion Award (2006) and the International Woolmark Prize (2013).
In 2015, Christian opened his first flagship store in Antwerp: a unique place that celebrates the designer’s love of nature, art, and architecture. Four years later in 2019, he successfully debuted his first menswear collection.
On November 6th, 2020 the new brand, XIVI, launches their first Menswear collection. This is a small group of LIMITED EDITION pieces. Each style will sell a limited number of pieces, ranging from 20-30 pieces per color and size.
Shop this limited, luxury loungewear collection while it’s hot!
To kick off the company’s launch, everything is set to sell at pre-sale and will begin shipments on 11/30. XIVI offers the softest product line including t-shirts, sweat suits and bandanas. You won’t want to miss this pre-sale! Following the launch the company is already set up to drop a second line in March of more LIMITED EDITION styles that are spring forward but also pair well with the previous collection.
XIVI’s mission is to give Menswear the comfort it deserves. Up your comfort level and shop XIVI now.
ABOUT THE BRANDS VISION:
XIVI is dreamed, designed and made in California. I t is a goal to be locally created from start to finish. This includes everything from design to production including where the fabric is made. Along with where XIVI is created, they have plans and partners to help focus on sustainability and do their part in cleaning up the fashion industry. The whole first collection uses fabric made out of the leaves of eucalyptus, creating an extremely soft fabric. To learn more about the company’s Sustainability Program and fabrics used, click here. In addition to sustainability, XIVI plans to help close the full circle by recycling your used clothes. They set up an easy to follow, step by step guide to sending your clothes back to the company where they will then be sent to programs like Good360 and Career Gear to help young men in need of clothes. In addition they offer their customers an incentive where you can receive anywhere from $5-$50 towards new product(s) determined by the amount of product(s) sent and the quality of them. To learn more about the company’s Recycling Program, click here. Another way XIVI is sustainable, is by partnering with Noissue for the company’s packaging and gift wrapping. This includes the mailers, tissue paper, stickers, thank you cards and so much more to come. All of these products made with Noissue are 100% recyclable and compostable and a big benefit of partnering with them is that for every order purchased, a tree will be planted.
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ABOUT THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR:
The young designer Taylor Rose, designs this first collection with a close attention to detail, quality, and luxury. Taylor tells us, “As a young designer my dreams have always been to design Menswear, start my own brand and own my own business. Until COVID-19 happened, I was the assistant designer at Vince with the lack of time outside of work; starting my own brand just wasn’t possible yet. Sheltering in place gave me the time I needed to start my new journey. I took this time as something you are not given in life and can be extremely rare. With the lack of work and extended periods of free time I was able to create XIVI, design my first mini collection and so much more behind the scenes work.”
“No one is going to hand me success. I must go out and get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself.” – Lewis Howes
Due to the state of the economy and the mindset of people today, comfort is a key factor to how people are dressing for their new daily lifestyle. XIVI is giving men the option to still look nice while lounging at home, during a zoom meeting and other social situations that may arise. COVID-19 changed the way people dress, interact and live every day. We plan to adapt to a new world of clothing with today’s comfort in mind.
“I really hope that we won’t see anyone left behind because of Covid-19. I do think times of hardship can generate amazing bursts of creativity.” - Damien Paul
(Head of menswear at Matches Fashion)
Ball and Buck, the leaders in sporting lifestyle and outdoor menswear, launched the bespoke Ball and Buck CJ-8 Jeep Scrambler. Vintage jeeps from the 1980s, sourced from around the country, are modernized with custom finishes and mechanics for a one-of-a-kind ride.
The CJ-8 Scrambler, introduced in 1981 and only manufactured for 5 years, was popular for its retro stripe and small pick-up style box that was perfect for driving in the streets or for off road adventures. Fans ranged from Ronald Reagan to Steve Mcqueen and Clint Eastwood. The Ball and Buck CJ-8 is engineered by Kyle Smith of Bird Buggy using the highest quality materials for a luxury utility experience. The Ball and Buck CJ-8 takes 3-6 months from order to completion. Price ranges from $65,000 – $95,000
Ball and Buck, the brand for sporting gentlemen, created a canoe inspired by two generations of rowers. With Ball and Buck’s Signature Canvas covered seats and pinstripe detailing, it is designed for style as well as stability, ease of paddling and comfort. It handles equally well solo or tandem and is an accessory anyone with a love of outdoors can enjoy, whether fishing, running non-technical rivers, or just paddling around. Randy Pew from Merrimack designed this canoe for stability, ease of paddling and comfort. It handles equally well solo or tandem and is an excellent choice for the discriminating paddler. Whether fishing, running non-technical rivers, or just paddling around, this is the perfect canoe for any adventure.
Designed to last for generations, this kettle is guaranteed to let you make the most of your outdoor space. Ball and Buck partnered with Sea Island Forge to design the best kettle that is straight fire. The grill top is custom tailored to your Fire Kettle. The cooking surface is made of expanded metal (stainless) and clips onto the kettle lip with two screw-tight anchor points. The grill top is then controlled with Sea Island Forge’s patent pending ratchet system. Perfect for grillin’ up some of your favorite meats and veggies while sitting back with a beer or bourbon.
Mark Bollman, founder of Ball and Buck, was looking to purchase a mask for himself in March, and couldn’t find one anywhere. He decided to make them, realizing if he was in this situation, other Americans around the country were as well. As Coronavirus ravaged the United States, the CDC advised the public to wear nonmedical fabric face masks because the use could help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Ball and Buck launched the Original Camo Face mask first and just introduced new colorways. For every mask sold, he is donating a mask to a hospital in need.
A passion to create what will impact tomorrow. Creative Director/Founder Sean McDonagh debuts his perspective with the proclamation of the new American menswear line, Willem. The FW 2019 collection, “Pavement Preacher,” uniquely combines the New Yorker aesthetic and cowboy-esque silhouettes derived from Clint Eastwood‘s Pale Rider. Willem is rich in emotion. Each Willem season will be seen through the lens of a significant cultural person, place and/or event.
“We’ve all gone out, is today the day I put on the jacket? Are people looking at the jacket?” – Sean McDonagh
Inspired by NYC’s Lower East Side “outlaw artist” Dash Snow as well as the 1850’s California gold rush era. The capsule made up of modernized vintage garments made to reflect today’s city uniform. To artfully create, Willem partners with renowned mills such as Loro Piana and Lamonta from Italy; Toko Shoji from Japan and Cone Denim from the United States. Materials meticulously chosen based on a New York City urban palette: charcoal greys, midnight navy’s, rich camels and deep indigos. A pallet flexible from day-to-night with a range of outerwear, shirting, and knitwear. Easily layered and mixed with untraditional styling for fashion forward appeal and interchangeable from work to a night on the town.
“Style is a mindset.” – Sean McDonagh
360 previewed the gender fluid collection: posh overcoats and varsity jackets; a tactical vest; button-up shirts; sweatshirts; tees; chinos; jeans and a limited-edition cowboy chap (an absolute show stopper).
This holiday season visit their pop-up shop for a month long residency located in NYC SoHo at 426 West Broadway.
Charles Tyrwhitt Introduces New 2019 Business Casual Summer Collection
Premium Cotton, Linen and Eco-Friendly Lyocell Products Make it Easy for Men to Dress Well
Charles Tyrwhitt, a British menswear brand, today unveiled its 2019 Summer Collection with new business casual wardrobe essentials. Offering a range of products including shirts, suits, jackets, blazers, pants, shoes and accessories, Charles Tyrwhitt produces premium and affordable menswear with a touch of British style.
Now available in US retail stores and on CTShirts.com, Charles Tyrwhitt’s 2019 Summer Collection provides light and comfortable options that are both practical for warm weather and up to date with the latest in business style trends. The collection’s three core fabrics – Tyrwhitt Cool Cotton, wrinkle-resistant Linen, and eco-friendly Lyocell – provide comfort and flexibility in summer weather and feature a variety of products, including button-down shirts, jackets, pants and polos.
“Over the last 12 months, we’ve seen a steady increase in men embracing modern business casual as more organizations relax the traditional dress code, so this became a key focus for our 2019 Summer Collection,” said Spencer Riley, Head of Product Design for Charles Tyrwhitt. “Whether it’s the ‘Made in the Sun’ Italian Linen jacket, the breathable Tyrwhitt Cool shirts or the Lyocell performance pants, this collection is equally at home in the boardroom and at a rooftop bar, making it easy for men to dress well and keep cool.”
Tyrwhitt Cool shirts are made with new, innovative 100% cotton fabric specifically treated to wick away moisture for a cool, dry and comfortable feeling:
Soft-Washed Non-Iron Tyrwhitt Cool Shirt – This quick drying, lightweight and soft-to-the-touch shirt has Charles Tyrwhitt’s signature non-iron finish. In 100% cotton poplin fabric, the shirt is smooth and exceptionally breathable. Soft-washed for a relaxed, casual feel, it is available in both long and short sleeves. ($69.00)
Aircool Polo Shirt – A classic polo shirt with fabric-finishing technology to draw away moisture, it is knitted to a clean jacquard texture weave with natural stretch. Charles Tyrwhitt offers three vibrant summer colors with an updated collar for a clean aesthetic. ($55.00)
Charles Tyrwhitt linen products are soft and lightweight, while also allowing air flow to the body:
Italian Linen Jacket – This jacket is made from 100% linen, woven in Italy at solar-energy powered mill Nova Fields and tailored to a soft construction. Designed to look sharp with a relaxed fit, it is lightweight and breathable with its natural shoulder line and canvas. Available in Charles Tyrwhitt slim fit, the jacket comes in mid blue and olive. ($399.00)
Easy-Care Linen Pants – These pants have the cool, breezy benefits of linen with the added convenience of Charles Tyrwhitt’s easy-care finish – they are durable, easy to iron and have enhanced wrinkle recovery to maintain a clean and crease-free look. With a slim fit leg and pre-washed fabric for a soft feel and added comfort, these pants are permeable and highly absorbent, which allows moisture to evaporate quickly, providing a cool, airy feel. ($89.00)
The Business Casual Non-Iron Cotton Linen Shirt – Made from two of the most breathable fabrics – 76% cotton and 24% linen – these shirts are lightweight and woven specially to create natural stretch for perfect fit, comfort and movement. With a linen feel, the non-iron finish prevents wrinkles and is ready to wear after washing and hanging for a hassle-free morning routine. Styled with no front pocket and a softer collar lining, it is available in slim and extra slim fit and comes in white, blue, blue stripe and red stripe.($69.00)
New to the Charles Tyrwhitt collection, Lyocell is an eco-friendly fiber produced from wood pulp harvested from sustainably managed forest.
Natural Performance Pants – Made from a blend of cotton, lyocell and elastane for stretch, comfort and temperature regulation, the Natural Performance Pants are a business causal must-have. These pants are soft, durable and cut to a slimmer, more tapered fit for a refined, contemporary shape. A curved stretch waistband provides added comfort and ease of movement during wear, making them our most comfortable pants to date. ($119.00)
Tencel Linen Casual Shirt – Perfect for the summer months, these shirts are crafted from 100% natural fibers for breathability and a soft feel. The combination of Tencel and linen creates a casual shirt with a marvelous drape for both a sophisticated appearance and comfort. It is made up of 53% Tencel and 47% linen, making it less prone to creasing than pure linen or a cotton-linen blend. ($69.00)
Charles Tyrwhitt’s 2019 Summer Collection, full of quality menswear items at affordable prices and a hint of British charm, is available today. Imagery can be found here.
About Charles Tyrwhitt
Charles Tyrwhitt (‘Tyrwhitt’ pronounced like spirit!) was founded in 1986 by Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler to make it easy for men to dress well. Today, Charles Tyrwhitt produces the finest menswear with timeless style and no compromise on quality. Based in England with a flagship store on the world-famous Jermyn street, Charles Tyrwhitt expanded to retail locations in America in 2002 and now has 13 retail stores including New York, Washington DC and Chicago. Best known for its wide variety of shirts, Charles Tyrwhitt offers a complete menswear range including suits, pants, blazers, jackets, sweaters, shoes and accessories.
The Lucky Onez have been able to establish and create unique and beautiful jackets for all individuals to keep warm in; plus show off at the same time. This amazing jacket is The Lucky Onez Orange Patterned jacket made out of Ankara printed fabric and manufactured in the country of Congo in Africa. Not only does this sensational orange color bring life to the jacket; but in addition the Ankara fabric from overseas is very durable, comfortable, and designed with great quality. Everyone can wear these high quality jackets outdoors, when you’re out with friends, and even to major events like parties. Make sure to shop for your own jacket online atwww.theluckyonez.com!!!
The Lucky Onez will always strive to make sure you live well, look well, and feel well.
The Lucky Onez Red Dashiki Jackets are exclusively available on their website (www.theluckyonez.com).
The Lucky Onez is a fashion label and clothing line which represents positivity, a healthy lifestyle and having individuals being the best version of themselves. Whenever The Lucky Onez are partnered or working with other individuals or groups; we want everyone to live well, look well and feel well. Being in a great mood and having a high spirit is what we want for the world.
CAAFD,The Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers, brought some of the best rising and emerging designers from around the globe to the fashion capital of the world for a spectacularly received set of Spring/Summer 19 Collective Showcases.CAAFD, in collaboration with iFashion Network, presented this Collective Showcase at both the renowned Pier 59 venue as well as the world famous Industria venue on September 10th, 2018.
The Pier 59 collective showcase’s lineup proved a thunderous occasion with designers and brandsMOUTON BLANC,Zabetta Couture, AyniandThunyatorn, and the Industria collective showcase featured designers and brandsHelena Bajaj-Larsen, Yufash, Sania StudioandPatricia Wijaya, both of which mark yet another successful and couldn’t be missed continuation of CAAFD’s long running series of NYFW showcases. Those in attendance were thrilled with the offerings, including several well-known models such as Madeline Stuart and actors including Mario Van Peebles.
The Pier59 showcase came first and began with a performance by Myles C.O Gittens with a fusion violin performance that quickly got the attention of the audience before DesignerHakuyo Miya’sbrandMOUTON BLANC started the fashion portion of the show off with an unforgettable experience, courtesy of the Japanese designer’s second showcase on aCAAFDsponsored showcase.Miya’s collection for this follow-up appearance exhibited his trademark fantasy stylings mixed with an elegance that showcased both his Japanese heritage as well as his experiences in Paris. Colors on display were incredibly sophisticated, with bright whites and the occasional darker colors put to good use.
Following that cameZabetta Couturewith designerRuth Zabetta, who also made her second appearance at aCAAFDsponsored showcase.Zabetta Coutureshowcased the same drive and passion as the previous season’s showcase, and once again made her modern lines and cuts accentuate the feminine silhouettes of each model. This collection was decidedly summer inspired with bright greens and leaf designs on the pieces, with large hats adding to the looks.
Next came an intermission from traditional Korean musician gamin playing a piri, leading into designer duoAyni’sdebutCAAFDsponsored showcase.Ayni’s dedication to ancient traditions with modern sensibilities and environmentally sustainable practices left the audience in awe with the sheer beauty of their pieces. Featuring sheer materials and swimsuit inspired cuts,Ayni’s collection evoked the warmer months. The main colors utilized were reds, yellows and blues.
Finishing off this showcase was also a debut on aCAAFDsponsored showcase, this time for the Thai designerThunyatorn. Much like Ayni’s collection that showcased heritage and tradition,Thunyatornalso made genius use of her Thai heritage in her pieces, which brought something the majority of the audience had never experienced before.Thunyatornmade quite an impression with gold headpieces on each model, featuring animals in 3D designs, which perfectly complemented the dark colors and cuts of the dresses, which all meshed incredibly well with each other.
Later in the day came the Industria collective showcase, which kicked off with an impressive introduction performance by musician Yoav Shemmesh, featuring the musician on a keytar and launchpad device which provided the rhythm sections for his playing. Following the performance was the first designer for this showcase,Helena Bajaj-Larsen. Featuring striking colors that remained consistent with through each design. Each piece featured unique designs, with no one inspiration, there were bits and pieces from various different countries and regions represented.
Following that came Estonian born designerKadri Klampewith herYufashbrand. This collection featured extremely unique cuts and sheer materials, creating an entirely unique look.Yufashplayed with colors and designs throughout each piece, featuring almost glitch-like patterns.
Next came an intermission played by Yoav Shemmesh once again who played a custom CAAFD inspired piece which thrilled the audience goers, which led intoSania Studio and designerSania Maskatiyawith her Pakistani influences clear in her collection. The cuts in this collection remained modern, but the designs and colors were clearly inspired by Pakistan influences.
Finishing this showcase camePatricia Wijaya, a graduate of the Academy of Arts, who closed NYFW with a bang. This showcase left New York City awed with an extraordinarily unique collection featuring fantastical inspired cuts and eye catching headwear. This collection had an underlying dark color palette, with dark blue and golds represented heavily to great effect. The shoes for this collection were provided by Cava Prive and jewelry was done by Dale Beevers
Hakuyo Miyais a Japanese designer who has studied at the Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris. His work withMOUTON BLANCis known for its fantasy style elements, as he does a beautiful job combining real world with fairy tales.Miya’sfiery designs combine color, texture and culture into beautiful and elegant pieces, and has previously made an appearance onCAAFDsponsored showcases. His designs are known for the innovative lines and cuts as well as having an aspect of modernism throughout the collections.
DesignerRuth Zabettawas raised in both Spain and the Dominican Republic giving her a unique cultural background for her beautiful collection.Zabetta Coutureis known for modern lines and cuts showcased throughout the collections, and this year is no different. Her modern but feminine collection does an exquisite job of creating beautiful silhouettes consistently though all the pieces.Zabetta’scollection is created for the modern but feminine woman and inspired by years of culture and design.
Ayni’sname, which is derived from a Peruvian turn of phrase meaning “today for you, tomorrow for me,” gives a look into the design process for the design duo, composed of Danish Laerke, and Adriana from Peru. ThroughAyni, the duo make good on their name by making the brand focused on honoring ancient traditions, utilizing local materials and altering the production model to promote environmental sustainability. One ofAyni’smain goals is to combine ethics and aesthetics in a way that benefits the environment, but still remaining fashionable by using high quality elements such as luxurious baby alpaca fur and Pima cotton.
Thunyatornis the brainchild ofThunyatorn Ng, a designer originally hailing from Thailand. Starting in bridal makeup and hairstyling in 2009 when she moved to New York City, she later became the first Thai fashion designer to present during New York Fashion Week. After noticing a demand for traditional authentic Thai styled clothing,Thunyatorntook things into her own hands and spent years researching Thai styles and influences, which she has incorporated into her collections. Through her work,Thunyatornseeks to popularize authentic Thai clothing across the U.S. by combining its traditional beauty with modern stylings.
DesignerHelena Bajaj-Larsenis Half-Indian, Half-Norwegian yet Parisian born and bred, 23-year old designerHelena-Bajaj Larsenis a recent graduate of Parsons School of Design and launched her label just six months ago. She specializes in hand-painted textiles which she creates herself – works of abstract art on fabric, blending her love of textile craftsmanship with her training in fashion design. She draws inspiration from her nomadic lifestyle across various countries and cultures to form breathtaking collections using her one-of-a-kind fabrics as well as stunning sculptural jewelry pieces.
“AYufashwoman doesn’t follow trends; she sets them.” The brand has been worn by members of Little Mix and Billie Lourd in the hit tv series Scream Queens, andYufashwas also featured in an international edition of Marie Claire.Yufashis a unique and forward-thinking brand made for the confident and powerful women of the world, with all garments fabricated in England. The brand was founded in 2015 and since has skyrocketed in popularity. “We as a brand are so excited and honored to have been selected to work the CAAFD, and we look forward to our presentation,” –Kadri Klampe, the Estonian-born founder and designer ofYufash.
DesignerSania MaskatiyaandSania Studio’sdesigns are marked by their ornate and regal inspirations, which masterfully highlight feminine silhouettes. The designs are inspired by the beauty of nature and the environment while still being modern and classic. The collection will include only high luxe fabrics cut and draped in a luxurious design. The design house engages in some of the best craftsmanship in Pakistan, coming from generations of artisans who have specialized and perfected their craft. The brand is known for including rich textiles, fabric design and embroidery within their pieces.Sania Maskatiyahas quickly become Pakistan’s most lauded designer and most prized fashion export.
Patricia Wijayastarted her label in 2016 after graduating Academy of Art University in San Francisco. The label first released a Prêt-A-Couture line in Jakarta, which focused on telling a story and showcasing innovation throughout. This years collection is inspired by both fairytales and technology, and showcases a Cinderella like aesthetic in the future. For this collection,Wijayacreated what has been described by early viewers as an exquisite collection of a modern day fairytale for the equally modern woman.
AboutCAAFD: Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers, [CAAFD] is a non-profit organization founded through a collaborative effort by a few key pioneers in the fashion industry with the ambitious goal of promoting designers who aspire to expand their brand awareness and do business in the United States.CAAFDeducates, promotes and empowers aspiring designers and fashion professionals in gaining a foothold in the fashion business, giving them every opportunity to become the renowned designer they yearn to be. More information can be found at:http://www.caafd.org
About iFashion Network:
iFashion Network is an online portal for everything new and groundbreaking in fashion. It is a global fashion hub, providing articles on designers, events, menswear, women’s wear, shopping, trends, and all the behind the scenes info you could ever want, delivered by unique personalities who know the fashion world inside and out. iFashion Network also boasts several industry leading original fashion-focused internet television shows. More information can be found at:http://www.ifashionnetwork.com
Reebok and Foot Locker present the latest iteration of 3:AM, a signature content series that celebrates the late-night hours that spark creative minds to dive headfirst into their most passionate projects. The partnership has hit some of the most iconic sneaker cities across the U.S., with New Orleans next on the list.
Celebrating two of NOLA’s most notable personalities, this collaboration was curated by iconic nightlife photographer Polo Silk and critically acclaimed rapper Chase. N. Cashe. Reebok worked with the two local creatives to customize the New Orleans hip-hop scene’s favorite sneaker franchise – the Workout – by adding touches like the Fleur De Lis, camo prints and NOLA logos. These Big Easy legends – united by their ‘90s hip-hop heritage – have come together to curate the latest 3:AM footwear collection, and celebrate the city that inspires them through the latest video in the content series, which can be viewed HERE.
From 10pm-2am, W Hotels of NY will host No Shade at W New York – Times Square, a ball to celebrate voguing culture. Attendees will be invited to partake.
Ballroom categories include (for those wishing to compete):
– Old Way vs. New Way – In a tracksuit. – Runway – All American vs. European. – Foot & Eye – In a colorful combo. Designer not required, just be FIERCE. – Face – Pride Queen/King with all five rainbow colors on your face. Music by MikeQ. $1500 in cash prizes and two night weekend stays at the W Hotels of New York will be at stake. Open to the public with tickets for $15.
On Thursday, June 21st:
From 6:00-8:30pm, W NY – Union Square will host What She Said: Gender Identity, an open-format panel discussion. What She Said: Gender Identity will open the floor to a panel of activists, business owners, models and actresses to share their personal journeys with gender identity, fluidity, and sexuality. Free and open to the public.
The panelists will be:
Elliott Sailors, androgynous model, award-winning actor and LGBTQIA activist.
Rob Smith, founder of Phluid Project, the world’s first genderless retail space
Jess Miller, queer activist and model
Anita Dolce Vita, Editor-in-Chief of dapperQ, a leading online queer style magazine
Serving as the moderator is Jane Mulkerrins, a journalist whose work covers the topics of sexuality, gender, politics, and race; and where it intersects with Hollywood. The event is part of W Hotel’s What She Said global speaker series focused on empowering women. Link: http://www.whotelsnewyork.com/events/what-she-said-gender-identity/
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