30 octobre 2013

In Belgium, a Housewares Designer Finds Transcendence in Simplicity

“Every Belgian is born with a brick in his stomach,” Michael Verheyden says, as we sit down to dinner in what is surely the most fashionable restaurant in Genk, a sleepy town east of Antwerp. Fortunately, for his briefly worried non-Belgian visitor, it turns out that this locally famous maxim has nothing to do with food. “It means that every Belgian wants to own his own home,” Verheyden’s wife, Saartje Vereecke, explains. Six years ago, the couple fulfilled their Belgian dream when they acquired and remodeled the modest brick house... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2013

Interior designer Namrata Baruwa Shroff speaks about juggling career and work responsibilities effortlessly

Namrata Baruwa Shroff’s sprawling bungalow overlooking the ocean nestled in Juhu is a metaphor for her love for all things beautiful, minimal and elegant. Be it the breezily done-up lawn or the exquisitely designed living room where she entertains her guests in style every element reflects her penchant for the dynamism of design. Shroff lives a hectic life but manages to juggle through different spheres without skipping a beat. She’s just finished a playroom, a club and has designed an entire collection for furniture fair called... [Lire la suite]
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24 octobre 2013

A fashionable display

The Bruce Museum has one of the most beautiful textile collections I’ve ever seen. If you’re something of a fashionista then you can’t help but be smitten by the beauty of the designs and the richness of fabric that no longer seems to exist in our ready-to-wear world. Two of my favorites in the Bruce Museum collection are a long Belgian lace bridal veil and a dress by Worth. Last year, one of the interesting pieces that caught my eye at the Bruce was an American evening coat circa 1925. Made of black silk with white chenille piping... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2013


On a recent Sunday, three fashion designers entered the Jewish Museum, on the Upper East Side, about an hour before closing time. Gabi Asfour (brought up in Lebanon, by Palestinian parents), Angela Donhauser (from Tajikistan, then Germany), and Adi Gil (Israel, then Germany), who together make up the collective threeASFOUR, sped through a room filled with Chagalls into a dark side gallery. Dresses from their Spring-Summer, 2014, collection—black or white, architectural— hung from the ceiling, lit by flickering projections. A... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2013

Ivory faces grace fashion runways, racism is present

The modeling industry is known for its pretty faces, rail-thin figures, skin as smooth as polished marble and smiles like staring into the brightest star. But what is a galaxy with only one star? What is the fashion world with only one color? Fashion Week is like the Super Bowl to the catwalk-savvy populace. But runway after runway, only one “color” seems to be fashionable each season – Caucasian. In a study by Jezebel Magazine, for this year’s Spring Fashion Week in New York City, N.Y., 82.7 percent of models on the field were... [Lire la suite]
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17 octobre 2013

Fashion Focus

Paris. New York. London. Milan. Tucson? Those who are fashion-forward in their thinking won’t have to travel far to get their fill of today’s hottest trends and tomorrow’s cutting-edge designs when Tucson Fashion Week kicks off this weekend. A lot has changed since TFW debuted in 2010 in the parking lot of Skrappy’s Youth Collective. Its founder, fashion designer Elizabeth Albert, has passed the torch to Paula Taylor, a local author, consultant, stylist and international events producer. House of PM, a partnership between Paula... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2013

Frallain Inc. Is Associated With ‘ Young Designer Of The Year Award’

From October 23rd to October 26th, Lagos, Nigeria will host the Lagos Fashion and Design Week, showcasing the very best in design talent from Africa and the African diaspora. In addition to breathtaking runway shows and an exhibition marketplace, the Guaranty Trust Bank Lagos Fashion and Design Week (GTBLFDW) will present three awards to deserving recipients, International Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year Award, MTN Young Designer of the Year Award and Young Model of the Year Award. To commemorate its launch, luxury group, Frallain,... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2013

Rancho Bernardo High grad’s fashions in San Diego show

The Oct. 19 fashion and art event at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Drive in San Diego, will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Diego, a charitable group that since 1995 has raised more than $11.9 million to fund free diagnostic mammograms, treatment and services for local uninsured and underinsured women and their families, plus breast cancer research. Whitney Francis — who designs under the name Whitney Nicole and owns Creative Fashionista — said she will have more than a dozen designs for women and men... [Lire la suite]
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08 octobre 2013


During this fall’s New York Fashion Week, history was made. No, I don’t mean Marc by Marc Jacobs officially bringing back the blue eyeshadow or evenOscar de La Renta making a dress look like a beehive and making us all want to wear it. I’m talking about the fact that the first ever plus-size designer was able to show her collection at the Fashion Law Institute’s multi-designer presentation. If you haven’t already, meet Eden Miller and Cabiria Style, self-described as “whimsical, sensual style in sizes 12-24.” As a plus-size woman,... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2013

Lume Light-Infused Clothing Highlights Wearable Tech

Wearable computing, for those who may not know what it is, comes in many different forms, such as a shirt outfitted with energy-harvesting devices to power mobile electronics or headgear like Google Glass. Even Android-based watches are a part of this growing trend. We tend to think of wearable computing as providing a function rather than being purely aesthetic, pleasing to the eye, or the latest in fashion. That notion is being laid to rest by a fashion designer working with Jorge & Esther located in Barcelona, Spain.... [Lire la suite]
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