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Ellen London to unveil new collection of wearable art at International Couture Runway at DC Fashion Week on September 24

Bangkok, Thailand, 2016-Sep-22 — /Fashion-Talk/ — With the introduction of her printemps/été 2017 collection, ellen london introduces admirers of her designs to our diversity and similarities of different countries and cultures through beautiful and creative wearable art. She deliberately focuses on the “mobile” art of fashion as the method to teach understanding and respect for cultures – especially ones that are stereotyped and vulnerable.

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Her clothing combines fabrics from different countries consistently maintaining the integrity of the authentic textile. Using backgrounds of silk, linen, cotton, cashmere – hand painting, embroideries and other elements may enhance the design.

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The collection previewing at the finale International Couture Runway at DC Fashion Week runway on September 24 highlights textiles from the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia that have been redesigned into wearable works of art.

It has always been said about Ellen London’s work, “Do not wear if you do not want to be noticed.” Now the “notice” goes behind the beauty of the wearer, but extends to others as they learn to appreciate and respect other cultures and the beauty they create.

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Bang-Bang in Watchland

Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland, 2016-May-27 — /Fashion Talk/ — On March 22nd, the Goldgena Project was launched with the goal of creating affordable mechanical watches with complete transparency regarding their origin and costs. The aim is also to shake up the ‘Swiss Made’ label and the traditional approach to distribution and marketing. The community is invited to share their opinion and even get involved in each stage of the project. At the time of writing, more than 3,500 people have signed up, and our site is recording more than 28,000 visits and 45,000 views every month.

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BRIEF SUMMARY OF PHASE 1

MARCH, 30TH – CHAPTER 1: TTO Label – Total Transparency on Origin DISCOVER
The Swiss Made label can be obscure and ultimately mislead consumers, as most of the components are manufactured abroad. The Goldgena Team has decided to make their watches with complete transparency, and have thus created the TTO label; Total Transparency on Origin.

APRIL, 13TH – CHAPTER 2: Transparency on Prices and Fixed Multiplier DISCOVER
Goldgena will be communicating and explaining the production cost of their watches. In addition, by selling directly to the end consumer they will be able to apply an unmatched modifier of 3.5 to the production price.

APRIL 27TH – CHAPTER 3: Online Sale, Pop-Up Stores and Sponsorship DISCOVER
The Goldgena Project is planning to foster community power by offering a commission of 10% to anyone who generates a sale. In addition, an application will allow potential customers to meet watch owners, so that they can see the product before buying.

PHASE 2 – FRIST DESIGN UNVEILED

MAY 11TH – CHAPTER 1: Non-Swiss Made, Swiss Made or Swiss Manufacturing? DISCOVER
We wanted our first model to feel mechanical from every angle, so we made the dial an extension of the movement. We wanted the case to be simple, elegant and ergonomic, while still overflowing with character. Fine horns and crosspiece give it a particular, recognizable aesthetic.

In-house or standard movement? Non-swiss made, swiss made or swiss manufacturing? The community shares his opinion.

JUNE-AUGUST: Development and Crowdfunding
During the summer, the Goldgena Project will share every detail of the development. In September a crowdfunding campaign will be launched. The detailed program will be available end on May at www.goldgena.com

The Goldgena Project Dream Team

The Goldgena Project is run by a small watch design workshop called cosanova, and is currently made up of 3 people. Founded in 2005 by the designer Claudio D’Amore, the workshop is based in the heart of Swiss watchmaking, in Lausanne, not far from Geneva. In little more than 11 years, the cosanova workshop has had the honor of working with around forty watch brands, such as Tag Heuer, Parmigiani, Montblanc, Oris, Eberhard and even Hautlence.

The Founder, Claudio D’Amore
Born in Switzerland to Italian parents, in 2000 Claudio D’Amore (40) graduated from the ECAL (Lausanne Design School) with an HES degree in design. He then set off for London to work with Ross Lovegrove, the famous London-based designer, where he worked on the design of several watches for Tag Heuer (V4, Carrera Caliber 360, Golf Watch). Upon his return to Switzerland in 2005, he founded cosanova.

Contact
Goldgena Project, rue de l’Ale 30, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland
Need more information? : Claudio D’Amore /  +41 21 312 81 34
[High resolution images: www.goldgena-project.com/espace-presse/?lang=en]

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DESIGNER GIONNI STRACCIA LAUNCHES HIS FIRST FASHION COLLECTION

• SPRING 2017 COLLECTION inspired on flowers, romance and femininity
• A runway in support of WIZO Florida was the scenario for the catwalk

Miami, FL, 2016-May-16 — /EPR Network/ — Venezuelan designer Gionni Straccia (www.gstraccia.com), a well-recognized figure in the couture fashion world, debuted yesterday his first collection ever; the “Gionni Straccia Spring 2017 Collection”. The fashion show took place during the “Mother’s Day Sponsor-a-Child Luncheon and Bazaar”; a non-profit event organized by the ladies from the Women International Zionist Organization (WIZO Florida), in the ballroom of the Beth Torah, Benny Rok Campus, located in the city of Miami.

With an inspiration that blended romance and femininity, Gionni Straccia Spring 2017 set the stage for exclusive designs that revealed the richness of a flower – expressing the sweetness and tenderness that flow from it- but highlighting a touch of excitement for the subtle, elegant and tasteful woman.

More than 300 guests were entertained while fabulous models, that included one Miss Universe, showcased the new clothing collection dominated by the use of two Straccia’s favorites: crepes silk and laces. Also, Italian tulle and organza embellished exquisite dresses, most of them with artistic embroidered and hand-painted flowers. Keeping with the trending cape dress, the designer offered a complete collection of stunning short cocktail dresses, pants suits, and evening gowns, that came in white, black, red, pink, and navy colors. Responding to a woman’s dressing needs for the different occasions in her life, Straccia added to the collection an astonishing wedding dress that left attending crowd impressed by the beauty and elegance of this piece.

Known for elegance and made-to-measure inimitable styles among the most important beauty pageants, Straccia is starting a new stage in his successful career; most importantly, with the recent opening of his private atelier in the United States. The Italian-Venezuelan designer is excited with the accomplishment of his very first full collection, “I am really very happy with the outcome. I wanted to express women’s romanticism, femininity and their sweetness,” said Straccia,“and I tried to rescue a technique of hand-painted flowers, to be in tune with the latest fashion trends, but highlighting the indelible Gionni Straccia stamp”.

The WIZO Florida, “Sponsor-a-Child” event included a bazaar with an exclusive diverse group of exhibitors that showcased beautiful pieces in jewelry, decorative items, clothing and many other accessories. As part of its annual gathering, WIZO Florida honored one of its members with a ‘Mother of the Year’ award. This time the privilege went to Colombian native, Margie Szerer, for exemplifying a WIZO woman, dedicated to her family, committed to Israel and a true leader for WIZO Florida.

“We are very proud to have presented renowned designer Gionni Straccia’s spring 2017 Collection at our ‘Mother’s Day Sponsor a Child’ fundraising event” said Suzanne Berkovits Harper, Director of WIZO Florida. “This event has grown each year and has become an icon in our community and one of the premier Mother’s Day events in South Florida, honoring and remembering mothers while benefiting women and children in need in Israel.”

Recognized fashion executive, Beth Sobol, produced the event.

Contact-Details: Amarilis Zozaya/AZ Communications, Inc.
amazozaya@gmail.com
305-495-3215

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New York City has big news. NOT JUST A LABEL (NJAL) is opening it’s first NYC store at the iconic Waldorf Astoria which will feature prominent New York Based brands

NEW YORK, NY, December 2, 2015 — /FASHION TALK/ — Part of the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s (NYCEDC) ‘Made in NY’ initiative, the NOT JUST A LABEL | Made in NY store will showcase a selection of NYC’s most notable emerging designers, including much talked about and highlighted Designer Kamilah Willacy.

New York City has big news. NOT JUST A LABEL (NJAL) is opening it’s first NYC store at the iconic Waldorf Astoria which will feature prominent New York Based brands

Kamilah Willacy’s Design nominated Artworks collection will be shown which is not only made in New York but made in Kamilah Willacy’s very own Design Facilities which is rare for designers.

‘I decided to build out my own production facilities and produce my bags in house not because I wanted to, it was simply because no other factory in the world was used to working with the materials I use”, said Kamilah Willacy.

“I simply didn’t have a choice to produce on my own in New York; it was either design around the capability of the factories out there or produce myself and maintain my desired level of creativity” -Kamilah Willacy

Kamilah Willacy’s accessories are unique and set her apart from most accessories designer’s due to her architectural background and experience in the commercial development and furniture industry. Her industry knowledge as influenced her use of materials. Most of her work is made of architectural steel and high gloss poured glass resin and you will sometimes find real wood and marble used.

The company is Emerging and the go to bag for the royals and elite crowd due to her ability to create bespoke designs on demand.

“ I am able to create bespoke products for my elite customers because I have my own design facilities. It a rewarding feeling and sense of pride you have when you are able to offer something unique for your customers”, says Designer Kamilah Willacy.

Kamilah Willacy’s strategy launching her brand of accessories was to offer entry level pricing to allow the average consumer an opportunity to purchase her product. Starting Price points ranged from $225-$1100.

Her private bespoke bags which can sometimes incorporate real sterling silver frames plated with 24k gold featuring her original artwork can range from $2000-$15,500 on average.

Kamilah Willacy is an example of why the initiative for local fashion and manufacturing in New York is important. It is raising the level of creativity and stimulating the growth of jobs which is very mush needed.

NJAL’s mission is to highlight the city’s fashion industry to the cultural richness of the New York hospitality staple. NJAL is also hosting a series of conversations around all things Made in New York, with industry impresarios including Adam Selman, Gabi Asfour, Becca McCharan, Marcia Patmos, Shelley Fox, Burak Cakmak, and Kelly Cutrone.

For more information about this imitative see more at www.NOTJUSTALABEL.COM

For more information on Designer Kamilah Willacy see more at www.KamilahWillacy.com

Contact-Details: JOLE@ARCDEGLOBAL.COM

 

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BOASY Supply Company Launches Patented, Fashion-Forward Lanyards For Everyday Professionals

Sterling, Viginia, November 05, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Throughout his 13 years serving honorably in the U.S. military or his time now working in government, BOASY Supply Company owner, Sergio Romano has always had to wear a lanyard. Fashion wasn’t really a luxury in the military and he realized, after separating and starting his civilian career, that one of the most worn and visible business clothing accessories has never really evolved and needed to be updated.

Mr. Romano started BOASY Supply Company with an idea in mind; take something simple and make it better and affordable. Almost three years later, this idea has finally come to market. The patented y-shape lanyard design is sleek, fashion forward and solves common problems with today’s lanyards like straps that constantly flip, tangle or the lanyard never remains stationary becoming more of an annoyance and distraction vice a fashion accessory or marketing tool. The lanyards are made of 100% leather or Portuguese cork cord and gold or silver-plated zinc alloy metal which when combined, creates a high-end look, unlike anything currently on the market. The lanyards are assembled, packaged and shipped from Virginia to locations worldwide.

BOASY (patois for boastful) Supply Company is an independent fashion accessory brand launched in 2015 by owner and designer Sergio Romano. Their offerings are unique, stylish and not found in off-the-rack stores. For more information or to shop their collection please visit: http://www.boasysupply.com

Contact-Details: Contact: Sergio Romano
Company Name: BOASY Supply Company
Email: sales@boasysupply.com
Website: http://www.boasysupply.com
Address: P.O. BOX 2782 Sterling, VA 20167

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FTL MODA ANNOUNCES ITS SELECTION OF DESIGNERS FOR THE UPCOMING SS2016 PRESENTATION AT NYFW

Fashion House Partners with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and Global Disability Inclusion for Groundbreaking Runway Shows

New York, NY, August 7, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — FTL MODA has joined forces with the Christopher & Dana Reeve as a nonprofit partner for NYFW Spring/Summer 2016 (SS2016) for its presentation on September 13, 2015 at the historic Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Station. With a shared mission to push boundaries and challenge disability stereotypes on runways and beyond, the upcoming chapter of FTL MODA at NYFW promises to impact the global fashion scene.

In a groundbreaking event last February, FTL MODA’s finale show featured models from around the world living with disabilities, setting a critical precedent about inclusion and the importance of redefining fashion industry standards. By partnering with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and Global Disability Inclusion, FTL MODA will once again cast a diverse range of models, including models living with disabilities, as part of the lineup for the upcoming SS2016 catwalk.

“We are extremely proud and very excited about this alliance with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, an esteemed nonprofit recognized for driving innovative research and improving the quality of life for those living with paralysis. We share their steadfast commitment to raising awareness for the paralysis community and together, we will break down barriers to achieve total inclusion for models living with disabilities across the most prestigious runways of the world. By challenging the stereotypes surrounding disability, we will truly create fashion free from confines,” said FTL MODA Producer Ilaria Niccolini. “We are also thrilled to confirm our partnership with Global Disability Inclusion, LLC. After our synergy for the February show in NY and fashion week in Milan, Italy we are pleased to have their participation in the September 2015 show” concluded Niccolini.

At the core of the fashion industry is a forward-thinking and ever-changing notion of beauty: a concept that should not only apply to the clothes, but to those who wear them.

For this SS 2016 presentation, FTL MODA will also proudly collaborate with renowned advocate, Madeline Stuart, the Australian teen model with Down Syndrome.

FTL MODA continues its tradition of showcasing outstanding and prestigious designers. The selection of designers for FTL MODA SS2016 includes Carmen Steffens (Brazil), Anna’s Loud (Italy), Wild (Germany), Archana Korchhar (India), Alexandra Frida (the Netherlands), and Hendrik Vermeulen (South Africa). The opening show will feature acclaimed South American brand Carmen Steffens, debuting at NYFW with world-class top models and special VIPs in attendance. The shows promise to be innovative and cutting-edge under the dramatic make-up direction of top international MUA Einat Dan and Valeria Orlando.

A two-day showroom activation will follow the FTL MODA runway presentation at the Fitzpatrick Manhattan, on September 16th and 17th, with highly renowned fashion blogger and ASVOFF Film Festival President Diane Pernet as the keynote speaker.

For more information, please visit: ftlmoda.com
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About FTL MODA
Founded in 2006 by Ilaria Niccolini Production, FTL Moda has been presenting runway shows internationally and has established itself within the Italian fashion community as a bridge for Proudly Made in Italy to showcase at an International level. FTL MODA has been recognized by the Italian government of the Region of Lombardy as the official platform to support Made in Italy in the world. After the third season with Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York, the FTL MODA platform makes a step further as an official platform under the umbrella of the Council of Fashion Designers of America in one of the most prestigious venues in NYC.

About the Reeve Foundation
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. We meet all 20 of the Better Business Bureau’s standards for charity accountability and hold the BBB’s Charity Seal. For more information, please visit our website atwww.ChristopherReeve.org or call 800-225-0292.

About Global Disability Inclusion
Global Disability Inclusion, LLC is a boutique consulting firm providing disability inclusion strategies for global companies and U.S. Federal Contractors. Our work helps companies realize the business benefits of including people with disabilities in the workplace, the workforce and the marketplace. For more information visit our website at www.globaldisabilityinclusion.com, or contact us directly at info@globaldisabilityinclusion.com.
For more information:
Trish Hanson Trish@ftlmoda.com P+1.850.264.6224
For interviews, images and VIP handling please contact
Nicoletta Fuse’ at PressOfficeFTLMODA@ftlmoda.com P +1.786.232.8949

Press Europe
Katya Marletta, London katymarletta@hotmail.com

Global Disability Inclusion
Meg O’ Connell meg@globaldisabilityinclusion.com P+1 704 840-6174

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DAVE NAVARRO LINE by THE STOCKROOM, Inc. DEBUTS THE STRAP

Los Angeles, California, December 09, 2014 — /FASHION TALK NEWS/ — Iconic guitarist Dave Navarro has recently teamed up with the devious minds at The Stockroom to create a signature line of exclusive products. The collection begins with “The Strap”, a most unique guitar strap design. It combines the functionality of a guitar strap, BDSM restraints, a wearable belt, and locking collar. It covers the aspects of fashion, function, and attitude for live performance.

Dave has always had an affinity for fashion and style born from the fetish underground. The Dave Navarro Line by The Stockroom is the iconic guitarist’s official debut into fashion design. 2014 marked the 25th Anniversary of both The Stockroom, Inc. and the groundbreaking album Nothing’s Shocking from Jane’s Addiction, so the timing was perfect for yet another meeting of the worlds of Rock&Roll, Fashion and Fetish.

“When The Stockroom first approached me to do a signature line I was truly honored. I have been a customer and a fan of the company for years. Fetish lifestyle and fashion have inspired me since the early days of Jane’s Addiction and the community will forever have a special place in my life. I worked very closely with the team at The Stockroom and have come up with a few pieces that marry both aspects that are important to me, customer aesthetic and use-ability.” Dave Navarro

The Strap is available for immediate sale and the first 500 straps will be signed by Dave. The remainder of the product line is set to officially debut in the new year. Included in the line will be Dave Navarro’s infamous custom-made black latex performance pants, dubbed Dave Navarro’s Black Latex Jeans. Dave’s Jeans feature a 2” lower waistline and more slim-fitted legs than other men’s pants from The Stockroom’s latex brand Syren Couture. A fit and silhouette that Dave has custom- ordered for years. Striking black latex Blazers will also be offered in three designs. Dave will debut a very unique version of The Blazer on the finale of Ink Master on the SPIKE network Tuesday, December 16th at 10pm EST.

Additionally, the line will include Black Gloves with heavy steel zippers, and Latex Gauntlets. All 5 pieces in the collection are made by hand by the artisan staff at The Stockroom’s Los Angeles facility on W Sunset Blvd in Silverlake and were designed with Dave. Dave wears all pieces of the line regularly, and with pride. The Dave Navarro Line by The Stockroom is available at stockroom.com

Contact-Details: Stockroom INC
2807 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA. 90026
Info@stockroom.com
2134843882

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Shanghai Tang celebrates its 20th anniversary as the global curator of Modern Chinese chic with series of collaborations with the visionary creative talents

A GARDEN OF VIBRANT DREAMS – Art Project by Shanghai Tang

SHANGHAI, 2014-8-22 — /FASHION TALK/ — Shanghai Tang celebrates its 20th anniversary as the global curator of Modern Chinese chic with a series of collaborations with the visionary creative talents. Inspired by the beauty of nature, this short film “A Garden of Vibrant Dreams” takes us on a mesmerizing journey through a series of six artworks by the talented Chinese artist Jacky Tsai. The video takes us on a continuous fall-through of captivating pop-art scenes that merge one into another to form a dream-like world. The mystic spiral made of round artworks imitate a hypnotic fall where one enters a world within a world (mise-en-abîme). Accompanied by original cinematic music that combines sounds of the East with a modern twist, it is a truly sensory experience that leaves the viewer with a sense of mystery.

THE PROJECT
“A Garden of Vibrant Dreams” by Shanghai Tang
Artwork by Chinese artist Jacky Tsai

The Jacky Tsai x Shanghai Tang collections are centered on six artworks; the Floral Play, Lotus Porcelain, Carved Dragon, Ginger Flower, Petrol Rainbow and Flying Tiger. In the video, these six artworks are smoothly blended together into one universe to form the garden of vibrant dreams. This magical dimension is filled with colorful energy, reflecting on the optimism of modern China.

The first scene Floral Play – an awaking of nature – captures attention with the opening gates of leaves, followed by acrobats and ballerinas dancing on tree branches, among a kaleidoscope of butterflies, forming a surreal universe embracing the vitality of life. The sudden splash of ink introduces the world of peaceful Lotus Porcelain inspired by Chinese porcelain. The leaves float quietly on a mirror-like river, while acrobats play energetically underneath on the stems. These contrasting actions form an unexpected sense of harmony. As if on wings, we are taken up into the mountains where Chinese motifs of wiggly tree branches and birds grow into a Carved Dragon on a glowing red sunset. We then dive into the radiant sunlight that unexpectedly leads us to the vibrant vegetal universe, the Ginger Flower universe. It takes us through a tunnel of birds, dragonflies, and koi fish coming together to form a picturesque portrait. A compelling spiral of paint swiftly takes the viewer to a colourful valley of Petrol Rainbow set in a landscape of an iceberg with dolphins and gold fish ending the journey by entering a Flying Tiger pop-art like circus. Chinese acrobats and Western performers are seen jumping and swinging up in the air to celebrate the Chinese New Year, on a festive background of Chinese lanterns and dancing lions.

The artworks of Jacky Tsai inspired a limited edition capsule collection of apparel and accessories for women and men. These include the traditional qipao dresses, box clutches, cashmere shawls, porcelain dining set, home products, iPad and iPhone cases, and even a skateboard.

Credits
Brand: Shanghai Tang
Title: A Garden of Vibrant Dreams
Artwork: Jacky Tsai
Motion design: 21-10 Agency (21-10.com)
Original Music & Sound Design: Charlie Nguyen Kim (cnkmusic.com)
Copywriting: Aleksandra Milewicz (Shanghai Tang)
Production: Sylvain Rocher (Shanghai Tang) & Pierre Blaise Dionet (Shanghai Tang)

A Garden of Vibrant Dreams by Shanghai Tang
A Garden of Vibrant Dreams by Shanghai Tang

THE COLLABORATION – JACKY TSAI X SHANGHAI TANG

Starting off the festivities, Shanghai Tang collaborates with the contemporary artist Jacky Tsai to create a series of original artworks. Inspired by the vibrant beauty of nature, the six art pieces are filled with colourful energy and reflect the optimism of modern China, in line with the core value of Shanghai Tang. Taking a fashionable twist, these artworks have also inspired a limited edition capsule collection ranging from luxurious qipao and box clutches to delicate tableware and cashmere shawls.

The collection and the artworks are representations of Tsai’s vision to create a unique marriage between traditional Eastern craftsmanship with contemporary Western pop art, as well as Shanghai Tang’s spirit of redefining traditional Chinese luxury with a modern twist.
Jacky Tsai x Shanghai Tang original artworks and the limited edition capsule collection debuted at the Shanghai Tang Mansion (1 Duddell Street) on 15th May at Shanghai Tang’s 20th Anniversary kick-off party in conjunction with Art Basel Hong Kong. The full collection was launched in-store and online starting 16th May, 2014.

ABOUT JACKY TSAI

Jacky Tsai
Jacky Tsai

Best known for his artistic creations bringing together the East and the West, Jacky Tsai was born in Shanghai in 1984 and moved to London after completing a BA at the China Academy of Art to study at Central St Martins College of Art and Design. He quickly made an impact in the fashion world with his iconic floral skull image made for Alexander McQueen.

Since graduating in 2008, Jacky has been fascinated with combining traditional Eastern craftsmanship and contemporary Western pop art aesthetic – a vision shared with Shanghai Tang in its pursuit of modern Chinese lifestyle and attitude.

Tsai’s commitment to revitalising Chinese artistic traditions is seen in the works produced for this Shanghai Tang collaboration where he utilises the traditional techniques of lacquer carving, silk embroidery and hand-painted porcelain.

His recent works include an exquisite large blue and white porcelain egg for the Faberge Big Egg Hunt in New York City, which was auctioned in Sotheby’s New York in April 2014.

ABOUT SHANGHAI TANG
Founded in Hong Kong in 1994, Shanghai Tang is a luxury fashion label that interprets Chinese heritage by bringing its richness, beauty and energy into the world. Owned by Richemont Group, Shanghai Tang combines Eastern aesthetics with relevant modernity, contemporary elegance and sophistication.

Through its womenswear, menswear, gifts and homeware collections, Shanghai Tang embraces curated Modern Chinese Chic by adding a unique touch of vibrancy, wit and creativity to everyday life.

With a worldwide presence, the company continues to expand in the world’s most cosmopolitan cities as well as online with a mission to offer affordable luxury with a gracious sense of service.

For more brand information and to shop online, please visit www.shanghaitang.com

Shanghai Tang
Shanghai Tang

OUR RETAIL NETWORK
Shanghai Tang supports an international network of 43 boutiques, including:
– The Shanghai Tang Mansion, the world’s largest lifestyle flagship – 1 Duddell Street, Central, in Hong Kong
– The Cathay Mansion in Shanghai, China. the largest flagship boutique in China – 868 Huaihai Zhong Road , Shanghai

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DESCRIPTIONS
Floral Play – The first scene – an awaking of nature – captures attention with the opening gates of leaves, followed by acrobats and ballerinas dancing on tree branches, among a kaleidoscope of butterflies, forming a surreal universe embracing the vitality of life.

Lotus Porcelain – A sudden splash of ink introduces peaceful lotus flowers inspired by Chinese porcelain. The leaves float quietly on a mirror-like river, while acrobats play energetically underneath on the stems. These contrasting actions form an unexpected sense of harmony.

Carved Dragon – Chinese motif makes a reference to a traditional Chinese painting. Animated, they resemble wiggly tree branches leading to an idyllic red sunset.

Ginger Flower – The signature scent of Shanghai Tang takes you through a tunnel of birds, dragonflies, and koi fish to come together in a picturesque portrait.

Petrol Rainbow – A compelling spiral of paint swiftly takes the viewer to a colourful valley, set in a landscape of an iceberg with dolphins and gold fish.

Flying Tiger – Enter a pop-art-like circus of Chinese acrobats and Western performers, jumping and swinging up in the air to celebrate the Chinese New Year on a festive background of Chinese lanterns and dancing lions.

PRESS CONTACT
For more information, please contact
Aleksandra MILEWICZ
Digital PR | Shanghai Tang
aleksandra.milewicz@shanghaitang.com
+852 2839 0833
25/F Guangdong Investment Tower,
148 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong

Purchase Naeem Khan Dresses for Better than Half Price at BySymphony

A range of elegant evening dresses from Naeem Khan are now available for better than half price at the BySymphony online fashion store.

BySymphony is the Middle East’s gateway to the glamorous world of high fashion. The online store offers must-have exclusives by iconic labels and much more. Right now, online shoppers can purchase dresses by some of the hottest new designers from around the world, including Naeem Khan.

Naeem Khan’s runway shows are always among the most eagerly anticipated events of New York Fashion week and this year the designer did not disappoint. The Crystal Embellished Gown is a Greek-Goddess inspired dream of layered chiffon and elegant art deco details. Meanwhile the One Shoulder Ruched Bust Gown is another candy-coloured treat to add a sense of fun and daring to even the most formal of gatherings.

After all, Khan is no stranger to the red carpet and everybody from First Lady Michelle Obama and Beyonce to Sarah Jessica Parker and Queen Noor of Jordan has called upon Khan to help them to make a lasting impression.

The New York based designer hails from Mumbai, India but the best way to purchase Khan’s work in the GCC is via the brilliant BySymphony online store.

Launched in 2013, BySymphony is the online shopping portal of the renowned Symphony store. It is the first of its kind in the Middle East and serves not only as an e-retailer, but also a much loved fashion magazine for the area.

Discover BySymphony today and add a Naeem Khan original to your wardrobe or choose something from any of the hundreds of acclaimed designers available on site.

Curated BySymphony, especially for you.

Contact Details: Noora Al Sadek
Marketing Executive
noora@bysymphony.com
050 714 5136

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The Daily Runway introduces the new FY14 collection from global independent designers

The Daily Runway’s customer is an understated beauty who loves freedom and sees beauty and inspirations in her environment, from the textures, colors, building architecture and life that surrounds her to the air that she breathes. She is carefree, confident and dares to break away from the sea of conformity.

The Daily Runway is creating a channel bringing distinctive clothing pieces that could work back to any wardrobe without the required effort and time browsing through countless online retailers. We have personally scouted and curated a limited number of statement pieces that have been designed and crafted by young and emerging designers across Europe, Asia-Pacific & America.

ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
The Daily Runway is founded by 2 partners turned fashion bloggers. Duyen, is a management consultant who has studied fashion at one of Australia’s top fashion design colleges and Ricky is an award winning photographer who is the chief editor for The Daily Runway blog.

Contact Details: Website: www.thedailyrunway.com
Blog: http://blog.thedailyrunway.com
Email: info@thedailyrunway.com
Twitter: @thedailyrunway
Instagram: @thedailyrunway
Facebook: The Daily Runway

 

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Joeleen Torvick – Clean, Fresh, Versatile – Women’s Spring/Summer ’14 Collection

We are proud to announce that emerging designer Joeleen Torvick is launching her Spring/Summer 2014 collection as her first crowdfunding campaign with fashion crowdfunding site Luevo.com. Fashion enthusiasts can now support Joeleen Torvick and fund the production of her new line and be the first to exclusively pre-order her delicately sophisticated Spring/Summer 2014 collection.

The S/S ’14 Collection is a blend of bright sophistication with clean, fresh, and versatile silhouettes. Torvick offers pieces that by day exude bright sunshine, and at night create a dazzling spectacle. Other pieces have a classic silhouette with a contemporary twist, shown through different inserts, overlays, draping, and textures.

The inspiration behind the S/S ’14 Collection comes from the architectural structures and bright vibe of the Museo de las Ciencias Principe Felipe in Valencia, Spain, also known as the City of Arts and Science. There is a modern refinement that makes the pieces easy to wear for many occasions for the woman who is always on the go. The silhouettes exude a stylish elegance and allows women to showcase their individual style and confidence.

Crowdfunding on Luevo is a great opportunity for Joeleen. Torvick’s decision to work with Luevo has provided her the opportunity to freely create and design unique pieces of clothing while maintaining exclusivity. By supporting Torvick and her collections through Luevo, you are providing the opportunity to fund future collections and help promote the emerging designer into a designer with a prominent presence. You truly will be shaping the future of fashion.

ABOUT JOELEEN TORVICK
Joeleen Torvick is a Minnesota based fashion brand that creates feminine fashion for the chic woman. The styles are contemporary with delicate details. All products are Made in the USA, whether they are made in Minnesota or New Jersey, the products are of high quality fabrics and craftsmanship. Born and raised in Minnesota, Torvick from a young age fantasized about fashion and pursuing a future in designing clothes. Listening to and revisiting her childhood dream, Torvick took her fashion aspirations to the forefront, emerging as a promising designer in the industry.

ABOUT LUEVO
Luevo is a product-based crowdfunding platform for fashion designers. The Toronto-based company is revolutionizing the creation and consumption of fashion by empowering consumers to engage and support the production of new collections. Luevo helps designers get the funding they need based on guaranteed paid in advance pre-orders, while fashion consumers receive fashion fresh off the runway from up-and-coming independent fashion designers.

Sign up on Luevo and reserve the Torvick S/S ’14 Collection. Learn more about Torvick and her collection at: http://www.luevo.com/designers/19

For media inquiries, contact:
Joeleen Torvick, 763-662-2087, joeleen@joeleentorvick.com

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Women’s Brand Internet URL name Addie.com up for Auction!!

The “Addie” URL name is up for auction; Addie.com with availability for Addie.net, AddieApparel.com and AddieBrand.com. Is your company looking for adding a powerful online brand? Endless possibilities for Online- Development in e-Commerce. Auction will be held on the GreatDomains.com Auction Site starting; May 16 ending May 23, 2013 http://sedo.com/auction/detail/addie.com/147526_us

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High End Online Apparel and Goods Distributor Unleashes Website And Seeks New Hermes Designer Handbag Distributor!

Rewards Shopping and Hermes Exclusive Bags provides buyers with quality high end merchandise at an extremely affordable price. Rewards Shopping even rewards shoppers when they save money on designer handbags, fashion accessories, electronic devices and other quality merchandise. Receive the best merchandise at the lowest price you can find, and get bonus gifts too.

The company has recently unleashed twin web sites, and is open for business and taking orders just in time for Christmas. Specializing in high end merchandise, like authentic breathtaking Hermes Birkin Handbags, Rewards Shopping and Exclusive Hermes Bags prides itself on making it easier and more affordable to buy the finer things in life.

The Hermes line of fine designer Handbags, for example are the most exquisite bags in the world. Carrying a Hermes designer handbag says something about you, about your sense of style, of taste, and your stature in the world. When you own a Hermes designer handbag, there’s no doubt that you’re someone very, very special.

Rewards shopping US is looking for both a Hermes wholesale distributor and distributors and drop shippers of other fine merchandise as well.

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J. Mendel and Hunter Boot Launch Exclusive Collaboration

The two iconic brands have joined forces in a special collaboration to produce the most elegant and glamorous of wellington boots, which will be exclusive to customers in North America.

The luxury fashion brands, J.Mendel and Hunter Boot have come together to create a new wellington boots collection that will showcase the look and feel of J.Mendel’s classic designs with the timeless functionality of Hunter Boot. This collaboration, which combines the unexpected embellishment of the classic Hunter welly boot by J.Mendel has resulted in a stunning collection that perfectly reconciles form, function, ornament and use.

Susan Sokol, President and COO of J. Mendel explains: “Hunter Boot, like J. Mendel, is a brand that combines a strong European heritage and reputation for quality with modern-day relevance. We are therefore delighted to be part of this collaboration, and thought it would be a fun, innovative way of showcasing the expertise that J. Mendel is known for.”

J. Mendel and Hunter Boot’s new collection is comprised of three styles. A modified design of the iconic Hunter Boot, which will be available in either black or white rubber, and a shorter black motorcycle version of the boot. As part of this unique collaboration, each and every pair of rain boots in this exclusive collection will also feature a signature gold J. Mendel ankle buckle and luxurious trim detail.

Wendy Svarre, CEO of Hunter Boot North America, comments: “As the luxury boot among wellies, it’s only natural for Hunter to work with J. Mendel, bringing together high fashion and function in an exciting new way.”

With prices beginning from $585 for the classic black boots, to $795 for the white version, the collection will be available at leading department stores such as Saks New York and Nordstrom’s, as well as top-tier speciality stores such as Kirna Zabete. Arriving in stores November 2012, the J. Mendel for Hunter Boot collection is also available athttp://usa.hunter-boot.com/shop/womens/footwear/fashion-rubber, as well as on the new J. Mendel e-commerce site, which is due to launch this Fall.

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Camilla Olson Produces unique looks and innovative textile design at the right price point for the 2012 Coterie show in New York City, September 19th, 20th and 21st

Showing at Coterie, Camilla Olson’shttp://camillaolson.com/ anticipated Spring 2013 collection showcases their eco friendly modern aesthetic as well as the impeccable textile design talents of Ally Rix. The collection reveals the company’s utilization of an innovative all natural iron transfer process that creates one of a kind pieces. Special attention to the exceptional knowledge of fabric fit and form complete unique and luxurious looks at an affordable price.

The Spring 2013 prints are inspired by historical and contemporary music. Influences range from the design and details of an instrument, to sheet music and even speakers; Camilla admires all forms of design and interprets them into fashion. She incorporates this muse into each detail of her collection; even the colors have a song to sing. The Spring 2013 collection showcases shades of cognac and blush. Within both of these colors there is a wide variety of tones ranging from cream hues to golden taupe, depending on design.

Camilla Olson premiered her first collection as part of Mercedes Benz fashion week NYC in fall of 2010. She received the Distinguished Alumna Award from the University of Maryland and Honorable Mention as “Best Second Act Reinvention” on the website SecondAct.com.

Visit her booth #4155 on level one at Coterie in NYC to meet Camilla and staff and be inspired by her designs.

Actress Tanna Frederick is the face of the 2013 and artwork is currently available for press. If you would like high-resolution photography or to schedule an interview with Camilla Olson, please contact Rose Cefalu below.

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Join Roland Mouret during Vogue Fashion’s Night Out to Celebrate a Style Icon

Thursday 6th September 2012 marks Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, and as part of the event taking place in various locations around London, designer Roland Mouret is inviting dedicated followers of fashion to step through the looking glass and into the world of a style icon.

Mouret has created the inimitable ‘La Baba’ dress inspired by the iconic style of jewellery designer, and all-around fashion idol, Catherine Baba. Limited edition patterns of the dress will be available on the night, along with Veuve Clicquot champagne and delectable cake pops.

The pattern will be available in two size ranges, one to fit size 6-10, and another to fit size 12-14. Each pattern comes with step by step instructions and a draping video, showing Roland creating ‘La Baba’ dress has also been made. The event is one of the most hotly anticipated elements of what is sure to be an exceptional evening of fashion and fun in the style capital of the world.

For those of you who don’t know, Roland Mouret is considered one of the masters of structure and aesthetics in the world of high fashion. He is the brilliant mind behind the now legendary Galaxy dress, and boasts a huge celebrity following which includes Victoria Beckham, Jessica Biel and other A-List celebs.

He is renowned for his flattering approach to fashion design, in particular his fondness for simply shaping his fabrics directly onto his models rather than working from sketches. The latest Roland Mouret designer dresses for Autumn Winter 2012 are available right now from the designer’s official site. Here you’ll find sensational designs like the Titanium Dress and much more.

Pay a visit to the site today to find out more and don’t miss what is sure to be a fantastic occasion for Vogue Fashion’s Night Out. Find out more here: http://www.rolandmouret.com/pages/vfno.aspx

For any inquiries regarding specific items or purchase info, please call us at our Head Office and Flagship Store.

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Balluun Introduces New Social Business Platform To Empower Fashion Designers To Create Impact For Their Brands And Businesses

Leading up to the 2012 MAGIC show, social business upstart, Balluun, today announced its patent-pending technology platform for emerging fashion designers and the wholesale marketplace. On the same day, Balluun announced a new advisory board member, fashion maverick, Nicole Miller. “We are so honored and excited to be able to tap such a visionary innovator and designer to add to our distinguished group of advisors,” said Peter Koch, CEO of Balluun. “She will bring an invaluable perspective, aesthetic eye and reality check to our overall effort.”

Balluun is the future of commerce for fashion, as we know it. Fashion designers who are Balluun members can easily upload their collections on Balluun’s website prior to the show and take advantage of Balluun’s mobile app to display specifications of their lines and conduct transactions with buyers online at the show.

Balluun’s focus is the world of fashion and redefining how fashion is accessed, experienced, shared, purchased and sold in the real and digital worlds. Some of Balluun’s primary features and benefits include:
– Balluun provides the ability for sellers to share product updates and entire collections and for buyers to view and discover new designs and track product trends.

– Balluun enables buyers to communicate directly with the sellers before, during and after creating a purchase order.

– Balluun accommodates all terms and forms of payment traditionally found in the fashion industry.

– Balluun records all of the information for the seller and the buyer, and all order information is maintained online for easy reference anytime, anywhere.

“Balluun is truly game-changing for young fashion designers who want to create impact with their brands and build businesses within an increasingly competitive climate.” said Peter Koch, CEO of Balluun. “With the continued evolution of the internet, the cloud and social networking, Balluun has been able to develop transformative ways to do business.”
Brief Balluun Product Snapshot

Visually Rich Marketplace To Show & Share Collections- Balluun provides a robust platform on which designers/manufacturers can sell their products and independent retailers can shop for products in a visually rich digital environment. Social Business Community All Your Own- Balluun’s platform is optimized for ongoing social inter-action and like an in-person interaction, people communicate with one another back and forth while purchasing goods. Balluun accomplishes this and deploys technology to thread the communication exchange throughout a transaction. The Paperless Office- Balluun enables designers, retailers and manufacturers the ability to search products by price and style, review line sheets and collections, create and pay purchase orders online. Balluun provides a hassle-free digital option from paper-based lookbooks/catalogs, business cards and order forms in a social business solution.

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Damart’s Ladieswear Collection is Perfect for the UK’s Barmy Weather

With the 2012 summer being one of the wettest on record the UK’s weather has been even barmier than usual. For Damart, the Bingley based clothing manufacturer, the unpredictable British weather is nothing new and as such they have developed a brilliantly balanced clothing range which is both versatile and stylish and perfect for getting you through the summer months.

Damart’s soft thermals are just right for when the occasional colder nights creep in. Designed to provide light protection and comfort for mild to coldish weather they are perfect for festival evenings and late night outdoor sporting events.  The on trend French Neck Vest is a stylish piece proving very popular at the moment.  Great under tops or by itself the intricate and pretty design will have you looking stylish and comfortable. Priced at £9.00 and available in various colours this chic number demonstrates classic Damart value and design.

For when the sun does make a rare appearance Damart’s gorgeous dresses offer something traditionally more summary and stylish. Fashionable, pretty and comfortable the range is large so all tastes are catered for. The fashionable Stretchy Jersey Dress is a lovely maxi dress that comes in various colours and is a great example of the quality throughout Damart’s dress range. Priced at £35.00 this on trend dress will have you feeling fabulous and looking great for all summer occasions.

Another great summer must have are the Lineastyl Ankle Leggings which are extremely popular and justifiably so. Simple yet stylish these comfortable leggings have become known as ‘miracle leggings’ due to the innovative material they have been made from which, amazingly enough, actually facilitates slimming of the legs. Made from a unique fabric containing microcapsules of Amazonian tree sap, red algae and horse chestnut amongst other properties, these leggings define Damart’s innovation streak.

In addition to this lovely summer wear Damart also has an extensive range of ladies underwear that includes well known brands as well as their own popular branded items.  Home to bras, girdles, pants, shapewear, corselets and much more the collection offers value, comfort, style and is perfect for going under your summer wear.

Damart’s  collection really does have it all and is packed with the perfect  clothing to help you look great for the remainder of this barmy British summer. Visit www.damart.co.uk for all your summer fashion needs.

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Style+Life+Fashion, the Newest High Fashion Blog in Maryland

Maryland fashion stylist, beauty expert and blogger Kimberly West has launched Style+Life+Fashion (http://stylelifefashion.com) which will bring together all facets of high fashion, lifestyle, and personal styling. Style+Life+Fashion will publish numerous articles for women of all ages and walks of life in order to share information that will help readers in achieving their desired level of style, personal wellness and life happiness. Kimberly being a personal stylist and wardrobe consultant, Style+Life+Fashion will also serve as a platform to highlight the success and look of Kimberly’s clients, as well as to share ideas on personal style.

Style+Life+Fashion will be one of Maryland’s first international high fashion blogs and will help further cement the relevance of Maryland’s rapidly growing fashion scene and industry. Over the last few years, Maryland has produced high visibility events such as Baltimore Fashion Week, and most recently the Fashion Awards Maryland. Style+Life+Fashion will be one more avenue that will allow the expansion of the Baltimore based fashion scene. For more information, visit http://stylelifefashion.com/info/

Style+Life+Fashion is the brainchild of Kimberly West, an image consultant, fashion stylist and beauty expert. Although Kim started blogging as a hobby due to her love for Fashion, she quickly gained a loyal following as a respected industry expert and contributor for numerous fashion websites. A Fashion Educator by trade, Kim seeks to provide the latest trends as well as educate consumers about all aspects of fashion. Kim has done fashion interviews with well known industry experts such as Julie Weiss, Clinton Kelly, Gianni Rich, and Darius Gibbs. She has also collaborated with Glamour Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, and Macy’s, and worked to stream digital content and video for New York Fashion Week 2010. Kim holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Fashion Merchandising and Design from Alabama A&M University.

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Acclaimed New Jewellery from Vanessa Kandiyoti Arrives at Avenue 32 Online Fashion Store

Vanessa Kandiyoti creates jewellery that is beautiful and valuable, but also rich in meaning and symbolism. The starting points for each unique and curious design are the beliefs and imagery of her Turkish heritage; and yet it was a simple love of stones that set this talented young designer on the path to creating her eponymous jewellery label, now available at Avenue 32.

Belgian-born and Turkish-inspired, Vanessa Kandiyoti had always admired jewellery, art and culture, but had originally studied Law, until her travels through Latin America affirmed her love of jewels and stones. This was the genesis of her jewellery and design work.

Using the unforgettable imagery of her beliefs and superstitions, the designer has created a range of necklaces, bracelets and charms which marry beautiful 18 karat white, rose and yellow gold with magical diamonds, sapphires and other conflict free stones.

Her classic, mythological designs are more than just attractive fashion pieces but good luck charms; talismanic symbols of good luck and safety. One of the most predominant symbols recurring throughout the collection is the traditional Evil Eye.

The Evil Eye is a charm that is worn or used as decoration, and protects its owner from misfortune caused by the envy or ill wishes of others; whether envious of material possessions, beauty, health or offspring.

Available in a variety of bracelets and necklaces, each Evil Eye piece in the Vanessa Kandiyoti collection is more than a pretty fashion jewellery piece. It is a charm to be worn throughout a lifetime and cherished for more than good looks.

Now, these latest hypnotic designs from Vanessa Kandiyoti are available from the designer’s very own Avenue 32 boutique. Avenue 32 is your luxury shopping neighbourhood online. A place to purchase luxury clothing and accessories from world leading fashion labels, along with fine and fashion jewellery from the most acclaimed and distinctive creators in the industry.

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