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AMCONYC NYFW Brings Down the House with Emerging Designers and Extremely Diverse Runway Shows From Designers Rack Addik, Emuleos, & Ivory Couture

February NYFW Runway Event Showcases 3 Shows on Day 4 With Breathtaking Pieces For Upcoming Season

AMCONYC, a premier New York City production house, yesterday opened their doors for their 4th season for New York Fashion Week from February 9th to February 15th  2017. The event took place at Gary’s Loft on 28th West 36th Street  and yesterday from 3-6PM showcased the exciting new collections from emerging designers, Rack Addik a Project Runway alumnus, Ivory Couture Clothing and Emuleos. AMCONYC is quickly taking first place as the ideal launch pad for today’s hottest emerging designers and brands that want to increase industry awareness, launch their line or stimulate brand promotion by creating professionally executed fashion shows, pop-up retail stores, influencer events and experiential activations. The difference in the show production was not only evident by the timely show starts, but also futuristic designs and an extreme level of model diversity on the runway, a hot point of discussion in previous NYFW years. The  crowd also erupted in a worthy round of applause as 4x Special Olympics US Gymnastics Champ, Chelsea Werner,  walked the Ivory Couture show.

“With all the hype this season being about not showing during NYFW, we believe that fashion folks need to relook at why shows are important to not only the billion dollar fashion community but to the designers who rely on this tradition to showcase their collections.  We understand the need of keeping this ritual while simultaneously adapting, and even trailblazing, the desire for newness in this ever-changing world. The days when people were excited to be in the tents is the anticipation we are bringing back,” states Adriana Marie, CEO & Founder of AMCONYC. “We are especially proud that our designers were so inclusive of all races and even those with challenges such as Down Syndrome.” “In this day and time its important for us to literally knock down as many walls as possible. This season we took NYFW week back to what it was, about the fashion, with a few modern people centric twists.”

Designers that showed included:

  • Emuleos

Emuleos bridges the gap between fashion, science and theory. Garments created from these concepts offer a reflection of what is already inside of you, the psychical manifestation of thought and emotion.


  • Ivory Couture Clothing

Ivory Couture Clothing Co. is a Prêt-à-Porter and Couture Fashion House created and founded by Bella Ivory and based downtown Los Angeles, CA. This Fashion House caters to the modern women who appreciate quality made garments that, compliments femininity in a classic chic design aesthetic.


  • Rack Addik
  • Kelly Dempsey is a self-taught fashion designer and former contestant on Season 14 of “Project Runway” where she landed runner-up. She is the founder and creative force behind Rack Addik, a newly launched clothing line focusing on fashion forward street wear.

Celebrity attendees included: Sammi Sweetheart of MTV’s Jersey Shore, Nicole Williams an E! Reality Star, Matthew Mckelligon of “EastSiders” of LOGO TV, and more. While a special performance by artist Chris Porter wowed the crowd as the models stomped to the beat of his hit single “Catwalk Killer” during the Ivory Couture Clothing portion of the show.

The official sponsors for the AMCONYC shows included names such as St. Giles Hotels, 3BBM, Marvelgd, Aveda, Grae Therapy, and Oriana Lamarca as the official accessories sponsor. Guests walked away with out of this world gifts bags that included top name sponsors like Sabon, Bolivia, Real Techniques by Sam & Nick, Grab & Go Dog Food, R+Co Hairspray, NIUCOCO Hair Serum, Poo-Pourri, Bedford Slims, Deity America Shampoo and Conditioner, RXBAR, J21 Skin Care, Simple Mills Crackers, Arbone Essentials, HSI Professional Argan Oil, Tateossian London, Boxed Water, and Bai. For more information on AMCONYC, please visit www.amconyc.com.

About AMCONYC

AMCONYC is New York City’s first Fashion Production & Public Relations Company that has quickly gained industry recognition as NY’s leading creative platform for design. It is the company brands turn to when they want to propel their business to the next level. From curating fashion week productions, on-site activations and interactive influencer events to securing top-tier press coverage, AMCONYC prides itself on being unstoppable when it comes to developing brand recognition and attracting target consumers. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and London, AMCONYC has also established a reputation as the ideal launch pad for today’s hottest designers and brands that want to increase industry awareness launch their line or stimulate brand promotion by creating professionally executed fashion shows, pop-up retail stores, influencer events and experiential activations.

Be+Spoke Awards

YOU DESERVE AN AWARD: INTRODUCING THE BESPOKE COMMUNICATION AWARDS

THE 2017 BESPOKE COMMUNICATION AWARDS ARE HERE!

Tailor-made to celebrate excellence among fashion and lifestyle communication professionals, the BCAs are a groundbreaking opportunity to get some much-needed recognition for all your hard work.

HERE’S WHAT LIFE IS LIKE AFTER WINNING A BCA AWARD:

  • Your expertise and contributions have been VALIDATED and you’re reveling in the extra confidence boost. You have been positioned as a LEADER in the space which means…
  • It’s way easier to WIN new business (better clients and bigger budgets) and attract top talent and partners. It’s a literal promo party every morning in your inbox as people start HOUNDING you with opportunities – no extra effort required.
  • And that’s cool, because with your added CREDIBILITY you’re charging more, saying NO to what doesn’t light you up, and experiencing way more control over your career.

SOUND GOOD? HERE’S MORE!

We have designed the BCAs as a global online program (no need to purchase an event ticket in addition to your award application fee just to sit in a badly lit hotel ballroom and eat mediocre chicken!).

Winners get a trophy to be sure, but we are also preparing customized gifts with some truly amazing goodies including jewelry and personalized artwork by a fashion illustrator. Winners will also receive a profile in Linger Magazine – instant publicity!

Now, I don’t have to convince you that amazing things happen when young women are supported to put their own unique voice out into the world. We will be donating a portion of profits to WriteGirl, a Los Angeles-based organization that promotes creativity and self-expression to empower teen girls through writing workshops and mentorship.

READY TO TAKE A LOOK?

The 2017 Bespoke Communication Awards is ready for you!

Agencies, in-house teams, brands, individuals, media and vendors are welcome to apply. There are 30 awards across 4 categories, including a no-fee, peer nomination-based “Favorites” category you can fill out right now!

Here are 4 of my favorite awards:

  • Work, Life, Balance & Culture – agency life is can’t stop won’t stop, but we should take a moment to recognize those who invest in their teams
  • Best Social Good Campaign – I am sucker for the feel-good, do-gooders in the world
  • Media Mailers or Sample Sends – buh-bye file folders and stickers, so excited to see how you capture attention in crazy, cool and creative ways
  • Favorite Editor to Work With- some of the BCA awards are simple nominations and completely free – lets come together and shine the spotlight on those who make our PR hearts sing!

Take advantage of our early deadline and save on awards submitted by March 21, 2017

Once you have purchased your award(s), you will receive an email with a link to your application form – fill that out by the early deadline and you’ll be all set!

It’s always exciting (and nerve-wracking) to bring a new idea into the world. The BCAs were designed to honor you and to help mold industry best practices. Please feel free to reach out with any feedback or suggestions!

Love,

Cofi

A flair for fashion is a trait that you behold.  To behold a unique fashion accessory that adds flair to your style is fashionably epic.

Cofi epitomizes this trait with a impeccable collection of leathers and Italian foil prints. Always seeking to push boundaries in fashion trends,  it is obvious that Cofi recognizes that their dedication to quality leather production is what sets their collection apart from other leather manufacturers. Their unique approach to adding functionality to any outfit is a one-of-a-kind value that can’t be ignored. From handbags, wallets and clutches to boots and shoes, you will feel pride when you choose among the many items Cofi creates with dedication to top construction.  An item from Cofi is much like having the best fashion secret in your possession. Come show the world your flair with Cofi.

Watch video here: http://bit.ly/2kj4fYN

Cofi will be showcasing at the Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week on February 15. Find out more about Cofi at www.cofileathers.com.

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Linger Magazine is a proud media sponsor of The Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge at the Bryant Park Hotel.

Eminence Organic Skincare

A seasonal scent of love’s holiday

Linger Magazine has partnered with Eminence Organic Skincare to kick off love’s holiday with our #IlluminateLove giveaway to celebrate the season of love! We are giving away 1 full 8.2 ounce bottle of their luxuriously silky smooth Apricot Body Oil. Its sweet yet exotic scent is a wonderful fit for a romantic moment on St. Valentine’s Day. Want a chance to win? Here is how to register:

  • Simply click on the image above to be directed to our Instagram page.
  • Follow Linger Magazine’s Instagram account and like the contest image.
  • Then, comment under the image with the hashtag #illuminatelove.

That’s it! Giveaway closes on January 30, 2017 at 11:59PM EST.

The winner will be picked randomly and contacted via Instagram with winning notification. Public announcement of winner will take place via Instagram page on Tuesday, January 31. GOOD LUCK!

WHITE Previews Womenswear

WHITE RELIES ON PHENOMENON OF WOMENSWEAR PREVIEWS, THUS BECOMING INCREASINGLY MAN & WOMAN

THE TRADESHOW KEEPS GROWING WITH PARTNERSHIPS, WHILE THE AGREEMENT WITH CNMI SETS SAIL.

WHITE further strengthens with its upcoming edition – on stage from January 14th to 16th – thanks to the success of the MAN & WOMAN formula, thus reaching 270 brands (18% more than the January 2016 edition). The tradeshow is currently the only event capable of showcasing the womenswear previews during the menswear collections, thereby reaching 197 womenswear collections, out of which 63 are hosted in the ONLY WOMAN area.

This edition’s special guest is the Danish brand Wood Wood, that will also tread the Milanese catwalks thanks to the collaboration with CNMI and the partnership with Copenhagen’s fashion tradeshow Revolver, in the framework of the project REVOLVER INSIDE WHITE. The Finnish brand Aalto, designed by Tuomas Merikoski, is Only Woman’s special guest. The new section Friends of WHITE is all set to open its doors with Baltimora Studio and Polly King & Co, under the banner of the synergy with the showrooms. The protagonist of the special project is Momonì, brand created by Michela Klinz, while the crown jewel of the menswear selection is Indian designer Suket Dhir, winner of the 2016 Woolmark’s Prize Award, a menswear rising star who will be in Milan for the first time.

The number of international brands is also growing thanks to the area WOW – WHITE ON WEB, which strengthens its role as a multimedia platform with a selection of cutting edge designers that will be promoted through a live shoot and the editorial focus and communication curated by HIGHSNOBIETY and LUISAVIAROMA.

The Councillor for Labour Policies, Production Activities, Fashion and Design Cristina Tajani has recently stated: “Milan, also thanks to WHITE, has once again shown to be capable of anticipating trends and styles with a special focus on the vision of young creative talents”.

In the MAN & WOMAN section, Esemplare – a Made-in-Italy menswear brand dedicated to those who love adventure – stands out owing to its urban traveler approach. Transit Uomo’s research focuses on a daywear combining premium raw materials and comfort. The spotlights also shine on OOF’s outerwear.

The ONLY WOMAN area hosts the refined creative alchemies shaped by Mes Demoiselles and the architectural shapes of Arnoldo][Battois, accessories brand founded by Silvano Arnoldo and Massimiliano Battois who have chosen WHITE to launch their apparel collection. A craftsmanship approach, though with contemporary aesthetics, for the bags crafted by Hugo Matha. A study of the materials also for Twins Florence, apparel brand founded by designer Linda Calugi, winner of the Ramponi Award. Repetto will be devoted a special area, where they will exhibit their Fall-Winter 2017/18 pre-collection of bags and shoes. The special show, Italian DNA Exhibition, is dedicated to Made-in-Italy design and manufacture, where Botto Giuseppe, producer of yarns and fabrics, will dialog with designer, Maurizio Miri.

A charity project comes to life at the fashion tradeshow. WHITE and MAP Communication will grant visibility and new opportunities to the enterprises from the region Marche based in areas damaged by the earthquakes. In January and February 2017, WHITE is going to make its spaces available for free and three Food & Wine areas will be set up to host the typical products of some food and wine companies coming from the territories hit by the quake.

ABOUT WHITE

WHITE is the main trade show for women’s collections and the leader for international brands scouting, representing the launching pad, as well as a reference point, for most of the key department stores in the world. Visited each season by over 21k visitors worldwide, WHITE is the coveted platform for niche brands, increasingly becoming the ideal stage for Italian and international fashion companies of the contemporary segment that matches the show concept. WHITE is a mine of ideas embracing art, fashion culture, design, music, communication, as well as the new digital frontiers.  

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