• Africa Trunk Collective

    New York Fashion Week [Africa] Trunk Collectives ‘17

    Trunk Collectives flourishes during New York Fashion Week Africa

    Brands that took part in Adiree’s newest event platform, Trunk Collectives, were featured and retail in Soho. Trunk Collectives is a contemporary growth-hacking and sales-driven platform for multicultural and ethically conscious brands. Opening day for Trunk Collectives, a one-day activation under the Africa Fashion Week (www.AfricaFashionWeek.com) brand, commenced on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at a Soho studio gallery (104 Charlton St, New York, NY 10014104, between Hudson and Greenwich Streets).  Here, the launch of the first installation of Trunk Collectives (concept store), fashion presentation (promotion) and mixer (relation building/networking event) took place.

    Hosted by Adiree Communications and PR firm, guests experienced multiple layers of culture while attending New York Fashion Week. Sponsors included Aveda and New York Surgical Arts (NYSA), a private cosmetic surgery practice in New York specializing in facial and body cosmetic surgery and ardent supporters of the global arts and science of beauty – with the belief that both go hand in hand.

    The designers who showed their collections were:

    For full schedule and more information please visit www.TrunkCollectives.com 

    “Through each of our platforms we provide a more diversified perspective on the different layers (attributes) that Africa (as well as other emerging markets) have to offer the global retail scene –sustainable products and authentic cultural stories. – Adiat Disu.

    Don’t miss a full profile of the Trunk Collectives in the Industry Issue of Linger Magazine on October 6th! Subscribe here!



  • The Nolcha Shows

    Indie Designers showcase collections during the Nolcha Shows at NYFW

    The Nolcha Shows at New York Fashion Week just wrapped the Spring/Summer 2017 season at Artbeam Studios, featuring 13 runway shows.

    September 12th kicked off with the “Ones To Watch” show spotlighting emerging brands including Jody Bell (UK), Olivia B (Cayman Islands), New York School of DesignJust in Case (China), Alice Yim and Minan Wong.  All were showing for the first time at the Nolcha Shows except for returning designers Alice Yim and “Made in NYC” brand Minan Wong.
    Much buzzed-about Chinese brand LU YANG by YANG LU struck a perfect balance between wearability and minimalism, function and comfort using architectural silhouettes with geometric prints.
    Newcomer Samantha Leibowitz presented her collection of edgy women’s ready-to-wear. Returning brand ACID NYC showed a color mix of men’s and women’s looks inspired by the sea and returning brand Rohitava Banerjee, a Parsons student, followed up his debut show in February – where he was dubbed “the next Alexander McQueen” (Sourcing Journal) and “a 19-year-old wunderkind” (NY Post). Both returning brands are sustainable “Made in NYC” brands.
    The China Moment collective included NIKISTAVIA (customizable haute couture), Syu Syu Han (high-end women’s ready-to-wear), and Cashmere Song (a collection of cream colored eco, raw cashmere from head to toe).
    Celebrities came out in full support of these independent fashion designers, such as: Mischa Barton (“The OC”), Jessica Lowndes (“90210”), Teyana Taylor (singer and star of Kanye West’s new video “FADE”, who wore Nolcha designer Syu Syu Han) with husband  Iman Shumpert (Cleveland Cavaliers and co-star in Kanye West’s new video), Fatima Ptacek (Teen Star of “Dora The Explorer” who wore LU YANG to the show), Tyler Hilton (“One Tree Hill,” “Walk The Line”), Olivia Caridi (“The Bachelor” and host of “Distractify” who wore LU YANG to the show), Derek Warburton (Celebrity Stylist), Lauren Rae Levy (Celebrity Stylist), Elliott Sailors (Model), Asaf Goren (“So You Think You Can Dance” who also walked in the ACID NYC show), Gianna Ferazi (Nickelodeon star) and Miss New York. America’s Next Top Model stars Mame Adjei and Hadassah Richardson walked in the shows.
    Official Sponsors of the Nolcha Shows included Citi Bank, UPS, NeoGrid for Fashion, Red Cherry Lashes X Valley of the Dolls, BluePrint, and J.R. Ewing Bourbon.
    Be sure to read our full coverage of the Nolcha Shows in The Industry Issue on October 6th, as we feature the entire designer lineup straight from the runway, spotlight the celebs on the red carpet and introduce each creative talent that showcased their wonderful brand at the highly-anticipated Fashion Media Lounge at Bryant Park Hotel. Subscribe today to be stylishly informed: CLICK HERE. You don’t want to miss it!

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  • Couture Fashion Week

    Designer Ruben Campos Boasts About Canceling His Show In New York at Last Minute

    In a devious and reprehensible attempt to garner press coverage, Chilean fashion designer Ruben Campos has brought negative attention and publicity to himself.

    Mr. Campos recently boasted to “Las Ultimas Noticias” newspaper in Santiago that he canceled his scheduled fashion show at Couture Fashion Week New York on September 11, 2016 because he was not satisfied with the models for his show. What he neglected to mention was that he himself selected the models for his show the previous day and never expressed any dissatisfaction with them at that time. In his interview with LAN, Mr. Campos claims the models were too short, and that he requires models a minimum 1.75 meters tall (5’8”).

    According to Couture Fashion Week producer Andres Aquino, all the models Mr. Campos selected were between 5’9” and 6’. “Mr. Campos also claims he fitted the models on Saturday with the dresses to be shown on Sunday. This is not true,” assures Aquino. “He did not bring the dresses to the fitting on Saturday, as is the standard procedure when preparing for an important fashion show. And if he claims to have fitted the models on Saturday, why did he do that if the models were not up to his standards? And why did he not mention his complaint to the event producer and staff during the fitting? There were more than enough models on hand during the fitting, so if some did not meet his requirements, there were plenty of alternates available.”

    Mr. Campos showed an arrogant lack of professionalism with his last minute cancellation. He never had the courtesy to notify the event organizers that he was pulling out. Staff frantically tried to reach Mr. Campos for several hours when he did not show up on Sunday afternoon with the dresses to be shown on the runway. Models were waiting with their hair and makeup done, the audience was literally seated, the press was ready to cover the show with anticipation. Couture Fashion Week associate Pierre Dulanto of Moda Total, even had a special music mix prepared and cued to play during Mr. Campos’s show.

    Finally, a few minutes before the show was scheduled to begin, Mr. Campos decided to contact the producer to casually say he decided not to show. Needless to say, this caused a huge number of problems. Event staff scrambled to call in some additional performers, and the Elie Esper Salon, long time Couture Fashion Week Official Hair Stylists, stepped in to show some dazzling hair creations for the audience who had been looking forward to seeing the designs of Ruben Campos. The event producer had to apologize and offer the audience access to another show and the after party as compensation, which represents a monetary hit to the event.

    Mr. Campos’s complete lack of respect for the hard-working models, hair and makeup artists, event producer, audience and press is shocking. Thousands of dollars in pre-event promotion, preparation and sales efforts for Mr. Campos’s show were done by Couture Fashion Week. He seems proud of how badly he treated all the people involved, and even boasted that he has done this type of thing several times before.

    By playing the diva extraordinare, Mr. Campos brought great distress to the young women dreaming of their catwalk moment. One of the models who traveled to New York for the event was extremely upset, saying “My parents flew in from California and spent lots of money on travel and hotel to see me on the runway, only to find out at the last minute that Mr. Campos decided to cancel the show.” And like her, many other models did not commit to walk in other shows because they were selected to be in Mr. Campos’s show.

    Over 250 press organizations cover Couture Fashion Week, and the attending audience was around 350 people for Mr. Campos’s show. This season the event is also being covered by ZEE TV with a global reach over 1 billion viewers.

    Hopefully, the experience that Couture Fashion Week had with Ruben Campos in New York will serve as a warning to other event producers and organizers who might consider working with this inconsiderate and unprofessional designer.

    In the course of 24 seasons, Couture Fashion Week New York has become one of New York Fashion Week’s most prestigious events. It has presented hundreds of exceptional designers, many showing in the USA for the first time. The event includes world-class entertainment, trend-setting hair and makeup styling by industry leaders, and after parties, and it attracts fashion lovers, celebrities and VIPs from around the world.

    “We are puzzled and disappointed that Ruben Campos decided not to honor his commitment to do his fashion show,” stated Aquino, producer of CFW. “Couture Fashion Week is proud of being a high quality event with 24th consecutive seasons. In this case, our great staff and crew rose to the occasion to deliver a positive experience for the audience and press. We are already gearing up for a stellar 25th season February 2017.”

    SOURCE: CoutureFashionWeek.com

  • Marshelly’s Jewelry

    The right piece of jewelry can take your look to a new height. An artistic piece of jewelry can solidify your position as a style maven.

    That role starts with Marshelly’s. Each new piece is inspired by the experiences and reactions to life, music, and art. The designs that are edgy and eclectic, yet personal and full of life. With the extensive forming of angles and shapes, the true sense of the collections design is born out of artistic passion for jewelry design. Inspiration is an electric current that simply dazzles each new owner of a selected piece. Drawing on natural creative abilities of its founder’s passion to create a collection that is attractive and praise-worthy on its own, Marshelly’s does not disappoint.

    See why a purchase from this collection is much like wearing an iconic art collection.

    Marshelly’s Jewelry will be showcasing at: http://nolchashows.com. Find out more about Marshelly’s Jewelry at www.marshellys.com.

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    Launches First-Ever Campaign With Model Elsa Hosk

    The edgy contemporary brand that donates 10% of net proceeds to charity

    n : PHILANTHROPY is launching its first-ever brand campaign for the Fall 2016 season. Model and philanthropist Elsa Hosk will appear in the campaign, which was shot by famed fashion photographer Adam Franzino in the heart of Los Angeles, where the brand is based.

    In true charitable form, : PHILANTHROPY founder Yvonne Niami will be donating $200,000 to FAIR Girls, an anti-human-trafficking organization that prevents the exploitation of girls worldwide and a cause Hosk works closely with.

    “Brands like n : PHILANTHROPY make me proud to be a model and to use my platform to do something for the world,” says Hosk. “I am so proud to be a part of what they are doing and I wish there were more brands like it. This is the future: brands taking responsibility and giving back.”

    “The n : PHILANTHROPY woman stands for style, grit, and sensuality.  She doesn’t compromise on her style or her beliefs. She gives a damn about what she puts on her body and what she puts into the world,” says Niami.  “Elsa is beautiful indeed, but it was her huge heart and passion for FAIR Girls that made her the obvious choice to be the face of the brand.”

    Niami partnered with creative agency JWALK to highlight n : PHILANTHROPY’s unique contemporary edge while bringing the brand into wider consciousness.

    “The mission of our fall campaign collaboration with : PHILANTHROPY is to cement their unique position in the industry. They are both a fashion-forward contemporary line and committed to giving back, and this duality defines them,” says JWALK CEO and Co-Founder Doug Jacob. “In keeping with JWALK‘s dedication to counterculture content, we wanted to create a compelling, premium campaign that stays true to their identity and catapults their charitable edge into mainstream conversation.”

    The n : PHILANTHROPY Fall 2016 campaign will begin to roll out nationwide this fall.

    About n : PHILANTHROPY

    n : PHILANTHROPY is a contemporary collection of not so basic basics, both in look and mission. The brand believes in more than just profit and understands that style becomes even more powerful when it stands for something, which is why 10% of net proceeds are donated to pediatric cancer research and animal welfare.

    n : PHILANTHROPY was founded two years ago by Yvonne Niami, who left her job as a real estate developer and went on to create something that combined the two things that meant the most to her: fashion and philanthropy.  Aside from its devotion to philanthropy (hence its name), : PHILANTHROPY pushes the trend of comfort-consciousness out of its comfort zone, through garments that standout with hand distressing, dynamic deconstruction, and cutout detailing. Featuring faux fur and vegan leather, n : PHILANTHROPY exudes an unmistakable ‘laxed edge, suitable for the bed and the bar.

    Prices range from $58-$350 and the collection is available at Equinox, Bloomingdales, specialty boutiques across the country, and on www.nphilanthropy.com.