OPI: New Orleans Collection

From the filigreed iron of its balconies to the jazz and jambalaya that permeate its air, New Orleans personifies grace, gumption and joie de vivre. The city’s indomitable spirit is the inspiration for OPI’s New Orleans collection.

New Orleans Collection by OPI features 12 gorgeous new nail lacquers and matching GelColors that take nails and toes from beignets at Café du Monde all the way to nightcaps on Bourbon Street in style.

Sweet, spicy, soulful and vibrant, the palette is perfect for a town where parades pop up everywhere, and dancing in the streets is de rigueur. Every day is Mardi Gras with shades like “I Manicure for Beads” and “I’m Sooo Swamped.” It’s always fair (albeit steamy) weather, with “Humidi-tea” or “Let Me Bayou a Drink.” Other hues – “Got Myself into a Jam-balaya,” “Rich Girls & Po-Boys” and “Crawfishin’ for a Compliment” – pay homage to the Big Easy’s world-famous cuisine.

“The colors of New Orleans are more vibrant than ever, and we celebrate them wholeheartedly with our New Orleans collection,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador. “New Orleans is a place to recharge and revel. One where the atmosphere is delightfully diverse, where the food is epic and where music feeds the soul. We have bottled up a little of that special NOLA culture, all while supporting the city’s remarkable renaissance.”

New Orleans Collection by OPI includes the following shades in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas:

Let Me Bayou a Drink
This refreshing blush pink is my treat.
Humidi-Tea
Beat the heat in this nude shimmer.Suzi Nails New Orleans
This light, bright pink hits the spot for chic.I Manicure for Beads
Throw me nothing but this luscious purple crème!

Spare Me a French Quarter?
Say oui-oui to this mellowed raspberry crème.

She’s a Bad Muffuletta!
Don’t mess with this hot red crème!

Got Myself into a Jam-balaya
A yummy mélange of spice and creamy peach.

Crawfishin’ for a Compliment
This light, creamy orange is perfect on me, isn’t it?

Take a Right on Bourbon
An intoxicatingly, warm metallic pewter.

I’m Sooo Swamped!
This verdant, creamy green is drenched in style.

Rich Girls & Po-Boys
Make a date with this china blue crème.

Show Us Your Tips!
Let’s see how this periwinkle shimmer looks on you.

New Orleans Collection by OPI is available in both nail lacquer and GelColor. Nail lacquers retail for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN).  GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only.

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MBFW RUSSIA

RUSSIAN FASHION COUNCIL SETS THE DATES FOR THE NEW SEASON

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will take place from March 12 to March 16, 2017.

The Manege Central Exhibition Hall will feature the Fall/Winter 2017 collection runway shows by more than 50 designers from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and other countries. Live transmission, virtual and augmented realities, Fashion Futurum international conference, Russian Art Heritage festival and vibrant street style – this spring many talented and stylish people will meet in the heart of Moscow to attend the fashion shows and events of #MBFWRussia.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will be opened by Kids Fashion Festival. A show by SLAVA ZAITSEV Fashion House will start the Week’s agenda of presentations and catwalk shows. Alena Akhmadullina, VIVA VOX, YASYA MINOCHKINA (Ukraine), Julia Nikolaeva, Dasha Gauser, Julia Dalakian, IGOR GULYAEV, DIMANEU, Saint-Tokyo, Artem Shumov, Lumiere Garson and many other designers will offer their presentations on the catwalks of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia.

Fashion Futurum international conference, which was successfully launched last year, will take place for the second time and will be dedicated to the innovations in fashion. Fashion Futurum 2017 will be focused mainly on the transformation that fashion industry is going through globally. World’s leading fashion experts will be speakers of the event as they will also host seminars and take part in panel discussions giving their opinions on the most pressing issues related to the new patterns of consumption, new technology, new production and educational models, new talents in fashion industry.

Anyway, Russia hasn’t yet seen an international forum of such a level, and even if a few dozen people from the audience hasn’t yet figured out but just started thinking about their perspective in fashion industry, this would be already a big win. Thus, step by step Russia will have a chance to become part of the bright fashion future, if not as a world fashion capital, then as a civilized and professional member of the international fashion community,” Kommersant business daily wrote about the first Fashion Futurum conference held in March of 2016 that was attended by Viktor Evtukhov (State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation), Carlo Capasa (president of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana), Denis Pak (Director of Department of Internal Trade, Light Industry and Consumer Market of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade), Eddie Mullon (Lightmetrics president, Fashion GPS founder and CEO, USA), Carl Waldekranz (CEO and co-founder of Tictail, Sweden), Sara Maino (Head of the Vogue Talents, Italy), Danilo Venturi (Dean of Polimoda, Italy), designer Denis Simachev and many others.

Each edition of MBFW Russia instantly becomes the main fashion event of the season as the leading Russian media outlets are going live from the Manege Central Exhibition Hall, top fashion websites are publishing the highlights from the runway shows, glossy magazines are making special supplements on the best designers shows of the season and Instagram features an avalanche of tens of thousands of images with the event’s official hashtag, #MBFWRussia.

Moreover, MBFW Russia is being covered by the leading international media outlets, for instance, photos of the last season were published by Vogue.com, BusinessOfFashion.com, Firstview.com, WGSN and at dozens of other websites. Leading Western media outlets also reviewed Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia’s events:

“Russia is again on the fashion map”. (W Magazine)

“It is certainly a positive move on behalf of MBFW Russia to put on their main schedule the collective shows from the young designers, that showed a lot of potential in terms of pursuing fresh concepts”. (Vogue Italia)

“Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia features a combination of the country’s successful and commercial designers alongside with up-and-coming talents”. (Fashionista)

The title partner of the Fashion Week is Mercedes-Benz. Follow the events taking place on the catwalks of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia globally live at www.mercedesbenzfashionweek.ru

Meghan Markle’s Return

Meghan Markle Designs Fall Workwear Collection for Reitmans

Canadian retailer Reitmans is delighted to announce Meghan Markle’s return as a design collaborator, introducing her second capsule collection, launching this fall. The collection of fashion-forward staples includes five versatile pieces that can easily be mixed and matched taking women effortlessly from desk to dinner. Heavily involved in the design process, Ms. Markle ensured her personal style was reflected in each item.

“The first collection was a learning curve for me and for Reitmans as well. We wanted to provide a capsule collection that incorporated my personal style and personality while always embracing the Reitmans woman,” says Markle. “The fall collection is comprised of pieces I love to wear with a bit of an edge. I hope Reitmans shoppers will love it as much as I do!”

Five key pieces designed by Ms. Markle create the ultimate fall wardrobe, including a modern update on traditional workwear pieces such as a faux leather pencil skirt and boyfriend-style blouse. Cropped leggings and a turtleneck bodysuit add a casual, trendy take on weekend dressing. Rounding out the collection is a cashmere blend poncho that can be styled three different ways.

Ms. Markle truly embodies the modern, professional woman, both in her career and personal life. She resonates with both existing and new Reitmans customers, making her the perfect partner for this workwear collection,” says Jackie Tardif, Senior Vice-President of Merchandising for Reitmans.

The Meghan Markle fall collection was made available online and at select Reitmans stores across Canada on November 3. An exclusive online pre-sale for registered shoppers is also be available, customers can learn more by visiting Reitmans.com.

About Reitmans (Canada) Limited:

Reitmans (Canada) Limited is Canada’s leading specialty fashion retailer. Founded in Montreal in 1926, the Company today employs 10,000 Canadians and operates over 700 stores across Canada through its banners Reitmans, Penningtons, Addition Elle, RW&CO., Thyme Maternity and Hyba. Reitmans (Canada) Limited promotes women’s health and welfare through its various community initiatives. Reitmans (Canada) Limited is a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RET, RET-A). For more information, visit the company’s website, www.reitmanscanadalimited.com.

Fashion Week Paris

Louis Vuitton

Spring-Summer 2017

The collection of Creative Director, Nicolas Ghesquière, attracted numerous famous guests to come to Place Vendôme in the heart of the city. It was not by chance that this location was chosen since the new Maison Louis Vuitton will be constructed there; very close to the first boutique the company founder himself opened 150 years ago.

Ghesquière himself describes the collection as a modern interpretation of the Parisian Chic, however different than one might expect: With black leather, jagged seams, jazzy makeup, oversized shoulder pads und slim waist belts, some 80s vibes resonate with the drafts. The retro silhouettes are combined with metallic dresses and asymmetric styles. Ghesquière, who is an outspoken science-fiction fan, hence creates something that could be described as a retro-futuristic fashion. Nevertheless, the combinations appear soft, mature and chic.

Crédits:
Makeup: Pat Mc Grath
Hairdresser: Paul Hanlon
Music: Michel Berger- ‘Rive droite, Rive gauche’ movie soundtrack
Headman- ‘Beloved’ (Daniel Avery’s ‘Divided Love’ Remix)
Photographer: Giovanni Giannoni
Text: Louis Vuitton

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!

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