Cantu Beauty: Official Hair Sponsor of The LaQuan Smith Show for New York Fashion Week

Leading multicultural hair care brand, Cantu Beauty, is the official hair sponsor of The LaQuan Smith Show for SS20. Partnering with LaQuan and celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble, the brand worked with the team to create runway-ready natural hair looks.

Featured Photo from LaQuan Smith Instagram

Cantu is bringing their fans backstage to fashion’s biggest week with one of the industry’s top designers whose collections have been seen on the likes of Rihanna and Kylie Jenner. From the dressing room to the front row, the partnership will provide Cantu consumers an up-close and personal look and experience into the world of New York Fashion Week through LaQuan’s show on Cantu‘s digital properties. The partnership will also entail Kimble using Cantu‘s award-winning products such as Cantu Coconut Curling Cream, Cantu Curl Activator Cream, and Cantu Edge Stay Gel in styling the models’ hair for the show.

Cantu is excited to partner with such an amazing and unique talent as LaQuan in helping create beautifully textured hairstyles to complement his Spring-Summer collection,” said Cantu Beauty Global Marketing Director Dametria Mustin. “We love how edgy and real LaQuan is as a designer and believe this partnership connects perfectly with our Cantu audience – she wants real beauty and fashion. We can’t wait to see his bold and innovative take on hair.”

Over the years, Cantu has partnered with other designers such as Tracey Reese to bring a spotlight to natural hair on the runway during New York Fashion Week. On Sunday, September 8, brand fans expected to see Cantu correspondent and lifestyle influencer Kia Davidson, who goes by @TheNotoriousKia on Instagram, go behind-the-scenes with live moments and interviews with LaQuan, Kimble, the show’s key celebrity makeup artist Sir John and models while viewing the actual runway show. Viewers can anticipate seeing various curl types to body types, the collaboration between Cantu and LaQuan will celebrate every woman.

Consumers can learn more about The LaQuan Smith Show and Cantu‘s collaboration during New York Fashion Week SS20 by following the brand on Instagram at @cantubeauty.

Cantu products are made for all hair types – curly, coily, and wavy textures – and readily available at major retailers including Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Amazon and more.

About Cantu Beauty

It’s Cantu Beauty’s mission to celebrate you in all your glory. Whether you’re rocking coils, curls, waves, or straight tresses, Cantu designs products specifically with you and your hair’s versatility in mind. Cantu‘s collection of award-winning products is inspired by beautifully textured hair to help you achieve any look you desire. With one-of-a-kind formula, Cantu helps achieve everything from cutting-edge looks to classic styles.

#NYFW OZLANA SS19 Runway Collection: Romantic Street Couture

Australian brand Ozlana presented their much-anticipated new collection DREAM STILL____ at New York Fashion Week. An edgy yet romantic take on street couture, the new collection highlighted their experimental textiles, quality fabrics, and sustainable artisan techniques.

The mood at the runway was serene, with a naturalistic set design featuring dried wildflowers and pampas grass, soft fur overlays, and lightweight cloud props hanging from the air, illuminated in soft hues. The sound of chirping birds and projected moving scenes of waves and stars created an immersive experience, as if within nature, in the heart of midtown New York.

DREAM STILL____ translates a tale of nostalgia as a woman builds her life in the city, recalling her beautiful countryside youth, and lapsing into a sweet recollection of what has been. Presenting an All Seasons collection, and subverting the traditional fashion calendar, OZLANA brings a new moment to their audience, combining highly wearable, practical fashion with an idealistic, dreamy mood.

#NYFW Style Fashion Week: Designer Chick SS19 Collection

On day three of Style Fashion Week New York, designers, Marco Marco, FUNARI New York, Ydamys Simo, Emma Altman, BBTC / Love Baby J, Chick, Father Akki and Smock Me showcased SS’19 designs at the Manhattan Center.

Guests of the shows additionally enjoyed performances by Chloe Maggs presented by Vezt Music App. Essentia Water kept attendees, models, and designers hydrated throughout the night.

Models were beautified by Davines. Guests, VIP’s and socialites enjoyed Tipsy Girl Wines as they viewed the season’s latest collections. The decor was provided by Jimmy DeLaurentis.

© 2018 Albert Evangelista Photography (Instagram/Twitter: @aarree)
© 2018 Albert Evangelista Photography (Instagram/Twitter: @aarree)
© 2018 Albert Evangelista Photography (Instagram/Twitter: @aarree)
© 2018 Albert Evangelista Photography (Instagram/Twitter: @aarree)
© 2018 Albert Evangelista Photography (Instagram/Twitter: @aarree)
© 2018 Albert Evangelista Photography (Instagram/Twitter: @aarree)
© 2018 Albert Evangelista Photography (Instagram/Twitter: @aarree)
© 2018 Albert Evangelista Photography (Instagram/Twitter: @aarree)
© 2018 Albert Evangelista Photography (Instagram/Twitter: @aarree)
© 2018 Albert Evangelista Photography (Instagram/Twitter: @aarree)
© 2018 Albert Evangelista Photography (Instagram/Twitter: @aarree)
© 2018 Albert Evangelista Photography (Instagram/Twitter: @aarree)

Photos by Mark Gunter
Album photos by Mark Gunter

Style Fashion Week Brings Los Angeles’ Top Influencer Designers to the New York Runway

This weekend, Style Fashion Week brought LA’s hottest influencer designers to the New York Runway. Briana Wilson’s Matte Brand, Adriana Sahar, and Sweet Talk Swim debuted their SS’19 collections at the Manhattan Center on Friday. Seated front row was Ming Lee Simmons, Julz (YesJulz) Goddard, WolfTyla, Diggy Simmons and Sihoban Bell were among others were seated front row. Models, styled by Davines strutted down the runway. VIP’s and socialite guests viewed sipped Tipsy Girl Wines and lounged in VIP boxes, where the decor was provided by renowned furniture designer Jimmy DeLaurentis.

 

These young brands and designers, often the inspiration behind luxury giants, rarely make their way to the New York runway—operating under tight margins without corporate budgets to produce major runway shows.

 

Style Fashion Week helps to share the cost of these major productions—providing designers the platform to display their work on the same level as their luxury competitors. Style Fashion Week recognizes that these designers are a vital piece of the fashion community and will continue to work to support them.

 

© 2018 Albert Evangelista Photography (Instagram/Twitter: @aarree)
© 2018 Albert Evangelista Photography (Instagram/Twitter: @aarree)
© 2018 Albert Evangelista Photography (Instagram/Twitter: @aarree)
© 2018 Albert Evangelista Photography (Instagram/Twitter: @aarree)
© 2018 Albert Evangelista Photography (Instagram/Twitter: @aarree)

NAILS BY KISS: NYFW SS19 and Designer Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano debuted his Spring/Summer 2019 Collection at New York Fashion Week, featuring an exotic “twisted zebra” nail look — using imPRESS Press-On Manicure Medium Length Nails in Black, and KISS Nail Artist Paints.

Models’ nail looks were created by Gina Edwards, Lead Manicurist for KISS Products Inc.

 

 

ESSENCE CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCED ON THE HEELS OF THE ICONIC BASKETBALL PLAYER’S REVEAL OF HIS LATEST COLLABORATION WITH DESIGNERS FROM HARLEM FASHION ROW

ESSENCE, the leading media, technology, and commerce company serving Black women, today will launch The Strongest—a captivating new social media campaign highlighting sixteen Black women who exemplify strength to NBA star LeBron James. The announcement comes fresh off the heels of the sports icon’s exclusive reveal of his latest Nike signature shoe collaboration—designed by three African-American women—during Harlem Fashion Row’s (HFR) annual gala last night, where he was honored with the HFR Icon Award.

Featured Photo from Essence

In The Strongest, viewers will be moved by stunning images of these sixteen women who inspire us all through their various roles as activists, trendsetters, family, athletes, business leaders, journalists, content creators, and entertainers.  The list of names includes James’ wife Savannah James; his mother Gloria James; tennis icon Serena Williams; Emmy-award winning writer/actress Lena Waithe; Olympian Simone Biles; TV commentator Cari Champion; Marketing Executive Bozoma Saint John; his Nike shoe collaborators, designers Fe Noel, Kimberly Goldson and Undra Celeste; and many more. In bringing these stories to life, James’ goal is to encourage a celebration focused on women of color from a place of positivity.

James, who is known for using his popular platform to empower those making a positive impact in their communities, felt it was important to bring in previously unheard voices as he embarked on this journey to reveal his definition of strength to the world. Showcasing everyone from celebrity to CEO, he enabled and empowered women of color to be a part of this movement in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

For more exclusive photos, footage and a full list of The Strongest, please visit ESSENCE.com and join the conversation @ESSENCE via Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

About Essence Communications Inc.
Essence Communications is the number one media company dedicated to Black women and inspires a global audience of more than 15 million through diverse storytelling and immersive original content.  With a multi-platform presence in publishing, experiential and online, ESSENCE encompasses its signature magazine; digital, video and social platforms; television specials; books; as well as live events, including Black Women in MusicBlack Women in HollywoodStreet Style and the ESSENCE Festival.  Essence Communications is owned by Essence Ventures, an independent African-American owned company focused on merging content, community, and commerce to meet the evolving cultural and lifestyle needs of women of color.

Stevie Boi Presents “PINK” During New York Fashion Week “PINK is the New Definition of High-Fashion ”

This September 2018, Internationally known Fashion Designer, Actor, and Author Stevie Boi will present his latest collection “PINK” as he hosts his own show during NYFW. Stevie Boi is best known for his sunglass line Stevie Boi Shades. You’ve probably seen his shades on icons such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Justin Bibber and more!

Beyonce Diva Video

We expect more than 300 guests, comprising of celebrities, local and international press, tastemakers, and high net wealth individuals. As a memento, the VIPs will receive exclusive gift bags featuring products and information from our sponsors. Not only will this event include a Live Fashion Show, displaying Stevie Boi’s latest collection, and an exclusive VIP Reception, but will also feature a promotional Fashion Film and Netflix Series Entitled “Stevie Boi Takes The World”.

Stevie brings his unique designs to the runway with much fanfare. Fearless, strong, and visionary, the Stevie Boi brand embodies the personal strength it takes to be unique in today’s world. The official event location, time and date will be released in the next few weeks.

Stevie Boi

Stevie Boi is an American fashion designer, actor and founder of the luxury eye-wear line & Brand SBShades. Boi designs and sells unisex eye-wear and accessories on his website and in select luxury boutique stores across the globe. Stevie has designed eye-wear for stars such as Kesha, Beyonce, Madonna, Britney Spears, Katy Perry + many more. Stevie Boi was born in Augusta, Georgia but raised overseas. For more information please visit: www.stevieboi.com/

Romeo + Juliet Couture Showcase FW’18 Collection at Cipriani During New York Fashion Week

This past week, Romeo + Juliet Couture showcased their FW’18 collection during Style Fashion Week New York at Cipriani. Guests enjoyed Notorious Pink Rosé as they mingled in the expansive art market, featuring artwork by Derek Gores, Adam Thompson, UnCutt Art and works from LUMAS Gallery. Models were beautified by Davines sustainable haircare, while VIP’s and guests enjoyed cosmetics gifts by Onsen. Vezt music app brought industry executives to the crowd as upcoming artists including Jae Hall, Amanda Holley, Chris Stylez, Arielle, and Vyse performed between shows.

Essentia kept guests hydrated throughout the events. Additional performances by Dinner land artists AzialIAm, Él Fleego, Bam Vito & more wrapped up an incredible series of New York Fashion Week events. For more information please visit www.stylefashionweek.com

Malan Breton AW 18 Collection #NYFW

Renowned for his innate theatricality and artistic flavor, Malan Breton delivers a collection with depth, soul, and literary references. Inspiration derived from Edwardian Tarot, Merlin, Chinese astrology and The myth of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. The four riders are seen as symbolizing Conquest, War, Famine, and Death.
“This collection has been a journey of self-realization, a point of gaining ones hope back in humanity. Rebuilding one’s shell, one’s armour, one’s heart. Love lost, valour, and watching gluttony, and greed change humanity for the worst….” – Malan Breton
Malan’s work echoes his deepest personal preoccupations. With that, this fighting collection was built with the structure of strength in mind. Calculated decadence, rendered in a split between strong and seductive; the epitomisation of femininity.
Staying true to his Asian roots, opulent color and exotic Swarovski embellishment reaches its apotheosis in this hair-raising debouch of pieces. All mastered by antique Asian techniques of weaving, embroidery and dying.
Fabrics used are all things chinoiserie-inspired; silk organza, silk tulle, silk brocade, reimagined kimono fabrics specially woven as well as Chinese brocades. Toughened by shearling, leather, tweed, Angora, feathers, glass beading and tourmaline. Malan sticks with his sustainable elements of recycled bottles created into paillettes.
Not for the faint-hearted, this collection stands firm for battle.
About Malan Breton:
Malan Breton opened his first NYC retail shop for a man, and woman, following his training at Turnbull & Asser, and Raasi. Fantôme emulates the soul of Saville Row tailoring with an eastern influence, Breton‘s premiere collection.
The Brand is InStyle Magazines number eight most tweeted fashion brand for 2017, known as “The Internets Fave Designer” (Yahoo News), and “one of New York City’s most celebrated designers of the past decade” (Amsterdam News). Malan Breton originates from Taipei, Taiwan. In 2017 he was the first fashion designer to be a part of the cryptocurrency phenomenon, opening the first blockchain based online retail shop in fashion.
Malan Breton® is the recipient of the 2016 FGI “Rising Star” award in Menswear, the 2015 European Fashion Council’s “Eirene” award, 2015, and 2016 Taiwan Tourism Award for contributions in fashion, and media. In 2011 Malan Breton® and NBC Universal were a nominee for the WGSN Global Fashion Award for Outstanding Collaboration. Malan Breton, is also the recipient of the 2015NYIFF Award for best documentary short, as director of the biographical fashion film “Malan Breton – A Journey to Taiwan”, It was later considered for the Academy Award.
Malan Breton® counts Ariana Grande, Lorde, Celine Dion, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Fan Bing Bing, Martha Plimpton, Kerry Washington, Michael Buble, Minnie Driver, Kylie Minogue, Ricki Lake, the KPOP bands BTS, Rania, and EXP Edition, Daniel Craig, Law Roach, Jessica Pimentel, Keith Carradine, Scarlett Johansson, Ray J, Bonang Matheba, Kiera Chaplin, Rachel Adejeji, Gavin Creel, Lena Hall, Katrina Bowden, Frankie Grande, Desmond Child, Sam Witwer, Florida Georgia Line, Anna Passey,  Paul Wesley, Jody Watley, Nolan Gerard – Funk, the Prince of Wales, Ana Ivanovic, Rania, Nomzamo Mbatha, Fleur East, and Jade Thirlwall as clients.
Malan Breton® has also been featured on BravoTV Network, with his own show titled “The Malan show”  and has costumed Breaking Bad, The American Music Awards, The BET AWARDS, Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve, Quantico, Ru Pauls Drag Race, MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, Australia’s Next Top Model, China’s Next Top Model, MTV’s VMAS, The Superbowl halftime show for Pepsi, NBC’s Minute to Win It, The Today Show, and many, others.
Malan Breton is officially Ambassador of Tourism to Taiwan, and has designed the official government workwear, and stationary.
Photo Credit:  “ALPHA”