#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)

Designer Adriana Sahar and Style Fashion Week #NYFWSS19

Style Fashion Week, the producer of globally recognized fashion events, provides top designers with a world-class platform to showcase their collections. Each year Style Fashion Week presents the season’s must-see shows, unforgettable performances, and exclusive installations.

Their expansive Style Marketplace immerses guests in fashion as well as art and design. Industry and consumers directly engage with brands throughout the week. Style Fashion Week produces events throughout the year in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Palm Springs, Coachella, Dubai & more.

 

 

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.

 

 

How to Get Into the World of Fashion: Formal Education and Self-Education

Perhaps you want you to do more than just dress well. Perhaps, you would love to the part of the fast-moving world of setting trends, but why stop there? You might even want to be able to experience fashion week in New York, Paris, or Milan.

How do you get into the field? What does it take to find employment that will get you there?

The answer to these questions is twofold: Get a formal education about fashion and initiate your own self-education about fashion.

A Formal Education About Fashion

Choose a school that has an excellent reputation. LIM College fashion graduate programs are ranked among the best in the world. A Master’s degree will give you general knowledge about the world of fashion, help you get hired by the top companies in the fashion industry, and give you the foundation you need to excel in your career. You can choose from many programs—Fashion Marketing or Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management, or Global Fashion Supply Chain Management.

Besides the educational benefits, you’ll also develop a whole network of friends, mentors, teachers and industry contacts. Some of these relationships may play a key role in the evolution of your career over the years.

Initiating Your Own Self-Education About Fashion

When it comes to educating yourself about fashion, your goals are to learn how to develop a fashion sense, how to evaluate the different aspects of any outfit, and how to identify your own personal preferences.

While a formal education and getting a job in the field will give you a good understanding of the fashion industry, your self-education serves a different purpose. You’ll increase your own self-awareness about what kinds of clothes you like and why you like them. You will understand your preferences when it comes to color, fabric, and design. And you’ll gradually become much more confident about your own ability put together a fashionable wardrobe.

Your self-education could consist of learning how to observe what other people are wearing and learning how to model what other people are wearing.

Learning how to observe 

A skilled fashion observer will notice many things about a well-dressed person in a few seconds. They will notice what pieces the other person is wearing. They will notice what colors blend and what colors clash. They will notice whether the accessories work or look clunky. And they will notice what shoes the other person pairs with their outfits.

Besides sitting in coffee shops and casually watching people pass by on the streets, you should also pay close attention to the people in your fashion school and in your class, as well as in other places you frequent.

You’ll also want to inform your understanding of what works and what doesn’t by reading fashion magazines and blogs to learn about a broad range of styles.

Another thing you can do is talk to people who have a well-developed fashion style to find out how they think about fashion and come up with their outfits. You will learn a lot about fashion by discovering how fashionable people see the world.

Learning how to model 

Modeling isn’t just about magazine covers, catwalks, and fashion shows. A deeper definition of the word is to study a craft. Although you are developing your own style, it’s a good idea to also experiment with how other people dress. For instance, pick an outfit someone in a magazine is wearing, then buy the same clothes. Notice what you like and what you don’t like about how the outfit looks on you.

Modeling what others are wearing will force you to pay attention to many details that you would otherwise not have noticed. Additionally, it will also help you have a much stronger awareness about what it is that you consider attractive.

In conclusion, think of formal education and self-education as projects that you can work on at the same time. While a formal education will teach you about the world of fashion, your self-education will teach you about your own preferences and increase your self-awareness and self-confidence.

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BAES AND BIKINIS – HAUTE COUTURE SHOW Miami Swim Week 2018 Show Recap

California-based swimwear brand, Baes and Bikinis, showcased their 2019 collection at the Paraiso Tent during Miami Swim Week on Thursday, July 12th, 2018.

This year’s show, Haute Couture, took crochet to the next level with a mixture of sexy and modern swimwear styles, followed by delicate coverups.
Inspired by the Greek Islands, the Bahamas, Hawaii and Malibu, Baes and Bikinis showcased a sexy swimwear line with plenty of knits, crochet, and delicate details.
The brand combines imported soft fabrics and seamless comfort to encompass the lifestyle of the perfect low cut island bikini mixed with a flirty Malibu fit.