The 99 Shop: Fashion designers! Indie entrepreneurs, get your empire started with a bunch of new opportunities... First up, get your retail on by getting your work in a boutique at Manhattan's trendy Lower East Side. Pop-Up initiative, Republic Spaces is launching the 99 shop. Designers with...

The romance of France was on the mind of many designers for Spring 2017. Bibhu Mohapatra looked to Paris during the Belle Epoque era post WWI. It was a time of artists and exoticism that inspired many creatives of today. Vintage silhouettes of long skirts and peplums were prominent in the...

Like yesterday's Samuelsohn show, the preferred hair colour was metallic silver, this time to reflect Spaceman styling. Nick Graham is updating Bill Nye's lab coats to designer threads for his upcoming new series. His silvery suit had a print of rocketships. Metallics paid a prominent role...

and designer bow-ties. In the past they could include spa products, sex toys or shots of liquor. The models were female and male burle sque performersFalana Fox and Viktor Devonne. Both of them were game for any pose or state of deshabillement for the sake of good art. I love getting my...

Ralph Pucci is an accomplished product designer who frequently collaborates with the top fashion designers like Diane Von Furstenburg, Ruben Toledo, Christy Turlington, Anna Sui... Is a mannequin just a big doll where you hang clothes on like a coat hanger? Or is a mannequin the embodiment...

Contemporary art meets the runway at Johnson Hartig's fall 2015 fashion show. Ok, so that's a poor paraphrase of the tagline from the 2004 film The Libertine. Looking at the designer's social media accounts, he's often pursuing adventures across the world. He looks like he is more of a...

When is the last time a major fashion designer made clothes specifically to dance? TheStephen Burrows exhibitat the Museum of the City of New York is a retrospective of a designer inspired by nightlife. Stephen Burrows was a pioneering African American fashion designer whose look was defined...

This was a street art inspired collection. The clothing patterns ranged from graffiti to more intricate mural patterns to a subtle monochromatic dripping paint. More red carpet worthy were the fully beaded and sequined gowns head to toe street art colors. The more casual sportswear included...

The NYC Easter Parade is a tradition for the fashionable to flaunt their style that dates back to the 1870s. The head gear has evolved way beyond an elegant bonnet and has expanded to wearable art, fashion designer masterpieces, protest symbols or an afternoon of family crafts. There's me in...

In addition to the clothing on display, there were a lot of historical fashion plates (illustrations)and publications that documented the current trends of mourning styles that were de rigueur (mortis? Haha.) I particularly loved the mourning jewelry. There were intricate rings, brooches...

 

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