Toronto-based design studio Sonya Lee will present the S.L.02 Collection at Capsule New York Women’s Accessories for S/S17, taking place from September 17th till 19th 2016. The distinctive ten-piece offering of handmade bags and accessories represents a physical concept in practice.
Through designer and co-founder Stephanie Ibbitson’s multifaceted approach to industrial design, architecture and contemporary perception, Sonya Lee selects the highest quality vegetable tanned leather as its preferred medium for creativity. Revealing the marks of time and decay throughout its history, the expressive nature of this organic material shapes the singular identity of each silhouette.
GEN ART FRESH FACES IN FASHION returned to Los Angeles with their signature runway show, highlighting a notable group of West Coast designers including, womenswear brand 34N118W, menswear brands Bristol and Elliott Evan, and accessories brands Rafa and Legier. Each designer showcased a curated collection of looks that will be featured in a shoppable experience in partnership with online retailer, Spring on August 11, 2016. As an extension of the Fresh Faces in Fashion program, Gen Art is launching their first concept shop at Bloomingdales SoHo during September 2016 New York Fashion Week. The shop will feature collections from select designers of their fashion roster in a unique and engaging in-store experience.
The New School and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will be launching New York Textile Month with an exhibition called ‘Talent’, exhibiting design students’ creations. The students will come from varying schools including Parsons School of Design, Central Saint Martins, Kent State University, the Royal College of Art, the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Politecnico di Bari, Philadelphia University and Pratt Institute. Housed in two colonial buildings, the pop-up exhibition will be open to the public from September 1, 2016 until September 18, 2016.
New York Textile Month will showcase through a continuous 30-day event, various exhibitions, shows and workshops with the aim of putting emphasis on the textile industry and the creativity it brings.
Creative Recreation, is launching their Autmun/Winter 2016 campaign with musician Nick Jonas, who is currently serving as the company’s brand ambassador. The Fall ’16 collection is a play on the co-existence of heat and serenity. The campaign showcases Jonas wearing a pair of red Creative Recreation kicks in the Deross silhouette. Built on a Vibram rubber outsole and Vatabond EVA midsole, this sneaker is provides wearers with easy on/off acces with its pull loops and elastic stretch fit system.
Mavi, along with Orta Anadolu, have announced their continued advocacy to protect endangered sea turtles by supporting the Ecological Research Society’s (EKAD) Indigo Turtles project for 2016.
The Indigo Turtles project, which was launched in 2014 and saves nearly fifteen thousand hatchlings every year, aims to protect two species of sea turtles native to the Mediterranean, Caretta caretta and Chelonia mydas, each of which has navigated the earth for 110 million years. By helping sea turtles reach the sea, the Indigo Turtles project raises awareness of volunteering while making a difference. The project resounds not only in Turkey but also around the world.
Kicking off the second annual Indigo Turtle project, Mavi and Orta have introduced children’s T-shirts to their existing line of men’s and women’s T-shirts, encouraging support at a younger age. Every purchase of a Mavi Indigo Turtle T-shirt safeguards the lives of 10 baby sea turtles and makes a contribution to the Mediterranean basin.
Mavi and Project are hosting a Q&A discussion panel with Adriano Goldschmied on the topic of denim innovation. The panel named ‘past, present and future of denim” at the event titled “Adriano Goldschmied Unthreaded” will take place at the Project trade show from Aug 15th till 17th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
The panel will focus on the future of denim by addressing topics such as fabric innovation, product development, sustainability and the long term direction of denim. The event, which is being held in partnership with Mavi Jeans, is one of a number of special events hosted by Project to promote its new P1VOT section.
NYDJ has opened one of their first stand-alone retail locations at Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City. The 1,500 square-foot store, which features an entirely mobile point-of-sale system, will offer NYDJ’s full collection of denim, pants, tops, and jackets. With over 65 sizes across women’s, petite, plus, and a newly-launched maternity collection. In addition to NYDJ styles, the store will carry a selection of luxury basic t-shirts from Road22, an organization that employs formerly incarcerated women and gives them a fresh start.
Residential in feel, the store was designed in partnership with NYC-based firm Kramer Design Group and utilizes a sophisticated and soothing neutral color palette with lavender and gray accents. A central denim table inspired by a home’s kitchen island serves as the store’s focal point and is a key area for discovery and education. The fitting rooms are feminine, plush and spacious with a boudoir-meets-living room aesthetic and offer a comfortable environment for women to experience the brand.
The Long Island store is the first of two NYDJ stores to open in the United States this year, the other location opened at Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale, AZ.
Partnering with the AOL Charitable Foundation Award, the names of the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund and 2016 Award recipients have been announced. The AOL Charitable Foundation Award provides grants to filmmakers whose feature-length documentaries illuminate the lives of women and youth around the globe, and spotlight the ways they are working to improve their communities and futures.
This year the winning documentaries all explore social and humanist questions, receiving a subsidy of 150,000 dollars to finance their production.
The Met’s Costume Institute in New York will debut this coming autumn its new exhibition called ‘Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion’. The latter will feature 60 works acquired by the museum in its archive over the past 10 years. It will explore how the department has honed its collecting strategy to amass masterworks of the highest aesthetic and technical quality, including iconic works by designers who have changed the course of fashion history and advanced fashion as an art form.
“Our mission is to present fashion as a living art that interprets history, becomes part of the historical process, and inspires subsequent art,” said Mr. Bolton. “Over the seven decades since The Costume Institute became part of The Met in 1946, our collecting strategy has shifted from creating a collection of Western high fashion that is encyclopedic in breadth to one focused on acquiring a body of masterworks.”
The exhibition will be exhibited in the Anna Wintour Costume Center from November 8th 2016 till February 5th 2017.
18for18/Project Rescue holds an annual skydive (from 18,000 feet which to put in perspective is 3.4 miles up making this the highest possible commercial jump) every August to raise awareness, funds and other resources to combat the sex trade and trafficking. Human sex trafficking is the 2nd largest criminal enterprise in the world. For the past two years Hudson Jeans has supported this organization. This year the goal is to raise $100,000 to help in the fight to eradicate human sex slavery.