Friday, September 11, 2009
Fashion, Fashion, Fashion!
It was simply chaotic in the Meatpacking District yesterday evening.
Stores were open until 11-12pm with DJs spinning, drinks served and promotions given away...people were lining up to get in their favorite stores. In the US, American Vogue has joined with NYC & Company, the City of New York, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America to enliven again the consumer spirit that churns the economy and boosts the local industry of America’s fashion capital, New York City. Next only to finance, fashion is the second-largest sector of industry in New York City—the headquarters of more than 800 fashion companies employing 175,000 people and generating $10 billion in total wages. At City Hall’s May 20 press conference to announce Fashion’s Night Out, Vera Wang said, "To put it bluntly, if people don’t shop, people lose their jobs." Please help the retailers! lol
The first evening of New York Fashion Week, Fashion's Night Out is celebrating the retail business to encourage and help retail stores, who have suffered a lot especially in this economy. It seemed to me like most people were there more for the promotions and free drinks/foods lol... rather than shopping. It was a fun night out with friends, definitely Sex and The City style...
At the Diane Von Furstenberg store, a hundred of young women and a few men (boyfriends) were waiting in line to have their photograph taken with Diane in person. She was there signing signing autographs and yes she seemed genuinely nice and pleasant, a warm and kind woman...yet so powerful.
At SCOOP, they were promoting a new lip gloss that plumps the lips yet has HOODIA an active herbal ingredient to cut appetite...now that sounds gross if you ask me. I do not want to starve myself but it seems like most women want to look like Angelina Jolie these days. The lip gloss were going for $20 each and the promotion was if you buy 2 you get the 3rd one free. Who needs 3 of those? lol...At least, Veronica, one of he spokes model of the lip gloss, looked like she was having fun promoting it.
It was definitely a fun night but not sure it was lucrative for the retailers...
Designer Michael Angel September 10th 2009, NYC
Photo by Sandy Ramirez
Michael Angel kicked-off NY Fashion Week with a strong collection and hell of a statement! It was all bold, colorful, bright, glitzy, geometric and very fun. His silhouettes were mainly concentrated on the torso and most of his dresses were short and playful. Aussie Designer Michael Angel made a collection for modern and independent women. He drew inspiration from strong influential women such as Nancy Cunard and Josephine Baker. Bold prints included abstract florals and faceted gems, and several ensembles featured heavy doses of bling on sleeves, collars, and the best of these, "Swarovski" embellished zippers that were subtle and swank. Loved it! His show definitely left our mouth watery begging for more. His fashions are absolutely entertaining to watch although they wouldn't be to everyone's taste.Earrings were also geometric and bold, natural makeup to balance the boldness. Sexy, Sexy even when the economy is low! :) Why not?
So we had the opportunity to attend a great Fashion Show yesterday.
SPURR BY Simon Spurr launched its Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Having worked for brand names such as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, Spurr started his line 3 years ago, here in New York.
With an array of "pretty boyish models" wearing his clothing, Simon Spurr went for a refreshing and clean look for Spring/Summer 2010. The collection had a great sense of unity.
Lots of pink, salmon colors, soft yellow and light blue, navy blue, grey, pale lilac, pastel color palette with cuts reminiscing of the classic look with a touch of Golf...accentuated by his signature the handkerchief flower...I would say romantic men. Silhouettes were slender, clean lines. Fabrics were light such as light weight nylon, wool, cashmere, Lapel Linen, cotton bamboo. Great mix between casual and sophisticated yet functional.The collection is perfect for men that are confident in their masculinity because not all men can pull off pink or yellow, straight legged-pants with flower handkerchiefs...The vintage jeans appeared very comfortable. Our friend Daniel was wearing of their jean and stated :" They are so comfy! ".
The PR company behind the event pulled off a great event sponsored by delicious ACAI VEEV vodka, Fiji water and Parrot frames, good music by a DJ ALEX from Tokyo, great loft, amazing location and very classy and good-looking crowd.
Look out for this emerging designer, he is definitely a rising high-fashion Designer!