CADILLAC AND TITLE OF WORK RAISED THE STAKES THIS NYFW: MEN’S SEASON WITH A CELEBRATORY GAME NIGHT EVENT AT CADILLAC HOUSE
To celebrate the opening of Title of Work’s Retail Lab at Cadillac House, the evening featured an immersive accessory installation and multiple rounds of “poker” for New York’s art and fashion communities。
New York, NY – February 6, 2018 – Title of Work, CFDA, and Cadillac hosted “Casino Night” on Monday, February 5th from 9:00pm - 11:00pm at Cadillac House to kick off NYFW: Men’s and celebrate Title of Work’s Retail Lab launch.
Drawing inspiration from Assouline’s book, “Poker, The Ultimate Guide,” CFDA Artist and Designer, Jonathan Meizler from Title of Work, was inspired to host a casino night putting his own twist on the party. As guests entered Cadillac House, they received a complimentary welcome chip allowing them to participate in a variety of casino-inspired games throughout the evening. To set the tone, a black 1967 Cadillac Fleetwood El Dorado Coupe was on display as celebrity guests including Cory Michael Smith, Patricia Black,and many more arrived.
Making their way into Cadillac House’s Retail Lab, guests were immersed into Title of Work’s creative world featuring Jonathan’s newest collection, “Dirty Words,” with his signature, oversized, two-dimensional red dot as the focal point. Inspired by Cadillac’s current campaign tagline, “Dare Greatly,” Jonathan incorporated the word “Dare” into his sculptural art installation alongside the red dot.
Title of Work, CFDA, and Cadillac transformed the space alongside creative branding agency, RO New York, with custom playing cards, gaming chips and “dealers” outfitted in Title of Work’s “Dirty Words” collection. Celebrities and fashion influencers such as, Cory Michael Smith (Actor), Patricia Black (Actress), Matt Barnes (NBA
Athlete), Adam Pally (Actor), Willy Hernangomez (NBA Athlete), Dale Moss (Model/Athlete), Broderick Hunter (Actor), Emery Kelly (Musician), Ricky Garcia (Musician) attended the evening and played multiple rounds of “poker” at the VIP table in the center of the room while enjoying Johnnie Walker Black Label cocktails. All eyes were on the table of famed celebrities and fashion elite as they were extremely focused on the game while still sporting laughs, posing for photos and mingling with guests. There were additional tables throughout the venue where guests had the opportunity to play a variety of games including Roulette, Blackjack and Craps. To add to the atmosphere, Title of Work created dynamic videos that played on the screens throughout the venue featuring animated Jack, Queen and King playing cards winking while giving attendees the finger. 350 eager guests quickly filled the room, enjoying signature cocktails from Johnnie Walker Black Label cocktails and Stella Artois beer as well as passed hors d’oeuvres including Shrimp cocktail, deviled eggs with black caviar and salmon cakes. DJ duo, Ergo + Ultra kept the party going while playing the latest beats while the evening brought together the best in lifestyle, community, and of course, fashion.
Monday, February 13, 2017 at 8PM - Chinese celebrity designer Chi Zhang staged an audaciously energetic debut NYFW show aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Models brought their own brand of dance moves to the show, as they owned the runway lead by a ground-shaking dubstep beats. The spectacular was equal parts party and performance, unveiling a dramatic and fierce streetwear collection. Strong graphics were a main force in the collection, as many of the sweatshirts had Zhang’s “King’s Back” slogan and several models topped off their looks by wearing an intricately designed gas mask, illustrating a quintessential facet of Zhang’s style.
This Fall Winter collection was inspired by the intersection of past and future; the starting point is the instinctive imagination of human beings. Like a child’s imagination is filled with endless possibilities of pretend, the concept and accomplishments of space travel can be as mythical, imaginative and infinite. Past and future eventually intersect in the spiral of time and Chi hopes to inspire self-confidence, respect and love.
Without doubt, Chi put on a show with an infectious fierceness and fun!
Notable Attendees Included: Fabolous, Miss J Alexander, Bianca Espada (Rich Kids of Beverly Hills), Carl Radke (Summer House), Ian Mellencamp (Model/Muscian), Danielle Savre (Actress), Rosa Crespo, Andrew Rosen (Co-Founder & CEO of Theory), Manuela Bordasch, Joey Zauzig.
February 9, 2017 (New York, NY) – Tadashi Shoji showed his Fall/Winter 2017 collection to reflect the wave of change taking over the world. From the streets of London and Paris to Berlin and Japan, this unrest will set you in motion. Provocative lyrics talk to you. Drape the opulent coat over your flowing velvet dress and join the others. Leave inhibitions behind. The time to express your true self is now.
Fall 2017 is a liberating movement. Floral brocade set off extravagant coats. Gender-bending stripes, crisp as a guitar string, take center stage. Sensuous velvet gowns in vibrant royal blue, forest green and cardinal red make a bold statement. Illuminating sequin drapes over your body like liquid.
For this collection, Tadashi Shoji collaborated with a number of partners including Nine West, who provided footwear, Commando who provided undergarments, M.A.C. who provided make up, LVX who provided nail polish and Sequin who provided jewelry. Also, Tadashi Shoji premiered their fragrance collaboration with Eau De Rose.
NEW YORK, NY (September 12th @ 2PM, 2016) - LU YANG showcased his namesake brand LU YANG BY YANG LU Spring/Summer 2017 collection at Artbeam Studios during NYFW. This collection was inspired by "arrow" in daily life, which sought after high street sporty style by integrating structure and outlines.
Established in 2015, LU YANG BY YANG LU followed its signature style and color scheme; his design perfectly showed a mix of graceful and sporty.
"We can see arrows in our daily life, while we ignore them and neglect their importance in the way of leading. Living in a crowded, complicated world, we all need guidance and tranquility. Such guidance can make us follow the rules. I'm so glad that "arrow" can be one major element in this season's design, which expresses the idea of underlying social rules among each individual. " Said designer LU YANG.
Celebrities: Olivia Caridi; Fatima Ptacek; Jessica Lowndes
Sponsors: POLANNI; MOLSION; YES'M AUTUMN
To make a journey means to be digging into the landscape. The traveller is,
in fact, able to go deep down “as an archaeologist through different layers of reality, to read even the hidden signs under other signs, to collect as many existences and stories as possible, and save them from the flow of time and from the erasing wave of oblivion” (C. Magris). It is a meticulous and humble work of discovery: a process of knowledge in which it is possible to collect fragments of reality as well as possibilities set aside, banned or removed.
The clothes of the Men’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection are the reflection of this travelling. They keep traces of otherness; echoes of spaces, crossed or imagined; temporalities, plural and thickened. Each suit is a kaleidoscope of signs poetically reassembled to create new meanings. The travel, in fact, can untie the knots of the soul; can harbour wonder and magic; can put a spell back on existence. It’s like falling in love, when the world suddenly unfolds as something new.
To make a journey implies separating, leaving, becoming, moving. It’s an unexpected encounter. Open-mindedness and possibility. But, above all, is a return. In Heinrich von Ofterdingen (Novalis), the wayfarers were asked: “Where are you going?”. And the unequivocal answer was: “Always homeward”. In this sense “the sense of home that everybody, in nostalgia, believes to see in childhood, is instead at the end of the journey. The latter is circular; it starts from home, goes through the world and comes back home, even though it is a very different home, because it gained meaning thanks to the departure, the original split” (C. Magris).
Naturally, Henrik Vibskov unveils a beautiful, yet disturbing world where opposites meet. A world of meat, vulgar baloney and salami all over the place, setting the scene to showcase the SS17.Upon entrance, a massive structure standing 20 meter long, where large piles of salamis are hanging, serves as a center piece. The atmosphere is rainy dark and gloomy. In the installation 4 heavyweight butchers operate a factory making salamis.Meat is the core of the show, at a point in time where many experts call for vegetarianism.Could meat soon become a historic legend you will tell your grandkids about?In Salami - The Kitchen of The Non Existing,two worlds clash - or do they join forces? The virtue of martial art and discipline meets a staggering and profane culture of delightful meats.
One could notice a reflection of modern society where people constantly deal with conflicting choices between sensibility, morals and desires – the latest health trend vs. letting one self go to hedonistic pleasures.Martial art has been one of the inspirations for the pattern cutting and shapes of the garments.Asian crests iconography, balance and harmony is reflected in artworks for print and knit.The unique calligraphy method was used to portray doughnuts and sausages in a beautiful and poetic interpretation. Besides being just a term for writing, calligraphy is believed to transfer energy from person to paper, from paper to receiver.In the collection you will find materials as a two faced salami dotted jacquard, where both sides have been applied and exposed, crispy poplin shirting and strong structured twill in a lining-viscose quality among others. Details on garments are topstitched cuffs and hems, that are afterwards dyed to create a puckering effect.Other centerpieces in the collection are the jacquard knitted sweaters with applied fringes and embroidery made in Denmark at the Henrik Vibskov studio.
(Credit to Victor Jones)
Again, Dries eschewed the grandeur of the Hotel de Ville for a nondescript warehouse, accessed through a garage door. The clothes within, however, contained all the decadence, opulence and imagination that Casati and her lover (the corrupt poet Gabriele D'Annunzio), fashioned their reputations and wardrobes with.
The opening look of capacious faux leopard-fur trousers felt more Muppet Show than 1900 Grand Canal palazzo, but Casati's sense of drama and opulence was felt everywhere else. Leopard print, rich velvet and decorative pearls were repeated themes, matched with Prince of Wales check and sporting blazers for day, then ramped up with sequins and ornate jacquards for night. Star pieces included a beautiful leopard cape worn over wide creased cream trousers, as well as an audacious velvet leopard print suit. Casati kept a pet boa snake (as well as cheetahs with jewelled collars), and snake print decorated ankle boots with sculptural heels, or wound their way across a long black crepe evening dress and the lapel of a tuxedo. Bordeaux and champagne velvets used in sweeping gowns, skirts and sleeveless tops were redolent of the thick draped curtains that hung from her palazzo windows, keeping prying eyes from the opium and cocaine being experimented with inside.
Although there were plenty of items here ready to be slotted into any wardrobe, the thing about MaxMara is that it's ALWAYS about the camel coat (much less so, a sheeny rose gold sequinned trench). No, no, no. The Maxmara camel coat is an item very dear to our hearts (and the fact that so many show goers this morning were wearing theirs is testament to the fact). Sometimes it's tricky to build an entire show when all you really want to see is the latest, newest incarnation of THAT coat, or better still, simply the classic timeless original style; after all, what other house has the means to do that?
Full Images Link:http://www.globefashionrunway.com/#/maxmara-aw2016/
Compared to last season's high jinks, it was a somber affair this evening, the final show of New York Fashion Week.
No elaborate set, no gimmicks, no fanfare - but making up for that was one star turn by Lady Gaga (fresh from wearing Marc Jacobs at the Grammys on Monday night) who walked in his show, which started at 6pm on the dot. It was staged on a vast white-washed circular set; the only drama being the huge shadows cast upon the back wall as models atop gargantuan platforms (so enormous, it's a wonder no one toppled over) made their exits. A dinging sound accompanied this evening's proceedings; a repetitive ping that started out as irritating at best before quickly escalating to torturous.
Full Images Link:http://www.globefashionrunway.com/#/marc-jacobs-fw-2016/
On Tuesday, February 2nd, brothers Ariel and Shimon Ovadia debuted the OVADIA & SONS (www.ovadiaandsons.com) Fall 2016 collection via a runway show at Skylight Clarkson North in New York City.
The Fall/Winter 2016 Collection focuses on contrasts in culture and the line where they meet. Inspiration comes from the mix of downtown streetwear in NYC and the different sects of Hasidic Jewry and their uniforms. The look is simple at first glance but a good eye catches the well thought out details, layers and sense of mystery. By combining these elements with streetwear that is polished and a bit utilitarian, Ariel and Shimon Ovadia achieve the unique, style-focused look that is signature to the OVADIA & SONS mix of sportswear and tailoring.
(Photo Credit:Shoji Fujii)