LOULOU & YVES - REMEMBRANCE OF LIVES PAST

LOULOU & YVES – REMEMBRANCE OF LIVES PAST Author Christopher Petkanas was the recent special guest of the National Arts Club to discuss his latest tome “Loulou & Yves” with its Fashion Council’s former and current chairs David Zyla and Angela Lui. Framed against the formidable House of Saint Laurent, a captivating yet complex portrait …

TALES OF STYLE AND IDENTITY AT FIT

TALES OF STYLE AND IDENTITY AT FIT Prominent fashion personalities John Bartlett, Connie Fleming, Ben Copperwheat as well as various educators, students and alumni of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) gathered for “Visibility Through Fashion” an evening of recollections on their personal journeys as members of the LGBTQ community in the garment business. Hosted …

VIS-À-VIS MARTIAL RAYSSE

“Martial Raysse: Visages” at Lévy Gorvy (909 Madison Avenue, through April 2018) brings the acclaimed French artist back to New York through the gallery’s official representation. The exhibit features over twenty recent works that highlight his distinctive approach to portraiture with subjects of enigmatic countenances against acidulated color palettes. Yet for all the provocative power of …

FASHIONS WITHOUT BORDERS

FASHIONS WITHOUT BORDERS Melbourne based designer Iva Pfeiffer has shown her self-described “demi-couture” collections in both Milan and New York Fashion Weeks but her latest creations are on display at the Czech Center New York (321 E 73rd Street through March 2, 2018) – “Translation: Moving Between Cultures”. The installation is part of a series of fashion …

STEPHEN F FALL WINTER 2018 COLLECTION GOES EVERGREEN

STEPHEN F FALL WINTER 2018 COLLECTION GOES EVERGREEN Though more traditionally associated with Spring, the color green is nonetheless front and center in the Stephen F Fall Winter 2018 collection – which previewed recently at the brand’s new flagship store at 36 Little West 12thStreet in the Meatpacking District (a stone’s throw away from its …

BADGLEY MISCHKA FALL WINTER 2018 COLLECTION LIGHTS UP NYFW

Badgley Mischka Fall Winter 2018 New York Fashion Week Seventeenth century Italian painter Caravaggio is named in the notes at Badgley Mischka as an inspiration of the Fall Winter 2018 collection. How so becomes evident during the promenade of exquisite dresses on the runway. Mark Badgley and James Mischka seem to have channeled some of …

WOMEN IN RED SPOTLIGHTS HEART HEALTH

WOMEN IN RED SPOTLIGHTS HEART HEALTH Presented by Macy’s, the annual Red Dress Collection event that raises heart health awareness from The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red For Women™ was held recently at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Supermodel Niki Taylor, and actresses Kate Walsh of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and Elisabeth Röhm of NBC’s “Law and Order” were among …

Nobuyoshi Araki_Sentimental Journey, 1971_2017, Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo (B)_preview

NOBUYOSHI ARAKI – REFLECTIONS ON SEX, LIFE AND DEATH Widely hailed and reviled in equal measures, the signature images of Nobuyoshi Araki made the contentious photographer an unlikely choice to be commissioned by Tomas Maier to shoot his Bottega Venetta collection a few years ago. But it was the designer’s intent to have his collection …

TOM FORD – PRETTY YOUNG THINGS Indisputably the marquee attraction of this otherwise lackluster New York Fashion Week, Tom Ford commandeered the Park Avenue Armory to unveil his menswear collection first, followed by his womenswear collection a couple of days later. While enough allusions to the city were on display, Mr. Ford’s creations are more …

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK MEN’S NYMD PRESENTATIONS FW 2018 New York Men’s Day (NYMD), once again, kicked off the men’s wear shows with presentations downtown gathering some of the buzziest brands in the market. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect next for Fall Winter 2018: DAVID HART Self-serious is perhaps the antithesis of the …

DECORATING IDEAS FROM THE RUNWAYS

DECORATING IDEAS FROM THE RUNWAYS Design inspirations constantly ricochet between the worlds of fashion, art, décor and even music. Madonna built a formidable career grafting style and imagery into her oeuvre. For his Autumn 1965 collection, Yves Saint Laurent showed dresses drawn heavily from modernists Serge Poliakoff, Kazimir Severinovich Malevich, and most recognizably from the …

THE SHAUN LEANE ARCHIVE A RAVISHMENT OF MACABRE BEAUTY   A dedicated sale of “Couture Jewelry: The Personal Archive of Shaun Leane” conducted earlier this month by Sotheby’s, in association with London-based vintage fashion auctioneer Kerry Taylor, fetched a higher than estimated total of over $2.6M. That robust figure attests to the excitement of private …

Public Supply

PUBLIC-SUPPLY LAST MINUTE STOCKING STUFFERS FOR A CAUSE By now, holiday gifts should already be crowding the base of trees across the country. But, tradition also calls for the eleventh-hour gift scramble. Those who prefer easy yet attractive presents that don’t involve re-charging would do well to turn their attention to Public-Supply. While modern life …

Andy Hilfiger Presents ARTISTIX by Greg Polisseni

ARTISTIX AND LOVE x FASHION x ART OPENS NEW YORK POP UP Urban contemporary brands ARTISTIX and Love x Fashion x Art recently opened a joint pop up here (275 Canal Street) in a street level warehouse space that could double as a parking garage (running through January 5, 2018). Featuring collaborative pieces by six noted …

SOTHEBY’S DROPS THE HAMMER ON $117M FROM A LIFE OF LUXURY AUCTION SERIES

SOTHEBY’S DROPS THE HAMMER ON $117M FROM A LIFE OF LUXURY AUCTION SERIES Sotheby’s “A Life of Luxury” auction series recently concluded in excess of estimates with $117M from 1,640 lots of fashion, jewelry and timepieces, wine and automobiles. The holiday auction was a culmination of this year’s launch of the house’s Luxury & Lifestyle …

Izak Zenou at work

IZAK ZENOU COMES HOME TO HENRI BENDEL FOR THE HOLIDAYS Famed fashion illustrator Izak Zenou is spending the holidays at his new artist-in-residence studio within the Henri Bendel flagship (712 Fifth Avenue) where he is giving shoppers a fun glimpse into his creative process (through December 22). Holding court at this beautifully appointed space, Mr. Zenou …