ETERNAL ROSES NY BLOOMS AT HAMPTONS SUMMER KICK OFF

ETERNAL ROSES NY BLOOMS AT HAMPTONS SUMMER KICK OFF Eternal Roses New York by Prêt-à-Fleur wasamong the participants celebrating the start of another raucous Hamptons summer at the second annual Dan’s Rosé Soirée presented by Porsche at the Southampton Arts Center. Hundreds of prominent locals as well as Manhattanites who summer there flocked to sample …

DESIGN ON A DIME NYC 2018: CHARITY AND STYLE BEGINS AT HOME

DESIGN ON A DIME NYC 2018: CHARITY AND STYLE BEGINS AT HOME New York’s laudable interior designers, well-heeled philanthropists, and home décor enthusiasts convened at the 2018 edition of Design on a Dime New York to raise much needed funds for Housing Works’ programs in advocacy and services for people living with and affected by AIDS. This year’s participating talents – including Glenn Ban, Branca, Aaron Rambo, Willey Design, Reddymade Architecture & Design, Phillip …

LUXURIATE IN ELEGANCE: KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOW HO-- USE 2018 PART 2

LUXURIATE IN ELEGANCE: KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOW HO– USE 2018 PART 2 Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2018 (runs through May 31, 110 East 76th Street) is a masterstroke in scope and ambition with a stellar roster of interior designers who not only create ravishingly luxurious spaces but help raise financial support for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club‘s vital enrichment initiatives for disadvantaged youth. This year, over twenty designers – including Alexa Hampton …

SOPHISTICATED SANCTUARIES: KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOW HO-- USE PART 1

SOPHISTICATED SANCTUARIES: KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOW HO– USE PART 1 While an argument can be made that a home has always served as a haven, there seemed a consensus at the 46th Kips Bay Decorator Show House in illustrating, consciously or otherwise, refuge from the tumultuous outside world in which we now live. Equally curious was how the better provenance of last year’s townhouse inadvertently made the metamorphosis …

SHOPPING HOME STYLES FROM THE CONNOISSEURS

SHOPPING HOME STYLES FROM THE CONNOISSEURS  The past weekend brought out droves of New York’s avid style hunters who queued the avenue-wide block of W 18th Street to the entrance of the Metropolitan Pavilion for this year’s edition of Housing Works’ Design on a Dime benefit and sales event. Vignettes conjured up by illustrious interior designers showcased an array of alluring spaces and curated furniture, …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …