34 posts tagged "Chanel Iman"
And you thought last year’s Fashion’s Night Out was a big production. This time around, in addition to all of the in-store activities; the designer, model, and celebrity appearances; and the spontaneous street parties on September 10, Vogue and SPEC Entertainment are producing an open-to-the-public fashion show. With 200-plus models, the September 7 extravaganza will be the biggest public fashion show New York (or at least the 1,500 guests that will fill the seats at Lincoln Center, pictured) has ever seen. The likes of Karlie Kloss, Chanel Iman, Raquel Zimmermann, and Daria Werbowy will show off key Fall trends. Tickets will go on sale this summer through the Lincoln Center box office, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the New York City AIDS Fund. In the meantime, stores interested in participating in Fashion’s Night Out can register as of today at www.fashionsnightout.com.
If Brazil feels hotter than ever this year, it may be thanks to an influx of international interest: Scott Schuman and Garance Doré both hopped down to Rio to shoot the scene, and some of the world’s most sought-after models—including Lara Stone and Chanel Iman—flew in to walk the runways of Rio and São Paulo fashion weeks. Some of the country’s greatest fashion exports, like Alexandre Herchcovitch, show their collections on their home turf before flying it off to Paris or elsewhere.
But the week also plays host to a few designers less known outside of the country. That isn’t to say they deserve to be less known. Reinaldo Lourenço counts Brazilians in the know among his devotees, including Cássia Ávila, the designer’s muse (pictured). A 20-year veteran model and the country’s answer to Cindy Crawford, she sat front-and-center at his thronged SPFW show and stayed on message. “I almost only wear Reinaldo Lourenço,” Ávila told everyone. “My dress today is from his 2002 collection. You can wear and wear him. I have pieces from 1997 and people always want to know who designed them…” American buyers, take note.
Cintra Wilson on Tom Binns’ new West Village store: “[He] proves he has no problem dredging all the desirable filth out of the ’80s and adding a bit of his own.” Yes, this is a compliment. [NYT]
Last season, Arise, the fashion and culture magazine published out of Nigeria, celebrated its debut issue with a runway showcase of emerging design talent. This season, to celebrate the launch of AriseLive.com, Nduka Obaigbena, the publication’s owner, was back with what appears to be a bi-annual tradition, the Promise of Africa Collective. As witnessed last night, some things don’t change: The show was again packed with major models: Freja Beha Erichsen, Chanel Iman, Iris Strubegger, and Karlie Kloss, to name a few. But save for veteran Tiffany Amber, who trekked here from Nigeria last season, the designers showcasing Spring 2010 collections were new. David Tlale, winner of Johannesburg’s answer to Project Runway, was in the mix, along with globe-trotter Eric Raisina (his c.v. boasts experience everywhere from Paris to Cambodia to Madagascar). Most impressive was designer Lisa Folawiyo’s Jewel by Lisa collection: a chic, modern interpretation of kente prints. Not only does Obaigbena have some serious pull when it comes to casting, the celebrity turnout wasn’t too shabby either. Sean Paul and Colin Cowie took it all in from the front row, while Amerie, who has taken on style-blogging for the week, took copious notes.
Attention, shoppers: $1.6 million in counterfeit goods are no longer available for purchase. You can thank U.S. Customs and Border Protection for that one. [WWD]