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July 24 2014

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New York’s Fashion Industry Rallies Behind BORNFREE

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Samantha Power, Diane von Furstenberg“At the heart of [Africa's HIV/Aids pandemic] is an acronym that is seriously problematic: PMTCT, the prevention of mother-to-child transmission,” said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power in a speech during last night’s launch of BORNFREE, a new initiative that aims to eliminate just that. Hosted by CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg at her studio in New York’s Meatpacking District, the affair drew scores of fashion insiders—Alexander Wang, Bruce Weber, Jenna Lyons, Andrew Rosen, and Angela Lindvall all turned up to show their support.

“BORNFREE is a slogan that captures the need for children—babies—to begin life with a fair chance at living life. It’s the urgency of making sure that the baton passed by one generation to the next is not tainted by the poison of HIV/AIDS,” Power continued.

In order to further its cause, the organization has asked 23 female designers—all of whom are mothers—to create clothing and accessories for women and children. Von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, Victoria Beckham, Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton, Donna Karan, Lyons, Stella McCartney, Miuccia Prada, and Vera Wang, among others, have all signed on to participate. The wares, which will incorporate custom prints produced by Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu, will be available for purchase on Shopbop.com on Mother’s Day 2014. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to BORNFREE. Continue Reading “New York’s Fashion Industry Rallies Behind BORNFREE” »

In Singapore, Asia’s Couturiers Get A Boost

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Lie Sang Bong

There’s no questioning Asia’s importance in the fashion market, and Western brands have more than taken note. This month in Hong Kong alone, Tory Burch, Kenzo, Moncler, and Calvin Klein all hosted events within days of each other. And at Singapore’s FIDé fashion week (FIDé is an organization that aims to promote regional and international designers in Singapore), European brands like Pierre Balmain and American ones like Burkman Bros and Ari Dein similarly made the trek eastward to show their collections. “It was the first time both brands participated in a full-length fashion show,” Steven Kolb, the CEO of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, said of the latter two. “Fashion is no longer defined by borders, and the more we can nurture global relations, the greater the success for our designers.”

But the region is also increasingly interested in holding its own in global fashion, and the eleven-day event in Singapore, which typically features several days of presentations by French haute couturiers and Asian couturiers, included the latest step in that direction: the founding of the Asian Couture Federation (ACF). Now, the Asian couturiers (dubbed by the ACF as “Asian Couturier Extraordinaires”) will have a support system of their own. Its inception was an act that won FIDé executive chairman and ACF founder Frank Cintamani (below, left) France’s esteemed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres honor. Even Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, offered Cintamani a pat on the back, calling the Federation’s establishment “a significant event for all of Asia,” at a time “when we consider that fashion until recently was generally seen as the domain of Europe and the United States.” Continue Reading “In Singapore, Asia’s Couturiers Get A Boost” »

Shop The Look: Crystal Clear

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Shop The Look: Crystal

Nothing glams up an outfit like a little crystal. We saw plenty of bejeweled looks during the Spring ’14 shows—at Prada, for instance, sporty dresses and sandals were studded with candy-colored stones, and Tom Ford whipped up minidresses and jumpsuits with flashy mosaics. For Fall, however, designers focused on simple, clear stones to add a hint of glimmer. A scattering of sparkle is just the thing to add a touch of opulence to your Fall wardrobe, but we wouldn’t stop you from piling it on, either. Shop our favorite crystalized pieces from Valentino, Miu Miu, and more, below.

1. Tory Burch Vesper bead-embellished woven silk top, $395, available at net-a-porter.com

2. Valentino Glam Lock crystal-embellished leather shoulder bag, $3,455, available at net-a-porter.com

3. Biyan Nabila embellished satin twill skirt, $940, available at net-a-porter.com

4. J.Crew jeweled cuff, $125, available at jcrew.com

5. Miu Miu crystal-embellished suede pumps, $990, available at net-a-porter.com

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Fashion Features on Forbes’ Most Powerful Women List

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Miuccia Prada takes a bow

Forbes released its 2013 list of the world’s most powerful women earlier today, and on it were social and political movers and shakers: Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Oprah Winfrey; megawatt stars: Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, and Gisele Bündchen; and one or two surprises (Shakira at number 52, for example). But fashion’s power players held their own against heads of state (Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel came in at number one), businesswomen, and celebrities alike. Miuccia Prada (58), Diane von Furstenberg (74), newly crowned billionaire Tory Burch (69), Anna Wintour (41), and Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts (52) all earned much-deserved spots on the list. Hats off to the industry’s—and the world’s—leading ladies.

Photo: Pierre Verdy/ Getty Images

Shop the Look: Fit to Dip

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Dye treatments are typically reserved for colorful tank tops and sundresses, but this season designers have applied icy-hued ombré effects to sweaters, jackets, and scarves. The result is a fresh update to the typically muted winter palette. Shop our picks from Acne Studios, Carven, DKNY, and more, below.


1. Acne Studios jacket, $370, available at www.net-a-porter.com

2.Carven sweater, $455, available at www.matchesfashion.com

3. Tory Burch scarf, $185, available at www.toryburch.com

4. DKNY bag, $295, available at www.dkny.com

5. Current/Elliott jeans, $305, available at www.matchesfashion.com


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