Stylight.com Will Provide a Pop-Up Luxury Shuttle Bus Service during New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Fashion Shows

Stylight.com, the fastest-growing, international fashion discovery platform that combines content with commerce to provide 6,000,000+ users with a curated selection of the latest fashion trends and inspiration, will be providing luxury shuttle services during New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Shows from September 10-13, 2015.

Founded in November 2008, Stylight is the brainchild of four friends, who have complementary backgrounds in economics, computer science, electrical engineering and business administration. These four visionaries have created one of the fastest-growing online platforms in the world. Combining global inspiration with innovative online shopping technology, Stylight takes its users through a world of fashion to discover the latest trends, while shopping the hottest products and brands in one convenient place. With 350+ partner shops and over 6,000 brands under its arsenal, Stylight collaborates with major e-commerce players, like Net-A-Porter, Moda Operandi, Asos, Bergdorf Goodman, Zappos, and Neiman Marcus to name a few.

The company has evolved from a small, German start-up to a global fashion discovery platform. Currently, Stylight has over 6 million users globally, and is available in 14 countries, with offices in New York, London and Munich.

After five consecutive years, Lincoln Center is no longer home to New York Fashion Week. Now, with the show being separated into two venues across the city, show attendees will be forced to split their time between Soho and Midtown to see the latest spring/summer collections. Poised to alleviate transportation stress, Stylight will be on-site at Skylight Clarkson Square and Skylight Moynihan Station providing a complimentary luxury shuttle bus service to transport attendees to and from both locations.

Upon entering the luxury shuttles, passengers will have the opportunity to lounge on leather seats, jam out to a 90’s-inspired soundtrack, recharge phone batteries, utilize free Wi-Fi, and receive Stylight ‘Survival Kits’ equipped with favorites from Rituals Cosmetics, Norma Kamali, AHAlife, LUNA, EBoost, Poketo, boscia, Rifle Paper Co., Alive & Radiant, Fromm Beauty and more.

In partnership with MANGO, Stylight will also unveil an exclusive social giveaway, where show attendees will have the opportunity to win a $1,000 gift card to mango.com inside the shuttle.

The rides are first come, first serve, with luxury shuttle services on-site at 330 W 33rd Street and 550 Washington Street. Only rides to and from these locations will be permitted. For more information on Stylight and/or event information, go to www.Stylight.com, and follow @Stylight and #SurvivedInStylight

Banana Republic and the Council of Fashion Designers of America Announce a New Partnership Supporting Emerging Designers Who Design and Produce in the U.S.

Timo Weiland Is The First Designer To Collaborate With Banana Republic and CFDA On A Limited-Edition Capsule For Spring 2016

Banana Republic and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced a new partnership dedicated to supporting emerging designers based in America who design and produce in their local cities.

With this partnership, Banana Republic and the CFDA are committed to supporting designers located in America and American manufacturing. The partnership will include two limited-edition collections sold exclusively at select Banana Republic flagship stores and online. The program will spotlight one New York-based designer, who will create a capsule collection for Spring/Summer 2016, which is designed, cut and sewn exclusively in New York. This is going to be followed by a collection from a Los Angeles-based designer, which will be designed and produced exclusively in Los Angeles.

We are proud to partner with the CFDA and its network of emerging designers and manufacturers,” says Marissa Webb, Creative Director of Banana Republic. “This new program is a great opportunity to provide mentorship and resources to help creative talent grow their business while designing and producing locally.

Banana Republic is a quintessential American retailer, which makes them the perfect partner to support our mission to help promote designers here in America and domestic manufacturing,” said Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the CFDA.

For the first collaboration, Banana Republic will work with designer Timo Weiland, an alumnus of the CFDA {FASHION INCUBATOR} program, on a womenswear collection for Spring 2016. The capsule will include twelve styles in solids and in custom prints, including dresses, tops, skirts and a blazer cut and sewn in New York by Sunrise Studio, a CFDA Fashion Manufacturing Initiative (FMI) grant winner, and Sn Productions.

Co-founded in 2010 by Timo Weiland, Alan Eckstein and Donna Kang, Timo Weiland is a New York-based Womens and Menswear brand. Built around the ethos of creating clothes to live in, the collections are inspired by the multifaceted lifestyles of the designers and those around them. Drawing from a shared love of music, travel and contemporary culture, Timo Weiland presents an updated take on classic American sensibilities. Known for eclectic combinations of fabrics and detailing, the collection places focus on quality and wearability, while injecting touches of the designers’ distinct brand of playfulness.

Donna, Alan and I are honored to collaborate on the first CFDA X BANANA REPUBLIC CAPSULE COLLECTION for Spring 2016,” says Timo Weiland, founder of Timo Weiland. “Since launching the brand, we have designed, cut and sewn our core signature woven styles in New York with factory partners based in the Garment District. Building upon this Made-in-New York aspect has been an integral part of our business and our story as a brand.

The collection will debut at Banana Republic’s Spring 2016 presentation during New York Fashion Week in September, and launch at retail in March 2016. Founded in San Francisco, Banana Republic is located in more than 750 company-operated and franchise retail locations worldwide.

As part of Banana Republic’s partnership with the CFDA, FMI is receiving a monetary contribution that will be matched by the City’s financial commitment to the program. FMI, in affiliation with the New York City Economic Development Corporation, aims to nurture, elevate, and preserve garment production in New York City.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc, (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1962 that leads industry-wide initiatives and whose membership consists of more than 450 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry, and accessory designers. In addition to hosting the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, which recognize the top creative talent in the industry, the organization owns the Fashion Calendar, and serves as the official keeper of New York Fashion Week. It stages the bi-annual New York Fashion Week; Men’s and also offers programs which support professional development and scholarships, including the CFDA {Fashion Incubator}, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, the Geoffrey Beene Design Scholar Award, the Liz Claiborne Design Scholarship Award and the CFDA/Teen Vogue Scholarship. Member support is provided through the Strategic Partnerships Group, a high-profile group of companies offering designers strategic opportunities. The CFDA Foundation, Inc. is a separate, not-for-profit organized to mobilize the membership to raise funds for charitable causes. Through the Foundation, the CFDA created and manages the worldwide Fashion Targets Breast Cancer initiative; raises funds for HIV/AIDS organizations and addresses the issue of model health with The CFDA Health Initiative.

For more information, please visit www.CFDA.com, facebook.com/cfda, twitter.com/cfda, cfda.tumblr.com, and youtube.com/cfdatv.

First Look: BETSEY JOHNSON Spring/Summer 2016

A Betsey Johnson fashion show at New York Fashion Week is always a celebration filled with a flood of design ideas somehow comes together in the end. She’s an industry treasure and a legend. For Spring/Summer 2016, Johnson will showcase The Curious Case of Betsey Button during New York Fashion Week on Friday, September 11th, 2015 at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station. This season commemorates Betsey’s colorful 50 years in the fashion industry. A celebration of her amazing career and then some, Betsey Button is the ultimate Betsey Johnson big bang. I can hardly wait.

First Look: Betsey Johnson Spring-Summer 2016 Collection (Image courtesy of Factory PR)

First Look: Betsey Johnson Spring-Summer 2016 Collection (Image courtesy of Factory PR)

Spring/Summer 2015 New York Fashion Week Report: ELLE Runway Collection by Kohl’s

Photo Credit: Tom Concordia

The ELLE Runway Collection by Kohl’s debuted their Fall 2014 collection at STYLE360 New York Fashion Week. Combining Parisian luxury and New York City Style, the collection consisted of delicate pleated skirts, embellished tops, elegant floral prints and exquisite polka dot patterns. Setting a romantic, whimsical theme with models walking under a frame of Eiffel Tower and front row café tables, guests were made to feel as if they were on the streets of Paris, with each look embodying fashion’s latest trends while still also providing easy to wear apparel for the everyday woman. The collection is available immediately for purchase on Kohls.com.

Photo Credit: Tom Concordia

Photo Credit: Tom Concordia

Photo Credit: Tom Concordia

Photo Credit: Tom Concordia

 

Fashion and Entertainment Celebrates 30 Years of Peanuts in Fashion: Snoopy And His Sister Belle Make A Bold Fashion Statement At New York Fashion Week

All new Traveling Exhibit “Snoopy and Belle in Fashion Presented by MetLife” Debuts at the New Museum Sky Room

The much-anticipated new exhibition entitled “Snoopy and Belle in Fashion presented by MetLife” opens today at the New Museum’s Sky Room in New York City.  Bringing together Snoopy and his sister Belle with the world’s foremost design talent and visionaries, the exhibition features all new one-of-a-kind creations for the on-trend vinyl Snoopy and Belle dolls. After New York, the exhibit will travel to the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and other locations in Milan, Tokyo, and more over the next two years.

DESIGNER BIBHU MOHAPATRA CREATES LOOKS FOR SNOOPY AND HIS SISTER BELLE IN A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE NEW MUSEUM'S SKY ROOM THIS NEW YORK CITY FASHION WEEK. (PRNewsFoto/Peanuts Worldwide)

DESIGNER BIBHU MOHAPATRA CREATES LOOKS FOR SNOOPY AND HIS SISTER BELLE IN A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE NEW MUSEUM’S SKY ROOM THIS NEW YORK CITY FASHION WEEK. (PRNewsFoto/Peanuts Worldwide)

DESIGNERS JEFFREY COSTELLO AND ROBERT TAGLIAPIETRA CREATE LOOKS FOR SNOOPY AND HIS SISTER BELLE IN A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE NEW MUSEUM'S SKY ROOM THIS NEW YORK CITY FASHION WEEK. (PRNewsFoto/Peanuts Worldwide)

DESIGNERS JEFFREY COSTELLO AND ROBERT TAGLIAPIETRA CREATE LOOKS FOR SNOOPY AND HIS SISTER BELLE IN A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE NEW MUSEUM’S SKY ROOM THIS NEW YORK CITY FASHION WEEK. (PRNewsFoto/Peanuts Worldwide)

DESIGNER ISAAC MIZRAHI CREATE LOOKS FOR SNOOPY AND HIS SISTER BELLE IN A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE NEW MUSEUM'S SKY ROOM THIS NEW YORK FASHION WEEK (PRNewsFoto/Peanuts Worldwide)

DESIGNER ISAAC MIZRAHI CREATE LOOKS FOR SNOOPY AND HIS SISTER BELLE IN A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE NEW MUSEUM’S SKY ROOM THIS NEW YORK FASHION WEEK (PRNewsFoto/Peanuts Worldwide)

The international fashion leaders designing for Snoopy and Belle include: Anna Sui, Betsey Johnson, Bibhu Mohapatra, Calvin Klein Collection, Christian Siriano, Costello Tagliapietra, DKNY, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dsquared2, Dries Van Noten, Emanuel Ungaro, Isaac Mizrahi, Isabel Marant, J.Mendel, Kenneth Cole, Lisa Perry, MAC Cosmetics, Opening Ceremony, PhilipTreacy, Rodarte, Royal Asscher, Swarovski, Tracy Reese, VPL by Victoria Bartlett, and Zac Posen.

Snoopy and Belle In Fashion presented by MetLife” makes its premiere appearance as Peanuts prepares to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip in 2015, along with the brand’s first all new CGI 3D feature film from Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios, the 50th anniversary of Peanuts on television with A Charlie Brown Christmas airing on ABC, and the 30th anniversary of the inaugural “Snoopy in Fashion” event of the 1980s.

DESIGNER BETSEY JOHNSON CREATE LOOKS FOR SNOOPY AND HIS SISTER BELLE IN A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE NEW MUSEUM'S SKY ROOM THIS NEW YORK FASHION WEEK. (PRNewsFoto/Peanuts Worldwide)

DESIGNER BETSEY JOHNSON CREATE LOOKS FOR SNOOPY AND HIS SISTER BELLE IN A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE NEW MUSEUM’S SKY ROOM THIS NEW YORK FASHION WEEK. (PRNewsFoto/Peanuts Worldwide)

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Fall/Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week: Joie by Serge Azria

Images photographed by Lev Radin

Since its inception in 2001, JOIE has been one of the most sought after contemporary brands catering to the savvy, fashion minded, modern woman. Understatedly chic, JOIE’s designs are constantly inspired by the Southern California lifestyle and its casual, yet sophisticated way of life. Originally known for its signature cargos, JOIE has emerged as a lifestyle brand, a complete collection of ready to wear and accessories.

The JOIE aesthetic, both modern and timeless in its appeal, draws its influence from vintage creations while successfully maintaining a fresh approach to fashion. Be it Paris or California, the JOIE girl enjoys wearing casual, comfortable clothes accented by her travels throughout the world. The concept has always been “Casual, Comfortable and Luxurious.” Therefore, each piece that is designed encompasses a balance of these three key elements…one cannot exist without the other.

Azria is familiar with accomplishment. Prior to his time at JOIE, Azria partnered with Vince Camuto as CEO and head designer to create VCS footwear (which later became the Camuto Group) where he led the company to outstanding and rapid growth. In 2004, while enjoying the challenges he faced in design and in management, Azria accepted the offer to purchase a portion of the contemporary line JOIE. With great success, he then became sole owner and Creative Director in 2007.

Fall/Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week: Tia Cibani

Runway Images photographed by Lev Radin

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 05, 2014: Models walk runway for Tia Cibani presentation at Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion week at the Prince George Ballroom (Photo Credit: Lev Radin)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 05, 2014: Models walk runway for Tia Cibani presentation at Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion week at the Prince George Ballroom (Photo Credit: Lev Radin)