Travel: JetBlue Celebrates The Jet Age With New RetroJet Design And 1960s Celebration

What’s Old Is Blue Again” Welcomed Into Fleet With Mid-Century Modern Fashion and Style Event As Airline Kicks Off Seasonal Palm Springs, Calif. Service

JetBlue has officially introduced its newest special livery aircraft, “What’s Old Is Blue Again.” The JetBlue RetroJet boasts a one-of-a-kind paint scheme designed to celebrate the iconic jet age of air travel and to highlight JetBlue’s innovative style. To create the look, JetBlue dug into an archive of popular logos and notable companies from the mid-1960s to essentially reverse-engineer the JetBlue brand and envision what the customer-friendly carrier of today might have looked like some five decades ago.

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The JetBlue RetroJet boasts a one-of-a-kind paint scheme designed to celebrate the iconic jet age of air travel and to highlight JetBlue’s innovative style.

The 1960s were rich with sleek but bold graphics and style – characteristics of today’s JetBlue brand,” said Jamie Perry, vice president marketing, JetBlue. “With that in mind our team broke from our tradition of timeless designs and instead imagined a look to celebrate this iconic era of aviation and what JetBlue may have looked when it would have been introducing humanity to air travel.”

Design Details

The aircraft design features bold JetBlue orange and blue “speed stripes” down the length of the Airbus A320, a popular characteristic of 1960s aircraft paint schemes. Above the window line “JetBlue Airways” is printed in a font consistent with a typeface widely used in the time period. And because today JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline® serving nearly 100 destinations across the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America, the words “New York International” accompany the airline’s name. But perhaps most notable is the aircraft tail. Absent is a simple airline logo or icon. Instead, JetBlue’s RetroJet tail features three colors and a lively 1960s jazz-inspired font that would have stood out among other airlines of the time. It’s a jet age take on JetBlue’s hallmark tails of today.

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JetBlue RetroJet logo

Iconic Inspiration

For inspiration, JetBlue designers spent several days at New York’s Lubalin Archive at the Cooper Union poring through original advertisements, graphics, images and fonts from the 1960s. The team looked to leading brands for guidance on common themes and design elements that were widely used and associated with 1960s style.

Today’s RetroJet Route

JetBlue is officially introducing the RetroJet on this season’s first roundtrip between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Palm Springs International Airport (PSP). The Palm Springs route was selected because of the desert destination’s mid-century modern architecture and style. Greater Palm Springs is a popular destination known for blending its nostalgic past as a playground for Hollywood with hip new development attracting a new generation of trendy travelers. Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Announces Preliminary Schedule for the new York Spring/Summer 2014 Collections

Summer may be almost over, but the fashion industry is kicking into high gear as the 2014 Spring/Summer New York Fashion Shows are just a few weeks away from their debut. Mercedes-Benz Fashion (New York) Week draws hundreds of thousands of fashion fans to New York City, and today IMG Fashion, owners and producers ofMercedes-Benz-Fashion-Week_06 the Event, announced the preliminary line up of designers who will take center-stage at Lincoln Center, September 5-12, 2013.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week truly embodies the global scale of the fashion industry and highlights the limitless boundaries of design. A leader in the global fashion event circuit; Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York has the highest number of international designers who choose to make this Event the home for their Collection debuts,” says Christina Neault, Executive Producer, IMG Fashion Events and Properties. “As well, with three fashion schools and numerous emerging designers presenting alongside their established colleagues, Lincoln Center is the place to discover the next rising star.”

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York is internationally recognized as the world’s stage to premier the latest744px-mercedes-benz_logo_svg developments in cutting-edge fashion to the global fashion industry,” said Stephanie Zimmer, Manager of Brand Experience Marketing for Mercedes-Benz USA. “The excitement is building in anticipation of what will hit the runways from both the well-known designers and emerging talent showing this season.”

Over 100,000 guests, journalists, buyers and members of the industry make Lincoln Center become the heartbeat of the city for the 8 days of shows and events. Title sponsor Mercedes-Benz is joined by DHL, American Express®, Maybelline New York, TRESemmé, Samsung, Reel Code, Style Network, WGSN, Beck’s Sapphire, The New York Times, as well as Women’s Wear Daily and Getty Images.

September 5th

  • 9AM NICHOLAS K at STUDIO
  • 10AM BCBGMAXAZRIA at THEATRE
  • 11AMR ICHARD CHAI at STAGE
  • 1PM SUPIMA at STUDIO
  • 2PM TADASHI SHOJI at STAGE
  • 2:30-3:30PMC ANDELA at BOX
  • 3PM DESIGUAL at THEATRE
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CURVExpo 2013 Designer Lingerie and Swim Show Comes to New York

The summer will be hot at CURVExpo. CURVENY New York will take place on August 4, 5, and 6 at the Javits Center North while CURVENV Las Vegas will stick to its highly-efficient, cost-saving two-day format on August 19 & 20 at the Venetian, a fashion hub that keeps expanding with new shows this season. For the first time this year, both shows coincide respectively with the New York Lingerie and Swimwear Market and the Las Vegas Fashion Weeks. The New York Market Week is a magnet for major retailers from all over the US and Canada; Las Vegas in turn attracts fashion buyers not only logoTaglinefrom the West Coast and Canada, but also from South America and overseas. The Spring/Summer 2014 collections will celebrate the season with a strong swimwear presence, exciting emerging designers and lastly, a sizeable men’s segment.

The season’s focus, designer swimwear, will stand out with leading brands as well as new collections presented by talented young designers. Specialty stores will discover or revisit designer brands such as: Luli Fama, L*Space, Agua Bendita, Vitamin A, Sauipe, Pain de Sucre, Sorella Swim, Eberjey, DKNY, Juicy Couture, Nanette Lepore, Trina Turk, La Blanca, 2Bamboo, Coco Countours, Coco Rave, Coco Reef, Vince Camuto, Carmen Marc, Valvo, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, TYR Huntington Beach… all known for their perfect fit, fabrics and foremost, their strong fashion appeal.

Men’s collections represent an asset for specialty retailers seeking to expand their current selection and meet consumer’s needs. Pull-In, Saxx Underwear, Wood Underwear, Bia Boro, Jor Underwear, Sex Underwear and Aubade are a few of the brands present both at CURVENY New York and CURVENV Las Vegas.

Young designers get especially pampered at CURVExpo with a brand new, open space called the “Gallery” where their collections will occupy center stage: Kisskill, Anais B., Body Hush, Donna Reis, Mirame Swim, Sokoloff, among others, will make their grand entrance this season. The creativity and comfort level make these brands perfect for retailers in search of novelty and fashion-forward lines. Continue reading

Mara Hoffman Receives 2014 “Mercedes-Benz Presents” Title at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014

Mara Hoffman, the designer known for her originality of designs and fearless approach to print and color, receives the

New 2011 3D Mercedes-Benz USA logo. (PRNewsFoto/Mercedes-Benz USA)

New 2011 3D Mercedes-Benz USA logo. (PRNewsFoto/Mercedes-Benz USA)

distinguished title of “Mercedes-Benz Presents” designer this season. The “Mercedes-Benz Presents” program recognizes one designer each season showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim that demonstrates dedication to the use of quality materials, unique style and innovative design.  Mara Hoffman joins a prestigious list of past “Mercedes-Benz Presents” designers including: Vitamin A, Red Carter, Trina Turk, and LUXE by Lisa Vogel and will showcase her collection alongside over thirty of the industry’s most influential swimwear designers during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at The Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach.

New York-based fashion designer Mara Hoffman began designing her namesake label in 2000. Having graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City and studied at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London, Hoffman has developed a recognizable aesthetic heavily focused on prints. Recurrently drawing from nature and fantasy, Hoffman often finds inspiration from her own travels around the world.

Mara Hoffman Receives "Mercedes-Benz Presents" Title.  (PRNewsFoto/Mercedes-Benz USA)

Mara Hoffman Receives “Mercedes-Benz Presents” Title. (PRNewsFoto/Mercedes-Benz USA)

The Mara Hoffman line encompasses both Ready-to-Wear and Swimwear. Swim collections consist of playful bikinis, one-pieces, dashiki cover-ups and casual, multi-functional dresses, all in Hoffman’s signature prints and often featuring unique detailing such as beading or embroidery. The Ready-to-Wear collections include everything from flowing dresses to cashmere coats, often incorporating intricate details such as beading and embroidery.

Mara Hoffman’s Ready-to-Wear collection is shown at Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week and her swim collections headline during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami.

Mara Hoffman is one of the most prestigious swimwear designers in the industry and we are honored to welcome her into the ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents’ program, which continues to support the swimwear industry globally,” said Stephanie Zimmer, manager of brand experience marketing for Mercedes-Benz USA.  “Mara’s unique prints are unmistakable and evoke a very spirited, playful attitude much like our 2014 E-Class Cabriolet debuting this season.”

For the first time, Mara Hoffman will debut a print design from her runway collection as the paint finish on the 2014 E-Class Cabriolet during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim.  The wrapped E-Class Cabriolet will be stopping by South Beach hot spots to give out invitations to runway shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim.  The one-of-a-kind print will also debut on a unique fashion item designed exclusively by Hoffman and will be on sale at Alchemist fashion boutique in Miami.

2013 Mara Hoffman Swimwear Collection (Credit - Sheldon Baldie)

2013 Mara Hoffman Swimwear Collection (Credit – Sheldon Baldie)

2013 Mara Hoffman Swimwear Collection (Credit - Sheldon Baldie)

2013 Mara Hoffman Swimwear Collection (Credit – Sheldon Baldie)

2013 Mara Hoffman Swimwear Collection (Credit - Sheldon Baldie)

2013 Mara Hoffman Swimwear Collection (Credit – Sheldon Baldie)

It was a dream come true to see one of my designed prints as the paint finish on a Mercedes-Benz convertible,” said Mara Hoffman.  “I am sincerely honored to have been selected as the ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents’ designer and I cannot wait to kick off all of the festivities this season has in store.”

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 will take place in Miami Beach, Florida at The Raleigh from July 18th – 23rd, 2013.  Designers presenting their 2014 collections include: AGUA BENDITA, POKO PANO, DOLORES CORTES, SUBOO, BEACH BUNNY, NICOLITA, AQUA DI LARA, MARA HOFFMAN SWIM, VIX PAULA HERMANNY, CM CIA.MARITIMA, NANETTE LEPORE, OAKLEY, BCBGENERATION, GOTTEX, L*SPACE BY MONICA WISE, A.Z ARAUJO, LULI FAMA, CAFFE SWIMWEAR, MAAJI SWIMWEAR, SAUVAGE, ZINGARA SWIMWEAR, NAILA, 6 SHORE ROAD, A.CHE SWIM, AGUACLARA, AQUARELLA SWIMWEAR, CAITLIN KELLY SWIMWEAR and MINIMALE ANIMALE.

 

Official schedule can be seen here: www.miami.mbfashionweek.com/schedule

FASHION SHOW REVIEW: TRINA TURK 2013 FALL/WINTER COLLECTION

By PHILLIP D. JOHNSON

Images by PHILLIP D. JOHNSON

A genuine Californian, born and bred, Designer TRINA TURK—and the essence of her design aesthetic—is based as much on her upbringing, as well as on her lifelong appreciation for Mid-Century Modernist architecture, artistry and craftsmanship (CHARLES AND RAY EAMES, LOUIS KAHN, OSCAR NIEMEYER, ISAMU NOGUCHI, EERO SAARINEN, JOSEPH EICHLER, EDITH HEATH, CLIFF MAY, EILEEN GRAY, GEORGE NELSON) that has its nucleus in the Golden State. Turk is both inspired by and represents the lifestyle of California: optimistic, progressive, accessible, effortless, colorful, and confident. Her popular swimwear, ready-to-wear, accessory, and home collections are influenced by her love of 1960s and ’70s vintage apparel and jewelry as well as modernist and graphic art, and mid-century modern architecture. She is widely known for her use of dynamic colors and signature prints, including bright floral, bold graphics and vintage inspired jacquards.

Trina Turk 2013 Fall/Winter Collection (Photo Credit: Phillip D. Johnson)

Trina Turk 2013 Fall/Winter Collection (Photo Credit: Phillip D. Johnson)

From the beginning of her career, launching the brand with her photographer husband, JONATHAN SKOW, in 1995, she has championed the effortless flair and sunny optimism of this native mindset through the prism of her carefully crafted women’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections, a menswear line called MR TURK, and residential décor and textiles collections.

Trina Turk 2013 Fall/Winter Collection (Photo Credit: Phillip D. Johnson)

Trina Turk 2013 Fall/Winter Collection (Photo Credit: Phillip D. Johnson)

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HOLIDAY 2012 GIFT IDEA: M-EDGE ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH FASHION DESIGNER TRINA TURK ON LINE OF ACCESSORIES FOR IPHONE, IPAD, KINDLE FIRE, AND LAPTOPS

THE TRINA TURK COLLECTION FOR M-EDGE OFFERS FASHION-FORWARD ACCESSORIES FOR STYLISH, TECH-SAVVY CONSUMERS

M-EDGE, a leading designer of tablet, smartphone, and e-reader accessories, today announced the TRINA TURK COLLECTION FOR M-EDGE, which features cases for iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire HD and laptops. The effortlessly chic cases are inspired by TRINA TURK‘s southern California style and feature her signature graphic prints and colorful patterns on M-Edge’s bestselling case styles.  The collection is available today at medgestore.com and will be available in December at TRINA TURK‘s signature boutiques, Trinaturk.com and major retailers.

The Trina Turk collection for M-Edge offers fashion-forward accessories for iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, and Laptops

Inspired by the multicultural mix, architecture, and landscape of California, the TRINA TURK COLLECTION is full of the season’s most casually sophisticated and “must have” silhouettes. Trina’s philosophy is to create wearable, optimistic fashion that incorporates the best aspects of classic American sportswear. Founded in 1995, the TRINA TURK BRAND includes women’s ready-to-wear, Mr. Turk menswear, outerwear, swim, residential, handbags and jewelry. Trina Turk’s signature boutiques are located in New York, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Bal Harbour, Newport Beach (CA), Burlingame (CA) and Dallas.  For more information, please visit www.Trinaturk.com. Continue reading