Monthly Archives: November 2013

Nautica Fashion Show During Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, NY – 2013

Nautica designer Chris Cox presented the Nautica Men’s Spring 2014 collection in a well-attended fashion show during Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, held at The Stage at Lincoln Center on September 6, 2013 in New York City.

This is a very manly collection, sporty, nautical – picture the wind in his hair as he sails his yacht – or dingy – but looking incredibly sexy as he does so in Nautica’s Menswear collection.
Expect rugged wind cheater style jackets, knee-length coats, rolled up canvas trousers, shorts, shirts and sweaters, in colors like lemon yellow, red, navy blue, grey, khaki, black and white.
This collection from Nautica isn’t much into prints, as usual, except for the blue printed shorts and pants featured here and there is some very stylish color-blocking.

The following celebrities were in attendance: Actors Matt Letscher, Colin Egglesfield, Football player Kerry Rhodes and New York Knicks player Chris Smith.

Exclusive Interview with Award Winning Costume Designer/Stylist and Fashion Designer Patricia Field at Helen Yarmark’s PH – The Iconic Crown Building, New York, 2013

Field was born in 1941 in New York City to a Greek father and an Armenian mother, who emigrated from Plomari, Lesbos, Greece. She was raised in Astoria, Queens and has claimed credit for inventing the modern legging for women’s fashion in the 1970s. She is the owner of the eponymous boutique Patricia Field.

Field met Sarah Jessica Parker during the filming of 1995’s Miami Rhapsody. The actress became so enchanted with Field’s collections that they became friends and continued working with her on the series Sex and the City. Before beginning the first season of the Sex and the City television series on HBO, Parker asked to have Field design some of the clothes that her character, Carrie Bradshaw, would wear. During Field’s tenure as costume designer on Sex and the City, the show became famous for the fashions showcased.

For her work on Sex and the City, Field was nominated for five Emmy Awards, with one win, and nominated for six Costume Designers Guild awards, with four wins. She is one out of six Honorees of the 2008 Reel Time Film Festival. She went on to return as Costume Designer for Sex and the City: the Movie (2008) and the sequel Sex and the City 2 (2010). She worked in the Asian market by creating the fashion behind the Chinese feature film “杜拉拉升职记” (Go Lala Go) (2010). Her most recent project is Taiwanese television series, The Material Queen. Field’s television credits include Hope & Faith and Ugly Betty. She served as costume designer for the feature film The Devil Wears Prada, for which she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Costume Design, although in an extensive interview included as a bonus feature on the film’s DVD release, she admits she dressed the cast by gathering garments from other designers’ ready-to-wear collections rather than creating them herself.

Field, who is openly lesbian, was for many years romantically committed to costume designer Rebecca Weinberg (Field), with whom she has partnered on Sex & the City and Spin City.

She appeared as the first guest judge during the first season of the Bravo reality television series Project Runway. Her eponymous boutique was featured in a 2007 episode of Kathy Griffin’s reality show My Life on the D-List, as well as on a 2008 episode of Paris Hilton’s My New BFF. She designed the outfits in Namie Amuro’s music videos for her three songs New Look, Rock Steady, and What A Feeling from her single 60s 70s 80s, as well as Anna Vissi’s music videos for Stin Pyra and Alitissa Psihi from her album Apagorevmeno. In 2011, she designed all or most of the outfits for the characters in a Taiwan drama called Material Queen.

World Liberty TV was on hand at the Helen Yarmark’s PH at The Iconic Crown Building NY where Ms. Field was doing the styling for The Helen Yarmak line.

Pat Cleveland: First Black Supermodel, 2013

Cleveland studied at New York’s High School of Art and Design, where her first love was fashion. By her early teens, she was designing and wearing her own creations. Her modelling career began by accident in 1967 when she was spotted on a New York subway by Carrie Donovan, an assistant editor at Vogue. The 14-year-old was on her way to classes at LaGuardia Performing Arts School when, “This assistant followed me,” Cleveland recalled. “My girlfriend said, ‘You better run. There’s a dyke chasing you’. I said, ‘What’s a dyke?’”

After working with Ebony, Cleveland began to attract the attention of the major fashion designers of the day, working first with famous names such as Jacques Tiffeau and Stephen Burrows. Soon she was meeting and working with all of fashion’s top playmakers, including Diana Vreeland, Irving Penn and Andy Warhol. But despite her early success Cleveland grew disillusioned with America and its racist attitudes towards black models. One day, fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez invited her to try her luck in Milan and Paris instead.

Cleveland returned to United States in 1974 (the year of US Vogue’s first black cover model), and continued modelling into the 1980s. She went into semi-retirement after getting married and giving birth to two children, Anna and Noel. Today she still makes intermittent appearances on television and on the runway.

Ellassay Designs from Shenzhen ,China Fashion Show at Lincoln Center NY 2013

Shenzhen Ellassay Fashion Industry Co., Ltd. engages in the design, manufacture, and retail of fashion apparel and shoes for women in China. The company also publishes a fashion magazine. Shenzhen Ellassay Fashion Industry Co., Ltd. was founded in 1995 and is based in Shenzhen, China. It has retail stores in Shanghai, Harbin, Guilin, Dalian, Nanjing, Changsha, Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan, and Xian, China.

World Liberty TV Team was on hand to cover the Ellassay Fashion line. They debuted at NY Fashion Week 2013.

Denghao Designs from Shenzhen, China – 2013

Shenzhen DENG Hao (Denghao) brands were at the evening at Lincoln Center (Lincoln Center) Studio Fashion Week main venue hall, held a fashion show with international trends.

The fashion show will be the United States and the international fashion industry, media and professional audience in Shenzhen’s top achievements in the field of fashion design epitomizes modern colorful costume culture of Shenzhen, Shenzhen, the fashion industry to expand in the international fashion industry’s influence, the fashion industry in Shenzhen business opportunities.

Catwalk designer brands Tang Hao (Denghao), its chairman and artistic director, Tang Hao China’s top ten fashion designers, has been concentrated on studying the original texture textures knitting process, the creation of the ‘Flower’ design style by the industry and the market Welcome, products are sold to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and other countries and regions. Hao was awarded the Best Women’s Design Award China, China Best Women’s Designer Award and many other honors.

It is reported that, in order to promote the international apparel brands in Shenzhen, Shenzhen, the fashion industry and to strengthen international exchanges and cooperation, Shenzhen fashion Legion Following five consecutive years to participate in London Fashion Week, will be a great debut for the first time the world’s largest fashion week – 2014 New York Summer Fashion Week main venue, setting off a brilliant ‘China Shenzhen fashion style.’ This is China’s largest city in the overseas fashion event.

Kristin Costa, Gothic and Costume Wear Designs ,2013

Kristin Costa had been into fashion design for as long as she can remember. Her first outfits were made for her friends when they re-enacted their adaptation of Gone with the Wind in fourth grade. “The costumes were made out of felt and glue,” the chirpy 25 year-old designer recalled over the phone. “I think my mom still has one of them in a closet somewhere.”
Since then, Kristin’s inspirations have been historical fashion, theater, steampunk, and art. “I love looking at fine art and historical costumes. What’s awesome about steampunk, especially, is the Victorian aspect, and I’m drawn to what comes from the past that’s really fantastic and regal.”

The outfits were a fascinating mix of ready-to-wear items and theatrical set pieces. I adored the perfect mauve-patterned dresses and the flirty brass-buttoned skirts, along with the bold cuts in menswear. The result was both showy and wearable, a mix worthy to display both in department store windows and beneath stage lights.

Creenisgaa Clothing by Native Indian Designers, Linda Lavallee and Luugigyoo Patrick Stewart – 2013

First Nations designers from Canada, Linda Lavallee and Luugigyoo Patrick Stewart made their New York debut under the label creenisgaa clothing during Fashion Week 2013.
Linda Lavallee learned to make boots from her mother and grandmother and she studied at the Shoe School in Port Townsend, WA. “creenisgaa” stands for the Cree and Nisga’a nations to which Linda and Patrick belong. creenisgaa has been seen on the red carpet at the Canadian Juno Awards, the Aboriginal Music Awards, Cannes Film Festival and the Disney movie premiere of The Lone Ranger.
In their latest collection to be shown in New York, Ms. Lavallee and Mr. Stewart use a mixture of fabrics, from leather, cedar and birch bark to cotton, wool and ultra-suede in traditional Nisga’a and Cree colors featuring red, white and black. The collection features handcrafted and hand-painted leather boots based on traditional cree boot design.

Danny Nguyen Designs from USA/Vietnam – 2013

Lurid fluorescent light spills over a shadowy figure working deep into the night. Exacting needles, spools of fine thread, and luxuriant fabrics find their way in and around the dexterous hands of this diligent artist. Reckless passion is cast aside and replaced by the brutal will of a true fashion designer. To describe Danny Nguyen’s talents with words would be as futile as identifying infinity with a number.

Despite his now bolstering yet enigmatic personality, Danny Nguyen’s foundation in the fashion world is rooted in the soil of humility. He began as a child, under the wing of his mother. Predating his arrival to the United States, Danny would be seen at a very early age cutting fabrics, collecting designs and assisting with custodial chores around his mother’s alteration. During this period, he developed and refined many of the essential skills of a fine fashion designer.

From hence, Danny has developed further in many other aspects of the fashion world upon his arrival to the rich and diverse culture of Houston. He has his own studio for alterations and design entitled DNC (Danny Nguyen Couture) in which he spends a great deal of time pursuing his dream which dances at the end of every needle he drives into his next exquisite creation. He is a son, a brother, and a friend but most importantly, he is the embodiment of a calling whose sound does not quiet until it has reached the end of the runway.

Sho Sho Esquiro, Aboriginal Fashion Designer from Canada – 2013

Aboriginal Fashion Designer and Artist Sho Sho Esquiro took the stage, whose elegant pieces feature meticulous detailing and figure-flattering silhouettes. A show-stopping strapless black gown with billowing ruffled bottom evoked a waterfall of verbal “wows” from the crowd before the room filled up with applause, and it wasn’t even the final piece in the collection to grace the runway.

Sahara Swag Designs by Zehra Wajid From Canada/Dubai – 2013

Sahara Swag is an up-and coming fashion line that puts a unique spin on ethnic fashion, beautifully marrying elegance with modern chic. The latest collection is entitled “Dolls of Dubai”, and features the label’s signature vibrancy with more effervescent chiffons, sequences and trendy laces.
“My designs are inspired by the Middle East,” says Canadian designer Zehra Wajid. “The greatest influence is the stylish modesty women carry so well in that part of the world.”
Established in 2012, Sahara Swag has a swiftly growing clientele in the Middle East as well as in North America. Each design is made with the finest fabrics and is tailored with precise and detailed stitching exclusively prepared for the Sahara Swag woman.

New Zealand Hat and Hair Art Show From New Zealand, 2013

The event marks New Zealand Hat & Hair Art’s debut onto the world stage.
The NZ Hat & Hair Art collection is entitled “Raw” and is in keeping with a New Zealand flavor featuring traditional Maori designs and incorporating the best of the country’s raw materials, merino wool, luxury leather and pounamu adornments. These stunning masterpieces showcase kiwi ingenuity and creativity.

Ringing Bell Robes by Native Indian Designer Lynda Kay Peters from Canada, 2013

Artist and fashion designer Linda Kay is an Ojibway/Cree born in Red Lake, Ontario and now a member of the Seabird Island Band in British Columbia. Linda has had a strong interest in sewing and fashion from an early age.
In 1996, Linda’s interest in designing native clothing was inspired by Carol Starlight Mason, a fashion designer from the Blood reserve in Alberta, who became Linda’s mentor and creative inspiration. Linda is known for her distinctive vests, coats, and jackets for men, women and children.
Her most recent designs include formal wear and traditional dance regalia. Some of Linda’s designs are her own creations depicting her Ojibway/Cree heritage, and others are her interpretations of the Coast Salish/Sto: lo culture. She is inspired by various other First Nation artists and likes to promote and ensure their recognition.
Ringing Bell Robes is the name of Linda Kay’s fashion line, derived from her Cree name “Kaysaywaysemat.” Her creations have sparked interest in communities across Canada and she has shown her designs in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Montana.
A recent honor was being selected, along with 10 other First Nation designers from across Canada, to show her fashions at the National Aboriginal Music Awards and the Skydome Powwow held in Toronto, Ontario.
Linda has been coordinating fashion shows since 1997. Noticing how her young models experienced such a sense of pride after participating in one of her fashion shows, she began a youth self-esteem focusing on image, teamwork, leadership, and modeling.
The successful program gives youth a peek into the fashion industry and provides them with an opportunity to participate in a fashion show; either on the runway or behind the scenes.
With a background in administration and Aboriginal Community Economic Development, Linda has dedicated the last 30+ years of her life to working in Aboriginal communities. Her goals are to continue working with First Nations people, jingle dress dance, teach her grandchildren about their culture, travel to new countries and open her own arts, gifts and designer wear shop.