September 23, 2009 by admin · Comments Off
NEW YORK, NY (September 23, 2009)—In an effort to highlight the critical environmental impact of clothing design, leading green design website Inhabitat.com has announced the official launch of its new eco-fashion site, Ecouterre.com. Aiming to dispel the disparaging stereotypes that still cling to “eco fashion” and reverse the frivolous connotation associated with fashion design in general, Ecouterre.com wants to change people’s minds about what “fashion” is: moving beyond fleeting fads and mindless consumerism to a smarter understanding of what goes into the textiles that we wrap around our bodies on a daily basis. Ecouterre approaches fashion from a design perspective, and it maintains that like any other form of design (architecture, product design, urban design), fashion design can, and should be better, smarter, and more socially and environmentally responsible.
Ecouterre could not have come at a more relevant time. The plight of the economy has forced people to open their eyes to our limited resources, and the trend toward frugality has actually bolstered the sustainability movement by encouraging consumers to be smarter about their spending and more creative with their resources. In addition, clothing manufacturers are shifting their modes of production. In 2006, retail sales of organic cotton products reached $1.1 billion globally—85 percent higher than the year before, according to the Organic Exchange—which presents telling evidence that “green” is finally becoming a selling point for consumers. Read more
CALLING ALL PROUD PARENTS: GAP SEARCHES FOR THE NEW FACES OF BABYGAP AND GAPKIDS WITH ITS FOURTH ANNUAL CASTING CALL CONTEST
September 22, 2009 by admin · Comments Off
Gap Teams Up with Disney Family.com for a Nationwide Search to Find America’s Brightest Personalities and Most Adorable Young Faces
SAN FRANCISCO, September 22, 2009 – Gap’s nationwide search for babies and kids with a twinkle in their eye, charm in their smile and an expressive personality to match has officially started. Today Gap launched its fourth annual Gap Casting Call — a nationwide contest to find the next faces of babyGap and GapKids. This year, Gap is teaming up with online parenting site, Disney Family.com, offering phenomenal prizes and more chances to win with its first-ever America’s Fan Favorite and Voters’ Sweepstakes awards. Read more
September 20, 2009 by admin · Comments Off
LOS ANGELES – September 01, 2009 – IVP Designs, a division of DLA Designs LLC, has launched a new fashion line available at it’s online web site and in selected boutique stores around the country.
The new line of prison-themed, French designed clothing features a variety of t-shirts all branded under the IVP banner, which is an acronym for the French “Inspire par la Vie Prisonniere” or “inspired by the prisoner’s life.” Read more
September 18, 2009 by admin · Comments Off
Portero, Inc., the curated marketplace for pre-owned, authenticated luxury goods, recently named Susan Engel as Chief Executive Officer.
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2009 — Portero, Inc., the curated marketplace for pre-owned, authenticated luxury goods, recently named Susan Engel as Chief Executive Officer. Read more
September 14, 2009 by admin · Comments Off
New York Fashion Week (September 12, 2009) – Stacey Bendet once again brings her work to life with the launch of alice + olivia’s spring 2010 collection. This season the innovative designer will transform a raw gallery space in New York City’s meatpacking district into a live rock concert scene featuring a performance by French girl band Plastiscines and styled by Stacey’s longtime friends Anda and Masha.
Following the success of the past themed presentations “alice in wonderland”, “breakfast in bed”, “hippy queen” and Mick Rock photo gallery at alice + olivia’s Bryant Park Store, Stacey once again spins a stylish tale through the music of the Plastiscines, enlisting the band to perform and promote the playful mood of the collection. Both the band and the runway models, posing as adoring fans, will showcase the designers’ spring looks. Read more
September 10, 2009 by admin · Comments Off
For a better and more detailed overview of the latest collection, is Marlies Dekkers introducing the marlies|dekkers digital magazine!
With beautiful pictures, backgrounds of her inspiration, exciting locations and an extensive lingerie and styling details. A digital glossy with the highest quality for today’s woman. Read more
September 9, 2009 by admin · Comments Off
Tampa, FL (September 8 ) – WooLoot Sport is pleased to introduce its new line of lightweight, waterproof sport watches. The watches weigh just 10g and come in a dozen fresh colors. Each watch features a sleek unisex sport design, a large LCD display, a clasp-free natural soft rubber band and watchcase, and a user-replaceable battery. The watches are guaranteed to be waterproof to one atmosphere and come with a one-year warranty.
“Our beautiful sport watches combine an efficient lightweight design with an exceptional range of colors,” says WooLoot Sport Director Jennifer Perez. “Each watch also includes tourmaline, a beautiful green semi-precious mineral that can aid in detoxification, increase concentration, and improve sleep, meditation and relaxation, all of which are important to today’s athletes.” Read more
September 1, 2009 by admin · Comments Off
Alexandria, VA- September 1, 2009 – The second annual Northern Virginia Fashion Week (NOVAFW) is scheduled to take place February 20 – February 27, 2010 in McLean, VA. The week long spectacle of events will continue to support Northern Virginia, and surrounding areas, as an unrecognized fashion Mecca by promoting fashion businesses, highlighting fashion trends and supporting students in their pursuit to make a name for themselves within the fashion industry. Fashion Week is designed to give patrons and industry-insiders an eagle eye view of the most sophisticated styles that Northern Virginia has to offer, and opens their minds to a new and creative dynasty building in this region.
Tyons Corner Center the event partner, which encompasses more than 2.4 million square feet of retail space and over 300 stores including such big names like Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor and Bloomingdales, will serve as the venue for the Fall Fashion Week by hosting the week long events underneath the big tents, including the Lupus Foundation Charity Gala, designer showcases and workshops.
“Being able to partner with Tysons Corner Center will allow us to produce a fall and spring Fashion Week starting in 2010. Our Fall fashion week in Feb was a stepping stone and we have to continue providing a standardize fashion week in this region.” says Andrew Roby, Executive Director of NOVAFW.
Because staff and Board members of NOVAFW are directly affected by Lupus through family members, NOVAFW thought of no better way to be a leader in finding a cure than to dedicate its proceeds to the Lupus Foundation of America to help aide them in their continuing efforts to conduct on-going research for a cure.
In setting the stage for the upcoming Fall Fashion Week, NOVAFW has launched its new Web site that will allow visitors to donate to Lupus and read about the latest happenings during fashion week. The website will also showcase the efforts of NOVAFW and their partners in becoming a Fair Trade and Eco-Friendly fashion week. Access to designer shows and event line up will be available beginning in December.
In our continuing effort to support the up-and-coming designers of tomorrow, an awards package will be offered to a student from area’s fashion schools as a part of the student designer competition. This is competition will challenge students to excel at their craft.
Supporters of the upcoming NOVAFW already include the WDCW 50 TV, Falls Church News Press, Tru Images Management Group, DC Professionals in the City, The Dessy Group, Pangea Organics, Indulge Mobile Spa, and Martini Gold. Businesses which are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor should contact Reginald W. Turner, at 1-800-900-7501, ext 48 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on NOVAFW and its schedule visit: www.novafashionweek.com.