Fashion’s Night Out: Two Models Lead A Flashmob Across The City

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Fashion’s Night Out was a night to remember.  In the span of just a few hours I danced in the street, had a few drinks, met some amazing people, and witnessed a flash mob lead by two models Coco Rocha and Damaris Lewis.  It went down in front of Zac Posen’s store in the meatpacking district, and of course I caught the whole thing on video.

After the flashmob the energy in the district was high and the next thing I knew there was a massive crowd in from of the DVF store as Estelle started performing in the store.  I spent some time at the Maybelline Studio at the Gansevoort plaza and stopped by the Levis store for some amazing cocktails, wine and finger food.  Check out the photos below to get a visual of fashion’s night out from my point of view.  Its funny, eventhough I’ve covered FNO on this site before, this year was my first year experiencing it for myself.  If you pick the right stores and the right location the madness of the night can actually be a fun and productive one.

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STYLE: Fashion 2.0 Summer Soirée & Book Launch

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Fashion 2.0, the well known and well attended meet up by fashion’s tech elite, celebrated their 3 year anniversary at the New York Sky Room. The annual summer Soirée also served as a book lanch party for Yuli Ziv’s book “Blogging Your Way To The Front Row: The Insider’s Guide To Turning Your Fashion Blog Into A Profitable Business And Launching A New Career.” In attendance included fashion bloggers, new media publishers, entrepreneurs, industry insiders, fashion PR reps, and the like to talk fashion, enjoy the view and congratulate Yuli on her book.

"Washed Up" Fashion Exhibition for Project Ocean @ SelfRidges [London]

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Selfridges Ocean Project: “Washed Up” Fashion Exhibition from Rhonesha Byng on Vimeo.

Walking down Oxford circus it was hard to miss the elaborate display of gorgeous couture fashion pieces amongst an elaborate display of coral shells. We didn’t know what we had stumbled upon but we were intrigued enough to go inside.
What we found was the “Washed Up” fashion exhibition, part of SelfRidges Project Ocean. The exhibition ended on June 12th and I stumbled upon it just a few days before they packed it up. The project was curated by Judith Clark and is part of a retail activist initiative to highlight the impact of over-fishing on the environment.
The exhibit showcases 26 couture pieces with an ocean theme by designers including Philip Treacy, Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh, Iris Van Herpen and Hussein Chalayan. The most buzzed about pieces include Huseein Chalayan’s bubble dress, which is in the main display window and is the dress that drew us in initially, and Philip Treacy’s lobster hat worn by Lady Gaga. Another notable featured also includes Alexander McQueens’s iconic Plato Atlantis dress and Gareth Pugh’s Fishscale dress seen on Beyonce in the Run The World video.
This specific exhibition has closed but there are still other exhibits throughout the store part of Project Ocean and you can donate to their cause HERE.

Project Ocean
Selfridges
400 Oxford Street, W1 London

Sample Sales: Betsey Johnson & Hive Showroom

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Betsey Johnson is having a sample sale, so you can snag your holiday gifts and treats with an 80% off discount.  Click flyer to enlarge. 

The Hive Showroom is having a sample sale with items 50 to 70% off retail and prices starting as low as $10. Featured items include colorful fur vests, bold leather jackets, brightly printed dresses, soft cashmere cardigans, fine Italian men’s dress shirts, and leather belts and bags.  Many are from new or up and coming designers, but still quality pieces.

Details are below:

Date/Time:
Dec 7th – Dec 10th
Tues to Fri / 9 AM to 7 PM

Location:
The Hive Showroom
544 W 27th St, 6th Floor / New York, NY 10001
(212) 544-6077 / www.thehiveshowroom.com

Payment:
CASH ONLY (ATM downstairs)

Brands:
WOMEN and MEN
Herion cotton & silk wraps, tops, dresses, swimwear, and fur vests in vintage prints
BeeQueen by Chicca Lualdi fashionable dresses, tops, jackets, and pants
Benedetta Novi leather jackets, blazers and tops
c00 embroidered tops, tanks, and dresses
Livio de Simone bright colored printed dresses, tops, and jumpers
Snobby Sheep cashmere cardigans and shells
Cristiani classic men’s dress and sports shirts
Fiorio sports coats, tops, and polos
Rana colorful and printed men’s swim trunks
Tavola classic men’s dress and casual pants
Berge leather handbags, belts, and luggage
LAVA leather bags, briefcases, and luggage
Personality colorful luxury scarves

Events: TONIGHT Yana Handbags Urban Fairytale Presentation

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Yana Handbags, is inviting the public to check out their Fall collection. YANA handbags are leather collectables that are reminiscent of the old school.  Each bag features details such as 18k plated hardware, tie dye suede lining, butter soft leathers, and hand sewn bows on every label.  They often use re-purposed leathers to limit our waste contribution and vegetable dyed skins to curb our chemical impact on the environment.  YANA strives to create socially conscious handbags that cater to various charities.


For details on tonight’s event read on…



May 12th, 2010
Yana Handbags cordially invites you to be enchanted in an urban fairytale as you view the 2010 Fall Muse Collection.


Garment Room in Soho at 112 Greene St
NYC 7pm-9pm
Press preview will be from 6pm-7pm
with a live performance by violinist Joya Bravo
rsvp@yanahandbags.com


Organic vodka will be provided by VeeV. The cocktails will feature fresh cucumber and strawberry blends.


Music provided by DJ Double-O of Kidz in the Hall, with styling by Samia Grand-Pierre and set design by Adam Aleksander.

Style: London Fashion Week AW 2010

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London’s Fashion Week proved to be the most low key in terms of extravagant designers and celebrity apperances.  In fact, the designs on the runway this season proved more wearable than the outfits of most of the show goers, each invitee seeking to either express the most extreme version of their style, or simply to out dress the others.  Aside from the catwalks, it was the bloggers who ruled LFW this year with an increased amount of 33 percent of invites going to Fashion Bloggers, whose motto seemed to be to gain access by “any means necessary.”


What IS London Fashion? from SocietyandStyle.com on Vimeo.

With a constant stream of shows, LFW took place without a hitch each show going live as close as possible to its scheduled times.  And as a special mark of the digital revolutions influnece on fashion, each show was streamed live online and an assortment of photos and videos can be found on  http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/.  The press lounge was also full equipped with Macs galore, perfect for instant updates, live blogging and footage uploading.  And, if any of the media had time between shows, there was a Mac make over station, and Toni & Guy blow out station.

Alexander McQueen Memorial Wall

Some of the highlights this season were from Vivenne Westwood, Sass & Bide, Bora Aksu, House of Holland, PPQ and Mulberry.  In addition to the shows there were presentations in various rooms throughout Somerset House.

Louise Gray Presentation

For More on the shows click READ MORE….


London Fashion Week: Aminaka Wilmont from SocietyandStyle.com on Vimeo.

Bora Aksu

Bora Aksu 
More HERE

London Fashion Week: Bora Aksu from SocietyandStyle.com on Vimeo.

Sass & Bide

Sass & Bide more HERE
PPQ
PPQ (more HERE)
Mulberry 

More Mulberry HERE

Vivienne Westwood

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