The CFDA has released the American Collections Calendar wetting our appetites for New York Fashion Week.
There are 75 runway shows and presentations.
Showing are Altuzarra, Anna Sui, AREA, Batsheva, Brandon Maxwell, Carolina Herrera, Coach, Collina Strada, Dion Lee, Eckhaus Latta, Elena Velez, Gabriela Hearst, Jason Wu Collection, KHAITE, LaQuan Smith, LoveShackFancy, Michael Kors, Palomo Spain, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Puppets & Puppets, Sergio Hudson, Simkhai, Sukeina, Tory Burch, Ulla Johnson, Who Decides War and Willy Chavarria, among others.
Additionally, some brands will present their collections via activations or appointment days. Not showing so far are Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, and Tom Ford.
First-time additions include Heron Preston, Koltson, Cucculelli Shaheen, Ayama Studio, Kallmeyer, Kate Barton, Nayon, and Zimo.
The biggest news is Rodarte is back!
Well at least fashion is back
Fashion icon Iris Apfel Brings Her Style To Heaven
Portrait of Iris by tatydesignstudio.com
Iris started her career as a copywriter for Women’s Wear Daily and interior designer Elinor Johnson.
In 1948, she married husband Carl Apfel, and the duo owned a textile firm until they retired 44 years later. Over the years the pair worked on many restoration projects, including the White House.
Carl died at the age of 100 in 2015.
Iris at 90, she began teaching at the University of Texas at Austin. At 94, she was the subject of a documentary by Albert Maysles, simply titled “Iris”. At 97, she became a model and modeled for Vogue Italia, Kate Spade, M.A.C. and many others. Iris was also the oldest person to have had a Barbie doll made by Mattel in her image. In addition to modeling, she also designed her own clothing and accessories line for HSN and published a book in 2018. It was then she became a fashion icon and self-proclaimed “geriatric starlet”, at the age of 102. Sadly she passed away on Friday in her Palm Beach, Florida, home.
Apfel was known for chunky bracelets, layers of necklaces, and those iconic heavy-framed glasses – she nicknamed eyebobs. She came to worldwide attention in 2005 when the Metropolitan Museum of Art showed an exhibition focusing on her fashion sense titled Rara Avis (Rare Bird).
Iris’s style, creativity and joy of life will be missed.
Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Shani Grosz, Dee Rivera, Shani Grosz, Daniela Reginato and Jane Elissa
“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents”, is a new show that is filmed live every Wednesday from 5 – 6 in the lobby of the iconic Hotel Edison, before a live audience. We will run the video on our site every Thursday and then it moves onto the podcast networks.
In this episode T2C’s publisher and owner Suzanna Bowling talks with Dee Rivera, Shani Grosz, Daniela Reginato and Jane Elissa. This show was all about women entrepreneurs and empowering women.
We were so proud because the show and our guests are now featured on the TV screens in the lobby and the hotel rooms.
I am so grateful to my guests Dee, Shani, Daniela and Jane for joining me. Thank-you Magda Katz for videoing and creating the content to go live, the audience who showed up to support us, Rommel Gopez and The Hotel Edison for their kindness and hospitality.
We hope to see you there on February 28th. We will announce our guests shortly.
Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Has Added One More Guest Dee Rivera
Women entrepreneur and empowering women is what this week’s podcast and show is about. Joining our guests Shani Grosz, Daniela Reginato and Jane Elissa is the fabulous Dee Rivera.
Dee Rivera is considered by many the Latina of fashion and the trailblazer in discovering new designers, bringing nearly 25 years of fashion and public relations experience, and working with some of the most recognizable fashion, beauty, luxury, lifestyle brands, and celebrities in the world, Dee has her polished finger on the pulse of the next big trend.
Dee’s background started in editorial fashion working for magazines such as Modern Bride Magazine, Essence Communication, and spent 3 years as the Director of Fashion at Latina Magazine. Her career shifted when she decided to dabble into public relations. Ever the entrepreneur, the rest is history. She is the creator of Latinista.com, Latinista Fashion Week, Hamptons Fashion Week, Times Square Fashion Week, and the author of Glambition Knocking Down Walls in Heels. As CEO and founder of DCG Public Relations and DCG Media Group, Dee is an expert at crafting and delivering the messages of her brands to the media, and consumers alike. She works tirelessly to secure the top print outlets as well as high profile digital magazines, blogs, and national TV with a gift of the pen and a flair for the dramatic, she is also a jet setting lifestyle writer, forthcoming author, and animal lover. Her goal is to have a farm & rescue all animals who need a home.
Follow her at IG: @dcgpublicrelations
“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents”, is a new show that is filmed live every Wednesday from 5 – 6 in the lobby of the iconic Hotel Edison, before a live audience. To see our first episode click here and our second episode click here. Please join us this Wednesday at 5pm in the Edison Hotel lobby for this exciting chat.
Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Our Guests Shani Grosz, Daniela Z Reginato and Jane Elissa
Women entrepreneur and empowering women is what this week’s podcast and show is about. I am so pleased to announce our guests Shani Grosz, Daniela Reginato and Jane Elissa.
For over two decades, Shani Grosz has created beautiful dresses for women. Her signature line is known for its use of color blocking and cutting-edge tailoring, creating the perfect silhouettes.
Her message is very clear: See the dress but FOCUS on the woman. She dresses News anchors, Broadway stars, television personalities and many more in the entertainment industry who flock to Shani. Shani’s designs are like the perfect little black dress –something every woman needs in her wardrobe that she can always count on to let her look her best. A graduate of Parson’s School of Design, Shani, is an internationally recognized designer with over two decades as the President and Designer of SHANI Collection. She has won many prestigious design awards for her well executed vision of “Wearable Art”. Shani works closely at developing up and coming talent. Shani designs for the modern woman, celebrating her multi-faceted lifestyle that allows her to be both feminine and strong.
Daniela Zahradnikova Reginato, has over twenty years experience in haute couture, fashion distribution, customer acquisition and retention, marketing strategy, relationship management and social-media-driven market development.
Following the launch of a successful and lucrative modeling career, Mrs. Reginato had leadership positions at the Mercer Hotel, Georgio’s in FL, Domenico Vacca and Zoom, Southampton, NY where daily sales volumes averaged $10,000. Mrs. Reginato co-founded Space Sixteen, SoHo and Southampton, NY, where she served as Creative Director and Marketing Strategist.
In these capacities Mrs. Reginato identified emerging trends and nurtured leading designers, NFP, Fairchild Baldwin, Andraab, Casana, AGF, Tusk, Lorenz-Bach, Giorgio of Palm Beach, Olfactive Studio and Victor DeSouza each. She recruited King Saladeenn, Craig Holt, Edwina Sandys and Jeffrey Teresen to provide artistic works. Mrs. Reginato also founded and funded Yoy Dally, an NGO dedicated to increasing awareness of the plight of the Romani children of Eastern Europe with links to a cultural center in Bucharest for Romani children and in concern with the Roma delegation to the United Nations, Office of Foreign Missions. Specifically, Mrs. Reginato’s work focused on addressing the harsh treatment of Romani children in Eastern European schools including bullying, low graduation rates and educational under achievement.
For the past 25 years fashion designer, artist/designer and author Jane Elissa has been voluntarily raising money for cancer and leukemia research through her benefits and designs. She is also an advocate for Leukemia Research. Her whimsical hats have become best-sellers and her handmade creations have been collected by people from all over the world.
Her unique one of a kind- appliqued, beaded, jeweled and painted NY pieces are made to inspire us to have a whimsical and positive vision of life. Her Victorian and Deco inspired retro pieces are collectibles that use vintage fabrics in combination with new ones to bring the past into the present.
All of Jane’s works reflect her unique talent of putting unexpected pieces together in a collage to create a story. She not only encourages you to try and imagine “her” story, but also to see into the works and create your own. With her commitment to charity and her expert craftsmanship, she’s proud to present these works for sale.
“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents ”, is a new show that is filmed live every Wednesday from 5 – 6 in the lobby of the iconic Hotel Edison, before a live audience. To see our first episode click here and our second episode click here. Please join us this Wednesday at 5pm in the Edison Hotel lobby for this exciting chat.
It Was A Saltburn Midsummer Night’s Dream Ending Fashion Week Shani Grosz
Nobody puts on a fashion show like Shani Grosz. Closing out the week Shani’s over the top “A Saltburn Midsummer Night’s Dream” display over at the Copacabana at West 51st Street was part Moulin Rouge and part circus.
You were greeted with performances and trucks handing out vintage popcorn.
In the audience were the actresses, athletes and television news anchors Shani dresses. I saw Rita Crosby and the two-time U.S. national champion and Olympic Figure Skater Gracie Gold whose new memoir just came out.
The fashion was ultra feminine and flattered every women’s figure. Shani Grosz’s dresses have such a flattering fit, that she makes every woman look like a superstar. Her clothes are timeless, elegant, her fabrics are sourced from all over the world. Feathers, beading, embroidery, Swarovski crystals. and sequins create a floaty, dreamy feeling, but these are women who have their feet firmly planted on the ground.
Shani has dressed thousands of women who because of the career and life styles must look fabulous and feel comfortable, because there is an audience watching their every move. Grosz knows how to make all women look and feel their best, no matter what their job is.
The Shani’s Collections are sold at Saks and Nordstrom. The Focus by Shani line is available at Nordstrom Rack, Saks Off 5th and Kohl’s. Both collections are available online at www.shanicollection.com.
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