Archive for May, 2008

Fashion Group Foundation Trend Report

May 22, 2008

The Fashion Group Foundation has presented either a live or audio-visual presentations covering the seasonal fashion runway shows in the United States and in Europe since Ready-to-Wear shows began in the 1960’s.

The collections are interpreted by a Fashion Group Ready-To-Wear Committee and presented in a comprehensive audio-visual presentation with over 700 industry professionals in attendance. A panel discussion may also be presented featuring the R-T-W Committee including designers, editors and retailers.

Model Alert: Stacey McKenzie

May 22, 2008

Though model Stacey McKenzie has been in the fashion industry for over 20 years, she is still making her mark in the industry. Stacey was born in Jamaica but grew up in Canada where she tried to get into the industry there. Not fairing so well, she moved to New York and was instantaneously drafted to work with such designers as Jean-Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler. Currently a judge on Canada’s Next Top Model and has her own company McKenzie’s Walk This Way.

Its Luxe Baby

May 22, 2008

Luxe Boutique, located at 1000 Marietta Street in Atlanta. Luxe is owned by Leslie Fram, Carole Davenport and Jenn Ripley. The ladies behind Luxe have created an almost ultra-exclusive shopping experience when the re-opened the store at its new location in Midtown Atlanta.

You can pick up rare and authentic designer finds at really good prices, which are usually 50-70% below retail. They have a bag collection that is to die for, with prices that won’t put you in the grave.

Visit Luxe Boutique at www.luxatlanta.com

 

Trend Alert: Color Blocks

May 22, 2008

Color blocks are a cool trend for the summer that can be an alternative to the floral and print patterns that have been popping up this season. Color blocks and be complicated and eccentric like the bold and bright patterns of Marc Jacobs or they can be simple and classic like the those of JCrew or FCUK. Some brands and designers that are inspiring color blocks include Marc by Marc Jacobs, FCUK and DKNY.

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Emerging Designer: Tian Justman

May 22, 2008

Atlanta designer Tian Justman, opened her fashion design studio in the Old Fourth Ward District of Atlanta in early 2008. She creates one of a kind, custom-designed pieces for Atlanta’s elite.

Image Source: Tian Justman Studio Skirt – courtesy ajc.com