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Elegance meets seduction in Atelier Pronovias 2017 bridal wear collection

Irina Shayk in the Atelier Pronovias 2017 catwalk showBridal wear brand Pronovias has unveiled its Atelier Pronovias 2017 haute couture collection, showcasing the latest trends in the world of wedding gowns. The new collection was presented in a catwalk show held in Barcelona to an audience of over 2,000 guests. The Atelier Pronovias 2017 collection is based on a highly specific creative concept — "Le Ciel" — meaning "The Sky." This theme was channeled at the show with an impressive array of lighting effects, creating a magical, almost ethereal atmosphere, and setting the scene for a host of renowned models to take to the runway.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 4:18 pm

Kate Spade posts 1Q profit, sees strong online sales

Kate Spade moved to a profit in its first quarter, helped by strong online sales and solid demand in North America. The clothing, handbag and accessories company earned $11.6 million, or 9 cents per share, …

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 12:08 pm

Chanel shows Cruise collection in Havana amid color, sparkle and Latin beats

Chanel showed its Cruise 2016-2017 collection on El Paseo del Prado in Havana.The French fashion house headed to Havana to present its Cruise 2016-2017 collection, Tuesday, May 3, in the brand's first ever Latin American catwalk show. To celebrate the event, Karl Lagerfeld crafted a collection bursting with life, with color and with sparkle, and jam-packed with references to the Caribbean island and the new chapter in its history. It was on the Cuban capital's El Paseo del Prado — a wide boulevard lined with trees and multicolored facades — that the French luxury brand unveiled its new collection, mixing the signature chic of Chanel with vibrant Cuban folklore inspirations.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 11:05 am

British Fashion Council announces shortlist for Designer Menswear Fund

BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund 2016The British Fashion Council (BFC) has revealed the designers shortlisted for its BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund. The prestigious award will see the winner receive a £150,000 grant (about US$217,000) to grow their label, as well as £50,000 value (about US$72,000) in kind services and 12 months of mentoring from industry experts. Urban label Sibling, which hit the headlines earlier this year with a River Island collaboration, is one of the shortlisted British brands, alongside designer Christopher Raeburn, who is famous for his work repurposing military fabrics.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 10:04 am

Chanel brings glamor back to Cuba in catwalk extravaganza

Brazilian top model Gisele Bundchen poses before a fashion show by German designer Karl Lagerfeld as part of his latest inter-seasonal Cruise collection for fashion house Chanel at the Paseo del Prado street in Havana, CubaBy Sarah Marsh HAVANA (Reuters) – French fashion house Chanel brought glamor back to Communist-ruled Cuba on Tuesday in a runway show on one of Havana's main boulevards, featuring glittering gowns, tulle cocktail dresses and models in Panama hats smoking cigars. Chanel is the first major fashion house to hold a runway show in Cuba, highlighting both warming relations with the West and new inequalities on the island. Former Cold War foes the United States and Cuba formally agreed to restore diplomatic relations last July.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 4:34 am

Fashion Glitterati Descend on Cuba for Chanel Runway Show

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen climbs into a vintage car to attend a fashion show by Chanel, the first major fashion house to send models down the catwalk in Cuba, in HavanaFirst came U.S. President Barack Obama and the Rolling Stones. Now global fashion’s glitterati including supermodel Gisele Bundchen are descending upon Cuba for Chanel’s runway show extravaganza later on Tuesday.

Posted on 3 May 2016 @ 7:08 pm

AI participated in designing this supermodel-worn dress at the Met Gala

AI participated in designing this supermodel-worn dress at the Met GalaTechnology has officially infiltrated fashion, and last night’s star-studded Met Gala served as proof. The glamorous event, always known to set the fashion police’s tongues wagging, took on a very 21st-century theme on Monday, with guests offering their takes on this year’s theme — Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. Thoroughly embracing this modern marriage are IBM and Marchesa, who debuted a so-called “cognitive dress” on supermodel Karolina Kurkova. On my way! @marchesafashion #MetGala #emotionalintelligence #wearabletech @ibm #MetGala2016 — Karolina Kurkova (@karolinakurkova) May 2, 2016 Calling it a “first-of-its-kind garment with cognitive inspiration woven into every step of the creative process — from concept and R&D, to design, and finished product,” the dress comes from the combined atelier of fashion powerhouse Marchesa and none other than IBM’s Watson. Not only is this AI powering hotel concierges, giving us recipes, and tracking the Masters golf tournament, it’s now designing dresses as well. Who says you can’t do it all? “This all started when we learned about the Met Gala theme,” Ann Rubin, VP of branded content and global creative at IBM, told AdAge. “That is how we talk about Watson — using cognitive technology to help humans do things better.” The cognitive capabilities of the dress are contingent upon “a mix of Watson APIs, cognitive tools from IBM Research, solutions from Watson developer partner Inno360, and the creative vision from the Marchesa design team.” To design the gown, Marchesa chose five human emotions for its final creation to convey — joy, passion, excitement, encouragement, and curiosity. Then came IBM Research, who used their new cognitive color design tool to translate these emotions into various hues and image aesthetics. Related : Watch IBM’s Watson-powered robot bust a move — and sing Then, IBM explains, Watson came into play, suggesting “color palettes that were in line with Marchesa’s brand and the identified emotions, which [came] to life on the dress during the Met Gala.” Kurkova’s dress represents the latest in IBM Watson’s efforts to more seamlessly integrate its technology into everyday life (though in this case perhaps working from the top down). “The IBM and Marchesa collaboration is just one example of how cognitive computing is unlocking creativity and discovery,” reads a related IBM statement. “This underlying technology is enabling discoveries in industries far removed from fashion, such as pharmaceuticals, engineering, environmental and ecological exploration, and more. This collaboration provides a look at a not-so-distant future where cognitive technologies are intrinsic in everything we do and create.”

Posted on 3 May 2016 @ 5:07 pm

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Pronovias Goes Traditional With Bridal Looks for 2017

Dresses ranged from form-fitting silhouettes and shapely fit-and-flare to full-skirted gowns in fine embroidered laces, a new “stretch” chiffon, crepe and embroidered tulle.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 10:24 pm

Fitbit Sales and Expenses Soar, Stock Tanks

The wearable tech firm’s sales jumped 50 percent in the first quarter, but spending on research took its toll.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 10:21 pm

Gildan Acquires Alstyle, Reports First-Quarter Earnings

Gildan activewear announced it acquired Alstyle Apparel and reported first-quarter earnings that missed analyst estimates.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 10:02 pm

The Women’s Committee of Central Park Conservancy Hosts 2016 Hat Luncheon

The uptown ladies came out for the annual hat luncheon at the Central Park Conservancy.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 9:40 pm

Allen Questrom Speaks His Mind on Fast Fashion, Fixing Stores and What They Lack

Retail’s Mr. Fix It lays out his prescription for turnarounds and helping department stores.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 9:13 pm

VFiles Hosts Justin Bieber ‘Purpose Tour’ Pop-up

The pop star’s team approached VFiles to hold this two-day pop-up that will sell his concert merchandise.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 9:10 pm

Calvin Klein Cancels Annual Bash at Cannes Film Festival

The Independent Filmmaker Project will be teaming up this year with the Hamptons International Film Festival at the Cannes Film Festival.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 8:50 pm

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