Brands that went co-ed in 2017

Moncler has become the latest fashion brand to adopt a co-ed approach to runway shows.

The French-Italian label will kick off Milan Fashion Week on February 20 with a catwalk presentation combining its menswear and womenswear collections, WWD reports.

The move comes weeks after the label announced the closure of its Gamme Bleu and Gamme Rouge ready-to-wear lines, which were headed by designers Thom Browne and Giambattista Valli respectively.

Mixed-gender catwalk shows have become one of the key fashion trends of 2017, with multiple brands opting to merge their menswear and womenswear presentations.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that UK designer JW Anderson will be skipping the London menswear shows in January, opting instead for a mixed presentation during the city’s womenswear fashion week in February. Italian heavyweights Balenciaga and Salvatore Ferragamo have also made the leap over the past few weeks.

US heritage label Coach adopted the strategy back in February — the same month that Calvin Klein’s creative director Raf Simons unveiled his first co-ed show for the house.

In addition to the logistical and financial advantages of holding singular, mixed-gender shows, the movement is part of a wider trend within the fashion industry for scaling down runway activity.

British accessories designer Anya Hindmarch recently announced plans to replace her catwalk shows with four yearly events as of February, while Vivienne Westwood — a brand that has been championing the co-ed fashion show for some time — is reportedly eschewing the catwalk altogether, and will show its Autumn/Winter 2018 collection in February via a short film and a series of photographs.Read more at:formal dresses sydney | formal dresses 2017

House Of Clay Debuts ‘Queens And Nobles’ Collection

Keisha Allen takes the Jamaican Fashion Industry by storm with her launch of House of Clay’s Haute Couture “Queens & Nobles” Bridal Collection. The new line is inspired by the female monarchy and royal titles throughout the ages. These timeless pieces are ideal for those who may like it vintage but with a modern twist.

Each design is made from luxurious fabrics featuring enhanced with techniques such as elaborate fabric manipulation, delicate hand beading and exquisite lace details. “Every woman deserves to feel like royalty on her wedding day,” said CEO Keisha Allen.

Allen stated that her favourite part about being a fashion designer is the satisfaction and sense of pride she feels after completing a dress she has been working on for a prolonged time period. “I Iove how my clothing transforms every woman who wears them. They walk a little taller and exude the kind of confidence that make you know they feel beautiful,” said Allen.

Allen who studied Garment Production and Fashion Design at Garmex HEART Academy in Jamaica, took stock of her strengths and passions towards the end of high school. ” I realised that I really enjoyed working with my hands. I chose fashion design because I had a gut feeling that this was my calling,” said Allen.

Immediately after her time at Garmex, she worked as a bridal consultant at Petals and Promises for two years where her love for bridal was born.After meeting her husband Kavan she decided, with his encouragement to take the leap and pursue her dream of starting her own clothing brand, with bridal as it’s heartbeat.

Allen confessed the most challenging part of designing this collection was the time it took to complete all the pieces which resulted in a lot of sleepless nights.Read more at:red formal dresses | green formal dresses

International Festival hosts food, facts, fashion show

 

(Photo:cheap formal dresses melbourne)Students and faculty took part in the first ever Pensacola State College International Festival, representing a variety of cultures by designing information boards, cooking native dishes, and bringing in cultural items to share with everyone.

Held on November 29, the multi-club sponsored event promoted the new Robinson Honors Program and was a terrific way for students and staff to learn about cultures and traditions throughout the world and on campus.

For instance, students tasted delicious spaetzle, a German cuisine provided by the Student Government Association (SGA) that boasts rich flavors and looks like mac n’ cheese from afar, while learning about Germany post-WWII.

“I think that it’s a fantastic way for people to share their culture, and for people to learn about cultures they may not have explored before,” said Jennifer Ehrhardt, 16-year English and Communications Professor at PSC.

According to a 2016 study, A Survey on Global Literacy by Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass and National Geographic President Gary Knell, “Many students simply are not prepared to understand the world they will enter. This will have adverse consequences for their individual prosperity.”

Of course, not all event goers were culturally ill-informed. There were some International students that wanted to experience what PSC’s International Fest had to offer.

“I go to this school and I heard about [International Festival],” said Teewon Daub, Education major at PSC. “I have friends all over the world, and I thought this was cool.”

Ehrhardt baked Swedish gingerbread cookies that received great responses from students. “We made the gingerbread house from scratch,” said Ehrhardt. “That took six hours or so and it’s 100% edible.”

Tasty food represented 15 different countries; such as SGA’s Japanese yaki udon and Ukraine’s sauerkraut. “It was great, I didn’t know there were going to be this many countries,” said Ashley Wilson, a PSC Mathematics major.

“There was so much good food, but the gingerbread cookies were my favorite,” Wilson said. “I’ll probably eat more.”

Food wasn’t the only attraction at the festival. Each table had pictures, fun facts, and helpers that were more than happy to share their culture with curious students.

“I learned that there are still a lot of countries I have to visit still,” said Benny Segovia, a Physical Therapy Assistant major and Active Minds representative for Saudi Arabia. “In Saudi Arabia, women just recently were allowed to drive.” Segovia also represented Mexico for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

There were also non-PSC students that came to experience the fun at the Fest such as Keith Dickson, a University of West Florida (UWF) freshman that is pursuing his Electrical Engineering degree. “I learned a couple of things about the African culture that I didn’t know leading up to today.”

To add on to the wonderful food and worldwide information, the African American Student Association (AASA) prepared a fashion show for guests. The runway had representatives from each part of the world showing their sassy catwalk while being cheered on by the crowd.

Ehrhardt was a participant of the show and represented Sweden with a hat that was lit with real candles. “I haven’t worn my light candles in maybe 30 years,” said Ehrhardt. “once you learn how to put candles in your hair you never forget.”

Many more events promoting culture awareness are held at the student center throughout the school year, but that doesn’t mean only students should attend. Professors and instructors are encouraged to take part and celebrate with the student body as well as the community.

“It’s a chance to bridge between the different populations on campus,” said Ehrhardt. “So as a professor I get to hang out with students, be goofy, have candles hanging off my hair, and hang out with my colleagues for a good cause.I get to know people at a totally different level than in the classroom.”Read more at:plus size cocktail dresses

Watch Alexa Chung talk about being famous while crying and eating hot sauce

Is there anyone who isn’t obsessed with Alexa Chung? Nope, we thought so. So when she appeared on Hot Ones, the interview that happens while celebrities eat progressively spicier hot sauce on wings, we couldn’t not watch the 22-minute interview and let you know what happens.

In true Chung fashion, the model/actress/designer/It-girl/ultimate slashie is open and candid throughout the entire interview, talking everything from hosting a Golden Globes red carpet and getting banned from live events forever, to being fired from MTV.

She even discusses knowing Justin Bieber before he was famous, revealing how he always used to be on her MTV show, It’s On With Alexa Chung. “We used to have Bieber on as a recurring guest because he wasn’t like, a big deal yet… We used to call him ‘hug boy’ because whenever I used to see him, he used to give me a side hug. And we’d be like, ‘Oh, it’s that kid.’”

When asked to choose between American and British fashion, Chung pledges allegiance to her home country, saying London is known for a more creative take on dressing.

“I think there’s room for reverence and quirkiness in Britain, or it’s expected and celebrated when people are eccentric. This is going back from like, fucking King George or something. People like it when you’re a bit weird. Whereas in America there’s safety in uniformity. It’s still interesting over here, but it’s maybe a bit slicker, whereas you get fewer looks for dressing like a freak when you’re walking around in London,” she said, whilst eating the least hot version of hot sauce on (vegan) chicken nuggets.

And the one fashion rumour that’s actually true, according to Chung? Creepy photographers, which the designer has been vocal about before, too. “There’s always just a little bit of a weird transaction maybe. It can’t not be, because you’re being observed and captured for a purely visual asset. And then they’re the ones doing it, so that paradigmatic is always going to be weird.”

As for fame, Chung is confused herself about her high profile, telling host Sean Evans she is met with “fucking Beatle-mania” in Topshop, but “anywhere else, everyone’s just like, ‘who?’”

Around the 17-minute mark, Chung starts to get tears in her eyes, exclaiming “my mouth is a spice prison” while trying to comment on festival outfits. “My tongue feels like it’s literally disintegrating,” she said.Read more at:short formal dresses australia | formal dress