NEW YORK — Concept Management Group — a New York-based company that seeks to help young designers get noticed in the competitive fashion, design and art worlds — is holding its third Young Designers Showcase, which begins today and...
NEW YORK — Concept Management Group — a New York-based company that seeks to help young designers get noticed in the competitive fashion, design and art worlds — is holding its third Young Designers Showcase, which begins today and runs through Saturday. The showcase is being held here at The Artist Network, 424 Broadway, and features work from about 33 artists and designers specializing in fashion, jewelry, fine art, photography, furniture and film.
South African-born video producer and former investment banker Brad Gishen founded CMG in April to boost young designers — young referring to the amount of business experience one has, Gishen said, rather than age.
While many participants may be green when it comes to running their own business, some designers are well-versed in the fashion industry. Betsey Johnson head designer Pamela Thompson is using the showcase to launch a self-named line of Lucite purses decorated with rhinestones, jewelry and found objects. Victoria Petitt, currently an assistant to hat designer Lola Ehrlich, is further promoting her own hat line, which will make its retail debut at Bergdorf Goodman next month.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive