NEW YORK — The concept of fashion as entertainment was prevalent at the High School of Fashion Industries’ “Stretch to the Future” scholarship competition last week, an event that also honored designer Dana Buchman.Spun around...
NEW YORK — The concept of fashion as entertainment was prevalent at the High School of Fashion Industries’ “Stretch to the Future” scholarship competition last week, an event that also honored designer Dana Buchman.Spun around a patriotic theme, the 18 participating juniors and seniors presented their self-made creations of red, white and blue apparel — splashed with stars and stripes — in a choreographed, music-filled runway show in the school’s theater. Categories that were judged included women’s sportswear, lingerie, swimwear, dresses and eveningwear, fantasy designs, children’s wear and men’s wear.Buchman, who has worked in the fashion industry for 26 years, told students after the show that she was “blown away” by their creativity, energy and passion.“It takes a while until [designing clothes] gets fun, but it’s worth it. The passion and creativity will get you partly there, the rest is hard work,” said Buchman, who also served as guest judge. “And I’ve never been bored. Each day when I come up the subway steps, my heart starts pounding.”It was the fourth year that RadiciSpandex sponsored the event, and fabric was donated to the school for students to use.Student winners included Sherry McNeil, grand prize for eveningwear; Caroline Jose, first runner up swimwear; Tiffany Dominguez, second runner up; Bobbette Austin, fantasy; Kimberly Cudjoe, lingerie; Viviana Duque, men’s wear and children’s wear; and Ping Lin, women’s sportswear.Senior Veronica Morales, who designed dresses for the show, said the experience left her inspired.“It was a great opportunity and we really have an advantage here,” said Morales, who cited Tom Ford, Donatella Versace and John Galliano as her top favorites. “Because of this, I have garments that I’ve constructed and meeting designers like Dana Buchman helps to see how far you can go.”
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)