Sunday, May 27, 2007

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LOS ANGELES, May 22, 2007 / FW/ — When you look at paparazzi photos of celebrities, do you notice what they are wearing? Chances are you don’t because you are more interested in what they are doing.

Still, in terms of fashion, a lot of celebrities are being spotted wearing their favorite denim. From Cameron Diaz and Angelina Jolie to Mischa Barton and Kate Hudson, four of the most recognizable faces in the world had been seen sporting their favorite jeans.

And what are they wearing? Jeans with XFIT Lycra®, the newest innovation in denim that allows for a 360 degree stretch and responds to the shape of one’s body for a custom-like fit that is comfortable, flattering and forgiving.

How it works is the new technology that allows T400 trademarked fibers to be woven into both the weft and warp or only the warp of the fabric. This fiber does the wonders and allows for a stronger more resistant fabric without sacrifices to style or comfort

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An artist and graphic designer by profession, Derrick R. Cruz, founder of Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons left his roots in Puerto Rico when he was 17. Reaching manhood after he left his native land, Cruz’s work was influenced by the diaspora effect and how it spawns new mythologies.

As cultural alchemy, his jewelry combines seemingly disparate technologies, materials and archetypes to create new “objects for remembering.” To emphasize his narrative, each piece is meticulously handcrafted and delivered in handmade packaging.

Established in the summer of 2006, Black Sheep and Prodigal Sons are already being sold at Bblessing in New York, Scout in L.A., Base in Miami as well as stores in Australia, Japan and Canada, a sure sign of its unique artistry and commercial viability.

Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons was awarded $5,000 for winning the Accessories Competition.

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  • Eos Airlines Design Vision Awards For Eveningwear: FORM (New York, NY)
  • Based in New York, FORM is a design collective dedicated to designing original womenswear infused with a modern sense of luxury.

    Founded by Jerry Tam, Kelly Andrews and Eric Werner joined later as Kelly Andrews Artistic Director and Director of Operations, respectively.

    The creative force behind the label, Jerry Tam studied couture at Fashion Institute of Technology as well as fashion at Parsons School of Design. He worked with Imitation of Christ, Perry Ellis and Zac Posen before starting his own line.

    FORM seeks to reintroduce fashion to the modern woman. The line is sold at Eva in New York, Creatures of Comfort and Curve in Los Angles and Arrive in Miami. Form was awarded $5000 for winning the Eveningwear Competition.

    This is FORM’s second win at Gen Art, the first one being Gen Art ‘New Garde’

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    NEW YORK, May 25, 2007/ FW/ --- Gen Art’s 9th Annual International Design Competition and Fashion Show was held last Tuesday, May 22 at the Hammerstein Ballroom with 1600 guests attending. Sponsored by Eos Airlines, $35,000 worth of prizes was awarded to the winners.

    With six categories at stake: Women’s Eveningwear, Women’s Ready-to-Wear, Menswear, Women’s Avant Garde, Accessories and the Perrier “Bubbling Under” Award, Robert Verdi of ‘Fashion Police’ on E! hosted the event.

    A distinguished of panel judges composed of well-known designers like Cynthia Rowley, Rebecca Taylor, John Bartlett, Trina Turk, Reem Acra and industry experts Isabel Dupre of Elle Magazine, Supermodel Liya Kebede, IMG’s Fern Mallis, Mary Alice Stephenson and Michael Vollbracht of Bill Blass judged the competition.

  • Eos Airlines Design Vision Awards For Ready-To-Wear: e.y. wada (Astoria, NY)(see photo above)
  • Seeking to combine femininity with modern aesthetics for a whimsical and wearable style, e.y. wada, is the combined vision of Japanese-born Shuji Wada and Korean-born Eunyoung Song.

    A graduate of Mode Fashion Technical College in Nagoya, Japan, Shuji worked as a patternmaker for three years before moving to New York in 2001. Using his patternmaking skills as the key to enter the highly competitive 7th Avenue scene, Shuji found himself working for Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Richard Chai, Thakoon, TSE, to name just a few before launching e.y. wada with Eunyong Song.

    Song, who studied fashion at Seoul Women’s University moved to New York in 2001. Honing her skills under DNKY and Ellen Tracy, she was part of a design collective Urbanindustria before teaming up with Shuji.

    The design duo’s winnings of $5000 for the Ready-to-Wear competition will help expand their retail base which already includes 115 in New York as well as boutique in California and Japan.

    Japan fashion designers

    MILAN, May 26, 2007/ FW/ --- The countdown for the Spring / Summer 2008 international fashion season begins with the release of the tentative catwalk show schedule for Milan Menswear (Milano Moda Uomo) slated on Jun 23 – 27, 2007.

    It’s still early and several big names have not confirmed their dates yet, but the excitement that Milan brings to the menswear fashion scene has already begun.

    There are two very noticeable additions to the roster: Dries Van Noten and Salvatore Ferragamo.

    Van Noten who has historically unveiled his collections in Paris has moved his menswear show to Milan as his press office announced last May 11. One of the most remarkable designers who burst into the fashion scene during the 1980s, Dries Van Noten is one of the spearheads in developing modern urban dressing based on classical elements. His presence in Milan is a great addition to the roster.

    Salvatore Ferragamo historically unveils its menswear collection at Pitti Immagine Uomo. But, this season, the venerable Florentine house decided to go north. And from all indications, it will stay in Milan for the upcoming menswear seasons.

    Below is the tentative schedule. THIS IS STILL SUBJECT TO CHANGE.