Written By , on August 24, 2015

Annual fashion week showcase STYLE360, produced and owned by special event and PR firm, A-list Communications, is announcing its New York Spring/Summer 2016 dates of September 14 – 17, 2015 as well as one of its most high profile collection of designer fashion shows and parties to date. In its 11th year, STYLE360 now becomes one of the longest running and successful multi-day fashion platforms during New York Fashion Week.

Additional news for the season includes Kia Motors (www.Kia.com) stepping in as Title Sponsor, which will rebrand the program officially as “KIA STYLE360” and debut a new logo as the program enters its second decade this September. Kia will utilize this week of fashion to promote the all-new 2016 Optima sedan with integrated activations, on-site car displays and a fleet of vehicles available to transport fashion editors, celebrities and VIPs to and from the fashion shows and events. The Optima has been Kia’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for three consecutive years, and the passionately designed and obsessively crafted new model is poised to continue that success through a blend of European-inspired styling, a refined and sophisticated interior and significant improvements in ride and handling. As with its predecessor, the all-new Optima will be built at Kia’s plant in West Point, Georgia, with sales scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015. This September’s line-up of high profile fashion shows and festivities for KIA STYLE360 lists as follows:

Monday, September 14th
8:00pm: Us Weekly Celebrates Fashion Week at KIA STYLE360 at Row NYC

Tuesday, September 15th
11:00am: Addition Elle presents Fall/Holiday 2015 RTW and Ashley Graham Lingerie Collection
3:00pm: Serena Williams Signature collection by HSN
8:00pm: Angela Simmons Presents: Foofi and Harlem Globetrotters 90th Anniversary Collection

Wednesday, September 16th
10:30am: Raul Penaranda #LoveWins
3:00pm: The Adam Levine Collection presented by Shop Your Way Brands/Kmart
8:00pm: Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva

Thursday, September 17th
8:00pm: KIA STYLE360 hosts Kristin Cavallari by Chinese Laundry at Row NYC

In more detail, the schedule kicks off on Monday, September 14th with new media partner Us Weekly celebrating Fashion Week in collaboration with KIA STYLE360 held at Row NYC hotel.

The KIA STYLE360 fashion shows will again be staged at the two-level Metropolitan West located at 639 West 46th Street and kick-off with a dual runway presentation on September 15th by Addition Elle presenting its most-talked about collection, the Ashley Graham Lingerie Collection, as well as its newest addition, the Nadia Aboulhosn Collection and select Holiday looks from Love and Legend and Michel Studio.

At 3pm, Serena Williams will be switching her footwear from her US Open matches the week before at neighboring Flushing Meadows for stiletto heels and present her 2nd annual Serena Williams Signature Collection by HSN fashion show. Closing out the day will be television and fashion star Angela Simmons embarking on a special fashion rebrand and ready-to-wear collection with the Harlem Globetrotters, including a special commemorative uniform in celebration of the iconic basketball team’s 90th anniversary of entertaining families around the world.

The next day of fashion shows on September 16th kicks off with designer Raul Penaranda’s #LoveWins show. Penaranda will showcase his amazing designs with TV personality Gretchen Christine Rossi’s handbag collection “Gretchen Christine“.

At 3pm will be the debut New York Fashion Week runway show for The Adam Levine Collection presented by Shop Your Way Brands/Kmart with looks inspired by the Maroon 5 front man himself.

Closing with the final runway show will be Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva who last showed at STYLE360 with a performance byCher Lloyd and early career runway appearances by today’s top supermodel, Kendall Jenner.

Concluding on Thursday, September 17 at 8pm, KIA STYLE360 wraps with a fashion presentation party showcasing Kristin Cavallari By Chinese Laundry and an advanced look at the cover of her upcoming book, “Balancing on Heels” debuting in 2016.

Sponsors generously supporting the September 2015 season include several returning partners: Not Your Mother’s hair care (www.nymbrands.com) will style all fashion shows with products by lead stylist Michele Carrillo and her stylist team. Renewing cosmetic partner James Vincent will be returning as the key makeup artist with the official makeup partners, Limelight by Alcone Company (www.limelightbyalcone.com) and MustaeV U.S.A., a prestigious Korean artistry make up brand (www.mustaevusa.com). In addition, COMPEED , the #1 selling blister product in Europe, is launching in the U.S. and will be offering foot rubs and samples of COMPEED Blister Cushions to high heel fatigued guests and models.

The renewing official hotel and after-party partner is Row NYC (www.rownyc.com) located near the KIA STYLE360 fashion pavilion at 700 8th Avenue. The art-driven, New York-centric hotel will host the program’s celebrity and VIP guests as well as the STYLE360 closing party. Row NYC is also offering four exclusive tickets to a STYLE360 show (winners’ choice) and four invitations to the closing event hosted at the hotel. New sponsor, Autotrader, the leading resource for car shoppers and sellers, will also sponsor and highlight with its on-site “Autotrader Color Studio” and offer manicures to guest with paint choice selections matching the hot car colors of the year. The official footwear sponsor of the program, Sperry (www.sperry.com), will be presenting its classic and new collections at KIA STYLE360 this September including on the runway for shows including The Adam Levine Collection and Tipsy and Tumbler byMichael Kuluva. Lastly, Us Weekly (www.UsMagazine.com) joins as the official media partner who will bring KIA STYLE360 to a wider base of fashion fans as the go-to source for celebrity-inspired fashion. Capturing current, of-the-moment trends favored by Hollywoodand beyond, the brand serves not only as the authority on what the stars are wearing, but informs readers on how to get the looks. From red carpet occasions to street style, Us Weekly’s audience takes their own fashion cues from every photo and article seen in its pages and online. Other sponsors currently in negotiation will be announced at a later date.

For more information on this season’s designers, to get inside access, view runway trends, special promotional offers, and watch behind the scenes celebrity interviews as well as live streaming from the runway, please visit http://style360nyfw.com/. Twitter @NYFWSTYLE360 and Facebook @STYLE360.

About KIA STYLE360:
Started in 2004, and then called “Style Lounge”, this modest fashion platform launched out of the gate as a stage for some of today’s leading fashion brand designers like Rodarte, Rebecca Minkoff, Patricia Fields, and Zaldy. Over the decade, and after a name change as well, STYLE360 New York Fashion Week has evolved into a launching pad for trending and celebrity designers such as Avril Lavigne, Daisy Fuentes, the Kardashians, and Kristin Cavallari to name a few. Likewise, fashion industry elite super models have graced STYLE360’s stages and venues including Karolina Kurkova, Naomi Campbell, Carol Alt, Tyson Beckford, Kendall Jenner andJessica White, as well as countless celebrities including the Kardashians, Brooke Burke, Brittany Snow, Gerard Butler, Chris Noth,Tommy Hilfiger, Lauren Conrad, Rosario Dawson, and dozens more. An element that always separates STYLE360 shows from the usual fashion week clutter are the high profile musical performances each season. Highlights from the past ten years include performances by Austin Mahone, Wyclef Jean, Natasha Bedingfield, JoJo, Neon Trees, Cher Lloyd, Estelle and appearances by music legends like Richie Sambora, Slash, Kanye West, Ne-Yo, Pete Wentz, Rick Ross and many more.

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Written By , on August 19, 2015

FOX’s record-breaking drama EMPIRE and Saks Fifth Avenue announced today an exclusive partnership to bring the highly covetable fashion inspired by the #1 broadcast entertainment series to life. EMPIRE and Saks Fifth Avenue’s multi-platform collections will be available in-store, online and on-screen and will celebrate the hit drama’s dynamic, buzzworthy fashion timed to the series’ second season premiere in September.

The partnership will feature curated collections from luxury fashion brands that represent the hit drama’s glamorous aesthetic including fine jewelry from Alexis Bittar, women’s ready-to-wear from Cushnie et Ochs, men’s and women’s footwear from Jimmy Choo and handbags and accessories from MCM.

Exclusive EMPIRE-curated windows will be on display at Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York and Beverly Hills flagships from September 10 through October 7. EMPIRE actor Trai Byers will also be featured on the cover of Saks Fifth Avenue’s fall magalog in Saks Fifth Avenue Collection’s Fabric #1.

“This unprecedented partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue, Alexis Bittar, Cushnie et Ochs, Jimmy Choo and MCM celebrates EMPIRE’s mark on the fashion world,” says Jeffrey Godsick, President, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. “The influence EMPIRE has had on so many aspects of popular culture proves it has the ingredients to become a stand-alone fashion brand.”

“The lines between fashion and entertainment are intersecting,” said Marc Metrick, President Saks Fifth Avenue. “Harnessing this moment is a key underpinning to our strategy as it brings energy and uniqueness to the shopping experience at Saks.”

Items from each designer will be curated to create an EMPIRE collection available at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores nationwide and saks.com. The EMPIRE looks will also be available online at each brand’s website and stand-alone retail locations.

In addition, Saks will host a September launch event in New York and men’s luxury made-to-measure suiting events throughout September and October at locations in New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Boston, Houston, Bal Harbour, San Francisco and Atlanta. For more information, please visit saks.com.

Having taken TV audiences by storm in its record-setting first season, EMPIRE returns as the No. 1 series on broadcast television. A drama about a family dynasty, set within the world of music, glamour, danger and power, EMPIRE shattered ratings records every week in its debut season; spawned hit records “Drip Drop” and “You’re So Beautiful”; and made Cookie Lyon a household name.

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Written By , on August 19, 2015

Biltmore has been a location for weddings and romantic getaways since George and Edith Vanderbilt married in 1898. To celebrate this history, the estate will host “Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film,” a costume exhibition of wedding dresses and attire from major motion pictures.  The exhibition opens on Feb. 12, 2016, and will run through July 4, 2016.



Biltmore will share mementos from Vanderbilt and Cecil family weddings and special occasions in a new exhibit at The Biltmore Legacy in Antler Hill Village.

Costumes in Biltmore House
Displayed throughout Biltmore House, the award-winning costumes span 300 years of wedding fashion from films set in the years 1645 to 1935. The exhibition features 19 classic films, including the iconic Jane Austen romances of “Sense and Sensibility,” “Emma,” and “Pride and Prejudice.” For each costume display, Biltmore’s renowned floral design team will create elaborate arrangements complementing each film’s era.

Vanderbilt and Cecil Family Memories at Legacy
The exhibition will also feature stories of Vanderbilt and Cecil Family weddings, along with the first-ever display of the wedding veil worn by Mary Lee Ryan Cecil and her cousin Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy. Mrs.  Cecil is married to William A.V. Cecil, grandson of George Vanderbilt.

To recognize the artistry of costume design, renowned costumiers Cosprop, Ltd., London will recreate the wedding gown worn byCornelia Vanderbilt in her marriage to John Cecil in 1924. The gown will be on display.

Admission to “Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film” will be included in the general ticket price.  For more information about Biltmore, visit Biltmore.com/events.

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Written By , on August 17, 2015

YPHIL – International Philharmonic Orchestra announces Diana Broussard as costume designer for the Concert for Global Peaceon September 27, 2015 at Carnegie Hall, the conclusion of YPHIL’s Seven Epic Concerts series. Known for her work with Gucci, Christian Dior, and Calvin Klein, Broussard now designs her own unique line. She will bring her creativity and touch to a special line created exclusively for the YPHIL musicians performing at Carnegie Hall.


After working for luxury goods companies including Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, and Gucci, Diana Broussard started her own line under her name. For the chic, urban female, Broussard creates her collections with the finest materials coupled with intricate, unexpected detailing and a sincere respect for Italian craftsmanship. Broussard is not solely a shoe designer, but also designs gems in plexiglass and metals in her jewelry collection, and db Intimo lingerie in silk.The Diana Broussard name stands for uniquely designed aesthetically pleasing shoes that are elegant classics that can be worn for the everyday. The Diana Broussard boutique opened in 2007. Diana has also worked with Susan Marshall Dance Company in BAM’s NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL.


She uses her prodigious talent to create chic, street-wise collections that adhere to the highest standards of craftsmanship. Her pieces blend classic luxury with unexpected details for a totally modern aesthetic.
The Diana Broussard name stands for uniquely designed aesthetically pleasing shoes that are elegant classics that can be worn for the everyday.


Broussard designs her collection with a specific woman in mind: a woman who is unafraid of making a statement. “I think about what kind of jewelry this woman would wear, and I think about her style,” said Ms. Broussard.

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Written By , on August 17, 2015

An online womenswear brand specializing in elevated essential womenswear pieces, ‘COURRI (www.courri.com)’, is emerging as a trending favorite in the world fashion. Primarily designed with boxy themes and leisurewear in mind, the collection is the brainchild of designer Yoo-na Hwang and consists of a history of technical skills from master dressmakers of Seoul.courri-l3 courri-l2 courri-l4 courri-l5

“In addition to the gorgeous clothing that Korean Wave stars wear, the toned down naturalness is also a typical fashion style of Korea,” said co-presidents, Jung-Gun Oh and Yoo-na Hwang. “Customers can enjoy great products tagged ‘Made in Seoul‘, for we work with the world-renowned dressmakers in Seoul.”

All products of COURRI, from design to production, are prepared in Korea. They are crafted with fabrics that emphasize the style such as those chosen through Korea Textile Expo and Fabric Expo or excellent quality fabrics in distinctive colors sourced through trade shows in Japan and America.

The strongest competitiveness of COURRI is Korea’s dressmaking techniques. These have a worldwide reputation as the Korean master dressmakers possess excellent skills and 20-30 years of experience. They are capable of precisely embodying the design through accurate fitting and quality. The price is also reasonable as they have eliminated unnecessary distribution channels.

Customers can check out interesting contents, COURRI’s brand history, and manufacturing processes through Facebook (www.facebook.com/courri.official) and Instagram (@courri) among others.

“COURRI is the clothing and fashion brand that best represents excellence and competitive edge of Korean fashion, and products are made out of high quality fabric and subsidiary materials, and integrity,” said chief of operations Jung-Gun Oh.

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Written By , on August 6, 2015

IMG today announced the Spring/Summer ’16 collections schedule and lead partners for New York Fashion Week: The Shows and MADE, taking place September 10-17, 2015.


“Evolving a high-profile event with this many moving parts takes time, effort, and the trust and support of the industry,” said Mark Shapiro, Chief Content Officer, IMG. “We’re so pleased with the response to the changes we’re making, and are excited to welcome new and returning designers and partners, as well as the MADE community, to the fold. We look forward to showing the industry all we’ve been working on come September.”






IMG also announced its lead partners for each event. NYFW: The Shows will be presented by lead partners Lexus, Maybelline New York, TRESemmé, Intel, DHL, and E! Entertainment. MADE will be presented by lead partners Accenture, American Express, Intel, Lexus, Macy’s, and Maybelline New York.

Additionally, IMG unveiled a new brand identity and digital home for its NYFW properties. The brand identity, developed by Mother New York, was created to help the industry more easily identify the shows and activations unique to IMG. MADE will retain its standalone branding under the IMG umbrella.


The new digital home for NYFW: The Shows will be NYFW.com and @NYFW across Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. These digital channels will feature exclusive designer content and social activations throughout the year and align closely with MADE’s MA.DE and @MADE channels, which will also feature exclusive editorial coverage and content. Additionally, all collections shown at Skylight at Moynihan Station and Skylight Clarkson Sq will be livestreamed on NYFW.com.


For up-to-date schedule and event information, as well as media registration, visit NYFW.com and follow @NYFW @MADE

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Written By , on August 4, 2015

Finding a wearable fitness tool that’s right for you can be difficult with the variety of options on the market today. That’s why Mira has partnered with Lumoid to make the first fashionable fitness device designed for and inspired by women available to consumers for a two week trial period.246433

“Leveraging the trend in trying before buying is just one way that we’re building a connection with future Mira advocates,” said Rob DeMento, chief executive office for Mira Fitness. “In addition to the eye-catching, fashion-forward bracelet designs, just trying Mira for two weeks can start to change behavior through the personalized insights and inspiration which ultimately lead to measurable and meaningful results.

Starting today, Mira is available in Lumoid’s “Home Try-On” program which allows users to try up to five items for two weeks for $25. In addition, the trial cost is put towards the cost of the device if you purchase through the Lumoid site after the trial period.

“We’ve found that people like having the opportunity to try wearable devices before choosing the product that fits their style.” Aarthi Ramamurthy, founder and chief executive officer for Lumoid. “Our customers have asked for more fashionable options when it comes to wearables, which is why we’re excited to add Mira to our roster.”

Mira is a stylish bracelet, activity tracker and mobile app rolled into a complete experience that provides tracking and motivation throughout the user’s fitness journey. When not worn as a bracelet, Mira can be discreetly clipped to clothing or placed in a pocket.

Mira’s custom mobile application is available on iPhone® 4S and above, iPad® (3rd Generation) and above, iPad® Mini, iPod® Touch (5th Generation) and above, and iOS 7 and above. Mira is available in Midnight Purple and Brushed Gold in three sizes: petite, small and medium. MSRP: $169

For more information, visit mymirafit.com. Stay up-to-date by liking Mira on Facebook and following on Twitter and Instagram.

About Mira Fitness
Mira™ Fitness is a health and fitness technology company devoted to helping real people meet their health and wellness objectives. Our user-centric offerings incorporate a balance of sophistication and approachability coupled with actionable insights that help people make the most out of their fitness routines. Our mission is to inspire individuals to achieve the goals that matter most to them.

About Lumoid
Lumoid is building the next generation electronics retail experience by providing a simple way to rent, try, and buy consumer electronics. Backed by YCombinator and founded in Jan 2014, Lumoid partners with the best brands and provides affordable access to CE categories such as drones, wearables and photography gear.

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Written By , on July 23, 2015

Sarah Jessica Parker is the new face of Jordache for both The Jordache Look and Jordache women’s collection. The brand’s new campaign was shot by renowned fashion photographer Michael Thompson.  The Jordache Look collection is available now at www.Jordache.com and the Jordache women’s collection is available exclusively at Walmart.

“We are thrilled to have Ms. Parker as the brand’s new face.  We wanted someone who is not only a fashion icon, but also represents the fashion industry. Ms. Parker is a mother, entrepreneur and a well-respected force in fashion.” Liz Berlinger, President of Jordache.

The Jordache collection brings an updated and contemporary denim offering to Walmart shoppers and is designed for consumers who seek value in style, quality and dependable fits. The fall women’s collection starts at $16.44 retail and is available at Walmart stores in the U.S. and Canada and on Walmart.com.

The Jordache Look collection launched June 10th on www.Jordache.com with the brand’s first e-commerce initiative. The collection brings back iconic characteristics of the brand’s heritage styles, including the original high-rise, straight leg silhouettes, rigid denim, classic back pocket embroidery designs, and the Jordache horse-head logo stitched on the coin pocket. The collection also features more modern styles in luxury four-way stretch fabrics and classic washes including; dark, deep indigo and acid washes. The price point for the jeans will range from $89-$149.

In addition, Jordache has created one-of-a-kind pieces, each handcrafted from vintage Jordache jeans from the late 1970s and 1980s and restyled by a local artisan. These unique pieces, which will also include an iconic black leather jacket, will be sold for $300-$500.

About Jordache
Jordache was founded in 1978 by Joe, Ralph and Avi Nakash, who are credited with establishing the designer denim market in the U.S. Inspired by European fashions, the brothers developed a groundbreaking denim collection with a signature, sexy fit. Jordache took off, quickly becoming one of the most iconic and sought-after jeans brands in the country. Over the past few decades, Jordache has grown into a denim powerhouse by consistently delivering casual chic styles for every day, a fresh, sexy approach to basics and fashion styles, and the promise of quality and a signature fit.

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Written By , on July 23, 2015

Keds® announces the launch of Ladies First Since 1916, a new global brand platform with a fresh perspective on what it means to be a woman today. The platform is inspired by women who create their own paths, make their own rules, and harness the power of femininity and strength.


“A new generation of women has been leading an exciting cultural shift redefining the conversation about equality and female empowerment,” said Chris Lindner, president, Keds“Keds was originally created in 1916 to provide ladies with accessible, fashionable footwear to allow them to be who they wanted to be, and go where they wanted to go.  Ladies First is a celebration of amazing women like Taylor Swift who are blazing new trails every day. From CEOing to BFFing, these ladies are doing it all. ”

Created in partnership with kirshenbaum bond senecal + partners (KBS), Ladies First showcases the Keds Fall 2015 footwear collection with progressive messages that celebrate a new notion of what it means to be a lady in 2015. Insights from more than 10,000 women from eight countries helped to define the campaign and a universal global mindset on female empowerment. Themes of constant evolution, setting your own path, and not being defined by a specific style were key learnings. Headlines like all dressed up with everywhere to go and there will be moving, there will be shaking are front and center over street style photos for a one-two punch of fashion and emotion.

The campaign features backdrops commissioned from notable female artists demonstrating one example of what the campaign stands for, giving women a platform to express themselves. Illustrator Priscilla White, surface artist and pattern designer Kendra Dandy, and street artist Paige Smith, who rose to fame with her Urban Geodes street art series that can be seen in cities around the world from Los Angeles to Seoul, are a few of the ladies that were included.

“Everywhere you look today young women are taking charge of their personal narratives. We were inspired by this new generation of women who are demolishing anachronistic notions of feminisms, such as the idea that feminine style and career success are somehow mutually exclusive,” said Jonah Bloom, Co-President NY, Co-Chief Strategy Officer, kbs+. “Promoting women isn’t a new concept for Keds but the Ladies First campaign celebrates the future by inspiring the current generation of boundary breakers.”

Campaign rollout includes a new media strategy that combines retail and social with curated print and digital partners like Nylon, Paper, Interview, Refinery29 and WhoWhatWear. High-impact disruptive elements like wild postings, bus wraps, and subway media will also be seen throughout fall in many of NYC’s most artistic neighborhoods.

“Keds is approaching its centennial year in 2016, and the Ladies First platform is the start of a powerful new era,” said Lindner. “The headline ‘it’s not a running shoe, it’s a run the world shoe’ is a pinnacle expression of what we stand for.”

Please visit www.Keds.com to preview the Fall Collection and to learn more about the Ladies First Since 1916 global brand platform.

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Written By , on July 20, 2015

Hawaii based brand San Lorenzo bikinis showed their 2016 collection atop a glamorous candlelit runway over the pool at the W South Beach Friday night. The show opened with models channeling their inner “ohm” with stunning choreography ending in a Lotus pose that transported guests to a night of Balinese beauty and bikinis.
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The collection, Mind Bali Soul, included a striking mix of one-pieces, bikinis in stunning prints and a tiger print one-piece that made the crowd go wild.  Standouts included suits featuring lattice work details in soft, South Pacific hues and patterns including a floral print that served as the inspiration for the fresh flower hair details and flower-filled woven baskets the models carried.
The female models, including top swim model McKenna Berkley, who pranced down the runway full of mystique and wrapped with primal intuition. The collection flowed effortlessness with pieces that could easily be interchangeable and featured reversible fabric.

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