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NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — GBK (gbkproductions.com) – the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, partnered up with Pilot Pen for a luxury gift and style lounge celebrating New York Fashion Week at the Empire Hotel, New York City. GBK’s motto for this yearly event is “It’s all about style!”, and everything from jewelry to the ultra stylish array of writing instruments from Pilot Pen made the lounge a true highlight among the Fashion Week festivities.

Everyone from Perez Hilton, to Jonathan Cheban, to the Cast of Orange is the New Black and more attend the event and made sure to pick up their special gifts from Pilot Pen. Pilot Pen offers superlative writing instruments renowned for quality, performance, cutting-edge technology and consumer satisfaction. Guests received a FriXion Clicker, an erasable pen that is uniquely designed to write smooth and erase clean, making mistakes disappear and you – perfect! As well as the stylish MR Animal Collection of writing instruments that are designed to provoke your wild side while providing high style and delivering superior writing performance, and an elegant trifold Pilot Journal for your writing pleasure.

As guests arrived they were greeted by drinks from Partita Tequila and Svedka Vodka, the eclectic sounds of DJ Max Power (http://www.mattpreis.com) and wonderful floral designs from Floral Heights Flowers and Events. Floral Heights is located in Historic Brooklyn Heights New York and offers exquisite flowers and event designs for every occasion. Also contributing to the design of the lounge was BloomNation.com. Bloom Nation is the “Etsy for Flowers”, allowing you to shop directly with over 2,500 top local artisan florists in more than 3,000 cities nationwide.

Highlights of the lounge included gifts from Presenting Sponsors Michael Todd True Organics and Hard Candy. Michael Todd True Organics® is an acknowledged leader in the rapidly growing organic skin care market. Guests took home SONICLEAR – the World’s First Antimicrobial Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush and Sonic Eraser, the first ever serum infuser with a 3-in-1 sonic, ionic and heat based delivery system to maximize the benefits of hydrating skin products. Hard Candy is a lifestyle brand anchored by an edgy cosmetics collection that has redefined makeup in the mass market. In addition to a full cosmetic assortment, Hard Candy offers apparel, eyeglass frames, sportswear and more. Guests were treated to makeovers, makeup touch ups, hair and manicures during the event and were gifted an assortment of their makeup.

Guests received other goods and services ranging from fashion and beauty products, to exotic travel destinations and luxury lifestyle products including: gift certificates from Brow Art 23, a fully licensed eyebrow threading boutique; Art-inspired sterling silver jewelry fromCynthia Gale; EMK Beverly Hills, who was offering luxury Beverly Hills anti-aging skin care with exclusive plant placenta formulation; JeJu Sixteen Water – water that is naturally purified through 16 layers of volcanic bedrock; Glass Beads Woven Bracelets and Glass Beads Woven Tassel necklaces from LUMINITA; Palace Resorts in association with Caribbean Living gifted a four day/three night stay for two at the brand’s signature property, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort; monogram necklaces from Jane Basch Jewelry; Gift certificates and SnapBacks from Robdechi; Hydroxycut Drops; Skinny Coconut Oil – the only 100% RAW, supplement grade coconut oil in the world from Skinny&Co.; a lovely collection of trendy jewelry, spa and bath products, fine art photography, and other handcrafted gifts from The Artisan Group® ; and edgy and sophisticated shoes from Princess London Shoes. Snacks were provided by Quest Nutrition Bars

No GBK lounge would be complete without a charitable component, and this year’s beneficiary was Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research. Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research funds the nation’s best and brightest scientific investigators witheighty-nine cents of every dollar raised directly funding doctors whose goal is to improve the efficacy of cancer treatments, reduce their toxicity and improve the quality of life of patients with leukemia, lymphoma and related cancers. For more information about the foundation, please visit gabriellesangels.org.

GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK, please go to gbkproductions.com.

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Amex Insiders, the ultimate concierge service, today unveiled their exclusive London Fashion Week ‘uniforms'; bespoke jackets created by world renowned British designer OSMAN. The Amex Insiders will be on hand throughout the week to offer event support and more. From confirming show times and venue locations, to making dinner reservations and even dashing to cobblers or dry cleaners, the Amex Insiders un-complicate the LFW schedule for all visitors to Somerset House.

Featuring his elegant yet distinctive aesthetic, OSMAN has used his trademark silhouette to create stunning men’s and women’s bespoke one-seam silk kimono jackets for the 17 Amex Insiders assisting at London Fashion Week SS15. Each design incorporates a beautiful hand painted print for his debut collaboration with the brand.

This season American Express is running a global street style campaign to win one of five limited edition Amex Insider’s bespoke OSMAN jackets. Open to all, simply snap your favourite street style wherever you are in the world and share using #AmexStyle on Twitter or Instagram to be in with a chance of winning. The competition is open for the duration of London Fashion Week from 12th September 2014 to 11.59pm G.M.T on Tuesday 16th September 2014. For T&C’s please see visit:  American Express Partners With Renowned British Designer OSMAN at London Fashion Week SS15 and Announces Global Competition

Osman Yousefzada comments:  I am delighted to partner with American Express to dress the Amex Insiders for London Fashion Week this season. American Express has provided long-standing support to London’s fashion talents, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to develop this relationship at such an exciting stage of my own brand.

Lisa Gregg, Vice President, Head of International Card Products and Experiences at American Express comments: OSMAN is an incredible world renowned talent whose designs are elegant, edgy and timeless. He has created a stunning look for the Amex Insiders reflecting the beauty and innovation for which his work is known. Needless to say we are delighted to be collaborating with OSMAN, a global designer who is destined to leave a long-standing legacy throughout the fashion world.

OSMAN will be showcasing SS15 on 16th September at 9.00am at Victoria House, London.

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NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2014  — Fashion Week Inc. announced an exclusive opportunity for its fashion-forward clients to gain insider access to the Zang Toi runway show at Pier 60 during Fashion Week. Fashion Week Inc. is committed to making fashion shows available to clients around the world and providing unique and unprecedented access to designer collections and exciting New York Fashion Week events.

About Fashion Week Inc.

“Fashion Week Inc. is an essential and reputable partner within the fashion community for designers, industry professionals and fashion clientele,” says Trish Paravas, Founder and Managing Director of Fashion Week Inc. “We understand our clients’ passion for impeccable design and we are constantly inventing ways to serve their passion by building connections between innovative designers and their loyal patrons. We also believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the thrill of attending a live runway show, and our vision is to make that possible for all fashion enthusiasts. Our show is New York Fashion Week’s must-see event!”

Zang Toi: 25th Anniversary Fashion Show sponsored by Fashion Week Inc.

Fashion Week Inc. is proud to present a Spring 2015 runway show featuring an acclaimed authority in fashion, Zang Toi, for our New York City clientele on Thursday, September 11, 2014. The event will take place at 7:00 PM at Pier 60 located at 23rd Street and West Side Highway, New York City.

Zang Toi arrived on the fashion scene when USA Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour featured his work in the March Issue of 1990. Zang was one of the first Asian designers championed by the renowned editor. Following his fashion debut, he was awarded the coveted title of Mouton Cadet Young Designer of the Year. Zang’s work continues to be featured in major publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, and the Financial Times.

“I am thrilled to collaborate with Fashion Week Inc. and to share the joy of my 25th Anniversary – it’s going to be an extraordinary evening of fashion and fun,” says Zang Toi. “It’s been a privilege to partner with Trish Paravas and her team. The company’s amazing concept gives fashion designers a platform to connect directly with the fashion clientele, and their presence is vital to advancing designer visibility. For more information on House of Zang Toi and Zang Toi collections, please visit www.zangtoi.com

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NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the partnership with Diesel Black Gold on a unique show collaboration featuring the new Samsung Gear S. The partnership between Samsung and Diesel Black Gold embodies the union of innovative, design-conscious technologies with a contemporary and unique fashion ecosphere.

Andreas Melbostad, creative director of Diesel Black Gold, has interpreted the revolutionary Samsung Gear S with a series of customized accessories, which will debut down the runway of the brand’s Spring/Summer 2015 show. By using the innovative technology of the Samsung Gear S as a foundation, the creative team at Diesel Black Gold created a collection of unique pieces, in different shapes, colors and details, all characterized by the iconic attitude of the advanced contemporary label. Elements of the SS 15 collection, inspired by highly stylized New Wave rock stars and tough rockabilly heroines, have been used to give a sharp attitude to the device, characterized by signature leather and metal details.

We are committed to developing collaborations with brands that inspire fashion and empower people to express their personal style,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT& Mobile Division at Samsung. “Our partnership with Diesel Black Gold is very crucial as it further showcases the union of fashion and technology, and the way in which wearable devices continue to become more intertwined in daily life.”

Andreas Melbostad commented, “I wanted to take the Gear S and inject the DNA of Diesel Black Gold. It has been an inspiring challenge to create a personalized version of this device making it an extension of the person and individual expression.”

Samsung and Diesel will also collaborate to make a 360 video of the Diesel Black Gold runway show to play on the Samsung Gear VR. When played on the Gear VR, the content will provide an immersive and unique viewing experience of the show.

About Samsung Gear S and Gear VR
Designed with an elegant, curved Super AMOLED display and flexible band, Samsung Gear S fits comfortably on the user’s wrist. Through 3G connectivity, the Samsung Gear S offers a new, powerful wearable experience and gives consumers the freedom to live their life on the go. The Samsung Gear VR delivers an unrivaled viewing experience with the 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display of the Galaxy Note 4 providing stunning and engaging visuals at a mobile-leading resolution. Further information can be found atwww.samsungmobilepress.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales ofUS$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Diesel Black Gold
Diesel Black Gold is the finest expression of Diesel’s heritage. The line, designed by Andreas Melbostad, takes its parent brand’s irreverent attitude and innovative techniques to new heights of quality and refinement; it expresses the brand’s DNA and translates it into the territory of advanced contemporary fashion.

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NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2014  — Concept Korea returns to Lincoln Center on September 9th, 2015 to show the Spring/Summer 2015 collections. This season mark’s the tenth anniversary of Concept Korea showing during New York Fashion Week.

A proven talent platform, Concept Korea has chosen the best of Korean design to show this season. Resurrection by Juyoung Lee, LEYII by Seunghee Lee and Beyond Closet by Taeyong Ko– round out Concept Korea’s most talented group yet, and is set to take the US market by storm.

Behind the group is an industry powerhouse of fashion’s most influential voices, who hand picked each of the designers.  They include: FERN MALLISfounder of New York Fashion WeekAVRIL GRAHAM, Executive Fashion & Beauty Editor of Harper’s Bazaar,NICOLE FISCHELIS, Macy’s Vice President and Fashion Director, STEPHANIE SOLOMON, Fashion Director of Lord & Taylor, SIMON COLLINS, Dean of Fashion at Parson The New School for Design and PHILLIP BLOCHStylist and fashion expert.

Concept Korea is a collaborative project to promote Korean fashion designers and assist them in their attempts to break into the U.S. fashion market.  Concept Korea is organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, the Daegu Metropolitan City, the Korea Creative Contents Agency, and the Korea Research Institute for Fashion Industry.

THE DESIGNERS:

Resurrection
Resurrection by Juyoung Lee is inspired by functional fashion and the transformative power of clothing. The brand is edgy, sexy and uses lace, zippers and translucent fabrics juxtaposed against masculine shapes to create a wearable, yet clever line. The VIP followers of the brand include Lady Gaga, Marilyn Manson and the Black Eyed Peas. www.resurrectionbyjuyoung.com

Resurrection’s Spring Summer 2015 collection is titled, “Casual and Masculine.” The line fuses structured, masculine silhouettes with the free spirit of rock & roll culture and high-end fashion. Using high-tech fabric, the collection incorporates functional styles with minimal tailoring creating a synergy of artistic yet wearable clothes.

LEYII
Seunghee Lee is a Korean, London based designer. Seunghee moved to London at an early age and graduated from London College of Fashion with BA First Class Honor Degree in womenswear. Following her BA Graduate show, she completed her MA in womenswear from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design. After successful MA graduation, she took charge of several collections for Samsung Fashion Department then worked as the creative director at a bespoke tailoring house. She collaborated with photographer Giles Bensimon for Elle Korea Magazine April 2009.

LEYII’s Spring Summer 2015 collection is titled, “Rhythmic Contrast.” Inspired by Alexander Calder, LEYII uses straight lines, flat surfaces and primary hues to create natural curves and rhythm in her collection. Achieving this “balanced contrast” is accomplished through mixing various materials and colors in disorienting ways, creating 3 dimensional silhouettes.

Beyond Closet
Beyond Closet, designed by Taeyong Ko is a menswear brand representing classic items reinterpreted for men in their twenties and thirties. The collection is a mix of practical, sophisticated and distinguished pieces. www.beyondcloset.com

Beyond Closet’s Spring Summer 2015 collection is entitled, “B.C. School Gang.” The collection will feature graphic tattoo artistry that is blended into classic Beyond Closet silhouettes.

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OtterBox Katty XiomaraFORT COLLINS, Colo., — Just as designers create clothing to complement their personal styles, OtterBox®carefully crafted Alpha Glass, an all-new fortified glass screen protector, to complement a smartphone’s flawless design. In the spirit of style, designer Katty Xiomara will reveal her jaw-dropping creation at Nolcha Fashion Week 2014: a design composed of OtterBox Alpha Glass.

The OtterBox-inspired garment will be presented at Nolcha Fashion Week on Sept. 8 at the 6 p.m. runway show. With more than 20 designers showing their collections, Xiomara will make a memorable impression with her award-winning designs and elegant style.

“One of the most rewarding aspects of my work is overcoming obstacles,” Xiomara said. “Creating an ensemble from glass screen protectors provides a unique challenge for me as it is something that has never been done. Alpha Glass complements my style perfectly, blending elegant and refined with an understated strength. Alpha Glass belongs on the runway and I can’t wait to reveal our creation.”

OtterBox Alpha Glass is a premium screen protector for Apple iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 5c and Samsung GALAXY S 5 devices. Alpha Glassoffers flawless clarity and powerful protection thanks to the specially formulated ultra-thin shatterproof, scratch-resistant glass. Alpha Glass maintains a clean look and responsive feel, so users will hardly notice the extra layer that gives them runway-worthy confidence.

Alpha Glass includes a microfiber cloth, alcohol swab and applicator for precision application. Alpha Glass is available in a standalone version and an additional version that is compatible with Commuter Series, Commuter Series Wallet, Symmetry Series and Resurgence Power Case.

For more information on Alpha Glass, visit otterbox.com. For more information about Katty Xiomara and Nolcha Fashion Week, visitnolchafashionweek.com.

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Under Armour CampaignToday Under Armour (NYSE: UA) unveiled the newest chapter of I WILL WHAT I WANT™ featuring Gisele Bundchen. Gisele makes her debut for the brand in a bold film and interactive digital experience highlighting her athleticism and unwavering dedication under pressure. The campaign continues to celebrate the inner and outer strength of women and highlights the brand’s commitment to designing innovative products for both female athletes and athletic females.

Since its debut in July with a film featuring American Ballet Theatre® soloist Misty Copeland, the I WILL WHAT I WANT™ campaign has championed stories of women from various athletic backgrounds who have broken barriers to climb to the top of their respective fields. Gisele joins Under Armour Women of Will ambassadors Copeland, world champion downhill skier Lindsey Vonn, professional tennis player Sloane Stephens and US Women’s National Soccer Team standout Kelley O’Hara. Like these trailblazing women, Gisele has defied labels and critics to build a life around her passions. Her indomitable spirit, captured throughout the campaign, illustrates that she wills what she wants – on and off camera.

“Most women at a certain point in their life encounter contradicting opinions, expectations, praise and criticism. Having lived her life in the public eye since she began modeling at 16, Gisele knows what it means to focus inward in order to beat the noise and achieve her own goals,” said Leanne Fremar, Senior Vice President and Executive Creative Director, Under Armour Women’s. “Along with scaling to the heights of her profession as a model and a global fashion icon, she’s an incredibly athletic woman, dedicated to her practice of martial arts and yoga.”

“I’m so excited to be part of the Under Armour I WILL WHAT I WANT campaign,” said Gisele. “This incredibly inspirational initiative serves as a powerful reminder of all the amazing things women can do despite the pressures and criticisms we may encounter. Having the strength to tune out negativity and remain focused on what I want gives me the will and confidence to achieve my goals.”

Under Armour and Droga5 developed the interactive digital experience for the I WILL WHAT I WANT™ campaign, including a 60-second film and a social engagement platform on http://iwillwhatiwant.com/gisele. The footage of Gisele working out is populated by real comments invading her space from critics and supporters. All the while, front-and-center, Gisele remains focused to prove that will beats noise. The same concept is extended into a custom web experience that streams social commentary in real time. The brand will advertise digitally with media partners Glamour, People, Refinery29, Well + Good, ESPN and more.

“After the initial announcement of Under Armour’s partnership with Gisele, we decided to use its unexpected, surprising nature to our advantage,” said Sarah Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, Droga5. “We looked at how the public was responding and incorporated those comments to show the strength it takes to transcend external opinions and succeed in today’s world.”

The digital campaign also features a mobile experience via IWILLWHATIWANT.com, available now on iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store, and other platforms. The digital experience serves as a community for women to track, analyze, and share their fitness and athletic lifestyle. Gisele, Vonn, Copeland, Stephens, O’Hara and other Under Armour ambassadors will actively participate, providing consumers with unique insights into their day-to-day activity and motivations.

To follow the I WILL WHAT I WANT story and to learn more about Under Armour Women’s, visit IWILLWHATIWANT.com, facebook.com/UnderArmourWomen and join the conversation on Twitter @UAWomen and on Instagram @UnderArmourWomen with #IWILLWHATIWANT.

About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. Under Armour’s wholly owned subsidiary, MapMyFitness, powers one of the world’s largest Connected Fitness communities. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.uabiz.com.

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Say something nice!

What better way to say something nice than with flowers?

This afternoon Desigual and designer Monsieur Christian Lacroix presented their Spring/Summer 2015 collection to an energetic crowd in The Theatre at Lincoln Center for New York Fashion Week, where Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima kicked off show.

Inspired by nature’s flora and fauna, this season presented a colorful, multi-cultural bouquet.  A cool Mediterranean spirit was combined with South American motifs; classic English garden blooms met the Iberian Peninsula’s landscape; and a western countryside was influenced by sweeping European geometry.

The collection celebrated the season’s warm weather with daisies in bloom, desert roses, tropical hibiscus and Mexican dahlias; flowers freshly cut from an imaginary garden.

A blossoming kaleidoscope, the collection is a gift meant to inspire happiness, one bloom at a time.

Those in attendance included Sin City 2 star Rosario Dawson, supermodel Poppy Delevingne, socialite Olivia Palermo, Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte, Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether, Vanderpump Rules’ Pandora Vanderpump, French Model Camille Rowe and Orange is the New Black’s Laura Gomez..

 

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Custo Barcelona presented its Spring/Summer 2015 collection, Skin, at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Lincoln Center on Sunday, September 7th 2014 at 3PM. The trademarked brand stayed true to its nature, juxtaposing textiles, prints and color. The new collection titled Skin, showcased exactly that – sensual and transparent looks accentuating the power of the female form.

 The runway collection highlighted the beauty of the body through ultra-light linens and flowy silks arranged on the sides and backs of structured dresses and laser-cut body suits utilizing skin as the underlying silhouette. For Spring 2015 Custo Barcelona introduced geometric cut outs and openings that allow the sweet and seductive side of women to show.

 Colors made reference to sensations such as the ocean’s breeze against the skin or the sight of a dramatic sunrise. Together, the colors this season represented a sweetness in the atmosphere that caressed the skin with seduction.

 While staying true to their essence, Custo Barcelona unveiled looks enhanced by intricate cutwork and uniquely textured appliqués. Short babydoll dresses created a geometric base for the cropped jackets and vests. Miniskirts and shorts were cut in evasee, adorned with dreamy lace and exquisite silks in snakeskin patterns, like straight cut trousers and skirts that were paired with understated bandeau tops. Accessories included woven-patterned sandals, boxed-heeled booties, handbags, and sunglasses.

The men’s collection evoked a crafty masculine vibe while revealing the theme ofSkin. Loose-knit fitting trousers, ultra-light artisanal linen jackets, t-shirts and sweats were paired effortlessly with vibrant duffel bags. The Custo man is one that appreciates quality of natural knits and contemporary textures, he also prefers a more relaxed fit in monochromatic tones reminiscent of the aromas of anise, toffee and pistachio. For him, the footwear ranged from brogues to sneakers and looks were paired with cross-body bags and sunglasses.

 Spring/Summer 2015 by Custo Barcelona smartly unveiled hidden treasures, layering softly and uncovering the skin.

Presented in New York’s Lincoln Center, the runway show was attended by the brand’s supporters of international media outlets, reporters, photographers and celebrities. Attendees included Dascha Polanco, Miss “J” Alexander, Nigel Barker, Henry Santos and James Goldstein.

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Barneys New York BAZ DAZZLED BagsNEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014  — Barneys New York, the luxury specialty retailer, announced today the 2014 Holiday campaign: BAZ DAZZLED Holiday; a collaboration with world renowned writer/director/producer Baz Luhrmann and designer Catherine Martin. A multi-platform initiative, BAZ DAZZLED Holiday will merge the iconic visual language of Luhrmann’s award winning film work with the wit and surprise of the legendary Barneys New York annual holiday initiatives.  Luhrmann and Martin, along with the Barneys New York team under the direction of creative director Dennis Freedman, have conceived a modern holiday world filled with decadent textures and fantastical characters set against the backdrop of iconic holiday concepts.

“Barneys New York has a long history of unexpected and imaginative holiday programs, and working with Baz and Catherine continues this tradition,” said Mark Lee, Barneys New York CEO. “It is thrilling to see their incredible creative vision blend with the Barneys New York spirit for this unique collaboration.”

Original and exclusive BAZ DAZZLED Holiday artwork by Luhrmann and Martin take you into a magical world filled with fantastical characters, woodland creatures, ice skaters, snow owls, and candy canes, along with their motto “A Life Lived in Fear is a Life Half Lived.”  The artwork melds together imagery ranging from classic to the absurd, and will be brought to life in the Madison Avenue Flagship windows, as well as throughout the store.  The artwork will be featured on special Barneys New York shopping bags, gift cards and in-store displays during the 6-week initiative.

“From the earliest days of our love affair with the city of New York, we have always marveled at the way Barneys blends retail, theatre, art and narrative with irreverence and wit while nevertheless remaining accessible to its audience,” said Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin.  “We embrace the opportunity of reveling in the holiday spirit by collaborating with Barneys, taking traditional holiday iconography and turning it on its head.  This collaboration is, for us, ultimately a celebratory opportunity to deepen our relationship with our adopted city of New York.”

Barneys New York has worked to create a range of exclusive (XO), limited-edition holiday gift items, which will be available at Chelsea Passage on the 9th floor of the Barneys New York Madison Avenue flagship location, select Barneys New York locations nationwide, and Barneys.com. Using inspiration from the project, the product assortment will focus on luxury holiday decor and gifts such as ornaments, stockings, children’s costumes and toys, table-top accessories, throws, and other giftable items.

In the spirit of the holiday season and in honor of this special collaboration, Barneys New York will donate 25% of sales from all BAZ DAZZLED Holiday products to Room to Read, a global organization that seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.

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