Tag: America

ANDRA DAY HEADLINES TOUR THIS FALL

California vocalist, Andra Day, announced her headlining national tour that will make coast-to-coast stops beginning in November. This isn't the only power move the soulful singer has made this year. Andra Day was nominated for two Grammy Awards in the "Best R&B Album" category for her debut alum Cheers to the Fall and "Best R&B Performance"for…

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THE SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS: CAMPUS RAPE CRIMES HEATING UP IN AMERICA

Although women have overcome a massive amount of turmoil in the past sixty years, one major issue that remains widely untouched is rape. Did you know that one in five women in the United States has been raped? Did you also know that about fifty percent of those rapes have gone undocumented due to fear of…

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PREMIÈRE VISION PREVIEW NEW YORK

On July 11 and 12, Première Vision will hold an exclusive presentation of their Fall/Winter 2013/14 collection of fabrics for New York buyers. This is Première Vision's twenty-fifth year offering a New York preview, which has consistently been one of the biggest events for top international textile mills. This year, 113 companies will participate in…

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DOLCE & GABBANA SHOW COUTURE FOR THE FIRST TIME

Dolce & Gabbana's first ever couture show on July 9 will be held not in Paris, but rather Taormina, Sicily, referencing their cultural roots much like their choice to cast real, Sicilian men in their Men's Spring 2013 collection.  Dolce & Gabbana's first couture show will also be a very exclusive affair, open only to…

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TOUCHED BY FRANCES GOODMAN AT (ART)AMALGAMATED – NEW YORK – JUNE 28 – AUGUST 4

Touched by Frances Goodman (Art)Amalgamated - New York June 28 - August 4 Opening Reception Thursday, June 28 from 6-8pm (Art) Amalgamated is thrilled to present Frances Goodman's first solo show in New York, Touched. Recognized as one of South Africa's leading young artists, Goodman has become well known for her multi-media works that explore…

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CFDA FASHION AWARDS 2012

The 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards, once again underwritten by Swarovski, will be held tonight, Monday, June 4, at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Every year the CFDA recognizes outstanding designers at the forefront of American fashion, honoring the best designs in all areas of the industry and related arts. The CFDA presents awards in womenswear, menswear,…

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REMEMBERING DONNA SUMMER: THE QUEEN OF DISCO

On Thursday, May 17th, at the age of 63, five-time Grammy award winner Donna Summer, lovingly nicknamed "The Queen of Disco," passed away in her home in Key West, Florida after a long battle with lung cancer.  Donna Summer was born LaDonna Adrian Gaines to a devout Christian household in Boston in 1948. Summer began singing as a…

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VOGUE INDIA STARTS FASHION FUND

Vogue India has partnered with the Fashion Design Council of India to create an annual fashion fund similar to those that already exist in America, the UK, China, and Italy.  The fashion fund gives young designers their first big break, providing them with financial support, assigning them a mentor to guide them through the process of…

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RICHARD PRINCE AT 303 GALLERY – MAY 18 – JUNE 22

From May 18- June 22, 303 Gallery will be hosting their first exhibition with Richard Prince featuring new work he's done since 1991 called "14 Paintings."  Richard Prince is an American painter and photographer who first rose to fame thanks to his "rephotographs," a series of photographs he took of other people's photographs including Garry…

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HYSTERIA – OPENING MAY 18

Hysteria, the new film by director Tanya Wexler, fictionalizes the real life story of Dr. Joseph Mortimer Granville, a Victorian doctor who invented the first electric vibrator in the 1880s, which was later patented and sold in 1902 by the American company Hamilton Beach.  The film examines how Dr. Granville's invention was used to cure…

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NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 2012 – NEW YORK – MAY 16 – 20

The New York Photography Festival for 2012 was given a thematic guideline for the first time, exploring where art and photography intersect with social documentary, examining how the social element influences traditional image-making techniques.  This is also the first year that the festival is open to everyone to submit their work.  Juried work from the New…

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VANESSA BRUNO – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW AND BACKSTAGE

VANESSA BRUNO - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Vanessa Bruno, known for her Parisian chic ensembles and recent American popularity, thanks to her first store in LA, presented a darker collection for Fall 2012 that showcased Bruno’s muse, a pixie-like girl with a hard, contemporary, city edge.  The muted palette of bottle green and violet…

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CORRIE NIELSEN – LONDON F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW AND BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW

CORRIE NIELSEN - LONDON F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Corrie Nielsen used her Fall 2012 show as an opportunity to explore her personal heritage. Nielsen drew from the Vestiarium Scoticum, a medieval encyclopedia of clothing designs and patterns, and the story of  her great, great, great grandfather, John S. Burns, who moved from America to Scotland during…

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PROPHETIK – LONDON F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

PROPHETIK - LONDON F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Recognized at London Fashion Week as “2010 Eco Men’s Designer of the Year”, Tennessee-born designer Jeff Garner combines fashion and sustainable awareness with his eco-friendly, organic label Prophetik. Inspired by the dressmakers of the Civil War period who created beautiful gowns by utilizing materials that surrounded them in…

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