Nora Sahraoui creates XELA FASHION!


Fashion Designers Nora Sahraoui announced the launch of her brand, XELA Fashion! in Miami. Sahraoui, of Marseilles France, was in Miami for an exciting photo shoot of her latest styles and to launch her website.

From Morocco to France to Miami XELA Fashion! is inspired by the woman who is the star of the evening. The fashions are designed to accentuate her confidence and unique beauty with a fashion forward style. The garments are made of the finest hand-selected fabrics including hand made fabrics and silks which are often creatively embellished with sequins and crystals.

Born in Morocco and raised in southern France, Sahraoui created XELA FASHION! by taking classic French style and combining it with the striking colors of India. She also adds rhinestones representing the influence of Moroccan style.

Before launching her brand, Sahraoui worked for various well-known designers in Italy, London, Dubai, Italy and Paris. She also has a following of loyal clients in Switzerland, London, Dubai, New York and France from whom she designed couture dresses.

Sahraoui described her collection: “The XELA woman is feminine with a natural beauty. She is charismatic and people are drawn to her. She is outgoing and adventurous and not afraid to try something new. She is a leader in life or when she chooses the latest fashion trends....That is the woman for whom XELA Fashions! are designed.

 

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Olivier Rousteing - new designer of Balmain


The house of Balmain is pleased to announce the appointment of Olivier Rousteing as its new Designer. Mr. Rousteing will supervise the design and development of the brands mens and womens ready-to-wear collections.

Rousteing is currently in charge of the Womens Wear design studio at Balmain, a position he has held since 2009. Before joining Balmain, Rousteing worked for five years at Roberto Cavalli, where he was promoted to the position of Designer for the womens and mens ready-to-wear collections.

 

 

 

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UniPant defines eastern conservatism with western freedom


Fashion Designers  Mascha Shumikina presents the debut of the UniPant Line, an original hybrid garment that dramatically blurs the line between the feminine skirt and the masculine trouser. A patented design inspired by the landscapes and poetry of the nomadic culture, it unites the essence of eastern conservatism with western freedom.

An innovative, hand-crafted design with a distinct silhouette of relaxed drape-constructed volume and body-conscious elements, the UniPant starts as trousers, runs down and unites to become a skirt. The unique structure and shape of the garment are more pronounced through the natural movements of the human body, gently unveiling and continually transforming with each step, evoking a sense of being simultaneously hidden and revealed.

Mascha Shumikina possesses the passion and vision of an artist always moving forward, with a maturity and delicate balance apparent in her designs. Through her lifelong research into the combination of design, fine arts, architecture and photography, she offers a multi-layered investigation into the nature of how we perceive the world through a network of visual, aural and linguistic signals. In all of her creative endeavors she finds the human body to be the most exciting, expressive medium to explore.

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Jacquelyn Wellington wins TAWFA Young Designer Award


The 2011 Australian Wool Fashion Awards hit the runway at the Sydney Royal Easter show followed by the presentation of prizes to the many successful entrants. The winners list included many past successful and experienced entrants to a number of young school and fashion college students and recent graduates.

Armidale's Duval High School student Breanna McFadyen took out first prize in the Secondary School Award with her one shouldered black Derby Day dress with an enormous white flower as the feature. Past entrant Pam and Sam Stolhand from Young and Susan Thompson from Port Macquarie all won several awards.

For Port Macquarie’s Mary Mackillop College year twelve student Tessa Simpson, her dream of attending fashion school have been realised, her Victorian Derby Day racewear resulted in her winning a three year half fee scholarship to attend North Sydney’s prestige Raffles College of Design & Commerce.

The big win was for Jacquelyn Wellington, who graduated from UTS in 2010. Jacquelyn took out the Young Designer Award with her Yetty collection of six garments and continued the win by taking out the 2011 Supreme Award. Sponsored by the wool marketing, research and development body, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), the awards aims to raise awareness of wool to designers and consumers alike.

Based at Armidale on the fine wool growing New England Tablelands in NSW, the awards have evolved into one of Australia’s most enduring and challenging fashion competitions with hundreds of entries across many categories, including the new category this year Wool4Skool.

After initial judging of the many entries in Wool4Skool judges selected the two winning entries. Second prize went to Tempe High School students Michelle Xiang and Nancy He and the winner to Thao Nguyen, Caroline Chisholm Catholic College Victoria. In what was an enormous effort, this years judge Jonathan Ward had the two winning entries manufactured in just two weeks.

This year’s judges included Jonathan Ward, Executive Designer RM Williams, Emma Downey, Editor of The Land magazine, Karyn Westren , Marketing & Styling company Et cetera

 

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Fashion Events for 2011 at Gathering of Nation 2011

Check the latest fashion events for 2011 at Gathering of Nation 2011







Fly The Flag For Kate & Wills.....



...and celebrate this day in style! I know, this patriotic stuff can sometimes be a little over the top and kitschy, but to rise to the occasion, I think once in a while it's ok. At least these tops have a cute cut and a sweet motif. The bags have a vintage and worn print and look. Nice! All items available at TOPSHOP.

Back to Basic!

3.1. Phillip Lim Sidibe
3.1. Phillip Lim Sidibe


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MARC by Marc Jacobs
Deena & Ozzy at Urban Outfitters


















Clarks Originals Kestral Soar

Clarks Originals Kestral Soar

Remember these vintage style sandals from your childhood days? Well, they are back in full force this summer! The Clarks Originals Kestral Soar with its crepe sole, the Deena & Ozzy’s at Urban Outfitters, the Topshop sandals that come in loads of different colours, the  absolutely lovely two-tone's from 3.1. Phillip Lim, and the patent two-tone MARC by Marc Jacobs sandals, are a minimalistic and comfy retro style sandal that are effortlessly stylish. Easy to wear with everything from minimalistic trouser suits and palazzo pants, long flowing maxi skirts to cut off jeans shorts, skinny jeans and drop crotch silky pants. So, flick off your stilettos and wedges, bring on the summer, and put on these comfys!

Vicunha´s fabrics in Brazil Fashion Designers


Known for its versatility, Vicunha Textil’s denim shaped up some awesome male looks at Brazil Fashion Designers, a contest in which fashion students create their very own collections and show them in a fashion show. The event took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and was a huge success: all sits were taken and the crowd was looking forward to see what the next generation of designers is creating.

The 19-year-old fashion student Seika Yamada played with lots of colors, patterns and asymmetrical shapes in her collection, which was named “The Cell”. “Despite of the suffocation that affects the human body, there will always be freedom to create”, she says. Among Vicunha’s fabrics, Yamada used Bari –100% cotton twill and Haiti Plus – twill perfect for more elaborated articles; as well as Moore and Kidman.

Thiago Phelipe, who was also in the run for the big title, chose to use Bari, Lugano and Moore in his collection, “Outdoor Reliquary”. “Vicunha’s fabrics are amazing to work with, all very well-structured. I even chose not to apply any washes on them in order to keep the original colors and aspects”. His collection was very chic, with straight classic cuts combined to rounded modern details. As a result, the hype designer was placed in second out of ten and put his hands on a free license of the software Audaces Fashion Creare along with a couple thousand of dollars worth of credit.

 

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Ethical Fashion Programme welcomes WTO DG


The government of Kenya, represented by the Kenya Export Promotion Council (EPC), presented the Ethical Fashion Programme (EFP) to WTO Director General - Mr. Lamy as the number one Kenyan project in terms of poverty reduction and empowerment of women.

As part of welcome ceremony for Mr. Lamy, the Ethical Fashion team organised a traditional Masaii warrior dance with a new community group from the Rift Valley. Mr. Lamy was also presented with samples of the products produced by marginalised communities for Vivienne Westwood, and other international fashion labels, as well as a map showcasing the network of community groups spread throughout East Africa.

Mr. Lamy expressed words of appreciation on the measurable and sustainable impact of the project saying, “This is a real model of capacity building carried out in the field.”

The EPC was established on August 19, 1992 through Legal Notice No. 4342, with the mandate of developing and promoting Kenya’s exports. In pursuit of its mandate, the EPC primary objective is to address bottlenecks facing exporters and producers of export goods and services in order to increase the performance level of the export sector. 

 

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Tommy Hilfiger will be honored at PHILAU Fashion Show


Philadelphia University will present four accomplished innovators—Jose Maria Alapont, Mo Meidar '70, H'09, Dorothy Roberts and Tomio Taki—with the 2011 Leader of Innovation Medal at the Spirit of Innovation Gala on Saturday, April 30 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue.

Earlier that evening, fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger will be honored with the 2011 Spirit of Design Award at Philadelphia University's Fashion Show, which will take place at 7 p.m. at the Academy of Music.

The Spirit of Innovation Gala and Philadelphia University Fashion Show are part of the Evening of Innovation festivities, which celebrate and honor outstanding leaders across a range of disciplines and the best of this year's student innovations and fashion designs.

At the Spirit of Innovation Gala, Philadelphia University will present the Leader of Innovation Medal to Jose Maria Alapont, president and CEO of Federal-Mogul Corp.; Mo Meidar '70, H'09, chairman and CEO of MAG IAS; Dorothy Roberts, chairman of The Echo Design Group, Inc.; and Tomio Taki, managing member of Takihyo LLC.  

 

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Who will steal Fashion Crown at Scottish Fashion Awards!


Organiser's of Scotland's most high profile celebration of fashion and style have announced the shortlist for the event's 'Scottish Fashion Icon' award, which will be presented at the 6th annual Scottish Fashion Awards in association with Vogue.com.

In a poll conducted by the Scottish Fashion Awards, asked 500 15 - 35 yrs olds in key Scottish cities, who they felt where 'Scotland's most fashion conscious and stylish celebrities'. The survey asked a random sample of 15 - 35 yr olds to rate their top 3 Scottish celebrities from a list of 20 provided to them.

"This gives us a great mechanic to formulate the short list," said Tessa Hartmann, founder and Chairman of the awards. "It's just a bit of fun to add to the awards, as all our other categories are very serious and judged by an international fashion panel - hence their credibility. But this year, before we go live with the fashion icon on line voting, we wanted to find out who our nation really thought was stylish. Now it's over to Capital FM listeners and the people across Scotland to cast their vote!"

Paul Cooney, Managing Director of Capital FM, sponsors of the award category said: "The nominees for 2011 superbly represent the variety and contrast among Scottish style and talent - everything from sophisticated glamour to cutting edge trend setters. This category showcases everything that Scottish fashionistas have to offer and provides a platform for us to recognise individuality and personal style. It's great to see such a mixture of faces from the worlds of music, fashion, television and film."

 

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Divided We Are - Culottes

Sonia Rykiel Spring 2011 RTW
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Alberta Ferretti Spring 2011 RTW
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Is it a bermuda? Is it a skirt? No, it’s a culotte! The divided skirt, or „Hosenrock“ as it is called in German. Not easy to pull off you are thinking? Then think no further. Actually they are quite easy to wear, and flattering if your thighs are not stick thin. Just make sure they are knee length. Wear them with wedgy Espadrilles in summer to add some height and tuck in a nice top if they are high waisted like at Sonia Rykiel. You will receive instant quirky style points from your fashion loving friends. Plus, they are easy going on a bike!!!


 

Adidas & FC Bayern open outstanding chapter

 
 FC Bayern Munich and adidas, partners now for 50 years, have extended their partnership agreement until 2020. In addition, the new home jersey for the coming season was officially presented for the first time at the Allianz Arena.

“adidas and FC Bayern Munich are united by far more than just a partnership of many years as sponsor and supplier. Our partnership is a unique story of success to which we have added another outstanding chapter with the extension of our agreement,” commented Herbert Hainer, CEO of the adidas Group and Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of FC Bayern Munich AG.

“We are delighted that the long-standing partnership between FC Bayern Munich and adidas, which is characterized by mutual trust and respect, will continue for at least another eight years. Together, adidas and FC Bayern will continue to stand for success,” stated Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Chairman of FC Bayern München AG. “For me personally, the new home jersey that we are presenting is one of the finest FC Bayern has ever had. We are looking forward to playing in it!”

Sporting the club's motto “Mia san mia” (we are who we are), the home jersey embodies a special feeling of togetherness. The new outfit features numerous details, such as the “Mia san mia” logo which is incorporated in the collar in traditional lettering. The central design element is made up of integrated vertical stripes representing the “Munich Child”, the figure depicted on the official coat of arms of Munich. The matching shorts and socks are in dark red, with gold stripes and design accents lending the team's outfit a supremely elegant touch.

 

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Textiles Intelligence, UK enters into a Strategic Alliance with Fibre2Fashion, India


Robin Anson, Managing Director of Textiles Intelligence in the UK, and Dr PR Roy, Director of Fibre2Fashion in India, are proud to announce a strategic alliance between their organisations. The aim of the alliance is to provide the South Asian textile and apparel industry with research-based information to support their strategic planning. The alliance will take effect from April 2011.

Mr Anson and Dr Roy share the view that, with the current shift of the textile and clothing industry to Asia, it was logical for both organisations to join together in order to provide the necessary insight and strategy advice to assist the needs of emerging markets in South Asia. Dr Roy is excited to have Textiles Intelligence, a global knowledge leader in the field, as a partner of Fibre2Fashion.

Companies in South Asia will be able to gain access to research-based knowledge and information through two new printed publications, namely Textile and Apparel Outlook South Asia and Technical Textiles and Performance Apparel South Asia.

 

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MBFF promoting creative industries


It’s that time of year again: when Queensland’s fashionistas don the season’s must-haves and flock to the South East, where Brisbane’s South Bank is transformed into a glittering stretch of runways, discussions and stylish cocktail parties.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival (MBFF) – Brisbane, hosted by South Bank, is back for 2011 and promises a stellar lineup of designers and a range of fashionable events to satisfy even the most sartorially starved crowds.

Running from Saturday 20 until Friday 26 August, MBFF 2011 will showcase Spring/Summer collections from more than 60 local, national and international designers.

This consumer-driven event will present an eclectic mix of fashion, from broad-appeal merchandise and swimwear to independent ready-to-wear designer labels, all of which are available in-store and ready to buy.

Now in its sixth year, the Festival makes fashion accessible to everyone, with nine group shows and an off-site swimwear/resort show. Guests can also enjoy a drink and a catch-up amid the buzz of pre- and post-show festivities in the Fashion Bar at the Cascade Court, QPAC.

If that’s not enough to get you salivating, the Festival will also host a series of fashionable high teas, an Australian Fashion Graduate of the Year competition, a “fashion after hours” discussion program and a gala closing event.

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Tomorrow's top designers to display their talent on the runway


The inspired and inspiring designs of Fashion Institute of Technology - FIT's top graduating Fashion Design students will be unveiled at The Future of Fashion, FIT’s annual end-of-year runway show on Wednesday, May 4, at two shows, one at 4:30 pm and the second at 7:30 pm at FIT. This professionally produced event will present sportswear, special occasion, knitwear, intimate apparel, children’s wear, and accessories designed for fall 2011 by some of the world’s most talented young designers.

Ten major designers, including Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Narciso Rodriguez, and Norma Kamali, are working with the students as mentors and critics by visiting classrooms throughout the spring semester to critique the students’ work and, ultimately, to select the most exceptional garment from each category for special citation.

Six fashion-media professionals will decide which garments are outstanding enough to make it to the runway. They are Nina Garcia (Marie Claire), Laura Brown (Harper’s Bazaar), Kate Betts (Time Inc.), Alana Kelen (VH1), Hal Rubenstein (InStyle), and Siafa Lewis (LXNY).

The young designers selected for the fashion show also will vie for cash awards from Cotton Incorporated, the lead sponsor of the fashion show. Students who use cotton in 95 percent of their outfits will be eligible to win $2,000 in each of five categories: sportswear, knitwear, intimate apparel, special occasion, and children’s wear.

 

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Choose your Fashionable Woman T Shirt that suits your style

The flavor and preference of people differ to a great extent when it comes to T-shirts. Earlier, you may have a hard time buying the perfect woman t shirt that rightly accentuates your body and appeal to it. Luckily, with the arrival of the internet you may find the task to be a breeze not only in terms of handiness but also time and money. The advance search tools will enable you to find the best woman t shirt within a few clicks of a mouse. Your shopping hours are no more limited to the timings of the store and you can sit in front of your computer at anytime of the day or night and add stylishness to your existing ensemble of T-shirts.


Rest assured that you will get a woman t shirt that fit for your figure and body style. Some people do not care about the fitting of the t-shirt. However, when you take a breath of air on a beach you need to look appealing. A woman t shirt in perfect fitting will make sure that you walk freely without the need to worry about your looks.

The quality control staff well understands what will flatter your body and make sure to create an combination of appealing designs in the latest fashion trends. You will definitely find the T-shirts tempting and the convenience of online shopping will ensure that the whole process is a breeze.

Women T-shirts are available in immaculate styles, appealing designs, vibrant colors and patterns online. Your search for the perfect t-shirt certainly ends on the internet. With a little research over the internet you will definitely come across the right store that offers wide range of high quality T-shirts. Choose the one of your liking, add it your shopping cart and place the order within a click. Safe and secure delivery of all the orders is assured by online sellers.

Unit Clothing releases Politically charged range - 420 Blitz


Unit Clothing is once again breaking ground, with the simultaneous world-wide release of its latest range, 420 Blitz, along with a sneak peak of the unique design process behind it.

Unit has released a video (attached), featuring behind-the-scenes footage of Founder and Creative Director Paul Everest at work in his purpose built Design Immersion Pod.

Including a modified dentist chair, sound system and oxygen tank – it's a design chair like no other.

"I'd always wanted to build the perfect design environment, a place where you can truly lose yourself in the design/creative process," says Everest.

The latest release by the Gold Coast based brand, known for its creative and thought-provoking designs, is politically charged and characteristically conceptual.

"Unit has a voice or a 'canvas' in its t-shirts and we often use art and/or humour to get a message across," says Everest.

The Addicted Tee is one of several concept tees in the 420 Blitz range.

 

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Polish designer Agnieszka Kowalska wins Habitus Baltija


Young Polish designer Agnieszka Kowalska, a student of Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design won the Grand Prix of the 11th Competition for Young Fashion Designers “Habitus Baltija 2011 that took place at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre in Riga on April 9.

The Grand Prix winner received the Habitus Baltija Statuette and paid study opportunities worth EUR 12,000 at GED Fashion Institute in Milan, Italy. Agnieszka’s collection “Szalapot” got the highest evaluations in the competition category “Avant-garde Fashion”.

Another student of the Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design Karolina Gronicka won the laurels of the best designer in the category “Industrial Pret-a-porter” with her collection “Niente” and received the certificate for participation in the prestigious IX International Young Designers Competition “Russian Siluet” to be held in September 2011 in Moscow.

The student of the A.M. Shirokov Institute of Contemporary Knowledge Alexey Ivanov (Leor Gofman) from Belarus with his collection “Strangers in the Air” won in the competition category “Artistic Pret-a-porter” landing an opportunity to advertise on www.notjustalabel.com, a respected fashion portal frequented by such celebrities as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Fergie, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Paris Hilton and many others.

The winner of the School Competition – the Art Academy of Latvia – received the Habitus Baltija Statuette designed and sculpted in metal by Maris Šustinš and the certificate for participation for one student in the prestigious fashion design competition “Melnica Modi” in Belarus.

All in all, 9 educational institutions – the Art Academy of Latvia, the Riga Technical University, the Estonian Academy of Art, the Vilnius Academy of Art (Lithuania), the Telsiai Faculty of Art, Vilnius Academy of Art (Lithuania), the Novia University of Applied Sciences (Finland), the Institute of Contemporary Knowledge named after A. M. Shirokov (Belarus), the Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design (Poland) and the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (Turkey) – competed for the title of the Best Fashion School.

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Emma Walters wins Triumph Inspiration Awards


Lingerie designed by a De Montfort University (DMU) student has won the UK final of the Triumph Inspiration Awards (TIA) and now goes on to the global final in Germany.

For the fourth consecutive year Triumph International, one of the world’s leading lingerie and shapewear brands, invited students from the UK’s top fashion and contour design schools, DMU in Leicester and London College of Fashion, to take part in this prestigious design contest.

Winning student Emma Walters, 21, from Leicester, said: “My garment, entitled ‘Liberation’ is actually two garments in one. The model walks on to the catwalk in a traditional style corset representing how Victorian women used to be constricted in every aspect of their life.

“The corset then opens from a heart locket shape to form the silhouette of an angel that commemorates women’s fight to overcome all their restrictions and achieve freedom and equality over the past 125 years. Underneath the corset a body piece is revealed that celebrates the modern woman of today,” said Emma, who is studying DMU’s fashion and contour course.

“The outer corset is made from plastic which I vacuum formed over a mannequin with lace, boning and cording. This gave an embossed effect; so a traditional corset was made; but out of plastic. I then spray painted the corset through a floral lace.

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Planet friendly textiles boost optimism


The derivation of the word “Sustainability”– in Latin, sustinere – translates into “holding up”. Recently, we’ve all had quite a bit trouble with “holding up” against the stream of economic problems, failings of institutional and financial structures and environmental threats. Nobody knows these better than the small business owner. Maintaining enthusiasm for owning a business, working with customers and contributing to the community seems to require sometimes Herculean strength.

One way to boost optimism is to look for ways to help and to serve. There’s some area where everyone can contribute, no matter how small or large, that creates magic for all.

Two small businesses owners, separated by hundreds of miles, decided independently to raise the awareness of the dangers of the conventional textile industry. After learning that the conventional cotton crop is one of the biggest consumers of cancer-producing insecticides and pesticides - polluting soil, waters, and damaging cotton workers’ health - Alina Bartell, the owner of Natural Clothing Company of Snohomish, WA decided to promote eco-friendly and skin-friendly clothing. Today, many of her clients are people whose skin sensitivity does not even let them wear the conventional textiles.

At the same time Dallas Fairbanks in Lake Tahoe, California has always been an avid supporter of environmental protection and a lover of nature. The desire to help both the earth and its people led her to establish her own store, Element Eco Wear, which also carries beautiful, environmentally safe organic clothing and over the time has developed a large clientele.

Both of these stores carry only Planet Friendly Textiles made with organic and Natural Fibers. Their clothing is fashionable and fun, but also eco-friendly and safe for the environment. All items are made from fibers like organic cotton, hemp—which does not require chemicals to grow—or organically grown bamboo. The owners have a strong purpose in helping their area and are involved in organizing this week’s Earth Day events in their communities.

 

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InsideOut breaks the rule

New Chicago based fashion designers, Shalini Sharma, launches her first collection of fine, 100% reversible, customized by color draped jersey dress for women that want style with comfort and no fuss InsideOut.

Founded in 2010, Shalini Sharma made her debut as a fashion designer with a line made in fine jersey in styles that balance comfort and beauty. All the pieces are 100% reversible. Custom color combinations are available to order. Feel safe with the staple little black dress on one side and be bold with a vibrant color on the reverse side.

"Two dresses in one" bring economy and versatility desired by today’s modern woman. It offers style with ease and comfort. The choice of fine jersey makes the garment comfortable to wear, and fluid fabric molds and flatters proportions of all body types.

InsideOut is practical, but at the same time, stylish. The vivid, solid colors and clean lines make the styles easy to accessorize and customize and make your own. It travels light, doesn’t wrinkle and washes in the machine at home, or in the sink away from home. The line is made right here locally in Chicago.

After a long career as a successful marketing analyst and a consultant, Shalini traded in her spreadsheets for fashion design with the launch of “InsideOut,” line of stylish reversible jersey dresses and separates. She believes that style does not mean sacrificing comfort and InsideOut reversible jersey dresses are flattering as well as comfortable. 

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Re-launch of Gemma Kahngs’ eponymous clothing line


GSKYKA Studio Inc announced that fashion designers Gemma Kahng will be launching her 2011 collection in conjunction with her appearance on the Sundance Channel's new series "All on the Line" hosted by the Creative Director of Elle magazine and fashion guru Joe Zee.

The show will follow Mr. Zee and Ms. Kahng as they work on the re-launch of her eponymous clothing line, the Gemma Kahng Collection.

In a statement Ms. Kahng stated, "I am thrilled to re-launch my collections again and bring my designs to women across the world. I love art, romance and history and I think the Gemma Kahng Collection captures the essence of all these elements. I hope my collection reaches women who want classic looks with a unique edge. I'm very excited about my upcoming episode of 'All on the Line' and I would like to thank Joe Zee, Sundance and the fashion community for their support. I'm truly blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful advisors, colleagues and friends."

 

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Littlewoods launches Coleen Rooney range


Littlewoods Europe has announced it will be stocking the new season range from Coleen Rooney.

The range was previously only available in the UK but Littlewoods Europe customers will now be able to choose from Coleen Rooney's range of clothes including women's coat, women's dress, women's shoes, bedding, curtain, perfume and cosmetics.

Coleen's newest range is inspired by the latest trends, and has been hugely popular in the UK already, receiving lots of press coverage and fashion features.

The new range will now be available to the 25 European countries that Littlewoods Europe delivers to including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

A spokesperson for Littlewoods Europe said: "Coleen is well known for her style and fashion credentials. With her glamorous take on the latest trends, her debut range has been a huge success in the UK and we are delighted to be able to offer the new collection to our customers in Europe. The range is right on trend and extremely wearable and we have no doubt it will be just as popular with our shoppers across Europe."

 

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Mollie Bradford & Shayla Harris get full marks at Passion for Fashion


This year's Passion for Fashion Competition sponsored by The Art Institutes honored two high school seniors for their creative talent and commitment to the pursuit of a career in the fashion industry. The competition provides the opportunity for fashion-savvy teens throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico to compete for the chance to earn a full-tuition scholarship to study either Fashion Designer or Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Fashion Retail Management. A grand prize winner is selected for each category.

The grand prize winner in the Fashion Design category is Shayla Harris of San Antonio, Texas. Artfully combining the strength of leather with the delicacy of tulle, Shayla created a ball gown that exemplifies what every woman strives to be: confident and elegant. The gown was very well received by the judges, who recognized great talent in Harris' skillful mixing of opposites. Shayla earned a full-tuition scholarship to attend The Art Institute of Dallas.

The grand prize winner in the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Fashion Retail Management category is Mollie Bradford of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Mollie envisioned a boutique that put fashion on a socially conscious level, creating a space where charity, fashion, and the performing arts come together in the community. Her attention to professional detail and aesthetics set her concept above the rest. Mollie earned a full-tuition scholarship to attend The Art Institute of Charlotte.

 

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BlacMéra to debut culturally inspired couture collection


Fashion Designer Yuliana Candra of the Line BlacMéra Presents a Collection of Culturally Inspired, Ready-to-Wear Couture at Agenda Loft in Downtown LA on April 28, 2011 from 7-10pm.

“When little girls play princess with their Barbie, I played fashion designer with my mom’s scrap fabrics. I was drawn to “make things” whether it’s sculpting, carving, or making clothes.” – Fashion Designer Yuliana Candra

Whether it’s designing tunics with original art (painted by artisans and photographed by the designer herself), or putting the final touches on a finely crafted couture evening gown, fashion designer Yuliana Candra of BlacMéra is busy doing both by preparing to launch her premier collection, which will be held at Agenda Loft in Downtown LA on April 28, 2011 from 7-10pm. Yuliana is a very talented and multi-faceted designer with a vast background in culinary writing, travel photography, and competitive ballroom and Latin dancing.

“I used to make my own competitive dancewear and for other people. There is such a free flow of thinking in designing dancewear. There is no limit, and I enjoyed it tremendously. The dancers are bold, creative, dare to be different, and of course they are blessed with the perfect figure. They became my living mannequins. It was also a great platform for me to push myself to create the mindset of designing pieces that were ultra complicated to construct. Even today you can still see the dancer characteristics in my gowns.” –Yuliana Candra

 

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Wear A Collar

                                                                                          
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Collars are a microtrend and are currently popping up all over the fashion world. Peeping out from underneath a sweater it's a super cute and edgy style updater, with a vintage feel to it. If you don’t like the bulk underneath your sweater, than pop on just the collar, as seen at ASOS.com, in leather, crochet and lace. I think they've got the best selection. Or make one yourself out of an old t-shirt or mens shirt with a stiff collar. It's an instant style revitalizer to old plain t-shirts and sweaters.


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