Friday, September 19, 2014

Jessica Alba Wears Melissa Lovy Winn in Gold

Jessica Alba was photographed wearing Melissa Lovy jewelry yesterday while running errands in Los Angeles! Jessica accessorized her casual outfit with Melissa Lovy's Winn in Gold necklace which features pave stone detail ($170, www.melissalovy.com).

Jessica Alba Wearing Winn in Gold Necklace

Winn in Gold necklace

Jessica Alba Wearing Melissa Lovy Winn in Gold Necklace

See more of Jessica Alba here on the Apparel Search fashion blog.

Fall/Winter 2015/2016 Los Angeles International Textile Show

The Fall/Winter 2015/2016 Los Angeles International Textile Show will take place from Monday-Wednesday, September 29-October 1, 2014 at the California Market Center (CMC) in downtown Los Angeles. Hosted in the Penthouse, on the 13th floor, and the Fashion Theater, in the Main Lobby, show hours are from 9:00am-5:00pm on Monday and Tuesday, and 9:00am-4:00pm on Wednesday. Highlights include the return of the Korean Pavilion, featuring KOTRA, as well as the official Trend Forum, co-curated by new trend forecasting partner Promostyl, and an increase in the participation of European mills.

Long time exhibitor Howard Bobis of Friday Fabrics represents many European mills, including countries such as France and Italy. "Trends start in Europe. My Fall collections have many unique fabrics that are not made anywhere else," Bobis says of his mills. "They will be shown in LA for the first time." Bobis has been showing at LA Textile for close to 15 years and continues to return due to the success his mills have at every Show. "I always open new accounts at the LA Textile Show because it is such a great broad and diverse market."

In addition to the French and Italian mills of Friday Fabrics, there has been an increase in the amount of textile exhibitors participating in the European Pavilion. "Our European Pavilion has grown since the last Show," says LA Textile Spokesperson Rebecca Aguilar. "We are seeing a great deal more of mills from European countries such as Germany, Spain, and the UK. We also have an increase in prestigious fabric companies from countries like Japan and Turkey."

Notable European exhibitors include Billon by 2b Diffusions, Ercea Int'l, Baronet S.R.L., Bella Tela, Deveaux SA, Elliott Berman Textiles, Freudenberg Vilene, Lanificio Nencini, Intesa C SRL, Darquer, Lanificio Corti Marcello, Liberty Art Fabrics, Malhia Kent, KBC, Solstiss, La Stephanoise, Charles Parsons, Tissage des Chaumes, Mapel, Junior Srl Arte Ricami By Adele Zibetti, Euromaglia SRL, Tiss et Teint, Vema and many more.

Not only will attendees discover an increase of European textile companies, they will be pleased to see the return of the Korean Pavilion presented by KOTRA in the Fashion Theater at the CMC. "We are happy to be returning for our 9th year at the LA Textile Show," says Hannah Lee, Trade Consultant for KOTRA. "The rate of return for our Korean exhibitors is greater at the LA Textile Show than any other show. They see continued success year after year." Exhibitors include Sungmin Enterprise, Intex, Duksung P&T, K S H Corporation, Rohan Fabric, Kyunwon, Korea Textile Center, Hemosu Textile, CNC Fashion, Ventex, Keumbo Textile Co. Ltd, Haneun Textile, Ducksan Enterprise, Supreme Fabric, Ludia, Samsung Industrial, A Jin Corporation, and A Loom de Ri.

The Lenzing Innovation Pavilion will also return with their notable affiliated partners, which include exhibitors such as Design Knit Inc, Laguna Fabrics, Shara-Tex, Texollini, Unitex International, Zentex, Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., American Fabrics International, Britannia Mills Ltd, Epic Textiles, Lenzing Fibers Inc., Tuscarora Yarns, Impex Textiles, Pacific Coast Knitting, and Sextet Fabrics. 

The LA Textile Show will also host the official Trend Forum in the Main Lobby of the CMC, co-curated by renowned trend forecasting partner Promostyl. Promostyl will provide the Show with the key trend directions for the F/W 15/16 season. The Paris-based agency will also play a role in continuing to bring a European perspective to the West Coast this Show. "We could not think of a better place than the LA Textile Show to present our ideas and inspire the creation of future garments and products," says Promostyl Trend Consultant, Janna Stark.

Designers who attend the Show are encouraged to seek inspiration from the four macro-trends presented by Promostyl including utilitarian-chic "Block;" cozy, sensitive "Tenderness;" sophisticated, sporty-luxe "Details;" and colorful, eccentric "Animism."  

In addition to textile and design resources, the Show will offer attendees numerous perks and hospitality, as well as a packed schedule of complimentary seminars. Seminars will be presented by industry experts such as Promostyl, PeclersParis, Fashion Snoops, Design Options, Color Portfolio, Global Purchasing Co, Fashion Business Inc, Lenzing, FAB Counsel, California Fashion Association, Adobe for Fashion, and V Mora. 

Attendees and exhibitors are also invited to kick off the first day of the Show with a complimentary wine bar presented by JM International Group in Aisle 100 of the European Pavilion featuring wine from Italy, France, and Spain. JM International Group represents an impressive list of textile companies including Bel Maille, Bella Tela, Bennett Silks, Confetti, Corti Marcello, Darquer, Mahlia Kent, Paultex, Tiss Et Teint, Twelve, Vema, and 496 Fabric Lab.

The Fall/Winter 15/16 edition of the Los Angeles International Textile Show will run Monday - Wednesday, September 29 - Oct 1, 2014, at the CMC.


About the Los Angeles International Textile Show (LA TEXTILE) - LA Textile is the fashion industry's destination for premier textile, design and production resources. Offering hundreds of fabric selections and design services from around the world, the caliber of resources and fashion direction is presented with our Contemporary designer audience in mind. Our trend forum, co-curated by trend partner Promostyl, and complimentary seminar program are designed to inform and inspire. For more information, please visit www.californiamarketcenter.com/latextile.

If you wish to learn about last years event, you can check our Fall/Winter 2014/2015 Los Angeles International Textile Show report we posted last year.

You may want to refresh your memory and read about Spring/Summer 2015 Los Angeles International Textile Show that took place in March 2014 from our previous blog post on this subject.

Thank you for taking the time to read our textile industry blog post. We hope that you have found this fabric relevant news to be informative. If you have comments or questions, please add your thoughts in the discussion area below.

Azeeza US Evening & RTW 2015

Collectively, Azeeza US adds dimension and contemporary thought to an ageless wardrobe.

AZEEZA at Le Meurice next friday - Paris SS15 - Vendome Luxury #22

VENDÔME LUXURY #22
SUMMER 2015
SEPTEMBER 26th - 29th, 2014

The brand's retail flagship along Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile was named by Forbes Travel as a "top destination" and the American designer, Azeeza Khan, recognized by Vogue India as a "Rising Star Designer." The emerging label continues to receive accolades from national and global press, including Vogue Mexico, Elle US, Glamour US, SELF China, and Grazia.


Evening Wear S/S 2015


Azeeza Evening Wear 2015

Azeeza Evening Wear Spring/ Summer 2015

Azeeza Evening Wear S/S 2015

Azeeza S/S Evening Wear 2015

Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2015



Azeeza Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2015

Azeeza Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

Azeeza RTW Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

Azeeza RTW Spring/Summer 2015

Azeeza US designs have been worn by some of the most iconic women of our times, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Sophia Bush and Gabrielle Union, as well as other modern style influencers such The Blonde Salad's Chiara Ferragni and Hannah Bronfman, among many others.



HÔTEL LE MEURICE
6 rue Castiglione - Paris 1er

HÔTEL D'ÉVREUX
19 Place Vendôme - Paris 1er



www.vendomeluxury-paris.com

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Autumn 2014 Color Shift

It's hard to believe that summer is finally winding down.  On a positive note, this means that the fall fashion season is right around the corner!  It is time to start thinking about fall colors for your clothing as well as the beauty products that you select.

Julep is super excited for fall colors, so they came up with a great infographic to help you transition from your favorite summer brights into some beautiful fall shades. 

Are you ready to transition to fall colors?  Check the various nail polish colors currently available at the Julep website.

Eva Mendes Collection
The fashion models from the Eva Mendes collection event that recently took place in New York are getting ready for the change of season.  Look at the lovely shade of nail polish on the model to the far right.  Not certain the brand she is wearing, but I would imagine she would have liked to shop at Julep.


Unleash Your Rock Star

Looking to unleash your inner rock star this fall?   Bravado and Daydreamer have a selection of graphic tee’s perfect to rock out to!

Their assortment of Rolling Stones and Beatles tee’s pair perfectly with jeans for a casual weekend look, or top with a blazer to dress up your casual style.

trendy rock group t-shirts

Daydreamer is available at www.daydreamerla.com and Bravado is available at www.pacsun.com or at www.shop.bravadousa.com

Vera Wang at Casa De Novia

Vera Wang at Casa De Novia is hosting a Spring 2015 Vera Wang Bridal Trunk Show the weekend of October 2nd through the 4th. Brides will be able to try on the complete Spring 2015 collection as well as some of Vera's iconic gowns. Visit casadenoviabridal.com to schedule an appointment or call 713.523.9090.


Casa De Novia
CASA DE NOVIA BRIDAL COUTURE
River Oaks Shopping Center 
2040 West Gray St., Suite 120 
Houston, TX 77019 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Eva Mendes Collection Fashion Flash Mob

Eva Mendes and New York & Company invited the media and customers to participate in a series of unique flash mob fashion experiences to celebrate Eva’s second Fall collection, and one year anniversary, in partnership with the specialty retailer. Three fashion events occurred at three different iconic New York City locations on September 16th 2014. New York City, central to the DNA of New York and Company, served as the backdrop against which these events took place.


Eva Mendes and New York & Company

The first of the Eva Mendes Collection Fashion Shows occurred at The New York Public Library, when models clad in the A-List celebrity’s Collection exited a double decker bus and took to the streets with a fashionable vigor, as tourists, passersby, and the public were treated to Eva’s take on the latest trends. The Collection was designed by Eva in New York City; in partnership with NY&C. Nothing is more fashionable than Bryant Park and the New York Public Library, the set for decades of New York Fashion Week shows. The maroon, dots, and floral prints in the collection were inspired by Fall in New York City.


Eva Mendes NYC fashion event Sept 2014

Flatiron Plaza was the scene of the most grandiose Eva Mendes Collection flash mob fashion show experience. Music was pumping and the energy was high to celebration Eva Mendes’ one year anniversary with New York & Company. Models took to the pavement, dancing, entertaining the crowd, modeling Eva’s classic, feminine fall designs with clear views of the Empire State Building in the background. Many were intrigued by the striking flower hats that adorned participants in the flash fashion show, which were an homage to the floral patterns present in many of the pieces in the collection. New Yorkers were treated to videos of Mendes and behind the scenes footage from her fall campaign on larger format video affixed to the side of the fashion tour bus during the fashion event.
Eva Mendes Collection Fall 2014

The final stop of New York & Company’s Eva Mendes Collection tour was the sidewalk along the retailers 58th & Lexington boutique. After the show wrapped, guests were given gift bags, and were granted the very first access to shop the collection as they danced and thrived off the excitement from the day’s events.

View more fashion photos from the events.

Marley Apparel with Modern Style

In a move that reflects the company's continued expansion into the fashion apparel space, Bravado, Universal Music Group's global music merchandising company, has launched Marley Apparel, a new and exciting men's clothing line, drawing inspiration and paying tribute to the late and legendary Bob Marley and his signature style during the 60's and 70's. 

Designed by Bob Marley's eldest daughter Cedella Marley, the collection embodies Marley's passion for life in the studio and on the soccer field. Iconic images of Marley are brought to life using high quality and sustainable fabrics to create a collection of modern day casual-wear with a retro twist.
Marley Apparel
Marley Apparel is comprised of refined utilitarian pieces with stand-out garments including Marley Apparel Boardshorts, made from recycled plastic bottle fibers converted to sustainable fabrics, featuring unique archived prints and collages from Bob's home of Kingston, Jamaica. The Marley Apparel Fall/Winter 2014 Collection boasts a series of heavy cotton-slub varsity sweaters, washed cotton twill bottoms, French terry knits and chambray woven men's shirts.Outerwear includes the Marley Apparel Field Jacket, featuring subtle odes to Bob through patches symbolizing fire, wind and water, as well as the Rastafarian flag emblazoned with 1945 (Bob's birth year.)
Marley Apparel Collection

Every design element in this exclusive new collection serves to stay true to Bob's fashion sensibility- from top of the range sustainable fabrics to distressed enameled buttons. Each garment is adorned with a Marley Apparel signature tea-stained woven label, featuring the Rastafarian spiritual symbol of a crown.
Marley Apparel Board Shorts
 A portion of the net proceeds from the sale of Marley Apparel will go to the One Love Gardens initiative. One Love Gardens helps fund and create self-sufficient, eco-friendly plots of land for the less affluent communities to grow food and herbs in Jamaica and eventually around the world.

MOFÉ Handbags Embody Empowerment

MOFÉ makes contemporary chic handbags that embody the empowerment of women; this is the philosophy that lays the foundation for the brand. MOFÉ consciously decided to be different by cutting through fashion's exterior facade in an effort to appeal to the modern woman. Inspired by what MOFÉ's designer, Linda Park, powerfully calls "today's modern feminism," MOFÉ began with the realization that women have come a long way to be where they are today - socially, politically, and economically.  Park came to appreciate this incredible journey and through MOFÉ she shares her story. 


MOFÉ handbags
Everything from MOFÉ's infinity-esque logo, product names, and positive messages on social media, to donating a portion of sales to help young girls get an education was carefully contemplated and crafted to be a building block to MOFÉ's "different-kind-of" brand mantra.  The brand's logo parallels the infinity symbol, representing the notion of no boundaries or limitations, and sits on  as a constant reminder of the female journey and that women can certainly achieve anything they set their minds to.  A young brand to the market, MOFÉ is still evolving and discovering new ways to convey its message while designing stylish handbags for women that dare to challenge themselves. Prices range from $137 - $620 and are available for purchase at www.mofeinc.com.


About the designer: Attorney turned designer, Linda Park, was influenced by her own story in creating MOFÉ and designing its bags. She saw a void in the market for fashionable yet practical "work" bags and decided to evolve her love of handbags into designs suitable for work yet fashionable for play. But she didn't stop there...  Linda fell in love with the design process and expanded her line to appeal to a variety of women. She envisions her bags to represent something of greater significance - a reminder to women that we, as a whole, have come a long way, and that we, as individuals, can achieve our own perceptions of success. Her own experience with the challenges in transitioning careers inspired this thought, and it has been the motivating force that drives her to achieve her own perception of success - following her dreams to enable her to leave a positive mark on this world.

Fashion Forward Feel to Home Decor

With fashion's biggest week in New York has come to a close, the industry's most recognized designers have defined the trends that consumers can expect to see (and fall in love with) in 2015. These trends don't just impact fashion across the country - other aspects of our lives, including our home decor and beauty choices, are influenced by what we see walking the runway.

To help homeowners give an on-trend, fashion forward feel to their home decor, Ace Hardware has tapped its team of Design Experts to provide consumers with home decor and color tips that are inspired by the top trends seen during fashion's most buzz-worthy week.

With more than 30 years of combined interior design and color selection experience, Ace's Design Experts -- Julie Richard (Boston, Mass.), Katie Reynolds (Dallas, Texas) and Nathan Fischer (Orange County, Calif.) -- have selected their top home décor tips based on the most popular trends observed on the runway, along with a coordinating color palette from Ace's exclusive Clark+Kensington® paint+primer in one.

"Fashion leads the way when it comes to style trends and the home is one of the best places to bring the looks of the runway into your everyday life. The mix of bold graphics, billowing silhouettes and striking colors can easily translate into home décor," said Richard. "Just as the fashion industry's designers update their looks every season, consumers can now breathe new life into their homes by utilizing our fashion-inspired tips and paint color recommendations."

The following décor tips and Clark+Kensington color recommendations from Julie, Katie and Nathan will add a fashionable touch to any home this season.  If you're looking to bring these trends into your home, below are a few good style tips to help get you started.
  • Classic black and white were threaded together through many top designer collections this season. Incorporate this graphic pairing into the home with a bold wall pattern such as stripes of varied width. Try it with Clark+Kensington Chalk CW-C2, a bright white, and Clark+Kensington Midnight Stroll N-C16, a deep, cool black.
  • Models walked the runway in billowy, flowing silhouettes that evoked an effortless and ethereal mood. These same principles can be applied to freshen up your space at home. Try slipcovered furniture and puddled linen drapery with soft pastels such as Clark+Kensington Carefree Days 08C-3, a lovely blush hue, Clark+Kensington Summer's Night 30B-2, a fresh mint green, or a lavender like Clark+Kensington Happily Ever After 41C-2.
  • Olive Green graced the catwalks of numerous designers and established itself as the "new neutral" for spring. This color pairs well with many different colors in fun and unique ways, but if a neutral palette is preferred try Clark+Kensington Chopped Sage 23B-5 alongside grays, whites or blacks for an updated take on this classic look.
  • Some designers opted for bright colors and graphic patterns in hues of emerald and persimmon. These shades work best in the home as accents and can be used to freshen up anything from a vintage chest or side table to the front door for a daring statement. A lush green like Clark+Kensington Swiss Chard 29D-5 or an orange-red such as Clark+Kensington Chilled Gazpacho 09C-7 in a high-gloss finish are ideal hues to bring this color trend into the home.
  • Shades of blue ranging from navy to teal to the palest sky blue graced runways all over the city. These hues are perfect for a bedroom or bathroom -- create a calming atmosphere with Clark+Kensington Morning Mist 34B-3, a soft sky blue, or a teal like Clark+Kensington Seaside Manor 31C-4. For a more intimate feeling, try Clark+Kensington Midnight Oil 36B-7, a dark navy. Pair any of these blue hues with a crisp white for a modern designer look.
  • Monochromatic palettes also made a statement across New York City this week and can easily be incorporated into almost any room of the home. For a cheerful look, try Clark+Kensington Cocktail Hour 39B-6, a bold purple, with a complementary accent such as Clark+Kensington Second Chance 39B-2, a light and airy lavender. 
Clark+Kensington, a premium line of paint+primer in one, is available exclusively at the new Paint Studio at Ace. Its semi-gloss finish was recently ranked #1 for the second year in a row by a leading consumer magazine in tests of interior paints. The paint line features designer-selected hues that cover the entire color spectrum, providing homeowners with a selection of beautiful, livable colors.

Designed to help homeowners find the perfect paint color, The Paint Studio at Ace features eye-catching color racks, unique pullout drawers and easy to use color cards to simplify the color selection process. Paired with the helpful service and knowledgeable advice customers can expect from Ace associates, The Paint Studio provides a world-class paint experience right in consumers' neighborhood hardware stores.

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