Designer Collection – Michael Kors Outlet 2013 http://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 10:22:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-140x136.png Designer Collection – Michael Kors Outlet 2013 http://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/ 32 32 17-year-old girl with Down syndrome becomes a designer for a fashion show in Kolkata, the crowd gives her a standing ovation https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/17-year-old-girl-with-down-syndrome-becomes-a-designer-for-a-fashion-show-in-kolkata-the-crowd-gives-her-a-standing-ovation/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 10:22:54 +0000 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/17-year-old-girl-with-down-syndrome-becomes-a-designer-for-a-fashion-show-in-kolkata-the-crowd-gives-her-a-standing-ovation/ Photo: Facebook/Anushka Niara Mitter HIGHLIGHTS Anushka Niara Mitter designed the summer sketchbook collection for the Ink London summer fashion show. She designed unique floral patterns. His collection would be called the “Niara Collection”. Anushka Niara Mitter, star of Zink London’s summer fashion event, has been turning many heads in Kolkata. The 17-year-old with Down’s Syndrome […]]]>

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Anushka Niara Mitter designed the summer sketchbook collection for the Ink London summer fashion show.
  • She designed unique floral patterns.
  • His collection would be called the “Niara Collection”.
Anushka Niara Mitter, star of Zink London’s summer fashion event, has been turning many heads in Kolkata. The 17-year-old with Down’s Syndrome walked up the ramp as models showcased her creative floral designs on stage. The teenager had designed the summer sketchbook collection for the show. The collection mainly offers blue and white colors.

As the teenager walked up the ramp holding her father’s hand, the crowd gave her a standing ovation.

Speaking about his daughter’s achievement, her father Ananjan Mitter said News 18, “She loves to paint. Her features are different. We were talking about her painting with our friend Malini who owns Zink London. Malini approached us and said she wanted to take her designs and start a collection called Niara Collection. We have Niara said, she was happy. That’s how things started. She did all these drawings. We’re overwhelmed today.”

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Her mother Nilima Mitter said: “She is a very special child. She has been giving back to society for 10 years. Today, she was amazed when she saw all the models wearing her designs. We hope she can build a career around it, because she really loves painting. »

The Zink London group will soon launch the collection for teenagers. It will be called the “Niara Collection”. Commenting on the girl’s design, Malini, owner of Zink London, said: “Niara is very talented; that’s why we collaborated with her. This show was major and we already have good feedback. It also gave him a special identity and we too are happy.”

Meanwhile, this is not the first time the world has had the chance to witness Niara’s unique talent and creativity. The teenager held her own painting exhibition in Mumbai around seven years ago. At the time, she was publicly recognized for her skills. Niara, who was diagnosed at birth, only talks to her mother and mostly lives in her own creative world.

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Ann Getty’s exquisite handbags are up for auction at Christie’s https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/ann-gettys-exquisite-handbags-are-up-for-auction-at-christies/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 13:47:51 +0000 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/ann-gettys-exquisite-handbags-are-up-for-auction-at-christies/ A love story filled with both quiet creativity and utter opulence is what comes to mind when remembering the lives of Ann and Gordon Getty. Together, the couple were philanthropists and benefactors of the arts, as well as avid art collectors, auction house royalty and respected socialites. Individually, Mr. Getty was an award-winning composer who […]]]>

A love story filled with both quiet creativity and utter opulence is what comes to mind when remembering the lives of Ann and Gordon Getty. Together, the couple were philanthropists and benefactors of the arts, as well as avid art collectors, auction house royalty and respected socialites. Individually, Mr. Getty was an award-winning composer who changed the landscape of classical music for the better, and Mrs. Getty was an interior designer with the most exquisite taste, from rugs to jewelry to handbags. and the money to spend on them. .

Two years after the death of Ms Getty, the prestigious New York auction house Christie’s is holding four evening and daily sales, as well as online sales, of the style and design icon’s most prized possessions: from fine art to furniture, textiles, jewelry and one-of-a-kind handbags. All proceeds will go to Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation for the Artsdedicated to supporting arts and science organizations.

Harper’s BAZAAR was among the first to view the luxurious collection of handbags, which includes around 50 rare pieces from Hermès, Chanel, Dior, Judith Leiber, Louis Vuitton, Bulgari and other designers.

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The colorful Bulgari piece is encrusted with vibrant gemstones, showing Ms. Getty’s love for jewelry; while the ornate Dior bags, with their intricate animal and floral embroidery and delicate beading, reflect her love of nature, ornate patterns and textures – all themes that were also present in the wallpaper and furniture in her home. of San Francisco, and in her wardrobe.

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The collection also includes several Hermès Kellys and Birkins, and various limited edition pieces, such as the Hermès Sac Sequana.

Estimates range from less than $1,000 to $10,000, but due to the immense interest in Ms Getty it is impossible to say how much they will end up selling at auction.

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“When you look at these bags, it’s obvious that the same people who created these beautiful homes and collections of decorative art and furniture would also collect handbags that looked like these,” said Rachel Koffsky, international manager handbags at Christie’s. BAZAAR. “It’s actually a really beautiful window into Mrs. Ann Getty’s eyes, because they’re so representative of the things she loved – her travels, her love of texture and color, the themes of flora and the fauna, the embroidery, the know-how.”

Mrs. Getty, says Koffsky, organized her life – her home, her wardrobe – in a way that seems natural today, but at the time it was very new. This tapestry of his life is recreated in Christie’s auctions, which are organized by era and aesthetic rather than product category.

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“Ms. Ann Getty was always in style, with beautiful handbags, at incredible events. She was a philanthropist – whether she went to the opera or the Philharmonic, she had these beautiful handbags with her,” Koffsky says. “So when you buy a piece like this, you really get a piece of her heritage. And that’s also what’s so fantastic, because often when you buy a piece of art or a piece of furniture, you have it in your house, but they are pieces that you can wear, you can represent your love for these iconic characters (the Gettys) every day.

And when you buy a handbag like the Kelly or the Birkin, you’re also buying an investment piece that will be just as fashionable 20 years from now as it was 20 years ago when it was bought by Mrs. Getty, and probably even more. valuable.

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Christie’s has become synonymous with precious works of art and jewelry, which often leads people to believe that anything auctioned is out of their price range and impossible to acquire, Koffsky says, but what is exciting with the Getty sales is that they bring in a whole new and diverse clientele, probably much younger than what Christie’s is used to.

“What I find fascinating about the handbag department is that for many customers it’s their first time at Christie’s. We rank in more new customers than any other department because handbags are such an accessible item,” Koffsky says. “As a woman, I’m sure you feel very comfortable buying a handbag for yourself, more than you would buying a huge table or your first photo. So it’s really an opportunity to teach a lot of customers how to bid, how to access, how to talk to a specialist. But this sale is also an entry point into the life of the Gettys – their journey as a collector and the pieces they have kept over the decades they have collected together.

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From October 15-23, the collection will be on display in New York and open to the public, while online auctions, such as handbags and jewelry, will remain open for auction for approximately two weeks.

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A young fashion designer presents her collection at the Omaha Fashion Guild meeting | Culture https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/a-young-fashion-designer-presents-her-collection-at-the-omaha-fashion-guild-meeting-culture/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/a-young-fashion-designer-presents-her-collection-at-the-omaha-fashion-guild-meeting-culture/ A woman wearing a pink beaded head ornament peeked out from behind a curtain at the front of a small, intimate room on the third floor of the Blue Sushi Sake Grill in Omaha. The woman, wearing a long black dress and long pink gloves, was one of the models in the group of six […]]]>

A woman wearing a pink beaded head ornament peeked out from behind a curtain at the front of a small, intimate room on the third floor of the Blue Sushi Sake Grill in Omaha. The woman, wearing a long black dress and long pink gloves, was one of the models in the group of six that evening who wore Le’Mario Somerville’s latest fashion collection.

Somerville is an 18-year-old designer based in Omaha. He has shown designs in the Omaha Fashion Week fall shows this year and last year. He presented his latest collection, seen at this year’s Omaha Fashion Week event, at the Omaha Fashion Guild on September 15. The event, hosted by the Fashion Arts Collective, raised funds and awareness for regional fashion designers in Nebraska.

At the meeting, Somerville explained his creative concept and that he gets most of his inspiration for his designs from nature.

“When I was growing up, one of my interests was watching Animal Planet, especially the butterfly episodes,” Somerville said. “Butterflies undergo a metamorphosis, and I think that’s just a really good metaphor for my collection. You can invent yourself and become the person you want to be through my creations.

Somerville’s passion for fashion began when he watched “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” with his sisters and saw all of the celebrities’ outfits and their interactions with famous designers.

“We were watching ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ together, and there was this designer, Olivier Rousteing, who is the creative director of Balmain,” Somerville said. “I loved his designs and wanted to create something like them one day. Then I started sewing in the first year of high school, and haven’t stopped since.

Somerville especially remembers the first garment he designed for his niece’s first birthday.

“It’s probably my favorite piece of clothing I’ve ever made,” Somerville said. “However, one thing I will say is that I will never make children’s clothes again. Every time I took her measurements, she moved all around. It was worth it in the end, though; she was so excited to wear it and she looked like a princess.

While Somerville is well known for designing, he does all of the marketing and photography for his collections and models his own clothes.

Tasloach Wol, also known as Taz, was a model at the last Omaha Fashion Week and a guest at the Fashion Guild meeting. Although he doesn’t wear any of the Somerville designs, he still admires them from afar.

“Le’Mario is only eighteen years old, and he has already achieved so much,” Wol said. “He doesn’t just design clothes, but he also models them and he’s just a really cool guy.”

Currently, Somerville is taking a year off from school, but he is far from done with his fashion career. He wants to attend University of the Arts London – Central Saint Martins or Polimoda, a fashion school in Florence, Italy.

“I really want to get out of the States and explore fashion in different countries,” Somerville said. “Then, after finishing my studies, I want to find a job as a creative director for a large fashion house, then for my own brand.”

According to Somerville, fashion is reaching new heights and he wants to be part of the revolution for better fashion.

“Right now, I think we’re in a renaissance in fashion. People are focusing on sustainability and inclusion, and there are plus-size models on the catwalks, which no one thought was happening a few years ago. years,” Somerville said. “Fashion is getting better and I want to be part of a better industry.

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Mississippi Designer Takes Hoodvenchy to New York Fashion Week E! News UK https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/mississippi-designer-takes-hoodvenchy-to-new-york-fashion-week-e-news-uk/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 13:12:23 +0000 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/mississippi-designer-takes-hoodvenchy-to-new-york-fashion-week-e-news-uk/ Mississippi designer takes Hoodvenchy to New York Fashion Week Posted at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 18, 2022 Finding a niche in the fashion industry takes determination, dedication and, of course, an eye for design. Just ask Vicksburg resident Raymond Banks, who just returned from the Big Apple where he was one of the fashion […]]]>

Mississippi designer takes Hoodvenchy to New York Fashion Week

Posted at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 18, 2022

Finding a niche in the fashion industry takes determination, dedication and, of course, an eye for design.

Just ask Vicksburg resident Raymond Banks, who just returned from the Big Apple where he was one of the fashion designers invited to attend New York Fashion Week.

Banks started designing bow ties, he said, and from there his love of fashion grew.

“I started designing in 2013. I made a bow tie for a Black History Month program at our church, and from that bow tie I was catapulted into the industry fashion,” Banks said.

People started asking who made the bow tie, Banks said, and where they could get one.

“I was just like, I made it,” he said.

Business took off for the young designer and for the next five years Banks made and designed unique bow ties.

In 2018, he launched his Hoodvenchy brand, which landed him a spot on the runway.

Banks said the Hoodvenchy concept started as a joke, inspired by the name of the luxury brand Givenchy.

“It wasn’t meant to be a brand at all,” he said.

But as it turns out, Banks’ parody on designer labels was well received.

“A friend from Jackson State asked me to do a fashion show with his modeling team and I thought, ‘I’ll do it,’ but I had to bring something different than what I usually do,” did he declare.

So, inspired by the luxury brand scandals that plagued the design world in 2018, Banks said, “You know what, I’m going to do something about it. I’ll laugh at them, so I’ll do Hoodvenchy.

“People loved the brand and they loved the name,” he added. “And from there, Hoodvenchy was born.”

One of the pieces Banks designed for the Hoodvenchy brand included a leather coat that featured a list of well-known fashion brands with their names crossed out.

“It started with Gucci and Prada, Louis Vuitton and Fendi. Those names were crossed out, but I wrote Hoodvenchy at the bottom and circled it,” Banks said, adding that the design was meant to convey the message. to “scratch and cancel” the best designers known worldwide and choose Hoodvenchy instead.

For the New York runway, Banks’ collection was titled “Fall Semester at Hoodvenchy University” and he described the 28-piece collection as streetwear including tracksuits, hoodies and puffer jackets.

The entire collection is androgynous, Banks said, and can be worn by both men and women.

“This line was all about comfort; nothing was restrictive and there was no edgy look there,” Banks said. “Everything was accessible to everyday objects.”

The Fashion Week event took place at the 99th Scott Studio in Brooklyn, New York.

Ahead of New York Fashion Week, Banks said that in March he attended Los Angeles Fashion Week.

And now that he’s back home, plans are to have a parade in Vicksburg.

“I gave my time in LA, I gave my time in New York. Now is the time for me to let the people of Vicksburg see these works up close. They can see a video – it’s good and they can see pictures, but I want to allow them to see the clothes for themselves,” he said.

Banks said he hoped to have the show in October.

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Trina Turk Channels Memories of Jaipur in Bold Fall 22 Collection https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/trina-turk-channels-memories-of-jaipur-in-bold-fall-22-collection/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 06:18:07 +0000 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/trina-turk-channels-memories-of-jaipur-in-bold-fall-22-collection/ Dorothy Crouch, Contributing Editor | Thursday, September 15, 2022 A 2019 trip to Jaipur, India inspired Trina Turk’s Fall 2022 collection, which features designs influenced by the region’s traditional architecture, with bold colors reminiscent of the hues worn by local women. While the colors of the region align with the bright hues that Turk typically […]]]>

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A 2019 trip to Jaipur, India inspired Trina Turk’s Fall 2022 collection, which features designs influenced by the region’s traditional architecture, with bold colors reminiscent of the hues worn by local women. While the colors of the region align with the bright hues that Turk typically applies to his clothes, the Road to Jaipur collections under his eponymous name Trina Turkish female brand and Mr. Turkish The men’s line takes the brilliant shades the designer is known for on a deeper level.

“When you see women walking down the street in saris, there are these intense colors. A lot of these sarees are silk, and it takes color well,” Turk said. “We’ve created a bright palette, which is our hallmark – bright, light, vibrant colors – and the tones are just a bit darker. I think it’s a great way to do a Californian take on fall.

This collection, which mixes colors and prints inspired by Jaipur with the lifestyle of Palm Springs, California, Turk’s beloved, took three years to develop. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Turk hid memories of her trip and developed a case of wanderlust, but in 2022 the designer was ready to share her vision with a clientele waiting for the opportune moment to ditch the athleisure looks in favor of more formal dressing.

“For me, personally, I want to wear fashion again. I’m really excited about this. I want to go somewhere. I want to dress up and I want to express myself through fashion,” Turk said. “I don’t think I’m the only one in this case.”

When designing the collection, Turk also considered using textiles that would offer a beautiful hand. Touch and feel were a priority for the designer when creating these garments. Select pieces in the collection have been made using variations of georgette in embroidered designs and printed designs that feature shimmering Lurex details. A cognac-hued suede features the wide-leg Daru pant and Bodhi poncho for an unexpected yet versatile base.

“All these bright colors — the teals, the pinks, the oranges — they all go well with this cognac suede,” Turk noted.

Within the collection, there are jacquards used for pieces such as the women’s Isha top and women’s Jacoba pants, as well as the men’s Jimmy knit shirt. Turk first introduced taffeta in solid hues for pieces such as the Dasya tiered skirted maxi dress in a deep blue called ‘ink’ and madras plaid applied to designs such as the leg culottes wide Neesha Pant.

While Turk is enjoying a return to smart dressing, she has also explored new approaches to elegant and powerful costumes for her clientele. There are navy-based yarn-dyed plaid suit pieces crossed with gold, white and green in updated silhouettes. A style of blazer named the Ryka jacket features an ombre pattern that runs through hues of purple, pink, orange, and red, which is described on Turk’s website as “sunset-inspired.” Matching tailored Danno trousers complete the blazer in a slightly flared silhouette. In the collection, Turk also included ombre effects on styles such as the Chetana top and the Padma dress. For men, the same approach produced similar color effects in the Thurston Blazer and Clyde Slim Trouser.

“We made this very vivid shaded printed satin. It is a very saturated color. It ranges from forest green to teal to orange and pink, which turned out really great,” Turk said. “Then we included fabrications that are more our staples: a suit in Tencel, a fabric we call a silky satin crepe that has become a mainstay of the collection. But there is a lot of material in the embroideries and jacquards, and we made ribbed knits. There is definitely a texture that runs through.

Turk’s take on fall clothing from a Californian perspective led the designer to rely on lighter textiles that are perfect for layering as the weather changes from mild fall to cooler conditions. . This decision is not just a style choice. By choosing these fabrications for a fall collection, Turk is ensuring the comfort of its customers as environmental conditions change.

“What’s happening now, especially for our customers here in the US, is the really heavy wool fabrications that we were offering, even 10 years ago people don’t want that weight anymore. I think it’s the result of global warming,” Turk said. “People would much prefer layering. If you can express the idea of ​​fall fashion through color and pattern without using those super heavy textiles, that seems like what we’re getting a nice response to.

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Bobbi Lockyer debuts new Gantharri collection at New York Fashion Week https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/bobbi-lockyer-debuts-new-gantharri-collection-at-new-york-fashion-week/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 04:46:13 +0000 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/bobbi-lockyer-debuts-new-gantharri-collection-at-new-york-fashion-week/ Fresh off the Country to Couture runway, Gantharri debuted a new collection with the New York skyline as the backdrop. Founded by Kariyara, Ngarluma, Nyul Nyul and designer and artist Yawuru Bobbi Lockyer, her new collection is inspired by the salty air and beaches of Port Hedland. In July, Lockyer said her NYFW collection will […]]]>

Fresh off the Country to Couture runway, Gantharri debuted a new collection with the New York skyline as the backdrop.

Founded by Kariyara, Ngarluma, Nyul Nyul and designer and artist Yawuru Bobbi Lockyer, her new collection is inspired by the salty air and beaches of Port Hedland.

In July, Lockyer said her NYFW collection will include a touch of native wildflowers.

In September, Lockyer revealed that the prints for the new collection were a partnership between her and fellow artist Nyul Nyul Lowell Hunter.

The prints in her new collection are an eclectic mix of bird’s-eye drone images of the blue ocean and the orange sands of Australian beaches.

Complimenting the prints, Lockyer’s painted art in his bold, luminous colors of purple, blue, pink and yellow.

Lockyer said she and Hunter worked together using different mediums to create different prints and artwork.

“He makes beautiful sand art drone footage where he creates art in the sand and then captures it with his drone,” she said.

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“We have collaborated before where I painted on one of his projects.

“So we created four beautiful prints on our eight designs.”

For Lockyer, it’s the stories of her childhood and the Pilbara landscape that she’s most looking forward to bringing to New York.

“I love incorporating our storytelling, the vibrant colors and also the landscape of the Pilbara where I grew up,” she said.

“The landscape is so beautiful, the ocean, the red earth, the wildflowers.

“So all of that plays into my fashion and my artwork.”

Lockyer said she hopes this particular collection will help her become an iconic designer in the industry, not just an Indigenous designer.

“I’m incredibly proud to be part of this Indigenous runway at Australian Fashion Week,” she said.

“(But) I don’t want to be recognized as just an Indigenous designer either, I want to be recognized as a designer to elevate our entire crowd.

“That’s why New York looks really special, I go there because they like my designs, not just because I fit into that kind of club.”

  • The trip to New York was supported by Roy Hill and Paspaley
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At Altuzarra, Hypnotic Prints and a Major “It Bag” Competitor for Spring 2023 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/at-altuzarra-hypnotic-prints-and-a-major-it-bag-competitor-for-spring-2023/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 21:48:07 +0000 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/at-altuzarra-hypnotic-prints-and-a-major-it-bag-competitor-for-spring-2023/ Photo: Imaxtree Altuzarra’s Spring 2023 debut on Saturday morning was one of those shows where you just want to reach out, remove the model’s clothes and accessories, and wear them immediately. With an all-front-row seating format (in an airy, no-frills industrial space near the West Side Highway), I practically could have. Chief among the items […]]]>

Altuzarra’s Spring 2023 debut on Saturday morning was one of those shows where you just want to reach out, remove the model’s clothes and accessories, and wear them immediately.

With an all-front-row seating format (in an airy, no-frills industrial space near the West Side Highway), I practically could have. Chief among the items on my wish list (and I’m sure many more) is the designer’s new Parka bag. It’s a fresh take on the 2000-era baguette shape that was already at the forefront of everyone’s mind after Fendi’s big send-off 12 hours earlier. Structured with a gently rounded bottom and presented in a range of colorways, the shoulder bag is that perfect size neither too small nor too big. Pockets, drawstrings and braid details add a touch of edge and distinction without being over the top. Come spring, it will be the perfect alternative to the more ubiquitous “it bags” of big luxury brands, although it could very likely join their ranks.

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After 2 weeks with a family of artisans, designer spends 40 years helping weavers revive the art of Kutch https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/after-2-weeks-with-a-family-of-artisans-designer-spends-40-years-helping-weavers-revive-the-art-of-kutch/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 13:47:18 +0000 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/after-2-weeks-with-a-family-of-artisans-designer-spends-40-years-helping-weavers-revive-the-art-of-kutch/ Between 1974 and 1980, between 1974 and 1980, within the walls of the National Institute of Design, there was an inspired woman. At lectures, she sat intrigued by how fabrics were woven together to create magic and how the seams of culture were reinforced to result in the best designs. Archana Shah had always been […]]]>

Between 1974 and 1980, between 1974 and 1980, within the walls of the National Institute of Design, there was an inspired woman.

At lectures, she sat intrigued by how fabrics were woven together to create magic and how the seams of culture were reinforced to result in the best designs. Archana Shah had always been baffled by the world of fashion and now she was embarking on a journey to design institute to understand it more deeply.

“During the course, we were introduced to Indian heritage and handcrafted textiles,” she says. The best India, adding that in addition to theory, they were also encouraged to travel to remote parts of India and observe first-hand how artisans created their pieces.

Mohamedbhai Siddikbhai Khatri with his three sons, Photo credit: Archana Shah

During one such trip in 1977, Archana and a friend from her group were sent to a village in Kutch for a 15-day stay during which they were to study the work of craftsmen, understand the technicalities of craftsmanship and create a collection. of their own.

This turned out to be a turning point in his life. “It was the first time that I had seen craftsmen working in such close proximity.”

A realization came to his mind – for craftsmen, all this was not just “work”. It was their way of life.

The start of a unique friendship

Recounting the two-week stay at Dhamadka in Kutch, Archana says she stayed with one of the artisans, Mohamedbhai Siddikbhai Khatri. What she didn’t know was that the friendship they would forge during this time would be the foundation upon which her brand Bandhej would be built.

During the time they spent with the craftsman, he patiently explained the tricks of block printing and also told the duo about his life in the village.

“While the work ended with the sunset, the stories did not,” says Archana, adding that artisans are by nature wonderful storytellers. “I realized that a pattern was never just ‘a pattern’. There was a bigger story behind it.

Today, she says it’s been over 40 years and she’s still working with descendants of that family to create new prints and designs for her brand. “The connection that started in those two weeks never ended.”

As the stay drew to a close, Archana saw the world of fashion differently. For her, it was now the representation of culture.

Archana Shah, designer at the service of artisans in Kutch
Archana Shah

“I was fascinated by the diversity and variety that breathed into each fabric,” she says. “Each region of India that we explored offered its own unique skills, natural materials, etc. and I decided that leaving the portals of the institute, I would collaborate with craftsmen. I would create works with them and sell them in urban centers. »

The young designer began her journey by making small collections, as well as exhibitions in Mumbai, Delhi and other metropolitan cities. The response, she says, has been phenomenal.

A brand born in culture, rooted in heritage

“Little by little, the collections grew, the love grew and we created Bandhej in 1985. We collaborated with artisans from Kutch and then from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Bhagalpur, Banaras , etc.,” she said.

The brand was based on a simple ideology that hasn’t been affected by time: building long-term relationships with artisans so they can see the value in their work.

“Keep in mind that this was a time when few people were working with this community, and therefore crafters were unsure of the reliability of this partnership and how long it would last,” says Archana.

But she took it up as a challenge.

“I started thinking about how I could create new collections and seasons, and as the business grew, I started to increase the number of artisan groups.”

Kutch craftsmen at work
Craftsmen at work, Photo credits: Archana Shah

Along her journey of building her Bandhej brand, Archana has also released her book titled ‘Shaping a future: stories of Indian textiles and sustainable practices‘in 2013.

“I was visiting families in Kutch and wanted to write the stories for the next generation to know about the wealth, the crafts and the people.”

She goes on to add that it was a land she did not know, but through her associations with artisans, she had developed an understanding of it.

Another important aspect, says Archana, is that she wanted to tackle the common misconception that people have of the children of artisans not wanting to continue crafting.

“I saw it differently on the pitch,” she says. “The younger generation has witnessed the financial transition the family has experienced. I traveled through remote parts of India to determine if the younger generation wanted to continue the craftsmanship. They do, but only if there is also regular work.

Witness Mohamedbhai’s son, Ismail, who is also a block printer, says he enjoys working with Bandhej and Archana and says it makes him almost nostalgic when he creates designs for her.

“Archana i first contacted our late grandfather in 1980 and today our third generation works under his direction. She is cooperative, positive and has a noble nature that gives us the energy to improve the quality of art.

Fashion woven with confidence

Archana explains that Bandhej is a handcrafted textile and garment. They work with approximately 500 families, whereas before COVID their number was 800. The partnership is unique as artisans often live in remote areas and may not be aware of changing market needs.

“While on the one hand there is that, on the other hand, in the consumer markets, customers are looking for new designs every season and new collections,” she says. This is where the collaboration between craftsmen and designers comes into play.

“The designers become the enablers.”

Designer Archana with one of the artisans
Archana with one of the artisans, Photo credits: Archana Shah

As for how this collaboration has contributed to the artisans’ financial growth, Archana says she has seen them move from mud houses to comfortable living. “We have to do something right.”

However, Archana says the market is volatile. “When I started, there was no competition. But now there is an excess of everything and the competition has increased.

She shares how she overcame her challenge during the first few days of interacting with artisans and building trust.

As one of the craftsmen, Abduljabbar Khatri from Dhamadka, says, “Archana i came here in 1977 and since then he has been promoting our ajrakh Arts and crafts. She continued to promote our craft in cities where there was no light or any kind of facility. She worked hard to support us and save the ajrakh craftsmanship and we will always be grateful.

Archana says she is just doing what she learned in her fashion institute. “At NID, we are trained to learn about the region and spend time understanding the process,” she says, adding that slowly with steady work she managed to build a relationship with these artisans.

Today, Bandhej ships worldwide and receives approximately 5,000 orders per month. The price of the outfits varies from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000, depending on the parts.

But even though she’s built a legacy brand, Archana says her motive has always been the same.

“I wanted to leave behind a story – of artisans, weavers and these people.”

Edited by Yoshita Rao

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Tory Sport launches fall 2022 collection – WWD https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/tory-sport-launches-fall-2022-collection-wwd/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 05:30:47 +0000 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/tory-sport-launches-fall-2022-collection-wwd/ Tory Burch launched his latest collection of luxury sportswear for Tory Sport on Tuesday. For the Fall 2022 season, the designer continued to drive optimism forward through versatile American sportswear styles designed for every day. Like her recent mainline ready-to-wear collections, Burch noted Claire McCardell as inspiration for her, “the pioneering concept of a capsule […]]]>

Tory Burch launched his latest collection of luxury sportswear for Tory Sport on Tuesday. For the Fall 2022 season, the designer continued to drive optimism forward through versatile American sportswear styles designed for every day.

Like her recent mainline ready-to-wear collections, Burch noted Claire McCardell as inspiration for her, “the pioneering concept of a capsule collection – comprised of effortlessly interchangeable separates. Focusing on versatile pieces and easy to layer, we introduce a turtleneck dress, quilted skirts and cropped pants.

A look from Tory Sport for Fall 2022.

In addition, the return of travel influenced this idea of ​​adventure and “freedom of movement and convertibility” with a mix of luxurious and accessible lifestyle layers, such as in a tailored wool convertible coat or an oversized blazer. with removable ballistic nylon dickies, or a bomber jacket. jacket with zipped sleeves that can be transformed into a vest and a backpack-pouch. The idea of ​​multi-faceted functionality is also found in the collection’s technical fabrications: laser-cut four-way stretch fabric, terry merino, cashmere wool, quilted semi-matte polyester, Calvary twill, ripstop nylon woven with fine Italian yarn, durable melton loden merino wool and more.

A look from Tory Sport for Fall 2022.

The collection’s lookbook offered sartorial appeal through a smart, layered approach to its technical golf, hiking, walking (i.e., tracksuit) and tennis layers; sleek technical outerwear and accessories with elevated sportswear (merino cashmere wide-leg pants, a boxy polo shirt, and tailored menswear-inspired jackets and blazers). Across all categories, the fall collection is subtly inspired by retro nostalgia with seasonal ’70s-inspired floral, wallpaper and abstract prints (particularly strong on a quilted vest), plus a best-selling Fair Isle pattern updated in filament sweaters.

A look from Tory Sport for Fall 2022.

“Colorful details – buttons, needled polka dots and seasonal interior labels round out the collection with lightness and artistry,” the designer told WWD of the collection’s palette of earthy greens, lemony yellows and sesame. , natural heather, allspice, root, wine and black undertones.

A look from Tory Sport for fall 2022

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Francesca Lake for Dr. Martens https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/francesca-lake-for-dr-martens/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 12:42:32 +0000 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/francesca-lake-for-dr-martens/ Francesca Lake designs for Dr. Martens. Secondly… Hollywood actress Gabrielle Union-Wade wears Diotima while celebrating her eighth wedding anniversary on the island of Menorca with husband Dwyane Wade. The Bring it on The star and former NBA player tied the knot in 2014 in a lavish ceremony filled with friends and family at Chateau Artisan […]]]>

Francesca Lake designs for Dr. Martens.

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Hollywood actress Gabrielle Union-Wade wears Diotima while celebrating her eighth wedding anniversary on the island of Menorca with husband Dwyane Wade.

The Bring it on The star and former NBA player tied the knot in 2014 in a lavish ceremony filled with friends and family at Chateau Artisan Castle in Miami.

Diotima, a Brooklyn-based brand, is led by Jamaican designer Rachel Scott.

With husband Dwyane Wade sharing the frame, Hollywood actress Gabrielle Union-Wade works the Diotima Sade Mesh Crystal Midi Dress. With husband Dwyane Wade sharing the frame, Hollywood actress Gabrielle Union-Wade works the Diotima Sade Mesh Crystal Midi Dress.IG/ @Dwyane Wade

Designer Rachel Scott

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After her big night at the 2022 MTV VMAs, rap superstar Nicki Minaj was spotted stepping out of her hotel on Monday, Aug. 29, in New York City wearing Toronto designer Kathryn Bowen’s Skater Legging. The talented Toronto native — who unveiled her eponymous label with a bespoke inaugural collection in 2018 — is no stranger to SO2; his father, Bruce, ran Scotiabank Jamaica for several years.

Nicki Minaj was one of the co-hosts of the 2022 MTV VMAs, where she received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for professional achievement. She credited Dancehall King Beenie Man for positively influencing her career and gave a shout out to newcomer Skeng, who she recently collaborated with. She also performed a medley of her greatest hits before accepting the honor.

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Meghan Markle cuts a royal figure in Mateo New York for The cup the cover story for the magazine’s Fall Fashion issue. Markle was styled by the magazine’s style director, Jessica Willis, who used the 14k gold hoops to complete a pre-Fall 2022 Proenza Schouler bi-stretch crepe suit.

Also…

In The cup is Emmy-nominated actress Sheryl Lee Ralph in a custom trench-style dress by Jamaican designer Brandon Blackwood. The Abbott Elementary star is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Barbara Howard on the show. Despite a career spanning four decades in television, this is her first Emmy nomination. Ralph was styled by Roberto Johnson. The dress is a first for Blackwood, which has made a name for itself designing bags and is a preview of its outerwear collection due out this fall.

MANUFACTURING CREDITS

Photographed by Erik Carter

Styled by Roberto Johnson

Hair by Moira Frazier

Makeup by Juanice Roseau

Made by Susie Kourinyan

Meanwhile…

In other Brandon Blackwood news, actress Tessa Thompson made a splash at the 2022 Venice Film Festival in an all-red look — straight from Elie Saab’s Fall/Winter 2022 couture collection — accessorized with a Brandon Blackwood Satin Kendrick Trunk.

And…

…as the Kendrick Trunk continues to take Venice, British-Jamaican actress Jodie Turner-Smith was spotted wearing the mini Kendrick in orange at the festival. The star who was at the festival for the premiere of his new film White noise was styled by Wayman + Micah in an Interior set.

by Noah Baumbach White noise stars Turner-Smith, Don Cheadle, Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig.

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British footwear brand Dr Martens has teamed up with five students from Central Saint Martens (CSM) Masters in Fashion program to create custom designs for the brand’s ‘All Access Summer’ campaign.

Jamaican fashion student Francesca Lake was one of five talents selected to design and produce one-of-a-kind creations. Each student received a financial scholarship from the shoe brand to support their vision. A new line of sandals and summer shoes was launched and showcased by CSM students.

Lake, a multidisciplinary designer, joins menswear designers Jude Hinojosa and Xuesong Yang and knitting enthusiast Lauren Patchett, alongside experimental designer Jad Jreissati.

Lake is the daughter of Garth and Patricia Lake. She grew up in Kingston, attended Hopefield Preparatory, Campion College, Hillel Academy and the University of the West Indies (Mona), where she earned her undergraduate degree in Cultural Studies. She has sewn her own clothes since high school and always wanted to pursue a career in fashion. A solid education assured, when she had the opportunity to leave and continue her studies, she did not hesitate.

SO highlights his latest work.

Model: @kamalishe

Rapper Nicki Minaj was seen carrying Kathryn Bowen as she left her hotel in New York. Rapper Nicki Minaj was seen carrying Kathryn Bowen as she left her hotel in New York.IG/@kathrynbowen__

Meghan Markle wears Proenza Schouler and Mateo New York for The Cut. Campbell Addy

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Jewelry designer Matthew “Mateo” Harris.

styling by iconic duo Wayman Bannerman and Micah McDonald, known professionally as Wayman + Micah. IG/@brandonblackwoodnyc

Jamaican-British actress Jodie Turner-Smith in Interior, Kendall Miles and Brandon Blackwood were also top notch.

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Francesca Lake designs for Dr. Martens.

Multidisciplinary creative Francesca Lake.

Dr Martens x Central Saint creators (left to right) Jad Jreissati, Jude Hinojosa, Lauren Patchett, Francesca Lake and Xuesong Yang.

Fashion designer Kathryn Bowen.

Emmy-nominated actress Sheryl Lee Ralph wears a custom Brandon Blackwood for The Cut. Erik Carter

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