viernes, 30 de abril de 2010

Karl Lagerfeld’s Coming to New York Fashion Week” y 11 mas

Karl Lagerfeld’s Coming to New York Fashion Week” y 11 mas

Karl Lagerfeld’s Coming to New York Fashion Week

Posted: 30 Apr 2010 07:00 AM PDT

The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology will bestow its annual honor upon Karl Lagerfeld this September, at the start of New York Fashion Week.

Somehow, the prolific designer’s actually expected to attend the awards ceremony and stick around for Fashion’s Night Out (at Anna’s behest, we’re sure) despite the fact that he’ll have to show three collections—Fendi, Lagerfeld and Chanel—in the following weeks.

Valerie Steele, the museum’s director, told WWD they’d chosen Karl because “He is not just incredibly respected within the fashion world, but also known to everybody and instantly recognizable." And though they do honor a designer every year, this year they’ve named a special award, the Fashion Visionary.

There’s so much buzz around Fashion Week already that it feels like it should start next week, and not next September (but thank god it doesn’t).

What to Expect from Fashion Week at Lincoln Center

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Less than a day after Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week head honcho Fern Mallis announced she was leaving to head up her own consulting firm, parent company IMG sent out an email blast detailing its plans for holding next season’s shows at Lincoln Center.

While we couldn’t spy anything groundbreaking in the release, here’s what was of interest:

  • The shows will be held September 9 to 16.

  • There will be a roomy lobby for press and buyers to putz around in.
  • They’ve dedicated space for video installations and other “alternative” presentations, as well as an outdoor space.
  • Along with three runways, there will also be a room for live presentations and press conferences.
  • Free Wifi for everyone! For iPhone users, that means no more dealing with AT&T’s terrible service when trying to check your email.

Jac and Lily in Vogue Paris

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Jac and Lily get down and dirty in Vogue Paris’ April issue.

Designers Move Into Their CFDA Incubator, & Other CFDA News

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 12:46 PM PDT

In February, the CFDA announced its newest project, The Fashion Incubator.

The council chose 12 designers to work in their Garment Center building, each with their own studio, including Prabal Gurung, Subversive’s Justin Giunta, and Bibhu Mohapatra.

While the designers appear to be having fun decorating their new space, it sounds like they’re having even more fun spreading out and building their new collections in rooms with windows. “At times you might have found us cross-legged on the floor finishing up orders for shipment," said Yuhvi Alpert of Ruby Kobo of his old digs.

Meanwhile, the CFDA’s awards are just over a month away and while some, like Michael Kors and Kim Hastreiter are guaranteed awards, others are still up to a final vote, including the popular vote. Voting’s gone live on WWD, where you can pick your favorite designer of 2009. Casting your vote also enters you into a drawing for the chance to win tickets to New York Fashion Week.

See you there!

The Business of Fashion & Jefferson Hack

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 11:00 AM PDT

This Way For Internships!

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 10:53 AM PDT

Project Runway’s Open Casting Call

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Do you have what it takes to be the next big fashion designer? Do you have a big personality?

Project Runway wants you!

Season Eight is casting now, and just in case you missed the deadline for submitting your application, the producers are holding an open casting call here in NYC.

On Friday, May 7th from 10AM to 4PM, you get the chance to show off your most impressive creations, so grab your samples and your portfolio and head to 575 7th Avenue, between 40th and 41st Streets.

This is the only open casting call in the country, and you don’t want to miss it.

For more information, interested designers can visit or email

Click through to see the official flyer!

Forecast the Trends as a Summer Intern at Stylesight

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 09:31 AM PDT

Want to know the fashion trends before the average girl-on-the-street does? Stylesight, a leading global provider of trend content, tools and technology for the fashion and style industries, is currently accepting resumes for summer internships in their New York-based fashion office.

You can expect to fully contribute to the trend analysis process and will come away with a variety of finished reports that their worldwide clients will use for their buying, designing and product development needs. 

Your daily responsibilities would include:
- Analyzing global street trends and developing appropriate reports as directed
- Heavy analysis of the major runways, including color recaps, classification reports and other runway wraps
- Attending and reporting on major trade shows and fashion shows
- Contributing to monthly retail analysis for respective market
- Reporting on celebrity trends
- Assisting on other miscellaneous trend reports as assigned

This isn't a paid internship; it can be for school credit, but it isn't required. You should be willing to give at least two days of your time per week during the summer.

The right candidate will be an excellent writer and have a passion for trends in fashion. You should have an intimate knowledge of stores and brands, from the mall to luxury designers. Be able to identify and articulate trends that you notice on the streets, runways, and in retail. A natural curiosity and willingness to attend local events is crucial. Finally, you should have some techno savvy (Mac experience a plus) and be comfortable using a point and shoot camera.

The following editorial teams are still looking for summer interns: Men’s, Children’s, Interiors, Retail/Special Markets and Accessories.

Please send your resume and a brief letter of introduction to, indicating in the subject line in which area you are interested in working. Good luck on your road to becoming a fashion insider!

Paid Converse PR Summer Internship!

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 09:30 AM PDT

Converse Inc. seeks bright, motivated individuals with strong multi-tasking abilities for summer internship opportunities within its fashion PR department.

Interns will be encouraged to participate in all aspects of Converse’s PR program and be given substantive roles in activities that may include: Media monitoring, sample trafficking, media relations and press events surrounding Converse footwear, Converse by John Varvatos men’s high-end apparel and corporate activities.

Summer internships begin at the end of May/early June and end late August. The staff is looking for individuals that can intern full time during the summer (9AM–6PM) for $16.00/hour! That’s a lot of money, kids!

Responsibilities include:
- Assist in trafficking footwear and apparel samples for all editorial, broadcast and celebrity requests – creating sample loan out sheets, bagging up samples, bringing shopping and garment bags to mailroom, checking in and restocking returned samples, etc.
- Help maintain and organize PR closet: organize footwear and apparel samples on racks and shelves, archive old samples, etc.
- Review magazines for editorial coverage. Including scanning and creating clips for all ran press credits and assist in archiving press clips.
- Help with footwear and apparel editor/influencer seedings and mailings, including seasonal lookbook distribution, editor giftings, influencer product giveaways, processing orders, etc.
- Update and maintain media database and influencer database with current editorial and influencer contacts for both footwear and apparel collections.
- Assist at special events and media tour.
- General administrative duties including photo copying, department organization, press kit production, mailings, distribute magazines, expenses and mail distribution, etc.

To qualify, you must be:
- Currently enrolled in an accredited college/university and can receive school credit.
- You must be a rising junior or senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- Willingness to work in a fast paced, high-energy environment.
- Can do, team player attitude.
- Ability to prioritize duties and be proactive.
- Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Computer proficient, with knowledge of File Maker Pro and Photoshop a plus.
- Past PR/Marketing, fashion industry or magazine/editorial experience and/or Marketing/Communications major is REQUIRED— Entertainment, fashion PR and/or fashion editorial experience looked highly upon.

To apply, email Converse PR at Include a brief cover letter in the body of the email with relevant PR/fashion experience, and make sure the subject of the email reads “PR INTERNSHIP RESUME”.

Good luck!

Not Everyone Loved the Armani Shorts Suit Gwyneth Wore for Iron Man 2’s Premiere

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 09:17 AM PDT

“Is there any garment more hideous than this peaked shoulders nightmare by Giorgio Armani, made worse by the very dark, very high shoe boots on the end of those expensively aerobicised postpartum legs?” –The Daily Mail’s Liz Jones on Gwyneth’s premiere outfit.

Fashion News Roundup: Caroline & Raquel Go to the Movies, Gant & Freeman’s Go to Bleecker Street

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 08:30 AM PDT

Cinema Shots: Caroline Trentini and Raquel Zimmerman got to hang out with Nicholas Hoult for this colorful shoot in Vogue Nippon (which was shot in our neighborhood!). We’re jealous—of the shoes, the boys, the hair etc. {FashionGoneRogue}

Bleecker Embraces Men: Two shops have opened in the West Village this week. Gant’s Rugger store is at 353 Bleecker and Freeman’s Sporting Club’s landed on that corner of Bleecker and Christopher. You know, the one that’s been shuttered for years. {Valet & Thrillist}

Shoe Devils: Racked is liveblogging the Manolo Blahnik sample sale, taking place right now. ALT’s apparently narrating from the middle of the violent mix, shouting things like, “Servicable!” It sounds horrific. {Racked}

Kiss This: Here’s spring’s best lipcolors, tested on real life lips. Sorry to say it, but one of these looks like poop. Really. {theMoment}

Three Cheers for Sunshine: Need some spring style inspiration? It may be cold today, but tomorrow’s going to hit 80! Here’s a roundup of someone of the best spring 2010 street style shots so far. {Refinery29}

Oprah Made Naomi Campbell Promise Not To Throw Her Phone

Posted: 29 Apr 2010 07:44 AM PDT

Oprah should feature all fashion people from now until the Met Ball, but she’s at least landed an interview with Naomi Campbell.

The supermodel filmed her spot yesterday afternoon, and Oprah managed to get her to sign a “No Phone Throwing Zone” pledge in front of a live audience. It’s a spoof off of Oprah’s No Phone Zone pledge, in which she gets people to pledge not to use their cell phones when driving. Naomi had to sign that one, too, though we doubt she drives herself anywhere.

Oprah also asked Naomi about last week’s blood diamond incident in which the model was accused of accepting a blood diamond from former Liberian President Charles Taylor years ago.

Tune in Monday for the episode.