A rare opportunity just popped up on our radar! If you’re a big fan of the legendary artist Prince, then you definitely don’t want to miss this! A handful of his iconic fashionable belongings just hit the auction block. Under the auspices of RR Auction, the items are up for grabs by way of what is anticipated to be a fierce bidding war for these rare one of a kind pieces. Some of which includes his white ruffled shirt and brooches worn during his triumphant 1985 AMA performance of Purple Rain, his screen-worn outfit and cashmere coat from Under the Cherry Moon, and his stage-worn gold chain hat from the 1993 Act II tour, and much more! Our Editor Tinu was at the unveiling/preview party earlier today to capture these images below. Be sure to visit RRAuction to try your luck. Bidding for this auction closes on November 16, 2023. Good luck! 😃
Victor Desouza, known for his elegant, stately and voluminous ball gowns, unveiled a medley of wearable art selections at his SS24 collection during New York Fashion Week.
His trademark ball gowns took a backseat for a more innovative, young and trendy creations. Not to forget a few looks well suited for his loyal customers of discerning taste, the collection included sensual skyscraper heels with exaggerated bows, and whimsical fun eyewears and handbags. Sexy and daring cropped booty shorts made their way out as well, a few that could possibly send any customer bold enough to wear them… to do some glute workouts before stepping out!
The collection was cohesively orchestrated, utilizing a well diversed group of models. The fabrication and color palette on tweeds, silks, satins, brings to mind a modern and playful Bridgetonish fashion without all the restrictions.
Video of the show can be seen on instagram
Who needs to go a stadium filled rock concert when you need to look no further than David and Phillippe’s “The Blonds” New York Fashion Week biannual presentations! The bedazzled, high octave corsets, strong shoulder capes, and intricate bejeweled tops and bell bottoms will have you looking for a Narnia closet door to teleport to a rock concert magic land. And be sure not to forget a good pair of staggering Swarovski encrusted high heels, like those Christian Louboutin numbers, complete with Rapunzel luscious length hair salon blown tress, as seen on The Blonds’ models!
The star studded affair on and off the runway was well attended by luminaries of young Hollywood set and LGBTQ community who showed up full support, such as Danielle Brooks, Amanda Lapore, et.al. Hit TV show Pose alum, Dominique Jackson, now a fashion runway staple, strutted down the fashion highway like an assertive angel.
Video footage of the show can be seen on instagram.
Just when we thought he couldn’t possibly outdo his resort collection, Frederick Anderson delivered yet another jaw dropping ensemble for SS24 at New York Fashion Week! The sprawling Edith Fabbri mansion on the Upper Eastside in Manhattan served as the perfect back drop to bring the storyline of sensual fabrication and intricate knit works to life! Frederick is fast becoming the undisputed King of knitwear at this point, it flowed effortlessly on the models, a fete not many designers in knits have mastered. His fabrications, which included high grade silks, jerseys, luscious satins, were tailored in sensual cuts that flatters the femine body, a very specific look and technique commonly associated with haute couture.
The swan like goddesses of models, of various ethnicities, featured chic off-white voluminous afro hair to set off the collection in true couture spectacular visuals! Frederick Anderson literally set a new bar in New York Fashion Week presentation!
Click here to watch the video footage of the show.
Editor Tinu dressed in Frederick Anderson
Zcrave, the fun and eclectic brand, delivered a rather cozy coterie of creations for their SS24 collection yesterday. The usually unconventional show style of the brand did not disappoint with their trademark fulfilled soiree, with celebrity DJ Kevin Aviance pulling double duty opening the show and spinning hits at the turn table! An undeniable fun was had by all… including our editor Tinu, who just happened to turn up wearing the iconic suit also spotted on the models!
The full video of the show can be seen on instagram.
Hila Shtork Zigdon of Zcrave
Celebrity Stylist Ty-Ron Mayes and Kevin Aviance
Kevin Aviance opening the show
Top tier stylist and fashion mavens alike need to look no further than Kevan Hall’s SS24 collection for red carpet and entrance making numbers! The critically acclaimed celebrity designer’s show, presentation style yesterday hackened back to the glorious days of haute couture fashion shows, to a time when presentations were intimate and visibly close to the seated clients. To a point where you could literally see the intricate stitching and detailing upclose as the graceful and elegant models walked by. Think Parisienne fashion salons, stately rooms, soft background music, et.al.
Kevan Hall had the full support of other world renowned designers in attendance, such as the Byron Lars and Aaron Potts, and the legendary actor and his beloved brother Vondie Curtis-Hall.
The collection, featuring luxurious brocade, delicate French lace, Dutch satin, free flowing silks and chiffon, was elegant, chic and stupendous! Exceptionally and effortlessly delivered by very graceful and poised fashion swan lake like models, which makes it all the more appealing and alluring. They brought it to life, showed the versatility and fluidity of his creations!
A video of the collection can be seen posted on instagram.
Byron Lars and partner Sheila Gray
Aaron Potts and Stylist Mykel C. Smith
The Spring Summer 24 season at New York Fashion Week got off to a strong start with a coterie of designer’s at “New York Mens Day” at Hudson Yards. On view, presentation style, were A.Potts, Brandon Murphy, Clara Son, Kent Anthony, et.al.
Unisex and strong silhouettes seem to be the general theme, featuring gender fluid futuristic soft play on fabrications by Clara Son, casual chic bejeweled assemble by Kent Anthony, edgy tailored suits for men by Brandon Murphy and feminine cuts in bold gold fabrication and lace structured designs by A.Potts. Aaron A.Potts spoke about the inspirations behind their collections. The video is posted on Facebook and instagram, along with Brandon Murphy, Clara Son, Kent Anthony full fashion presentations.
Literally in every word, as it states… The Rising Stars! Fashion luminaries paid homage to emerging designers and innovators in the fashion and beauty world today. Award winning fashion icon, Patricia Field was the keynote speaker. She offered sound and profound advice to everyone in the room. Other established designers/personalities such as Laquan Smith, Nigel Barker, et.al, were on hand as presenters. It’s not everyday you see established governing body of any field give a fairly big platform to emerging artists or entrepreneurs of any kind. The Fashion Group International, which has been in existence for well over 2 decades, is still shining the much needed bright lights on many unsung/unseen talents in the game! A big congratulations to all the finalists and winners.
If there’s one thing you can expect from Frederick Anderson during fashion week, it’s one of the best parties in town to close out the show season. Prior to that, he had our jaws dropping as models paraded in his fall/winter 23 collection at regency style hall of Prince George’s ballroom in NYC. Fashion mavens have come to expect nothing but the best from him and he’s never disappointed. His expert and unique take on what is now his trademark knits, romantic but daring cut lace is stupendous! While male models walked the show in knit and oversized coats, any fashion forward gender could definitely wear the versatile styles.
Least we forget about the after party that brought out some of the best fashionistas this fashion week had to offer. Nebula night spot was the place to be in celebration of Frederick Anderson’s 5th year as a fashion label shortly after the runway show. An affair that even had the celebrant dancing on chairs with his models….as he should! It certainly was a night to remember, especially when you’ve got open bar and DJ Young Paris spinning hits that had everyone moving! Preview the runway show and after party in the video below.
The mother / daughter duo designers proved yet again that keeping it in the family is possible. For the NYFW FW23 collection, the pair delivered another of their signature styles of easy wearables of vibrant and cheerful cuts. Using fabric mediums from gorgettes to jerseys, easy to fold and travel ensembles. Most of the pieces presented could transform from day to night attire, effortlessly. It’s fun, colorful, accessible and versatile. Now, if only I could work with my own mother without arguing for one day…I digress. Kudos to Cynthia and Najla Burt on honing this skill set.