We are excited to announce STYLE360’s semi-annual New York Fashion Week showcase for the Fall/Winter 2013 season. Every year we have a great time at the STYLE360 show, getting the first glimpse into fashion designers who are on the rise.
This season, A-List Communications is teaming up with hair sponsor Conair, who will be unveiling their new collection of “Infiniti Pro by Conair” styling tools, and makeup sponsors Kevyn Aucoin Beauty andAOFM PRO.
Check out below for blurbs on the designers that we’re going to see for STYLE360 in February!
Founded in 2000, YARNZ is a New York based high end, contemporary accessories line which focuses on cashmere. Realizing the need for a special product that was not so readily available to the market, YARNZ took the quality and tradition of cashmere and combined it with a modern design sensibility.
The line has become known for large, printed scarves. Each season, the collection focuses on various thematic prints such as modern iconography, Contemporary/pop artists, new animal prints, fresh florals, as well as mixing media within the same scarf. No longer do cashmere products need to be (traditionally) classic or (traditionally) ethnic. As a result, YARNZ has energized a loyal following including celebrities such as Madonna, Scarlett Johansson, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Products can be found in specialty and department stores globally such as Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Liberty of London, Takashimaya, and Isetan.
Anchored by the creative mind and brilliant talents of professional figure skater and fashion designer, Michael Kuluva, Tumbler & Tipsy is not only reworking, redefining and revamping the world of fashion, but its taking it over by storm one sequin at a time. This sexy yet stylish brand has been featured internationally in over 100 publications and media outlets including Vogue Italia, WWD, Apparel News, Paper Magazine, Fashion News Live, Bravo Television, The Today Show, MTV, VH1, Metro Magazine and Perez Hilton, to name quite an elite few, and it continues to grow worldwide to this day. This cool and colorful collection is distinctive but never repetitive, casual yet chic and classy mixed with a little bit of trashy. Tumbler & Tipsy is not just a line of clothing, its a collection of art, its an embodiment of chic fashion in the modern world, and its a representation of a lifestyle: fun, bold, luxurious and daring. The collection also features a full accessory line that is mostly hand crafted.
The artist behind the glitz and glamour of Tumbler & Tipsy is Michael Kuluva who embraces a completely hands-on approach. This brand is influenced by glamour yet designed with comfort in mind. Kuluva has created a show-stopping, jaw-dropping collection that is unique in its form, exclusive in its style and extraordinary in its appearance. Tumbler & Tipsy is quickly paving its way to the forefront of todays global fashion scene. Tumbler and Tipsy including Michael Kuluva was featured as an Emerging Designer at Los Angeles Fashion Week S/S 2012 with rave reviews!
September 2012 STYLE 360 New York Fashion Week Cher Lloyd, the British pop star made a name for herself on the UK X-Factor, performed her debut single ‘Want U Back’. While American reality star, Kendall Jenner best known for her hit E! Network television show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, worked the catwalk.
If you have watched the Super Bowl, VMA, AMA or any award show, red carpet or music video in the past 10 years you’ve most likely seen the work of fashion designer and stylist Ashton Hirota and his Ashton Michael Label.
Born and raised in Los Angeles Hirota made his debut on the fashion scene at the age of 19 when his first showing in LA Fashion Week resulted in being picked up by destination stores including Patricia Fields NYC, Fred Segal LA, and Volcan & Aphrodite in Tokyo. A decade later Hirota continues his progressive movement with his current company Ashton Michael. Offering exclusive capsule collections, wardrobe styling and custom one-of-a-kind pieces combined with artistic vision and a true understanding of fit and fabrication, Hirota creates clothing that is tailored for any and every personality and public image.
Featured on clients ranging from American Idol to icons of Hollywood and music, Hirota has designed custom pieces for celebrities as diverse as Will.i.am, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Alex Clare, Regina Spektor, and Pitbull just to name a few. Today in addition to designing and producing his own Ashton Michael Label, Hirota is sought out by top stylist and chart topping artists for his ability to create fashion forward pieces individualized for each clients personality and public image with one of the industries quickest turn around times available. Hirota is a strong believer that there is no gender in creative expression, just individuality.
Ashton Michael design headquarters and showroom is located in the heart of Hollywood, CA under the roof of “The House of Infinite Radness.” Available by appointment only to industry professionals, the showroom caters to those looking for unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. Purchases and rentals are available with full option to alter or customize any piece in house and one on one consultation is available with the designer himself.
FRONT ROW COUTURE
“The hierarchy of the fashion world operates around one notion- making the cut. Meaning, are you “In crowd,” “Out crowd,” the A-list, B-List, the “Restricted,” the “Uninhibited” or …the coveted “Front Row?”
Front Row Couture is an innovative luxe brand that represents front-of-the-line privilege. The clothing is meant for fashion lovers and leaders – the confident, the gracious and the faithful. Front Row Creator Shateria Moragne-el has been involved in fashion and the performing arts most of her life. The Maryland native attended the Baltimore School for The Arts where she focused on ballet and modern dance. Soon after, Moragne-el decided to flex her creative muscle in a different arena – the world of fashion. She worked as a personal stylist and consultant, providing creative direction on a variety of projects, look-books and catalogues.
Knowing a thing or two about Front Row life, she decided to create a line that would make her consumers feel the same way. Her clothing and designs ensure comfort, confidence and appeal. Front Row Couture represents unmatched style and freedom – inspiring its consumers to be seen on the scene and never settle for anything less than the Front Row.” Some women who love and support Front Row Couture are the beautiful supermodel Jessica White and the multi talented recording artist JoJo, as seen at the recent Style360.
We believe that true luxury is more than just a brand name. The rare luxury of time is woven into each one of VOZ’ hand-made pieces, celebrating centuries of artistic indigenous traditions. Our lush natural fibers are of unparalleled quality, sourced locally and dyed naturally for minimal environmental impact.
VOZ is where handmade luxury meets social change. VOZ, meaning “voice” in Spanish, translates rich indigenous craft into contemporary styles, creating change through beauty. Through collaborative design education and innovation workshops, VOZ empowers Mapuche weavers in Southern Chile, literally offering a new voice for their exquisite art form. VOZ fashion designs represent the people we are becoming – principled citizens of a global community, inextricably and beautifully woven together. VOZ envisions a world where highly-skilled artisans worldwide are able to earn a sustainable living through their rich ancestral traditions. We are committed to creating beautiful designs, illuminating our human connections, and using innovation to empower women worldwide.
Julius LaCour Jr. was born in New Orleans, LA in 1985. From a young age, Julius dared to be different. He fell in love with fashion and wanted to dress like the models and icons he saw in the magazines. Since he couldn’t afford the designer clothes he wanted, Julius decided to create his own designs. At age 13 he taught himself to sew, reworking the clothes he already owned and turning them into unique and daring creations.
Julius knew that he wanted to turn his passion into a career and enrolled in the Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago to further his technical skills. Julius created his first fashion label, JuJu Blase,’ while still a student. In 2007, Julius was asked by Vassar Magazine.com to be featured as a designer. Impressed with what they saw, Vassar Magazine asked Julius to intern as a fashion head. He took on a second internship in 2008 with Chicago designer Agga B. Raya to deepen his practical knowledge of the fashion industry.
“I created Maison DeLaCour with one mission- to use fashion to break the rules set by society.” After he graduated, Julius shaved off his hair, deciding it was time for a drastic change. He also thought it was time for his label to reflect this new, edgier aesthetic. Julius changed the name of his label to Maison DeLaCour in 2009. Maison DeLaCour was founded with the purpose of expressing individualism. Each piece was unique, created by hand. Julius felt that with each garment he was giving the customer a part of himself.
Julius’s talent has been recognized by the Chicago fashion community. In 2010, only a year after starting his line, he showed his collection in Latino Fashion Week and won the CS Magazine Italian Expo Competition. In 2011, Julius did a solo fashion show to a packed house at the Drake Hotel. Today, Julius continues to develop his line pushing the boundaries of fashion and challenging the people’s perceptions. As he says. “What’s wrong with a man in a skirt? Why is a women in baggy clothes not considered sexy?” Julius also combines couture finishing techniques with explorations of themes many believe are taboo, bringing to light such as minority subcultures and nudity. This juxtaposition creates a unique, dynamic line unlike other labels on the market. For Julius, this is a dream come true. “If you think couture is a dream, then grab a piece of it. Dreams are meant to be followed.
Destined to be a fashion designer, four-year-old Stacy Igel outfitted her classmates and staged fashion shows in her pre-K classroom. After cutting her teeth with iconic megabrands
and personalities such as Izod, Elie Tahari, Zandra Rhodes and Elsa Klensch, Stacy Igel founded Boy Meets Girl®, an edgy yet wearable, stylish yet casually classic young contemporary brand.
Boy Meets Girl has been featured in publications like InStyle, Teen Vogue, Lucky, People, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, WWD and the New York Times. The brand has appeared on the racks of countless specialty and department stores worldwide including Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Saks and Fred Segal. You’ve probably seen the brand on shows like Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, Beverly Hills 90210 and New Girl, and on high-profile fashionistas like Eva Mendes, Rachel Bilson, Taylor Momsen, Anne Hathaway, Nina Dobrev, Rosario Dawson and Kristen Bell. The brand is the official staff uniform for the exclusive members-only club, The SoHo House. Igel is currently Boy Meets Girl’s Creative Director. She is also the producer and host of Behind the Seams with Stacy Igel on Lockerz.com, where she is the site’s Chief Fashion Editor and Stylist. Igel has received several design awards and honors, and is a frequent lecturer and panelist on subjects including social media, branding and entrepreneurship in fashion. Talent and performers at New York Fashion Week STYLE 360 Boy Meets Girl fashion show, include special guests Wyclef Jean, Natasha Bedingfield, and Cris Cab.
Junk Food Art House Presents “Le Look Smurfette” curated by Lois + Samia from Highsnobette a Daily Online Magazine for Women’s global fashion, streetwear and trends. On February 13th during New York Fashion Week, Junk Food Art House teams up with the iconic SONY PICTURES in collaboration with Lois + Samia, co-founding editors of Highsnobette, for a magnificent runway show bringing a favorite classic cartoon to life. In anticipation of the Smurfs 3d Movie Part 2 showcasing this summer, the show will reflect
Smurfette’s spunk and undeniable cute factor with hints of Parisian accents from the movie. The collection mixes couture and high-end labels aesthetics with streetwear elements to create a look that presents Smurfette as an icon of style and fun.