Category Archives: Fashion

Project Runway’s Nick Verreos Has a ‘Passion for Fashion’

gia on the move project runway fashionFormer Season 2 Project Runway contestant and celebrity fashion designer-turned-author, Nick Verreos is releasing his first book (with a foreword written by pop icon and Project Runway host Tim Gunn),  A Passion for Fashion: Achieving Your Fashion Dreams One Thread at a Time, on August 23, 2017.

Since his Project Runway stint, Verreos has dressed celebrities like Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Heidi Klum, Carrie Underwood, and Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin. As a red carpet fashion expert and correspondent, he has reported for E! Entertainment, TV Guide, Style Network, NBC, and CNN International.

In 10 easy-to-read chapters, Verreos debunks common myths and reveals the harsh realities of the fashion industry.  He takes modern fashion professionals through the steps of finding your place and standing out from the pack from being a prospective fashion student, creating a portfolio to land a dream job, launching a new label and how to get your designs on the red carpet.

Fashion Designer Narciso Rodriquez Headlines Miami Art Basel Season

 Narcico Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism

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On View Oct. 9, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017

“As a first-generation immigrant who impacts our contemporary culture globally, Narciso personifies the American dream.  Like a master sculptor or painter, he finds inspiration in the world around him to create an artistic continuum of ideas that are the underpinning of his life’s work.” ~ Dr. Jordana Pomeroy, Director of the Frost Museum.

Headlining the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum’s Art Basel Season for 2016, Narciso Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism will feature designs by Cuban-American fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez as well as never-before-seen archival materials, original sketches, video and works of art, selected by the designer to showcase the influence of the visual arts on his creations.

gia on the move art fashion designersCo-curated by Alex Gonzalez, the Creative Director of ELLE Magazine and Klaudio Rodriguez, the Curator of the Frost Art Museum, the exhibition opens with a private reception on Saturday, October 8 as well as an event on Sunday, October 9 that is free and open to the public (and will remain on view through January 8, including the week of Art Basel Miami Beach).

The Frost Art Museum is also partnering with ELLE on both the exhibition and the opening night event.

“I am honored to be asked to be part of the celebrated history of exhibitions presented by the Frost Art Museum FIU — and particularly excited to do so during Art Basel Season in Miami,” said Narciso Rodriguez.

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Dress the ‘First Lady’ in You for Less

gia on the move fashion accessoriesFirst Lady Michelle Obama styled her elegant royal blue dress with stunning pull-through pearl earrings earlier this week at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia! earrings:white-pearl-wire-thread-thru-earrings

Now you can follow in HER footsteps.

Get her look for under $100 with Chan Luu’s Freshwater Pearl Wire Thread Thru Earrings for $80.  These dangle earrings fuse modern design and classic elements for a versatile and refined look.

Did Culottes EVER Need a Come-back?

gia on the move style trendsWSGN-Insider: We thought Culottes died a timely and permanent death back in the early 80’s. Unfortunately, this particularly frumpy and unattractive, one-step-up-from pajamas, drapery is back with a vengeance. 

Touted as the new comfort costume, the trend is currently being featured as a ready-to-wear, runway copy of Pre-Summer 16 collections, previously showcased by designers like Stella McCartney (key work: copy).

Paired with the recently popular block heel, ‘Team Crusty’s’ shock and awe effect provides as much flattering aesthetic for a woman’s figure than some other historically worst-fashions-ever like harem pants, scrunchies and puffball skirts. In our modern, ‘must be different’ at any cost little fashion minds, Culottes are sure to be a frightening (wishfully thinking, short-lived) run-away hit.

Denim for EveryBody is True Religion

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True Religion Jeans has launched a unique Athletic Fit ($229) for men and Curvy Fit ($199) for women with more comfort at the waist and more room through the hip and thigh.

Fit for an Athlete: the Athletic Fit is designed for men looking for a tailored jean to fit their muscular build – space-focused at the hip, thigh, knee, and leg opening, yet Geno Slim and Ricky Straight fit proportions.

Flaunt Your Assets:
the Curvy Fit is designed to highlight and flatter true hourglass frames. Tailored with a contoured waistband, the Curvy jean provides a smooth look and features a shorter front rise and higher back rise to prevent gaps in the back. Currently available in Skinny & Bootcut. New washes jean in white will be available in stores early June and a Distressed Skinny fit in store late June/early July.

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Gucci Memoir : Chronicle of a Not So Secret Love

bookshot-spine-cropIn the Name of Gucci: A Memoir, by Patricia Gucci (Crown, on sale May 10) is the first book written by a direct descendant of Guccio Gucci—Patricia’s grandfather and the company’s founder. It chronicles her life as the secret love child of Aldo Gucci and Bruna—the woman he fell in love with when she was just eighteen, and remained at his side until his death at 84 years of age. What started out as an affair became a lifelong commitment and for the last 20 years of his life, long after he had been estranged from his first wife Olwen, it was Bruna who was considered his wife in the US, culminating with their marriage in the 1980s. Woven throughout the book is the complicated, but loving father-daughter relationship between Aldo and Patricia Gucci, the first woman in the family to be elected to the Gucci board of directors, and who ultimately became his sole universal heir.

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Patricia Gucci with her father Aldo Gucci

This is a daughter’s bittersweet tribute to her beloved father which traces Aldo Gucci’s marketing brilliance and stamina in establishing Gucci as one of the world’s most iconic brands. He was the first Italian to set up an Italian luxury goods retail operation in the US, opening on Fifth Avenue in New York, Worth Avenue in Palm Beach and Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles, paving the way for the ‘Made in Italy’ phenomenon throughout the world for countless others to follow in his footsteps.

Meet Patricia a her book signing and conversation with Wall Street Journal reporter Marc Myers on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7pm at The Strand bookstore located at 828 Broadway (at 12th Street) New York, NY 10003

Connect with Patricia Gucci:

WEBSITE: http://PATRICIAGUCCI.COM
FACEBOOK: inthenameofgucci/
INSTAGRAM: patriciagucciofficial and #IntheNameofGucci
TWITTER: #IntheNameofGucci

#WhatsHotNow : Fashion’s Focus on Sustainability

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“”Fashion is a brutal industry; most brands fail within their first two years.”

On Friday, April 15th 2016, The Fashion Law Project at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles will host the symposium, “Green is the New Black: Sustainability in Fashion,” from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Loyola’’s downtown LA campus.

Top fashion lawyers, executives and consultants will use a series of panels to delve into a variety of emerging fashion-industry issues: using eco-conscious materials to cut costs, nurturing a brand beyond inception, exploiting social media without violating federal regulations and streamlining production with new technology.                 

For program details and registration information visit: www.lls.edu/fashionlawsymposium

The  lineup is designed to help audience,– designers, entrepreneurs and anyone seeking to establish a brand –mine competitive advantages in how they manufacture and market their labels.

The third-annual Fashion Law Symposium will feature four panels:

  1. “Good Things Come In Green Packages: Sustainability in the Supply Chain
  2. “Tough Love: Sustaining a Fashion Brand From Start-Up To Staple
  3. “Truth in Advertising:  The Art of Storytelling Within Federal Trade Commission Rules”
  4. Technology: The Disruption of Fashion or The Next Big Thing?”

One-on-one sessions with industry veterans will provide additional context.

Ilse Metchek, president of the California Fashion Association, will open the symposium with a report on the state of the industry.

Chelsea Grayson ’98, general counsel and executive vice president at American Apparel, will participate in a lunchtime Q&A.

Confirmed speakers include Oliver Bajracharya, partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP; Travis Heard, vice president, Finance & Strategy at Outerknown; Rick Horwitch, vice president, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products; Cheryl A. Solomon, former chief legal officer at Toms and former general counsel at Gucci; Alkistis Tsitouri, fashion photographer and blogger, Streetgeist. Moderators will include Deborah Greaves, Brutzkus Gubner LLP; Sheba Sheikh Hemmat, business and legal affairs manager, JustFab / ShoeDazzle; and Riordan.

The symposium will be held in the Girardi Advocacy Center on Loyola’s campus at 919 Albany St., Los Angeles, CA 90015.

The presenting sponsor is Nixon Peabody. Co-sponsors include the California Fashion Association, the Fashion Group International and 89.3 KPCC – Southern California Public Radio.

About The Fashion Law Project

The Fashion Law Project is a comprehensive academic center at Loyola Law School focused on the unique and all-encompassing legal issues affecting the fashion industry in the U.S. and abroad. Its multifaceted design provides programming for several audiences, including law students, design students, legal professionals and fashion industry professionals. Offerings include dedicated fashion law courses and a Sub-Concentration, annual symposia and the Fashion Law Intensive Summer Program, which will run from July 28-August 6, 2016. Learn more at www.lls.edu/thefashionlawproject.