Society Men’s Trade Show for FW 23/24 In New York City by Patricia Ann Parenti

SOCIETY FOR INTERNATIONAL MENSWEAR

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Is all about traditional menswear for the Fall/Winter 2023 season. The show took place at The Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC on January 22- 23, 2023.  This tradeshow was geared toward high end clothing stores and websites. Many of the brands shown came from Europe but there were high end American brands also.  Navy seems like it is the new color going forward. As far as silhouettes are concerned, pants are newest if they are high waisted and have full legs. Another style that seemed to be prominent is the carrot shape leg with cuffed hems.  Hats are a big accessory for fall in either small felt fedoras or wool newsboy caps.

WWW.SOCIETYNYCSHOW.COM

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ATHISON

A brand of leather accessories for men and women founded in 1913 and made in the mountains of Italy. The company use to manufacture items for major designers but then in the 21 Century they made the business a brand of their own. This is such high-quality line of belts, bracelets, and bags that if you take care of them properly you will have them for many years to come and maybe be able to hand them down to your children. The belts are made of woven leather that stretches or woven viscose that stretches also. All belts have leather at both edges and high-quality shinny buckles. Lots of brown and blue tones to pick from. Price range is $70.00 – $100.00. Men’s bracelets are also made in the same fabrications as the belts and have a metal clasp that pulls apart. Sizes XS – XL and priced at $44.00 – $100.00 depending on if it is viscose or leather.

What attracted me to this collection was the braided leather business bags. They have a handle on the side to hold on to and handle on the back to slide over the handle of your rolling suitcase for travel. The front is braided but the back is of plain heavy leather. The bags zipped on the top and had zippers were of the highest quality shiny silver tone metal. The photo above is of the back of the bags to show how practical they are for travel. Matching fabric lining in cotton and denim with large inside pockets too. They are priced at $700.00 – $950.00. These are bags to hold all your papers when you travel for business. Matching leather business card cases and billfolds are available too. Colors are navy/Bordeaux, chocolate and medium brown, electric blue/navy, black/grey. Other items made by this company are braided leather pillows, I Phone holders, key chain throbs, makeup bags and women’s wallets.

WWW.ATHISON.COM

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AM. A-LINE

This was Ayana the founder and owner’s first time showing at this tradeshow and here she is holding up pieces from her collection in the photos. Her collection is about pieces to wear from day to night and very detail oriented. Look at the photos closely and see that the shirts have asymmetrical details in the cuffs with ¾ sleeves. The sweaters are all lightweight, made in Peru of cotton and alpaca blend in a honeycomb pattern. I love the genuine wood toggle buttons on these sweaters with the asymmetrical front detailing. Some other detailing on the sweaters are shawl collars and cable fronts. Colors are wine and cream with a retail of $364.00 and they are sized S – 3X. They are perfect to travel with too many different climates in one trip. Pants are high waisted, have a self-belt waist and have alternating stripe patterns in them. Sized 30 – 42 with a 33 inseam and are priced at $230.00. Shirts and pants are made in 100% cotton blend.

To buy the collection WWW.AMALINECOLLECTIONS.COM

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CHERVO

This collection was founded in 1982 as a skiwear brand that evolved into a golf wear brand also. One of the founders Peter Erlacher was a competitor skier on the Italian International ski team so that definitely makes him an authority on skiwear. Everything is made in Europe so it is of high quality but the prints are designed in house. Look at the print on the vest and it’s a print of the Island of Venice. The sweater print is of a Venetian Lagoon so this line of clothing is really all about the country of Italy. It took 19 different technologies to make this collection geared towards outdoor performance sports. The pants have a 4 way stretch in a calvary twill fabric which make them perfect for any outdoor sport. Other styles are polos, zip pullover sweaters, full zip jackets and a puffer vest. Because of the wind and water proofing treatments these are the perfect jackets to wear for outdoor sports. Priced from $250.00 – $600.00. Sizes XS – 3X for tops and bottoms sizes 30 – 42. They also make women’s clothing but since this is a men’s tradeshow, I’m not featuring that collection. Because my brother Anthony John Parenti is such an avid skier and golfer I am dedicating this collection to him. WWW.CHERVOUSA.COM

Patricia Ann Parenti

ICFF + WANTEDDESIGN Manhattan Return In May With New Leadership Team And New Vision

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New York, NY (January 26, 2023)

Excitement is building for the upcoming International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), North America’s premier contemporary furnishing design fair, and WantedDesign Manhattan, a ‘show within the show’ dedicated to high-end North American studios and international emerging designers. Taking place at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center May 21-23, 2023, this will be the first edition of the fair under new leadership. Emerald, the owner and producer of the shows, recently promoted Kevin Gaffney to Group Vice President of Emerald’s Design Group, and co-founders of WantedDesign, Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, to Brand Directors for ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan.

The leadership team has defined a new vision for ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan, including a more cohesive and interactive event, better visitor experiences, and cutting-edge design. The May event will also include an edited floorplan, reorganized by theme and categories, and featuring newly designed spaces to meet, lounge, and eat such as the media lounge, a welcome area, a new restaurant, and a pavilion that showcases American design.

“ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan are known for original design and innovation in the residential, contract, and hospitality markets,” said Hainaut and Pijoulat. “We’re looking forward to expanding on that reputation to include a strong focus on sharing best practices, educating the community and the next wave of designers, enhancing the role of design for the future, and creating an incredible experience for our attendees.”

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Known around the world as the “hub for NYCxDESIGN, NYC’s design festival,” and “the place for international conversation,” ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan will showcase what’s new in design from up-and-coming and established brands, including furniture, lighting, kitchen and bath, textiles, seating, wall coverings, carpet and flooring, accessories, and materials. 

“There is tremendous interest and enthusiasm for international brands, especially from Europe, to exhibit at the fair this year,” said Kevin Gaffney. “The diverse mix of more than 300 exhibitors from more than 20 countries will include a new country pavilion from Morocco, joining pavilions for Brazil, Norway, New Zealand, Romania, Portugal, and more.” 

“We see strong potential in expanding both Launch Pad featuring emerging designers and Look Book that highlights North American design. We believe that New York City is the perfect meeting point for the Americas and as such we will create a special spotlight on American design to allow attendees to discover a more complete design landscape of the US across ICFF and WantedDesign Manhattan, from small studios to established brands. It’s an exciting time to attend the fair as the globe’s most important design ideas are on display in New York,” said Hainaut and Pijoulat.

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WantedDesign Manhattan will again tap into the expertise of designer Rodolfo Agrella to create the look and feel for the fair, including Wanted Interiors and the Lounge, as well as the ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan Talks stage. This year, Agrella will also design the Oasis space and the new show floor restaurant.

New in 2023, DIFFA’s DIFFA by Design (DBD) fundraiser, a celebration of inspired design, cocktails, and community, will be co-located with ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan at the Javits Center. For four decades, DIFFA has harnessed the design industry’s resources and talent to create legendary programs and events like DIFFA BY DESIGN in support of its mission to raise awareness and funds for organizations providing treatment, education, and assistance for people impacted by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, hunger, and mental health issues. ​

FEATURES + EVENTS: ICFF 2023 

ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan Talks will take place on a stage sponsored by Turf, with a lineup of panel sessions, keynote presentations, and conversations that examine the future of residential and commercial design. Highlights include a deep dive into the metaverse and interior design, a panel on educating the next generation of designers, a trend presentation by WGSN; a keynote from Snøhetta; a panel discussion with Be Original Americas; Look Book Live moderated by Ben Dreith of Dezeen; the Emerging Designers Showcase led by Amy Devers from Clever; a talk on what’s next with Pam McNally of NKBA, and much more.

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Oasis, designed this year by Agrella and furnished by Normann Copenhagen, returns in 2023. Oasis is where visitors can relax and listen to intimate panel discussions. 

ICFF Editors Awards will be back to celebrate the best products across both ICFF and WantedDesign Manhattan. The awards recognize the top designs in 12 categories: Body of Work, New Designer, Furniture, Seating, Carpet and Flooring, Lighting, Outdoor Furniture, Materials, Wallcovering, Accessories, Kitchen and Bath, and Best Overall Booth. All category winners will be considered finalists for Best in Show and recognized during the awards ceremony held on May 22 at 5 pm on the Talks stage. The ICFF Editors Awards is open to all ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan exhibitors. Judges from trade and consumer design media to be announced.  

To celebrate outstanding design work, ICFF will host the 43rd Annual ICFF Interiors Awards and present the distinguished Designer of the Year Award on May 21 at 6:30 pm atGotham Hall in New York City. Over its long history, the program has launched and supported the careers of some of the world’s best designers. 

FEATURES + SPECIAL EXHIBITS: WANTEDDESIGN MANHATTAN 2023

Schools Exhibit: In support of the next generation of designers, WantedDesign Manhattan will once again offer an area to present young design students from design schools worldwide. In addition to presenting their projects, the students will have the opportunity to receive feedback, mentorship, and networking from established design professionals. This feature also creates a dialogue for academic recruiting, exchange programs, and partnership opportunities. As presenting partners, Design Milk and Alessi will review the projects to select the “students to watch” and announce the winners at the awards ceremony on May 22nd at 5 pm on the Talks stage. 

Launch Pad: An ideal platform for emerging designers to showcase new concepts and prototypes of furniture, home accessories, and lighting. Launch Pad is presented with media partners Design Milk and Clever and is sponsored by American Standard. It will include nearly 70 projects from designers hailing from more than 23 countries. The Best of Launch Pad winners will be selected by a jury of renowned industry professionals led by Amy Devers from Clever.

Jurors include:

● Giulio Cappellini, Founder, Cappellini

● Andrea Cesarman, Co-founder, Design Week Mexico

● Jerry Helling, President and Creative Director of Bernhardt Design

● Jean-Jacques L’hénaff, Leader, LIXIL Global Design AMERICAS

● Jennifer Olshin, Founding Director and Partner, Friedman Benda

● Kia Weatherspoon, President and Founder, Determined by Design

Look Book: As the dedicated program for high-end North American designers, makers, and studios that serves as an in-person portfolio for the A&D community, Look Book returns for 2023 with more than 50 participants and is presented with media partner Dezeen. Ayumiya, Caleb Ferris, Concrete Poetics, Ian Love Design, Mana Sazegara, NJ Roseti, Simon Johns, and thehighkey are returning, and new exciting exhibitors include Ayako Aratani, Bestcase, Costantini Design, Elizabeth Lyons Glass, Forces at Play, and Natan Moss Design.

Wanted Interiors: Participants include Turf, Heller and a selection of international studios in interactive and immersive iinstallations. The Lounge, designed by Agrella, is sponsored by David Weeks Studio and Ligne Roset, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic Togo, designed by Michel Ducaroy.

ECO Solidarity, a multidisciplinary design movement with a focus on making a better world, will present several European studios at Wanted Interiors. ECO Solidarity continues to strive for unity through design thinking focused on ecology, climate change, equitability, sustainability, and more. 

To support the idea of a cohesive Design Week, the NYCxDESIGN Festival returns to coincide with ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan from May 18-25, 2023. 

SHOW DATES & HOURS

Sunday, May 21: 10AM-6PM

Monday, May 22: 10AM-6PM

Tuesday, May 23: 10AM-5PM

Registration is open to trade professionals all three days and to the public on Tuesday, May 23. The badge will allow you access to both ICFF and WantedDesign Manhattan. Detailed program schedule to follow.

Health and safety requirements for ICFF can be found here.

For more information about ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan and to register, please visit icff.com.

Daniel Quintanilla

Gita Omri and Ivy Cove’s Best Spring Trends To Shop Right Now

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Whether you live somewhere warm year round (lucky you), are planning your next tropical vacation or just want to update your closet with the new season ahead, we’ve picked our favorite spring styles to shop right now from luxury brands Ivy Cove and Gita Omri

If you’re looking to add some new shoes or handbags to your rotation, here are the best accessories trends to try this spring from sleek thong sandals (yes, they’re back!), ballet flats and toe ring sandals to belt bags, extra large totes and bags with top handles and unique floral designs.

And if you’re interested in freshening up your spring wardrobe with the season’s must have looks like maxi skirts, flowy dresses, bomber jackets and flare pants in unique prints, pretty florals and bright colors we’ve got you covered. 

And the best part? They are all available to shop right now!  

Return of the Thong Sandal

Thong sandals (and even luxe flip flops) are making a huge comeback this year. Channel the early 2000’s with this minimalist style to give you an effortlessly chic look. 

Toe Ring Sandals

The 90’s toe ring sandals are going to have their moment this spring. From slides to thin ankle straps with asymmetrical lines, these sandals will quickly become a staple in your wardrobe this season.

To the Ballet

For those of us who can’t wear 5 inch platform heels, who is thankful for the classic and comfortable ballet flat?! Whether you’re looking for a pretty pastel blue or a statement floral print (like these Fleur de France slippers) these ballet flats will make your feet happy and quickly become your go-to pair. And on those cooler spring days, we can at least dream about a trip to the French Riviera and look forward to warmer days ahead.

Belt Bags and Phone Cases

Whether you’re running errands, taking a casual stroll or just want to rock this “cool girl” trend, the belt bag is equally functional and fashionable to hold all your essentials in style (plus who doesn’t like being hand free). And when your phone is your computer, camera, calendar, and social device, we can’t be without it. Phone case bags are becoming the new “It” bag and we can see why. Safely and stylishly store your phone and credit cards with this crossbody bag. Plus this is way cuter than your back pocket.

Floral Bags

Wear floral in a new way this spring. Accessorize with bright floral print bags (like this Fleur de France straw bag) and bold 3D flower designs in a fun and playful way that gives your bag a little something extra. Who knows, maybe it will make you stop and smell the roses. See what we did there?

Extra Large Totes

When it comes to a tote bag, the bigger really is better. We all need a Mary Poppins bag, am I right? Store your laptop, makeup pouch, extra pair of flats, keys, wallet, phone, umbrella, snacks…we could go on. Because you just never know where the day or night will take you.

Top Handle Bags

From structured square bags and totes with extra pockets to bucket bags in popular mesh and woven designs, this season look for bags with a top handle to carry your belongings in style.

Dresses and Skirts – To the Max

Full length dresses and maxi skirts were all over the spring runways. Perfect for a special occasion or a transitional piece. We love the feminine silhouette that can easily be dressed up or down. And covering our legs on chilly days with a stylish long skirt or dress is a really nice break from jeans.

The Bomber Jacket

Bomber jackets have become a key piece to any fall or spring wardrobe. This season opt for pretty pastel floral prints or matching skirt combos for a fresh take on this closet staple.

Floral Sweetheart Dress

This girly and flattering flowy dress in sweet daisy prints is the perfect spring dress to wear into the summer months. Layer with a matching bomber jacket for those occasional cooler days. 

Color Story

Bright and sunny shades of pink and magenta, tangerine orange, yellow and neon green will shower us with color this spring. If you want to try a subtle mix/match look, opt for fun, contoured blue flare pants with a unique ring design paired with a flowy print blouse or peach triangle neckline dress with a pop of floral print.

About Ivy Cove:

Ivy Cove is a luxury collection of handcrafted women’s and men’s leather accessories and lifestyle accoutrements that embody laidback luxury, wanderlust and freedom. Skillfully hewn by Montecito, California based founder Ivy Moliver, Ivy Cove is thoughtfully curated from the best artisans that the global community have to offer. The collection includes a variety of women’s and men’s shoes, belts and handbags to leather goods for the home, travel, lifestyle, pet accessories and even baby items all made with the finest materials. As a globally aware and sustainable brand, Ivy Cove is a Gold Rated Italian Tannery Audited by Environmental Working Group and meets Global Organic Textile Standard Certified for its materials. 

To shop the Ivy Cove collection: www.ivycove.com

About Gita Omri

Gita Omri Brown is an Israeli-American designer based in New York who made her NYFW debut for her SS23 collection titled “Resilience.” Her luxury womenswear collection is available for women of all sizes, 0-30. “Not plus, not minus…just womenswear,” this is what her size inclusive collection stands for. Gita says, “We all deserve to look and feel our best regardless of our race, nationality, or SIZE. Dignity has no size tag and fashion should reflect that. Our mission is to reintroduce fashion as a tool to enhance one’s confidence and self-esteem. With my label I seek to empower women to present themselves to the world in their true form with pride, acceptance, and authenticity.” 

To shop the Gita Omri collection: www.gitaomri.com

Daniel Quintanilla

Informa and Fashion Snoops present Women’s trends of AW 23/24

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Like No Other Time

Let’s face it, we cannot avoid the evolution away from the traditional normal of everyday living, the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us how to san the idea of fast fashion that requires an incredible amount of waste found in landfills while catering to size zero goals which instills doubt in self-confidence in millions of women globally, there’s no better time than Fall & Winter 2023-2024 to stop the insanity of striving for the next hottest piece of fashion to walk New York Fashion Week, that’s why Informa Markets Fashion alongside Fashion Snoops released its AW 23/24 trends report today about where women are heading once the summer ends.

This new season that cries for the world to shy away from a continuous moving cycle and hard moments in favor of slower and easier pace of life also answers the call for men to be inspired, drawing inspiration from movie-like, daydream-inspired vignettes of daily surroundings to a whole new appreciation for the ancient, mystical wisdom of the universe, chopped full of juxtapositions, complex craft, and a strong reconnection to our natural instincts, leading us to an authentic place without any traditions and order blocking the road ahead.

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If you want to get into the true nitty gritty of women’s fashion, you gotta start at the foundation of fantasy, that’s mystic, new ways to conceal and ultimately new and unexpected silhouettes and moody design elements, capes consisting of inside scandalous body sculptures with corsets and erotic necklines, high gloss materials add to mystique to birth a new sultry vision of sex appeal to every familiar shape, occasional wear will definitely make a comeback with glamorous outgoing attire, color palette includes bloodstone, coal, nocturnal, jade, and skyfall for new life in jewel tones, women’s contemporary includes integrated capes, sensual corsets, subversive necklines, and surface fetish, young contemporary includes hi-lo styling, glam dresses, exposed cutouts, and jeweled & feathered, key accessories include tonal assortments, sliced leather, slick bootie, and carved closure, key materials are tapestry inspired jacquards, metallic yarns & coatings, chrome free leathers, and superfine guage knits, key prints and patterns involve supernatural speckle, metamorphosis, nightblooms, and nocturnal tropics, key takeaways include harnessing the unseen, provoking awe, and not being afraid of the dark.

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A woman never fails at the one natural talent they have, it’s being poetic, relying on simple staples that never go out of style, timeless fabrics standing the test of time that are always relevant, knitwear dominates this role with its craftsmanship and set co-ordinates, core shifting and classic patterns with lofty outerwear play key roles in this journey, color palettes include hazel, oolong, greige, winter sun, and cherry ice for retro-inspired feel, contemporary items include softened lines, cozy outerwear, conscious denim, and made + crafted, young contemporary are preppy shirting, classic flannels, knit sets, and novelty outerwear, key accessories nominated are hardcase baguette, crafted keepsake, peep toe loafer, and tonal readers, key materials include novel woolens, vintage denims, heirloom-inspired quilting, and crafted cables, prints and patterns include layered cadence, keepsake charm, bauhaus beat, and plaid vignette, key takeaways are to tell your story, elevate the familiar, and lead with your instincts.

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In order for fashion industry to exist, there has to be a breakaway from the norm, there’s never a season where trends didn’t consist of anything all vanilla, there has to be at least one abnormal moment in the entire season, this next Design Aesthetic is dedicated to what’s called the untamed, mimicking the natural world through design with elements that speak to protection, armed with sustainable furs literally, with not so perfect irregular or fuzzy knits, nature inspired prints make a statement, and convertible outerwear brings practical function, color palette includes compost, willow, supernatural, ochre, and greige laying out the greens and taupe to be outside control, women’s contemporary includes sustainable warmth, organically draped, irregular knitwear, and wrapped convertibility, young contemporary includes statement puffer, graphic mesh, felted & brushed, and diy denim, key accessories include reconstructed layers, distressed rib knit, slouchy thigh highs, and carved resin, key materials include plant-based leather, tangled knits, wooly felts, and distressed bases, key print and pattern includes morphed nature, spotted synesthesia, visceral warmth, and modern bark, and key takeaways are foraging & fabricating, leveraging underground wisdom, and leaning into discomfort.

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Here’s a coincidence, you’re watching a 1997 music video in a bar in Hell’s Kitchen one night, you see Natalie Imbruglia playing like it’s some morning or overnight on MTV all over again, and sure enough, you find yourself before or after reading up on the late 90’s/ early Y2K, because the most surreal thing about that time is how minimal it was, that’s the Design Aesthetic called the paradox we find ourselves in for Women’s AW 23/24, minimum with tubes and column shapes updated to be new basics and minis, young contemporary pairs bulky jackets and sexy tops reminiscent of street style of such time, color palettes include lucite, snowdrop, introspect, latte, and ice on sweet natured pastels, women’s contemporary for this era include simple and strapless, 00’s nostalgia, new uniforms, and logomania, young contemporary includes pumped up denim, future casual, jumbo vest, and digitalized dyes, key accessories include warped proportions, sculpted heel, highshine crossbody, and wrap around shades, key materials include performance shells, new reflectives, wellness fabric infusions, and clean & crisp surfaces, key print and patterns include future rewind, radiation check, spectrum stripes, and surrealist collage, and the key takeaways are thinking phygitally, activating optimism, and mobilizing paradox thinking.

Check Out Also The Men’s Trends Of AW 23/24 on Daniel Plus Lauren, For A Detailed Look At Women’s Fashion For Next Fall & Winter.

Daniel Quintanilla

Informa and Fashion Snoops with the Men’s AW 23/24 trends

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A Time Of Difference

Not even 20 days into 2023, we find ourselves wondering about the future, what the next weeks and months will be, even what we want the new year and beyond this year to become for us, what is fast approaching is the Fall and Winter 2023/ 2024 fashion season, and as always, now’s the time to reveal trends taking us onto next Winter, starting with Men’s as Informa Markets Fashion partners with Fashion Snoops today to bring you 4 Design Aesthetics (Mystic, Poetic, Untamed, & Paradox) in a season involving contrast, uncertainty in a changing world, where men demand to feel grounded, comforted, and inspired.

This new season that cries for the world to shy away from a continuous moving cycle and hard moments in favor of slower and easier pace of life also answers the call for men to be inspired, drawing inspiration from movie-like, daydream-inspired vignettes of daily surroundings to a whole new appreciation for the ancient, mystical wisdom of the universe, chopped full of juxtapositions, complex craft, and a strong reconnection to our natural instincts, leading us to an authentic place without any traditions and order blocking the road ahead.

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Goth and grunge in cold weather experienced uncomfortably has never been so fresh and new as it is now, workwear and outdoor attire savors the hard-knock industrial darkly feel, deliberately distressed looks adding gloom and edge, color palettes for the mystical at heart include a romantic spell of bloodstone, coal, nocturnal, jade, and skyfall for new life in jewel tones, men’s contemporary includes chem camo trucker, dipped moto, tension straps, and shredded overcoat, young men’s include monochrome shirt, embellished trucker, spellbound pant, and hi-shine shirt jacket, key accessories are found in midnight tones, leather cut-outs, rubber capped boot, and double buckle cuff, key materials include grungy embellishment, metallic yarns and coatings, chrome free leathers, and superfine gauge knits, key print and pattern involve supernatural speckle, mineral marble, shadow work dyes, and nocturnal tropics, and the key mystic takeaways are harnessing the unseen, provoking awe, and not being afraid of the dark.

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Stepping out of the fast-paced and cruel world, Men’s AW23-24 choose more simpler times that are coined as poetic, deciding to look at life through a softer lens, a bucolic charm of time-honored homespun knits that influence simpler times, forget production according to body size or fast fashion of the day, focus on the general store idea of fashion, where pieces are made without seasonal limitations, and made to be one size fits all, color palettes include hazel, oolong, greige, winter sun, and cherry ice for retro-inspired feel, men’s contemporary includes extreme cable knit, country leisure set, origami sweater, and farmhouse work jacket, young men’s include XXL sweater, conversational layers, novelty outerwear, and kitsch intarsia, key accessories consist of cozy comforts, felted work clog, crochet beret, and shearling tote, key materials are novel woolens, vintage denims, heirloom-inspired quilting, and crafted cables, key print and pattern includes sentimental stripe, folklore rhythm, curious craft, and plaid vignette, and the key takeaway involve telling your story, elevating the familiar, and leading with your instincts.

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If you’re feeling “Good As Hell” like Lizzo, or you wanna tell your story in the most unleashed way possible like you would in “Cabaret Burlesque” at Broadway Dance Center, then you’ve come to the right place with the untamed in Men’s AW 23/24, overgrown textures, soil influenced hues, and patterns of nature that are organic, raw, and untouched version of the outdoors, wild intrigue at its finest where the COVID-19 pandemic outdoor life continues to exist, color palettes include compost, willow, supernatural, ochre, and greige laying out the greens and taupe to be outside control, men’s contemporary include erratic intarsia, tattered repairs, shaggy outerwear, and wild camouflage, young men’s include statement puffer, brushed sweater, overgrown yarns, and twisted seams, key accessories are unruly textures, bright hiker, knit balaclava, and raffia inset half moon, key materials include plant-based leathers, tangled knits, wooly felts, and distressed bases, key print and pattern include uncultivated, modern bark, visceral warmth, and spotted synesthesia, and the key takeaways include foraging and fabricating, leveraging underground wisdom, and leaning into discomfort.

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Most moments that are surreal appear to be unexplained, leaving us in a not so comfortable accord, these are known as a paradox, leaving us to question what we know and believe, but the paradox of Men’s AW 23/24 also possess those same aspects, but it leaves us in a unusual place of comfort and protection, organic contrast of tailored activewear and utilitarian spin on luxury, an ultra-modern way to update athleisure since COVID-19, color palettes include lucite, snowdrop, introspect, latte, and ice on sweet natured pastels, contemporary includes split panel pant, puffer sweatshirt, tailored rugged, and formal utility, young men’s are swirly puffer, leisure suit, techno glam, and soft tailored, key accessories include glossy bucket, geometric loafers, angular frames, and compact box shape, key materials include performance shells, new reflectives, wellness fabric infusions, and clean & crisp surfaces, key print and pattern include spectrum, dichotomy diptych, reality melt, and heat simulation, and the key takeaways of paradox are thinking phygitally, activating optimism, and mobilizing paradox thinking.

Check Out Also The Women’s Trends Of AW 23/24 on Daniel Plus Lauren, For A Detailed Look At Women’s Fashion For Next Fall & Winter.

Daniel Quintanilla

Social Health Today Presents The Means & Ways Of Starting A Business In Just Hours

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Foundation At Warp Speed

We all want to be our own boss, we believe we have a great idea, product, and service that needs attention to those currently underserved by it, so we want to start our own business, execute our plan of action before we officially open our doors, but there’s a basic beginning to get your business started in just one day, that’s where my friends at Social Health Today chime in, providing valuable feedback and content on how to go about your everyday life, having better mental health and physical health.

Social Media Today also supplies valuable information about taking your career in the right direction, and helping you move forward after you’ve lost a position, today is no different as SMT gets your business plan jumpstarted, with a one day plan of how to start your business, guiding you hour by hour on what your task need to be, even being productive while you sip coffee and eat breakfast, also going as far as to advising you to create a budget for your business, exactly one hour before you take your break for lunch.

Start a Business in Just 8 Hours!

While starting a business seems like a mammoth task, there are still ways you can manage your day so that you don’t feel like everything is coming at you all at once. Here’s how to manage your time correctly so you can do as much as possible in an eight-hour period.

Dedicate your first hour to…

Figuring out what your goals are from a business as well as a lifestyle perspective. It’s also about figuring out where you want to be in the short to long term and how you envision getting there on your own terms.

Think of a unique idea

Want to establish where you wish to be in the future? The next step is deciding on a unique idea that will be the mechanism to get you there. Again, limit this to just an hour in which you do all your creative brainstorming to come up with a fresh concept that you feel would succeed. Before you act on your first idea, be sure to dedicate some of this hour to market research to see if people want your product or service in the first place. BuzzSumo is an excellent tool to use if you have limited time at your disposal.

Think of a legal structure

The next step is dedicating a solid hour to imagining what the perfect business structure would look like for you. Of course, you want a business structure that will offer you something in return, such as better tax rebates and more flexibility or limited liability, for instance. Getting an LLC is an excellent option to look into if you want to cut straight to the chase and take advantage of the benefits listed above (and a couple more). Use a formation service to speed up the process even more, as they can do everything for you regarding your business registration at a much lower fee than using a lawyer to do the same.

Use the hour before lunchtime to create a budget

Deciding how much finance you can put towards an office rental, equipment, and furniture to establish your office is also going to be an essential step. Since many new entrepreneurs find sufficient startup capital difficult to come by, you might also want to start looking up places that offer small business loans so that you don’t have to stress about how to come up with a deficit.

Your after-lunch time

separate business bank account is also a vital next step. From a tax perspective, it is legally necessary to keep your personal and business income and expenses separate.  Having a different business bank account will also give you better control over your business finances when you have to audit your financials.

Before you knock off

Think about how your business will be portrayed in the public eye. As a starting point, you could start thinking of your business logo and slogan, as well as the brand colors you feel would apply well to your offering. A graphic designer can help you with these. Thinking about a website is also crucial because this is often the primary way businesses are noticed online.

Paying attention to these crucial factors right from the very start can set your business up for success. And it doesn’t even have to take months to do, as you can see from the example above. In just a day, you can begin to visualize and implement the steps needed to start a business today.

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Gita Omri has Cute Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas For Every Body

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❤️ Ing

There’s one thing about adulting that’s automatic starting at childhood, it’s giving and receiving a Valentine’s Day gift, showing that small kernel of love even if it’s just friendship, where it can advance to real love with your friend or someone else, Valentine’s Day extends beyond February 14, it happens everyday with the one you love, then beyond love for each other, you finally come across the greatest love of all, that is yourself, the moment where you have absolute confidence in all things you do, you know you look absolutely gorgeous in the clothes and colors you buy, not a doubt in sight that you are beautiful; there’s only one Designer out there who not only makes women feel beautiful, but makes them feel beautiful without asking for specific size requirements, and the only thing that makes women more beautiful is true womenswear, it’s Gita Omri, who doesn’t believe in the whole idea of plus size, but ranges for those who are not plus size, but below plus size, and that idea comes from being “size beautiful”, a place where size 0 to size XXXL does not exist, you have one body to be concerned about, that is your body, and not having to get caught up with anybody else’s smaller size, or go over the XL.

While we love a thoughtful gift, we think putting on a cute outfit that you feel confident in is one of the best parts of Valentine’s Day.

Whether you’re getting dressed for your hot dinner date, a fun V-Day party or a Galentine’s movie night at home, here are a few of our favorite outfit ideas that will leave you feeling festive, flirty and empowered.

From silk blouses and lace shorts to midi and maxi skirts, crop tops, dresses, contour pants (and even a “Size Beautiful” T-Shirt) in all the Valentine’s hues and floral prints, there’s something for every woman to look and feel her best with Gita Omri’s luxury, size inclusive collection that ranges from size 0-30.

“Not plus, not minus…just womenswear.”

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Silk and Lace

There’s just something so romantic about silk and lace.

This Valentine’s Day try a high neck silk button up blouse with ruffle sleeves in a bold color like magenta.

Pair with flattering contour pants or mix with high waisted lace wide shorts. Looking for something even dressier?

Try an all lace shift dress with gorgeous floral detail for a knockout date night look.

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Red Hot Maxi Skirts

Maxi skirts are having a moment right now. Rock spring’s hottest trend with a red full length skirt paired with a fun, reversible crop top that switches from violet to a pretty daisy pattern.

So you can show off your style with whatever vibe you’re feeling that day.

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Make Sure Your Night Is Poppy-ing

It’s not Valentine’s without some flowers, right? But who says you can’t wear them!

Try a cute poppy print in a V-neck dress or reversible red and poppy blouses to get in the spirit.

These bold floral looks are perfect for wherever the night takes you.

From a flirty crop top silhouette to a day to night ruffle sleeve, these versatile tops can easily be paired with a pleated skirt or contour pants to complete the look.

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Wear Confidence

Feel beautiful and empower others to do the same with this “Size Beautiful” T-Shirt.

Whether you have plans at home or a night on the town, you can easily dress this pink, body positive scoop neck shirt up or down with a fancy skirt, your favorite jeans or comfy sweats.

While of course this holiday is a day to celebrate those we love, we also hope that on this Valentine’s Day and always, you can love yourself.

Even on days when you look in the mirror and maybe you aren’t where you want to be.

Gita’s message is, “Be kind to yourself and start by appreciating your body, this in time will grow into love!”

About Gita Omri

Gita Omri Brown is an Israeli-American designer based in New York who made her NYFW debut for her SS23 collection titled “Resilience.”

Her luxury womenswear collection is available for women of all sizes, 0-30.

“Not plus, not minus…just womenswear,” this is what her size inclusive collection stands for. Gita says, “We all deserve to look and feel our best regardless of our race, nationality, or SIZE.

Dignity has no size tag and fashion should reflect that. Our mission is to reintroduce fashion as a tool to enhance one’s confidence and self-esteem.

With my label I seek to empower women to present themselves to the world in their true form with pride, acceptance, and authenticity.”

To shop the Gita Omri collection: www.gitaomri.com

Daniel Quintanilla

Nick Cordero’s mother, Lesley Cordero, passes away, Amanda Kloots reveals

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Beloved All The Way

Lesley Cordero, the faithful mom, who was proud to be the mother of the late and great, Nick Cordero, has died, Lesley was also the mother-in-law of Nick’s widow, Amanda Kloots, who broke this heartbreaking news on Friday.

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Amanda reveals she got close to Nick’s mom as Nick battled COVID-19 for 95 days before dying from the virus on July 5, 2020.

Along with the heartbreak of losing her son, Nick, to a global pandemic, Lesley was there for those wonderful moments such as the birth of Nick and Amanda’s son, Elvis, who was born in June 10, 2019, 13 months before Nick’s death.

Lesley was also there to see Elvis grow into a wonderful child, who’s now just about 4 months away from turning 4-years-old.

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Lesley too got to share moments with her son, Nick, before COVID-19 took over his body to eventually succumb to the virus, like be by her son’s side as Amanda gave birth to Nick’s son, Elvis, plus those lighthearted moments of celebration during family gatherings.

Despite losing her son, Nick, to COVID-19, Lesley in every step of the way was there especially for Nick’s grieving widow, Amanda, who experienced the greatest trauma of all after witnessing her husband, Nick, suffer from the viral effects of COVID-19, then seeing Nick die from COVID, followed by an enormous grieving period where Amanda truly had to struggle to find her way back, in search of a way to move on from the loss of Nick.

Having close friends and family by Amanda’s side truly helped Amanda deal with Nick’s death, Nick’s son, Elvis, represents that one true spirit that keeps Nick alive for Elvis’s mother, Amanda, where Nick lives on everyday.

Also in that circle that keeps Nick alive for Amanda was Lesley, where there would not have been a Nick Cordero on this Earth for Leslie, if it wasn’t for Lesley giving birth to such a beautiful son, who left so many gifts to those he loved, Amanda felt incredible incredible comfort in Lesley once Nick was gone, in spite of Lesley coping with her own grief as she too lost Nick to COVID, who indeed was very close to her son.

As the Cordero family deals with the loss of yet another beloved member only 2 and a half years after Nick’s death, Amanda too also expresses how hard losing Lesley is for her, which is something Amanda cannot seem to make sense of, there is no easy road as one experiences the process of death, loss, and grief.

For all who loved Nick, losing Lesley is also an extension of grief after Nick’s passing, along with reliving once again what it was like to lose Nick, as well as grieving for the loving individual that was Lesley.

Here is what Amanda Kloots wrote on her Instagram post, shortly after learning about the death of Lesley Cordero.

“Lesley and I got very close when Nick got sick. We were soldiers going to battle every day, fighting for the man we loved. We traded hours at the hospital and comforted each others tears at night. She was a powerhouse, a woman of great strength and great advice. She was a huge help to me as a fellow widow, understanding how to navigate this new life.

Nick and Lesley were very close. He talked to her pretty much every day. He called her “momsie”. Their relationship was one of the first things that I loved about Nick. I admired their honesty, their friendship, and their incredible bond. Nick always encouraged Lesley’s passion to be an artist. After losing her husband and Nick she dove into her art and started a business selling her paintings all over the world.

This one is hard for me. I don’t know how to make sense of it, there actually isn’t a way. It is not fair. This is when I absolutely hate death, loss and grief. My heart goes out to the Cordero family, literally the strongest family I know. I’m honored to know them, love them, and call them my brother and sister.

Mom, my hope is that you are with Nick and Eduardo now, wrapped in their arms. That you are at peace – healthy, happy, no longer in any pain or suffering. What you dealt with the last 6 years of your life was insurmountable but you still got up every day and kept living. You showed us all what courage looks like. You truly did Live Your Life. You were the definition of resilience.

I will miss you tremendously. Thank you for loving me, taking me in as your daughter. Thank you for loving Elvis and being the best grandma. Rest in peace mom. I’ll love you forever 🤍”

Daniel Quintanilla

New York Men’s Day (NYMD) announces CROSS EYED MOOSE as title sponsor, plus NYMD shows and dates

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New York, NY (January 11, 2023)

Agentry PR is excited to announce that NYMD’s 19th bi-annual menswear collective, presented by CROSS EYED MOOSE, will kick off on Friday, February 10th, from 10:30am to 12:00pm ET, and 4:30pm to 6:00pm ET. Returning to Location05 and Daylight Studios, located next to Hudson Yards, NYMD will occupy three floors spanning seven different studios.

For this season, NYMD will present a total of 12 brands leading with presenting sponsor CROSS EYED MOOSE debuting its fall/winter 2023 collection in both sessions.

Also showcasing in both sessions, outerwear sponsor Nobis will be presenting its Off-the-Grid-inspired fall/winter 2023 technical apparel systems. This season, NYMD will inaugurate six new emerging brands and four returning designers.

“CROSS EYED MOOSE is proud to be the title sponsor of New York Men’s Day, FW ’23. Born in the city, made for the wild – CROSS EYED MOOSE is a mashup of rugged nature and street culture that is sure to shake up menswear. We are thrilled to debut the Fall ’23 line at this notable event.” Jack Gross, CEO, One Jeanswear Group.

Conceived to nurture emerging talent and to consolidate top menswear/genderless designers in an easy-to-view venue, NYMD will feature 12 designers collectively.

Each participating designer will present in their individual studio space designed to highlight the label’s identity and inspiration.

Taking place simultaneously over two-hour periods, two brands will present for the entire day, five designers in the morning session, and five in the late afternoon.

The format of showcasing all presentations at the same time creates ease-of-flow for media, buyers, influencers and VIPs, allowing them to move through studios and spend time with designers as their time allows.

Please note, CROSS EYED MOOSE and Nobis will present across both timed sessions.

In addition to the physical event, all 12 brands will also feature their fall/winter 2023 collection lookbook images and/or videos on the CFDA’s RUNWAY360 digital platform. RUNWAY360 continues to be the online destination for domestic and international press, retailers, and industry to discover the latest collections of participating official NYFW schedule brands and designers.

The designer collections can be viewed at https://runway360.cfda.com.

Participating designers include (in alphabetical order by brand):

All Beneath Heaven* (menswear) Atelier Cillian (menswear) A.Potts (genderless)
Bulan* (unisex)
CROSS EYED MOOSE* (menswear)

*Showing for the first time at NYMD

In a continual partnership with PROJECT New York—an industry-leading event organized by Informa Markets Fashion that features a curated presentation of men’s and gender fluid apparel, footwear, and accessories brands—NYMD will have a static mannequin display in the upcoming edition of PROJECT New York as part of the men’s market on January 24th and 25th, 2023 at Iron23 showcasing one look from each NYMD designers.

Additionally, this collaboration also features one look on model from each NYMD designer at the PROJECT New York opening night rooftop party at The Skylark, slated to be held Tuesday, January 24th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

This collaboration between the two organizations continues to anchor PROJECT’s mission to focus on the men’s and gender-fluid community, providing a platform to engage and spark inspiration in the industry.

Nobis returns as the official outerwear sponsor with their Off-the-Grid inspired fall/winter 2023 collection, pushing forward the modular wardrobe with innovative outerwear, technical knitwear, and multi-functional accessories.

Other sponsors include luxury haircare brand, Oribe, as they return providing their products and teams; AOFM Pro will provide make-up teams and products for designers to use on models during their respective presentations.

Agentry PR, which was founded in 2010 by fashion visionary Erin Hawker, produces and executes New York Men’s Day.

“We are thrilled to kick off FW23 Fashion Week with an expanded New York Men’s Day this season, showcasing 12 emerging brands to the community. As a platform aimed to highlight distinct voices and points of views across menswear, genderfluid, and ever evolving industry, we are able to bring talents to the forefront through the support of like-minded partners who share our mission. With our new class of New York Men’s Day designers, we hope to continue to inspire and create conversations within the community as we look forward to the future” said Hawker.

For more information please contact:

Erin Hawker at erin@agentrypr.com

Joe Yang at joe@agentrypr.com

Henry Kessler at henry@agentrypr.com or 212.924.2276

ABOUT AGENTRY PR
Agentry PR is a full service marketing communications agency, founded by Erin Hawker in 2010, headquartered in New York City.

Agentry PR specializes in the fashion, lifestyle and entertainment sectors across specializes in the fashion, lifestyle and entertainment sectors across all facets of marketing and public relations, from brand strategy and media outreach to events, sponsorships and VIP relations.

ABOUT NYMD
New York Men’s Day (NYMD), is a bi-annual collective fashion initiative intended to help nurture emerging talent and consolidate the showing of contemporary menswear and gender fluid collections.

Each season, NYMD features a collective of menswear or gender fluid brands in a group presentation format over two-hour periods. The format of showcasing multiple presentations at the same time will create ease of flow for media and buyers, allowing them to move through the studios at their own pace.

NYMD was founded in 2014 by Agentry PR, and is now in its 19th season.

ABOUT CROSS EYED MOOSE
CROSS EYED MOOSE is a bold menswear brand for the hybrid lifestyle of men of today and tomorrow. Inspired by the terrain of the outdoors and the expression of city cores.

A mashup between rugged nature and the street culture, CROSS EYED MOOSE institutes practicality and functionality in street-smart styles.

While the brand is full of attitude, spunk, nerve, and humor, the offering couldn’t be any more relevant for what men of today are looking for: a cross-functional, cross-piece, and cross-street that can fit the climate changes and its crossability.

CROSS EYED MOOSE is the cornerstone brand of One Jeanswear Group’s newly formed menswear division.

One Jeanswear Group is a leader in designing, marketing, producing and distributing a distinguished portfolio of branded and private label jeanswear and apparel brands throughout North America.

Daniel Quintanilla

Informa Markets Fashion tackles the retail revolution ahead of New York Fashion Week

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The Future Is Now Open

Aside from the fashion industry’s great upheaval realized hard in 2018, then again during the COVID-19 pandemic, and now coming back from COVID jumping into a possible recession, New York Fashion Week continues to adjust and evolve as much as possible to these circumstances, but what’s unavoidable is how everyday retail behavioral habits had completely changed, even before the aforementioned world events, Informa Markets today along with Fashion Snoops held a live digital event to address “The Evolution Of Retail”, a complete guide to keep the action of stepping into Macy’s from going extinct.

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The image compilation seen above here on Daniel Plus Lauren says it all about the three prong areas where retail is at, which really is broken down into 5 categories, let’s start with the most simple action of all that burns calories too, Physical Retail, going into the store in-person to buy an item you want or need, you may have to try it on to see if it fits before you buy, but in order to keep you coming back to Physical Retail, there’s something out there now that keeps this platform alive, it’s called Phygital.

Phygital is Physical Retail enhanced, offering immersive 3D options on the fashions and accessories you want to buy, providing images of pieces, vital information about fitting, how it’s made, sourcing, and backstory of the brand, but it’s not just about the clothes that are in the store, or even anticipating shopper’s needs, it’s about service speed and efficiency such as contactless checkout which Millennials and Generation Z take very seriously, and avoid retailers who don’t have these options, plus there must be a purpose for desired demographic to shop at a retailer, plus QR Codes come in handy for not only goods, but store services such as booking the fitting room.

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Physical Retail is out, Online Shopping is in, and it’s the one and only option that keeps retail alive, you could not be so wrong, it’s not just point, click, buy, and ship anymore with e-commerce, e-commerce now has offspring it’s spawned thanks to social media, it’s Social Commerce, also spawned by TikTok and Instagram, Social Commerce involves video posts and livestream media of someone demoing a product or look on camera, also connected to an app allowing you to buy what you’re watching, broken down and explained in the most digestible way humanly possible, this truly personal and exciting experience aside from coffee or with coffee/ caffeine/ or even libation, trust levels for those who Social Commerce is extremely high, the Asian Market has welcomed this experience with open arms while it’s still being experimented here in the United States.

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The biggest component that’s missing from online shopping is fitting, trying to guess what size blouse or bra you need to buy, so buyers also returned items in large because their pieces were an incorrect fit, which also causes landfills to swell with tons of unwanted clothing, the biggest fix to reducing 10 million pounds of waste in landfills and $761 Billion in online returns is Made-To-Measure, executed through sizing questionnaires, machine learning algorithms, and 3D scanning methods, it’s now an affordable bespoke model which retails can invest in and quickly implement in their online retail experience, this sustainable, body scanning, person to person experience can easily be customized according to retailer as an affordable way to start, and can be made for the consumer to update at anytime according to size modifications.

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Another key component to fitting into the buys you make online that complements compiled data to find the right size for you is Virtual Try-On (VTO), relying on augmented reality to be at play that involves digitally created images of clothing and shoes you’re buying, thanks to 3D apps used as body mesh enhancements to recreate the movement of fabric, allowing you to virtually try on a pair of shoes as it hones in on your feet through AI (Artificial Intelligence), VTO’s have been tremendously successful in many studies which leads to 90 percent conversion rates, businesses already using VTO see returns drop 40 percent, and Millennials and Gen Z want to be apart of this immersive experience.

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It literally seems like that every time you think a thought, or click onto a piece of clothing you’re buying, chances are that Google or the retailer you’re shopping at knows what you’re looking for even before you click on the page, that now is a cemented reality with online retail shopping, so now it has a name, Intelligent Recommendations, directly driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI), IR now can be found not only with online retail, but when you walk into a department store like Macy’s in-person, who could be implementing Phygital Retail as we speak, displays in the store already know who you are, providing you item recommendations you know are right for you, despite privacy concerns, consumers expect IR powered by AI to be present wherever they go, just so as long as there’s transparency by the retailer, and 71 percent consumers now expect personalization with IR by AI, and 80 percent consumers get frustrated if not given personal features.

Daniel Quintanilla