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.

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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.

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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.

If you are looking for some fashion and entertainment food for thought, visit the Daniel+Lauren website for articles that will blow your mind!

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

Ivy Cove’s Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Her, Him and Pet!

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Heart ❤️ Is Afire

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and we’re already thinking about what gifts we can give to show our loved ones how much we care about them.

Or maybe give helpful hints to our partner. Because let’s be honest, there’s something just a little more thoughtful when you go beyond the flowers, balloons or chocolates.

We’re here to make Valentine’s Day gift giving just a little sweeter and easier for you.

From beautiful and romantic accessories for men, women and even pets, Ivy Cove will help you show the love with unique items (and some date ideas) whether you’re planning your next trip together, adding something special to an at home date night or want to splurge on a gift your partner actually wants!

And let’s not forget about our adorable pups…Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to spoil them too!

With responsibly sourced materials as a sustainable, eco-friendly brand, you can also feel good about your purchases.

And maybe show a little love to our planet!

For Her

Instead of a bouquet of flowers that have to be thrown out in a week, why not gift a chic bag or belt with a flower design that won’t wilt. Want her to think of you everyday she heads to work? Opt for the oversized leather tote that she is sure to love! Or if going to the Farmer’s Market this spring is a special outing you like to do together, surprise her with the Union Square Market Tote. Added points if you include fresh flowers and maybe her favorite produce you plan to cook for date night! 

For Him

From a luxe duffle bag or travel/work tote to a leather dopp kit, watch case, cigar humidor and apple watch strap, you’re guaranteed to make him feel loved.

Puppy Love

Spoil your pup with the cutest pet accessories like luxury collars, leashes, carriers and travel bowls. Our favorite? A fancy poop bag holder. So when you run into your neighbor, you’re not just holding a plastic bag.

Date Night At Home?

We all know romance really happens at home. Whether you want to gift something like cozy his and her slippers (or match with the unisex Rancho Slippers ), add that new flower pot to a leather planter, set the mood with candles (and a leather holder), frame that adorable picture of the two of you, make a really special dinner with matching aprons, play a fun game of dominos while you wait for your food to cook (or bring with you on the go), or place your drink on one of the colorful coasters displaying some of the favorite places you’ve traveled, these gift ideas are sure to heat up the room!

The Traveling Couple

Planning your next romantic getaway or maybe traveling for Valentine’s Day weekend? Give a thoughtful travel item like matching luggage tags (aww how cute!!) or help your partner stay organized with a leather wallet/passport holder set (bonus if you include a surprise plane ticket), easy to pack jewelry box (maybe hide a piece of jewelry in it!), bike or duffle bag, French Riviera Travel Bag or Arc De Triomphe backpack (to remind her of the most romantic city in the world) or even a beach mat to watch the sunset together!  

For The Drink Enthusiast

Whether you are packing some wine for a romantic picnic or making a signature cocktail you both love at home or on a sunset boat ride, these drink accessories make a great gift for the drink enthusiast. This cocktail shaker, flask, ice bucket, coozies and travel flask set are all made with premium, responsibly sourced leather featuring the Ivy Cove signature stripe design. For the wine lover, this wine tote makes it easy to carry up to 4 bottles in style (perfect for those double dates or group hangs in the future). Throw in a blanket, some knives, and cheese and you’re ready for a wine picnic (or boat ride!).

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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 bags, shoes, and belts to quality leather goods for the home, travel, lifestyle, pet accessories and even baby items all made with the finest materials.

As a sustainable brand, Ivy Cove only uses responsibly sourced materials and has a gentle approach to manufacturing and shipping to exceed industry standards.

Ivy Cove stands out as being certified by leading auditors from around the world including a Gold Rated Italian Tannery Audited by Environmental Working Group as well as a Global Organic Textile Standard Certified for materials.

Daniel Quintanilla

Lauren Conrad shuts down namesake blog, in pursuit of fashion and family

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The Core Of What Matters

Lauren Conrad made a tough decision on Monday in the name of what brings out the true LC at its core, Lauren has decided to shut down the blog part of LaurenConrad.com, which has been the true destination that is Lauren Conrad, sharing her insights on lifestyle, health, fashion, and beauty for nearly 12 years, all starting back in late April 2011, in a tremendously big way, which not only complemented LC Lauren Conrad at Kohl’s which was then just a year and a half old, but it was indeed a big push by Lauren and her team to be the one and only premiere destination, not only to show off Lauren at her best, but to get a snap shot at what’s been going on in Lauren’s life after “The Hills”, from meeting hubby, William Tell, to bringing 2 lovely boys into this world.

Yes, the blog part of LaurenConrad.com is shutting down, but the site itself is staying up, albeit the blog nor @laurenconradco Instagram will no longer be updated, the collection pages of LaurenConrad.com, containing LC Lauren Conrad and Little Co. By Lauren Conrad, will continue to be updated regularly, as well as the Instagram pages of @lclaurenconrad and @lclittleco every time a new collection comes out every season, like with Little Co. By Lauren Conrad this Thursday, as the first drop of Spring 2023 is released.

Just like the world of blogging has evolved over the past 12 years since LC.com launched, while at the same time, places like TikTok and Instagram have gotten hold of the world’s footprint by leaps and bounds, Lauren too has evolved, now having a loving husband and 2 boys to come home too each and every day, plus there’s Lauren’s true passion of fashion, which you see everyday at Kohls, putting time into the blog takes away what Lauren’s true love and core love has always been, and what they’ve become, so Lauren worked less and less on blogging as Lauren became devoted to being a loving wife and mom, plus growing LC Lauren Conrad at Kohl’s over the last 5 years.

Also to her 1 million @laurenconradco Instagram followers, Lauren reminisced how during the heyday of blogging back in 2011, LC.com first came into this world as we’ve known it ever since, evolving from what was previously just a typical official celebrity website telling about where and when Lauren would make appearances, as well as video and images of past appearances on TV shows and book signings.

Lauren stresses that ever since that first day LC.com went live up till now, Lauren has made a wholehearted effort in making her destination website a special place for advice on how to improve your daily life, from healthy eating, exercise, party advice, and sharing valuable advice of marriage, children, and family, Lauren delivered too by taking feedback she received from visitors by taking suggestions to heart, and following through.

Lauren sought out to make a name for herself once reality TV ended, evolving from a personality to a full-fledge business woman, who ran many successful entities such as LC Lauren Conrad at Kohl’s, as well as LC Kohl’s spin-off, LC Little Co. back in 2020, and then there was the line of fictional books such as “LA Candy” and “The Fame Game” which were apart of the LC.com revolution in its infancy, then there was “Lauren Conrad Beauty” moving on from fiction, supplying beauty advice, products, and tips for a better you.

Now as LaurenConrad.com, the website, takes on its next role of being a destination where it acts as a companion to LC Lauren Conrad, Little Co. By Lauren Conrad, or any other fashion related brand that Lauren creates, there is now plenty of room for places like @lclaurenconrad and @lclittleco to grow to their fullest potential, providing updates and sneak peeks to upcoming seasonal collections, as places like Instagram and TikTok are now the first stop into finding out what your favorite brand or celebrity are up to and what’s next, as well as @thelittlemarket Instagram, where it’s the first stop to what’s happening at The Little Market, a place for female artisans to make a living wage selling their handmade goods.

And most importantly, the place where everything comes together about Lauren’s life and her collections is Lauren’s very own @laurenconad Instagram page, where it now can be a primary place for Lauren to share all the exciting things happening at Kohl’s, The Little Market, and about husband, William Tell, and Lauren’s 2 boys, Liam James Tell, and Charlie Wolf Tell, it’s also an opportunity for Lauren to post videos on her reels page, as well as go live directly for greater fan engagement that will keep on growing from there moving forward.

Daniel Quintanilla

Ivy Cove & Gita Omri Present A New Year, New You With Chic Workout Gear

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January Holiday Recovery

Hello 2023! The new year is upon us and it’s time to start all those New Year’s resolutions! If working out more and staying healthy is on your list, here are some great bags for the gym, yoga and biking along with cute tops (with kind messages to yourself) and stylish accessories like water bottles and hats from Ivy Cove and Gita Omri to help get you started. Because let’s be honest, chic workout gear can actually give you the motivation you need, making going to the gym that much easier and way more fun!

Ivy Cove Fleetwood Gym Bag $268

Form meets function with the Fleetwood Gym Bag from Ivy Cove’s sport collection. Constructed of durable nylon and trimmed with pebble grain leather, the bag features a two-way top zipper, exterior pockets for convenience, dual top handles, a shoulder strap, as well as a spacious interior compartment that can hold all your gym essentials. The bag also makes for a great weekender or carry-on item for your travels.

Ivy Cove Fountainhead Yoga Bag $128

Get your sweat on in style with the Fountainhead Yoga Bag from Ivy Cove. Constructed of 100% durable coated cotton, the large tote will securely hold all your gym necessities including shoes and a change of clothes. An exterior panel will keep your mat or a towel secure. The bag can even be used as an everyday carryall that will take you from the office to the market, and to a yoga or stretch class where you can relax and let go of the day’s stresses.

Ivy Cove Dunes Yoga Mat Harness $105

Carry your mat in style with the Dunes Yoga Mat Harness from Ivy Cove. The leather carrier ties around most standard sized mats for easy transport and ultimate style that will take you from workout to brunch or wherever your day is headed. The harness is constructed of premium, responsibly sourced leather with metal buckles and reinforcements.

Ivy Cove Balboa Bike Bag $130

Sometimes we just need a small, yet stylish way to carry a few daily essentials. Especially when taking a walk along the shore, a quick walk with our dog, or even a hop out on a quick errand. The Ivy Cove Balboa Bike Bag is the most stylish solution we’ve seen in a long time. Inspired by the small bags synonymous with cycling, the Balboa Bike Bag is barrel shaped with a long, fully adjustable, detachable cotton webbing strap to allow for a variety of wearing options and functionality. This artfully designed bag truly is an essential on so many levels. 

Ivy Cove Cache Thermo Water Bottle $58

Stay chic and hydrated with the Cache Thermo Water Bottle that will keep your drinks hot or cold throughout the day. The thermos is made of stainless steel and designed with a looped carrier top and additional carabiner clip for your travel convenience. Pair this with any of our black sport bags for the ultimate workout look.

Ivy Cove Wayfarer Backpack $238

The Wayfarer is a chic and casual backpack for carrying around all your necessities for work, travel, the gym, and so much more. The minimal design is constructed of 100% durable nylon with smooth leather trim for a truly sleek and stylish look. The backpack features dual adjustable shoulder straps, a two-way zip closure, and a front zip pocket for convenience.

Ivy Cove Calabasas Nylon Cap $48

The perfect cap can be as elusive as the perfect wave. Ivy Cove can do something about the hat, and they did! Their answer to your endless pursuit is the Calabasas Nylon Cap. The extended bill and the fitted baseball style cap result in the perfect marriage of form and function. The Ivy Cove Blue/Green embroidered medallion adds just enough pop to carry this piece over the line of classic and into the realm of fashion.

Ivy Cove Venice Belt Bag $140

Going on a walk and need to carry just a few essentials? We got you covered. This convertible belt bag is one of the most versatile designs in the Ivy Cove collection. The Venice Belt Bag features a detachable and adjustable belt that can be worn around the waist or as a crossbody. The style can also be worn as a clutch without the belt. The bag is constructed of responsibly sourced leather and quality metal hardware for the best of design and luxury.

Gita Omri Size Beautiful T-Shirt $220

Taking steps for self care and really loving ourselves should be on everyone’s New Year’s resolution list. So wherever you are on your health journey toward feeling your best this year, give yourself a kind reminder that the size you are right now is beautiful. This cap sleeve tee promoting body positivity is designed by luxury fashion designer, Gita Omri, who says her collection is “not plus, not minus, just womenswear.” Gita says, “Don’t forget, if you don’t feel body positive 100% of time, don’t worry, none of us do. Be kind to yourself and start by appreciating your body, this in time will grow into love!” Her size inclusive collection is available for women of all sizes, 0-30.

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 bags to leather goods for the home, travel, lifestyle, pet accessories and even baby items all made with responsibly sourced leather and the finest, sustainable 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 size inclusive, luxury womenswear collection is available for women of all sizes, 0-30. “Not plus, not minus…just womenswear,” this is what her body positive, luxury 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