VERDAVAINNE’s presents Spring 2024 eveningwear collection at New York Fashion Week

Photography Credit: Elvia Gobbo

New York, NY — September 12, 2023

V E R D A V A I N N E, the esteemed luxury fashion brand, unveiled its Spring 2024 collection in a mesmerizing fashion presentation that left guests in awe. Held at the exquisite Casa Cipriani in downtown NYC, the event saw a distinguished audience of editors, stylists, influencers, and loyal clients gather for an intimate and unforgettable experience, designer Cyril Verdavainne’s debut as part of the official NYFW calendar.

The Spring 2024 collection by VERDAVAINNE is a celebration of bold eveningwear, featuring stunningly imagined silhouettes with voluminous skirts that captivate with their architectural structure and graceful movement. The collection also showcases oversized high-contrast patterns that demand attention, and elegant kimono-inspired, trapunto stitched belt detailing that added an exquisite touch of refinement to each ensemble.

The collection also focused on neckline treatments, from alluring halter styles that exuded elegance to romantic off-shoulder designs that offered a touch of provocative sophistication. Bold and strong shoulders were also a commanding statement. A highlight of the presentation was the collection’s finale, a breathtaking wedding gown in chalk white that featured a halter neckline and a self-appliqué sash made of delicate white poppy flower petals, creating an ethereal and romantic masterpiece akin to a moving marble sculpture.

Photography Credit: Elvia Gobbo

A statement from Cyril Verdavainne, the founder and designer of his eponymous label:

“I wanted to show something glamorous and generous in proportion but with clean, crisp lines. The use of colors was a must for me with the Neon Yellow, the Chartreuse, the Shameless Fuchsia Pink… it’s all about bringing fun to our clients’ wardrobes.”

Verdavainne continues, “Speaking of our clients, it was important for us to feature our gorgeous curvy ladies because they are here, they are very real, and they very much appreciate brands like VERDAVAINNE. I have been at this gig for a little while now, and I haven’t met a woman who is a straight size.”

“While I design a line every season, the brand sets itself apart and identifies as ‘custom’ and made to measure. The client gets to create, and for me, it is an opportunity to learn more about women and about the clothes they truly want to wear,” says the designer.

Photography Credit: Elvia Gobbo

VERDAVAINNE’s Spring 2024 presentation was all about embracing the bold, celebrating contrasts, and weaving elegance into every minute detail. The collection marked a true embodiment of the brand’s commitment to sophistication, creativity, and an unwavering dedication to delivering fashion that celebrates the unique beauty of every woman. The collection’s boldly proportioned silhouettes and subtle, yet forward detailing will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on both wearer and admirers alike.

Photography Credit: Elvia Gobbo


Founded in 2018 by Cyril Verdavainne, V E R D A V A I N N E is a luxury fashion brand dedicated to sustainable practices and the creation of handcrafted, sophisticated women’s eveningwear. Cyril’s 15 years in the industry, including his work with Carmen Marc Valvo, inspired a commitment to eco-conscious fashion and personalized custom designs that empower women. Rooted in his global fashion journey from Casablanca to New York City, VERDAVAINNE epitomizes sophistication, creativity, and a deep appreciation for the unique beauty of every woman.

Daniel Quintanilla

Ivy Cove’s 8 Fall 2023 Accessory Trends To Try That Will Elevate Any Outfit


Falling For Autumn Luxury

Fall is here! And this season, there are so many fun trends to try that will instantly update any outfit. From shoes to bags to belts, you can make your look stand out with the right accessory. Here are the 8 fashion trends that we’re going to see everywhere this fall from wearability/normcore 2.0,  fall floral appliques, metallics, art prints, furry footwear and house shoes/mules to bag trends like top handle, bucket bags and oversized totes. See below for a variety of stylish, luxury options for both men and women from Montecito brand, Ivy Cove, all handcrafted with sustainable materials and responsibly sourced leather.

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Wearability/Normcore 2.0

The quiet luxury trend is stronger than ever with a big movement toward wearable, everyday fashion and accessories made with quality materials. This season, invest in ultra wearable bags, belts and shoes (see mules below) that will instantly become staples in your closet. 

Fall Floral Appliques

Floral appliques have been dominating the runways this year. Add this rosette trend to your wardrobe with a statement belt or top handle bag embellished in pretty 3D blue and green florals. 

Art Prints and Chains

While quiet luxury is gaining more popularity, bold, art prints are simultaneously on the rise. So if you’re looking to stand out, opt an artistic print like the famous Parisian landmark, the Arc De Triomphe on a leather backpack, photographic imagery of the French Riviera on a belt bag or Fleur de France print on ballet slippers. Add ombre art designs to your closet with a statement belt, market tote or of the moment chain bags.


Metallics always feel like a classic choice for fall/winter but this season show off your waist with a statement gold belt and lean in to the hourglass silhouette trend that we’re going to be seeing everywhere.

Furry Footwear and House Shoes

Look stylish and feel super cozy with this furry footwear trend from faux shearling unisex slippers, rabbit fur sandals (yes, these are meant to be worn outside!) and pom pom slippers. House shoes are no longer just for the house. Elevate your entire look with these comfortable and easy to slip on mules that can take you from the office to running errands or lounging at home. 

Top Handle Bags

There’s something about holding onto the top handle of a bag that gives you a sense of power. We’re loving this modern ladylike trend from a dramatic, circular handle to a Bauhaus inspired tote.

Bucket and Shoulder Bags

Slouchy bags are gaining popularity to pair with your favorite pair of slouchy pants. Rock this trend with bucket or shoulder bags that you can keep close to you with all your essentials. 

Oversized Totes

Sometimes you just want your bag to fit everything you may need from your laptop and notebook to makeup pouch and an extra pair of shoes (plus phone, wallet, keys…the list goes on!). 


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Taylor Swift shows off Joseph Saidian and Sons Jewelry via Dorazio PR at VMA’s


Taylor Made

The best clients are the ones who not only are a return customer, but continue to make you proud, that’s what Taylor Swift did Tuesday night at the MTV VMA’s when she wore jewelry on loan to her for her 9 awards won by none other than Dorazio PR, who’s blessed with the gift that keeps on giving known as Taylor Swift, a continuing client of Dorazio PR, Taylor’s VMA jewelry in this latest transaction were from Joseph Saidian and Sons Jewelry.


All throughout the night, from red carpet, to VMA acceptance speeches, and after party, Taylor’s chosen Joseph Saidian and Sons Jewelry is vintage necklaces, rings, and bangles also identifying as vintage gold and diamond necklaces, and styled by Joseph Cassell and Venetia Kidd.

As readers know here on DANIEL PLUS LAUREN, Taylor Swift and Dorazio PR are a match made in heaven, Taylor’s last Dorazio PR connection happened on the set of her “Karma” music video for her remix with Ice Spice, where Taylor and Ice Spice were wearing Candy Ice Jewelry and Vera Belleza earrings.

Updated Added on 9/14/23: In this proudest moment for both Taylor Swift and Joseph Saidian and Sons Jewelry, a $12,000.00 Van Cleff ring that was on loan to Taylor Swift from Joseph Saidian and Sons Jewelry was dislodged during the VMA’s, and is currently being repaired according to Page Six, Joseph Saidian and Sons couldn’t be more proud that a true icon wore this ring as this unfortunate event happened.

Joseph Saidian and Sons are also followed by Kevan Hall Design on Instagram, who just walked New York Fashion Week, see both original and official Kevan Hall Design content up now on DANIEL PLUS LAUREN.

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OFFICIAL RELEASE: Kevan Hall Spring/ Summer 2024: Cote D’Azur


New York, NY — September 12, 2023

Renowned fashion designer Kevan Hall takes us on a journey through time and elegance with his latest collection for Spring Summer 2024. Titled “Cote d’Azur”, the collection draws inspiration from the refined and sophisticated era of Deauville, France, during the 1930s, where the epitome of fashion was showcased along the promenade by models donning the creations of leading designers. At Deauville, we also experience high jewelry first worn with a laidback casualness by wealthy socialites.

And just 1,335 kilometers Southeast is Cannes, synonymous with the red carpet and considered the biggest European runway for fashion and jewelry. The legacy of Deauville and the continued glamour of the Cannes Film Festival today, have combined to shape Hall’s trademark aesthetic that can be seen in every detail of his Spring 2024 Collection.

“Our journey begins with a look to a refined and elegant time in Deauville, the seaside resort in the northeast region of France. If one were in Deauville during the 1930s, they would have seen a continuous display of the best fashions,” Hall explains. “Deauville and Cannes’ rich legacy created by artists, designers, and the film industry is the inspiration for the Cote d’Azur collection.”

Among the standout looks was the Cote d’Azur grand plaid column bustier with a side slit. This piece exuded timeless elegance with its over-sized graphic pattern, while the bustier top added a touch of modernity. The daring side slit revealed just the right amount of leg, making it a perfect choice for a sophisticated evening affair.

Another striking ensemble was the Multi floral bouquet sequin gown. This look effortlessly combined vibrancy with sophistication, making a certain must have for the 2024 Red Carpet season. Its impeccable tailoring and flattering silhouette made it a standout piece that perfectly captured the spirit of the Kevan Hall show with every stitch. These looks, among others, showcased Kevan Hall’s masterful craftsmanship and ability to merge classic and contemporary elements into stunning fashion statements. All shoes were from Nina Shoes and elegantly elevated each ensemble, adding a final flourish of style and sophistication to the collection.


Adding to the allure of this season’s collection is a collaborative partnership with Chatham, a luxury brand renowned for its laboratory-grown gemstones and diamond jewelry. Chatham’s commitment to merging art and science has made them leaders in the industry, with a history spanning over 80 years. The brand’s innovative approach to replicating natural gem-growing conditions has resulted in a unique collection that ranges from classic to contemporary.

The Spring Summer 2024 Collection: Cote d’Azur showcasedthe designer’s continued dedication to timeless elegance, innovation, and storied inspiration. This collection is a celebration of the rich heritage of France’s legendary Riviera, merged with the visionary creativity of Kevan Hall and the exceptional craftsmanship of Chatham jewels.


Detroit-born, Kevan Hall’s fashion passion ignited in childhood, maturing into a haute couture innovator redefining glamour for a new era. He revitalized Halston as Design and Creative Director from 1998 to 2000, dressing luminaries like Celine Dion and Charlize Theron. Launching his own line in 2001, Hall’s philosophy emphasizes pure style, impeccable tailoring, and sleek silhouettes.

Awards including the Gold Coast Fashion Award and “Stylemaker of the Year” highlight his impact. Hall’s TV appearances, lectures at esteemed institutions, and leadership in initiatives like Black Design Collective underscore his influence. Today, his enduring collections cement Kevan Hall as a heritage brand of timeless elegance.


Chatham masterfully combines art and science. They are the leading luxury brand in laboratory-grown gemstones and diamond jewelry, offering unique designs ranging from classic to contemporary.

Chatham is the original architect of the gem-growing industry. Over 80 years ago, Carroll Chatham introduced the world to laboratory grown emeralds. By duplicating the conditions deep within the earth, his laboratory succeeded in growing a variety of the finest gems over the course of a year’s time. A discovery so unique, it remains a secret to this day. Today, Chatham is recognized as the industry leader in luxury lab grown gemstones and diamond jewelry.

Read up original content on Kevan Hall Design at New York Fashion Week here on DANIEL PLUS LAUREN

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Victor DeSouza catwalks spring/summer 2024 at New York Fashion Week


A Cozy Stay

If you’ve ever come to New York City and have stayed for the night or longer, the hotel experience alone is second to none, with its warm and inviting accommodations made possible by the furnishings, drapery, and bedding, all making you feel like a king or queen at best, those same fabrics and textures used to put together an incredible hotel experience got a runway experience tonight at 3 West Club here in New York in Manhattan when Victor DeSouza had is runway show tonight with hotel room inspired fabrics for spring and summer 2024 that gets your vacations off to a pleasant start.


Victor’s line was inspired by the sirens which are mermaids, equal to women who went to the resort and the beach, and while there they got beauty tips, and they bought souvenirs from their local merchants, many of the fabrics were inspired by what Victor saw on the beach, Victor used all European fabrics such as silk satins, dutch satins, embroidered fabrics, silver/ navy boucle, embroidered silks, demask.


Color palette for the season were navy, yellow, light blue, peach, and ivory, silhouettes included crop jackets with extremely short shorts, lots of peplum jacket tops with details including ruffle tops and peplum bottoms, lots of embellishments on the tops, including beading and embroidery.


With any resort vacation destination, you need the perfect scent to set the tone and mood, Victor offers up his own signature perfume called “Navitus Parfums X Victor DeSouza”, the beach calls for a light, airy, and breezy scent to give you the power to take on your resort destination without disrupting the scents of the beach of your chosen destination, you can buy at the highlighted links being Navitus Parfums X Victor bDeSouza, and in person at Osswald NYC.


Envisioning yourself in resort/ hotel/ tourist inspired spring and summer 2024 is a great destination to travel to as you encounter the locals and the local habits you inherit where you travel to, those aspects stay with you beyond your plane ride home, entering into your everyday life, the hotel furniture, furnishings, and drapery stay with you for the rest of your life like you’ve never seen with Victor DeSouza, which you can see for yourself in the link here with this made to order collection.

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Diana Mohyl, Attorney At Law, PC: What are the New York Maintenance Guidelines?


Are you looking for a straight forward chart which provides simple guidelines which allow litigants to estimate how much spousal support / maintenance a Court might award? In New York such a chart exists. It is applicable to final awards of maintenance not interim pendente lite awards granted during ongoing litigation. Although it is not mandatory, it tends to be followed. See, NY DRL sec 236B: 

Here it is: 

Length of marriage – % of length of the marriage for which maintenance will be payable

0 up to and including 15 years 15% – 30%

More than 15 up to and including 20 years 30% – 40%

More than 20 years 35% – 50%

Of course this is not the only thing that is relevant to a determination of spousal support otherwise known as maintenance. There are 15 post-divorce maintenance factors which are used in the analysis See DRL§236B(6)(E)(1). Generally the factors are used to analyze the actual needs of the spouse, their standard of living they are accustomed to and the acts of the monied spouse such as interfering with the ability to earn and wasteful dissipation of property. The court also uses a mathematical formula into which it imputes each spouse’s income to calculate the actual award. An online calculator is available here

If you are interested in obtaining advice about your divorce contact Diana Mohyi Attorney at Law for a consultation.

Daniel Quintanilla

(PRESS RELEASE) FASHINNOVATION – 9th Worldwide Talks, kicking off NYFW


New York, NY (September 12, 2023)

On September 6th, just before the start of another New York Fashion Week, FASHINNOVATION assembled various industry players at the LECTRA Innovation Center to discuss entrepreneurship, innovation & sustainability in fashion.

The event, hosted by FASHINNOVATION, gathered entrepreneurs, designers, c-suites, celebrities and fashion enthusiasts in a day-long event that mixed with different panels and networking moments. 

One of the key parts of the day, was the “Pitch Competition” which has been held at every Fashinnovation event from its conception in 2018 – Gary Wassner, President of Hilldun Corporation (host of the competition), announced Sana Raheem, Founder & CEO of SAAHN the winner.

Amongst the speakers, FASHINNOVATION welcomed Kenneth Cole, Sutton Stracke – Founder of Sutton Brands & Reality Celebrity from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Dana Thomas – Journalist & NY Times Bestselling Author, Alexandre Birman – CEO of Arezzo and Founder of Birman, Áwet Woldegebriel – Founder of Awet NY, Alexandre Pavao – Designer, and many others!

Aside from the talks and industry networking, guests had the chance to learn of sustainable & innovative emerging brands as well as tech companies.

For those who want to tune in to the talks globally, the entire event will be digitally streamed on September 14th – find the full agenda & register here:

The 9th Fashinnovation Worldwide Talks, physically gathered over 800 individuals – stay tuned as there’s much more to come as Fashinnovation continues on the journey of connecting the fashion industry globally with a focus on innovation & entrepreneurship!

Daniel Quintanilla

Preview: VICTOR dE SOUZA SS24 Siren & Muses Collection


New York, NY (September 11, 2023)

Ahead of tonight’s (9/12/23) Victor DeSouza runway presentation, here’s an idea of what you’ll be experiencing with his spring and summer 2024 collection, sent by LA Presse PR.

Journey to an awe-inspiring retreat in a picturesque Italian costal town, where siren enchantresses orchestrate a captivating extravaganza as they divulge their treasures in a lively marketplace. Brace yourself to be enthralled by an assemblage that transcends the boundaries of actuality, beckoning you to submerge yourself in a novel cosmos that coexists harmoniously with our own. Unleash your creativity and luxuriate in the sheer ecstasy of an imagination materialized.

The color story are mixes of hues from traditional costal resort pallets such as white, dark navy, denim blue black mixed with tones of the sea such as corals, mints, pale florals, dusty pinks and roses adorned with barnaclesk lace as well as coral like trimmings. Any and all metals are gold with smattering of pearls cascaded throughout.

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COTERIE Announces Denim Lineup, Key Domestic and International Contemporary Brands at the September Edition


NEW YORK, NY / September 11, 2023

COTERIE New York, Informa Markets bi-annual wholesale fashion event gathering a global audience of retailers, brands, stylists and fashion experts to preview next seasons contemporary and advanced contemporary women’s apparel, footwear and accessories, returns to the Javits Center, September 19-21.

COTERIE showcases innovative developments in fashion, immersive experiences and a renewed focus on brand discovery seen through emerging, curated communities. COTERIE unites the advanced contemporary community to converge in the city renowned for fashion and expression.

A keystone category and a renewed focal point of COTERIE is the premium denim lineup consisting
of Moussy Vintage, AG Jeans, DL1961, Hudson, Triarchy, Favorite Daughter and Wrangler returning to the forefront to highlight new styles, washes and cuts, aligning with current trending denim-on-denim sets, knee-length shorts, denim maxi skirts and denim deconstructed jackets. Sustainable denim brands highlighted this season include REDCARD, upper hights and Triarchy, presenting innovative materials and recycled fabrics.

“The return of premium denim is such an integral part of COTERIE this September. COTERIE is synonymous with the launch of multiple companies who were part of the premium denim boom in the 2000’s and we are pleased to be able to offer such a strong selection of returning names like AG and Hudson who are part of our history as well as welcoming new and innovative brands,” says Kelly Helfman, President, Informa Markets Fashion. “Denim will always be a classic and timeless category and offering a strong range of options is of ongoing importance.”

The new era of COTERIE continues to evolve to offer the latest discoveries in emerging brands. GALLERY, a focused area highlighting a portfolio of brands that represent the new guard of contemporary women’s fashion, reflects a celebratory gathering of New York based businesses that have harnessed specific visions into admirable brands. GALLERY includes Aknvas, Batsheva, Chillhouse, Louise New York, ONIA, Arianne Elmy, Ranjana Khan, Suzanne Rae and WeWoreWhat.

COTERIE New York sheds light on sustainability, fashion technology and community through panel discussions featuring fashion experts and leaders covering important industry issues. Attendees can learn from experts through daily panels, including The New Rules of Brand Building to inform on the importance of brand voice and communicating values and purpose as much as aesthetic identity and product provenance. This panel will include interviews with three leading designers on how to build a business and reimagine creative practices to reflect evolving consumer sentiment and behavior.

In the continuing partnership with Arcadia Earth, COTERIE presents an immersive experience that includes animations and virtual reality content illuminating the six stages of denim development: replacing cotton, replacing polyester, reducing synthetic indigo, improving treatments and finishes, recycling water and lastly digitizing designs and samples. AG Jeans will also be part of the focus highlighting sustainability on the expert led panel featuring Triarchy, accompanying the interactive experience and reinforcing the importance of quality and sustainable denim.

COTERIE is known for bringing brands from across the globe, this September buyers have access to Nostrasantissima, Nine in the Morning, Viola & Vesper from Italy to Filiarmi from Türkiye, French brands Call it by Your Name, MANOUSH and Berenice. South Korea highlights contemporary
brands 02 Armoire, Holy Number 7, People of the World, AYU, The Studio K and Cream Breeze. Greece showcases a strong lineup of brands Antheris, Coocu, C-THROU, Handprint Dream Apparel, Haris Cotton, Kallisto & Hermes, Kasia, Katia Panteli Luxury Swimwear, Loomcode, MaurizioMykonos, MENTI, Nema Resort Wear, and Brazilian brands Marina Bitu and Ammi highlight resort inspired fashion.

COTERIE also features a robust footprint this season as brands from Europe, Asia, South and Central America continue established and emerging collections. Returning on a large scale, the resort and swim section consists of 70 brands, ARANAZ, Verandah, Juliett Dunn, Carolina Santo
Domingo, Nammu, Timeless Pearly, Calypso St. Barth and Gapaz. Additionally, a new area on the show floor dedicated to evening wear, cocktail attire and gowns features Mac Duggal and Sabina Bilenko as stores look to incorporate evening wear into next season’s assortments.

Retailers confirmed to attend COTERIE New York
include Anthropologie, Bloomingdale’s, Shopbop, Julian Gold, Gus Mayer, Monkees, Saks Fifth Avenue, Four Seasons, The Westside, Four Seasons Resorts, Joan Shepp, Nordstrom and Holt Renfrew.

Please follow @coterieshow to keep up to date with COTERIE New York.

Register for COTERIE New York at

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Kevan Hall spring/ summer 2024 collection with Chatham Jewelry at New York Fashion Week


Beauty Across Rockefeller

Rockefeller Center here in New York City is iconic for holding residence to iconic brands, businesses, media companies, and performance venues, it also allows the opportunity for New York Fashion Week for designers such as Kevan Hall today to walk his spring and summer 2024, across from Rockefeller Center at the 3 West Club, where this runway presentation also worked with iconic jewelry brand, Chatham Jewelry.


Kevan Hall’s statement making gowns are made for you to make a grand entrance at the charity gala, styles of gowns are crinkle chiffon halter dress, bustier gowns with lace florals, floral bouquet sequin dress with illusion back, tangerine off the shoulder 1950’s style, off the shoulder dress with full skirt, silk chiffon gown with lace floral appliqué, bustier gowns with bows; luscious such as rose, sky blue, tangerine, coral, peridot, jade, and peridot/ turquoise; many of his fabrics were custom made in Europe before getting sent to Los Angeles and New York where they were manufactured, consisting of silk chiffon, satin, lace, sequin, lace illusion, and organza.


One of Kevan Hall’s key sponsors, Chatham Jewelry, accessorized the model’s gowns with lab grown diamonds, blue sapphires, emeralds, and gemstones to capture Kevan Hall’s vision of womenswear that transports you to the French Riviera of the 1930’s and onto the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, creating an opulent moment so far here at New York Fashion Week.


Kevan Hall’s couture gowns will be absolutely stunning for the special moment in your life, you can also enhance your beauty with lab grown stones from Chatham Jewelry as you go to to place your order.

Daniel Quintanilla & Patricia Ann Parenti