Negris LeBrum once again made a tremendous comeback Saturday night at New York Fashion Week down here in lower Manhattan just off of Canal Street where Negris got into the comfort zone of his Fall and Winter 2023-24 collection, featuring an array of black/ white, bright colors, and heavy knits with solid dresses and pantsuits.
High quality, classic heavy black and white knits inspired by the year 1987, clothes geared toward the career woman of the eighties, now used in present day for dressy day events such as bridal showers, business lunches, speaking engagements, bar mitzvahs, and baptisms.
A classic collection of tailored velvet jackets, pants, and skirts for evening or holiday dressing, teal plays a heavy role in this shaded pantsuit light and dark from head to toe; also place your attention on the gold, black, and white found together on one knit sweater, or on knit dresses 100 percent white or gold influenced by the 1930’s and the 1960’s.
NL Luxury Sock Capsule (Collaboration With Nigel Barker)
Complementing Negris LeBrum’s classic knitwear, resembling an array of knit patterns, Negris introduces high quality compression socks, socks not only good at keeping the water surrounding your joints regulated from blocking blood flow, Negris LeBrum took this opportunity to make compression socks not only healthy for your joints, but went crazy at creating 77 different designs and colors that go hand and hand with Negris FW23-24 knits, as well as previous season collections which were shown off the night before in the same spot on 52 Walker Street in New York City; the woman in the orange is a famous model, Debbie Dickinson, who modeled 45 years ago, made a comeback onto New York Fashion Week with a go-go look for Negris in both dress and socks.
For all ages and occasions, Negris LeBrum makes a beautiful collection of clothing for the everyday woman.
Collaboration: Daniel Quintanilla & Patricia Ann Parenti
Anthony Rubio presented a sparkling collection of canine and feline men’s and women’s evening wear, all happening tonight at Art Hearts Fashion here in New York’s Lower East Side (LES) at a historic synagogue, how home to the Angel Orensanz Center.
The collection was mainly about glittering evening wear and sequin fabrics in such emerald green, ruby and gold mix, black and gold mix, ruby and gold mix, emerald and turquoise mix; the fabrics were mainly sequins or sequins on illusion in style such as chic dress and column gowns, the links were mini, midi, and maxi.
The small pets were held in the arms of the models, and the big dogs strutted the runway on leashes, all the pets were delighted to be on the catwalk; the pets were matching the models.
Anthony Rubio will make matching outfits for both men and women, and cats and dogs.
New York Men’s Day held its annual event of designers with sponsor, Cross Eyes Moose, and organizer, Agentry PR, dedicated to menswear on late Friday afternoon, over at Daylight Studios here in midtown Manhattan, where a fresh perspective on menswear thanks to yarns and colors playing a pivotal role on how men are finding themselves for Fall & Winter 2023-2024.
This season, BULUN theme titled “SADNESS VERSUS BEAUTY”, takes the Italian yarns it uses to make beautiful knits to stress an important message, mental health, it’s common amongst our population, as well as with Designer, Bean Ratchapol Ngaongam, who has someone in his family going with mental health issues, this health crisis is laid out in the holes found in multiple pieces of Bulun, and colors are used as a positive balance against the epidemic of mental health we now suffer from.
CROSS EYED MOOSE
Making their NYMD debut, and designed here in New York City, Cross Eyed Moose was born in the city, made for the wild, looking at the outdoor life, and the urban market at the same time, the collection is water-resistant, moisture-wicked, anti-wrinkle, and drip dry, with Sherpa reversible nylon vest, parachute pants has lots of pants to hold your gadgets, sizes are small to extra large, and prices range from $98 to $139.
This is a season where we pay homage, those who have played the role of the hero, not just the finest, the bravest, and frontline workers who are on the job 24/7 protecting lives here in NYC, all across the country, and around the globe, but heroes who we admire since we were born, superheroes, Nicholas Raefski, makes the upcoming FW23/24 about Superman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Panther, and such in knit sweaters, leather jackets, patterns, and colors used to address also the John Lennons we’ve come to admire and hold in our hearts, this New York City based brand uses a yarn maker also here in NYC to see which yarns and fabrics work to convey the heros, and colors to embody who that hero is.
“The Returned”, this FW23/24 theme created by Birkindy and Marusya Tamboura, focuses on a collection of clothing that’s green and sustainable, made in Brooklyn with fabric from Africa and around the world, a collection using vivid colors, loose silhouettes found in jackets, shirts, and pants.
This edition of New York Men’s Day by Cross Eyed Moose with Agentry PR puts emphasis on the comeback, as well as bringing awareness to health issues hurting our population, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel if we continue to express the struggle we’re facing with life after COVID, and struggling just to deal with what’s in front of us thanks to mental illness, but we look for the hero who protects us, and the hero of pop culture to make us a better hero to others, and everyday to you, to rise from the last 3 years.
Collaboration: Daniel Quintanilla & Patricia Ann Parenti
Fashinnovation, founded by Jordana & Marcelo Guimarães: today held its 8th Worldwide Talks, but for the first time, held it in person here at The Oculus at World Trade Center, down in The Canvas 3.0 NFT space, where the future of the fashion industry has given fashion in its current state a rude awakening, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality will indeed disrupt and upend all moving parts of fashion, from sizing, to clothing, to models, all of the above.
Senior Reporter, Dominic-Madori Davis, of TechCrunch, did a live discussion with WAYE Founder, Sinead Bovell, revealing how fashion will be a whole new industry once AI & AR are done disrupting it, expect to see new types of clothing like smart clothing, detecting a person’s body stats, measurements, weight, and health, plus see an ever-growing presence of smart glasses, giving you the power to find out needs and wants in a whole new way.
The bad news in what will be a watershed moment for fashion finally, and almost like the ending of the A24 film, “Midsommar”, but nothing drastic as that film’s horrific ending, the most horrific part of AI/ AR’s invasion we’ll see are the end of smart phones, thanks to smart technology evolving from the iPhone to other items and clothing in our lives.
There’s even more seismic change coming to fashion through AI/ AR, once smart body detection gets perfected, accessible, and ready for market, AI/ AR (Avatar) models will also be created, allowing you to see how a model looks in your right size when buying clothes you want and need, eliminating the need for human models, let alone supermodels.
Throughout this seismic shirt that’s coming to the fashion industry, there will be new jobs and opportunities on the horizon, ranging for all shapes, sizes, ages, and races young and old, one part of the population that’s in need of encouragement is the young black men and women of the United States of America, Actor, Activist, and. Entrepreneur, Malik Yoba, addressed the importance of entrepreneurship being stressed upon the Black community, especially those young black kids being raised in impoverished parts of New York City, and other major cites across the country.
Malik Yoba, a New York City native from the South Bronx and Harlem, knew from a very young age how not everything in New York City looked the same, knowing the true difference between black, and white, most done by design, red zoned to keep the black man down all his life, Malik is best known for his 90’s role in the FOX hit crime drama, “New York Undercover”, he’s also the owner of his very own Real Estate development company, Yoba Development, where he uses his life long passion for property development, and his experience as an entrepreneur from a very young age, to better boroughs like the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan where Harlem is, to improve the quality of life for all black people young and old, making the neighborhoods they live in much better, giving young people a piece of the pie to be their own millionaires one day.
Thanks to the power of NFT’s, the possibilities of Artificial Intelligence/ Augmented Reality, and the optimistic look at what the future could be if we empower all young people, especially the Black population to be the next great coding extraordinaire that turns into a billionaire, brands here at Fashinnovation such as Daniela Uribe, Decosta Verde, Modern Natured, and Kara Mac Shoes seen in image order starting at the line in pictures set in 4 up above are and will continue to enjoy consumer success, because of the unlimited talent these brand designers, sellers, and makers dispense day in and day out, so that we all can share in the experience of beautiful fashion, and self-made success, without anything standing in its way.
Let’s start with the simple idea, you wanna be a star, you want the lead role, and you want to strut the red carpet, in all those dreams, there’s only one way to pull it off, body awareness, and super-enhancement that shows off the best you that you can pull off possible, but there’s only one way to look good in that little black dress for you movie premiere or The Academy Awards, it’s not old by no means, but it is bold, and definitely the answer, it’s the girdle, a fast and easy answer found here today at Curve New York by the original answer for the Hollywood stars, it’s Rago New York, the makers of the girdle that works.
Defined as the original shapewear for those who need to be red carpet ready, Rago New York has been doing girdles right since 1945, Rago New York builds its girdle on strong construction, an extra firm garment that also can be very comfortable responding to the call of duty for Hollywood’s big scene on and off set, America and the world also turn to Rago New York for beautiful detailed design with their girdle, cementing the fact that shapewear as it’s called now doesn’t have to be just black and beige, just look at the beautiful lace detail met mesh along with silk, watch out for the lovely patterns canvased on red bras, panties, and brassieres, women definitely feel confident wearing Rago New York for their big moment if not in Hollywood, but their very important special occasion, like Prom, or Wedding.
Shooting a television series and a movie for any actress whether in Hollywood or here in New York City requires long hours on set, weeks or months at a time, countless hours are spent getting each scene right, supporting actors and even background actors know the drill, and know the grime it takes to shoot just one scene, you wake up first thing at 3 a.m. or earlier, and it can go non-stop till the wee hours the next day, sometimes numerous night shoots take a toll on one’s mind, and body especially, either way, there’s very little time to stay within your archaic rhythm (no sleep), or even find the time to workout, lift weights, or even go out for a run if you can’t get up to run before your call time.
The result is actors gain weight outside their normal routine that’s non-existent, and it comes time for your big scene, then it’s the red carpet, production makes their first call to Rago New York, providing the best girdle (shapewear) with the strongest and most comfortable construction there is to take off 2 dress sizes in a matter of seconds, showing off your curves in the most flattering and perfect way a women can come to be satisfied, leaving Hollywood and the American people wanting more from their favorite actresses.
All this week, everybody in the fashion industry is going to feel the pain of their waistline’s adding extra inches thanks to salt and booze, and no sleep, from extra small to 15XL, Rago New York are girdles that work, a design, fit, and quality driven company on a mission to shape the female figure in the most flattering and comfortable way, Rago New York has been featured on “Dr. Oz”, “O: The Oprah Magazine”, New York Post, InStyle Magazine, Glamour Magazine, and ABC’s “The View”; scripted dramas such as “The Notorious Betty Page”, and “Mad Men” have used Rago New York not only for red carpet, but for shooting those iconic scenes which require dresses from the 1960’s to be worn in the most beautiful way possible.
There’s only one place that Rago New York is designed, and manufactured, right here in New York City, a local garment company with a global strategy, bringing in clients from around the world, high waist panties shape your midriff, absolutely no rollover thanks to flexible support, shape your waist, hips, derrière, and thighs in just seconds, flatten your tummy thanks to no bulk lines, the Parisian lace design fabric contours your body, gripper lace prevents leg ride up, and The Contour Circle Shaping Bands are exclusive to Rago New York.
Not only do you get a girdle that works, but a girdle that knows no time limit, nor seasonal trends, it’s absolutely timeless to look extraordinarily beautiful for your big Hollywood moment, and even your big mainstream America moment that’s once in a lifetime, you will love the countless beautiful designs offered by Rago New York, silk that is fun to wear, panties that are effectively beautiful, and beautifully designed pieces that also earn the right to be worn by themselves.
Here at NY NOW at the Javits Center in New York City’s Hudson Yards, the comforts of home are immediately felt with all the sights of dishes, kitchen faves such as cheeseboards, warm and stylish sweaters, pop culture icons sticking on your refrigerator, and handbags that know no season and go on for years on end, NY NOW on Sunday brought in an already harvested fine jewel thanks to its fame from “Oprah’s Favorite Things”, where these pieces of clothing and home decor make this planet a lot more breathable, it’s “Cozy Earth”, making 100 percent of bamboo to make your life better.
There are times where the fastest fashion trending any given season is just not feasible in your daily life, because you simply don’t feel like being cold in thin fabrics, you need a fabric that makes you feel good all the time, no overheating, and no extra layers required, that’s where Cozy Earth lands on solid ground with their own patented woven bamboo collection of loungewear that’s a level up from lingerie, cool fabrics that soft to the touch, and no one else can claim this one-of-a-kind fabric is their’s except Cozy Earth.
This is fabric that’s so cool, that it was handpicked as “Oprah’s Favorite Things” 5 years in a row, men and women will love taking this uniquely created bamboo loungewear also out for a test drive, going on errands, meeting up with friends, even going into work with bamboo loungewear that won’t make you tired while you’re on the job, days at the office can be wonderful, and the night shift can go by smoothly without you winking an eye.
Day or night, you can take that same Cozy Earth patented woven bamboo collection, and layer it over your mattress, because Cozy Earth offers bamboo bedding, consisting of bamboo sheets, pillowcases, and comforters; the secret to the love affair the world has with bamboo is one, it looks good, two, it’s versatile to improve the look and quality of your home in rugs, home decor, and furniture, and three, bamboo can also be worn, the sustainability of bamboo doesn’t stop there, bamboo has cooling properties that keep your body cool and dry, without heating you up or making you sweaty and tired, and without losing a moment of sleep all night with Cozy Earth’s woven bamboo bedding.
Cozy Earth’s woven bamboo also extends beyond loungewear and bedding, Cozy Earth offers tote bags made in 100 percent patented woven bamboo fashion, coming in golf bag/ duffel bag style and briefcase style to fit all your Cozy Earth items like Cozy Earth loungewear when you’re traveling, and wearing Cozy Earth during a flight to and from your destination and even to the airport are vital if you have to deal with travel headaches like cancelled flights and/ or over-extended layovers.
The season may be Fall/ Winter 2023-2024 that’s on display here at NY NOW, but Cozy Earth’s wholly own bamboo filled with loungewear, bedding, and tote bags are always in season no matter what time of year it is or 5 years from now, Cozy Earth is the bamboo you definitely want to invest in, your quality of life will improve, and it all starts with the right bedding for 8 hours sleep at night.
It’s the beginning of a new week, and the first full week of February here in New York City, today’s also the first day of Curve Expo’s Fall/ Winter 2023 and 2024 trade show that’s best known for fine lingerie, intimates, beachwear, and activewear from a collection of established brands and new brands alike, it’s also that part of February where we’re just a few days away from New York Fashion Week, but lingerie is always in fashion 24/7/365 as Louisa Bracq proves with their lingerie collections beautiful on women, and now have their own men’s lingerie.
Louisa Bracq is strictly a French lingerie brand staying true to the heart and soul of intimates such as bras and panties, there’s no shortage of sexiness in the utmost fashion for FW23/24 as these French manufactured intimates are all about olive green, black with green patterns, true red pieces, black, and blue options that cater to a woman who’s color palette is not only robust with traditional solids, but chooses lingerie that’s true to the size which Louisa Bracq produces their collections at, knowing she’s got the perfect figure to wear Louisa Bracq without catering, or requiring alterations.
Louisa Bracq also has a line of Spring and Summer 2023 ready to be worn for those hot Summer nights where nothing but bras and panties can be worn thanks to the high heat and humanity that rages on throughout the day, Summer colors of pink, peach, and off-white with various colorful design patterns are what’s at play for this Summer, combining mesh, silk, and textured lace design to give you Summer intimates to match the build up of moisture, hazy days, and evenings filled with thunderstorms with arousing moments with your man, yourself, and with your ladies.
Men’s lingerie for the last couple seasons have received much more attention than it has in the past, thanks to the growing market of gender-neutral awareness where both man and woman are no longer separated from each other, but now act as one in promoting fashion, Louisa Bracq takes up this new focus by designing men’s lingerie in the truest male aesthetics possible, FW23/24 offers up patterns like silver chains laid out over a canvas of black, while wavy shades of blue also on black take center stage with straight up white, black, blue, and orange solids as one for men’s briefs, 6 inch boxers, 3 inch boxers, and V-Neck long sleeve t-shirts with silky material that inspires to most fit men to modify their workout routine even more, as well as their already perfect diet.
To the right of this young lady who shows off the lovely parts of Louisa Bracq’s FW23/24 collection, Louisa’s already timeless pieces for this coming FW23/24, SS23, and previous, introduces season-less pieces that you can wear no matter if it’s Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer, but more importantly, next year, 2 years from now, or however long you want to wear Louisa Bracq’s timeless pieces without worrying about what the next trend for next season is.
Louisa Bracq, this France born and France manufacturer of the finest lingerie in the world, takes its collection of bras, panties, and other intimate apparels, and answers the demand of women wanting beautiful lingerie that’s produced at the very highest quality, and also making their true to fit traditional pre-sized lingerie that holds up the lingerie high-end standard, who want sexy lingerie with high-quality fabrics, but improve comfort by implementing new stretch technology for better comfort of beautiful intimates, and have arrived at bringing awareness to men’s lingerie for men that love to experience the excitement women get when buying intimates for themselves, while staying true to a men’s body aesthetics that don’t compromise men’s comfort or effort in any way.
Leslie Shampaine’s 84-minute feature documentary CALL ME DANCER will have its world premiere at Santa Barbara International Film Festival(in juried competition for Best Documentary) on February 9th followed by the East Coast premiere as the Opening Night film at Dance on Camera Festival at Film at Lincoln Center, the longest-running dance film festival in the world, on February 10th.
The film is looking for distribution in North America, the U.K., South Asia, and other regions of the world.
International pop icon, singer and songwriter Jay Sean executive produced CALL ME DANCER because the story resonated with his own; as a British-Indian, Sean’s parents wanted him to pursue medicine rather than his dream of becoming a singer.
In English and Hindi (with English subtitles), the film’s lead protagonist is Manish Chauhan, a young and talented street dancer from Mumbai who is struggling against his parents’ insistence that he follow a traditional path because they are counting on their only son to support them.
When he secretly attends an inner-city dance school and accidentally walks into a ballet class, he meets Yehuda, a curmudgeonly 70-year-old Israeli teacher, and a hunger develops within him.
Ambitious and passionate, Manish is determined to make it as a professional dancer, but the odds are stacked against him.
This is a heart-warming and uplifting story of struggle and tenacity, family, culture, rebellion, and an unlikely friendship.
Filmed in India, the United Kingdom, Israel, and the United States, the documentary features TWO original songs by Jay Sean, music by Bangladeshi American hip-hop artist Anik Khan, and a score by award-winning, British-Indian composer Nainita Desai.
This Gender Fluid and Menswear Tradeshow was held January 24 – 25, 2023 at Iron 23 in NYC. The beauty of this show is that you wouldn’t find too many established brands. Clothing and accessories were featured by new and up and coming designers which was a great idea because as a “Fashion Industry Pro” I feel stores and websites need to feature new products with a fresh perspective on fashion. On the mannequins are Gender Neutral trends alongside some traditional men’s styles from many designers that show on New York Mens Day which is part of New York Fashion Week. For more information on this show WWW.PROJECTFASHIONEVENTS.COM
I walked the aisles of Project New York to gather what I felt are the newest trends in the market. Sneakers are newest in Metalicas, glitter and a heavy platform sole. Denim is looking fresh in patchwork, embroidery and cropped jackets. Man skirts continue for the fashion forward guy. Pants look fresh with side slits but for the most part skinny legs are still in.
OLD SOUL FASHION
A unique and beautiful collection of jackets and pants totally handmade in India and designed by Shravan Kummar. These luxurious fabrics are hand woven in the designer’s own facility. Fabrics used are cotton, linen, hemp and cotton and silk blends with cotton linings and wood buttons. Just look at those lush colors in wines, olives, blues and ivory and know that all the dyes are sustainable and fabric/garments are dyed by hand. The wine and olive jackets in the lower left corner of the photo are ombre dyed by hand also. All the embroidery and surface ornamentation is all put on by hand by Artisans that have been preserving this craft for over 100 years. The dying, embroidery and sewing skills are all handed down in families from generation to generation. Prices for collection are $300.00 – $1,000.00 in sizes 38 – 40 – 42 for jackets and pants. All these statement blazers would dress up a pair of skinny jeans and get you noticed by others. To buy these unique items. WWW.OLDSOULFASHION.COM
FREE AND EASY
Now for some street fashion that is totally Gender Neutral. Easy, colorful and fun pieces that can be worn by anyone. Designed by Kevin and Ron that were raised in Los Angeles, California with the music business. They wanted to re-create their childhood beach scene in creating this collection. The concept of this line is taken from skateboarding, surfboarding and the music culture of the city. Everything is made in Los Angeles in mom-and-pop factories so they getting the best quality production possible all while giving people in that great city jobs. What attracted me to this booth was the use of color. Hats retail $40.00 and sweatshirts are $200.00. Go shop WWW.FREEANDEASY.COM
The owner of the brand is Ammar who is from Pakistan and is now a Professor at Parsons School of Design in NYC. The slogan of this collection is about Craft, Cause and Community. The craft part is utilizing artisans from Pakistan to take scraps of washed denim and make into a patchwork fabric as seen in the top of the phone. Another craft is to take scraps of jersey and fleece to make jackets as seen on the bottom right in the photo. The cause is a mission to put 50% of profits of the company in schools in Pakistan. Community is using dead stock fabrics made in Pakistan. The same item is never made 2X. Sizes are XS – XXL with a price range of $88.00 – $225.00. To buy this collection in NYC go to Artist and Fleas in Chelsa Market at 10th Avenue and 15th Street in Manhattan, open every day from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Can’t get to NYC than shop the website. WWW.ONE432.COM
UGLY DUKLYN CO
Francis London started the company because in 11th grade in New Jersey he got picked on by his classmates because he came from Africa. He then read the book “The Ugly Duckling” and identified with it so much that he names his company after it. This is a premium streetwear brand that is Gender Neutral. Frances designed the camouflage print that comes in pink, orange, purple and military green in genuine leather duffle bags with shoulder straps that come with a matching scarf that retails for $800.00 and wallets that come in a gift box retailing at $350.00. A clever idea is the boarder of the scarf is repeated in the lining of the bag and wallet. The hoodie is in the military green camouflage print for $100.00 and can be seen in the top right-hand side of the photo. Puffer jackets come with a matching drawstring bag with slogans “Be Ugly or Be Normal”, to tote the jacket around with when it’s too hot to wear it. Sizes S – XXL with a retail of $450.00. Again, caring out his Ugly Duklyn theme are duffle bags/wallets where one side is a duck print and the other side is a swan print as worn by the designer himself in the upper right corner of the photo. To go buy this fun collection of matching items WWW.UGLYDUKLYN.COM
Today, IMG announced its lineup of designer runway shows and programming for Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW): The Experience. Taking place from 15 – 19 Mayat Carriageworks, AAFW: The Experience gives consumers exclusive access to designer shows and events on the official AAFW schedule. Tickets are limited and available now at AAFW.com.au.
“This year’s five day program features Australia’s most exciting designers showcasing their creativity on the Asia-Pacific’s biggest global fashion stage,” stated Natalie Xenita, Vice President-Managing Director of IMG Fashion Events and Properties, Asia-Pacific. “The consumer integrated Fashion Week model was pioneered right here in Australia, and the line-up of runway shows and experiences offers fashion fans an unrivalled opportunity to experience the excitement of Fashion Week in person and at AAFW.com.au, the digital destination for AAFW, where they can tune into the shows from anywhere in the world live and on demand.”
AAFW: The Experience will feature runway shows from new and notable names in Australian fashion, including Michael Lo Sordo, Gary Bigeni, Karla Špetić, Iordanes Spyridon Gogos, Erik Yvon and Cue, alongside group showcases including David Jones Indigenous Fashion Projects runway presented by Afterpay, TAFE NSW’s Fashion Design Studio and DHL Next Gen, AAFW’s emerging designer program.
AAFW: The Experience will close with a groundbreaking showcase championing Australian fashion. The final runway show is a collaboration between Afterpay, the leader in ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ payments, and #WeWearAustralian, an initiative established to empower the fashion sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, who will create an immersive runway featuring over 50 Australian brands and giving consumers the chance to see more of the brands they love on the runway.
The Talks presented by Glenfiddich, AAFW’s series of informative panels with industry leaders, artists, and icons will return this season with topics including:
I Love the Nightlife: Club Culture and Fashion: Join multidisciplinary artist Byron Spencer, model and casting director Basjia Alaaman and Sydney queer icon Jonny Seymour for a conversation exploring the lineage of Sydney’s club culture, revealing it’s continued influence on Australian fashion.
New Voices in Fashion Criticism: Take part in a roundtable discussion with the leading voices who have built their own success spearheading a new wave of fashion criticism.
On Trend: Key Directions in Australian Fashion: Taking place on the final day of AAFW, this panel brings together four leaders in fashion including Harper’s Bazaar features and fashion news director Patty Huntington, stylist Miguel Urbina Tan, Urban List fashion editor Sammy Preston, and IMG Fashion Events and Properties Asia-Pacific’s vice president-managing director Natalie Xenita in a conversation moderated by POPSUGAR’s Amanda Bardas. Together, they will discuss Fashion Weeks’ key trends, from runway collections and shows to the emerging values and perspectives shaping the future of the industry.
Additional conversations will include:
Women With Drive: Lesleigh Jermanus:Porsche presents a conversation with ALÉMAIS’s Founder and Creative Director Lesleigh Jermanus following her AAFW debut.
Sustainability and Industry 4.0: City of Sydney presents a discussion about the sustainable fashion technologies shaping the future of fashion with the University of Technology Sydney’s Dr Lisa Lake, BONDI BORN founder Dale McCarthy and Style Atlas founder and CEO Pete Smit.
Carriageworks, AAFW’s official event hub, will engage and entertain attendees and guests between shows with food and beverage offerings by Hendrick’s Gin, Glenfiddich Whisky, Wynn’s Coonawarra Estate, and Disaronno, alongside bespoke activations from Afterpay, BYHEALTH, ebay, LG Laundry Appliances and Porsche. Carriageworks is open daily from 9am to 10pm during AAFW.
AAFW is an IMG event supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.
Minister for Tourism and the Arts Ben Franklin said: “The NSW Government is proud to support Afterpay Australian Fashion Week, which not only contributes to the cultural offering of Sydney but also helps grow our state’s creative and retail industries by providing opportunities for designers to showcase their creativity and forge new pathways to market. Afterpay Australian Fashion Week is a signature event on our state’s cultural event calendar, putting a spotlight on Sydney as the fashion capital of Australia and underscoring the importance of retail tourism to the NSW visitor economy.”
Co-founder of Afterpay, Nick Molnar said “We’re so thrilled to be returning for our third year as title sponsor and partnering with #WeWearAustralian on our closing multi-brand consumer show. We are also delighted at the calibre of talent that will feature in this year’s event and look forward to being part of an incredibly passionate group that puts Australian fashion on a global stage. We are equally excited to offer tickets to AAFW’s shows to consumers via Afterpay, making AAFW even more accessible to a wider fashion forward audience.”
In addition to Afterpay and Destination NSW, AAFW is made possible through the support of sponsors ALIVE Synbiotic, BYHEALTH, City of Sydney, David Jones, DHL, Disaronno, ebay, Glenfiddich Whisky, Hendrick’s Gin, LG Laundry Appliances, Made by Fressko, Porsche, Qantas Frequent Flyer, Redken, SanPellegrino, SKYE Suites and Wynn’s Coonawarra Estate.
The digital destination of Fashion Week is AAFW.com.au, where fashion fans can stream AAFW’s runway shows and programming, live and on demand. Followers can also experience the best of AAFW by following @ausfashionweek across Instagram and Facebook, @AUSFW on TikTok and Twitter and through the official event hashtag #AAFW.