Spotlight on Spring Fashion in New York

New York City is one of the world’s great fashion capitals. Luxurious boutiques, designer flagships and fast-fashion emporiums offer stylish goods in every corner of the five boroughs. Runway shows lend the start of every season a theatrical grandeur, but talks, exhibitions, store openings, exclusive collaborations and sample sales round out the offerings. Glamour is more accessible here than it is anywhere else on earth.

Events
March 22 , April 16 and 19, and May 6 and 17 
Free Garment District Neighbourhood Walking Tours
Explore New York City’s Garment District during this one-and-a-half-to-two-hour tour, led by Mike Kaback. You might visit a private showroom, a sample sale, Mood Designer Fabrics and more, all while learning about the neighbourhood’s historic background and importance. The tour—which starts at 10am on weekdays and 2pm on Sundays at the northeast corner of Seventh Avenue and West 39th Street—is free, but reservations are required; you can make them by emailing mikesnyctours@yahoo.com.

Ongoing
Urban Oasis Shopping/Education Tour
This licensed New York City tour company specializes in fashion tours of the Garment District, SoHo, NoLIta and Brooklyn. But their tours aren’t limited to just the retail experience—they also involve learning about the design process. Urban Oasis Shopping/Education Tour’s clients shop at hidden-gem designer showrooms and workspaces at 65–75% off retail prices, and visit pattern-making facilities, fabric stores and small factories to learn about the complete process of fashion design from concept to production. Tours may be customized to include shopping only.

Exhibitions
Through April 15
Lauren Bacall: The Look
The Museum at FIT, Seventh Avenue and West 27th Street, 212-217-4585
Celebrate the style of screen icon Lauren Bacall at this exhibition, focusing on Bacall’s looks from the 1960s and ’70s and her close relationships with designers like Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent and Emanuel Ungaro. Among the items on display are Bacall’s famous YSL pantsuit and Chanel suit.

Through April 18
Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the ’70s
The Museum at FIT, Seventh Avenue and West 27th Street, 212-217-4558
The sexy, glamorous world of 1970s designer fashion was ruled by two men—Yves Saint Laurent and Halston, who between them set the decade’s sartorial tone and dressed everyone from Catherine Deneuve to the denizens of Studio 54. This exhibition—which features 80 ensembles and 20 accessories on display from the designers—places their fashions within the context of that infamous decade’s glitz and turmoil.
http://www.nycgo.com/fashioncalendar

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Do You Want To Volunteer MAFW 2015 ?

Volunteer For Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

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Expressions of Interest are open for those studying or interested in the fashion industry who want to be involved as a volunteer in this years event. This event is ‘one-of-a-kind’ and provides a great learningopportunity for those who are interested in events, PR, fashion, media and production.

Details:
Location: Carriageworks, Wilson St, Eveleigh, Sydney, NSW ; Australia
Dates: 11th – 16th April (includes Compulsory Induction Day on 11th April)

http://mirodoor.com/job/miro-door-volunteer-application-for-mbfwa-2015/14

Following MBFWA 2015 in April this consumer oriented event 
consists of amazing designer sales and many fashion show over the course
 of 2 days. A fashion packed weekend!
 If you are studying or interested in fashion, marketing, PR or Events, come on board!

Details:
Location: Carriageworks, Wilson St, Eveleigh, Sydney, NSW ; Australia
Dates: 18th – 19th April (plus a 1 hour Compulsory Induction on 11th April)

http://mirodoor.com/job/miro-door-volunteer-application-for-mbfweekend-edition-2015/15

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UNDRESSED: 350 YEARS OF UNDERWEAR IN FASHION

UNDRESSED: 350 YEARS OF UNDERWEAR IN FASHION

2009cd4234_corset_dior_undressed_exhibition 28 March − 12 July 2015 Uncover fashion’s secret history with Undressed: 350 years of underwear in fashion. Organised by the world’s leading museum of art and design, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, this exhibition features more than 80 garments from the V&A’s extensive collection of underwear, many which have never before been on public display. It spans 350 years of fashion history, bringing together the garments that secretly and privately reduced, lifted, padded, adorned, revealed and concealed the body. From corsets and petticoats, brassieres and boudoir wear to bustles, Undressed explores underwear’s function in decorating and manipulating the body. Highlights include Queen Victoria’s undergarments, one of the earliest known bras, and many rare, delicate and beautifully detailed items worn by some of the world’s most glamorous women. Men’s underclothes will also be revealed, as will everyday essentials by major retailers such as Marks & Spencer. From the dramatic engineering of a 17th century iron corset through to the satin revolution of the Wonderbra, see striking pieces by world famous fashion designers, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, to the avant-garde freedom of Gianni Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood. An exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London http://maas.museum/event/undressed-350-years-of-underwear-in-fashion/ 530-Screen-Shot-2014-07-17-at-11.11.33-AM Corset_Britain_early_1890s_thumbnail

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2015

MBFWA 2015

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia schedule is announced Yes, it’s already that time of year again – #MBFWA. Time to open your diaries to April and schedule in the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.

The official line-up of shows has been announced, starting on Sunday the 12th of April and finishing up on Thursday 16th of April. The coveted opening slot will this year belong to Ellery, whose Sunday evening show is presented by Mercedes-Benz. A closing show is yet to be announced.

Once again, Carriageworks in Sydney’s Eveleigh will host most shows, with a number of designers, including Bec & Bridge, Aje, Maticevski, Alice McCall, We Are Handsome and Manning Cartell choosing to show off-site at yet-to-be-named venues. More than 50 designers in total will show over the four days, which this year marks the 20th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

http://www.carriageworks.com.au/?page=Event&event=MERCEDES-BENZ-FASHION-WEEK-AUSTRALIA http://www.vogue.com.au/fashion+shows/
http://fashionweekonline.com
http://nowfashion.com

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