Thursday, September 27, 2012

Junk Food and Gap Collaborate on Limited Collection

Gap is proud to announce the launch of its first "Junk Food Loves Gap Kids" collections in China and Hong Kong this fall.  Gap, one of the most iconic brands from the U.S, has a long standing collaboration with the Los Angeles based t-shirt company, Junk Food. This first, new limited edition collection in China is inspired by three different superheroes: Superman, Batman and Spider-Man, with a range of products for boys, aged 2-5. The collection became available for purchase starting on September 24th, 2012 in mainland Chinese and Hong Kong stores, as well as online, and

Los Angeles based Junk Food Clothing was founded in 1998 as the original vintage T-shirt company. Using a relaxed, retro style, their t-shirts bring to mind the classic pop culture characters of yesteryear. With its comfy, cozy fabric and cool graphics, this brand has attracted the attention of many Hollywood stars including supermodel Heidi Klum's daughter, Leni Klum, American rocker Ashlee Simpson's son, Bronx Weltz, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie's son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt and American pop-star Gwen Stefani's son, Zuma Rossdale.

The Limited Edition "Junk Food Loves Gap Kids" collection's theme will feature three American super heroes: Superman, Batman and Spider-Man.

Superman Line: This line will feature the classic red, yellow, and blue Superman Logo on sweaters, and other retro superman designs on long sleeve T-shirts, acid wash rolled-up jeans, down vests, wool caps, gloves, socks, and canvas sneakers.

Batman Line: Elements of this line include the classic yellow and black Batman design on sweaters, long sleeved T-shirts, acid wash rolled-up jeans, down vests, wool caps, gloves, socks, and canvas sneakers.

Spider-Man Line: This line will feature the mask design of Spider-Man on sweaters, as well as white spider-web like acid designs on rolled-up jeans, wool caps, gloves, socks and canvas sneakers.

Gap's flagship stores on Shanghai's West Nanjing Rd and Hong Kong's Queen's Road Central stores will change their exterior and interior style to celebrate the launch in true Superhero style. Customers will feel like they are in the Superman, Batman or Spider-Man comic, while reliving memories from their own childhood.

About Junk Food

Junk Food came onto the scene in 1998 as the original vintage t-shirt company, creating and forever changing the premium t-shirt market. Known for its soft, comfy fabrics and witty art, Junk Food is a celebrity favorite carried in select top stores throughout the world. Also a licensing powerhouse, Junk Food has distribution rights to over 800 pop-culture properties across multiple categories including rock & roll, characters, movies, sports, and foods;

About Gap Inc.

Gap Inc. is a leading global specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, children, and babies under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, and Athleta brands. Fiscal year 2011 net sales were $14.5 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in over 90 countries worldwide through about 3,000 company-operated stores, about 200 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, please visit
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Vera: Bindya New York

Bringing new life to the legacy of Vera, Bindya New York will introduce the first scarf collections for Spring 2013 for both the Vera® and The Signature Collection by Vera® lines as part of a new licensing agreement. Inspired by and honoring the expansive artwork of iconic American artist Vera Neumann, Bindya New York will take pride continuing to build the brand.

"I have always been fascinated by Vera's designs and prints. The pops of bright color, bold patterns, and whimsical prints have completely drawn me in," says designer Bindya Lulla. "I am so excited to revive the timeless Vera archives and release them during a time when scarves have become a must-have accessory."

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Bindya in both the Vera® and The Signature Collection by Vera® lines," says Susan Seid, President of The Vera Company. "The quality, design sensibility and commitment to the growth of the brand make Bindya the perfect match with Vera's bright, happy, and inspirational art."

About Bindya New York: Bindya New York launched in 2000 and quickly became recognized for luxurious cashmeres in standout patterns and colors. Lulla Collection was added in 2010 for the younger, more price-conscious shopper, and 2012 marks the launch of the newest line, On a Whim, which focuses on more graphic prints and whimsical designs.

About the Vera Company: Vera was a pioneer in design who successfully cross-licensed her designs into linens, scarves and sportswear. Her company began at her kitchen table in 1947 and grew into a multi-million dollar international business. All Vera products started as original pieces of art from her own hand and sported the distinctive Vera signature (often with a ladybug) trademark. After years of being dormant, the beloved Vera brand is back and is experiencing resurgence among old and new fans alike - for once you know Vera, you adore her. Worn for decades by style icons including Marilyn Monroe, Vera scarves are sought after and enjoyed by collectors around the world.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Eva Longoria Going Door to Door for Project Imaginat10n

Eva Longoria has partnered with Canon for “Project Imaginat10n,” a creative exercise where she’ll pick ten consumer photos to inspire a short film she directs under the mentorship of Ron Howard. Jamie Foxx, Biz Stone (Co-Founder of Twitter), James Murphy (Founder of LCD Soundsystem) and Georgina Chapman (designer and co-founder of Marchesa) are also part of this endeavor.

Recently, Eva went literally door to door to find inspiration – popping up at an office, in a photography class and at people’s homes to seek out photos from everyday people and places. You might have seen some images from this surprise as she surprised fans in her 9-inch heels with the mission to find inspiring photos! She gets quite personal during the hunt and you’ll definitely get a kick out of her questions…

Learn more about Marchesa and Project Imaginat10n.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

New York Fashion Week Schedule September 2012

New York Fashion Week Schedule September 2012

Discuss September 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th on G+ in the Fashion Week section.

September 05

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September 13

You can learn more about the fashion designers and other fashion designers at the fashion scales section on Plus Dragon.  Learn more about New York Fashion Week on Apparel Search.
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Friday, September 7, 2012

History of Fashion Lecture Series: FTM 2012

Every Wednesday for four weeks
from 19 September

This series of talks provide an in-depth study of fashions from 1955-76, led by author of The Chronology of Fashion NJ Stevenson. Participants will have the opportunity to examine relevant garments up-close from the Museum's Collection. More information

Whole series: £60 / £45 students
Individual lecture: £20 / £15 students

Booking Information
Spaces are limited therefore advance booking is strongly recommended.
To book your place contact the museum:
Phone: 020 7407 8664

Learn more about FTM (Fashion and Textile Museum) at their site
You can also learn about the Fashion and Textile Museum on Apparel Search.  You can also learn about fashion history.
Beat to Rock 'n' Roll 1955-59
Wednesday 19 September, 12-1.30pm
How blue jeans became the badge of youth and American music and film created the teenager.

Mad Men - Modernists into Mods
Wednesday 26 September, 12-1.30pm
Which came first in Soho? The Vespa or Vince's Man's Shop?

Fashion Psychedelia
Wednesday 3 October, 12-1.30pm
Counter-culture fashion from Op Art to the kaftan.

Glam to Punk - the 1970s
Wednesday 10 October, 12-1.30pm
Why the 70s was a dressing-up box of escapism.

New York Fashion Week Live Streams September 2012

If your actual Spring 2013 Fashion Week invitations got lost in the mail again, don’t fret. Pretty much everything livestreams now, so all you need is a cohesive schedule* of events and where to watch them. Here is where to catch all the action through the weekend:

Thursday, September 6: (Sorry, the Thursday shows were last night).

11 am: Richard Chai

1 pm: Duckie Brown

2 pm: Tadashi Shoji

3 pm: Costello Tagliapetra

4 pm: Supima

Friday, September 7:

10 am: Peter Som

12 pm: Sally LaPointe

1 pm: Jason Wu

2 pm: Yigal Azrouel

3 pm: Cuchnie et Ochs, Rebecca Minkoff

6 pm: Nicole Miller

7 pm: Charlotte Ronson

8 pm: Academy of Art University

Saturday, September 8:

10 am: Lacoste

11 am: Jill Stuart

12 pm: Son Jung Wan

2 pm: Rebecca Taylor, Mara Hoffman

3 pm: Herve Leger

5 pm: Alexander Wang

6:30 pm: Tibi

7 pm: Monique Lhullier

Sunday, September 9:

11 am: Lela Rose

12 pm: Derek Lam, Michael Bastian

1 pm: DKNY

2 pm: Tracy Reese

3 pm: Thakoon, Custo Barcelona

4 pm: Diane Von Furstenberg

5 pm: Carmen Marc Valvo

6 pm: Timo Weiland

6:30 pm: Long Tran

7 pm: Zang Toi

8 pm: Chado Ralph Rucci

*Just keep in mind, it’s the fashion industry, and most streaming times are approximate — check the three main sites, Live From the Runway, MADE (which has that handy mobile app), and First Comes Fashion for delays and updates.

The above information was provide to us by our friends at The High Low.  You can visit their site for active links to the live streams of fashion week.  Learn more about The High Low at

Learn more about most of the fashion designers listed above at the fashion scale section of the Plus Dragon website.  You can discuss any of these fashion week events or the fashion designers at the fashion page on Google+.

By the way, watching live streams of fashion week is actually different then fashion streams on G+.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Gala Gonzalez Spanish Blogger

The Spanish blogger Gala Gonzalez, in occasion of "the Master" premiere during the 69th Venice Film Festival, wore a tulle long dress with all over embroidery by Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti spring summer 2012.

Acne Fashion

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