New York Fashion Week // Zang Toi SS2015 25th Anniversary Show

by Chavon Henderson 

Zang Toi Celebrated 25 years of fashion and what better way to say "Thank You" to the country that he's been very successful in, than to pay tribute with an American inspired show. 

All of the songs and looks of the show were very patriotic and true to what American culture is about.

The show ended with us all singing "Happy Birthday" and giving a standing ovation to the man of the hour; a very inspirational moment for all who witnessed.

Check out some video and pics below. 

New York Fashion Week // Michael Costello SS2015

by Chavon Henderson

If you thought body-structured and unapologetically sexy dresses were
out this season...think again!  

Michael Costello has once again wowed
us with lace, beading and glamourous looks that will make any girl feel
like a woman.

With beautiful hues of aqua, gold (my fave), nude, navy, and black,
there was certainly something for everyone. Beautiful does not begin
to describe it! 

Check out pics, show footage and a random pic of one of
the models we met on the train, below. 



New York Fashion Week // Pamella Roland SS2015

by Chavon Henderson

If you can imagine a whimsical trip to Japan, then you can imagine the inspiration behind Pamella Roland's SS 2015 evening-wear collection. 

The show progressed from chic, clean-lined dresses, to full out shiny organza gowns printed with large cherry blossoms.

I think everyone there, including the numerous celebs enjoyed the collection, especially, the wedding gown that closed out the show!


New York Fashion Week // Nina Athansiou SS2015

by Chavon Henderson

Sunday evening we were invited back to Studio 450 to see the last show of the night... Nina Athansiou! 

It is only right that I start by saying this was one of my FAVE collections because it was very cohesive and very well presented. The show started with the Fashion Film, Akuma, starring model Shaun Ross and the film sets the tone for the rest of show, which is drawing inspiration from Japanese folklore with a modern twist. 
Staying true to her avant-garde roots, Nina brings in a robust ready-to-wear appeal to this collection. Below you will find video, pics, and an exclusive interview with our Editor-in-chief, Avon Dorsey. 

New York Fashion Week // Darell Cortez SS2015

by Chavon Henderson

Menswear shows offer something for just about everyone and Darell Cortez's REVOLUTION collection/presentation is no exception to this. 

The D.C. Native gave us plenty of variety! From urban apparel to ankara printed suits to underwear and speedos, this was a well packaged presentation.

Check out some video and pics from this New York Fashion Show! 



New York Fashion Week // Sheena Trivedi SS2015

by Chavon Henderson

On Sunday we had the pleasure of seeing a beautiful collection presented by Sheena Trivedi, at the super chic Designer's Loft at Studio 450. 

Inspired by her recent marriage and finding love quickly, throughout the collection you will notice lightening bolts that coincide with the idea of love hitting you quickly. Cute, right?

We had the opportunity to get an exclusive interview with Sheena backstage, where she gives insight on her inspiration and a message to her supporters! 



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Brand Assembly 

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