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Jie smith's Blog – February 2016 Archive (6)

When trashy is good: Fashion show features recyclables

When trashy is good: Fashion show features recyclables
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Plastic bags and stuffed animals may not be what students typically wear on campus, but those unusual materials and others like them will be on display next week at the annual TrashFash recycled fashion runway show.

The show, which is scheduled for 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, in the Keen Johnson Ballroom on the second floor, is in its fourth year at…


Added by jie smith on February 26, 2016 at 2:32am — No Comments

Hello there shoppers: how fashion climbed down from its ivory tower and got social

The fashion show is undergoing a metamorphosis, with a new role as a consumer spectacle and importantly a retail shopping event. Fashion shows' new direct-to-consumer role means big budget events with more opportunities for consumer brands to piggy back.

The evolution of the fashion show

The role of the défilé 50-plus years ago at Balenciaga, Dior, etc., was to present a designer’s couture collection to top customers, generating orders on the spot - a private affair for perhaps…


Added by jie smith on February 23, 2016 at 11:20pm — No Comments


London Fashion Week: T minus five minutes until show time. The fashion editors, muses and offspring of the rich and famous have assembled, iPhones poised, ready to snap. Backstage, it’s panic stations: a maelstrom of make-up artists, stylists and clipboard touting assistants putting their Stan Smith trainers through their paces are barking frantic ‘over and outs’ into mouthpieces.

Fashion designer Holly Fulton admittedly likes her backstage a little less manic, although even her inner…


Added by jie smith on February 22, 2016 at 2:43am — No Comments

Bath shop hand-picked to sell new designer collection by Sienna Miller's sister Savannah Miller

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Debenhams Bath is officially unveiling its newest designer collection by Savannah Miller. The sister, of the renowned actress Sienna, has expanded her Nine by Savannah range to include lingerie and sleepwear. The Bath store is just one of a few across the UK that will be stocking the range.

Building on the success of her casual to formal line for…


Added by jie smith on February 18, 2016 at 12:39am — No Comments

Inside Fashion’s Far-Out Healing Craze

If you’ve scanned the supplements section at Whole Foods, you’ve seen them: 38 small, slender glass bottles, each promising relief from a specific emotional problem. Sweet Chestnut: “brings optimism and peace of mind when anguish overwhelms you and you can find no way out.” Wild Oat: “helps you to determine what to do with your life, when you are undecided about which path to take.” Larch: “instills a greater sense of self-esteem when you feel inferior, fear failure, or lack confidence.”…


Added by jie smith on February 5, 2016 at 12:35am — No Comments

‘Fashion Star’ to showcase best of Middle East talents

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When the American reality show Fashion Star was cancelled after two seasons in 2013, executives at Dubai One, which aired the show in the Middle East, were left with a programming conundrum.

“The show was doing really well for us and we didn’t really want to let go,” recalls Sarah Al Jarman, the director of the channel, which broadcasts shows in…


Added by jie smith on February 3, 2016 at 12:43am — No Comments

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