TOMMY HILFIGER “Prep Club” Embraces a Relaxed American Attitude

Tommy Hilfiger debuted his highly-anticipated Men’s 2013 Spring Collection yesterday during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Fashion models, celebrities, designers, fans, and paparazzi converged at The Cabanas Room in the nautical themed Maritime Hotel located in Manhattan’s hipster Chelsea Meatpacking District as the iconic designer revealed what will be “in store” for American males next year.

For the Spring 2013 men’s collection, heritage prep is reconsidered with a modern execution and unbuttoned ease inspired by the codes and camaraderie of collegiate sporting clubs. The classics are reinvented with a youthful irreverence that discards the rules and champions a new approach to iconic men’s pieces. From the yacht club to the cricket pitch, the new spring uniform embraces a relaxed American attitude.

The brand’s hallmark colors – spirited blues, crisp whites and athletic reds – feature prominently in nautical rope print stripes, regatta jackets and regimental details. Hybrid themes play throughout – the breton jersey fused with a classic oxford and a striped leather espadrille sneaker. Unexpected twists bring a lighthearted feel, from the quintessential collegiate blazer done in jersey to the knit tie incorporated onto the front placket of shirts. For unscripted adventures, outerwear is given a rebellious edge with the canvas meets leather moto-trench and suede desert bomber jacket. Distressed chinos and denim are introduced in a nonchalant fit that feels familiar, like well-worn vintage favorites. Gold insignia buttons and varsity crests are paired with bold accents like racing stripes. The rules of the game have changed, but the look is unmistakably American Prep.

Among the notable guests were Josh Bowman and Gabriel Mann from ABC’s “Revenge”, U.S. Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Nathan Adrian, Cobra Starship’s Musician & Recording Artist Gabe Saporta, and other fashionable friends of the designer.

Bethenny Frankel at Macy’s for Fashion’s Night Out

Last night Bethenny Frankel helped kick off the week at Macy’s for FNO with her Skinnygirl Solutions shapewear collection. Bethenny emceed a fashion show with “real women” wearing Skinnygirl Solutions, which all retails for under $50.

In true Bethenny style, she provided hilarious commentary while the girls strutted down the runway and stayed after to meet her fans. Bethenny Frankel has a huge fan base too – I think many of us have enjoyed watching her become such a success story; building her brand into a multi million dollar enterprise and documenting her personal life while getting married and having her first child, writing a book, and even hosting a day time talk show produced by Ellen! (Not to mention, she was on the cover of Forbes, which is pretty bad-ass)

Prior to the event, Bethenny wrote on her website:

“I’m so excited for our fashion show at Fashion’s Night Out tomorrow night. I hope you all will come join me for an evening of fun and fashion! I will be emceeing the fashion show complete with the line of Skinnygirl Smoothers n’ Shapers now available at select Macy’s.”

bebe Spring 2013 Collection: “Sexy and Playful”

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This year, bebe  is thrilled to be showcasing their Spring 2013 collection in a completely new and modern environment – conceived to emphasize the features of elevated design through portals of bebe’s gallery presentation. Viewers will be looking at the future of bebe product development, a future of vastly improved quality and luxury embodied in a full lifestyle range of career, evening and casual essentials.

bebe stores, inc. (NASDAQ: BEBE) is changing the fashion show paradigm at this fall’s New York Fashion Week, and with it, the brand will present a more sophisticated take on the sexy, playful pieces the bebe woman has always demanded.

On Monday, September 10, bebe’s Spring 2013 collection debuts at a Chelsea art gallery with a series of looks shown on models framed by futuristic, window-like portals. Shifting away from the fleeting and more toward the substantive, bebe is creating a serene, modern environment for viewers to appreciate the styling, fabrics and construction details of a collection that signifies the brand’s shift to a more upscale market stance.

Kim Kardashian Hosted FNO Event For Lord & Taylor

Last night, Lord & Taylor hosted an extremely successful “Fashion’s Night Out” event at its Fifth Avenue flagship store. Thousands of shoppers came out to shop, enjoy complimentary orderves and cocktails,  and see Kim Kardashian and other guest celebrities.  The iconic retailer celebrated the evening with many personal appearances, events, and entertainment throughout the store, including:

· Kim Kardashian met with customers and signed her True Reflection fragrance bottle (see photo gallery below).

Kim Kardashian and Lord & Taylor’s Bonnie Brooks

· Both past and present Project Runway designers met with customers to celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary season, appearances included Chris March, Nick Verreos, Uli Herzner, Mondo Guerra, Korto Momolu, Bert Keeter, Jay McCarroll, Gardana Gelhausen and Seth Aaron Henderson. (Click on the link to see pics from the Project Runway Season 10 Wrap Party with Nina Garcia and Tim Gunn, which took place earlier this week).

· Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Gold Medalist, was on hand to sign autographs while launching her Tsu.Ya activewear line.

· Max Azria and Lubov Azria, Chairman/CEO and Chief Creative Officer of BCBGMAXAZRIA, snapped photos with customers.

· Joyce Azria, Creative Director of BCBGeneration, assisted customers in creating their own affirmation bracelet, complimentary with any BCBGeneration purchase, and joined blogger Anh Sundstrom of 9to5Chic as she styled customers for the launch of Manoukian.

· Jill Zarin held a preview of her newly launched jewelry collection while autographing photos and meeting with customers.

See below for a full gallery of Kim Kardashian and shoppers celebrating Fashion’s Night Out in style at Lord & Taylor!

Efva Attling Fashion’s Night Out Event

As part of Vogue magazine’s 4th annual Fashion’s Night Out festivities on September 6th, Efva Attling, Swedish jewelry designer, and Marc Balet, the original Art Director of Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, will be hosting a party to celebrate the life and legacy of artist Antonio Lopez at the Efva Attling Boutique in New York’s Meatpacking District.

The event coincides with the release of much anticipated new book Antonio: Fashion, Art, Sex & Disco, published by Rizzoli under the art direction of Marc Balet. Mr. Balet will sign copies of the book during the course of the evening.

The limited edition Heart Pendant bracelet specially designed by Efva Attling will be offered this night only to commemorate the occasion.

Brian Atwood Fall 2012 Store Opening

Last night, high-end fashion designer Brian Atwood kicked off New York Fashion Week with an exquisite cocktail and dinner event presented by DeLeon Tequila, celebrating the success of his new campaign and the first Fall 2012 NYC Flagship store opening at the Four Seasons Restaurant in NYC.

This exclusive, celebrity-studded party featured an elegant Four Seasons feast including everything from a raw bar to hand-spun cotton candy and expertly hand-crafted cocktails from DeLeon Tequila cleverly named Maniac, The Sex is in the Heel, Midnight Purple and The Atwood.

A-List guests, dressed only in high-end fashion couture took turns posing for pictures with the famed designer, while dancing, mingling and checking out the variety of Brian Atwood shoes that guests were dawning. Following the event, special VIP guests of DeLeon Tequila kept the party going at the “Electric Sessions” after-party at Dream Downtown’s Electric Room. Guests continued to sip DeLeon Tequila while dancing the night away to a live concert performance by blues-rock guitarist and singer Gary Clark Jr. See who attended, along with a photo gallery after the jump.

DL1961 Runway Images (Men’s)

DL1961 presented their Spring 2013 collection of men’s and women’s wear during New York Fashion Week.

Full gallery after the jump.

DL1961 Runway Images (Women’s)

DL1961 presented their Spring 2013 collection of men’s and women’s wear during New York Fashion Week.

Full gallery after the jump.