POLO RALPH LAUREN TAKES FASHION WEEK TO THE FUTURE

Fashion week has been revolutionized by taking the next steps into producing a show. The water-screen projection used four-story tall holographic effects which showcased models walking through iconic New York City backdrops ranging from The Brooklyn Bridge to the High Line. Well done to the team down in NYC for #NYFW. Way to go Ralph!

The Future of Fashion Is Code, Not Couture

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Burlesque icon Dita von Teese wearing a 3D-printed  designed by Francis Bitonti in collaboration with Shapeways and costume designer Michael Schmidt

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It’s hard to believe that this dress was built using a 3D printer. Designer Francis Bitonti has shifted how we look at the idea of creation. He is stepping outside of the box, throwing away the needle and thread (probably his Singer* as well). By teaming up with MakerBot, a New York-based company founded in January 2009, Bitonti has created a masterpiece of design entitled Cloud which was unveiled on April 4:

The capsule collection offers four decorative housewares, or rather, the code for these items. By modifying one aspect of the code, consumers can decide how much noise or relief appears on the surface of a vase or bowl, resulting in a customized purchase.

Francis Bitonti Studio will directly sell data files of 3D printables, beginning with home goods April 2014 and will transition into accessories Fall 2014.   Each item is customizable, and consumers have the option to use a sliding scale to adjust the look of the piece.

“Our aim is to embed the properties of digital media into physical realities,“ explained founder Francis Bitonti.  “We’ve created products that are hackable, shareable, and downloadable, which enables us to bring the consumer customizable, locally produced products on demand and without excess waste, resulting in a low-carbon foot print.”  After 3D printing, the product can be picked up directly from the hub producer or it can be locally shipped.  All products are designed to be printed on a MakerBot® Replicator® Desktop 3D Printer.

Dita von Teese and Francis Bitonti
THE MAKING OF THE SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL ENCRUSTED GOWN:

 

* Singer – Singer Corporation is an American manufacturer of sewing machines, first established as I. M. Singer & Co. in 1851 by Isaac Merritt Singer with New York lawyer Edward Clark.

Finale: Western Canada Fashion Week Pt. 4

Please enjoy this final post from this weeks Western Canada Fashion Week. Thank you to Sandra Sing Fernandez for allowing me to capture the essence of Edmonton’s fashion scene.

Featured in this video are: Stanley Carroll, grady bleu, Jessica HalabiMelany Rowe and IMPAIR from Montreal.

Being a fashion blogger in Edmonton, you get to meet some fascinating and passionate people. It’s not just fashion lovers, it’s media, photographers, friends and family, visitors to Edmonton and of course aspiring designers. Western Canada Fashion (WCFW) is the perfect venue to bring our community together. I am honoured to capture this for Edmonton.

Western Canada Fashion Week Pt. 3

Forgive the poor iPhone quality of this video, but you can enjoy the amazing show from last night’s Western Canada Fashion Week showcase. This video features Calgary designer Averynthe by Mark Abenir, Bano eeMee outerwear designs by Aleem Arif, and the full showcase of LUXX Ready to Wear by Derek Jagodzinsky.

Music feature in this video:
Juices – Parallel Danse Ensemble
PBC Feat. Sheldon Sundon – A Tribe Called Red
Native Puppy Love – A Tribe Called Red
Bamboo Banga – MIA

Western Canada Fashion Week Pt. 2

The show last night featuring Anika Designs took my breathe away! From the couture, the performance and the music, Anika sure knows how to put on a show. Styled by Amandeep Matharu of Deep Mode new just the amount of sass to put on a good show!

It’s always nice to have that East Indian flare to a show as big as Western Canada Fashion Week. Below is a video of Javeda By Aman Dhalay, a Calgary based designer who has wowed the crowd at last night’s show.

Western Canada Fashion Week Pt. 1

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THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014

Singer songwriter – Jasmine Singh
Singer – Skylar Radzion
Music by Tang Twinz
Showcase – Whyte Avenue
Emerging Designer Competition
Collection – Nicola Inman
Collection – Susanna Pearcey
Collection – Gems by Brenda Lee Asp (Whitehorse, Yukon)
Collection – Winner of Sept 2013 Emerging Designer – Nikoleta Tsina
Winners of Emerging Designer Competition
Collection – Isabela Milan

Cotillard Back for More Dior

You’ve seen her in Dark Knight Rises, Inception, La Vie en Rose
and now you’ll see this stunning Marion Cotillard back for more with Christian Dior’s new campaign for The Lady Dior handbag.

The images, which are taken against a grey background, were captured by
photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino.

Watch the making of this campaign here:

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