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Nineteenth-Century Futuristic Fashion ~ Calvin Klein

Nineteenth-Century Futuristic Fashion ~ Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein’s chief creative officer, Raf Simons, brings the past and the future together for autumn winter 2018. Simons presents a runway reminiscent of a 19th-century farm with futuristic clothing at the New York Stock Exchange.

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Calvin Klein NYFW

The runway presents to take the audience a back to a time when winters were harsh and required survivability. The fashion brings a strong sense of winter and cold. The sweaters are an upgrade from the big loose sweaters to a more tight-fitting look.

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Calvin Klein NYFW AW18

The menswear in the collection has the stylish dual squared button-secured front pockets and larger collars. There is a strong layering continuing with turtlenecks and several coats on some of the models.

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Calvin Klein NYFW

The coats for the collection come from the firefighter coats they wear when fighting a fire. They are longer to cover more during the long cold winter days. The accessories include stocking ski caps that are hand-woven cover the head, ears, and some of the face. Gloves are a nice addition. They cover mid-forearm for continued protection from the winter winds. The runway, covered with popcorn, adds to the sense of a fluffy winter wonderland.

The womenswear runway collection brings a strong futuristic feel to the 19th-century clothing. Taking the older cuts and fabrics bringing them to the modern world. A favorite women’s piece is one where the older collar cut and the fabric made into a sexy pantsuit.

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Calvin Klein NYFW

Simons, a Belgian fashion designer, continues to change the look and feel of Calvin Klein. His shows continue to be the talk of the town and a big influence. He takes bold statements and stories creating a collection that is a strong runway. He is challenging fashion in new ways.  He states, “I don’t want to show clothes, I want to show my attitude, my past, present, and future. I use memories and future visions and try to place them in today’s world.” He has accomplished that with this autumn winter 2018 collection.

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New York Fashion Week Trends Spring Summer 2018

New York Fashion Week Trends Spring Summer 2018

New York Fashion Week brings the best in ready-wear, glamour, and diversity to the spring summer 2018 runway.  The designers are showing all over the beautiful city from New York Fashion Week (NYFWO). The season brings returning trends and exciting new ones.

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Floral Trends Spring Summer 2018

Floral carry over from the winter trends. Many designers like Tadashi Shoji present appliquéd floral, while Christian Siriano presents a beautiful floral print in his collection. There is a variety of floral this season winter trend was roses. The trend on sleeves continues with a flair. The straps on many looks on the runway have ties or embellishments added to them. The sleeve trends include adding texture to the sleeves.

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The spring-summer collections bring a play on angles, geometric shapes, pleats,  and ruffles. This brings a touch of femininity, texture, shape, volume, and movement to spring summer fashion.

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Desigual presented a runway that was more drama, acting, and dancing. Watching the show it was easy to forget this was a fashion show.  The runway look and styling very ethereal, bold colors, with a jungle feel.  The collection uses geometric shapes trend. This is the first show under creative director Jean-Paul Goude. The runway collection is full of multicultural diversity and fun.

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Desigual NYFW Spring Summer 2018

Embracing diversity at the runway shows at New York Fashion Week. The runways filled with multicultural, people of all ages, and body image embracing. Ashley Graham, body activist, presents a runway celebrating all women. You can follow her conversation at #BeautyBeyondSize.

New York Fashion Week is fashion everywhere. The fashion and trends will bring great insight for your personal styling.  The conversation and influence continue through Wednesday.

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Fashion, Pop Culture, and Film ~ Habana 3 A.M.

Fashion, Pop Culture, and Film ~ Habana 3 A.M.

Habana 3 A.M. with the character Max Vogue premieres at La Jolla Fashion Film Festival. This fashion film was the first fashion film to film in Cuba. This film creates a fashion journey with drama, adventure, and culture. Director Antonio Contreras Aviance takes a moment to discuss this history making fashion film.

Antonio Contreras Aviance Director Performing at La Jolla Fashion Film Festival
Antonio Contreras Aviance Performance at La Jolla Fashion Film Festival
Antonio Contreras Aviance Performance at La Jolla Fashion Film Festival
  • What makes this a fashion film?

Fashion is what inspired the main character of this film, Max Vogue. He is an angst-ridden fashion superhero who seeks for the truth.

  • How does location play into the screenplay of the film? 

I had in mind filming in Cuba to capture the glamour and luxury. Cuba provided a perfect backdrop for 1950s and juxtapose the traditions. The mysticism and folklore of Cuba. The location of the film gave birth to the film’s title Habana 3 A.M.

  • What is your background in film and direction? 

I am a plastic artist, fashion historian and film enthusiast. I grew up watching Mexican Golden Age of Cinema films. Later I developed a love for the Italian neo realism. My formal education was in the films of David Lynch, Almodovar, John Waters, Gus Van Sant among others. When I direct, produce, the film is my canvas.

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Habana 3 AM La Jolla Fashion Film Festival Red Carpet
  • This fashion film had the opportunity to film Cuba. What were some of the struggles and benefits to filming at this location?

In Cuba, people have a way of making things out of nothing, and that seems to work in a very surreal way. If you try to do things the way you are used to, you will fail but if you surrender to the forces of the supernatural you might have a chance. My cameras did not work and the location I had a permit for filming was closed for renovation.

Suddenly a priestess of Santeria, a mystical Afro-Cuban tradition, opened her doors to my cameras and brought with her an entire Cuban cast. This cast was willing to participate in my film. The cameras worked thanks to a very creative cameraman who knew how to read Chinese (the only language that the camera directions had). Then the filming finished in 5 days.

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Habana 3 A.M. La Jolla Fashion Film Festival
  • When creating this film what was the advantage of being a short film?

The advantage to creating a short film is being able to intrigue a lot of people with a little dose of fashion, music, luxury, and folklore. I did not have to explain more, and that is always a good thing, “Leave before you are left.”

  •  This film collection includes an animation called Max Vogue what is the back-story to creating the animation?

Yes, if you want to know what happened to Max Vogue after his Cuba trip, you will find out in the animated comic. Max is pushed down the stairs after winning an award, and then he goes into an “Alice in Wonderland” type of experience. He is able to travel through time and meet his icons such as Dali, Kahlo, Hemingway, Schiaparelli etc.

Max in the comic educates and amuses about fashion history, pop culture and art. Did you know: Yves Saint Laurent was in a mental institution for a while, Thierry Mugler was an architect and photographer, Coco Chanel spent her childhood in an adoption center and never was adopted, and Alexander McQueen had planned to commit suicide in front of a live audience? All these mysteries Max will reveal during the upcoming episodes.

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Habana 3 AM La Jolla Fashion Film Festival

·       What other locations this film will be screening?

The film will show in South Africa, this is the 5th edition in 2018. I am a regular guest of the festival. This is the location I met the designer Hendrik Vermuelen she designed the gowns for Habana 3 A.M. The festival of Havana in Cuba, a digital library. They will put the film in their digital library honoring the first fashion short filmed in Cuba.

Habana 3 A.M. received the International Fashion Film Award Best Jewelry to PK Bijoux. Her couture jewelry is the last piece you want to take off. The fashion film drama brings fun, history, and culture to screenplay.

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