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TEEN VOGUE’s Fashion University is a one-of-a-kind program that provides “Fashion 101” from some of the biggest names in the industry. Held annually in New York City, this exclusive three-day event, October 19-21, provides 525 young women who aspire to a career in the fashion industry the opportunity to learn from top designers, editors and fashion entrepreneurs. This year’s “instructors” include Grace Coddington, Nicole Richie, Peter Som, Pamela Love, Erin Fetherston, Christian Siriano, Rachel Roy, Phillip Lim, Olivier Theyskens, Chris Benz, and TEEN VOGUE’s EIC Amy Astley, among others.
Despite that it’s sold-out, you can experience it through a webinar that will feature six top seminars from the day, including the keynote address from Grace Coddington and Nicole Richie’s seminar. This can be viewed live, as it happens, or downloaded and viewed on-demand after the event. TEEN VOGUE offers you the chance to learn from the stars of fashion as they share their insights and inspirations, straight from TEEN VOGUE’s 7th annual Fashion U. event in NYC. Sit back, relax, and experience the best of Fashion U. whenever, wherever. Buy your webinar tickets here! Or check back on StyleDefined NYC to see my thoughts after I attend some of the seminars!
Join AIDS Service Center NYC (ASCNYC) on October 29 for their annual fall gala at the Bryant Park Grill. With the theme “Unmask AIDS,” this year’s gala will salute two prominent New Yorkers – Paul Chapman, Vice Chairman & President of ABC Carpet & Home, and Sean Strub, Executive Director of the Sero Project – who have fought tirelessly to end stigma around HIV/AIDS. We’re also thrilled that some of New York’s highest-profile designers will create original masks exclusively for Unmask AIDS. It’s their generous way of helping amplify our message around support and respect for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Unmask AIDS will be hosted by Project Runway All Stars winner Mondo Guerra, on behalf of Merck’s I Design campaign. The event will also feature a cocktail reception, silent auction, live auction with celebrity auctioneer CK Swett, and dinner. A short program will include the annual “ASCNYC Positive Changemaker” awards and entertainment. Be a part of Unmask AIDS – along with hundreds of business, healthcare, and civic leaders – as we honor the men and women who have made over 20 years of service possible.
I asked Mondo to share his thoughts about the event/organiation:
I am honored and humbled to be hosting Aids Service Center NYC’s Unmask AIDS gala this year, and I’m excited to be bringing the I Design campaign back to New York City, which is so greatly impacted by HIV/AIDS. I understand first-hand the importance of the services that groups like ASCNYC provide, and now I want to give back to the community. That’s why I’ve partnered with Merck on I Design, to help encourage people living with HIV to work with their doctors in taking a ‘tailored’ approach to their treatment plan. Everyone living with HIV is different, and our treatment plans should reflect that. I’m also thrilled to be designing an original mask for the Unmask AIDS gala that aligns with the theme of this year’s event, ‘unmasking’ the stigma surrounding HIV. As a fashion designer, I understand the personal benefit of self-expression, which is one of the core tenants I try to communicate through my HIV education campaign I Design.
Super cool host for really important event. To learn more or buy tickets click here.
Otherwise watch for a post-event recap featuring Mondo’s original mask design as well as masks by other designers including Chris Benz and Charlotte Ronson.
Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Ralph Lauren…even a girl from Arcadia, Iowa is familiar with those names. And while of course they put on fantastic shows I was wondering what shows some of my fashion forward friends were most interested in seeing this season. So I asked a few…
Sophia Lamar: Glamorous Iconic New Yorker
Who she’s interested in seeing: Alexander Herchcovitch, Rad Hourani, Chris Benz and Costello Tagliapietra
Why: Each of them present different perspectives of style and a daring attitude toward the business –sacrificing profit for style and innovation.
Stephanie Pappas: Owner of EVA New York, an independent boutique that carries the best of emerging design talent.
Who she’s interested in seeing & why: threeASFOUR because they put on an amazing show that is always inspiring. I believe they are some of the most creative talents in NY!!
Dominic Louis because he is one of New York’s new rising stars and his shows are often beyond Fashion Shows. This season it’s going to be a video. Many of my favorite creatives have collaborated on it.
Beagy Zielinski : Fashion Stylist
Who she’s interested in seeing: G-Star & MM6 Maison Martin Margiela.
Why: Every year I say G-Star is my favorite show to go to because for many years it was one of the only shows during NYFW that was an actual show with theatrical production. There is always some surprise action happening, a moving runway, surprise guests, major choreography…etc After attending 60-70 shows of just models walking back and forth, it is something different to enjoy and keeps things interesting and recharges me.
MM6 Maison Martin Margiela actually doesn’t normally show in NY so I am excited to see the show and hoping it will be an interesting production and of course I can’t wait to see the collection.
MM6 Maison Martin Margiela | G-Star
As for me? Well my schedule will be posted on the side! >>>
Last night was Gay Men’s Health Crisis’ Fashion Forward event. Brad Goreski was one of the evening’s emcees (along with Tracee Ellis Ross) and I was utterly enamored by his sequined plaid Thom Browne jacket. Other fashion forward attendees included: The Blonds, Andrej Pejic, Bryanboy, and Julie Macklowe–who was honored with the inaugural Style Vault Award.
GMHC is the nations oldest HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care services provider and the event featured a runway show with men’s and women’s looks from: Chris Benz, Thom Browne, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marlon Gobel, Sally LaPointe, Zang Toi, Timo Weiland and VPL along with archival looks from Jean Paul Gaultier. The only thing I think is slightly odd is that this was the same night as the OUT100. It’s kind of like having Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang shows at the same time…so maybe next year you can coordinate so this doesn’t happen?
Also I just discovered this video for the event today and think it’s great.