Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Fashion Week has grown into a prestigious event recognized worldwide for its success in presenting stunning couture fashion shows in upscale venues. For the first time in history, a partnership of independent fashion designers, retailers, event producers, models and plus industry businesses, will join forces to bring the fashion week experience to the curvy consumer. Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFWeek) will proudly launch in New York City, June 25-27, 2009.
In America alone, there are 40 million women over size 14, spending $25 billion a year on clothing, or a quarter of all clothing sales, according to American Demographics.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Every season Akiko Ogawa delivers a powerful collection. Fall 09' was no exception. The stunning runway diva Chanel Iman opened and closed the co-ed show, where the lineup was carefully selected and full of feminine, youthful women and androgynous men. The designs are very downtown chic with a modern rock & roll edge. The collection included gorgeous woven and ombre-dyed jackets with a jagged cut out asymmetrical design at the bottom. There were satin jodfers matched with 7” platform leather belted boots with mirrored heels and topped off with a high waisted darted and well-tailored blouse. The styling was outstanding thanks to the brilliant Patti Wilson. Also the make up and hair were beyond chic thanks to Peter Grey and Kabuki. The gracious designer, Akiko Ogawa, was all smiles throughout the show.