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The Gabrielle Union line relaunched with New York & Company and Lord & Taylor for Fall 2021

Gabrielle Union announced the relaunch of her namesake fashion line with New York & Company under the Saadia Group, a leader in multi-category product manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing. The actress, author and entrepreneur returns to fashion design with her most expansive release yet.

The Gabrielle Union line was first launched exclusively at New York & Company in Fall 2017. The retailer saw immediate success and high demand from its customers with the introduction of the collection. With the relaunch, Gabrielle will continue to bring her individual style to the Saadia Group’s diverse portfolio of brands.

“We are excited to have Gabrielle Union join the Saadia Group, her brand is the perfect fit for our family of brands. We are excited to offer our product development expertise to relaunch her line bigger than before, with product at New York & Company and a debut at Lord & Taylor,” said Jack Saadia, Principal and Cofounder of The Saadia Group. “Our customers have been asking for the return of her line and we are confident that Gabrielle’s creativity and authentic style will continue to resonate with them.”

The first release of the line celebrates key staples in Gabrielle Union’s personal wardrobe. From errands and work to date night, and everything in between, the collection is comprised of styles for every occasion. Featuring a color palette of soft neutrals with subtle pops of color, the standout pieces include a stunning multi-color swirl maxi dress, bold sexy knits and matching sets. The new fall pieces embrace luxe textures and fabrics and will introduce denim to her line for the first time ever.

The relaunch of the line will roll out with monthly releases,…






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In DOD’s implementation roadmap, the deputy secretary said DOD will make foundational investments to support
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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with the P5 Foreign Ministers
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken convened yesterday with Foreign Ministers of the People’s Republic of China,
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New York City Mayor de Blasio Calls on Black Brooklyn Designer for Met Gala 2021
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Brooklyn-based independent designer Dreu Beckemberg dressed Mayor Bill de Blasio (New York) and his son, Dante de Blasio for the most important charity event in fashion – the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual fundraising gala on September 13, 2021.

To further New York’s reputation for emerging talent, de Blasio specifically…

GOAT Launches Fall Exhibit, a Digital Shopping Event for Rare Vintage Apparel, Archival Luxury Pieces and Cultural Artifacts
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GOAT, the global platform for the greatest products from the past, present and future, has launched Fall Exhibit, a week-long digital shopping event, bringing together the entities that best reflect the state of style in 2021. The first exhibit showcases exclusive products ranging from vintage and archival apparel to…

Houston Diamond Dealers Offering Wholesale Engagement Rings Direct
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Have you ever been to a super upscale jewelry store and been in awe at their amazing displays of diamonds, engagement rings, and jewelry? They have fancy lighting, marble floors, and salespeople dressed in suits. It all looks good, but guess who ends up paying for that glamorous setup?…

Haddad Brands Presented the 12th Annual Rookie USA Fashion Show During New York Fashion Week
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On September 9th, Haddad Brands presented the 12th annual Rookie USA Fashion Show during NYFW in New York City. This star-studded event, featuring Nike Brand, Jordan Brand, Levi’s, Converse and Hurley, provided an opportunity for celebrities such as Robinson Cano, Victor Cruz, Dr. Wendy Osefo, JWoww, CC & Amber…

PacSun Launches Dedicated Gender-Neutral Brand ‘Colour Range’ With Special Performance By Willow
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This week, Pacsun launched its first fully dedicated gender-neutral brand, Colour Range, a collection of all eco and sustainable clothing. The collection, which includes adults and kids categories, features a range of cotton-based relaxed staples, including t-shirts, sweatpants, cargo and slim-fit pants in solid colors and tie-dye prints.

To commemorate…

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The space has been designed in the brand's signature black and white color story

Karl Lagerfeld Paris opens its first men’s retail store yesterday at Roosevelt Field in Garden City, New York. Set among 1,300 square feet, this space is inspired by fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld and offers ready-to-wear, outerwear, small leather goods, luggage, cold weather accessories, and footwear. This is not only a place to shop the collection, but to experience the world of Karl.

The product range is focused on an assortment of modern, casual essentials that allow for a transitional day-to-night wardrobe. Playful knits, logoed tracksuits, tailored denim, and graphic outerwear crafted in a timeless monochromatic palette with accents of navy and camouflage print. The iconic “Karl Kameo” is also ever-present on a variety of must-have tees, hoodies, wallets, sneakers and bags.

This boutique will offer exclusive VIP services to clients such as virtual appointments, curbside pickup, and private styling appointments where a stylist will work one-on-one with each customer to suggest looks tailored specifically to their individual tastes and wardrobe needs.

The space has been designed in the brand’s signature black and white color story. Contrasting textures and materials alongside clean, modern fixtures provide a space that is modern, inviting and brings the Fall men’s collection to life.

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Junk Kouture goes global with its worldwide appeal of changing the perspective of how people view waste materials

Junk Kouture, the world’s largest sustainable fashion competition for youth, announces its entry into the U.S. market as part of its global expansion this year. As the fifth international market, America joins Junk Kouture’s list as the latest addition to its growing roster of fashion capitals, which includes London, Abu Dhabi, Milan, and Paris in 2021, and 13 cities across 5 continents in 2022. This acclaimed programming for expression and sustainability launched on September 20th in conjunction with ‘Climate Week NYC’ with a variety of events held in New York City.

Junk Kouture is a unique program developed to empower young creatives to be at the forefront of change in the sustainable fashion industry. Students between the ages of 13-18 who participate in this year-round free academic program learn about sustainability through a hands-on experience that applies an educational curriculum focused on the issues of climate change and sustainability while empowering students’ creativity through the inception and creation of runway worthy designs. Participants are challenged to design, create, and model their wearable haute couture styled from waste and recycled materials with the ultimate achievement of qualifying for a spot at the Junk Kouture World Final, taking place in September 2022,…

Fashion Icon Iris Apfel Celebrates 100 With an H&M Collaboration
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H&M announces the global collaboration with a true fashion icon – the inspirational Iris Apfel. For the announcement, H&M will be celebrating and hosting Iris’s 100th birthday on Thursday evening during New York Fashion Week 2021, honoring the beloved fashion muse who has been serving up style inspiration for…

Snoop Dogg Is New Face of G-Star RAW
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Dutch denim brand G-Star RAW announced their latest worldwide ‘Hardcore Denim’ campaign with icon Snoop Dogg. Helmed by a custom-made version of the soundtrack single ‘Say it Witcha Booty’, by the multi-platinum artist.

Snoop needs no introduction – he’s a living legend and a globally recognized innovator, simultaneously iconic and…

Banana Republic Debuts Fall 2021 Campaign
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This Fall, Banana Republic reintroduces its new brand identity, positioning, and brand promise—winking at its heritage while reinventing itself for today’s modern world. Inspired by its roots, the 43-year-old iconic global lifestyle brand is reimagining every detail of the customer experience in the form of democratic, approachable, and inclusive…

Armani Beauty Hosts Exclusive Dinner to Celebrate 78th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale Di Venezia
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Last night in Venice, Armani beauty, main sponsor of the 78th Venice International Film Festival, hosted an exclusive dinner to honor cinematography and celebrate the brand’s newly launched longwear lipstick LIP POWER.

In presence of Roberta Armani, the event gathered the Film Festival’s godmother Serena Rossi and member of the…

TomboyX Names New Chief Executive, Elevates COO Leslie Garrard to Top Job
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After nearly a decade of category-leading success paving the way for gender-neutral brands, progressive underwear brand TomboyX announces a changing of the guard. Co-founders Fran Dunaway and Naomi Gonzalez will hand the reigns to COO Leslie Garrard who assumes the role of Chief Executive Officer, starting immediately. Senior team…

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"The after Covid Recovery" "Star-studded event"
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Fashion designer Elie Balleh showcased his upcoming FALL22 Couture Collection “The after Covid Recovery” at the Angel Orensanz Foundation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a big toll on the fashion industry especially on the brands that specialize in couture and dress wear/evening attire. The designer has managed to stay afloat during these difficult times and had to think out of the box to keep his head above water, every day coming up with ideas to keep his brands going.

He spent countless hours working on his new collection, and the time has arrived to share it with the world. He was excited to showcase his “The after Covid Recovery 2022”, showing over 150 stunning luxurious designs embroidered with Swarovski crystals, Pearls, Beading, furs, and ostrich feathers.

The Handmade Collection took over 3months to complete. Elegant styling for men’s/ boys’. The collection was presented with beautifully enhanced makeup using exotic feathers. The show was a successful and star-studded event.

The Designer is from Lebanon/Syria. Elie is the oldest among the four children of the Balleh Family, he married the love of his life in January 2004, his family grows very fast, and today Elie and Mari have a beautiful big family. His fabulous boys are seen featured in photo shoots, runways, and rubbing elbows with the rich and famous.

Elie is a self-trained professional. At the age of 6 years old, he loved playing around with sewing machines, growing up at age of 12 years old he was already able to deliver a total look, from creating the pattern to…


Tanissa Carmon Launches Untourage The Label Denim Collection at NYFW
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FORWARD [FWRD] Announces Kendall Jenner as Creative Director
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Luxury fashion destination FORWARD , part of REVOLVE Group, Inc. (NYSE: RVLV), announces Kendall Jenner as the new Creative Director. With elevated, modern identities and a deeply-rooted Los Angeles DNA, the pioneering relationship between FWRD and Kendall Jenner is unparalleled.

“I grew up loving fashion and have been incredibly fortunate…

Florida Model Kristen Weardon Treading the NYFW Runway for Supermodels Unlimited Magazine Diversity Rocks Feature
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Naples, FL native & Realtor has shown that even in fashion, age is just a number by landing a coveted spot in NYFW Diversity Rocks show with SU Magazine as well as scoring five different Times Square Billboards.

Who says you can’t have it all; Kristen is a well-respected &…

1BLOCK – Japan’s First Virtual Land-Style Platform
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Digital fashion is here, and you can feel and experience it even more with the latest creations.

Money is now decentralized with blockchains. Almost everything is becoming digitalized, and the fashion world is no exception.

Shaping the New Fashion Industry

Back in the day, stylists had to create garments by sketching, assembling…

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New York Fashion Week was only the beginning for Untourage The Label, and Tanissa Carmon

On September 12th, Creative Director Tanissa Carmon was front and center at New York Fashion Week with the debut of her Untourage The Label collection. Untourage The Label, a 100% black-owned fashion brand, aims to bridge the gap between street sensibility, femininity, and fit, while highlighting the men and women who prefer to be effortlessly cool.

Those in attendance were able to check out Carmon’s denim line collection which showcased an array of dresses, jackets, jumpsuits, and a performance from hip hop artist, Sir Trili, who performed his current single, “Shake The Bank.”

“For this to be my very first fashion show and for it to be at New York Fashion Week, has been a high that I can’t really put it into words,” states Tanissa Carmon. “For my son Branden to perform at New York Fashion Week, and my younger son Bryce to walk on a runway for the first time at their mother’s debut show, was a moment in history for our family. We don’t see that a lot nowadays, and for us to be at the forefront of that is extremely humbling. We do everything as a family, and I think that representation is extremely important for those…



LA Fashion Week Comes to Petersen Automotive Museum This October

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LA Fashion Week (LAFW) will be hosting its 2021 shows this October 7th – 10th at the Petersen Automotive Museum, one of the world’s premier car museums and historical landmarks
Hublot Signs Novak Djokovic as New Ambassador
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Novak Djokovic has joined the Hublot family in the company of such legendary sportsmen as Pelé, Kylian Mbappé, Usain Bolt and Dustin Johnson! A few days before the start of the US Open, the world’s No. 1 tennis player has opted to become an ambassador for the Swiss luxury…

New Luxury Leather Golf Bag ‘The Kennedy Line’ Redefines Style in the Sport
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In a sport that’s defined by its popularity among the wealthy and powerful, it’s difficult to stand out. Soul of Nomad, purveyors of fine, handcrafted, leather goods, have found the perfect way to do so with the Kennedy line of golf bags. A marriage of form and function, the…

Vancouver Performance Jeanswear Co. DUER Opens Sensory Concept Store
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Performance jeanswear brand, DUER, announced the opening of its new flagship store in Vancouver’s Kitsilano district. The 2,100 square foot space, located at 1755 West 4th Avenue, will be transformed into a sensory experience complete with DUER’s signature Performance Playground and 3-D installations built from eucalyptus, recycled plastic bottles,…