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Retail News from the Runways to the Streets

Designers and their stores evolve with the seasons, and the shows this week and next at New York Fashion Week are right on trend. The following is a review of designers debuting new collections on the runways and also new stores in the fashion capital.

Thakoon is showing at NYFW and just debuted a fabulous new Flagship @ 70 Wooster Street, Soho.

Immediately after the runway show, shoppers can buy Thakoon's latest collection online and in the new store.

The Row is an NYFW preferred show, and the talk of the town with their new store that opened @ 17 East 71st Street at Madison Avenue.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have created the ultimate Upper East Side townhouse of style. Ready-to-wear and accessories collections are available to their customers along with every item, from furniture to art, in the three-story townhouse. This is their second retail location, the first, in Los Angeles, opened on Melrose Avenue in 2014.

Lacoste has opened a new boutique in the Westfield World Trade Center @ 185 Greenwich Street - Main Level C and completed a total renovation @ 575 Madison Avenue. Bright colors abound, along with everyone’s favorite alligator.

Coach is on a comeback with new designs and updated stores. Their biggest shop will be @ 685 Fifth Avenue, a flagship of bountiful proportions, with the whole city agape at their creative signage.

Fashion Week Online has an up to the minute schedule that I check constantly!

Faithful Shopper Facts: here are the venues at a glance:

Skylight at Moynihan Station 360 West 33rd Street

MADE @ Milk Studios 450 West 15th Street

F.Y.I. @ MADE 449 West 14th Street

The Shop @ NYFW: The Shows 875 Washington Street

Skylight Clarkson Sq 558 Washington Street

During New York Fashion Week, the Madison Avenue BID is partnering with the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and Spirit & Flesh magazine on a public art exhibition on our sidewalks entitled “The Language of Fashion.”

The public art exhibition shall kick-off with a gala celebration on the evening of September 8 during Fashion Week, and the sidewalk show of sculptures located throughout our district will be on view from September 8 to 18.

The talent and vision of a group of BFA Design students and their mentors will be on full display during New York Fashion Week 2016 through a public art exhibition on Madison Avenue, curated by Linda Fargo, Senior Vice President and Fashion Director of Bergdorf Goodman, hosted by Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) and directed by Yelena Deyneko, Co-Founder of Spirit & Flesh magazine.

Entitled "The Language of Fashion," the project was originally an assignment created by BFA Design faculty member Olga Mezhibovskaya for her second year type design students. Mezhibovskaya asked them to create textile designs using solely typography and subsequently, to create paper dress models from their designs. The students presented their designs to SVA instructors Chris Austopchuk and Yelena Deyneko of Spirit & Flesh, who pitched the idea for expanded exposure of these designs into realized dresses. Linda Fargo then asked a group of some of the fashion industry's top designers to mentor the students and to help transform their typography graphic illustrations into wearable fashion.

The designers who mentored the students include Altuzarra, Rosie Assoulin, Francisco Costa, Jennifer Csengody, Delpozo, Alber Elbaz , Erdem, Linda Fargo, Geoff Howell, Naeem Khan, Minika Ko, Michael Kors, Ayanat Ksenbai, Humberto Leon, Carol Lim, Phillip Lim, Adam Lippes, Proenza Schouler ,Jonathan Simkhai, Isabel and Ruben Toledo, and Jason Wu.

The dresses created through this collaboration will be showcased at an exhibition, cocktail party and fashion show, which will take place on Thursday, September 8 at 6pm (exhibition starts at noon) at Madison Avenue BID, located at 601 Madison Avenue. The public art exhibition will consist of 22 freestanding life-sized graphic silhouettes of the dresses made from typography constructed by SVA 3D Design Chair, Kevin O’Callaghan, and will be on view between 57th and 79th streets on Madison Avenue during New York Fashion Week from September 8 through 18.

Chair of BFA Advertising and BFA Design departments, Richard Wilde, had a vision to expand SVA’s role to offer students opportunities in the world of fashion, and through the creation of this public art exhibition, his vision came to life.

For more information about "The Language of Fashion," click here.

Promoting Israeli Designers During Fashion Week

“We want to reveal Israel through the lens of fashion and beauty.” -- Tahor Group

NEW YORK, NY --- #TLVRUNWAYNYC will debut on the evening of September 15, 2016, 8:00PM. during NYFW on the CFDA Calendar.

Tahor Group, a New York-based fashion advisory firm will be hosting an installation featuring fashion and jewelry by Israeli designers Maya Negri and Nirit Dekel.  The invitation-only event will be held at Tao Downtown Lounge, in Manhattan 300 VIPs. are expected to attend.   This event serves as a launch for the upcoming February 2017 NYFW, showcasing the top Israeli designers.  (The initiative is open to companies interested in sponsorship opportunities.) The support of the Israeli Government includes, the Israel Consul General of New York, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tourism, and Economy.   "I commend the work of Tahor Group's Nancy Torres Kaufman and Tobi Rubinstein Schneier. I trust that their professionalism will produce an event that will exhibit the creativity and innovation of Israeli achievements in design.” -- Ambassador Ido Aharoni

Tahor Group has chosen as it’s charitable partner, American Friends of Soroka Medical Center; the focus is to bring awareness to breast health, and women’s body image.  

The Tahor Group's highly recognized event advisory board include Faith Hope Consolo “The Queen of Retail” Chairman of Retail at Douglas Elliman.   Sara, from Sara Rabbani Events, special events coordinator for high profile charities, former executive director of WIZO.  Anait Kiladze from Kila Enterprises, organizer of Uzbekistan Fashion Week; event advisor to Piaget, and Cartier.  Donna Schneier, owner of Donna Schneier Fine Arts; whose jewelry collection is featured at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

#TLVRUNWAYNYC will strengthen the perception of Israel and Tel Aviv through fashion and beauty. A continued effort to include Israel in the global marketplace across a diverse array of industries.  The Tahor Group premiere event in 2014 was the couture “Moving Runway” with NYC horse and carriages on Central Park South bringing 92 million media impressions and the world’s attention to NYC 's galloping ambassadors.  

#TLVRUNWAYNYC enjoys the sponsorship of the companies:  Liron David at EVENTIQUESAHAG, Madame PauletteThe AlgemeinerJewish Chick, Cake&Co., ISABELLAInfusion Herbal Teas, Beacon Capital.

IMG’s Retail Pop-Ups During the Shows


The Shop @ New York Fashion Week: The Shows and F.Y.I. @ MADE New York will feature designer collections, bespoke artwork and NYFW partner merchandise NEW YORK (August 31, 2016) –

IMG today announced its plans to introduce two new retail pop-ups during New York Fashion Week this September—a first for the company. The Shop @ New York Fashion Week: The Shows and F.Y.I. @ MADE New York will feature designer collections, bespoke artwork and exclusive partner merchandise. “In our ongoing conversations with the fashion industry, we realized there’s a need for easily-accessible, multipurpose spaces that help our designers and partners connect directly with consumers,” said Catherine Bennett, SVP and Managing Director, IMG Fashion Events and Properties. “The Shop and F.Y.I. are purpose built with that need in mind. For designers, it’s a unique approach to retail that will help drive awareness and sales during this key moment on the calendar. For our brand partners, it’s an authentic touch-point that connects them directly with style savvy customers. And for consumers, it’s a chance to experience fashion as an insider; discovering new brands and getting re-acquainted with their favorites.”

The Shop @ NYFW: The Shows Located at 875 Washington Street,

The Shop will be open Thursday, September 8 through Sunday, September 11. The Shop will sell unique designer jewelry, accessories, and apparel as well as products from NYFW partners including Maybelline New York and Intel. The Shop will also feature bespoke art created by Bradley Theodore and Nick Thomm. Collections available at The Shop include: ALISON LOU, A PEACE TREATY, ERTH x NICOLE TRUNFIO, FALLON, GEMFIELDSxMUSE, JORDAN ASKILL, LELE SADOUGHI, LIZZIE FORTUNATO, MONOGRAM, SATYA TWENA, SCOSHA, and YLIANA YEPEZ. The Shop will be presented by partners Maybelline New York, Intel, Aquafina, Caldrea, Colgate Optic White, DHL, Gemfields, and Papyrus. Additional participants include Armarium and Russell James.

F.Y.I. @ MADE New York Located at 449 West 14th Street, F.Y.I. will be open Monday, September 12 through Wednesday, September 14. F.Y.I. will sell straight-off-the-runway items; highlight merchandise by friends of MADE; and feature a mix of art, video and product from designers showing on the MADE New York footprint. The following brands will be featured at F.Y.I.: 69, ANDRE JAIPEI LI, BARRAGÁN, CHROMAT, ETIENNE DEROEUX, GHE20G0TH1K, KREWE DU OPTIC, KNOW WAVE, LUAR, MAISON THE FAUX, MISBHV, NYLON, PATRICIA FIELD, PYER MOSS, THE BLONDS, THE SMILE, and TUMBLR. “F.Y.I. offers the designers we love a new way to reach consumers,” said Barnett Zitron, VP & Managing Director of MADE. “Our designers and brand partners are nontraditional in every sense, and F.Y.I. offers them a home that didn’t previously exist within New York Fashion Week.

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