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PH5 Makes Knitwear Playful, Sexy & Way Better Than Grandma’s Knits

New York Fashion Week is the red carpet event for designers to show off their coveted collection; it can make or break upcoming designers. While it seems anyone can float around the Garment District of New York City and whip up a few pieces, only the innovative and most talented creators will cross the minds of publications such as Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily, and Forbes. PH5—a contemporary womenswear label focused on cutting edge knitwear—has done just that. Recently wrapping up their sophomore season at NYFW, founder Wei Lin and designer Mijia Zhang take a moment off their busy schedule to talk PH5’s “story of art meets science.” Lin and Zhang seem to have mastered what happens “when an artistic designer has direct access to high tech” materials for their production. PH5’s autumn/winter 2017 collection features drapey and fitted silhouettes against colorful asymmetric skirts and dresses to sexy jumpsuits with a crisscrossed back. Stripes and abstract patterns also played a central figure over cream colored tops and bottoms in the brand’s assorted collection. YHM: Knitwear can …

Carefree Glam was the Motto for Rack Addik’s AW17 Runway Show

The self-taught designer, Kelly Dempsey, also known as the runner-up on Season 14 of Project Runway scores big with her autumn/winter 2017 “Glitter and Grunge” collection of Rack Addik. Dempsey’s runway show produced by AMCONYC for New York Fashion Week last month showcased vibrant styles, drenched with splashes of sparkle and edge. The collection brings meaning to the words “carefree glam.” The designer successfully transitions opposing prints and textures for male and female pieces. The collection allows us to have fun with color and fabric as we tie together our inner glam with our outer street experience. Dempsey was able to explore her creative side in fabric from a young age while growing up in western Massachusetts and visiting her mother’s craft store. She combines life experiences with her inner creativity to put together eccentric everyday street-wear—her motto for defying the rules of fashion. Rack Addik’s ‘Alecia’ dress is a feminine number with shimmery accents but follows up with edgy midriff links to bring about an extra element of cool. The ‘Courtney’ dress invites us …

Ivory Couture’s Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection Makes a Bold & Elegant Stance

Ivory Couture’s “The Women” Autumn/Winter 2017 collection was a breath of bold French Victorian fashion. Creative Director and owner Bella Ivory did an amazing job with her revolutionary line that sported a very classic chic design for the season. From bold black fabrics with hints of delicate light lacework to splashes of passionate color, Ivory’s fabric combination exposes female strength, while preserving her elegance. Her abstract designs draped beautifully across fresh-faced models that confidently strutted down the runway to performing artist Chris Porter. Performing his newest party vibe single ‘Catwalk Killer,’ Porter kept the audience moving in their seats as the models blew us away look after look. There was much excitement floating around the room as the audience realized that although Ivory Couture is elegant high-fashion, it’s designed for individuals of all sizes and backgrounds. With bold colors—white, black and red, and pink being the focal hues—for her line, Ivory makes strong statements, but it’s the way she is able to mix robust fabrics like leather with delicate lacing that truly tells the story. …

Vivienne Hu Spring/Summer 2017: For the Confident and Sexy Woman

New York-based designer, Vivienne Hu, opened her fifth New York Fashion Week show with an upbeat pop melody from live performers. Soft ruffles, masculine silhouettes, and an array of prints and textures drifted down the runway for Hu’s Spring/Summer 2017 Collection. Her line paid tribute to New Yorkers after the 9/11 attacks with her color palette taking on the hues of the Tribute in Light photo, the “two light beams illuminating the Manhattan skyline.” Hu played with minimal fabrics – only showcasing a delicate approach to spring style with sheer, lace, and silk textiles. While her selection of fabrics was narrow, Hu’s prints, color scheme, and texture made for a wild assortment. We asked the designer who is a ‘Vivienne Hu’ woman and she replied a “woman who knows that fashion is a powerful weapon.” The military green and masculine silhouettes that flaunted the runway also put a spotlight on Hu’s mention of ‘confident’ and ‘sexy’ women are who she sees wearing her pieces. Hu’s SS17 lineup truly gives the modern woman a great number of choices …

Blogger & the Brand; A How-To Guide for Success

In a world where lighting is everything and #bossbabe has become a slogan for successful women, there is clearly an overwhelming magnet for perfection like never before. Although I would like to strive for perfection, rainy nights, New York Fashion Week and the MTA train system don’t exactly mix well together. Stepping off the platform in the West Village and into the sleek ambiance of SUSHISAMBA, an upscale restaurant that serves a blend of Japanese and Brazilian cuisine, was every blogger’s dream networking event. Marcus Campbell, the founder of Ombre Digital, a fashion marketing agency, greeted me to the company’s first Blogger and the Brand showcase. The event’s line-up consisted of some major networking opportunities for influencers to get face time with brands which in a nutshell equals possible profit for both parties. Dishing out advice and a helpful roadmap towards success were panelists Christina Ferrari, Christine Bibbo Herr of NYC Pretty, and Kim Westwood of Shopping Links. Campbell took some time to guide us through his company’s first blogger event and what to expect …

The Burlesque Boudoir; All You Need to Know

It’s 11am in the city and the smell of this morning’s coffee is still lingering in the air. As the New Yorkers cross my path in their top-notch heels and suits, I await the arrival of the fabulous Jordan Gelber, the founder and CEO of Starbaby Enterprises. Gelber struts in with luggage in her hands for her next business venture. She begins to dish about the upcoming fashion week events for Starbaby. First up is the edgy meets sexy showcase of Louise Ferdinand’s Lingerie collection on September 4th in New York City. Appropriately titled, “The Burlesque Boudoir’, will also feature the unique shades of eyewear designer Stevie Boi. This year I am very big on celebrating a women’s figure.” Gelber loves inspiring women to be sexy and smart wrapped up in one. Finding inspiration from Sophia Amoruso’s novel Girl Boss and Instagramers like Team Boss Babe, Gelber keeps her head high after getting a few nasty comments about her appearance in the ‘The Burlesque Boudoir’ promo video. There is a stigma that women can’t be …