Von Furstenberg is now taking her mission a step further with the DVF Awards, an annual ceremony, which aims to recognize women whose leadership skills and vision have had a positive impact on the lives of other women around the world.
The awards were created with the support of The Diller-Von Furstenberg Family Foundation — and von Furstenberg credited her family for inspiring her to establish them.
Stella McCartney dropped off her kids at school in London looking extra crisp in a pair of her own cropped denim jeans and a smart navy double-breasted blazer. Instead of wearing her short fringed scarf around her neck, she stylishly placed it over her shoulder — great idea! Her famous Falabella chain tote, leopard print flats, and metal aviators complete her ensemb.
Now it seems that Martone may have just been doing field work on an upcoming project: a swimwear line with designer Jules Kim. NYMag reports that Martone’s role in the project is unclear; it seems likely he’ll be handling the marketing of the project, given that he just launched a boutique PR company.
Leading global African-themed style and cultural magazine ARISE selected top African designers Black Coffee, Loin Cloth and Ashes along with Deola Sagoe to showcase Fall/Winter 2010 designs during the publication’s AFRICAN COLLECTIVE PART III Mercedes Benz Fashion Week runway presentation.
On Saturday, February 13th at 8 p.m., show producer Jan Malan will transform Bryant Park’s largest venue, The Tent, into a living African landscape with elaborate staging inspired by award-winning poet Ben Okri. Models will walk through a virtual day and night on the great continent flush with excitement as South Africa gears up to host the FIFA World Cup and many states celebrate a half century of independence as well as economies poised for rapid growth.
NEW YORK – Fallen fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander used drugs, threats and the lure of modeling jobs as he conducted a campaign of sexual molestation involving a dozen women, prosecutors said Friday in a case that echoes charges that sent him to prison in California.
Wearing a white shirt and tan drawstring pants, the one-time rising design star said nothing but “not guilty” as he was arraigned in a Manhattan court on a raft of rape and other charges dating to 2002.
Alexander preyed on the women, then ages 15 to 26, after contacting them with offers of modeling opportunities, prosecutors said.
He rendered at least two women physically helpless by drugging them, and he told one teenager he would hurt her if she reported her rape to authorities, the indictment said.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office had disclosed some of its charges against Alexander in 2007, after his arrest in the California case. But new charges and details — such as the allegations of drugging and threats — emerged at his arraignment Friday.