Fashion's relationship with sports has been an ongoing one, especially in New York, but even more so over the last few season's in the run up to the Olympics. While that's true, that didn't make the announcement that the CFDA have decided to team up with the New York Met any easier to understand.
The partnership aims to celebrate their respective 50th anniversaries and yesterday the first images of the pieces were released. Not all of the members were involved in the project. According to The Cut, Yigal Azrouël, Shipley&Halmos, Loomstate and Billy Reid are the designers behind the Mets-themed clothing. All of the pieces are now available on Edition01.com with the proceeds benefiting both organisations.
A few years ago there was controversy about fashion week running over Labor Day and now fashion Jews aren't happy that New York Fashion Week will directly overlap with holiday, Rosh Hashanah. The religious event starts at sunset on September 8th and ends on September 10th - the day Fashion's Night Out begins.
As a result, Israeli designer Yigal Azrouël will only make a quick appearance at his boutique during the Fashion's Night Out festivities and Ivanka Trump (who is married to an Orthodox Jew) has refused to work on during the holiday. "No one would dare ask us to work on Christmas," a Jewish fashionista told The Cut.
Yigal Azrouël, for fall, doesn't mind mixing masculine with feminine. That explains why he sent a chic collection of slim-fitting, menswear-inspired separates down the runway at New York Fashion Week yesterday. And since he shows menswear right along with his women's wear line, we can see where he got the idea.
Although bright red, slashed-shoulder dresses inevitably charmed, it was the blouses and pants that won over at Azrouël. The designer, like so many others this season, focused on the shoulder for shirt details, as seen in his capelet effect on a dusky orange silk blouse. For trousers, he spoiled his audience rotten. Think a looser - but never relaxed - version of the pegged trousers we've seen pop over the past two seasons, or streamlined riding pants perfect for a mannish black blazer. The designer gets bonus points for making some of his layering tromp l'oeil, since we all know a girl likes to look trim. With a solid roundup like this, plus a new capsule collection of handbags, we predict good things for Azrouël for 2010. He has to get good karma for keeping his fanbase so well treated.
The heavily-anticipated 'Kell On Earth' reality TV show - the brain child of PR guru and People's Revolution's founder Kelly Cutrone - has finally reached our screens. The debut episode, which premiered last night on Bravo, gave the audience a preview of New York Fashion Week, focusing on the scandal that ensued last year when razor-tongued Cutrone proceeded to sit former call girl Ashley Dupre on front row at Yigal Azrouel's show, much to the chagrin of other NYFW attendees.
The show also introduces Cutrone's current assistant, who goes by the name of Andrew M. Shedding light on why she chose a dark-haired, bondage-jewelry-wearing assistant as opposed to the LA 'beach babes' we had become accustomed to seeing in The Hills and The City, Cutrone explains, "I got really tired of interviewing blonde girl after blonde girl." How we love her honesty. Ensure you tune in to Bravo at 10pm every Monday to see how their dynamic unfolds.
Despite all the necessary preparations for fashion week, we're taking a break tonight to tune in to Bravo. Kelly Cutrone's new reality series, 'Kell on Earth,' premieres at 10 p.m. EST, and we expect the public-relations legend to be even more quotable than the 'Jersey Shore' kids. Tonight, the People's Revolution founder and previous advice guru for 'The Hills' and 'The City' cast members is set to deal with former prostitute Ashley Dupré. After Cutrone gave Dupré a front-row seat at Yigal Azrouël's fashion show last spring, Azrouël promptly fired Cutrone. Although she admits making a mistake, Cutrone invites Dupré to her office to talk. But when Dupré suggests crashing the upcoming Yigal Azrouël show, Cutrone is not amused, to say the least.
We can't wait to watch the drama unfold with someone described by the LA Times as "almost Kanye West-ian in her bluntness," and the good news is, we soon can add some of her brashness to our bookshelves. On Tuesday, Cutrone is releasing a book called If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You. We don't feel any tears coming yet, but we can't say the same for anyone who crosses Cutrone's path on 'Kell on Earth' tonight.