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Forté Fashion Show

Elizabeth Roynish Photo by Stevyn Llewellyn
Elizabeth Rynish Photo by Stevyn Llewellyn

Up and coming designers premiered their Spring/Summer 2010 collections at the Metropolitan Pavilion on October 21st, 2009. The evening debuted Project Runway finalist and Forté’s headlining designer Kenley Collins, as well as Sheila Frank, Elizabeth Rynish, and RisSA by Marissa Erskine. The four designers collaborated to raise money and awareness for Gilda’s Club NYC – an organization that provides assistance and support to cancer victims.
Kenley Collins’ Amelia Earhart-inspired apparel featured flirty silhouettes in stripes, blues, greens and floral prints topped off with fun feathery headpieces. Models marched off to the Charleston while showing off her vintage-style dresses.

Sheila Frank’s Elizabethan-inspired collection featured a mixture of bold patterns and floral prints. Her clothes were topped of with chains and pearls for a soft light rock look. Color palette consisted of blue, beige, cream, denim, grey, and ivory.

Elizabeth Rynish whom is the creative director for SEAM COLLECTIVE, presented her ‘60s-inspired playful dress collection. Her edgy collection incorporated simple silhouettes, paired with creative collars and built up necklines portraying a vibrant bright color palette-blue, orange, pink, red, white, yellow.

For RisSa’s Spring/Summer 2010 eye-catching collection showcased butterfly wings, cocoon and tulip-like silhouettes. Marissa Erskine showed a spectacular collection with creative details such as her long black gown with sweetheart bodice.
About Gilda’s Club NYC: Gilda’s Club New York City creates welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends. Their innovative program is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, lectures and social activities, all free of charge.

About SEAM COLLECTIVE, Inc: SEAM COLLECTIVE, formed in New York City in 2005, is an organization dedicated to aiding female designers break into the fashion industry. SEAM COLLECTIVE strives to help each and every designer by producing seasonal fashion shows and supplying the necessary resources to advance their careers.
-Jenny Mar

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Photos By Stevyn Llewellyn
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Aysha Saeed Pop Up Shop

SBE-POP-SHOPModern Glossy had the pleasure of meeting Aysha Saeed for her Pop-Up Shop on September 12th where she presented her collection at Cielo Club.

Guests enjoyed complimentary cupcakes from Desserts by Tawny Ong while shopping the Aysha Saeed Fall 2009 collection priced between $39 to $149. Shoppers also had the opportunity to model the dress in a sidewalk photo shoot.
Aysha’s targeted clienteles are for the modern women who has a busy life and needs clothing that is functional and can easily go from daytime into evening. She kept this in mind for Fall and added a few couture details—like hand tucking on hemlines on a grey work dress that can easily be worn after work for cocktails. Her styles can be worn today and can be worn for the next year; she doesn’t design disposable clothes.

Her collection consisted of dark fall colors with a splash of bright color. For example: gray mixing in with fuchsia. She targets women ages 25-45. Women who work and work out that have fashion sense. People that enjoy fashion today with sophistication and grace.

Her next project will be at Princeton University campus where she will be a speaker for “Princeton Women in Business” on September 28th. She will also be hosting a fashion show and sit down VIP dinner on October 21st to benefit Operation Smile.
-Jenny Mar
Photos © SBE Photography To see more photos of the event, please click here.

G-Star Spring 2010

g-starG-Star’s Spring/Summer 2010 show was reminiscent of a mix of a sci-fi film with sailors. Emerging out of moving cylinders, models strutted down the long runway, and guests had the opportunity to absorb the detailed craftsmanship of each piece with a better view.
I was quite surprised that G-Star NY Raw Spring/Summer 2010 collection was not just focused entirely on denim and jeans. The show begun with female models wearing white bikini shorts with plunging neckline structured jackets. Key pieces for women were dresses, beach wear separates, trench coats, belted coat dresses, wrap dresses, body suits, vests and jackets. Key items for men consisted of sportswear, cropped pants, trench coats, suits, jackets, fitted pants, skinny jeans, golf shirts and suspender pants.

Jeans are never basic for G-Star NY Raw collection. For women, the updated boyfriend jean was exaggerated with a baggy loose top and tapered into a skinny jean. The look of the denim pants were boyish and loose which was tapered in the leg. For men, jeans were baggy with a long fly and tapered bottom. Skinny jeans were also present.

G-Star is known for their tailored structured outterwear. The men’s collection consisted of tailored coats and jackets. Shorts were matched with blazers. The cut was similar to last season’s silhouette of drop crotch features. Military style jackets were presented for the women’s line. Their usual blue color palette also consisted of white. Printed silk dresses, shirts and ties softened the raw denim look.
– Jenny Mar
Photos by Rachel Rozzi

Davidelfin Spring 2010

davidDavidelfin’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection featured color palettes of jade, mint green, jewel tones, and navy. His collection was unisex and had an androgynous feel.

Multiple green pieces were shown, and the models wore it from head to toe. Bags, belts, makeup and shoes were green.

Models wore patent leather lace up shoes paired with suits, sparkly navy peep toe stilettos with a dress. Fitted trousers, sheer blouses, shorts, skirts, sweaters, jumpers and dresses were presented.

Detailed stitching could be seen on shirts and jackets. Pieces included fabrics from elastic cotton, acetate weave, hand woven cotton and polyamide.

Sleeveless blazers, a white button down shirt, sleeveless on one side, paired with green fitted pants.

Trousers with a skirt-front or shirts, cardigans who turn out to be a dress, cut out pant suits and shorts over trousers were the highlights of his collection.

-Jenny Mar
-Photos © Sandra Rosales,

Sachika: Fashion For a Cause

jewelry1Sachika designers To-Nya and To-Tam Ton-Nu hosted a fashion charity event at One in the Meat Packing District on August 20th.
The Designers chose to support the Jack and Jill Foundation which is committed to helping children. Since the twins come from a big family of 6 children they wanted to get involved with youths that can better themselves and head towards a bright future.

Erik A. Cliette, the president of the Jack and Jill Foundation spoke about his organization which helps youths achieve their dreams and become strong leaders in America.

Robert Fernandez, VP of Mobile Matters accepted donations made to the foundation via text messages. Mobile Matters is dedicated to raise awareness for causes and to help children become leaders of tomorrow. Donate with love is their motto. Just text JJF to number 336283.

The fashion show featured 8 different dresses and 1 jumpsuit that is functional to wear in the daytime or nighttime. Sachika’s theme is always “from day to night”. Each dress and one jumper was presented with one model wearing the daytime look and the other wearing the nighttime look.

Sachika demonstrated how their dresses can be accessorized accordingly by introducing their jewelry collection. They were inspired to create bold and sexy pieces to add glam and spice to an outfit . They wanted to come up with jewelry that attract the eyes but yet are easily paired with anything. The Jewelry collection consisted of venetian glass, crystals, fall and fresh water pearls, agate, jade, vintage beads, and black gala glass to create unique pieces.

Sachika ” For The Modern Women” is essentially a fashion label that caters to the busy woman and her lifestyle. Their dresses are simple and versatile as they could be key items in any Modern Woman’s  wardrobe. The same dress can be worn at many different occasions and ultimately from day to night. Accessories are ornaments that can easily dress up or down any style or outfit. It was natural that the next step for the designers was to come up with a line of jewelry.

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-Jenny Mar

Video By Stevyn Llewellyn

See Photos of Sachika’s Jewelry line below.
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