This event featured couture fashion created by Turkish design students of the Ankara Olgunlasma Institute. By researching historical Turkish apparel, they translated this traditional approach into a modern silhouette. Consul General of Turkey, Mehmet Samsar, presented the second annual show on May 26, 2009.
Sixty couture garments inspired by the the Ottoman Empire, represented the culture of Turkey. Models wore garments featuring ornate traditional designs and hand-embroidered apparel. The show featured a range from traditional clothing to contemporary, and closed with a group of beautifully executed wedding gowns.
Shigoto Fashion is a Japanese company that features unique and comfortable Japanese apparel. Typical Japanese street wear such as Tabi boots, Tobi pants, T shirts, and Teko wristbands are designed and made in Japan.
The fashion show had samurai-styled models wearing tobi pants (balloon-shaped trousers), t-shirts, tabi shoes (split toed shoes), and decorative wristbands.
Their collection is available for men and women.
Watch an exclusive interview with two of the models in the show below.
For more information or to purchase Shigoto Fashion, please visit their website http://www.shigotofashion.com/
Interview by Jenny Mar
Photos and video by Stevyn Llewellyn
The opening of the GStar Raw Couture show began with two pianists playing classical music on two grand pianos behind a semitransparent screen. Models marched their way down and around the runway. Guests could view the craftsmanship and elaborate details of the NY Raw Special Edition line.
The show started of with classic men’s and women’s black and white tuxedo-inspired looks.
The new dropped-crotch jeans in different denim washes were featured for most of the show.This new style was featured for both men and women. GStar Raw footwear consisted of leather shoes, leather laced up shoes, leather boots, knee high boots, ankle boots, and booties. Utilitarian outerwear with collars were oversize and upturned.
The blue men’s faux fur jacket stood out among the other outerwear collection.
Extensive bindings and buckles, high-stance necklines, oversized pockets and straps gave the collection a rugged, industrial feel. The new silhouette featured loose tapered forms and contrasting fabrics such as raw and heavily washed denim mixed with delicate silk and cashmere.
Benicio Del Toro’s reading of Joy Division’s “Candidate” at the show’s close, was indeed a surprise. His art intervention transitioned the show from traditional catwalk to a G–Star finale.
The Sachika designers To-Tam and To-Nya Ton-Nu presented their collection at the New York Golf Center with the collaboration of the 19th Hole Magazine, associated with TR luxury on May 14th.
Sachika is for the modern woman on the go.
Sachika in Japanese means: “more wishes, more fortune, and more happiness.”
Their many types of dresses focused on the versatile busy woman that wants to accomplish many things. Sachika dresses can easily be translated from day to evening.
The designers use timeless colors & cuts that won’t go out of style. They want their consumer to shop wisely and to buy key pieces for their wardrobe.
To-Tam and To-Nya chose feminine colors that are classic and neutral. A Sachika dress is the perfect key item to wear at any occasion.
The 19th Hole Magazine is a high end luxury magazine focusing on golf and fashion. They combined forces with Sachika to promote golf and fashion. The event was targeted to a younger clientele. The modern woman is a perfect client for golf. Golf is sexy!