Fashion Hotel
Fashion TV just made my dreams come true by combining two of my favourite things – travel and fashion. You guessed it; the world’s first Fashion Hotel. Last Friday, the network signed an agreement with Mohammed Al Habtoor, Vice Chairman/CEO of the Al Habtoor Group, to establish a fashion-dedicated escape in Dubai.

Though more hotels are set to follow, the first Fashion Hotel will be 30 storeys tall with a modular exterior displaying 24 hour Fashion TV highlights on the world’s largest 100 metre LED screen. On the interior, it was have 200 rooms equipped with the most sophisticated climate control, lighting, 3D and audio-video technologies. In addition a 50,000 itemed Fashion DVD Library will be on offer, also making it the biggest in the world.

Amenities include a 60-storey retail shopping area, nightclub, spa, gym, studio for photo and movie shoots, hair parlor, and a theme restaurant called “Cathedral of Shoes“. I’m in.

“For years, we have wanted to create the ultimate fashion-themed hotel, aimed at providing Fashion TV viewers, models and businessmen and women with a memorable fashion experience. It’s a great pleasure to sign an agreement with Mohammed Al Habtoor, to share this vision and make this fantastic, global project a reality. Hotel experiences will no longer be the same. It’s an exceptional project and one which is likely to have a massive impact on Dubai, making it the future fashion capital of the world. The city will certainly never be the same again.”
Michael Adam, President of Fashion TV

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Project Runway Apply
Since I don’t have the resources to give you $100,000 and a show at New York Fashion Week, I am going to have to urge you to apply for Project Runway. Yes, you, Future Fashion Designer! Follow in the footsteps of Christian Siriano by appyling for Season 9 of the hit show, and be sure to say hello to Tim Gunn for me.

Fashion Design
Here is your chance, Future Fashion Designers of Wherever! You’re welcome.

I’m a Casting Producer out here in Los Angeles. I’m casting a new show on NBC currently titled “The Fashion Project” from the original producers from “Project Runway“. We’re looking for local designers, whether it be amateur, professionals, people who work from home, etc to compete on this new fashion show. The winner gets their entire line/brand launched in a major retail store across the country.

Kimberly Kessler
Casting Producer
Untitled Fashion Project on NBC
(O) 323-297-7117
(F) 323-297-7101

Mary Katrantzou Fall Winter 2011
2010 Swiss Textiles Award winner Mary Katrantzou is imperative to your future fashion vocabulary. There was a welcome re-acquaintance with trompe l’oeil prints – an aspect from which things only further impressed. Built from the idea of a fabergé egg, every single print and shape was state-of-the-art, down to the Katrantzou-printed Louboutins. No-one else could construct a Swarovski encrusted skirt and make it look like a gem-covered pink flower garden of green jewels. With the addition of separates, her Fall/Winter 2011 offering was wearable without compromising the vanguard progression. See the top five looks below! View Post

Couture Spring 2011 Christian Dior

Christian Dior

Valentino – The departure from the recent to old school was unexpected but not as interesting as it could have been. The pizzazz wasn’t there, and neither was my beloved Valentino red (two pieces do not please a customer base).

Jean Paul Gaultier – Amazepants. JPG used throwback numbering cards like the RTW (ready to wear) I built my love for fashion on. Killer.

Elie Saab – Not one misstep. A collection that screams Megan Fox – in a good way.

Givenchy – Samurai meets Geisha. Hats are unwearable brilliance.

Chanel – Oi vey, Anja and Freja did not look like their beautiful selves. Was it the unadventurous and unflattering collection? Not sure – it wasn’t offensive, but it was disappointing.

Christian Dior – THIS IS COUTURE. The colour nuances alone…I mean…Dior never fails. Left typeless.

Alexis Mabille – A bit ready-to-wear for my taste, but I would not kick a single piece out of bed. Clean statement.

Armani Prive – On first glance, I hated it. Then I remembered this is haute couture, and realised this is exactly what future fashion has been asking for. Structure, fabric, and texture are all genius, but the leggings must go.

See the best pieces below!