We arrived early afternoon on April 14th. Despite the surge in temperature in NYC, the weather on Vineyard was chilly but beautiful. The goal of the event was three-fold; increase our network, build community for our July show and present L’ Antonio line as the transition wear of the Vineyard. We succeeded on all fronts. We hosted a meet and greet at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown and were graced with the presence of local talent; from a radio host, to an Editor-N-Chief of the local fashion magazine, to a pioneer in small business development, to renowned artists, photographers and designers. I was grateful for the warm welcome, positive response and interest in both i-Fashion Magazine and L’ Antonio. Stay tuned…
It was the last day of March and spring was in the air. Cars flooded with models and photographers trying to get their positioned shoots, welcomed me as I approached 172 Classon Ave in Clinton Hill Brooklyn, NY. From that scene alone, I was intrigued. I stayed to the side as I watched the man himself, Mr. Don Pittman, position several models in front of a red vintage Chevy. A crowd gathered outside and I made my way upstairs to find several set-ups with models and photographers shooting different scenes. Along the right wall was a slew of hair and make-up artists busy at work, preparing models for their selected shoots. The atmosphere was festive and free resembling the spring weather outside; models and photographers expressing their creativity and talent. The whole concept was truly fascinating because you had a diversity of models and photographers shooting different scenes in one location. Fortunately, I had the chance to speak with Mr. Don, thankful that he made time to chat given all that was going on, and he shared that his ultimate plan is to take the show on the road. We wish him the best.
The March equinox has long been celebrated as a time of rebirth in the Northern Hemisphere. Spring-time festivals and holidays such as Easter and Passover are the main celebrations across many cultures as the path of the Sun aligns with Earth’s equator.
It’s a time of both rebirth and renewal. i-Fashion Magazine will celebrate our 10th year anniversary this spring. As I reflect on the past 10 years I am floored by all of our accomplishments and now….I’m ready for more. My hope in the next few months as we transition into spring, is to expand our audience both domestically and internationally. Without giving too much away, I plan to build on our commitment to diversity and inclusion and grace our pages with models, designers, and photographers from Martha’s Vineyard to Ethiopia.
Yes, a broad range of talent and beauty will grace our print pages and our newly designed website. I welcome you to also reflect on this time and think about ways to bring renewal and rebirth to your worlds. Much success and happy spring.
Outerwear gained a new focus at the recently concluded Paris Fashion Week Fall Winter 18 with designers going back to the essence of the classic black leather coat. A of brands showcased head-to-toe black looks in impeccably crafted animal skin which radiated a luxurious sheen.
Givenchy, Olivier Theyskens and Hermes sent out below-the-knee length top coats in leather. Designer Anthony Vaccarello at Saint Laurent brought back focus on the booties by teaming them with ultra-short leather shorts which were paired with a leather jacket. Valentino sent out a top coat with a hoodie and statement fringe which were paired with matching black booties.
Manish D Mishra | Updated: Mar 8, 2018, 07:26 AM IST