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MILWAUKEE — I am thrilled to celebrate this young fashion designer during Hispanic Heritage Month. I saw her work at the 2023 Mount Mary senior fashion showcase and was so impressed with her work.

Meet Nohemi’ Chavez Contreras, a recent graduate of Mount Mary, recipient of the Emerging Fashion Designer Award, and an Artist in Residency at Mitchell St. Arts Center. And, in my opinion, the “REAL DEAL!”

Although she only started in 2019, her eye for design and her craftsmanship far exceed her four years of work.

“When I think of myself, I don’t think that I fit into the box of a stereotypical Mexican designer. A lot of the time when you think of a Latin American designer, you think of really bold floral prints and colorful patterns, a lot of flounces and ruffles, which is great. It’s beautiful. But that is not me and who I am as a person or as a designer.” said Nohemi’.

Though she loved fashion, Nohemi’ says, “I didn’t know that I could actually make a career out of this. Without even realizing it, I just fell in love with it and now I think that this is what I’m supposed to be doing and this is part of my purpose.”

This talented designer is most definitely on purpose! She approaches her clothing with a boldness that is seldom seen outside of Haute Couture. With bold lines and figure-flattering silhouettes, Nohemi’ is more than deserving of her accolades.

In closing, she says, “A big part of my brand is to help others be true to themselves and stand in their prime unapologetically. To be proud of who they are and where they come from.”

Check out this Mount Mary Fashion spotlight on Nohemi’ on YouTube.

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Celebrated as the masters of minimalism, Abraham & Thakore have extended their subtle and refined style to Delhi’s Dhan Mill. They have unveiled a new store that marks the duo’s second boutique in the capital, a city that serves as a wellspring of inspiration. The store‘s appearance is characterized by a clean, skill-centric, and modern approach, encapsulating much of the brand’s enduring identity.

The design work has been undertaken by Studio Organon, who took meticulous care in conveying the brand’s essential principles and unwavering commitment to traditional Indian aesthetics. This attention to detail is evident in the material selections, exemplified by the custom-designed terrazzo flooring adorned with a striking checkerboard pattern.

Sharing about the store opening, designer Rakesh Thakore shares, “We are extremely excited to finally have another home in Delhi. The city has always accepted our designs and apparel with great gusto by means of other multi-designer outlets where we enjoy a presence. Through this store, we plan to exclusively serve our patrons better. The Dhan Mill not only boasts of great footfalls but has also been on the ascend to grow its designer brands portfolio, and we are elated to join hands in their journey to provide luxury clothing to its customers. We also believe that our growing young clientele will appreciate access to our products at this bustling destination.”

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The opening of Abraham & Thakore’s new store coincided with the launch of the brand‘s latest collection: Soft Geometries. Tailored for upcoming celebrations, yet suitable for all-season wear, this edit can be best characterised as ‘chill bling’ — a concept that the designers have seamlessly transformed from a paradox into a cutting-edge fashion reality.

One can find elaborately embroidered brocades, jewel-toned ikats and captivating colours in the edit. The

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The Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA) has released the list of nominees for this year’s awards.

The annual event, which recognizes the “leading and emerging talent currently shaping the Canadian and global fashion industry,” is set to take place Oct. 14 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of CAFA, a milestone that co-founder and president Vicky Milner calls “a very special” one.

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“As I reflect on the last 10 years, I’m so proud of the incredible community we’ve built and the opportunities, connections, and meaningful change we’ve helped to create in our industry and beyond,” Milner said in a news release.

Selected by a nominating committee of industry professionals, the nominees span various categories including Womenswear Designer of the Year, Menswear Designer of the Year, and Emerging Talent, Accessories. Nominated brands on this year’s list include Toronto-headquartered jewelry brand Mejuri, sustainable style option KOTN, and Vancouver-based bodywear brand Londre, among others.

Past winners have included Canadian fashion stars such as designers Aurora James and Jason Wu, actor Kim Cattrall, supermodel Coco Rocha and more.

To learn more about CAFA, or to purchase tickets to the gala event, visit cafawards.ca.

2023 CAFA Nominees

Womenswear Designer of the Year 

  • Eliza Faulkner
  • Hilary MacMillan
  • Silk Laundry

The Menswear Designer of the Year 

  • École de Pensée
  • Frank And Oak
  • Raised by Wolves
  • SECTION 35

Emerging Talent, Fashion

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  • 3-Dimensional
  • Adidem Asterisks*
  • Dorian Who
  • Golshaah
  • Ouma
  • Ste. Marg. Scot.

Emerging Talent, Accessories 

  • Life Liveth
  • Lo’bat
  • Lunar Rain
  • Lunetterie Generale
  • Omi Woods
  • Steff Eleoff

Accessory Designer of the Year

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FLINT, MI – Flint’s newest summer event, Drip Fest, is a sneaker and clothing exchange that provides a space for collectors to buy, sell and trade anything from vintage tees to designer clothing.

The first-ever Drip Fest ran from Saturday, June 3 through Sunday, June 4 at the Dort Financial Center.

Vendors came prepared with tables full of sneakers, designer clothes, vintage clothes, collectables, art, handmade pieces, custom on-site embroidery and much more.

Seth Conklin, owner and organizer, hopes that Drip Fest becomes a yearly tradition in the Flint area.

Related: ‘Drip Fest’ sneaker and clothing exchange to become Flint’s newest annual event

“We’ve had a decent turnout especially for our first year, thousands of pairs of shoes in the building, thousands of clothing items from designer all the way down to vintage,” Conklin told MLive-The Flint Journal. “We definitely need the community to come out and show their support so we can do this again next year.”

The event also featured music and a bar inside the venue. There also were multiple food truck vendors outside serving pizza, tacos and other foods.

Alongside the sneaker and clothing exchange, there also were bounce houses and several other games for kids.

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Flint Soap Box Derby offers kids a chance to compete, learn life skills

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Can we please take a moment to admire Nicole Kidman‘s 2023 Met Gala look?

Accompanied by husband Keith Urban, the movie star arrived on the carpeted steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing a majestic blush pink ball gown, which she previously wore from 2004 Chanel No. 5 ad. The piece featured silver sequins, a center high-leg slit, a sweeping train dusted with boa feathers, and a delicate one-shoulder tulle cape.

Urban, who wore a classic black tux with a white dress shirt, was photographed admiring his wife on the steps. The two weren’t afraid to flaunt some PDA, with the couple holding hands and exchanging a quick peck as they ascended the stairs.


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Tonight’s theme, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” pays homage to the life and legacy of the late Chanel creative director.

The Costume Institute describes the spring 2023 exhibition as an exploration of “the work of Karl Lagerfeld. Focusing on the designer’s stylistic vocabulary as expressed in aesthetic themes that appear time and again in his fashions from the 1950s to his final collection in 2019, the show will spotlight the German-born designer’s unique working methodology.”

The exhibition will additionally showcase about 150 of Lagerfeld’s designs, as well as some of his sketches, both of which “underscore his complex creative process and the collaborative relationships with his premières, or head seamstresses. Lagerfeld’s fluid lines united his designs for Balmain, Patou, Chloé, Fendi, Chanel, and his eponymous label, Karl Lagerfeld, creating a diverse and prolific body of work unparalleled in the history of fashion.”

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Toronto-based Indigenous designer Lesley Hampton took centre-stage at Fashion Art Toronto over the weekend to a packed house.

You may recognize Hampton’s name from her appearances on Canada’s Drag Race, but she has also been gaining international acclaim since Vogue named her the top Canadian designer to watch.

If that wasn’t enough, her recent line of athleisure wear took the web by storm when it was spotted on Lizzo’s workout posts on Instagram.

The line of size-inclusive comfies has been in high demand since it received the unofficial Lizzo endorsement, but there’s much more to Hampton’s work than athleisure.fashion art torontoThursday’s show featured the “Buoyant 2023 collection,” which is a collaboration showcase with Indigenous retailer Aaniin.<a href=fashion art toronto” id=”content-image-89473″ src=”https://media.blogto.com/uploads/2023/05/01/1682968439-20230427-fashion-art-toronto-3.jpg?w=1400&cmd=resize&height=2500&quality=70″/The collection featured everything from glamorous dresses and glittering pant-suits to satin shorts and floral bomber jackets.

fashion art torontoNever missing the opportunity to make a statement, Hampton also wowed onlookers at both her shows this weekend with the most diverse group of models on the catwalk.

This included a Sunday appearance by Monika Myers, the first model with down syndrome to ever walk at Fashion Art Toronto.

I can’t wait to see what’s next for this exciting local designer as she continues her fashion universe take-over.

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I admit: I never entirely drank the Karl Lagerfeld Kool-Aid. I was not one of those critics (and there were some) who would clutch their breast, shriek “genius!” and swoon after every show.

I often felt that for every extraordinary piece the designer created for Chanel or Fendi — by the time I started in fashion, his career at Chloé was at an end — there would be another clunker of a dress or a suit: unflattering, frumpy, kind of awkward. I found the set-building he did for his Chanel shows in the latter years (the supermarkets, rocket ships and icebergs in the Grand Palais) not just a smart social media move (which it was) but too often an egregious display of a bottomless budget and sleight of hand to distract from what was on the runway. Sure, that tweed sweatsuit made that model look like a Real Housewife — but everyone was looking at the double-C branded pasta on the faux megamart shelf instead!

Once I got spoken to by the Chanel press office for not fully “understanding” Lagerfeld’s vision. But as I wrote in the designer’s obituary (he died in 2019), while he unquestionably changed the business of the industry — its marketing, its branding, its very structure — thanks to his ability to take on a heritage house like Chanel and reinvent it with the detritus of its own codes, I didn’t think he really changed wardrobes. He didn’t give the world a new silhouette, or an expression of identity, the way Coco Chanel herself did, with the bouclé suit, or Christian Dior, with the New Look, or Saint Laurent, with Le Smoking, the tuxedo suit for women.

All of which is to say that when I heard the Metropolitan Museum of Art would

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