DKNY, Marc Jacobs, Edun: Winds of change swept across New York women’s fashion week

NEW YORK, NY, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Winds of change swept across New York women’s fashion week. Marc Jacobs unveiled his latest designs under his new unified label, which blends Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs into one brand. Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne presented their first collection for DKNY. And Edun creative director Danielle Sherman took the concept of ethical, cross-cultural fashion to new heights.

This year’s revelation, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne were named DKNY’s new creative directors last spring. Introducing a more low key, pared-down visual identity for the brand, the designers presented their first collection for Spring/Summer 2016. Born and raised in New York, they revisited their creative roots in the city to craft an extremely rigorous, edgy wardrobe. Straight shapes and bold motifs, strong black/white contrasts and Wall Street suits with an inventive Brooklyn twist brought studied sophistication and a surprising touch to DKNY.

For Marc Jacobs, the show was all about celebrating the present and the creativity spawned by social and digital media. Superimposed styles and eras set the tone, with a voluntary focus on the timeless and universal present. More than a style, Marc Jacobs’ show revealed a thought process, the capacity to be inspired by everything and everyone, to explore archives from a fresh point of view, to invent a very personal vision of the present moment. In the elegant, baroque setting of the Ziegfeld Theatre, extra-large, long trench coats inspired by 1950s movies met baggy jeans borrowed from 90s American campuses, and long hippie-era long lacy dresses.

For Edun, Danielle Sherman was inspired by the beautiful motifs of the ceremonial dance costumes of the Kuba Kingdom in Central Africa. Lines and polka dots decorated abstract, geometric shapes borrowed from artists of the 1930’s. Tops with straight collars and exposed shoulders, long dresses and tunics layered over large solid patches, created structured yet flowing silhouettes.

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DKNY, Marc Jacobs, Edun: Winds of change swept across New York women’s fashion week

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Perfect Perfumes for a 21st Birthday Gift from Fragrance Direct

Online perfume retailer Fragrance Direct has highlighted a selection of luxurious scents from big name brands and celebrities that will reflect the fun, rebellious nature of youth, and make the ideal 21st birthday present.

Turning 21 is a big milestone in any young person’s life, as they get the so-called “key to the door” and the rest of their adult life lies before them. Online perfume retailer Fragrance Direct has highlighted a selection of luxurious scents from big name brands and celebrities that will reflect the fun, rebellious nature of youth, and make the ideal 21st birthday present.

MADONNA TRUTH OR DARE

Madonna is one of the most iconic pop stars of her generation, and her move into the world of fragrances with this Truth or Dare scent has been described by the woman herself as a perfume that is “an expression of me”, but also something that “other people can relate to”. Truth or Dare is “an intoxication mixture of feminine and mysterious”, with notes of white flowers, vanilla and musk.

PACO RABANNE LADY MILLION

Following on from the highly successful 1 Million fragrance for men, Lady Million by Paco Rabanne is for the woman who wants to look, and feel, like a million dollars. With its gold diamond shaped bottle and aroma that is infused with notes of raspberry, honey, white flowers and amber, Lady Million will make any young woman radiate with a fiery, sensual character.

RIHANNA REBELLE

This is the second perfume to be released by Barbadian pop sensation Rihanna, who is widely considered to be one of the most eccentric, and sometimes controversial, pop stars around today. Rebelle is, as the name suggests, designed to indulge a woman’s rebellious side, with its fruity-floral aroma, and its luxurious red and gold bottle that is modelled on the shape of a stiletto heel.

MARC JACOBS DOT

Marc Jacobs fragrances have long been recognised for their floral beauty and youthful nature, and this latest edition to his perfume line, Dot, is no different. With its aroma of red berries and dragon fruit, Dot also has a striking bottle design that has become a signature of Marc Jacobs perfumes, most notably its red and black polka dot decoration, and the flower shaped bottle cap that is a standard Marc Jacobs feature.

All of these youthful scents and more can be ordered today from Fragrance Direct, so to find out more about each of these wonderful perfumes that will capture the thrill of turning 21, visit the Fragrance Direct website at http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/.

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