Stylebook snapshot: Fashion dip for Feb – Pittsburgh Post

January 31, 2016 - fall Denim

No need to have a Valentine to feel silly this February. For conform lovers, during least, a month forward is packaged with lots to rush about.

From uninformed select bargains to a stylish turn on a Super Bowl, here are some things to do, see and emporium for in Feb to comfortable your heart (and your wardrobe).

Event to check out: Some traditions only keep removing richer with time. Take Carnegie Mellon University’s Lunar Gala conform show, for instance. Now in a 20th year, a eventuality unites tyro designers, models, dancers, videographers, technicians and some-more talents to move a prolongation to life. This year’s thesis is Strain, a curtsy to a event’s continuation and evolution. Check it out during 8 p.m. Feb. 13 in a campus’ Wiegand Gym. Tickets go on sale Monday during Cohon University Center. Information: www.lunargala.org.

New York Fashion Week watch: Feb is staid to be a one-two punch for conform opposite a Big Apple. Monday kicks off a second Council of Fashion Designers of America New York Fashion Week: Men’s shows, that will run by Thursday. Then a marathon of runway shows resumes Feb. 11-18 for a women’s shows. While all eyes will be on a trends for subsequent tumble and winter, there’s already a slew of celebs and shows that conform fans are anticipating: What do a Kardashians have adult their sleeves for an eventuality that Women’s Wear Daily reports will open New York Fashion Week? Will Kanye West be behind with another Yeezy installment? Who will land Rag Bone’s runway uncover sheet giveaway? To keep adult with it all as it unfolds, #NYFWM and #NYFW are a hashtags you’ll wish to follow on amicable media. Plus, hang with any event’s central website — www.cfda.com and www.nyfw.com — for some-more updates.

Are we prepared for some (fashion) football?: Not a football aficionado? No problem! In respect of Super Bowl 50, designers embellished out 50 footballs that will be auctioned off to lift supports for programs that support girl football and health programs for athletes, among other sports-related village endeavors. The Council of Fashion Designers of America teamed with a NFL in 2014 for a identical gift partnership (that time, it was with bespoke helmets) when a Super Bowl was hold in New Jersey. It was so successful that they motionless to give it another go. Betsey Johnson, Kenneth Cole, Rachel Roy, Nicole Miller, Marchesa and Tiffany Co. are among a designers and brands who lent their talents to a plan this time around. Place your bid on your favorite round by Feb. 14 during NFL.com/auction.

Break out your velour tracksuit: Yep, cocktail culture’s favorite two-piece Juicy Couture convenience wear, famous for a rainbow of colors and buttery-soft fabrics, is creation a comeback, with a resurgence alighting new mentions in a likes of Vogue and People StyleWatch. But that’s not all that’s got people articulate newly about a code and a founders, Gela Nash-Taylor, a Carnegie Mellon University graduate, and Pamela Skaist-Levy. A integrate of “Gossip Girl” producers and Mila Kunis’ prolongation association Orchard Farms Productions will furnish a TV uncover about Juicy Couture’s built-from-the-ground-up emergence in a conform industry, that Ms. Nash-Taylor and Ms. Skaist-Levy described in their 2014 memoir, “The Glitter Plan.” It’s expected to be a weekly half-hour uncover that will atmosphere on a Freeform network (formerly famous as ABC Family). No atmosphere date yet, though during slightest we can trip into a circa 2000 tracksuits while we wait!

What to buy (without violation a bank): Target is a master during entrance adult with collaborations that keep fashionistas glued to mechanism screens and station in lines for hours when they’re released. (I consider some of us still are recovering from Missoni mayhem in 2011, when direct for a limited-edition plug collection impressed a tradesman and crashed a website.) For 2016, it’s partnered with conform site Who What Wear to hurl out a monthly plug collection with a street-style flair. The site’s founders (and former ELLE editors), Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power, will come adult with ideas for a attire formed on their possess stylish insights, along with feedback from their online followers. The initial installment debuts currently and facilities delicate prints, confidant accessories, denim designs and some-more easy layering pieces for open — all of that are labelled during reduction than $50. See some-more during www.Target.com. 

For some-more from Post-Gazette character editor Sara Bauknecht, revisit a PG’s conform blog Stylebook during www.post-gazette.com/stylebook. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @SaraB_PG or email sbauknecht@post-gazette.com. 

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