• Benefit Cosmetics x Brunette The Label Team Up For Women’s Empowerment Collaboration

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    Benefit Cosmetics and Brunette the Label are two female-founded brands at the forefront of an inclusive cultural movement inside the beauty and fashion industries. This limited-edition collaboration strives to empower consumers to cultivate whats good in themselves and those around them by inspiring, strengthening, and elevating one another.

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  • Ashley Kennedy: Black-Owned Beauty Brand Offers 100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free Lashes

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    Ashley Kennedy is a black-owned beauty brand that offers super easy and affordable, must-have faux mink lash sets that are perfect for happy hours with co-workers, going out for dinner with family and friends, and traveling this season.

    Everything is vegan, cruelty-free, and Leaping Bunny Certified. There is so much to love about this brand and its backstory.

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  • Albright College Alumni Luisana Batista presented SS22 Collection at NYFW – 2021

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    Albright College recent graduate Luisana Batista presented SS22 resort Collection, “Whispering Wings.

    Luisana Batista SS22 Collection

    Luisana Batista SS22 Collection
    Luisana Batista SS22 Collection

    Luisana Batista SS22 Collection

    Luisana Batista SS22 Collection

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  • Albright College Student Stephanie Vargas Hemmings presented SS22 at NYFW – 2021

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    Albright College student Stephanie Vargas Hemmings presented her SS22 collection called “Versailles XVI” that channeled the extravagance of French maximalist design mixed with the designer’s Puerto Rican cultural eye.

    Stephanie Vargas Hemmings SS22 Collection

    Stephanie Vargas Hemmings SS22 Collection

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  • Albright College Alumni Josh Polk presented SS22 Collection at NYFW – 2021

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    Albright College alumni Josh Polk launches a modern, graphic luxe swimwear collection Rose.

    Josh Polk SS22 Collection

    Josh Polk SS22 Collection

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  • Albright College Student Amanda Castanon presented SS22 at NYFW – 2021

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    Albright student Amanda Castanon was inspired to create her collection by the Renaissance & the costumes from the era.

    Amanda Castanon SS22 Collection

    Amanda Castanon SS22 Collection

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  • Albright College alumni Liz Polley presented SS22 at NYFW – 2021

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    Albright College has a very robust & celebrated Theatre Costume Design track as part of their Fashion Design Program, which was highlighted through the collections of working theater costume designer Elizabeth Liz Polley entitled Homespun as a nod to the collections root inspiration.

    Elizabeth Polley Collection

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  • Grade A Fashion: Albright College Debuts on the Runways of NYFW

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    September 11th, 2021 (New York City) — Fashion is an industry where new points of view are celebrated. On the evening of Saturday, September 11th, fashion had 9 new reasons to celebrate when Albright College made its NYFW debut during the 9 Collections Fashion Show. Every designer shown had two things in common none had previously shown during NYFW before & all of them have graduated or are current students of the venerable fashion program based on the Albright College campus in Reading, PA.

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  • Thalé Blanc: Bees Were Buzzing at NYFW – 2021

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    Deborah Sawaf, the founder & creative director of the runway fashion & accessories collection Thal Blanc, decided to create some buzz during NYFW with her Spring Summer 2022 collection literally.

    Thal Blanc SS22 Collection

    Long known for her fusion of cultures, textures & jewel tones, Deborah chose to create from a place of personal discovery & concern once again. Her Spring Summer 2022 collection pays homage to one of the planets most intriguing & underrated creatures, the Bee. Deborah, which literally means “bee” in Hebrew, & the consonants “DBR” which mean lead or pursue, is a fitting name for Thal Blancs creative director & queen bee.

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  • Sena Ahohe brings African Fashion to Modern Life

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    24Fashion TV had a chance to sit down for an interview with a fashion designer, Sena Ahohe, the founder of Kejeo Designs.

    24FashionTV: When did you first realize you wanted to pursue a career as a fashion designer?

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  • 24Fashion TV to be a media sponsor for NOW PR’s “Party and Shop” with top influencers

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    24FASHION TV is excited to be a media sponsor for NOW PR ‘s event – launch of the new fall collection LennyLu and designer Puey Quiones

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  • Inna Elsie Luxury Robes Brand to Present a Fashion Show In Bel Air, CA

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    24FASHION TV is excited to partner with Inna Elsie Luxury robes brand to present a fashion show In Bel Air, CA that is set to depict the brand’s focus on authenticity, creativity, and originality.

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  • NOW PR – our new partner

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    NOW PR is a public relations and communications agency based in Beverly Hills California and a corporate office in Las Vegas Nevada, soon to launch a branch in Paris, France. NOW PR is the quintessential destination of brands globally. NOW PR serves as an effective means of setting trends as we integrate an approach to public relations that combines fashion, beauty, lifestyle and global events.

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  • Forever 21 brought the magic back to New York Fashion Week with its sexy fashion show and party produced by Planet Fashion

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    September 14th, 2021 Miami, FL  Media and event company, Planet Fashion marked their return to New York Fashion Week with a bold fashion show production for mega-retailer, Forever 21. Set in the heart of the West Village, the show was built out in a gorgeous industrial space with exposed brick walls and skylights. Gold neon Forever 21 letters served as the backdrop for the chic, edgy aesthetic. The collection was a nod to the sexy reference of the Bridgett Bardot era mixed with todays urban fashionista.  Forever 21 has certainly taken on a more high fashion tone under the art direction of Planet Fashion. Among the models walking the runway were Total Divas reality TV star Danielle Moinet, current Miss El Salvador Vanessa Velasquez, former Miss Poland Caroline Derpienski, Maxim Model Rachel Vallori, and influencers, Iriannis Lopez, Daylon Muenzer, Bri Wilburn, Kemi Areke, Aly Korin, Anthia Mo, Karen Chaiane and Giselle Pina. There was a live performance by Warner Music artist Maya Soufi.  In the fashionable crowd, was Actor Rome Flynn, NBA star JT Thor, actress Lilly Ketchman, actresses from The hit Netflix series Baby Sitters Club, Anais And Mirabelle Lee, Model Wendell Lissimore, TikTok Stars Chicklet, and Maleni Cruz, and many other influencers and notable personalities in sports, music, and fashion. Cocktails were sponsored by Kolohe Juice and elevate Tequila. Skin and Co. provided cosmetic gifts. The event was part of a digital influencer marketing campaign by Planet Fashion for Forever 21.

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  • Segway Partners with Tombogo for NYFW Celebrating Sustainability and Design

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    New York, NY (September 10, 2021) Segway debuted a partnership with up-and-coming, functional, streetwear designer Tommy Bogo, for his eponymous label, Tombogo on the rooftop of Spring Studios with NYFW: The Shows. The short-distance transportation e-vehicle company partnered with Tombogo to celebrate its dedication to sustainability. Tombogo has cited sustainability as a core value of the brand and incorporates repurposed and recycled materials into their ideation and design of collections.

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  • Lavender shined for SS22 by Tiffany Brown Designs at NYFW 2021

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    New York, NY (September 10, 2021)-Celebrating the fashion industry’s return back to in-person runway shows, Tiffany Brown Designs debuted its Spring/Summer 22 collection at NYFW with 50 shades of purple for the namesake brands debut in New York. The men’s and women’s wear collection ranged from at leisure to couture with supreme construction like tailored suits, draping and extravagant tulle dresses.

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  • Streetwear brand CHAANCE made its SS22 Collection Debut on NYFW 2021

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    New York, NY (September 8, 2021)-Streetwear brand CHAANCE made its SS22 collection debut on NYFW.com on Wednesday, September 8th at 6:30PM EST. The performance and streetwear collection is inspired by culture, individuality, the stories and many runways we share, from the boxing ring to the boardwalk-the diner floor to the dive bar-the world is our runway, and were here for it! The brand embraces all the early 90s vibes with its vibrant and functional collection of sportswear. The cinematic choice in debuting the new collection of CHAANCE, virtually, came by way of both safety measures and tribulation for the international brand presenting in New York during the global pandemic.

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  • RVNG Turned Heads with Bold SS22 Collection at New York Fashion Week 2021

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    TORONTO, ONTARIO – September 10th, 2021: Luxury fashion label RVNG, headed by CAFA-nominated designer Jordan Stewart, presented its third runway collection yesterday at New York Fashion Week. The internationally-recognized fashion label – with features in VOGUE, Vanity Fair and Chatelaine – presented The Bisous Collection, an elegant array of hand-beaded garments combining intricate designs with daring colors fit for the return of fashion, virtually at NYFW.com.

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  • INF Presented SS22 Collection for NYFW 2021

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    INF was founded by independent designer Kuo Wei, who was born in Taichung and graduated from the Fashion Design Institute of Shih-Chien University from Tai-wan. This is the second time Kuo Wei has been selected for the official New York Fashion Week. After entering the schedule list by following a fashion micro-film with the theme of Gay Love and Taiwan General Store in February this year, and performed by Golden Horse best actress Chen Shufang at New York Fashion Week, this season Kuo Wei also challenged the scale again by shooting another fashion film by thrilled and suspense element, combines fashion and grotesque. The full feature film will be premiered at the INF brand 22SS runway at historical house Lin An Tai. The scene of the story in the play switches between the Yin and Yang worlds. In the play, the actor Li Kangsheng lost his son and took the car as his home. He constantly seeks the help of his shaman (played by Nadow Lin) and looks for meeting his beloved son by Gun lu yn. Sadly, but still can’t let go of the hatred to the man who killed his son (played by Erek Lin). The story revolves around the interaction and resentment between the three.

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  • Studio|Couture and Asian Fusion Gallery Highlight Black and Asian Designers at The Runway: East to West SS22 Fashion Show

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    6 Local and International Designers to feature Spring/Summer 2022 collections, Sept. 17

    WASHINGTON, DC (September 17, 2021) Nationally acclaimed runway producer, Studio|Couture, will host its premiere The Runway Spring/Summer 2022 (SS22) fashion show on Friday, September, 17, 2021, at the Asian Fusion Gallery (AFG) on L Street NW in the heart of downtown Washington, DC. Doors open at 6:30 PM for a pop-up shopping experience with show designers and hand selected artisans, the runway show begins promptly at 8:00 PM.

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  • 24Fashion TV and Nolcha Shows throw a closing party for NYFW 2021

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    24Fashion TV and Nolcha Shows throw a closing party for NYFW 2021 on September 14 at Williamsburg Hotel Rooftop


    About The Nolcha Shows:

    The Nolcha Shows, now in its 14th year, is an award-winning event held during New York Fashion Week to showcase independent and emerging fashion designers to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. The Nolcha Shows have become renowned as an incubator of talent and a platform of discovery, promoting cutting-edge, innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibitions. The event is officially recognized by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, offering a range of cost-effective options to help independent fashion designers gain recognition and develop their businesses. The Nolcha Shows consistently receives positive media coverage including features in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, WWD, New York Magazine, Elle, Entrepreneur, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, CBS, NY1, US Weekly, NBC, and Inc.

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  • KOREANO Presented SS22 for NYFW Powered by Nolcha Shows

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    ABOUT KOREANO SS22

    KOREANO is reimagining the modern womans wardrobe by creating one outfit for any occasion. The brand expresses a commitment to utter self-expression and independence through a curated uniqueness of femininity and strength.

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  • KLOVA Presented SS22 for NYFW Powered by Nolcha Shows

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    ABOUT KLOVA SS22

    Masters of minimalism reside at Klova; the destination for illustrating the beauty and charm of women in Chinese culture. Woven together with lightness and naturalism, this collection seeks to encourage comfort and peace. The uniqueness of Klova is in the details. The carefully created collection came about through airy, light color and neutrals, and anelegant voluptuousness that can seldom be duplicated.

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  • KavenLiu DIMOR Presented SS22 for NYFW Powered by Nolcha Shows

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    About KavenLiu DIMOR SS22 

    DIMOR designs seek to evoke a sense of belonging and freedom for women while weaving structure and architecture into its feminine elements. This collection in particular places an emphasis on the female form and waistline, ensuring a flattering silhouette complemented by comfortable materials such as silk, hemp, and cotton. The juxtaposition between KavenLiu DIMORs femininity and structured, angular elements make for a compelling yet wearable collection.

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  • The 5th Season Presented SS22 for NYFW Powered by Nolcha Shows

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    About The 5th Season SS22

    The 5th Season unconventionally found inspiration for their collection from that of a bird, an animal that represents much of what the brand seeks to convey: freedom, elegance and rebirth. The homage to the bird will be seen through the colors, textures, and silhouettes of the designs at The 5th Season.

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  • Chuks Collins S/S 2022 Presentation

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    With a focus on time and freedom, the Chuks Collins Spring Summer 2022 collection Resurrection draws upon human abilities and our desire to create infinite possibilities. Resurrection is something we rarely notice yet we see often. It happens in nature, in our parks, and gliding in the air. It moves with time and most importantly takes place within our bodies daily. The beauty of these seemingly mundane yet exquisite happenings inspired the collection.

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  • THEO Presented SS22 for NYFW

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    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th 2021, THEO Presented S22 Collection for NYFW

    THEO spring22 co-ed collection has one task-to limit oneself to the essentials, so that design starts to work. To interact with body, space and potential. After soaking in the fundamental societal shifts and new aesthetic norms, to armor with visual impressionism and create clothing deliberately stripped off of insta-appeal. Wide strokes, narrow specialities. Detail. Simplify.

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  • LennyLu x Puey Quiñones Launching New Luxury Fall Collection

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    LennyLu and designer Puey Quiones are launching a luxury fall collection with celebrity influencers


    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (September 14, 2021) – Fashion designer Puey Quiones has partnered up with luxury shoe brand LennyLu once again for a new and exciting shoe collection that will soon launch and inspire your autumn wardrobe.

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  • Independent Fashion continues to thrive at the Nolcha Shows at NYFW

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    NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2021 — American culture seems to be a common thread at this years fashion week as the industry comes back to life. The Met Gala theme was In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, 9/11 saw its 20th anniversary and the city honored it with grace, and the country came together over the weekend in a joyous display of unity thanks to the return of fashion week post-covid.

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  • Sperry, the legendary American heritage footwear brand showcased The Sperry x John Legend collection during NYMD for NYFW 2021/22

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    Sperry, the legendary American heritage footwear brand, returned as a sponsor and showcased The Sperry x John Legend collection — the brands first product collaboration with John Legend. This new capsule collection of mens footwear is Legends first shoe collection. David Thomas, John Legends stylist, who contributed to the design of the collection, was at NYMD and presented the debut of this line.

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  • TEDDY VONRANSON Presents SS22 during New York Men’s Day

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    ABOUT TEDDY VONRANSON

    Teddy von Ranson is an American designer based in New York City. Originally from Canada, he studied in California at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. Teddy moved east at the age of twenty-four to work for Ralph Lauren in New York City, where he rose to a senior position in concept and design before moving on to become the Creative Director of Frye Group. Teddys bi-coastal background, combined with 15 years at the company that defined American fashion standards, has helped characterize his general aesthetic and values. This unique perspective compelled him to create a collection that resonates with the modern creative and tech-savvy American man; one as much attached to a West Coast surf culture as to the East Coast urban experience.

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  • The Athletic Side Of Us (TASOU) S/S 2022

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    The S/S 2022 collection from The Athletic Side of Us (TASOU) features menswear and womenswear by designer Chuks Collins. Set in the Ancient Benin Kingdom where transitional fashion meets this ancient civilization from southern Nigeria. Designed for everyday life, its streetwear meets athletic wear with a couture sensibility. As a brand that celebrates the athletic side of humans, TASOU relates the human experience with functional clothing that also focuses on sustainability by being eco-forward.

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  • Erigo Presented The first runway show at NYFW

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    New York, NY (September 8, 2021) – The first runway show by Erigo X was presented at NYFW: The Shows on Wednesday night at Spring Studios. The Indonesian streetwear brand presented its Spring/Summer 2022 collection featuring distinctive construction, impeccable detailing and a lot of color from monochromatic bucket hats to technicolored sneakers and strappy sandals. Each look carried its own concept; from wide leg tracksuits, embroidered and piping detailing and unique takes on drawstrings and even a sportswear-inspired suit for the semi-casual office. The brand’s attention to construction was strong for sportswear, from eccentric cutouts, jumpsuits and traditional Indonesian architectural accessories like woven earrings, a bralette and handbags ranging from tote bags to tiny bags! The signature Erigo X was embroidered on dozens of pieces throughout the collection. 

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  • CHELSEA GRAYS Presents SS22 during New York Men’s Day

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    ABOUT CHELSEA GRAYS

    Chelsea Grays is an American fashion designer living and working out of Paris. She focuses on menswear for her own fashion label, Chelsea Grays. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Chelsea attended Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she earned an MFA, then was selected to travel to Paris for an extended study at La Chambre de Syndical Haute Couture. Initially, Chelsea studied psychology at North Carolina Central University and earned a BA which she intended to use as a counselor. She changed directions and quickly transformed those skills to fashion by raising awareness of social issues through each collection. Prior to launching her label, she interned at Vera Wang and Andre Walker for Yves Salomon. Her skills led her to be named as a finalist for the 2018 Geoffrey Beene Design Masters Scholar Award for her Vanguard collection and a part of the CFDA Fashion Future Graduate Showcase where she previewed her Organized Chaos collection that debuted on the runway during 2019 NYFW. She is known for her crafty approach with mixing and matching prints and patterns and creating unique male silhouettes. Chelsea received great notoriety for her signature mixed denim-inspired jacket and draped houndstooth-patterned pants. Chelseas work has been spotlighted in Harper’s BAZAAR, i-D Magazine, The Daily Front Row, The Impression, and at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Her collections are accompanied by campaigns that raise awareness of social issues. Previously, her collections were centered around police brutality, homelessness, colorism, and waste (upcycling).

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  • ONYRMRK Presents SS22 during New York Men’s Day

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    ABOUT ONYRMRK

    Based in Los Angeles, ONYRMRK delivers collections that provide space for individuality and self-expression. Often finding inspiration in the confluences of life experiences, the brand emphasizes the importance of honoring practicality whilst subverting tradition in order to ultimately achieve clothing that is meaningful to both the brand and the clients. ONYRMRK maintains a focus on sustainable and quality manufacturing.

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  • STAN Presents SS22 during New York Men’s Day

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    ABOUT STAN

    Launched by surfer and fashion model Tristan Detwiler, STAN is based on sustainability and story-telling. Detwiler is Los Angeles-based after graduating from USC in 2019, where he studied design. I was born and raised in San Diego, which will always be my home,” says Detwiler. Surfing is a large part of my life, and therefore STAN is influenced by Southern California surfing culture and its relaxed lifestyle. I wear my STAN jackets to the beach, after I surf, and then out at night.” STAN uses textiles as old as 140 years old, forgotten over time, and unveils their stories of travels, ownership, wear, mending and love. Some have been gifted, tattered and passed down over generations. Now these pieces allow a new person to continue and share the unique stories of time, but in a different form, such as a jacket. STAN prides itself on a unique approach to fashion construction using detail oriented historical techniques of handcraft, mending, and quilting.

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  • A.POTTS Presents SS22 during New York Men’s Day

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    ABOUT A.POTTS

    Aaron Potts was born and raised in Detroit, MI to a working class family with roots in the American South. A childhood filled with church, weekend fishing trips, going to work with his carpenter father and shopping with his dress-loving mama would shape his future view of art and design. He discovered fashion in high school and never looked back. He graduated from Parsons, The New School for Design, and went on to intern for Marc Jacobs and Donna Karan. After an international career designing for Emanuel Ungaro, Anne Klein, Ellen Tracy, Escada and Tamara Mellon and helping to launch brands such as Kaufmanfranco and TOCCIN, the time was right for Potts to create A.Potts. The brand embodies his embrace of creativity, diversity, artistic community, self-expression, unisex sensibility and practicality. A.Potts was awarded the 2020 Fashion Group International Rising Star Award for All Gender collections.

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  • William Frederick Presents SS22 during New York Men’s Day

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    ABOUT WILLIAM FREDERICK

    William Frederick was launched in 2018 by self-taught designer William McNicol in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Using a wide range of references, William Frederick collections are made to be interpreted and to provoke an intimate engagement with the clothing. Rooted in utility and usefulness, the brands garments are designed to be trustworthy and reliable companions to daily life. All pieces are designed, developed, and manufactured in Cleveland, which was once second only to New York City in garment manufacturing in the United States. Restoring Clevelands rich tradition and history of garment manufacturing is the brands primary objective.

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  • THE STOLEN GARMENT Presents SS22 during New York Men’s Day

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    ABOUT THE STOLEN GARMENT

    Jungwoo Park, a.k.a. Woo Park participated in the 2017 St Martin-in-the-Fields graduation collection show. The show, however, took an unexpected turn when one of Woo Parks exhibited garments was stolen by a trespasser only hours after the show opened. The news spread quickly throughout the community and on social media, sparking a city-wide search effort. Soon after, people began to upload photos of a homeless person they spotted walking down the streets of London, wearing the stolen garment. Despite the remarkable discovery and the joint efforts with the London Police, the garment was never retrieved. This strange turn of events and never ending search, led Woo Park to launch his own label to celebrate the ever-ongoing show.

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  • KoH T Presents SS22 during New York Men’s Day

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    ABOUT KOH T

    KoH T is a Japanese fashion brand and a creative team with the same sensibilities. KoH T aims for a timeless wardrobe that takes advantage of the wearer’s personality, and presents a collection that revives tradition and creates something new. We want to be a fashion brand that wants to tell someone else the story and identity of clothes making. Human beauty reflects the way of life and philosophy of a person. Therefore, as the responsibility of the brand that creates things, we cooperate with production areas and creators and send out messages to pass on to the future through creation for a better life. The real value of clothing is that both the process and the finished product are beautiful, not only automation, but also human intervention, inherited over time, and added value with each repetition.

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  • FRIED RICE Presents SS22 during New York Men’s Day

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    ABOUT FRIED:

    RICE FRIED RICE started out as a fun nickname for the artistic and cultural diversity of our neighborhood in New York City’s Lower East Side. Founder and urban designer Maya Wang joked back then that the neighborhood was all mixed up in a good way, like fried rice. In an era recently marked by xenophobia and fear of the “other”, we have always seen this small grid of city blocks as a place of inspiration, diversity, creativity and affinity for the uncommon perspective. Since that beginning, FRIED RICE has come to represent an ethos and a (now global) community that celebrates and supports this diversity of creative and cultural perspectives in our own neighborhoods and in urban life around the world. Stylistically, FRIED RICE is distinguished by its 100% unisex perspective, quirky mashed up creativity, inventive styling details, and a mad obsession with outstanding fabrics. With this uniquely uncommon design and cultural perspective, the brand is now a go-to for creative artists internationally, as well as a fan favorite at some of urban styles most influential events like LAs Superbowl of urban culture ComplexCon and Brooklyn NYCs hugely impactful Afropunk Festival.

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  • Carter Young Presents SS22 during New York Men’s Day

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    ABOUT CARTER YOUNG

    Carter Altman started his career in fashion design at age 15 and boasts an impressive CV having worked with some of the industrys best. His first experience with bespoke tailoring came in 2014 when Altman assisted Alexander Nash learning the fundamentals of classical tailoring and garment construction. The following year, Altman took his first foray into sportswear, working under Nick Annacone at Kith. This is when the young designer began making his first original designs with a local factory outside his hometown of Detroit, MI. In 2016, he learned the ins-and-outs of the wholesale business while working for Helmut Lang. In 2017, he spent the summer working for Matthew Williams and his brand, Alyx, in Ferrara, Italy. Just months before the move to Italy, Altman presented his first capsule collection at Linda Dresner and began work on the first full collection for his newly formed brand, Carter Young.

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  • Watchfinder & Co. is proud to be partnering with NYMD for NYFW 2021/22

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    Watchfinder & Co. is proud to be partnering with NYMD this year shining a light on some truly exciting, emerging design talent, says Edouard Caumon, US Country Manager for Watchfinder & Co. Much like NYMD, discovery is a huge part of our offering; we seek out the bestsellers and cult classics our customers know and love, but we also introduce them to less obvious watch makes and models they might not have come across. This philosophy will be reflected in our pop-up salon at NYMD. As well as curating watch collections for this years designers, our pop-up salon will provide the fashion community with access to an impressive selection of highly sought after, and otherwise unobtainable, luxury watches. Our team of experts will also be on hand for private consultations and watch valuations.

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  • New York Men’s Day (NYMD) Presented by Watchfinder & Co. Announces Spring/Summer 2022 Designer Collections with the Return to an In-Person Showing

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    New York Mens Day is excited to announce Watchfinder & Co., the premier resource for pre-owned luxury watches, as title sponsor

    NYMD will present eight returning, and two new, emerging brands during New York Fashion Week at Canoe Studios

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  • New York Fashion Week: Tadashi Shoji Premiers Spring 2022 Collection

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    LOS ANGELES, California, 09/07/2021 Tadashi Shoji, a global womens evening wear and special occasion brand, premiers Spring 2022 collection at New York Fashion Week.

    On Wednesday, September 8th, 2021, at 4:30 pm EST, Tadashi Shoji will debut his Spring 2022 collection. The digital-only presentation will launch on New York Fashion Weeks site: nyfw.com and on www.tadashishoji.com. Shoji, known for his impeccable fit, trademark ease, and fresh sense of femininity, will share his vision for Spring 2022. Inspired by 100-year-cycles, Shoji presents midi dresses, gowns, and jumpsuits that embrace a spirited vitality.

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  • SUKEINA SPRING/SUMMER 2022 WOMENSWEAR COLLECTION HUE

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    Sukeinas Spring/Summer 2022 Women swear Collection, entitled HUE dares to propose a world where the communality of our existence is distilled into instantly covetable pieces for the contemporary woman.

    Model Coco Rocha wears Sukeina 

    For Creative Director Omar Salam, hues and indeed the idea of what constitutes humanity itself are examined via the juxtaposition of primary colors and their secondary iterations of purple, fuchsia, and the palest teal and olive.

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  • Theophilio Presents Spring-Summer 2022 Collection, Air Jamaica

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    After a long period of inactivity, postponement, and delays, Theophilios Spring-Summer 2022 Collection, Air Jamaica, restores our travel desires, taking us on a much desired respite to the Caribbean island. BROOKLYN, NY Theophilios SS22 collection is one that we can all relate to; the desire to return to travel and for some, the ability to return home. This season, Edvin will bring travel to us as he continues to celebrate his Jamaican roots with an ode to Air Jamaica. Air Jamaica once the national airline of Jamaica formed in August 1968 and ran operations until 2015. It was the first airline Edvin ever flew on, and the aircraft he traveled on when he immigrated to America in 2002. From the fried dumplings to the vibrant uniforms, champagne flights and Sky Writings Inflight Magazine, Air Jamaica was known for its distinct experience.

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  • Briefly about Miami Swim Week 2021 and 24Fashion TV

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    24Fashion TV had a very hot July this year in Miami when we were media sponsors of Miami Swim Week. Victoria Unikel, CEO, Galina Antonova, Editor in Chief, and Gene Avakyan, CTO, attended most of the events that week. All the runway video from the events is available on the 24Fashion TV channel on Roku TV and Amazon Fire TV.

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  • NYFW September 12th 2021- Flying Solo, media sponsor 24Fashion TV

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    24Fashion TV is proud to be a media sponsor of NYFW: F/W 2021/2022 – FLYING SOLO

    Flying Solo is pleased to announce its biggest show ever this fall, with more than 110 designers  showcasing over 500 looks from over 25 countries. Having persevered through the pandemic with both Paris and New York shows, Flying Solo will once again host this not-to-be-missed event on a Soho Rooftop against the dazzling backdrop of Manhattan skyline.

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  • BASIC EDDIE BENJAMIN COVER RELEASE PARTY

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    24Fashion TV had the pleasure to attend New BASIC cover of #Rebirth Issue, featuring singer and songwriter Eddie Benjamin

    BASIC Magazine threw an incredible intimate party themed RODEO NIGHT to celebrate an exclusive art cover release starring a talented young musician, singer and songwriter Eddie Benjamin. Eddie had arrived with his beautiful girlfriend Maddie Ziegler and partied till after midnight with his closest friends. The event took place at the hottest venue in Hollywood the Poppy, where accompanied by the heartening applause, Eddie revealed his BASIC cover of #Rebirth Issue. The night was full of pleasant surprises, the fashionably-chic crowd was pumping under the charms of our dangerously attractive DJ Archie the DJ. BASIC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Viktorija Pashuta & BASIC Partner & CFO Jackson Chong thank all of the guests, who attended the event.

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  • Megan Thee Stallion at the Sports Illustrated Magazine Release Party

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    24Fashion TV Exclusive

    Megan Thee Stallion, the cover girl for the 2021 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, wearing incredible dress by Natalia Fedner, graced the SI magazine release party held at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida. She was giddy and excited to be there and was celebrating more than her Sports Illustrated cover – watch the video! You’ve got to hear it for yourself.

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  • Red Carpet SI magazine – the 2021 Issue Celebrates 25 Powerful and Beautiful Women

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    24Fashion TV exclusive

    Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue release party at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

    The powerful and the beautiful who graced the pages of the 2021 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue made an appearance in the Hollywood of the East, Florida. They descended upon the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in top form and style.

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  • Haute Couture – The Mind Vaccine – RVDK Wardrobe 14

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    WARDROBE 14 Paris

    RVDK Ronald van der Kemp 6 July 2021 at 5.30 pm

    Handwoven backless metal chain vest, mega bell bottom from upcycled denim leftovers, gold umbrella covered with silk mesh and vintage lace snake detailing long gloves

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  • Day 3. MATTE COLLECTION. Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 2. 

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    MATTE COLLECTION

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  • Day 3. Camilla. Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 3. 

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  • Sara Rose – The Queen of Face Couture

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    24FashionTV had a chance to sit down with celebrity designer Sara Rose whose pieces were worn by Tyga, Kash Doll, Soulja Boy, Dream Doll, Melii, Rubi Rose, Asian Da Brat (Asian Doll), PNB Rock, Tory Lanez and many other talents in Hollywood.

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  • Day 4. Cirone Swimlingerie. Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 4. 

    24Fashion TV Exclusive: 

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  • Day 4. BERRY BEACHY & PAPI SWIM – Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 4. 

    24Fashion TV Exclusive: 

    BERRY BEACHY & PAPI SWIM

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  • Day 4. GSaints Swimwear – Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 4. 

    24Fashion TV Exclusive: 

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  • Day 4. HOUSE OF SKYE presenting SEXYBACK BRA – Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 4. 

    24Fashion TV Exclusive: 

    HOUSE OF SKYE presenting SEXYBACK BRA

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  • Paris Fashion Week. Show Chloé SS2021.

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    Paris Fashion Week. Show Chlo SS2021. 


    Fashion Designer Natacha Ramsay-Levi presented her latest collection for Chlo during Paris Fashion Week 2021.

    The models were strolling around the bustling streets of Paris gathering on the esplanade of the Palais de Tokyo.

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  • Shelli Oh- Elegant Chic

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    Since her debut collection in the fall of 1997, Shelli Oh has been acclaimed by critics as the womenswear designer synonymous with the words precious, feminine and ethereal. Over the years, the collections delicate charm and signature prettiness has touched the hearts of women across North America and beyond. Her collections met with rapid success both in Canada and across the United States. The overwhelming demand by American retailers resulted in an expansion to over 70 boutiques across the United States in just its third season. For two consecutive years, Oh was honored as one of six designers in Ontario, and 25 designers nationally, to become a Matinee Fashion Foundation Grant recipient in recognition for her excellence in design. As menswear started making its way into her collections, it became clear that she was going to be marked as a favorite among press and celebrities alike. Suddenly the designer known for her pretty womens swear collections was making strides in the industry with menswear collections that stood out from the crowd. Now, more than two decades later Shelli has made a name for herself with two stands out high-end luxury collections, each with their own voice and unique flair. 

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  • Paris Fashion Week. Chanel. SS2021.

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    06.10.2020, Paris, France the last day of Paris Fashion Week.

    Numerous celebrities, fashionistas and Chanel in-house partners and friends are arriving to the iconic Grand Palais for the breathtaking CHANEL show.


    Here you can find some wardrobe inspiration for your at-home style.

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  • Revolve Takes on NYFW With Multibrand Presentation and Pop-up Shop

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    Revolve Group, the popular Los Angeles-based online retail company known for apparel targeted at Millennials and Gen Z consumers, wants a piece of New York Fashion Week.

    For its first time participating in NYFW, it will launch Revolve Gallery, an innovative, multiroom fashion experience to be held at 20 Hudson Yards. Revolve will create an immersive multibrand exhibition featuring a real-time shopping component, reimagining the front row experience while engaging with consumers in a new way.

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  • Nordic International Film Festival (NIFF) returns for in person screenings at Fotografiska New York

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    With 27 titles, 18 films will premiere during the 5 days of the Nordic International Film Festival, running August 25th through August 29th. Included in the screenings is full access to Fotografiska New York, and all the exhibition floors. 

    Now in its 7th year, NIFF continues to keep a close eye on equality, and produces a comprehensive report of women in positions of power behind all of its titles. NIFF is proud to present that the films in the Official Selection feature 130% more female directors compared to the top 250 grossing films of 2020, (source) and a perfect 50/50 balance between male and female writers was reached.

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  • Royals Getting Lawyered Up For Potential Libelous Attacks From Harrys Tell-All Memoir: Report

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    A new report from The Sun claims that the Queen has ordered senior palace aides to prepare for a legal battle with ex-royals Harry and Meghan.

    According to an inside source, the Queen has become exasperated with repeated attacks from the duo. The source claims that the feeling in the palace is that enough is enough, including from the top echelons of power.

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  • Day 4. BLACK TAPE PROJECT – Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 4. 

    24Fashion TV Exclusive: 

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  • Day 4. Aude – Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 4. 

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  • Interview with Stephen Kerm – PAVILLON NEUF

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    Interview with Stephen Kerm – founder and designer of the French brand PAVILLON NEUF


    100% Made in France.


    Today we want to introduce you a young, but already well know and beloved by many lovers of stylish and high-quality clothing – brand PAVILLON NEUF.

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  • Day 4. BIKINI BEACH AUSTRALIA – Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 4. 

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  • Prince Harry, Afghan War Veteran, Issues Statements On Taliban Takeover Of Afghanistan

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    Britains Prince Harry served two tours in Afghanistan during his ten years in Her Majestys Armed Forces, rising to the rank of captain. Since leaving military service in 2015, much of his charitable work on behalf of the Royal Family has been related to his time as a soldier, especially the Invictus Games, the international athletic event for wounded and sick service members he founded in 2014.

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  • Day 4. Hale Bob. Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 4. 

    24Fashion TV Exclusive: 

    DANIEL BOHBOT SHOWCASED HALE BOBS 2022 CRUISE COLLECTION AND CASUAL FOOTWEAR LAUNCH AT MIAMI SWIM WEEK AT FAENA FORUM

    Hale Bob, presented their new, retro 70s inspired cruise collection alongside the launch of a shoe collection as part of Miami Swim Week at the Faena Forum.

    Hale Bob Creates clothing for fashionable, confident women who stand out in the way they dress and in the way they live. From Malibu to Tulum and beyond, Hale Bob is the ideal resort-lifestyle brand. Flowing and feminne with a touch of boho, Hale Bob uses the finest quality fabrics and exclusive prints to create its one-of-a-kind-collection. Priyanka Chopra, Eiza Gonzalez, Salma Hayek, Heidi Klum and Halle Berry are a few who have worn Hale Bob designs. Hale Bob clothing is sold world-wide at the finest boutiques and department stores. For more information, visit halebob.com or follow @halebob_official.  

    VIP and celebrity guests, including Pop Star Austin Mahone, rapper Ronny J and Maxim Cover Girl, Olivia Burns, enjoyed cocktails as they were transported back to the best fashion decade in history known for producing such style icons as Farrah Fawcett, Bo Derek, Olivia Newton-John, Jane Birkin and Bianca Jagger. 

    Fashion model Joi Simone walks for Hale Bob

    Fashion model Willow Preston walks for Hale Bob

    Fashion model Mya Wilhelmena walks for Hale Bob

    Creative Director and CEO Daniel Bohbot seamlessly merged the world of pop and celebrity with the world of couture, capturing the aura of the 70s wanderlust with this collection.  Reminiscent of a Slim Aarons photograph and inspired by the lavish poolside parties of Malibu, California circa the ’70s, the eclectic 2022 cruise collection embodied the beautiful patchwork, flowers, embroideries, and caftans so vividly present throughout fashions boldest decade, while staying true to the contemporary and feminal designs synonymous with the Hale Bob brand.

    Fashion model Caroline Derpienski walks for Hale Bob

    Fashion model Caroline Derpienski walks for Hale Bob

    Fashion model Khollod Breiche walks for Hale Bob

    The collection celebrated the innate desire to travel and celebrate life daily, and showcased feminine, flowy and vibrant colored mini and maxi dresses featuring whimsical prints and embroidery in addition to chic scarves, this summers go-to accessory, which can double as a bandana, headband, top or sarong.

    Fashion model Lindsay Elise walks for Hale Bob

    Hale Bob also launched a new signature collection of sneakers and espadrilles, paired perfectly to the collection. Expertly made in the south of Spain, Hale Bobs casual footwear featured soft buttery leather, with amusing pops of color and charming prints.

    Fashion model Anya Shevchenko walks for Camilla

    Fashion model Monique Victoria walks for Hale Bob

    Model Tina Thompson walks for Hale Bob

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  • Brow Tastic!

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    Brittni Alexandra and her team at B.Beautiful have stayed true to their goal of helping as many people as possible in Canada and other parts of the world to remain stunning and attractive irrespective of the situation, with the beauty entrepreneur leveraging social media and other online platforms to reach her audience during restrictions as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. In a related development, B. Beautiful is looking to introduce solutions to meet the growing needs of clients even after the pandemic.

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  • Day 3. LUXE ISLE. Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 3. 

    24Fashion TV Exclusive: 

    LUXE ISLE

    LUXE ISLE dazzled with a bohemian collection of glamorous swimwear and pastel coverups.

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  • Day 3. Vilebrequin. Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 3. 

    24Fashion TV Exclusive: 

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  • Day 3. Risqué Dukes Swim. Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 3. 

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  • Day 2 – Willfredo Gerardo. Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 2. 

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  • Day 2 – Lila Nikole Collection. Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 2. 

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  • Ooobaby – Luxurious Italian Minimalism

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    Ooobaby is a handmade, luxurious, Italian leather bags brand founded and designed in Canada by Tulin Sallabank. Ooobaby brand has been featured in Elle Canada, Conde Nast, Workin’ Moms, CBC’s The Goods & more! 24Fashion.TV had the pleasure to sit down with the designer Tulin Sallabank, where she shared with us about her journey as a designer and what inspired her to create ooobaby.

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  • Gabriella Vera Vassallo – Luxury Alpaca Designs

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    Gabriella Vera Vassallo is a creative director of VASSALLO Corporation. She is a strong, independent, stylish and well-travelled woman. Her father was a UN diplomat, that travelled and lived abroad frequently, which allowed Gabriella exposure to various parts of the world. Her journey started in South America; she was born in Peru, raised in Brazil and Chile and more recently she lived in South Korea. But Canada is where she decided to make her permanent home. She has a Bachelor in Hotel Management and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English. These international experiences have shown her varying cultures, traditions  and, of course, fashion. Moreover, it was International Fashion an inherent love and affiliation she had had since childhood, that truly resonated with her. Over the years, she developed an exquisite and critical eye for style in her designs.

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  • Day 3. ARGYLE GRANT. Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 2. 

    24Fashion TV Exclusive: 

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  • HIGHLIGHTS FEERIC FASHION WEEK

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    Feeric Fashion Week. We were back!

    Curtains down for the successful edition of Feeric Fashion Week, the driving force of the fashion industry in Eastern Europe, that always supported the artisanal works of young and established designers. Since 2008, it has been a meeting point to explore new trends and an important national and international showcase for creatives of the fashion world.

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  • Day 2 – Marqueza Swimwear. Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 2. 

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  • Day 2 – MANISH VAID by Jsquad. Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 2. 

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  • Day 2 – Jacque Designs Swimwear. Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 2. 

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  • Day 2 – Indigo Wild Swim. Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 2. 

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  • Day 2 – Following Dory Swimwear. Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 2. 

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  • Megan Thee Stallion, Anitta and Tinashe to Perform at the Launch Event for the 2021 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

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    MEGAN THEE STALLION, NAOMI OSAKA AND LEYNA BLOOM ARE REVEALED AS SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUITS 2021 COVER MODELS

    The 2021 Issue Celebrates 25 Powerful and Beautiful Women, featuring newcomers Anitta and Tinashe and Includes Former Cover Models Camille Kostek, Danielle Herrington, Jasmine Sanders, Kate Bock, Olivia Culpo and more

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  • Day 2 – Fernando Alberto Atelier. Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 2. 

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  • Day 2 – Asherah Swimwear. Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 2. 

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  • Day 1 – Adam Saaks Religion. Miami Swim Week

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    Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Day 1. 

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  • Day 1 – Sharnel Guy Swimwear. Miami Swim Week

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  • Allure Officially Opens First Retail Store in New York City

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    The Allure store is finally here.

    The beauty magazine opens the doors to its first physical retail store on Lafayette Street in New York City on Thursday. The shop will offer a curated selection of more than 270 makeup, hair care and skin care products picked out by the editorial staff at Allure, which celebrated its 30th anniversary earlier this year.

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  • Day 1 – OMG Swimwear. Miami Swim Week

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  • DXB Fashion Week – our new partner

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    DXB Fashion Week is the new born fashion platform that was created by the collaboration of 3 international fashion and beauty organizations. Catwalk International of Dubai catwalk.international, with Cosmodels of Sweden cosmdels.se and The World Union Academy of Cosmotelogy (International Organization).

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  • Day 1 – Keva J Swimwear and Kino Swim. Miami Swim Week

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    Kino Swim opened the second show of the night with a collection brimming with bright colors and gravity-defying cuts. Keva J Swimwear showcased their latest line of size-inclusive, strappy swimsuits and coverups.

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  • Day 1 – Mister Triple X. Miami Swim Week

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  • Islands of the World Fashion Showcase (IWFS) Rocks Fort Charlotte

    Fashion aficionados looking for a fulfilling experience were not disappointed. 

    With a nearly packed house, unpredictable weather was no match for Islands of the World Fashion Showcase (IWFS) as the world-renowned event set Fort Charlotte on fire.

    With 19 designer showcases packed into two nights, the sixth installation of IWFS proved to hold its own with spectacular showcases and an electrifying crowd.

    Showcasing this year were ExÎles, Alshante Foggo, Ashton Hall, Bathhouse Swimwear,  Charmaine Spicer, Froilan Amaya, Ismael de la Caridad, Jose Luis Gonzalez, Jesus Frias, Kazz Forbes, Laura Macias, Renaldo Geumm, Oscar de la Portilla, Ray Vincente, Rolando Ruiz, Omar Alexander Jimenez and Thatch Collection. Countries represented include Bermuda, Cuba, Jamaica, Turks & Caicos, The Bahamas and the United States of America.

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    DAY ONE

    Resort, sport and swimwear were the order of the day on Friday.

    The evening kicked off paying homage to the Japanese tradition of war thanks to the Samurai Collection of underwear and chic resort wear from the Exiles Boutique, interspersed with powerful dance routines performed by students of The National Dance School of The Bahamas. It was followed by a very sporty yet refreshing collection by Kendra Wilkinson’s Thatch Collection. Designers Rolando Ruiz and Omar Jimenez embraced their Cuban roots with bright colours and classic cuts for their showcase.

    Rolando Ruis Omar Jimenez

    The concept of tie-dyes, oceanic themes and florals were a focal point for Cuba’s Oscar de la Portilla and is collection of swimsuits and sarongs. The designer explained his ethereal collection by saying, “No two women are the same so I make clothes for women who are tall, short, shapely, and slender.”

    Then there was Bermuda’s Alshante Foggo who kept close to her island roots with a very deliberate island themed collection of swimwear and caftans.

    “I grew up on an island and I remember as a little girl being fascinated by the scenery,” said Foggo. “I just thought it was important to incorporate the beauty of my island in what I create, hence the colorful birds and flowers on a lot of the pieces.”

    Then there was Jose Luis Gonzalez with a bright swimwear collection that offered a unique option of caftans and linen gypsy skirts as well as a number of cutting edge options for men.

    Rounding out night one was Ray Vincente’s exclusive menswear which brought an eclectic feel to the weekend.

    Exiles

    DAY TWO

    Designers on Saturday night were all primarily about haute couture.

    Hound’s-tooth prints were the focal point for Bathhouse Swimwear with elegant curve accentuating lines and high end feel throughout the US brand.

    Young Bahamian and BTVI graduate Renaldo Geumm gave a fierce runway presence with a series of high end evening gowns extravagantly embellished with lace and tulle.

    Ashton Hall’s showcase was a vivid array of exquisite lace infused pieces for men and women. The American’s Jamaican roots, island inspired prints and vibrant colours made for a collection to take the audience from day to night in attire.

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    Turks & Caicos native Kazz Forbes, and his label, Saint George Fashion House, took the audience to the ultimate ball and red carpet with an array of high end evening gowns rounding out the series of traditional yet awesome runway experiences.

    kazz-forbes-27 Kazz Forbes

    ARTE y MODA

    The anticipated highlight of the weekend went beyond the expectation of the show’s audience and coordinators alike.

    The segment got off to a sensational start with a mini opera piece followed by a group installment of live mannequins. Local and international models alike stepped up and embraced the daunting task of literally bringing avant garde designs to life on the runway through interpretive dance and acting.

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    “It was not what I expected,” said one happy audience member. “I was amazed with everyone’s designs and the art in motion was spectacular.”

    The elaborate designs and interpretations were awarded with a standing ovation by a thoroughly energized crowd. The 27-piece collection was a collective effort by the seven Cuban designers at IWFS.

    The original art inspirations were projected onto a screen on stage to give an eclectic contrast to the designs which came to life on stage thanks to the models.

    “The culmination of the two-day event with the spectacle of “Arte y Moda” was a strategic spectrum of casual prêt-a-porter to red carpet designs to what I have described as the ‘haute couture of art’. The event was professionally staged with an emphasis on the business and cultural diversity of fashion. It is hoped that significantly more Bahamians will have the opportunity to witness such creativity” said Owen Bethel, producer of the event.

    Exiles

    ABOUT IWFS

    Since 2008, IWFS has held to the platform which caused it to be endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for its promotion of cultural diversity, and as a means to bring value-added levels of production to the fledgling fashion industries in developing nations, particularly more vulnerable small island developing states. The intent is to draw attention via international media and trade exposure to the skills and creativity across the spectrum of the fashion industry in the islands.

    To date in excess of 130 designer showcases representing 20 countries have presented their creations on the catwalks of Islands of the World Fashion Showcase.

    For more information and updates, visit the website www.islandsfashionweek.com or the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/islandsfashionweek or email info@islandsfashionweek.com.  

  • Junkanoo
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    Monty Knowles. Photo by Christiane Wesche

    Monty Knowles is Bahamian visual artist, an architect and a fine arts photographer who is creating quite a buzz with the painting and photography of his “Nymph” themed artwork.
    I first glimpsed Monty’s work during an article published via Tribune 242 and I was truly impressed. I was aware of his work as an architect through another source who had worked closely with him for years and though it was impressive, it was the painting and photography work of the “Nymphs” that left me a little bit in awe.

    Excited and hot on his trail, I contacted him and attempted to set up an interview, which took place over the span of several weeks, as Monty was traveling and working in Paris, and then later on to China. We also began to plan a Junkanoo themed nymph painting and photo shoot for an editorial in Nu Woman.

    Monty’s Interview

    Nu Woman: Tell us a little about your Junkanoo Nymphs.
    Monty Knowles (MK):
    Junkanoo Nymphs, like all of the other nymph paintings, allow people to appreciate the beauty of the human form as art. Junkanoo, in its present state, is primarily about the costumes. The people are simple transportation for the art. The Junkanoo nymphs are an interpretation of these beautiful costumes that allows us to appreciate the inherent beauty of the Junkanoo dancer as a person.

    Nu Woman: How did you transform from an architect/photographer into body painting?
    MK:
    It’s not much of a transformation really as they are all art forms. The body painting grew out of a photography project we dreamed up and the resulting art still holds more fascination to me than canvas painting. Although ephemeral, it is beautiful to see these nymphs in motion for as long as the paint lasts.

    NW: How long did it take you to develop the technique? Were you always an artist?
    MK:
    All of my art is still developing, but in general my body paintings are intended to accentuate and enhance the model’s form. Perhaps you remember ‘drawing’ butterflies in school? We always formed the swirls and patterns to follow the shapes of the wings. Nobody draws city skylines, trees and other objects on the wings.

    When I body paint, I follow the shape of the body to create a variation of the body’s form. To me, the skin is not a canvas as it is to most body painters. Instead, the body is a form to enhance and accentuate with painting.

    Art has always been a part of my life. Whether it was drawing at the dining room table during summer vacations, photographing, or practicing architecture.

    TO READ THE FULL STORY IN OUR DIGITAL ISSUE

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    Our Fall Digital issue will be released November 4th with additional UNPAINTED images of the ‘Nymph’.
    To view NEW IMAGES **SUBSCRIBE NOW** and receive this issue to you inbox! Issue will be available November 4, 2013.

    Junkanoo Nymph Tazhmoye Cummings. Painting and photography by Monty Knowles.

  • January | 2015
    In light of recent remarks that have been circulating on social media and elsewhere regarding the costume to be used by Miss Universe Bahamas Tomii Culmer at the forthcoming Miss Universe pageant, the Miss Bahamas Organization (MBO) wishes to set the record straight as to its decision not to use the Sea Goddess costume designed by Javotte Bethel. Miranda Kerr, Victoria Secret Tomii Culmer There are several reasons for this decision. First of all, there are structural issues with Miss Bethel’s costume which would make it very difficult for Miss Culmer to manage in a competitive environment – specifically, she is unable to get into or out of the costume without considerable help from at least 2 people. While one may argue that she would receive such help at the Miss Universe pageant, a greater problem exists in the fact that due to its excessive weight, the costume leaves Miss Culmer visibly bruised each time she wears it. Clearly we cannot have her competing in the Miss Universe pageant (particularly the swimsuit competition) with visible bruises that would result from her wearing the said costume. Another reason MBO decided not to use Miss Bethel’s costume is that we did not wish to run the risk of facing a copyright infringement lawsuit as the Sea Goddess costume closely resembles one of the lead pieces from a Victoria’s Secret fashion show. The similarity between the two costumes has already received attention from pageant fans who have questioned whether the design was copied. We find it unfortunate and quite frankly dishonest for it to be suggested that MBO does not support Bahamian culture or Bahamian designers when Miss Bethel herself was contracted to create three of the costumes that MBO has sent to Miss Universe over the last 4 years! Miss Bethel created the Flamingo worn by Braneka Bassett in 2010, the Abaco Parrot worn by Anastagia Pierre in 2011, and the independence themed costume worn by Lexi Wilson in 2013. It has also been dishonestly suggested that the costume which Miss Culmer will wear is Trinidad inspired, or was created by a Trinidadian design team. We wish to go on record in stating that Miss Culmer’s costume – entitled the Bahama Parrot, is the creation of Bahamian designer Apryl Burrows and her all-Bahamian design team. MBO has given Miss Bethel’s designs considerable international exposure on the Miss Universe and Miss World stages over the years. Should this privilege not be extended to any other Bahamian designer? January | 2015 Anastagia Pierre braneka-bassett Braneka Bassett Finally, it should be noted that at no time did MBO indicate that the winning costume from the Miss Universe Bahamas competition would be used at Miss Universe, although it was clearly widely assumed that it would be. However, MBO has never sent the winning costume from the national pageant to the Miss Universe stage in the four years since it was granted the Miss Universe franchise. Miss Bethel can certainly attest to this, seeing that she was contracted by MBO to create costumes for this purpose on three separate occasions. Lexi Wilson It is amazing the see the widespread discussion that this issue has generated, in many cases from persons who have not so much as lifted a finger to assist MBO in any way as we do our best to send our queens off to represent the country internationally with limited resources. We can only hope that this unexpected attention will help to shed some light on the challenges facing our national ambassadors and the service oriented organizations which back them. About MBO The Miss Bahamas Organization (MBO) is a company that advances and supports today’s women through its Passion for Pageantry with a Purpose. Our mission is to bring out the personal bests women seek to achieve by cultivating their passions, self-image, and education in an environment that encourages the pursuit of purpose, promotes discipline, and supports the strengthening of character. The Miss Bahamas Organization will prepare them to take on the world as women who are aware of the power that derives from fulfilling their purpose, and who use that power to impact the welfare of humanity. MBO achieves its mission by training and unveiling the nation’s finest women through an annual national beauty pageant system in The Bahamas. This system incorporates months of intensive grooming, coaching and preparation that culminate with the coronation of two goodwill ambassadors, who represent their country in international pageants, promotional events, and charitable endeavors. MBO also holds the license for the Mr. World contest and sends winners to compete in the search for the world’s most desirable man.