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Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

By Dorothy Frazier

Renowned Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta has died. He was 82. His family confirmed the news.

PHOTO: Designer Oscar De La Renta smiles with model Karlie Kloss and another model after presenting his Autumn/Winter 2013 collection during New York Fashion Week, Feb. 12, 2013.

De la Renta had been battling Cancer since 2006.

During his long career, Mr. de la Renta was among the few designers who knew the difference between the runway and fashion.

“Never, ever confuse what happens on a runway with fashion,” Mr. de la Renta once said. “A runway is spectacle. It’s only fashion when a woman puts it on. Being well dressed hasn’t much to do with having good clothes. It’s a question of good balance and good common sense.”

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The iconic fashion designer is survived by his wife, Annette, and a son, Moises.

Rihanna Reveals All at Fashion Awards, Literally…

Rihanna accessorized her naked dress with a matching fur stole. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Rihanna Reveals All at Fashion Awards (via AP Video)

Rihanna led the way in a see-through dress when stars like Tom Ford, Jennifer Hudson, Olivia Wilde and Diane Von Furstenberg gathered in New York for the CFDA Fashion Awards. (June 3) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress…

 

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Fashion Focus Alaska — Style Watch 2014

By Carla B.

Follow us: @EOTMOnline  on Twitter | EOTM.Media on Facebook

Mark my words fashion lovers, Alaska Fashion Week (AFW) will soon become one of the top global fashion capitals of the world. Yes, I realize everyone likes to predict which new market will open up in the world of glitz and glam — I am no exception, and while hardly a household name, AFW has proven they do in fact have stamina, moves, style and plenty of talent to spew.  If you hurry you can still claim that you liked them before they become a household name!

  • Alaska Fashion Week 2014 is upon us

With each instance of AFW that rolls around, the Alaskan streets become a runway of their own as the most stylish of the industry attend the top fashion shows. From the luxury fashion houses to edgy vogue labels, AFW sees the spring / summer and autumn (fall) / winter collections taking to the runway…to inspire you.

AFW 2014: Photo credit(s) - Tina Marie, Howard Grayboff

Tickets & registration options are still available for designers, vendors, models, buyers and many more, click here.

A Changing of the Guard (FASHION)

Thanks to Dominick Liriano, the Alaska fashion scene is suddenly sexy, the new haute spot, showcasing famed designer conceptualists that lure the most curious of fashion lovers.

The annual extravaganza representing major brands covering a variety of fashion from the north pole and beyond.

Yes, Alaska’s vibrant couture style is in full force. Many looks are as imaginative as ever, boasting swathes of color as sweeping as the outdoors in collections inspired by America’s landscapes and plush coastlines. Oh, tailored, minimal and chic are making a strong appearance, too! (A few designs from last years show can be seen here)

SEE ALSO: Who to Follow on Twitter For Alaska Fashion Week

During the three-day fashion event which opens May 30, AFW forges strong alliances with top celebrity designers from around the globe and is dedicated to these prodigious creators. Indashio, Beso Moda and Courtney Allegra are just a few cultivated architects that plan on showcasing their individuality during this years festivities.

The Future of Alaska Fashion Week

AFW has created quite a sizable rumble the past couple years, breaking records, strategically forcing it’s counterparts to take stock, welcome and align with the new kid on the block. Who would have ever guessed that fashion could potentially wake Mount Susitna’s Sleeping Lady. Talk about changing the landscape of a city…. sweet, eh?!

Notably, Liriano…the founder and chief organizer of the event has not let on if they vet brands based on style or target, but one thing for sure… if you’ve followed this market like I have, there will be a great mix of both mainstream and subculture designs representing a multi-faceted configuration.


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Photo credit(s) – Tina Marie Photography &Howard Grayboff.

Designers Indashio, Beso Moda, Courtney Allegra to set off ‘Alaska Fashion Week’ exalting the ‘Northern Lights’ & waking ‘The Sleeping Lady’

By Carla B. – More than just a fashion blogger, She is her own Media Company – Like @EOTM.Media on Facebook

Fashion » The New Guard: Alaska Fashion Week

 

(EOTM! News) – Have you heard the whispers or read some of the mainstream fashion buzz coming by way of the north pole? Recall catching glimpses of TV or radio ads across the airwaves promising something anew… in a city most famous for its rugged beauty, oil, gold and wild Alaskan salmon? Maybe you seen a few top model types, street style photographers, reporters, celebrities and fashionistas in Anchorage the past couple years around the spring/summer months and wondered… whatever could they be up to…?

Well my dears, we affectionately call this phenomenon, a changing of the fashion guard of sorts — Alaska Fashion Week (AFW) and a word to the wise, models donning Alaskan fur hats, snow boots, Eskimo coats and or parka’s are not what you will see sashaying down the runway. (IJS)

A Changing of the Guard

Thanks to Dominick Liriano, the Alaska fashion scene is suddenly sexy, the new haute spot, showcasing famed designer conceptualists that lure the most curious of fashion lovers.

The annual extravaganza representing major brands covering a variety of fashion from the north pole and beyond.

Yes, Alaska’s vibrant couture style is in full force. Many looks are as imaginative as ever, boasting swathes of color as sweeping as the outdoors in collections inspired by America’s landscapes and plush coastlines. Oh, tailored, minimal and chic are making a strong appearance, too! (A few designs from last years show can be seen here)

SEE ALSO: Who to Follow on Twitter For Alaska Fashion Week

During the three-day fashion event which opens May 30, AFW forges strong alliances with top celebrity designers from around the globe and is dedicated to these prodigious creators. Indashio, Beso Moda and Courtney Allegra are just a few cultivated architects that plan on showcasing their individuality during this years festivities.

The Future of Alaska Fashion Week

AFW has created quite a sizable rumble the past couple years, breaking records, strategically forcing it’s counterparts to take stock, welcome and align with the new kid on the block. Who would have ever guessed that fashion could potentially wake Mount Susitna’s Sleeping Lady. Talk about changing the landscape of a city…. sweet, eh?!

Notably, Liriano…the founder and chief organizer of the event has not let on if they vet brands based on style or target, but one thing for sure… if you’ve followed this market like I have, there will be a great mix of both mainstream and subculture designs representing a multi-faceted configuration.

The fashion display in Alaska is unique in that consumers are mostly middle class without a huge disparity. This offers an incredible opportunity to drive massive interest from the local population that most cities can only dream of.

Mark my words fashion lovers, AFW will soon become one of the top global fashion capitals of the world. Yes, I realize everyone likes to predict which new market will open up in the world of glitz and glam — I am no exception, and while hardly a household name, AFW has proven they do in fact have stamina, moves, style and plenty of talent to spew.  If you hurry you can still claim that you liked them before they become a household name!

  on Twitter — Like on Facebook @ Alaska Fashion Week

SEE ALSO: Diva~liscious Baby Boomer Opens Up Alaska Fashion Week Giving Them Something To Talk About

Alaska Fashion Week - 2014

Other designers set to present their collections are E’lione Designs, Leontine Abdullah, Parris Harris, Jay Blake, Boss Boutique, Mimi BewareSwim Pericles, Fourth Avenue Boutique and Love Light.

RELATED: A Brief History of Alaska Fashion Week

FOX News in Alaska Covered Alaska Fashion Week (AFW) 2013 — Check out the video below.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Alaska Fashion Week Vendors — Please support our partners.


Top Fashion Capitals 2012 (source: Languagemonitor)

  • AFW set to claim a spot in 2014/2015, Fashion Lovers watch out now!

The Top Global Fashion Capital Rankings are listed below, in the format:  Position, City, Change from 2012.

  1. New York (+1) — The Big Apple is back on top of the fashion world by slipping past Paris by .5%.
  2. Paris (+2) – The Top Global Fashion Capital for Haute Couture is surprisingly strong in pret-a-porter, also.
  3. London (-2) – London has enjoyed a fabulous two-year run and is now secure in its place in the top echelon for global fashion.
  4. Los Angeles (+5) – Zut alors! Tinsel Town in the Top Four? The result of the melding of the Red Carpet, the Industry (film, of course), and West Coast cool.
  5. Barcelona (-2)  –  Espana, again, places two Fashion Capitals in the Top Fifteen.  Barcelona also wins the Top Fashion Capital for Swimwear. 
  6. Rome (0) — Rome may have Seven Hills but Italy now has Three Fashion Capitals (and Milan is No. 2).
  7. Berlin (+3)  – Berlin continues its steady rise moving deeper into the the elite ranks.
  8. Sydney (+7)  –  Sydney towers over OZ distancing (and distinguishing) itself, once again, from Melbourne.
  9. Antwerp (+2)  – Ah Antwerp, reverberations of the avant garde Antwerp Six continues into the 21st century.
  10. Shanghai (+12) –  As China further emerges onto the world stage, Shanghai leads the fashion charge.
  11. Tokyo (+9) – Tokyo made a leap in 2013 that many consider long overdue.
  12. Milano (-4)  –  Milan was the Top Global Fashion Capital back in 2009 and remains a strong contender for the top spot year-after-year.
  13. Florence (+3)  – Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli — A proud heritage to a thriving fashion industry in 2013.
  14. Madrid (-9) –  Still strong in 2013,  further cementing its place among the elite Fashion Capitals.
  15. Sao Paulo (-8)  – Again, the Queen of Latin American Fashion Capitals.
  16. St. Petersburg (+35)  –  Russian comes into 2014 with two Fashion Capitals in the Top Twenty, with Petrograd surprising  Moscow.

Top movers on the plus side included Antwerp (+33), Caracas (+27), Johannesburg (+23), and Sao Paulo (+18).  Top movers on the down side include Mexico City        (-25), Toronto (-19), Moscow (-17), Chicago (-14), and Mumbai (-14), attesting to the heightened global competition.  Newcomers to this year’s analysis were Vancouver (31),  Seoul (34), Boston (44),  Houston (49), and St Petersburg, Russia (51).

Prior to London’s two year reign, New York had reclaimed the crown from Milan.  Previous to this, New York had been the top fashion capital for five years running, taking the crown from Paris.
The 2012 Top Global Fashion Capitals, with Rank, Previous Year’s Rank
1.   London (1) – Competitors stymied by Kate Middleton and now the hugely successful Summer Olympics.
2.   New York (2)– That toddling town is waiting in the wings for London to stumble.
3.   Barcelona (7) — Iberia rules with two fashion capitals in the Top Five.
4.   Paris (3)–  Topped ‘haute couture’ category, of course.
5.   Madrid (12)– Making a strong move toward the top.
6.   Rome (13)– Edging Milano this time out.
7.   Sao Paulo (25) — The Queen of Latin America, again.
8.   Milano (4) — Slipping a few spots, but never for long.
9.   Los Angeles (5) — The City of Angels strengthening its hold as a true fashion capital.
10.   Berlin (10) — Remains among the elite — and deservedly so.
11.   Antwerp (44) — A surprising large climb in a very short time (up 33 spots).
12.   Hong Kong (6) — Tops in Asia, though down six year over year.
13.   Buenos Aires (20) — Moving steadily upward.
14.   Bali (21) — Steady climb attests to it being more than just swimwear.
15.   Sydney (11) — Remains near the top, a few steps ahead of Melbourne, as is its wont.
16.   Florence (31) — A big move for Firenza (up 15).
17.   Rio de Janeiro (23) — Building toward the 2016 Summer Games.
18.   Johannesburg (41) — Jo-burg breaks into the Top Twenty.
19.   Singapore (8) — Trailing  Hong Kong but leading Tokyo and Shanghai.
20.   Tokyo  (9) — No longer the No, 5 to the Top Four, competition is aglow in Asia.
21.   Melbourne (17) — Still strong, still a few steps behind Sydney.
22.   Shanghai (14) — A thriving fashion center in a tough competitive arena.
23.   Caracas (50) — Tremendous upward movement for a seminal fashion center.
24.   Las Vegas (16) — Follow the money, and the money and the stars flow to Vegas.
25.   Monaco (15) — The principality is firmly ensconced in the European fashion firmament.
26.   Santiago (30) — A solid No. 5 in Latin America.
27.  Amsterdam (19) — Creative, original and a bit outre.
28.   Dubai (27) — A steady force in the mid-East ready to bloom further.
29.   Bangkok (32) — Struggling to gain ground in the region.
30.   Copenhagen (29) — Keeping pace with (and a bit ahead of) Stockholm.
31.   Vancouver (Debut) — Solid debut from this newcomer from the Pacific Northwest.
32.   Stockholm (28) — The Capital of Scandinavia’s influence is beginning to transcend its regional roots.
33.   Krakow (47) — A scrappy player wielding a surprising amount of influence.
34.   Seoul (Debut) — Korean fashion has now gained a foothold on the world scene.
35.   Moscow (18) — A bold and growing presence despite a stumble in the current analysis.
36.   Frankfurt (43) — Carving out its own space in Berlin’s towering shadow.
37.  Vienna (35) — Insight into 21st c. fashion emerging from ancient imperial venues.
38.  Mumbai (24) — Still leading New Delhi (now by 10 spots) to dominate the Subcontinent.
39.   Miami (26) — The fashion world beginning to understand Miami is more than swimwear.
40.  Abu Dhabi (42) — A steady climb backed by deep pockets.
41.   San Francisco (38) — A rising yet iconoclastic star.
42.   Austin (40) — Famous for its ‘Mash Up’ teams, the city propels its unique style forward.
43.   Warsaw (33) — Particularly influential in Central Europe.
44.   Boston (Debut) — Can New England deliver fashion to the world? Apparently so.
45.   Prague (48) —  A firm foundation in interpreting the traditional and the classic.
46.   Dallas (37) — Outdistances Houston to settle the local score.
47.   Mexico City (22) — Slips some twenty-five spots since the last report.
48.   New Delhi (39) — Striving for relevance on the global stage.
49.   Houston (Debut) — Big, bold and a city to watch.
50.   Chicago (36) – City of the Big Shoulders stretching out toward word-class fashion.
51.   St. Petersburg (Debut) — The former imperial capital making strides on the global fashion scene.
52.  Montreal (49) — Eclipsed by the debut of Vancouver but still a formidable force.
53.  Toronto (34) —  Nipped by its francophone neighbor to the North.
54.  Cape Town (46) — Though Jo-burg won the latest duel, Cape Town surely has plans.
55.  Atlanta (45) — Gaining an international reputation for its bold accents.

Top Fashion Capitals by Region:

Europe (14):  London,  Barcelona, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Milano, Berlin, Antwerp, Florence, Monaco, Amsterdam,  Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Frankfurt.

Middle and Eastern Europe (6):  Krakow, Moscow, Vienna, Warsaw, Prague, and St Petersburg.

North America (13):  New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Vancouver, San Francisco, Austin, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto, and Atlanta.

Asia (6):  Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai, Bangkok, and Seoul.

Subcontinent (2):  Mumbai, New Delhi,

Oceania (3):  Bali, Sydney, and Melbourne.

Latin America (6):  Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro,  Caracas, Santiago, and Mexico City.

Middle East and Africa (4):  Dubai, Johannesburg, Abu Dhabi, and Cape Town.

The world fashion trade  is estimated to be over three trillion USD.

Diva~liscious Baby Boomer Opens Up Alaska Fashion Week Giving Them Something To Talk About

By Carla B.

Follow this author: @EOTMPR on Twitter |EOTM.Media on Facebook

Despite pushing 67, Lourdes Duque Baron recently launched a singing career, set to open Alaska Fashion Week (AFW) & scheduled to embark on a world tour, flaunting a figure a woman half her age would kill for.

Lourdes Duque Baron and Award Winning Producer Andrew Lane

Commencing May 29, 2014 Alaska’s largest runway show will highlight celebrated fashion designers such as; E’lione Designs, Indashio, Leontine Abdullah, Mimi BewareSwim Pericles, Purple Thoughts, Blakemore Designs, Boss Boutique, Courtney Allegra, Parris Harris, Beso Moda and Love Light, (Others to be announced) world’s most beautiful cat walkers, the hottest singers in the industry to date, including baby boomer Lourdes Duque Baron.

“We’re thrilled to announce Mrs Baron’s participation in this year’s show. With the help of this amazing and awe inspiring singer and our celebrated fashion designers we can continue to focus on innovative, high energy entertainment for the tested and true lovers of all things fashion & music. Our goal each and every year is to be a highlight of Fashion Week,” Founder and Executive Producer of Alaska Fashion Week, Dominick Liriano said.

Since releasing her amazing cover of the late Amy Winehouse, “Me & Mr. Jones,” in March featuring AKNU, Lourdes has ascended to dizzying heights on YouTube & MTV downloads. And the lyrics, well…awakens something in music lovers, reminding us of enduring exuberance and Baron promising with grandeur fortitude, “Nobody stands in between me and my man…cause it’s Me and Mr Jones.”

The timeless beauty debut album, ‘Feeling Good At Any Age,’ is set to release June 2014 and shortly after Baron will embark on a world tour with stops in Manila and Tokyo, November 2014. Yes, the gifted entertainer proves anyone can be their best, whatever the age.

Baron explains that “wisdom comes with age, especially when one is at the stage where I am, still absorbing, looking and learning. I still feel like something else is coming for me, something very special. I might be 90 or 100 years old, but I’ll be able to say, I’ve got it!”

About Alaska Fashion Week

The idea of creating AFW was in the mind of the founders as they would say, “for awhile.” In 2012, after a crucial article from the Travel Leisure Magazine, calling Alaska the worst dressed in United States” the group decided to work on AFW to change that statement. Their first year was in 2013 and now AFW is quickly becoming a fashion event to be reckoned with. — Visit www.alaskafashionweek.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

About Lourdes Duque Baron

Lourdes Duque Baron, MHA, MSG, is a Catholic baby boomer and the wife of Dr. Robinson V. Baron. She is a community leader, international published book author of “Scripted in Heaven”, beauty queen (3rd runner-up for Mrs. Asia USA 2011 representing the Philippines), producer, president of Celestial Productions and founder/president of The Baron Publishing House Corporation.

On January 10, 2013 she was nominated for The Sidney Hillman Foundation Award for her book “Scripted In Heaven” On February 12, 2013 she was nominated for the 2013 EOTM Award for her published book “Scripted In Heaven” in the category of Outstanding Literary (Inspirational, True Story, Biography). On February 28, 2013 she won an award for her book “Scripted In Heaven” at MoneyCytec Achiever Awards Night 2013 in New York.

Rhapsody

Check out the official Video for ‘Me & Mr. Jones’ below and get a sneak peek of the singer’s upcoming performance at AFW 2014.



Who to Follow on Twitter For Alaska Fashion Week

By Carla B.

Follow this author: @eotmpr on Twitter | EOTM.Media on Facebook

The time has come, fashion-lovers: Alaska Fashion Week, is almost amongst us. As always, we will be updating you on everything you need to know by way of  @AFW2014 — from what’s coming down the runways, to the beautiful street style, to all backstage madness.

Credit: Alaska Fashion Week (AFW2014)

But we can’t be in two places at once. So to ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the action, we’ve complied a list of Twitter accounts you have to follow during AFW. These editors, bloggers and designers will give you behind-the-scenes access to the best castings, shows and parties that Alaska Fashion Week has to offer, this you can be sure of.

Follow these sources to be the first to know what’s happening on the runways of fashion:

@AlexanderWangNY, @AFW2014, @ParrisHarris, @MichaelKors, @HouseofHerrera, @LeontineDesigns, @EOTMOnline, @EOTMPR, @xoBetseyJohnson, @CalvinKlein, @Beso_Modo, amongst others.

2013 Alaska Fashion Week -- Beso Modo Collection

  • Each day of AFW will include guest Twitter writers in the know including magazine editors and models. @EOTMOnline & @EOTMPR are also the go-to source for a behind-the-scenes & red carpet look at the festivities.
  • Follow the designers — (AlaskaFashionWeek.com) Most of the designers showing at Alaska fashion week will be posting updates to their Twitter feeds.
  • Fashion hashtags to add: #AFW2014, #Fashionista, #Stylist #Fashionweek #EOTMOnline and #CatWalk to your Twitter searches for real-time details on the shows.

SEE ALSO: With The Start of Alaska Fashion Week 2014, EOTM’s Editor takes a look Back at the history of AFW

Alaska Fashion Week 2013 Promo — What you missed (See below)


2014 Alaska Fashion Week Vendors — Please support our partners.

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With The Start of Alaska Fashion Week 2014, EOTM’s Editor takes a look Back at the history of AFW

By Carla B.

Follow this author: @eotmpr on Twitter | EOTM.Media on Facebook

AFW should be proud, they were essential for bringing together the fashion and beauty industries, including buyers, manufacturers, designers, and editors around a single fashion itinerary – Alaska Fashion Week.

A Brief History of Alaska Fashion Week

With the start of Alaska Fashion Week (AFW) 2014 nipping at our heels, EOTM’s Fashion editor, Carla B., takes a look back at the history of fashion in Alaska, the last frontier.

Alaska Fashion Week 2014

For fashion fanatics well, they eagerly wait, hungry for designers to unveil their collections to the world, taking copious notes from show to show, scrutinizing the trends, and talent-spotting the next model of the moment. However, through the flicker of the flashbulbs, the madness and the glamor, season after season, it’s finally time to stop and ask:

How did this spectacle known as Alaska Fashion Week come to be, specifically?

Long before Alaska Fashion Week became the display they are today, fashion reigned, as you may have guessed, in the salons of Northern Lights, subtly.

The concept of the fashion presentation dates back to the 1800′s, when Charles Fredrick Worth first developed the concept of showing his clientele a pre-prepared selection of original designs aka collection.  One of the most noteworthy functions of the association of fashion was to legally regulate the phrase haute couture – meaning it could only be used by registered members of the industry, and if you were good enough to be granted membership, well….. Voila! You, have arrived!

Notably, in 2012, the first Alaska Fashion Week’s calendar was launched by Dominique Liriano and his team, and they well….made beautiful history together. The AFW team was tasked with pulling together the best of the best — fashion designers from across the globe, highlighting their lines to fashionistas worldwide, and they did this with grand style. With the showcase of Nunez and Carlos De Moya’s MOD Factory Fashion Show the same year, fashion lovers witnessed another defining moment for Alaska – the one that turned the tables. Not only did this event break barriers for celebrity designers,  it also sparked the official inauguration of Alaska Fashion Week, which commenced the following year.

SEE ALSO: Top Models Strut the Cat Walk for Nunez and Carlos De Moya MOD Factory Fashion Show in Anchorage, Alaska.

For the past 3 years, celebrity designers have showcased their collections once a year in an extravaganza that would eventually put Alaska on the map, as a fashion city to watch. Seizing this opportunity to enhance the reputation and prestige of designers on the international scene.

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So, what’s next? Is there a new twist? What can we except from AFW 2014?

Who knows how the media will continue to transform this event, with live streams of shows and instantaneous access to backstage action – all available to the world through EOTM Media Groups (@eotmpr) & AFW’s Twitter (@AFW2014) and other social media platforms. Whichever direction it takes, you can be sure that this dynamic and exhilarating event will continue to unfold like the beautiful designs it exhibits to the world.

The evolution of the concept of Alaska Fashion Week continues to evolve, we hope you join us.

RELATED: AFW 2014 — Line-Up Announced

Alaska Fashion Week 2014 and it’s festivities launches, May 29-June 1st.  Tickets for AFW 2014 are now available, click here to purchase.

AFW Press Portal

All the information you need on Alaska Fashion Week — full archive of press releases, vital documents and images from throughout the event.

RELATED: Fashion’s Power Forward: Alaska Fashion Week

By downloading any of the Alaska Fashion Week images, you are agreeing to use the photographs for non-commercial, editorial purposes only. Copyright EOTM Media Group, Tina Marie Photography & Getty Image.

For press & or sponsorship inquiries please contact:
Carla B., Senior Publicist
EOTM Media Group
Tel: 323-805-9948- Email: pr@eotmradio.com

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AFW Announces Its Alaska Fashion Week 2014 Line-Up


Alaska Fashion Week is pleased to announce the AFW Alaska Fashion Week 2014 schedule, which includes an all-star lineup of high profile shows and celebrity hosted events from May 29-June 1st.

(EOTM Media Group) March 27, 2014 – This season AFW will again position itself as a leading contender of Fashion Week by hosting a selection of high-profile fashion shows and see-and-be-seen mixers. The chic extravaganza will be presented at the beautiful 5 star Sheraton Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska and the official meet and greet will be held at the same location — on the 15th floor overlooking some of the world’s most beautiful glacier scenery.

“We’re thrilled to announce our 2014 line up. With the help of these celebrated designers. We can continue to focus on innovative, high energy entertainment for the tested and true lovers of all things fashion. Our goal each and every year is to be a highlight of Fashion Week,” states Founder and Executive Producer, Dominick Liriano.

This May will be no different as AFW 2014 announces its runway of celebrated fashion designers as follows:

E’lione Designs, Indashio, Leontine Abdullah, Mimi BewareSwim Pericles, Purple Thoughts, Blakemore Designs, Boss Boutique, nigel Who?, Courtney Allegra, Parris Harris, Beso Moda and Love Light. (Others to be announced)

AFW invites you to enjoy the eclectic individualism that has become a hallmark of their inspirational and aspirational fashion community.

Alaska Fashion Week & its jamboree goes down live May 30th thru June 1st. For more information on this year designers and to view runway trends please visit www.AlaskaFashionWeek.com, in addition to Twitter @AFW2014 @EOTMPR and Facebook.com/AlaskaFashionWeek.

Media Contact:
Carla B.
213-290-3573
pr@eotmradio(dot)com

Media Contact:
alaskafashionweek@yahoo.com

Pre & Post Media Coverage:
The event will receive pre promotion and post coverage from various upscale media outlets and PR reps, as well as online media publications and entertainment/fashion websites. Prior to, there will be press releases distributed in addition to social media driven promotions leading up to the launch.

About Alaska Fashion Week:
The idea of creating AFW was in the mind of the founders as they would say, “for awhile.” In 2012, after a crucial article from the Travel Leisure Magazine, calling Alaska the worst dressed in United States” the group decided to work on AFW to change that statement.  Their first year was in 2013 and now AFW is quickly becoming a fashion event to be reckoned with.

About Dominick Liriano:
The spearhead behind AFW, Dominick was born in the Dominican Republic, and has been an Alaskan resident since 1993. He has been in the fashion business since 2008. During the course of his passion for fashion, Liriano has participated in many fund-raising fashion shows in Alaska and around the world.

About Jean Rojas:
Rojas was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic he has a background in Business Administration as well as Retail Management. Ever the diligent worker; he has honed his Marketing and Public Relation Skills in different fields of the Entertainment Industry such as photography and as an artists manager. Most recently Jean became a vital part of the Alaska Fashion Week when he was invited to become a partner at RZ Promotions and management in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr Rojas is also the President of True Alaska Designs; a new endeavor that creates quality, stylish shirts that promote some of the great things that the great state of Alaska has to offer.

Rojas friends describe him as ‘dedicated’, a ‘hard worker’. He tends to put others before himself and takes care of those closest to him. Perseverance, attention to detail and kindness will take him a long way as he works to bring fashion to another Northern state.

About Richard Zacharakis:
Zacharakis is the founder and CEO of RZ Promotions and Marketing Director of Alaska Fashion Week in Anchorage, Alaska. He is from New York City moving to Anchorage in 2008, continuing to pursue his dreams of creating his own marketing and promotions company which launched in 2009. Zacharakis promotes and markets big events such as the ‘Mod Factory Fashion Show,’ which took place at the Dena’ina Center in April 2012 as well as ‘The Alaska Talent Competition,’ which took place on April 6th, 2013. Promoting is his passion and the savvy entrepreneur has gained experience by working alongside others in the promotions industry. He is self motivated and constantly challenging himself to make his business a bigger success. Currently he is working with the Alaska Fashion Week Board Members with the preparation of Alaska Fashion Week 2014. When he is not working he likes to read and cook at home. He Attended the University of Mariano Galvez in Guatemala City, Guatemala in 2004.

About EOTM Media Group:
Headquartered in Los Angeles, EOTM is a full-service agency that blends traditional and non-traditional PR strategies and tactics to accomplish its clients’ goals. EOTM’s results-driven methodology, coupled with their commitment to new practices including social media has made them one of the most sought after agencies on the West Coast. With this momentum and a diligent team of professionals driving them forward, they are on the forefront of becoming one of the most progressive agencies in the industry. Their agency’s areas of industry experience and expertise include:entertainment, fashion, real estate, authors, film, red carpet events and product launches. EOTM also handles media relations and community relations including publicity, social media campaigns and online brand management, promotions, corporate communications, crisis management, speech writing, media training, financial forecasting and budgeting, film project negotiations and the development and execution of grand openings, galas, special events and charity functions.

 

Young Designers Bring Sexy Spirit to Alaska Fashion Week 2014

By Carla B.

Follow me on Twitter, I will be LIVE from the runway during Alaska Fashion Week 2014! Changing the FASHION world one Tweet at a Time!

The source for top coverage of Alaska Fashion Week

Ella Moss (VF Contemporary)

Each year we travel to the City of Northern Lights where our photographers, media hosts & bloggers dish on all the action from the front rows, backstage and parties happening at Alaska Fashion Week (AFW) — exclusively for our readers. With each instance of AFW that rolls around, the Alaskan streets become a runway of their own as the most stylish of the industry attend their show. From the luxury fashion houses to edgy French labels, California brands as well as the Up and comings, Alaska fashion week sees the spring / summer and autumn (fall) / winter collections taking to the runway, at one of the newest and most exciting fashion extravaganzas to hit the scene.

And while everyone scrambles to New York City to kick off the season, plans for Spring 2014 Fashion Week in Alaska are underway.

Yes….Alaska!

There is a lot of ground to cover in Alaska both literally and figuratively in a marketplace spread across snow capped mountains and incredible wilderness. The opportunity to see unspoiled nature is irresistible, indeed.

Yes child, fashionistas also flock to Alaska…and YOU still have time to Facebook ‘Like’ the venture before they well …. how do I put this, become world famous.

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The venue, runway show and fashion event remains a unique presentation organized by a passionate production team committed to delivering a distinct design vision and experience to its invited guests: a mix of journalists, editors, retail store buyers, bloggers and high-profile celebrity fans from Alaska and around the globe.

Beso Moda @ Style Fashion Week. Images Courtesy of Tim Regas

Yes my dears….  Alaska has finally grown up to be a style force to be reckoned with. Eskimo sweaters are not the only thing Alaskans wear…just ask celebrity designer Leontine Abdullah.

2014 featured Alaska Fashion Week Designer ‘Leontine Abdullah’ — (Model pictured)

So What To Expect?

Influencers will start up AFW with a taste of what’s to come with spring and summer collections and one thing you can be sure of…celebrity fashion designers will bring classic elegance to the catwalks, while up and coming talent join the fun with their hip and trendy styles during this years festivities.

Eve donning Celebrity Designer, Courtney Allegra's 'Pencil Yellow Skirt'

For some of the renowned fashion lovers and designers, Alaska Fashion Week is always an event to look forward to. This is because many things happen when designers arrive from all walks of life… and from all over the world, gracing the occasion with their creativity on the cat walks.

AFW invites you to enjoy the eclectic individualism that has become a hallmark of their inspirational and aspirational fashion community.

Alaska Fashion Week, LIVE, May 30th thru June 1st – Click here for Tickets

2014 Designers to Watch at AFW

 

  • E’lione Designs
  • Purple Thoughts
  • Blakemore Designs
  • Boss Boutique

Featured 2014 Alaska Fashion Week Designer - Courtney Allegra


The Black Bow Jewelry Company

Alaska Fashion Week 2014 Vendors Row

 

To become a 2014 Vendor visit AlaskaFashionWeek.com for more info.

 

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