A Different Look at Fashion Week

Sustainable Fashion Night at the Tesla Motors Manhattan

dsc_0382_-_version_3The Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce introduces Sustainable Style Night to Fashion Week. Partnering with the cutting-edge automobile company, Tesla’s Chelsea Showroom, the event hits NYC Fashion Week in a fresh and exciting way. This exclusive night features the sustainable designs of Tesla’s premium electric cars, complemented by emerging fashion designer Ashley McAleavy’s eco-friendly couture line, Remedy Designs as well as Nais lingerie, Kallio Kids, My Fabulous Puppy, Mink Shoes and Thaddaeus Timothy. With the these trendsetting companies headlining, Style Night is a pulsing and unique occasion focused on the importance of sustainability.

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On Monday, September 9th, from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm at the Tesla Showroom, 511 W. 25th Street, Tesla Style Night offers beer from Ithaca Beer, hor d’oeuvres from Ellary’s Greens and liquor from The Nobel Experiment, and features Telsa’s line of stylish and sustainable cars. On this night celebrating fashion, design, and sustainability, models mingle with guests, showcasing Remedy Designs’ Summer/Spring 2014 Collection throughout the evening, alongside a full runway show projected on the showroom walls. Get tickets HERE.

Spirit & Flesh Fashion Week Launch

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Jump start New York Fashion Week Wednesday, September 4, as Sony Music SVP & Creative Director Christopher Austopchuk launches the second issue of his Spirit & Flesh magazine with music and fashion industry insiders aboard New York City’s luxe floating event space, Hornblower Infinity. The event will benefit RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization, ranked as one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine and feature a performance by Columbia Recording Artist and American synthpop duo CHAIRLIFT.

Check out The Museum at FIT

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 A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk  Special Exhibitions Gallery showing September  13, 2013 – January 4, 2014.

From Cristobal Balenciaga and Christian Dior to Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen, many of the  greatest fashion designers of the past century have been gay. Indeed, it is widely believed that most male  fashion designers are gay.  Is this just a stereotype? Or do gay men really have a special relationship with  fashion? To what extent have lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people also made significant contributions  to fashion? Fashion and style have played an important role within the LGBTQ (lesbian-gay-bisexual-  transgender-queer) community, both pre- and post-Stonewall, and even as early as the eighteenth.  century.  Yet surprisingly little has been researched about high fashion as a site of gay cultural production. Get more info HERE.

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